UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 2: 1950 up to and including 1959

UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 2: 1950 up to and including 1959, v1.46 - Compiled 10/3/2023

An automated compilation by Richard Geldreich, Jr. using public data from Dr. Jacques Vallée,
Pea Research, George M. Eberhart,
Richard H. Hall, Dr. Donald A. Johnson,
Fred Keziah, Don Berliner,
Larry Hatch, NICAP, Thomas R. Adams, George D. Fawcett, Chris Aubeck, Philip L. Rife, Richard Dolan, Jérôme Beau, Godelieve Van Overmeire, and an anonymous individual or group.

Some non-summarized events fall under one of these copyrights:

  • Richard Geldreich, Jr. - Copyright (c) 2023 (events marked "maj2" unless otherwise attributed)
  • Dr. Jacques F. Vallée - Copyright (c) 1993
  • LeRoy Pea - Copyright (c) 9/8/1988 (updated 3/17/2005)
  • George M. Eberhart - Copyright (c) 2022
  • Dr. Donald A. Johnson - Copyright (c) 2012
  • Fred Keziah - Copyright (c) 1958
  • Larry Hatch - Copyright (c) 1992-2002
  • Thomas R. Adams - Copyright (c) 1991
  • Richard Dolan - Copyright (c) 2002
  • Jérôme Beau - Copyright (c) 2000-2023

Update History:

  • v1.46: Adding ~3700 events, translated from the French chronology Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI by Belgian ufologist Godelieve Van Overmeire, 1935-2021. Note these events are from the old HTML version on archive.org, not the larger (10k event) PDF version. It is unclear if these events are copyrighted. I didn’t see a copyright in either the HTML or PDF versions.
  • v1.43: Added ~3160 events, translated from a French chronology to English using OpenAI, from rr0.org. I believe this chronology was composed by Jérôme Beau. Its license is here.
  • v1.40: Added digitized events/newspaper clippings from Frank Scully’s papers at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY, summarized the events from the timeline on the Disclosure Diaries website, and added more misc. events. Fixed auto-translation issue in the search page.
  • v1.38: Added a client-side search engine. There are a bunch of features I’m going to add to this engine, for now it can only search for keywords in the desc, location and and reference fields.
  • v1.37: Updated intro text, added total number of events to each event year, added a few 1800’s events.
  • v1.36: Extracted and summarized the events in the book It Didn’t Start with Roswell by Philip L. Rife. Also extracted the military UFO events from Richard Dolan’s book UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973.
  • v1.34: Added more modern events, 1917 Mystery Airplane newspaper articles.
  • v1.33: More events: Events from George D. Fawcett, short AI summaries of Stringfield’s 1978 MUFON symposium presentation, and short AI summaries of the pre-industrial era sighting events from the book Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times.
  • v1.30: Added 203 Mystery Helicopter/mutilation related events (1970’s-1980’s) compiled by author/researcher Thomas R. Adams (1945-2015) (or see here), from his book The Choppers - and the Choppers, Mystery Helicopters and Animal Mutilations, minor fixes
  • v1.28: Added KWIC (Key Word in Context) index.
  • v1.27: Imported Anonymous PDF’s contents, originally from here, with fixed URL’s
  • v1.23-1.24: Added a handful of key historical events, such as Edward Tauss the head of CIA UFO disinformation in the 50’s
  • v1.22: Fixing the date of Dr. Eric W. Davis’s March, 2020 classified briefing to the Senate (I had it listed as March 2019) - info from NY Times. Basic locations added to Eberhart records using OpenAI.
  • v1.20: Split up into 5 parts, to work around iPhone web browser limits. Minor spelling and grammer fixes throughout timeline.
  • v1.15: Eberhart records now have basic locations, thanks to OpenAI’s Davinci-3 AI model. They aren’t perfect, but it’s a good start to geocoding them.
  • v1.14: Added nuclear test data, over 2000 records, from the Worldwide Nuclear Explosions paper by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards. Note the locations in the paper are approximate, and the yields are not super accurate, which are two problems I’ll fix over time. I improved the coordinates of the earliest USA/USSR tests by looking them up from Wikipedia.
  • v1.13: Split up the timeline into 4 parts. Still not the best solution, but it avoids croaking browsers.
  • v1.12: Added *U* database record data, using a custom event description decoder to handle his 1k+ abbreviations and custom syntax
  • v1.11: Crawled all ~10.5k unique URL’s in this timeline using curl and fixed dead URL’s to use archive.org.
  • v1.10: Added NICAP DB data.

Important Notes:

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I’ve split up the timeline into 4 parts, to reduce their sizes: distant past up to 1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1979, and 1980-present.

The majority of the events in this chronology are sighting related, however it’s important to be aware that this is a timeline of
UFO/UAP related events, not necessarily or exclusively UFO sightings. This is not exclusively a UFO sightings timeline or database.

Some sighting reports or events appear multiple times in this timeline because they appear in more than one data source. I view this as a useful feature.

Currently, the events are not sorted by time of day, only by date. Some sources have separate “time” fields, but most don’t. This will be fixed once the event times are automatically extracted from the description fields.

A few events don’t have firm dates, for example “Summer of 1947”, or “Late July 1952”. In these instances the compilation code uses fixed dates I selected for date sorting purposes. (See the code for the specific dates.)

Source Code:

This website is created automatically using a C++ command line tool called “ufojson”. It parses the raw text and Markdown source data to JSON format, which is then converted to a single large web page using pandoc. This tool’s source code and all of the raw source and JSON data is located here on github.

Year Ranges

  1. Part 1: Distant past up to and including 1949
  2. Part 2: 1950 up to and including 1959
  3. Part 3: 1960 up to and including 1969
  4. Part 4: 1970 up to and including 1979
  5. Part 5: 1980 to present

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Event Timeline


Year: 1950, 1139 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 7688 (89A44C8A)

Date: 1950’s
Location: Area 51
Description: “Area 51” designation appears on several atomic fallout maps.
Type: book reference
Reference: “Dreamland” by Lazar
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_385

Event 7689 (AD5E156B)

Date: 1950’s
Location: Kapustin Yar
Description: At least 11 nuclear explosions were carried out at the Soviet Kapustin Yar test site, in addition to all other launches
Type: historical event
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_386

Event 7690 (77FFDA69)

Date: Early 1950’s
Location: Carson’s Field, New Zealand
Description: Carson’s Field (speculated location), New Zealand: A New Zealand investigator receives a letter from a respected US researcher who spoke with a young American pilot. The pilot mentions he had just been sent on a mission to Australia, where he landed at a vast airport. A gigantic spacecraft was already there, where he meets a group of friendly, intelligent and good-looking men. He was told they were scientists from other planets, and he was to fly them to Scotland for a meeting. He flew them to Scotland and remained with his plane during the conference. He said that scientists from many of the world’s nations were also present.
Type: book reference
Reference: “Alien Gene”, McGhee, page 69
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_387

Event 7691 (71A01B50)

Date: 1950’s
Location: USA, New York
Description: (Translated from French) (Sometime in June.) One evening in June, people were leaving a New York theater. It was 11 pm when suddenly they saw in the middle of the intersection a man who seemed from another era. He was wearing a jacket with a row of buttons on the back, a wrinkle-free and non-reversible pants and a top hat. The people who saw him declared: “He was there, in the middle of the intersection, looking with an astonished air at the red lights, as if he had never seen them before”. Suddenly what was predictable happened, a taxi could not avoid the man who died on the spot. On him was found an identity card with the name Rudolf Fentz and old coins. The police investigation will allow to trace the trace of a certain Rudolf Fentz who mysteriously disappeared in the spring of 1876, wore the same clothes and had the same age as the man who died at an intersection of another era than his own. (1950’s)
Reference: Christian DE ZAN: “Guide of the UFO Phenomenon Hunters”, ed. De Vecchi1980, p. 25, 26; he cites J. Bergier and the team of Giornale dei Misteri in the collection “The Paths of the Impossible” ed. Albin Michel
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1434

Event 7692 (B0DD2638)

Date: 1950
Location: Soviet Union
Description: Soviet “Krasnoyarsk-26” atomic weapons project plant opens (Plutonium production)
Type: atomic plant
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_388

Event 7693 (85EC9337)

Date: 1950
Location: WA
Description: Aviator Kenneth Arnold publishes the pamphlet “The Flying Saucer as I Saw It”
Type: publication
Reference: Archive.org
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_389

Event 7694 (EDDD5476)

Date: 1950
End date: 1951
Location: US
Description: This period has been called the “Dark Ages” of UFO investigation. Following the Project Grudge report, the project was not disbanded. However, those who believed in a more positive investigation could not win support for their views–until late in 1951 when the situation was reviewed partly due to public protests.
Type: time period
Reference: “The UFO Evidence” (1964) by Richard H. Hall, page 106-108
Reference: “Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” (Dec. 1956) by Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_861

Event 7695 (B39DDBA6)

Date: 1950
End date: 1951
Location: US
Description: USAF Investigation Summary: These conclusions challenged on basis of lack of proof; “explain-away” approach adopted by investigators.
Type: investigation
Reference: “The UFO Evidence” (1964) by Richard H. Hall, page 106-108
Reference: “Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” (Dec. 1956) by Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_897

Event 7696 (85C7CD89)

Date: 1950
End date: 1955
Locations: US; UK
Description: American columinst, journalist, and television game show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen (1913-1965) writes about UFO’s, saucers and crash retrievals in her newspaper column. One of her sources was in the UK: “The British government, I learned, is withholding an official report on the ‘flying saucer’ examination at this time, possibly because it does not wish to frighten the public.” “Flying Saucer” Wreckage Assures Britons of Reality." She was told by Lord Mountbatten tthat at least one of the crashes took place during WW2. “British scientists and airmen” have examined the wreckage of a crashed flying saucer. Her informant is a “British official of Cabinet rank,”, who said “Saucers were staffed by small men—probably under four feet tall.” “Flying saucers are now regarded as of such vital importance that they will be the subject of a special hush-hush meeting of world military heads next summer.” “The Air Force has been ordered to minimize the importance of the ‘flying saucers’. But some of the official reports in locked government files read like a Buck Rogers comic strip…” The CIA may have made an attempt to gain Kilgallen as an informant. Kilgallen was a friend of Marilyn Monroe and was possibly killed.
Type: newspaper articles
Reference: Twitter
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Reference: Twitter
Reference: Twitter
Reference: Twitter
Reference: Twitter
Reference: YouTube
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_955

Event 7697 (74E278DA)

Date: 1950
Location: USA, unspecified location
Description: (Translated from French) A lesser-known contactee, John Watts, claims to have been able to visit the planet Venus in 1950 aboard a flying saucer piloted by a Venusian who was called Mara.
Reference: Jean SIDER: “Ovni, les envahisseurs démasqués”, ed. RAMUEL 1999, p 84
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1510

Event 7698 (DFF07604)

Date: 1950
Description: N. Meade Layne publishes The Ether-Ship Mystery and Its Solution, which identifies UFOs as emanating from the etheric world, which coexists with and interpenetrates ours. The etherians must lower their “vibrational” rate in order to enter our realm. UFOs are “thought-constructs” that can take many forms and densities. He considers the etherians benign.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Meade Layne, The Ether-Ship Mystery and Its Solution, Borderland Sciences Research Associates, 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1454

Event 7699 (5E34ECF7)

Date: 1950
Location: Colombia
Description: William Ortiz, a deaf-mute, claims to have the first of three close encounters (the others in 1969 and 1975) with large-eyed aliens in UFOs in Colombia. After the first two events, he finds his hearing temporarily restored. The entities communicate to him using hand signals.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:First Reported CEIII Alien Communicating with Deaf-Mute,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 3, no. 4 (Aug./Sept. 1982): 1, 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1455

Event 7700 (667D50E4)

Date: 1950
Location: Muroc AFB CA, AFB in NM
Description: Pilot Chet Swital reported that his plane and another plane were circled by UFOs, which paralyzed the plane motors and instruments over the Muroc Air Force Base in California and a New Mexico Air Force Base.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_16

Event 7701 (1866D0D5)

Date: 1950
Location: US
Description: An Air Force Intelligence Analysis showing “controlled UFO maneuvers”, that the “Flying Saucers” were real and spaceships.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_17

Event 7702 (7D6B31AC)

Date: 1950
Description: Source “LH” at Bell Laboratories states a source of his, a former NASA employee, had access to information regarding a crash retrieval in 1950. He claims the employee had access to technical material about a head-band transceiver worn by some UAP occupants; LH states the source believes he has been under surveillance and one of his colleagues at NASA involved in security risk related to UAP “disappeared.”

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_20

Event 7703 (CC68ECBF)

Date: Early 1950
Description: Author and military historian Fletcher Pratt initiated rumor waves in the press by announcing that he had obtained through confidential channels information that a flying saucer had crashed to earth and that bodies of a vaguely human appearance and about 35 inches tall had been found dead in the wreckage.
Type: rumors
Reference: Medium
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_392

Event 7704 (B5822C76)

Date: 1/1950
Description: TRUE magazine publishes first article on Flying Saucers
Type: ufological event
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_106

Event 7705 (8BDFB3E4)

Date: 1/1950
Location: ALASKA (USA) Gulf of Alaska
Description: (Translated from French) Two Aerobee launches from the SS Norton Sound.
Reference: GESAG, Launches: Ley 1958, 286
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1435

Event 7706 (1A71A17C)

Date: 1/1950
Description: (Translated from French) As in December of the previous year, the magazine True publishes a resounding article by Donald Keyhoe, with the evocative title Flying Saucers are Real, where he explains that flying saucers come from other planets, that the USAF knows it and carefully keeps the secret. He concludes: I think we are being prepared for what the UFO project already knows: that the Earth is being watched by interplanetary travelers. (January)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_811

Event 7707 (F2778630)

Date: 1/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: NORTHEAST / FT. SUMNER, NM
Description: T6 pilot. Round glowing object going quickly southwest / 500mph. 600’ away. / NICAP 1969.
Type: sighting
Reference: ALDRICH, Jan J.: Private research papers. A huge mass of hard-won information. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1474

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1250”, HatchDesc: “NE/Ft.SUMNER,NM:T6 PILOT:ROUND GLOWING OBJ >>SW/500mph:600’AWAY:/NICAP 1969”, LatLong: “34.833335 -103.500005”, LatLongDMS: “34:50:00 N 103:30:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7708 (CC4828EF)

Date: 1/1950
Description: The Ground Observer Corps, an organization of civilians who watch the skies for enemy airplanes, is created by the US Air Defense Command.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Ground Observer Corps
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1456

Event 7709 (E9C4532A)

Date: 1/1950
Locations: Seattle, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska
Description: On the Seattle, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska, route, an air freighter is paced for five minutes by a UFO. When the pilots try to close in, the craft zooms away at terrific speed. Later, the airline head reports that intelligence officers quizzed the pilots for hours. “From their questions,” he said, “I could tell they had a good idea of what the saucers are. One officer admitted they did, but he wouldn’t say any more.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucers Are Real, Gold Medal, 1950, p. 10
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1457

Event 7710 (41FA1B92)

Date: 1/1950
Locations: Ohio; Wright-Patterson AFB
Description: Keyhoe meets with Gen. Sory Smith, director of public relations for the Air Force; Maj. Jesse E. Stay and Jack T. Shea, press officers; and Maj. Jere Boggs, Pentagon liaison to Project Grudge. Most of the interview involves questions for Boggs. Keyhoe is given two looseleaf notebooks with summaries of “Project Saucer” cases. His request to visit Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio to look at the actual case files is turned down weeks later.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucers Are Real, Gold Medal, 1950, pp. 147–154
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1458

Event 7711 (73C8DE55)

Date: 1/1/1950
Description: Donald Keyhoe publishes a condensed version of “The Flying Saucers are Real” in Newspapers
Type: publication
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_391

Event 7712 (4B777AC2)

Date: 1/6/1950
Description: Wyandotte Echo Kansas City newspaper: “Coulter” (George T. Koehler) story on 2 recovered saucers, saucer near a radar installation, exotic metals, acclimation program, etc.
Type: rumors
Reference: Amazon
Reference: Newspapers.com
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_393

Event 7713 (1A749AB1)

Date: 1/6/1950
Location: HOWARD, KS
Description: Blue Book. C47 Carswell going [to] Offutt Air Force Base. 45’ metal ovoid / SL flight / 2K’ altitude. 400mph.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 102)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1475

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “317”, HatchDesc: “HOWARD,KS:BBK:C47 CARSWELL>OFFUTT AFB:45’MTL OVOID/SL FLITE/2K’alt:400mph”, LatLong: “37.472224 -96.261116”, LatLongDMS: “37:28:20 N 96:15:40 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “600”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7714 (4916CEF6)

Date: 1/6/1950
Location: Howard (near), KS
Description: Crew of C-47 transport saw a 30-60 ft silver football-shaped object flying in straight level flight. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500106
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_645

Event 7715 (5CFB729B)

Date: 1/6/1950
Description: Three military witnesses, including one named Zimmerman, were flying in a U.S. Air Force C-47 transport plane near Howard, Kansas on this day when they sighted a silverly metallic, football-shaped object flying on a straight level flight path. They estimated the object was between 30 and 60 feet long, was flying at 2,000 feet altitude at a speed of 400 mph.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, January 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 2; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_162

Event 7716 (6DA7CC33)

Date: 1/7/1950
Time: 22:20
Location: SOUTH / CORONA, NM
Description: Blue Book. 1 Air Force-man / car. Green fireball maneuvers / tens. Changes course and color. Lands?
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 103)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1476

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “2050”, HatchDesc: “S/CORONA,NM:BBK:1 AF-MAN/CAR:GRN FBL MNVRS/10s:CHANGES COURSE+COLOR:LANDS?”, LatLong: “34.166668 -105.594449”, LatLongDMS: “34:10:00 N 105:35:40 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7717 (0C1540AA)

Date: 1/7/1950
Location: Corona (south of), NM
Description: OSI Case 161 yellowish-white ball of light at about 45° elevation changing color to orange with trailing flame (FOIA; FUFOR Index) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500107
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_646

Event 7718 (5F827084)

Date: 1/7/1950
Locations: Holloman AFB; Corona, New Mexico
Description: 10:15 p.m. The assistant maintenance officer at Holloman AFB is driving south of Corona, New Mexico, when he sees a green fireball. It descends at a 60° angle, then levels out and travels 10° east before dropping out of sight behind a mountain. When first seen, it is yellowish-white, changes to orange as it descends, then turns bright blue-green as it levels out and disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “January 7, 1950, Corona, NM, OSI Case 161”: Clark III 544; Sparks, p. 78
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1459

Event 7719 (F75EA45D)

Date: 1/9/1950
Location: New Mexico
Description: Time magazine reports on rumors of crashed saucers and small humanoids in New Mexico.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Visitors from Venus,” Time, January 9, 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1460

Event 7720 (5FE306D0)

Date: 1/10/1950
Location: Las Vegas AFB, NV
Description: A man and his father stated that an object was within their vision for approximately twenty five (25) seconds and that the appearance of the object was pure silver, round “like a balloon” and apparently constructed of. a solid material, “a metal”. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP: 500110
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_647

Event 7721 (97214056)

Date: 1/12/1950
Location: Kvalleposten, Malmo, Sweden
Description: MAJORITY BELIEVE IN FLYING SAUCERS. More than 61 percent of Americans believe in flying saucers, according to a poll of opinion taken by Galaxy, the science-fiction magazine. Another 17 percent didn’t believe they exist, while 32 percent were uncertain. The younger age group was more inclined to believe in saucers than older people.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_46

Event 7722 (68D79D3A)

Date: 1/12/1950
Time: 23:30
Location: GMX NORTHWEST / CUBA
Description: Blue Book. 3 RADAR blips hover and orbit B29 / 3000mph. RADAR jammed / an extra 10 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 110)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1477

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Caribbean area”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “GMX NW/CUBA:BBK:3 RDR BLIPS HVR+ORBIT B29/3000mph:RDR JAMMED/an extra 10min:”, LatLong: “24.000001 -85.333337”, LatLongDMS: “24:00:00 N 85:20:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GMX”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7723 (F3497711)

Date: 1/12/1950
Location: Gulf of Mexico (SW of Florida), At Sea
Description: At 24° 0’ N, 85°20’ W. (McDonald list) B-29 Radar Tracks Objects (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500112
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_648

Event 7724 (73F693E8)

Date: 1/12/1950
Description: The AF Directorate of Intelligence quietly cancels the special intelligence collection directives to various government agencies for reporting UFO incidents, though routine intelligence channels still require UFO reporting, per AFCIR-CC7, “Reporting of Information on Unconventional Aircraft.” Cancellation is a follow-up to the widely announced closure of “Project Saucer.” AFOIN Director Gen. Charles P. Cabell believes that in fact AMC is taking its UFO project underground by announcing the closure. Months later Cabell discovers that AMC Intelligence under Col. Harold E. Watson is not running a secret UFO investigation, and Cabell is forced to make up for AMC’s negligence by conducting his own UFO investigations via his AF Intelligence staff.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Maj. Gen. C. P. Cabell, “Reporting of Information on Unconventional Aircraft,” January 12, 1950; Swords 498
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1461

Event 7725 (75375A11)

Date: 1/12/1950
Location: Gulf of Mexico (southwest of Florida)
Description: 11:25 p.m. A B-29 aircraft is flying over the Gulf of Mexico (southwest of Florida) on a course of 260° when three objects are noted on the radar scope orbiting the B-29 from all quadrants. The objects are noticed by the radar operator, aircraft commander, navigator, and bombardier. One object is first sighted on a bearing of 330° traveling south. The objects travel across the scope in approximately 15–20 seconds on the 100-mile range setting. In a few minutes this object is joined by two others, which disappear in a few minutes. At short ranges the object is large and well-defined on the radar scope. The object goes off for about 100 miles, turns and comes in as if for an attack, passes through the center of the scope, and emerges on the other side. The estimated speed of the object is 2,500–3,000 mph. The one object remains on the radar scope for approximately 30 minutes, following the B-29 all the time. The radar operator switches ranges on the scope and picks up the object on the 20- and 50- mile settings. Twice the object comes to within 20 miles of the aircraft and then apparently has the ability to hover, because the movement on the radar scope ceases for 5–15 seconds. After altering course the object no longer appears, but the radar is jammed for approximately 10 minutes. The crew makes no visual sighting.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “B-29 Radar Tracks Objects”; Clark III 58; Sparks, p. 79
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1462

Event 7726 (3E0B2FAF)

Date: 1/12/1950
Description: Flying over the Gulf of Mexico northwest of Cuba, a USAF B-29 picked up three unidentified radar blips. The bogeys hovered for awhile, and then orbited the B-29 at 3,000 mph. The bomber’s airborne radar jammed for an additional ten minutes after the sighting.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 10
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_272

Event 7727 (90F35045)

Date: 1/13/1950
Location: Holloman AFB, NM
Description: Observed a bright white object that changed color to red and green in northern sky (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500113
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_649

Event 7728 (AC34BCD6)

Date: 1/14/1950
Time: 16:50
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN
Description: Carload / Fairchild-Nepa workers. Brill fireball hovers / restricted airspace.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’S a HISTORY 1951 (2 booklets) Self published. (Index 3)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1478

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “300”, HatchDesc: “OAK RIDGE,TN:CARLOAD/FAIRCHILD-NEPA WORKERS:BRILL FBL HVRS/RESTRICTED AIRSPACE”, LatLong: “36.000002 -84.250004”, LatLongDMS: “36:00:00 N 84:15:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Tennessee”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7729 (4BAD5E0C)

Date: 1/14/1950
Location: Key West, FL
Description: F6F Picks Up Object Tracked By Gnd Radar At 480 MPH (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500114
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_659

Event 7730 (A49341B5)

Date: 1/14/1950
Description: At 4:45 p.m. Fairchild plant workers at the nuclear research facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee watched a brilliant fiery ball of light hover over restricted military airspace for about two minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950, p. 3
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_307

Event 7731 (5BC35D92)

Date: 1/15/1950
Location: COMECHINGONES MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST / V.DOLORES.ARG
Description: Horses spook. Cylinder/cylindrical object buzzes 4 riders. / r215p81.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 118)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1479

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1594”, HatchDesc: “COMECHINGONES Mtns SE/V.DOLORES.ARG:HORSES SPOOK:CYL BUZZES 4 RIDERS:/r215p81”, LatLong: “-32.500002 -65.000003”, LatLongDMS: “32:30:00 S 65:00:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CRD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7732 (08E13218)

Date: 1/15/1950?
Location: OFF ARGENTIA, NFLD
Description: Pilot. 15M saucer rotates just over sea. Rotates. Quickly going up / plane passes.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 681)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1480

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off ARGENTIA,NFLD:PILOT:15M SCR ROTATES JUST OVR SEA:ROTATES:↑↑/PLANE PASSES”, LatLong: “47.166669 -54.511114”, LatLongDMS: “47:10:00 N 54:30:40 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Newfoundland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7733 (EE9D1539)

Date: 1/15/1950
Location: Key West, FL
Description: UFO Tracked By Gnd Radar Nr. Two F6F Aircraft (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500115
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_660

Event 7734 (3E76C234)

Date: 1/16/1950
Description: CLASSIFIED USAF Staff Message: At a radar station near New Mexico a person reported seeing 2 saucers. One was badly damaged the other almost perfectly intact. Description: Each consisted of 2 parts, a cockpit or cabin about 6 ft. diam.; a ring approx. 18 ft. across and 2 ft. thick surrounding cabin, resembling aluminum, but actual metal has defied analysis by the Dearborn Plant. Two crew members in the damaged ship were charred but in the undamaged ship the two crew members were perfectly preserved.
Type: classified staff message
Reference: Pea Research (B1-A p27, RECOVERY)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_394
See also: 1/6/1950
See also: 1/30/1950

Event 7735 (B53CE056)

Date: 1/16/1950
Locations: Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado
Description: The AFOSI office at Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska, sends a message that recounts stories from Denver, Colorado, about crashed saucers in the southwest. The metal allegedly “defied analysis.” Bodies are said to be 3 feet tall.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Richard H. Hall, Uninvited Guests, Aurora, 1988, p. 74
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1463

Event 7736 (742E79B3)

Date: 1/16/1950
Locations: Osaka Planetarium in Japan; Mars
Description: Tsuneo Saheki of the Osaka Planetarium in Japan sees an explosion on Mars, 60 miles high and 900 miles in diameter. Thomas Dobbins and William Sheehan investigate and find that this and other Martian flashes are likely caused by solar reflections on patches of ice crystals on the surface of Mars.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:‘Terrific Explosion’ on Mars Reported by Japanese Observers,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 27, 1950, p. 13; John J. O’Neill, “Mars Blast Puzzles Science,” Ottawa (Ont.) Citizen, July 16, 1952, p. 30; “Some Curious Objects: Meteoritic Perhaps,” The Strolling Astronomer 4, no. 5 (May 1, 1950): 8–9; Thomas Dobbins and William Sheehan, “Solving the Martian Flares Mystery,” 2002
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1464

Event 7737 (263F76E2)

Date: 1/17/1950
Time: 18:30
Location: KAUAI ISLAND, HI
Description: 5 county officials. Silver saucer hovers. Rises going [to] clouds. 3rd even since Christmas.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’S a HISTORY 1951 (2 booklets) Self published. (Index 4)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1481

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “KAUAI ISL,HI:5 COUNTY OFFICIALS:SLVR SCR HVRS:RISES>CLOUDS:3rd EVEN SINCE XMAS”, LatLong: “22.150001 -159.250008”, LatLongDMS: “22:09:00 N 159:15:00 W”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Hawaii”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7738 (B48F15EB)

Date: 1/18/1950
Location: Denver, CO
Description: T-6 Crews Encounter Object At 15,000’ (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500118
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_650

Event 7739 (2366F56B)

Date: 1/18/1950
Description: A slow moving disc-shaped or spherical UFO moved through the sky over Summit, New Jersey at 7 p.m. It was reddish-orange in color, and gave off a steady light.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Edward Sullivan, CSI-Los Angeles case files, letter dated 1952 from W. Wilkinson
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_363

Event 7740 (99F6D7CA)

Date: 1/21/1950
Location: New England
Description: The New York Times. BOSTON PITCHES FOR MORE INVESTIGATION. The Aero Club of New England, a 49-year-old organization dating back to the ballooning days, has asked the Air Force to reopen its investigation into “flying saucers” and other unknown aircraft. A letter to Thomas K. Finletter, Air Force Secretary, made public today, termed the discontinuance of the “saucer” investigation as “premature and regrettable.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_47

Event 7741 (11F62A76)

Date: 1/22/1950
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Description: U.S. Navy patrol plane pilot, Lt. Smith, was on routine security flight when he picked up a radar track on an UFO, two times. Smith then radioed Kodiak radar station and was advised that no known traffic was in his radar area. Moored south of Kodiak was the USS Tillamook with Master Morgan standing on watch. Suddenly, at 3 a.m., “a very fast moving red glow appeared to be of exhaust nature, seemed to come from the south-east, moved clockwise in a large circle in the direction of, and around Kodiak and returned out in a generally south-east direction. The UFO was moving so fast that it was actually leaving a streak on Smith’s radarscreen. It was estimated to be moving at a speed of 1800 mph. Described as “two orange lights rotating about a common center like two jet aircraft making slow rolls in tight formation.” The UFO then made an abrupt turn and headed directly towards Smiths’ aircraft in a threatening gesture so Smith quickly turned off all of his lights turn make his plane less conspicuous in the inky colored sky. The UFO flew by him and disappeared in the south-east in a matter of minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_395

Event 7742 (C515A080)

Date: 1/22/1950
Location: ALASKA, Kodiak
Description: (Translated from French) At 02:40, Lt. Smith of the US Navy, the flight commander of a P2V3 patrol plane #4 of Squadron #1, reported a radar contact with a UFO (note: launch of AEROBEE???) 20 miles from the Naval Air Base of Kodiak. At 02:48 a second radar contact was made with an object located 10 miles southeast of the base. The radar operator, Lt. Gaskey, reported intermittent radar interference of a type he had never recorded before. The contact was then lost, but the intermittent echo persisted. At 04:40 Smith had a visual and radar contact with the object which was moving at a high speed, and for 10 seconds all the crew members saw the object flying above them at about 1800 mph. The object then seemed to return and was observed at a larger size. But it quickly turned and seemed to be heading towards Smith’s side, who turned off all the lights and the plane’s lights. Four minutes later the object was moving away to the southeast. It appeared as two orange lights rotating around a common center.
Reference: doc. FBI - Bruce Maccabee, translated by Jean Sider
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1436

Event 7743 (89584FB9)

Date: 1/22/1950
Location: Kodiak, AK
Description: Multiple radar/visual by Navy personnel; near collision; electromagnetic effects
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_50

Event 7744 (68571615)

Date: 1/22/1950
Time: 02:40
Location: 32KM NORTH / KODIAK NAS, AK
Description: 1800MPH blip. RADAR / visual (observation). Buzzes planes and boats. Silent. Going quickly southeast. / FBI.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 164)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1482

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, GSA: Covert Security Agency, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “32km N/KODIAK NAS,AK:1800MPH BLIP:RDR/VIS:BUZZES PLANES+BOATS:SLNT:>>SE:/FBI”, LatLong: “58.133336 -152.383341”, LatLongDMS: “58:08:00 N 152:23:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7745 (FF89BA01)

Date: 1/22/1950
Location: Kodiak NAS, AK
Description: USN P2V3 Patrol Plane and USS Tillamook Encounter “threatening” Radar Target and E-M (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases, BB: BBU) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 500122
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_651

Event 7746 (8C49EAAD)

Date: 1/22/1950
Location: Kodiak NAS (near), AK
Description: Maneuvering red exhaust-like or orange ball of fire circle (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500122
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_653

Event 7747 (F619BA1D)

Date: 1/22/1950
Locations: Naval Air Station Kodiak [now Coast Guard Base Kodiak], Alaska; Kodiak
Description: 2:40 a.m. Navy patrol pilot Lieut. Smith makes a routine security flight out of Naval Air Station Kodiak [now Coast Guard Base Kodiak], Alaska. He obtains a radar reading on an object 20 miles north. It quickly vanishes. At 2:48, he tracks a similar object 10 miles southeast. Kodiak radar reports no known aircraft in the vicinity, but they are seeing the same track. At 3:00 a.m., the tug USS Tillamook is south of Kodiak when one of the men on deck sees a “very fast-moving red glow light, which appeared to be of exhaust nature.” The object comes from the southeast, moves clockwise around Kodiak, and returns to the southeast. Another officer sees it for 30 seconds and describes it as a “large ball of orange fire.” At 4:40 a.m., Lieut. Smith picks up another blip moving so fast that it leaves a trail on his screen. His crew sees the UFO close a five-mile gap in 10 seconds, an apparent speed of 1,800 mph. Witnesses report two orange lights that rotate around a common center. The object makes a sharp turn and heads directly towards Smith’s plane. Smith considers this a threatening situation and turns off his lights; the UFO flies by and disappears. At least 35 copies of Smith’s report are sent to FBI, CIA, AFOSI, and the State Department. None are ever officially released or published.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “USN P2V3 Patrol Plane and USS Tillamook Encounter”; ClearIntent, pp. 165–166; Clark III 58; Sparks, p. 80; Swords 90–91
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1465

Event 7748 (CAFB72A5)

Date: 1/22/1950
Description: At around 4:00 a.m. a radar blip was detected approaching the Kodiak Islands at 1,800 mph over Kodiak, Alaska, according to airborne radar. It then buzzed several planes and boats. A U.S. Navy plane failed to intercept the UFO because it was too highly maneuverable. It had two orange lights rotating about the center, and made no detectable sound.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Bruce Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1978, p. 7; UNICAT, case # 359; Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, UFO Coverup, p. 164; Richard Dolan, UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 399
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_406

Event 7749 (30A1F46D)

Date: 1/23/1950
Location: ALASKA, near Kodiak
Description: (Translated from French) At 04:35, Lts. Causer and Barco and Captain Paulson, the flight commander, saw an object for 10 minutes while they were in flight 62 miles south of Kodiak. At no time was a radar contact made. The object appeared to them like some kind of projectile in the shape of a flame of pulsating yellow-orange light, pulsing regularly every 3 to 5 seconds. When they saw the object more closely, the pulsations were at a beat of 7 to 8 seconds.
Reference: doc. FBI - Bruce Maccabee, trans. Jean Sider
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1437

Event 7750 (32551803)

Date: 1/23/1950
Time: 04:40
Location: 100KM SOUTH / KODIAK NAS, AK
Description: 6 Navy airmen can’t catch fireball going quickly west / FBI documents. / r98#243p30.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 130)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1483

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, GSA: Covert Security Agency, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “100km S/KODIAK NAS,AK:6 NAVY AIRMEN CANT CATCH FBL >>W./FBI DOCS:/r98#243p30”, LatLong: “56.750003 -152.483341”, LatLongDMS: “56:45:00 N 152:29:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7751 (9936F56A)

Date: 1/23/1950
Description: At 4:40 a.m. a U.S. Navy P2V3 patrol plane flying from the Kodiak Naval Air Station in Alaska spotted two orange lights rotating about a common central point, which maneuvered in the sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1978, p. 7
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_437

Event 7752 (F270D5E3)

Date: 1/24/1950
Time: 16:50
Location: OVER HALIFAX CO, NC
Description: 3 / USAF C45. 75M hemisphere maneuvers 5mi away. Cannot catch. Smoke.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 114)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1484

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “78”, HatchDesc: “ovr HALIFAX co,NC:3/USAF C45:75M HEMISPHERE MNVRS 5mi AWAY:CANNOT CATCH:SMOKE”, LatLong: “36.216668 -77.300004”, LatLongDMS: “36:13:00 N 77:18:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7753 (7F7C5F1E)

Date: 1/24/1950
Location: Blackstone (near), VA
Description: C-45 Transport Crew Encounters Object (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500124
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_654

Event 7754 (33098C05)

Date: 1/24/1950
Locations: Pope AFB [now Pope Field], Fayetteville, North Carolina; Bolling AFB [now Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling], Washington, D.C.; Blacksburg, Virginia
Description: 4:50 p.m. USAF Capt. G. B. Edwards and copilot Theron C. Fehrevach are flying a C-45 transport plane from Pope AFB [now Pope Field], Fayetteville, North Carolina, to Bolling AFB [now Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling], Washington, D.C. While at 5,000 feet near Blacksburg, Virginia, Fehrevach notices a dark, 200–250 foot in diameter, hemispherical parachute-shaped object above them about 5–10 miles away. A large black smoky region is below it, possibly obscuring the lower portion of a sphere. The UFO is darker than the 50% cloud cover and “easy to distinguish as not being cloud.” The object moves smoothly without any noticeable turn radius. Edwards puts the C-45 into a climb to 7,000 feet so they are at the same altitude as the UFO and turns to head directly toward it. Army Courier Service passenger 1st Lt. John H. Van Santen is alerted by Fehrevach and also sees the object move right then left again, then they all see the object recede at high speed and disappear. About 90 seconds later the object reappears about 30°–45° to the right of their heading, then oscillates right to left. It moves horizontally to dead ahead again and disappears by receding in the distance at high speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “C-25 Transport Crew Encounters Object”; Martin Shough and Wim van Utrecht, “Blackstone, Virginia, USA: January 24, 1950,” September 30, 2015; Swords 91
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1466

Event 7755 (9376EAE2)

Date: 1/24/1950
Description: At 4:50 p.m. a UFO shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened lower part, and estimated to be 70-80 meters in diameter, maneuvered in the sky five miles away from a C-45 transport plane flying from Pope AFB in Halifax County, North Carolina. The C-45, flying at an airspeed of 160 mph, could not catch up with it. The object oscillated with a pendulum motion. The Air Force explanation was that the object sighted by military pilots Fehrevach and Edwards was a balloon.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 14; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_473

Event 7756 (464922FC)

Date: Late 1/1950
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Description: Gen. Charles Cabell, possibly inspired by the Kodiak, Alaska, case, sends a letter to ATIC asking why Project Grudge has ended, because he never disbanded it. ATIC responds that Grudge is no longer a special project and that UFO reports will be processed through normal intelligence channels.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Ruppelt, pp. 69–70
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1467

Event 7757 (C2850F7B)

Date: 1/26/1950
Time: 16:00
Location: ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, AK
Description: Lt. Col. and 1. 3 orange cylinders going north / 1600kph. Lost / odd small lone thin cloud…
Type: sighting
Reference: Periodical: UFO HISTORICAL REVUE (UHR Qtrly) Barry Greenwood. Issue #8 Febr, 2001. POB 176, STONEHAM,MA 02180
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1485

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “65”, HatchDesc: “ELMENDORF AFB,AK:Lt.Col+1:3 ORG CYLS >N/1600kph:LOST/ODD SML LONE THIN CLOUD…”, LatLong: “61.250003 -149.766674”, LatLongDMS: “61:15:00 N 149:46:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7758 (CFF552A2)

Date: 1/26/1950
Locations: Elmendorf AFB [now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson]; Anchorage, Alaska
Description: 4:00 p.m. Lt. Col. Lester F. Mathison, commanding officer of the 625th Aircraft and Warning Squadron at Elmendorf AFB [now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson], Anchorage, Alaska, notices three reddish objects above the cirrus cloud layer at 25,000–30,000 feet. They are moving to the north in a sightly curled trail fashion and disappear into some clouds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Extract: History of the 57th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, January 1–March 31, 1950 (Elmendorf AFB, Alaska),” UFO Historical Revue, no. 8 (February 2001): 7–8
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1468

Event 7759 (BD80D252)

Date: 1/26/1950
Description: Three orange cylinders flew to the north at 1600 km/h over Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. It was witnessed by a Lieutenant Colonel and another military witness. It was lost from sight when it disappeared into an odd looking, lone small thin cloud.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1498
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_512

Event 7760 (A8417135)

Date: 1/28/1950
Location: ALMANSA, SP
Description: Night lights and fireballs north going quickly south / 2 days. Radios pick up strange voices / unknown language.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1486

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “240”, HatchDesc: “ALMANSA,SP:NLTS+FBLS N>>S/2 DAYS:RADIOS PICK UP STRANGE VOICES/UNK LANGUAGE”, LatLong: “38.883335 -1.150000”, LatLongDMS: “38:53:00 N 01:09:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Albacete”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7761 (83E7895B)

Date: 1/29/1950
Location: SOUTH TABLE MOUNTAIN, CO
Description: Silver-green 20M ovoid hovers / 15M / slope. Lands / ravine. Quickly going up [to] extremely fast. Odor.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 72)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1487

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, ODR: Odors associated with UFO’s

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1800”, HatchDesc: “S.TABLE Mtn,CO:SLVR-GRN 20M OVOID HVRS/15M/SLOPE:LANDS/RAVINE:↑↑ XFAST:ODOR”, LatLong: “39.750002 -105.200005”, LatLongDMS: “39:45:00 N 105:12:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7762 (17E2E342)

Date: 1/29/1950
Location: South Table Mountain, Colorado
Description: Mr. Quintana of Denver saw a silvery-green ovoid object hovering about 15 m above a slope and landing slowly in a small ravine. Then it shot upward at very high speed. Its diameter was about 20 m, and it had a revolving middle band. A greenish light flashed under it, and the witness felt a rush of air and a pungent smell.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FS Jul., 59 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_72

Event 7763 (A590D85B)

Date: 1/29/1950
Description: Mr. Quintana of Denver, Colorado saw a silvery green ovoid object hovering about 15 meters above a slope on South Table Mountain. It landed slowly in a small ravine. Then it shot upward at very high speed. Its diameter was about 20 meters, and it had a revolving middle band. A greenish light flashed under it, and the witness felt a rush of air and a pungent smell.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 194, citing Flying Saucers, July 1959
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_570

Event 7764 (8BAD8B6C)

Date: 1/30/1950
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Description: The Knoxville Journal, Knoxville, Tennessee, prints article referring to the Wyandotte Echo Kansas City newspaper article on “Coulter” (George T. Koehler) story on 2 recovered saucers, acclimation program.
Type: newspaper article
Reference: Newspapers.com
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_396
See also: 1/6/1950

Event 7765 (20970766)

Date: 1/30/1950
Location: SPAIN, Madrid
Description: (Translated from French) Around midnight an intense phosphorescence accompanied by various luminous shapes was observed in the sky, going from north to south. At the same time in the Madrid radio receivers, words were spoken in an unknown language. (1950, night of January 30th to 31st)
Reference: and the Spaniards don’t mention this anywhere???
Reference: Jimmy GUIEU: “Black-out sur les S.V.” - Fleuve Noir 1956 - p. 67
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1438

Event 7766 (DCC6EED3)

Date: 1/31/1950
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Description: Office MEMO, Director FBI, SAC, San Antonio: A UFO resembling a rocket ship without wings appeared out of a thunderhead of clouds narrowly missing an Eastern Airlines flight and disappeared into another cloud. It was traveling approx. 2700 mph and no sound or air disturbance was noted with it. During the past two months the UFO sightings appeared to be concentrated near Los Alamos, N.M. This UFO was also sighted near Los Alamos on Jan. 6, 1949.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_397
See also: 1/6/1950

Event 7767 (59ED8170)

Date: 1/31/1950
Location: Aleutian Islands (north of), AK
Description: 3 ft red and white elliptical object flying (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500131
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_655

Event 7768 (D6A0E934)

Date: 2/1950
Location: Korea
Description: Fate Magazine. NAVY DOES NOT SWALLOW OWN LINE. A few months before the Navy spokesman, Dr. Brener Liddell issued his report that flying saucers were all balloons. Naval Aviation News, an official Navy magazine, reported the sighting of two mysterious smoke-trailing objects by an American airship off Korea. The incident occurred in December of 1949, and personnel aboard the seaplane tender Gardiners Bay reported that the two objects struck the water at tremendous speed off the ship’s port bow while it was steaming up the channel from Inchon. Under the title “Sighting Flying Disks Again?”, the Navy magazine reported: “Two huge columns of smoke rose to about 100 feet in height at the point of contact. No aircraft could be sighted by radar, or visually overhead, although the ceiling was unlimited. Identification remains a great mystery.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_49

Event 7769 (8D2E9953)

Date: 2/1950
Location: US
Description: Air Force Magazine. CALLING HERR GENERAL FREUD. “It is concluded,” the most recent official Air Force report states, “that there are sufficient psychological explanations for the reports of unidentified flying objects to provide plausible explanations not otherwise explainable. These errors in identifying real stimuli result chiefly from the inability to estimate speed, distance, and size.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_51

Event 7770 (542EFD2D)

Date: 2/1/1950
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Description: TELEPHONE TROUBLESHOOTER SEES ONE OFF CANADIAN COAST.. Pat Walsh, telephone company electrician and Navy veteran, reported seeing a tear-shaped object, bright as a fluorescent light, for twelve seconds before it headed out to sea in an arch-like flight at incredible speed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_48

Event 7771 (CE024335)

Date: 2/1/1950
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: B-29 pilot follows fireball near Monthan AFB.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_51

Event 7772 (D585C757)

Date: 2/1/1950
Time: ~17:00
Location: TUCSON, AZ
Description: Air Traffic Controllers and many. Fireball going quickly west / 9km altitude. Heavy smoke trail. Slows and going quickly west. B29 chases.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 405)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1488

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “717”, HatchDesc: “TUCSON,AZ:ATCs+MANY:FBL >>W/9km alt:HEAVY SMOKE TRAIL:SLOWS+>>W:B29 CHASES”, LatLong: “32.216668 -110.916672”, LatLongDMS: “32:13:00 N 110:55:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7773 (FC65D8BF)

Date: 2/1/1950
Description: Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 10104 and creates the “Top Secret classification” designation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: US Office of the Federal Register, “Executive Order 10104
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1469

Event 7774 (7858704F)

Date: 2/1/1950
Locations: Tucson, Arizona; Davis-Monthan AFB; University of Arizona
Description: A meteor-like object spewing smoke is seen by many people over Tucson, Arizona. The radio operator at Davis-Monthan AFB asks 1st Lieut. Roy L. Jones Jr. to investigate it in his B-29, but he cannot catch up with it. Edwin Francis Carpenter, head of the University of Arizona astronomy department, says he is certain the object is not a meteor.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucers Are Real, Gold Medal, 1950, pp. 10–12; Sparks, p. 81
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1470

Event 7775 (9C32913F)

Date: 2/2/1950
Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
Description: Saw object trailing smoke (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_656

Event 7776 (F68FD3F9)

Date: 2/2/1950
Locations: Falmouth Airport; Frances Crane Wildlife Management Area north of Hatchville, Massachusetts; Otis AFB; Otis Air National Guard Base near Mashpee
Description: Lincoln LaPaz, citing the press of academic duties, withdraws from Project Twinkle. (Clark III 544) February 5 — 5:10 p.m. Four people at Falmouth Airport [now part of Frances Crane Wildlife Management Area north of Hatchville, Massachusetts] see two illuminated cylindrical objects in the western sky. The witnesses include Marvin R. Odom, owner of the airport, and Lt. Philip Foushee Jr. of Otis AFB [now Otis Air National Guard Base] near Mashpee. As the objects are maneuvering, a fireball drops from one. Five minutes later they both climb at high speed and disappear from view.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Feb. 5, 1950; Teaticket, Mass.”; Hyannis (Mass.) Cape Cod Standard Times, February 6, 1950; Sparks, p. 81
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1471

