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.

RB-66 Crew Reports 4 Groups of Dark Objects
June 22, 1959
South China Sea, S. of Macao, China

6:46 a.m. local
Duration 6 mins
aircraft RB-66
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 22, 1959; South China Sea, S. of Macao, China (BBU)
6:46 a.m. USAF pilot and gunner of RB-66 saw 4 groups of 8 dark round objects heading SW. (Project 1947; McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
June 22, 1959: South China Sea S of Macao, China (BBU)
At 6:46 a.m. while on an RB-66 mission the pilot and gunner saw 4 pairs of unidentified objects. The objects were round and dark in color and were at an estimated altitude of 200 to 500 feet. The four pairs were spaced over an area of about 50 miles parallel to the RB-66 course. Separation of the objects in each pair was approximately 200-300 yards. Their size was estimated at 25-200 feet in diameter. The objects appeared to be moving on a course of 215 degrees at 15 knots. The RB-66 passed directly over the objects at 34,000 feet.(Dan Wilson)

Fran Ridge:
Even stranger, the aircraft noted a 3 beam radar signal. Six "cuts" all indicated it was emanating from the area of the objects. Report states "unusual ELINT signals obtained by Raven 4"... "ECM observer received strong signal." One pair of objects DEFINITELY moved together upon approach of aircraft and definitely airborne at 200-500'. Report mentions 35mm film was stored in a separate folder. A ship was observed on both ends of the formation!!! Not sure if this was coincidental, part of an exercise, or naval activity being observed.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/590622china_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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