Think About It

Helping People "Think" is our passion.

1961: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Home » Sightings by Date » 1950 - 1999 Sightings » 1961 Sightings » 1961: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  February   1961
Location:   Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Time:    20:15
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported for two minutes.
Source:  Del Valle, Pierre Pierre Del Valle investigation files , Bordeaux


Date: February  1961
Location:  Western Europe, France  Loqueffret, Bretagne, France
Time: 22:10
Summary: Disc near nuclear power station. Domed disc at 150m altitude One domed disc was observed by one male 42-year-old witness (as reported to the police) near a nuclear test site for a few minutes (Chiquello).
Source: GEPA, Phenomenes Spatiaux


Date:  February 1 1961
Location:   Bari, Apulien, Italy
Time:   
Summary:   One object, the size of a star, was observed at an observatory (Gioverra).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten Veit


Date:  February 1 1961
Location:   Vargon, Sweden
Time:   Around 1900
Summary:   Three objects were observed in clear weather by five witnesses for over three minutes (Andersson).
Source:  UFO Information Sweden


Date:  February 1 1961
Location:   Tebstrup, Denmark
Time:   19:50
Summary:   Several objects were observed by several witnesses.
Source:  


Date:  February 2 1961
Location:   Detroit, Michigan
Time:   20:10
Summary:   One green green fireball, the size of the moon, was observed in cloudy weather by more than one male witness for six seconds (Larson).
Source:  Herb, Gert Gert Herb investigation files, Chicago


Date:  February 4 1961
Location:   Traunstein, Germany
Time:   17:10
Summary:   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by four witnesses.
Source:  


Date:  February 5 1961
Location:   Bedford, Massachusetts
Time:   
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2


Date: February 5-7, 1961 
Location: Maine
Time:
Summary: Many reports of strange lights flashing around in sky. Some blinked and moved up and down. Portland Press Herald editorial, Feb. 9: “Mysterious objects ‘lit up like a ball of fire and going fast’ zoom over Portland. Unidentified shapes with green, yellow and red lights hover over Brunswick then dart away with ‘unbelievable quickness.’ Strange things are happening. . . The military had us just about convinced that no such objects existed. The only trouble was that many people -good, reliable observers – continued to see these things.”
Source:


Date:  February 6 1961
Location:   Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Time:   
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  February   1961
Location:   Argentina
Time:   
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses.
Source:  


Date: February 7, 1961 
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine Biddeford, Maine
Time: 22:30
Summary: The president of an advertising agency saw a bright red hemispherical UFO which hovered, then suddenly sped away. One object was observed by one experienced male witness on the shore for two minutes (Walley).
Source: NICAP UFOE, VII 


Date:  February 9 1961
Location:   Mount Pleasant, New York
Time:   
Summary:   More than one object was observed.
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine


Date:  February 10 1961
Location:   Balephuil, UK
Time:   13:00
Summary:   An object was observed. Ground traces were found. One object was observed by one witness for two hours (Brown).
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  February 12 1961
Location:   Bjus, Sweden
Time:   02:45
Summary:   One object, the size of the moon, was observed by three witnesses for two minutes.
Source:  


Date:  February 12 1961
Location:   Borlange, Sweden
Time:   03:15
Summary:   One object, the size of the moon, was observed.
Source:  


Date:  February 13 1961
Location:   Tonges, South Africa
Time:   Around 0300
Summary:  Nautical UFO. Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed. A noise was heard.
Source:  Sanderson, Ivan T. Invisible Residents World, New York, 1970


Date:  February 13 1961
Location:   Lakeport, California
Time:   21:00
Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported (Snider).
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis


Date:  February 14 1961
Location:   Stockholm, Sweden
Time:   19:30
Summary:   Two objects were observed in clear weather by three witnesses.
Source:  


Date: February 16, 1961 
Location: Atlantic N. of Bermuda BBU 
Time: 10:45 p.m. (EST), 0345Z
Summary: An abnormally large blip was observed for 1-3 minutes on radar on a magnetic heading of 270 degrees. The speed of the object was reported to be 4,500 knots. The object disappeared on the same heading of 270 degrees. The object was observed on an APS-95 radar aboard a RC-121D based at Otis AFB, Mass.
Source: Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, McDonald list


Date:  February 16 1961
Location:   Lakeport, California
Time:   
Summary:   Objects were observed and photographed. More than one object was observed by a male witness (Sneed).
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine


Date:  February 16 1961
Location:   Marysville, Washington
Time:   18:55
Summary:    Two objects were observed by one experienced male witness for 12 seconds (Matthiesen).
Source:  NICAP 


Date:  February 16 1961
Location:   Chamberlain Lake, Maine
Time:   21:30
Summary:   A hovering object was observed. One object was observed by a male witness.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis


Date:  February 16 1961
Location:   Hannover, Germany
Time:   22:26
Summary:   Several objects were observed by one witness (Liebig).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten


Date:  February 16 & 17 1961
Location:   Wuppertal, Germany
Time:   Night
Summary:   One object was observed by eight witnesses.
Source:  UFO Nachrichten


Date:  February 18 1961
Location:   Crailsheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Time:   20:00
Summary:   One object, the size of a star, was observed by one witness.
Source:  UFO Nachrichten


Date:  February 18 1961
Location:  Rosenheim, Germany 
Time:   21:30
Summary:   Several objects, the size of a star, were observed by four witnesses (Egeler).
Source:  UFO Nachrichten


Date:  February 19 1961
Location:   Bergstrom AFB, Texas
Time:   19:30
Summary:  Objects were tracked by radar. More than one object was observed at an airfield. 
Source:  Steiger, Brad Flying Saucers are Hostile Award A234S, New York, 1967


Date:  February 19 1961
Location:   Randers, Århus, Denmark
Time:    20:50
Summary:   Several objects were observed by one witness.
Source:  


Date:  February 19 1961
Location:   Friedrichshafen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Time:   22:00
Summary:  One object was observed at a lake. 
Source:  


Date:  February 20 1961
Location:   Kirkland Lake, UK
Time:   
Summary:   One object was observed.
Source:  Newspaper 


Date:  February 20 1961
Location:   Suring, Wisconsin
Time:   06:30
Summary:   Electromagnetic effects were noted. An object, twice the size of the moon, was observed (Pendl).
Source:  Villard, O.


Date:  February 21 1961
Location:   Norresundby, Denmark
Time:   
Summary:   One object was observed.
Source:  


Date:  February 21 1961
Location:   Linkoping, Sweden
Time:   19:40 
Summary:   An unidentified object was sighted by multiple independent witnesses, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by a male witness.
Source:  


Date:  February 21 1961
Location:   Vikingstad, Sweden
Time:   19:40
Summary:   One object was observed by a male witness.
Source:  


Date:  February 21 1961
Location:   Hordaland, Norway
Time:   Night
Summary:   One object was observed.
Source:  


Date:  February 21 1961
Location:   Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Time:   Night
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses.
Source:  


Date:  February 22 1961
Location:   Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Time:   
Summary:   Objects were observed and photographed. More than one object was observed.
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine


Date:  February 22 1961
Location:   Fort Walton, Florida
Time:   
Summary:   Objects were observed and photographed. More than one object was observed.
Source:  Flying Saucers Magazine


Date:  February 22 1961
Location:   Sjogestad, Sweden
Time:    22:30
Summary:   A hovering object was observed. One object was observed by one witness.
Source:  


Date:  February 23 1961
Location:   Entzheim, Alsace, France
Time:   Afternoon
Summary:   A daytime disc was reported.
Source:  Schoenherr, Luis 


Date:  February 23 1961
Location:   Muenchen (Munich), Germany
Time:   18:30
Summary:   One object was observed by two witnesses.
Source:  


Date: February 23, 1961
Location:  Misawa AFB, Japan BBU 
Time:
Summary: 
Source: McDonald list 


Date:  February 23 1961
Location:   Virginia 
Time:   Night
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:  February 24 1961
Location:   Bruxelles, Belgium
Time:   21:05
Summary:   One object was observed by one male witness for five minutes (Dohmen).
Source:  Bonabot, Jacques Catalog of Belgian Cases


Date: February 26, 1961
Location: Tyndall AFB, Florida BBU 
Time:
Summary:  
Source: McDonald list 


Date:  February 26 1961
Location:   Lake Mosso, Denmark
Time:    04:15
Summary:   One object was observed.
Source:  


Date: February 27, 1961 
Location: Yuma, Ariz BBU 
Time: 1041 local time
Summary:  A2/C Paul E. Reuter and Capt. Morris Royster of the 864th AC&W Squadron picked up an unusual return about the size of a single aircraft moving slowly at about 42,000 feet on a MPS-14 radar. The object was moving at only 20 knots and it left a trail of diffused echoes extending behind and slanting downward. The rate of descent was approximately 300 feet per minute. Total time of observation was 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Source: Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, McDonald list


Date: February 27, 1961 
Location: Herndon, Virginia BBU 
Time:
Summary: 
Source: McDonald list 


Date: February 27, 1961 
Location: Bark River, Mich.    BBU 7284
Time: 10:15 p.m. 
Summary: Mrs. LaPalm saw a fiery-red, round object, preceded by light rays, slowing and descending, while her dog howled. A ship’s crew watched an oddly shaped flying object twist, turn, and fall into the sea between Lewis and Harris Islands in the Western Isles off Scotland . On that night at 10:15 p.m. a red sphere with light rays projecting out ahead of it was seen by Mrs. Lapham and her daughter for ten minutes in Bark River, Michigan . Her dog howled during the time that the UFO was present.
Source: Berliner 


Date: February 27, 1961 
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland    BB
Time: 10:45 p.m. EST 
Summary: A cluster of three objects was seen on ground radar at an altitude of approximately 6300 feet. The objects had the ability to stand still and had a high rate of change of direction. Speed of the objects was tracked at 900 knots with stops and starts. It was stated that the UFO were observed by a Sergeant at Fort Mead Missile Master Center and also tracked on radar. The length of the observation was approximately 20 minutes.
Source: Dan Wilson, BB files


Date:  February 27 1961
Location:   Lewis, UK
Time:   
Summary:   Nautical UFO. Ships crew watched odd object twist, turn, and fall into sea. An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by numerous witnesses on the ocean for ten minutes.
Source:  FSR


Date: February 28, 1961 
Location: waverly AFB, Iowa BBU 
Time: 9:16 p.m. local time
Summary: A fast moving object appeared on a Mark X radar of the 788th Radar Squadron at 245 degrees at a range of 40 miles and on a SW heading. The object proceeded to a range of 125 miles at 240 degrees then made left turn to 230 degrees at 140 miles. The object turned inbound on a heading of 40 degrees and disappeared at a range of 30 miles. Length of observation was 10 minutes. All the witnesses were employed by the FAA as Flight Followers and considered very reliable.  
Source: Dan Wilson, McDonald List


Date: February 28,  1961 
Location: Nr.  Lakeville, Massachusetts
Time: 03:15
Summary: A bright yellow elongated UFO with dark red edge, surrounded by black “smoke”, was seen after witnesses heard a roaring noise. House lights failed as UFO made two passes over area.   An object was observed. Electromagnetic effects were noted. One star was observed by more than three witnesses in a yard for five minutes (Blackwood). A noise was heard.
Source: NICAP UFOE, VIII


Date:  February 28 1961
Location:   Homburg Tannus, Germany
Time:   19:50
Summary:   Seven objects were observed.
Source:  


Date:  February   1961
Location:   
Time:   
Summary:   
Source:  

Tags:

POST A COMMENT

You must be logged in to post a comment.