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Disc Sightings - 1960s

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See also: Disc , Formation

Sketch of the UFO, based on a drawing supplied by Joe Simonton. (credit: FSR)

Joe Simonton. He went into the yard and saw a flying saucer drop out of the sky and hover over his farm. It was silver and "brighter than chrome," 12 feet in height and 30 feet in diameter. On one edge were what appeared to be exhaust pipes, 6 or 7 inches in diameter. The interior of the UFO was dull black, even the three "extremely beautiful" instrument panels, and had the appearance of wrought iron. The contrast between the dark interior and shiny exterior so fascinated Simonton that he later said that he "would love to have a room painted in the same way."

See also: ET , H2O , Hover , Material

A gigantic discoid UFO reportedly appeared at about 12 miles' altitude, along with several smaller discoid UFOs.

See also: Armament

Private pilot 6,000+ feet. Saw disk shaped object. Fifty-to-fifty-five feet in diameter and eight-to-ten feet thick at center. Its surface was like sandblasted aluminum. Hovering, with slight rocking motion. Eight witnesses at airport on the ground viewing through binoculars confirmed that the object had wobbled while hovering.

See also: Hover , Wobble


Alex Birch.

See also: Disc , Formation


This UFO was photographed in 1963 by the co-pilot of an AVENSA Airlines DC-4 between Barcelona and Maiquetia in Venezuela. A propeller spinner can be seen in the right foreground, and a highway divides the trees. Fernando de Calvet, a professional topographer and geometrician, demonstrated mathematically that all of the objects in the photograph bear exact relation with each other. (Aerial Phenomena Research Organization) (13/p.308)


UFO over Venezuela, 1963, photographed by Avena Airlines pilot flying between Barcelona and Maiquetia Airport. Admitted hoax: the UFO is a button. For more details, see Ronald Story, Encyclopedia Of UFOs, p. 34-5 .

They saw a cigar shaped object which discharged a small disc which subsequently landed.

See also: Cigar , ET , Injury

The Willow Grove UFO based on witness sketch in RAAF files. (credit: Chalker)

Charles Brew, Trevor Brew. It was about eight metres in diameter and three metres high. The top section appeared to be a transparent dome of a glass-like material, from which protruded a two metre high mast or aerial. The 'aerial' appeared to be as thick as a broom and resembled bright chrome. The top portion of the disc itself was battleship grey in colour and appeared to be of metallic lustre. The base or underside section glowed with a pale blue colour and had 'scoop-like protuberances around the outside edge'. This section rotated slowly at about one revolution per second. This spinning motion apparently caused the protuberances to generate a swishing noise, somewhat like a turbine noise, that was clearly audible not only to Brew but also to his son Trevor, who was located inside the shed near the operating diesel-powered milking machine units.

See also: Dome , Animal , Antennae , Dome , Glow , Hover , Injury , Interference , Rotation

A disc-shaped, domed object was revealed hanging in mid-air in front of them. It had six brightly lit windows and was some 30 feet (9 meters) wide; metallic in appearance, it had a number of sections that were joined together with rivets and seams. The dome was also metallic, but it was darker and had no rivets. The object was rocking gently to and fro. Suddenly a multicolored band began to rotate inside the windows and a witish mist thickened around the object, which emitted a faint hum. The witnesses became aware of a sulfurous smell.

As the band inside the craft rotated faster and faster, they watched while the disc gradually became enveloped in a white mist until all could be seen was an orange-colored cloud.

See also: Dome , Animal , Beam , Hover , Hum , Rotation , Sulfur


Translation: LE BOURGET OF the LAKE (73) 01.03.1964 Observé the 01/03/1964 Area Rhône Alpes Département Savoy Classifies C Summarized Observation of silhouettes and takeoff d' an object. Detailed description a person brings back qu' in 1964, it was pilot d' a particular phenomenon. Returning at the base school of Le Bourget towards 2:30 of the morning one Sunday at the beginning of March, it s' d' will astonish; to regularly see a weak gleam of short duration to approximately 200 or 300 m of him. Approaching the netting of the army ground, he sees 5 silhouettes evolving/moving meadows d' a machine posed on the ground. The high part of l' object, lit by the gleam, is round. The silhouettes make return tickets of l' interior of l' object with its immediate environment. Abruptly the gleam s' extinct and in a total silence l' s' object; raise d' one meter or two of the ground and remains stationary during one to two seconds. The witness describes l' then; object like having a round or oval form, the flat lower part, the top embossed in the center and on with dimensions ones; its dimensions are from 8 to 10 m in diameter and its height of 2,50m with 3 Mr. This s' object; raise vertically without transition at very high speed towards the south. No noise n' is heard and a kind of short vertical trail appears thus that two other traces in the sky. The following day the witness will go on the spot of his observation and although separate d' ten meters of the exact place by the netting of military base, it will note a light compressing of l' bleaches on grass and of some shrubs. It will decide to speak with nobody about this observation for which we miss d' confirmed information. These facts, a priori very strange, reported very tardily (June 2007) by a single witness are unverifiable and no serious analysis can be carried out. Report of l' inquire None.

Mrs. Helen Reed. It was a typical domed disc with a flat bottom. When she first observed it the dome was glowing a soft blue. The object then moved erratically away from the barn and the dome turned a bright red orange in color. It then executed several sharp right angle turns and disappeared behind her shed. She estimated that the object was no more than 15 feet in diameter and she later described a series of round, yellow lights that encircled the base. She said that these lights were "brighter than headlights" but caused her no discomfort as she observed them.

See also: Dome , Hover , Rotation , Maneuver

Twelve humanoids observed at distance after two discs landed on hill; appeared to be engaged in repair operation for hours.

See also: ET

Two discoid UFOs.

Madeline Rodeffer. Bellshaped type Flying Saucer - It was filmed on February 28th in 1965 by George Adamski at US government official home Madeline Rodeffer, in a suburb of Washington DC called Silver Springs, Maryland USA.

Two Air Force radar technicians encounter with small saucer-shaped object, struck by beam. Possible abduction.

See also: Abduction , Beam , Injury , Radiation , Washington


Dennis Crowe. In the distance, he began to see a glow, and as he moved closer, he could make out the shape of a disc-shaped object, sitting on legs on the sandy beach.

Crowe guessed the object's diameter at 20 feet, and he could now see a glowing blue-green hue rim around it, with the craft's two parts a dullish gray. The top appeared to be a transparent dome. The disc shaped craft was sitting silently. The only sound he heard at the time was barking from some dogs. They were barking directly at the object. Crowe had made his first observations at several hundred feet, and as he came to within about 60 feet, the object lifted itself from the ground. Crowe could now hear a sound..a sound like air being forced out of a balloon.

See also: Dome , Animal Reaction , Glow , Landing Legs , Landing Trace


On August 3, 1965, Rex Heflin took three photographs of a UFO, using a Polaroid camera, through the windscreen of his truck (he was a highway traffic inspector) near Santa Ana, California, USA. A fourth photograph shows a smoke ring which the UFO allegedly left when it departed.

On 3-Aug-1965 about 12:30pm, Rex E. Heflin, age 38, a highway maintainance engineer for the Orange County road department, spotted an unusual object approaching the road. He stopped his truck, grabbed the camera off the seat beside him and shot three pictures as rapidly as possible. As the object moved away, Heflin scrambled out of the truck and took his fourth and final picture of a "smoke ring". Heflin tried to contact his office by radio while the UFO was near his vehicle, but the radio refused to operate. Heflin estimated the UFO to be ~20ft in diameter and ~700ft away and said a rotating light was apparent underneath the UFO.

See also: Interference , Rotation

Disk. James Lucci and one other.

Drawing made by Deputy Strauch to indicate details he visually saw with the binoculars.

