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.

Jet Pilot Sees Object Reverse Course
July 17, 1956
Otis AFB, Westover, Massachusetts

11:42 p.m. EDT
Duration 40 mins
aircraft ?
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
July 17, 1956; Otis AFB, Westover, Mass. (BBU)
11:42 p.m. (EDT). USAF jet fighter pilot saw a white­-yellow circular object that reversed course. (McDonald list; Weinstein; FUFOR Index)

Fran Ridge:
July 17, 1956; Westover AFB, Massachusetts (BB)
Earlier that morning. 9:30 EST, (18/0230Z). A regular but larger than ordinary radar target was picked up on a CPN 18-A radar set.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/560717westover_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
560717westover2_dir.htm (RADCAT: Same day, same location)

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