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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.

Rawin Crew Tracks 3 UFOs On SCR-584
July 20, 1953
Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska


Keith Basterfield:
July 20, 1953; Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska (BBU)
9:35 pm CST. Sgt George Dupray, and Kenneth F Smith reported seeing three unidentified radar (SCR-584) blips, while conducting a RAWIN observation (a method of observation of upper-air winds using a weather balloon attached to a reflective target.) The strongest of the blips was tracked until 9:44 pm. They reported that the targetís radar strength was greater than the return of the RAWIN target. The RAWIN target was a five feet square of cardboard covered with aluminium foil. At 9:35 pm, the RAWIN target was at 55,000 feet, while the unknown was at 46,300 feet. Comparison of speed of the unknown, versus wind data, suggested that the object was falling and drifting with the wind. The P-31 aircraft AC &W unit was contacted at 9:40 pm, but were unable to get a radar return from the object. There were no known aircraft in the area at the time. PBB concluded that the object was foil from the RAWIN target. The largest object was tracked for approximately 9 minutes. (Basterfield, Fold3; Sparks; Mcdonald list; Saunders/FUFOR index.)
(McDonald list)
 

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