On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 18

1946 - Two fast, low-flying eight-foot long cylinders dove into Lake Mjosa, Norway. They had short wing flaps. There were four witnesses. (Source: Loren E. Gross, Mystery of the Ghost Rockets, p. 18).

1947 - In Joplin, Missouri a bright, shiny ovoid object, half a meter in length, flew over the railroad freight house at 11:30 p.m. (Sources: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 109).

1949 - An unidentified nocturnal light flew over the city of Galveston, Texas this night. It stopped, and then shot continued on at a fantastic speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1426).

1952 - At 6:00 p.m. in Pouilly, Cote-d'Or department, France six witnesses spotted a 30 meter long vertical cloud-cigar with regularly spaced brief lights. It was emitting a thick white smoke. (Source: Jacques & Janine Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 66).

1952 - At 2:00 a.m. a procession of bright orange discs in single file veered over Washington, D.C. and disappeared in a regular sequence. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files, report dated July 18, 1952, Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 160).

1952 - At 11:00 o'clock in the morning in Miami, Florida Mr. E. R. Raymer and his daughter spotted an opaque, silvery bubble for 10 seconds. The object flew very fast perpendicular to the wind direction. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1483; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1952 - At 8:50 p.m. a white sphere flew fast toward the southeast, stopped over Front Royal, Virginia and then zigzagged back toward the northwest at high speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2374).

1952 - Technical Sgt. Mahone and Airman Third Class Jennings saw a UFO at 9:10 p.m. in Lockbourne, Ohio. It was amber colored, circular object, somewhat smaller than the average airplane. It had a small flame coming from the rear of the craft that periodically increased in brightness, and its rim gave off an orange and green glow. It moved very fast for 90 seconds, giving off a resonant beat sound. It appeared several times over a four-hour period. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1482; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1952 - At 9:45 p.m. EDT three USAF officers and four enlisted men watched a series of hovering and maneuvering amber to reddish-orange lights for over an hour in the sky over Patrick AFB, Florida. They were observed maneuvering in a variety of directions. (Source: Project Grudge and Project Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, December 1952, p. 31; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1954 - At 8:40 p.m. Mr. A.T. Chamblin saw a greenish-white disc flying over Normandy, Missouri. The sighting lasted about 30 minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3116; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1955 -At 3 o'clock in the morning at Plessiel Airfield, near Abbeville, France Mr. Maupin and five other witnesses on the field were blinded by the light from a disc-shaped object 150 m away. The disc left an orange glowing trail. It was silent, flew slowly, and hovered near the Metro station close to the ground, but did not actually land. It left toward the northwest. A woodsman from Mareul Caubert, Mr. Rolle, saw the object half an hour earlier. It came from the direction of Amiens. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of UFO Landings, p. 250).

1959 - At 6:30 p.m. a flashing light streaked to the north over the Norman River in Corindie, Queensland, Australia. Twenty minutes later a red glowing object landed on a hill on Prince of Wales Island, Queensland. Around 8:00 p.m. a UFO was seen moving over the mountains at Didiwa, Papua New Guinea. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 5771; Norman Crutwell, UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special Edition No. 4, p. 35; APRO Bulletin, September 1959).

1962 - At 1:00 a.m. Doctor Gauza and his wife were traveling on their way back to Crespo, Entre Rios, Argentina when they noticed a large metallic, cone-shaped object on the ground very close to the road. A very tall human looking figure stood next to an open door in the craft. It was looking around at the terrain. There was also a second figure looking out from a large porthole. The men were described as having long blond hair, and wore white coveralls with visors. When the two beings saw the witnesses, they used hand signals in an apparent attempt to get them to come closer, but the couple panicked and left at high speed. Eight other persons later came forward stating that they had also seen the craft and its occupants. (Source: Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 37; Charles Bowen (editor), The Humanoids, p. 102; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1962, case # 989, citing Hector P. Anganuzzi, Historia de los Platos Voladores in La Argentina). 

