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.

Pilot Spots Unidentified Aircraft Near Indy
Dec. 2, 1993
Nr. Indianapolis, Indiana

5:30 p.m. Chicago time
Duration mins ?
Airliner or business jet
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
Dec. 2, 1993; Near Indianapolis, Indiana
5:30 p.m. Pilot spotted unidentified aircraft near Indy. ARTC at Chicago reported Indy Center was in emergency mode. The Quality Assurance Specialist contacted the pilot concerning this incident, but told me there was never any emergency and the incident was nothing serious. Without the pilot report or other evidence, there is no way to confirm this extensive report as a UFO incident. However, it is no coincidence that the ripple effect from this incident found its way all the way to Chicago and an unusual amount of traffic was being channeled out of the region around Indianapolis. Whatever the object was, it was never identified, and caused a major stir. And since we know the story is basically true, then maybe the  pilot WAS hysterical, hardly the thing you'd expect from a mere sighting of an unidentified military aircraft which shouldn't have been tested or flying over populated areas..

Detailed reports and documents
The Investigation Report (Fran Ridge)
docs/931202indy_docs.pdf [40 pages] (Fran Ridge)

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