On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 23

1909 - An airship flew over a school for several minutes during the lunch hour in Kelso, Otago County, New Zealand. The airship hovered over the school for several minutes. It approached from the Blue Mountains and first circled over the school; it was shaped like a boat, and had a figure of a man seated in it. Several drawings were made by the witnesses which matched closely. (Sources: Auckland Weekly News, July 29, 1909; Xenolog, November 1975, p. 11; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 180). 

1947 - A group of survey workers working northeast of Pitanga, Parana State, Brazil ran away when they heard a hissing noise and saw a disc-shaped object land only 50 meters away from them. Jose C. Higgins saw two figures through a window inside the craft. Later three beings in shiny clothes and translucent suits, with oversized baldheads, huge round eyes, no eyelashes or eyebrows, and a metal box on their back, emerged from the craft. They were over two meters (6.6 feet) tall. They drew a sketch of the solar system and pointed to Uranus as if to suggest that was their point of origin. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1961; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 191; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres, citing O Cruzeiro, November 13, 1954).

1947 - On this day a private pilot named Jenssen, flying at 6000 feet over Morristown, New Jersey encountered a shaft of light from above. The aircraft's engine faltered, then died, but the plane maintained its altitude. He felt a prickling sensation and saw a metallic disc above and ahead of him. He was able to re-start the plane by putting the nose down when he got control back. (Sources: Harold T. Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 70; Leonard G. Cramp, Piece for a Jig-Saw, p. 318).

1949 - At 11:40 a.m. two people fishing in a flooded quarry north of Delphi, Indiana saw two 40-foot long metallic UFOs circle and maneuver at 1500 feet altitude for three hours. There was also a third witness. (Sources: Project Blue Book, July 1949; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1428; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949 (Volume 2), p. 12).

1952 - At two o'clock in the morning a witness in Springfield, Massachusetts reported a silent orange glowing ovoid object maneuvering in the sky in a T pattern for 40 minutes. At 2:15 a.m. a Ground Observer Corp volunteer in Nahant, Massachusetts named Armpriester sighting two disc-shaped objects that flew to the northwest at 1500 feet altitude, circled Bird Rock, then flew off to the southeast. (Sources: (1 & 2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 9; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1556; NICAP files, citing newspaper clipping dated July 23, 1952).

1952 - At three o'clock in the morning four fiery teardrop-shaped flames flew rapidly toward the east over Gordonsville, Virginia and then veered sharply upward. They then repeated this staircase maneuver. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2434; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952 (Volume 9), p. 20).

1952 - At 3:50 a.m. an F-94 interceptor obtained a radar lock-on while chasing a blue-green light, which circled Braintree, Massachusetts at high speed. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 132; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 97).

1952 - At 8:20 p.m. local time a blue green ball of light approached an F-94 jet flying over the ocean east of Misawa AFB in Japan. The jet gave pursuit, but the UFO suddently shot straight up. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 17; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 13).

1952 - At 9:10 p.m. three prison guards in Norfolk, Virginia watched a silent, circular shadow overhead. It shot off at high speed in less than a minute. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 16).

1952 - At 9:15 p.m. a group of evening shift aircraft workers in Culver City, California watched a silvery elliptical object flying over their aircraft plant. It emitted two small discs, which later returned to the main object. The sighting lasted several minutes. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 156; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 60; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 182).

1956, Springfield, Massachusetts - Ms. Virginia Maratea and her sister were sitting on the back porch of her sister's home in the evening, facing west, when suddenly a glowing red object came into view. The object was shaped like a barbell, with two bulbous spheres on each end connected by an amorphous bar. The ends scintillated and were a fiery red, while the part in the center was dimly visible. She estimated the size as that of a large bomber at high altitude. (Source: Thomas Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 48).

1959 - A silver metallic disc was seen flying in an elliptical orbit in the sky over Bellevue, Washington at noon. There was no wind at the time. It vanished in an instant. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 5779; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: July-September, p. 41).

