A few notes here...food for thought. Present day the fastest air breathing aircraft KNOWN to us, was the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which could attain speeds just under 2,200 mph. In the 1940's top speeds were 670 mph. The 1950's were just over 1,525 mph. 2,070 mph was reached in 1965. The North American X-15, Which wasn't air breathing, and had to be carried to altitude under the wing of a B-52 Bomber. In 1967 it reached Mach 6.72 ( 4,534 miles per hour ).
While working on this, I removed everything but names. As I see it, a 50 year old General could witness the same exact event as an 11 year old Girl Scout, who may give a better account than the General, but would be less likely to believed. In my opinion they saw what they saw, it's no matter if they are a farm hand or a 5 Star General.
1947 - 13 events went unidentified. July 6, 1947 had 4 events.
1948 - 7 events went unidentified. July 31,1948 had 2 events.
1949 - 13 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1949 had multiple events.
1950 - 27 events went unidentified. October 15, 1950 had 2 events.
1951 - 23 events went unidentified. December 7, 1951 had 2 events.
1952 - 198 events went unidentified. June 23, 1952 had 6 events.
1953 - 32 events went unidentified. January 28, 1953 had 3 events.
1954 - 44 events went unidentified. September 21, 1954 had 2 events.
1955 - 20 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1955 had multiple events.
1956 - 11 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1956 had multiple events.
1957 - 12 events went unidentified. July 29, 1957 had 2 ( Possibly 3 ) events.
1958 - 10 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1958 had multiple events.
1959 - 12 events went unidentified. September 13, 1959, had 2 events.
1960 - 13 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1960 had multiple events.
1961 - 11 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1961 had multiple events.
1962 - 13 events went unidentified. March 26, 1962 had 3 events.
1963 - 14 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1963 had multiple events.
1964 - 19 events went unidentified. May 26, July 27, & August 15, 1964 each had 2 events.
1965 - 15 events went unidentified. August 4 & September 25, 1965 each had 2 events.
1966 - 30 events went unidentified. April 5, 1966 had 2 events
1967 - 17 events went unidentified. March 6 & March 9, 1967 each had 2 events.
1968 - 3 events went unidentified. No Single Day in 1963 had multiple events.
1969 - 1 event went unidentified. No Single Day in 1969 had multiple events.
1970 - Project Blue Book Closed
July 3, 1947. South Brooksville-Harborside, ME. 2:30 p.m. EDT. John F. Cole alerted by a roaring noise overhead saw about 10 very light colored 50'-100' wide objects to the N at about 50° elevation in a formation initially about 1.5° wide, with 2 dark forms to their left or 2 objects had darker projections somewhat like wings, moving like a swarm of bees to the NW at about 600-1,200 mph. Duration of event: about 10-15 seconds.
July 4, 1947, United Air Lines Flight 105 (over Emmet, ID) 8:17 p.m. PDT. On the evening of July 4th at Boise, ID., Captain Smith was walking up the ramp to board his plane, flight 105, for a trip to Seattle when someone mentioned the massive wave of saucers taking place all day over the northwest. Captain Smith joked: "I'll believe in those disks when I see them." The airliner lifted off at 9:04 p.m. and turned towards Seattle. As Captain Smith remembers it, the control tower at Boise bid him farewell by: joshingly warning us to be on the lookout for flying saucers. Shortly after takeoff five disk like objects, one larger than the rest, approached Captain Smith's DC-3 head on. Stunned, Captain Smith and his co-pilot Ralph Stevens watched as the objects quickly reversed direction and took up a course that paralleled their own. For 45 miles Captain Smith was able to keep the objects in sight. Co-pilot Stevens thought the objects were aircraft at first and flashed the airliner's landing lights. The objects reacted by changing formation from a very tight cluster to a more open one. The cluster of disks then began to open and close repeatedly before settling down into a loose formation. This group soon vanished and another group of four came into view. The new group soon merged and vanished into the northwest. The airliner's stewardess, Miss Marty Morrow, verified the sightings. Flight 105's next scheduled stop was the airport at Pendleton, OR., a place not unfamiliar with flying saucers. Captain Smith radioed ahead, telling the Pendleton control tower that he and his crew had just seen a whole flock of the mysterious flying disks. Airport officials contacted the press and had a newspaper reporter on the telephone as Captain Smith taxied his airliner up to the Pendleton airport terminal. Within moments of landing, a shaken Captain Smith was relating all the details.
July 6, 1947. Fairfield-Suisan AFB, CA. Daytime. Mr. & Mrs. James H. Burniston saw a highly reflective round flat object having no wings or tail, the size of a C-54 transport, 118', roll from side-to-side 3 times then fly away very fast from NW to the SE or SW? at 10,000'. Duration of event: about 60 seconds.
July 6, 1947. Fairfield-Suisan AFB, CA. ( 2nd Incident ) 11:50 a.m. - 12:00 noon. CDT. John Paul Strapp, Mr. Lenz from Wright Field and 2 others in an observation truck at Area 3 of Rogers Dry Lake for a P-82 ejection seat test saw a round silver or aluminum white object at first thought to be a parachute, about 25' wide, falling from a height below the 20,000' of the test aircraft at 3x the rate for an ejection seat test, drifting horizontally toward Mt. Wilson, to the S, at less than 50-80 mph, which when close to horizon appeared to have an oval outline with 2 thick fins or knobs on the upper surface which seemed to rotate or oscillate, no propellers, slowly disappearing below the mountain tops in the distance. Duration of event: about 1½ minutes.
July 6, 1947. Fairfield-Suisan AFB, CA. (3rd Incident) 12:00 noon. CDT. Others witnesses independently, Signa A. Gilkey, Richard R. Shoop & wife saw from a different location 5 to 8 miles away to the N, the apparently same falling object, thin metallic aluminum colored and the size of a pursuit aircraft 50', reflecting sunlight and oscillating, descend to ground level, then rise again and move slowly off in the distance. No sound or trail. Duration of event: about 8 minutes.
July 6, 1947. Fairfield-Suisan AFB, CA. (4th Incident) 4:00 p.m. CDT. 40 miles S of Muroc Army Air Field. Exactly four hours later the pilot of an F-51 was flying at 20,000' about 40 miles south of Muroc Air Base when he sighted a flat object of a light reflecting nature. He reported that it had no vertical fin or wings. When he first saw it, the object was above him and he tried to climb up to it, but his F-51 would not climb high enough. All air bases in the area were contacted but they had no aircraft in the area.
July 8, 1947. Muroc Air Base, CA. 9:30 a.m. PDT. Joseph C. McHenry, Joseph Ruvolo, Gerald E. Nauman, & Miss Jannette Marie Scotte at 10:00 a.m., saw two saucer or disk shaped objects, silver and apparently metallic, fly a wide circular pattern at about 7500'-8000' at 350-400 mph heading 320°, about NW toward Mojave, CA. Before the first 2 objects disappeared a 3rd similar disk or spherical silver object reflecting sunlight was seen, with additional 5 witnesses, to the N flying tight circles at about 7,000'-8,000' beyond capability of known aircraft, maintaining altitude. No sound or trails. Duration of event: about 3-4 minutes.
July 9, 1947. Between Meridian & Boise, ID. 12:17 p.m. PDT. Dave Johnson flying in an Idaho Air National Guard AT-6 saw a black disk, standing out against the clouds, make a half-roll then a stair-step climb. Object the size of a 25-cent coin (A Quarter) at arm's length. Duration of event: about 10 seconds.
July 10, 1947. Harmon Field, Newfoundland, Canada. 3:00 and 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. ADT. A.R. Leidy, J.N. Mehrman, & J.E. Woodruff, briefly saw a translucent disk or silvery wheel shaped object the size of a C-54 transport fly very fast at 10,000', leaving a dark bluish-black trail, then ascend and cut a path through the clouds.
July 29, 1947. Hamilton Field, CA 2:50 p.m. PDT. William H. Ryherd & Ward Stewart saw two round, shiny, white objects with estimated 15' - 25' diameters, fly 3 to 4 times the apparent speed of a P-80, also in sight, at 750 mph, at 6,000'-10,000' heading S or SE at 120°. One object flew straight and level, the other weaved from side-to-side like an escort fighter.
September 3, 1947. Lake Oswego, OR. 12:15 p.m. PDT. Mrs. Raymond Dupui saw 12 to 15 round, silver objects fly an unstated pattern for unknown length of time.
October 1947. Dodgeville, WI. 11:00 a.m. Unnamed civilian saw an undescribed object fly counterclockwise circles.
October 14, 1947. 11 miles NNE of Cave Creek, AZ. 12:00 noon MST. J.L. Clark, Anderson, and a third man saw 3' flying wing, black against the white clouds and red against the blue sky, flying straight at an estimated 380 mph., at 8,000'-10,000' from NW to SE. Duration of event: about 45 - 60 seconds.
April 5, 1948. Holloman AFB, NM. Afternoon. Balloon observers Olsen, Johnson, Chance, saw irregular, round, white or golden objects, one estimated 100' in size. One made 3 loops, violent maneuvers, then rose and disappeared rapidly, the other flew in a fast arc to the W. Duration of event: about 30 seconds.
July 29, 1948. Indianapolis, IN. 9:55 a.m. EDT. James Toney & Robert Huggins, in a truck headed W, saw a shiny propeller-shaped aluminum object, with 10 to 12 small cups protruding from either blade, 6'- 8' long and 1½'- 2' wide, above trees about 30' altitude to the NW about 300' away heading S about 170° approaching to about 100' at closest. Object glided across the road at 25 - 30 mph in a slight descent then made a 20° bank to the E, went down in a wooded area, witnesses stopped truck got out to look but object had disappeared behind trees. Later search found no traces. No sound or trail. Duration of event: about 15 seconds.
July 31, 1948. South Central Indianapolis, IN. 8:25 a.m. EDT. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Swigert saw a cymbal shaped or domed disk object or rounded coolie hat to the W, about 20' across, 6' - 8' thick, 3:1 ratio noted, white without any shine but shadowing on upper right, fly straight and level from horizon to horizon W to E heading 90°, first through window facing W then window facing S, altitude estimated at 2,000' covering distance of 5 miles 1,800 mph distance 2 miles elevation 10°, shimmering in the sun as if spinning. No sound or trail. Duration of event: about 10 seconds.
July 31, 1948. Near Marion, VA. Shortly after sunset. Max Abbott, flying a Bellanca Cruisair four passenger private airplane, saw a single bright white light take off, accelerate to 300 mph and turn up a valley.
September 23, 1948. 4 miles E of San Pablo, 4.1 miles S of Pinole, CA. 12:02-12:03 p.m. PDT. Horace S. Eakins & Sylvester Bentham saw a 2 engine bomber aircraft pass low overhead to the SE then saw far beyond and high above it, possibly 1 mile higher, a strange fast-flying irregularly shaped translucent white amoeba headed E, the size of a 4-engine bomber, with 3 appendages in front 2 trailing with a dark grey spot possibly spherical near the center which remained stable in motion, the arms of the “amoeba” undulating, the object wobbling, disappeared suddenly, no trail. Another object sighted, a buff or grey rectangle with vertical lines.
October 15, 1948. Fukuoka, Japan. 11:05 p.m. JST. Oliver Hemphill Jr. & Barton Halter flying a P-61 Black Widow night fighter made 6 interceptions of the same or different objects tracked on airborne radar, only one seen visually. Dull or dark translucent object shaped like a dirigible with a flat bottom and clipped tail end. Speed varied from 200 to about 1,500 mph. Pilot tried to close on visual object, but it dove away fast.
December 3, 1948. Fairfield-Suisun AFB, CA. 8:15 p.m. PST. Control tower operator McFarland saw a round, white light fly with varying speed, bouncing motion, and finally a rapid erratic climb. Duration of event: about 25 seconds.
January 4, 1949. Hickam Field, HI. 2 p.m. HST. Paul R. Stoney, on ground at Pacific Command HQ, saw a flat white, elliptical object, with a matte top, about the size of a T-6 aircraft, circle at about 3,000' while oscillating to the right and left, then speed away.
January 27, 1949. Cortez-Bradenton, FL. 10:20 p.m. EST. Sames, Acting Chief of the Aircraft Branch, Eglin AFB, and wife saw a cigar shaped object as long as 2 Pullman cars, with 7 lighted square windows and throwing sparks, descend then climb with a bouncing motion at about 400 mph. Duration of event: about 25 minutes.
March 17, 1949. Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX. 7:52 p.m. CST. Horace McCulloch, Asst. G-2 of the 2nd Armored Division at the nuclear weapons storage site, was preparing the test firing of flares in order to prove recent sightings were mistakes when he and his men themselves saw aerial phenomena, 7 separate sightings by trained artillery observers in different locations enabled rapid triangulation of large, green, red and white flare-like objects flying in generally straight lines. Duration of event: about 1 hour.
April 3, 1949. 1 mile SE of Dillon, MT. 11:55 a.m. MST. Gosta Miller, an employee, a trucking company owner & a gas station attendant (Lovell, Lessey, Greene) saw an object like two inverted plates attached face to face, matte blue grey or greenish grey non reflective bottom, bright aluminum top reflecting sunlight, 20' diameter (others estimated 15' - 25'), 4' - 5' thickness. Object seen over the N end of town at 3,000'-5,000' height about 4 miles away moving in several directions rocking or rotating in semi-circles 6 times, move E descending rapidly to about 700'-1,000' height, rock again a few times with upper side now visible reflecting sunlight, fly SW to 2 miles W of Dillon, rock again a few times, then rapidly flew over airport 12 miles NE of Dillon at 1,000' departing rapidly to the E disappearing over mountains. No sound or trail. Speed 1,000 mph so great object seemed blurred. Several minute duration.
April 4, 1949. Merced, CA. 10:20 p.m. PDT. William Parrott, saw a generally round object with curved bottom and dull coloring, giving off clicking sound until overhead. Parrott’s dog reacted.
April 24, 1949. 3 miles N of Arrey, NM. 10:30 a.m. MST. Charles B. Moore & Akers, Davidson, Fitzsimmons & Moorman, a balloon launch crew, saw a white, round ellipsoid, shadowed yellowish on one side, length/width ratio 2.5x, cross the sky from the S ( azimuth 210° elevation 45° ) to the E at about 5°/sec angular velocity, passing near the sun (126° azimuth 60° elevation), tracked by Moore viewing through 25x ML-47 theodolite after it came out of the sun. Object seemed to turn to the N, maintained constant azimuth at about 20°-25° when it suddenly climbed from 25° to 29° elevation in 10 seconds and disappeared by distance or dust obscuration. Duration of event: about 1 minute.
April 28, 1949. Tucson, AZ. 5:45 p.m. MST. Howard Hann, Mr. Hubert, & Tex Keahey saw a a very large bright, sausage-shaped object, with no fins, wings or protuberances, roll and fly fast. Duration of event: about 40 minutes.
May 5, 1949. Ft. Bliss, TX. 11:40 a.m. CDT. Army officers Day, Olhausen, & Vaughn saw 2 oblong white disks, flying at about 200-250 mph, make a shallow turn.
May 6, 1949. Livermore, CA. 9:35 a.m. PDT. C.G. Green saw 2 shiny, disk like objects rotate around each other and bank, then one shot upwards with a grey trail and rejoined the other. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
May 9, 1949; Tucson, AZ. 2:30 p.m. MST. Troy Putnam saw 2 round, flat silvery objects, estimated to be 25' in diameter, flew 750-1,000 mph in a banked but steady manner.
May 27, 1949. Near Hart Mtn., South Central OR. 2:25 p.m. PDT. Joseph C. Shell, ferrying SNJ Navy aircraft trainer for North American Aviation, from Red Bluff, CA, to Burns, OR, saw 5 to 8 oval objects, 2:1 length/width ratio, and 1/5 as thick, fly in trail formation, with an interval equal to 3-4x their length, except that the 2nd and 3rd were closer together.
July 24, 1949. Mountain Home, ID. 12:03 - 12:13 p.m. MDT. Henry Clark, flying a Piper Clipper at 19,000', saw 7 delta-shaped objects, 35' - 55' in span, 20' - 30' long, 2' - 5' thick, light colored except for a 12' diameter dark circle at the rear of each, with a flat top surface and a 2' - 5' high dome, sharp needle nose, flat tail, outer panels oscillated then disappeared. Objects flew in a tight formation of 2’s with 1 behind, and made a perfect, but unbanked, right turn about 1,500' ahead and 500' below with no wake turbulence, displaying decreasing smooth oscillations, then turned right again passing the aircraft at about 450 - 500 mph. Clark’s engine ran rough during the sighting, and on landing was found with all spark plugs burned out. Duration of event: about 10 minutes.
July 30, 1949. Mt. Hood, OR. 9 p.m. PDT. Mr. Thrush, Mr. Henry & Mr. Penhallegan, control tower operators, & instructor Brasford, saw an object with 1 white light and 2 red lights, maneuver and hover.
February 5, 1950. Teaticket, MA. 5:10 p.m. EST. Marvin Odom, Philip Foushee, & 2 others saw 2 thin, illuminated cylinders, one dropped a fireball, both maneuvered together then disappeared high and fast. Duration of event: about 5 minutes.
February 24, 1950. Albuquerque, NM. 1:55 p.m. MST. While tracking a weather balloon from atop TWA Building, at the Municipal Airport, Luther B. McDonald saw crossing the field of view in the theodolite a white, round object not quite as elongated as an egg, darkened on the top left side, flying straight and level from about 20° to 23° elevation at about 110° azimuth in the E apparently on a trajectory towards them on about a 240° to 270° heading, covering 2° in 1-½ minutes, probable roundoff in angles so that elevationmay have changed from about 20.5° to 22.5° and azimuth from about 109° to 111°. Object’s angular size about that of the upper part of the moon as seen through theodolite, probable 21x telescope sight of David White pibal theodolite. Lost sight when shifted to weather balloon, and back. Harrison S. Manson also observed object with the naked eye, for about 20 - 30 seconds, appearing to be brilliant white like metal reflecting sunlight the apparent size of a weather balloon about to disappear in the distance, impression of flight heading to ESE. Duration of event: about 1½ minutes.
February 25, 1950. Los Alamos, NM. 3:55 p.m. CDT. 12 inspectors saw a cylinder with tapered ends, silver and flashing, fly slow then fast, flutter and oscillate, change course. Duration of event: about 3 seconds to 2 minutes.
March 3, 1950. Selfridge AFB, Harrison Township, MI. 11:05 p.m. EST. Frank Mattson saw an intense, dull yellowish light descend vertically, then fly straight and level at high speed. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 20, 1950. 40 miles E of Little Rock, N of Stuttgart, AR. 9:26 p.m. CST. Jack Adams & G. W.Anderson, Jr., flying a DC-3 at 2,000' heading W from Memphis to Little Rock, saw a 100' flat cylinder-section circular disk, or body of object not visible, width/diameter ratio about 1:4.5, with 9 to 12 bright white lights or “portholes” along the lower side emitting a soft purple light, and a blinding blue-white center light at the top which flashed 3 times in 9 seconds, fly at 700-1,000 mph from the S headed N, passing to their right at about ½ mile distance about 1,000' higher altitude. Duration of event: about 40 seconds.
March 27, 1950. Motubu Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan. 10:30 a.m. JST. Bolfango tracked stationary target on radar at 18 miles range for 10 minutes at 13,000'. Object then moved on 220° heading for 16.9 miles in 2 minutes or about 500 mph to a point over a mountain apparently still at 13,000', where it was lost. Duration of event: about 12 minutes.
March 28, 1950. Santiago, Chile. 3:15 p.m. CLST. Prince Patterson, saw a white object through binoculars flying at extreme altitude and speed, crossing 30° of sky in the WNW about 300° azimuth at one point briefly lost in sun’s glare, at 296° azimuth 29° elevation, then reappearing, and crossing the sky to about 330° azimuth. Patterson left roof of U.S. Embassy to retrieve camera with telephoto lens but object was gone when he returned. Duration of event: about 5 - 10 seconds.
March 29, 1950. Marrowbone Lake, TN. 7 a.m. CST. Whiteside & Williams saw 6 - 12 dark objects shaped like 300#. bombs, estimated 5' long, flying 500 mph in descent, making a noise like wind blowing through the trees.
April 8, 1950. Kokomo, IN. 2:00 a.m. EST. Earl Baker saw a grey metallic disk, 50' in diameter, 15' thick, top-shaped with a conning tower at the top and three ports on the rim giving off a blue light. Hovered for 2 minutes about 200' away, slowly spinning and oscillating, then flew away to the N. Baker, aroused from sleep by his dog.
April 14, 1950. Ft. Monmouth, NJ. 2:30 p.m. EST. James saw 4 rectangular, amber objects, about 3' by 4', change speed and direction rapidly, rising and falling as a group. Duration of about 3 - 4 minutes.
May 7, 1950. 9 miles S of Ely, NV. 6:45 p.m. MDT. Mr. & Mrs. George Smith and their grandson saw a silvery white object hover at 100' altitude, move back and forth then fly up out of sight at high speed. Duration of event: about 10 minutes.
June 27, 1950. Texarkana, TX. 7:50 a.m. CDT. Employees Terrell & Yates saw a bright object shaped like two dishpans face to face, fly straight and level at high speed. Duration of event: about 4 - 5 seconds.
July 13, 1950. Huntsville, Alabama. 5 p.m. CDT. Two employees including Mr. Washburn, saw a polished aluminum object, shaped like a bowtie fly straight and level, then one triangle rotated ¼ turn in the opposite direction and returned to its original position. Object then made a right-angle turn and accelerated away. Duration of event: about 30 seconds.
August 4, 1950. Approximately 100 miles SE of New York City, NY. 10 a.m. EDT. Nils Lewring, Jacob Koelwyn, & Third Mate, of M/V Marcala saw a 10' cylindrical object at 50' - 100' altitude, flying with a churning or rotary motion, accelerating at end of sighting. Duration of event: about 15 seconds.
August 20, 1950. Nicosia, Cyprus. 1:30 p.m. EETZ. William G. Ghormley, William V. Brown, & Lloyd W. Brauer heard an aircraft overhead, a Turkish C-47 at 9,500' heading SE to Beirut, and looked for it but saw a small, round or elliptical, bright object directly overhead traveling W at terrific speed and high altitude moving somewhat erratically passing through the glare of the sun about 15° below zenith with no change in brightness, sun then at 58° elevation 231° azimuth to the SW, until disappearing about 30°-35° above the horizon, clear weather visibility 50+ miles. Brown called Brauer’s attention to object the last 2-3 seconds.
August 24, 1950. About 250 miles SW of Bermuda. 8:04 - 8:27 p.m. AST. USAF 373rd Recon Sq, Very Long Range B-29 from Kindley AFB, Bermuda, piloted by Frank J. Stockton was flying at 221 mph at 10,000' heading 27°, about NNE when William W. Shaffer turned on his APQ-13-A radar and tracked a distinct bright unidentified target appearing to travel at same speed and heading as B-29 but about 1,000' lower and at 10° left of dead ahead 12 o’clock position about 1½ miles away. Shaffer alerted pilot Stockton who alerted crew to look for visual, without success, possibly due to 50% cumulus cloud coverage, two officers verified Shaffer’s radar scope readings. Radar target maintained position for several minutes then started to fall behind gradually until overtaken by B-29 passing about ¼ mile to the left, then holding a trailing position behind the B-29 for about 5 minutes, then increased speed passing B-29 on the right at about ¼ mile, drawing slightly ahead of B-29 then gradually turning away to the right and accelerating rapidly. Pilot turned away 20° left to see if target would follow, but it didn’t, instead continuing its gradual right turn until it disappeared off scope at about 460 mph at 8:24 p.m. at 30°15’ N, 67°12’ W, about 30 miles to the SSW when B-29 was at about 30°37’ N, 66°54’ W. At about 8:27 p.m. B-29 crew member saw a bluish streak flash past the left wing from headon position about 1,000' below, appearing like a meteor but less bright than lightning. Duration of event: more than 20 minutes.
August 30, 1950. S of Sandy Point/Indian Head, Newfoundland, Canada. 1:30-1:50 p.m. ADT. John Kaeel, Fred Messervery & John Smith, located in a boat about 2 miles S of Indian Head saw a black or dark round object the size of a barrel resembling a “large balloon” located about 3 miles SW of Indian Head about 1 to 1½ miles offshore, about 2 miles to the W of the observers. The object was hovering just above the water and after a few minutes began to slowly ascend to about 15' - 20' above water, then descended again to just above water, in about a 40 to 60 second cycle each time which occurred 3 times. On the last cycle the object remained near the surface about 3 to 4 minutes when it ascended vertically until disappearance at 1:50 p.m. Helicopter search at 4:20 p.m. negative.
September 3, 1950. Spokane, WA. 2:00 p.m. PDT. R. J. Gardiner saw 3 metallic bronze disks, 20' - 30' long, 2' - 6' thick, moving independently and erratically; his wife and neighbor saw 1 object. Duration of event: about 20 minutes.
September 20, 1950. Kit Carson, CO. 10:49 a.m. MST. USAF B-25 crew with 3416th Training Sq saw brilliant white star-like object accelerate and decelerate, emitting sparks. Source saw 2 large, round, glowing objects and 3 smaller, internally lit objects; 2 hovered for 1 minute, moved, and 3 smaller objects came from behind or within the 2 larger objects, and all sped upward and away.
September 21, 1950. Provincetown, MA. 9:53-9:55 a.m. EST. Myron Herbert Ligda & Joseph V. Connelly & a 3rd witness, tracked on SCR-615B radar an unidentified object heading N, during MIT Weather Radar Research Group tracking of USAF flight of 2 Otis AFB F-84 jet fighters which were heading 333° straight and level course at about 400 mph positioned at range 45 miles 105° azimuth initially, at 9:50 a.m. Object detected at 9:53 a.m. on a nearly intersecting straight line course heading about 358°, at about 500 mph, F-84 pilots were warned by VHF-1 radio but could not see object due to poor visibility haze when ground radar showed object crossed about 3 miles, actually plotted about 1 to 1½ miles ahead and blips “nearly merged”, in front of jets at 9:54 a.m. Object speed about 1,500 mph as it made a sharp right turn and loop of about 270° about 15 g’s centripetal acceleration back to the W. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
October 15, 1950. Oak Ridge, TN. 3:20 p.m. EST. Rymer, J. Moneymaker, & Zarzecki saw 2 shiny silver objects shaped like bullet or bladder dive with a smoke trail, one vanished, the other hovered at 5' - 6' altitude, 50' away, left and returned several times somewhat further away.
October 15, 1950. Pope AFB, NC. 4:20 p.m. EST. Daniel, & Woodward saw 4 round shiny 100' objects descended slowly then took off in a line.
October 23, 1950. Bonlee, NC. 12:42 p.m. EST. Frank Risher saw an aluminum object shaped like a dirigible or Convair C-99 cargo plane, with 3 portholes, arrive from SE, hover 3 to 5 seconds and fly away to the SSE. Duration of event: about 40 seconds.
Novemberember 5, 1950. Oak Ridge, TN. 11:55 a.m. EST. Don Patrick saw a translucent object, light grey with dark core, shaped like a pear or bean, flying with rapid, darting movements. Duration of event: about 5 - 10 minutes.
December 2, 1950. Nanyuki, Kenya, Africa. 10:50 a.m. EAT. Mr. & Mrs. L. Scott saw a pearly, iridescent object with a flattened top, spin while hovering, making a sound like bees buzzing.
December 6, 1950. Ft. Myers, FL. 5:00 p.m. EST. Harry Lamp & 4 boys, using 10x binoculars saw a 75' object, 3' to 4' thick, bubble on top, silver with a red rim having two white and two orange jets along it and a center that revolved when the object hovered. Object flew away at very high speed.
December 11, 1950. 10 miles NW of Gulkana, AK. 10:13 p.m. AKST. Crew of Northwest Air Lines flight 802 saw 2 white flashes, followed by a dark cloud which rose and split in 2.
January 8, 1951. S of Ft. Worth, TX. 10:45 p.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Boggus, plus unidentified drivers & passengers in other cars stopped to watch 2 stationary groups of red and green lights in triangular formations which then moved. Duration of event: about 5 minutes.
January 12, 1951. Fort Benning, GA. 11:01 p.m. EST. A.C. Hale saw a light with a fanshaped wake remain motionless like a star then speed away. Duration of event: about 20 minutes.
Jan 16, 1951; Artesia, NM. Two members of a balloon project, the manger of the Artesia Airport, and three pilots were observing their 110' balloon at an altitude of 112,000' when a dull white, round object was spotted. It appeared larger than the balloon, but made no movement. Later, they saw two objects from the airport, flying side by side, they circled the balloon and flew away to the northeast. The second observation lasted about 40 seconds.
February 1, 1951. Johnson AFB, Japan. 5:10 p.m. JST. Pilot and radar operator of F-82 night fighter saw an amber light make 3 - 4 360° turns to the right, reverse towards the F-82 then climb out of sight.
February 21, 1951. Durban, South Africa. 4:55 a.m. SAST. Three men in a truck and several other persons, none named, saw a dark red, torpedo-shaped object with darker center, fly straight and level. Duration of event: about 1 minute.
February 26, 1951. Ladd AFB, AK. 7:10 a.m. AKST. J.B. Sells saw a dull grey, metallic object, about 120' long 10' to 12' thick, hover, puff smoke and speed away. Duration of event: about 1 minute to 1½ minutes.
March 10, 1951. Chinnampo, Korea. 9:51 a.m. KST. Crew of USAF B-29 bomber, including scanners and tail gunner, saw a large red-yellow glow burst and become blue-white.
March 13, 1951. McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA. 3:20 p.m. PST. B.J. Hastie & Mrs. Rafferty saw a cylinder with twin tails, 200' long and 90' wide, turn N at incredible speed. Duration of event: about 2 minutes.
March 15, 1951. New Delhi, India. 10:20 a.m. IST. 25 members of a flying club, saw a metallic cigar shaped object with white exhaust which turned black when it accelerated to about 1,000 mph and made a large loop. Duration of event: about 7 minutes.
June 1, 1951. Niagara Falls, NY. 4:20 a.m. EDT. H.E. Sweeney & 2 others saw a glowing yellow-orange, saucer shaped object with arc-shaped wings, fly straight up. Duration of event: about 30 - 40 seconds.
July 24, 1951. Portsmouth, NH. 7:10 p.m. EDT. Cobb & Fein saw a greyish 100' - 200' tubular object with many black spots, 5:1 length/width ratio, with fins at one end, fly 800-1,000 mph at 1,000' - 2,000' altitude, leaving a faint trail. Duration of event: about 20 seconds.
August 25, 1951. Albuquerque, NM. 9:58 p.m. MDT. Hugh Young & wife saw a flying wing shaped craft pass overhead at about 800'- 1,000' altitude and 300-400 mph with no sound. Size estimated at 1.5x wingspan of B-36 bomber, or 350', Dark, chordwise stripes on underside, and 6 - 8 pairs of soft, glowing lights on trailing edge of wing. Duration of event: about 30 seconds.
August 31, 1951. Matador, TX. 12:45 p.m. CDT. Mrs. Tom Tilson and 1 - 2 other women driving N on Hwy U.S. 70, all apparently of excellent reputations, saw to the W a pear-shaped object the length of a B-29 fuselage, 100', aluminum or silver yellow with a port or some type of aperture on the side, move with smaller end forward, drifting slowly at about 150' altitude, then shot up in a circular fashion and out of sight after a few seconds.
September 6, 1951. Claremont, CA. 7:20 p.m. PDT. W.T. Smith & L.L. Deuel saw 6 orange lights in an irregular formation, fly straight and level into a coastal fog bank. Duration of event: about 3 to 4 minutes.
September 13, 1951. Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. 9:30 p.m. NDT. W.B. Maupin & J.W. Green, saw 3 objects tracked on GCA radar, 2 on a collision course, then one evaded to the right upon the request, by radio, of one of the radar operators. No aircraft were known to be in the area. First target strong and steady radar return at 4,000' and 150 mph. About 3 minutes later 2nd target observed with weak intermittent return above 5,000' level of GCA radar, 3rd target similar and with similar speed appeared after first 2 disappeared. Duration of event: more than 15 minutes.
October 2, 1951. Columbus, OH. 6:00 p.m. EDT. Howard Cross saw a bright oval with a clipped tail fly straight and level, fading into the distance. Duration of event: 1 minute.
October 3, 1951. Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan. 10:27 p.m. JST. Radar operators M.W. Watson, Gonzales & another saw a large, sausage-shaped blip, arc shape due to radar display, tracked at about 4,800 mph.
October 9, 1951 5 miles E of Terre Haute, IN. 1:42 p.m. CST. Roy Messmore at Holman Municipal Airport saw a flash on the distant SE horizon then a growing pinpoint of a rapidly approaching object appearing as a silvery flattened tennis ball, when directly overhead disappearing to the NW after traveling from horizon to horizon in 15 seconds, no sound or trail. Sighting by Charles Warren at 5,000' flying W from Greencastle, IN., to Paris, IL., located E of Paris, about 15 miles NW of Terre Haute, at 1:45 p.m. CST of silvery flattened orange appearing stationary at first to the left rear for a few seconds, then Warren banked in a tight left turn to pursue the object when it suddenly picked up speed and headed off NE towards the S of Newport, IN. Duration of event: about 15 seconds.
October 11, 1951. Minneapolis, MN. 6:30 a.m. CDT. J.J. Kaliszewski, C.B. Moore, Dick Reilly in the air, & Doug Smith on the ground, saw a first object, brightly glowing with a dark underside and halo around it. Object arrived high and fast, then slowed and made slow climbing circles for about 2 minutes, and finally sped away to the E. Soon they saw another one, confirmed by ground observers using a theodolite, which sped across the sky. Duration of event: about 5 minutes.
Novemberember 18, 1951. Washington, D.C. 3:20 a.m. EST. Crew of Capital Airlines Flight 610 & air traffic controller Tom Selby saw an object with several lights, follow the DC-4 for about 20 minutes then turn back, with ground radar tracking. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
Novemberember 24, 1951. Mankato, MN. 3:53 p.m. CST. One of 2 USAF pilots flying P-51 fighters flying W at 25,000', 240 mph. IAS, William Fairbrother, saw a white 8' flying wing shaped object hovering then pass 100' over and 100' to the left of his fighter, he immediately turned 180° to follow but could not find object. Duration of event: about 6 seconds.
December 7, 1951. Oak Ridge, TN. 8:15 a.m. EST. J.H. Collins saw a 20' square object, white grey but not shiny fly above ridge to the clouds and back again twice, taking 30-40 seconds each time. Duration of event: about 60 - 80 seconds.
December 7, 1951. Sunbury, OH. 4:30 p.m. EST. Carl Loar saw a silvery sphere through telescope; 2 specks sighted at sides, object seemed to explode was then replaced by a dark cloud and many specks. Duration of event: about 30 minutes.
February 11, 1952. Pittsburgh, PA. 3 a.m. EST. G.P. Arns & R.J. Gedson, flying a Beech AT-11 trainer saw a yellow orange cometshaped object pulsing flame for 1-2 seconds in straight and level flight. Duration of event: about 1 minute.
February 23, 1952. Sinuiju, North Korea. 10:15 p.m. KST. B-29 crew saw a bluish cylinder, 3x long as wide, with a tail and rapid pulsations, come in high and fast, make several turns and level out under B-29 which was evading mild antiaircraft fire. Duration of event: about 45 seconds.
March 20, 1952. Centreville, MD. 10:42 p.m. EST. A.D. Hutchinson and son saw a dull orange yellow saucer-shaped light fly straight and level very fast. Duration of event: about 30 seconds.
March 23, 1952. 20 miles S of Yakima, WA. 6:56 p.m. PST. Pilot and radar operator of F-94 jet interceptor made 2 sightings of a stationary red fireball that increased in brightness then faded over 45 seconds. Target was also tracked by ground radar at 90 mph at 22,500' & 25,000' altitude. Duration of event: about 45 x2 seconds.
March 24, 1952. 60 miles W of Pt. Conception, CA. 8:45 a.m. PST. B-29 crew tracked unidentified target on airborne radar at about 3,000 mph. Duration of event: about 20 - 30 seconds.
March 29, 1952. 20 miles N of Misawa AFB, Japan. 11:20 a.m. JST. David C. Brigham, saw a small, very thin, shiny metallic disk fly alongside the AT-6, then make a pass at an F-84 jet fighter, flip on edge, flutter 20' from the F-84’s fuselage and flip in the slipstream. Duration of event: about 10 seconds.
April 4, 1952. Duncanville, TX. 8:30 p.m. CST. Billy D. Greer & John W. Harrington, tracked unidentified target by FPS-10 radar first to the NW at 310°-315° azimuth at about 80 miles moving at high speed of about 2,500 mph until it disappeared off scope at maximum range of 300 miles. Height-finder reading not taken, estimated at 42,000' due to radar beam coverage at max range. Duration of event: more than 5 minutes.
April 5, 1952. Phoenix, AZ. 10:40 a.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. L.G. Ryan, R.L. Stokes, & D. Schook saw a large, dull grey circular object, followed by 2 more, fly straight and level at high speed.
April 5, 1952. Miami, FL. 9:15 p.m. EST. L.E. VanDercar & 9 year old son saw 4 dark circular objects with mostly fuzzy edges, cross the face of the Moon illuminated or almost full, each ½ the angular size of Moon.
April 6, 1952. Temple, TX. 2:59 p.m. CST. H.L. Russell saw 50-75 grey-white disks change position within formation continually, tilting in unison every 12-15 seconds. Duration of event: more than 3.8 minutes.
April 12, 1952. North Bay CFS, Ontario, Canada. 9:30 p.m. EST. E.H. Rossell & R. McRae saw a round amber object fly fast, stop, reverse direction, climb away at 30° angle. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
April 14, 1952. La Crosse, WI. 12:35 p.m. CST. Unidentified pilot saw several light colored objects fly in V-formation.
April 14, 1952. Memphis, TN. 6:34 p.m. CST. Blacky & O’Neil flying on 18° heading at 2,000' over NAS Range Station saw to their left an inverted bowl glowing bright red, 3' long and 1' high, with vertical slots, approaching at high speed on 300° heading, straight and level at 2,000', passing 300' from their aircraft and below overcast at 4,200'. Duration of event: 45 to 60 seconds.
April 15, 1952. Santa Cruz, CA. 7:40 p.m. PST. Mr. Hayes, saw 2 faint objects flying fast along the horizon through 20x spotting telescope. Duration of event: 6 to 8 seconds.
April 17, 1952. Longmeadow, MA. 8:30 p.m. EST. S.B. Brooks & J.A. Eaton saw a round, deep orange object fly fast and erratic, occasionally emitting a shaft of light to the rear. Duration of event: 40 minutes.
