1965

  • 1965.0000 Hill abduction article

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    During 1965, the first article on the alleged abduction of Betty and Barney Hill was published, in a Boston newspaper.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0000 NASA ET bibliography

     

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    NASA ET bibliography
    During 1965, NASA published a bibliography entitled “Extraterrestrial Life: A Bibliography. Part II: Published Literature”.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0100 Keyhoe article

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    An article by Donald Keyhoe appeared in the January 1965 issue of True magazine.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0126 CIA "Evaluation of UFOs"

     

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    CIA "Evaluation of UFOs"
    Following a review of recent UFO reports by officers of the CIA’s OSI, Donald F Chamberlain (OSI Assistant Director) assured DCI John McCone in a memorandum entitled “Evaluation of UFOs” dated 26 January 1965 that little had changed since the early 1950s and that there was still no evidence that UFOs were a threat to the security of the United States or that they were of foreign origin.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0129 Sid Padrick encounter

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    Sid Padrick claimed to have been welcomed into a flying saucer near Watsonville, California on 29 January 1965.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0302 John Reeves encounter

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    On 24 January 1965.0302, John Reeves of Brooksville, Florida claims to have his photograph taken by an alien.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0312 James Flynn encounter

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    On 12 March 1965, James Flynnclaims various injuries caused by a UFO sighting in the Everglades, near Fort Myers, Florida.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0400 CTA-102

     

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    CTA-102
    During April 1965, Russian scientists made an announcement regarding CTA-102 (“California Technology catalog A – 102”) , later identified as a quasar.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0424 Scoriton encounter

     

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    Scoriton encounter
    The alleged close encounter with several entities involving gardener Mr E Arthur Bryant of Scoriton, Devon, England occurred on 24 April 1965.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0604 Gemini 4 sighting

     

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    Gemini 4 sighting
    On 4 June 1965, there was allegedly a UFO sighting involving Gemini 4 astronauts (including James McDivitt).

    This incident is Case 27 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 71 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 9448.

     

  • 1965.0701 Valensole encounter

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    On 1 July 1965, the Valensole, France incident occurred, involving claims by farmer Maurice Masse that he saw a craft and entities in his lavender field.

    This incident is Case 22 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 76 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 9479.

    This incident featured in a list of cases produced by British ufologist Jenny Randles 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.

     

     

  • 1965.0801 Capella sighting

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    Various sightings occurred on the night of 1-2 August 1965, in relation to which the Air Force issued a press release which stated the sightings were of Jupiter, or the stars Rigel, Capella, Betelgeuse, or Aldebaran. Robert Risser (the director of the Oklahoma Science and Art Foundation Planetarium) stated that the Air Force statement “is as far from the truth as you can get. These stars and planets are on the opposite side of the Earth from Oklahoma City at this time of year. The Air Force must have had its star-finder upside down during August”.

     

  • 1965.0803 Rex Heflin photos

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    On 3 August 1965, highway investigator Rex Heflin of the Orange County (California) Highway Department claims to have taken 3 photographs of a UFO at Santa Ana, California.

    This incident is Case 62 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 46 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 9654.

    Robert Sheaffer has referred to Heflin’s photographs as “one of the most highly regarded series of ‘classic’ UFO photos of all time”.

    The Condon Report states that the case regarding these photos “must remain inconclusive” and comments that the case is “of exceptional interest because it is so well documented”.

    This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced by Greg Bishop 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.

     

     

  • 1965.0808 James Lucci photo

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    On 8 August 1965, a photograph of a lighted disc was allegedly taken at night by James Lucci of Beaver, Pennslyvania.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0903 Exeter incidents

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    Early on 3rd September 1965, the Exeter, New Hampshire sightings involving Norman Muscarello, Police Patrolmen Eugene Bertrand, David Hunt and others occurred.

    This incident is Case 29 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 68 of the books covered by that article.

    This was Project Blue Book Case Number 9891.

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

    a list of cases produced by Thomas E Bullard 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.

     

  • 1965.0903 McCoy/Goode sighting

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    On 3 September 1965, there was a sighting by Chief Deputy Sheriff Billy E McCoy and Deputy Sheriff Robert W Goode, south of Damon, Texas.

     

     

     

  • 1965.0928 Bluebook review memo

     

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    Bluebook review memo
    On 28 September 1965, a memo from Major General B LeBailly (US Air Force Director of Information) to the Military Director, Scientific Advisory Board, requested that a “working scientific panel composed of both physical and social scientists be organized to review Project Blue Book -- its resources, methods, and findings -- and to advise the Air Force as to any improvements that should be made in the program in order to carry out the Air Force's assigned responsibility”.

     

     

     

  • 1965.1027 Exeter press release

     

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    Exeter press release
    On 27 October 1965, a US Air Force press release was issued purporting to explain the Exeter sightings.

     

     

     

  • 1965.1109 Northeast Blackout

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    On 9 November 1965, the Northeastern United States suffered a major power failure. Some authors have alleged a link to UFO sightings. (Commonly referred to as “The Northeast Blackout”).

    This incident is Case 61 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 47 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

  • 1965.1204 Gemini 7 sighting

     

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    Gemini 7 sighting
    The Gemini 7 report of a “bogey” involving Command pilot Frank Borman and co- pilot Jim Lovell occurred on 4 December 1965.

    This incident is Case 82 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 34 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

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