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.

Radar/Visual Near Oak Ridge Control Area
Dec. 18, 1950
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 18, 1950; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Between 0820 and 0830 hours seven officials of the NEPA Division while traveling in two cars observed an unidentified flying object. At 0839 hours to 0845 hours a small "paint" appeared on the scopes of the 663rd AC&W Squadron AF radar station, Knoxville Airport, near the southeast corner of the Oak Ridge Controlled Area. The target was on a magnetic bearing of 190 degrees at a speed of 60 mph at an estimated altitude of 2500 feet. Fighter interception was attempted with negative results. (Blue Book files, McDonald list; FUFOR Index) Note: Lots of nuclear activity going on at Oak Ridge at the time: Uranium enrichment, NEPA Project, Spent Fuel rod reprocessing.

Detailed reports and documents
Army Sent Report To FBI (Clear Intent)
NARA T1206-90-658-662 Docs in pdf (Dan Wilson)
FBI Docs [4] for 501218oakridge [pdf] (Fran Ridge)
Maps of Incident (Joel Carpenter)

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