RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
Rating: 5  

                                   
     

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 Beacon Returns
Oct. 1965 - June 27, 1966
Anderson AFB, Guam


Brad Sparks:
October, 1965 to June 27, 1966; Anderson AFB, Guam
FAA controllers on Guam, using FPS-20 surveillance radar, noted 27 instances of radar beacon returns with no known or identifiable source. The last, on 27 Jun 1966 at 1445hrsZ involved an unsuccessful air intercept. The average time on scope was 10 minutes; and three quarters of the returns happened at night. All displayed as beacon IFF mode three. The speed of the returns ranged between 40 and 500 knots. Five altitude readings indicated a height of 1,000 to 20,000 feet. Another unsuccessful air intercept occurred on 23 Jun 1966. On this occasion, no visual sighting was made, despite aircraft being at the exact location. The PBB conclusion was "False targets".(Basterfield, Fold3; McDonald list.) 

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