Jan. 28, 1954; Rangeley, Maine. 110-10:15 a.m. Witness: Wilhelm Reich. Two bright
lights moved into valley, and were seen against the mountain background, for 15
Feb. 26, 1954; Newburyport, Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Witnesses: architect R.M.
Pierce, marine engineer George Avery and one other person. One silver disc, with
a white trail, made a loud roar for 30-60 seconds.
March 2, 1954; vicinity of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 10 p.m. Witness: research
engineer R.C. Swengel. Three objects, each with two lights, flew straight and
level at medium speed for an unknown length of time.
March 5, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 8 p.m. Witnesses: crews of USAF KC-97
aerial tanker planes. One object or light made passes at KC-97s, the other flew
straight and level. Sighting duration unknown.
March 12, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 9:35 a.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt.
Robert Johnson, flying an F-86 jet fighter. He chased an object at more than 530
m.p.h. for 30 seconds, but was unable to catch it. It appeared to be the size
of a fighter plane but had neither tanks nor trails.
April 7, 1954. US Carrier Carrying Nuclear Weapons Buzzed By UFO.
April 8, 1954; Chicago, Illinois. 4:30 p.m. Witness: Lelah Stoker. One white
round-topped disc, with a humanoid suspended beneath it, skimmed over the water,
landed, and an occupant in a green suit walked around. It then took off very,
very fast. Sighting lasted 30 minutes.
April 23, 1954; Pittsfield, Maine. 9:30 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Robinson.
One silver dollar-shaped object with a dome and a flashing light made a sound
like a swarm of bees. It hovered and tilted, flew horizontally, then rose vertically
without tilting. Stones underneath it moved. Four minute sighting.
April 24, 1954; Hartland, Maine. 6:10 p.m. Witness: D. Robinson. One large,
silver, oblong object with a dome and a flashing light flew straight and level
and then straight up. Total of 15 minutes under observation.
April 26, 1954; Athens, Georgia. 7:35 p.m. Witnesses: C. Cartey, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Hopkins and their daughter. Fifteen to twenty yellow objects in a V-formation,
flew from south to north for 10 seconds.
May 10, 1954; Elsinore, California. 12:40 p.m. Witness: U.S. Marine Corps Squadron
Leader D.R. Higgin, flying an F3D-2 jet fighter. One dark gunmetal delta-shaped
object, 22' long and 10' wide, with a fin on the top, descended at a 25-30' angle
under the lead airplane of a formation, and over the airplane of Higgin. Sighting
lasted a few seconds.
May 11, 1954; Washington, D.C. 10:45 p.m. Witnesses: three USAF.air policemen
at Washington National Airport. Two bright lights were seen on three occasions
to fly straight and level, make 90* turns and fade. Each sighting lasted about
May 22, 1954; LaPorte, Indiana. 9:15 p.m. Witnesses: highway engineer R.W.
Dring, engineer Geert Tibma. One bright light made a shallow climb for 45 seconds.
May 31, 1954; Concord, New Hampshire. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Mrs. L.K. Stevens.
One very white, elongated object flew very, very fast, and then blinked out after
June 1, 1954; from 400 miles south to Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9 p.m. Witnesses:
crew of USAF B-47 jet bomber at 34,000' altitude. One object with running lights
flew at 24-44,000' altitude for 1 hour.
June 8, 1954; Texarkana, Texas. 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. (file not clear). Witness:
L.T. Prewitt, employee of Red River Arsenal. One golden yellow light flew over
his house, making a "shhh" or buzzing sound for 2 minutes. 9:09 p.m. Witness:
June 10, 1954; Estacado, Texas. 9:09 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Capt. Bill McDonald,
in flight. One white light descended at 45^ from great altitude, passed under
his aircraft, made two 360' turns and went out after 30 seconds.
June 22, 1954; Miami Beach, Florida. 9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Marine Corps Maj.
E. Buchser and Maj. J.V. Wilkins. One meteor- like object descended, stopped,
and became extremely bright. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
June 24, 1954; Danvers, Massachusetts. 12:45 p.m. Witness: R.B. Tomer, director
of commercial engineering for CBS-Hytron. One white, elliptical-shaped object
covered 45^ of sky in 30 seconds.
