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Date: April 1950
Location: Canby Oregon
Time: daytime
Summary: Mrs Ellen Jonerson was working on her lawn when she saw on a neighbor’s lot a very tiny person, not more than 12” tall, standing with his back turned toward her. He turned to face her and she saw that it was a man with a heavily tanned face, clad in coveralls & a plaid shirt. He wore a skullcap on the back of his head; his hair was the same color as his face. He had wide shoulders and was quite stocky. Mrs Jonerson went back to her house & called to a friend inside; when she returned, the being was “waddling” away. He walked under a 1937 Dodge without stooping, and that was the last she saw of him.
Source: Kenneth Arnold & Jerome Clark


Date:  Spring 1950
Location:  Cocoa, Florida
Time:   01:00
Summary:   An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one witness on a road (McLendon).
Source:  Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date:   Spring 1950
Location:  Bex, Waadt, Switzerland
Time:   06:30
Summary:   An unidentifiable object was observed at close range.
Source:  Mancusi, Bruno SWICAT Swiss UFO catalogue


Date:   Spring 1950
Location:  Berkeley, California
Time:   19:00
Summary:  One object was observed by four witnesses for under two hours (Curtis).
Source:  NICAP 


Date:   Spring 1950
Location:  South Pole, Antarctica
Time:  Night
Summary:  An object, of huge size, was observed on the ice (Orrego).
Source:  Poher, Claude Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag Author, undated


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Juneau, Alaska
Time:  
Summary:  Motion picture of 8 discs landing and taking off 60km north of Juneau. Objects were observed and videotaped. Animal reactions to the objects were reported. Eight discs were observed by one male witness on the shore (Konrad, M). Mikel Konrad made a movie of eight disks he saw landing and taking off 60 kilometers north of Juneau.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1966


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Chissey.Morvan, France
Time:  
Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Four discs were observed.
Source:  Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Geetbets, Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Time:  
Summary:   One object was observed by several witnesses.
Source:  SOBEPS


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Bluefield, West Virginia
Time:  
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were observed by a male witness (Robertson).
Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Preston, UK
Time:   01:45
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses on the ocean for over four minutes (Sharpe).
Source:  Hill, H. Edward Catalog Through 1950


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Corpac Airport, Chiclayo, Peru
Time:   12:00
Summary:  Luminous disc-shaped UFO, followed by plane, disappeared into clouds. observed by two male military witnesses, one of them an experienced observor, at an airport.
Source:  Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  April 1950
Location:  White Sands, New Mexico
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  Motion pictures of blurred object taken by guided missile tracker. Animal reactions to the object were reported. One object was observed by a male military witness near a missile.
Source:  Condon Committee


Date:  April 1950
Location:  West Plains, Missouri
Time:  Afternoon
Summary:  An object was observed. Telepathic phenomena were said to have occurred. One object was observed by one female witness at a building (Atha).
Source:  Herb, Gert 


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Wiener Neustadt, Niederoesterreich, Austria
Time:  Night
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  April 1950
Location:  Kauai Island, Hawaii
Time:   23:00
Summary:  Six red points of light, disturbance in all magnetic and electrical instruments. Objects were observed. Electromagnetic effects were noted. Six red lights were observed by a group of male witnesses on the ocean for two minutes.
Source:  Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  April 1 1950
Location:  Baleares Islands, Spain
Time:  
Summary:  An object was observed and photographed. One object was observed by three witnesses.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques


Date:  April 1 1950
Location:  Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time:  0420
Summary:  Time: 420; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: good; Area: Los Alamos, New Mexico; Direction: South to north; Altitude: 75° above horizon; Color: white light; Train: none; Duration: one second or less; Sound: none; Shape: round; Disappearance: disappeared behind building.
Source:  AFOSI 


Date:  April 1 1950
Location:  North St Louis, Missouri
Time:  Morning
Summary:  A group of objects was observed by one witness.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 1 1950
Location:  Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Time:   19:00
Summary:  Nautical UFO. Boat crew watches ovoid object dive into sea, column of water shoots up.   One ovoid object was observed on the ocean (Ragni).
Source:  Boncompagni, Solas UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953) Tedeschi, Firenze, 1974


Date:  April 1 1950
Location:  Monterey, California
Time:   19:35
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for five minutes (McNally).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Haute Autriche, Austria
Time:  
Summary:  A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Elizabeth, Illinois
Time:   03:15
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Lee).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Time:   03:50
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Petrowitsch, Pablo 


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  General Pacheco Aerod, Argentina
Time:  04:12
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Petrowitsch, Pablo 


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Tipp City, Near Wright-Patterson, Ohio
Time:   05:00
Summary:  Two brilliant nocturnal lights hover and maneuver, fly to the south, fly to the west, hover over Wright-Patterson AFB. Independent witnesses. Two objects were observed by nine witnesses at an airfield for over 60 minutes (Robinson).
Source:  APRO


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Nara Visa, New Mexico
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  Several objects were observed by one witness (Griffin).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 2 1950
Location:  Butler, Pennsylvania
Time:   14:00
Summary:  One silver football-shaped object, about 150 feet across, was observed by three witnesses on a road for over one minute (Hickman).
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 3 1950
Location:  Gijon, Asturias, Spain
Time:   21:15
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Stendek 


Date:  April 4 1950
Location:  Grieskirchen, Oberoesterreich, Austri
Time:  05:00
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis


Date:  April 4 1950
Location:  Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Time:  05:00
Summary:  Objects were observed. They departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. Several lights were observed by two witnesses at an airfield for five minutes.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 4 1950
Location:  Lisboa, Portugal
Time:  Night
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques 


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  San Jose, California
Time:   11:20
Summary:  Dull white disc flies over, lost behind trees rapidly to the northwest in 18 seconds.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  Ironwood, Michigan
Time:  14:15
Summary:  Two objects were observed by more than three witnesses.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  Denver, Colorado
Time:  14:40
Summary:  2 Silver disc spin and dip, wobble and maneuver for 10 minutes.
Source:  Hatch, Larry


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  Ahoskie, North Carolina
Time:   19:30
Summary:  Many witnesses. Very bright red rectangular “neon tube” moves to the north slowly. One red rectangular object was observed in a town for five minutes.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  Whitby, England
Time:  Evening
Summary:   Two rings were observed by several witnesses on the shore for over one minute.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 5 1950
Location:  Meteor Crater, Arizona
Time:   20:50
Summary:  White Nocturnal light hovered, made sudden extremely fast maneuvers. Shot up vertically and was out of sight in the stars.  One light was observed by several witnesses in a desert for over three minutes.
Source:  Hatch, Larry 


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Mount Carroll, Illinois
Time:  10:00
Summary:  One object was observed by three witnesses for 30 seconds (Law; Westbo).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Asmara, Maekel, Eritrea
Time:  13:00
Summary:  One object was observed by several thousand witnesses in a town for 85 minutes.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Chicago, Illinois
Time:   13:06
Summary:  Two objects were observed by one witness for six seconds (Schnedorf).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Westfield, Massachusetts
Time:  16:45
Summary:  Huge noisy saucer slowly moves to the west across sky. Makes roaring sound, sparkles. One disc, of huge size, was observed by one witness in a residential area for five minutes (Krygowski; Sevila). A roaring sound was heard.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 6 1950
Location:  Salamanca, Spain
Time:  19:30
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported in a city.
Source:  Ballester Olmos, Vicente-Juan 


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Duncannon, Pennsylvania
Time:  
Summary:  Two railroad employees see saucer the size of a large plane 3000 feet feet over train. A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by two male witnesses on a railroad for five minutes (Peary).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Newark, New Jersey
Time:  
Summary:   Electromagnetic effects were noted. A transient unexplained phenomenon was reported.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  St Ignace, Michigan
Time:  
Summary:  Two ferrymen watch saucer race all over sky over Strait. Plasmaglow. One disc was observed by two male witnesses at a lake for five minutes (Angelson).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Jericho, Israel
Time:  
Summary:  Two silver discs fly north rapidly to the south. Clearly seen.
Source:  Lumieres dans la Nuit


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Fort Madison, Iowa
Time:   11:00
Summary:  Silver rotating disc flies by pen factory, leaving shower of sparks behind it. One silver disc was observed by four witnesses at a factory for over one minute.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Long Beach, California
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  Pink pancake object flips across sky. Source: Brawley, California newspapers. A flying disc was observed. One pink disc was observed by two military witnesses on the shore for over one minute.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Time:   16:30
Summary:  Blue-white UFO with lightning tail seen by children playing baseball game. One blue-white object was observed by several children at a park for two minutes (Turkle).
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date: April 7, 1950
Location: Logan Airport, Boston,Massachusetts.        BBU
Time: 16:55
Summary: CAA Watch Supv. Connelly and 3 controllers saw a deep-blue ellipsoid object in the W at 15° elevation moving SW-NE opposite the winds, changing back to blue, split into 2 blue lights revolving around each other then separate, change to white then cherry-red, increasing to 45° elevation, disappearing in NE. Overcast at 16,000 ft.  10 mins binoculars
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 65-68; FUFOR Index


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Time:  18:29
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses (Widman).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  El Centro, California
Time:  22:00
Summary:  Hundreds of nocturnal lights. Some hover, others dart about.  Several hundred lights were observed by several witnesses on a farm for over 60 minutes.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Oba, Ontario, Canada & Eton, Ontario, Canada
Time:  Night
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses for over one minute (Brenell).
Source:  Newspaper, Bloecher, Ted R. 


