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  Category 9, RADAR  
 
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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.

Three Radars Have 18 Tracks, 10+ Aircraft Scrambled
May 2, 1959
Pease AFB, New Hampshire


Brad Sparks:
May 2, 1959; Pease AFB, New Hampshire (BBU)
(McDonald list)


Dan Wilson:
May 2, 1959; Pease AFB, New Hampshire
At 8:23 p.m. EDT, five tracks appeared on radar scopes at speeds from 200- 400 knots at altitudes of 7,000 to 18,000 feet. Immediately thereafter, more tracks appeared. A total of 18 tracks were involved. Some targets approach the coast then reversed course and headed outbound. At least 3 different radars were tracking the objects simultaneously, at sites P-10, P-13 and Texas Tower 11. Ten additional aircraft were brought up to 5 minute alert, 4 at Stewart AFB, 2 at Westover AFB, and 4 at Otis AFB. Eventually all available aircraft were scrambled, including some from adjacent sectors. Air Defense Artillery stated that their radar also picked up 6 of these targets through the area. There was no apparent reason for the unknown tracks. All equipment was functioning normally. Everything possible was accomplished to check and verify inputs. (Dan Wilson)  

Detailed reports and documents
reports/590502pease_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)


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