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.

Targets on Lakenheath Radar (BBU)
Oct. 19, 1957
Mildenhall, England, UK

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 19, 1957; Mildenhall, England, UK. (BBU)
(McDonald list)
Dan Wilson:
GMT 19/1740Z. At 5:40 p.m., local time, A/2C Pringle and A/2C Warsewich on duty in the control tower at Mildenhall RAF Station, observed a circular disc-shaped object, yellow to orange in color to the SW of the station. The object appeared as large as a dime held at arm's length. The object when first sighted was approx. 5 degrees above the horizon and appeared to be stationary. At 5:55 p.m., the weather observer working in the tower was notified. The wx observer said he could not identify the object , but it definitely was not a star or other celestial body. At 6:03 P.M., Lakenheath RAPCON was advised of the UFO. The UFO was obscured from the tower's vision at Mildenhall at 6:09 p.m. by clouds. At 7:28 p.m., Lakenheath RAPCON advised Mildenhall tower they could see an object to the SW of Mildenhall. At 7:30 p.m., Lakenheath advised Mildenhall they had 3 targets on their radar. Two of the targets were NW of Mildenhall at approx. 11 miles. The two targets were also stationary. The 3rd target was north and moving slowly towards the station. Also the targets NW were visible from Lakenheath. Mildenhall GCA was notified and also picked up the targets which coordinated with Lakenheath. At 8:40 p.m., Sculthorpe WX station picked up the unidentified targets on their radar. The positions coincided with those of Lakenheath Control and Mildenhall GCA had reported.   The UFO report's preparing officer, 1st Lt. David A. Zillmer, wrote in his report on this incident. After investigating possible confusion with some known object the sighting was considered to definitely involve an unidentified object.

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