Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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|8:00 p.m. CST
Duration not given
No radar contact
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)
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.
My take on this issue is that the only documentation that we have here with details is Wright's report to McDonald. No good government documentation. Wright says that the thing affected the "radio compass", and no mention is made of "radios" nor regular "compasses". BUT since the "radio compass" is a device for detecting radio signals and then orienting towards them, it seems legit to still list this case as an electromagnetic effects case. Concerning the lost records idea, it almost has to be true that the details about this case were taken which never made it to Blue Book or got "lost" there.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/570116lubbock_narcap.htm [detailed NARCAP version/EME case] (NARCAP)
reports/570116ftworth_UAG.htm (UFOs & Government, Swords, et al)
reports/570116ftworth_report.htm (Dan Wilson)