RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

A/C Crew Saw Lights / Radar Targets Confirmed / ECM Detected
March 13, 1959
Duluth, Minnesota


Brad Sparks:
March 13, 1959. Duluth, Minn. (BBU)
6:20 p.m. (CST). Military aircraft crews, 2 F-94’s, 2 B-52’s, and 2 F-102’s, saw an object with orange, red, white, green lights, the red lights rotating on the bottom. B-52 pilot “certain” the visual was a planet probably Venus [which was low on horizon from 31,000 ft]. Ground radar tracking by 707th AC&W Sq, Grand Rapids AFS, Minn., and 756th ACWRON Sq, with scope photos taken for RAND project. F-94C and F-102A detected ECM radar transmissions. Complex case of 300+ pages poorly investigated by BB (see also March 12, 1959, case above). (Sparks; NICAP website; Project 1947; McDonald list)

Jean Waskiewicz:
Most of these 318 pages of docs have the pilot's names blacked-out but towards the end, someone slipped and their names were left in. There was also a map of where and when the sightings occurred by aircraft. It was in 2 pages (line 3 below), but I clipped those into one page and have attached it. I also attached the page with their names.

Fran Ridge:
Three hundred eighteen pages of documents!!! Jean found these documents and worked over 15 hours just downloading and reszing them. Not to mention all the time on the pdf files in her report (line 4 below). And as with the Edwards case in 1964, "hot bird" means that the F-102 fighter was loaded with a nuclear weapon of some type. See item 179 on line 4 below. Research shows the Hughes GAR-11/AIM-26 Falcon missle was the only guided nuclear-armed air-to-air missile ever deployed by the USAF.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/590313duluth_rep1.htm (Fran Ridge & Jan Aldrich)
docs/9079913.jpg [Sample doc page 9079913. See line 176 below on line 3 below] (Jean Waskiewicz)
docs/map of sightings_by_aircraft.jpg (Jean Waskiewicz)
reports/590313duluth_rep2.htm [318 document pages] (Dan Wilson & Jean Waskiewicz)



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