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UFO Crash List


These are alleged UFO crashed to something similar. For the events that are suspected hoaxes, we have denoted such in the description pages or supplemental documents for each event.



Noteworthy Events:


10,000 BC; Sino-Tibetan Border



2,000 BC; Arizona; Grand Canyon


Category: UFO Crash


Ancient Astronauts and Spaceship found in the Grand Canyon of Arizona?


Flagstaff, Arizona, A team of experts called in to examine strange debris at the bottom of the Grand Canyon discovered the wreckage of a UFO that crashed 4,000 years ago!


Document: Grand Canyon 2,000 BC



0840-00-00; France, Lyons


1826-00-00; France, Saarbucken


1865-09-00; USA, Missouri, Cadotte Pass


1884-06-06; USA, Nebraska, Holdredge


1884-12-13; Italy, Sorisole, nr. Bergamo



1897-04-17; USA, Texas, Aurora


Category: UFO Crash


A mysterious airship is said to have crashed in Aurora, Texas on April 17, 1897, exploding into many small fragments. Reportedly, the occupant was child-size and greenish, and the craft contained papers covered with hieroglyphics. The pilot's body is supposed to be buried in the local cemetery. Although the case was widely regarded as a hoax, new investigation brought to light a peculiar alloy that was eventually analyzed by the McDonnell Aircraft Company.


Document: Aurora, Texas 1897



1907-07-03; USA, Vermont, Burlington



1908-06-30; USSR, Siberia


Category: Explosion


A mysterious explosion rocked the Jenissei portion of the Siberian forest. People living in the area observed a huge fireball that rose up high in the sky. Russian scientist Kazantsev researched what he described as the Tunguska blast, going so far as trailblazing through the area in search of an impact crater that was never found. Trees in the area, though, were knocked to the ground from an epicenter which, unlike normal blasts, was more elliptical than spherical, following the original object's trajectory. The witnesses who observed the fireball later succumbed to a deadly sickness very much resembling radiation poisoning.


Many theories have been suggested as to what caused the blast.


Most prevalent among those have been microscopic black hole impact with the Earth, collision with a comet and a nuclear powered extraterrestrial vehicle losing control and crashing.


Document: Tunguska meteor impact 1908



1909-12-22; USA, Illinois, Chicago


1910-00-00; Italy, Puglia


1923-00-00; Pakistan, Quetta


1925-00-00; USA, Maryland, Chevy Chase


1925-09-00; USA, Montana, Polson


1930-00-00; Australia, Western Australia, Mandurah


1933-00-00; Italy


1936-00-00; Germany, Black Forest


1938-07-00; Poland, Czernica


1941-00-00; Mexico, Sonoran desert


1941-00-00; USA, California, San Diego


1941-03-00; USA, Missouri, Cape Girardeau


1941-07-04; Oceania, Tinian Island


1946-00-00; Norway, Spitzbergen


1946-00-00; USA, New Mexico, Magdalena


1946-07-09; Sweden, Lake Barken


1946-07-10; Sweden, Bjorkon


1946-07-18; Sweden, Lake Mjosa


1946-07-19; Sweden, Lake Kolmjarv


1946-08-12; Sweden, uninhabited island


1946-08-12; Sweden, Stockholm


1946-08-16; Sweden, Malmo


1946-10-00; Sweden, (southern)


1947-01-00; USA, Arizona, Papagos


Category: UFO Crash


Papagos Indian Reserv. AZ


W.H. (initials) of Yucca Valley, Calif., while still serving in the U.S. Navy, was on leave with C.C.(initials) who was just out of the U.S. army. While they were looking for desert property to buy they came upon the Papagos Indian Reservation, north of the rugged Superstition Mtns. west of Globe, Arizona. While traveling on a dirt trail, they came upon a group of military personnel guarding a crashed saucer half buried in the sand.


Description: Disc shaped with a domed top; about 30 ft. diam.; two rings on its outer edge which seemed to have windows between them. There was no evidence of an encampment or heavy equipment. A5,B3-C



Report from PEA Research



1947-05-00; Norway, Spitzbergen


Category: UFO Crash


May, 1947 - Spitzbergen, Norway - A report by journalist Dorothy Kilgallen stated that British scientists and airmen were excavating the wreckage of a mysterious flying ship. The Swedish military acknowledged its extraterrestrial origin and reported 17 bodies were found. The story appeared as a tiny blip for only one day in the U.S. news media before it was silenced by the military.



