On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 14

1925 - A married couple, Mr. & Mrs. Slagle, witnessed a 200 foot long "comet" with illuminated windows on side make a hissing sound as it flew over Akron, Ohio at 9:45 p.m. It then shot up vertically into the sky at an incredible speed. (Sources: Flying Saucers magazine, January 1962, p. 13; Jerome Clark, Saga UFO Report, October 1975, p. 48; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 362, citing UFO Register, volume 9 (1978).

1934 - On a clear evening a perfectly circular, vividly white disc-shaped object hovered directly over a French tourist in the New Forest, north-northeast of Ringwood, Dorset, England at 8:30 p.m. A blue halo formed around the object for one minute, and then the UFO changed color from white to yellow to orange to red, whereupon it took off at high speed with a rushing sound. (Sources: Paul Faiveley, Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1972, p. 22; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 416; Jean-Claude Bourret, The Crack in the Universe, p. 61; Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), citing Jerome Clark).

1947 - At 10:30 a.m. in Syracuse, New York a 13-year-old boy saw a long, featureless cigar-shaped object hovering over an orchard only 100 meters away. At 1:00 p.m. in Wilkesboro, North Carolina a buzzing noise was heard and then a disc shot through the sky fast at an altitude of 1500 meters. At 7:20 p.m. a small disc flew over a farm south of Idaho Falls, Idaho flying on an irregular course, low and slow. It tilted, then flew away to the southwest making an odd sound. (Sources: (1) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1167, citing the National UFO Reporting Center; (2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1947 (Volume 5), p. 25; Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 107).

1951 - At the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on this morning an oval-shaped object flying near a B-29 was viewed from the ground through a telescope during a rocket launch, and then tracked on airborne radar by two jets. The radar confirmed the visual sighting of a fast-moving UFO. Motion picture footage was allegedly obtained, but subsequently lost. (Sources: Donald Keyhoe, True Magazine, December 1952; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 48; Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 400).

1952 - At 7:40 p.m. a group of three engineers in Hillandale, Alabama watched a round glowing object descend to the north, then make an instant reversal in direction and head south. At 8:00 p.m. a famous sighting occurred over Chesapeake Bay near Norfolk, Virginia by two pilots named Nash and Fortenberry. The men were flying a DC-4 aircraft for Pan American Airways when they sighted six luminous reddish-orange disc-shaped objects that were joined by two brighter discs. They were each estimated to be 100 feet in diameter, and they suddenly flipped on edge, revealing a flat, coin-like shape. They made a sharp turn, blinked off and on in unison, and then flew off in formation as the disappeared in the distance. (Sources: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952 (Volume 8), p. 71; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1444; Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 40; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 67).

1959 - A group of Aboriginal hunters reported the landing of a red glowing object on a hill on Prince of Wales Island, Queensland, Australia. Other hunters saw a similar object near Karumba Lodge. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 492, citing Australian Flying Saucer Review, January 1960; Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, citing Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1962, p. 24).

1959 - A light followed a Brazilian Air Force B-26 bomber plane for one hour as it flew from Pampulha to Belo Horizonte, Brazil. All the time it was changing colors. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 32; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 120; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 256).

1963 - A 200-foot-long torpedo-shaped craft flew over Parkstone, Dorset, England at 300 feet. It made a whistling sound and shot off to the west at a tremendous speed. The sighting lasted three minutes. (Sources: Orbit, 1963, Volume 4, p. 17; Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers magazine, August 1964, p. 9).

1964 - A close encounter occurred on this evening in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Miss P. Upton came running home nearly hysterical. While riding bicycles, she and a friend saw a low-flying object that terrified them. A strong unpleasant smell also was reported. (Sources: Fate magazine, November 1964, p. 66; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 616).

1965 - A bright silver disc-shaped object was seen for two minutes over Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 10:00 p.m. It moved slowly from east to west. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 155).

1971 - At 8:30 p.m. an ovoid UFO flew overhead in Gulf Breeze, Florida heading west. A nocturnal light exited and returned. It briefly stopped over a "ship" that was offshore in the Gulf of Mexico that subsequently submerged. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1971, p. 4).

1972 - At 6:45 p.m. nocturnal lights were seen maneuvering in the sky over Chartres, France by three airmen. One flew off to the east; another was a neon-colored disc. Radio interference was experienced for 30 minutes. The event was not reported to authorities. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1973).

1972 - At around 11:00 p.m. a silent UFO hovered over a house for 15 minutes in Corvallis, Oregon. It was watched by three women in their twenties. It shot straight up at a terrific speed when it left. (Source: Glenn McWane, The New UFO Sightings, p. 44).

1977 - A daylight disc was observed flying over West Springfield, Massachusetts by a woman at around 11:00 o'clock in the morning. (Source: Center for UFO Studies files).

1982 - In Easley, South Carolina what looked like a "water tank" in a nearby field flew away when the witness's car headlights hit it. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January 1983)

1999 - Three men were walking home from a local pizza parlor in Virgilio, Sicily, Italy at 11:45 p.m. when they spotted a bright red spherical object descend slowly from the sky at a 60 degree angle. It had a weak yellow light on its upper section. It was about 200 meters away above a nearby rooftop when first spotted. The object halted six meters above the ground and hovered. Through an opening on top of the craft a vaguely human-shaped figure was visible. Suddenly, the craft shot up and disappeared over the rooftops. Five days later, at around 2:30 in the afternoon, the main witness was returning home when he saw a white vehicle parked in front of his house, occupied by two men. Soon after entering his home the two men knocked on his door. They proceeded to ask the witness several questions about the UFO he had seen, and basically harassed him with threatening remarks. He described them as very tall, about 40 years old, wearing white shirts and gray pants. They appeared to have nametags on the shirts, which they quickly covered. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Sightings Report Database, citing CUN Italy).

1999 - At 11:15 p.m. a taxi driver in Mastic, Suffolk County, New York was driving some passengers through town when they witnessed a metallic domed disc that was hovering at 150 m altitude. After he dropped off his passengers he noticed that the UFO was still there, hovering in the same spot, when the taxi made the return trip. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18102, citing Filer's Files, volume 9, number 31).

2000 - On this night a woman had just returned to her house in Rennes, France when she saw a disc-shaped object surrounded by bright lights descend overhead and land in her garden. Two figures came out of the object. They had oval-shaped heads, bulging eyes, and large "cauliflower-like" ears that stuck out the side of their heads. The humanoids were wearing red colored combination suits. They spoke to the witness and she fell to the ground and went into a deep sleep. When she awoke the beings and the object were gone. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing GREPI).

2000 - At 11:30 p.m. an orange, dome shaped object flew over Thibodaux, Louisiana at tree level. Although orange in color, it occasionally turned white as it flew by. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2000 archived webpage).

2003 - An animal reaction case was reported from Orting, Washington on this night. All dogs in the area whined loudly at around 1:30 a.m. Two strange lights were sighted in the sky. One was round and gray, and traveled in a circular pattern; the other was a white triangular object, which bobbed up and down. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2003 archived webpage).

2008 - A double set of pinpoint reddish orange steady lights was viewed at 200 feet distance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 10:00 p.m. for a minute and a half. It was definitely a craft, according to the witness. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded August 12, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: daylight UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; landings; multi-year reports from Dorset, England and Queensland, Australia; vertical ascent, whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson