On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 25

1938 - A lieutenant in the Spanish Army in Guadalajara, Spain saw a dark, lens-shaped UFO descend toward the ground at 11:30 p.m. The disc was eleven meters in diameter and the top and bottom secions spun in opposite directions. A transparent column from underneath the object came down slowly, and two figures could be seen moving around inside the column. A blue beam of light was projected at the witness by the UFO, and he felt a chilling cold sensation. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos).

1952 - A man who was fishing in the pre-dawn hours in the Serchio River in the Tuscany region of Italy saw a disc hovering for ten minutes. From it hung a hose that plunged into the water. The object was 20 meters in diameter, with five propellers in the rear and a dome with something like blades on top. An orange glow could be seen through slits along the deck. A man wearing a diving helmet looked at the witness through a window, and he received a kind of electric shock as a "green ray" hit him. He looked up with difficulty, in time to see the object fly away toward the east. Six days later a stranger with a foreign accent contacted the witness and intimidated him. (Sources: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 137; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 181 (case 95); Peter Rogerson, A Worldwide Catalog of Type I Reports, p. 244).

1954 - Middle Sister Island, on U.S.-Canadian border in western Lake Erie. At 7:12 p.m. L.B. Tussing, an attorney, saw a black cylindrical object, 12 times longer as it was wide, moving fast across the surface of the lake. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3483).

1957 - Russian coastal artillery batteries fired on high speed UFOs on this day along the Pacific Coast of the Soviet Union. (Source: Ion Hobana, UFOs from behind the Iron Curtain, p. 41).

1957 -- At 12:45 p.m. a brilliant disc spun as it flew fast across the sky at a slight tilt in Oregon City, Oregon. (Source: Project Blue Book files).

1957 - Mr. Joao Guimaraes, who was a professor at the Catholic Faculty of Law in Santos, was sitting near the shore in Sao Sebastiao, Brazil at 7:10 p.m. when he saw a hat-shaped, luminous craft approach from the sea and land near him. From it came a metallic stairway. Two normal men with long, fair hair hanging to their shoulders, a youthful appearance and wearing one-piece suits, came down, gave no verbal answers to his questions, but invited him "telepathically" to come aboard the craft. Inside the illuminated compartment, he sat on a circular seat with the crew. The machine rose for a short flight. On his return, Guimaraes found that his watch no longer worked. (Sources: Charles Bowen, The Humanoids: FSR Special Issue #1, p. 36; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 256).

1957 - A UFO was seen zigzagging through the sky over North Havre, Montana at 11:30 p.m. (Source: Project Blue Book).

1959 - In Gaiawanaki, Papua New Guinea a beam of light shone down on men on the beach, lighting up the area like day. A domed disc came down to a low altitude. It had a dark, concave base, and illuminated dome, and traveled on its side in the sky. (Source: Norman Cruttwell, UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special Edition No. 4, p. 25).

1959 - On this day at about 1:30 p.m. in Irondequoit, New York W.D. Neva, a technical illustrator, saw a thin, crescent-shaped object with a small white dome in the center resembling a gun turret at 1:00 p.m. The object flew at an estimated 800 mph, banked, and disappeared from view behind some trees after 5-10 seconds. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 6446; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1965 - Two five-foot long cylinders connected by cross-bars landed in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada at 4:30 p.m. A five foot tall being was seen outside. There were three witnesses, and the encounter lasted five minutes. (Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 44).

1965 - In Castalia, Ohio 16-year-old M. D. Harris, an amateur astronomer, was viewing the night sky at 9:15 p.m. when he saw what looked like a bright blue star move 90 across of the sky in 10-15 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 9550; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns).

1965 - On this night Mr. Alva was awakened by a strange sound and saw an object on the ground near the Chosica Power Plant, Peru emitting flashes of green light. He woke up other employees, who had time to note that the object was about three meters in diameter, had small windows in its upper part, and a revolving telescopic appendage. The investigating commission found dark, triangular traces on the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 661).

1966 - College student James Clark was driving home after 1:00 a.m. between Greenville and Vanceboro, North Carolina when he saw a flying object that followed him even though he drove at high speeds attempting to elude it. He finally stopped to watch it, but became afraid when it flew within 100 meters of the car, only 15 meters above the ground. The lights on the object pulsated, and the color changed in sequence, orange to red to blue to green and then back to orange, and it also wobbled on its axis. It came within 30 meters, then suddenly left straight up. It flew up and out of sight in less than five seconds. The entire incident lasted an hour. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 10781; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook Unknowns; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 782).

