Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Object Maneuvers Near B-25's / EME
Jan. 16, 1957
Near Fort Worth, Texas

8:00 p.m. CST
Duration not given
aircraft B-25's
United States
4 observers
EMI reported
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 16, 1957.  Bet. Ft. Worth and Lubbock, Texas
8:00 p.m.  USAF crews of 2 B-25's flying from Maxwell AFB, Birmingham, Ala., to Reese AFB, Lubbock, Texas, including passenger Lt. Col. Howard T. Wright, Capt. [illegible] W. Davis, pilot Lt. Robert I. Kaplan, and Lt. [illegible] Daniel, saw a round white object make rapid maneuvers, with effects on radio compass.  B-25 sent on 4-hour search of visinity with no results.  (Sparks;  McDonald files;  BB files;  Weinstein;  Jan Aldrich) 

Mike Swords:
My take on this issue is that the only documentation that we have here with details is Wright's report to McDonald. No good government documentation. Wright says that the thing affected the "radio compass", and no mention is made of "radios" nor regular "compasses". BUT since the "radio compass" is a device for detecting radio signals and then orienting towards them, it seems legit to still list this case as an electromagnetic effects case. Concerning the lost records idea, it almost has to be true that the details about this case were taken which never made it to Blue Book or got "lost" there.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570116lubbock_narcap.htm [detailed NARCAP version/EME case] (NARCAP)
reports/570116ftworth_UAG.htm (UFOs & Government, Swords, et al)
articles/570116ftworth_gross.pdf (Gross)
reports/570116ftworth_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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