RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
Rating: 5  

                                   
     

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.

Ground & Airborne Contacts / Radio Signals Received
May 12, 1953
Pacific Northwest & Oregon States


Brad Sparks:
May 12, 1953.  W coast of Washington State.  8:15 p.m. (PST).  Using FPS-3 search radar and FPS-5 height-finder radar, USAF Capt. D. V. Jensen, GCI Director [and other radar operators], Naselle AFS, Wash., ADC 759th AC&W Sq, (4625'20"N, 12347'53"W, elev. 1,926 ft) tracked 2 UFO targets separated by about 80 miles at overlapping times.  Other stations detected 500 kHz radio signals possibly emitted by UFO's.    First UFO radar track on Naselle's radars from 8:15 p.m. to 9:14 p.m. on both search and height-finder radars, were of target at 90 knots (104 mph) at 6,000 ft approximately straight course heading 340 throughout.  Jet interceptor and two non-radar-equipped aircraft unable to locate UFO.   Second UFO tracked at 8:56-9:36 p.m. at 80 knots (92 mph) at 6,000 ft initial heading 340 then zigzagged to about 40 (about NE) [at about 9:00 p.m.] then 300 (about WNW) [at 9:04 p.m.] until disappearance.  Jet interceptor unable to reach within about 150 miles of UFO before it disappeared.  Coast Guard radio station Westport, Wash., detected 500 kHz CW (continuous wave) weak intermittent signals for 30 secs to 1-1/2 mins at a time seemingly from 3 transmitters operating as homing beams for rendezvous, from just before 9 p.m. until shortly after 10 p.m.  Confirmed by radio signal detection by Port Hardy Radio Range Station, Vancouver Island, Canadian Dept of Transport.  ADC radar site Maka AFS, Neah Bay, Wash., unable to detect targets.  (Sparks;  BB files)   2 hrs 21 mins 5+ witnesses

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