• Brazil, Cabo Frio: O.
Guarichi was walking on the beach with his dogs when he saw
an object come from the sea and land. Two men, tall, wearing
metallic-looking uniforms, emerged. One of them picked up
objects from the beach. There was an exchange of gestures
with the witness. One of the dogs turned away when the
witness approached the craft, which was 20 m wide 3 m high
and showed flashing lights as it left.
• Canada: A UFO captures a Royal Canadian Air Force F-100
fighter over Lake Huron.
• England, Suffolk: The RAF/USAF in Bentwaters / Lakenheath
in made radar contact with a UFO using three ground-based
radars. A confirmation on aerial radar by a Venom night
fighter and visual sightings from the ground and the air
make this case one of the most celebrated contacts of modern
times. Radar indicated that objects were moving up at 4,000
miles per hour -- higher speeds than any aircraft of the
time could have achieved.
• France, Elboeuf : Near Exauroux, two brothers, 18 and 20,
saw a red ball to their left coming down and hovering at
tree height. It then left at fantastic speed. Three
additional witnesses reported it independently. The object
was a disk about 7. 5 m in diameter, with a red dome, and
rotating fins under it. It emitted a yellow-orange glow.
• USA, California, Banning: An object hovered about 30 m
above and 100 m away from the witness's car. Showing
something like a dome on top, it crossed the road slowly,
turned, and crossed the road again behind the car, then
• USA, California, Panorama City: Three witnesses
independently claimed that they observed a huge, ball-shaped
object from which emerged three beings. They were nearly 2 m
tall, had long, blond hair, and wore tight, green suits.
• USA, California, San Bernardino: 15-year-old Michael
Savage, son of a surgeon, took a picture of a mysterious
flying object that he said hovered near his house for 30
seconds. ; those photos, too, made the paper. Just as the
phenomenon was beginning to die out, Hollywood added its own
inimitable touch to the UFO craze.
• USA, Florida, Jacksonville: Two girls, Joan Frost and
Gertie Wynn, while waiting for a bus, saw two pulsating
lights flying horizontally and disappearing. 15 min later
the lights were seen again, stopping at the zenith, merging,
and diving to 50 m altitude. As the bus arrived, it seemed
that the objects had separated and were about to abduct the
witnesses, and they ran to the vehicle in terror.
• USA, Massachusetts, Pittsfield: At about 2 p.m. during
October 1956, in Pittsfield, MA, the witness and a nephew
were outside and saw an object in the sky that looked kind
of like a cigar. (The witness brother) had been working for
Convair and was also in the Naval Air Corps, and so (she)
called him out and asked him if he had ever seen anything
like it. He replied that he had not. The object was seen for
quite a while. There was no detectable sound. It was quite a
ways up and just sat there for awhile and then, all of a
sudden, it was gone...(the) one object...moved away rapidly.
• USA, New York: Capt. Ryan and his first officer William
Neff were flying from Albany to Syracuse. At a height of
6,000 feet, the two observed a brilliant white light like an
approaching aircraft with landing lights on. Ryan estimated
that the object was moving at approximately 1,000 miles per
hour , faster than any object of the day. The UFO glowed
orange in front of them. Ryan and Neff reported the
encounter to Griffiss Air Force Base. The Base confirmed
that they also could see an orange object nearby. This
sighting lasted over twenty minutes and was also witnessed
by the flight attendant, Phyllis Reynolds.
• USA, North Carolina, Henderson: On Route 1, just before
dawn, two government employees saw for a few seconds a
large, top-shaped object passing over their car. It was as
large as the road and made no sound. .
• USA, Texas, McKinney: Two men saw a silvery,
balloon-shaped craft about 2 m in diameter land in a field
100 m away from them, about 8 km east of McKinney. They
stopped their car to investigate, but the object took off at
Blue Book Unknowns
Feb. 12, 1956; Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. 11:25 p.m. Witnesses: F-89 pilot
Bowen, radar observer Crawford. One green and red object rapidly circled the
aircraft while being tracked on radar during 1 minute sighting. No further
• Guam Dec. 31, 1956; Guam. 2:10 a.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt. Ted Brunson,
flying an F-86D jet interceptor. One round, white object flew under the F-86D,
which was unable to turn as sharply as the object.
• USA, Arizona Aug. 8, 1956; 20 miles south of Quartsite, Arizona. ll p.m.
