UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 3: 1960 up to and including 1969

UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 3: 1960 up to and including 1969, 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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Year Histogram

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Event Timeline


Year: 1960, 508 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 21630 (DA961AA2)

Date: 1960’s
End date: Mid 1980’s
Description: ex-Navy worker Riley Hansard Crabb (April 2, 1912 — January 20, 1994) takes over as director of the BSRF. One of the first major things he does is discredit “Gerald Light”
Type: research group
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_593

Event 21631 (913A020E)

Date: 1960’s
Description: “Area 51” designation appears on several atomic fallout maps
Type: secret location
Reference: “Dreamland” by Lazar
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_594

Event 21632 (738E826A)

Date: 1960’s (approximate)
Location: Wright-Patterson AFB
Description: Air Force Major: At Wright-Patterson AFB saw intact UFO, damaged UFO parts, and dead alien bodies preserved under glass. Stated “We have the proof UFOs are extraterrestrial.”
Type: crash retrieval
Reference: Leonard Stringfield’s 1978 MUFON Symposium
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_985

Event 21633 (A7C32FF2)

Date: 1960’s (approximate)
Location: FRANCE, Valensole
Description: (Translated from French) One evening, a farmer who owns a chicken coop on the edge of Valensole heard the chickens and roosters squawking. Thinking of the fox, he went to check. To his surprise, he saw in the midst of the panicked animals a strange little being who fled at his approach and entered a red sphere that took off from a meadow. (1960’s (exact date unknown))
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, First Complete Dossier…” - ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 647
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2150

Event 21634 (148633B4)

Date: 1960
Description: The first planar monolithic integrated circuit (IC) chip was demonstrated
Type: scientific advance
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_592

Event 21635 (E8F4E1A5)

Date: 1960
End date: 1961
Location: US
Description: Through its spokesman in the Pentagon, Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker, the Air Force began answering critics of its UFO program publicly. Late in 1960, Col. Tacker’s book “Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force” by Lawrence J. Tacker (Van Nostrand) was published, with a foreword by General Thomas D. White, Air Force Chief of Staff. Col. Tacker went on a public tour to publicize the book, appearing on radio and television, and giving lectures.
Type: book release
Reference: Archive.org: “Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force” by Lawrence J. Tacker
Reference: Amazon: “Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force” by Lawrence J. Tacker
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_888

Event 21636 (A480BAE3)

Date: 1960
Location: FRANCE, Colomb Béchar
Description: (Translated from French) The “Véronique” rocket of 1959 then gave rise to other missiles, one of which, with solid fuel, rose to 150 kilometers in 1960 and reached a speed of 8000 km/h.
Reference: “Astronautics” Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 12
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2149

Event 21637 (52F813CA)

Date: 1960 (approximate)
Location: FRANCE, La Prodélie/Ayen (Puy d’Yssandon)
Description: (Translated from French) Mr. and Mrs. Plumauzille were driving on the D 151 around 11 pm. Suddenly, Mr. Plumauzille saw a pinkish red light without a border, at tree height, on the right side of the road. He saw it rise and realized he was only about a hundred meters away from it. Almost immediately, he and his wife saw, on the right side of the road, in the light of the headlights, a mass the size of a large bag of potatoes that quickly shrank, seeming to collapse in on itself. He then saw, as well as his wife, a number of these light gray-brown masses, smaller than the first, moving around in the grass. At least two of them crossed the road and disappeared into the ferns. The witnesses thought that these things moved by contracting, swelling and deflating their bulges, which made them look like an animal trapped in a translucent plastic bag. (Around 1960)
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” - éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 648
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2151

Event 21638 (0432CD8F)

Date: 1960
Location: USA (without further details)
Description: (Translated from French) Then, in 1960, it was Buck Nelson’s turn to take some trips aboard a saucer. This allowed him to sell many copies of his book entitled: “My Travels to Mars, the Moon and Venus”.
Reference: René PACAUT: “They Met Extraterrestrials” ed. Alain Lefeuvre, 1978, p 186
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2152

Event 21639 (2F44DE31)

Date: 1960
Location: ALLEMAGNE, Offenbach
Description: (Translated from French) Klaus Dieter Kaufmann, had to undergo a spinal surgery in 1990. “How many years ago was the previous operation?” the surgeon asked him, looking at his medical file. “But I have never been operated on,” Kaufmann replied. The surgeon showed him the radiographs to prove the contrary. A strange story from his adolescence then came back to him: he had observed a UFO. The craft shot a blinding flash at him and Dieter-Klaus fainted. He returned home four hours late and suffered from migraines and difficulty concentrating for several days. He had a painful mark on his pelvic region and a wound mark on the lower back. Kaufmann tried to remember the adventure and the memories gradually came back to him. He had entered a state close to trance when he was confronted with small armed creatures with some kind of oxygen tanks on their backs. He became friendly with them and followed them on board the ship, noticing that it did not walk but floated. He found himself in a brightly lit room where two beings with huge, black oblique eyes were standing: frightening. He tried to escape but was unable to move. After a medical examination carried out by beings with webbed fingers, he learned that he could go home and this time he felt like he was being carried out in the arms of someone he could not see but could hear breathing loudly, as if through a tube. He wanted to feel but only found a belt, no chest. A force pushed his hand away and he fainted, regaining consciousness at the place where the adventure had begun. (1960,)
Reference: Marie-Thérèse de BROSSES: “Enquête sur les enlèvements E.T.” - Plon 1995, p. 262, 263
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2190

Event 21640 (795334CB)

Date: 1960
Location: AUSTRALIA, Adelaide
Description: (Translated from French) In 1991 a 31 year old woman reported being abducted by a large entity and groups of small entities. The abductions occurred in her bed and through her bedroom door, throughout her life. The small entities measure 120 cm and have large ugly heads, with prominent eyes without pupils, dark blue to black in colour. They have only a slit for a mouth, and a very small nose. The larger entities measure 210 cm and seem to command the small ones. She levitated or was carried out of her bed, floating into a circular room, where medical examinations took place, while she was laid on a metal table. Then she would wake up in her bed. Hypnotic regression confirmed the abductions. Throughout her life she was surrounded by poltergeist activity, sensations of presence wherever she lived, children’s toys moving by themselves, such as their tricycles, etc. (the whole paranormal panoply). She claims to have implants in her face. The investigation revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse during her childhood, not by entities from elsewhere, but by men from her very close family. [note from vog: so traumatised enough to become completely schizophrenic…] (Since its birth in 1960)
Reference: UFORA90045. UFORSA/Keith Basterfield.
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2191

Event 21641 (A24E95C0)

Date: 1960
Location: AFRIQUE DU SUD, Durban
Description: (Translated from French) In 1960, electrician Edwin found a job as a radio mechanic in Durban. His firm hired an inspector named George. George lived in a hotel room and soon the two men became friends, and went fishing together on the weekends. On one of these fishing trips, George brought a radio apparatus, and soon a saucer appeared in the sky while a voice on the radio announced “This is Wy-Ora (name of the vessel) We are a people from the planet Koldas.” It turns out that George is actually an extraterrestrial and his name is Valdar. To prove this, George/Valdar speaks in his extraterrestrial language and the saucer begins to perform incredible maneuvers. The world Koldas is in the universe of antimatter. In 1962 George/Valdar returned to his country, leaving the apparatus as a gift to Edwin, to continue to communicate. Which he did until 1964. Edwin was then warned against extraterrestrial saboteur groups, and also learned that a new planet called Epicot was being prepared to cater to the eventualities of repopulation. (1960,)
Reference: Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2192

Event 21642 (DAC57202)

Date: 1960
Location: Cincinnati, MI
Description: Kentucky Air National Guard pilot chased round UFO. [NICAP UFOE, V] (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2425

Event 21643 (56708C00)

Date: 1960
Locations: Tucson, Arizona; Alamogordo, New Mexico
Description: Jim Lorenzen is hired as senior technical associate with the Kitt Peak National Observatory, so he and Coral move to Tucson, Arizona, from Alamogordo, New Mexico. On their third day in Tucson, an “exterminator” visits them, offering to inspect their rented premises for free. He fails to mention the name of his company, nor does he seem interested in his occupation. He talks with Coral about their reason for moving, where Jim is employed, and UFOs.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 50; Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, Berkley Medallion, 1976, pp. 3, 251
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3389

Event 21644 (316C349E)

Date: 1960
Locations: Mars; Atlantis; Lemuria
Description: Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, publishes The Sky People, in which he claims that Adam and Eve, Noah, and many other characters in the Bible originally lived on Mars. Trench believes that Adam and Eve were experimental creations of extraterrestrials. The biblical description of the Garden of Eden is inconsistent with what Earth is like, and because Mars contains canals, the Garden of Eden must have been located on Mars. He further claims that the north polar ice cap melted on Mars, causing the descendants of Adam and Eve to move to Earth. The Book of Genesis is a symbolic version of what actually happened to groups of people on Mars, he writes, with the Great Deluge referring to the flooding of Atlantis and Lemuria, which were populated with Adamic migrants.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Brinsley Le Poer Trench, The Sky People, Spearman, 1960; Jerome Clark, “Vimanas Have Landed: Ancient Astronautics in Ufology,” IUR 22, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 26–27
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3390

Event 21645 (F37F8BDB)

Date: 1960
Description: Contactee George Hunt Williamson legally changes his name to Michel d’Obrenovic, said to reflect an ancestral connection to the throne of Serbia. However, John Griffin says the real reason is that Williamson’s sensational claims have rendered his anthropological work (such as it is) completely unacceptable.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 1287; Zirger and Martinelli, The Incredible Life of George Hunt Williamson, Verdechiari, 2016, pp. 119–124
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3391

Event 21646 (084328C4)

Date: 1960
Locations: Brno; Czech Republic
Description: Night. During a pause in army maneuvers near Brno [now in the Czech Republic], soldiers see a peculiarly colored light above the city. After hovering a while, it vanishes but reappears in another part of the sky. Their commanding officer tells them to look at it with binoculars and check the radar. Headquarters sends up interceptors to chase the object, but every time one of them gets near, the light disappears from the radar screen, only to turn up elsewhere. The incident goes on for an hour before the light disappears for good.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hobana and Weverbergh 90
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3392

Event 21647 (DA8DAFA8)

Date: 1960
Description: The invention of transponders that transmit an electronic identification signal from aircraft to ground control helps to further reduce clutter on air traffic control radars. This means that “aerial phenomena” appear on radar only if they intrude on flight paths and create a near miss of the type investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: David Clarke, “Gremlins and Black Projects,” Fortean Times 291 (August 2012): 26–27; National Air Traffic Controllers Association, A History of Air Traffic Control, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3393

Event 21648 (E08FB4C0)

Date: 1960
Description: USAF Airman 3rd Class Larry W. Rogers, 3926th Air Police Squadron K-9, states he saw a half dozen glowing UAP while stationed at Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco. Rogers states jet fighters from Zaragoza AFB, Spain were scrambled and began interacting with the lights. “The UFOs suddenly began moving around really quickly and erratically.” After the event, Rogers said he and a few companions who saw the event were told to get into an Air Force sedan, driven to the headquarters building, put into different rooms and debriefed. Rogers said they may have been OSI but he wasn’t sure; they threatened him, told him not to talk, forced him to sign a non-disclosure statement and shown a regulation “AFR 200-2.”

Note: USAF issued Air Force Regulation 200-2 on 26 August 1953, which restricted UAP reporting procedures and required UAP events to be sent to Air Force Intelligence. It is likely the interrogators were AFOSI, given Rogers recalls seeing AFR 200-2.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_94

Event 21649 (FFA2281B)

Date: Early 1960
Locations: James Connally AFB [now TSTC Waco Airport] near Waco, Texas; Waco
Description: Night. Vice Chief of Air Staff Gen. Curtis LeMay is conducting an exercise to test his bombers’ capability to penetrate US air space. An F-89J Scorpion jet instructor pilot and his radar observer, 1Lt. Joe Meyer, have just successfully intercepted a B-47 and are descending to land at James Connally AFB [now TSTC Waco Airport] near Waco, Texas. They notice a pinpoint of light at their level 12 miles away over Waco and decide to approach and attack it as if they are armed. As they approach on a collision course, they see the object has four bright blue- white lights on it and it is stationary. They estimate it is 25–30 feet in diameter. But the object shoots straight up at incredible speed before they reach it. They look up and see the object is bright blue white on its underside. It disappears at about 90,000 feet altitude.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Pilot Finally Reveals UFO Encounter,” MUFON UFO Journal, no. 375 (July 1999): 17
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3388

Event 21650 (0BC734A8)

Date: 1/1960
Locations: Victoria; Queensland
Description: The first issue of the Australian Flying Saucer Review is published jointly by the Victorian Flying Saucer Research Society and UFOIC, edited by Peter E. Norris and Andrew P. Tomas. It will continue until December 1972, various issues confusingly sponsored by each group, plus the Queensland Flying Saucer Research Bureau and the renamed Victorian UFO Research Society.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Australian Flying Saucer Review 1, no. 1 (January 1960)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3394

Event 21651 (F435F70F)

Date: 1/1960
Description: Tests continue with a slightly modified Avrocar.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3395

Event 21652 (6BB72E95)

Date: 1/1/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Creation of the new franc. (1st January)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1833

Event 21653 (8AE989AC)

Date: 1/3/1960
Time: 23:05
Location: McCarran Field, Las Vegas NV
Description: A blue light, which raced silently across the Las Vegas, Nevada sky, puzzled McCarran Field tower controlmen. “It was the fastest thing I ever saw,” said tower employee Jack McMillen who spotted the light at about 11:05 p.m. A departing private plane also saw the object. Earlier that evening, four different pilots in two commercial airlines planes flying between Bryce Canyon and Mormon Mesa reported observing a similar light. Their reports of the object to Salt Lake City were intercepted by the McCarran tower. McMillen said he saw the light for about two or perhaps three seconds, going north to south at about a 15-20 degree elevation. He also said he had thought it might have been a meteor but changed his mind as it left no trail, and had a horizontal trajectory. He said he contacted a private plane which had just taken off and asked the pilot for confirmation. The pilot confirmed McMillen’s sighting. An Air Force T-33 inbound to Nellis AFB also confirmed its pilot had also seen a strange light.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: APRO Bulletin - Jan. 1960, Page 3
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_925

Attributes: Nellis

Event 21654 (E2ABBEEE)

Date: 1/6/1960
Time: 08:00
Location: JACKSON, MI
Description: Several observer(s). Cone saucer going quickly south / treetop level. Going [to] into cloudbank pointed end down.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6325

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: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “282”, HatchDesc: “JACKSON,MI:SVRL OBS:CONE SCR >>S/TREETOP Lvl:> INTO CLOUDBANK pointed end down”, LatLong: “42.244446 -84.400004”, LatLongDMS: “42:14:40 N 84:24:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “20”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21655 (5E38F4DC)

Date: 1/14/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake. (14 January)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1834

Event 21656 (8B2390C4)

Date: 1/14/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Along the coasts of Argentina, two unknown submerged vessels are noticed. In the Nuevo Gulf, detectors of the Argentine navy reveal the presence of a submarine quietly settled in the mud at the bottom, motionless. After making the usual warnings, not getting any reaction, the sailors send bombs in its direction. Two other vessels then appear on the sonars. A few hours later, when all the passages leading to the open sea are watched, it is noticed that they have all 3 disappeared. The Argentines believe they have won the game when, after the absence of any manifestation and the publication of triumphant communiqués, the “ghosts” come back to the charge. A fantastic pursuit begins and lasts several weeks, during which 6 unknown submarines are detected.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1835

Event 21657 (FDF823A5)

Date: 1/18/1960
Time: 11:00
Location: NUWARA ELIYA, SRI LANKA
Description: 3+observer(s) / (seen thru) binoculars. Large cylinder/cigar-shape going east / 5 minute(s). 10cm / ARMs length. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 76)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6326

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), RDA: Radiation/high energy fields detected

Extra Data: Country: “Indian Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “NUWARA ELIYA,SRI LANKA:3+OBS/BINOCS:LRG CGR >E/5min:10cm/ARMs LENGTH:NFD”, LatLong: “6.972223 80.772226”, LatLongDMS: “06:58:20 N 80:46:20 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SRL”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21658 (929AA6FC)

Date: 1/18/1960
Time: 22:50
Location: US2 9 MILE(S) WEST / LAKOTA, ND
Description: Flash. Car lights dim. Crescent saucer going down [to] toward(s) field. / r79p17.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6327

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), NUC: Nuclear facility related, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “465”, HatchDesc: “US2 9mi.W/LAKOTA,ND:FLASH:CAR LITES DIM:CRESCENT SCR ↓ twrd FIELD:/r79p17”, LatLong: “48.038891 -98.477782”, LatLongDMS: “48:02:20 N 98:28:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Dakota”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21659 (86322598)

Date: 1/18/1960
Location: Lakota (near), ND
Description: Car lights dimmed as UFO descended toward field, apparently about a mile off highway (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2426

Event 21660 (959BCC45)

Date: 1/18/1960
Location: Gulf of Mexico, At Sea
Description: Two Radars On B-52 Track UFO At 14,000 Knots (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 600118
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2427

Event 21661 (3D209E30)

Date: 1/18/1960
Locations: US Highway 2; Lakota, North Dakota
Description: 10:45 p.m. Leo Haley and Bert C. Baker are driving on US Highway 2, some 9 miles west of Lakota, North Dakota, when the headlights dim just as a brilliant green flash lights up the sky. In a field to the north about 1 mile away they can see a 5–6 foot crescent-shaped object with a 9-foot exhaust tail.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Schopick, p. 69
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3396

Event 21662 (13B0BAB6)

Date: 1/18/1960
Description: Two men driving in a car, Haley and Baker, at 10:55 p.m. in Lakota, North Dakota had their car’s headlights dim as a UFO flew nearby. The object flew off towards a field approximately 1.5 kilometers from the highway.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Grand Forks (ND) Herald, January 21, 1960; USAF Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 17
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_367

Event 21663 (DABDEC57)

Date: 1/21/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) “MISS SAM” THE MONKEY IS LAUNCHED IN A MERCURY CAPSULE AND EJECTED AT 15 KM ALTITUDE.
Reference: Inforespace n° 49, 1980, p. 14, 15
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2153

Event 21664 (509DA403)

Date: 1/26/1960
Location: Area 51 in Nevada
Description: Richard Bissell notifies Kelly Johnson that the CIA is authorizing the delivery of 12 A-12 aircraft that will be five times faster than the U-2 and fly three miles higher. Skunk Works will move into production at Area 51 in Nevada to work on Project Oxcart. (Wikipedia, “Lockheed A-12”; Jacobsen, Area 51, pp. 134–135)
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3397

Event 21665 (C89791D6)

Date: 1/29/1960
Location: SWITZERLAND, Ursenbach (Emmenthal)
Description: (Translated from French) “As we were driving in a break to the evening service, Friday (January 29, 1960), an oblong thing, similar to a torpedo or a giant cigar, suddenly crossed the road, at man’s height, in front of the horse, without the latter being frightened, which is really strange,” wrote to her niece Mrs. Marie Morgenthaler, from Ursenbach in Emmental. “The envelope of this kind of torpedo seemed to be composed of horizontal colored and luminous bands,” she specified. “The colors were moving and I had never seen such before this apparition. I have the feeling that they are not from this Earth. The torpedo arrived through the fields: it looked like a vehicle beacon. The thing then passed between two farms that border the road, and it was only at the moment when it emerged in front of us that we saw what it was. And imagine that this torpedo silently entered the side of the hill, on the other side of the road.” In a postscript, Mrs. Morgenthaler added: We saw in the newspaper the next day that a luminous object had been seen at the same time in the sky of Berne."
Reference: Les Soucoupes chez Heidi, cfr GREPI, Switzerland, 1997
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2154

Event 21666 (B13A3523)

Date: 1/29/1960
Time: 20:00?
Location: URSENBACH, SWZ
Description: Huge torpedo-cylinder/cigar-shape crosses road / 2M altitude. Horse ignores! Maneuvers / farms.
Type: sighting
Reference: Database/website: Chez HEIDI site: Alain Stauffer. GREPI / Switzerland http://home.worldcom.ch/~dbenaroy/heidi.html
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6328

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks

Extra Data: Country: “Switzerland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “URSENBACH,SWZ:HUGE TORPEDO-CGR CROSSES ROAD/2M alt:HORSE IGNORES!:MNVRS/FARMS”, LatLong: “47.133336 7.766667”, LatLongDMS: “47:08:00 N 07:46:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Berne”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21667 (74567AB9)

Date: 1/31/1960
Description: Telegram from Manhattan Project scientist Dr. Leon Davidson to President Eisenhower over “inspection of secret aircraft” rumors of a Feb. 1954 meeting at Edwards AFB.
Type: telegram
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_595

Event 21668 (69931AAB)

Date: 1/31/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake. (January 31)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1836

Event 21669 (8903DD0E)

Date: 1/31/1960
Time: 05:00
Location: OFF LAE, PAPUA-NG
Description: 6 / boat. White 14M umbrella sways to and fro. 4 ‘windows’ / underside. Going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 737)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6329

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off LAE,PAPUA-NG:6/BOAT:WHT 14M UMBRELLA SWAYS TO+FRO:4 ‘WINDOWS’/UNDERSIDE:↑”, LatLong: “-6.783334 147.083340”, LatLongDMS: “06:47:00 S 147:05:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PNG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21670 (17A1D1D2)

Date: 1/31/1960
Description: Six in a boat on the ocean on the coast of Lae, Papua New Guinea saw a 14 meter diameter umbrella-shaped craft swaying back and forth in the sky in overcast skies at around five o’clock in the morning. It had four windows on the underside. It shot up vertically.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Flying Saucers, May 1962, p. 36; APRO Bulletin, May 1961
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_634

Event 21671 (8A7793E3)

Date: 2/1960
Description: The US Navy reportedly detects a “dark satellite” thought to be a Soviet spy satellite in orbit. However, a follow-up article alleges that the object was “the remains of an Air Force Discoverer VIII satellite that had gone astray.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Trackers Spot Mystery Object Orbiting Earth,” Washington (D.C.) Evening Star, February 11, 1960; Wikipedia, “Corona (satellite)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3398

Event 21672 (E1DE217D)

Date: 2/3/1960
Time: 20:50
Location: INTERVALE, NH
Description: Ex-USCG man. 3 luminous objects in-line. 2 more join. Going quickly northwest fast. / r242p71.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6330

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, 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: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “167”, HatchDesc: “INTERVALE,NH:EX-USCG MAN:3 LUMn.OBJs IN-LINE:2 MORE JOIN:>>NW FAST:/r242p71”, LatLong: “44.066669 -71.050003”, LatLongDMS: “44:04:00 N 71:03:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Hampshire”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21673 (B9964EE3)

Date: 2/3/1960
Location: Intervale, New Haven, CT
Description: Former Air Force PT Boat Commander watched UFOs rendezvous, travel in formation. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2428

Event 21674 (35BDFD3A)

Date: 2/5/1960
Time: 23:10
Location: HOLLYWOOD, CA
Description: Hundreds / observer(s). Invisible cylinder/cylindrical object with red light west going east stops / 8 minute(s). Same / 6 February. / r242p138.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6331

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), SCI: Scientist involvement, NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “50”, Elev: “107”, HatchDesc: “HOLLYWOOD,CA:100s/OBS:INVSBL CYL W/RED LITE W>E STOPS/8min:SAME/6FEB:/r242p138”, LatLong: “34.100002 -118.316672”, LatLongDMS: “34:06:00 N 118:19:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21675 (CD401AB0)

Date: 2/5/1960
End date: 2/6/1960
Location: Hollywood, CA
Description: Several witnesses (about 11:15 p.m. each night) saw a distinct round UFO hover and maneuver slowly (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP: 600205-06
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2429

Event 21676 (93B6EA68)

Date: 2/5/1960
Description: The office of the AF Chief of Intelligence is informed of ARDC’s rejection (by Maj. Gen. James Ferguson) of the ATIC proposal.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Saucer Reading Fest,” Saturday Night Uforia, January 25, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3399

Event 21677 (43C1B5CA)

Date: 2/5/1960
Location: Sunset Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, California
Description: 11:15 p.m. Many people see a distinctly round UFO hover and maneuver slowly over or near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, California. Cars are stopped bumper-to- bumper, according to employees of several businesses around the intersection, with people gaping at the object overhead. Persons on hotel and apartment rooftops go out to see a bright “cherry-red, circular light.” Two service- station attendants at the intersection, Jerry Darr and Charles Walker, say that “hundreds of people saw it— everybody was looking” as the light hovers for at least 5 minutes over a busy drive-in. Pen Meyer, another service station attendant a third of a mile to the north, watches it hovering for about 10 minutes. Harold Sherman, his wife, and two others watch it as it resumes motion very slowly eastward. After proceeding east for a distance of a block or two, it veers southeastward and passes out of sight. No sound is heard over street-noise background.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Los Angeles NICAP Subcommittee case files; 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. 54–57
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3400

Event 21678 (EDC5B411)

Date: 2/6/1960
Locations: Hollywood, California; Sunset Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue; La Brea Avenue; Sunset and La Brea
Description: 11:15 p.m. The red object reappears over Hollywood, California, this time about one block further east, above Sunset Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue. A number of witnesses observe it hovering for about 10 minutes at an altitude of 500–600 feet. Then with a loud explosion it emits a brilliant bluish-white flash that extends downward and to the west, lighting up the ground all around La Brea Avenue. A mushroom-shaped cloud appears and dissipates. As the red light is extinguished, an object described by most witnesses as long, tubular, and about 70 feet long shoots upwards. A few seconds later, the red light appears about 1,000 feet above Sunset and La Brea for about 8 minutes. It then begins drifting slowly eastward, turns sharply toward the north-northeast, accelerates and climbs steeply, not stopping again until it is at a very high altitude well to the north.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Los Angeles NICAP Subcommittee case file; 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. 54–57
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3401

Event 21679 (156510E5)

Date: 2/8/1960
Location: CAPO PASSERO, ITL
Description: Disk sinks 200M offshore. No further details / Giornale d’Italia 9 / 2 / 60.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 51)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6332

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, 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: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “CAPO PASSERO,ITL:DISK SINKS 200M OFFSHORE:NFD/Giornale d’Italia 9/2/60”, LatLong: “36.683335 15.166667”, LatLongDMS: “36:41:00 N 15:10:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21680 (65E09C79)

Date: 2/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In New Zealand, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake. (11 February)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1837

Event 21681 (D6E5EAFE)

Date: 2/13/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Explosion of the first French atomic bomb. (13 February)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1838

Event 21682 (1DF5F213)

Date: 2/13/1960
Description: (Translated from French) The Caribbean Sea is experiencing the same alert. An extremely fast engine is operating there without worrying about the considerable amount of grenades that are dumped on it the next day in the Mediterranean. The engine was following the yacht of President Nasser.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1839

Event 21683 (0ACA4D97)

Date: 2/13/1960
Time: 22:00?
Location: GRAND BLANC, MI
Description: Joe Perry photographs domed saucer. FBI-types seize photograph. / r27p198.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6333

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, GSA: Covert Security Agency, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “256”, HatchDesc: “GRAND BLANC,MI:JOE PERRY FOTOS DOMED SCR:FBI-TYPES SEIZE FOTO:/r27p198”, LatLong: “42.927780 -83.627782”, LatLongDMS: “42:55:40 N 83:37:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21684 (37B04FCD)

Date: 2/13/1960
Time: 07:04:00.0
Location: 27.0000 0.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Air. Country: France Name: “gerb._bleue”
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1837

Extra Data: LatLong: “27.0000 0.0000”, LatLongDMS: “27:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “gerb._bleue”, NukeSource: “BOLT”, NukeType: “A”

Event 21685 (D01EAE35)

Date: 2/14/1960
Time: 16:40
Location: NOME GOING QUICKLY [TO] ST. MICHAEL, AK
Description: Hundreds / observer(s). Silver cylinder/cigar-shape / 600M altitude going quickly southeast. Curves going up. / r242p118+/ r151.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 723)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6334

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, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “11”, HatchDesc: “NOME>>St.MICHAEL,AK:100s/OBS:SLVR CGR/600M alt >>SE:CURVES↑:/r242p118+/r151”, LatLong: “64.500003 -165.416675”, LatLongDMS: “64:30:00 N 165:25:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21686 (96AD7C6B)

Date: 2/14/1960
Location: Nome, AK
Description: Airline employee, others, saw a silvery rocket-like object with orange flame trail curving up and away “as if it were manned and controlled.” A similar second UFO was sighted at Unalakleet moving rapidly NW leaving contrails. [NICAP UFOE, X] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2430

Event 21687 (ABBC49FB)

Date: 2/14/1960
Description: At 4:40 p.m. a silver cigar-shaped object streaked through the sky over Nome, Alaska on a curved flight trajectory. There were four or more witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1960, p. 8, citing Anchorage Daily News, February 15, 1960; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1960; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 118, citing the Fairbanks Daily, February 16, 1960
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_914

Event 21688 (20D3C590)

Date: 2/15/1960
Time: 23:00?
Location: PACIFIC LONGITUDE & LATITUDE COORDS. = BIG GUESS
Description: Several brass. 2000’ UFO paces flying tigers plane. RADAR-visual.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 262)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6335

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC LL=BIG GUESS:SVRL BRASS:2000’UFO PACES FLYING TIGERS PLANE:RDR-VISUAL”, LatLong: “28.850001 131.750006”, LatLongDMS: “28:51:00 N 131:45:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21689 (245FC696)

Date: 2/16/1960
Time: 09:20
Location: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Description: Chemist. White ovoid going quickly east. Wobbles until 2nd object joins. / r114p119.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 67)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6336

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, 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: “11”, HatchDesc: “LAGUNA BEACH,CA:CHEMIST:WHT OVOID >>E:WOBBLES until 2nd OBJ JOINS:/r114p119”, LatLong: “33.544446 -117.766672”, LatLongDMS: “33:32:40 N 117:46:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21690 (B627A226)

Date: 2/16/1960
Location: Laguna Beach, CA
Description: Retired chemical manufacturing company executive observed rendezvous of two oval UFOs. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2431

Event 21691 (CDD48A63)

Date: 2/17/1960
Time: 16:20
Location: NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV
Description: 2 observer(s). Fireball or black Saturn saucer with light ring blows smoke / rear.
Type: sighting
Reference: TEETS, Bob: WEST VIRGINIA UFO’s; Headline Books, PO Box 52, Terra Alta, WV 1995 213pp. (Index 82)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6337

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “191”, HatchDesc: “NEW MARTINSVILLE,WV:2 OBS:FBL or BLK SATURN SCR W/LITE RING BLOWS SMOKE/REAR”, LatLong: “39.644446 -80.861115”, LatLongDMS: “39:38:40 N 80:51:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Western Virginia”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21692 (F30B26E3)

Date: 2/17/1960
Description: Hynek writes to Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Holzman at ARDC in the hopes of interesting him in assessing UFO reports.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Saucer Reading Fest,” Saturday Night Uforia, January 25, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3402

Event 21693 (62DE75B2)

Date: 2/17/1960
Description: A grayish black Saturn-shaped disc with exhaust cruised the tops of the hills in New Martinsville, West Virginia. A lighter-colored ring on the object emitted smoke from rear end.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 82
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_961

Event 21694 (3984B44D)

Date: 2/21/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Algeria, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake. (February 21)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1840

Event 21695 (C3725667)

Date: 2/22/1960
Time: 17:30
Location: SARNIA, ON
Description: 5 observer(s). 2 groups / white saucers / different ALTs beam lights going down. Dynamo sound. / r70p3-69.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6338

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, 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, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “186”, HatchDesc: “SARNIA,ON:5 OBS:2 GRPs/WHT SCRS/DIFF.ALTs BEAM LITES ↓:DYNAMO SOUND:/r70p3-69”, LatLong: “43.000002 -82.400004”, LatLongDMS: “43:00:00 N 82:24:00 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21696 (91420BE5)

Date: 2/25/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In the Solomon Islands, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake. (25 February)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1841

Event 21697 (248A7EA5)

Date: 2/27/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Rome (New York). (February 27)
Reference: case Blue Book #6663 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1842

Event 21698 (E1EE6535)

Date: 2/27/1960
Time: 18:30
Location: ROME AIR FORCE BASE, NY
Description: 5 Air Traffic Controllers. Night light trails white fan shape. Slow 3-4 minute(s) descent. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 28)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6339

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), 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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “154”, HatchDesc: “ROME AFB,NY:5 ATCs:NLT TRAILS WHT FAN SHAPE:SLOW 3-4min DESCENT:NFD”, LatLong: “43.211113 -75.455559”, LatLongDMS: “43:12:40 N 75:27:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21699 (FBDF7300)

Date: 2/27/1960
Location: Rome AFB, NY
Description: Light trailing a white fan shape make a mild descent (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6663)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2432

Event 21700 (3EE6FE74)

Date: 2/27/1960
Time: 6:27 PM
Location: Rome AFB, New York
Description: Witnesses: control tower officer Capt. J. Huey and four other tower operators. One light trailing a white fan shape, made a mild descent for 3-4 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_445

Event 21701 (1A497DB5)

Date: 2/27/1960
Description: NICAP sends photocopies of O’Keefe’s 1959 “UFOs Serious Business” memo to the media and to committees in the House and Senate, calling for congressional hearings. NICAP Board member Rear Adm. Roscoe Hillenkoetter adds a statement: “Behind the scenes, high-ranking AF officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy [AFR 200-2] and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.” NICAP board member Albert Baller writes: “If the UFOs are believed a threat, it would seem incumbent on the armed forces to waste no time in alerting the people. Any sudden, hostile act against a nation left in relative ignorance could have serious consequences.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:UFO Warning Issued: Flying Objects ‘Now Serious Business,’” Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star, February 27, 1960, p. 1; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1960, The Author, 2003, p. 37
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3403

Event 21702 (416756B9)

Date: 2/27/1960
Description: A nocturnal light trailed after a white, fan-shaped UFO in the skies over Rome AFB, New York at 6:27 p.m. Five military witnesses including control tower officer Capt. J. Huey and four other tower operators witnessed the two UFOs. They moved slowly in a three to four minute descent.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #6663; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1150

Event 21703 (810A6869)

Date: 3/1960
Description: “Flying Saucer Review” article by Manhattan Project scientist Dr. Leon Davidson
Type: article
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_596

Event 21704 (C64095DA)

Date: 3/1960
Location: SOUTHWEST / GORDONSVILLE, VA
Description: 2 airliner crews. Huge wingless fuselage going quickly southwest / 6000 mph. / MJ#263.
Type: sighting
Reference: WEINSTEIN, Dominique; UAP: 80 Years of Pilot Sightings Privately published. 7 avenue Bartholome. 75015 Paris, FRANCE. (Index 16)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6340

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, 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: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “151”, HatchDesc: “SW/GORDONSVILLE,VA:2 AIRLINER CREWS:HUGE WINGLESS FSLG >>SW/6000 mph:/MJ#263”, LatLong: “38.083335 -78.250004”, LatLongDMS: “38:05:00 N 78:15:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Virginia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21705 (AB71FAD4)

Date: 3/1960
Location: Ottawa
Description: The Ottawa Flying Saucer Club begins publishing Topside, edited by Wilbert B. Smith until 1962. It continues until winter 1971.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Topside, no. 1 (March 1960)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3404

Event 21706 (04E31146)

Date: 3/2/1960
Location: Austria, Leibnitz
Description: (Translated from French) Edgar Schedelbauer, a war-wounded reporter, managed to take the most unusual photograph known as the “Leibnitz Spider”. He was returning home on his motorcycle at 1:30 in the morning when an illuminated object appeared above the edge of the forest in the east, flew over the clearing, crossed the road and began to loop over the sloping terrain. It also briefly presented its upper part, which had the shape of an overturned bowl, orange in color. The alarming thing approached and remained motionless for 6 or 7 seconds. Schedelbauer, who had thrown his motorcycle into the ditch, clearly felt a thermal radiation and heard a machine noise. Crouching in the ditch, he managed to adjust his camera and capture this extraordinary moment on film. Suddenly, the hovering object above his head emitted a whistle similar to that of a jet engine, rose and quickly moved away to the east. The next day, Schedelbauer hoped to get a good price for his adventure…
Reference: A. SCHNEIDER-H. MALTHANER: “The Secret File of UFOs”, De Vecchi, 1978, p. 237
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2155

Event 21707 (F28D1985)

Date: 3/2/1960
Time: ~01:30
Location: LEIBNITZ, AUS
Description: Newsman. Photograph / saucer over woods. Skin burns. / r68p80. / LDLN#123. Fake / VJBO.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 76)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6341

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), HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Austria”, Credibility: “3”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LEIBNITZ,AUS:NEWSMAN:FOTO/SCR OVR WOODS:skin burns:/r68p80:/LDLN#123:fake/VJBO”, LatLong: “46.783336 15.533334”, LatLongDMS: “46:47:00 N 15:32:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “STY”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21708 (E61CF605)

Date: 3/2/1960
Description: Mr. Schedelbauer, a 36-year-old newsman, was driving his car near Labuttendorf, Austria at 1:30 a.m. when he had a close encounter with a round, glowing aerial object. He was able to take a photograph of the luminous UFO, but he also received burns on his face and hands from the encounter.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Waveney Girvan, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1960, p. 16; NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1960, p. 3; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, September 1961, p. 48
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1243

Event 21709 (434E24D5)

Date: 3/2/1960
Location: Labuttendorf, Austria
Description: Newspaperman Edgar Schedelbauer of Vienna, Austria for the newspaper “WIENER MONTAG,” suffered “great red spots” on his face and hands after his close encounter with a milky-white spider-shaped hovering UFO. It made a low humming sound and then a jet-like roar as it hovered about 50 feet above a road. A photographer took pictures of the object. Now under investigation.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_87

Event 21710 (7BD6B866)

Date: 3/4/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Japan, luminous phenomena are observed at the same time as an earthquake.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1843

Event 21711 (B840D152)

Date: 3/4/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in Dubuque (Iowa).
Reference: case Blue Book #6667 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1844

Event 21712 (F3C1DA4F)

Date: 3/4/1960
Time: 17:50
Location: DUBUQUE, IA
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6667. Pilot and several. 3 saucers / row. Going [to] 2K’ altitude. 19’ / film. / r242p40+/ APRO 8’60.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 21)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6342

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, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “186”, HatchDesc: “DUBUQUE,IA:BBK#6667:PILOT+SVRL:3 SCRS/ROW:>2K’alt:19’/FILM:/r242p40+/APRO 8’60”, LatLong: “42.500002 -90.666671”, LatLongDMS: “42:30:00 N 90:40:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “600”, State/Prov: “Iowa”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21713 (933D310D)

Date: 3/4/1960
Location: Dubuque, IA
Description: 3 elliptical-shaped objects make a slight climb (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6667)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2433

Event 21714 (7F6EFD55)

Date: 3/4/1960
Time: 5:55 PM
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Description: Witness: Charles Morris. Three elliptical-shaped objects made a slight climb for 4 minutes. Film exposed during sighting showed no images of the objects.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_446

Event 21715 (7601087E)

Date: 3/4/1960
Description: Pilot Charles Morris filmed three silver discs with his motion picture camera, flying over Dubuque, Iowa at 5:57 p.m. The Air Force claimed that no unusual objects appear on any of the frames.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 40
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1291

Event 21716 (B94C5A2B)

Date: 3/6/1960
Time: 05:20
Location: NORRTALJE, SWD
Description: Photograph shoots 3 satellites going southeast. All 3 reverse course going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 138)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6343

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, 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, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, GSA: Covert Security Agency

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “12”, HatchDesc: “NORRTALJE,SWD:PHOTOG SHOOTS 3 SATELLITES > SE:ALL 3 REVERSE COURSE >>N”, LatLong: “59.783336 18.650001”, LatLongDMS: “59:47:00 N 18:39:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21717 (F41A0687)

Date: 3/6/1960
Locations: Norrtälje, Sweden; Stockholm latitude
Description: 5:15–5:27 a.m. Photographer Esse Jansson of Norrtälje, Sweden, goes out early in the morning to try to take a photo of an unidentified satellite, termed 1960 Alpha [however, the designation of 1960 Alpha 1 is reserved for the Pioneer 5 space probe, which isn’t launched until March 11], “which was expected to pass the Stockholm latitude in a southerly direction about 0525 hours.” He sees two objects that come from the north and move in a southeasterly direction. They are similar to phenomena he has seen before, but these objects reverse direction completely. One of his plates shows a third object. The CIA takes note of this and another mystery satellite viewed by a Swedish airplane and reported in Dagens Nyheter, March 8.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Central Intelligence Agency, “UFO’s Sighted, Photographed in Sweden; Unidentified Satellite Seen,” FDD Note 1107, March 17, 1960
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3405

Event 21718 (E67099CC)

Date: 3/7/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Selection of 20 Russian cosmonauts. (March 7)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1845

Event 21719 (38CD5546)

Date: 3/8/1960
Description: Holzman forwards Hynek’s letter up the chain of command.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Saucer Reading Fest,” Saturday Night Uforia, January 25, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3406

Event 21720 (784F491A)

Date: 3/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of Pioneer 5, first interplanetary probe. (March 11)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1846

Event 21721 (E6567AFF)

Date: 3/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) According to Carr, the New Paltz (New York) police managed to catch an humanoid who was outside of its vehicle while its two co-pilots rushed into the saucer and took off. The extraterrestrial is handed over to the CIA and dies after 28 days in captivity.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1847

Event 21722 (52255CDE)

Date: 3/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Off the coast of Seattle, a metal articulated object was reported. A week later, an unknown submersible was located resting at 10m depth near Sydney for several days.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1848

Event 21723 (8DAAE2C3)

Date: 3/12/1960
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Description: The AERIAL PHENOMENA RESEARCH ORGANIZATION at Alamogordo, New Mexico announced that its organization has fragments of an “Extraterrestrial Flying Saucer” that fell from an exploding UFO in Brazil in 1957 and photographs of an “Extraterrestrial Flying Saucer” taken at Trinidade Island in 1958.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_88

Event 21724 (B2AD6E78)

Date: 3/17/1960
Location: Cuba
Description: President Eisenhower signs off on a CIA paper titled “A Program of Covert Action against the Castro Regime.” The order gives the agency authorization to create an organization of exiled Cubans to manage opposition programs, begin a propaganda offensive to draw support for the movement, create an intelligence gathering network inside Cuba, and develop a paramilitary force to be introduced into Cuba to organize, train, and lead resistance groups against the Castro regime. Its budget is $4.4 million. Under the Cuban Project and under the direction of CIA Directorate for Plans Richard M. Bissell, MKUltra’s Sidney Gottlieb proposes spraying Fidel Castro’s television studio with LSD and saturating his shoes with thallium to make his beard fall out. Gottlieb also hatches schemes to assassinate Castro, including the use of a poisoned cigar, a poisoned wetsuit, an exploding conch shell, and a poisonous fountain pen.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Sidney Gottlieb”; Kris Hollington, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes: The Assassins Who Changed History, St. Martin’s, 2008; Wikipedia, “Operation Mongoose
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3407

Event 21725 (955F65A8)

Date: Spring 1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) The first “midas 2” infrared alert satellite is satellited. Seven copies were launched in total on polar orbits at 3500 km altitude. In this type of detection it is indeed necessary to have a minimum of distance. (1960, Spring)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2156

Event 21726 (7D0E37BE)

Date: Spring 1960
Location: ITALY, Sicily
Description: (Translated from French) Jeweler Salvatore Cianci was driving near Syracuse when a small creature in shiny clothes and wearing a diving cap appeared in the beams of his headlights. It had no arms, but two small wings. Salvatore Cianci suffered a nervous breakdown. (1960, Spring)
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Chronicles of E.T. Appearances” - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 121
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2157

Event 21727 (4C017958)

Date: Spring 1960
Location: USA, Syracuse (New York)
Description: (Translated from French) An electronics engineer who was night fishing, heard a shrill whistle and saw a round object with a rotating light land on the shore. Through an opening, two dwarves with abnormally large heads emerged with a hose and pumped water from the river. Later they appeared to be playing like children. Their bodies sparkled with changing colored lights. (1960, Spring)
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” - éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 101
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2158

Event 21728 (0B055B61)

Date: Spring 1960
Description: (Translated from French) Meeting with Italian jeweler Salvatore Cianci. (Spring)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1862

Event 21729 (D77241C0)

Date: Spring 1960
Time: night
Location: Syracuse, New York
Description: An electronics engineer was fishing when he heard a shrill, whirring sound and saw a round object, with a rotating light on top, land on the shore. The sound gradually stopped, an opening became visible, and two dwarfs with oversized heads came out with a hose and pumped water from the river. Later they appeared to play like children. Their bodies glowed with lights of changing colors.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Binder (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_501

Event 21730 (5D99015E)

Date: 3/23/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Indianapolis (Indiana). (March 23)
Reference: case Blue Book #6691 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1849

Event 21731 (EF1695D1)

Date: 3/23/1960
Time: 03:40
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Description: 2 observer(s). 20M “kite” arcs and maneuvers all over sky. Vibrant bright and metallic. 10 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6344

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular 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: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “215”, HatchDesc: “INDIANAPOLIS,IN:2 OBS:20M “KITE” ARCS+MNVRS ALL OVR SKY:VBRITE+METALLIC:10min”, LatLong: “39.766669 -86.150004”, LatLongDMS: “39:46:00 N 86:09:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21732 (C3692EC2)

Date: 3/23/1960
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Description: A series of balls, arranged like an “X” with one diagonal line (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6691)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2434

Event 21733 (1EEF2F0F)

Date: 3/23/1960
Time: 3:35 AM
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Description: Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. E.I. Larsen. A series of balls, arranged like an “X” with one diagonal line, seen for 3/4 of a minute. Note: little data on the case in the files.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_447

Event 21734 (528D3BE8)

Date: 3/23/1960
Description: At 3:35 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Larsen sighted an object over their residence in Indianapolis, Indiana that looked like a kite made up of little metallic balls. The object or objects moved in an arc through the sky to the west, then made a 180-degree turn, and finally rose and departed vertically. It made no sound. Listed as a U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book unidentified report.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 6681; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 27; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 170
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1625

Event 21735 (4EF3AB8D)

Date: 3/24/1960
Locations: Lambert–St. Louis International Airport; Missouri
Description: Two policemen are in the vicinity of Lambert–St. Louis International Airport in Missouri, one on the north side, the other on the south side. A bright light illuminates the entire area. Three objects in a V-formation whisk overhead. They are round, white, and 9 feet in diameter.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 293
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3408

Event 21736 (5C03007C)

