Group /Category 9 - Radar
May 4, 1966
Charleston, West Virginia
This case, along with RV-1, were the basis for the radar tracking reenactment
that began the motion picture, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Dr. J. Allen Hynek:
Another representative Radar-Visual case, illustrative not only of
Radar-Visual cases in general but also of the operation of the "Blue Book
Theorem" involved two commercial airline pilots and an Air Traffic
Control Center operator. Blue Book dismissed the case as "landing lights"
on the word of a reluctant American Airlines pilot, who clearly did not
wish to get involved.