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Date: December , 1949
Location: Auburndale, Texas
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Summary:  15 objects were observed by two witnesses (Maddox).
Source:Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: December 1, 1949
Location: Bennington, Vermont
Time: 
Summary: On December 1, 1949, Mr. Tetford vanished from a crowded bus. Tetford was on his way home to Bennington from a trip to St. Albans, Vermont. Tetford, an ex-soldier who lived in the Soldier’s Home in Bennington, was sitting on the bus with 14 other passengers. They all testified to seeing him there, sleeping in his seat. When the bus reached its destination, however, Tetford was gone, although his belongings were still on the luggage rack and a bus timetable lay open on his empty seat. Tetford has never returned or been found.
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Date: December 3, 1949
Location:  Alamogordo, New Mexico
Time: 18:05
Summary: Time: 1805; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Alamogordo, New Mexico; Direction: East to west; Course: in an arc downward; Color: green fringe of orange light; Train: none; Duration: two seconds; Sound: none; Shape: circular; Size: somewhat larger than Venus; Disappearance: disappeared behind building.
Source:  AFOSI


Date: Dec. 4, 1949        BBU
Location: Bet. Covington and Hammond, Louisiana
Time: 4:35-4:38 p.m. (CST). 
Summary: USAF pilot of C-47 transport Flight AF 5566, Maj. F. E. Whitker, Base Legal Officer of Walker AFB, Roswell, N.M., copilot 1st Lt. P. H. McDavid and crew chief engineer Staff Sgt. C. Thomas also from Walker AFB, while flying from Carswell AFB, Dallas, to Keesler AFB, Miss., at 180 mph at 5,500 ft heading 90° (E), saw a bright silver sphere about the size of a jet fighter [50 ft?] come towards their aircraft heading about 300° or about W nearly head on at 1 o’clock position [from about 120° ENE] at about the same altitude, 5,500 ft, at high speed in excess of 600 mph or faster than a jet then after about 30 secs object turned abruptly to the S, then stopped, bobbed up and down. Object made several accelerations and decelerations and sharp direction and altitude changes during sighting, very maneuverable in all directions, Whitaker describing as appearing to “bounce all over the sky.” Object disappeared by sudden burst of speed crossing field of vision in about 1 sec. No vapor trail, exhaust, distinguishing features, or sound noticeable above the C-47’s noise. Apparent size half-dollar on windshield. 
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: December 4, 1949
Location: Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time:  05:00
Summary: A 23-year-old man named Restier was driving home from Barra Mansa to Volta Redonda, Brazil at around 5:00 a.m. when he saw a 15-meter diameter disc land near the highway. Two beings came out, who looked human and were 1.65 meters tall but acted robotic in many ways. He claimed he went with them on an otherworld journey, during which he was put into a tub of liquid for the duration. After what seemed like three days he was returned, but the elapsed time had actually been four months (the return date was April 14th, 1950).
Source: Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date: December 4, 1949
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time: 19:35
Summary: Time: 1935; Number of Observers: 2; Reliability: unknown; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: east to northeast; Course: sloping descent; Color: green; Duration: 1/5 seconds; Sound: yes; Shape: round; Disappearance: disappeared behind mountain..
Source: AFOSI 


Date: December 5, 1949
Location: Carrizozo, New Mexico
Time: 19:30
Summary: Time: 1930 1945; Number of Observers: 3; Reliability: unknown; Area: Carrizozo, New Mexico; Altitude: 40° above horizon; Course: in dive; Color: blue-green; Sound: none; Shape: tear drop; Speed: very slow; Disappearance: disappeared.
Source: AFOSI 


Date: December 5, 1949
Location:  Tularosa, New Mexico
Time: 22:40
Summary: Time: 2240; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: unknown; Area: Tularosa, New Mexico; Direction: East to west; Course: smooth arc downward; Color: blue with yellowish-red toward tail; Train: Yes; Duration: one seconds; Sound: none; Shape: streak of light; Size: appeared little longer than length of lead pencil at 6′; Disappearance: appeared to hit ground near Tularosa, New Mexico.
Source: AFOSI 


