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Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Time: 
Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source: Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Los Angeles, California
Time: 
Summary: One object was observed by a male witness
Source: Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Boise, Idaho
Time: 
Summary: A daytime disc was reported.
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Holly Springs, Mississippi
Time: Noon
Summary: Two objects were observed by one witness for 12 seconds (Hicks).
Source: NICAP 


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Wilrijk, Belgium
Time:  Noon
Summary: One object was observed by one witness.
Source: SOBEPS


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Westminster, Massachusetts
Time: Daytime
Summary: An abduction by alien entities was reported by one female 12-year-old witness in a forest for several minutes (Aho, Betty). One 2.5′ being emerge from hole in ground. Large pear-shaped head, dark eyes, slit mouth, broad chest. Wore tight coveralls, brown and rough textured. Being pushed button on chest, small luminous ball. Witness reported that a period of time could not be accounted for.
Source: Bullard, Thomas E. UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 1: Comparative Study of Abduction Reports FUFOR, Bloomington, 1987


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Elsie, Michigan
Time: 13:00
Summary: One object was observed by several witnesses (Engel).
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Coffeyville, Kansas
Time:  Afternoon
Summary: One object was observed by several witnesses (Barber).
Source: NICAP 


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: By Viken, Sweden
Time: Daytime
Summary: Hovering objects were observed. Gravity and physiological effects were noted. Ground traces were found. Two objects, about 40 feet across, were observed in clear weather by two male witnesses in a yard for ten minutes (Ohlund). A noise was heard.
Source: Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Time: Around 1600
Summary:  One object was observed by military witnesses for over one minute.
Source: Lorenzen, Coral E. UFOs: The Whole Story Signet T3897, New York, 1969


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Time: 20:00
Summary: Five objects, about 150 feet across, were observed in clear weather by more than two witnesses for over one minute (Ference).
Source: Herb, Gert 


Date: Mid , 1949
Location: Smokey Mountains, Tennessee
Time: Night
Summary: An abduction of a witness was reported. Witness reported that a period of time could not be accounted for. Telepathic phenomena were said to have occurred. One metallic domed disc was observed by one male witness at a parking lot (Osborne, Philip). Recall under hypnosis metallic disc with luminous dome. Object landed on vertical supports. Floated into ship, flesh sample caused scar. Scan by eye-like device.
Source: Bullard, Thomas E. UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 1: Comparative Study of Abduction Reports FUFOR, Bloomington, 1987


Date: July , 1949
Location: Alexandria, Kentucky
Time: 12:00
Summary: Five metallic discs fly to the south in single file. Last two UFOs turn sharply rapidly to the east. Flying discs were observed. Five metallic discs were observed by one witness in a residential area for 12 seconds (Andrews). Retired Teacher incident.
Source: NICAP 


Date: July , 1949
Location: Vallejo, California
Time: 05:45
Summary: More than 12 objects were observed by one witness for 12 seconds (Harnett).
Source: NICAP 


Date: July , 1949
Location: Denver, Colorado
Time: 
Summary: One object was observed.
Source: Vallee, Jacques 


Date: July 2, 1949
Location: Furusundsleden, Sweden
Time:  05:00
Summary: A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one male witness for 30 seconds (Rudberg).
Source: Rehn, Karl Gosta 


