RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
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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.

Two Radars Plot 20 Objects
March 2, 1967
White Sands Missile range, Alamogordo, New Mexico


Francis Ridge:
This series of visual sightings of silver specks in the sky triggered a scramble of two aircraft from Holloman AFB. Two range surveillance radars (one at Holloman, the other at Elephant Mountain near Orogrande, 35 miles south of Holloman) plotted four targets 10 Nautical miles ENE of Tularosa. Then a  plot of three targets were reported over Mescalero by both radars. Although intermittent the radar operators were convinced that "something" was there. The case was one investigated by the Condon Committee FI, M. Van Arsdale. This case was not listed among the original Blue Book Unknowns.

Dan Wilson:
March 2, 1967; White Sands Missile Range, NM (BB)
10:25 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST. Two radars plotted 20 silver objects, radar blips at 7 mile altitude. News blackout invoked by military (section I).  Twenty-nine people reported seeing one or more objects in groups. ranging in appearance from silvery objects flying overhead to a saucer-shaped object. Intermittent unexplained radar targets were seen during this time. (El Paso Times, Texas, 3/5/67, copies in NICAP files and in Donald E. Keyhoe Archives files; Hall, 2001, p. 58, from Van Arsdale, M., 1967, "Report of UFO Sighting March 2, 1967, in Alamogordo, N.M.," University of Colorado UFO project (March 24, 1967), "Reports of Investigators" file; Sagan and Page, 1972, p. xxxi.)

Below is a newspaper article "explaining" the UFOs as radar chaff. Yeah right...

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