April 15, 1953; Tucson, Arizona. 5:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt.
V.A. Locey. Three orange lights were seen for: 3 minutes, 30
seconds, and a few seconds.
May 1, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada. 11:35 p.m. Witnesses:
pilot and radar operator of USAF F-94 jet interceptor, and
control tower operator. One white light evaded interception
attempt by F-94 during 30 minute sighting.
May 27, 1953; San Antonio, Texas. 8:30 p.m. Witnesses: many
unidentified civilians, including Jacobson. Nine separate
meandering lights were seen during 15 minute sighting.
June 21, 1953; Naha, Okinawa. 7 p.m. Witnesses: Nine Japanese
and Okinawan weather observers. One unidentified light moved
slowly for 20 minutes. No further data in files.
June 22, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada. Z:lO a.m.
Witnesses: pilot and radar operator of USAF F-94 jet
interceptor. One red light, flying at an estimated 1,000 kts.
(1,100 m.p.h.) eluded the chasing F-94 after 5 minutes.
June 24, 1953; Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. 11:30 p.m. Witnesses:
crew of USAF KB-29 aerial tanker plane. Radar tracked an
unidentified target which twice approached to within .5 miles of
the airplane, and once to within 6 miles, during a 2 minute
June 24, 1953; Simiutak, Greenland. 11:30 a.m. Witness:
weather observer A/2c R.A. Hill. One red triangle hovered and
rotated for 15 seconds, then climbed for 5 minutes.
Aug. 3, 1953; Amarillo, Texas. 12:04 p.m. Witness: Airport
control tower chief C.S. Brown. One round and reflective or
translucent object flew straight, stopped for 7 seconds, sped
along, stopped again, was joined by a similar object and they
flew off in different directions, after a total of 56 minutes.
Aug. 20, 1953; near Castle AFB, California. 9:05 p.m.
Witnesses: crew of TB-29 bomber/trainer plane. One greyish oval
object made four passes at the airplane (three times at 10-20
miles distance), then dived vertically as if two objects.
Aug. 27, 1953; Greenville, Mississippi. 9:45 p.m. Witnesses:
USAF pilot, M/Sgt., others, all on the ground. One meandering
light was observed for 50 minutes. No further details in file.
Sept. 2, 1953; Sidi Slimane AFB, French Morocco. 9:14 p.m.
Witnesses: Lt. Col. William Moore and lst Lt. J.H. McInnis,
Dec. 24, 1953; El Cajon, California. 8:04 a.m. Witnesses: U.S.
Navy Lts. J.B. Howard and L.D. Linhard, flying F9F-2 jet
fighters. Ten silver, oval objects flew at more than 400 kts.
(450 m.p.h.), straight and level, for 5 minutes.
Dec. 28, 1953; Marysville, California. 11:55 a.m. Witness:
Yuba County Airport Manager Dick Brandt. One saucer, with a
brilliant blue light, reflecting on a nearby building, hovered
briefly during the 1.5 minute observation.
Jan. 28, 1954; Rangeley, Maine. 110-10:15 a.m. Witness: Wilhelm
Reich. Two bright lights moved into valley, and were seen
against the mountain background, for 15 minutes.
Feb. 26, 1954; Newburyport, Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Witnesses:
architect R.M. Pierce, marine engineer George Avery and one other
person. One silver disc, with a white trail, made a loud roar
for 30-60 seconds.
March 2, 1954; vicinity of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 10 p.m.
Witness: research engineer R.C. Swengel. Three objects, each
with two lights, flew straight and level at medium speed for an
unknown length of time.
March 5, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 8 p.m. Witnesses:
crews of USAF KC-97 aerial tanker planes. One object or light
made passes at KC-97s, the other flew straight and level.
Sighting duration unknown.
March 12, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 9:35 a.m. Witness:
USAF lst Lt. Robert Johnson, flying an F-86 jet fighter. He
chased an object at more than 530 m.p.h. for 30 seconds, but was
unable to catch it. It appeared to be the size of a fighter
plane but had neither tanks nor trails.
April 8, 1954; Chicago, Illinois. 4:30 p.m. Witness: Lelah
Stoker. One white round-topped disc, with a humanoid suspended
beneath it, skimmed over the water, landed, and an occupant in a
green suit walked around. It then took off very, very fast.
Sighting lasted 30 minutes.
April 23, 1954; Pittsfield, Maine. 9:30 a.m. Witnesses: Mr.
and Mrs. F.E. Robinson. One silver dollar-shaped object with a
dome and a flashing light made a sound like a swarm of bees. It
hovered and tilted, flew horizontally, then rose vertically
without tilting. Stones underneath it moved. Four minute
April 24, 1954; Hartland, Maine. 6:10 p.m. Witness: D.
Robinson. One large, silver, oblong object with a dome and a
flashing light flew straight and level and then straight up.
Total of 15 minutes under observation.
April 26, 1954; Athens, Georgia. 7:35 p.m. Witnesses: C.
Cartey, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hopkins and their daughter. Fifteen to
twenty yellow objects in a V-formation, flew from south to north
for 10 seconds.
May 10, 1954; Elsinore, California. 12:40 p.m. Witness: U.S.
Marine Corps Squadron Leader D.R. Higgin, flying an F3D-2 jet
fighter. One dark gunmetal delta-shaped object, 22′ long and 10′
wide, with a fin on the top, descended at a 25-30′ angle under
the lead airplane of a formation, and over the airplane of
Higgin. Sighting lasted a few seconds.
May 11, 1954; Washington, D.C. 10:45 p.m. Witnesses: three
USAF.air policemen at Washington National Airport. Two bright
lights were seen on three occasions to fly straight and level,
make 90* turns and fade. Each sighting lasted about 45 seconds.
May 22, 1954; LaPorte, Indiana. 9:15 p.m. Witnesses: highway
engineer R.W. Dring, engineer Geert Tibma. One bright light made
a shallow climb for 45 seconds.
May 31, 1954; Concord, New Hampshire. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Mrs.
L.K. Stevens. One very white, elongated object flew very, very
fast, and then blinked out after 8-10 seconds.
June 1, 1954; from 400 miles south to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
9 p.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF B-47 jet bomber at 34,000′
altitude. One object with running lights flew at 24-44,000′
altitude for 1 hour.
June 8, 1954; Texarkana, Texas. 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. (file not
clear). Witness: L.T. Prewitt, employee of Red River Arsenal.
One golden yellow light flew over his house, making a “shhh” or
buzzing sound for 2 minutes. 9:09 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot
June 10, 1954; Estacado, Texas. 9:09 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot
Capt. Bill McDonald, in flight. One white light descended at
45^ from great altitude, passed under his aircraft, made two
360′ turns and went out after 30 seconds.
June 22, 1954; Miami Beach, Florida. 9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S.
Marine Corps Maj. E. Buchser and Maj. J.V. Wilkins. One meteor-
like object descended, stopped, and became extremely bright.
Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
June 24, 1954; Danvers, Massachusetts. 12:45 p.m. Witness:
R.B. Tomer, director of commercial engineering for CBS-Hytron.
One white, elliptical-shaped object covered 45^ of sky in 30
June 25, 1954; Indian Lake, Ohio. 5:05 p.m. Witnesses:
experienced private pilot John Mark, flying Navion lightplane;
radar at Dayton, Ohio airport, tracked very fast target at same
location. One silver or aluminum round object with a flat
bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on top, and a diameter
of about 60′. Flew horizontally, hovered, made a high-G pull up
and then a steep climb into an overcast. Sighting lasted 3-5
July 18, ; Normandy, Missouri. 8:40 p.m. Witness: A.T.
Chamblin. One greenish-white disc was seen for 30 minutes.
July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island, on U.S.-Canadian border in
western Lake Erie. 7:12 p.m. Witness: attorney L.B. Tussing.
One black cylinder, 12 times long as wide, moved fast along the
surface of the lake.
July 30, 1954; Los Angeles, California. 10:15 a.m. Witness:
Hughes Aircraft test pilots Englert and Peterson, flying a B-25
bomber. One metallic, pencil-shaped object flew slowly or
hovered for an unstated length of time.
Aug. 2, 1954; Westlake, Ohio. 5:17 p.m. Witness: ex-AAF B-17
gunner (19 missions) N.E. Schroeder. One thin, bright ellipse,
like polished metal, hovered for 5-8 seconds, dropped down 3,000′
in 3 seconds, hovered again and faded out after a total of 20
seconds in view.
Aug’ 6, 1954; San Antonio, Texas. 6 p.m. Witness: mechanical
engineer L.H. Hormer. One intensely white elliptical light
changed to yellow, then orange, then pink, four or five times
while flying straight and level for 5 minutes.
Aug. 11, 1954; Yoron Jima, near Okinawa. 8:55 p.m. Witness:
P.L. Percharde, electrical engineer and assistant manager of
Moeller Shipwrecker Co., of Okinawa. A line of blue lights,
underneath. a blue circle with a black center. Flew over ship
and climbed, illuminating and agitating the clouds.
Aug. 15, 1954; San Marcos, Texas. 10:20 p.m. Witnesses: USAF
Maj. W.J. Davis, Capt. R.D. Sauers, flying a C-47 transport
plane. One dark blue oblong object paced the C-47, veered away,
then crossed in front of it. Five minute sighting.
Aug. 24, 1954; Egilstadir, Iceland. 8:30 p.m. Witness: one
unnamed farmer. A cylinder, 2-2.5′ long, 4-5′ in diameter, made
a loud whizzing sound, flew straight and level fast, then slow,
then fell into sandbar.
Aug. 26, 1954; Danville, Virginia. 6:15 a.m. Witness: Rev.
W.L. Shelton. Two domed ellipses, 20′ long, 8′ thick, 10′ at
ends; glowing silver or orange. Hovered, then climbed side-by-
side while getting brighter. Observed for 2 minutes.
Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester, Massachusetts. 1 p.m. Witness: E.A.
Srazdes. Seven large, white, teardrop-shaped objects turned
blue. Flew in line formation and increased speed during the 2
Aug. 29, 1954; Prince Christian, Greenland. 11:05 a.m.
Witnesses: lst Officer H.G. Gardner, engineer J.V.D. Whitisy,
flying Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 (PH-DBZ). Three or four dark,
lens-shaped objects veered north and changed position in
formation during the 10 minute sighting.
Sept. 4, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 3 a.m. Witness: J.
Faltemeier, CAA communications specialist. Twenty-thirty lights,
as if on a string, flew straight and level for 1.5 minutes.
Sept. 5, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 12:23 a.m. Witness: J.
Faltemeier, CAA communications specialist. One silver or white
object with a slightly swept-back leading edge and a following
exhaust, flew straight and level, then veered southwest to south
after 30 seconds.
Sept. 18, 1954; Kimpo Air Base, Japan. 5:55 a.m. Witnesses:
two control tower operators, a weather forecaster and a weather
observer. One round object, like polished aluminum, flew
straight and level for 11-13 minutes.
Sept. 21, 1954; Barstow, California. 1 a.m. Witnesses: two
local policemen, four U.S. Marine Corps police, one highway
patrolman. One red-orange ball giving off sparks, and a smaller
light, made a zigzag descent and then hovered. Total of 20
Sept. 21, 1954; Santa Maria, Azores Islands. 9:45 p.m. Witness:
airport guard. One 10’x5′ light metallic blue, pecan-shaped
object with a clear glass or plastic nose having a door, and with
poles or aerials on the nose. Humming or whining, it hovered,
landed 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 object’s nose pointed up, then levelled off and
climbed vertically. Sighting lasted 2-3 minutes.
Sept. 22, 1954; Marshfield, Missouri. 9 a.m. Witnesses:
private pilot J.N. Williams, E.J. Ash. A thin, translucent tan
asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object revolved, then tumbled down
behind some trees. Marks were found in the dirt. Sighting
lasted 15 minutes.
Sept. 23, 1954; Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 9:45 a.m. Witness: Dave
Owenby. Two bright silver, wheel-shaped objects flew from north
to south in trail for 2 minutes.
Oct. 13, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 10:05 a.m. Witness:
weather observer, following a balloon with his theodolite. One
round, flat, silver object flew straight and level for 30
Oct. 15, 16 and 17, 1954; Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 8:45 p.m. Fifty
objects with illuminated bottoms were seen flying in a
V-formation, very fast, on successive nights. Only data is on
Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan. 5:32 p.m. Witnesses: USAF
pilots Lt. Col. O.C. Cook and Lt. J.W. Brown, on ground using
7×50 binoculars. One brilliant white, round-oval object climbed
in front of clouds, brightened, turned 90 to the north. Seen
for 45 seconds.
Oct. 29, 1954; Terciera Islands, Azores. 9 p.m. Witnesses:
four Portuguese nationals. One object, shaped like a stovepipe
with a center bulge and short wings (10′ long, 3′ in diameter, 3′
wings) having concave wingtips, and grey colored. Made a
gargling sound when hovering, then disappeared in the glare of
airplane landing lights. Sighting lasted 4-5 minutes.
Nov. 15, 1954; Augusta, Maine. 44 p.m. Witness: N. Gallant,
manager of radio station WFAV. Ten gold, circular objects flew
in vertical V-formation, straight and level for 3 minutes.
Nov. 19, 1954; Corvallis, Oregon. 4:15 p.m. Witness: P.J.
Gunn, assistant professor of art at Oregon State University and
ex-U.S. Navy aviation cadet. One bright white light hovered
8.5-9 minutes, then crossed 20 of sky in 3-3.5 minutes.
Nov. 28, 1954; Manilla, Phillipine Islands. 10:50 a.m. Witness:
one anonymous medical doctor. One flat-bottomed, domed object
(65-70′ across, 18-20′ high), bright orange with yellow discs
attached and an exhaust trail. Flew north, stopped, reversed its
course during 4 minute sighting.
Dec. 3, 1954; Gulfport, Mississippi 12:12 p.m. Witnesses: Mr.
and Mrs. S.P. Mellen. One translucent grey, round, flat object
rotated on its vertical axis at high r.p.m. for 30 seconds.
Dec. 7, 1954; Cape Province, South Africa. 1:15 p.m. Witness:
weather officer, using a theodolite. One white, semi-circular,
flat object with a dome flew from west to east, then turned
north. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
Jan, 1, 1955; Cochise, New Mexico. 6:44 a.m. Witnesses:
instructor and student pilot in USAF B-25 bomber/trainer. A
metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face, and 120-
130′ in diameter, paced the B-25, showing both its edge and its
face, for 5-7 minutes. Only item in case file was summary form.
Jan. 26, 1955; Lakeland, Florida. 6:15 p.m. Witness: J.M.
Holland. A black smoke trail made a circle. There was an
explosion and some objects fell. No further information in file.
Feb.l, 1955; 20 miles east of Cochise, New Mexico. 7:55 p.m.
Witnesses: Instructor Capt. D.F. Ritzdorf, aviation cadet F.W.
Miller in TB-25 bomber/trainer. One red and white ball hovered
off the left wing of the TB-25 for 5 minutes, then made a very
fast climb. Total time of sighting was 8 minutes.
Feb. 2, 1955; Miramar Naval Air Station, California. 11:50 a.m.
Witness: USN Cmdr. J.L. Ingersoll. One highly polished sphere,
with reddish-brown coloring, fell, then instantly accelerated to
Feb. 10, 1955; Bethesda, Maryland. 10:03 p.m. Witness: E.J.
Stein, model maker at U.S. Navy ship design facility. One
object, shaped like a small portion of the bottom of the Moon,
with a radiant yellow color, hovered for 30 seconds. Its bottom
changed to a funnel shape. Total sighting lasted 1.5-2 minutes.
April 30, 1955; Travis County, Texas. 7:30 a.m. Witness USAF
Wing Intelligence Officer Maj. L..J. Pagozalski. Four black
objects in a cluster made a whooshing sound like a zephyr.
Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
May 4, 1955; Keflavik, Iceland. 12:38 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col.
E.J. Stealy, lst Lt. J.W. Burt. About 10 round, white objects,
one of which left a brief smoke trail, flew in an irregular
formation, some of them making erratic movements during the 5-8
May 23, 1955; Cheyenne, Wyoming. Midnight. Witnesses: USAF
Airman/Basic I.J. Shapiro and E.C. Ingber. During a 5 minute
period, two slender, vertical rectangles were seen low on the
horizon, and two ovals with tops (dark, with dark blue
illumination) flew higher.
July 29, 1955; Columbus, Nebraska. 10:45 p.m. Witness: Morrice
Raymond. Four orange flashing lights and one whIte flashing
light moved up and down like yo-yos for 5-6 minutes.
Aug. 11, 1955; Iceland. 11:45 a.m. Witness: 2nd Lt. E.J.
Marlow. Twelve grey objects, from cigar to egg-shaped, varied
their formation from elliptical to wavy line to scattered to
straight line to trail formation. Speed varied from hover to
1,000 m.p.h. Sighting lasted 3-4 minutes.
Aug. 23, 1955; Arlington, Virginia. 10:45 a.m. Witness: G.M.
Park, using a 400x telescope. Several orange lights moved singly
or in groups, circling and stopping during 30 minute sighting.
Sept. 3, 1955; Bellingham, Washington. Witness: observer
Saunders for Ground Observer Corps. One white pinhead moved
slowly across 30^ of sky in 15 minutes. No further information.
Sept. 7, 1955; Washington, D.C. Witnesses: two photographers,
one plate maker for the Army Map Service (one named Smith). One
glowing round object flew an arc for 1 minute.
Sept. 9, 1955; near Alcoa, Tennessee. 12 noon. Witness: M.N.
Dawkins, using binoculars. One brown, almost square object flew
with a circular motion for 10-15 minutes.
Oct. 8, 1955; Loogootee, Indiana. 4:38 p.m. Witnesses: R.D.
Prather, H. Ahern. One round, silver or white object flew
straight and level at more than 1,000 m.p.h. for an unstated
length of time.
Oct. 11, 1955; Pt. Lookout, Maryland. 4 p.m. Witnesses: B.
Hale, A. Ostrom. One round object which looked white in the
daylight and turned red with sparks toward the end of the 2.5
hour sighting, made a deep roar, unlike an aircraft.
Nov. 17, 1955; St. Louis, Missouri. 6:10 a.m. Witness: J.A.
Mapes. Twelve round, flat objects, silver on top and dark on the
bottom, flew in 4-deep formation, tipping in pitch and roll, for
Nov. 20, 1955; Lake City, Tennessee. 5:20 p.m. Witnesses:
Operations Officer Capt. B.G. Denkler and five men of the USAF
663rd AC&W Sqdn. Two oblong, bright orange, semi-transparent
objects flew at terrific speed and erratically, toward and away
from each other. Observed by various persons form 4 to 15
Nov. 25, 1955; La Veta, Colorado. 10:30 a.m. Witness: State
Senator S.T. Taylor. One dirigible-shaped object (fat front,
tapered toward the tail) object, which was luminous green-blue
and jellylike, appeared overhead diving at a 45′ angle,
then reduced angle to 30′. Object seen for 5 seconds.
Dec. 21, 1955; Caribou, Maine. 111 p.m. Witness: Roberta V.
Jacobs. One round, very bright gold, domed disc made a short
climb, rotated, hovered and then accelerated during the 6-8
Feb. 12, 1956; Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. 11:25 p.m.
Witnesses: F-89 pilot Bowen, radar observer Crawford. One green
and red object rapidly circled the aircraft while being tracked
on radar during 1 minute sighting. No further details.
Feb, 19, 1956; Houston, Texas. 6:07 a.m. Witnesses: crew of
Eastern Airlines Super Constellation. One intense white light,
moving 4-5 times the speed of the airplane, was evaded by the
April 4, 1956; McKinney, Texas. 3:15 p.m. Witnesses: Capt. Roy
Hall, U.S. Army, ret.; Charles Anderson and others; some observed
through a 6″ telescope, others through a 55-200x telescope. One
fat, oblong object with two lines around its middle, remained
stationary for 6 hours.
June 6, 1956; Banning, California. 5:30 a.m. Witness: Mr.
Bierman. One thin disc with a small dome, shimmering silver,
hovered about 100 yards away for 8-10 seconds, then zoomed up.
Aug. 8, 1956; 20 miles south of Quartsite, Arizona. ll p.m.
Witnesses: attorneys W.B. Buttermore and J.W. Smith. One
blue-white pulsating light flew fast, straight and level, for 5-7
Aug. 27, 1956; Juniata, Pennsylvania. 9:55 p.m. Witness: Mrs.
R.S. Pope. One bright disc with a clear dome flew vertically,
then north. A very cold breeze seemed to have been originated by
the object during the 3 minute sighting.
Sept. 4, 1956; Dallas, Texas. 9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Marine
Corps T/Sgt. R.D. Rogers and family. One large star, changing to
red color, remained stationary for 20 minutes, then went west at
200 kts. (230 m.p.h.). Sighting lasted 23 minutes.
Sept. 14, 1956; Highland, North Carolina. 1 a.m. Witness:
Scaly, N. Car. policeman O.S. Gryman. Fourteen yellow-to-red
round objects with tremendous exhaust, flew in a Vague formation
from southwest to east to northeast and back again, while
swoooping up and down. Sighting lasted 1.5 hours.
Nov. 1, 1956; 60 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, in Illinois.
5:30 p.m. Witness: USAF Capt. W..M. Lyons, Intelligence Division
Chief (Aerial Weather Reconnaissance Officer), flying a T-33 jet
trainer. One orange light with a blue tinge, flew across the sky
for 2 minutes.
Nov. 30, 1956; Charleston AFB, South Carolina. 12:48 p.m.
Witness: USAF aerial navigator Maj. D.D. Grimes. One
unspecified object flew at an estimated 100′ altitude over water
for 10 minutes. No further details.
Dec. 31, 1956; Guam. 2:10 a.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt. Ted
Brunson, flying an F-86D jet interceptor. One round, white
object flew under the F-86D, which was unable to turn as sharply
as the object.
April 25, 1957; Ringgold, Louisiana. Military witness
Robertson. Case missing from official files.
June 12, ; Milan, Italy. 7:30 p.m. Witness: G.U. Donadio,
translator for export-import firm. One object “big as a hen’s
egg” flew very fast, zigzagged, hovered and revolved, then shot
up after 17 minutes.
July 27 or 29, 1957; Longmont, Colorado. Early morning.
Witness: J.L. Siverly. One thick disc, ice blue, with a top
like honeycomb (interconnected hexagons), hovered and rocked
below the hill tops for 10 minutes. Middle band was scalloped,
bottom had four kidney-shaped forms.
July 29, 1957; Cleveland, Ohio. 10:31 p.m. Witnesses: Capital
Airlines Capt. R.L. Stimley, First Officer F.J. Downing. One
large, round, yellow-white object dimmed once, crossed the bow of
the airliner, which then gave chase but was unable to catch it.
Sighting last 8 minutes.
July 29, 1957; Oldsmar, Florida. 11:45 a.m. Witness: E.E.
Henkins. One pale yellow fireball glided into the water and
exploded. Viewed for 1 minute.
Sept. 20, 1957; Kadena AFB, Okinawa. 8 p.m. Witnesses: S/Sgt.
H.T. O’Connor, S/Sgt. H.D. Bridgeman. One object, shaped like a
coke bottle without the neck, translucent and fluorescent. Made
four 5-10 second passes from north to south, with 4-5 minutes
Oct. 8, 1957; Seattle, Washington. 9:17 a.m. Witnesses: two
U.S. Army sergeants. Two flat, round, white objects flew in
trail formation along an irregular path, frequently banking
during 25-30 seconds.
Nov. 6, 1957; Radium Springs, New Mexico. 10:50 p.m. Witnesses:
one Las Cruces policeman, one Dona Ana County Deputy Sheriff.
One round object–changing from red to green to blue to white–
rose vertically from a mountain top. Sighting lasted 10 minutes.
Nov. 8, 1957; Merrick, Long Island, New York. l0:10 a.m
Witness: Mrs. L. Dinner. One bar-shaped object, 3.5′ long,
giving off blue flashes, made a swishing sound. No further data.
Nov. 26, 1957; Robins AFB, Georgia. 10:07 a.m. Witnesses:
three control tower operators, one weather observer and four
others. One silver, cigar-shaped object suddenly vanished after
Nov. 30, 1957; New Orleans, Louisiana. 2:11 p.m. Witnesses:
three U.S. Coast Guardsmen. One round object turned white, then
gold, then separated into three parts and turned red. Sighting
lasted 20 minutes.
Dec. 13, 1957; Col Anahuac, Mexico. 9:35 a.m. Witness: R.C.
Cano. Fourteen-fifteen circular, tapered discs, very bright,
flew in a formation like a stack of coins, then changed to an
inverted-V formation. Sighting lasted 20 minutes.
Dec. 17, 1957; near Grand Junction, Colorado. 7:20 p.m.
Witness: F.G. Hickman, 17. One round object changed from yellow
to white to green to red; red tail was twice as long as the body.
It stopped, started, backed up for 45 minutes.
March 14, 1958; Healdsburg, California. 8:45 a.m. Witnesses:
Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Cummings and one other. A 3′ round, black
object touched the ground and then took off. Watched for 2
April 14, 1958; Lynchburg, Virginia. 1 p.m. Witness: USAF Maj.
D.G. Tilley, flying C-47 transport. One grey-black rectangular
object rotated very slowly on its horizontal axis for 4 seconds.
May 9, 1958; Bohol Island, Phillipine Islands. 11:05 a.m.
Witness: Phillipine Airlines pilot. One object with a shiny,
metallic surface was falling and spinning for 1.5 minutes.
June 14, 1958; Pueblo, Colorado. 10:46 a.m. Witness: airport
weather observer O.R. Foster, using a theodolite. An object
shaped like Saturn, less the bottom part; silver with no metallic
luster, flew overhead for 5 minutes.
June 20 ,1958; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. 11:05 p.m. Witness:
Battalion Communication Chief SFC A. Parsley. One silver,
circular object, its lower portion seen through a green haze,
hovered, then oscillated slightly, then moved at great speed.
Watched for 10 minutes.
Aug. 17, 1958; Warren, Michigan. 7:05 p.m. Witness: A.D.
Chisholm. One extremely bright object shaped first like a bell,
then like a saucer, hovered for 5 minutes, flipped over and sped
away to the west-south-west. Sighting lasted 6-10 minutes.
Sept. 1, 1958; Wheelus AFB, Libya. 12:15 a.m. Witness: Philco
technical representative A.M. Slaton. One round, blue-white
object flew at varying speeds. First sighting lasted 2 minutes,
second lasted 1.5 minutes.
Oct. 2, 1958; Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. 2:30 p.m. Witness:
naturalist Ivan Sanderson. One dull-grey object, shaped like a
pickle with a flat bottom, flew erratically and made loops for 15
Oct. 27, 1958; Lock Raven Dam, Maryland. 10:30 p.m. Witnesses:
Phillip Small, Alvin Cohen. One large, flat egg-shaped object
affected a car’s electrical system and caused a burning sensation
on one of its occupants. Sighting lasted 1 minute.
Nov. 3, 1958; Minot, North Dakota. 2:01 p.m. Witness: M/Sgt.
William R. Butler, medic. One bright green object, shaped like a
10 cent piece, and one smaller, silver round object. First
object exploded, then second object moved toward the location of
the first at high speed. Sighting lasted 1 minute.
March 26 or 27, 1959; Corsica, Pennsylvania. 12:45 p.m.
Witness: T.E. Clark. One dark red, barrel-shaped object, 20′
long, 6-7′ high, descended below some trees during the 3 minute
June 18, 1959; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 9:30 p.m. Witnesses:
A. Cavelli and R. Blessin, using 7x binoculars. One brown,
cigar-shaped object came from below the horizon (close to the
witnesses) ascending to 40-50^ above the horizon in 4 minutes.
June 30, 1959; Patuxent River NAS, Maryland. 8:23 p.m. Witness:
USN Cdr. D. Connolly. One gold, oblate-shaped object, nine times
as wide as it was thick, metallic and with sharp edges, flew
straight and level for 20-30 seconds.
July 25, 1959; Irondequoit, New York. 1 p.m. Witness:
technical illustrator W.D. Neva. One thin, crescent moon-shaped
object with a small white dome in the center, flew at tremendous
speed for 5-10 seconds.
Aug. 10, 1959; Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada. 1:28 a.m. Witness:
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot Flt. Lt. M.S. Mowat, on ground.
One large star-like light crossed 53* of sky in 25 minutes.
Sept. 13, 1959; Gills Rock, Wisconsin. 1:05 a.m. Witness: R.H.
Daubner. One round yellow light, with eight blue lights within
it, and then five larger red lights, flew very fast vertically
while making a pulsating jet noise. Sighting lasted 10 minutes.
Sept. 13, 1959; Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana. 4 p.m. Witnesses: at
least two control tower operators and the pilot of a Mooney
private airplane. One pear-shaped object, colored white, cream,
and metallic, with a trail under it. Object showed little
movement during 3 hours. Attempted intercept by USAF T-33 jet
Oct. (3rd or 4th week), 1959; Telephone Ridge, Oregon. 9:15 p.m.
Witness: department store manager C.A. Cissman. One bright
light approached, hovered about 30 minutes, and then was up and
gone in 2 seconds.
Oct. 4, 1959; Quezon, Phillipine Islands. 9:25 p.m. Witnesses:
USN Lt. C.H. Pogson, CPO K.J. Moore. One large round or oval
object, changing from red to red-orange, flew straight and level
for 15 minutes.
Oct. 6, 1959; Lincoln, Nebraska. 8:15 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col.
L. Liggett (Selective Service) and wife. One round, white-yellow
light made several abrupt turns and flew very fast for 2 minutes.
Oct. 19. 1959; P]ainvjlle! Kansas. 9:25 p.m. Witness: Capt.
F.A. Henney, engineering instructor at USAF Academy, flying a
T-33 jet trainer. One bright yellowish light came head-on at the
T-33, the pilot avoided it and the light dimmed. Sighting lasted
Nov. 18, 1959; Crystal Springs, Mississippi. 6:25 p.m.
Witness: J.M. Porter. A row of red lights flew slow, then
speeded up immensely. Sighting lasted 5-6 minutes.
Feb. 27, 1960; Rome AFB, New York. 6:27 p.m. Witnesses:
control tower officer Capt. J. Huey and four other tower
operators. One light trailing a white fan shape, made a mild
descent for 3-4 minutes. 5:55 p.m. Witness: Charles
March 4, 1960; Dubuque, Iowa. 5:5
Morris. Three elliptical-shaped objects made a slight climb for
4 minutes. Film exposed during sighting showed no images of the
March 23, 1960; Indianapolis, Indiana. 3:35 a.m. Witnesses:
Mr. and Mrs. E.I. Larsen. A series of balls, arranged like an
“X” with one diagonal line, seen for 3/4 of a minute. Note:
little data on the case in the files.
April 12, 1960; LaCamp, Louisiana. 9 p.m. Witness: Monroe
Arnold. One fiery-red disc exploded four or five times.
Analysis of paint samples from explosion proved inconclusive.
Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
April 17, 1960; Richards-Gebauer AFB, Missouri. 8:29 p.m.
Witnesses: USAF Maj. J.G. Ford and Link representative A.
Chapdelaine, using a 48x telescope. One reddish glow made an odd
orbit for 2.5 minutes.
April 25, 1960; Shelby, Montana. 7-10 p.m. Witness: Mrs. M.
Clark. Five circular objects flew in trail formation, hovered
and accelerated and made sharp turns. Case file includes other
reports from Mrs. Clark for previous 3 years.
July 19, 1960; St. Louis, Missouri. 8:30 p.m. Witness: T.L.
Ochs. One round, bright red light flew overhead, stopped and
hovered, and then backed up. Sighting lasted 20 minutes. Note:
Ochs reported similar sightings on three following nights.
Aug. 23, 1960; Wichita, Kansas. 3::24 a.m. Witness: Boeing
aeronautical engineer C.A. Komiske. One round object with yellow
lights coming from what looked like three triangular windows at
bottom. Object was dull orange. Flew in an arc for 2 minutes.
Aug. 29, 1960; Crete, Illinois. 4:05 p.m. Witness: farmer Ed
Schneeweis. One shiny, round, silver object flew straight up
very fast for 18 seconds.
Sept. 10, 1960; Ridgecrest, California. 9:50 p.m. Witnesses:
Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Evans. Two light gray glowing objects, saucer
or boomerang-shaped, which swished when accelerating. Seen 1-2
Oct. 5, 1960; Mt. Kisko, New York. 7:37 p.m. Witness: E.G.
Crossland. One bright, star-like light moved across 120^ of sky
in 20 seconds.
Nov. 27, 1960; Chula Vista, California. 7:30 p.m. Witnesses:
Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Hart. One orange-red point of light made huge
circles and stopped during the 20-30 minute sighting.
Nov. 29, 1960; south of Kyushu, Japan. 6:38 p.m. Witnesses:
USAF Lt. Col. R.L. Blwlin (sp?) and Maj. F.B. Brown, flying a
T-33 jet trainer. One white light 8lowed and paralleled the
course of the T-33 for 10 minutes.
Feb, 27, 1961; Bark River, Michigan. 10:15 p.m. Witness: Mrs.
LaPalm. One fiery-red, round object, preceded by light rays,
slowed and descended, while her dog howled. Sighting lasted 10
Spring, 1961; Kemah, Texas. Case missing from official files.
April 24, 1961; 200 miles SW of San Francisco, California (35′
50′ N., 125′ 40 W.). 3:34 a.m. Witnesses: aircraft commander
Capt. H.J. Savoy and navigator lst Lt. M.W. Rand, on USAF RC-l2lD
patrol plane. One reddish-white, round object or light, similar
to satellite. Observed for 8 minutes.
May 22, 1961; Tyndall AFB, Florida. 4:30 p.m. Witnesses: Mrs.
A.J. Jones and Mrs. R.F. Davis. One big silver dollar disc
hovered and revolved, then suddenly disappeared after 15 minutes.
June 2, 1961; Miyako Jima, Japan. 10:17 P.m. Witnesses: lst
Lt. R.N. Monahan and Hazeltine Electric Co. technical
representative D.W. Mattison. One blue-white light flew erratic
course at varying speed, in an arc-like path for 5 minutes.
July 7, 1961; Copemish, Michigan. 11 p.m. Witness: waitress
Nannette Hilley. One large ball flew slow, split into four after
45 minutes. Four flew close formation, descended and flew away
to the west. Total sighting lasted 1 hour.
July ll, 1961; Springfield, Ohio. 7:45 p.m. Witnesses: ex-air
navigator G. Scott, Mrs. Scott, and neighbors. One round, bright
light like shiny aluminum, passed overhead in 20 minutes.
July 20, 1961; Houston, Texas. 88 a.m. Witnesses: Trans-Texas
Airlines Capt. A.V. Beather, flying DC-3, plus vague report from
ground radar. Two very bright white light or objects flew in
trail formation for 30 minutes.
Aug. 12, 1961; Kansas City, Kansas. 9 p.m. Witnesses: college
seniors J.B. Furkenhoff and Tom Phipps. One very large oval
object with a fin extending from one edge to the center; like a
sled with lighted car running boards. Hovered at 50′ altitude
for 3-5 minutes, then flew straight up and east.
Nov. 21, 1961; Oldtown, Florida. 7:30 p.m. Witnesses: C.
Locklear and Helen Hatch. One round, red-orange object flew
straight up and faded after 3-4 minutes.
Nov. 23, 1961; Sioux City, Iowa. 9:30 p.m. Witness: F.
Braunger. One bright red star flew straight and level for 15
Dec. 13, 1961; Washington, D.C. 5:05 p.m. Witnesses: C.F.
Muncy, ex-U.S. Navy pilot W.J. Myers, and G. Weber. One dark
diamond-shaped object with a bright tip flew straight and level
for 1-3 minutes.
Feb. 25, 1962; Kotzbue, Alaska. 7:20 p.m. Witnesses: one U.S.
Army private, six anonymous civilians. One red light, trailed 30
seconds later by a blue light. Sighting lasted 5 minutes.
March l, 1962; Salem, New York. 10:35 p.m. Witness: Mrs. L.
Doxsey, 66. One gold-colored box, 12-14″x3-4″, flew straight and
level across the horizon for 3-4 minutes.
March 26, 1962; Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. 1:35 p.m.
Witness: USAF Capt. J.M. Lowery, from an unspecified aircraft.
One thin, cylindrical object–l/3 snout, 2/3 tail fins–flew at
an estimated Mach 2.7 (2,000 m.p.h.) for 5-8 seconds.
March 26, 1962; Naperville, Illinois. 11:40 p.m. Witnesses:
Mrs. D. Wheeler, Claudine Milligan. Six or eight red balls,
arranged in a rectangular formation, became two objects with
lights by the end of the 15 minute sighting.
March 26, 1962; Westfield, Massachusette. 10:45 p.m. Witnesses:
many unidentified young people. One large red ball flew or fell
down, then went back up during 3-10 minute sighting. Note: May
April 4, 1962; Wurtland, Kentucky. 0150Z. Witnesses: G.R.
Wells and J. Lewis, using 117x telescope. One small object
changing brightness, gave off smoke but remained stationary like
a comet for 6 minutes. Case missing from official files.
June 21, 1962; Indianapolis, Indiana. 4 a.m. Witnesses: Lt.
Col. H. King and tail gunner M/Sgt. Roberts, aboard a B-52 heavy
jet bomber. Three bright, star-like lights: one seen; 10
seconds later, two more were seen. Total sighting took 3
June 30, 1962; Richmond, Virginia. 9 a.m. Witness: 13 year old
Meadors. One red, star-like light seen for an unspecified length
of time. No further details in files.
July 19, 1962. Bayhead, New Jersey. 9:30 p.m. Witnesses: C.T.
Loftus, H. Wilbert. Four or five lights darted about the sky for
July 29, 1962; Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 11:20 p.m.
Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Barton. One bright cherry-red,
diamond-shaped object flew slow, hovered, made fast 1/2 loops for
Aug. 18, 1962; Bermuda. 5 p.m. Witnesses: owner M. Sheppard
and chief announcer A. Seymour of radio station. Three
dull-white, egg-shaped objects wavered as they moved for 20
Sept. 21, 1962; WSW of Biloxi, Mississippi, in the Gulf of
Mexico. 7:37 p.m. Witness: fishing boat captain S.A. Guthrie.
Two objects, red and black with orange streaks, one as big as the
Moon, and the other smaller. Arced across the sky for 13
Oct. 23, 1962; Farmington, Utah. 3 p.m. Witness: R.O.
Christensen. One grey and silver ball, trailing what looked like
twine with two knots in it, swerved, and climbed away at a 45′
angle, making a sound like a flock of ducks (rushing air).
Nov. 17, 1962; Tampa, Florida. 99 p.m. Witness: F.L. Swindale,
college graduate and ex-USMC Capt. Three bright star-like lights
approached, hovered and bounced, then faded after 11-15 minutes.
May 18, 1953; New Plymouth, New Zealand. 10:30 p.m. Witness:
C.S. Chapman, 15. One white, fuzzy, flashing light hovered and
darted around for 4 minutes.
May 22, 1963; Pequannock, New Jersey. 10:45 p.m. Witness: Myra
Jackson. Four pink wheels spun or rolled very fast from east to
west in succession, each taking about 1 second.
June 15, 1963; 200 miles north of Venezuela (14* 27′ N., 69* 57′
E.). 10:39 a.m. Witness: 3rd Mate R.C. Chamberlin, of S/
Thetis. One luminous disc travelled at 1.5 times the speed of
satellite for 3-4 minutes.
Summer, 1963; Middletown, New York. 9:30 or 10 p.m. Witness:
Grace Dutcher. Eight-ten lights moved at random, then in an oval
formation, then singly, during the 1 minute sighting.
July 1, 1963; Glen Ellyn, Illinois. 8 p.m. Witness: R.B.
Stiles, ll, using a theodolite. One light, the size of a match
head at arm’s length, flashed and moved around the sky for 1.5
Aug. 11, 1963; Warrenville, Illinois. 10 p.m. Witness: R.M.
Boersma. One light moved around the sky for 20 seconds.
Aug. 13, 1963; St. Gallen, Switzerland. 8:04 p.m. Witness:
A.F. Schelling. One fireball became a dark object after 4
minutes, and then a bigger glow, a minute later, and finally
exploded. Note: same witness had another, undescribed, sighting
on Aug. 14
Sept. 14, 1963; Susanville, California. 3:15 p.m. Witness:
E.A. Grant, veteran of 37 years training forest fire lookouts for
the U.S. Forest Service. One round object intercepted a long
object and either attached itself to the latter or disappeared.
Sighting lasted l0 minutes.
Sept. 15, 1963; Vandalia, Ohio. 66 p.m. Witness: Mrs. F.E.
