1964

  • 1964.0000 Kardashev classification

     

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    Kardashev classification
    During 1964, Nikolai Kardashev proposed a threefold categorization of extraterrestrial cilivizations in terms of the power levels that could utilise in his article “Transmission of Information by Extraterrestrial Civilizations”.

     

     

     

  • 1964.0000 Spielberg's "Firelight"

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    The Movie “Firelight” was written and directed by Steven Spielberg.

     

     

     

  • 1964.0210 “The Bellero Shield”

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    The episode of “The Outer Limits” entitled “The Bellero Shield” was broadcast on 10 February 1964.

     

     

     

  • 1964.0221 Nonprevalence of humanoids

     

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    Nonprevalence of humanoids
    On 21 February 1964, the journal Science publishes an article entitled “The nonprevalence of humanoids” by George Gaylord Simpson.

     

     

     

  • 1964.0300 “Habitable Planets for Man”

     

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    “Habitable Planets for Man”
    The report entitled “Habitable Planets for Man” (dated March 1964) was written by Stephen Dole. It was sponsored by the US Air Force under Project RAND (Contract Number AF 49 (638) 700).

     

     

     

  • 1964.0424 Gary Wilcox encounter

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    On 24 April 1964, there was an alleged contact with UFO occupants involving dairy farmer Gary T Wilcox in Newark Valley, New York. (Commonly referred to as “the Gary Wilcox encounter”).

    This incident is Case 72 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 39 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

  • 1964.0424 Lonnie Zamora sighting

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    On 24 April 1964, there was a report of a landed UFO with nearby crew by Deputy Lonnie Zamora sighting near Socorro, New Mexico.

    This incident is Case 5 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 180 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident came first in a survey in 1965 by Jacques Vallee of the opinion of various UFO groups as to the most significant UFO sightings. As part of the same survey, NICAP included this case in a list of 5 cases which it nominated as being the best.

    J Allen Hynek has said this incident was “one of the soundest, best substantiated reports as far as it goes”.

    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 of twenty UFO cases produced by Bruce Maccabee in 1999 in response to a challenge to produce “the best evidence for an extraterrestrial origin for the UFO phenomenon”.
    • 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.
    a list of Dennis Balthaser’s “ten favourite cases” in an article in the MUFON Journal in 2003.

     

     

  • 1964.0524 Solway Spaceman

     

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    Solway Spaceman
    On 24 May 1964, a photograph taken by fireman Jim Templeton of his daughter on the Solway marshes (near Carlisle, England) includes an apparent image of figure in a “spacesuit”. (Commonly referred to as “the Solway Spaceman”).

     

     

     

  • 1964.0600 National UFO Conference

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    In June 1964, the first “Congress of Scientific Ufologists” held, in Cleveland, Ohio. The annual “Congress” was later renamed the “National UFO Conference”  (“NUFOC”).

     

     

     

  • 1964.0704 Clearwater flares

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    On 4 July 1964, flares were reported over Clearwater, Florida. Dr J Allen Hynek and Dr Jacques Vallee suggested that the US Air Force intentionally dropped the flares and then requested information from members of the public about six “mysterious” red lights seen in the area. Dr Menzel suggests the flares were dropped as part of the Fourth of July celebrations.

     

      

  • 1964.0904 Cisco Grove incident

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    During the night of 4th – 5th September 1964, Cisco Grove, California incident involving Donald Schrum (sometimes referred to as “Mr S.” or “Mr S_____”) and Vincent A ___________ . Schrum claimed to have climbed a tree to avoid a robot-like creature, which he shot an arrow at.

    This incident is Case 80 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 35 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 9093.

     

  • 1964.0904 Glassboro incident

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    The Glassboro, New Jersey sighting (involving claims of physical evidence) occurred on 4 September 1964.

     

     

     

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