A Grouping of Short, But Interesting Articles

A Grouping of Short, But Interesting Articles

A collection of assorted news articles from the past, Not large enough to have a page on their own, but I feel they are worth reading.

1319 - Russia

At night, over Russia, people observed fiery pillars they extended from the ground toward the sky. Some also sighted a heavenly arc. Yet others saw horse-like flying entities, equipped with lanterns.

October 11, 1492 - At Sea

Christopher Columbus and Pedro Gutierrez while on the deck of the Santa Maira, observed, a light glimmering at a great distance. It vanished and reappeared several times during the night, moving up and down, in sudden and passing gleams.

1639 - Boston, MA

In 1639, America's first UFO was sighted over the Charles River in Boston. Lights sped back and forth across the Charles River from Back Bay Fens to Charlestown. Governor John Winthrop made an entry in his journal regarding this strange event. The primary witness was described as a man of good reputation, activity and estate in Boston

January 18, 1644 - Boston, MA

UFO sighting made by perplexed pilgrims.

September 19, 1783 - Annonay, France

Reference Point: The Montgolfier Brothers completed The first balloon flight with passengers on this day.

1790 - New York's Schoharie County, (9:00 p.m.)

A bright shining light appeared in the northern sky with a great roar. The witness indicated that it grew in intensity until it would have out-shown the noonday sun. The resident remarked that the light was so bright that he could have picked up pins in every corner. As the object moved over the countryside, it met with a rise of tall trees and as it did, it rose above them and continued on with the speed of galloping horse.

1799 - Siberia, Russia

During this time reports of "black men" riding in circular crafts that spurted fire from the rear leaving behind long wakes of fire circulated in the region.

Aug. 6, 1860 - Norfolk, VA

Two objects, one red and one green, flew overhead together, moving with an undulating motion.

July, 1868 - Copiago, Chile

A strange aerial construction, bearing lights and making engine noises flew low over this town. Local people also described it as a giant bird covered with large scales producing a metallic noise. Although not an actual landing, this is the first instance of close observation of an unknown object at low altitude in the 19th century.

December 07, 1872 - Banbury, England

At King's Sutton an object resembling a haystack, flew on an irregular course. Sometimes high, sometimes very low it was accompanied by fire and dense smoke. It produced the same effect as a tornado, felling trees and walls. It suddenly vanished.

1877 - England

Three meteor like objects moving together with remarkable slowness flew across the sky, visible about three minutes, moving with the same velocity and grade of regularity.

1878 - Denison, TX

From Mr. John Martin, a farmer who lives some six miles south of this city, we learn the following strange story: Tuesday morning while out hunting, his attention was directed to a dark object high up in the southern sky. The peculiar shape and velocity with which the object seemed to approach riveted his attention and he strained his eyes to discover its character.

May 15, 1879 - Persian Gulf (9:40 p.m.)

Two very large wheels were seen spinning in the air and slowly coming to the surface of the sea. Estimated diameter: 130'. Distance between the objects: 500'. Speed: 50 mph. Duration: 35 min. Witnesses aboard the ship Vultur.

1880 - Aldershot, Hampshire, England

A strange being dressed in tight fitting clothes and shining helmet soared over the heads of two sentries, who fired without result. The apparition stunned them with something described as blue fire.

1880 - Eastern Venezuela

A 14 year old boy saw a luminous ball descending from the sky and hovering near him. He felt somehow drawn to it, but succeeded in backing away in spite of his terror.

March 26, 1880 - Lamy, NM

Four men walking near Galisteo Junction were surprised as they heard voices coming from a strange balloon, which flew over them. It was shaped like a fish and seemed to be guided by a large fanlike device. There were 8 to 10 figures aboard. Their language was not understood. The object flew low over Galisteo Junction and rose rapidly toward the east.

1881 Between Melbourne and Sydney at sea. Australia

The two sons of the Prince of Wales, one of them the future king of England, were cruising aboard La Bacchante, when an object resembling a fully lighted ship was seen, a phantom vessel all aglow.

July 3, 1884 - Norwood, NY

A Saturn shaped UFO, globe with central ring, flew slowly overhead.

November 02, 1885 - Scutari, Turkey

A luminous object circled the harbor. Altitude: 18' Illuminated the whole town. Duration: 1½ min, as a bluish-green flame. Then plunged into the sea. Made several circles above the ferry boat pier.

November 12, 1887 - Cape Race, Atlantic Ocean Midnight

A huge sphere of fire was observed rising out of the ocean by witnesses aboard the Siberian. It rose to an altitude of 50', flew against the wind, and came close to the ship, then dashed off toward the southeast. Duration: 5 min

July 3, 1893 - Tacoma, WA

Several fishermen were awakened in the middle of the night by the presence of a strange craft that they described as an electric monster. Their watches stopped and the craft/monster emitted electricity and light. The craft also made a loud sound. Two men were knocked unconscious in the encounter. The rest of the party fled in terror. They returned and found their two unconscious friends who were revived. Apparently the two men suffered no permanent injuries. This is the first known documented encounter with a UFO in the Pacific Northwest.

