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‘Texas Sightings’

1878: Denison, Texas Daylight UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 2, 1878 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Daylight Location: Denison, Texas Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): balloon Color of Object(s): dark Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: “A Strange Phenomenon”, article in newspaper Denison Daily News, January 25, 1878. “The flying saucers are real”, book by Major Donald E. Keyhoe, ret., 1950. Summary/Description: The term “flying saucer” was made popular by a journalist covering Kenneth Arnold’s sighting of nine flying disks in June of 1947. The journalist misquoted Arnold, who did not describe the objects as saucer shaped, but describes their strange movement as similar to… Read More

1891: UFO Crash in North Texas – Newspaper

by Mark Murphy and Noe Torres When dozens of people in Erath County, Texas spotted a half mile-long UFO in the skies above them in January 2008, a couple of area residents turned to local history books for clues about what happened. Located 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the neighboring towns of Stephenville and Dublin lie in the very midst of what has been, historically, a hotbed for UFO activity. In fact, it has recently come to light that 56 years before the famous Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash of 1947, the tiny town of Dublin was the site of a Roswell-like event, involving an aerial explosion of a UFO, followed by the discovery of strange debris containing… Read More

1897: Aurora, Texas Crash

THINK ABOUTIT CRASH REPORT Date: April 19, 1897 Sighting Time: 6 o’clock   Day/Night: morning Location: Aurora, Texas Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: From the , Dallas Morning News ‘About 6 o’clock this morning the early risers of were astonished at the sudden appearance of the airship, which has been sailing around the country. It was traveling due north and much nearer the earth than before.  Evidently some of the machinery was out of order, for it was making a speed of only ten or twelve miles… Read More

1897: Josserand Texas

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1897 Sighting Time: near the hour of twelve  Day/Night: Night Location: Josserand, Texas Urban or Rural: -rural No. of Entity(‘s): six or eight Entity Type: Human Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): strange proportions Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): brilliant lights streaming from a ponderous vessel of strange proportions, which rested upon the ground in his cornfield. Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Houston Post of April 26, 1897 Summary/Description: The ship or car is built of a newly discovered material that has the property of self-sustenance in the air, and the motive power is highly condensed electricity. He was informed that… Read More

1948: ‘Tomato Man’ Photographs and Laredo, Texas UFO Crash

THINK ABOUTIT CRASH REPORT Date: July 7, 1948 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: 38 Miles South of Laredo (Texas), Mexico Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 90-foot diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Ron Schaffner, of the former Ohio UFO Investigators League (OUFOIL) Original Source Summary: In 1978, a former Naval photographer released a series of photographs of the charred remains of a head and torso, which he claimed were extraterrestrial. He said… Read More

1949: Fort Hood, Texas UFO Wave

In 1949, during the months of March through June a series of UFO Sightings occurred over Camp Hood now Fort Hood), in Central Texas, USA. Below is a synopsis of the sightings. March 6, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, Texas (BBU) 8:20 p.m. (AFOSI 29 & 30) Army Sgt. Hubert Vickery and PFC John Ransom on patrol at the AFSWP (Armed Forces Special Weapons Project) nuclear weapons storage site saw a blue-white oblong object about 2 ft x 1 ft in size travel S from 286° to 279° azimuth elevation 5°45′. Other sightings by Army patrols from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (FOIA) March 7, 1949; Camp Hood, Texas (AFOSI-32-34) PFC. Max Eugene Manlove, 1st Provost Squadron, Camp Hood,… Read More

1951: The Lubbock Lights

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Aug. 25, 1951 Sighting Time: 9:10 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Lubbock, Texas Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  about 30 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): crescent Color of Object(s): about like the stars, only brighter Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: The night was clear and dark. Suddenly all three men saw a number of lights race noiselessly across the sky, from horizon to horizon, in a few seconds. They gave the impression of about 30 luminous beads, arranged in a crescent shape. A few moments later another similar formation flashed across the night. Full Report At 9:10… Read More

1952: Laredo AFB, Texas BBU 2202

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 3, 1952 Sighting Time: 6:29 p.m. Day/Night: Location:  Laredo AFB, Texas Urban or Rural: -AFB Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 3-4 secs No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): elliptical Color of Object(s): white-grey light Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Berliner Summary/Description: 2 control tower operators, including Lemaster, saw a long, elliptical, white-grey light fly very fast, pause, and then increase speed. 3-4 secs. Full Report Project Blue Book Assessment: I. Description of Incident At 1829 CST on 3 November 1952, two control tower operators (Lemaster and one other) at Laredo AFB, Texas, observed a long, elliptical, whitish-gray object approach the AFB from the SE.… Read More

1957: The Levelland Sightings (Texas)

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 2 – 3, 1957           BBU1140, 1141 Sighting Time: 11 pm – 1:30 am Day/Night: Night Location: Levelland, Texas Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: 600 to 800 miles an hour Size of Object(s): 200 feet long Distance to Object(s): 200 feet  Shape of Object(s): egg / oval shaped object Color of Object(s): glowing with a bluish-green light. Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Source Summary: This case is perhaps the most important concentration of vehicle… Read More

1965: Patrol Car Illuminated by UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: September 3, 1965    BBU 9915 Location: Damon, Texas Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: Shape of Object(s): Triangle Number of Witnesses: Source: FUFOR, U.S. Air Force-Project Blue Book, Donald Keyhoe – UFOs A New Look Source Summary: Purple and blue lights were attached to opposite ends of an enormous object, hovering about 150 feet from witnesses at about a 100-foot altitude. Object appeared to be triangular shaped, about 200 feet wide and 40-50 feet thick in the middle, tapering off toward both ends. Full Report About 11:00 p.m. on a Friday night, Deputy Sheriff Bob Goode, 50, was driving his… Read More

1965: Sherman, Texas UFO Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Aug 2, 1965 Sighting Time: 3 AM Day/Night: Early Morning Location:  Sherman, Texas Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): cylinder  Color of Object(s): Several distinct bands around diameter of cylinder, with disc shaped “bosses” on surface. Bands of luminosity. Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source:  http://www.temporaldoorway.com/ufo/report/650802.htm Summary/Description: “… a glowing UFO hovered near Sherman, TX. Broadcasting stations, police, and other agencies had been flooded with reports for hours. Television cameraman Robert Campbell was out with… Read More

1967: Encounter in South Wellington, Texas

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 31 1967 Sighting Time: 9:30 pm Day/Night: Night Location: South Wellington, Texas Urban or Rural: Rural Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 100 feet long and 8-10 feet in diameter, with a 20″ diameter light in its nose Distance to Object(s): 200 ft Shape of Object(s): bullet shaped Color of Object(s): gray Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Dr J Allen Hynek USAF Blue Book, Robert Loftin & William P Courter for Apro Summary/Description: Carroll Watts, a… Read More

1967: Encounter No# 2 in South Wellington, Texas

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date:  April 11 1967 Sighting Time: 9:30 pm Day/Night: Night Location: South Wellington, Texas Urban or Rural: Rural No. of Entity(s):  4 Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: four occupants – The beings were 4.5 to 5 feet tall, were muscular and had “wrap around” eyes, with rudimentary ears and nose; their mouths were slit like and did not move when they communicated. They wore white coveralls. Hynek Classification: CE-V (Close Encounter V) Voluntary bilateral contact between humans and extraterrestrials. Duration: No. of Object(s):  2 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): cylindrical and a smaller egg shaped craft Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: J Allen Hynek et al Summary/Description: Eleven days after his first… Read More