Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1897 - At 12:30 a.m. in Bay City, Michigan a large object was sighted high in the sky. It gradually descended and was estimated to be around 50 to 70 feet in length. It had a red light at each end, that gave the conical shaped craft a dull red glow. It moved at a rapid pace, then slowed. (Sources: Lucius Farish newspaper files; Saginaw (MI) Courrier Herald, April 16, 1897).
1897 - Shortly before 3:00 a.m. police heard a drumming noise in Saginaw, Michigan and then spotted a 30-foot long cigar-shaped airship with something hanging down ten feet below it. It flew at a speed of 25 miles per hour to the south, and carried red and yellow body lights. (Sources: Lucius Farish newspaper files; Saginaw (MI) Evening News, April 17, 1897; Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 7).
1897 - While working in his field in Downs Township, Illinois farmer Haney Savidge saw an aerial craft land near him. Six people emerged from it and spoke to him for a few minutes before leaving. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 22, citing Chicago Times-Herald, April 17, 1897).
1897 - On that night there was a sudden flash in the sky over Logan, Ohio and then a 40-foot long dark shape flew over the town slowly. Witnesses thought they could hear voices coming from the object. Some followed it three miles south of town in a buggy. The craft descended to about 50 feet altitude, then rose swiftly and flew out of sight. (Source: Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 8).
1952 - At 10:26 p.m. a U.S. Air Force captain and his neighbor
in Shreveport, Louisiana saw a bright white object make a fast
approach, reverse direction, then change shape from a flat circular object
to a thin lens. It also changed color from pink to red. Its speed was
estimated at 1285 mph, and showed a red exhaust tail after making its
turn. It was ten times brighter than the brightest star. (Source: J. H.
Tessier, UNICAT computer database case 812, citing Blue Book; Project
Blue Book Report # 6, April 30, 1952).
1956 -On U.S. Route 1 in Henderson, North Carolina just before dawn, two government employees saw for a few seconds a large, top-shaped object passing over their car. It was as large as the road and made no sound. (Sources: Project Blue Book; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 253).
1966 - Weston, Massachusetts Police were called to investigate two reports of an object resembling a dirigible or blimp-shaped UFO carrying bright lights. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 337).
Weston, Massachusetts - 1966