INTCAT 1920-1939

1920. 0300hrs.
Fisherman C B Alves was in the Gulf Coast 80km north of Freeport when he saw four luminous disks, like plates rim to rim, 8m in diameter 3m thick, come within 100m of his boat. 
  • Hall 1999 p.15 citing Clark 1992 p.37

Francois de Loys, a Swiss geologist and his companions, were in the jungle near the river, when they saw two tall creatures approaching them, walking upright and holding on to bushes, screaming at the men and brandishing branches as though they were weapons. They then defecated into their hands and threw their dung at the men. The party fired on the beasts, killing the female, while the male fled. The dead animal was put on a carton and photographed. 
  • Heuvelmans 1962 p.309
  • Evaluation: Probable hoax using corpse of a spider monkey 

A sphere about 30cm diameter came down from the sky ,with a hissing sound, bounced along the cement floor of a veranda. It was a like a ball of smoke with things like “electrical worms” wriggling inside. It flew up again and went over the next door house, crashed into another house and then shot off to Fullerton, where it demolished a house. 
  • Bord 1989 p131 citing Theodore Charles Illert in Science Frontiers 33 p4

1920. Night.
Mr Shea, an American explorer was crossing the western mountains and had stopped for the night in an abandoned canoe. He was awoken by a chattering sound and encountered a 1.8m tall black haired humanoid. He shot the thing dead but was unable to take any part of it back with him. 
  • Green 1973 p125 citing Mark Maaingill in Bigfoot Bulletin 29 February 1970 (sic) citing Richard Oglesby Marsh White Indians of the Darien Putnams 1934 citing Shea

1920. Evening.
While exploring a house in Middle Warberry Road, the Nicholls brothers and Peter St Audries had unpleasant experiences. Beverley Nicholls had a sensation of his mind and body slowing down and Peter felt a sense of hostility and then a sort of wind. He was then rushed at and attacked by a large black faceless silent humanoid figure that bounded along and knocked him over. 
  • Chard 1979 citing Twenty Five Years by Beverley Nicholls
  • Martin 1947 p.30 citing Sunday Dispatch

1920. Night.
A man was riding home when his horse began to act strangely. He then saw a circular object, 15m in diameter about 5 high, with a yellow light, on the ground Around it he observed four or five small humanoids that uttered childlike sounds. The object then took off with a machine like noise and a rush of air. 
  • Rife 2001 p.100 citing an Internet posting

January 1920. Night.
A number of people including Miss Nellie Irwin saw a luminous figure near the ruins of an old castle. During her observation, which lasted a couple of minutes Nellie felt “too stunned to move”
  • David Clarke in UFO Brigantia 23 p25

January 31 1920. 2200hrs.
Clarence Swain, was walking along Long Lane, with his sister, a nurse, towards Hillsborough when they saw a luminous figure which gave the impression of being a woman with her arms raised. The thing crossed the road and vanished by an old mine working.
  • David Clarke in UFO Brigantia 23 p25

Spring 1920. (approximate date) Morning.
A worker at a stave mill was on his way to work, passing a cemetery where two of the graves had little huts on them, saw a door open in one of the huts and a woman dressed in black come out, go back in and then out again. After about 25 minutes she seemed to fade into the back of the hut. 
  • Montell 2000 p12

June 3 1920. 1030hrs.
Clark Liveh, also known as Jesse Clark Linch (22) was sitting on the bank of a pond, fishing, when an egg shaped object “about the size of a 5 gallon cream can” emerged from a grove of 30m high maple trees, flew across the pond and landed 5m away. The witness observed the shiny blue translucent object for about 15 minutes before summoning up the courage to approach it. As he did so the object took off without a sound. The grass was depressed where the object had rested but no other marks of any kind were visible. 
  • Lucius Farish in in UFO Register 7 p19 (gives name as Clarck Liveh) citing The Hawkeyes (Burlington) 28 October 1973
  • Phillips 1975 p.4 case 549 citing MUFON
  • Clark 1998 p.926 citing UFO Examiner 3,2 p.8 (gives name as Jesse Clark Linch)

June 9 1920.
A cylindrical object flying at about 25m altitude was seen by about 200 people at a point between Walthena and Rushville (Missouri). At Rushville the object made and abrupt turn to the east and vanished into a cloud 3km away
  • Clark 1998 p.926 + (Lucius Farish in UFO Register 7 p.19 citing Ted Phillips in Skylook October 1973) both citing St Joseph (Missouri) Gazette 9 June 1920

June 1920.
Albert Coe (16) was walking in a rocky area, when he heard someone calling for help. It turned out to be a young blond boy, wearing a silvery leather like suit, with broken instruments on dials on his chest, who was caught in the bushes. The boy said he had landed his aircraft nearby, and Coe helped him back to a silvery saucer shaped object about 6m diameter standing on a tripod. Coe helped the boy back into the object, which took off. Coe went on to claim many subsequent contacts, that the two went fishing together, and the usual contactee messages. 
  • Bartholomew and Howard p.286 case 4 citing Jack Helsel in Philadelphia Daily News 5-7 July 1967
  • Good 1998 p30 citing Coe 1969 + investigation by Berthold E Schwarz

Summer 1920. Late night.
A group of young people returning home from a dance saw a series of luminous spheres over woods. Inside these were small beings. The things emitted musical sounds. 
  • Jerome Clark in Strange 10 p8 citing HUMCAT citing an investigation in 1975

November 23. 1920. (Approximate date) Night.
In a rural area outside Meiser, Samuel Bolig and his twin sister Margaret (both 15) heard a strange noise near their wood pile. Investigating with a flashlight they saw a creature standing on two legs. It resembled an ape and ran off on all fours. 
  • Arment 2004 p231 citing Lewistown Daily Sentinel 14 December 1920 p1+ 15 Dec 1920 p1

November 30. 1920. (Approximate date)
am Bolig (qv )saw a hairy humanoid in a corn field on the family farm. He shot at it with his .22 rifle and the thing fell as if hit and injured but got up again and went off into the woods, leaving a trail of blood.
  • Ditto

December 10. 1920.
The hairy humanoid again returned to the Bolig farm. Samuel got his gun and saw the 2m tall creature stood by an apple tree 3m away.Hhe raised his gun to fire but before he could do so the thing knocked him to the ground. His father Charles came to the scene, armed with an axe and the creature fled 
  • Ditto

December 14, 1920. Evening.
Chalmer Brannen was gathering wood chips when he saw a brownish figure resembling an ape. The thing ran towards him but was repelled by a wire fence. His parents came out but the thing had gone. 
  • Arment 2004 p241 citing Lewistown Sentinel 17 December 1920 p1

December 18, 1920. Early hours.
Bruce Yeager and his wife were driving down a dark road when a 2m tall being with limbs with width of telephone poles jumped at their car and fell into the road. Bruce shot at it twice but the thing ran off into the woods. 
  • Arment 2004 p244 citing Lewistown Sentinel 20 December 1920 p1

December 20 1920. 2200hrs.
Chester Fink was driving down the hill from Duncansville to Cross Keyes with passenger Lester Butcher when their headlights illuminated a brown coloured biped about 2m tall facing them. They drove past at speed and when they had passed the thing it let out a sort of loud yell. 
  • Arment 2004 p246 citing Lewistown Sentinel 21 Decemeber 1920 p1.

A woman was said to have been abducted by a hairy hominid. No further details. 
  • Rutkowksi 1993 p149

1921. Late afternoon.
Rena Evans and her landlady Mrs Broadus were returning from a school meeting when they saw a horse and buggy in front and decided to follow it for company. They found that they were unable to gain on it, and as it reached the dip to a bridge it just disappeared. 
  • Montell 2000 p40

January 19 1921. Afternoon.
Local resident saw a hairy biped sitting on a rock. When disturbed the creature moved off into the woods. 
  • Arment 2004 p252 citing Waynesboro Press 21 January 1921 p6

July 1921. Night.
A 6 year old boy, recovering from whopping cough awoke on this hot, moonlit night to see a small elderly woman wearing a white cap, shawl and long skirt and some 3-4m away. Despite the hot night the boy hid beneath the bedclothes. When he looked out again the figure had gone. 
  • MacKenzie 1971 p32 citing own investigation
  • Evaluation: Recalled after more than 40 years 

1921 (Approximate. year) Evening.
A man tossing hay heard a strange noise and, looking round, saw about 50 tiny beings only 15cm tall, dancing round the hay. They were dressed in red suits with black belts and spoke a language he could not understand. He ran to get his wife but when they returned the beings had gone, but they hay was dry and stacked in piles. 
  • Rieti 1991 p73 citing Folklore collection FSC74-123/35

Summer (?)
Master G. B. (8) was walking in the hinterland of the Canal du Nord, playing among the desolate post war scenery on a hot day, when two tall and slender beings wearing a kind of subtle diving suite sprang from behind some bushes. The boy was unable to resist as the beings carried him and put him into a strange object tthat he compared to a tank. It had square or rectangular portholes and a flexible couch on which he sat. GB began to cry and some minutes later an opening appeared in the ceiling of the cabin and he was on the ground again. He found that he had to walk for most of the afternoon to re-find the place where he had been taken, though he was in the craft for only five minutes. His parents would not believe him.
  • Letter from the witness in Paris-Match 23 October 1954 on
  • Randles 1999 p16
  • Evaluation: Only source is a letter to a magazine written 33 years after the event. This is however probably the first published abduction narrative we have certain knowledge of. Possibly a memory of some unpleasant joke or abuse.

August 2 1921.
A 9 year old child and his/her uncle saw a luminous sphere about 20cm diameter enter through an open window, descend to the floor. It bounced a couple of times and then rolled across the floor towards the witnesses, who saw that it was translucent and changing colour from green, through red, light blue and then to pale yellow and had protrusions along the surface. The child tried to grab the thing but was held back by the uncle. The sphere then rolled across to the stove, went up the iron parts leaving a groove and then exploded. 
  • Bord 1989 p132 citing Science Frontiers 54 p4 citing Mark Stenhoff in Journal of Meteorology 12 p200

August 26, 1921.
On this dull foggy day an army officer riding a motorbike on Nine Mile Hill, felt something drive him off the road, and a pair of hairy hands closed over his. This caused him to crash 
  • Chard 1979 p.66 citing Daily Mail 14 + 15 October 1921
  • Codd 2013 + Haining 2008 p17 citing Western Daily Press 9 October 1921 dates this to “last week”

October 1921 (or following year) 1130hrs.
A woman and her sister in law were in a horse and trap going up Wembdon Hill when the horse started to act up. Looking up the road they saw a figure like a woman in “a high waist muslin dress” and white shawl. The figure seemed to float above the ground, have a grey skin and a horrible expression of “intense agony”. The horse then bolted and one of the women fainted and it took an effort to get it under control. 
  • Bennett 1939 p296 citing the witnesses

1922 (approximate year) Late afternoon.
Reginald Gresley, a student at Dartmouth College, was walking along the top of the Reservoir Dam when he saw the figure of a man, dressed all in white, walking towards him on an intercept course. The figure was striding along in an area where movement was difficult and it suddenly vanished. 
  • Miller 1962 p33

1922. 0500hrs.
William C Lamb was following strange tracks when he heard a high pitch sound and saw a circular object blocking out the stars. He climbed a tree and saw a brilliantly lighted saucer shaped object that landed in a meadow, lighting up the area with multi-coloured lights Soon afterwards a creature about 2.5 m tall was seen flying from the direction where the object had landed . It passed within 12m of Lamb, who was so frightened he turned his back on it, and leaving him paralysed, going over a creek. It left tracks in the snow, which Lamb followed for 8km without results. 
  • George Fawcett in Flying Saucers September 1961 p55
  • Vallee 1966 p.22 citing J Allen Hynek
  • Nunnelly 2011 p50 gives as a source an unspecified 1922 edition of Nebraska Daily Star
  • Keel 1970a p204 citing Gray Barker citing Nebraska Star n.d.
  • Evaluation: William Lamb was a religious crank, who at one time went around hawking photographs of the “Throne of God” in magazines like Saucers, Space and Science, so this looks like a fictional story, perhaps a religious allegory 

April 1922. Early morning.
During the Irish Civil War, Lawrence Bradley came to a cave, the foliage to the entrance of which was burnt. The wounded occupants and their helpers reported that they had been awakened early in the morning by a whirring sound, and they had fired at an object they believed was an enemy armoured car. The object retaliated by firing jets of flame at the cave. As the men braved the flames in order to escape, they saw the object, which was circular and metallic, beginning to ascend. 
  • FSR 10, 4 p.23 citing letter from Lawrence Bradley in Watford and West Herts Post 8 May 1964
  • Steiger 1967 p.39
  • Steiger and Whritenour 1967 p64
  • Evaluation: A second-hand story only known through a letter to a newspaper 42 years after the alleged event. Distorted account of an attack by an armoured car and flame thrower?

Summer 1922. Evening.
Penelope Storey (7) was lying in bed awake, looking through open curtains when she saw, floating downwards, a female humanoid figure about 30-33cm long, with long hair and dressed in some sort of filmy clothing. 
  • Johnson 2014 p46

August 1922. Evening.
Miss P .M Clarke and two friends were walking along the shore when she saw a light on the horizon, coming towards the shore. The light then disappeared and it was replaced by a ring of shadowy looking beings about 75cm tall, who appeared to be dancing. One of the trio only saw the approaching light, not the figures. 
  • Johnson 2014 p127

September 9 1922. 
John Morris, the coxswain of the Barmouth Life boat, and William James were looking out to sea from Barmouth shore when they saw an object falling into the sea so slowly that features similar to those of an aeroplane were visible. They went out in a motor boat to search but no traces were found and no planes were missing. 
  • Fort 1959 p.638 citing Daily Express 11 September 1922 + Barmouth Advertiser 14 Septemebr 1922

November 1922 (Approximate. year) Afternoon.
A 9 year old girl was bringing home her father’s cows on this drizzly, misty afternoon. Unusually three of the cows had kept back from the gate, but came eventually. As the first one was going through a small humanoid being, about 1.35m tall, passed in front of the beast, which made of toss it. The being tapped the cow on the nose with a stick and then gazed at the girl, who saw that it was dressed in a close fitting black cap and a red coat, under which were beige trousers. The being moved up to a ditch, stepped over it and disappeared into the solid earth. 
  • MacManus 1973 p36

Winter 1922/23. Evening.
Dairy employee Sidney Benton was returning from his deliveries when he found his path blocked by “two great shining eyes” in the middle of the path. These just faded away
  • Nigel Watson in The News 6 p18 citing letter from witness

1923 0100hrs. 
Two fishermen observed a large fire over an island 3km away. Then three fires were seen, these seemed to be caused by a fiery object that moved to another island causing a fire there. The object then approached the fishermen, stopping when the men turned a flashlight on it. It was within 20m of them, had a dull orange exterior layer surrounding a greenish light, inside of which was an object with many holes. After it left green leaves were found dried up and burned. 
  • Phillips 1975 p.4 (case 026) citing Manila Daily Report 11 January 1967

A farm boy letting the horses out into the pasture saw an object surrounded by lights further down the field. Approaching to within 15m, he saw there were five beings, 1.2m tall, with blond hair, on board. He heard them talk, calling a man sat in a chair “The Commander”. The others went back and forth to the craft, which was metallic and stood on three legs, with a top resembling melted glass. After 5 minutes the object rose, hovered, rose again to 60m and shot off to the west at terrific speed. 
  • Rife 2001 p.101 citing Evansville Courier (electronic edition) 12 August 1998 

Jack Brewer saw a hairy humanoid walking along a log in a forest area. He was so shaken he left his job immediately. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006, p42 citing Patricia Riggs in Macleay Argus 28 September 1976 citing Sam Chapman
  • Evaluation 50+ year memory of Chapman, a co-worker of Brewer 

Henry O’ Dell and Keith Blanch were alerted by strange footprints and saw a 1.8m tall hairy humanoid hanging by one arm from a tree. The face was the only part of the creature not covered by hair. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p216 case 45 citing Psychic Australian 2,8 citing an unidentified news clipping

A group of children were playing outside their house after supper when they saw something like a lone cloud in a cloudless sky coming from the north. It slowed and manouevered around the area, coming to a stop at treetop height. Multi-coloured lights came on around the underside, including a bright spotlight. It rose into the sky, then slowly descended and landed on the other side of railway lines. It seemed to be the height of a telephone pole. The underside moved and four lights came on. It then emitted a pillar of light. The main witness looked away for a minute and when they looked back the object had gone. 
  • Rife 2001 p96 citing UFO Newsclipping Service 12/1995

February 1923
A 17 year old boy was out in a wooded area, when a strange object resembling a large copper coloured “fish” landed in front of him. It seemed to be made of reflective metal and had two oval portholes and a transparent, seeming vacant, dome, red spots and a coppery propeller. The thing then began to rotate so fast that it disappeared from view. It floated in the air and then took off at high speed with a snapping sound. 
  • Verga 2007 p.14 case 2301 citing notes by Roberto Balbi after a discussion with the witness in 1984

Early February 1923. 1910hrs.
Hearing of reports of a strange light being seen here, carpenter George White of Fenny Compton, along with Ernest Lovell and W Sheasby, went to investigate. Sheasby drew the others attention to a brilliant red-blue light some 200m away. The light manoeuvred around and above them. The re-blue colour seemed to come from a sort of patch on the top, and the thing had a “creepy” hue. It passed through trees and bushes at high speed, and then disappeared in a flash. 
  • Clarke and Oldoyd 1985 p.21 citing Daily Express 14 February 1923 + Leamington Courier 16 February 1923.

February 1923. Night.

Mrs Westacott and her sister in law were walking home when a brilliant light appeared in the path and circled around them. They fled the scene.
  • Ditto

February 1923. Night.
Carpenter Thomas Grubb and his apprentice Harold Cotterill were walking back to Fenny Compton from delivering a coffin to Northend, when, at a pool called “The Granclets”, their horse stopped as they saw a stationary light above the pool. They first thought it was the light from a car blocking the road, but it then took off over the hedge and disappeared over the fields. The horse now moved on. Cotterill was terrified by the experience and would not go out after dark again. 
  • ibid citing Rugby Observer February 23 1923

February 1923. Night.
On a clear fine night a motorist saw a brilliant light like a “large star” coming towards him on the road. He swerved to avoid the light, but it just vanished on the spot. 
  • Atkins 1981 p.35

February 11 1923. 0200hrs.
Mr Page, a farmer on the road between Fenny Compton and Burton Dassett was awakened by his wife to see, through the window a light along the road. Behind the light was a figure in a long cloak, which suddenly sped away down the lane in front of the farmhouse. 
  • Clarke and Oldroyd 1985 p22 citing Daily Express op cit + Leamington District Morning News 16 February 1923
  • Evaluation: According to the newspapers, this was actually a car stopping to drop off someone who had been to a dance.

February 13 1923. Night. 
Railway signalman W Corbett at Knightcote saw a very bright oval light approaching the box about 60cm above the ground. . He relayed this information by telephone to colleagues at Fenny Compton. When they asked what they would do if it came up to the box, he indicated he would attack it, whereupon it retreated back to the Burton Hill. The light was seen later that night at Fenny Compton by H Smith and p.Knight, illuminating Dog Lane as it raced past. 
  • Ibid p.23 citing Daily Express op cit + Leamington Chronicle 16 February 1923 + Leamington District Morning News 15 February 1923.

February 16 1923. 2355hrs.
A correspondent of the Birmingham Post out looking for the light, was on the highest hill summit, when he saw, more than 1.6km away, a steady bright light that illuminated the countryside, and projected a flickering light upward. It was moving in the direction of Fenny Compton and seemed to disappear at the Bottom Cover wood. 
  • Ibid p.25 citing Birmingham Post 17 February 1923

February 16 1923, 2355hrs.
A man aged about 21 was walking home from visiting friends was just opposite Co-op Terrace when a multi-coloured light suddenly appeared dancing around the street in front of him. It seemed to hold him spellbound, until it came right up to his face, whereupon he retreated back to his friend’s. Accompanied by two of them he returned to scene but nothing could be found. When he got home he was shaking with terror. 
  • Ibid citing Rugby Observer 23 February 1923

February 20 1923 (Approximate. date) 2200hrs.
Two men passing a brook by the railway station on their way to work saw a light that frightened them. 
  • Ibid citing Leamington Chronicle 23 February 1923

Spring 1923. Afternoon.
G W Lewis, Directory of Aeronautical Research, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, saw, following a severe thunderstorm, a ball of light about the size of a toy balloon in woods about 40m away. It was about 2.5m above the ground and moved 30m in a few seconds. When it hit a tree it exploded like dynamite. 
  • Bord 1989 p130 citing Hal R Aldridge in INFO Journal 37, p2
  • Corliss 1974 G1 p68 citing W J Humphries in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 76 p613

March 1923 .
A hairy humanoid molested a number of women over a three week period.
  • Newton 2011 p55

Summer 1923. (Approximate. date)
18 year old Freda saw a humanoid figure about 60cm tall leap out of a hedge, cross the road and disappear into the grass on the other side. The thing seemed the colour of dead leaves. 
  • Johnson 2014 p49)

Summer 1923.
Mrs Margaret Moore was walking towards Ranmore Common, deep in thought, when she was confronted by a dazzling light, baring the way and enveloping her. Looking up she saw three brilliant figures, behind which were purple, gold, orange, green and rose flames. She felt a great euphoria before the figures vanished. She took it as a spiritual vision. 
  • Moore 1943 p.27

July 1923 (Approximate. date) 
Lorne Wilson and J A MacAuley were prospecting north and east of the Westtlaufer mine when they saw something they assumed was a bear picking at a blackberry bush. The thing then stood up and they saw it had dark fur and a yellow head. The thing then ran away on two legs. 
  • Redfern 2015a p333 citing North Bay Nugget 27 July 1923

August 1923 2200hrs.
Mr and Mrs Andrews, on a trip to Ludlow, were walking by the churchyard when they heard the sound of high heels and saw a woman coming towards them, though they were unable to make out any features in the gloom. Suddenly the woman turned and seemed to go through solid railings into the churchyard. 
  • Bennett 1936 citing his own investigation

September 1923. Evening.
Several motorists saw and some drove through a shadow human figure stood in the centre of the road. It was still there after people had driven through it.
  • Gloucestershire Echo 17 September 1923 p5

A young servant at the vicarage, returning from visiting her sister in nearby Northend, had just arrived back, when her attention was drawn to a deserted farm some distance away. She then saw a a yellow blue light that darted about, appearing and disappearing. She first thought it was someone with a lantern, then realised that no-one had any reason to be about there. As she started to continue up the path, the light suddenly suddenly flared up and shot along, lighting up the whole area. The girl was first terrified and ran to the house, but then went out again, to see the light moving among trees in the farmhouse orchard. She saw the light on a number of subsequent occasions through her bedroom window. She came to think it was somehow protecting her. 
  • Atkins 1981 p.36

October 1923. Afternoon.
Mr van Herwaarden was tracking wild pigs when he observed a movement in a tree to his left, and saw a dark, hairy being on a branch. The creature, which seemed afraid, had dark head hair, a lighter hairy body, bushy eyebrows, high forehead, wide mouth with projecting teeth, receding chin, human like ears, and to be female and about 1.5m tall. It finally ran off across the branches. Its general appearance was so human van Herwaarden felt that he could not shoot it. 
  • Heuvelmans 1962 p.118

1924 (apprx date) Night.
A man and his four children setting rabbit traps heard a crashing sound in the bush and detected a foul smell. They saw that this came from a large ape like creature, which crossed the creek a few metres away. The party was terrified. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p216 case 46 citing Val Whalen (granddaughter) in an unspecified issue of Sydney Telegraph.

David Squires was hunting kangaroos south of Dubbo when, looking round, he saw a2.5m tall humanoid creature, with thick coarse, curly, grey hair. It was stood beside a tree, its hand on it and then it reached up and scratched the tree before moving off slowly into the undergrowth. 

  • Bord 1981 p152 citing Rex Gilroy in Psychic Australian August 1976 p23

A farmer informed reporter John Cole that a huge wingless plane “the size of a battle ship” had crash landed in a clearing. On investigating Cole encountered a wingless aircraft with windows in its side, but with no tail nor propellers. Around it were a group of men, some dressed in business suits, others in shiny overalls conversing in a foreign language. The men were 1.5m tall and had oriental features. One of them told Cole that no-one was injured and that they inform the sheriff later. Cole picked up a fragment, but at 0100hrs. the next morning a man dressed in a military uniform but resembling the foreigners called and asked for the piece of machinery back. 

  • Keel 1975b p.142 citing first hand info from John Cole

1924. Day.
A school girl, Evelyn, was playing in the yard of Holy Name Convent School when she saw an oval object on the ground from which a bright light was shining into her eyes. The light went out and a hatch appeared in the object and strange little entities that resembled walking flowers, with faces where the buds would have been. They carried a device that resembled a weapon to the school’s science laboratory. When Evelyn tried to help them with this, she found this device too heavy to carry. They said that they planned to stop what was being done in the laboratory, by destroying the place if necessary. There seemed to be a man with the strange beings. Though everything looked real, Evelyn had doubts about this. Before they left, the beings offered to take her with them but she declined. She later learned that the science lab had been reduced to a shambles. 
  • Bartholomew and Howard p.287 case 6 citing Beckley 1981 p.26 citing The West Palm Beach Weekday (not dated)   

1924. Night.
Albert Ostman was prospecting in a remote location when for two nights on the run he awoke to find his camp disturbed. On the third night he was awakened by being bodily lifted in his sleeping bag. He was carried for about three hours, being dragged along the ground at one point until he was deposited on the ground, surrounded by four humanoid beings. With the coming of dawn he realised that these were hairy creatures; a 2.5m tall male with huge arms and legs, a female and a male and female juvenile. Albert stayed with these creatures for six days, gaining the trust of the younger male. When the older male became temporarily disabled by sniffing his snuff, Albert managed to make his escape. 
  • Byrne 1975 p79
  • Hunter and Dahinden 1975 p49
  • Ostman in Colombo 1989 p41
  • Green 1973 p20: : Sanderson 1961 p56
  • Arment 2006 p64
  • Patterson and Murphy 2005 p109 citing Agassiz-Harrison Advance 5 May 1961)

January 5 1924, 0110hrs.
At a farm outside the city two people observed an object that passed low over a field, making a hissing noise and frightening the horses. 
  • J. B. Delair citing Contact files

January 26 1924. Night.
Mrs Neale, the wife of a shepherd, opened the door of her hillside cottage to see a extremely brilliant yellow-blue light flash past and descend into the valley, illuminating the area. Her husband, William, had seen the light in the distance on a number of occasions. At about the same time schoolteacher Olive Knight and her friend were walking back to Fenny Compton from Northend when they encountered a rapid light which came from behind a couple of trees. The pair were so shocked they returned to the dance for company. At 0615hrs.that morning there had been a small earthquake in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 
  • Clarke and Oldroyd 1985 p.34 citing Birmingham Mail 26 January 1924 + Sunday News 27 January 1924 + Leamington Morning News 28 January 1924 + Leamington Courier and  Chronicle February 1 1924

Winter 1924. 0600hrs.
A farm woman doing her morning chores saw a craft land in a slew, then a small man walking round the slew. He entered the craft, which took off again. 
  • Musgrave 1979 p.40 case 4 citing anonymous phone call from witness’s nephew to Radio CJCA Edmonton Alberta in a phone in 31 May 1976

February 1924. 2200hrs.
At an unspecified location in North London a couple had just gone to bed when the man turned round and saw, by the side of the bed, a man dressed “spats, pin-stripe trousers, frock tailed coat, gloves” and a sort of red lined cape. The man closed his eyes, opened them again to see the stranger still there, but as he looked the figure faded away from the feet upwards. 
  • MacKenzie 1971 p36 citing his own investigation
  • Evaluation: Report more than 40 years later

May 1924 (approximate date) 1900hrs.
Three cyclists, Alfred and Betty Bone and Ewart Pope were cycling just before the Bramshaw golf course when they encountered a man more than 2.1m tall, dressed in a top hat and long coat. 400m further the same or similar figure appeared before them again “as if by magic”. 
  • Ludlam 2000 p164

June 1924 (Approximate. date) Mid-morning.
Bay Kirkaldy (12) and the gardener’s by both saw a group of tiny female humanoid figures, the size of dragonflies, with a luminous appearance, about 10m away. Bay saw similar beings later that Summer in St James Park London. 
  • Johnson 2014 p49

Summer 1924. Night.
A group of prospectors (Marion Smith, his son Toy, Fred Beck, Gabe Lefever and John Peterson) encountered a group of 2.5m tall hairy humanoids. Shots were fired and at least one killed or injured. The creatures attacked the men’s cabin, at times climbing on to the roof. One of the creatures was seen at less than 80m distance. 
  • Redfern 2015a p20 citing an undated copy of the Oregonian and 1967 investigation by Roger Patterson

July 24 1924. 
Pilot D p.Lott and photographer B A Smith were flying at about 1.8km over the Hudson River saw two pointed cylindrical objects about 75m long and about 200m apart, leaving arrow shaped wakes behind them. A photograph was taken. 
  • Clark 2012 p.215

August 1924.  Night/Early hours.
A woman in a caravan with her husband awoke with a feeling of danger then saw an enormous pair of hair hands clawing at the window. She screamed, prayed and made the sign of the cross and the hands vanished. 
  • Chard 1979 p.66

September 1924. 2030hrs.
A. J. Murphy and a friend were walking in the country lanes near Wellington Bridge, when, turning a corner, they saw white flashes of light that they thought was a car headlight. It approached, and, as they stepped to one side, it went over a 2m high fence into a field. They watched it as it hugged the countryside, turned several times and eventually followed a railway track. It was in view for 30 minutes. They could see quite clearly that it was a pure white light, 30cm in diameter, throwing forward a clear beam that cut off suddenly. It was travelling about 1m above the ground at 15kph. No structure was visible. 
  • Bobb Webb in FSR 24, 5 p23 + NUFON News 53 p4

1925. (Approximate year) 
A man suddenly saw a strange dwarf, 1.2m tall, wearing a greenish uniform and with rigid arms and legs. The being, who held a blow-pipe like thing in his hands was standing on a disk shaped vertical object, which was rolling along 2m away. Not a word was exchanged 
  • Ballester 1976 p1 case 2 citing an anonymous letter from witness to Antonio Ribera

1925. (Approximate. year) Evening.
Mr Le Sauvage was walking home to Rocquaine from Torteval down a small lane, when about halfway along the surroundings became illuminated by a red light and he saw a large fiery sphere bounding along a field towards him. He took off his cap, inverted it and put it back on his head and which the sphere and the illumination disappeared. 
  • De Garis 1975 p149

A woman was said to have been abducted by a hairy homind. No further details. 
  • Rutkowksi 1993 p149

An 11 year old girl encountered a 3m tall hairy humanoid with long black hair, red eyes, huge teeth and webbed feet. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p216 case 47 citing Mrs Lindsey (witness) in Adelaide Advertiser 5 July 1973

Two young men, including teenage migrant Thomas Green came across an object shaped like two saucers edge to edge with oval windows and four legs resting in a paddock. It seemed to be composed of a colour they had never seen before. The men ran off and did not return for some days, when they found the earth scuffed about. 
  • Basterfield 1981p 77 + 1997 p.135 citing ACOS Bulletin 9 p12
  • Bill Chalker in Evans and Spencer 1987 p190 citing Bill Barton

1925. 1755hrs.
A group of children, including 8 year old Lucinda Alves, playing in Rua Sao Paulo in the Vila Belmiro district heard a sort of rumbling or humming sound and then saw a being wearing a one piece silvery suit from head to toe and carrying a luminous stick. The children fled and did not see what happened to the figure. 
  • Boaventura 2015 p26 citing his own investigation

January 1925. Night.
On a number of nights a figure like a woman wearing a blue robe with a luminous helmet on her head was seen on the slopes of Mount Imperador 
  • Boaventura 2015 p28 citing O Combate (SP) 16 January 1925

January 26 1925. 0015hrs.
Two officers, N K Stone and C C West on board the SS Barrabool out of Cape Town saw a strange light on the port bow. Through binoculars and a telescope it appeared to be a luminous ship with two bare, luminous masts, around which there was a luminous haze. The thing was about 5km away when first seen but approached to within 800m when it just vanished. The helmsman and a cadet also saw the thing. 
  • Haining 2008 p18 citing N K Stone in Manchester Guardian 19 Oct 1925

February 1925 Night. 
Three children saw a hairy humanoid, which emitted a foul smell, in their home while their parents slept. No traces were found. 
  • Newton 2011 p65

April 1925.
A man and a number of children saw a figure with blond hair and wearing silvery clothes. The figure flew up onto the church tower. 
  • Boaventura 2015 p30 citing O Fifo (Culaba) 12 April 1925

June 1925 (Approximate date)
Lewis Bates was out riding his mule north east of Alton when he came within about 50m of a bipedal creature covered in brown hair and with a monkey-like face. Members of a state highway gang also independently saw the thing, 
  • Arment 2006 p203 citing Chillicothe Constitution 27 June 1925

Autumn 1925.
Members of a Soviet army unit fighting rebels shot a strange hairy humanoid which had earlier attacked some rebels hiding in a cave. The thing was 1.6-1.7m tall, covered in hair, with a slanting forehead, flat nose and massive lower jaw and had short wide feet. They buried the body where they found it. 
  • Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman in CFZ Yearbook 1999 p34 citing General Topilsky

September 1925.
Two men were in a log barn during a thunderstorm, one of whom was sitting on a log. A fireball came in through the door, hit the end of the log, which was splintered, and then circled the cabin before leaving. The man on the log was knocked out for 8 hours and partially paralysed for some time after that. The other man was hurled about 5m out into the field. 
  • Bord 1989 p135 citing Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Journal 19 p213

Late September/Early October 1925. Evening.
A woman and her young son heard a pulsating roar and saw a fiery circular object about 60m in diameter descending at about 1,000-1,500 kph. It seemed to hesitate and move a little to the north, dropping debris. It crashed behind a mountain with a brilliant white flash, but they heard no noise and did not feel a shock wave. 
  • Rife 2001 p.106 citing Randles 2005 p.25
  • NUFON News 145 p.10 citing letter from the boy in 1990
  • Evaluation: Meteorite crash? 

October 1925.
Little Britta saw several transparent figures, wearing long robes on some rhododendron blossom. The things seemed busy and oblivious to the children. Her sister and cousin who were with her saw nothing. 
  • Johnson 2014 p45

November 1925.
Mrs Kitson walked into the lounge of the house she was staying in and saw a group of female humanoids about 25-30cm tall, dressed in iridescent, diaphanous clothing, dancing around. They vanished when her host came into the room. 
  • Johnson 2014 p151

December 23 1925. 1615hrs.
Rev. A.J. Graves and three companions were sitting opposite the Little Creek Cemetery when they saw a luminous column about 3m high, with a luminous star on top, appear in the graveyard. It was seen three days later, and on two subsequent occasions. 
  • Vance Randolph Ozark Superstitions 1964 p235 citing letter from A J Graves to May Kennedy McCord of Springfield Missouri, February 1936

1926 (Approximate. date)
Mr Filippi saw a a large transparent sphere at treetop height. Inside it were people. 

  • Michel Morel-Seythoux and Joel Mesnard in FSR 37,1 p13 citing Cesar Locatelli
  • Evaluation: A story remembered by Locatelli from his childhood

1926. Day.
A woman out shopping saw a figure dressed in a brown cloak and hood come from a solid wall, cross the street and vanish. 
  • Matthews 2006 p9

1926.  Evening.
Michael (15) and Barbara (14) Ann were coming back from chapel at Burghwallis Hall. They were going along a corridor when they saw the figure come onto the landing from the main staircase, cross the landing and go into the south wing by a small staircase. It was dressed in grey out door clothes and turned sharply to the right. They thought it was their father, but he was already at dinner. 
  • Braddock 1956 p32

1926. Late Night/Early hours 
At an undisclosed location, a six year old girl had been seeing a bright round object outside her bedroom window. On this night it projected a ray through the window onto the wall, where it formed a circular patch of light. Inside this light she saw a creature 60cm tall, that she took to be a gnome. Initially she did not feel afraid, but as the figure began to “dance” ever more vigorously, she cried out. Her father came but saw nothing and told her it was a dream. She went back to sleep, but re-awoke with a feeling her bedclothes were being tugged. Her father came back in and saw the clothes were rolled up at the foot of the bed. She developed a lifelong dread of garden gnomes, experienced a mysterious hum and saw lights climbing up her wall. 
  • Jenny Randles in NUFON News 102 p.6 citing her own investigation
  • Evaluation: Another story recalled decades later. Hypnogogic hallucination?

