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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.

Object Tracked At 34,000' /F-102 Scrambled
June 2, 1961
Tampa, Florida


Brad Sparks:
June 2, 1961; Tampa, Florida (BBU)
(McDonald list)
 
Dan Wilson:
June 2, 1961; Tampa, Florida
At 8:06 p.m. local time, two civilian witnesses, one a retired USN Commander, saw a star-like object, bluish red changing to white, high in the sky on a  SE course of approximately 140 degrees from Tampa. This object or a similar object had been seen nightly on about the same flight path. The 660th Radar Station was called to check on the UFO and they reported a target on their height finder radar bearing 055 at 34,000 feet. Target moved up and down and remained in the same relative position. This object was still on the radar scope 5 June 61 and an F-102 was scrambled on the target. The aircraft reported contact but experienced ECM trouble and could not complete intercept due to jamming. Additional witnesses to the object were two tower operators of the 1928th AACS Det., MacDill AFB. An airman of the 660th AC&W Squadron also sighted the object. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/610602tampa_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)


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