RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR
Preliminary Rating: 5  


RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

RB-36H Encounter / Gnd radar Track of UFO
Late 1956
Border between South & North Dakota

Fran Ridge:
Navigator on a RB-36H belonging to the 718th Squadron out of Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, South Dakota. The RB-36H was cruising above the border between North and South Dakota in straight and level flight at about 435 mph and at 40,000 ft. Suddenly the left scanner in the aft compartment saw a metallic disc about one hundred feet across. He called on the intercom to tell the rest of crew that there was an object flying toward the airplane from its left-hand side and and took up a fixed position off the left wing less than 300 ft away. The object had a dome on top, like an observation dome, that had some portholes around it and it was circular in shape, approximately 100 ft in diameter. It flew just a few hundred yards off the aircraft wingtip in formation with it. Several crew members took 35 mm photographs using their standart-issue cameras. A radar site on ground confirmed that there was an object flying in formation with the RB-36H. (from Dr Richard F. Haines article "RB-36H Navigator describes UFO encounter in late 1956" and Colonel Llyod's testimony)

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