On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 11

1948 - Burlington, Vermont -- A fresh wave of UFO reports started Sunday, July 11, 1948 when Robert H. Streeten of West Bolton, Vermont notified authorities that he had sighted a "flying saucer" at 4:40 p.m. Three hours later Mrs. Ralph Holmes, wife of a University of Vermont physics professor, said she observed a fiery object whizzing through the sky. Miss Alice Giroux, a University of Vermont coed, and Miss Irene Audette of Hartford, Connecticut, a visiting skier, both reported seeing a flying saucer. One Vermonter, Dr. C. H. Vaughn of Burlington, said he saw a bluish-white flying saucer land in Massachusetts between Concord and Lexington. He was driving his car when he saw the object. Altogether, 20 people reported sighting flying saucers--round ones, square ones, and a few with handsome flue tails--in Chittenden and Franklin Counties. (Source: Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch, July 14, 1948.)

1961 - In Springfield, Ohio at 7:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Scott and their neighbors sighted a round, bright light like shiny aluminum pass overhead. Their sighting lasted 20 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1966 - At 7:45 p.m. Carl Wood and Charles Hawthorne of Union, Pennsylvania observed a large, 100-foot wide bright red object with small windows and yellow lights. The UFO emitted a humming sound, seemingly from the outside, and a grinding noise that seemed to come from inside the craft. They watched it for an hour. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1967 - On this evening in Santa Clara del Mar, Argentina two persons saw a cigar-shaped object on the ground, 400 meters away from the road. It took off, rising rapidly. It had window-like openings emitting a bright light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 854).

1970 - Three women were driving near the airport in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada at around 9 p.m. when they sighted a white smokey cloud above the roadway. Inside of it a thin, human-like figure could be seen. As the car drove through the cloud it vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1978 - Two young boys were playing in a tree in an empty field near the Can Fita farm in Can Cifre, Ibiza, Spain when they heard a loud noise coming from the nearby woods. Thinking it could be some kind of animal, they climbed down the tree and were confronted by a strange robot-like being. The humanoid had a bright metallic body that reflected the sunlight, two antenna-like projections from the top of its head, and large slit like eyes and mouth. To their horror it began moving towards them using incredibly long jumps. Both boys ran towards a nearby barbwire fence, but were astonished to see another bizarre figure standing just in front of some nearby trees. They describe the second figure as a man over two meters tall, bearded and with long black hair and wearing a long white cape that was flowing in the wind. Their fear increased when they realized both figures had apparently come from a huge landed UFO that was partially hidden behind some nearby electrical pylons. As they ran to town they were chased by a bright blue light most of the way. Strange tracks were later found at the site of the encounter. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Iker Jimenez, Encuentros: La Historia de Los OVNI en España).

1978 - A 44-year-old woman was watching television in Alto Da Mooca, Sao Paolo, Brazil as her 3 sons slept in their room. At around eleven o'clock her small dog began acting strangely by running around in circles, then running from the kitchen and to the door that led outside, apparently trying to get out. She walked towards the door and heard a loud "mechanical" sound. When she opened the door she was confronted by two short humanoids who hovered just above the ground. Both humanoids stood side by side. Behind the humanoids was an oval-shaped craft that had landed on three metallic leg. One being approached the now paralyzed witness, making gestures as if to calm her down, while the other humanoid floated around outside as if searching for something. The only movement she was able to make was to raise her arms to her chest. She could not utter a word.

The humanoid closest to her caressed her head while the other floated towards the UFO, situated in the middle of her yard. The being standing next to her then floated to a door in the UFO and removed from his belt an aluminum container. The container illuminated the yard in a bizarre yellow "coherent" light that appeared solid. The beam of light would enlarge, then decrease in size intermittently. The beam of light was directed towards the kitchen area, the yard and into the landed UFO. The humanoid aiming the beam of light then preceded to take a small cylinder from his belt which emitted a cloud of smoke, enveloping both humanoids. A few seconds later both beings boarded the object, but before entering they beckoned for her to come with them. When they got no response they waved at her and entered the object. Soon a plume of smoke emerged from the bottom and the object began to ascend. Two bright yellow lights became visible and the craft flew off into the distance. Before it left she thought she saw another figure through a porthole in the object.

Moments later the witness was again able to move. She ran to notify her family who said she appeared cold and very pale. She described the humanoids as 1.25 meters in height, wearing round silver metallic helmets on their heads. In the front of the helmet was a blue dimly lit area. Their faces inside the helmets appeared yellowish, and their eyes were round and dark, and lacked irises or eyelids. They had small flat noses and seemed to lack ears or mouths. Where the mouth should have been was a round metallic plate. Their one-piece suits were light gray in color and both had belts with numerous gadgets. Their bodies were very thin, and their heads were disproportionately large. One of the humanoids was somewhat heavier and appeared to be a female; this one had a metallic disc-shaped emblem or plate on the chest, about 15 cm in diameter with a small white light in the middle. The other humanoid's uniform lacked one. The object was metallic and oval in shape with several oval-shaped portholes. It had antennae and a multicolored sphere of light on the top. During the encounter there was a total lack of sound. There was also a strong smell resembling ammonia and she felt extremely cold. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Revista Brasileira OVNI, UFO News Brazil).

1998 - Sometime after midnight a woman in an unspecified location in Puerto Rico heard a masculine voice that woke her up. She then began to float towards the ceiling. A tall human looking figure with black hair (previously encountered) accompanied her, holding her by the hand. Somehow they went up through the ceiling and she saw something resembling a "cloud" floating overhead. They entered this "cloud" and she found herself in a large room with windows and bench-like seats all around it. The room was dull silver in color and there wasn't anyone else present. The man then escorted her into a semi-dark room and told her to wait there. The room suddenly became hot and then cold in a matter of seconds. He then returned and they left the room together. She was able to look out a window and saw a view of snow covered mountains. She also saw an ocean that had something like a waterspout in the middle of it. She was then taken to a wall and a previously undetectable door appeared, she west through the door and found herself in another metallic room with a metallic "table" floating in mid-air. In the room where three short grey beings wearing white coveralls with a red star insignia on their chests. Another tall human was present; he wore a tight-fitting light blue metallic coverall with a silver belt. The belt had a buckle with what appeared to be a glistening quartz crystal. The human wore gloves, but his shoes were part of his one-piece metallic uniform. Only his face was visible. She remembered encountering the man before. He told her that they were going to remove a cyst from her body, and promised not to leave any scars. She then apparently fell asleep and woke up later on her bed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Lucy Guzman).

2000 - Two taxi drivers, Walter Ortega and Luis Rodolfo Aguero were working the late shift at their station in Banda de Varela, Argentina. Around 3:30 a.m. Luis was sleeping when Walter went outside when he heard some noises. Armed with a metal bar, he searched around in the darkness. Suddenly, an unseen forced picked him up and threw him backwards about two meters, and he landed on the ground. At the same time he noticed a figure dressed in what looked like a long dark coat sitting on a nearby fence. He described the figure as short in stature, wearing a large black hat, with its face hidden in shadow. Terrified, he ran to wake up his partner and called the police, who searched the area but found nothing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing Pablo Villarrubia, Ano Cero).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; blue-white UFOs; cigar-shaped UFO; coherent light beam; disc-shaped UFOs; exam table; fog, mist or smoke; Grey humanoids, human-looking UFOnauts; humming sound; insignias; levitations; oval-shaped UFO, paralysis; red UFOs; robot; short humanoids; tripod landing gear, very tall humanoid.