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‘1961 Sightings’

1961: January UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  January  1961 Location:  Staroleka, Poland Time:   Summary:  Nocturnal lights were reported. Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit) Date:  January  1961 Location:  Irkutsk, Biryat, Russia Time:   Summary:  Rocket on ground on four legs. two figures nearby. Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One rocket-like object was observed by one witness in a town for two minutes. Two beings were seen. Source:  Hatch, Larry  Date:  January  1961 Location:  Tiller, Oregon Time:   03:00 Summary:  Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range. Source:  Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports Date:  January  1961 Location:  Bridgeport, Connecticut Time:  Daytime Summary:  A daytime disc was… Read More

1961: February UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  February   1961 Location:   Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Time:    20:15 Summary:   Nocturnal lights were reported for two minutes. Source:  Del Valle, Pierre Pierre Del Valle investigation files , Bordeaux Date: February  1961 Location:  Western Europe, France  Loqueffret, Bretagne, France Time: 22:10 Summary: Disc near nuclear power station. Domed disc at 150m altitude One domed disc was observed by one male 42-year-old witness (as reported to the police) near a nuclear test site for a few minutes (Chiquello). Source: GEPA, Phenomenes Spatiaux Date:  February 1 1961 Location:   Bari, Apulien, Italy Time:    Summary:   One object, the size of a star, was observed at an observatory (Gioverra). Source:  UFO Nachrichten Veit Date:  February 1 1961 Location:   Vargon, Sweden Time:   Around 1900 Summary:   Three objects were observed in clear weather by five… Read More

1961: March UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  March  1961 Location:   Oddesundbroen Sydthy, Denmark Time:    Summary:   An unidentified object at close range was observed by one witness. Source:  Wegner, Willy UFO-Landinger I Danmark FUFOS, Copenhagen, 1975 Date:  March  1961 Location:   Ust Maya, Russia Time:    Summary:   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by two experienced military witnesses on a river (Orlova). Source:  Zigel, Felix Date:  March  1961 Location:   Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan Time:    Summary:   More than one object was observed. Source:  Schoenherr, Luis Date:  March  1961 Location:   Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Time:    Summary:  More than one object was observed.  Source:  Schoenherr, Luis Date:  March  1961 Location:   Koge, Denmark Time:   15:00 Summary:   An object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. An unidentified object at… Read More

1961: April UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  April  1961 Location:    Time:    Summary:    Source:   Date: April 9, 1961  Location: Kingsville, Texas Time: Summary: Round red UFO descended, hovered, sped away. Source: NICAP UFOE, XII Date: April 11, 1961 Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida BBU  Time: 9:57 a.m. local time Summary:  An object was picked up on ground radar at speeds from from 150 knots to 600 knots. The object orbited 6 or 7 times along an azimuth of 126 degrees and between 10 and 55 miles from the Cape. The length of the observation was 30 minutes. The UFO was picked up prior to launch of test number 1352, a Polaris Missile. (39 documents found) Source: Dan Wilson, McDonald list Date: April 14, 1961  Location: Far East, NW of Mariana Islands [1834N  14257E] BBU  Time: 2:36 p.m. local… Read More

1961: May UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: May (first week) 1961  Location: Union Mills, Indiana Time: Summary: Hemispherical UFO with “portholes”, on road; took off as car approached. Source: NICAP UFOE, XII Date: May 3 1961 Location: Union Mills Indiana Time: 2200 Summary: Approximate date. A hemi-spherical craft with portholes, resting on a road, took off when a car came near it. Estimated diameter was 4 m, height 2.5 m, bearing “fluorescent lights.” Source: Magonia 518 Date:  May  1961 Location:    Time:    Summary:    Source:   Date:   May 4, 1961  Location: South Pacific Island Time: 01:00 Summary: My dad was called into the radar shack on a secret island in the south pacific early in the morning, around 03:00. the radar operator stated the object was hovering about… Read More

1961: June UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Summer, 1961 Location: Rybinsk, Russia Time: Summary: A gigantic discoid UFO reportedly appeared at about 12 miles’ altitude, along with several smaller discoid UFOs Source: The Definitive Guide To Unidentified Flying Objects And Related Phenomena By David Ritchie. Date:  June  1961 Location:    Time:    Summary:    Source:   Date: June 1, 1961 Location: New York, New York Time: Summary:  This was my first siting (5 more as the years went by). I was almost 7 at the time and we had spent the day in Ridgewood NJ house hunting. My father was going to start work in NY city as Sr. Engineer building 222 Broadway (the building is still there today). We were driving home to Utica,… Read More

1961: July UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: July 4, 1961  Location: Akron, Ohio   BB Time: 10:15 p.m. EST. Summary:  A glowing green and white object dove at a plane, stopped suddenly and climbed away at tremendous speed. (July 5, same pilot sighted similar object; also seen visually and tracked on radar at Cleveland airport). Source: NICAP UFOE, V Date:  July 7, 1961 Location:  Copemish, Mich.     BBU 7491 Time: 11 p.m.  Summary:  Waitress Nannette Hilley saw a large ball fly slow, split into 4 after 45 mins flying close formation, descend, then fly away to the W. Source: Berliner  Date:  July 10, 1961  Location: Golden, Colo. BBU  Time: Summary:Source: McDonald list  Date: July 11, 1961  Location: Springfield, Ohio           BBU 7499 Time: 7:45 p.m.  Summary: Ex-air navigator G. Scott, wife, and neighbors saw a round,… Read More

1961: August UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: August 1 1961 Location:  Subic Bay (Philippines Time: 2:00 Summary: Looking east about 10 to 15 degrees above the horizon, I saw this star-like object at a very high speed. There was only one light which is the bottom of the craft. The object was round as I can can see it from below. It was at night so I cannot tell what the upper portion of the object look like.The object was coming at a very high speed and stopped over us.I was amazed by this object, traveling at high speed and made a sudden stop and hover with no overrun. As it hover us, the object turn on its bright light and I could see clearly… Read More

1961: September UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Sept. 2, 1961  Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU  Time: 4:40-4:50 p.m. (MST) Summary:  Ziegler saw reflection of sun from a shiny surface moving erratically W to E from about 240° azimuth (about WSW) to 210° when it stopped and emitted several smaller silvery objects about 1/6 the size of the main object, then continued on to about 150° azimuth (about SSE) where it again stopped and emitted several silvery objects about 1/6 size then moved away and climbed to about elevation 50° until disappearance by fading. Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index Date: Sept. 7, 1961 Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida BBU  Time: 8:37 p.m. local time. Summary:   Object moving vertically in tracking scope during missile launch. Military source. AF evaluation: “…star Gamma Piscium.”. (Hynek UFO Rpt… Read More

1961: October UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: October 2, 1961: Disc-shaped UFO evades pursuit by pilot Date: Oct. 12, 1961  Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Time: Summary: Spherical UFO with a row of pulsating lights viewed from many angles by different observers. Source: NICAP UFOE, XII Date: Oct. 21, 1961  Location: Nr. Datil, N. Mex.  Time:  Summary: Four lights paced car, maneuvered, shot away upward. Source: NICAP UFOE, II Date: Oct. 30, 1961  Location: Ligonier, Penna. Time: Summary: Engineer observed four luminous blue discs with bands of lights or “portholes” on outer periphery. Source: NICAP UFOE, I Date:  October  1961 Location:   Time:   Summary:   Source:   Related articles Maine’s Underground Bases UFO Hunter Claims He Discovered Artificial Structures in Huge Cities On Venus UFO Agency In Argentina Shuts Down 1960: Count Five 1968: Florida, Pilot Takes Evasive Action from… Read More

1961: November UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Nov. 7, 1961  Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois BBU  Time: 1:55 a.m. local time Summary:  Several employees of the Martin Company and Army personnel observed three unusual radar returns on the long range radar. Three objects were observed approaching the Chicago area from ESE with 30 second separation at speeds in excess of 4000 knots. The radar return was very sharp. An attempt was made to determine the altitude of the objects but their speed was beyond the capability of the equipment.  After the sightings the equipment was tested and found to be in perfect operating order.  Source: Dan Wilson; McDonald list  Date: Nov. 21, 1961  Location: Oldtown, Florida     BBU 7741 Time: 7:30 p.m.  Summary: C. Locklear and Helen Hatch saw a round, red-orange object fly straight… Read More

1961: December UFO & Alien Sightings

Date: Dec. 13, 1961  Location: Washington, D.C.     BBU 7754 Time: 5:05 p.m. Summary:  C. F. Muncy, ex-U.S. Navy pilot W. J. Myers, and G. Weber saw a dark diamond-shaped object with a bright tip fly straight and level. Source: Berliner  Date: December 21 1961 Location: Lafayette Indiana Time: 2145 Summary: Jerry Hislope, 20, was driving to Kentland when he saw a glowing white object, 3 m in diameter, 1 m thick, dive at him, flying 3 m above the ground. He stopped to observe it, but the object flew away. Source: Magonia 526 Date:  December 1961 Location:   Time:   Summary:   Source:   Related articles Chief Seattle’s Prophecy for America: The End of Living and the Beginning of Survival Organic Agriculture… Read More

1961: Unknown Date UFO & Alien Sightings

Date:  1961 Location:  Irkutsk, Russia Time:   Summary:  An object was observed and photographed. One object was observed by one female witness Source:  Steiger, Brad Flying Saucers are Hostile Award A234S, New York, 1967 Date:  1961 Location:  Australia Time:   Summary:  Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range. Source:  Pereira, Jader U. Les Extra-Terrestres Phenomenes Spatiaux, Paris, 1974 Date:  1961 Location:  Summerville, South Carolina Time:   Summary:  Ghost lights were observed. One object was observed. Source:   Date:  1961 Location:  Death Valley, California Time:   Summary:  Flying discs were observed. Two discs were observed by one witness for two minutes (Schell). Source:  UFO Nachrichten (Veit) Date:  1961… Read More