At least five witnesses reported seeing this glowing ball of light over Minnesota in 1965. The incident was investigated by the U.S. Air Force but never explained.
Sheriff's deputy Arthur Strauch drew this picture of the object he photographed in St. George, Minnesota, in 1965. (Strauch's photograph appears on page 315.) The craft was also seen by his wife, his son and two friends. (22)

Strauch stated: "The round top of the dome was a metallic-silver gray that reflected the rays of the setting sun, turning the object into a large orange ball. Surrounding the dome were four small portholes that emitted a bright yellow light. Just below the window or ports was an area that glowed a light blue. This light seemed to be a reflection of some inner light or perhaps exhaust. From the edge of the blue light's reflection to the edge of the flat saucer-like surface (outer edge), the outer ring was rotating counterclockwise, causing it to throw it off an aurora or halo of light that changed from orange to white with an overall tinge of blue and green. The extreme outer edge of the saucer glowed a bright orange, and this part did not move or rotate." - Coral & Jim Lorenzen (18)

See also: Dome , Halo , Glow , Rotate , Speed , Whine/Whistling Noise


TV news person, Frank Edwards. He said that witnesses described the object as a large disc (Exhibit 5a) with red, white, blue, and green lights around the edge.

See also: Hover , Interference

Sao Joao. Two small, brown-skinned humanoids, one-piece garb; two discs landed, beings emerged, objects rose a few meters, unintelligible vocalizations.

See also: ET

A well known case with witness George Pedley observing an object at close range at 0900. He saw a light gray, non-reflecting object, estimated to be 25 feet long and 8 feet thick, rising vertically from marshland. It then climbed at a 45 degree angle from a height of about 30 feet above the marsh surface. The object ascended at a point 75 feet from the witness. He could hear a hissing sound as the UFO climbed. He described it as two saucers, edge to edge.

See also: Landing Mark


On March 8th at 2:30 PM there was a good quality daylight disc sighting at Chesterton, Indiana. (Exhibit 6a) The UFO, surrounded by a bright, misty haze, hovered above a cloud bank for 4-5 minutes. It then changed angles and sped away.

See also: Hover , Speed

Robert Howard. Saucer-shaped object 12 feet in diameter with flashing red lights set in its edge. It settled into a nearby swamp. Howard headed across the fields toward the object while more people gathered.

See also: Beam , Injury


A Polaroid photograph of a UFO tipped vertically on a side taken by businessman from his garden. The photo, copyrighted in 1979 by David C. Knight has been published on page 138 of the book "UFOS: A Pictorial History from Antiquity to the Present."

See also: Bell


Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vojtko. A music teacher and his wife had a close encounter with a silent UFO shaped like a giant disc with a dome on top. (Exhibit 8a) Encircling the rim was a row of red lights like a "rotating neon sign". The white light, much brighter than the red ones, was seen to be coming from a dome atop the structure.

See also: Dome , Hover


The pilot of a twin engine C-47 "Sky train" transport aircraft of the USAF captured this reddish object on photograph in July 1966 at 11:00am. The aircraft was flying over the Rocky Mountains, at about 40 kilometers South-West of Provo, Utah.

See also: Aeronautics

Henrico County Sheriff A.D. "Toby" Mathews. During the spring and summer of 1966 --when Mathews said he saw a saucerlike object hover over a cornfield near his farm and then disappear in a flash -- more than a half-dozen people, including three other Richmond-area police officers, reported spotting similar objects hovering over the city, Henrico and Goochland County, according to news accounts in The Times-Dispatch and The Richmond News Leader. The craft, which Mathews described as white and about 30 feet in diameter, made hardly a sound and emitted no light. The object was about 4 or 5 feet wide at its widest point, which was in the middle, he said.

See also: Animal Reaction , Hover , Power Lines , Speed

A yellow orange UFO with a blue line around the center and red lights just under its rim was reported. (Exhibit 9a) The object illuminated the ground and caused television interference (TVI) and had other typical features.

See also: Interference


See also: Heat , Landing Mark

Anthony Russell. Zenith 3N single lens reflex camera. Top: the second photograph shows the UFO edge-on, which emphasis its disc shape. The expert who examined the photographs could not explain the strange shadow effects on this shot.


Disk. Dan and Grant Jaroslaw.

The object appeared as a typical flying saucer shape, smooth metallic in appearance, round, and domed on both the top and the bottom. What initially caught his eye was what he thought were lights around the middle. As it approached, he estimated the size at about 150 feet across and about 25 ft top to bottom.

See also: Dome , Interference , No Seams , Rotate , Tilted at a 45-degree angle


Ralph Ditter, a Zanesville, Ohio barber took two photographs of this unknown object.


Sketch of UFO by Claude at close point

Claude Edwards. The surface was seamless, “like gray-green silk.” Around the lower rim there were evenly spaced oval openings. The object “it just looked like a big shell, grayish-green looking outfit. And underneath there were oblong holes where the lights were coming out. They were so bright you couldn't’t see when you got up there.

See also: Mushroom-Shape , Animal Reaction , ET , Landing Mark

Hearing a loud whirring noise, Mrs S waked her husband, who went out and saw a strange object 50 feet in diameter hovering 25 feet above a nearby pond. Shaped like two metallic saucers face to face, and of aluminum like appearance, it had a clear bubble like canopy on the edge of the upper disc facing him; from elongated holes around the rim orange flames were issuing. Inside the canopy, illuminated by a greenish light, he could see the silhouettes of two "lobster claw-like" hands. The witness walked toward it yelling and waving his arms, where upon it moved slowly and silently away; then it began to spin rapidly with a loud whirring sound, tilted at an angle of 30-45 degrees, and took off at a very high speed. He noticed a smell lingering in the air like that from a lighted match.

See also: ET , Hover , Rotate , Speed , Sulfur , Tilted on angle , Whirring sound


Clyde L Dwyer observed a large object from a window in his home; approximately 100 feet in diameter, it was disc shaped and hovered motionless between 175-200 yards southeast of his home. Three large square windows were spaced around the midline of the object and just below these, jets of what appeared to be steam were emitted continually from a number of equidistant points around the object.

See also: Disc , ET , Hover


(Picaco Park) Las Cruces, New Mexico- A New Mexico State University student took this photo of what he says is a UFO, while photographing land formations for a geology class. The picture was taken with a 4x5 press camera at F8 at 1/100/second. He said the object made no noise and disappeared as he looked down to change plates in the camera.

Another description from "" website:

About 2:00pm on March 12th, 1967, A New Mexico State University student was hiking in a desert area near Picacho Peak, New Mexico, when he spotted a big round silvery object hovering in the air just above a rocky hill about 500 yards away. He prepared his 4" X 5" Press Camera, set it at F8 and 1/100 shutter speed, and snapped one good black and white picture of the object. It appeared stationary or was moving very little at the time of the photograph. He looked down to change the plates of his camera, needing only 3 seconds, but when he looked back to take another shot, the object was gone. He recalled smelling an electrical odor in the air too!


See also: Disc , Radiation


UFO photographed by Tom Downie.


Photograph by Augusto Arrando.

See also: Dome



Arvi Juntunen. A saucer-like object flying just above the ground. Device was brownish, it had diameter not more than 80 cm and it caused little hum. After first witness tried to get close to the object, he sensed weak electrical shock in his body after the object started to move and three antennas arose from it. He wasn’t able to get much closer as the device was moving and his hat, which he threw towards the UFO, fled almost 15 meters away from it because of the strong whirlwind as the device was moving.

See also: Hover , Hum , Rotation


It has a strange resemblance to an Adamski ship of the 1950s.


UFO photographed by Gabriel Kozora at New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA, on 28th June 1967 while he was photographing his young son. He said the object was about 60 feet long and it hovered overhead for about 15 seconds before heading northwest. Another source says it flew over from south to north. The witness was quoted as saying he was all shook up, wanted no publicity, and believed that the government was responsible for objects.


