A series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar contacts at three separate airports in the Washington area.
The sightings made front-page headlines around the nation, and ultimately lead to the formation of the Robertson Panel by the CIA.
In the autumn of 1954 there was a great wave of UFO sightings in the countries of the south and the west of Europe.
Most of the sightings occurred in France, followed by Italy. After the sighting of a disc-shaped aircraft a group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have repeatedly approached a farm house and looked inside through the windows.
In 1801, as reported in the Hull Packet, a fiery object is said to have appeared suddenly over the Humber; an immense moon-like globe with a black bar across the centre of its face.
The broadsheet claims that witnesses observed hundreds of spheres, cylinders and other odd-shaped objects that moved erratically overhead.According to Plutarch, a Roman army commanded by Lucullus was about to begin a battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when "all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies.In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in colour, like molten silver." Plutarch reports the shape of the object as like a wine-jar (pithos).Modern UFO believers think this story was a credible document of a close encounter of the third kind in early Japan.Historians and Ethnologists consider it to be folklore.