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Date: August 1956: A UK Radar-Visual UFO Classic


Location. Granja de Torrehermosa Badajoz Spain
Date: August 1956
Time: 1400
Summary: About 20 small boys, including 5-year old CS, hear a loud noise and observed a bullet shaped object approaching from the NW at high speed; passing overhead, it turned east and descended to several meters above the ground, about 500 meters east of the boys. About 4 meters long and aluminum colored, it had a transparent window at the narrow end through which could be seen the heads and shoulders of two apparently naked occupants. About ten adults joined the children and the group approached to within 50 meters, gesturing to the “pilots.” CS described them as appearing green, with apparent “antenna” on their heads. As the ground drew near the object ascended rapidly to the east and disappeared “in a second.” There were no traces.
Source: Claude Navarro


Date:  August  1956
Location:  Tuna, Smaland Sweden
Time:  evening
Summary:  Brita Raninger was having a cup of coffee with some friends in the home of her parents, when one of the guests asked why all the roe deer were running away. Suddenly a helicopter like object was seen over the woods, it descended and landed. Four remarkable creatures ran out of the object and circled it several times.
Source:  Sven Olof Svensson


Date:  August  1956
Location:   Nebit Dag, Turkmenistan (USSR)
Time:  evening
Summary:   A young woman named Ludmila Vartanyants, of Armenian nationality and a student at the Ashgabat Medical Institute, was resting in the yard outside her home after a very hot and busy day. Suddenly she felt discomfort and an unreasonable fear overcame her. Moments later she felt her body become completely paralyzed. The fear enveloped her completely, paralyzing her will; she could not make a move or even open her eyes. She struggle and was finally able to open her eyes slightly. But to her horror she saw two 3-meter tall giants standing over her. The humanoids had grotesque looking heads with what appeared to be several eyes on them (!), they had trunk-like protrusions (gas masks?), and several slits (like mouth slits) on a gray-greenish skin. She closed her eyes and again opened them, but the horrible entities were still present, standing near her. The “monsters” then leaned over her and she apparently lost consciousness. (She was possibly abducted and subjected to a medical examination). She returned to her senses only in the morning feeling completely sick and jaded. Her face was swollen, as if having an allergic reaction. She was ill for many weeks after the encounter, her bones and joints ached continuously and she had trouble sleeping. But to her outmost amazement, her intellectual abilities suddenly increased after the incident, and she passed all the exams at the Institute very easily—strangely she apparently knew the answers to any of the questions before they were asked. She felt as if the knowledge was being “transmitted” directly into her brain.
Source:  Vagiz Garayev in “Otrazheniye” # 3, 1998


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Location. Filey North Yorkshire England
Date: August 1956
Time: night
Summary: June Rice was walking home along an isolated dark field. She noticed that it was unusually quiet that night and no animals seemed to be around. Two men suddenly appeared out of nowhere and walked towards her. The men were very tall and wore whitish silver suits, one piece. They were very pale with white hair and had beautiful eyes. The men turned and the witness felt an urge to follow them. Next thing she remembered was being in a round room with seats all around and people sitting on the seats. She was made to sit down while the beings communicated with her by using telepathy. One of the men then approached her and put his hand on her head. She seemed go backwards and her seat went upwards. She then felt a very sharp pain on her side and her next conscious memory was being in her bed at home.
Source: Carl Nagaitis & Phillip Mantle, “Without Consent”


Location. High Bridge New Jersey
Date: August 1956
Time: night
Summary: A ball of fire appeared and landed, pulsating different colors; it was a saucer of Adamski type, as shown in photographs taken by the witness, Howard Menger. 3 tall men with long blond hair emerged; one raised his hand, & communicated telepathically with Menger, who was taken aboard the ship to a spot in space near Venus, the trip lasted 15-20 minutes. There he saw projections of life on Venus.
Source: FSR Vol. 3 # 4

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Location. Balneario Norte, Buenos Aires Argentina
Date: August 1956
Time: 2330
Summary: A young boy fishing in a desolate field by the River Platte, suddenly felt as if someone was watching him, after a few moments he turned he head and saw a very tall man looking at him. This individual had fair skin, clear eyes with short well-groomed hair. He told the witness in a friendly way “not to be afraid.” The man wore tight fitting mustard colored coverall with a hood hanging on the back. The being took out a small sphere that emitted a very bright luminosity; he then took the witness by the hand and told him to follow and not to be afraid. As they neared the river edge a silvery disc shaped craft arrived, it hovered very close to the ground, a door opened and a ramp descended to the ground, another similar being emerged and both invited the witness inside. While inside he met a 12-year old girl that told him that she had also been abducted but that “they” were good. More beings now appeared including females, who wore similar mustard colored outfits, had beautiful yellow eyes, and had close-cropped black colored hair. They both were told to undress and given clothing to wear. They were apparently taken to a huge space station where they saw similar beings that wore tight fitting blue outfits, gloves, and helmets with visors. They were made to lie down on beds and were put to sleep as the object traveled through space. The beings mostly communicated via telepathy and performed several mental experiments on the two abductees.
Source: Richard Heiden, quoting Cuarta Dimension 1987


Location. Cerro Quitilipi, Cumbre Del Cerro Alto Luza, Salta, Argentina
Date: August 4 1956
Time: night
Summary: Several prospectors were sitting around a bonfire in the middle of a powerful thunderstorm when they spotted a strange figure standing in the rain. It was tall and hairy, and it was emitting powerful screams. Terrified they ran down from the mountain and on their way down the man heard what sounded like the ringing of bells. (?)
Source: Proyecto CATENT, Argentina


Date:  Aug. 4, 1956
Location:  Copenhagen, nr. Bornholm Island, Denmark
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Date: Aug. 8, 1956
Location:  20 miles S of Quartzsite, Ariz. (BBU 4270)
Time: 11 p.m. (MST).
Summary: Attorneys W. B. Buttermore and J. W. Smith saw a blue-white pulsating light fly fast, straight and level. 
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date:  Aug. 8-19, 1956
Location: Connecticut
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Summary: Concentration of sightings over 12-day period. Retired fire department engineer in Hartford saw an oblong UFO with halo (August 8); an egg-shaped UFO was seen over West Redding (August 11); unidentified white lights reported over West Hartford by Ground Observer Corps (August 14)
Source: UFOE


Date: Aug. 10-11, 1956
Location:  Duncanville AFS, near Dallas, Texas (BBU)
Time: 10:00 p.m. 
Summary: The first report of an unknown object came from the White Rock Lake area at 0400Z. That object disappeared. At approximately 12:05 a.m. (0605Z) an unknown object was reported to the GOC filter center in Dallas. This object was reportedly over the North Dallas area. At approximately the same time 745th ACWRON sighted an unknown aircraft on their CPS-6B radar. According to the Air Intelligence Information Report, the track that was sighted on radar was in the same vicinity that the civilian personnel reported seeing their unknown object. 12:05/12:20 p.m. (CST). 
Source: Jan Aldrich; McDonald list; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Date: Aug. 13, 1956
Location:  RAF Bentwaters, England, UK (BBU)
Time: 9:55 p.m. 
Summary: Extremely high speed radar-visual approximately 18,000 mph E-W radar track of brilliant white light, from about 30 miles E to 30 miles W passing directly over the radar site, “streaked under” C-47 at 4,000 ft near base. Radar track provides height-finding data confirming extremely low altitude, roughly 2,000 ft, also estimated by ground visual observers. 
Source: Sparks


Date: August 13 – 14, 1956
Location: Bentwaters, and Lakenheath, England
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Summary: Several hours of strange RADAR sightings, first at Bentwaters, then at Lakenheath. Several visual sightings accompany these targets, and several jets were sent to look for the objects.
Source:  Condon Case #2


Date: middle of August 1956
Location: Quitilipi, Salta, Argentina
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Summary: A local miner, Benigno Hoyo was prospecting near the Morro del Pilar when during a severe snowstorm he took refuge in a local cave. Inside the cave a huge bear-like creature that lunged at him confronted him. Terrified he fired his weapon and heard agonizing screams as the creature disappeared further into the cave. Locals call this kind of creature the “ukamar zupai”. Which they describe as having human characteristics but completely covered with hair and with a pointy-head. It screams and yells when in the presence of humans. Around the same time the local inhabitants found several condor and eagle nests destroyed and the eggs partially devoured. During an archeological expedition by Tucuman University the partially eaten bodies of a bizarre species of goat that possessed four horns were found. Also huge footprints were found around the dead bodies.
Source: Gustavo Fernandez


Date: Aug. 16, 1956
Location:  Near Azores (BBU)
Time: 12:45 a.m. local time. 
Summary: An orange and white bobbing brilliant light was seen from a DC-4 airliner (Eastern Airlines Flight 49). The object passed within 40 feet of the aircraft coming in from above and below. The aircraft was flying at 4000 feet altitude. The figure of 6000 feet is also given as the altitude of the DC-4. Evasive action was taken by the aircraft. The light was observed for 20-30 minutes. [Time: August 17, 1956, 12:45 a.m. local time. Time given on Project 10073 Record Card is 17/0145Z. The Azores is just one hour behind G.M.T. ()
Source: NARCAP; Weinstein; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Date: Aug. 17, 1956
Location:  SSW [of] Spragueville, Maine (BBU)
Time: 10:50 a.m. EST. 
Summary: An object was picked up on airborne radar of an F-89D aircraft. The Radar Observer estimated that the object was moving at over 500 knots. The target gave a bright return the size of 2 aircraft on the APG-40 scope. The paint was held for 3 minutes The target crossed in front of the F-89D on a 45 degree angle. The target went off side of scope at 4000 yards and contact was lost. 
Source: McDonald list; BBU Files


Date: Aug. 19, 1956
Location:  Newington, Conn.
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Summary: Fiery object made turn, dimmed, window-like markings became visible.
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: Aug. 20, 1956
Location:  Citrus Heights, Calif.
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Summary: Man & wife saw 25 or more bright, Saturn-like UFOs in a rough semi-circle formation. ()
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: Aug. 20, 1956
Location:  North Bend, Oregon (BBU)
Time: 10:15 p.m. PST. 
Summary: An object was initially sighted on height finder radar at 320 degrees azimuth at 54,000 feet altitude at 60 miles range. The object descended to 50,000 feet and moved to 32 degrees azimuth. The radar station contacted the radar station at Naselle, Washington and requested that they try and get a height measurement on their radar. They were able to pick up the object and verify the original radar reading. After two hours the target faded from the radar scope. 
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Date: Aug, 21, 1956
Location: near Hamilton AFB, California (BB)
Time: 11:35 a..m. PST
Summary: A round silver object the size of a dime held at arm’s length was observed first by the radar operator, Lt. John W.Curtiss, of an F-89D aircraft at 20,000 feet. The object was observed for approximately one minute when the pilot, 2nd Lt. Robert C. Morelli went for a closer look and the object appeared to go between the F-89 and a contrail above the interceptor. This led the pilot to believe that the object was close and he initiated maximum performance of the F-89 to intercept, climbing at 250 knots IAS but the object appeared to pull away and up. Fuel became low on the F-89 and the intercept was terminated and the pilot turned toward home base at Hamilton AFB. The object was observed for approximately 10 minutes. The radar was inoperative on the F-89D.
Source: BB files Dan Wilson


Date: Aug. 21, 1956
Location: Wyoming-Montana
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Summary: Cat. 11. Dumbbell-shaped UFOs approached plane. J. Gordon Campbell observed … objects while flying between Sheridan, Wyoming, and Billings, Montana. Mr. Campbell is president of a Minneapolis machine tool and industrial supply company. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., a dark elongated object with knobs at each end rapidly approached his plane, hovered, then sped away. Seconds later, four similar objects maneuvered near his plane). 
Source: UFOE, VII


Date: Aug. 22, 1956
Location: Bornholm, Denmark (BBU)
Time: 8:50 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
Summary: Radars first reported 2-3 objects on an easterly heading at 700 knots. Approximately 2 hours later 4 objects appeared and were orbiting over the location, 53 degrees 30 minutes N – 18 degrees 00 minutes E, at 25,000 feet altitude at 700 knots. About 1 1/2 hours later the tracks faded. 
Source: Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, McDonald list; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Location. Le Boulu – Ceret France
Date: August 22 1956
Time: 1150A
Summary: Ms. Porta, riding a moped, was passed by 2 enormous, absolutely silent motorcycles, appearing nickel plated, each carrying 2 passengers dressed in fawn colored satin, with boots & “closely sealed helmets.” They stopped, blocking the road, & as she squeezed past they looked at her; their faces were totally hidden by big smoked glasses. Ten yards further on, she looked back; but they had vanished without a sound.
Source: M. Vidal, FSR Vol. 15 # 6


Date: August 25 1956
Location: Ventura California
Time: midnight
Summary: The witness suddenly woke up to see three slightly built men wearing metallic like jump suits standing by his bed. Their leader asked for assistance from the witness in repairing their nearby landed craft since he had experience in “electro magnetic” energy. The witness apparently helped fixed their “spacecraft.” No other information.
Source: Letter by Ernest Dunbar, UFO Universe Fall 1992


Date: August 27, 1956: Canadian military pilots photograph UFO 


Date: Aug. 27, 1956
Location:  Juniata, Penna. (BBU 4348)
Time: 9:55 p.m. 
Summary: Mrs. R. S. Pope saw a bright disc with a clear dome fly vertically, then N. A very cold breeze seemed to emanate from the object.
Source: Berliner


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