Witnesses: attorneys W.B. Buttermore and J.W. Smith. One blue-white pulsating
light flew fast, straight and level, for 5-7 minutes.
• USA, California June 6, 1956; Banning, California. 5:30 a.m. Witness: Mr.
Bierman. One thin disc with a small dome, shimmering silver, hovered about 100
yards away for 8-10 seconds, then zoomed up.
• USA, Illinois Nov. 1, 1956; 60 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, in
Illinois. 5:30 p.m. Witness: USAF Capt. W..M. Lyons, Intelligence Division
Chief (Aerial Weather Reconnaissance Officer), flying a T-33 jet trainer. One
orange light with a blue tinge, flew across the sky for 2 minutes.
• USA, North Carolina Sept. 14, 1956; Highland, North Carolina. 1 a.m. Witness:
Scaly, N. Car. policeman O.S. Gryman. Fourteen yellow-to-red round objects with
tremendous exhaust, flew in a Vague formation from southwest to east to
northeast and back again, while swoooping up and down. Sighting lasted 1.5
• USA, Pennsylvania Aug. 27, 1956; Juniata, Pennsylvania. 9:55 p.m. Witness:
Mrs. R.S. Pope. One bright disc with a clear dome flew vertically, then north.
A very cold breeze seemed to have been originated by the object during the 3
• USA, South Carolina Nov. 30, 1956; Charleston AFB, South Carolina. 12:48 p.m.
Witness: USAF aerial navigator Maj. D.D. Grimes. One unspecified object flew at
an estimated 100’ altitude over water for 10 minutes. No further details.
• USA, Texas Sept. 4, 1956; Dallas, Texas. 9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Marine Corps
T/Sgt. R.D. Rogers and family. One large star, changing to red color, remained
stationary for 20 minutes, then went west at 200 kts. (230 m.p.h.). Sighting
lasted 23 minutes.
• USA, Texas Feb, 19, 1956; Houston, Texas. 6:07 a.m. Witnesses: crew of
Eastern Airlines Super Constellation. One intense white light, moving 4-5 times
the speed of the airplane, was evaded by the pilot.
• USA, Texas April 4, 1956; McKinney, Texas. 3:15 p.m. Witnesses: Capt. Roy
Hall, U.S. Army, ret.; Charles Anderson and others; some observed through a 6”
telescope, others through a 55-200x telescope. One fat, oblong object with two
lines around its middle, remained stationary for 6 hours.
1957 • Henry Carlock, a physicist
observing sky with telescope; twice glimpsed UFO with halo around it and what
appeared to be three portholes on June 18.
• Argentina, Pajas Blancas Airport: When his motorcycle suddenly failed, the
driver observed a disk, 20 m in diameter and 5 m thick, hovering about 15 m
above ground. He hid in a ditch and saw the craft come down, making a sound
similar to air escaping from a valve. A sort of lift descended from its base
almost to the ground. In it was a man of average height, who made friendly
gestures to the witness. He was dressed in a plastic diving suit. The witness
entered the machine and saw inside several people seated before instrument
panels, lighted by an extraordinary light. He was then escorted out, and the
disk rose to the northwest. During the next hour, six sightings were made along
the same course by independent witnesses.
• Argentina, Quilino: An Air Force man inside a tent heard a loud, shrill sound
and saw a disk that came down as grass and plants fluttered wildly under it. He
found himself unable to draw his gun, which "seemed to be glued in its holster.
" A voice came from the craft, telling him in Spanish that UFO's had a base in
the Salta area and would soon show themselves to warn all people about the
dangers of a nuclear catastrophe.
• Australia, Smithfield: Les McDonald, 17, and Gladys Smith, 14, saw a red light
changing to green, spreading around them like a mist and covering an area about
100 m diameter. They became nearly paralyzed and "felt a warm glow. " They had
no fear, but were "merely cognizant of things as they were without being able to
react. " This sensation lasted two min.
• Brazil: Antonio Villas Boas was a Brazilian farmer. On October 16, 1957, at
age 23, Villas Boas had an experience that may have been one of the first modern
day abduction claims. Villas Boas claimed that at about 1:00 a.m., he was out
operating a tractor on the family farm when he spotted a bright light in the
sky, which he had also noticed on a previous night. This time the object
descended and as it neared the ground, three telescopic legs outstretched and it
landed. His tractor died and he became scared and decided to run on foot. Three
beings who then took him into their craft.
• Brazil, Bage City: A blinding object, red and yellow, twice landed first near
the Jockey Club, then near the Rural Exhibition.
• Brazil, Campinas: A man suddenly fell, as if paralyzed, and his two companions
then observed an object -shaped like a disk with a dome on top and another dome
under it, 50 m away. A door opened and three men, 1. 70 m tall, wearing
close-fitting, iridescent clothing, and who walked as if on skis, appeared to
make a check of the craft and the surroundings. They gathered samples in a large
box. The witnesses saw small portholes and a tripod landing gear. The craft took
off after 20 min.
• Brazil, Francisco de Sales: Antonio Villas-Boas who could not sleep because of
the heat, opened the shutters of his house and saw a silvery glow in the yard,
but no flying object. The light moved and was seen going over the house.
• Brazil, Francisco de Sales: Second observation by A. Villas-Boas. He was
plowing a field with his brother when they saw a red light at the edge of the
field. He went toward it, but it shifted its position every time he went close.
It vanished on the spot.
• Brazil, Francisco de Sales: Third observation by A. Villas-Boas. Alone in the
fields on a clear night, he saw a big, red star which took the appearance of a
luminous, egg-shaped object and stopped 50 m above his tractor. Its light was
brighter than that of the headlights as it landed 15 m away. The top part was
spinning. It became green as it slowed down, was then seen as a flattened dome.
Three legs emerged from the machine as it settled down. The tractor engine
stalled, and the witness was seized by unknown individuals and carried aboard
the craft, where he was medically examined, then left with a woman of short
stature with whom he had sexual intercourse. Villas-Boas reported that crew
members wore tight, white clothes with a light on the belt, heelless white
shoes, big gloves, and opaque helmets with a slit at the level of the eyes.
Their language was shrill, and he could establish no verbal communication with
• Brazil, Maracaja: Farmers Joao Ernani and Pedro Zilli heard a strange humming
sound, then saw two aluminium-colored disks 200 m away. Near them were six men
of average height, slim build, dressed in "dark gray suits glued to their
bodies. " The disks were about 3. 5 m wide, hovering 1 m above ground. They rose
with a sharp whistling sound, while coconut trees below them bent double. Three
more disks rose from behind the trees, and all five flew toward the Atlantic.
• Brazil, Niquelandia: At the Gabiroba farm, owners A. Santinoni and S. de
Oliveira were blinded by beam from a round object at ground level. The light was
green and yellow. When they came near, all went dark and the object vanished.
• Brazil, Petropolis: A girl suffering from cancer appeared about to die when
the house was suddenly illuminated by a strong light, as if a searchlight had
been aimed at the room. It came from an object whose top part was reddish
yellow. Two figures emerged from it and entered the house. They were about 1. 20
m tall, had long yellow-red hair, small green, slanted eyes, and wore white
gloves and glowing white clothes. Before the astounded witnesses (the author of
the report and the family of the girl), they used a device producing a
bluish-white light and another instrument, in what appeared to be radiation
treatment of the patient. After 30 min they went away, leaving her completely
cured. The report was anonymous.
• Brazil, Ponta Poran: Mrs. Mendonca and five other persons saw a light in the
south, which later appeared as two spherical objects coming closer to the
witnesses on an oscillating course. One of them hovered close to the car while
the other circled. They were -shaped like a sphere surrounded by a flat ring,
and chased the car for two hours over the deserted road. Estimated diameter: 5
• Brazil, Quebracoco: Naval officer Miguel Espanhol and another man, travelling
to Ceres, saw a bright object that illuminated the countryside and came down to
ground level as the truck stalled. It was oval or saucer-shaped, over 150 m in
diameter and 40 m deep, with a dome supporting a long "aerial" with a red light
on top. The bright light went off and the witnesses saw seven childlike beings,
with long hair and luminous suits, who looked down at them for about 3 min. The
craft flew south and released a smaller disk, which flew north. • Brazil, Sao
Sebastiao: Mr. Joao Guimaraes, who is a professor at the Catholic Faculty of Law
in Santos, was sitting near the shore when he saw a hat-shaped, luminous craft
approach from the sea and land near him. From it came a metallic stairway. Two
normal men with long, fair hair hanging to their shoulders, a youthful
appearance and wearing one-piece suits, came down, gave no verbal answers to his
questions, but invited him "telepathically" to come aboard the craft. Inside the
illuminated compartment, he sat on a circular seat with the crew. The machine
rose for a short flight. On his return, Guimaraes found that his watch no longer