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.

C-47 Crew Report 60' Football
Jan. 6, 1950
Nr. Howard, Kansas

2:10 p.m. CST
Duration less than 2 mins
C-47 aircraft
United States
3 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 6, 1950; Nr. Howard, Kansas (BBU)
2:10 pm CST. Gray and 2 other USAF crew of C-47 transport saw a 30-60 ft silver football-shaped object flying in straight level flight. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)
Dan Wilson:
Jan. 6, 1950; Nr. Howard, Kansas (BBU)
2:10 p.m. CST Three USAF officers (two pilots), Capt. Robert E. Zimmerman, Capt. Frederick E. Howard, and 1st Lt. Harold G. Simpson, flying in a C-47 aircraft at 5500 feet observed a bright silver football-shaped object 30 to 60 foot long, flying on a course of 90-100 degrees magnetic on a straight and even flight at approximately 2000 feet altitude. The speed of the object was estimated at 300-500 mph. The length of the observation was less than two minutes.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/500106howard_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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