RADCAT Case Directory
  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.

FPS-6A Height Finder Tracks UFO
January 22, 1962
Kirksville, Missouri

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 22, 1962; Kirksville, Missouri (BBU)
(McDonald list)
Dan Wilson:
Jan. 22, 1962; Kirksville, Missouri
At 12:45 p.m. local time, one object appeared on a FPS-6A height finder radar at 72,000 feet in altitude at a range of 65 miles. The object ascended to 80,000 feet then started a steady descent at 1500 feet per minute on a heading of 55 degrees at a speed of approx. 100 knots. When the object reached 9,000  feet the radar would no longer paint it. Length of observation was 65 minutes. (Dan Wilson)  

Detailed reports and documents
reports/620122kirksville_rep.htm Dan Wilson)

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