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.

Missile-Like Object Observed From Aircraft
March 26, 1962
Ramstein, AFB, Germany

1:35 p.m. local
Duration 5-8 secs
aircraft ?
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
March 26, 1962; Ramstein AFB, Germany (BBU 7840)
1:35 p.m. USAF Capt. J. M. Lowery, from an unspecified aircraft, saw a thin, cylindrical object, 1/3 snout, 2/3 tail fins, fly at an estimated Mach 2.7 (1,800 mph). (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
March 26, 1962; Ramstein AFB, Germany (BBU 7840)
1:35 p.m. local. At first sight the object appeared like a small delta wing fighter. When it reached the 3 o'clock position the object appeared less like a delta wing shape and more like a sidewinder missile. As the object traveled from the 3 o'clock position to the 5 o'clock position the pilot had the impression of shape changing to the appearance of a dart target. The length of the observation was from 5 to 8 seconds.  (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Although very brief, Blue Book listed this one as unidentified. I would have given it a 2 or 3 rating but the Air Force would have put it down as insufficient data, and they didn't.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/620326ramstein_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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