The Nuclear Connection Project
  The Camp Hood Sightings
including all the Texas Blue Book Unknowns

During the beginning of the cold war, Killeen Base was one of the Air Force's storage-and-assembly bases for nuclear weapons. Gray Air Force Base near the AEC's Killeen Base (Site Baker), one of three National Stockpile Sites where nuclear weapons were stored at the time.

Updated: September 22, 2005:
The evidence for a UFO/Nuclear Connection grows stronger by the day. Official FBI, CIA, Army and Air Force documents establish, beyond a doubt, that UFOs have been seen and reported where uranium was mined and plutonium was manufactured (the Congo, New Mexico, The Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Hanford Plant at Washington, the Savannah River facility at South Carolina). Official reports are on file of UFOs seen where bomb development took place (Los Alamos, Sandia Base) and where nuclear weapons were stored (New Mexico: Los Alamos,Manzano Mountain near Kirtland, NM, and Texas: Killeen Base ant Camp Hood).

This is the second part of that story, the Camp Hood Sightings, which we produced to include all the known cases and provided links to the full report directories and official supporting documents. The matrix for this chronology is based on the portion of the book, "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects", by Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, where these sightings and the story surrounding them is covered in detail. Where enough information is not available to produce a case directory, the supporting documents are provided as temporary directories.
I wish to thank Dan Wilson, one of our staff researchers, for his fine research into the Blue Book Archives for the supporting documents in most of these cases. And to Brad Sparks for his re-evaluation of the Project Blue Book Unknowns which doubled the  number of cases that were unexplained, many of which occurred in New Mexico and other high-security areas such as Oak Ridge (TN) and Killeen Base (TX) and were used as a checklist.  Jan Aldrich provided documentation on some cases; Richard Hall provided the chronologies and basic case lists (UFOE, UFOE II); and Jean  Waskiewicz  and I created a set of useable databases within the NICAP Global Sighting Information Database) for the total caseload.

Francis Ridge
Coordinator, Nuclear Connection Project

Nov. 2, 1947; Anderson Rd., Houston, TX (BBU)
Daybreak. Immigration Service [agent?] Brimberry saw an almost round or oval or saucer-shaped object with bright light [?] about 100 ft [?] diameter spinning in its descent. (McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index)

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt:
The story of the UFO now goes back to late January 1949, the time when the Air Force was in the midst of the green fireball mystery. In another part of the country another odd series of events was taking place. The center of activity was a highly secret area that can't be named, and the recipient of the UFO's, which were formations of little lights, was the U.S. Army.

The series of incidents started when military patrols who were protecting the area began to report seeing formations of lights flying through the night sky. At first the lights were reported every three or four nights, but inside of two weeks the frequency had stepped up. Before long they were a nightly occurrence. Some patrols reported that they had seen three or four formations in one night. The sightings weren't restricted to the men on patrol. One night, just at dusk, during retreat, the entire garrison watched a formation pass directly over the post parade ground.

As usual with UFO reports, the descriptions of the lights varied but the majority of the observers reported a V formation of three lights. As the formation moved through the sky, the lights changed in color from a bluish white to orange and back to bluish white. This color cycle took about two seconds. The lights usually traveled from west to east and made no sound. They didn't streak across the sky like a meteor, but they were "going faster than a jet." The lights were "a little bigger than the biggest star." Once in a while the GI's would get binoculars on them but they couldn't see any more details. The lights just looked bigger.

From the time of the first sighting, reports of the little lights were being sent to the Air Force through Army Intelligence channels. The reports were getting to ATIC, but the green fireball activity was taking top billing and no comments went back to the Army about their little lights. According to an Army G-2 major to whom I talked in the Pentagon, this silence was taken to mean that no action, other than sending in reports, was necessary on the part of the Army.

But after about two weeks of nightly sightings and no apparent action by the Air Force, the commander of the installation decided to take the initiative and set a trap. His staff worked out a plan in record time. Special UFO patrols would be sent out into the security area and they would be furnished with sighting equipment. This could be the equipment that they normally used for fire control. Each patrol would be sent to a specific location and would set up a command post. Operating out of the command post, at points where the sky could be observed, would be sighting teams. Each team had sighting equipment to measure the elevation and azimuth angle of the UFO. Four men were to be on each team, an instrument man, a timer, a recorder, and a radio operator. All the UFO patrols would be assigned special radio frequencies.

The operating procedure would be that when one sighting team spotted a UFO the radio operator would call out his team's location, the location of the UFO in the sky, and the direction it was going. All of the other teams from his patrol would thus know when to look for the UFO and begin to sight on it. While the radio man was reporting, the instrument man on the team would line up the UFO and begin to call out the angles of elevation and azimuth. The timer would call out the time; the recorder would write all of this down. The command post, upon hearing the report of the UFO, would call the next patrol and tell them. They too would try to pick it up.

Here was an excellent opportunity to get some concrete data on at least one type of UFO. It was something that should have been done from the start. Speeds, altitudes, and sizes that are estimated just by looking at a UFO are miserably inaccurate. But if you could accurately establish that some type of object was traveling 30,000 miles an hour, even 3,000 miles an hour - through our atmosphere, the UFO story would be the biggest story since the Creation.

The plan seemed foolproof and had the full support of every man who was to participate. For the first time in history every GI wanted to get on the patrols. The plan was quickly written up as a field order, approved, and mimeographed. Since the Air Force had the prime responsibility for the UFO investigation, it was decided that the plan should be quickly coordinated with the Air Force, so a copy was rushed to them. Time was critical because every group of nightly reports might be the last. Everything was ready to roll the minute the Air Force said "Go."

The Air Force didn't O.K. the plan. I don't know where the plan was killed, or who killed it, but it was killed. Its death caused two reactions.

Many people thought that the plan was killed so that too many people wouldn't find out the truth about UFO's. Others thought somebody was just plain stupid. Neither was true. The answer was simply that the official attitude toward UFO's had drastically changed in the past few months. They didn't exist, they couldn't exist. It was the belief at ATIC that the one last mystery, the green fireballs, had been solved a few days before at Los Alamos. The fireballs were meteors and Project Twinkle would prove it. Any further investigation by the Army would be a waste of time and effort. This drastic change in official attitude is as difficult to explain as it was difficult for many people who knew what was going on inside Project Sign to believe. I use the words "official attitude" because at this time UFO's had become as controversial a subject as they are today. All through intelligence circles people had chosen sides and the two UFO factions that exist today were born.

