On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 21

1947 - At 10:15 a.m. Mr. James E. Petteway of Boise, Idaho briefly sighted an oval object flying on a straight steady course to the north-northeast. It was bright, like polished silver, and flew at an estimated speed of 600 miles per hour, at 7000 feet altitude. (Source: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case # 844, citing the Boise Idaho Daily Statesman, July 22, 1947).

1952 - At 6:30 p.m. two U.S. Air Force officers, Dougher and Strong, in separate locations at Wiesbaden Air Base in Hesse state, Germany watched two to four long, slender objects for 10-15 minutes. The UFOs were described as bright yellow lights. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted as official statistics, case 1514; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 271; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1952 - At 10:30 a.m. a UFO was tracked on radar at Dobbins AFB, Georgia at a speed of 1200 miles per hour and at an altitude of 50,000 feet. (Sources: NICAP files, citing newspaper source; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952 (Volume 9), p. 3; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 160).

1952 - While flying ten miles northwest of Kermit, Texas a private pilot experienced total radio failure when he encountered a brilliant white light playing in the sky near a bank of high altitude clouds. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 49, citing Jan Aldrich).

1952 - On the second day in a row more than 25 workers at the Northrup Aircraft Factory in Los Angeles, California watched as two flying saucers were sighted hovering and cutting capers over their aircraft plant for more than an hour. This occurred for a total of four evenings in a row, beginning at around 7:00 p.m. The objects were high in the sky and resembled pulsating stars, but they shot away as if controlled. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown, New Jersey talk on April 16, 2005, p. 47, citing San Francisco Chronicle, July 24, 1952).

1956 - At 11:00 a.m. police in Escuintla, Guatemala sighted a luminous, cigarette-shaped object that zig-zagged silently through the sky. After that four disc-shaped objects whizzed by, low and fast, flying o the northwest. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4677; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: January-April, p. 87).

1959 - At 10:00 p.m. in St. Rose, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana a 0.6 meter in diameter sphere flew over at 30 km/hour heading south at an altitude of 700 meters. It made a slight buzzing sound. It changed colors, and then made a 180 degree turn traveling back to the northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 5775, citing Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: July-September, p. 41).

1960 - On this evening a power failure occurred in Miami, Florida after a misty blue cloud with a bright center was seen. A crowd chased a "spaceman" wearing bubble headgear "with gold in it" down Collins Avenue, but lost him. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0501, citing newspaper clipping dated July 22, 1960).

1965 - In Macias, Entre Rios province, Argentina at eleven o'clock at night Felipe Martinez reportedly met with humanoid UFOnauts for the third time since they had first contacted him. He was told that the "space people" would soon show themselves to people everywhere on earth. They also told him that on December 3 that year they would return to take Martinez and his family, and then they would then burn up the entire earth as punishment for our disbelief in their existence. Obviously, none of these prophesized events subsequently occurred. Four of the crew he met with were little men less than three feet tall, while the fifth man was over six feet tall and blond. This last crew member wore metallic plates on his arms, which had numerous small lights. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-22 (A0634), citing FSR; Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 40).

1965 - The USAF Keweenaw Radar Site in Michigan had multiple radar contacts with seven or more unknown targets. This was tied to an inflight sighting of 7 UFOs over Duluth, Michigan. (Source: Flying Saucers, March 1966, p. 9).

1966 - At 7:30 p.m. a man saw a UFO land in the desert near his home in Van Horn, Texas. Approaching its reddish glow, he ran into three small creatures standing near a scrub tree. They spun around toward him, and one of them yelled something in a high-pitched, child like voice. The little beings then all ran back to the saucer-shaped UFO, which flashed away seconds later. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-28, citing Kevin Randle & Ted Bloecher).

1967 - At 12:30 a.m. a 40-year-old witness was out in his garden in Wissons, France when he noticed a greenish glow on the ground. The glow was in a nearby field next to a cemetery. Within the glow he could see two shiny silvery figures moving about, apparently floating just above the ground. The figures soon disappeared from sight. Later, two V-shaped depressions were found on the ground in the same area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 195, Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).

1967 - At 2:30 a.m. Barbara Fawcett, age 18, and her sister saw a yellow "jagged" object rise above a swamp near Jewfish Creek, Florida. A dog riding in their car became fearful of the low flying yellow light, which flew just 15 feet above the roadway in Pompano Beach. The UFO then veered off to the right and landed on a sand dune to the east of the road. Air Force investigators found a very large scorched area at the spot. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1967, p. 7; NICAP UFO Investigator, October1967, p. 4; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 14; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 858, citing APRO).

1967 - On this afternoon in Pamlico County, North Carolina 14-year-old Ronnie Hill was playing in the garden when he noticed a strange odor in the air, and his eyes began to tear. He then saw a spherical object about three meters in diameter descend from the sky and land in a nearby field. Thinking that nobody would believe him, he ran inside his home and obtained a small Kodak camera. Once back outside he saw a small figure emerge from behind the object. The figure was about 1.25 meters in height, wore a tight-fitting silvery suit and carried in its hand a black object that it inserted into the ground, The entity then returned to the object, which took off into the sky at high speed. The odor was described as resembling propane gas. Ronnie Hill also noticed a total lack of sound during the encounter. A controversial photograph of the humanoid and UFO was taken and subsequently publicized. The photograph is widely regarded as a hoax by UFO investigators, with an eggshell used to model the UFO. (Source: John A. Keel, FSR, January-February 1969, p. 15).

1967 - At 10:15 p.m. a security guard, Sidney Zipkin, age 50, was driving through a large parking lot in Churchville, New York when he observed a 16-meter-long cigar-shaped object with green lights under it land on the parking lot pavement. He stopped his truck within 30 meters of the object with the truck headlights aimed on it, and was surprised to see two dwarfs dressed in shiny black uniforms rush by his vehicle and enter the craft, which took off straight up in a vertical ascent. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 860).

1969 - At 1:00 a.m. a bang was heard at the door and the dog began barking in Cannes, Alpes-Maritime Department, France. Looking out, two boys saw a small white sphere that was hovering over a rose bush outside. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 8911, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 152).

1969, Waldo, Maine - Randolph Whitcomb had just pulled off Route 137 onto Birches Road at 1:45 a.m. when his car radio "went haywire", fading into static. Then he noticed that his car hood was reflecting a red glare. Looking up, he saw a large, glowing red object hovering low over his vehicle. Startled, Whitcomb raced the three miles home. The UFO paced him the entire distance and "moved off fast" as he turned into his driveway. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, September-October 1969, p. 3).

In 1970 an unidentified flying object described as looking like a silver bowl inverted upon another silver bowl was sighted hovering in the sky over Lynn, Massachusetts at 7:45 a.m. It was tipped slightly at an angle. (Source: Raymond Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, p. 356).

Lynn, Massachusetts - 1970

1972 - At 8:30 p.m. in Pinelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa a witness by the name of Alexander saw a bright red object only two or three meters from the ground. It turned orange and then a golden color. As it rose up it made a large circle in the sky and then shot off. (Source: Argus, July 22, 1972; FSR, November-December 1972, p. 16).

1973 - At 9:00 p.m. two motorists on highway 139 in Gavignano, Corsica, France felt paralyzed at the same time as the lights, radio, and engine of their vehicle died. They also felt very cold, and while they were unable to move they witnessed a bright shining object rise from ground, and then shoot into the sky. (Sources: FSR, April 1978, p. 31; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 57)

1975 - A 40-year-old artist named Malichev, living in Solnechnogorsk, Russia not far from Moscow claimed he had communicated telepathically with three UFO occupants. Their leader, a woman, told him he had a stable psychological system, which was why they had contacted him. They arrived in the middle of the afternoon on this day in a disc-shaped craft with three antennae. He was taken on an otherworldly journey, apparently to a planet with three moons. (Source: Jacques Vallee, The Soviet UFO Chronicle, p. 202).

1977 - At 4:15 a.m. Police Officer John W. Bruner, a deputy sheriff, was on duty In Porter, Texas and was the first person to observe the UFO. Officer Bruner and his partner Officer Coogler were parked west of the object, which appeared to be approximately hald a mile to a mile away. Bruner and Coogler got out of their vehicle and tried to observe the object better by shinning their light on it. The object moved toward the men and the officers turned off the light because they became nervous at seeing the object's response to their light. The object then moved back to its original location. They agreed that the object appeared to have six portholes surrounding a type of framework. The two officers observed the UFO for approximately 45 minutes. During that time period, the UFO appeared to stand still in mid air, pulsate, travel at incredible speeds, and fly erratically. The officers described the UFO's apparent size to be about that of a grapefruit at arm's length. Officer Bruner was convinced that the object he saw was neither a balloon nor a helicopter. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1977, page 4).

1982 - In Whitley City, Kentucky at 2:00 a.m. a top-shaped object lit up a garden with a red beam of lightdirected downwards. The craft had 30 lights around its rim. It flew to the north, then circled back, and finally flew off by making a vertical ascent. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14419, citing APRO Bulletin, February 1982).

1991 - Two flying humanoids, a man and a woman, landed on the hood of a truck moving at 50 mph down a highway near La Tigra, Argentina, and remained seated there until they got to town. They were described as very tall and very pale in complexion, and had blond hair and wore tight-fitting white uniforms.The lone male truck driver said that the beings remained sitting on the hood until the truck approached the outskirts of town, where they suddenly disappeared. Tracks were said to have been found on the hood of the truck. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, addendum case # 2, citing Richard Heiden).

1991 - Three young girls (ages 10-12) had stayed up late to watch a TV program and had gone into the backyard to play on a trampoline in Springfield, Missouri at two o'clock in the morning. They noticed a white, oval-shaped light moving rapidly from the side of the house to a corner of the backyard, where a large tree stood. One of the girls then noticed a strange-looking humanoid figure standing near the trampoline. It was about 4½ feet tall and completely white in color, with thin long arms and a huge pear-shaped head that was completely bald. It had two large black almond-shaped eyes, and it was very skinny with long skinny fingers on its long arms. The girls next ran back into the house and attempted to tell an older cousin of the incident, but the cousin ignored them and went back to bed. The girls then went back into the den and resumed watching television. Moments later their cat began acting strangely and the television screen went blank. At this point all three then saw the same humanoid again, looking at them through a window. The humanoid moved its head in a jerky mechanical manner. The girls ran and hid in the basement, where they stayed for the remainder of the night. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2306; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, case # 726; Duane & Susan Bedell, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 282).

1994 - At two o'clock in the afternoon an oval-shaped object was observed hovering over Taharti Lake, British Columbia, Canada for three minutes. It was about the size of a car. All of the witnesses returned to their cabin, but that night all five witnesses are unable to account for the next 24 hours. Their UFO sighting and the missing time incident is reported to the RCMP. (Source: Frank Ducks, 1994 Canadian UFO Survey Report, case # 85).

1997 - A craft flying at 15 meters altitude with three white fixed lights was seen in Cholet, Maine-Loire department, France. Its speed was slow, and the encounter lasted 10 minutes. A deafening buzz could be heard during the passage of this object. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 257).

2002 - Argentine Policeman Guillermo Arias was on patrol in Chaj'n, Cordoba Province, Argentina at 11:00 p.m. when a radio call alerted him that police in neighboring Achiras had sighted lights heading toward them.  As he was driving his police patrol van he spotted a formation of seven lights, and followed them for 10 kilometers down a rural dirt road when his vehicle's engine died, his dashboard lights and interior lights began turning on and off, and his radio went haywire with the dial displaying random frequencies. The van also filled with an acrid odor like burnt wiring. Badly frightened, Arias ran from his van and in the process lost his mobile phone. At this point an immense light rose from an adjacent field, coming from a large, 200 meter long, triangular object. He described it as looking like a "floating city" with a long row of about 100 windows.

Sr. Arias then saw something moving behind him, which he described as "non-human" in appearance. Numerous beams of light came out of the giant triangle craft, directed at the ground for several seconds. The object suddenly rose and sped away, illuminating the area like daylight. Recovering from his fear, Arias returned to the van and notified his fellow officers of his experience. He was told that reinforcements were being sent out to meet him. Patrolman Barrios from Achiras talked to him over the radio, trying to keep him calm, while Sgt. Medina was the first backup officer to arrive on the scene. He was joined by Sgt. Cordoba, among other officers, who reached the rural location to lend their assistance to their comrade in distress. (Source: George Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, pp. 107-108, citing translation by Scott Corales from Circulo Ovnilogico Riocuartense).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs barking and fearful, buzzing sound, car pursuits, disc-shaped UFOs, entity reports from teenage and pre-teen witnesses, flying humanoids, fog or mist, free will abductions, low flying UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from France and New England, oval-shaped UFOs, physiological effects: paralysis, police encounters, radar tracking of UFOs, RF interference, sensation of cold, short humanoids, telepathy, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson