The Magonia Database: Part 5: September 16th 1955 – January 26th 1958

Sep. 16, 1955  Boisseuges (France). A young shepherd heard a
1800           whistling sound as a dark mass appeared to fall from
               the sky and a rush of air swept him from his feet. The
               object looked like a machine with an opening where
               a stairway became visible. Two occupants were seen.
               One was observed to have a reddish face, a bald head
               and very fine teeth. The craft was round, about 3.5 m
               diameter, 2 m high, lighted with neon-like light. The
               occupants gathered some plants and flew away to
               the northwest. (Personal)
Sep. 17, 1955  Bush Pine (New York). Mr. and Mrs. Bordes, of New
night          York City, were fishing when they heard a loud splash
               and a "gurgling sound," saw a pink, iridescent, mush-
               room-shaped object rise about 70 cm above the water,
               and sink into the reservoir. Later, they saw the object
               again, about 5 m long and surrounded with turbu-
               lence. It reversed direction several times without turn-
               ing around and finally flew away very fast. (Constance
               226; FSR 55,5)

Oct. 28, 1955  Galloway (England). A disk with a row of blue lights
               on the periphery slowly maneuvered above a car on a
               deserted road. (Evidence 135, 146)
Nov. 02, 1955  Williston (Florida). Deputy-sheriff A. H. Perkins,
               C. F. Bell, and a dozen other witnesses saw six bell-
               shaped objects moving by successive leaps. One came
               close to a patrol car; the men inside felt that their
               arms and legs "went dead" and that their clothes
               were burning them. (Evidence 64)
Apr. 06, 1956  McKinney (Texas). 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 fantastic speed. (Atic)
Apr. 08, 1956  Elboeuf (France). Near Exauroux, two brothers, 18
2345           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. (Personal)
Apr. 16, 1956  Henderson (North Carolina). On Route 1, just be-
0500           fore 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.
May. 09, 1956  Jacksonville (Florida). Two girls, Joan Frost and
2300           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 sepa-
               rated and were about to abduct the witnesses, and
               they ran to the vehicle in terror. (APRO Mar., 59)
Jun. 06, 1956  Banning (California). An object hovered about 30 m
0430           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 vanished suddenly. (Atic)
Jul. 20, 1956  Panorama City (California). Three witnesses inde-
               pendently 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. (Hanlon; Humanoids 64)
Sep., 1956     Cabo Frio (Brazil). O. Guarichi was walking on the
2030           beach with his dogs when he saw an object come from
               the sea and land. Two men, 1.80 m tall, wearing
               metallic-looking uniforms, emerged. One of them
               picked up objects from the beach. There was an ex-
               change 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. (Nachrichten Mar., 61)
Jan. 15, 1957  Balfour (New Zealand). William West and Wallace
early          Liddell saw an object similar to a shooting star coming
               close to them appearing then as an oval, fluorescent
               craft, about 40 m in diameter, which almost touched
               the grass. They rushed to catch it, but it jumped away,
               turning into a bluish-white sphere with a dark red
               center. Each time they tried to reach it, the craft
               jumped farther away. It cleared a high fence and
               slowly vanished. The Invercargill Weather Bureau
               had no explanation. (107)
Feb. 09, 1957  Georgetown (Connecticut). Approximate date. Ina
2200           Salter was driving on Route 53 in a desolate area when
               she encountered a cigar-shaped objert about 5 m long,
               showing several portholes, which was hovering close
               to the ground to the left of the road. The portholes,
               about 50 cm in diameter, were illuminated with a
               yellowish light, and there were shadows moving be-
               hind. As she passed the object, it took off straight up,
               hovered for a few seconds, then rose out of sight
               (APRO Mar., 62)
Mar. 08, 1957  Baudette (Minnesota). A pilot saw a circular object
night          flying against the wind. It was luminous, about 5.5 m
               in diameter, and flew so low that it appeared to suck
               up the snow. (Keyhoe S)
Apr. 14, 1957  Vins-sur-Caramy (France). At an intersection, two
1500           women, Mrs. Garcin and Mrs. Rami, suddenly heard
               a noise and saw behind them a top-shaped object, 1 m
               high and 1 m wide, nearly touching the ground. It
               made a sudden jump and landed again: There were a
               number of antennalike projections on top of it. The
               noise did not come from the object, but from a
               metallic road sign vibrating in its vicinity. (M 207;
               Challenge 14)
Apr. 19, 1957  Pacific Ocean, near Japan. Japanese fishermen aboard
1152           the "Kitsukawara Maru" saw two metal disks come
               into the sky. This was followed by violent turbulence.
