Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Cigar-Shaped Object Encountered By Bush Pilot
Jan. 1, 1949
Jackson, Mississippi

1700 CST
Duration 10-12 secs
Private Stinson aircraft
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 1, 1949; Jackson, Mississippi (BBU)
5 p.m. Pilot Rush flying private plane saw a cigar-shaped object cross the sky in front of the plane. (Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 1, 1949; Jackson, Mississippi (BBU)
5 p.m. CST. Pilot Tom Rush and his wife were in a private plane and saw an object described as cigar-shaped, 60' long and 10' wideross their path at 1500-1600' altitude. This estimate also placed the strange object at 500' which is close encounter range. The speed was approximately 200 m.p.h., accelerating to approx 400-500 m.p.h. Object made a 50-degree turn and was visible for 10-12 seconds.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/490101jackson_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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