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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.

Hercules Site Tracks Objects For Three Hours
Oct. 2, 1959
Seattle, Washington


Keith Basterfield:
Oct. 2, 1959; Seattle, Washington (BBU)
12:20 am local time (PST) (0820Z). For three hours, a Hercules radar site (#13), Battery D, 2 M.B., 43 Artillery, Seattle, Washington, tracked a total of five objects which usually appeared in pairs. The radar returns were said to be ‘weak.’ Visually, at least one, soundless, round. ‘quarter sized,’ blue/white light was seen in the sky. ARTC reported no air traffic in the area of the radar site during the time of contact. The first object on radar was seen at 10 degrees elevation, azimuth 190 degrees. The last object seen on radar was at 20 degrees elevation, azimuth 170 degrees. The visual object was at 10 degrees elevation, azimuth 190 degrees. When last observed the visual object was 20 degrees elevation, azimuth 170 degrees. Flight patterns were erratic. Range would change from 4000 yards to 8000 yards, and azimuth from 190 degrees to 170 degrees. Objects seemed to fade from scope and visual contact when finally lost. Visual contact was disrupted by intermittent fog, which moved in about 1.5 hours after the initial sighting. Surface wind was 10 knots from azimuth 010 degrees.(Basterfield, Fold3; McDonald list; Sparks; Condon case 1211-B). [Swords in his case file noted “McDonald re-opened this case in C. 1970 & declared it an unknown. I, however, can’t (yet) find his views on it.”]

Detailed reports and documents
959_10_02_Seattle_Wash.pdf (Keith Basterfield)


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