1947-05-31; USA, New Mexico, Socorro


Category: UFO Crash


Grady L. Barnett reputedly found a crashed UFO


Witnesses discovered the wreckage of a metallic disc resting on the ground with bodies spewed around. The first witness on this scene was Grady L. "Barney" Barnett a civil engineer with the US Soil Conservation Service who was on a military assignment at the time. He relayed the story to some friends in early July 1947. He says the metallic disc was about 25 to 30 feet in diameter. While he was examining it, a small group of people arrived on the scene who stated that they were part of an archaeological research team from the University of Pennsylvania.


Document: Socorro, New Mexico 1947



1947-07-02; USA, New Mexico, Roswell


Category: UFO Crash


July 2, 1947 - Roswell, New Mexico - The most famous and thoroughly investigated by journalists, this is the crash that launched Majestic-12. It was the first and only time the U.S. government publicly admitted it had recovered a crashed flying saucer. Within hours, the craft was whisked off to Wright-Patterson AFB and a new cover story emerged, claiming it had been only a weather balloon (Project Mogul). In recent years, the officer responsible for that cover story has recanted. Three or four humanoid bodies were recovered; one was alive for a short time.

More information.



1947-07-05; USA, New Mexico, San Agustin


1947-07-31; USA, Washington, Maury Island


1947-08-13; USA, Arizona, Hopi Reservation


1947-10-04; USA, Arizona, Phoenix


1947-10-20; USA, California, San Diego


1948-00-00; USA, Arizona, Kingman



1948-02-13; USA, New Mexico, Aztec


Category: UFO Crash


An alien craft was found on February 13, 1948 on a Mesa near Aztec New Mexico February 13, 1948 - Aztec, New Mexico - Three radar units tracked a falling UFO. Secretary of State George C. Marshall requested a search party be dispatched from Camp Hale in Colorado. A helicopter team found a crashed 30-foot disc 12 miles northeast of Aztec and recovered 2-12 badly burned humanoids. The disc is stored in Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio.


Document: Aztec New Mexico Feb 1948



1948-03-25; USA, New Mexico, Aztec


Category: UFO Crash


Another craft was located on March 25, 1948 in Hart Canyon near Aztec New Mexico. It was 100 feet in diameter, with 16 dead aliens aboard.


Document: Aztec, New Mexico Mar 1948



1948-07-07; Mexico, Nuevo Laredo


1948-08-19; USA, California, Death Valley


1949-00-00; USA, New Mexico, Roswell


1949-08-19; USA, California, Death Valley


1950-00-00; Mexico, Mexico City


1950-01-00; USA, California, Mojave Desert


1950-04-00; Argentina


1950-05-10; Argentina, Bahia Blanca


1950-06-00; USA, Alabama, Birmingham


1950-09-10: USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque



1950-12-06; USA, Texas, Del Rio


Category: UFO Crash


Del Rio, TX 12/50, Colonel Robert Willingham or Laredo, Texas - The concern escalated when a second crash occurred on 06/12/50 on the Mexican side of the Texas/Mexican border. The craft struck the earth at such a high speed that very little could be found. What was found was taken to a nearby Atomic Energy Commission facility for examination. It was determined that the pieces recovered belonged to a similar craft as that recovered at Roswell. It was decided that the alien technology must be kept out of foreign hands at all costs.





