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.

Radar Lock Broken By UO
March 9, 1958
Panama Canal Zone

Fran Ridge:
This is an interesting uncorrelated target incident, supported by 17 Blue Book documents.

Dan Wilson:
March 9-10, 1958; Panama Canal Zone
At around  2000 hours an unidentified object was picked up on search radar approaching the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama. At 2045 hours two additional blips were observed. These returns were transferred to track radar. During the period of observation the radar lock was broken, the equipment immediately picked up the target and locked on again. A second radar tracking station also locked onto the return. The manner of flight of the objects was steady, slightly circular path over the vicinity of Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone. There was such rapid movement of the object that it broke the lock of the track radar. It was assumed that these were solid objects as track radar can only be locked on a solid object. At 2400 hours, radar advised that as soon as a searchlight was employed the object became evasive. (Dan Wilson) 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/580309panamacanalzone_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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