April 17, 1952. Yuma Test Station, AZ. 3:05 p.m. MST. A group of students, including several engineers saw a flat-white, circular object flew with an irregular trajectory and a brief trail. Duration of event: 5 to 10 seconds.
April 18, 1952. Bethesda, MD. 11:30 a.m. EST. R. Poerstal & 3 other men, saw 7-9 circular, orange-yellow lights in a 40° V-formation fly overhead silently from S to N. Duration of event: 4 to 8 seconds
April 18, 1952. Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. 3:30 a.m. NDT. C. Hamilton, saw a yellow-gold object make a sharp turn, leaving a short, dark trail. Duration of event: 1 minute.
April 18, 1952. Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. 9:40 p.m. NDT. Chic Shave saw a round, yellow-gold object fly S then return. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
April 18, 1952. 50 miles NW of Kyushu, Japan. 12:07 p.m. JST. A radar operator tracked unidentified target at 2,100 mph. Duration of event: 1 minute.
April 22, 1952. Naha AFB, Okinawa, Japan. 9 p.m. JST. Crew of B-29 bomber, on ground saw an elliptical object, followed by 2 then another 2, each with a white light that blinked every 1 to 2 seconds as they performed erratic maneuvers. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
April 24, 1952. Bellevue Hill, VT. 5 a.m. EST. Crew of USAF C-124 transport plane saw 3 circular, bluish objects in loose fingertip formation, 2 flying parallel to the plane. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
April 24, 1952. Milton, MA. 2:30 p.m. EST. Mr. Buruish, Brun & Pare saw 2 flat, red squares fly wobbly in level flight, climb, then level out. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
April 24, 1952. Clovis , NM. 8:10 p.m. MST. E.L. Ellis saw many orange-amber lights, sometimes separate, sometimes fused, behave erratically, varying speed from motionless to very fast. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
April 27, 1952. Roseville, MI. 4:15 p.m. EST. H.A. Freytag & 3 relatives, saw a silver oval roll, descend and stop. 2 silver cigar-shaped objects appeared, one departing to the E, one to the W; 3rd silver cigar flew by at high speed. Duration of event: 45 minutes.
April 27, 1952. Birmingham, MI. 10:45-11:15 p.m. EST. Family of Mr. John Hoffman in a car saw a brilliant white round-flat object with 2 tiers of windows descend from the NE, hover with rocking motion at about 15° elevation, stop and start at 100 mph drifting to NW. Witnesses pursued in car, lights went off and on 4 times changed color to white orange, got 4 other witnesses, called police, Detroit Times newspaper & Selfridge AFB. Object disappeared over treetops to NW. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
April 27, 1952. Yuma, AZ. 8:30 p.m. MST. Off-duty control tower operator G.S. Porter & wife saw bright red or flame-colored disks, appearing as large as fighter planes; 7 sightings of one disk, one of 2 in formation. All seen below 11,000' overcast. Duration of event: 2 hours.
April 29, 1952. Marshall, TX. 3:30 p.m. CST. R.R. Weidman saw a round, white object fly straight, with a side-to-side oscillation. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
April 29, 1952. N of Goodland, KS. 10 p.m. CST. R.H. Bauer saw a white fan-shaped light pulsing 3 - 4 times per second. Duration of event: 2 seconds.
May 1, 1952. Moses Lake, WA. 5:32 a.m. PDT. Employees Eggan & Shipley saw a silver object without wings fly straight and level. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
May 1, 1952. George AFB & Apple Valley, CA. 10:50 a.m. PDT. 3 men on the arms range, plus Lt. Colonel 4 miles away in Apple Valley saw 5 flat white disks about the diameter of 95' or length of 32', fly fast about 1,000 mph at about 4,000' altitude, make a 90° turn in a formation of 3 in front and 2 behind, and darted around. Duration of event: 15 to 30 seconds.
May 5, 1952. Tenafly, NJ. 10:45 p.m. EDT. Mrs. M.M. Judson saw 6 - 7 translucent, cream-yellow objects, one moved in an ellipse, others moved in and out.
May 7, 1952. Keesler AFB, MS. 12:15 p.m. CDT. Morris & 3 other airmen, saw an aluminum or silver cylindrical object dart in and out of the clouds 10 times. Duration of event: 5 to 10 minutes.
May 9, 1952. George AFB, CA. 5:20 p.m. PDT. G.C. Grindeland. Saw one dull white, arrowhead-shaped object flew straight and level for 10 seconds.
May 10, 1952. New Ellenton, SC. 10:45 p.m. EDT. Four DuPont employees, saw up to 4 yellow, disk-shaped objects on 5 occasions between 10:45 and shortly after 11:15. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
May 14, 1952. Mayaquez, Puerto Rico. 7 p.m. AST. Mr. Stipes & Sr. Garcia-Mendez saw 2 shining orange spheres, one was stationary, while the other darted away and back for 30 minutes.
May 20, 1952. Houston, TX. 10:10 p.m. CDT. J. Spurgin & B. Stephan saw a bright or white oval object move from side-to-side while making a gradual turn. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
May 25, 1952. Walnut Lake, MI. 9:15 p.m. EDT. John Hoffman, family, friends & others, saw a large white circular object having dark sections on its rim, fly straight and level, appearing red when behind a cloud. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
May 28, 1952. Saigon, Vietnam. 10:30 a.m. ICST. Many in crowd watching a ceremony saw a white-silver disk-shaped object fly straight and fast. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
May 28, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 1:45-2:40 p.m. MDT. City employees Romero & Atterbury saw 2 circular objects, one shiny silver and the other orange or light brown, 3 times performing fast maneuvers. Duration of event: 55 minutes.
May 29, 1952. San Antonio, TX. 7 p.m. CDT. D.W. Feuerstein, on ground, saw a bright tubular object tilt from horizontal to vertical for 8 minutes, then slowly return to horizontal, again tilt vertically, accelerate, appear to lengthen and turn red. Duration of event: 14 minutes.
June 1, 1952. Rapid City, SD. 6 p.m. MDT. Beatty & two civilians, Saw at least 5 long silver objects flew in a neat box formation with a leader. Duration of event: 15 - 20 seconds.
June 1, 1952. Walla Walla, WA. 1 p.m. PDT. W.C. Vollendorf saw an oval object with a definite airfoi” perform a fast climb. Duration of event: 7 seconds.
June 1, 1952. Soap Lake, WA. 3 p.m. PDT. Ray Lottman saw 3 glimmering objects fly straight and level. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
June 2, 1952. Bayview, WA. 5:02 p.m. PDT. Larry McWade saw a purple object for unknown length of time.
June 2, 1952. Fulda, Germany. John Hendry, saw a porcelain white object fly very fast for an unknown length of time.
June 5, 1952. Lubbock, TX. 11 p.m. CDT. Dan Benson & Mr. Bacon saw a total of 8 yellow circular objects, like large stars, the first 2 in a trail formation, the others seen singly. Duration of event: 45 minutes.
June 5, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 6:45 p.m. MDT. T.H. Shorey saw a shiny round object fly 5-6x as fast as an F-86 jet fighter. Approximately 3,000 mph. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
June 5, 1952. Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE. 11 p.m. CDT. W.R. Soper, & 2 others saw a bright red stationary object for 4.5 minutes before speeding away with a short tail.
June 7, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 11:18 a.m. MDT. Crew of B-25 bomber at 11,500' saw a rectangular aluminum object, about 6' x 4', fly 250' - 300' below them.
June 8, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 10:50 a.m. MKDT. Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Markland saw 4 shiny objects fly straight and level in a diamond formation.
June 12, 1952. Ft. Smith, AR. 7:30 p.m. CDT. Two army personnel using binoculars saw an orange ball with a tail fly with a low angular velocity.
June 12, 1952. Marrakech, Morocco. 11:26 a.m. WEST. H.D. Adams, using an SCR-584 radar set, tracked an unidentified target at 750 mph at 60,000'+ altitude.
June 13, 1952. Middletown, PA. 8:45 p.m. EDT. R.S. Thomas, Olmstead AFB employee & former control tower operator, saw a round orange object travel S, stop for 1 second, turn E, stop 1 second, and drop down. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
June 15, 1952. Louisville, KY. 11:50 p.m. EDT. Edward Duke, saw a large, cigar-shaped object with a blunt front, lit sides and a red stern, maneuver in a leisurely fashion. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
June 16, 1952. Walker AFB, Roswell, NM. 8:30 p.m. MDT. Sparks saw 5 - 6 greyish disks, in a half-moon formation, fly at 500 - 600 mph. Duration of event: 1 minute.
June 17, 1952. McChord AFB, WA. Between 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. PDT. Many witneses saw 1 - 5 large silver-yellow objects flying erratically, stop and start. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
June 17, 1952. Cape Cod, MA. 1:28 a.m. EDT. USAF pilot of F-94 jet interceptor saw a light like a bright star cross the nose of the jet. No further information in the files. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
June 18, 1952. Columbus, WI. 9 a.m. CDT. R.A. Finger saw a crescent-shaped object hover then speed away. Duration of event: several seconds.
June 18, 1952. Walnut Lake, MI. 10 p.m. EDT. Marron Hoffman & 4 relatives, using 4x binoculars, saw an orange light zigzag then hover for an unspecified length of time.
June 19, 1952. Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. 2:37 a.m. NDT. A’Gostino & a radar operator saw a red light turn white while wobbling. Radar tracked a stationary target that suddenly enlarged then returned to previous size possibly a disk rotating to present wider reflective surface. Duration of event: 1 minute.
June 19, 1952. Yuma, AZ. 2 p.m. MST. John Lane saw a round, white object fly straight and level. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
June 20, 1952. Central Korea. 3:03 p.m. KST. Four USMC Capts. & pilots of F4U-4B Corsair fighters with 7302nd Sq saw a 10' - 20' white or silver oval object make a left-hand orbit at terrific speed. Duration of event: 60 seconds.
June 21, 1952. Kelly AFB, TX. 12:30 p.m. CDT. Howard Davis, flight engineer of B-29 bomber at 8,000' altitude, saw a flat object with a sharply pointed front and rounded rear, white with a dark blue center and red rim, trailing sparks as it dove past the B-29 at a distance of 500' ft, in 1 second.
June 22, 1952. Pyungthek, South Korea. 10:45 p.m. KST. Two U.S. Marines saw a 4' diameter orange object dive at a runway from the N dropping from 800' to 100' altitude over W end of runway, shooting 2' - 5' ft red flames, then head W at about 300 - 450 mph for 2 - 3 seconds, hover briefly over a hill, turn 180° in 45-60 seconds, flash, head E ½ mile, flash again and blink out. No sound. Duration of event: 60+ seconds.
June 23, 1952. Spokane, WA. 4:05 p.m. PDT. Rex Thompson saw a round disk with a metallic shine flash, and flutter like a flipped coin. Duration of event: 5 - 7 minutes.
June 23, 1952. McChord AFB, WA. 9 p.m. PDT. K. Thompson saw a very large light fly straight and level. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
June 23, 1952. Kirksville AFS, MO. 7:30 or 7:35 CDT. p.m. A.N. Robinson, Jr., Ray H. Foote, & 5 other controllers, officers & maintenance technicians, tracked one unidentified target with a clear sharp return about the size of a B-29, suddenly appear 80 - 85 miles NNW of radar site moving at a constant speed of about 3,600 mph on a straight path of about 120 - 125 miles headed 357° or almost due N to disappearance off scope. Duration of event: 90 - 120 seconds.
June 23, 1952. Oak Ridge, TN. 3:30 a.m. EDT. Martha Milligan saw a bullet-shaped object with burnt orange exhaust fly straight and level. Duration of event: 30 - 60 seconds.
June 23, 1952. Location unknown, but information came via Japan Hq “CV 4359.” 6:08 a.m. JST. Pilot Wermack of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Group saw a black coin-shaped object, 15' to 20'in diameter, at 6,000' approach to within 1,500', then make an irregular descent.
June 23, 1952. Near Owensboro, KY. 10 a.m. CDT. O.L. Depp saw 2 objects looking like giant soap bubbles reflecting yellow and lavender colors, fly in trail. Duration of 5 seconds.
June 25, 1952. Chicago, IL. 8:30 p.m. CDT. Mrs. Norbury & Mr. Matheis saw a bright yellow-white, egg-shaped object, sometimes with a red tail, make 7 circles. Duration of event: 1 to 1.5 hours.
June 26, 1952. Terre Haute, IN. 2:45 a.m. CDT. C.W. Povelites saw an undescribed object fly at 600 mph then stop.
June 26, 1952. Pottstown, PN. 11:50 p.m. CDT. Mr. Wells made 3 sightings of flashing lights:
1st sighting: 2 lights separated by 2 miles, with the leader flashing steadily and the other irregularly.
2nd sighting: 2 similarly flashing lights, but with 1 mile separation.
3rd sighting: Finally a single light. Speed estimated at 150-250 mph. Duration of event: all three was 30 minutes.
June 27, 1952. Topeka, KS. 6:50 p.m. CDT. K.P. Kelly & his wife saw a pulsating red object change shape from circular to a vertical oval as it pulsed, first stationary then moving. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
June 28, 1952. Lake Koshkonong, WI. 6 p.m. CDT. G. Metcalfe saw a silver-white sphere become an ellipse as it turned and climbed away very fast. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
June 28, 1952. Nagoya, Japan. 4:10 p.m. JST. T.W. Barger, saw a dark blue elliptical-shaped object with a pulsing border fly straight and level at 700-800 mph.
June 29, 1952. O’Hare Airport, Chicago, IL. 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. CDT. Lopez, Weber, & Korkowski, saw a bright silver, smooth surfaced, flat oval 30' object at about 500' - 1,000' height about 2 - 3 miles away reflecting sunlight surrounded by a blue circle of haze for the first 20-25 minutes, hovering, appeared between radio towers for stations WGN and WBBM 7 miles away to the WSW at about 2° elevation and to the left and S of the setting sun, then move very fast to the right and left, and up and down relative to the radio towers, moving almost instantaneously and much faster than any jet fighter. Object rocked on its longitudinal axis, appeared oval when oriented vertically, thin and difficult to see when horizontal. Object receded at high speed then disappeared like shutting off a light. No trail, no noise. Independently witnessed by Chicago firemen several miles away. Duration of event: 45 minutes.
July 3, 1952. Selfridge AFB, Harrison Township, MI. 4:15 a.m. EDT. Witnesses not identified saw 2 big lights, about 20' diameter, fly straight and level at tremendous speed.
July 3, 1952. Chicago, IL. 11:50 p.m. CDT. Mrs. J.D. Arbuckle saw 2 bright pastel green disks fly straight and level very fast. Duration of event: 6 seconds.
July 5, 1952. SSE of Norman, OK. 7:58 p.m. CDT. Oklahoma State Patrolman Hamilton in State Patrol airplane saw 3 dark disks hover then fly away, silhouetted against a dark cloud. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
July 6-12, 1952. Elizabeth, NJ. 11:00 p.m. CDT. Charles Muhr took 4 photos of some indistinct light admittedly not seen visually.
July 9, 1952. Colorado Springs, CO. 12:45 p.m. MDT. C.K. Griffin saw an object shaped like an airfoil less its trailing edge, luminous white, move slowly and erratically. Duration of 12 minutes.
July 9, 1952. Kutztown, PA. 6:30 p.m. EDT. John Mittl saw an aluminum, oval-shaped object change direction and attitude, finally tipping on end then departing. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
July 9, 1952. Rapid City AFB, SD. 3:35 p.m. MDT. D.P. Foster & three other persons. Saw 3 times, a single white, disk-shaped object sped by, straight and level, in 5 seconds.
July 12, 1952. Annapolis, ME. 3:30 p.m. EDT. William Washburn, Saw four large, elliptical-shaped objects were seen to fly very fast, stop, turn 90° and fly away in 7-8 seconds.
July 12, 1952. Kirksville, MO. 9 p.m. CDT. Many radar controllers, saw several big blips tracked on radar at 1,700 mph ). There was no visual sighting.
July 14, 1952. Norfolk, VA. 8:12 p.m. EDT. William Nash & William Fortenberry, in a DC-4 airliner at 8,000' heading 200° magnetic, sighted a total of 8 large, round, glowing red coin shaped objects, 100' diameter, 15' thick, maneuvering in two groups of 3 then joined slightly after by another 2. Objects approached head on at high speed estimated at about 27,000 mph at about 2,000' altitude, about 2° depression angle, silhouetted against the ground, to a position almost directly below their airliner, in a stack formation then suddenly making a 150° hairpin turn like balls bouncing off a wall, joined by 2 more identical but much brighter red objects which came from behind on the right under the aircraft at about the same 2,000' altitude as the first 6 objects, joining formation by falling in behind, all silhouetted against the black background of bay water, with one moment when all 8 objects blacked out, then reappeared. At about 10 miles S of Newport News. Objects ascended as a group in fixed formation in an arc to the right towards Newport News, to about 10,000' altitude, about 0.4* above level or about 2° above horizon line, out to disappearance by blinking out randomly, after covering a total distance of roughly 90 miles from start to finish (35 miles on approach, 55 miles to departure). Possibly 7 ground observers. Duration of event: 12 seconds.
July 15, 1952. West Palm Beach, FL. 10:10 p.m. EDT. J. Antoneff & 2 others saw a diskus-shaped object, greyish, except when hovering, when it appeared muddy. Hovered over Palm Beach International Airport, then followed an SA-16 twin-engined amphibious aircraft and flew away. Duration of event: 40 - 60 seconds.
July 16, 1952. Beverly, MA. 9:35 a.m. EDT. Shell R. Alpert saw several bright lights through a screened window, (no glass), from his position inside the air station photo lab while cleaning a camera, watched them for 5 to 6 seconds, called out to Thomas E. Flaherty from sick bay to see. Objects dimmed then brightened suddenly, Alpert grabbed a camera and filmed 4 roughly elliptical irregular blobs of light in formation through the screen, on Super XX cut film 4" x 5" format, lens set at infinity, aperture f/4.7, 1/30 sec exposure.
July 17, 1952. White Plains, New York. 3:10 p.m. EDT. Mrs. Florence Daley saw 2 round objects, bluish white with brighter rims, fly in formation, making a sound like bombers, only softer (witness later said she heard many feminine voices coming from the objects).
July 17, 1952. Lockbourne, OH. 9:10 p.m. EDT. Mahone & Jennings saw an amber-colored, elliptical-shaped object with a small flame at the rear, periodically increasing in brightness, move very fast giving off a resonant beat sound. Duration of event: 1 - 1½ minutes.
July 18, 1952. Miami, FL. 11 a.m. EDT. E.R. Raymer & daughter saw an opaque, silvery bubble fly very fast at a right angle to the wind direction. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
July 18, 1952. Patrick AFB, FL. 9:45 p.m. EDT. 7 men saw a series of hovering and maneuvering red-orange lights moving in a variety of directions. Duration of event: about one hour.
July 19, 1952. Williston, ND. 2:55 a.m. CDT. Civilian pilot saw an elliptical-shaped object with a light fringe, descend fast, make a 360° then a 180° turn. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
July 19, 1952. Elkins Park, PA. 11:35 p.m. EDT. C.J. Powley & wife saw 2 star-like lights maneuver, hover and speed. Duration of event: 5 - 7 minutes.
