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1956 Radar Witness Report Manitoba Canada

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:25:15 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:53:25 -0500
Subject: 1956 Radar Witness Report Manitoba Canada

Radar Report - 916th AC&W Site, Beausejour & Milner Ridge,
Manitoba, Canada - Fall 1956

This sighting from 1956 was in response to one of my Project Blue Book
radar reports. It is an example of the unreported radar sightings.




Thank you for your reply.

The Fall of 1956 is a bit earlier than the U-2 program or at
least before longer flights were accomplished. I picked this up
from Wikipedia: The first flight occurred at the Groom Lake test
site (Area 51) on August 1, 1955.

There is probably no where to unofficially report an older UFO
report. I could pass this along to the UFO UpDates mailing list.
This would not have your name or identifying information.

Maybe the HRI was the AN/FPS-6 in use at that time. See:


If I may I will send this along.



(USAF Radar Station Veterans)
Re: Project Blue Book - Amplifying Air Intelligence Information Report
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:32 pm (PST)

Posted by: "Lee" stookguy

This is what I contributed to a researcher some years ago. When
I saw the project Blue Book heading I decided to send this

I was in the United States Air Force. I was stationed at the
916th AC&W Site located near Beausejour and at Milner Ridge,
Manitoba. It was in the fall of 1956 when this happened.

You are probably wondering how an American was stationed there.
During that era, we were in the middle of the cold war with the
Warsaw Pact. Missiles were pointed over the pole and threats,
real or imagined were on everyone=C2=92s mind.

I was on duty in the radar operations building manning the
scopes and calling in plots of aircraft in the area. I noticed a
return in the Northeast quadrant approx 175 miles from the site.
It was a strong return, therefore I was convinced it was an
aircraft. The next trace showed it very far from the first plot.
Since there was no other traffic in that area and seldom any was
there, I suspected I had a false signal. In order to confirm, I
checked the HRI (height/range indicator). In plotting the track
thru dead reckoning, I saw the return at 75,000 feet. When it
came up on the scope again, I set another dead reckon and
spotted it again at the same altitude. The speed was in the
range of 6,000 to 7,500 knots. That was faster than any known
aircraft at the time.

If I had not confirmed its location on the two independent
systems, I would have just passed it off as a malfunction. I did
track it for about 10 minutes. It flew a fairly straight course
with some variation but always at the same altitude. The closest
it came to our location was in the vicinity of MacArthur Falls

I reported this to the controller who called it a malfunction. I
did not think he was convinced until the next day when I was
called in to his office and instructed not to disclose what I
claimed to have seen.

I have thought many times about what happened but rarely
mentioned it for fear of being labeled some sort of nut.

I am a rational, reasonably intelligent person who would gain
nothing by fabricating this story.

Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
[Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site]

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