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.

Elliptical Object Encountered By RF-80
July 13, 1953
Shaw AFB, South Carolina

9:20 p.m. EST
Duration 7 secs
aircraft RF-80
United States
mult observers 2 in air
No radar contact

Dan Wilson: 
July 13, 1953; Shaw AFB, South Carolina (BB)
9:20 p.m. An elliptical-shaped bright orange object approximately 150 feet in length was observed by 2nd Lt. Philip J. Bury while flying an RF-80 jet aircraft at 5000 feet at a speed 300 knots. The object appeared to be at the same altitude as the aircraft and moving on a heading of about 45 degrees in straight and level flight at an estimated speed of 350 knots. The object had no visual gaseous or vapor trail. The light was also observed by 1st  Lt. Ashely Eledge who was on duty at Mobile Control at the approach end of Runway 4 at Shaw AFB. The object was observed from 5 to 7 seconds. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530713shaw_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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