Date: 3/25/1960?
Time: ~15:00
Location: VICHEL, FR
Description: Gas turbine noise. Cylinder/cylindrical object hovers / 5+min. Shoots going quickly southeast sideways like an arrow.
Type: sighting
Reference: LDLN CONTACT LECTEURS: by Series and #. May’68 -JAN’72 (Entire set of 18 issues) LDLN local chapters & individual members’ UFO reports. (Index 50)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6345

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “VICHEL,FR:GAS TURBINE NOISE:CYL HVRS/5+min:SHOOTS >>SE SIDEWAYS like an arrow”, LatLong: “45.433335 3.250000”, LatLongDMS: “45:26:00 N 03:15:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Puy-de-Dôme”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21737 (80BBC73A)

Date: 3/25/1960
Description: Making a noise like a gas turbine, a cylindrical UFO hovered over Vichel at around 3 p.m. in Puy-de-Dome department, France for more than five minutes, then shot away to the southeast, traveling sideways like an arrow.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 5897, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit Lecteurs
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1651

Event 21738 (3E325A47)

Date: 3/31/1960
Time: 19:00
Location: NORTH ATLANTIC
Description: Steamship MV Avafors / location unknown. Night light going south slow. Curves up then down. Going SSW / 220°.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6346

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “N.ATLANTIC:SS MV AVAFORS/loc.unk:NLT > S SLOW:CURVES UP THEN DOWN:>SSW/220°”, LatLong: “42.000002 -63.500003”, LatLongDMS: “42:00:00 N 63:30:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NAT”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21739 (44EED27D)

Date: 4/1960
Location: FRANCE, Puy du Dôme
Description: (Translated from French) Or early May. M. Germain Tichit, a baker, was kneading dough around 2 o’clock in the morning. He heard an unusual noise at the same time he saw flashes of all colors through the window. He went to the doorstep and in the middle of the sloping field was an object in the shape of a spinning top, 10 to 15 m in diameter and 5 m high. The central pivot looked like a bellows that inflated to give the object a horizontal plate on the sloping ground. A metallic cutting sound on top of the noise of the object itself caused a staircase to lower beneath the right side of the object and a small humanoid descended the three steps, stepped onto the ground and advanced. The small being was well built, rather handsome, wearing small boots, dressed in tight trousers and a jacket buttoned in front, gray-green in color, and wearing a helmet similar to that of a fireman of the same color as the jacket. He had a curved saber in a scabbard on his right side, the handle clearly visible. A real whirlwind blew under the object, a kind of hot, stinging wind which M. Tichit felt on his left cheek. The witness advanced towards the creature with the intention of capturing it. The dwarf pilot saw him and pointed a long tube at him which emitted an intense light. The witness then experienced difficulty breathing, bent forward, hands in front of his face, and continued to advance. The being seemed to be frightened, turned around, climbed the ladder and disappeared. The craft rose to about thirty meters, with a whistling sound, and then moved horizontally in waves.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” - éd. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 241, 242
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2163

Event 21740 (C828E296)

Date: 4/1960
Location: NEAR SCAER, FR
Description: Moped malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Man invites observer(s) to 6M saucer / ground. Seats and levers and map and dials…
Type: sighting
Reference: BOEDEC, Jean-Francois: Les OVNI EN BRETAGNE, Anatomie d’un Phenomene. 1978 Editions Fernand Lanore, Paris. (Index 146)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6347

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, CNT: Contactee related, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, CVS: Conversation/communication, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “nr SCAER,FR:MOPED EMEs:MAN INVITES OBS TO 6M SCR/GND:SEATS+LEVERS+MAP+DIALS…”, LatLong: “48.016669 -3.700000”, LatLongDMS: “48:01:00 N 03:42:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Finistère”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 21741 (B31458A1)

Date: 4/1960 (approximate)
Time: 21:00?
Location: SYRACUSE, NY
Description: Fisherman. Saucer lands. Small humanoids (or Greys) draw water / hose. Play like kids. / O. Binder.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 501)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6348

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “120”, HatchDesc: “SYRACUSE,NY:FISHERMAN:SCR LANDS:OIDS DRAW WATER/HOSE:PLAY LIKE KIDS:/O.Binder”, LatLong: “43.050002 -76.133337”, LatLongDMS: “43:03:00 N 76:08:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 21742 (67694592)

Date: 4/1/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) LAUNCH OF TIROS I SATELLITE, FIRST WEATHER SATELLITE, WEIGHT 122 KG. ("Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63) THE FIRST GOOD IMAGES (… OF THE EARTH) WERE THOSE OF TIROS I, WEATHER SATELLITE PUT IN ORBIT BY NASA, ON APRIL 1, 1960. (April 1, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 20
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2159

Event 21743 (FD5AF15F)

Date: 4/1/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of Tiros, 1st weather satellite. (April 1st)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1850

Event 21744 (07B4C616)

Date: 4/1/1960
Time: 12:00
Location: ANGRA DO HEROISMO, AZORES
Description: Metallic saucer skims ground. Red edge. / Diario Insular.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 69)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6349

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

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “ANGRA do HEROISMO,AZORES:MTLC SCR SKIMS GROUND:RED EDGE:/DIARIO INSULAR”, LatLong: “38.650002 -27.200001”, LatLongDMS: “38:39:00 N 27:12:00 W”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Azores”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21745 (E608694E)

Date: 4/1/1960
Time: 06:17:00.0
Location: 27.0000 0.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Air. Country: France Name: “gerb._blanche”
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1838

Extra Data: LatLong: “27.0000 0.0000”, LatLongDMS: “27:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “gerb._blanche”, NukeSource: “BOLT”, NukeType: “A”

Event 21746 (F0F72014)

Date: 4/5/1960
Location: MOZAMBIQUE, Beira
Description: (Translated from French) A flying saucer of orange color landed and 4 small entities fled when the craft exploded.
Reference: Janet and Colin BORD: “Modern Mysteries of the World” - Guild Publishing London 1989, p. 344
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2160

Event 21747 (C4E4E5DF)

Date: 4/5/1960 (approximate)
Location: NEAR BEIRA, MZBQ
Description: Orange saucer whistles and lands. 4 small humanoids (or Greys) run going [to] woods. Saucer explodes! / r8#502.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 77)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6350

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, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Mozambique”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “nr BEIRA,MZBQ:ORG SCR WHISTLES+LANDS:4 OIDS RUN >WOODS:SCR EXPLODES!:/r8#502”, LatLong: “-19.666668 34.833335”, LatLongDMS: “19:40:00 S 34:50:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BEI”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 21748 (BB6085F6)

Date: 4/5/1960
Location: Beira, Mozambique
Description: An orange disk landed with a hissing sound, then exploded, while four dwarfish figures ran away into the brush.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FSR 60, 5; 126 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_502

Event 21749 (F31E7C83)

Date: 4/5/1960
Description: An orange disk landed in Beira, Mozambique with a hissing sound, then exploded, while four dwarfish figures ran off into the brush.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 501
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1846

Event 21750 (5E329D07)

Date: 4/6/1960
Location: USSR, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) FALL OF SPUTNIK 3 LAUNCHED ON MAY 15, 1958
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 135
Reference: LOCATION NOT SPECIFIED
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2161

Event 21751 (5D739548)

Date: 4/6/1960
Time: 18:00
Location: LOOGOOTEE, IN
Description: Navy civil eng. Tech. Large yellow-red ovoid crosses road going south. Silent.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6351

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: “1”, Elev: “164”, HatchDesc: “LOOGOOTEE,IN:NAVY CIV.ENG.TECH:LARGE YLW-RED OVOID CROSSES ROAD >S:SLNT:”, LatLong: “38.683335 -86.916671”, LatLongDMS: “38:41:00 N 86:55:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21752 (8C42D461)

Date: 4/8/1960
Locations: National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia; Soviet Union
Description: Project Ozma, set up only a few days earlier by Frank Drake at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia, seems to hit paydirt. As he slews his antenna off Tau Ceti and onto Epsilon Eridani, Drake is greeted with a strong, periodic, pulsed signal on 1420 MHz, the hyperfine transition emission line of interstellar hydrogen atoms proposed for SETI by Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison, and still favored as a promising hailing frequency for interstellar communications. Drake is ready with a second, low-gain antenna. The pulses are there as well, sadly disproving their extraterrestrial origin. But they are not exactly terrestrial interference, either. The rate at which the phantom signal traverses the sky suggests that it is emanating from an aircraft cruising at unprecedented altitude—perhaps 80,000 feet. At the time, no known aircraft can reach the stratosphere. Such an aircraft, as it happens, doesn’t “come into existence” until the following month, when Francis Gary Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union. (Drake wisely decides to withhold publication of this positive result, so he never does receive proper credit for “discovering” the U-2.) The project only lasts through July.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Project Ozma”; H. Paul Shuch, “Project Ozma: The Birth of Observational SETI,” in Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Springer, 2011, pp. 13–18; Seth Shostak, “Project Ozma,” SETI Institute, July 2021
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3409

Event 21753 (B40DD158)

Date: 4/9/1960
Locations: Pakistan; Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan; Dolon Air Base in Semey, Kazakhstan; SAM test site near Saryshagan, Kazakhstan; Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakhstan; Iranian airstrip at Zahedan
Description: The U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers crosses into the Soviet Union from Pakistan and flies over the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan; the Dolon Air Base in Semey, Kazakhstan; a SAM test site near Saryshagan, Kazakhstan; and the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakhstan. The plane is detected by Soviet Air Defense Forces but avoids intercepts by a MiG-19 and a Su-9. Powers lands at an Iranian airstrip at Zahedan. A 1994 CIA monograph by Gerald K. Haines, “CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947–90,” claims that “According to later estimates from CIA officials who worked on the U-2 project and the Oxcart (SR-71, or Blackbird) project, over half of all UFO reports from the late 1950s through the 1960s were accounted for by manned reconnaissance flights (namely the U-2) over the United States.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “1960 U-2 incident”; Gerald K. Haines, “CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947–90,” Studies in Intelligence 40, no. 5 (1997): 67–84
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3410

Event 21754 (C734B24B)

Date: 4/10/1960
Time: 22:00
Location: SOUTHEAST / LE BOULOU, FR
Description: 2 big white disks over Mt. St. Christophe. Vanish and reappear. Photographs. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LDLN CONTACT LECTEURS: by Series and #. May’68 -JAN’72 (Entire set of 18 issues) LDLN local chapters & individual members’ UFO reports. (Index 28)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6352

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, 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: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “SE/Le BOULOU,FR:2 BIG WHT DISKS ovr Mt.St.CHRISTOPHE:VANISH+REAPPEAR:FOTOS:NFD”, LatLong: “42.494446 2.883333”, LatLongDMS: “42:29:40 N 02:53:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pyrénées-Orientales”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21755 (099EF3BD)

Date: 4/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) As part of his OZMA project, Frank Drake pointed the newly-equipped 29.5m diameter receiver of the NRAO at two stars 11 light-years away, listening intently on the 1420 megahertz frequency suggested as ideal by Cocconi and Morrison’s paper the previous year. On the first day, Drake thought he had hit the jackpot. Aiming at Epsilon Eridani, he immediately recorded a pulsing signal of clearly artificial origin that lasted only 5 minutes. It is now thought to have been an aircraft flying at very high altitude. (April 11th, 6am)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1851

Event 21756 (62C88330)

Date: 4/11/1960
Time: 20:20
Location: SOUTHWEST / STONEHAVEN, SCTL
Description: 6 / car. Red-gold saucer going north to cloud. Exits / different direction. Separate observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 76)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6353

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: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “SW/STONEHAVEN,SCTL:6/CAR:RED-GOLD SCR >N to CLOUD:EXITS/DIFF.DIRECTION:sep.obs”, LatLong: “56.883336 -2.333333”, LatLongDMS: “56:53:00 N 02:20:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21757 (F306FC1F)

Date: 4/12/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting at La Camp (Louisiana). (April 12)
Reference: case Blue Book #6711 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1852

Event 21758 (3D76B331)

Date: 4/12/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Explosion of the first French atomic bomb.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1853

Event 21759 (D6F819B1)

Date: 4/12/1960
Time: 21:00
Location: LACAMP, LA
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6711. Saucer going quickly south plows through trees. Skips off ground. Flies off. Lots / traces.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 169)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6354

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “77”, HatchDesc: “LACAMP,LA:BBK#6711:SCR>>S PLOWS THRU TREES:SKIPS OFF GND:FLIES OFF:LOTS/TRACES”, LatLong: “29.950001 -92.916671”, LatLongDMS: “29:57:00 N 92:55:00 W”, Locale: “Wetlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Louisiana”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21760 (7927FA53)

Date: 4/12/1960
Location: La Camp, LA
Description: A fiery-red disc from the S touch the ground about 1,000 ft (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6711)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2435

Event 21761 (7730C771)

Date: 4/12/1960
Time: 9 PM
Location: LaCamp, Louisiana
Description: Witness: Monroe Arnold. One fiery-red disc exploded four or five times. Analysis of paint samples from explosion proved inconclusive. Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_448

Event 21762 (EF1E00C9)

Date: 4/12/1960
Description: LaCamp, Louisiana. At 9:00 p.m. Monroe Arnold, a physical scientist, saw a fiery-red disc that made a rumbling sound and exploded four or five times while flying through the sky for two to three seconds. It plowed through trees, struck the ground, bounced nine times, and resulted in explosions and flames. It left behind nine ground scars. An analysis of paint samples from the explosion proved inconclusive.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6711; NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1960, p. 4
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1969

Event 21763 (DF60C519)

Date: 4/13/1960
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Description: State Police encounter with highly ma-neuverable elliptical object, red light beams swept ground (NICAP UFOE, V). (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2436

Event 21764 (05C44FDA)

Date: 4/13/1960
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Description: State Police encounter with highly maneuverable elliptical object, red light beams swept ground
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_7

Event 21765 (FC3BDD2B)

Date: 4/16/1960
Time: 17:50
Location: NAPIER, NZ
Description: 3 women. Brilliant pole rises slowly. Turns horizontal and darkens and going northeast to sea.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6355

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: “New Zealand”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “NAPIER,NZ:3 WOMEN:BRILL.POLE RISES SLOWLY:TURNS HORIZONTAL+DARKENS+ >NE TO SEA”, LatLong: “-39.516669 176.916675”, LatLongDMS: “39:31:00 S 176:55:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NI”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21766 (7970C7CF)

Date: 4/16/1960
Description: A brilliant vertical cylinder or pole-shaped object rose slowly over the shore of Napier, New Zealand at 5:50 p.m. It turned horizontal and then darkened. It finally flew to the northeast and out to sea.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, July 1960
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2052

Event 21767 (49D4AE55)

Date: 4/17/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting at Richards, Gebaur AB (Missouri). (April 17)
Reference: case Blue Book #6721 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1854

Event 21768 (CA1F26DF)

Date: 4/17/1960
Time: 20:30
Location: RICHARDS-GEBAUR AIR FORCE BASE, MO
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6721. 2 / 48X-(seen thru) telescope. Red night light turns in sky. High and distant.
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Maj Donald: ALIENS FROM SPACE; Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1973 HB (Index 53)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6356

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, 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, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “332”, HatchDesc: “RICHARDS-GEBAUR AFB,MO:BBK#6721:2/48X-TSCOPE:RED NLT TURNS IN SKY:HI+DISTANT”, LatLong: “38.883335 -94.533338”, LatLongDMS: “38:53:00 N 94:32:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21769 (494E2490)

Date: 4/17/1960
Location: Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO
Description: (Berliner) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6721)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2437

Event 21770 (54E75750)

Date: 4/17/1960
Time: 8:29 PM
Location: Richards-Gebauer AFB, Missouri
Description: Witnesses: USAF Maj. J.G. Ford and Link representative A. Chapdelaine, using a 48x telescope. One reddish glow made an odd orbit for 2.5 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_449

Event 21771 (A89E1F5F)

Date: 4/18/1960
Time: 2100
Location: Lacamp, Louisiana
Description: Mr. Arnold saw a round object, fiery red in color, arriving at high speed from the south. It touched the ground about 300 m away with a loud explosion heard by many people, and a flame. It bounced in an easterly direction for about 300 m, then rose again, turned west and disappeared. The ground was scarred in nine places, and a substance resembling metallic paint was found.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Science & Mechanics Dec., 66 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_503

Event 21772 (E37D98BE)

Date: 4/18/1960
Description: At 9:00 p.m. Mr. Arnold saw a round, fiery red flying object approach at high speed from the south in Lacamp, Louisiana. It touched the ground about 300 meters away with a loud explosion heard by many people, and a flame. It bounced in an easterly direction for about 300 meters, then rose again, turned west and disappeared. The ground was scarred in nine places, and a substance resembling metallic paint was found.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 503
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2111

Event 21773 (9966CC4A)

Date: 4/20/1960
Location: USSR, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) RE-ENTRY OF LUNIK (LUNA) 3 LAUNCHED OCT. 4, 59, LOCATION NOT SPECIFIED
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 110
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2162

Event 21774 (9BBDC42A)

Date: 4/21/1960
Time: 12:00?
Location: GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6724. Unidentified. Poor naval photos / daylight disks. No further details. / photograph only.
Type: sighting
Reference: STEIGER, Brad (ed.): PROJECT BLUEBOOK; Ballentine Books 1976. 423pp. (Index 364)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6357

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), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Caribbean area”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “GUANTANAMO BAY,CUBA:BBK#6724:UID:POOR NAVAL PHOTOS/DAYLITE DISKS:NFD:/pix only”, LatLong: “19.583334 -75.583337”, LatLongDMS: “19:35:00 N 75:35:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21775 (97D75082)

Date: 4/21/1960
Time: 21:00
Location: ESTREMOZ, PORTUGAL
Description: Several / train station. Cylinder/cigar-shape-object flies by. / O Seculo. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 70)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6358

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: “Portugal”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “ESTREMOZ,PORTUGAL:SVRL/TRAIN STATION:CGR-OBJ FLIES BY:/O SECULO:NFD”, LatLong: “38.850002 -7.605556”, LatLongDMS: “38:51:00 N 07:36:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “AAL”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21776 (0FE60A2C)

Date: 4/22/1960
Description: A cigar-shaped UFO flew by a train station at 9:00 p.m. in Estremoz, Portugal.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos case investigation files
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2213

Event 21777 (3708CCAE)

Date: 4/25/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Shelby (Montana). (April 25)
Reference: case Blue Book #6727 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1855

Event 21778 (73203A90)

Date: 4/25/1960
Time: 19:00
Location: SHELBY, MT
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6727. Unidentified. 3M orbs seen 5x since 1957. Slow and fast. Sharp turns. Vanish.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 143)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6359

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, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “180”, Elev: “1002”, HatchDesc: “SHELBY,MT:BBK#6727:UID:3M ORBS SEEN 5x SINCE 1957:SLO+FAST:SHARP TURNS:VANISH”, LatLong: “48.516669 -111.877783”, LatLongDMS: “48:31:00 N 111:52:40 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Montana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21779 (52CCA7F7)

Date: 4/25/1960
Time: 21:00
Location: PLYMOUTH, NH
Description: 1 observer. Scarlet cylinder/cigar-shape hovers / 45 second(s). Going quickly south fast and silent. / r219p12. / r70p3-69.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 68)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6360

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)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “157”, HatchDesc: “PLYMOUTH,NH:1 OBS:SCARLET CGR HVRS/45sec:>>S FAST+SLNT:/r219p12:/r70p3-69”, LatLong: “43.755558 -71.688892”, LatLongDMS: “43:45:20 N 71:41:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Hampshire”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21780 (E4D90D2A)

Date: 4/25/1960
Location: Plymouth, NH
Description: Former Town Selectman saw bright red cigar-shaped UFO hover, speed away. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2438

Event 21781 (CF2A6D2F)

Date: 4/25/1960
Location: Shelby, MT
Description: Saw 5 circular objects fly in trail formation (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6727)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2439

Event 21782 (6C1CDDC0)

Date: 4/25/1960
Time: 7-10 PM
Location: Shelby, Montana
Description: Witness: Mrs. M. Clark. Five circular objects flew in trail formation, hovered and accelerated and made sharp turns. Case file includes other reports from Mrs. Clark for previous 3 years.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_450

Event 21783 (B73599EE)

Date: 4/25/1960
Description: Mrs. M. Clark of Shelby, Montana saw five circular or round objects fly in a trail formation, hover, accelerate, and make sharp turns. A strong white light beam shone down from the balls of light (BOL), which had a red glow. They flew at a low altitude, and made sharp turns.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6727; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 18
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2294

Event 21784 (B321F5A4)

Date: 4/27/1960
Description: Mr. N. N., a painter, was driving from Slagelse to Naestved, Denmark at around 3:00 a.m. when his car engine and lights died. His car stopped twenty feet from a green glowing thirty-foot wide domed disc. The object was shaped like two bowls edge-to-edge, had a shining stripe of light around its center, three portholes, three legs for landing gear, and a central column. It also made a humming sound. Four three-foot tall entities in luminous green costumes emerged. Their uniforms had three dark vertical marks on the chest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Willy Wegner, UFO-Landinger I Danmark, p. 36; Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0492
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2366

Event 21785 (B078891C)

Date: 4/30/1960
Description:

George Adamski appears on Long John Nebel’s late-night TV show on WOR.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Long John Nebel, The Flying Saucer Story (George Adamski interview),” ThriftStoreVinyl YouTube channel, September 4, 2018; “Final Years,” The Adamski Case, June 11, 2009
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3411

Event 21786 (6FB70D6A)

Date: 5/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Off the coast of Florida, numerous American warships detect the presence of a very deep submarine that refuses to move despite their repeated attempts to dislodge it. The military conclude it is a conventional submarine.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1856

Event 21787 (3696AB73)

Date: 5/1960
Time: 13:00
Location: SOUTH / BORNOS RESERVOIR, SP
Description: 1 / motorcycle. 2 red figure(s) / Michelin-Man suits cross road / angle.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 967)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6361

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NFO: No craft seen, RBT: Possible robot or “Grey”, mechanical motions, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “S/BORNOS Rsvr,SP:1/MCYCLE:2 RED FIGs/MICHELIN-MAN SUITS CROSS ROAD/ANGLE”, LatLong: “36.783335 -5.733334”, LatLongDMS: “36:47:00 N 05:44:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CDZ”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21788 (32E9836A)

Date: 5/1960
Locations: Miami, Florida; Retalhuleu; Sierra Madre mountains of Guatemala
Description: The CIA begins to recruit anti-Castro Cuban exiles in the Miami, Florida, area. Infantry training is carried out at a CIA-run base that is code-named JM Trax near Retalhuleu in the Sierra Madre mountains of Guatemala.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Brigade 2506
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3412

Event 21789 (68E8FEC6)

Date: 5/1960
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The NATIONAL INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA in Washington, D.C. announced that the “UFOs or FLYING SAUCERS" are unknown devices, which have been reported by scores of reliable observers, are intelligently controlled machines from outer space.” Vice Admiral R. H. Hillenkoetter, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, stated that the “unknown objects are operating under intelligent control.” He added, “I know that neither Russia nor this country has anything even approaching such high speeds and maneuvers.” Speaking as a NICAP Board Member, Admiral Hillenkoetter said it was high time the secrecy was ended.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_89

Event 21790 (2C92820B)

Date: 5/1/1960
Locations: Peshawar, Pakistan; Baikonur, Kazakhstan; Chelyabinsk, Russia; Plesetsk Cosmodrome; Kyshtym, Russia; Sverdlovsk [now Yekaterinburg]
Description: 6:26 a.m. A US U-2 spy plane, flown by CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, takes off from Peshawar, Pakistan, and performs photographic aerial reconnaissance over Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and Chelyabinsk, Russia. Powers has orders to continue across Siberia to get a look at the new Plesetsk Cosmodrome, but at 8:53 a.m. local time he is hit by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile fired by a defense battalion near Kyshtym, Russia. The U-2 crashes near Sverdlovsk [now Yekaterinburg]. The Soviet Air Defense Forces have anticipated the flight and give orders to “attack the violator.” Powers parachutes safely and is captured. This is the first time in five years of overflights that the US is caught.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “1960 U-2 incident
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3413

Event 21791 (B5587839)

Date: 5/4/1960
Time: 09:20
Location: SARASOTA, FL
Description: Architect. Yellow cylinder/cigar-shape with 4 square windows / side. Ground level. / r8#504p278.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6362

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), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “8”, HatchDesc: “SARASOTA,FL:ARCHITECT:YLW CGR W/4 SQR WINDOWS/SIDE:GND LVL:/r8#504p278”, LatLong: “27.366668 -82.550004”, LatLongDMS: “27:22:00 N 82:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21792 (DD7B9833)

Date: 5/4/1960
Time: 21:20
Location: BEDFORD, MA
Description: Planetarium Tech. Thin white beams / sky. Red sphere appears. Pulses.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6363

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), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “41”, HatchDesc: “BEDFORD,MA:PLANETARIUM TECH:THIN WHT BEAMS/SKY:RED SPHERE APPEARS:PULSES”, LatLong: “42.500002 -71.283337”, LatLongDMS: “42:30:00 N 71:17:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21793 (DC1B1A32)

Date: 5/4/1960
Location: Sarasota, FL
Description: Cigar-shaped UFO with four window-like markings sighted by architect. [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2440

Event 21794 (BCDFCA0C)

Date: 5/4/1960
Time: 0915
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Description: A yellow, elliptical object with four evenly spaced windowlike openings was observed at ground level by an architect.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: NICAP May., 60 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_504

Event 21795 (74A354DC)

Date: 5/4/1960
Description: A yellow, cigar-shaped or elliptical object with four evenly spaced windows was observed at ground level by an architect in Sarasota, Florida at 9:15 a.m.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 504; NICAP Special Bulletin, May 1960, p. 4; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 138; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1967, p. 24 & September 1970, p. 6
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2504

Event 21796 (D7D030BF)

Date: 5/4/1960
Description: In 1960 a giant cigar-shaped object crossed the skies over the town of Botocatu, Brazil during the daytime. It moved at a tremendous speed and was gone from sight in 30 seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs:The Whole Story, p. 221
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2505

Event 21797 (0D2713E7)

Date: 5/5/1960
Location: USSR, Sverdlovsk
Description: (Translated from French) It is remembered that American pilot Gary Powers was shot down by a Soviet missile, aboard his U-2 spy plane, while he was flying over the USSR above the Sverdlovsk Region. Departing from Pakistan to reach Norway by flying over the Urals, aboard this astonishing apparatus capable of covering more than 5000 km at 27000 meters of altitude, he was to take detailed pictures of certain regions or installations of interest to the American secret services. The photographic device equipped on the U-2 allowed to discover details of only 1 meter. (…) Due to its vulnerability, the U-2 spy plane program was interrupted. (May 5th, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 23
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2164

Event 21798 (12D46F72)

Date: 5/5/1960
Location: MALLORCA ISLAND, SPN
Description: Astronomers. 1 / 4 moon-size spinning triangle! / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v7#1.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLAMMONDE, Paris: UFO EXIST!; Ballentine Books, NY 1976. PB 480pp. (Index 437)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6364

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “MALLORCA ISL,SPN:ASTRONOMERS:1/4 MOON-SIZE SPINNING TRIANGLE!:/FSR v7#1”, LatLong: “39.633335 3.000000”, LatLongDMS: “39:38:00 N 03:00:00 E”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BLR”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21799 (91546AC0)

Date: 5/5/1960
Locations: north of Turkey; NASA Flight Research Center; Armstrong Flight Research Center; Edwards Air Force Base; California
Description: NASA issues a press release saying a weather research aircraft has “gone missing” north of Turkey and speculates that the pilot has fallen unconscious and the plane has crashed. Under the impression that the pilot has died and that the plane has been destroyed, a U-2 plane is quickly painted in NASA colors and a photo is shown to the media at NASA Flight Research Center [now the Armstrong Flight Research Center] at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Premier Nikita Khrushchev announces the shoot-down to the Soviet parliament but does not reveal yet that the pilot has survived.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NASA, “U-2,” September 4, 1997
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3414

Event 21800 (F880BF08)

Date: 5/6/1960
Description: Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a rocket-shaped UFO crossed over the town of Vila Ezio, Sao Paulo State, Brazil moving at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Nachtrichten, August 1961, citing Olavo T. Fontes: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 221
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2581

Event 21801 (35C8812F)

Date: 5/7/1960
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN
Description: (McDonald list) Sightings Backed By FPS-20 & FPS-6A (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600507
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2441

Event 21802 (624A8C66)

Date: 5/7/1960
Description: Khrushchev now reveals to the Soviet parliament that Powers is alive and much of the U-2 technologies have survived the crash.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3415

Event 21803 (AFF10D36)

Date: 5/9/1960
Location: Congress
Description: Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles tells Congress that all U-2 flights are used for aerial espionage and are flown pursuant to “presidential directives.”
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3416

Event 21804 (2B62BB82)

Date: 5/10/1960
Locations: Mo.; Soviet Union
Description: House Appropriations Chair Clarence Cannon (D-Mo.) reveals to the press that the U-2 is a CIA plane engaged in aerial espionage over the Soviet Union “under the aegis” of the president. The press begins to suggest that Eisenhower has lost control of the intelligence agencies.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “1960 U-2 incident
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3417

Event 21805 (573DB047)

Date: 5/11/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of the ocean liner France. (May 11)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1857

Event 21806 (8288858F)

Date: 5/13/1960
Location: BRAZIL, Paracuru (Ceara)
Description: (Translated from French) More than a hundred people observed a circular craft of a polished and dark grey, maneuvering and hovering above their heads. It had a bright light on its top and seemed to measure 20 meters in width. At 4 o’clock in the morning the following day, Raimundo Dos Santos saw two discs on the beach and several entities similar to men, small and pale, standing next to them, apparently in conversation. Seeing the farmer, the entities made a gesture to him, but he turned his back and ran away. Coming back later with other men, he discovered the marks left by the discs on the sand. (1960, May 13th and 14th)
Reference: Charles BOWEN: “In Search of Humanoids” - J’ai Lu 1974, p. 124
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2165

Event 21807 (2030066A)

Date: 5/13/1960
Time: 18:30
Location: TABOLEIRO / NAZARE, BRZ
Description: Huge round grey object follows donkey herd going east. Light / top. Low and silent. Quickly going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6365

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, 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, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “TABOLEIRO/NAZARE,BRZ:HUGE RND GRY OBJ FOLOS DONKEY HERD >E:LITE/TOP:LO+SLNT:↑↑”, LatLong: “-3.400000 -39.233335”, LatLongDMS: “03:24:00 S 39:14:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21808 (B8177055)

Date: 5/13/1960
Time: 18:30
Location: OFF PARACURU, BRZ
Description: Dark silent object going down / 100M over fishing boat. 3 observer(s). Blue light going down. Going southwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6366

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off PARACURU,BRZ:DRK SLNT OBJ ↓/100M ovr FISHING BOAT:3 OBS:BLUE LITE ↓:>SW”, LatLong: “-3.333333 -39.000002”, LatLongDMS: “03:20:00 S 39:00:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21809 (5A5525E4)

Date: 5/13/1960
Time: 19:00
Location: PARACURU, BRZ
Description: 100+. 60’ saucer / searchlight. 7 states / huge 2 hour wave. / r111p199+/ FSRv7#3.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6367

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “PARACURU,BRZ:100+:60’SCR/SEARCHLITE:7 STATES/HUGE 2hr WAVE:/r111p199+/FSRv7#3”, LatLong: “-3.400000 -39.066669”, LatLongDMS: “03:24:00 S 39:04:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21810 (A4943FC2)

Date: 5/13/1960
Time: 19:50
Location: FORTALEZA, BRZ
Description: Silent saucer hovers / edge of town. Air Force jet chases. Fast evasive maneuvers.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6368

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “FORTALEZA,BRZ:SLNT SCR HVRS/EDGE of town:AF JET CHASES:FAST EVASIVE MNVRs”, LatLong: “-3.733334 -38.516669”, LatLongDMS: “03:44:00 S 38:31:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21811 (13EE3878)

Date: 5/13/1960
Locations: Paracuru, Ceará, Brazil; Céara state; Rio Grande do Norte; Pernambuco; Paraíba; Bahia; Piauí; Maranhão
Description: 7:00 p.m. More than 100 people at Paracuru, Ceará, Brazil, watch a disc-shaped UFO. Flying about 600 feet in the air at low speed, the silent object maneuvers over the downtown area or a long time. About 60 feet in diameter, it hovers at an angle by a church. A strong bluish light is on top of it. The same day, 20 cities and towns in Céara state, four in Rio Grande do Norte, three in Pernambuco, two in Paraíba, two in Bahia, and one each in the states of Piauí and Maranhão report UFO sightings.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 220–221; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1960, The Author, 2003, pp. 92–93
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3418

Event 21812 (56C1F105)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: There were over 20 UFO sightings including two close encounters in Brazil recorded for this evening in 1960 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. by Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization.
Reference: Johnson
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2796

Event 21813 (D5B085AF)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: Brazil: At shortly before 18:30 a huge cigar-shaped object came from the west at high speed and passed over Campos Sales, Brazil. It two ends were opaque and smoky, but it had a bright light at the center. It was seen by many residents.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, between 6-8pm
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2797

Event 21814 (5EB784BE)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: At 18:30 off the coast at Paracuru, Brazil at the location marked as (2) on the map, three fisherman were frightened when a luminous disc hovered 300 feet over their fishing boat in a clear sky for three minutes. It emitted a strong blue glow but made no sound.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, between 6-8pm
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2798

Event 21815 (E9A53E16)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: At the same time a huge round gray object followed a donkey herd between the towns of Taboleiro and Nazare, Brazil at the location marked as (3). The UFO had a light on its top, and flew low and silently. It rose vertically as it flew off.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, between 6-8pm
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2799

Event 21816 (0302B2F2)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: A 60-foot wide oval-shaped disc, almost circular, with a strong bluish light on top, flew noiseless and then hovered in a tilted position over Paracuru, Ceara State, Brazil (4) at 19:00.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, between 6-8pm
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2800

Event 21817 (EFF33505)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: At 19:45 p.m. a military jet tried to intercept at the location marked as (5) over Fortaleza, Brazil. The UFO made an evasive maneuver, and was gone in a few seconds at supersonic speeds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Olavo T. Fontes, APRO Bulletin, July 1960, pp. 3-5; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR, May 1961; Correio Ceara, May 16, 1960; O Globo, May 25, 1960
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2801

Event 21818 (61AC1752)

Date: 5/13/1960
Description: At 4:00 a.m. the next day (May 14, 1960) Raimondo dos Santos saw two craft land on a hill near a farm called Capin Acu, near the ocean in Paracuru, Ceara State, Brazil. He went near them and saw several small beings, pale-looking, making friendly gestures. He ran away. The creatures wore blue uniforms and white helmets. The previous day at 7:00 p.m., over 100 witnesses observed a dark-gray, circular craft, 20 meters in diameter with a powerful light, maneuvering and hovering in the sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 505, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 58
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2802

Event 21819 (67D5F136)

Date: 5/14/1960
Time: 04:00
Location: PARACURU BEACH, BRZ
Description: 2 metallic disks on beach. 2 small humanoids (or Greys) / helmets by! Gestures. Observer(s) runs.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6369

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1”, HatchDesc: “PARACURU BEACH,BRZ:2 MTLC DISKS ON BEACH:2 OIDS/HELMETS BY!:GESTURES:OBS RUNS”, LatLong: “-3.366667 -39.050002”, LatLongDMS: “03:22:00 S 39:03:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21820 (C0CE99E7)

Date: 5/14/1960
Time: 0400
Location: Paracuru, Brazil
Description: Raimondo dos Santos saw two craft land on hill near a farm called Capin Acu. He went near them and saw several small beings, palelooking, making friendly gestures. He ran away. The creatures wore blue uniforms and white helmets. The previous day at 1900, over 100 witnesses had observed a dark-gray, circular craft, 20 m in diameter with a powerful light, maneuvering and hovering.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Humanoids 37; LDLN 58 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_505

Event 21821 (DA0EFAAC)

Date: 5/14/1960
Location: Paracuru, Ceará, Brazil
Description: 4:00 a.m. Fisherman Raimundo Ursulino dos Santos sees two metallic discs landed on a sandy hill by the beach at Paracuru, Ceará, Brazil. As he approaches, he sees two humanlike beings outside, talking to each other. They are small and pallid. One is dressed in a blue suit with a helmet. Dos Santos turns and runs away. Marks in the sand are found later.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1960, The Author, 2003, p. 93; Patrick Gross, URECAT, September 29, 2007
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3419

Event 21822 (1B675524)

Date: 5/14/1960
Description: At around four a.m. Raimondo dos Santos saw two craft land on hill near a farm called Capin Acu in Paracuru, Brazil. He went near them and saw several small pallid beings, who were making friendly gestures at him. He ran away. The creatures wore blue uniforms with white helmets. The previous day at 7 p.m., over a hundred witnesses had observed a dark-gray, circular craft, 20 meters in diameter with a powerful light, maneuvering and hovering in the sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 505; Olavo T. Fontes, APRO Bulletin, September 1960, p. 5; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 200
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2825

Event 21823 (F38A38C9)

Date: 5/14/1960
Description: A red light 10 feet in diameter paced the Lewis family in their car in Casterton near Mount Gambier, South Australia at 6:50 p.m. It stayed in front of their car for 15 miles.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 170
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2826

Event 21824 (FE58B6B8)

Date: 5/15/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of the first space ship Vostok. (May 15)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1858

Event 21825 (3EDB9D91)

Date: 5/15/1960
Description: (Translated from French) A photograph was taken of a squadron of UFOs in the shape of a “V” above Albuquerque (New Mexico).
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1859

Event 21826 (991EF61A)

Date: 5/15/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Canada, an astronomer goes with his brother to chase a strange sphere that was reported to him: We got within 100 m of the object. It hovered above a large tree, which was about 35 m tall. The object appeared to be circular in shape and was therefore generally a spheroid. It was intensely bright against the dark sky and it went through all the colors of the spectrum with a period of about 2 s (period quite irregular). The object seemed to examine the tree quite closely. It described circles around the top, staying between 15 and 30 m from the ground, passing in front of the tree, then being clearly visible through the branches when it passed behind again. The witnesses get closer but the craft disappears: It left almost due south and disappeared over the horizon. (2 h)
Reference:
Reference:
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1860

Event 21827 (01FEAC59)

Date: 5/15/1960
Description: (Translated from French) The red alert announcing the launch of an attack against the USSR alarms the bombers from the Travis Air Force Base (USA) after the radar detection of “targets” flying over the North Pole towards the United States. The “targets” disappear from the screens. They will later be explained as reflections of the Moon. The disaster is narrowly avoided.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1861

Event 21828 (FABA5191)

Date: 5/16/1960
Time: 03:50
Location: HAWAII TO COLORADO
Description: Time = GMT. 4 separate telescopes record same high-power radio source.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 167)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6370

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, NFO: No craft seen, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Pluto”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “HAWAII to COLORADO:TIME=GMT:4 SEP TSCOPES RECORD SAME HI-POWER RADIO SOURCE.”, LatLong: “90.000004 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “90:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Unknown”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21829 (41D7948B)

Date: 5/17/1960
Time: 19:00
Location: ACARAU, BRZ
Description: Luminous green sphere going south. Stops offshore. Follows coast going southeast. Night light follows later.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 87)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6371

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

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ACARAU,BRZ:LUMn.GRN.SPHERE > S:STOPS OFFSHORE:FOLOS COAST >SE:NLT FOLOS LATER”, LatLong: “-2.800000 -40.116669”, LatLongDMS: “02:48:00 S 40:07:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CEA”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21830 (01C4DAEB)

Date: 5/17/1960
Description: At 6:30 p.m. two men herding donkeys in Taboleiro de Nazare, Ceara State, Brazil were chased by a huge round object at low altitude for about 20 minutes. It pursued them for 18 kilometers, keeping same distance. Finally, after it flew away by climbing very quickly out of sight. Ten minutes later a luminous green ball of light was spotted along the coastline in Acarau, Ceara State, Brazil. It stopped offshore, then followed the coastline to the southeast. Another light followed along after it a short time later.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: (1) Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, case 939, citing APRO Bulletin, September 1960; (2) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 5923, citing Flying Saucer Review
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2924

Event 21831 (CC953BA5)

Date: 5/18/1960
Location: GERMANY, Mainz
Description: (Translated from French) (cf. Dec. 30, 58 between Mainz and Kassel) While Hans Klotzbach was walking in the park, he was suddenly caught in a beam of light. Suddenly one of the extraterrestrials who had taken him in their saucer on May 25, 48 was near him.
Reference: Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998
Reference: follow-up to Oct. 16, 60
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2166

Event 21832 (75E7DDCA)

Date: 5/18/1960
Location: WELLINGTON, NZ
Description: Cigar-UFO with portholes. Time unknown. No further details. / r78p185.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6372

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)

Extra Data: Country: “New Zealand”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “WELLINGTON,NZ:CIGAR-UFO WITH PORTHOLES:TIME UNK:NFD:/r78p185”, LatLong: “-41.250002 174.750008”, LatLongDMS: “41:15:00 S 174:45:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NI”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21833 (A3A23017)

Date: 5/18/1960
Location: Wellington, NZ
Description: Cigar-shaped UFO with “portholes.” [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2442

Event 21834 (8BEEEFC3)

Date: 5/18/1960
Description: One year later a cigar-shaped object w portholes was seen over Wellington, New Zealand.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1959; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 138
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2952

Event 21835 (041F8B80)

Date: 5/19/1960
Location: DILLINGHAM, AK
Description: 25’ ovoid with legs. Grass and oilcans lifted. Antenna spins / bottom/underside. / r249p407.
Type: sighting
Reference: HYNEK, Dr. J. Allen: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT; Dell Publ., NY 1977. 298pp. (Index 146)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6373

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), SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “26”, HatchDesc: “DILLINGHAM,AK:25’OVOID W/LEGS:GRASS+OILCANS LIFTED:ANTENNA SPINS/BTM:/r249p407”, LatLong: “59.044447 -158.461119”, LatLongDMS: “59:02:40 N 158:27:40 W”, Locale: “Tundra”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21836 (D5C4F915)

Date: 5/19/1960
Time: 22:00?
Location: SIRACUSA, SICILY
Description: 1M small humanoid (or Grey) / diving suit seen / headlights. Helmet and “wings”. / FSR’64#4.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 506)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6374

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NFO: No craft seen, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SIRACUSA,SICILY:1M OID/DIVING SUIT SEEN/HEADLITES:HELMET+“WINGS”:/FSR’64#4”, LatLong: “37.050002 15.266667”, LatLongDMS: “37:03:00 N 15:16:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SR”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21837 (4025CCD6)

Date: 5/19/1960
Location: Dillingham, AK
Description: Silver-colored round object 20-25 ft wide with hanging appendages (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2443

Event 21838 (651CE660)

Date: 5/19/1960
Time: night
Location: Siracusa, Italy
Description: Salvatore Cianci, jeweler, and his wife, were driving near this Sicilian town when a creature about 1 m tall appeared in the headlights. It wore a shining coverall and a diving helmet and had two short wings. Mrs. Cianci suffered from shock.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FSR 64, 4 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_506

Event 21839 (0713B812)

Date: 5/19/1960
Locations: Ekuk, Alaska; Dillingham; Wright Patterson AFB
Description: A silver-colored round object, 20–25 feet wide with hanging appendages, hovers 50–100 feet away from Indigenous observers in the village of Ekuk, Alaska, south of Dillingham. It barely clears electric wires 12 feet above the ground. It sucks up two empty five-gallon trashcans and drags them swirling along the ground. It flies between two houses and crosses to the other side of a ridge for 100 yards, drops the trashcans and sucks up some swirling grass, makes a loud sucking sound, then ascends rapidly. Thomas M. Conrow, chief of intelligence at a nearby Air Force Base, interviews the witnesses and concludes that “there still appears to be no logical explanation of the sighting.” At Wright Patterson AFB, Blue Book analysts classify it as a “weather balloon with a radar reflector,” even though it is traveling against the wind.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hynek UFO Report, pp. 146–149; Sparks, p. 284; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1960, The Author, 2003, pp. 99–101
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3420

Event 21840 (2FFC4661)

Date: 5/19/1960
Description: On this night Salvatore Cianci, a jeweler, and his wife, were driving near the Sicilian town of Siracusa, Italy when a creature about one meter tall suddenly appeared in the headlights. It wore a shiny coverall uniform and a diving helmet, and had two short wings. Mrs. Cianci suffered from shock.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Flying Saucer Review, April 1964; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 506; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0498
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2974

Event 21841 (96AB53DB)

Date: 5/19/1960
Description: At 3:50 p.m. twelve UFOs were seen over Long Beach, California swinging in the sky in a pendulum motion.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1961, p. 6
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2975

Event 21842 (B9391CC8)

Date: 5/19/1960
Description: Residents in Ekuk, AK see a 25 foot silver round object hover near electrical wires and suck up trash cans before dragging them on the ground in a swirling motion.

USAF Thomas M. Conrow interviews witnesses and says there is “no logical explanation,” but Project Blue Book classifies the UAP as a weather balloon to debunk the sighting. Records show the UAP traveled against the wind.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_92

Event 21843 (482A1A57)

Date: 5/20/1960
Time: 22:40
Location: VAL POSCHIAVO, SWZ
Description: 1 / (seen thru) binoculars. Blimp-cylinder/cigar-shape with colored beams. Going east and west over town. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v6#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: Periodical: WELTRAUMBOTE: Monthly, Zurich, SWZ. Clipping/B.Mancusi. (Val Poschiavo: #56-57 Nov.-Dec 1960, p23.)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6375

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, 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, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Switzerland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “14”, HatchDesc: “VAL POSCHIAVO,SWZ:1/BINOCS:BLIMP-CGR W/CLRD BEAMS:>E+W OVR TOWN:/FSR v6#5”, LatLong: “46.383336 10.050000”, LatLongDMS: “46:23:00 N 10:03:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GRB”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21844 (F84B1410)

Date: 5/21/1960
Time: 22:00
Location: SOUTHWEST / LEXINGTON, KY
Description: 2 observer(s). 8’ torpedo over lawn. Burnt grass and car malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects) 60 days later.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 180)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6376

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “287”, HatchDesc: “SW/LEXINGTON,KY:2 OBS:8’TORPEDO OVR LAWN:BURNT GRASS+CAR EMEs 60 DAYS LATER.”, LatLong: “38.172224 -85.638893”, LatLongDMS: “38:10:20 N 85:38:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 21845 (D8163FD8)

Date: 5/22/1960
Time: 09:30
Location: PALMA, MAJORCA
Description: Astronomers. Silent delta/triangle/box-like craft spins. Going [to] WSW. / cable going [to] NASA. / r242p123+Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v6#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6377

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “PALMA,MAJORCA:ASTRONOMERS:SLNT DLT SPINS:>WSW:/CABLE >NASA:/r242p123+FSR v6#5”, LatLong: “39.566669 2.633333”, LatLongDMS: “39:34:00 N 02:38:00 E”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BLR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21846 (C79DAB69)

Date: 5/22/1960
Time: 10:30
Location: OCUMARE DEL TUY, VNZL
Description: 20+HIQ observer(s). 30M metallic ovoid maneuvers low. Lands. Physical traces. / r111p185.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 741)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6378

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), DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Venezuela”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “178”, HatchDesc: “OCUMARE del TUY,VNZL:20+ HIQ OBS:30M MTLC OVOID MNVRS LO:LANDS:TRCs:/r111p185”, LatLong: “10.122223 -66.772225”, LatLongDMS: “10:07:20 N 66:46:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MRN”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21847 (01AF9EFB)

Date: 5/22/1960
Location: Majorca Isle, Mediterranean Sea
Description: Palma Observatory reported morning observation of a white triangular UFO, about one-fourth the size of the moon, spinning on its axis. [NICAP UFOE, VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2444

Event 21848 (421CF66E)

Date: 5/22/1960
Locations: Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain; Washington, D.C.
Description: 9:33 a.m. An observatory on Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, sees a white, triangular object one-quarter the size of the moon spinning on its own axis and maintaining a steady course. It cables a report to NASA in Washington, D.C.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 123
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3421

Event 21849 (E94C5C4F)

Date: 5/24/1960
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) MIDAS 2 (1960 ZETA 2° LAUNCHED.
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 92
Reference: continued 7.2.74
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2167

Event 21850 (FF983C20)

Date: 5/24/1960
Location: Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Description: Several doctors, a topographer and policemen saw three UFOs, in-line formation, which landed in a heavily wooded area on a hilltop; diamond-shaped scorched marking found at landing site. [NICAP UFOE, VIII] (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2445

Event 21851 (D68AA753)

Date: 5/25/1960
Time: 12:00?
Location: NEAR GODALMING, SURREY
Description: Grey ovoid hovers / Broadwater Lake / tree height. Going west. / r8#507.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 77)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6379

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: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “18”, HatchDesc: “nr GODALMING,SURREY:GRY OVOID HVRS/BROADWATER LAKE/TREE HEIGHT:>W:/r8#507”, LatLong: “51.200002 -0.594444”, LatLongDMS: “51:12:00 N 00:35:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “3”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21852 (807996FE)

Date: 5/25/1960
Location: Chinthurst Hill, Great Britain
Description: Vera Bowden, 35, saw a gray, elliptical object hovering at tree height over Broadwater Lake for 18 min. Then it left toward the west.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FSR 60, 5 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_507

Event 21853 (2CCD66D0)

Date: 5/25/1960
Description: Vera Bowden, age 35, and a man named Foster saw a gray, elliptical object hovering at tree height over Broadwater Lake in Chinthurst Hill, England for 18 minutes. It then flew off towards the west.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 507
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3084

Event 21854 (24D5405E)

Date: 5/28/1960
Description: Engineer Ronald N. Bracewell, suggests that extraterrestrials may already be in our neighborhood through an autonomous interstellar space probe (now called a “Bracewell probe”) sent for the express purpose of communicating with alien civilizations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Ronald N. Bracewell, “Communications from Superior Galactic Communities,” Nature 186 (1960): 670–671
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3422

Event 21855 (45F861FB)

Date: 6/1960
Time: 07:30
Location: NEAR PIERCE, AZ
Description: 2 / horseback. 2 silent metallic saucers glide up dry wash / low altitude. Going east.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 374)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6380

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: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “262”, HatchDesc: “nr PIERCE,AZ:2/HORSEBACK:2 SLNT MTLC SCRS GLIDE UP DRY WASH/LO ALT:>E”, LatLong: “33.366668 -112.616672”, LatLongDMS: “33:22:00 N 112:37:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21856 (76CA4EA4)

Date: 6/1960
Location: Michigan
Description: The U.S. Air Force is currently investigating films and movies of “UFOs and FLYING SAUCERS” taken over Michigan in February, over Austria and Iowa in March, over Wisconsin in April, and over New York in August, all of this year 1960. They were photographed by a newspaperman, a restaurant owner, a pilot, a housewife, and an astronomer. (A point of information.) I have listed over 171 different photographs or movies taken worldwide since 1905 in my own private “SAUCERIANA COLLECTION.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_90

Event 21857 (F8AAF879)

Date: 6/1/1960
Locations: Worcester (Mass.); Washington, D.C.
Description: Bulkley Griffin, chief of the Worcester (Mass.) Evening Gazette’s Washington, D.C., Bureau, writes a well- reasoned story about the Air Force’s unilateral control of UFO information and its national security implications. He quotes Adm. Hillenkoetter’s opinion that UFOs are intelligently controlled and are neither US nor USSR devices, which is why he is pushing for a Congressional investigation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1960, The Author, 2003, pp. 111–112
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3424

Event 21858 (715E8224)

Date: 6/4/1960
Location: Pacific Ocean, At Sea
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2446

Event 21859 (4A3890B5)

Date: 6/8/1960?
Time: 18:00
Location: QUEENS, NY
Description: Scientist watches echo satellite. Featureless disk passes / 5 minute(s). / r24v1#10.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 143)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6381

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “QUEENS,NY:SCIENTIST WATCHES ECHO SAT.:FEATURELESS DISK PASSES/5min:/r24v1#10”, LatLong: “40.716669 -73.800004”, LatLongDMS: “40:43:00 N 73:48:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21860 (F5FD44C4)

Date: 6/8/1960
Location: New York City, NY
Description: Elliptical UFO sighted by biochemist. [NICAP UFOE, VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2447

Event 21861 (EF87DFC1)

Date: 6/10/1960
Location: USA, near Globe (Arizona)
Description: (Translated from French) At around 00:15 the driver, with her husband asleep next to her in the car and the two children sleeping in the back, was negotiating a right turn about 24 km from Globe, heading towards California, when she saw a small figure on the right side of the road about 100m ahead. It was as if it was ready to cross, and she let go of the accelerator and the car immediately slowed down as if they were going uphill. Simultaneously, the being faced her, pivoted and ran into the bushes out of the headlights’ beam. She stopped abruptly and woke up her husband. The creature was about 90 cm tall, broad shoulders, long arms, dark in color, head shaped like a flattened pumpkin almost. In its head shone two yellow-orange eyes. When it was in profile there was a light radiating beyond its face. She did not see a nose, mouth, or ears. The body was less well defined than the head and she had the impression of hair or fur.
Reference: Charles BOWEN: “In Search of Humanoids” - J’ai Lu 1974, p. 193, 194
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2168

Event 21862 (E459E66E)

Date: 6/10/1960
Location: PORTUGAL, Algoz (Algarve)
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at 03:30. Beings were seen moving around a landed UFO. Shortly afterwards it was seen flying over the region and disappearing. (Henry DURRANT: “First Investigations on ET Humanoids” - Laffont 1977 - p. 175 and 179) At 3:30 in the morning the witness was returning home with his dog, after a walk in the fields. He saw what he thought were the lights of a car. These lights suddenly becoming bigger and brighter, he hid in the bushes. From this hiding place, he observed, terrified, the coming and going of 6 humanoids around a UFO on the ground. The dog panicked and ran away. After a few minutes the object shot up vertically into the sky. The witness took off running towards his house. He was still surprised to see a searchlight directed downwards, scanning the ground 50 meters from his position.
Reference: collaboration of Larry Fenwick, CUFORN, Joaquim Fernandes, CNIFO, Willy Smith, UNICAT Project; listing of Victor Lourenço; “Diario de Noticias”-12.6.60
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2169

Event 21863 (8D4FF274)

Date: 6/10/1960
Location: Spain, unspecified location
Description: (Translated from French) At 3 o’clock Carlos Sabinos, 25 years old, and his friend Filipe were out for a walk when they saw an object they took for a car. As they got closer they noticed the craft had a saucer shape and was emitting an unusual and bright light. They hid behind a mound and were able to observe six small beings who were moving around the disc. Later they entered the vehicle which soon rose vertically and quickly. (exactly the same story as the one in Portugal on the same date???) The two men left their hiding place to run towards their house, but while they were running the craft reappeared and swept the ground with an intense beam of light.
Reference: Jean FERGUSON: “Everything about Flying Saucers”, ed. Leméac, Ottawa, 1972, p. 200
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2170

Event 21864 (22F2496A)

Date: 6/10/1960 (approximate)
Time: 00:20
Location: 4 MILES NORTHWEST / PERIDOT, AZ
Description: Family westbound / US70. Small humanoid (or Grey) stands / N. roadside. No UFO seen.
Type: sighting
Reference: LORENZEN, Coral & Jim: ENCOUNTERS with UFO OCCUPANTS; APRO/Berkley Medallion Books 1976. 424pp (Index 180)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6382

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “800”, HatchDesc: “4mi NW/PERIDOT,AZ:FAMILY WESTBOUND/US70:OID STANDS/N.ROADSIDE:NO UFO SEEN”, LatLong: “33.366668 -110.550005”, LatLongDMS: “33:22:00 N 110:33:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21865 (31342026)

Date: 6/10/1960 (approximate)
Time: 03:30
Location: ALGOZ, PRT
Description: Man sees saucer and hides. 6 “men” around it. Goes straight/strait(s) up. Reappears. Light / ground.
Type: sighting
Reference: BALLESTER OLMOS, Vicente-Juan: CATALOG of 200 TYPE-1 EVENTS in SPAIN & PORTUGAL; CUFOS 1976. (Index 7)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6383

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, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “ALGOZ,PRT:MAN SEES SCR+HIDES:6 “MEN” AROUND IT:GOES STRT UP:REAPPEARS:LITE/GND”, LatLong: “37.166668 -8.305556”, LatLongDMS: “37:10:00 N 08:18:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Algarve”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21866 (F8ADC071)

Date: 6/10/1960
Description: Half a dozen “men” could be seen standing around a landed disc-shaped UFO in Algoz, Portugal at 3:30 a.m. The boarded the craft and the UFO took off vertically. When the witness started to run the object lit up the ground with an intense beam of light. His dog ran away in fear. Later that same night the headlights of a car driving fifteen miles east of Globe, Arizona illuminated a small figure standing 300 feet away. The being turned and ran. It was described as having broad shoulders, long arms, a dark body, no ears or nose, and a large pumpkin-shaped head with two orange glowing eyes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 7 (case 30); Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, pp. 128-129
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3407

Event 21867 (B22747C0)

Date: 6/12/1960
Locations: Quebec; St. Lawrence River; Les Écureuils; Quebec City, Quebec; Japan; Ottawa; Sorel, Quebec; Ohio; Colorado; Montreal; Canada
Description: 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. Following a sonic boom above Quebec, a fiery object falls from the sky from an altitude of 1,000–2,000 feet and splits into two pieces that fall into the St. Lawrence River near Les Écureuils, about 20 miles upriver from Quebec City, Quebec. A beachcomber runs across the pieces, one closer to the shore and visible at low tide, the other one further out and mostly submerged. He retrieves a smaller piece (800 pounds) and sells it to a scrap-metal dealer, who fails to recognize it as ferrous and possibly ships it to Japan. The other piece is picked up by the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment [now DRDC Valcartier] near Quebec City. Wilbert Smith’s Ottawa Flying Saucer Club [later the Ottawa New Sciences Club] tells its members that the material is high-strength metal that is 6 feet in diameter and 2 feet thick at the center with an embedded tube, an “electronic potting can,” and a transistor. CARDE’s analysis is said to have revealed an alloy with a high manganese content, although it was identified as the “normal product of a foundry, consisting of slag with semi- molten scrap embedded in it,” likely coming from Sorel Iron Foundries in Sorel, Quebec. Smith rejects those findings and and conducts his own tests (although he is an electrical engineer and not a metallurgist) on a chunk the club retrieves from the river around July 1, supposedly engaging in a “tremendous amount of detective work on this metal.” In November 1961, Smith tells Ohio UFO researchers C. W. Fitch and George Popovitch: “We are speculating that what we have is a portion of a very large device which came into this solar system…we don’t know when…but it had been in space a long time before it came to Earth; we can tell by the micrometeorites embedded in the surface. But we don’t know whether it was a few years ago—or a few hundred years ago.” In June 1968, the Colorado project’s Roy Craig is in Ottawa and offers to examine the club’s chunk of metal because they had offered it to Condon a year earlier. Craig obligingly takes a piece with him but does not analyze it since there is no connection to a UFO and it looks like foundry slag anyway. Later, the Montreal UFO Society’s Ronald Anstee has a piece of it analyzed by an independent metallurgist, who finds that the composition “does not correspond to any known commercial manganese steel.” In September 1967, Eric Smith of the Canada Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources visits the Ottawa club and examines their large artifact, but fails to report back. In 1969, the National Research Council’s Peter Millman takes a look and is convinced that it is ordinary manganese steel from the Sorel plant.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:The Mysterious Chunk of Hardware at Ottawa,” Topside, no. 20 (Spring 1966): 4–6; Frank Edwards, FS Serious Business, Bantam ed., 1966, pp. 48–49; “The Mystery of UFO Hardware,” Topside, no. 24/25 (Spring/Summer 1967): 10–11; “Unidentified Hardware Mystery Deepens,” Topside, no. 27 (Winter 1968): 4–9; “Latest Report on the Mystery Metal,” Topside, no. 29 (Summer 1968): 11– 12; Condon, pp. 133–135; “Canada’s Mysterious Chunk of Metal,” Spacelink 6, no. 2 (January 1970): 6–9; “More Mystery Added to Ottawa’s Mysterious Chunk of Hardware,” Topside, no. 33 (Winter/Spring 1970): 13–17; “Latest Report on Ottawa’s Mystery Metal,” Topside, no. 34 (Summer/Fall 1970): 22–23; “New Deveopments on Ottawa’s Mystery Metal,” Topside, no. 35 (Winter 1971): 29–33; Story, pp. 208–209; John Robert Colombo, UFOs over Canada, Hounslow, 1991, pp. 53–56; Roy Craig, UFOs: An Insiders’ View of the Official Quest for Evidence, University of North Texas, 1995, pp. 121–132; Good Above, pp. 188–189; Chris Rutkowski, Canada’s UFOs: Declassified, August Night, 2022, pp. 166, 229–249
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3425

Event 21868 (2D0C1684)

Date: Summer 1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Walkerton (Ontario), 5 policemen observe and pursue for 1 hour in 2 cars a small object of about 1 m in diameter. The policemen in radio liaison try to follow a nocturnal light that moves at low altitude, along various country roads, then the light stops near a large tree, in the middle of a cultivated field, and the policemen’s cars arrive at a distance of less than 100 m from this tree. The witnesses observe for a long time with caution then try to approach on foot: It hovered above a large tree, which rose alone in the middle of a cultivated field. We were about 100 m from the tree, which was about 35 m high. The object, which subtended an angle of about 1/4 °, which implies a real diameter less than 0.90 m, appeared circular in shape and was therefore probably a spheroid. It was intensely bright against the dark background of the sky and it passed through all the colors of the spectrum with a fairly irregular period of about 2 s. Given its brightness, I may have slightly overestimated its angular dimension and 1/4 ° should perhaps be considered a maximum. The minimum estimate would certainly be 1/8 °. The object seemed to examine the tree quite closely. It described circles around the top, standing between 15 and 30 m from the ground, passing in front of the tree, then clearly visible through the branches when it passed behind. We watched it continue this apparent “reconnaissance” of the tree for several minutes. It moved deliberately and intentionally in its inspection of the tree, making short stops at points of interest and giving a distinct impression of intelligent behavior. Then, as we absolutely wanted to photograph it, we crossed the fence and slowly approached the tree, on the side facing West. We had barely gone 3 m when it “noticed” us and, with a powerful and silent acceleration, it left almost due south and disappeared over the horizon, with a slightly ascending trajectory, and 2.5 s approximately, without any noise. I believe that one can rely on my evaluation of distances and times because at the time I did a lot of athletics and was therefore well trained in this respect. Even taking into account the exceptional circumstances, these figures are probably accurate to within 20% (Summer, 2 h)
Reference: [Poher 2003].
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1865

Event 21869 (88CE7C10)

Date: Summer 1960
Location: Orbit of the Earth
Description: “Mystery satellite” tracked, photographed by Grumman.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_237

Event 21870 (309D4559)

Date: Summer 1960
Location: Walkerton, Ontario
Description: 2:00 a.m. Two brothers are alerted by their journalist brother about an elusive UFO that local police in Walkerton, Ontario, have been pursuing for about an hour. They drive out along country roads until they get within 300 feet of the object, which is hovering around a large tree. The object is circular and apparently about 3 feet in diameter. It is very bright and changes color repeated. It then circles the tree purposefully for several minutes. The brothers climb a fence and approach it, but the UFO suddenly accelerates and disappears to the south.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, Ballantine ed., 1974, pp. 54–56
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3423

Event 21871 (FAEF8905)

Date: 6/21/1960
Description: NICAP sends a confidential report to the US Congress on “Dangers of Secrecy on UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and Digest of Documented Evidence” urging legislators to go on the record about the reality of UFOs.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald E. Keyhoe, “Confidential NICAP Report to Congress: Dangers of Secrecy on UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and Digest of Documented Evidence,” June 21, 1960
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3426

Event 21872 (D94A7D79)

Date: 6/22/1960
Location: Clan Lake, Northwest Territories
Description: 6:20 p.m. John Person is setting up camp at Clan Lake, Northwest Territories, on a prospecting expedition and is waiting for his partner. He hears a noise like an aircraft approaching and something bounces and hits the surface of the lake about 1,700 feet behind him. Person sees an object 4–6 feet wide with arms or spokes is rotating rapidly in the water, but gradually slows down and stops spinning. When his partner arrives, they get into a canoe and travel to the impact area. They find an area of burned grass and another area where grass it cut up in small pieces. They use a pole to probe the lake bottom and find a channel that is one foot deeper at one end and three feet deeper at the other, RCMP Cpl. Matheson flies to the lake in a seaplane on July 19 and August 15 and finds the impact area as Person has described but no submerged object.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “Report of Strange Object Striking Clan Lake, Clan Lake Dist., N.W.T.,” July 19, July 25, and August 25, 1960; Chris Rutkowski, Canada’s UFOs: Declassified, August Night, 2022, pp. 98–102
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3427

Event 21873 (820A8366)

Date: 6/22/1960
Description: A strange flying object struck Clan Lake, which is located some 30 miles north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada at around 6 p.m. About 20-25 minutes after a airplane had dropped off witness C. T. Wright, he heard a noise that sounded like a large plane in the distance. The noise got louder but he could not see anything in the sky. He then heard something strike the water behind him and saw an object with arms or spokes rotating in the water. It was rotating very rapidly and throwing water, but gradually it began to spin less and finally stopped. It was about 1700 feet away from him. When his partner arrived they took a canoe and went over to the shallow spot in the lake where the object hit the water. There was grass about 18 inches high were the object hit and it appeared to be burnt and cut up over an area of 20 feet by 60 feet. They felt around in the water with their paddles where the floor of the lake was very much disturbed and muddy, and one to three feet deeper than the surrounding lake proper. The object looked to be about 4-6 feet wide. Mr. Wright did not see any steam when the object hit the water. He and his partner went back to the location on two more occasions but could find nothing.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Carl Feindt, www.waterufo.net, citing RCMP report courtesy of Chris Styles
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3603

Event 21874 (1F1DA3A1)

Date: 6/22/1960
Description: Former CIA director Adm. R. H. Hillenkoetter states in a newspaper that UAP flying saucers are “operating under intelligence control,” and they’re not U.S. or Russian. Hillenkoetter states the Air Force is not telling U.S. citizens the truth about UAP.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_93

Event 21875 (B6EF6E82)

Date: 6/28/1960 (approximate)
Time: 12:00
Location: LOUVIERS, FR
Description: 1 / garden. Fat 20M cylinder/cigar-shape / 30M altitude going northeast slow. Orange and white. Sound = swarm of bees.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 138)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6384

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LOUVIERS,FR:1/GARDEN:FAT 20M CGR/30M alt >NE SLOW:ORG+WHT:SOUND=SWARM of BEES”, LatLong: “49.233336 1.166667”, LatLongDMS: “49:14:00 N 01:10:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EUR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21876 (36585F1E)

Date: 6/29/1960
Time: 11:30
Location: SUNLANDS, RSA
Description: Several / farm. 10M cylinder/cigar-shape hovers and turns / 200M altitude. Possible landing / hills. Balloon?
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 85)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6385

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Republic of South Africa”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “SUNLANDS,RSA:SVRL/FARM:10M CGR HVRS+TURNS/200M alt:POSS.LANDING/HILLS:balloon?”, LatLong: “-33.933335 25.400001”, LatLongDMS: “33:56:00 S 25:24:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CAP”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21877 (29ECF70D)

Date: 7/1960
Location: Canada, Chapais (Abitibi)
Description: (Translated from French) Three workers were inspecting and repairing the Canadian National Railway at a place called Sub-Anville, in the Chapais region. Mr. Georges Godbout, a man in his fifties, communicated this case to us which he witnessed with his two companions. (…) The railway workers were hard at work. Suddenly a shrill noise rises, amplifies, to the point where the men feel unwell. (…) It is then that they see, 300 m in front of them, an object advancing on the railway track. It is dazzling like a well-polished metal that shines in the sun. As only one train passes per day, the men are perplexed. (…) Suddenly the object moves away from the track and hovers a few meters above an inaccessible savannah where it stops and stays a few meters from the ground. The men, disturbed by the noise, “a whirring of a top”, can see its profile. It is an object in the shape of a top of a metallic green, throwing off luminous flashes. (…) An opening appears in front of the astonished witnesses and a kind of small ladder is placed on the threshold of the craft. A “being” well proportioned advances and descends about three rungs. He wears a fitting, greenish uniform. He is about 1 m 60 tall. His head is covered with a helmet that encloses it, and on his face there is a mask like that of a basketball referee. When he comes out he casts a circular glance, but his head does not seem to be mobile, the whole body turns at the same time. (…) He immediately climbs back up. The object rises with an unbearable noise, it flies over the railway track and moves away a little, rises into the sky and quickly disappears into space. (July 1960)
Reference: Jean FERGUSON: “The Humanoids…” - ed. Leméac, Ottawa, 1977, p. 39,40
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2171

Event 21878 (E6F0EFAE)

Date: 7/1960
Time: 07:00
Location: SCANDALE, ITL
Description: 1 observer. 2M grey metallic torpedo passes / few meters altitude. Straight and level flight. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 51)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6386

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SCANDALE,ITL:1 OBS:2M GRY MTLC TORPEDO PASSES/few METERS ALT:S/L FLITE:NFD”, LatLong: “39.116669 16.950001”, LatLongDMS: “39:07:00 N 16:57:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CZ”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21879 (B9308063)

Date: 7/1960
Location: US Senate
Description: Members of the US Senate Preparedness Committee and the House Science and Astronautics Committee, as well as the CIA, ask for hearings on USAF’s handling of UFOs.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 922
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3428

Event 21880 (285150CD)

Date: 7/1/1960
Location: Canada
Description: Canadian authorities possibly recover “very strange metal”. Non-US military.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_236

Event 21881 (BF204296)

Date: 7/1/1960
Time: 10:30
Location: NEAR LEEFE, WY
Description: 3 / mine. Silent 55M saucer hovers 50’ / slag heap. 5 transparent domes / bottom/underside. Going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6387

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: “1”, Elev: “1127”, HatchDesc: “nr LEEFE,WY:3/MINE:SLNT 55M SCR HVRS 50’/SLAG HEAP:5 XPRNT DOMES/BTM:>>S”, LatLong: “42.000002 -110.583339”, LatLongDMS: “42:00:00 N 110:35:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wyoming”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21882 (C218369A)

Date: 7/1/1960
Location: Leefe (near), WY
Description: Hovering disc like “two dinner plates face to face,” ascended and sped away. [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2448

Event 21883 (61B36B3A)

Date: 7/1/1960
Locations: Leefe Mine; Lincoln County, Wyoming
Description: 10:30 a.m. Four witnesses at the Leefe Mine in Lincoln County, Wyoming, see a shiny disc move in from the south and hover above a slag heap. It has a diameter of at least 185 feet and is 14 feet thick. Five transparent bubbles are visible on the bottom as it rocks gently before moving off to the south at high speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, p. 221
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3429

Event 21884 (A76C72E1)

Date: 7/2/1960
Time: 03:00
Location: NEAR PUERTO RICO
Description: Luminous UFO paces Venezuelan.airliner / 20 minute(s). Shoots away. / LDLN#334p3.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 121)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6388

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, 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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Caribbean area”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “nr PUERTO RICO:LUM.UFO PACES VENEZUELAN.AIRLINER/20min:SHOOTS AWAY:/LDLN#334p3”, LatLong: “19.000001 -67.000003”, LatLongDMS: “19:00:00 N 67:00:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PRC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21885 (9827A435)

Date: 7/2/1960
Location: Maiquetia (near), Venezuela
Description: Pilot and crew of Venezuelan Airlines Super-Constellation arriving from Spain, reported plane was followed by a luminous UFO. [NICAP UFOE, X] (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2449

Event 21886 (700F919A)

Date: 7/2/1960
Location: Kankakee, Illinois
Description: Early morning. A couple driving in the vicinity of Kankakee, Illinois, see the landscape light up with a bright blue light as a ball of fire approaches out of the south. It passes above their car dragging a trail of bluish light behind it. The inside of the car heats up uncomfortably, waking up their daughter and her husband who are asleep in the back. The light gradually fades and disappears in the north.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 221–223
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3430

Event 21887 (BC098FA2)

Date: 7/3/1960
Time: 16:30
Location: NORTHEAST / YACANTO, ARG
Description: Air Force Captain / car photographs cone. 8M tall-4M diameter. Spins. Slow and silent. / r11p331.
Type: sighting
Reference: FSR CASE HISTORIES. Bimonthly/London. Supplements 2 - 18 (final issue) (Index 17)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6389

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “745”, HatchDesc: “NE/YACANTO,ARG:AF CAPT/CAR FOTOS CONE:8M TALL-4M diam:SPINS:SLOW+SLNT:/r11p331”, LatLong: “-31.833335 -64.750003”, LatLongDMS: “31:50:00 S 64:45:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CRD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21888 (98DF1938)

Date: 7/3/1960
Locations: Argentine Air Force; Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba, Argentina
Description: 4:30 p.m. Argentine Air Force Capt. Hugo F. Niotti is driving north near Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba, Argentina, when he notices a dark object hovering to the right of the road. He stops his car, grabs his camera, and takes a photo of the object, which is moving slowly over a field. As he is winding the film to take another shot, the object accelerates and disappears into the clouds. The photo shows a conical object low above the ground, as well as a horse whose attention is attracted to the object. Analysis shows that the object is about 23 feet high, 20 feet in diameter, and 56 feet above the ground.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Guillermo C. Roncoroni and Gustavo J. Alvarez, “Foto de OVNI Avalada por la Fuerza Aerea Argentina,” UFO Press 1, no. 3 (April 1977): 32–38; “Cone-Shaped UFO Photographed in Argentina,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 8 (December 1980): 1; Johannes Koch, “Correspondence,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 2 (February 1981): 2; Willy Smith, “The Yacanto, Cordoba, Argentina, Photograph, 07-03-1960,” UFO Casebook; Willy Smith, “UFOs in Latin America,” UFOs 1947–1987, Fortean Tomes, 1987, pp. 104–106
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3431

Event 21889 (B82E28DE)

Date: 7/3/1960
Description: An Argentinean Air Force Captain photographed a cone-shaped UFO between Yacanto and Cordoba, Argentina at 4:30 p.m. There was a mystery fall of ice from the sky in Portage, Pennsylvania.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 17; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 788
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3801

Event 21890 (E309DBD0)

Date: 7/6/1960
Time: ~20:30
Location: TELI, TUVINSK., RUSSIA
Description: 8 scientists. Moon-object 45° over horizon. Going north at 1.5° / minute. / LDLN#204.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6390

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, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “TELI,TUVINSK.,RUS:8 SCIENTISTS:MOON-OBJ 45°OVR HRZN:>N @1.5°/minute:/LDLN#204”, LatLong: “51.083336 90.200004”, LatLongDMS: “51:05:00 N 90:12:00 E”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TUV”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21891 (450DC1D8)

Date: 7/6/1960
Location: Texas
Description: Responding to NICAP’s “Dangers of Secrecy on UFOs” report, Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex.) states that he has ordered the staff of the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee to keep a close watch on UFO developments.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:NICAP UFO Report: Extension of Remarks of Hon. Leonard G. Wolf of Iowa in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 31, 1960,” Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 86th Congress, Second Session, vol. 106, Part 14, pp. 18955–18956
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3432

Event 21892 (1E26A8FE)

Date: 7/6/1960
Description: A moon-like object was sighted by eight scientists over Teli, Russia at a 45-degree elevation above the horizon. The UFO flew to the north moving at 1.5 degrees of arc per minute.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript, p. 79; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 185
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3875

Event 21893 (5FD862C8)

Date: 7/8/1960
Time: 12:00?
Location: KAMCHUK R.W / TELI, RUSSIA
Description: Same scientists and saucer. Appears from mountains / west. Unpopulated area.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6391

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, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “KAMCHUK R.W/TELI,RUS:SAME SCIENTISTS+SCR:APPEARS fm MTNS/W:unpopulated area”, LatLong: “51.083336 89.966671”, LatLongDMS: “51:05:00 N 89:58:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TUV”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21894 (B384465A)

Date: 7/13/1960
Locations: Washington National Airport; Levelland
Description: The Air Force gives a preliminary briefing to associate counsel Stuart French, staff member of the Senate Preparedness Committee, who wants to know about USAF explanations for the Washington National Airport and Levelland cases.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacobs, UFO Controversy in America, Signet ed., 1976, p. 156
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3433

Event 21895 (63B8B558)

Date: 7/14/1960
Location: Miho AFB (2 miles E of), Japan
Description: Pilot Sees Oblong Object At Very High Speed (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 1, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600714
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2450

Event 21896 (82154B0D)

Date: 7/15/1960
Description: The Air Force gives a major briefing on UFOs for congressional staffers: Chief Counsel Robert Smart (House Committee on Armed Services); Spencer Beresford, Richard Hines, and Frank Hammill (House Science and Astronautics Committee). Charles S. Sheldon II, technical director of the House Science and Astronautics Committee, is also present. The USAF reps are Robert Friend, Lawrence J. Tacker, Hynek, and Maj. Gen. Arno H. Luehman. CIA officers Richard Payne and John S. Warner are possibly there as well. The staffers are skeptical; Smart accuses the Air Force of withholding information and wants to be kept informed of sightings and investigations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacobs, UFO Controversy in America, Signet ed., 1976, pp. 156–159; Marcia S. Smith, The UFO Enigma, Congressional Research Service Report No. 83-205, June 20, 1983, pp. 65–66; Swords 291–292; “Saucer Reading Fest,” Saturday Night Uforia, January 25, 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3434

Event 21897 (65A6F98E)

Date: 7/19/1960
Time: 20:30
Location: ST. LOUIS, MO
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6858. 8+observer(s) / 3 nights. Small sphere/orb/globe with lights / edge. Rotation = 20 rpm. / r59p144.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6392

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “138”, HatchDesc: “ST LOUIS,MO:BBK#6858:8+OBS/3 NITES:SML ORB W/LITES/EDGE:ROTn=20rpm:/r59p144”, LatLong: “38.633335 -90.200004”, LatLongDMS: “38:38:00 N 90:12:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21898 (3CC44083)

Date: 7/19/1960
End date: 7/21/1960
Location: St. Louis, MO
Description: Round, bright red light fly overhead, stop, hover, and back up (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6858)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2451

Event 21899 (0DC17966)

Date: 7/19/1960
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Description: Witness: T.L. Ochs. One round, bright red light flew overhead, stopped and hovered, and then backed up. Sighting lasted 20 minutes. Note: Ochs reported similar sightings on three following nights.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_451

Event 21900 (675FA8E3)

Date: 7/19/1960
Description: 8:30 p.m. CDT. Witness T. L. Ochs of St. Louis, Missouri reported watching a round, bright red light that flew overhead, stopped and hovered, and then backed up. The sighting lasted 20 minutes. Note: Ochs reported similar sightings on three following nights. An hour later, another witness named Sokol reported seeing a round red ball or wheel-like object with a central nucleus; around it were revolving or orbiting lights or balls. They winked off.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6858; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4197

Event 21901 (94E25955)

Date: 7/21/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in Saint-Louis (Missouri). (19-21 July)
Reference: case Blue Book #6858 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1863

Event 21902 (2FD5461E)

Date: 7/21/1960
Description: (Translated from French) The press widely takes up a collision that takes place in the port of New York between the tanker Alkaïd and an unknown half-submerged object of which no trace was found.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1864

Event 21903 (68DB61C5)

Date: 7/21/1960
Description: On this evening a power failure occurred in Miami, Florida after a misty blue cloud with a bright center was seen. A crowd chased a “spaceman” wearing bubble headgear “with gold in it” down Collins Avenue, but lost him.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0501, citing newspaper clipping dated July 22, 1960
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4265

Event 21904 (45545668)

Date: 7/22/1960
Time: 22:00
Location: MARTIN, TN
Description: Girl / 13. Saucer hovers. Rudderlike protrusion. Large oily circles found. / r180p24.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6393

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), DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “126”, HatchDesc: “MARTIN,TN:GIRL/13:SCR HVRS:RUDDERLIKE PROTRUSION:LRG OILY CCLs FOUND:/r180p24”, LatLong: “36.344446 -88.850004”, LatLongDMS: “36:20:40 N 88:51:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Tennessee”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21905 (68B444BD)

Date: 7/22/1960
Description: At ten o’clock in the evening a disc-shaped object with a fin or rudder-like proturberance was seen hovering over Martin, Tennessee by a 13-year-old girl. After it left large oily circles were found on the ground.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, March 1972, p. 27
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4297

Event 21906 (39E68704)

Date: 7/24/1960
Time: 20:50
Location: PORTVILLE, NY
Description: Cop and 2. 2 silver cigars change shape and color(s). Hover. Going NNW. Turn going south. / r114p54.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 64)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6394

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), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “434”, HatchDesc: “PORTVILLE,NY:COP+2:2 SLVR CGRS CHANGE SHAPE+CLRS:HVR:> NNW:TURN>S:/r114p54”, LatLong: “42.038891 -78.338893”, LatLongDMS: “42:02:20 N 78:20:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21907 (4BC1FA3E)

Date: 7/24/1960
Location: Portville, NY
Description: State policeman reported two dumbbell-like UFOs. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2452

Event 21908 (1E969532)

Date: 7/24/1960
Description: Frank Porcello and two others saw two UFOs maneuver over Portville, New York at 8:45 p.m. The sighting lasted more than four minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 64; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 113
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4351

Event 21909 (EA5327F6)

Date: 7/26/1960
Description: Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker writes to Stringfield that “There is absolutely no truth in the charge that the Air Force or any other governmental agency is withholding information on the subject of UFOs from the general public.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Stringfield, Situation Red, Fawcett Crest, 1977, p. 167
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3435

Event 21910 (C3BC0531)

Date: 7/30/1960
Time: 23:30
Location: BISHOPBRIGGS, SCT
Description: 18+observer(s). Bell-saucer low and slow / 60 minutes. Electric humming. Lit portholes. Glows.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 85)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6395

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

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “76”, HatchDesc: “BISHOPBRIGGS,SCT:18+OBS:BELL-SCR LOW+SLOW/60mins:ELCTRIC HUM:LIT PORTS:GLOWS”, LatLong: “55.900003 -4.233334”, LatLongDMS: “55:54:00 N 04:14:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21911 (980122D9)

Date: 7/31/1960
Time: 17:00
Location: NASHVILLE, OH
Description: 2 observer(s). Slow silent cylinder/cigar-shape passes. Painfully brilliant. Vanishes in place.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6396

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “782”, HatchDesc: “NASHVILLE,OH:2 OBS:SLOW SLNT CGR PASSES:PAINFULLY BRILLIANT:vanishes in place”, LatLong: “40.600002 -82.111115”, LatLongDMS: “40:36:00 N 82:06:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21912 (8D666FDF)

Date: 7/31/1960
Time: 17:00
Location: AUCKLAND, NZ
Description: 4 / (seen thru) binoculars. Shiny metallic ‘parachute’ hovers / BROWNs bay. No cords or rider.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 727)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6397

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: “New Zealand”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “AUCKLAND,NZ:4/BINOCS:SHINY MTLC ‘PARACHUTE’ HVRS/BROWNs BAY:no cords or rider”, LatLong: “-36.866668 174.700008”, LatLongDMS: “36:52:00 S 174:42:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NI”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21913 (5921838C)

Date: 7/31/1960
Description: At 5:00 p.m. in Nashville, Ohio a very bright cigar-shaped object passed by slowly. Its light was so intense it caused eye irritation for the two witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, July 1960; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, September 1962, p. 36
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4522

Event 21914 (FE760E3B)

Date: 8/1960
Location: FRANCE, Meussia
Description: (Translated from French) During the night, around 3 o’clock, the child Jouffroy got up and went to a meadow behind the house. He returned scared having seen a white and luminous phenomenon. Mrs. Grandmottet then got up to accompany him, she also saw the strange phenomenon and thought she heard a strange noise. She returned to the house and asked Mrs. Jouffroy if she had hung out sheets. The three witnesses then noticed that apparently just behind the hedge, a kind of long white rectangle was placed or very close to the ground. They heard a noise of metal and stones being moved. Afraid, the witnesses went back inside. When a little later they looked out the window, everything had disappeared.
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 242
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2178

Event 21915 (17E3A090)

Date: 8/1960
Location: FRANCE, Brittany
Description: (Translated from French) At around 3pm, G.P., a merchant from Dijon, was driving a truck with two employees in the center of Brittany. Suddenly, they saw on the road, about 100 meters ahead of them, three figures about 2 meters tall, wearing khaki scuba suits with some kind of helmet on their heads, who immediately turned around. The truck accelerated to about 60 km/h to catch up to them, but they moved faster above the ground and disappeared into an opening in the hedge on the side of the road. When they arrived at this spot, the passengers of the truck saw a saucer about 4 meters high, about fifteen meters above the ground. It rose and disappeared in a few seconds into the sky. Its diameter was about ten meters according to the circle of scorched grass it had imprinted on the ground.
Reference: Jean-Francis CROLARD: “The Enigma of the E.T.” - ed. Guy Trédaniel 1995, p. 84
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2179

Event 21916 (839EDB61)

Date: 8/1960
Location: GRUMMAN ARCRFT CO TRACKS AND PHOTOS MYSTERY EARTH SATELLITE / SEVERAL DAYS
Description: Many observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: KEHOE, Maj Donald: ALIENS FROM SPACE; Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1973 HB (Index 162)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6398

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, RDR: Radar traces/blips, TCH: New technical details/clues, HST: Historical account

Extra Data: Country: “Earth Orbit or seen from space stations/capsules”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “GRUMMAN ARCRFT CO TRACKS+PHOTOS MYSTERY EARTH SATELLITE/SVRL DAYS:MANY OBS”, LatLong: “90.000004 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “90:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CLF”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21917 (838EEE27)

Date: 8/1960
Time: 01:30
Location: BELMONT, NSW
Description: Buzz. Big top-saucer / backyard! Pseudo-human/entity / south-suit walks going [to] house. Sees observer(s) and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: Database/website: BASTERFIELD, KEITH: ENTCAT97.DOC: Catalog of Australian Entity and related reports: October 1997
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6399

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, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “BELMONT,NSW:BUZZ:BIG TOP-SCR/BACKYARD!:PSH/S-SUIT WALKS > HOUSE:SEES OBS+AWAY”, LatLong: “-32.916668 151.700007”, LatLongDMS: “32:55:00 S 151:42:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21918 (C72DC4F0)

Date: 8/1960?
Time: 02:00
Location: NEAR WALKERTON, ONT
Description: Scientist/science and cops. 3’ saucer closely examines tree. Flies off when approached.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 105)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6400

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “66”, Elev: “255”, HatchDesc: “nr WALKERTON,ONT:SCI+COPS:3’ SCR CLOSELY EXAMINES TREE:FLIES OFF WHEN APPRCHD”, LatLong: “44.127780 -81.205559”, LatLongDMS: “44:07:40 N 81:12:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21919 (FC1BF2E7)

Date: 8/1960
Time: 03:00
Location: MEUSSIA, FR
Description: 3 observer(s). Strange glowing white rectangle / ground. See Cazalla de la Sierra, Sp.
Type: sighting
Reference: FIGEUT, Michel & RUCHON, Jean-Louis: OVNI - Le Premier Dossier…; Alain LeFeuvre, Paris 1979. (Index 242)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6401

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “MEUSSIA,FR:3 OBS:STRANGE GLOWING WHT RECTANGLE/GND:see CAZALLA de la SIERRA,SP”, LatLong: “46.500002 5.733334”, LatLongDMS: “46:30:00 N 05:44:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Jura”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 21920 (63FDE36B)

Date: 8/1960
Time: 09:20
Location: HAMBURG, GER
Description: 7M saucer-on-edge descends / garden. 3 beams / light / center. Haze and gas. P279.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 508)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6402

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), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “HAMBURG,GER:7M SCR-ON-EDGE DESCENDS/GARDEN:3 BEAMS/LITE/CENTER:HAZE+GAS:p279”, LatLong: “53.566669 10.050000”, LatLongDMS: “53:34:00 N 10:03:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SCH”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21921 (A9A4D242)

Date: 8/1960
Time: 13:00?
Location: NEAR FT. BRAGG, NC
Description: Airman. Metallic domed 10M saucer drops / storm clouds. Portholes. Rocks. Going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 44)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6403

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), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “65”, HatchDesc: “nr Ft.BRAGG,NC:AIRMAN:MTLC DOMED 10M SCR DROPS/STORM CLOUDS:PORTHOLES:ROCKS:↑”, LatLong: “35.166668 -79.000004”, LatLongDMS: “35:10:00 N 79:00:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21922 (25279F0F)

Date: 8/1960 (approximate)
Time: 17:00
Location: MOSCOW
Description: Scientist and many. Rectangular object hangs miles / sky. No visible support.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6404

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “18”, HatchDesc: “MOSCOW:SCIENTIST+MANY:RECTANGLR OBJ HANGS MILES/SKY:NO VISIBLE SUPPORT:”, LatLong: “55.733336 37.583335”, LatLongDMS: “55:44:00 N 37:35:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MOS”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21923 (995A149F)

Date: 8/1960 (approximate)
Time: 22:00?
Location: NANJING, CH
Description: Large and small orbs during tornado. Night lights enter cottage. Cottage rises / air!
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 42)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6405

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, 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), SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “NANJING,CH:LRG+SML ORBS DURING TORNADO:NLTS ENTER COTTAGE:COTTAGE RISES/AIR!”, LatLong: “32.066668 118.766672”, LatLongDMS: “32:04:00 N 118:46:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Jiangsu”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 21924 (5DF85F86)

Date: 8/1960
Time: 0920
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: Mrs. K. St. Bereits was in her garden when she saw an object coming down at great speed. Arriving at ground level, it came toward her, appearing as a disk standing on edge, 7 m in diameter with a pulsating halo of yellow light. Three beams of light came from a central opening. A sort of haze and “gas stream” was also described.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Nachrichten Jan., 61; FSR 61, 4 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_508

Event 21925 (18F97285)

Date: 8/1960
Locations: US; Dominican Republic
Description: The US severs diplomatic relations with the Dominican Republic. The CIA’s Special Group decides to arm Dominicans in hopes of an assassination of generalissimo Rafael Trujillo. The CIA disperses three rifles and three .38 revolvers, but things pause in 1961 as John F. Kennedy assumes office.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3436

Event 21926 (3D0FD472)

Date: 8/2/1960
Location: FRANCE, Noulle - Difques
Description: (Translated from French) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hiot were driving from Noulle to Morhinghem around 0:30. Their father-in-law noticed a distant light, and as they left Moulle, they saw a red ball the apparent size of the moon. The object crossed the road obliquely, 3 or 4 meters in front of the car and 2 meters from the ground, forcing the driver to brake suddenly. Then the 5-6 meter wide phenomenon, with a bright red light radiating from a kind of half-sphere larger than a horse-drawn carriage wheel at the base of the object, accompanied them for a kilometer. As they arrived at the first houses, it seemed to go out from bottom to top, as if it was veiling itself starting from the bottom. (M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 243) Near the hamlet of Difques, two witnesses were followed for more than a kilometer by a red luminous ball. A silhouette was visible inside. (???) The ball gradually went out from bottom to top.
Reference: Erich ZURCHER/ “Les apparitions d’Humanoïdes” - ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 201
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2172

Event 21927 (E94B8392)

Date: 8/2/1960
Time: 00:30
Location: MOULLE, FR
Description: 3 observer(s). Thin 5M glowing-disc crosses road / 2M altitude. Follows car / 1km. / r30p243.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 117)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6406

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, 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, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “MOULLE,FR:3 OBS:THIN 5M GLO-DISC CROSSES ROAD/2M ALT:FOLOS CAR/1km:/r30p243”, LatLong: “50.788891 2.183333”, LatLongDMS: “50:47:20 N 02:11:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pas-de-Calais”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21928 (E0DE9057)

Date: 8/2/1960
Description: Mr. & Mrs. Hiot and a third witness encountered a purple light while driving between Difques and St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais department, France at 12:05 a.m. As it got closer it revealed itself to be a domed disc-shaped object, four meters wide, with a red luminous bottom that illuminated the road. the UFO paced their car for one kilometer, making no noise and flying just three meters above the ground. Mrs. Hiot saw a human-looking figure inside the saucer.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ouest France, August 5, 1960; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1786; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 117
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4593

Event 21929 (4395C22A)

Date: 8/5/1960 (approximate)
Time: 02:00
Location: EYZIES-DE-TAYAC, FR
Description: Dark domed saucer glows / hills. Observer(s) feels watched. Away fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHENOMENES SPATIAUX: Group GEPA, Gen. M. Lionel Chassin Paris. Quarterly 1964?-1977. Merged into Grp. GEPAN (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6407

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, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “EYZIES-de-TAYAC,FR:DRK DOMED SCR GLOWS/HILLS:OBS FEELS WATCHED:away fast”, LatLong: “44.933335 1.016667”, LatLongDMS: “44:56:00 N 01:01:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Dordogne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21930 (15AEDEB5)

Date: 8/6/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) A SECOND GENERATION (OF INFRARED ALERT SATELLITES) MUCH MORE PERFORMANT APPEARED WITH BMEWS 1 (BALLISTIC MISSILE (or MULTIPURPOSE?) EARLY WARNING SYSTEM). IT WAS THE FIRST REPRESENTATIVE OF A LONG FAMILY OF GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES, PLACED FIRST UNDER 10°, THEN UNDER 63° OF INCLINATION. (August 6, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 78
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2175

Event 21931 (8FA0AC06)

Date: 8/9/1960
Locations: Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel; Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
Description: Contactee Gabriel Green announces his candidacy for the presidency of the United States at a press conference at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. He publishes his Space Age Platform at the second meeting of his Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America convention in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on August 13–14, but soon drops out and lends his support to John F. Kennedy.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Gabriel Green”; “Space Age Platform of Gabriel Green: Candidate for the Office of President of the United States,” AFSCA World Report, no. 16 (July/Aug. 1960): 4–7; Clark III 99; S. D. Tucker, False Economies: The Strangest, Least Successful, and Most Audacious Financial Follies, Plans, and Crazes of All Times, Amberly, 2018, chapter 3, excerpted in “T

axing Credulity,” Fortean Times 367 (June 2018): 52–55
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3437

Event 21932 (A6081C2C)

Date: 8/10/1960
Locations: Vandenberg AFB [now Vandenberg Space Force Base], California; North Pacific
Description: The Discoverer 13 Corona KH-1 photoreconnaissance satellite is launched from Vandenberg AFB [now Vandenberg Space Force Base], California. The primary goal of this series of satellites is to replace the U-2 spy plane in surveilling the Sino-Soviet Bloc, determining the disposition and speed of production of Soviet missiles and long-range bombers assess. The Corona program is also used to produce maps and charts for the Department of Defense and other US government mapping programs. On August 11, after 17 orbits, the satellite splashes down in the North Pacific and its payload is recovered. It represents the first-ever successful recovery of an object from orbit.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Discoverer 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3438

Event 21933 (2C5E55F2)

Date: 8/11/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) LAUNCH OF DISCOVERER XIII, 635 KG, RECOVERED IN FLIGHT ON NOVEMBER 14, 1960, FIRST! ("Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63) THE CAPSULE OF THE DISCOVERER 13 SATELLITE IS RECOVERED IN THE PACIFIC. THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT AN AMERICAN SATELLITE RETURNS TO EARTH INTACT. (…) ONLY A FEW DAYS LATER, DISCOVERER 14 WAS RECOVERED IN THE GREATEST DISCRETION, IT WAS THERE, ALTHOUGH THE AMERICANS DENIED IT, THE FIRST SPY SATELLITE. (August 11, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 23 and 25
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2173

Event 21934 (5D42C61D)

Date: 8/11/1960
Time: 15:10
Location: LEFT HAND CANYON, CO
Description: Saucer going down / ground. Tractor malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Humming. Outer plate pulled in and replaced!
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6408

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), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “3218”, HatchDesc: “LEFT HAND CANYON,CO:SCR↓/GND:TRACTOR EMEs:HUM:OUTER PLATE PULLED IN+REPLACED!”, LatLong: “40.111113 -105.305561”, LatLongDMS: “40:06:40 N 105:18:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 21935 (5942EC7C)

Date: 8/11/1960
Locations: Left Hand Canyon; Altona, Colorado
Description: 3:10 p.m. Ray Hawks is operating a farm tractor at Left Hand Canyon near Altona, Colorado, when he hears a muffled explosion. Looking up, he watches a disc dropping vertically out of the cloud cover. It stops in midair about 650 feet away from him and 200 feet above the ground, wobbling a bit. When it stabilizes, he sees it looks like two concave discs joined together at the rim and dull aluminum in color. Bluish smoke is issuing from an apparent gap in its surface. An electric hum seems to come from inside the object. The section where the smoke is issuing is withdrawn inside, and a new section appears to replace it, settling in with a click. The hum increases in intensity, and the object appears to be surrounded by a heat haze. It then shoots up into the clouds and vanishes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 223–225
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3439

Event 21936 (148F3745)

Date: 8/11/1960
Description: An important close encounter case involving ignition interference with the engine of a tractor occurred on this day in Left Hand Canyon, Boulder County, Colorado at 3:10 in the afternoon. Mr. Robert Hawks was operating a tractor with a backhoe when his tractor stalled. Looking up he saw a disc-shaped object hovering in the sky above the canyon, making a humming noise, and he watched for the next 15 minutes, unable to re-start his tractor, while some apparent repair activity was performed on the hovering craft. A panel on the craft was rotated inside and replaced. Ater the repair was completed, the craft departed by shooting straight up in the sky. Mr. Hawks could then restart his tractor.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: B. V. Wilson, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1960, p. 1; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 182; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 114; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 18
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4866

Event 21937 (EC0E6A4D)

Date: 8/12/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) LAUNCH OF THE ECHO SATELLITE BALLOON, 75 KG. (“Astronautics”, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63) ECHO I, A SIMPLE ALUMINIZED PLASTIC BALLOON, THICKNESS OF ONLY 12/1000 OF MM, WHICH, IMMEDIATELY AFTER INJECTION INTO ORBIT, WAS INFLATED BY THE EXPANSION OF A SMALL VOLUME OF GAS CONTAINED IN ITS FOLDS, UP TO TAKE THE FORM OF A HUGE SPHERE OF 30 METERS IN DIAMETER. (…) IT CONTAINS NO FRAMEWORK OR INSTRUMENT, NOT EVEN THE USUAL RADIO TRANSMITTER, IT WEIGHS 75.5 KG, OFFERING AN ENORMOUS SURFACE TO SOLAR RADIATION WHILE OPPOSING ONLY A SMALL INERTIA TO THEIR PUSH. (August 12, 1960)
Reference: continued 24.5.68
Reference: “Conquest of Space” - Thomas de Galiana, ed. Larousse Poche, 1967, p. 173
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2174

Event 21938 (68CEF23B)

Date: 8/12/1960
Time: 03:30
Location: SAN MATEO, CA
Description: Amateur astronomer. Odd theramin sound! 2 groups / white night lights east going west in V-formation.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 78)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6409

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCI: Scientist involvement, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “11”, Elev: “20”, HatchDesc: “SAN MATEO,CA:AM.ASTRONOMER:ODD THERAMIN SOUND!:2 GRPS/WHT NLTS E>W IN V-FORMn”, LatLong: “37.561113 -122.333339”, LatLongDMS: “37:33:40 N 122:20:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21939 (D654565B)

Date: 8/12/1960
Locations: NASA; Thor-Delta rocket
Description: NASA’s Echo 1 balloon satellite is launched by a Thor-Delta rocket and becomes the first passive communications satellite. Microwave signals are bounced off the satellite from one point on earth to another.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Project Echo
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3440

Event 21940 (A9F63B11)

Date: 8/13/1960
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Description: Red Bluff, CA: CHP Officers Charles A. Carson and Stanley Scott were on patrol when they sighted what they thought was an airliner about to crash. When the UFO had descended to about 100 or 200 feet altitude it suddenly reversed direction and climbed to 500 ft. Description: round or oblong surrounded by a glow (color not mentioned) and having definite red lights at each end. They continued to watch the UFO as it performed ”unbelievable” aerial feats. The local RADAR operator confirmed the UFO at this time but denied it the next day. Other Tehema County Sheriffs’ officers also saw this UFO and another similar one that same night. (NICAP, 1964)
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_597

Event 21941 (8415475D)

Date: 8/13/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Observation of Red Bluff (California). (August 13)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1866

Event 21942 (A04BE6B1)

Date: 8/13/1960
Time: ~20:00
Location: PLUMAS CO, CA
Description: Cop and several. Formations / red and white-glowing-disks maneuver / incredible speeds. / r242p61.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6410

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), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1400”, HatchDesc: “PLUMAS co,CA:COP+SVRL:FORMNs/RED+WHT-GLOW-DISKS MNVR/INCRED.SPEEDS:/r242p61”, LatLong: “40.000002 -121.000006”, LatLongDMS: “40:00:00 N 121:00:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21943 (23C71276)

Date: 8/13/1960
Time: 23:50
Location: EAST / CORNING, CA
Description: 2 California Highway Patrol (CHP) and more/others. RADAR. Saucer / fantastic maneuvers. Red beam scans sky and ground. / r103p66.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6411

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “84”, HatchDesc: “E/CORNING,CA:2 CHP++:RDR:SCR/FANTASTIC MNVRS:RED BEAM SCANS SKY+GND:/r103p66”, LatLong: “39.433335 -122.055561”, LatLongDMS: “39:26:00 N 122:03:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21944 (FBB265A7)

Date: 8/13/1960
Time: 23:50
Location: RED BLUFF, CA
Description: Cops and many and RADAR’s. Red ovoid / impossible maneuvers. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). / r11p272+/ r242p170.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 78)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6412

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), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “220”, Elev: “95”, HatchDesc: “RED BLUFF,CA:COPS+MANY+RDRS:RED OVOID/IMPOSSIBLE MNVRs:RFI:/r11p272+/r242p170”, LatLong: “40.172224 -122.238895”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:20 N 122:14:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21945 (53AFC98A)

Date: 8/13/1960
End date: 8/18/1960
Location: Northern Area, US
Description: Concentration of UFO sightings, mostly in north, including -many police witnesses. (NICAP UFOE, XII) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2453

Event 21946 (83CC9117)

Date: 8/13/1960
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Description: Police, vehicle encounter, light beam, E-M, maneuvers, cat-and-mouse pursuit (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600813
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2454

Event 21947 (79DECCE5)

Date: 8/13/1960
Location: Red Bluff, CA
Description: Red Bluff, California, G,V (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600813
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2455

Event 21948 (12D75859)

Date: 8/13/1960
End date: 8/14/1960
Locations: Highway Patrol; Red Bluff, California; Tehama County
Description: 11:50 p.m.–2:05 a.m. Highway Patrol officers Charles A. Carson and Stanley E. Scott, plus three others at Red Bluff, California, are on patrol when see what they think at first is an airliner about to crash. It turns out to be a maneuvering, silent red light with five white lights, descending to 100–200 feet altitude. It suddenly reverses course, climbs to 500 feet, hovers, sweeps the ground with a red beam, performs aerial gymnastics, then heads east, chased by the police car. It is joined by a similar object from the south, then it disappears in the east. A local radar operator confirms the UFO at the time but denies it the next day. Tehama County sheriff’s officers also see the UFO and another similar one the same night.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Red Bluff Incident”; “False AF Answer in Red Bluff Case,” NICAP Special Bulletin, October 1960, pp. 1, 4; Schopick, pp. 96–100; Lorenzen, FSHoax, pp. 180–182; Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 153–156, 225; Hynek UFO Report, pp. 92–94; Clark III 1002–1006; Sparks, p. 284; UFOEv, pp. 61–62, 112; Swords 295–297; “Red Bluff: 1960,” Saturday Night Uforia, February 16, 2017
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3441

Event 21949 (502931B7)

Date: 8/13/1960
Description: At 11:50 p.m. a red colored, cigar-shaped UFO in Tehama county, California twice approached a police car at close range. Police officers Scott and Carson were 18 miles north of Red Bluff and east of Corning, California on Hoag Road when they first encountered the UFO. It had red lights at both ends, and one of the red lights swept the ground like a searchlight. They experienced heavy static on their police radio, and the UFO swerved to avoid their spotlight. There were at least two other independent witnesses to the UFO that night.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: San Francisco Chronicle, August 16, 1960; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 162; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 61; APRO Bulletin, September 1960, p. 1; Mark Rodeghier, UFOs Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 18; Hynek J Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 92
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4966

Event 21950 (ECE79139)

Date: 8/14/1960
Time: 00:30
Location: LOS MOLINOS, CA
Description: Wave. Hundreds / observer(s) in many N. California towns. 13-20 August. 1 Case / MJ#179p3.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLAMMONDE, Paris: UFO EXIST!; Ballentine Books, NY 1976. PB 480pp. (Index 348)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6413

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, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, 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: “12”, Duration: “206”, Elev: “67”, HatchDesc: “LOS MOLINOS,CA:WAVE:100s/OBS in MANY N.CAL TOWNS:13-20aug:1 CASE/MJ#179p3”, LatLong: “40.022224 -122.100006”, LatLongDMS: “40:01:20 N 122:06:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21951 (31F2AB6E)

Date: 8/15/1960
Location: US
Description: “Air Force Information Policy Letter; For Commanders,” Vol. XIV, No. 12, issued by Office of Secretary of Air Force. Under title “AF Keeping Watchful Eye on Aerospace,” stated, “There is a relationship between the Air Force’s interest in space surveillance and its continuous surveillance of the atmosphere near Earth for unidentified flying objects–‘UFOs.’”
Type: policy letter
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_887

Event 21952 (2AB8C98D)

Date: 8/15/1960
Time: 22:00
Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
Description: 2+observer(s). Luminous yellow cylinder/cigar-shape flies fast. No further details. / O Seculo.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 72)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6414

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, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LISBON,PORTUGAL:2+OBS:LUMN.YELLOW CGR FLIES FAST:NFD:/O SECULO”, LatLong: “38.716669 -9.066667”, LatLongDMS: “38:43:00 N 09:04:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21953 (499DE958)

Date: 8/15/1960
Description: Air Force Information Policy Letter for Commanders, vol. 14, no. 12, is issued by Office of the Secretary of Air Force. In “AF Keeping Watchful Eye on Aerospace,” it states, “There is a relationship between the Air Force’s interest in space surveillance and its continuous surveillance of the atmosphere near Earth for unidentified flying objects—’UFOs.’”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 108
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3442

Event 21954 (18E48856)

Date: 8/15/1960
Description: In Lisbon, Portugal at 10:00 p.m. a luminous yellow, cigar-shaped object flew by the city at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Victor Lourenco, PORTUCAT, case # 72, citing the newspaper O Seculo
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5032

Event 21955 (A992501A)

Date: 8/16/1960
Location: OAK FOREST, IL
Description: Former Air Force pilot. Saucer hovers and bobs around. No further details. / r78p186.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 138)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6415

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “205”, HatchDesc: “OAK FOREST,IL:FORMER AF PILOT:SCR HVRS AND BOBS AROUND:NFD:/r78p186”, LatLong: “41.605558 -87.744449”, LatLongDMS: “41:36:20 N 87:44:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21956 (B3BD2020)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 12:00?
Location: KAZAKH LOCATION UNKNOWN
Description: Geology Professor. Bright disc / sky. Going [to] moons diameter. No further details. / r11p285.
Type: sighting
Reference: SPENCER, John: The UFO ENCYCLOPEDIA; BUFORA/Acon Books, NY. 1991. 340pp. (Index 285)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6416

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)

Extra Data: Country: “Kazakh Republic”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “KAZAKH LOC UNK:GEOLOGY PROF:BRITE DISC/SKY:>MOONS DIAMETER:NFD:/r11p285”, LatLong: “48.750002 59.000003”, LatLongDMS: “48:45:00 N 59:00:00 E”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Unknown”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21957 (CEE41964)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 20:30
Location: CORNING, CA
Description: Cops and many. 2 red saucers and delta. Red lights sweep grounded and sky. / r242p170+r249.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLAMMONDE, Paris: UFO EXIST!; Ballentine Books, NY 1976. PB 480pp. (Index 348)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6417

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, 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, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “135”, Elev: “83”, HatchDesc: “CORNING,CA:COPS+MANY:2 RED SCRS+DELTA:RED LITES SWEEP GRND+SKY:/r242p170+r249”, LatLong: “39.933335 -122.200006”, LatLongDMS: “39:56:00 N 122:12:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21958 (BF345097)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 21:30
Location: EUREKA, CA
Description: Many observer(s). 6-8 bright red and white night lights maneuver in formation. = planes refueling / USAF.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLAMMONDE, Paris: UFO EXIST!; Ballentine Books, NY 1976. PB 480pp. (Index 348)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6418

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “14”, HatchDesc: “EUREKA,CA:MANY OBS:6-8 BRITE RED+WHT NLTS MNVR/FORMn:=PLANES REFUELING/USAF”, LatLong: “40.750002 -124.166673”, LatLongDMS: “40:45:00 N 124:10:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21959 (8997346C)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 22:00
Location: KUYBYSHEV = SAMARA, RUSSIA
Description: Slow disk seen. Lens-saucer zigzags going northeast / Kazak Mountains / r97#50.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6419

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: “Russia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “KUYBYSHEV=SAMARA,RUSS:SLOW DISK SEEN::LENS-SCR ZIGZAGS >NE/KAZAK Mtns/r97#50”, LatLong: “53.166669 50.083336”, LatLongDMS: “53:10:00 N 50:05:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SAM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21960 (E2345153)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 23:00
Location: MINERAL, CA
Description: Cops and many. 6 objects dip and dive and hover. Incredible speeds. / r28p348.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6420

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, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “1496”, HatchDesc: “MINERAL,CA:COPS+MANY:6 OBJs DIP+DIVE+HVR:INCREDIBLE SPEEDS:/r28p348”, LatLong: “40.350002 -121.600006”, LatLongDMS: “40:21:00 N 121:36:00 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21961 (184085D2)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 23:00
Location: BARAKHUDZIR RV, USSR
Description: 11m north / Koktal, CH. Geologists. Luminous object 1.5 / moon north going quickly south over mountains.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6421

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, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Tadzhik Republic”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “BARAKHUDZIR Rv,USSR:11m N/KOKTAL,CH:GEOLOGISTS:LUM OBJ 1.5/MOON N>>S OVR MTNs”, LatLong: “39.266669 74.100004”, LatLongDMS: “39:16:00 N 74:06:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “???”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21962 (32E83332)

Date: 8/16/1960
Time: 23:40
Location: CONCORD AND PLEASANT HILL, CA
Description: Circular object maneuvers going up and down [to] and side to side. Colored lights. / r28p348.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6422

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), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “35”, Elev: “24”, HatchDesc: “CONCORD+PLEASANT HILL,CA:CIRC.OBJ MNVRS ↑+↓+SIDE to SIDE:CLRD LITES:/r28p348”, LatLong: “37.966668 -122.016672”, LatLongDMS: “37:58:00 N 122:01:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21963 (B00E365F)

Date: 8/16/1960
Location: Oak Forest, IL
Description: Former Air Force pilot saw disc-like UFO which hovered, bobbed around. [NICAP UFOE, V] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2456

Event 21964 (3B0599F9)

Date: 8/16/1960
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Description: Night. A woman in Charleston, South Carolina, takes a photo of a mystery satellite that is in the same part of the sky as Echo I, which is also in the photo.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael D. Swords, “Gazing at the Moons,” IUR 32, no. 4 (October 2009): 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3443

Event 21965 (6C0354D5)

Date: 8/16/1960
Description: Eight geophysicists working in the Kazakstan Mountains near the Barakhudzir River, 18 kilometers north of Koktal, Kazakstan, U.S.S.R. saw a bright orange lens-shaped UFO at 11:00 p.m. The strange luminous body suddenly appeared over the mountainns on the east slope of the valley, moved north to south while keeping a constant speed and altitude. It went behind the mountain top, then re-appeared, flying off to the southeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript, p. 61; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 185; Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 284
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5074

Event 21966 (8FE4642A)

Date: 8/16/1960
Description: At 10:30 p.m. in Corning, California pilots and many other witnesses observed two long red ovoids, followed by a V-shaped boomerang.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 170; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist!, p. 366
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5075

Event 21967 (CEF85FD3)

Date: 8/17/1960
Time: 02:00?
Location: HEALDSBURG AND SANTA ROSA, CA
Description: Deputy. Dull red flattened ball hovers and floats near horizon.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6423

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “33”, HatchDesc: “HEALDSBURG+SANTA ROSA,CA:DEPUTY:DULL RED FLATTENED BALL HVRS+FLOATS nr HRZN”, LatLong: “38.616669 -122.883339”, LatLongDMS: “38:37:00 N 122:53:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21968 (6919C439)

Date: 8/17/1960
Time: ~20:00
Location: ROSEVILLE, CA
Description: 2 cops and more/others. 2 lit up Oblong objects play over town / 1 hr. No further details. / r28p348.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6424

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), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “50”, HatchDesc: “ROSEVILLE,CA:2 COPS++:2 LIT UP OBLONG OBJs PLAY OVR TOWN/1 hr:NFD:/r28p348”, LatLong: “38.733335 -121.316672”, LatLongDMS: “38:44:00 N 121:19:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21969 (2AB04618)

Date: 8/17/1960
Time: ~22:00
Location: FOLSOM, CA
Description: UFO / whining noise. 2 white lights / front and amber light / rear. / r28p348.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6425

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, 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: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “67”, HatchDesc: “FOLSOM,CA:UFO/WHINING NOISE:2 WHT LITES/FRONT+AMBER LITE/REAR:/r28p348”, LatLong: “38.666669 -121.166672”, LatLongDMS: “38:40:00 N 121:10:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 21970 (3A798490)

Date: 8/17/1960
Location: Moscow
Description: The trial for downed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers begins in Moscow.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3444

Event 21971 (02EAAABC)

Date: 8/18/1960
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) DISCOVERER 14 (KAPPA 1) LAUNCHED.
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 92
Reference: follow-up 16.9.60
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2176

Event 21972 (F61876CD)

Date: 8/18/1960
Time: 00:10
Location: DUNSMUIR, CA
Description: Highway patrolmen. Ovoid going down [to] near ground. Absolute(ly) quiet. 2nd object joins. / r11p272.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6426

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), RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “130”, Elev: “698”, HatchDesc: “DUNSMUIR,CA:HWY PATROLMEN:OVOID ↓ nr GND:ABS QUIET:2nd OBJ JOINS:/r11p272”, LatLong: “41.133335 -122.283339”, LatLongDMS: “41:08:00 N 122:17:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21973 (8A784F79)

Date: 8/18/1960
Time: 01:50
Location: REDLANDS, CA
Description: Domed disk with ring / red lights. Humming and deep roar. / r28p348+/ r242p170.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6427

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, 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: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “402”, HatchDesc: “REDLANDS,CA:DOMED DISK W/RING/RED LITES:HUM+DEEP ROAR:/r28p348+/r242p170”, LatLong: “34.033335 -117.200006”, LatLongDMS: “34:02:00 N 117:12:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21974 (4172B44C)

Date: 8/18/1960
Time: 21:50
Location: HONEYDEW, CA
Description: Postmaster. Delta/triangle/box-like craft seen clearly. Interior lit up. Sharp turn and away. / r28.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6428

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, 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: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “110”, HatchDesc: “HONEYDEW,CA:POSTMASTER:DLT SEEN CLEARLY:INTERIOR LIT UP:SHARP TURN+AWAY:/r28”, LatLong: “40.244446 -124.122228”, LatLongDMS: “40:14:40 N 124:07:20 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 21975 (5B974527)

Date: 8/18/1960
Location: Mys Schmidta airfield in Siberia
Description: The Discoverer 14 Corona KH-1 spy satellite is launched. It is the first completely successful mission and returns images of the Mys Schmidta airfield in Siberia.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Discoverer 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3445

Event 21976 (1A995338)

Date: 8/19/1960
Location: USSR, Baikonour
Description: (Translated from French) LAUNCH OF SPUTNIK V, RECOVERED THE NEXT DAY AUGUST 20, WEIGHT 4600 KG, FIRST LANDING WITH LIVE ANIMALS. ("Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63) The USSR SUCCEEDED IN ITS FIRST ATTEMPT AT RECOVERING A SATELLITE, WITH SPUTNIK 5, ON BOARD OF WHICH WERE TWO DOGS “BIELKA” AND “STRELKA”. THIS SATELLITE WAS MUCH LARGER THAN DISCOVERER, AS IT WAS ALREADY A REAL SPACECRAFT, THE VOSTOK. (August 19, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 24
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2177

Event 21977 (98B7C9D0)

Date: 8/22/1960
Description: (Translated from French) At Congress, Roscoe Hillenkoetter acknowledges that the USAF is studying UFOs and that the secrecy and ridicule imposed on the subject are dangerous. (August 22)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1867

Event 21978 (2EF7BBBF)

Date: 8/23/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Wichita (Kansas). (August 23)
Reference: case Blue Book #6914 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1868

Event 21979 (577B070C)

Date: 8/23/1960
Time: 03:20
Location: WICHITA, KS
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6914. Unidentified. “Japanese lantern” with portholes follows Echo satellite trajectory. Very large.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 146)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6429

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), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “392”, HatchDesc: “WICHITA,KS:BBK#6914:UID:“JAP.LANTERN” W/PORTS FOLOS Echo SATELLITE TRAJ:VLARGE”, LatLong: “37.683335 -97.316671”, LatLongDMS: “37:41:00 N 97:19:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21980 (122763E2)

Date: 8/23/1960
Location: Wichita, KS
Description: Dull orange round object, with yellow lights (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6914)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2457

Event 21981 (36071F06)

Date: 8/23/1960
Time: 3::24 AM
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Description: Witness: Boeing aeronautical engineer C.A. Komiske. One round object with yellow lights coming from what looked like three triangular windows at bottom. Object was dull orange. Flew in an arc for 2 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_452

Event 21982 (77412040)

Date: 8/23/1960
Description: C.A. Komiske, a Boeing aeronautical engineer, sighted a dull orange, round flying object at 3:24 a.m. in Wichita, Kansas. The object had three yellow lights that came from what looked like triangular windows at the bottom. The object flew in an arc for two minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5253

Event 21983 (550D8DD1)

Date: 8/25/1960 (approximate)
Time: 20:50
Location: BETHPAGE, NY
Description: Grumman station/depot/facility. Surprise satellite meets echo-I from opposite direction. “Common”.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6430

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “9”, HatchDesc: “BETHPAGE,NY:GRUMMAN Stn:SURPRISE SAT. MEETS ECHO-I FROM OPPOSITE DIRn:“COMMON””, LatLong: “40.750002 -73.483337”, LatLongDMS: “40:45:00 N 73:29:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21984 (1EE212CB)

Date: 8/25/1960
Time: 22:00?
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Description: 2 / (seen thru) binoculars / planetarium. Echo satellite going east. UFO going quickly west 3X as fast. / r97#50v1#11.
Type: sighting
Reference: KLOIAN, Richard: UFO’s in the New York TIMES, 1947-1987 1994 Document Research Services, Berkeley, CA (Index 860)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6431

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “190”, HatchDesc: “CHICAGO,IL:2/BINOCS/PLANETARIUM:ECHO SAT.> E:UFO >>W 3X as FAST:/r97#50v1#11”, LatLong: “41.833335 -87.683338”, LatLongDMS: “41:50:00 N 87:41:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “9999”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 21985 (21C499DB)

Date: 8/25/1960
Location: Bethpage, NY
Description: Grumman mystery satellite photo (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases, Code: I, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 600825
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2458

Event 21986 (48149EDF)

Date: 8/25/1960
Location: Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Description: The “dark satellite” is seen and photographed five times by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation at Bethpage, Long Island, New York. It is supposed to be three times faster than the Echo 1 satellite and travels east to west in a retrograde orbit, rather than west to east. Its inclination to the equator is about 135°. The color of the object varies from “carrot to straw.” The Grumman observers estimate that the object is in an eccentric orbit with an apogee of as much as 4,200 miles and a perigee of about 300 miles. They immediately produce a proposal to the US Air Force to share data in the hopes of plotting a firm orbit for the mystery satellite.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Grumman Mystery Satellite”; Gordon W. Creighton, “Unidentified Satellites,” Flying Saucer Review 7, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1961): 3–6; “The Unidentified Satellite: Grumman Aircraft Writes to One of Our Readers,” Flying Saucer Review 7, no. 2 (March/April 1961): 29; Blue Book files, “Grumman Proposal for Optical Surveillance of the Retrograde Satellite,” 1961; UFOEv, p. 138; Michael D. Swords, “Gazing at the Moons,” IUR 32, no. 4 (October 2009): 13; Center for UFO Studies, “Moonwatch Mystery Satellites, 1958–1962
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3446

Event 21987 (23391D29)

Date: 8/25/1960
Description: The National Security Council recommends to President Eisenhower the establishment of a top secret National Reconnaissance Office to coordinate USAF and CIA reconnaissance satellite activities because of management problems with the USAF satellite program.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “National Reconnaissance Office
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3447

Event 21988 (395D3084)

Date: Late 8/1960
Location: Butte Falls, Oregon
Description: Two men in a car near Butte Falls, Oregon, see a pale-white light hovering 300 feet ahead of them. They watch it for 15 minutes, then decide to drive closer. The light then rises to 100 feet and recedes, then changes to orange. No sound is heard. The light performs geometrical maneuvers, creating rectangle paths and other zig- zags. It then accelerates, changes back to white, and zooms off.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 294
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3450

Event 21989 (F304171C)

Date: Late 8/1960
Alternate date: Early 9/1960
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Description: Evening. Rhodes McCarroll and his grandfather, sitting on the upstairs back porch of their home in Memphis, Tennessee, notice a glowing basketball-sized globe in the soil by the hedge. They watch it for 5 minutes, then see a figure standing behind the ball. It is a glowing nude, generally humanlike figure, about 6 feet tall, holding a light at chest level. The figure is square-shouldered and has disproportionately long legs that are narrow and pointed between the knees and ankles. The witnesses watch another 5 minutes, at which point the globe and the entity begin to fade and are gone from sight in another 5 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 279–280
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3451

Event 21990 (E9BFA45D)

Date: 8/25/1960
Description: On this afternoon an agriculture student named Nielsen was sucked up into a flying saucer in Halmstad, Sweden. He lost consciousness; when he came to he found himself on a bed in a room with light-emitting walls. A man wearing coveralls apologized to him in Swedish. He was then taken to an underground base.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Flying Saucer Review, April 1963, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0503
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5315

Event 21991 (A913B48E)

Date: 8/26/1960
Time: 20:00
Location: MESA, AZ
Description: Chemical teacher. Object rumbles and hovers. 4 beams and beacon / top. Vanishes / reappears.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 68)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6432

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “376”, HatchDesc: “MESA,AZ:CHEM.TEACHER:OBJ RUMBLES+HVRs:4 BEAMS+BEACON/TOP:VANISHES/REAPPEARS”, LatLong: “33.433335 -111.850005”, LatLongDMS: “33:26:00 N 111:51:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 21992 (728BBA1A)

Date: 8/26/1960
Location: Mesa, AZ
Description: UFO observed by chemistry teacher, pilot. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2459

Event 21993 (080A35E6)

Date: 8/26/1960
Locations: Adler Planetarium; Chicago, Illinois
Description: 9:00 p.m. Director Robert I. Johnson and other staff at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, observe a faint reddish object in the sky moving from east to west, apparently the same mystery satellite seen and photographed by the Grumman observers.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael D. Swords, “Gazing at the Moons,” IUR 32, no. 4 (October 2009): 13; Swords 294; Center for UFO Studies, “Moonwatch Mystery Satellites, 1958–1962
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3448

Event 21994 (C6CAD8FE)

Date: 8/29/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Crete (Illinois). (August 29)
Reference: case Blue Book #6929 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1869

Event 21995 (DE4CE022)

Date: 8/29/1960
Time: 16:10
Location: CRETE, IL
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6929. Unidentified. Brill silvery globe over farm road. Rises going up [to] until gone.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 174)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6433

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), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “223”, HatchDesc: “CRETE,IL:BBK#6929:UID:BRILL SILVERY GLOBE OVR FARM ROAD:RISES ↑ UNTIL GONE”, LatLong: “41.433335 -87.650004”, LatLongDMS: “41:26:00 N 87:39:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 21996 (3E617276)

Date: 8/29/1960
Location: Crete, IL
Description: Shiny, round, silver object fly straight up at high speed (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6929)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2460

Event 21997 (75DB54D6)

Date: 8/29/1960
Time: 4:05 PM
Location: Crete, Illinois
Description: Witness: farmer Ed Schneeweis. One shiny, round, silver object flew straight up very fast for 18 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_453

Event 21998 (88063404)

Date: 8/29/1960
Description: At 4:05 p.m. in Crete, Illinois farmer Ed Schneeweis sighted a shiny, round, silver object that flew straight up very fast. It was in sight for 18 seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5460

Event 21999 (16F05E06)

Date: 8/31/1960
Locations: Iowa; Congress
Description: Rep. Leonard G. Wolf (D-Iowa) makes a statement in the House on NICAP’s “Dangers of Secrecy on UFOs” report, saying that it is “imperative to end the risk of accidental war from defense forces’ confusion over UFOs.” He mentions NICAP board member Adm. Roscoe Hillenkoetter’s request that “Congress inform the public as to the facts.” Based on a there-year NICAP study, Wolf states that all defense personnel “should be told that the UFOs are real and should be trained to distinguish them—by their characteristic speeds and maneuvers— from conventional planes and missiles…. The American people must be convinced, by documented facts, that the UFOs could not be Soviet machines.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:NICAP UFO Report: Extension of Remarks of Hon. Leonard G. Wolf of Iowa in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 31, 1960,” Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 86th Congress, Second Session, vol. 106, Part 14, pp. 18955–18956; Good Need, p. 261
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3449

Event 22000 (37487862)

Date: 9/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Beginning of major extension of Groom Lake facilities to better accommodate the CIA’s A-12 (OXCART) program. This construction period would not end until mid 1964.
Reference: McIninch
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1870

Event 22001 (643794E4)

Date: 9/1960
Location: Groom Lake in Nevada
Description: Groom Lake in Nevada receives the name “Area 51” when A-12 test facility construction begins, including a new 8,500-foot runway (Runway 14/32) to replace the existing one built for the U-2.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Area 51
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3452

Event 22002 (669ED15D)

Date: 9/1960
Locations: New York City; Cuba
Description: CIA officer Richard M. Bissell Jr. and DCI Allen W. Dulles initiate talks with two leading figures of the Mafia, Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana. Later, other crime bosses such as Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante Jr., and Meyer Lansky become involved in the first plot against Fidel Castro. The strategy is managed by Sheffield Edwards. Robert Maheu, a veteran of CIA counterespionage activities, is instructed to hire the Mafia to kill Castro. The advantage of employing the Mafia for this work is that it provides the CIA with a credible cover story. The Mafia are known to be angry with Castro for closing their profitable brothels and casinos in Cuba. On September 14, Maheu meets with Roselli in a New York City hotel and offers him $150,000 for the “removal” of Castro. James O’Connell, who identifies himself as Maheu’s associate but is really the chief of the CIA’s operational support division, is present during the meeting. Declassified documents do not reveal if Roselli, Giancana, or Trafficante accept a down payment for the job. According to CIA files, it is Giancana who suggests poison pills to add to Castro’s food or drinks. Such pills, manufactured by the CIA’s Technical Services Division, are given to Giancana’s nominee named Juan Orta. Giancana recommends him as being an official in the Cuban government with access to Castro. Allegedly, after several unsuccessful attempts to introduce the poison into Castro’s food, Orta abruptly demands to be let out of the mission, handing over the job to another unnamed participant. Later, a second attempt is mounted through Giancana and Trafficante using Tony Varona, the leader of the Cuban Exile Junta, who has, according to Trafficante, become “disaffected with the apparent ineffectual progress of the Junta.” Varona requests $10,000 in expenses and $1,000 worth of communications equipment. However, it is unknown how far the second attempt goes, as it is canceled due to the launching of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Sam Giancana”; Wikipedia, “Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3453

Event 22003 (27B06070)

Date: 9/1960
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Description: MKUltra chief Sidney Gottlieb brings a vial of poison concealed in toothpaste to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with plans to place it on Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba’s toothbrush. The plot is abandoned, allegedly because CIA station chief Larry Devlin refuses permission.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Patrice Lumumba
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3454

Event 22004 (5E9ADAF5)

Date: 9/1960
Description: The USAF Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence turns down ATIC’s request for one additional staffer for Project Blue Book (raising it to 3) and additional funding.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 922
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3455

Event 22005 (5ECC5760)

Date: 9/2/1960
Locations: US Highway 1 in Westbrook, Connecticut; Long Island, New York; Chalker Beach in Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Description: 11:30 p.m. Richard Ireton and his wife are driving on US Highway 1 in Westbrook, Connecticut, when they notice what seems to be an aircraft about to crash. It veers close to the shore and the Iretons drive to the beach to look for it. They see a triangular-shaped object flying silently at the speed of a Piper Cub airplane, alternately hovering and moving horizontally and vertically. When it reaches the public beach, it takes off at great speed toward Long Island, New York. They see a similar object the next evening around 9:30 p.m. at Chalker Beach in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:‘Flying Triangle’ Seen in State,” Hartford (Conn.) Courant, September 17, 1960, pp. 1–2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3456

Event 22006 (B15921E2)

Date: 9/2/1960
Description: In the middle of the night Mr. & Mrs. Palmes noticed a large dark gray object, covered with tiles and as large as a three-storey building, in a nearby field while driving down a highway north of Bunnell, Florida. The UFO then came and hovered over road, only 30-50 feet away. The car’s lights and engine died. The wife recalls seeing short people in tight-fitting uniforms, and her husband being in a trance. There was an undisclosed period of missing time.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0504, citing Norman Bean, Skylook, August 1975, p. 9
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5568

Event 22007 (1B8008A5)

Date: 9/3/1960 (approximate)
Time: 22:30
Location: NORTH / BUNNEL, FL
Description: UFO / field. Car malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Driver dazed. Figure(s) approach car. 60 minute(s) missing time… .
Type: sighting
Reference: RODEGHIER, Mark/CUFOS: UFO REPORTS INVOLVING VEHICLE INTERFERENCE; CUFOS 1979. Available as CUFOS UFO Archive #1 CD-ROM. http://www.cufos.org/Pubform.pdf (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6434

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, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “65”, Elev: “6”, HatchDesc: “N/BUNNEL,FL:UFO/FIELD:CAR EMES:DRIVER DAZED:FIGS APPROACH CAR:60min MST…”, LatLong: “29.666668 -81.283337”, LatLongDMS: “29:40:00 N 81:17:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 22008 (565A2671)

Date: 9/4/1960
Time: 21:30
Location: LEXINGTON, KY
Description: Former Strategic Air Command (SAC) RADAR Tech. Glowing sphere goes southwest going quickly northeast horizon to horizon.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 59)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6435

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)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “288”, HatchDesc: “LEXINGTON,KY:FORMER SAC RDR TECH:GLOWING SPHERE GOES SW>>NE HRZN TO HRZN:”, LatLong: “38.050002 -84.500004”, LatLongDMS: “38:03:00 N 84:30:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22009 (3C5FFD86)

Date: 9/4/1960
Location: Lexington, KY
Description: Former Strategic Air Command radar technician saw a glowing sphere traveling from horizon to horizon. [NICAP UFOE, VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2461

Event 22010 (5B5FD5B9)

Date: 9/5/1960
Location: SONOMA CO, CA
Description: Cops. 6 UFO’s / V-formation. Various colors. Bouncing trajectory. No further details. / r78p186.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 15)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6436

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, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “30”, HatchDesc: “SONOMA co,CA:COPS:6 UFOS/V-FORMn:VARIOUS COLORS:BOUNCING TRAJ:NFD:/r78p186”, LatLong: “38.300002 -122.450006”, LatLongDMS: “38:18:00 N 122:27:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22011 (4ABD7337)

Date: 9/5/1960
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Description: Sheriffs observed six vari-colored UFOs flying in V-formation. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2462

Event 22012 (88370D22)

Date: 9/6/1960
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Description: Fragments fell to ground from bluish-green speeding UFO and landed with a hissing sound. They are now under investigation by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, D.C.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: The Flying Saucers are Hostile!, by George D. Fawcett 1961
Source: HostileFawcett, ID: HostileFawcett_91

Event 22013 (2122B696)

Date: 9/7/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Work begins at Groom Lake for the strengthening and lengthening of the 5000 foot runway to 8500 feet. It will be completed on November 15. (September 7)
Reference: McIninch
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1871

Event 22014 (7F16A36B)

Date: 9/8/1960
Location: Consett, South Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Description: Night. Witnesses in Consett, South Shields, and Newcastle upon Tyne, England, see a triangular formation of lights with a red light in the center.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: London Evening Chronicle, September 9, 1960; Marler 76
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3457

Event 22015 (94E05C7A)

Date: 9/10/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in Ridgecrest (California). (September 10)
Reference: case Blue Book #6962 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1872

Event 22016 (85CE7944)

Date: 9/10/1960
Time: 21:50
Location: RIDGECREST, CA
Description: Project Bluebook Case #6962. 4 observer(s). 1 sees disk. 1 photographs boomerang. 4 passes / 70 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: LOFTIN, Robert: IDENTIFIED FLYING SAUCERS: D. McKay, NY 1968 (Index 184)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6437

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “70”, Elev: “698”, HatchDesc: “RIDGECREST,CA:BBK#6962:4 OBS:1 SEES DISK:1 FOTOS BOOMERANG:4 PASSES/70min”, LatLong: “35.616668 -117.633339”, LatLongDMS: “35:37:00 N 117:38:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22017 (BC606E4F)

Date: 9/10/1960
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Description: 2 light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 6962)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2463

Event 22018 (5D650537)

Date: 9/10/1960
Time: 9:50 PM
Location: Ridgecrest, California
Description: Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Evans. Two light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped, which swished when accelerating. Seen 1-2 seconds each.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_454

Event 22019 (9724AFC3)

Date: 9/10/1960
Location: Scituate, Massachusetts
Description: A married couple in Scituate, Massachusetts, sees a trio of brilliant discs parked in a triangle formation in the sky. About 12° to the objects’ left is a huge cylinder. One witness watches them through binoculars, and the brilliance hurts his eyes for two hours. Two more discs seem to be attached to the top of the cylinder. Small domes sprinkle their surface. The large object disappears too quickly for the eye to follow.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 294
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3458

Event 22020 (D0CDE9E6)

Date: 9/10/1960
Location: Ridgecrest, California
Description: 9:50 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Evans see 2 light-gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped, that swish when accelerating, over Ridgecrest, California.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 294; Sparks, p. 285
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3459

Event 22021 (9EA0E01E)

Date: 9/10/1960
Description: In Ridgecrest, California at 9:50 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Evans sighted two light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped, which made a swishing sound when accelerating. They were seen for a couple of seconds each.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5823

Event 22022 (D58B8E0A)

Date: 9/13/1960
Time: 01:20
Location: CASCAIS, PORTUGAL
Description: Several satellite watchers see UFO instead. Type unknown. / O Seculo.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 73)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6438

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, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CASCAIS,PORTUGAL:SVRL SATELLITE WATCHERS SEE UFO INSTEAD:TYPE UNK:/O SECULO”, LatLong: “38.700002 -9.416667”, LatLongDMS: “38:42:00 N 09:25:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 22023 (6434FAE5)

Date: 9/14/1960
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Description: 2:50 a.m. A dispatcher in Lorain, Ohio, is taking a coffee break when he sees a light that he thinks is the Echo 1 satellite. As he watches it, knowing it is not the right time for Echo 1, he sees four objects traveling in a perfectly spaced line of flight. It makes a surprising right turn, after which the objects move on their way, apparently at a great height.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael D. Swords, “I’ve Seen the Light…But What Was It?” IUR 32, no. 3 (July 2009): 3; Swords 294–295
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3460

Event 22024 (6194931A)

Date: 9/15/1960
Location: COLORADO SPRS, CO
Description: Military tracking team. Unexplainable ‘satellite’ / unusual maneuvers.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6439

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1802”, HatchDesc: “COLORADO SPRs,CO:MIL.TRACKING TEAM:UNEXPLAINABLE ‘SATELLITE’/UNUSUAL MANEUVERS”, LatLong: “38.833335 -104.800005”, LatLongDMS: “38:50:00 N 104:48:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22025 (15C53827)

Date: 9/15/1960
Location: Carrizales, Venezuela
Description: Professor of engineering observed accelerating luminous object. [NICAP UFOE, X] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2464

Event 22026 (341E60D3)

Date: 9/15/1960
Locations: Douglas Aircraft plant in Santa Monica, California; West Los Angeles police station; Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Glen Street
Description: 7:30 a.m. A witness sees a UFO hovering 300–400 feet above the Douglas Aircraft plant in Santa Monica, California, and calls it into the West Los Angeles police station. Desk Officer Don Anderson goes outside and sees a dark triangular object moving slowly to the northeast at 3,000 feet. It disappears in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Glen Street.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Officer Reports Flying Triangle,” San Pedro (Calif.) News-Pilot, September 15, 1960, p. 1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3461

Event 22027 (D54C2FD8)

Date: 9/15/1960
Location: Long Beach, California
Description: Ruppelt dies of a heart attack in Long Beach, California, at age 37.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 1024
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3462

Event 22028 (57CDD6C4)

Date: 9/16/1960
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) DISCOVERER 14 LANDED ON 18.8.60
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 92
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2180

Event 22029 (B16D106A)

Date: 9/16/1960
Time: 13:00?
Location: SANTA MONICA, CA
Description: Cop. 3M triangle hovers 100M over Douglas aircraft plant. Test?
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6440

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, 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: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “SANTA MONICA,CA:COP:3M TRIANGLE HVRS 100M ovr DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT PLANT:test?”, LatLong: “34.016668 -118.450006”, LatLongDMS: “34:01:00 N 118:27:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22030 (CFB93725)

Date: 9/17/1960
Location: Kirksville AFS, MO
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2465

Event 22031 (5065AA83)

Date: 9/17/1960
Location: Kirksville AFS, MO
Description: Multiple Targets Tracked Several Times (McDonald list) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600917
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2467

Event 22032 (65B0FFAE)

Date: 9/19/1960
Location: Susanville, CA
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2466

Event 22033 (A7807DF5)

Date: 9/20/1960
Time: 21:40
Location: EAGLE AND MORE/OTHERS, CO
Description: Pilots and many. Square object inside round object. Flashes color(s). 60km altitude / FAA estimated.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6441

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), 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: “10”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “2012”, HatchDesc: “EAGLE++,CO:PILOTS+MANY:SQR.OBJ INSIDE ROUND OBJ:FLASHES CLRS:60km alt/FAA estm”, LatLong: “39.655557 -106.827783”, LatLongDMS: “39:39:20 N 106:49:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22034 (7DE7DF65)

Date: 9/20/1960
Location: Farmington (SE of), NM
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2468

Event 22035 (44720F82)

Date: 9/23/1960
Time: 21:40
Location: LOCATION UNKNOWN OFF NORTH LABRADOR
Description: SHIPs crew. Cylinder/cylindrical object object with lit portholes dives into sea and sinks.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 509)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6442

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “LOC.UNK off N.LABRADOR:SHIPs CREW:CYL OBJ W/LIT PORTHOLES DIVES INTO SEA+SINKS”, LatLong: “58.000003 -62.000003”, LatLongDMS: “58:00:00 N 62:00:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LAB”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22036 (F420FF48)

Date: 9/23/1960
Time: 2135
Location: Labrador
Description: A Canadian ship reported that a cylindrical object with lighted portholes came down, hit the ocean, and sank off the northcoast of Labrador.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_509

Event 22037 (6B84C4A8)

Date: 9/23/1960
Description: A Canadian ship reported that a cylindrical object with lighted portholes came down, hit the ocean, and sank off the north coast of Labrador.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 509
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6252

Event 22038 (9E0EFE02)

Date: 9/25/1960
Location: ESSEX, ENGL
Description: All / county. Thousands / huge parachutes / 15-50K’ altitude. None land. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v7#1.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 269)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6443

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), MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “99”, HatchDesc: “ESSEX,ENGL:ALL/COUNTY:1000s/HUGE PARACHUTES/15-50K’alt:none land:/FSR v7#1”, LatLong: “51.666669 0.666667”, LatLongDMS: “51:40:00 N 00:40:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22039 (0A0D1FCA)

Date: 9/25/1960
Location: Midway Isles, At Sea
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2469

Event 22040 (D0CFD83F)

Date: 9/26/1960
Time: 03:00
Location: WEST AND NORTH / LAS CRUCES, NM
Description: 2+2 separate cops. Fireball lands and flies. Bright green disk makes turn and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 729)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6444

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, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “1200”, HatchDesc: “W+N/LAS CRUCES,NM:2+2 SEP.COPS:FBL LANDS+FLIES::BRITE GRN DISK MAKES TURN+AWAY”, LatLong: “32.333335 -106.766672”, LatLongDMS: “32:20:00 N 106:46:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22041 (577ADD49)

Date: 9/28/1960
Location: Kirksville, MO
Description: (McDonald list) Slow Radar Return At 100,000’ (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 600928
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2470

Event 22042 (B48DA886)

Date: 9/28/1960
Location: Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX
Description: OSI document says crash reported and mention of “Moon Dust”, asks ATIC to come to the scene. (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 600928
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2471

Event 22043 (96456860)

Date: 9/28/1960
Location: Arlington, TX
Description: Aeronautical engineer observed erratically maneuvering UFO. [NICAP UFOE, V] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2472

Event 22044 (94940398)

Date: 9/29/1960
Time: 18:20
Location: ARLINGTON, TX
Description: PAA radioman and several. Orange star / erratic maneuvers. Starts and stops. Away fast.
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_6445

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “14”, Elev: “192”, HatchDesc: “ARLINGTON,TX:PAA RADIOMAN+SVRL:ORG STAR/ERRATIC MNVRS:STARTS+STOPS:AWAY FAST”, LatLong: “32.733335 -97.116671”, LatLongDMS: “32:44:00 N 97:07:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22045 (5A83F95E)

Date: 9/29/1960
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Description: 9:25 p.m. Five people are out looking for the Echo 1 satellite in New Westminster, British Columbia. After they spot it, they remain for a few minutes talking. One of them sees three objects come up from the southeast, pass overhead, and disappear over the rooftops in 10 seconds. The objects are luminous, round- cornered triangles.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael D. Swords, “Timmerman’s Triangles,” IUR 29, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3463

Event 22046 (54ABF356)

Date: 9/30/1960
Description: Tiffany Thayer’s widow Tanagra Thayer formally disbands the Fortean Society.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 516
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3464

Event 22047 (30430F53)

Date: 10/1960
Location: AUSTRALIA, Cressy region (Tasmania)
Description: (Translated from French) UFO wave. Including observation of “mother ships” accompanied by smaller objects. (1960, October and November)
Reference: who are mistaken about the year - it was in 1959…
Reference: Janet and Colin BORD: “Modern Mysteries of the World” - Guild Publishing London 1989, p. 310
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2185

Event 22048 (8408518D)

Date: 10/1960
Location: EAST / RED BLUFF, CA
Description: Cop and dispatcher. Orange sphere crosses road just ahead / cruiser.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 179)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6446

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “100”, HatchDesc: “E/RED BLUFF,CA:COP+DISPATCHER:ORANGE SPHERE CROSSES ROAD JUST AHEAD/CRUISER”, LatLong: “40.172224 -122.227784”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:20 N 122:13:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22049 (4B112EBE)

Date: 10/1960
Time: 23:00
Location: BERK-BISK, BIYAL RIVER, RUSSIA
Description: Engineer and 50. Single cloud on clear day. Glows and moves. Beams light.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO CHRONICLES of the SOVIET UNION; Ballentine Books HB 1992. 212pp. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6447

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), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “BERK-BISK,BIYAL Rvr,RUS:ENG+50:SINGLE CLOUD on CLR DAY:GLOWS+MOVES:BEAMS LITE”, LatLong: “52.533336 85.466671”, LatLongDMS: “52:32:00 N 85:28:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GNA”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22050 (F57477E3)

Date: 10/1960
Location: Yariguarenda Jungle, Argentina
Description: New apparitions of a monstrous “cyclops.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: 129 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_510

Event 22051 (DFD1ED10)

Date: 10/1960
Locations: Nellis AFB complex; Area 51
Description: Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company begins construction of “Project 51” at the Nellis AFB complex in Nevada with double-shift personal schedules. They mark an Archimedean spiral on Area 51’s dry lake approximately two miles across so that an A-12 pilot approaching the end of the overrun can abort instead of plunging into the sagebrush. Area 51 pilots call it “The Hook.” For crosswind landings, they mark two unpaved airstrips (runways 9/27 and 03/21) on the dry lakebed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Area 51
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3465

Event 22052 (A2C55207)

Date: 10/1/1960
Time: 16:00
Location: AMANZIMTOTI, NATAL
Description: ~50 observer(s). Cylinder/cylindrical object makes wide circles / sky. Large and high. Hovers. Rises away.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 85)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6448

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: “Republic of South Africa”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “AMANZIMTOTI,NATAL:~50 OBS:CYL MAKES WIDE CCLS/SKY:LRG+HIGH:HVRS:RISES away”, LatLong: “-30.050001 30.883335”, LatLongDMS: “30:03:00 S 30:53:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “KwaZulu-Natal”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22053 (14BD0F06)

Date: 10/3/1960
Location: City unknown, Tasmania
Description: The sighting of six flying saucers and a ‘mother ship’ has been reported from the Australian island state of Tasmania. A Church of England minister says he saw the mysterious craft nearly one week ago, but was reluctant to report them. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2473

Event 22054 (6522AFCD)

Date: 10/4/1960
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) LAUNCH OF “COURIER I”, FIRST COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, 277 (227?) KG. ("Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63) BUT THE MOST NUMEROUS STILL ARE THE SPECIFICALLY MILITARY TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITES. THE VERY FIRST, EXPERIMENTAL OF COURSE, WAS COURIER 1 B, LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 4, 1960. THIS FIRST RELAY SATELLITE FUNCTIONED FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS, UNTIL THE EXHAUSTION OF ITS BATTERIES. (October 4, 1960)
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 88
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2181

Event 22055 (DCC5E3C7)

Date: 10/4/1960
Location: AUSTRALIA, Cressy
Description: (Translated from French) A cylindrical object emerged from a curtain of rain, stopped abruptly and hovered, before being joined by six small discs. Then, the entire formation moved backwards. The witnesses were a pastor and his wife.
Reference: Science and Life, special edition: 50 years of UFO, Atlas of Unsolved Cases, pp. 60-63
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2182

Event 22056 (CD44B9BF)

Date: 10/4/1960
Description: (Translated from French) In Cressy (Australia), a pastor and his wife observe a cylindrical object emerging from a curtain of rain. It suddenly stops and hovers, before being joined by 6 small discs. Then, the entire formation moves back. (October 4)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1873

Event 22057 (59C6757E)

Date: 10/4/1960
Time: 18:10
Location: CRESSY, TASM
Description: Minister and 1. Cylinder/cigar-shape going west. 5 30’ domed disks join. Going quickly east. / r111p204+APRO.Sep’60.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 293)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6449

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: “Australia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “12”, HatchDesc: “CRESSY,TASM:MINISTER+1:CGR > W:5 30’DOMED DISKS JOIN:>>E:/r111p204+APRO.Sep’60”, LatLong: “-41.683335 147.066674”, LatLongDMS: “41:41:00 S 147:04:00 E”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TSM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22058 (04A9BCDD)

Date: 10/4/1960 (approximate)
Time: ~22:00
Location: STAROLKA, POLAND
Description: Many observer(s). Bright object going [to] going up [to] going down [to] and all directions. Type unknown. Exits going quickly south. / r84p212.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 731)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6450

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, 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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Poland”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “STAROLKA,POLAND:MANY OBS:BRITE OBJ >↑↓+ALL DIRs:TYPE UNK:EXITS >>S:/r84p212”, LatLong: “52.400002 16.916667”, LatLongDMS: “52:24:00 N 16:55:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PZN”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22059 (7A607770)

Date: 10/4/1960
Location: Cressy, Tasmania
Description: 6:10 p.m. Rev. Lionel Browning and his wife are looking at a rainbow outside their rectory in Cressy, Tasmania, when they see a gray, cigar-shaped object emerge from a raincloud. It has 4 or 5 vertical, dark bands around its circumference and an aerial array that projects from the top. Browning estimates it to be 100 feet long and about 4 miles distant. It moves north at about 60–70 mph at about 400 feet altitude. After one minute, it stops and is joined by 5–6 smaller objects that emerge from a cloud. After another minute, all the UFOs abruptly reverse back into the rain squall at the same speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Mysterious Ships in the Sky,” Australian Flying Saucer Review 1, no. 4 (February 1961): 1–2; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: July–December 1960, The Author, 2003, pp. 104–107; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1961, The Author, 2003, pp. 35–36; Clark III 350–352; Bill Chalker, “The Australian Government and UFOs,” IUR 22, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 19–20; Swords 385–388
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3466

Event 22060 (2E0AEEB4)

Date: 10/4/1960
Description: Reverend and Mrs. Browning in Cressy, Tasmania observed a cigar-shaped object fly toward the west. Five 30’ diameter domed discs joined the larger object, and all flew away rapidly to the east at 6:10 p.m.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: James E. McDonald case investigation files; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1960, p. 4
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6556

Event 22061 (9492A0AC)

Date: 10/5/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting at Mount Kisco (New York). (October 5)
Reference: case Blue Book #7057 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1874

Event 22062 (62CDE5B8)

Date: 10/5/1960
Location: Mount Kisco, NY
Description: Bright, star-like light move across 120° of sky (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7057)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2474

Event 22063 (C1637F70)

Date: 10/5/1960
Time: 7:37 PM
Location: Mt. Kisko, New York
Description: Witness: E.G. Crossland. One bright, star-like light moved across 120^ of sky in 20 seconds.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_455

Event 22064 (A982FF0E)

Date: 10/5/1960
Locations: Thule Site J in Greenland; Russia; Omaha, Nebraska
Description: A formation of UFOs is detected by the new Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at Thule Site J in Greenland. The objects appear to be heading directly toward North America from the direction of Russia. Within seconds, Strategic Air Command headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, scrambles the crews of B-52 bombers armed with nuclear warheads to prepare a retaliatory strike. But at the last moment checks reveal that the objects are spurious radar echoes. Unusual atmospheric conditions create phantoms on the BMEWS that cannot be seen by other radars.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Eric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident, and the Illusion of Safety, Penguin, 2013, pp. 253–254, 542
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3467

Event 22065 (111FEF5B)

Date: 10/9/1960
Time: 18:30
Location: LONG POINT, IL
Description: Minister and several. Golden football hovers / 8-10 minute(s) and goes. Observer(s) chase / 6km.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 69)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6451

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: “10”, Elev: “196”, HatchDesc: “LONG POINT,IL:MINISTER+SVRL:GOLDEN FOOTBALL HVRS/8-10min+GOES:OBS CHASE/6km”, LatLong: “41.005558 -88.894449”, LatLongDMS: “41:00:20 N 88:53:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22066 (0777B429)

Date: 10/9/1960
Location: Longpoint, IL
Description: Minister and others saw a golden, elliptical UFO hover, move away. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2475

Event 22067 (39002C40)

Date: 10/15/1960
Location: Cressy (30 miles from), Tasmania
Description: Spherical 75 ft object flying at great speed at 36,000 ft (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2476

Event 22068 (DDCD134D)

Date: 10/16/1960
Location: GERMANY, Mainz
Description: (Translated from French) (cf. May 18, 60) Two extraterrestrials take Hans Klotzbach in a car and drive him to the forest. There is a “glider” that takes the three people to a saucer in the sky. They explain to him the relationship between light and color.
Reference: Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998
Reference: following 8 to 11 July 73
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2183

Event 22069 (5A2AFC8B)

Date: 10/20/1960
Location: FRANCE, Montcel by Combronde/Lavaure
Description: (Translated from French) At around 7pm Mr. Faure was returning home when suddenly he was dazzled by a rectangular light at 3 or 4 meters altitude. In the upper part two humanoid silhouettes that seemed to be wearing a helmet of 40 to 50 cm in diameter. The light suddenly went out. When he arrived home the witness was in a state of shock and remained in a state of agitation for several days. At the same time three witnesses from Villemorge, a locality located downhill from Lavaure, saw a silent craft that crossed the sky at great speed towards the south-east. (1960, October 20th and 25th)
Reference: M. FIGUET/ J.L. RUCHON: “Ovni, Premier dossier complet…” ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1979, p. 244
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2184

Event 22070 (8AF7CF45)

Date: 10/20/1960 (approximate)
Time: 19:00
Location: LA VAURE, FR
Description: Luminous rectangular / 4M altitude 10M away. Shadows / 2 helmeted small humanoids (or Greys) / inside. UFO going southwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 95)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6452

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LA VAURE,FR:LUM RECT./4M alt 10M AWAY:SHADOWS/2 HELMETED OIDS/INSIDE:UFO >SW”, LatLong: “46.016669 3.066667”, LatLongDMS: “46:01:00 N 03:04:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Puy-de-Dôme”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 22071 (51E93AFC)

Date: 10/20/1960
Locations: Australia; Cressy, Tasmania
Description: Australian MP Gil Duthie asks Frederick Osborne, Australian Minister for Air, whether he has read the account of the UFO seen at Cressy, Tasmania. Osborne responds that he has, and he admits that the Department of Air receives UFO reports and shares them with the RAF and the US Air Force. However, all of them are “explainable on a perfectly normal basis.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 352; Swords 387
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3468

Event 22072 (3F2AFA04)

Date: 10/24/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Explosion of an R-16 rocket at Baikonour, 123 deaths. (October 24)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1875

Event 22073 (E978348E)

Date: 10/27/1960
Time: 17:50
Location: LEXINGTON, KY
Description: Attorney. Saucer hovers / 10 minute(s). Going quickly northwest rising faster than a jet. Contrail.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 68)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6453

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: “10”, Elev: “287”, HatchDesc: “LEXINGTON,KY:ATTORNEY:SCR HVRS/10min:>>NW RISING FASTER than a JET:CONTRAIL”, LatLong: “38.050002 -84.483337”, LatLongDMS: “38:03:00 N 84:29:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22074 (7A8C654F)

Date: 10/27/1960
Location: Lexington, KY
Description: Attorney saw disc hover, move away. [NICAP UFOE, VII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2477

Event 22075 (A3274942)

Date: 10/30/1960
Location: CRESCENT CITY, CA
Description: FAA expert and more/others. 2+3 Brill objects hover. 6th object scouts between groups.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6454

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “12”, HatchDesc: “CRESCENT CITY,CA:FAA EXPERT++:2+3 BRILL OBJS HVR:6th OBJ SCOUTS BETWEEN GROUPS”, LatLong: “41.755558 -124.200006”, LatLongDMS: “41:45:20 N 124:12:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22076 (C0A91847)

Date: 10/31/1960
Location: Cuba
Description: Most guerrilla infiltrations and supply drops directed by the CIA into Cuba have failed; these are replaced by a plan to mount an initial amphibious assault with a minimum of 1,500 men.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3469

Event 22077 (3E13A89B)

Date: 11/1960
Location: CARACAS, VNZL
Description: Hundreds / observer(s). Cylinder/cigar-shape going south low and slow. Blue-green luminous halo. Males turn over mountain.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 741)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6455

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: “Venezuela”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “930”, HatchDesc: “CARACAS,VNZL:100s/OBS:CGR >S LO+SLOW:BLU-GRN LUMn.HALO:MALES TURN ovr MOUNTAIN”, LatLong: “10.466667 -66.983337”, LatLongDMS: “10:28:00 N 66:59:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CRC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22078 (9C4136B7)

Date: 11/3/1960
Time: 16:30
Location: PRICE CO, WI
Description: Humming. 7M domed metallic saucer / ground. Quickly going up [to] and away fast. Several square portholes. / r242p147.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 733)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6456

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, TRC: Physical traces, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “456”, HatchDesc: “PRICE co,WI:HUM:7M DOMED MTLC SCR/GND:↑↑+AWAY FAST:SVRL SQR PORTs:/r242p147”, LatLong: “45.683336 -90.350004”, LatLongDMS: “45:41:00 N 90:21:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wisconsin”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22079 (B97B58E7)

Date: 11/3/1960
Location: Price County, Wisconsin
Description: 4:30 p.m. Two 8-year-old boys are walking over a small hill in rural Price County, Wisconsin, when they hear an odd high-pitched, humming noise. The air has become unusually warm. They look back and see an aluminum-colored object on the hill behind them. They run back toward it, but it lifts off and shoots away. They find the soil of the hill to be warm to the touch.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Small Boys See Warm, Landed UAO,” APRO Bulletin, January 1961, pp. 1, 4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3470

Event 22080 (FA5E87E6)

Date: 11/4/1960
Location: Massachusetts
Description: House Majority Leader John W. McCormack (D-Mass.) writes to Keyhoe that “it was pretty well established by some, in our minds, that there were some objects flying around in space that were unexplainable.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Congressmen Confirm AF Secrecy: Pressure for Investigation Increasing,” UFO Investigator 1, no. 11 (Dec./Jan. 1960/1961): 1; UFOEv, p. 175
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3471

Event 22081 (1AE3F3CF)

Date: 11/7/1960
Time: ~19:00
Location: CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL
Description: Night lights = running lights / 2 large UFO’s. Type unknown. Possible portholes. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FARISH, Jucius: UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE: $5/Monthly. Plumerville, AR. (Index 292)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6457

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “198”, HatchDesc: “CHICAGO HEIGHTS,IL:NLTS=RUNNING LITES/2 LRG UFOS:type unk:POSS.PORTHOLES:NFD”, LatLong: “41.800002 -87.650004”, LatLongDMS: “41:48:00 N 87:39:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22082 (B677F462)

Date: 11/8/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Election of John F. Kennedy to the Presidency of the United States. (November 8)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1876

Event 22083 (92699632)

Date: 11/11/1960
Location: MOLINE, IL AND MORE/OTHERS
Description: Airport weathermen and more. Large silver object with antenna on side. Others / widely.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 23)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6458

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), NUC: Nuclear facility related

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “183”, HatchDesc: “MOLINE,IL++:AIRPORT WEATHERMEN+:LRG SLVR OBJ W/ANTENNA on SIDE:others/widely”, LatLong: “41.505558 -90.516671”, LatLongDMS: “41:30:20 N 90:31:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22084 (D61E48EC)

Date: 11/11/1960
Time: 22:00?
Location: WARMINSTER, WILTS
Description: 3 military and 1. Blinding sphere/orb/globe going down. Nearly lands. Going quickly north. Type unknown. / r8#511.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 731)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6459

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, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “120”, HatchDesc: “WARMINSTER,WILTS:3 MIL+1:BLINDING ORB ↓:NEARLY LANDS:>>N:type unk:/r8#511”, LatLong: “51.200002 -2.166667”, LatLongDMS: “51:12:00 N 02:10:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22085 (409B7317)

Date: 11/11/1960
Time: night
Location: Warminster, Great Britain
Description: Four witnesses, among them three military men, saw an object that seemed about to land, then took off again toward the north, leaving a trail of sparks and blinding them.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: 130; FSR 61,1 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_511

Event 22086 (B54B2897)

Date: 11/11/1960
Description: On this night four witnesses in Warminster, England, including among them three men in the British military, saw an object that seemed about to land, but then took off again. It flew off toward the north, leaving a trail of sparks and blinding them by its brilliance.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 511
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7595

Event 22087 (DEF26C71)

Date: 11/13/1960
Location: FRANCE, La Londe
Description: (Translated from French) At 02:45, Rémi Carbonnier was awakened by a green light illuminating his room. He went to the window and saw a round, shining object, 6 m in diameter, resting on three legs, on a railway track, 300 m away. It was emitting orange glows. A dome on the top of the object began to turn, the legs disappeared and the object rose vertically above the trees, without a sound. Less than 20 seconds later it had crossed the hill and disappeared to the southwest. The next day the witness went to the spot and found no trace, but his dog refused to go forward and ran away. (Jacques VALLEE: "Chronicles of E.T. Appearances - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 298) The personality of the witness seems to weigh heavily on the credibility to be given to this testimony.
Reference: J.C. BOURRET: “The New Challenge of UFOs” - France Empire 1976 - pp. 43 to 50
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2186

Event 22088 (6FEE15E9)

Date: 11/13/1960
Time: 02:50
Location: LA LONDE, FR
Description: 6M domed saucer / railroad/railway tracks. Retracts legs. Going quickly southwest. Dog avoids site. / r30p244.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 94)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6460

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, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “45”, HatchDesc: “LA LONDE,FR:6M DOMED SCR/RR TRACKS:RETRACTS LEGS:>>SW:DOG AVOIDS SITE:/r30p244”, LatLong: “49.305558 0.944444”, LatLongDMS: “49:18:20 N 00:56:40 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Seine Maritime”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22089 (88A092BE)

Date: 11/13/1960
Time: 0245
Location: La Londe, France
Description: Remi Carbonnier, 45, was awakened by a green light illuminating his room. He went to the window and saw a bright, round object, 6 m in diameter, resting on three legs on the railroad tracks 300 m away. It was emitting orange flashes. A dome on top of the object started spinning, the legs disappeared, and the object rose vertically above the trees, without noise. Less than 20 sec later, it had cleared the hill and was lost to sight in the southwest. The next day the witness went to the site and found no trace, but his dog turned around and ran away,
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: 131 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_512

Event 22090 (8445DA7D)

Date: 11/13/1960
Description: In the year 1960 in La Londe, France a domed disc-shaped UFO was spotted sitting on railroad tracks at 2:45 a.m. It made no sound, and shafts of orange light periodically shot out from the object. It rose vertically, folded its landing gear, and shot off straight up.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 512
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7630

Event 22091 (E9326EA1)

Date: 11/14/1960
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) SECRET RECOVERY OF DISCOVERER 13 LAUNCHED ON AUGUST 10, 1960.
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 92
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2187

Event 22092 (C73C4884)

Date: 11/14/1960
Location: Dillsboro, IN
Description: S. Indiana/Dillsboro Nike Missile Station, G,V (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 601114
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2478

Event 22093 (0519AD4F)

Date: 11/15/1960
Time: 10:40
Location: 50KM NORTH / CRESSY, TASM
Description: 70’ saucer going [to] 800MPH / 36K’. Buzzes USAF RB-57. / r249p484. / r120p167.
Type: sighting
Reference: CHALKER,Bill: The OZ FILES. Australian Sightings. 1996 Duffy & Snellgrove. NSW,Australia. ISBN 1-875989-04-8 (Index 105)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6461

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

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “50km N/CRESSY,TASM:70’SCR>800MPH/36K’:BUZZES USAF RB-57:/r249p484:/r120p167”, LatLong: “-41.427780 147.261118”, LatLongDMS: “41:25:40 S 147:15:40 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TSM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22094 (A9EC3F94)

Date: 11/15/1960
Locations: RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria, Australia; Launceston, Tasmania
Description: 10:40 a.m. A USAF B-57 Canberra reconnaissance aircraft operating out of RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria, Australia, encounters a UFO 15 miles north of Launceston, Tasmania. Capt. Douglas G. Ludlam and Capt. Joseph W. Ivins say it looks like a balloon about 70 feet in diameter and is flying at 35,000 feet, just below the B-57, and traveling at about 920 mph. It is in sight for 5–7 seconds before it disappears under the left wing.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Bill Chalker, “Australian A.F. UFO Report Files,” APRO Bulletin 30, no. 11 (December 1982):4; Clark III 352; Sparks, p. 285
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3472

Event 22095 (332AC5AD)

Date: 11/17/1960
Time: 01:30
Location: HENDERSON, KY
Description: 2 / (seen thru) binoculars. Silent orange and brown colored object soars over valley. Spews angel hair all over/all about.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 271)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6462

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/o

ccupant seen by observer(s), TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “132”, HatchDesc: “HENDERSON,KY:2/BINOCS:SLNT ORG+BRN OBJ SOARS ovr VALLEY:SPEWS ANGEL HAIR ALLO”, LatLong: “37.850002 -87.600004”, LatLongDMS: “37:51:00 N 87:36:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22096 (8B35F495)

Date: 11/17/1960
Location: Lexington, KY
Description: Three UFOs were seen to follow two jet aircraft. One object closed in on the jets, then stopped, repeating this several times. Witnesses described it as round, rotating, color changing from gray to silver as it turned. (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2479

Event 22097 (3866D2BA)

Date: 11/18/1960
Location: Cuba
Description: Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles and CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell brief President-elect John F. Kennedy on the Cuban invasion. Dulles is confident that the CIA can overthrow the Cuban government.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3473

Event 22098 (7B295BB4)

Date: 11/20/1960
Description: A gruesome case classified as spontaneous human combustion occurred on this date in 1960 in Grassy Creek, Kentucky. The burned bodies of four men and a youth were found in a car. Molten metal from the car’s roof had dropped on the cremated bodies.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Coral Lorenzen, APRO Bulletin, July 1963, p. 8
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7747

Event 22099 (EB3FC18E)

Date: 11/24/1960
Time: 10:00
Location: NEAR DEFIANCE, OH
Description: Physics Professor and 1 / car. Silent 30M black disk going northwest. Clear edges. / r242p54.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 749)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6463

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, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “210”, HatchDesc: “nr DEFIANCE,OH:PHYSICS PROF+1/CAR:SLNT 30M BLK DISK >NW:CLEAR EDGES:/r242p54”, LatLong: “41.211113 -84.438893”, LatLongDMS: “41:12:40 N 84:26:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22100 (0258E121)

Date: 11/24/1960
Location: Unknown City, OH
Description: White elliptical UFO observed by scientist. [NICAP UFOE, VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2480

Event 22101 (67B7E649)

Date: 11/24/1960
Description: At 10:00 a.m. in Defiance, Ohio a physics professor driving in a car, and his passenger, watched a silent 30-meter in diameter black disc-shaped object that flew off to the northwest. It had clearly defined edges.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 54
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7870

Event 22102 (5E6A990F)

Date: 11/27/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Chula Vista (California). (November 27)
Reference: case Blue Book #7133 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1877

Event 22103 (0192022B)

Date: 11/27/1960
Time: 19:30
Location: CHULA VISTA, CA
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7133. 7 / trailer camp. Sphere/orb/globe with antennas arcs and dashes. Seen / (seen thru) binoculars.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 149)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6464

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, 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, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “25”, Elev: “21”, HatchDesc: “CHULA VISTA,CA:BBK#7133:7/TRAILER CAMP:ORB W/ANTENNAS ARCS+DASHES:SEEN/BINOCS”, LatLong: “32.638890 -117.083339”, LatLongDMS: “32:38:20 N 117:05:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22104 (3437FE85)

Date: 11/27/1960
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Description: Orange-red point of light, with white sparkler-like light (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7133)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2481

Event 22105 (F1AEB74E)

Date: 11/27/1960
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chula Vista, California
Description: Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Hart. One orange-red point of light made huge circles and stopped during the 20-30 minute sighting.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_456

Event 22106 (745874AD)

Date: 11/27/1960
Description: A red UFO maneuvered all over the sky in huge circles over Chula Vista, San Diego County, California at 7:30 p.m. for 20 minutes. It looked like a ball with a long antenna rod attached, and a flashing white light ran back and forth along the rod. The UFO made several dashes at terrific speeds, and was watched through binoculars by seven witnesses. It made no sound. The sighting lasted between 20 and 30 minutes. A Project Blue Book “unknown”.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7133; Lloyd Mallan, Science & Mechanics, December 1966, p. 30; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 91
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7956

Event 22107 (C73EF6B7)

Date: 11/28/1960
Description: (Translated from French) The Judica Cordiglia brothers intercept a S. O. S. sent by a Soviet. A few days later, Soviet authorities announce that Spoutnik VI disintegrated during the flight. (November 28)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1878

Event 22108 (47D4B164)

Date: 11/29/1960
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in the South of Kyushu (Japan). (November 29)
Reference: case Blue Book #7134 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1879

Event 22109 (D680B271)

Date: 11/29/1960
Description: (Translated from French) During a UFO sighting, giant white worms crawling on a road in Yssandon (France).
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1880

Event 22110 (ED54A40F)

Date: 11/29/1960
Time: 18:40
Location: SOUTH / KYUSHU, JPN
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7134. Unidentified. 2 / T33 trainer. “Star” paces plane. Vanishes. / r185.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 185)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6465

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, 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, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “S/KYUSHU,JPN:BBK#7134:UID:2/T33 TRAINER:“STAR” PACES PLANE:VANISHES:/r185”, LatLong: “31.000001 131.000006”, LatLongDMS: “31:00:00 N 131:00:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kyushu”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22111 (4F65D918)

Date: 11/29/1960
Location: Vincennes, IN
Description: Observed for 25 minutes, an object with a bright, pulsating light was seen by Francis Ridge, a NICAP subcommittee chairman, and many other witnesses. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2482

Event 22112 (32D3D222)

Date: 11/29/1960
Location: Kyushu (South of), Japan
Description: Light Paces T-33 (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: 7134)
Reference: NICAP: 601129
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2483

Event 22113 (606EE485)

Date: 11/29/1960
Time: 6:38 PM
Location: south of Kyushu, Japan
Description: Witnesses: USAF Lt. Col. R.L. Blwlin (sp?) and Maj. F.B. Brown, flying a T-33 jet trainer. One white light 8lowed and paralleled the course of the T-33 for 10 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_457

Event 22114 (6613F3C9)

Date: 11/29/1960
Location: Cuban
Description: Eisenhower meets with the chiefs of the CIA, Defense, State, and Treasury departments to discuss the new concept of a Cuban invasion. No one expresses objections, and Eisenhower approves the plans with the intention of persuading John F. Kennedy of their merit.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3474

Event 22115 (2CFC6609)

Date: 11/29/1960
Description: At 6:38 p.m. two crew members of a USAF T-33 trainer sighted a white light flying south of Kyushu, Japan. The object slowed down to pace the Lockheed jet trainer, and followed the plane for 10 minutes without making any sound. The case is listed by Project Blue Book as unexplained.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7134; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 36; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 92; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 32, citing Don Berliner
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8030

Event 22116 (9371369E)

Date: 12/3/1960
Description: In 1960, a man and his grandson were out duck hunting early in the morning near Atlantic City, New Jersey. They were sitting in a duck blind at around 6 a.m. when they saw a 20-meter wide disc approach to within 100 meters of their position. It glowed red and lit the ground, and moved with a jerky motion “like a bouncing ball.” It changed color from red to purple as it rose vertically into the sky, then flew off toward the southwest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, September 1961, p. 53
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8161

Event 22117 (9501AF06)

Date: 12/5/1960
Location: US
Description: Debate with NICAP Director and USAF Col. Tacker on Dave Garroway’s network television program.
Type: debate
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_889

Event 22118 (FD763CFB)

Date: 12/5/1960
Location: Pentagon
Description: Pentagon UFO spokesman Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker publishes Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force, in which he blisteringly attacks critics of Project Blue Book, depicting them all as charlatans and opportunists and gullible believers.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lawrence J. Tacker, Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force, Van Nostrand, 1960; Clark III 922
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3475

Event 22119 (D1CD7347)

Date: 12/5/1960
Description: Keyhoe debates Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker on the Today show, hosted by Dave Garroway. Tacker says he wrote the book Flying Saucers and the US Air Force because “I felt the Air Force was being set upon by Maj. Keyhoe, NICAP, and other hobby groups who believe in spaceships as an act of pure faith.” Keyhoe repeatedly challenges Tacker, whose statements ring hollow, and even Garroway asks Tacker pointed questions and coolly notes Tacker’s apparent ignorance of basic physics. The show generates numerous phone calls and letters to NBC, most of them critical of the Air Force.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: July–December 1960, The Author, 2003, pp. 129–135; “New Debunking Campaign Backfires,” UFO Investigator 1, no. 11 (Dec.–Jan. 1960/1961): 1–2; “Dave Garroway Show NBC-TV UFO Discussion: Tacker vs. Keyhoe, December 5, 1960,” Journal of UFO History 1, no. 4 (Sept./Oct. 2004): 3–6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3476

Event 22120 (937E105C)

Date: 12/8/1960
Description: Richard Bissell presents an outline for the Cuban invasion to the Special Group, while declining to commit details to written records.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3477

Event 22121 (EE9EDE11)

Date: 12/9/1960
Location: FRANCE, Carignan
Description: (Translated from French) At 8:30 PM a dog barked at a bright object hovering in a park. Three witnesses observed it from separate locations. It appeared to be an oval, luminous craft 4 m in diameter and one could see vague shadows inside. It flew away in a northerly direction. On the ground a circle of yellowed grass was found.
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: "Chronicles of the E.T. Appearances - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 298
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2188

Event 22122 (48A9735B)

Date: 12/9/1960
Time: 20:30
Location: CARIGNAN, FR
Description: 3 separate observer(s). 4M saucer rests / park. Vague figure(s) inside. Going quickly north. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v16#5+/ r30.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 130)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6466

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “CARIGNAN,FR:3 SEP.OBS:4M SCR RESTS/PARK:VAGUE FIGs INSIDE:>>N:/FSR v16#5+/r30”, LatLong: “49.633336 5.166667”, LatLongDMS: “49:38:00 N 05:10:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ardennes”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22123 (63CAA82E)

Date: 12/9/1960
Time: 2030
Location: Carignan, France
Description: A dog barking at a glowing object resting in a park. Three witnesses observed it from separate locations. It appeared as an oval, luminous craft, 4 m in diameter, inside which vague shadows were seen. It took off toward the north. A circle of yellowed grass was found at the site.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Ouranos 27 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_513

Event 22124 (E601B451)

Date: 12/9/1960
Locations: Château des Mailles; Carignan-de-Bordeaux; Gironde, France
Description: 8:30 p.m. Mme. Dhelens in the Château des Mailles (31 miles south of Carignan-de-Bordeaux), Gironde, France, sees a luminous oval object twice the size of an automobile hovering just above the ground in the château’s park. It has two round portholes, behind which she sees indistinct shadows moving. It takes off, leaving a 12-foot circle of yellowed grass, which later dies.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: July–December 1960, The Author, 2003, p. 138
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3478

Event 22125 (B5E5111B)

Date: 12/9/1960
Description: At 8:30 p.m. in Carignan, France a dog was seen barking at a glowing UFO resting in a park. Three witnesses observed it from separate locations. It appeared to be an oval-shaped, self-luminous craft, four meters in diameter. Inside the glowing object vague shadows were seen moving about. It took off toward the north. A circle of yellowed grass was found at the site.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magoina: A Century of Landings, case 513; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0506, citing Ouranos, August 1961
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8282

Event 22126 (04222B28)

Date: 12/14/1960
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: The Brookings Research Institute in Washington, D.C., releases a 186-page report prepared for NASA titled Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs. It is later published as a 272-page Committee Print for the House Committee on Science and Astronautics on March 24, 1961. The report includes a section on “Implications of a Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life.” It is sent to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics for approval by Rep. Overton Brooks (D-La.) and discusses the effects of meeting extraterrestrial life: “It is possible that if the intelligence of these creatures were sufficiently superior to ours, they would choose to have little if any contact with us.” It also speculates on the possibility of finding alien artifacts on earth and the possibility that contact might result in social disintegration.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Brookings Report”; Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs, committee print prepared for NASA by the Brookings Institution, Report of the US House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 87th Congress, First Session, March 24, 1961, pp. 215–216, 225–226 (note 34)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3479

Event 22127 (D09E7B48)

Date: 12/14/1960
Locations: Leningrad [now St. Petersburg]; Moscow; Kaliningrad; Hiroshima
Description: The first Single Integrated Operational Plan, titled SIOP-62, is completed. It describes a massive strike with the entire US arsenal of 3,200 warheads, totaling 7847 megatons, against Russia, China, and Soviet-aligned states with urban and other targets being hit simultaneously. Nine weapons are to be “laid down” on four targets in Leningrad [now St. Petersburg], 23 weapons on six target complexes in Moscow, and 18 on seven target areas in Kaliningrad. Weapons scientist George W. Rathjens looks through SAC’s atlas of Soviet cities, searching for the town that most closely resembles Hiroshima in size and industrial concentration. When he finds one that roughly matches, he asks how many bombs the SIOP “laid down” on that city. The reply: one 4.5 megaton bomb and three more 1.1 megaton weapons in case the big bomb is a dud. The execution of SIOP-62 is estimated to result in 285 million dead and 40 million casualties in the Soviet Union and China. Presented with all the facts and figures, USAF Gen. Thomas D. White finds the plan “splendid.” Disregarding the human aspect, SIOP-62 represents an outstanding technological achievement.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Single Integrated Operational Plan”; Daniel Ellsberg, The Doomsday Machine, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp. 90–103
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3480

Event 22128 (17BD627B)

Date: 12/18/1960
Location: US
Description: Interview with USAF Col. Tacker on Westinghouse network radio program, “Washington Viewpoint.”
Type: interview
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_890

Event 22129 (EAB29684)

Date: 12/24/1960
Time: 23:50
Location: DURANGO, CO
Description: 12 observer(s). 20’ domed saucer / mountain top. Ringed / lights. Pulses. Dog / panic-dies. / r70.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 733)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6467

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), VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “1988”, HatchDesc: “DURANGO,CO:12 OBS:20’DOMED SCR/Mtn.TOP:RINGED/LITES:PULSES:DOG/PANIC-DIES:/r70”, LatLong: “37.250002 -107.866672”, LatLongDMS: “37:15:00 N 107:52:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22130 (032D4D21)

Date: 12/24/1960
Description: A domed disc, estimated to be 20 feet in diameter, was seen near a mountain top in Durango, Colorado at midnight. It had a ring of lights around its rim. It pulsated and was in view for 15 minutes. A dog panicked in an agitated reaction, and later died.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Durango Herald, December 28, 1960; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 117, citing APRO Bulletin, January 1961, p. 1; John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 163; Kenneth Larson, Flying Saucers, March 1970, p. 13: Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 160
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8586

Event 22131 (111C2745)

Date: 12/25/1960
Time: 23:50
Location: COTTONWOOD, MN
Description: Saucer and 3 night lights exchange green beams. Night lights enter saucer / door. Going quickly north. / r114p85.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 755)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6468

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), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “427”, HatchDesc: “COTTONWOOD,MN:SCR+3 NLTS EXCHANGE GRN BEAMS:NLTS ENTER SCR/DOOR:>>N:/r114p85”, LatLong: “44.611113 -95.672227”, LatLongDMS: “44:36:40 N 95:40:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Minnesota”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22132 (2E9B9E01)

Date: 12/25/1960
Description: A disc-shaped flying object and three nocturnal lights exchanged green beams of light in the sky over Cottonwood, Minnesota at 11:45 p.m. The nocturnal lights then entered the saucer-shaped craft through a hatch. The disc flew off toward the north. Pendulum motion was also reported.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, November 1962, p. 2; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 3-071
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8598

Event 22133 (0CB74F88)

Date: 12/26/1960
Location: FRANCE, Canteleu (Seine Maritime)
Description: (Translated from French) At around two in the morning, the two witnesses were riding bicycles. A few meters from the road, they saw a round or oval, metallic, very shiny, aluminum-colored object. One of them fled in panic, but the other observed the object with four feet resting in the snow. A kind of articulated arm equipped with a light emerged from the craft, and its blue-violet beam, 15 cm in diameter, was directed at the witness’s face, immobilizing him. He saw a hatch open, letting out a bright light jet and an indistinct shadow entering the cabin. The module rose, causing a snow whirlwind. After the object had moved away, the witness was again free to move and returned home. The next day, at the landing site, the ground was charred in a diameter of 4 meters and four 30 cm deep and 40 cm in diameter holes were discovered. (…) 22 years later, in 1982, LDLN investigators revisiting the case, the witness was unable to approach the landing site. (…)
Reference: Jimmy GUIEU: “Our Masters the Extraterrestrials” - Presses de la Cité 1992, pp. 186-188
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2189

Event 22134 (84929DF8)

Date: 12/26/1960
Location: CORDOBA, ARG
Description: Pilots and many. Panic. Extra moon stops / 45 minute(s) / 1100M. Changes color(s). Gone!
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 731)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6469

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)

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “45”, Elev: “384”, HatchDesc: “CORDOBA,ARG:PILOTS+MANY:PANIC:EXTRA MOON STOPS/45min/1100M:CHANGES CLRS:gone!”, LatLong: “-31.416668 -64.166670”, LatLongDMS: “31:25:00 S 64:10:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1100”, State/Prov: “CRD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22135 (F9162D92)

Date: 12/27/1960
Time: 07:30:00.0
Location: 27.0000 0.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Air. Country: France Name: “gerb._rouge”
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1839

Extra Data: LatLong: “27.0000 0.0000”, LatLongDMS: “27:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “gerb._rouge”, NukeSource: “BOLT”, NukeType: “A”

Event 22136 (E9A053CB)

Date: 12/27/1960
Location: Pentagon
Description: Blue Book officer Maj. Robert Friend and his boss at ATIC, Philip G. Evans, write a memo to Air Force Intelligence in the Pentagon. Friend complains about civilian UFO organizations supported by people for “financial gain, religious reasons, pure emotional outlet, ignorance, or possibly to use the organization as a ‘cold war’ tool.” He is upset by their accusations that the Air Force is withholding UFO information.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 292
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3481

Event 22137 (78EAFAA2)

Date: 12/29/1960
Location: Miho, Japan
Description: T-33 Crew Observed Bright Light (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 601229
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2484


Year: 1961, 545 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 22138 (D9DD6DD7)

Date: 1961
Location: Washington DC
Description: ex-Lt. Col Philip J. Corso said in 1961 he was given a file cabinet from his superior General Trudeau which contained material recovered from ET craft. He was instructed to use these items for “utilization and exploitation,” farming the objects out to various companies such as Bell Labs to reverse engineer and further develop. Among the technologies he said arose from this were: night vision, fiber optics, food irradiation, integrated circuits, and lasers.
Type: historical event
Reference: “The Day after Roswell”, by Philip J. Corso
Reference: Philip J. Corso’s Manuscript
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_598

Event 22139 (A82CE035)

Date: 1961
End date: 1963
Location: Area 51
Description: Near Nellis AFB, NE: “Mat”, a radio maintenance engineer at Nevada’s AEC between 1961–1963 provided evidence to the MUFON Journal that Project REDLIGHT was secretly being conducted at nearby “Area 51”, a 50-mile-square quadrant of land east of Nellis AFB. This Project “involved flight-testing of an UFO which had been shipped there from Edwards AFB.” The craft flew silently, was about 20 to 30 ft. in diam., and had no wings or tail.
Type: ufo testing
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_599

Event 22140 (3D339711)

Date: 1961
Location: Russia
Description: Russia: Vladimir Azhazha found an elliptical area where he claimed that an alien craft had plummeted to Earth in 1961. A local resident, Zoya Shubenkina, corroborated Azhazha’s story about the 1961 crash, claiming she had witnessed it for herself. She said a big, fiery, red sphere flew over her house and crashed in the valley by the river.
Type: ufo crash
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_603

Event 22141 (9A7DE5A7)

Date: 1961
Location: USSR, Irkutsk
Description: (Translated from French) An engine, shaped like a rocket, with four feet, was seen on the ground, as well as two of its occupants and photographed by a doctor from a nearby laboratory
Reference: Henry DURRANT "The Black Book of UFOs - Laffont 1970 - p. 204
Reference: according to Flying Saucer Review of May 1967
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2193

Event 22142 (1BC9D670)

Date: 1961
Location: USSR, Baikonour
Description: (Translated from French) The craft, “Venusik” (643 kg) loaded with scientific equipment, was taken aboard Spoutnik VIII and placed in a circumterrestrial orbit at an altitude of 200 km. From there it was launched towards Venus in the opposite direction of the Earth’s movement, with a speed of 27.7 km/second relative to the Sun. Then radio contact was lost and no more was heard from the messenger. (continued 25.2.61) (“Astronautics”, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 56) The Venusik probe was sent with the mission of exploring Venus. Launched with remarkable precision, using the technique of a stopover in a terrestrial orbit, this craft has refused to give news since February 27, 1961 and the failure of the transmitter deprived the Russians, for once, of a “first” that the Americans brilliantly achieved the following year with their craft “Mariner II”
Reference: “Conquest of Space” - Thomas de Galiana, ed. Larousse Pocket, 1967, p. 279
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2199

Event 22143 (E8177CF0)

Date: 1961 (approximate)
Location: GERMANY, Timmendorf
Description: (Translated from French) A disc is said to have fallen in this village. The British Army was reportedly the first on the scene, setting up a security cordon to prevent access. Photos were said to have been taken. The object fell on soft ground with little damage, but buried itself a third of the way into the ground. Soon the British were joined by the Russians. Inside the object were 12 small corpses. Photos were also taken of these creatures, as well as during the autopsies. For some of them it was evident that they were not capable of procreation. They seemed to have been made on a production line, all of the same model. They had no digestive system. The disc was reportedly cut into 6 pieces, like a cake, for shipment to the USA to Wright Patterson… (1961, unspecified date)
Reference: FUO n° 1 of 1995, p. 11, 12 - A.J.S. Rayl
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2216

Event 22144 (F8587F41)

Date: 1961
Location: Moscow (near), USSR
Description: Report of Russian tact missiles being fired on UFO (NICAP: 10 - Nuclear Connection, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 610000
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2485

Event 22145 (DC4F5D06)

