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.

Pair Of Luminous Objects Hover Near DC-8
Dec. 30, 1966
Coast of Peru

3:00 a.m. local
Duration 1-2 min+
aircraft DC-8
United States
observers, crew
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
Dec. 30, 1966; Coast of Peru
3:00 a.m. LT. A Canadian Pacific DC-8 airliner traveling on a northwest course at 35,000 feet observed a pair of pulsating, luminous objects hovering to their left. The objects descended at a slight angle and took up position off their left wing, pacing the plane for 1-2 minutes. Some members of the crew thought there was a connecting structure between the two lights. The lights were separated by about 3-4 degrees. A V-shaped pair of thin light beams emanated from the objects, first pointing upward, then downward. Finally, the objects accelerated, pulled away, and climbed out over the Pacific Ocean to the west, disappearing in the distance. (Volunteer Flight Officers Network report via Herb Roth; Gilmor, Colorado Project Case 11, pp. 280-82; McDonald, 1968b, reprinted in Vaughan, 1995, pp. 7-8; Hall, 2001, pp. 129-130.)

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