Date:  April 7 1950
Location:  Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Time:   23:30
Summary:  One object was observed by three witnesses (Baker).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 8 1950
Location:  San Francisco, California
Time:  
Summary:  Two disc shaped objects buzz house, stop, go up and around like a game of tag. Two discs were observed by one witness in a city for two minutes.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 8 1950
Location:  Niort, Poitou-Charentes, France
Time:  00:00
Summary:  Two objects were observed for over four minutes (Dangibeault).
Source:  Poher, Claude Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag Author, undated


Date: April 8, 1950
Location: Kokomo, Indiana     BBU 706
Time: 2 a.m. 
Summary: Earl Baker saw a grey metallic disc, 50 ft in diameter, 15 ft thick, top-shaped with a “conning tower” at the top and three ports on the rim giving off a blue light. Hovered for 2 mins about 200 ft away, slowly spinning and oscillating, then flew away to the N. Baker aroused from sleep by his dog.
Source: Berliner; cf. Vallée Magonia 75


Date: April 8 1950
LocationAmarillo, Texas
Time:  11:00 or 15:00
Summary: David Lightfoot, age 12, and his brother Charles age 9,saw a disc land behind a hill. They were able to walk up to it and touch it. It was the size of a car tire, about 30 cm high, with a rounded top that rotated. It had a pivot between the base and the top. It took off very fast toward northeast . The faces and arms of the boys later became red with welts.
Source: APRO


Date:  April 8 1950
Location:  Shelby, North Carolina
Time:   12:00
Summary:  One object was observed by five witnesses on a farm for over two minutes (Limerick).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:  April 8 1950
Location:  Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Time:  Daytime
Summary:   One object was observed by several witnesses (Camps).
Source:  Poher, Claude Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag Author, undated


Date:  April 8 1950
Location:  Henderson, Kentucky
Time:  Afternoon
Summary:  30 feet diameter “oil drums” fly by in formation, left trail of smoke. Cigar-shaped objects were observed. Several cylinders, about 40 feet across, were observed by three witnesses on a farm for over one minute (Sowards).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 9 1950
Location:  Fort Ord, California
Time:   08:00
Summary:  One object, about 10 feet across, was observed by four witnesses (as reported to the police) at a military facility for five minutes (Cross).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 9 1950
Location:  Hapeville, Georgia
Time:   13:00
Summary:  Silent bright red 6m long pencil shaped object flies to the south, flickers like neon light. One red cylinder, about 20 feet across, was observed in a town for over one minute.
Source:  Hitt, Michael Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987


Date:  April 9 1950
Location:  Preston, England
Time:  Afternoon
Summary:  One object was observed by three female children.
Source:  Awareness


Date:  April 10 1950
Location:  York, Pennsylvania
Time:  10:45
Summary:  Smoke. 9 men on road crew heard whine, saw 6m wide saucer 150m overhead, spewing fire and smoke. Had no propellers. One disc, about 20 feet across, was observed by nine witnesses on a road for two minutes (Jenkins). A whining sound was heard.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 10 1950
Location:  Lindsborg, Kansas
Time:   11:30
Summary:   One object was observed for over one minute (Patchin).
Source:  Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date:  April 10 1950
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses (Hardy).
Source:  Newspaper


Date: April 10, 1950
Location: Brookley AFB and Bates Field, Mobile, Alabama       BBU
Time: 2 p.m. 
Summary: USAF control tower operator, civilian tower operator and pilots of 2 aircraft saw an object flying to the NE or E over Brookley AFB at 3,500 ft altitude about 45° elevation from Brookley tower.  30 secs
Source: Willy Smith files


Date:  April 10 1950
Location:  Bristol, Virginia
Time:  16:05
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for six seconds (Wood).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 11 1950
Location:  San Francisco, California
Time:  Noon
Summary:  One object was observed by four witnesses (Montez).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 11 1950
Location:  Alatri, Lazio, Italy
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported (Ceccarelli).
Source:  Boncompagni, Solas UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953) Tedeschi, Firenze, 1974


