Category 11 Case Directory
  SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT 
 
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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.

Maneuvering Object Spotted By Private Pilot
Oct. 10, 1951
E. St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

10:10 a.m. CST
Duration 2 mins
aircraft ???
United States
Private
1 or 2 observers
No EMI
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 10, 1951; 10 miles E of St. Croix Falls, Wisc. (BBU)
10:10 a.m. Private pilot (Kaliszewski? General Mills Aero Labs?) saw a cigar shaped object cross the sky, dive slightly, level off, then accelerate. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 10, 1951; 10 miles E of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (BBU)
At 10:10 a.m. CST, a civilian pilot tracking a balloon for General Mills observed an object in flight from east to west at an altitude much greater than the balloon being tracked at 20,000 feet. The object appeared 1/4 the size of the balloon, and had a peculiar glow to it. The object made a slight dive, leveled off and made a sharp left turn and climbed at 50 to 60 degrees to the SE with terrific acceleration. The length of observation was given as 2 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/511010stcroixfalls_report.htm (Dan Wilson)


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