Location: Coast of Delaware
Summary: The English ship “Mohican,” piloted by Capt. Urghart, was going to Philadelphia when it was surrounded by a thick, luminous cloud which “magnetized” everything on board. The compass was observed to swing wildly. When seamen tried to move some chains on the bridge, they found that they were glued to the metal floor. Suddenly the cloud rose and was seen above the sea for some time.
Source: Magonia #34, 197
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Time: After 1300
Summary: A The English ship “Mohican,” piloted by Capt. Urghart, was going to Philadelphia when it was surrounded by a thick, luminous cloud which “magnetized” everything on board. The compass was observed to swing wildly. When seamen tried to move some chains on the bridge, they found that they were glued to the metal floor. Suddenly the cloud rose and was seen above the sea for some time.
Source: Hobana, Ion
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Summary: A spherical black UFO with a brilliant spotlight hovers and flies over. Seen by John E, Flynn, Philip S. Prophett and others.
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Summary: Between 7:00 and 9:00 pm on this and the following night, a reddish cigar-shaped object ‘two or three times as bright as Jupiter’ flew over Kent, Washington; the same week, colored lights and a rocket were seen ‘at high altitudes’. Some newspapers proposed that a Japanese spy device was involved.
Date: June 27 1908
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Summary: Many reported sightings of an ‘airship’ – ‘an object with lights and wings’ – were made in the skies over Denmark. Some commentators claimed that the object had been launched by British warships which were known to have been on exercise at the time in the North Sea.
Source: Delaire, J. Bernard
Date: July 11 1908
Location: Sikhote Mountains near Vladivostok, Russia
Summary: The rain stopped, the temperature of the air remained low and the mist appeared over the water. It was then that I saw the mark on the path that was very similar to a man’s footprint. My dog Alpha bristled up, snarled, and then something rushed about nearby trampling among the bushes. However, it didn’t go away, but stopped nearby, standing stock-still. We had been standing like that for some minutes…. Then I stooped, picked up a stone and threw it towards the unknown animal. Then something happened that was quite unexpected: I heard the beating of wings. Something large and dark emerged from the fog and flew over the river. A moment later it disappeared in the dense mist. My dog, badly frightened, pressed itself to my feet. After supper I told the Udehe-men about this incident. They broke into a vivid story about a man who could fly in the air. Hunters often saw his tracks, tracks that appeared suddenly and vanished suddenly, in such a way that they could only be possible if the “man” alighted on the ground, then took off again into the air.
Source: Russian writer V. K. Arsenyev; Fort, Charles. “The Books of Charles Fort” New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1941
Date: October 1908
Location: North Sea
Summary: In 1909 a report states that the skipper of the Suffolk based fishing smack Superb. J.H. Stockman, told of how in October, when fishing in the North Sea 30 to 40 miles off Lowestoft he had seen what at first appeared to be, “A large star rising out of the water” which then began approaching his ship. After calling one of his crew, Stockman decided to signal to the “airship” with a red flare, and to his surprise he was immediately answered by a red flare from above his ship. He then showed a white flare, and received a blue flare in response. The “airship” appeared to be sausage shaped, and carried a single light and after quite some time it eventually disappeared out to sea.
Date: October 24 1908
Location: Ware, Massachusetts
Summary: Close encounter with a craft and its occupants. One object was observed by a male witness at an electric plant (Foster).
Source: Webb, David