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.

Cylinder Maneuvers Around F-102
June 9, 1958
Central Puget Sound, Washington

10:17 a.m. PST
Duration 3 mins
aircraft F-102
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 9, 1958; Central Puget Sound, Wash. (BBU)
10:17 a.m. (PST). USAF 1st Lt. Charles Scharf, pilot of F­102 jet fighter (no. 1425) with 318th FI Sq. McChord AFB, Tacoma, Wash., and ground witnesses [?] saw a pinkish-whitish cylindrical object (length/width ratio 12:1) with a slight orange tint [?] and a dark circle in the center approaching at high speed at about 30° elevation with an oscillating motion. F-102 was heading S or 180° between 40,000 and 50,000 ft at about 600 mph. Pilot banked left to keep object in sight, object continued N, then climbed, decelerated, made a large 360° orbit, then circled the jet 3 times as it descended closer. Object finally pitched up 45° and accelerated in a climb, rapidly disappearing on a NW heading. (NARCAP; Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/580609pugetsound_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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