Date:  April 11 1950
Location:  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Time:   23:40
Summary:  One disc was observed by one male witness briefly (Finn).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 12 1950
Location:  Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Time:   12:00
Summary:  Two brothers travelling in light truck saw UFO low over olive trees, disk shaped one m. in diameter. It disappeared at very high speed in few seconds.
Source:  Rogerson, Peter Worldwide Catalog of Type 1 Reports


Date:  April 12 1950
Location:  Buffalo, New York
Time:   23:57
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness (Williams).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 12 1950
Location:  
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Summary:  
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Date:  April 13 1950
Location:  Genes, Italy
Time:  
Summary:  A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 13 1950
Location:  Kundl, Austria
Time:  08:40
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  April 13 1950
Location:  Montclair, New Jersey
Time:  19:30
Summary:  Less than 12 objects were observed by two witnesses for 30 minutes (Delapena).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 14 1950
Location:  Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time:  
Summary:  An abduction of a witness was reported. One object, about 80 feet across, was observed by one male 23-year-old witness for 4M minutes (Restier).
Source:  FSR


Date: April 14, 1950
Location: Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey (BBU 711)
Time: 02:30  
Summary: Army M/Sgt. James saw 4 rectangular, amber objects, about 3 ft by 4 ft, change speed and direction rapidly, rising and falling as a group.  3-4 min
Source: Berliner


Date:  April 14 1950
Location:  Camarasa, Lleida, Spain
Time:  12:00
Summary:  People saw UFO come down in water of lake at hydro-electric plant. It floated for a while, then submerged. 
Source:  Rogerson, Peter World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports


Date:  April 15 1950
Location:  Danville, Iowa
Time:   Around 1100
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Albright).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 15 1950
Location:  Davenport, Iowa
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Rome, Lazio, Italy
Time:  
Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Three discs were observed.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Ludlow, Massachusetts
Time:   10:30
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported at a mountain for seven minutes.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Burlington, Iowa
Time:   10:45
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses for several minutes (Weisal).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Bristol, Virginia
Time:  Around 1100
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses (Rush; Trivett).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Salem, Illinois
Time:   1545
Summary:  One object was observed by three witnesses (Bachman).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 16 1950
Location:  Moorsele, Belgium
Time:  22:25
Summary:  One object was observed by two male witnesses (Degraeve).
Source:  Bonabot, Jacques  Catalog of Belgian Cases


Date:  April 16 1950
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Date:  April 17 1950
Location:  Montmartre, France
Time:  
Summary:  London edition of New York Herald reports local viewers over Montmarte, Paris.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date:  April 17 1950
Location:  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Time:  
Summary:   Electromagnetic effects were noted. A transient unexplained phenomenon was reported.
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date:  April 17 1950
Location:  Fonda, Iowa
Time:  Morning
Summary:  Several objects were observed by several witnesses (Rocknagel).
Source:  Doubt Magazine


Date: April 17 1950
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time: 15:30
Summary: One of the observers, a scientist from the University of California Personnel Division watched one of the three objects thru a telescope and said that it looked flat, metallic and was roughly circular and about nine feet in diameter
Source: UFOs Continue To Visit Nuclear Energy Sites By George D. Fawcett


Date: April 17 1950
Location: Santiago Del Estero Argentina
Time: 1700
Summary: A laborer working out in the fields watched a huge metallic disc shaped craft slowly descend over the area; it had a rotating metallic flange in the middle and flashing multi-colored lights. The witness was able to see several tall men like figures inside the object that appeared to be operating some controls. The men appeared to be wearing tight-fitting silvery outfits. The craft suddenly gave off a bright flash of light and ascended at very high speed, disappearing from sight.
Source: Roberto Banchs & Richard Heiden


Date:  April 17 1950
Location:  Springfield, Massachusetts
Time:   20:20
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were observed by two teenage witnesses in a city for over one minute.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date: April 17 1950
Location: Salamanca, Spain
Time: midnight
Summary: A witness reported seeing a hovering disc-shaped object over the city. Through a transparent section on the craft he was able to distinguish several “human-like” figures moving around.
Source: Luis Gonzalez Manso, First-Humcat


Date:  April 18 1950
Location:  Pullman, Washington
Time:  10:30
Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Three discs were observed by three witnesses for seven minutes (Premo).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 18 1950
Location:  Sherman, Texas
Time:  10:50
Summary:  Two military wives saw 18-20 flat silent silver discs race rapidly to the north, maneuvered for 4-5 minutes. 
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date: April 18, 1950
Location: Near Memphis, Texas      BBU
Time: 9 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (CST). 
Summary: CAA observers in Clarendon, Texas, saw unidentified object to the SE while observers in Childress about 50 miles SE saw object to NW and triangulated stationary object midway in between near Memphis, for 3+ hrs beginning at 9 a.m., which did not move significantly despite winds aloft. Northrop engineering test pilot Max Stanley and observers Lloyd Balsam and Sam F. West were asked to intercept object as they were about to take off in F-61C (AF 8357) from Amarillo on an MX-775 test (Navaho cruise missile celestial guidance test), and a B-36 also took off from Ft. Worth to intercept.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date:  April 18 1950
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Time:  After 1500
Summary:  One cigar-shaped object was observed by several witnesses (Chennault).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 18 1950
Location:  Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Time:  Night
Summary:   Several discs were observed.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Time:  
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Calexico, California
Time:   03:00
Summary:  Three dark discs were observed by two experienced male witnesses (as reported to the police) for 20 minutes. No sound was heard.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Anderson, Missouri
Time:   06:00
Summary:  Swarm of 80 or more 4 – 5′ wide saucers causes 30 minute traffic jam east of town. Fly to the east at sunrise.
Source:  Bloecher, Ted R. 


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Clarendon, Texas
Time:  Morning
Summary:  A silver, cigar-shaped object was sighted by a pilot in the morning sky over Clarendon, Texas . It flew slowly and vertically. 
Source:  Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Blackfoot, Idaho
Time:  22:00
Summary:  One object was observed by four witnesses for a few seconds (Dewitt).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 19 1950
Location:  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Time:   23:00
Summary:  More than one object was observed by over 200 witnesses for 30 minutes (Fallow).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 20 1950
Location:  Houston, Texas
Time:   03:00
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses for over one minute (Easterling).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 20 1950
Location:  Lorient, Bretagne, France
Time:   18:00
Summary:  Disc flies rapidly to the south toward sea, fast. One disc was observed by several witnesses on the shore for over one minute.
Source:  Lumieres dans la Nuit


Date:  April 20 1950
Location:  Bruges, Belgium
Time:   21:40
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses for several minutes.
Source:  Bonabot, Jacques Catalog of Belgian Cases


Date:  April 20 1950
Location:  Stamford, Connecticut
Time:   22:00
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date: April 20, 1950
Location: Lufkin Texas
Time:  23:00
Summary: Jack Robertson was driving about night 13 km west of town when he saw a round object about 3 m in diameter hovering about 7 m above him with a dull red glow. It took off with a “whooshing roar” as sparks flew from a slot under it. Minutes later the witness felt a burning sensation on his face.
Source: Magonia 77; (FS Jul., 59)


Date:  April 21 1950
Location:  Trinidad, Colorado
Time:  Afternoon
Summary:  Two objects were observed by more than three witnesses for a few seconds (Muniz).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 21 1950
Location:  Dolsach, Austria
Time:   20:30
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported (Jeller).
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  April 21 1950
Location:  Salzburg, Austria
Time:  20:30
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses briefly (Chiba).
Source:  NICAP 


Date:  April 22 1950
Location:  Princeton, Missouri
Time:  Morning
Summary:  Flying disc speeds by, several separate farmers as witnesses. Trails white smoke. On this morning in Princeton, Missouri several farmers, including one named Kincaid, saw a flying disc speed by, leaving a trail of white smoke.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 22 1950
Location:  Rangely, Colorado
Time:   19:00
Summary:  One object was observed.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques 


Date:  April 23 1950
Location:  Balearic Islands, Spain
Time:  
Summary:  An object was observed and photographed. One disc was observed (Muller).
Source:  Hall, Richard H. The UFO Evidence NICAP, Washington, 1964