Roush. Two very bright gold objects–one shaped like a banana
and the other like an ear of corn–one remained stationary, the
other moved from west to north during 10 minutes,
Oct. 4, 1963; Bedford, Ohio. 3:32 p.m. Witness: R.E.
Carpenter, 15. One intense oblong light with tapered ends and
surrounded by an aqua haze, flashed and flickered while
stationary for 15 seconds.
Oct. 23, 1963; Meridian, Idaho. 8:35 p.m. Witnesses: several
unnamed students, including Gordon. One object shaped like a
circle from below and like a football from the side, hovered low
over the observers, making a deep, pulsating, loud, extremely
irritating sound, for 6 minutes.
Oct. 24, 1963; Cupar Fife, Scotland. No time given. Witnesses:
A. McLean (12) and G. McLean (8). One light moved for an
unspecified length of time. No further details in files. Note:
Project Blue Book chief Maj. H. Quintanilla told the youngsters,
in a letter, that this was “one of the most complete” of the
unexplained cases for the year.
Dec. 11, 1963; McMinnville, Oregon. 7 a.m. Witness: W.W.
Dolan, professor of mathematics and astronomy, and dean of the
faculty of Linfield College. One bright, star-like light
hovered, slowed, dimmed and flashed in 1 minute.
Dec. 16, 1963; 800 miles north of Midway Island (40* N., 175* 54′
W.). 5:05 p.m. Witness: unspecified persons aboard a military
aircraft. One white light blinked 2-3 times per second as it
moved very fast across the sky for 15 seconds.
April 3, 1964; Monticello, Wisconsin. 9 p.m. Witnesses: Mr.
and Mrs. R. Wold (he was a graduate student in anthropology).
Four huge red lights in a rectangular formation, with a white
light above, were near the ground, tilted and flew away after 3-4
April 11, 1964; Homer, New York. 6:30 p.m. Witnesses:
physiotherapist W.B. Ochsner and wife. Two cloud-like objects
darkened; one shot away and returned during the 30-45 minute
April 24, 1964; Socorro, New Mexico. 5:45 p.m. Witness:
Socorro policeman Lonnie Zamora. Watched object with flame
underneath descend toward the desert. Two small humanoids
observed near vertical oval on ground. Later watched object take
off with a roar, go silent and fly away. Burning and charred
brush found at landing sight.
May 9, 1964; Chicago, Illinois. 10:20 p.m. Witness: J.R. Betz,
U.S. District Court reporter. Three light green crescent-shaped
objects, about half the apparent size of the Moon, flew very fast
in tight formation from east to west, oscillating in size and
color for 3 seconds.
May 18, 1964; Mt. Vernon, Virginia. 5:15 p.m. Witness: civil
engineer F. Meyers. One small, glowing white oval split twice
after moving from the right of the Moon around to the left.
Sighting lasted 17 minutes.
May 26, 1964; Cambridge, Massachusetts. 7:43 p.m. Witness: P.
Wankowicz, RAF pilot and ex-Smithsonian satellite tracker. One
thin, white ellipsoid (3.5 times as long as wide) flew straight
and level for 3-4 seconds.
May 26, 1964; Pleasantview, Pennsylvania. 11 p.m. Witness:
Rev. H.C. Shaw. One yellow-orange light, shaped like the bottom
of a ball, was spotted in a field and chased down the road for 2
June 13, 1964; Toledo, Ohio. 9:15 p.m. Witness: B.L. English,
announcer for radio station WTOD. Three glowing white spheres,
glowing red on their sides, moved slow, hovered and then moved in
circles very fast, all the while making a low, rumbling sound.
July 16, 1964; 15 miles south of Houghton Lake, Michigan. 11:15
p.m. Witness: Northern Air Service pilot K. Jannereth. Four
white lights in a stepped-up echelon formation, were joined by
two more. They closed in on the airplane, then rapidly slowed nd
flew along with it for a total of 5 minutes.
July 20, 1964; Littleton, Illinois. 4:45 a.m. Witness: J.J.
Winkle. One 60′ diameter round-topped, flat-bottomed object with
a long acetylene-colored flame shooting downward, flew straight
and level, made a half loop, then rose up. Sighting lasted l
July 27, 1964; Norwich, New York. 7:30 p.m. Witness:
Duabert, engineering supervisor. One aluminum sphere with a
luminous ring, remained stationary for 4-5 minutes.
July 27, 1964; Denver, Colorado. 8:20 p.m. Witness: A. Borsa.
One white ball of fire, the size of a car, climbed slowly, then
speeded up. Sighting lasted 2-3 minutes.
Aug. 10, 1964; Wake Island. 5:16 a.m. Witnesses: aircraft
commander Capt. B.C. Jones and navigator lst Lt. H.J. Cavender,
in parked USAF C-124 transport plane. One reddish, blinking
light approached the runway, stopped and made several reverses
during 2 minutes.
Aug. 15, 1964; New York, New York. 1:20 a.m. Witness: S.F.
D’Alessandro. One 10’x5′ bullet-shaped object with wavy lines on
the rounded front part and six pipes along the straight rear
portion, made a “whishhh” sound. Witness’ dog growled during
Aug. 15, 1964; Yosemite National Park, California. 8:15 a.m.
Witnesses: E.J. Haug, of the San Francisco Orchestra and the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music; and C.R. Bubb, a high school
mathematics teacher. Three bright silver, round objects, in a
stack formation, flew very fast, changing positions within the
formation. The sound of rushing air was heard during the 3-4
Aug. 18, 1964; Atlantic Ocean, 200 miles east of Dover, Delaware.
12:35 a.m. Witnesses: Maj. D.W. Thompson and First Pilot lst
Lt. J.F. Jonke, on a USAF C-124 transport plane. One round,
blurred, reddish-white object was on a collision course with the
C-124 from ahead and below. The airplane evaded the object.
Sighting las ted 2 minutes.
Sept. 10, 1964; Cedar Grove, New Jersey. 7:09 p.m. Witness:
chemist P.H. DePaolo. Four white lights, 3-4 apart, were seen
to the north, going west for 45 seconds.
Nov. 14, 1964; Menominee Falls, Wisconsin. 9:40 p.m. Witnesses:
Dr. G.R. Wagner, MD; and two girls. Three dim, reddish lights
flew through a 160^ arc in 5-6 seconds.
Nov. 19, 1964; 1,400 miles east of Tokyo, Japan (34′ 55′ N., 164*
05′ E.). Witnesses: unidentified military persons. One bright
white flashing light was travelling from horizon to horizon in 20
Jan, 23, 1965; Williamsburg, Virginia. 8:40 a.m. Witness: Mr.
T.F. Mains. One mushroom or lightbulb-shaped object, 75-80′
high, 25′ diameter on top and l0′ bottom diameter; metallic grey
with a red-orange glow on the near side and a blue glow on the
far side. The object made a sound like a vacuum cleaner. The
witness’ car electrical system was affected as the object moved
away at an altitude of 4′. The sighting lasted 25 seconds.
March 4, 1965; Corvallis, Oregon. 9:23 p.m. Witness: W.V.
Harrison. Three lights rose from the ground, several seconds
apart. The next day, an oily spot was found at the site.
March 8, 1965; Mt. Airy, Maryland. 7:40 p.m. Witness: J.H.
Martin, instrument maker for U.S. Bureau of Standards. Six
lights flew overhead slowly for 3 minutes.
April 4, 1965; Keesler AFB, Mississippi. 4:05 a.m. Witnesses:
USAF A/2c Corum, a weather observer; confirmation by college
student R. Pittman not clear from available data. One 40′ black,
oval object with four lights along the bottom, flew in and out of
the clouds for 15 seconds.
May 7, 1965; Oxford, Michigan. 7:30 p.m. Witness: M.E.
Marshall. One light, like a satellite, split into two parts, one
of which was copperish color, then two more joined up. One
object may have been tumbling. Sighting lasted 1 minute.
July 6, 1965; Kiel, Wisconsin. 9:30 p.m. Witness: Mrs. E.R.
Hayner. One flashing light, like a satellite, was seen for less
than 1 minute. No further data was in the files.
July 25, 1965; Castalia, Ohio. 9:15 p.m. Witness: amateur
astronomer M.D. Harris, 16. One bright blue star crossed 90 of
sky in 10-15 seconds.
Aug. 4, 1965; Dallas, Texas. 9:30 p.m. Witness: J.A. Carter,
19. One light flew fast, straight and level for 12 seconds. No
further data in files.
Aug. 4, 1965; Tinley Park, Illinois. 11:35 p.m. Witnesses: two
unnamed 14 year olds. One light moved around the sky for 16-17
seconds. No further data in files.
Aug. 19, 1965; Cherry Creek New York. 8:20 p.m. Witnesses:
Mrs. William Butcher, son Harold, 17, and children. A large
elliptical object, with a reddish vapor underneath, came close to
the ground, then shot straight up into the clouds a few seconds
later. Radio drowned out by static, a tractor engine stopped.
When the object was on the ground, a steady beeping sound could
be heard. Afterwards, a strange odor was noticed, and the next
day, a purplish liquid, 2″x2″ marks and patches of singed grass
were found at the site. A bull bellowed and tried to break its
Aug. 30, 1965; Urbana, Ohio. 10:30 p.m. Witnesses: M.A. Lilly,
N. Smith, T. Nastoff. One white ball, 5-8′ in diameter and
trailed by a 2-3′ light, hit the road 100′ in front of the
witness’ car, bounced and flew away. Sighting lasted 3-4
Sept. 3, 1965; Exeter, New Hampshire. 2 a.m. Witnesses: Exeter
Patrolmen Eugene Bertrand, Jr. and David Hunt, and Norman
Muscarello. One large, dark, elliptical object with a row of red
lights around it, moved slowly and erratically around houses and
trees, while lights blinked in sequence. Farm animals were very
noisy. Sighting lasted about 1 hour.
Sept. 3, 1965; Damon, Texas. 11 p.m. Witnesses: Brazoria
County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Billy McCoy and Deputy Robert
Goode. One triangular object, 150-200′ long, 40-50′ 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. Came
from distance to 150′ off highway and 100′ in the air. Purple
light illuminated ground beneath object and interior of police
car. Driver felt heat on his left arm. Initial sighting lasted
5-10 minutes. Second sighting.occurred later that night.
Sept. 25, 1965; Chisholm, Minnesota. 9:55 a.m. Witness: Bett
Diamon. Five orange lights in a row flew fast and made an abrupt
turn during the 1 minute sighting.
Sept. 25, 1965; Rodeo, New Mexico. 10 p.m. Witnesses: Dr.
George Walton, physical chemist, and wife. Two round white
objects flew side-by-side, at 30-50′ altitude, pacing the
witnesses’ car for 6 minutes.
Oct. 4, Middletown, Ohio. Wiitness: Tucker. Case missing
from official files.
Feb. 2, 1966; Salisbury, North Carolina. 11:15 p.m. Witnesses:
Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Wise. One silver, diamond-shaped object with
several balls constantly in very fast motion around it, and much
light. Object hovered over the trees for 3-4 minutes, while a
dog barked, and then zipped out of sight. Sighting lasted 1
Feb. 6, 1966; Nederland, Texas. 5:45 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and
Mrs. K.R. Gulley. One yellow, lighted object at 500; altitude
and a pulsating red glow on the lawn. The house lights went out,
and high frequency bothered the witnesses’ ears. Sighting lasted
March 20, 1966; Miami, Florida.. 12:15 a.m. Witness: USAF Res.
Maj. K.C. Smith, employee of NASA at Cape Kennedy. One pulsating
light which varied from white to intense blue made a jerky ascent
and then rapidly accelerated away to the north after 5 minutes.
March 22, 1966; Houston, Texas. 1:30 a.m. Witness: S.J.
Musachia. White flashing lights, and the air full of smoke. Lit
up witness’ apartment. Sound of “yen ” heard up close
during 4 minute sighting.
March 23, 1966; Temple, Oklahoma. 5:05 a.m. Witness: W.E.
Laxson. One large object, like a wingless C-124 transport plane;
75′ long, 8′ high and 12′ wide; with a bubble canopy on top. Sat
on highway, a man dressed in military work clothes entered, and
it rose after about 40 seconds.
March 26, 1966; Texhoma, Oklahoma. Midnight. Witnesses: Mrs.
P.N. Beer and Mrs. E. Smith. One flashing light buzzed their car
from the front then hovered. Sighting lasted l0 minutes.
April 5, 1966; Alto, Tennessee. 11:55 p.m. Witness: W. Smith.
One oval object with a dark top, appeared cone-shaped when
moving. It made a high-frequency noise during the 2.5 hour
April 5, 1966; Lycoming, New York. 3 a.m. Witness: Lillian
Louis. One vapor-like sphere hovered and spun at low altitude,
shooting its exhaust onto the ground below. Sighting of 1
April 30, 1966; Sacramento, California. 3:15 a.m. Witness:
Anita Miller. One light moved around the sky for 2.5 hours. No
further detail in files.
May 7, 1966; Goodfellow AFB, Texas. 9:55 p.m. Witness: A/3c
W.L. Whitehead. One short, cylindrical object with pointed ends
and a yellow light at one end and blue light at the other, flew
straight and level for 35 seconds.
June 6, 1966; Spooner, Wisconsin. 9:30 p.m. Witness: Dorothy
Gray. Two domed discs with sparkling upper surfaces and square
windows in their tops, revolved above a lake, apparently causing
strange behavior of the lake water during the 25 second sighting.
June 8, 1966; Kansas, Ohio. 6:45 a.m. Witness: Max Baker. One
bright silver, cigar-shaped object, as long as an airliner,
buzzed the witness’ car. Sighting lasted 1 minute.
June 18, 1966; Burnsville, North Carolina. 12:30 a.m.
Witnesses: members of a Boy Scout group, including Sterrett.
One bell-shaped object with three flashing red lights hovered for
5 hours and was then joined by six others.
June 27, 1966; 400 miles east of Wake Island (19* N., 172* E.).
4 a.m. Witness: Radio Officer Steffen Soresen, of the S/ Mt.
Vernon Victory. One “cloud” expanded with a light inside, and
then accelerated away after several minutes.
July l1, 1966; Union, Pennsylvania. 7:45 p.m. Witnesses: Carl
Wood and Charles Hawthorne. One large (100′ wide, 20′ high)
bright red object with small windows and yellow lights. The
object emitted a humming noise, seemingly from the outside, and a
qrinding noise which seemed to come from inside. Observed for 1
July 25, 1966; Vanceboro, North Carolina. 1 a.m. Witness:
college student James Clark. One object which changed color from
orange to red to blue to green and back to orange. Followed
witness’ car at high speed, then stopped and hovered over the
car. Rose and flew up and out of sight in less than 5 seconds.
Entire sighting involved about 1 hour.
July 31, 1966; Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania. 7:25 p.m.
Witnesses: Douglas Tibbetts, 16; Betty Klem, 16; Anita Haifley,
22; and Gerald Labelle, 29. Square or hexagonal object with
edges lit or reflecting light, came tumbling down from right to
left. Stopped 5-10′ above the beach and settled heavily down;
circle of spotlights at top were visible when it was on the
ground. Sighting lasted 5 minutes. .
Aug. 19, 1966; Donnybrook, North Dakota. 4:50 p.m. Witness:
U.S. Border Patrolman Don Flickenger. Round disc with domed top,
30′ in diameter and 15′ high, colored white, silvery or aluminum.
Moved across a valley from the southeast, hovered over a
reservoir, appeared to land in a small field, then rose up into
clouds very rapidly. Sighting lasted 5 minutes.
Aug. 23, 1966; Columbus, Ohio. 77 p.m. Witnesses: Broomall and
Gilpin. One circular, luminous white object split into five
objects and all streaked away toward the west. Sighting lasted
Aug. 26, 1966; Gaylesville, Alabama. 8:50 p.m. Witnesses: Mr.
and Mrs. Funk and their three children. A cluster of four small,
glowing, orange-yellow lights in a triangular formation, moved
from east to west for 4.5 minutes.
Sept. 1, 1966; Willsboro, New York. 2:45 p.m. Witness: T.H.
Ridman. One oval object with lights that flashed red and white
and occasionally blue, travelled west, then disappeared downward.
It returned, several minutes later, at which time a loud noise
was heard. The entire sighting lasted 30 minutes.
Sept. 6, 1966; Suffolk County AFB, New York. 6:50 p.m.
Witnesses: Stahl and Ladesic. One white cylinder of light came
from the east at high speed, stopped and hovered for 3 minutes,
and then turned and slowly disappeared. Sighting lasted 8
Sept. 9, 1966; Franklin Springs, New York. 9 p.m. Witness:
Jacobson. One solid object, larger than an army tank, with
lights all around it, made a low humming sound and disappeared
into woods at the end of the 30 minute sighting.
Sept. 13, 1966; Gwinner, North Dakota. 7:30 a.m. Witness:
Rotenberger. One silvery-grey ellipse with a clear bubble
protruding from its top, hovered about a mile away, then landed
within 300 yards and took off very fast. It made a low-pitched
whine during the 5 minute sighting.
Sept. 28, 1966; Wilmington, Ohio. 3:38 p.m. Witness: Clarke.
Three round, oval-shaped, aluminum-colored objects with rotating
rings around them. Two remained stationary, while the third
varied its altitude during the 90 second sighting.
Oct. 5, 1966; Osceola, Wisconsin. Witnesses: several members of
one family. One small, bright orange, moon-shaped object
remained stationary in the northeast for about 20 minutes, then
suddenly took off very fast to the WNW.
Oct. 23, 1966; Southhampton, Long Island, New York. 6 p.m.
Witness: Mr Acquino. One object with arms in front of it which
sparkled like an arc-light. Traveled south along some power
lines, then turned southwest. Made a slight humming sound during
the 4 minute sighting.
Oct. 26, 1966; Cold Bay Air Force Station, Alaska. No time
given. Witness: civilian control tower operator Ralston. One
white object approached runway at 50′ altitude. Runway lights
were then turned on, and object accelerated and climbed away so
fast that witness was unable to use binoculars. Sighting lasted
Nov. 8, 1966; Saginaw, Michigan. At night. Witness: college
graduate Annis. A group of lights that flashed and changed color
hung stationary, almost touching the road, and would abruptly
vanish during the 5 minute sighting.
Dec. 25, 1966; Monroe, Oregon. 33 a.m. Witnesses: civilians and
military persons. Three round objects, as large as cars, gave
off vapor, then became three bright reddish-orange lights. Blast
at beginning of 90 minute sighting pushed one witness against a
Feb. 6, 1967; Odessa, Delaware. 8:45 p.m. Witnesses: Donald
and Marie Guseman. One large, Saturn-shaped object–5O’ in
diameter and 20′ high–with two bright lights, a green light on
one side and a red light on the other. Hovered motionless over
the trees, then slowly moved north and suddenly disappeared after
Feb. 12, 1967; Grand Rapids, Michigan. 3:40 a.m. Witness: Mr.
Lou Atkinson. Four fluorescent, football-shaped objects, a dull,
almost grey luminous color; flew northeast in a very rigid
formation for 4-10 seconds. Made a chirping noise.
Feb. 16, 1967; Stoughton, Wisconsin. 9:11 p.m. Witness: Miss
Lynn Marsh. One light with faded edges seemed to follow observer
in her car for 5-6 minutes.
Feb. 20, 1967; Oxford, Wisconsin. 3:10 a.m. Witness: USAF
veteran/truck driver Stanton Summer. One orange-red object flew
parallel to truck for 2 minutes.
Feb. 27, 1967; Grand Haven, Michigan. 8:19 p.m. Witnesses:
Sheriff Grysen, wife and others. Large white light, with smaller
red and green lights seen to the sides. Made almost
instantaneous 90^ turn to left, shot out over road and stopped,
moving too fast to follow. Sighting lasted 1 hour, 11 minutes.
March 6, 1967; Benton Harbor, Michigan. 12:01 a.m. Witnesses:
Jerome Wolanin, assistant news director of radio station and
former policeman, and wife. One round saucer or oval-shaped
object with red, green and yellow lights around bottom rim which
pulsated red. Flew level, east to west, and was joined by second
object from west. First object opened top, second came over and
hovered for 30 seconds and disappeared. Sighting lasted more
than 40 minutes. Objects made hissing sound.
March 6, 1967; Galesburg-Moline, Illinois. 4:25 a.m. Witness:
Deputy Sheriff Frank Courson. One object shaped like a rubber
cup which is placed under furniture leg, with a dome set in the
cup. Bottom of object spun rapidly, rim pulsated red. Approached
witness and passed overhead at low altitude, making a hieeing
March 9, 1967; Galesburg, Illinois. 7:10 p.m. Witnesses: two
housewives. One object shaped like a pancake with a rounded top;
object was pulsating red, with red lights around its rim.
Approached witnesses and seemed to explode with a brilliant white
light that lasted 10 seconds and almost blinded them. Then it
accelerated to the north and disappeared.
March 9, 1967; Onawa, Iowa. 9:05 p.m. Witness: Jack Lindley.
One bright white, saucer-shaped object, as big as a jet airliner,
flew straight and fast to the east for 2 minutes.
March 22, 1967; Wapello, Iowa. 10:20 p.m. Witness: Douglas
Eutsler, 15. Fluorescent, solid, multicolored lights stood
still, then flew away at high speed after 1 minute.
March 24, 1967; Belt, Montana. 99 p.m. Witness: truck driver
Ken Williams. One dome-shaped object, emitting a bright light,
landed in a ravine. As the witness approached, it took off and
settled back, hidden from the highway. Sighting lasted several
March 26, 1967; New Winchester, Ohio. 4 p.m. Witnesses: man,
woman, three boys. One oval object, which looked like copper or
brass with the sun shining on it, flew from southeast to
northwest with tumbling motion for 30 minutes.
May 17, 1967; Rural Hall, North Carolina. 8:30 p.m. Witness:
Red Ledford. One round, orange-colored object, similar in size
to a small aircraft, zigzagged back and forth over a jet that was
heading northeast for 5 minutes.
June 24, 1967; Austin, Texas. 3:12 a.m. Witness: artist Ray
Stanford. One solid, blue-white, elliptical object flew from
northwest to northeast and stopped, seemingly in response to
flashlight signal, for 1.5 minutes. The object then proceeded
along its original path at high speed and disappeared behind
clouds. Sighting lasted 9 minutes.
June 29′ 1967; Scotch Plains, New Jersey. 1:30 a.m. Witness:
truck driver Damon Brown. One oyster-shaped object–2OO’ wide,
and 25-30′ thick–with a huge red light at each end and one on
the bottom, and a row of blue lights along the bottom. Circled
m.n aircraft, hovering then moving rapidly, and then followed the
witness’ car for about 500′, veered south and departed at great
speed after 8-10 minutes.
July 10, 1967; Lizelia, Mississippi. 5:50 p.m. Witness: golf
pro Harold Washington (Capt, USMC, ret.). One object with a
dome, the top colored gunmetal blue, the bottom the color of old
lead. Moved east, crossed the highway tilted upward, moved to
the right, accelerated and disappeared into the clouds after 3-5
seconds. Object made a swishing sound.
Oct. 18, 1967; Lake Charles, Louisiana. 9 p.m. Witness: John
Herbert. One bright, fiery ball flashed four times while moving
east, just above the tree tops. Sighting lasted 1 minute.
Feb. 9, 1968; Groveton, Missouri. 4:20 a.m. Witness: Mr. R.W.
Bland. One object, 100′ in diameter, with concave sides having
“portholes” in the center of each gave off yellow-green light.
Hovered 25′ above ground, then moved rapidly toward the
southwest. Gave off pulsating sound, like a length of wire
whirled at high speed above the head. Sighting lasted 1-5
Sept. 15, 1968; near Ocala, Florida. 9:30 p.m. Witness:
missionary pilot Jay Cole, flying a Beech C-45 twin-engined
utility plane. One light performed aerobatics for 15 minutes and
then vanished. A second light appeared, heading toward them on a
collision course, made a 90* turn and disappeared. Later, ground
radar told them a target was following them. Sightings lasted 15
Nov. 23, 1968. Newton, Georgia. 8:05 p.m. Witness: Mr. Jones,
accountant. One oblong light, 120-150′ wide. Hovering 75′ above
the ground, it emitted a beam that lit the ground. Radio gave
off static, then car engine stopped. Light flew away vertically
and car engine restarted itself. Sighting lasted 3-4 minutes.
Jan. 17, 1969; Crittenden, Virginia. 3:24 a.m. Witness: Mr.
Roman Lupton, test facility mechanic. Several amber lights–one
of them blinking–in an elliptical formation, flew forward slowly
while moving up and down, then turned and disappeared after 2
minutes. Made a humming sound.