On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 16

1952 - A U.S. Coast Guardsman, Shell R. Alpert, took a famous photograph of four oval globs of light in a V-formation moving over parked cars near a power plant in Salem, Massachusetts at 9:35 a.m. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1501; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 91).

Salem, Massachusetts photograph - 1952


1952 - At 9:00 p.m. EDT aeronautical engineer Paul R. Hill along with his wife Frances saw two amber lights in the sky make a U-turn over Hampton, Virginia and then revolve around each other. They were joined by two more amber lights, then all four sped off toward the south at an estimated speed of 500 mph. They moved jerkily when flying slowly. (Sources: Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 208; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: Report on Multiple UFO, p. 115, citing the Newport News Press).

1963 - At 7:45 a.m. a large featureless metallic disc flew to the east near the airport in Ontario, California at 300 meters altitude. It made no sound and was estimated to be over 50 feet in diameter. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1964).

1964 - A dome shaped object, as shiny as chromium, was seen in a field alongside a road by five boys at 12:30 p.m. in Conklin, Broome County, New York. A three-foot tall humanoid was seen in a tree. He was dressed in a black uniform with a black helmet, and wore two antenna wires and a visor. The being floated stiffly in a backwards motion out of the tree. The craft departed making a whistling sound. Three ground marks were found at the landing site. (Sources: Binghamton Press, July 17, 1964; Walter N. Webb, case investigation file; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 6; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 183).

1964 - At 11:15 p.m. four white lights in an echelon formation were joined by two more such craft. They closed in on an aircraft being flown by a Mr. Jannereth as he was flying 15 miles south of Houghton Lake, Michigan. They slowed rapidly, then paced his airplane for five minutes. (Sources: Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 155; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 117; Don Berliner, Australasian UFOlogist, April 1999, p. 51, citing Project Blue Book case # 8924; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: Report on Multiple UFO, p. 143, citing Thomas M. Olsen).

1965 - An airline pilot saw two red UFOs from the ground in rural Sherborn, Massachusetts at 2:00 a.m. He saw yellow, green, and red lights rotating around their circumferences. They also moved with a distinct up-and-down motion and made no sound. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 332).

Sherborn, Massachusetts - 1965

1968 - At 12:15 a.m. five police, members of the National Gendarmerie, were driving in a jeep in the mountains in Andacollo, Neuquen Province, Argentina when a disc-shaped UFO flew close to ground, emitting a pale blue light. The object was described as flat and about two meters in diameter. Their jeep's engine lost power during the five minute duration of their encounter. (Sources: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, February 1974, p. 16; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 41).

1970 - Five people driving in a car in Brindisi, Italy stopped when a domed, luminous UFO descended below some nearby treetops. An intense silence seemed to fall over the area, as if all sounds had been masked. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing CISU).

1971 - In the early evening three people were driving down a road in Grossweier, Germany when a large, bright red disc flew overhead and followed them down the road for a brief while. It then turned and followed a railroad track. (Source: Eberhard Schneider, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 13).

1972 - In Odendaalsrus, Orange Free State, South Africa a flat rotating disc was sighted high up in the sky by more than eight witnesses, giving off a bright yellow light. It was estimated to be about one meter in diameter. It descended suddenly and hovered just above a police cruiser. The entire incident lasted 15 minutes. In Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa an object that changed color moved up and down at great speed south of the town at 8:30 p.m. There were 10 witnesses and the event lasted 15 minutes. (Sources: Charles Bowen, FSR, November-December 1972, p. 16; Cape Times, July 17, 1972).

1977 - Multiple UFO abductee Betty Andreasson had her sixth close encounter experience on this night in Wakefield, Massachusetts. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p. 137).

1978 - A Lufthansa airliner flying over the northern part of Iran encountered a glowing UFO floating in the sky. The presence of the object caused electrical interference with the aircraft's instruments. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1978, p. 2).

1978 - At nine p.m. in Farningham, England a metallic gray cigar-shaped object descended over a highway, causing a car on the highway to stop. The witness reported that the car was then levitated inside a beam and brought up inside the craft through an opening. (Source: Harry Hatch, U computer database, case 12725).

1978 - On this night J. R. B. and his family observed a dome-shaped metallic object land in a field in Iracauba, Brazil. A short humanoid with greenish skin and large oval-shaped eyes emerged briefly from the craft. It then re-entered the object, which took off. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing GEPUC Brazil).

1979 - A flat metallic disc with rivets visible was seen by two men fishing on Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territory, Canada at around 11:00 a.m. They were able to take 12 photographs of the object as it passed over their boat. Reportedly a wristwatch being worn by one of the men malfunctioned. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 3).

1980 - At 10:30 a.m. a Civil Air Patrol cadet along with several other witnesses observed a dull metallic, circular object maneuvering near Pecos, New Mexico. The cadet got closer to the object after it landed in a nearby clearing and took some photographs. He then observed a human looking figure dressed in a metallic suit emerge from the object and walk a few feet away from it. Moments later the figure returned to the object and it quickly took off and flew towards the northwest. The cadet was later approached by a mysterious man who wanted him to turn over the photographs to him. (Source: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up, p. 407).

1989 - Sudden light appeared over New Harmony, Indiana at 8:15 p.m. and a silent disc-shaped object, six feet in diameter, appeared less than 100 feet overhead. It had rods or beams of light of different colors and lengths protruding from it. The witness was a 61-year-old woman, and the encounter lasted two minutes. (Sources: Francis L. Ridge, MUFON field investigation file database, case 890802; MUFON UFO Journal, December 1989).

1994 - In the city of Dusseldorf, Germany six police officers saw a multicolored disc-shaped UFO the size of an airliner at 10:15 a.m. The craft had some sort of protrusion, and red and green blinking lights. It was viewed through binoculars. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16447).

1994 - A large black disc, making a beeping sound, flew over a police radio tower in La Chapelle-la-Reine, France at 11:40 p.m. It flew away toward the west. Ten minutes later a bright illumination was seen ahead of two witnesses driving on Route D16 south of La Vaudoue, France. A domed disc-shaped object was the source, and it flew away toward the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #327).

1994 - A silent triangular craft flew over De Bary, Florida at 9:15 p.m. The two witnesses saw the low flying craft with lights drop a ball of light into some nearby woods. (Source: Paul Ferughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 1792, citing MUFON Florida).

1996 - A 66-year-old retired farmer named Dionisio was walking through a field around noon in Los Villares, Jaen, Spain. He had just sat down on a rock next to a tree to rest when he noticed a very strong and pungent odor in the air and heard a low humming sound. He next noticed an object hovering near the ground next to some nearby power lines. The craft was shaped like a dome and was a shiny metallic color. It had several black glassy oval shaped windows. It was about three meters in length and a meter and a half in height. On one side he noticed some inscriptions, part of which resembled "IOIO." From the top of the object there were also some cables that were apparently connected to the nearby power lines.

Dionisio also noticed a curious fact. If he moved back about three meters he could no longer see the object, but when he moved forward again he was again able to see it. Suddenly he saw three figures standing next to the object. Two were men and one was a woman, and they stood about six feet tall. They were wearing tight fitting, one-piece silvery outfits. Their faces were Asian in appearance, with high cheekbones, very pale skin, and slanted eyes. They had large hands with five long, well defined fingers and their mouths were slit-like. They also wore silvery boots. Suddenly he felt something strike his chest, and glancing up he noticed that the woman was signaling him, and one of the men was kneeling down next to the craft. He began hearing voices in his head. Frightened, he tried to hide behind some rocks, and then heard the humming sound and smelled the pungent odor again. When he emerged from behind the rocks he noticed that the humanoids and the object were gone. Investigators found ground traces at the site. A mysterious looking rock was also found at the site. During the same time others in the region saw low flying lights and objects. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 3040, citing Lorenzo Fernandez Bueno & Iker Jimenez Elizari).

1998 - Several local residents of Valentin Letelier, Chile reported encountering a strange little creature about 50 centimeters tall on this night. The being had a full head of hair and was spotted walking around the local plaza for several hours that night. Two of the witnesses have reported talking to the dwarf, who spoke in a gruff voice and told one of the witnesses that he was hungry. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3637, citing Paranigma Chile).

2000 - The 17-year-old witness reported encountering a large glowing sphere in a field in Columbus, Nebraska at 11:40 p.m.. The object had small protrusions on the bottom. Stunned and unable to move, he stood watching the object when a five-feet tall Grey humanoid with huge pitch-black eyes approached him. The being stared at him intensely and seemed to analyze him. It had small holes for ears, no nose, and a small slit for a mouth that never changed position. After about five minutes the figure and the object disappeared. The witness remained paralyzed for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3795, citing UFO Abductions Raw Data Page & UFO Watch).

2003 - At around 8:30 p.m. two teachers in their fifties had gone for a short evening walk across the fields of Barnoldswick, Lancashire, England and were almost back home when they looked up and saw the figure of a man in the sky. He was dressed in what looked like black overalls, and he was descending as if by parachute. He came down about 50 yards away behind the last house in the row, so they thought he was going to land in the meadow beyond. But when he was only about 15 feet from the ground he leveled off and began to slowly accelerate, climbing gently and heading off in a northerly direction. They watched as he crossed the valley and disappeared into the distance. They did not see any means of propulsion on the man. Nothing visible was attached to his back and he made no sound, at least nothing they could detect. Visibility was excellent that evening. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, case # 3637, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 16 July 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: dome shaped UFOs, small flat discs, EM interference effects, flying humanoid, Grey humanoid, human looking UFOnauts, landings, multiple maneuvering UFOs, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from Massachusetts, photographs, police UFO encounters, shiny metallic UFOs, short humanoids, silver coverall uniforms, UFOnauts with Asian features, up-and-down motion.