Water --- smaller than a drop.



In the accounts presented here, there are several observed atmospheric conditions that appear similar and in some cases, they are mentioned as if they were equivalent in meaning.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, is quoted as saying: “It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. Insensibly, one begins to twist the facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. It biases the judgment.”

Many eyewitness accounts of UFOs contain terms for various observable conditions often associated with the weather. However, in the cases presented here, it is often not the weather which is responsible for what the witness observes. In some cases, it may be the result of the UFO’s hot, ionized field coming into contact with water, causing it to turn to steam. In non-water-related cases, what the witness notices could be a UFO’s partially visible field in an early morning or twilight period, and the witness might unwittingly describe this using a weather-related term. Due to the fact that different conditions affect visibility, a person’s perception of distance may be altered between him/her and the nearest observable reference point, such as a tree, a house, etc. In most UFO cases, distances are probably one of the last things that one thinks of in the excitement of the moment. Words such as cloud, fog, haze, smoke, steam, and vapor could be used interchangeably in the texts of the following reports, since witnesses may refer to them as if they were the same. Consequently, it is necessary to remember the relationship of the following definitions:

cloud - 1. A visible mass of condensed water vapor suspended in the atmosphere, consisting of minute droplets or ice crystals. 2. A mass of smoke, dust, steam, etc.

fog – Condensed watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface.

haze 1. Very fine suspended particles in the air, often with little or no moisture. 2. A thin vapor of fog, smoke, dust, etc. in the air that reduces visibility.

mist – 1. A large mass of water vapor at or just above the earth’s surface and like a fog, but less dense. 2. A cloud of dust, smoke, gas, etc.

smoke – 1. The volatilized products of the combustion of an organic compound, as coal, wood, etc., charged with fine particles of carbon or soot; less properly, fumes, steam, etc. 2. Any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke.

steam – 1. Water in the form of vapor. [#2 is of particular interest to us.] 2. The gas or vapor into which water is changed by boiling.

vapor – 1. Moisture in the air: especially, visible floating moisture, as light mist. 2. Any light, cloudy substance in the air, as smoke or fumes.


List of Reports




Column contents as indicated by the following letters
A - Date of sighting (MM-DD-YEAR)
B - Status column. Single letter or symbol. "C" Controversy, "D" Validity Doubtful, "E" Date Error, "H" Proven Hoax,
     "M" Misidentification, "N" Not water-related but shown as such, "U" Unknown, "X" No UFO seen/Text not entered
C - Location of sighting
D - Source of this article.
E - The letter "O" in this column will indicate that the reference is the Original. The letter "S" will indicate that this is a

Secondary source. The letter "N" will indicate that the source is Needed.

F - Specific location of a constructed group of cases :
09-19-1810 River Meuse near Brizeaux, France The London Times, October 29, 1810, p. 3 S 24
07-02-1893 Puget Sound, Washington, USA The Tacoma Daily Ledger of July 3,1893, Tacoma, WA O 19
08-26-1902 Near Cape Guardafui, Somalia The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, 4 October 1902 O 00
??-??-1936 Pacific Ocean Humanoid Reports 1936 by Albert Rosales, #8 O 00
SM-??-1948 Hemer, Germany Best UFO Cases – Europe by Illobrand von Ludwiger O 00
05-??-1953 Loch Raven Reservoir, Towson, Maryland, USA MUFON Report dated March 17, 2003 O 11
??-??-1953 Lake of the Ozarks, MO, USA Flying Saucers - Serious Business by F. Edwards O 00
10-20-1954 Lusigny Forest, France Flying Saucers & the Straight Line Mystery by A. Michel O 04
SM-??-1956 Bay of Ancud, Chile Humanoid Reports 1956 by Albert Rosales, #46 O 00
11-04-1957 Fog - near Amarillo, Texas, USA UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference (CUFOS) O 00
11-06-1957 Fog - Montville, Ohio, USA Website: NICAP: The 1957 UFO Chronology. URL in text O 24
02-??-1958 Puddle/Pond ?, Eagle Point, Oregon, USA The APRO Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 10, April 1976 O 11
WW-??-196. Snow at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Grass Roots UFOs by Michael Swords, p. 77 O 05
02-19-1962 Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA Website: NICAP: The 1962 UFO Chronology S 24
02-12-1965 Near Minehead, Somerset, UK FSR, Vol. 17, No. 5, September/October 1971, p. 29 S 00
10-??-1968 Fog or mist - Boston Bar and Yale, British Columbia, Canada Website: NICAP: The 1968 UFO Chronology S 24
??-??-1970 Atlantic Ocean near the Bermuda triangle Telephone conversation and e-mails with the witness O 09
07-03-1971 Lake Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand CAPR Bulletin Vol. 2, Number 1, June 1972. (Bulletin 5) O 00
03-25-1972 Leusderheide, Netherlands Flying Saucer Review (FSR) November 1972, pp. 10-13 O 00
09-30-1973 Fog - Giles County, Tennessee, USA Skylook (early MUFON UFO Journal), January 1974 O 00
10-04-1973 Simi Valley, California, USA Skylook (Early MUFON Journal), #073, December 1973 O 00
10-05-1973 Fog/smoke - Nohant-en-Goût, France Website: On This Day O 00
10-17-1973 Fog – Connersville, Indiana, USA Website: NICAP: The 1973 UFO Chronology S 24
04-23-1976 Atlantic - 700 miles SW of Bermuda The APRO Bulletin, Year 1978, Month 5 O 09
05-14-1976 Fog on bridge - Olavarría, Argentina Website: On This Day. URL in text O 00
08-06-1976 Fog - Gaspésie Park, Quebec, Canada Website: On This Day S 00
03-07-1977 Fog - Jemgum, Germany Best UFO Cases – Europe by Illobrand von Ludwiger O 00
07-??-1977-c Lake in Alaska, near the Arctic Circle Penetration by Ingo Swann, pp. 91-97 O 11
09-26-1977 Fog - Minehead, England, UK Website: On This Day. URL in text O 00
??-??-1977-d Water Unk, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet Website HBCC - See text O 00
01-10-1978 Bakers Creek Falls, New South Wales, Australia MUFON UFO Journal, # 150, August 1980, p. 5 S 00
08-24-1978 Fog – Ottumwa, Iowa, USA Website: NICAP: The 1978 UFO Chronology S 24
02-18-1979 Lake Couesque, Entraygues, France Lumieres dans la Nuit (Paris) Issue #184 O 00
05-25-1979 Fog-cloud - btwn Boonah & Roadvale, Australia Australian UFO Research Network Archives (1979) O 00
09-20-1979 Fog - Sztum, Poland MUFON UFO Journal, #150, August 1980, p. 16 O
04-02-1980 Fog - Pudasjärvi, Finland The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p.558, © 2000 O 24
05-07-1980 Fog - Redding, California, USA Website: On This Day. URL in text S 00
05-12-1981 Mist - near Astoria, Oregon, USA MUFON UFO Journal, #167, January 1982, pp. 15-18 S 00
07-31-1981 Fog - Vaaraniemi Cape, Finland MUFON UFO Journal, #166, December 1981, p. 10 O 00
??-??-1982 Fog/Mist - Redant, Russia Website: - URL in text. O 00
03-26-1983 Fog - Carême, Tarn-Garonne, France Website: NICAP: The 1983 UFO Chronology. URL in text S 24
12-15-1983 Fog - Glasgow, Scotland Website: On This Day. URL in text S 00
04-14-1985 Snow melting - Piancavallo, Italy International Catalogue Humanoids Encounters 1985 O 05
02-09-1988 Cloud of fog - Oswestry, United Kingdom Website: On This Day O 00
08-25-1988 Fog/Mist in Dal negorsk, Russia Website: On This Day O 00
05-04-1990 Ocean off Malibu, California, USA The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) O 00
05-14-1991 Fog - Lancaster, California, USA MUFON UFO Journal, #286, February 1992, p. 3 O 00
10-22-1991 Fog on a country road near Wigan, United Kingdom Alien Update by Timothy Good, pp. 238-9, © 1993 O 00
09-04-1992 Fog - York, Ontario, Canada Website: UFOdna. URL in text O 00
04-07-1994 Fog - Victoria, Argentina Website: NICAP: The 1994 UFO Chronology S 24
10-28-1994 Fog - San Luis Valley, Colorado, USA Website: NICAP: The 1994 UFO Chronology S 24
06-25-1997 Caspian Sea off Rostam Rûd, Iran Website: NICAP: The 1997 UFO Chronology S 00
07-07-2000 Fog - Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, USA Website: NUFORC - URL in text O 00
05-29-2003 Fog - Watertown Square in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA Website: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC). URL in text O 02
10-31-2003 Unnamed pond near Brussels, Belgium Albert Rosales’s CD: Humanoid reports of 2005 S 10
05-18-2006 Unnamed lake in Greenwater Lake Park, Saskatchewan, Canada Albert Rosales’s CD: Humanoid Reports 2006 S 24
06-27-2006 A pond near Flagler, Oklahoma Filers Files #27 – 2006 and MUFON CMS O 00
12-04-2006 Fog – Hicksville, New York Website: National UFO Reporting Center. URL in text S 24