1896 - Arolla, near Zermatt, Swiss Alps

Aleister Crowley was walking in the mountains when he suddenly saw two little men. He made a gesture to them, but they did not seem to pay attention and disappeared among the rocks.

November 30, 1896 - Anderson, Shasta County, CA

Several independent witnesses saw an airship fly over emitting beams of light, horses panicked during the overflight as the unknown craft flew off to the southwest.

April 15, 1897 - Howard-Artesian, SD

Nightfall. A flying object coming closer and closer to the ground followed a train, as reported by the engineer, Joe Wright.

March 26, 1897 - Sioux City, IA

Robert Hibnight bard was caught by an anchor dropped from an unknown flying machine 13 miles north of the town. He was dragged over 6 miles and fell as his clothes were torn.

March 28, 1897 - Omaha, NE (10:30 p.m.)

The majority of the population observed an object arriving from the southeast. It looked like a huge light, flew northwestward slowly, came to low altitude. A crowd gathered at a street corner to watch it.

April 1, 1897 - Everest, KS (9:00 p.m.)

The whole town saw an object fly under the cloud ceiling. It came down slowly, then flew away very fast to the southeast. When directly over the town it swept the ground with its powerful light. It was seen to rise up at fantastic speed until barely discernible, then to come down again and sweep low over the witnesses. At one point it remained stationary for 5 min at the edge of a low cloud, which it illuminated. All could clearly see the silhouette of the craft.

April 12, 1897 - Nilwood, IL (2:30 p.m.)

On the property of Z. Thacker, 12 miles north of Carlinville, an unknown object landed. Before the witnesses could reach it, the craft, which was shaped like a cigar with a dome, rose slowly and left majestically toward the north. Witnesses: Edward Teeples, William Street and Franklin Metcalf.

February 17 1901 - AK

Indians in Alaska reported seeing objects which appeared like suspended cities in the sky.

October 28, 1902 - Gulf of Guinea

Three persons aboard the Fort Salisbury, including Second Officer A.H. Raymer, saw a huge, dark object bearing lights in the sea ahead. It was observed sinking slowly. Estimated length: 650'.

December 17,1903 - Kitty Hawk, NC

Reference Point: The Wright Brothers completed the first flight on this day.

March 17, 1903; Helmer, IN

During the early evening a family watched a brilliantly glowing cigar shaped object hovering at treetop level. It had two rows of evenly spaced windows. When a witness approached to investigate, the object took off, accelerating rapidly and departing in zigzag flight.

1904 - Rolling Prairie, IN

Tom Darby, with his brother and mother, saw two whitish blue objects about 1300' away, from a point situated 2 miles north of Rolling Prairie. The objects hovered 8' above ground, flew toward a barn, came closer to each other, and were hidden from view by a hill.

July 2 1907 - Burlington, VT

A terrific explosion had been heard throughout the city. A ball of light, or a luminous object, had been seen to fall from the sky or from a torpedo-shaped thing, or construction, in the sky.

1908 - Coast of Delaware

The English ship "Mohican", piloted by Capt. Urghart, was going to Philadelphia when it was surrounded by a thick, luminous cloud which magnetized everything on board. The compass was observed to swing wildly. When seamen tried to move some chains on the bridge, they found that they were glued to the metal floor. Suddenly the cloud rose and was seen above the sea for some time.

May 18, 1909 - Caerphilly, Wales

Mr. Lethbridge was walking along a road near the mountains when he saw on the grass a large tubelike machine. Aboard were two men wearing furs and talking excitedly in a language the witness could not understand. The grass was found depressed at the site after the object had flown off.

July 23, 1909 - Sandusky, OH

A light believed by many to have been attached to an airship, attracted a great deal of attention in the northeastern skies about 11 o'clock Thursday night. One minute it would be large and brilliant and the next small and dim. It would remain appearently stationary for awhile and then speed along in an easterly direction at a rapid rate.

January 1910 - Invercargill, New Zealand

Several witnesses - among them the vicar, the Mayor, and a policeman -saw a cigar-shaped object hovering at 90' altitude. A man appeared at a lateral door and was heard shouting some words in an unknown language. The opening closed, and the object accelerated and was lost to sight.

Summer of 1910 - Vernal, UT

A classic disk with body lights and animal reaction case occurred. A man on horseback at night dismounted when his horse became disturbed, and walked to the edge of a clearing in the woods. There he saw a low-hovering disc with a row of lights As he approached, the object emitted a buzzing sound, rose slowly into the sky, then streaked away.