May 192. (Approximate. date)
Barrister Irene Cooper-Willis was staying at Sherfield Manor when she awoke to a room illuminated either by the moon or early dawn and saw a woman setting on a settee at the foot of her bed. The woman had her head in her hands, and wore a grey dress. Irene was too afraid to get up to switch on the light. The figure was visible for about 30 minutes and then suddenly vanished. Irene then heard the clock strike five and went back to sleep. 
  • Bennett1 939 p314 citing witness

June 1926. 0005hrs.
Farmer Ion Bunesco was pasturing his cattle when he saw a light rise up from the direction of Carta, become obscured by a hill, then reappear, lighting up the surroundings for at least 4km. As the thing passed overhead it seemed so low that Ion through himself to the ground. At the centre of the light was a sort of cylinder 3m long, 2m wider with a darker interior. Ion felt buffeted by a sort of vertical wind as the object hovered overhead. The thing, with its light to the front, then moved upstream of the Olt, circled a patch of woodland then just went out. 
  • Fracas 2016 p9 citing investigation by Ion Hobana

September 1926.
Hetty Wilson (11) and her father were in a carriage passing Grace Dieu Priory when the horse stopped and began trembling. They then saw six white robed figures float across the road and into the ruin. 
  • Wright 2006 p74

September 1926, 2350hrs.
Eric Kingsley was cycling back to Aston when he stopped to see whether a cat in the road was injured or not. As he recommenced his journey he saw an aged woman in the road ahead and the felt a force dragging him toward her and had to use some considerable force to change tack and miss her. He recalled he had not seen the figure when he had retraced his steps to check on the cat. 
  • Adams 2015 p82 citing Des Turner in Aston Parish Magazine December 1970 citing his interview with Kingsley in Sept 1970

September 5, 1926. 0200hrs.
On this and subsequent nights people in the Grafton, Fitzgerald and Early Streets area local residents saw a figure in white, almost 2m tall, with a sort of hood that had only slits for the eyes. One woman fainted at its appearance. A similar figure was later seen in various surrounding villages. 
  • Andy Roberts in UFO Brigantia 21 p12 citing Bradford Daily Telegraph 11 September 1926

Late September 1926. 2300hrs.
Airmail pilot Colin Murphy was flying his DH-4 biplane about 110km out from Salt Lake City when his plane was buzzed by a wingless cylinder about 27m long and 2.5-3m thick. Every time the thing got within 50m the plane’s engine misfired, forcing Murphy to land in a sheep pasture. As he got out and looked up the thing shot off at terrific speed to the south. 
  • Hall 1999 p.15 citing Sky Trails June 1933
  • Project 1947 citing Wayne Thompson citing Sky Trails op cit citing Journal of Richard West
  • Evaluation: The original source needs verification, as Thompson is responsible for a known hoax report. See July 5 1933 below. 

November 8 1926. (Approximate date) Evening.
HT (7) , the son of a policeman, had been sent to bed early, but sneaked out of the house to play with friends. They were playing hide and seek so he was running up Euston Street away from his friends on this dark, wet evening, when he saw an open back gate .Going in the yard he saw three figures peering into a lighted living room. The three beings, of roughly normal height were dressed in silvery grey suits seeming made of tubes of rubber, like thinner versions of the Michelin Men. They wore transparent helmets, from which tubes led to packs on their backs. The central, tallest figure, saw him and mumbled to the other two, and all turned around. The face of the largest entity resembled a large owl, covered by a wide black eyepiece divided down the centre of the mouth by a ribbed silvery piece The other two a pale “lightbulb” shaped heads and dark, slit like eyes, no obvious nose and slit like mouths. One of the creatures made a gurgling noise and all three moved towards the boy, who fled in terror. 
  • Norman Oliver in UFO Magazine 11, 4 p.24
  • Brooksmith 1995 citing Jenny Randles) (Oliver gives year as 1928)
  • Randles 1993 p14 citing investigation by Peter Hough
  • Hough and Randles 1994 p35
  • Randles and Hough 1991 p212
  • Evaluation: Another story told decades after the alleged event and at best modified by later imagery (eg “Michelin Men”)

Cuthbert Burgoyne and his wife were on a Japanese cargo boat off the coast of Mozambique (then known as Portuguese East Africa). They were watching a troop of baboons through binoculars, when they saw the baboons joined by two hominid figures between 1.2 and 1,5m tall, with brown fur, which came out of the jungle. 
  • Heuvelmans 1962 p.423


Sergeant Major Van Esch of the topological service had climbed down a cliff to get some water when he saw a humanoid creature approaching through the jungle, Van Esch hid as the thing came within 5m. He could see that it was 1.3m tall., 50cm wide at the chest. It had a long head with a dark face and prominent canine teeth and was covered in brown hair. A noise in the forest startled thing and it ran off. 
  • Freeman 2011 p18

1927. Morning.
A girl of 11 or 12 was by the banks of the Po river when she saw a bright circular object. 2-3m diameter and surrounded by an intense light, dive into the water about 7-8m away. A few minutes later it re-emerged, producing a bubbling in the water, and took off. Inside the object she saw from the neck up, a seated little humanoid. 
  • Verga 2007 p.15 citing Paolo Florino in Circolare Blitz 24,2
  • Evaluation: Only reported after 60 years

1927 Approximate date) Night.
While staying at Hillersdon House, Lady Scott awoke with a sense of horror, looked out but was unable to see anything unusual. She tried to get back to sleep again but then heard a sound like terrible screams. Looking out again she saw a tall white figure moving left to right across the veranda, as the noise got louder. Lady Scott then fainted. 
  • Codd 2013 p45

1927 Night.
Two young brothers were walking home in a remote region when they saw an aerial light approach following the contours of the ground. As it passed overhead they saw it was on the underside of a cylindrical object surmounted by a dome. It emitted a hissing sound an illuminated the area with a dazzling light, moved towards their paddock and came to rest on a hill in a neighbouring property. Next day they found an area of scorched grass 10m in diameter. Their neighbours also reported seeing the object land, its glow then fading into the darkness. 
  • Rife 2001 p.100 citing Bill Chalker in Fate September 1988 p.78
  • Basterfield 1997 p.155 citing Chalker in Fate op cit and in Clark 1992 p337
  • Bill Chalker in Evans and Spencer 1987 p190
  • Evaluation: Just where did this event take place? Basterfield says no location given in South Australia; Chalker in Evans and Spencer 1987a says Fernvale, New South Wales, but according to Google and Wikipedia, Fernvale is in Queensland

1927 2200hrs.
Two friends were walking home down a narrow country lane near Wexford when they saw a brilliant light coming round a corner. They first thought it was the lights of a car, but then it rose into the air, crossed a ditch, and did a 90 degree turn into a field and away, across a quarry and turning to follow the railway lines.. They now saw that there was no structure behind the light. 
  • Randles and Warrington 1985 p9 citing letter to Daily Express

March 1927. (or following month) Day.
A five year old boy sent out on an errand observed a bright flashing disc, 12m diameter, in the west, which approached and stopped above a house across the street 30m away. As it stopped it also stopped revolving. He saw that it was made of a smooth metallic material and on its underside was a sort of gondola in which four or five portholes appeared, through which a blue-white light appeared. After a time the object moved 30m to the right and let down a thin reflecting line resembling a glass rod or a wire from its bottom. The portholes closed, the object began to rotate again and it took off in the direction from whence it had come. Next day the boy found an oily patch where the object had hovered. 
  • Clark 1998 p.928 citing Jerome Clark and Lucius Farish in UFO Report 2, 5 p48 citing an APRO investigation in 1969

April 1927. Evening.
Kristan Jonasson saw a strange Faeroese fishing cutter or drifter, towing two boats, in one of which were two men, one dressed in white oilskins, the other black. No one was seen on board the main vessel, which was also seen by the crew of a nearby Icelandic vessel. A party was sent to board the stranger, but there was no sign of this vessel by the time they set out 15 minutes later. It had the prefix FD but the rest of the number seemed obscured. Traces were fruitless and no vessels were missing. 
  • Armstrong 1963 p32
  • Hadfield 1937 p43 citing unspecified press sources 11 May 1927

May 1927.
Mr A H W Cramer and a local woodcutter saw a bipedal creature with long hair and black skin only 10m away. The thing ran off. 
  • Freeman 2011 p18

June 1927.
At an undisclosed location Paul Startzman was walking through a gravel pit when he encountered a 60cm tall human looking figure wearing an ankle length light blue garment. The being, which came within 10m of the boy, had thick dark blonde (?) hair and his face was round and pink as though sunburnt. After some moments the creature moved off into the brush. 
  • Rife 2001 p84 citing Internet sources
  • Newton 2006
  • Evaluatio: Yet another story only reported decades after the alleged event

September 1927
Herbert Point and Adaline August were walking towards the hop pickers’ picnic site when they encountered a humanoid creature about twice the size of a man, a very broad nose and arms that almost reached down to the ground. The figure was covered in hair and stopped about 1.7m away. The couple fled. 
  • Arment 2006 p82 citing Lincoln (Neb) Star 29 July 1934

October 18 1927.
While driving through the outskirts of Bakerfield, schoolteacher Richard Sweed encountered a metallic blue-grey object, 20m in diameter, taking off from the ground. The object had openings which had protruding metallic or ceramic objects over them, resembling lenses. The machine gave off a high pitched hum as it moved off with a steady acceleration at 45 degrees. The sand where the object had stood was found to be fused. 
  • Lorenzen 1969 p.18 citing a 1959 edition of the Norwalk (Conn) Hour.

1928. (Approximate. date)
Mrs Edith Warburton saw some very tiny white figures dancing around some ferns in a plant pot. 
  • Johnson 2014 p165

1928. (Approximate date) 1945hrs.
Sidney Benton (qv) now employed as a baker’s deliveryman was returning on his horse and cart, when the horse suddenly shied and galloped, nearly upsetting him out of the cart. Looking round Sidney saw a cyclist trying to pass on the wrong side of the road. When he looked again after getting his horse back under control there was no sign of the cyclist. 
  • Nigel Watson in The News p18 citing letter from witness


A red cylindrical object, about `10m long, emitting sparks flew over the village and fell into Lake Vedlozero, going through surface ice. Local people reported seeing a 1m tall dwarf with small arms and legs and an oversized head, which would jump into the lake if approached. 
  • Mantle and Stonehill 2006 p246

1928. 2200hrs.
Bob Mitchell was out riding with two friends when they encountered a 2.1m tall creature with a human face and ape like body in a nearby clearing. The thing was covered in thick brown hair and had large feet. The creature then turned and ran into the bush at speed. 
  • Healy and Cropper 1994 p124 +2006 p40, 217 both citing Brisbane Sunday Mail [?] November 1980
  • Evaluation: Another story not revealed for more than 50 years 

April 18 1928. 0330hrs.
A police officer saw the lights of an aerial object dive into the sea between the St Nicholas light ship and the Wellington pier. The master of the St Nicholas light ship heard a sound like an engine at the same time. Searches were fruitless. 
  • Aberdeen Journal 19 April 1928 p7
  • Evaluation: Meteor 

Late April/Early May 1928. 1600hrs.
Floyd Dillon (17) was topping a slight rise on an unpaved country road in his Model T Ford, when he saw an object slowly coming into view at 25m altitude. The thing appeared to be a metallic hexagon, surmounted by an olive domed top, 7m wife, 2m high, with a riveted vertical section and a 60x 90cm window, through which he could see the head and upper body of a swarthy man in a dark blue uniform. This occupant looked down at the lad as the thing moved slowly along, swinging from side to side, before it rotated, crossed the road and shot off at terrific speed. 
  • Vallee 1991 p.147 citing his own investigation
  • Evaluation Not revealed until 50 years later 

Summer 1928. (Approximate year)
6 year old Pauline was walking with her father in Anstey Lane when they decided to rest in a field. The little girl was reading when her attention was caught by a black “scarecrow” figure with a large head and dangling arms, apparently lacking a face. When she looked again she saw a spherical object on legs by the figure. Frightened, she roused her father, but the figure and sphere had vanished 
  • Bernard Finch in FSR 15,1 p29 citing interview with the witness, by then Mrs Berger.
  • Evaluation: Only reported 40 years after the event 

July 1928. (Approximate. date)
Mr and Mrs R Carter were driving along the A30 across the Windwhistle Ridge between Chard and Crewkerne when they saw a tall, 30s woman with dark hair in a neck knot, a” calm beautiful face, and a grey “crinoline” dress cross their lights. They were sure they had hit the woman but when they got out to look there was no body and no sign of the woman. 
  • Legg et al 1974 p144 citing The Western Gazette 30 October 1964 citing back to an unidentified 1953 report

July 15 1928, 0045hrs.
Two women sat outside on this hot night saw a figure like a 1.8m tall woman, with something blue on one arm, and a light in the other walk around the School Brow area. They started to follow the figure, which then suddenly vanished. 

August 1928.
At a spot some 80km west of Tulsa Mr Stern and his sons Aaron were out driving when their car engine started to misfire. As Aaron looked under the bonnet the whole area was lit up by a terrific white light which seemed to pass over at 50m altitude and then fade and burst into many colours. Father and son stood stunned for between 15-30 minutes. When they turned the key the car worked perfectly, 
  • Wright 1998 p35 citing Aaron Stern in Fate October 1973
  • Evaluation Bolide?

October 1928 (Approximate. date) 0230hrs.
Two fireballs were observed making complex manoeuvers, including stops in concert, at very low altitude. 
  • J. B Delair citing Round Robin x, 6 p.1

October 15 1928.
A farm woman, Velma Thayer, saw an unidentified object land and short blond humanoids, 1.3-1.5m tall emerged. One stayed with her for 10 days and claimed to be from Saturn. Velma claimed that the US put a guard around the craft but it took off in the night. She became a regular contactee 
  • Bartholomew and Howard p.287 case 7 citing Cincinnati Enquirer August 1955

November 1928. (approximate date) Night.
Muchalat Harry of Nootka was bedded down for the night while on a trapping expedition when a large, male, hairy humanoid picked him up and took him to a camp some 3-5km away. The next morning he found himself surrounded by twenty such creatures of both sexes and all ages. They were in rows, males at the front, then females and finally juveniles. They prodded him and lifted up his clothing. Fearful because he had seen a pile of bones, Harry waited till many of the creatures had left in late afternoon and then fled, missing his camp and going straight his canoe in the river and paddling home. When he arrived back at Nootka he was in a state of complete mental and physical collapse, from which it took three weeks to recover. He was so shaken he never left village again and abandoned his valuable equipment. 
  • Byrne 1975 p31 citing Fr Anthony Terhaar
  • Evaluation: A second hand story

November 10 1928, 2230hrs.
A silver object, resembling an inverted bowl, came out of the north, creating panic among the herd of cattle belonging to Norman B Sable and his brother, 6.5km north of Milton. The object was about 7m in diameter and had a hump in the centre from which four equally spaced beams of light were projected. These beams did not illuminate the ground although the object was only at 6m altitude. The machine made a roaring sound as it sped passed the brothers 30-45m away at a speed equivalent to a modern jet, disappearing to the north in 12-15 seconds. 
  • Lore and Deneault 1969 p.107 citing NICAP files
  • Lucius Farish in UFO Register 7 p21 + Vallee 1966c p50 citing Hartle 1963

1929. (or following year)
A man walking from Coldwater to Greenleaf saw a ball of light come down from a fence and land in the road. The plate size thing moved slowly at ground level. The man got down on all fours and touched the thing as it went past, but he felt nothing. 
  • Bord 1989 p139 citing Forteana News 190 p20 citing Arkansas Democrat 8 July 1984

A sponge diver encountered a silvery disc shaped object which passed by him underwater back and forth. The thing had lights on it. 
  • Feindt 2010 p424 citing MUFON UFO Journal 416 p15
  • Evaluation: A tale told by the reporter’s father about someone else, a classic FOAF-tale

1929. 1925hrs.
The two Priest children (5 and 8) were in their garden when they heard an engine noise, and saw, coming over the fence from the orchard, a tiny biplane, which landed briefly, almost striking the dustbin. In the cabin was a tiny, perfectly proportioned pilot, wearing a leather flying helmet, who waved at the children. After a few seconds, the plane, which had a wing span of 30cm, took off. 
  • Gordon Creighton in FSR 16,4 p30 citing letter from Mrs I. J. Godwin (one of the children)

1929. 2115hrs.
For three consecutive evenings the Lazzari family watched a formation of reddish spheres, surrounded by a similarly coloured halo. They seemed to be 30cm in diameter and 80m away, manoeuvring in formation above a field, emitting sparks. No sound or odour was detected during the 5 minute performances, nor did the animals react. People said the lights were the ghosts of three recently deceased brothers and got a priest to exorcise the place 
  • Edourdo Russo citing Boncompagni et al 1974 p.80

1929. Night.
Two young people sitting on a bridge near Deer Abbey heard a swishing sound and saw a tall figure dressed in a sort of robe or cloak walk past. Its face was just a grey blur and they heard no sound of footsteps. 
  • Adams 1998 p131

February 1929. Night.
A family visiting the area saw three objects like boats on the water. They were rocking violently although the water was calm and were accompanied by several lights moving close to water level. A local man told the witnesses that it was an omen of death 
  • Roger Sandell citing Fate UK November 1973

April 1929.
Two sisters were driving in open country on the Swindon-Hungerford Road when, on climbing a hill they saw what looked like a dark limousine cross the road ahead of them. They slowed, assuming they were reaching a crossroads but none was in sight. 
  • O’ Donnell 1948 p.66 citing Morning Post 25 February 1930

June 12 1929, 2300hrs.
Lewis Brosseau was coming home to Fermeneuve from a trip to the south, when he observed a black, cloudy object, illuminated by a yellowish internal light on a hill side. He pushed on his horse, fearing a thunderstorm. He dismounted to cross a bridge, and led him horse up the hill. All went well until he got within 45m of the object, whereupon he heard a confused noise which panicked his horse such that when he loosened his grip to open the gates, the animal fled. He saw that the object was a disk, around which a group of 4-5 small men were running in a radius of 6m. The object rose rapidly with a purring sound, passing over him at 80kph, illuminating both him and the ground, and with a rush of air and slight trembling of the ground. As the object passed over, he heard a small voice, followed by a loud voice as if someone were arguing. The object flew off in the direction of Lac des Journalistes. The object was circular, 15m in diameter and had windows which emitted a light like moonlight. There were dark protuberances around the circumference, about 1m apart. The beings wore yellow-white suits. 
  • Saucers Space and Science 54 p10 citing Le Semaine Illustree 23 September 1968 and Henri Bordeleau first hand investigation
  • Vallee case 46 citing Phen Spax December 1968
  • Musgrave 1979 p40 case 5 citing Bordeleau 1969 p11 again citing his first hand investigation

Summer 1929. (Approximate year) Afternoon.
9 year old Ellen was playing outside on an overcast afternoon when she was dazzled by a flash of light. Looking up she saw a dirigible shaped object with numerous portholes over a nearby oak tree. She was rooted to the spot as small beings with “distorted” bodies and helmets on their heads, wearing metallic suits of a difficult to describe grey-blue colour, came from an opening in the underside of the object floated towards her about 9-12m, above the ground. They then returned to the object which disappeared on the spot. During the experience everything seemed to stop. She developed a fear that she had caught some disease from the beings, and was afraid to be alone for some time afterwards. 
  • Budd Hopkins in MUFON UFO Journal 158 p4-first hand investigation

July 1929.
Five people, including Einar Rostivold, saw a huge ball of light, giving off fiery colours 25km from Rosbart. It landed slowly and vanished gradually after illuminating the whole countryside for five minutes. 
  • Vallee Case 47 citing Fate January 1958

July 25 1929.
A thing like a huge gorilla was seen in the woods near here 
  • Taylor 2011 p9
  • Clark 2003a p138 citing Washington Post 26 July 1929

Summer 1929 or following year. 0200hrs.
A woman going to visit a friend found that she was being pursued by a bright red-orange ball that seemed to be getting closer. At her friend’s they both watched through a ground fall window as the sphere remained stationary just above the porch, while her dog became agitated. Next morning the object had gone but found what looked like glowing ashes at the spot, gradually cooling. 
  • Verga 2007 p.16 citing Fabrizio Zo in Gli Arcani 5, 53 p.46