1965 - Mr. and Mrs. Diaz witnessed a light like a mercury lamp come down gently by the roadside near Perico de San Antonio, Argentina at 7:10 p.m. An upper light was extinguished, and humanoid silhouettes could be seen in a small doorway. The ground and a tree were scorched at the landing site. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1553, citing Pregon, July 25, 1965; Oscar A. Uriondo).

1965 - An object was observed to land on a ranch 45 km north of Lima, Peru by a chemical engineer, his wife, and several farmers. It remained on the ground for 45 minutes, leaving traces. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 660, citing Saucer News, issue # 61)

1966 -At 2:30 a.m. four UFOs where seen near the Shilo Royal Canadian AF airbase in Manitoba. One was at so low an altitude that it seemed about to land. (Source: Brad Steiger and Joan Whritenour, Flying Saucers are Hostile, p. 69).

1968 - In Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil a night watchman named Oliveira was on duty at the Central Electric Power Station at 1:00 a.m. when he saw a helmeted figure. Suspecting it was a criminal intruder, he tried to strike him with a metal crowbar but the figure dodged the blows and was soon joined by two other accomplices. They quickly overpowered the guard. One of the men, who, unlike the others, was dressed in yellow coveralls, uttered some unintelligible words. The security guard called out for help, at which point the three men boarded a gray colored, unlighted vehicle the size of a Volkswagen station wagon, and flew off into the air. The men were about the same size as the witness, about five foot five inches in height. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1968, p. 1; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres, p. 208, citing SBEDV; Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, December 1970, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-49 (A0953), citing APRO Bulletin).

1968 - At 5:40 p.m. a metallic object dove into the sea at Playa Penuelas, Chile. It trailed flames and smoke as it plunged downward. At 7:30 p.m. a brilliant blue object zigzagged through the sky over Palquebudis, Chile emitting orange sparks. (Source: Roberto Enrique Banchs, Las Evidencias del Fenomeno OVNI; Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1969 - On this night a UFO stopped a truck and levitated a car with four occupants in Paulo Lopes, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. The car was set down a considerable distance far ahead in what seemed like an instant. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1969; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 53).

1971 - In Manicouagan, Quebec an electrical power outage was connected to UFO sightings that evening. (Source: Claude MacDuff, FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 2).

1972 - At 4:10 a.m. in Umkomaas, Kwa-Zulu Natal province, South Africa Mr. and Mrs. Marco took two photographs of a of luminous object in the night sky. They also viewed the object through field glasses. In one of the photographs the object seems to be shaped like a domed disc. The UFO flew out to sea fast, toward the southeast. (Sources: Phillipp J. Human, FSR, September-October 1972, p. 3; FSR, March 1973, p. 30).

1972 - A large cylindrical UFO with three smaller satellite discs was sighted in Gstaad, Switzerland on this night. All UFOs suddenly vanished. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 9 (1978)).

1977 - At 12:45 a.m. a 26-year old woman and her 13-year-old niece looked out their bedroom window in Lindley, New York before retiring and saw 11 or 12 white lights in a "dipper" shaped formation that were moving about in the sky. One bright light appeared on a hill 300 yards away. They could hear a whooshing sound, then two lights rose in the air. Then next heard footsteps from the creek, about 100 yards away, and saw two small figures floating up and down in front of a tree by the creek. After this they saw several more figures, at various spots, carrying what seemed to be flashlights. They wore tight-fitting, "skin diver" suits with glowing green belts.

A luminous red rectangular object was seen by one of the witnesse. It approached the creek, and then backed away. At this point both witnesses developed severe headaches. They then saw a figure on a distant hill shining a light on a tombstone there, and the stone seemed to rise up into the air and move back and forth. A figure taller than the others, who were less than four feet tall, stood near the light on the hill and called out with an "ooh, ooh" signal. The others all approached him and, five minutes later, deployed back into adjacent fields. One of them approached the house. He came under the second story window and dropped to the ground, as if to conceal himself, he then approached the door and rattled the handle. By this time, 3:45 a.m., the older witness had called her mother, who notified the state police. All of the lights and figures disappeared just prior to the arrival of the police, the lights in the sky being indistinguishable from stars. Both witnesses believed only an hour had passed but actually over three hours had elapsed. They complained of burning eyes and headaches that lasted for two days. Footprints were found in the area. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, August 1977, p. 36; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-37 (A1742), citing Ted Phillips, Douglas Dains, & Dr Gary Truce for CUFOS).

1982 - At two a.m. four 16 year olds--with the last names Lebeau, Cousineau, and Labre--saw an intense beam of white light from a multi-colored UFO in a field in Ste-Dorothee, near Laval, Quebec. Shortly later they heard beeping, and when they shone a spotlight in the direction of the noise it revealed a five to six foot tall being with a large brown head and orange eyes. They all suffered from intense stomach pain. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, CE5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 210; FSR, November 28, 1982).

1987 - In the middle of the day six spheres made 90 degree turns in the sky in broad daylight over West Pensacola, Florida. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 198).

1990 - At 11:30 p.m. the witness had stepped out of his house in Rybnik, Poland and noticed that his dog had broken the chain that he had been tied up to. Looking up, he noticed a powerful beam of white light in the sky and a small red light moving underneath it. The white beam of light moved around erratically as if searching. The witness signaled the beam of light with his flashlight several times and it appeared to answer him by shining on the highway directly in front of him. He then became frightened and hid behind a light pole. The white beam of light approached and struck him in the leg. He ran to a nearby house but it was deserted and locked, so he then ran back to the road. The object had now come closer to the ground, and a red light and a ladder were now visible. On the ladder stood a humanoid figure, but no details could be seen because of the glare from a nearby streetlight. The being entered the object, which he described as cigar shaped. The ladder was drawn up and the red light went out. The object then left the area. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #309; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 1652, citing Bronislaw Rzepecki, Australian UFO Bulletin).

1992 - At 7:30 a.m. Peter Khoury was in bed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as a result of a recent work injury and was on pain medication. Suddenly he was wide awake and sat up in bed, because there were two humanoid females sitting on the bed, both entirely naked. The two women looked very human in nearly every detail. They had well-proportioned adult bodies. One looked Asian, with straight dark shoulder length hair and dark eyes. The other looked perhaps Scandinavian, with light colored, possibly blue eyes and long blond hair that fell half way down her back. To Khoury, the hair looked very exotic. Their faces were somewhat odd--not unattractive, but too chiseled--with high cheekbones and eyes that were two or three times larger than normal. Khoury especially noticed the blonde-haired woman. Her face was long, very long. The blonde, who was in a kneeling position on his bed, seemed to be in charge. Khoury thought that she was communicating telepathically with the dark-haired woman, who was sitting with her legs partly folded under her. Their facial expressions were almost entirely blank.

Stunned by their surprise appearance, Peter was unable to react as the blond woman suddenly reached out with both her hands and cupped the back of his head, drawing his face toward her breasts. He resisted. Apparently very strong, she pulled harder. She pulled him forward and his mouth was placed on one of her nipples, and he bit it. A piece of her nipple came loose in his teeth, but the blond woman did not cry out. She seemed shocked or confused and looked at the Asian woman, then back at the witness. Involuntarily, Khoury swallowed the small fragment in his mouth. It caught in his throat and he went into a coughing fit. The two women suddenly simply disappeared. Feeling an urge to go to the bathroom, he realized his penis felt very painful. Pulling back the foreskin he found two thin blond strands of hair wrapped tightly around it. He kept the hair samples for genetic analysis. The DNA analysis showed that the hair was human, but the genome testing suggested that the closest match would be a cross breeding of someone from Iceland with someone from Japan, a rare occurrence. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case # 3515, citing Bill Chalker, International UFO Reporter).

1995 - At eleven p.m. a black, silent, manta ray shaped flying object passed overhead in Snake River, Idaho. It had black wings that appeared to "ripple." There was no mention of lights on the UFO in the report. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 195, citing the Idaho Statesman, February 25, 1996).

1997 - In Los Angeles, California a woman reported seeing a large metallic hat-shaped object with several portholes around the rim, hovering between two buildings at 1:30 p.m. She said it made no sound, and she also reported she received a telepathic message from it. Several nights later she remembered being in a round room with windows. She had a "guide" on board the craft, who was a handsome blond haired man with a bare chest. She remembered looking down on the San Bernardino Mountains, but that was all that she could recall of the possible abduction experience. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1997 archive; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3585, citing NUFORC).

1997 - During this afternoon several locals of Vegas de Diuca, Chile including Jose and Nicolasa Estrada witnessed a small robotic figure that moved in quick jerky jumps on a nearby hill. It was reddish yellow in color. It would take quick short flights over the fields then fall down and land. It seemed to have a round head with an eye-like hole in the center. It had a tail like protrusion on its rear and two antennas like protrusions on top. Two of the witnesses, one armed with a shotgun, approached to within ten meters of the figure. Around the same time other locals reported seeing slow moving lights low over the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3903, citing UFOPR).

1997 - At 9:30 p.m. a large orange object with a tail fanning out from it was seen in Tooele, Utah. It just faded away. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1997 archive).

1999 - At 11:12 p.m. a derby-hat shaped disc with bright lights on the bottom was sighted in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. It had an approximetly 30 meter tail of sparks, and was seen changing directions and altitude. A beam of light scanned the ground. The UFO finally flew off to the east. Later, at 11:30 p.m. a craft that at first looked like a mobile home took off vertically from a field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and then executed a turn. It made a humming sound, shook, and then went straight up. (Source: George Filer, Filer's Files, 1999, volume 9, issue 34).

2000 - At around 9:50 p.m. the passengers of three cars driving on a highway near La Grange, Wisconsin became frightened when alternating lights on the road up ahead resolved into an object which became airborne. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2000 reports archive).

2001 - At 9:30 p.m. a young mother was breastfeeding her baby in her fourth floor apartment in Amasya, Turkey when she turned her head and saw a strange looking humanoid standing in front of the balcony door and curtain. After a few seconds the humanoid disappeared. She described it as about 1.05 meters in height, with very big jet-black eyes, slanting up. His head was oval-shaped and bald. His color was gray like smoke. No other details were noted because of the witness state of panic and the short duration of the encounter. There were unconfirmed reports of UFO's seen in the area that night. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing TUVPO).

2002 - Jesus Guzman videotaped a string of red lights moving very slowly across the sky in Silver Lake, Amador County, California at 10:15 p.m. The same object was seen by three witnesses in Hawthorne, California and a guard at Palos Verdes Peninsula. There were several other reports that night of V-shaped formations of lights across Los Angeles and Kern Counties. (Sources: Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 212; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2002 reports archive).

2006 - At 2:30 a.m. west of Perth, Ontario a large glowing rectangular object with light blue lights was sighted moving just above the treetops. The witness was driving on the highway at the time of the encounter, which lasted four minutes. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded October 30, 2006; Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2006, case # 439).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 18 July 2012)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; bar-bell shaped UFOs; bedroom visitation; cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs; circling maneuvers; disc-shaped UFOs; EM electrical system interference effects; Grey humanoid, hissing sound; large UFOs with satellite objects; levitation; multi-year reports from Brazil, California and Quebec; Nordic looking humanoids; physiological effects: headaches, stomach aches; possible abduction; possible time distortions; sexual encounter; V-shaped lights; very tall humanoids; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson