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Date: Jan. 1958
Location: (Date unknown, unnamed AF base)
Time:
Summary:  AF base, SW United States, G,V. 
Source: NICAP UFOE


Date: Jan. 1958
Location: (Date unknown, unnamed AF base)
Time:
Summary:  AF base, SW United States, G,V. 
Source: NICAP UFOE


Date: January 1958
Location: Depew New York
Time: 0130
Summary: A lady who was driving on the New York State Thruway during a snow storm saw a large shape with a tall, luminous pole on the side of the road. Her car stalled, and the lights went off. Two figures, looking like animals or huge insects were observed near the pole. They soon disappeared, and the object took off spinning. The witness was then able to start her car. She noted that the snow at the site had been melted and the grass was warm.
Source: Binder; Magonia 454


Date: Jan. 3, 1958
Location: Old Westbury, Long Island, New York BBU
Time: 2:35 p.m. (EST). 
Summary: Fensterstock.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt p. 43; FUFOR Index


Date: Jan. 3, 1958
Location: Hawaii
Time:
Summary: Group of round UFOs reportedly photographed.
Source: UFOE, VIII


Date: January 4 1958
Location: Stavanger Norway
Time:
Summary: A woodcutter reported that he saw an object land, and a very tall man with a tanned face, wearing a helmet, stepped from the machine. He went back in after a few minutes; the craft took off “with a noise like a flock of birds.” Air Force officers and policemen searched the snow covered hill for traces.
Source: Magonia 455


Date: Jan. 4, 1958
Location: SW of Libya                  BBU
Time: 12:08 a.m. (GMT). 
Summary:  Military aircraft pilot and navigator saw a bright orange light streaking across the sky on a NE heading, with airborne radar tracking. 
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: January 7 1958
Location: Aston Great Britain
Time:
Summary: Two figures again appeared to Mrs. Appleton and spoke to her in English
Source: Magonia 456


Date: January 7 1958
Location: Farm Hill Australia
Time: 2345
Summary: Brian Crittendon, 21, was chased by a dome-shaped object that emitted a narrow light beam toward the ground. He was so frightened that he drove home on a half-flat tire, followed for 5 km by the object, which was about 50 m away and 10 m above ground. It overtook his car at a speed exceeding 100 km/h. Radio interference was noted, but no noise.
Source: Magonia 457


Date: Jan. 9, 1958
Location: Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX                                              BBU
Time: 7:37 CST
Summary:  8 to 11 objects  were picked up on ground radar (CTN/18 type radar) at the RAPCON station at Biggs AFB. The objects were tracked at speeds from 0 to 50 knots on a irregular course generally south for 5 minutes. 
Source: Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: Jan. 9, 1958
Location: Marion, Illinois
Time:
Summary: Three reports of seven red lighted objects in straight line formation.
Source: UFOE, II


Date: Jan. 11, 1958
Location: Bering Sea, about 150 miles n of Atka Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska                   BBU
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Summary: USN pilot of P2V-5F aircraft saw a formation of 3 lights flying at 900 knots (about 1,000 mph) tracked by airborne radar merging into one target. [Identical to Jan. 14, 1958, incident??] 
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: Jan. 13, 1958
Location: Casino, N.S.W., Australia
Time:
Summary: Cat. 3. Interference on car radio as UFO followed car.
Source: (NICAP). (1964). “The UFO Evidence.” Washington. p75.)


Date: Jan. 14, 1958
Location:  Bering Sea                             BBU
Time: 8:34 a.m. 
Summary: Military aircraft crew saw 3 lights in triangular formation flying SW at 320 knots (about 400 mph) tracked on airborne radar. [Identical to Jan. 11, 1958, incident??] 
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index


1958-January-16-Trindade-Island-Brazil-ovni-Brasil-UFODate: January 16, 1958
Location: Trindade Island, Brazil              BBU
Time: 12, 12:15 p.m
Summary: Disk. Almiro Barauna and others. Commander of IGY research ship and many crew members, plus ships photographer Almiro Barauna, sighted and photographed Saturn-shaped object maneuvering over Trindade Island Power failure on the boat when object sighted; power returned upon objects departure

Source: Hynek/CUFOS 1982 tape interview; APRO/Lorenzen/Fontes; etc


Date: January 26, 1958
Location: Shimada City Japan
Time: 1600
Summary: A very bright object landed before numerous chemical workers; they reported beings falling from the sky without parachutes. They wore strange suits and spoke an unknown language
Source: Magonia 458


Date:  Jan. 30, 1958
Location: Lima, Peru
Time:
Summary: Lawyer and family saw a circular UFO hover; car headlights went out. 
Source: UFO, VIII, X


Date: Jan. 31, 1958
Location: 25 miles SW of Tokyo, Japan BBU
Time:
Summary: Night. USAF pilots of T-33 jet(s) saw 12 yellow-orange lights fly S in 3 groups. 
Source: Project 1947


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