A series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar contacts at three separate airports in the Washington area.
The sightings made front-page headlines around the nation, and ultimately lead to the formation of the Robertson Panel by the CIA.
United States Army Air Forces allegedly captured a crashed flying saucer and its alien occupants. The radar of a F-61 Black Widow detected a target below the aircraft.
The find was soon explained to be a weather balloon but regained attention since 1978 after investigation of S. While the aircrew tried to intercept it, the pilot saw the object, which appeared as a stubby cigar; then the object accelerated and disappeared.
In the autumn of 1954 there was a great wave of UFO sightings in the countries of the south and the west of Europe.
Most of the sightings occurred in France, followed by Italy.
Historians and Ethnologists consider it to be folklore.
This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallée, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada as a possible UFO sighting, but not recognized as such due to cultural differences. Dahl reported that his dog was killed and his son was injured by debris in an encounter with four to six flying doughnut-shaped objects.
He also claimed that a witness was subsequently threatened by the Men in Black.
According to Plutarch, a Roman army commanded by Lucullus was about to begin a battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when "all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies.
In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in colour, like molten silver." Plutarch reports the shape of the object as like a wine-jar (pithos).
Coast Guard photographer Shell Alpert took a photograph of four roughly elliptical blobs of light in formation through the window of his photographic laboratory.