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.

Three Strange Lights Observed By B-52 Crew
June 21, 1962
Indianapolis, Indiana

4:00 a.m. local
Duration 3-4 mins
aircraft B-52
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 21, 1962; Indianapolis, Indiana (BBU 7957)
4 a.m. Lt. Col. H. King and tail gunner M/Sgt. Roberts, aboard a B-52 heavy jet bomber, saw 3 bright, star-like lights, first one then 10 secs later 2 more. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
June 21, 1962; Indianapolis, Indiana (BBU 7957)
At 4 a.m., Lt. Col. H. King flying in a B-52 aircraft at 35,000 feet, first noticed a light at 75 degrees elevation at 40 degrees azimuth descending towards the NE horizon. This object was viewed for approximately 3 minutes. About 30 seconds after the first light appeared a second light appeared and then 10 seconds later a third light appeared both near the position of 60 degrees elevation at 40 degrees azimuth and moved to 10 degrees elevation at 210 degrees azimuth. These two objects were held visually for about 3 minutes. The tail gunner observed the first object only. The aircraft heading was 133 degrees. The tailgunner MSGT Roberts saw the first object near the horizon prior to its disappearance.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/620621indy_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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