RADCAT Case Directory
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

The Coast Guard Cutter Sebago Case
Nov. 5, 1957
Gulf of Mexico


Fran Ridge:
This is a radar/visual sighting made from the Coast Guard Cutter,  Sebago, which  tracked a UFO. The brief visual sighting took place on its deck. The object was clocked at 1020 mph. I recently discovered (8 Nov 2016) 13 documents that Jan Aldrich had sent me years ago in a file folder. *

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 5, 1957; About 200 [350?] miles S of Mobile and near Selma, Alabama (BBU)
5:16-5:23? a.m. US Coast Guard cutter Sebago heading NNE at 23 azimuth tracked radar target to the S at 188 azimuth range 22 miles traveling at 650 mph disappearing at 190 azimuth at 55 miles range. Visual object like a brilliant planet was seen at 5:21 for 5 secs traveling left to right from W to NW from 270 to 310 azimuth at about 31 elevation. A radar target seemingly stationary for 1 min at 5:20-21 to the N at 350 azimuth range 7 miles moved slowly towards the NE then accelerated rapidly off the scope at 15 azimuth (about NNE) at 175 miles. 3 USAF pilots at Selma saw a bright object flash from S to N, time uncertain. (UFOE, VIII; Hynek-CUFOS-Willy Smith files; cf. CR p. 165) 7 mins ?

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