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‘1948 Sightings’

1948: January UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: January 3 1948    BBU #99 Location: Vaasa, Finland Time: night Summary: A disc-shaped object shot across the sky from west to east in 30 seconds over the coast of Vaasa, Finland. Source: Project Blue Book files, case 99; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1289; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 1 Date: January 6 1948 Location: Chehalis Washington Time: 1500 Summary: Mrs Bernice Zaikowski, hearing a “sizzling and whizzing,” sound, looked up to see a “birdman” 200 ft above her barn. She saw “a man equipped with long silver wings fastened over the shoulders with a strap” ascend rapidly, hover, bank, then fly on. “He flew in an upright position and appeared to be manipulating controls strapped to his chest.”… Read More

1948: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: February 1948 Location: Straits of Malacca, near Sumatra, Indonesia Time: afternoon Summary: A series of distress calls were sent out by the Dutch freighter Ourang Medan in the Straits of Malacca, “All officers including captain dead, lying in chartroom and on bridge, probably whole crew dead” This chilling message, accompanied by a spate of desperate SOS calls, was followed by indecipherable Morse code then a final message just two stark words, “I die.” Boarding parties found the dead radio operator, his hand on the Morse key, eyes wide open. The entire crew even the ship’s dog were discovered in the same terrified posture, all dead. According to a frequently mentioned document, called ‘The Proceedings of the Merchant Marine… Read More

1948: March UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: March 1948 Location: Socorro, New Mexico Time: unknown Summary: Another craft came down in this vicinity that was much like the Aztec craft according to an ex-army private. The craft had multiple compartments, a central shaft or pole, a conveyor walk and the outer shell of the craft was transparent from inside the craft. There is no mention of occupants. No other information. Source: Burlington UFO News Crash list Date: 1948: Unusual Sightings along Aleutian chain Date: March 10-13 1948 Location: Near Naftalan, Azerbaijan, Caucasus (USSR) Time: various Summary: Local resident Peter Grigorievich Bykavorov reportedly saw a landed disc-shaped object and humanoids near the Geran railway station. The witness noticed three “men of strange appearance” near the landed disc-shaped… Read More

1948: April UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: April 1, 1948 BBU Location: About 9 miles SE of Sorsogon, SE Luzon Island, Philippines Time: 9:55 a.m. Summary: USAF Lt. Meyers leading a flight of 4 P-47 fighters of the 67th Fighter Sq was flying S heading 180° at 1,500 ft altitude when he saw a half-moon shaped “flying wing” about 30 ft wide 20 ft long, with a barely perceptible dorsal fin, flying on a N heading 360° at about 1,000 ft about 3 miles to his E [evidently silhouetted against the surface 9 miles away at a depression angle of about 2°]. He immediately made a 270° left turn to identify the object when it made a 90° left turn [banking evidently] leveled out on… Read More

1948: May UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: May 1948 Location: Near Phoenix Arizona Time: 2200 Summary: Dorothy Longfoot, her husband and he dog had pulled off to the side of the road in order to get some much needed rest. They pulled into the desert about five feet from the road. As her husband was preparing the tent, her dog suddenly pressed against her leg and gave a growl. She looked up to see what made him growl. Standing about 50 feet away was a huge humanoid figure. She did not feel threatened by it, but did feel that it was looking at her. She began walking towards it, accompanied by her dog that was still growling. It seemed gorilla like but despite the moonlight… Read More

1948: June UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Summer 1948 Location: Hemer Sauerland Germany Time: morning Summary: A shepherd was guarding his flock of sheep in an isolated grassy area when suddenly the animals scattered in a panic. He heard a rushing sound and saw a large metallic domed object emerge from what appeared to be an artificial fog and land nearby. The witness approached the object and touched it; he felt a strong electrical shock and was knocked unconscious. The witness later woke up and found himself on a different field surrounded by several short entities, described as having large heads, large slanted almond shaped eyes, narrow mouths and small noses, they had bulging foreheads with short stubby hair. They all had boxes on their… Read More

1948: July UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Mid , 1948 Location: Erie, Pennsylvania Time: Afternoon Summary: An object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One silver oval object was observed by one male witness at a lake for 18 seconds (Didelot). No sound was heard. Moved at rapid pace W rapidly to the east, parallel to the shore line of Lake Erie. When it reached position over city of Erie, Pennsylvania it abruptly shot straight up, 3x faster. Source:  Sullivan, Edward CSI/LA investigation files Date: Mid , 1948 Location: Detroit, Michigan Time: Around 1500 Summary: One object was observed by several witnesses for 12 seconds (Lemke). Source:  NICAP  Date: Mid , 1948 Location: Easton, Pennsylvania Time: Around 2000 Summary: Objects were observed. Electromagnetic… 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

1948: September UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  Fall , 1948 Location: McDermitt, Nevada Time: Summary: Ghost lights were observed. Nocturnal lights were reported. Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2 Date: Fall 1948 Location: Lineville Alabama Time: morning Summary: The witness (a woman who wishes to remain anonymous) was drawing water from a well when an object (a round, luminous ball) landed in an adjacent cornfield. Two longhaired, bearded men got out, wearing long robes with a sash around the middle, and one of them came up and spoke to her in accented English. “He told her not to be afraid, and assured her she would not be harmed if she would cooperate and answer some simple questions.” After about half… 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: 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: 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: Unknown Date UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: 1948 Location: Anchorage, Alaska Time: Summary: Source: Date: 1948 Location: El Paso Texas Time: unknown Summary: A doctor was returning home on horseback when suddenly the horse stopped, head erect and nostrils wide. The animal’s body began to quiver and its eyes popped out as if it was seeing something not yet visible to its rider. Moments later the horse began to whine strangely as a being described as beautiful, human like with a youthful face and golden hair appeared on the road just ahead. The being wore celestial green colored garments and was enveloped in a soft golden aura. He had penetrating blue eyes. The being did not speak as it kept pace with the horse when… Read More