Occurring during the "Great Airship" wave of the late 1800s, the legend of a UFO crash and a dead alien have survived over a century of debate. Allegedly, the dead alien pilot is buried in the local cemetery. The story of the crash was related by local newspapers, the UPI, and AP. The city received "historical site" status because of the incident.
Brought to public knowledge by UFO investigator Leo Stringfield, from an account by Charlette Mann. Mann related the story of her grandfather Reverend William Huffman, who claimed to have been called to the scene of a crashed UFO with dead aliens in Missouri.
Shortly after the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor, the city of Los Angeles was invaded by a flying object of unknown origin. U.S. military sent volley after volley of shells at the alleged flying saucer without damaging the intruder. Six people were killed during the attacks.
While searching for a missing troop transport near Yakima, Washington, pilot Kenneth Arnold got the surprise of his life. He spotted nine discs flying in formation. After he landed, a news conference was held in which Arnold called the unknowns flying saucers, the first time the phrase was used.
The most famous UFO case of all occurred near Corona, Mexico. Rancher Mac Brazel found strange crash debris on his morning rounds, and reported his find to local radio station. Soon, the military from Roswell AFB was involved, and issued a press statement that the Air Force had captured a UFO. This statement was soon recanted.
Kentucky Air National Guard Captain Thomas Mantell was piloting his F-51, when he received radio orders to check out a large, metallic disc which had been reported by citizens of the area, and clearly seen from the tower of Godman Air Force Base. After reporting that he was in pursuit of the object, radio contact was lost, and his plane soon crashed to the ground, killing Mantell.
Captain Clarence S. Chiles, and co-pilot John B. Whitted were piloting an Eastern Airlines DC-3, when their plane was approached by huge cigar-shaped UFO. The object barely missed colliding with the DC-3. The two men made one of the very first reports of a UFO by commercial airline pilots.
In the skies above Fargo, North Dakota on October 1, 1948, Lieutenant George F. Gorman of the North Dakota Air National Guard had an experience he would never forget, a 27-minute dogfight with a UFO
In 1949, a series of 10 visual sightings of UFOs occurred in or near Norwood, Ohio. UFOs were sighted by policemen, ministers, newspaper reporters and more. Also, still photographs and motion picture film were taken.