27, 1960; Rome AFB, New York. 6:27 p.m. Witnesses: control tower officer
Capt. J. Huey and four other tower operators. One light trailing a white
fan shape, made a mild descent for 3-4 minutes. 5:55 p.m. Witness: Charles
March 4, 1960; Dubuque, Iowa. 5:5Morris. Three elliptical-shaped objects
made a slight climb for 4 minutes. Film exposed during sighting showed
no images of the objects.
March 23, 1960; Indianapolis, Indiana. 3:35 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and
Mrs. E.I. Larsen. A series of balls, arranged like an "X" with one diagonal
line, seen for 3/4 of a minute. Note: little data on the case in the files.
April 12, 1960; LaCamp, Louisiana. 9 p.m. Witness: Monroe Arnold. One
fiery-red disc exploded four or five times. Analysis of paint samples from
explosion proved inconclusive. Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
April 17, 1960; Richards-Gebauer AFB, Missouri. 8:29 p.m. Witnesses:
USAF Maj. J.G. Ford and Link representative A. Chapdelaine, using a 48x
telescope. One reddish glow made an odd orbit for 2.5 minutes.
April 25, 1960; Shelby, Montana. 7-10 p.m. Witness: Mrs. M. Clark. Five
circular objects flew in trail formation, hovered and accelerated and made
sharp turns. Case file includes other reports from Mrs. Clark for previous
July 19, 1960; St. Louis, Missouri. 8:30 p.m. Witness: T.L. Ochs. One
round, bright red light flew overhead, stopped and hovered, and then backed
up. Sighting lasted 20 minutes. Note: Ochs reported similar sightings on
three following nights.
August 13, 1960; Red Bluff, California. Police, vehicle encounter, light
beam, E-M, maneuvers, cat-and-mouse pursuit. Report
Aug. 23, 1960; Wichita, Kansas. 3::24 a.m. Witness: Boeing aeronautical
engineer C.A. Komiske. One round object with yellow lights coming from
what looked like three triangular windows at bottom. Object was dull orange.
Flew in an arc for 2 minutes.
Aug. 29, 1960; Crete, Illinois. 4:05 p.m. Witness: farmer Ed Schneeweis.
One shiny, round, silver object flew straight up very fast for 18 seconds.
Sept. 10, 1960; Ridgecrest, California. 9:50 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and
Mrs. M.G. Evans. Two light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped,
which swished when accelerating. Seen 1-2 seconds each.
Oct. 5, 1960; Mt. Kisko, New York. 7:37 p.m. Witness: E.G. Crossland.
One bright, star-like light moved across 120^ of sky in 20 seconds.
* Nov. 14, 1960; Observers in southern Indiana spotted low, slow-moving
object that appeared to be an aircraft going down. The Nike Missile Station
at Dillsboro tracked it, then denied it. Report
Nov. 27, 1960; Chula Vista, California. 7:30 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and
Mrs. L.M. Hart. One orange-red point of light made huge circles and stopped
during the 20-30 minute sighting.
Nov. 29, 1960; south of Kyushu, Japan. 6:38 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Lt.
Col. R.L. Blwlin (sp?) and Maj. F.B. Brown, flying a T-33 jet trainer.
One white light 8lowed and paralleled the course of the T-33 for 10 minutes.
Back To Casebook