Jan, 1, 1955; Cochise, New Mexico. 6:44 a.m. Witnesses: instructor and student
pilot in USAF B-25 bomber/trainer. A metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face,
and 120- 130' in diameter, paced the B-25, showing both its edge and its face,
for 5-7 minutes. Only item in case file was summary form.
Jan. 26, 1955; Lakeland, Florida. 6:15 p.m. Witness: J.M. Holland. A black
smoke trail made a circle. There was an explosion and some objects fell. No further
information in file.
Feb.l, 1955; 20 miles east of Cochise, New Mexico. 7:55 p.m. Witnesses: Instructor
Capt. D.F. Ritzdorf, aviation cadet F.W. Miller in TB-25 bomber/trainer. One red
and white ball hovered off the left wing of the TB-25 for 5 minutes, then made
a very fast climb. Total time of sighting was 8 minutes.
Feb. 2, 1955; Miramar Naval Air Station, California. 11:50 a.m. Witness: USN
Cmdr. J.L. Ingersoll. One highly polished sphere, with reddish-brown coloring,
fell, then instantly accelerated to 1,000-1,500 m.p.h.
Feb. 10, 1955; Bethesda, Maryland. 10:03 p.m. Witness: E.J. Stein, model maker
at U.S. Navy ship design facility. One object, shaped like a small portion of
the bottom of the Moon, with a radiant yellow color, hovered for 30 seconds. Its
bottom changed to a funnel shape. Total sighting lasted 1.5-2 minutes.
April 30, 1955; Travis County, Texas. 7:30 a.m. Witness USAF Wing Intelligence
Officer Maj. L..J. Pagozalski. Four black objects in a cluster made a whooshing
sound like a zephyr. Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
May 4, 1955; Keflavik, Iceland. 12:38 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col. E.J. Stealy,
lst Lt. J.W. Burt. About 10 round, white objects, one of which left a brief smoke
trail, flew in an irregular formation, some of them making erratic movements during
the 5-8 second sighting.
May 23, 1955; Cheyenne, Wyoming. Midnight. Witnesses: USAF Airman/Basic I.J.
Shapiro and E.C. Ingber. During a 5 minute period, two slender, vertical rectangles
were seen low on the horizon, and two ovals with tops (dark, with dark blue illumination)
July 5, 1955; Pepperrell AFB, Newfoundland. Radar case. Two KC-97s report objects,
interceptors scrambled. R/V with ground site tracking, only.
July 29, 1955; Columbus, Nebraska. 10:45 p.m. Witness: Morrice Raymond. Saw
five objects, four of which were orange and one white, appearing as flashing lights.
Moved up and down like yo-yos for 5-6 minutes.
Aug. 11, 1955; Iceland. 11:45 a.m. Witness: 2nd Lt. E.J. Marlow. Twelve grey
objects, from cigar to egg-shaped, varied their formation from elliptical to wavy
line to scattered to straight line to trail formation. Speed varied from hover
to 1,000 m.p.h. Sighting lasted 3-4 minutes.
August 21-22,1955; Kelly/Hopkinsville, Ky CE-III
Aug. 23, 1955; Arlington, Virginia. 10:45 a.m. Witness: G.M. Park, using a
400x telescope. Several orange lights moved singly or in groups, circling and
stopping during 30 minute sighting.
Sept. 3, 1955; Bellingham, Washington. Witness: observer Saunders for Ground
Observer Corps. One white pinhead moved slowly across 30^ of sky in 15 minutes.
No further information.
Sept. 7, 1955; Washington, D.C. Witnesses: two photographers, one plate maker
for the Army Map Service (one named Smith). One glowing round object flew an arc
for 1 minute.
Sept. 9, 1955; near Alcoa, Tennessee. 12 noon. Witness: M.N. Dawkins, using
binoculars. One brown, almost square object flew with a circular motion for 10-15
Oct. 8, 1955; Loogootee, Indiana. 4:38 p.m. Witnesses: R.D. Prather, H. Ahern.
One round, silver or white object flew straight and level at more than 1,000 m.p.h.
for an unstated length of time.
Oct. 11, 1955; Pt. Lookout, Maryland. 4 p.m. Witnesses: B. Hale, A. Ostrom.
One round object which looked white in the daylight and turned red with sparks
toward the end of the 2.5 hour sighting, made a deep roar, unlike an aircraft.
Nov. 17, 1955; St. Louis, Missouri. 6:10 a.m. Witness: J.A. Mapes. Twelve round,,
flat objects, silver on top and dark on the bottom, flew in 4-deep formation,
tipping in pitch and roll, for 45 seconds.
Nov. 20, 1955; Lake City, Tennessee. 5:20 p.m. Witnesses: Operations Officer
Capt. B.G. Denkler and five men of the USAF 663rd AC&W Sqdn. Two oblong, bright
orange, semi-transparent objects flew at terrific speed and erratically, toward
and away from each other. Observed by various persons form 4 to 15 minutes.
Nov. 25, 1955; La Veta, Colorado. 10:30 a.m. Witness: State Senator S.T. Taylor.
One dirigible-shaped object (fat front, tapered toward the tail) object, which
was luminous green-blue and jellylike, appeared overhead diving at a 45' angle,
then reduced angle to 30'. Object seen for 5 seconds.
Dec. 21, 1955; Caribou, Maine. 111 p.m. Witness: Roberta V. Jacobs. One round,
very bright gold, domed disc made a short climb, rotated, hovered and then accelerated
during the 6-8 minute sighting.
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