Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Mysterious Object Buzzes Airliner
October 5, 1950
Near San Fernando, California

??? Evening
Duration secs
United States
1 observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
October 5, 1950; Between San Fernando & Van Nuys, California
Evening. The pilot of California Central Airlines reported that a mysterious flying object buzzed his aircraft between San Fernando and Van Nuys. Pilot Cecil Hardin said that an object with "eight bright lights", and apparently had no fuselage, was sighted at 4,500'. Hardin said it flashed beneath his plane" at terrific speed" as he pulled up to avoid it and was still visible after passing.  [AP article, NICAP UFO Evidence, V]

Detailed reports and documents
articles/501005sanfernando_article.pdf (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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