July 20, 1952. Lavalette, NJ; yacht on Delaware River near Philadelphia, & Elk Park, PA. 12:20-12:25 a.m. EDT. Three independent groups of witnesses, saw 2 large orange-yellow lights with some dull red color fly in trail, turn and circle observers. First seen to the S at about 40° elevation, then E, N, W, and S again but at elevation 80°. Stellar magnitude about -3 to -5. Pilot in Elk Park estimated 10°/min angular velocity accelerating up to 2°/sec. No sound. Duration of event: 5 - 6 minutes.
July 21, 1952. Wiesbaden, Germany. 6:30 p.m. CEST. E.E. Dougher & J.J. Stong, separated by miles saw 4 bright yellowish lights, seen by Dougher to separate, with 2 climbing and 2 flying away level in the opposite direction. Stong saw 2 reddish lights fly in opposite directions. Duration of event: 10 - 15 minutes.
July 21, 1952. Randolph AFB, Converse, TX. 4:30 p.m. CDT. Mrs. J.B. Neal saw an elongated, fuselage shaped object fly straight and level, make a right angle turn, fly out of sight at more than 300 mph. Duration of event: 3 - 5 seconds.
July 21, 1952. Rockville, IN. 8:10 p.m. EDT. Three men saw an aluminum, delta-shaped object with vertical fin, fly straight and level, then hover. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
July 21, 1952. San Marcos AFB, TX. 10:40 p.m. CDT. 6 men saw a blue circle with a blue trail hover then accelerate to near-sonic speed 700+ mph. Duration of event: 60 seconds.
July 22, 1952. Holyoke, MA. After midnight. EDT. Mrs. A. Burgess saw a round, yellow, flashing light fly downward.
July 22, 1952. Los Alamos, NM. 10:50 a.m. CDT. Don Weins & 2 pilots, saw 8 large, round, bright aluminum objects fly straight and level, then dart around erratically. Duration of event: 25 minutes.
July 22, 1952. Uvalde, TX. 2:46 p.m. CDT. Don Epperly, saw a large, round, silver object fly at 1,000+ mph while gyrating. Duration of 45 seconds.
July 22, 1952. Near Braintree, MA. (between Boston & Provincetown MA). 10:20 & 10:47 p.m. EDT. Two men saw a large round spinning object throwing off a blue light. At 10:47 p.m., same or different F-94B jet fighter chased blue green or green object circling at high speed, with airborne radar tracking and lock-on. Another F-94 intercepted 2 objects with flickering white light and swishing circling blue light which passed the jet, with airborne radar tracking and ground visual observation.
July 22-23, 1952. Trenton, NJ. 10:50 p.m. - 12:45, 1:28-3:47 a.m. EDT. Crews of several USAF F-94 jet interceptors from Dover AFB, DE., made 13 visual sightings and one radar tracking of blue white lights. White, green and blue lights were seen by ground observers and F-94 pilots moving in arcs and blinking out suddenly. F-94 crew got radar lock-on at 30,000' away from object the size of an F-94, at 9,000' away the object made a sharp right turn, suddenly dropped in height and disappeared. Other sightings in the Dover Trenton area. Duration of event: 2 hours each sighting.
July 23, 1952. Pottstown, PA. 8:40 a.m. EDT. Six men saw a large silver object, shaped like a long pear with 2-3 squares beneath it, fly at 170-210 mph, while a smaller object, delta shaped or swept back, flew around it at 1,150-1,700 mph. Duration of event: 1 - 4 minutes.
July 23, 1952. Altoona, PA. 12:50 p.m. EDT. Four men in jet interceptors at 35,000' - 46,000' altitude, saw 3 cylindrical objects in a vertical stack formation fly at an altitude of 50,000' - 80,000'. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
July 23, 1952. South Bend, IN. 11:35 p.m. EDT. H.W. Kloth saw 2 bright blue-white objects flying together, then the rear one veered off. Duration of event: 9 minutes.
July 24, 1952. Carson Sink, NV. 3:40 p.m. MDT. John L. McGinn, & John R. Barton flying E in a B-25 bomber at 11,000' and 185 knots airspeed saw 3 silver white, delta-shaped or arrowhead shaped objects at their 1 o’clock position slightly larger than the size of F-86, 40', each with a ridge along the top, in V-formation, cross in front of and above the B-25 from right to left, S to N, at about 1,200' to 2,400' away at more than 1,800 mph. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds. Carson Sink Story
July 26-27, 1952. Andrews AFB & Washington National Airport, WA. D.C., 8 p.m. EDT. until after 12 midnight EDT. Radar operators at several airports, airline and F-94 fighter pilots, sighted and tracked many unidentified blips and/or lights all over Washington area, at varying speeds. Duration of event: 3 hours 10 minutes. Washington D.C. UFO Incident
July 26, 1952. Kansas City, MO. 12:15 a.m. CDT. H.A. Stone, & men in control towers at Fairfax Field & Municipal Airport, saw a greenish light with red orange flashes descend in the NW from 40° to 10° elevation. Duration of event: 1 hour.
July 26, 1952. Kirtland AFB, NM. 12:05 a.m. MDT. J.M. Donaldson saw 8-10 orange balls in triangular or V-formation flying fast. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds.
July 27, 1952. Selfridge AFB, MI. 10:05 a.m. EDT. Three B-29 bomber crewmen on ground saw many round, white objects fly straight and level, very fast. Two at 10:05, one each at 10:10, 10:15, 10:20. Duration of event: 3 seconds per each occurance.
July 27, 1952. Wichita Falls, TX. 8:30 p.m. CDT. Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Ellis saw 2 disk-shaped objects, illuminated by a phosphorus light, fly at an estimated 1,000 mph. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
July 28, 1952. McChord AFB, WA. 2:15 a.m. PDT. Walstead & Calkins saw a dull, glowing, blue-green ball, size of a dime at arms’ length, fly very fast, straight and level.
July 28, 1952. McGuire AFB, NJ. 6 a.m. CDT. W.F. Dees, and others in the base control tower. Radar tracked a large cluster of very distinct blips. Visual observation was of oblong objects having neither wings nor tail, which made a very fast turn, at one time in echelon formation. Duration of event: 55 minutes.
July 28, 1952. Heidelberg, Germany. 10:20 p.m. CEST. B.C. Grassmoen & A.P. Turner saw a saucer shaped object having appearance of light metal giving off shafts of white light, fly slow, make 90° turn and climb away fast. Duration of event: 4 - 5 minutes.
July 29, 1952. Osceola, WI. 1:30 a.m. CDT. Radar operators on ground and pilot of F-5l Mustang in flight. Saw several clusters of up to 10 small radar targets and one large target. Small targets moved from SW to E at 60-70 mph, following each other. Large target moved at 700 mph. Pilot confirmed one target. Duration of event: 1 hour.
July 29, 1952. Langley AFB, VA. 2:30 p.m. EDT. D.G. Moore, saw an undescribed object fly at about 2,600 mph, below 5,000' altitude, toward the air base. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
July 29, 1952. Langley AFB, VA. 2:50 p.m. EDT. Mr. Moore, Mr. Gilfillan & W. Yhope tracked a radar target moving away, stopping for 2 minutes, again moving extremely fast.
July 29, 1952. Wichita, KS. 12:35 p.m. CDT. Douglas & Hess at Municipal Airport saw a bright white circular object with a flat bottom fly very fast then hover 10 - 15 seconds over the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant.
July 29, 1952. Merced, CA. 3:44 or 4:35 p.m. PDT. Herbert Mitchell & another saw a dark, diskus-shaped object, trailed by a silvery light 2 lengths behind, tipped on its side, dive, hesitate then circle very fast. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
July 29, 1952. Ennis, MT. 12:30 p.m. MDT. Personnel, alerted that UFO’s were coming from the direction of Seattle, saw 2 to 5 flat disk-shaped objects, one hovered 3 - 4 minutes, while the others circled it. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
July 30, 1952. San Antonio, TX. 10 a.m. CDT. E.E. Nye & another saw a round, white object fly slow then speed away. Duration of event: 20 - 30 minutes.
July 30, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 11:02 p.m.CDT. George Funk saw a stationary orange light. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
August 1, 1952. Lancaster, CA. 1:14 a.m. PDT. Sheriff’s deputies & others, saw 2 brilliant red lights hovering and maneuvering. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
August 2, 1952. Lake Charles, LA. 3 a.m. CDT. W.A. Theil & Edwards saw a red ball with blue flame tail fly straight and level. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds.
August 4, 1952. Phoenix, AZ. 2:20 a.m. MST. W.F. Vain, saw a yellow ball which lengthened and narrowed to plate shape, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
August 4, 1952. Mt. Vernon, NY. 11:37 a.m. EDT. A woman & 2 children saw an object, shaped like a lifesaver or donut, emitting black smoke from its top and making a 15° reciprocating arc in 1½ minutes. Duration of event: 2 hours.
Aug 5-6. 1952. Haneda AFB, Japan 11:30 p.m. JST. W.R. Holder, A.M. Jones, & control tower operators, tracked a target for 1½ minutes. Control tower operators watched 50 - 60 minutes while a dark shape with a light flew as fast as 380 mph, hover, fly curves and perform a variety of maneuvers, at one point splitting into 3 targets. Duration of event: 50 - 60 minutes.
August 7, 1952. San Antonio, TX. 9:08 a.m. CDT. Mrs. Susan Pfuhl saw 4 glowing white disks, one made a 180° turn, one flew straight and level, one veered off, and one circled. Duration of event 70 minutes.
August 9, 1952. Lake Charles AFB, LA. 10:50 a.m. CDT. J.P. Raley while walking to work saw a disk-shaped object fly S at 5,000' at high speed, turn W then, hover for 2 seconds. Duration of event: 5 - 6 minutes.
August 13, 1952. Tokyo, Japan. 9:45 p.m. JST. D. McGough saw an orange light fly a left orbit at 8,000' & 230 mph, spiral down to no more than 1,500', remain stationary for 2 - 3 minutes and went out. Attempted interception unsuccessful. Duration of event: 2 - 3 minutes.
August 18, 1952. Fairfield, CA. 12:50 a.m. PDT. Three policemen saw an object change color from red-green-orange-blue, shaped like a diamond, and change directions, traveling in a straight line sideways & gaining altitude. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
August 19, 1952. Red Bluff, CA. 2:38 p.m. PDT. Albert Lathrop saw 2 objects, shaped like fat bullets, fly straight and level, very fast. Duration of event: 25 seconds.
August 20, 1952. Neffsville, PA. 3:10 a.m. EDT. Bill Ford & 2 others saw an undescribed object flying at 500' altitude. Duration of event: several minutes.
August 21, 1952. Dallas, TX. 11:54 p.m. CDT. Jack Rossen, saw 3 blue-white lights hover then descend, 1½ minutes later one of them descended further. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
August 23, 1952. Akron, OH. 4:10 a.m. EDT. H.K. Funseth, & 3 others, saw a pulsing amber light fly straight and level. Duration of event: 7 minutes.
August 24, 1952. Between Hermanas, NM, & El Paso, TX. 10:15 a.m. CDT. G.W. Johnson saw two 6' silver balls in abreast formation, one turned grey rapidly, the other slowly. One changed to long grey shape during a turn. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
August 24, 1952. Tucson, AZ. 5:40 p.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. George White saw a large round, metallic, white light with a vague lower surface, fly slowly, then fast with a dancing, wavering motion. Duration of event: 1 minute.
August 24, 1952. Levelland, TX. 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CDT. Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Sharp saw an object, shaped like a spinning top, changing color from red to yellow to blue, with a fiery tail, hover for 20 minutes with whistling sound, then fly away on a NNW course in 3 minutes. Same or similar object returned 1 hour later repeating maneuvers. Duration of event: 23 minutes.
August 25, 1952. Pittsburg, KS. 5:35 a.m. CDT. William Squyres saw 70' to 75' inverted platter-shaped dull aluminum color object to right side of road about 40° elevation and 750' away with a man inside visible in a window. He stopped the car and got out to look from 300' away, object had “rocking motion” and deep throbbing sound, series of 6" - 7" propellers, then after 30 seconds rose vertically at high speed from 10' height and disappeared in a gap of broken clouds but not behind clouds. Later found 60' circle of grass matted down in the field. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
August 25, 1952. Holloman AFB, NM. 3:40 p.m. MDT. Fred Lee & L.A. Aquilar, saw a round silver object fly S, turn and fly N, make a 360° turn, fly away vertically. Duration of event: 3 - 5 minutes.
August 26, 1952. Lathrop Wells, NV. 12:10 a.m. MDT. D.A. Woods saw a large spherical very bright object with a V-shaped contrail, a dark cone in the center, approach at 1,000 mph, hover briefly, make an instant 90° - 180° turn, then a gentle climb and final sudden acceleration leaving blue-white contrail which evaporated immediately. No sound.
August 28, 1952. Chickasaw & Brookley AFB, Mobile, AL. 9:30-10:20 p.m. CST. Three civilians in Chickasaw reported to duty officer at Brookley AFB seeing multiple red stationary and maneuvering objects to the S and one moving from S to W, all over the direction of Brookley. AFOSI agent arrived in Chickasaw at 9:50 to investigate and saw the same 4 objects to the S and SW estimated 8 to 12 miles distance, one fiery red object stationary for 15 minutes then drifted 15°-20° to the right then stationary again. Radar operator visually spotted red green object over Chickasaw to the N. USAF duty officer & control tower operators saw one object to the SW at 240° azimuth to the right and lower than the moon, and another object to the W at 280° azimuth at 10°-20° elevation the latter was confirmed by GCA’s MPN-1 radar as a stationary target at 280° azimuth 4 miles range 4,000' altitude. AFOSI officer, and others saw one object explode, one do a figure-8 maneuver, etc., 4 to 6 objects larger than a star or planet varying from fiery red, red blue, red-green and sparkling diamond appearance, an employee saw a flat oval shape. Duration of event: 50 minutes.
August 29, 1952. Colorado Springs, CO. 8:35 p.m. MDT. C.A. Magruder saw 3 objects, 50' in diameter, 10' high, aluminum with red yellow exhaust, fly in trail about 1,500 mph. Duration of event: 4 - 5 seconds.
August 29, 1952. W of Thule, Greenland. 10:50 a.m. WGT. Two pilots flying a patrol plane saw 3 white disk shaped or spherical objects hover, then fly very fast in a triangular formation. Duration of event: 2 - 3 minutes.
September 1, 1952. Atlanta, GA. 9:43 p.m. EDT. Mrs. William Davis & 9 others saw a light, similar to the evening star, move up and down for a long period of time.
September 1, 1952. Marietta, GA. 10:30 p.m. EDT. Mr. Bowman, and 24 others saw a red, white, and blue green object which spun and shot off sparks. One of the group, using binoculars saw 2 large objects shaped like spinning tops with red, blue & green colors, fly side by side, leaving a sparkling trail for 30 minutes.
September 1, 1952. Marietta, GA. 10:50 p.m. EDT. Individual saw 2 large white disk shaped objects with green vapor trails fly in trail formation, merge, fly away very fast.
September 1, 1952. Yaak, MT. 4:45 a.m. MDT. Visual sighting by 2 enlisted men, radar tracking by 3 men using FPS-3 radar set. 2 small, varicolored lights became black silhouettes at dawn, flew erratically. Duration of event: 1 hour.
September 2, 1952. Chicago, lL. 3 a.m. CDT. Radar controller Turason, at Midway Airport tracked 40 targets flying in miscellaneous directions, up to 175 mph, 2 targets seemed to fly in formation with DC-6 airliner. Duration of event: 8 hours.
September 3, 1952. Tucson, AZ. 9 a.m. MST. McCraven & Thomas saw a shiny, dark ellipse make three broad, curving sweeps. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
September 6, 1952. Lake Charles AFB, LA. 1:30 a.m. CDT. J.E. Wilson & 2 others saw a bright star like light move about the sky. Duration of event: 2 hours.
September 6, 1952. Tucson, AZ. 4:55 p.m. MST. Mrs. Isabella King & Bill McClain saw an orange teardrop shaped object whirl on its vertical axis, descend very fast, stop, retrace its path upwards, while whirling in the opposite direction. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
September 7, 1952. San Antonio, TX. 10:30 p.m. CDT. J.W. Gibson & others saw an orange object or light, color temperature 2,000° F., explode into view. Duration of event: 3 to 20 seconds.
September 9, 1952. Rabat, French Morocco. 9 p.m. WEST. E.J. Colisimo saw a disk with lights along part of its circumference, fly twice as fast as a T-33 jet trainer, in a slightly curved path. Duration of event: 5 seconds.
September 12, 1952. Allen, ME. 9:30 p.m. EDT. Mr. & Mrs. David Kolb using binoculars saw a white light with red trim and streamers fly NE. Duration of event: 35 minutes.
September 13, 1952. Near Allentown, PA. 7:40 p.m. EDT. W.A. Hobler, flying a Beech Bonanza at 10,000' from Allentown to the Caldwell-Bright Omni station, saw a 3' object, shaped like a fat football, flaming orange red color, at his 11 o’clock high position about 450' - 600' away descend at a 30° angle on a collision course, Hobler made a sharp climb to avoid it, object then pulled up in a 65° climb in front of Hobler’s airplane, Hobler made a rapid 180° right turn but lost the object traveling at about 700 mph. Duration of event: Less than 15 seconds.
September 14, 1952. Santa Barbara, CA. 8:40 p.m. PDT. Mr. Tarbutton saw a blue white light travel straight and level, then fly up. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
September 14, 1952. North Atlantic between Ireland & Iceland. Military personnel from several countries aboard ships in the NATO Operation MAINBRACE exercise. Sightings include a blue green triangle flying 1,500 mph and 3 objects in triangular formation giving off white light exhaust at 1,500 mph.
September 14, 1952. White Lake, SD. 7 p.m. CDT. L.W. Barnes, using binoculars saw a red, cigar shaped object, with three puffs behind it, fly W, then S, then was gone. Duration of event: 30 - 40 minutes.
September 14-15, 1952. Ciudad Jaurez, Mexico. 11:30 p.m. - 1:20 a.m. MDT. R.J. Portis & 3 others saw 6 groups of 12-15 luminous spheres or disks, which flew in formations varying from arcs to inverted-Y’s, very fast. Duration of event: 1 hour, 50 minutes.
September 14, 1952. Olmstead AFB, PA. A pilot saw a blue light fly very fast on a collision course with his airliner.
September 16, 1952. Portland, ME. 6:22 p.m. CDT. Crew of patrol plane saw a group of 5 lights in circular formation at the same time a long, thin blip was tracked on radar. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
September 16, 1952. Warner-Robbins AFB, GA. 7:30 p.m. EDT. A group of 5 saw white lights fly abreast at 100 mph. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
September 17, 1952. Tucson, AZ. 11:40 a.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hollingsworth saw 2 groups of 3 large, flat, shiny objects fly in tight formations, the first group slow, the second faster. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
September 23, 1952. Gander Lake, Newfoundland, Canada. 8 persons saw bright white light, which reflected on the lake, fly straight and level at 100 mph. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
September 24, 1952. Charleston, WV. 3:30 p.m. EDT. Bomber crew saw a lot of bright, metallic particles or flashes, up to 3' in length, stream past the B-29. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
September 26, 1952. 400 miles NNW of Azores Islands, at 11:16 p.m. WEST. Four crew members aboard a transport plane saw 2 distinct green lights to the right and slightly above the plane, at one time seemed to turn toward it, the lights alternated leading each other. Duration of event: Over an hour.
September 27, 1952. Inyokern, CA. 10 p.m. PDT. Two couples, using a 5x telescope saw a large, round object, which went through the color spectrum every 2 secondss, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
September 29, 1952. Rochester, England. 3:55 p.m. BST. Unknown, but report came via the Rochester Police Department, of 2 flat objects hovering then speeding away. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
September 29, 1952. Aurora, CO. 3:15 p.m. MDT. B.R. Hughes saw 5 - 6 circular objects, bright white but not shiny, circle in trail formation. Duration of event: 5 - 6 minutes.
September 29, 1952. Southern Pines, NC. 8:15 p.m. EDT. C.H. Stevens & 2 others saw a green ellipse. with a long tail, orbiting. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
October 1, 1952. Shaw AFB, SC. 6:57 p.m. EDT. T.J. Pointek, saw a bright white light fly straight, then vertical, then hover, then make abrupt turn during attempted intercept. Duration of event: 23 minutes.
October 1, 1952. Pascagoula, MS. 7:40 p.m. CDT. Mr. & Mrs. C.C. McLean & another heard a loud blast and saw a round, milky-white object, shaped like a powder puff, hover for 5-10 minutes then fly away very fast in an arc. Duration of event: 22 minutes.
October 7, 1952. Alamogordo, NM. 8:30 p.m. MDT. Bagnell saw a pale blue oval, with its long axis vertical, fly straight and level covering 30° of sky. Duration of event: 4 - 5 seconds.
October 10, 1952. Otis AFB, MA. 6:30 p.m. EDT. Three men saw a blinking white light move like a pendulum then shoot straight up. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
October 17, 1952. Taos, NM. 9:15 p.m. MDT. Four officers saw a round, bright blue light move from N to NE at an elevation of 45° then burn out. Duration of event: 2 - 3 seconds.
October 17, 1952. Killeen, TX. 10:15 p.m. CDT. Greenwalt & Kluck saw 10 lights, or a rectangle of lights, move more or less straight and level. Duration of event: 5 seconds.
October 17, 1952. Tierra Amarilla AFS, NM. 11:00 p.m. MDT. 1 person saw a white streamer move at an estimated 3,000 mph in an arc. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
October 19, 1952. San Antonio, TX. 1:30 p.m. CDT. Mr. Woolsey saw 3 circular aluminum objects, one olive drab colored on the side, fly in a rough V formation. One object flipped slowly, another stopped. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
October 19, 1952. 500 miles S of HI. 6:58 p.m. HDT. Crew transport plane saw a 100' diameter round yellow light, with a red glowing edge, fly at 350-450 mph. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
October 21, 1952. Knoxville, TN. Person at airport weather station saw 6 white lights fly in a loose formation, make a shallow dive at a weather balloon. Duration of event: 1 to 2 minutes.
October 24, 1952. Elberton, AL. 8:26 p.m. CDT. Rau & Marcinko, saw an object, shaped like a plate, with a brilliant front and vague trail, fly with its concave surface forward. Duration of event: 5 seconds.
October 29, 1952. Erding Air Depot, Germany. 7:50 a.m. CEST. Anderson & Max Handy saw a round object, silhouetted against a cloud, fly straight, level and smooth at 400 mph. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
October 31, 1952. 4 miles S of Fayetteville, GA. 7:40p.m. EDT. James Allen saw an orange, blimp-shaped object, 80' long & 20' wide, appear to the N at treetop level about 600' away, traveling towards him about 60-70 mph, cross over his car, when his radio faded out, at about 500' height. He got out of the car and watched object linger overhead about 20 seconds, then point its nose at 45° angle, accelerate and climb to disappearance in 30-40 seconds to the E and slightly to right of the full moon at tremendous speed. Duration of event: 1 minute.
Novemberember 3, 1952. Laredo AFB, TX. 6:29 p.m. CST. Two control tower operators, saw a long, elliptical, white grey light fly very fast, pause, and then increase speed. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds.
Novemberember 4, 1952. Vineland, NJ. 5:40 p.m. EST. Mrs. Sprague saw 2 groups of 2-3 whirling disks of light fly toward the SE. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
Novemberember 12, 1952. Los Alamos, NM. 10:23 p.m. MST. Inspector saw 4 red-white-green lights fly slowly over a prohibited area. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
Novemberember 13, 1952. Opheim, MT. 2:20 a.m. MST. Crew tracked an unidentified target on FPS-3 radar at 158,000' altitude, 30 miles, and 240 mph. Duration of event: 1 hour 28 minutes.
Novemberember 13, 1952. Glasgow, MT. 2:43 a.m. MST. Earl Oksendahl saw 5 oval-shaped objects, with lights all around them, fly in a V-formation for about 20 seconds. Each object seemed to be changing position vertically by climbing or diving as if to hold formation. Formation came from the NW, made a 90° turn overhead, and flew away to the SW. Duration of event: More than 20 seconds.
Novemberember 15, 1952. Wichita, KS. 7:02 a.m. CDT. R.L. Wallander, Belleman & Phipps saw an orange object varied in shape, as it made jerky upward sweeps with 10 - 15 sec pauses. Duration of event: 3 - 5 minutes.
Novemberember 24, 1952. Annandale, VA. 6:30 p.m. EST. L.L. Brettner saw a round, glowing object fly very fast, make right angle turns and reverse course. Duration of event: 1 hour.
Novemberember 27, 1952. Albuquerque, NM. 12:10 p.m. MST. Crew of a bomber saw a series of 20' black smoke bursts, similar to antiaircraft fire. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
Novemberember 30, 1952; Washington, D.C. Radar operators at Washington National Airport. Reported radar trackings similar to those of July 26, 1952.
December 8, 1952. Ladd AFB, AK. 8:16 p.m. AST. D. Dickman & T. Davies saw a white, oval light which changed to red at higher altitude, fly straight and level for 2 minutes on 240° course, then climb at phenomenal speed on an erratic flight path. After landing object could still be seen moving erratically, no noise, for 3 minutes then took up 160° heading gaining speed while descending, becoming brighter red. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
December 9, 1952. About 10 miles S of Madison, WI. 5:45 p.m. CST. Bridges & Johnson in a jet trainer saw 4 bright lights, in diamond formation, fly at 400 mph heading 130° or about SW at about 8,000'. They followed objects at 450 mph until passing them near 10 miles NE of Janesville, WI. at 5:50 p.m., at which time they radioed the ADC 755th AC&W radar site Soapberry, which could not detect objects. Objects continued on 90° E heading and jet followed until breaking off due to low fuel at 5:55 about 10 miles W of Racine, WI. No silhouette visible even when objects seen against Milwaukee city lights. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
January 1, 1953. Craig, MT. 8:45 p.m. MST. Warner Anderson & 2 women saw a silver, saucer shaped object with a red glowing bottom, fly low over a river then climb fast in a horizontal attitude. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
January 8, 1953. Larson AFB, Moses Lake, WA. 7:15-7:30 a.m. PST. USAF 82nd Fighter Interceptor Sq personnel, ll on the ground, saw a green, disk-shaped or round object fly SW, with a vertical bobbing motion and sideways movements, below the overcast clouds at 13,000' against the wind from 240°. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
January 10, 1953. 8 miles NW of Sonoma, CA. 3:45 or 4:00 p.m. PST. Robert McNab, & Mr. Hunter saw a flat object to the NW at 45° elevation traveling about 2,400 mph make three 360° right turns in 2-3 seconds each in about ¼ mile radius and 300 g’s, two abrupt 90° turns to the right and left, each turn 5 seconds apart, almost stop, accelerate to original high speed, almost stop again, speed up again and finally fly out of sight vertically. Sound similar to F-86 at high altitude. Duration of event: 60 - 75 seconds.
January 17, 1953. Near Guatemala City, Guatemala. 3:55 p.m. CST. J.J. Sackett saw a brilliant green-gold object, shaped like the Goodyear blimp with length/height ratio 2:1, fly 400 mph straight and level, stop, then fly straight up with one stop. Duration of event: 22 seconds.
January 28, 1953. Point Mugu, CA. 1:06 p.m. PDT. R.W. Love, & Mr. Ferrenti, while engaged in retrieving radio-controlled drones on a boat 1,100 yards offshore S of the Pt. Mugu Naval Air Missile Training Center, saw an 18" - 20" white, flat disk with fuzzy or shimmering edges rapidly approach from about 305° azimuth fly straight and level overtaking a jet aircraft flying at 170 - 230 mph in 3 seconds, pass overhead, disappearing in haze to the E. Duration of event: 6 minutes.
January 28, 1953. Corona, CA. 6:05 p.m. PST. George Beyer saw five 25' green spheres fly in V-formation, then change to trail formation at which time the end objects turned red. Duration of event: 12 minutes.
January 28, 1953. Albany, GA. Radar maintenance personnel tracked one stationary target for 20 minutes.
February 3, 1953. Keflavik Airport, Iceland. 5:25 p.m. GMT. Radar operators tracked 4 unidentified targets. Duration of event: 12 minutes.
February 4, 1953. Yuma, AZ. 1:50-55 p.m. MST. Stanley H. Brown, using a theodolite, tracked to the E at 107° azimuth 53° elevation a white, oblong object almost round, with a solid dull pure white color and a thin white mist completely edging it, flying straight up, leveling off. After 20 seconds, 1st object was joined by a 2nd similar object that twice flew away and returned to the 1st. Both lost to sight behind clouds to the SSW at 204° azimuth 29° elevation after 5 minutes timed with stopwatch. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
February 17, 1953. Port Austin, MI. 10:04-10:25 p.m. EST. Five airmen of saw an object larger and brighter than a star, changing color, moving slowly until 10:09. Radar tracked a target at 10:08 moving in a similar direction for 17 minutes, at similar speed. Duration of event: 21 minutes.
February 20, 1953. Pittsburg-Stockton, CA. Sighting #1 time unknown. a bright yellow light seen for 8 minutes. Sighting #2, 10:30 p.m. PST. a bright light flew on a collision course, dimmed and climbed away fast. Duration of event: 8 minutes or more.
February 24, 1953. Sherman, TX. 7:43 p.m. CST. Warrant Officer & Mrs. Alden saw 2 bright red, round objects with big halos fly in small circles, climb and fade. Duration of event: 3 - 7 seconds.
February 27, 1953. Shreveport, LA. 11:58 a.m. - 12:02 p.m. CST. One airman & a private pilot saw 5 yellow disks make circular turns, flutter, 3 vanished first, then the other 2 flew erratic square turns. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 10-11, 1953. Hackettstown, NJ. 4:00 a.m. EST. Mrs. Nina Cook, private pilot & wife of a Pan Am flight engineer, saw a large light, blinking at 10-15 times per minute, move up and down along a mountain range. Duration of event: Longer than 60 seconds.
March 14, 1953. N of Hiroshima, Japan, over the Sea of Japan. 11:45 p.m. JST. Wooton, J.S. Rose, D.W. Carey, G.E. Truelove, G.F. Delmel, R.D. Kelly, J. Schaefer, J.L. Chavers, L.B. Brown & G.E. Noiseux saw groups of 5 - 10 colored lights, totalling 90 - 100, slowly move aft of the left side of the airplane at a range of 3 - 7 miles as estimated by co-pilot. Unidentified target tracked at 7 miles range by airborne APS-20 radar from 45° to 250° relative bearing. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
March 21, 1953. Elmira, NY. 3:05 p.m. EST. Four observers at GOC observation post saw 6 disks in a group fly high and fast. Duration of event: A few seconds.
March 25, 1953. San Antonio, TX. 3:05 p.m. CST. Mrs. D.E. Cox saw several lights, some moving straight, others making 360° turns. Duration of event: 90 minutes.
March 27, 1953. Mount Taylor, NM. 7:25 p.m. MST. Pilot saw and chased a bright orange circle flying at 900 mph, and executing three fast rolls. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 29, 1953. Spooner, WI. 3:45 p.m. CST. L.C. Gillette saw an aluminum, circular object fly high and fast, twice reversing its course. Duration of event: 15 seconds. Gillette saw a similar object in 1938.
April 8, 1953. Fukuoka, Japan. 7:55 p.m. JST. D.J. Pichon, saw a bright blue light descend, accelerate, fly parallel to the F-94, increase its speed and blink out. Duration of event: 45 seconds.
April 15, 1953. Tucson, AZ. 5:45 p.m. MST. V.A. Locey saw 3 orange lights. Duration of event: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.
May 1, 1953. 10 miles S of Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada. 11:35 p.m. NDT. R.L. Emberry & J.R. Morin of F-94 jet interceptor flying at 24,000', and control tower operator, saw a white light or unidentified aircraft with afterburner but unlike any known aircraft, about 10,000' below the jet, evaded interception by F-94. Both object and F-94 climbed to 40,000' but object outpaced the jet and continued climb until out of sight. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
May 27, 1953. San Antonio, TX. 8:30 p.m. CDT. Many unidentified civilians, saw 9 separate meandering lights. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
June 21, 1953. Naha, Okinawa, Japan 7 p.m. JST. Nine Japanese & Okinawan weather observers saw an unidentified light move slowly. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
June 22, 1953. Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada. 2:10 a.m. NDT. Two crew members of a jet interceptor saw a red light, flying at 1,100 mph, elude the chasing F-94. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
June 24, 1953. Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. 11:30 p.m. JST. Crew of aerial tanker plane, tracked an unidentified target that twice approached to within 0.5 mile of KB-29, and once to within 6 miles. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
June 24, 1953. Simiutak, Greenland. 11:30 a.m. GMT Richard A. Hill saw through a theodolite a rotating red delta-shaped or circular object 3x the size of the weather balloon being tracked at 18,000' collide with and disintegrate the balloon as the object traveled SE to NW. After hitting the balloon it hovered and rotated for 15 seconds, then climbed for 5 minutes into the wind at 300°. Duration of event: Over 5 minutes.
August 3, 1953. Amarillo, TX. 12:04 p.m. CDT. C.S. Brown saw a round and reflective or translucent object fly straight, stop for 7 seconds, speed along, stop again, joined by a similar object, then both fly off in different directions. Duration of event: 56 minutes.
August 20, 1953. Near Castle AFB, CA. 9:05 p.m. PST. Crew of bomber/trainer plane saw a greyish oval object make 4 passes at the airplane, 3 times at 10-20 miles distance, then dive vertically as if two objects
August 27, 1953. Greenville, MS. 9:45 p.m. CDT. Three individuals, all on the ground, saw a meandering light. No further details in file. Duration of event: 50 minutes.
December 24, 1953. El Cajon, CA. 8:04 a.m. PST. J.B. Howard & L.D. Linhard, flying F9F-2 jet fighters, saw 10 silver oval objects flying at 450+ mph, straight and level. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
December 28, 1953. Marysville, CA. 11:55 a.m. PST. Dick Brandt saw a saucer, with a brilliant blue light, reflecting on a nearby building, hovering briefly at one point. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
February 26, 1954. Newburyport, MA. 2:30 p.m. EST. R.M. Pierce, George Avery & 1 other, saw a silver disk, with a white trail, make a loud roar. Duration of event: 30 - 60 seconds.
March 2, 1954. Near Harrisburg, PA. 10 p.m. EST. R.C. Swengel saw 3 objects, each with two lights, fly straight and level at medium speed. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
March 5, 1954. Nouasseur AFB, French Morocco. 7:15, 7:38, 9:55 p.m. WEST. Crews of aerial tanker planes and a transport saw 1 - 2 white or amber objects or lights make passes at the aircraft on collision courses as they practiced GCA landings. At 7:15 p.m., G.E. Brown, L.B. Gordon & J.P. Glover, saw 2 white lights to the right at about the same altitude, with one light slightly lower than the other, appearing to be 2 aircraft in formation on collision course or “making a pass” forcing an evasive turn away by the KC-97. Later, after landing and takeoff they saw the same or similar 2 white lights on the same course from the S at 180° on a collision course and they made an evasive 360° turn. At 7:38 p.m. another KC-97 flown by pilots Robert R. Zadnick, Paul R. Fisher & George A. Kerr, saw a light at about the same altitude and to the left of course appearing to be headed W on a cross path or collision course, as it crossed it was seen to be 2 lights as if 2 jets in formation, no aircraft running lights. One light passed over and one under the KC-97. At 9:55 p.m., C-54 from Lagos, Nigeria, based at Kelly AFB, TX, William M. Pond, I.W. Gilchrist & James F. Pullen while flying at 2,000' on 170° heading on GCA landing at Nouasseur base saw white or amber light like an aircraft landing light at about the same altitude approaching on a collision course heading W 2 - 3 miles away, then turned onto a direct head on course, passing within 2 miles, then suddenly disappeared like turning off a light for 10 - 15 seconds, then reappeared hovering, descended to ground then rose, and disappeared behind the C-54 after completing its turn onto final landing approach. No radar or other visual contact made.
March 12, 1954. Nouasseur AFB, French Morocco. 9:35 a.m. WEST. Robert Johnson, chased an object at more than 530 mph for 30 seconds, but was unable to catch it. Object appeared to be the size of a fighter plane but had neither tanks nor trails. Duration of event: 30 seconds or more.
April 8, 1954. Chicago, IL. 4:30-5:00 p.m. CST. Lelah H. Stoker saw a brilliant white round topped disk, parachute shaped, with a humanoid suspended beneath it, skim back and forth over the water. Stoker called the Coast Guard, a CG cutter appeared after 10 minutes, then the object approached shore. Stoker saw a short human-like occupant in a green tight one piece suit and suspended below the object who got out in undergrowth along the shore then walked around. When CG cutter gave up searching the occupant returned to the object which moved back over the lake then took off at high speed to the E. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
April 23, 1954. Pittsfield, ME. 9:30 a.m. EST. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd E. and Rose Belle Robinson saw a silver circular saucer-shaped object with a dome ½ the size of the base that was the source of constantly flashing brilliant light, making a loud sound like a swarm of bees, which hovered at about 70° azimuth without tilting, flew horizontally with a whirlwind effect and cold air that moved stones underneath its path, then it rose vertically at 30° azimuth without tilting until out of sight. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
April 24, 1954. Hartland, ME. 6:10 p.m. EST. Dean Robinson saw a very large, silver, oblong object with a dome on top and flashing light inside the dome, no sound or exhaust trail, stationary on the horizon for 15 mins then climbed straight up to disappearance.
April 26, 1954. Athens, GA. 8:35 p.m. EDT. Cecil M. Cartey, Howard & Mabel Hopkins and their daughter Betty, saw 15 to 20 yellow objects in a V shaped or checkmark shaped formation, fly at tremendous speed from low elevation in the S in smooth motion to high elevation in the N where they disappeared, no sound. Duration of event: 10 seconds.
May 10, 1954. Elsinore, CA. 12:40 p.m. PDT. D.R. Higgin, saw one dark gunmetal delta-shaped object, 22' long & 10' wide, with a fin on the top, descended at a 25' to 30' angle under the lead airplane of a formation, and over the airplane of Higgin. Event lasted a few seconds.
May 11, 1954. Washington, D.C. 10:45 p.m. EDT. Three USAF air policemen at Washington National Airport saw 2 bright lights on 3 occasions fly straight and level, make 90° degree turns and fade. Duration of event: 3 events at 45 seconds each.
May 22, 1954 LaPorte, IN. 9:15 p.m. CDT. R.W. Dring & engineer Geert Tibma saw a bright light make a shallow climb. Duration of event: 45 seconds.
May 31, 1954. Concord, NH. 10:15 a.m. EDT. Mrs. L.K. Stevens saw a very white, elongated object fly extremely fast then blink out. Duration of event: 8 - 10 seconds.