Event 7777 (8FB60B10)

Date: 2/3/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: NORTH BAY, ON
Description: Numerous observer(s). 2 blue 2.5M disks circle town / several minutes. Desripts vary.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 408)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1489

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “360”, HatchDesc: “NORTH BAY,ON:NMRS OBS:2 BLU 2.5M DISKS CCL TOWN/SVRL MINs:desripts vary”, LatLong: “46.216669 -79.450004”, LatLongDMS: “46:13:00 N 79:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7778 (3BF9A67B)

Date: 2/5/1950
Location: USA, Teaticket, Massachusetts.
Description: (Translated from French) 5:10 p.m. Witnesses: former military pilot Marvin Odom, Lt. Philip Foushee, military pilot from Otis AFB, and two others. Two thin illuminated cylinders, one of which dropped a fireball, maneuvered together and disappeared at high altitude after 5 minutes of observation.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1439

Event 7779 (A0948525)

Date: 2/5/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Teaticket (Massachusetts), Marvin Odom, a former US Navy pilot, Lieutenant Philip Foushee, a pilot from the USAF base in Otis, and two other people observe two thin, illuminated cylinders. A glowing ball emerges from one of them. The two maneuvers then quickly disappear into the sky after 5 minutes. (February 5th, 5:10 PM)
Reference: unexplained Blue Book case
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_812

Event 7780 (D778839F)

Date: 2/5/1950
Time: 17:10
Location: TEATICKET, MA
Description: Many / airport. 2 cigars maneuver. Fireball drops / 1+flies away. Vibrant bright / lights all.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 117)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1490

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “7”, HatchDesc: “TEATICKET,MA:MANY/AIRPORT:2 CGRS MNVR:FBL DROPS/1+FLIES AWAY:VBRITE/LITES ALL”, LatLong: “41.566669 -70.600003”, LatLongDMS: “41:34:00 N 70:36:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7781 (A5CCE6FA)

Date: 2/5/1950
Location: Teaticket, MA
Description: 2 thin, illuminated cylinders, one dropped a fireball, both maneuvered together then disappeared high and fast. (Berliner) 5 mins (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500205
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_657

Event 7782 (D070DFED)

Date: 2/5/1950
Time: 5:10 PM
Location: Teaticket, Massachusetts
Description: Witnesses: Marvin Odom, former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, USAF Lt. Philip Foushee, pilot from Otis AFB, and two others. Two thin, illuminated cylinders, one of which dropped a fireball, maneuvered together and then disappeared high and fast after 5 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_30

Event 7783 (C97B3BD6)

Date: 2/5/1950
Description: Seven people witnessed two cylindrical objects maneuvering in the sky at 5:10 p.m. near Falmouth Airport on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A fireball dropped from one of them, then they climbed into the western sky and disappeared. Listed as a Project Blue Book “unknown” case.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Cape Cod Standard Times, February 6, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 17; Project Blue Book, February 1950 summary report
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_696

Event 7784 (E7A1F40E)

Date: 2/7/1950
Description: A 30-foot wide cone-shaped object flew in over the shoreline at Alameda Naval Yard in California. There were six military witnesses in total, and the sighting lasted several minutes. One witness reported it as possibly a plane with engine trouble.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clipping dated February 9, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_731

Event 7785 (1187A539)

Date: 2/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) First test of the French ground-to-ground missile SE 4200. (February 8)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_813

Event 7786 (2ED1A4C5)

Date: 2/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Upon the appearance of a giant sunspot, London television viewers saw for 1 hour on their screens “Russian” images with Swedish music.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_814

Event 7787 (7E7470D8)

Date: 2/8/1950
Location: SAN LEANDRO, CA
Description: 5+observer(s). 30’ cone going north over Alameda Naval Yard. 5K’ altitude. Going quickly southeast / 80mph / Scully.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 118)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1491

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “4”, HatchDesc: “SAN LEANDRO,CA:5+OBS:30’CONE > N OVR ALAMEDA NVL YARD:5K’alt:>>SE/80mph/SCULLY”, LatLong: “37.716668 -122.166672”, LatLongDMS: “37:43:00 N 122:10:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1500”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7788 (6C468CD1)

Date: 2/8/1950
Location: Tampa, FL
Description: B-29 Crew, Others, See 300’ Object At 2,000 MPH (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500208
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_658

Event 7789 (A64A0C5E)

Date: 2/8/1950
Description: AFOSI Letter #85 is issued, directing Air Force personnel to relay UFO sightings to the Pentagon or AMC only if they are of “priority Counterintelligence interest.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January– March 1950, The Author, 1983, p. 18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1472

Event 7790 (C262974B)

Date: 2/9/1950
Location: USA, White Sands
Description: (Translated from French) At 14:45, launch of Viking III, altitude 80 km. With measuring instruments for the upper atmosphere. (February 9, 1950)
Reference: GESAG, Launches: "Ley 1958, 277 and M.W. Rosen, N.Y. 1955
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1440

Event 7791 (50C9D488)

Date: 2/13/1950
Time: 21:00?
Location: NORRE NEBEL, DK
Description: Saucer going [to] over farm. Maneuvers. Vanishes / flash! 2nd saucer passes. / AFU Sweden.
Type: sighting
Reference: VESCO, Renato: INTERCEPT but DON’T SHOOT; transl. from Italian. Goofy. (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1492

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, HatchDesc: “NORRE NEBEL,DK:SCR >ovr FARM:MNVRS:VANISHES/FLASH!:2nd SCR PASSES:/AFU Sweden”, LatLong: “55.783336 8.300000”, LatLongDMS: “55:47:00 N 08:18:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Danemark”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7792 (00FD6A71)

Date: 2/13/1950
Description: In Norre Nebel, Denmark a disc-shaped object maneuvered over a farm at around 9 p.m. and then vanished in a flash. A second disc passed over the area eight minutes later.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1505
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_890

Event 7793 (4B9031FA)

Date: 2/15/1950
Description: In a newspaper story published in December 1967, a man from Salzburg, Austria claimed that he was abducted by a five-foot tall Grey humanoid UFOnaut who wore a silver uniform with a fishbowl style helmet. The incident reportedly occurred in a forest five miles north of Salzburg at around 11:00 p.m. at night. He was paralyzed and was floated up to the top of a round craft that had landed in a nearby field. The UFO had a dark interior, and the experience involved an off-Earth journey. The encounter lasted about an hour.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1967, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_920

Event 7794 (353C2D1E)

Date: 2/17/1950
Location: White Sands Pad 33, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
Description: Nominal V-2 missile test at White Sands Pad 33, Reaches 148.7km attitude
Type: rocket launch
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_398
Rocket type: V-2
Rocket altitude: 148.7km

Event 7795 (B501D37C)

Date: 2/17/1950
Location: USA, White Sands
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of V-2 #53 at 11:00 AM, reached altitude 148 km. (February 17, 1950)
Reference: GESAG, Launches: "Ley 1958, General Electric 09/1959
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1441

Event 7796 (93A94CED)

Date: 2/18/1950
Time: 05:20
Location: SOUTHWEST / DUVALL, WA
Description: Farmer. Bright night light going east. Blinks on and off slowly. Sudden zigzag departure.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 408)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1493

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “43”, HatchDesc: “SW/DUVALL,WA:FARMER:BRITE NLT >E:BLINKS ON+OFF SLOWLY:SUDDEN ZIGZAG DEPARTURE”, LatLong: “47.711113 -122.005561”, LatLongDMS: “47:42:40 N 122:00:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7797 (A288E302)

Date: 2/20/1950
Locations: Massachusetts; USAF Cambridge Research Laboratories
Description: LaPaz writes to Peter H. Wyckoff of the USAF Cambridge Research Laboratories in Massachusetts that a “fireball project” ought not be pursued because any objects that are not meteors are probably US test missiles. But he concedes he might be wrong and says in that case, “intensive, systematic investigation of these objects should not be delayed.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 544
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1473

Event 7798 (F905B7FB)

Date: 2/21/1950
Location: Holloman AFB, New Mexico
Description: Project Twinkle, with the assistance of Land-Air, Inc., has set up its first operations post, manned by two observers who scan the sky over Holloman AFB, New Mexico, with theodolite, telescope, and camera.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 544; Thomas Tulien, ed., Proceedings of the Sign Historical Group UFO History Workshop, Sign Historical Group, November 2001, p. 45
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1474

Event 7799 (1B3E8DF6)

Date: 2/21/1950
Description: At 4:55 a.m. in Durban, South Africa three men in a truck and several other people witnessed a dark red, torpedo-shaped object that had a dark center, flying straight and level.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 896; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1030

Event 7800 (55F294D7)

Date: 2/22/1950
Description: USAF denies existance of flying saucers
Type: ufological event
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_107

Event 7801 (BEC67BBE)

Date: 2/22/1950
Location: Boca Chica Naval AS, FL
Description: Radar/visuals of two glowing objects; failed intercept.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_52

Event 7802 (9261B1F9)

Date: 2/22/1950
Location: PINCKNEYVILLE, IL
Description: 2 / private plane. 20m saucer / 1500m altitude. Going quickly [to] as plane nears. / r118-Feb. '97.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 126)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1494

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “122”, HatchDesc: “PINCKNEYVILLE,IL:2/PVT PLANE:20m SCR/1500m alt:>> AS PLANE NEARS:/r118-Feb97”, LatLong: “38.077780 -89.383338”, LatLongDMS: “38:04:40 N 89:23:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1500”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7803 (C02DC9AB)

Date: 2/22/1950
Location: KEY WEST NAS, FL
Description: Pilots and more/others. 2 objects pause over town. Type unknown. 50 mile(s) altitude / RADAR. Chase.
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Donald: FLYING SAUCERS FROM OUTER SPACE; Henry Holt, NY 1953 HC. (Index 44)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1495

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “KEY WEST NAS,FL:PILOTS++:2 OBJs PAUSE ovr TOWN:TYPE UNK:50mi alt/RDR:CHASE”, LatLong: “24.550001 -81.766671”, LatLongDMS: “24:33:00 N 81:46:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “15”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7804 (C9DAE60A)

Date: 2/22/1950
Location: Naval Air Station at Key West, Florida
Description: Navy pilots and others see two glowing UFOs, confirmed by radar, above the Naval Air Station at Key West, Florida. A plane is sent to investigate but it is “hopelessly outdistanced.” After hovering momentarily at a high altitude (50 miles?), they speed away.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucers Are Real, Gold Medal, 1950, p. 12; Sparks, p. 81
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1475

Event 7805 (EA6A782C)

Date: 2/23/1950
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: CHILE STILL HOARDS ITS PIX.. Commander Augusto Vars Orrego, head of the Chilean Antarctic Base of Arthur Prat, saw, on several occasions during the Antarctic night, flying saucers, one above the other, turning at tremendous speeds. Photographs were taken.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_50

Event 7806 (7931BA24)

Date: 2/24/1950
Location: USA, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Description: (Translated from French) 1:55 p.m. Witnesses: Weather employees of the Luther McDonald Municipal Airport, Harrison Manson. A white oval, slightly elongated, was observed for 1.5 minutes with a theodolite, flying horizontally in a straight line. (February 24, 1950)
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1442

Event 7807 (08793EE0)

Date: 2/24/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Albuquerque (New Mexico) Luther McDonald and Harrison Manson, both weather observers from the Municipal Airport, observed a white and oval slightly elongated object flying horizontally for about 1 minute and 30 seconds using a theodolite. (13 h 55)
Reference: case Blue Book unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_815

Event 7808 (B3202EEC)

Date: 2/24/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Near Datil (New Mexico), observation of green glowing ball (see below) from an USAF observation post.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_816

Event 7809 (3470E7D9)

Date: 2/24/1950
Time: 13:20
Location: LOS ALAMOS, NM
Description: Project Bluebook Case #645. 2+12 Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) inspect. Metal saucer circles base / erratic. Goes going up. Back / 25 th.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 126)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1496

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “2231”, HatchDesc: “LOS ALAMOS,NM:BBK#645:2+12 AEC INSP:MTL SCR CCLS BASE/ERRATIC:GOES↑:BACK/25th”, LatLong: “35.888891 -106.305561”, LatLongDMS: “35:53:20 N 106:18:20 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7810 (06CDCAC0)

Date: 2/24/1950
Time: 14:00
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Description: Airport weathermen with theodolite. White ovoid. Straight and level flight / 90 second(s). No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 3)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1497

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1488”, HatchDesc: “ALBUQUERQUE,NM:AIRPt WEATHERMEN W/THEODOLITE:WHT OVOID:S/L FLITE/90sec:NFD”, LatLong: “35.044446 -106.605561”, LatLongDMS: “35:02:40 N 106:36:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7811 (539B40F6)

Date: 2/24/1950
Time: ~23:50
Location: DATIL, NMX
Description: USAF man photos disk. Astronomer LA Paz has no explanation. / FBI.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 167)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1498

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “2238”, HatchDesc: “DATIL,NMX:USAF MAN PHOTOS DISK:ASTRONOMER LA PAZ HAS NO EXPLANATION./FBI”, LatLong: “34.150002 -107.866672”, LatLongDMS: “34:09:00 N 107:52:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7812 (9D5AFA0B)

Date: 2/24/1950
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Description: UAO observed over Los Alamos (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 642, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500224
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_661

Event 7813 (3E576BA0)

Date: 2/24/1950
Location: Datil, NM
Description: Saw and photographed a circular luminous object (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500224
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_662

Event 7814 (617D49B0)

Date: 2/24/1950
Time: 1:55 PM
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: Witnesses: Municipal Airport Weather Observers Luther McDonald, Harrison Manson. One white, slightly elongated oval was watched for 1.5 minutes through a theodolite while it flew straight and level.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_31

Event 7815 (32F48E38)

Date: 2/24/1950
Locations: Holloman AFB; Datil, New Mexico
Description: 7:30 p.m. USAF Cpl. Lertis E. Stanfield and other Holloman AFB Photographic Branch project staff at an observation post at Datil, New Mexico, take five photos (using a Cineflex camera with 3-inch focal length lens) of a circular, luminous white object that changes to red and green. Its angular velocity is greater than 0.5°/min in azimuth calculated by Lincoln LaPaz. The object moves in a smooth straight-line motion from about 8:00–9:30 p.m. to the west, blinking red and green. It disappears at high altitude.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “AFOSI Case 175; Datil Observation Post Photographs Object”; Sparks, p. 82
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1476

Event 7816 (2EB6B3F2)

Date: 2/24/1950
Description: At 1:15 p.m. 16 A.E.S.S. inspectors watched an aluminum colored, round UFO hovering over Los Alamos, New Mexico. It moved around for 20 minutes as if observing the nuclear facility, zigzagged, and shot straight up in the sky. At 1:55 p.m. two Albuquerque, New Mexico Municipal Airport Weather Observers, Luther McDonald and Harrison Manson, watched a white, slightly elongated oval-shaped UFO for 90 seconds through a theodolite while it flew straight and level.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 26; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 642; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1073

Event 7817 (925396FA)

Date: 2/25/1950
Location: USA, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Description: (Translated from French) 3:55 p.m. Witnesses: twelve security inspectors from the Atomic Energy Commission. A silver, flashing cylinder with truncated ends flew slowly and then quickly, cavorted, and oscillated, changing direction. According to the witnesses, the observation lasted from 23 seconds to 2 minutes.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1443

Event 7818 (BC3BF79B)

Date: 2/25/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Los Alamos, New Mexico, 12 security inspectors from the AEC observe a silver, flashing cylinder with tapered ends, slowly and then quickly flying, pulsating and oscillating, and changing direction. The duration of the witnesses’ observations varies between 3 seconds and 2 minutes. (February 25, 3:55 PM)
Reference: unexplained Blue Book case
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_817

Event 7819 (B826C2F2)

Date: 2/25/1950
Time: 01:20
Location: NEW BEDFORD, MA
Description: 2 observer(s). Silent shiny 1M glowing-saucer hovers 300M / city incinerator. Going quickly northwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 409)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1499

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “NEW BEDFORD,MA:2 OBS:SLNT SHINY 1M GLO-SCR HVRS 300M/CITY INCINERATOR:>>NW”, LatLong: “41.661113 -70.950003”, LatLongDMS: “41:39:40 N 70:57:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “300”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7820 (71C2C15D)

Date: 2/25/1950
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Description: AEC Investigators Sighted cylinder with tapered ends, silver and flashing (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 645, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500225
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_663

Event 7821 (E258DCFF)

Date: 2/25/1950
Time: 3:55 PM
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Description: Witnesses: Twelve Atomic Energy Commission security inspectors. One cylinder with tapered ends, silver and flashing, flew slow and hen fast, fluttered and oscillated, and changed course. observations by individuals varied from 3 seconds to 2 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_32

Event 7822 (7CA8C022)

Date: 2/25/1950
Description: Los Alamos, New Mexico. Twelve Atomic Energy Commission security inspectors sighted a cylindrical UFO at 3:55 p.m. while at the Los Alamos nuclear facility. It was silver colored and was flashing, and had tapered ends. The object flew slowly and then sped up, fluttered and oscillated, and changed course. The observations by the various individuals lasted from three seconds up to two minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1095

Event 7823 (CA5C64A4)

Date: 2/26/1950
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Description: 2:45 p.m. Three witnesses observe a bronze-colored object that looks like two cigarette ashtrays placed face to face over Vancouver, British Columbia. It slows down as it passes overhead and wobbles as it moves along.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Chris Rutkowski, Canada’s UFOs: Declassified, August Night, 2022, p. 64
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1477

Event 7824 (B183D92A)

Date: 2/27/1950
Time: 02:30
Location: JAMESBURG, NJ
Description: 2 / car. Metal saucer ringed / lights. Hovers low. Sudden takeoff / swish.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 409)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1500

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “20”, HatchDesc: “JAMESBURG,NJ:2/CAR:MTL SCR RINGED/LITES:HVRS LOW:SUDDEN TAKEOFF/SWISH:”, LatLong: “40.350002 -74.438892”, LatLongDMS: “40:21:00 N 74:26:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Jersey”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7825 (A72B615E)

Date: 2/27/1950
Location: Coulterville, IL
Description: Object in the shape of a discus approximately 60 feet in diameter, 10 feet thick in the middle and thin at the edges seen from private plane (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 500227
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_664

Event 7826 (450C6BC8)

Date: 2/27/1950
Description: In Jamesburg, New Jersey two witnesses watched a metallic saucer-shaped object ringed with lights hovering at a low altitude, when it suddenly took off with a swishing sound.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950 (volume 4), p. 9
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1148

Event 7827 (B2760D29)

Date: 3/1950
Description: James J. Rodgers is named a chief of Project Grudge.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Sparks, p. 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1478

Event 7828 (2F12114D)

Date: 3/1950
Location: White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico
Description: Naval Commander Robert Bright McLaughlin, in charge of a team of Navy scientists at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, writes about the Charles B. Moore sighting of April 24, 1949, in a True magazine article and speculates on saucer propulsion systems. McLaughlin writes that the saucers are indeed “spaceships from another planet, operated by animate, intelligent beings.” The Navy, having gotten a preview of the article, removes him from White Sands and gives him an assignment at sea aboard the destroyer USS Bristol.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Robert B. McLaughlin, “How Scientists Tracked a Flying Saucer,” True, March 1950, pp. 25–27, 96–99; Ruppelt, pp. 70– 72; Swords 94–95
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1479

Event 7829 (E08DBD13)

Date: 3/1950
Location: Aztec, New Mexico
Description: According to Karl T. Pflock, two CIA agents clandestinely visit Aztec, New Mexico, UFO crash storyteller Silas Newton and tell him that, although they know he is lying, they want him to continue spreading the tale as disinformation. The two agents later wind up involved in the Psychological Strategy Board created in 1951.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Kremlin 37–42
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1480

Event 7830 (E6D51B1E)

Date: 3/1/1950
Description: (Translated from French) The Knoxville (Tennessee) regional office of the FBI receives a frantic call from a radar operator at a nearby military base. The technician has spotted a craft flying over the Oak Ridge atomic research center Oak Ridge. (March 1st)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_818

Event 7831 (2D33D8D8)

Date: 3/1/1950
Location: CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
Description: Many observer(s). Metallic disk hovers 5km over city and airport. Then going quickly south. / r134#1p27.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1501

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1433”, HatchDesc: “CHIHUAHUA,MEX:MANY OBS:MTLC DISK HVRS 5km OVR CITY+AIRPORT:THEN >>S:/r134#1p27”, LatLong: “28.616668 -106.100005”, LatLongDMS: “28:37:00 N 106:06:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5000”, State/Prov: “Chihuahua”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7832 (025B3B81)

Date: 3/1/1950
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN
Description: 1-6 March. Military and civil RADAR’s and visual. 40k-80k altitude. No planes scheduled / area.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 127)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1502

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “64”, Elev: “300”, HatchDesc: “OAK RIDGE,TN:1-6MAR:MIL+CIV RDRs+VISUAL:40k-80k ALT:NO PLANES SCHEDULED/AREA”, LatLong: “36.011113 -84.277782”, LatLongDMS: “36:00:40 N 84:16:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Tennessee”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7833 (0DB2B035)

Date: 3/1/1950
Time: 14:00
Location: HANNA, WY
Description: 1 / (seen thru) binoculars. Odd birds circle area. 1 blows white smoke and streaks going quickly north. Absolute(ly) silent.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 411)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1503

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “2066”, HatchDesc: “HANNA,WY:1/BINOCS:ODD BIRDS CCL AREA:1 BLOWS WHT SMOKE+STREAKS >>N:ABS SLNT”, LatLong: “41.866669 -106.550005”, LatLongDMS: “41:52:00 N 106:33:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wyoming”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7834 (5DB8BC8D)

Date: 3/1/1950
Location: Knoxville, TN
Description: Radio amateur tracks UFO with radar (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 0)
Reference: NICAP: 500301
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_665

Event 7835 (815F88E0)

Date: 3/1/1950
Description: A metallic disc hovered over Chihuahua Airport in Mexico at five kilometers altitude during the day, then shot off quickly toward the south.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clipping dated March 5, 1950; Inforespace, December 1975
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1195

Event 7836 (AF48A514)

Date: 3/1/1950
Description: Military and civilian radars tracked a UFO flying at between 40,000 and 80,000 feet near Knoxville, Tennessee. At 11:15 a.m. Stuart Adcock, a Knoxville radio amateur with experience in radar technology, called the local FBI agent, Mr. Robey, to report that he had detected an object using a surplus military radar set. The object was circling at at altitude of about 40,000 feet over Oak Ridge nuclear facility. Mr. Adcock reported another detection the next day. No planes were scheduled in the area at the time. The US Air Force suggested that the visual sightings may have been due to a mirage.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Bruce Maccabee, UFO-FBI Connection, p. 169
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1196

Event 7837 (4F645AD3)

Date: 3/2/1950
Location: Mexico City
Description: MEXICAN OBSERVATORY PHOTOGRAPHS ONE. Luis Enrique Erro, head of the Tonantzintla Observatory near Puebla, reports an object flew through space and crossed the field of his Schmidt telescope. Luis Munch, fellow astronomer, photographed the object, which showed as a broad white streak diagonally across a jet black field. The craft appeared to be about the diameter of the moon and at least as bright.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_52

Event 7838 (14ECE489)

Date: 3/3/1950
Location: USA, Selfridge AFB, Michigan.
Description: (Translated from French) 11:05 p.m. Witness: 1st Lt Frank Mattson. An intense and huge yellow light descended vertically, then began to fly horizontally at great speed. Duration of observation: 4 minutes.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1444

Event 7839 (906325AA)

Date: 3/3/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At the USAF base in Selfridge (Michigan), Lieutenant Frank Mattson observed an intense light of a dull yellow descending vertically, then flying horizontally very quickly for 4 minutes. (March 3, 11:05 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #650 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_819

Event 7840 (C932F32A)

Date: 3/3/1950
Time: 23:10
Location: SELFRIDGE AIR FORCE BASE, MI
Description: Project Bluebook Case #650. 2 RADAR’s and visual (observation). Wide swings and abrupt turns. Also unidentified blips / 08 March.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 128)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1504

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “177”, HatchDesc: “SELFRIDGE AFB,MI:BBK#650:2 RDRs+VIS:WIDE SWINGS+ABRUPT TURNS:+UID BLIPS/08MAR”, LatLong: “42.605558 -82.827782”, LatLongDMS: “42:36:20 N 82:49:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7841 (5C798AC1)

Date: 3/3/1950
Location: Selfridge AFB, MI
Description: An intense, dull yellowish light descend vertically (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 650)
Reference: NICAP: 500303
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_666

Event 7842 (EBEDF77C)

Date: 3/3/1950
Time: 11:05 PM
Location: Selfridge AFB, Michigan
Description: Witness: 1st Lt Frank Mattson. One intense, dull yellowish light descended vertically, then flew straight and level very fast for 4 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_33

Event 7843 (174D09F8)

Date: 3/3/1950
Locations: Selfridge AFB; Selfridge Air National Guard Base; Mount Clemens, Michigan
Description: At Selfridge AFB [now Selfridge Air National Guard Base] near Mount Clemens, Michigan, a lone UFO causes multiple radar trackings and is logged at speeds up to 1,500 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Object Descends Vertically, Levels Out”; Patrick Gross, “Selfridge AFB, Michigan, March 3, 1950”; Sparks, p. 83
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1481

Event 7844 (1E0686DF)

Date: 3/3/1950
Description: At Selfridge AFB in Macomb County, Michigan two radars tracked an unusual object in the sky at 11:10 p.m. whose presence was confirmed with a visual sighting by a witness named Mattson. The UFO was visible for four minutes and made wide swings and abrupt turns.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 650; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 28
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1268

Event 7845 (5D7927AB)

Date: 3/4/1950
Location: Newburgh (near), IN
Description: A man was driving east approximately two miles east of the junction of Indiana State Hwy 66 and 261 north of Newburgh, when he observed an object he believed to be a rocket at a distance of approximately 50-75 yards in front of his automobile. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP: 500304
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_667

Event 7846 (46664D53)

Date: 3/5/1950 (approximate)
Location: NEAR BLOOMFIELD, NM
Description: Object paces car. Car stops. Dark 5’ saucer circles car / dizzy speeds.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 132)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1505

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1662”, HatchDesc: “nr BLOOMFIELD,NM:OBJ PACES CAR:CAR STOPS:DRK 5’SCR CIRCLES CAR/DIZZY SPEEDS”, LatLong: “36.711113 -107.983338”, LatLongDMS: “36:42:40 N 107:59:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7847 (11430144)

Date: 3/5/1950
Time: 01:30
Location: SALTSBURG, PA
Description: Ex USAF Officer. 15M turtle saucer hovers / low altitude. Keeps away as observer(s) nears.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 411)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1506

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “274”, HatchDesc: “SALTSBURG,PA:EX USAF OFCR:15M TURTLE SCR HVRS/LO ALT:KEEPS AWAY AS OBS NEARS”, LatLong: “40.483335 -79.450004”, LatLongDMS: “40:29:00 N 79:27:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7848 (E6E1D7FE)

Date: 3/5/1950
Time: 07:00
Location: GERING, NEBR
Description: 16+cop. 8m night light / 30m altitude. Changes shape. Extremely bright. Dangles and maneuvers. Going southeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 131)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1507

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO:

High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “1219”, HatchDesc: “GERING,NEBR:16+COP:8m NLT/30m alt:CHANGES SHAPE:XBRITE:DANGLES+MNVRS: >SE”, LatLong: “41.822224 -103.661116”, LatLongDMS: “41:49:20 N 103:39:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “30”, State/Prov: “Nebraska”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7849 (7A19D26B)

Date: 3/5/1950
Time: ~16:00
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Description: 4+1 observer(s). Metal disk hovers and darts. Going quickly [to] cloud. Trails ribbon going east. / r134-4 / 13.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 131)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1508

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “HOUSTON,TX:4+1 OBS:MTL DISK HVRS+DARTS:>> CLOUD:TRAILS RIBBON >E:/r134-4/13”, LatLong: “29.766668 -95.350005”, LatLongDMS: “29:46:00 N 95:21:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7850 (4DBE7CEB)

Date: 3/5/1950
Location: Bloomfield, NM
Description: Night. A dark, five-foot diameter disc paced a car. When the driver stopped the car the object circled the car, then sped away at a high speed. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_668

Event 7851 (8EAFC5D3)

Date: 3/5/1950
Description: At 1:30 a.m an ex-Air Force officer driving on Highway 80 in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania said he watched a turtle shell-shaped disc hovering at low altitude. The 15 meter wide object kept away from him when the witness attempted to approach it. At 7:00 a.m. on this same date twenty witnesses watched a 25 foot wide, extremely bright UFO maneuver in the sky over Gering, Nebraska. It appeared to change shape as it flew off toward the southeast. In the afternoon a metallic flying disc trailing some kind of ribbon hovered, darted about, and jumped into some clouds over Houston, Texas. It left flying toward the east. That night in Bloomfield, New Mexico a dark, five-foot diameter disc paced a car. When the driver stopped the car the object circled the car, then sped away at a high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clippings, March 10, 1950 and March 27, 1950; Loren Gross, UFOs: A History, 1950: January-March, pp. 11, 31-32
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1308

Event 7852 (16FA22AC)

Date: 3/7/1950
Location: DURANGO, MEXICO
Description: Passing saucer stops / 2 hours. No further details. / Los Angeles Times. / r134#1p37.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1509

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1892”, HatchDesc: “DURANGO,MEX:PASSING SCR STOPS/2 hrs:NFD:/Los Angeles Times:/r134#1p37”, LatLong: “23.033334 -104.683338”, LatLongDMS: “23:02:00 N 104:41:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “DRG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7853 (9826FE67)

Date: 3/7/1950
Description: In 1950, two discs passing over Durango, Mexico stopped in the sky for two hours.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211, citing the Los Angeles Times
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1361

Event 7854 (FFD2E180)

Date: 3/8/1950
Description: Mysterious “Silas Newton” speaks at University of Denver
Type: ufological event
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_108

Event 7855 (CC7AB146)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: University of Denver
Description: Tape recorded University of Denver lecture on three crash retrievals. Tape recently found at the AHC in Frank Scully’s papers in Laramie WY. Was going to be given by a scientist involved in the retrieval that knew or worked with Dr. Vannever Bush during WW2, but was instead given by Silas Newton at the last minute.
Type: lecture
Reference: YouTube - Part 1
Reference: YouTube - Part 2
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_399

Event 7856 (703BC462)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: USA, Dayton
Description: (Translated from French) In the middle of the morning a T.W.A. aircraft was preparing to land at the Dayton municipal airport. As it maneuvered to present itself, the pilot and co-pilot saw a bright light, seeming to hover towards the southeast. They warned the control tower. The operators replied that they also saw this light and had warned the Ohio National Guard squadron stationed at the airport. A pilot was already running to his F-51. All the staff actually saw the UFO: an extremely bright light, much brighter and bigger than a star. It was at a very high altitude because the thick and high clouds masked it from time to time. In the air there was the F-51 of the (…) A few minutes later the object disappeared from the radar screen. The two F-51s descended. When the clouds dissipated, nothing could be seen anymore. (1950, 8 March)
Reference: Edward J. Ruppelt: “Face aux Soucoupes Volantes”, ed. France-Empire 1958, p. 100, 101
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1445

Event 7857 (A2BD754B)

Date: 3/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) A Dayton (Ohio), visual and radar observation of a flying disc above the Wright-Patterson headquarters, headquarters of the ATIC. A TWA crew confirms the observation. The National Guard is put on alert and a (two?) Mustang P-51 takes off (s) to attempt an interception, in vain. (March 8)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_820

Event 7858 (E13DF649)

Date: 3/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) The phenomenon of March 1st repeats itself several times. Establishment of the Twinkle project, charged with investigating the phenomena of “green fireballs” in New Mexico.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_821

Event 7859 (FFFEB5FC)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: Dayton, OH
Description: Radar/visuals of bright metallic disc; failed intercept.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_53

Event 7860 (D0090921)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: MAZATLAN, MEXICO
Description: Naval Commander. Object / sky. Type unknown. “Artificial device”. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 137)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1510

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “MAZATLAN,MEX:NAVAL COMMANDER:OBJ/SKY:TYPE UNK:“ARTIFICIAL DEVICE”:NFD”, LatLong: “23.233334 -106.450005”, LatLongDMS: “23:14:00 N 106:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sinaloa”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7861 (1F9A6EAB)

Date: 3/8/1950
Time: ~09:00
Location: VANDALIA AIRPORT, OH
Description: 2 airliners and Air Traffic Controller and many. Jets chase bullet cylinder/cigar-shape. Quickly going up [to] very fast. / r29p73.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 84)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1511

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “296”, HatchDesc: “VANDALIA AIRPt,OH:2 AIRLINERS+ATC+MANY:JETS CHASE BULLET CGR:↑↑ VFAST:/r29p73”, LatLong: “39.766669 -84.183337”, LatLongDMS: “39:46:00 N 84:11:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7862 (59AB9C21)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: Dayton, OH
Description: Three Aircraft Spot UFO / Radar Track At ATIC (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500308
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_669

Event 7863 (54F3A05B)

Date: 3/8/1950
Location: Dayton, OH
Description: Kerr/Miller/Rabenek Case (AL) Three Aircraft Spot UFO / Radar Track At ATIC (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 500308
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_670

Event 7864 (4200DE78)

Date: 3/8/1950
Locations: Dayton, Ohio; Vandalia, Ohio; Wright-Patterson AFB
Description: Mid-morning. TWA pilot Capt. W. H. Kerr reports to the CAA that he and two other TWA pilots (D. W. Miller and Malvern H. Rabeneck) are watching a UFO hovering at high altitude near Dayton, Ohio. The CAA has already received about 20 other reports about it from Vandalia, Ohio. ATIC control tower operators at Wright- Patterson AFB pick it up visually and on radar (“a good, solid target”). Four F-51 interceptors are sent up. They see it as a huge, round, metallic object, but clouds move in. The object climbs vertically out of sight at high speed. ATIC calls it the planet Venus, with radar returns from ice-laden clouds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Three Aircraft Spot UFO / Radar Track at ATIC”; UFOEv, p. 84; Ruppelt, pp. 72–75; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January– March 1950, The Author, 1983, pp. 32–37
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1482

Event 7865 (E31DCE98)

Date: 3/8/1950
Description: A Naval commander sighted a UFO in the sky over Mazatlan, Mexico which he described as an “artificial device.” At five o’clock in the morning the crew of two airliners, the Air Traffic Controller, and many other ground witnesses at Vandalia Airport, Ohio sighted a bullet-shaped UFO being chased by military jets. The UFO ascended very fast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 84
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1375

Event 7866 (8097E609)

Date: 3/9/1950
Location: USA, Selfridge (Michigan)
Description: (Translated from French) Radar-optical observation. The object was detected on the screens of two radar stations. The object remained stationary for 2 minutes, its velocity magnitude and acceleration of three-dimensional movements exceeded the known capacity of lighter-than-air vehicles in directed flight. (March 9, 1950)
Reference: J. Allen HYNEK: “New Report on UFOs” - Belfond 1979 - pp. 123, 124
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1446

Event 7867 (AA637766)

Date: 3/9/1950
Location: Selfridge AFB, MI
Description: Multiple radar, no visuals of object at extreme speed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_54

Event 7868 (E4DDC0F2)

Date: 3/9/1950
Time: 10:00?
Location: SANTIAGO TO/FROM ANTILLA, CUBA
Description: All / airliner and many / ground. Classic saucer tracked / theodolite.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 154)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1512

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Caribbean area”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “SANTIAGO><ANTILLA,CUBA:ALL/AIRLINER+MANY/GND:CLASSIC SCR TRACKED/THEODOLITE:”, LatLong: “20.416668 -75.816670”, LatLongDMS: “20:25:00 N 75:49:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7869 (1D39BA99)

Date: 3/9/1950
Time: 19:50
Location: SELFRIDGE AIR FORCE BASE, MI
Description: Military Air Traffic Controllers. Blip paces jets. 4 blips to 2052h. 2500mph vertical!
Type: sighting
Reference: HYNEK, Dr. J. Allen: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT; Dell Publ., NY 1977. 298pp. (Index 295)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1513

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “45”, Elev: “177”, HatchDesc: “SELFRIDGE AFB,MI:MIL ATCs:BLIP PACES JETS:4 BLIPS TO 2052h:2500mph VERTICAL!”, LatLong: “42.594446 -82.827782”, LatLongDMS: “42:35:40 N 82:49:40 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7870 (9B594337)

Date: 3/9/1950
Location: Selfridge AFB, MI
Description: Selfridge AFB, Michigan, G,V,A air defense ground radar trackings of an object erratically varying height & speed (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500309
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_671

Event 7871 (3C61E9E1)

Date: 3/9/1950
Locations: Selfridge Air Force Base; Mount Clemens, Michigan
Description: 7:45 p.m. A crew of three radar controllers at Selfridge Air Force Base [now Selfridge Air National Guard Base] near Mount Clemens, Michigan, is busy monitoring the night flying units of the 56th Fighter-Interceptor Group. 1st Lt. Francis E. Parker, 1st Lt. Frank K. Mattson, Sgt. McCarthy, and Cpl. Melton observe an intermittent target on the height range indicator (HRI) scope of the CPS-4 radar at 47,000 feet altitude and higher. Further indications of what Parker describes as a well-defined, clear target like an aircraft are picked up with increasing regularity over the next 45–60 minutes. During this time, the target seems to stay in the area where the F-80s are flying, but 20,000 feet above them. The radar operators are monitoring two different systems—a CPS-5 radar operating on long-wave frequencies at 40,000 feet, and a CPS-4 radar operating on short-wave frequencies—and the target appears on both scopes simultaneously without fade. The speed varies from a hover in low-density air to nearly 1,500 mph, well in excess of the fastest operational jet at the time, and a climb rate of up to 7,000 feet per minute.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “The Selfridge AFB Incident”; Sparks, p. 84; Hynek UFO Report, pp. 123– 125, 295–297; Clark III 1047–1049; Martin L. Shough, “Radar and the UFO,” UFOs 1947–1987, Fortean Tomes, 1987, pp. 215–217
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1483

Event 7872 (C52B7B37)

Date: 3/9/1950
Description: At ten o’clock in the morning a disc-shaped object was sighted by witnesses on the ground as well as by passengers and crew of an airliner flying from Santiago to Antilla, Cuba. The ground observers tracked the UFO with a theodolite.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 54
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1389

Event 7873 (CA26D02B)

Date: 3/9/1950
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Description: “Flying Disk” reported to have landed at Mexico City, Mexico.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_13

Event 7874 (3F8C8F4E)

Date: 3/10/1950
Location: USA, La Crescenta (California)
Description: (Translated from French) At 8:45 many people from the locality saw coming from the north, towards Big Tujunga Canyon, a triangular object, at an altitude of 1500 to 3000 meters. Mrs. Ruby Lytle, one of the first witnesses, described it as having a construction resembling a gondola, inside a slightly colored halo. This object flew slowly, without audible noise. It eventually disappeared into the sky towards the southwest.
Reference: from the book "The Tujunga Canyon Contacts, p. 139 - Ufo Folklore Center
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1447

Event 7875 (0991E2AD)

Date: 3/10/1950
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Description: WEST CANADA CATCHES SIGHT OF THREE. F. Arnold Richards, civic employee, saw objects with a bluish-white flame shooting out of the wide end. He reported three in all.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_53

Event 7876 (41E14B2C)

Date: 3/10/1950
Location: CD.JUAREZ, MX
Description: Numerous observer(s). Top-like disk going quickly north. Big wave all over/all about / MX. / r134#1p46. / LDLN#211.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 411)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1514

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1143”, HatchDesc: “Cd.JUAREZ,MX:NMRS OBS:TOP-LIKE DISK >>N:BIG WAVE ALLO/MX:/r134#1p46:/LDLN#211”, LatLong: “31.716668 -106.483338”, LatLongDMS: “31:43:00 N 106:29:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “JLS”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7877 (F8BD4EB2)

Date: 3/10/1950
Time: ~08:50
Location: LA CRESCENTA, CA
Description: Numerous observer(s). Delta-gondola object goes going [to] N. toward(s) Tujunga. Altitude = 5000’.
Type: sighting
Reference: DRUFFEL, Ann & ROGO, D. Scott:The TUJUNGA CANYON CONTACTS Signet Books PB 1989 (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1515

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “524”, HatchDesc: “LA CRESCENTA,CA:NMRS.OBS:DELTA-GONDOLA OBJ GOES >N.TWRD TUJUNGA:ALT=5000’.”, LatLong: “34.222224 -118.250006”, LatLongDMS: “34:13:20 N 118:15:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7878 (9A397B8C)

Date: 3/10/1950
Time: ~17:30
Location: BURBANK, CA
Description: Near Lockheed works. Spoked wheel-object going quickly south from Tujunga.
Type: sighting
Reference: DRUFFEL, Ann & ROGO, D. Scott:The TUJUNGA CANYON CONTACTS Signet Books PB 1989 (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1516

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “236”, HatchDesc: “BURBANK,CA:nr LOCKHEED WORKS:SPOKED WHEEL-OBJ >>S FROM TUJUNGA.”, LatLong: “34.183335 -118.316672”, LatLongDMS: “34:11:00 N 118:19:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7879 (FB035804)

Date: 3/10/1950
Time: 18:00
Location: SOUTHEAST / PHOENIX, AZ
Description: 7 observer(s). 200’ metal ovoid / 45K’ altitude. Silent and still. Then shoots going up / sky / seconds.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 145)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1517

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “330”, HatchDesc: “SE/PHOENIX,AZ:7 OBS:200’MTL OVOID/45K’alt:SILENT+STILL:THEN SHOOTS↑/SKY/SECs”, LatLong: “33.400002 -112.000005”, LatLongDMS: “33:24:00 N 112:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “13200”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7880 (6E861A48)

Date: 3/10/1950
Time: 18:20
Location: ORANGEBURG, SC AND COLUMBIA AND FLORENCE AND SALLY, SC
Description: Saucer hovers over towns. Then speeds away.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 143)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1518

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “75”, HatchDesc: “ORANGEBURG,SC+COLUMBIA+FLORENCE+SALLY,SC:SCR HVRS OVR TOWNS:THEN SPEEDS AWAY”, LatLong: “33.494446 -80.855559”, LatLongDMS: “33:29:40 N 80:51:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “South Carolina”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7881 (28A1CB00)

Date: 3/10/1950
Time: 19:00
Location: NORWOOD, OH
Description: 12+observer(s). Huge object in searchlight again. Rises to avoid beam? Many such.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 136)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1519

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “201”, HatchDesc: “NORWOOD,OH:12+OBS:HUGE OBJ IN SEARCHLITE AGAIN:RISES TO AVOID BEAM?:MANY SUCH”, LatLong: “39.166669 -84.450004”, LatLongDMS: “39:10:00 N 84:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7882 (8075367E)

Date: 3/10/1950
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Description: Disc hovered over city, sped away. [XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_672

Event 7883 (732073C2)

Date: 3/10/1950
Location: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Description: A publisher and others see a bright disc hover over Orangeburg, South Carolina, for 15 minutes. It speeds away, leaving a trail.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 149
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1484

Event 7884 (7E4DDDF7)

Date: 3/10/1950
Description: An oval-shaped, aluminum colored object hung in sky at 40,000 feet altitude over Indian School Road southeast of Phoenix, Arizona at 6:00 p.m. It was estimated to be 200 feet in diameter, tapering to narrower proportions in the rear. It moved silently through the sky with a red fiery trail one hundred feet long, but left no vapor trail. It was gone from sight in 4 to 5 seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 45
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1401

Event 7885 (F60F7655)

Date: 3/11/1950
Location: Juarez, Mexico
Description: THREE MEXICAN OFFICIALS SEE ONE. Robert Antorena, Amilcar Lopez Sousa and Manuel Espejo, customs and border officials, saw a top-like disk traveling high in the sky and headed towards El Paso.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_54

Event 7886 (34C73FAF)

Date: 3/11/1950
Location: Juarez, Mexico
Description: NEW AND OLD MEXICO REPORT SIGHTINGS THE SAME DAY. Luis Herrera, travel agency owner, saw a strange, disk-shaped object over the city for fifteen minutes. At the same time, John E. Baird of El Paso saw an object shaped like a globe, near Deming, New Mexico.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_55

Event 7887 (BCF5A34D)

Date: 3/11/1950
Location: CD MEXICO, DF, MX
Description: Airport observer(s) and Cadet with telescope. Many see several saucers. Others just 1.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 148)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1520

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “1143”, HatchDesc: “cd MEXICO,DF,MX:AIRPORT OBS+CADET W/TELESCOPE:MANY SEE SVRL SCRS:OTHERS JUST 1”, LatLong: “19.450001 -99.133338”, LatLongDMS: “19:27:00 N 99:08:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “DF”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7888 (D03E2A7D)

Date: 3/11/1950
Time: 01:00
Location: SOUTHWEST / HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NM
Description: Huge 5-minute meteor changes color / Provost Marshall Haynor.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1521

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1230”, HatchDesc: “SW/HOLLOMAN AFB,NM:HUGE 5-MINUTE METEOR CHANGES COLOR/PROVOST MARSHALL HAYNOR”, LatLong: “32.750002 -106.100005”, LatLongDMS: “32:45:00 N 106:06:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 7889 (DFCFB67D)

Date: 3/11/1950
Time: 10:00
Location: PUNTA ARENAS, CHL
Description: 18cm sphere / 5400M altitude / 3 hours. Crosses sky going west. / Los Angeles Times.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1522

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Chile”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “35”, HatchDesc: “PUNTA ARENAS,CHL:18cm SPHERE/5400M alt/3hrs:CROSSES SKY >W:/Los Angeles Times”, LatLong: “-53.133336 -70.916670”, LatLongDMS: “53:08:00 S 70:55:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5400”, State/Prov: “TDF”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 7890 (C054E942)

Date: 3/11/1950
Time: ~21:00
Location: CHUALAR AND SALINAS, CA
Description: 4 / car buzzed / saucer. Brill blue-light. Loops. Going quickly south. Many calls.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 419)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1523

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “32”, HatchDesc: “CHUALAR+SALINAS,CA:4/CAR BUZZED/SCR:BRILL BLU-LITE:LOOPS:>>S:MANY CALLS”, LatLong: “36.622224 -121.583339”, LatLongDMS: “36:37:20 N 121:35:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7891 (BF1CA769)

Date: 3/11/1950
Location: Punta Arenas, Chile
Description: Silver ping-pong-shaped object at extreme altitude (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_673

Event 7892 (FD509C37)

Date: 3/11/1950
Description: A car was buzzed by a brilliant blue disc at 9:00 p.m. as it was being driven from Chualar to Salinas, California. The UFO made a loop, then shot off to the south. There were many calls to the authorities reporting sightings of the object.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 47
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1421

Event 7893 (0A9F0772)

Date: 3/12/1950
Location: MEXICALI, MX AND CALEXICO, CA
Description: Many observer(s). Bright discs tumble / sky. Crescents zip about.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 148)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1524

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “4”, HatchDesc: “MEXICALI,MX+CALEXICO,CA:MANY OBS:BRITE DISCS TUMBLE/SKY:CRESCENTS ZIP ABOUT”, LatLong: “32.450002 -115.483339”, LatLongDMS: “32:27:00 N 115:29:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Baja California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7894 (E869D41C)

Date: 3/12/1950
Time: ~14:00
Location: PACIFIC CITY, OR
Description: 2 observer(s). Photograph. Turtle-shell object south going north over sea. 6 holes / bottom. No spin.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 232)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1525

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC CITY,OR:2 OBS:FOTO:TURTLE-SHELL OBJ S>N OVR SEA:6 HOLES/BOTTOM:NO SPIN”, LatLong: “45.200002 -123.950006”, LatLongDMS: “45:12:00 N 123:57:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oregon”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7895 (B845BC6E)

Date: 3/12/1950
Time: 19:10
Location: NEAR COLUMBUS, MT
Description: 3 observer(s). Featureless cylinder/cigar-shape flames going quickly northwest. Separate weatherman reports saucer.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 416)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1526

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1097”, HatchDesc: “nr COLUMBUS,MT:3 OBS:FEATURELESS CGR FLAMES >>NW:SEP. WEATHERMAN REPORTS SCR”, LatLong: “45.633336 -109.250005”, LatLongDMS: “45:38:00 N 109:15:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Montana”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7896 (19C02480)

Date: 3/12/1950
Time: ~22:00
Location: BROOKS CO, TX
Description: 11 observer(s) / 2 separate ranches. Plain 4M disk circles / 300M altitude. Going quickly southwest toward(s) Mexico.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 417)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1527

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “34”, HatchDesc: “BROOKS co,TX:11 OBS/2 SEP.RANCHES:PLAIN 4M DISK CCLs/300M alt:>>SW twrd MEXICO”, LatLong: “27.233335 -98.150005”, LatLongDMS: “27:14:00 N 98:09:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TSX”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7897 (6F689226)

Date: 3/12/1950
Time: 23:00?
Location: SANTA FE, NM
Description: 2 saucers swoop over highway in front / car. Observer(s) terrified. (UPI) / WDC.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 148)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1528

Attributes: CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “2100”, HatchDesc: “SANTA FE,NM:2 SCRS SWOOP OVR HIGHWAY IN FRONT/CAR:OBS TERRIFIED:(UPI)/WDC”, LatLong: “35.666668 -106.038894”, LatLongDMS: “35:40:00 N 106:02:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7898 (B59057AA)

Date: 3/12/1950
Description: On this night a featureless four-meter wide disc circled a ranch in Falfurrias, Texas at 300 meters altitude for a few minutes. It flew off in a southwesterly direction toward Mexico.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950 Supplement, p. 17
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1430

Event 7899 (52E75886)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Mexico City, D.F.
Description: AIRPORT WEATHER EXPERT SEES FOUR IN MEXICO. Santiago Smith, chief weather observer for the Mexico City Airport trained a telescope at an object shaped like a half-moon, one of four flying bodies crossing the airport at 35,000 to 45,000 feet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_56

Event 7900 (D454F50A)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Monterey, Mexico
Description: MONTEREY SEES ONE MAKE QUICK TURNS. Francisco Martinez Soto, government airport inspector, saw an object moving in a straight line and changing its altitude by one and a half degrees in three minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_57

Event 7901 (BD262616)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: CLARKSBURG, CA
Description: Big glowing saucer descends. Hovers / swaying motion. Stays / 15 minute(s). 2 observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 149)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1529

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “4”, HatchDesc: “CLARKSBURG,CA:BIG GLOWING SCR DESCENDS:HOVERS/SWAYING MOTION:STAYS/15min:2 OBS”, LatLong: “38.422224 -121.527784”, LatLongDMS: “38:25:20 N 121:31:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7902 (2D44CC22)

Date: 3/13/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: NORTH / MONTREAL, QB
Description: Pilot sighting. 2 saucers and 2 pear-shapes / 10K’ altitude. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: PROJECT DELTA; 1994, LDA Press, PO Box 880, Los Altos, CA 94023 USA (Index 179)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1530

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “65”, HatchDesc: “N/MONTREAL,QB:PILOT SIGHTING:2 SCRS+2 PEAR-SHAPES/10K’alt:NFD”, LatLong: “45.666669 -73.583337”, LatLongDMS: “45:40:00 N 73:35:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “3000”, State/Prov: “Quebec”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7903 (94820B42)

Date: 3/13/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: EUNICE, NM
Description: 2 observer(s). Dull-red glowing-disk going east / oilfield / 150M altitude. 90° turn going quickly north / 1600kph.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 421)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1531

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1051”, HatchDesc: “EUNICE,NM:2 OBS:DULL-RED GLO-DISK > E/OILFIELD/150M alt:90°TURN >>N/1600kph”, LatLong: “32.438890 -103.161116”, LatLongDMS: “32:26:20 N 103:09:40 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “150”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7904 (E8FAB143)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Clarksburg, CA
Description: Saucer-shaped object descended, hovered with swaying motion, moved away. [IV] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_674

Event 7905 (262DD764)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Mexico City, MX
Description: Airport observers saw 4 UFOs, one through theodolite. [V, Xl (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_675

Event 7906 (57FA865D)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Clarksburg, California
Description: Early morning. Army Signal Corps (Reserve) Maj. Taylor in Clarksburg, California, is sleeping when an odd droning noise wakes him up. Going outside, he notices the noise is coming from a brilliant light in the sky, one- half the size of the full moon. It sways for about 15 minutes, then moves away.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January–March 1950, The Author, 1983, p. 49
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1485

Event 7907 (4BA10841)

Date: 3/13/1950
Location: Central Airport in Mexico City, Mexico
Description: Day. At the Central Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, Santiago Smith (weather observer for Mexicana de Aviación), J. de la Vega of the airport commander’s office, and others see a total of four UFOs passing overhead. Smith observes one of them through a theodolite, describing it as the shape of a “half-moon.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 44; “‘Saucers’ No Illusion: Hundreds See Shy Visitors,” Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, March 14, 1950, p. 9; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January–March 1950, The Author, 1983, pp. 50–51
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1486

Event 7908 (CC533E28)

Date: 3/13/1950
Description: A glowing light descended, then hovered with a swaying motion over farm country in Clarksburg, California at 5:00 a.m. It made a droning sound, and stayed in the area for 15 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: R. B. McLaughlin, True magazine, March 1950, p. 25; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 49, citing Civilian Saucer Intelligence Newsletter, October 1958, p. 83
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1445

Event 7909 (5294CD22)

Date: 3/13/1950
Description: An nine meter in diameter object, described as a spaceship with a propeller, allegedly landed in Penon de Los Banos, Mexico on this day. The pilot of the craft conversed in the Spanish language with the witness. His message was that “they” will colonize after we destroy ourselves. There was a reported odor of sulphur accompanying the presence of the UFOnaut.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0157, citing the Durango Herald, March 19, 1950; El Universal, March 14, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1446

Event 7910 (6ED6D1F8)

Date: 3/14/1950
Location: KAILUA, OAHU, HI
Description: Farm worker. Silver saucer trails smaller shining streaks. Goes southeast going quickly northwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1532

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “KAILUA,OAHU,HI:FARM WORKER:SLVR SCR TRAILS SMALLER SHINING STREAKS:GOES SE>>NW”, LatLong: “21.366668 -157.783341”, LatLongDMS: “21:22:00 N 157:47:00 W”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Hawaii”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7911 (946CEDCF)

Date: 3/14/1950
Location: NEAR MEXICO CITY AIRPORT/APARTMENT, MX
Description: Private pilot. 7M dome with green glow / bottom. Quickly going up. / r134#1p49.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 44)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1533

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “2230”, HatchDesc: “nr MEXICO CITY Apt,MX:PVT PILOT:7M DOME W/GRN GLOW/BOTTOM:↑↑:/r134#1p49”, LatLong: “19.466668 -99.100005”, LatLongDMS: “19:28:00 N 99:06:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “DF”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7912 (E2256A88)

Date: 3/14/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: 16 KM NORTHEAST / SANTA FE, NM
Description: Teen. Huge shiny globe hovers / mountains. Sudden burst / speed going quickly northeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 421)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1534

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “2098”, HatchDesc: “16 km NE/SANTA FE,NM:TEEN:HUGE SHINY GLOBE HVRS/Mtns:SUDDEN BURST/SPEED >>NE”, LatLong: “35.750002 -105.900005”, LatLongDMS: “35:45:00 N 105:54:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7913 (A0BD1DF3)

Date: 3/14/1950
Time: 23:30
Location: PACIFIC BEACH, WA
Description: Blue Book. Civil observer(s) = Ballieu. Object / crazy maneuvers / 5 minute(s). Type unknown. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1535

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC BEACH,WA:BBK:CIV.OBS=BALLIEU:OBJ/CRAZY MNVRS/5min:TYPE UNK:NFD”, LatLong: “47.211113 -124.200006”, LatLongDMS: “47:12:40 N 124:12:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7914 (BC582734)

Date: 3/14/1950
Description: At 1:00 p.m. in a cemetery in Veghenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy a witness witnessed a six-meter in diameter metallic saucer with legs. Six four-foot tall humanoids climbed ladders, then gestured. The craft took off and flew to the northeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2046
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1469

Event 7915 (F95A0D21)

Date: 3/14/1950
Description: At around noon a teenager named Richardson, who was located 16 km northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, saw a huge shiny sphere hovering over the mountains. It made a sudden burst of speed to the northeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clipping dated March 15, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950 (Volume 4), p. 21
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1470

Event 7916 (88F25AC6)

Date: 3/14/1950
Description: On this day a farmworker in Kailua, island of Oahu, Hawaii sighted a silver disc; it had trailing it smaller shining streaks. It flew from the southeast to the northwest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. January-March, p. 50
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1471

Event 7917 (AF4452FC)

Date: 3/14/1950
Description: On this night a private pilot at Mexico City Airport, Mexico witnessed a 7 meter in diameter dome with a green glow on the bottom. It shot up vertically.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: H. Edward Hill, Catalog Through 1950, case #315; Frank Scully, Behind the Flying Saucers, p. 209; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 44; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1556
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1472

Event 7918 (3FBE84F0)

Date: 3/14/1950
Description: At 11:30 p.m. in Pacific Beach, Washington civilians watched a UFO maneuver erratically for about five minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book, March 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. January-March, p. 51
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1473

Event 7919 (293ECA1F)

Date: 3/15/1950
Time: 11:00
Location: GUATEMALA, GUAT
Description: 4 silver saucers / 25K’ over airport/apartment runways. 1Kmph going quickly north. Also Mexico, DF / same day…
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1536

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Guatemala”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “GUATEMALA,GUAT:4 SLVR SCRS/25K’ OVR APT RUNWAYS:1Kmph>>N:+MEXICO,DF/SAME DAY…”, LatLong: “14.616667 -90.533338”, LatLongDMS: “14:37:00 N 90:32:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “7500”, State/Prov: “GUA”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7920 (0D7E49AE)

Date: 3/15/1950
Time: 12:50
Location: PRESTONSBURG, KY
Description: 35 kids and more. Terrible roar. 3 star-saucers slow down and maneuver. 2 more later.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 423)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1537

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “50”, Elev: “196”, HatchDesc: “PRESTONSBURG,KY:35 KIDS+:TERRIBLE ROAR:3 STAR-SCRS SLOW DOWN+MNVR:2 MORE LATER”, LatLong: “37.666668 -82.772226”, LatLongDMS: “37:40:00 N 82:46:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7921 (2AD40D43)

Date: 3/15/1950
Time: 18:20
Location: PENFIELD, PA
Description: 2 / car / malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). 30m saucer / 100m altitude trails streamer. Military investigation/investigators. (AP) news.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 152)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1538

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “377”, HatchDesc: “PENFIELD,PA:2/CAR/EMEs:30m SCR/100m alt TRAILS STREAMER:MIL INV:(AP) NEWS”, LatLong: “41.211113 -78.577782”, LatLongDMS: “41:12:40 N 78:34:40 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7922 (3F59BB97)

Date: 3/15/1950
Time: 22:00?
Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
Description: 1 observer. 5 ovoids going quickly southeast fast in formation. White or aluminum color. Seen 10 second(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 421)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1539

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “16”, HatchDesc: “BATON ROUGE,LA:1 OBS:5 OVOIDS >>SE FAST in FORMn:WHT or ALUMN CLR:seen 10 sec”, LatLong: “30.450001 -91.155560”, LatLongDMS: “30:27:00 N 91:09:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Louisiana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7923 (07A8A362)

Date: 3/15/1950
Locations: Guatemala; Guatemala City; Brookley Air Force Base; Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley; Mobile, Alabama
Description: An Air Force Captain Hall, flying in Guatemala, hears from other pilots at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City that large, fast, and highly maneuverable objects have flown directly over the runway. The stories also appear in the local press. When Hall returns to Brookley Air Force Base [now Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley] in Mobile, Alabama, he is interrogated by a USAF intelligence officer and told: “Listen, there is no such thing as a flying saucer. You won’t discuss them.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 96
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1487

Event 7924 (9DE918B7)

Date: 3/15/1950
Description: At 6:15 p.m. a disc-shaped object circled a motorist on highway 153 north of Clearfield, Pennsylvania. There were humanoids inside the craft that were visible through windows, and a bluish-green ray was shot in the direction of the witness but missed. A white light lingered in the area for more than 30 seconds, then the UFO flew off toward the northwest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: William Baggs, Miami Daily News, March 15, 1950; St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 2, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 52
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1521

Event 7925 (E554BE61)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: Lima, Peru
Description: Swiss engineer Julian Gardiol reported he spotted a UFO stop in the air stop for 5 minutes (Denver Post Special)
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Newspapers.com
Reference: “Behind the Flying Saucers” by Frank Scully
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_400

Event 7926 (CDFEBAF8)

Date: 3/16/1950
End date: 3/18/1950
Locations: Farmington, NM; Aztec, NM
Description: Farmington Armada mass UFO sighting: 100’s of UFO’s spotted over town, and from nearby Aztec. Some UFO’s appeared red colored. Seen by thousands of witnesses over a period of several days. Local newspapers reportedly censored.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_401

Event 7927 (D617E84D)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: BELGIUM, Spa
Description: (Translated from French) (Source: GESAG, GS 006) A UFO above Spa! White smoke was coming out of the craft. On Thursday morning several inhabitants of Spa saw an object which they identified as a UFO! One of the witnesses specified that the craft left behind a trail of white smoke.
Reference: “Le Soir” of Brussels, 17.3.1950, “La libre Belgique” of 17.3.1950, Le journal de Bruges of 18.3.1950
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1448

Event 7928 (9611D69D)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: Delhi, Ontario
Description: ONTARIO REPORTS ONE PLAYING TAG. Paul Repai, Mr. and Mrs. Andre Hertal and Steve Fodor saw a flying saucer at 4 am moving in jerks as if controlled, faster than a jet. It seemed bigger and duller when moving, smaller and brighter when still. It swished from side to side and hovered up and down, then it suddenly rose sharply and disappeared.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_58

Event 7929 (1AB221C5)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: Miraflores, Peru
Description: SWISS IN PERU REPORTS ONE TAKE 5-MINUTE REST. Julian Guardiola, Swiss Engineer, saw a disk flying from the south giving off a red and yellow glow. It stopped directly above them at about 4500 feet and remained for about five minutes. It then flew southward at tremendous velocity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_59

Event 7930 (B550110E)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: San Jose Purua, Mexico
Description: LANSING M.D. FILMS ONE ONE IN MEXICO. Dr. W.C. Behen, of Lansing, Michigan, made both photographs and movies of a double truncated cone, silver in color, and eight or nine thousand feet in the air. The object disappeared from time to time, but would reappear to hover over one area for several minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_60

Event 7931 (A35EB894)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: Naval AS, Dallas TX
Description: Disc approaches B-36 from below; hovers, speeds away.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_55

Event 7932 (0EB0A15F)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: MIRAFLORES, PERU
Description: Swiss engineer and family. Glowing saucer stops overhead / 5 minute(s). Continues going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 154)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1540

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Peru”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “67”, HatchDesc: “MIRAFLORES,PERU:SWISS ENGINEER+FAMILY:GLOWING SCR STOPS OVHD/5min:CONTINUES>>N”, LatLong: “-12.133334 -77.050004”, LatLongDMS: “12:08:00 S 77:03:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LMA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7933 (EB8A206B)

Date: 3/16/1950 (approximate)
Location: COCHABAMBA AND LA PAZ, BLV
Description: 2+glowing-disks going northeast overhead and away. / local paper and more / r134#1p35.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1541

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Bolivia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “2570”, HatchDesc: “COCHABAMBA+La PAZ,BLV:2+GLOW-DISKS >NE OVHD+away:/local paper+/r134#1p35”, LatLong: “-17.383334 -66.150003”, LatLongDMS: “17:23:00 S 66:09:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LPZ”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 7934 (732D6603)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: SAN JOSE PURUA, MICH, MEXICO
Description: AM tourist. Double truncated cone. Photographs (lost). 9000’ altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 154)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1542

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1450”, HatchDesc: “SAN JOSE PURUA,MICH,MEX:AM TOURIST:DBL TRUNCATED CONE:FOTOS(LOST):9000’alt”, LatLong: “19.516668 -100.522227”, LatLongDMS: “19:31:00 N 100:31:20 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “2700”, State/Prov: “MCH”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7935 (EF8B11EF)

Date: 3/16/1950
Time: 04:00
Location: DELHI, ONT
Description: 3 observer(s). Dull “extra moon” jerks around sky generally going quickly south. Quite fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 154)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1543

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “233”, HatchDesc: “DELHI,ONT:3 OBS:DULL “EXTRA MOON” JERKS AROUND SKY GENERALLY >>S:QUITE FAST”, LatLong: “42.866669 -80.500004”, LatLongDMS: “42:52:00 N 80:30:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7936 (85C26D4E)

Date: 3/16/1950
Time: 11:30
Location: DALLAS NAS, TX
Description: CPO Lewis. 25’ saucer stops right under B36 bomber. Then quickly going up. / r29p75.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 424)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1544

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “125”, HatchDesc: “DALLAS NAS,TX:CPO LEWIS:25’SCR STOPS RIGHT UNDER B36 BOMBER:THEN ↑↑:/r29p75”, LatLong: “32.733335 -96.966671”, LatLongDMS: “32:44:00 N 96:58:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “-1”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7937 (1CAA05A2)

Date: 3/16/1950
Time: 18:10
Location: NEAR TIOGA, TX
Description: 7 / bus. Slow silent flat disk suddenly flips and speeds away. Featureless.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 424)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1545

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “212”, HatchDesc: “nr TIOGA,TX:7/BUS:SLOW SLNT FLAT DISK SUDDENLY FLIPS+SPEEDS AWAY:FEATURELESS”, LatLong: “33.466668 -96.916671”, LatLongDMS: “33:28:00 N 96:55:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7938 (39241DF7)

Date: 3/16/1950
Time: ~22:00
Location: PIKES PEAK, CO
Description: Saucer over peak. Newpaper lines jammed / calls. Also Hobbs and Albuquerque / NM.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 155)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1546

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “4300”, HatchDesc: “PIKES PEAK,CO:SCR OVR PEAK:NEWPAPER LINES JAMMED/CALLS:ALSO HOBBS+ALBUQQ/NM”, LatLong: “38.844446 -105.044449”, LatLongDMS: “38:50:40 N 105:02:40 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7939 (C7B8062F)

Date: 3/16/1950
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: Navy Chief Petty Officer at Naval Air Station saw a flat oval UFO pass under a B36 bomber. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_676

Event 7940 (19280678)

Date: 3/16/1950
Locations: White Sands, New Mexico; New Mexico
Description: The efforts of Kaplan and Maj. Oder to start a fireball research project come to fruition when the AF Geophysical Research Directorate headed by Oder issues a letter directive authorizing Project Twinkle. A $20,000 half-year contract is signed with Land-Air, Inc. which operates the phototheodolites at White Sands, New Mexico. Land-Air is to set up a 24-hour watch at a location in New Mexico to be specified by the Air Force, and the phototheodolite operators at White Sands are to film any unusual objects that happen to fly past. The official contract gives April 1 as the starting date.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1488

Event 7941 (4337D9CA)

Date: 3/16/1950
Locations: Naval Air Station Dallas; Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex; Dallas, Texas
Description: Just before 12:00 noon. Chief Petty Officer Charles Lewis sees a flying disc streak across the sky at Naval Air Station Dallas [later Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex] near Dallas, Texas. It buzzes a high- flying B-36. It hovers under the bomber for a moment, then flies off and disappears. NAS Commander Capt. Milton Adolphus Nation vouches for Lewis and says that the base tower operators had seen a UFO 10 days before.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Disc Buzzes B-36”; “‘Flying Saucers’ Sighted by Two,” Dallas Morning News, March 18, 1950; Ruppelt, p. 75
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1489

Event 7942 (21165C57)

Date: 3/16/1950
End date: 3/18/1950
Location: Farmington, New Mexico
Description: 11 a.m.–noon. Former Army Engineer Capt. and Farmington Times business manager Clayton J. Boddy Jr. and dozens of others watch 12–15 shiny “saucer-like discs” cavorting around the sky over Farmington, New Mexico. They hover, then move in great bursts of speed. The objects appear three days in a row.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “The Farmington Invasion”; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January–March 1950, The Author, 1983, pp. 56–64; Sparks, p. 84; James E. McDonald, “Statement on Unidentified Flying Objects,” in Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Hearings, US House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 90th Cong., 2nd Sess., July 29, 1968, pp. 47–48
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1490

Event 7943 (6D2D8B7D)

Date: 3/17/1950
Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
Description: Locals. 6 blue-white disks turn / sky. Suddenly shoot up and gone. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1547

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Turkey”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “ANKARA,TURKEY:LOCALS:6 BLU-WHT DISKS TURN/SKY:SUDDENLY SHOOT UP+GONE:NFD”, LatLong: “39.916669 32.833335”, LatLongDMS: “39:55:00 N 32:50:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ankara”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7944 (5C75ECA6)

Date: 3/17/1950
Location: MEXICO CITY, MX
Description: Aircrew and 4 pilots / ground and more. Plane chases 30M saucer / 10km altitude. / r150p11.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1548

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “2221”, HatchDesc: “MEXICO CITY,MX:AIRCREW+4 PILOTS/GND+:PLANE CHASES 30M SCR/10km ALT:/r150p11”, LatLong: “19.466668 -99.116671”, LatLongDMS: “19:28:00 N 99:07:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “10000”, State/Prov: “DF”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7945 (E168C68B)

Date: 3/17/1950
Time: 09:00
Location: FARMINGTON, NM
Description: Thousands / observer(s). Hundreds / saucers cones and cigars maneuver. 90° turns. / r212p65+/ r134#4+6.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 263)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1549

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “160”, Elev: “1613”, HatchDesc: “FARMINGTON,NM:1000s/OBS:100s/SCRS CONES+CGRS MNVR:90°TURNS:/r212p65+/r134#4+6”, LatLong: “36.733335 -108.183338”, LatLongDMS: “36:44:00 N 108:11:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7946 (6E5FC64E)

Date: 3/17/1950
Time: 15:00
Location: LOS ALAMOS, NM
Description: Night lights and fireballs zip all over town to 1645hrs. Drop from sky. Exit going quickly west.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 155)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1550

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “105”, Elev: “2231”, HatchDesc: “LOS ALAMOS,NM:NLTS+FBLS ZIP ALL OVR TOWN to 1645hrs:DROP FROM SKY:EXIT >>W.”, LatLong: “35.877779 -106.283338”, LatLongDMS: “35:52:40 N 106:17:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 7947 (1E56F2F9)

Date: 3/17/1950
Time: 15:00
Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM
Description: 4 Air Force men. 3 silver saucers tumble / 10K’ altitude. 1 shoots going up. 1 going north. 1 going northeast / 15 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 164)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1551

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “KIRTLAND AFB,NM:4 AF MEN:3 SLVR SCRS TUMBLE/10K’alt:1 SHOOTS ↑:1>N:1>NE/15min”, LatLong: “35.016668 -106.600005”, LatLongDMS: “35:01:00 N 106:36:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “3000”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7948 (EEA49F6C)

Date: 3/17/1950
Time: 15:00
Location: TUCUMCARI, NM
Description: Daily news swamped / calls. Saucers all over. 1 larger / rest. Big show…
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 163)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1552

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “1245”, HatchDesc: “TUCUMCARI,NM:DAILY NEWS SWAMPED/CALLS:SCRS ALL OVR:1 LARGER/REST:BIG SHOW…”, LatLong: “35.150002 -103.700005”, LatLongDMS: “35:09:00 N 103:42:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7949 (4CC051F6)

Date: 3/17/1950
Time: 16:30
Location: LITTLE ROCK, ARK
Description: Pilot sighting. 6-12 black octagons turn suddenly going quickly southwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: PROJECT DELTA; 1994, LDA Press, PO Box 880, Los Altos, CA 94023 USA (Index 179)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1553

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “105”, HatchDesc: “LITTLE ROCK,ARK:PILOT SIGHTING:6-12 BLACK OCTAGONS TURN SUDDENLY >>SW:”, LatLong: “34.733335 -92.300004”, LatLongDMS: “34:44:00 N 92:18:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7950 (3801EED6)

Date: 3/17/1950
Location: Farmington, NM
Description: Retired Army Captain, others, saw dozens of discs gyrating in sky. [IV] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_677

Event 7951 (80B3DD9A)

Date: 3/17/1950
Description: Six bluish white disc-shaped objects turned in the sky over Ankara, Turkey on this day. They next shot straight up into the sky and vanished from sight.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1534

Event 7952 (125E484D)

Date: 3/17/1950
Description: Six to twelve black octagon-shaped objects were seen from the air over Little Rock, Arkansas at 4:30 p.m. The object made a sharp sudden turn to the southwest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, March 1950 report; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 179
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1535

Event 7953 (044149C9)

Date: 3/18/1950
Location: ARGENTINA, Lago Argenino
Description: (Translated from French) At 6:30 PM Wilfredo H. Arevalo saw a disc land, while a second craft hovered higher up. Arevalo got as close as 150 meters to the disc on the ground which emitted a bluish-green vapor and an “intense smell of burning gasoline” and seemed to be made of a phosphorescent metal similar to aluminum. On the disc a large flat part was spinning “like a gramophone disc”. In the center the disc had a “glass” cabin very transparent through which he saw four tall, well-formed men, dressed in something like Cellophane, working on various instruments. He was particularly struck by the paleness of their faces. Seeing him, the men directed a spotlight towards him, a blue light illuminated the craft, there was an increase in vapor and red-green flames shot out from the base. The craft then rose with a low rumble and the two machines disappeared leaving bluish trails.
Reference: Charles BOWEN: “In Search of Humanoids” - J’ai Lu 1974, p. 108
Reference: ground traces
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1449

Event 7954 (1F4D1076)

Date: 3/18/1950
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania
Description: PENNSY M.D. SKETCHES HOW HIS OPERATED. UP – Dr. Craig Hunter, 47 of Berkeley Springs, WV, made a rough sketch of a flying saucer he saw at dusk Wednesday in the hope that it might help clear up the mysterious phenomena. The object appeared to be about 50 to 100 feet in diameter and was about 25 to 30 feet thick in the center. A streamer about 200 feet long and 10 inches wide trailed. The disk seemed to be constructed in three concentric partitions. The outer edge, which was 10 feet wide, appeared to be stationary and had slits covering about one-third of the area visible to him. Immediately in from the leading edge were two apertures about 4 and a half feet square. The second circle seemed to be the only part of the thing moving and it rotated with a great hissing whistle. Inner and largest part of the disk was also stationary. It was a dirty metallic color and definitely not an airplane.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_61

Event 7955 (60ABAF27)

Date: 3/18/1950 (approximate)
Location: ORLAND PARK, IL
Description: Man photographs 30m pie-plate saucer. Dives into clouds.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 167)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1554

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “213”, HatchDesc: “ORLAND PARK,IL:MAN FOTOS 30m PIE-PLATE SCR:DIVES into clouds”, LatLong: “41.627780 -87.855560”, LatLongDMS: “41:37:40 N 87:51:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7956 (4C14CAE6)

Date: 3/18/1950
Time: 08:00?
Location: BURSA, TURKEY
Description: (AP) “Mohammedan Muzzeins / minarets see flying saucers in sky”.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 167)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1555

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Turkey”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “BURSA,TURKEY:(AP) “MOHAMMEDAN MUZZEINS/MINARETS SEE FLYING SAUCERS IN SKY””, LatLong: “40.200002 29.066668”, LatLongDMS: “40:12:00 N 29:04:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BRS”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7957 (EE500270)

Date: 3/18/1950
Time: 08:40
Location: BRADFORD, IL
Description: Several / private plane. Very fast metallic glowing-ovoid enters clouds. / r134#1p65.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 38)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1556

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “246”, HatchDesc: “BRADFORD,IL:SVRL/Pvt.PLANE:VFAST MTLC GLOW-OVOID ENTERS CLOUDS:/r134#1p65”, LatLong: “41.166669 -89.650004”, LatLongDMS: “41:10:00 N 89:39:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7958 (5EF1E5EF)

Date: 3/18/1950
Time: 11:30
Location: ATLANTA AIRPORT/APARTMENT, GA
Description: 6 airline(s)/airliner pilots / ground. Silent aluminum disk going quickly southwest. 6-7km altitude. Impossible climb.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 9)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1557

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “320”, HatchDesc: “ATLANTA Apt,GA:6 AL PILOTS/GND:SLNT ALUM.DISK >>SW:6-7km alt:IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB”, LatLong: “33.750002 -84.416671”, LatLongDMS: “33:45:00 N 84:25:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “6500”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7959 (BBD9D7DD)

Date: 3/18/1950
Time: 18:30
Location: LAGO ARGENTINO, ARG
Description: 2 saucers, 1 lands. Pseudo-human/entity / cabin. Smell and sound / jet engineer. Going quickly west. / r67p89.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 166)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1558

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, ABD: Human or animal abduction, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, ODR: Odors associated with UFO’s

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “200”, HatchDesc: “LAGO ARGENTINO,ARG:2 SCRS,1 LANDS:PSH/CABIN:SMELL+SOUND/JET ENG:>>W:/r67p89”, LatLong: “-50.333336 -72.300003”, LatLongDMS: “50:20:00 S 72:18:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “STC”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 7960 (E176F3C8)

Date: 3/18/1950
Location: Bradford (near), IL
Description: Fisher Case (P) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_678

Event 7961 (A589905E)

Date: 3/18/1950
Time: 1830
Location: Lago Argentino, Argentina
Description: A rancher, Wilfredo H. Arevalo, saw two objects, one of which landed. He walked within 150 m of the aluminum-looking craft which gave off a greenish-blue vapor and “an intense smell of burning benzine.” A large, flat section on top was revolving above a glass cabin in which could be seen four tall men, dressed in something like cellophane, working at various instruments. They saw him and shone a light in his direction while a blue light illuminated the craft; the vapor increased and flames (alternately reddish and greenish) shot out of the base while the object rose with a faint hum. Both craft flew away toward Chile, leaving bluish trails.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Humanoids 32 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_73

Event 7962 (92C4C3D5)

Date: 3/18/1950
Location: Bradford, Illinois
Description: 8:40 a.m. Private pilot Robert Fisher, flying a Beechcraft Bonanza over Bradford, Illinois, encounters an oval object with a metallic sheen. He can still see the object when it flies behind some thin clouds. It moves away at an estimated speed of 600–1,000 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 38
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1491

Event 7963 (26540B19)

Date: 3/18/1950
Description: The USAF publicly denies that UFOs are secret missiles or space-exploration devices.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucers Are Real, Gold Medal, 1950, p. 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1492

Event 7964 (9AC94395)

Date: 3/18/1950
Description: On this day in 1950, several sightings of daylight discs occurred over the United States, Europe, and South America.
Reference: Johnson
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1544

Event 7965 (69338106)

Date: 3/18/1950
Description: At the Atlanta Municipal Airport, Georgia six airline pilots on the tarmac reported sighting an aluminum colored disc that flew silently toward the southwest at between 6000 and 7000 feet altitude. It then made an “impossible climb.”
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon, 1947-1987, p. 9
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1545

Event 7966 (D4E41837)

Date: 3/18/1950
Description: A large number of saucers, performing aerobatics, appeared over Farmington, New Mexico around noon, and then flew away at an estimated 1000 mph. A luminous, metallic appearing disc was sighted five miles northeast of Bradford, Illinois at 8:40 a.m.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: unnamed newspaper clippings, March 18 and 19, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1546

Event 7967 (3A771B51)

Date: 3/18/1950
Description: At a ranch in Lago Argentino, Argentina, Mr. Wilfredo H. Arevalo, a rancher, saw two objects, one of which landed at 6:30 p.m. He walked within 150 meters of the aluminum looking craft that gave off a blue-green vapor with “an intense smell of burning benzene.” A large, flat section on top was revolving above a glass cabin in which could be seen four tall men with pallid faces, dressed in something like cellophane, working at various instruments. When they saw him they shone a light in his direction while a blue light illuminated the craft. The vapor increased and flames, alternately red and green, shot out of the base while the object rose with a faint hum. Both craft flew away toward Chile, leaving bluish trails.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 108; The Humanoids, FSR Special Issue #1, p. 32; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 194
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1547

Event 7968 (E7443235)

Date: 3/19/1950
Time: 13:00?
Location: EAST TORONTO, ON
Description: 2 Air Force Vets and 3. 4 silver grey saucers going east. Circle / 3000M altitude / 300kph. Maneuvers. Going quickly northwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 438)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1559

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “77”, HatchDesc: “E.TORONTO,ON:2 AF VETS+3:4 SLVR GRY SCRS > E:CCL/3000M alt/300kph:MNVRS:>>NW”, LatLong: “43.683335 -79.350004”, LatLongDMS: “43:41:00 N 79:21:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7969 (AF8EE88A)

Date: 3/19/1950
Time: 18:20
Location: GUIJUELO, SP
Description: Numerous observer(s). Glowing dark-grey 4M disk zips / 1 cloud into another.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1560

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “GUIJUELO,SP:NMRS OBS:GLOWING DRK-GRY 4M DISK ZIPS/1 CLOUD INTO ANOTHER”, LatLong: “40.533335 -5.650000”, LatLongDMS: “40:32:00 N 05:39:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SLM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7970 (4DA5BF97)

Date: 3/19/1950
Description: In 1950 in Sonderborg, Denmark at 2:30 a.m., mechanic J. Matiszewski heard a whistling sound that drew him outside. He then watched a UFO land in a meadow. When he approached to within 50 meters he suddenly felt paralyzed, and he observed that birds and cows in the vicinity were also unable to move. He stood motionless as four handsome men with brown complexions, wearing shiny black suits and translucent helmets, emerged from the craft and engaged in repair activities.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Willy Wegner, UFO-Landinger 1 Danmark, p. 1
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1561

Event 7971 (3CB7C36C)

Date: 3/20/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Stuttgart (Arkansas), Captain Jack Adams and First Officer G. W. Anderson Junior, both of Chicago & Southern Airlines, observed for 25 to 35 seconds a 100-foot disc with 9 to 12 openings along the lower part emitting a soft purple light, as well as a light at its top blinking 3 times in 9 seconds, flying at no less than 1000 miles/h. (March 20, 9:26 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #671 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_822

Event 7972 (4CCFEA7F)

Date: 3/20/1950
Time: 01:20
Location: SOUTH / MULESHOE, TX
Description: USAF T6. White sphere/orb/globe / 2Kmph / 15K’ altitude goes by going quickly west / seconds. Leaves (something behind) contrail.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1561

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1155”, HatchDesc: “S/MULESHOE,TX:USAF T6:WHT ORB/2Kmph/15K’alt GOES BY >>W/SECONDS:LVS CONTRAIL”, LatLong: “34.205557 -102.716672”, LatLongDMS: “34:12:20 N 102:43:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “4600”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7973 (BB3956A8)

Date: 3/20/1950
Time: 12:30
Location: NEAR GREENWOOD, MS
Description: Crew and several / airliner. Strange bright object / 10 minute(s). Vanishes. Type unknown.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 169)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1562

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “nr GREENWOOD,MS:CREW+SVRL/AIRLINER:STRANGE BRITE OBJ/10min:VANISHES:TYPE UNK”, LatLong: “33.516668 -90.177782”, LatLongDMS: “33:31:00 N 90:10:40 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Mississippi”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7974 (B47F8004)

Date: 3/20/1950
Time: 21:20
Location: OVER HAZEN, ARK
Description: DC3 pilots. 27M saucer going quickly north / 900kph. 6-7 lit portholes / bottom/underside. Blue-glow. / r2p77.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 439)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1563

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “71”, HatchDesc: “ovr HAZEN,ARK:DC3 PILOTS:27M SCR >>N/900kph:6-7 LIT PORTS/BTM:BLUE-GLOW:/r2p77”, LatLong: “34.783335 -91.583338”, LatLongDMS: “34:47:00 N 91:35:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7975 (43C04EFC)

Date: 3/20/1950
Location: Stuttgart, AR
Description: 100 ft flat cylinder-section circular disc (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: 671)
Reference: NICAP: 500320
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_679

Event 7976 (30BA7C69)

Date: 3/20/1950
Location: Clovis (35 miles SE of), NM
Description: Spherical then elongated object flying at 2,000 mph (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_680

Event 7977 (96BAA4CE)

Date: 3/20/1950
Time: 9:26 PM
Location: Stuggart, Arkansas
Description: Witnesses: Chicago & Southern Airlines Capt. Jack Adams, First Officer G. W. Anderson, Jr. One 100’ circular disc with 9-12 portholes along the lower side emitting a soft purple light, and a light at the top which flashed 3 times in 9 seconds, flew at not less than 1,000 m.p.h. It was seen for 25-35 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_34

Event 7978 (CC411B27)

Date: 3/20/1950
Locations: Chicago; Southern Airlines; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Hazen, Arkansas
Description: 9:26 p.m. Chicago and Southern Airlines Capt. Jack Adams and First Officer G. W. Anderson Jr., flying a DC-3 at 2,000 feet and heading west from Memphis, Tennessee, to Little Rock, Arkansas, see a circular disc 100 feet in diameter approximately over Hazen, Arkansas. In the top center of the object is an extremely bright light blinking at an estimated 3 flashes per second. The bottom of the object appears to have 9–12 symmetrical oval or circular portholes in a circle approximately 75% of the distance from the center to the outer edge. The object passes directly in front of the airliner at a distance of not more than 2,640 feet and approximately 1,000 feet higher than the airliner. They watch the object for 25–35 seconds. Adams estimates its speed is greater than 1,000 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “DC-3 Encounters 100ʹ Disc”; Little Rock Arkansas Gazette, July 24, 1955; Sparks, p. 85; Swords 95–96; Tom Howell YouTube channel, “UFO from the 1950s,” October 3, 2006
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1493

Event 7979 (65034004)

Date: Spring 1950
Locations: Antarctica; Chilean Embassy
Description: Commander Augusto Vars Ortega of the Chilean Navy takes about 1,200 feet of color film of UFOs—one above the other, turning at tremendous speeds—in Antarctica. When NICAP asks the Chilean Embassy about the film in 1956, it tells Keyhoe that the film is classified and not available.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Dan Lloyd, “Things Are Hotting Up in the Antarctic,” Flying Saucer Review 2, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1965): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1506

Event 7980 (8FB3A709)

Date: 3/21/1950
Time: 01:30
Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE AND SANDIA, NM
Description: Silent MLT saucers circle / 30 minute(s). Going quickly east. 22 March. 11 military. Flying wing.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 172)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1564

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “KIRTLAND AFB+SANDIA,NM:SLNT MLT SCRS CCL/30min:>>E::22MAR:11 MIL:FLYING WING”, LatLong: “35.033335 -106.600005”, LatLongDMS: “35:02:00 N 106:36:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7981 (AC9B53FC)

Date: 3/21/1950
Time: 10:00?
Location: RAPID CITY, SDAK
Description: Blue Book. 2 observer(s). Metal saucer makes 1 mile circle / 2 minute(s). Shoots straight going up / cloud.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 71)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1565

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “974”, HatchDesc: “RAPID CITY,SDAK:BBK:2 OBS:MTL SCR MAKES 1mi CIRCLE/2min:SHOOTS STRAIGHT↑/CLOUD”, LatLong: “44.066669 -103.216672”, LatLongDMS: “44:04:00 N 103:13:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “South Dakota”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7982 (D5C0B8FB)

Date: 3/21/1950
Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM
Description: 4925th Test Group Sees UFO (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500321
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_681

Event 7983 (C519BAB2)

Date: 3/21/1950
Locations: Sandia Base, New Mexico; Kirtland AFB
Description: 1:00–1:30 p.m. Sergeant Woods at Sandia Base, New Mexico, reports four round, silvery objects to the northeast. The objects appear to be more maneuverable than any known aircraft. The maneuvers are similar to those in dogfights involving two aircraft, but there seems to be no similarity to a conventional plane. They make right-angle turns and reverse direction instantaneously. The duration is about 30 minutes. Other witnesses at Sandia and Kirtland AFB report similar observations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Base Personnel Sight Strange Objects”; Sparks, p. 85
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1494

Event 7984 (48FEF7AF)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: Washington DC
Description: FBI “Guy Hottel” Memo: 3 saucers recovered in NM (corroborating Frank Scully’s later book on 8/1950). Description: Circular with raised centers, approx. 50 ft. diam. Each one occupied by 3 bodies, only 3 ft. tall, dressed in metallic suite, taped like high-speed flyers. It is believed that a very high powered Radar Station interfered with their control mechanisms, causing them to crash.
Type: memo
Reference: Pea Research (B1-A p116, B1-F p326, “Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p527, RECOVERY)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_402
See also: 3/25/1948

Event 7985 (50F2FFE6)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: Ottawa, CA
Description: Dept. Transportation, Ottawa Canada, announces plans to build and test free energy geomagnetic engine. Also state that "Dr. Vannevar Bush heads highest secret saucer research group in the USA
Type: announcement
Reference: Pea Research (B1-A, “Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p464)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_403

Event 7986 (33958CDF)

Date: 3/22/1950
Description: (Translated from French) The FBI agent Guy Hottel, stationed in Washington, sends a memorandum to his superiors in which he claims to have talked to an Air Force investigator. This informant told him that the Air Force had recovered 3 flying saucers in New Mexico, each with 3 bodies barely 1 m tall, dressed in black suits like those of supersonic pilots. (March 22)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_823

Event 7987 (44C9D7F3)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: NORTHWEST / KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM
Description: 11 Air Force Sergeants. Tan flying wing going northwest. Turns going north and gone / fantastic speed.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’S a HISTORY 1951 (2 booklets) Self published. (Index 73)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1566

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1495”, HatchDesc: “NW/KIRTLAND AFB,NM:11 AF SGTS:TAN FLYING WING> NW:TURNS>N+GONE/FANTASTIC SPEED”, LatLong: “35.150002 -106.500005”, LatLongDMS: “35:09:00 N 106:30:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 7988 (7765C010)

Date: 3/22/1950
Time: 05:50
Location: VILLARTA DE SAN JUAN, SP
Description: Cloud object hits car / bright light. Buzzes car repeatedly.
Type: sighting
Reference: BALLESTER OLMOS, Vicente-Juan: CATALOG of 200 TYPE-1 EVENTS in SPAIN & PORTUGAL; CUFOS 1976. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1567

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “12”, HatchDesc: “VILLARTA de SAN JUAN,SP:CLOUD OBJ HITS CAR/BRITE LITE:BUZZES CAR REPEATEDLY”, LatLong: “39.300002 -3.700000”, LatLongDMS: “39:18:00 N 03:42:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CRL”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7989 (C7751715)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM
Description: 4925th Test Group Sees UFO (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500322
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_682

Event 7990 (2B2467DC)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
Description: 11:00 a.m. Eleven sergeants in the 4925th Test Group watch a UFO northwest of Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The shape is “similar to a flying wing air craft and tan in color, turning to brown around the edges.” It first travels northwesterly at 25,000–30,000 feet, then turns north and disappears with a tremendous burst of speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Atomic Test Group Witnesses UFO in Broad Daylight”; Sparks, p. 85
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1495

Event 7991 (BE32D9E9)

Date: 3/22/1950
Location: New Mexico
Description: FBI agent Guy L. Hottel writes to FBI headquarters about a rumor that three UFOs have crashed and are recovered in New Mexico. They are 50 feet in diameter and “each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.” It goes on, “According to Mr. [redacted], informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government had a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling [sic] mechanism of the saucers." The informant is probably Silas M. Newton or Leo GeBauer. On March 25, 2013, the FBI issues a release saying that the Hottel memo was simply a second- or third-hand claim “that we never investigated. Some people believe the memo repeats a hoax that was circulating at that time, but the Bureau’s files have no information to verify that theory.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Guy Hottel, “Flying Saucers, Information Concerning,” March 22, 1950; Richard H. Hall, Uninvited Guests, Aurora, 1988, pp. 326–327; Good Above, p. 527; Federal Bureau of Investigation, “UFOs and the Guy Hottel Memo,” March 25, 2013; Robert L. Hastings, “The March 22, 1950 FBI Memo on Crashed Flying Saucers,” UFOs & Nukes, April 18, 2011
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1496

Event 7992 (C80FF9C1)

Date: 3/22/1950
Description: At 5:45 a.m. two industrialists in Spain saw a bright blue, cloud-like object while driving in Villarta de San Juan, Ciudad Real Province. It emitted a very bright light that appeared to collide with the object. The UFO was seen again 20 times during their drive.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Vicente Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, citing Stendek, June 1970, p. 17
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1611

Event 7993 (2D892F34)

Date: 3/22/1950
Description: At Kirtland AFB, New Mexico eleven USAF Sergeants watched a tan-colored flying wing head towards the northwest, turn to the north, and then fly off at a fantastic speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 73
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1612

Event 7994 (F9386DE5)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Description: 8 FLYING SAUCERS SPOTTED OVER LAGUNA. UP – Flying saucers have been spotted again, this time along the California coast by Dudley Gourley, 26, an Army aircraft observer for nearly three years. He said he saw the saucers moving slowly out to sea as he drove past El Moro on the coast highway.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_62

Event 7995 (2E91D286)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: MORRO BAY, CA
Description: Ex-Air Force aircraft-observer(s). 8 metallic ovoids soar going quickly west to sea / 2000’ altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 175)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1568

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “30”, HatchDesc: “MORRO BAY,CA:EX-AF AIRCRAFT-OBS:8 MTLC OVOIDS SOAR >>W TO SEA/2000’alt”, LatLong: “35.366668 -120.850006”, LatLongDMS: “35:22:00 N 120:51:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “600”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7996 (7DF49367)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: JALAPA, VERACRUZ, MX
Description: At least 300 saucers circle city. Gone by sundown. / El Universal.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 178)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1569

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Mexico”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “44”, Elev: “1381”, HatchDesc: “JALAPA,VERACRUZ,MX:AT LEAST 300 SCRS CIRCLE CITY:GONE BY SUNDOWN:/El Universal”, LatLong: “19.466668 -96.916671”, LatLongDMS: “19:28:00 N 96:55:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VRC”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 7997 (7F1EFEA2)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: YUMA, AZ
Description: J. McCullen. Huge saucer hovers / 20K’ altitude. Then goes going quickly east very fast. / LA Times.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 175)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1570

