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1951: October UFO & Alien Sightings

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Date: October 2, 1951
Location: Columbus, Ohio (BBU 980)
Time: 6 p.m. 
Summary: Battelle Memorial Institute physicist Howard Cross saw a bright oval with a clipped tail fly straight and level, fading into the distance. 
Source: Berliner


Date: October  3, 1951
Location: Kadena AFB, Okinawa (BBU 984)
Time: 10:27 (8:27?) p.m. 
Summary: Radar operators Sgt. M. W. Watson, Pvt. Gonzales and another Sgt. saw a large, sausage-shaped blip [arc shape due to radar display?] tracked at about 4,800 mph.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: October  7, 1951
Location: Nr. coast, Honshu, Japan (BBU)
Time: 7:37 p.m. local time
Summary: ;At Site 6, 621st AC&W Squadron at Nigata Air Base, Japan, established radar contact with an unidentified object at 37 degrees 37′ N – 137 degrees 15′ E. The heading of the object was 260 degrees. This object was detected by CPS-5 modified by an AN/GPA-7. There were no friendly aircraft in the area at the time of the initial sighting. 
Source: Dan Wilson, Jan Aldrich


Date: October 9, 1951: Squadron of Discs Fly over Atomic Test Site


Date:  October  9, 1951
Location: east of Paris, Illinois
Time: 1:45 p.m. (CST).
Summary:  Sighting by pilot Charles Warren at 5,000 ft flying W from Greencastle, Ind., to Paris, Ill., located E of Paris (about 15 miles NW of Terre Haute) of silvery “flattened orange” appearing stationary at first to the left rear (SE? or E? towards Holman Airport?) for a few secs (or longer?) then Warren banked in a tight left turn to pursue the object when it suddenly picked up speed and headed off NE towards the S of Newport, Ind.
Source: Berliner; cf. Ruppelt pp. 112-3; GRUDGE Rpt 1


Date: October  10, 1951
Location: 10 miles E of St. Croix Falls, Wisc. (BBU)
Time: 10:10 a.m.
Summary: Private pilot (Kaliszewski? General Mills Aero Labs?) saw a cigar shaped object cross the sky, dive slightly, level off, then accelerate. 
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: October  11, 1951
Location: Minneapolis, Minn. (BBU 989)
Time: 6:30 a.m. 
Summary: General Mills Aeronautical Labs balloon researchers, including aeronautical engineer J. J. Kaliszewski, aerologist C. B. Moore, pilot Dick Reilly in the air, and Doug Smith on the ground (also Dorian and Zuckert). Flight crew saw the first object, brightly glowing with a dark underside and halo around it. Object arrived high and fast, then slowed and made slow climbing circles for about 2 mins, and finally sped away to the E. Soon they saw another one (at 8:30 a.m.?), confirmed by ground observers using a theodolite, which sped across the sky.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: October  16, 1951
Location: W of Whidbey Island NAS [S of Port Angeles?], Wash. (BBU)
Time: 11:01 a.m. 
Summary: USAF pilots flying 3 F-94 fighters and USN ground personnel saw a round medium-grey object at high speed and high altitude, no sound. 
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: October  18, 1951
Location: 140 miles from Tsingtao, China over Yellow Sea (BBU)
Time: 3:33 a.m. local time 
Summary: A waist gunner aboard a PBY Mariner, RD-5, US Navy patrol plane sighted an unidentified light on the port side of aircraft and notified Ensign George Gregory, the Patrol Plane Commander. The radar man confirmed the contact reporting the distance at 12 miles. The craft was at an estimated 4000 feet altitude. The hull was very large estimated to be 60 feet long. The wings were swept back and down with a dihedral at the tips. The PBY made a turn to place the object between the moon and the PBY. The craft turned also and pulled ahead to twelve miles. The PBY applied power and closed to about 3 to 4 miles. During this time the craft was observed with binoculars. All hands on board observed the hull shape. The craft accelerated slowly to 16 miles where it again was confirmed by radar. It then rapidly pulled away to 22 miles and all contact was lost. The total length of observation was approximately 22 minutes. 
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: October  21, 1951
Location: 20 miles E of Battle Creek, Mich. (BBU)
Time: 12:50 p.m. [10:25 a.m. CST?]
Summary:  Private pilot N. Manteris flying Navion aircraft (s/n N21424) at 4,000 ft saw a silver oval domed disc­ shaped highly polished object closing at high speed on collision course at about 3,000 ft, pass underneath his plane, he turned 180° to pursue but it was gone. No trail or vents, upper surface had an indentation for a crown or dome. 
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; GRUDGE Rpt 1; NARCAP


Date: October  21, 1951
Location: North Truro, Mass. (BBU)
Time: 11:18 to 11:22 PM local time (22-0418Z to 22-0422Z)
Summary:  An unidentified target was picked up on the Plan Position Indicator CPS-6B radar set. The returns were “sausage shaped” and the target was moving on a ESE course at a speed of approximately 1800 knots at an unknown altitude. AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT, IR-47-51E states, the possibility remains that the object may have been an unconventional flying object. 
Source: Dan Wilson, McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index


Date: October  22, 1951
Location: North Truro, Mass. (BBU)
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 7:32 a.m. local time (1230Z to 1232Z)
Summary: radar operators detected an object on a course west and then to the south. The speed of the object was 2400 knots.The length of the observation was 2 minutes. A message from the 32nd Air Division stated, the individual echo returns and the appearance of the track substantiated the probability of these radar pickups being of a flying object rather that some kind of radar interference or malfunction. 
Source: Dan Wilson, McDonald files, Jan Aldrich, FUFOR Index


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