On one side was the faction that still believed in flying saucers. These people, come hell or high water, were hanging on to their original ideas. Some thought that the UFO's were interplanetary spaceships. Others weren't quite as bold and just believed that a good deal more should be known about the UFO's before they were so completely written off. These people weren't a bunch of nuts or crackpots either. They ranged down through the ranks from generals and top grade civilians. On the outside their views were backed up by civilian scientists.
In early 1949 the term "new look" was well known. The new look in women's fashions was the lower hemlines, in automobiles it was longer lines. In UFO circles the new look was cuss 'em.

The new look in UFO's was officially acknowledged on February 11, 1949, when an order was written that changed the name of the UFO project from Project Sign to Project Grudge. The order was supposedly written because the classified name, Project Sign, had been compromised. This was always my official answer to any questions about the name change. I'd go further and say that the names of the projects, first Sign, then Grudge, had no significance. This wasn't true, they did have significance, a lot of it.

Jan. 30, 1949; Amarillo, TX (AFOSI Case 18) (BBU)
5:54 pm. Sighted and photographed in New Mexico, this event took place in Texas. It is listed in the updated catalog of BB unknowns by Brad Sparks: Near Amarillo (at 34°50' N, 104°5' W) to near Lamesa (at 32°48' N, 102°22' W), Texas. 5:54 p.m. (MST). Thousands of witnesses over several states saw spectacular green fireball, N-S trajectory triangulated by Dr. Lincoln LaPaz as 12 mile altitude over Amarillo area descending slightly on nearly horizontal 143-mile path to near Lamesa disappearing about 8 miles altitude. No noise except slight hissing. 100+ witnesses interviewed. (Sparks; FOIA)

January 30, 1949; Amarillo, TX (AFOSI Case 20)

January 30, 1949; Fort Worth, TX (AFOSI Case 21)

UFOs at Camp Hood: Became National Stockpile in 1948 (33 pages)

Camp Hood/Killeen Base Reports (23 pages) - AFOSI/LaPaz Catalog (orig)

March 2-4; Los Alamos/Then Killeen Base (21 pages)

March 6, 1949; Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 28) (BBU)
9 p.m. Army Sgt. Hubert Vickery and PFC John Ransom on patrol at the AFSWP (Armed Forces Special Weapons Project) nuclear weapons storage site saw a blue-white oblong object about 2 ft x 1 ft in size travel S from 286° to 279° azimuth elevation 5°45'. Other sightings by Army patrols from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (FOIA)

March 6, 1949; Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 29)

March 7, 1949; Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 32)
0115 - 0130 hours, Killeen Base. Pvt. Paul C. Bryant, 42nd AIB Co A. Observed a bright blue light like a flash bulb. Apparent size: Basketball. Altitude: 27 degrees 30 minutes above the horizon

March 7, 1949; Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 34)
1:45 am. PFC Max Eugene Manlove, 1st Provost Squadron, observed a teardrop-shaped object, orange in color, drop vertically in front of him. Observation time: 2 seconds.

March 8, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 39) (BBU)
2 a.m. Army infantrymen in separate locations 1/2 mile apart sight different lights, one white seen by Payne, the other, by Cpl. Luke Sims, was of a yellowish red light in level flight crossing 60° of sky. (FOIA; FUFOR Index)

March 17, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU 319)
7:52 p.m. Capt. Horace McCulloch, Asst. G-2 of the 2nd Armored Division at the nuclear weapons storage site, was preparing the test firing of flares in order to prove recent sightings were mistakes when he and his men themselves saw aerial phenomena, 7 separate sightings by trained artillery observers in different locations enabled rapid triangulation of large, green, red and white flare-like objects flying in generally straight lines. (FOIA)

March 31, 1949; E. of Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (AFOSI Case 46) (BBU)
11:50 p.m. Army Lt. Frederick Davis on patrol saw a reddish white ball of fire pass horizontally over the base airstrip, and noted interference on the field telephone afterward when he reported it. (FOIA)

April 27, 1949; SE of Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
9:20 p.m. 2 Army soldiers [Pillett and Belislandro?] on patrol saw a blinking violet object 1-1/2 inches in diameter 10-12 ft away and about 6-7 ft above ground in motion, passing through branches of a tree before disappearing. At 9:25 p.m., 2 miles away 4 Army men sighted a 4-inch bright light, with a 2-4-inch metallic cone trailing in the back, 600 ft away 6-7 ft above ground silently approaching from the NE in level flight at 60-70 mph, disappearing suddenly in the SW at 150 ft away. At 9:37 p.m. the same witnesses saw a 2-inch white light appear 100 ft away to the NNE flying in a zigzag in level flight about 6 ft above ground, disappearing suddenly. At 9:39 p.m. the same witnesses saw a 3rd light in the WSW. (FOIA; FUFOR Index; Jan Aldrich)

April 28, 1949; SE of Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
8:30-10 p.m. Several Army security patrols sighted a variety of strange lights, mostly slow­moving changing color from white to red to green, one with a red blinking light, one with a "cone­shaped affair" trailing in the rear similar to one seen the day before. (FOIA) The documents are 58 pages long!

The exercise linked next appears to be in response to the frequent "lights" seen at Camp Hood and Killeen Base in March and April of 1949:
May 5, 1949; Ft. Bliss, TX (BBU 376)
11:40 a.m. Army officers Maj. Day [May?], Maj. Olhausen, Capt. Vaughn saw 2 oblong white discs, flying at about 200-250 mph, make a shallow turn. (Berliner)

Reports from Camp Hood - May 6,7,8, 1949 (17 pages) - BB Microfilm - Dan Wilson
  Camp Hood sightings: May 6 - July 7, 1949 (21 pages) - BB Microfilm - Dan Wilson
Camp Hood Reports: May and June 1949 (114 pages) - BB Microfilm - Dan Wilson

May 6, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
8:40 pm. UFO observation network using Army artillery observers (Ward?), established 2 days earlier, tracks its first object. (FOIA; Jan Aldrich) Dropped from 1200' to 440'

May 7, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
7:40 p.m. Lt. Mardell Ward, at the Armys UFO observation post, and another observation site, spotted a brilliant white diamond-shaped object at triangulated location 15,000 ft away at 1,000 ft altitude headed NW. Object was tracked for 57 seconds as it traveled 20 miles (at 1,300 mph) while changing color from white to reddish to greenish as it dropped altitude and dimmed then disappeared. No sound. (FOIA; Jan Aldrich; Loren Gross Jan-Jun 1949 Supp p. 79, erroneously put at Los Alamos)

May 8, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
10:08-10:17 p.m. Lt. Mardell Ward, at the Armys UFO observation post, and 2 other posts sighted brilliant diamond-shaped object to the W moving NW or NE at 1,600 ft altitude slowly dropping. Severe radio intereference during sighting, none afterward. (FOIA; Jan Aldrich; Loren Gross Jan-Jun 1949 Suppp. 80, erroneously put at Los Alamos)

May 19, 1949, Fort Bliss, TX
An incredible report. Numerous military witnesses observed a round silver thin object, rocking giving an edgewise and sizewize view, 30 degrees altitude. Object in sight for approximately 5 minutes. Object moved about 15 to 20 miles during observation. Maneuvers: Irregular rolling and tilting motion slowly rising as it travelled away.

Next is a May 27, 1949 report, an amazing document in itself:

Page 5 -- A major conference with many high ranking officials attending, especially H. L Gandy, Lieut. Col, Commanding Officer, Killeen Base.

Page 6.-- "During the day(May 5 conference day), all representatives of Fourth Army expressed great concern about the unknown phenomena as they believed the sightings to be valid."

"a sufficient number of manifestations to cause grave concern."

"since the airstrip was on property which had been turned over to the supervision and control of the Eighth Air Force"  Meaning the airstrip at Killeen Base. This would later become Gray AFB.

Page 7.-- "they had sightings made at Fort Worth of high speed aerial objects"

"On 19 May 1949, the plan for the reporting phenomena as drawn up by Fourth Army was furnished this office. Date of this plan is 4 May 1949, and provides for a precise and comprehensive observers network in the Camp Hood area adjacent to Camp Killeen."

Page 7 -- "agencies were unanimous in agreeing that the new observation system instituted by Fourth Army provided precise results and definitely indicated that the unknown phenomena in the Camp Hood area could not be attributed to natural causes."

June 6, 1949; Killeen Base, Camp Hood, TX (BBU)
9:05-9:08 p.m. Williams, Jones and others in UFO observation and triangulation network tracked a hovering orange object about 30-70 ft in diameter, 2 mils angular size, 1 mile above ground, 3 miles S of the observation post, 4-1/2 miles S of the Plotting Center, which suddenly started moving in level flight then exploded in a shower of particles. (FOIA; FUFOR Index)

June 7, 1949 Project 10073 Record, Re: Report on Unnatural Phenomena
Report from Camp Hood/Killeen Base to Commanding General Eighth Air Force, Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, Texas, covering 23 reports of unnatural phenomena from March 6, 1949, through May 24, 1949.

August 15, 1949; Dallas, TX
4:15 pm. BB files. Two ladies observed four perfectly silver round flat discs flying in a straight line from southwest to southeast for three minutes.

February 2, 1950; 20 miles E. of Rock Springs, TX
4:30 pm. Witness observed a disc-shaped object flying low, estimated at 500 feet.  Object was 35-40 feet in diameter, 15-18 feet thick, grayish white in color, with steam or vapor streaming from the rear.  Object made a complete turn in a small valley and then moved on at at hight rate of speed in a westerly direction. 

February 11, 1950; Waco, TX
10:30 pm. 10th District OSI report: Two witnesses observed two objects "like little moons" traveling at a high rate of speed in a northerly direction. This sighting is not listed in the Project Blue Book Master Index.

This document was a real find and as soon as it was brought to my attention by Dan Wilson, one of our NCP Staff Researchers, I posted an email with it on all our normal lists. Brad Sparks commentedon it:

This (the above document)  is interesting and useful because it confirms that AFOSI Director Gen Carroll's orders for summary reports were given on or about March 30, 1950, on his visit to Kirtland OSI (17th District), and this resulted in LaPaz's Summary report as well as the OSI 10th District's report here.  Note the errors (170-azimuth spread at 1/4-mile in 3 minutes on a linear trajectory is 114 mph not 335 mph) and the somewhat disparaging comments which blatantly disregard the ARMY's initiative and history-making effort in successfully setting up the world's first UFO triangulation network in May 1949.  This seems to be some AF-Army rivalry where the AF officer is asking for the AF to set up a scientific study so the AF has something to show against the Army. 

April 16, 1950; Fort Worth, TX
Afternoon. Veteran radar bombardier said he took pictures of half circular objects over Fort Worth on that Sunday. The article appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram on April 18th and the clipping and Spot Intelligence Report is in the BB files. However, the photo shows the objects were creases in the negative and could not have been seen until after the film was developed. This listing is therefore for the record only.

April 18, 1950; Near Memphis, TX (BBU)
9 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (CST).  CAA observers in Clarendon, Texas, saw unidentified object to the SE while observers in Childress about 50 miles SE saw object to NW and triangulated stationary object midway in between near Memphis, for 3+ hrs beginning at 9 a.m., which did not move significantly despite winds aloft.  Northrop engineering test pilot Max Stanley and observers Lloyd Balsam and Sam F. West were asked to intercept object as they were about to take off in F-61C (AF 8357) from Amarillo on an MX-775 test (Navaho cruise missile celestial guidance test), and a B-36 also took off from Ft. Worth to intercept.  At about 12:20 p.m., F-61C crew reached 20,000 ft near Memphis and saw a translucent silver spherical shaped object to the SE at "considerable distance" at 30,000+ ft with "prominent detents" top and bottom with a dark vertical streak or shadow, and streak tilted occasionally resulting in object moving laterally slowly and briefly, with no visible means of propulsion.  Object was visible only when sunlight intermittently reflected on it.  Contact with CAA Amarillo Range Station revealed no other aircraft in area at high altitude.  Northrop crew flew 10 mins at 200+ mph (150 mph IAS) toward object but could not overtake it though apparently closed distance so that object was better observed, appearing as if possibly a weather balloon, however CAA Amarillo denied the possibility due to winds aloft and extreme length of CAA observation.  Object then disappeared behind or into a deck of high altitude cirrus clouds.  F-61C continued on SE heading for about 5 mins at 30,000 ft and UFO reappeared slightly to the right and higher, very close to the base of the cirrus cloud deck, and much closer than when it had disappeared.  UFO angular size 1/2 of full moon.  F-61C made radio contact with B-36 crew at 46,000 ft, above the cloud layer who could not see object.  UFO then disappeared again behind or into a cloud [probably after < 1 min], F-61C circled for about 5 mins, then regained object for about 30 secs in a break between 2 clouds before losing sight of it for the last time.  F-61C had to descend due to depletion of oxygen supply, 2-3 mins later B-36 broke off attempted intercept too.  (Jan Aldrich) 3+ hrs 5+ witnesses 1/2 Full Moon triangulation;  test pilot

Although the next report is only a newsclipping in the BB file, apparently something was going on in Texas that morning, something not explained by weather balloons.

April 18, 1950; Sherman, TX
10:45 am. Two witnesses, housewives of military personnel who reside in the North Section of Sherman, Texas, reported that they had observed frcm their residence eighteen (18) to twenty (20) flat circular objects with polished silver surface in the air. These objects were quite some distance away - from thirty to forty degrees above the horizon and were first seen in the West going in a general direction East by Northeast. The objects appeared to have sort of a hocking circular motion and appeared to rotate in a counter-clockwise motion. They made no noise. Objects remained in view four to five minutes.

June 27, 1950; Texarkana, TX (BBU 738)
7:50 a.m. Red River Arsenal employees Terrell and Yates saw a bright object shaped like two dishpans face-to-face, fly straight and level at high speed. (Berliner)

July 23, 1950; San Antonio, TX
6:00 pm. M/Sgt XXXX Lackland AFB, and his family observed an egg-shaped object, silver in color, traveling to the NE at 500 to 700 mph. Witnesses convinced that the object was an aircraft.

January 8, 1951; South of Fort Worth, TX (BBU 864)
BB files. Several groups of people observed triangular groups of lights, red and green. Objects appeared to be three lights in a vertical plane, hovering and moving about at an estimated 100 mph, along U.S. Highway 81. 

Aug. 25, 1951; Lubbock, TX
Listed as item 11 under photographic evidence in the Special Evidence section of NICAP's UFO Evidence, is the Lubbock Texas Lights.  These photographs by Carl Hart, Jr., show a V-formation of large circular objects. Capt. Ruppelt, head of Air Force Project Blue Book, reported that "In each photograph the individual lights in the formation shifted position according to a definite pattern." Main photograph reproduced in True, May 1954. Skeptics have always had a field day with this one because it seemed to be only a set of photographs, taken by a young, inexperienced photographer, of geese, later explained as moths. Little did anyone know that even the Air Force, including the professors who also witnessed the overflights, did not buy the explanations. In fact, it appears some people, alerted to UFO activity, saw birds; others saw UFOs. And the most damning evidence against birds, a professional photographer, with professional equipment and better film, could not capture lighted bellies of geese. And that's not all. A swept-back winged object was being seen around the country during the period and two radars confirmed an unknown. 

Aug. 31, 1951; Matador, TX (BBU 962)
12:45 p.m. Mrs. Tom Tilson and 1-2 other women driving N on Hwy U.S. 70, all apparently of excellent reputations, saw to the W a pear-shaped object the length of a B-29 fuselage (100 ft), aluminum or silver-yellow with a port or some type of aperture on the side, move with smaller end forward, drifting slowly at about 150 ft altitude, then shot up in a circular fashion and out of sight after a few secs. (Berliner; McDonald files; Jan Aldrich)

January 9, 1952; Kerrville, TX
Odd "roaring" interference on radio as UFO circled town.

Feb. 27, 1952. Ft. Stockton, TX (BBU)
B-29 and radar. (McDonald list; BB Rpt 5)

March 26, 1952; Fort Stockton, TX (BBU 1079)
A B-50 aircraft of the 509th Bombardment Wing at 15,500 feet Radar observer, Captain James F. McClelland,  picked up unidentified object on the radar scope. Rate of closure three times that of B-29. Radar scope photos. Radar observer later reversed his first estimate of the "speed of closure" of the Unidentified Flying Object from 3 times that of a B-50 to that of a conventional fighter plane, after interrogation by a Wing Intelligence Officer. Members of the crews of both the lead aircraft and the aircraft flying the #4 position confirm the presence of the unidentified aircraft, both through visual sighting and its producing a return on the radar scope. For a long time all that was available was the scope photograph. On 16 September 2005 Dan Wilson located documents in the BB Archives, linked below. However, the report was re-evaluated by Tom DeMary and Brad Sparks (Sept 2005) and removed from Unknown status..

April 4, 1952; Duncanville, TX (BBU 1095)
8:30 p.m. (CST) USAF Cpl. Billy D. Greer and PFC John W. Harrington of the Radar Maintenance Section, 147th AC&W Sq, tracked unidentified target by FPS-10 radar first to the NW at 310°-315° azimuth at about 70 nautical miles (80 miles) moving at high speed of about 2,160 knots (2,500 mph) until it disappeared off scope at maximum range of 260 n.mi. (300 miles). Height­finder reading nott aken, estimated at 42,000+ ft due to radar beam coverage at max range. (Jan Aldrich)

April 6, 1952. Temple, TX [Miller-Graughan AFB?] (BBU 1099)
2:59 p.m. H. L. Russell saw 50-75 grey­ white discs change position within formation continually, tilting in unison every 12-15 secs. (Berliner)

April 6, 1952; Dallas, TX
10:03 pm. BB files: Boy scouts observed 9-10 circular objects, 4 red, 4 yellow, 1 white. All objects made 90-degree turn. Observatio time: 20 minutes.

April 9-10, 1952; Pecos, TX (BBU)
6 miles W of Pecos [near Lackland AFB], Texas. 10:40 p.m. (CST). Bethune. (Hynek UFO Rpt p. 43; FUFOR Index)

April 29, 1952; Marshall, TX (BBU 1167)
3:30 p.m. (CST). Private pilot R. R. Weidman [Weedsman?] saw a round, white object fly straight, with a side-to-side oscillation. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

May 19, 1952; 30 miles SW of San Angelo, TX (BBU)
8:05 [7:46?] p.m. (CST). USAF 31st Strategic Recon Sq pilot and crew of RB­36 flying at 18,000 ft on a 301° heading at 214 mph TAS, Capt. Gerard A. Sharrock, Capt. Jack L. Bailey, Capt. Bernice O. Bowers, 1st Lt. Constantine G. Kollinzas, 2nd Lt. Norman V. Stewart, S/Sgt. John J. Fisher, S/Sgt. William O. Warr, A/1c Robert Schick, saw 7 bright white circular or doughnut shaped white contrails, like lenticular clouds, stacked vertically about 10°-20° elevation estimated distance 50-75 miles height ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 ft about 1 mile wide. Sighted through 6x binoculars and photographed in 6 frames with 35 mm camera by Bailey, also seen by radar station ground observer alerted by radio. Contrails persisted for at least 15­20 mins possibly 1 hr. Last seen when RB-36 was at 30°53' N, 101°20' W. (Jan Aldrich)

May 20, 1952; Houston, TX (BBU 1219)
10:10 p.m. USAF pilots Capt. J. Spurgin and Capt. B. Stephan [Steven?] saw a bright or white oval object move from side-to-side while making a gradual turn. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

May 25, 1952. Randolph AFB, TX (BBU)
9:27 p.m. (CST). USAF navigator in charge of navigation section of Combat Crew Training School, Capt. J. S. J., his wife, and pilot Lt. P. H., saw a group of about 12 orange-white tear-drop shaped lights, points forward, in 3 groups of 4 objects moving from W to E at high speed 2,000 mph at 10,000 ft at 70° elevation. Heard deep soft intermittent noise. (McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; cf. Ruppelt p. 140; FUFOR Index)

May 29, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 1236)
7 p.m. USAF pilot Maj. D. W. Feuerstein [Weinstein?], on ground, saw a bright tubular object tilt from horizontal to vertical for 8 mins, then slowly return to horizontal, again tilt vertically, accelerate, appear to lengthen and turn red. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

June 5, 1952; Lubbock, TX (BBU 1255)
11 p.m. Dan Benson and Mr. Bacon saw a total of 8 yellow circular objects, like large stars, the first 2 in a trail formation, the others seen singly. (Berliner)

June 21, 1952; Kelly AFB, TX (BBU 1319)
12:30 p.m. T/Sgt. Howard Davis, flight engineer of B-29 bomber at 8,000 ft altitude, saw a flat object with a sharply pointed front and rounded rear, white with a dark blue center and red rim, trailing sparks as it dove past the B-29 at a distance of 500 ft, in 1 sec. (Berliner)

Bt. July 19th and July 27th, 1952. Jet Interceptor Allegedly Shoots Piece Off UFO
Brad Sparks: A hoax, possibly a deliberate govt-inspired one.  There never was any (Navy is the story) interceptor that shot off a piece of a UFO during the Wash National incident(s) (the rest of the false story). The incident allegedly occurred during the week between the two weekends of the Washington Nationals and was a piece of a concrete-like object found in a forest with broken tree branches above it showing that it had apparently fallen from the sky. It was evidently a rare form of meteorite (and if it could ever be recovered might be worth millions).  No one saw any UFO.  No one saw any jet interceptor.  No jet interceptor pilot ever reported any such firing incident. 

July 21, 1952. Randolph AFB - Converse, TX (BBU 1522)
4:30 p.m. Wife of USAF Capt. J. B. Neal saw an elongated, fuselage-shaped object fly straight and level, make a right-angle turn, fly out of sight at 300+ mph. (Berliner)

<>July 21, 1952; San Marcos AFB, TX (BBU 1516)
10:40 p.m. Lt., 2 Staff Sgts. and 3 Airmen saw a blue circle with a blue trail hover then accelerate to near-sonic speed (700+ mph) after 1 min. (Berliner)

July 22, 1952; Uvalde, TX (BBU 1536)
2:46 p.m. Don Epperly, Trans Texas Airlines station manager and weather observer, saw a large, round, silver object fly at 1,000+ mph while gyrating. (Berliner)

July 26, 1952; Plainview, TX (BBU)
7:17 p.m. USAF pilot and copilot of T-33 saw a stationary object move in a slight descent changing color from white to blue. (Project 1947)

July 27, 1952; Wichita Falls, TX (BBU 1684)
8:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ellis saw 2 disc-shaped objects, illuminated by a phosphorus light, fly at an estimated 1,000 mph. (Berliner)

July 30, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 1758)
10 a.m. E. E. Nye and another saw a round, white object fly slow then speed away. (Berliner)
Aug. 7, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 1855)
9:08 a.m. Mrs. Susan Pfuhl [Pzuhl?] saw 4 glowing white discs, one made a 180° turn, one flew straight and level, one veered off, and one circled. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)
Aug. 12, 1952; Big Spring, TX (BBU)
4:49 p.m. USAF pilot of T-6 saw a light flying at 500 mph and 15,000 ft pass his aircraft. (Project 1947)

Aug. 12, 1952; 70 miles W of Wink, TX (BBU)
10:48 p.m. [?] USN? pilot and copilot of SNB aircraft saw several pie-pan-shaped aluminum colored objects pass ahead of their aircraft and ascend. (Project 1947)

Aug. 13, 1952; Dallas, TX
Jacobs/McNaulty (AL)(Cat 11)

Aug. 17, 1952; E of Abilene, TX (BBU)
4:49 p.m. USAF pilot of T-6D [from Webb AFB?] saw an oblong polished metal object climbing at 500 mph. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Aug. 21, 1952; Dallas, TX (BBU 1944)
11:54 p.m. Jack Rossen, ex-artillery observer, saw 3 blue-white lights hover then descend, 1.5 mins [30 secs?] later one [2?] of them descended further. (Berliner; cf. Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)

Aug. 24, 1952; Levelland, TX (BBU 1969)
9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sharp saw an object, shaped like a spinning top, changing color from red to yellow to blue, with a fiery tail, hover for 20 mins with whistling [shrill?] sound, then fly away on a NNW course in 3 mins. Same or similar object returned 1 hr later repeating maneuvers. (Berliner; Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)

Sept. 7, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 2049)
10:30 p.m. Chemist J. W. Gibson and others saw an orange object or light (color temperature 2,000° F.) explode into view. (Berliner)

Sept. 7, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 2052)

Sept. 14, 1952; El Paso, TX (BBU 2092)

Sept. 27, 1952; Hempstead, TX (BBU)
2 USAF T-33 pilots saw a white-silver circular flat disc flying erratically at 600-700 mph. (Weinstein)

Oct. 17, 1952; Killeen, TX (BBU 2172)
10:15 p.m. Ministers Greenwalt and Kluck saw 10 lights, or a rectangle of lights, move more or less straight and level. (Berliner)

Oct. 19, 1952; San Antonio, TX (BBU 2177)
1:30 p.m. Ex-USAF aircrewman Woolsey saw 3 circular aluminum objects, one olive-drab colored on the side, fly in a rough V-formation. One object flipped slowly, another stopped. (Berliner)

Nov. 3, 1952; Laredo AFB, TX  (BBU 2202)
6:29 p.m. 2 control tower operators, including Lemaster, saw a long, elliptical, white-grey light fly very fast, pause, and then increase speed. (Berliner)

Nov. 15, 1952; Wichita, TX
8:25 p.m. USAF B­47 crew and passengers saw an elliptical blue-white object with orange or red tail, moving erratically. PBB Status Rpt?) [Same case as above??]

Dec. 4, 1952; 8 miles SW of Laredo, TX (BBU)
8:46-8:53 p.m. USAF pilot Lt. Robert Arnold flying T-28 trainer aircraft at 6,000 ft saw a bright bluish-white glowing object below him rapidly climbing to his level, showing no navigation lights. Arnold tightened his left turn to keep object in view, object suddenly climbed to 9,000 ft in several secs then dropped down to his altitude again headed E to 6 miles SE of AFB where it stopped and hovered. Arnold pursued on SE heading but after 2 secs object suddenly headed towards him on collision course at high speed, wavering slightly at about 300 ft as if determining which side to pass the aircraft then heading off Arnold's left wing at 150 ft distance, at which point he could see object as a blurred reddish­bluish haze smaller than his T-28, all of which happened too fast for evasive action. Arnold in fear turned off running lights, spiraled down to 1,500 ft while keeping object in sight as object continued to head towards him in a dive then pulled up and disappeared.

Dec. 5, 1952; Lackland AFB, TX (BBU)
8:48 p.m. USAF pilot of T-28 saw a blue light maneuver in a counterclockwise orbit then climb. (Project 1947)

Dec. 29, 1952; Amarillo, TX (BBU)
35 mi west of. Extremely large and intense bright round bluish-white light.

Jan. 6, 1953; Nr. Dallas, TX  (BBU)
(McDonald list; FUFOR files)

Jan. 23, 1953; Bergstrom AFB, TX (BBU)
3:40 p.m. (CST). (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Feb. 13, 1953; Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, TX (BBU)
2:35 a.m. (CST). Pilots and crew of B-36 aircraft (one named Ruth) saw 3 bright lights of equal intensity in stacked vertical echelon formation approaching at moderately high speed (cruise speed of F-86), one object suddenly accelerated then came to complete halt and the other 2 objects did the same, then returned to original formation and repeated the maneuver, ending in a horizontal echelon with center object the pivot, then all climbed steeply in "swinging" motion at high speed. Possible ground radar contact. (Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich;
FUFOR Index)

February 24, 1953; Sherman, TX (BBU 2441)
7:43 p.m. Warrant Officer and Mrs. Alden saw 2 bright red, round objects with big halos fly in small circles, climb and fade. (Berliner)

March 23, 1953; Pasadena, TX (BBU)
10:12 p.m. (CST). (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

March 25, 1953; San Antonio, TX (BBU 2521)
3:05 [11:15 CST ?] p.m. USAF Capt. and Mrs. D. E. Cox saw several lights, some moving straight, others making 360° turns. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

April of 1953; Laredo, TX
Wilford Case (M) (Cat 11)

April 12, 1953; Sweetwater, Texas [Nevada?] (BBU)
4:10 p.m. (MST). (McDonald list)

May 27, 1953; San Antonio, TX (BBU 2577)
8:30 p.m. Many unidentified civilians, including Jacobson, saw 9 separate meandering lights. (Berliner)

June 16, 1953; San Antonio, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

August 3, 1953; Amarillo, TX (BBU 2663)
12:04 p.m. Airport control tower chief C. S. Brown saw a round and reflective or translucent object fly straight, stop for 7 secs, speed along, stop again, joined by a similar object, then both fly off in different directions. (Berliner)

Dec. 3, 1953; Houston, TX (BBU)
Ellington AFB Silver gray bright light with "skipping" motion.

December 5, 1953; Houston, TX (BBU)
8:15 p.m. Children saw yellow-orange ellipse with 40x telescope. (Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)
9 p.m. Army Sgt. Hubert Vickery and PFC John Ransom on patrol at the AFSWP (Armed Forces Special Weapons Project) nuclear weapons storage site saw a blue-white oblong object about 2 ft x 1 ft in size travel S from 286° to 279° azimuth elevation 5°45'. Other sightings by Army patrols from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (FOIA)

Jan. 14, 1954; Kelly AFB, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Feb. 4, 1954; Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, TX (BBU)
11 p.m. (Shough)

April 28, 1954; Carsell AFB (Fort Worth), TX
10:00 pm. A T-shaped object was reported to be hovering at 4000 feet over TCU Airport,Texas, near Carswell AFB. The object had varied colors of blue, green, and white. Object was picked up on radar 4 1/2 miles from Carswell AFB. Another object was seen at 2225 hours hovering one mile north of TCU Airport. This was just one day and a few hours before a major SAC exercise of night simulated radar bombing evaluation missions against an industrial complex in San Antonio.

May 14, 1954; Dallas, TX (BBU)
USMC pilots of 4 fighter planes saw 4 formations of 4 round objects changing color from orange to white. (Weinstein; BB files??)

June 8 [9?], 1954; Texarkana, TX (BBU 3037)
1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. (file not clear). L. T. Prewitt, employee of Red River Arsenal, saw a golden yellow light fly over his house, making a "shhh" or buzzing sound. (Berliner)

June 10, 1954; Estacado [or Llano?], TX (BBU 3042)
9:09 p.m. USAF pilot Capt. Bill McDonald, in flight, saw a white light descend at 45° from great altitude, pass under his aircraft, make two 360° turns and blink out. (Berliner)

Aug. 6, 1954; San Antonio, TX (BBU 3155)
6 p.m. Mechanical engineer L. H. Hormer saw an intensely white elliptical light change to yellow, orange, pink, 4-5 times while flying straight and level. (Berliner)

Aug. 15, 1954; San Marcos, TX (BBU 3166)
10:20 p.m. USAF Maj. W. J. Davis and Capt. R. D. Sauers, flying a C-47 transport plane, saw a dark blue oblong object pace the C-47, veer away, then cross in front of it. (Berliner)

<>Oct. 5, 1954; Houston, TX (BBU)
[Smith?] [6:45 p.m. CST?] (McDonald list; Mary Castner/CUFOS)

April 30, 1955; Travis County, TX (BBU 3517)
7:30 a.m. USAF Wing Intelligence Officer Maj. L.. J. Pagozalski saw 4 black objects in a cluster make a whooshing sound like a zephyr. (Berliner)

Feb. 19, 1956; Houston, TX (BBU 3977)
6:07 a.m. (CST). Crew of Eastern Airlines Super Constellation saw intense white light, moving 4-5 times the speed of the airplane, evaded by the pilot. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

April 4, 1956; McKinney, TX (BBU 4050)
3:15 p.m. Capt. Roy Hall,3:15 p.m. Capt. Roy Hall, U.S. Army (Ret.), Charles Anderson and others saw fat, oblong, stationary object with two lines around its middle through a 6-inch telescope and a 55-200x telescope. (Berliner)

April 6, 1956; 5 miles E of McKinney, TX (BBU)
Mitchell and another man saw a 6 ft silvery, balloon­ shaped craft land in a field 300 ft away from them. They stopped their car to investigate, but the object took off at fantastic speed. (Vallée Magonia 379; FUFOR Index)

Aug. 10-11, 1956; Duncanville AFS near Dallas, TX (BBU)
12:05/12:20 p.m. (CST). McConnell. (Jan Aldrich; McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Sept. 4, 1956; Dallas, TX (BBU 4379)
9 p.m. USMC T/Sgt. R. D. Rogers and family saw a large star, changing to red color, remain stationary for 20 mins, then move W at 200 knots (230 mph). (Berliner)

Jan. 16, 1957; Bet. Ft. Worth and Lubbock, TX (BBU)
8 p.m. USAF crews of 2 B-25's saw a round white object make rapid maneuvers, effects on radio and compass. (Weinstein)

<>Nov. 2, 1957; 3 miles W of Canadian, TX (Amarillo?) (BBU)
3:30 a.m. Cat 3. Calvin and other military/civilian witnesses saw a submarine-shaped object, red and white, 2-3x car length (40-60 ft) and about 10 ft high, at ground level. A figure was seen near the object, compared to a white flag [?]. When a car stopped nearby, a flash of light from the object coincided with the sudden failure of the headlights. (Vallée Magonia 418; FUFOR Index)

Nov. 2, 1957; 4 miles W of Levelland, TX (BBU)
10:50 p.m. Pedro Saucedo and Jose Salaz driving W saw a flash of light to the right of the road then a large 200 ft long 6 ft wide blue torpedo-shaped object, with yellow flame and white smoke emitted from the rear, rose up out of the field, headed straight toward their truck, passed directly overhead at about 200 ft with a loud thundering roar, a rush of wind and great heat, causing the truck engine to die and headlights to go out, then disappeared in the E towards Levelland, and the lights came back on spontaneously and the engine was able to be restarted. (Hynek UFO Exp ch. 9; Tony Rullán; Vallée Magonia 419)

Nov. 2, 1957; Near Seminole, TX
Cat 3. Car motor and headlights failed, UFO seen on road.

Nov. 3, 1957;  9 miles E of Levelland, 1 mile W of Smyer, TX (BBU)
12:05 a.m. Texas Tech college student Newell H. Wright was driving W when the ammeter on his car dashboard started fluctuating widely, car motor gradually went out then headlights and radio died. He got out to check and saw a white or aluminum-colored oval-shaped object flat on the bottom like a loaf of bread, with a greenish tint, about 75-125 ft long. After a few mins object suddenly rise up from the road ahead and ascend almost vertically at great speed, slightly to the N, disappearing in secs. Afterward car was able to be restarted. (Hynek UFO Exp ch. 9; Tony Rullán; Vallée Magonia 419)

Nov. 4, 1957; 3 miles SE of El Paso Airport, TX (BBU)
7:30 p.m. Border Patrol inspector Burton saw egg­shaped object with bluish glow approaching from the SW at 30° elevation with whirring sound like artillery shell after car stalled and headlights dimmed and blacked out. Object passed over car at 100 ft height headed W, changing altitude at irregular intervals, rose vertically at Franklin Mtns. (Hynek UFO Rpt p. 181; FUFOR Index)

Nov. 5, 1957; Hedley, TX
Cat 3. Farmer saw UFO; neighborhood reported TV off at same time.

Nov. 5, 1957; Nr. San Antonio, TX
Cat 3. Car radio quit, headlights dimmed, engine stopped; UFO seen hovering low over field.

Nov. 6, 1957; Laredo AFB, TX
(McDonald list)

Nov. 6, 1957; Boerne, TX (BBU 5205)
6 p.m. McGregor saw an oval object, about 15 ft long, bright orange similar to glowing coals, hovering 12 ft above ground. He went to call his family but the object had vanished when he returned. Tape [?]. (cf. Vallée Magonia 431; FUFOR Index)

Nov. 6, 1957; Houston, TX
Cat 3. Car motor stalled, radio blanked with static, during UFO sighting.

Nov. 6, 1957; Laredo, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Nov. 7, 1957; Harlingen AFB, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Jan. 9, 1958; Biggs AFB, El Paso, TX (BBU)
7:37 p.m. (CST). (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

June 10, 1957; Huntsville, TX (BBU)
10 miles west of. Military pilot saw an oval reddish object the size of a pinhead.

June 12, 1958; 10 miles W of Huntsville, TX
5:26 a.m. (CDT). Military pilot saw an oval reddish object the size of a pinhead [at arm's length?] on a S to NE course. (Project 1947)

Aug. 30, 1958; Gray AFB, Killeen, TX (BBU)
1:45 p.m. (CDT). (McDonald list)

Oct. 11, 1958; Laredo, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

July 28, 1959; Corpus Christi, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Aug. 13, 1959; Freeport, TX
Cat 3. UFO crossed road ahead of car at low altitude. Motor and headlights failed.

Spring 1961; Kemah, TX (BBU 7321)
Case missing. (Berliner)

July 20, 1961; Houston, TX (BBU 7510)
9 a.m. (CDT). Trans-Texas Airlines Capt. A. V. Beather, flying a DC­3, saw 2 very bright white lights fly in trail formation. Ground radar report vague. (Berliner)

April 28, 1962; Ft. Worth, TX (BBU)
Night. Nuclear engineer Ralph Jackson saw egg shaped light crossing the sky brighter than the Echo I satellite. (Mary Castner/CUFOS)

July 6, 1965; Arlington, TX (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Aug. 2, 1965; Sherman, TX
3:00 am. "... a glowing UFO hovered near Sherman, TX. Broadcasting stations, police, and other agencies had been flooded with reports for hours. Television cameraman Robert Campbell was out with Patrolman Peter McCollum, interviewing witnesses and watching the objects for themselves. Campbell took a still picture of the hovering UFO [footnote 1] - a two minute time exposure while he and the police officer watched the thing. The picture was overexposed, possibly due to the brilliance of the UFO..."

Aug. 2, 1965; Justin, TX (BBU)
Two Tarrant County deputy sheriffs saw an object as bright as burning magnesium, land as they patrolled near Wagle Mountain Lake. Extensive investigation by police found no traces. (Vallée Magonia 667)

Aug. 4, 1965; Dallas, TX (BBU)
1:30 a.m. Man in a car saw a red and blue light, thought it came from a police car, then was passed by a huge, orange object flying at ground level. (Vallée Magonia 672)

Aug. 4, 1965; Dallas, TX (9675)
9:30 p.m. J. A. Carter, 19, saw a light fly fast, straight and level. No further data in files. (Berliner)

Aug. 4, 1965; Abilene, TX
Cat 3. Domed disc swooped over truck, landed on road, blocked highway. (L) (Section VI UFO Evidence).

Sept. 3, 1965; Damon, TX (BBU 9915)
11 p.m. Brazoria County Chief Sheriff's Deputies Billy McCoy and Robert Goode saw a triangular object, 150-200 ft long, 40-50 ft thick at middle and dark grey, with a long, bright, pulsing, purple [violet?] light on the right side and a long blue light on the left side, approach to 150 ft off highway and 100 ft in the air. Purple light illuminated ground beneath object and interior of police car, and object cast a shadow in moonlight. Driver Goode felt heat on his left arm
and an alligator bite on his left index finger, suddenly relieved of pain and later healed rapidly but unnaturally. They drove away in fear but returned later that night to find object still there. (Berliner;
cf. Vallée Magonia 694)

Feb. 6, 1966; Nederland, TX (BBU 1019)
5:45 [6:05?] a.m. Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Gulley saw tadpole-shaped object about 14 ft long 2 ft wide with 8 yellow and red neon-like lights at 250-500 ft altitude, casting a pulsating red glow on the lawn. House and street lights went out, high frequency sound bothered the witnesses' ears. Object blinked out when aircraft passed overhead then came on again afterward. Object departed to W [or from W to SW] about 1-1/2 miles to vicinity of airport, where an aircraft's landing lights lit up UFO, then disappeared about 20°-25° elevation in a slow climb. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 186-

March 22, 1966; Houston, TX (BBU 1026)
1:30 a.m. S. J. Musachia saw white flashing lights light up witness'apartment; the air was full of smoke. Sound of "yen"[hen??] heard up close. (Berliner)

April 17, 1966; Millersville, TX (BBU)
Daytime. Man in a car saw an sun-reflecting oval, car-sized object follow him, then cross the road behind at 15 ft height. (Vallée Magonia 758)

May 7, 1966; Goodfellow AFB, TX (BBU 1053)
9:55 p.m. A/3c W. L. Whitehead saw a short, cylindrical object with pointed ends, a yellow light at one end, blue light at the other, fly straight and level. (Berliner)

Aug. 6, 1966; Harlingen, TX (BBU)
2 p.m. Civilian man and his family saw a dark object hover near their isolated house. 3 children saw a dwarf in shiny black coveralls through a square "door" emitting yellow light in the object, which left slowly with a soft humming sound. See later incident on Sept. 3. (Vallée Magonia 786; FUFOR Index)

Aug. 6, 1966; Harlingen, TX
2 p.m. Civilian man and his family saw a dark object hover near their isolated house. 3 children saw a dwarf in shiny black coveralls through a square "door" emitting yellow light in the object, which left slowly with a soft humming sound. See later incident on Sept. 3. (Vallée Magonia 786; FUFOR Index)

Sept. 3, 1966. Harlingen, TX (BBU)
2 p.m. 2 children went outside when the TV set became blurred and they saw a fantastic spinning light illuminating the house coming from an object hovering at the same location as the earlier sighting on Aug. 6. (Vallée Magonia 793 cf. 786; FUFOR Index)

June 24, 1967; Austin, TX (BBU 1181)
3:12 a.m. Artist/UFO contactee Ray Stanford saw a solid, blue-white, elliptical object fly from NW to NE and stop, seemingly in response to flashlight signal, for 1.5 minutes. Object then continued along its original path at high speed and disappeared behind clouds. (Berliner)

March 6, 1968; Amarillo, TX (BBU)
Hottinger. (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

May 3, 1975; San Antonio, TX
Cat 3. Saturn-shaped UFO over truck, beamed light down; humanoids visible in dome. (See section XII, UFO Evidence).

Sep. 22, 1977; El Paso, TX
Cat 11. Object with row of lights overtook DC-10.

Oct. 26, 1977; Dallas, TX
Cat 3 and 11. Private pilot and T-38 pilot encounter object, E-M reported.

Dec. 29, 1980; Huffman, TX
Cat 5. Cash/Landrum Case. While driving through the Piney Woods of East Texas, about 40 miles northeast of Houston, Betty Cash and her two passengers noticed a bright light ahead. As they drew within about 130 feet (40 meters), they were confronted by a fiery diamond-shaped object, emitting flames down toward the road. What happened after that is mind-boggling. Physical burns and apparent radiation sickness reported.

May 25, 1995; Bovina, TX
Cat 9 and 11. 10:30 a.m. Captain and First Officer of America West Airlines Flight 564 reported a large silhouetted cigar-shaped object, pulsating lights along body. An America West B-757 airliner was cruising at 39,000 feet near Bovina, Texas, en route from Tampa, Florida, to Las Vegas, Nevada. When the background clouds pulsed with lightning, they could see the silhouette of a dark, wingless, elongated cigar-like object around the strobing lights. Estimated  to be 300-400 feet long. The bursts of speed were computed to be between 1,000 and 1,400 m.p.h.