August 21, 1915 - Gallipoli, Turkey

During severe fighting in the Dardanelles, a peculiar cloud engulfed a British regiment which was never seen again. This was observed by 22 men of the First Field Company, NZ Army Corps and stated in an affidavit.

January 31, 1916 - Airspace Over Rochford, Essex, England

Royal Flying Corps pilot Lt. Morgan was flying at 5000' over Rochford, Essex, England on this evening on the lookout for Zeppelins. At 8:25 p.m. he saw an object with a row of lights like the windows on a railway carriage with the blinds drawn. He tried to close but his airplane's engine started malfunctioning. When he fired a pistol at the lights they rose rapidly into the heavens and disappeared out of sight.

October 13, 1917 - Fatima, Portugal

Thousands of people witnessed what looked like the sun gyrate and descend. This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallee, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada as a possible UFO sighting, but not recognized as such due to cultural differences.

1919 - Figheldean - Wiltshire, England

Two British soldiers report seeing several orange spherical objects hovering over Salisbury Plain.

June 8, 1920 - Rushville, MO (6:00 p.m.)

A cylindrical object flying at only 75' altitude, passing over Rushville, Missouri, was seen by 200 people. It made a 90º turn to the east, and disappeared into a cloud.

1930 - Western Australia

Aboriginal man camping when he saw a green light rotating around in the sky. It landed by some trees.

January 21 1934 - Bengtsforsen, Sweden

Sunday evening a crowd of people in Bengtsforsen, Jamtland, saw a very bright light in the sky. It was the size of a half-moon and traveled very fast. The roar of an engine was heard during the sighting, In Indal, west of Bengtsforsen, a light appeared after 6:00 p.m. A large crowd heard it and watched as the light circled the area for ten minutes before vanishing in the west.

January 1, 1937 - Virginia - North Carolina Border

At around noon on this day a gondola shaped object, the color of gun metal, crossed the path in front of a aircraft flying near the Virginia-North Carolina border.

26-27 December 1944, Night

While on vector 090 near V-7050 during patrol we observed airborne white lights. They were staggered evenly vertically and we could see from 1 to 4 swing at once. They appeared stationary at 10,000'.

January 1945 - France

Small metallic spheres and colorful balls of light repeatedly spotted and occasionally photographed by bomber crews all over the world during World War II.

May 1945 - St James, MO

33' diameter metallic domed disk hovers over garage. Human appearing occupant inside dome. Humming sound, follow terrain going away. Observed by 2 witnesses, from 50' away for over three minutes.

1946 - Scandinavia

Objects were sighted repeatedly over Scandinavia; Swedish Defense Staff expressed concern.

May 18, 1946 - Angelholm, Sweden

Railway worker Gosta Karlsson reports seeing a UFO and its alien passengers. A model of a flying saucer is now erected at the site

Oregon Journal - June 26, 1947 Carpenter Reports Disks in Midwest

Kansas City, June 26, Nine shiny objects flying at a high rate of speed such as described by a Boise Idaho pilot were reported by W. I. Davenport, a carpenter, to have been sighted here Wednesday. Davenport, working on the roof of a house, said he saw the objects flying west shortly after noon. He said he first heard the faint sound of motors.

There were nine of them, flying in a group with one a little to one side. He said, They were flying so fast I barely had time to count them before they were gone. They were leaving vapor trails.

He added that he could not describe the shape of the objects since he could not see them clearly.

January 6, 1948 - Chehalis, WA

Mrs Bernice Zaikowski heard a sizzling and whizzing sound at 3:00 p.m., and looked up to see a birdman hovering 200' above her barn. She watched a man equipped with long silver wings fastened over the shoulders with a strap ascend rapidly, hover, bank, then fly away. He flew in an upright position and appeared to be manipulating controls strapped to his chest. The wings did not flap, instead they retracted close to his body during ascent, and were extended to hover or proceed in horizontal flight. Mrs Zaikowski said five other adult witnesses and a number of children also saw the birdman.

July 25, 1948 - Yakima, WA

2:00 p.m. CAA observers saw a silver ball-shaped object flying west over the city against the wind. The same or similiar object was seen again around 4:30 p.m., flying lower and seemed to have flashing lights. Hundreds of calls flooded into the CAA office concerning the moon-sized flying object. A farmer, Victor Kroum saw a flying sphere at about 10 a.m. at Punkin Center, Washington and he notified the CAA tower at Yakima. This locale is just west of the Hanford Works site.

July 29, 1948 - Indianapolis, IN

Witnesses: James Toney & Robert Huggins, both employees of a rug cleaning firm. One shiny aluminum object, shaped something like an airplane's propeller, with 10-12 small cups protruding from either blade. Estimated size 6'-8' long, 1.5'-2' wide. The object glided across the road a few hundred feet in front of their vehicle and apparently went down in a wooded area. Sighting lasted a few seconds.

