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1959: February UFO & Alien Sightings

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Date: February 1959
Location: Umiat Alaska
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Summary: 350 km east of Umiat, trappers saw a red, disk-shaped object less than 4 km away, going up and down, sometimes nearly touching the ground. It circled and went away.
Source: Magonia 481


Date: Feb. 2, 1959 
Location: Near Sandusky, Ohio BBU 
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Summary: University of Michigan professor and his wife driving on the Ohio Turnpike saw a yellow half-sphere in the sky.
Source: Willy Smith pp. 92-93


Date: Feb. 4, 1959 
Location: Gulf of Mexico (Swan Island) 
Time: 3:00 a.m. 
Summary: Reddish light sped back and forth across course of Pan American Airways plane, then disappeared at high speed in vertical climb.
Source: NICAP UFOE, V


Date: Feb. 9, 1959 
Location: Imperial Beach, California
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Summary: Bright UFO with halo filmed.
Source: NICAP UFOE, VIII


Date: Feb. 16, 1959 
Location: Benghazi, Libya BBU 
Time: 9:30 p.m. 
Summary: British military man saw a silvery blue to reddish to dark round object with dome, sharply outlined, with vents of green light, varying brightness, varying speed from hovering to very fast, suddenly disappeared.
Source: CUFOS re-eval.; Jan Aldrich


Date: February 23, 1959: The Killian Case


Date: Feb. 24, 1959 
Location: 13 miles SW of Williamsport, Penna. BBU 
Time: 8:20-9 p.m.
Summary:  American Airlines Flight 139 pilot Capt. Peter W. Killian and First Officer James Dee, on a DC-6B airliner flying from Newark to Detroit, saw 3 lights changing relative position, separation and color (yellow-orange to brilliant blue-white) at the 9 o’clock position to the SSW at 30° elevation.
Source: NICAP UFOE, V, IX, Willy Smith pp. 85-96


Date: Feb. 24, 1959 
Location: Victorville, Calif. BBU 
Time: 10:00-10:15 p.m. 
Summary: Intense white light lit up bedroom, dogs barked as if terrified, witness sighted to the W at about 20° elevation a biconvex dull red object about 25 ft wide with a blunt tear-drop profile approaching rapidly within 10 secs lowering height to about 8-10 ft passing about 80 ft away N of house and veering slightly to NE disappearing from behind; 5 mins later reappeared to W and made a similar pass and at similar intervals 3 more W-NE passes. Object made high-pitched transformer hum, radio static noted.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 167-170


Date: Feb. 26, 1959 
Location: London, England
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Summary: Air Traffic Controllers, others saw a bright yellow disc which hovered for 20 minutes above airport, then climbed away at high speed.
Source: NICAP UFOE, X


Date: February 28 1959: The Disappearance of Private Irwin


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