On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 19

1916 - A luminous blimp-shaped flying object flew over Huntington, West Virginia at eleven o'clock at night. It vanished and reappeared. (Source: Charles Fort, Book of the Damned, p. 278).

1946 - During the mystery ghost rocket wave of sightings over Scandinavia this year, at 11:55 a.m. a two-meter long cone-shaped object fell into Kolmjarv Lake, Sweden. An underwater search was attempted but nothing was found. (Source: AFU Sweden).

1950 - At Holloman AFB, New Mexico at 11:30 p.m. two softball-sized spheres hovered, changed colors, then rose vertically into the sky and vanished. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History: 1950: April-July, p. 78).

1951 - Several people witnessed a luminous disc buzz the city of Puerto Maldonaldo, Peru at 4:50 p.m. The object flew off toward the north, emitting fog or smoke. A short wave radio wouldn't work during the sighting. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History: 1951, p. 35).

1952 - A tobacco farmer sighted two cigar-shaped objects on this night in the southern United States (location undisclosed). The sighting occurred around midnight at the beginning of the new da y.One object hovered while the other one moved east and then came back, then both objects ascended vertically until gone from view. Both had some type of exhaust, and were illuminated from the inside. (Source: Project Grudge and Project Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, May 1955).

1952 - An experienced civilian pilot reported that he observed an unidentified elliptical object with a lighted fringe at 2:55 a.m. while flying over Williston, North Dakota. The object made a fast descent, executed a 360 and then a 180 turn. He had the object in sight for five minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1492; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1952 - At 10:50 p.m. seven round flat objects were seen at sea level from Bald Top, California. One object ascended while five followed it in spirals. One object stayed behind for twenty minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2385).

1953 - Near the Oak Ridge Nuclear Research Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee around the middle of the afternoon a silent black flying object was joined by two others. They displayed amazing acceleration. (Source: Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 405).

1956 - At four o'clock in the morning at the Hutchinson Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas a teardrop-shaped UFO was tracked on radar and visually observed by State Police as it erratically moved about the sky. That afternoon in Panorama City, California three independent witnesses claimed to have seen three beings emerge from a sphere. They were two meters (6.6 feet) tall, had long blond hair, and wore tight-fitting green uniforms. (Sources: Topeka (KS) Daily Capital, July 19, 1956; Hollywood (CA) Citizen-News, July 20, 1956).

1959 - A father and daughter were driving south on Highway 77 to Lincoln, Nebraska. When they got two miles south of Ceresco, Nebraska at around 10:30 p.m. they saw a bright white light hovering in the south-southeastern sky. The light went out, revealing a dark, sixty-foot wide domed disc-shaped object with several one foot wide windows around the rim. The object dropped several small red lights, then made a sharp turn and flew off to the west. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, report dated July 24, 1959). 

Ceresco, Nebraska UFO Report - 1959

Sketch of Ceresco, Nebraska Domed Disc - 1959

1960 - 8:30 p.m. CDT. Witness T. L. Ochs of St. Louis, Missouri reported watching a round, bright red light that flew overhead, stopped and hovered, and then backed up. The sighting lasted 20 minutes. Note: Ochs reported similar sightings on three following nights. An hour later, another witness named Sokol reported seeing a round red ball or wheel-like object with a central nucleus; around it were revolving or orbiting lights or balls. They winked off. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6858; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

St. Louis, Missouri - 1960

Sketch of St. Louis, Missouri UFO Reports - 1960

1962 - At the same time in Bayhead, New Jersey (9:30 p.m. EDT) C. T. Loftus and H. Wilbert watched four or five lights dart about in the sky silently for 7-10 minutes. One zigzagged off toward the north. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8020; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1965 - There were several sightings for this date. In Samarai, Papua New Guinea a red glowing cylinder moved across the sky from left to right. It flew with an oscillating motion, and made a sound like a diesel engine. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon in Antofagasta, Chile a cone-shaped object flew over the city at high speed, with the pointed end toward the rear, making loud explosive noises. At 5:30 p.m. in Vaucluse Beach, New South Wales, Australia a seven meter domed disc was seen resting on a sandy beach. When Mr. Crowe, the witness, approached to within 16 meters (53 feet) it rose with a rushing air noise like air being released from a balloon. There were ground marks left in the sand, and a check of radioactivity showed it was higher than the normal background level. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 155; Roberto Banchs, Las evidencias del fenomeno OVNI; Keith Basterfield; Gordon I. R. Lore, Strange Effects from UFOs, pp. 33 & 46; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp.150 & 279).

Vaucluse Beach, New South Wales, Australia UFO Landing - 1965

Sketch of Vaucluse Beach, New South Wales UFO Landing - 1965

1965 - Ms. MacPherson, an airline stewardess, saw a slow moving silver colored UFO flying over Watertown, Massachusetts at four o'clock in the morning. She was on the ground at the time of her sighting. The UFO changed colors through the entire light spectrum several times. Also, later that evening five people witnessed a luminous circular object with four arm-like appendages hovering over Hingham, Massachusetts for 45 minutes. Each "arm" had three lights. The object left toward the west. (Source: Raymond Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 332; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1965).

Watertown, Massachusetts UFO Report - 1965 

Sketch of Watertown, Massachusetts UFO - 1965

1965 - At 7:30 p.m. in Villas Rosas, Buenos Aires province, Argentina Maria Andres, a school teacher, Mr. Gomez, Mrs. Goicoecha, and others saw a small object leave a larger one, then land and burn a spot on the ground before going back to the main object. It emitted a blinding light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 656, citing Asi, Jul. 30, 1965)

1967 - A young girl saw a saucer-shaped object hovering above a cornfield in Sao Benedito Do Sul, Pernambuco, Brazil. Inside the object she could see a humanoid entity of small stature, and a second similar entity was observed outside. The second entity made gestures at the girl, who interpreted them to be an inquiry about the edibility of the corn. At some point a dog nearby began barking, and the second entity quickly boarded the vehicle, which ascended rapidly. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-64, citing Enock Burgos, SBDEV).

1967 - While flying at 14,000 feet over Enderby, British Columbia at 10 p.m., Mr. H. Schindler, an airline pilot, saw a pink object zigzag through the clouds, hover, and then disappear. (Source: NICAP case investigation files, report dated July 25, 1967).

1972 - While driving in Kuraby, Queensland (near Brisbane, Australia) at 2:00 a.m. a man heard an odd noise and saw six grayish figures standing along the side of the road. One of them gestured to him. A silver UFO was nearby on the ground. The driver did not stop. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1973, p. 3; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 483).

1972 - That same night in Faymonville, Belgium a group of four people sighted a red hat-shaped disc that flew by and stopped over a railroad station. They took three photographs of the object. (Source: SOBEPS, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 3).

1972 - At 10:42 p.m. CDT Mr. P. Reich, an aerospace writer, watched a nocturnal light make crazy, erratic maneuvers over Lake Michigan from Chicago, Illinois. It made instantaneous turns. (Source: Chicago Today, July 20, 1972).

1973 - At 9:30 p.m. a bright red oblong-shaped object suddenly appeared out of nowhere in the northwest sky over a farm north of Brunsville, Iowa. The object abruptly vanished. There were at least three independent witnesses to the event. (Source: newspaper clipping dated July 20, 1973).

1977 - An abduction by aliens including a physical exam occurred around midnight on this night in the United States (location withheld). When the abductee awoke she found three pasty white short humanoids in her living room. They were 4.5 feet tall, hairless, and had watery, liquid appearing eyes. They took her onboard a UFO by levitating her with a light beam and conducted some type of physical exam after making her lie on a metallic, exam table. For the following ten days after her return the abductee felt ill and experienced vertigo. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, Volume I: Comparative Study of Abductions, case 111).

1983 - Two photographs were taken of two UFOs in Matapouri, New Zealand on this night. They were taken one minute apart and they show two objects moving slowly across the sky. Streetlights and the planet Venus serve as references in the photos to show their relative motion. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May 1984, p. 8).

1984 - A huge boomerang-shaped object with lights running along its leading edge was seen flying over Pound Ridge, New York at 8:20 p.m. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip Imbrogno & Bob Pratt, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 106).

1986 - Several sightings of nocturnal lights and discs occurred on this night in Florida, Illinois, and Washington State. At 4:30 a.m. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 50 silvery discs maneuvered in and out of the clouds and flew off in various formations toward the west. In Metcalf, Illinois at 8:10 p.m. a shiny object turned bright white as it flew silently below the clouds. The objects shape was not possible to determine. In Maple Valley, Washington two adults and a child watched a white star-like object move to-and-fro on a wiggly flight path, flying silently to the northeast. In Monroe, Washington a round green object moved very fast from west to east at a high altitude. It left a green trail in the sky. It was not a meteor, claimed the military witness. (Source: Bob Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, cases 1116, 1124, 1127 and 1128).

1988 - An abduction occurred in Johannesburg, South Africa at 3:40 a.m. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1993).

1990 - Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. According to an article in the French UFO magazine Lumieres dans la Nuit, at 12:10 a.m. all US servicemen who were outside were ordered to go inside and remain there when their military base was illuminated by a low flying, disc-shaped UFO. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 311).

1992 - A dark cone-shaped object zigzagged through the sky over West Vancouver, British Columbia at 3:10 a.m. A 16-year-old adolescent said that short humanoid beings entered his bedroom via a closed window, apparently passing through the glass without a problem. He experienced an episode of missing time and does not recall what happened next. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 318; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 2391).

1993 - Two pulsating objects zigzag and orbit around a large craft at 4 o'clock in the morning over Wandsworth, England. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1994).

1995 - At 1:30 a.m. a square object with white lights was seen passing over houses in Sacramento, California. The houses reportedly shook from the vibration caused by the UFO. At around 6 p.m. a very big red nocturnal light was seen by police in Whyalla, South Australia to descend to close to the ground. It then took off and maneuvered around in the sky for the next four hours. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, 1995 report; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16935).

1999 - At 9:00 p.m. a dark disc-shaped object flew from the west to the east slowly over Dicomano, north-northeast of Firenze in Tuscany, Italy, then accelerated quickly and made one up-and-down jump. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1999 archived webpage).

2005 - In Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada several gray circular objects darted and played about in the sky at 11:30 p.m., making a low humming sound. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 60, citing NUFORC, original report uploaded September 2, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, animal reactions: dog barking, cigar-shaped UFOs, cone-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, erratic maneuvering lights, levitation via beam of light, luminous UFOs, missing time, nautical UFOs (UFOs seen entering or on a body of water), photographs, pre-dawn UFO reports and close encounters (between 3:00-4:30 a.m.), radio interference, red UFOs, short Grey humanoids, radioactivity, short humanoids, silvery disc-shaped UFOs, spheres, tall Nordic humanoids, UFOs with satellite objects, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson