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‘1900 – 1949 Sightings’

1949: December UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: December , 1949 Location: Auburndale, Texas Time: Summary:  15 objects were observed by two witnesses (Maddox). Source:Bloecher, Ted R. Date: December 1, 1949 Location: Bennington, Vermont Time:  Summary: On December 1, 1949, Mr. Tetford vanished from a crowded bus. Tetford was on his way home to Bennington from a trip to St. Albans, Vermont. Tetford, an ex-soldier who lived in the Soldier’s Home in Bennington, was sitting on the bus with 14 other passengers. They all testified to seeing him there, sleeping in his seat. When the bus reached its destination, however, Tetford was gone, although his belongings were still on the luggage rack and a bus timetable lay open on his empty seat. Tetford has never returned or been… Read More

1949: November UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: November , 1949 Location:  Baltimore, Maryland, Time:  10:00 Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Newberger). Source: NICAP  Date: November 2, 1949 Location:  Unity, New Hampshire Time:  Summary: An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. An object which flew in a straight line across the sky was reported (Pierce). Source: Project Bluebook Date: Nov. 3, 1949 Location: Baja (near) California Time:  Summary: Air Force pilot saw four discs in formation. Donnelly Case Source:  NICAP  Date: November 3, 1949 Location: Rosarito Beach, Mexico Time: 11:00 Summary: AF Captain sighted flight of four discs north of Rosarito Beach. Objects had cavorting flight formation. Flying discs were observed. Four discs were observed by one experienced male military witness on the shore briefly (Donnelly, W). Source: Weinstein, Dominique Aircraft UFO Encounters Project ACUFOE, Paris, 1999… Read More

1949: September UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Fall, 1949 Location: Tulsa Oklahoma Time: Summary: Don Bushnell, plant superintendent with Southwestern Porcelain Steel Corp., saw an object fall in front of his car as his radio was blocked. He applied the brakes; object vanished.  Source: Magonia 71; Keyhoe Date: September , 1949 Location: New Mexico Time:  Summary: Objects were tracked by radar. Five objects were observed by military witnesses at a military facility for over three minutes. Radar of 5 objects at tremendous speed and altitude at ‘Key Atomic Base’. Source: Hall, Richard H. The UFO Evidence NICAP, Washington, 1964 Date: September , 1949 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Time: Daytime Summary: A flying disc was observed. One silver disc was observed by several male witnesses, typical age 20, for over one minute (Hood, M). Engineering student and friends… Read More

1949: August UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: August , 1949 Location: Fresno, California Time: Around 1400 Summary: One object was observed for 30 minutes (Bromley). Source: Project Bluebook Date: August , 1949 Location: Arlington, Virginia Time:  1430 Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over three minutes (Witt). Source: NICAP  Date: August , 1949 Location: Weinbergen, Germany Time: Afternoon Summary: A daytime disc was reported (Biehler). Source: Schoenherr, Luis  Date: August , 1949 Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania Time:  22:00 Summary: One object was observed by one witness for over one minute (Buczuy). Source: NICAP  Date: August , 1949 Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Time: Night Summary: Flame color object, longer than wide, travel end up with upper end slanting to south, people exclaimed “look it’s going side way!” 100 feet high, 500 feet altitude, passed over school stadium. A cigar-shaped object was observed.… Read More

1949: June UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: June , 1949     Location: Youngstown, Pennsylvania Time: .  08:30 Summary:  Sitting on porch looking at full moon, witness and husband heard buzzing sound. Looked for plane, saw ellipsoid object instead. Continued watching as it crossed the moon then out of sight. One multi-colored elliptical was observed in clear weather by one female 60-year-old witness on a farm for over three minutes. Source:  MUFON Date: June , 1949     Location: Jersey City, New Jersey Time: .  Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported (Roberts, A). Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2 Date: June , 1949     Location: Lewisham, UK Time: . Around 1500 Summary:  A hovering flying disc was observed. One disc was observed (Sturzaker). Source:  BUFORA Date: June 1, 1949            BBU Location: 2 miles… Read More

1949: May UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: May , 1949     Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico Time: . 10:30 Summary:  13 saucers were observed by a male witness near a nuclear test site for 45 minutes (Hunt). Source:  NICAP  Date: May 2, 1949.        BBU Location: Elko, Nevada Time: 11:40 a.m. Summary: CAA radio operator Mr. Small using field glasses saw 3 flying discs 30 ft diameter at 14,000 ft moving (heading?) SW at 300-400 mph make a left turn and depart ahead of a United airliner taking off from Elko airport.       3-4 mins Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index Date: May 3, 1949                  BBU Location: Sidney, Ohio Time: 9:00 a.m.  Summary: Store owner Wilford and Sprague saw bright shiny disc high overhead at about 85° elevation… Read More

1949: Unknown Date UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: 1949 Location: New Mexico Time: Night Summary: Music on car radio blanked out by static as UFO passed low over car. An unidentifiable object was observed at close range and caused physical effects. Source: NICAP  Date: 1949 Location: Lamar, Missouri Time: Daytime Summary: A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by more than one male witness, one of them an experienced observor (Foster). Source: Herb, Gert  Date: 1949 Location: York, Pennsylvania Time: Daytime Summary: Flying discs were observed using optical instruments. A hundred discs, larger than a star, was observed by one male witness (Rhoads). Source: Herb, Gert  Date: 1949 Location: Boone, Kentucky Time: Night Summary: One object was observed by two witnesses at an airport Source: Stringfield, Leonard H. CRIFO Newsletter & CRIFO Orbit Date:  1949 Location:   Time:   Summary:   Source:  … Read More

1949: March UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: March 1, 1949     Location: Stuttgart, Arkansas Time: . 21:29 Summary: Nocturnal lights were observed by two witnesses (Adams) Source: FOIA; Condon Committee Date: March 2, 1949     BBU Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico Time: 12:10 a.m. Summary: Sewald saw high speed light in horizontal flight low in the sky N to S. () 2 secs Source: FOIA; FUFOR Index Date: March 3, 1949 Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico Time: 1:59 a.m. Summary: This report is not an original BB unknown, nor has it been included in the Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns by Brad Sparks. The report is, however, mentioned in the BB Microfilm files and listed in the La Paz/AFOSI Catalog. The behavior of the Green Fireballs is suspect in almost all of the AFOSI Catalog cases,… Read More

1949: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  February 1949 Location:  Time:  Summary:  Source: Date: Feb. 1949 Location: Pucusana (Peru) Time: 1630 Summary: C. A. V. an oil company employee, 30, was driving to Lima when he saw a shiny disk at ground level. He walked toward it for 10 min. Three figures came out as he was 20 m away. They looked like mummies, had joined legs and one large foot. They “slid” along the ground. They were covered with a strange “towely” skin, asked the witness where they were, had a lengthy discussion with him, and took him for a trip in their craft. (Lor. III 122) Source: Magonia 68 Date:  February 1, 1949 Location: Terre Haute, Indiana Time:  Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport,… Read More

1948: December UFO & Alien Sightings

  Date: December 1948 Location: Gumus, Nigde Turkey Time: noon Summary: A 15-year old shepherd boy named Behoet Ocal was eating his lunch when a bright light landed nearby on a mound of rubble. From inside the light came three beings, a woman, and two men. They were all of the same height. The woman had long hair and the men were bald. All of the extraterrestrials had a very bright object of plaque on their upper chests. They told the boy they would not harm him and said they came from another world. The woman had slanted eyes and wore a tight dress; the men had “instruments” in place of ears and implements on their belts. They said… Read More

1948: November UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: November , 1948 Location: Rockford, Illinois Time: 18:00 Summary:  One object was observed by one witness for 12 seconds (Schulz). Source: NICAP  Date: Nov. 1, 1948 Location: Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada   BBU Time: Summary: According to a USAF Intelligence Report mentioned in NICAP files, on November 1, radar men at Goose Bay Air Force Base in Labrador picked up a strange object flying 600 miles an hour. VIII)  Source: Ruppelt manuscript Date: November 1, 1948 Location: Phoenix, Arizona Time: 22:00 Summary: One object was observed by 35 witnesses for two minutes (Reeves). Source: NICAP  Date: Nov. 3-4, 1948            BBU Location: 10 miles E of Vaughn, New Mexico Time: Summary: [U.S. Army Col.?] Hayes. [Green fireball?]… Read More

1948: October UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: October , 1948 Location: Qingdao, China Time: 09:40 Summary: A hovering object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One disc was observed on the shore for over three minutes. Source: Stevens, Wendelle C. UFOs over Modern China UFO Photo Archives, Tucson, 1983 ISBN:0-9608558-3-1 Date: October , 1948 Location: Hollis, Oklahoma Time: Noon Summary: One object was observed by one witness for a few seconds (Tyson). Source: NICAP  Date: October , 1948 Location: Benton, Wisconsin Time: 16:30 Summary: Silver disc hovered at low altitude, shot away extremely fast. A hovering flying disc was observed. One silver disc, about 40 feet across, was observed by one experienced male witness on a farm for over one minute. Farmer incident.… Read More

1948: August UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: August , 1948  Location: Burlington, Wisconsin Time: Summary: One object was observed by one witness (Amoreaux, M). Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2 Date: August , 1948  Location: Longview, Texas Time: Summary: An object was observed at close range by a female witness (Gregg, D). Source:  Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2 Date: August , 1948  Location: Chicago, Illinois Time: 06:00 Summary: 12m long ovoid object lands near highway. Had 1m windows. Glowed and sparkled. Took off to the southeast toward Chicago. Was observed by two experienced male witnesses on a highway for over three minutes. Truck Drivers incident. Source: Hatch, Larry  Date: August , 1948  Location:  Martigues, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur, France Time: Summary: Luminous cigar-shaped UFO with flashing lights along the… Read More