Date: Dec. 13, 1949
Location: Holloman AFB, New Mexico
Time:  20:05
Summary: Unknown aerial phenomenon sighted Time: 2005; Number of Observers: 3; Reliability: good; Area: Alamogordo, New Mexico; Direction: stationary then began to move downward slowly and to right; Altitude: 5,000′; Color: white amber red green; Train: none; Duration: 9minutes; Sound: none; Shape: circular; Size: 1-11/2 times size of average st. light at a distance of eight miles; Disappearance: object took on brilliant green color picked up speed and faded from view.
Source: Project Bluebook


Date: December 15, 1949
Location: Juan.Fuca Straits, Washington
Time: Dawn
Summary: SS Chinook incident. One object was observed by several witnesses.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date: December 17, 1949
Location:  Centerville, Iowa
Time: 
Summary:  One object was observed.
Source: Bloecher, Ted R. 


Date: December 17, 1949
Location: Victoria, Washington
Time: Night
Summary: Two aboard ferry on Puget Sound saw Nocturnal light zig-zagging to the northwest. Spiralled up. Not a plane. An object was observed. It zig-zagged through the air. One light was observed by two witnesses on the ocean for two minutes.
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date: December 20, 1949
Location: Norwood, Ohio
Time: 20:15
Summary:  One object, , was observed by a male witness for 90 minutes (Berger).
Source: Stringfield, Leonard H. CRIFO Newsletter & CRIFO Orbit


Date: December 24, 1949
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Time: 
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for 20 minutes (Henderson).
Source: C Hervey, Michael UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere Robert Hale, London, 1975 ISBN:0-7091-4724-4


Date: December 24, 1949
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland
Time:  18:00
Summary: F-51 fighter plane chased domed disc. F-81 fighter crash landed, UFO flew off. A flying disc was observed. One domed disc was observed by military witnesses at an airfield for over one minute.
Source: Hatch, Larry 


Date: December 25, 1949
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Time: 
Summary: Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by one male witness in a yard (Geller).
Source: C Vallee, Jacques The Invisible College E. P. Dutton, New York, 1975 ISBN:0-525-13470-0


Date: December 28, 1949
Location: Langley Field, Virginia
Time:  13:20
Summary: White, curvy cone, 10 feet high. Tip of cone slowly oscillates. One white cone-shaped object was observed by military witnesses at an airfield for over one minute.
Source:  Hatch, Larry


Date: December 28, 1949           
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Time:  16:30
Summary: Huge silver disc dives from sky from very high altitude. Private pilots try to get closer but can’t catch up with it. A flying disc was observed. One silver disc, of huge size, was observed by a male witness in a city for ten minutes (Owen).
Source: Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date: December 28, 1949
Location: Newberry, South Carolina
Time:  17:00
Summary: Slender, shiny cigar moved in level flight path, slowly. Veered off and rose gently.  A cigar-shaped object was observed. One shiny cigar-shaped object was observed by ten witnesses in a town for over 15 minutes (Poole).
Source: Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date: December 29, 1949
Location: Hamlet, North Carolina
Time: 17:00
Summary: James and three other pilots of military light training planes saw a blimp-shaped object between Hamlet and Greenwood, North Carolina. It outdistanced the planes at high speed. One green object was observed by four witnesses (James).
Source: Sparks Database of Bluebook Unknowns Version 1.7, Dec. 31, 2003


Date: December 30, 1949
Location: Stockton, New Jersey
Time: 23:30
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over 15 minutes (Cartwright).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: December 31, 1949
Location: Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Time: 22:00
Summary: A hovering object was observed. One silver disc was observed by military witnesses at an airfield for 16 minutes. Shoots off rapidly to the northeast at 500mph when three B-29 bombers approach.
Source: Project Bluebook


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