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UFO Data Archiving for Beginners

For those of you who wish to research UFO events in your area, I would suggest that you start at your local library or University. Most are equipped with microfilm and microfiche viewing machines with a printing option, and they usually carry a variety of microfilmed publications including newspapers, both local and foreign.

Although sifting through thousands of newspaper pages can be tedious and monotnous, the results of your search can be thrilling and satisfying. Especially when you find a report or an account on a famous UFO case or some other observation not found anywhere else.

The library or University staff is usually very knowledgeable and can assist you with your research by showing you their archived material on microfilm and microfiche, as well as demonstrate how to use the equipment.

Minolta MS-7000 MKii Microform Scanner

These modern microfilm scanners are cool to use and are usually connected to lazer printers which give you really nice photocopies of the articles you want.

A few years back, I purchased my own set of microfilm reels from the Canadian National Archives in Ottawa, which contain thousands of UFO documents. I used to bring those with me to the library so that I could view them. But then, a few years later, I was lucky enough to obtain an old manual viewer from Laurentian University, which was destined for the landfill site. After talking with the maintenance man who worked there, I ended up bringing the machine home.

Kodak MPE-1 Film Reader

Below is a list of well-known UFO events from which you can use the dates to locate corroborating newspaper accounts. If you want to be thorough in your research, then you'll be sifting through every single year, every single month, every single week and every single day ... in an attempt at finding additional UFO clippings. In some cases, newspapers will go as far back as the 1800s and may have changed names over time.

As additional starting points, you can use the dates of UFO events found on these following pages:


Best of luck on your search!
United States and elsewhere

1896 - 1897 Airship reports and Aurora, Texas UFO Crash  
1946 Ghost Rockets over Sweden  
1947 Roswell Incident - July 2  
1950 McMinnville, Oregon Photographic Case - May 11  
1952 Washington, D.C. UFO Flap - July  
1955 Kelly-Hopkinsville, Kentucky  
1957 Levelland, Texas UFO Case - November 5  
1962 Muroc AFB - X-15 pilot films UFO  
1965 Great Northeastern Blackout - November
Kecksburg, Pennsylvania - December
1967 Worldwide UFO Flap  
1973 Pascagoula, Mississippi abduction case -
Falkville, Alabama -
1975 SAC (Strategic Air Command) flyover of UFOs - October and November  
1986 Japan Airlines encounter  
1989 - 1990 Belgium UFO Flap  
No infringement intended. For educational purposes only.