July 31, 1948 - Indianapolis, IN (8:25 a.m.)

Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Swigert, he was an electrician. Object was shaped like a cymbal, or domed disk, about 20' across and 6'-8' thick, and was white without any shine. It flew straight and level from horizon to horizon in about 10 seconds, shimmering in the sun as if spinning.

October 1, 1948 - Fargo, ND

A US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota.

June 22, 1949 - Oak Ridge, TN (1:50 p.m.)

A teacher, a scientist, and one other watched two delta shaped UFOs and a disk fly over the US government nuclear research facility around 7:00 p.m.. The objects appeared to be metallic, and flew slowly toward the northwest.

1950 - Varese, Lombardy, Italy

A factory worker while was working near Varese sighted three humanoids near a craft. One of the entities saw him and shot him with a beam, although it did not do any harm to the man. Afterwards, the humanoids went into the craft and started up to the sky.

Mid 1950s - Birmingham, Alabama

When a disk crashed near Birmingham, the area was cordoned off and humanoid bodies were flown to Maxwell AFB, according to a man who claims to have flown the helicopter with the bodies to a waiting aircraft.

March 20, 1950: Stuggart, AR (9:26 p.m.)

Witnesses: Chicago and Southern Airlines Capt. Jack Adams, First Officer G. W. Anderson, Jr. One 100' circular disk with 9-12 portholes along the lower side emitting a soft purple light, and a light at the top which flashed 3 times in 9 seconds, flew at not less than 1,000 MPH It was seen for 25 35 seconds.

April 10, 1950, Montery County, CA

A bright, chrome like flying saucer was spotted yesterday by at least seven persons as it cruised at a high rate of speed over Monterey County.

February 4, 1951 - Withdean, East Sussex, England between (6:30 and 7:00 p.m.)

A young girl, who was to have other UFO encounters later in life, was playing in her garden in Withdean, East Sussex, England between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. when she saw a hovering disk shaped object with a transparent dome on top. Inside the dome she could see 3 men, and they appeared to be looking down at her. The domed object made a descent into the garden and three humanoids with bald, domed heads exited. The men wore khaki colored outfits, and carried a weird looking object. They floated toward the girl, then reversed direction, reboarded, and took off. Their exit was "like a film in reverse.

March 13, 1951 - McClellan AFB, CA (3:20 p.m.)

Witnesses: USAF 1st Lt. B. J. Hastie, Mrs. Rafferty. A cylinder with twin tails, 200' long and 90' wide, turned north and flew at incredible speed. Two minutes.

March 15, 1951 - New Delhi, India 25 members of a flying club saw a cigar shaped object in the sky which was about 100' long. The UFO hovered and then vanished from sight.

May 14, 1952 - George AFB, CA (1:05 p.m.)

At 1:05 p.m. PST, a round silver metallic looking object was observed by a pilot and an observer in a T-6G aircraft flying 150 mph at 10,000'. The object was at an estimated altitude of 40,000' and was motionless at approximately 20 miles east of Edwards AFB . An F-86 was sent aloft to investigate the object. The length of the observation was 25 minutes.

July 18, 1952 - Miami, FL (11:00 a.m.)

Witnesses: E. R. Raymer and daughter. One opaque, silvery bubble flew very fast at a right angle to the wind direction for 10 seconds.

July 19, 1952 - Elkins Park, PA (11:35 p.m.)

Witnesses: USAF pilot Capt. C. J. powley and wife. Two star-like lights maneuvered, hovered and sped for 5-7 minutes.

July 25, 1952 - Manassas, VA (12:00 a.m.)

A bright light was observed in the sky east of Manassas by members of the 647th AC&W Squadron. The object was extremely bright. The object was in view for approximately 4 hours. Two F-94 pilots from the 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron were scrambled to intercept an object. The two F-94 pilots sighted the object but estimated the altitude to be far beyond the capability of their aircraft.

Number of observers: At least 2 from the air, 11 from the ground.

September 21, 1952 North Sea

Operation Mainbrace sighting where six British pilots flying a formation of RAF jets above the North Sea observed a shiny sphere approaching from the direction of the fleet. The UFO eluded their pursuit and disappeared. When returning to base, one of the pilots looked back and saw the UFO following him. He turned to chase it, but the UFO also turned and sped away..

Number of observers: 6 pilot observers.

October 19, 1952 Momence,IL (10:15 a.m.)

A CAP pilot and observer while on a search mission saw a round silver ball flying at great speed at 1000' altitude.

February 4, 1953 - Yuma, AZ (1:50 p.m.)

U.S. Weather Bureau observer Stanley H. Brown in Yuma, using a theodolite, sighted a dull white, oblong object that was tracked flying straight up vertically, then leveling off and being joined by a second, similar looking object. The second UFO twice flew away and returned to the first. The two dull white objects maneuvered errratically, then in unison against the wind, one degree apart. A thin mist was seen around the edges of the objects. After 5 minutes both objects were lost to sight behind some clouds.

