Date: May 1948
Location: Near Phoenix Arizona
Summary: Dorothy Longfoot, her husband and he dog had pulled off to the side of the road in order to get some much needed rest. They pulled into the desert about five feet from the road. As her husband was preparing the tent, her dog suddenly pressed against her leg and gave a growl. She looked up to see what made him growl. Standing about 50 feet away was a huge humanoid figure. She did not feel threatened by it, but did feel that it was looking at her. She began walking towards it, accompanied by her dog that was still growling. It seemed gorilla like but despite the moonlight she could not see any features. She heard her husband yell out to stop and, she turned her head and felt the dog relax, she turned back and the creature had vanished. There was nothing within miles for such a huge creature to hide behind, it simply dematerialized. Soon her husband packed up and left the area.
Source: Strange Magazine
Date: May 5, 1948 BBU
Location: Adapasari [or Adapazari], Turkey
Source: McDonald list
Date: May 6, 1948 BBU
Location: Near Wake Island, bet. Kwajalein and Hickam Field, Hawaii
Time: 9:05 a.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Barnes of MATS plane saw a ball of fire explode like a shell. [Probable meteor bolide.]
Source: McDonald list; Project 1947; FUFOR Index
Date: May 7, 1948 BBU
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Summary: Bray and Kaiser.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index
Date: May 25 1948
Location: Wasserbillig Germany
Summary: A young German named Hans Klotzbach was aboard a coal train heading towards Luxembourg. During the night, just before the train reached the frontier station of Wasserbillig, Klotzbach leapt onto the embankment, sustaining terrible injuries to both legs. Unable to walk and losing blood, he fainted. When he recovered consciousness, he found himself inside a flying saucer, in a cabin bathed in opal bluish light. A voice spoke in German, making prophecies about world calamities. It said they had found him and felt compassion for him. He fell asleep and came to four days later, lying in a small wood about 10 km from where he had been. His shoes were full of dried blood, but his legs had been totally healed.
Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR Vol. 15 # 5
Date: May 28, 1948 BBU
Location: 6 miles east of Monroe, Michigan
Time: 3:00 p.m. (1500 hours).
Summary: 1st Lt. Alexander Kokolonis, USAFR, while flying in a USAF C-47 at 6000 feet altitude observed out of the navigator’s window three disc-like objects two miles to the left. The objects were approximately 300 to 400 feet in size, silvery-gold in color, and traveling at well over 500 m.p.h. The objects were in sight approximately 10-15 seconds. Approximately 10 seconds later, Kokolonis observed two more similar objects approximately 2 1/2 miles to the left and he alerted M/Sgt Ernest Davis, Jr.who also observed the two objects.
Source: Dan Wilson, BB files
Date: May 31, 1948 BBU
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Time: 1:20 p.m.
Summary: At 1:20 in the afternoon a cigar-shaped object moved through the sky at terrific speed over Wilmington, North Carolina. Mrs. H. D. Alspach reported that the object emitted smoke, appeared about three feet long, veered, slowed down, and then speed away toward the east at a high altitude.
Source: Don Johnson: Source: Wilmington, North Carolina Morning Star, June 1, 1948
Date: end of May 1948
Location: Moscow Russia
Time: early morning
Summary: A 13-year old boy named S.B. Shembel suddenly awoke from a push; it was already dawn as he opened his eyes and saw the figure of a humanoid entity with round white eyes standing at the opened door of his bedroom. The figure stood in gloomy semi-darkness. The witness saw no pupils in the humanoid’s eyes, but the distinctly felt that the humanoid was staring directly at him. The intruder’s body was completely covered by dense dark hair and somehow seemed flat to the witness (like a projection?). Terrified, the witness kicked his legs toward the humanoid causing his blanket to rise upwards and momentarily cover the humanoid from sight. When the blanket came down again the humanoid figure had vanished. The terrified witness hid under the covers for sometime and later closed the door his bedroom.
Source: NLO” Magazine Saint Petersburg # 39, September 23 2002
Date: May 1948