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.

Airliner Unable To Catch Object
July 29, 1957
Cleveland, Ohio

11:31 p.m. EST
Duration 8 mins
aircraft not given
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
July 29, 1957; Cleveland, Ohio (BBU4847)
10:31 p.m. Capital Airlines Capt. R. L. Stimley and First Officer F. J. Downing saw a large, round, yellow-white object cross the bow of the airliner, which then gave chase but was unable to catch it. (Berliner) 8 mins

Dan Wilson:
July 29, 1957; Cleveland, Ohio (BBU4847)
11:31 p.m. EST (0431Z). Capital Airline pilots of Flight 841 observed a large round yellowish-white object at approximately 20,000 feet altitude. The object came from the north and passed in front of the aircraft. It appeared brilliant, then went to dim and back to brilliant. The object hovered over Cleveland and then moved northwest. During this incident the airliner chased the object but it sped ahead of them and over the horizon. The object was extremely fast and was in sight for 8 minutes. Both pilots sure object was not a star.

Fran Ridge:
Project Blue Book even listed this (#4847) as "Unidentified" in their July 1957 sighting listing.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570729cleveland_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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