Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 - At 12:15 p.m. Colonel Frank A. Flynn, who was flying over over Concord, California, reported that at least a dozen oval-shaped UFOs in three groups that hung in the sky, swinging back and forth in a pendulum motion. They were white on top, grey and black for the rest, and about 15 feet wide. (Sources: San Francisco News, July 18, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 841).
1948 - An Army Major and a second witness reported seeing a large, silent, glowing metallic cigar-shaped object that flew from west to east over Alajarvi, Finland. The craft had no wings. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1322, citing Awareness, 1976).
1952 - At 1:20 a.m. a misty, glowing red UFO zig-zagged over the city of Pasco, Washington. There was a mist surrounding the UFO as it went quickly toward the southeast and away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 2342, citing Loren E. Gross).
1952 - At 10:10 a.m. a gray object, slightly yellow, and looking like "a flattened out donut without the hole", approached West Palm Beach, Florida very rapidly. It then hovered in place for 90 seconds. Finally, it picked up speed and disappeared out of sight. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1451; Kevin Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 269; UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 58).
1954 - A woman recalled in 1986, that as an eleven year old girl collecting mushrooms in Poland she had a close encounter and missing time experience with UFOnauts. While walking alone near a cliff in Wegierska Gorka, Cracow, Poland she saw a glowing, oval-shaped UFO. She felt drawn to it, and was met by five entities, who had the height, skin and hands of humans. They wore tight fitting clothes, and had small mouthes and no noses. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database).
1959 - On this evening seven children in Mount Laurel, New Jersey witnessed a low level, glowing ovoid UFO fly south over the New Jersey Turnpike. It was silent in flight, the apparent size of the Moon, and gave off "pulses." (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: July-September, p. 17).
1965 - At 10:50 a.m. eight witnesses including air traffic controllers at Canberra Airport, Australian Capital Territory watched a white sphere hovering for 40 minutes. In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at 6:20 p.m. a disc-shaped object descended slowly at anangle, then hovered while wobbling over a school. After two minutes it shot off to the northeast. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database; Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 88).
1965 - At eight o'clock in the evening in the Loretani Valley, Cordoba province, Argentina, Mr. and Mrs. Bosquets and their family observed a luminous object, its color changing from blue to orange. It was about twelve meters in diameter, and showed several portholes. It left behind ground traces at the landing site. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 11; Gordon Creighton, FSR, November 1970, p. 27; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Langings, case # 654, citing CODOVNI 1965).
1967 - At 7:00 p.m. near Sedalia, Missouri a domed disc-shaped object was seen emerging from an isolated cloud. It re-entered the cloud, and then re-emerged again. (Source: Norma Short, Skylook, December 1970, p. 8).
1968 - At three o'clock in the morning a domed disc-shaped object was seen low to the ground in Columbus, Indiana. It directed a searchlight toward the ground, and it also emitted a narrower red beam or ray. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 44).
1968 - At 7:30 p.m. Juan Gilabert and his wife Anastasia were at their home in Mar del Plata, Argentina when Anastasia suddenly heard a loud whistling sound and felt extreme heat. Juan was in another room. At the same time a bright light seemed to descend from the ceiling. The light began to dim and she felt partially paralyzed. In a corner of the room she saw a short humanoid figure wearing a silvery suit. Frightened, she managed to grab hold of her young daughter and ran outside screaming. Several neighbors, among them Rogelio Gianomini, came to her aid and found a strange white substance on the floor and a strong sulphur-like odor in the area. Small footprints were also found. Mrs. Gilabert suffered from nervous shock after the incident. (Sources: Oscar A. Uriondo, p. 31, citing a newspaper source; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing Carlos Daniel Ferguson, Gaceta OVNI).
1976 - At around 5:30 a.m. Margarita Caginas, age 28, and Miguel Ruiz Sampeiro were on their way to work in Escalante, Santander, Spain when they saw from behind a flying or levitating humanoid being “over 3 meters tall.” It was dressed in a brightly shining, dark brown outfit, and wore a silver disc on its head. It also floated along without its feet touching the ground. It paid no attention to the witnesses until it disappeared around a bend. There were other independent witnesses, including the local mayor who saw it from his window. He described it as a tall entity wearing a dark outfit that emitted luminous flashes from the chest area. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-57, citing ABC Madrid, July 18, 1976; FSR, Volume 22, Number 4).
1977 - Mrs. Fern Frey had a close encounter with a disc-shaped UFO in Bellevue, Kentucky at 10:45 p.m. She watched as a green beam retracted into the 30-foot wide craft like "liquid being sucked up through a straw". The UFO then lifted off and disappeared into a wooded area. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1978, p. 9).
1977 - At 11:45 p.m. PDT five people in a boat on a lake in Blythe, Riverside County, California watched an ovoid object, three to four times the size of the Moon, as it darted about in all directions for the next two hours. Its illuminated surface reflected on the surface of the water. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1977, p. 3).
