UFO Sightings (1910 – 1958)

January 1, 2006 | By | 2 Comments


1910 France A 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.


1932 St. Paris, Ohio, USA: The unidentified flying object in this picture could not have been a street lamp, simply because there were no street lamps there at that 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. Nobody has been able to account for the dark object seen over Sutton’s left shoulder in this photograph.


1942 Sea of Japan: An Imperial Japanese Sally bomber aircraft, on a mission over the Sea of Japan, was approached by a small dark spherical object which flew around and between the aircraft in the formation. An alert gun-cameraman snapped one photograph.


1950 Red Bud, Illinois, USA: 4:00pm on April 23, Mr. Dean Morgan, a part-time photographer, was coming down the south side of a wooded hill from Red Bud, when he saw this object and got one photograph of it.



1952 Salem, MA, USA: A U.S. Coast Guard photographer, Shell R. Alpert, at the Salem, MA, Air Station shot this picture roughly at 9:35am on July 16th. He was in the photo lab working on a camera when he noticed several brilliant lights coming towards him. He watched for a few seconds, then called for another Coast Guardsman, Thomas E. Flaherty, in the nearby sick bay to come and confirm what he was seeing. The lights seemed to dim, then all at once got much brighter, so he grabbed his camera, and shot this picture through a window screen. The picture was taken with a 4×5″ box camera set at infinity, 1/30th of a second, at f/4.7.



1952 Puerto Maldonado, Peru: 4:30pm on July 19, the attention of Customs Inspector Sr. Domingo Troncoso, then with the Peruvian Customs Office at Puerto Maldonado on the jungle frontier with Bolivia, was called to a very strange cigar-shaped flying object over the river area. The big dirigible-shaped craft was flying horizontally and fairly low in the sky, passing from right to left from the observers position. It was leaving a dense trail of thick smoke, vapor, or substance on its wake. This object was a real, structured, physical machine and may be seen from its reflection in the waters of the Madre de Dios river underneath it. The object was estimated to be over a hundred feet long.


1952, July 26th, Washington DC, USA:  Yes, even over Washington DC, sightings occurred.  This particular photo was debunked as, “Birds flying over our capitol reflecting city light from their bellies”.  (while flying an excess of 500mph.. sure why not?)    Note: Sorry no other information on this picture yet.



1952 Passiac, New Jersy, USA: Mr. George J. Stock, in the yard working on his lawn-mower, around 4:30pm, took this picture with his box reflex camera. It was coming directly over his house from the IT&T tower, and was estimated to be 20 to 25ft above the ground. This sighting lasted only a couple of minutes.


1958 Trindade, Brazil: Off the Brazilian coast near Trindade many of the ship’s vcrew as well as a Mr. Barania, photographer for the Brazilian Navy witnessed this saucer shaped object that shadowed the movements of the ship. No warfare exercises were practiced. Instead, the Brazilian vessel was participating in the International Geophysical Year of 1958. Computer enhancement reveals that the craft is composed of a globe circled by a large, metallic ring much like the planet Saturn.

Also see:
UFO Sightings (1963-1967)
UFO Sightings (1968-1980)


Category: Alien & UFO Sightings

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For the past 28 years Chuck has been researching and investigating the UFO/Paranormal phenomenon. Chuck approaches his investigations with an analytical understanding, making sure to address all human known possibilities before venturing into the non-human or paranormal aspects of the sightings. (TV Shows in which Chuck's investigations have been featured on:) *2002, The Roswell Crash, Startling New Evidence: Documentary Sci-Fi Channel *2006, Sci Fi Investigates: Episode 5, The Roswell episode, Sci-Fi Channel *2009, Primetime: Outsiders, with Juju Chang, Alien Abductions, NBC *2010, SyFy Fact or Faked: Episode 6, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, SyFy Channel *2011, Chasing UFO’s, Episode 3, Alien Cowboys, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, Nat Geo *2013, Finding Bigfoot, Bailey Colorado episode, Animal Planet

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