RADCAT Case Directory
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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.

AN/TPS-1D Tracks Object Three Times
Oct. 22, 1957
Wiesbaden, West Germany


Brad Sparks:
Oct. 22, 1957; Wiesbaden, West Germany (BBU)
(McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
October 22, 1957; Wiesbaden AB, West Germany (BBU)
At 2:00 p.m. local time, a target was picked up on an AN/TPS-1D radar at 286.5 degrees azimuth at 160 miles range. The blip was 2 to 3 times larger than any blip seen on radar set. The shape of the target was that of a normal aircraft target as seen on a PPI scope. The speed of the target was estimated at 6240 nmph. The target closed to a range of about 45-50 nm, reversed direction and went outbound on same azimuth without turning around or changing speed until disappearing at a range of 160 nm (at the rim of the PPI scope).  After a few seconds the "blip" reappeared and followed path as mentioned above. This happened again for a third time and then the blip disappeared from view. The total length of the observation was 5-6 minutes.

Seems like classic radar interference, with some elements of strangeness. Martin Shough may have the answer below. See Analyses below.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571022weisbaden_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/571022weisbaden_rep2.htm Analysis (Brad Sparks)
reports/571022weisbaden_rep3.htm Analysis (Martin Shough)


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