On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 7

1872 - At King's Sutton in Banbury, England an object resembling a haystack flew on an irregular course at one o'clock in the morning. Sometimes flying very high, sometimes very low, it was accompanied by fire and dense smoke. It produced much the same effect as a tornado, felling trees and walls. It vanished suddenly. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 2).

1896 - A large airship flew over the small town of Camptonville, Yuba County,California and landed nearby at 9:00 p.m. Five men went out to investigate, and found the ship with its sole occupant, a bearded man who appeared to be deaf and mute. Some written communication was attempted, in response the man produced an "alphabet" and spelled out a message saying he lived in the Montezuma Mountains with his wife and two children. He declined to answer any further questions, so the five men left. The craft was seen flying off the next day. (Sources: San Francisco Examiner, December 8, 1896; Jerome Clark, The Unidentified: Notes toward Solving the UFO Mystery, p. 142; Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 12).

1951 - At 8:15 a.m. an Atomic Energy Commission guard named Collins at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Research Facility in Tennessee sighted a "canvas colored" square object, estimated to be 20 feet wide, that moved up and down twice. The case remained unexplained by the Air Force. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1021; Project Grudge Report #3, January 1952, p. 31).

1951 - A pilot trainer and his student, flying in an aeronca 65CV airplane over Torrance, California sighted a shiny metallic football-shaped object in the sky at 10:21 a.m. The object seemed to be stationary at first, then it moved away. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 15).

1954 - A 26-year-old man riding a bicycle near a farm in Gainchurizqueta, Irun, Spain saw an object land nearby. It came from the sea on a north to south flight path, and passed within six meters. It was round, three meters in diameter, with a headlight and four fins. Traces: ground marks and metallic samples. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 16).

1954 - At 1:15 p.m. a weather officer in Cape Province, South Africa using a theodolite, saw a white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome fly from west to east, then turned north. The sighting lasted seven minutes. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3356).

1957 - Two disc-shaped objects maneuvered and circled in the sky over Brisbane, California at 7:10 p.m. One flew off to the west, one flew south toward Moffett Field. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: December, p. 24).

1966 - On this night four women driving on Route 33 near Gallipolis, Ohio--the town just across the Ohio River from Point Pleasant, West Virginia--saw a brownish silver humanoid flying creature with glowing red eyes. (Sources: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-72, citing John Keel).

1967 - On this evening near El Paso, Texas William C. Collins observed an unidentified object hovering about 200 feet in the air. There appeared to be a humanoid figure onboard the object. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 3; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-121, citing a newspaper source).

1970 - After finding huge mysterious footprints on their property in Vader, Washington three days before, a family watched a very bright object approach their house at 7:15 a.m. It seemed to have a central dome with a revolving ring around it and was deep orange in the center. The craft tilted slightly to one side, hovered briefly over some nearby power lines, then brightened while making a low sweep over the area. Two of the witnesses saw what appeared to be a gray colored "shape" drop from the object and scurry away into the woods before the UFO departed. Later that week a mysterious dark "prowler" was seen peering through windows. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, case #1480, citing Loren Coleman, Mysterious America).

1972 - A married couple named Willis saw a cylindrical light hovering while driving in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey at 8:50 p.m. It moved into some nearby woods as their car approached. Ground traces and a missing plug of earth were found in the woods, at the suspected landing site. (Sources: Atlantic City Press, December 13, 1972; Data-Net Report, March 1973, p. 13).

1977 - In Tatapouri, New Zealand a red, disc-shaped object came over land from the direction of the sea at 7:30 p.m. It followed a car with three people inside. The headlights on the car dimmed but did not go out during the sighting, which ended when the UFO veered off into the sky. When the witnesses arrived home, they found the car's battery had no water in it, even though it had been serviced only two days prior to the sighting. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 416, citing Spaceview, first quarter, 1978)

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cylindrical UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, flying humanoid, nuclear facility, orange UFO, short humanoids, UFO surrounded by smoke.

© Donald A. Johnson