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Date:  March 6 1957
Location:  Great Meadows-Hope, New Jersey (BBU)
Time:  2 p.m. 
Summary:  Martins attention drawn by barking dogs looking up at white derby-hat-shaped object 50+ ft wide hovering low over a field about 450 ft away with a gentle rocking motion and streamers underneath like tinsel. Object suddenly took off almost vertically to the NE without sound disappearing into cloud bank.  1 min + 
Source:  Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 151-4; FUFOR Index


Date: March 08, 1957
Location: Baudette Minnesota
Time: night
Summary: A pilot saw a circular object flying against the wind. It was luminous, about 5.5 m in diameter, and flew so low that it appeared to suck up the snow.
Source: Keyhoe S; Magonia 388


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Summary: March 8, 1957; Between Mockville and Arrity, North Carolina (BB)
12:00 a.m. EST. A civilian observed an object 30 to 35 feet long with a round nose that was 10 to 12 feet in diameter. It was gray-white in color and the nose was a very bright green light. The object was at an altitude estimated at 500 to 2000 feet and traveled from the NW, circled then  moved to the NE. The length of the observation was 2 minutes. (Blue Book, Dan Wilson)
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Date: March 8, 1957
Location: Nr. Houston, Texas
Time: 9:45 p.m. CST. 
Summary: UFO paced plane, moved up and down at high speed. 
Source: NICAP UFOE, V


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Summary: March 9, 1957; Nr. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pan American Airways pilot took evasive action as fiery round, greenish-white object passed plane. [NICAP UFOE, V]
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Summary: March 9, 1957; 15 nautical miles SSE of Columbia, South Carolina
1:40 a.m. EST. Captain Robert T. Belmont, pilot, and Major William H. Landis, co-pilot, were flying east in a C-47 from England AFB, La. to Shaw AFB, S.C., when a yellowish-green fiery ball with a brilliant tail with a length of approximately 15 to 20 times the diameter of the ball appeared off the right wing. The apparent size of the object was a basketball held at arm’s length. The object appeared to to pass within 200 yards of the C-47. The object disappeared to the NE like a light bulb being turned off. The length of the observation was about 15-20 seconds. Two Air Force witnesses in an automobile at Shaw AFB apparently saw this same object at around 1:40 p.m. (BB files, Dan Wilson)
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Date: March 9, 1957 
Location: 350 miles NE of Jacksonville, Florida     BB
Time: At 4:33 a.m. AST
Summary:  Captain Matthew Van Winkle piloting a Pan American World Airways DC-6A airliner at a point 
approximately 350 miles NE of Jacksonville, Florida, observed a “burning greenish white round object” to the right of the aircraft that appeared to be on a collision course. Van Winkle then pulled the plane upward in a climb to avoid the object. This sudden maneuver caused some of the passengers to be thrown out of their seats resulting in some injuries. Co-pilot Dion W. Taylor and flight engineer John Washuta had observed the object also. The object according to the flight engineer, was a high intensity light to the right of the aircraft which appeared to stand still for approximately four seconds until it was lost to sight during the evasive action.
Source: BB files, Dan Wilson


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Summary: March 9, 1957; Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas (BB)
12:45 a.m. EST. Airline Flight 215-A was in the vicinity of Delta Oscar (a positional marker off the Carolinas) when they observed a greenish colored object smaller than the full moon streaking north or NNW. The object was due west of the aircraft. It moved in a horizontal trajectory and had a red tail-like projection which suddenly dropped off and fell like a flare. The main part of the object continued in a straight line. Several of the passengers also saw the object The object was observed for about 3 seconds. (Dan Wilson)
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Summary: /March 11, 1957; Glynco Naval Air Station, Georgia (BB)
8:00 p.m. EST. Two white round lights the apparent size of nickel held at arm’s length were observed 25 degrees above horizon. First sighting SE of Glynco NAS and the second sighting at 35 degrees (NE) from Glynco NAS. The sightings were ground visual and air visual from Navy aircraft 98151. Both lights faded outwith out movement. Two Navy aircraft, Navy 98151 and Navy 834, attempted to investigate with negative results. (Dan Wilson, BB files) 
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Summary: March 22, 1957; Long Beach-Los Angeles, CA (BBU)
11:55 p.m. Two objects then one were picked up on radar at Los Angeles International Airport. The targets were rectangular and the size of a conventional target. The speed of the objects was approximately 3600 mph. The objects were detected 10 miles to the northwest. The objects were on a 320 degree heading and then stopped at approx. 40 miles range. The objects then came back towards the station to approx. 10 miles and then stopped. The objects then proceeded on a 320 degree heading beyond the range of the radar. Two F-89 jet fighters were dispatched to the area from Oxnard. At twelve minutes past the beginning of the sighting, at 12:07 a.m., the radar station lost its high voltage and went off. (Wilson, Ridge, Waskiewicz, Shough, Sparks; this case downgraded)
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Summary: March 22, 1957; Point Mugu, Calif. (BBU)

12:10 p.m. PST. A circular object with 16 equal sides, the size of silver dollar and whitish in color, was observed. Object appeared on film. Observer was watching missiles and there were many aircraft in area. The film belongs to the Navy and unavailable at present because it contains classified information. Film was taken in conjunction with missile test. Witness: Raymond Wilson, CWO. (Berliner, BB files)

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Summary: March 23 [22?], 1957; Oxnard AFB, Calif. (BBU)
11:15 p.m. (PST). Beaudoin and several independent witnesses saw maneuvering lights. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 53-54; FUFOR Index) 5 hrs 45 mins ? Objects observed, confirmed by police, tracked by radar, jets scrambled. See full report and 60 BB docs. (Dan Wilson)
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Summary: March 23, 1957; Pasadena, California (BB)
11:26 p.m. PST. A round, red colored object the size of a grapefruit held at arm’s length was sighted by GOC personnel on duty. The object was at an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 feet altitude and was heading west until it disappeared. Many other people saw the object and called the police and the Pasadena Filter Center. Among the GOC witnesses was AF T/Sgt Dewey Crow. The object was viewed through binoculars. Time in sight by GOC personnel was 14 minutes. (BB docs)
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Summary: March 23, 1957; Long Beach, California
Four UFOs tracked on CAA radar, widespread visual sightings. [UFOE, VIII]
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Summary: March 27, 1957; Roswell, New Mexico (BBU)
8:35 p.m. USAF pilot Lt. Sontheimer flying C-45 transport saw to the left 3 bright white circular objects in tight formation on collision course. He immediately flashed his taxi lights, one object shot straight up above him the other 2 continued on passing in front. When he flashed his taxi lights (again?) the objects instantly blinked out and disappeared. (Weinstein; NARCAP; FUFOR Index) 6 secs 
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Summary: March 28, 1957; Reseda, California
At 2235 hours, a cigar-shaped, golden in color, glowing object was observed at approximately 60 degrees above the horizon to the west of Reseda, California. The object had an elliptical glow surrounding the cigar-shaped core which was approximately five time brighter than the outer light. The object was observed for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
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Date: March 28, 1957
Location: Ciudad Bolivar, South America
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Summary: Four young people between the ages of 13 and 16 had been hospitalized as a result of shock and undiagnosed illness after seeing a fiery object dive into the Orinoco River. When the object touched the water, it caused great “luminosity,” and all of the young people fainted at the sight. Hospital and medical authorities were concerned about the young people who had stayed abed for several days. They were found in the unconscious condition by the mother of one of the girls. 
Source: Rullan, The APRO Bulletin, May, 1957, p. 7. Roderick Dyke of Archives for UFO Research [AUFOR], 13371 Manzanita Road NE, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110, USA. Member: Society of American Archivists [SSA]


Date: March 29, 1957
Location: Off East Coast, Florida
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Summary: Pan American Airways pilot observed brilliant pulsating light, confirmed by radar. 
Source: UFOE, V


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