14. The Levelland UFO • 1957
Just hours after the launch of Sputnik II in the Soviet Union in 1957, there was a wave of UFO sightings, with the first one coming from Levelland, Texas. Witnesses reported a large rocket shooting out of the ground at which time car engines died and lights went out. Others reported the same phenomenon but Project Blue Book blamed it on lightning. Despite their reports, there had been no electrical storm at the time.