Summary: Norwegian fishermen working nets north of Svalbard, Island see a “dark Zeppelin” moving quickly over the Arctic pack ice, heading for the North Pole.
Location: Ballinasloe, Ireland
Summary: A bright object was seen hovering in the sky. It was visible for fifteen minutes before traveling to the northwest. It was then observed to hover for a further forty-five minutes. It eventually vanished for good after Venus rose on the horizon.
Location: Aldeburgh England
Summary: Looking out a 2nd story window, Mrs Whitehead saw, a little above the house (about 20 ft up), a round platform with 8-12 men, who were staring straight ahead & tightly gripping a brass handrail. They wore blue uniforms & “little hats like sailors.” The object approached slowly from nearby marshes, made a turn, & disappeared behind nearby houses. The platform was about a foot thick. The center was “hollow,” like a doughnut. No means of propulsion was evident. Duration, less than 5 minutes.
Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR 15 # 1
Date: February 29 1916
Location: Lake Superior area, Wisconsin
Summary: Dock workers observed what one called a “big machine 50 feet wide and 100 feet long,” pass rapidly overhead. It had three lights, one on each end, and one in the middle and carried a long rope or cable trailing below. Three men were visible inside of it.
Source: Jerome Clark, The Unexplained
Date: April 1916
Location: Mcpherson County, Nebraska
Summary: A daylight disc was observed by a female witness (Reams).
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2
Date: April 1916
Location: Cabeco, Portugal
Summary: Three young cousins were in a field when they felt a strong gust of wind. They then saw a brilliant light, hovering above some olive trees and within the light they could see a white figure resembling a crystal statue with rays of sun coming through it. They described the figure as resembling a very handsome young man, which then approached them floating in mid air telling the children not to be afraid. He said he was the “angel of peace” and told the girls to play and to sacrifice themselves. He gave two of children something to drink and something resembling “piece of bread” to the Lucia, the main witness. When the figure disappeared the children remained paralyzed, repeating the same prayers over and over and did not recovered until sunset. The second encounter with the “angel” occurred on a hot summer day that same year. The entity suddenly appeared to them, calling to them and demanding that they pray fervently and to “make sacrifices” on their daily lives. The children remained paralyzed during the encounter. Only at dusk where they able to move again, they refused to speak about the encounter among themselves.
Source: Enrique De Vicente Año Cero
Date: April 16 1916
Location: Stavanger Norway
Summary: Several children playing outside witnessed a black cloud appear overhead, it had a bright red light behind it. Suddenly an angel-like figure that appeared to be carrying a cross became visible next to the cloud. The children also saw a message in red letters of a religious cont
Source: Ole Jonny Braene
Date: May 1916
Location: 8. miles south of Rensselaer, Indiana
Summary: One witness on a farm reported a dull gray elongated oval object, 40 feet long x 8-12′ thick, hovered near ground one mile away. After 10-12 seconds, shot away rapidly to the northeast. Instantaneous acceleration to speed of 5000 mph.
Date: May 13 1916
Location: Fatima, Portugal
Summary: Close encounter with a craft and its occupants. An apparition of the Virgin Mary was observed in clear weather by three witnesses, including two children, in a forest (Jesus; Lucia; Santos).
Source: Lorenzen, Coral E. Shadow of the Unknown , New York, 1970
Date: Summer 1916
Location: Cockham Dean Berkshire England
Summary: A young girl had been picking blackberries in a field and was startled to see a short thin human like figure, dressed in brown and wearing a pointed cap, dash out of one of the bushes. The being had a scraggly beard and appeared solid as far as the waist, but his legs were transparent and shadowy. The being quickly ran away disappearing from sight among the bushes.
Source: David Lazell, Fortean Times # 71
Date: Summer 1916
Location: Alwernia, Poland
Summary: Soldier Boleslaw Lesniakiewicz had decided to spend the night at a ruined brickyard when around midnight a strange voice and the sounds of a little bell jingling woke him up. He got his rifle and stepped out of the brickyard. His horse was acting very uneasy. Suddenly he noticed a big, white dog like creature, which slowly came closer and closer. Overcome with fear he shot at the dog. At the same time a bright flash of blue-violet light illuminated him and he lost consciousness. When he woke up it was high noon. His horse was covered in strange foam. He suffered from strong headaches in the next two weeks.
Source: Robert K Lesniakiewicz
Date: July 19, 1916
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Summary: Unidentified luminous object shaped like a dirigible observed over Huntington, W. Va.
Source: Credit: Charles Fort, from Scientific American, 115-241