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.

Object Dives At Plane, Climbs Away At Tremendous Speed
July 4, 1961
Akron, Ohio

10:15 p.m. EST
Duration ???
aircraft ???
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
July 4, 1961; Akron, Ohio
A glowing green and white object dove at a plane, stopped suddenly and climbed away at tremendous speed. (July 5, same pilot sighted similar object; also seen visually and tracked on radar at Cleveland airport). [NICAP UFOE, V]

Dan Wilson:
July 4, 1961; Cleveland, Ohio (BB)
10:15 p.m. EST. A greenish object came from 1 o'clock high on a collision with a plane flown by Ernie Stadvec, the owner-operator of a flying service. The object stopped, moved to the northwest, stopped again before shooting straight upward and disappearing. A passenger on the plane, Clyde Skelton also saw the object. The next night (Wednesday) Stadvec was flying towards Cleveland Hopkins Airport when again he saw a greenish light which began to climb and sped off. The Cleveland Control Tower reported it also had seen the light and could offer no explanation of what it was. At around the same time an object that behaved like a falling star showed up on radar screens at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, according to John M. Gieb, the Operations Supervisor.

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