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “48”, HatchDesc: “YUMA,AZ:J.McCULLEN:HUGE SCR HVRS/20K’alt:THEN GOES >>E VFAST:/L.A.TIMES”, LatLong: “32.716668 -114.600005”, LatLongDMS: “32:43:00 N 114:36:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7998 (BF714F6C)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: BARRE, VT
Description: 3+observer(s). Baseball-orbs dive to ground. Head going quickly northwest. Flying hubcaps pace B36 also.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 176)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1571

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “186”, HatchDesc: “BARRE,VT:3+OBS:BASEBALL-ORBS DIVE TO GND:HEAD>>NW:FLYING HUBCAPS PACE B36 ALSO”, LatLong: “44.194447 -72.500003”, LatLongDMS: “44:11:40 N 72:30:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Vermont”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 7999 (2353E6FC)

Date: 3/23/1950
Time: 09:00
Location: PENSACOLA, FL
Description: Saufley Field. Group / military and separate civilians. Metal saucer / 500mph. Flies going quickly east into wind.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 176)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1572

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “PENSACOLA,FL:SAUFLEY FIELD:GRP/MIL+SEP CIVS:MTL SCR/500mph:FLIES>>E INTO WIND:”, LatLong: “30.422224 -87.216671”, LatLongDMS: “30:25:20 N 87:13:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8000 (589283DD)

Date: 3/23/1950
Time: 13:20
Location: OLIVEIRA DO HOSPITAL, PORTUGAL
Description: Numerous observer(s). Disk north going quickly south. 2nd disk does same / 1845hrs.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1573

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “74”, HatchDesc: “OLIVEIRA do HOSPITAL,PORTUGAL:NMRS OBS:DISK N>>S:2nd DISK DOES SAME/1845hrs”, LatLong: “40.600002 -7.850000”, LatLongDMS: “40:36:00 N 07:51:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BXA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8001 (6DFB4EE8)

Date: 3/23/1950
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Blue-White Flame Approaches C-47 (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 2)
Reference: NICAP: 500323
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_683

Event 8002 (B30A92D2)

Date: 3/23/1950
Description: A Mexican newspaper, El Universal, reported that at least 300 disc-shaped UFOs were sighted zooming around the sky above the city of Jalapa Enriquez, in the State of Veracruz, Mexico on this night. In Yuma, Arizona a UFO hovered over the park at 20,000 feet for two minutes during the day, then left at high speed to the east.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 78, citing El Universal, March 24, 1950; (2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 75
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1619

Event 8003 (897C884E)

Date: 3/24/1950
Location: GUATEMALA, GUAT
Description: 4 / US include/including fed Judge and big crowd. Bright silver discs maneuver over city.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 177)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1574

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Guatemala”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “GUATEMALA,GUAT:4/US incl FED JUDGE+BIG CROWD:BRIGHT SLVR DISCS MNVR OVR CITY”, LatLong: “14.600001 -90.516671”, LatLongDMS: “14:36:00 N 90:31:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink: "[Google Maps](https://www.goog

le.com/maps/place/14.600001,-90.516671)", State/Prov: “GUA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8004 (8A4DD57A)

Date: 3/24/1950
Location: WILLOWS AND CORNING, CA
Description: 2 police chiefs and co deputies. Silvery discs / 10 minute(s). Headlines.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 177)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1575

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “41”, HatchDesc: “WILLOWS+CORNING,CA:2 POLICE CHIEFS+co DEPUTIES:SILVERY DISCS/10min:HEADLINES”, LatLong: “39.522224 -122.194450”, LatLongDMS: “39:31:20 N 122:11:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8005 (E4981B70)

Date: 3/24/1950 (approximate)
Location: TEUGUEGARAO, LUZON, PHL
Description: Flying saucer visible for over 40 minute(s) / Manila bulletin article.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 178)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1576

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Philippines”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “45”, HatchDesc: “TEUGUEGARAO,LUZON,PHL:FLYING SCR VISIBLE for OVR 40min/MANILA BULLETIN article”, LatLong: “17.638890 121.733339”, LatLongDMS: “17:38:20 N 121:44:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LZN”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8006 (E20E5352)

Date: 3/24/1950
Location: PEARL HARBOR, HI
Description: Brill blue-green fireball passes overhead. Pauses and continues. Doesn’t fall.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 179)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1577

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PEARL HARBOR,HI:BRILL BLUE-GREEN FBL PASSES OVHD:PAUSES+CONTINUES:DOESN’T FALL”, LatLong: “21.383334 -157.972230”, LatLongDMS: “21:23:00 N 157:58:20 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Hawaii”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8007 (43469713)

Date: 3/24/1950
Time: 15:10
Location: SANDIA MOUNTAINS, NM
Description: 4 observer(s). Moon-size object loops over special military facility / 4 minute(s). Shoots going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 177)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1578

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “2000”, HatchDesc: “SANDIA Mtns,NM:4 OBS:MOON-SIZE OBJ LOOPS OVR SPECIAL MIL FCLTY/4min:SHOOTS↑”, LatLong: “35.200002 -106.433338”, LatLongDMS: “35:12:00 N 106:26:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8008 (2C19231A)

Date: 3/25/1950
Location: Minnesota
Description: PICARD FORMS LIDDEL OF BALLOONATIC FRINGE. Dr. Jean Picard, University of Minnesota scientist and pioneer in balloon ascent work, suggested in an interview with United Press that some “flying saucers” may be experimental balloons being sent up into the stratosphere by General Mills in cooperation with several universities and under contract with the Navy.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_63

Event 8009 (D847FD75)

Date: 3/25/1950
Location: Rome, Italy
Description: HITLER STILL FLYING AROUND IN ONE? Professor Giuseppe Belluzzo, a 73-year-old Italian turbine engineer, said today that designs for flying saucers were prepared for Hitler and Mussolini in 1942. Belluzzo said: “It has crossed my mind that some great power is experimenting with flying disks—without explosives or atomic bombs. There is nothing supernatural or Martian about flying disks. It’s just the most rational use of recently-evolved techniques.” Belluzzo personally drafted plans for a “flying disk” 32 feet in diameter, but claimed they disappeared with Benito Mussolini when he fled to northern Italy in 1943.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_67

Event 8010 (5E98434B)

Date: 3/25/1950
Location: NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
Description: Writer. Brilliant undimming ovoid near home. / LA Times report. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 179)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1579

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “198”, HatchDesc: “N.HOLLYWOOD,CA:WRITER:BRILL. UNDIMMING OVOID nr HOME:/L.A.Times rpt:NFD”, LatLong: “34.133335 -118.383339”, LatLongDMS: “34:08:00 N 118:23:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8011 (8CE867BD)

Date: 3/25/1950
Time: 10:30
Location: PATERNA, SP
Description: Numerous observer(s). Flying plate east going quickly west / very high altitude. Brusk turn and disappears. / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1580

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “PATERNA,SP:NMRS OBS:FLYING PLATE E>>W/VHI ALT:BRUSK TURN+DISAPPEARS:/NEWS”, LatLong: “39.500002 -0.433333”, LatLongDMS: “39:30:00 N 00:26:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Valencian”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8012 (343319C0)

Date: 3/25/1950
Time: 12:00
Location: BARCELONA, SP
Description: Several observer(s). 1-2 metallic disks high and fast north going quickly south. / Noticiera Universal.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1581

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BARCELONA,SP:SVRL OBS:1-2 MTLC DISKS HIGH+FAST N>>S:/Noticiera Universal”, LatLong: “41.416669 2.133333”, LatLongDMS: “41:25:00 N 02:08:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Barcelone”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8013 (B8AB6BF4)

Date: 3/26/1950 (approximate)
Location: OVER ACRE, ISRAEL
Description: Leb. airliner. Objects going quickly west. Very fast. Others see saucers going quickly north. Very high. Smoke.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 181)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1582

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Israel”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “ovr ACRE,ISRAEL:LEB.AIRLINER:OBJS >>W:VFAST:OTHERS SEE SCRS >>N:VHIGH:SMOKE”, LatLong: “32.933335 35.050002”, LatLongDMS: “32:56:00 N 35:03:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NRT”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8014 (B6576467)

Date: 3/26/1950
Time: ~10:00
Location: WEST NATIONAL AIRPORT, DC
Description: Man dives private plane / 40’ metallic saucer. Going up / clouds and going quickly east. / r134#4p47.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 10)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1583

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “8”, HatchDesc: “W.NATL AIRPORT,DC:MAN DIVES PVT PLANE/40’MTLC SCR:↑/CLOUDS+>>E:/r134#4p47”, LatLong: “38.833335 -77.033337”, LatLongDMS: “38:50:00 N 77:02:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Maryland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8015 (B54D839F)

Date: 3/26/1950
Time: 11:20
Location: BRUNSWICK, GA
Description: 3 pilots and 2 / (seen thru) binoculars. 3+2 saucers / 25K’ altitude. 1800+mph going south. Returns going quickly north. / r43.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1584

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “BRUNSWICK,GA:3 PILOTS+2/BINOCS:3+2 SCRS/25K’alt:1800+mph> S:RETURNS >>N:/r43”, LatLong: “31.150001 -81.500004”, LatLongDMS: “31:09:00 N 81:30:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “7500”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8016 (0B37DAE6)

Date: 3/26/1950
Time: 19:00
Location: NEAR ALGECIRAS, SP
Description: Rancher Jose Ayala. Flying disk east going quickly west / 1 second(s). No further details. / ABC News / Spain.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1585

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “nr ALGECIRAS,SP:RANCHER JOSE AYALA:FLYING DISK E>>W/1sec:NFD:/ABC News/Spain”, LatLong: “36.133335 -5.416667”, LatLongDMS: “36:08:00 N 05:25:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CDZ”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8017 (65685A38)

Date: 3/26/1950
Time: 20:50
Location: RENO AIRPORT, NV
Description: CAA Air Traffic Controller and 2 United Airlines (UAL) men. Brill night light / northwest. Hovers / 5 minute(s) then going up / clouds extremely fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 44)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1586

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “1345”, HatchDesc: “RENO AIRPORT,NV:CAA ATC+2 UAL MEN:BRILL NLT/NW:HVRS/5min THEN ↑/CLOUDS XFAST”, LatLong: “39.500002 -119.783339”, LatLongDMS: “39:30:00 N 119:47:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nevada”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 8018 (FDB08C40)

Date: 3/26/1950
Location: Reno, NV
Description: CAA control tower operator saw maneuvering light source. [V] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_684

Event 8019 (D7323302)

Date: 3/26/1950
Location: Washington (near), D.C.
Description: Mar 26, 1950; near Washington, DC, Totten (P) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_685

Event 8020 (A677A41B)

Date: 3/26/1950
Locations: London; Mars
Description: Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten, in a letter to his friend Charles Eade, editor of the London Sunday Dispatch, rejects the idea that flying saucers are secret weapons, admitting that “they do not come from our Earth…. Maybe it is the Shackletons or Scotts of Venus or Mars who are making their first exploration of our Earth.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOFiles2, p. 37
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1497

Event 8021 (9DE56B2E)

Date: 3/26/1950
Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
Description: Day. Bertram A. Totten, a clerk at the Library of Congress, is flying his plane at 5,000 feet over Fairfax County, Virginia, when he spots an aluminum-colored disc about 40 feet in diameter and 10 feet thick flying 1,000 feet below him. He dives toward it, but it speeds up into the overcast. It glints when the sun hits it, and he notices a vapor trail.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January–March 1950, The Author, 1983, pp. 79–80
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1498

Event 8022 (EFA6448F)

Date: 3/26/1950
Location: Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
Description: 4:00 p.m. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt interviews airline pilots Jack Adams and G. W. Anderson about their March 20 UFO sighting on her NBC television program, Today with Mrs. Roosevelt.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Anatomy of a Hoax, Part Five,” Saturday Night Uforia
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1499

Event 8023 (35AB7789)

Date: 3/26/1950
Locations: Hubbard Field; Reno–Tahoe International Airport; Reno, Nevada
Description: 8:50 p.m. CAA Tower operator Marie H. Matthews and United Airlines employees Robert Higbee and Fred Hinkle see a brilliant light northeast of Hubbard Field [now Reno–Tahoe International Airport] outside Reno, Nevada. It hangs motionless for 5–6 minutes, then moves slowly across the sky with a green light on either side of it. It suddenly zooms upward into a cloud bank.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, pp. 44–45
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1500

Event 8024 (ECE5BB98)

Date: 3/26/1950
Description: Several discs were seen from a Lebanese airliner off the coast of the ancient city of Acre (now Akko), Israel. They were travelling north and flying at a high altitude while emitting trails of smoke. At 11:15 a.m. five disc-shaped UFOs were seen, first three, then another two, flying over Bruswick, Georgia. They were silver in color, and flew at 30,000 feet altitude at a speed greater than 1,800 mph.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 12
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1671

Event 8025 (A2F20624)

Date: 3/27/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Motobu (Okinawa), the USAF radar operator Cpl. Bolfango spotted on his radar an object stationary for 2 minutes and then moving at 500 miles/h. A visual observation also took place. (March 27, 10:30)
Reference: case Blue Book #678 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_824

Event 8026 (56099B25)

Date: 3/27/1950
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: FLYING SAUCER NEAR PENTAGON. UP – A flying saucer has been reported almost in the backyard of the Air Force, the service that says the mysterious disks don’t exist. Bertram A. Totten, a veteran private pilot, said he sighted an aluminum-colored disk about 40 feet in diameter and 10 feet thick while he was flying over Fairfax County, Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_64

Event 8027 (6E8E6FC0)

Date: 3/27/1950
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Description: TULSA CHECKS IN WITH 25. C.W. Hughes, 1338 N. Boston Place, Tulsa, sighted at 6:16 am, 25 flying saucers. The objects were silver-colored and flying at an elevation of 1000 feet.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_65

Event 8028 (9C82FA33)

Date: 3/27/1950
Location: BERLIN, GERM
Description: Astronomers. Odd new star. Bright. Zigzags going west. Stops at times…
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 181)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1587

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: "BERLIN,GERM:ASTRONOMERS:ODD NEW STAR:BRITE:ZIGZAGS >W:STOPS AT TIMES… ", LatLong: “52.500003 13.383334”, LatLongDMS: “52:30:00 N 13:23:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BRL”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8029 (A765E9A5)

Date: 3/27/1950
Time: 06:00
Location: TULSA, OK
Description: 2+3 observer(s). Pie-pans pass / low-altitude. 1 stops and darts off. Glowing saucers 1 vertical.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 180)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1588

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “241”, HatchDesc: “TULSA,OK:2+3 OBS:PIE-PANS PASS/LO-ALT:1 STOPS+DARTS OFF:GLOWING SCRS 1 VERTICL”, LatLong: “36.150002 -96.000005”, LatLongDMS: “36:09:00 N 96:00:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oklahoma”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8030 (E24EEF0E)

Date: 3/27/1950
Time: 10:30
Location: MOTOBO, OKINAWA, JP
Description: Project Bluebook Case #678. Military RADAR-visual. 500mph approximate. Stops and starts. Going quickly southwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 181)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1589

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “MOTOBO,OKINAWA,JP:BBK#678:MIL RDR-VISUAL:500mph aprx:STOPS+STARTS:>>SW”, LatLong: “26.666668 127.922228”, LatLongDMS: “26:40:00 N 127:55:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “OKN”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8031 (33ABEC44)

Date: 3/27/1950
Time: 18:30
Location: ALGORTA, SP
Description: 2 military / observer(s) tower. Blue-ovoid with red glowing east going quickly west / low altitude in nearby mountains.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1590

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “ALGORTA,SP:2 MIL/OBS.TOWER:BLU-OVOID W/RED GLO E>>W/LO ALT in NEARBY MTNS”, LatLong: “43.338891 -3.000000”, LatLongDMS: “43:20:20 N 03:00:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VZC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8032 (FD8B959C)

Date: 3/27/1950 (approximate)
Time: 23:00
Location: NORTH / WORLAND, WY
Description: 5 / car. Saucer hovers over sulfur plant. Going quickly [to] away / car nears. Row / blue lights.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 450)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1591

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “1810”, HatchDesc: “N/WORLAND,WY:5/CAR:SCR HVRS ovr SULFUR PLANT:>> AWAY/CAR NEARS:ROW/BLUE LITES”, LatLong: “44.116669 -107.938894”, LatLongDMS: “44:07:00 N 107:56:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wyoming”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8033 (09B7D4BA)

Date: 3/27/1950
Location: Motubu Peninsula, Okinawa
Description: Tracked stationary target on radar at 18 miles range for 10 mins (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: 678)
Reference: NICAP: 500327
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_686

Event 8034 (F4DE0ED8)

Date: 3/27/1950
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Motobo, Okinawa
Description: Witness: USAF radar operator Cpl. Bolfango. Tracked on radar for 2 minutes while it was stationary and then moved at 500 m.p.h… Visual observation not detailed, only mentioned in summary.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_35

Event 8035 (A98C1C5D)

Date: 3/27/1950
Location: Motobu Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan
Description: 10:30 a.m. USAF antiaircraft radar operator Cpl. Bolfango tracks a stationary target on radar over the Motobu Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan, at 18 miles range for 10 minutes at 13,000 feet. The object then moves on a 220° heading for 16.9 miles in 2 minutes (about 500 mph) to a point over a mountain, where it is lost.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Tracked Stationary Target at 18 Miles”; Sparks, p. 85
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1501

Event 8036 (05243151)

Date: 3/27/1950
Locations: US; Hollywood
Description: Radio broadcaster Henry J. Taylor, on his syndicated radio program Your Land and Mine, announces the “wonderful news” that saucers are in fact US secret weapons, which will reassure the nation when the US Air Force confirms it. Within days, the story is twisted to specifically credit the Navy’s alleged “top secret” project the Flying Flapjack Vought XF5U. The story is apparently disinformation planted by ex-Hollywood writers in the CIA Office of Policy Coordination’s Political and Psychological Warfare staff headed by Joseph Bryan III, a future president and board chairman of NICAP.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Radio Man Certain U.S. Is Owner of ‘Flying Saucer’ Missile Secret,” Miami (Fla.) News, March 29, 1950, p. 9; NICAP, “1950 UFO Chronology”; Swords 97; Curt Collins, “1950 Disclosure: UFOs Are Made in the USA,” November 9, 2018
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1502

Event 8037 (E82D5CF1)

Date: 3/27/1950
Description: Radio broadcaster Henry J. Taylor announces flying saucers are USAF/Navy secret weapons. It is later claimed the entire story was disinformation planted by the CIA Office of Policy Coordination Political and Psychological Warfare Staff headed by Joseph Bryan III to confuse the American public. Taylor later admitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he didn’t know the origin of UAP.

Note: CIA psychological warfare head Joseph Bryan III later became President and Board
Chairman of NICAP, a nonprofit supported by payments from U.S. citizens to study UAP. Former DCI VADM Roscoe Hillenkoetter was also a Board member. Bryan III’s background in psyops was not known at the time publicly when he was involved with NICAP.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_21

Event 8038 (7A2BC57A)

Date: 3/28/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Santiago (Chile), M/Sgt. Patterson, from the US Air Attache office, observed through binoculars for 5 to 10 seconds a white object flying quickly at high altitude, crossing 30° of the sky. (March 28, 3:15 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #680 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_825

Event 8039 (5F8283BC)

Date: 3/28/1950
Location: AMARILLO, TX
Description: 3 observer(s). Silver saucer parks / sky / 10 minute(s). Shoots straight up until O / O / sight.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1592

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “11”, Elev: “1105”, HatchDesc: “AMARILLO,TX:3 OBS:SLVR SCR PARKS/SKY/10min:SHOOTS STRAIGHT UP UNTIL O/O/SIGHT.”, LatLong: “35.233335 -101.816672”, LatLongDMS: “35:14:00 N 101:49:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8040 (34014F9D)

Date: 3/28/1950
Time: 03:20
Location: NEAR EUREKA, CA
Description: Yellow-glowing-cylinder/cylindrical object hovers overhead. Going quickly west. Night lights maneuver very fast / 1920 hours. / r134#4p52.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1593

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “14”, HatchDesc: “nr EUREKA,CA:YLW-GLOW-CYL HVRS OVHD:>>W:NLTs MNVR VFAST/1920 hrs:/r134#4p52”, LatLong: “40.800002 -124.133339”, LatLongDMS: “40:48:00 N 124:08:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8041 (621E01A5)

Date: 3/28/1950
Time: ~21:30
Location: OAKLAND, CA
Description: 5 observer(s). Luminous/glowing white ball leaves (something behind) white smoke. Fast and slow circles. Going quickly east. / r134#4p54.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 189)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1594

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “14”, HatchDesc: “OAKLAND,CA:5 OBS:LUMN WHT BALL LVS WHT SMOKE:FAST+SLOW CCLs:>>E:/r134#4p54”, LatLong: “37.816668 -122.266672”, LatLongDMS: “37:49:00 N 122:16:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8042 (2880A4B1)

Date: 3/28/1950
Time: 22:00?
Location: CEGLIE MESSAPICO, ITL
Description: 80cm wide double-umbrella takes off vertically. / balloon?
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 31)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1595

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CEGLIE MESSAPICO,ITL:80cm WIDE DOUBLE-UMBRELLA TAKES OFF VERTICALLY:/balloon?”, LatLong: “40.650002 17.516668”, LatLongDMS: “40:39:00 N 17:31:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BR”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8043 (7A5E0F6B)

Date: 3/28/1950
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: White object through binoculars flying at extreme altitude and speed (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 680)
Reference: NICAP: 500328
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_687

Event 8044 (2044FC82)

Date: 3/28/1950
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: Witness: M/Sgt. Patterson, of the office of the U.S. Air Attache. One white object observed for 5-10 seconds through binoculars while it flew high and fast, crossing 30 degree of sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_36

Event 8045 (D34D5FC1)

Date: 3/28/1950
Description: In response to a request from J. Edgar Hoover to his aide D. Milton (“Mickey”) Ladd on “just what are the facts re ‘flying saucers,’ agent S. Wesley Reynolds interviews Maj. Boggs and Lieut. Col. John V. Hearn Jr. of Air Force Intelligence, who tell him that most UFOs are misidentifications and weather balloons.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 95; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 5, January–March 1950, The Author, 1983, pp. 84–85
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1503

Event 8046 (6C5E36A2)

Date: 3/28/1950
Locations: Centralia, Washington; Markham; Morton
Description: Samuel Eaton Thompson is on his way home to Centralia, Washington, from Markham. He drives through a wooded area between Morton and Mineral and decides to stop to take a break. On foot, he comes upon a large, globe-shaped craft hovering above a clearing. Naked children with dark tans and blond hair are playing on steps that lead from an open door to the side of the UFO. Several naked adults—humanoid, attractive, and also deeply tanned—then appear at the ship’s door. After realizing that Thompson means them no harm, they beckon him closer. The crew consists of 20 adults and 25 children, the latter from about 5–15 years of age. Thompson claims to have spent the next 40 hours with the humanoids. They are from Venus, he learns, and have stopped at Earth despite the fact that other Venusian saucers have been shot at by Earth-based military forces. The Venusians further claims that they are vegetarian and that they never grow ill. Thompson also claims the Venusians are naïve and childlike; they do not know who has built their flying saucers and seem to possess little to no curiosity. He goes back to get a camera and tries to take photos, but the object is too bright to appear on film. Thompson returns home on March 30.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Centralian Tells Strange Tale of Visiting Venus Space Ship in Eastern Lewis County,” Centralia (Wash.) Daily Chronicle, April 1, 1950; Clark III 1127–1129; Jerome Clark, “The Coming of the Venusians,” Fate 34, no. 1 (January 1981): 49–55; Patrick Gross, URECAT, November 16, 2018
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1504

Event 8047 (3676EC70)

Date: 3/29/1950
Location: USA, Marrowbore Lake, Tennessee.
Description: (Translated from French) 7 a.m. Witnesses: Whiteside and Williams. From 6 to 12 dark objects shaped like 150 kg bombs, 5 feet long, flying at 500 mph, descending, making a sound like the wind in the trees.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1451

Event 8048 (C504087B)

Date: 3/29/1950
Location: SPAIN, Burgos - Villafria
Description: (Translated from French) At noon, Ruiz Gomez, head of the weather service at the air base, the sergeant in charge of transmissions, and the officer responsible for teletypists, heard a sound similar to that of an airplane approaching the airfield. They were surprised because no plane was expected in Villafria. From the top of the control tower where they were, they saw a flying saucer appear, coming from the southwest, soon to be vertical to the tower. It then changed its route abruptly and headed east. The three observers calculated that the aircraft was flying between 500 and 1000 meters in altitude and resembled one of those airplanes called “winged wings”. However, the object observed was much smaller than the planes of this type … one could have thought that it was simply an eagle. The UFO passed over the witnesses at 1800 km / h, three times as fast as the fighter planes of the time. (March 29, 1950)
Reference: A. RIBERA: “These Mysterious UFOs” - De Vecchi 1976, p. 322, 323
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1452

Event 8049 (65C8DE92)

Date: 3/29/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Lake Marrowhode (Marrowbore?) (Tennessee), Whiteside and Williams, real estate agents, observed 6 to 12 dark objects resembling bombs, about 5 feet long, flying at 500 miles/h and descending, emitting a sound like the wind blowing through the trees. (March 29, 7 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #682 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_826

Event 8050 (6D7E54FA)

Date: 3/29/1950
Location: FT WILLIAM AND MORE/OTHERS, ON
Description: Crowds. Brill fireball. No wings. 4 night lights join. Hover. Going quickly northeast. / r134#4p51.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 187)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1596

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “183”, HatchDesc: “Ft WILLIAM++,ON:CROWDS:BRILL FBL:NO WINGS:4 NLTS JOIN:HOVER:>>NE:/r134#4p51”, LatLong: “48.416669 -89.233338”, LatLongDMS: “48:25:00 N 89:14:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8051 (69373613)

Date: 3/29/1950
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Description: 3 men. Flat silver featureless “saucer” hovers / 3 seconds. Then going quickly northeast. No further details / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 455)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1597

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “150”, HatchDesc: “AUSTIN,TX:3 MEN:FLAT SLVR FEATURELESS “SCR” HVRS/3 secs:THEN >>NE:NFD/news”, LatLong: “30.266668 -97.766671”, LatLongDMS: “30:16:00 N 97:46:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8052 (0D0A712D)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 03:00
Location: MONTUIRI, MALLORCA, SP
Description: 3 photographs. Flash! Photographs shows ovoid with glowing-antennas rotate.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1598

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “MONTUIRI,MALLORCA,SP:3 FOTOGs:FLASH!:FOTOS SHOWS OVOID W/GLO-ANTENNAS ROTATE”, LatLong: “39.566669 2.966667”, LatLongDMS: “39:34:00 N 02:58:00 E”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BLR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8053 (47F327E3)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 07:00
Location: MARROWBONE LK, TN
Description: Project Bluebook Case #682. 2 fishing. 3 black saucers maneuver / unison / 75m altitude below clouds.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1599

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “235”, HatchDesc: “MARROWBONE Lk,TN:BBK#682:2 FISHING:3 BLK SCRS MNVR/UNISON/75m alt BELOW CLOUDS”, LatLong: “36.300002 -86.900004”, LatLongDMS: “36:18:00 N 86:54:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “75”, State/Prov: “Tennessee”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8054 (FAE38242)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 08:30
Location: LA PALMA DEL CONDADO, SP
Description: Several observer(s). Square object hovers and makes wild maneuvers. Going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1600

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “La PALMA del CONDADO,SP:SVRL OBS:SQR OBJ HVRS+MAKES WILD MNVRS:>>S”, LatLong: “37.394446 -6.550000”, LatLongDMS: “37:23:40 N 06:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HLV”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8055 (F65DE1F2)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 10:30
Location: ALBANY, CA
Description: Teen. White cone saucer spins / 150M altitude. Blue streaks / bottom/underside. Going quickly east. / Oakland Tribun.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 454)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1601

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “12”, HatchDesc: “ALBANY,CA:TEEN:WHT CONE SCR SPINS/150M ALT:BLU STREAKS/BTM:>>E:/Oakland Tribun”, LatLong: “37.883335 -122.316672”, LatLongDMS: “37:53:00 N 122:19:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “45”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8056 (3075860C)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 11:20
Location: BURGOS, SP
Description: Air Traffic Controllers and more/others. Sounds / unexpected plane. Saucer buzzes tower. Quickly going up [to] and going quickly east. 1800kph. / r57.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 218)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1602

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BURGOS,SP:ATCs++:SOUNDS/UNEXPECTED PLANE:SCR BUZZES TOWER:↑↑+>>E:1800kph:/r57”, LatLong: “42.333335 -3.733334”, LatLongDMS: “42:20:00 N 03:44:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VLD”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8057 (51E14241)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 15:00
Location: IRONWOOD, MICH
Description: 6 airline(s)/airliner pilots / ground / (seen thru) binoculars. Saucer zips going quickly north. Skips and slips side = to-side.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 45)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1603

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “458”, HatchDesc: “IRONWOOD,MICH:6 AL PILOTS/GND/BINOCS:SCR ZIPS>>N:SKIPS+SLIPS SIDE=TO-SIDE”, LatLong: “46.455558 -90.172227”, LatLongDMS: “46:27:20 N 90:10:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8058 (A16977F3)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description: Night light going south. Circles city. Casts orange light. Speeds away going quickly northeast. / S. D. union.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 187)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1604

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “20”, HatchDesc: “SAN DIEGO,CA:NLT > S:CIRCLES CITY:CASTS ORG LITE:SPEEDS AWAY >>NE:/S.D.UNION”, LatLong: “32.716668 -117.166672”, LatLongDMS: “32:43:00 N 117:10:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 8059 (DE6CD465)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 22:10
Location: UNION POINT, GA
Description: 3 / train crew. Round object hovers / 10 minute(s). Orange glow. No further details / train pulls away.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 9)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1605

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “209”, HatchDesc: “UNION POINT,GA:3/TRAIN CREW:RND OBJ HVRS/10min:ORG.GLOW:NFD/train pulls away”, LatLong: “33.616668 -83.072226”, LatLongDMS: “33:37:00 N 83:04:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8060 (AE22D910)

Date: 3/29/1950
Location: Marrowhode Lake, TN
Description: 6-12 dark objects shaped like 300-lb. bombs (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 682)
Reference: NICAP: 500329
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_688

Event 8061 (C7D07C82)

Date: 3/29/1950
Time: 7 AM
Location: Marrowbore Lake, Tennessee
Description: Witnesses: real estate salesmen Whiteside and Williams. Six-twelve dark objects shaped like 300-lb. bombs, estimated 5 feet long. Flew 500 m.p.h. and descended, making a noise like wind blowing through the trees.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_37

Event 8062 (1AD87CA0)

Date: 3/30/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In an article titled “Untertassen-Flieger Kombination”, the magazine Der Spiegel states …Rudolph Schriever, who claims that engineers from around the world were experimenting with flying saucers in the early 1940s, wishes to build one for the United States in 6 to 9 months. This 40-year-old graduate of the University of Prague states that he had made plans for such a machine, which he calls “flying top”, before Germany collapsed and the plans were stolen from his laboratory. He states that the machine would be capable of travelling at 2600 miles/h over a range of 4000 miles. Schriever is a driver for the US Army in Bremerhaven.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_827

Event 8063 (0D1D466B)

Date: 3/30/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Objective Moon begins to appear in Tintin.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_828

Event 8064 (396D035E)

Date: 3/30/1950
Location: ASTRONOMER H.P.WILKINS
Description: Vibrant bright oval glow lights Aristarchus-Herotodus crater.
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Donald: The FLYING SAUCER CONSPIRACY; Henry Holt, NY 1955; HC (Index 74)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1606

Attributes: HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “The Moon”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “99”, HatchDesc: "ASTRONOMER H.P.WILKINS:VBRITE OVAL GLOW LITES ARISTARCHUS-HEROTODUS CRATER ", LatLong: “90.000004 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “90:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “ARH”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8065 (9C25D738)

Date: 3/30/1950
Location: SIOUX CITY, IA
Description: 5 National Guardsmen. White saucer follows plane 300’ over plane / rear. (UPI.)
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 189)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1607

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “335”, HatchDesc: “SIOUX CITY,IA:5 NATl GUARDSMEN:WHT SCR FOLOS PLANE 300’ OVR PLANE/REAR:(UPI)”, LatLong: “42.500002 -96.416671”, LatLongDMS: “42:30:00 N 96:25:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “90”, State/Prov: “Iowa”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8066 (609839DF)

Date: 3/30/1950
Time: 17:30
Location: NEAR AUTAUGAVILLE, AL
Description: 2 observer(s). 3 saucers in formation. Go up and down and away. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Maj Donald: FLYING SAUCERS TOP SECRET; NICAP and G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY 1960 HB. (Index 88)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1608

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “49”, HatchDesc: “nr AUTAUGAVILLE,AL:2 OBS:3 SCRS/FORMATION:GO UP+DOWN+AWAY:NFD”, LatLong: “32.433335 -86.655560”, LatLongDMS: “32:26:00 N 86:39:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alabama”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8067 (C2003B76)

Date: 3/30/1950
Time: 18:00
Location: SELMA, AL
Description: Radio engineer and 20. 3 saucers zip going quickly west. Stop / 5 minute(s). 1 goes going up. 2 continue going west.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 14)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1609

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “42”, HatchDesc: “SELMA,AL:RADIO ENGINEER+20:3 SCRS ZIP>>W:STOP/5min:1 GOES↑:2 CONTINUE >W:”, LatLong: “32.405557 -87.022226”, LatLongDMS: “32:24:20 N 87:01:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alabama”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8068 (7727BC87)

Date: 3/30/1950
Time: 19:30
Location: OFF ST. IGNACE, MI
Description: 3 separate observer(s). 60cm white disk over straits. Blue smoky film. Very high.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 452)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1610

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “176”, HatchDesc: “off St.IGNACE,MI:3 SEP.OBS:60cm WHT DISK ovr STRAITS:BLUE SMOKY FILM:VHIGH”, LatLong: “45.866669 -84.716671”, LatLongDMS: “45:52:00 N 84:43:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8069 (E7D74122)

Date: 3/30/1950
Time: 22:20
Location: CORAOPOLIS, PA
Description: 2 military observer(s). Silent saucer circles airport/apartment / 50mph. Flat turns. Then goes going up / 60K’.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1611

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “244”, HatchDesc: “CORAOPOLIS,PA:2 MIL OBS:SLNT SCR CCLS APT/50mph:FLAT TURNS:THEN GOES ↑/60K’”, LatLong: “40.516669 -80.166670”, LatLongDMS: “40:31:00 N 80:10:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8070 (E967F16D)

Date: 3/30/1950
Description: A UFO was seen hovering over Adrian, Michigan at noon. At 11:00 p.m. that night another UFO was seen hovering between Worland and Greybull, Wyoming.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clippings, March 31, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1726

Event 8071 (027CA98E)

Date: 3/30/1950
Description: Three discs flew in formation over Autaugaville, Alabama at 5:30 p.m. They went up, down, and then flew away. Thirty-eight minutes later Mr. Townsend, a radio engineer, and 20 others in Selma, Alabama sighted three discs zip across the sky toward the west. One stopped for five minutes, and then shot up vertically, the other two continued on westward.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1623; newspaper clippings, March 31, 1950; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1727

Event 8072 (B9BCFE7E)

Date: 3/30/1950
Description: On this night astronomer Harold Wilkins watched a very bright oval glow illuminate the Aristarchus-Herotodus crater on the Moon.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 74
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1728

Event 8073 (5B16779F)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: Denver, CO
Description: Secret tape of an AFOSI interrogation of radio time salesmen George Koehler (“Coulter” in newspaper articles), recorded at station KMYR in Denver. The 2 federal agents were looking for “parts” and “gadgets” from crashed flying saucers. Digitized from the Frank Scully archive at the American Heritage Center (Box #34 Item #17).
Type: tape recording
Reference: YouTube
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_404

Event 8074 (0E7F0A0D)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: Washington DC
Description: Memo to Director, FBI pertaining to flying saucers. Memo names a person in Denver, Colorado that claims to possess a UFO radio transmitter.
Type: memo
Reference: YouTube
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_405

Event 8075 (A3969F7B)

Date: 3/31/1950 (approximate)
Location: USA, Stuggart, Arkansas.
Description: (Translated from French) March 31: 9:26 p.m. Witnesses: Chicago & Southern Airlines Capt. Jack Adams, First Officer G. W. Anderson, Jr. A circular disc of 100’ with 9 to 12 portholes along its lower part, emitting a soft purple light and at the upper part a white flashing light that blinked 3 times in 9 seconds, flying at least 1,000 m.p.h. Observation of 25-35 seconds. (Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner). On the night of March 31 at 9:29 p.m. the pilot Jack Adams noticed the presence of a white light on his left. His companion the second pilot G. W. Anderson made the same observation. When the UFO passed in front of the DC 3 they were able to examine it closely. Neither of them was able to indicate its exact shape because, according to them, its contours were blurred. Because of the arrangement of the 8 or 10 portholes through which a bluish light could be seen, they assumed it must have been round. In addition, a white light was flashing intermittently at the top of the craft. (Edward J. Ruppelt: “Confronting the Flying Saucers”, ed. France-Empire 1958, p. 105) and “plagiarized” word for word in: (March 31 (or 20?) 1950)
Reference: “Ufo’s: A Century of Sightings” by Michael David Hall, Galde Press Inc. 1999, p. 130, 131, which dates to March 20 at 9:26 p.m.
Reference: A. RIBERA: “These Mysterious Ufos” - De Vecchi 1976 p. 108, 109
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1450

Event 8076 (2B760376)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Description: VETERAN PILOTS RATE THEM SUPERSONIC. Capt. Jack Adams, and co-pilot G.W. Anderson, Jr., veterans of 7000 and 6000 flying hours for the Chicago and Southern Air Lines, en route in their DC-3 from Memphis to Little Rock were within forty miles of Little Rock at 2,000 feet, they saw a lighted, fast-moving object about 1,000 feet above the DC-3 half a mile away and moving at a terrific speed: 700 to 1,000 m.p.h. They saw no reflection, exhaust, or vapor trail. It traveled in an arc, flashing a strong blue-white light.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_66

Event 8077 (DA4B60D2)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: Jalapa, Mexico, El Universal
Description: MEXICO SEES THEM SET AT SUNDOWN. 300 flying disks were reported flying above the city. They began to disappear about sundown.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_68

Event 8078 (DAB3E5F5)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: ESCANABA, MICH
Description: Fiery blue-glowing disc races over town. Spews ribbon / blue-fire / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 188)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1612

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “182”, HatchDesc: “ESCANABA,MICH:FIERY BLU-GLOWING DISC RACES OVR TOWN:SPEWS RIBBON/BLU-FIRE/NEWS”, LatLong: “45.744447 -87.066671”, LatLongDMS: “45:44:40 N 87:04:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8079 (D9A8C7C9)

Date: 3/31/1950
Time: 13:30
Location: MCALISTERVILLE, PA
Description: Farm boy. 2 ovoids dive fast. Level off / 600M altitude. Buzz and whirl / 2 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 450)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1613

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “195”, HatchDesc: “McALISTERVILLE,PA:FARM BOY:2 OVOIDS DIVE FAST:LVL OFF/600M alt:BUZZ+WHIRL/2min”, LatLong: “40.638891 -77.277781”, LatLongDMS: “40:38:20 N 77:16:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “600”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8080 (FD4F448F)

Date: 3/31/1950
Time: 21:30
Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Description: Saucer arcs over airliner. Light flashes / top. 8 10’ portholes / underside.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 145)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1614

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “105”, HatchDesc: “LITTLE ROCK,AR:SCR ARCS OVR AIRLINER:LITE FLASHES/TOP:8 10’PORTHOLES/UNDERSIDE”, LatLong: “34.750002 -92.266671”, LatLongDMS: “34:45:00 N 92:16:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “100”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8081 (6FC28FC3)

Date: 3/31/1950
Location: Pentagon
Description: Syndicated columnist Drew Pearson publishes “Worried about Flying Saucers?” in which he sympathizes with the Air Force, which has to reply to groundless public excitement. His USAF contact has told him, “there ain’t no such animal.” Pentagon Public Relations Officer Maj. DeWitt Searles tells the press that all UFO cases are the result of misinterpretations, mass hysteria, and hoaxes: “As far as the Air Force goes, there’s no such thing as a flying saucer.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Drew Pearson, “Worried about Flying Saucers?” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 31, 1950, p. 5; “Major Debunker of Flying Saucers, Keeps Saying, ‘No, No, 1,000 Times No,’” Rock Island (Ill.) Argus, March 31, 1950, p. 18; Swords 96–99
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1505

Event 8082 (44435A6A)

Date: 3/31/1950
Description: In 1950 a woman driving at night on Highway 80 in Jacumba, California reported that she saw a little man jump out of a landed disc-shaped UFO, and then run down the highway “faster than Jesse Owens.”
Reference: Johnson
Reference: International News Service, March 31, 1950; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0161
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1757

Event 8083 (E968A89C)

Date: 4/1950
Location: 60KM NORTH / JUNEAU, AK
Description: M. Konrad takes movies. 8 saucers land and take off. No further details. / Quincy.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 74)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1615

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “60km N/JUNEAU,AK:M.KONRAD TAKES MOVIES:8 SCRs LAND+TAKE OFF:NFD:/Quincy”, LatLong: “58.916669 -134.500006”, LatLongDMS: “58:55:00 N 134:30:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8084 (2A40CD3F)

Date: 4/1950
Time: 01:50
Location: OFF BLACKPOOL, ENGL
Description: Several / pier. Luminous silver disk maneuvers. Halo. Beams going [to] clouds. Away extremely fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 505)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1616

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “off BLACKPOOL,ENGL:SVRL/PIER:LUMN.SLVR DISK MNVRS:HALO:BEAMS>CLOUDS:AWAY XFAST”, LatLong: “53.833336 -3.116667”, LatLongDMS: “53:50:00 N 03:07:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8085 (7227D9B5)

Date: 4/1950
Time: 12:00
Location: CHICLAYO, PERU
Description: PAF Commander and engineer chase disk / light plane. Can’t reach / 9km altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 506)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1617

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Peru”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “CHICLAYO,PERU:PAF COMMANDER+ENG CHASE DISK/LITE PLANE:CAN’T REACH/9km alt”, LatLong: “-6.766667 -79.850004”, LatLongDMS: “06:46:00 S 79:51:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “9000”, State/Prov: “LMB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8086 (20FDBED3)

Date: 4/1950
Time: 23:00?
Location: 100MI NORTHWEST / KAUAI IS., HI
Description: CAA C54 crew. 6 red night lights. Magnetic indicators go crazy.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: PROJECT DELTA; 1994, LDA Press, PO Box 880, Los Altos, CA 94023 USA (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1618

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: "100mi NW/KAUAI Is.,HI:CAA C54 CREW:6 RED NLTS:MAGNETIC INDICATORS GO CRAZY ", LatLong: “23.000001 -161.000008”, LatLongDMS: “23:00:00 N 161:00:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8087 (BD2C1D2B)

Date: 4/1950
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Description: Mikel Konrad made a movie of eight disks he saw landing and taking off 60 km north of Jun.au.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Quincy (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_74

Event 8088 (2C777FDD)

Date: 4/1950
Location: Canby, Oregon
Description: Daytime. While working on her lawn in Canby, Oregon, Ellen Jonerson glances over at her neighbor’s yard and sees a 12-inch-tall man with his back turned to her. When he turns around, she sees that he has a heavily tanned face, is of stocky build, and wears overalls and a plaid shirt. There is a skullcap on his head. She dashes inside to call a friend, then runs outside again in time to see the figure “waddling” away. He walks under a parked car and disappears. Kenneth Arnold, who interviews her, is convinced of her sincerity.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Center for UFO Studies, HUMCAT Index, 1950–1951, p. 2; Clark III 270
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1507

Event 8089 (BEB4DFE6)

Date: 4/1/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Land-Air Inc. is officially commissioned to conduct scientific research on the phenomenon of green fireballs. (April 1st)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_829

Event 8090 (56F2C54D)

Date: 4/1/1950
Time: 19:00?
Location: OFF RICCIONE, ITL
Description: Boat crew. Ovoid dives / sea. Column / water shoots up. Meteor?
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 32)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1619

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “off RICCIONE,ITL:BOAT CREW:OVOID DIVES/SEA:COLUMN/WATER SHOOTS UP:meteor?”, LatLong: “43.983335 12.650001”, LatLongDMS: “43:59:00 N 12:39:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “FO”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 8091 (5E71EEA8)

Date: 4/1/1950
Description: Project Twinkle officially begins.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1508

Event 8092 (8272C617)

Date: 4/1/1950
Description: At seven o’clock in the evening the crew of a fishing boat off the coast of Perugia, Italy watched an ovoid object dive into the sea and a column of water shoot up into the sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 117.
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1779

Event 8093 (C713CDF4)

Date: 4/2/1950
Location: NORTHWEST / CARACAS, VNZ
Description: US airliner rocks violently. Huge turtle passes. “Controlled”.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 201)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1620

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Venezuela”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “260”, HatchDesc: “NW/CARACAS,VNZ:US AIRLINER ROCKS VIOLENTLY:HUGE TURTLE PASSES:“CONTROLLED””, LatLong: “10.550001 -67.016670”, LatLongDMS: “10:33:00 N 67:01:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “DF”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8094 (B6343643)

Date: 4/2/1950
Location: SR38 NORTHEAST / BUTLER, PA
Description: 4 / car. Silver football flashes going quickly west. 6K’ altitude. No plane insists observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 202)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1621

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “320”, HatchDesc: “SR38 NE/BUTLER,PA:4/CAR:SLVR FOOTBALL FLASHES>>W:6K’alt:NO PLANE INSISTS OBS”, LatLong: “40.900002 -79.866670”, LatLongDMS: “40:54:00 N 79:52:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1800”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8095 (528F2634)

Date: 4/2/1950
Time: 05:00
Location: TIPP CITY, OH
Description: 4+5 separate observer(s). 2 brilliant night lights hover and maneuver. Going south. Going west. Hover / wright-Pat Air Force Base and quickly going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 506)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1622

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “65”, Elev: “253”, HatchDesc: “TIPP CITY,OH:4+5 SEP.OBS:2 BRILL.NLTS HVR+MNVR:>S:>W:HVR/WRIGHT-PAT AFB+↑↑”, LatLong: “39.961113 -84.172226”, LatLongDMS: “39:57:40 N 84:10:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8096 (D0BFD648)

Date: 4/3/1950
Location: Mount Diabo, CA
Description: Bay Area Aviation News, San Francisco. COL FLYNN BELIEVE THEY ARE OURS. A U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel, Frank A. Flynn, talked in detail today of his encounter with a flight of more than a dozen “flying saucers”. He said he is convinced that the objects he saw near Mount Diablo while flying his own plane from San Francisco to Sacramento in April of 1948, were controlled, experimental, American aircraft.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_73

Event 8097 (30CBD2EB)

Date: 4/4/1950
Time: 21:30
Location: SOUTH / DELANO, CA
Description: Many calls to Edwards Air Force Base. 65cm round object circles / 200’ altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 207)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1623

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “98”, HatchDesc: “S/DELANO,CA:MANY CALLS to EDWARDS AFB:65cm ROUND OBJ CIRCLES/200’alt:”, LatLong: “35.733335 -119.244450”, LatLongDMS: “35:44:00 N 119:14:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8098 (29102294)

Date: 4/4/1950
Locations: US; Caltech
Description: Presidential press secretary Charlie Ross states that Truman has conferred with his two top military advisers, Rear Adm. Robert Dennison and Brig. Gen. Robert B. Landry, and that they claim the US has no such technology. Furthermore, the Air Force study has concluded there are no such things as flying saucers. Caltech aeronautics professor Clark Blanchard Millikan agrees, saying: “If anyone should know about such a project, I should know—and I know of no development in the aircraft or guided missile field.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 97–99
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1509

Event 8099 (8AB13BD7)

Date: 4/5/1950
Location: WHITBY, NORTH YORKS
Description: 3 observer(s). 2 concentric hoops spin. Going [to] over coast. / London daily express.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 209)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1624

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “7”, HatchDesc: “WHITBY,N.YORKS:3 obs:2 CONCENTRIC HOOPS SPIN:>OVR COAST:/LONDON DAILY EXPRESS”, LatLong: “54.466669 -0.616667”, LatLongDMS: “54:28:00 N 00:37:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8100 (E1F3D209)

Date: 4/5/1950
Time: 11:20
Location: EAST / SAN JOSE, CA
Description: Mt. Hamilton Road. 1 observer. Dull white saucer straight and level going quickly northwest / 18 second(s). Lost behind trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 208)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1625

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “50”, HatchDesc: “E/SAN JOSE,CA:Mt HAMILTON Rd:1 OBS:DULL WHT SCR S/L >>NW/18sec:LOST BHND TREES”, LatLong: “37.338891 -121.705561”, LatLongDMS: “37:20:20 N 121:42:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8101 (199CA1EE)

Date: 4/5/1950
Time: 14:40
Location: DENVER, CO
Description: 1+5 separate observer(s). Silver saucer and sphere spin and dip and wobble and maneuver / 10 minutes. Going west.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 511)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1626

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1580”, HatchDesc: “DENVER,CO:1+5 SEP.OBS:SLVR SCR+SPHERE SPIN+DIP+WOBBLE+MNVR/10mins:>W”, LatLong: “39.761113 -104.955561”, LatLongDMS: “39:45:40 N 104:57:20 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8102 (1F7DAE70)

Date: 4/5/1950
Time: ~17:00
Location: WOODLAND, NC
Description: Military observer(s). 18’ silent white cylinder/cigar-shape seen / low altitude. Direction unknown.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 208)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1627

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “21”, HatchDesc: “WOODLAND,NC:MLT.OBS:18’ SILENT WHT CGR SEEN/LO alt:DIRECTION UNKNOWN”, LatLong: “36.333335 -77.211115”, LatLongDMS: “36:20:00 N 77:12:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8103 (706802C1)

Date: 4/5/1950
Time: 19:30
Location: AHOSKIE, NC
Description: Numerous observer(s) / Rhue St. Vibrant bright red rectangular “neon tube” going north slowly.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 208)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1628

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “16”, HatchDesc: “AHOSKIE,NC:NMRS OBS/RHUE St:VBRITE RED RECTANGULAR “NEON TUBE” >N SLOWLY”, LatLong: “36.288891 -76.983337”, LatLongDMS: “36:17:20 N 76:59:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8104 (8C65DB04)

Date: 4/5/1950
Time: 20:50
Location: SOUTHWEST / WINSLOW, AZ
Description: Several observer(s). White night light hovers. Sudden extremely fast maneuvers. Quickly going up / lost in stars.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 543)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1629

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1480”, HatchDesc: “SW/WINSLOW,AZ:SVRL OBS:WHT NLT HVRS:SUDDEN XFAST MNVRS:↑↑/lost in stars”, LatLong: “34.916668 -110.783339”, LatLongDMS: “34:55:00 N 110:47:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8105 (5DC752B7)

Date: 4/5/1950
Locations: Ga.; Md.; Mich.; Neb.
Description: Sen. Richard Russell Jr. (D-Ga.) states to the press that he is “completely baffled” by flying saucer reports that are made by many pilots who would not be fooled by hallucinations or clouds. Sen. Millard Tydings (D-Md.), chair of the Armed Services Committee, says he thinks saucers might be experimental US aircraft “in embryo stage.” Rep. Albert J. Engel (R-Mich.) thinks the same. Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry (R-Neb.) says the saucers are “like our foreign policy. It is in a state of confusion and no one seems to know what it is all about.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Congress Split about Saucers,” Miami (Fla.) News, April 5, 1950, pp. 1, 6; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, pp. 9–10; Swords 98
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1510

Event 8106 (D352C465)

Date: 4/6/1950
Time: 13:00?
Location: ASMARA, ERITRIA
Description: Thousands. Double-hoop disk hovers / high altitude. Small object detaches and away. Going north.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 514)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1630

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Ethiopia”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “85”, HatchDesc: “ASMARA,ERITRIA:1000s:Dbl-HOOP DISK HVRS/hi alt:SML OBJ DETACHES+AWAY:>N”, LatLong: “15.333334 38.966669”, LatLongDMS: “15:20:00 N 38:58:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “ERT”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8107 (513C89FD)

Date: 4/6/1950
Time: 16:50
Location: WESTFIELD AND AGAWAM, MA
Description: Airman and 1. Huge saucer slowly going west. Roars and sparkles. Separate observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 513)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1631

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “43”, HatchDesc: “WESTFIELD+AGAWAM,MA:AIRMAN+1:HUGE SCR SLOWLY >W:ROARS+SPARKLES:sep obs”, LatLong: “42.127780 -72.750003”, LatLongDMS: “42:07:40 N 72:45:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8108 (C7F53113)

Date: 4/6/1950
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Description: 4:45 p.m. Lt. John J. Sevila, a pilot with the 131st Fighter Squadron, hears a sound like a flight of jet airplanes and rushes out of his house in Springfield, Massachusetts, to see them. Instead, he sees a perfectly circular object moving slowly westward at an altitude of 25,000 feet. He watches it for 5 minutes as it moves at a speed of 50– 100 mph. When the sun hits it directly, it shines like a mirror.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: The Thunderbolt 1, no. 12 (April 1950): 5; Jan Aldrich
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1511

Event 8109 (6C7B0EC2)

Date: 4/6/1950
Description: A huge sparkling saucer shaped object moved across the sky heading west over Westfield, Massachusetts on this day. It made a roaring sound as it flew.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 9
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1855

Event 8110 (60109245)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Letter sent from BSRA to President
Type: letter
Reference: Twitter Link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_406
See also: 5/16/1950

Event 8111 (5EA8E0C0)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: USA, Logan (Massachusetts)
Description: (Translated from French) The duty officer of the Logan International Airport control tower and the other controllers saw from 21:55 GMT to 22:05 GMT, while on the ground and at altitude the wind was blowing in gusts at 75 km/h from the northeast, full west, 15° above the horizon a dark blue light, sailing towards the southwest. During the observation it changed to a bright white, then back to a dark blue. This point split into two blue lights that were spinning around each other and their trajectory led them to 45° above the horizon. (Cloud cover at 5000 m altitude). There was also a mass that was once luminous white, and then cherry red. The object was moving against the wind. [Note from vog: if the wind was blowing from the northeast and the object was flying west and then southwest, it was not flying against the wind!] (April 7, 1950)
Reference: J. Allen HYNEK: “New Report on UFOs” - Belfond 1979, pp. 66-68
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1453

Event 8112 (C0448C39)

Date: 4/7/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Boston, the Logan Airport tower observed for 10 minutes an oval light changing from blue to white, then to red. It split in two and ended in a dance of lights, which disappeared to the northeast, against the wind. (April 7, 9:55 PM)
Reference: Hynek, 1979
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_830

Event 8113 (F0849AD3)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: Grenoble and Chambéry, France
Description: FRANCE SIGHTS SAUCERS, TOO. Flying saucers were reported to have been seen in two localities of France. Residents of Grenoble reported a metallic object which appeared to remain stationary high in the sky. Inhabitants of Chambéry reported a saucer-like object which left a stream of vapor.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_69

Event 8114 (3B6CFDE5)

Date: 4/7/1950 (approximate)
Location: LONG BEACH, CA
Description: 2 military observer(s). Pink pancake-object flips in sky. / Brawley, CA newspapers.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 213)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1632

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “9”, HatchDesc: “LONG BEACH,CA:2 MIL OBS:PINK PANCAKE-OBJ FLIPS IN SKY:/BRAWLEY,CA NEWSPAPERS”, LatLong: “33.800002 -118.166672”, LatLongDMS: “33:48:00 N 118:10:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8115 (61208EB0)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: DUNCANNON, PA
Description: 2 railroad/railway men. Saucer is size / large plane. 3K’ over train. No means / propulsion.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 212)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1633

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “110”, HatchDesc: “DUNCANNON,PA:2 RR MEN:SCR is SIZE/LRG PLANE:3K’ ovr TRAIN:NO MEANS/PROPULSION”, LatLong: “40.383335 -77.033337”, LatLongDMS: “40:23:00 N 77:02:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “900”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8116 (635AA0D0)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: JERICHO AND RAM ALLAH, PALESTINE
Description: Many observer(s). 2 silver saucers north going quickly south. Clearly seen. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1634

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Israel”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “JERICHO+RAM ALLAH,PALESTINE:MANY OBS:2 SLVR SCRS N>>S:CLEARLY SEEN:NFD”, LatLong: “31.850002 35.466668”, LatLongDMS: “31:51:00 N 35:28:00 E”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “OCC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8117 (F100ACA1)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: ST. IGNACE, MICH
Description: 2 Ferrymen. Saucer races all over/all about sky over strait / Mackinac. Plasma-glow.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1635

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “176”, HatchDesc: “ST IGNACE,MICH:2 FERRYMEN:SCR RACES ALLO SKY OVR STRAIT/MACKINAC:PLASMA-GLOW”, LatLong: “45.861113 -84.727782”, LatLongDMS: “45:51:40 N 84:43:40 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8118 (E5A52F13)

Date: 4/7/1950
Time: 10:10
Location: MIDDLETOWN, IA
Description: 4 separate observer(s). Silver disk going [to] over pen factory. 5M cylinder/cigar-shape going southeast over ammunition plant.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 516)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1636

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “221”, HatchDesc: “MIDDLETOWN,IA:4 SEP.OBS:SLVR DISK >OVR PEN FACTORY:5M CGR >SE OVR AMMO PLANT”, LatLong: “40.827780 -91.261115”, LatLongDMS: “40:49:40 N 91:15:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Iowa”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8119 (8316A4D3)

Date: 4/7/1950
Time: ~16:30
Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
Description: Kids / baseball. Blue-white object / lightning tail. All tell parents.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 210)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1637

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “232”, HatchDesc: “PITTSBURGH,PA:KIDS/BASEBALL:BLU-WHT OBJ/LIGHTNING TAIL:ALL TELL PARENTS”, LatLong: “40.433335 -79.966670”, LatLongDMS: “40:26:00 N 79:58:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8120 (DCF3805C)

Date: 4/7/1950
Time: 19:30
Location: SALAMANCA, SP
Description: Several observer(s). Luminous metallic ovoid without fuselage going quickly ESE. No further details. / ABC / Spain.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1638

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SALAMANCA,SP:SVRL OBS:LUMN.MTLC OVOID W/O FUSELAGE >>ESE:NFD:/ABC/Spain”, LatLong: “40.900002 -5.700000”, LatLongDMS: “40:54:00 N 05:42:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SLM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8121 (D26949C0)

Date: 4/7/1950
Time: 21:50
Location: LOGAN AIRPORT, MASS
Description: 3 Air Traffic Controllers and more. Object with lights maneuvers. Splits. Play about. Go going quickly northeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: HYNEK, Dr. J. Allen: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT; Dell Publ., NY 1977. 298pp. (Index 65)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1639

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “4”, HatchDesc: “LOGAN Airport,MASS:3 ATCs+:OBJ W/LITES MNVRS:SPLITS:PLAY ABOUT:GO>>NE”, LatLong: “42.372224 -71.011114”, LatLongDMS: “42:22:20 N 71:00:40 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8122 (2EDD0346)

Date: 4/7/1950
Time: 22:00?
Location: EL CENTRO, CA
Description: Many observer(s). Hundreds / night lights south going quickly north. Some hover. Others dart all over/all about. / Brawley News.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1640

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “-14”, HatchDesc: “EL CENTRO,CA:MANY OBS:100s/NLTS S>>N:SOME HOVER:OTHERS DART ALLO:/BRAWLEY NEWS”, LatLong: “32.794446 -115.561117”, LatLongDMS: “32:47:40 N 115:33:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8123 (EF38BB46)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: Boston (Logan Airport), MA
Description: Deep-blue ellipsoid object at 15° elevation moving SW-NE opposite the winds (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_689

Event 8124 (C464E2E0)

Date: 4/7/1950
Locations: Logan Airport; Boston; Massachusetts
Description: A CAA control tower operator at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, watches a blue light split into two lights that revolve around each other for 10 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hynek UFO Report, pp. 65–68; Sparks, p. 86
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1512

Event 8125 (FB27C6D9)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: Muroc AFB
Description: Newsman Edward R. Murrow produces the first extended TV commentary on UFOs, “The Case of the Flying Saucer” on CBS. He begins with the Kenneth Arnold case, mentions Muroc AFB cases and Mantell, and quotes both True magazine and Donald Menzel. Also on the show are Henry J. Taylor, engineer Charles H. Zimmerman, and Charlie Ross, as well as people on the street.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Transcript of Ed Murrow–Kenneth Arnold Telephone Conversation,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 5, no. 1 (Feb./March 1984): 3; Edward R. Murrow, “The Case of the Flying Saucer [audio only],” Bryce Zabel YouTube channel, February 24, 2018
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1513

Event 8126 (6AF9D505)

Date: 4/7/1950
Description: US News and World Report comes out with a story on saucers that hints they are top-secret, jet-propelled Navy aircraft “that can outfly other planes.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Flying Saucers—the Real Story: U.S. Built First One in 1942,” US News and World Report 28, no. 14 (April 7, 1950): 13–15; Michael D. Swords, “Balloons, Missiles, and UFOs,” IUR 29, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1514

Event 8127 (60BBB00F)

Date: 4/7/1950
Location: US
Description: The National Security Council presents President Truman with Report 68 (NSC-68), a 56-page top secret policy paper that provides the “blueprint for the militarization of the Cold War.” It advocates a large expansion in the military budget, the development of a hydrogen bomb, and increased military aid to US allies for the containment of Communist expansion. It essentially warns Truman that the US is losing the Cold War. Truman does not approve it until 1951.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “NSC-68
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1515

Event 8128 (45D63591)

Date: 4/7/1950
Description: Two ferrymen in Saint Ignace, Michigan watched a flying saucer race all over the sky over the Strait. It gave off a plasma glow. On the same day two railroad workers saw a flying saucer the size of a large airplane 3,000 feet over their train. Two silver discs were seen flying over Jericho and Ramallah in Israel and Palestine. At eleven o’clock in the morning a silver, rotating disc flew over a pen factory in Fort Madison, Iowa. It left a shower of sparks behind it.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clippings, April 11 & 8, 1950; Loren Gross, UFOs: A History - 1950: April-July, pp. 10 & 12; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1878

Event 8129 (4620FFB7)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: USA, Kokomo, Indiana.
Description: (Translated from French) 2 a.m. Witness: Earl Baker. A gray metallic disc 50 feet in diameter, 15 feet thick, saucer-shaped with a conical turret, three openings on the belt emitting blue light. It hovered for 2 minutes and flew away. Baker was awakened by his dog’s barking. (Project Blue Book - cf. Don Berliner). Above northern Indiana, another T.W.A. DC3 saw a UFO resembling “a large globe of molten metal”. (April 8, 1950)
Reference: Edward J. Ruppelt: “Confronting Flying Saucers”, ed. France-Empire 1958, p.105
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1454

Event 8130 (9CB31210)

Date: 4/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Kokomo, Indiana, Earl Baker is awoken by his dog. He observes a 50 foot diameter, 15 foot wide metal disc, topped with a “conning tower” and having 3 openings on the edge emitting a blue light. The object remains stationary for 2 minutes, then flies away. (April 8, 2:00am)
Reference: case Blue Book #706 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_831

Event 8131 (A4EE99A7)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: HENDERSON, KY
Description: 3 farmers. Several 10m oil-drums whiz by in formation. Trail / smoke.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 212)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1641

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “132”, HatchDesc: “HENDERSON,KY:3 FARMERS:SVRL 10m OIL-DRUMS WHIZ BY/FORMATION:TRAIL/SMOKE.”, LatLong: “37.838891 -87.588893”, LatLongDMS: “37:50:20 N 87:35:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8132 (5BD76973)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Description: 2 saucers buzz house. Stop. Go going up [to] going down [to] and around like a game of tag. 1 observer.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 213)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1642

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “19”, HatchDesc: “SAN FRANCISCO,CA:2 SCRS BUZZ HOUSE:STOP:GO↑↓+AROUND LIKE A GAME OF TAG:1 OBS”, LatLong: “37.766668 -122.466673”, LatLongDMS: “37:46:00 N 122:28:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8133 (9DB29605)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: NEAR TERRA BELLA, CA
Description: Rancher. Group / saucers swoop climb and circle. Emit black smoke / ascending.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 213)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1643

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “148”, HatchDesc: “nr TERRA BELLA,CA:RANCHER:GROUP/SCRS SWOOP CLIMB+CCL:EMIT BLK SMOKE/ASCENDING”, LatLong: “35.961113 -119.044450”, LatLongDMS: “35:57:40 N 119:02:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8134 (23BD2EC3)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: 02:00
Location: KOKOMO, IN
Description: Project Bluebook Case #706. 5M domed saucer 30m from observer(s). 3 portholes / blue light. Going quickly north very fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 518)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1644

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “253”, HatchDesc: “KOKOMO,IN:BBK#706:5M DOMED SCR 30m FROM OBS:3 PORTHOLES/BLU LITE:>>N VFAST”, LatLong: “40.488891 -86.133337”, LatLongDMS: “40:29:20 N 86:08:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8135 (00B74278)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: 11:00
Location: AMARILLO, TX
Description: Boys. 3’ saucer / ground. Dome turns. Red sprays cause welts. / APRO 1-63.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 530)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1645

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “2”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1105”, HatchDesc: “AMARILLO,TX:BOYS:3’SCR/GND:DOME TURNS:RED SPRAYS CAUSE WELTS:/APRO 1-63”, LatLong: “35.283335 -101.800005”, LatLongDMS: “35:17:00 N 101:48:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8136 (06C2FB0F)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: SHELBY, NC
Description: Blue Book. 5 observer(s). Metal saucer wobbles going southwest / 2 minute(s). Then shoots straight up.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 519)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1646

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “260”, HatchDesc: “SHELBY,NC:BBK:5 OBS:MTL SCR WOBBLES>SW/2min:THEN SHOOTS STRAIGHT UP:”, LatLong: “35.288891 -81.538893”, LatLongDMS: “35:17:20 N 81:32:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8137 (EFB02214)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: Kokomo, IN
Description: Grey metallic disc, 50 ft in diameter, 15 ft thick, top-shaped (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters, BB: 706)
Reference: NICAP: 500408
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_690

Event 8138 (485343E4)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: 0200
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Description: A metal worker was awakened by his dog and observed an object 60 m away at low altitude. It was a gray metal disk, 5 m in diameter, shaped like a top with a kind of turret. It was oscillating, spinning slowly, and had three portholes shining with a blue-white light. It hovered for about 2 min, left toward the north, very fast.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_75

Event 8139 (0EFACF97)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: afternoon
Location: River Road near Amarillo, Texas
Description: David, 12, and Charles, 9, Lightfoot saw a disk land behind a hill and touched it. It was the size of a car tire, about 30 cm high, with a rounded top that rotated and a pivot between the base and the top. It took off very fast. The faces and arms of the boys later became red.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: 200 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_76

Event 8140 (51C7F197)

Date: 4/8/1950
Time: 2 AM
Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Description: Witness: Earl Baker. One grey metallic disc, 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. It hovered for 2 minutes, then flew away. Baker aroused from sleep by his dog.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_38

Event 8141 (0378409D)

Date: 4/8/1950
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Description: Paul Limerick, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Shelby, North Carolina, watches a round, aluminum-colored object with four other people for 2 minutes. It follows a horizontal course toward the southwest without making a sound, then shoots straight up and disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, p. 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1516

Event 8142 (4E8714AB)

Date: 4/8/1950
Description: At 2:00 a.m. Mr. Earl Baker, a metal worker in Kokomo, Indiana was awakened by his dog and observed an object outside his bedroom window only 60 meters away hovering at a low altitude. It was a gray metallic disc, five meters in diameter and 15-feet thick. It was shaped like a top with a kind of “conning tower” turret on top. It had three ports on the rim giving off a blue light. It was oscillating, spinning slowly, and had three portholes shining with a blue-white light. It hovered for about 2 minutes and then left toward the north at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #706; Kenneth Arnold and Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 166; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1893

Event 8143 (9994289D)

Date: 4/8/1950
Description: Later that day shortly before noon near Amarillo, Texas, David Lightfoot, age 12, and his brother Charles saw a disc land behind a hill. They were able to walk up to it and touch it. It was the size of a car tire, about 30 cm high, with a rounded top that rotated. It had a pivot between the base and the top. It took off very fast. The faces and arms of the boys later became red with welts.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 194
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1894

Event 8144 (81629C7E)

Date: 4/8/1950
Description: On the same day two disc-shaped objects buzzed a house in San Francisco, California. They stopped in mid-flight, then went up and around like playing a game of tag.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 13
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1895

Event 8145 (8BEC53CC)

Date: 4/9/1950
Location: USA, Amarillo (Texas)
Description: (Translated from French) Young Lightfoot approached the UFO so closely that he could touch it. It was a small flying saucer no bigger than a truck tire. The bottom was rounded and the top looked like a shallow plate, with a slight space between the two parts. David Lightfoot was injured on his face and hands by a burning jet that came out of the craft at takeoff. The top part kept spinning during the landing and this movement accelerated to take off. (April 9, 1950)
Reference: Inforespace #43, January 1979, p. 18
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1455

Event 8146 (9DB9DCAF)

Date: 4/9/1950 (approximate)
Time: 13:00?
Location: HAPEVILLE, GA
Description: Silent bright red 6M pencil shape going south. Flickers like neon light.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 10)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1647

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “305”, HatchDesc: “HAPEVILLE,GA:SLNT BRITE RED 6M PENCIL SHAPE >S:FLICKERS like NEON LITE:”, LatLong: “33.661113 -84.405560”, LatLongDMS: “33:39:40 N 84:24:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8147 (B5BD3CC7)

Date: 4/9/1950
Description: A bright red pencil-shaped UFO, about six meters in length, moved through the sky over Hapeville, Georgia, flying to the south. It flickered like a neon light.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: M. Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 10
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1918

Event 8148 (09685A19)

Date: 4/10/1950
Location: NEAR YORK, PA
Description: 9 / road crew. Whine! 6m saucer 150m overhead spews fire and smoke. No propellers.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 216)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1648

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “120”, HatchDesc: “nr YORK,PA:9/ROAD CREW:WHINE!:6m SCR 150m OVHD SPEWS FIRE+SMOKE:NO PROPELLERS”, LatLong: “39.950002 -76.722226”, LatLongDMS: “39:57:00 N 76:43:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “150”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8149 (BDC029B6)

Date: 4/10/1950
Time: 04:00
Location: ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GA
Description: Pilot and 1 / ground. Silent flash. 8M top saucer going north. Neon-red glow. 90° turn going east.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1649

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: O

bserver(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “90”, HatchDesc: “ROBINS AFB,GA:PILOT+1/GND:SLNT FLASH:8M TOP SCR >N:NEON-RED GLOW:90°TURN >E”, LatLong: “32.600002 -83.600004”, LatLongDMS: “32:36:00 N 83:36:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8150 (260E1155)

Date: 4/10/1950
Time: ~08:00
Location: SOUTH / MONTEREY, CA
Description: 7+separate observer(s) and cops. 30’ saucer / 4K’ altitude. Stops. Spins. Goes going west / sea. Army investigation.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 215)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1650

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “S/MONTEREY,CA:7+SEP.OBS+COPS:30’SCR/4K’alt:STOPS:SPINS:GOES>W/SEA:ARMY INVSTn”, LatLong: “36.583335 -121.866672”, LatLongDMS: “36:35:00 N 121:52:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8151 (486344C1)

Date: 4/10/1950
Time: 11:30
Location: LINDSBORG, KS
Description: P. Patchin. Grey-white clam-shape / 2 miles altitude. Goes going quickly southwest / 650mph. / news?
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 217)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1651

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “406”, HatchDesc: “LINDSBORG,KS:P.PATCHIN:GRY-WHT CLAM-SHAPE/2mi ALT:GOES >>SW/650mph:/NEWS?”, LatLong: “38.572224 -97.672227”, LatLongDMS: “38:34:20 N 97:40:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “3200”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8152 (2653BAFF)

Date: 4/10/1950
Location: Mobile (Brookley AFB & Bates Field), AL
Description: Object flying to the NE or E over Brookley AFB at 3,500 ft (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_691

Event 8153 (653270CA)

Date: 4/10/1950
Locations: University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, California; Monterey, California; San Francisco
Description: 7:00 p.m. Several University of California, Berkeley, graduate students, including Garniss H. Curtis, Robert Scott Creely, and Louis I. Briggs, watch a bright light moving against the wind at about 10–15 mph at 1,500 feet altitude about 3–4 miles away from Berkeley, California, for two hours. It turns slowly to the south then turns around and heads slowly back. Four high school students in Monterey, California, see a gleaming object over San Francisco in the early afternoon.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP case file; “Saucer Visits San Francisco, Schoolboys Say,” Los Angeles Times, April 12, 1950, p. 17
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1517

Event 8154 (40968C71)

Date: 4/10/1950
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Description: David Lightfoot, 12, reported that he had touched a landed “flying saucer,” but that the object released a gas or spray of something when it took off, which turned his arms and face bright red, causing welts. A younger boy confirmed his story.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_14

Event 8155 (DE1C3316)

Date: 4/11/1950 (approximate)
Time: 13:00?
Location: PEPPERWOOD, CA
Description: 3 / farm. Shiny disk circles / 5 minutes. Then shoots going quickly northeast. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 531)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1652

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “34”, HatchDesc: “PEPPERWOOD,CA:3/FARM:SHINY DISK CCLS/5mins:THEN SHOOTS >>NE:NFD”, LatLong: “40.444446 -123.994450”, LatLongDMS: “40:26:40 N 123:59:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8156 (6A89711D)

Date: 4/11/1950
Time: 19:30
Location: MONTCLAIR, NJ
Description: 2 women. 6 softly glowing saucers play in sky. Rise descend and circle.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 218)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1653

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “91”, HatchDesc: “MONTCLAIR,NJ:2 WOMEN:6 SOFTLY GLOWING SCRS PLAY IN SKY:RISE DESCEND+CIRCLE”, LatLong: “40.827780 -74.211115”, LatLongDMS: “40:49:40 N 74:12:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Jersey”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8157 (41BFBC9C)

Date: 4/12/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: REUS GOING [TO] TARRAGONA, SP
Description: 2 / truck. 1M saucer glows low over trees. Away fast. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) Special #4.
Type: sighting
Reference: BALLESTER OLMOS, Vicente-Juan: CATALOG of 200 TYPE-1 EVENTS in SPAIN & PORTUGAL; CUFOS 1976. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1654

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “REUS>TARRAGONA,SP:2/TRUCK:1M SCR GLOWS LOW OVR TREES:AWAY FAST:/FSR Special #4”, LatLong: “41.183335 1.116667”, LatLongDMS: “41:11:00 N 01:07:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TRG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8158 (971C12C0)

Date: 4/13/1950
Location: SALINAS, CA
Description: 5 observer(s). Silent silvery “long-rooted sweet-potato” dives. Hovers. Maneuvers?
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 222)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1655

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “23”, HatchDesc: “SALINAS,CA:5 OBS:SILENT SILVERY “LONG-ROOTED SWEET-POTATO” DIVES:HVRS:MNVRS?”, LatLong: “36.666668 -121.650006”, LatLongDMS: “36:40:00 N 121:39:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8159 (BBAFDCA4)

Date: 4/13/1950
Location: MOFFETT NAS, CA
Description: Many observer(s). Object hovers. 3 flames shoot / tail. Swish. Flutters. Type unknown.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 222)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1656

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “MOFFETT NAS,CA:MANY OBS:OBJ HVRS:3 FLAMES SHOOT/TAIL:SWISH:FLUTTERS:TYPE UNK”, LatLong: “37.411113 -122.088895”, LatLongDMS: “37:24:40 N 122:05:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8160 (CDD426CB)

Date: 4/13/1950
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Description: Minister and 1. 2 saucers on edge. Both right themselves together.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 223)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1657

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “358”, HatchDesc: “OKLAHOMA CITY,OK:MINISTER+1:2 SCRS ON EDGE:BOTH RIGHT THEMSELVES TOGETHER:”, LatLong: “35.450002 -97.516671”, LatLongDMS: “35:27:00 N 97:31:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oklahoma”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8161 (A480155A)

Date: 4/14/1950
Location: USA, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.
Description: (Translated from French) 2:30 p.m. Witness: Army M/Sgt. James. Four rectangular objects of amber color, about 1 m to 1 m 20 in length, changed speed and direction abruptly. The group of objects rose together at a high speed at the end of the observation which lasted from 3 to 4 minutes.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1456

Event 8162 (8282F8EC)

Date: 4/14/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Fort Monmouth (New Jersey), M/Sgt. James of the Army saw 4 amber rectangular objects about 3 or 4 feet. During the 3 to 4 minutes of observation, James saw them quickly change speed and direction, go up and down. (April 14, 2:30 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #711 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_832

Event 8163 (1DA93FA7)

Date: 4/14/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In a remote region of Argentina, E. C. Bosa discovers a crashed flying disc and the corpses of 4 small pilots. Returning the next day with a friend, he finds only a pile of still smoking ashes. An object shaped like a cigar is seen while he is flying over the area at high altitude.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_833

Event 8164 (DC51F72E)

Date: 4/14/1950
Description: (Translated from French) The object photographed on April 23 at Redbud. See photo at images/1950-04-23.jpg.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_834

Event 8165 (8F4ED14F)

Date: 4/14/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: CAMARASA, SP
Description: Several observer(s). Bright object lands / reservoir / hydro power station/depot/facility. Floats. Submerges.
Type: sighting
Reference: BALLESTER OLMOS, Vicente-Juan: CATALOG of 200 TYPE-1 EVENTS in SPAIN & PORTUGAL; CUFOS 1976. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1658

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “CAMARASA,SP:SVRL OBS:BRITE OBJ LANDS/RSRVR/hydro power stn:FLOATS:SUBMERGES”, LatLong: “41.866669 0.866667”, LatLongDMS: “41:52:00 N 00:52:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LRD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8166 (8053DA9D)

Date: 4/14/1950
Time: 14:30
Location: PORT MONMOUTH, NJ
Description: Military observer(s). 4 amber rectangles rise and fall. Fast changes / speed and direction.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 4)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1659

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “PORT MONMOUTH,NJ:MIL OBS:4 AMBER RECTANGLES RISE+FALL:FAST CHANGES/SPEED+DIRn”, LatLong: “40.427780 -74.100004”, LatLongDMS: “40:25:40 N 74:06:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Jersey”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8167 (29C307FA)

Date: 4/14/1950
Location: Fort Monmouth, NJ
Description: 4 rectangular, amber objects (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 711)
Reference: NICAP: 500414
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_692

Event 8168 (A11C2AC2)

Date: 4/14/1950
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey
Description: Witness: Army M/Sgt. James. Four rectangular, amber objects, about 3’ by 4’. changed speed and direction rapidly; the group of objects rose and fell during the 3-4 minute sighting.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_39

Event 8169 (60D50D8E)

Date: 4/14/1950
Description: RAND Corporation writer Jean M. Hungerford writes a 32-page research memorandum for the US Air Force titled “The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare.” She uses recent examples of religious miracles that were used in Western propaganda, as well as horoscopes, chain letters, and folklore.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jean M. Hungerford, “The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare,” USAF Project Rand Research Memorandum, RM-35, April 14, 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1518

Event 8170 (B0845711)

Date: 4/14/1950
Description: USAF Project Rand contracts a white paper on the “Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare.” The paper writes that convincing a population to believe in paranormal and fringe phenomena, or prophesies concerning future events, could cause them to be non-rational. At scale, this would negatively affect a society. UFOs and UAP are not mentioned. Project Rand was a regular recipient of UAP reports from USAF (see 23 September 1947).

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_22

Event 8171 (6AB51872)

Date: 4/16/1950
Time: 10:30
Location: LUDLOW, MASS
Description: Silver saucer over Minnechaug Mountain. Very slow. Gaseous tail. Rises slowly going east.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 531)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1660

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “73”, HatchDesc: “LUDLOW,MASS:SLVR SCR OVR MINNECHAUG Mtn:VSLOW:GASEOUS TAIL:RISES SLOWLY >E”, LatLong: “42.166669 -72.505559”, LatLongDMS: “42:10:00 N 72:30:20 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8172 (AADFDB20)

Date: 4/17/1950
Location: Glens Falls, NY
Description: Variety author Frank Scully’s book “Behind the Flying Sauces” announced coming soon.
Type: announcement
Reference: Newspapers.com
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_407

Event 8173 (5B1DF754)

Date: 4/17/1950
Time: 13:30
Location: LOS ALAMOS, NM
Description: 15+scientist/science / (seen thru) telescope. 3 9’ metallic saucers / E. horizon. Faster / any jet. / r95v5#3.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 422)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1661

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “2231”, HatchDesc: “LOS ALAMOS,NM:15+SCI/TSCOPE:3 9’MTLC SCRs/E.HRZN:FASTER/ANY JET:/r95v5#3”, LatLong: “35.883335 -106.300005”, LatLongDMS: “35:53:00 N 106:18:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8174 (29076995)

Date: 4/17/1950
Time: 20:20
Location: SPRINGFIELD, MASS
Description: 2 teens. 2 glowing saucers buzz car. Hop about. Rise going up [to] very fast and gone.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 226)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1662

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “21”, HatchDesc: “SPRINGFIELD,MASS:2 TEENS:2 GLOWING SCRS BUZZ CAR:HOP ABOUT:RISE↑ VFAST+GONE”, LatLong: “42.100002 -72.583337”, LatLongDMS: “42:06:00 N 72:35:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8175 (CE470924)

Date: 4/17/1950
Description: Newsweek publishes an article, “Flying Saucers Again,” on crashed saucers.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Flying Saucers Again,” Newsweek, April 17, 1950, p. 29
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1519

Event 8176 (0775BCCA)

Date: 4/17/1950
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Description: More than 15 people report seeing a UFO for 20 minutes at 2,000 feet on the eastern horizon at Los Alamos, New Mexico. One scientist watches the object through a telescope and says it looks flat, circular, metallic, and roughly 9 feet in diameter. It moves faster than any conventional aircraft.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, p. 26; Sparks, p. 86
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1520

Event 8177 (DFF85B37)

Date: 4/17/1950
Description: Three flat, metallic flying objects were sighted east of the Los Alamos AEC nuclear facility in New Mexico by 15 University of California scientists at 1:30 p.m. The sighting lasted for 20 minutes and the UFO was viewed through a telescope. They estimated the size of the objects as approximately nine feet in diameter, and they flew faster than conventional aircraft.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, FSR, volume 25, number 2
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2074

Event 8178 (AB6F2292)

Date: 4/17/1950
Description: At 8:15 p.m. EDT two teenagers were driving in a car in Springfield, Massachusetts when their vehicle was bussed by two glowing saucers. The objects then hopped about in the sky, ascend very fast and are gone from sight in about a minute.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 26
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2075

Event 8179 (9D9CEA0F)

Date: 4/18/1950
Time: 09:00
Location: MEMPHIS, TX
Description: F610 crew and separate ground RADAR’s. Silver sphere tilts. 4 hours / RADAR. B36 scrambles.
Type: sighting
Reference: ACTAEON ADVISOR (qtrly) Actaeon Group; PO.Box 515123, St. Louis, MO 63151-1290 314/994-1290. (Index 3)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1663

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “240”, Elev: “77”, HatchDesc: “MEMPHIS,TX:F610 CREW+SEP.GND RDRS:SLVR SPHERE TILTS:4hrs/RDR:B36 SCRAMBLES”, LatLong: “34.722224 -100.533338”, LatLongDMS: “34:43:20 N 100:32:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8180 (280415B2)

Date: 4/18/1950
Time: 10:30
Location: PULLMAN, WA
Description: 3 observer(s). 2 dark delta/triangle/box-like crafts going north. Join saucer and circle hill. Saucer going quickly north. “Kites” going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 532)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1664

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “732”, HatchDesc: “PULLMAN,WA:3 OBS:2 DRK DLTS >N:JOIN SCR+CCL HILL:SCR >>N:“KITES” >>S”, LatLong: “46.733336 -117.172228”, LatLongDMS: “46:44:00 N 117:10:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8181 (9A233A9C)

Date: 4/18/1950
Time: 10:50
Location: SHERMAN, TX
Description: 2 military wives. 18-20 flat silent silver saucers race going quickly north. Maneuver / 4-5 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 227)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1665

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “227”, HatchDesc: “SHERMAN,TX:2 MIL WIVES:18-20 FLAT SLNT SLVR SCRS RACE >>N:MNVR/4-5min”, LatLong: “33.633335 -96.600005”, LatLongDMS: “33:38:00 N 96:36:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8182 (81F5FEB1)

Date: 4/18/1950
Location: Memphis (near), TX
Description: Object Triangulated, Observed From F-61C (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500418
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_693

Event 8183 (B96BA8D6)

Date: 4/18/1950
Description: At 10:30 a.m. three observers in Pullman, Washington saw two dark delta-shaped objects fly to the north; they joined a saucer-shaped object and circled a hill. The saucer then flew off to the north, while the “kites” flew off to the south.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1691; newspaper clipping dated April 21, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2104

Event 8184 (A5FA14BC)

Date: 4/18/1950
Description: CAA observers in Clarendon, Texas saw an unidentified object to the southeast, while observers in Childress, Texas about 50 miles to the SE saw the object to the northwest, and triangulated the stationary object about midway between, near Memphis, Texas. The sighting began around 9 a.m. and the object was on radar for four hours. This radar-visual case involved the crew of an F-61C as it was flying over Memphis around 11:00 a.m. as well as separate ground radars. A silver sphere that tilted was seen, and it did not move significantly despite winds aloft. Northrop engineering test pilot Max Stanley and observers Lloyd Balsam and Sam F. West were asked to intercept the object when they took off in their F-61C (AF 8357) from Amarillo on an MX-775 test of a Navaho missile celestial guidance test. A B-36 was also scrambled and took off from Fort Worth to intercept. On the same day at 10:50 a.m. two military wives in Sherman, Texas saw 18-20 flat silent silver discs race to the north, then maneuver for 4-5 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, pp. 26-27; Jan Aldrich
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2105

Event 8185 (2EF3DC41)

Date: 4/19/1950
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Description: St. Paul’s Dispatch. AIRMAN SEES BANANAS WITH SAUCERS. Fort Worth AP: Ira Maxey, a veteran of 3,600 flying hours in the United States Air Force, said he saw six flying “bananas” plus a flying saucer. They were moving slowly and appeared to be six or seven miles away. He described the air objects as without tails or noses, not like a saucer but more like a banana. The pictures Maxey took showed they left vapor trails.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_70

Event 8186 (9AD3A91E)

Date: 4/19/1950
Location: SOUTH / EDMONTON, ALTA
Description: Thousands / observer(s). Fiery red rod or light hangs / sky. Same / Dallas, TX.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 230)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1666

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “661”, HatchDesc: “S/EDMONTON,ALTA:1000s/OBS:FIERY RED ROD OR LITE HANGS/SKY::SAME/DALLAS, TX”, LatLong: “53.500003 -113.466672”, LatLongDMS: “53:30:00 N 113:28:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alberta”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 8187 (AC13A919)

Date: 4/19/1950
Time: 03:00
Location: CALEXICO, CA
Description: 2 cops. 3 dark silent 150’ saucers slowly circle town and entire valley in formation.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 230)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1667

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “CALEXICO,CA:2 COPS:3 DARK SILENT 150’SCRS SLOWLY CCL TOWN+ENTIRE VALLEY/FORMn”, LatLong: “32.683335 -115.500006”, LatLongDMS: “32:41:00 N 115:30:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8188 (4124C4A7)

Date: 4/19/1950
Time: ~06:00
Location: ANDERSON, MO
Description: Swarm / 80+4’ saucers in 30 minute(s) traffic jam east / town. Fly going quickly east at sunrise.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 229)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1668

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “271”, HatchDesc: “ANDERSON,MO:SWARM/80+ 4’ SCRS in 30min TRAFFIC JAM E/TOWN:FLY>>E AT SUNRISE”, LatLong: “36.650002 -94.433338”, LatLongDMS: “36:39:00 N 94:26:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8189 (49A08E48)

Date: 4/19/1950
Description: A silver, cigar-shaped object was sighted by a pilot in the morning sky over Clarendon, Texas. It flew slowly and vertically.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, page 12
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2131

Event 8190 (5E7E5E88)

Date: 4/20/1950
Location: BELGIUM, Bruges (Flanders)
Description: (Translated from French) Residents observed for one minute to the northwest of the city, a flat “U” shaped crescent, with a fringed edge. It was located at a high altitude in a different direction than the Moon. (April 20, 1950)
Reference: listing by Daniel BUKENS, Remicourt, Belgium
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1457

Event 8191 (6BA3382D)

Date: 4/20/1950
Time: 04:20
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Description: 2 observer(s). Dim fake moon hovers / 1800M. Suddenly quickly going up / 45° angle whoosh!
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 531)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1669

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “HOUSTON,TX:2 OBS:DIM FAKE MOON HVRS/1800M:SUDDENLY ↑↑/45°ANGLE WHOOSH!”, LatLong: “29.738890 -95.333338”, LatLongDMS: “29:44:20 N 95:20:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1800”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8192 (EC27F0BC)

Date: 4/20/1950
Time: 18:00
Location: LORIENT, FR
Description: Several observer(s). Saucer going quickly south to sea fast. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1670

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LORIENT,FR:SVRL OBS:SCR >>S TO SEA FAST:NFD”, LatLong: “47.716669 -3.366667”, LatLongDMS: “47:43:00 N 03:22:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Morbihan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8193 (CF9192B9)

Date: 4/20/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: WEST / LUFKIN, TX
Description: 3M saucer follows car. 50° turn. Sparks. Spins. Observer’s face burnt. / LDLN#123+/ r8.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 533)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1671

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, TRC: Physical traces, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “90”, HatchDesc: “W/LUFKIN,TX:3M SCR FOLOS CAR:50°TURN:SPARKS:SPINS:OBS’FACE BURNT:/LDLN#123+/r8”, LatLong: “31.338890 -94.850005”, LatLongDMS: “31:20:20 N 94:51:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8194 (9F6AAD26)

Date: 4/20/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: STAMFORD, CT
Description: 1+observer(s) / 2 nights. Upside-down banana like inverted moon. Back next night.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 234)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1672

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “136”, Elev: “11”, HatchDesc: “STAMFORD,CT:1+obs/2 NITES:UPSIDE-DOWN BANANA LIKE INVERTED MOON:BACK NEXT NITE”, LatLong: “41.050002 -73.538892”, LatLongDMS: “41:03:00 N 73:32:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Connecticut”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8195 (FFA4B1AD)

Date: 4/20/1950
Time: night
Location: Lufkin, Texas
Description: Jack Robertson was driviug about 13 km west of town when he saw a round object about 3 m in diameter hovering about 7 m above him with a dull red glow. It took off with a “swooshing roar” as sparks flew from a slot under it. Minutes later the witness feIt a burning sensation on his face.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FS Jul., 59 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_77

Event 8196 (22EAF259)

Date: 4/20/1950
Description: Mr. Robertson was driving about 13 km west of Lufkin, Texas when he saw a round object about three meters in diameter hovering about 7 meters above him. It had a dull red glow. It took off with a “swooshing roar” as sparks flew from a slot under it. Minutes later the witness felt a burning sensation on his face.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Flying Saucers, July 1959; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 195
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2151

Event 8197 (DA291C8A)

Date: 4/20/1950
Location: Lufkin, Texas
Description: Pharmacist Jack Robertson reported that a globe-like UFO, which emitted a red glow, hovered above his car about 20 feet, then made a "whooshing sound” and threw off sparks that burned his face.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_15

Event 8198 (4061704C)

Date: 4/22/1950
Location: SOUTHWEST / PRINCETON, MO
Description: Several separate farmers. Flying disk speeds by trailing white smoke.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 231)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1673

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “262”, HatchDesc: “SW/PRINCETON,MO:SVRL SEP FARMERS:FLYING DISK SPEEDS BY TRAILING WHT SMOKE”, LatLong: “40.366669 -93.600004”, LatLongDMS: “40:22:00 N 93:36:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8199 (E195F7AE)

Date: 4/22/1950
Description: On this morning in Princeton, Missouri several farmers, including one named Kincaid, saw a flying disc speed by, leaving a trail of white smoke.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, A History: 1950: April-July, p. 31
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2205

Event 8200 (68230575)

Date: 4/23/1950
Location: USA, Red Bud (Illinois)
Description: (Translated from French) Dean Margen, an amateur photographer, on an excursion in the forest around his hometown, ran down a small hill, crossed a thicket and found himself in the open air. He directed his gaze to the sky and almost fell back in terror. “Seven meters above my head, I saw the metal base of a huge circular craft, absolutely motionless as if suspended in the air. On top there was a red-colored dome, the craft started moving.” He had time to arm his camera and take a picture. It was then 3:38 PM. During the same day, around 4 PM, a young newspaper carrier, Donald Gene, who was cycling about fifty miles from Red Bud, stopped in front of the Green family house. As he glanced at the roof being repaired, he saw a silver “saucer” flying very high in the sky. (April 23, 1950)
Reference: A. Schneider-H. Malthaner: “The Secret File of UFOs”, De Vecchi ed., 1978, pp. 103-105
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1458

Event 8201 (85136E8B)

Date: 4/23/1950
Time: 03:00
Location: SOUTH / MORINVILLE, ALTA
Description: 2 / car. Big flash and near collision / 8M glowing-ovoid. 150kph / low altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 507)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1674

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “691”, HatchDesc: “S/MORINVILLE,ALTA:2/CAR:BIG FLASH+nr COLLISION/8M GLO-OVOID:150kph/lo alt:”, LatLong: “53.750003 -113.633339”, LatLongDMS: “53:45:00 N 113:38:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alberta”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8202 (31442A2B)

Date: 4/23/1950
Time: 16:00
Location: RED BUD, IL
Description: Several separate observer(s). Huge red domed saucer seen several X. Going quickly southeast. Photograph / r97#52.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 232)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1675

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “44”, Elev: “129”, HatchDesc: “RED BUD,IL:SVRL SEP.OBS:HUGE RED DOMED SCR SEEN SVRL X:>>SE:FOTO /r97#52”, LatLong: “38.211113 -89.994449”, LatLongDMS: “38:12:40 N 89:59:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8203 (A654AE97)

Date: 4/23/1950
Location: Red Bud, IL
Description: Red Bud, IL (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_694

Event 8204 (802412D1)

Date: 4/24/1950
Location: ITALY, Abbiate Guazzone (Varese)
Description: (Translated from French) At 10 pm Bruno Facchini heard and saw sparks and discovered an object, dark in color, hovering between a pole and a tree at a distance of 100 to 200 meters from his house. A man wearing tights and a helmet was making repairs, and three other silhouettes were working around the craft. When Facchini offered his help, the men spoke among themselves with guttural sounds and one of them projected a kind of beam at Facchini, which knocked him down a few meters away. Then he was caught in a kind of whirlwind of air which threw him back to the ground. The work finished, a hatch was closed and the craft flew away with a sound like that of a giant beehive. Bruises and wounds. Traces. Police investigation. Other witnesses (April 24, 1950)
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Chronicles of E.T. Appearances” - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 222, 223
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1459

Event 8205 (F7398670)

Date: 4/24/1950 (approximate)
Location: LARAMIE, WY
Description: 4 university/universe(al) students. Extremely slow round glittering object going west / 3K’ altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 233)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1676

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “2183”, HatchDesc: “LARAMIE,WY:4 UNIV STUDENTS:EXTREMELY SLOW ROUND GLITTERING OBJ >W/3K’alt”, LatLong: “41.350002 -105.616672”, LatLongDMS: “41:21:00 N 105:37:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “900”, State/Prov: “Wyoming”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8206 (88E5F2AC)

Date: 4/24/1950
Time: 00:30
Location: ANSONIA, CT
Description: Cops and more/others. Amber-glow. Gravy-boat object flies overhead. Back / 0130hrs next day.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 233)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1677

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “196”, Elev: “43”, HatchDesc: “ANSONIA,CT:COPS++:AMBER-GLOW:GRAVY-BOAT OBJ FLIES OVHD:BACK/0130hrs NEXT DAY”, LatLong: “41.344446 -73.077781”, LatLongDMS: “41:20:40 N 73:04:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Connecticut”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8207 (A699F512)

Date: 4/24/1950
Time: 14:10
Location: DORRIS, CA
Description: 1+2 observer(s). 7 silver round objects float overhead. Then shoot away extremely fast. 2400M altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 534)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1678

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1292”, HatchDesc: “DORRIS,CA:1+2 OBS:7 SLVR RND OBJS FLOAT OVHD:THEN SHOOT AWAY XFAST:2400M alt”, LatLong: “41.950002 -121.916672”, LatLongDMS: “41:57:00 N 121:55:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8208 (D4C9F414)

Date: 4/24/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: ABBIATE GUAZZONE, ITL
Description: 3 pseudo-human/entity weld saucer body. Metal fragments left! Observer(s) zapped. / FSRv32#4.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 31)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1679

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, CVS: Conversation/communication, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “25”, HatchDesc: “ABBIATE GUAZZONE,ITL:3 PSH WELD SCR BODY:MTL FRAGS LEFT!:OBS ZAPPED:/FSRv32#4”, LatLong: “45.700002 8.900000”, LatLongDMS: “45:42:00 N 08:54:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Varese”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 8209 (00F6C13B)

Date: 4/24/1950
Time: 2200
Location: Abbiate Guazzone, Italy
Description: Bruno Facchini heard and saw sparks coming from a dark, hovering object, near which a man dressed in tight-fitting clothes and wearing a helmet seemed to be making repairs. Three other men were seen near the craft. When the work was finished, a trap through which light had been shining was closed and the thing took off. The witness had the time to note many details of the machine and its occupants.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FSR 63, 2; Magonia (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_78

Event 8210 (39ADBE32)

Date: 4/24/1950
Locations: Abbiate Guazzone, Varese, Italy; outskirts of Abbiate Guazzone, Varese, Italy
Description: 10:00 p.m. Bruno Facchini steps outside his house on the outskirts of Abbiate Guazzone, Varese, Italy, and notices something flashing near a power line. He goes to investigate and encounters a landed disc with an open door and steps leading down. Three or four men in diving suits and helmets are inside. One seems to be welding a pipe. Facchini speaks to them, but they respond with growling sounds. One points a small “camera” at him that emits a beam that knocks him over. Facchini lies still while the repairs are completed, and the UFO takes off.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Pino Carminati Ghidelli, “Un Diaco è Atterrato,” Notiziario UFO, no. 37 (Jan./Feb. 1971): 19–22; Antonio Giudici, “The Case of Bruno Facchini,” Flying Saucer Review 20, no. 6 (April 1975): 30–32; Ezio Barnardini, “Facchini: Un CE3 Rivisitato,” Notiziario UFO, no. 104 (March 1985/Jan. 1986): 4–7; Clark III 267; Marcus Lowth, “Bruno Facchini’s Extraterrestrial Encounter in Varese, Italy,” UFO Insight, September 5, 2020; 1Pinotti 30–40; Patrick Gross, “Abbiate Guazzone, Italy, April 24, 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1521

Event 8211 (7F85F05F)

Date: 4/24/1950
Description: At 12:30 a.m. three men watched a crescent-shaped object maneuver through the sky over Ansonia, Connecticut. The object looked like a half-moon with a squared off end, and was sighted by two policemen and a restaurant proprietor. It moved unevenly thru the sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 33
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2272

Event 8212 (0D096482)

Date: 4/24/1950
Description: Later, at 10 p.m. in Abbiate Guazzone, Italy, Sr. Bruno Facchini heard and saw sparks coming from a dark, hovering object. Nearby stood a man dressed in tight fitting clothes and wearing a helmet who seemed to be making repairs. Three other men were seen near the craft. When the work was finished, a trapdoor through which light had been shining was closed and the thing took off. The witness time to note many details about the craft and its occupants.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Antonio Giudici, Flying Saucer Review, April-May 1975, p. 30; Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 120; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 195
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2273

Event 8213 (2A245A72)

Date: 4/25/1950
Time: 03:00?
Location: DUGWAY MOUNTAIN, UT
Description: Odd night lights. Beams / light extend / all directions. 24hr search ordered. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 234)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1680

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “1955”, HatchDesc: “DUGWAY Mtn,UT:ODD NLTS:BEAMS/LITE EXTEND/ALL DIRs:24hr SEARCH ORDERED:NFD”, LatLong: “40.166669 -113.166672”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:00 N 113:10:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Utah”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8214 (73B3DB0D)

Date: 4/25/1950
Time: 16:00
Location: VANCOUVER, BC
Description: Thousands / observer(s). 200’ cone over city and airport. 700mph. 15K’ altitude. Goes west going quickly southeast. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 235)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1681

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “72”, HatchDesc: “VANCOUVER,BC:1000s/OBS:200’CONE OVR CITY+AIRPORT:700mph:15K’alt:GOES W>>SE:NFD”, LatLong: “49.200002 -123.116673”, LatLongDMS: “49:12:00 N 123:07:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “4500”, State/Prov: “British Columbia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8215 (5DD66A0B)

Date: 4/25/1950
Time: 19:50
Location: ROCKY HILL, CT
Description: 2 observer(s). Saucer / low altitude. Erratic flight. Lit windows / edge. Hartford Times.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 235)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1682

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “ROCKY HILL,CT:2 OBS:SCR/LO ALT:ERRATIC FLITE:LIT WINDOWS/EDGE:Hartford Times”, LatLong: “41.666669 -72.650003”, LatLongDMS: “41:40:00 N 72:39:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Connecticut”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8216 (FF17475E)

Date: 4/25/1950
Location: Dugway Proving Ground in western Utah
Description: Early morning. Military security patrols at the deactivated Dugway Proving Ground in western Utah view a series of unusual lights and objects moving above an ammunition storage area. One object is “surrounded by an aura of spears of light jutting diagonally from the main body.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History, Volume 6: April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, p. 34
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1522

Event 8217 (B1CC8D4E)

Date: 4/25/1950
Location: Montuïri, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Description: 3:00 p.m. Enrique Hausmann Muller takes a film of a bright, circular UFO with rays of flame spinning off its edge in a pinwheel fashion in Montuïri, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Probable hoax.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 88; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, p. 32; Matías Morey Ripoll, “El Caso Hausmann: Una Aproximación desde Ibiza,” UFO Fotocat Blog, September 20, 2019; Centro Ufologico Nazionale, [Hausmann photo]
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1523

Event 8218 (8C806AEC)

Date: 4/25/1950
Description: A series of unknown lights and UFOs where seen near the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. A “flying icebox,” surrounded by an aura of spears was seen over the Ammunition Storage Area near Dougway Mountain at 3:00 a.m. A 24-hour search of the area ensued.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 34
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2289

Event 8219 (1F064BB2)

Date: 4/25/1950
Description: At 4:00 p.m. a 200 foot long cone-shaped device flew over the Vancouver, British Columbia airport at 15,000 feet altitude, and there were many calls to the police and news media. A white substance hung about the tail of the object but it left no condensation trail. The sighting lasted one minute.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: The Oregonian, April 26, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 35
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2290

Event 8220 (C7C2FC1D)

Date: 4/27/1950
Description: TWA flight 117 sights UFO
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_109

Event 8221 (8ABF4792)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: USA, Goshen (Indiana) in flight
Description: (Translated from French) At 8:25 PM a TWA DC 3 heading west flew over Goshen. In the cockpit were Captain Robert Adickes, and Captain Robert F. Manning, who was serving as second for Flight 117 to Chicago. As the plane flew at 600 meters altitude, Manning suddenly saw an unusual red light moving quickly behind them and a bit below their plane. He saw it descend and then continue on its way beneath the DC 3, approaching the plane. At this point the DC 3 was flying at 280 km/h. The mysterious object passed them at great speed while its brightness increased. It had an orange-red color and seemed like a molten metal bar sliding through the sky. Manning could make out a spherical shape at the top that shone intensely, while the bottom was dark. He drew Adickes’ attention (…) who decided to contact the control tower. The UFO began to fly alongside the DC 3, and Adickes suddenly made a turn, but immediately the mysterious craft veered away. The pilot executed the maneuver a second time with the same result. He called flight attendant Gloria Hinshaw and ordered her to alert the passengers (to ensure their testimony). Suddenly the UFO began to dive at a dizzying speed towards the north towards South Bend. Gloria Hinshaw said: "It looked like a huge wheel of red color spinning close to our plane. The spectacle was extraordinary. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I would have had a hard time believing the pilots’ story. (…) (April 27, 1950)
Reference: A. RIBERA: “These Mysterious UFOs” - De Vecchi 1976, pp. 369-373
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1460

Event 8222 (61213B40)

Date: 4/27/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Above Goshen (Indiana), sighting by pilot Robert Adickes and his co-pilot. (April 27th, 8:25 PM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_835

Event 8223 (75E547B4)

Date: 4/27/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Photography of a disk in Palma de Majorque, with a dome and in rotation.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_836

Event 8224 (76879899)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Description: TWA PILOTS SEE ONE GO BY ON EXPRESS LANE. Capt. Robert Adickes and First Officer Robert Manning, TWA pilots, saw a round glowing mass in the air as they flew over South Bend. The object was in sight for six or seven minutes as it overtook their plane at 2,000 feet. It was round with no irregular features and about one-tenth as thick as it was round. They gave chase but were soon outdistanced.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_71

Event 8225 (22BD806B)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: White Sands, NM
Description: Inconclusive photograph of object streaking across sky.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_56

Event 8226 (B305B2C5)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: WHITE SANDS PG, NM
Description: Theodolite films / missile test. 10M objects / 150K’ altitude. Very fast. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 354)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1683

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1250”, HatchDesc: “WHITE SANDS PG,NM:THEODOLITE FILMS/MISSILE TEST:10M OBJs/150K’alt:VFAST:NFD”, LatLong: “32.666668 -106.466672”, LatLongDMS: “32:40:00 N 106:28:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8227 (C7785E35)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: RANGELY, CO
Description: 3 observer(s). Glowing-ball / clouds. Electric. 2 see metallic 4’ saucer / eye-level 60’ away.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 239)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1684

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1594”, HatchDesc: “RANGELY,CO:3 OBS:GLO-BALL/CLOUDS:ELECTRIC:2 SEE MTLC 4’SCR/EYE-LEVEL 60’ AWAY”, LatLong: “40.033335 -108.916672”, LatLongDMS: “40:02:00 N 108:55:00 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8228 (EB4ECD28)

Date: 4/27/1950
Time: 09:00
Location: OVER PLYMOUTH, MASS
Description: F86 / Otis Air Force Base. Saucer / 17K’ rises / 28K’ very fast. Shoots going quickly north / huge speed.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 238)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1685

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “ovr PLYMOUTH,MASS:F86/OTIS AFB:SCR/17K’ RISES/28K’ VFAST:SHOOTS>>N/HUGE SPEED”, LatLong: “41.961113 -70.666670”, LatLongDMS: “41:57:40 N 70:40:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5200”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8229 (6985DB1D)

Date: 4/27/1950
Time: 17:30
Location: 25KM ESE / SEVILLE, SPN
Description: Swiss engineer. Saucer going quickly ESE. Much detail-see reference.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 79)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1686

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “25KM ESE/SEVILLE,SPN:SWISS ENGINEER:SCR >>ESE:MUCH DETAIL-see ref.”, LatLong: “37.300002 -5.716667”, LatLongDMS: “37:18:00 N 05:43:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SVL”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8230 (D969B91F)

Date: 4/27/1950
Time: ~18:00
Location: OSUNA, SPN
Description: 85KM ESE / Seville. Different observer(s). Same saucer in dead-leaf motion. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 79)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1687

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “OSUNA,SPN:85KM ESE/SEVILLE:DIFFERENT OBS:SAME SCR IN DEAD-LEAF MOTION:NFD”, LatLong: “37.216668 -5.066667”, LatLongDMS: “37:13:00 N 05:04:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SVL”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8231 (104A4361)

Date: 4/27/1950
Time: 20:30
Location: SOUTH / SOUTH BEND, IN
Description: All / TWA DC3 / 2K’. Saucer paces DC3 / 8 minute(s). Veers going north. / r148p59. / r242p38.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 38)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1688

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “9”, Elev: “220”, HatchDesc: “S/SOUTH BEND,IN:ALL/TWA DC3/2K’:SCR PACES DC3/8min:VEERS >N:/r148p59:/r242p38”, LatLong: “41.633335 -86.250004”, LatLongDMS: “41:38:00 N 86:15:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8232 (5A39A3F7)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: Hachinohe (NE of Camp Haugen), Japan
Description: Rectangular cream-colored flat object about 20 ft high, 60 ft long (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_695

Event 8233 (3CC9B880)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: Alamogordo (Holloman AFB), NM
Description: Cinetheodolite Film Taken By Tracking Station (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, Code: I, Rating: 5, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500427
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_696

Event 8234 (EAE0678E)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: Goshen, IN
Description: Adickes/Manning Case (AL) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500427
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_697

Event 8235 (804298EE)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: Plymouth, MA
Description: Light-brown flat oval object that climbed to 28,000 ft (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500427
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_698

Event 8236 (90F51900)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico
Description: While preparing for an MX-776A Shrike air-to-ground missile test at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, Charles Riggs, a member of the Project Twinkle cinetheodolite camera crew supplied by Land-Air Inc., sees, tracks, and manages to film four high-flying objects streaking across the sky. Another station also tracks the objects. The photos show only a smudgy dark object, but the triangulation results in a calculation by mathematician Wilbur L. Mitchell and Capt. Perry Bryant of the objects’ size as 30 feet in diameter and 150,000 feet in altitude.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Cinetheodolite Film Taken by Tracking Station”; Ruppelt, p. 88; Clark III 544–545; Sparks, p. 88; Thomas Tulien, ed., Proceedings of the Sign Historical Group UFO History Workshop, Sign Historical Group, November 2001, p. 44; Good Above, pp. 354–355; Bruce Maccabee, “The White Sands Films,” IUR 21, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 22–25
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1524

Event 8237 (03C7D739)

Date: 4/27/1950
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Description: 8:25 p.m. TWA Flight 117 pilot Capt. Robert Adickes and Flight Officer Robert F. Manning are flying near Goshen, Indiana, when they see a bright-red disc-shaped UFO behind their DC-3. It overtakes the plane in about 2 minutes. Stewardess Gloria Henshaw and 11 passengers (including Boeing engineers C. H. Jenkins and Dean C. Bourland and executives E. J. Fitzgerald and S. N. Miller) also see the object. It veers off at 400 mph, drops down to 1,500 feet, and disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Adickes TWA DC-3 Case”; Sparks, p. 89; Donald E. Keyhoe, “Flight 117 and the Flying Saucer,” True, August 1950, pp. 24–25, 75–79; James E. McDonald, “Statement on Unidentified Flying Objects,” in Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Hearings, US House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 90th Cong., 2nd Sess., July 29, 1968, pp. 46–47
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1525

Event 8238 (B16FAC2C)

Date: 4/27/1950
Description: At 9:00 a.m. a U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre jet had an encounter with a flat oval-shaped object near Plymouth, Massachusetts. The object was light brown in color, climbed away from the jet, and at 28,000 feet turned and flew away. At 8:25 p.m. a huge reddish-orange disc passed a TWA DC-3 airliner being flown over South Bend, Indiana by the crew named Adickes, Manning, and Hinshaw. The UFO approached the plane from below and behind, overtaking the aircraft, then moved rapidly away when the pilot attempted a closer approach.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: (1) Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 12; (2) True Magazine, August 1950; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 145; Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 150
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2361

Event 8239 (9FA3C820)

Date: 4/28/1950
Time: 09:20
Location: REUS, SP
Description: Several / railroad/railway station. Brilliant flying cartwheel going quickly ESE vertically.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1689

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “REUS,SP:SVRL/RR STATION:BRILL.FLYING CARTWHEEL >>ESE VERTICALLY:”, LatLong: “41.133335 1.083333”, LatLongDMS: “41:08:00 N 01:05:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TRG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8240 (CDADC173)

Date: 4/28/1950
Time: 22:00?
Location: NORTH CHICAGO, IL
Description: Several separate observer(s). 2 15M glowing-disks circle going north / 300kph. 600M altitude. / news report.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 539)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1690

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “N.CHICAGO,IL:SVRL SEP.OBS:2 15M GLOW-DISKS CCL >N/300kph:600M alt:/news rpt”, LatLong: “41.900002 -87.666671”, LatLongDMS: “41:54:00 N 87:40:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “600”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8241 (8256186C)

Date: 4/28/1950
Location: Wakkanai (About 2 miles W of), Japan
Description: Unidentified Target Tracked / F-80 Intercepts (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500428
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_699

Event 8242 (7DB3D820)

Date: 4/29/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Regulation of the Air Force Letter 200-5. (April 29)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_837

Event 8243 (55CF8FCF)

Date: 4/29/1950
Location: CENTRALIA, WA
Description: Woman. 2 saucers / sky. 6 more join / 1 red. All going quickly south into cloud. / LA Times.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 239)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1691

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “58”, HatchDesc: “CENTRALIA,WA:WOMAN:2 SCRS/SKY:6 MORE JOIN/1 RED:ALL>>S INTO CLOUD:/L.A.TIMES”, LatLong: “46.716669 -122.955561”, LatLongDMS: “46:43:00 N 122:57:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8244 (3B1D7A59)

Date: 4/30/1950
Location: Mount Joy, Illinois
Description: IOWA REPORTS ONE EXPLODING. Louis and Wilfred Wedemyer of Mount Joy saw a round flat saucer-shaped object spinning across the sky. Suddenly it exploded in the air like a firework display. It seemed to disintegrate. No noise for a few seconds, then a low rumble that lasted half a minute. The same phenomenon was observed in Burlington and Muscatibe, Iowa.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_72

Event 8245 (400586FA)

Date: 4/30/1950
Time: 20:00
Location: SAVANNAH, GA
Description: Cops and 5 separate observer(s). 15M upside down hat-saucer with small fins hovers / seconds. Going quickly southeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1692

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “13”, HatchDesc: “SAVANNAH,GA:COPS+5 SEP.OBS:15M UPSIDE DOWN HAT-SCR W/SML FINS HVRS/secs:>>SE”, LatLong: “32.066668 -81.083337”, LatLongDMS: “32:04:00 N 81:05:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8246 (85D72ED3)

Date: 4/30/1950
Description: At around 8:00 p.m. police and five other independent witnesses in Savannah, Georgia reported seeing an upside-down, hat-shaped disc with small fins. It was an estimated 15 meters in diameter. It hovered for a few seconds, then shot off toward the southeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: newspaper clipping, May 1, 1950; Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2418

Event 8247 (BCD43A1A)

Date: 5/1950
Location: France, Vaux en Dieulet (near Buzancy)
Description: (Translated from French) M. Pierrard and his daughter Madeleine, aged 14 at the time. "It was 6:30. As usual we were going up to the meadows with our dog to get the cows. When we reached the park I suddenly exclaimed: 'Dad, look at the sun, it’s really close? (…) We heard a strange noise, it was like: hou! hou! hou! hou! and then a ball appeared. It was like a ball of fire. It came closer, then it landed in front of us. My father asked me not to move or go forward, for fear of being burned. It was after the ball was still that we realized it was more like a kind of saucer. I then saw, right in front of me, inside the object totally transparent like glass, a little man about 1 m 40 tall, arms spread, perhaps hindered by the diving suit he was wearing. He was absolutely motionless. He looked like a Michelin man. He wore a kind of motorcyclist’s helmet with a Plexiglas visor and two tubes apparently connected to two tanks above his shoulders. What shocked me the most was that it seemed to me that he was constantly looking at me. I felt completely paralyzed during the whole observation. I felt a heat stroke similar to the one felt when sunbathing. I did not move during this period which lasted about two minutes. The object then rose like a spinning top, turning slightly on itself, rising in successive steps, emitting the same noise as at the beginning, after which it moved away and disappeared in the direction of Buzancy. " (May 1950)
Reference: Jean-Michel LIGERON: “Ovni en Ardennes” 1981, p 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1461

Event 8248 (27454EB7)

Date: 5/3/1950
Time: ~15:00
Location: SAVOYEUX-HAUTE, FR
Description: Several girls. Large cylinder/cylindrical object south going quickly north. Shoots silvery rays. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1693

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SAVOYEUX-HAUTE,FR:SVRL GIRLS:LRG CYL S>>N:SHOOTS SILVERY RAYS:NFD”, LatLong: “47.550002 5.750000”, LatLongDMS: “47:33:00 N 05:45:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HSO”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8249 (30979CB6)

Date: 5/3/1950
Time: 16:30
Location: NEUVILLE-SUR-SARTHE, FR
Description: Numerous observer(s). 4 saucers / low altitude. Going [to] horizon slowly. Leave trail / smoke.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1694

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “NEUVILLE-sur-SARTHE,FR:NMRS OBS:4 SCRS/LO ALT:> HRZN SLOWLY:LEAVE TRAIL/SMOKE”, LatLong: “48.066669 0.200000”, LatLongDMS: “48:04:00 N 00:12:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SRT”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8250 (7CDE187E)

Date: 5/3/1950
Description: At 3:00 p.m. several girls in Savoyeux-Haute, Haute-Saone department, France saw a large cylindrical object fly rapidly from the south to the north shooting silvery rays. At 4:30 p.m. four discs were sighted by numerous observers in Neuville-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe department, France flying at a low altitude slowly toward the the horizon. They left a trail of smoke.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2464

Event 8251 (B6325984)

Date: 5/4/1950
Time: ~22:00
Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Description: 2+1 observer(s). Ghostly object grows and changes shape. Flashes. Suddenly goes going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 241)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1695

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “BIRMINGHAM,AL:2+1 OBS:GHOSTLY OBJ GROWS+CHANGES SHAPE:FLASHES:SUDDENLY GOES ↑”, LatLong: “33.500002 -86.816671”, LatLongDMS: “33:30:00 N 86:49:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alabama”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8252 (891D25F2)

Date: 5/4/1950
Description: At 10:00 p.m. in Birmingham, Alabama a ghostly object grew and changed shape; it flashes; then suddenly shoots up and is gone. There were two witnesses together and an additional independent observer, and the event lasted 10 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1722; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 41
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2500

Event 8253 (822981FB)

Date: 5/5/1950
Location: SYDNEY SUBURBS AND ALL AUSTRALIA
Description: Reports pour in. Huge cylinder/cigar-shape flashes across sky. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 241)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1696

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “77”, HatchDesc: “SYDNEY SUBURBS+ALL AUSTRALIA:REPORTS POUR IN:HUGE CGR FLASHES ACRS SKY:NFD”, LatLong: “-33.900002 151.200007”, LatLongDMS: “33:54:00 S 151:12:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8254 (F8A25D81)

Date: 5/5/1950
Location: Elmendorf AFB [now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson], Anchorage, Alaska
Description: 11:30 p.m. Capt. Marcellus D. O’Sullivan, 1Lt. William J. Reisinger, and three enlisted men of the 625th Aircraft and Warning Squadron at Elmendorf AFB [now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson], Anchorage, Alaska, see a reddish-orange object hovering in the sky for 5 minuites. It puts on a burst of speed and disappears over the horizon.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:From History: 57th Fighter Interceptor Wing (Alaska), January–June 1950,” UFO Historical Revue, no. 5 (July 1999): 8
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1526

Event 8255 (2E5F5F3B)

Date: 5/6/1950
Location: ABINGTON, PA
Description: Squadron / saucers circles all over town. All see. No further details. / Scranton Tribune.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 242)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1697

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “104”, HatchDesc: “ABINGTON,PA:SQUADRON/SCRS CIRCLES ALL OVR TOWN:ALL SEE:NFD:/SCRANTON TRIBUNE”, LatLong: “40.122224 -75.116670”, LatLongDMS: “40:07:20 N 75:07:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8256 (68D147A8)

Date: 5/6/1950
Time: ~08:00
Location: ROMA, ITL
Description: Crowds / observers. 2 flashing saucers 1 mile over Piazza Colonna. Spin and move slowly.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 242)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1698

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “ROMA,ITL:CROWDS/OBSs:2 FLASHING SCRS 1mi OVR PIAZZA COLONNA:SPIN+MOVE SLOWLY”, LatLong: “41.900002 12.483334”, LatLongDMS: “41:54:00 N 12:29:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Rome”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8257 (8A2C7DF4)

Date: 5/6/1950
Description: Crowds of observers in Rome, Italy watched two flashing saucer-shaped object one mile over the Piazza Colonna at 4:30 p.m. They were spinning and moved slowly.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 126; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 42
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2578

Event 8258 (BB270107)

Date: 5/6/1950
Description: At 10:00 p.m. a squadron of discs flew in circles for 20 minutes above the city of Abington, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. There were many witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Riverside Daily Press, May 8, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 42
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2579

Event 8259 (0418303A)

Date: 5/7/1950
Description: (Translated from French) 9 miles south of Easy Ely (Nevada), George Smith, his wife and their grandson saw a white-silver object hovering at 100 feet altitude, going forward and backward for 10 minutes then flying away high. (May 7, 6:45 PM)
Reference: case Blue Book #721 unexplained, no investigation conducted
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_838

Event 8260 (5A687159)

Date: 5/7/1950
Location: Colonna, Rome
Description: Los Angeles Examiner. WHEN IN ROME THEY FLY AS ROMANS. Hundreds of persons on their way to work stopped to watch two flashing objects high over Rome’s central piazza, Colonna. The two objects seemed to be a mile or more high and moved slowly. They appeared to be revolving on an axis and flashing at regular intervals, like smaller air beacons.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_74

Event 8261 (6A610227)

Date: 5/7/1950
Time: 18:50
Location: SOUTHEAST / ELY, NV
Description: 3 observer(s). Silver 100’ saucer / 100’ altitude. Hovers 10 minute(s). Oscillates. Goes going up / great speed.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 79)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1699

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “11”, Elev: “2150”, HatchDesc: “SE/ELY,NV:3 OBS:SLVR 100’ SCR/100’alt:HOVRS 10min:OSCILLATES:GOES↑/GREAT SPEED”, LatLong: “39.233335 -114.733339”, LatLongDMS: “39:14:00 N 114:44:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nevada”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8262 (E6EA359E)

Date: 5/7/1950
Location: Ely (9 miles S of), NV
Description: Silvery white object hover at 100 ft altitude (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 721)
Reference: NICAP: 500507
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_700

Event 8263 (45743C19)

Date: 5/7/1950
Time: 1845
Location: Ely, Nevada
Description: A couple and their grandson were returning from a picnic when, about 14 km south of Ely, they saw a silvery-white object at treetop level. It hovered for 10 min, then oscillated “as if attempting to rise” and suddenly flew out of sight at high speed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_79

Event 8264 (FFD85269)

Date: 5/7/1950
Time: 6:45 PM
Location: Nine miles sough of Ely, Nevada
Description: Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and their grandson. One silvery white object hovered at 100’ altitude, moved back and forth for 10 minutes and then flew up and away. Note in case file: “No investigation.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_40

Event 8265 (D2114050)

Date: 5/7/1950
Description: A couple and their grandson were returning from a picnic at 6:45 p.m. when they saw a silvery white object at treetop level. They were about nine miles south of Ely, Nevada at the time. It hovered for ten minutes, then oscillated “as if attempting to rise” and suddenly flew out of sight at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 721; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 79
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2613

Event 8266 (F197EE96)

Date: 5/9/1950
Location: Selfridge AFB, MI
Description: Object with erratically varying height, position and speed (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_701

Event 8267 (1FB72751)

Date: 5/10/1950
Location: ARGENTINA, Bahia Blanca region
Description: (Translated from French) Enrique Caretenuto Botta (Enrico Botha, other authors write E.C. Bossa)), an aeronautical engineer, was driving when he saw a metallic disk with a shiny surface, 10 m in diameter and 4 m high (2 m high on the edges), resting in a field near an infrequently used road. The only activity detectable was a flashing light on the dome. There were no visible landing gear, the disk was slightly tilted on the ground. The whole had a smooth and shiny look, but at the same time like a kind of elasticity like rubber). He approached and entered through an opening on the side. (There was an odor of ozone and garlic. Three humanoids, about 1 m 30 tall, dressed in a lead-colored suit were sitting motionless on seats (in the turret). (Their faces and hands were uncovered. Their skin was tanned, their hair gray-brown, their eyes very large) He touched them: they were dead (and rigid). In front of them were control instruments and a kind of television screen. The humanoid sitting in the center held his hands on two levers. The other two were lying on curved beds along the circular wall). Above a flashing orange light. Very impressed, Botta left (he had only been inside for 5 minutes) and returned the next day with two engineer friends. They only found a pile of ashes (still hot, leaving a greenish color on their hands). They then observed, very high in the sky, a large cigar and two disks, one of which was hovering above them. Then the two disks entered the cigar which (became all red) and disappeared in a few seconds.
Reference: Leonard STRINGFIELD: “General Alert OVNI” ed. France - Empire, 1978, p.116 to 118
Reference: Jean-Francis CROLARD: “The Enigma of the E.T.” - ed. Guy Trédaniel 1995, p. 110, 111 - for the complements between parentheses: Mufon Ufo Journal December 1996, n° 344, pages 15 to 17
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1462

Event 8268 (FC248499)

Date: 5/10/1950
Time: 23:20
Location: ARLINGTON VA
Description: Man / window. 60 cm Lt. grey disk going north / 150M altitude. Spins. Light smoke trail.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 542)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1700

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “74”, HatchDesc: “ARLINGTON VA:MAN/WINDOW:60 cm Lt.GRY DISK >N/150M alt:SPINS:LITE SMOKE TRAIL”, LatLong: “38.883335 -77.116670”, LatLongDMS: “38:53:00 N 77:07:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “150”, State/Prov: “Virginia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8269 (104A8FB7)

Date: 5/11/1950
Location: McMinnville, OR
Description: McMinnville UFO photographs, also known as the Trent UFO photos, were taken by a farming couple, Paul and Evelyn Trent near McMinnville, Oregon.
Type: ufo photo
Reference: link
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_408

Event 8270 (5E0659DA)

Date: 5/11/1950
Location: USA, Jarvis Island, Santa Barbara Channel.
Description: (Translated from French) At 4:00 PM launch of Viking IV, 169 km altitude, fire in the same rocket. (GESAG, Launches: "Ley 1958, M.W. Rosen, N.Y. 1955) DURATION 435 SECONDS, RANGE 12 KM, FALL INTO SEA (May 11, 1950)
Reference: GESAG, Launches: "Ley 1958, 279/280
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1463

Event 8271 (5C90F7B8)

Date: 5/11/1950
Location: USA, McMinnville (Oregon)
Description: (Translated from French) On this day, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trent, farmers, saw a metallic, shiny object with a superstructure. As it came to their level, the witnesses felt a “gust of wind”. Mr. Trent took two photographs in 30 seconds. The object quickly moved westward just after the second photo was taken. (May 11, 1950)
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “The UFO File” - Laffont 1973 - pp. 254-256 and photographic insert
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1464

Event 8272 (BDB74CD5)

Date: 5/11/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At Mac Minnville (Oregon) the Trents photograph a saucer. (May 11, 7:45 PM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_839

Event 8273 (CFAD7345)

Date: 5/11/1950
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Description: OREGONIAN GETS TWO ON FILM. Paul Trent, Route 3, McMinnville, captured two photos of flying saucers in the backyard of his farm. The two pictures were taken about 50 seconds apart.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_75

Event 8274 (22D744E4)

Date: 5/11/1950
Time: 19:30
Location: MCMINNVILLE, OR
Description: Classic 30’ saucer over farm. 1st good photographs. No spin. Going quickly west. / r221p132.
Type: sighting
Reference: HYNEK, Dr. J. Allen: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT; Dell Publ., NY 1977. 298pp. (Index 244)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1701

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “49”, HatchDesc: “McMINNVILLE,OR:CLASSIC 30’SCR OVR FARM:1st GOOD FOTOS:NO SPIN:>>W:/r221p132”, LatLong: “45.233335 -123.200006”, LatLongDMS: “45:14:00 N 123:12:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “10”, State/Prov: “Oregon”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8275 (288CD7ED)

Date: 5/11/1950
Location: McMinnville (9 miles W of), OR
Description: Paul Trent Photos (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, Code: I, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500511
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_702

Event 8276 (B6799FD1)

Date: 5/11/1950
Locations: McMinnville, Oregon; Sheridan, Oregon; Colorado
Description: 7:30 p.m. Evelyn Trent, who lives on a farm nine miles from McMinnville, Oregon [near Sheridan, Oregon], is walking back to her farmhouse after feeding rabbits. Before reaching the house, she sees a slow-moving, metallic disk-shaped object heading in her direction from the northeast. She yells for her husband Paul, who is inside the house; he comes out and also sees the object. After a short time, he goes back inside to get a camera and manages to take two photos of the object before it speeds away to the west. Paul Trent’s father briefly sees the object before it flies away. The Trents assume they have seen some exotic military aircraft. They do not develop the film in the camera until they use it up and show the photos only to a few friends. Eventually it reaches the cover of Life magazine, but the Trents show no desire to make any money from the photos. Although the Colorado project initially thinks the photos seem genuine, three Interface Pilote pour l’Analyse de Clichés d’OVNIs researchers in 2013–2015 claim to find evidence of a model suspended from a string. Researcher Brad Sparks finds major mathematical and scientific errors in IPACO’s work, which actually supports a UFO conclusion.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “McMinnville UFO Photographs”; “Farmer Trent’s Flying Saucer,” Life, June 26, 1950, p. 29; NICAP, “Trent / McMinnville Photos”; Story, pp. 223–226; Sparks, p. 90; Hynek UFO Report, pp. 244–245; Condon, pp. 396– 407; Bruce S. Maccabee, “On the Possibility that the McMinnville Photos Show a Distant Unidentified Object (UO),” Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, Center for UFO Studies, 1976, pp. 152–163; Bruce S. Maccabee, “The McMinnville Photos,” The Spectrum of UFO Research, CUFOS, 1988, pp. 13–57; Bruce S. Maccabee, “The Trent Farm Photos,” April 2000; Bruce S. Maccabee, “The Trent Farm Photos Appendix,” April 2000; Bruce S. Maccabee, “The McMinnville Photos,” May 2000; Michael D. Swords, “Can We Learn Anything from UFO Photos? Part Five,” The Big Study, July 15, 2012; Antoine Cousyn, François Louange, and Geoff Quick, “The McMinnville Pictures,” Interface Pilote pour l’Analyse de Clichés d’OVNIs, May 2014; Clark III 702–704
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1527

Event 8277 (C98C4706)

Date: 5/11/1950
Description: Two famous UFO photographs were taken on this evening by Mr. Paul Trent in McMinnville, Oregon. The UFO was also witnessed by his wife. The images show a dark metallic, asymmetric hat-shaped disc. The upper structure was described as like a “parachute canopy”, with slightly off-center triangular post or antenna. It hovered, rocking slowly like a rowboat riding at anchor, and made no sound. The photos were published in Life Magazine.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: McMinnville (OR) Telephone Register, June 8, 1950; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 6; Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 396
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2734

Event 8278 (6B56661A)

Date: 5/12/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Hoover, head of the FBI, worries about the protection of vital installations such as Oak Ridge and requests that an appropriate investigation be conducted to determine if the unidentified objects flying over the Oak Ridge area are related to ionizing effects of radars. The USAF services are alerted, the CIA sends a radar expert from Washington to check the reliability of the instruments and… the poor technician is interrogated about his alcoholic background. Without result. (May 12)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_840

Event 8279 (8BB9304D)

Date: 5/13/1950
Location: SUTTER BUTTES, CA
Description: 2 / farm. Brilliant white objects play around in sky. “… here again”.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 246)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1702

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “50”, HatchDesc: “SUTTER BUTTES,CA:2/FARM:BRILLIANT WHT OBJs PLAY AROUND IN SKY:”…HERE AGAIN"", LatLong: “39.227780 -121.805561”, LatLongDMS: “39:13:40 N 121:48:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8280 (9CD9351C)

Date: 5/13/1950
Time: 20:50
Location: EAST / WILMETTE, IL
Description: 25m meteor-saucer going quickly south. Glows. 25° elevation. 6mi out over Lake Michigan. Turns going quickly east.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 246)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1703

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “176”, HatchDesc: “E/WILMETTE,IL:25m METEOR-SCR >>S:GLOWS:25° ELEV:6mi OUT ovr LAKE Mi:TURNS>>E”, LatLong: “42.072224 -87.616671”, LatLongDMS: “42:04:20 N 87:37:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8281 (B12A5D70)

Date: 5/15/1950
Time: 13:00?
Location: LA PAMPA, ARG
Description: Engineer. 10M saucer and 3 dead pseudo-human/entity inside. Ashes. / APRO Aug’55+Flying Saucer Review (FSR) 25 / 4.
Type: sighting
Reference: INTERNATIONAL UFO REPORTER (IUR) Bimonthly. CUFOS, Chicago. Highly regarded. (Index 290)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1704

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “3”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “700”, HatchDesc: “La PAMPA,ARG:ENGINEER:10M SCR+3 DEAD PSH INSIDE:ASHES:/APRO Aug’55+FSR 25/4”, LatLong: “-32.000002 -66.000003”, LatLongDMS: “32:00:00 S 66:00:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LPM”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 8282 (08C857A6)

Date: 5/15/1950
Locations: Bahía Blanca Partido; Macachín; Estación Hidalgo Ferrocarril Sarmiento; La Pampa, Argentina
Description: Afternoon. Architect Enrique Carotenuto Bossa is driving in an isolated region in Bahía Blanca Partido (possibly between Macachín and Estación Hidalgo Ferrocarril Sarmiento), La Pampa, Argentina, when he sees a metallic disc resting on the ground to the left of the highway. He stops the car to investigate, approaches it, and sees an open door in its side. He goes inside and sees a “curved divan with three seats, two of which were occupied by small beings covered from head to foot (except for an opening for the face (in a kind of tight-fitting overall of a brown color.” The bodies are about 4 feet tall, and their faces seem charred or burnt. In front of them is a screen with “rays playing on it,” and on top of the screen is a rotating globe. The engineer runs out and drives back to his hotel. He returns the next day with two companions and finds only an ash heap. But they look up and see three UFOs—one a cigar-shaped object and two discs, hovering above them at 1,800 feet. The discs merge with the cigar and speed away.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: El Universal (Caracas, Venezuela), May 7, 1955; “Man Enters Grounded Disc,” APRO Bulletin, August 1955, pp. 1–3; Clark III 327–328; Willy Smith, “The Curious Case of the Argentine Crashed Saucer,” IUR 11, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1986): 18–19; Roberto E. Banchs and Richard W. Heiden, “Crash Landing in the Pampas,” IUR 24, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 4–10, 30; Roberto Banchs, “General Acha (LP): Un Accidentado Aterrizaje (Priemra Parte),” Marcianitos Verdes, July 4, 2009
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1528

Event 8283 (61A87067)

Date: 5/16/1950
Location: Washington DC
Description: Reply letter from White House to BSRA
Type: letter
Reference: Twitter Link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_409
See also: 4/7/1950

Event 8284 (F9269E76)

Date: 5/17/1950 (approximate)
Location: AMARILLO, TX
Description: 1 military observer(s). Saucer lands / airport / 5 minute(s). Sets grass afire. Going quickly west. / OSI investigation/investigators.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 244)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1705

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “1105”, HatchDesc: “AMARILLO,TX:1 MIL.OBS:SCR LANDS/AIRPORT/5min:SETS GRASS AFIRE:>>W:/OSI INV”, LatLong: “35.233335 -101.800005”, LatLongDMS: “35:14:00 N 101:48:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8285 (631952B5)

Date: 5/17/1950
Location: TIMPERLEY, MANCHESTER
Description: Dark ‘absolute(ly) solid smoke-ring’ speeds through clouds. Plane-size.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 247)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1706

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “52”, HatchDesc: “TIMPERLEY,MANCHESTER:DARK ‘ABS SOLID SMOKE-RING’ SPEEDS THRU CLOUDS:PLANE-SIZE”, LatLong: “53.383336 -2.333333”, LatLongDMS: “53:23:00 N 02:20:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8286 (97624640)

Date: 5/17/1950
Time: 03:00
Location: HAY CREEK, WY
Description: 4 oilmen. 2 saucers over oil field / 2 hours. Lights and flames / rim. Dives and maneuvers.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 545)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1707

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “1317”, HatchDesc: “HAY CREEK,WY:4 OILMEN:2 SCRS OVR OIL FIELD/2hrs:LITES+FLAMES/RIM:DIVES+MNVRS”, LatLong: “43.711113 -104.661116”, LatLongDMS: “43:42:40 N 104:39:40 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “WHY”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8287 (4A4B4E08)

Date: 5/17/1950
Description: At three o’clock in the morning four oil men in Hay Creek, Wyoming watched two saucers over an oil field for two hours. The object had lights and flames around its rim. It made dives and maneuvers.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 45
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2915

Event 8288 (DF6602C4)

Date: 5/17/1950
Description: On this night a military witness reported that a saucer-shaped object landed at the Amarillo, Texas airport for five minutes. Its touchdown set the grass on fire. It took off and flew to the west. There was an OSI investigation. On the same night a dark, “absolutely solid smoke ring” sped through the clouds of Timperley, Cheshire, England. It was the size of a plane.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, pp. 44 & 47
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2916

Event 8289 (DF35AC20)

Date: 5/19/1950
Location: Honshu (100 miles E of), Japan
Description: Triangular Object Tracked By Gnd Radar & Observed By F-80 (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500519
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_703

Event 8290 (12BCB269)

Date: 5/20/1950
Location: USA, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff (Arizona)
Description: (Translated from French) At Lowell Observatory, Professor Hall, an astronomer, affirmed to have seen through the telescope a bright silver disk, moving slowly in the sky. (Henry DURRANT: “Le livre noir des S.V.” - Laffont 1970 - p.99) Astronomer Seymour L. Hess made a remarkable observation at 9:20 PM. It was a partially shaded disk flying against the south-east wind towards the north-west and which disappeared into a cloud bank at an altitude of 12000 feet. (May 20, 1950)
Reference: “Ufo’s: A Century of Sightings” by Michael David Hall, Galde Press Inc. 1999, p. 134
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1465

Event 8291 (FE15846A)

Date: 5/20/1950
Location: FRANCE, Cours-les-Barres (Cher) (Fourchambault)
Description: (Translated from French) A woman, Micheline G., had a terrifying encounter at the place called “Givry” during a walk, around 4 pm, along the Loire. Before that, there was a great gust, a whirlwind, like a storm wind and she heard a strange laugh, heard as if through water. The laugh stopped abruptly and then she received a kick in the back, as if the knee was made of steel. She fell and was forced to lie down, still with her head held tight, and that’s how the entity dragged her onto the path and into a bush of thorns and nettles. Then it said “There she is. We have her!” as if speaking to someone. She was dragged through the bushes into a small pasture and there it gradually let go. She wanted to call out but had no voice. She was able to stand up. She saw the tops of the trees bend, the branches shaking violently. It didn’t last very long. There was then a bitter, unknown taste in the air. After the traumatic encounter there was again a violent displacement of air and she was blinded by a burning white light, while she felt an electric current in her body, like a brief paralysis. It was brief, calm returned immediately. (Michel BOUGARD: “Des S.V. aux OVNI” - SOBEPS 1976 - p 210) Micheline headed for the lockkeeper’s house in Givry, who treated the bloody and covered in multiple bruises victim, with finger marks embedded in her neck. The lockkeepers were inside the house and had been blinded by a great white light shortly before her arrival. Numerous traces on the spot and investigation by the gendarmerie of Fourchambault.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, le premier dossier complet…” éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 52, 53
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1466

Event 8292 (1371A0AB)

Date: 5/20/1950
Time: 12:20
Location: LOWELL OBSERVER(S), AZ
Description: Astronomer S. Hess / (seen thru) telescope. 4’ saucer southeast going quickly northwest across wind / 100mph. / r48p84.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 13)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1708

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “2130”, HatchDesc: “LOWELL OBS,AZ:ASTRONOMER S.HESS/TSCOPE:4’SCR SE>>NW ACRS WIND/100mph:/r48p84”, LatLong: “35.333335 -111.616672”, LatLongDMS: “35:20:00 N 111:37:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8293 (DE53B1EA)

Date: 5/20/1950
Time: 16:00
Location: COURS-LES-BARRES, FR
Description: Cold hands grab woman. Invisible figure nears. / LDLN#314+/ MJ#309.
Type: sighting
Reference: GARREAU, Charles: SOUCOUPES VOLANTES, Vingt-cinq Ans d’Enquetes. 3rd Editn = 1973? Maison Mame ISBN 2-250-00464-1 (Index 106)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1709

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, MON: Monster: Life form fits no category, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, ABD: Human or animal abduction, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “COURS-les-BARRES,FR:COLD HANDS GRAB WOMAN:INVSBL FIG NEARS:/LDLN#314+/MJ#309”, LatLong: “47.033336 3.050000”, LatLongDMS: “47:02:00 N 03:03:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Cher”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 8294 (38FC565C)

Date: 5/20/1950
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Description: Astronomer/meteorologist observed a “powered” disc-like object from the grounds of Lowell Observatory. [I] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_704

Event 8295 (0E6DAECB)

Date: 5/20/1950
Locations: Lowell Observatory; Flagstaff, Arizona
Description: 12:15 p.m. Meteorologist Seymour L. Hess is strolling the grounds of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, when he notices a round, gray-colored object approaching from the southeast at about 12,000 feet altitude. He follows it with a 4x spyglass as it passes in front of a small cumulus cloud. Hess estimates it is about 4 feet in diameter and moving about 100 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 3; Condon, pp. 245–248; James E. McDonald, “Statement on Unidentified Flying Objects,” in Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Hearings, US House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 90th Cong., 2nd Sess., July 29, 1968, pp. 61–62
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1529

Event 8296 (4C922236)

Date: 5/21/1950
Time: ~09:00
Location: MONTROSE, CO
Description: 3+16 separate observer(s). Saucer hovers / town. 2nd saucer joins. Both going quickly north. Then turn going quickly east.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 548)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1710

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1768”, HatchDesc: “MONTROSE,CO:3+16 SEP.OBS:SCR HVRS/TOWN:2nd SCR JOINS:BOTH >> N:THEN TURN>>E”, LatLong: “38.477780 -107.877783”, LatLongDMS: “38:28:40 N 107:52:40 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “6”

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Date: 5/21/1950
Time: ~14:00
Location: WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WY
Description: 7 / Air National Guard. 4 white saucers / V formation maneuver and regroup. 90° turn going quickly east inline.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 545)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1711

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1872”, HatchDesc: “WARREN AFB,WY:7/AIR Ntl.GUARD:4 WHT SCRS/VFORM MNVR+REGROUP:90°TURN >>E INLINE”, LatLong: “41.183335 -104.900005”, LatLongDMS: “41:11:00 N 104:54:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wyoming”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8298 (B88DBD99)

Date: 5/21/1950
Description: A second Gallup poll on UFOs is released, showing that 5% of respondents think “these flying saucers” are “comets, shooting stars, something from another planet.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, pp. 48-49; Robert J. Durant, “Evolution of Public Opinion on UFOs,” IUR 18, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1993): 10–11
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1530

Event 8299 (2C0666DB)

Date: 5/21/1950
Location: Municipal Airport in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Description: 3:50 p.m. T/Sgt Edward Eles, Earl DuQuoin, and four other airmen of the 187th Fighter Squadron of the Wyoming National Guard are on the airfield at the Municipal Airport in Cheyenne, Wyoming, when they see a V- shaped formation of four round, pure-white discs flying in a northerly direction. In a matter of seconds, the objects change formation and make a sharp right-angle turn, flying single file, and speed out of sight.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Cheyenne Wyoming State Tribune, May 22, 1950, p. 1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1531

Event 8300 (A5CE00B2)

Date: 5/21/1950
Description: A huge round object hung in the sky over Montrose, Colorado. It was joined by a second large object. Both started heading to the north, but turned and flew off to the east.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 48, citing UPI release, May 22, 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3014

Event 8301 (F69A1692)

Date: 5/22/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Seymour Hess observes a UFO at the Flagstaff Observatory (Arizona) [Vallée]. (May 22, between 12:15 and 12:30)
Reference: Bonvin
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_841

Event 8302 (53F584A7)

Date: 5/23/1950
Time: 20:00
Location: LOVELAND, CO
Description: 3 observer(s). 2 large flat glowing-disks make 10 circular orbits / N. sky. / Denver News.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 547)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1712

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1518”, HatchDesc: “LOVELAND,CO:3 OBS:2 LRG FLAT GLOW-DISKS MAKE 10 CIRC.ORBITS/N.SKY:/Denver news”, LatLong: “40.416669 -105.072227”, LatLongDMS: “40:25:00 N 105:04:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8303 (B4B8D5A1)

Date: 5/24/1950
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Description: FIFTEEN WITNESSES CONFIRM MRS. SEEVERS’ SIGHTING. Mrs. Clyde Seevers, one of sixteen Montrose ranchers who saw two sky objects as broad as large airplane’s wings, said the craft was absolutely round and smooth without windows, motors, or tail assembly. They flew soundlessly and seemed to float along, then suddenly soared up swiftly and disappeared. Her report was corroborated by fifteen other ranchers in the vicinity.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_76

Event 8304 (A722B2C7)

Date: 5/24/1950
Location: VAUGHN, NM
Description: Contractors / Project Twinkle. 8 30’ saucers and green fireballs / FBI. 150k’ altitude. / International UFO Reporter (CUFOS Group, USA) V9#1.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny & Warrington, P.: SCIENCE and the UFO’S; Basil Blackwell, NY 1985 (Index 36)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1713

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “160”, Elev: “1806”, HatchDesc: “VAUGHN,NM:CONTRACTORS/PROJ TWINKLE:8 30’SCRS+GRN FBLS./FBI:150k’alt:/IUR V9#1”, LatLong: “34.616668 -105.216672”, LatLongDMS: “34:37:00 N 105:13:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8305 (C629D367)

Date: 5/24/1950
Location: Alamogordo (Holloman AFB), NM
Description: Askania Theodolite Films Objects At Tracking Station (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, Code: I, Rating: 5, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 500524
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_705

Event 8306 (9BC3F3CD)

Date: 5/24/1950
Location: Holloman AFB, New Mexico
Description: During an MX-674 Tarzon controllable vertical bomb test at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, Floyd Fannon and other USAF crew members see eight unidentified objects. They separately track and film two of the objects down the North American Aviation missile firing range. Project Twinkle cinetheodolite station P-8 films one object to the northeast for 6 frames (1.0 sec) moving uniformly to the south. Cinetheodolite station P-10, located 5.7 miles down range to the north from P-8 and 7 feet higher, films another object, hence no triangulation is possible.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Cinetheodolite Film Taken by Tracking Station”; Sparks, p. 91; Good Above, pp. 354–355; Bruce Maccabee, “The White Sands Films,” IUR 21, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 22–25
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1532

Event 8307 (8E029DE7)

Date: 5/25/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: NORTHEAST / CANON CITY, CO
Description: 2 observer(s). Series / 11 glowing-saucers pass Pikes Peak / 1 min intervals.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 551)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1714

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “4300”, HatchDesc: “NE/CANON CITY,CO:2 OBS:SERIES/11 GLOW-SCRS PASS PIKES PEAK/1 min intervals”, LatLong: “38.833335 -105.050005”, LatLongDMS: “38:50:00 N 105:03:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8308 (4AE7CBE3)

Date: 5/25/1950
Locations: USAF Office of Special Investigations; New Mexico area
Description: Lt. Col. Doyle Rees of the USAF Office of Special Investigations writes a confidential memo to Brig. Gen. Joseph F. Carroll, Director of Special Investigations. In part, it states: “In a liaison meeting with other military and government intelligence and investigative agencies in December 1948, it was determined that the frequency of unexplained aerial phenomena in the New Mexico area was such that an organized plan of reporting these observations should be undertaken. The organization and physical location of units of this District were most suitable for collecting these data, therefore, since December 1948, this District has assumed the responsibility for collecting and reporting basic information with respect to aerial phenomena in this general area.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Summary of Observations of Aerial Phenomena, New Mexico Area, Dec 1949 to May 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1533

Event 8309 (37FE1430)

Date: 5/29/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Washington (DC), observation of Captain Sperry. (May 29)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_842

Event 8310 (85FA483D)

Date: 5/29/1950
Location: White Sands, NM
Description: Object tracked by two theodolite stations; movie footage.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_57

Event 8311 (64182801)

Date: 5/29/1950
Time: 06:00?
Location: WHITE SANDS PG, NM
Description: 2 separate theodolites film object just prior / missile test. / r120p354.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 131)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1715

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1250”, HatchDesc: “WHITE SANDS PG,NM:2 SEP THEODOLITES FILM OBJ JUST PRIOR/MISSILE TEST:/r120p354”, LatLong: “33.483335 -106.333338”, LatLongDMS: “33:29:00 N 106:20:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8312 (E93B9202)

Date: 5/29/1950
Time: 21:30
Location: 7MI WITH MT. VERNON, VA
Description: 3 crew. Blue-glowing cylinder/cigar-shape buzzes DC6. Going quickly [to] ahead. Turns going quickly southwest. / r29p85.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 38)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1716

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “7mi W/MT VERNON,VA:3 CREW:BLUE-GLO CGR BUZZES DC6:>> AHEAD:TURNS >>SW:/r29p85”, LatLong: “38.716669 -77.200004”, LatLongDMS: “38:43:00 N 77:12:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Virginia”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8313 (C96FB28E)

Date: 5/29/1950
Location: Mt. Vernon, VA
Description: Sperry/Gates Case (AL) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 500529
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_706

Event 8314 (03272BAF)

Date: 5/29/1950
Location: White Sands, NM
Description: Theodolite photo (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, NC)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_707

Event 8315 (70349D1F)

Date: 5/29/1950
Location: Mt. Vernon (about 7 miles W of), VA
Description: A spindle-shaped 150 ft long metallic object (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_708

Event 8316 (5CEEB710)

Date: 5/29/1950
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Mount Vernon, Virginia
Description: 9:20 p.m. Capt. Willis T. Sperry, copilot Bill Gates, flight engineer Robert Arnholt, a stewardess, and several passengers on an American Airlines DC-6 airliner headed southwest out of Washington, D.C., en route to Nashville, Tennessee, are flying at 7,500 feet at 250 mph. About 7 miles west of Mount Vernon, Virginia, Gates alerts Sperry to a bright blue or bluish light ahead of them and increasing in size. Sperry makes an evasive 45° turn to the right and the object passes from 11 o’clock to 7 o’clock position to the left at a slightly higher altitude. The light very briefly passes between the aircraft and the upper part of the moon, revealing an object with a long silhouette (somewhat reminiscent of a submarine) without visible wings or empennage. The blue light is on the front of the object. Sperry turns left back onto his original course to get the object back in view, but it apparently stays stationary for about 30 seconds. Gates then notices the object circling around to the right side. Sperry banks right again, while the object paces the airliner about 20–30 seconds before it climbs to the east at a 30° angle at “fantastic” speed and disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Sperry UFO Case”; NICAP, “Capt. Willis Sperry Sighting”; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, pp. 52–53; Project 1947, “UFO Reports 1950”; Sparks, p. 91
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1534

Event 8317 (FAAC3F35)

Date: 5/29/1950
Location: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Description: A shiny, bright object streaking across the sky is spotted by two cine-theodolite stations at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, just before firing a test missile. The object is tracked and photographed by both stations. After the films are developed, it turns out that the stations had photographed different objects. Analysts estimate that the objects were higher than 40,000 feet, traveling more than 2,000 mph, and over 300 feet in diameter.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Ruppelt, p. 89; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, p. 36
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1535

Event 8318 (AF027A86)

Date: 5/29/1950
Description: At 9:15 p.m. an American Airlines DC-6 flying at 8000’ altitude, climbing from Washington, D.C. and approximately over Rappahannock, Virginia encountered a spindle-shaped UFO. The object changed course to parallel the plane, then circled the aircraft, and reversed direction before it went out of sight very fast. It had a blue light on its front end. The sighting lasted approximately one minute, and the object was not detected on radar. There were three witnesses among the crew: Sperry, Bates, and Arnholt.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 39; UNICAT, case # 719, citing Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July; True Magazine, August 1950
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3144

Event 8319 (A18BBEEA)

Date: 6/1950
Description: Many sightings
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_110

Event 8320 (AC4678AF)

Date: 6/1950
Location: USA, Muroc
Description: (Translated from French) The experimental aircraft Skystreak completed its last research flight (Vortex Generator) and reached Mach 0.99. This was the limit of its possible performance. It was not retired from the program until 1953.
Reference: NASA website 1997, “On the Frontier” Ref 2-25
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1467

Event 8321 (4F675D43)

Date: 6/1950
Location: AMERICA, Atlantic
Description: (Translated from French) Mr. Suarez saw four luminous objects emerge from the sea, close to the shore, one after the other, while the sea boiled like a maelstrom, with a terrifying noise.
Reference: Michel BOUGARD: “Des S.V. aux OVNI” - SOBEPS 1976 - p 214
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1470

Event 8322 (4C1CC21F)

Date: 6/1950
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) Frank Scully, author of “Behind the Flying Saucers”, claimed that he had boarded a Venusian vessel equipped with an electromagnetic propulsion system and had undertaken a journey with its occupants. [note from vog: I did not find this in Scully’s claims…] (June 1950)
Reference: A. RIBERA: “Ces mystérieux ovni” - De Vecchi 1976, p. 226
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1471

Event 8323 (9D28A800)

Date: 6/1950
Location: ARGENTINA, Tierra del Fuego, between San Sebastian and Rio Grande
Description: (Translated from French) A man who was walking along the beach, saw an oval-shaped UFO emerge from the sea and fly towards the land. A few nights later he saw a similar phenomenon near Santa Cruz.
Reference: Janet and Colin BORD: “Modern Mysteries of the World” - Guild Publishing London 1989, p. 307
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1472

Event 8324 (EEDB68A5)

Date: 6/1950
Location: GEELONG, VCT, AUS
Description: Saucer going quickly south / 1000mph. Bronze top and silver bot. Absolute(ly) silent. Trails blue vapor.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 259)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1717

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “GEELONG,VCT,AUS:SCR>>S/1000mph:BRONZE TOP+SLVR BOT:ABS SILENT:TRAILS BLU VAPOR”, LatLong: “-38.100002 144.216674”, LatLongDMS: “38:06:00 S 144:13:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Victoria”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8325 (FC00A017)

Date: 6/1950
Time: 23:00
Location: OFF RIO GRANDE, ARG
Description: Sheep run. Splash! Luminous/glowing ovoid rises / sea. 90° turn going quickly northwest. / MJ#130.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHENOMENES SPATIAUX: Group GEPA, Gen. M. Lionel Chassin Paris. Quarterly 1964?-1977. Merged into Grp. GEPAN (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1718

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off RIO GRANDE,ARG:SHEEP RUN:SPLASH!:LUMn OVOID RISES/SEA:90°TURN>>NW:/MJ#130”, LatLong: “-53.333336 -68.000003”, LatLongDMS: “53:20:00 S 68:00:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TDF”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8326 (E4888C04)

Date: Early Summer 1950
Location: CANADA, Vassan (Abitibi)
Description: (Translated from French) L. B. was returning home after spending the evening playing cards with his neighbors. The weather was nice, the sky was clear. It was between 1 and 2 o’clock in the morning. The witness was walking on the dirt road when he saw, near an abandoned barn, a light. At the same time he heard noises that he thought were of metallic origin. He wondered if it was wise to approach, but after a moment of hesitation, he decided to approach. He then heard voices perfectly. He thought it was people who had taken up residence in this barn to make “bagosse” (illegal moonshine). He had already heard that this had been seen in the region. (…) he slipped behind a “pitoune” (wooden balls) rope. There he heard the voices very well and he saw the object that emitted the light. It was a bright and shiny disc 6 m in diameter, suspended one and a half meters from the ground. (…) “Near this device, I clearly saw, because of the light that was still quite strong and coming from the object, a being 1 m 60 tall. He was well built, thin and looked rather young. (…) I was not afraid to look (…) and so I advanced.” Up close the witness noticed that the man had a phosphorescent one-piece garment and on his face he wore a mask that seemed to be made of a piece of soft leather with holes for the eyes. It started in the middle of the forehead and ended just under the mouth. (…) the character spoke words in an unknown language (note from vog: detached syllables resembling German) Almost immediately the witness felt movement under the luminous object. Another character emerged from under the apparatus. (…) this second character is smaller than the first; he is dressed in the same way; his head is bigger and covered with a kind of hood. He has wide shoulders, a hunched back. At the waist he wears an object similar to a flashlight. With an awkward gesture he directs the instrument towards the witness, who immediately feels “mortified”. (note from vog: paralyzed in place but seeing and hearing everything). (…) The two beings began to talk. The character with the flashlight approached the witness (…) he touched his forehead (…) with a hand with fingers deformed as if by arthritis. (…) his head barely reached his shoulders (…) he removed his hood. (…) L.B. had a shudder of disgust (…) The skin was wrinkled and tanned… deformed by a grimace, one could clearly see all his teeth… small and all alike. (…) because he was showing me those eyes with his fingers all deformed. (…) the area around the eyes had wrinkles like the area around the eyes of a chicken. And the black dots of the two eyes did not reach the same height, as if they were looking in different directions. I also saw that the face had no mobility at all, it was stuck there, period. (…) he put his hood back on. He stayed a few minutes looking at the witness’s face. The other (…) started talking very loudly. The one in front of me left me on the spot to go to the luminous object. The two then climbed into the object by a short ladder. (…) L.B. remembers nothing else. (…) he was able to move again. (…) He was sitting in the grass. (1950, early summer)
Reference: Jean Ferguson: “Les Humanoïdes, les cerveaux qui dirigent les S.V.” ed. Leméac 1978, p. 241 to 244
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1473

Event 8327 (E33EE81A)

Date: 6/1/1950
Locations: RAF Tangmere; West Sussex, England; RAF Wartling; Eastbourne
Description: A pilot on patrol from RAF Tangmere in West Sussex, England, sights a “bright circular metallic object” that speeds past his Gloster Meteor jet fighter at 20,000 feet. As he undergoes a debriefing by squadron intelligence, he finds out that four RAF controllers at the radar station at RAF Wartling near Eastbourne have, at the same time, tracked an “unusual response” that vanishes from their screens, moving at terrific speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: David Clarke, “Flying Saucer Working Party,” Dr. David Clarke Folklore and Journalism, January 3, 2015
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1538

Event 8328 (CE03CD88)

Date: 6/2/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: ONSET, MA
Description: 6 observer(s). 2 small luminous silver disks circle several X / 60M altitude. Shoot to distance.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 564)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1719

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “40”, Elev: “9”, HatchDesc: “ONSET,MA:6 OBS:2 SML.LUMN.SLVR DISKS CCL SVRL X/60M alt:SHOOT TO DISTANCE”, LatLong: “41.744446 -70.661114”, LatLongDMS: “41:44:40 N 70:39:40 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “60”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8329 (67D799E9)

Date: 6/7/1950
Location: London, England
Description: RAF PILOT REPORTS SIGHTING, RADAR A ‘BLIP’. An RAF pilot radioed his base: “Strange object seen. Looks like a flying saucer.” Radar operators at the base picked up a strong “blip” on their screens. The air ministry withheld all information.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_77

Event 8330 (38BCA7F1)

Date: 6/7/1950
Time: 22:20
Location: OFF DUNKIRK, NY
Description: 2+observer(s) parachute glowing-saucer going down [to] slow. Stops. 2 lights flash. Going quickly east fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 565)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1720

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “174”, HatchDesc: “off DUNKIRK,NY:2+OBS PARACHUTE GLOW-SCR ↓ SLOW:STOPS:2 LITES FLASH:>>E FAST”, LatLong: “42.500002 -79.333337”, LatLongDMS: “42:30:00 N 79:20:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8331 (CB26F16A)

Date: 6/8/1950
Description: (Translated from French) The Telephone Register of McMinville (Oregon) publishes the Trent story. (June 8)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_843

Event 8332 (A186DA28)

Date: 6/8/1950
Location: Korean Theatre
Description: Gen. Earle E. Partridge of the Fifth Air Force, responsible for the Korean Theatre, writes to Commanding Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, asking for an analysis of certain UFO cases.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 100–101
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1539

Event 8333 (8010C1C6)

Date: 6/12/1950
Location: Unknown City, CA
Description: Geologist saw disc-shaped object loop around plane. [VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_709

Event 8334 (026E24F5)

Date: 6/12/1950
Description: Eastern Airlines executive Eddie Rickenbacker tells the press that if flying saucers “do exist, you can rest assured that they are ours.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 100
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1540

Event 8335 (0ACD6456)

Date: 6/12/1950
Location: California
Description: 4:00 p.m. Working in a quarry somewhere in California, geologist John Zimmerman and civil engineer Charles Fisher are watching a jet aircraft speeding through the sky and leaving a vapor trail. Suddenly Zimmerman notices that the vapor trail has been cut. Looking more closely, he notices a metallic disc making vertical loops around the jet. Two other discs come into view and perform the same aerobatics.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wells Alan Webb, Mars, the New Frontier, Fearon, 1956, p. 124; UFOEv, p. 50
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1541

Event 8336 (232960E9)

Date: 6/13/1950
Time: ~16:00
Location: NEAR MILL VALLEY, CA
Description: Many observer(s). Huge disk hovers / high over bay / 5 minute(s). Going quickly [to] away instantly.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 257)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1721

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “nr MILL VALLEY,CA:MANY OBS:HUGE DISK HVRS/HIGH OVR BAY/5min:>> AWAY INSTANTLY”, LatLong: “37.905557 -122.544450”, LatLongDMS: “37:54:20 N 122:32:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8337 (536AED7E)

Date: 6/14/1950
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Description: 4:45 PM. Fairchild plant workers at the nuclear research facilities watched a brilliant fiery ball of light hover over restricted military airspace for about two minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 3). (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_710

Event 8338 (3009DC26)

Date: 6/15/1950
Time: 09:00
Location: PARAMARIBO, SURNM
Description: Many observer(s). Moon-size silver ovoid going northeast slow. Sudden dips and rises. / Bloe.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 566)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1722

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Guyanas (all 3 of them)”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “PARAMARIBO,SURNM:MANY OBS:MOONSIZE SLVR OVOID >NE SLOW:SUDDEN DIPS+RISES:/Bloe”, LatLong: “5.866667 -55.166669”, LatLongDMS: “05:52:00 N 55:10:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Surinam”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8339 (6F5159C6)

Date: 6/16/1950
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: Triangular Object Passes C-47 At 700 MPH (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500616
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_711

Event 8340 (34EE767C)

Date: 6/17/1950
Time: 02:30
Location: HASELBACH, GERM
Description: 0.Linke and 1. 15M saucer. 2 small humanoids (or Greys) check ground. Going quickly southwest. Plug / dirt gone. / MJ#153.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1723

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “HASELBACH,GERM:0.LINKE+1:15M SCR:2 OIDS CHECK GND:>>SW:PLUG/DIRT GONE:/MJ#153”, LatLong: “50.500002 10.350000”, LatLongDMS: “50:30:00 N 10:21:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bavaria”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 8341 (80451FDC)

Date: 6/17/1950
Location: Hasselbach, East Germany
Description: 40-50 ft frying pan-shaped object with two rows of 1 ft holes (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_712

Event 8342 (743A3F79)

Date: 6/17/1950
Locations: Haselbach, Thuringia, East Germany; West Berlin; Stockheim
Description: Oskar Linke and his 11-year-old daughter Gabriele are walking toward Haselbach, Thuringia, East Germany, in the twilight when she notices something about 420 feet away. It appears to be two men dressed in shiny metallic clothing who are stooped over and looking at something on the ground. Linke approaches to 30 feet away, looks over a small fence, and sees a large object about 40 feet in diameter that looks like a huge frying pan. It has two rows of holes in its periphery and a black conical tower about 9 feet high. The two men suddenly jump inside. The inside lights up, the object starts humming and rises slowly from the ground, rotating like a top. It rises from the ground with the aid of a central cylinder and is surrounded by flames, then takes off in the direction of Stockheim. Later he finds a circular depression in the ground at the spot. Linke resettles in West Berlin in 1951. He tells his story to a notary there on July 1, 1952, which is how it turns up in the Western press and explains a confusion in the date of the sighting.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “CE III by Two Witnesses / Oskar Linke Case”; Central Intelligence Agency, “‘Flying Saucers’ in East Germany,” July 9, 1952; Andreas Müller, “Das Haselbach-UFO von 1950: Die Augenzeugin spricht,grenzWissenschaft-aktuell.de, January 26, 2016; Sparks, p. 92; Good Above, pp. 513–514
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1542

Event 8343 (440B3B95)

Date: 6/17/1950
Description: Oskar Linke and his 11-year-old daughter saw two little men in silver suits in a forest outside of Hasselbach, Germany in 1950. His motorcycle had gotten a flat tire and they were pushing it toward the village around 2:30 a.m. when his daughter Gabriele pointed to what she thought was a young deer about 150 yards away. He approached and realized that what she had seen were apparently human figures, wearing shimmering metallic clothing. They stood about 1.5 meters (4 feet) in height, and one of them wore a light on its chest that flashed at regular intervals. He stealthily approached to about 30 feet from them, peering over a small ridge. Next to them was a pan-shaped disc, approximately 40-50 feet (15-20 meters) in diameter. The object was metallic and had two rows of holes along the sides each about a foot in diameter, spaced 1.5 feet apart. Out of the top rose a ten-foot high black, cylindrical “conning tower.”

When his daughter called to him it apparently alarmed the two figures, for they rushed back to the object, clambering up the side of the conning tower and disappearing inside. The outer rim of the disc in which the holes were sunk began to glow a blue-green color, and a humming sound started. As the glow and sound increased, the tower was retracted into the center of the object, and the whole object rose from the ground. From the swirling effect he got the impression the object was spinning like a top. The color of the disc turned to red as it took off. A two-meter circular depression of compressed ground, freshly made, was found at the landing site, with ground indentations. At the time Mr. Linke lived in communist controlled East Germany. He told his story to a judge and U.S. Military intelligence when he was able to cross into West Germany two years later.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, pp. 8-9, citing Leonard Cramp, Piece for a Jig-Saw, p. 158. This case is often erroneously cited as occurring in 1952
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3525

Event 8344 (3DAC9B31)

Date: 6/20/1950
Location: Oakland, California
Description: The Oakland Tribune. THIS ONE DUSTS AIR FORCE BASE. The UP said a “disk-shaped object” roaring at an estimated speed of 1000 to 1500 mph. made five passes near Hamilton Air Force Base today.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_78

Event 8345 (1B644E9C)

Date: Summer 1950
Location: CANADA, in Manitoba
Description: (Translated from French) The 8 year old girl was playing in her grandparents’ barn, when suddenly she found herself hundreds of meters away in the farm yard, without understanding how she had gotten to that place. A warm liquid was running down her leg: at mid-calf a deep, clean and absolutely painless wound of 2.5 cm long and 1 cm deep. She was bleeding abundantly: yet, the pants were absolutely not torn. (1950, Summer)
Reference: Bertrand MEHEUST: “En soucoupes volantes” - Imago 1992, p. 43
Reference: continued: summer 1966, France, in Alsace
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1480

Event 8346 (3BD75791)

Date: Summer 1950 (approximate)
Location: Belgium, Maldegem
Description: (Translated from French) (Source: GESAG, GS 552) Willy V. (aged 8-10) was outside the house with his younger sister Yvette, at the hamlet of Broekhuize, Maldegem. Yvette first noticed the phenomenon, looking up at the sky almost mechanically. It was a disc rotating on itself, flat on the top and curved on the bottom. At the periphery of the disc were short beams of grayish light. There was no emission of smoke and the light rays remained fixed on the edge of the object, like short pulsations. At 60 cm from the eyes, the diameter was estimated at 20 cm, while the speed of movement could be estimated as that of the planes of the time (900km/h). It seems that it was not the outer ring that was rotating around the vertical axis. Yvette specifies that sometimes the surface of the object sparkled, despite the absence of the sun but that the sky was clear. The object was moving from west to east, almost passing directly above the young witnesses at an altitude estimated between 4000 and 6000 meters. The children rushed into the house to alert the parents and when they all returned outside, everything had disappeared. From the moment of the observation until they returned to the house, about 3 minutes had passed. (1950, Summer (or 1955?))
Reference: Investigation by Jacques Bonabot, in September 1972.
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1481

Event 8347 (6A1EC8EE)

Date: Summer 1950
Location: ESTONIA, Liiduvere
Description: (Translated from French) A 6-year-old girl spotted an “airplane” in a clover field not far from her father’s farm. She wanted to go and take a closer look. The airplane had no wings, only a long fuselage about 6 m long with silver ends and a black middle. Four small men, barely taller than her, were busy. They were extraordinary: dressed in bright green, with a red face and a kind of cap on their heads. They moved like puppets, one of them kicked the airplane, their eyes were fixed and did not move. The girl then told them that they were in a clover field in the village of Liiduvere, but suddenly she was seized with panic and ran home. Looking back, she saw the plane rise slowly. The next day she returned to see if the plane had returned, but she was scared when she approached the place. For a long time, for her, the word “airplane” evoked this cigar-shaped device. She had told her story to her grandmother and her mother, but they did not believe her. (1950, Summer)
Reference: International Ufo Reporter, vol. 2 n° 12, 1977
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1482

Event 8348 (AB58E68D)

Date: 6/21/1950
Time: 01:30
Location: HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE, CA
Description: Blue Book. 2+3 pilots. Saucer / 3000’ altitude. 1200mph. Blue flame. Roars. 3 passes.
Type: sighting
Reference: WILKINS, Harold T.: FLYING SAUCERS ON THE ATTACK; Ace Books, NY PB 1967. (Index 121)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1724

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “25”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “HAMILTON AFB,CA:BBK:2+3 PILOTS:SCR/3000’alt:1200mph:BLUE FLAME:ROARS:3 PASSES”, LatLong: “38.083335 -122.550006”, LatLongDMS: “38:05:00 N 122:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “915”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8349 (22C3B649)

Date: 6/21/1950
Location: Misawa AFB, Japan
Description: 30’ Disc Seen From Golf Course (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, Code: D, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500621
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_713

Event 8350 (5BA91B9C)

Date: 6/21/1950
Location: Hamilton AFB, CA
Description: Disc Makes Five Passes At Control Tower (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, Code: D, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500621
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_714

Event 8351 (078D20BD)

Date: Summer 1950
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Description: Physicist Enrico Fermi first formulates the “Fermi Paradox” during a casual conversation (in Los Alamos, New Mexico?) with fellow physicists Edward Teller, Herbert York, and Emil Konopinski. While walking to lunch, the men discuss recent UFO reports and the possibility of faster-than-light travel. The conversation moves on to other topics, until during lunch Fermi allegedly says suddenly, “But where is everybody?” (although the exact quote is uncertain).
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Enrico Fermi
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1536

Event 8352 (AB9C898E)

Date: Summer 1950
Location: Beaverdam, Virginia
Description: Evening. An 8- or 10-foot-disc lands in a field behind Mrs. Mason Vaughan’s house in Beaverdam, Virginia. From an open cockpit a “man with unusual goggles or headpiece” looks out. Surprised, the disc takes off abruptly, breaking off a limb from an oak tree on the way up.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 267; Center for UFO Studies, HUMCAT Index 1950–1951, p. 20
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1537

Event 8353 (D6857E3A)

Date: 6/21/1950
Locations: Hamilton AFB; Novato, California
Description: 1:35 a.m. Control tower operators Cpl. Roger G. Pryor and S/Sgt. Ellis R. Lorimer and airways communications staffer S/Sgt. Virgil Cappuro watch a flying disc speeding at 1,000–1,500 mph over Hamilton AFB [now closed] in Novato, California. The object shoots blue flame and makes a roar like thunder as it makes five passes over the base. They observe it through binoculars for 25 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Disc Makes Five Passes at Control Tower”; Sparks, p. 92
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1543

Event 8354 (D80DFD28)

Date: 6/23/1950
Location: USA, Lake Michigan
Description: (Translated from French) American Navy divers were unsuccessfully trying to retrieve debris from an airplane buried 50 meters deep in the muddy waters of the lake. They found nothing. Yet, shortly afterwards, something began to rise to the surface on its own; it had bizarre shapes, with no relation to what is usually found after an explosion. Imagine violently hammered glass tiles and you will have an idea of what was collected that day in Indiana. (June 23, 1950)
Reference: Peter KOLOSIMO: “Shadows on the Stars” - Albin Michel 1970, p. 304
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1468

Event 8355 (F19A47EA)

Date: 6/23/1950
Location: Gulf of Mexico, At Sea
Description: Huge ball of fire descend slowly in 1-1/2 mins in a wavy spiral path (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_715

Event 8356 (E00508A7)

Date: 6/24/1950
Location: Near Los Angles, CA
Description: Navy transport plane sees UFO pace airliner.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_58

Event 8357 (13599702)

Date: 6/24/1950
Location: COMMERCE, TX
Description: 2 / airliner. Saucer seen / 30 km. Sudden burst speed / 600 kph and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 263)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1725

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “157”, HatchDesc: “COMMERCE,TX:2/AIRLINER:SCR SEEN/30 km:SUDDEN BURST SPEED/600 kph AND AWAY”, LatLong: “33.244446 -95.900005”, LatLongDMS: “33:14:40 N 95:54:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8358 (257DBD93)

Date: 6/24/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: NEAR DAGGETT, CA
Description: Navy transport and all / airliners. Cylinder/cigar-shape maneuvers. Follows liner / 20 mile(s). / r22p139.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 31)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1726

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “611”, HatchDesc: “nr DAGGETT,CA:NAVY XPORT+ALL/AIRLINERS:CGR MNVRS:FOLOS LINER/20mi:/r22p139”, LatLong: “34.866668 -116.900006”, LatLongDMS: “34:52:00 N 116:54:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8359 (7691D73E)

Date: 6/24/1950
Time: 19:40
Location: GULF OF MEXICO
Description: Military reconnaissance flight. Fireball maneuvers / 90 second(s). Descends. Leaves contrail…
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 263)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1727

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Caribbean area”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “GULF of MEXICO:MIL.RECON FLITE:FBL MNVRS/90sec:DESCENDS:leaves contrail…”, LatLong: “26.833335 -86.083337”, LatLongDMS: “26:50:00 N 86:05:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GMX”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8360 (A37F8051)

Date: 6/24/1950
Location: Daggett, CA
Description: Navy transport pilot Case (AL, M) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500624
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_716

Event 8361 (F65F0BA0)

Date: 6/24/1950
Location: Daggett, California
Description: A cigar-shaped UFO paces a United Airlines plane (Capt. E. L. Remlin, First Officer David Stewart, and observer Capt. Samuel B. Wiper) for 20 minutes near Daggett, California. The object is also seen by the crew of another airliner and a navy transport plane. The Navy pilot sees for 3 minutes a dark gray object with heat radiation at the tail end. He estimates altitude as 50,000–100,000 feet and a speed of 1,000–1,500 mph. The crews discuss the matter with two CAA ground stations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Three Aircraft Crews Observe UFO”; UFOEv, p. 31; Sparks, p. 93
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1544

Event 8362 (294477AD)

Date: 6/25/1950
Location: Korea
Description: Korean War
Type: war
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_410

Event 8363 (87D8052D)

Date: 6/25/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Beginning of the Korean War, increasing fear of a Soviet attack in Western Europe. (June 25)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_844

Event 8364 (EDE93BB7)

Date: 6/25/1950
Location: Baker, New Mexico
Description: UNITED AIRLINES CREW SEES ONE 4 MILES UP. Captain E. L. Remlin, First Officer David Stewart, and Observer Sam B. Wiper noticed a mysterious object while flying their UAL Main-liner at 14,000 feet between Las Vegas and Silver Lake about eight miles north of Baker, New Mexico. The craft had a bluish center with a bright orange tint and was flying horizontally at about 20,000 feet, faster than the plane, and about 20 miles away.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_79

Event 8365 (9DE173A8)

Date: 6/25/1950
Time: 09:30
Location: WASHINGTON, DC
Description: 1 observer. Silver cylinder/cigar-shape tilts over city. / FBI records. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 132)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1728

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), GSA: Covert Security Agency

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “8”, HatchDesc: “WASHINGTON,DC:1 OBS:SLVR CGR TILTS OVR CITY:/FBI RECORDS:NFD”, LatLong: “38.866669 -76.983337”, LatLongDMS: “38:52:00 N 76:59:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “WDC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8366 (BC3501B1)

Date: 6/25/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: NEWBURGH, NY
Description: WW2 plane spotter and more/others. 4 disks in formation. “Not planes”. Maneuver. / The New York Times (NYT) 27 Jun. '47.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 263)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1729

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “42”, HatchDesc: “NEWBURGH,NY:WW2 PLANE SPOTTER++:4 DISKS/FORMn:“NOT PLANES”:MNVR:/NYT 27JUN47”, LatLong: “41.500002 -74.005559”, LatLongDMS: “41:30:00 N 74:00:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8367 (57A9BAD6)

Date: 6/25/1950
Time: 21:00
Location: BARCELONA, SP
Description: 4 observer(s). Bright long metallic cylinder south going quickly north / 10 second(s). No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: GUASP, Miguel: TEORIA de PROCESOS de los OVNI; Valencia, Spain, 1973. Self published. Scholarly. Short catalog. (Index 999)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1730

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BARCELONA,SP:4 OBS:BRITE LONG MTLC CYLINDER S>>N/10sec:NFD”, LatLong: “41.400002 2.133333”, LatLongDMS: “41:24:00 N 02:08:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Barcelone”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8368 (C6D87462)

Date: 6/25/1950
Locations: North Korea; South Korea
Description: North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Korean War
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1545

Event 8369 (AF57D0C1)

Date: 6/26/1950
Time: 20:00
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
Description: Wingless fuselage going quickly [to] MACH1 and more/others / several min. 3 planes and ground observer(s). Bluish light.
Type: sighting
Reference: MICHEL, Aime: The TRUTH ABOUT FLYING SAUCERS; S. G. Phillips 1956 & Pyramid Books, NY 1967. (Index 64)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1731

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “600”, HatchDesc: “LAS VEGAS,NV:WINGLESS FUSELAGE >>MACH1++/SVRL MIN:3 PLANES+GND OBS:BLUISH LITE”, LatLong: “36.166668 -115.133339”, LatLongDMS: “36:10:00 N 115:08:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nevada”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8370 (8969CE9B)

Date: 6/27/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Texarkana (Texas), Terrell and Yates, both employees of the Red River Arsenal, saw a shiny object flying horizontally for 4 to 5 seconds, whose shape resembled two overturned buckets against each other. (June 27, 7:50 AM)
Reference: case Blue Book #738 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_845

Event 8371 (DBA54DC3)

Date: 6/27/1950
Time: 07:50
Location: TEXARKANA, TX
Description: 2 / truck / Red River Arsenal. Fast glittering “double-dishpan” zips by.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 264)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1732

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “97”, HatchDesc: “TEXARKANA,TX:2/TRUCK/RED RVR ARSENAL:FAST GLITTERING “DOUBLE-DISHPAN” ZIPS BY”, LatLong: “33.416668 -94.083338”, LatLongDMS: “33:25:00 N 94:05:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8372 (D6DE38E6)

Date: 6/27/1950
Time: 11:00?
Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
Description: Newsman shoots 50’ / 8mm film. Large bright saucer near passing plane. Going quickly west.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 264)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1733

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “139”, HatchDesc: “LOUISVILLE,KY:NEWSMAN SHOOTS 50’/8mm FILM:LRG BRITE SCR nr PASSING PLANE:>>W”, LatLong: “38.250002 -85.766671”, LatLongDMS: “38:15:00 N 85:46:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8373 (CF9CAE51)

Date: 6/27/1950
Time: 11:30
Location: OAKLAND, CA
Description: 2 observer(s). Bomber flies over. Shiny spinning object overtakes plane / rear going quickly east.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 265)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1734

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “OAKLAND,CA:2 OBS:BOMBER FLIES OVR:SHINY SPINNING OBJ OVERTAKES PLANE/REAR >>E”, LatLong: “37.816668 -122.283339”, LatLongDMS: “37:49:00 N 122:17:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8374 (03BF21A6)

Date: 6/27/1950
Location: Texarkana, TX
Description: Huge “Dishpan” Flies Over Arsenal (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, Code: D, Rating: 5, BB: 738)
Reference: NICAP: 500627
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_717

Event 8375 (696447D7)

Date: 6/27/1950
Location: Louisville, KY
Description: Movie film of UFO taken by newspaper reporter Al Hixenbaugh (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_718

Event 8376 (4EAB25C4)

Date: 6/27/1950
Time: 7:50 AM
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Description: Witnesses: Terrell and Yates, employees of Red River Arsenal. One object, bright, shaped like two dishpans face-to-face, flew straight and level, fast for 4-5 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_41

Event 8377 (A7DF82B8)

Date: 6/27/1950
Location: South Korea
Description: President Truman orders US air and sea forces to help South Korea.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Korean War
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1546

Event 8378 (9B4D3E0B)

Date: 6/27/1950
Locations: Louisville, Kentucky; Longest and Everett avenues
Description: 4:15 p.m. Al Hixenbaugh, a photographer for the Louisville Times, is at the corner of Longest and Everett avenues in Louisville, Kentucky, when he hears the sound of a DC-3 airplane overhead. He looks up and sees the plane as well as a large disc with a slight corona around it. He shoots 50 feet of film with his 16mm movie camera as the object remains motionless for 10 seconds before it starts getting smaller and disappears to the west.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Louisville (Ky.) Times, June 28, 1950, p. 1; “How to Film UFO’s,” Saucers 6, no. 3 (August 1958): 3; Sparks, p. 93
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1547

Event 8379 (40DEFFC9)

Date: 6/28/1950
Time: 01:00
Location: SAN LEANDRO, CA
Description: 2 observer(s). Thunder-roar. Circular object 2000’ overhead. Jets / flame from edges.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 261)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1735

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “SAN LEANDRO,CA:2 OBS:THUNDER-ROAR:CIRCULAR OBJ 2000’OVHD:JETS/FLAME FROM EDGES”, LatLong: “37.700002 -122.166672”, LatLongDMS: “37:42:00 N 122:10:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8380 (C97428FD)

Date: 6/28/1950
Time: 04:20
Location: SAVANNAH, GA
Description: 2 observer(s). White fireball / night light maneuvers erratically / 45 minute(s). Climbs swiftly going quickly northeast and gone.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 265)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1736

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “45”, Elev: “13”, HatchDesc: “SAVANNAH,GA:2 OBS:WHT FBL/NLT MNVRS ERRATICALLY/45min:CLIMBS SWIFTLY>>NE+GONE”, LatLong: “32.083335 -81.100004”, LatLongDMS: “32:05:00 N 81:06:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8381 (D6D44B0A)

Date: 6/28/1950
Time: ~13:00
Location: CAIRO, IL
Description: 5 observer(s). Chrome-ovoids maneuver. 1 pauses-then tears off going quickly southwest. / Post Dispatch.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 265)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1737

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “98”, HatchDesc: “CAIRO,IL:5 OBS:CHROME-OVOIDS MNVR:1 PAUSES-THEN TEARS OFF >>SW:/POST DISPATCH”, LatLong: “37.000002 -89.183338”, LatLongDMS: “37:00:00 N 89:11:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8382 (D6F96E87)

Date: 6/29/1950
Location: USA, Phoenix (Arizona)
Description: (Translated from French) At 3:45 PM witnesses, including FBI agents, saw a very high object in the sky. It was also picked up by radar. An airplane passing through the area at 290 miles/hour was able to make a circle under the object which was at about 35000 feet. The object had the shape of a balloon and was moving very slowly (50 miles/hour) towards the west in the absence of any wind.
Reference: Doc. FBI, Bruce Maccabee, translated by Jean Sider
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1469

Event 8383 (B899EDDE)

Date: 6/29/1950
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Description: POSTMAN SPOTS ONE WITH SATERN RING. Hubert Hutt, a post office worker at Fort Collins, saw an object in the sky at 9:40 a.m. which appeared simultaneously with an airliner at about 3,000 feet elevation. It was at about 4,500 feet, traveling northwest, and resembled a silver snowball, circled by some kind of a ring. It was extremely maneuverable.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_80

Event 8384 (620B04D8)

Date: 6/29/1950
Time: ~14:00
Location: DOWAGIAC, MI
Description: Farmer. Military C54 / 150m altitude! 8m saucer / under plane and zips off / fantastic speed/velocity.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 265)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1738

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “228”, HatchDesc: “DOWAGIAC,MI:FARMER:MIL C54/150m alt!:8m SCR/UNDER PLANE+ZIPS OFF/FANTASTIC SPD”, LatLong: “41.983335 -86.100004”, LatLongDMS: “41:59:00 N 86:06:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8385 (7493DA0A)

Date: 6/30/1950
Time: 00:10
Location: KINGMAN, KS
Description: 4+/ car. 250’ domed saucer hovers and turns over road. Away as car nears. / r78p159.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 149)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1739

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “489”, HatchDesc: “KINGMAN,KS:4+/CAR:250’DOMED SCR HVRS+TURNS ovr ROAD:AWAY as CAR NEARS:/r78p159”, LatLong: “37.644446 -98.111116”, LatLongDMS: “37:38:40 N 98:06:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8386 (9FE07FB2)

Date: 6/30/1950
Time: 23:20
Location: SOUTHEAST / DARTMOUTH, NS
Description: RADAR blip hovers. Shoots inland. Hovers / oil refinery. Aims beams.
Type: sighting
Reference: LEDGER, Don: MARITIME UFO FILES: 1998 Nimbus Publ. Ltd. Halifax, NS. ISBN 1-55109-269-7 162pp. trade paper. (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1740

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “70”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “SE/DARTMOUTH,NS:RDR BLIP HVRS:SHOOTS INLAND:HVRS/OIL REFINERY:AIMS BEAMS”, LatLong: “44.450002 -63.516670”, LatLongDMS: “44:27:00 N 63:31:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nova Scotia”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8387 (2070A703)

Date: 6/30/1950
Location: Dartmouth, NS, CAN
Description: Royal Canadian NAS, G,V Navy Men Report Radar Contact (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500630
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_719

Event 8388 (219239FE)

Date: 6/30/1950
Location: Kingman (near), KS
Description: Rotating disc hovered, sped away when car approached [XII] (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_720

Event 8389 (8F9AD7A1)

Date: 6/30/1950
Locations: Kingman, Kansas; Cunningham, Kansas; Meade, Kansas; US Hwy 54
Description: Midnight. Rev. Ross Vermillion, a former bomber pilot, and his wife are driving 9 miles west of Kingman, Kansas, when they see a bright red light hovering over US Hwy 54 near Cunningham, Kansas. They estimate it to be about 250 feet in diameter with a small canopy on top. The family of druggist Dwayne Mulnix of Meade, Kansas, also sees the object and they stop and watch it for about 20 minutes along the highway. They begin to drive closer, but it speeds away. As seen in the bright moonlight, the object looks made of bright metal and has an elliptical body “as big as the cross-section of a B-29” with a rotor turning counterclockwise around its body.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “WWII Pilot Tells of Seeing Flying Saucer”; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, a History: Volume 6, April–July 1950, The Author, 1990, pp. 66–69
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1548

Event 8390 (7A9CF3F7)

Date: 6/30/1950
Locations: Royal Canadian Naval Air Station Shearwater, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; North Dartmouth
Description: 11:15 p.m. Two navy men (Petty Officer Carter and Able Seaman Connelly) at Royal Canadian Naval Air Station Shearwater, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, are pulling duty on radar watch from dusk until dawn. They report four separate radar contacts bearing 160° at 5 miles over 90 minutes. Visual confirmation of two glowing objects is made by a chief petty officer in North Dartmouth.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Navy Men Report Radar Contact
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1549

Event 8391 (5EEDB75B)

Date: 7/1950
Description: Flying Magazine: “THE FLYING SAUCERS-FACT OR FICTION?”
Type: publication
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_411

Event 8392 (F825A1CB)

Date: 7/1950
Location: AVOCA, AUSTR
Description: Farmer. Huge saucer rises / horizon. Crosses sky going quickly north. 6 more follow. Very high and very fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 278)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1741

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “AVOCA,AUSTR:FARMER:HUGE SCR RISES/HRZN:CROSSES SKY >>N:6 MORE FOLO:VHI+VFAST”, LatLong: “-37.083335 141.516673”, LatLongDMS: “37:05:00 S 141:31:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Victoria”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8393 (D3EC3C71)

Date: 7/1950
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Description: CAA flight engineer observed a “wingless, fuselage-shaped” UFO. [V] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_721

Event 8394 (3134CA14)

Date: 7/1950
Description: USAF Director of Intelligence Maj. Gen. Charles P. Cabell orders secret UFO field investigations to be conducted by his staff Technical Capabilities Branch in the Evaluation Division under Maj. Milton D. Willis. These begin this month and last until October 1951 when Cabell is replaced by Gen. John A. Samford.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 936
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1550

Event 8395 (8D014522)

Date: 7/1950
Description: Editor Curtis Fuller’s article, “The Flying Saucers: Fact or Fiction?” appears in Flying magazine.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Curtis Fuller, “The Flying Saucers: Fact or Fiction?” Flying 47 (July 1950): 16–17, 59–61
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1551

Event 8396 (2CE5AD01)

Date: 7/1950
Locations: continental US; Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range in Nevada; Frenchman Flat
Description: Armed Forces Special Weapons Project concludes a top secret study, named Project Nutmeg, to search for an atomic weapons site in the continental US. AFSWP concludes that a site on the Air Force’s Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range in Nevada is the right place. President Truman approves the location, known as Frenchman Flat.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Sandia Base”; “Project Nutmeg: The Birth of the Nevada Test Site,” National Nuclear Security Administration, June 2004
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1552

Event 8397 (738C728F)

Date: 7/1950
Location: Holloman AFB, New Mexico
Description: Mid-day. Electronics engineer Cliff Booth is having lunch in his office at a private contractor’s building at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, when he gets a call that a UFO has been reported by one of the range stations. Booth and an Askania cinetheodolite operator are asked to drive to another range station with a manually operated Askania and look for the object. Through the finders on the theodolite the object presents a side view to the observers and appears to be cigar-shaped and metallic, with a straw-colored iridescent radiance or luster. It also has fins one-third of the way back from the front of the fuselage and a row of at least three oblong ports extending to the rear of the object and located above the center line of the fuselage. The ports are a dark smoky gray but not luminescent. The object hovers in an almost horizontal position, elevation 20°–25°, azimuth northeast. Shortly after the men focus the instrument on the object to take a film, it begins maneuvering. Turning toward the camera, the object moves in, and the men can see the front—a round shape with the fins extending out from the sides. It then drops abruptly, as though beginning to fall, but stops. It moves toward the camera, turns sideways, then drops as before, but this time it exposes the side view again. The operator leaves to report the coordinates to headquarters, and when he returns the object is gone. The men turn over their exposed film to the Data Reduction Division for development and analysis. A week or so later they are called in and questioned by a young first lieutenant unknown to them who asks them over and over again if they have taken pictures and to describe the object they had seen. Then they are asked if they can identify the film of the object they photographed. One of the men becomes angry about the questioning, telling the officer he had seen what he reported, had photographed the object, and is convinced it is some sort of a vehicle from outer space. He is shown a film of 14 frames on a Recordak projector. The black-and-white presentation shows a blurred ellipsoid with a dark center, but no details. (Puzzled about the film, he later talks to a mathematician-analyst employed by Land-Air, Inc.; she conjectured the object had been oscillating in the air, preventing a stable image.) The men are then told by their superiors to forget the whole thing.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, FS Hoax, pp. 27–29; Project 1947, “APRO Files: Coral E. Lorenzen, Holloman Air Force Base UFO Sighting, July, 1950
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1553

Event 8398 (80853085)

Date: 7/1950
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Description: 1:45 p.m. A Civil Aviation Authority flight engineer observes a “wingless, fuselage-shaped” object maneuvering over Cincinnati, Ohio. The object climbs at a steep angle to 16,000–18,000 feet, hesitates, dives, and speeds away to the west.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 45
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1554

Event 8399 (866054A2)

Date: 7/1950
Description: Cliff Booth, a Holloman AFB contractor, investigates reports of a range station sighting a UAP. Booth and a camera operator film a cigar shaped metallic object. The men turn the film over to the Data Reduction Division at Holloman AFB, and an analyst at Land-Air Inc. states the object was oscillating preventing a stable image. They are told by their superiors at Holloman to forget the incident.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_23

Event 8400 (9F9A8D0F)

Date: 7/1/1950
Location: USA, Chicago
Description: (Translated from French) The witness, being in an observation tower north of Chicago, saw at around 01:00 an object in the shape of a cigar. 2/3 of the front part were lit up with a glow resembling the color of the flame of a kerosene lamp. The last third of the object was dark. The UFO left a light blue trail in the sky, of the same length as the object itself. No noise.
Reference: Doc. FBI, Bruce Maccabee, translated by Jean Sider
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1474

Event 8401 (49766CCD)

Date: 7/2/1950
Location: CANADA, Steep Rock Lake
Description: (Translated from French) A couple had gone, as they often did, to a secluded cove of Sawbill Bay, a narrow and deep arm of the lake, surrounded by rocks just above the water. In the afternoon they had pulled their boat onto the beach, eaten and drunk tea and were resting in the open air when it began to vibrate. The strange sensation persisting, the man had climbed a rock, which was cut at its top by a narrow slit through which one could see without being seen. “I saw a large, shining object floating on the water in the curve of the opposite shore, less than 40 m from the entrance of the farthest pass. I quickly descended and, trying to keep my calm, I told my wife what I had seen. We climbed the rock together. The thing was still there: it looked like two large saucers joined by the edges. On the circumference there were portholes bordered in black and spaced one meter apart. As the base was in the water one could not see the underside. At the top there were like hatches open and at the surface a dozen strange little beings were slowly turning in a circle. An object in the shape of a hoop was rotating around a central point 2.50 m in the air. As it was just opposite us it stopped and the little beings imitated it. Everything seemed to converge on the slit through which we were looking. Instinctively we stepped back. Glancing over my right shoulder I caught a movement in the bushes. A deer was coming down to drink. The circle or hoop and the little beings faced the deer. The hoop having started to turn again did not stop on the deer. My wife and I stepped back, we had the impression that the rock was protecting us from the hoop. This one was maneuvered by a being who was standing on a small platform. He had a skull or a bright red helmet. All the others wore dark blue helmets. All were the same size, about 1 m. All were dressed the same way and had something shiny on their chest that seemed metallic and something darker on their arms. They moved like automatons and did not turn around like us, but had to move their feet to change direction. I watched one of these beings grab the end of a flexible tube of a very bright green and lift it while he was in a certain position and make his feet turn half a turn to be able to go in the opposite direction. At the same time my wife and I heard a regular humming. They seemed to be drawing water with a tube and discharging something with another. We had to step back again because of the hoop and when we looked again, everything had disappeared from the surface of the object and it began to rise above the water. It was about 2.50 m high. The water where it had landed was reddish blue with golden reflections. The thing seemed to have a thickness of 4.50 m in the center and 3.50 m on the circumference. There was a gust of wind at the moment it flew at about 45° and quickly disappeared in the distance. Comparing it to two trees on the opposite shore I estimated its diameter to be about 14.50 m.”
Reference: Frank Edwards: “Les S.V. affaire sérieuse” - trad. Laffont 1967 - p. 144 to 146
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1475

Event 8402 (940D664D)

Date: 7/2/1950
Description: (Translated from French) On Lake Ontario, at Sawbill Bay, as a couple picnics on the beach, the air begins to vibrate. They hide and see a disc resting on the lake, with portholes in a ring, with a “mast” ending in a hoop like a goniometer. Beings turn at regular intervals on the edge. They stop to look in the direction of the witnesses, but actually look at a deer above them. The beings enter and the disc lifts off vertically, leaving behind it a reddish water with golden reflections. (Lob and Gigi). (July 2)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_846

Event 8403 (16D26F44)

Date: 7/2/1950
Location: Steep Rock Lake, Canada
Description: In a story strangely similar to that of Mr. Kiehl (Aug., 1914) (Case 40) a man and his wife saw a double saucer with portholes and a rotating antenna come to rest on the surface of the lake. Ten figures, 1.20 m tall, dressed in shiny clothing, emerged and walked on deck like robots “changing direction without turning their bodies.” Their faces could not be seen. One of them wore a red cap, had darker arms and legs and “seemed to be their chief.” They immersed a hose in the lake, then took off. Fishermen later reported a green moss forming on the lake.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Wilkins U (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_80

Event 8404 (FC4E3634)

Date: 7/2/1950
Locations: Sawbill Bay on Marmion Lake, western Ontario; Scarborough, Ontario
Description: Dusk. While picnicking on the shore of Sawbill Bay on Marmion Lake, western Ontario, an anonymous employee of the Steep Rock Iron Mine claims to have seen a UFO resting on the water’s surface. A hatch opens and 10 figures, 3–4 feet tall, emerge, wearing shiny, metallic clothing. They seem to be drawing in lake water with a hose. The object soon rises and hovers, then swiftly takes off. The story appears in the mine’s house newsletter, then gets picked up by some Canadian newspapers and Fate magazine in its February/March 1952 issue. However, Robert Badgley, a Scarborough, Ontario, member of APRO, finds in 1974 that Steep Rock employee Gordon Edwards had written the fictitious tale to entertain readers of the newsletter and to satirize saucer stories.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Steep Rock Flying Saucer,” Fate 5, no. 2 (February–March 1952): 68–72; “1950 Steep Rock Lake, Ontario Case Possible Hoax,” APRO Bulletin 26, no. 5 (November 1977): 5; John Robert Columbo, UFOs over Canada, Hounslow, 1991, pp. 32–41; Patrick Gross, URECAT, January 31, 2007; Hammerson Peters, “The Little Green Men of Steep Rock Lake,” Mysteries of Canada, September 7, 2018
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1555

Event 8405 (DB3F12E4)

Date: 7/2/1950
Description: Steep Rock Lake, Ontario, Canada. A man and his wife saw a double saucer with portholes and a rotating antenna come to rest on the surface of the lake. Ten figures, four feet tall, dressed in shiny clothing, emerged and walked on deck like robots “changing direction without turning their bodies.” Their faces could not be seen. One of them wore a red cap, had darker arms and legs and seemed to be their leader. They immersed a hose in the lake, apparently extracted water, and then took off. Fishermen later reported a green moss formed on the lake.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 195
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3784

Event 8406 (339E9DE1)

Date: 7/4/1950
Location: White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
Description: Daniel Fry makes UFO contact and is taken to NYC and back in 30 minutes
Type: ce4 event
Reference: Keziah Poster
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_111

Event 8407 (862B7AB0)

Date: 7/4/1950
Location: USA, White Sands (New Mexico)
Description: (Translated from French) Daniel W. Fry, supervisor of the rocket launching facility at White Sands, had gone for a nighttime stroll. Suddenly he saw an oval object slowly descending and landing 20 meters away from him: no sound except for the cracking of branches. He walked around the object and estimated its diameter to be 9 meters and its height to be 8 meters. He found no openings. He touched the shiny metal surface with violet reflections and found it to be extraordinarily smooth and quite warm. He lightly tapped it with his hand and immediately felt a tingling in his fingers. That’s when a voice came out of nowhere, telling him not to touch it. Fry was so scared that he backed away, stumbled and fell. The voice spoke in correct English and then spoke in a way that was meant to “advance mankind” and Fry was invited aboard. A panel opened on the lower part and Fry entered the cabin which was 2.7 meters long and 2.1 meters wide and contained 4 chairs adapted for humans. There was no one aboard. But Fry was able to make a trip to New York in 30 minutes, and back. He had barely left the spacecraft when the panel closed, the craft was surrounded by a red halo and it rose vertically, while Fry felt as if he was being pulled off the ground and almost lost his balance. (Johannes von BUTLAR: “UFO, We Are Not Alone” - Presses de la Cité 1979 - pp. 39-41) On July 4, Daniel Fry wanted to go to Las Cruces to see the fireworks of the Independence Day celebration and missed the last bus. He decided to take advantage of the beautiful night to go to the desert. Suddenly he saw a shooting star, which went up and then down. It was a 20 meter diameter saucer that landed. A voice echoed, coming from a mothership still in the sky. The craft on the ground had no crew. In 30 minutes, Fry, who had entered the craft on the ground, made a round trip to New York, at 13500 km/h. (continued on July 28) (Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998) In 1954, the contactee Daniel Fry published a book in which he detailed several highly questionable experiences. However, he claims to have had a telepathic dialogue with an extraterrestrial whose name is sometimes written as A-lan and sometimes as Alan, who took him in his flying saucer on July 4, 1954. (July 4, 1950)
Reference: Jean SIDER: “UFO, the Unmasked Invaders”, ed. RAMUEL 1999, p 78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1476

Event 8408 (6B2B57CB)

Date: 7/4/1950
Locations: White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico; New York
Description: Evening. Aerojet engineer Daniel Fry is alone during the holiday at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, when a flying saucer appears and hovers just above the ground. Fry approaches and strokes its surface when a voice booms, “Better not touch the hull, pal, it’s still hot.” After some conversation with the disembodied extraterrestrial named Alan, he is invited on board the craft, which flies him to New York and back in 30 minutes. Fry has further encounters and becomes a celebrity on the contactee circuit. He finally meets Alan in person in 1961.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Daniel Fry, The White Sands Incident, New Age, 1954; Clark III 518–520
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1556

Event 8409 (818156E0)

Date: 7/5/1950
Time: 15:40
Location: HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UT
Description: 3 Sergeants. 50’ silver saucer / 25K’ altitude going quickly southeast / 600mph / 3 minute(s). RADAR warms up too late.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 271)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1742

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “1459”, HatchDesc: “HILL AFB,UT:3 SGTs:50’SLVR SCR/25K’alt >>SE/600mph/3min:RDR WARMS UP TOO LATE”, LatLong: “41.083335 -111.966672”, LatLongDMS: “41:05:00 N 111:58:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Utah”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8410 (D4413512)

Date: 7/6/1950
Location: TOPEKA, KS
Description: 3 doctors / clinic. Saucer speeds over city. 5 more see platter / 7 July. Extremely bright.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 274)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1743

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “300”, HatchDesc: “TOPEKA,KS:3 MDs/CLINIC:SCR SPEEDS OVR CITY:5 MORE SEE PLATTER/7JLY:XBRITE”, LatLong: “39.050002 -95.683338”, LatLongDMS: “39:03:00 N 95:41:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8411 (E4E85A00)

Date: 7/6/1950
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Description: 2 good observer(s). 50’ saucer / 1000’ altitude. Goes / 50mph then zooms over hills (AP.)
Type: sighting
Reference: STEIGER, Brad (ed.): PROJECT BLUEBOOK; Ballentine Books 1976. 423pp. (Index 361)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1744

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “98”, HatchDesc: “LOS ANGELES,CA:2 GOOD OBS:50’SCR/1000’alt:GOES/50mph THEN ZOOMS ovr HILLS (AP)”, LatLong: “34.033335 -118.250006”, LatLongDMS: “34:02:00 N 118:15:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “300”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8412 (7862B13A)

Date: 7/6/1950
Description: A memo by Lt. Col. F. D. McGarrachy, USAF chief of General Investigations Division, expresses strong interest to acquire motion pictures of UFOs taken by civilians, perhaps in cooperation with the FBI, but not in a way to arouse public suspicion of USAF interest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hynek UFO Report, pp. 54–56
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1557

Event 8413 (FA07FA0B)

Date: 7/6/1950
Description: USAF Lt. Col. F. D. McGarrachy states he wants to collect UAP motion pictures taken by U.S. citizens with cooperation from the FBI. He does not want the American population to know of USAF interest in the subject.

Note: This is at a time when USAF public messaging is debunking UAP cases.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_24

Event 8414 (513A37D2)

Date: 7/7/1950
Location: Weisbaden, Germany
Description: GCA Scope Notices Targets Near Aircraft (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 500707
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_722

Event 8415 (44067CDC)

Date: 7/7/1950
Description: Gen. Cabell, through his aide Col. Barber, sends a notice to AMC Intelligence Chief Col. Harold E. Watson, that despite the official closing of Project Grudge, the Air Force still desires to receive UFO reports and take them seriously. Project Grudge begins to be reactivated as Project 10073.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Sparks, p. 12; Swords 101–102, 498–499
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1558

Event 8416 (EA89ED99)

Date: 7/8/1950
Location: PERIL STRAIT, AK
Description: 3 USCG. 2 white saucers connected / strut. Banks. 350mph going quickly [to] WNW. 1500’ altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 274)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1745

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “0”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PERIL STRAIT,AK:3 USCG:2 WHT SCRS CONNECTED/STRUT:BANKS:350mph>>WNW:1500’alt”, LatLong: “57.500003 -135.216673”, LatLongDMS: “57:30:00 N 135:13:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 8417 (122A4F67)

Date: 7/9/1950
Time: 14:30
Location: SCHENECTADY, NY
Description: 2 cops and 1. Giant white cylinder/cylindrical object hangs / sky. National Guard jets circle. Silence.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 274)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1746

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “74”, HatchDesc: “SCHENECTADY,NY:2 COPS+1:GIANT WHT CYL HANGS/SKY:NTL GUARD JETS CIRCLE:SILENCE”, LatLong: “42.833335 -73.933337”, LatLongDMS: “42:50:00 N 73:56:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8418 (74C08F68)

Date: 7/11/1950
Location: Osceola, AR
Description: Radar/visual of domed disc passing in front of Navy personnel.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_59

Event 8419 (5BB25065)

Date: 7/11/1950
Time: 05:00
Location: RIVERSIDE, FL
Description: Fireball brightens and roars every 2 second(s). Another / 0515h. 3rd / 0530h. Going northwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 276)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1747

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “35”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “RIVERSIDE,FL:FBL BRIGHTENS+ROARS EVERY 2sec:ANOTHER/0515h:3rd/0530h:>NW”, LatLong: “30.300001 -81.700004”, LatLongDMS: “30:18:00 N 81:42:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 8420 (D9C9956E)

Date: 7/11/1950
Time: 12:00?
Location: OSCEOLA, AR
Description: 2 Navy planes. 25’ saucer So close / WW1 helmet shape shows / RADAR! / r242p31.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 275)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1748

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “73”, HatchDesc: “OSCEOLA,AR:2 NAVY PLANES:25’SCR SO CLOSE/WW1 HELMET SHAPE SHOWS/RDR!:/r242p31”, LatLong: “35.705557 -89.972227”, LatLongDMS: “35:42:20 N 89:58:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8421 (242F7C20)

Date: 7/11/1950
Location: Osceola (near), AR
Description: USN pilots of 2 planes saw a domed disc A,V (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500711
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_723

Event 8422 (F2759436)

Date: 7/11/1950
Location: Osceola (near), AR
Description: Martin/Moore Case (M) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 500711
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_724

Event 8423 (C25C9954)

Date: 7/11/1950
Locations: NAS Millington; Naval Support Activity Mid-South; Tennessee; Mississippi River; Osceola, Arkansas
Description: Two Navy aircraft crews from NAS Millington [now Naval Support Activity Mid-South] in Tennessee, across the Mississippi River from Osceola, Arkansas, see a domed disc pass in front of them. Airborne radar confirms it. The object first appears as a round ball; after it crosses their flight path, it appears like an upside-down shallow bowl.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Millington Men Report Seeing ‘Flying Saucer’ and Tracing It,” Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal, July 12, 1950, p. 1; NICAP, “Air, Radar/Visual over Arkansas”; Sparks, p. 93
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1559

Event 8424 (2B35E18D)

Date: 7/12/1950
Location: ST. LOUIS, MO
Description: Cop and 2. 2 13’ silent metal saucers flutter going quickly northwest / Lambert Field. Pace plane / 13 July.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 277)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1749

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “138”, HatchDesc: “ST LOUIS,MO:COP+2:2 13’SLNT MTL SCRS FLUTTER >>NW/LAMBERT Fld:PACE PLANE/13JLY”, LatLong: “38.616669 -90.183338”, LatLongDMS: “38:37:00 N 90:11:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8425 (C469EEEA)

Date: 7/13/1950
Location: USA, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Description: (Translated from French) 5 p.m. Witnesses: two experienced ballistic arsenal employees, including Mr. Washburn. An object, in the shape of a pointed arrow, with the appearance of polished aluminum, flew horizontally. Then this triangle rotated 1/4 turn on its axis inversion and returned to its initial position. The object then made an abrupt right angle turn, accelerated and disappeared in the distance. Observation lasted 30 seconds.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1477

Event 8426 (89034357)

Date: 7/13/1950
Description: (Translated from French) At the Redstone Arsenal (Alabama or Georgia?), two experienced Arsenal employees, including Mr. Washburn, observed an object resembling a “bowtie”, seemingly made of polished aluminum, fly straight, then a triangle make a quarter turn in the opposite direction and return to its original position. The object then made a right angle turn and accelerated away after at least 30 seconds. (July 13th, 5 PM)
Reference: unexplained Blue Book case n° 758
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_847

Event 8427 (810D7000)

Date: 7/13/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In Houston, Texas, a television station whose call sign (identification mark) was made up of the 4 letters KLEE changed its name to KPRC TV. Surprisingly, the old KLEE call sign continued to appear on various screens until 1954, not only around Houston, but also in other states as far away as New York and even in England, where the transmission system is different. These impossible delayed receptions are part of a whole range of delayed TV and radio echoes, never fully explained.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_848

Event 8428 (1CADD26B)

Date: 7/13/1950
Time: 11:50
Location: OVER FT PECK, MT
Description: USAF photograph-reconnaissance plane. 4 separate groups / 20’ metallic saucers. Seen / 13 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 277)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1750

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “13”, Elev: “685”, HatchDesc: “ovr Ft PECK,MT:USAF FOTO-RECON PLANE:4 SEP GROUPS/20’MTLC SCRS:SEEN/13min:”, LatLong: “48.011113 -106.444450”, LatLongDMS: “48:00:40 N 106:26:40 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Montana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8429 (DA10A35C)

Date: 7/13/1950
Time: 13:50
Location: CINCINNATI, OH
Description: CAA flight engineer and many. Silent metallic cylinder/cigar-shape maneuvers. Going up [to] 17K’. Stops / 10 second(s). Going down [to] again.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 45)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1751

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “210”, HatchDesc: “CINCINNATI,OH:CAA FLT ENG+MANY:SLNT MTLC CGR MNVRS:↑17K’:STOPS/10sec:↓ AGAIN”, LatLong: “39.116669 -84.500004”, LatLongDMS: “39:07:00 N 84:30:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8430 (14384458)

Date: 7/13/1950
Time: 17:00
Location: REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL
Description: Project Bluebook Case #758. 2 civil observer(s). Bowtie object = 2 delta/triangle/box-like crafts. 1 rotates. 90 turn and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 4)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1752

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “195”, HatchDesc: “REDSTONE ARSENAL,AL:BBK#758:2 CIV OBS:BOWTIE OBJ=2 DLTS:1 ROTATES:90 TURN+AWAY”, LatLong: “34.750002 -86.583337”, LatLongDMS: “34:45:00 N 86:35:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alabama”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8431 (8C6DB8B0)

Date: 7/13/1950
Location: Fort Peck, MT
Description: Weather Recon flight crew saw 4 groups of round metallic silver objects (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_725

Event 8432 (0FA5A63F)

Date: 7/13/1950
Location: Huntsville, GA
Description: Polished aluminum object, shaped like a bowtie (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 758)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_726

Event 8433 (8AE6B555)

Date: 7/13/1950
Time: 5 PM
Location: Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Description: Witnesses: two skilled Arsenal employees including Mr. Washburn. one object, shaped like a bowtie, and like polished aluminum. Flew straight and level, then one triangle rotated 1/4 turn in the opposite direction and returned to its original position. The object then made a right-angle turn and accelerated away after at least 30 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_42

Event 8434 (45B9F59E)

Date: 7/13/1950
Description: USAF weather reconnaissance sighted four groups of round, metallic silvery objects flying over Fort Peck, Montana at 11:51 a.m.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book, July 1950 report
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4026

Event 8435 (D830C838)

Date: 7/13/1950
Description: At 1:45 p.m. a CAA flight engineer, flying over Cincinnati, Ohio sighted a metallic cigar-shaped UFO maneuvering silently in the sky. It ascended to 17,000 feet and stopped in midair, hovering in place for ten seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1766
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4027

Event 8436 (74D9B399)

Date: 7/13/1950
Description: Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. At 5:00 p.m. two skilled Arsenal employees, witnessed a bowtie-shaped object flying in the sky, appearing like it was made of polished aluminum. It flew straight and level, then one triangle rotated one-quarter of a turn in the opposite direction and returned to its original position. The object then made a ninety-degree turn and accelerated away after at least 30 seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 758; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4028

Event 8437 (3E53A631)

Date: 7/14/1950
Time: 20:50
Location: OCALA, FLA
Description: MD. Glowing-orbs play over home. Shrill sounds (made by UFO’s) going quickly southwest / checkmark formation. / r106p125.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 569)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1753

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “22”, HatchDesc: “OCALA,FLA:MD:GLOW-ORBS PLAY ovr HOME:SHRILL SND >>SW/CHECKMARK FORMn:/r106p125”, LatLong: “29.183335 -82.150004”, LatLongDMS: “29:11:00 N 82:09:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8438 (E949D74A)

Date: 7/16/1950
Location: POMEROY, OH AND AREA
Description: Hundreds / observer(s). White orbs and disks play / small groups. Very fast (AP.)
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 278)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1754

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “POMEROY,OH+AREA:100s/OBS:WHT ORBS+DISKS PLAY/SMALL GROUPS:VFAST (AP)”, LatLong: “39.027780 -82.033337”, LatLongDMS: “39:01:40 N 82:02:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8439 (02CB8393)

Date: 7/17/1950
Time: 14:30
Location: CERES HILL, WA
Description: 25’ saucer follows road going [to] 100M from observer(s) / low altitude. Swish sound. Suddenly going quickly southeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 570)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1755

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “226”, HatchDesc: “CERES HILL,WA:25’SCR FOLOS ROAD > 100M fm OBS/lo alt:SWISH SOUND:SUDDENLY >>SE”, LatLong: “46.622224 -123.155561”, LatLongDMS: “46:37:20 N 123:09:20 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “100”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8440 (DE8CB5B5)

Date: 7/18/1950
Description: Bruce Bliven summarizes flying saucer news in a Look magazine article.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Bruce Bliven, “Flying Saucers: Myth or Menace?” Look, July 18, 1950, pp. 12–18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1560

Event 8441 (F51938E2)

Date: 7/19/1950
Time: 23:30
Location: HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NM
Description: 3 Air Force men. 2 softball-size objects hover. Change colors. Rise and vanish.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 278)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1756

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1248”, HatchDesc: “HOLLOMAN AFB,NM:3 AF MEN:2 SOFTBALL-SIZE OBJS HVR:CHANGE COLORS:RISE+VANISH”, LatLong: “32.866668 -106.066672”, LatLongDMS: “32:52:00 N 106:04:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8442 (811F9374)

Date: 7/19/1950
Description: A memo by Col. Bruno W. Feiling, chief of the USAF Technical Analysis Division, on “Investigation of Flying Saucer Reports” says that UFO investigation takes up too much time.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hynek UFO Report, p. 57
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1561

Event 8443 (E8C5E133)

Date: 7/19/1950
Description: At Holloman AFB, New Mexico at 11:30 p.m. two softball-sized spheres hovered, changed colors, then rose vertically into the sky and vanished.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History: 1950: April-July, p. 78
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4189

Event 8444 (52D9F314)

Date: 7/20/1950
Location: Porto Novo, Brazil
Description: Mr. Campello and several others in a car saw two large, silvery objects by the side of the road, one on a hillock, the other on flat ground, about 50 m away from each other. They came within 600 m of the objects, which went away at “an incredible speed,” causing a rush of air that rocked the car.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: SBEDV 30 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_81

Event 8445 (5F1CAD84)

Date: 7/20/1950
Description: In Porto Novo, Brazil Mr. Campello and several others driving together in a car saw two large, silvery objects by the side of the road, one on a hill, the other on flat ground. They were about 50 meters away from each other. They drove to within 600 meters of the objects, which flew away at “an incredible speed,” causing a rush of air that rocked the car.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 196 (case 81)
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4222

Event 8446 (C423B3C4)

Date: 7/23/1950
Location: FRANCE, Guyancourt (20 km from Paris)
Description: (Translated from French) Lucky Blondeau, owner of the squadron bar, on the edge of the airfield, recounts: "Around 11 o’clock at night I was going for a walk before going to bed. I admired the starry sky on the airfield, where I was isolated more than a kilometer from the first house. Suddenly I heard a sound of wind. Turning around I saw

at a hundred meters from me in the darkness, two gray shapes: perfectly round objects of 5 m in diameter and about 1.60 to 1.70 m in height. All around the edge was glazed, sort of rectangular portholes. On the lower face of each of the objects an ovoid door very thick (40 cm) opened and I saw a man descend from each machine. These pilots measured about 1.70 m and their hair was dark. They wore a gray-brown or dark blue suit. These men rushed to one of the machines where they placed or moved a kind of blade resting on something like rubber. They did this work with their bare hands, without tools. Despite my emotion I approached. Seeing me they seemed surprised but calm. “Are you broken down?” I asked. And one answered “Yes, but not for long”. A minute later the repair finished, each of them advanced towards the door of his machine and opened it. From the inside a formidable lighting burst out. Hesitating I risked a look through the open hatch. It was the most perfect lighting, throwing no shadows. In the middle there was a kind of armchair and in front of it a radio station with 7 or 8 buttons. Above there was a huge oval wheel with a handle at each end. It was solid metal, covered with signs and buttons. Other devices were mounted on blocks around the armchair. I asked other questions but the answer was brief: “Energy”. They entered, locking the doors. I had the impression that the metal of the machines resembling aluminum, weighed nothing and that the discs were suspended 10 cm from the ground without touching it. From their horizontal position these machines immediately passed to the vertical and thus disappeared, like shooting stars. After takeoff I heard a small sound of wind, like a breath. In all, since I had seen them, barely two minutes had passed. [IN REALITY: it would be a hoax that at the time largely abused the press. Its author admitted to having set up this story from scratch, without giving the reasons.]
Reference: M. FIGUET / J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, First Complete File …” - ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, pp. 655, 656
Reference: Henry DURRANT: “First Investigations on ET Humanoids” - Laffont 1977 - pp. 86 to 88
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1478

Event 8447 (CC549C77)

Date: 7/24/1950
Location: White Sands Pad 33, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
Description: V-2 missile test at Cape Canaveral LC3, Reaches 16.1km attitude (Low-angle atmospheric flight over 320 km range)
Type: rocket launch
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_412
Rocket type: V-2
Rocket altitude: 16.1km
Rocket range: 320km

Event 8448 (860250FA)

Date: 7/24/1950
Location: USA, Florida
Description: (Translated from French) At 09:29 launch of V2 #B8, Bumper Program.
Reference: GESAG, Launches: Ley 1958, General Electric 09/1959
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1483

Event 8449 (2181D2E7)

Date: 7/24/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Inauguration of Cap Canaveral. (July 24)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_849

Event 8450 (A686CFDD)

Date: 7/25/1950
Time: 14:30
Location: NEAR LOS ANGELES, CA
Description: 2 observer(s). 100’ saucer hovers / 1K’ altitude. Dashes off. Leaves (something behind) blue = white vapor trail.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 279)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1757

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “100”, HatchDesc: “nr LOS ANGELES,CA:2 OBS:100’SCR HVRS/1K’alt:DASHES OFF:LVS BLU=WHT VAPOR TRAIL”, LatLong: “34.000002 -118.216672”, LatLongDMS: “34:00:00 N 118:13:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “300”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8451 (96138947)

Date: 7/26/1950
Time: 07:30
Location: CESSON, FR
Description: 2 observer(s). Several going east. Turns going northeast. White beam going down. Vanishes in place as if erased.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 204)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1758

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CESSON,FR:2 OBS:SVR > E:TURNS >NE:WHT BEAM ↓:VANISHES IN PLACE as if erased”, LatLong: “48.566669 2.600000”, LatLongDMS: “48:34:00 N 02:36:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Seine-et-Marne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8452 (8C4215DC)

Date: 7/27/1950
Time: 19:20
Location: WIESBADEN, GERM
Description: Blue Book. 2 soldiers. Classic saucer. Reflects sun / underside. Instant speed.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 279)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1759

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “4”, HatchDesc: “WIESBADEN,GERM:BBK:2 GIs:CLASSIC SCR:REFLECTS SUN/UNDERSIDE:INSTANT SPEED”, LatLong: “50.083336 8.250000”, LatLongDMS: “50:05:00 N 08:15:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HSS”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8453 (545724FB)

Date: 7/28/1950
Location: USA, unspecified location
Description: (Translated from French) (cf. July 4, 1950) Daniel Fry had a new contact with the extraterrestrial A-Lan. He explained to Fry that the saucer had two poles and that electrons were in free mixture between them. The control mechanism caused the electrons to be expelled through the two rings above and below the saucer. He was made to understand that it was a powerful electromagnetic field and Fry, being a scientist, was able to follow the conversation. A-Lan specified that his people had been living on board ships for generations. Tens of thousands of years before, their ancestors had built an empire on the Earth Lemuria, part of the continent Mu, now submerged in the Pacific Ocean, A-Lan said. They were of a very advanced culture and technology. This was also the case for the inhabitants of Atlantis, but the two races were rather rivals. There was an atomic catastrophe, which is related in the Mahabharata. The survivors fled to Mars (etc…) (…) As proof of his contact, Fry received a cruciform disc 8 cm in diameter which, according to analyses in scientific laboratories (note from vog: which ones, and where are the results?), contained a curious mixture of various elements. (July 28, 1950)
Reference: Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1479

Event 8454 (FB8A6C45)

Date: 7/29/1950
Location: White Sands Pad 33, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM
Description: V-2 missile test at Cape Canaveral LC3, Reaches 16.1km attitude (Low-angle atmospheric flight over 320 km range)
Type: rocket launch
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_413
Rocket type: V-2
Rocket altitude: 16.1km
Rocket range: 320km

Event 8455 (802563E0)

Date: 7/29/1950
Location: USA, Florida
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of V2 #B7 at 06:25. Bumper Program.
Reference: GESAG, Launches: Ley 1958, General Electric 09/1959
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1484

Event 8456 (78C2E342)

Date: 7/29/1950
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Description: CHIEF PILOT COLLIDES WITH ONE, UNHURT. Jim Graham, chief pilot for Capital Aviation Co. of Springfield reported his plane was struck by a mysterious object resembling a blue streak with a tail of red flames. It was soundless and did not damage his plane."
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Frank Scully Papers, American Heritage Center, Box 3 FF5
Source: Scully, ID: Scully_81

Event 8457 (6E686D69)

Date: 7/29/1950
Time: 22:00
Location: OVER WILLIAMSVILLE, IL
Description: Air and ground observers. 3M glowing-cylinder/cylindrical object explodes in DC3 prop! No damage!
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 280)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1760

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “ovr WILLIAMSVILLE,IL:AIR+GND OBSs:3M GLO-CYL EXPLODES IN DC3 PROP!:NO DAMAGE!”, LatLong: “39.955557 -89.550004”, LatLongDMS: “39:57:20 N 89:33:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 8458 (78477BB3)

Date: 7/30/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Round objects appear above the Hanford nuclear power plant at an altitude of 4600 m. An interception attempt by USAF fighters fails. (July 30)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_850

Event 8459 (FD99DCC4)

Date: 7/30/1950
Location: Hanford Nuc. Fac., WA
Description: Approx. date. Objects seen over facility.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_60

Event 8460 (0F0B6F1B)

Date: 7/30/1950
Location: HANFORD, WA
Description: 1st of many saucers seen over Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) plant. RADAR’s. Air Force jets can’t catch.
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Maj Donald: ALIENS FROM SPACE; Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1973 HB (Index 4)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1761

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, RDR: Radar traces/blips, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “12”, Elev: “105”, HatchDesc: “HANFORD,WA:1ST OF MANY SCRS SEEN OVR AEC PLANT:RDRs:AF JETS CANT CATCH:”, LatLong: “46.500002 -119.516672”, LatLongDMS: “46:30:00 N 119:31:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Washington”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8461 (FA0910FE)

Date: 7/30/1950
Description: USAF jets were scrambled to chase a disc-shaped UFO seen over the Hanford Atomic Energy Commission plant in Washington State. The object was tracked on radar.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, p. 4; Richard M. Dolan, UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 399
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4500

Event 8462 (DC72A359)

Date: 7/30/1950
Description: A ten-foot long long glowing cylinder appeared to explode when it flew into the propeller of DC-3 over Williamsville, Illinois. There was no damage to the aircraft.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 80
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4501

Event 8463 (E55D5726)

Date: 8/1950
Location: US
Description: Author Frank Scully’s book “Behind the Flying Saucers” published
Type: publication
Reference: Amazon
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_414

Event 8464 (252E217E)

Date: 8/1950
Location: Japan Sea
Description: (Translated from French) One morning in August, in the midst of the Korean War, a Russian reconnaissance plane - which, escorted by two fighters, had taken off from Vladivostok - was flying over the Japan Sea. A Japanese merchant vessel was sailing on the same sea and its crew often looked up to follow the maneuvers of the Soviet aircraft. The sailors were rightly worried; they were suddenly stunned. A round, very bright thing had just crossed the sky and stopped motionless at the height of the planes. Suddenly the reconnaissance plane turned around while the fighters began to whirl around the luminous ball and one of the two pilots took it under fire from his machine guns. The thing, which seemed insensitive and invulnerable, the fighter pilot seemed to want to approach it and at the moment when he was about to touch it, the sailors saw the Soviet one remain motionless for a few seconds, then waver, then tremble, then vibrate, then eject planes exactly like him, he who still did not move. There were three, four, five exactly identical ones arranged in a fan, connected to each other by the beak. Then there was the explosion. (…) (August 1950)
Reference: Peter KOLOSIMO: “Shadows on the Stars” - Albin Michel 1970, p. 338
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1490

Event 8465 (5DA1E611)

Date: 8/1950 (approximate)
Location: VILJANDI, ESTONIA
Description: Girl. 6M ovoid / field. Small figure(s) walk awkwardly. Telepathy! Silent takeoff.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 183)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1762

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, CVS: Conversation/communication, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Estonia, Latvia& Lithuania”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “VILJANDI,ESTONIA:GIRL:6M OVOID/FLD:SML FIGs WALK AWKWARDLY:TLP!:SLNT TAKEOFF.”, LatLong: “58.400003 25.566668”, LatLongDMS: “58:24:00 N 25:34:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 8466 (96ABB79D)

Date: 8/1950
Time: 13:00?
Location: COURS-LES-BARRES, FR
Description: 4 observer(s). Metallic hat-saucer hovers / river / 60 minute(s). Animals flee. Going quickly [to] extremely fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1763

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “COURS-les-BARRES,FR:4 OBS:MTLC HAT-SCR HVRS/Rvr/60min:ANIMALS FLEE:>> XFAST”, LatLong: “47.033336 3.033333”, LatLongDMS: “47:02:00 N 03:02:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Cher”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8467 (A5E6E260)

Date: 8/1950 (approximate)
Time: ~13:00
Location: MEDFORD, OR
Description: Air Traffic Controller and several / airport/apartment. Shiny silver disks hover and circle / high altitude. Line up and going quickly southeast. / CUFOS.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 601)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1764

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “117”, HatchDesc: “MEDFORD,OR:ATC+SVRL/Apt:SHINY SLVR DISKS HVR+CCL/HI ALT:LINE UP+>>SE:/CUFOS”, LatLong: “42.372224 -122.872228”, LatLongDMS: “42:22:20 N 122:52:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oregon”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8468 (3E5F14B7)

Date: 8/1950
Time: 14:00
Location: SOUTHEAST / BIG SUR, CA
Description: Silent cylinder/cigar-shape hovers 5km offshore. 200+M altitude. Going quickly south. Returns and circles. Going quickly south again.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 603)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1765

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “SE/BIG SUR,CA:SLNT CGR HVRS 5km OFFSHORE:200+M alt:>>S:RETURNS+CCLS:>>S AGAIN”, LatLong: “36.150002 -121.716672”, LatLongDMS: “36:09:00 N 121:43:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “200”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8469 (A644A890)

Date: 8/1950
Time: 15:30
Location: NIZHNE-KOLYMSK, RUSSIA
Description: Disk / extreme-altitude / 3 days. Planes chase. Zips up and away. / LDLN#204.
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 306)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1766

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “NIZHNE-KOLYMSK,RUSS:DISK/XTREME-ALT/3 DAYS:PLANES CHASE:ZIPS UP+AWAY:/LDLN#204”, LatLong: “68.533337 160.933341”, LatLongDMS: “68:32:00 N 160:56:00 E”, Locale: “Tundra”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “YKT”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8470 (369D9A33)

Date: 8/1950 (approximate)
Time: 18:00
Location: ARLINGTON, VA
Description: Astronomer and 1. 8’ glowing lens-disk hovers near residential power lines.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1767

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “7”, Elev: “76”, HatchDesc: “ARLINGTON,VA:ASTRONOMER+1:8’ GLOWING LENS-DISK HVRS nr RESIDENTIAL PWR LINES”, LatLong: “38.866669 -77.116670”, LatLongDMS: “38:52:00 N 77:07:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Virginia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8471 (A840E8A8)

Date: 8/1950
Location: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Description: Engineer Eric A. Walker becomes executive secretary of the Research and Development Board. He later refers to a real group called MJ-12 and admits attending meetings at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio concerning “recovered UFOs.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael Hall and Wendy Connors, “The Research and Development Board: Unanswered Questions,” IUR 26, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 11
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1562

Event 8472 (BB6C7E9A)

Date: 8/1950
Locations: New Mexico; Lincoln LaPaz
Description: A CIA memo sent to FBI headquarters, “Summary of Aerial Phenomena in New Mexico,” discusses the green fireballs and notes that OSI is concerned with the phenomena seen over sensitive installations. It reiterates that Lincoln LaPaz does not think they are meteors.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: ClearIntent, pp. 167–168
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1563

Event 8473 (C0AB5D52)

Date: 8/1950
Location: Big Sur coast at Anderson Creek, California
Description: Keyhoe’s article on the Adickes case of April 27, “Flight 117 and the Flying Saucer,” appears in True magazine. (Donald E. Keyhoe, “Flight 117 and the Flying Saucer,” True, August 1950, pp. 24–25, 75–79) August — 2:00 p.m. Hugh O’Neill views a cigar-shaped object hovering silently about 2–5 miles off the Big Sur coast at Anderson Creek, California, at an elevation of 500–1,000 feet. It moves swiftly away to the south, then returns less than 2 minutes later and slowly circles above the ocean twice for 90 seconds, disappearing again to the south.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, New Directions, 1957, p. 75; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs a History: 1950 August–December, Supplemental Notes, The Author, 2000, p. 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_1564

Event 8474 (465719B1)

Date: 8/1/1950
Location: Washington DC
Description: Gen. Walter B. Smith fills the vacant MJ-3 position.
Type: ufological event
Reference: Pea Research (B1-A)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_416

Event 8475 (4A8DD6C4)

Date: 8/1/1950
Description: (Translated from French) Permanent replacement at MJ-12 of Secretary Forrestal by General Walter B. Smith, Director of the CIA. (August 1st)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_851

Event 8476 (B235574D)

Date: 8/1/1950
Time: 20:00
Location: AUBURN, ME
Description: 2 pilots / ground. Large dark silent cylinder/cigar-shape. Several sudden turns. Beams going down. Vanishes!
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 604)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1768

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “91”, HatchDesc: “AUBURN,ME:2 PILOTS/GND:LRG DRK SLNT CGR:SVRL SUDDEN TURNS:BEAMS ↓:vanishes!”, LatLong: “44.100002 -70.233337”, LatLongDMS: “44:06:00 N 70:14:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Maine”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 8477 (8FA203E0)

Date: 8/2/1950
Location: SAN RAFAEL, CA
Description: Mysterious cloud / 15K’. Going [to] against wind. Radiates green / blue / red / orange…
Type: sighting
Reference: GROSS, Loren: UFO’s a HISTORY-1950 (4+books) 1989+2000 Self published. (Index 301)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1769

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “SAN RAFAEL,CA:MYSTERIOUS CLOUD/15K’:>AGAINST WIND:RADIATES GRN/BLU/RED/ORG…”, LatLong: “37.966668 -122.550006”, LatLongDMS: “37:58:00 N 122:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 8478 (833D231C)

Date: 8/2/1950
Description: On this day in San Rafael, Marin County, California a strange cloud was seen over the city at 15,000 feet altitude for about an hour, moving against the wind. It radiated many different colors: green, blue, red, and orange.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Gerald Heard, Is Another World Watching?, p. 150
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4588

Event 8479 (B299E945)

Date: 8/4/1950
Location: Hanford, WA
Description: CONFIDENTIAL MEMO: From Lt. Colonel Mildren (G-3) to Maj. U.G. Carlan (GSC Survey Section): Since July 30, 1950, UFO’s have been sighted over the Hanford AEC Plant. Air Force jets fails to intercept them. FBI, anti-aircraft battalion, radar units and fighter squadrons alerted for further observation. Atomic Energy Commission still investigating.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Pea Research (“Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p485)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_417

Event 8480 (3DAC8859)

Date: 8/4/1950
Location: USA, approx. 100 mi. SE of New York City (39’ 35’ N., 72’ 24.5’ W.).
Description: (Translated from French) 10 a.m. EDT. Witnesses: Quartermaster Nils Lewring, Chief Petty Officer Jacob Koelwyn, Third Mate of the M/V Marcala. An object 3 meters long at an altitude between 20 and 35 meters, flying in a wavy motion, accelerated at the end of the 15 second observation.
Reference: Project Blue Book - cfr Don Berliner
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_1485

Event 8481 (1A0EC761)

Date: 8/4/1950
Description: (Translated from French) In the North Atlantic, approximately 100 miles southeast of the city of New York (39’ 35’ North, 72’ 24.5’ West), Quartermaster Nils Lewring, Second Jacob Koelwyn, and Lieutenant of the M/V Marcala observed a cylindrical object 10 feet in altitude, flying and spinning, accelerating at the end of the 15 seconds of observation. (August 4th, 10am)
Reference: case Blue Book #773 unexplained
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_852

Event 8482 (957C38C3)

Date: 8/4/1950
Time: 10:00
Location: ATLANTIC SS MARCALA CREW
Description: Project Bluebook Case #773. 10’ cylinder/cylindrical object / 80’ altitude. Churning motion. Going quickly northeast / 500mph.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 115)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_1770

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/o