Time 05:24 LT, 100 mi. south of Louisiana coast
On December 6, 1952 the crew (three men) of a USAF B-29 was flying over the Gulf of Mexico just before dawn when several unidentified targets appeared on the bomber radar's scopes. The targets maneuvered around the bomber at speeds at 5240 mph. The crew members had visual contact with the objects as they streaked past their aircraft. After several minutes of maneuvering around the B-29, the five objects, still moving over 5000 mph, merged with a larger object which appeared on radar as a huge blip and began to accelerate and flashed across the three radar scopes at a speed computed to be over 9000 mph.
Statement of 1st Lt Norman Karas (USAF Blue Book record)
Statement of 1st Lt William W. Naumann (USAF Blue Book record) : "Contact was broken off at 05:35 after a group of the blips merged into a ½ inch curved arc about 30 miles from our aircraft at 320 degrees and proceeded across the scope and off it at a computed speed of over 9,000 mph.
Witness(es) B-29 (three crew members) including : 1st Lt Norman Karas and 1st Lt William W. Naumann.
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