Sunday, 8 October 2017
UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Radar/Visual At Air Force Radar Site
Sept. 1, 1952
The whole UFO case report:
Sept. 1, 1952;
(BBU 2023) Yaak, Montana
4:45 a.m. Visual sighting by 2 USAF enlisted men, radar tracking by 3 men using FPS-3 radar set. 2 small, varicolored lights became black silhouettes [of ‘dark, cigar-shaped object’?] at dawn, flew erratically. 1 hours. (Berliner; cf. Ruppelt p. 194)
A newsman from
, a Mr. Bob Barry, interviewed a
S/Sgt. William Kelly who was stationed at the Yaak radar installation in 1953.
According to Sgt. Kelly, on one occasion UFOs appeared on the site's radar
screens exhibiting changes of direction as many as five times a minute. Some
course changes w«re 90 degrees and speeds were measured as high as Oleans, New York 1,500 mph. Six blips at
one time appeared on the radar scopes and the strange targets came within 10 miles of the GCI site.
So close was the indicated range the radar personel left their windowless
operations room to check the sky with the naked eye. Sure enough, six objects
could be seen in the sky an estimated 10 miles away. When first spotted, the six UFOs
were in an in-trail formation, and shortly thereafter the six UFOs changed to
an in-line abreast grouping. Finally, the UFOs switched to a vertical stack.
Sgt. Kelly said he remembers tracking the UFOs on the radar executing vertical
climbs that exceeded the limit of the site's height finding equipment (This was
probably 100,000 feet).
19. (UFOs: A History, 1953: Aug-Dec.,
Pg.5; 19. Hall, UFO Evidence, Pg. 85)
Ruppelt was very high on this case as it is listed as one of the prime cases brought before and discussed by the Robertson panel (*). James McDonald also has file on it. (Ruppelt probably mis-remembered and put it (book) one month early [it is September 1, instead of August 1).”
NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.
Satellite photo of
(tageo.com) Yaak, Montana
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