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‘1957 Sightings’

1957: January UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: January 15 1957 Location: Time: early Summary: William West and Wallace Liddell saw an object similar to a shooting star coming close to them appearing then as an oval, fluorescent craft, about 40 m in diameter, which almost touched the grass. They rushed to catch it, but it jumped away, turning into a bluish-white sphere with a dark red center. Each time they tried to reach it, the craft jumped farther away. It cleared a high fence and slowly vanished. The Invercargill Weather Bureau had no explanation. Source: Magonia 386 Date:  Jan. 16, 1957 Location:  Bet. Ft. Worth and Lubbock, Texas (BBU) Time: 8 p.m.  Summary: USAF crews of 2 B-25’s saw a round white object make rapid maneuvers, effects on radio… Read More

1957: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Feb. 7, 1957 Location:  Las Cruces, New Mexico (BBU) Time: Bt. 3:53 a.m. and 5:32 a.m.  Summary: The 685th AC&W Squadron at Lac Cruces AFS carried a total of 54 unidentified blips on their radar screen traveling from the north toward the station at speeds of 60 – 160 knots at altitudes of 6,000 to 14,000 feet. The targets disappeared approximately three miles out. The initial sighting consisted of 23 blips. At the same time the 686th AC&W Squadron at Roswell AFB, NM, had a number of blips, but with insufficient movement to establish track information. Four interceptor aircraft were scrambled out of the 15th FIS at Tuscon, Arizona and the 93rd FIS at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two separate radar contacts were… Read More

1957: March UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  March 6 1957 Location:  Great Meadows-Hope, New Jersey (BBU) Time:  2 p.m.  Summary:  Martins attention drawn by barking dogs looking up at white derby-hat-shaped object 50+ ft wide hovering low over a field about 450 ft away with a gentle rocking motion and streamers underneath like tinsel. Object suddenly took off almost vertically to the NE without sound disappearing into cloud bank.  1 min +  Source:  Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 151-4; FUFOR Index Date: March 08, 1957 Location: Baudette Minnesota Time: night Summary: A pilot saw a circular object flying against the wind. It was luminous, about 5.5 m in diameter, and flew so low that it appeared to suck up the snow. Source: Keyhoe S; Magonia 388… Read More

1957: April UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: 1957: Doctoring Villas Boas and aliens on ice – Articles Date:  April  1957 Location:  Kolobrzeg (Latitude 54.15 N, Longitude 15.53 E) Time:   Summary:  Coastguards and civilians saw the sea suddenly become agitated. Then the waves in a particular stretch of water swelled and out shot a triangular object of 4-5 metres in size. It rose swiftly, encircling the locality, then finally rushed upwards disappearing into space. Army units were rushed to the spot and made an exhaustive search of the brushwood on the seashore. The next day a team of divers did the same in the water. Source:  UFOs and Anti-Gravity: Piece for a Jig-Saw by Leonard G. Cramp, p. 129, © 1966 Date:  April 4 1957 Location:… Read More

1957: May UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: May, 1957 Location: Milford, Pennsylvania Time: Summary: Frances Stichler, who lived on a farm, was working in her barn when she heard a whirring sound and saw a bowl-shaped object, 7 meters in diameter, with a rim over 1 meter wide about 5 meters above ground. It stopped with one side tilted toward her. A man dressed in a loose, shiny, gray suit, wearing a tight-fitting helmet, was facing her from inside the object. He seemed of average height had deep-set eyes, tanned skin, and a long face with a “quizzical” expression. Almost immediately the object left toward the southeast. Source: Date: May. 01, 1957 Location: Pajas Blancas Airport Argentina Time: 0700 Summary: When his motorcycle suddenly failed,… Read More

1957: June UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: June ??, 1957 Location: Baltic coast and the Mazurian Lakes District of Poland. Time: Summary: Among the best documented accounts of underwater UFOs were three sightings. In early June of 1957, there were strong rumors from Soviet-occupied Poland of mysterious sightings at Koszalin, a coastal town. Two strange objects were allegedly seen emerging from the depths offshore. They climbed into the sky at high speed and vanished. Source: Rullan; Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, “Mysteries of the Deep” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, p. 41. Date:  Summer  1957 Location:  Bacuranao, Cuba. Time:  4:00 a.m.  Summary:  Two sport fishermen, Raul and Luis, observed “a huge and brilliant UFO, color white-pink,” come to the surface of the… Read More

1957: July UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:   July  1957 Location:  Azusa, California Time:   Summary:  “Disc with amber lights around edge made wobbling vertical descent.  Source:  UFOE, XII Date: July, 1957 Location: Norway Time: Summary: Source: Date:   July 1 1957 Location:  Avon, Mass. Time:   Summary:  Cigar-shaped UFO with green lights like windows.  Source:  UFOE, XII Date:  July 2, 1957 Location: Iceland Time: 12:00 Summary: I was 14-years old, am 62 now. My friend’s ((name deleted)) dad, ((pilot’s name deleted)) was a PAX on a Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft returning from Iceland. They were flying at 20,000 feet, above the clouds. A UFO shaped like a cigar case, shiny like polished aluminum, approx 400-feet in length and 75-feet in diameter pulled up along side the… Read More

1957: August UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: August 1, 1957 Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Time: Summary: Large glowing object hovered 20 minutes, sped away.  Source: UFOE, VII Date: August 3, 1957 Location: About 175 SW of San Francisco, California        BBU Time: 7:45-8:24 a.m. (PDT). Summary: USAF 965th Aircraft Early Warning & Control Sq (552nd AEW&C Wing), pilot 1st Lt. Robert J. Springer, Jr., Tech. Sgt. Herman L. Giles, and 16 other air crewmen, while on routine Airborne Operations Center radar early warning patrol over the Pacific aboard RC-121D aircraft (s/n 53-3400) detected a target on IFF Mode 2 transponder only. At 7:56 the IFF target became a direct radar “skin paint,” at 8:02 the IFF equipment APX-6/APX-7 was turned off but target was still tracked on… Read More

1957: September UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  September  1957 Location:  Ubatuba, Brazil Time:   Summary:  This is the only one of the crash-retrieval incidents supported by physical evidence that also has the pieces of the reported craft to study to go with it, and a number of people have taken part in the analyses. Although still surrounded in controversy the case is worthy of inclusion in the NICAP files. The latest addition to this case file is the complete 33-page analysis report by Dr. Peter Sturrock. Our thanks to Dr. Sturrock and all the other participants who made this report available on the NICAP site.  Source:  NICAP Date: September, 1957: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Photo Date: September, 1957 Location: Near Edwards AFB, Ca-California Time: Summary: Source: Date:… Read More

1957: October UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: October, 1957 Location: Pescara, Italy Time: Summary: Source: Date: October 1, 1957 Location: Martelle, IA Time: 20:30 Summary: I Fly and have been in Viet Nam and around the world and have never seen anything like it again. I am not sure if it was 1956 or 57 as I was only 9 or 10 at the time. We had left my grandfathers farm a mile west of the martelle just over the Linn county line and were going north on highway 1. We were going to my aunts farm near Anamosa with my mother in the back pass side and my grandmother in the front. My Grandfather was driving and I was in the back on his side.… Read More

1957: November UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: November 1957 Location: Provencal Louisiana Time: 2300 Summary: Haskell Raper, Jr., was driving home on a rainy night when he saw a large, lighted object on the road ahead, which he thought was a truck. Suddenly the object flashed a beam of light directly at the car, apparently exerting a strong pressure and slowing it to a stop 5 m away. The object was then described as oval, 5 m long, 3 m high, army green in color. It bore lettering beginning with the letters UN, followed by some numbers. A sort of heat wave filled the car, and the witness ran out in panic as the vehicle caught fire. The object rose with the sound of a… Read More

1957: December UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: December (??), 1957 Location: Pacific, off coast of California Time: Daytime Summary: Photo taken of alleged disc by the radio officer (Fogl) aboard the naval ship S. S. Ramsey. Fogl grabbed his camera and took the picture before the hovering object disappeared. Landing gear supposedly shown in several other photos. Considered to be a hoax – F.Ridge Source: UFOE, VIII, UFO Casebook Date: December, 1957 Location: El Cajon, California Time: night Summary: Edmund Rucker was awakened by a roaring noise and saw a strange object land near his house. “Its windows were lighted, and I saw strange-looking heads there.” An opening became visible and four creatures emerged. They had large heads, dome-like foreheads, and bulging eyeballs. They delivered a… Read More

1957: Unknown Date UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: 1957 Location: Lake Isabella, California Time: Summary: Deemed authentic by Kodak Labs. This photograph was taken by one B.C. He and his fiancee were riding their Harley Davidson through the southern Sierra Nevadas, in what is now Lake Isabella, California. They found an old dirt road that led down to the dry lake bed and they pulled off the main highway to take some random scenic shots. Neither of them saw anything out of the ordinary at the time. Source: Date: 1957: A Report on the Investigation of a UFO Explosion Over the Sea in Brazil Date: 1957: Astronaut Gordon Cooper Witnesses UFO Landing at Edwards AFB Date: 1957 Location: eastern Kazakhstan on the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. Time: Summary:… Read More