RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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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.

Radar/Visual At JAPAN
March 8, 1953
Ashiya AB, Kyushu, Japan

Brad Sparks:
March 8, 1953. Ashiya AB, Kyushu, Japan
9:37-10:12 p.m. 1955-1 AACS Det. MPN-1GCA Unit #20 Precision Approach Radar. Visual white light seen 8 mins at 9:37-9:45 p.m. at end of runway 12 to NW at 300 Mag azimuth, estimated 1,000 ft altitude, changed color to yellowish (then red, green, back to yellow), moved down, up, then disappeared. Visual confirmed by radar, one stationary radar target at 6 miles1,000 ft, dropped to 500 ft, them climbed to 800 ft and disappeared. Moving radar target traveling 240-360 mph off approach end of Runway 12 at to mile NW of Ashiya at 200-1,000 ft altitude, moving NW to SE and Eto NW. F-94 intercept 9:50-10:10 p.m. unsuccessful. Crash boat search 10:00-10:30 p.m. unsuccessful. 35 mins.(Sparks; McDonald files; Saunders/FUFOR Index)

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