On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 30

1944 - On this night at 9:00 p.m. a reddish orange glowing light followed an RAF Beaufighter from the 600th Squadron flying over Anzio, Italy during World War II. The two members of the crew reported that the light appeared to be doing evasive maneuvers. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, case 7, citing Jan Aldrich, Project 1947).

1948 - At 10:15 a.m. at the Anacostia Naval Air Station on the Potomac River in Washington, D. C. a yellow sphere was spotted moving from the south to north at a constant altitude, 1000 feet below an aircraft. It flew in the opposite direction of the wind, and crossed over the no-fly zone over the nation's Capitol. (Source: Jan Aldrich Jan, Project 1947 website, citing USAF Office of Defense Intelligence 1948).

1950 - At around 8:00 p.m. police and five other independent witnesses in Savannah, Georgia reported seeing an upside-down, hat-shaped disc with small fins. It was an estimated 15 meters in diameter. It hovered for a few seconds, then shot off toward the southeast. (Source: newspaper clipping, May 1, 1950; Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 11).

1952 - At 6:00 p.m. two whitish-silver disc-shaped objects rumbled high in the sky over a valley in Korea at the front lines of the Korean War, according to military witnesses Webb, Jones, and Smith. Later two anomalous holes, 25 feet apart and two feet wide by 7.5 feet wide, were found in the ground. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 63).

1955 - In Travis County, Texas USAF Intelligence Officer Major L. J. Pagozalski sighted four black objects at 7:30 a.m. flying in a cluster. They made a whooshing sound like a zephyr. The sighting was very brief and lasted for only 2-3 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #3517; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1958 - A craft 10 meters in diameter came to rest on a hillside in El Padul, Spain at dusk. It was sighted by two witnesses named Leyva and Sanchez. A short time later the UFO flew away towards Baza, leaving a yellow trail. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, FSR, July 1971, p. 10).

1962 - On this night Eugenio Siragusa, age 43, claimed to have met two men of normal height on Mount Mangre on the island of Sicily in Italy. They were clad in diver's suits, and had belts emitting an intermittent yellowish-green and blue light. They delivered to him a message of peace in Italian. The voice he heard had a metallic tone. A dazzling, 15 meter in diameter saucer-shaped craft was seen on the ground nearby. (Sources: Roberto Pinotti, Flying Saucers, January-February 1966, p. 57; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0526; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 531, citing Flying Saucer Review, January 1963).

1964 - Gloria Biggs, her husband, and her mother observed a brown, dome-shaped object on a hilltop about 17 kilometers west of Baker, California on U. S. Highway 91. They lost sight of it for a moment, could not see it again, and found only a depression in the ground at the supposed landing site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, Case 600).

1964 - An Air Force RB-57 bomber flying over the Stallion Missile Test Site in New Mexico radioed that they saw a white ovoid object land. Photo reconnaisance was ordered. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 224).

1964 - At 10:30 p.m. several adults saw an elongated glowing object in Canyon Ferry, Utah. Two children saw the lighted craft land, then take off. Four rectangular indentations were found at the landing site. (Source: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 104).

1966 - At 3:15 a.m. Anita Miller saw a light moving around in the sky for 2.5 hours over Sacramento, California. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1968 - In Ipswich, Massachusetts a round gray object reflecting a flashing red light on its underside hovered low over some trees. It dropped behind the trees, then shot straight up, hovered, and streaked away at great speed. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 353; Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated May 1, 1968).

Ipswich, Massachusetts - 1968

1971 - At 7:45 p.m. Mr. Abrahamsson and his family saw a 10 meter wide domed disc with a transparent dome fly slowly toward the northwest at 60 kph in Asenhoga, Sweden. It had small portholes along the side, and a green light. In Huskvarna, Sweden two married couples also saw a large cigar-shaped object at the same time. (Sources: (1) GICOFF Sweden, May 1971, p. 16; Sven-Olof Fredrickson, FSR, September-October 1971, p. 9; (2) GICOFF Sweden, September 1971, p. 7).

1973 - Four teenagers driving between Kinchela and Gladstone, New South Wales, Australia saw a bright yellow domed disc or domed-ovoid craft dive quickly toward the ground. They saw a glow from a field a mile from road that they presumed was the landing site. However, when they drove towards it, their vehicle's headlights blacked out. (Source: Eileen Buckle, FSR, April 1976, p. 4; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 56).

1974 - At shortly before 10:00 p.m. in Altamont, New York a young girl looked out a window of the nursing home where her mother worked and saw what looked like a car parked on a hillside. She told her mother who also looked out. They thought it might have been a car accident at first since they saw red lights. There appeared to be a golden glow coming from the object. The two left the building to get a closer look. Neighborhood dogs were barking and horses in a field were also making noise. As they got closer they could see a huge oval-shaped object resting on a road. It had a rounded window on top that emanated a golden glow, and the red lights were coming from the front and rear of the craft. They then noticed an indistinct "egg-shaped" figure moving around inside the craft. Another employee of the nursing home and the woman's husband also witnessed the object when he came to pick them up. The UFO rose up into the sky and disappeared quickly into the dark sky. There was a large burned area 60 feet in diameter at the landing site. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1974, p. 1; Ted Bloecher, 1975 MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings, p. 56; Margaret Sachs, Celestial Passengers).

1989 - On this night a family of nine was spending a night at an abandoned cemetery near Moscow, Russia by the river's shore, when a strong light suddenly woke them in the middle of the night. They watched as a large sphere landed on the riverbank. Two figures then appeared in front of the sphere. The lower part of their bodies were black and the upper parts were yellow in color. The sphere and the humanoids suddenly vanished in plain sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 717, citing Richard F Haines, Joint USA-CIS
Aerial Anomaly Federation Report

1993 - At 2:05 a.m. a 30-year-old man went outside in Millville, Massachusetts and saw lights approach to a distance of 3,000 feet. The object was shaped like a triangular and had several red lights on it. He waved his arm and saw a white light at the rear move to the center and beam directly into his eyes for a few seconds. The object continued in flight until it moved out of sight, at an estimated speed of 200 mph. It made no sound as it flew. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1993, p. 17, field investigator Morton Schafer; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 81).

2001 - At around 3:00 a.m. a night watchman in Caronno Pertusella, Italy saw a domed disc-shaped UFO become a cigar shaped object, then zigzag away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #17837, citing CISU).

2002 - A silent boomerang-shaped object with no lights was sighted at 9:45 p.m. in Kelowna, British Columbia. It looked like a hang glider in the night sky, considerably after sunset. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 154, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 November 2004)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: black UFOs, communication with UFOnauts in Italian, dome-shaped and domed disc-shaped UFOs, erratic maneuvering UFO, human looking UFOnauts, landing traces, multi-year reports from Italy and Massachusetts, ovoid UFOs, shape changing UFO, silent UFOs, triangular and boomerang shaped UFOs, vertical ascent, wartime encounters, whooshing sound.