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1956: November UFO & Alien Sightings

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Date:   Early Nov. 1956
Location:  Malibu, Calif.
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Summary: Flat oval object with three window-like markings on underside flew low, through searchlight beam.
Source: UFOE, XII


Location:  Mitchel Air Force Base New York
Date:  Winter 1956
Time: 0100A
Two hours after about 15 military personnel witnesses several luminous disc shaped objects cavorting over the area and the being chased away by jet fighters, two of the men were patrolling the grounds where some of the aircraft hangars were located when they noticed the figure of a man walk quickly and disappear towards the nearby fire drill hangar. Suddenly the whole are near the hangar lit up and an object shaped like a disc became visible on the ground. The object became brighter and began changing colors, it then lifted slowly and silently, and it hovered briefly then shot away at tremendous speed.
Source: Robert D. Barry, Saga UFO Annual 1975


Location:  Shefford Bedfordshire England
Date:  November 1956
Time: unknown
An undocumented report of a man encountering and communicating with an entity from a landed UFO. No other details are given.
Source: Janet & Colin Wilson, Modern Mysteries of Britain


Location:  Glen Cove, Maine
Date:  November 1956
Time: 0100A
It was night when Peter Hurkos’s wife pointed out a “ball in the sky”. Hurkos admitted that he had dismissed it initially as just the moon, until he realized that it was moving. About 0100A they had retired, and then suddenly about an hour later he awoke, walked to the ocean, and a short distance away, out across the water, Hurkos said he saw a transparent object that contained three small figures staring at him. At the time of the sighting it had been high tide. The next day during low tide, Puharich and Hurkos returned to the site and according to Hurkos, there was a burned circle measuring about 30 ft in diameter on the now exposed rocks.
Source: B. Ann Slate Saga UFO Report, winter 1975.


Location:  Mt. Pocono Pennsylvania
Date:  November 1956
Time: night
Out walking on a moonlight night, Joe Bozak encountered 2 greenish luminous individuals standing 18 inches above the ground. “We were waiting—we knew you would come,” one said. Then a flat greenish glow perhaps 40 ft across drifted above the trees. Some of the greenish “fire” got on his right arm, where it destroyed the sweater sleeve. Bozak panicked and ran home.
Source: Long John Nebel Radio Show in WOR


Location:  Pensacola, Florida
Date:  November 1956
Time: late night
While asleep, the 4-year old witness (involved in other encounters) would hear a deep or low-pitched electronic beep in his head. This would cause his consciousness to click on. In a sort of altered state the witness would get up, get dressed and leave the house. He walked to the nearby cemetery where there was a landed silvery disc-shaped craft. He was then greeted by the blond man and woman in metallic coveralls beside the craft, which had a ramp extended to the ground. He then accompanied them inside. There were two pilots in the saucer in addition to the man and woman. On this visit he became familiar with the UFOs “floor viewer”. The floor viewer was something that he could not describe. One moment, the floor would be its normal metal and the next, you could see through the floor in the middle of the craft. From the cemetery location they took off straight up and the witness would watch the ground getting smaller and smaller. He recalled several of these “familiarization” flights during that period.
Source: UFOs in the Gulf Breeze-Pensacola Area: Contact Since 1955


Date:    Nov. 1, 1956
Location:  60 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri, near Mt. Vernon and Sandoval, Illinois (BBU 4489)
Time: 5:30 p.m. CST. 
Summary: A light yellow round light was observed flying across the sky at an estimated speed of 1200 knots by Lt. Col Walter A. Rosenfield, Pilot, and Captain Orville H. Daniel, Aerial Weather Reconnaissance Officer flying in a T-33 aircraft at 35,000 feet.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Date:   Nov. 4, 1956
Location:  Point Arena, California (BBU)
Time: 8:22 p.m. PST. 
Summary: Two objects, slightly larger than DC-7 aircraft, were located by ground radar at 178 degrees, 175 miles, at 21,000 feet, and 183 degrees, 185 miles, at 21,000 feet. The objects moved at 6 to 10 knots on an erratic course. The objects were observed for 99 minutes for the first object and 61 minutes for the second.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index; BBU Files


Date:   Nov. 8, 1956
Location:  Miami, Florida
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Summary: Pan American Airways radar tracked a UFO at 4000 mph.
Source: UFOE, VIII


Date:    Nov. 9 [?], 1956
Location:  Destin, Florida (BBU)
Time: 7 p.m. (EST).
Summary: USAF pilot flying RF-84F with 3242nd Test Group saw a long narrow object with a series of bright orange lights. 
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date:   November 11, 1956: Artifact found after encounter on Island of Vaddo, Sweden


Date:   Nov.11, 1956
Location:  El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Calif. (BBU)
Time: 9:30 p.m. (PST) and continuing for up to 8 hours
Summary:  many targets were tracked on radar at speeds of 50 knots to 15,000 mph. At times lights were seen in the area where the radar targets were being detected. At times smaller objects appeared to join larger object and merge with it to form a larger blip. A few seconds later the smaller objects would depart and dash all over the screen leaving the larger blip in its original size. 
Source: Weinstein; FUFOR Index, .Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks; BBU Files


Date:   Nov. 14, 1956;
Location:  SE of Jackson, Alabama (BBU)
Time: 10:10-10:12 p.m.
Summary:  Capital Airlines Flight 77 pilot Capt. W. J. Hull with 3 million miles and 17 years’ flight experience and author of anti-UFO skeptical article “The Obituary of the Flying Saucer” in The Airline Pilot magazine (Sept. 1953), with copilot FO Peter MacIntosh were flying from New York to Mobile, Ala., in a Viscount airliner at 300 mph descending at 10,000 ft, when they saw a brilliant bluish-white light (mag. -7) descend in a steep downward angle diagonally (about 45°?) from left to right from WSW at azimuth 315° to dead ahead SSW at 205° azimuth 30°-40° elevation where it stopped at the same or slightly higher altitude. Hull radioed Bates tower near Mobile to look for object, then at that moment the object began a series of maneuvers for 30 secs, rising and falling, darting back and forth, instant 90° turns, then hovered motionless again at same/slightly higher level. When Bates field radioed again the object began another series of “crazy gyrations, lazy 8’s, square chandelles” with undulating motion, then shot out to the S over the Gulf of Mexico in a steep climb at “fantastic speed” until it disappeared. 
Source: Condon Committee Unexplained case, CR pp. 127-9; Hynek-CUFOS­ Willy Smith files; NARCAP; UFOE, I


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Location:  Derry New Hampshire
Date:  November 15 1956
Time: 1100A
While out gathering Christmas greens, A G Horne looked up & saw beside him a Little Green Humanoid only 2 ft tall, with a high domed head, floppy ears, and a face like a bloodhound, except for the filmed, lidless eyes, which resembled those of a snake. He had short arms & legs and “stumpy” hands & feet. He seemed to wear no clothing; the skin in folds like an elephant’s. Horne watched him for several minutes, and then moved toward him; “he started for me with a kind of screeching sound, and I left there.” (The witness has also seen a flight of small discs at close hand.)
Source: Walter Webb


Date:  November 16 1956
Location:  Parma Ohio
Time: night
A woman and her 2 children, aged 10 & 15, observed a disc hovering over their front yard in the middle of the night. Three small figures were visible, apparently moving around the craft on the ground. No other information.
Source: J R Reiss Nicap


Date:   Nov. 16, 1956: Driver Describes “Big Flying Saucer” Over South Dakota


Date:   Nov. 16, 1956
Location: Lemon, S. Dakota
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Summary: Cat. 3. Railroad phones, automatic block system “mysteriously dead” as UFO passed over railroad yards.
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Date:    Nov. 19, 1956
Location:  Frankfurt, Germany
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Summary: V-formation of blue-white, elliptical UFOs.
Source: UFOE, X


Date:   Nov. 24/25, 1956
Location:  Nr. Pierre, South Dakota
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Summary: Cat. 9 – radar. Ground/air/visual. Widespread UFO sightings for several days. State police chased UFO, Air Force jets scrambled.
Source: UFOE, VII


Location:  Near San Lorenzo Argentina
Date:  November 25 1956
Time: midnight
A witness staying in her summer home watched a strange object hover briefly over a nearby field then descend and land on a clearing near a river. The object was circular with a small dome on top and one on the bottom. From a slit like opening it emitted foggy discharges. A hatch was opened and a powerful light shone from inside illuminating the landscape like daytime. At one point several brown colored figures were seen moving on top of the object. Moments later it rose vertically and quickly disappeared from sight. It was raining heavily throughout the encounter and a slight hum was heard while the craft was in sight.
HC addition # 1161
Source: Hector P Anganuzzi, Historia De Los Platos Voladores en La Argentina


Location:  Biggelswade England
Date:  November 28 1956
Time: night
A strange customer in his shop, with a very high forehead, told John Whitworth that he could see a flying saucer if he would go to a certain spot on November 28. Whitworth went and did see hovering an object like a humming top, with lighted portholes. Just one year later the visitor returned & told him he would have a contact this time, at another spot. Whitworth went with a crowd of others, including a BBC recording van, & was disappointed. Later a telephone call, “in an unearthly voice” reproached him from bringing the others.
Humcat 1956-12
Source: FSR Vol. 4 # 3


Date:   Nov. 30, 1956
Location:  Charleston AFB, South Carolina (BBU 4543)
Time: 12:48 p.m. 
Summary: USAF aerial navigator Maj. D. D. Grimes saw an unspecified object fly at an estimated 100 ft altitude over water.
Source: Berliner


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