Group /Category 9 - Radar 
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Hynek RV-2
May 4, 1966
Charleston, West Virginia



Francis Ridge:
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. 

 

The Report - Dr. J. Allen Hynek
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