June 25, 1954; Indian Lake, Ohio. 5:05 p.m. Witnesses: experienced private
pilot John Mark, flying Navion lightplane; radar at Dayton, Ohio airport, tracked
very fast target at same location. One silver or aluminum round object with a
flat bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on top, and a diameter of about
60'. Flew horizontally, hovered, made a high-G pull up and then a steep climb
into an overcast. Sighting lasted 3-5 minutes.
June 29, !954; Seven Islands, Quebec. BOAC Stratocruiser
* July 3, 1954; Official radarscope photos of UFOs off Bermuda. Project Blue
Book "identified" these as a battleship and six accompanying destroyers but the
experienced radar operator stated that the radar returns were definitely unidentified
and unlike any ship returns he had ever seen. Not listed in the Blue Book "Unknowns."
July 18, 1954; Normandy, Missouri. 8:40 p.m. Witness: A.T. Chamblin. One greenish-white
disc was seen for 30 minutes.
July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island, on U.S.-Canadian border in western Lake
Erie. 7:12 p.m. Witness: attorney L.B. Tussing. One black cylinder, 12 times long
as wide, moved fast along the surface of the lake.
July 30, 1954; Los Angeles, California. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Hughes Aircraft
test pilots Englert and Peterson, flying a B-25 bomber. One metallic, pencil-shaped
object flew slowly or hovered for an unstated length of time.
Aug. 2, 1954; Westlake, Ohio. 5:17 p.m. Witness: ex-AAF B-17 gunner (19 missions)
N.E. Schroeder. One thin, bright ellipse, like polished metal, hovered for 5-8
seconds, dropped down 3,000' in 3 seconds, hovered again and faded out after a
total of 20 seconds in view.
Aug' 6, 1954; San Antonio, Texas. 6 p.m. Witness: mechanical engineer L.H.
Hormer. One intensely white elliptical light changed to yellow, then orange, then
pink, four or five times while flying straight and level for 5 minutes.
Aug. 11, 1954; Yoron Jima, near Okinawa. 8:55 p.m. Witness: P.L. Percharde,
electrical engineer and assistant manager of Moeller Shipwrecker Co., of Okinawa.
A line of blue lights, underneath. a blue circle with a black center. Flew over
ship and climbed, illuminating and agitating the clouds.
Aug. 15, 1954; San Marcos, Texas. 10:20 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Maj. W.J. Davis,
Capt. R.D. Sauers, flying a C-47 transport plane. One dark blue oblong object
paced the C-47, veered away, then crossed in front of it. Five minute sighting.
Aug. 24, 1954; Egilstadir, Iceland. 8:30 p.m. Witness: one unnamed farmer.
A cylinder, 2-2.5' long, 4-5' in diameter, made a loud whizzing sound, flew straight
and level fast, then slow, then fell into sandbar.
Aug. 26, 1954; Danville, Virginia. 6:15 a.m. Witness: Rev. W.L. Shelton. Two
domed ellipses, 20' long, 8' thick, 10' at ends; glowing silver or orange. Hovered,
then climbed side-by- side while getting brighter. Observed for 2 minutes.
Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester, Massachusetts. 1 p.m. Witness: E.A. Srazdes. Seven
large, white, teardrop-shaped objects turned blue. Flew in line formation and
increased speed during the 2 minute sighting.
Aug. 29, 1954; Prince Christian, Greenland. 11:05 a.m. Witnesses: lst Officer
H.G. Gardner, engineer J.V.D. Whitisy, flying Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 (PH-DBZ).
Three or four dark, lens-shaped objects veered north and changed position in formation
during the 10 minute sighting.
* Aug. 31, 1954; Nowra, Australia. Pilot was returning to Royal Australian
Navy Air Station in a Sea Fury aircraft. A very bright light closed fast at one
o'clock, then crossed in front of the aircraft taking up position on the port
beam, where it appeared to orbit. A second and similar light was observed at nine
o'clock. Confirmed by two radar "paints" in company with aircraft.
