UFO Shape - Cigar
- Controversial: Between 1300 and 1150 BCE. Hebrew prophet Moses
Some UFOlogist suggest a cigar-shaped UFO ("pillar of cloud" , "by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light...") caused the parting of the red sea and undertook defensive measures against the pursuing Egyptian army.
- August, 1883. Zacatecas, Mexico
Over 400 cigar-shaped, disk-shaped and spindle-shaped objects moving in groups acrosss the face of the sun by Mexican astronomer Jose Bonilla Director of the Zacatecas Astronomical Observatory and his assistant. His photographed the UFOs, which appeared to be solid.
- November 2, 1896. Oakland, California (1)
When a group of streetcar passengers in Oakland, California, saw a winged, cigar shaped UFO emitting a stream of brilliant light. Airship Wave.
|UFOlogists suggest that UFOs during the Airship wave were spacecraft inaccurately described as emerging technology familiar to people of that time.|
- May, 1909. Britain
Mystery airships seen almost exclusively at night. Mostly described as oblong in shape.
- Summer, 1941. Le Mans, France (3)
Daniel Leger noticed a kind of 'merry-go-round' in the sky, beneath cirrus clouds and above the airfield occupied by the Germans at Raineries. About a dozen German aircraft were circling around a large, aluminium coloured 'cloud', shaped like the handle of a frying pan and surrounded by puffs of cloud. It was moving slowly and horizontally, though somewhat tilted. Above this hovered another, larger and luminous 'cloud', moving at the same speed. When the aircraft came close to the cloud they appeared to fall down like leaves, only to rise again seconds later, as if their engines had been stopped momentarily.
|Note: Similar to the 1952 Oloron and Gaillac, France cigar-shape UFO sightings.|
- 1943. Germany
British author Nick Redfern states, British Military records reveal that a fleet of flying discs -- called 'Foo Fighters' -- were launched from huge cigar-shaped Mothercraft during B-17 daylight raids over Germany in 1943. The huge aircraft-carrier sized Mothership cut through a flight of B-17 bombers launching its discs in front of the B-17 amazed aircrews.
- August 1, 1946. Tampa Florida (1)
Pilot and crew of C-47 aircraft saw a cigar-shaped object with luminous portholes.
Altituded of 4,000 ft.
Estimated size of object twice that of a B-29 bomber.
- August 12, 1946. Sweden (2)
A cigar-shaped object, about five feet long and trailing smoke, passed over a small town and then "landed" on a small, uninhabited island.
UFOs [even disc-shaped craft] observed in Scandinavia, Western Europe [Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland], Turkey, West Africa between 1946 and 1948.
Mysterious fireballs and cigar-shaped UFOs. The objects usually traveled at altitudes between about one thousand and three thousand feet. Variously described as traveling slower than airplanes or crossing the sky in seconds at fantastic speeds. Known to travel all directions, execute turns, circular maneuvers. In October  1946. Swedish defense ministry issued a communique that radar had detected about two hundred objects "which cannot be the phenomena referred to as Swedish airplanes."
Swedish Defense Staff concluded that the majority of the sightings were of conventional objects seen in unusual circumstances. The sraff also reported, "In some cases clear, unambiguous observations have been made which cannot be explained as natural phenomena, Swedish aircraft, or imagination on the part of the observer. Echo, radar, and othe equipment registered readings, but gave no clue as to the nature of the objects." (2)
Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle (The man who had planned and led the first bombing raid on Tokyo after the beginning of World War II) had been briefed by U.S. intelligence about the ghost rockets. It had been announced that Doolittle was in Sweden on business for the Shell Oil Company, but documentation released in later years have revealed the truth. American military officers were highly interested in the ghost rockets and Doolittle had been dispatched to learn what he could. (2)
- July 24, 1948. Montgomery, Alabama (15/p.225)
Eastern Airline pilots, Clarence S. Chiles and John B.
"It was about 100 feet long, cigar-shaped and wingless, about twice the diameter of a B-29 with no potruding fins."
"An intense dark blue glow came from the side of the ship and ran the entire length of the fuselage-like a blue fluorescent light. The exhaust was a red orange flame."
- March 15, 1951. New Delhi, India
One metallic cigar-shaped with white exhaust which turned black when it accelerated.
- July 19, 1951. Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Domingo Troncoso, customs officer in Puerto Maldonado, in the border of Peru and Bolivia, noticed a big airship shaped object flying low and horizontally in the afternoon, going from right to left. The object left a dense smoke trail, vapor or some similar thick and white substance. It was expelled from the rear end of the object while it flew. That the object was a real and structured machine can be seen by its reflection on the waters of the Madre de Dios river down below. Mr. Troncoso managed to get a camera and could take one good shot of the cigar-shaped object. Photograph published in a newspaper on July 6, 1952.
- 1952. Palomar Gardens
- April 27, 1952. Roseville, Michigan
Two silver cigar-shaped objects appeared. A third cigar-shaped object flew by at high speed.
- July 1, 1952. Boston, Massachusetts
Two large cigar-shaped objects. Multiple witnesses.
- October 17, 1952. Oloron, France (1)
Above the cloud was a clearly defined, narrow, white cylinder, tilted at a forty-five degree angle and moving slowly. In front of the cylinder were about thirty objects resembling puffs of smoke.
- October 27, 1952. Gaillac, France (1)
One hunderd witnesses observed a long cigar-shaped UFO tilted at a forty-five-degree angle. A Plume of smoke emerged from the upper end.
- October 31, 1952. Fayettevile, Georgia
One orange blimp-shaped object, 80' long and 20' high, flew at treetop level, then climbed out at 45' and tremendous speed.
- August 11, 1955. Iceland
2nd Lt. E.J. Marlow, Twelve grey objects from cigar to egg-shaped, varied their formation from elliptical to wavy line to scattered to straight line to trail formation.
- 1957. Alamogordo, New Mexico (2)
Ella Louise Fortune single photograph of large, glowing white cigar-shaped object not far from Holloman AFB. Determined to be a photograph of a lenticular cloud.
- November 6, 1957. Dante, TN
Everett Clark. Four human-looking beings, unintelligible vocal sounds, entered cigar-shaped craft on ground as if "walking through glass," took off silently; elliptical imprint 5 ft. x 24 ft. found in grass.
- November 26, 1957. Robins AFB Georgia
One silver cigar-shaped object suddenly vanished after 8 minutes.
- June 18, 1959. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
One brown, cigar-shaped object came from below the horizon close to the witness ascending to 40-50 above the horizon in 4 minutes.
- 1950s-60s. George A. Filer
During the 1950s and 1960s so called Mother-ships were seen in fairly large numbers. These are exceptionally large craft usually cylinder or cigar shaped craft although some are reported to be disc shaped. The Mother-ships are essentially modern-day aircraft carriers.
- June 8, 1966. Kansas, Ohio
One bright silver, cigar-shaped object, as long as an airliner, buzzed the witness car.
- June 13, 1967. Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
Three 3- to 4-ft tall beings, light-colored clothing, helmets, moved around beneath cigar-shaped craft with windows; physical traces found at site.
- July 3, 1967. Cumberland, Rhode Island
Mothership photo was taken by Joe Ferriere a radio announcer with his Pho-Tak 620 Reflex camera.
Assuming the disc is 25 feet in diameter the Mother-ship is about 700 feet in length. The protrusion on the bottom opened and closed to launch and recover the discs.
The craft moved in a rocking motion like a boat on swells. After launching craft the Mother-ship flipped to a vertical position and made a rapid upward ascent.
- April 15, 1972. Bruges, Germany (1)
Observed a silvery cigar-shaped UFO flying from the southeast to the northwest on a straight path of at an elevation of approximately forty-five degrees. Bonabot, Jacques.
- October 18, 1973. Mansfield, Ohio (1)
They saw a sixty-foot long object resembling a streamlined fat cigar. The front end of the UFO was a red light. At the rear was a green spotlight which had swung around to illuminate the helicopter. Between the lighted ends was a gray metallic hull which reflected the red and green lights. A dome protruded at the center.
- August 20, 1975. Albany, New York (1)
Observing a blimp-sized object hovering at five hundred feet over Lake Seratoga. As the reddish, glowing UFO flashed on and off, two smaller objects approached and merged with it. After a few minutes, the two smaller objects broke away.
- July 14, 1977. Newman, CA
Police officer observes a large, cigar-shaped object, flying over two private aircraft near the Pacific Gas & Electric plant. Object had fins on both ends.
- October 6 , 1997. East Greenwich, Rhode Island
The daytime footage shot by Mr Jerome B. Turner (Equinox@ids.net), clearly shows an anomalous cigar shaped, structured craft moving from left to right and disappearing behind a nearby tree.The cameraman claims "The craft was approximately 1000 feet above the ground and was heading West to East at about the same speed as a slow moving plane. The leading edge was black and what looked like a black stripe or row of black squares was on the side."
- October 17, 1999. Charlotte, North Carolina
Huge cigar-shaped craft. This craft resembled the fuselage of a regular passenger aircraft but it was much bigger and longer than your average airplane.
- 2001. UK
It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting. There was no reference to the size of the object and the picture was taken presumably by a satellite looking down on it. The object didn't look manmade or anything like what we have created.
- April 23, 2007. Guernsey, United Kingdom
Aurigny Airlines captain Ray Bowyer, 50, described what he thought to be a UFO as 'a cigar-shaped brilliant white light.'
"It was 2,000ft up and stationary."
Similar to the image supplied by Dennis Plunket of the British Flying Saucer bureau.
Professional boxer Muhammad Ali while driving along the New Jersey Turnpike, a cigar-shaped UFO passed in front of his car. The object was surrounded by a row of colored lights. (1)