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.

Object Maneuvers Near B-25's
Jan. 16, 1957
Near Fort Worth, Texas

8:00 p.m. CST
Duration not given
aircraft B-25's
United States
4 observer
EMI reported
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 16, 1957; Bet. Ft. Worth and Lubbock, Texas (BBU)
8 p.m. USAF crews of 2 B-25's saw a round white object make rapid maneuvers, effects on radio and compass. (Weinstein)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 16, 1957; NW of Fort Worth, Texas (BBU)
8:00 p.m. CST. Two B-25 aircraft within a few miles of each other observed one round object alternating bright and dim white light and appeared to give off sparks. The object was the apparent size of a grapefruit held at arm's length and maneuvered vertically and laterally at very high speed. A B-25 aircraft was dispatched to search. After four hours negative results.

Fran Ridge:
This case was originally listed as both an AVCAT & EMCAT entry. In the documentation we could find NO information on any effects on radios and compasses.And the Blue Book sighting listing showed this case as "Insufficient Data".

Detailed reports and documents
articles/570116ftworth_gross.pdf (Gross)
reports/570116ftworth_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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