Sept. 4, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 3 a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications
specialist. Twenty-thirty lights, as if on a string, flew straight and level for
Sept. 5, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 12:23 a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications
specialist. One silver or white object with a slightly swept-back leading edge
and a following exhaust, flew straight and level, then veered southwest to south
after 30 seconds.
Sept. 18, 1954; Kimpo Air Base, Japan. 5:55 a.m. Witnesses: two control tower
operators, a weather forecaster and a weather observer. One round object, like
polished aluminum, flew straight and level for 11-13 minutes.
Sept. 21, 1954; Barstow, California. 1 a.m. Witnesses: two local policemen,
four U.S. Marine Corps police, one highway patrolman. One red-orange ball giving
off sparks, and a smaller light, made a zigzag descent and then hovered. Total
of 20 minutes.
Sept. 21, 1954; Santa Maria, Azores Islands. 9:45 p.m. Witness: airport guard.
One 10'x5' light metallic blue, pecan-shaped object with a clear glass or plastic
nose having a door, and with poles or aerials on the nose. Humming or whining,
it hovered, landed vertically, 50' away. A blond man, 5' 10" tall appeared, spoke
in a strange language, patted the guard on the shoulder, got in the object, hooked
up his harness, pushed a button, took off with the object's nose pointed up, then
leveled off and climbed vertically. Sighting lasted 2-3 minutes.
Sept. 22, 1954; Marshfield, Missouri. 9 a.m. Witnesses: private pilot J.N.
Williams, E.J. Ash. A thin, translucent tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object
revolved, then tumbled down behind some trees. Marks were found in the dirt. Sighting
lasted 15 minutes.
Sept. 23, 1954; Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 9:45 a.m. Witness: Dave Owenby. Two
bright silver, wheel-shaped objects flew from north to south in trail for 2 minutes.
Oct. 13, 1954; Nouasseur, French Morocco. 10:05 a.m. Witness: weather observer,
following a balloon with his theodolite. One round, flat, silver object flew straight
and level for 30 seconds.
October, 14, 1954; RAF jet nearly collides with disc (Salandin case). Essex.
Oct. 15, 16 and 17, 1954; Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 8:45 p.m. Fifty objects with
illuminated bottoms were seen flying in a V-formation, very fast, on successive
nights. Only data is on summary card.
Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan. 5:32 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilots Lt. Col.
O.C. Cook and Lt. J.W. Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars. One brilliant white,
round-oval object climbed in front of clouds, brightened, turned 90 to the north.
Seen for 45 seconds.
Oct. 29, 1954; Terciera Islands, Azores. 9 p.m. Witnesses: four Portuguese
nationals. One object, shaped like a stovepipe with a center bulge and short wings
(10' long, 3' in diameter, 3' wings) having concave wingtips, and grey colored.
Made a gargling sound when hovering, then disappeared in the glare of airplane
landing lights. Sighting lasted 4-5 minutes.
Nov. 15, 1954; Augusta, Maine. 44 p.m. Witness: N. Gallant, manager of radio
station WFAV. Ten gold, circular objects flew in vertical V-formation, straight
and level for 3 minutes.
Nov. 19, 1954; Corvallis, Oregon. 4:15 p.m. Witness: P.J. Gunn, assistant professor
of art at Oregon State University and ex-U.S. Navy aviation cadet. One bright
white light hovered 8.5-9 minutes, then crossed 20 of sky in 3-3.5 minutes.
Nov. 28, 1954; Manilla, Phillipine Islands. 10:50 a.m. Witness: one anonymous
medical doctor. One flat-bottomed, domed object (65-70' across, 18-20' high),
bright orange with yellow discs attached and an exhaust trail. Flew north, stopped,
reversed its course during 4 minute sighting.
Dec. 3, 1954; Gulfport, Mississippi 12:12 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. S.P.
Mellen. One translucent grey, round, flat object rotated on its vertical axis
at high r.p.m. for 30 seconds.
Dec. 7, 1954; Cape Province, South Africa. 1:15 p.m. Witness: weather officer,
using a theodolite. One white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome flew from
west to east, then turned north. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
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