UFOs: A History
1954 October

By Loren E. Gross

A minor catalogue of UFO reports and notations on various unofficial inquiries by individuals and privately funded organizations, as well as commentary on military investigations and governmental policies. Presented in chronological order.

Copyright © 1991, Fremont, CA.

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Index

  • A
  • Adamski, George. pp. 28, 50.
  • Air Force Press Desk. p. 3.
  • Alamo, Tex. p. 17.
  • Albuquerque, N.M. pp. 85-86
  • Alford, Mrs.? p. 89.
  • Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Alexandria, La. p. 73.
  • Alliance, Ohio. pp. 54, 58.
  • Allison, O.W. p. 77.
  • Amarillo, Tex. p. 91
  • Anaheim, Calif. p. 15.
  • Andrade, Gabriel. p. 28.
  • Anthony, N.M. p. 7.
  • APRO. pp. 50-51.
  • Aquino, Dr. Prudente. p. 50.
  • Atomic Bomb. p. 8.
  • Aux Ecoutes. Paris, France. pp. 29, 56.
  • B
  • Baller, Rev. Albert. p. 74.
  • Ballinger, Tex. p. 86.
  • Barra de Juca, Brazil. p. 51.
  • Beranek, Mrs. Monte. p. 6.
  • Berghan, John. p. 52.
  • Berkner, Dr. Lloyd V. pp. 7, 74.
  • Bernardsville, N.J. pp. 37, 39.
  • BLUE BOOK, project. p. 10.
  • Bohemia. Havana, Cuba. pp. 54, 56.
  • Boston, Mass. pp. 17, 20.
  • Bowen, Charles. pp. 50-51.
  • Box, Wilham. p. 20.
  • Bracken, M.A. p. 13.
  • Brazilian Mineral Production Laboratory. p. 74.
  • Brazilian State Security. p. 49.
  • Brenham, Tex. p. 89.
  • Briggs, Harold. pp. 63, 64-66.
  • Brooklyn, N.Y. p. 54.
  • Broome, Michael. p. 13.
  • Bryant, Audrey. p. 73.
  • Buckley, Arthur. p. 53.
  • Buhler, Walter. p. 50.
  • Byrnes, Maj. ? p. 4.
  • C
  • CAA. p. 4.
  • Carbonado, Wash. p. 83.
  • Casper, Wyo. p. 82.
  • Ceres, Brazil. p. 28.
  • Chene, Jeanne. p. 84.
  • Childress, A/B ? p. 89.
  • CIA. pp. 7, 29, 77, 85.
  • Civil Air Patrol. p. 7.
  • Cocoa Beach, Fla. pp. 17-18.
  • Corpus Chr1sti, Tex. p. 69.
  • Corry, Pa. p. 29.
  • Cote, Gilles. p. 84.
  • Coty, Rene. (President of France) p. 85.
  • Covington, Ind. p. 37.
  • Creighton, Gordon. p. 50.
  • CSI New York. pp. 33, 54.
  • Cuba. p. 54.
  • D
  • Daily News. New York. p. 54.
  • Daily News. Washington D.C. p. 21.
  • Dates:
    • 02 May 46. p.8.
    • 1953. pp. 5, 7, 74.
    • 1955. p. 3.
    • 14 November 56. p. 21.
    • 13 August 57. p. 1.
    • 30 September 57. p. 74.
    • 01 October 57. pp. 1-2.
    • 02 October 57. pp. 2, 6.
    • 03 October 57. p. 6.
    • 04 October 57. pp. 7, 9.
    • 05 October 57. pp. 9, 11-12.
    • 07 October 57. pp.12, 15, 17.
    • 08 October 57. pp. 17, 20.
    • 09 October 57. pp. 17, 21, 23.
    • 10 October 57. pp. 10, 21-22, 24, 28.
    • 11 October 57. p. 29.
    • 12 October 57. pp. 29-31.
    • 13 October 57. pp. 29, 33-34.
    • 14 October 57. pp. 33, 35.
    • 15 October 57. pp. 33, 37-39.
    • 16 October 57. pp. 37, 40-41.
    • 17 October 57. pp. 51-52.
    • 19 October 57. pp. 51-55.
    • 20 October 57. pp. 54-55.
    • 21 October 57. pp. 53-54, 58.
    • 22 October 57. pp. 59, 61-62.
    • 23 October 57. pp. 61, 63, 67, 69, 70, 71.
    • 24 October 57. pp. 71, 73-74, 77.
    • 25 October 57. pp. 74-75.
    • 26 October 57. pp. 74, 76.
    • 27 October 57. pp. 57, 77-78.
    • 28 October 57. p. 70.
    • 29 October 57. pp. 79, 82.
    • 30 October 57. pp. 82-83.
    • 31 October 57. p. 84.
    • 1 November 57. pp. 85-87.
    • 2 November 57. pp. 86, 88-91.
    • 5 November 57 . p. 37.
    • 6 November 57. pp.74, 78.
    • 15 Novembe1 57. p. 49.
    • 20 December 57. p. 71.
    • 2 January 58. p. 27.
    • February 1958. p.28.
    • 22 February 58. p. 49.
    • Early 1959. p. 50.
    • 26 June 59. p. 55.
    • July 1961. p. 50.
    • 1964. p. 50.
    • January 1965. p.50.
    • 1969. p. 51.
    • 14 July 91. p.10.
  • Davidson, Jan. p. 41.
  • Davidson, Leon. pp. 2-3.
  • Delphos, Ohio. pp. 17-18.
  • Demsky, Israel. p. 52.
  • Denver Post. Denver, Colo. p. 21.
  • Dominican Republic. pp. 86, 89.
  • Dunbar, Jack C. p. 31.
  • Duplantier, Gene. pp. 17,29.
  • "Durville, Heitor." p. 50.
  • E
  • East Palestine, Ohio. p. 58.
  • El Caribe. p 89.
  • Eldred, Jiel. p. 73.
  • Elwell, Mrs.? p. 86.
  • Elwood, Capt.? p. 70.
  • Evening Reporter. Galt, Canada. p. 78.
  • Ewing, Vyre. p. 33.
  • F
  • Farias, Escober. p. 50.
  • Fate. p. 2.
  • FBI. p. 1.
  • Fernandez, Miguel. p. 28.
  • Fiji Islands. p. 19.
  • Fiji Times. Fiji Islands. p. 41.
  • Flying Saucer Review. (England) p. 50.
  • Flynn, Joseph. p. 20.
  • Fontes, Dr. Olavo. pp. 28, 45, 49, 51.
  • Fortune, Ella. p. 40.
  • Fort Ward, Wash. p. 17.
  • French Space Committee. p. 10.
  • G
  • Galveston, Tex. p. 82
  • Gamboni, Mrs.? p. 82.
  • Garanaev, Yuyua. p. 14.
  • Gariety, Nobert. pp. 2, 5, 8.
  • Gaydon, England. pp. 55, 57.
  • Georgetown, Pa. p. 2.
  • Gilliland, Robert. p. 7.
  • Girvan, Waveney. p. 50.
  • God is My Co-Pilot. p. 9.
  • Goff Emerson. pp. 66-67.
  • Gold Beach, Ore. p. 71.
  • Goldwater, Senator Barry. p. 5.
  • Gregory, Capt. George T. pp. 4, 24, 27.
  • Creighton, Gordon. p. 49.
  • Graham, Rev. BillY. p. 9.
  • Granger, Gene. p. 83.
  • Guido, Mr.? p. 28
  • Gulf of Mexico. p. 82.
  • H
  • Harris, Calvin. p. 91.
  • Haviland, Kan. pp. 61, 62.
  • Hawkins, Capt. Harold. p. 17.
  • Healy, Mr.? Chief Investigator, Government Operations Committee (Senator McClellan Committee) pp. 2, 85.
  • Hill, Betty and Barney. p. 51.
  • Himes, Mr. and Mrs. George. p. 78.
  • Hoag, H.F. p. 2.
  • Holloman Test Range, N.M. pp. 37, 40.
  • Howard, A2/C ? p. 89.
  • Hull, Capt. W.J. p. 21.
  • Huntington, W Va. pp. 86-88.
  • Hynek, J. Allen. pp. 11, 24, 27.
  • I
  • International Geophysical Year. p. 25.
  • J
  • Jacksonville, Fla. p. 68.
  • Jansma, S. p. 61.
  • Jacobs, Buddy. p. 83.
  • Jacobs, George. p. 29.
  • Johannesberg, South Africa. p. 85.
  • Johnson, Senator Lyndon. p. 9.
  • “Jo-Joe’s” Fishing boat. p. 83.
  • Jones, General C.D. p. 70.
  • Jones, Sir George. Air Marshal. p. 37.
  • K
  • Karcher, John. p. 1.
  • Kelly, General ? p. 4.
  • Kemmerer, Wyo. p. 24.
  • Keyhoe, Donald. pp. 2, 74, 85.
  • Keys, J .C. p. 83.
  • K1ngston, N.Y. p. 55.
  • Knowledge is Strength. p. 1.
  • Korolyov Sergei p. 11.
  • Kuhn, Lt. Col. William F. p. 72.
  • L
  • Lake Wales, Fla. p.68.
  • Lakenheath, England. p.53.
  • La Mujer del Otro Mundo. p. 50.
  • Lancaster, Pa. p. 6, 29.
  • Las Cruces, N.M. p. 4.
  • Lash, Miss? p. 59.
  • Leadford, Edwill G. p. 15.
  • Lee, James. p. 86.
  • Leeuwardden, Holland. p. 61.
  • Leonard, Al. p. 18.
  • Lewis, Maj. General Millard. pp. 24, 26.
  • Logansport, La. p. 89.
  • Longchaumoise, France. p. 83.
  • Long Island City, N.Y. pp. 33-34.
  • Lorenzen, Coral. pp. 50-51.
  • Loring AFB, Me. p. 71.
  • Los Angeles, Calif. p. 12.
  • Lumberton, N.C. p. 84.
  • M
  • Marion, Ind. p. 76.
  • Marlows, K. p. 41.
  • Mars. p. 55.
  • Martha's Vineyard. pp. 29-30.
  • Martins, Joao. p. 49.
  • Max, George D. p. 31.
  • McCall, N.C. p. 83.
  • McCullough, Mary. p.86.
  • McDonald, Dr. James. p. 51.
  • McElroy, Neil. Secretary of Defense. p. 8.
  • McGill, Ralph. p. 9.
  • McKean, Sandy. p. 91.
  • Mebane, Alexander. pp. 37, 42, 49.
  • Mntone, Australia. p. 37.
  • Metedeconck, N.J. p. 55.
  • Miijaji, Dr. Masashi. p. 9.
  • Mildenhall, England. pp. 51, 53.
  • Miller, Alice. p. 52.
  • Miller, Sandy. p. 86.
  • Milwaukee, Wisc. pp. 74-75.
  • Mints, Alexander. p. 11.
  • Mitchell, Hennan. p. 20.
  • MOONWATCH, project. p. 11.
  • Morita, Iwao. p. 9.
  • Moscow News. Moscow, Russia. pp. 10-11.
  • Moudy, Robert. p. 37.
  • Moyer, Shirley. p. 82.
  • Muschamp, David. p. 13.
  • Mylus, Ralph. p. 89.
  • N
  • Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, Calif. p. 33.
  • Nawaca, Fiji Island. pp. 17, 19.
  • Neptune, N.J. pp. 58, 60.
  • Newport, Ore. p. 7.
  • New York City. pp. 51-54.
  • New York Times. p. 7.
  • NICAP. pp. 2, 4-5, 9, 21, 51, 63, 85.
  • NIKE Army unit. pp. 71-72.
  • Nininger, Dr. H.H. pp. 21, 24.
  • Niquelandia, Brazil. p. 12.
  • Norderbugger, Mrs.? p. 1.
  • North American Air Defense Command, Colorado Springs, Colo. pp. 21, 23, 25.
  • O
  • O Cruzeiro Internacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina. p. 50.
  • Ogilvic-Watson, Maj. G. p. 85.
  • Ohioville, Pa. p. 1.
  • Oka, Quebec, Canada. p. 84.
  • Oliviera, Sebastiao. p. 12.
  • Oxnard, Calif. p. 4.
  • P
  • Paducah, Tex. p. 68.
  • Pampa, Tex. pp. 61, 63.
  • Paris, France. p. 85.
  • Partidge, General Earle E. pp. 24-26.
  • Passer, Francis. p. 52.
  • Patrick AFB, Fla. p. 18
  • Paula, ? p. 19.
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. p. 27.
  • Peltier, Leslie. p 18.
  • Perez, Lill1an. p. 52.
  • Perth, Austral1a. pp. 12-13.
  • Petoskey, Mich. p. 78.
  • Pettit, Tex. p. 90.
  • Pharr, Tex. p. 17.
  • Philadelphia, Pa. pp. 29, 32.
  • Pious XII, Pope. p. 9.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. p. 61.
  • Plunkett, Lee. p. 1.
  • Point Pleasant, N.Y. p. 52.
  • Polk City, Fla. p. 68.
  • Poole, J.R. p. 91.
  • Potter, Mr. ? pp. 74, 76.
  • Prage, Daniel. p. 85.
  • Praia Grande, Brazil. p. 61.
  • Pratt, Bob. p. 51.
  • Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship. p. 8.
  • Preston, Ontario, Canada. p. 78.
  • Pretoria, South Africa. p. 85.
  • Pringle, A/2C Harold. p. 53.
  • Puljui, Hugh. p. 82.
  • Puy, Armand du. p. 34.
  • Q
  • R
  • Radio Moscow. pp . 1, 7.
  • RAND Corporation. p. 8.
  • Rashoff, Benjamm. p. 34.
  • Rashoff, Sophie. p. 34.
  • Reese AFB, Tex. p. 91.
  • Richard, West. p. 78.
  • Ries, Allen. p. 33.
  • Robertson, Dr. H.P. p. 74.
  • Rochester, Pa. p. 1.
  • Roulon, France. p. 29.
  • Ruppelt, Edward J. p. 11.
  • Russia. pp. 1, 7-10, 12-14, 27, 29, 38, 54, 56-57.
  • S
  • Salaz, Joe. p. 90.
  • Santa Barbara, Calif. p. 2.
  • San Bernardino, Calif. pp. 33, 35.
  • San Diego, Calif. pp. 33, 36.
  • San Juan, Tex. p. 17.
  • Santinori, Antonio. p. 12.
  • Sao Francisco de Sallas, Brazil. p. 11.
  • Sato, Masashisa p. 9.
  • SBED Bulletin. p. 50.
  • Schultz, Bill. p. 22
  • Scott, Brg. General Robert. p. 9.
  • Scoville, Herbert. Assistant Director, Scientific Intelligence, CIA. p. 8
  • Seattle, Wash. p. 17.
  • Seday, Capt. Joseph. pp. 22-23.
  • Seminole, Tex. p. 90.
  • Shippingport Atomic Plant, Pa. p. 1.
  • Shreveport, Ld. p.89.
  • Siado (Saucedo), Pedro. pp.90-91
  • Simpson, M. L. p. 24.
  • Simms, Mildred E. p. 39.
  • Sinclair, Jean. p. 84.
  • Smathers, Senator George A. p. 68.
  • Socidedade Brasileira de Estudos Sabre Discos Voadores. pp. 46-48.
  • “Socorro landing.” p. 51.
  • Sonstein, Professor? p. 29.
  • South African Air Force. p. 85.
  • South Downs, England. p. 59.
  • South Lee, Mass. p. 74.
  • Sovietskaya Rossiya, Moscow, Russia. p. 14.
  • S.P.A.C.E. pp. 2, 5.
  • Space Craft Digest. p.7.
  • Special Report #14. pp. 2, 3, 74, 85.
  • Sputnik (Alpha). pp. 7-10, 20, 38, 58.
  • Sputnik II. p. 90.
  • Staffery, Michael. p. 86.
  • Stager, C. p.52.
  • Stalin, Joseph. p. 11.
  • Stanley, J.S. p. 68.
  • St. Francis, La. p. 71.
  • Stokes, Barbara. p. 84.
  • Strategic Air Command. p. 76.
  • Stringfield, Leonard. p. 42.
  • Strong, Philip G. p. 74.
  • Sweeney, D.W. p. 5.
  • Szklenski, France. p. 33.
  • T
  • Tacker, Maj. Lawrence J. pp. 68, 70.
  • Teixeira, Elson. p. 74.
  • Terry, Antony. p. 56.
  • The Edge of Reality. p. 11.
  • The Humanoids. p. 51.
  • Times. Los Angeles, Calif. p. 12.
  • Todt, George. pp. 33, 38.
  • Tribune. Tulsa, Oklahoma. p. 77.
  • Tulsa, Okla. p. 77.
  • Tyler, Bowden. p. 83.
  • U
  • Ubatuba fragment. p. 74.
  • UFO Danger Zone. p. 51.
  • UFO Investigator. (NICAP) p. 2.
  • Uluigalau, Qica. p. 19.
  • U.S. Army. pp. 71, 77.
  • U.S. Army Air Force. p. 8.
  • U.S. Navy. p. 30.
  • V
  • Valensole, France. p. 51.
  • Vallee, Jacques. pp. 10-11.
  • Vancouver Island, Canada. p. 83.
  • Vechernaya Moskva. Moscow, Russia. p. 14.
  • Vernal, Utah. p. 23.
  • Verpoor, Louis. p. 72.
  • Villas-Boas, Antonio. pp. 11-12, 37, 42-51.
  • Villas-Boas, Joao. p. 12.
  • “V” weapons. p. 29.
  • W
  • Wakayama, Japan. p. 9.
  • Ward, Kermit B. p. 58.
  • Warsewich, A/2C Allen. p. 53.
  • WATE, Radio Station. p. 2.
  • WBRK, Radio Station. p. 74.
  • Welcome, David. p. 83.
  • Whakapara, New Zealand. p. 51.
  • Whangarei, New Zealand. p. 52.
  • Whipple, Dr. Fred. Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass. p. 21.
  • White, Bill. p. 91.
  • White, Colin. p. 41.
  • Whiteface, Tex. p. 91.
  • Whitehead, Tom. p. 89.
  • Williams, Ariz. p. 83.
  • Williams, H.L. p. 76.
  • Williamsport, Pa. p. 6.
  • WKKO, Radio Station. p. 18.
  • Wood, Rufus R. p. 7.
  • X
  • Y
  • Youngstown, Ohio. p. 86.
  • Z
  • Zink, Richard. p. 78.
  • Zonshtein, Prof. S. p. 1.