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Date:   Summer  1960
Location:   Walkerton, Ontario, Canada
Time:    02:00
Summary:   One ball, about 5 feet across, was observed by five male experienced witnesses two of them independent on a farm for one hour. Policemen, newspapermen, and an astronomer observe a three-foot diameter, maneuvering mass. We followed country roads until we came within 100 yards of the object. It was hovering around a large tree, which stood alone in the center of a cultivated field. The tree was about 100 yards distant and about 120 feet high. The object, which subtended an angle of about 1/4 degrees (giving it a physical diameter of less than 3 feet), appeared circular in shape and was thus probably a spheroid. It was highly luminous against the dark sky background and changed color through the whole visible spectral range with a period of ~ 2 seconds (rather an irregular period). Because it was rather bright, I may have slightly overestimated the angular size, and 1/4 degrees should perhaps be considered an upper limit. A lower limit would certainly be 1/8 degrees. The object appeared to be examining the tree rather closely. It circled the upper branches, ranging from 50 to 100 feet off the ground, passing in front of the tree, then clearly visible through the branches on passing behind the tree again. It continued this apparent “observation” of the tree for several minutes while we watched. Then, anxious for a picture, we climbed the perimeter fence and started slowly toward the tree facing due west. We had not gone more than 10 feet before it “noticed” us and, noiselessly accelerating at a very high rate, headed almost directly south, disappearing over the horizon (on a slightly rising trajectory) in about 2-1/2 seconds. (I consider my length and time estimates to be quite reliable as I was actively engaged in track and field at the time and thus quite competent at this type of estimation. Even under such exceptional circumstances, these figures are most probably within +/- 20 percent.)
Source:  Hynek, J. Allen


Date:   July  1960
Location:   Blyth, England
Time:   23:45
Summary:   One object, the size of the moon, was observed by two children for two minutes (Parker).
Source:  BUFORA


Date: July 1, 1960 
Location: Near Leefe, Wyoming
Time: 10:30
Summary: Hovering disc like “two dinner plates face to face,” ascended and sped away. Silent 55m diameter disc hovers 50 feet above slag heap from mine. Had 5 transparent domes on the bottom. Took off rapidly to the south.
Source: NICAP UFOE, XII


Date:   July 2 1960
Location:   Puerto Rico
Time:   03:00
Summary:   Venezuelan Constellation incident. Bright object followed plane for 20 minutes, moving rapidly to the at great speed. An object was observed from a car. One object was observed by a group of witnesses on the ocean for 20 minutes.
Source:  Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999


Date:  July 2, 1960
Location:  Nr. Maiquetia, Venezuela
Time:
Summary: Pilot and crew of Venezuelan Airlines Super-Constellation arriving from Spain, reported plane was followed by a luminous UFO.
Source: NICAP UFOE, X


Date:   July 2 1960
Location:   Central Part of Highway 49 in,Illinois
Time:   Pre-dawn
Summary:   An object was observed. It buzzed a witness. Physiological effects were noted. One object was observed by four witnesses on a highway (Darnell).
Source:  APRO


Date:   July 3 1960
Location:   Chico, California
Time:   
Summary:   Five objects, about 150 feet across, were observed by one male witness (Malmquist).
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date: July 3, 1960: Cordoba, Argentina – The Yacanto Photograph.


Date:   July 5 1960
Location:   Asbury Park, New Jersey
Time:   Around 2100
Summary:   Objects were observed using optical instruments. Seven objects were observed by more than one male witness (Yuill).
Source:  Herb, Gert


Date:   July 5 1960
Location:   Gribskov, Denmark
Time:   2100
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses.
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Date:   July 6 1960
Location:   Teli, Russia
Time:    20:30
Summary:   Scientists incident. A moon-like object was sighted by eight scientists over Teli, Russia at a 45-degree elevation above the horizon. The UFO flew to the north moving at 1.5 degrees of arc per minute.
Source:  Zigel, Felix 


Date:   July 7 1960
Location:   Virginia 
Time:   Afternoon
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:   July 8 1960
Location:   Copenhagen, København, Denmark
Time:    02:45
Summary:   One object was observed.
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Date:   July 8 1960
Location:   Teli, Russia
Time:    12:00
Summary:   Scientists incident. Disc appears from mountains in west, unpopulated area. A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed in clear weather by eight witnesses at a mountain for over 25 minutes (Danilov).
Source:  Zigel, Felix 


Date:   July 11 1960
Location:   Waldstadt, Germany
Time:   Evening
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date:   July 11 1960
Location:   Karlsruhe, Germany
Time:    21:32
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported (Weber).
Source:   UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date:   July 14 1960
Location:   Durham, North Carolina
Time:    02:30
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:  Robert, Monroe 


Date:   July 14 1960
Location:   Linz.Donau, Austria
Time:    22:30
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported (Inngraf).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date:  July 14, 1960
Location: 2 miles E of Miho AFB, Japan                                             BBU
Time: 1:03 a.m. 
Summary: Military aircraft pilot saw a brilliant pale yellow oblong object with a short trail flying at about 10,000 mph.
Source: Project 1947


Date:   July 16 & 17 1960
Location:   Chico, California
Time:   23:30
Summary:   Several objects were observed by one male witness for several hours (Malmquist). Unidentified objects were sighted by multiple independent witnesses, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. More than two objects were observed by five experienced military witnesses (Malmquist).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   July 18 1960
Location:   Rome, Trieste,  Genova, Florence, Trento & Ostiglia, Italy
Time:   After 2000 – 20:35
Summary:   One object with an enormous tail was observed.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques 


Date:   July 18 1960
Location:   Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Time:    20:30
Summary:   One object was observed.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:   July 18 1960
Location:   Massif.Ecrins, France
Time:   20:45
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported for over 75 minutes.
Source:  Vallee, Jacques 


Date:   July 18 1960
Location:   Udby Funen, Denmark
Time:   22:00
Summary:   One object was observed by one witness.
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Date:   July 19 1960
Location:   Terni, Umbria, Italy
Time:   03:02
Summary:   3 reports of same UFO. 
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine (Palmer)


Date: July 19, 1960 
Location: St. Louis, MO    BBU 6858
Time: 8:30 p.m. 
Summary: T. L. Ochs saw a round, bright red light fly overhead, stop and hover, and then back up. Ochs reported similar sightings on 3 following nights [July 20 and 21 plus ?]. One red ball was observed by multiple witnesses in a city for 20 minutes (Ochs, T L). A low humming sound was heard.
Source: APRO


Date: July 20th 1960
Location: Pickering, Ontario
Time:
Summary: On a farm, as a thirteen year old youngman, I went out early on a sunny and clear summer morning with my father’s 22 rifle to do some target shooting, heading to the barn. Above, from the north east, moving slowly and leisurely across the sky, turning end over end, I suppose one could call it tumbling, was a cylindrical object aprroximately 2000 feet in the air. It looked like a gigantic, shiny chrome tin can, and as it slowly tumbled, I could see the flat bottom and top were identical and seemed to have metallic scratches or brushed chrome designs shaped in circles while the sides were clear reflective chrome. There was no sound, no lights, no windows, it was solid metal. To clarify what I was seeing, there I was about to go target shooting, my first split-second thought was that someone had thrown up a tin can into the sky for me to shoot at. I quickly realized that was no tin can and I understood it would be ludicrous of me to shoot at it. I just stood and watched 2 minutes as it crossed the farm fields, I could see it’s shadow in the field as it passed and I watched it slowly disappear into the horizon miles away. Years wemt by, I raised a family, ran a business and never really thought about that event until I happened to take a book from the library called “UFO Report” or something like that and flipping though it, I saw some drawings which looked certainly very similar, perhaps even identical, to the bottoms of that “tin can”. Reading up on it, the article talked about crop circles and things I’ve never heard of but I wondered if the ends of that object, were electromechanically pulling, one end pulling the other on an on-off sequence, causing it to slowly tumble in the end-over-end manner I described. Pardon my ignorance on these matters. Of course I remember it to this day and as improbable as it sounds, I’ve even tried some rudimentary experiments to see if I could recreate such a thing in my basement utilizing electical magnets and a beam of light.
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Date:   July 20 1960
Location:   St Louis, Missouri
Time:   21:30
Summary:   Round ball or wheel-like object with central nucleus, around it were revolving or orbiting lights or balls. Winked off. One red ball was observed by over 8 witnesses for 30 minutes (Sokol). A low humming sound was heard.
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   July 20 1960
Location:   Viborg, Denmark
Time:   21:48
Summary:   One object was observed.
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Date:   July 21 1960
Location:   St Louis, Missouri
Time:   
Summary:   Project Blue Book “unidentified” case.  One object was observed by a male witness (Sokol).
Source:  Project Bluebook


Date:   July 21 1960
Location:   Miami, Florida
Time:   Evening
Summary:   Power failure occurred after a misty blue cloud with bright center was seen. A crowd chased a “spaceman” wearing bubble headgear “w gold in it” on Collins Avenue, but lost him. On this evening a power failure occurred in Miami, Florida after a misty blue cloud with a bright center was seen. A crowd chased a ‘spaceman’ wearing bubble headgear ‘with gold in it’ down Collins Avenue, but lost him. 
Source:  Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date:   July 21 1960
Location:   Skive, Viborg, Denmark
Time:   21:30
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses.
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Date:   July 21 1960
Location:   Helsingor, Denmark
Time:   22:30
Summary:   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one witness.
Source:  


Date:   July 22 1960
Location:   Kennebunkport, Maine
Time:   
Summary:   An object was observed using optical instruments. One object was observed by three single female witnesses for 20 minutes (Storer).
Source:  NICAP


Date:   July 22 1960
Location:   Ballerup, Denmark
Time:   07:55
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses. 
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Date:   July 22 1960
Location:   Martin, Tennessee
Time:   22:00
Summary:   Disc hovered. Had rudder. Traces: large oily circles found. At ten o’clock in the evening a disc-shaped object with a fin or rudder-like protuberance was seen hovering over Martin, Tennessee by a 13-year-old girl. After it left large oily circles were found on the ground. An object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. Traces found. One disc, about 20 feet across, was observed by one female 13-year-old witness in a residential area (Sisk).
Source:  APRO


Date:   July 24 1960
Location:   Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Time:   Dusk
Summary:   Giant object, glowing like the sun, travelled at tremendous speed, exploded in sea. An object was observed. It moved with a falling-leaf motion. A daylight disc was observed by a male witness on the ocean (Ashman). A roaring sound was heard.
Source:  Hervey, Michael UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere Robert Hale, London, 1975 ISBN:0-7091-4724-4


Date: July 24, 1960 
Location: Portville, NY 
Time: 20:45
Summary: State policeman reported two dumbbell-like UFOs. Frank Porcello and two others saw two UFOs maneuver over Portville, New York at 8:45 p.m. The sighting lasted more than four minutes.
Source: NICAP UFOE, VII


Date:   July 25 1960
Location:   Kastrup, Denmark
Time:    02:59
Summary:   One object was observed.
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Date:   July 25 1960
Location:   Berlin, Germany
Time:   Night
Summary:   Four objects were observed by two witnesses (Eggers).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit)


Date:   July 27 1960
Location:   Charlottenlund, Denmark
Time:   23:25
Summary:   One object was observed.
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Date:   July 29 1960
Location:   Portland, Indiana
Time:   
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.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:   July 29 1960
Location:   Amager, Denmark
Time:   23:00
Summary:   One object was observed.
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Date:   July 30 1960
Location:   Bishopbriggs, Scotland
Time:   23:30
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Hatch, Larry 


Date:   Late July 1960
Location:   Upland, California
Time:   21:00
Summary:   One circular object, the size of the moon, was observed for over .5 minutes.
Source:  Davenport, Peter 


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