1957

  • 1957.0000 Hoyle's "The Black Cloud"

     

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    Hoyle's "The Black Cloud"
    During 1957, Fred Hoyle wrote the novel “The black cloud”.

     

     

     

  • 1957.0000 Movie “Invasion of the Saucer Men”

     

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    “Invasion of the Saucer Men”
    The movieInvasion of the Saucer Men” (1957) was directed by Edward L Cahn.

     

     

     

  • 1957.0000 Straith letter hoax

     

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    Straith letter hoax
    During 1957, George Adamski receives a letter purporting to be signed by “R E Straith” of the US Department of State.

     

     

     

     

  • 1957.0404 West Freugh incident

     

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    West Freugh incident
    On 4 April 1957, the West Freugh(Scotland) radar incident occurred.

     

     

     

  • 1957.0617 Room 801 article

     

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    Room 801 article
    On 17 June 1957, the Sunday newspaper “Reynolds News” printed a story entitled “Flying Saucers are no longer a joke : THE SECRET OF ROOM 801” on the British Air Ministry’s investigations of UFOs.

     

     

  • 1957.0700 1006th AISS

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    During July 1957, the 4602nd Air Intelligence Service Squadron (“4602nd AISS”) disbanded and Project Blue Book investigation activities transferred to the 1006th Air Intelligence Service Squadron (“1006th AISS”).

     

     

     

  • 1957.0717 RB-47 incident

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    The RB-47 radar/visual incident occurred during a flight over Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, South Central United States during the early hours of the morning on 17 July 1957.

    This incident is Case 63 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 45 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 4810.

    This incident featured as the top incident in a documentary produced by Paul Kimball entitled “Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Cases”, purportedly based on the results of a survey conducted by Paul Kimball in 2005/2006 of “a select group of the world’s leading UFO researchers”.

    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, ufologist Jerome Clark indicated he considered this incident to be “the most evidential”.

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

    a list by Paul Kimball of his own nominations for the top 10 cases.

     

  • 1957.0914 Ubatuba fragments article

     

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    On 14 September 1957, the Rio de Janeiro newspaper O Globopublished a letter which its columnist Ibrahim Sued claimed to have received a few days earlier. The letter referred to the sighting of a flying disk near Ubatuba, Sao Paulo a few days before the letter was written, which reportedly disintegrated into fragments. The author of the letter purported to enclose a small sample of the fragments. Commonly refered to as “the Ubatuba residue”, “the Ubatuba fragments” and “the Ubatuba incident”.

     

    This incident is Case 28 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 69 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 4955. 

     

  • 1957.1004 Sputnik 1 launched

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    Sputnik 1 was launched on 4 October 1957.

     

     

     

  • 1957.1016 Villas-Boas abduction

     

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    On 16 October 1957, Antonia Villas-Boas claimed to have been abducted at about 1am, near Sao Francico de Salles in Minas Gerais, Brazil

    This incident is Case 7 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 174 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident has also 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.

     

  • 1957.1102 Levelland, Texas incident

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    The Levelland, Texas incident,involving reports of interference with car headlights and engines, occurred during the night of 2/3 November 1957.

    This incident is Case 16 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 91 of the books covered by that article.

    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:

    a list by Don Berliner of “the top 10 cases of World Ufology” in an interview made available on the UFO UpDates discussion List on 14 January 2007.

     

     

  • 1957.1103 Sputnik 2 launched

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    Sputnik 2 launched, containing Laika the dog, was launched on 3 November 1957.

     

     

     

  • 1957.1104 Fort Itaipu, Brazil incident

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    The Fort Itaipu, Brazil sighting by two sentries occurred at about 2 am on 4 November 1957, with alleged injuries and electromagnetic effects.

    This incident is Case 70 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 40 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident featured in the results of a survey in 1965 by Jacques Vallee of the opinion of various UFO groups as to the most significant UFO sightings.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 5119. 

     

     

  • 1957.1104 Kirtland AFB incident

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    The Kirtland AFB runway radar/visual incident occurred on 4 November 1957.

     

     

     

  • 1957.1105 DoD general press release

     

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    DoD general press release
    On 5 November 1957, the US Department of Defense issued a news release stating that no evidence had been discovered to confirm the existence of so-called “Flying Saucers” and details methods of investigation (Press Release Number 1083-58).

     

     

     

  • 1957.1105 Reinhold Schmidt encounter

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    On 5 November 1957, Reinhold Schmidt, a grain buyer, claims to have spoken, in “high German”, to the crew of a UFO that had allegedly landed to make repairs near Kearney, Nebraska.

    This incident is Case 76 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 38 of the books covered by that article. 

     

     

  • 1957.1115 DoD Levelland press release

     

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    DoD Levelland press release
    On 15 November 1957, the US Department of Defense issued a news release in relation to specific UFO reports, including Levelland.

     

     

     

  • 1957.1118 Cynthia Appleton encounters

     

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    Cynthia Appleton encounters
    On 18 November 1957, Mrs Cynthia Appleton of Aston, Birmingham, England claims to see the “materialisation” of a man in her up-stairs sitting room. This was the first in a series of alleged encounters.

    This incident is Case 84 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 33 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced jointly by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts for the Fortean Times in 2007 as part of a survey of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.

     

     

  • 1957.1209 Silpho Moor article

     

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    Silpho Moor article
    On 9 December 1957, an article in the Scarborough Evening News features an object allegedly found on Silpho Moor. The Silpho Moor object has been linked by some researchers to UFOs.

     

     

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