On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 1

1947 - Radar operators at Chitose Army Air Base on Hokkaido, Japan picked up an unidentified target 16 miles north of the base on course of 180 degrees and a speed in excess of 500 mph. The target reversed course, broke up into two responses, then merged back together again into one large response. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown, New Jersey talk, April 16, 2005, p. 27).

1947 - At 11:45 a.m. three discs were spotted over Portland, Oregon, then another 10-12 discs showed up, silently tipping from side to side as they followed the river to the west-northwest. (Sources: Oregon Journal, July 2, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 135; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1947, p. 22).

1947 - At noon Mrs. Hunt saw saw six discs maneuvering in the sky over Madras, Oregon. (Sources: The Oregonian, July 3, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 136).

1947 - At 12:45 p.m. over Fort Stevens Annex, Oregon an extremely bright disc-shaped object maneuvered for 15 minutes. It then flew north toward the Columbia River. (Sources: Ashland Budget, July 1, 1947; Oregon Journal, July 2, 1947; Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 70).

1947 - At 3:00 p.m. a woman in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada saw a small silver colored, disc-shaped object three feet in diameter. It flew off toward the southeast with a wavering motion. (Sources: Edmonton Journal, July 2, 1947; Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 70).

1947 - In mid-afternoon in Pendleton, Oregon six to nine shiny platter-shaped objects whizzed overhead heading quickly toward the south. (Sources: Oregon Journal, July 3, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 139).

1947 - Dr. G. Oliver Doctor saw a 'flying disc' zip over the city of El Paso, Texas on this day. It was shaped like two pie pans rim-to-rim, and was estimated to be 30 feet in diameter. It hurtled over Mount Franklin and then flew off towards Mexico. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown, New Jersey talk, April 16, 2005, p. 4, citing the Norman (OK) Transcript, July 2, 1947).

1947 - At 9:58 p.m a red disc-shaped object flew north to south at an extremely fast speed over Charleston, South Carolina. It had been seen earlier at Wilmington, North Carolina at 9:30 p.m. (Sources: Charleston (SC) News Courier, July 6, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 147).

1947 - Late in the evening at around 11:00 p.m. thirteen silver disc-shaped objects flew over Albuquerque, New Mexico. They flew first toward the south, then turned to the east, and finally flew off to the west. A blue disc was also seen zig-zagging in the northwestern sky. (Sources: Albuquerque Journal, July 2, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 152; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 157).

1952, Lynn, Massachusetts - At about 7:25 in the morning two F-94's were scrambled to intercept a UFO that a Ground Observer Corps spotter reported was travelling southwest across Boston. Radar couldn't pick it up so the jets were vectored into the general area. At 7:30 a.m. a man and his wife in Lynn noticed the two vapor trails from the F-94 interceptors and looked around the sky to see if they could spot what the jets were after. They saw a bright silver cigar-shaped object "about six times as long as it was wide" moving southwest. As they watched they saw an identical UFO was following the first one some distance back. Both were moving just a little faster than the two jets. The UFOs appeared to be at a very high altitude, and the couple watched as the two F-94's searched back and forth far below the UFOs. The Air Force lists the explanation of the objects as probable balloons. (Source: Edward J. Ruppelt, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956, pg. 150).

1953 - On this day or the next, at around 11:00 a.m. in Villares del Saz, Cuenca, Spain an illiterate cowherd, 14-year-old Maximo Munos-Olivares Hernaiz, heard an intermittent whistling soung behind him. When he turned around he saw a "big balloon" on the ground. It was shaped like a water jug and was metallic in appearance. Through an opening came three dwarfs 60 cm tall, with yellow faces, narrow eyes, and oriental features. They spoke in a language he could not understand. They were dressed in blue, had a sort of flat hat with a visor in front, and a metal sheet on their arms. One of them smacked the boy's face, then they re-entered the machine, which glowed very brightly, made a soft whistling sound and went off "like a rocket." There were footprints left behind at the site and four holes 5 cm deep forming a perfect square, 36 cm on each side, that were found by the police. (Sources: Antonio Ribera, in Charles Bowen (editor), The Humanoids, p. 29; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 113; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1953-07 (A0215); UNICAT, case # 438, citing The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 77). 

1965 - A domed disc-shapec object flew over Beijing, China at 10:00 p.m. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 218).

1965 - One of the most famous landing and humanoid reports occurred on this day in Valensole, Alpes-Haut-Provence department, France. At around five o'clock in the morning farmer Maurice Masse, age 41, heard a strange noise and saw an egg-shaped object 30 meters away in a field of lavender. The craft was set on a central pivot with six legs, was about five meters long, and had a door showing two seats back to back. Nearby it were two dwarfs the size of eight-year-old children, with bald heads, normal human eyes, and fine hands with five fingers. They seemed surprised when the witness approached them, and stopped their examination of a plant to aim a small device at him, causing him to become temporarily paralyzed and unable to move. They spoke among themselves in shrill sounds similar to a gargle. The craft took off and "vanished" into the air. Ground traces were found in the field. (Sources:Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 113; Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1965, p. 36; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 377; UNICAT, case 481).

1965 - On this night many witnesses in Framingham, Massachusetts saw a silvery white round object, which made side-to-side pendulum swings, then flew away to the north. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966).

1968 - Returning home at four o'clock in the morning after a dance, 17-year-old Raul Salcedo encountered two very tall strange beings in Ricardone, Entre Rios, Argentina. They were nearly 10 feet tall. He "felt himself drawn towards them by the powerful magnetism radiated by them," which temporarily immobilized him, but he was able to break free and fled home in terror. There was simultaneously a spate of UFO sightings locally and in nearby San Lorenzo. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 913; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-39, citing FSR, September-October 1968, p. 26).

1968 - At 12:30 p.m. three boys in Botucatu, Sao Paulo State, Brazil saw a disc-shaped object on the ground about eight meters wide and 350 meters away. It had a large tripod undercarriage and a ladder reaching down to the ground. These landing devices were retracted inside the object, and the object rose a few meters into the air, then flew off at high speed. Physical traces included the ground marks left behind by the tripod landing gear: imprints 7m x 6.8m x 5.45m apart, and marks left by the ladder. There was also a residual "gunpowder" smell, and the boys thought they heard a "tingling" sound during the encounter. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 914, citing Nigel Rimes,  FSR,  November-December 1968, p. 21; Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, December 1970, p. 11; Fred I. Merritt, Leg-Mark Catalog (N = 68), case 30).

1968 - A man, who lived in a third floor apartment along with his wife and young son, was watching television around midnight with his wife. It was a hot and humid summer night in Norwich, Connecticut. Suddenly the TV reception began to snow, and then they heard crying coming from the child's room. The man then caught a glimpse of someone in the room and ran to see who it was. When he got to the bedroom window he saw the figure fly away to a point about 200 feet up and several hundred feet south of the apartment building. It was headed towards a UFO that was ruby red in color. In seconds the figure was like a silver dot that had merged with the object along with 3 or 4 other dots. The object then rose to about 1000 feet and went southwest at high speed. The creature was described as about four-foot tall with large eyes and fang-like teeth. Its arms were disproportionately long, like an ape's arms. It wore a silvery colored suit and its feet did not appear to touch the ground. It seemed to float across the room and went out the open window. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case #3198, citing the National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1969 - At 6:15 a.m. Mr. Fred Yoos, age 62, heard a clattering sound that shook the building in Olds, Alberta, Canada. Looking out a window, he saw a 20 foot green oval-shaped object descend from a dense cloud in the northwest. It hovered just above the ground 50 feet away. By the light of the rising sun he could see the movement of two figures through a window-like opening. The object ascended vertically, leaving an imprint. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-47, citing Ted Phillips, CUFOS).

1973 - Jarmo Nykanen was staying at his lakeside summer cottage in Sounenjoki, Finland when he awoke to a buzzing sound in the early morning hours. The cottage was being bathed in a strong blue light. Going outside, Jarmo saw a blue light "twice as big as a row boat" approach from over the lake. It stopped and hovered offshore. The light seemed to radiate from a kind of "jelly," glowing in an unusual manner. Jarmo thought he could see a strange being inside the light. The next thing he remembered he was lying on the porch of his cottage porch at about 6:00 a.m. He had lost track of four hours of time. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1979, Paul Deveraux, Earth Lights).

1975, Hamden, Connecticut - At 9:20 p.m. two witnesses were sitting on their porch when they noticed a bright red oval shoot across the nearby tree tops. The object was moving at a height of 100 feet above the nearby trees, and covered the distance on three city blocks in approximately 15 seconds. During the sighting static interfered with television reception, and the family dog was upset for a few minutes immediately following the sighting. (Sources: "From the Center for UFO Studies", FSR, April 1976, p. 24).

2001 - On this evening a couple riding bikes in a wooded area of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada observed a group of tall humanoid beings covered with brown hair. They seemed to be holding or carrying unusual devices. The hairy beings fled into the woods when they noticed the witnesses. Around the same time there were numerous reports of low flying glowing orange disc-shaped UFOs over the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Unknown Country & CAUS).

2001 - Odete Fortini was standing on the verandah of her house in Paracambi, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil on this night when she observed a ball of light approach and land about 200 meters away. When the light dimmed she could see that it was a disc-shaped object with a cupola on top and several small windows around its circumference. In the center of the object a door opened, and two one-meter tall humanoids stepped out. They appeared to be interested in the vegetation around the object. After a few minutes of investigation, they re-entered the object, which became bright again and took off at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2001 - On the same night eight-year-old Zeca Borba of Guaraja-Mirim, Para State, Brazil reported encountering and communicating with a short bluish-skinned humanoid with a large head and big eyes. The humanoid carried something that looked like a cane, and wore a silvery helmet. After 30 minutes the humanoid boarded a triangular shaped object, which quickly disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reaction, disc-shaped UFOs, green UFO, ground traces, inside UFO occupants, landings, long-armed humanoid, missing time, multi-year reports from Connecticut, oval or cigar-shaped UFOs, paralysis, procession of objects, RF interference with TV, vertical ascent, very tall humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson