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.

Three Airliners See Silver Object
Jan. 4, 1959
Taft, California

11:30 p.m. PST
Duration 4-5 secs
aircraft TWA C-54 & 2 TWA Constellations
United States
3 observers +
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 4-5, 1959; Taft, Calif.(BBU)
11:30 p.m. (PST). Pilots of TWA C-54 and TWA Constellation saw a silver oval object with silver trail flying at 20,000 ft and 10 miles from aircraft [?]. (Project 1947)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 4, 1959; Taft, California
11:30 p.m. PST. Pilots of three airliners, TWA 52, TWA 87, and Resort 910, observed an oval object the size of a basketball at 50 to 100 yards that appeared as a ball of fire with a sliver tail and a longer trail coming from underneath. The object was tracking SW to NE and made a sharp 90 degree turn to the right and faded from view. The length of observation was 4-5 seconds.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/590104taft_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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