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.

Flat Silver Object Approaches F-86 And Maneuvers
Nov. 26, 1957
Joliet, Illinois

6:30 a.m. CST
Duration not given
aircraft F-86
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 26, 1957; Joliet, Illinois (BBU)
6:30 a.m. Air National Guard F-86A pilot saw a stationary yellowish object disappear slightly [?] to the N. (Project 1947

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 26, 1957; 15-20 miles W. of Joilet, Illinois (BBU)
6:30 a.m. CST. A 31 year-old former USAF pilot, now an Air National Guard pilot, flying in an F-86 at 44,000 feet observed a large flat silver object straight ahead. According to the pilot the object had great speed and performed acute maneuvers. Pilot reports the object came at him at high speed and then changed course and headed east. The object had the apparent size of a nickel held at arm's length. Object in sight 10 mins. After the object disappeared the witness noticed three B-47's at 33,000 feet. He then attempted to contact them with negative results. He reported the incident to the ARTC at Chicago via radio and they forwarded it to the ADCC, the 30th Air Div at WRAFS, Michigan.

Fran Ridge:
When I found the lead for this case I wondered if there might be more than what was listed in the initial summary above. Dan Wilson then dug in and checked the Blue Book files and located 33 documents. After making an inventory of these documents and submitting the links to Bill Schroeder and myself, Bill then resized them and made the pdfs.  Good job, guys!!!
Detailed reports and documents
reports/571126joliet_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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