RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR

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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.

Rectangular Targets Tracked On Radar? Maybe Not.
March 22, 1957
Long Beach-Los Angeles, California

Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:05:12 +0000 (GMT)
Dan Wilson
March 22, 1957; Long Beach-Los Angeles Airport, Ca. (BBU)
At 11:55 p.m., two objects then one were picked up on radar at Los Angeles International Airport. The targets were rectangular and the size of a conventional target. The speed of the objects was approximately 3600 mph. The objects were detected 10 miles to the northwest. The objects were on a 320 degree heading and then stopped at approx. 40 miles range. The objects then came back towards the station to approx. 10 miles and then stopped. The objects then proceeded on a 320 degree heading beyond the range of the radar. Two F-89 jet fighters were dispatched to the area from Oxnard. At twelve minutes past the beginning of the sighting, at 12:07 a.m., the radar station lost its high voltage and went off.

Fran Ridge:
This report has too many problems associated with it and has been downgraded. See Commentary & Analysis below.

Detailed reports and documents
docs/570322LongBeach.pdf (Dan Wilson/Jean Waskiewicz)
Commentary & Analysis (Carpenter, Ridge, Shough, Sparks)
Commentary: Objects also seen at Oxnard (Dan Wilson)
Comment on Oxnard (Martin Shough)
Radar Report Certified By NICAP Board Members (001_JULY_1957_UFOI.pdf) (Dan Wilson)

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