December 31, 1953 - Quantico Marine Base, VA

Two marines at the Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia observed the landing of a round UFO that throbbed and pulsated, emitting red lights

Spring - 1954 - Mattydale, NY

In this suburb of Syracuse, at 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday, an information specialist and his wife saw a 20' wide object being examined on the ground by several men who were taking pictures. The next day an officer told them the event was a military secret. Later, police denied the whole incident ever took place.

April 28, 1954 - 45 mi W of Geelong, Victoria, Australia (7:20 a.m.)

Witnesses: Two men, Mr. A.E. (Ted) Smith, 26, train engineer, and Mr. Colin Beacon, 23, train fireman, reported that an object described as a gigantic hazy dark blue object, estimated at 1200'-1500' in diameter, no windows or doors visible, round, made screaming noise, swooped down at locomotive and suddenly swerved up, hovered overhead, careened around the sky, then rose up out of sight. Smith reported that the object came within 350' of them.

September 10, 1954 - Quarouble, France

A metal worker, Marius Dewilde, age 34, came out of his house when his dog was barking and saw a dark object sitting on the railroad tracks. He then observed two dwarfs walking toward it. When he tried to stop them, he found himself paralyzed as a strong orange beam of light that was projected at him. The beings were under 3' tall, bulky, and wore dark diving suits. No faces or arms were visible. Imprints were made by an object, that an engineer estimated must have weighed 30 tons. French police and the French Air Force investigated the case.

September 10, 1954 - France

A railway worker witnesses two small beings boarding a UFO and flying into the sky. Strange things happened on the region on the following days. The case received notable media attention.

November 02, 1955 - Williston, FL

Deputy Sheriff A. H. Perkins, C. F. Bell, and a dozen other witnesses saw six bell shaped objects moving by successive leaps. One came close to a patrol car, the men inside felt that their arms and legs went dead, and that their clothes were burning them.

November 25, 1955 - LaVeta, CO (10:30 a.m.)

State Senator S.T. Taylor reported the sighting of an object to the FBI. He described the object as a luminous, greenish-blue, seemed jellish-like, dirigible, slightly barrel-shaped with a larger front end, and tapered toward the tail. It suddenly appeared overhead, diving at a 45º angle, leveled out, and then ascended at a 30º angle for its short 5-second duration. No exhaust was observed and no sound was heard. Senator Taylor estimated the object travelled SW to NE for about 10 miles, at about half the speed of a meteor, and about 15,000' elevation before disappearing over Mt. Mestas.

May 9, 1956 - Jacksonville, FL

Two girls, Joan Frost and Gertie Wynn, while waiting for a bus, saw two pulsating lights flying horizontally and disappearing. 15 minutes later the lights were seen again, stopping at the zenith, merging, and diving to 165' altitude. As the bus arrived, it seemed that the objects had separated and were about to abduct the witnesses, and they ran to the bus in terror.

August 29, 1957 - Paso Robles, CA

2:43 p.m. PST. GOC spotters Taylor and Bunting saw silver circular object flying N to W, in sight for four minutes. Second sighting was at 9:21 p.m. PST (1721 Zulu). One silver spherical object the size of a baseball at arm's length was seen in a slowly spinning motion moving NW and in sight for 30 seconds. Air Force considered the witnesses unreliable due to age, but Capt. Barlow of the 4771st GOC Squadron Det. No. 2 believes their report to be fairly reliable.

November 10, 1957 - Madison, OH (1:25 a.m.)

Mrs. Leita Kuhn observed a very large, lighted object 66' above the ground in Madison, OH. It was so brilliant that she had to close her eyes. It was over 33' wide, 11½' thick, with a dome on top. The witness had to consult a physician several days later because of serious eye and skin irritation.

January, 1958 - Fairbanks, AK

I was on duty as a radar ATC operator and observed on my radar an object flying at 5,000mph+ and making impossible 90º turns. I coordinated and confirmed sighting with at least 3 other radar sites.

Mar. 02, 1958 - Tampa, FL

A civilian source was said to have observed a balloon shaped object land on the airfield then take off slowly and hover at 820' altitude before disappearing. It showed a bright light source.

1959 - Frdynia, Poland

An object was reported to have fallen into the harbor. Divers recovered pieces of shiny metal, which was examined by the Polytechnic Institute and Polish Navy. Some material was reportedly lost. Several days later a small humanoid was found on a nearby beach, its remains were sent to the Soviet Union.

March - 1959 Kolobreg, Poland

On the Polish coast, not far from Kolobreg, soldiers saw the sea become turbulent as a triangular object, 13' in size, emerged, circled the barracks, and flew away at high speed.

