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F-94 Radar/Visual of Rotating UFO
Jan. 9, 1953
Misawa AFB, northern Japan


Brad Sparks:
Jan. 9, 1953; Misawa AFB, Japan
6:50 p.m. F-94 flying 220 knots (~250 mph) at 35,000 ft heading 360° Mag (about N) tracked object at 24,000 yards (~14 mi) 20° to the left, 10° below aircraft horizon [thus UFO at about 22,500 ft].  Pilot sighted object visually (after about 1 min) [at about 335° Mag], seen as light changing color from red to white to green, with no apparent size, shape, aerodynamic features, means of propulsion, exhaust or trail, or apparent motion.  Pilot turned F-94 to head straight towards object at 335° Mag maintaining 35,000 ft at all times, but object continued to remain visual position 20° left of F-94 heading [thus ~315° Mag and impossible to be a motionless star; as well as appearing below earth horizon].  F-94 radar lockon at 5,000 yards (3 mi).  F-94 overtook and flew over object in 2 mins [indicating UFO traveling about 150 mph towards F-94 on intersecting path] with UFO radar tracked at range 200 yards (600 ft) at 20° left and 40° below horizon [thus UFO at about 34,600 ft, having climbed about 6,000 ft/min or 6x faster than standard weather balloon, contrary to BB’s “possible” balloon explanation]. The F-94 reported radar interference with radar otherwise functioning normally.  (Sparks; BB files;  NICAP website;  McDonald list) 2 mins

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