A salesman (Warren Smith) and two companions, one a 16 y/o boy. Someone spotted a disc-shaped object moving through the air above the tall evergreens. The salesman readied his camera and snapped photographs of the UFO.
The object was described as being “shiny, and approximately 25-feet in diameter.” It had a “silvery hone to it.” One particularly interesting assertion that was made by the RAF was that the UFO object in the photograph “had a toroidal shape. Only the blurred image (plate 62) is pitched up towards the observers, and a light shone not quite centered in the dark disk can be interpreted as a highlight, as opposed to a central hole.”

See also: Debris

At 11:30 p.m. Antonio Brambila and another man in Milan, Italy saw a glow coming from a domed disc-shaped UFO, 6.5 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high. The UFO had four telescopic legs, which emitted a strange vibration.

See also: Dome , Glow , Landing Legs

Elizabeth Douglas. One humanoid visible inside disc with dome, square windows, as craft flew low past house.

See also: Dome , ET

One 3-ft tall being, emerged from hovering luminous disc, took gravel samples.

See also: ET , Hover , Glow

Stanley Moxon. Three 3- to 4-ft tall beings, white garb, translucent helmets from disc with three legs, gathered specimens.

See also: ET , Landing Legs

Ron Hyde. Two humanoids about five ft. tall, silvery suits, round helmets, emerged from disc with dome; one moved toward witness and gestured, he fled in fear.

See also: Dome , ET

Two small beings, black garb, entered disc-shaped craft and took off.

See also: ET

Two humanoid figures seen in window of saucer-shaped craft (see Dyad case).

See also: ET

Flying cross made up of a central disk, about 20 feet in diameter 12 feet thick, from which protruded four fuselages estimated 75 feet long 7 feet high 8 feet wide. Protruded fuselages lined up and pointed in direction according to UFO's deceleration, hovering, taking off again.

See also: Cross , Cloak , Hover , Maneuver , Smoke

Guy Tossie, Willie Begay. Two small humanoids from disc with dome, aggressive encounter.

See also: Dome , ET|

Three small white-clad figures around disc with dome, red lights; physical traces found at site.

See also: Dome , ET , Trace

Sketch by Schirmer of the craft.

Patrolman Herbert Schirmer. Instead it was a disc-shaped object with a shiny, polished aluminum looking surface, and a catwalk that went around it. The red lights, which were blinking, were shining out from windows in the object. The UFO appeared to be a mere 6 to 8 feet above the road, and was hovering in the air with a slight tilt. Then the object began to slowly ascend, making a siren kind of noise, and issuing a flame-like display from the underside.

See also: Antennae , ET , Hover , Siren Noise , Missing Time , Tilt

Marilyn Wilding. Two humanoid figures visible in disc with dome.

See also: Dome , ET

Fritz Van Nest. George Adamski type Flying Saucer photographed in Oregon USA by Fritz Van Nest in 1968.


Photo taken in 1968 in Mass.

See also: Disc , Dome

The owner of the Lagoa Negra Fazenda, his wife and two children, and the Fazenda manager all saw a UFO that was disc shaped, about 9ft high and 30 ft wide, with a round hat shaped dome on top. It had a metallic gleam and emitted a powerful reddish light as it hovered about 6 ft above the ground, 400 yards away.

See also: Dome , ET , Hover , Trace

Dr Irena Scott. CUFOS. DAI - America's photo reconnaissance spy satellite programs - Kehole and Talent.
The object on the photograph was shaped like a saucer with a raised dome in the center. It appeared to be saucer-shaped with a dome [which] appeared to be quite tall in comparison to the brim - almost like a high top hat, or like the Kecksburb, Pennsylvania, object standing on end.

See also: Dome , Satellite

Witness drawing of close-encounter UFO as seen from the dock. Two entities were visible through the dome. Glowing plasma-like energy moved around the furrowed rim. Square plates covered the UFO on both top and bottom surfaces.

See also: Cigar , Dome , Beam , Abduction , ET , Glow , Hum

Disk. Emil Barnea and three others.

A large disc shaped object descended and came to rest on the ground near three boys that were playing in a nearby field.
The child was supposedly taken to a local hospital where he died suffering from third degree burns. On the site an area of scorched brush was found.

See also: Heat , Injury , Landing Mark