Summer 1929. (or following month) 1400hrs.
At a place called Piscicolo, a girl working in a field looked up a saw white spherical light in the sky, which then descended vertically to within a few centimetres of the ground, dimming as it did so. At the same time a sort of opening appeared in the centre of the sphere. After a few seconds a woman, dressed in “sumptuous” clothes, like those of the 19th century, emerged, and inside the sphere two or three small beings were moving slowly about and peeping out. The strange woman glided toward the girl, her feet not touching the ground, then turned left and was lost in the trees. The frightened girl crossed herself and then ran to get her father. When he arrived at the site he detected a smell of roses. The girl later compared the clothes worn by the woman to those of a stature of the Virgin in the local church. 
  • Verga 2007 p.16 citing Mysterium January/February 2002 p.66

1930 (Approximate date) Afternoon
At Rosennano in this commune, a woman tending sheep saw a red object emitting rays of light descend from the sky, frightening the sheep. Damaged, perhaps even flattened stones were found at the site. It was supposed to have been investigated by a priest and a geologist in the 1950s.
  • Verga 2007 p.17 case 30002 citing Bianchini and Cappelli 1996 p.7 citing letters 

1930. (Approximate date) 2100hrs.
Mr MB was on a road about 40m before an intersection with the road leading to the local hotel, when saw a little man emerging from a ditch. He was 1.3m tall and travelled without moving his legs, sliding along the ground. After crossing the road the little man suddenly disappeared on the spot. 
  • Alain Gamard + Alberto Rosales citing Jean D’ Aigure in LDLN 130 p14

1930. (Approximate date) 2130hrs.
Alexander Irvine and a friend were walking in Smiddy Lane when they saw a white light like a meteor. This light brightened and in it a number of figures could be seen moving slowly along the lane.. It was regarded locally as the prevision of a nun’s death. 
  • MacGregor 1955 p200

1930 (Approximate. date) Night.
Mr Fenner was driving along the Rugby-Coventry road saw powerful lights on what looked like a large vehicle coming towards him. The thing did not swerve and Fenner feared a collision. He saw what looked like a white grinning face and then found himself driving on unharmed. He looked back but there was no sign of the vehicle. 
  • O’Donnell 1948 p67 citing direct from Fenner

Melba Cullen (12) was picking wild flowers in the bush, by the Maria River, 10km, south of Kempsey, when she heard footsteps behind her ands turned to see a hairy humanoid about 2m tall stood by a stump. It had dog hair length tan coloured hair.
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p42, 218 cas53 citing witness in Macleay Argus 25 September 1976 + investigation by Paul Cropper 15 July 2001

Mr N Hambly was out shooting foxes when he saw a animal he thought was a bear above the Terrangong Swamp. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p218 case 54 citing Moss Vale Post 25 April 1930 citing an undated issue of Kiama Independent

A 15 year old girl saw a 60cm tall bald, shiny, pink creature with large ears, a slit mouth, large bulbous eyes and small hands. Her father wrapped the creature in a net and put it outside. 
  • Basterfield 1997 p136 citing Perth UFO Research Group
  • Bord 1989 p147 citing West Mail (Perth) 25 December 1982
  • Evaluation: Reported when the woman was 67, distorted memory of some animal. Or perhaps just a newspaper ghost story.

1930. 0600hrs.
Lucille Harbour had just wakened and was reaching for the alarm clock when she saw a black hooded figure bending over her, its featureless face no more than 15cm away. The thing then floated away through a table and a closed door 
  • Evans 2002 p50 citing letter from witness in Fate August 1964 p61

1930. Day.
A child saw a disc shaped object, later thought to be like a hovercraft, come close to the ground. A ladder descended and two small beings in shiny suits emerged. One of them pointed something like a wand at the child, who lost consciousness. 
  • Swords 2005 p.132 citing John Timmerman

1930.   Evening.
Donald MacDougall was walking home, when at a standing stone at an angle in the road, he saw a light in the distance, travelling across a field. He assumed it was a bicycle light of a farm worker, but arriving found he had still not arrived. 
  • MacGregor 1955 p219

1930. Evening.
Two boys Raymundo Carvalho (10) and his friend Adelino saw a ball of smoke in the cemetery and went to investigate but were unable to gain entrance. On the way back in the direction of Madureira they came across a clesring with mango trees. Adelino went to get a mango he had shot from the tree with his catapult but on doing so encountered a being dressed in a one piece suit with webbed feet. The frightened boys ran off.
  • Boaventura 2015 p35 citing investigation by himself and Walter L Barbosa in 1987 (talking to witness Raymundo only)

1930. Evening.
Colonel Hambridge, a guest at Bradshaw Hall saw a figure dressed in a long piece of clothing walking slowly along an upstairs passage, making no noise as it did so. There was no such person in the hall. 
  • Underwood 1978a p48

1930 Night.
A couple asleep in their isolated cottage were awoken by a light streaming into their bedroom through the slats in the blinds. Opening the window and looking out they saw a white circular thing with two square openings which resembled huge eyes. From its underside came a sort of column. The thing crossed their lawn in an up down motion which gave the impression that it was walking. It then took off towards a dam, but then returned and circled several times. The man fired some shots at it with his pistol but without effect. The wife developed a rash the next day but it cleared up in a few days’ time. The formerly lush grass in the area turned a dead grey. 
  • Granchi 1995 p11:
  • Rutkowski 2010 p.71
  • Rutkowski 2008 p129

1930 Night.
A man on an exploration party became separated from his companions after following some monkeys and settled into a tree for the night, 40m from a clearing. He was disturbed by the noise of something approaching, and saw, by the starlight, an upright figure like a man. It was black and thick set and emitted a fearsome roar. The man shot at it several times, forcing it to retreat by dawn 
  • Heuvelmans 1962 p.326

1930. 2350hrs.
A naval captain was driving from Guines to Havana when his headlights caught a small figure in the centre of the road. Thinking it was a lost child, he stopped. Because it was now in shadow, he could only make out that it was about 90cm tall and muscular. He tried to pick up the thing but found that it was rock like and too heavy to lift. He fled the scene. 
  • Bord 1997 p69 citing Robiou 1979

January 1930. (Approximate date)
Leonard Hewlins (14) observed a fiery object, making a noise like a waterfall, travelling east to west at 15m altitude, The sky was dark but very clear. 
  • John Llewellyn in FSR 13,5 p15

February 1930. (Approximate. date)
Three people driving towards Frant on the road from Lamberhurst, through a wooded area saw what looked like a car parked on the side of the road about 150m ahead. After some moments the thing just vanished. There were no turn offs at the site. 
  • O’ Donnell 1948 p67 citing letter in Morning Post 21 February 1930

Spring 1930. Night.
Near Villazon on this cold night, a shepherd was rounding up his flock when the surroundings were illuminated by a bright light and his dog, frightened, ran to his side. The man hid behind trees as a brilliant object descended over the area, scattering the animals in all directions. As the light dimmed, he was able to see four small human like figures, moving over the fields at terrific speed, and making leaps as though they were floating in air. Suddenly the light and figures vanished. The witness became a local psychic, healer and prophet. 
  • Rosales citing Gaceta Ovni
  • Evaluation: Source unclear, another tale told decades after the event?

May 1930. Day.
Mr and Mrs J. T Rankin and their daughters Katherine and Margaret (or Mary) saw a dark, top shaped object 12m wide, land in their garden on Pearson Street. The inside of the thing seemed hollow and through a window the family could see the head and shoulders of a figure wearing a dark, tight fitting suit and helmet. Five to ten minutes later the object ascended rapidly and disappeared. 
  • Clark 1998 p.211 + Rosales citing HUMCAT citing George Fawcett
  • Evaluation: Story not revealed until 1975

Late May/June 1931 (or 1929-1933)
A shepherd Shagir Zagureyev was sheltering from the rain under a rocky overhang and encountered three hairy hominids, two female and one male. Shagir left them alone and left the spot. However by early morning other shepherds had seen the things and were panicking. A group of about 10-15 men, led by village chief Talib Kumyshev went to investigate and saw the three creatures. They had humanoid faces but with short flat noses, slanted eyes sand receding jaws. Their bodies were covered with hair and they wore bits of a shepherd’s cape around the waist. They had bowed legs and splayed toes. 
  • Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman in CFZ Yearbook 1999 p16 citing Jean-Marie Koffman citing Talib Kumyshev

June 2 1930.
Three motorists from Detroit who ran out of petrol encountered an ape like creature on the town border. Two nights later a farmer in that area, John Landoll and his two adult sons saw the thing squatting in their garden. There were other witnesses. 
  • Arment 2006 p239 citing Helena (Mont) Independent + Elyria Chronicle-Telegram+ Lima News + Coshocton Tribune all 7 June 1930 + Athens Messenger June 1930 + Elyria Chronicle Telegram 9 June 1930 + Coshocton Tribune 12 June 1930

June 10 1930. Afternoon.
An aerial machine was reported to have entered the sea between Bournemouth and Swanage. Searches were fruitless and no planes were reported missing. 
  • Nigel Watson citing Grimsby Daily Telegraph 11 June 1957
  • Evaluation: Possibly the Calshot-Plymouth sea plane which passed over the area at the time

June 26 1930.
The mayor, Liman Clark encountered an ape like creature on the edge of a grove. Attempts to get a dog to chase the thing away were unsuccessful. 
  • Arment 2006 p244 citing Zanesville Signal 29 June 1930

Summer 1930.
A boy was walking home through the woods after a swim, when he suddenly encountered several whitish beings larking around. They had no facial features and they did not seem to notice the boy watching them. The lad then walked away from them. 
  • Rosales citing Paranormal, your true tales November 2003
  • Evaluation: This one is told 70+ years after the alleged event

Summer 1930.
13 year old Philip was walking back from the beach across the sand dunes, when he encountered an entity of average height covered by reddish brown hair. The lower part of its body was covered by a sort of silver foil. The lad fled. Two days previously he had seen a fireball in the sky, apparently landing. 
  • NUFON News 176 p.14 citing investigation by NLUFOIG
  • Evaluation: Tale told 67 years after the event when the alleged witness was 80.

Summer 1930. Early hours.
A man woke up in his top floor flat to see, less than 60cm away, a huge man dressed a shining gold suit, like armour. His face was covered with a visor, except for his long and large nose. On his neck was a chain with an elaborate design from which hung a large black cross, in the centre of which was an agate. After a few minutes the figure vanished. 
  • Wales 1992 p14
July 30 1930.
Mrs Rucker saw an ape like creature coming in through her back door, alerting her husband who also saw the thing. The couple fled. 
  • Arment 2006 p245 citing Elyria Chronicle-Telegram 30 July 1930

August 1930.
At a place called Montebenichi an old woman hanging out washing she had washed in the creek heard a loud noise and felt a gust of wind. Something like a spinning top landed 20m away, an opening appeared in the lower part from which a ladder descended, and two 1m tall beings came down. They walked around the woman several times, uttering “twittering” sounds. They then took socks from the rope where they were hanging and went back into their craft, which then took off with a hissing sound. 
  • Verga 2007 16 case 3001 citing Il Picolo 27 March 1990 + Fabrizio Massi in Il Giornale dei Misteri 152 p5 + 165 p13
  • Ricci and Boncompagni in OVNI Presence 31 p8 all citing a letter by Edoaordo Lavacchi who claimed to have heard the story from the woman in 1930
  • Evaluation: Little more than a rumour at best; probably an imitative hoax based on the 1954 Cennina case

August 26, 1930. Afternoon.
Six men (George Cain, Joseph Farley, Charles Curtan, Donald Jirles, Lane and Allen Moss ) changing a truck tyre in a remote location 5km southeast of Cambridge saw an ape like creature moving about in the trees making guttural sounds. They fled the scene. They had been alerted by a roaring sound like thunder. At one point the thing came to the ground thumping its chest with its arms 
  • Arment 2006 p248 citing Newark Advocate 28 August 1930 + Cambridge Jeffersonian 27 August 1930

August 28 1930.
During an intense electrical storm occupants of a house saw a figure resembling a robed monk 
  • Codd 2006 p42

Fall 1930. 1400hrs.
Mr Collins heard a loud humming sound coming from behind a knoll. On investigating a saw a large aluminium coloured domed disc on the ground about 20m away, glowing slightly. Two beings, about 1m tall, wearing green overalls, and helmets, were collecting soil samples. They re-entered the craft, which took off as the humming sound increased. It then disappeared into the distance. 
  • Rosales citing UFOCAT citing Richard Hall

October 3 1930, 2100hrs.
The crew of a fishing vessel saw a pattern of lights that resembled the lights of steam approaching from about 1,.5km away, coming close and then turning away and fading. They saw these lights again some hours later, off in the distance. No steam vessel actually had been in the locality. 
  • Diane E Goldstein in Goldstein, Grider and Thomas 2007 p68

Late 1930.
Local residents reported being stopped by something like a tall woman standing on the road, 200m south of the cross roads known as Swan Corner. The woman would just vanish on the spot. Other people saw the figure of a woman in a nurses’ uniform lying in the road 
  • Ludlam 1967 p114

November 17 1930. Night.
Farmer Mr C Willams encountered a hairy humanoid at close range. Tracks were found. Other people also reported the thing. 
  • Arment 2006 p154 citing Albert Lea (Minn) Evening Tribune + Lincoln (Neb) Star both 18 April 1930

Winter 1930. Late night.
On this cold night a family were awoken by the barking of their dogs, and they dressed and went out to see what was the matter. They saw the figure of a man standing by the roadside fence. Despite the sub-zero temperature, this figure was only wearing a tuxedo and white shirt, looking at the witnesses and their dogs. As the witnesses walked towards him to see what he wanted, the stranger backed up along the dirt road. Two of the men in the family followed him, but no matter how fast they walked, they could never catch up with the stranger, so they gave up and returned home. The figure was never seen again. 
  • Rosales citing Paranormal about Com June 2003
  • Evaluation Another tale told decades later

December 1930. Night.
As Mr Stoneham was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road, he saw a black mist approach him. In it was an object of indeterminate shape. As the mist seemed to envelope his lorry, projections resembling luminous hands seemed to grasp at him. 
  • O’Donnell 1948 p66 citing Bristol Evening Times and Echo 23 December 1930

1931 +/-1 year. Evening.
Mr J R saw in a courtyard 5-8m away a dwarf only 50-60m tall, dressed in a grey uniform. When the little thing saw the witness, it turned and scurried off into the night, running on its little legs. 
  • Erix Zurcher in LDLN195 p26 citing D Duquesnoy

1931 (or following year)
At a remote spot something like a train was seen travelling at speed through a forest where there was no railway. 
  • Haining 2008 p26 citing Morning Post 3 Oct 1933
  • Lancashire Evening Post 5 Oct 1933 p6

A number of people reported a man running in front of their vehicles and then disappearing. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p114

A 9 year old boy saw something he thought was a nun, lacking feet and with just a blur for a face, pass into a car and fade away. 
  • Adams 1998 p132

Members of an artic aerial survey team led by Prof Moltschanov photographed an object resembling a Dornier monoplane resting on the ice in the NE part of the island. No clue to its identity was forthcoming 
  • John Keel in FSR 16, 4 p.10 citing New York Times 22 + 27 August 1931

Yakov Tabunshikov saw a strange transparent globe, about 2m diameter, with no engine visible, floating between his house and that of a neighbour about 40m away. Inside the sphere there was a man sitting as if on an invisible chair. The being wore red clothing and had a large red beard and thick long red hair, and his face was wrinkled. The being started ahead with a fixed, emotionless expression, ignoring Yakov. The sphere drifted away and vanished from sight. 
  • Rosales citing investigation by Mikhail Gershtein + Anton Anfalov

1931.  0700hrs.
At an unnamed mountain village a 14 year old youth, looking after his cattle, encountered a man meditating. The stranger indicated that he was from another world. The witness was taken on board a large object where there were others meditating. There he was placed on a golden chair and given fruit to eat, and then shown rooms made of a strange kind of gold. He was shown a sort of mirror with images on it and given apocalyptic prophecies about earthquakes etc. 
  • Cutchin 2015 p56 citing UFO Evidence website
  • Evaluation: Tale told by grandson of the alleged witness in 2005, clearly influenced by both tradition and modern UFO lore 

1931 Night.
A couple awoke on a number of occasions to see a smiling Chinese head in their bedroom. It then just vanished.
  • Rosales citing Raoul Robe’s catalogue

1931. Afternoon.
Three aboriginal girls on an epic journey from the Moore River Native Settlement to Jingalong were hiding in a thicket during a storm when they heard powerful footsteps and a huge humanoid rushed past them from out the scrub. 
  • Pilkington, Rabbit Proof Fence p84

1931. 1720hrs.
Jose Florencio, a small boy aged about 8 or 9, was walking home to the Julio Vitorino farm after a playing football down the Sampaio Peixoto Street in the Cambui district, when he saw a circular grey object, making a sound like that of a refrigerator, descend to within 60cm of the ground, 1m away. A ladder descended from the object came a human like being dressed in green. The stranger was 1.6m tall, had dark skin, a thin face with a small mouth, blonde hair and blue eyes and spoke a language the boy could not understand. The visitor ushered Jose into the object via a hatch which was closed by a wheel. Jose was taken to a room with a lot of controls, some of which were operated by a woman who appeared to be the pilot and who tried to calm Jose down. He was then taken to a back room where he was given a medical and then was strapped into a wall compartment as the thing when on a trip into outer space. Eventually he was returned to the place he had been taken. 
  • Boaventura 2015 p56 citing investigation (July 2010) by the author and Jose C Rocha Vieira and Pablo Villarrubia Mauso

1931 Evening.
Men working the generators at the Northern State Power Company power station saw a sort of cloud appear above the generator, in which their appeared the image of bejewelled woman lying on a couch. This was seen for about 20 seconds before it faded away. 
  • Steiger 1974 p136 citing Fay Clark)
  • Evaluation A third hand story told decades after the alleged even

January 1931 (Approximate date) Night.
At an unspecified location, Helge Ericsson observed a purplish light which descended to ground level, then disappeared. About a dozen very small men with large heads were also seen, walking along the hard snow, talking to themselves in a unknown language. These vanished into the light. Helge also noticed a strong chemical smell in the area. 
  • J. B. Delair citing Canadian UFO Report 2, 7 p4 citing Scandinavian UFO Information:
  • Rosales citing Elin Graeper in Canadian UFO Report 2, 8

March 21 1931 2100hrs.
The coast watcher saw a light approaching, as if an aircraft trying to land. The light approached and then moved off to the south, Searches were fruitless. 
  • Western Morning News + Dundee Chronicle + The Scotsman all 23 March 1931 + Aberdeen Journal 24 March 1931

Late March 1931.
A man driving from Cannes to its suburb of La Brocca saw a sort of “waterfall of light” in the road,. This seemed to rip part and revealed a woman dressed in a green and white robe, with a blue belt at her waist. This woman came towards the witness with her arms outstretched, she then rose from the earth and joined a sort of round cloud, which moved off, becoming oval as it did so. 
  • Eric Zurcher in LDLN 195 p26 citing ADEPS 13 citing investigation by Mr Julien

May 1931, 1630hrs.
Mr Pasquale Masale and a friend, out horse riding, had dismounted to admire the view at Nuragh Trudumeddu when a spherical object like a brand new soccer ball emerged from the partially blocked entrance of the prehistoric dolmen that gave the place its name. The object was travelling west to east at 1m altitude and 15-20kph. It passed across the field and entered a thick clump of undergrowth, which parted before it, then sprang back into place. Masala was unable to overtake it and was called back by the terrified calls of his companion. 
  • Mary Boyd in FSR 20,3 p21
  • Eduardo Russo citing Boncompagni et al 1974 p.61 citing Il Giornale dei Misteri 19 p8
  • Verga 2007 p.18 (3101) citing op cit + Giorni 11 May 1977 + Gianfranceshi 1977 p.182 + Il Giornale dei Misteri 114 p8 + UFO-INFO 48 p.17

June 1931. (Approximate date) Morning.
While taking the cattle up to the alpine pastures of Mr Erebus, Talib Kumyshev was alerted by one of his shepherds, Shagir Zagureyev that there were humanoid creatures under some rocks. Talib was sceptical but on investigating in a group of 15 people, they encountered three humanoid creatures under a rock. One, the largest appeared to be male, the other two female. They had short, flattened noses, broad cheeks and slating eyes and their bodies were covered with hair. Their legs were short and bowed and terminated by spread out feet. They wore rags around the waist. Talib got within 1m of them, without their reacting but their appalling smell deterred him from approaching closer. After 90 to 120 minutes Talib left the scene. 
  • Bayanov 1996 p25

July 1931. 2200hrs.
A group of people including Guillermo Vicencio Sanguinetti, were on the dock when they heard the sound of a ship dropping anchor. A fog which had gripped the area then cleared and they saw an illuminated ship 50-60m long. There were people on the deck who seemed to be having a party. The group rowed out to this ship but as they did so the fog descended again, and when it once more cleared the vessel had disappeared. 
  • Evans and Huyghe 2000 p38 citing Jorge Anfruns Extreterrestres en Chile El Triunfo, 1996

August 1931
A woman and her eldest daughter saw a group of 45cm high, apparently female figures, dressed in transparent gowns dancing in her garden.
  • David Lazell in Fortean Times 71 p41 + Shuker 1996 p.24 both citing John O’London’s June 1933.

August 1931. (Approximate month) 1700hrs.
Ranch foreman Don Jennings was cultivating a field with a pack of mules at the Floyd Wheat Ranch, this field being about 5lm from the ranch house. His muiles became reluctant to approach a fence in the corner of a field 90m from a hill and he was unable to get them to within 8m of the fence. On the second circuit he stopped and when the noise of his cultivator had ceased he became aweare of a strange musical sound from the fence. He heard this until he stopped work at 1700. As he was leading the mules through the gate, over 800m from the hill, he saw a silver oblong object 15-30m in diameter rise from behind the hill at great speed, disappearing in 3 or 4 seconds. He was ridiculed for his story but later found that several other people had seen the same thing, their story getting into the local paper. 
  • Win Churchill in Official UFO December 1976 p.37 direct from the witness

August 29 1931.
Two little girls saw a strange ugly woman by stream. Two days later they saw something like a monkey there, which then turned into the same woman, who claimed to speak only Basque. The girls took one of their father’s, a furniture maker, to the place, but he saw nothing, but the girls heard her say she had come from the sea shore to kill them. On September 1, the girls saw the old woman accompanied by a girl in a low cut short skirted outfit, with a painted face, who said she came from the beach at Marichu. When the furniture maker made the sign of the cross, this figure vanished just leaving the old woman Later they both appeared together, coming out of the water. Then on the 2nd the girls saw a figure they identified with the Virgin, the devil and temptation, and what looked like a procession of coffins. 
  • Christian 1996 p16

October 10 1931.
A fiery blimp shaped object, 30-50m long flew over the river at 100m altitutude and then apparently crashed in the hills south of Gallipolis Ferry. The thing seemed to buckle before the crash and four figures were seen to parachute out. Searches were fruitless. 
  • Gross 1976 p.45 citing New York Times 11 October 1931 p.26 + New York Times 12 Oct 1931 p21
  • Berlitz 1989 citing Gallipolis Daily Tribune 12 Oct 1931

November 1931. Night.
A motorist driving up Garrowby Hill in misty conditions saw a huge object approaching. He thought it was a bus or lorry, but as it got closer he realised that it was soundless and going at great speed, forcing him to swerve out of the way. When he looked back the thing had disappeared. It was rumoured to be the ghost of a bus which had crashed in August. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p113
  • Whitaker 1989 p127]
  • Evaluation: Appears to lack contemporaneous documentation, not reported in Yorkshire Evening Post

December 6 1931.
Something like a parachute was seen to descend in a thickly wooded area. Searches were fruitless and no aviator was missing. 
  • Gross 1976 p.45 citing New York Times 6 December 1931 p.31A + 7 Dec 1931 p.4

1932. (Approximate date) 
Ace Cocker was ting on his porch while his sister hung out the washing. As Ace went to go back inside he was confronted with a large hairy humanoid. Ace rushed inside and when he looked out the thing had gone. 
  • Blackburn 2012 p50
  • Evaluation: Told by a friend of Cocker’s almost 40 years later.

A woman recalled that when she was a girl of 12 a large flying object flew over and landed in a potato field behind this village. Soon afterwards small beings with brown-green skin and sallow complexions began to visit the village. One seen close up had a slim boyish figure whose hands lacked thumbs and feet lacked toes. There was a taller leader who would talk and joke with the locals, as though communicating by telepathy, and would stay with this woman’s aunt. The other beings would enter the houses and take things, and conduct medical experiments on the inhabitants and their livestock. They brought with them fantastical alien pets, including a huge elephant-like thing, this was used to carry machinery used to remove grain. The people left because of all of this and local officials were imprisoned for sabotage owning to the missing grain and cheese. 
  • Rosales citing Anton Anfalov Chimeras of the X Location citing investigation by Valery Kukushkin
  • Evaluation: Clearly this is a tale told decades after the alleged events. It appears to be the girl/woman’s way of dealing with the depredations of the countryside by Stalinist officials by placing them in a sort of fairy tale context, with references to later film imagery
Miss Yarrow the teenage daughter of the caretaker of the Library and Museum saw a young man with a “pleasant face” in an upper corridor. When she challenged him, the figure just went through the closed door at the end of the passage. When the room was open there was no sign of the man. 
  • Green 1980 p14

While hunting crocodiles prospector Bert Bagnall looked up and saw an ape like thing on the opposite bank. It ran off into the bush. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p219 case 56 citing Tony Lambert in People 28 July 1992

1932. Early morning.
(ZHYTOMYR : UKRAINE : then part of the USSR)
On a number of occasions strange beings resembling humans but with legs directly connected to their waists and fiery pulsating upper bodies were seen by local people. After seeing these “lights” people died or left the region never to return.
  • Rosales citing Yaroslav Sochka of UFODOS
  • Evaluation: Another sort of fairy tale retelling the murders and deportations of the Stalin terror years?

1932. Night.
A youth was walking home along an alley when he saw a short figure ahead of him, Thinking it was a lost child he caught up with it, only to find that it was a very thin being 1m tall with long arms, dressed in light coloured tight fitting overalls and an opaque helmet. When the two were about 1m apart, the figure bent down. It seemed to be featureless. The lad ran away in terror. 
  • Rosales citing Figuet and Ruchon 1979 citing Raoul Robe’s catalogue

1932. Night.
Elizabeth Henderson and her father both saw a robed and hooded figure, surrounded by a sort of smoke. There were no facial features visible but it gave the impression of staring at them and giving off a feeling of great sorrow. They both ran outside. Regarded as an omen of Elizabeth’s grandfather’s death. 
  • Evans 2002 p43 citing a letter in Fate Novemebr 1973 p54

January 21 1932.
In an area some 8km north of here, John McCandless heard a moaning sound heard a moaning sound and encountered a bestial looking humanoid, covered in hair or mud on all fours. Others reported seeing the thing but searches were fruitless. 
  • Clark and Coleman 1978 p65

February 25 1932. Night.
William Nuttall was attacked by a 2m tall biped with a round,hairyy head and four tusks. The thing tore his shirt. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p219 case 58 citing The Argus 27 February 1932

March 1932. Afternoon.
A group of goat herders, including Manuel Gimenez Junquera were in the hills outside Cadiz when they heard a loud noise and felt a strong wind, as if whirlwind was approaching. The men hid in the grass as the goats panic. They saw a sort of glassy round object, emitting strong air blasts from its underside, disturbing the dust, pass overhead and land. They saw that it was like two soup plates, rim to rim, with a row of windows around its edge, and was 15m in diameter. It landed near Manuel and he saw two huge beings emerge from it. After 15 minutes they returned to their craft, which took off and flew away. 
  • Rosales citing Chris Aubeck

March-April 1932 (or following year) 1400hrs.
A boy observed an object about 30cm in diameter that came within 1.2m. A whitish mist appeared between him and the object. He felt dazed and had a tightness in his chest. That night he felt unwell and developed large white blisters on his hands, which burst during the night and next day, secreting a clear watery fluid. The boy then felt better. 
  • Basterfield 1981 p67 + 1997 p.136 citing letter from the witness in UFO Research Queensland Newsletter Contact 53

June 1932. Late Evening.
Farmer Reuben Knight went onto the porch of his farm, from 5km from Wattsburg, when he observed a bright speck of light emerge from out of the scrub 400m to the south. It appeared to grey in size as it advanced towards him, coming within 1.2m. It now appeared as a blue sphere 35cm in diameter. It circled him and returned to the woods on a steady course at 55-65kph. After being in the woods 6 to 8 seconds it re-emerged and performed the same manoeuvres . Reuben called his wife, who saw the sphere when it performed for a third time 
  • Lore and Deneault 1969 p.109 + Clark 1998 p.931 citing letter from Knight to NICAP 2 August 1965

June 1932 1700hrs.
Leo Dworshak (12) and his brother Michael were exploring a grassy hilltop near their farm when Michael saw a silvery object, larger than a barn, about 1km away in the valley below. The thing was composed of a rotating outer and static inner section, the former having multi-coloured lights. As the boys descended towards the thing, they found themselves stopped by a “force field”. They continued to watch from a distance as the lights went out, the rotation stopped and a sort of ramp came down from an opening. Down this came three beings, wearing coveralls. They stood by the thing for a few minutes and then re-entered. The boys left. A couple of weeks later the boys were in the valley when they saw a flying machine descend. As it did so the area seemed strangely still. This time 6 beings, wearing one piece slacks, emerged from the thing and picked up things from the ground. After more than an hour the boys went home for supper. They encountered the thing and its smooth face crew, dressed in jump suits on a number of later occasions and eventually sometime in October, the beings let the boys onto their craft, including the bedrooms, automatic toilet and laboratory. They spoke to the boys in German and English and claimed to be from a distant galaxy. Leo claimed many later contacts. 
  • Good 2013 p.1 citing Dworshak 2003

August 1932. 1800hrs.
Helen Done and her daughter Carol were on their way back from a picnic, when on a narrow footpath, they were forced to step aside for a tall, stooping figure dressed in tattered clothing and a black hat. It seemed to fall sideways and vanish. 
  • MacGregor 1959 p.145

Autumn 1932. Night. 
A man walking by the colliery railway through the village heard a series of metallic clangs and then saw “a face in mid air...horribly twisted and scarred and they eyes blazed in a terrible and eerie way”. He then heard a terrific roaring sound and fled. Other people were said to have had similar experiences. 
  • Lulham 1967 p61

Autumn 1932. Night.
John MacDougall saw a strange light at low level. Suspecting a light held by an intruder he followed and almost reached it, but as he did so, it disappeared. 
  • MacGregor 1955 p215

September 14 1932. (Approximate date) 2300hrs.
Mr Adams Jnr was returning home 5km west of Roscoe when he saw an animal in an apple tree, and called his father Glen to help investigate. The thing swung down to the ground and they could see that it was an ape like creature, about 1.2m tall, with a sort of chain around its neck. Their police dog was unwilling to tackle this thing, which eventually went back into the woods. There were a number of other witnesses, including Homer Goodin who shot at it without sucesss. 
  • Arment 2006 p250 citing Coshocton Tribune 20 September 1932+ Mansfield News + Lima News both 21 Septemeber 1932 + Van Wert Daily Bulletin + Zanesville Signal both 22 Septemeber 1932 + Zanesville Times Recorder + Coshocton Tribune both 23 Septemeber 1932 + Zanesville Times Recorder 24 September 1932

October 1932, 1900hrs.
Five people in a car driving to their parents’ house in Joliette saw, close to the cemetery at the entrance of the town, a giant 2.7m tall who walked uprightly and regularly. He walked across the cemetery and reached the road at about the same time as the car, striding over the enclosure, which was 1.05m high, but which only reached half way up the giant’s leg. The being wore a white overall and gloves of a similar texture. The witnesses could not see his face, as the terrified driver accelerated away from the being which was only 1.8m from the car. The being crossed the road without stopping in a manner which they compared to an astronaut on the moon. The witnesses were sure that the being was too well proportioned to be a hoaxer on stilts. 
  • Alain Gamard citing Ouranous NS 9 24 + Musgrave 1979 p.41 case 6, both citing first hand investigation by Claude MacDuff and Phillipe Blaquire

November 1932.
Several people in a sub-let house in Fieldhead Terrace saw the figure of a man 1.8m tall, wearing a long coat, which would disappear. All sorts of odd noises were heard 
  • Ludlam 1967 p124

November 5 1932.  Night.
Tom Horner and Arthur Wright were driving between York and Wetherby near Long Marston on this damp, misty night, when a bus approached from the other side. The two sets of headlights illuminated three men on the road, about 20-30m away, forcing them to slow. When the bus passed and the two men dimmed their car lights they realised that the three men were nowhere to be seen and a search was fruitless. They men appeared to be wearing large hats, plum coloured things like cloaks and leggings. 
  • Bennett 1939 from the witnesses

November 18 1932. 2350hrs.
Mrs Turpin of the Anchor Hotel was awakened by a loud noise and looking out of the window saw a shiny, silvery, luminous aerial object that seemed to dive into a local lake. It was also seen by Mr D Mylon who had also heard an engine sound. The next night Jack Davies saw a sort of luminous aircraft with red and green lights heading down to the ground. The lake was dredged without success. Locals attributed it to the ghost of a plane which had crashed in the area two years before. 
  • Gloucester Citizen 21 November 1932 p11

November 29 1932. Evening.
A group of teenagers and children from two families saw a sort of luminosity on a railway bridge above a small shrine. Over following weeks they had various experiences with a woman dressed in blue and white, lit as if by an interior light bulb. There was identification with the Virgin and the usual religious homilies. 
  • McClure 1983 p87

December 8 1932, 2345hrs.
On this rainy night Regina Santos Nunez and Josefa Gonzalez Vazquez saw a luminous melon shaped object, of an texture resembling a ball of yarn. As it descended it fragmented in a huge explosion, which caused lights across the town to go out and structural damage. 
  • Ballester 1976 p1 citing Ignacio Darnaude in LDLN 122 p22
  • Evaluation Ball lightning? Or meteorite exploding?

December 29 1932.
A man observed a silent aerial object with flashing lights swoop down and disappear behind a treeline just off the road near New Brunswick. Searches were fruitless. 
  • Gross 1976 p.46 citing New York Times 30 Decemebr 1931

Earl J Duncan and another person in a truck observed three orange spheres 300m away. They were looking down on them as they were moving in a straight line towards a nearby mountain range, crossing barren land at 6m altitude. They gave off a “curiously pulsating” light and eventually disappeared over a mountain. 
  • Clark 1998 p.931 citing letter from Duncan to Donald Keyhoe 26 January 1954

An elderly nomad encountered a metallic cave, where he met very thin, one eyes beings in metallic suits. 
  • Albert Rosales citing Valeriy Uvanov in FSR 41, 1
  • Evaluation Probable hoax 

TVER then known as KALININ (TEVER : RUSSIA then part of the USSR)
Alexis Zolotov (7) was in a room in his house, when a being with a cranium three times the normal size, suddenly appeared. The being, which was as tall as a man, had large ears and a wrinkled face. After 10-15 seconds Alexis ran away. 
  • Vallee and Castello 1992 p97 direct from Zolotov

1933 Night.
A young girl was cycling home along a lane going through a marshy area on a misty night when she saw a fiery sphere bouncing along on top of a hedge at a fast pace. 
  • Bord 1989 p138 citing Journal of Meteorology 10, 97 p89

Winter 1933. Night. 
Nine year old Jane was lying awake in her mother’s bedroom when she saw a figure about 30cm tall enter through the doorway. The figure seemed covered with multi-coloured rags, and held something like a small newspaper. It vanished under Jane’s bed, merging some moments later without the newspaper and existed through the doorway again. 
  • Johnson 2014 p175

January 1933. 2400hrs.
Mr and Mrs Newton saw a light, like that of a lantern, coming down a path towards them. At a bend it flared up as bright as a car headlight, and they could see a smaller light beside it. The two lights continued into the woodland and seemed to disappear at a vitrified fort. Over the next 20 minutes this performance was repeated half a dozen times. 
  • MacGregor 1955 p215

January 13 1933, 1920hrs.
Marriette Beco (11 going on12) was up with her mother, waiting for her brother to come home, while the rest of her family were asleep. She noticed luminosity in the garden which she first thought was a reflection from the oil lamp. When the lamp was moved the figure remained. It was a female figure surrounded by an oval light, wearing a white garment with a vivid blue flash and with the face covered by a sort of transparent veil. On her right arm was a row of brilliant lights and a golden chain and cross. Her mother just saw a humanoid shaped luminosity. The figure beckoned to the girl to approach but her mother locked her in, fearing the figure was a ghost. Marriette had a number of further visions ending on 2 March 1933. 
  • McClure 1983 p98
  • Carroll 1992 p121

February 1933. (Approximate date) 1700hrs.
Piero Vigilante was dining with his wife when the door opened by itself, as if pushed by the wind. Going to investigate Piero was grabbed by a strange man, who dragged him '100 steps' (about 30m), slapped him and then hung him by the hair on the top of a tall oak tree. When Piero made a sign of the cross, the entity vanished, leaving him speechless. Neighbours helped him down with ropes.
  • Patrick Goss citing Misteri del Mondo blog + Sider 2007 p291 + Paolo Fiorino in Italian UFO Reporter 7 + UFO Universe October/November 1991 all citing La Nazione 2 March 1933 citing investigation by Agostino Romeo: : Paolo Fiorino in UFO Times 13 p5
  • Evaluation: Possibly a disguised account of an attack by Mussolini’s police on an opponent, context unclear.

February 17 1933 (Approximate date) Night. 
A guardsman on duty at the Tower of London saw, rising from the ground, a vague luminous white shape which made him think of a headless woman. He fled the scen. 
  • O’Donnell 1948 p13 citing Daily Telegraph 18 February 1933

Summer 1933 0015hrs.
Alerted by reports of strange lights on the ground and in the air in a marshy area to the north, 2 men and a woman drove to the area in a small pick up truck. They saw a glow, on the horizon, which grew brighter as they approached. At the end of the trail they hiked through woods until treacherous ground forced them to stop 400m from the light. They saw that this light came from a large oval machine, domed at the top, slightly rounded on the bottom, standing on legs. From a central opening a dozen or so figures could be seen going up and down a ladder. The occupants were shorter than average and were dressed in silver coloured suits with helmets resembling ski caps. The beings appeared to be carrying out repairs. The area was bathed in an unearthly orange glow and there was an absolute silence, with no sound at all. After about 30 minutes the party returned to their truck to try and find a better location, but they had to give up when their truck ran low on petrol. When they returned to the spot a couple of days later, 6 large square imprints 60-75cm square about 2.5-3m apart 5-7.5cm deep, and a burnt circle 3.6m diameter were visible. Photographs were taken of the traces. Attempts were made to publicise the story, without success. 
  • John Musgrave in FSR 22, 6 p16 citing his own first hand investigation
Summer 1933.
A six year old girl was in a field near a pond on the farm where she lived, when, across the pond she saw a group of dwarfs about 1.2m tall wearing silver suits and balaclava like helmets She could recall nothing else of the incident. 

  • Rife 2001 p.114 citing an Internet posting from the woman’s daughter
  • Goss citing Internet postings
  • Evaluation: Known only second hand, witness is probably Jean Osolinski (later Mrs Heath)

Summer 1933. 0230hrs.
An 18 year old man who wished to remain anonymous was on his way to Nazareth PA., when he stopped to change a tyre. As he was doing this he noticed a violet glow in a field to the right. On approaching he saw that it came from a slit in a spherical machine, 3m in diameter and 2m high. The slit was in a doorway which he pushed open and put his head in. The violent light was coming from the ceiling, and he then noticed dials, tubes a marble like wall, and a console. The thing seemed permeated with an ammonia smell and was cold. He then walked around the object feeling its smooth, windowless, cold metallic surface. He was struck by a deadly silence. He gained the impression that any occupant would have been reptilian in nature. 
  • APRO Bulletin July 1964 p.7 + Clark 1998 p.932 both citing anonymous letter from witness to Allentown Sunday Call-Clarion 16 February 1964
  • Evaluation: Probable hoax

Summer 1933.
The permanent curate observed a mysterious machine like a monoplane twelve times during the summer. On one occasion the craft descended to a few metres altitude and two persons were seen in the cabin 
  • Keel 1971a p128 + John Keel in FSR 16, 4 p12 both citing Ake Franzen

Summer 1933. 0330hrs.
Mr and Mrs Minchin had just arrived at a camp site at an undisclosed location and were unpacking their car when they saw what looked like the transparent figure of a woman in a flowing draped garment in the field in front of them, about 20m away. The figure was bending back and forward as if picking up things from the ground. Mr Minchin walked towards the figure but then felt compelled to stop because of an ill-defined feeling of unease. After a few minutes the figure vanished. 
  • Bennett 1939 p319 citing letter from Mrs Minchin

July 5 1933. Night.
A group of four Hawker Fury biplanes were on a flight when a huge circular light descended among them. Two of the pilots Captain Nigel Tompkins and Bruce H Thomas were forced to land when their engines cut out. Thomas suffered burns on his hands and face when trying to land, as if by radiated heat. 
  • Hall 1999 p.16 citing History of the III Fighter Squadron, RAF (sic), London Press (sic) 1947
  • Project 1947 citing this as supplied on a web posting by Wayne Thompson in 1994) 
  • Evaluation: Hoax, presumably by Thompson as neither the book nor the publisher cited exist or existed

August 4 1933.
Leonie Van den Dyck, a mother of nine, whose husband had left her saw a brilliant luminosity by a poplar tree. It was a blue light tinged with yellow, with a sort of grey blue sphere under it. A female entity with long yellow hair, wearing a white robe descended onto the sphere. The figure was identified as the Virgin Mary and the usual homilies were delivered. 

August 18 1933, 2355hrs.
Miss Ruby Bower, who was staying at her uncle’s inn The Black Horse was awakened with a strange feeling and saw that the room was illuminated by an unidentified light. She then saw the figure of “a stout old lady with an evil face” glide across the floor. The figure was dressed in a long fawn dress, white apron and cap. When Ruby yelled out the figure disappeared through the opposite wall and the light went out. During the experience it seemed that the recently built panel between the room and outside wall had disappeared, so she could see the window on that wall. 
  • Alexander 1973 p53 + Haining 2008 p25 both citing Vale of White Horse Gazette 18 August 1933.

Autumn 1933. 1700hrs.
Thomas McGreal and his son were walking home along rough ground, when the marshy ground suddenly appeared solid. Thomas whistled and what looked like small brick and slate houses appeared about 400m away. From them emerged beings about 75cm tall, carrying lights. Thomas and son would walk towards these houses, but when they got close; they would disappear and reappear elsewhere. They had to test the ground to check they were not heading out over water. When Thomas turned his coat inside out, the familiar scenery returned and the beings and houses disappeared. Despite the fact that the ground was muddy and boggy their clothes were dry when they got home. The normally 30 minute journey took hours and it was 2300hrs.when they arrived home. During the journey neither felt tired, but they were exhausted once they arrived home. 
  • Johnson 2014 p203 citing McGreal Jnr

September 1933.
Five people walking near the railway line from Orresta to Tortuna saw something like a train, with unusually bright head and tail lights travelling silently along the line, though no train was due for 30 minutes. Other people were said to have seen the same thing on other occasions.
  • Haining 2008 p26 citing Morning Post 3 October 1933
  • Lancashire Evening Post 5 October 1933 p6

Late 1933.
An aboriginal woman was left alone when her companions fled a remote water hole as a large shining egg shaped object descended. Several humanoids with grey skins emerged and one of them directed an instrument at her, paralysing her. They then took her on board their craft, where she was strapped to a table and examined. 
  • Gilroy 1995 p29
  • Evaluation: Apparently told to stockmen who later repeated it? Hoax? 

1934. (Approximate. date) Afternoon.
A young girl walking down a country road became tired and wanted somewhere to rest, but could not find anywhere. Suddenly a large headed dwarf came out of nowhere and offered her his head to sit on. After some doubts she agreed. Then the dwarf followed her home, telling her it would protect her all its life. She claimed other encounters. 
  • Rosales citing Singapore Paranormal Investigations
  • Evaluation: A story rooted in shamanic imagery and fairy stories

Three army engineers observed a glowing red and blue disc with a kind of projection coming from it. The light seemed to grow in size as of approaching and was an estimated 12m in diameter. Later a ring of stained grass was found near where the object had hovered. 
  • Lore and Deneault 1969 p.111 citing an anonymous telephone call to NICAP in 1960

Geologist B M Zdorik and a Tajik guide were climbing in the upper reaches of the Dondushkan when they encountered a hairy humanoid about 1.5m tall, lying asleep. The thing was covered in reddish brown fur. The guide urged Zdorik to flee. 
  • Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman in CFZ Yearbook 1999 p38 citing Boris Porshev citing Zdorik
  • Sanderson 1961 p309
  • Keel 1970a p75

1934. Morning.
A young man, Juan Rivera Feilberti was flying a kite in a field outside town. Altered by something pulling on the kite, he looked up a see silvery sphere, 6m diameter, hovering above him and directing a beam of light down on him. Via this he was floated into the sphere through an opening in the top. Inside were a man in a dark green tight fitting suit sat at a control panel, and stood next to him, a very young looking blond girl with rosy skin and wearing a silvery outfit, who was holding the kite. She took Juan into another room and shown a box which showed images. She would not give Juan his kite back but instead asked him to play with a sort of box with buttons on it. When the buttons were pressed smoke came out, from which emerged clouds of smoke which resolved into monkey like creatures. He agreed to swap his kite for the box. He was deposited back where he came from, twisting his ankle in the process. He and his friends played with the box and the “monkeys”, which only children could see,. These later got out of his control and he buried the box, though he claimed that some of the monkeys escaped. Later in life he encountered alien women who seduced him, and received a telepathic message that “the hour of the new harvest is approaching. 
  • Rosales citing Robiou 1979 + Chris Aubeck
  • Evaluation A ufological remaking of a child’s fairy story

A group of girls playing in a fig field encountered a very small humanoid staring at them from behind vines. The terrified girls ran away. 
  • Rosales citing Project CATENT

Antonio de Moura and his father saw an elongated luminous metallic looking object, 8m long, 3m high on a tripod in the road up to the convent. Moving around this object were two tall figures wearing luminous white one piece suits from head to toe. Each was holding a sort of metallic looking stick surmounted by a red light. The father and son left the area. 
  • Boaventura 2015 p35 citing 2002 investigation by himself

January 8 1934.
The lighthouse keeper Mr Rutkvist observed something like an aeroplane manoeuvre low near the island of Grasundet. It hovered, slowly spiralled down, and then ascended again when it got close to the water. 
  • John Keel in FSR 16, 3 p.13 citing Ake Frazen citing press reports 9 January 1934

January 10 1934. 1950hrs.
A light was seen on the sea in the direction of Lovoya, disappearing and reappearing several times. At 2040 a light in about the same spot was seen to rise into the sky above Barfallet and move south to Gjeslingen Island. The witnesses were shopkeeper Johan Sederland (57) and fisherman Frits Helmar Kvaloy (25) 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 73 p.8 citing archival sources

January 11 1934.
An aerial machine was seen at very low altitude as if about to land and lighting up the entire forest. Suddenly it accelerated and followed the Skelleftea river. 
  • John Keel in FSR 17,4 p18 citing Ake Frazen

January 12 1934. Evening.
Beams of light and engine noises were detected throughout the area. An aerial machine was seen to land on the water off Sleipskar. 
  • John Keel in FSR 17,4 p17 citing Ake Frazen

January 13 1934.
Some residents of a nearby island reported the landing of an aerial machine on Vinka.
  • Ditto

January 13 1934.
An aerial craft was seen to land here.
  • Ditto

January 23 1934.
Captain Sigvard Olsen and a crewman also named Olsen of the Norwegian freighter Tordenskiold en route from Tromso to Kabelvag observed a large grey coloured machine resembling an aeroplane that appeared directly in front of their vessel. It approached, turned to the right and flew directly over the ship, projecting a powerful beam of light on it, and then circled it and vanished. Captain Olsen saw a person wearing a hooded jacket and goggles in the cabin of the strange unmarked aircraft. 
  • John Keel in FSR 17,4 p18

February 1934. (approximate date) Night.
Alerted by his dog barking, Frank Dan encountered a tall muscular hairy humanoid. Frank ran back inside and barred the door. Through his window he saw the thing walk off into the bush. 
  • Arment 2006 p76 citing Oshkosh Northwestern 3 March 1934 + Brainerd Daily Dispatch 5 March 1934
  • Redfern 2015a p67 citing Lethbridge Herald 3 March 1934

February 1934. (or following month) Evening.
On the Sugarloaf road, outside Stanhope Cecil and Ernie Thompson were collecting the last bag of peas for their father when they saw a figure leaning over it, They thought it was a friend playing a joke but when it stood up, they saw that it was a humanoid about 1.7m tall, with long arms. When they threw a clod of earth at it, the thing moved off with a waddling motion. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p40,220 citing The Stanhope Border Post 1 Nov 199(?2) + interview with Paul Cropper 1997

February 1934. Evening.
On a cold, wet evening Mr and Mrs Sutton observed what they thought was a double decker omnibus, with two men in peaked caps standing by it. Thinking it was an omnibus the couple approached but the object moved off without the two men, apparently empty. There was, in fact, no bus route in this area. Local people believed the area to be haunted by a phantom omnibus. 
  • Bardens 1965 p121.

February 5 1934 Evening.
People on both sides of the Fager mountain saw an aerial machine “crash land” on the mountain. The next day a kind of aeroplane was seen on the mountain, with two men near it, clearing snow. Engine sounds were heard. Rescuers found no machine but traces and footprints were discovered (ditto) Evaluation Misperception of a large boulder by people using binoculars in a snow storm according to Air Force archive sources 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 73 p11

February 8 1934, 0030hrs.
Two fishermen; Olaf Edvardsen (26) and Nikolai Jensen (20) saw a powerful light moving up and down on the waves. It changed colour and brilliance before disappearing. 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 73 p.8

February 15 1934, 1200hrs.
A huge aerial machine with two wings was seen flying close to the water of Dory Sund, as if to land. It travelled northwards and the noise of an engine could be heard. 
  • John Keel in FSR 17,4 p.19

March 31 1934. (Approximate date) Evening.
Five people, including a 16 year old boy, observed a huge aerial machine like an aeroplane with eight engines and lighted windows descend over Altenfjord. It moved in wide circles, showing all sides. 
John Keel in FSR 17, 4 p19

April 1934 Night.
A shepherd was attending to his sheep in a barn when something made his oil lantern go out and the doors and shutters rattled. A bright light then appeared at the farm end of the barn, which light resolved into the figure of a glowing woman in white. This glided along a wall and disappeared into a side room. Suring this appearance his dog, left outside, barked furiously and the sheep huddled against the thing. Once the shepherd was outside the barn his lantern lit easily despite a strong wind. The same thing happened the next night, and then, after two Night. respite, again. 
  • Rackham 2001 p280 citing Brighton and Hove Herald, [?] April 1934

June 1934 (Approximate. date) Night. 
Mr Durwan saw a glowing object pass his house, brilliantly illuminating his room. Moments later a car crashed into his wall. When Durwen went to his aid, the driver revealed he crashed while avoiding lighted object resembling a bus moving without anyone inside. 
  • Bardens 1965 p.121 citing press sources

Summer 1934 Evening.
A group of children were playing in Grace Dieu Park when one of them, Tommy Allen saw something like a nun walking along the footpath. He and two friends followed it under the railway embankment and when they reached the other side there was nothing to be seen. 
  • Wright 2006 p75

July 1934. (or following month) 0345hrs.
At an undisclosed location a three year old girl visiting friends, found them in the company “soldiers” wearing green boiler suits and tin hats, and with “ray guns” on their belts. These soldiers were forcing the family into a large silver object like a caravan. They entered a room where people were standing like statues. Her friend’s father told the soldiers that she was not there child, at which she was lifted out of the object. She ran home to find that it was dark. When her parents investigated the friend’s house was deserted and the family was never seen again. 
  • Margaret Fry in NUFON News 151 p.14 citing her own investigation
  • Evaluation: False memory, perhaps a back dating of some wartime incident

July 1934.
Mrs Caufield was washing clothes in the river where she heard a buzzing sound like that made by a humming bird. Looking around she saw a large hairy humanoid. She covered her face as she feared it might hypnotise her. Her screams brought her husband out of the house and he saw the thing running away. 
  • Arment 2006 p77 citing Brainerd (Minn) Daily Dispatch 10 July 1934
July 1934.
Emma Paul and Millie Saul encountered a hairy humanoid on the edge of the woods. A few nights later something was heard prowling around Millie’s home and at one point it rubbed its hand along her window pane.
  • Arment 2006 p82 citing Lincoln (Neb) Star 29 July 1934

Autumn 1934.
A number of people independently encountered a tall figure like a man in a slouch hat and raincoat. One witness reported was a young girl who said the misty figure appeared out of nowhere and she fled because she could not see its legs. Others reported that it had a halo of mist and that it suddenly disappeared. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p61

October 1934, 0100hrs.
Two police officers saw a robed figure near Hereford Cathedral, apparently leaning on the war memorial. When one of the officers approached, suspecting a drunk, the figure moved off and seemed to go right through the solid iron gates to the Cathedral. It was seen on subsequent occasion 
  • Whittaker 1989 p113 citing an unspecified issue of Hereford Times
  • Western Daily Press 31 Oct 1934
  • O’Donnell 1948 p117 citing Daily Telegraph 13 Nov 1934
  • Evaluation: Whittaker dates to near Christmas 1932 but there are no references except in the 1934 press. Probable hoax

October 17 1934. Night.
Four young men walking along a dark street heard a rustling sound and looking back saw something like an ape which followed them making strange cries. One boy who was on crutches discarded them and ran off as fast as the others. 
  • Arment 2006 p110 citing Reno Evening Gazette 18 October 1934

December 10 1934. (Approximate date) Dusk.
Radio engineer Frank Jackson (27) was working on a shop conversion when looking round he saw something like woman with a chalk white face dressed in a shimmering white shroud emerge from the floorboards. The figure had large staring eyes, a prominent nose and shoulder length black hair. The figure rose up to his own height and there was a light around her feet. Frank fled and when he returned with others the figure had disappeared. 
  • Lancashire Evening Post 12 December 1934 p7

December 10 1934, 1930hrs.
Something like a brilliant star was seen descending over the centre of the town by bandmaster Charles Smith and others. 
  • Dundee Courier 11 December 1934 p6

1935. (Approximate. date)
At some point in the 1930s an 8 year old girl saw a balloon shaped object in the sky, and shortly afterwards she came across a tiny humanoid figure in a drain. It had a triangular face, pointed ears, slanting, “petrified” eyes, wearing some sort of tight fitting suit. She showed it to a neighbour but would not give it to him. She let the thing go and it scampered away. 
  • Joy Barish in FSR 26, 6 p32

1935. (Approximate date) 
At some point in the 1930s a group of aboriginals saw they saw a green spinning light land behind trees. From it came a large number of little men illuminated by a green light. They walked around the tribe, as if examining them, then returned to their craft, which took off again. 
  • Chalker 1996 p22 citing John Kernott
  • Evaluation: Really just a story allegedly told to Kernott by his aboriginal father-in-law. 

1935. (Approximate date) 2250hrs.
The rector of Ludlow saw the figure of a tall, slim woman wearing a light blue-grey dressing gown come down the stairs and enter the drawing room. He quickly followed but the figure had disappeared. 
  • Bennett 1939 p302 citing letter from witness

1935. (Approximate date) 1600hrs.
Young Warren Davies and his sister were returning home from school when, near the end of a wood, they saw a bright yellow object, which they first thought was a balloon, floating among the trees. It was moving back and forth 2m away, like a pendulum. It was the apparent size of a bicycle wheel. The frightened children ran home and had to be accompanied by an adult before they would use that route again. 
  • Pugh and Holiday 1979 p.58

1935. (Approximate date) Night.
A couple and their young son were driving by a river when the boy’s attention was caught by a dark wingless mass hovering over the water, faintly illuminated by light from mills. From one end two or three brilliant spotlights played on the water. The boy’s father said it was a flying boat, but it resembled no drawing of one he had ever seen. 
  • APRO Bulletin 28, 7 p.4 citing letters from the now adult boy to APRO in 1976 and 1979

1935. 0030hrs.
James Mason (18) was staying in a normally unused room in his home about 20km from Aberdeen, reading a book by oil lamp, when he saw the figure of a girl in her 20s coming through the wall. The figure was transparent and had dark hair tied in a bun, and was only dressed in a slip from the waist down. The figure then disappeared. Other people were said to have seen it. 
  • Holder 2010 p.43 citing Aberdeen Evening Express 14 January 1969

Several people, including the Vicar, Rev Allan Hay reported a man appear in the road, put up his hand for traffic to stop and then disappear. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p114

1935. Dawn.
Juan Antonio Fernandez (16) went out fishing and reached a small hill overlooking the beach. There he heard a strange sound like a motor and lost consciousness. Two days later his family found him wandering on the beach. He had a strange, old looking scar, like a hand with long fingers, on his chest. This was still clearly visible 40 years later. 
  • Rob MacGregor and Trish Janeshutz in Fate May 1984 p567 citing investigation by Antonio Cardenas Tabies

Winter 1935.   2100hrs.
A 10 year old boy standing outside his grandfather’s dairy farm on Three Chain Road saw a humanoid walking in the from the hills. As it did so, the horses became disturbed. The boy went to tell his grandfather, who shut down the lamp. The family watched, through a kitchen window, as the creature came within 8m of the house. They saw that its head was set right on its shoulders, was hunched backed but walked upright. After hesitating for a moment the creature walked away behind the dairy. The grandfather had seen the same thing in the bush some years before. 
  • Dimitri Bayanov in Markotic and Krantz 1984 p118 citing Don Boyd in Outdoors June 1978 p83
  • Healy and Cropper 1994 p124 + Smith 1996 p154 both citing Gary Buchanan in Lismore Northern Star 7 July 1977 p4

Spring 1935. Night.
From their house at Koolstraat and Dageraadstraat corner, Mr and Mrs Aerts observed a brilliant, aluminium coloured, circular object resembling a huge inverted pan hovering above a neighbouring building at 70 degrees altitude. From the rear of this object 2 dwarfs dressed in metallic suits with square helmets emerged. They moved around the object in a jerky fashion, like robots, floating without support, apparently examining the surface of the object. The beings went behind the object and may have entered it, though the witnesses could see no openings. After this the object took off to the south east. There were possibly other witnesses. The couple refused to talk about the incident for many years. 
  • Alain Gamard citng Dohmen 1972 p153 citing Infospace 1 p3
  • Jacques Bonabot in UFO Register 5 p8 also citing Dohmen

April 3 1935. (approximate date) 1930.
Mr Mora, who was working on his farm Maza-Ancha saw a large round brilliant object descend to just above the ground 450m away. Some small, strange beings appeared, going round the object. Mora thought that this was a religious vision and it was the main topic of his conversation for the rest of his life. 
  • Ballester 1976 p1 case 5 citing Manuel Osuna in Phenomena Spatiaux 28 p17

May 1935
Mr and Mrs Cliff Foster were walking on the beach when they saw a light “the size of a Japanese orange” at 1m altitude, approach to within 65cm. Mr Foster threw a large rock at it, but without effect. The light then moved away towards the lake at walking speed. 
  • Saucers, Space and Science 59 p.6

May 1935.
Radu Popsecu and his cousin , both aged 16 or 17 were going down to the River Olt by the Resca creek mouth when they what they thought was a covered wagon with five people, one near the wagon, two somewhat further away and two by a boat on the side of the river. When they saw the youths had seen them the beings ran back to the “wagon”, which became covered by a sort of black cover, made a humming sound and took off over the Olt, becoming white as it did and disappeared into the distance. As they object took off, the youths saw it was surmounted by a sort of antenna. 
  • Farcas 2016 p121 citing investigation by Calin Turcu
  • Evaluation: Another story told decades after the event. 

June 15 1935, 1630hrs.
Petrache Lupu (28) and two other shepherds were in a forested area 2km from the village when he saw a white cloud at about twice the height of the trees. On this was an old man with a white beard, who warned the people about abortion and other sins before disappearing in a white cloud. The previously deaf and dumb man could now hear and speak. The incident repeated about a week later. 
  • Farcas 2016 p197

July 1935. (Approximate date and year) 2030hrs
Mrs Pennington, her three sons and daughter were walking back from her sister’s about 2.5km from their home, when their attention was caught by a light ahead. As they approached they saw it was a shaft of light, about 10m wide, covering the entire width of the road. They were unable to see where it came from. Unable to get round it, they hurried through it with no ill consequence. After they had gone about 400m further on the light just went out. 
  • Pennigton 2013 p40

September 1935. Night.
A woman cycling along a lane near to railway arches, heard a noise coming from the arches, and then saw a blue light pass over a shed by the arches and approach her. As it did so, it turned into the form of a very tall figure, which had no visible face, dressed in some white garment like a shroud. The thing moved toward her in long strides. The frightened cyclist quickly left the scene. 
  • O’Donnell 1966 p140

Something like a fiery cartwheel was seen rolling along a tributary of the Danube at great speed by several local inhabitants. 
  • Hobana and Weverbergh 1974 p.192 citing Ferenc Szakaly in Tukor 19 December 1967 citing Kis Ujsag 18 August 1940

A dirigible shaped object was seen flying at speed just off shore. One man, who examined it through binoculars, saw people wearing strange helmets in a gondola on the craft. 
  • Rife p112 citing an Internet posting

In a wooded area a single witness encountered a 2.7m tall being dressed dark tight fitting clothing and wearing a black cape. The witness fled in terror. 
  • Nunnelly 2011 p134

1936. Night.
On a number of occasions a girl was awoken by columns of “beautiful” lights in her room. These seemed to envelop her and she believed that they concealed benevolent beings. 
  • Swords 2005 p.133 citing John Timmerman

1936. Night. 
Security guard Mark Schackelman was driving down Hw18, on his rounds when he saw a strange creature, 1.8m tall with black hair and shrivelled thumb and forefinger and pointed ears, giving an appearance part way between dog and ape. The thing was digging in an old Indian graveyard. Mark saw the thing again two days later, when it seemed to speak in a growling sound. It emitted a foul smell. 
  • Rath 1997 p14: : Linda Godfrey in Strange 11 p36 + Godfrey 2003 p23 citing Kenosha Labor 19 February 1993 + her own investigation
  • Godfrey 2012 p14 

Winter 1936. Dawn.
A 15 year old schoolgirl at this state farm, was on her way to school, when she saw a dark point moving across the sky. As it grew closer, she saw it was a manlike figure dressed in black. She saw it in profile flying at an angle of 60 degrees to the road. The figure appeared to be of medium height, was completely covered by his black cloths and wore something like a helmet on his head. His massive square arms appeared affixed to his body, and he appeared to have a kind of rucksack on his back. As the girl looked at him, terrified, the figure turned towards her, though she could only see a black surface where his face should have been. As he got within 40m she heard a rumbling sound, and she got the impression she was watching a machine rather than a person. She ran looking for shelter but could find none, When she looked back the figure had gone. The incident lasted for about a minute. 
  • FSR 24,4 p13 quoting Vladimir V Rubstov in a 1976 issue of Tekhnika Molodezhi citing his own investigation
  • Rubstov in Evans and Stacy 1997 p225

Winter 1936.
Johann Purchalski (15) saw a saucer shaped object pass overhead and land in a nearby field. He met (undescribed) occupants who said they were friendly space people and who showed him their machinery. He was given a metal badge that said the craft was owned by the Martian police force. 
  • Batholomew and Howard 1998 p.289 citing John B Musgrave citing Saucers, Space and Science Yearbook 1965 p21
  • Evaluation Sounds more like a schoolboy joke than a serious hoax!

January 1 1936. Early hours.
A man going to fetch his wife from a New Year’s party encountered a young woman wearing a green suit and dark collar by the side of the road. She accepted his offer of a lift. The car suddenly felt very cold and when the man turned to see if the young woman was OK, he found she had disappeared. 
  • Rogers 1994 p102

January 7 1936. Night.
Elizabeth Delmore, her 14 year old cousin and a friend were driving to party on this dark night, when Elizabeth, the driver, was distracted by seeing a couple she thought she recognised when a strange figure appeared right in front of the car, which seemed to pass right through it. It was a figure in some sort of helmet and draperies. 
  • Rae-Ellis 1990 p220

April 1936. (approximate date)
Evelyn S Lloyd was walking near Luib when he saw a huge figure dressed like an old fashioned shepherd, wearing a bonnet, on the hillside, walking towards him. When Lloyd looked through binoculars the figure was no longer visible. 
  • Gray 1989 p30 citing Evelyn Lloyd in The Scotsman 5 November 1941

Summer 1936. (or following year)
Miss Nesta Howard was driving down a country road saw a figure like a man wearing a priest’s cassock and biretta and another figure like a nun behind the first. They seemed to turn to the left, but there was no road or break in the hedge they could have gone down. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p115

July 1936.Day.
Frank Dan (qv) was out fishing in his canoe when a rock was thrown at him. Looking up he saw a hairy humanoid leaping from rock to rock. There was a rock fall, which Frank attributed to his magical powers, but this did not deter the creature, which hurled a huge rock at Frank and his canoe, blocking the channel. The thing also emitted a powerful odour that made Frank’s eyes sting and made him feel dizzy. The fish fled the scene, followed by Frank.
  • Sanderson 1961 p70 + Redfern 2015a p240 citing J W Burns
  • Evaluation: Burns was a noted story teller, and it is impossible to say how much of this was made up by him and how much by Frank Dan, a repeater witness

September 1 1936, 1930hrs.
A 14 year old farm girl, going to draw water from a brook, saw hovering over the brook and cricket pitch 40m away, a brown cigar shaped object with five portholes emitting yellow light. It glided slowly west to east, just above a dip in the ground. The girl felt transfixed and had the impression the object was watching her. When she came to her senses, she had drawn the water. She later blamed it for her rare blood group. 
  • Randles 1981 p.31 + NUFON News 58 p.6 citing investigation by Larry Dale, Tony Pace and Martin Keatman

September 25 1936, 2350hrs.
The licensee of the Old Ferry Inn was up waiting for a resident to return but dozing, when he heard a rustling sound and so no more than 3m away in passage, the figure of a woman in her 20s wearing a green-grey cloak, with deathly white face. He approached the figure, but it glided away through the door and out to the edge of the river near the ferry. 
  • Hallam 1972 p140

Late 1936. Night.
A mother and daughter walking down Wiggan Lane from a visit to Newhouse Hall saw a woman dressed in white, with a flowing white veil apparently float across the road and disappeared into a wall. 
  • Whitaker 1983 p61

November 1936,   1945hrs.
The verger of Highworth Church, Mr Hawkins had just opened up the building when he saw a figure that appeared to be dressed in a long white robe coming up the central aisle and apparently go through some curtains without parting them. As the light had not yet been switched on Hawkins was unable to make out any features. 
  • Bennett 1939 p239 direct from witness

December 1936. Night.
Bill Ellis was driving his truck up White Hill when his co-driver alerted him to a figure in a black cloak but not in time to prevent a collision. On investigation there was no sign of him. Other drivers reported similar incidents. 
  • Rae-Ellis 1990 p217

December 21 1936. (Approximate. date) Night.
The driver and female passenger of a taxi cab, saw a figure like an old man, with a large nose, white hair and a “greenish tinge” stare into their cab. 
  • Codd 2011a p59

December 21 1936. (Approximate date) Night. 
A night watchman was approached by a figure like an old man with a long white beard. When he looked back the figure had vanished.
  • Ditto
J Harrison and Walter Holdsworth were driving near Ingleton when a man in a blue suit crossed the road in front. They were unable to stop before hitting the figure but there was neither impact nor any trace of the figure. Walter claimed to have seen the figure several times before. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p113

A man fishing on the banks of the Saginaw River saw a humanoid creature emerge from the water, climb up the bank and hold on to a tree. It then returned to the water. The witness was said to have had a nervous breakdown following the incident. 
  • Clark and Coleman 1978 p53
  • Prince-Hughes 1997 p42 citing Indiana Folklore Archives
  • Evaluation: Appears to be little more than a rumour

1937. Daytime.
An 8 year old girl was walking through a meadow when a strange object hovered over her. From the object there descended a platform, from which emerged beings dressed her red, who took her on board. The inside of the object seemed larger than the outside. In it she was sat on a chair facing a bright light, which induced visions. She was then taken by this craft to a place where there was a large pyramid. From there she walked down corridors until she was back in the meadow again.
  • Arnold 2010 p.62

1937.  Evening.
Mary Alton saw mysterious flames shoot from the same field as the 1917 incident. 
  • Johnson 2014 p.78

Winter 1937. Evening.
A man walking his dog encountered a 1.5m tall, hairy thing with a pointed head and claw like hands and feet. The thing ran down a steep slope, right through a fence and on towards the railway line. 
  • Randles 1990 p37 citing investigation by Michelle Clare
  • Evaluation: Story told 40-50 years after the alleged event

January 1937. (Approximate year) 0030hrs.
Michael Sheehy and a friend were walking home from working late in Kiltimagh and were approaching the Killeaden estate, when, at a branch in the road, they saw three tall human like figures, stood facing each other in a triangular formation. The two men hurried past these figures and shortly afterwards went their separate ways. Michael continued on his way only to meet the same three figures again, back in their strange pose, though they could not possibly of done the journey, even at a run. Michael hurried past them and went home. 
  • MacManus 1973 p43

January 1937. (Approximate. date) Night.
Returning to the out of town farm where he worked from a visit to Treesbank, J W Gattrell when, reaching a bridge across the Souris River, he saw a figure as if someone had come to greet him. However, when he reached the bridge the figure was nowhere to be seen. 
  • Gattrell in Colombo 1989 p103

January 28 1937, 0545hrs.
The mate on duty of the D/S Hammero, along with the pilot Mr Stemland and a crew member Gerhard Hansen observed a wake as if from a speedboat. As it came closer they saw the hull of object in the water pass within 120m. It was only visible for a minute until it disappeared into the sea again and though they thought they saw a kind of pole they could clearly make out the object’s shape or size. 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 73 p11 citing the boat’s journal and a report to the General Staff 1 February 1937
  • Evaluatio: Looks like a submarine (German?)

February 11 1937, 2115hrs.
Just outside Kvalsvik and near Floro and crew of the fishing vessel “Fram” observed a large object like an aeroplane with red and green lights resting on the water. As the boat approached the machine turned off its lights and disappeared in a cloud of smoke.
  • John Keel in FSR 17, 5 p22 + Keel 1971a p.135 citing Ake Frazen

February 18 1937, 0100hrs.
Captain Thoralf Skog (43) of D/D Raftsund and the pilot Reidar Bertinusen saw something like heavily illuminated ship from which spiral light beams were projected upwards. It was observed for 15 minutes, 1-1.5km away but were unable to make out its shape or true size. It was eventually hidden by a snowstorm. 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 73 p11 citing a report from police officer A Furland to chief of police in Alesund 26 February 1937

March 7 1937.
At the Bankfield Mine, three miners, Albert Caulman, George Kelso and Clarence Hands, were terrified by some sort of humanoid figure. At about the same time miners in the nearby Little Longlac Mine saw a light in the mine, and the hydraulic air valves spontaneously opened and closed. 
  • Lambert 1955 p.142

April 1937. 0200hrs.
Two policemen patrolling in the area around Capodichino Airport, surprised some smugglers, and while looking for them, their flashlight illuminated a disc shaped machine 50m away. It resembled two dishes face to face, about 25m diameter, 6m high. It gave off a silver-white glow that was easy on the eyes. There were domes on the top and bottom and three rows of portholes from which red and light blue “flames” emanated. The lower portion appeared to be rotating. The object took off rapidly, heading towards Vesuvius, leaving a pale blue trail and giving off a rustling sound. The experience lasted about 30 seconds. There were supposed to be other witnesses who had seen a strange object in the sky. 
  • Verga 2007 p.18 case 3701 citing one of the men’s letter to CISU and investigation by SOLARIS
  • Evaluation: Another story told decades after the event. Alleged contemporaneous newspaper report could not be found. Witness was a UFO buff  

Summer 1937. Night.
Henri Hauk was on his way home when he observed a globe of light near the ground in front of him. This light increased in size and became cigar shaped. Hauk returned to the spot next day but could find no traces
  • Jacques Bonabot citing J. G. Dohmen

July 1937.
During a thunderstorm, near this town, two men saw a yellow ball of light about 20cm diameter, with a soft outline. It was rolling slowly down a building roof, with a sort of “hopping” motion. On reaching the gutter it turned at right angles, rolled down the gutter. On reaching an ornamental spoke it disappeared with a bright flash and loud bang. 
  • Devereux 1982 p99 citing BUFORA Journal 7:3

Late 1937. 1400hrs.
Mr Vergani, his wife, child and six other men saw a group of ten shapeless, pale chestnut coloured objects in the sky, with an apparent diameter of 1m. They moved in an undulating fashion. They were first seen when 200m away but in a moment they came close to the ground, one of them seeming to land behind a ridge while the others continued on their way, silently. Verganin and some other witnesses went to the presumed landing site but found nothing. 
  • Alain Gamard citing Bougard 1977 p.253

October 24 1937.
Near this township, outside Hammerfest, a fishing boat with a crew of six encountered a very large object like an aeroplane resting on the water. As they approached the machine turned on its bright lights and took off, passing so close to the boat that a collision was feared. 
  • John Keel in FSR 17, 5 p22 citing Ake Frazen

December 17 1937, 2005hrs.
The 18 members of the Easter Compton Band were out playing carols in the grounds of Over Court, when their lamp went out and they saw a blue white luminosity that resembled a woman with a conical hat. 
  • Royal and Girvan 1977 p38

1938. (or following year) Afternoon.
Teenager Clyde Shepherdson and his friend were wallaby hunting ibn the bush between Nanango and Maidenwell some 3km from the nearest road when they saw, about 5m away, a 1.8m tall humanoid covered in yellowish hair. The thing raised its hands as if to warn the lads away. It had a short neck, a flattish nose, fang like teeth. The boys fled. 
  • Healy and Cropper 2006 p46 citing investigations by themselves (2001) and Dean Harrison

Steve Brodie and a friend were prospecting near a Mesa, Brodie was working when he heard his friend call out and saw a black cowled figure at the base of the Mesa. This was joined soon by a second. The first figure pointed a rod at Steve who was then unable to move. His friend ran and the second black figure pointed a rod at him. Steve heard his companion scream and then smelt burning flesh. A third figure then approached Steve and placed what looked like set of small earphones behind his ears, at which he lost consciousness. Steve awoke occasionally in a hazy way and found himself with other captives in what looked like cages. He was told that he was “in the caves” and being forced to obey the deros. Each time his head began to clear a black cowled figure would freeze him and adjust the headset. He then found himself in Broadway walking towards Time Square, still dressed in his prospecting clothes, with all his effects and bills in his pockets. After this he was unable to eat meat. Two years had passed. In 1944/5 he was in a neighbouring apartment to John J Robinson to whom he told the story and showed him marks behind the ears 
  • Steiger and Whritenour 1968b p.134 citing John J Robinson on Long John Nebel Radio Show March 1957
  • Evaluation: John J Robinson was a friend of Jim Moseley and this story is clearly one of the many hoaxes that Moseley, Barker and their circle played. 

