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UFO Reports 1902-1946
1902-10-28; North Atlantic
While cruising to port, the Fort Salisbury encountered a strange luminous object. Two crew members alerted the first officer of the sighting, but by the time they tried to rouse the captain, the object had disappeared into the sea.
1904-02-24; Atlantic Ocean
Below the clouds, three red balls, larger than the sun, danced around in the sky above the ocean. Crew members of the USS Supply reported the phenomenon to the nearest port authorities, but no explanation could be found.
1905-03-29; Cardif, UK
A large cylindrical object floated over Cardiff, Wales. Witnesses described the object "like a hot, red-orange iron rod."
1906-09-12; Flint, MI
On an evening stroll, Mr. G. Fowles and two female companions observed two strangely dressed men on the footpath. Fowles called out to them, only to have them levitate over the treetops out of view.
1907-??-??; Basel, Switzerland
M. Giraudon observed and photographed a huge round sphere of light at ground level in broad daylight in the Zoological Gardens at Basel. At that time it was called a psychic sphere. The photograph shows the brilliance of the object illuminating everything around it.
Mr. David Packer observed a strange luminous body in the daylight sky and managed to get a photograph of it.
1908-02-04; Tacoma, WA
A remarkable multi-colored light was observed by a conductor and many passengers of a train near Tacoma's Fifteenth Street St. Later the same week, many multi-colored shapes were seen in the sky above Washington.
1909-05-09; Sanford, UK
The people of Sanford watched the curious luminous ball hover over their town. Just minutes earlier, a similar object had been reported in Southend.
1909-??-??; Caerphilly, UK
Leaving a depression in the ground where the craft had lain, a torpedo shaped UFO crossed over the road and shot up into the sky at the approach of a curious Cardiff man. The man claimed to have seen two "peculiar-looking" men on the inside wearing fur coats. As soon as they noticed him, they activated their craft and were gone.
An unidentified photographer snapped this rare photograph of entry number 5 in the Catalan Cup Race at a track in France. This picture also included a strange unidentified flying object seen over the tree tops beyond the line of spectators watching this race. There is no indication whether the photographer saw this object and intended to get it in the picture. The caption under the picture read: "Interest in smaller cars was growing by 1910 when Zuccarelli won the Coupr de l'Auto with a 2.6 litre Hispano-Suiza and finished third in the Catalan Cup Race with a slightly smaller engined model."
1910-??-??; Chattanooga, TN
A strange white airship crossed over the skies of Chattanooga. Witnesses reported that the craft slowly floated in from the north on a southeast heading For the next two days, the same airship, each time from different headings, crossed the sky at different intervals.
1913-01-04; Dover, UK
Fishermen noticed a large luminous flying craft fly out from the mainland towards the Atlantic.
A small lens shaped flying object was photographed moving in front of an old style building at about mailbox level. This picture came from an old family photograph album listed no details.
1922-02-22; Hubbell, NE
Out on a hunting trip, Mr. William C. Lamb came across strange tracks in the forest floor. He followed them, and soon discovered a flying disc, hovering at treetop level, right above him. It emitted a piercingly high whine. Mr. Lamb ducked behind some brush and let the object pass. After the craft had left, and Mr. Lamb felt he was safe, a flying creature about eight feet tall alighted on the snow. It searched the area, and passed by Mr. Lamb who thereafter followed the creature for five miles before losing track.
1923-07-??; Sosnovka, Russia
Sailing to his village, via steamship along the Vyatka River, comrade M. Volosnikov noticed that an object was trailing his boat. The body resembled a flying crescent moon that flew on a set course for approximately three minutes in the dawn sky. Veering to the right, the craft disappeared from view. Finding that several others had witnessed the same mysterious object, they discussed the possibility of it being an "evil spirit."
1927-??-??; Solovyevka, Russia
On a hot summer afternoon, engineer I.V. Surkov observed a white, luminous object hover in the northern sky. Nearly twice the size of the visible moon, the UFO began to fly on a southerly course. As it approached several clouds in the sky, the clouds vanished only to reappear as the craft left their vicinity.
1927-??-??; New York, NY
Nearby farmers reported strange lights hovering over this field the previous night. Upon investigating the field, they found this depression which had no rational explanation. No footprints, horse or tractor tracks were found leading to the area.
"We all saw, in a direction from north to south, something big and shiny reflecting the sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed. Crossing our camp, this thing changed in its direction from south to southwest. And we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky. We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with a shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun," Nicolas Roerich wrote of his caravan trip across Mongolia.
1929-08-29; Virginia Coast
A steamship on its way across the Atlantic--400 miles off the coast of Virginia, was overflown by a huge luminous airship. The captain, startled, made immediate contact with the nearest authorities who had no explanation for the sighting.
1931-??-??; Tasman Sea
Flying his single-seater plane from New South Wales, Australia to New Zealand, Mr. Chichester watched a luminous, flashing object, off his wing, decelerate, as if catching a glimpse of him, then speed of into the distance and disappear.
1932-05-??; St. Paris, OH
The unidentified flying object in the picture could not have been a street lamp, simply because there were no street lamps there at the time. There are no power poles or power lines visible anywhere in this picture. Summer 1932, Mid-day, St. Paris, Ohio. This picture of George Sutton of St. Paris, Ohio, taken near mid-day (as may be seen from the shadows on the ground) shows a vintage automobile with a 1932 license plate on the front bumper. The owner of the photo album says there were no electric street lights along this road in those days. Nobody has been able to account for the dark object seen over Sutton's left shoulder in this photograph.
1932-05-??; St. Paris, OH
This picture of George Sutton of St. Paris, Ohio was taken near midday on a summer noon. We can see that it was in 1932 from the license plate on the automobile in the photo that accompanied this shot.
1933-08-00; Kranye Chetay, Russia
The boy, V.N. Bronyukov, and his friends looked up from their play to see a star move across the day-time sky. It moved at a quick pace changing heading to the northwest. The children watched the craft for about 10 minutes before telling their parents.
1935-08-??; Moscow, Russia
In the evening hours near Petroskiy Gate, comrade A. Ignatveya observed a luminous sphere flying only a few feet above ground. Silently, the craft quickly flew from the north to the south in an almost perfect straight line.
1935-10-??; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tribesmen from the village that M. Pierre Ichac was studying, as well as M. Ichac himself, observed a metallic saucer shaped craft hanging in the afternoon sky above the sun.
1938-07-??; Malakhovka Oil Station, Russia
Noticing a strange whistling sound and a cool breeze, comrade N.A. Gosteva, working in the early morning, witnessed a semi-solid grey cloud in the shape of an oval. The phenomenon was larger than an airship and was gone before he could alert the rest of the station crew.
1941-08-??; San Jose, CA
Cameraman Michael Conversa photographed 13 star-like objects near the position of the moon.
1942-??-??; Hopeh Province, China
Masujiro Kiru was going through his father's photo album from the China Campaign just before WWII when he found a photograph of a flying object. His father, now deceased, had bought the picture from a Tientsien street photographer, apparently right after it was taken. In the photograph one can see a low-domed disc-shaped object approaching a few hundred feet above the heads of the people, many of whom have stopped to look and some of whom are seen pointing up at the UFO.
An official Japanese Army photographer shot pictures of four hazy, self-luminous, or very bright objects of spherical shape hovering in the sky above a flight of Japanese Bomber aircraft.
1942-02-25; Los Angeles, CA
"Los Angeles Times" staff photographers snapped several photographs of 15 or more silvery UFOs in night searchlight beams. The objects were circular in shape and somewhat luminous. 1430 rounds of anti-aircraft artillery shells were fired during the one hour observation. Nothing was shot down. Witnesses included searchlight crews, gun crews and thousands of spectators.
While cruising the Pacific, Royal Netherlands Navy vessel, the Tromp, was surveyed by a metallic saucer shaped craft that sped around the ship before continuing on its way.
1945-09-??; Hiroshima, JA
Five separate photographs of the devastation of the recently destroyed city of Hiroshima show dark lens shaped UFOs high in the sky.
1946-03-??; Bernardstown, MA
Mr. Fred Strange observed and photographed five disc-shaped objects in the sky. One frame showed three of them together. They were seen as blurry white round bodies. The fourth and fifth objects were present when he made the pictures but were not in the image frame.
1946-08-12; Stockholm, Sweden
Newsman Erik Reuterswaard snapped a picture of a comet-like object in the sky above the islands just outside Stockholm. With super-sensitive processing performed at the request of the Swedish General Staff, a cylindrical projectile was found in the midst of the "flame." These objects became more popularly known as "Ghost Rockets" because of a lack of launching facilities available for such vehicles.