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1958: February UFO & Alien Sightings

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Date: February 2, 1958
Location: Hokkaido Japan
Time: 1530
Summary:  Farmer Yasukichi Nakaguchi and his son, and Kametaro Takuma, saw an egg-shaped object that landed silently.
Source: Magonia 459


Date: Feb. 2, 1958
Location: N.S.W., Australia
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Summary: Elliptical UFO with two “porthole” like markings. 
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: Feb. 9, 1958
Location: Troy, Michigan
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Summary: Oval UFO photographed.
Source: UFOE,VIII


Date:  Feb. 13, 1958
Location: W. of Wake Island    BBU
Time: 2114 hours local time. 
Summary:  A bright, flare-like explosion was sighted by the crew of an USAF C-54 approximately 2 hours flying time west of Wake Island. During the hour within which the sighting occurred, one visual and two radar contacts were made. The actual “fireball” was observed directly by only the flight engineer. The position of the C-54 was 21 degrees 19′ N  161 degrees 30′ E.
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index


apro118Date: Feb. 16, 1958
Location: Trinidade Island
Time: noon
Summary: Flying saucer sighted and photographed from Aboard the Almirante saldanha,” o Jornal, a Rio de Janeiro newspaper, published the above photo, along with two others which were taken aboard a Brazilian ship at mon on 16 January 1958.  Th. Almirante sardana, artie patingin International Geophysical Year projects, in the vicinity of Trindade Island, was preparing to leave the area when Mr. Almiro Barauna, a member of the expedition, who was photographing maneuvers, spotted the object and photograph edit . Some of the observers (on the island as well as on the ship) were frightened by the object. Jose dos Santos Saldanha, Captain of Sea and War, obtained the film from Barauna, and at the suggestion of some of the officers, had it developed on the ship shortly after the sighting was made in the presence of several people. Saldanha Reported The episode to Naval Headquarters at Rio de Janeiro, and after careful investigation by Navy officials begun.’ This investigntion ditelornt lhnl llrr,object phokrgraplrobtly Renunr was the snnre object obrervetl by tho ship’s personnel and residents of trindade Island.
Source: APRO


Date: Feb. 19, 1958
Location: Hokkaido, Japan    BB
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Summary: While conducting surveillance of Russian aircraft, operations personnel of AC&W Site #45 at Asos Iwayama, Hokkaido, observed an unusual radar return. Radar report from the Sea of Japan area. Radar return developed rapidly to a dense cloud that expanded to cover an area approximately 65 miles long and 25 miles across and rose from an altitude of 3,000 feet to 46,000 feet. Five aircraft (Russian) in the area all turned toward the return and proceeded to the general area. A seismic detection of a nuclear explosion was reported from Matsushiro. 
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: Feb. 20, 1958
Location: NW of Winslow, Ariz.    BBU
Time: 6:32 p.m. MST. 
Summary: Twelve airmen of the 303rd Bomb Wing in a five B-47 yellow cell observed a round or cigar shaped (observer’s descriptions vary) object at 60 to 70 degrees elevation at 345 degrees azimuth.  The B-47’s were at 29,500 feet altitude on a heading of 344 degrees. The object appeared to be stationary for the 4-5 minutes in was in sight. The observers were:  Lt. Col. B. S Murphy, Sq. Comdr.; Major R. C. Ball, Pilot; Maj. B. Franklin, Pilot; Capt. L. E. Early, Pilot; Capt. R. A. Youngberg, Pilot; Capt. J. B. Ducote, Pilot; 1st Lt. B. A. Clampitt, Navigator; 1st Lt. J. E. Voss, Co Pilot; 1st Lt. L. Paskevicz, Co Pilot; 1st Lt. D. Z Decker, Co Pilot; 1st Lt. J. L. Hinton, Co Pilot; and 1st Lt. A. M. Hambor, Navigator; all of the 303rd Bomb Wing. 
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


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Date: February 24, 1958
Location: Conceicao Almeida Brazil
Time: 0305
Summary: Three witnesses, among them Dr. C. da Costa, decided to sleep in their car when the engine stalled and could not be started again. Then a very large, blue silvery object appeared and came to ground level with a swinging motion. was shaped like a sphere surrounded by a flat ring. When they tried to approach it, the object maneuvered in a strange “aerial dance.”
Source: Magonia 460


Date: Feb. 25, 1958
Location:  Glenwood, Newfoundland     BBU
Time: 12:10 a.m. (AST). 
Summary: Johnson.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: Feb. 25, 1958
Location:  Gander AFB, Newfoundland     BBU
Time: 2:30 a.m. AST. 
Summary: There was a radar sighting of an object that moved SE to NW on a very erratic zigzagging course at a range of 12 to 15 miles at an azimuth of 150 to 300 degrees. Aircraft and balloon were ruled out as the source of radar target. Later there was a ground visual sighting in the area.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index


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