1952-06-00; Norway, Spitzbergen


1952-07-00; USA, Washington DC


1952-08-00; USA, Ohio


1952-08-14; USA, Nevada, Ely


1952-09-09; Norway, Spitzbergen Island


1953-04-18; USA, Arizona, SW


1953-05-20; USA, Arizona, Kingman


1953-05-20; USA, Utah, (Western)


1953-06-00; USA, Louisiana, Fort Polk


1953-06-19; USA, Texas, Laredo


1953-07-10; South Africa, Johannesburg


1953-10-13; USA, Montana, Dutton


1953-12-24; USA, California, El Cajon


1953-12-28; USA, California, Marysville


1954-04-00; USA, New York, Mattydale


1955-07-00; Sweden, Vestra Norrland


1957-09-10; Brazil, Ubatuba



1957-11-21; Reasty Hill, Scarborough, Yorks


Category: UFO Crash


18" dia. Crash



1958-00-00; USA, Utah, (Desert)


1958-00-00; Australia, Woomera Test Range


1959-00-00; Italy, North of Rome


1959-01-21; Poland, Gdynia


1959-09-17; Netherlands, Wormer (nr Amsterdam)


1960-00-00; USA, Colorado, - (Great Sand Dunes)


1960-00-00; Spain, offshore


1960-03-00; USA, New York, New Paltz


1961-02-00; Germany, Timmensdorfer


1961-04-28; USSR, Lake Onega


1961-06-09; UK, nr. Woodbridge AFB


1962-06-12; USA, New Mexico, (Otero County)



1962-04-18; USA, Nevada, Las Vegas


Category: UFO Sighting


First sighted from Oneida, N.Y. A very large glowing red object at high altitude was seen headed across the American continent. It was confirmed on radar. A further sighting came in from Gridley, Kansas.


NORAD spokesman at Colorado Lt Col. Herbert Rolph advised reporters that it was not a meteor. A spokesman at Nellis confirmed this. The Air Defence Command alerted bases including Nellis and Phoenix. There were further sightings from Montana and Utah. Jet fighter interceptors took off from Phoenix. The UFO passed directly over Nephi, Utah on an east-west course. Witnesses heard the thunder of fighter aircraft.


Document: More information



1963-00-00; Atlantic Ocean


1963-00-00; Australia


1963-07-16; UK, England, Wiltshire, Charlton


1963-10-15; Congo, Xerekena


1963-12-10; UK, RAF Cosford


1964-02-00; UK, Penkridge


1964-04-13; UK, England, London


1964-11-10; USA, Kansas, Ft. Riley


1964-12-10; USA, Kansas, Ft. Riley


1965-01-00; Argentina, San Miguel



1965-12-09; USA, Pennsylvania, Kecksburg


Category: UFO Crash


According to many witnesses, a brilliant object was seen over a large area, and it reportedly fell slowly from the sky into a wooded area near this community. Within hours after impact, the military arrived in the area, and a search was conducted for the fallen device.


Document: Kecksburg, PA 1965



1965-12-17; UK, Wales, Llandegla


1966-06-00; West Siberia, Topolovka


1966-10-27; USA, Arizona, NW


1967-00-00; USA, Florida, Avon Park AFB


1972-07-18; Morroco, Sahara Desert


1973-07-10; USA, Arizona, NW


1974-08-25; Mexico, Chihuahua


1976-05-12; Australian Desert


1977-04-05; USA, Ohio, SW


1977-06-22; USA, Arizona, NW


1977-08-17; Mexico, Tabasco


1978-05-??; Bolivia (Padcaya)


1978-05-??; Argentina, Salta



1980-12-26; UK, Suffolk, Rendlesham Forest


Category: UFO Landing


After reports of a bight light crashing in the forest outside the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, a disc-shaped craft on tripod legs was seen resting on the ground.


Document: Rendlesham Forest 1980



1988-11-00; Afghanistan


1989-05-07; Botswana, Kalahari Desert


1989-06-00; South Africa


1989-07-00; Russia/USSR, Siberia


1989-11-04; Canada, Ontario, Carp


1990-09-02; Greece, Megas Platonos


1992-11-24; USA, New York, Long Island


1995-08-17; Argentina, Salta


1997-03-15; Poland, Wegorzewo


1997-10-09; USA, Texas, El Paso


1999-04-15; Guam



2008-05-14; USA, California, Needles


Category: UFO Crash


1290 miles south of Las Vegas as a large object with a turquoise hue plummeted out of the sky earlier this summer and plowed into the earth south of Las Vegas. Eyewitnesses say this was no meteorite, especially since a bunch of helicopters hauled it away.




Is it possible that was a satellite the was brought back down or came down on its own? -TJ Elias






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