July 14, 1959 - Prince of Wales Island,Australia

Hunters reported the landing of a red object on the island. Other hunters saw a similar object near Karumba Lodge.

January 1960 - La Victoria, Venezuela

Government topographer passed by truck on Andean Highway. Disk color of polished blue steel swooped down very close to hood of truck and lifted it 3' above road. Truck overturned in sandbank. Minor injuries.

March 1960 - New Paltz, NY

Local law enforcement authorities captured a small humanoid outside his craft while two copilots escaped. The alien was turned over to the CIA and died 28 days later.

June 15, 1960 - Kansas City, KS Territories, Canada

My husband and I were on vacation. Driving along and heard craft hovering above us, we would speed up, it would speed up. Went on for several minutes then it just shot out above and away from us in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds and we could no longer hear it, but we saw a flash as it left. hr width="100%" color="#DDA0DD" size="4" />

June 18, 1960 - Clan Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada

A prospector told the Yellowknife RCMP detachment that a month earlier, he and his partner saw a UFO at Clan Lake, located 30 miles north of Yellowknife. According to investigators, the men claimed they saw a hovering object 4' to 6' feet that hit the surface of the lake and struck the water. The RCMP investigated, but found nothing.

November 27, 1960 - Chula Vista, CA

A red UFO maneuvered all over the sky in huge circles over Chula Vista, San Diego County, California at 7:30 p.m. It looked like a ball with a long antenna rod attached, and a flashing white light ran back and forth along the road. The UFO made several dashes at terrific speeds, and was watched through binoculars by seven witnesses. It made no sound. The sighting lasted between 20 and 30 minutes.

August 6, 1961 - Meekatharra, Western Australia (3:30 a.m.)

12 white metallic disk shaped objects flew over the countryside in pairs for six hours. They left an angel hair residue, a snowywhite mesh like material.

May 26, 1962 - Banderalo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mr. Enrique Constignani, a resident of this town, observed the displacement of a resplendent air body that crossed the sky at a height of 600'. It threw luminous flashes and after dividing into two parts, it continued south.

December 21, 1962 - Buenos Aires Airport, Argentina

A large, fiery disk was observed on the runway by Horado Alora and Mario Pezzuto, the two control tower operators, and by the crews of two aircraft. It rose to 33' altitude, hovered, and flew away to the northeast.

1964 - March - Wareham, MA

A Wareham family, father, mother & daughter, were driving home and saw a large reddish/orange triangular shaped object flashing above them at a height of 250'.

The object, with the appearance of a sail, zig zagged like a boat and then disappeared over Silver Lake. After reporting their sighting to Otis Air Force Base, the family could offer no explanations, but were very firm on the fact that they saw a UFO.

January 22, 1965 - Baltimore, MD

A 10 year old boy and 4 adults observed an egg shaped object that went way up in the sky. The object suddenly dove down and disappeared far beyond the observers.

January 26, 1965 - Bedford, VA

10:55 a.m. EST. A woman named Butler, while hanging out clothes observed a square object the size of a football field. The object appeared to be made of aluminum and had small projections on the sides. The object appeared to be at a very low altitude and was traveling east to west at what appeared to be a very slow speed. The length of observation was 3 to 5 minutes. The observer seemed to be competent. Two UFO sightings were reported to the 649th Radar Squadron on the same day.

July 6, 1965 - Fossil, OR

At 9:00 a.m. PST, Mr. Wehrle and a boy age 8, observed three silver cigar shaped objects side by side moving to the SW at a slow speed. The objects were estimated to be 60' long and 12' in depth. The objects were in sight for approximately two minutes when they disappeared suddenly. On the record card under 10. It says unidentified, which has been crossed out. The preparing officer wrote: It is my belief, Mr. Wehrle and the boy did observe a UFO.

September 16, 1965 - Pretoria, South Africa

After midnight, two police constables saw a shiny, copper colored craft, which apparently landed at in the middle of Bronkhorstspruit Road. Their patrol vehicle cut out as they watched the craft rapidly ascending, while emitting a sea of flames through two portals, leaving the asphalt ablaze afterwards.

Unknown Date 1966 - East of Elista, Kalmuk, Russia

9:50 p.m. Russian coal and gas scientists watched a high flying silent disk shaped object spiral through the sky east of Elista,

April 15, 1966 - Santa Catalina Island, CA

Cameraman Leman Hanson shot a very small video of the UFO on 16 mm film, and that's all we know about this sighting.Although it created quite a buzz. There were rumors that there's a secret UFO base in the sea near Catalina island.

May, 1966 - Greenbush, OH

Felt humming vibration that woke my brother and I up. We both looked out our bedroom window and saw a large bright silver/white saucer shaped craft pass very low over our south soy bean field. Object was as large as this 25 acre field.