Date:  April 23 1950
Location:  Morinville, Alberta, Canada
Time:   03:00
Summary:  One object, about 40 feet across, was observed by two witnesses for over one minute (Campbell).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 23 1950
Location:  Carbondale, Illinois
Time:  Afternoon
Summary:  A hovering object was observed. One disc was observed by one experienced male witness on a highway briefly (Gene; Holt, Don).
Source:  Flying Saucers, Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date: April 23, 1950
Location: Redbud, Illinois
Time:  16:00
Summary: Objects were observed and photographed. Three domed discs were observed by a male witness (Margen, D).
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Time:  
Summary:  A flying disc was observed and photographed. One disc was observed.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Palma Majorca, Spain
Time:  
Summary:  A flying disc was observed and photographed. One disc was observed by three witnesses (Muller).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Ansonia, Connecticut
Time:   00:30
Summary:  Object like half-moon with squared off end sighted by police and restaurant proprietor, moved unevenly through sky. At 12:30 a.m. three men watched a crescent-shaped object maneuver through the sky over Ansonia, Connecticut . The object looked like a half-moon with a squared off end, and was sighted by two policemen and a restaurant proprietor. It moved unevenly thru the sky.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Laramie, Wyoming
Time:  17:07
Summary:  One object was observed by more than four witnesses at a college for over two minutes (Kostal).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Wilmington, North Carolina
Time:   Around 2000
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Charleston & Columbia, South Carolina
Time:  Around 2000
Summary:  One object was observed by numerous witnesses.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Rangely, Colorado
Time:   21:45
Summary:   One object was observed by three witnesses for ten minutes (Jay).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 24 1950
Location:  Abbiate Guazzone, Italy
Time:   22:00
Summary:  Between Tradate and Abbiate at 22:00, 42-year-old Bruno Facchini heard and saw sparks coming from a dark, hovering object, near which a man dressed in tight-fitting clothes and wearing a helmet seemed to be making repairs. Three other 5.9-foot-tall pallid beings, each wearing a diver’s suit and helmet, were seen near the craft. Bruno is hit with a light beam. When the work was finished, a trap through which light had been shining was closed and the thing took off. The witness had the time to note many details of the machine and its occupants. After the UFO departs, it leaves behind traces of a strange frictionless metal in the soil. A physical analysis was made. Physiological effects were noted. Attracted by a flickering light, Bruno Facchini, 40, came upon an oblate spheroid 10 meters wide and 6 meters high, from which a little flight of steps led to the ground. Its surface was chequered by stripes; around it was a circle of pipes in threes. Inside the UFO, Facchini could see pipes, cylinders, and gauges. 3 or 4 men of normal height, in “diving suits,” were seen; one seemed to be welding a pipe; all moved slowly. The suits had “earphones” and transparent faceplates, which seemed to contain liquid; the faces behind the faceplates were pale. Facchini walked up and asked if they needed help; the men gesticulated and replied something like “Grr…Grr…” Realizing they were extraterrestrial, Facchini ran; one of the men pointed a “camera” at him, which emitted a force beam that knocked him down. He lay there terrified and saw the repairman finish his work, the stairs fold up, and the object rise vertically with loud drone and a “chuff.” The next day 4 round marks were found, forming a 6 meter square, as well as several bits of metal, identified on analysis as an “antifriction” leaded bronze. Pains in his back lasted for a month.
Source:  Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


DateApril 24 1950: Alien Encounter at Varese, Italy


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Ansonia, Connecticut,
Time:  01:30
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses for over four minutes (Foley).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Time:  02:45
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness (Johnston).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah,
Time:  03:00
Summary:  A series of unknown lights and UFOs, “flying icebox”, surrounded by aura of spears over Ammunition Storage Area, Dougway Mtn. 24 hour search. A series of unknown lights and UFOs where seen near the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah . A “flying icebox,” surrounded by aura of spears was seen over the Ammunition Storage Area near Dougway Mountain at 3:00 a.m. A 24-hour search of the area ensued.
Source:  Gross, Loren E. UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July Author, Fremont, 1982


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  East Palo Alto, California
Time:  Dawn
Summary:  One object was observed by three witnesses for over one minute (White).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Beeville, Texas
Time:  10:14
Summary:  Saucer shaped object left vapor-like trail, disappeared from sight in three minutes.
Source:  Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Seattle, Washington
Time:  14:00
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for 24 seconds (Fitzgerald).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Time:  16:00
Summary:  At 4:00 p.m. a 200 foot long cone-shaped device flew over the Vancouver, British Columbia airport at 15,000 feet altitude, and there were many calls to the police and news media. A white substance hung about the tail of the object but it left no condensation trail. The sighting lasted one minute.
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Lulu Island, British Columbia, Canada
Time:  18:30
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness (Jackson; Price).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Time:  19:45
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses for a few seconds (Fancy)
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 25 1950
Location:  Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Time:  23:55
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness briefly (Sillak).
Source:  Newspaper


