• 1955.0000 Movie "This Island Earth"


    "This Island Earth"
    The MovieThis Island Earth” (1955) was based on the novel of the same name by Raymond F Jones. Directed by Joseph M Newman.





  • 1955.0100 Flying Saucer Review established


    Flying Saucer Review established
    During January 1955, the "Flying Saucer Review" (“FSR”) magazine was established. Derek Dempster was its editor until September 1956.




  • 1955.0223 Broadlands encounter


    Broadlands encounter
    On 23 February 1955, Briggs (a bricklayer) claimed to have an encounter with a flying saucer over the grounds of the Hampshire residence Lord Mountbatten, “Broadlands”.




  • 1955.0505 Bluebook Special Report 14


    Bluebook Special Report 14
    Project Blue Book Special Report Number 14 (dated 5 May 1955) was entitled “Analysis of Reports of Unidentified Aerial Objects”. It was based on studies by the Battelle Memorial Institute.




  • 1955.0513 Air Force Regulation 200-3


    Air Force Regulation 200-3
    On 31 May 1955, Air Force Regulation (AFR) 200-3, entitled “Reporting Vital Sightings from Aircraft”, sets forth Intelligence regulations governing reporting in accordance with Joint Army-Navy-Air Force Publication 146 (JANAP 146). Superseded Air Force Regulation 200-3 dated 2nd July 1952. Superseded by AFR 55-88 dated 22nd October 1955.




  • 1955.0523 Dorothy Kilgallen articles


    Dorothy Kilgallen articles
    On 23 May 1954, articles by Kilgallen, Dorothy of the New York Journal-American published in various American newspapers claimed she had been told by “a British official of cabinet rank” that British scientists and airmen had “examined the wreckage of one mysterious flying ship” and are convinced that “these strange aerial objects are not optical illusions or Soviet inventions, but are actually flying saucers which originate on another planet”.




  • 1955.0821 Kelly-Hopkinsville creatures

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    In Kelly-Hopkinsville, Kentucky members of the Sutton family reported strange creatures allegedly besieging their farmhouse during the night of 21 / 22 August 1955.

    This incident is Case 14 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 92 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident has featured in a list of cases produced by Greg Bishop as part of a survey by the Fortean Times in 2007 of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.



  • 1955.1004 Senator Russell sighting

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    On 4 October 1955, Senator Richard Russell reports seeing a disc shaped object from a train in the Transcaucasia region of the USSR.




  • 1955.1022 Air Force Regulation 55-88


    Air Force Regulation 55-88
    On 22 October 1955, Air Force Regulation (“AFR”) No. 55-88 states Air Force responsibilities for reporting prescribed by JANAP 146 directives, “Canadian-United States Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings”. Superseded Air Force Regulation (AFR) 200-3, dated 13th May 1955. Superseded by Air Force Manual (AFM) 55-11 dated 20 May 1968.




  • 1955.1024 NICAP incorporated

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    On 24 October 1955, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon ("NICAP") was incorporated.

    See main entry in relation to NICAP.



  • 1955.1025 USAF Press Release


    IUSAF Press Release
    On 25 October 1955, the US Air Force issues press release which purports to summarise Project Blue Book Special Report Number 14.




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