• 1956.0000 Movie “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers”

    “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers”
    The movieEarth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956) (also referred to as “Earth versus the Flying Saucers”) was directed by Fred F Sears, with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. It was produced by Charles H Schneer.




  • 1956.0000 Movie “Forbidden Planet”


    “Forbidden Planet”
    The movieForbidden Planet” (1956) was directed by Fred M Wilcox.




  • 1956.0000 Movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”


    “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
    The movieInvasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956) was based on the novel “The Body Snatchers” (1955) by Jack Finney. Directed by Don Siegel. Produced by Walter Wanger. Remade in 1978.




  • 1956.0000 Movie “Unidentified Flying Objects"


    “Unidentified Flying Objects"
    The movie: “Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) : The True Story of Flying Saucers” (1956), based on the experiences of Albert M Chop. It was directed by Winston Jones and produced by Clarence Greene.




  • 1956.0813 Lakenheath incident


    Lakenheath incident
    The Lakenheath /Bentwaters radar/visual episode occurred during the night of 13th-14th August 1956.

    This incident is discussed as “Case 2” in the Condon Report, which states that “The preponderance of evidence indicates the possibility of a genuine UFO in this case”.

    This incident is Case 21 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 83 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 4294.

    This incident featured in a document (“the Rockefeller Briefing Document”) endorsed by Dr Mark Rodeghier (President of CUFOS), Richard Hall (Chairman of FUFOR) and Walter Andrus (President of MUFON) as containing “the best available evidence for the existence of UFOs”.

    This incident has also featured in lists by various UFO researchers of the top UFO cases, including the following:

    As part of a survey of various researchers conducted by the Fortean Times in 2007 of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most, this incident featured in lists of cases produced by the following:

    • British ufologist Nick Pope
    • British ufologist Gary Heseltine
    a joint list by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts


  • 1956.0910 Metalaw


    On 10 September 1956, Andrew Haley presents a paper on metalaw at the 8th IAF Congress




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