Since Kenneth Arnold, the saucer shaped UFO was king.
However in 1955, in a move that would make Dr. Freud sit up and take notice, cigar shaped UFOs began to take the lead.
Sometimes a cigar isn't just a cigar....
Also more and more UFOs were being sighted not only in groups, but also in formation.
Another odd turn was that UFOs were being spotted that seemed to have portholes or windows in them.
On April 8th, 1955 near Rockford, Illinois, jets allegedly intercepted, fired on and destroyed a UFO.
And according to reports, just before it blew up, the ship ejected a small round object that shot past the jets and straight up into the sky.
On Oct. 14th, 1955, Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. (Democrat from Georgia and chairman of the Armed Services Committee) reported seeing a disc-shaped craft...while visting Russia.
Colorado State Senator S.T. Taylor reported a UFO on November 25th, 1955 in LaVeta, Colorado.
The Colorado sighting was unusual not because it was another Senator, but because the UFO was described as "luminous green/blue and jellylike".
And this UFO was sighted at 10:30 AM, in broad daylight.