Date: 1961
Description: The first American to publish on the microwave auditory effect is biophysicist Allan H. Frey. In his experiments, the subjects are able to hear appropriately pulsed microwave radiation from a distance of 328 feet from the transmitter. This is accompanied by side effects such as dizziness, headaches, and a pins-and-needles sensation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Allen H. Frey, “Human Auditory System Response to Modulated Electromagnetic Energy,” Journal of Applied Physiology 17 (July 1, 1962): 689–692; Wikipedia, “Microwave auditory effect
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3482

Event 22146 (A3E8230B)

Date: 1961
Description: Ray Palmer begins publishing The Hidden World, a quarterly magazine in trade-paperback format that runs through 1964. It consists of reprints of Richard Shaver stories and readers’ contributions.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 873
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3483

Event 22147 (C6E7C08A)

Date: 1961
Description: George Adamski publishes Flying Saucers Farewell, signaling his intention to refocus his efforts on teaching about life and consciousness.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: George Adamski, Flying Saucers Farewell, Abelard-Schuman, 1961; “Final Years,” The Adamski Case, June 11, 2009
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3484

Event 22148 (11AC51E4)

Date: 1961
Locations: Sverdlovsk, Russia; Kurgan
Description: An Antonov AN-2P mail biplane takes off from an airfield at or near Sverdlovsk, Russia, bound for Kurgan with seven people on board. About 80–100 miles from Sverdlovsk, the aircraft disappears from the radar screen. Ground control cannot regain contact, so a search is launched with helicopters and troops. The aircraft is found in a small clearing in a dense forest, completely intact. The authorities state that it looks like it was placed there gently from above. All the mail is intact, and there is no sign of anyone on board. No marks or footprints are seen. A 100-foot wide, clearly defined circle of scorched grass and depressed earth is found at a distance of 328 feet from the plane. A report by the Moscow Aviation Institute claims that a UFO was tracked on radar at the control tower and that strange radio signals were hear at the time of the disappearance.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Above, pp. 228–229
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3485

Event 22149 (BB214B1C)

Date: 1961
Locations: Catalina Huanca; Apongo, Peru
Description: A UFO appears above the iron-ore mine of Catalina Huanca, owned by the Marcona Mining Company, near Apongo, Peru. It hovers for 5–15 minutes, only about 300 feet away from a young mining engineer. It is round and glowing, with windows on the upper part. The engineer gets a look at it through his theodolite, but it still looks fuzzy. The object reappears throughout the day, allowing all the mine workers (about 70) to view it. The following day it follows a supply truck for several hours as it exits the mine heading south over a dirt track.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: S. Parker Gay Jr., “Peru, 1961,” IUR 24, no. 3 (Fall 1999): 29
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3486

Event 22150 (C2F5E150)

Date: 1961
Description: Texas Instruments establishes the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies and later hires I. Robinson, W. Rindler, J. Ehlers and C. Bichteler to work on gravitational physics.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_95

Event 22151 (A6F8EEBE)

Date: 1961
Description: US Army Col. Phillip J. Corso states when the USAF Foreign Technology Division began, he was put on it and received autopsy reports of what seemed like extraterrestrial bodies, crash reports of UAP craft, and recovered artifacts from crashes.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_96

Event 22152 (C61A406B)

Date: 1/1961?
Location: IRKUTSK, BIRYAT, RUSSIA
Description: Doctor. Rocket / going down [to] 4 legs. 2 figure(s) nearby. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) May’67+Quest.
Type: sighting
Reference: HOBANA Ion & WEVERBERGH,Julien: UFO’S from BEHIND the IRON CURTAIN; Bantam Books,1975. 308pp. (Index 285)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6470

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “IRKUTSK,BIRYAT,RUSS:DOCTOR:ROCKET/↓4 LEGS:2 FIGs NEARBY:/FSR May’67+Quest”, LatLong: “52.266669 104.000005”, LatLongDMS: “52:16:00 N 104:00:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BRY”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 22153 (38AD1F41)

Date: 1/1961
Locations: La Victoria; El Vigía, Mérida, Venezuela
Description: Day. Government topographer Adolfo Paolini Pisani is driving a jeep along the highway between La Victoria and El Vigía, Mérida, Venezuela, when a truck passes him. A few minutes later, a brilliant metallic disc like polished blue steel swoops down and passes dangerously close above the hood of the truck. The truck rises a few feet into the air and overturns in the direction taken by the object, falling in a sandbank with its wheels in the air. The object ascends and is lost to view in a few seconds. Pisani stops his jeep to assist, but fortunately the lone driver has only a few scratches.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Horacio Gonzales, “Disc Upsets Truck,” APRO Bulletin, September 1961, pp. 1, 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3487

Event 22154 (65C75273)

Date: 1/1/1961
Location: LA VICTORIA, VNZ
Description: Saucer going [to] overhead. Truck pulled 1M going up. Falls / ditch. 2 separate observer(s). / r111p185.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 741)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6471

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), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Venezuela”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “612”, HatchDesc: “LA VICTORIA,VNZ:SCR > OVHD:TRUCK PULLED 1M ↑:FALLS/DITCH:2 SEP.OBS:/r111p185”, LatLong: “10.233334 -67.333337”, LatLongDMS: “10:14:00 N 67:20:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CAR”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22155 (193FF7E9)

Date: 1/1/1961
Time: 20:00
Location: MUNCQ-NIEURLET, FR
Description: Farmer. Silent luminous top hovers / woods. Red turns going [to] orange. Going west and vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: BOURRET, Jean-Claude: Le NOUVEAU DEFI des OVNI. Editions France Loisirs, Paris. 1976 ISBN 2-7242-0104-3 395pp. (Index 37)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6472

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “MUNCQ-NIEURLET,FR:FARMER:SLNT LUMn.TOP HVRS/WOODS:RED TURNS>ORG:>W+VANISHES:”, LatLong: “50.850002 2.100000”, LatLongDMS: “50:51:00 N 02:06:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pas-de-Calais”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22156 (1739E180)

Date: 1/1/1961
Location: La Victoria, Venezuela
Description: A government topographer, Adolfo P. Pisani, was passed by a truck as he was driving on the Andean Highway. A brilliant disk with the appearance of blue steel swooped down very close to the hood of the truck and then flew away. The truck was pulled up nearly 1 m above the road and overturned in a sandbank. The driver escaped with minor injuries.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Lor.I 250 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_514

Event 22157 (76BE3A8C)

Date: 1/1/1961
Description: Mr. Pisani, a government topographer, had just passed a truck on the Andean Highway between La Victoria and El Vigia, Venezuela on a clear day when he witnessed a flying disc of polished blue steel swoop down very close to the hood of the truck and lift it about a meter into the air. The truck overturned onto a sandbank, causing minor injuries to the driver.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 185, citing H. Gonzalez; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 514
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5

Event 22158 (A7C36899)

Date: 1/3/1961
Location: Cuba
Description: President Eisenhower severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3488

Event 22159 (C1B95D07)

Date: 1/3/1961
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Description: 9:01 p.m. An explosion at the US Army’s SL-1 nuclear power reactor in Idaho Falls, Idaho, causes a meltdown, killing three operators. The direct cause is the improper withdrawal of the central control rod, responsible for absorbing neutrons in the reactor core. The event is the only reactor accident in the US that results in immediate fatalities.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “SL-1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3489

Event 22160 (DEEA53EE)

Date: 1/4/1961
Location: Cuba
Description: The CIA Deputy Director of Plans Richard Bissell plans for a “lodgement” by 750 men at an undisclosed site in Cuba, supported by considerable air power.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3490

Event 22161 (8E5302E8)

Date: 1/6/1961
Time: 03:00
Location: TORROJA DP, SP
Description: 6M saucer lands 1500m away / 20 minute(s). Dog avoids area after. / r50p7.
Type: sighting
Reference: FSR CASE HISTORIES. Bimonthly/London. Supplements 2 - 18 (final issue) (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6473

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), ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “TORROJA DP,SP:6M SCR LANDS 1500m AWAY/20min:DOG AVOIDS AREA AFTER:/r50p7.”, LatLong: “41.266669 1.083333”, LatLongDMS: “41:16:00 N 01:05:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TRG”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22162 (FE5CC507)

Date: 1/6/1961
Description: At 3:00 a.m. Luis G. Ferre Casas, age 33, and two other witnesses watched as a domed disc-shaped object, six meters in diameter, landed quietly on a mountain in Torroia del Priorato, Tarragona, Spain. It was the color of moonlight. A dog who was with them refused to approach the landing site. The incident lasted 20 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, FSR Case Histories, February 1974, p. 10; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, OVNIs: El Fenomeno Aterrizaje, p. 49; Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 31; UNICAT database, case 488, citing Ballester Olmos
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_163

Event 22163 (113615B2)

Date: 1/8/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Pravda reports that citizens of the USSR who claim to have seen flying saucers are either fools or liars. (January 8)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1881

Event 22164 (FFC26A79)

Date: 1/8/1961
Locations: Uzbekistan; Tajikistan; USSR
Description: Pravda asserts that “some regions” (including Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) of the USSR are reporting UFOs. It quotes physicist Lev Artsimovich saying that “it is about time that these tales be stopped no matter how breathtaking they may be.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January– June 1961, The Author, 2003, pp. 5–6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3491

Event 22165 (F42D56EC)

Date: 1/10/1961
Description: (Translated from French) A Polaris missile is launched from Cape Canaveral. The missile is on its route when an unidentified object is detected in the area: the object is large enough and maneuvers so close to the Polaris that the ground automatic radar detection, programmed to follow the missile, mistakenly locks onto the other object, which eventually leaves the radar detection range. It takes 14 minutes to lock back onto the Polaris. (January 10)
Reference: Keyhoe 1967
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1882

Event 22166 (40CDB97C)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: UFO follows Polaris missile during launch.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_238

Event 22167 (79521FC6)

Date: 1/10/1961 (approximate)
Location: ATLANTIC 33° 40W-19° 48S
Description: Radars. Huge object paces Polaris missile test. / r211p55.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 367)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6474

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “14”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ATLANTIC 33°40W-19°48S:RADARS:HUGE OBJ PACES POLARIS MISSILE TEST:/r211p55”, LatLong: “-19.800001 -33.666668”, LatLongDMS: “19:48:00 S 33:40:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SAT”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22168 (A0824C7D)

Date: 1/10/1961
Time: 21:10
Location: SOUTH / BENJAMIN, TX
Description: Pilot and more/others. Saucer zigzags going quickly southwest and lands. Darkens and going up [to] as Posse nears. / r242p43.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 735)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6475

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, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “485”, HatchDesc: “S/BENJAMIN,TX:PILOT++:SCR ZIGZAGS >>SW+LANDS:DARKENS+↑ as POSSE NEARS:/r242p43”, LatLong: “33.500002 -99.794449”, LatLongDMS: “33:30:00 N 99:47:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22169 (3B6E55B7)

Date: 1/10/1961
Time: 21:10
Location: BOULDER, CO
Description: Radio astronomers. Intense artificial white noise / 29.75MHz / S. sky.
Type: sighting
Reference: STURROCK, Dr. Peter A: REPORT / SURVEY of the AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of the UFO PROBLEM; Stanford, CA 1977. (Index 165)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6476

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, NFO: No craft seen, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “55”, Elev: “1629”, HatchDesc: “BOULDER,CO:RADIO ASTRONOMERS:INTENSE ARTIFICIAL WHITE NOISE/29.75MHz/S.SKY”, LatLong: “40.016669 -105.283338”, LatLongDMS: “40:01:00 N 105:17:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22170 (5F10C197)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: UFO alters launch of U.S. Navy Polaris missile, G (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 610110
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2486

Event 22171 (587A217B)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: UFO blocks tracking of U.S. missile, G (NICAP: 10 - Nuclear Connection)
Reference: NICAP: 610110
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2487

Event 22172 (7DA55D4E)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Atlantic bet. Cuba and Haiti, At Sea
Description: (McDonald list) UFO “Alters” Navy Polaris Missile Test (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610110
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2488

Event 22173 (A581DEB1)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Description: A/c Sees Object Maneuver and Land (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases, Code: T, Rating: 5, BB: BBU) (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 610110
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2489

Event 22174 (5F8FE178)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Benjamin, TX
Description: Glowing red, zig-zagging UFO observed from air by pilot (also from ground by others); maneuvered and landed on large overgrown field. [NICAP UFOE, V] (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2491

Event 22175 (70935369)

Date: 1/10/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Description: A US Navy A-1 Polaris missile is launched from a ground pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. A disc, whose diameter is close to the length of the Polaris, alters its tracking, but does not block the missile firing, since the tracking system continues to follow the object and later returns to again to track the Polaris downrange. The diameter of the disc is approximately 20–25 feet and it is about 6–8 feet thick at its center. It is visually lost to ground observers and the primary witness (Clark C. McClelland, with 10x50 binoculars) as it continues downrange. The original investigation is conducted by McClelland and his Florida NICAP subcommittee.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “UFO ‘Alters’ Tracking of Navy Polaris Test”; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1961, The Author, 2003, pp. 6–7; Sparks, p. 286
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3492

Event 22176 (22096525)

Date: 1/10/1961
Description: At 12:14 p.m. a Polaris missile launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida was paced by a UFO. Its radar signal was so strong that the radar tracking locked onto the UFO instead of the missile.The UFO stayed on the radar screen for several minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: William R. Corliss & Jerome Clark, UFO Calendar 1999; Richard M. Dolan, UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 411
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_239

Event 22177 (84F74761)

Date: 1/10/1961
Description: At 9:12 p.m. a bright red disc-shaped object was sighted near Benjamin, Texas by two men in a light plane. It followed their Beech Debonair airplane, zigzagged, and then landed. The pilot was interviewed by the US Air Force.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 32; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 43; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, Washington DC: NICAP, p. 24
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_240

Event 22178 (389B0A21)

Date: 1/12/1961
Locations: Moscow, Russia; Fort Bliss
Description: In a press conference in Moscow, Russia, Minister of Merchant Marine Viktor Bakaev charges that US military aircraft and ships are systematically conducting “provocative actions” against Soviet vessels around Cuba. He is probably referring to close approaches to Cuban airspace by Fort Bliss–based reconnaissance aircraft that are testing the responses of Soviet electronic countermeasures.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacobsen, Area 51, pp. 155–157
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3493

Event 22179 (C8C939E7)

Date: 1/17/1961
Locations: Élisabethville [now Lubumbashi]; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Katanga
Description: DRC Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is executed by firing squad near Élisabethville [now Lubumbashi], Democratic Republic of the Congo. CIA Station Chief Larry Devlin has helped direct the search to capture Lumumba for his transfer to his enemies in Katanga, he is involved in arranging Lumumba’s transfer there, and he is in direct touch with the killers the night Lumumba is killed. The Congolese leaders who kill Lumumba, including Mobutu Sese Seko and Joseph Kasa-Vubu, receive money and weapons directly from the CIA. John Stockwell writes in 1978 that a CIA agent had the body in the trunk of his car in order to try to get rid of it. Stockwell, who knows Devlin well, feels Devlin knows more than anyone else about the murder. However, documents released in 2017 reveal that the US role in Lumumba’s murder was only under consideration by the CIA and never carried out.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Patrice Lumumba
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3494

Event 22180 (CF18FF7E)

Date: 1/17/1961
Description: Eisenhower delivers a farewell address in a TV broadcast. Perhaps best known for advocating that the nation guard against the potential influence of the military–industrial complex, a term he is credited with coining, the speech also expresses concerns about planning for the future and the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending, the prospect of the domination of science through federal funding, and, conversely, the domination of science-based public policy by what he calls a “scientific-technological elite.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Eisenhower’s farewell address
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3495

Event 22181 (CCB44D42)

Date: 1/17/1961
Locations: Holloman AFB; Cimarron, New Mexico
Description: 6:17 p.m. A former weather officer at Holloman AFB is driving with some companions near Cimarron, New Mexico, when they see three different groups of amber UFOs flying in V-formation about 15 miles away at 30,000 feet. There are six lights in the first group and eight in the second and third. They fly away to the southwest and then return to where they first appeared.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 226–227
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3496

Event 22182 (EAC2B621)

Date: 1/19/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Statement from the USAF following the wave of sightings: - Not a single fragment of a saucer or spaceship. (January 19)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1883

Event 22183 (3AF0C4F7)

Date: 1/19/1961
Description: A USAF press release proclaims that “not even a minute fragment of a so-called ‘flying saucer’ has ever been found.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Frank Edwards, FS Serious Business, Bantam ed., 1966, p. 48
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3497

Event 22184 (C1840C49)

Date: 1/20/1961
End date: 11/22/1963
Location: Washington DC
Description: President John F. Kennedy in office
Type: historical event
Reference: Wikipedia
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_600

Event 22185 (2CFC396C)

Date: 1/22/1961
Location: FRANCE, Cestas-Gazinet
Description: (Translated from French) At 6:30 pm, a professor from the University of Bordeaux and 3 teachers observed an elongated, shiny, orange object. There was an influence on the car’s ignition. One witness felt a slight discomfort and heard (or perceived in some other way) the word “Zemu” (note from vog: maybe it was the word “SAMU”?) repeated twice.
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: "Chronicles of E.T. Appearances - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 298
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2194

Event 22186 (2AD0CA38)

Date: 1/22/1961
Location: Eglin AFB, FL
Description: Metallic UFO approaches, makes U-turn, 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_239

Event 22187 (E44D5522)

Date: 1/22/1961
Time: 16:50
Location: EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL
Description: Metallic saucer nears Air Force Base / Gulf. U-turn and retreats. 8mm film / businessman.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 95)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6477

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), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “4”, Elev: “26”, HatchDesc: “EGLIN AFB,FL:MTLC SCR NEARS AFB/GULF:UTURN+RETREATS:8mm FILM/BUSINESSMAN”, LatLong: “30.483335 -86.550004”, LatLongDMS: “30:29:00 N 86:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22188 (4E03A0FB)

Date: 1/22/1961
Time: 18:30
Location: CESTAS TO/FROM GAZINET, FR
Description: 4 professors. Saucer. Electro-magnetic effect (EME) / auto. Possible telepathy. / Ouranos.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 515)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6478

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), TLP: Telepathy, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “CESTAS><GAZINET,FR:4 PROFESSORS:SCR:EME/AUTO:POSSIBLE TLP:/Ouranos”, LatLong: “44.783335 -0.666667”, LatLongDMS: “44:47:00 N 00:40:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Gironde”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22189 (34264D33)

Date: 1/22/1961
Location: Eglin AFB, FL
Description: An elliptical UFO, metallic looking, approached from over the Gulf, made a U- turn and sped back over the Gulf. Photographed on 8 mm movie film by a businessman. [NICAP UFOE, VIII] (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2492

Event 22190 (197DC471)

Date: 1/22/1961
Time: 1830
Location: Cestas-Gazinet, France
Description: An electronics professor at Bordeaux University and three school teachers observed an elongated, glowing, orange object. Interference with car ignition was noted. One witness was said to have felt a slight indisposition and to have heard or somehow perceived the word “ZEMU” repeated twice.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Ouranos 26 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_515

Event 22191 (4DF005C5)

Date: 1/22/1961
Locations: Eglin AFB; Valparaiso, Florida
Description: 4:45 p.m. An elliptical, metallic-looking UFO approaches Eglin AFB near Valparaiso, Florida, from over the Gulf, makes a U-turn and speeds back over the Gulf. Harry Caslar is filming his son on the beach with 8mm movie film and captures the UFO.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 95
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3498

Event 22192 (1DBD1A25)

Date: 1/22/1961
Description: An electronics professor at Bordeaux University and three school teachers observed an elongated, glowing, orange object in Cestas-Gazinet, France at 6:30 p.m. Interference with their car’s ignition was noted. One witness was said to have felt a slight indisposition and to have heard or somehow perceived the word “ZEMU” repeated twice.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 515; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 111, citing Vallee
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_411

Event 22193 (E0D3147A)

Date: 1/22/1961
Description: A metallic UFO was filmed at 4:45 p.m. as it approached Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, then made a U-turn and sped away. There were at least six witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1961, p. 5; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 95; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, September 1970, p. 4
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_412

Event 22194 (466D3422)

Date: 1/28/1961
Locations: Trinidad, Cuba; Havana; Escambray Mountains; Sancti Spiritus province
Description: President Kennedy is briefed, together with all the major departments, on the latest plan (code-named Operation Pluto) that involves 1,000 men landed in a ship-borne invasion at Trinidad, Cuba, about 170 miles southeast of Havana at the foothills of the Escambray Mountains in Sancti Spiritus province. Kennedy authorizes the active departments to report progress.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3499

Event 22195 (3E8E661F)

Date: 1/29/1961
Location: Netherlands
Description: Royal Dutch AF pilot in F-86 fires on UFO. Non-US military.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973, by Richard Dolan
Source: Dolan, ID: Dolan_240

Event 22196 (76658257)

Date: 1/31/1961
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) Chimpanzee “Ham” reached 252 km with a Redstone rocket. His capsule was recovered after a 18 minute flight.
Reference: Inforespace n° 49, 1980, p. 14, 15
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2195

Event 22197 (7B834741)

Date: 2/1961
Time: 22:10
Location: SOUTHWEST / LOQUEFFRET, FR
Description: Gendarme. Domed disk / 150M altitude lights area near nuclear power station/depot/facility.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHENOMENES SPATIAUX: Group GEPA, Gen. M. Lionel Chassin Paris. Quarterly 1964?-1977. Merged into Grp. GEPAN (Index 36)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6479

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, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, NUC: Nuclear facility related

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SW/LOQUEFFRET,FR:GENDARME:DOMED DISK/150M alt LITES AREA nr NUCL.POWER Stn:”, LatLong: “48.305558 -3.877778”, LatLongDMS: “48:18:20 N 03:52:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Finistère”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22198 (3552AA29)

Date: 2/1961
Location: Western Europe, France
Description: Disc near nuclear power station (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, NC)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2493

Event 22199 (39E4B968)

Date: 2/1961
Locations: Karelia, Russia; Leningrad; St. Petersburg
Description: Forester Vasili Brodski finds a mysterious crater 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 10 feet deep on the bank of a frozen lake in Karelia, Russia. It had not been there two days earlier. The base is remarkably smooth, and around the edge are lumps of grass and soil but no trace of the excavated dirt. Six investigators from Leningrad [now St. Petersburg] arrive and find odd, crumbling black pellets on the edge of the lake. Divers discover a 330- foot strip where the soil has been displaced along the floor of the lake, as if something slid along the ground and submerged, ploughing up the soil. Geologist Vsevolod Charmov examines ice, water, and soil samples but cannot explain a green discoloration on some of the submerged pieces of broken ice. The pellets seem to be an inorganic substance.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Hobana and Weverbergh 61–63
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3500

Event 22200 (54F0F060)

Date: 2/1/1961
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of “Samos II”, a retrograde moving satellite.
Reference: "Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2196

Event 22201 (DF9220FA)

Date: 2/2/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Turin devices record the sound of a beating heart and a labored breath. A cardiogram is traced by the famous cardiologist Doglioti. (February 2)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1884

Event 22202 (8AAD69BA)

Date: 2/4/1961
Location: USSR, Baikonour
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of Sputnik VIII, the heaviest of all satellites with its 6483 kg. It was recovered on February 26, 1961.
Reference: "Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2197

Event 22203 (7868922F)

Date: 2/5/1961 (approximate)
Location: PORTLAND, ME AND ENTIRE STATE
Description: Wave / night lights fireballs and unidentified shapes / 2 days. News. / r242p138.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLAMMONDE, Paris: UFO EXIST!; Ballentine Books, NY 1976. PB 480pp. (Index 437)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6480

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, 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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “240”, Elev: “9”, HatchDesc: “PORTLAND,ME+ENTIRE STATE:WAVE/NLTS FBLS+UID SHAPES/2 DAYS:NEWS:/r242p138”, LatLong: “43.650002 -70.266670”, LatLongDMS: “43:39:00 N 70:16:00 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Maine”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22204 (6BF44B4D)

Date: 2/5/1961
End date: 2/7/1961
Location: Unknown City, ME
Description: Many reports of strange lights flashing around in sky. Some blinked and moved up and down. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2494

Event 22205 (45335DFD)

Date: 2/5/1961
End date: 2/7/1961
Locations: Maine; Portland; Brunswick
Description: Many people report strange lights flashing around in the sky over Maine. Some blink and move up and down. A Portland Press Herald editorial, February 9, says: “Mysterious objects ‘lit up like a ball of fire and going fast’ zoom over Portland. Unidentified shapes with green, yellow, and red lights hover over Brunswick, then dart away with ‘unbelievable quickness.’ Strange things are happening. . . The military had us just about convinced that no such objects existed. The only trouble was that many people—good, reliable observers— continued to see these things.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 138
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3501

Event 22206 (D22FF199)

Date: 2/7/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Soviet authorities announce the disintegration of Sputnik 7. (February 7)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1885

Event 22207 (94AED493)

Date: 2/7/1961
Time: 22:30
Location: KENNEBUNKPORT, ME
Description: Business exec. Bright-red hemisphere hovers. Going quickly east. Silent. No contrail.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 68)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6481

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: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “12”, HatchDesc: “KENNEBUNKPORT,ME:BUSINESS EXEC:BRITE-RED HEMISPHERE HVRS:>>E:SLNT:NO CONTRAIL”, LatLong: “43.361113 -70.477781”, LatLongDMS: “43:21:40 N 70:28:40 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Maine”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22208 (564E0E13)

Date: 2/10/1961
Time: 13:00?
Location: TIREE ISL.SCOTLAND
Description: 1 observer. Night light going quickly [to] against wind. Lands / 2 hours. Burnt grass. / FSR’61#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHILLIPS, Ted: Study of PHYSICAL TRACES ASSOCIATED with UFO SIGHTINGS; CUFOS 1975. (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6482

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “121”, Elev: “11”, HatchDesc: “TIREE Isl.SCOTLAND:1 OBS:NLT>>AGAINST WIND:LANDS/2hrs:BURNT GRASS:/FSR’61#5”, LatLong: “56.500003 -6.916667”, LatLongDMS: “56:30:00 N 06:55:00 W”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22209 (BB58B113)

Date: 2/12/1961
Location: USSR, Baikonour
Description: (Translated from French) The first test shot towards Venus was executed by the USSR on February 12.
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2198

Event 22210 (321B2A80)

Date: 2/12/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of Venera 1 towards Venus. (February 12)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1886

Event 22211 (CF998B4A)

Date: 2/16/1961
Location: Atlantic N of Bermuda, At Sea
Description: (McDonald list) High Speed Object Tracked on APS-95 (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610216
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2495

Event 22212 (34508945)

Date: 2/16/1961
Description: Rep. John W. McCormack states the Air Force “has not been giving out all the information it has on UFOs.” A year earlier McCormack, the Senate Preparedness Committee and the House Science and Astronautics Committee were briefed by USAF and told no government agency or department was withholding information on the subject. McCormack’s comments in 1961 suggests he believed he was lied to.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_97

Event 22213 (3FC13F92)

Date: 2/17/1961
Description: (Translated from French) A man and a woman are launched from the Baikonur base, on the shores of the Aral Sea. The woman cries out: I’m going to catch it and hold it in my right hand! Look out the porthole! Look out the porthole! I got it… The first woman in space must have taken something that was floating near the capsule. But things get complicated by an unexpected event. The man suddenly declares: There it is! There’s something there! If we don’t come back, the world will never know! It’s hard… (February 17)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1887

Event 22214 (F12B3011)

Date: 2/17/1961
Description: (Translated from French) 50 Unidentified Flying Objects are detected on the NATO radar, moving in formation from the Soviet Union towards Europe, at an altitude of nearly 3000 m, then disappearing 9 minutes later.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1888

Event 22215 (39BE28BA)

Date: 2/17/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Acting on the recommendations of the Joint Study Group, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara notified the JCS in February 1961 of his decision to establish a Defense Intelligence Agency and charged it with developing a concept plan that would integrate the military intelligence efforts of all elements of the DoD.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1889

Event 22216 (2C1D38C0)

Date: 2/23/1961
Location: Misawa AFB, Japan
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2496

Event 22217 (DE77E01D)

Date: 2/26/1961
Location: Tyndall AFB, FL
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2497

Event 22218 (774B2A3C)

Date: 2/27/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at Bark River (Michigan). (February 27)
Reference: case Blue Book #7284 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1890

Event 22219 (89CAB477)

Date: 2/27/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Crash of a 30 m disk in Timmensdorfer, near the Baltic Sea (Germany). The British army arrives first on the scene and establishes a security perimeter. The aircraft is not destroyed, because it landed on a soft and gentle terrain, although a third is buried. 12 small bodies are found inside, similar to the description of the Gris.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1891

Event 22220 (A6AF8034)

Date: 2/27/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Construction of the MIB Headquarters under New York.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1892

Event 22221 (B462482D)

Date: 2/27/1961
Location: LEWIS TO/FROM HARRIS ISLANDS, SCT
Description: Ships crew. Odd object twists and turns and falls to sea. / FSRv17#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: SANDERSON, Ivan: INVISIBLE RESIDENTS; World Publishing HB 1970 & Avon Books PB 1973 (Index 40)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6483

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, 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: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “LEWIS><HARRIS Isls,SCT:SHIPS CREW:ODD OBJ TWISTS+TURNS+FALLS TO SEA:/FSRv17#5.”, LatLong: “57.872225 -6.744445”, LatLongDMS: “57:52:20 N 06:44:40 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22222 (AC5DF068)

Date: 2/27/1961
Time: 22:20
Location: BARK RIVER, MI
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7284. 13cm sphere/orb/globe maneuvers slowly. Beams light ahead. Goes behind trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 170)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6484

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “227”, HatchDesc: “BARK RIVER,MI:BBK#7284:13cm ORB MNVRS SLOWLY:BEAMS LITE AHEAD:GOES BHND TREES”, LatLong: “45.711113 -87.305560”, LatLongDMS: “45:42:40 N 87:18:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22223 (B259AF3D)

Date: 2/27/1961
Location: Yuma, AZ
Description: (McDonald list) Uncorrelated Target With Diffused Echoes (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610227
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2498

Event 22224 (951C498B)

Date: 2/27/1961
Location: Ft. Meade, MD
Description: Cluster of 3 Objects Tracked at 900 Knots (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 610227
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2499

Event 22225 (66CB8778)

Date: 2/27/1961
Location: Herndon, VA
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2500

Event 22226 (55CA32F8)

Date: 2/27/1961
Location: Bark River, MI
Description: Fiery-red, round object, preceded by light rays (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7284)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2501

Event 22227 (EC27156B)

Date: 2/27/1961
Time: 10:15 PM
Location: Bark River, Michigan
Description: Witness: Mrs. LaPalm. One fiery-red, round object, preceded by light rays, slowed and descended, while her dog howled. Sighting lasted 10 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_458

Event 22228 (AD7854FB)

Date: 2/27/1961
Description: A ship’s crew watched an oddly shaped flying object twist, turn, and fall into the sea between Lewis and Harris Islands in the Western Isles off Scotland. On that night at 10:15 p.m. a red sphere with light rays projecting out ahead of it was seen by Mrs. Lapham and her daughter for ten minutes in Bark River, Michigan. Her dog howled during the time that the UFO was present.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Janet Gregory, FSR, September-October 1971, p. 29; US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #7284
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1151

Event 22229 (204B4E36)

Date: 2/28/1961
Location: Vietnam
Description: US military advisors first accompany South Vietnamese troops during operations in Vietnam
Type: war
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_601

Event 22230 (B4050A64)

Date: 2/28/1961
Time: 03:20
Location: LAKEVILLE, MA
Description: Blue Book. Roar. Bright-yellow ovoid / 2 passes. House lights fail. Going quickly south. / r242p139.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6485

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, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “6”, Elev: “27”, HatchDesc: “LAKEVILLE,MA:BBK:ROAR:BRITE-YEL OVOID/2 PASSES:HOUSE LITES FAIL:>>S:/r242p139”, LatLong: “41.850002 -70.950003”, LatLongDMS: “41:51:00 N 70:57:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Massachusetts”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22231 (FA17DA8C)

Date: 2/28/1961
Location: Waverly AFB, IA
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610228
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2502

Event 22232 (ADAB50EA)

Date: 2/28/1961
Location: Lakeville, MA
Description: House lights dimmed three times, went out on two occasions as elongated UFO twice passed overhead (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2503

Event 22233 (B63C489B)

Date: 2/28/1961
Location: Lakewood, Massachusetts
Description: 3:20 a.m. Clarence Blackwood and his wife hear a roaring sound in the sky at their home in Lakewood, Massachusetts. They look out the bedroom window and see a fiery cigar-shaped object moving at low altitude to the northeast. It is bright yellow in the middle with a bright red edge and surrounded by thin clouds of black smoke. The object rolls back and forth rapidly and travels slowly to the southwest. It passes directly above their house, illuminating the bedroom. The lights that they have left on in the kitchen dim three times and go out for 4– 5 minutes. The object returns at 3:40 and the kitchen lights repeat their previous actions.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Schopick, pp. 115–117
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3502

Event 22234 (3038E69B)

Date: 3/1961
Location: US
Description: Article in Argosy magazine. AF Col. Tacker used the strongest language to date in denouncing critics of the UFO investigation. Their claims were “absolutely erroneous;” “a hoax:” “sensational theories:” the work of “amateur hobby groups.” NICAP’s evidence was “drivel,” its claims “ridiculous” and it was making “senseless accusations.” In April 1961, after being associated with the UFO project for over three years, Col. Tacker was shipped to Europe on “routine reassignment.”
Type: magazine article
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_892

Event 22235 (8BDFD706)

Date: 3/1961
Description: In an article in Argosy, Maj. Lawrence Tacker says that critics of the Air Force investigation are “absolutely erroneous,” “a hoax,” “sensational theories,” and the work of “amateur hobby groups.” NICAP’s evidence is “drivel,” its claims “ridiculous,” and it is making “senseless accusations.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lawrence J. Tacker, “‘Flying Saucers Are Fakes!’ ‘—U.S. Air Force,’” Argosy, March 1961, pp. 58, 125–126; UFOEv, p. 108
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3503

Event 22236 (E6074BC2)

Date: 3/1961
Description: House Majority Leader John W. McCormack tells Keyhoe privately that he has urged the Science and Astronautics Committee, headed by Rep. Overton Brooks (D-La.), to investigate Air Force UFO secrecy.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, Signet ed., 1974, p. 76
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3504

Event 22237 (3EC79DDB)

Date: 3/3/1961
Location: Ephrata, WA
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610303
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2504

Event 22238 (06226925)

Date: 3/3/1961
Description: A white spherical UFO with a metallic luster was seen during the day flying over Manly, New South Wales, Australia. At 10:45 p.m. a father and son were camping near a lake at Bowna Hume Weir, New South Wales when they saw a disc-shaped UFO with four windows on the ground not far away. Four humanoid figures could be seen between the object and a nearby fire. Their encounter lasted 45 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 87; Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1270

Event 22239 (996D8A91)

Date: 3/4/1961
Location: ATLANTIC 43° 30W-42° 55N PROJECT BLUEBOOK CASE #UNKNOWN
Description: Military observer(s). No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 63)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6486

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ATLANTIC 43°30W-42°55N BBK#UNKN:MIL OBS:NFD”, LatLong: “42.916669 -43.500002”, LatLongDMS: “42:55:00 N 43:30:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NAT”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22240 (B12A28B8)

Date: 3/6/1961
Description: In South Miami, Dade County, Florida at 10:15 p.m. a man saw a cigar-shaped object with occupants aboard.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Norbert F. Gariety, Flying Saucers, September 1961, p. 38; Geroge D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, May 1963, p. 34
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1330

Event 22241 (99D9FE04)

Date: 3/10/1961
Time: 21:10
Location: WANGARATTA AND TALLANGATTA, VCT
Description: Night light maneuvers / wide area near Hume reservoir. No further details. / AFSR#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 516)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6487

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “WANGARATTA+TALLANGATTA,VCT:NLT MNVRs/WIDE AREA nr HUME RSVR:NFD:/AFSR#5”, LatLong: “-36.383335 146.300007”, LatLongDMS: “36:23:00 S 146:18:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Victoria”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22242 (481D435E)

Date: 3/10/1961
Location: RAF Upper Heyford, UK
Description: (McDonald list) Slow-Moving Object Tracked on Gnd Radar (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610310
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2505

Event 22243 (1EBF059A)

Date: 3/10/1961
Time: 2045
Location: Bowna, Australia
Description: F. Reynolds and his son were camping near the water. They observed an object on the ground with four windows in it. There was a fire nearby, and four figures could be seen between it and the object. At 2130 it had disappeared. Witnesses in Wodonga, West Albury, Wangaratta and Tallangatta independently observed an unknown object in flight.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Austr. FSR 5 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_516

Event 22244 (1CB5D7DF)

Date: 3/10/1961
Description: F. Reynolds and his son were camping near the water in Bowna, New South Wales, Australia. They observed an object on the ground with four windows in it. There was a fire nearby, and four figures could be seen between it and the object. At 9:30 p.m. it had disappeared. Witnesses in Wodonga, West Albury, Wangaratta and Tallangatta independently observed an unknown object in flight that same evening.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 516
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1402

Event 22245 (B4B30148)

Date: 3/13/1961
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description: Blue Book. 2 Navy men. “Satellite” going going west makes 90° turn going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 40)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6488

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, 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: “7”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “5”, HatchDesc: “SAN DIEGO,CA:BBK:2 NAVY MEN:“SATELLITE” GOING > W MAKES 90° TURN >>S.”, LatLong: “32.733335 -117.150006”, LatLongDMS: “32:44:00 N 117:09:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “9999”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22246 (35E4F7CB)

Date: 3/15/1961
Time: 20:50
Location: NEAR BOWNA, AUSTR
Description: 2 / camp. Flaming object / shore. Figure(s) run to and fro. No trace. / r96#161+/ r8.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 743)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6489

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “45”, HatchDesc: “nr BOWNA,AUSTR:2/CAMP:FLAMING OBJ/SHORE:FIGs RUN TO+FRO:NO TRACE:/r96#161+/r8”, LatLong: “-36.033335 147.083340”, LatLongDMS: “36:02:00 S 147:05:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22247 (32C66E8A)

Date: 3/16/1961
Time: 18:20
Location: ADMIRALTY BAY, ANTARC
Description: Icebreaker crew. Ovoid northeast going southwest / 12 second(s). Beams going down. Splits. / r242p53.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHENOMENES SPATIAUX: Group GEPA, Gen. M. Lionel Chassin Paris. Quarterly 1964?-1977. Merged into Grp. GEPAN (Index 16)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6490

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, MID: Likely mis-identification, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, 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

Extra Data: Country: “Antarctic below 70 degrees South”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ADMIRALTY BAY,ANTARC:ICEBREAKER CREW:OVOID NE>SW/12sec:BEAMS↓:SPLITS:/r242p53”, LatLong: “-62.083336 -58.416669”, LatLongDMS: “62:05:00 S 58:25:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VCT”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22248 (0C1082EA)

Date: 3/16/1961
Location: Unknown City, Antarctica
Description: Meteorologist observed a fireball-like object, multi-colored, below overcast. [NICAP UFOE, VI] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2506

Event 22249 (5CB16922)

Date: 3/16/1961
Location: Admiralty Bay, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Description: 6:15 p.m. Brazilian meteorologist Rubens J. Villela, on the deck of the USS Glacier, watches a tear-shaped fireball over Admiralty Bay, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, in slow, level flight. It leaves a long orange trail like a tracer bullet, then abruptly divides in two as if exploding. It disappears after 10 seconds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, pp. 53– 54; 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. 64–65
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3505

Event 22250 (829AE595)

Date: 3/16/1961
Locations: Murray River; Bowna, New South Wales
Description: 8:45 p.m. Mr. F. Reynolds and his 15-year-old son Lloyd are camped in their trailer 900 feet from the Murray River, at Bowna, New South Wales, when they see what appears to be a huge trailer with four windows and a red light at the end standing by the water. A fire is visible to the right of the object, and they can see four figures moving quickly between the object and the fire. Reynolds watches through binoculars and sees the entire array moving sideways in a jerking manner. After 45 minutes, it is all gone from sight. In the morning they can find no traces on the soft mud flat.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:UFO Landing?” Australian Flying Saucer Review, no. 5 (July 1961): 1–2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3506

Event 22251 (FD0F86D6)

Date: 3/17/1961
Location: Buffalo, NY
Description: USAF Col. Tacker lectures to the Aero Club of Buffalo, N.Y.
Type: lecture
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_891

Event 22252 (5030EB58)

Date: 3/17/1961
Description: USAF ATIC is asked by the House Armed Services Subcommittee how the USAF can improve UAP sightings. ATIC states the best solution is to give its primary advisor J. Allen Hynek a raise of $1,000 per year and purchase one new polaroid camera and one new geiger counter for field work. It also recommends raising the count of commissioned officers working on UAP from 1 to 2.