October 11, 1966 - Elizabeth, NJ

A Tall man with no nose or ears is sighted in a neighborhood shortly after UFO sighting.

March 16, 1967 - Malmstrom Air Force Base - MT

Air Force guard watches UFO hover over front gate of missile base.

May 15, 1967 - Monroe, Louisiana

My cousin's husband and I were night fishing and saw a single light looking like a large star moving across the night sky at a pretty good speed then stopped. It sat there for a few seconds then shot straight up fading out as it went.

June 10, 1967 - June 10, 1967 (Night)

A cigar-shaped object was seen on the ground, 1200' from the route, by two motorists traveling to Mar del Plata. It looked like rectangles similar to windows, a railway passenger train, with where it emitted a bright luminosity. Then it rose, away in the direction of the Sierra de los Padres.

June 29, 1967 - Scotch Plains, NJ (1:30 a.m.)

Truck driver Damon Brown saw an oyster shaped object 200' wide 25'-30' thick with a huge red light at each end, one light on the bottom, and a row of blue lights along the bottom, which circled an aircraft, hovered, moved rapidly, then followed the witness car for about 500', veered south and departed at great speed.

June, 15, 1968, DMZ, Viet Nam

Allied forward spotters along the eastern part of the Demilitarised Zone, a 6 mile wide strip separating North and South Vietnam, reported seeing about 30 strange slow-moving 'lights' in the night sky.

July 4, 1969 - Eau Claire, WI (10:30 p.m.)

The witness and her father had gone to a local racetrack in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and at around 10:30 p.m. she was sitting by herself on the top bleachers when she had a feeling she was being watched. She looked to her right and saw a UFO hovering about 1,000' away. She described it as an oval shaped craft, with a transparent rectangular section in the center. She saw inside this transparent part the silhouettes of several men staring at her. At one point she briefly looked away, and when she looked back the object had disappeared.

1970 - Venice, FL (11:00 p.m.)

My two friends were driving down Haror Dr. they looked to their left (east) to see a flying saucer (metallic appearing craft approx. 30' in diameter), hovering over a house. They stopped and watched as a bright blue beam shone down into the house.

February 3, 1972 - Nazca, Peru

One of Peru's most famous UFO encounters took place. It happened in broad daylight and the saucer's alien occupant was seen by the two human witnesses.

November 11, 1972 - Sognefjord, Norway

The Norwegian Navy began tracking a USO for two weeks in the Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world. A fleet of ships and submarine hunting helicopters were tasked with locating the object. On November 20th, the object was seen exiting the water. It was described as a massive, silent, cigar shaped object. One of the ships opened fire on the object, but it simply sank back down beneath the waves. Depth charges were dropped to no avail. Then a plan was drawn up to blockade the fjord and trap the USO, but the object disappeared.

March 23, 1973 - St. Louis, MT

A farmer on the outskirts of town was watching television one night last week when he heard a terrible rumbling sound and the whole house began to shake. At first I thought it was my dog scratching himself and shaking the floor, Then the television started acting up and went off. I went out to see what had happened and when I looked up I saw a bright light hovering about 80' in the air over the house. Then it moved away and disappeared.

October 3, 1973 - Polo, IL

Evening. Police officer saw object over Mt. Morris that appeared to project its orange glow in a beam toward the ground and moved with occasional stops. Seemed to follow Burlington Northern RR tracks, Hoak said. Sheriff's deputies also reported seeing the object in the sky in W. Ogle County.

May 17, 1974 - Chili, NM

An Air Force team allegedly removed a 60' wide metallic object from an impact area and moved it to Kirtland AFB.

June 1, 1974 - Le Pegue, Drôme, France

My age at this time was 10, during the night I woke up afraid and call my mother, finally she woke up come to see me, I went to go to the toilet, when I went back to my bed I ask her to open the window.

At the vertical of the house there was 2 white triangles. One was going toward the other one. We watch 5 minutes and she ask me to go back to sleep. Altitude estimation 30.000', like plane.

June 15, 1974 - Guaíba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

I was in front of my vacation house, looking at the sky, facing west, then I saw a spherical blue object, like a gas bubble. It was about 30' from the ground level, moving horizontaly like a mini comet.

1975 - 1976 - Southern Manitoba, Canada

Several sightings were reported of a red glowing UFO, sometimes described as mischievous or playful, sighted in Southern Manitoba in 1975 and 1976.

June 22, 1976 - Canary Islands, Spain

Lights and a spherical transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported.

1977 - Cabin Hill, London, England

Two men, were parked in a marshy, densely wooded area of the Hainault Forest, a park in London, England near Cabin Hill. They had been walking their dog in a light rain at around 7:00 p.m. when they heard a rustling sound in the bushes. They then observed a huge figure, about 8' tall and four feet wide, that crossed their path about 25' away and disappeared into the woods. It was dark blue in color and brighter than its surroundings. It had no distinct arms or legs that could be discerned. A UFO landing had been reported in the area a few days earlier, the reason for the investigator being at the site at the time when he encountered the startled witnesses.

