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.

Pilot In Piper Aircraft Encounters Blue Object
April 7, 1958
Dayton, Ohio

7:30 p.m. EST
Duration 4 mins
aircraft Piper ?
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 7, 1958; Dayton airport, Ohio (BBU)
7:30 p.m. Civilian pilot Hilt saw a very dark blue 6-8 ft cloud­ shaped object on a SW heading. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
April 7, 1958; Dayton Airport, Ohio (BBU)
7: 30 p.m. EST. A civilian pilot by the name of Hilt, flying in a Piper aircraft observed a very large dark blue cloud-like object to the south very low to the ground. The object was last seen moving vertical to the SW. According to the USAF Technical Information Sheet the object appeared to stand still for a time and then suddenly sped up and rushed away.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/580407dayton_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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