Friday, July 27, 2007

UFO sightings from 1953 to 1954

1953

• Canada, Sherbrook: Mrs. Orfei heard a knock at the door in the middle of the night and obtained no answer when she asked who it was. When more furious knocks were heard, her Alsatian dog jumped toward the door, but suddenly retreated, trembling as if terrified and retired to a corner. Mrs. Orfei went to an upper door and saw two "indescribable" shadows go away from the house. A while later a big, round object took off 100 m away with a blue-green lightning. The police found broken bushes as evidence of an enormous weight.

• Denmark, Brovst: Brovst was the scene of an attempted abduction of a girl by two humanoids emitting a golden light. Their hands were rugged and cold like a fish. |

• France, Tours: Claude Pasquier saw two disks flying very low, quite slowly, along a straight course, with a "hard" sound.

• France, Tonnerre: A woman saw two objects on the ground and three 1.5-m-tall men running toward the craft. They had oversized heads and wore helmets and boots. One entered the elongated object, 5 m long, 1.5 m wide, which spread "wings" that made it look like a butterfly. It then took a vertical position, resting on a tripod, and took off with the spherical object into which the other two creatures had gone. Traces were found at the spot.

• Mexico, Ciudad Valleys: Approximate date. Cab driver Salvador Villanueva, 40, observed two creatures 1.2 m tall wearing coveralls with wide, shiny, perforated belts, metal collars, and small, black, shiny boxes on their backs. They had helmets under their arms. The witness thought they were pilots of Indian race. One of them spoke to him in Spanish, "stringing the words together" in a strange accent. Trivial matters were discussed until dawn, when they returned to their craft, 13 m in diameter, through a staircase under the lower disk. The witness ran away when invited to follow them. The object rose with a pendulum motion and shot up vertically.

• Norway, Gjasjoen Bridge: Mr. Trygve, Mrs. Bufflot and a neighbor saw an object rise from behind a hill, oscillate over a lake, follow their car, and stop ahead of them just above the ground. They stopped, felt "pricklings" until the craft took off vertically. A watch stopped working, and numerous people vouch for the fact that the paint on the car changed from dark beige to bright green.

• Poland, Wolin: A metallic object 30 m in diameter was observed by five Polish and two German workers as it landed in a field close to a railway. It was shaped like a sphere with a flat disk around it, showing numerous openings at the periphery.

• Spain, Villares des Saz: Approximate date. An illiterate boy cowherd, Maximo Munos Olivares, 14, saw a "big balloon" on the ground behind him when a faint whistling attracted his attention. Shaped like a water jug, it was metallic. Through an opening came three dwarfs 60 cm tall, with yellow faces, narrow eyes, and oriental features. They spoke in a language he could not understand. They were dressed in blue, had a sort of flat hat with a visor in front and a metal sheet on their arms. One of them smacked the boy's face, then they reentered the machine, which glowed very brightly, made a soft whistling sound and went off "like a rocket." Footprints and four holes 5 cm deep forming a perfect square 36 cm in side were found by police.

• USA, California, Brush Creek: Two miners, John Q. Black, 48, and John Van Allen, reported that an object, silvery, 2.5 m in diameter, 2 m thick, with a tripod landing gear, landed on a sand bar 50 m away from them. An occupant described as a broad-shouldered dwarf wearing clothing that covered the head and the trunk was also seen. His arms and legs were covered with tweed like cloth fastened at the wrists and ankle. He filled a shiny pail with water and handed it to someone inside the craft. He then appeared to notice Black and jumped into the craft, which made a hissing sound and departed.

• USA, Lake Superior: Lt. Felix Moncla's F-86 Sabre jet is captured by a UFO over Lake Superior, allegedly hauled aboard by a tractor beam.

• USA, New Mexico, Santa Fe: Jim Milligan, 16, was driving through a park when he saw something fall in front of his car and stopped as the object landed in some bushes. He walked toward it, found a craft that looked like two ship hulls, about 3 m long, 2 m wide glued together. When he tried to touch it, the object flew away.

• USA, New York, Hampton Bay: A civilian woman saw something like "a large aircraft" flying very slowly and low. It had a lighted red band around the middle and was coming straight toward her house with an oscillating motion. She still thought it was an aircraft of some new design when it stopped near her, 25 m above ground. Then it flew backward over the water and hovered, making the same noise as a swarm of bees. The top section supported a series of red lights and a cabin with four portholes through which a control panel was visible. No occupant was seen. The cabin rose above the object, rotated, then glided back. The object tilted toward the west and rose toward the southeast, disappearing within 3 sec at an 80 degree angle of climb after the 3-min sighting. Diameter: 30 m. Two days later a yellowish moss was observed at the site.

• USA South Carolina, Conway: Hearing a commotion in his barn, a farmer observed an object about 7 m long and 4 m wide at treetop level. It was light gray in color and lit up inside. It resembled a half egg. The witness fired his gun at the object. Numerous livestock died "mysteriously" in the area after the sighting.

• USA, Texas, Houston: Howard Phillips, Hilda Walker and Judy Meyers saw in a garden at 118 East Third Street a strange "shadow" on the lawn which resembled a "flying man," and they watched it take off.

• USA, Virginia, Quantico Marine Base: Marines observed the landing of an unknown round object which throbbed and pulsated, emitting red lights.

1953 Project Blue Book Unknowns

• Bonin Islands June 24, 1953; Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. 11:30 p.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF KB-29 aerial tanker plane. Radar tracked an unidentified target which twice approached to within .5 miles of the airplane, and once to within 6 miles, during a 2 minute observation.

• Canada May 1, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada. 11:35 p.m. Witnesses: pilot and radar operator of USAF F-94 jet interceptor, and control tower operator. One white light evaded interception attempt by F-94 during 30 minute sighting.

• Canada June 22, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada. Z:lO a.m. Witnesses: pilot and radar operator of USAF F-94 jet interceptor. One red light, flying at an estimated 1,000 kts. (1,100 m.p.h.) eluded the chasing F-94 after 5 minutes.

• French Morocco Sept. 2, 1953; Sidi Slimane AFB, French Morocco. 9:14 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col. William Moore and lst Lt. J.H. McInnis,

• Greenland June 24, 1953; Simiutak, Greenland. 11:30 a.m. Witness: weather observer A/2c R.A. Hill. One red triangle hovered and rotated for 15 seconds, then climbed for 5 minutes.

• Guatemala Jan. 17, 1953; near Guatemala City, Guatemala. 3:55 p.m. Witness: geologist/salesman J.J. Sackett. One brilliant green-gold object, shaped like the Goodyear blimp with its length twice its height, flew 400 m.p.h. straight and level, stopped, then • • Iceland Feb. 3, 1953; Keflavik, Iceland. 5:25 p.m. Witnesses: radar operators. Four unidentified targets were tracked for 24 minutes. No further data.went straight up with one stop. Sighting lasted 22 seconds.

• Japan April 8, 1953; Fukuoka, Japan. 7:55 p.m. Witness: lst Lt. D.J. Pichon, pilot of USAF F-94B jet interceptor. One bright blue light descended, accelerated, flew parallel to the F-94, increased its speed and blinked out after 45 seconds.

• Japan March 14, 1953; north of Hiroshima, Japan. 11:45 p.m. Witnesses: radar and visual observation by 10 crew members of U.S. Navy P2V-5 patrol plane. Groups of 5-10 colored lights, totalling 90-100, slowly moved aft off the left side of the airplane, as detected visually and by airborne radar for 5 minutes.

• New Zealand May 18, 1953; New Plymouth, New Zealand. 10:30 p.m. Witness: C.S. Chapman, 15. One white, fuzzy, flashing light hovered and darted around for 4 minutes.

• Okinawa June 21, 1953; Naha, Okinawa. 7 p.m. Witnesses: Nine Japanese and Okinawan weather observers. One unidentified light moved slowly for 20 minutes. No further data in files.

• USA, Arizona April 15, 1953; Tucson, Arizona. 5:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt. V.A. Locey. Three orange lights were seen for: 3 minutes, 30 seconds, and a few seconds.

• USA, Arizona Feb. 4, 1953; Yuma, Arizona. 1:50 p.m. Witness: U.S. Weather Bureau observer Stanley Brown, using a theodolite. One white, oblong object was tracked flying straight up, leveling off and being joined by a second, similar, object. The second twice flew away and returned to the first. After 5 minutes, both were lost to sight behind clouds.

• USA, California Jan. 28, 1953; Corona, California. 6:05 p.m. Witness: USAF T/Sgt. George Beyer. Five 25’ green spheres flew in V-formation, then changed to trail formation at which time the end objects turned red. Sighting lasted 12 minutes.

• USA, California Jan. 28, 1953; Pt. Mugu, California. 1 p.m. Witness: R.W. Love, owner of Love Diving Co., engaged in retrieving radio-controlled drones. An 18-20’ white, flat disc flew straight and level, overhead, for 6 minutes.

• USA, California Aug. 20, 1953; near Castle AFB, California. 9:05 p.m. Witnesses: crew of TB-29 bomber/trainer plane. One greyish oval object made four passes at the airplane (three times at 10-20 miles distance), then dived vertically as if two objects.

• USA, California Dec. 24, 1953; El Cajon, California. 8:04 a.m. Witnesses: U.S. Navy Lts. J.B. Howard and L.D. Linhard, flying F9F-2 jet fighters. Ten silver, oval objects flew at more than 400 kts. (450 m.p.h.), straight and level, for 5 minutes.

• USA, California Dec. 28, 1953; Marysville, California. 11:55 a.m. Witness: Yuba County Airport Manager Dick Brandt. One saucer, with a brilliant blue light, reflecting on a nearby building, hovered briefly during the 1.5 minute observation.

• USA, California Feb. 20, 1953; Pittsburg-Stockton, California. #1 time unknown; #2, 10:30 p.m. Witnesses: USAF B-25 bomber pilots. #1 was a bright yellow light seen for 8 minutes. #2 was a bright light which flew on a collision course, dimmed and climbed away fast.

• USA, California Jan. 10, 1953; Sonoma, California. 3:45 p.m. or 4 p.m. Witnesses: retired Col. Robert McNab, and Mr. Hunter of the Federal Security Agency. One flat object, like a pinhead, made three 360* right turns in 9 seconds, made abrupt 90* turns to the right and left, stopped, accelerated to original speed and finally flew out of sight vertically after 60-75 seconds.

• USA, Georgia Jan. 28, 1953; Albany, Georgia. No time given. Witnesses: radar maintenance personnel. Radar tracked one stationary target for 20 minutes. A visual sighting about the same time was explained. No further information in the files.