June 1, 1954. From 400 miles S to Minneapolis, MN. 9:00 p.m. CDT. Crew of USAF B-47 jet bomber at 34,000' altitude saw object with running lights fly at 24,000' - 44,000' altitude. Duration of event: 1 hour.
June 8, 1954. Texarkana, TX. 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. CDT. L.T. Prewitt, employee of Red River Arsenal, saw a golden yellow light fly over his house, making a shhh or buzzing sound. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
June 10, 1954. Estacado, TX. 9:09 p.m. CDT. Bill McDonald, in flight, saw a white light descend at 45° from great altitude, pass under his aircraft, make two 360° turns and blink out. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
June 22, 1954. Miami Beach, FL. 9 p.m. EDT. E. Buchser & J.V. Wilkins saw a meteor-like object descend, stop, and become extremely bright. Duration of event: 7 minutes.
June 24, 1954. Danvers, MA. 12:45 p.m. EDT. R.B. Tomer, saw a white, elliptical-shaped object cover 45° of sky. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
June 25, 1954. Indian Lake, OH. 5:05 p.m. EDT. John Mark, flying a Navion light plane, saw a 60' silver or aluminum round object with a flat bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on top, fly horizontally, hover, make a high-g pull up and then a steep climb into an overcast. Radar at Dayton, OH, airport, tracked very fast target at same location. Duration of event: 3 to 5 minutes.
July 18, 1954. Normandy, MO. 8:40 p.m. CDT. A.T. Chamblin saw a greenish white disk. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
July 30, 1954. About 15 miles SE of Los Angeles, CA. 11:15 a.m. PDT. Englert & Peterson, flying a B-25 bomber on a maintenance test hop heading ESE airspeed of 170 mph, true airspeed about 200 mph, at 7,000', saw a metallic, pencil shaped object in horizontal orientation hover at above 30,000' for an unstated length of time while they climbed to 11,000' and made 30° turns to try to get a better view of object. Peterson, also a National Guard F-86 jet pilot, attempted to scramble jet intercept from Van Nuys National Guard Ops but could not establish radio contact. USN aircraft from the S seemed to pass under object without noticing it. Duration of event: 4 minutes or more.
August 2, 1954. Westlake, OH. 5:17 p.m. CDT. N.E. Schroeder saw a thin, bright ellipse, like polished metal, hover for 5-8 seconds, drop down 3,000' in 3 seconds, hover again then fade out. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
August 6, 1954. San Antonio, TX. 6 p.m. CDT. L.H. Hormer saw an intensely white elliptical light change to yellow, orange, pink, 4 - 5 times while flying straight and level. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
August 11, 1954. Yoron Jima, near Okinawa, Japan. 8:55 p.m. JST. P.L. Percharde, saw a line of blue lights underneath a blue circle with a black center fly over ship and climb, illuminating and agitating the clouds.
August 15, 1954. San Marcos, TX. 10:20 p.m. CDT. W.J. Davis & R.D. Sauers, saw a dark blue oblong object pace the C-47, veer away, then cross in front of it. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
August 24, 1954. Egilstadir, Iceland. 8:30 p.m. GMT. A farmer saw a flat cylinder, 2' to 2.5' long, 4' to 5' in diameter, make a loud whizzing sound, fly straight and level, fast, then slow, then fall into sandbar.
August 26, 1954. Danville, VA. 6:15 a.m. EDT. W.L. Shelton saw 2 domed ellipses, 20' long, 8' thick and 10' at ends, glowing silver or orange, hover, then climb side by side while getting brighter. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
August 27, 1954. Dorchester, MA. 1:00 p.m. EDT. E.A. Srazdes saw 7 large, white, teardrop shaped objects turn blue, fly in line formation and increase speed. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
August 29, 1954. Prince Christian, Greenland. 11:05 a.m. GMT. H.G. Gardner & V.D. Whitisy, flying on Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4, saw 3 - 4 dark, lens shaped objects veer N and change position in formation.Duration of event: 10 minutes.
September 4, 1954. Butler, MO. 3:00 a.m. CDT. J. Faltemeier saw 20 - 30 lights, as if on a string, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
September 5, 1954. Butler, MO. 12:23 a.m. CDT. J. Faltemeier saw a silver or white object with a slightly swept-back leading edge and a following exhaust, fly straight and level, then veer SW to S. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
September 18, 1954. Kimpo Air Base, Japan. 5:55 a.m. JST. Four men saw a round object, like polished aluminum, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 11 to 13 minutes.
September 21, 1954. Barstow, CA. 1:00 a.m. PDT. Two policemen, 4 Military Police, & a highway patrolman saw a red orange ball giving off sparks, and a smaller light, making a zigzag descent then hover. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
September 21, 1954. Santa Maria Airport, Azores. 9:45 p.m. WEDT. Airport guard saw a 10' x 5' light metallic blue, pecan shaped object with a clear glass or plastic nose and door, poles or aerials on the nose, humming or whining as it hovered, then land vertically 50' away. A blond man, 5' 10" tall appeared, spoke in a strange language, patted the guard on the shoulder, got in the object, hooked up his harness, pushed a button, took off with the objects nose pointed up, then levelled off and climbed vertically. Duration of event: 2 to 3 minutes.
September 22, 1954. 3 miles E of Marshfield, MO. 9:00 a.m. CDT. Jack N. Williams & Ernest J. Ash saw a thin, translucent, tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object about 6' to 7' wide revolving as it hovered to the SW about 600' height and 600' distance, ascended to 1500' in 20 seconds, descended, then tumbled down behind some trees after emitting white puff of smoke or vapor. Marks were found in the ground pulverized. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
September 23, 1954. Gatlinburg, TN. 9:45 a.m. EDT. Dave Owenby saw 2 bright silver, wheel-shaped objects fly N to S in trail. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
October 13, 1954. Nouasseur, French Morocco. 10:05 a.m. WEDT. Weather observer following a balloon in his theodolite saw a round, flat, silver object fly straight and level. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
October 15, 16, 17, 1954. Kingfisher, OK. 8:45 p.m. CDT. 50 objects with illuminated bottoms were seen flying in a V formation, high speed, on successive nights.
October 28, 1954. Miho Air Base, Japan. 5:32 p.m. JST. O.C. Cook & J.W. Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars, saw a brilliant white, round-oval object climb in front of clouds, brighten, turn 90° to the N. Duration of event: 45 seconds.
October 29, 1954. Terciera Islands, Azores. 9:00 p.m. WEST. Four witnesses saw a grey object, shaped like a stovepipe with a center bulge and short wings, 10' long, 3' in diameter, 3' wings, having concave wingtips, make a gargling sound when hovering, then disappear in the glare of airplane landing lights. Duration of event: 4 to 5 minutes.
Novemberember 15, 1954. Augusta, ME. 4 p.m. EST. N. Gallant, saw 10 gold, circular objects fly in vertical V formation, straight and level. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
Novemberember 19, 1954. Corvallis, OR. 4:15 p.m. PST. P.J. Gunn & another, saw a bright white light hover 8.5 - 9 minutes, then cross 20° of sky in 3 - 3.5 minutes. Duration of event: 12 minutes.
Novemberember 28, 1954. Manila, Philippines. 10:50 a.m. PHT. An man saw a flat-bottomed, domed object 65' - 70' across, 18' - 20' high, bright orange with yellow disks attached and an exhaust trail, which flew N, stopped, reversed its course. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
December 3, 1954. Gulfport, MS. 12:12 p.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. S.P. Mellen saw a translucent grey, round, flat object rotating on its vertical axis at high rate. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
December 7, 1954. Cape Province, South Africa. 1:15 p.m. SAST. Weather officer, using a theodolite, saw a white, semicircular, flat object with a dome fly from W to E, then turned N. Duration of event: 7 minutes.
January 1, 1955. 30 miles E of Cochise, NM. 6:44 a.m. MST. D.F. Ritzdorf & F.W. Miller,saw a metallic disk, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face, 120' - 130' diameter, pace the B-25, showing both its edge and its face. Duration of event: 5 - 7 minutes.
January 26, 1955. Lakeland, FL. 6:15 p.m. EST. J.M. Holland saw a black smoke trail make a circle. There was an explosion and some objects fell.
February 1, 1955. 20 miles E of Cochise, NM. 7:55 p.m. MST. D.F. Ritzdorf & aviation cadet F.W. Miller saw a very bright round object with red and white hues approach, then hover off the left wing of the TB-25 for 5 mins about 5° above horizontal. Object climbed rapidly on a parallel flight track to disappearance in 3 minutes. Duration of event: 8 minutes.
February 2, 1955. Miramar NAS, CA. 11:50 a.m. PST. J.L. Ingersoll saw a highly polished sphere, with reddish brown coloring, fall, then instantly accelerate to 1,000- - 1,500 mph.
February 10, 1955. Bethesda, MD. 10:03 p.m. EST. E. J. Stein, saw an object, shaped like a small portion of the bottom of the Moon, with a radiant yellow color, hover for 30 seconds. The bottom changed to a funnel shape. Event Duration: 1½ minutes to 2 minutes.
April 30, 1955. Travis County, TX. 7:30 a.m. CST. L.J. Pagozalski saw 4 black objects in a cluster make a whooshing sound like a zephyr. Duration of event: 2 or 3 seconds.
May 4, 1955. Keflavik Airport, Iceland. 12:38 p.m. GMT. E.J. Stealy & J.W. Burt saw about 10 round, white objects, one of which left a brief smoke trail, flying in an irregular formation, some of them making erratic movements. Duration of event: 5 - 8 seconds.
May 23, 1955. Cheyenne, WY. 12 midnight. MDT. I.J. Shapiro & E.C. Ingber saw 2 slender, vertical rectangles low on the horizon, and two ovals with tops, dark, with dark blue illumination, which flew higher. Duration of event: More than 5 minutes.
July 29, 1955. Columbus, NE. 10:45 p.m. CDT. Morrice Raymond saw 4 orange flashing lights and a white flashing light move up and down like yo yos. Duration of event: 5 - 6 minutes.
August 11, 1955. Iceland. 11:45 a.m. GMT. E.J. Marlow saw 12 grey objects, from cigar to egg-shaped, vary formation from elliptical to wavy line to scattered to straight line to trail formation. Speed varied from hovering to 1,000 mph. Duration of event: 3 - 4 minutes.
August 23, 1955. Arlington, VA. 10:45 a.m. EDT. G.M. Park, using a 400x telescope saw several orange lights moving singly or in groups, circling and stopping. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
September 3, 1955. Bellingham, WA. 9:30 p.m. PDT. Observer Saunders saw white pinpoint move slowly across 30° of sky. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
September 7, 1955. Washington, D.C. 6:30 a.m. EDT. Two photographers, saw a glowing round object fly an arc. Duration of event: 1 minute.
September 9, 1955. Near Alcoa, TN. 12:00 noon. EDT. M.N. Dawkins, using binoculars, saw a brown, almost square object fly with a circular motion. Duration of event: 10 - 15 minutes.
October 8, 1955. Loogootee, IN. 4:38 p.m. EDT. R.D. Prather & H. Ahern saw a round, silver or white object fly straight and level at more than 1,000 mph. Duration of event: about 12 seconds.
October 11, 1955. Pt. Lookout, MD. 4 p.m. EDT. B. Hale & A. Ostrom saw round object, white in daylight and turning red with sparks near end of sighting, with a deep roar unlike an aircraft. Duration of event: 2 hours & 30 minutes.
November 17, 1955. St. Louis, MO. 6:10 a.m. CST. J.A. Mapes saw 12 round, flat objects, silver on top and dark on the bottom, fly in 4 deep formation, tipping in pitch and roll angles. Duration of event: 45 seconds.
November 20, 1955. Lake City, TN. 5:20 p.m. EST. B.G. Denkler & 5 others saw 2 oblong, bright orange, semi-transparent objects fly at terrific speed and erratically, toward and away from each other. Duration of event: 4 to 15 minutes.
November 25, 1955. LaVeta, CO. 10:30 a.m. MST. S.T. Taylor saw a dirigible-shaped object, fat front, tapered toward the tail, luminous green blue and jellylike, appear overhead diving at a 45° angle, reducing to 30°. Duration of event: 5 seconds.
December 21, 1955. Caribou, ME. 11 p.m. EST. Roberta V. Jacobs saw a round, very bright gold, domed disk in a short climb, then rotate, hover and accelerate. Duration of event: 4 to 8 minutes.
April 4, 1956. McKinney, TX. 3:15 p.m. CDT. Roy Hall, Charles Anderson & others saw a fat, oblong, stationary object with two lines around its middle through a 6" telescope and a 55-200x telescope. Duration of event: 6 hours.
June 6, 1956. Banning, CA. 5:30 a.m. PDT. Mr. Bierman saw a thin disk with a small dome, shimmering silver, hover about 300' away at 100' height then zoom up. Duration of event: 8 to 10 seconds.
August 8, 1956. 20 miles S of Quartzsite, AZ. 11 p.m. MST. W.B. Buttermore & J.W. Smith saw a blue-white pulsating light fly fast, straight and level. Duration of event: 5 - 7 minutes.
August 27, 1956. Juniata, PA. 9:55 p.m. EDT. Mrs. R.S. Pope saw a bright disk with a clear dome fly vertically, then North A very cold breeze seemed to emanate from the object. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
September 4, 1956. Dallas, TX. 9 p.m. CDT. R.D. Rogers & family saw a large star, changing to red color, remain stationary for 20 minutes, then move W at 230 mph. Duration of event: 23 minutes.
September 14, 1956. Highland, NC. 1 a.m. EDT. O.S. Gryman saw 14 yellow-to-red round objects with tremendous exhaust fly in a vague formation from SW to E to NE and back again, while swooping up and down. Duration of event: 1 hour 30 minutes.
November 1, 1956. 60 miles E of St. Louis, MO, near Mt. Vernon & Sandoval, IL. 5:30 p.m. CST. W.M. Lyons, saw an orange light with a blue tinge, fly across the sky. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
November 30, 1956. Charleston AFB, SC. 12:48 p.m. EST. D.D. Grimes saw an unspecified object fly at an estimated 100' altitude over water. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
December 31, 1956. Guam. 2:10 a.m. CHST. Ted Brunson, saw a round, white object fly under the jet, which was unable to turn as sharply as the object. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
June 12, 1957. Milan, Italy. 7:30 p.m. CET. G.U. Donadio, saw an object big as a hen’s egg fly very fast, zigzag, hover and revolve, then shoot up. Duration of event: 17 minutes.
July 27 or 29, 1957. Longmont, CO. Early morning. J.L. Siverly saw a thick disk, ice blue, with a top like honeycomb, interconnected hexagons, hover and rock below the hill tops. Middle band was scalloped, bottom had four kidney shaped forms. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
July 29, 1957. Cleveland, OH. 10:31 p.m. EDT. R.L. Stimley & F.J. Downing saw a large, round, yellow white object dim once, cross the bow of their airliner, which then gave chase but unable to catch it. Duration of event: 8 minutes.
July 29, 1957. Oldsmar, FL. 11:45 a.m. EST. E.E. Henkins saw a pale yellow fireball glide into the water and exploded. Duration of event: 1 minute.
September 20, 1957. Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan. 8 p.m. JST. H.T. O’Connor & H.D. Bridgeman saw an object, shaped like a coke bottle without the neck, translucent & fluorescent, make four 5-10 second passes from N to S, with 4 to 5 minutes between passes. Duration of event: 15 - 20 minutes.
October 8, 1957. Seattle, WA. 9:17 a.m. PDT. Two men saw 2 flat, round, white objects fly in trail formation along an irregular path, frequently banking. Duration of event: 15 to 30 seconds.
November 6, 1957. Radium Springs, NM. 10:50 p.m. MST. Las Cruces policeman & Dona Ana County Deputy Sheriff saw a round object changing from red to green to blue to white rising vertically from a mountain top. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
November 8, 1957. Merrick, Long Island, NY. 10:10 a.m. EST. Mrs. L. Dinner saw a bar-shaped object, 3.5' long, giving off blue flashes and a swishing sound.
November 26, 1957. Robins AFB, GA. 10:07 a.m. EST. Eight individuals saw a silver, cigar-shaped object, which suddenly vanished. Duration of event: 8 minutes.
November 30, 1957. New Orleans, LA. 2:11 p.m. CST. Three U.S.C.G. men saw a round object turn white, then gold, then separate into 3 parts and turn red. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
December 13, 1957. Col. Anáhuac, Mexico. 9:35 a.m. CST. R.C. Cano saw 14 - 15 circular, tapered disks, very bright, fly in a formation like a stack of coins, then change to an inverted V formation. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
December 17, 1957. Near Grand Junction, CO. 7:20 p.m. MST. F.G. Hickman, 17, saw a round object change from yellow to white to green to red, with red tail 2x as long as the body. Object stopped, started, backed up. Duration of event: 45 minutes.
March 14, 1958. Healdsburg, CA. 8:45 a.m. PST. Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Cummings and another saw a 3' round, black object come from the W, touch the ground 50' away in the backyard, then take off to the E, turn S, and disappear. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
April 14, 1958. Lynchburg, VA. 1:00 p.m. EST. D.G. Tilley, saw a grey black rectangular object rotate very slowly on its horizontal axis. Duration of event: 4 seconds.
May 9, 1958. Bohol Island, Philippines. 11:05 a.m. PHT. A pilot saw an object with a shiny, metallic surface, falling and spinning. Duration of event: 1½ minutes.
June 14, 1958. Pueblo, CO. 10:46 a.m. MDT. O.R. Foster, using a theodolite, sighted an object shaped like Saturn, less the bottom part, silver with no metallic luster, which flew overhead. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
June 20, 1958. Fort Bragg, NC. 11:05 p.m. EDT. A. Parsley saw a silver, circular object, its lower portion seen through a green haze, hover, then oscillate slightly, then move at great speed. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
August 17, 1958. Warren, MI. 7:05 p.m. EDT. A.D. Chisholm saw an extremely bright object shaped first like a bell, then a saucer, hover for 5 minutes, flip over and speed away to the WSW. Duration of event: 6 to 10 minutes.
September 1, 1958. Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya. 12:15 a.m. EET. A.M. Slaton saw a round, blue-white object fly at varying speeds, twice. Duration of event: 2 minutes first event, 1½ minutes 2nd event.
October 2, 1958. Stroudsburg, PA. 2:30 p.m. Ivan Sanderson saw a dull-grey object, shaped like a pickle with a flat bottom, fly erratically in loops. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
October 27, 1958. Lock Raven Dam, MD. 10:30 p.m. EDT. Phillip Small & Alvin Cohen saw a large, flat eggshaped object, flying low about 100' - 150' above the bridge, which affected their car’s electrical system and caused a burning sensation, rose vertically and disappeared in 5 to 10 seconds. Duration of event: 1 to 2 minutes.
November 3, 1958. Minot, ND. 2:01 p.m. CDT. William R. Butler saw a bright green object, shaped like a dime coin, and one smaller, silver round object. First object exploded, then second object moved toward the location of the first at high speed. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 26 or 27, 1959. Corsica, PA. 12:45 p.m. EST. T.E. Clark saw a dark red, barrel shaped object, 20' long, 6' - 7' high, descend below some trees. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
June 18, 1959. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 9:30 p.m. MDT. A. Cavelli & R. Blessin, using 7x binoculars, saw a brown, cigar-shaped object come from below the horizon ascending to 40° to 50° above the horizon. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
June 30, 1959. Patuxent River NAS, MD. 8:23 p.m. EDT. D. Connolly saw a metallic gold, oblate-shaped object, major/minor axis ratio 9:1, with sharp edges, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 20 - 30 seconds.