Date:  April 27 1950
Location:  Alamogordo, New Mexico      BBU
Time:  Morning
Summary:  Charles Riggs and other members of USAF contractor Land-Air, Inc were preparing for an MX-776A Shrike air- to-ground missile test. The Askania theodolite crews saw, tracked, and filmed four high flying objects on a cinetheodolite at station P-10 and a theodolite at station M-7. Triangulation resulted in a calculation of 30 feet size and 150,000 foot altitude for the “high speed” objects located between Holloman AFB and Tularosa Peak.The guided missile test range at White Sands is fully instrumented to track high, fast-moving objects–the guided missiles. Located over an area of many square miles there are camera stations equipped with cinetheodolite cameras and linked together by a telephone system. On April 27, 1950, a guided missile had been fired, and as it roared up into the stratosphere and fell back to earth, the camera crews had recorded its flight. All the crews had started to unload their cameras when one of them spotted an object streaking across the sky. By April 1950 every person at White Sands was UFO-conscious, so one member of the camera crew grabbed a telephone headset, alerted the other crews, and told them to get pictures. Unfortunately only one camera had film in it, the rest had already been unloaded, and before they could reload, the UFO was gone. The photos from the one station showed only a smudgy dark object. About all the film proved was that something was in the air and whatever it was, it was moving.
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:  April 27 1950
Location:  
Time:  
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Source:  Newspaper


Date: April 27, 1950
Location: 10 miles NE of Camp Haugen, near Hachinohe, Japan (BBU)
Time: 2:45 p.m. 
Summary: Misawa AFB 7th Fighter Bomber Sq USAF pilot 2nd Lt. James Henry Petty was flying F-80C jet fighter in a slight turn to the left at 25,000 ft 320 mph (IAS?) heading NE about 45° azimuth to meet up with a lead aircraft (apparently another F-80C) piloted by Lt. Sofbom of 7th Fighter Bomber Sq, also heading NE at 45° at this point in a sharper gradual left turn, when he saw an unidentified object about 3 miles away at his 2 o’clock position (about ENE) following the lead aircraft in a tracking position about 1,000 ft below and to the right-rear [about 5 o’clock position roughly 1 mile away] from the lead aircraft traveling about 275-300 mph, silhouetted against clouds. During the lead aircrafts wide left turn that eventually resulted in a 260° heading, the UFO accelerated and pulled up to level position [at 3 o’clock] and climbed to the lead planes altitude while the F-80C rapidly approached and overflew both the lead aircraft and UFO, having to climb (slightly) to avoid collision [now heading about NW about 315°], but getting “a very good look from the top and both sides” of the UFO, Petty saw that it was a rectangular cream-colored flat object appearing to be made of “muslin” about 20 ft high, 60 ft long, but only about 2 inches thick, oriented vertically, not reflecting sunlight despite bright sun, no exhaust, no apparent means of propulsion, not wavering or fluttering. Petty first thought it was an aerial tow target but knew there was no aerial gunnery scheduled. After being overflown, UFO pulled away from lead aircraft, accelerated to 600 mph on a 330° heading [climbed to 28,000 ft?], overtook and crossed in front of Petty’s F-80C from behind and left to right [from about Petty’s 7 o’clock to 1 o’clock positions] and disappeared in the distance against a clear sky. Similar incident next day near Wakkanai. 
Source: Jan Aldrich; Weinstein


Date: April 27, 1950
Location:Plymouth,Massachusetts       BBU
Time: 0900 hours
Summary: At 9:00 a.m. a U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre jet had an encounter with a flat oval-shaped object near Plymouth, Massachusetts . The object was light brown in color, climbed away from the jet, and at 28,000 feet turned and flew away. 
Source: Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date: April 27, 1950
Location: Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico (BBU)
Time:
Summary: While preparing for an MX-776A Shrike air-to-ground missile test Charles Riggs and other members of USAF contract Land-Air, Inc., Askania theodolite crews saw, tracked, filmed 4 high flying objects on a cinetheodolite at station P-10 and a theodolite at station M-7. Triangulation resulted in 30 ft size and 150,000 ft altitude for the “high speed” objects located between Holloman AFB and Tularosa Peak.
Source: Sparks


Date:  April 27 1950
Location:  White Sands, New Mexico
Time:  Daytime
Summary:  An object was observed and photographed. One object was observed by several military witnesses.
Source:  Ruppelt, Edward J. Report on Unidentified Flying Objects Doubleday, Garden City, 1956