Date: July 3, 1949
Location: Darrington, Washington
Time: Dawn
Summary: Many objects were observed by seven witnesses for four hours (Hoffman).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: July 3, 1949
Location: Lowry AFB, Colorado
Time:  14:00
Summary: Objects were observed. They zig-zagged through the air. Six discs were observed at an airfield for over 60 minutes.  Six discs rapidly to the east over horizon in one hour. sixth disc zig-zagged, making 90 degree turns.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 3, 1949
Location: Sterling State Park, Lake Erie, Michigan
Time:  15:00
Summary: A flying disc was observed. One metallic disc, about 300 feet across, was observed in clear weather by one experienced male witness at a lake for 12 seconds (Swartz, D). Watching two AT6 training planes, attention drawn to disc high above, moving rapidly in opposite direction. Object went rapidly to the south over western end of Lake Erie, gone in 11 seconds.
Source: Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date: July 3, 1949              BBU
Location: Longview, Wash
Time: 10:40, 10:49, 11:25 a.m. (PDT?).
Summary:  Aeronautical engineer Moulton B. Taylor with experience in USN guided missile and pilotless aircraft development was airport manager at Longview preparing for an air show when someone pointed out an object in the sky to the NW at about 30° elevation. Taylor immediately announced this sighting over the public address system to the crowd of 150-200 observers, including pilots, who watched a metallic discus-shaped object cross the sky from NW to SE (track offset to the W not quite reaching zenith) with an oscillating falling-leaf motion along a straight path and occasional sun glints, estimated altitude 30,000 ft at 300 mph, approx. size of DC-3 [about 100 ft] disappearing in smoke from a wood pulp mill at about 80° elevation after a total duration about 2-1/2 to 3 mins. A 2nd similar object was seen about 6 mins later coming from the N [or NNE] at about the same altitude/distance, at about 45° elevation, heading about due S on slightly curved path (concavity of path away from witness, radius of curvature about 15 miles), disappearing in the sun (about ENE [actually ESE azimuth 116° elevation 53° at 10:51 a.m. assumed PDT]) after total duration about 2 mins (on a possibly 8 mile long path [240 mph]). Then a 3rd sighting at 11:25 a.m. coming from almost due W [or WNW] at about 40° elevation, on a W-E straight line path (passing to the N, not quite reaching zenith) again at about the same altitude/distance at which time the oscillations were precisely timed at 48/min, and again disappeared in the sun (to the ENE [actually ESE azimuth 127° elevation 58° at 11:27 a.m.]) (again on a possibly 8 mile long path [240 mph]).            3 + 2 + 2 mins 150-200 witnesses 1/5 – 2/5 Full Moon
Source: BB Maxwell Microfilm Roll 6, pp. 1227-1240; McDonald 1968


Date: July 4, 1949
Location: White Sands, New Mexico
Time: 
Summary: Close encounter with a craft and its occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range near a missile (Fry, D).
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date: July 5, 1949
Location: East Looe, UK
Time:  Around 1100
Summary: A daytime disc was observed by two witnesses (Wilkins).
Source: Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967


Date: July 6, 1949
Location: Astoria, Oregon
Time:  13:00
Summary: A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one witness on a river for 18 seconds (Hallberg).
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 7, 1949
Location: Astoria, Oregon
Time: 10:10
Summary: Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Physiological effects were noted. Three objects were observed on a river for 8.5 minutes.
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date: July 7, 1949
Location: Barber, Idaho
Time: Afternoon
Summary: More than 50 objects were observed by two witnesses for ten minutes (Heikes).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: July 7, 1949
Location: Portland, Oregon
Time:  22:08
Summary: One object was observed for over eight minutes.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 8, 1949
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Time:  07:00
Summary: Eight metallic discs flew 300 meters over a boat in a lake at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming at seven o’clock in the morning. They were completely silent.
Source: Project Bluebook


Date: July 9, 1949
Location: Tacony, Pennsylvania
Time:  22:35
Summary: Nine silver discs were observed in overcast weather by two witnesses in a residential area for nine minutes (Wunsch).  crossed sky rapidly to the northeast at one minute intervals, fly under cloud layers.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 9, 1949
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Time: Night
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over three minutes (Dupree; Owens).
Source: Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date: July 10, 1949
Location: Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Time: 
Summary: One object was observed by two witnesses (Thomason).
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: July 10, 1949
Location: West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time: Around 2200
Summary: Nine objects were observed by two witnesses for 90 minutes (McGuigan). Nine dull lights were observed in overcast weather by two male witnesses in a residential area for nine minutes (Wunsch).
Source: Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date: July 11, 1949
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Time: 
Summary: One object was observed.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: July 14, 1949
Location: Orlando, Florida
Time:  21:00
Summary: One object was observed by one male witness at an airport briefly (McDonald, L).
Source:  Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date: July 16, 1949
Location: Prineville, Oregon
Time: Night
Summary: One object was observed by one witness (Dobrey).
Source: APRO


