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‘1949 Sightings’

1949: January UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  January 1949 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Time: 23:00 Summary: One white ball, of huge size, was observed by two witnesses at an airport for five minutes. Huge white ball of light circles airport twice. Both ATCs flee tower in panic! Source: Hatch, Larry Date: Jan. 1, 1949       BBU Location: Jackson, Mississippi Time: 5 p.m. Summary: Pilot Tom Rush and his wife were in a private plane and saw an object described as cigar-shaped, 60′ long and 10′ wide cross their path at 1500-1600′ altitude. This estimate also placed the strange object at 500′ which is close encounter range. The speed was approximately 200 m.p.h., accelerating to approx 400-500 m.p.h. Object made a 50-degree turn and was visible for 10-12 seconds. Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index… 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

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: April UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Spring , 1949     Location: Loch Duntelchaig, UK Time: Dusk  Summary:  An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by two witnesses at a lake (Drummond). Source:  Rogerson, Peter World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports Date: Spring , 1949     Location: Baskunchak, Russia Time: Night  Summary:  One object was observed by one experienced male witness (Podoshivin). Source:  Zigel, Felix Unpublished manuscript Date: April , 1949     Location: White Sands, New Mexico  Time: . Daytime Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object, about 150 feet across, was observed by five military witnesses for over one minute. Source:  Heard, Gerald Is Another World Watching? Harper & Brothers, New York, 1951… 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: 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: July UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Time:  Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported. Source: Wilkins, Harold T. Flying Saucers on the Attack Ace Star A-11, New York, 1967 Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Los Angeles, California Time:  Summary: One object was observed by a male witness Source: Scully, Frank Behind the Flying Saucers Holt, 1950 Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Boise, Idaho Time:  Summary: A daytime disc was reported. Source: Eberhart, George M. A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980 ISBN:0-313-21337-2 Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Holly Springs, Mississippi Time: Noon Summary: Two objects were observed by one witness for 12 seconds (Hicks). Source: NICAP  Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Wilrijk, Belgium Time:  Noon Summary: One object was observed by one witness. Source: SOBEPS Date: Mid , 1949 Location: Westminster, Massachusetts Time: Daytime Summary: An abduction by alien… 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: 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: October UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: October , 1949 Location:  Vallecito, California Time:  03:30 Summary: Crackling swish of a noise, loud, followed by sparkling band of light. two circular objects floated gently down, like two mushrooms with cracks around edges. Flying discs were observed. Two white dome-shaped objects were observed by two female witnesses at a mountain briefly (Douglas). A swishing sound was heard. Source: Sullivan, Edward  CSI/LA investigation files Date: October , 1949 Location:  Ganserndorf, Austria Time: 04:30 Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported (Radhammer). Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit) Date: October , 1949 Location: J Palm Island, Queensland, Australia Time: 13:00 Summary: Featureless 100 feet long shiny metallic cigar, hovers above ocean at 80 feet altitude. Vanishes. A cigar-shaped object was observed. One metallic cigar-shaped object, about 150 feet across, was observed by two witnesses on the ocean for… 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: 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: 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