               (Round-up 147)
Apr. 22, 1957  Palalda (France). Mr. and Mrs. Firmin Bason heard
1300           an unusual noise and saw a whirlwind of flames 10 or
               15 m above ground, coming down toward the vine-
               yard. It was red and blue, spinning wildly, flying
               slowly. It hovered for 5 min over plants which moved
               violently, then it flew south with a deafening roar,
               hovered again and departed to the southwest. Diam-
               eter at the top: about 5 m. (Ouranos 21)
May., 1957     Milford (Pennsylvania). Frances Stichler, who lived
               on a farm, was working in her barn when she heard a
               whirring sound and saw a bowl-shaped object, 7 m in
               diameter, with a rim over 1 m wide about 5 m above
               ground. It stopped with one side tilted toward her. A
               man dressed in a loose, shiny, gray suit, wearing a
               tight-fitting helmet, was facing her from inside the
               object. He seemed of average height had deep-set
               eyes, tanned skin, and a long face with a "quizzical"
               expression. Almost immediately the object left toward
               the southeast. (108; Humanoids 57)
May. 01, 1957  Pajasblancas Airport (Argentina). When his motor-
0700           cycle suddenly failed, the driver observed a disk, 2O 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 ma-
               chine 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.
               (Humanoids 35; FSR 65, 1; FSR 65, 4)
May. 10, 1957  Beaucourt-sur-Ancre (France). A Hungarian refugee,
2250           Michel Fekete, was riding his bicycle when he saw an
               object hovering 30 cm above ground and four little
               men nearby. The police found lavalike fragments at
               the site. Six other witnesses vouch for the sighting
               including Messrs. Iklef and Lepot and their wives.
               The craft was luminous, pulsating between red and
               white (remaining red longer). When white, it was
               more blinding than a powerful searchlight. It was 50 m
               away from the group of witnesses. Occupants were
               about 1.30 m tall with a beige-gray body, an ab-
               normally large black head, and a waddling gait. The
               object flew away when a car came into view. (109; M
Jun. 5, 1957   Uriman (Venezuela). Undocumented report of a
               landing and of "bellicose dwarfs." (Quincy)
Jul. 25, 1957  Sao Sebastiao (Brazil). Mr. Joao Guimaraes, who is
1910           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 worked. (Humanoids 36; FSR 57, 6
Jul. 30, 1957  Galt, Ontario (Canada). Jack Stephenson was walk-
               ing about 7 km from Galt when he saw a flash in the
               sky. A circular object making a whirring sound came
               down and landed with a throw of flames. It took off
               again 30 min later,leaving the ground blackened and
               branches broken. The craft had a stationary dome,
               but the periphery was spinning. (Round-up 188)
Aug. 20, 1957  Quilino (Argentina). 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. (Humanoids 36)
Aug. 22, 1957  Cecil Naval Air Station (Florida). A black, bell-
1540           shaped object bearing two bright, white lights at the
               top and maeasuring 15 m in diameter was chased by a
               civilian in a car until the engine stalled. The object
               was then hovering 3 m away. The underside of the
               machine resembled a disk with fins. When a jet air-
               craft took off from the airfield, the object went out of
               sight almost instantaneously. The car battery was
               found completely dead. There was no helicopter in
               the area, although the two witnesses compared the
               noise made by the object to that of a helicopter. (Atic)
Sep., 1957     Campinas (Brazil). A man suddenly fell, as if para-
               lyzed, and his two companions then observed an ob-
               ject 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. (Nachrichten Jul., 60)
Sep. 10, 1957  Ubatuba (Brazil). Approximate date. Anonymous
               witnesses saw a disk dive down and explode, shower-
               ing the area with flaming fragments. Some samples
               were gathered, sent to a Brazilian newsman, analyzed
               by friends of Dr. Fontes, of Rio, and were found to
               consist of surprisingly pure magnesium. (Lor.l 90; 110)
Sep. 16, 1957  Smithfield (Australia). Les McDonald, 17, and
930            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. (UFO Bulletin Dec., 57)
Sep. 19, 1957  Point Pleasant (New Jersey). A boomerang-shaped
1840           object bigger than a house was reported to have
               landed. Grass flattened. (Atic)
Sep. 26, 1957  Yellow Falls (Texas). Three hundred people were
sunset         said to have seen three elongated objects with a series
               of portholes, maneuvering at ground level in an area
               with many empty oil wells. One of these objects, said
               to be 150 m long and 20 m high, pearl-colored, glisten-
               ing under the setting sun and showing a series of
               circles painted on its surface, landed for 20 min. An
               occupant emerged, observed the abandoned derricks
               and took off again. Observed through binoculars, he
               appeared as a "monster," 1 m tall, moving with
               strange jumps. He picked up something from the
               ground. (Perego)
Sep. 29, 1957  Deerwood Nike Base (Maryland). Undocumented
0500           report of a landing observed by missile men. (Keyhoe
Oct., 1957     Niquelandia (Brazil). 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. (Round-up 205)
Oct. 05, 1957  Francisco de Sales (Brazil). Antonio Villas-Boas who
2300           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. (FSR 66, 4; Magonia)
Oct. 08, 1957  Nabouwalu (Fiji Islands). Two couples going from
1500           Nabouwalu to Nawaca in a motor boat saw a white
               object come down from the sky, thought it was a
               plane in trouble and went closer. They found the
               object hovering 7 m above the water, and a figure on
               board the craft aimed at them a beam so bright they
               "felt weak." The figure disappeared suddenly, and
               the object took off vertically at high speed. (Round-up
               202; Challenge 18)
Oct. 10, 1957  Schenectady (New York). Mrs. Edward Yeager who
               lived in a trailer on the Duanesburg-Church Road
               near Mariaville, saw a circular object go down behind
               the hill. Two min later it flew up again, very bright.
               The next day she was feeding animals that ran away
               as the same or a similar object came within 2 m of the
               ground. Two dark, little men came out of the craft
               and went into the woods. The object remained there
               two min, then left. A search for the occupants proved
               futile. A bus driver was said to have seen two craft
               land in a nearby field at the same hour. (FSR 58, 3)
Oct. 10, 1957  Quebracoco (Brazil). Naval officer Miguel Espanhol
night          and another man, traveling 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. (Humanoids 36)
Oct. 11, 1957  Roulon (France). Two witnesses in a car saw some-
2000           thing they described as "a dark, transparent ball"
               about 50 cm in diameter rising from the side of the
               road. It had appendages trailing behind. (111)
Oct. 14, 1957  Francisco de Sales (Brazil). Second observation by
2145           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.
               (FSR 66, 4; Magonia)
Oct. 15, 1957  Covington (Indiana). Mr. Moudy, a farmer, observed
daylight       a silvery disk which hovered above his tractor; the
               engine failed when the object rose. (Personal)
Oct. 16, 1957  Francisco de Sales (Brazil). Third observation by A.
0100           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 estab-
               lish no verbal communication with them. (FSR 66,
               4 et seq.)
Oct. 25, 1957  Petropolis (Brazil). A girl suffering from cancer ap-
               peared 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 instu-
               ment, in what appeared to be radiation treatment of
               the patient. After 30 min they went away, leaving
               her completely cured. The report was anonymous.
               (FSR 67, 5)
Oct. 31, 1957  Longchaumois (France). A businessman and his wife
0000           saw a large, lighted object with openings, which hov-
               ered, came to ground level, and took off with a great
               increase in brightness at very high speed, but without
               noise. (Personal)
Nov., 1957     Provencal (Louisiana). Haskell Raper, Jr., was driv-
2300           ing home on a rainy night when he saw a large, lighted
               object on the road ahead, which he thought was a
               truck. Suddenly the object flashed a beam of light
               directly at the car, apparently exerting a strong
               pressure and slowing it to a stop 5 m away. The object
               was then described as oval, 5 m long, 3 m high, army
               green in color. It bore lettering beginning with the
               letters UN, followed by some numbers. A sort of heat
               wave filled the car, and the witness ran out in panic
               as the vehicle caught fire. The object rose with the
               sound of a diesel engine. Raper ran to the town, less
               than 2 km away; and reported the incident. The car,
               a 1956 Ford, was completely destroyed. (FS Oct., 58)
Nov. 02, 1957  Canadian (Texas). 5 km west of this town, military
0330           and civilian witnesses reported a submarine-shaped
               object, red and white, two or three times as long as a
               car and about 3 m high, at ground level. A figure was
               seen near this object, also something compared to a
               white flag. When a car stopped in the vicinity, a
               flash of light from the object coincided with the sud-
               den failure of the headlights. (Atic)
Nov. 02, 1957  Levelland (Texas). A large number of reports from
2250           the Levelland area described a low-flying object, over
               60 m long, equipped with a bright light, and which
               interfered with car ignition. (Anatomy 136; map)
Nov. 03, 1957  White Sands (New Mexico). At Stallion Site, an
0300           army patrol in a jeep saw an orange, "apparently con-
               trolled," luminous object on the ground near the site
               of the first A-bomb explosion. It was first seen as a
               sunlike source 50 m above ground, descending to
               ground level after 3 min, and landing several km away
               at the northern end of the testing grounds. Two wit-
               nesses. (M 238)
Nov. 04, 1957  Elmwood Park (Illinois). Two policemen, Joseph
0315           Lukasek and Clifford Schau, and a third man named
               Daniel De Giovanni, while looking for the cause of a
               headlight failure, observed a fluorescent object 50 to
               100 m away from them, coming down. The car had-
               lights functioned properly again and they drove to-
               ward the object but had to stop at a cemetery wall.
               They turned off all lights and watched the object for
               two min. It played "hide and seek" with them as they
               tried to reach its location. (M 240; 113)
Nov. 05, 1957  New Castle (Indiana). An object looking like "a big
               meat platter" was seen at close range by Mrs. Jasper
               Barlow and her two children, who were inside their
               car. It had a flickering light on the bottom. There was
               no ignition interference noted. (M 245)
Nov. 05, 1957  New York City (New York). In Van Cortland Park,
0430           Frank C. was talking with a bus driver when they saw
               in the park, about 400 m away, a metallic object
               shaped like a disk, spinning with a soft whirring. On
               top was a fixed dome with portholes. The object was
               hovering at tree-height. A yellow light from the craft
               suddenly illuminated the area, and it flew off "like a
               shooting star." (M 241)
Nov. 05, 1957  Scotia (Nebraska). A man heard a noise similar to
1730           that of a helicopter and perceived a "burning" odor.
               He saw a balloon-like, elongated object that came to
               ground level, did not touch the ground, but rose again
               and disappeared. The witness was "paralyzed" during
               the observation. The object appeared to have gener-
               ated thick smoke. (Atic)
Nov. 06, 1957  Santa Fe (New Mexico). J. Martinez and A. Gallegos
0010           saw an egg-shaped object coming toward them at low
               altitude. It moved slowly, illuminating their car and
               producing a humming sound. The car engine, the
               clock and a wristwatch stopped. The object shot away
               toward the southwest. (M 246)
Nov. 06, 1957  Seoul (Korea). North of Seoul a barrel-shaped object,
morning        bluish-white and luminous, was seen close to the
               ground, reflected in a pool of water. It rose and van-
               ished "like a light switched off." (Atic)
Nov. 06, 1957  Playa del Rey (California). Richard Kehoe was driv-
0540           ing near the beach when his engine stopped, and so
               did three other cars. The man got out and observed
               an egg-shaped object wrapped in "a blue haze" on
               the beach. Two men, below average height got out
               of the craft and asked them questions about their
               identity, what time it was, etc. They looked normal
               wore black leather pants, white belts, light-colored
               jerseys, and seemed to have yellowish-green skin. They
               went back inside the craft, which left rapidly, and the
               cars could then be started. (Humanoids 57)
Nov. 06, 1957  Lake County (Ohio). A civilian source reported an
0630           object so bright that his eyes could not sustain it. It
               appeared to land on a ridge, then took off again. It
               was round and much larger than a plane, had an
               "odd color," left no trail and made no noise. (Atic)
Nov. 06, 1957  Knoxville (Tennessee). 12-year-old Everett Clark
0630           saw a strange object on the ground and four occu-
               pants, two men and two women who spoke a lan-
               guage he thought was similar to German. They went
               back to the craft in a manner the witness could not
               understand, for he saw no door. (M 271;114;
Nov. 06, 1957  Everittstown (New Jersey). John Trasco saw a bril-
evening        liant, egg-shaped object hovering in front of a barn
               and was confronted with a being 1 m tall with a
               putty-colored face and frog-like eyes. He thought the
               dwarf said in broken English: "We are peaceful
               people; we only want your dog." The little man, who
               was dressed in a green suit with shiny buttons, a green
               tam-o-shanter-like cap, and gloves with a shiny object
               at the tip of each finger, fled when the witness denied
               his request. (Humanoids 56; Magonia)
Nov. 06, 1957  Boerne (Texas). A civilian source reported an oval
1800           object, about 5 m long, bright orange, similar to
               glowing coals, hovering 4 m above ground. The wit-
               ness went to call his family; the object had vanished
               when he returned. Unidentified. (Atic)
Nov. 06, 1957  Baskatong Lake (Canada). 180 km north of Ottawa
2100           Jacques Jacobson and three of his friends saw a bright,
               yellowish-white sphere hovering over a hilltop about
               4 km away. From top and bottom issued light cones
               that illuminated the countryside and the clouds.
               Radio reception was blocked throughout the obser-
               vation, except for a very powerful signal at one wave-
               length, modulated, but not in Morse code. The object
               rose slowly toward the south. (M 249)
Nov. 06, 1957  Montville (Ohio). Olden Moore, 28, a plasterer was
2330           driving home when he suddenly saw an object look-
               ing like a bright meteor split into two pieces, one of
               which went straight up. The other got larger while
               its color changed from bright white to blue-green. It
               hovered 60 m above a field and came to the ground
               with a soft whirring sound, 150 m away. After observ-
               ing it for 15 min, Moore then walked to the object,
               which he found to be shaped like "a covered dish"
               15 m in diameter, 5 m high, with a cone on top about
               3 m high, surrounded by haze or fog, pulsating slowly.
               Holes, footprints and radioactivity were found at the
               site by Civil Defense Director Kenneth Locke. (M
Nov. 07, 1957  Meridian (Mississippi). Truck driver Malvin Stevens,
0725           48, was driving to Memphis when, about 23 km
               northwest of Meridian, he saw an object which ap-
               peared to have two propellers at either end and a
               third one on top. Getting out of his truck, he saw
               three little men about 1.30 m tall, in gray clothes,
               with "pasty white faces" that seemed friendly and
               willing to talk, but he was unable to understand their
               "chattering." "I stood there for what seemed like an
               eternity." They got back into the machine and it
               took off straight up. There was no ignition inter-
               ference. An 8-year-old girl from Honse independently
               reported a round object crossing the sky toward the
               south. (M 273; 115)
Nov. 08, 1957  Edinburgh (Scotland). Fourteen people, including
               Mrs. Maty Home, reported to police that a disk-
               shaped object followed their truck, dived toward it,
               came within 20 m of them, then left toward the sea,
               leaving a double vapor trail. (Round-up 217; 116)
Nov. 08, 1957  Sloanville (New York). A cigar-shaped object 70 m
0200           long was observed less than 7 m above ground. (M
               264; 117)
Nov. 08, 1957  Holly (West Virginia). Hank Mollohan and eight
1430           other persons saw an elongated object, 12 m long,
               with several portholes from which fire and smoke
               appeared to be coming. It swung at low altitude and
               dropped to the ground. People seemed to be moving
               around it, but the witnesses were driven away by a
               hard rain. (M 265)
Nov. 08, 1957  Waterloo (Iowa). Paul Rutledge saw an object 16 m
night          long flying over his garage. The top part was bright,
               and there were two figures visible inside. (M 266)
Nov. 09, 1957  Lake City (Missouri). A civilian driving his car home
0100           from work observed a hovering object 16 m long. His
               car engine died as he neared the object's position,
               and it started again only after the object's departure.
Nov. 10, 1957  Madison (Ohio). Mrs. Leita Kuhn observed a very
0125           large, lighted object 20 m above ground. It was so
               brilliant that she had to close her eyes. It was over
               10 m wide, 3 to 4 m thick, with a dome on top. The
               witness had to consult a physician several days later
               because of serious eye and skin irritation. (M 267;
Nov. 16, 1957  Bage City (Brazil). A blinding object, red and yellow,
2230           twice landed-first near the Jockey Club, then near
               the Rural Exhibition. (Quincy)
Nov. 18, 1957  Maracaja (Brazil). Farmers Joao Ernani and Pedro
1030           Zilli heard a strange humming sound, then saw two
               aluminum-colored disks 200 m away. Near them were
               six mm 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.
               (Humanoids 36)
Nov. 18, 1957  Aston (Great Britain). Mrs. Cynthia Appleton, 27,
1500           mother of two, saw the figure of a man appear near
               her fireplace while a whistling sound was audible.
               He was tall and fair, wore a tight-fitting plastic gar-
               ment, and seemed to communicate with her through
               telepathy, indicating he was looking for titanium and
               was coming from a world of peace and harmony. Sud-
               denly he disappeared. Mrs. Appleton had subsequent
               contacts with similar entities. (Humanoids 4)
Nov. 22, 1957  Gesten (Denmark). A shop owner saw a pyramid-
               shaped, luminous, transparent object fly fast across
               the road. As it was above 250 m away, he clearly saw
               two figures who looked like human beings, sitting
               one behind the other aboard the craft. (Personal)
Nov. 23, 1957  Tonopah (Nevada). Four disk-shaped objects on the
0630           ground were observed for 20 min from a distance of
               15 m. When the witness tried to come closer, they
               took off with an unbearable humming sound. (Atic)
Nov. 25, 1957  Ugines (France). Two engineers were driving about
1430           200 m from the railroad crossing in Faverges when
               they saw a nearly spherical object at ground level,
               performing zig-zags on the road. They stopped and
               were amazed as the object simply vanished, leaving
               no trace. (Personal)
Dec., 1957     El Cajon (California). Edmund Rucker was awak-
night          ened by a roaring noise and saw a strange object land
               near his house. "Its windows were lighted, and I saw
               strange-looking heads there." An opening became
               visible and four creatures emerged. They had large
               heads, dome-like foreheads, and bulging eyeballs.
               They delivered a message to the witness in English,
               stating that they had philanthropic and scientific
               purposes. (FS Jul., 58)
Dec. 08, 1957  Woodward (Oklahoma). Between Woodward and
1750           Seiling, 12 km from the latter, an unknown flying
               object allegedly took complete control of a car with
               three passengers. The driver, an employee of an air-
               craft company, had turned the heater, windshield
               wiper, and radio on. He was nearing a hill in this
               wooded area when a bright light appeared ahead. It
               reminded the witness of the light from a mercury
               lamp. As a crash seemed imminent, the car slowed
               down by itself and stopped, as if the entire electrical
               circuit had failed. Over the vehicle was a disk 16 m in
               diameter with portholes around the periphery, emit-
               ting a current of hot air and a high-pitched sound. It
               had a dome on top and bottom. It rose as the car
               started by itself. The car was a 1954 Dodge Coronet
               without automatic transmission. The witness spent
               four hours with two Kirtland AFB officers who told
               him of similar observations. The case was never re-
               ported to Blue Book. (Personal)
Dec. 11, 1957  Chestnut (Louisiana). Mary Louise Tobin, a school-
               teacher, was driving on State Highway 1 when she saw
               an object that she compared to the rising sun, in the
               vicinity of a smoking car. The driver, an elderly lady,
               came out with a child who seemed to have suffered
               burns. The unknown object went away: The disabled
               car did not catch on fire. (FS Jul., 58)
Dec. 11, 1957  Ellsworth (Wisconsin). Many cars stopped to observe
1600           a silent, reddish, glowing disk, about 15 m in diam-
               eter, which flew 6 m above the ground at about 80
               km/h. A small, windowless cabin was visible on the
               underside of the object. (FS Jul., 58)
Dec. 18, 1957  Old Saybrook (Connecticut). Mary Stan was awak-
night          ened by a brilliant light and saw through her east
               window the fuselage of a craft that hovered in mid-
               air. Aboard were two men, each with his right hand
               raised, wearing yellowish jackets. A third man joined
               the first two, then all lights went off inside the craft
               while it glowed like brass. A spinning antennalike de-
               vice was noted. A few minutes later it flew off. (FSR
Dec. 21, 1957  Ponte Poran (Brazil). Mrs. Mendonca and five other
1830           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 m. (APRO Mar., 59)
Dec. 30, 1957  Drakestown (New Jersey). George Chowanski, an
night          auto mechanic was alerted by the barking of his dog
               and heard a whirring sound similar to that of an elec-
               tric shaver. A lighted object was observed by Chow-
               anski and his wife as it came within 60 cm of the
               ground. Two figures came out of the bottom of the
               object, walked around a clearing, and one picked up
               something before returning to the craft, which then
               took off. Total duration: 2 min. (FS Oct., 58)
Jan., 1958     Depew (New York). A lady who was driving on the
0130           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 disappared,
               and the object took off spinning. The witness was
               then able to start her car. She noted that the snow at
               the site had been melted and the grass was warm.
               (Binder; Magonia)
Jan. 04, 1958  Stavanger (Norway). A woodcutter reported that he
               saw an object land, and a very tall man with a tanned
               face, wearing a helmet, stepped from the machine.
               He went back in after a few minutes; the craft took
               off "with a noise like a flock of birds." Air Force offi-
               cers and policemen searched the snowcovered hill for
               traces. (FSR 58, 2)
Jan. 07, 1958  Aston (Great Britain). Two figures again appeared to
               Mrs. Appleton and spoke to her in English (see Case
               443). (Humanoids 4)
Jan. 13, 1958  Farm Hill (Australia). Brian Crittendon, 21, was
2345           chased by a dome-shaped object that emitted a nar-
               row light beam toward the ground. He was so fright-
               ened that he drove home on a half-flat tire, followed
               for 5 km by the object, which was about 50 m away
               and 10 m above ground. It overtook his car at a speed
               exceeding 100 km/h. Radio interference was noted,
               but no noise. (UFO Bulletin Mar., 58)
Jan. 26, 1958  Shimada City (Japan). A very bright object landed
1600           before numerous chemical workers; they reported
               beings falling from the sky without parachutes. They
               wore strange suits and spoke an unknown language.
               (FSR 58, 3)

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