On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 5

1557 - Above Tubingen, Germany fiery clouds circled in the sky around seven o'clock in the morning, from which emerged "large, tall and wide" hat-shaped objects. The glow cast upon the ground was yellow and "bloody". The hat-shaped flying objects were multicolored: black, red, blue, and green. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 33; Jacques Vallee, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact, p. 13).

1737 - An astronomer in Sheffield, England saw a dark red, luminous cloud that emitted intense beams of light (solid light). The light beams moved slowly, then stopped. He suddenly felt so hot that he had to remove his shirt outdoors. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of Phenomenon, p. 9; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 3).

1945 -  On this fateful day six U.S. Army Air Force planes, which took off from Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station, Florida disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean Bermuda Triangle. Flight 19, a formation of five TBM avengers became disoriented while flying northeast from Fort Lauderdale, and made increasingly frantic radio calls announcing they were lost and calling for assistance. A huge rescue search operation caused more aboard a Martin Mariner sea rescue plane to be lost. (Sources: Miami Herald, December 6, 1945; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 293; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 125; Vincent H. Gaddis, Invisible Horizons, p. 175).

1948 - Flying east of Las Vegas, New Mexico a C-47 pilot and two others saw a huge luminous green fireball at 9:27 p.m., which appeared to maneuver. The same night 12 green fireballs seen traveling rapidly north to south by security guards at military installations from 1930 to 2330 hours, including guards at Sandia Base, New Mexico where atomic bombs were being assembled. (Sources: (1) Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 73; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 11; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 398; (2) Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 48; Bruce Maccabee, UFO-FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government's Cover-Up, p. 70).

1950 - A postman in the farming community of Newbliss, Monaghan County, Ireland watched at 1:00 p.m. as 8 "table knives" passed over at high altitude, weaving up and down. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 62).

1950 - On this afternoon a disc-shaped object was seen over the post office for 60 seconds in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It flew to the east, then turned and flew off to the northwest. A separate witness saw it and reported it flew off to the west. (Source:  Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 63).

1957 - At 12:10 p.m. a spinning disc-shaped object was sighted flying south by two railroad men in Jackson, Mississippi. After five minutes there was a big flash on the horizon, and a fireball appeared there, then shrank. In Tulsa, Oklahoma a doctor and a second witness watched a circular object hover at 10:30 p.m. for five minutes, then shoot off to the northwest. It had a glowing front edge.(Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: December, pp. 21-22).

1962 - A woman named Chapman had a close encounter with a UFO in Irlam, Greater Manchester, England at 6:45 p.m. (Source: Orbit, April 1962, p. 26).

1963 - Several hundred witnesses at a seaside resort in Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay saw an oval UFO, described as metallic-aluminum in appearance, hovering in the clear morning sky. The object "balanced gently in the air."  (Soruce: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume 1, p. 141).

1966 - At 2:00 a.m. a dark disc-shaped object with lights around the rim passed over a car in a snowstorm in the mountains of Col d'Uzes, Gard, France. It flew at an estimated altitude of 150 meters, a speed of 300 kilometers per hour, and made no discernable sound. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1978).

1966 - Several witnesses had a close encounter with a UFO in Lakewood, New Jersey on this day. (Sources: Ocean County (NJ) Citizen, December 6, 1966; John A. Keel, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1967, p. 8).

1968 - A cluster of flashing lights appeared just at dusk over Watts Bar Lake south of Kingston, Tennessee, and then moved skyward. (Source: Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel, December 10, 1968).

1969 - While flying from Toronto Island Airport south over Lake Ontario a light was seen by two witnesses oscillating up and down, and was visible for 15 minutes. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 37; Data-Net Report, March 1970, p. 11).

1970 - An older couple in their sixties were driving over a bridge on Highway 2 at 6:45 p.m. just outside Everett, Washington when they saw a deep red light near the surface of the river. The light passed over them and their car motor sputtered as it did so, the speed dropping from 40 mph to 5-10 mph. The light continued in a straight line to the north, then rose vertically at a high rate of speed. The car functioned normally afterwards. (Sources: Dr. Donald A. Johnson case investigation files; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, citing APRO).

Everett, Washington Close Encounter - 1970

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1971 - At 3:00 a.m. a funnel-shaped object followed a car through a forest south of Michery, Yonne, France. It eetours around a copse of woods, then made some sharp turns. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1973).

1971 - Paulo Caetano Silveira's fourth "contact" experience occurred near the bridge over the Rio Carangula outside Itaperuna, Brazil at 7:00 p.m. He was invited inside the UFO and heard its occupants "jabbering" with each other unintelligibly, although he never observed their lips move. He did understand their message that they were on a mission of peace, preparing people for eventual contact. (Sources: Walter Buhler, UFO Encounters: FSR Special Edition No. 5, p. 21; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-34, citing Dr. Walter Buhler).

1973 - In the pre-dawn hours a red disc-shaped object was seen over some marshes at a low altitude near Nimes, Gard, France. At dawn 65 bulls of the breed that supplies the French bull rings were found drowned in the river. (Sources: South China Morning Post, December 22, 1973; FSR, July 1974, p. 33).

1973 - At 5:30 p.m. a mother and her four teenage daughters first saw a flash of green light, then they saw a lime-green, domed cupcake-shaped object in a snow-covered soybean field while driving southwest of Underwood, Iowa. A search showed no landing traces in the snow. (Source: MUFON field investigation case file, field investigator Elmer Kral).

1973 - On this night a basketball coach and two other men in a car near Carnegie, Oklahoma drove toward some flashing lights, and saw a being on the roadside with green flashing lights on his shoulders. The being approached the car. He wore "blood red pants" and a welder's type mask with a red flashing light on top. Another man reported seeing the being and a glowing white light down a side road. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Humanoid Report Catalogue, case 1973-79; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids; Tulsa World, December 6, 1973).

1975 - An object that looked like a Ferris wheel on its side was sighted in Clarkston, Georgia on this night. It had yellow and amber colored lights spinning around it as the object moved forward. On that same night another flying object with two large clear lights in front, and a red light in the rear was encountered in Montville, New Jersey. A string of lights connected the three large lights and would change colors from red to green to brown to yellow. The UFO moved erratically, in rapid short spurts (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, February 1976, pp. 11 & 14).

1976 - At 2:30 a.m. a 150-foot diameter disc zigzagged over an electrical power station for about an hour in Solleftea, Vasternorrland, Sweden. It had diffuse lights on its underside. (Source: International UFO Reporter, April 1977, p. 2, citing Nya Norrland, December 6, 1976).

1979 - At 5:55 p.m. three groups of six orbs exited a cigar-shaped object over Ansted, West Virginia. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, January 1980, p. 4; APRO Bulletin, May 1980, p 8).

1984 - Several hundred witnessed a bright ovoid object fly east over Imperia, Alpes-Maritime, France and Genova, Italy at 11:30 a.m. giving off bursts of flashing light. (Sources: FSR, May 1985; MUFON UFO Journal, April 1985).

1987 - At 3:00 p.m. a cylindrical UFO flew dangerously close to an aircraft on landing approach, then followed the aircraft and hovered near the airport in Indianapolis, Indiana. The witness was driving east when he saw the prop plane as it broke through clouds at 4600 feet on landing approach. The vertical cylinder hovered at only 3-4 meters. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 112).

1988 - A gray cigar-shaped object zigzagged over Gulf Breeze, Florida at 4:55 p.m. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 475, citing UFO Newsclipping Service).

1989 - On this afternoon in Green Bay, Wisconsin a house was shaken violently. The woman witness photographed a silver disc-shaped object emitting balls of light. (Source: Ed Walters, UFO Abductions at Gulf Breeze, p. 285).

1993 - At 7:20 p.m. several white ovoid UFOs with counter-clockwise orbiting satellite balls of light covered a four-lane highway in Arras, Pas d' Calais, France for 15 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 322).

1994 - At 3:50 a.m. two female witnesses, sleeping outdoors in Morphett Vale, South Australia, saw a disc-shaped object crossing the sky from east to west. It had no lights and made no sound. The UFO appeared to be spinning. (Source: Keith Basterfield, South Australia UFO Reports - Project 1947 Website, citing UFORSA, case 94027).

1994 - At 11:00 p.m. a large circular object, making no engine sounds, hovered 70 meters away from the witness in Sumter, South Carolina. It produced a light that made no shadows. After a short while hovering it began climbing at a steep rate. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 1994 webpage, entry posted January 28, 1999). 

1996 - A black, silent triangular UFO stopped over Belleville-sur-Saone, Ain, France at 9:30 p.m., and then turned toward Brou; rises in altitude and shoots toward the east. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1977).

1999 - Mr. & Mrs. Vinsant of Birmingham, Alabama awoke to bright white lights illuminating their farmyard. The lights climbed into the sky. Two minutes later they heard a loud explosion. Mr. Vinsant walked outside and saw a large oval-shaped object with lights rotating around its circumference, that was hovering over a nearby mountain. It made no sound, and hovered over the mountain for 90 minutes. (Sources: George A. Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 2000, p. 17; UFO Magazine (USA), March 2000, p. 16).

1999 - On this evening at 10 p.m. Maria Alice Medina was sitting on her verandah in Pato Branco, Parana, Brazil drinking some coffee when she observed a short (1.20 meter tall) humanoid approach her. The being wore silvery coveralls and blue boots. His head was bald and he had large black eyes. The humanoid attempted to communicate with her by emitting strange sounds, but Maria was not able to understand. He then turned around and walked away into some nearby woods. Soon afterwards she saw a bright light rise from the woods and shoot up into space. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti).

2000 - Two witnesses in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota reported sighting a dark, triangular object with amber light fly over the city at 7:40 p.m. The craft had a smooth and continuous flight path except for a momentary jog or "twitch" to the left from the object's flight path. (Source: Craig R. Lang, MUFON Minnesota).

2003 - At 5:43 p.m. in Orillia, Ontario two orange balls of light were seen chasing each other, and then flew quickly into a cloud bank. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 632).

2004 - Beginning at 10:20 and continuing for two hours, a bright shining object emitted multicolored beams of light over the city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2005, p. 73, citing NUFORC).

2004 - Four lighted chevron-shaped objects silently glided over Terre Haute, Indiana heading south at 4:25 a.m. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2005, p. 72, citing NUFORC).

2004 - At 7:15 p.m. in Acton, Ontario two oval-shaped lights hesitated, then flew over a house, moving off very quickly. At 10:00 p.m. in Strathroy, Ontario a slow moving diamond-shaped or triangle-shaped craft flew low overhead; it made no sound and had bright white lights on its tips and scrolling blue and red lights. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, cases # 833 & 834).

2004 - Driving west on Interstate 88 in Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York a witness spotted a disc-shaped object hovering above a field at 9:35 p.m. It was silver gray in color with blinking yellowish orange lights evenly spaced all the way around it. It was estimated to be about 8 stories above the ground. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2005, p. 72, citing National UFO Reporting Center).

2006 - A disc-shaped object was sighted over High Prairie, Alberta, Canada at 6:00 p.m. It had two reddish orange lights on the outside of the middle of the craft, and three orange lights around the back.The craft made no noise and was estimated to be 10 to 18 feet wide. The witness estimated the object was only 75 metres away, and at an altitude of 50 to 75 meters high. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 7, 2006; Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 699).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 5 December 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, green fireballs, robot-like humanoid, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from France and Ontario, oval-shaped or ovoid UFOs, physiological effects: sensation of heat from light beam, short humanoid, silent UFOs, spinning UFOs, triangular UFOs, vehicle EM interference effect, vertical ascent, unexplained animal deaths associated with UFO, unintelligible language, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson