Aug 1 18:00hrs
- Pilot and crew of a C-47 aircraft 30 miles north-east of Tampa,
Fla., saw a cigar-shaped object with luminous portholes hurtle towards
them in horizontal flight at the same altitude of 4,000ft. At 1,000
yards distant it swerved to avoid them. Estimated size of object
was twice that of a B-29 bomber.
May / October - The well-documented 'Ghost
Rocket' invasion of Sweden took place as cigar-shaped objects
rained down on land and lake in this area of northern Europe.
March - Fourteen men on the USAT Delarof
in the area of the Aleutian Islands saw a dark spherical object
rise out of the water, circle their ship and fly off to the south.
(Source: UFO Investigator, Vol 4 No 5)
December - Major Leet, a bomber pilot, saw
a luminous disc follow his plane and its manoeuvres while flying
over Klagenfurt, Austria.
September - A domed UFO that emitted a white
light was seen flying less than 20 feet above the ground at Qing
Xian, Hebet Province, China.
September - Soldiers fighting at Pushkino,
Russia, saw a disc-shaped object hovering high in the air above
August - While in the Solomon Islands US
Marine Corp Sgt. Stephen J. Brickner sighted a staggering 150
UFOs laid out in virtually an enormous rectangle. They were in
rows of 15 objects long by ten objects deep. (Source: The UFO
Encyclopedia by John Spencer)
Feb 26 - When in the Timor Sea, the cruiser
Tromp was approached by a large aluminum disc that flew at tremendous
speed. It then circled the Dutch vessel for about three to four
hours. Finally, it flew off at an estimated speed of 3,000-3,5000mph.
Autumn - Two observers at Juminda, Esthonia,
watched a 1 metre long object that was greenish -brown in color
until it finally disappeared.
Summer - Three witnesses saw landed UFO
at Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada and watched several little entities
in silver suits ascending and descending a ladder. Square imprints
and burnt areas seen and photographed at the location the next
October - During the Ethiopian War a disc-shaped
object hovered motionless in the sky above Addis Ababa and was
seen by many witnesses.
December - This month saw the beginning
of the Swedish 'Ghost Flier' Wave. It ended four years later with
an accumulation of 1,000 reports that also covered neighboring
Finland and Norway. Most sightings involved airplane-shaped craft
and luminous phenomena. None identified.
The late Sir Francis Chichester was on a
flight across the Tasman Sea when what looked like a dull gray-white
airship approached him. It was pearl-shaped, flashing brightly,
periodically vanishing, re-appearing, accelerating and finally
July -A cylindrical object flew over a Rumanian
village at an altitude of 200-300 m from west to east. Smoke grey
in color it was an estimated 15-20 m in length and had a diameter
of 3-4 m. It was not illuminated and passed soundlessly.
A disc-shaped object with a dome on top
was seen to light up a valley as it landed one evening near Fernvale,
NSW, Australia. The witnesses returned the next day and discovered
a circle of scorched grass about 10m in diameter.
August 5 09:30 hrs - During his expedition
in Mongolia, explorer Nicholas Roerich and members of his caravan,
caught sight of a huge oval-shaped object high in the sky. It
had a shiny surface that reflected the sun on one side and moved
at great speed north to south.
Two Australian teenagers stumbled upon a
saucer-shaped shimmering object resting on four legs in a paddock
near Moora, WA. They ran off in fear.
September - Two boys in County Wexford,
Ireland, watched for several minutes as a solid beam of light
several feet long travelled through the air a few feet from the
ground. It moved at approximately 10mph, climbing a hedge and
crossing a field, before encountering a railroad track and moving
off along its length. (Source: The UFO Encylopedia (Headline)
June - As a 10-year-old, Raymond Massey
can still vividly recall the day he encountered a landed craft
and watched as its five small occupants conducted repairs to the
domed vehicle, before it took off and disappeared. ( Source: Evansville
Courier Ill, USA - Aug 12 1998 )
Summer - Many witnesses in Poland observe
a silvery object -- two hemispheres divided by a rotating ring.
The object 'shoots' a beam of light, then rises with a loud noise.
( Source: UFOs 1947-1987 p.124)
May - The celebrated vision of the Virgin
Mary took place this month at Fatima, Portugal. This was accompanied
by additional unexplained aerial phenomena, in the form of glowing
spheres and disc-shaped objects.
July 31 23:00hrs - A bright object was seen
hovering in the sky over Ballinasloe, Ireland. It was visible
for fifteen minutes before travelling to the north-west. It was
then observed to hover for a further forty-five minutes. It eventually
vanished for good after Venus rose on the horizon at 04:00hrs.
February - It was billed in newspapers of
the time as the Phantom Invasion of Canada. Mystery Aircraft invaded
the skies and capital of this nation but was America really responsible?
See Mystery Aircraft of Canada for further details.
Aug -- Eight witnesses saw a UFO floating
on the water of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. Entities were manipulating
a hose dipped into the water. On seeing the witnesses they returned
inside, all except one who was still outside when the craft took
Jan / Feb - Still two years before Germany
officially launched its Zepellin raids on Britain and phantom
airships were once again criss-crossing the night skies. A few
reports gave details of multi-colored, multiple lights being seen
but as in earlier years the craft usually came equipped with one
powerful light. See Mystery Airships of Britain for further details.
Feb 10 14:00hrs - Several office workers
in Toronto watched what they concluded to be a fleet of airships
passing west to east in groups. They then returned later in a
scattered formation. No airships nore airplanes were ever identified
with this report.
July - The crew of a French fishing boat
operating off the Normandy coast saw 'a large, black, bird-like
object' fall from the sky into the sea, then bounded back before
it fell once more and disappeared under the waves.
May - Mystery airships seen almost exclusively
at night, once again visited many parts of Britain. Mostly described
as oblong in shape and equipped with a large searchlight, the
craft was capable of propelling itself through the air at great
July / Aug - A phantom airship wave visited
New Zealand during this period of time as many people reported
seeing boat-shaped aerial craft and lights-in-the-sky. During
an encounter at Hawkes Bay in August, one of the occupants of
an airship shouted out to a man below in an unknown tongue.
June 16 - Fishermen located at the port
city of Dong Hui, Vietnam saw an elongated brightly lit object
flying over the community for nearly ten minutes. It then disappeared
after plunging into the sea of the cost. [See Modern Mysteries
of the World, p. 168]
A very bright spherical object flew slowly
above a square in Sofia, Bulgaria one afternoon.
Oct 30 16:30hrs -- Deck of the ship 'St
Andrew' sailing in the North Atlantic, some 600 miles NE of Newfoundland,
Canada ...... "I saw three meteors fall into the water dead ahead
of the ship one after another at a distance of about five miles.
Although it was daylight, they left a red streak in the air from
zenith to the horizon. Simultaneously the third engineer shouted
to me. I then saw a huge meteor on the port beam falling in a
zig-zag manner less than a mile away to the southward. We could
distinctly hear the hissing of water as it touched. It fell with
a rocking motion leaving a broad red streak in its wake. The meteor
must have weighed several tons, and appeared to be 10 to 15 feet
in diameter. It was saucer shaped which probably accounted for
the peculiar rocking motion. When the mass of metal struck the
water the spray and steam rose to a height of at least 40 feet,
and for a few moments looked like the mouth of a crater. If it
had been night, the meteor would have illuminated the sea for
50 or 60 miles." [Source: NY Times Nov 5 1906]
Summer - During the evening at Bucovina,
Rumania, a retired doctor saw a brightly glowing elongated, saucer-shaped
object bigger than the moon travelling steadily westwards.
Feb 24 - Crew of the SS Supply sighted
three luminous discs flying in formation just below clouds at
an estimated height of 5,000ft. They then disappeared in the cloud
After alerting its telegraph offices to
be on the lookout for invading British aircraft, the Transvaal
government in South Africa was inundated with sighting reports.
Phantom airships, often equipped with powerful searchlights, mysteriously
appeared in the skies around. Of course, neither aircraft nor
airplanes were known to exist in Africa at this time.
June 10 1897 - Two Canadian fishermen in
British Columbia saw a pear-shaped craft flying south -wards.
The phantom airship wave in the United States
initially struck in California at the end of this year and into
the next. Soon sightings spread east as literally thousands of
people claimed to have seen the mystery craft and, on occasion
met with the strange gibbering occupants.
March - phantom airship scare began in Russian
Poland. As in most later 'flaps' of this sort, the craft often
appeared at night and were usually equipped with powerful searchlights.
Aug - Over 400 cigar-shaped and disc-shaped
objects were reported moving across the sun by a Mexican astronomer.
His photographs represent probably the earliest UFO pictures.
A teacher and children at a school in Segeberg,
Germany, all saw two fiery balls in a clear sky one summer's day.
The size of two full moons, the objects travelled slowly together
from north to south.
On the night of November 17, a huge UFO
-- the first such phenomenon which was characteristically saucer-shaped,
was plainly observed by numerous people in England and other parts
of Europe. It was seen to travel in the sky at an approximate
altitude of 130 miles in an east-west direction. A number of eminent
scientists witnessed the object, among them being Dr E Walter
Maunder, Greenwich astronomer; English spectroscopist J Rand Capron;
Dutch astronomers Audemans and Zeeman. The Royal Observatory,
Greenwich published a report of the conclusions reached by scientists,
following the appearance of what had been termed, "The Great Saucer".
The report had this to say: "It appeared to be well defined in
body and the inference drawn was that it was a meteor, not in
the old vague sense of some object high in the Earth's atmosphere,
but in the sense of a solid cosmological substance, disc-like
in appearance, the orbit of which brought it within the terrestrial
atmosphere. But nothing could be more unlike the rush of a great
meteor or fireball, with intense radiance and fiery train. The
advance of this object, though swift, appeared to be orderly and
controlled. There was no sign of the compression of the atmosphere
before it, no hint that the matter composing its front part, was
in any way more strongly heated than the rest of its substance
-- if substance, indeed it possessed."
May - The British steamer Patna was traversing
the waters of the Persian Gulf when around mid- night the captain
and several other members of crew all saw two enormous glowing
wheels appear underwater on each side of the ship. The phenomenon
lasted nearly 20mins.
July 30 - A large illuminated globe, accompanied
by two smaller lights are seen to follow a ravine outside St Petersburgh,
Aug 20 - A member of the French Academy
observed a glittering, white-gold cigar-shaped object in the sky
that had pointed ends.
July 6 - Residents of Oaxaca, Mexico, saw
a huge, gently-swaying, trumpet-shaped object estimated to be
425ft long hovering in the sky for six minutes.
March 19 - A spherical craft was spotted
rising vertically through the clouds over London.
Oct 26 - At Lowell, in the United States,
a 'luminous flying disc' was reported over this eastern seaboard
May 11 - Italian astronomers at a Naples
observatory recorded the appearance of several luminous discs
which left trails.
Small metal objects, perfectly hexagonal,
fell out of the sky after a "strange cloud" appeared over the
community of Orenburg, Soviet Union.
Jan 12 - In the French coastal town of Cherbourg,
what was a described as a 'gleaming aerial vessel' was seen in
the sky overhead.
Nov 13 - A large, square, luminous object
was seen for more than an hour over Niagara Falls.
Nov 29 - At Thuringia it was reported that
a brilliant luminous disc was seen in the night sky.
April 1 - Sailors in the English Channel
reported seeing a grey, torpedo-shaped object flying overhead.
Sept 7 - A formation of flying objects crossed
the French town of Embrun.
Aug 13 - A white silvery fireball light
accompanied by a violent explosion was seen at Amhurst, Mass.
Afterwards, a gelatinous substance was said to have been found.
October - Many people in Edinburgh saw a
large, luminous crescent-shaped object flying over the city.
This sighting occured over the town of Bucovina.
”Towards noon a large star with many rays appeared and in the
night she ascended higher and flew in the direction of the Russians;
afterwards she returned and went to the west, where the beams
where extinguished. Thus did the star reveal herself for four
months. It was during the war between the Russians, French and
Germans. (Witness: Stan Irinie from Sâcele-Brasov. (Biblioteca
Academiei, ”manuscris românesc” 1346 f:2V. / Credit: http://www.wufoc.com)
Oct 12 - Formation of 'luminous discs' observed
in the sky above Piedmont, France.
Jan 21 - What was recorded as a shooting-star
got larger and larger until it fell to earth between Barsdorf
and Freiburg in Silesia. A whizzing noise was heard as it passed
close to the ground before it landed and then lay burning. Next
day a jelly-like mass was found on the snow.
Mar 8 - A bright light irregular in form
and the size of the moon was seen in the sky above Dresden and
Berlin, Germany. A large detonation was heard and a dark bituminous
substance fell to earth (Source: Baumhauer's Catalogue)
Sept 10 - A bright oval light was observed
in the sky over Northumberland for around five minutes. At first
it appeared the size of Sirius.
Sept 11 or 1 - A bright fireball light like
the sun was seen travelling horizontally through the sky at Edinburgh.
It dropped a little, then rose again, bursting behind a cloud.
Sept 2 - A bright ball of fire and light
lasting 40 minutes was seen in the sky over southern England during
a hurricane of wind.
June 17 - French astronomer Charles Messier
saw a number of dark round objects in the sky.
Aug 9 - A huge spindle-shaped object was
seen crossing the sun by two different observatories in Switzerland.
It was observed by one astronomer nearly every day for a month.
Nov 26 - A dazzling light as bright as day
seen over Britain from Cambridge to Ross-shire. Velocity was an
estimated 30 mps; height over Cambridge 95 miles; over Inverness
30 miles. It seemed to descend obliquely towards the earth, and
then 'rose again with renewed splendour'.
May 26 - A very fortean event listed as
an iron meteorite recovered at Agram, Croatia. The vapoury cloud
left by an aerial explosion at 18:30hrs was visible for an hour
before it entirely dissipated. After the detonation took place,
two masses of iron fell in the shape of chains welded together.
Dec 8 - James Cracker of Fleet, a small
town in Dorset, England, saw a silvery disc fly overhead in broad
daylight. Here is his eyewitness account: "Something in the sky
which appeared in the north but vanished from my sight, as it
was intercepted by trees, from my vision. I was standing in a
valley. The weather was warm, the sun shone brightly. All of a
sudden it re-appeared, darting in and out of my sight with an
amazing coruscation. The colour of this phenomenon was like burnished,
or new-washed silver. It shot with speed like a star falling in
the night. But it had a body much larger and a train longer than
any shooting star I have seen. Next day Mr. Edgecombe informed
me that he and another gentleman had seen this strange phenomenon
at the same time as I had. It was about 15 miles from where I
saw it, and steering a course from east to north." (See Mysteries
of the Unexplained, Readers Digest, p 210.)
1718 or 1728
Mar 24 - A large fiery mass fell and exploded
on the ground at 13:00hrs on Lethy Island in the East Indies.
Subsequently a jelly-like mass, silvery and scaly, was said to
have been found.
July 19 - At Leipzig, Germany, a fiery ball
of light was seen to travel E-W before hovering some seven minutes
in the sky at an estimated altitude of 30 miles. It was about
half the size of the moon and gradually vanished from view.
Aug 15 - A fiery ball of light stopped over
a lake at Robozero, Russia. The noisy object gave out blue smoke
and two beams of light projected ahead of it. Fisherman on the
lake were burned by the intense heat. The object disappeared and
returned again about one hour later. It was observed by many groups
of witnesses. (See UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p 54)
Sept 1 - A fireball which "moved in bounds
up and down" was observed at Hamburg, Germany
A prefect of a Swiss Canton saw a long,
bright object flying along a lake near Fluelen.
Aug 7 - Black spheres darting around the
sky was seen by the inhabitants of Basel, in Switzerland.
Apr 14 - The entire sky over Nuremberg,
Germany was filled with cyclindrical objects and spinning discs,
some say as many as 200, spouting numerous black, red and orange
Two burning suns were seen at Erfurt, Prussia.
Then a great 'burning beam' landed suddenly. It took off again
into the sky, where it became circular in shape.
Nov 8 - A large blue glowing disk appeared
and remained in the sky for some time in Moldavia, Rumania.
The Abbot and monks of Byland Abbey in Yorkshire
were about to commence a meal when one of the brethren ran in
to announce a great portent outside. They all ran outside and
saw a large silver disc fly slowly over them.
Jan 1 - Some monks at St Albans saw in the
night sky 'a kind of large ship elegantly shaped and well-equipped
and of marvellous colour'.
A ship-like craft travelling through the
air is reported to have fouled the tower of a church in Cloera,
Ireland. An occupant clambered from the craft, down the rope and
cut free the anchor.
An object like a flaming torch was seen
in the sky, together with spheres which flew over Hungary giving
out a brighter light than the stars. (cf. Ribera El gran enigma,
p. 356 / Credit: UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain)
An account by Abobard, Archbishop of Lyons,
France, described how he was coming out of the Cathedral, when
he saw a mob stoning three men and a woman alleged to have been
seen alighting from a aerial ship.
When the Saxons were beseiging Charlemagne's
castle at Sigiburg, "flying shields" reddish in color appeared
in the sky and rained down fire on the attacking army.
Huge flame-breathing dragons were reported
being seen in skies of China, often accompanied by men in airships.
A great light appeared in the sky at night
and shone on a monastery at Barking near the Thames. Nuns who
were singing in the burial-ground at the time saw it lift up and
move to the other side of the monastery, 'then withdrew to the
heights of heaven'. Priests said the light surpassed the brightness
Constantine and his army all beheld in the
heavens a luminous cross.