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.

Elongated Sphere Encountered By C-130
Aug. 15, 1966
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

8:12 p.m. local
Duration 2-5 mins
aircraft C-130E
7 observers
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
August 15, 1966: Regina VOR, Saskatchewan, Canada
8:12 p.m. CST. Seven crew members of a RCAF C-130E Hercules observed an elongated sphere or dirigible-shaped object while flying over Regina VOR at 20,000 feet altitude. The object had 5 or 6 rectangular shaped dark patches on side, no gondola or tail. The object looked like aluminum. The pilot, Capt. Burchnall, observed the object through 12 power field glasses. The object was traced from approximately 230 degrees to 245 degrees at 8 degrees above the horizon. After about 1 1/2 minutes the object appeared to shrink in size and disappear to the SW very rapidly. The length of observation was approximately 2 to 5 minutes. (Source: Canadian National Archives, UFO Sightings, Record Group 77, Vol. 306)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/660815canada_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/660815canada_report2.htm [Analysis] (Martin Shough)

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