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Date: April 9, 1961 
Location: Kingsville, Texas
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Summary: Round red UFO descended, hovered, sped away.
Source: NICAP UFOE, XII


Date: April 11, 1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida BBU 
Time: 9:57 a.m. local time
Summary:  An object was picked up on ground radar at speeds from from 150 knots to 600 knots. The object orbited 6 or 7 times along an azimuth of 126 degrees and between 10 and 55 miles from the Cape. The length of the observation was 30 minutes. The UFO was picked up prior to launch of test number 1352, a Polaris Missile. (39 documents found)
Source: Dan Wilson, McDonald list


Date: April 14, 1961 
Location: Far East, NW of Mariana Islands [1834N  14257E] BBU 
Time: 2:36 p.m. local time
Summary: Four objects the size of a pinhead were picked up on air intercept radar. The radar blips were small and well defined.The length of the observation was approximately 10-15 minutes. 
Source: McDonald list 


pescaraitaly1961largeDate: April 1961
Location: Pescara, Italy
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Summary: Bruno Ghibaudi, a scientific newspaper journalist, took several photographs of strange flying devices on the beaches of Pescara along the Adriatic sea in April 1961. He also claims he had encountered extraterrestrial beings. See the larger version of the picture.
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Date: April 18, 1961: Eagle River Close Encounter


Date: April 20, 1961 
Location: Hanna City AFS, Illinois BBU 
Time: 6:20 p.m. CST.
Summary:  An object at an estimated altitude of 97,000 feet was picked up on a FPS-6A radar of the 791 Radar Squadron (SAGE)  at a bearing of 96 degrees. The object disappeared after 1 hour and 4 minutes at 10,000 feet at a 95 degrees bearing. The object had been on a perpendicular descent with a 10 NM variation.
Source: McDonald


Date: April 24, 1961
Location: 200 miles SW of San Francisco, Calif.    BBU 7359
Time: 3:34 a.m. (PST).
Summary:   AEW&C Sq aircraft commander Capt. H. J. Savoy and navigator 1st Lt. M. W. Rand, on USAF RC-121D radar patrol plane at 11,000 ft saw reddish-white round object or light, similar to satellite or aircraft, angular size of pinhead at arm’s length, moving W to E, tracked through sextant from 29°55′ elevation 140° azimuth (SE) disappearing at the horizon at 50° (or 60° text barely legible) azimuth. No sound, no trail, weather clear, check for Echo satellite negative.
Source: Berliner; Jan Aldrich-NICAP


UFO_102Date: April 27 1961 
Location: Montesilvano Beach Italia
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