RADCAT Case Directory
Category 9, RADAR
Preliminary Rating: 5
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|Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 05:57:17
10:30 p.m. (GMT). RAF pilot of Mosquito pursued unidentified radar target showing efficient controlled evasive action at 22,000 ft speed equal or greater than Mosquito, headed W? towards Norfolk, Eng. (FOIA) This was five months before the Kenneth Arnold sighting and the beginning of the Wave of 1947, followed by the crash at Roswell in early July. The incident was also linked to another "X raid" tracked by radar earlier that same day. An FBI document from July of 1947 quoted the Air Ministry case summary stating that: "no explanation has been forthcoming, nor has it been repeated." This information was not entirely accurate, because a very similar incident had occurred just 24 hours after the North Sea incident. As a direct result, Fighter Command immediately extended its night radar watch.
At 11:30 at night in the North Sea an RAF Mosquito pilot picked up a strange object on radar 50 miles north of the coast of Holland. The UFO seemed to be taking evasive maneuvers when approached by the fighter aircraft. The UFO was pursued for 30 minutes until over the Norfolk, England coast, at which point the object darted away. (Source: APRO Bulletin, December 1977, p. 7). See report from Project Blue Book files below.
The U.S. got a full report on this which (Captain Edward) Ruppelt saw and summarized. The summary was in Hynek's files now at CUFOS, Operation Charlie, which Martin Shough and Dave Clarke dug out of the UK archives. This impressive case involves more than one incident, and the British archives is missing some information. Apparently the Americans got a report on the incident including information that is now missing from the UK archives.
Detailed reports and documents
BB Documents: USAF-SIGN8-303-304 (Dan Wilson)
reports/470116_opcharlie.pdf (Martin Shough)
reports/70116northsea_shough4.htm (Clarke/Shough/Aldrich/Project 1947)