July 25, 1959. Irondequoit, NY. 1 p.m. EDT. W.D. Neva saw a thin, crescent moon-shaped object, with a small white dome in the center, fly at tremendous speed. Duration of event: 5 to 10 seconds.
August 10, 1959. Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada. 1:28 a.m. NDT. M.S. Mowat, on ground, saw a large star-like light cross 53° of sky. Duration of event: 25 minutes.
September 13, 1959. Gills Rock, WI. 1:05 a.m. CDT. R.H. Daubner saw a round yellow light, with 8 blue lights within it, and 5 larger red lights, fly very fast vertically while making a pulsating jet noise. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
September 13, 1959. Bunker Hill AFB, IN. 4 p.m. EDT. Atleast 2 control tower operators & the pilot of a private airplane saw a nearly motionless white, cream and metallic pear shaped object, with a trail under it. Attempted intercept by USAF T-33 jet trainer failed. Duration of event: 3 hours.
October 1 (or 3rd or 4th week), 1959. Telephone Ridge, OR. Oregon. 9:15 p.m. PDT. C.A. Cissman saw a bright light approach, hover about 30 minutes, then take off and disappear in 2 seconds. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
October 4, 1959. Quezon, Philippines. 9:25 p.m. PHT. C.H. Pogson & K.J. Moore saw a large round or oval object, changing from red to red-orange, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
October 6, 1959. Lincoln, Nebraska. 8:15 p.m. CDT. L. Liggett & wife saw a round, white-yellow light make several abrupt turns at high speed. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
October 19. 1959. Plainville, KS. 9:25 p.m. CDT. F.A. Henney, saw a bright yellowish light on collision course with the T-33, the pilot avoided it and the light dimmed. Duration of event: 30 seconds.
November 18, 1959. S of Crystal Springs, MS. 6:25 CST. p.m. J.M. Porter saw a row of red lights fly slow, then accelerate immensely. Duration of event: 5 to 6 minutes.
February 27, 1960. Rome AFB, NY. 6:27 p.m. EST. J. Huey & 4 other tower operators saw a light trailing a white fan shape make a mild descent. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
March 4, 1960. Dubuque, IA. 5:50 CST. Witness Morris saw 3 elliptical-shaped objects make a slight climb. Film exposed during sighting showed no images of the objects. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 23, 1960. Indianapolis, IN. 3:35 a.m. EST. Mr. & Mrs. E.I. Larsen saw a series of balls, arranged like an “X” with one diagonal line. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
April 12, 1960. Lacamp, LA. 9:00 p.m. CST. Monroe Arnold saw a fiery-red disk from the S touch the ground about 1,000' away with a loud explosion heard by many people, and a flame. It bounced in an E direction for about 1,000' then rose again, turned W and disappeared. The ground was scarred in 9 places, and a substance resembling metallic paint was found, analysis inconclusive. Duration of event: 2 or 3 seconds.
April 17, 1960. Richards Gebaur AFB, Kansas City, Missouri. 8:29 p.m. CST. J.G. Ford & A. Chapdelaine, using a 48x telescope. Saw a reddish glow which made an odd orbit. Duration of event: 2 ½ minutes.
April 25, 1960. Shelby, MT. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. MST. Mrs. M. Clark saw 5 circular objects fly in trail formation, hover, accelerate and make sharp turns. Duration of event: 3 hours.
July 19 - 22, 1960. St. Louis, MO. 8:30 p.m. CDT. T.L. Ochs saw a round, bright red light fly overhead, stop and hover, and then back up. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
August 23, 1960. Wichita, KS. 3:24 a.m. CDT. C.A. Komiske saw a dull orange round object, with yellow lights coming from what looked like 3 triangular windows at bottom, flying in an arc. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
August 29, 1960. Crete, IL. 4:05 p.m. CDT. Ed Schneeweis saw a shiny, round, silver object fly straight up at high speed. Duration of event: 18 seconds.
September 10, 1960. Ridgecrest, CA. 9:50 p.m. CDT. Mr. & Mrs. M.G. Evans saw 2 light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped, which swished when accelerating. Duration of event: 1 to 2 seconds each.
October 5, 1960. Mount Kisco, NY. 7:37 p.m. EDT. E.G. Crossland saw a bright, star-like light move across 120° of sky. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
November 27, 1960. Chula Vista, CA. 7:30 p.m. PST. Mr. & Mrs. L.M. Hart & 5 others saw an orange-red point of light, with white sparkler-like light moving in and out of it, make huge circles, seen to the S and to N, overhead, then stopped. 3 witnesses had separate binoculars. Duration of event: 20 to 30 minutes.
November 29, 1960. S of Kyushu, Japan. 6:38 p.m. JST. R.L. Blwlin & F.B. Brown, saw a white light slow and parallel the course of the T-33. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
February 27, 1961. Bark River, MI. 10:15 p.m. EST. Mrs. LaPalm saw a fiery-red, round object, preceded by light rays, slowing and descending, while her dog howled. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
April 24, 1961. 200 miles SW of San Francisco, CA. 3:34 a.m. PST. H.J. Savoy & M.W. Rand, saw reddish-white round object or light, similar to satellite or aircraft, angular size of pinhead at arm’s length, moving W to E, tracked through sextant from 29°55’ elevation 140° azimuth disappearing at the horizon at 50° azimuth. No sound, no trail, weather clear, check for Echo satellite negative. Duration of event: 8 minutes.
May 22, 1961. Tyndall AFB, FL. 4:30 p.m. EDT. Mrs. A.J. Jones & Mrs. R.F. Davis saw big silver-dollar disk hover and revolve, then suddenly disappear. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
June 2, 1961. Miyako Jima Air Station, Japan. 10:17 p.m. JST. R.N. Monahan & D.W. Mattison saw a blue-white light fly erratic course at varying speed, in an arc-like path. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
July 7, 1961. Copemish, MI. 11 p.m. EDT. Nannette Hilley saw a large ball fly slow, split into 4 after 45 mins flying close formation, descend, then fly away to the W. Duration of event: 1 hour.
July 11, 1961. Springfield, OH. 7:45 p.m. EDT. G. Scott, wife, & neighbors saw a round, bright light like shiny aluminum, pass overhead. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
July 20, 1961. Houston, TX. 9 a.m. CDT. A.V. Beather, saw 2 very bright white lights fly in trail formation. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
August 12, 1961. Kansas City, KS. 9 p.m. CDT. J.B. Furkenhoff & Tom Phipps saw a very large oval object with a fin extending from one edge to the center, like a sled with lighted car running boards, which hovered at 50' altitude for 3 - 5 minutes, then flew straight up and E, disappearing in about 5 seconds. Duration of event: More than 3 to 5 minutes.
November 21, 1961. Oldtown, FL. 7:30 p.m. EST. C. Locklear & Helen Hatch saw a round, red-orange object fly straight up and fade. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
November 23, 1961. Sioux City, IA. 9:30 p.m. CST. F. Braunger saw a bright red star fly straight and level. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
December 13, 1961. Washington, D.C. 5:05 p.m. EDT. C.F. Muncy, W.J. Myers, & G. Weber saw a dark diamond-shaped object with a bright tip fly straight and level. Duration of event: 1 to 3 minutes.
February 25, 1962. Kotzbue, AK. 7:20 p.m. AKST. 7 people saw red light, trailed 30 seconds later by a blue light. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
March 1, 1962. Salem, NY. 10:35 p.m. EST. Mrs. L. Doxsey, saw a gold-colored box, 12" - 14" x 3' - 4' fly straight and level across the horizon. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
March 26, 1962. Ramstein AFB, Germany. 1:35 p.m. CEST. J.M. Lowery, from an unspecified aircraft, saw a thin, cylindrical object, 1/3 snout, 2/3 tail fins, fly at an estimated Mach 2.7, 1,800 mph. Duration of event: 5 to 8 seconds.
March 26, 1962. Naperville, IL. 11:40 p.m. CST. Mrs. D. Wheeler & Claudine Milligan saw 6 to 8 red balls, arranged in a rectangular formation, become 2 objects with lights by the end of sighting. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
March 26, 1962. Westfield, MA. 10:45 p.m. EST. Many unidentified young people saw a large red ball fly or fall down, then rise back up. Duration of event: 3 to 10 minutes.
April 4, 1962. Wurtland, KY. 8:50 p.m. EST. G.R. Wells & J. Lewis, using 117x telescope spotted a small object changing brightness, giving off smoke but stationary like a comet. Duration of event: 6 minutes.
June 21, 1962. Indianapolis, IN. 4:00 a.m. EDT. King & Roberts, aboard a B-52 heavy jet bomber, saw 3 bright, star like lights, first one then 10 seconds later 2 more. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
June 30, 1962. Richmond, VA. 9 a.m. EDT. Thirteen year old Meadors saw a red, star-like light for unspecified length of time.
July 19, 1962. Bayhead, NJ. 9:30 p.m. EDT. C.T. Loftus & H. Wilbert saw 3 to 5 lights from different parts of the sky dart about the sky with no pattern, brightness increased with speed of motion, complete stops, zigzags, generally straight lines, N course. No trails or sound. Duration of event: 7 to 10 minutes.
July 29, 1962. Ocean Springs, MS. 11:20 p.m. CDT. Mr. & Mrs. M.O. Barton saw a bright cherry-red, diamond-shaped object fly slow, hover, make fast ½ loops. Duration of event: Over 10 minutes.
August 18, 1962. Bermuda. 5 p.m. ADT. A. Seymour saw 3 dull-white, egg-shaped objects waver as they moved. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
September 21, 1962. WSW of Biloxi, MS, in Gulf of Mexico. 7:37-7:50 p.m. CDT. S.A. Guthrie & 1 other saw 2 objects, red and black with orange streaks, one as big as the Moon, and the other smaller and trailing, arcing across the sky. Duration of event: 13 minutes.
October 23, 1962. Farmington, UT. 3 p.m. MDT. R.O. Christensen saw a grey and silver ball, trailing what looked like twine with two knots in it, swerve, and climb away at a 45° angle, making a sound like a flock of ducks, rushing air. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
May 18, 1963. New Plymouth, New Zealand. 10:30 p.m. NZST. C.S. Chapman, 15, saw a white, fuzzy, flashing light hover and dart around.
Duration of event: 4 minutes.
May 22, 1963. Pequannock, NJ. 10:45 p.m. EDT. Myra Jackson saw 4 pink wheels spin or roll very fast from E to W in succession, each about 1 seconds. Duration of event: 4 seconds.
June 15, 1963. About 200 miles N of Venezuela. 10:39 a.m. VET. R.C. Chamberlin, saw luminous disk travel at 1.5 times the angular speed of a satellite. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
Summer 1963. Middletown, NY. 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. EDT. Grace Dutcher saw 8 - 10 lights move at random, then in an oval formation, then singly. Duration of event: 1 minutes.
July 1, 1963. Glen Ellyn, IL. 8 p.m. CDT. R.B. Stiles II, using a theodolite, saw a light, the size of a match head at arm’s length, flash and move around the sky. Duration of event: 1½ hours.
August 11, 1963. Warrenville, IL. 10 p.m. CDT. R.M. Boersma saw a light move around the sky. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
August 13-14, 1963. St. Calen, Switzerland. 8:04 p.m. CEST. A.F. Schelling saw a fireball become a dark object after 4 minutes, then a bigger glow, 1 minute later, finally exploding. Duration of event: 4 minutes plus.
September 14. 1963. Susanville, CA. 3:15 p.m. PDT. E.A. Grant, saw a round object intercept a long object then either attach itself to the latter or disappear. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
September 15, 1963. Vandalia, OH. 6 p.m. EDT. Mrs. F.E. Roush saw 2 very bright gold objects, one shaped like a “banana” the other like an “ear of corn,” one staying stationary, the other moving from W to N. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
October 4, 1963. Bedford, OH. 3:32 p.m. EDT. R.E. Carpenter, saw am intense oblong light with tapered ends, surrounded by an aqua haze, flash and flicker while stationary. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
October 23, 1963. Meridian, ID. 8:35 p.m. MDT. Several students, & an adult saw an object shaped like a circle from below and a football from the side, hover low over the observers, making a deep, pulsating, loud, extremely irritating sound, changed course to SW, disappeared behind houses and trees. Duration of event: 6 minutes.
October 24, 1963. Cupar Fife, Scotland. A. McLean & G. McLean saw a light move for an unspecified length of time.
December 11, 1963. McMinnville, OR. 7 a.m. PST. W.W. Dolan, saw a bright, star-like light hover, slow, dim and flash. Duration of event: 1 minute.
December 16, 1963. Pacific, 800 miles N of Midway Island. 5:05 p.m. SST. Aircraft crew saw a white light blink 2 - 3 times per second moving very fast across the sky. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
April 3, 1964. 1 mile W of Monticello, WI. 9 p.m. CST. R. Wold, his wife Rossing & and another, saw 4 huge red lights in a rectangular formation, with a white light above, near the ground, tilt and fly away. Duration of event: 3 to 4 minutes.
April 11, 1964. Homer, NY. 6:30 p.m. CDT. W.B. Ochsner & wife saw 2 cloud like objects darken, one shot away and returned. Duration of event: 30 to 45 minutes.
April 24, 1964. 1 mile SSW of Socorro, NM. 5:45 - 5:50 p.m. MST. Lonnie Zamora, while chasing a speeder heading S, heard a roaring sound and saw a bluish orange funnel of flame in the sky to the SW slowly descending possibly ½ to 1 mile away, bottom of flame hidden behind a hill. He tried to pursue the flame, turning off to the right on a rough gravel road to the SW, lost sight of flame while trying to get car up steep rough hill. At the top after 10 to 15 seconds of continuing along gravel road he suddenly noticed a shiny whitish aluminum color landed object about 12' - 15' tall about 800' away to the SW down in a gully, at first looking like upturned car but actually appearing oval, long axis vertical on two legs, and for about these 2 seconds also saw 2 small adult-like figures in white coveralls near object, one turning toward him seemingly startled and jumping. He lost sight of object as he drove about 1,000' further WSW, radioed headquarters he was investigating possible car accident, then stopped at the top of the ridge about 103' from landing site down in the gully to the SE. He got out, heard 2 or 3 loud thumping noises like a door shut hard, walked 3 steps to the front of the car to possibly 90' distance when he heard a very loud roar increasing in volume and saw a smokeless blue orange flame coming from beneath the oval object, now seeming long axis horizontal at this angle, with a red insignia or lettering in the middle about 2' x 2½', and slowly rising. He thought it was going to explode and ran away, putting car between him and the object, about 25' and 6 seconds of running from the car he glanced back and saw object had risen about 20' to 25' to level of his car, ran another 25' and ducked down below edge of ridge. Roaring noise stopped, he looked up and saw object heading to the SW at level height, just clearing 8' dynamite shack by about 3', moving very fast, no flame or smoke or noise. He ran back to patrol car, radioed headquarters, saw object climbing slowly and get small in the distance just clearing Box Canyon or 6 Mile Canyon Mtn. Immediate police and military investigation found physical traces, burning brush and indentations in the ground, and several other more distant witnesses. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
May 9, 1964. Chicago, IL. 10:20 p.m. CDT. J.R. Betz, saw 3 light green crescent shaped objects, about half the apparent size of the moon, flew very fast in tight formation from E to W, oscillating in size and color for 3 seconds. Duration of event: 3 seconds.
May 18, 1964. Mt. Vernon, VA. 5:15 p.m. EDT. F. Meyers saw a small, glowing white oval split twice after moving from the right of the moon, around to the left. Duration of event: 17 minutes.
May 26, 1964. Cambridge, MA. 7:43 p.m. EDT. P. Wankowicz, saw a thin, white ellipsoid, 3.5x length/width ratio, fly straight and level. Duration of event: 3 to 4 seconds.
May 26, 1964. Pleasantview, PA. 11 p.m. EDT. H.C. Shaw saw a yellow-orange light, shaped like the bottom of a ball, in a field and chased down the road for 2 miles.
June 13, 1964. Toledo, OH. 9:15 p.m. EDT. B.L. English, saw 3 glowing white spheres, glowing red on their sides, moving slow, hover then moving in circles very fast, making a low, rumbling sound.
July 16, 1964. 15 miles S of Houghton Lake, MI. 11:15 p.m. EDT. K. Jannereth saw 4 white lights in a stepped up echelon formation, joined by 2 more, closing in on the airplane, then rapidly slow and fly along with it. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
July 20, 1964. Littleton, IL. 4:45 a.m. CDT. J.J. Winkle saw a 60' diameter round-topped, flat-bottomed object with a long acetylene-colored flame shooting downward, flying straight and level, make a half loop, then rise up. Duration of event: 1 minute.
July 27, 1964. Norwich, NY. 7:30 p.m. EDT. Mr. Duabert stopped his car when he saw an aluminum sphere with a flourescent luminous ring, stationary 50' above ground, which emitted 3 beams of very bright light before flying off at high speed. Duration of event: 4 to 5 minutes.
July 27, 1964. Denver, CO. 8:20 p.m. MDT. A. Borsa saw a white ball of fire, the size of a car, climb slowly, then speed up. Duration of event: 2 to 3 minutes.
August 10, 1964. Wake Island. 5:16 a.m. WIT. B.C. Jones & H.J. Cavender, in parked plane, saw a reddish, blinking light approach the runway, stop and make several reverses. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
August 15, 1964. New York City, NY. 1:20 a.m. EDT. S.F. D’Alessandro saw a 10' x 5' bullet shaped object with wavy lines on the rounded front part and 6 pipes along the straight rear portion, making a whishhh sound. His dog growled during the sighting.
August 15, 1964. Yosemite National Park, CA. 8:15 a.m. PDT. E.J. Haug & C.R. Bubb, saw 3 bright silver, round objects, in a stack formation, fly very fast, changing positions within the formation, with a sound of rushing air. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds.
August 18, 1964. Atlantic, 200 miles E of Dover, DE. 12:35 a.m. EDT. D.W. Thompson & J.F. Jonke flying out of Dover AFB at 9,000' and 200 mph true airspeed, saw a large round, blurred or diffuse edged, reddish white luminous object on a collision course with the C-124 from ahead and about 500' below, collision averted when pilot took evasive action by turning from a 260° heading to 340° and object made a right turn and disappeared. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
September 10, 1964. Cedar Grove, NJ. 7:09 p.m. EDT. P.H. DePaolo saw 4 white lights, 3° - 4° apart, to the N, going W. Duration of event: 45 seconds.
November 14, 1964. Menomonee Falls, WI. 9:40 p.m. CST. G.R. Wagner, & two girls, saw 3 dim, reddish lights fly through 160° arc. Duration of event: 5 to 6 seconds.
November 19, 1964. Pacific Ocean, about 1,400 miles E of Tokyo. Military personnel saw a bright white flashing light traveling from horizon to horizon. Duration of event: 20 seconds.
January 23, 1965. Lightfoot, N of Williamsburg, VA. 8:40 a.m. EST. Cars stalled near intersection of US Hwy 60 and State Route 614, witness T.F. Mains saw light-bulb or mushroom shaped object 75' - 80' tall, 10' - 25' wide, metallic gray, red-orange and blue glows, hovering over nearby field about 4' off the ground, making a vacuum cleaner-type noise, suddenly accelerate horizontally to the W against the wind and disappear. Duration of event: 25 seconds.