Note: It is questionable that these meager improvements were the best the USAF could do in response to the Congressional inquiry.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_98

Event 22253 (9DFDF191)

Date: Spring 1961
Description: (Translated from French) In Millville (New Jersey), two flirting witnesses in a car parked in a discreet location observe a nocturnal light: What caught my attention was the way the light moved… it shone without emitting any sound. It was much brighter than any star in the sky… As it moved slowly towards the North, I first thought it was a weather balloon reflecting the light of the Sun. Only balloons don’t stop, don’t change direction, don’t do reverse… Both of us watched the thing’s gambols… Finally, after 5 good minutes, from where it was, far to the South, it went straight to the North, it disappeared in about 5 seconds. I know, I timed it. The observation lasted in total 7 minutes. (Spring, late evening)
Reference: Poher 2003
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1893

Event 22254 (1667EFA9)

Date: Spring 1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in Kemah (Texas) (Spring)
Reference: case Blue Book #7321 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1907

Event 22255 (4C402ACC)

Date: Spring 1961
Location: Kemah, TX
Description: Case missing (Berliner) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7321)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2507

Event 22256 (A1E70FFF)

Date: Spring 1961
Time: Time unknown
Location: Kemah, Texas
Description: Case missing from official files.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_459

Event 22257 (4F1DCCE2)

Date: Spring 1961
Location: Millville, New Jersey
Description: Late evening. A couple parking in Millville, New Jersey, watch a bright light silently moving northward. It hovers, reverses direction, and maneuvers for 5 minutes. At one point it races directly at a star, abruptly stops, draws a neat, right-angled, half-box around it, and goes racing on. Finally it speeds out of sight in about 5 seconds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, Ballantine ed., 1974, p. 44; Michael D. Swords, “We Know Where You Live,” IUR 30, no. 2 (January 2006): 10
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3507

Event 22258 (D80C54A4)

Date: 3/22/1961
Time: 21:50
Location: FORT PIERCE, FL
Description: Mayor and airmen. Fireball / fantastic maneuvers. Big wave / all Florida to 29 March.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 275)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6491

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), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “16”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “FORT PIERCE,FL:MAYOR+AIRMEN:FBL/FANTASTIC MNVRS:BIG WAVE/ALL FLORIDA to 29MAR”, LatLong: “27.433335 -80.333337”, LatLongDMS: “27:26:00 N 80:20:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22259 (8181AB80)

Date: 3/23/1961
Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
Description: Beechcraft pilot and passenger saw an intense bright light rise (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610323
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2508

Event 22260 (FBE238AB)

Date: 4/1961
Time: 20:00
Location: DRAGUIGNAN, VAR
Description: Hemisphere lands / pasture. Rises and vanishes instantly. Busy area!
Type: sighting
Reference: FIGEUT, Michel & RUCHON, Jean-Louis: OVNI - Le Premier Dossier…; Alain LeFeuvre, Paris 1979. (Index 249)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6492

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, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “DRAGUIGNAN,VAR:HEMISPHERE LANDS/PASTURE:RISES+VANISHES INSTANTLY:BUSY AREA!”, LatLong: “43.516669 6.483334”, LatLongDMS: “43:31:00 N 06:29:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Var”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22261 (3C490825)

Date: 4/1961
Locations: Pentagon; Europe
Description: Maj. Tacker is removed from his job as Pentagon UFO spokesman and reassigned to Europe. He is replaced by Maj. William T. Coleman.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Tacker Replaced As Spokesman,” UFO Investigator 1, no. 12 (April/May 1961): 1– 2; UFOEv, p. 108
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3508

Event 22262 (D74EB60E)

Date: 4/2/1961
Location: PACIFIC 132° 15W-34° 34N
Description: Blue Book. US Navy boat crew. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 63)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6493

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 132°15W-34°34N:BBK:US NAVY BOAT CREW:NFD”, LatLong: “34.566668 -132.250006”, LatLongDMS: “34:34:00 N 132:15:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22263 (0780470F)

Date: 4/4/1961
Locations: Bay of Pigs; Cuba; Trinidad
Description: President Kennedy approves the Bay of Pigs plan (also known as Operation Zapata) for the invasion of Cuba because it has an airfield that does not need extending to handle bomber operations, it is farther away from large groups of civilians than the Trinidad plan, and it is less noisy militarily, which would make any future denial of direct US involvement more plausible.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Bay of Pigs invasion
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3509

Event 22264 (8A594A5E)

Date: 4/9/1961
Location: KINGSVILLE, TX
Description: Round red object descends hovers and speeds away. No further details. / r78p188.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 139)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6494

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: “3”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “KINGSVILLE,TX:ROUND RED OBJ DESCENDS HVRS+SPEEDS AWAY:NFD:/r78p188”, LatLong: “27.516668 -97.855560”, LatLongDMS: “27:31:00 N 97:51:20 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22265 (7BCB26FB)

Date: 4/9/1961
Location: Kingsville, TX
Description: Round red UFO descended, hovered, sped away. [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2509

Event 22266 (F676978D)

Date: 4/11/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: (McDonald list) Object Tracked Prior to Launch of Polaris Missile (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610411
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2510

Event 22267 (8A417EA8)

Date: 4/12/1961
Location: USSR, Baikonur
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of Vostok I, first occupied satellite (Gagarine) recovered the same day.
Reference: "Astronautics, Pierre Rousseau, Hachette 1965, p. 63
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2200

Event 22268 (302D6BFB)

Date: 4/12/1961
Description: (Translated from French) The crew of the motorized fishing vessel Santa Ameria observed a bright red spherical body moving in a south-southeast to north-northwest trajectory. The object was seen descending, displaying purple/orange rings and emitting small rainbows. As it descended, the object seemed to become larger. The front of the object touched the surface of the water for a moment. A few minutes after the first observation, a second lenticular-shaped object followed the trajectory of the first. During the descent of the objects, a red wake was observed. Possible meteor.
Reference: Inquiry of E. Morricone of 18/07/1979; AAVV Ufo in Italia, vol. 3, ed. Upiar, p. 67; electronic archive CUN April 2002
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1894

Event 22269 (D8113FB6)

Date: 4/12/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Yuri Gagarin was the first man launched into space, aboard Vostok 1. He spent 108 minutes in flight, at an altitude of 327 km.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1895

Event 22270 (C8F9CB86)

Date: 4/12/1961
Description: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to go into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completes an orbit of the earth.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Yuri Gagarin
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3510

Event 22271 (216541DD)

Date: 4/14/1961
Location: Marianas Islands, Asia
Description: Four Small Objects Tracked 10-15 Minutes (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610414
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2511

Event 22272 (3BE1B2A8)

Date: 4/17/1961
Description: (Translated from French) “Bay of Pigs” in Cuba. (April 17)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1896

Event 22273 (7A7E064F)

Date: 4/17/1961
Locations: Cuba; Guatemala; Nicaragua
Description: The Bay of Pigs invasion takes place in Cuba. A counter-revolutionary military (made up of Cuban exiles), trained and funded by the CIA, Brigade 2506 fronts the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (DRF) and intends to overthrow the increasingly communist government of Fidel Castro. Launched from bases in Guatemala and Nicaragua, the invading force is defeated within three days by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces under the direct command of Castro.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Bay of Pigs invasion
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3511

Event 22274 (7A6C1AFD)

Date: 4/18/1961
Location: USA, Eagle River
Description: (Translated from French) At around 11am Joe Simonton was drawn by a curious sound of studded tires on a wet pavement. He went into the yard and saw a silver saucer-shaped object, brighter than chrome, hovering close to the ground. The object was 12 feet high and thirty feet in diameter. An opening appeared about 5 feet from the ground and Simonton saw three men inside the craft. One was wearing a two-piece black suit. They were about 5 feet tall, clean-shaven, and resembled Italians: black hair, swarthy skin. Their shirt was trimmed with a turtleneck collar and they wore woolen caps. One of the men lifted a pot apparently made of the same material as the craft and it seemed to Simonton that he was asking for water. Simonton took the pot, filled it. On his return, one of the men was cooking food on some kind of flame-less grill. The inside of the craft was black like raw iron. He could make out panels for instruments and heard a sound like that of a generator. When he made a gesture indicating he was interested in the prepared food, one of the men, also dressed in black but with a narrow red braid on his trousers, handed him three small cakes about 3 inches in diameter with small holes in them. All this had lasted about 5 minutes. The man closest to the witness fastened some kind of belt to a hook on his clothing and closed the opening. The object rose 20 feet and headed south causing such a gust of wind that the pines bent.
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Chronicles of the E.T. Appearances” - DENOEL 1972 - coll. J’AI LU, p. 40-41
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2201

Event 22275 (DB4DF93B)

Date: 4/18/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Joe Simonton, a farmer from Wisconsin, hears a noise outside his house and notices a curious chrome-colored craft hovering close to the ground. As he approaches, he sees through

an opening 3 figures with tanned skin and black hair. One is busy with the controls of a dashboard, while the other seems to be cooking something on a flame-less stove. Having spotted Simonton, one of the creatures hands him a kind of bucket, gesturing that it wants water. The farmer complies. As a thank you, and since Simonton shows interest in what is being cooked, the pilot of the craft gives him 4 cakes. Finally, the hatch closes and the craft flies south, causing a gust of wind that bends the trees. The observation lasted 5 minutes, no more. Simonton eats one of the cakes and finds it tastes like cardboard. The USAF has one of the cakes analyzed — as part of the official UFO study program — and the report concludes that the ingredients do not come from another planet, and that the farmer must have been daydreaming. (April 18th, 11am)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1897

Event 22276 (26BABD68)

Date: 4/18/1961
Time: 11:00
Location: EAGLE RIVER, WI
Description: Dark 5’ pseudo-humans/entities / 13’ saucer ask farmer / water. Bake pancakes! / MJ#276.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 737)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6495

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, CVS: Conversation/communication, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “3”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “501”, HatchDesc: “EAGLE RIVER,WI:DARK 5’ PSHs/13’ SCR ASK FARMER/WATER:BAKE PANCAKES!:/MJ#276”, LatLong: “45.911113 -89.266671”, LatLongDMS: “45:54:40 N 89:16:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wisconsin”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 22277 (7E5A7F6B)

Date: 4/18/1961
Location: Eagle River, WI
Description: CE-3 case involving ETs giving ‘pancakes’ for water (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2512

Event 22278 (8DF76182)

Date: 4/18/1961
Time: 1100
Location: Eagle River, Wisconsin
Description: J. Simonton heard a whining sound and saw an object, 10 m in diameter, 4 m high, with exhaust pipes around the periphery, land near his house. A door was opened and a man appeared. About 1.50 m tall, he wore a black, turtle-neck pullover with a white band at the belt, and black trousers with a vertical white band along the side. Two figures were visible inside the object. Simonton filled a jug with water, returned it to the man, who gave him three ordinary pancakes, and the craft took off.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic; Magonia (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_517

Event 22279 (CDFCD190)

Date: 4/18/1961
Location: Eagle River, Wisconsin
Description: 11:00 a.m. Joe Simonton hears a whining sound on his farm four miles from Eagle River, Wisconsin, and sees a silvery object, 30 feet in diameter and 12 feet high, with exhaust pipes around the periphery, land nearby. A door opens and a man appears, about 5 feet tall and wearing a black, turtle-neck pullover with a white band at the belt, and black trousers with a vertical white band along the side. Two other figures are visible inside. The creature is holding a metallic jug and making gestures suggesting he wants a drink. Simonton takes the jug into his basement, fills it with water, and returns it to the man. Simonton notices one man frying on a flameless grill and motions for some food. Simonton receives four ordinary pancakes or cookies, 3 inches in diameter, perforated with small holes. The object takes off after 5 minutes. Simonton gives one of the pancakes to Judge Frank Wellington Carter, who then passes it on to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena; another he gives to J. Allen Hynek for Project Blue Book; and the third he keeps for himself. A thorough analysis is performed on one of the pancakes by the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the food is found to be made of terrestrial but tasteless ingredients, including hydrogenated oil and buckwheat flour. The Air Force concludes that Simonton is honest but has mistakenly conflated the reality of his breakfast with a dream.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Sparks, p. 287; Vallée, Magonia, pp. 23–25; Clark III 421–426; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1961, The Author, 2003, pp. 32–34; Center for UFO Studies, [Hynek case documents]; Center for UFO Studies, [case photos]; Center for UFO Studies, [Lex Mebane case files]; Center for UFO Studies, [NICAP case documents]; Jerome Clark, “The Pancakes of Eagle River,” IUR 21, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 3–8, 27; Joshua Cutchin, “The Great Alien Bake-Off,” Fortean Times 332 (November 2015): 42–44
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3512

Event 22280 (2DA189BB)

Date: 4/18/1961
Description: Mr. Paul Simonton, a Chicken farmer in Eagle River, Wisconsin saw a disc-shaped carft land vertically on his farm. A hatch opened, and when he approached he saw three human-looking men inside. They asked him for some water. They appeared to be cooking pancakes on a griddle, and in exchange for the water they gave him four of the pancakes from griddle. The men were described as five feet tall with dark hair. They wore blue knit outfits and helmets. The newspapers had a field day with this report, but private UFO investigators who interviewed Mr. Simonton found him to be sincere and his story uncomplicated.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allen Utke case files, case 6; Milwaukee Journal, April 23, 1961; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, May 1963, p. 34; NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1961, p. 8; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 23
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2112

Event 22281 (BA52FC9B)

Date: 4/19/1961
Locations: San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, Italy; Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy
Description: 7:40 p.m. Commanding Officer C. J. Peterson of the minesweeper HMS Maxton sees a swiftly moving object as the ship is 33 miles off San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, Italy. It is green and leaves an orange trail as it moves higher and disappears to the northwest. The ship’s crew sees a similar object on April 20 at 4:50 a.m. when it is 25 miles south of Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: 1Pinotti 112–113
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3513

Event 22282 (A7C62921)

Date: 4/20/1961
Location: Hanna City AFS, IL
Description: Object at 97,000’ Tracked on FPS-6A (McDonald list) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610420
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2513

Event 22283 (CA57BE4B)

Date: 4/23/1961
Time: 01:50
Location: MANITOWOC, WI
Description: Newspaperman. Dull-grey disk going west slowly. Rushing wind sound. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6496

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, 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: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “197”, HatchDesc: “MANITOWOC,WI:NEWSPAPERMAN:DULL-GREY DISK >W SLOWLY:RUSHING WIND SOUND:NFD”, LatLong: “44.066669 -87.600004”, LatLongDMS: “44:04:00 N 87:36:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Wisconsin”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22284 (601F52A7)

Date: 4/24/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in the Pacific (35’-50’ North, 125’ 40’ West). (April 24)
Reference: case Blue Book #7284 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1898

Event 22285 (941ACB55)

Date: 4/24/1961
Time: 03:30
Location: PACIFIC 35° 50N-125° 40W WITH SAN JOSE
Description: 2 military observer(s). Small disc / night light paces USAF jet. / r185.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6497

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, 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: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 35°50N-125°40W W/SAN JOSE:2 MIL OBS:SML DISC/NLT PACES USAF JET:/r185”, LatLong: “35.833335 -125.666673”, LatLongDMS: “35:50:00 N 125:40:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CLF”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22286 (7404C68E)

Date: 4/24/1961
Location: San Francisco (200 miles SW of), At Sea
Description: RC-121 Crew Tracks Object With Sextant (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5, BB: 7359)
Reference: NICAP: 610424
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2514

Event 22287 (7F02F96A)

Date: 4/24/1961
Time: 3:34 AM
Location: 200 miles SW of San Francisco, California (35’ 50’ N, 125’ 40 W)
Description: Witnesses: aircraft commander Capt. H.J. Savoy and navigator lst Lt. M.W. Rand, on USAF RC-l2lD patrol plane. One reddish-white, round object or light, similar to satellite. Observed for 8 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_460

Event 22288 (93D23105)

Date: 4/25/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Generals’ putsch in Algiers. (April 25)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1899

Event 22289 (56ADF5C1)

Date: 4/25/1961
Time: 06:00:00.0
Location: 27.0000 0.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Air. Country: France
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1840

Extra Data: LatLong: “27.0000 0.0000”, LatLongDMS: “27:00:00 N 00:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “BOLT”, NukeType: “A”

Event 22290 (FB0BF83C)

Date: 4/25/1961
Locations: US; American
Description: US Air Force Intelligence Collection Guidance Letter no. 4, originally classified Confidential, describes and provides guidance for Project Moon Dust reporting. Several items of interest appear in the document: classification level of Moon Dust Alerts and reports, focus of Moon Dust on “foreign earth satellite vehicles,” and destination agencies for Moon Dust reports among them. Project Moon Dust is a covert project to exploit the discovery of Soviet hardware when it temporarily lands in American hands.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Department of the Air Force, “MOON DUST Reporting,” Intelligence Collection Guidance Letter, no. 4, April 25, 1961; Kevin D. Randle, A History of UFO Crashes, Avon, 1995, pp. 157–169
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3514

Event 22291 (7381202E)

Date: 4/27/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Photograph of Pescara (Italy). (April 27, mid-day)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1900

Event 22292 (688CB4DE)

Date: 4/27/1961
Time: ~06:00
Location: LAKE ONEGA, RUSSIA
Description: UFO breaks dirt and ice / frozen lake. Furrows / lakebed. Crud and odd fragments.
Type: sighting
Reference: HOBANA Ion & WEVERBERGH,Julien: UFO’S from BEHIND the IRON CURTAIN; Bantam Books,1975. 308pp. (Index 61)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6498

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), 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, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “LAKE ONEGA,RUSS:UFO BREAKS DIRT+ICE/FROZEN LAKE:FURROWS/LAKEBED:CRUD+ODD FRAGS”, LatLong: “62.033336 34.583335”, LatLongDMS: “62:02:00 N 34:35:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “KRL”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 22293 (4616A49E)

Date: 4/27/1961
Description: On this morning a bluish green oval object, the size of a jetliner, landed on Lake Onega in Karelia, Russia and broke through the ice. It was heading toward the east when it came down and created a trench 50 feet long and 10 feet deep in the lake bed. There was a great deal of disturbed mud, and odd fragments were also found at the site. The sample residue was analyzed and showed the presence of the elements magnesium, aluminum, calcium, barium, and titanium. There were at least 25 witnesses to the crash landing.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 137, citing Felix Zigel; APRO Bulletin, June 1976, p. 5; Xenolog, August 1976, p. 11; Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 61
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2367

Event 22294 (DF5D027B)

Date: 4/28/1961
Location: Korb Lake, Leningrad, Russia
Description: Traces of a crashed UFO were found in this area.
Type: ufo crash
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_602

Event 22295 (8F8A4388)

Date: 4/28/1961
Location: USSR, Korb-Ozéro (Karelia)
Description: (Translated from French) Around 9 pm, forest guard Vassili Brodski was walking along the 600 m long and 150 m wide frozen lake without seeing anything out of the ordinary. The next morning he walked back and found a stretched out ditch that started on the high bank and disappeared into the lake through a huge hole in the ice: the earth that had been excavated to make this 27 m long, 15 m wide and 3 m deep ditch was nowhere to be found: yet it was about 1000 cubic meters. He informed the military authorities who arrived with their equipment a week later. The submerged part of the broken floating ice was green. On the shore the military found grains of a black material that crumbled between their fingers. Upon analysis they seemed to come from a metal that had been heated as if for welding. (Boris CHOURINOV: “The two faces of ufology in Russia” - May 1994, p. 6 and 7) On the morning of April 27, a group of twenty-five hunters and foresters saw an unknown aerial object descend and crash into the ground near a bend where a stream emptied. According to the witnesses it could have been 8 or 10 in the morning. The object was oval-shaped, as big as a long-haul plane and shone with a gray-blue light. It was flying at low altitude and at high speed. It was heading east to west when the crash occurred near the north shore of the lake. There was a loud noise like a strong explosion. (…) [note from vog: this contradicts what the Russian Chourinov says?]
Reference: Charles BERLITZ and William L. MOORE: “The Mystery of Rosswell, the Space Wreckage” ed. France Empire 1981, p. 191 to 195 - he cites UFO’s in the USSR vol. II 1975 by Félix Ziegel and Gray and Dick: The new Soviet Psychic discoveries"
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2202

Event 22296 (434C67A2)

Date: 4/28/1961
Description: (Translated from French) In Karelia (USSR), a forest guard, Vassili Brodski, noticed an enormous pit (27m long, 15m wide and 3m deep) leading to the frozen lake of Korb, on the south cliff side, as if it had been breached, and which had not been there the night before at 9pm. The loggers of the region had seen nothing, heard nothing. A striking object seemed to have dug the cliff, the ice and the bottom of the lake, creating a 1000m^3^ pit swallowing the frozen ground, pushing the ice into the bottom and advancing 20m on the bottom pushing a 1.5m ridge of muddy earth and then coming out in reverse. The object was not seen but left fragments of many metals. The broken ice pieces were of an emerald green whose nature and origin no analysis could explain. Strange black grains collected on the shore revealed a metallic chemical composition so complex that it could only be obtained by operations at very high temperatures; they resisted the action of acids. It was concluded that these grains had a non-organic and probably non-natural origin. Since then, the vegetation inside the pit is inexplicably lush but, in spite of so many enigmas, the research was not pursued, because the phenomenon is not dangerous to man. (April 28th, 8am)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1901

Event 22297 (8A890610)

Date: 4/29/1961
Time: 16:00
Location: BAILEYS BEACH, NY
Description: Red ball floats 600’ offshore. Going up [to] 60’. Going quickly south to sea / 100mph. / r44p40.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 739)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6499

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “12”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “BAILEYs BEACH,NY:RED BALL FLOATS 600’OFFSHORE:↑60’:>>S to SEA/100mph:/r44p40”, LatLong: “40.866669 -72.638892”, LatLongDMS: “40:52:00 N 72:38:20 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22298 (8A882979)

Date: 4/29/1961
Locations: Bailey’s Beach, Newport, Rhode Island; Ocean
Description: Around 4:00 p.m. Contractor John P. Gallagher is working at a home adjacent to Bailey’s Beach, Newport, Rhode Island. He sees a red spherical object bobbing on the ocean waves about 600 feet from the shore. Suddenly the object rises into the air to 60 feet and moves out to sea at about 100 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:‘Head’ Floats—Flies,” APRO Bulletin, July 1961, p. 4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3515

Event 22299 (2914C346)

Date: 4/29/1961
Description: Mr. Gallagher was at Bailey’s Beach, Newport County, Rhode Island at around four o’clock in the afternoon when he noticed a red ball floating about 600 feet offshore. It then ascended to 60 feet altitude, and flew away to the south at 100 mph.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1961, p. 4; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 40, citing Flying Saucer Review
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2407

Event 22300 (007085AE)

Date: 5/1961
Location: US
Description: In the May issue of “Fate” magazine, Master Sgt. O.D. Hill admits that we are still losing Air Force planes to UFOs. The first case was an F-86 jet fighter that was sent aloft to investigate an UFO that had been plotted on the Radar scope of an Air Base (name and dates classified). The Radar Operator spied the UFO heading straight for the craft. The operator radioed for the F-86 to climb at once, but it was too late. The two blips merged as one and the UFO was tracked moving away. Classified as “mysterious” not a single shred of the F-86 was ever found. (ref. Kinross AFB where an F-89 with crew of two merged with an UFO and disappeared.-Donald Keyhoe) Second Case: A radar operator was tracking a transport plane carrying 26 persons aboard when, suddenly, another blip appeared on the screen closing at 2500 mph on the transport. Before the operator could warn the transport the two blips emerged as one. The remaining blip sped straight up at tremendous speed. A surface search in the vicinity revealed no oil slicks on the water, although a Generals’ briefcase was found floating around.
Type: publication
Reference: Fate Magazine, 5/1961
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_604
See also: 4/1/59
See also: 9/29/59

Event 22301 (D63AA9AC)

Date: 5/1961
Location: USSR, Voronezh
Description: (Translated from French) A UFO in the shape of a cigar flew over the city of Voronezh, causing terror among the population. It was estimated to be between 250 and 300 m long and was at an altitude of about 600 m. When the Mig fighters arrived to intercept it, the UFO fled at an approximate speed of 16000 km/h and disappeared definitively.
Reference: Antonio RIBERA: “Trial of the UFOs” - De Vecchi 1977, p. 101
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2204

Event 22302 (5A23A2DD)

Date: 5/1961
Description: (Translated from French) John Kennedy announces to the American Congress that the United States must commit to, before the end of the decade, landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1902

Event 22303 (82CB8B5F)

Date: 5/1961
Time: 11:00
Location: LURGAN, NORTH IREL
Description: 3 / isolated park. Noisy 4’ saucer going [to] over lake. Fades from view and quiets!
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 397)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6500

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “84”, HatchDesc: “LURGAN,N.IREL:3/ISOLATED PARK:NOISY 4’SCR > OVR LAKE:FADES FROM VIEW+QUIETS!”, LatLong: “54.450003 -6.333334”, LatLongDMS: “54:27:00 N 06:20:00 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Northern Ireland”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22304 (3C8AE649)

Date: 5/1961
Location: Union Mills, IN
Description: First Week of May - Hemispherical UFO with “portholes”, on road; took off as car approached. [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2515

Event 22305 (533B6F3B)

Date: 5/1961
Locations: La.; Minn.; U.S.
Description: Rep. Overton Brooks (D-La.) appoints Rep. Joseph Karth (DFL-Minn.) head of a Subcommittee on Space Problems and Life Sciences. Karth and two other members plan for hearings in early 1962. The plan calls for a statement by Roscoe Hillenkoetter. NICAP releases a joint statement by 21 American scientists that calls for an open investigation by UFOs without secrecy. It says the Air Force should have a more straightforward information policy that releases all facts on major UFO sightings.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Scientists Urge Check on AF Investigation,” UFO Investigator 1, no. 12 (April/May 1961): 7; “UFO Inquiry behind Closed Doors: NICAP Asks Right to Question Air Force,” UFO Investigator 2, no. 1 (July/Aug. 1961): 1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3516

Event 22306 (2C635595)

Date: 5/3/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Shepard’s suborbital flight (15 min). (May 3)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1903

Event 22307 (2C1619DE)

Date: 5/3/1961 (approximate)
Time: 22:00
Location: UNION MILLS, IN
Description: 4M saucer with portholes rests / county road. Takes off / car nears. / r237p4.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 518)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6501

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “226”, HatchDesc: “UNION MILLS,IN:4M SCR W/PORTHOLES RESTS/COUNTY Rd:TAKES OFF/CAR NEARS:/r237p4”, LatLong: “41.494446 -86.855560”, LatLongDMS: “41:29:40 N 86:51:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22308 (A9BB021D)

Date: 5/3/1961
Time: 2200
Location: Union Mills, Indiana
Description: Approximate date. A hemispherical craft with portholes, resting on a road, took off when a car came near it. Estimated diameter was 4 m, height 2.5 m, bearing “fluorescent lights.”
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Evidence 139, 147 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_518

Event 22309 (DEB22EA2)

Date: 5/3/1961
Description: On or about this date a hemispherical craft with portholes was sighted resting on a road in Union Mills, Indiana. The time was ten o’clock in the evening. It took off when a car came close to it. Its estimated diameter was four meters, height 2.5 meters, and it bore “fluorescent lights.”
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 518; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 147
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2469

Event 22310 (83FE0F3E)

Date: 5/5/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Description: Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space (for 15 minutes and 22 seconds) when his Freedom 7 capsule is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the first manned Project Mercury launch.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Mercury-Redstone 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3517

Event 22311 (74C1AF52)

Date: 5/7/1961
Time: 04:20
Location: NEAR GUNDAGAI, NSW, AUSTR
Description: 5 / plane take long exposure / huge UFO. Saucer with nose down. Odd.
Type: sighting
Reference: LORENZEN, Coral: FLYING SAUCERS, the Starting Evidence; Signet Books, NY 1962 & 1966. 278pp. Originally “The Great F. S. Hoax”. (Index 183)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6502

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), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “130”, HatchDesc: “nr GUNDAGAI,NSW,AUSTR:5/PLANE TAKE LONG EXPOSURE/HUGE UFO:SCR W/NOSE DOWN:ODD”, LatLong: “-35.083335 148.083340”, LatLongDMS: “35:05:00 S 148:05:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22312 (17A3F4E7)

Date: 5/9/1961
Time: 07:30
Location: SOUTH / WELLINGTON, RSA
Description: Several observer(s). Shiny saucer hovers over Bains Kloof. Hovers. Wobbles. Then going quickly east.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 88)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6503

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: “Republic of South Africa”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “S/WELLINGTON,RSA:SVRL OBS:SHINY SCR HVRs OVR BAINS KLOOF:HVRS:WOBBLES:then >>E”, LatLong: “-33.500002 19.100001”, LatLongDMS: “33:30:00 S 19:06:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CAP”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22313 (EA7F7213)

Date: 5/9/1961
Description: At 7:45 a.m. several observers watched a shiny saucer-shaped object hover over Bains Kloof Mountain Pass near Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa. It hovered for a minute of two, then wobbled, and then shot off toward the east.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR, volume 7, number 4; newspaper clipping dated May 9, 1961
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2680

Event 22314 (39F0BB83)

Date: 5/10/1961
Location: PACIFIC 124° 00E-22° 22N.
Description: Project Bluebook Case #unknown. US Navy boat observer(s). No further details [in] at all.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 63)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6504

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 124°00E-22°22N.:BBK#UNK:US NAVY BOAT OBS:NFD AT ALL”, LatLong: “22.366668 124.000006”, LatLongDMS: “22:22:00 N 124:00:00 E”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22315 (5A08DB58)

Date: 5/10/1961
Locations: Osakis, Minnesota; rural road south of Osakis, Minnesota
Description: Late evening. Richard Vogt, driving on a rural road south of Osakis, Minnesota, sees a “ball of fog approximately 3 feet in diameter” swiftly descending toward him at a 45° angle from a clear sky. Unable to take evasive action, Vogt can only stare as the object hits the upper part of his hood and windshield. The noisy impact generates a tremendous amount of heat; the windshield becomes extremely hot to the touch. The object leaves pit marks burned in the windshield, circular tracks on the glass, and burned specks in the finish of the hood.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: C. W. Fitch, “Monitoring and Scanning UFOs,” APRO Bulletin, July 1963, p. 5; Clark III 716
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3518

Event 22316 (6788E219)

Date: 5/14/1961
Description: At around 11:00 o’clock in the morning a 21-year-old man saw a golden disc-shaped object floating on the surface of the water while crossing the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi. He got out of his car and watched it through binoculars. The water surface was disturbed as the object ascended, making a swishing sound. The sighting lasted about two minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: James A. Scarborough, MUFON field investigations database, case 900315
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2827

Event 22317 (113D89FC)

Date: 5/15/1961
Location: PACIFIC 141° 55E-35° 26N.
Description: Project Bluebook Case #unknown. Military observer(s). No further details [in] at all.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 63)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6505

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 141°55E-35°26N.:BBK#UNK:MIL OBS:NFD AT ALL”, LatLong: “35.433335 141.916673”, LatLongDMS: “35:26:00 N 141:55:00 E”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22318 (474A1237)

Date: 5/15/1961
Location: Dominican Republic
Description: An order approved by President Kennedy results in the dispersal of four machine guns to insurgents in the Dominican Republic. President Rafael Trujillo dies from gunshot wounds on May 30. In the aftermath, Robert Kennedy writes that the CIA has succeeded where it has failed many times in the past, but in the face of that success, it is caught flatfooted, having failed to plan what to do next.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Rafael Trujillo
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3519

Event 22319 (1947CE35)

Date: 5/16/1961
Location: ATLANTIC 37° 00W-43° 46N
Description: Project Bluebook Case #unknown. Military observer(s). No further details [in] at all.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 63)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6506

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Atlantic Ocean + islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ATLANTIC 37°00W-43°46N:BBK#UNK:MIL OBS:NFD AT ALL”, LatLong: “43.766669 -37.000002”, LatLongDMS: “43:46:00 N 37:00:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NAT”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22320 (2AA31CCB)

Date: 5/18/1961
Description: (Translated from French) We pick up messages from 3 cosmonauts: 2 men and 1 woman. The men are called Chibotine and Dolgov, although one of them has a voice remarkably similar to Gagarin’s. Still in line with our plans… according to instructions… Why do we have to stay? asks one of them. Please, be more careful… But everything has been checked!.., comments the other. The requests and responses all concern technical objects and seem “feverish”. (May 18)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1904

Event 22321 (E2B6F2B2)

Date: 5/19/1961
Time: 15:50
Location: LONG BEACH, CA
Description: Sonic booms. 12 metal objects play / sky. Vanish as jets near. / APRO 5’61.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6507

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), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “105”, Elev: “9”, HatchDesc: “LONG BEACH,CA:SONIC BOOMS:12 MTL OBJS PLAY/SKY:VANISH AS JETS NEAR:/APRO 5’61”, LatLong: “33.800002 -118.150006”, LatLongDMS: “33:48:00 N 118:09:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 22322 (667F4323)

Date: 5/19/1961
Location: Bay Minette (About 7 miles W of), AL
Description: Silver-like object with tapered edges reflecting sunlight to the NNE (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2516

Event 22323 (034D28C9)

Date: 5/19/1961
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description: Twelve shiny UFOs maneuvered erratically over the area at 3:50 p.m., with an odd fluttering motion; then two loud “skyquakes” were heard. [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2517

Event 22324 (4F9A2AF3)

Date: 5/20/1961
Time: 02:50
Location: TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, FL
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7417. Pilots and many. RADAR’s / 2 days. Coin disk spins. / MJ#277+/ r59.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6508

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), 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, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “64”, Elev: “6”, HatchDesc: “TYNDALL AFB,FL:BBK#7417:PILOTS+MANY:RDRs/2 DAYS:COIN DISK SPINS:/MJ#277+/r59”, LatLong: “30.072224 -85.577782”, LatLongDMS: “30:04:20 N 85:34:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22325 (66A98A8F)

Date: 5/20/1961
Location: Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
Description: Dime-Shaped Object Observed / Weather Radar Tracked? (McDonald list) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610520
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2518

Event 22326 (D7A83AED)

Date: 5/20/1961
Location: Tyndall AFB, FL
Description: Gnd Radar Tracks Object Chased By Fighter & Heli Pilots (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610520
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2519

Event 22327 (F061A94B)

Date: 5/22/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at the USAF base in Tyndall (Florida) (May 22)
Reference: case Blue Book #7417 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1905

Event 22328 (EF9E8036)

Date: 5/22/1961
Location: Tyndall AFB, FL
Description: Big silver-dollar disc hover and revolve, then disappear (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7417)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2520

Event 22329 (57438F5F)

Date: 5/22/1961
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Tyndall AFB, Florida
Description: Witnesses: Mrs. A.J. Jones and Mrs. R.F. Davis. One big silver dollar disc hovered and revolved, then suddenly disappeared after 15 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_461

Event 22330 (FA0BE4B5)

Date: 5/22/1961
Description: Over 20 high qualified witnesses including several doctors watched a 30 meter long metallic ovoid object maneuver at low altitude in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela and then land at 10:30 a.m. A total of three objects were seen, manuevering silently in and out of the nearby hills and dodging trees and a low speed. Flattened grass was found at the landing site.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, September 1961; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 185; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #5930
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3032

Event 22331 (D15DB2D9)

Date: 5/22/1961
Description: That same afternoon in Texas a stationary silver disc hung in the air over Tyndall Air Force Base. It was seen by two married women, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Davis, at 4:30 p.m. The object appeared to be revolving as it hovered. After 15 minutes it finally rose higher and higher into the air and disappeared. A Project Blue Book “unknown.”
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7417; Lloyd Mallan, Science & Mechanics, December 1966, p. 36; Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs, p. 22; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 95
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3033

Event 22332 (76BBEFC0)

Date: 5/23/1961
Time: 15:20
Location: NAPIER, NZ
Description: 1 observer. Round silver ‘bowl’ going south slow. Reaches airdrome and vanishes in place.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 739)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6509

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, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “New Zealand”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “NAPIER,NZ:1 OBS:ROUND SLVR ‘BOWL’ >S SLOW:REACHES AIRDROME+VANISHES in place.”, LatLong: “-39.516669 176.933342”, LatLongDMS: “39:31:00 S 176:56:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NI”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22333 (27BC50B4)

Date: 5/23/1961
Location: Bronson and Cross City, FL
Description: Oval Tracked By AN/FPS-6A (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 610523
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2521

Event 22334 (0F9D72DC)

Date: 5/23/1961
Description: A round, silver bowl-shaped object flew slowly to the south over Napier, New Zealand in Hawke’s Bay at a few minutes after 3:15 p.m. It was witnessed by a Mrs. Church for two minutes. It reached a position over the local aerodrome and then vanished in place.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1961, p. 8
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3045

Event 22335 (370A737B)

Date: 5/24/1961 (approximate)
Location: IN SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) On May 17th 1961 a Russian Lunik type spacecraft took off from the Baikonour base (I couldn’t find this information from authors talking about aeronautics…) : on May 24th the Turin and Bochum stations intercepted a man’s voice and a woman’s voice coming from the capsule: “We can no longer read the dials. The indicators are no longer clear. There are none… (silence)… There, there, there is something… it’s difficult… (silence)… if we don’t make it, the world will never know! It’s impossible…” Then nothing more. (…) Could Terechkova aboard Vostok 6 on June 16th 1963 have been the first woman in space? (Jean-Francis CROLARD: “The Enigma of the E.T.” - ed. Guy TREDANIEL 1995, p. 33) A woman and a man had been launched on February 17th 1962 from the Baikonour base. On the evening of February 24th, at 8pm, the Bochum, Meudon and Turin stations heard the reports. (…) (1961, May 24th (or 1962, February 24th?))
Reference: Jacques POTTIER: “Flying Saucers” - DE VECCHI - 1974 - p. 44
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2203

Event 22336 (154DB213)

Date: 5/25/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Kennedy launches the Apollo program. (May 25)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1906

Event 22337 (4B136E74)

Date: 5/25/1961
Time: 22:10
Location: SHEPPERTON, ENG
Description: Girl / 16. 8M Derby-hat saucer going northwest / 30kph 150M away. Dome glows. 3 portholes.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 89)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6510

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: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “SHEPPERTON,ENG:GIRL/16:8M DERBY-HAT SCR >NW/30kph 150M AWAY:DOME GLOWS:3 PORTS”, LatLong: “51.400002 -0.450000”, LatLongDMS: “51:24:00 N 00:27:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22338 (3E71387C)

Date: 5/25/1961
Location: Shepperton, Middlesex, UK
Description: Domed UFO with “portholes.” [NICAP UFOE, XII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2522

Event 22339 (F98CB95F)

Date: 5/28/1961 (approximate)
Location: NORTHEAST / FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
Description: Airmen. Luminous disk circles / sea level. Going up [to] and circles and paces DC3 going northeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 743)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6511

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, 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, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “NE/FLORIANOPOLIS,BRZL:AIRMEN:LUMn.DISK CCLS/SEA Lvl:↑+CCLs+PACES DC3 >NE”, LatLong: “-25.500001 -45.833336”, LatLongDMS: “25:30:00 S 45:50:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SEA”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22340 (0D08A886)

Date: 5/28/1961
Description: A luminous disc was seen by airmen circling below at sea level northeast of Florianopolis, Brazil on this night. It climbed to the altitude of the DC-3 and circled the plane, then paced the aircraft as it flew to the northeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, November 1961
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3132

Event 22341 (5FA0797D)

Date: 5/29/1961
Location: Newark, OH
Description: Boy filmed unidentified light. [NICAP UFOE, VIII] (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2523

Event 22342 (A1E551B5)

Date: 5/31/1961
Time: 12:00
Location: WYALONG TO/FROM TOOMPANG, AUS
Description: 7 observer(s). Large sphere/orb/globe hovers. 4 small delta/triangle/box-like crafts exit and maneuver and return. / r2p147.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 293)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6512

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, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “WYALONG><TOOMPANG,AUS:7 OBS:LRG ORB HVRS:4 SML DLTS EXIT+MNVR+RETURN:/r2p147”, LatLong: “-33.900002 147.288896”, LatLongDMS: “33:54:00 S 147:17:20 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22343 (DBBD4181)

Date: 5/31/1961
Description: At noon on this day over Toompang, New South Wales, Australia five men watched a large object hover in the sky while four delta-shaped objects exited and maneuvered around it for over an hour. They finally rejoined it and the large craft flew away.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 151; FSR, March 1979, p. 10
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3181

Event 22344 (056CF15A)

Date: 6/1961
Location: US
Description: The outspoken new policy, if that is what it was, apparently backfired. Angered by USAF Col. Tacker’s attitude, NICAP members and other citizens deluged Congress with requests for an investigation of the Air Force project. Congressional hearings were contemplated but never came about. Instead, Air Force Congressional Liaison personnel briefed key Congressional committees in private.
Type: congressional briefings
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_893

Event 22345 (940BDA44)

Date: 6/1961
Time: 23:50
Location: BARABON, QLD, AUS
Description: 4 observer(s) / car. Classic saucer passes. Car engine quits. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: RODEGHIER, Mark/CUFOS: UFO REPORTS INVOLVING VEHICLE INTERFERENCE; CUFOS 1979. Available as CUFOS UFO Archive #1 CD-ROM. http://www.cufos.org/Pubform.pdf (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6513

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), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “BARABON,QLD,AUS:4 OBS/CAR:CLASSIC SCR PASSES:CAR ENGINE QUITS:NFD”, LatLong: “-20.833334 143.466674”, LatLongDMS: “20:50:00 S 143:28:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Queensland”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22346 (4EE0CA83)

Date: 6/2/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at the Miyako Jima air station (Japan) (June 2)
Reference: case Blue Book #7437 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1908

Event 22347 (2FFC962A)

Date: 6/2/1961
Time: 22:20
Location: MIYAKO JIMA AFS, JAPAN
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7437. Several observer(s). Blue-white night light maneuvers erratically / 5 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 29)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6514

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

Extra Data: Country: “Japan”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “MIYAKO JIMA AFS,JAPAN:BBK#7437:SVRL OBS:BLU-WHT NLT MNVRS ERRATICALLY/5min”, LatLong: “34.716668 135.550006”, LatLongDMS: “34:43:00 N 135:33:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Honshu Island”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22348 (C5B37BDE)

Date: 6/2/1961
Location: Tampa, FL
Description: (McDonald list) Object Tracked At 34,000’ /F-102 Scrambled (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 3, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610602
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2524

Event 22349 (213EF06B)

Date: 6/2/1961
Location: Miyako Jima Air Station, Japan
Description: Blue-white light fly erratic course at varying speed (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7437)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2525

Event 22350 (33413A79)

Date: 6/2/1961
Time: 10:17 PM
Location: Miyako Jima, Japan
Description: Witnesses: lst Lt. R.N. Monahan and Hazeltine Electric Co. technical representative D.W. Mattison. One blue-white light flew erratic course at varying speed, in an arc-like path for 5 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_462

Event 22351 (6FB9E6A2)

Date: 6/2/1961
Description: On Miyako Jima, Japan at 10:17 p.m. Lt. R. N. Monahan and Hazeltine Electric Co. technical representative D. W. Mattison, sighted a blue-white light that flew an erratic course at varying speeds, in an arc-like path for five minutes. A radar contact with visual confirmation of the UFO occurred on the same day in Tampa, Florida.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7437; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3225

Event 22352 (BB4B8557)

Date: 6/3/1961
Location: ITALY, at sea
Description: (Translated from French) Four people were chatting in the boat, engine stopped, off the Italian coast. Suddenly they were shaken by waves of increasing amplitude. They then saw the water swell into an enormous bubble 1 km away from them. A strange object in the shape of an overturned plate topped with a cone emerged from this bubble of water as if the object was pushing the water away, as if it was surrounded by an air cushion. Once out of the water it stopped for a few seconds at about ten meters from the surface, forming a halo around its base. Then it left at a lightning speed. (June 3, 1961)
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_2205

Event 22353 (87E28D0B)

Date: 6/3/1961
Time: 06:40
Location: OFF SAVONA, ITL
Description: Sea boils. Glowing-saucer emerges. Going quickly northeast / fast. / FSRv9#4p11+/ r70p3-73+/ r8.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 51)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6515

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, 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: “10”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off SAVONA,ITL:SEA BOILS:GLO-SCR EMERGES:>>NE/FAST:/FSRv9#4p11+/r70p3-73+/r8”, LatLong: “44.250002 8.516667”, LatLongDMS: “44:15:00 N 08:31:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SV”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22354 (5F622439)

Date: 6/3/1961
Time: 0635
Location: Savona, Italy
Description: Off this town, four people in a boat were suddenly shaken by growing waves and saw the sea swelling like an enormous bubble 1 km away. An object emerged, hovering at 10 m altitude for a brief time, its underside glowing, and it left obliquely at high speed toward the northeast. Its shape was similar to a cone resting on a disk.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Settimana Incom. Jan. 6,63 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_519

Event 22355 (FF2FB6B3)

Date: 6/3/1961
Location: Savona, Italy
Description: 6:35 a.m. Giacomo Barra, Giuseppe Pordoi, Filippo Marin, and Silvano Guardinfante are in a motorboat off Savona, Italy, when the boat begins to roll badly. More than one-half mile away, they notice the surface of the sea is “bulging like an enormous ball, with long billows going out.” An object emerges from the sea and stops still for a few seconds at a height of 30 feet and rocks slightly. A halo forms around the base and it shoots away quickly across the sea and vanishes towards the northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: January–June 1961, The Author, 2003, p. 50; 1Pinotti 117–118
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3523

Event 22356 (CD4306B0)

Date: 6/3/1961
Locations: Mercury, Nevada; Nellis AFB
Description: A civilian weather observer sees an object through a theodolite at Mercury, Nevada. It remains in sight for 2 hours at an altitude of 80,000–120,000 feet. Project Blue Book evaluators correctly identify the object as a probable U-2 aircraft flying out of Nellis AFB.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Mark Rodeghier, “The U-2 Spy Plane and Blue Book: Another Look,” IUR 27, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 21
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3524

Event 22357 (061638AC)

Date: 6/3/1961
Description: In the sea off the town of Savona, Italy four people who were taking a ride in a small motorboat were suddenly rocked by growing waves. They stood up and noticed the sea swell up like an enormous bubble a kilometer away, with large waves widening into a circle. A few seconds later an object emerged and hovered at 10 meters altitude above the waves for a brief time. Its lower part was similar to an upside down plate and the upper part was shaped like a cone. As it was emerging from the water the object seemed to push it as if there was an air pillow. After it had emerged completely, the object stopped for a few seconds in the air at about 10 meters above the surface. After a few sways, a mark around the base formed and the object rapidly departed following a trajectory oblique to the sea surface and disappeared towards the northeast.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 519; Marco Bianchini, USOCAT: Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), www.cisu.org; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 122, citing Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1963, p. 11
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3243

Event 22358 (A83F530B)

Date: 6/4/1961
Time: ~14:00
Location: BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, PA
Description: Several small saucers streak to big ovoid. Going quickly NNW. Very fast. / r242p71.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6516

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: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “408”, HatchDesc: “BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT,PA:SVRL SML SCRS STREAK to BIG OVOID:>>NNW:VFAST:/r242p71”, LatLong: “39.733335 -77.472226”, LatLongDMS: “39:44:00 N 77:28:20 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Pennsylvania”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22359 (1C4C8EC9)

Date: 6/4/1961
Location: Blue Ridge Summit, PA
Description: A cigar-shaped or long elliptical UFO with a cluster of smaller UFOs was observed by a librarian. First motionless, the smaller objects then streaked across the sky to the large UFO and all vanished behind trees. [NICAP UFOE, VIII] (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2526

Event 22360 (54C4BFB8)

Date: 6/4/1961
Location: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania
Description: Mrs. James W. Annis, a librarian, sees a large, narrow, elliptical object hovering low in the sky to the north of Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. Farther to the east, a cluster of smaller objects is hovering. She then watches the smaller objects streak across the sky to the larger one. All then move out of sight behind trees to the north- northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 71; Herbert S. Taylor, “Satellite Objects: A Further Look,” IUR 29, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 25
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3525

Event 22361 (E41EE44D)

Date: 6/5/1961
Location: Rodovia Anchieta highway 30 miles northwest of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Description: 2:30 a.m. Patrolman Jaime de Miranda and Astrogildo de Medeiros are called to the scene of a sighting on the Rodovia Anchieta highway 30 miles northwest of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. When they arrive, they find about 20 cars stopped along the road and people watching a luminous disc-shaped object maneuvering in the area. The patrolmen try to signal the object by shining a spotlight on it, but they get no response. When they focus a red light on it, the object moves toward the cars at high speed. They take cover. Another responder, Marshal José Otavia Leite, is about to shoot at the object but other police prevent him. After 3 hours, the object gets dimmer. At 5:30 a.m., it is still visible through binoculars when it lands on the ground some distance from the highway. By daybreak it is no longer visible.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, Signet, 1969, pp. 227–228
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3526

Event 22362 (951EDEC2)

Date: 6/9/1961
Location: Mississisauga, Ontario
Description: A second USAF/NASA flight evaluation of the Avrocar is conducted on a modified second prototype at the Avro facility in Mississisauga, Ontario. During these tests, the vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 20 knots and shows the ability to traverse a ditch 6 feet across and 18 inches deep. Flight above the critical altitude proves dangerous if not nearly impossible due to inherent instability. The flight test report further identifies a range of control problems.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3527

Event 22363 (1B8C0E52)

Date: 6/11/1961
Time: 23:00
Location: VILLANUEVA DE RIO Y M., SP
Description: 12+observer(s). 5M saucer maneuvers. All animals affected. Going quickly west. / r50p7.
Type: sighting
Reference: FSR CASE HISTORIES. Bimonthly/London. Supplements 2 - 18 (final issue) (Index 18)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6517

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, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “8”, HatchDesc: “VILLANUEVA de RIO y M.,SP:12+OBS:5M SCR MNVRS:ALL ANIMALS AFFECTED:>>W:/r50p7”, LatLong: “37.655557 -5.716667”, LatLongDMS: “37:39:20 N 05:43:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SVL”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22364 (2AAF078B)

Date: 6/11/1961
Locations: Fuenteluega Estate; Sevilla, Spain
Description: 11:00 p.m. José-Gregorio Darnaude y Rojas Marcos, 28, is lying in a hammock in the front of his house on the Fuenteluega Estate in Sevilla, Spain, when he feels a peculiar pricking sensation throughout his whole body but particularly in his head. His dogs are cowering, the sheep go completely crazy, and the crickets and cicadas become silent. Suddenly, a luminous disc about 15 feet in diameter appears from behind the house, flying from northeast to southwest. It makes an abrupt 90° turn and moves directly toward him, hovering about 400 feet away from him and 80 feet in the air, changing colors from white to orange to red to purple several times. Darnaude runs inside, but the disc turns bright white and shots away at enormous speed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, “Twelfh Night: And a UFO,” Flying Saucer Review Case Histories, no. 18 (September 1974): 11
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3528

Event 22365 (4D5B8F5B)

Date: 6/11/1961
Description: Jose Darnaude, age 28, of Villanueva del Rio y Minas, Spain felt a strange prickling sensation all over his body but especially on his head when he next saw a spinning luminous object approach rapidly from the northeast. The disc-shaped UFO dropped down at a 90-degree angle, and stopped to hover at 20-30 meters altitude, 250 meters away. It changed color from white to orange to red to purple to white again. Over a dozen other people witnessed it for several minutes before it rose vertically at great speed and flew towards the southwest. Horses in the area went crazy with fear, sheep broke loose, and dogs cowered in silence. Mr. Darnaude has degrees in law, economics, and business management, and at the time was the manager of his family’s agricultural and cattle breeding business, on whose estate the incident occurred.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Vicente Juan Ballester Olmos, A Catalogue of 200 Type I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, pp. 7-8.
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3418

Event 22366 (78459F12)

Date: 6/12/1961
Description: A smoke ring was seen in the presence of a UFO at 6:30 p.m. in Waynesville, Ohio.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1961, p. 1
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3438

Event 22367 (C468C473)

Date: 6/13/1961
Time: 15:40
Location: BETHUNGRA, AUS
Description: 4 / railroad/railway station/depot/facility. 25cm disk just over phone lines. Whistles. Lines tangled.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 89)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6518

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, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BETHUNGRA,AUS:4/RR Stn:25cm DISK JUST OVR PHONE LINES:WHISTLES:LINES TANGLED”, LatLong: “-34.766668 147.866674”, LatLongDMS: “34:46:00 S 147:52:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NSW”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22368 (2B4E1706)

Date: 6/13/1961
Description: At 3:35 p.m. a 25 cm wide disc flew just above some telephone lines at a railroad station in Bethunga, New South Wales, Australia. It made a whistling noise. The telephone became entangled by its passage.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Luis Schoenherr, computerized catalogue, case #1451
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3456

Event 22369 (F783AAAB)

Date: 6/17/1961
Location: PACIFIC 148° 10W-26° 03N PROJECT BLUEBOOK CASE #UNKNOWN
Description: Military observer(s). No further details [in] at all.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 65)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6519

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 148°10W-26°03N BBK#UNK:MIL OBS:NFD AT ALL”, LatLong: “26.050001 -148.166674”, LatLongDMS: “26:03:00 N 148:10:00 W”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22370 (8A1470EA)

Date: 6/19/1961
Location: EXETER, ENGL
Description: Large bright shiny object hovers 50k’ over airport/apartment. RADAR’s track. / r242p139+/ r28p437.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6520

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, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder 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, RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “26”, HatchDesc: “EXETER,ENGL:LRG BRITE SHINY OBJ HVRS 50k’ovr Apt:RDRs TRACK:/r242p139+/r28p437”, LatLong: “50.733336 -3.550000”, LatLongDMS: “50:44:00 N 03:33:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22371 (1D1B8072)

Date: 6/19/1961
Location: Exeter, UK
Description: Exeter, England; Edinburgh, Scotland, G,V (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2527

Event 22372 (7B54B39D)

Date: 6/19/1961
Location: Exeter, Devon, England
Description: A flying object hovers for more than an hour above an airport at Exeter, Devon, England. Officials say: “We do not know what it is. It was seen on the radar screen and we have had it under observation for some time. We think it is pretty big. It appears to be shining brightly and is about 50,000 feet up.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, pp. 80, 139
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3529

Event 22373 (83B3C982)

Date: 6/21/1961
Location: USSR, Rybinsk
Description: (Translated from French) A metal object in the shape of a disc, approximately 100 m in diameter, hovered above the Rybinsk anti-aircraft missile launch base north of Moscow. The object, apparently at an altitude of 6000 m, was first detected on radar and then seen with the naked eye. While it remained stationary, smaller discs emerged from the giant object and began to fly over the base at low altitude. The commander gave the order to shoot down the craft. A first series of surface-to-air missiles were launched: the projectiles rose towards the UFO but exploded in the air when they were 2 km away. The UFO remained stationary and intact in the same place. A second attack was ordered, with the same result. Preparations were being made for a third attack when the small discs descended very low and the electricity was cut off, including that supplied by the emergency generator. After ten minutes the small objects rose back up to the large craft, then it disappeared. The electricity then returned normally. (Antonio RIBERA: “Procès aux OVNI” - De Vecchi 1977 - p. 101, 102) (Internet, WUFOC site, which reproduces this account attributing it to Thimoty Good “Above Top Secret” with the comment that Good claims his source is a very serious Italian scientific journal….) Defensive missiles were installed around Moscow. At one of the bases, a radar detected a UFO flying at an altitude of 18000 meters and escorted by smaller UFOs. The commander of the Rybinsk base responded with a salvo of missiles. The escort UFOs descended towards the base, whose electrical equipment then stopped working. The missiles exploded well before reaching their targets. When the UFOs rejoined their mothership, the energy returned to the missile base.
Reference: “Dossiers OVNI”, ed. Marshall Cavendish, Paris 1998, Hors série, p. 24
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2206

Event 22374 (1E8C32E3)

Date: 6/21/1961
Time: ~15:00
Location: RYBINSK, RS
Description: 100M saucer / 20km altitude. Small saucers all over/all about. Missiles fired. Electric out. / r211p31.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 227)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6521

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, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “25”, HatchDesc: “RYBINSK,RS:100M SCR/20km alt:SML SCRS ALLO:MISSILES FIRED:ELEC.OUT:/r211p31”, LatLong: “58.033336 38.866669”, LatLongDMS: “58:02:00 N 38:52:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MOS”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22375 (6F6A3152)

Date: Summer 1961
Location: Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Description: Near Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, crews are setting up new missile batteries as part of Moscow’s defensive network. A huge disc-shaped object allegedly appears at an estimated altitude of 12.5 miles, surrounded by a number of smaller objects. A nervous battery commander panics and gives unauthorized orders to fire a salvo at the disc. All the missiles explode at an estimated distance of 1.2 miles from the target. A third salvo is not fired, because at that point the smaller objects stall the electrical apparatus of the entire missile base. After the smaller disc rejoin the big UFO, the electrical systems return.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Above, pp. 227–228; Flying Saucers, no. 47, May 1966, pp. 6–10
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3520

Event 22376 (A5FDBADB)

Date: Summer 1961
Locations: Travis AFB; Fairfield, California; Sacramento Valley
Description: Capt. Robert Filler and Lt. Phil Lee, based with the 82d Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Travis AFB in Fairfield, California, are scrambled in their F-102 Delta Dagger jets to intercept a radar target that has been hovering at 50,000 feet for 30 minutes. They get a radar lock-on 20 miles out above the Sacramento Valley. The target is still stationary until they are 5 miles away, then the target moves quickly several times to a higher altitude. Filler estimates it is moving at 36,000 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Need, pp. 245–246
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3521

Event 22377 (82A655AF)

Date: Summer 1961
Location: Beloit, Ohio
Description: Day. Glenn E. Bradley watches a group of six metallic discs pass over his farm near Beloit, Ohio, at a low altitude. They are traveling in single file at about 30 mph and are spaced 1–2 miles apart. The objects are each about 60 feet in diameter at the bottom with a 30-foot dome on top. Within a transparent section in the center he can see two figures on each side. The objects begin banking to the left about 200–300 feet away.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Soup Bowls over Ohio,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 6, no. 1 (Feb./March 1985): 4, 6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3522

Event 22378 (31CF784E)

Date: 6/25/1961
Location: Pacific Ocean, At Sea
Description: (McDonald list) Two Blips At 4800 Knots (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610625
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2528

Event 22379 (C2D757D6)

Date: 6/28/1961
Description: An alleged one page memo from President Kennedy (not using auto signature) to DCI states he requests a review of MJ-12 operations as they related to Cold War psychological warfare plans.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_99

Event 22380 (BEE0B206)

Date: 6/30/1961
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Description: 2:00 p.m. Residents of Warsaw, Poland, see a large, luminous, roughly spherical, slowly moving object in the sky. It supposedly remains visible for more than 8 hours.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Poland 29–31
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3530

Event 22381 (C382861B)

Date: 7/1961
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) Re-entry of Explorer 6 launched on August 7th, 1959.
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 97
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2207

Event 22382 (B8D964B4)

Date: 7/1961
Alternate date: 8/1961
Location: Lacul Roşu, Romania
Description: Dusk. Florin Gorănescu is staying at a villa in Lacul Roşu, Romania. He and two colleagues notice on top of a nearby high cliff an intensely red light that remains motionless until it begins moving slowly northeast.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Romania 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3531

Event 22383 (13CDC881)

Date: 7/1/1961
Description: ATIC is removed from USAF Intelligence and added to the new Air Force Systems Command. Its name is changed to the Foreign Technology Division. Project Blue Book is included in the reorganization.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Sparks, pp. 12–13; Wikipedia, “National Air and Space Intelligence Center
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3532

Event 22384 (B9E7A503)

Date: 7/1/1961
Locations: Ent AFB [now the US Olympic Training Center], Colorado Springs, Colorado; Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts
Description: A new squadron that will become the 1st Aerospace Surveillance and Control Squadron becomes operational under the USAF Air Defense Command at Ent AFB [now the US Olympic Training Center], Colorado Springs, Colorado, part of NORAD’s Space Detection and Tracking System. The first squadron commander is Col. Robert Miller. The Space Track organization at Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts, assumes a backup role for squadron operations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “1st Space Operations Squadron
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3533

Event 22385 (EA3A8338)

Date: 7/3/1961
Time: 00:20
Location: RYDE, WIGHT, ENG
Description: 2 women. Domed saucer going north from sea. Hovers 20M over trees. Silent. Going quickly south. / r8.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 90)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6522

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: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “RYDE,WIGHT,ENG:2 WOMEN:DOMED SCR >N from SEA:HVRS 20M OVR TREES:SLNT:>>S:/r8”, LatLong: “50.716669 -1.266667”, LatLongDMS: “50:43:00 N 01:16:00 W”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22386 (412E610F)

Date: 7/3/1961
Time: 0015
Location: Ryde, Great Britain
Description: An object resembling a hovercraft, having five windows through which an orange light was shining, hovered about 20 m above the trees. It left suddenly at high speed.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: FSR 61, 6 (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_520

Event 22387 (E705CA91)

Date: 7/3/1961
Description: An object resembling a hovercraft was seen at fifteen minutes after minute in Ryde, England. It had five windows through which a bright orange light was shining, and it hovered about 20 meters above the trees. It left suddenly at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 520
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3802

Event 22388 (2104EC26)

Date: 7/4/1961
Time: 22:20
Location: AKRON, OH
Description: Private pilot and ground RADAR. Glowing-object dives at plane. Back 5 July. No further details. / r28p437.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 43)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6523

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, 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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “310”, HatchDesc: “AKRON,OH:PVT PILOT+GND RDR:GLOW-OBJ DIVES AT PLANE:BACK 5JLY:NFD:/r28p437”, LatLong: “41.116669 -81.616671”, LatLongDMS: “41:07:00 N 81:37:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22389 (B6AD8A75)

Date: 7/4/1961
Location: Akron, OH
Description: Object Dives At Plane, Climbs Away At Tremendous Speed (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases, Code: A, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP: 610704
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2529

Event 22390 (1B29B0FB)

Date: 7/7/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation at Copemiah (Michigan) (July 7)
Reference: case Blue Book #7491 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1909

Event 22391 (5DC1BFCC)

Date: 7/7/1961
Location: MUSKEGON, MI
Description: 3+observer(s). Metallic double-bowl saucer. Light flashes. Going up [to] slow and going quickly [to] very fast. Police report.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6524

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), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “MUSKEGON,MI:3+OBS:MTLC DOUBLE-BOWL SCR:LITE FLASHES:↑ SLO+>>VFAST:police rept.”, LatLong: “43.216669 -86.266671”, LatLongDMS: “43:13:00 N 86:16:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22392 (EC95B2D6)

Date: 7/7/1961
Time: 23:00
Location: COPEMISH, MI
Description: BBK7491. 2+2+2 observer(s). Large sphere/orb/globe splits into 4 small ones. Drop going down [to] trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 172)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6525

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), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “246”, HatchDesc: “COPEMISH,MI:BBK7491:2+2+2 OBS:LARGE ORB SPLITS INTO 4 SMALL ONES:DROP ↓ TREES”, LatLong: “44.466669 -85.911115”, LatLongDMS: “44:28:00 N 85:54:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “3”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22393 (32728A98)

Date: 7/7/1961
Location: Copemiah, MI
Description: A large ball fly slow, split into 4 after 45 mins flying (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7491)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2530

Event 22394 (6A83B36A)

Date: 7/7/1961
Time: 11 PM
Location: Copemish, Michigan
Description: Witness: waitress Nannette Hilley. One large ball flew slow, split into four after 45 minutes. Four flew close formation, descended and flew away to the west. Total sighting lasted 1 hour.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_463

Event 22395 (0C553F8E)

Date: 7/7/1961
Description: In Copemish, Michigan at 11 p.m. waitress Nannette Hilley saw a large flying ball of light slow down and split into four parts after 45 minutes. The four lights flew in close formation, descended and flew away toward the west. The sighting lasted a total of one hour.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3903

Event 22396 (13D04185)

Date: 7/8/1961
Time: 22:10
Location: FAIRBORN, OH
Description: Observer(s) = Wilson. Blue Book. Orange-yellow saucer / 10 minute(s). Going southwest. Inverted mushroom 2 SEPT61.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 220)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6526

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “252”, HatchDesc: “FAIRBORN,OH:OBS=WILSON:BBK:ORG-YEL SCR/10min:>SW::INVERTED MUSHROOM 2SEPT61”, LatLong: “39.822224 -84.027782”, LatLongDMS: “39:49:20 N 84:01:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22397 (4AAA7A37)

Date: 7/8/1961
Time: 23:10
Location: BEULAH, MI
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7491. 4 observer(s). 2-3 saucers maneuver. Different color(s). 1 has rotating beacon.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 211)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6527

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “38”, Elev: “181”, HatchDesc: “BEULAH,MI:BBK#7491:4 OBS:2-3 SCRS MNVR:DIFF.CLRS:1 HAS ROTATING BEACON.”, LatLong: “44.644447 -86.088893”, LatLongDMS: “44:38:40 N 86:05:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22398 (9AAC8D4C)

Date: 7/8/1961
Description: In Beulah, Michigan a bluish-white light with a faint rotating beacon inside was sighted at 11:00 p.m. It had three red and three white lights inside. It descended to tree top level, and then went behind the trees. Soon, a red light followed by a white object emerged from behind the trees; they flew low over the ground, and then the two lights merged together.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 29
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3925

Event 22399 (C68EB9E6)

Date: 7/10/1961
Location: Golden, CO
Description: (McDonald list) (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2531

Event 22400 (DC6F40BE)

Date: 7/11/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Springfield (Ohio) (July 11)
Reference: case Blue Book #7499 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1910

Event 22401 (6532402F)

Date: 7/11/1961
Description: (Translated from French) The ATIC becomes the FTD.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1911

Event 22402 (06F5F2B3)

Date: 7/11/1961
Description: (Translated from French) The JCS completes the design work of the DIA.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1912

Event 22403 (64346E4B)

Date: 7/11/1961
Time: 19:40
Location: SPRINGFIELD, OH
Description: Ex-airman and others. Bright metallic round object overhead / 20 minute(s). No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS; (FUFOR). (Index 29)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6528

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: “9”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “300”, HatchDesc: “SPRINGFIELD,OH:EX-AIRMAN+OTHERS:BRITE MTLC ROUND OBJ OVHD/20min:NFD”, LatLong: “39.916669 -83.800004”, LatLongDMS: “39:55:00 N 83:48:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22404 (809B15FF)

Date: 7/11/1961
Location: Springfield, OH
Description: Round bright light like shiny aluminum, pass overhead (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7499)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2532

Event 22405 (84A2904C)

Date: 7/11/1961
Time: 7:45 PM
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Description: Witnesses: ex-air navigator G. Scott, Mrs. Scott, and neighbors. One round, bright light like shiny aluminum, passed overhead in 20 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_464

Event 22406 (08FE872D)

Date: 7/11/1961
Location: Paris Observatory in Meudon, France
Description: 10:35 p.m. Jacques Vallée and others at the Paris Observatory in Meudon, France, see a mystery satellite as part of Project Moonwatch. The following day the director of the project confiscates all their data and destroys it, apparently in fear of being laughed at by the press, scientific colleagues, and the Americans.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacques Vallée, Forbidden Science, North Atlantic, 1992, pp. 41–42; Michael D. Swords, “Gazing at the Moons,” IUR 32, no. 4 (October 2009): 11–12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3534

Event 22407 (242B01B4)

Date: 7/11/1961
Description: In Springfield, Ohio at 7:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Scott and their neighbors sighted a round, bright light like shiny aluminum pass overhead. Their sighting lasted 20 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3991

Event 22408 (3FBFD6BB)

Date: 7/17/1961
Time: 02:00
Location: US91 NORTHEAST / LAS VEGAS, NV
Description: Saucer circles car. Rush / cold air! Big military investigation/investigators. No traces. P282.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: PASSPORT TO MAGONIA; H. Regnery, Chicago HC 1969 & Contemporary Books,Chicago 1993. 372pp. (Index 521)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6529

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, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “625”, HatchDesc: “US91 NE/LAS VEGAS,NV:SCR CIRCLES CAR:RUSH/COLD AIR!:BIG MIL INV:NO TRACES:p282”, LatLong: “36.333335 -114.933339”, LatLongDMS: “36:20:00 N 114:56:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “4”, State/Prov: “Nevada”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22409 (3B5AF8BB)

Date: 7/17/1961
Location: Las Vegas (Bonnie Springs? near), NV
Description: 2 in/car saw in mirror a low-flying object that overtook their car (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2533

Event 22410 (0C3F815D)

Date: 7/17/1961
Time: 0200
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Description: One mile north of Bonny Spring Ranch, on U.S. Highway 91, two civilians in a car observed in the rear-view mirror a low-flying object that overtook their car, followed by a rush of cold air. It stopped, circled the vehicle, flew off and was lost to sight behind the mountains, where it may have landed. In the course of an exceptionally complete investigation by military authorities, however, no evidence of a landing was discovered.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_521

Event 22411 (DE5D361A)

Date: 7/17/1961
Locations: Bonnie Springs Ranch; Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
Description: 2:00 a.m. Two people driving about one mile north of Bonnie Springs Ranch [now the Ranch at Red Rock] in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada, see in the rear-view mirror a low-flying object that overtakes their car, followed by a rush of cold air. It stops, circles the vehicle, flies off, and is lost to sight behind the mountains, where it might have landed, but an investigation by the military finds no trace.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Vallée, Magonia, p. 282; Sparks, p. 288
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3535

Event 22412 (FE323FB6)

Date: 7/20/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Sighting in Houston (Texas) (July 20)
Reference: case Blue Book #7510 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1913

Event 22413 (2D7009AD)

Date: 7/20/1961
Time: 08:00?
Location: OVER BAYTOWN, TX
Description: DC3 crew ground and air RADAR’s. 2 vibrant bright saucer-fireballs over port Arthur. / r185.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 34)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6530

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), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “10”, HatchDesc: “ovr BAYTOWN,TX:DC3 CREW GND+AIR RDRS:2 VBRITE SCR-FBLS OVER PORT ARTHUR:/r185”, LatLong: “29.900001 -93.983338”, LatLongDMS: “29:54:00 N 93:59:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22414 (82623E76)

Date: 7/20/1961
Location: Houston, TX
Description: Pilot in DC3 saw 2 bright white lights fly in formation (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: 7510)
Reference: NICAP: 610720
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2534

Event 22415 (6AB2582B)

Date: 7/20/1961
Time: 8 AM
Location: Houston, Texas
Description: Witnesses: Trans-Texas Airlines Capt. A.V. Beather, flying DC-3, plus vague report from ground radar. Two very bright white light or objects flew in trail formation for 30 minutes.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_465

Event 22416 (BD9A2557)

Date: 7/20/1961
Description: While flying in a DC-3 over Houston, Texas at eight o’clock in the morning Trans-Texas Airlines Capt. A.V. Beather sighted two very bright white lights or objects. They flew in trail formation for 30 minutes. There is a vague report from ground radar that the UFOs were picked up on radar.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4233

Event 22417 (C12F67BA)

Date: 7/21/1961
Location: US
Description: Mercury program : Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission — Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
Type: aerospace
Reference: Fate Magazine, 5/1961
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_605
See also: 1/27/67

Event 22418 (799084A7)

Date: 7/24/1961
Time: 22:00?
Location: ILHA GRANDE, BRZ
Description: Vasp pilot. Fireball maneuvers all over/all about. Responds to radio message? / r242p120.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6531

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, HQO: High-quality observer(s), FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ILHA GRANDE,BRZ:VASP PILOT:FBL MNVRS ALLO:RESPONDS to radio message?:/r242p120”, LatLong: “-23.283334 -44.416669”, LatLongDMS: “23:17:00 S 44:25:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RDJ”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22419 (2C93CDC0)

Date: 7/24/1961
Location: Ilha Grande, Brazil
Description: An intensely luminous UFO maneuvered sharply around a VASP Airlines plane. [NICAP UFOE, X] (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2535

Event 22420 (23F96DF1)

Date: 7/25/1961
Time: ~22:00
Location: PALATKA, FLA
Description: 1 object splits into 2. Both maneuver and rejoin. Fly off. Type unknown. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 212)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6532

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

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “22”, HatchDesc: “PALATKA,FLA:1 OBJ SPLITS INTO 2:BOTH MNVR+REJOIN:FLY OFF:TYPE UNK:NFD”, LatLong: “29.650001 -81.638893”, LatLongDMS: “29:39:00 N 81:38:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22421 (3AC193A5)

Date: 7/30/1961
Time: 01:30
Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Description: Several observer(s). 100’ arrowhead with vertical shaft hovers. Quickly going up [to] then going east.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 741)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6533

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: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “25”, Elev: “360”, HatchDesc: “SAN BERNARDINO,CA:SVRL OBS:100’ARROWHEAD W/VERTICAL SHAFT HVRS:↑↑ then >E”, LatLong: “34.133335 -117.300006”, LatLongDMS: “34:08:00 N 117:18:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22422 (4BAA9BC4)

Date: 8/1961
Location: NEAR TOBOLSK, RS
Description: Plane and 7 lost. Found intact / small clearing! 7 men gone! / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) Dec’62.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 228)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6534

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ABD: Human or animal abduction, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, GSA: Covert Security Agency, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “200”, HatchDesc: “nr TOBOLSK,RS:PLANE+7 LOST:FOUND INTACT/SML CLEARING!:7 MEN GONE!:/FSR Dec’62”, LatLong: “58.000003 68.500003”, LatLongDMS: “58:00:00 N 68:30:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “UFA”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 22423 (988EEA63)

Date: 8/1961
Location: Area 51 in Nevada
Description: Construction of essential facilities is completed at Area 51 in Nevada; three surplus Navy hangars are erected on the base’s north side. The original U-2 hangars are converted to maintenance and machine shops. Facilities in the main cantonment area include workshops and buildings for storage and administration, a commissary, control tower, fire station, and housing. The Navy also contributes more than 130 surplus Babbitt duplex housing units for long-term occupancy facilities. Older buildings are repaired, and additional facilities are constructed as necessary. A reservoir pond surrounded by trees serves as a recreational area one mile north of the base. Other recreational facilities included a gymnasium, a movie theater, and a baseball diamond.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Area 51
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3536

Event 22424 (9EACEB3E)

Date: 8/1/1961
Description: (Translated from French) The JCS publishes the directive DoD 5105.21, *Defense Intelligence Agency.* (August 1st)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1914

Event 22425 (7AF0D0A0)

Date: 8/4/1961
Locations: Virginia; Washington D.C.
Description: Rep. Thomas N. Downing (D-Va.) advises NICAP that the House Science and Astronautics Committee is considering hearings on UFOs by a three-man subcommittee headed by Rep. Joseph Karth. Meanwhile, Rep. Overton Brooks meets privately with Hillenkoetter and Keyhoe, asking them to prepare the best cases and proof of official censorship for a meeting on August 24.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv, p. 139; Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, Signet ed., 1974, pp. 77–78
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3537

Event 22426 (D74A0494)

Date: 8/5/1961
Locations: Mount Hale shearing station; Meekatharra, Western Australia
Description: 8:20 a.m. John Lee-Steere sees a “snowy white meshlike substance” float to the ground from 12 white metallic discs traveling in pairs over the Mount Hale shearing station, 50 miles northwest of Meekatharra, Western Australia. Sheep-shearing contractor Edwin C. Payne picks up the material and it fades away in his hands.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Discs Trail White Fibrous Stuff,” APRO Bulletin, January 1962, p. 1; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs, a History: July–December 1961, The Author, 2003, p. 23; Keith Basterfield, “Angel Hair: An Australian Perspective,” IUR 27, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 7; Clark III 324
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3538

Event 22427 (2D6BDF2F)

Date: 8/6/1961
Location: PACIFIC 175° 19E-22° 27N PROJECT BLUEBOOK CASE #UNKNOWN
Description: Observer(s) = Freytag. (SE / midway island). No further details [in] at all.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFOCAT CATALOG: Assorted Printouts. Donald A. Johnson Ph.D (CUFOS). P.O. Box 446, Concord, NH 03302-0446 (Index 65)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6535

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, 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: “Pacific Ocean and non - Asian islands”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “PACIFIC 175°19E-22°27N BBK#UNK:OBS=FREYTAG:(SE/MIDWAY ISL):NFD AT ALL”, LatLong: “22.450001 175.316675”, LatLongDMS: “22:27:00 N 175:19:00 E”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NPC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22428 (68DC9796)

Date: 8/6/1961
Time: 03:30
Location: MEEKATHARRA, WEST AUST
Description: 12 observer(s). 12 white-metal disks / pairs / 6 hours. Angel hair going down. / r114p41.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 745)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6536

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

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “104”, HatchDesc: “MEEKATHARRA,W.AUST:12 OBS:12 WHT-MTL DISKS/PAIRS/6hrs:ANGEL HAIR↓:/r114p41”, LatLong: “-26.500001 118.633339”, LatLongDMS: “26:30:00 S 118:38:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Western Australia”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22429 (0EBDE022)

Date: 8/6/1961
Time: 23:00
Location: MENDOZA, ARG
Description: Several observer(s). Cylinder/cigar-shape with 2 wings makes dull shhh sound. Plane? camouflage?
Type: sighting
Reference: BANCHS, Rodolfo: LAS EVIDENCIAS de los OVNI; Rudolfo Alonso Editor, Argentina. 1976 (Index 29)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6537

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “824”, HatchDesc: “MENDOZA,ARG:SVRL OBS:CGR W/2 WINGS MAKES DULL SHHH SOUND:PLANE? CAMOUFLAGE?”, LatLong: “-32.866668 -68.816670”, LatLongDMS: “32:52:00 S 68:49:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MND”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22430 (D4B1ED1B)

Date: 8/6/1961
Description: In Meekatharra, Western Australia beginning at 3:30 a.m. 12 white metallic disc-shaped objects flew over the countryside in pairs for six hours. They left an angel hair residue, a snowy-white mesh like material.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, 19620101; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 123; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 41
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4723

Event 22431 (EF09F8B8)

Date: 8/7/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Titov completes 17 revolutions aboard Vostok 2. (August 7)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1915

Event 22432 (655F7A98)

Date: 8/7/1961
Description: (Translated from French) In Siberia, 4 men are in charge of postal delivery by plane. The plane does not arrive at one of its usual stops. The plane is found 2 days later, on the ground. Everything is in order on board. The tank still contains enough fuel for 2 hours of flight and the engine works perfectly. No trace of the 4 occupants is found. At a distance of about 100 m, a large, clearly defined circle is discovered, inside of which the grass is scorched and the ground is sunken.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1916

Event 22433 (5874E3D8)

Date: 8/7/1961
Time: 09:00?
Location: HEATON MOOR, ENGL
Description: 20-30 odd silver objects exit odd cloud. Most go going west. No further details. / r2p212.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 90)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6538

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, 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), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “70”, HatchDesc: “HEATON MOOR,ENGL:20-30 ODD SLVR OBJS EXIT ODD CLOUD:MOST GO >W:NFD:/r2p212”, LatLong: “53.416669 -2.183333”, LatLongDMS: “53:25:00 N 02:11:00 W”, Locale: “Wetlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22434 (28B4EA1A)

Date: 8/7/1961
Description: On this day in Heaton Morr, England near Manchester a cigar-shaped cloud was seen to release 20 or more smaller objects as it passed overhead.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1965, p. 155
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4760

Event 22435 (673FF5A0)

Date: 8/8/1961
Time: 03:30
Location: WETASKIWIN, ALTA
Description: 2+1 observer(s). 2 small humanoids (or Greys) / bedroom. Telepathy = “they’re waking”. 25’ sphere/orb/globe going north. / r43p30.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 278)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6539

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”, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “758”, HatchDesc: “WETASKIWIN,ALTA:2+1 OBS:2 OIDS/BEDROOM:TLP=“THEY’RE WAKING”:25’ORB >N:/r43p30”, LatLong: “52.966669 -113.366672”, LatLongDMS: “52:58:00 N 113:22:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “Alberta”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22436 (5139BB05)

Date: 8/8/1961
Description: The witness awoke at 3:30 a.m. in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada to see two beings in her bedroom, one at each end of her bed. They were four feet tall and dressed in green tunics and trousers. They wore transparent helmets with the visors open. A neighbor saw a blue globe take off from the lawn with a swishing sound.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: John Brent Musgrave, FSR, August 1977, p. 26; APRO Bulletin, April 1977, p. 6
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4771

Event 22437 (E4C48310)

Date: 8/11/1961
Description: (Translated from French) The new restricted airspace R-4808 becomes effective, covering the Test Site and Groom Lake. Use is restricted from the ground to FL600. The restricted airspace above Groom Lake remains at a size of 5 nautical miles by 9 (26 FR 6233). (August 11)
Reference: Federal Register
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1917

Event 22438 (CAB6AE6E)

Date: 8/12/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Observation in Kansas City (Kansas).
Reference: case Blue Book #7579 unsolved
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1918

Event 22439 (015D0085)

Date: 8/12/1961
Description: (Translated from French) Construction of the Berlin Wall.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1919

Event 22440 (FE5630F5)

Date: 8/12/1961
Time: 21:00
Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
Description: Project Bluebook Case #7579. 130’ ovoid with

lights over road / 4 minute(s). Shoots going up [to] and going quickly east. / v70p3-73.
Type: sighting
Reference: SCIENCE & MECHANICS (eds.) OFFICIAL GUIDE to UFO’S; Ace Books, NY. 1968. (Index 144)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6540

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), MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “225”, HatchDesc: “KANSAS CITY,KS:BBK#7579:130’OVOID W/LITES OVR ROAD/4min:SHOOTS↑+>>E:/v70p3-73”, LatLong: “39.116669 -94.633338”, LatLongDMS: “39:07:00 N 94:38:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kansas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22441 (441F1958)

Date: 8/12/1961
Location: Kansas City, KS
Description: Oval object with/fin extending from one edge to the center (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: 7579)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2536

Event 22442 (6C11C2C8)

Date: 8/12/1961
Time: 2100
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Description: Two Drake University students saw a large object shaped like an oval with “running boards” bearing a series of lights. It hovered for about 4 min at tree-height, shot straight up, climbed away toward the east, then disappeared from view in five sec or so.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Atic (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_522

Event 22443 (ECB64915)

Date: 8/12/1961
Time: 9 PM
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Description: Witnesses: college seniors J.B. Furkenhoff and Tom Phipps. One very large oval object with a fin extending from one edge to the center; like a sled with lighted car running boards. Hovered at 50’ altitude for 3-5 minutes, then flew straight up and east.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: BlueBook Unknowns PDF
Source: BerlinerBBUnknowns, ID: BerlinerBBU_466

Event 22444 (B85E2001)

Date: 8/12/1961
Locations: Old Mission High School; Kansas City, Missouri
Description: 9:00 p.m. College seniors J. B. Furkenhoff and Tom Phipps see a large oval object with a fin extending from one edge to the center, like a sled with lighted car running boards, near Old Mission High School on 50th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. It hovers at 50 feet altitude for 3–5 minutes, then flies straight up, disappearing in about 5 seconds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Patrick Gross, “Kansas City 1961, a Blue Book ‘Unknown’”; Sparks, p. 289
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3539

Event 22445 (4D7618B9)

Date: 8/12/1961
Description: In Kansas City, Kansas at 9:00 p.m. two 21-year-old witnesses saw a yellowish white oval-shaped UFO with an off-centered dome hovering only 50 feet above a road near Drake University. It stayed there for three to five minutes, then shot straight up, and climbed away sharply towards the east. It was gone from view in five seconds. A U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book “unknown” case. "
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7579; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 18; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 124; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 98; UNICAT case # 640, citing James E. McDonald, A.A.S. 1968 Symposium Proceedings, p. 13; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 522
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4939

Event 22446 (0A18A946)

Date: 8/14/1961
Time: ~22:00
Location: GLENVILLE, RHD
Description: Air Traffic Controller / car and separate observer(s). Cylinder/cigar-shape going west / 600M altitude. Sudden green flame / rear and away extremely fast.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 90)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6541

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), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “GLENVILLE,RHD:ATC/CAR+SEP.OBS:CGR >W/600M alt:SUDDEN GRN FLAME/REAR+AWAY XFAST”, LatLong: “-20.100001 28.566668”, LatLongDMS: “20:06:00 S 28:34:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RHD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22447 (B73C8DA0)

Date: Mid 8/1961
Location: ATIC in Dayton
Description: House Committee staff consultant Richard P. Hines visits ATIC in Dayton, where Col. Robert Friend, Hynek, and other officials give him a tour, tell him that Project Blue Book has the UFO problem at hand, and that Rep. McCormack has been pressured by NICAP to hold hearings. Hines leaves ATIC “favorably impressed.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacobs, UFO Controversy in America, Signet ed., 1976, pp. 160–161; Swords 293
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3540

Event 22448 (E7A25D5F)

Date: 8/16/1961
Location: Japan
Description: George Hunt Williamson, now going by the name of Michel d’Obrenovic, arrives in Japan at the invitation of the Cosmic Brotherhood Association and its contactee leader Yusuke Matsumara.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Zirger and Martinelli, The Incredible Life of George Hunt Williamson, Verdechiari, 2016, pp. 129–130
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3541

Event 22449 (63CA3CBB)

Date: 8/16/1961
Description: In Admiralty Bay, Antarctica four members of the crew of an icebreaker sighted an oval fireball that flew from the northeast to the southwest for 12 seconds at 6:15 p.m. The object split in two.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1968, p.17; UNICAT, case # 142, citing James E. McDonald
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5076

Event 22450 (D9C034CD)

Date: 8/17/1961
Location: STILLWATER, MN
Description: V formation / night lights or delta / running lights passes behind trees. Low altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO EVIDENCE; NICAP,Washington, DC 1964. Reprinted 1997 Barnes & Noble Books ( only $7.98! ) (Index 139)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6542

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “275”, HatchDesc: “STILLWATER,MN:VFORM/NLTS or DELTA/RUNNING LITES PASSES BEHIND TREES:LO ALT.”, LatLong: “45.055558 -92.805560”, LatLongDMS: “45:03:20 N 92:48:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Minnesota”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 22451 (9FB451E1)

Date: 8/17/1961
Location: Stillwater, MN
Description: A V-formation of yellowish lights (or V-shaped UFO with body lights) passed behind trees at low altitude. [NICAP UFOE, II] (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2537

Event 22452 (726FC3B0)

Date: 8/17/1961
Description: On this night five people on a farm in Stillwater, Minnesota observed a group of UFOs arranged vertically in a V formation. The V formation of nocturnal lights, or a boomerang-shaped object with running lights, passed behind some trees flying at a low altitude.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 139; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 6096
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5111

Event 22453 (9AED45A5)

Date: 8/22/1961
Description: Adm. Roscoe Hillenkoetter signs a NICAP letter to Congress urging “immediate congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about UFOs, including accidental war and the Russians falsely claiming UFOs are Soviet weapons.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, Signet ed., 1974, p. 85
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3542

Event 22454 (23343CF6)

Date: 8/23/1961
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) Americans resume their lunar adventure with probes of a new type, weighing 330 kg. These devices, called “Ranger”, are to take physical measurements during the approach to the Moon, photograph the surface, and drop a capsule containing instruments and a small rocket onto the Moon’s surface. This rocket, by means of retro-propulsion, is to allow the capsule and its contents to land without damage. The first two “Rangers” were two failures due to malfunction of the rockets.
Reference: continued 29.8.61
Reference: “Conquest of Space” - Thomas de Galiana, ed. Larousse Poche, 1967, p. 236
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2208

Event 22455 (2F0F6246)

Date: 8/23/1961
Time: 22:00
Location: LADAPEYRE, FR
Description: Numerous observer(s). Huge starfish shape. Absolute(ly) black. Edges glow. Eclipses stars!
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 131)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6543

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), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “LADAPEYRE,FR:NMRS.OBS:HUGE STARFISH SHAPE:ABS.BLACK:EDGES GLOW:ECLIPSES STARS!”, LatLong: “46.233336 2.050000”, LatLongDMS: “46:14:00 N 02:03:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Creuse”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22456 (8DC01C1D)

Date: Late 8/1961
Location: CINCINNATI, Ohio
Description: (Translated from French) Hamilton County: Hundreds of people observe a red light moving very slowly at low altitude on a NE to SW trajectory. Above Bond Hill the object rises and explodes in a flash of white light. The weather services received hundreds of calls, as did the airport. According to the astronomical center, it was not a meteor, star, plane, or satellite. (1961, Late August)
Reference: Cincinnati Enquirer: August 31, 1961
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2210

Event 22457 (7B87D138)

Date: 8/25/1961 (approximate)
Location: TOULOUSE, FR
Description: 5 / car. 8M luminous-yellow sphere / windows. Quickly going up [to] as car nears town. / r120p228+/ r8.
Type: sighting
Reference: PHENOMENES SPATIAUX: Group GEPA, Gen. M. Lionel Chassin Paris. Quarterly 1964?-1977. Merged into Grp. GEPAN (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6544

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, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “TOULOUSE,FR:5/CAR:8M LUM-YEL SPHERE/WINDOWS:↑↑ as CAR NEARS TOWN:/r120p228+/r8”, LatLong: “43.633335 1.433333”, LatLongDMS: “43:38:00 N 01:26:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haute Garonne”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22458 (0053CB07)

Date: 8/25/1961
Location: Toulouse, France
Description: Approximate date. Five persons observed a luminous, yellow sphere, 8 m in diameter, flying about 10 m above the road. Horizontal and vertical bands of darker tone gave the impression of “windows.” The object flew up very fast when the car reached town.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: LDLN (Vallee)
Source: ValléeMagonia, ID: Magonia_523

Event 22459 (82F16E93)

Date: 8/25/1961?
Location: Toulouse, France
Description: Five people at Toulouse, France, see a luminous, yellow object, 24 feet in diameter, flying about 30 feet above a road. The object has horizontal and vertical bands of darker tone that give the appearance of “windows.” The UFO flies upwards very quickly when the car reaches town.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Vallée, Magonia, p. 282
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3543

Event 22460 (0F8E7EBE)

Date: 8/25/1961
Description: On or about this date five persons riding in a car near Toulouse, France observed a luminous, yellow sphere, 8 meters in diameter, that was flying about 10 meters above the road. It had horizontal and vertical bands of darker tone that gave the impression of windows. The UFO flew up and away very fast when the car reached town.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 523
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5316

Event 22461 (69A5D1A5)

Date: 8/28/1961
Description: Rep. Karth writes a harsh letter to Keyhoe and attacks him for trying to defame and ridicule the Air Force. He had thought Keyhoe would be proving the existence of spaceships, but he knows now he cannot do this. Therefore, he is no longer interested in holding hearings. He tells a newspaper reporter that he will not be part of Keyhoe’s “cheap scheme to discredit the Air Force.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jacobs, UFO Controversy in America, Signet ed., 1976, pp. 161–162
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3544

Event 22462 (E5C32CC6)

Date: 8/30/1961
Location: USA, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) RANGER 1, LAUNCHED ON 23.8.61 CRASHES TO GROUND (1961, 29 or 30 August)
Reference: Acta Aeronomica 1977, p. 128
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_2209

Event 22463 (B474A664)

Date: 8/31/1961
Location: USOVO, RUSSIA
Description: 2 silver objects hover / railroad/railway crossing. Cars electro-magnetic effect (EME). Only start / takeoff. / r120p228.
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_6545

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), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “USOVO,RUSS:2 SLVR OBJs HVR/RR CROSSING:CARS EME:ONLY START/TAKEOFF:/r120p228”, LatLong: “55.733336 37.211113”, LatLongDMS: “55:44:00 N 37:12:40 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MOS”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22464 (6A26F14A)

Date: 8/31/1961
Description: On this night two silver UFOs hovered over a railroad crossing in Usovo, Russia near Moscow. Several car engines stopped, and would only start up again when the UFOs took off.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1981
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5524

Event 22465 (766EFFB3)

Date: 9/1961
Description: (Translated from French) An electronic device attached to a parachute lands on the roof of a house. Launched 2 years ago, it was supposed to explode 2 days later, reaching 30 km in altitude.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_1920

Event 22466 (7DF27BD1)

Date: 9/1961
Description: A National Intelligence Estimate concludes that the USSR has no more than 25 ICBMs and will not possess more in the near future, effectively discrediting the missile gap myth.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Missile gap
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3545

Event 22467 (36DE9D1B)

Date: 9/1/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 16KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1115

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “16”

Event 22468 (D8F51630)

Date: 9/2/1961
Time: 23:40
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Description: Several silver saucers zigzag going east. Small objects (1 / 16 size) exit saucers twice.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: UFO’S IN SPACE - Anatomy of a Phenomenon; Henry Regnery 1966 & Ballentine PB 1974 294pp. (Index 220)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6546

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), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1490”, HatchDesc: “ALBUQUERQUE,NM:SVRL SLVR SCRS ZIGZAG >E:SML OBJs (1/16 SIZE) EXIT SCRS TWICE”, LatLong: “35.083335 -106.666672”, LatLongDMS: “35:05:00 N 106:40:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 22469 (A299E1A2)

Date: 9/2/1961
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Description: Object stops twice and emits several small silvery objects (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters, BB: BBU, NC)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2538

Event 22470 (D28951DD)

Date: 9/2/1961
Location: northeast section of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: 4:40–4:50 p.m. A man named Ziegler is reclining outside his home in the northeast section of Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he sees a shiny round white object moving erratically to the west. At two different times it emits several small silvery objects about one-sixth the size of the main object. It fades out of sight to the south.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Silver Object and Smaller Ones Emitted”; Sparks, p. 289; Herbert S. Taylor, “Satellite Objects: A Further Look,” IUR 29, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 25
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3546

Event 22471 (4C5427AF)

Date: 9/4/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 9KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1116

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “9”

Event 22472 (B9BC0A4C)

Date: 9/5/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 16KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1117

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “16”

Event 22473 (D2B9E679)

Date: 9/6/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 1.1KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1118

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “1.1”

Event 22474 (3008AAB8)

Date: 9/6/1961
Location: 48.56956 45.90346
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 11KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1119

Extra Data: LatLong: “48.56956 45.90346”, LatLongDMS: “48:34:10 N 45:54:12 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “11”

Event 22475 (88ABCD95)

Date: 9/6/1961
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Description: The National Reconnaissance Office is officially launched with headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia. It designs, builds, launches, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the federal government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the National Security Agency, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the National Geospace-Intelligence Agency, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the Defense Intelligence Agency. Its existence remains top secret until September 18, 1992. The move creates a protocol that requires the CIA deputy director and the undersecretary of the Air Force to co-manage all space reconnaissance and aerial espionage programs. The public face of the NRO is the Office of Space Systems.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “National Reconnaissance Office”; Jacobsen, Area 51, pp. 168–169
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_3547

Event 22476 (10700AF7)

Date: 9/7/1961
Location: CAPE CANAVERAL, FL
Description: UFO moves going up [to] going down / tracking scope during missile launch. Military observer(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: HYNEK, Dr. J. Allen: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT; Dell Publ., NY 1977. 298pp. (Index 44)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6547

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, 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, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “CAPE CANAVERAL,FL:UFO MOVES ↑↓/TRACKING SCOPE DURING MISSILE LAUNCH:MIL OBS”, LatLong: “28.700001 -80.633337”, LatLongDMS: “28:42:00 N 80:38:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 22477 (FA0049DE)

Date: 9/7/1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Description: (Hynek UFO Rpt p. 44) Object Moves Vertically During Missile Launch (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Code: R, Rating: 5, BB: BBU)
Reference: NICAP: 610907
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_2539

Event 22478 (8FD8D414)

Date: 9/8/1961
Location: LAVERTON RAAF, VIC
Description: Air Force men. Disk spins over radar hill. Going up / 90 second(s). Going down. Going up. / APRO Nov’61.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 97)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6548

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, 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: “Australia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “LAVERTON RAAF,VIC:AF MEN:DISK SPINS OVR RADAR HILL:↑/90sec:↓:↑:/APRO Nov’61”, LatLong: “-37.861113 144.738896”, LatLongDMS: “37:51:40 S 144:44:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Western Australia”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 22479 (D2B0AB7A)

Date: 9/8/1961
Description: Disc was seen spinning over the radar hill at Laverton Royal Australian AFB, Victoria, Australia. It make an ascent for 90 seconds, then hovered while spinning again, and finally ascends and leaves.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, November 1961
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5756

Event 22480 (C216372F)

Date: 9/9/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .38KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1120

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “.38”

Event 22481 (DBFDDE6A)

Date: 9/10/1961 (approximate)
Time: 23:40
Location: NORTH / MADRAS, OR
Description: 2 / car. Blinding light / US97. No likely source. Goes out when car stops.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 172)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6549

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “692”, HatchDesc: “N/MADRAS,OR:2/CAR:BLINDING LITE/US97:NO LIKELY SOURCE:GOES OUT WHEN CAR STOPS”, LatLong: “44.733335 -121.066672”, LatLongDMS: “44:44:00 N 121:04:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oregon”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 22482 (6BA37F79)

Date: 9/10/1961
Location: 73.7500 54.7500
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 12KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1121

Extra Data: LatLong: “73.7500 54.7500”, LatLongDMS: “73:45:00 N 54:45:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “12”

Event 22483 (8A78B37C)

Date: 9/10/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .88KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1122

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “.88”

Event 22484 (97D1C9B4)

Date: 9/10/1961
Time: 09:00:09.2
Location: 74.2000 52.5000
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 2700KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1123

Extra Data: LatLong: “74.2000 52.5000”, LatLongDMS: “74:12:00 N 52:30:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “PDE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “2700”

Event 22485 (BE5B52A4)

Date: 9/11/1961
Time: 21:00
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description: Blue Book. Amateur astronomers and more/others. Night light circles all over/all about border area. Crescent going quickly south. / r55p78.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 27)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_6550

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), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation, BBK: Project BLUEBOOK

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “30”, HatchDesc: “SAN DIEGO,CA:BBK:AM.ASTRONs++:NLT CCLS ALLO BORDER AREA:CRESCENT >>S:/r55p78”, LatLong: “32.700002 -117.150006”, LatLongDMS: “32:42:00 N 117:09:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 22486 (02299A50)

Date: 9/11/1961
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .3KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1124

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NACS”, NukeY: “.3”

Event 22487 (85512114)

Date: 9/12/1961
Time: 10:08:15.3
Location: 74.2000 52.1000
Description: Nuclear test: Air, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 1150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1125

Extra Data: LatLong: “74.2000 52.1000”, LatLongDMS: “74:12:00 N 52:06:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, Nuke