1979 - At 4:00 a.m. a man was sleeping at his home in Nimes, France when his car alarm went off and woke him up. He then went outside to investigate, and saw a glowing object hovering just two meters above the ground. It had multicolored lights and was shooting flashes of light up into the sky. An opening became visible at one end of the object, and a short squat figure with thick arms and legs and a round body appeared. It began moving slowly towards the witness, who ran back inside his house. There were three other witnesses who saw the lights from the craft. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2211; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1725, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).
1979 - On the same night a couple in San Antonio, Texas sighted three large glowing balls of light hovering outside their home. They watched as five strange humanoid creatures floated down from the balls of light. The beings were described as thin, with grayish skin, large heads, and large dark oval-shaped eyes. The man ran to get his gun, but suddenly both he and his wife were overcome with a profound drowsiness and lost consciousness. Their next memory they had was waking up in the morning to find the man's shotgun totally dismantled and placed on the kitchen table. Later a frightening abduction was recalled under hypnosis. (Source: Preston Dennett, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1993).
1981 - A missing time incident occurred in Uppington, England on this night, and an abduction experience was subsequently revealed through hypnosis. Three women, Ms. Walters, Ms. Hawkins, and Ms. Hayward, were driving home from a nightclub at 2:10 a.m. on the A5 expressway when they all suddenly experienced a strange mood change. They all sat quietly, going into some form of limbo. Then across an open field four white and two red lights appeared that seemed to be attached to a dark object. The object was round and began pacing their vehicle. At this point the vehicle seem to lose power and would not accelerate. All the women panicked and became more confused when the UFO and lights suddenly vanished. There was a time lapse, of perhaps 25 minutes, noted when they reached their destination.
Later under hypnosis, one of the women recalled the car being floated up into the sky and entering the bottom of the object through two large double doors. She was held down on a reclining chair and medically examined by several four-foot tall figures, who were hairless and had deep set dark eyes, very thin arms, and strange noses. They wore green cloaks. The second woman recalled being in a large room when several four-foot tall robot like entities with round heads, no facial features and wheel-like feet rolled in; she was not examined. The third woman remembers being hit by a beam of light. She felt pain and was floated into a room, there she encountered two six-foot tall humanoids, one male and the other female, both wearing green cloaks. They both had dark, shoulder-length hair, vivid blue eyes and extremely white skin. They seemed very friendly and appeared intrigued with her clothing. The third woman was also given a medical exam. (Sources: Norman Oliver, BUFORA Journal, April 2003, p. 3; John Wallace Spencer, UFO Encyclopedia, p. 119, citing the Shropshire Star, July 17, 1981; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1981, case # 526, citing Jenny Randles, Abduction).
Uppington, England Abductions - 15 July 1981
1981 - Several people were fishing on a lake in Newberry, South Carolina at 10:30 p.m. when at least one witnessed a thirty-foot long cigar-shaped object that maneuvered over the lake, then floats in place for 3 minutes. He also saw steam or mist rising from the water. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1982).
1984 - A low flying cigar-shaped UFO was seen at Greens Beach, Tasmania, Australia at 11:45 a.m. It created a smoke cloud which kept enveloping it as it moved. The object maneuvered back and forth at low altitude, then flew off to the south. Duration: 10 minutes. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 8).
1984, northwest of Detroit, Maine - Carol Cloukey and Robert White were driving on their way to Pittsfield, Maine for dinner. At 9:05 p.m., after traveling about a mile they rounded a bend and Carol, who was driving, was the first to see a bright yellowish-orange light. Suddenly the light made a perfect vertical drop in mid-air. They sped up to get ahead of the object, but the light dropped lower again, and was now dead center above the car windshield. Carol stopped and slammed the car into reverse. After backing up about 50 feet they saw that the object was alongside of them on the left side of the car and about 150 off the ground. The glow had subsided, and in the evening twilight it appeared grayish in color, triangular shaped, and larger than a 747 aircraft. It had 4 red lights and 1 or 2 brighter white lights. It made no sound. Robert opened his door to see if it was possible to make a 180-degree turn, and he told her to back into the driveway of a farmhouse. The object was now almost directly above them at an approximate altitude of 100 feet. He observed that when they stopped the UFO stopped, and when they moved the UFO moved! It became apparent that "it" did not want to let them go. Robert got out of the car and started to run toward the farmhouse. Carol called to him that another car was coming down the road. The UFO now began to move away slightly, traveling in a northeasterly direction for a distance of a few hundred feet when it suddenly vanished right before their eyes. Robert later expressed wonderment that such a large object could suddenly disappear in such an inexplicable manner. They estimated that the total incident took about two minutes to transpire. (Source: Leland Bechtel, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1984, pp. 14-15).
1985 - A 25-year-old CAD draftsman was in his bedroom in Cobbtown, Georgia at around two a.m. when he had a close encounter with two 70-foot diameter discs which had lights around their rims. They made a high pitched sound and he fell into a trance, but when he spoke the word "Jesus" they seemed to disappear. All electrical appliances in the house were damaged from electromagnetic effects, and three dogs who lived with him never returned. (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 18).
1995 - On this day in Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, England two married couples were enjoying a garden picnic when some very strange events began to unfold. It involved a strange mist or fog, time dislocation, and the "Oz" effect, where time seems to stop and all normal environmental noises cease. They felt heavy pressure, like a static charge in the air. Plates and glasses started to move about on the picnic table. A dark gray mass and fog then enveloped the garden. This was followed by many hours of missing time. The witnesses recovered feeling sick, with naseau and tingling sensations. (Source: Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 73, citing BUFORA).
1995 - A couple returning from a fishing trip at 2:45 p.m. sighted a huge, metallic, domed disc-shaped object with a dark band of windows In West Harwinton, Connecticut. They were able to get out of their minivan and watch the craft for an additional 10-15 seconds. Detailed analysis revealed that the estimated size of the craft was 553 feet in diameter, and it was at a distance of 2,400 feet. It travelled at a relatively slow 70-75 mph at a low altitude. (Source: Mark Cashman, International UFO Reporter, Summer 2000, p. 14).
Harwinton, Connecticut Daylight Domed Disc - 1995
1999 - First the car radio cut out, reported the male witness driving in Nangwarry, South Australia at 2:15 a.m. Then he saw three lights in a triangular formation with a black shape inside to the left of the highway, shining onto the top of some pine trees. The UFO then rose and entered a cloud that lit up. Finally, his car radio came back on. (Source: Keith Basterfield, AUFORN).
2000 - Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. Three witnesses reported seeing a shiny round pink object at around 7:00 p.m., about a block away, with smoke billowing out of a straight horizontal pipe coming from the top of the object. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 107).
2001 - Independent witnesses reported a large flying triangle in Carteret and Sayerville, New Jersey. A first witness at 12:15 a.m. reported V-shaped formations of lights hovering, and then fading out one by one. Another witness saw a large flying triangle heading for Carteret. Other witnesses, further south along the New Jersey Turnpike, saw airline flights heading to Newark Airport apparently being diverted because of the presence of UFOs in the early morning hours between 12:25 and 12:55 a.m. Unconfirmed reports indicate that radars in the New York area picked up a series of anomalous targets at same time. These targets roughly matched the ground witnesses' testimony of seeing lights over the New Jersey Turnpike. Dozens of cars came to a stop on the NJ Turnpike to watch the lights as they passed overhead. The Carteret case is significant because it occurred the day after a successful US antimissile test in the Pacific. Carteret is only ten miles from New York City, and numerous police and firefighters took video of the event which was shown on many television broadcasts. New York radar operators indicated that dozens of anomalous targets were racing around the area. According to MUFON field investigator and pilot Bob Durant, "In the short time the lights were displayed on screen, it was obvious that they were moving right to left at a slow but deliberate angular velocity. There was no relative movement among the lights. The top of a house or building, and possibly a chimney on a house, is visible in the video scene. There were a total of 10 lights arranged in three groups. Beginning from the left on the screen, this corresponds with the foremost lights. We see five lights, then a space, then four lights, a much longer space and a single light, which brings up the rear of the moving set. There is no obvious symmetry to either the group of five or group of four lights, or to the entire group of lights. The lights depicted in the video are large, steady, and white, though there is some slight but perceivable variation in diameter among them. One of the lights, momentarily, nearly 'goes out', diminishing to a tiny point and then resuming its original size." (Sources: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worlwide Reports of UFO Sightings, pp. 78-79; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded August 5, 2001).
2005 - In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada eight witnesses reported seeing a shiny, metallic triangular object "with black waves" on the surface of the object and a white glow around it at 10:15 p.m. It was flying east at a low altitude, close enough to see it clearly. Triangle-shaped objects were also sighted later that night in Virginia and Pennsylvania. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case 59; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded September 2, 2005).
2010 - At around 3 a.m. two campers at a campsite on Berry Creek, Butte County, California viewed one cigar-shaped craft fly over, then hold position as a second craft emerged from the first and perform impossible manuevers for 15 minutes. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded July 19, 2010).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 July 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, domed discs, Grey humanoids, missing time, multi-year missing time events in England, ovoid UFOs, "Oz" effect, robots, physiological effects:naseau and tingling sensations, sensation of heat, short humanoids, triangular UFOs, whistling sound, UFOs seen over lakes, vehicle electrical system interference: car radios, video images of UFOs, zigzag maneuvers.