On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 5

1935 - In Aznalcazar, Spain a large brilliant, round object descended from the sky 450 meters away and hovered just above the ground in a field. Several small beings got out and walked around for ten minutes. The witness, Mr. Mora, thought he had seen an emanation from God. (Sources: Alfredo Moacyr Uchoa, Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1971, p. 17; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case no. 5).

1943 - A military pilot reported that over Long Beach, California at 9:50 a.m. a round, orange object flew alongside and then dove at an Army Air Force BT13A trainer aircraft. It subsequently shot away. (Sources: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 21; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 6).

1948 - At 2:00 in the afternoon at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico three base personnel reported having witnessed two silent disc-shaped objects, 35 meters in diameter, executing a series of violent turns and maneuvers. The discs made no noise during the 30 seconds they were in view, and were viewed through a theodolite. One of the discs shot up vertically. Project Blue Book listed this as an "unidentified" case. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, pp. 52-53; R. B. McLaughlin, True magazine, March 1950, p. 25; Richard Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 79).

1952 - At 10:40 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Ryan, R.L. Stokes, and D. Schook of Phoenix, Arizona watched a large, dull gray disc-shaped object fly by, followed by two more objects. All three flew straight and level at high speed. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Miami, Florida. At 9:15 p.m. four dark circular objects with mostly fuzzy edges, crossed the face of the Moon. Each was half the apparent diameter of Moon. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At 11:30 p.m. Lt. W. R. Holder and Lt. A.M. Jones, the flight crew of a USAF F-94 jet interceptor, saw a small luminous object approach Kadena AFB, Japan from the north. It flew straight and level at first at an estimated speed of 1,000 knots, but then began to maneuver and zigzag. Airborne radar tracked the target for 90 seconds. Control tower operators watched for 50-60 minutes while a dark shape with a light flew as fast as 330 knots (380 mph). It hovered, flew curves and performed a variety of maneuvers. (Sources: Richard Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 62; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1956 - A flying humanoid was seen in Birmingham, Alabama. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 398).

1960 - An orange disk landed in Beira, Mozambique with a hissing sound, then exploded, while four dwarfish figures ran off into the brush. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 501).

1966 - At 3:00 a.m. Lillian Louis sighted a vapor-like sphere hovering at a low altitude in Lycoming, New York. The object hovered low over the ground and was spinning, shooting its exhaust onto the ground below. The entire episode lasted about a minute. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1966 - In Alto, Tennessee at 11:55 p.m. witness W. Smith sighted an oval object with a dark top. The object appeared cone-shaped when moving. It made a high-frequency noise. The sighting lasted 2.5 hours. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1967 - At 5:15 p.m. on Highway 50 west of Sedalia, Missouri a truck driver reported that a silver disc hovered over the cab of his truck for more than a minute. (Source: Ted Phillips, Skylook, February 1968, p. 2).

1967 - Ninety minutes later, at 7:45 p.m. EDT between Jonestown and South Lickdale, Pennsylvania on Highway 72 Justice of the Peace John H. Demler saw a ten-meter diameter blue disc making a humming sound like an electric motor. The object flew over his car emitting a chemical odor and sparks. The car's headlights and engine died, and the car was buffeted about as the object took off. The witness was very nervous and agitated after the close encounter, and the top layer of his skin peeled off the next few days. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1967, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 832).

1967 -- At the same time as the Pennsylvania close encounter, the Dauncey family saw a small glowing sphere with a metallic band around the middle in Peterborough, Ontario. The object emitted two vapor trails and, making a humming noise, approached and paced the witnesses' car. (Sources: NICAP files, citing newspaper clipping dated April 14, 1967; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 335).

1969 - The two witnesses were parked in a remote area of West Nyack, New York at 7:00 p.m. when they saw a light approach. They got out of the car and saw a large oval-shaped craft with lights around its edge and a beam of light shining from its center. A memory lapse occurred, with one witness vaguely recalling the object landing and shining a beam of light towards them. Later one of the witnesses remembered being inside a circular room lying on a white Formica table. He was surrounded by several humanoids described as being five-foot tall with pale gray skin, large round heads, and large black eyes. These beings were well built and wore tight fitting grayish green coveralls. One being appeared to be the examiner, and he wore a turtleneck garment and peered intently into the witness's face. At one point one of the witnesses remembered struggling and thought it felt that he had been ripped to pieces and then reassembled again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case # 489, citing Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions The Measure of A Mystery).

1993 - A Houston, Texas UFO abductee had gone to a professional hypnotist and was given a post-hypnotic suggestion instructing her to defend herself from alien abductors during any subsequent abduction attempts. On this night she was asleep in her bedroom when she awoke and saw two short Grey humanoids with large black, oval-shaped eyes come in through the wall. As one of the beings approached the bed the witness grabbed what seemed to be a black protective eye shield from the humanoid's eyes. His skin felt rough as she tore the eyepiece off. A moist liquid fell on the witness arm, described as a mucus-like substance. The beings then retreated through the wall and left. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1696, citing Tricia McCannon, International UFO Library Magazine, June-July 1994).

2004 - At 11:00 a.m. a witness in Newport, Tennessee spotted a bizarre flying creature resembling an arrowhead flying backwards, with what looked like a head or knob on the front. It didn't look mechanical, it was more like some kind of animal. It did not have extended wings like a bird but seemed to have some stubby wings which may have been part of the body, like some type of bat. They protruded out near the end and tapered back to a point at the rear. The creature appeared to be around three feet long and a little over two feet wide. It was moving very fast in a straight line, at an altitude of approximate 150 feet. The witness did not see any method of propulsion, such as wing movement. It just seemed to be gliding but at a high speed. It maintained a level flight path moving westward, where the witness eventually lost sight of it. It was light brown in color along the sides of the wings, with a dark body color, possibly dark brown or black. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2004, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 September 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions and abduction attempts, blue UFOs, car pursuits, disc-shaped UFOs, exploding UFO, flying creature, gray UFOs, Grey humanoids, hissing sound, humming sounds, landing, light beam, maneuvering UFOs, shiny metallic UFOs, physiological effects, short humanoids, spheres, vehicle EM interference effects, vertical ascent, zigzag motion.