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.

DC-7 Encounters Object Over Atlantic
July 26, 1956

10:12 p.m. local
Duration  15-20 secs
aircraft DC-7C
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This confidential report of an interrogation by OSI was submitted to ATIC. The object appeared dead ahead of the aircraft at an unestimated distance and was pulsating at 2-3 times per second. Numbered 4216 on the sighting listing, Blue Book has it explained as "Astro (meteor)".

Dan Wilson:

July 26, 1956; Atlantic 43.12N 49.30W / 500 miles SE of Gander, Newfoundland (BB)
10:12 p.m. local time. A civilian airline pilot flying a Pan American Airways DC-7 at approximately15,000 feet observed a circular blue green pulsating light the size of a golf ball with a speed greater than any aircraft.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/560726atlantic_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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