RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
Rating: 5  

                                   
     

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.

Crescent at Mach 1.5 Tracked on Radar (BBU)
December 11, 1957
Guthrie, PA & Parkersburg, WV


Brad Sparks:
Dec. 11, 1957; Guthrie, Penna., and Parkersburg, West Virginia (BBU)
10 p.m. USAF pilots of 3 F-86's with 87th FI Sq saw an orange circular or crescent-shaped object moving erratically at Mach 1.5 (about 1,000 mph) with ground radar tracking. (Project 1947; McDonald list)

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:17:44 +0000 (GMT)
Dan Wilson:.
An unidentified flying object was sighted over Parkersburg, West Virginia, at 10:00 p.m. local time. An airborne sighting was by Avenger White Flight, of 3 F-86L's out of  Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. The UFOB was first observed when White 3 noticed an orange glowing object at his one o'clock position. He was 20 miles west of Parkersburg, WV., heading 90 degrees at 25,000 feet and climbing. He was informed that the moon was up and that it could be the moon. The pilot said it was not the moon. At this time ground radar spotted a radar blip ten miles east of Parkersburg moving towards the flight of F-86L's at an estimated speed of 1.5 mach. Movement was erratic, sometimes hovering, then resuming speed. As it neared the flight, pilot and radar position reports agreed. The pilot said the object was crescent shaped, orange-red and glowing. The object on radar appeared to join the flight at Parkersburg. The flight turned north, then northwest towards Lockbourne AFB. Last radar contact was 20 miles north of Parkersburg. Last pilot contact was 30 miles south of Lockbourne. Pilot was heading 350 degrees. Object was following in the 5 o'clock position. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571211guthrie_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)


NICAP Home Page