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Date: Spring , 1949    
Location: Loch Duntelchaig, UK
Time: Dusk 
Summary:  An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by two witnesses at a lake (Drummond).
Source:  Rogerson, Peter World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports


Date: Spring , 1949    
Location: Baskunchak, Russia
Time: Night 
Summary:  One object was observed by one experienced male witness (Podoshivin).
Source:  Zigel, Felix Unpublished manuscript


Date: April , 1949    
Location: White Sands, New Mexico 
Time: . Daytime
Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object, about 150 feet across, was observed by five military witnesses for over one minute.
Source:  Heard, Gerald Is Another World Watching? Harper & Brothers, New York, 1951


Date: April 3, 1949     BBU
Location: 1 mile SE of Dillon, Montana
Time: 11:55 [11:50?] a.m. 
Summary: Miller Construction Co. owner Gosta Miller, a commercial pilot and aviation engineer, and an employee, and a trucking company owner and a gas station attendant (Lovell, Lessey, Greene) saw an object like two inverted plates attached face-to face, matte blue-grey or greenish-grey non-reflective bottom, bright aluminum top reflecting sunlight, 20 ft diameter (others estimated 15-25 ft), 4-5 ft thickness. Object seen over the N end of town at 3,000-5,000 ft height about 4 miles away moving in several directions rocking or rotating in semi-circles 6 times, move E descending rapidly to about 700-1,000 ft height, rock again a few times with upper side now visible reflecting sunlight, fly SW to 2 miles W of Dillon, rock again a few times, then rapidly flew over airport 12 miles NE of Dillon at 1,000 ft departing rapidly to the E disappearing over mountains. No sound or trail. Speed 1,000 mph so great object seemed blurred.  several mins
Source: Berliner; cf. FOIA; Jan Aldrich


Date: April 3, 1949    
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Time: Night. 
Summary:  One object was observed by a male witness briefly.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: April 4, 1949    BBU
Location: Merced, Calif.
Time: 10:20 p.m. 
Summary: Major William Parrott, former Air Force pilot, saw a generally round object with curved bottom and dull coloring, giving off clicking sound until overhead. Parrott’s dog reacted.  35 seconds
Source:  Berliner


Date: April 5 & 6, 1949       AFOSI Case 47
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time: 10:00 p.m. /Daytime 
Summary: S-N, green with red afterglow, approximately 300′ above S. slope of Fejarito Mountain, object of tremendous speed disappeared behind mountain. / One elliptical, about 150 feet across, was observed by five military witnesses at a military facility for over one minute (McLaughlin).
Source: Condon Committee


Date: April 6 & 7, 1949    
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time:   12:05 / 01:00 – 01:35
Summary:  Time: 1205; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: SE; Altitude: about 15,000′; Color: between dark and light green; Duration: three – five seconds; Sound: none; Speed: very fast. /Time: 100; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: South to north; Color: green; Duration: five seconds; Sound: none; Speed: moving slowly. One green light was observed. – Time: 135; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: W; Altitude: about 200 yards from top of hill; Color: green; Duration: app 45 seconds; Sound: none; Speed: moved very slowly.
Source:  NICAP 


Date: April 6-7, 1949     BBU
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Time: 12:01 [12:30?], 2, 3:30, 4 a.m. 
Summary: Housewife Mrs. Mike Love Stewart and Dorthy [Dorothy?] Hall (and Helen Howell?), a husband and son, saw 6-9 climbing, diving, whirling yellow or silvery oval objects which avoided 3-4 airplanes, traveling from SW to SE about 45° elevation about 1-2 miles away, 1/4 moon angular size.  2-4 hrs
Source: FOIA


Date: April 7, 1949        BBU
Location: March AFB, Riverside, Calif.
Time: Bet. 2:45 and 3:00 p.m. 
Summary: Air National Guard Lts. Reeser and Salter, pilots in a T-6 heading SE over March AFB’s radio beacon at 7,000 ft, first saw about 1,000 ft below them for 4-5 secs a tumbling red and grey wingtip-tank-shaped object, smaller than a T-6, and then 4 white domed-disc parachute-shaped objects separated by about 1,000 ft each. They circled around and copilot saw the 4 white parachute shapes, no shroud lines, etc., and climbed to 9,000 ft for a better look but the objects disappeared to the E.
Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index


Date: April 7, 1949    
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Time: . 
Summary:  An object which flew in a straight line across the sky was reported.
Source:   Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date: April 7, 1949    
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Time: .  04:30
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were observed by a male witness in a city (Ahern).
Source:   Project Bluebook


Date: April 7, 1949    
Location: Los Angeles, California
Time: .  14:40
Summary: One object, about 5 feet across, was observed by three witnesses (Johnson).
Source:  Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date: April 9, 1949    
Location: Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona
Time: .  16:30
Summary:  At 4:30 p.m. an orange colored UFO was seen over some telephone lines by J. Bova at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona . The object suddenly moved from right to left, then moved again passing behind the telephone pole. It then returned to its original position, finally engaging in some erratic movements and ascending into a cloud. It changed color as it did so, from orange to white.
Source:  Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date: April 12, 1949       AFOSI Case 51
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Summary: SE-NW, round white object 1/8th size of moon moving very fast.
Source:


Date: April 12, 1949    AFOSI Case 52
Location: El Paso, Texas
Time: 
Summary: Witness reported grayish object rose straight up leaving smoke trail, 15 minutes duration.
Source:


Date: April 12, 1949    
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Time: . 20:50
Summary:  More than two objects were observed by four witnesses in a residential area.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date: April 14, 1949    
Location: Hot Springs, New Mexico
Time: . 
Summary:  Two objects, about 1 foot across, were observed by one witness. Elliptical object picked up through theodolite, it crossed path of high altitude balloon at 50 miles altitude, speed 5 mpsec.
Source:  Hill, H. Edward Catalog Through 1950


Date: April 18, 1949    
Location: Childress, Texas
Time: . 
Summary: M One object was observed by three male witnesses (Gray). CAA incident.
Source:  Hill, H. Edward Catalog Through 1950


Date: April 18, 1949    
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Time: . 01:48
Summary: Time: 148; Number of Observers: 2; Reliability: good; Area: Flagstaff and Williams, Arizona; Direction: NW; Altitude: app 12,000′ to one. 75 -100 miles to other observer; Color: greenish blue; Duration: one -2 seconds; Sound: none; Shape: ball like; Size: 100 watt light bulb; Disappearance: disappeared behind obstacle. 
Source:  AFOSI 


Date: April 19, 1949    
Location: New Milford, Connecticut
Time: . Night
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: April 20 [21?], 1949           BBU
Location: Ludington, Mich.
Time: Afternoon
Summary: Paul Timm and Pat O’Connell, high school students, saw a fast moving white “comet with a tail” cross the sky to the W disappearing over Lake Michigan
Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index


Date: April 22, 1949              AFOSI Case 54
Location: Cliff, New Mexico
Time: 9:05 a.m. 
Summary: W-E, 20-degrees dropping slowly, aluminum colored, round flat thin 15′ diameter object in view 2 minutes.
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Date: April 24, 1949    
Location: El Cajon, California
Time: . 13:15
Summary: Four objects were observed by 12 witnesses in a residential area for over 15 minutes (Bennett).
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: April 24 1949: UFO seen by observers at White Sands Proving Ground


Date: April 25, 1949        BBU
Location: Springer Lake, New Mexico
Time: 6:30-7:30 a.m. 
Summary: Mr. Abreu saw silvery white spherical objects like Christmas ornaments fly over the lake at high speed, appearing repeatedly with a high­ pitched whistling sound a few secs each time.  Few secs
Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index


Date: April 26, 1949    
Location: Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Time: .  00:20
Summary: M 40 discs in three V formations fly east rapidly to the west. one veers off and scouts foundry. 40 formations of objects were observed by a male witness at a factory. Railroad Men incident.
Source:  Hatch, Larry


Date: April 27, 1949    
Location: Twenty-Nine Palms, California
Time: .  07:10
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses at a military facility for two minutes (McIntyre)
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: April 28, 1949    
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Time: .  09:05
Summary:  One object was observed by one male witness for five minutes (Wilson).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date: April 28, 1949                         BBU
Location:  Homer, Mich.
Time: 9:15 a.m. 
Summary: William Sackett and William Gibson pursued 6 flying discs 10 inches diameter by car along Hwy 60 for 5 miles as they flew at low altitude in “wide circles” paralleling the road.    5 mins
Source: FOIA


Date: April 28, 1949    
Location: S, Illinois
Time: . 11:00
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for 30 seconds (Gammon).
Source:    Project Bluebook


Date: April 28, 1949        BBU 361
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
Time: 5:45 p.m. 
Summary: (AFOSI Case 57) Howard Hann [Hamm?], Mr. Hubert [Huber?] and Tex Keahey saw a a very large bright, sausage-shaped object, with no fins, wings or protuberances, roll and fly fast.     40 mins Time: app 1745; Number of Observers: 3; Reliability: unknown; Area: Tucson, Arizona; Direction: northeast to southeast or SW; Color: silver; Train: none; Duration: 12 – 40 minutes; Sound: none; Shape: cigar or sausage shape; Size: from B-29 to a city block; Speed: 300 – 600 mph; Disappearance: faded from view.
Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index


Date: April 29, 1949    
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Time: . 
Summary: More than two objects were observed.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


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