1968 - At 2:05 a.m. in Olavarria, Buenos Aires, Argentina a corporal and several other soldiers went to a spot where a UFO, emitting multicolored flashes and making a droning sound, appeared about to land. It settled to the ground and three beings more than six feet tall, wearing silvery uniforms, emerged and advanced with slow, unsteady steps toward the soldiers. The corporal fired a burst of submachine gun fire at them, upon which the beings lifted up their hands to show a small luminous ball, whereupon all the witnesses were overcome by a strange lassitude and were incapable of using their guns. Only after the beings re-entered the UFO and it had taken off with a zigzag motion did the soldiers recover their faculties. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-50, citing newspaper source).

1968 - At 5:30 a.m. Oscar Augustin D'Onofrio was traveling on Route 3 in General Alvear, Buenos Aires, Argentina when he observed at the 37 km mark, 100 meters away from the road, a luminous spot that gradually increased in size. The engine of his car stopped working, and the witness remained paralyzed without being able to move. Moments later there emerged a "spaceship," which shot out sparks. He saw two figures, but at that distance he could not make out their characteristics. The UFO rose up and disappeared. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-90, citing Carlos Banchs).

1968 - A family of three in Pastora, Argentina saw a silvery object about 25 feet in diameter. The engine of their car began to slow down, then die completely as the object came near. The object, which looked like a spinning top, hovered for five minutes only 10 meters from the road. Then it rose quickly and vanished — the engine came back on by itself. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 243, citing FSR Case Histories, Supplement No. 16)

1969 - A two-meter diameter orange sphere flew to the southwest at only 12 meters over a path in Estival, France. It returned a short time later flying to the northwest. (Source: Claude Poher, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, case 2785).

1969 - At around 8 p.m. a huge delta-shaped object stopped over a witness's car in North Augusta, Ontario and subsequently a one-hour episode of missing time occurred. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8919).

In Jabreilles des Bordes, France at 5:30 p.m. in 1970 a disc landed on four legs. It had two antennas, one 45 cm long and one 1.5 meters long. There were physiological effects experienced by the witness. (Source: 1972 MUFON Conference Proceedings, p. 50).

1971 - A silent domed disc flew west to east, then stopped near Perth, Ontario. When the witness raised a camera to take a photo it vanished in place! (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9332).

1972 - The witness, a 37-year-old woman, saw a blue light from a saucer-shaped object nearby while driving in Frankston, Victoria, Australia on this evening. She tried to accelerate away from the object, but her car's engine died, although the headlights remained on. She felt as if she was "under observation" and heard a voice. Her engine then started by itself and the saucer left. The woman had seen the same object before on July 3. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 319, citing ACUFOS)

1973 - A sighting of a humanoid, with no UFO seen, was reported in Durham, Maine. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 999, citing Brunswick Times Record, July 27, 1973).

1978 - A large metallic cylindrical object hovered for 30 seconds between Roche-Posay and Chatelle, France at 9:15 p.m. It moved, then hovered again, then moved away toward the southwest making short stops. (Pierre Delval, Ouranos, vol. 24 (1978), p. 10).

1979 - At 2:00 a.m. in Canoga Park, California a large white light made several passed at a car. One hour later a diffuse white ball of light maneuvered in the sky for 30 minutes over the Chatsworth Reservoir. At 3:15 a housewife and cocktail waitress was abducted while driving home from work by a UFO she thought was a plane crashing. She experienced an episode of missing time and partial amnesia about other events, but did recall undergoing a physical exam while lying on her back. A probe was inserted into her leg, and her eyes were dabbed with a liquid. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Davd F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2212).

1979 - At 11:30 a.m. Federico Ibanez, a 54-year-old farmer, was out driving his car in his vineyards in Turis, Valencia, Spain when he sighted something white and shiny ahead of him. He thought at first it was his neighbor's car, but when he rounded a bend in the road the object blocking the road resembled a vertical half-egg that stood on legs, with the truncated end facing downwards. It was nine feet high and almost 3 feet wide. He then noticed two 3-foot-tall beings running toward the object. The wore white shiny outfits that covered their head and came down to their knees. They had small black legs that ended in little feet that looked like "boxing gloves." Their faces were blank except for what appeared to be a black protruding face mask of some sort. Within seconds the beings entered the object, which then took off throwing up a cloud of dust. Sr. Ibanez got back in his car and drove off to inspect his vines. A subsequent investigation found four circular marks on the road forming a precise rectangle. The farmer, who knew nothing about UFOs, had a solid reputation among his friends and neighbors. (Sources: Patrick Huyghe, The Field Guide to Extraterrestrials, p. 46; Gordon Creighton, The Encounter at Turis, FSR, June 1982, pp. 17-18).

1981 - At around 4:00 a.m. a bright silver disc with six round portholes was seen by the crew of an Iberia B-727 airliner as it flew between Valencia and Barcelona, Spain. It appeared to be reflecting sunlight in the dawn sky.

1982 - At 4:00 o'clock in the morning a bullfighter in Punta Umbria, Spain observed blinking re and yellow lights near the beach. He thought it was the scene of a car accident and approached. What he saw was a square-shaped craft and a 3-meter (10 foot) tall robot standing at the side of the UFO. It had no arms, and the head was covered with a metal mesh material. It made guttural sounds. Later that day several independent witnesses reported seeing a blunt gray, 300-foot long cigar-shaped object with windows fly over woods and the sewage treatment plant in Latrobe, Pennsylvania heading west. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 0640; MUFON UFO Journal, October 1983).

1990 - Two 14-year-old girls in Ferriere-La-Grande, France watched a white triangular object hover for 2 minutes, point up. The craft then shot straight up extremely fast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 302).

1991 - A white sphere hovered over a field on this night in Carleton, Quebec. Several times a much smaller red light emerged from the white object, descended to the ground, drifted for awhile, ascended, and then merged back into the large object. (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 229).

1992 - On this day in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico a UFO abductee was allegedly visited by a man with human appearance and "Hindu" features. In a telepathic communication the abductee was informed that the Grey aliens were androids, and lived for only a few days before then were recycled. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 0772).

1992 - Three young men were racing dirt bikes on a river bank in Tarasovka, Ukraine when they saw a luminous sphere land. A 1.6 meter (5.5 feet) tall man emerged from the object wearing white coveralls and a helmet. He walked in a peculiar manner. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 3357).

1993 - At 3:40 a.m. a dome-shaped object 4 meters in diameter followed two witnesses home in Warsaw, Poland. They videotaped the object circling their house. The next day unexplained new marks on their skin suggested to them that they had been abducted. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 326).

1995 - At 9:35 a.m. two luminous objects maneuvered up-and-down in the daytime sky over Ocate, New Mexico. They darted to the horizon, and then appeared to buzz a military plane. Later that night in Sapello, New Mexico a light was seen dimming and brightening in the sky at 11:15 p.m. It rose vertically, then zigzagged erratically, then shot straight up. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, 1995 report).

2000 - At 7:00 p.m. Ignatiy Aleksandrovich Srartsev and two of his friends were out in a wooded field near Firsanovka, Moscow, Russia when they heard a strong whistling sound coming from behind the trees. They then noticed a round object ringed with portholes. The UFO hovered over them and emitted some kind of beam of energy. The ray hit one of the men, who seemed to disappear in plain sight of the other two men. Only his clothes remained. Three minutes later he reappeared, completely naked, in front of his stunned friends. He said that he had been abducted by "leshies" (Russian wood goblins), but the other two quickly pointed out to him that it had been a UFO. The men then quickly left the area. The man's memory of the event was completely gone. He could only vaguely remember that some strange gray-colored beings had been sticking needles into his body. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing Anton Anfalov, Ukraine).

2000 - Fisherman off the south coast of Viegues Island, Puerto Rico sighted a huge disc with a great many blinking lights surrounding it. On the bottom of the object was a big green light that beamed down to the ocean surface. The UFO hovered 100 feet over the ocean surface while a huge bolume of water rose and entered the object. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2000, p. 33).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; car pursuit; cigar-shaped, torpedo-shaped, or cylindrical UFOs; crescent-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; dome-shaped UFOs; "man-in-black" (MIB) intimidator post UFO close encounter; physiological effects: electric shock, sensation of cold; blue beam of light; green beam of light; hose or tube plunged into water; landing gear and landing gear imprints of craft with four legs; luminous UFOs, missing time; multi-year reports from Valencia, Spain and Puerto Rico; nautical UFO (object seen entering or touching water); paralysis; shoreline UFO encounters; short human-looking occupants; tall humanoids; tall human-looking Nordic occupants; telepathy; tripod landing gear; vehicle EM effects; vertical ascents; whistling sounds.

© Donald A. Johnson