On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 7

1946 - A cigar-shaped object flew over Gavle, Sweden from the east to the west at 28,000 feet altitude at 7:45 p.m. and was seen by several townspeople. It had a clearly distinguishable outline, and a very bright light at the rear. (Source: Loren E. Gross, Mystery of the Ghost Rockets, p. 10).

1947 - The radio announcer at Mexican radio station XEFI, a man named Duran, reported the he had sighted five disc-shaped objects over Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and that two had been sighted over Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 86, citing Panama City Star, July 8, 1947).

1947 - At three o'clock in the afternoon in Amfreville-la-Mi-Voie, Seine-Maritime department, France a small disc-shaped UFO landed on the banks of the Seine River. Two short humanoids, about three feet tall, got out and shortly later reboarded the craft. The UFO lifted off silently, and flew off to the southeast.  (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1000, citing Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 50).

1947 - At 10:35 a.m. in San Carlos, San Mateo County, California 30 round silvery objects circled over one spot for two minutes at 2,000 feet altitude. (Sources: Sacramento Bee, July 7, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 595).

1947 - During the afternoon in Tacoma, Washington three male witnesses reported that a disc-shaped object landed on their neighbor's roof. Several "little people" emerged, but disappeared when reporters approached. (Sources: Tacoma News Tribune, July 8, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 547).

1947 - On this afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. William Rhodes was working in his backyard in Phoenix, Arizona when he heard a whooshing sound and saw an unusual looking, gray flying craft in the sky. He grabbed his camera and took two photographs. The flying object was twenty to thirty feet long, crescent-shaped, and flying at an estimated 1,000 feet altitude. It circled in the east for about 30 seconds. The photograph quality was sharp and clear, although the reproduction below is from the newspaper that first published it and suffers from deterioration in quality due to age and print technique. (Sources: Arizona Republic, July 9, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 632; Edward U. Condon (editor), Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 508; APRO Bulletin, December 1977, p. 8; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1978, p. 4; Kevin D. Randle & Russ Estes, Spaceships of the Visitors, p. 95)

The Rhodes UFO Photograph, Phoenix, Arizona, 1947

1954 - A miner in Garson, Canada saw a landed object and a giant man with strange, burning eyes. He fainted. When he regained consciousness, the object and entity had vanished. This case was investigated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. (Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 184).

1961 - In Copemish, Michigan at 11 p.m. waitress Nannette Hilley saw a large flying ball of light slow down and split into four parts after 45 minutes. The four lights flew in close formation, descended and flew away toward the west. The sighting lasted a total of one hour. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

Copemish, Michigan - 1961

Sketch of Copemish, Michigan UFO

1967 - At 3:00 a.m. an intense light coming from their patio had awakened the daughter of the Count de Ribas on the Mediterranean island of Palma de Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. From her window she saw two small figures apparently speaking to each other. They had very large heads, possibly due to the presence of helmets, and huge eyes. The witness tried turning on the lights but they did not work. She then went to get candles and when she returned both beings and the light had vanished. Two small marks on the outside of the wall were found that could only be removed by scraping the wall; after it had been painted, the marks reappeared. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Humanoid Sighting Reports, case 1967-56, citing Antonio Ribera).

1967 - At 11:30 p.m. Antonio Brambila and another man in Milan, Italy saw a glow coming from a domed disc-shaped UFO, 6.5 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high. The UFO had four telescopic legs, which emitted a strange vibration. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 853, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 91).

1971 - At 6 p.m. in San Juan De Los Morros, Venezuela Dr. G. A. De La Motta and Dr. A. Arocha watched as two men clad in black suits with red ties and black berets got out of a car 500 yards from their house. The men proceeded to put on orange belts. A circular, bell-shaped shining object descended from the sky to within two feet of the ground. It was about 90 feet in diameter, and it changed rapidly in color from orange to blue to white. It put down a small staircase and the two men entered the object. It then took off and vanished into the sky "at an impressive speed." (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-20, case 1971-20; citing FSR Case Histories # 10).

1977, Zhang Po, China - Three thousand residents of Zhang Po, China saw two huge, orange-colored UFOs descend from the sky during the showing of an outdoor movie. Eyewitnesses heard a humming sound and felt heat emanating from the objects, which maneuvered just above the crowd. The UFOs generated a panic and stampede in which two children were trampled to death and dozens of other bystanders were injured. (Source: Anthony Lee, FSR, March 1983, p. 24).

1982 - A silent, bladeless helicopter-shaped UFO glowed as it hovered over a railway yard in Highclere, Tasmania, Australia at 7:30 p.m., causing the witness's car engine to malfunction. The close encounter lasted four minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14416, citing MUFON UFO Journal, February 1983).

1989 - At 7:00 p.m. a spherical object with a square  or diamond-shaped ring was videotaped in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan by a Mr. & Mrs. Hamazaki. The image is similar in appearance to the  Lindstrom photographs from Maui, Hawaii taken on January 2, 1975.

1991 - A photograph of a glowing red UFO with lights was taken by a Puebla State judicial police officer on this evening, after they were called out on a call from residents of Atlixco, Mexico because of the presence of an unknown flying object in the area. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, 1991 Chronology, www. nicap.org, case # 1991-024).

1994 - At 11:30 p.m. an amateur astronomer who is also a pilot witnessed a disc-shaped object with a blue strobe light over Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The UFO made 90-degree and 60 degree turns and other fast maneuvers, then shot away to the west. (Source: Frank Ducks, Canadian UFO Survey 1994, case # 75; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16440).

1999 - A camper in the desert south of McGrath Creek, Northern Territories, Australia saw a silent dark ovoid object in the sky at around five o'clock in the morning, whose presence blocked the light from the stars in the predawn sky, while a nocturnal light also maneuvered about in the sky. Both UFOs then vanished. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18100).

1999 - At midnight two UFOs were seen over the beach on Isla Bela, Sao Paulo State, Brazil by three witnesses. They were described as flat cigar-shaped objects, 20 meters in length, and were a metallic yellow color. They came in from over the ocean at 20-30 meters altitude, then hovered over beach, emitting a soft sound, and suddenly shot away. (Sources: Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, www.ufoinfo.com; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18099, citing a newspaper clipping).

1999 - At 11:39 p.m. a metallic ovoid object was seen flying toward the south with its narrow end forward over Peru, Indiana 20 miiles south of Grissom Air Force Base. It was shiny metallic in tone. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1999 archived webpage).

2000 - A football field sized object with lights was sighted by an air safety officer and 24 other witnesses in Normanton, Queensland, Australia at 11:45 p.m. It travelled over the area making no noise, and left behind a trail. (Source: Sheryl Gottschall, UFO Research Queensland website).

2000 - A gray object hovered over a house in Covina, California at 9:30 p.m. The observers became surrounded by a beam of light while a blue shape remained in the sky. At the same time in nearby Pacific Palisades, California a white glow was reportedly seen in a large plume of clouds. This white glow changed to blue, and then green. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2000 archived webpage).

2000 - At 9:21 p.m. in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada a luminous oval or disc-shaped object shone a bright white light beam down toward the ground. It radiated a fog from around its periphery. Its light snapped off, and the UFO vanished, and the canyon filled with a greenish-blue fog that lasted for ten minutes. A helicopter flew over the area later that same night. There was also another report of a white object shining through a green haze in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:30 p.m., and at 10:10 p.m a witness in Winnemucca, Nevada reported that a beam of light came from a bright circular object, which left a green residue in the sky. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2000, p. 32, citing CAUS; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2000 archived webpage).

2001 - In Battle Creek, Michigan a spinning diamond-shaped object made a whizzing noise as it flew over at a high velocity at 1:08 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2001 archived webpage, report uploaded on August 5, 2001).

2001 - At 10:15 p.m. in Missoula, Montana a set of flashing mulitcolored lights was seen on a hilltop. They dip behind hill and reappear as rectangular strobing craft. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2001 archived webpage, report uploaded on August 5, 2001).

2002 - A disc-shaped UFO appeared on a digital photo of some scenery taken at 11:45 a.m. on Cabin Lake Road, northeast of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The photo is evaluated as not a hoax. (Source: Jasek Martin, UFOBC; Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2002, case # 352, citing UFOBC).

2004 - A huge blue triangular craft was seen hovering over a nuclear plant in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada at 3:30 a.m. It zoomed away, but the witness was unable to account for 90 minutes of missing time. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2004, case # 446, citing HBCCUFO).

2005 - A cigar-shaped object with a reddish-orange glow underneath was sighted flying over Lexington, Kentucky at 11:00 p.m. It moved sideways, rather than with its pointed end forward, from the southwest to the northeast. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2005 archived webpage, report uploaded on September 2, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 1 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, human-looking UFOnauts dressed in black suits and black berets, humming sound, loss of consciousness, orange UFOs, panic resulting in injury and death, sensation of heat, short humanoids, UFOs splitting into parts, very large humanoid.