On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 29

1947 - On this day two women, Mrs. Olavick and Mrs. Down of Tucson, Arizona watched nine white discs and another object behind a steamy cloud in a completely clear sky, arranged in a V-shaped formation. The ten objects moved up and down in an erratic manner, and in and out of the unnatural cloud for 5-6 minutes. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 9; George Kocher, Rand Corporation: UFO's: What to Do?, p. 15; Kenneth Larson, Flying Saucers, October 1968, p. 40; UNICAT database, case 819, citing James E. McDonald).

1952 - While flying over Goodland, Kansas at one o'clock in the afternoon, B-29 bombardier Lt. R. H. Bauer sighted a white fan-shaped light that pulsed 8 times per second for four seconds. (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1167; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At 3:30 p.m. on this same day in Marshall, Texas private pilot R. R. Weidman sighted a round, white object that flew straight and low but with a side-to-side oscillation for 1.5 minutes. (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1167; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1957 - Two men, Lerdahl and Ellison, reported that three dozen UFOs flew over Virginia, Minnesota in groups of 6-8 for 40 minutes beginning at 10:15 p.m. The UFOs were greenish, disc-shaped objects flying in crescent formations, and were viewed through binoculars. They went from east to west, and each group flew from horizon to horizon in eight seconds. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1960, p. 7; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 50).

1959 - At 7:30 p.m. Rod Lightfoot and another man in Blackwood Park, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia took a photograph of a saucer-shaped object. The main body of the UFO appeared to be rotating on its vertical axis, but the row of lights remained steady. (Sources: Adelaide Advertiser, April 30, 1959; Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 165; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register (Volume 7), p. 49; Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia, case # SA59001).

1961 - Mr. Gallagher was at Bailey's Beach, Newport County, Rhode Island at around four o'clock in the afternoon when he noticed a red ball floating about 600 feet offshore. It then ascended to 60 feet altitude, and flew away to the south at 100 mph. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1961, p. 4; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 40, citing Flying Saucer Review).

1962 - Between Mud Lake, Nevada and Edwards AFB in California two disc-shaped craft are filmed passing a USAF X-15 rocket plane being commanded by test pilot Walker during a record flight to 200,000 feet altitude. Note: most civilian sources list this case as occurring on April 30, but the Air Force lists the flight as occurring on this date. (Sources: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 121; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 75; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 6179).

1964 - Several adults saw an elongated glowing object fly over Canyon Ferry, Montana, and two children saw a lighted craft land and take off. Four rectangular indentations were found at the landing site. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 5; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, October 1966, p. 30).

1966 - At 3:55 p.m. a disc-shaped object with portholes and exhaust pipes circled a Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft flown by a single private pilot at 10,000 feet altitude. According to the witness, who was flying between Asuncion, Paraguay to Posadas, Argentina, the UFO moved extremely fast. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 34).

1977 - A car being driven by a 47-year-old woman and accompained by another female passenger was paced by a white glowing objectin Oxford, Ohio for three minutes. The description of the shape differed, but one of the women described it as a disc-shaped object. The incident occurred near a Nike missile base. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1977, p. 3).

1979 - An airline stewardess was at the shore in Makapu'u, Hawaii at 10:45 p.m. when she sighted a huge triangular UFO with many lights. It moved at an estimated 100 mph and made a humming sound. It maneuvered in the sky and flew away out to sea. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13689, citing APRO Bulletin, May 1979).

1982 - A woman named Mary E. Boule saw a silent dome-shaped object near Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York at 11:40 p.m. The object had a turquoise blue light on top and portholes. It flew low at 400-500 feet altitude, and definitely entered the air base's restricted air space. (Source: CUFOS files, letter from witness).

1993 - A sonar-like ping sound was heard, then a silent triangle UFO was seen hovering above Lasgraisses, Tarn, France. It had white "running lights." (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 318).

1995 - On this night two witnesses in Spokane, Washington reported seeing bright lights apparently on the ground near the river. A strange undescribed "creature" or humanoid was seen standing near the lights. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; UFO Intelligence Newsletter, October 1995).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 9 March 2007)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, cloud used as camouflage by UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, fan-shaped UFO, landings, oscillating UFOs, procession of objects, triangle UFOs, white UFOs.