On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 20

1945 - At 10:50 a.m. a fast moving, silent cigar-shaped object flew over Houdain, France. Its surface was glowing, it had flames shooting from its front, and it left no contrail. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, p. 156).

1947 - At 2:30 a.m. in Idaho Falls, Idaho Mr. Denton saw a UFO swing back and forth in a pendulum motion. (Source: Idaho Daily Statesman, July 21, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 842).

1948 - A cigar-shaped object with two rows of windows was seen four times in Arnhem, Holland around 1:30 in the afternoon. It moved through the sky very fast. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, July 1948; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist! p. 249).

1950 - In Porto Novo, Brazil Mr. Campello and several others driving together in a car saw two large, silvery objects by the side of the road, one on a hill, the other on flat ground. They were about 50 meters away from each other. They drove to within 600 meters of the objects, which flew away at "an incredible speed," causing a rush of air that rocked the car. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 196 (case 81)).

1952 - At 12:30 a.m. in Dai-el-Aouagri, Morocco Mr. R. Petijean observed a 20-meter wide luminous object on the ground. It gave off bluish flashes as it took off, and left behind the smell of burning sulphur. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 199).

1952 - Seton Hall University chemistry professor Dr. A. B. Spooner of Lavalette, New Jersey reported to the Air Force that he sighted two large orange-yellow lights with some dull red coloring in trail at 12:20 a.m. The lights turned and circled for 5-6 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1952 - At 1:05 a.m. at Andrews AFB in Maryland five witnesses visually observed three red-orange objects moving erratically around the sky. During the evening USAF radar operators at the weather tower tracked ten UFOs for 15-20 minutes at Andrews AFB, Maryland. The objects approached the runway, scattered, and then made sharp turns and reversals in direction. (Source: NICAP case investigation files, report dated September 14, 1960).

1952 - At 4:30 a.m. additional unidentified radar targets were picked up and tracked on ARTC radar at National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. (Source: Richard Hall, Radar-Visual UFO cases in 1952: The UFO sightings that shook the government, p. 10).

1952 - An Army officer saw a red, cigar-shaped object hover for four minutes over Alexandria, Virginia at 9:30 p.m. (Source: NICAP case investigation files, report dated May 28, 1963).

1954 - Two men were chased by a UFO near Oslo, Norway when they had stopped their car to look at it. After the sighting a watch stopped working and the paint on their car changed color. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 207).

1955 - In the afternoon a farmhand in Edison, Georgia saw a four-foot tall, hairy little gray man without clothes emerge from some nearby woods and walk along a fence. The dwarf was visible for 25 minutes before he returned to woods. (Sources: Atlanta (GA) Constitution, July 26, 1955; Ted Bloecher).

1956 - At three o'clock in the morning a brilliant light was seen in the sky over Long Beach, California. It appeared to be a saucer-shaped craft with wires around the edges. The wires seemed to be rotating while the disc flew eastward. At 4:30 a.m a photo was taken of a light seen east of Wichita, Kansas. There were several reports from this area, but most of them appear to be misidentifications of either Mars or Venus. Three witnesses in Panorama City, California independently claimed to have observed a huge, ball-shaped object from which three beings emerged. They were nearly two meters (6.6 feet) tall, had long, blond hair, and wore tight, green suits. (Sources: Loren Gross, The fifth horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: May-July, p. 82; Civilian Saucer Intelligence-New York Newsletter, September 1956, p. 5; Project Blue Book files; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 253).

1958 - A pilot flying over Crystal Lake in Chicago, Illinois at 5:07 p.m. sighted a white disc-shaped object. The disc appeared to be the size of a basketball, and flew in a straight line. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 30).

1959 - A UFO was seen flying over a mountain in Papua New Guinea at around 6 p.m. At 10:15 p.m. a bright white cigar-shaped object flew south over the Woomera missile test range in South Australia. Many at the military base as well as in the town saw it, and the newspapers carried the report widely. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1959).

1961 - While flying in a DC-3 over Houston, Texas at eight o'clock in the morning Trans-Texas Airlines Capt. A.V. Beather sighted two very bright white lights or objects. They flew in trail formation for 30 minutes. There is a vague report from ground radar that the UFOs were picked up on radar. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1963 - A huge top-shaped object hovered, shimmered and rotated in the sky west of Burnley, England for two minutes. It shot off toward the south, but stopped again. (Source: Paul Devereax, Earth Lights Revelation, p. 100).

1964 - Mr. J.J. Winkle in Littleton, Illinois reported to the Air Force that at 4:45 a.m. he observed a 60-foot diameter flying object with a round top and flat bottom. It had a long acetylene-colored flame shooting downward from underneath the object. It flew straight and level, made a half loop, then rose up in the sky. The duration of the sighting was about one minute. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 8942; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1965 - In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia a six meter in diameter blue glowing disc landed by a creek, making a swishing sound. It gave off an orange glow on takeoff. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 5; Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 88).

1965 - At 3:00 a.m. Carlos Videla Zamudio, a hotel guest in Chanaral, Atacama province, Chile was awakened by a loud noise, looked out the window, and saw an intense red object about 10-12 meters in diameter land on the isolated beach. It was shaped like a mushroom or a top, was lighted from inside, rested on the ground silently, flew up to 30 meters, and disappeared at fantastic speed. After four or five minutes it took off with a "violent noise" and disappeared. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 658; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 317).

1965 - At around eight o'clock in the morning R. Pereyra was driving near Monte de los Curas, Quilmes, Buenos Aires province, Argentina when he saw a parachute-like object land. Going near it, he observed a chromium-looking, egg-shaped craft standing on metal legs, with a transparent upper part. A blond pilot, wearing plastic coveralls and small boots, seemed to be studying a piece of paper. Inside the craft was another man seated before an instrument panel. Shortly thereafter the object took off. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition #1, p. 40; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 659).

1965 - At 9:48 p.m. two high school students, James Murphy and Kevin Fitzgerald, in East Hartford, Connecticut sighted a round, bluish white object that flew silently to the north. At 10:30 p.m. twenty residents of Wayland, Massachusetts observed a round silver-white object that traveled to the north, stopped and hovered for 20 minutes while wobbling, and then headed north again. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1965, January-February 1966).

1965 - After 11:00 p.m. a motorist in Chesterville, Ontario, Canada encountered a domed UFO with antennae from the sides, hovering just above road. He treid to speed past it, but the object accelerated to keep up with the car for about a minute at speeds approaching 100 mph; it then climbed away out of sight. (Source: Chesterville Record, July 22, 1965; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 452).

1966 - An elongated object carrying parallel points of horizontal lights passed over the Mount Monadnock Bible Conference Grounds in Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 10:30 p.m. EDT. The lights on the object changed from white to red to orange to yellow to green and back to white. It made no sound as it flew. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 341).

Jaffrey, New Hampshire - 1966

1967 - At midnight a sparkling cloud seen over Pyle, England revealed itself to be a metallic saucer-shaped object on closer approach. It was spinning and made a noise like a jet plane. It vanished while still in sight. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1967, p. 6).

1967 - Pedro Petrelli of Guernica, Argentina heard a loud noise like a burst of wind from a hurricane and saw a bright object pass over his house at night. It seemed to be about seven-meter in diameter, circular or disc shaped, and was observed to be spinning. Some twenty people in the vicinity saw it. It stopped and hovered over some nearby trees and threw off some metallic fragments. The next morning two trees showed cuts at a height of five meters, and a third tree at three meters. On the ground were found fragments of what seemed to be burnt wood, but the inside looked like fused glass. Chemical analysis of the fragments established the presence of sulphur, copper and silicon that had been subjected to a heat of more than 1600 Celsius. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 11, citing letter from Rev. P. Reyna of Buenos Aires dated May 5, 1969 to Phenomenes Spatiaux, issue no. 20, June 1969).

1967 - At 9:15 p.m. EDT Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas had tripped and fallen on her lawn in Titusville, Florida and was just getting up when she saw a UFO about 200 feet away about 60-70 feet above the ground. It was a sixty foot in diameter, gray bell-shaped object, with an intense light coming from five square windows. In the fourth window was a thin humanoid figure with an egg-shaped head and a featureless face. It had long arms that were raised. She viewed the entity for about two minutes. Mrs. Douglas's daughter Ingrid joined her, and also saw the UFO as it moved away, but did not see the occupant. Ninety minutes later at 10:45 p.m. EDT a round green light was seen hovering over the radio transmission tower of WHP Radio in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. The object turned red, descended to around 200 feet above the ground, and an intense white light came on. It flew away behind the treeline toward the northwest. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files, reports dated July 30, 1967 and August 9, 1967; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-63, citing Clark McClelland for NICAP).

1968 - At 12:30 a.m. three 14-year-old girls at a summer camp on Lake Kaarna, Estonia were sitting outside eating when they saw a bright light descend overhead and join up with a cigar-shaped craft that had just appeared. The objects soon disappeared. Moments later, after the witnesses had gone inside their cabin, they saw a bright orange bus-shaped object on the ground about 50 meters away. It was surrounded by dazzling beams of orange yellow light, which suddenly dimmed and the object began emitting a green blue light. It had a blue green stripe around it and seemed to shrink in size, and after a few minutes the witnesses heard a buzzing sound and the object disappeared behind some bushes. One of the witnesses ran to where the object had been and saw a small human-like figure that had feminine features; the figure was standing where the object had been, and she seemed to be wearing a shiny silvery ribbon across her chest. The being suddenly rose up into the air and vanished. The next day strange ground markings were found at the site. (Sources: Juri Lina, FSR, June 1978, p. 3; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR). 

1968 - A man on a hiking trip near Cluj-Napoca, Romania was scanning the field with his binoculars at eleven o'clock in the morning when he noticed four bizarre looking humanoids standing on a field. The humanoids were standing around apparently inspecting the area except for one that appeared to be lying prone on the ground. These human like figures appeared to be naked or topless as if sunning themselves in a beach. As he watched, five minutes later a large gray balloon shaped object appeared above some trees. It was flying in a west-east direction and appeared to be about 25 meters in diameter. At one point the object ejected a small sphere that descended in a vertical parabolic trajectory disappearing behind the trees. Soon 4 bell-parachute shaped objects appeared and descend over each of the humanoids covering them completely, each of the humanoids raised their arms as if waiting to be covered by the objects. The parachute like objects then disappeared along with the humanoids. The witness described the humanoids as about 1.40 meters in height, of a robust build with short muscular legs and over-developed calves. Their skin was dark reddish in color and their hair was dark and swarthy. Their heads and faces were peculiar since they had dog or canine-like characteristics. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing Calin Turcu, Romania).

1969 - On this night John Fairfax, a trans-Atlantic sailor sailing alone, saw two star-like objects, ten times brighter than Venus. Both rose in the sky, then separated, one flying off at a low altitude, the other climbing higher in the sky; both vanished suddenly. On the same night a discovery was made of five unmanned ships west of the Azores. Two of the ships had capsized but the other three were totally undamaged despite the disappearance of all passengers and crew. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1969, p. 7; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 126, citing Reuters).

1972 - An ovoid shaped object with a dome on top was seen over the coast at Tongaat, South Africa at 4:30 a.m. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 9 (1978)). 1600

1972 - In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa a pink cone-shaped UFO appeared directly in front of a car at eleven o'clock in the morning, then descended into a cemetery. (Source: Charles Bowen, FSR, November-December 1972, p. 16).

1974 - The fire lookout at Satus Peak in Yakima County, Washington recorded seeing an unexplained ball of light for twenty minutes beginning at 11:15 p.m. Records show that similar sightings occurred here on the same date in 1973 and again in 1981. (Source: Greg Long, Examining the Earthlight Theory: The Yakima UFO Microcosm, pp. 127, 128, 134)

1975 - An orange-red metallic disc flew past a plane flying near Williams Air Force Base in Arizona. The plane was being flown by a man named Royce. It disappeared at great speed. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 39; Saga UFO Report, July 1977, p. 37).

1975 - On a cloudy evening at around 10:00 p.m. an enormous disc-shaped object shot huge beams of energy at four witnesses in Bay Village, Ohio. It was estimated to be at an altitude of one thousand feet and made no sound. It also reportedly had legs or landing gear. (Sources: Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated August 5, 1975; FSR, April 1976, p. 24).

1982 - In the middle of the afternoon a local cattleman in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain was on his motorcycle using a seldom traveled road when his motorcycle came to a stop and would not start. He then walked to what he thought was a tanker truck a hundred meters away, but when he got to about 30 meters away from it he saw two huge human-like figures standing in the middle of the road. They wore shiny metallic armored suits and fishbowl-like clear helmets. One stood near a wire fence and was looking at the cattle in the nearby field. The beings then walked back to the object as if in slow motion. They entered the object through an open hatch, which took off silently towards the north. Ground traces were reportedly found at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case # 98, citing investigator Fernandez-Peri and Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Enciclopedia de Los Encuentros con OVNIs).

1990 - At 7:30 p.m. a retired Navy pilot and his wife saw a huge bluish-white glowing orb in the sky over Pensacola, Florida. It arced down and dove toward Pensacola Bay. (Source: C. Joseph Barron, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1990).

1990 - At 11:00 p.m. a red ball of light, half a meter in diameter, chased two witnesses in Soledade, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil for 20 minutes. They felt heat from the object. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 85).

1995 - A zigzagging object with flashing lights was seen over Puget Sound from Ballard, Washington at 1:00 a.m. It was seen again by a witness east of Port Orchard, Washington at 2:15 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1999 - At three o'clock in the morning an object was seen flying toward the witness in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As it got closer the witness could see that it was not a helicopter. Two human occupants were seen inside the craft. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 1999 web page).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: air displacement; car pursuits; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; erratic maneuvers; fishbowl helmets; flame from UFO; human looking UFO occupants; landings and landing traces; multi-year reports from Yakima, Washington; orange UFOs; rush of air from passing UFOs; silvery UFOs; tall Nordic humanoids; thin faceless UFO occupant; two UFOs flying in tandem; UFOs flying in formation; vehicle EM ignition interference effect; very large humanoids; wristwatch stopped working; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson