On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 5

1933 - A huge circular object dropped down into the center of a formation of RAF fighter aircraft over Sussex, England. Two of the planes suffered engine failure and were forced to make emergency landings. One pilot suffered burns to his face and hands after his airplane passed close by the object. (Source: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century, p. 16).

1944 - At around 10:30 a.m. Allied and German troops at the battle of Loreto, Marche, Italy reported that a metallic ovoid object hovered over the battle lines during a strong wind; it shot up when it departed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 506).

1947 - There are 59 UFO reports from across the United States and one from Canada recorded for this day in UFOCAT. The geographical distribution of the UFO sightings is similar to the day before, but with many more reports from California and the Great Lakes. The majority of these reports were of flyovers by daylight discs. For a map showing the distribution of these reports, including hypothesized great circle routes or flight paths with four of more reports falling along the same line, click here.

1947 - At 8:00 a.m. two discs zoomed in from the west over Sacramento, California. One banked sharply and headed north. According to one witness, it "seemed to stand on one edge as it turned." Both objects left vapor trails. (Source: Ted Bloecher, citing the Sacramento Bee, July 7, 1947).

1947, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Five discs flew toward the east over the city at 9 o'clock in the morning; one circled back over the city. In the afternoon five witnesses saw a sphere maneuver in-and-out of clouds. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave; Albuquerque Journal, July 6, 1947).

1947 - In Augusta, Maine at 1:15 p.m. local time, two witnesses, including the program director of WRDO Radio, saw twelve discs flying rapidly in a straight line toward Bangor in a north-northeasterly direction. (Source: Daily Kennebec Journal, July 7, 1947).

1947 - At 12:40 p.m. Sgt. Raynar Cain, USMC, reported two disc-like objects like footballs in Seattle, Washington. One banked slightly at about 8000 feet, then shot up and out of sight to north. Second one following a minue behind, wobbling; it headed north climbing out of sight. (Source: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 326).

At 1:00 p.m. in 1947 a party of surveyors in Payette, Idaho saw four silvery discs that each had a dark line in the center fly toward the northwest at an estimated speed of 800 km per hour. They were lost in the clouds at an estimated altitude of 8,000 feet. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 862).

1947 - In clear sky at 3:00 p.m. in Anaconda, Montana a man saw six silvery objects fluttering as they flew toward the east. A woman, an independent witness, also saw the same three fluttering objects disappear over the horizon. Both witnesses called the police. (Source: Jan Aldrich, A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 80).

1947 - At 7:00 p.m. in daylight skies over Neapolis, Ohio a TWA flight crew saw a propeller-shaped object rotating slowly as it flew beneath the airliner. It was flying at an estimated speed of 200 mph. (Source: Ted Bloecher, newspaper clipping dated July 6, 1947).

1947 - At dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m. CDT, a disc-shaped object landed on a farm near Fayetteville, Arkansas. It gave off a yellow glow and shot down sparks as it landed, causing the cows in the pasture to bolt. It flew off rapidly to the southwest when it left. (Sources:Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 350; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1947, volume 3, p. 54).

1947 - Over 40 witnesses in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada watched numerous objects fly across the sky at 10:30 p.m. (Source: Windsor (ON) Daily Star, July 7, 1947).

1952 - At 6:00 a.m. a perfectly round white disc, almost transparent with small vapor trails like tentacles, was observed by four airline pilots as it hovered at 10,000-15,000 feet over the Atomic Plant at Hanford, Washington. It appeared to change shape, became flat, then shot off quickly. It did not appear on radar. (Sources: Edward Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 203; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 17; Michael David Hall, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt: Summer of the Saucers -- 1952, p. 133).

1952 - Oklahoma State Trooper Hamilton observed 3 dark, disc-shaped objects through binoculars at 7:48 p.m. south-southwest of Norman, Oklahoma. The discs were hovering in formation for several minutes. The objects then diminished in size, and finally vanished. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1390; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 41; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 181).

1954 - Driving at night in Pipestone, Minnesota two witnesses in a car, T & S,  first saw what they thought was a "fire" ahead of them. It turned out to be a giant luminous robot-like humanoid entity, white or chrome plated, that was in the roadway ahead of them and walking toward them. The driver swerved to miss it, and passed by within 4 feet. It was estimated to be between eight to nine feet tall, had no face, and moved stiffly like a robot. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-41, citing Stan Fouch, MUFON, report dated July 28, 1975).

1961 - FAA radar at Hopkins Airport, Cleveland, Ohio tracked a bright white and green UFO while witnesses on the ground saw it simultaneously. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1961, p. 6 ; APRO Bulletin, July 1961, p. 1).

1965 - On this day at six o'clock in the morning a 41-year-old man named Andersson took a photograph of a flying disc-shaped object coming out of the Russian River near Kenai, Alaska. (Sources: Anchorage Daily News, August 3, 1965; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1965).

1965 - Scientists and military personnel at the Pedro Aguirre Cedra Argentine Base in Antarctica, as well as others at the Chilean and British bases, tracked a zig-zagging UFO for 20 minutes. (Source: CUFOS files).

1966 - On this night in Chaclacayo, Peru several people reported seeing a very small creature leaving a luminous trail, quietly walking along the streets, while the children and adults in the neighborhood panicked. In another part of town it was seen by Antonieta Chirino, age 18, and 2 children, whom it approached; also by a boy. (Sources: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1968, p. 18; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 778; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1966-77 (A0720)).

1967 - One hundred people in Clifton, England claimed to have seen a silvery disc-shaped object, about ten meters meters long, land in the area. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 852).

1967 - In Stoney Cross, the New Forest, Hampshire, England at 1:30 a.m. Gallagher and Holloway saw a small, bright orange light that rose and fell very sharply, looped continuously, and moved very fast. Holloway is a Lyndhurst police constable. (Source: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, September 1967, p. 32; Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 6).

1968 - Hearing a humming sound at 4:30 a.m., Olga Rosel de Montironi in San Lorenzo, Santa Fe state, Argentina opened her window and saw "a kind of spaceship" in the nearby sky, a luminous UFO the size of a big automobile that was going back and forth 50 yards away from her. Inside the craft she could make out something like a person, wearing clothing. The object hovered for 15 minutes, then went off to the north. Two other women also observed it. (Sources: Cronica, July 6, 1968; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-86 (A0946), citing EDOVNI Bulletin, issue #1).

1968, North Adams, Massachusetts - A green light larger than a star was seen moving slowly through the sky. Through binoculars it looked like a green ball with a reddish trail. When an airplane approached it, the object "blinked out" and then reappeared after the plane was gone. (Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, pg. 353).

North Adams, Massachusetts - 1968

Sketch of North Adams, MA Green BOL 1968

1972 - At 1:30 a.m. a landed UFO started a grass fire when it took off in King William's Town, South Africa. The object resembled a "sailor's cap." Some witnesses in a car attempted to pursue the object but it accelerated out of sight. At 9 p.m. an orange fireball made a huge arc through the sky and then came to hover over some trucks at the Witput railway station in Kraankuil, South Africa. At 10:15 p.m. a huge flying sphere hovered only seven meters in front of a car in Vryburg, South Africa. It changed colors from red to green, gave off sparks, turned yellow, and was gone in a huge flash. (Sources: FSR, November-December 1972, p. 15; newspaper clipping, July 7, 1972; Data-Net Report, August 1972, p. 18).

1976 - At 9 o'clock in the morning two brothers, 8-year-old Andy and 6 year-old Joel Rygh were playing in Gitchie Manitou Park, Iowa when they heard "strange noises followed by a grunting sound and then a whistle." When they looked in the direction of the noises they saw a seven-foot tall man standing behind a bush. He was wearing a shiny blue uniform. When the whistling sound became louder the boys ran to get their brothers Chris, age 11, and Tom, age 9. All four boys then saw a pulsating glowing domed object emerge from behind a large tree 50 yards away. The object was "about the size and shape of a large haystack." It hovered with a humming sound for five seconds, and then sped away. Small oak trees that the craft hovered over were later found defoliated. (Source: Pat Miller, Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader, August 15, 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1480).

1978 - On this night a bell-shaped UFO hovered just outside an apartment window in Forest Park, Georgia only five or six feet away. It was about 12 feet in diameter and made no noise as it moved silently over the next apartment complex. (Source: Edward Walters, UFOs are real: Her's the proof, p. 126).

1980 - A large silent sphere dropped to the surface of Lake Navsjon north of Naveksvarn, Sweden at 11:50 p.m. It changed colors while on the surface of the lake. (Source: AFU Sweden).

1984 - A disc with an orange halo hovered over a park in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at 9:38 p.m. at an estimated altitude of 1,000 feet. It winked out after fifteen seconds. (Source: APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 8).

1991 - A twenty-foot diameter crop circle was found in a wheat field in Medina, New York. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case 1109).

1996 - Taking a break from work at 3:10 p.m., a 32-year-old woman in Mounds View, Minnesota stepped outside her workplace to do some bird watching when she saw a gray sphere high in the sky that traveled quickly across the sky for about two minutes. It was lost from view when still about 50 degrees above the northwest horizon. (Source: Greg C. Lang, MUFON case investigations file, case no. 961109bC).

1999 - When the witness turned the light on outside her shed in Ross, Tasmania she noticed an orange glowing rectangular structure 200 meters away beyond some trees. It was about the size of a house and was surrounded by vapor. It rose, tilted at an angle, and then just faded from view. There were no traces at the site. (Source: Keith Roberts, Tasmania UFO Information Centre, November 1999 web page).

2000 - At around 4 p.m. Robert Taylor, age 22, remembers being abducted near McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. He found himself inside a very misty room surrounded by a green aura. There were soft "chairs" and a long table in the center of the room. He met several aliens described as about six feet tall, with very long thin arms and legs. The humanoids emitted a strange humming sound. He suffered from bizarre physiological aftereffects soon after the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing UFO Watch).

2002 - At 11:01 p.m. a scientist in St. Catharines, Ontario witnessed a white, satellite object zig-zag across the sky. It made no sound. The sighting lasted 10 seconds, approximately. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2002-249, citing NUFORC).

2003 - RF interference at 2:30 a.m.: Several disks went straight over the witness's house in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and the radio started breaking up as a  result. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2003 archived webpage).

2003 - A silvery cigar-shaped object was seen moving across the clear blue sky at a slow speed in Crystal, San Juan county, New Mexico at 10:30 p.m. MDT. The sighting lasted under a minute. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2003 archived webpage).

2003 - On this Saturday afternoon the witness was putting the cover on his boat in Eagle River, Wisconsin when he noticed an extremely shiny, metallic-silver, cigar-shaped object traveling in an east to west direction very slowly over forests of Vilas County. "There was no contrail, no wings, no windows, no lights or anything of a discernable nature." The object seemed to reflect the bright sunlight off its surface. He then noticed a vertical band of light that started to appear in front of object, and traveled slowly to the back of the object every 15 seconds or so. "The object did not change speed or direction for two minutes and was the size of a small plane at about 1,000 feet." "I am truly blown away," the witness added. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 128, citing John & Jenny Hoppe of UFO Wisconsin.com).

2004 - Steve Walters of Australia UFO Research (NSW) received a report from Swati Sharma that at 9:32 p.m. he saw three disc-like objects rotating rapidly and moving forward with a great speed over Sharanpur, a small city in Uttar Pradesh, India. They were very high, and were a dim red in color. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 51, citing Steve Walters, uforesearch@ufor.asn.au and Swati Sharma, mast_libran2003@yahoo.co.in).

2005 - At around two o'clock in the morning six saucer-shaped objects flew over five campers in a national park near St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and one of the objects nearly landed. While they were camping in a National Park near St. Catharines, Ontario, they first noticed 6 saucer-like objects in the sky. It was roughly 2:00 a.m. and they were sitting around the campfire when one of the friends pointed out the objects. They all looked up and noticed the objects were flying in formation. The objects first moved west over their position; then they came to a complete stop, hovering in the air about 200 feet over their position in a clearing in the woods. At this point, the witnesses slowly backed into the forest and hid behind an old fallen log, so as to hide themselves. Next, one of the saucers began to decend from the formation. The saucer stopped dead and hovered about 3 meters from the ground, and two of the overhead saucers emitted a beam of light down on to the lower saucer. At that moment, the saucer that was 3 meters off the ground emitted four pulses of light into the ground. The light was blinding and caused the witnesses to look away. When they finally opened their eyes and re-focused, the 6 saucers were on their way east of their position. The saucers seemed to be speeding up and within seconds they were out of sight. The campers moved back to their campsite and immediately wrote down what they had all experienced. Three of the friends made it clear that they never wanted to speak of the event again, but two of them decided to share their experience and filed a report online with the National UFO Reporting Center. They reported that the experience lasted 10 minutes. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case #2005-054; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2005 archived webpage, report uploaded July 13, 2005).

2005 - Another brief landing with animal reactions occurred that same pre-dawn morning in Lucedale, Mississippi at around 4:30 a.m. The witness heard his puppy barking and walked outside to check on what was happening. He saw something "oddly shaped" in his neighbor's yard. Something flew over the road and as they were trying to realize what it was it vanished. Later, something odd was standing in a neighbor's yard, and their dogs seemed stunned by it. Furthermore, the cats "went beserk." The witness's wife and two neighbors also witnessed the strange event. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2005 archived webpage, reported July 28, 2005).

2009 - On this evening the witness was sleeping in his bedroom near Easton, Pennsylvania when he woke up to a humming sound. At first the sound was a straight hum, but then it was followed by short beeps. The pattern would be: hum-beep-beep-beep, hum-beep-beep-beep. He first thought it was his burglar alarm, so he got out of bed to check the control panel, only to find out that the noise was not coming from there. He next walked back to the bedroom and checked his iPod. He then sat on his bed and remembered thinking how bright the moon beam was coming through the window. As he turned to look out the window he saw a huge round light hovering in the sky, just outside his window. The light was so bright it was almost blinding. The beam of light was almost pure white light, extremely bright, and when he walked over to the window he was able to ascertain that the noise was definitely coming from it. He wasn’t startled or scared. After watching it a few minutes, he went back into bed. The noise stopped and the light went out. However, as he drifted off to sleep he heard a voice say, “We have been watching you. As a matter of fact we have pictures of the inside your body”. The next morning he was told there had been a UFO sighting in the same county. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2009 Humanoid Sighting Reports, citing http://mufoncms.com).

2011 - At 11:00 p.m. a brown triangle object with 6 "petals" moved slowly above the trees in Woodstock, Ontario, and then vanished. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2011 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2011-472, citing sightings.co).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 3 July 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; animal reactions: dogs, cats, and cows; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed UFOs; EM ignition interference effects; green ball of light; humming sounds; landings and near landings; luminous humanoids; multiyear reports from Ontario; nautical UFOs (UFOs seen entering or leaving water); orange UFOs; physiological effects (burns); rectangular UFOs; RF interference; spheres; unidentified submarine objects (USOs); very tall humanoids; humming, beeping or whistling sounds; UFOs changing colors.

© Donald A. Johnson