A provincial police officer, in pursuit of a suspect, found the bodies of 5 small humanoid beings with large heads and long fingers, dressed tightfitting “space suits”, in a cave. 
  • Rife 2000 p.116 citing an Internet posting
  • Evaluation Only revealed in 1997 when the alleged witness was 94, imitative story based on Roswell

John Keely a schoolboy was walking along a road in the west of the county when he encountered a small humanoid figure. He asked it where it came from, for which the reply was “from the mountains”. The next day he encountered two more 60cm tall beings on the road near the Ballingarry-Kilfinney crossroads. They had hard hirsute faces and lacked ears. They were dressed in red coats and knee britches and one wore a white cape. John walked off with them, holding the hand of one of them. The beings then saw John’s friends hiding in the bushes and fled. The children chased them through the rough countryside, but the strange beings continue to look neat and clean. 
  • Bord 1997 p47 citing press sources
  • Theo Paijmans in Dark Lore 5 p233 citing The Times 6 September 1938
  • Clark 2000 p101 citing John Barry in The Living Age November 1938 p265

1938 Night.
On at least three occasions a strange figure like a woman in white was seen in the home of Mr and Mrs David Jones. On one occasion the couple saw a woman with long hair, dressed in white, stood by their bed. The figure went downstairs followed by David, who saw it disappear. Sometime later the couple were entertaining friends when there was a tapping at the back door and the figure was seen by the fireplace for a few seconds. It was tall, slim and with a beautiful face. The next night Mrs Jones saw the woman, now looking elderly the stern. The family fled after this. 
  • Ludlam 1967 p126

1938 (or 1947)
Roger Courteville was in the jungle beside the Rio Cataumbo when he encountered a strange creature a few metres away. It was a homind with prominent brow ridges, blue eyes, hairless face, receding chin, broad V shaped thorax. Its body was covered with long ruddy hair, its upper arms and legs were longer than the lower. When Roger got within 2m, the thing bared its fangs and leapt back into the forest. 
  • Heuvelmans 1962 p.318
  • Evaluation: Probable hoax

Winter 1938. Evening.
A man walking in the countryside near Fiuggi saw a glow in a group of trees and on approaching, he saw 50m away a silvery object resembling an overturned dish with a central dome 20-39m diameter and landing gear of four legs. At the base of a long ladder, he saw four beings 1.9m tall, dressed in white close fitting overalls. They appeared to be male and appeared to have “a great sense of dignity”. The curious witness approached closer, but the beings re-entered the craft, which retracted the ladder and landing gear, gave off a soft orange glow, and then ascended slowly, tilted and shot off. 
  • Verga 2007 p.19 case 3801 citing Fabrizio Mammaro
  • Evaluation: Told by the witness’s son in 1991, a person thought unreliable. Verga considers it either a false memory of a mundane event or a hoax, probably the latter. Note similarity to the Greek case below, common source?

March 1938.
A group of fishermen, including William Baxter, saw a black object like a post, 2.4-2.7m high, emerged out of the water, frightening away the birds. It sank and rose three times in all. 
  • Arnold 2013 p.75 citing Liverpool Echo 29 September 1938

April 1938.
Ailse Hall and her friend Miss E Woodford-Grimes were out walking up an inclined clearing when they saw 30-50 tiny beings dressed in blue, dancing about 10-15m away. They eventually just faded away. 
  • Johnson 2014 p83

April 1938.
Farmers Rex Biddle and Ron Storey independently reported a humanoid figure about 1.5m tall and covered in hair which approached their homes. This male figure was accompanied by a female and child who were similarly naked and hairy. Rex thought about shooting at them but decided they were too human. 
  • Arment 2006 p42 citing Okosh Northwestern + Hammond Times + San Mateo Times all 15 April 1938

April 1938. Day.
Something that looked like a headless figure came out of a disused cow house and moved around it, disappearing in a corner. 
  • Woodhouse 2015 p41 citing Northern Despatch and Echo 26 April 1938

April 6 1938. (Approximate. date)
Robert Wake, mate of the Newcastle collier Birtley saw an aerial machine plunging into the sea about 5km ahead of his vessel. A column of flame, which rapidly dissolved, was thrown up. No wreckage was reported. 
  • Russell 1962 p.148 citing Daily Telegraph 7 April 1938
  • Evaluation: An aircraft crash in which three men were killed see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail + Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette both 7 April 1938 + Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 8 April 1938)

April 7 1938 (Approximate. date)
The crew of the Hull steamer Pole observed an aerial object burst into flames and crash near the Dudgeon lightship.
  • Russell 1962 p.148 citing Sheffield Star 8 April 1938
  • Evaluation: Refers to the above incident, see for example Sunderland Daily Echo above.

May 1938. 0400hrs.
24 year old K was in bed when he saw two, young, dark skinned men, holding some sort of apparatus between them, at this window. He was paralysed for about 20 minutes, after which the figures vanished. The next day a flattened circle 10-12m diameter was found in a nearby rye field. There were four holes in the centre. 
  • NUFON News 119 p9 citing Andy Roberts
  • Evaluation: Not reported until 1984, when the witness was living in England. No follow up investigation. Night time experience classic aware sleep paralysis. There were two villages with this name in Poland at this time, it is not clear which one is referred to here.

May 9 1938. (Approximate date)
The master of the trawler La Barbue saw an object plunge into the sea 50km north of Dieppe, causing a great column of smoke. No traces were found. 
  • Russell 1962 p.148 citing Le Petit Journal 10 May 1938
  • Yorkshire Evening Post 10 May 1938

May 18 1938, 2215hrs.
At a house where poltergeist effects are been reported since February, a woman known as Mrs Forbes (pseud) went to bed and heard a sound like a fluttering of a bird. She went to sleep as if under anaesthetic. She awoke around midnight with the feeling that there was something on her left hand side, the opposite to her husband. She felt something like a man’s head pressing against her neck and found herself paralysed. She felt herself getting weaker and she felt the thing was pressing into her neck. It felt a dead weight and she noted an odour like that of rotten meet. She then found herself able to move and heard the flapping sound she had heard earlier. Her husband had also been feeling weak and had heard a sound like a bird in the room. She found two small puncture marks on her neck. She had a similar experience on June 24th. 
  • Nandor Fodor in Carrington and Fodor 1953 p120 + Fodor 1958 p189 citing his own investigation)
  • Evaluation: Fodor provided a detailed psychological study of this woman, who had episodes of dissociation, self-harm, fraudulent mediumship. This experience was probably based on an ASP experience and self harm.

Summer 1938. Evening.
A 9 year old girl her brother (about 6½, and two children were playing in her front yard saw a grey humanoid figure floating above them at treetop level. It was wearing a cape and a wide belt with points sticking out. 
  • Clark 2012 p.48, 879 citing a letter from the girl to CUFOS in 1980

Summer 1938. Night.
Sverre Brevik (21)m taking the summer air outside his house, heard a noise like a generator, which became so intense that it hurt his head, as the area became illuminated. The light came from a strange blue object with a reddish halo that rose from the ground 20m away, trailing a blue white exhaust that gave off an odour of burning rubber that hurt his eyes and throat. The object then settled to earth again with a falling leaf motion. It was about 20-25m diameter, 2-3m high. The witness got the impression that he was being observed from within the craft. It took off again, circled the area then took off, silently, to the north. 
  • Ole Jonny Braenne in INFO Journal 72 p.47 citing Hjemet + UFO-Nyt 4 /1970 p.159 + Liljegren 1987 p2

Summer 1938. 2350hrs
Malcolm Perry was returning from seeing his girlfriend home when his attention was caught by a silvery cylindrical machine with tapering ends, moving against the wind in a westerly direction at low altitude. He first thought it was a navy blimp but then realised that it had neither gondola nor propellers. There were four rectangular portholes that gave off an orange glow. Figures could be seen looking down through these portholes and Perry felt an irresistible desire to wave at them, feeling as though they were old friends. 
  • Lore and Deneault 1969 p.136 citing NICAP files
  • Lorenzen 1969 p20
  • Rife 2000 p.116
  • Clark 1998 p.212 citing letter from Perry to NICAP 14 April 1964
  • Rife describes the creatures as thin with elongated heads and spindly arms, but gives Lore and Deneault as his only source, and this does not include this detail, though there are ellipses in the description.

July 25 1938, 2330hrs.
A lieutenant and his aide suddenly saw a strange white light and then saw that it came from a dark lens shaped object, about 11m in diameter, hovering about 2m above the ground 60m away. Without any noise a sort of column started to descend and two moving silhouettes were observed on this platform. A circle of blue light was focussed on the ground and projected at the witnesses, who felt a cold sensation. The platform rose again. For an instant it seemed that the two sections of the object had started spinning in opposite directions. The whole craft glowed with an intense white light and flew away. The witnesses believed they had seen a new secret weapon. 
  • Ballester 1976 p2 case 6 citing Oscar Rey in Phen Spax 28 p.18

Autumn 1938. (or following year)
In this coastal town, two people saw a strange 1m tall “frog man”, with a round head, no neck, and a lump in front of the body. Its mouth was a long straight slit, its eyes like smaller slits, its skin brown green, but its hands were normal. The creature walked in a “peculiar but elegant” fashion, its head waving up and down, while it moved its legs “carefully”. When pursued the creature accelerated rapidly away, its feet “fluttering”. About 100m away it vanished completely 
  • Vallee case 49

August/September 1938. Dawn.
A man en route to tree felling, with his donkey, encountered two strange men in a clearing. They were very tall, with large heads, short hair, red eyes, reddish brown skin and wearing uniforms similar to British soldiers. They were standing in front of an egg shaped object 3m high and standing on three or four legs. The thing was metallic with a transparent upper portion, and an opening on its metal body by a small ladder. The beings climbed into the machine, and were visible through the transparent upper portion and they waved at the witness. The ladder retracted and something like a balloon appeared on its top and the object took off silently. A bottle was found at the site, containing a liquid that ignited spontaneously. 
  • Thannasis Vembos in Strange Magazine 13 pp28, 50 citing the man’s son

September 22 1938, 1200hrs.
A triple engine aerial machine flew around Lowestoft, trailing smoke and then dive into the sea. Investigations were fruitless. 
  • Russell 1962 p.148 citing Liverpool Echo September 22 1938
  • See also Gloucestershire Echo + Yorkshire Evening Post 22 September 1938

September 22 1938. (Approximate date)
An aerial object fell into the sea off Felixstowe. An oil patch was later found but no planes were missing. 
  • Russell 1962 p.148 citing Daily Telegraph 23 September 1938
  • Evaluation: May refer to above case.

September 22 1938. (Approximate. date)
A strange air machine fell into the sea. Searches were fruitless and no planes were missing. 
  • Russell 1962 p.148

Autumn 1938. Afternoon.
Sir Hubert Stewart-Rankine was out shooting alone in the Glendhu Burn when he saw, coming out of nowhere, near a forestry hut, the figure of a young, well built man with long, dishevelled hair and wearing a kilt. He had a large crooked mouth, and appeared angry. The figure, which was moving in a fast glide, appeared to be made of a transparent grey substance. The figure followed Hubert down to a cottage, where it suddenly disappeared. 
  • Martin 1947 p.28 citing press sources
  • Evaluation: Patch of mist?

October 1938. Afternoon.
A woman returning from shopping was passing the railings of Alexandra Park as she walked along Castleton Gardens when she saw the figure of a woman, wearing what looked like a black shawl and white skirt come from Antrim Road, into Jubilee Avenue and then enter the park. As the witness watch the figure suddenly disappeared. The lady then found that the gates were locked. 
  • St Clair 1972 p.19

November 9 1938. (Approximate date) Evening.
Maria Costa was about to cross Commercial Street when her attention was caught by a large figure in the shadows. The thing jumped out at her as if on springboards and she saw that it was about 2.5m, black all over, large fiery eyes and was emitting a buzzing sound like bees. The thing then leapt away. The thing was seen on a number of other occasions. 
  • Citro 1997 p.172

1939. 1600hrs.
CESH TEB (TAJIKISTAN then part of the USSR)
A local hunter was pounced on by a humanoid whose body and hair were covered by soft wool like hair and who emitted a powerful smell. The hunter was able to wrestle the thing to the ground but himself lost consciousness. 
  • Sanderson 1961 p312:
  • Keel 1970a p75

1939. Evening.
At an undisclosed location, two six year old twin sisters saw a tiny luminous being in their garden. 
  • Johnson 2014 p19

February 2 1939. (Approximate date) 1900hrs.
A man from Exeter driving past St Clement’s Church, saw a figure resembling a woman draped in black cape standing in the centre of the road. Thinking she was in some trouble the man stopped only to see the figure just disappear. He drove on but later saw the figure again, going through the church gate.
  • Codd 2013 p55 citing Western Morning News 6 February 1939
  • McEwan 1989 p22 citing Exeter Express and Echo 3 November 1939
  • Western Times 10 February 1939 p7
  • Ackroyd 2010 p91 (Incorrectly dates the clippings to November)

May 21 1939, 2100hrs.
A group of people on Arreton Down when a light appeared at about 15m altitude. This developed in a luminous blue-green sphere that hovered for a moment and then took off to the west, becoming ever more elongated as it did so, turning into a streak of light, which began fading for the rear and disappeared after sending out electric blue sparks. It seemed so close that witnesses thought they could throw stones at it but it made no sound. Motorists stopped their cars and cyclists dismounted to observe the sight. 
  • Portsmouth Evening News 22 May 1939 p6 col 7

Summer 1939,0400hrs.
University student F D Blackley had gone to a small coastal town to visit his girlfriend. To avoid paying a hotel bill he decided to sleep in an abandoned hotel by the beach. Here he was awoken with a start and saw coming towards him a transparent figure, with an “evil” face, carrying a lantern. Blackley fled from the scene. 
  • Colombo 2000 p91 citing Blackley in Edmonton Journal 30 Oct 1988

Mid July 1939. Night.
Vicente Laurindo Lucindo the son of a mica miner, was going to get some water from a spring when he heard a whistling sound the like of which he had never heard before and the origin of which he could not determine. He continued to the spring and began to fill his can, at which point he became aware of an unusual light and became aware that he was in a circle of light 5m diameter and was unable to move. Jose was then approached by two men dressed in metallic looking whole body suits. They seemed to speak to him and Jose looked up to see an object shaped like plate with a projection on its underside at 50m altitude, rotating and emitting a hissing sound. This was the source of the light enveloping him. An opening appeared in the thing and one of the beings floated Jose on board. There he was given a medical examination and told he would bring great benefit to his family. He was then released and walked home. While lying half asleep he remembered that these strangers had told him the location of mica ore, this proved to be correct. 
  • Boaventura 2015 p64 citing Abilo C Coelho Historia do Ocultismo : Seculo XX : Cienca e Futurologia, Phase 1982 (not in Eberhart or AFU

August 1939 (Approximate date) Night.
Janice Williams was sleeping in her backyard when she was awakened by a noise like an electric fan. It came from a small object coming from the east at an altitude of 6-9m. It came up to her, descended to the level of her bed, close enough so she could have touched it. It looked like a miniature steamboat 1m diameter and 30cm high, with a deck around the bottom and veins running through it. It gave off a soft blue-green glow. It took off suddenly and disappeared. 
  • Clark 1998 p.932 citing piece by the witness in Fort Worth Star Telegram 24 March 1950

August 1939, 1500hrs.
A woman and her 10 year old son were descending the hill when their attention was caught by a vibrating hum, apparently coming from under the ground. As they hurried from the scene the boy caught and hurt his ankle and while his mother was tending to this they became aware of a smell of burning and a white luminous sphere appeared in the field about 4-5m away. As they were looking at this 1.8m diameter sphere they became aware of two small humanoid figures on the brow of the hill, about 30m away. They were only about 90cm tall, dressed in light green shiny suits and close fitting helmets. The creatures were talking in an unknown language with high pitched voices. The figures seemed exited and were pointing towards the witnesses. The luminous sphere got closer and the woman started praying. Then the globe, humming and dwarfs all disappeared. As they continued on their way the pair heard “eerie” laughter, as if from the air, everything became enveloped in an unnatural silence and they began to feel drowsy. They found it impossible to locate the track that made the descent for about 30 minutes, until they found themselves on it within metres of the bottom. It was now 1830hrs. and there was at least two hours of missing time.
  • Picknett 2001 p38 citing the boy in the story
  • Evaluation: Story recounted decades after the alleged experience.

Early August 1939. Morning.
George Parvu (9) and friends were lying on the grass in the public pasture when they saw a star like light moving in a zigzag fashion in the sky, before circling round and descending to 70-80m above them. The hitherto bright object turned to a dull coppery colour and a sort of hollow appeared in its lower section. Two of the children ran off, but George and two friends remained as the thing landed 40-50m away. The thing was surrounded by a belt of things that looked like turbine blades. The thing resembled a sort of half oval, 5m high, 3+m diameter. An opening appeared in the thing and two beings 1.2-1.35m tall, dressed in grey “diving suits” that appeared to be moulded to their bodies, emerged. They approached the children, walking in a rigid fashion, side by side. One of the beings was examining the ground with a sort of box, other held out a kind of thick baton. When the children walked closer, this being pointed the “baton” at them and they found themselves behind an invisible wall, which seemed hard when kicked at. The beings then bowed deeply to the children and walked back to the object, the one with the box talking into it. They then jumped on board the object, the hatch closed and the object rose to 70-80 at which it blazed up and shot off into the sky. The wall had now gone and when the children rushed to the place where it had landed they found the grass at the site rather yellowed. This was still visible two years later. The boys seemed filled with a strange energy and when George’s father patted him on the head he received an electric shock. One of the other boys became sick and died, the other also became sick, but when George took him a couple of kilometres from the scene he recovered completely. George found old wounds healed and felt that the thing had given him extra physical and intellectual powers. 
  • Farcas 2016 p122 citing author’s own investigation

Autumn 1939 Night.
A group of people out hunting at night encountered a huge hairy humanoid that killed several dogs and attacked a man who approached too close to it. The thing then ran off into a swamp. 
  • Newton 2011 p55

November 1939. Afternoon.
Two sisters walking down a country lane on this misty afternoon saw among trees in a valley, a large house where none was known to be. Other buildings seemed to materialise beside it. Shortly afterwards it all faded away. 
  • Brown 1982 p125

November 13 1939. (Approximate. date) 0730hrs.
On this mild Monday morning in November, F. P. (30) was driving from London back to work in Brockworth, when passing a farm, he heard a high pitched buzzing. When he reached a gate he saw, in an open field, something like a child’s spinning top with a domed top and a row of markings like windows along the base of the dome. The thing, which was about 8-9m wide, 6m high was hovering about 6m above the field, emitting a green light from its underside. dismounted and got within 30m of the object, which after two minutes, titlted at an 80 degree angle and the green light was slowly drawn up into the base. then drove away from the scene. He returned later that day but could find no traces.
  • Jenny Randles in Probe 3,4 p2 citing investigation by Mark Brown
  • Evaluation: A surprising amount of detail for an event reported more than 40 years later. Heavy contamination by later UFO lore looks probable 

December 31 1939. 1815hrs.
Margo Vincent Smith and the headmaster of the local school saw a figure like a nun sit on the edge of the playground, as if on an invisible chair. When they approached the figure vanished. 
  • Hapgood 1994 p57