Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 2
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|9:24 p.m. local
Duration 5-10 secs
aircraft Naval ?
No radar contact
July 20, 1958; North of Hamar, Norway (BB)
2124 local time (2024Z) 9:24 p.m. local. Two bright white rocket-shaped oblong objects with blue gas trails 7 times the length of the objects were observed by a US Naval aircraft flying at 8,000 feet 12 miles north of Hamar, Norway. The objects were were on an approximate course of 330 degrees true. The object on the right appeared to be ahead. One object appeared to veer off as they came aft of the aircraft. Three witness aboard the aircraft including two experienced Naval pilots sighted the objects. The teletype message read: SIGHTING OF THESE TWO OBJECTS ALSO OBSERVED FROM THE GROUND BY FOUR (4) PEOPLE IN OSLO ON THE SAME EVENING APPROXIMATELY 2030Z. OBJECTS WERE IN VIEW BETWEEN 5-10 SECOND. APPEARED TO BE IN THE SHAPE OF ROCKETS. Defense observers in northern Sweden reported that they had seen on the same night a huge fireball that resembled a rocket. It was seen in the northwestern sky at a height of about 1,500 feet.
This case stirred up quite a bit of controversey within our A-Team analyst group. All that can be said is that this is an insufficient data case for evaluation.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/580720hamar_report.htm (Dan Wilson)