RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
Rating: 5  


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.

Radar/Visual by U.S. Flag Ship in the Philippines
May 6, 1965

Brad Sparks:
May 6, 1965; Philippine Sea (BBU)
9:10 a.m. [GMT? = 6:10? p.m. Local Time?] Crew of USN ship heading W at 265° at 15 knots sighted aircraft at bearing 000° [N?] approaching. At 9:14 the SPS-6C air search radar detected 4 targets at ranges up to 22 miles for the next 6 mins at extremely high speed 3,000 knots (3,500 mph) and various maneuvers, viewed through binoculars appeared as 3 lighted objects one of 1st stellar magnitude the others 2nd magnitude. Objects hovered directly over the ship for 3 mins as confirmed visually and on radar by the Commanding Officer, bridge crew and others on deck. No IFF response, one object to starboard appeared larger on radar. Objects departed to the SE at extremely high speed. (Hynek UFO Exp ch. 7, case RV-5)
Dr. J. Allen Hynek:
A Radar-Visual (RV) case that the Condon committee did not examine and of which it was probably not even aware.  Blue Book dismissed it as having "insufficient data."  No attempt was made to obtain further data.  It was reported as "aircraft" - from a navy ship in the Philippines. The sighting occurred on May 5, 1965.  :

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