1962 - At 8:00 p.m. Ms. F. Cummins in Stanley, Wisconsin saw two silver dumbbell-shaped flying objects, with thick crossbars, fly off toward the southwest. At nearly the same time a doctor saw two huge humanoid beings near a saucer by the side of the road in Crespo, Argentina (11:00 p.m. local time). (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1963, p. 4; Charles Bowen, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition no. 1, p. 37). 

1963 - At two o'clock in the afternoon, four boys in Fern Creek, Kentucky saw a cigar-shaped object that became a disc, then vanished behind some trees. A small being, 3.5 to 4 feet tall, wearing a tight-fitting white suit, goggles and a helmet emerged from the trees. The boys threw dirt clods at the entity, and the dwarf fired back using what looked like a black tube, burning two of them. There were landing imprints and footprints at the site. (Source: David F. Webb, Skylook, August 1975, p. 9, citing Terry William as field investigator).

1965 - A 70-foot diameter black disc flew by a satellite tracking station in Bedford, England on this day. None of the witnesses outdoors at the time could hear anything. A metallic disc hung stationary high in the sky at an altitude above 100,000 feet. (Donald E. Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, p. 112).

1967 - At 1:20 a.m. Rev. Anthony De Polo, an Assembly of God minister, was lying in bed in Boardman, Ohio when he heard a very loud whining sound that rose and fell in pitch. Then he received a distinct mental message telling him to go to the window. He did so, and saw a five foot tall figure wearing a luminous tight-fitting "spacesuit." There was also a source of light coming from above the figure. At first he thought someone was playing a prank, but the apparition was well-defined and looked real. He stepped out onto his porch and mentally heard the words,"You have nothing to fear."

He began to walk toward the being when the whining noise began again and he heard, "Danger; I must go." Then the figure dissolved into a blurred glow of light. Before it completely disappeared De Polo received another message of a personal nature. On the same night and not far from De Polo's home, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dixon heard a loud noise outside, looked out, and saw an object hovering over their house. It moved off toward the south after about five minutes. De Polo has had a number of subsequent UFo sightings and "contacts." (Sources: John A. Keel, FSR, January-February 1968, p. 26; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 857; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-62, citing John Keel, Virgil Tarleton, & Prof. Theodore Spickler for MUFON).

1968 - At 7:30 a.m. three schoolteachers encountered a reddish-orange, oval-shaped object a few meters above the ground while driving to work in Lavalle, Argentina. It was about 20 meters in diameter and gave off the smell of wet paper. One witness felt drowsy from the smell. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, February 1974, p. 16).

1969 - At nine o'clock in the morning a photograph of a UFO was taken at Flippin Airport in Arkansas. That afternoon in Sobral, Ceara State, Brazil Mr. Neusa Rodgriques saw a shiny flying disc stop and remain stationary for 30 seconds near a cement plant. An occupant could be seen inside the object through a window. It looked like "a little bluish colored man with eyes that gave off flashes." The UFO performed various maneuvers over the cement plant and drew the attention of many of its employees, who stopped work briefly to watch it. Lt. Pedro Edvaldo De Souza took statements from the eyewitnesses, on instructions from the Brazilian Air Force base at Fortaleza, Brazil. (Sources: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, November 1971, p. 16; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-18, citing Lt. Pedro Edvaldo De Souza, Brazilian Air Force).

1969 - On this day a shining flying saucer stopped and remained stationary for half a minute near the cement plant in the town of Sobral, Ceara State, Brazil, opposite the house of Neusa Rodrigues. Through the window of the craft was seen “a little bluish colored man with eyes that gave off flashes.” The UFO performed various maneuvers over the cement plant, and drew the attention of many employees, who stopped work briefly to watch it. Lt. Pedro Edvaldo De Souza took statements from the eyewitnesses, on instructions from the Brazilian Air Force base at Fortaleza. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1969-18, citing Lt. Pedro Edvaldo De Souza, Brazilian Air Force).

1973 - Three color photographs of a UFO were taken by a nuclear engineer and amateur astronomer at 8:45 p.m. in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. The UFO looked like a bright BB in the dusk sky and reflected sunlight. It vanished after six minutes. (Source: Stan Gordon, on site investigation; FSR, September 1973, p. 33).

1977 - A red, round object hovered over some olive trees in Palomares, Spain at 2:10 a.m. It directed a beam of light to the ground. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1978).

1978 - A red-orange object hovered over Lurate Caccivio, Italy. It resumed revolving and emitted a hissing sound as it departed. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence: Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 349).

1979 - A metallic disc flew over the city of Belfort, France at 2:30 in the afternoon. It had a shiny top and dark bottom section. It sped up, and then shot straight up. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1979).

1980 - Seven delta-shaped objects cavorted and landed at 10:15 p.m. in Pine Bush, New York. Ellen Crystal approached them in her car, and they in turn took off and paced her car. It was her impression that the UFOs wanted to be seen. (Source: Ellen Crystal: The Silent Invasion, p. 16).

1981 - On this afternoon two students in Patras, Greece took a photograph of a silver, saucer-shaped object performing maneuvers over some nearby islands. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13718).

1990 - A woman in New Hartford, Connecticut was lying awake in bed at 2:00 a.m. when she noticed bright flashing lights over her backyard. She went to the window and witnessed a small domed disc hovering 100 feet away and descending over the corner of the lawn. The object maneuvered a few seconds without actually touching down. She noted that it had flashing red, yellow, and white lights around its bottom rim. It then accelerated and was out of sight behind some trees in a second. Two days later a hired worker asked her about some strange material on the grass. She realized it was in the area of the sighting. After eliminating the lawn car company as responsible for an oily residue on the grass, she decided to report the incident. (Source: Randy Miles, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1990, p. 19).

1992 - Chistopher O'Brien and his friend McIntyre saw a brilliant white lights that illuminated the Alamosa valley in Colorado. When they turned their car headlights off and left on the orange parking lights, the UFO changed color to orange, then back to white, then paced their car, and finally turned ruby red in color. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 24).

1998 - A triangular object maneuvered near an airport west of Longmont, Colorado at 8:07 a.m. It was about 60 feet in width and wobbled at only 15 meters altitude. In flew off toward the west. On the same evening a light was observed moving up and down behind some trees in Sudbury, Ontario for a long time. Eventually the one remaining witness, a boy, observed it turn blue and streak away. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup website, issue 3.32).

1999 - The main witness was a UFO investigator, staying with a known abductee and her child in San Antonio, Texas, in order to offer them some protection and company. He had fallen asleep, when he woke up suddenly when he detected some kind of movement behind him. Thinking it was the woman he did not turn around. Then he felt a “body” next to him, and he next felt a pleasant touch on his upper back, and the sensation as an “arm” passed over his ribcage. Concerned, he tried to move but was unable to. When he was finally able to turn his head, he saw a round basketball shaped object under the covers. He jolted to his feet and heard a slight giggling sound at the same time that the object under the covers appeared to deflate. He went and tried to wake up his friend but was unable to. Two nights later he saw a small white, grayish figure standing just inches away from him that suddenly disappeared. Other strange occurrences were later reported. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, case # 3332, citing NUFORC).

2003 - In Vancouver, Washington a businessman and a retired Navy man observed three rectangular objects, the size of small planes, that appeared overhead as shadows in the sky at 10:40 p.m. They were slightly illuminated but not bright. The objects zig-zagged and criss-crossed into the distance.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2003 archived webpage).

2007 - A triangular shaped object with solid white lights and a solid amber light in the center was seen in Columbia, Missouri on this night at 11:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2007 archived webpage, report uploaded October 8, 2007).

2008 - Exactly one year after a similar sighting in Columbia, Missouri and at the same hour, a black triangular object hung motionless in the sky in St. Charles, Missouri over the southside of Missouri Highway 370, just off of Discovery Bridge. It had three white and one red non-blinking lights. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2008 archived webpage, report uploaded August 12, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: amber, orange or red-orange UFOs; car pacings, disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; dumbbell-shaped UFOs; giant humanoids; hissing sound, luminous humanoids, multi-year close encounters from Argentina and Colorado; odor; oily residue at landing site, photographs; short humanoids; spheres; telepathy, triangular UFOs; vanishing UFOs and humanoids; vertical ascent; zigzag maneuvers.