• USA, Louisiana Feb. 27, 1953; Shreveport, Louisiana. 11:58 a.m. Witness: USAF airman/private pilot. Five yellow discs made circular turns, fluttered, three of them vanished, the other two flew erratic square turns for a total of 4 minutes.

• USA, Michigan Feb. 17, 1953; Port Austin. Michigan. 10:04 p.m. Witnesses: two officers and three airmen of USAF AC&W squadron, visually and by radar. Visual object appeared to larger and brighter than a star and changed color; it was seen to move slowly for 5 minutes until 10:09 p.m. Radar picked up a target at 10:08 p.m. moving in a similar direction for 17 minutes, at similar speed.

• USA, Mississippi Aug. 27, 1953; Greenville, Mississippi. 9:45 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilot, M/Sgt., others, all on the ground. One meandering light was observed for 50 minutes. No further details in file.

• USA, Montana Jan. 1, 1953; Craig, Montana. 8:45 p.m. Witnesses: Warner Anderson and two women. A silver, saucer-shaped object with a red glowing bottom, flew low over a river and then climbed fast in a horizontal attitude. Ten second sighting.

• USA, New Mexico March 27, 1953; Mt. Taylor, New Mexico. 7:25 p.m. Witness: pilot of USAF F-86 jet fighter at 600 kts. (700 m.p.h.). One bright orange circle flew at 800 kts. (900 m.p.h.), and executed three fast rolls. ilot chased object for 4 minutes.

• USA, New Jersey March 11, 1953; Hackettstown, New Jersey. 4 a.m. Witness: Mrs. Nina Cook, an experienced private pilot and wife of a Pan Am flight engineer. A large light, blinking at 10-15 times per minute, moved up and down along a mountain range.

• USA, New York March 21, 1953; Elmira, New York. 3:05 p.m. Witness: Ground Observer Corps observation post. Six discs in a group flew high and fast for a few seconds.

• USA, Texas Aug. 3, 1953; Amarillo, Texas. 12:04 p.m. Witness: Airport control tower chief C.S. Brown. One round and reflective or translucent object flew straight, stopped for 7 seconds, sped along, stopped again, was joined by a similar object and they flew off in different directions, after a total of 56 minutes.

• USA, Texas March 25, 1953; San Antonio, Texas. 3:05 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Capt. and Mrs. D.E. Cox. Several lights, some of which moved straight, others which made 360^ turns for 1.5 hours.

• USA, Texas May 27, 1953; San Antonio, Texas. 8:30 p.m. Witnesses: many unidentified civilians, including Jacobson. Nine separate meandering lights were seen during 15 minute sighting.

• USA, Texas Feb. 24, 1953; Sherman, Texas. 7:43 p.m. Witnesses: Warrant Officer and Mrs. Alden. Two bright red, round objects with big halos flew in small circles, climbed and faded during a 3-7 second sighting.

• USA, Washington Jan. 8, 1953; Larson AFB, Washington. 7:15 a.m. Witnesses: men from the 82nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, including the squadron commander; all were on the ground. One green, disc-shaped or round object flew southwest for 15 minutes, with a vertically bobbing motion and sideways movements, below clouds.

• USA, Wisconsin March 29, 1953; Spooner, Wisconsin. 3:45 p.m. Witness: L.C. Gillette. One aluminum, circular object flew high and fast, twice reversing its course. Note: Mr. Gillette saw a similar object in 1938. Fifteen second sighting.

1954

• Algeria, Ainel Turck: A small man with strange glowing eyes was seen on the Mediterranean shore.

• Algeria, Lavarande: A large disk flying very low over a road scared two truck drivers, Messrs. Gaston Breau and Amoura, who stopped their gasoline truck and ran away into the fields while the object flew on toward Medea in silence.

• Australia, East Dandenong: Janet Brown, 16, and a 13-year-old friend heard a loud noise and saw a large, dark object that "burst into light" hovering 20 m away at the height of a factory gate. It was cylindrical, 10 m long, 5 m high, with a canopy on top. It flew away and was lost to sight behind some trees.

• Australia, Todd River Downs: A native was riding a horse over a low ridge when a spherical object about 13 m in diameter "nearly skittled me off my horse." It went up suddenly with a heavy wind, rumbling and emitting four columns of smoke.

• Azores, Santa Maria Airport: A guard saw a craft, 3.5 m in diameter and 1.5 m thick, land on the airfield. The witness, Vitorino Lourenco Monteiro, said a figure emerged from the craft and said something he could not understand, before taking off again. There were antenna like protrusions on top of the object.

• Belgium, Bois de Villers: Two villagers reported the landing of a 2m high "flying egg" in a pasture. Screams seemed to emanate from it.

• Belgium, Huy: A mailman saw a cigar-shaped object land. Two silhouettes "approximately human" were seen aboard.

• Belgium, Wasmes: Approximate date. Marcel Pipers a gardener saw a craft resting near the road give off a very bright light. His clothing was partially burned when he went close to it.

• Brazil, Curitiba: A lens-shaped object was seen on the railroad tracks. Near it, three dwarfs wearing tight-fitting suits were looking at the tracks with a light. When the witness approached, the machine took off very fast.

• Brazil, Linha Bela Vista: A farmer, O. da Costa e Rosa, observed a stranger standing near a machine -shaped like "a tropical helmet, " cream-colored, surrounded with haze, making the same noise as a sewing machine. Another man was looking at a fence, and the head and arms of a third one were visible inside the craft. As the witness dropped his hoe, the man smiled, picked it up, and gave it back to him, after which they motioned him to stay away and took off. They were of average height, had broad shoulders, long hair, very white skin, and slanted eyes. They wore brown coveralls ending with shoes without heels.

• Brazil, Linha Bela Vista: Near the site of Case 349, Pedro Morais saw two human beings dressed in "yellow bags" take a tobacco plant and a chicken, then go away. Their craft "had a bottom like an enormous polished brass kettle, " hovered with an oscillating motion, and made a noise like a sewing machine. Its upper part resembled a jeep hood.

• Brazil, Pontal: Jose Alves was fishing in the Pardo River when he suddenly saw a craft approach with a wobbling motion and landing near him. shaped like two washbowls placed together, it was about 4. 5 m in diameter. Too terrified to move, the witness saw three little men, dressed in white, wearing tight-fitting skullcaps, with dark skin, come out of the craft, gather vegetables and water and fly away.

• Brazil, Porto Alegre: An agronomist and his family in their car saw a landed disk from which two men, normal in height, with long hair and coverall-like clothes, emerged and came toward the car with arms raised. As the frightened witnesses sped away, they saw the men reenter the disk, which rose and flew off at very great speed.

• Brazil, Santa Maria: Rubem Hellwig was driving when he saw a football-shaped machine, the size of a Volkswagen, on the ground. He walked toward it and met two men of slim build, normal height, their faces brownish, wearing no helmets. One was inside the object while the other collected grass samples. They spoke to Hellwig in a strange language, and yet he said he understood they were asking for ammonia. He directed them to a nearby town. The craft vanished silently and instantly with blue and yellow flames.

• Brazil, Santa Maria: A radio operator at the local air base saw a huge, dark object about 30 m in diameter hovering at treetop height. With four other persons he saw it for several hours, sometimes softly glowing, sometimes coming down almost to the ground.

• Canada, Boston Creek: A wingless flying object was seen by Bill Supa, an employee of the Caswell Construction Co. It landed about 2 km way from the witness, who approached within 300 m before it took off and flew away. Grass was flattened where it had landed.

• Canada, Garson: A miner saw a landed object and a giant man with strange, burning eyes. He fainted. When he regained consciousness, object and entity had vanished.

• Canada, Hemmingford: The Coupal childrm said that a brightly lighted object followed them to the farm. Mr. Coupal and his oldest son went to the field where the children had been playing and saw an orange object rise and speed off to the west. Grass was flattened over 15 m, with two tracks about 5 m long.

• Canada, North Bay: Sgt. Durdle saw a brilliant, circular object flying across Lake Nipissing toward the Royal Canadian Air Force base. An oblong canister was hanging down from a central section, which supported a long cone with a spinning globe on top When it tilted, the witness was able to observe regulatorlike devices inside the machine through a vertical lighted slit. Six brilliant appendages, which looked like necklaces, were hanging from the craft. Durdle woke up four Air Force men, who observed the object spiraling away.

• Canada, Quebec: Two boys saw a craft land and two or three men come out. No details given.

• Canada, Ridgeway: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baker saw a disk, about 14 m in diameter, with a dome and several rotating lights. They had to push their car, which could not be started until the object left the ground. They found a large, brown, circular spot in the pasture where the disk had been resting.

• England, Bruton: Nigel Frapple was cycling home from a dance in Wincanton. At Redlynch crossroads, he saw an orange glow in a field and observed it from a hedge. It came from a huge object 35 m away, less than 7 m above the ground, which made a throbbing sound. After 1 min, it moved toward the northwest, accelerating and climbing.

• England, Ranton: Near Shrewsbury, Jennie Roestenberg and her two children observed a disk-shaped, aluminium object hovering above the house. Through two transparent panels they saw two men with white skin, long hair to their shoulders, and very high foreheads. They wore transparent helmets and turquoise-blue clothing, resembling ski suits. The object hovered at a tilted angle while the two occupants looked at the scene "sternly, not in an unkind fashion, but almost sadly, compassionately. "

• England, Southend: , Pat Hennessey ran away when she saw an object land on the road near Chalkwell Park. It had vanished silently when she looked back.

• France, Acquigny: Two men riding motorcycles saw a bell-shaped craft about 2. 5 m high, hovered 1 m above the Evreux-Louviers railroad line. The lower part was ringlike, and the object gave off reddish and greenish sparks. A burst of orange light was seen as it jumped about 10 m high, then it remained motionless for about 1 hr, during which time a third witness joined the first two. It ultimately turned brighter and flew away toward the east.

• France, Angles: A farmer saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several persons in Angles observed the scene.

• France, Angouleme: Vincent Casamajou and his wife saw a large cauldron-shaped craft, the size of a truck (about 7 m) at 50 m distance, near the road, 18 km from this town, going toward Paris. It took off without noise, leaving a white trail.

• France, Arrayeet Han: G. Mahou, municipal councilor, 30, saw a phosphorescent craft -shaped like a brooder, about 2 m in diameter, 1 m high, rise vertically from the road, leaving a luminous trail.

• France, Baillolet: Dr. Robert, while driving through this village, saw four objects, at about 300 m altitude, flying slowly in echelon formation. Suddenly one of them dropped to the ground with a dead leaf motion, 100 m away. The witness felt an electric shock as engine and headlights died, and the car stopped when the object touched the ground. Incapable of moving, Dr. Robert saw a figure about 1. 2 m tall moving in the light of the object, then all went dark. Some time later the headlights resumed operation by themselves, and Dr. Robert saw the craft take off toward the north.

• France, Bassoues: A 39yearold civilian saw an oval light, very bright, illuminating the countryside. After some maneuvers and oscillations in midair, it landed for a couple of minutes less than 3 km away, then flew off to the east.

• France, Bauquay: A large red object was seen flying very fast at treetop level while cattle panicked. Three witnesses.

• France, Beaumont: Ten km from here, several persons saw an object coming toward them and getting brighter. When it was about 150 m away, they felt "a strange sensation" and found themselves unable to move. The object left a smell compared to that of nitrobenzine.

• France, Becar: Two women (Widow Geoffroy and Miss Gisele Fin) made independent reports of a dark gray disk, 6 m in diameter, 1 m high, seen in a clearing. A man of normal height was standing close to it. He wore dark clothes and a kind of cap. Miss Fin came within 30 m of the craft and stated the man was repairing it. Traces were found on the grass.

• France, Benet: Near La Rochelle. Mr. and Mrs.Guillemoteau saw an object, 2.5 m high, 5 m diameter, hover for several minutes 1 m above ground, then rise vertically. Oily marks were found at the spot.

• France, Berck: Near the local airport, Mr. Davril saw a craft like a round hut 300 m away. It took off without noise.

• France, Bergerac: Returning home, fireman Jean Dufix, 26, saw an oval light in the sky and thought it was a shooting star. Later he was alarmed when his yard seemed to be ablaze. Rushing out again, he saw a disk rise from the ground with a whistling sound. It flew off, became luminous again, and took off at fantastic speed. A neighbor, Jean Labonne, 61, saw the disk, 3 m in diameter, resting on three legs in the yard.

France, Bersaillin: A woodsman from Poligny saw a very bright light on the road, first thought it was an American car with its headlights on, but soon observed it came from a dark craft about 80 m away. The light turned brighter; the witness felt an intense heat wave and thought he was going to die. Finally, the light went away.

• France, Beruges: A farmer, Mr. Thebault, saw a luminous object, 2 or 3 m in diameter, emitting a beam of light which swept the countryside. • France, Bompas: Mr. Sebelli saw an object land in the village. He called his neighbors, and they observed the departure of the craft.

• France, Biot: A municipal employee, Jose Casella, was riding home when he suddenly found in front of him on the road an oval-shaped aluminium object about 5. 5 m in diameter, 1 m high. As he applied the brakes, the object took off at very high speed. Several persons confirmed the sighting. The disk was gray, supported a dome, and emitted a soft whistle. It took off when Casella was only 6 m away.

• France, Biozat: Between Biozat and Effiat, on the road from Clermont to Vichy, the engine of a motor scooter died as an egg-shaped object took off from the side of the road and rose without noise, leaving a bright trail behind.

• France, Birac: Four persons, among them Julia Juste, Maria Barbeau, and Marion Le

• France, Blanzy: Two bricklayers, Sebastiani and Buratto, approached a cigar-shaped object 3 m long, 80 cm wide, which took off from the ground with a whistling sound. The pointed section of the object was yellow, the rest brown. From the fore part, two appendages extended to the ground.

• France, Bourrasole: Messrs. Olivier and Perano and a third man saw a reddish disk about 4 m diameter with a small being close by, about 1. 2 m tall, wearing a diving suit: "His head was large with respect to the rest of the body and he had two enormous eyes. The suit was bright and shiny like glass. " The craft was surrounded by a sort of misty glow. One of the men came within 20 m of it and found himself paralyzed. The craft took off, throwing him to the ground, and rose very fast.

• France, Bouzais: At "Le Grand Tertre" Mr. Mercier observed that someone had stolen grapes from his vineyard. He decided to stay late and catch the "robbers." He was amazed when he saw a luminous mass fall from the sky about 50 m away, and found himself "paralyzed" as three figures emerged from the light and moved about. He lost consciousness. When he came to his senses, everything had vanished.

• France, Branges, near Louhans: Coming home at night, Gilbert Prudent saw a lighted object on the side of the road. It had a flat section and a sort of "mushroom" on top. As he approached it, the object became dark and took off vertically with a soft whistling sound.

• France, Bru: Mr. Gamba saw an oval red object 50 m away. When he tried to approach it, he found he was unable to move. As soon as this "paralysis" subsided, he ran to get his brothers and came back to the craft, which turned white, then red. It rose and flew away toward the east. It had been on the ground for at least 15 min. Strange traces were found, as if the ground had been dug up. Small trees near the river were found damaged, as if they had been cut with a knife.

• France, Brest: At sea between Brest and Roven, the crew of the tanker "Port Lyautey" observed an object touch the surface of the sea, then take off vertically and give off a red flame before being lost to view.

• France, Bry: A man and his dog were "paralyzed" as a luminous white object dived toward them and climbed again.

• France, Buchy: At intersection of Routes N28 and N319, Mr. R. L. , of Rouen, saw a luminous craft takeoff while he feIt pricklings and was paralyzed. The engine of the car slowed down but did not stall.

• France, Cabasson: A 65yearold man was hunting with his dog, near the junction of the Brillance Canal and the Durance River, when he saw a gray object, about 4 m long and 1 m high on the ground and 40m away. It showed a dome from which two helmeted figures emerged. The witness fled, but his dog started toward the object. The dog soon retreated, walking awkwardly as if partially paralyzed.

• France, Calais: On the road to Boulogne a bluish object, clearly seen with a dome on top, dived toward the ground, became white and went away.

• France, Cenon: Between Cenon and Vouneuil, Yves David, 28, met a being in a diving suit who made friendly gestures. He was very small and had a voice "inhuman and incomprehensible." The witness could not move throughout the encounter. He saw the creature enter an object on the road, about 3 m by 1 m in size; it took off "like lightning," throwing a greenish light.

• France, Chabeuil: Mrs. Leboeuf was suddenly confronted with a creature resembling "a child in a plastic bag, with eyes larger than human eyes." This creature entered a flat, circular machine, which took off toward the northeast with a soft whistling. Traces. Witnesses in state of shock.

• France, Chaleix: A farmer, Mr. Garreau, saw an object the size of a carriage land in his field. Two men of normal height emerged through a sliding door. They wore khaki overalls and were of European type. They shook hands with the witness and said something like: "Paris? Nord?" (According to another version they spoke indistinct words.) They gave a pat on the back to Mr. Garreau's dog and took off at an amazing speed.• France, Charmes la Cote: Roger Thiriet, jailer in Ecouvres detention center, was riding his motorcycle when he suddenly saw an aluminium colored object shaped like a plate, with a dome and two portholes. It was about 2 m in diameter and 1 m high. It took off immediately.

• France, Charmes la Cote: Roger Thiriet, jailer in Ecouvres detention center, was riding his motorcycle when he suddenly saw an aluminium colored object shaped like a plate, with a dome and two portholes. It was about 2 m in diameter and 1 m high. It took off immediately.

• France, Chazey Wood: Andre Cognard, coming from Gueugnon, was blinded by a light as a disk-shaped object flew low over his car.

• France, Chazey Wood: South of Gueugnon, Messrs. Jeannet and Garnier saw a reddish fireball fly low over their car as their engine and headlights died.

• France, Chereng: The crowd at a fair saw a luminous object arrive very fast in the sky, stop in flight, emit sparks, and come down to ground level. As witnesses rushed to the spot, it took off again.

• France, Cierde Riviere: Guy Puyfourcat, 22, who was coming back from the fields, leading a mare by the bridle, was surprised when the animal became restless. Rising from the side of the road, a gray object about 1. 5 m in diameter flew over them. The mare rose about 3 m in the air, and the witness had to release the bridle. Then the animal fell like a mass and for 10 min was unable to move. At last, it rose and attempted to walk, but it was still trembling and stumbling with fear. The object had long since flown away at high speed. The witness himself had felt absolutely nothing.

• France, Cisternes la Foret: J. Augard and J. Chanzotte saw an oval object with a dome, emitting a bright white light, resting in a field. When they approached it, the object rose vertically, leaving a reddish trail, and flew to the northeast.

• France, Corrompu: Near Long, P. Petit and his employee, Mr. Tillier, with a shop owner, Mr. Pecquet, saw an oval object on the ground. When it took off, the lights of a tractor went out. It measured about 4. 5 m, emitted a bright light similar to a welder's torch. It came back, turned, and flew to the southwest. It made the same noise as a swarm of bees.

• France, Criteuilla, Madeleine: The car driven by a bricklayer, Mr. Fillonnau, stopped as a large ball of fire flew near it. A violent air displacement was felt. "The battery was dead and the headlights were burned out. " Thorough police investigation failed to identify the cause of the phenomenon. BUFORA VI CAT gives location as Criteuil-La-Madeleine

• France, Croix d'Epine: A mechanic, Ernest Delattre, 19, was riding home on his motor scooter when an egg-shaped object, brilliantly illuminated, landed on the left side of the road 15 m away. He saw short, dark shapes "like potato bags" moving about the object. He sped up, saw the object, the size of a small bus, taking off while its color changed from orange to blue and then to grayish-blue. The witness fainted while telling his story. Two persons in neighboring villages independently reported observing the object.

• France, Crocq: At Donjon de Montlaur, five persons, among them J. Dubois, saw a round craft maneuver, give off a blinding light. It had some openings or portholes, and seemed to land far from them.

• France, Dompierreles Tilleuls: A businessman, Mr. Vielle, was on Route N471 between Frasnes and Pontarlier when he saw a circular flying craft, which gave off a yellowish and a purple light. Losing altitude, the craft came very close to the ground, changed its course to southwest, and rose again in the sky. (Quincy; M 167).

• France, Dompierre: Messrs. Deschamp and Laclotre saw a craft, about 20 m diameter, 2 m high, come within 4 m of the ground for 3 or 4 min. It gave off a yellowish light and a glow extended for 4 m around.

• France, Doncourt Village: Farmers awakened by a whistling sound saw a flat object land near the woods. It soon rose very fast, vertically, and flew away. The ground was found calcined. Samples were taken by police officials for analysis.

• France, Epoisses: Between Epoisses and Toutry, Daniel Grapin and Francois Bolatre, topographers, saw a luminous sphere 3. 5 m diameter on the ground near Route N454.

• France, Farm Lachassagne: Mr. Cisterne, who was coming back with his tractor, saw a luminous object fly very low over him. Two other witnesses.

• France, Feyzin: A white light suddenly swept the road in front of Roland M., 19, who observed that it came from a large, dark object 10 m above ground. It flew away with the noise of a wet firework, throwing magnesiumlike sparks.

• France, Figeac: Children saw "a box" and "an unknown man" standing nearby. The object took off.

• France, Fonfrede: Baptiste Jourdy, who was making the daily collection of milk, was suddenly stopped as the engine and headlights of his truck died. He got out and saw a light above him. After it crossed the road, the headlights came on again and he was able to restart his truck.

• France, Fontenay Torcy: Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a cigar-shaped red object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted with a bulky human figure, about 1 m tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 km.

• France, Fouesnant: Truck driver Rene Le Viol saw a flat craft, -shaped like an inverted plate, fly very low toward the sea. A second disk followed shortly afterward. Both emitted a red glow.

• France, Foussignargues: At "Revety," people in a bus saw a reddish light coming down. Later Mr. and Mrs. Roche noticed an object on the ground, softly glowing, a short distance from their home, but were afraid to approach it. It remained there for several hours. It was described as "a sort of glowing tomato, with antennae on top."

• France, Froncles: Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Lartillot and Georgette Mongot observed a large, bright object oscillate, then land. It changed color and was lost to sight behind some trees.

• France, Guebling: A disk emitting a weak green glow landed in a field. Witnesses: Messrs. Domant and Gilcher.

• France, Grand-Couronne: Jean Andrieux, ferry operator, saw a large white sphere, with a smaller green sphere below, hang motionless above the Seine for 20 min. Two witnesses. It eventually flew away to the southwest.

• France, Harponville: Between Harponville and Contay, two bricklayers, Emile Renard, 27, and Yves Degillerboz, 23 saw an object floating in mid-air over a field: "It looked like an unfinished haystack, with a plate turned upside down on top of it." When they approached, it took off. Diameter 10 m, height 3 m. A kind of door was noticed. The observation lasted over 3 min. The object released smoke when it departed.

• France, Heimersdorf: Anny Pracht, her sister Roselyne, and two other persons saw a luminous object on the ground. It became fiery red in color and flew away when they came near.

• France, Heiteren: Mrs. Spinner and another witness saw a flying object come from the west and land 1 km away.

• France, Hennezis: The two Lanssellin children witnessed the landing of a luminous, red object shaped like a half-egg, and saw two occupants who looked like normal men.

• France, Isbergues: A steelworker observed a luminous sphere land in the countryside; it then emitted lights of various colors.

• France, Isle of Re: As he was returning home near La Flotte-en-Re, Celeste Simonutti saw a bright light and, fearing a fire, rushed to the scene. There he observed a luminous sphere 12 m in diameter hovering at 1 m altitude, turning red, blue, and taking off.

• France, Issenheim: Lucien Fisch saw an object land near Route N83. It was luminous.

• France, Jarnac: Two luminous spheres were seen flying in the same direction. Having stopped and maneuvered in midair, the larger one took on a deep red color, turned to an intense white light with a red aura, and both landed. Witnesses did not wait.

• France, Jettingen: A railroad employee, Rene Ott, saw a mushroom-shaped object 3 m in diameter, in a field 3 m away from Route N16 and 1 m above ground. A luminous rectangle, like a door, was seen on the side. It took off and flew about 5 m above the witness, following him to the next village.

• France, Jonches: Two creatures were seen on the ground, and two hours later a luminous red object was observed at the same spot, at very low altitude.France,

• France, Jussey: Two young men saw a luminous white disk moving in the sky. It dived to the ground and two men, described as being very tall and dressed in white, emerged from it and made gestures. The witnesses ran away in fear.

• France, Lacanche: Mr. Labonde was driving at the intersection of D14 and D104 when he was followed by a sort of luminous globe surrounded with a reddish glow, about 2 m in size. It stayed within 25 m of the car.

• France, La Fere: Near the military barracks, soldiers saw a strange object on the ground 300 m away. As one of them approached the torpedo-shaped object, which was about 80 cm high, he found himself paralyzed.

• France, La Madiere: Aime Boussard, 47, a farmer, was suddenly confronted with an individual of normal height (1. 60 m) wearing a sort of diving suit with a pale green light on either side of the helmet. The individual aimed at the witness the beam of two blue lights, and he was thrown backward. No craft was observed.

• France, La Rocheen Brenil: Raymond R. saw a craft, which made a noise like a large transformer and gave off an orange light, land in a pasture. Three men in dark coveralls were standing nearby. One was holding a sort of box, "which emitted a beam of light three meters long. " The other two were holding objects that looked like weapons. Another witness fled and felt pricklings on his face as he ran. Four photographs of the scene were taken. Traces: a whitish substance and a circle 3 m in diameter where the ground had an ashlike appearance.

• France, La Roulerie: Near Saint Jan d'Angely, two businessmen, Messrs. Estier and Phelippeau, who were driving back from Royan, saw a little man crossing the road in front of their car. Having stopped, they saw the figure disappear into the woods.

• France, La Tessoualle: Andre Chaillou felt pricklings in his hands, "in spite of his gloves, " when a blue disk came close to his motorcycle and his electrical system failed. He was unable to move or articulate a word for several minutes. As soon as the blue light was turned off, he started again and went near the light when it reappeared 200 m away. He saw the object, a cone 5. 5 m in size, rise vertically with a soft whistling, then fly horizontally to the north.

• France, Lavoux: Mr. Barrault was riding his bicycle when he suddenly saw a figure in a diving suit aiming a double beam of light at him. The individual had boots without heels and very bright eyes, walked on the road for one minute and went into the forest. The witness was "paralyzed" throughout the incident. The entity had a hairy chest and two lights, one above the other, in front of him.

• France, Leguevin: Jan Marty, 42, mechanic, was in his shop when he saw a luminous disk about 6. 5 m diameter and 2. 5 m thick, land. He tried to approach it, but the craft rose vertically and silently at an amazing speed.

• France, Le Jou: The Patient family witnessed the landing of a bright object giving off a magnesium like light, a red glow, and a narrow beam of light. It took off again a moment later and followed their car until they reached Fontland. Policemen in Plombieres and

several independent witnesses observed the object as it flew erratically over the area for 60 min.

• France, Le Mans: East of Le Mans on Route N23, Renault employees were going to work when they saw near the road a luminous object on the ground and felt "pricklings and a sort of paralysis." The object emitted a burst of green light and flew away very low over the fields.

• France, Lencouacq: Mrs. Vignolles saw a luminous object come down rapidly, without noise, and land in a field near the church. It took off very fast a few seconds later.

• France, Les Egots: Near Sainte Catherine, a child saw a man emerge from a strange craft. He was "dressed in red, his clothes looked like iron. He walked with his legs stiff, had long hair and a hairy face. His eyes were large, "like those of the cows. "

• France, Les Jonquerets de Livet : A farmer, Gilbert Hee, was gathering pears when he suddenly saw an elongated object with a light at both ends resting in the pasture. He dared not investigate, but he saw cows gathering around the object. A minute later, the lights went out, and the witness lost interest and went home. Two hours later, an 18 year old man named Cheradame fell from his motorcycle as it suddenly failed at the same spot, and alerted neighbors saw the object again. It had moved only slightly and two occupants were seen. They were about 1 m tall, walked in stiff fashion, and had clothes resembling bright armor. They vanished suddenly, and the craft took off without noise.

• France, Les Metairies: Approximate date. At this place situated near Saint Quirin, Mrs. Louis and her sons Marc and Yvon observed an orange craft, 6 m diameter and 3 m high, fly over them as their tractor engine died. The lights also went out, and the battery was found dead after the sighting.

• France, Levroux: At the Bourg du Cerisier, two women (Janiki and Lacotte) independently reported to police that a luminous disk about 3 m in diameter had flown very low over the village.

• France, Lewarde: In Erchin Wood, Casimir Starovski, a miner, met a strange being of small height and bulky figure with large slanted eyes. Its body was covered with fur.

• France, Lezignan: Andre Garcia and Andre Darzais were driving a truck betwem Lagrasse and Villemagne when they saw a luminous object coming slowly to the ground. It measured about 10 m diameter and took off with a burst of light.

• France, Limoges: An object was said to have landed in the yard of Mr. Montagne, a railroad employee.

• France, Linzeux: A shop owner and his employee felt an electric shock as a very bright object flying very low stopped the engine and turned off the lights on their car.

• France, Loctudy: A baker, P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular, about 3 m diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval face covered with hair and eyes "as large as raven eggs" who touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf went away, and the object took off.

• France, Louhans: Mr. Nicolas saw a craft with a dome on top, on the ground between the road and the railroad tracks. Through some openings a strong yellow light shone.

• France, Lugrin: Elise Blanc approached an object looking like an aluminum trailer with two small beings in silvery dress, grunting like pigs, standing close by. The craft took on a fiery color and flew away.

• France, Lusigny Forest: Roger Reveille saw an oval object, 6 m long, at treetop level, and felt intense heat from it. It took off vertically at great speed. Inside the woods, the heat had become intolerable and a cloud of dense smoke was forming under the rain. After 15 min the witness was able to approach the site, and he found the trees, grass, and ground perfectly dry.

• France, Marcilly-sur-Vienne: Georges Gatay and seven construction workers saw a disk at ground level, with a humanoid standing close by. Both vanished in a very strange manner. Physiological effects in all witnesses.

• France, Marignane Airport: Mr. Chesneau, fireman, saw a round luminous object slowly coming down and called the control tower to report it. When he came out again, the object had disappeared.

• France, Mazaye: Mr. Bachelard was driving a light truck on road D52E between Chanat and Couhay when suddenly the engine seemed to slow down and he felt "paralyzed. " He then saw in a field near the road a brown object about 10 m long, 2. 5 m high. Silent, it gave off no light and showed no opening.

• France, Meral: A farmer observed an orange sphere land and went near it. He found it was -shaped like a flattened dome, 5. 5 m in diameter, and gave off a blinding light, which illuminated the countryside for about 200 m. It was transparent, and a dark figure could be seen inside. After remaining at ground level for 10 min it flew north, while a bright cloud slowly fell to the ground at the site. When the witness arrived home he found his clothes covered with a white film of adhesive substance, not unlike paraffin wax.

• France, Mesples: A 14yearold child sought asylum in the farmhouse owned by Mrs. Gentil, crying that he had been chased by a saucer. A disk three times as large as the sun, red and purple, spinning rapidly, was seen descending swiftly toward the ground and then it vanished. Investigation by local police.

• France, Mertrud: A roadmender, Mr. Narcy, saw an object near the road between Voillecomte and La Neuville. In a report to police, he stated he saw a hairy dwarf wearing an orange tight-fitting jacket climb aboard the craft, which consisted of a cigar-shaped section under a flat disk. Between the two sections was a kind of porthole through which the entity entered the object. Traces were found at the spot.

• France, Mezieres: Policemen saw a craft, which took off from the ground. No details were given.

• France, Monchamps: Mr. and Mrs. Laroche, from Paris, saw a fiery sphere landing near Chantonnay.

• France, Montaren: Between Montaren and Serviers, 1 km from "Le Mas Blanc, " Dr. Fabre, Mr. Court, and six others saw an orange oval object oscillating in midair. It was very bright and "fiery, " and it came very low.

• France, Montbazens: A round craft, 4 m diameter, landed in a pasture. It gave off a powerful red light, took off with a formidable acceleration when witnesses (garage owner Mr. Carriere and son; Mr. Gardelle, farmer; Mr. Ginestre, shoemaker; and two others) came close to it. Mr. Gardelle felt "an electric shock. "

• France, Montceau-les-Mines: At Les Chavannes, about 20 people, among them Remy Gaudicourt of Sanvignes, saw a circular, luminous object rise from the vicinity of the railroad tracks. It took off vertically.

• France, Montlucon: : A railroad employee, Mr. Laugere, saw a torpedo-shaped, metallic craft on the ground near a gas/oil tank. An individual covered with hair was standing nearby, emitting sounds that were not understood. The witness went to get his friends, but the thing disappeared in the meantime.

• France, Monteux: R. Margaillan saw an object that had landed in a field. It was hemispherical, about 2.5 m in diameter. The witness gasped for air and felt "paralyzed."

• France, Mourieras: A farmer, Mr. Mazaud was walking home when he was suddenly confronted with a helmeted being of average height who made friendly gestures, then went back into the brush, entered a cigar-shaped object about 4 m long, which took off toward Limoges. A few minutes later witnesses in Limoges reported a disk-shaped, red object leaving a bluish trail. bicycles with a third witness when they saw an orange object, shaped like a honeycomb, on the road ahead of them. A strange "man" wearing a diving suit was standing close to it. When they got within 70 m of it, the object took off very fast.

• France, Moussey: An object was seen on the ground by a schoolboy and his school director. Triangular traces were reported.

• France, Nimes Courbessac Airfield: A yellow, cigar -shaped object with brilliant portholes, 30 m long, 6 m diameter, was seen on the ground. Figures with helmets covering the head could be seen inside. A sort of haze was observed at both ends of the craft.

• France, Oberdorff: A bright light was seen in the east, came to the ground, lost its brightness, remained on the spot about 40 sec. It was the size of a small bus, and there was a figure in front of it. It rose and took on the appearance of a red ball.

• France, Orchamps: A farmer, Mr. Beuc, saw a small pilot enter an object. It glided over the road for 30 m, then rose rapidly.

• France, Quarouble: A metal worker, Marius Dewilde, 34, came out of his house as a dog was barking and saw a dark object on the railroad tracks, then observed two dwarfs walking toward it. When he tried to stop them, he found himself paralyzed as a strong orange light was projected at him.The creatures were under 1 m tall, bulky, and wore dark diving suits. No face or arms were visible. Traces made by an object of estimated weight 30 tons were noted by French Air Force and police on the ballast.

• France, Quend: Less than 3 hrs after case 183, an orange object chased a car for 8 km, then flew away toward the sea. Witness: Georges Galant, a butcher.

• France, Oye Plage: On Route N40, the Mayor's secretary saw for 15 min a bright, cigar-shaped object, flying very low and following the turns of the road at 20 m altitude. Suddenly it turned at a right angle from the road and flew away.

• France, Perpignan: A college student saw a circular object on the ground. Two beings came out of it, then reentered the craft and left. Witness in a state of shock.

• France, Perpignan: Near the swimming pool in Saint-Assiscle, Damien Figueres, 56, was walking with his dogs when a reddish, luminous sphere landed 30 m away and an individual in a diving suit walked around it. The dogs barked at him. He boarded the machine, and it flew away in silence.

• France, Plemet: A. Treussard and a friend were almost blinded by a luminous disk, which landed in a pasture.

• France, Plozevet: The crew of several fishing boats saw a luminous, orange-colored object over the coast, apparently surrounded by dense smoke. Villagers saw the same object and stated independently that it came within 10 m of the ground, then flew away to the southeast.

• France, Poncey-sur-Lignon: Mrs. Fourneret, a house wife, ran away as an orange, circular object 3 m in diameter swung in mid-air and landed near her farm. When Messrs. Girardot and Vincent arrived with rifles, they found that the earth had been "sucked up" over a quadrilateral area. Francois Bouiller confirmed he had seen a luminous object in flight. Extensive investigation by French Air Force and police.

• France, Pons: An egg-shaped object, about 5. 5 m diameter, hovered and landed near the road. Two dwarfs, about 1. 25 m tall, emerged from it, and went back inside almost immediately. The craft took off vertically leaving a red trail.

• France, Pont l'Abbe d'Arnoult: Mr. Meunier, a construction supervisor, was terrified by a strange craft, which rose vertically from the ground. He said he had never been so afraid, even during the war.

• France, Pournoy la Chetive: Four children - Gilbert Calda, 12; Daniel Hirsch, 9; J. P. Hirsch, 5; and Robed Maguin 16 were roller skating when they saw a luminous object near the cemetery. It was round, about 2. 5 m in diameter, standing on three legs. A dwarf, about 1. 2 m tall, dressed in black, having a face covered with hair and large eyes, came out and shone a blinding light at them, and said something in an unknown language. The children ran away, but looked back in time to see the object flying away high in the sky.

• France, Pouzou: Between Serifere and Paille, a man from Cherbonnieres suddenly felt painful pricklings similar to electric shocks and his 4yearold child started crying. They felt increasing pain as the car went on, and suddenly the engine died and the lights went off. They were blinded by a strong red light, which turned orange. It came from an object hovering above the road, and everything returned to normal when it went away.

• France, Premanon: Four children came out of their home as dog barked furiously. They found a large object on the ground and a small being they thought was a "ghost" in the yard. Raymond Romand, 12, threw stones at the intruder.

• France, Quarouble: Second landing here, seen by Marius Dewilde and his 4year old son. A disk, 6 m diameter, about 1 m high, landed again on the tracks. Seven little men emerged and

• France, Raonl'Etage: Forty year old Lazlo Ujvari was suddenly confronted by a man wearing a jacket, boots, and cloth headgear (like a pilot's) who pointed a gun at him and said something he could not understand. When Ujvari spoke to him in Russian, the man answered in the same language, asked whether he was in Spain or Italy, and how far he was from Germany. When he asked the time, Ujvari said: "2:30. " The man took his watch and said "You lie; it's 4:00. " Then he wanted to know how far and in what direction Marseilles was. He made Ujvari walk on the road with him, and they came close to a gray craft with an antenna on top. When he was about 200 m away, he heard a soft whistling sound and saw it fly straight up, then take an oblique trajectory.

• France, Ressons-sur-Matz: Approximate date. A farmer saw a white craft in a field. Flattened grass was later found at the site.

• France, Raonl'Etage: Forty year old Lazlo Ujvari was suddenly confronted by a man wearing a jacket, boots, and cloth headgear (like a pilot's) who pointed a gun at him and said something he could not understand. When Ujvari spoke to him in Russian, the man answered in the same language, asked whether he was in Spain or Italy, and how far he was from Germany. When he asked the time, Ujvari said: "2:30. " The man took his watch and said "You lie; it's 4:00. " Then he wanted to know how far and in what direction Marseilles was. He made Ujvari walk on the road with him, and they came close to a gray craft with an antenna on top. When he was about 200 m away, he heard a soft whistling sound and saw it fly straight up, then take an oblique trajectory.

• France, Ronsenac: A circular craft was seen by Jean Allary between Montmoreau and Villebois-Lavalette. It seemed to be gliding on the ground. It showed luminous spots and became completely illuminated when it took off. It was about 1.20 m high. Grass was found flattened and scorched over an area 7 m across.

• France, Royan: Mr. and Mrs. Labassiere and other witnesses saw two disks in the sky, one orange and the other red, with a sort of luminous "bridge" between them. They landed, and one dwarf came out of each craft and went into the other without any sign. After this exchange of pilots both objects flew away with a tremendous flash.

• France, Saillat sur Vienne: Roger Gayout and family saw a very bright object come very close to the ground.

• France, Saint Ambroix: Several witnesses saw seven small beings flee into a phosphorescent object when they were approached. It took off immediately. It is claimed that "unknown seeds" were found at the site.

• France, Saint Cyrsur Mer: Leon B., a city council member, saw a circular, orange craft take off from the ground.

• France, St. Etienne-sous-Barbuise: Marcel Guyot was coming from work near this village, and his son Jacques followed the same road 10 min later. Both saw, at a railroad crossing, three objects on the ground that gave a bright white light. One was circular, the others cigar-shaped.

• France, Saint Germain de Livet: A math professor, Mr. Bon, observed a silvery disk about 7 m in diameter rise silently from a point about 250 m to the side of the road. Spinning, it dived to the ground from an altitude of about 800 m, then flew off horizontally at a dizzying speed.

• France, Saint Germain du Bois: Mr. Lonjarret observed a luminous orange object on the ground near a corn field.

• France, Saint Hilaire des Loges: Mrs. Boeuf was coming out of her farmhouse when she saw a luminous disk in the sky and called her family. When everyone saw the object come closer, they locked all doors and spent a sleepless night. They did not observe the object's departure.

• France, Saint-Jean-d'Asse: On Route N138, a truck driver, Mr. Tremblay, saw an intense, blue light coming toward him. The object producing it was cigar-shaped, red and blue. Engine and headlights died.

• France, Sainte Marie d'Herblay: Gilbert Lelay, 13, saw a phosphorescent cigar in a pasture and a man near it, wearing a gray suit, boots, and a gray hat. He held a flashing sphere and told Gilbert in French not to touch it. He went back inside the craft, which flew in loops and vanished.

• France, Saint Nicolas de Redon: At "La Butte Rouge" two railroad engineers, Bernard and Potraux, who were bringing a locomotive from Nantes to Auray, saw a dark object take off with a purple glow and follow them for 15 sec before veering off. Potraux had to see a doctor.

• France, Saint Pierre Halte: A baker saw a brilliant yellow craft descend rapidly and land on the railroad tracks. It was -shaped like a mushroom, about 4 m diameter, 2 m high.

• France, Saint Point Lake: Miss Bourriot saw a bright red light on Route N437 near the old factory. Near it were three beings: two, dwarfs, crossed the road ahead of her; the third was a man of medium size. The craft took off, flying over the lake at high speed.

• France, Saint Romain: Mr. B. saw a circular craft -shaped like an upside down plate. At the same time, the engine on his motorcycle stalled. In the same area an engineer saw a luminous object coming down rapidly.

• France, Saint Valery: Several unknown objects maneuvered for 2 hrs near this village. One of them was very brilliant and landed in a pasture. Two others were seen near the cliff in Mers, and seemed to be in communication by means of light signals with objects in another group.

• France, Sassier: Messrs. Gallois and Vigneron who were driving from Clamecy to Corbigny felt an "electric shock" as the car headlights died. They then saw a craft in a pasture 50 m away. It was cylindrical, fairly thick, and three dwarfs were standing close by. No light was seen, except a small, reddish point. Both witnesses were "paralyzed" until the craft left. A third witness, Mr. Chaumeau, had seen a lighted object fly over the woods at La Carie.

• France, Soubran: Several local people saw a luminous, spherical object land in a pasture.

• France, Taupignac: Three men driving near Taupignac got out of their car to observe an intense red sphere in the sky. Then they discovered a round machine with a dome, 6 m diameter, giving off a yellow-red light, 200 m away at 10 m altitude. It was motionless and silent. It suddenly moved horizontally for a short distance and landed behind a woods. Two witnesses went closer and saw four dwarfs, 1 m tall, who seemed busy with the machine. The creatures rushed inside when the witnesses arrived within 15 m. The witnesses was blinded by a sudden burst of light blue, then orange, then red, and the object took off vertically at fantastic speed.

• France, Thieulloy la Villeand Beauvais: Mr. Covemacker saw an object fly over his car as the headlights died. It went on toward the north, seemingly following a train.

• France, Thin le Moutiers: An object landed about 30 m away from a woman, who fainted. The witness suffered from a skin disease following the incident.

• France, Tregon: Several people noticed an object hovering near a hilltop. They drove to the site, but it flew away. What seems to be the same object was seen at Megrit, 25 km to the southwest, hovering over a farm. It was described as metallic, flat, emitting light

• France, Turquenstein: Mr. Schoubrenner, 25, a truck driver, saw a bright light in the distance and soon found his road blocked by a strange object. The engine died, and he felt paralyzed: "My hands were as though glued to the wheel. " The craft looked like an inverted cone, the lower part phosphorescent, the middle dull, the top luminous with a yellow or orange point.

• France, Varennes: Approximate date. A strange object hovered low over the house of Mr. Lucas and left straight up.

• France, Varigney: Several witnesses, among them Mr. Beuclair a policeman, saw a bright red dome-shaped object descend to ground level 20 m away. The underside showed red and white lights.

• France, Vielmur: Roger Ramond, a night watchman saw a great light and noticed an oval object which landed 300 m away. It looked like a fiery orange ball, illuminated the vinyard for nearly 3 hrs, then assumed a vertical position, rose slowly, hovered 30 m above ground for a few seconds, and took off at fantastic speed.

• France, Villers-le-Lac: Two women (Mrs. Salabrino and her daughter) saw a whitish light in the western sky. It seemed slowly to come toward the ground, and was later seen between the railroad station and the bridge 100 m away from their house. When it moved, a very bright light was visible under its dark mass. It gave off a flow of sparks and rose, hovered for a moment and flew away rapidly.

• France, Villers-le-Tilleul: Ten-year-old Bertiaux saw an object "like a tent" and an unknown man near it.

• France, Voussac: In the Vacheresse Forest, reliable persons reported seeing a luminous sphere land at the edge of the forest and become dark. The next morning, investigation disclosed that an area 4 or 5 m in diameter had no leaves, while the ground elsewhere was covered with them. The earth seemed to have been dug up.

• France, Vron: Between Rue and Quend on Road D27, Rene Coudette and B. Devoisin were riding

• Germany, Dorf Gull: Ernst Jung and his wife saw an intense red, luminous object descending toward them at great speed. It hovered 5 m above ground when they stopped their motorcycle. It was cigar-shaped, 5 m long, 2 m wide. They saw it turn off its lights and fly toward the forest. Other people in a bus saw the same thing.

• Germany, Rinkerode: Willi Hoge, a projectionist, saw four occupants of an object that had come to ground level 70 m from the road. He was returning home when he observed a blue light and thought an airplane had made an emergency landing. The object was cigar-shaped, and four men wearing rubber coveralls were working under it. They were about 1. 2m tall and had very large chests and oversized heads; their legs were short and thin.

• India, Bihar: A UFO sighting occurred on September 15, at Manbhum, in Bihar state. Ijapada Chatterjee was managing the mica mine outside Manbhum when he heard the miners shouting. Rushing outdoors, Chatterjee watched a saucer-shaped object descend to an altitude of about 500 feet. The UFO hovered, then soared upwards at terrific speed, causing a tremendous gust of wind. The object was seen over a mine which has supplied beryllium for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission."

• India, Dhubri: A woman reported to police she had seen a luminous disk leaving a long trail. It landed in a field, then took off again.

• Iran, Mahallat: Approximate date. Many farmers observed the landing of a "marvelous luminous object, " hemispherical in shape, emitting multicolored beams. The central part appeared to be metallic. The object shot straight up suddenly and vanished while the crowd watched.

• Iran, Shamsabad: A man coming out of his house saw a luminous object resembling a bright star. Coming near, he observed it was an object 5 m long, near which a "short young man" was standing on a circular piece of metal, laughing at the witness's terrified expression. The witness was 20 m away when the craft took off at unbelievable speed.

• Iran, Teheran: Ghaseme Fili, of Amireah Street, was on the second floor of his house when he saw a luminous, white flying object stop in mid-air 2O m away. lights were shining from the rear and the sides of the craft, inside which could be seen a small man dressed in black, wearing a mask with a trunk like an elephant. "I was standing with both hands on the bar of my balcony, looking with astonishment at this strange object, when I suddenly felt as though I were being drawn up toward the object by a magnet." Mr. Fili cried out in terror and woke up his neighbors. The object shot straight up, emitting sparks, and it was lost to sight almost immediately.

• Italy, Boaria: A farmer leading cows to a pond suddenly saw an object fly over his house. The cows panicked and ran away, throwing a girl to the ground, while the object emitted a burst of light. The witness ran to the house and fainted; three other persons saw the craft depart. Dark, surrounded by short blue and yellow flames, the object was egg-shaped, flew 15 m above the ground, and emitted intense heat. The little pond was found desiccated, and haystacks caught fire as it flew over, while the cattle suffered burns.

• Italy, Calcerosa: Two 12 yearold boys, G. Marziano and P. Santucci, suddenly saw three figures who, as soon as they were discovered, entered a small spherical craft concealed 10 m away behind some bushes. The beings were small, about 35 cm tall, had very large heads and lead gray skin. The craft had two sharp pointed propellers in front, which started spinning. The craft took off suddenly with a hissing sound.

• Italy, Cape Massulo: On Capri, an artist Raffael Castelle, saw a disk 5 m in diameter land on the property of Curzio Malaparte. Upon approaching it, he discovered it was not a helicopter and saw four dwarfs wearing coveralls emerge from it. After 30 min the craft made a soft whirring sound and rose vertically, leaving blue sparks.

• Italy, Caselledi Nogara: For several minutes a waiter saw a circular object stationary in a pasture 50m away. It was blue with symmetrical openings, from which a bright red light was emitted. The witness got a rifle and fired twice at the very tall figure who came out of the turret on the craft. Immediately a very strong wind was felt, and the craft took off amidst a reddish glow.

• Italy, Ciolica Alta: A young man named Fabrizio Bruni heard a strange hissing sound and saw an object in a field. It was stationary, 1 m above the ground, seemed transparent and emitted a blinding glare. The witness fell on the ground "because of his strong emotions" at the sight. The object took off vertically and suddenly, leaving a trail. Very white, glistening threads were found on the ground.

• Italy, Cremona: Two students, Pietro Alberini and Pericle Sacchi, who were hunting, saw a dwarf 1 m tall with a "rubber" head and a flexible tube connecting his face to a cylindrical container on his back. When they came close to it, the being wrapped itself in a bluish cloud. The witnesses ran away.

• Italy, Fabriano: Two men saw a disk-shaped object, 6 m diameter, hovering and emitting small violet flashes. On top of it was a very high antenna. Two small robotlike beings, 1. 2 m tall, descended from it on a long ladder. Their eyes were "sharp" and dark red. They said something that sounded like "Dbanoda skigyay o dbano, " went back aboard their craft, and flew away.

• Italy, Forli: A strange beam of red light, apparently from some flying source, was reported sweeping the countryside. As it illuminated two tractors, one oft hem stalled, but the other, a diesel, continued. The beam was seen for about one hour by a large number of persons.

• Italy, Gorizia: Italy, Filippo Corridoni saw a half empty balloon at ground level near the Isonzo River. Near it, a disk 10 m in diameter was resting on a strange frame. The upper part was white with a black dome-like turret, around which was a series of portholes, some illuminated with a very bright, bluish-white light, which suddenly went out as the object took off spinning and rising vertically, pulling the balloon with it.

• Italy, Grosseto: Near Grosseto, Ermellina Lanzillo, who was looking for her cat, saw from her window a strange entity standing in the garden. The being appeared fat and had narrow shoulders, ape-like eyes, and a head like a diving helmet. Paralyzed with terror, she regained self-control when called by her niece and withdrew from the window.

• Italy, Isola: Amerigo Lorenzini, a farmer, saw a bright, cigar-shaped craft land near him and took cover. Out of it came three dwarfs dressed in metallic diving suits. They centered their attention on rabbits in a cage while speaking among themselves in an unknown language. Thinking they were going to steal the animals, the farmer aimed a rifle at the intruders, but it failed to fire and the witness suddenly felt so weak that he had to drop the gun. The dwarfs took the rabbits, and their craft departed, leaving a bright trail.

• Italy, Livorno: Bruno Senesi saw two shining objects emitting smoke land in a field. Out of them came small, red, monstrous beings who chased him. In a state of great excitement Senesi was brought to a hospital, where he tried to hide under a bed, screaming and trembling in terror.

• Italy, Luino: An ovoid object made a pass over a range of trees; two caught fire.

• Italy, Melito: A young man walking in a field heard a rustling noise and saw a strange craft land nearby. Getting closer to investigate, he saw a pilot with a diving suit coming out of the craft, which emitted bronze-green rays of light, flooding the whole countryside. The witness was paralyzed. A dog barking about 100 m away caused the rapid escape of the pilot into the craft, which took off.

• Italy, Monza: A crowd of about 150 people, destroying barriers to come closer, gathered to observe a luminous craft landed in a stadium. The object rested on three legs and had a dome emitting a blinding white light and supporting an antenna. Two small figures dressed in white and gray, wearing transparent helmets, were seen. They spoke with guttural sounds. One of them had a black face with sort of trunk. When a man sicced a boxer dog onto the dwarfs, the animal turned around and bit him. The object rose with a shrill sound and vanished rapidly. Probable fabrication according to Italian researchers on P1947 list.

• Italy, Muro Lucano: Italy, Two objects were seen by hunters. One touched the ground 50 m away. It was rhomboid, and from the bottom a cylinder was hanging. A peculiar sound could be heard. The object shifted its position and the cylinder hit trees, bouncing three times. Then the craft gained altitude and flew away, leaving a bluish trail.

• Italy, Northern Italy: Ulderico Cardinali saw a disk-shaped craft among the reeds of a swamp. It was 2 m in diameter, and near it was a small being, 1. 40 m tall, clad in yellowish-brown coveralls. This creature went inside the machine, which took off at very high speed, touching the tops of the reeds.

• Italy, Panavicino d'Erba: Renzo Pugina, 37, had just put his car in the garage when he saw a strange being covered with a "scaly" luminous suit, about 1. 3m tall, standing near a tree. The creature aimed the beam from a sort of flashlight at him, and he felt paralyzed, until a motion he made when clenching his fist on the garage keys seemed to free him. He attacked the intruder, who rose and fled with a soft whirring sound. An oily spot was found at the site.

• Italy, Podi Gnocca: Farmers saw a disk-shaped object land, then take off vertically. At the site was found a deep crater about 6 m in diameter. Poplar trees were partially burned.

• Italy, Poggio d'Ambra: A 40yearold lady going to a cemetery suddenly observed an object, -shaped like two cones with a common base, resting on a grassy space. Two small seats were visible inside the lower cone. From behind the object appeared two dwarfs, 1 m tall, wearing gray coveralls and reddish helmets. Speaking words she could not understand, and with smiles that showed fine white teeth, they took a pot of flowers from the witness and flew away.

• Italy, Quasso: Two objects were seen, one of which made a pass at treetop level. It was top-shaped, and a small, gesticulating human figure was seen under it. The witness was a bus driver, Mr. De Rossi.

• Italy, Roverbello: A fisherman met with a red-clad being who spoke an unknown language. No details.

• Italy, San Giovanni Vesuviano: Two persons in a car saw an object resting by the side of the road. They stopped and walked toward the craft, 2 m diameter, which suddenly changed its clear light into a red glow and took off.

• Italy, Siena: Several people saw a landed object in a meadow. It appeared phosphorescent and of large size. It took off very suddenly.

• Libya, Tripoli: A farmer saw a flying craft descend to ground level about 50 m away, with a sound like that of a compressor. It was an egg-shaped machine with six wheels and complex machinery. The top half was transparent, flooded with bright white light. Aboard were six men in yellowish coveralls, having human faces and masks. When he touched part of the craft, the witness felt a strong electric shock. One of the occupants motioned for him to stay away. Forthe next 20 min, the witness was able to observe the six men, apparently busy with instruments. Reliable investigations were made.

• Morocco, Casablanca: A small gray disk flew over a car at very high speed, followed by cold air currents. This was reported by Mr. Guitta of Casablana.

• Morocco, Mamora Forest: A French engineer driving to Port Lyautey saw a dwarf about 1. 2 m in height enter an object which soon took off. The little man was wearing silver coveralls.

• Morocco, Oued Beth: Maroc Presse reported that one of its employees, Mr. E. , driver of a delivery truck, "a man of sane judgement and excellent eyesight, "observed an object flying over the Beth River. "I am positive it was not an aircraft or any known machine but a circular, flat craft which had the appearance of copper. It flew normally for some time, then it suddenly flipped over. Therefore, I was able to see the whole disk and was amazed when it came down into a field where it landed on edge, very gently. Almost immediately it rose into the sky at great speed, resumed its horizontal position and was soon lost to sight. "

• Norway, Oslo: Near this city, two men were chased by an object and stopped their car to observe it. After the sighting, a watch stopped working and the paint on the car allegedly changed color.

• Portugal, Almaseda: Cesar Cardoso and three others saw two individuals, 2.5 m tall, dressed in shiny clothes, emerge from a landed craft and gather flowers, shrubs, and twigs in a shiny box, then take off. They seemed to be inviting the witnesses aboard, but their language was not understood.

• Portugal, O Alvito: A hunter, Manuel Madeira, saw an object, which flew away as he approached it, rose in the sky, and was lost to sight.

• Sardinia, Monte Ortobene: A motorcyclist saw a disk-shaped machine land near the road. He tried to turn too sharply and fell 50 m away. A taxi driver stopped to observe the object, which gave off a soft whirring sound and soon took off. Farmers on the other side of the mountain saw it fly away. The disk, about 15 m in diameter, was made of a silvery, rough metal. It supported a dome and showed several portholes.

• Spain, La Coruna: Gonzalo Rubinos Ramos, whose car had broken down, saw a large, shining disk rise 150m away with a slight noise like an explosion and flyaway at fantastic speed.

• Spain, Zuaga: Twelve workers saw what they described as a square machine, with a side of 10 m, land and take off at great speed, flying toward the south.

• Tunisia, Souk-el-Khemis: Many workers in the fields 12 km south of the town saw an object apparently made of transparent plastic fly over the houses, stop on edge, and swing like a pendulum a few meters above the ground. It made several erratic jumps, then resumed its horizontal position and flew away.

• USA, California, San Nicholas Island: American military personnel saw a cigar-shaped object of a gray color coming to the ground. Smoke was seen to rise where it landed, but a search yielded no results.

• USA, Kansas, Coldwater: John J. Swain, 12, was driving a tractor back from the fields when he saw a small man no bigger than a 5-year-old child a few meters away from him. He had a long nose and long ears and seemed to "fly" when he moved toward a saucer-shaped craft hovering less than 2 m above ground. It "opened up" and the creature "popped inside." The craft became luminous and went out of sight. Strange traces were found by police. The creature was dressed in shiny clothes, and his shoes seemed to have "fins." He carried two

• USA, Michigan, Dearborn: While driving to work, Lawrence Cardenas, 41, a laundry employee, saw 15 strange men wearing dark green uniforms to his right. They had cylinders on their shoulders, tight-fitting skull caps with pointed peaks in front, and heavy goggles. They were of medium height, and a taller man seemed to be giving them instructions. About 80 m away was a craft 4 m high with colored lights flickering on and off. The witness did not wait.

• USA, New Mexico, Cannon Air Force Base: Two persons witnessed the landing of a lens-shaped object the size of a house. It came to the ground near the railroad tracks, kicking up a small sand storm in the desert. One witness first decided to approach it, then ran away in fear.

• USA, New York, Peakskill: Mr. and Mrs. Forster stated they saw a craft on the ground, with a woman close by. She was wearing luminous clothing, a sort of hood, and thick glasses and held a tube in one hand and a box in the other. Mrs. Forster had to be taken to the hospital in a state of shock.

• Venezuela, Chico: Having seen a bright object land near the Trans-Andean Highway, two young men approached it, found it was -shaped like two bowls glued together, about 3 m diameter. The underside was a source of fiery light. Four small beings emerged and attacked them, in an apparent kidnapping attempt. The dwarfs were extremely strong, their bodies covered with hair. They fled into the machine, and it took off.

• Venezuela, Caracas: G. Gonzales and Jose Ponce, truck drivers, found their road blocked by a luminous sphere over 3 m diameter, hovering 2 m above ground. A small creature with claws and glowing eyes came toward them. Gonzales grabbed it, found it strangely light (less than 20 kg), and observed its body was very hard and covered with fur. But the creature pushed him back, while two other dwarfs emerged from the bushes and leaped into the sphere, carrying stones and other samples. Gonzales was blinded by a light from the craft and the strange beings flew away

• Venezuela, Floresta: A doctor from Caracas who was driving with his father near this town stopped his car as two little men were running into the bushes. Soon thereafter, a luminous disk rose from the side of the road with a sizzling sound and flew away.

• Venezuela, Guanare: Early in December, the director of Barquisimeto College was chased by a luminous disk as he was driving near Guanare. He fired at the object with his revolver, without effect. He stopped another car in which a lawyer and two policemen were travelling. All four saw the machine fly away.

• Venezuela, San Carlos: Three young men saw a dwarf, who attacked one of them, Jesus Paz, before fleeing into a disk-shaped machine, which flew off immediately. It was flat and shiny and had been hovering 1 m above ground.

• Venezuela, Valencia: Jose Parra, an 18yearold jockey, saw six small creatures loading stones into a disk-shaped machine hovering about 3 m above ground. He tried to run away but was paralyzed by a violet beam aimed at him by one of the creatures. All the creatures entered the craft, and it took off.

• Venezuela, Valencia: An employee of the Barbula sanatorium saw an object on the ground but did not report it. Three hours later, another employee saw the craft. It was luminous and took off soon afterward.

• H. Percy Wilkins, an astronomer saw two silvery objects "like polished metal plates" moving against the wind on June 11.

• Marcos Guerci, a meteorologist, saw two luminous objects; one apparently semicircular, other circular On November 25.

1954 Project Blue Book Unknowns

• Azores Sept. 21, 1954; Santa Maria, Azores Islands. 9:45 p.m. Witness: airport guard. One 10’x5’ light metallic blue, pecan-shaped object with a clear glass or plastic nose having a door, and with poles or aerials on the nose. Humming or whining, it hovered, landed vertically, 50’ away. A blond man, 5’ 10” tall appeared, spoke in a strange language, patted the guard on the shoulder, got in the object, hooked up his harness, pushed a button, took off with the object’s nose pointed up, then levelled off and climbed vertically. Sighting lasted 2-3 minutes.

• Azores Oct. 29, 1954; Terciera Islands, Azores. 9 p.m. Witnesses: four Portuguese nationals. One object, shaped like a stovepipe with a center bulge and short wings (10’ long, 3’ in diameter, 3’ wings) having concave wingtips, and grey colored. Made a gargling sound when hovering, then disappeared in the glare of airplane landing lights. Sighting lasted 4-5 minutes.

• French Morocco March 5, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 8 p.m. Witnesses: crews of USAF KC-97 aerial tanker planes. One object or light made passes at KC-97s, the other flew straight and level. Sighting duration unknown.

• French Morocco March 12, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 9:35 a.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt. Robert Johnson, flying an F-86 jet fighter. He chased an object at more than 530 m.p.h. for 30 seconds, but was unable to catch it. It appeared to be the size of a fighter plane but had neither tanks nor trails.

• French Morocco Oct. 13, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 10:05 a.m. Witness: weather observer, following a balloon with his theodolite. One round, flat, silver object flew straight and level for 30 seconds.

• Greenland Aug. 29, 1954; Prince Christian, Greenland. 11:05 a.m. Witnesses: lst Officer H.G. Gardner, engineer J.V.D. Whitisy, flying Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 (PH-DBZ). Three or four dark, lens-shaped objects veered north and changed position in formation during the 10 minute sighting.

• Japan Sept. 18, 1954; Kimpo Air Base, Japan. 5:55 a.m. Witnesses: two control tower operators, a weather forecaster and a weather observer. One round object, like polished aluminum, flew straight and level for 11-13 minutes.

• Japan Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan. 5:32 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilots Lt. Col. O.C. Cook and Lt. J.W. Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars. One brilliant white, round-oval object climbed in front of clouds, brightened, turned 90 to the north. Seen for 45 seconds.

• Iceland Aug. 24, 1954; Egilstadir, Iceland. 8:30 p.m. Witness: one unnamed farmer. A cylinder, 2-2.5’ long, 4-5’ in diameter, made a loud whizzing sound, flew straight and level fast, then slow, then fell into sandbar.

• Okinawa Aug. 11, 1954; Yoron Jima, near Okinawa. 8:55 p.m. Witness: P.L. Percharde, electrical engineer and assistant manager of Moeller Shipwrecker Co., of Okinawa. A line of blue lights, underneath. a blue circle with a black center. Flew over ship and climbed, illuminating and agitating the clouds.

• Phillipine Islands Nov. 28, 1954; Manilla, Phillipine Islands. 10:50 a.m. Witness: one anonymous medical doctor. One flat-bottomed, domed object (65-70’ across, 18-20’ high), bright orange with yellow discs attached and an exhaust trail. Flew north, stopped, reversed its course during 4 minute sighting.

• South Africa Dec. 7, 1954; Cape Province, South Africa. 1:15 p.m. Witness: weather officer, using a theodolite. One white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome flew from west to east, then turned north. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.

• USA, California Sept. 21, 1954; Barstow, California. 1 a.m. Witnesses: two local policemen, four U.S. Marine Corps police, one highway patrolman. One red-orange ball giving off sparks, and a smaller light, made a zigzag descent and then hovered. Total of 20 minutes.

• USA, California May 10, 1954; Elsinore, California. 12:40 p.m. Witness: U.S. Marine Corps Squadron Leader D.R. Higgin, flying an F3D-2 jet fighter. One dark gunmetal delta-shaped object, 22’ long and 10’ wide, with a fin on the top, descended at a 25-30’ angle under the lead airplane of a formation, and over the airplane of Higgin. Sighting lasted a few seconds.

• USA, California July 30, 1954; Los Angeles, California. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Hughes Aircraft test pilots Englert and Peterson, flying a B-25 bomber. One metallic, pencil-shaped object flew slowly or hovered for an unstated length of time.

• USA, Florida June 22, 1954; Miami Beach, Florida. 9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. E. Buchser and Maj. J.V. Wilkins. One meteor-like object descended, stopped, and became extremely bright. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.

• USA, Georgia April 26, 1954; Athens, Georgia. 7:35 p.m. Witnesses: C. Cartey, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hopkins and their daughter. Fifteen to twenty yellow objects in a V-formation, flew from south to north for 10 seconds.

• USA, Indiana May 22, 1954; LaPorte, Indiana. 9:15 p.m. Witnesses: highway engineer R.W. Dring, engineer Geert Tibma. One bright light made a shallow climb for 45 seconds.

• USA, Illinois April 8, 1954; Chicago, Illinois. 4:30 p.m. Witness: Lelah Stoker. One white round-topped disc, with a humanoid suspended beneath it, skimmed over the water, landed, and an occupant in a green suit walked around. It then took off very, very fast. Sighting lasted 30 minutes.

• USA, Maine Nov. 15, 1954; Augusta, Maine. 44 p.m. Witness: N. Gallant, manager of radio station WFAV. Ten gold, circular objects flew in vertical V-formation, straight and level for 3 minutes.

• USA, Maine April 24, 1954; Hartland, Maine. 6:10 p.m. Witness: D. Robinson. One large, silver, oblong object with a dome and a flashing light flew straight and level and then straight up. Total of 15 minutes under observation.

• USA, Maine April 23, 1954; Pittsfield, Maine. 9:30 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Robinson. One silver dollar-shaped object with a dome and a flashing light made a sound like a swarm of bees. It hovered and tilted, flew horizontally, then rose vertically without tilting. Stones underneath it moved. Four minute sighting.

• USA, Maine Jan. 28, 1954; Rangeley, Maine. 110-10:15 a.m. Witness: Wilhelm Reich. Two bright lights moved into valley, and were seen against the mountain background, for 15 minutes.

• USA, Massachusetts June 24, 1954; Danvers, Massachusetts. 12:45 p.m. Witness: R.B. Tomer, director of commercial engineering for CBS-Hytron. One white, elliptical-shaped object covered 45^ of sky in 30 seconds.

• USA, Massachusetts Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester, Massachusetts. 1 p.m. Witness: E.A. Srazdes. Seven large, white, teardrop-shaped objects turned blue. Flew in line formation and increased speed during the 2 minute sighting.

• USA, Massachusetts Feb. 26, 1954; Newburyport, Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Witnesses: architect R.M. Pierce, marine engineer George Avery and one other person. One silver disc, with a white trail, made a loud roar for 30-60 seconds.

• USA, Minnesota June 1, 1954; from 400 miles south to Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9 p.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF B-47 jet bomber at 34,000’ altitude. One object with running lights flew at 24-44,000’ altitude for 1 hour.

• USA, Mississippi Dec. 3, 1954; Gulfport, Mississippi 12:12 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Mellen. One translucent grey, round, flat object rotated on its vertical axis at high r.p.m. for 30 seconds.

• USA, Missouri Sept. 4, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 3 a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications specialist. Twenty-thirty lights, as if on a string, flew straight and level for 1.5 minutes.

• USA, Missouri Sept. 5, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 12:23 a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications specialist. One silver or white object with a slightly swept-back leading edge and a following exhaust, flew straight and level, then veered southwest to south after 30 seconds.

• USA, Missouri Sept. 22, 1954; Marshfield, Missouri. 9 a.m. Witnesses: private pilot J.N. Williams, E.J. Ash. A thin, translucent tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object revolved, then tumbled down behind some trees. Marks were found in the dirt. Sighting lasted 15 minutes.

• USA, Missouri July 18, 1954; Normandy, Missouri. 8:40 p.m. Witness: A.T. Chamblin. One greenish-white disc was seen for 30 minutes. July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island, on U.S.-Canadian border in western Lake Erie. 7:12 p.m. Witness: attorney L.B.

• USA, New Hampshire May 31, 1954; Concord, New Hampshire. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Mrs. L.K. Stevens. One very white, elongated object flew very, very fast, and then blinked out after 8-10 seconds.

• USA, Ohio June 25, 1954; Indian Lake, Ohio. 5:05 p.m. Witnesses: experienced private pilot John Mark, flying Navion lightplane; radar at Dayton, Ohio airport, tracked very fast target at same location. One silver or aluminum round object with a flat bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on top, and a diameter of about 60’. Flew horizontally, hovered, made a high-G pull up and then a steep climb into an overcast. Sighting lasted 3-5 minutes.

• USA, Ohio Aug. 2, 1954; Westlake, Ohio. 5:17 p.m. Witness: ex-AAF B-17 gunner (19 missions) N.E. Schroeder. One thin, bright ellipse, like polished metal, hovered for 5-8 seconds, dropped down 3,000’ in 3 seconds, hovered again and faded out after a total of 20 seconds in view.

• USA, Ohio Aug. 2, 1954; Westlake, Ohio. 5:17 p.m. Witness: ex-AAF B-17 gunner (19 missions) N.E. Schroeder. One thin, bright ellipse, like polished metal, hovered for 5-8 seconds, dropped down 3,000’ in 3 seconds, hovered again and faded out after a total of 20 seconds in view.

• USA, Oklahoma Oct. 15, 16 and 17, 1954; Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 8:45 p.m. Fifty objects with illuminated bottoms were seen flying in a V-formation, very fast, on successive nights. Only data is on summary card.

• USA, Oregon Nov. 19, 1954; Corvallis, Oregon. 4:15 p.m. Witness: P.J. Gunn, assistant professor of art at Oregon State University and ex-U.S. Navy aviation cadet. One bright white light hovered 8.5-9 minutes, then crossed 20 of sky in 3-3.5 minutes.

• USA, Pennsylvania March 2, 1954; vicinity of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 10 p.m. Witness: research engineer R.C. Swengel. Three objects, each with two lights, flew straight and level at medium speed for an unknown length of time.

• USA, Tennessee Sept. 23, 1954; Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 9:45 a.m. Witness: Dave Owenby. Two bright silver, wheel-shaped objects flew from north to south in trail for 2 minutes.

• USA, Texas June 10, 1954; Estacado, Texas. 9:09 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Capt. Bill McDonald, in flight. One white light descended at 45^ from great altitude, passed under his aircraft, made two 360’ turns and went out after 30 seconds.

• USA, Texas Aug 6, 1954; San Antonio, Texas. 6 p.m. Witness: mechanical engineer L.H. Hormer. One intensely white elliptical light changed to yellow, then orange, then pink, four or five times while flying straight and level for 5 minutes.

• USA, Texas Aug. 15, 1954; San Marcos, Texas. 10:20 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Maj. W.J. Davis, Capt. R.D. Sauers, flying a C-47 transport plane. One dark blue oblong object paced the C-47, veered away, then crossed in front of it. Five minute sighting.

• USA, Texas June 8, 1954; Texarkana, Texas. 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. (file not clear). Witness: L.T. Prewitt, employee of Red River Arsenal. One golden yellow light flew over his house, making a “shhh” or buzzing sound for 2 minutes. 9:09 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot

• USA, Virginia Aug. 26, 1954; Danville, Virginia. 6:15 a.m. Witness: Rev. W.L. Shelton. Two domed ellipses, 20’ long, 8’ thick, 10’ at ends; glowing silver or orange. Hovered, then climbed side-by-side while getting brighter. Observed for 2 minutes.

• USA, Washington, D.C. May 11, 1954; Washington, D.C. 10:45 p.m. Witnesses: three USAF.air policemen at Washington National Airport. Two bright lights were seen on three occasions to fly straight and level, make 90* turns and fade. Each sighting lasted about 45 seconds.

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