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Date: Spring, 1960
Location: Syracuse (New York)
Time:   23:00
Summary: An electronics engineer was fishing when he heard a shrill, whirring sound and saw a round object, with a rotating light on top, land on the shore. The sound gradually stopped, an opening became visible, and two dwarfs with oversized heads came out with a hose and pumped water from the river. Later they appeared to play like children. Their bodies glowed with lights of changing colors. One ball was observed by one experienced male witness on a river for over 15 minutes. A whirring sound was heard. Two dwarves, each wearing a luminous suit, were seen.
Source: Magonia 501


Date:   Spring  1960
Location:   West Virginia
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Summary:   An object was observed and photographed.
Source:  Project Bluebook


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Date:   April  1960
Location:   Scaer, Bretagne, France
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Summary:   Electromagnetic effect: moped stalls. Human-looking man invites witness to tour saucer landed on ground: saw seats, levers, map, dials, etc.
Source:  Boedec, Jean-F. Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d’un Phenomene Editions Fernand Lanore, Paris, 1978


Date:   April  1960
Location:    Tustin, Michigan
Time:   21:45
Summary:   Was driving north through wooded area, heavily overcast sky. object descended from clouds and hovered. witness and other cars and trucks pulled over. Watched about 5 min, when object “ascended straight up into the clouds.” One gray disc, about 80 feet across, around 300 feet away, was observed in overcast weather by one male 75-year-old witness in a forest for five minutes. No sound was heard.
Source:  MUFON


Date:   April  1960
Location:   Hammond, Indiana
Time:   Night
Summary:   Objects were observed and photographed. Six objects, larger than a star, were observed (Jaeger; Larson).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   April 1 1960
Location:   Hackensack, New Jersey
Time:   Night
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:   April 1 1960
Location:   Angra Do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal
Time:    12:00
Summary:   A daytime disc was reported on the shore.
Source:  Lourenco, Victor PORTUCAT Portugal UFO database


Date:   April 2 1960
Location:   Long Beach, California
Time:   Around 2100
Summary:   Eight objects were observed by three male witnesses in a city for over one minute (Reschka).
Source:  NICAP


Date:   April 3 1960
Location:   Nuernberg, Germany
Time:   Evening
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported (Seelmann).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date:   April 4 1960
Location:   Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany
Time:    21:30
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported (Meng).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date: April 5, 1960
Location: Beira, Mozambique
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Summary: the French newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré reported a month after the alleged event that on April 5, 1960, in Beira, Mozambique, an orange disk landed with a hissing sound, then exploded, while four dwarfish figures ran away into the brush.
Source: Le Dauphiné Libéré; Magonia 502


Date:   April 5 1960
Location:   Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Time:   05:10
Summary:   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one female witness in a city. A noise was heard.
Source:  Cramp, Leonard G. Piece for a Jig-Saw Somerton, Isle of Wight, 1966


Date:   April 5 1960
Location:   Loogootee, Indiana
Time:    18:00
Summary:   One object was observed in clear weather by one experienced male witness for 12 seconds (Hand).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   April 6 1960
Location:   Opa-locka, Florida
Time:    17:30
Summary:   An object was observed from a car. One object was observed by a group of male experienced witnesses (Cook).
Source:  NICAP


Date:   April 8 1960
Location:   USA
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Summary:   One object was observed by a male experienced witness (Ryan).
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date:   April 9 1960
Location:   Arcata, California
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Summary:   An object was observed and photographed.
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   April 9 1960
Location:   Mexico
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Summary:   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed.
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date:   April 10 1960
Location:   La Porte, Indiana
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Summary:   One object was observed by one male 80-year-old witness for six seconds.
Source:  Hartle, Orvil R. A Carbon Experiment Author, La Porte, 1963


Date:   April 10 1960
Location:   Le Boulou Se, Mt St Christophe, France
Time:    22:00
Summary:   Flying discs were observed and photographed. Two white discs were observed at a mountain for ten minutes
Source:  Hatch, Larry


Date:   April 11 1960
Location:   Stonehaven, Scotland
Time:    20:20
Summary:   A flying disc was observed. Multiple independent witnesses. One red disc was observed in cloudy weather by six witnesses on a road for two minutes (Greig). Reddish-gold disc flew to the north into cloud. Flew out again but headed in a different direction. Independent observers.
Source:  FSR


Date:   April 11 1960
Location:   Dundee, Scotland
Time:   After 2000
Summary:   One object was observed by two experienced witnesses (Cameron).
Source:  FSR


Date: April 12 [18?], 1960 
Location: La Camp (Lacamp), LA    BBU 6711
Time: 9 p.m.
Summary:  Physical scientist Monroe Arnold saw a fiery-red disc from the S touch the ground about 1,000 ft away with a loud explosion heard by many people, and a flame. It bounced in an E direction for about 1,000 ft then rose again, turned W and disappeared. The ground was scarred in 9 places, and a substance resembling metallic paint was found, analysis inconclusive.
Source: Berliner; cf. Vallée Magonia 503


Date:  April 13, 1960
Location:  Red Bluff, CA
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Summary: State Police encounter with highly maneuverable elliptical object, red light beams swept ground .
Source: NICAP UFOE, V


Date:   April 13 1960
Location:   Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Time:   Evening
Summary:   An object was tracked by radar. One object was observed by military witnesses at a military facility.
Source:  NICAP 


Date:   April 13 1960
Location:   Lexington, Massachusetts
Time:    20:40
Summary:   One object was observed by a group of witnesses (Stuart).
Source:  NICAP 


Date:   April 15 1960
Location:   Mount Prospect, New Hampshire
Time:   Around 2300
Summary:   One object was observed by more than two witnesses at a mountain
Source:  NICAP 


Date:   April 16 1960
Location:   Santiago Del Estero, Argentina
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Summary:   Two objects were observed by three witnesses for eight minutes.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques


Date:   April 16 1960
Location:   Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Time:    17:50
Summary:   Brilliant vertical cylinder/pole rises slowly, turns horizontal and darkens. Flies to the northeast out to sea. A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cylinder was observed by three female witnesses on the shore for two minutes.
Source:  APRO


Date: April 17, 1960 
Location: Richards Gebaur AFB, Kansas City, MO   BBU 6721
Time: 8:29 p.m.
Summary: An object was observed using optical instruments. One red light, the size of a star, was observed in clear weather by two experienced male military witnesses at an airfield for over two minutes (Ford). No sound was heard.
Source: Berliner


Date:   April 18 1960
Location:   Big Pine, California
Time:   03:40
Summary:   One object, , was observed by two experienced male witnesses for six seconds (Drake).
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date:   April 18 1960
Location:   Virginia 
Time:   Around 1000
Summary:   An abduction of a witness was reported. Telepathic phenomena were said to have occurred. An abduction by alien entities was reported by one male witness (Monroe).
Source:  Robert, Monroe


Date: April 18, 1960
Location: Lacamp Louisiana
Time: 2100
Summary: Mr. Arnold saw a round object, fiery red in color, arriving at high speed from the south. It touched the ground about 300 m away with a loud explosion heard by many people, and a flame. It bounced in an easterly direction for about 300 m, then rose again, turned west and disappeared. The ground was scarred in nine places, and a substance resembling metallic paint was found.
Source: Science & Mechanics Dec., 66; Magonia 503


Date:   April 19 1960
Location:   Conrad, Montana
Time:   17:45
Summary:   One object was observed by one male witness on a farm (Doheney)
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:   April 22 1960
Location:  Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal 
Time:   21:00
Summary:   A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cigar-shaped object was observed by several witnesses on a railroad.
Source:  Ballester Olmos, Vicente-Juan


Date:   April 23 1960
Location:   Villa Monica, Argentina
Time:   11:10
Summary:   A daytime disc was reported.
Source:  Banchs, Roberto Enrique Las Evidencias del Fenomeno OVNI Rodolfo Alonso, Buenos Aires, 1976


Date:   April 24 1960
Location:   Buffalo, New York
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Summary:   An unidentifiable object was observed at close range (Arlington).
Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date:   April 25 1960
Location:   Shelby, Montana    BBU 6727
Time:   19:00
Summary:   Mrs. M. Clark saw five circular objects fly in trail formation, hover, accelerate and make sharp turns. Case file includes other reports from Mrs. Clark for previous three years. Five red spheres, about 10 feet across, were observed by a photographer for three hours (Clark, M). No sound was heard.
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date: April 25, 1960 
Location: Plymouth, NH
Time: 21:00
Summary: Former Town Selectman saw bright red cigar-shaped UFO hover, speed away. One object was observed by one experienced male witness for 24 seconds (Spencer).
Source: NICAP UFOE, VII


Date:   April 27 1960
Location:   Slagelse, Vestsjælland, Denmark
Time:   03:00
Summary:   Catena Car engine and lights died. Car stops 20 feet from green glowing 30 feet wide dome disc. three portholes, three legs, central column. four 3′ tall entities in luminous green costumes. three dark vertical chest marks. Mr. N. N., a painter, was driving from Slagelse to Naestved, Denmark at around 3:00 a.m. when his car engine and lights died. His car stopped twenty feet from a green glowing thirty-foot wide domed disc. The object was shaped like two bowls edge-to-edge, had a shining stripe of light around its center, three portholes, three legs for landing gear, and a central column. It also made a humming sound. Four three-foot tall entities in luminous green costumes emerged. Their uniforms had three dark vertical marks on the chest.
Source:  Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date:   April 28 1960
Location:   Virginia 
Time:    19:30
Summary:   An abduction of a witness was reported. Telepathic phenomena were said to have occurred. An abduction by alien entities was reported by one male witness (Monroe).
Source:  Monroe


Date:   April 28 1960
Location:   West Thornton, New Hampshire
Time:   After 2100
Summary:    One object was observed by one female witness, an experienced observor.
Source:  NICAP


Date:   April 30 1960
Location:   Okayama, Japan
Time:    04:30
Summary:   Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one witness (Yasui).
Source:  Bloecher, Ted R.


Date:   April 30 1960
Location:  Hayes, England 
Time:   After 1900
Summary:   Three objects were observed in cloudy weather by three witnesses (Hickman).
Source:  FSR


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