On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 24

1909 - At Kaka Point, southwest of Riwaka, New Zealand six boys on the beach sighted a house-sized luminous dirigible-shaped airship at around 9:00 p.m. It glided and maneuvered near some rocks on the coast, zigzagged, rose and fell, then shot away to the north. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 180; Xenolog, November 1975, p. 10; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 280, citing Bruce Cathie, Harmonic 33, p. 122).

1948 - At 2:45 a.m. the captain and co-pilot of an Eastern Airlines DC-3, Chiles and Whitted, while flying over Montgomery, Alabama reported seeing a torpedo-shaped UFO with two rows of lighted windows and a red exhaust. It buzzed them head on, veered to the right, and then shot straight up. (Sources: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers - Serious Business, p. 90; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 44; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. and Harold Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 164).

Chiles and Whitted UFO Sighting - 1948

1949 - A pilot flying a twin engine plane over Mountain Home, Idaho at 12:03 p.m. encountered seven dark delta-wing objects flying in a V formation at a speed of 600 mph and an altitude of 8500 feet. They executed a sharp turn without banking. His plane experienced engine difficulty with one engine. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Kenneth Arnold and Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 143; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 49; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 179; newspaper clipping dated July 25, 1949).

1951 - A 150-foot long cylinder with many black spots and fins at one end flew at 900 mph at an altitude of 1500 feet over Portsmouth, New Hampshire at 7:10 p.m. It was seen for 20 seconds by two military witnesses, Cobb and Fein. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 943).

1952 - At three o'clock in the afternoon many witnesses and television cameras outside the Democratic Convention in Columbus, Ohio equipped with telephoto lens followed a UFO across the sky being chased by a USAF jet interceptor. The report was carried by the Associated Press wire service. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 15).

1952 - At Travis AFB, California a bright orange light witnessed by three military men--Mezo, Hanson, and Steen--looked like it was coming in for a landing, but then it stopped and hovered, made a slow turn to the west, and shot off at high speed. A Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1588; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 273).

1952 - At 3:40 p.m. near Carson Sink, Nevada three silver arrowhead-shaped or triangular UFOs flew in a V formation at an estimated speed 1000 mph, crossing the sky in front of a B-25 USAF bomber. The military witnesses onboard the bomber were named McGinn and Barton, and their sighting was brief, lasting less than 10 seconds. A Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1584; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 182; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 273).

1952 - At 7:30 p.m. in Arnheim, The Netherlands four discs passed over the city, followed by 50 Saturn-shaped objects flying in a V formation. They all suddenly shot straight up into the sky. (Sources: Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 26; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 129).

1952 - At 10:20 p.m. ground based air defense radar picked up a bogey over Alaska southeast of Talkeetna. A fighter jet was vectored into the location and also made radar contact but no visual sighting, and it couldn't catch up with the UFO moving at 550 knots. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 17).

1952 - At 11:00 p.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas two in car watched six 6- inch diameter discs overhead. One passed over the hood of their car, emitting smoke. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 18).

1952 - At 11:30 p.m. orange balls of light were seen flying in circular orbits over the ocean in Key West, Florida. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952 (Volume 9), p. 27).

1960 - Frank Porcello and two others saw two UFOs maneuver over Portville, New York at 8:45 p.m. The sighting lasted more than four minutes. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 64; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 113).

1963 - On this morning two ten year old boys with the last names Lee and Duffy were buzzed by a domed, disc-shaped object that descended from an overcast sky while they were playing outdoors in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England at 8:30 a.m. (Sources: Orbit, Tyneside, England, Volume 2 (1963), p. 23); Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist! p. 165; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 6371, citing Paris Flammonde).

1964 - Mr. Malone and two other men saw a UFO maneuvering in the sky over Binghamton, New York at 9:00 o'clock in the evening. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1964, p. 6).

1967 - At ten p.m. Daniel Bonifait and his family were driving between Mareuil and Ste-Hermine, France when they saw a red disc the size of a building, fall behind a hill 300 meters away from them. Dark forms were observed on the disc's surface, and the forest seemed to be ablaze as the witnesses drove away in fear. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 859).

1968 - At 10:30 p.m. a cigar shaped object with a bright light flew behind some trees in the community of Oldeboorn, The Netherlands. A smaller object flew between the houses close to the ground. Dogs barked, and the witness was terrified. (Sources: UFO Nachtrichten, November 1968; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 73).

1969 - On this day in Tepic, Nayarit state, Mexico a five meter in diameter disc maneuvered silently at tree top level. It was tilted at an angle as it flew, and possibly landed nearby. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1969, p. 3).

1970 - At 11:30 p.m. a mushroom-shaped UFO maneuvered at treetop level three kilometers outside the town of Villalba del Alcores, Spain. It left behind burnt plants and leaves. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 128; Stendek, June 1971, p. 4).

1977 - At 10:30 p.m. on Route 951 east of Cruis, France a couple, Mr. & Mrs. Gaizand, reported seeing a white luminous form shaped like a hemisphere sitting on the ground by the side of the road. The object was about 7-8 meters in diameter and about 2.50 meters in height, and was about 40 meters away from the road. It had three bright bluish-white lights. Next to the craft stood two human-like figures. The figures were about 1.65 meters in height and wore gray uniforms and helmets. Mrs. Gaizand was seized by a panic and begged her husband to drive away. Both suffered from conjunctivitis and insomnia after the encounter. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1980, issue # 195).

1978 - In Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England an object looking exactly like helicopter but making absolutely no sound was sighted at 11:45 p.m. It had a bright light in front, several large orange lights in the rear, and flew at a low altitude. No helicopters were known to be flying on this night. (Source: D. N. Mansell, Awareness, October 1978, p. 11, & December 1978).

1981 - A huge silent disc-shaped UFO was seen for three to ten minutes by thousands over Ningsia, China. It flew at a very high altitude and left a spiral trail. It made no sound. About ten minutes later in Qinghai, China a huge lens-shaped disc with portholes was seen by thousands. It flew from the northeast to the southwest. Photographs of the object were taken, and several drawings were published. In Zigong, Henan Province, China at 11:00 p.m. thousands saw a domed disc-shaped UFO for up to two hours. (Sources: Wendell Stevens & Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 226-227; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 235; John Wallace Spencer & Hilary Evans, Phenomenon: Forty Years of Flying Saucers, p. 62).

1984 - At 9:00 p.m. a very large boomerang-shaped UFO hovered only 300 feet over an active vent of the Indian Point Nuclear Plant cooling tower for 15 minutes on the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. Several guards came forward to report the incident, reporting there were a total of eleven witnesses to the UFO at the plant that night, and that the security guards broke out shotguns. A big coverup by government officials was claimed. (Sources: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, June 1985, p. 8; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 14168, citing George C. Andrews, Extra-Terrestrials Among Us, p. 302; J. Allen Hynek & Philip J. Imbrogno, Night Seige: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 148; Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 120; Peter Brookesmith, UFO: The Complete Sightings, p. 128).

1984 - At 10:20 a videotape was made by a Mr. Pozzouli of a ring of lights in the dark sky over Brewster, New York in the Hudson River Valley, suggesting a dark circular, ellipsoid, or disc-shaped object. Analysis of the videotape was done by Dr. Lew Allen of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek & Philip J. Imbrogno, Night Seige: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 128; Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 2).

1987 - An ovoid shaped object hovered over US Route 301 in Savannah River, Georgia not far from the Savannah River nuclear facility. It had green and orange bands of color alternating from the top and bottom. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 84).

1988 - At 2:40 a.m. on Lake Ojesjon in Kopparberg, Sweden three brilliant hat-shaped discs followed a boat for five kilometers. The four witnesses reported that there was an "oppressive silence" that surrounded the UFO. (Source: Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden Newsletter, issue # 34).

1991 - An aluminum colored domed disc, shaped like a baseball cap without the visor, was seen by a 49-year-old housewife in Port Crane, New York at 11:35 a.m. It reflected the sunlight, but then appeared to shrink to a horizontal line that disappeared. (Source: Donald Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 17, citing R. Hamilton, field investigator, case 911101E).

1993 - In the early pre-dawn hours of this day a woman living in West Palm Beach, Florida awoke feeling very groggy and heard a peculiar low frequency buzzing sound. Two men came into her bedroom, carried her outside, and loaded her into a waiting, large "military type" truck. The witness felt semi-conscious and groggy during the truck ride. The truck drove into an underground chamber located in the side of a large hill, through a door that opened upwards. The interior was dimly lit. A three-foot-tall Grey humanoid with slanted eyes, who wore a black hooded cape, met her there. The being had a greenish gray complexion and seemed to hover just above the floor, sometimes poking her with an unseen instrument. She sensed hostility from the being, which kept circling her in an attempt to force her to lie down on a nearby metal table. The witness resisted and blacked out. She later she found herself back on her bed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1665, citing Karla Turner, Ph.D., Taken).

1993 - On this day a long crop formation of circles and rings was found in a wheat field in East Kennett, Wiltshire, England. It was given the name "the Lozenge". (Source: Lucy Pringle, Crop Circles: The Greatest Mystery of Modern Times, p. 38).

1993 - At 10:30 p.m. a man saw a spherical object low in the sky over Dundee, Scotland. It glowed with a strange intensity 100 feet above the ground, and then began to ascend. After several minutes it lost its blinding intensity, split into two, then split again into two groups of 3-4 lights, all white. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 143).

1993 - At 11:00 p.m. four metallic discs were sighted in the sky over Chaumes-en-Brie, France. Each object was encircled by a different color of lights. They hovered for 15 minutes, then flew off quickly to the north. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 320).

1999 - At 7:50 p.m. a lone cloud was seen in the sky east of Alamosa, Colorado on highway 60. Inside the cloud was a disc-shaped object hovering in place. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 4 October 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aircraft UFO encounters, bedroom visitation, cigar-shaped UFOs, cloud or fog surrounding UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, dome or mushroom shaped UFOs, landings or near landings, large UFO with satellite object, multi-year reports from Great Britain and New York, mystery helicopter, nuclear facilities, radar reports, red UFOs, short humanoids, triangular UFOs, vanishing UFOs, V formations, zigzag maneuvers.