|UFO Sightings by Scientists|
|(All Reports on File at NICAP)|
|Date & Location||Name||Field||Description|
S. New Mexico
object which hovered, wobbled, ascended suddenly.
|Carl A. Mitchell||Physics||Three
luminescent greenish discs one second apart, passed
across sky from N to S and over horizon.
Las Cruces, N.M.
|Clyde W. Tombaugh||Astronomy||Circular pattern of rectangular lights, keeping fixed interval.|
|Syemour L. Hess||Meteorology,
|Disc or sphere in apparent "powered" flight. [Section I]|
|John Zimmerman||Geology||Silvery discs looping around aircraft, disrupting its vapor trail.|
moving with wobbling motion passed behind mountain peak;
minimum speed computed to be 720 mph.
near Pinckney, Mich.
|Walter N. Webb||Astronomy||Bright glowing light moving in undulating path.|
London, Ont., Canada
|W. Gordon Graham||Astronomy||UFO
"like a smoke ring, elliptical in shape, and having two bright
pinpoints of light along its main axis," sailed overhead from W
Ann Arbor, Mich.
|Dr. Charles H. Otis||Biology||Formation of rocket-like objects leaving constant length trails.|
James C. Bartlett,
daylight observation of Venus, saw a flight of two discs,
diameter about 30 minutes of arc; passed overhead to S, turned
E. Then two more discs with dome-like protrusions in center.
near Yuma, Arizona
|Wells Alan Webb||Chemistry||Gyrating light which ascended steeply.|
near Yuma, Arizona
|Wells Alan Webb||Chemistry||Silvery
disc, turned sharply; observed through Polaroid glasses,
dark circular bands around object became visible.
near Atlanta, Georgia
|H. Percy Wilkins||Astronomy||Two
silvery objects "like polished metal plates" moving against
wind; third grayish oval arced across sky.
|Dr. Marcos Guerci||Meteorology||Two
luminous objects observed from airport; one apparently
semi-circular, other circular. [Section X]
Upinton, Cape Province,
|R.H. Kleyweg||Meteorology||Hemispherical disc tracked through theodolite. [Section X]|
Mojave Desert, California
|Frank Halstead||Astronomy||Cigar-shaped object followed by domed disc.|
|Prof. Henry Carlock||Physics||Observing
sky with telescope; twice glimpsed UFO with halo
around it and "what appeared to be three portholes."
Toulouse Observatory observed maneuvering yellow star-like
object for 5 minutes. "It was something I had never seen before."
UFO finally ascended straight up out of sight.
near Blairstown, N.J.
|Ivan T. Sanderson||Zoology||Maneuvering, Banking disc.|
observing moon with 4 inch reflector telescope, saw three
bright unidentified objects pass from East to West.
UFO about 1/4 apparent size of moon sighted at 9:33
a.m., spinning on its axis while on steady course. Report cabled
to NASA in Washington.
New York City
ellipse traversed about 15 degrees of sky; appeared about
8 times apparent size of moon.
certified by NICAP
|- - - - - - - - - -||Ellipse in smooth silent flight; 5 minute observation.|
|R.J. Villela||Meteorology||Fireball-like object in slow level flight.|
near Grafton, N.D.
|Melvin C. Vagle, Jr.||Metallurgy||Cigar-shaped UFO with "portholes", hovering tilted at angle.|
|Physics||Maneuvering light, turned sharply, made sudden change in speed.|
|* Technically an amateur astronomer; member Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, frequent contributor to scientific journals.|