1977 - Popayan, Colombia

Object was an inverted triangle of an aproximate size of two meters in the base. It was hovering silently at one meter or less of the top of the roof.

December, 24, 1977 - Camas, WA

Barbara Siewell of Springfield, OR and her family witnessed a UFO hovering over Camas, WA on Christmas Eve, 1977. Two other adult witnesses reported seeing the same thing on the same date, also in Camas, WA

1978 - Soviet Union

After a collision with a Soviet fighter plane, a disk shaped object fell into the ocean off Finland, where it was recovered, with humanoid bodies, by a Soviet salvage team.

May 6, 1978 - Padcaya, Bolivia

A large luminous object crashed on a 13,000' mountain. An expedition of soldiers and scientists was dispatched to the site, but was delayed by bad weather. They found nothing.

July 26, 1980

The sailors on board of the Brazilian ship Caioba-Seahorse saw a grey round object with a diameter of approximately 33' drifting in the water. At the same time a bright light appeared on the horizon and approached the ship. All technical equipment on the ship stopped working as the light got closer, the grey object in the sea which was now illuminating from green, red, blue and yellow. The light, appearing now as a very bright disk shaped object, sank down to the metalish USO in the water and connect with it. Both objects rose from the water, hovered for some minutes over the sea and then accelerated with at very high speed up to the sky before disappearing.


A local fisherman said that in the year 1983, while on his way to a fishing trip with some friends in Dique Los Alazanes, in the region of La Toma, Argentina, he had seen a UFO with several lights that moved below mountain level between the Uritorco and the Overo hills.

This case predates the famous Pajarillo footprint.

1985 - Republic of Belarus

An Aeroflot plane reported sighting a bright light while flying over Belarus, Formerly Minsk, while en route from Tbilisi to Tallinn

July 22, 1985 - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Africa

Two jets are sent from Thornhill air base to respond to an object on radar first noticed over Bulawayo. It was described as a disc with a cone on top. It was shining so bright it was hard to look at, and this was during the day.

January 9, 1986 - El Pajarillo Hiill, Capilla del Monte, Argentina

UFO landing on El pajarillo hill near the city of Capilla del Monte. It left a footprint on the ground.

September 27, 1989 - Voronezh, Russia

Adults and children watch a silver ball emerge from a pink mist above Western Park about 200 miles south of Moscow. The ball came down to earth and flew over tree tops bending them as it neared.

April - 1991 - Baviaanspoort, Pretoria, South Africa

A hovering triangular craft with red central lights, and white star like lights on each extremity, was spotted by a family at Baviaanspoort. Around the same time in Belgium, a similar craft was sighted.

February 1993 - Los Angeles, CA

One of the UK's most prolific UFO speakers, Barclay has a colorful past, including modelling for the UK tabloid The Sun and as a Penthouse Pet. But her most spectacular claim to fame is that she was abducted in downtown Los Angeles in February 1993. She claimed the encounter involved the spaceship being chased or escorted by numerous unmarked black helicopters.

1997 - Republic of Kalmykia, Russia

Ilyumzhinov was the former leader of the Republic of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation. He claims that in 1997, aliens called at his Moscow apartment. He was lured outside and was given a tour of the spaceship, but that he was unable to understand or communicate with the aliens. Following his revelations, a Russian MP urged the President to investigate, concerned that Ilyumzhinov may have revealed state secrets.

December 27, 1998 - Graaff Reinet, South Africa

A family videotaped a group of roundish triangular craft passing over the town of Graaff Reinet. The crafts changed color and circled each another, before being overtaken by a much larger, shiny, golden craft.

2008 - Canary Islands

At least two people reported spotting a UFO just over the horizon, viewed from Lanzarote floating off the coast of Fuerteventura. It apparently vanished after about 3 minutes. The sighting remains unexplained.

July, 2010 - Tarantonio, Messina, Italy(2:30 a.m.)

Mr. A.P., 32 years old, Mr. G.L, 29 years old, witnesses who want to remain anonymous, recounted a sighting that occurred in early July. They were chatting while sitting on the beach when their attention is drawn to a submerged light about 150' from the shoreline. Approaching, they see at an estimated depth of 25' a large, round object, surrounded by lights, stationed underwater for about ten minutes: incredulous and amazed, they see the same object emerge slowly and silently fly up, then stop at about 90' in altitude. Mr. A.P., equipped with a camera, takes pictures of the object that is parked above the sea for a couple of minutes: he quickly notices a circular structure, with many lights around and two or three spheres of satellite lights: suddenly, however, the object dives, always remaining visible under the surface of the water. 2 hours of missing time.

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