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.

Steep Climb Observed By Ground and Airborne Witnesses
March 12, 1953
Nr. RCAF Station Chatham, New Brunswick

12:55 AST *
Duration est 4 mins
T-6 aircraft
New Brunswick
2 observer
No radar contact

Don  Ledger:
March 12, 1953; east at RCAF Station Chatham in New Brunswick
12:55 Atlantic Standard Time. Similar to occurrence ( Presque Isle, Maine Jan.29,53), this event occurred about 125 miles to the  Brunswick. The sighting took place from the base by one officer in the tower and one airborne Harvard (Harvard =T-6 Texan-USAF or SNJ-USN) pilot. Brilliant silver disc travelling at 500 knots. Transitioned from level flight to steep climb. Spotted from both the ground and in the air. Photos taken from Harvard but did not turn out. Observed continuously for estimated four minutes. See the attached doc (March 1953 RCAF Chatham ufo sighting.doc [25.5KB]) from Maritime UFO Files as I wrote it up in 1998.

(This event occurred about 125 miles to the east of Presque Isle, Maine, in the province of New Brunswick - Don Ledger).

Detailed reports and documents
docs/530312chatham_docs.pdf (Don Ledger)

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