Date:  April 27 1950
Location:  Osuna, Sevilla, Spain
Time:  17:30
Summary:  A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by two witnesses.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date: April 27, 1950
Location: Near South Bend (or Goshen?), Indiana. (BBU)
Time: 8:25 p.m. 
Summary: Trans World Airlines Flight 117 pilot Capt. Robert Adickes and FO Robert F. Manning heading W en route to Chicago in a DC-3 at about 200 mph and 2,000 ft altitude saw off to the right well to the rear a bright red disc-shaped object, 5:1 to 10:1 width/height ratio, no trail, angular size of an orange at 20 ft, rolling on edge vertically on a parallel course to their plane overtaking it gradually in about 2 mins at slightly below 2,000 ft altitude until it reached about 100° relative bearing about 1/2 mile away. Adickes and stewardess Gloria Henshaw were then called in to watch, as well as at least 11 passengers including Boeing engineers C. H. Jenkins and D. C. Bourland, executives E. J. Fitzgerald, S. N. Miller, et al. When airliner was turned toward the object it veered off at 400 mph dropping down to about 1,500 ft headed N (or NNW), presenting edge on view, disappearing in a few mins. Adickes/Manning Case
Source: McDonald 1968; Project 1947; Keyhoe 1953; NICAP


Date:  April 27 1950
Location:  Stamford, Connecticut
Time:  Around 2200
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses (Jordan).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Milano, Italy
Time:  
Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Two discs were observed.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date: April 28, 1950
Location: About 2 miles W. of Wakkanai, Japan                                              BBU
Time: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Summary: Misawa AFB 9th Fighter Bomber Sq USAF pilot 1st Lt. James H. Harvey flew an F-80C jet to attempt to intercept unidentified target tracked by Radar Site #18 without success. After 1 hr, at 12:30 p.m., while flying due N 360° about 2 miles W of Wakkanai at 300 mph (IAS?) at 30,000 ft Harvey saw an object about 7 miles to his left in the W on a S 180° heading at 600-650 mph and lost it in the clouds or over the top of the clouds after about 5 secs. Object apparently circled around at high speed in about 10 secs [roughly 8 miles or about 3,000 mph] reappearing on Harvey’s right [at around 2 o’clock position] and continued to circle from right to left in front of the F-80C apparently still at 10,000 ft and closer [roughly 1 mile], was seen ‘clearly’ contrasted against the ocean. Object was a white square 12 x 12 ft (height x length) thin, appearing somewhat like an aerial tow target, oriented vertically, with no evidence of propulsion, exhaust, control surfaces or lights. Object was lost after about 5 secs when it blended in with the lower overcast clouds on about 270° W heading [roughly 10 o’clock from F-80C possibly 3 miles range]. F-80C had been in continuous radio contact with Radar Site #18 during UFO sightings but radar was unable to track either the UFO or the F-80C. Harvey had another F-80 in sight the entire time. Harvey descended to 18,000 ft and searched for the UFO for 15 mins without success. Similar incident previous day near Camp Haugen, Japan.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Grants Pass, Oregon
Time:  Morning
Summary:  One object was observed by six witnesses at an airport for 20 minutes (Hayes).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Time:   09:15
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported.
Source:  Stendek 


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Time:  Daytime
Summary:   A daytime disc was reported.
Source:  Hill, H. Edward Catalog Through 1950


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Seattle, Washington
Time:  15:30
Summary:  One object was observed by 30 witnesses for a few seconds (Loughead).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Klamath Falls, Oregon
Time:  21:30
Summary:  One object was observed by several witnesses briefly (Gheller; Southwell).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 28 1950
Location:  Chicago, Illinois
Time:  22:00
Summary:  Two objects were observed by one witness for a few seconds (Scott).
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 29 1950
Location:  Juneau, Alaska
Time:  
Summary:  Objects were observed and videotaped. Animal reactions to the objects were reported. Eight objects were observed (Conrad).
Source:  Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950


Date:  April 30 1950
Location:  Mount Joy, Iowa
Time:  10:00
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses (Wedemyer).
Source:  Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date:  April 30 1950
Location:  Burlington, Iowa
Time:   Around 1000
Summary:  One object was observed.
Source:  Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date:  April 30 1950
Location:  Savannah, Georgia
Time:  20:00
Summary:  At around 8:00 p.m. police and five other independent witnesses in Savannah, Georgia reported seeing an upside-down, hat-shaped disc with small fins. It was an estimated 15 meters in diameter. It hovered for a few seconds, then shot off toward the southeast.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  April 30 1950
Location:  Centralia, Washington
Time:  Evening
Summary:  Eight objects were observed by one male witness briefly (Goelitzer).
Source:  Newspaper


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