Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Airline Pilots Report Round Blue-White Object
Oct. 2, 1955
Poughkeepsie, New York

6:16 p.m. EST
Duration 30 secs
aircraft ??
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 2, 1955: Poughkeepsie, New York (BB)
At 6:16 p.m. EST, (2/2316Z). Colonial Airline Captain Edson Wood was flying at an altitude of 6,000 feet when he observed a round blue-white object that passed abeam to the port side of the aircraft and then it appeared to hover for 10 to 15 seconds. The object appeared as large as a baseball held at arm's length. It then departed on a southeasterly heading at an extreme rate of speed. As the object faded in the distance it appeared to gain altitude. The object was also observed by the co-pilot. The total length of observation was 30 seconds. Captain Wood tried unsuccessfully to contact Air Defense Radar in hopes they might track this object.

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reports/551002poughkeepsie_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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