Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 3  


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.

Object Has 3 Ascents & 3 Descents
Aug. 12, 1965
Springfield, Ohio

11:15 a.m. EST
Duration < 1 min
aircraft T-29
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
August 12, 1965; Springfield, Ohio (BB)
At 11:15 a.m. EST, Major Jack D. Bond, sitting in a passenger seat of a T-29 aircraft observed an unidentified flying object. The aircraft was on a heading of 300 degrees and was descending from 4000 feet to 3000 feet at the time of the sighting. The object was ascending and descending and was slightly higher than the T-29. The object appeared to be 5 to 7 miles away and moving in a general direction of 90 degrees. The object's speed was highly erratic during the 3 ascents and 3 descents that the object made. On its third descent the object appeared to level off and accelerate away at a speed of 600 knots or more. Project Blue Book evaluated this sighting as a Mirage.

Martin Shough:
This one I think I'd rate at 3. Clearly BB's explanation rates a fat Zero, and their desperation implies that they were unable to place an plane in the area - which would have been the obvious theory. If it wasn't a plane I don't know what it was, so it is unknown. Nevertheless I would say the available info is not sufficient to make it a strong unknown.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/650812springfield_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/650812springfield_report2.htm (Martin Shough)

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