Date: July 17, 1949
Location: Brownwood, Texas
Time:  01:00
Summary: One fiery ball, about 1 foot across, about forty feet away, was observed by one female witness in a yard (Armstrong, H). A rumbling sound was heard.
Source: Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date: July 18, 1949
Location: Galveston, Texas
Time: Night
Summary: An unidentified nocturnal light flew over the city of Galveston, Texas this night. It stopped, and then shot continued on at a fantastic speed.
Source: Hatch, Larry 


Date: July 19, 1949
Location: Wocus, Oregon
Time:  01:20
Summary: Three objects were observed by one witness briefly (Shumate).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: July 20, 1949
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Time: Daytime
Summary: One object was observed.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 21, 1949      BBU
Location: Mount Pleasant, Utah
Time: 1:13 p.m. (MST).
Summary: Military aircraft pilot Knight saw 2 white or silver objects on head on course below the nose of his aircraft.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: July 23, 1949
Location: North of Delphi, IN
Time: 11:40 AM. 
Summary: 2 observers fishing at some quarry, plus a separate witness, saw some 12-meter objects circle and play in the sky at about 1500 feet estimated altitude. Type unknown.
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Date: July 24, 1949
Location: Boise, Idaho
Time: 
Summary: Aircraft-like objects were observed. Seven aircraft-like objects were observed.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 24, 1949       BBU 483
Location: Mountain Home, Idaho
Time: 12:03-12:13 p.m. 
Summary: Henry Clark, manager of a flying service, flying a Piper Clipper at 19,000 ft, saw 7 delta-shaped objects, 35-55 ft in span, 20-30 ft long, 2-5 ft thick, light colored except for a 12 ft diameter dark circle at the rear [center?] of each, with a flat top surface and a 2-5 ft high dome, sharp needle nose, flat tail, outer panels oscillated then disappeared. Objects flew in a tight formation of 2’s with 1 behind, and made a perfect, but un-banked, right turn about 1,500 ft ahead and 500 ft below with no wake turbulence, displaying decreasing smooth oscillations, then turned right again passing the aircraft at about 450-500 mph. Clark’s engine ran rough during the sighting, and on landing was found with all spark plugs burned out.     10 mins
Source: Berliner; cf. NARCAP


Date: July 25, 1949
Location: Elsmere, Delaware
Time:  18:00
Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One metallic disc, around 1500 feet away, was observed by two witnesses at an electric plant for five minutes (Allen).
Source: NICAP 


Date: July 26, 1949
Location: Redmond, Oregon
Time: 10:30
Summary: At 10:30 a.m. in Redmond, Oregon a disc-shaped object described as looking like a “flat aluminum sheet” soared overhead at tremendous speed. It flashed brightly as it reflected the sunlight.
Source: Doubt Magazine


Date: July 28, 1949
Location: Longview, Washington
Time: Daytime
Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Sweet).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: July 30, 1949
Location: Seattle, Washington
Time:  21:30
Summary: One object was observed by four witnesses in a city (Rager).
Source:  Newspaper


Date: July 30, 1949                BBU 496
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Time: 9 p.m. 
Summary: Northwest Airlines Capt. Thrush, 2 Portland control tower operators, and a flying instructor (Henry, Penhallegan, Brasford) saw an object with 1 white light and 2 red lights, maneuver and hover.
Source: Berliner; Jan Aldrich


Date: July 30, 1949
Location: Goldendale, Washington
Time:  Around 2200
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness at a mountain briefly (Klatt).
Source: Newspaper


Date: July 31, 1949
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
Time: 
Summary: An object was observed. Traces found. One object was observed.
Source: Doubt Magazine


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