Date: February 1951
Location: Unmatjera central Australia
Summary: A group of aborigines observed a shiny circular object land near a similar craft, about 12 meters in diameter. Several minutes later, a dwarf dressed in a shiny suit and having a “round shiny head” came out of one craft and entered the other; both took off with a buzzing sound.
Source: Frank Edwards
Date: Feb. 1 [2?], 1951
Location: Johnson AFB, Japan (BBU 886)
Time: 5:10 p.m. [?]
Summary: Pilot and radar operator of F-82 night fighter saw an amber light make 3-4 360° turns to the right, reverse towards the F-82 then climb out of sight.
Date: February 4 1951
Location: Sussex England
Summary: A young girl playing in her garden saw a hovering disc-shaped object with a transparent cupola on top. Inside she could see three figures wearing shiny silvery outfits apparently looking down on her. No other information.
Date: February 8 1951
Location: Iceland to Newfoundland
Summary: R5D four-engine transport Navy aircraft pilot and crew observe a translucent or metallic, saucer shaped craft, purple-red fiery ring around the perimeter and a frosted white glow around the entire object. The purple-red glow around the perimeter was the same type of glow you get around the commutator of an auto-generator when you observe it at night. Interrogate and investigated by US Air Force intelligence officers.
Date: February 14, 1951
Location: Alamogordo, N. Mex.
Summary: Two Air Force pilots, while watching a large balloon, saw a flat, round white object hovering at high altitude.
Date: February 15 1951
Location: Los Angeles, California
Summary: The 8-year old witness was at her grandmother’s house when her mother sent her out to get an item from her car. While opening the trunk, she got the feeling that she was being watched. She looked around but did not see anybody; she got the sweater and then looked up for no apparent reason. She then saw a round object hovering at about 1500 ft overhead. The object was round and had a cone-shaped bottom, with what looked like six rings around the cone. She remembers seeing some movement at the outer edge of the airframe. The craft then shot up at an extremely high rate of speed and vanished. The witness apparently lost 55 minutes of time.
Date: Feb. 15, 1951
Location: Sea of Japan, off coast of South Korea
Summary: In the early afternoon five radar contacts with high-speed objects were made by a Navy patrol plane using a AN/APS-15B radar. Objects were tracked at estimated speeds from 12,600 mph to 14,400 mph. The radar equipment appeared to be working normally.
Source: Jan Aldrich, Dan Wilson
Date: Feb. 19, 1951
Location: Rodeo, New Mexico (BBU)
Summary: USAF? C-54 pilot saw a green flare [fireball?] pass his plane.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index
Date: Feb. 21 [26?], 1951
Location: Durban, South Africa (BBU 896)
Time: 4:55 a.m.
Summary: 3 men in a truck and several other persons, none named, saw a dark red, torpedo-shaped object with darker center, fly straight and level.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index
Date: Feb. 21, 1951
Location: Bt. Newfoundland and Iceland
Time: 3:00 AM.
Summary: The Incident #26 report describes the event in more detail. Lt. George Williams was piloting a Navy Fleet Logistics airplane cruising at 10,000 feet. At first he thought the object was a ship and then called the copilot forward. Nine witnesses saw the object approach at terrific closing rate. It veered to their port side and hovered momentarily, then rose at extremely rapid rate and disappeared off their port quarter. Size was estimated at 200 feet in diameter, flat elliptical or cigar shaped by side view and seemed to be producing a ring of red-orange exhaust all along the edge. The Moon was also visible and almost full. This indicates Bethune and his crew were not making up a story based on someone else’s experience since their’s was 11 days prior and that the Keyhoe rendition (Cmdr. “Benton” case) was probably the Feb. 21 event.
Source: Jan Aldrich, Project Interloper report
Date: Feb. 26 [25?], 1951
Location: Ladd AFB, Alaska (BBU 897)
Time: 7:10 a.m.
Summary: USAF Sgt. J. B. Sells saw a dull grey, metallic object, about 120 ft long 10-12 ft thick, hover, puff smoke and speed away.
Date: February 1951