On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 6

1874 - In Oaxaca, Mexico a 130-meter long spiral-shaped "trumpet" and a 60-meter diameter bell hovered and floated in the sky for five minutes and then vanished. (Source: Charles Fort, Book of the Damned, p. 275).

1947 - There are 127 UFO reports for this day recorded in the UFOCAT database. Cities with multiple reports include St. Louis, Missouri: Birmingham, Alabama; Tucson, Arizona; Patterson, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois, Darlington, South Carolina; Boise, Idaho; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and Mount Vernon, Washington. For a map showing the distribution of these reports and hypothesized great circle routes with four or more reports, click here.

1947 - At five o'clock in the morning, Mr. McLean and his son were driving through Pocatello, Idaho at dawn when they saw a three-foot wide disc with a bulge in the middle land on a city street. It rose up, made some jerky movements, and then shot straight up. (Sources: Pocatello Tribune, July 7, 1947; Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer, July 8, 1947).

1947 - Mr. Bates, an airline passenger in a plane flying southeast of Boise, Idaho watched a disc flash by his window at one o'clock in the afternoon. It was heading toward the southwest. A stewardess quickly rushed over to look. That evening over Boise, silver discs whirled and changed directions several times in several minutes, as if searching for something. (Sources: Edward Sullivan, letters received by Civilian Saucer Intelligence, Los Angeles, April 5, 1952; Boise Idaho Daily Statesman, July 7, 1947).

1947 - Three airmen flying aboard an Army Air Force B-25 near Clay Center, Kansas saw a silvery circular object, 10-15 meters in diameter, at 1:45 p.m. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 37).

1947 - A Phillips Petroleum aircraft with two men on board, flying near the Kansas-Colorado border, reported that nine metallic, revolving objects came flying at their airplane this afternoon, one-by-one, for 15 minutes. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 9).

1947 - On this day Mr. Miller, a farmer in Logansport, Indiana heard a whining roar that drew his attention to a gray, spinning saucer-shaped object in the sky. It descended and hovered for several seconds. It then rose up into the clouds and was gone from view. (Source: Indianapolis News, July 1947).

1947 - At 4:00 p.m. in Savannah, Georgia a metallic ovoid object, then two more metallic ovoid craft flew in the direction of the ESE; descriptions of the UFO differed. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomena 1947-1967, p. 2).

1947 - Three shiny discs in a delta formation flew high and fast toward the north across Lake Ponchartrain, Louisiana at 5:10 p.m. They entered a cloud and were gone from sight. (Source: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 451).

1947 - At 5:15 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota a silver orb shot toward the southwest "faster than any plane." It flew at an estimated altitude of ten thousand feet. It had what appeared to be a road stuck through the center of the object. (Source: Sioux Falls (SD) Daily Argus-Leader, July 7, 1947).

1947 - At 5:30 p.m. a low flying shiny circular object, floated like dirigible near the ground over a wheat field in Emporia, Kansas. It veered slowly to pass over a hill and fly toward the southwest. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A preliminary report on the 1947 UFO sighting wave, p. 85).

1947 - At 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Stollmaier in Terrace Park, Ohio saw two "shiny silver plates" travel north to south at high rate of speed. They appeared to be gaining altitude as they flew. At the same time northwest of Richmond, Virginia twelve shiny metallic discs wavered and flipped across the sky, just below the clouds at an estimated altitude of 500 feet. At 7:00 p.m. a black disc flew across the sky in Portsmouth, Virginia. It flight was silent, "as if towed." (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer, July 7, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, cases 442 & 457).

1947 - At six o'clock in the evening in Norman, Oklahoma the University of Oklahoma Dean of Engineering and four others watched one, then two more UFOs shoot to the west at a very high speed. They were estimated to be flying at 20,000 feet altitude. A round object flew across the sky to the west "awfully fast" over Anadarko, Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m. That same evening a light colored 40-foot wide disc flew just below the clouds in Edgewood, Texas. It speed was judged to be faster than a plane, and it seemed to be gaining altitude as it flew toward the northwest. (Source: Daily Oklahoman, July 8, 1947; Dallas Morning News, July 7, 1947).

1947
- At 7:00 p.m. three families in West Hartford, Connecticut including a physician, saw a reddish brown disc move at great speed in a straight line flying toward the northwest. At about the same time in New Hampshire two large discs flew over the town of Londonderry, making a whistling noise. That same night a disc with a Maltese cross inscribed on it flew on a straight, northerly course over East Providence, Rhode Island. (Sources: Hartford Times, July 7, 1947; Manchester Union-Leader, July 7, 1947; Providence Journal, July 7, 1947).

1947 - At 7:00 p.m. a silver disc dipped down out of the sky and climbed back up again south of St. Joseph, Missouri. It then shot to the northeast very fast. (Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 468).

1947 - A 9:45 p.m. a military witness sighted up to eleven discs and some 40 nocturnal lights over Birmingham, Alabama. The discs whirled through the sky and flew off toward the west. Both the Air Force and the FBI investigated the case. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1978, p. 4).

1947 - Four luminous discs drifted to the west at the same altitude as the clouds at 10:30 p.m. over Woodlawn, Maryland. (Source: Baltimore News-Post, July 7, 1947).

1947 - A "rolling" luminous disc was seen flying south of Omaha, Nebraska at 11:45 p.m. (Source: Omaha World-Herald, July 7, 1947).

1951 - A UFO zigzagged over Lynchburg, Virginia at 8:25 a.m. (Source: Edward Sullivan, letters received by Civilian Saucer Intelligence, Los Angeles, March 2, 1952).

1952 - Amateur photographer Neff was making time exposures at Governors Island, New York. He didn't see a UFO at the time, but an unidentified object appeared on the film when developed. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1397).

1959 - At 12:50 a.m. a round oval-shaped UFO with a dark band encircling the object and four illuminated domed portholes under the dark band, was sighted by Orwin and Smith in Baniara, Papua New Guinea. That night at 8:40 p.m. a disc-shaped UFO did a loop over Dogura, Papua New Guinea. (Source: Norman E G Cruttwell, UFOs in the two worlds: FSR Special Edition no. 4, pp. 21, 35).

1960 - A moon-like object was sighted by eight scientists over Teli, Russia at a 45-degree elevation above the horizon. The UFO flew to the north moving at 1.5 degrees of arc per minute. (Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript, p. 79; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 185).

1965 - The commander and night crew of the Norwegian tanker "Jawesta" observed a lighted object flying out of the sea from Puerto La Cruz, Portugal. First Officer Toronin Lien first saw the large, blue, intense flame behind the ship moving at high speed. He called the captain and tracked the object with binoculars as its altitude reached about 300 meters. Its was cigar shaped, with a row of lighted portholes showing a clear yellow glow, and it left a bluish trail. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 651).

1965 - Mrs. E. R. Hayner saw a flashing light, like a satellite, at 9:30 p.m. in Kiel, Wisconsin.  It was seen for less than one minute. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 9474; Don Berliner, Blue Book UFO Unknowns).

1967 - A very bright, white, star-like object rose slowly over Stoney Cross in the New Forest, England at 2:15 a.m. It stopped, flew "half-way back", then made numerous high-speed loops and dives at fantastic speeds. It then disappeared in a cloudy mist. (Source: NICAP investigation files).

1968 - At 1:17 a.m. a married couple in La Habra, California noticed a hovering cigar-shaped object with two circular objects beneath it. These two lights rose and merged into the larger object, which then took off. The couple noted that their dog was agitated during the sighting. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 73).

1969 - An extremely bright blue-green, metallic disc was observed over the local radio transmitter in Goiania, Brazil at 5 o'clock in the morning. It flew away toward the south, flying in zigzags and moving up and down in the sky. (Source: Dr. Walter Buhler, Brazilian cases in 1968 and 1969-part 6, FSR Case Histories no. 7, October 1971, p. 16, citing Cinco de Marco, July 16, 1969).

1971 -- Two witnesses with binoculars in Ouhans, France heard a dull roaring sound at 2:30 a.m., and then saw a bell-shaped object jumping about in the sky like a moth. It shot away toward the northeast. (Source: UFO Nachrichten, October 1971).

1972 - A light over Cheox, Belgium at first appeared to be behaving like a satellite, traveling from the north-northwest to the south-southeast. It stopped in place for 15 seconds and suddenly shot off in the same south-southeasterly direction. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9577).

1973 - A 51-year-old married couple in Fonda, Iowa sighted a bright yellow light in the southwestern sky. It moved slowly toward the west-northwest, changing colors from yellow to red to blue. It seemed to be round in shape. (Source: Fort Dodge (IA) Messenger, July 9, 1973).

1974 - In Madison County, Nebraska a cattle mutilation was discovered here. A Bigfoot report occurred on the previous day in Burt County, three counties to the east. (Source: Fate, November 1974, p. 14).

1975 - A mutilated cow was found dropped over the entrance to NORAD Headquarters located under Cheyenne Mountain, outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. All reproductive organs were removed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Messengers of Deception, p. 192).

1975 - At five o'clock in the afternoon in Mount Pleasant, Ontario a shiny metallic domed disc was seen in a tobacco field. A thirty-foot diameter area of plants was flattened, the tobacco plants were wilted and burned, and an oily residue was found. At the same time a daylight disc made a turn and entered the base of a thunderhead cloud, thirty miles north-northwest of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1975; Canadian UFO Report, Summer 1976, p. 1; Center for UFO Studies, on-site investigation, report dated September 13, 1975; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 122 & 264).

1977, Steynsburg, South Africa - At 5:50 p.m. a spherical light--larger than the apparent size of Venus--moved, hovered for two minutes, and then shot away. (Source: Awareness, April 1979, p. 4).

1978 - An "apportation" (an translocation in time or space) allegedly occurred near Mendoza, Argentina on this date in 1978. Francisco Nunez, age 66, and his son of the same name, age 24, both mechanics, were driving south of the city in their 1930 Chevy pickup when their vehicle was lifted from road. They experienced a total change in their environment and scenery and found themselves speeding through a city with tall buildings on a five-lane highway. The sky, which had been clear and starry, was now red.

They were nearly blinded by a brilliant red light and felt very cold. The vehicle's engine and the car stereo stopped running, and they noticed that all sounds had ceased. Finally their car "landed" back on the highway near Lujan de Cuyo, about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) beyond the point where the incident had begun. Their pickup's engine restarted and they drove home. Both men felt a compulsive need to wash the car and take a bath. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 14, translating Cronica, August 30 & 31, 1978; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 554).

1980 - At 2:30 a.m. in Bear River, Nova Scotia a silent, fifteen-meter diameter round object hovered only 500 feet away. A dog hid in fear. A six-meter long indentation was discovered on the ground. (Source: Don Ledger, Maritime UFO Files, p. 134).

1986 - A nurse in Sonoma, California reported that a white glowing disc followed her car through several turns at 5:15 a.m. It flew away in the direction of Napa. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case 1177).

1992 - A 15-year-old girl in Taber, Alberta saw a large black disc outside her bedroom window at 3:20 a.m. She hid in the house. Circular traces were discovered were found in a field outside. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1994).

1994 - At 11:40 p.m. in Llanelli, Wales, UK a disc changed shape and color from a cigar to a delta over a 20-minute period. It had lights on its edge. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1994).

1999 - A triangular object was seen with a faint red light in each of its three corners in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. It flew overhead at 10:50 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 1999 web page).

2002 - A dark domed craft a with ramp hovered silently over a Canadian army base near Edmonton, Alberta at 1:30 a.m. (Source: 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 252).

2002 - At 11:45 pm. several lights "put on a show" over a mountain in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Animal reaction: scared dog. (Source: 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 251).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: Animal reactions, cattle mutilations, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, landings, landing traces, luminous UFOs, procession of objects, silvery metallic UFOs, translocation in time and/or space, UFOs flying loops, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers, roaring, whining and whistling sounds.

© Donald A. Johnson