On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 9

1946 - At 2:30 p.m. a UFO that looked like a silvery thermos bottle flew over Jarna, Sweden. There were six more reports of cigar-shaped objects and eleven reports of fireballs rocketing over Sweden at about this time. To view a map of reports where the geographical coordinates are known, click here. (Source: AFU Sweden).

1946 - At 3:35 p.m. a fast, bright red, cigar-shaped 'rocket' cast shadows as it flew over Turku, Finland from south to north. (Source: Loren E. Gross, Mystery of the Ghost Rockets, p. 7)

1947 - There are 24 UFO reports recorded for this date in the UFOCAT database, all from North America. To view a map showing the distribution of these reports, click here. Below are five of the more interesting reports:

1947 - At 5:40 a.m. a farmer out plowing his fields in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada saw five disc-shaped objects criss-cross the sky three times in different formations. The objects were silent and had no lights. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  1094; Loren E. Gross, UFOs, A History. 1947, p. 44).

1947 - Two small saucers were seen over Albuquerque, New Mexico on this day. One hovered, the other shot up and than both shot away toward the south. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 27).

1947 - At 5:30 a.m. a shiny gray disc whizzed through the sky over Springfield, Illinois. Its estimated speed was 500 mph moving in a southerly direction. It dipped below the tree line and came back up again. (Source: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 788).

1947 - At 12:15 p.m. a huge flat black disc over Boise, Idaho executed a series of staircase maneuvers for 45 seconds. Motion picture filming was attempted, but resulted in poor quality images. (Sources: Boise Idaho Daily Statesman, July 10, 1947, UNICAT, case # 721, Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 794).

Boise, Idaho UFO with Staircase Maneuvers - 1947

Sketch of Boise, ID UFO from 1947 with Staircase Maneuvers

1947 - At eight o'clock in the evening a one-meter diameter disc flew over Llano, Texas heading toward the southwest. It appeared to be spinning, and it possibly landed remotely. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 98, citing Austin American).

1951 - At 1:40 p.m. a white, disc-shaped UFO, spinning clockwise, confronted an F-51 over Dearing, Georgia with head-on passes several times. Pilot Kinmon said he felt the air disturbance as the UFO barrel-rolled around the airplane for 10 minutes. (Source: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 239).

1952 - At 12:45 p.m. a luminous white airfoil without a trailing edge glided through the sky over Colorado Springs, Colorado for 12 minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1405).

1952 - A large silver disc hovered over a tire factory in Miami, Oklahoma at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. It had a halo of smoke around its rim. It descended to a low, nearby spot, then rose up and shot away toward the south. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2300).

1952 - An aluminum colored disc maneuvered with flips and up-and-down motion over Kutztown, Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m. Observers took three poor-quality photographs of the object. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1409).

1953 - A disc swooped down over the Sheppard AFB hospital building in Texas. It was glowing and moved very fast. It headed off toward the south. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, investigation report dated July 12, 1953).

1955 - A perfectly round, gray-white disc paced a pleasure boat for six minutes nine miles west of Newport Beach, California at 1:32 p.m. It was surrounded by a "haze of fumes." It suddenly rose upward in a zigzag motion and flew into a cloudbank. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Morris Jessup, The UFO Annual, p. 225).

1959 - An interesting parapsychological experiment closely tied to the UFO phenomenon was conducted on this day in Washington, DC by the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Naval Intelligence. It was held at an office in a government building at the corner of 5th and K Streets (quadrant of the city not given). According to Lt. Colonel Robert Friend, the officer in charge of Project Blue Book at the time and who was present at the session, telepathic communication was attempted through a psychic channeler who was also a military officer.

Colonel Friend was invited to attend a meeting with this officer, and was given the following background information. A Canadian woman, Mrs. Swan, had come to their attention through the Canadian government. The Canadians had conducted an extensive investigation into Mrs. Swan's claims of contact with the aliens. With two Naval Intelligence officers present, she went into a trance and they asked her scientific and technical questions to which a woman of her education could not possibly know the answers. Yet as questions were put to her, she was able to answer quickly and easily, apparently with telepathic help from purported extraterrestrials. According to the report, the aliens represented an organization called the "Universal Association of Planets," and this group had a project monitoring Earth. The investigation took an unexpected turn when the woman informed one of the Naval officers that "they" were willing to answer questions directly through him, a Navy commander and intelligence officer--with no prior experience in telepathic communications. He took over, attempting to write down the answers to questions put to him by his associate Naval officer.

The word traveled back quickly to Washington officials and a very skeptical CIA. Nevertheless, there was no strong reason to totally disbelieve the report of this respected Navy commander and his partner.

A meeting was arranged to be held in the security portion of a Washington government building. When trance state contact was achieved, several questions were put to him, and answers came back quickly. "Do you favor any government group or race?" and "Would there be a third world war?" Both were answered "No." The officials present then asked to see a spaceship. The commander, still in a trance, told the group to look out the window and they would have proof. They did promptly and a dark saucer-shaped object was seen hovering in the sky "at approximately 1400 hours."

They hurriedly made calls to the Washington radar center to confirm the presence of the object. They were told by the radar operators that they were experiencing a strange type of technical difficulty with their equipment, and radar was blocked for that quadrant of the sky over Washington. During the question and answer exchange the answer to one question indicated that the UFOs acknowledged difficulty in slipping through our radar net undetected. A number of other questions were put to the psychic, including whether Catholics were the chosen people. They were told that they were not. A follow-up contact session was attempted that same day with only limited success. It was indicated by the few answers that the Commander received that "this was not the right time" [emphasis added]. (Sources: Don Elkins, Secrets of the UFOs, p. 34; Robert Emenegger, UFO's, Past, Present and Future, pp. 55-62).

1962 - A clear photograph of a gray cloud with three lights was taken at 11:10 p.m. by Dr. Taylor, an atmospheric scientist at the Cape Hallet Station in Antarctica. The cloud and lights moved toward the northeast at a low altitude. Other sightings of UFOs occurred that night at both the Chilean and Argentine Bases on the Palmer Archipelago in Antarctica. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 234; Brad Steiger, Strangers from the Skies, p. 39).

1965 - Miss Zielonka, age 30, witnessed a three-meter long metallic object take off from the ground in Moyeuvre, Moselle, France at 12:30 in the afternoon. The object flew south toward Metz. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 652, citing the Paris Journal, July 12, 1965; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 257).

1965 - At 3:00 p.m. at Santa Maria Island Airport on the Azores, airport clocks stopped and compasses spun wildly when a white cylindrical UFO flew over, flying toward the northeast against the wind. Later in the evening at 9:10 p.m. EDT, six witnesses saw a white nocturnal light that maneuvered in the sky over the Beckford Power Plant north of Cincinnati, Ohio. (Sources: (1) BUFORA Journal, September-October 1965, p. 18; (2) APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966).

1967 - At 10:25 p.m. two boys shone a spotlight on a red and white UFO "fluttering across" the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It approached them with a sideways motion and beamed a white light at them. Making a humming sound, it backed up and disappeared. (Source: NICAP case investigation files, report dated July 12, 1967).

1968 - At 11:30 p.m. two girls met a "man from another world" who tried to talk to them in La Plata, Argentina. He was six feet tall, had red hair and blue eyes, and wore a one-piece coverall uniform and a green visor that emitted flashes of light. The girls fled inside their house. Marks of four fingers were found on the door to their house. (Sources: FSR, January-February 1970, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0948).

1968 - Three hours after the Argentine humanoid contact, at 9:35 p.m. PDT in Long Beach, California a diamond-shaped, grayish-white hazy mass was seen hovering under the full moon in the southeastern sky. At 10:05 p.m. it moved 55 degrees in a horizontal line due west. Ten minutes later it moved back to the first spot it had occupied. Five oval-shaped objects with clear edges maneuvered around it. (Source: Ann Druffel, Proceedings of the Center for UFO Studies Conference: 1976, p. 65).

1970 - At 11:10 p.m. in Evillers, France a sphere, the apparent size of the full Moon, was observed hovering below a black cloud. It had a crescent-shaped object above it. The presence of the UFOs was accompanied by a power outage in the area. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1972).

1971 - At 7:30 p.m. several people on the Williams farm in Marrawah, Tasmania, Australia viewed a 16-foot wide, white glowing object low over some pastures for ten minutes. It changed colors. (Source: FSR Case Histories, October 1971, p. 14).

1973 - Senora Mabel Gorchs de Veron was crossing the central Plaza Colon at 6:30 p.m. in Mar del Plata, Argentina when she observed a bright green light that made her look up. One hundred meters above here was a circular object about 10 meters (33 feet) in diameter, emitting a blue glow. It had a dome on the upper past and a row of small windows around it, through which a dim light came from the inside. There were some "strange figures" looking out from these windows. The domed craft remained motionless for several seconds until a commercial aircraft flew by. The UFO followed it for a few moments before flying out over the sea. A newspaperman and a group of office employees of the Argentine National Airline also observed the UFO. Later that evening, at 7:15 p.m. Sr. Nahuel Villegas succeeded in seeing some shadows moving around inside the same or similar object while looking through his telescope at 200x magnification. The object was at a higher altitude, and remained in the sky for four hours, during which it was seen by hundreds of witnesses. (Sources: Fenomenologia, no. 21, citing personal communication from Sr. Daniel Veron; La Nacion, July 11, 1973; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-75 (A1593), citing Banchs and Veron).

1974 - At one o'clock in the morning an ellipse-shaped UFO with rows of lights along the side approached a police car on a road near Kingston, New York. It responded to the police spotlight by beaming a bright light into the car. It then sped away. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files).

1974 - A huge bullet-shaped object hovered over the port of East London, South Africa at 11:50 p.m. It had portholes along the sides of the craft. Electrical power fluctuated in the area at the time of the incident. At about the same time or approximately twenty minutes earlier, at 10:30 p.m. European Time, a dark disc blocked out the stars over Le Luc, France. It had very bright beams of light that were directed onto trees and a hill. It flew silently toward the south. (Sources: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, January 1990; Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1977).

1977 - A dull silver saucer-shaped UFO hovered off to the left side of a road in Flat Rock, Michigan at 2:30 a.m. It was only about 200 feet above and the ground and 150 feet from the road. It had many red and green lights around its rim, and a beam of light illuminated the ground for two minutes. The object floated away over the treetops moving toward the southwest. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files).

1978 - An object descended from the sky to within a few kilometers of the witness in General Alvear, Argentina. It moved away at a very low altitude. (Source: Stendek, December 1978, p. 13).

1978 - Two young men were walking along the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Butler, Ohio when they heard a noise from the bushes ahead. The youths saw a huge seven foot tall figure with large red glowing eyes. One of the witnesses panicked and ran home, the second remained transfixed by the creature and was unable to move. The being was apparently beckoning to the young man to approach. The entity was described as having a huge round head, large red eyes and was making an unusual growling noise. The witness was finally able to flee the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 1829, citing Ron Schaffner, UFO Ohio Yearbook 1979).

1981 - First there was a whistling sound, and then a white sphere descended over a garden in Villemoirieu, Isere department, France at 12:50 a.m. The object shot off to the south-southwest very fast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 216). 

1993 - A domed disc-shaped object, looking like a Mexican sombrero with light all the way around its rim, was seen by several witnesses in Bishopstone, England at 7:00 p.m. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1994).

1995 - At least a dozen witnesses saw a huge triangle-shaped object and four discs at low altitude in Gravois Mills, Missouri at 11:45 p.m. Bizarre looking humanoid figures were also seen on the ground. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17304, citing Actaeon Advisor).

1996 - A triangular-shaped UFO landed in a field in Chillan, Chile. It left three circular indentations in the ground 1.7 meters apart and 10 cm across. That same day, while visiting the "Julia Set" crop formation opposite the Stonehenge megaliths in England, two friends of author Lucy Pringle became ill with nausea, fatigue, and memory problems. The symptoms persisted for three days following the visit. (Sources: Phenomena, issue no. 33; Lucy Pringle, Crop Circles: The greatest mystery of modern times, p. 37).

1999 - An unidentified flying object was seen over some trees in Mentor, Ohio at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The object was spinning and changing colors, and split into two spheres. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 1999 web page).

2002 - At 12:15 a.m. a strange noise coming from a hovering, triangular light bothered the dogs in the neighborhood in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2002 web page).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: Cigar-shaped, bullet-shaped and cylindrical UFOs; UFO departure toward the south; disc-shaped UFOs; small UFOs; EM effects on clocks, compasses, and electric power; fog, smoke or haze surrounding UFOs; governmental telepathic contact with aliens; humanoids of normal human stature; light beams (especially in response to light signals from witnesses); multi-year reports from the same region of Argentina; photographs; triangular UFOs; vertical motion; very tall humanoid with red glowing eyes; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson