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.

USS Philippine Sea Tracks Approaching Target
Feb. 2, 1952
E. of South Korea


Brad Sparks: 
Feb. 2, 1952; E. of South Korea (BBU)
7:35 p.m. USS Philippine Sea heading S 180° at 13 knots (15 mph) tracked approaching radar target from the N 0° azimuth at 25 miles, veered off in a wide left turn to the E radius about 12 miles (when visual observers spotted exhaust trails), reversing course on radar away from the aircraft carrier accelerating from 600 mph to 1800 mph at 52,000 ft altitude, split into 2 targets 5-12 miles apart on a slightly zigzag wavy course headed due N  0° to disappearance at about 110 miles. Visual observers sighted 3 exhaust flames at 30° azimuth [?]. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 126-8)

J. Allen Hynek:
One of the series of military radar sightings that took place in and around the Korean War zone over a period of fifteen months from January 1951 to April 1952.  These cases involved just about every type of radar sighting from single-radar contact with a UFO to multiple-radar visual contacts both in the air and on board naval vessels.  Some twenty-four cases were involved and according to Air Intelligence Information Reports in the Project Blue Book files, "The majority of the reports remain unexplained from the limited information available." These reports  provide some of the most interesting reading in the Blue Book files.


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