On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 13

1860 - In Wilmington, Delaware at 9:45 p.m. a pale blue light illuminated a 200-foot long cloud-like object in the sky that moved slowly and silently through the sky. At regular distances behind the cloud followed three "very red and glowing balls." (Source: Gordon I.R. Lore, Jr. and Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 65).

1947 - At 9:30 p.m. four or five bright white, one-meter wide discs flew over New Cumberland, West Virginia one after the other at 15-minute intervals. They flew away to the south. At 10:30 in Topeka, Kansas a disc-shaped object flew in from the northwest, stopped in midair, and circled. Two more discs, one each from the southwest and southeast fly in and join the first one. All three fly away silently toward the west. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases 1163 & 1164).

1950 - USAF weather reconnaissance sighted four groups of round, metallic silvery objects flying over Fort Peck, Montana at 11:51 a.m. (Source: Project Blue Book, July 1950 report).

1950 - At 1:45 p.m. a CAA flight engineer, flying over Cincinnati, Ohio sighted a metallic cigar-shaped UFO maneuvering silently in the sky. It ascended to 17,000 feet and stopped in midair, hovering in place for ten seconds. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1766).

1950 - Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. At 5:00 p.m. two skilled Arsenal employees, witnessed a bowtie-shaped object flying in the sky, appearing like it was made of polished aluminum. It flew straight and level, then one triangle rotated one-quarter of a turn in the opposite direction and returned to its original position. The object then made a ninety-degree turn and accelerated away after at least 30 seconds. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 758; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1952 - A National Airlines flight flying some sixty miles southwest of Washington, D.C. over Virginia reported that a bluish-white light approached their plane, hovered, and then moved away. The UFO was tracked on radar by Washington National radar operators. (Source: Project Blue Book).

1959 - Walking to her cow shed on her farm in Blenheim, New Zealand at 5:40 a.m. Mrs. Frederick Moreland saw a round object with two intense green lights come down out of the clouds and hover at rooftop level. Around its rim were two counter-rotating rows of jets giving off orange flames and heat. A transparent glass-like cowling covered the top, and through this she could see two men wearing diver's helmets. One of them stood up and leaned forward. Both wore tight-fitting silvery suits. As it departed the UFO made a high-pitched whining noise, and left behind an odor "like pepper." (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1959-11, citing Harold Fulton, APRO Bulletin, September 1959; SATCU, Xenolog, November 1975, p. 13; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 491).

Blenheim, New Zealand Close Encounter - 1959

1959 - At midnight in Suchs, Spain a Mr. Domingo watched a 80 cm sphere hover only 15 meters above the ground. It illuminated the countryside "like daylight." The witness panicked and ran when he heard the sound of an explosion. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos).

1966 - Camillo Faieta, age 35, a lineman for the local utility company, was on duty at 2:20 a.m. when a brilliant light dazzled him. He determined that the light came from an object on a small island in the Emissario Canal near Pontedera, Italy. Two little men were seen briefly on the ground before the object took off. There were four other witnesses to the sighting in addition to Sr. Faieta. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 86; Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1967; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 333).

1969 - A disc was sighted over a farm south of Garrison, Iowa shortly after 10 p.m. A 40-foot wide circle of burnt soybean plants was found in a field on the farm. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1969, p. 1).

1972 - A dead dog was found with all of its hair missing in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Forty feet away from the carcass was a six-foot wide circle of swirled grass. (Source: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case #529).

1990 - Manchester, New Hampshire. At 7:00 p.m. a teenage girl saw a brilliant light from her bedroom window rise from and hover over a swamp across the road and a few hundred feet away. She realized that this was the forward light of a tapered cylindrical object. It rotated to reveal its length. There were square lights or windows equally spaced along the midsection of its dark gray metallic surface. At one end was a horizontal cable, at the end of which was a red light. The object glided along laterally until she lost sight of it behind a line of trees. (Source: Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1991, p. 11).

1993 - At 9:15 p.m. in Syracuse, Indiana a man on his porch heard a dynamo humming sound. He went to his backyard and saw a multi-colored cigar-shaped object drift slowly toward the west, rise up 50-70 feet, and then drift to the north. It passed in front of trees, and then behind some more trees and was gone from view. (Source: MUFON investigation files, case 931243J)

1993 - At 9:30 p.m. in Ligonier, Indiana two teenagers driving south on Sparta Lake Road saw several red lights moving at a low altitude and making a humming sound. They stopped and got out of their car to watch as the lights maneuvered over farm buildings and then go behind some trees. At the same time or five minutes later in Cromwell, Indiana three people traveling south on Rte. 3 saw a number of lights that appeared to be a multi-colored oval-shaped UFO. It made a whining noise. (Source: MUFON investigations files, cases 931244J and 931245J).

1994 - A luminous, diamond-shaped UFO dropped down over a road in Avezzano, Italy. It turned, leveled off, and flew off toward the north-northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16443).

1995 - Two strange looking, short humanoids stood at the foot of a woman's bed in Winnipeg, Manitoba at one o'clock in the morning. She was almost completely unable to move, but managed to touch one of the beings before they disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 2371).

1996 - SAS troops on an ambush patrol in South Armagh, Northern Ireland saw four small Grey humanoids walk up from behind a hill and cross their path. Minutes later the special services soldiers saw a flash of light in the sky. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 2627).

2000 - At 1:30 a.m. a woman and a professor friend of hers had just left a Lions Club dinner and were driving south of Puerto Cuatro, Chile when they spotted two strange yellow lights ahead on the roadway. The driver flashed her high beams at the two intense lights and she began to slow down her car because they remained stationary. They then saw a figure standing about three feet away from the front bumper. The figure was described as large, lacking ears, and covered with extremely long gray hair, particularly around the neck. It had two immense, slanted yellow eyes. The driver and the creature exchanged stares for about ten seconds, after which the car drove along the left lane. The creature followed the vehicle's departure with its head, and its neck was apparently able to make 180-degree turns. Terrified, the two drove away. They saw the yellow light again as it lit up the entire road before disappearing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3784, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Vol. 5, No. 31).

2002 - Three lights maneuvered, pulsed, and then faded out on a clear night in Paramus, New Jersey at 11:10 p.m. Two of the objects moved slowly toward the northeast at a high altitude. The third object appeared in the northeast sky and flew between the first two, then changed direction and flew toward the north. All objects pulsed brightly and then faded. (Source: UFO Magazine (US), October 2002, p. 15).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: bowtie-shaped UFOs, cigar-shaped UFOs, diver suits, hairy humanoid, human appearing UFO occupants, humming and whining sounds, luminous UFOs, maneuvering UFOs, metallic UFOs, multi-colored UFOs, non-disc-shaped rotating UFOs, oval or ovoid UFOs, physical traces: ground marks and burnt crops, procession of UFOs, sensation of heat, short humanoids.