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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.

KC-135 Crew Watches Object Accelerate
Oct. 14, 1965
Sawyer AFB, Michigan

7:50 p.m. EST
Duration 5-10 mins
aircraft KC-135
United States
2+ observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 14, 1965; Sawyer AFB, Mich. (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
October 14, 1965; Sawyer AFB, Michigan (BBU)
At 7:50 p.m. EST, the pilot, Capt. Dewaine P. Jensen, and co-pilot of a KC-135 tanker observed a sharply outlined colored light in the western sky on top of an overcast. At first the light was white and then it turned red and brilliant red when it accelerated away. The object had the ability to accelerate rapidly but at first it appeared stationary. Thinking that the light might be a Cessna 172 aircraft reported to be lost in the area, the KC-135 was given permission to descend to 13,000 feet and investigate. The KC-135 seemed to be closing on the light. At that time the light appeared to climb and accelerate away. The effort to identify the object was discontinued as the light continued to accelerate and climb away on a SW course. The KC-135 crew stated that the performance of the sighted object far surpassed that of any aircraft known to the crew. The sighting lasted for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/651014sawyerafb_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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