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Date:  February 1950
Location:  Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Time:  02:00
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness briefly (Lee).
Source: NICAP 


Date:  February 1950
Location:  Massachusetts
Time: Daytime
Summary:  USN F6F-5 Hellcat incident. Three large disc-shaped objects seen by fighter pilot at 10,000 feet altitude. Pilot attempted to contact tower, but tower would not answer due to accident at airfield.
Source: Aldrich, Jan 


Date:  February 1, 1950
Location:  Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Time: 17:00
Summary:  Fiery object with heavy trail of smoke approached airfield, ATCs thought at first was aircraft on fire. Slows, flies off. B-29 chased. One fiery fireball, about 600 feet across, was observed by more than two male military witness, two of them experienced observers, at an airfield for two minutes (Jones).
Source: Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucers Are Real Fawcett 107, New York, 1950


Date:  February 1, 1950
Location:  St John’S, Newfoundland, Canada
Time: Night
Summary:  One object was observed by two witnesses for 12 seconds (Walsh).
Source: Arnold, Kenneth Coming of the Saucers Authors, Amherst, 1952


Date:  Feb. 2, 1950                   BBU
Location:  Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Ariz.
Time: 
Summary:  USAF bomber pilot saw object trailing smoke.
Source: Weinstein; BB files??


Date:  February 3, 1950
Location:  North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Time: 21:00
Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Two blue discs, about 10 feet across, were observed by numerous witnesses in a town for a few seconds (Giroux).
Source: Newspaper 


Date:  February 4, 1950
Location:  Duluth, Minnesota
Time: 16:15
Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for 18 seconds (Magie).
Source: NICAP 


Date:  Feb. 5, 1950                          BBU
Location:  Teaticket, Mass.
Time: 5:10 p.m.
Summary:  Marvin Odom, former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, USAF Lt. Philip Foushee, pilot from Otis AFB, and 2 others saw 2 thin, illuminated cylinders, one dropped a fireball, both maneuvered together then disappeared high and fast.       5 mins
Source: Berliner


Date:  February 8, 1950
Location:  Berthelot, Algeria
Time: 15:00
Summary:  Three objects were observed.
Source: Vallee, Jacques 


Date:  Feb. 8, 1950                         BBU
Location:  Tampa, Florida
Time: 11:45 p.m.
Summary:   USAF crew of B-29 bomber saw 300 ft long 30 ft wide rocket-shaped object flying at 2,000+ mph. [Eastern Airlines??]                    multiple?
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date:  February 11, 1950
Location:  Pacific Grove, California
Time: Dusk
Summary:  A daytime disc was observed by one female witness (Kays).
Source: Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date:  February 13, 1950
Location:  San Martin, Mendoza, Villa Ballester, Lanus, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Argentina
Time: 00:30
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source: Petrowitsch, Pablo 


Date:  February 13, 1950
Location:  Norre Nebel, Denmark
Time:  21:00
Summary:  Disc over farm, maneuvered, vanished in a flash. Second disc passed over area. See references AFU Sweden. Flying discs were observed. Two discs were observed on the ocean for eight minutes.
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date:  February 13, 1950
Location:  Zaragoza, Spain
Time:  23:30
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source: Ballester Olmos, Vicente-Juan 


Date:  February 14, 1950
Location:  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Time:  00:30
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source: Petrowitsch, Pablo 


Date:  February 14, 1950
Location:  Wattens, Tirol, Austria
Time:  09:30
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported.
Source: Schoenherr, Luis


Date:  February 15, 1950
Location:  Sandia, New Mexico
Time: 15:30
Summary:  Time: 1530; Number of Observers: 1; Reliability: unknown; Area: Sandia Base, New Mexico; Direction: from NW to W; Altitude: 45° downward above horizon; Color: appeared red& green; Train: Yes; Duration: 30; Sound: none; Shape: round; Size: that of a normal marble; Speed: like shooting star trail; Disappearance: faded out.
Source: AFOSI


Date:  February 16, 1950
Location:  Mount Hamilton, California
Time: Night
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported at an observatory (Shane).
Source: Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967


Date:  February 17, 1950
Location:  Alcoy, Spain
Time: Dawn
Summary:  A daytime disc was reported.
Source: Ballester Olmos, Vicente-Juan


Date:  February 18, 1950
Location:  Duvall, Washington
Time:  05:20
Summary:  Farmer saw bright Nocturnal light fly to the east, blinking on and off slowly. Suddenly made a zigzagging departure. An object was observed. It zig-zagged through the air. One light was observed by one witness on a farm for two minutes (Helgeson).
Source: Sullivan, Edward 


Date:  February 18 1950
Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Time: 08:30 p.m.
Summary:  Farmer Christian Sandersen and his wife claimed to have seen two flying saucers over their farmhouse. One saucer stayed airborne while the other landed and disintegrated into thousands of brightly glowing sparks. Apparently nothing was found at the site and little more is known about this particular case.One finds in a Californian newspaper information coming from Copenhagen, Denmark, according to which farmer Christian Sandersen and his wife said to have seen two flying saucers, one passing above the roof the farm, the other landing in their yard court and disaggregating in less than one minute in thousands of sparks. It is said that the saucer had a shining light at its bottom of transparent aspect and “flew a red ribbon”.In an Italian “Nazi saucers” book, the case is that according to the local press, on February 18, 1950, in Zealand, Denmark, Christian Sandersen, owner of a small patch of ground on the East coast, saw two flying saucers flying by night several miles out on the sea. One flew high, the other only at 500 meters, seemingly hesitating on the course to take and coming down to 150 meters. The higher saucer allegedly joined it, and after several minutes, flew away, while the other burst into a blinding ball of flames.A similar but later and briefer version considers the case is a UFO crash and indicates that the saucer had landed before exploding. Lastly, a Danish source gives a version which is said to come from Marie, Sandersen’s wife, quite different, since the first “saucer” is a 50 centimeters red bar, and the second, no bigger, is said to have hovered within a few meters of the bedroom window of the couple, illuminating the room, and instead of exploding it disappeared “as if one had switched the light off.”In addition to major divergences between the available sources, it is quite amazing that the case entered a catalogue of “encounters with humanoids”, as none is reported.
Source: Kevin D Randle, A History of UFO Crashes


Date:  February 19, 1950
Location:  Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Time:  07:20
Summary:  An object was observed and photographed. One bullet-shaped object, about 300 feet across, was observed by 11 witnesses at a mountain (Bicknell).
Source: Newspaper 


Date:  February 20, 1950
Location:  Leutasch,  Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Time: Around 2000
Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported (Ahrens). 
Source: Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  February 21, 1950
Location:  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Time: 04:55
Summary:  Dark red torpedo flies slowly. Seen by three in truck and several others. At 4:55 a.m. in Durban, South Africa three men in a truck and several other people witnessed a dark red, torpedo-shaped object that had a dark center, flying straight and level.
Source: Project Bluebook


Date:  Feb. 22, 1950
Location:  Key West, Fla.
Time: 
Summary:  Navy pilots, others, saw glowing UFO, confirmed by radar. 
Source: Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucers Are Real Fawcett 107, New York, 1950


Date:  February 22, 1950
Location:  Acilia, Italy
Time:  00:00
Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported (Mineo).
Source: Data-Net Report


Date:  February 22, 1950
Location:  Pinckneyville, Illinois
Time: Daytime
Summary:  Two in private plane sight disc, 60 feet diameter, flying at 5000-6000 feet altitude. Shoots away as plane gets near.  One disc, about 80 feet across, was observed by two witnesses, a married couple, in-flight for five minutes (Lemmon).
Source: Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  February 23, 1950
Location:  Captain Arturo Prat Base, Antarctica
Time: 
Summary:  An object was observed. Animal reactions to the object were reported. One object was observed on the ice.
Source: Edwards, Frank Flying Saucers – Serious Business Lyle Stuart, New York, 1966


Date:   Feb. 24, 1950          BBU 642
Location:  Albuquerque & Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time: 13:15 – 14:00  
Summary:  While tracking a weather balloon from atop TWA Bld. at the Municipal Airport, 1.5 mins (theod). Weather Observer Luther B. McDonald saw crossing the field of view in the theodolite a white, round object not quite as elongated as an egg, darkened on the top-left side, flying straight and level from about 20° to 23° elevation at about 110° azimuth in the E apparently on a trajectory towards them on about a 240° to 270° heading, covering 2° in 1-1/2 mins [probable round-off in angles so that elevation may have changed from about 20.5° to 22.5° and azimuth from about 109° to 111°]. Object’s angular size about that of the upper part of the moon as seen through theodolite [probable 21x telescope sight of David White pibal theodolite]. Lost sight when shifted to weather balloon (and back). Weather Observer Harrison S. Manson also observed object with the naked eye, for about 20-30 secs, (unaided) appearing to be brilliant white like metal reflecting sunlight the apparent size of a weather balloon about to disappear in the distance, impression of flight heading to ESE [actually from ESE]. 
Source: Berliner; Jan Aldrich


Date:  Feb. 24, 1950                   BBU
Location:  Datil, New Mexico
Time: 7:30 p.m. (MST). 
Summary:  Stanfield and other Holloman AFB Photographic Branch project staff for tracking aerial phenomena at the Datil observation post saw and photographed a circular luminous object 15.31 arcmins (0.2552°) in diameter with a 3.785° long trail, using 1-5 Cineflex camera with 3-inch focal length lens. () observation post photo.
Source: Sparks; FUFOR Index


Date:  February 25, 1950
Location:  Skane, Sweden
Time: 
Summary:   One object was observed by several witnesses for 30 minutes.
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Date:  February 25, 1950
Location:  New Bedford, Massachusetts
Time:  01:20
Summary:  Silent shiny 1m wide glowing saucer hovered 300m over city incinerator, flew off rapidly to the northwest A hovering flying disc was observed. One shiny disc was observed by two witnesses in a city for 20 minutes.
Source: Hatch, Larry 


Date:  Feb. 25, 1950         BBU 645
Location:  Los Alamos, New Mexico 
Time: 13:55 – 15:55
Summary:   12 AEC Atomic Energy Security Service (AESS) inspectors saw a cylinder with tapered ends, silver and flashing, fly slow then fast, flutter and oscillate, change course.    3 secs to 2 mins
Source: Berliner


Date:  February 25, 1950
Location:  Jamesburg, New Jersey
Time: Night
Summary:  An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed by two witnesses briefly (Horan).
Source: NICAP 


Date:  February 25, 1950
Location:  Paso Hondo, Mexico
Time: Night
Summary:   Several cone-shaped objects were observed by a male witness at a village for two minutes. A whistling sound was heard.
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date:  Late February 1950
Location:  Anson, Maine
Time: Around 2100
Summary:  One object, larger than a star, was observed by one witness for several minutes (Manter).
Source: Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files


Date:  February 27, 1950
Location:  Jamesburg, New Jersey
Time: 02:30
Summary:  Metallic saucer ringed with lights, hovered low, suddenly took off with a swish. In Jamesburg, New Jersey two witnesses watched a metallic saucer-shaped object ringed with lights hovering at a low altitude, when it suddenly took off with a swishing sound.
Source: Hatch, Larry 


Date:  Feb. 27, 1950
Location:  Coulterville, IL
Time: At approximately 0700 hours, 27
Summary:   Mr. XXXXXX, DuQuoin, Illinois, was returning to DuQuoin, Illinois from Wood River, Illinois in a PT 19 aircraft accompanied by his wife when he noticed an object near Coulterville, Illinois, which appeared to be an aircraft. He gained altitude to 5000 feet where he appeared to be at the same level with the object. He described this object as being in the shape of a discus approximately 60 feet in diameter, 10 feet thick in the middle and thin at the edges. It had a high metallic shine and he could not distinguish any markings nor breaks in the metal for windows or rotors, etc. He did not notice any flames or smoke and could see no vapor trails. It appeared to be highly maneuverable and made several turns both to right and left and also moved up and down. He had this object in view for approximately 15 minutes and was as close as one-half mile away from it. …. The object appeared to tilt in the direction it intended to move but he could not distinguish any front or rear of the object. There was no visible indication of how it was powered.
Source: NARA-PBB90-1159, Fran Ridge


Date:  February 28, 1950
Location:  Messina, Sizilien, Italy
Time: 
Summary:  Nine objects 
Source: Vallee, Jacques 


Date:  February 28, 1950
Location:  Buckton, New York
Time: 
Summary:   An object was observed at close range by a male witness (McGee)
Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:  February 28, 1950
Location:  Vich, Spain
Time:  09:30
Summary:  One object was observed by more than six witnesses for over three minutes.
Source: Data-Net Report


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