Saturday, 2 June 2018
UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Radar/Visual At Lincoln AFB
February 13, 1957
Lincoln AFB, Nebraska”
The whole UFO case report:
Feb. 13, 1957; Lincoln AFB, Nebraska
2:30 a.m. USAF Director of Operations and 3 tower controllers at 2 radar sites, the GCA and NCOIC, tracked several targets flying behind an airliner at a distance of 5-
6 miles traveling 2x as fast. No IFF response.
Objects could hover and move at high speed, one split into 2 objects, another
did 180° turn. Blips the size of a B47. (Hynek UFO Exp chg. 7, case RV-7) 3-5
mins [25 min]?
Dr. J. Allen Hynek:
On February 13,
1957, a challenging
Radar-Visual case occurred at Lincoln Air Force Base in Nebraska. The Blue Book
summary reads: Objects were visually observed by three control tower operators
and by the Director of Operations, who was in town to supervise a wing mission.
Objects were also observed on radar by the Non Commissioned Officer in Charge
(NCOIC) of the control tower and the Ground Controlled Approach (GCA)
operations (two separate radar installations). The objects were observed for a
period of three to five minutes. The individual objects were about five to six
miles behind an airliner and moving twice as fast. . . . One of the objects
broke in two and another made a 180-degree turn. All objects were interrogated
by Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) with no response. Visual estimation of
the size of the objects was impossible, but the radar operator stated that the
blip on his scope was about the same size as that received from a B-47. The
objects appeared to stand still and then speed up and rush away. Blue Book,
applying its standard theorem, evaluated the sighting as ‘probable balloon’ and
‘probable aircraft.’ (Source: The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry, Dr. J.
NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.
Wikipedia article: “Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)”:
Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“In 1952 the facility re-opened as Lincoln Air Force Base. After operating as a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base supporting Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers, Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter refueling aircraft and SM-65 Atlas intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United States Air Force closed the installation in
Satellite photo of Lincoln, Nebraska (tageo.com)
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