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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.

B-36 Encounters Light At 7,000'
Feb. 6, 1953
Rosalia, Washington

Time 1:34 a.m. PST
Duration 3-5 mins
B-36 aircraft
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #34, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 6, 1953; Rosalia, Washington (BBU)
1:34 a.m. PST.. A B-36 report, very accurate sighting description, showing object circled as the aircraft approached it, and light commenced flashing at short intervals. The B-36 aircraft was in flight in the vicinity of Spokane, Washington, when one round white omnidirectional light was sighted. The light was at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet on a southeast course circling and rising as it proceeded.  It was visually observed for a period of three to five minutes. The B-36 made 180 degree descending turn toward the light which was estimated to be moving at a speed of 150 to 200 knots. The aircraft was inbound to Spokane 15 miles out and located over Rosalia, Washington. (Project 1947; McDonald list)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530206rosalia_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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