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Date: Sept. 2, 1961 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU 
Time: 4:40-4:50 p.m. (MST)
Summary:  Ziegler saw reflection of sun from a shiny surface moving erratically W to E from about 240° azimuth (about WSW) to 210° when it stopped and emitted several smaller silvery objects about 1/6 the size of the main object, then continued on to about 150° azimuth (about SSE) where it again stopped and emitted several silvery objects about 1/6 size then moved away and climbed to about elevation 50° until disappearance by fading.
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: Sept. 7, 1961
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida BBU 
Time: 8:37 p.m. local time.
Summary:   Object moving vertically in tracking scope during missile launch. Military source. AF evaluation: “…star Gamma Piscium.”. (Hynek UFO Rpt p. 44) Hynek: “Gamma Piscium is a relatively faint star, and quite stationary. It is absurd to think that a person professionally qualified to track missile launches would be puzzled by one particular star out of a great many.”
Source: Brad Sparks, Dan Wilson


Date: Sept. 13, 1961 
Location: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Time: 4:00 a.m. 
Summary: Three people reported a round, orange UFO which moved rapidly east to west, stopped and hovered for 5 minutes, then accelerated rapidly disappearing in the distance.
Source: NICAP UFOE, XII


Date: Sept. 19, 1961 
Location: North Concord AFS, Vermont
Time: 5:22 local time
Summary: A return was picked up on an AN/MPS-14 height finder radar at 62,000 feet at 196 degrees at 84 miles. The target was the size of a large aircraft and appeared as a normal target. Contact was lost at 199 degrees at 80 miles going NW then south. Length of observation was 18 minutes. The target moved at a low speed on an erratic course. The location of observers was at 5 miles east of Claremont, New Hampshire.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: Sept. 19, 1961 
Location: Pease AFB, New Hampshire
Time: 2:14 a.m. 
Summary: 
Pease AFB has unidentified radar contact
Source: Dan Wilson, Vallée Magonia 524, etc., NICAP UFOE, XIV


Date: Sept. 19-20, 1961: ABDUCTION OF BETTY & BARNEY HILL BBU 


Date: Sept. 21, 1961 
Location: Pacific Ocean, nr. Wake Island
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Summary: Airline pilots, ship, reported a bright white circular UFO.
Source: NICAP UFOE, X


Date: Sept. 27, 1961
Location:  Pacific Coast BBU 
Time: 7:57 a.m. local time.
Summary:  Post landing CIRVIS Report by a AEW&C aircraft. Radar Operator sighted five objects on his scope. Four of the objects were on a heading of 90 degrees and while the other object was heading of  (80 degrees?). All the objects were moving at a high rate of speed, and disappeared into sea clutter  Three minutes later, two objects appeared heading 70 degrees and moved across the scope and also disappeared into sea clutter. Speed of one of the objects was measured at 1800 knots over a distance of 200 NM. While these two objects were on the scope a single stationary object appeared. After remaining stationary for approx. two minutes it moved on a heading of 265 degrees at 60 knots and was lost in the sea
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Date: Sep 30, 1961
Location: La Porte Indiana
Time: 2200
Summary: Eight km south of La Porte, 16- year-old Dennis Bealor saw a large sphere of orange light rise ahead of him on the road. He was so frightened that he lost control of his bike and left the road.
Source: Magonia 525


Date: Sept. 30, 1961 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada BBU
Time: around 9:04 a.m. local time
Summary: A weather observer at Indian Springs AFB, Nevada, saw objects on a 20 power theodolite at 133.4 degrees azimuth, 55 degrees elevation. The observer first saw one object white or metallic in color, round in shape and the size of the head of a pin. Four smaller objects traveling very  fast came from the first object. The 865th AC&W Squadron, Las Vegas AFS, tracked a UFO on radar 45 miles SE of Nellis AFB.  Picked up on AZ scope only. Object was tracked for approximately 45 minutes.
Source: McDonald


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