March 4, 1965. Corvallis, OR. 9:23 p.m. PST. W.V. Harrison & his employee while driving in a car saw 3 yellow orange spheres or lights rise rapidly from the ground, several seconds apart. Next day an oily spot was found at the site.
March 8, 1965. Mount Airy, MD. 7:40 p.m. EST. J.H. Martin, & 2 others, saw 6 lights fly overhead slowly, and/or a cigar shaped object with 2 fixed red lights, fly above them, just missed hitting the house, disappearing to the NE. Duration of event: 3 minutes.
April 4, 1965. Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS. 4:05 a.m. CST. Mr. Corum, saw a 40' black, oval object with 4 lights along the bottom, fly in and out of the clouds. Duration of event: 15 seconds.
May 7, 1965. Oxford, MI. 7:30 p.m. EDT. M.E. Marshall saw a light, like a satellite, split into 2 parts, one of which was copperish color, then 2 more joined up. One object may have been tumbling. Duration of event: 1 minute.
July 6, 1965. Kiel, WI. 9:30 p.m. CDT. Mrs. E.R. Hayner saw a flashing light, like a satellite. Duration of event: Under a minute.
July 25, 1965. Castalia, OH. 9:15 p.m. EDT. M.D. Harris, 16, saw a bright blue star cross 90° of sky. Duration of event: 10 - 15 seconds.
August 4, 1965. Dallas, TX. 1:30 a.m. CDT. Man in a car saw a red and blue light, thought it came from a police car, then was passed by a huge, orange object flying at ground level.
August 4, 1965. Tinley Park, IL. 11:35 p.m. CDT. Two 14 year-olds saw a light move around the sky. Duration of event: 16 - 17 seconds.
August 19, 1965. Cherry Creek, NY. 8:20-9:00 p.m. EDT. Mrs. William Butcher, son Harold, 17, & other children, heard radio interference and beeping sound in a barn, went outside to see 50' wide saucer like two plates lip to lip, 20' thick, shiny silver or chrome color with red glowing streamers and leaving a red-yellow trail, which landed nearby then rapidly ascended into the clouds turning the clouds bright green a few seconds later, burned gasoline odor, farm animals reacted and later reduced milk production. Object returned twice at 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. finally disappearing to SSW. Radio drowned out by static, a tractor engine stopped. Next day, a purplish liquid, 2' x 2' marks and patches of singed grass were found at the site by James Dorsey & 4 technicians. Duration of event: 20 minutes plus.
August 30, 1965. Urbana, OH. 10:30 p.m. EDT. M.A. Lilly, N. Smith & T. Nastoff, saw a white ball, 5' to 8' in diameter and trailed by a 2' to 3' light, hit the road 100' in front of their car, then bounce and fly away. Duration of event: 3 - 4 seconds.
September 3, 1965. 3 miles SW of Exeter, NH. 1:00 a.m.- 3:00 a.m. EDT. Eugene Bertrand Jr., David Hunt, & Norman Muscarello saw a large silent, dark, elliptical object with a row of 5 bright red lights oriented about 60° to horizontal, move slowly and erratically around houses and trees at 100' height to SE, lighting up the ground and houses in red light, while lights blinked in sequence, falling leaf motion. Farm animals very noisy. Disappeared at 160° magnetic after covering about 135° arc Duration of event: 1 hour.
September 3, 1965. Damon, TX. 11 p.m. CDT. Billy McCoy & Robert Goode saw a triangular object, 150' to 200' long, 40' to 50' thick at middle and dark grey, with a long, bright, pulsing, purple light on the right side and a long blue light on the left side, approach to 150' off highway and 100' in the air. Purple light illuminated ground beneath object and interior of police car, and object cast a shadow in moonlight. Driver Goode felt heat on his left arm and an alligator bite on his left index finger, suddenly relieved of pain and later healed rapidly but unnaturally. They drove away in fear but returned later that night to find object still there. Duration of event: 5 to 10 minutes or more.
September 25, 1965. Chisholm, MN. 9:55 a.m. CDT. Bett Diamon saw 5 orange lights in a row fly fast and make an abrupt turn. Duration of event: 1 minute.
September 25, 1965. Rodeo, NM. 10 p.m. MDT. Mr. & Mrs. George Walton saw 2 round white objects fly side-by-side, at 30' to 50' altitude, pacing their car. Duration of event: 6 minutes.
February 2, 1966. Salisbury, NC. 11:15 p.m. EST. Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Wise saw a silver, diamond-shaped object with several balls constantly in very fast motion around it, and much light. Object hovered over the trees for 3 to 4 minutes, while a dog barked, and then zipped out of sight. Duration of event: 1 hour.
February 6, 1966. Nederland, TX. 5:45 a.m. CST. Mr. & Mrs. K.R. Gulley saw tadpole shaped object about 14' long 2' wide with 8 yellow and red neon-like lights at 250' to 500' altitude, casting a pulsating red glow on the lawn. House and street lights went out, high frequency sound bothered their ears. Object blinked out when aircraft passed overhead then came on again afterward. Object departed to W about 1½ miles to vicinity of airport, where an aircrafts landing lights lit up UFO, then disappeared about 20°-25° elevation in a slow climb. Duration of event: 5 - 10 minutes.
March 20, 1966. Miami, FL. 12:15 a.m. EST. K.C. Smith, saw a pulsating light, varying from white to intense blue, make a jerky ascent then rapidly accelerate away to the N. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
March 22, 1966. Houston, TX. 1:30 a.m. CST. S.J. Musachia saw white flashing lights light up apartment, the air was full of smoke. Sound of “yen” heard up close. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
March 23, 1966. Temple, OK. 5:05 a.m. CST. Eddie Laxson was driving W on US Hwy 70 he found the road blocked by a wingless aircraft, perch-shaped, landed in the road, about 75' long, nearly 8' high, 12' wide, with a plexiglass bubble on top, bright lights forward and aft. Laxson stopped his car about 300' away and walked toward the object to 50' away, noticing a labeling on its side like “TLA138” or “TLA738”. He saw a “man” wearing a baseball cap or mechanic’s hat climbing steps or ladder on the object and soon after it lifted off with a hissing or drilling sound and headed off SE at about 700 mph. No landing traces. Laxson found another witness C.W. Anderson a mile down the road.
March 26, 1966. Texahoma, OK. 12:00 midnight. CST. Mrs. P.N. Beer & Mrs. E. Smith driving back from Amarillo, saw a flashing light coming from the N buzz their car from the front, engine and headlights died, then the object hovered ¼ mile away. After 10 mins they could restart their car and left. Duration of event: 10 minutes.
April 5, 1966. Alto, TN. 11:55 p.m. EST. W. Smith & another stopped to watch an object hovering about 15' above a swamp, tried to follow it but it flew away. Object 100' long oval with a dark top, appearing cone-shaped when moving, making a high-frequency noise, and flying between a high tension power line and a row of trees. Animal reactions wherever the object flew over. Duration of event: 2½ hours.
April 5, 1966. Lycoming, NY. 3 a.m. EST. Lillian Louis, went to get a glass of water in her kitchen and saw a spinning vapor-like sphere, 10' in diameter, shooting its exhaust onto the ground from 20' height near her house, which departed very suddenly, leaving a trail. Duration of event: 1 minute.
April 30, 1966. Sacramento, CA. 3:15 a.m. PDT. Anita Miller saw a light move around the sky. Duration of event: 2½ hours.
May 7, 1966. Goodfellow AFB, TX. 9:55 p.m. CDT. W.L. Whitehead saw a short, cylindrical object with pointed ends, a yellow light at one end, blue light at the Duration of event: 35 seconds.
June 6, 1966. Spooner, WI. 9:30 p.m. CDT. Dorothy Gray saw 2 domed disks with sparkling upper surfaces and square windows in their tops, revolve above a lake, apparently causing strange behavior of the lake water. Duration of event: 25 seconds.
June 8, 1966. Between Kansas & Toledo, OH. 6:45 a.m. Max Baker, driving W on Sandusky Road, suddenly saw a bright silver, cigar-shaped object, as long as an airliner, silently buzz his car to 100' distance then flew low to the NE. Duration of event: 1 minute.
June 18, 1966. Burnsville, NC. 12:30 a.m. EDT. Four Boy Scout campers, using binoculars saw a red bell-shaped object with 3 flashing red lights hover then land 700' away, remaining all night, joined by 6 other objects, then rose at dawn. Broken trees and other traces found. Duration of event: over 5 hours.
June 27, 1966. Pacific, 400 miles E of Wake Island. 4 a.m. WIT. Steffen Sorensen, of the S.S. Mt. Vernon Victory, saw a cloud expand with a light inside, then accelerate away. Duration of event: Several minutes.
July 11, 1966. Union, PA. 7:45 p.m. EDT. Carl Wood & Charles Hawthorne saw a large 100' ft wide x 20' high bright red luminous object with small windows and yellow lights 100' away in a field. Object had small openings, emitted a humming or whirring noise, seemingly from the outside, and a grinding noise from inside. Duration of event: 1 hour.
July 25, 1966. Vanceboro, NC. 1:00 - 2:00 a.m. EDT. James Clark saw a pulsating object change color from orange to red to blue to green and back to orange, which followed his car through the woods at high speed up to 100 mph, then stopped and hovered over the car from 300' away about 50' high, wobbling on its axis, approached to 100', then shot out of sight vertically in less than 5 seconds. Duration of event: 1 hour.
July 31, 1966. Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA. 7:25 - 7:30 p.m. EDT. Douglas Tibbetts, Betty Klem, Anita Haifley, & Gerald Labelle, saw a square or hexagonal object with edges lit or reflecting light, come tumbling down erratically from right to left, stopped 5' - 10' above the beach 1,000' away and settled heavily down. A circle of spotlights at top were visible when it was on the ground, and a strange 6' tall being. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
August 19, 1966. Donnybrook, ND. 4:50 p.m. CDT. Don Flickinger saw a bright, shiny, round disk, 30' in diameter and 15' high, colored white, silvery or aluminum, floating down the side of a hill wobbling from side to side about 10' off the ground. It moved across a valley from the SE climbing to 100' height, hovered for 1 minute over a reservoir in a horizontal position when a dome on top became visible, appeared about to land in a small field about 250' away, then tilted on edge and rose up into clouds at high speed. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
August 23, 1966. Columbus, OH. 7 p.m. CDT. Broomall & Gilpin saw a circular, luminous white object split into 5 objects, all streaking away to the W. Duration of event: 15 minutes.
August 26, 1966. Gaylesville, AL. 8:50 p.m. CST. Mr. Funk, wife & their 3 children saw a cluster of 4 small, glowing, orange yellow lights in a triangular formation, moving from E to W. Duration of event: 4½ minutes.
September 1, 1966. Willsboro, NY. 2:45 p.m. EDT. T.H. Ridman saw an oval object with lights flashing red and white, occasionally blue, fly W, then disappear downward, returning several minutes later with a loud noise. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
September 6, 1966. Suffolk County AFB, NK. 6:50 p.m. EDT. Stahl & Ladesic saw a white cylinder of light come from the E at high speed, stop and hover for 3 mins, then turn and slowly disappear. Duration of event: 8 minutes.
September 9, 1966. Franklin Springs, NK. 9 p.m. EDT. Jacobson saw a solid object, larger than an army tank, with 3 horizontal bands of light-blue, red and green lights all around it, descend from a cloud bank with a low humming sound, slow down and land, and disappear into woods. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
September 13, 1966. Gwinner, ND. 7:30 a.m. CST. Rotenberger, saw a silvery-grey elliptical object with a clear bubble dome on top, tripod landing gear, 2 red lights, 2 white lights, 1 green light, hover about 1 mile away, then land within 900' making a low pitched whine and taking off so fast it just vanished. USAF Lt. Col. & a Gwinner, businessman investigated, found compact landing indentations 7" deep and radiation level 100 microroentgens/hr, 5 - 10x background level. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
September 28, 1966. Wilmington, OH. 3:38 p.m. CDT. Clarke saw 3 round, oval shaped, aluminum colored objects with rotating rings around them, 2 remained stationary, while the 3rd varied its altitude. Duration of event: 90 seconds.
October 5, 1966. Osceola, WI. Several members of a family saw a small, bright orange, moon shaped object stationary in the NE for about 20 minutes, then suddenly take off very fast to the WNW. Duration of event: 20 minutes.
October 23, 1966. Southhampton, Long Island, NY. 6 p.m. CDT. Mr. Acquino saw an object with arms in front of it which sparkled like an arc light, fly S along some power lines, then turn SW, with a slight humming sound. Duration of event: 4 minutes.
October 26, 1966. Cold Bay AFS, AK. Ralston saw a white object approach runway at 50' altitude. When runway lights were turned on the object accelerated and climbed away so fast the witness was unable to use binoculars. Duration of event: 3 seconds.
November 8, 1966. Saginaw, MI. Night. Annis saw a group of lights flash and change color while hovering, almost touching the road, then abruptly vanished. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
December 25, 1966. Monroe, OR. 3:30 a.m. PST. Civilian & military personnel saw 3 round objects, as large as cars, give off vapor, then became 3 bright reddish-orange lights. Blast at beginning of sighting pushed one witness against a car. Duration of event: 90 minutes.
February 6, 1967. Odessa, DE. 8:45 p.m. EST. Donald & Marie Guseman saw a large, Saturn shaped object, 50' in diameter x 20' high, with 2 bright lights, a green light on one side red light on the other, hover motionless over the trees, then slowly move N and suddenly disappear. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
February 12, 1967. Grand Rapids, MI. 3:40 a.m. EST. Lou Atkinson saw 4 fluorescent, football shaped objects, a dull, almost grey luminous color, fly NE in a very rigid formation with a chirping noise. Duration of event: 4 to 10 seconds.
February 16, 1967. Stoughton, WI. 9:11 p.m. CST. Miss Lynn Marsh saw a light with faded edges follow her car. Duration of event: 5 to 6 minutes.
February 20, 1967. Oxford, WI. 3:10 a.m. CST. Stanton Summer saw an orange-red object fly parallel to his truck. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
February 27, 1967. Grand Haven, MI. 8:19 - 9:30 p.m. EST. Mr. & Mrs. Grysen & others saw a large white light, with smaller red and green lights to the sides, make an almost instantaneous 90° left turn, shoot out over the road and stop, moving too fast to follow. Duration of event: 1 hour 11 minutes.
March 6, 1967. Benton Harbor, MI. 12:01 a.m. EST. Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Wolanin saw a round saucer or oval-shaped object with red, green and yellow lights around bottom rim which pulsated red, flying level, E to W, joined by 2nd object from W. 1st object opened top, 2nd came over and hovered for 30 seconds and disappeared. Objects made hissing sound. Duration of event: 40 minutes or more.
March 6, 1967. Galesburg, IL. 4:25 a.m. CST. Frank Courson saw an object shaped like a rubber cup placed under a furniture leg, with a dome set in the cup, bottom spinning rapidly, rim pulsating red, which approached and passed overhead at low altitude, making a hissing sound.
March 9, 1967. Galesburg, IL. 7:10 p.m. CST. Two housewives saw an object shaped like a pancake with a rounded top, pulsating red, and red lights around its rim, which approached and seemed to explode with a brilliant white light that lasted 10 seconds and almost blinded them. Object accelerated to the N and disappeared. Duration of event: more than 10 seconds.
March 9, 1967. Onawa, IA. 9:05 p.m. CST. Jack Lindley saw a bright white, saucer-shaped object, as big as a jet airliner, fly straight and fast to the E. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
March 22, 1967. Wapello, IA. 10:20 p.m. CST. Douglas Eutsler, saw a fluorescent, solid, multicolored lights stand still, then fly away at high speed. Duration of event: 1 minute.
March 24, 1967. Belt, MT. 9:00 p.m. MST. Ken Williams saw a dome shaped object, emitting a bright light, land in a ravine. As he approached, it took off and settled back, hidden from the highway. Numerous other reports came in from this area and at dawn police and a Malmstrom AFB helicopter made a search without success. Duration of event: Several minutes.
March 26, 1967. New Winchester, OH. 4:00 p.m. EST. Man, woman, & three boys, saw an oval object, like copper or brass with the sun shining on it, fly from SE to NW with tumbling motion. Duration of event: 30 minutes.
May 17, 1967. Rural Hall, NC. 8:30 p.m. EDT. Red Ledford saw a round, orange colored object, similar in size to a small aircraft, zigzag back and forth over a jet that was heading NE. Duration of event: 5 minutes.
June 24, 1967. Austin, TX. 3:12 a.m. CDT. Ray Stanford saw a solid, blue white, elliptical object fly from NW to NE and stop, seemingly in response to flashlight signal, for 1½ minutes. Object then continued along its original path at high speed and disappeared behind clouds. Duration of event: 9 minutes.
June 29, 1967. Scotch Plains, NJ. 1:30 a.m. EDT. Damon Brown saw an oyster shaped object 200' wide x 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 his car for about 500', veered S and departed at great speed. Duration of event: 8 to 10 minutes.
July 10, 1967. Lizelia, MS. 5:50 p.m. CDT. Harold Washington saw an object with a dome, the top gunmetal blue, the bottom the color of old lead, moving E, crossing the highway tilted upward to the right, then accelerated and disappeared into the clouds, with a swishing sound. Duration of event: 3 to 5 seconds.
October 18, 1967. Lake Charles, LA. 9:00 p.m. CDT. John Herbert saw a bright, fiery ball flash 4 times while moving E, just above tree tops. Duration of event: 1 minute.
February 9, 1968. Groveton, MO. 3:20 a.m. CST. Mr. R.W. Bland noted animal disturbance drawing his attention to a 100' circular object about 300' to 350' away hovering about 20' to 25' above ground, lighting up ground, trees, cows, etc. Object had 7 yellowish green lighted portholes about 2 to 2½' wide in the center of each concave side, and made a whirring noise. Disappeared to SW at 45° elevation without tilting. Bland alluded to disappearance of cows in the past. Duration of event: 1 to 5 minutes.
September 15, 1968. Ocala, FL. 9:30 p.m. EDT. Ray Cole & Ray Rushing, saw a white light with pale green light flashing less than once per second at their flight level, moving up and down vertically by about 500' to 1,000' for 15 minutes maintaining distance then turned right about 10° climbed at a 15° angle until vanishing when 12 miles out from Ocala. 2nd light, very bright white also flashing pale green and at about 5,000' height, then suddenly appeared on a collision course, made a 90° turn at about 2 miles away and 500' below, then descended and receded to about 15 miles away and disappeared with distance to the W of Ocala. Later, ground radar said a target was following them. Duration of event: Over 15 minutes.
November 23, 1968. Newton, GA. 8:05 p.m. EST. Mr. Jones, saw collimated beam 5' - 6' wide come down from a point about 200' ahead and 75' off the ground illuminating trees after car radio faded to static. Beam retracted slowly like a ladder to a fuzzy scintillating main light, oval-shaped yellowish-white about 100' wide, which then changed to brighter reddish orange, rose vertically disappearing in less than 15 seconds. Car restarted spontaneously. Duration of event: 3 - 4 minutes.
January 17, 1969. Crittendon, VA. 3:24 a.m. EST. Roman Lupton saw several amber lights, one blinking, in elliptical formation, with humming sound, fly forward slowly while moving up and down, then turn and disappear. Duration of event: 2 minutes.
1970 - Project Blue Book Closed