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1949: August UFO & Alien Sightings

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Date: August , 1949
Location: Fresno, California
Time: Around 1400
Summary: One object was observed for 30 minutes (Bromley).
Source: Project Bluebook


Date: August , 1949
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Time:  1430
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over three minutes (Witt).
Source: NICAP 


Date: August , 1949
Location: Weinbergen, Germany
Time: Afternoon
Summary: A daytime disc was reported (Biehler).
Source: Schoenherr, Luis 


Date: August , 1949
Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania
Time:  22:00
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Buczuy).
Source: NICAP 


Date: August , 1949
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Time: Night
Summary: Flame color object, longer than wide, travel end up with upper end slanting to south, people exclaimed “look it’s going side way!” 100 feet high, 500 feet altitude, passed over school stadium. A cigar-shaped object was observed. One fiery elongated object was observed by a male witness in a stadium (Kight).
Source:  Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date: August 1, 1949
Location: Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Time: 
Summary: In Tampico, Mexico in the State of Veracruz a torpedo-shaped UFO zipped over the countryside. It was described as looking like a ‘4th of July sparkler.’
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date: August 3, 1949
Location: West Los Angeles, California
Time:  17:15
Summary: An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One metallic disc, about 40 feet across, was observed in clear weather by one experienced male witness in a city for two minutes (Wernicke). Shiny metallic disc, 20-30 feet diameter, was ascending in peculiar jerky motions, after bobbing several times it flipped over, then became obscured by brownish smudge, then shot rapidly to the north at speed over 500mph.
Source:  Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date: August 6, 1949
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Time:  20:00
Summary: Time: 2000; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: unknown; Area: Las Cruces, New Mexico; Direction: East to west; Color: bluish green; Train: Yes; Duration: 1-2 seconds; Sound: none; Shape: round; Size: bigger than falling star; Disappearance: disappeared behind building.
Source: NICAP 


Date: August 6, 1949
Location: Alamogordo, White Sands & Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time:  20:00 – 20:30
Summary: Multiple sightings, round, bright white with slight reddish cast 1/2 size of moon
Source:


Date: August 8, 1949
Location: Medford, Oregon
Time: 11:20 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Summary: At Medford Municipal Airport, six observers (some military; some civilian CTO’s) saw a number of objects, varying from 1 to 7, traveling slow to very fast. the objects were estimated at 30,000 feet and were shiny, and would fly formation for a while and then break off and reform in trail formation. They would disappear for short periods and then reappear in the same general area. Persons from the control tower used binoculars to get a better look at the objects and were able to distinguish wings on the objects but no further identification could be made. Air Force Conclusion: Balls of thistle.
Source: Dan Wilson, BB Archives


Date: August 8, 1949
Location: Peytona, West Virginia
Time: Around 2200
Summary:  One object was observed by four witnesses for over three minutes (Frye).
Source: NICAP 


Date: August 9, 1949
Location: Hebgen Lake, Montana
Time: 0930
Summary:  A one-page “Incoming Message” from Great Falls Air Force Base, Montana, to the Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, tells the summarized story. Dated 17 August 1949, the report notes the following: “This office advised on 9 August 49 that 7 flying discs had been sighted at Hebgen Lake, Montana at 0930 hours that date. 2 of the discs were alleged to have crashed, 1 on the lake, and the other on the opposite shore in a wooded area. 2 agents of this office dragged the lake with negative results. Informant and only actual eyewitness, while absolutely trustworthy, is prone to exaggeration. “He stated discs were all little larger than an auto tire, of a grayish color, and either having a hole in the center or being painted dark in the center. Informant was not capable of estimating speed but agents estimated from description that discs were traveling in excess of 1000 miles per hour. Objects were reported traveling in South Westerly direction. A check of winds aloft for period revealed a generally South Easterly direction and of a maximum velocity of 24 knots per hour. “No unusual atmospheric phenomena were evident on 9 August, sky conditions were clear and visibility unlimited. Informant described sound of object as being similar to a siren. Request advice of detailed report desired.”
Source: AFOSI 


Date: August 10 – 12, 1949
Location: Fort Hood, Texas
Time: 
Summary: One blue star was observed.
Source: AFOSI 


Date: August 14, 1949
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Time:  21:35
Summary: Time: 2135; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Alamogordo, New Mexico; Altitude: appeared 25° disappear ed at 12°; Course: ten -15° off vertical; Color: reddish orange; Train: Yes; Duration: two seconds; Sound: none; Shape: round; Size: larger than Venus; Disappearance: disappeared. One orange-red ball was observed.
Source: AFOSI 


Date: August 15, 1949
Location: Circleville, Utah
Time:  11:00
Summary: Flying discs were observed. Three discs were observed by five witnesses on a farm for over one minute. A whining sound was heard. Whine sound, three 25m discs flew to the north in V formation. 15m altitude, tilt and veer to the northwest.
Source: Hatch, Larry 


Date: August 18, 1949
Location: Lake Magelungen, Sweden
Time: Afternoon
Summary: A flying disc was observed. Gravity effects were noted. One disc, about 40 feet across, was observed by three male witnesses near a nuclear test site (Jungkvist).
Source: 


Date: August 19, 1949
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio; Norwood, Ohio
Time: Night
Summary: During the Jitney Carnival at the St. Peter and Paul Church in Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio, Reverend Gregory Miller, purchased from army surplus, an 8 million candlepower searchlight. Sergeant Donald R. Berger of ROTC of the University of Cincinnati would operate it. During the height of the festivities, at 08:15 PM, Sgt. Berger’s sweeping searchlight suddenly flashed across a stationary, circular object in the sky. Reverend Miller and later others joined in and observed. This was only the beginning. Davidson took ten “still” photographs of the large disc-shaped object that flew in and out of the searchlight beam.
Source: Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucer Conspiracy Holt, New York, 1955


Date: August 19, 1949
Location: Death Valley, California
Time: Daytime
Summary: Two prospectors in Death Valley, California allegedly observed a disc-shaped object land. Two dwarfs emerged but were lost in the sand dunes when pursued. The object disappeared. One saucer, about 40 feet across, was observed by two experienced male witnesses in a desert briefly (Fitzgerald; Garney). A noise was heard
Source: Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date: August 19, 1949
Location: Norwood, Ohio
Time:  20:15
Summary: A flying disc was observed and videotaped. Animal reactions to the object were reported. One round object was observed by several hundred witnesses in a city for two hours (Berger; Miller). Searchlight hits round object at four mile altitude. Object glows.
Source: Hill, H. Edward Catalog Through 1950


Date: August 19, 1949
Location: Norwood, Maryland
Time: Night
Summary: An unidentifiable object was observed at close range.
Source: Haines, Richard F. CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind Sourcebooks, Naperville, 1998 ISBN:1-57071-427-4


Date: August 20, 1949: Death Valley California UFO Crash


Date: August 20, 1949: Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh UFO Sighting


Date: August 20, 1949
Location: Douglas, Arizona
Time: 21:30
Summary: Round to oblong like inverted saucer object Time: 2130; Number of Observers: 2; Reliability: unknown; Area: Douglas, Arizona; Direction: North to south; Altitude: 8,000′ -10,000′; Course: flat trajectory; Train: none; Duration: 6-10 seconds; Sound: none; Shape: round to oblong like inverted saucer; Size: about size of single engine plane; Speed: 3500 to 4500 mph; Disappearance: disappeared in distance.
Source: AFOSI 


Date: August 22, 1949
Location: Tigvariak Island, Alaska
Time: 
Summary: Six discs in circular formation, whining sound. seventh disc weaves through sky. Go northeast rapidly to the southwest. Flying discs were observed. Seven formations of objects were observed by one experienced male witness on the shore.
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date: August 28, 1949
Location: Snow Lake, Washington
Time: Afternoon
Summary:  One object was observed by three male witnesses at a lake briefly (Hamilton).
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: August 29, 1949
Location: Seattle, Washington
Time: Afternoon
Summary: Six objects were observed by one witness for 45 minutes (Gailey).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: August 30, 1949
Location: Mint Canyon, California
Time: 
Summary: One object, about 600 feet across, was observed.
Source: Vallee, Jacques 


Date: August 30, 1949
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time:  23:00
Summary: Green with reddish tail object Time: 2300; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: Almost straight fall; Altitude: 90° overhead; Course: Almost straight fall; Color: green with reddish tail; Train: Yes; Duration: one to two seconds; Sound: none; Size: much larger than meteor; Disappearance: burned out.
Source: AFOSI 


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