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‘1958 Sightings’

1958: January UFO & Alien Sightings

  Date: Jan. 1958 Location: (Date unknown, unnamed AF base) Time: Summary:  AF base, SW United States, G,V.  Source: NICAP UFOE Date: Jan. 1958 Location: (Date unknown, unnamed AF base) Time: Summary:  AF base, SW United States, G,V.  Source: NICAP UFOE Date: January 1958 Location: Depew New York Time: 0130 Summary: A lady who was driving on the New York State Thruway during a snow storm saw a large shape with a tall, luminous pole on the side of the road. Her car stalled, and the lights went off. Two figures, looking like animals or huge insects were observed near the pole. They soon disappeared, and the object took off spinning. The witness was then able to start her car. She noted that the snow at the… Read More

1958: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: February 2, 1958 Location: Hokkaido Japan Time: 1530 Summary:  Farmer Yasukichi Nakaguchi and his son, and Kametaro Takuma, saw an egg-shaped object that landed silently. Source: Magonia 459 Date: Feb. 2, 1958 Location: N.S.W., Australia Time: Summary: Elliptical UFO with two “porthole” like markings.  Source: UFOE, XII Date: Feb. 9, 1958 Location: Troy, Michigan Time: Summary: Oval UFO photographed. Source: UFOE,VIII Date:  Feb. 13, 1958 Location: W. of Wake Island    BBU Time: 2114 hours local time.  Summary:  A bright, flare-like explosion was sighted by the crew of an USAF C-54 approximately 2 hours flying time west of Wake Island. During the hour within which the sighting occurred, one visual and two radar contacts were made. The actual “fireball” was observed directly by only the flight engineer. The position… Read More

1958: March UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: March, 1958: Enormous UFO seen during Algerian War Date: March 2 [1?], 1958 Location:  Tampa, Florida    BBU Time: 7:45 [8:45?] p.m.  Summary: Francis saw a balloon-shaped object with bright light land on the airfield then take off slowly and hover at 750 ft altitude before disappearing. Source: Vallée Magonia 461; FUFOR Index Date: March 3, 1958 Location: Nr. Marshall, Texas Time: Summary: Family saw two bright, planet-like objects with 6 or 7 smaller lights moving around them. Source: UFOE, II Date: March 8, 1958 Location: Korea Time: Summary: Air Force radar tracked slowly descending UFO. Source: UFOE, VIII Date: March 9, 1958 Location: Panama Canal Zone Time: around  2000 hours Summary: An unidentified object was picked up on search radar approaching the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama. At 2045 hours two additional blips were… Read More

1958: April UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: April 1958 Location: Maceio Brazil Time: 0600 Summary: Near Paripueira, jeweler Wilson Lustosa and numerous fishermen saw an object hovering 15 m above the sea, 40 m away. It was lens-shaped, about 12 m thick, and showed portholes with a glowing red light. Below the object the water seemed to be “boiling” or attracted upward, while a soft, whirring sound was heard. For one hour the object kept going up and down. Source: Magonia 464 Date: April 1 1958 Location: Abattu Brazil Time: 1925 Summary: All night long, three hovering disks were seen by several witnesses in this area. A railroad employee, Mr. Cavalheiro, and the station chief, J. Machado, wired the Tupancireta police, and all saw the… Read More

1958: May UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: May ?,1958 Location: Richmond, Virginia Time: Summary: Cat. 3. Engine of car began running roughly, driver then noticed UFO following car.  Source: Date: May 2, 1958 Location: Bogota, Colombia Time: Summary: Eight people working in a wood saw a green creature with scaly skin and very long arms, the pointed nails of its long fingers nearly touching the ground. Source: Passport to Magonia 467 Date: May 3, 1958 Location: Flagstaff, Ariz. BBU   Time: 8:25 a.m. PST. Summary:  A white object with the appearance of an elongated balloon was observed by a USMC pilot in an F3D aircraft flying at 35,000 feet. The object was detected on airborne radar. The object was said the be the size of a basketball held at arm’s length and appeared… Read More

1958: June UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: June 4, 1958 Location: Sarasota, Florida Time: Summary: White oval-shaped object zigzagged overhead. Source: UFOE, XII Date: June 9, 1958 Location: Central Puget Sound, Wash.      BBU Time: 10:17 a.m. (PST). Summary:  USAF 1st Lt. Charles Scharf, pilot of F­102 jet fighter (no. 1425) with 318th FI Sq. McChord AFB, Tacoma, Wash., and ground witnesses [?] saw a pinkish-whitish cylindrical object (length/width ratio 12:1) with a slight orange tint [?] and a dark circle in the center approaching at high speed at about 30° elevation with an oscillating motion. F-102 was heading S or 180° between 40,000 and 50,000 ft at about 600 mph. Pilot banked left to keep object in sight, object continued N, then climbed, decelerated, made a large 360° orbit, then circled… Read More

1958: July UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Summer 1958 Location: Holloman AFB Time: Summary: Source: Date: July 17, 1958  Location: Chitose AFB, Japan Time: Summary: Radar-visual sighting of circling reddish light.  Source: UFOE, III Date:  July 20, 1958 Location:  4 miles N of Glennie, Mich. BBU Time: 2 p.m. (CDT).  Summary: 3 independent witnesses heard an object hit water of a private lake making a circle 10 ft across with foam on edge of circle 2-3 ft high, making loud sound heard 200 yards away. Object sizzled 1.5 mins, zigzagged across surface 200 ft with violent motion, then sank into 50 ft depth of water as circling died out. Source: Tony Rullan Date: July 20, 1958  Location: Crystal Lake, NW of Chicago, Illinois BBU Time: 5:07 p.m. (CDT). Summary:  Pilot Allyn saw a white disc the size of a basketball [at arm’s length??] in straight line flight.… Read More

1958: August UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  August  1958 Location:   Time:   Summary:   Source:   Date: August 1958 Location: Minduri, Brazil Time: Summary: It is that near Minduri, Brazil, just after dawn some unspecified day in August 1958, two “giants” estimated to be six meters tall and clad in brilliant red garb, were seen by three witnesses. The “giants” were walking up the side of a hill and only their backs were seen. Source: Summary by Gordon Creighton in “The Humanoids”, ufology magazine Flying Saucer Review (FSR), Special Issue, 1966. Date: Aug. 3, 1958 Location:  Rome, Italy Time: Summary: Cat. 3. Luminous UFO observed passing overhead as city lights failed; one report of car radio failure. Source: Date: Aug. 4, 1958 Location: Malmstrom AFB, Montana BBU Time: 11:15 p.m.… Read More

1958: September UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: September 1958  Location: north-eastern part of Kazakhstan Time: Summary: a UFO some 15 meters in diameter crashed in the north-eastern part of Kazahstan. Transported to Zhitkur. Source: Date: Sept. 1, 1958  Location: Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya    BBU 6027 Time: 12:15 a.m.  Summary: Philco technical representative A. M. Slaton saw a round, blue-white object fly at varying speeds. Source: Berliner Date: September 1 1958 Location: Laval France Time: 2130 Summary: About 11 km before Laval, a businessman coming from Paris suddenly saw a motionless object, 10 m above ground, to the left of the road, 150 m away. It was shaped like two cones with a common base and showed two rows of about ten openings in the middle section. It seemed about… Read More

1958: October UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: October 1958: Close Encounter in the “Devil’s Canyon” of Hunter, New York Date: Oct. 2, 1958  Location: Stroudsburg, Penna.   BBU 6089 Time: 2:30 p.m. Summary:  Naturalist Ivan Sanderson saw a dull-grey object, shaped like a pickle with a flat bottom, fly erratically in loops. ( Source: Berliner Date: October 2,1958 Location: Nr. Blairstown, New Jersey Time: Summary:  Zoologist watched disc circling and maneuvering. Source: UFOE, VI Date: Oct. 3, 1958  Location: Fukushima-Ken, Japan Time: Summary: Cat. 3. Portable radio emitted strange buzz as green fireball passed. Source: Date: Oct. 3, 1958 Location: Wasco to Kirklin, Indiana Time: 3:10 a.m.  Summary:  A Monon Railroad freight train was proceeding through Clinton County when a formation of four odd white lights crossed ahead of the train. The UFOs turned and traversed the full length of the train, front… Read More

1958: November UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Nov. 1958  Location: DEW Line (Distant Early Warning)  Time: Summary: Radar tracked UFO which descended, moved horizontally, climbed out of radar beam.  Source: UFOE, VIII Date: November 1958 Location: Braemar Scotland Time: 0500 Summary: Two soldiers of the Territorial Army on an exercise near Ballater heard a “gurgling noise” and saw two figures, over 2 m tall, dressed in peculiar suits. As they fled, they heard a “swishing” noise and saw a large disk flying at ground level, which then swooped over their heads and away, pulsating and leaving a sparkling trail. Witnesses were in a state of shock. Source: Magonia 474 Date: Nov. 3, 1958 Location: Minot [AFB?], North Dakota BBU Time: 2:01 p.m. [USAF?] Summary:  Medic M/Sgt. William R. Butler saw a bright green… Read More

1958: December UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Dec. 16, 1958  Location: Hawk Inlet, Alaska Time: Summary: The UFO had been seen the previous day (by a fishing boat) floating on the water about 1/4 mile away. When it appeared about 70 feet above the mast, the fisherman radioed-the Coast Guard. About 5 minutes later, .the “boat’s power” failed and theradio went dead. An auxiliary diesel generator was barely running but it came back to normal as the UFO flew away. Source: McCampbell Date: Dec. 20, 1958 Location:  Dunellen, New Jersey Time: Summary: Police patrol observed a bright red, pulsating elliptical object which approached, hovered, then “went straight up like a shot.”    Source: UFOE, I Date: December 20, 1958 Location: Hoganas Sweden Time: 0255 Summary: Near Domsten, Hans Gustavsson, 35, and Stig Rydberg, 30, saw something… Read More

1958: Unknown Date UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: 1958:  Kaizuka, Japan Date: 1958 Location: Stawell, Victoria Australia Time: Summary: My first sighting took place in Stawell, Victoria Australia, in about 1958. (Boy, how does anyone remember back that far.) I was around eleven years of age and it was probably spring or summer of that year as it was a fine cloudless day. Not usual at all, in the other months of the year. I remember the occurrence vividly. It was 11:30 AM and I was about to leave the house by the front door. This door faces due west and if not for the house across the street it would have been possible to see the Grampians Mountains around 20 Km away. As I left… Read More