On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 26

1948 - Six people in Chamblee, Georgia briefly saw a luminous football-shaped UFO that glowed, bobbed, weaved, and maneuvered over the town at 9:30 p.m. It flew off rapidly toward the south at an estimated 5,000 feet altitude. The Air Force explanation was that they saw a meteor. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #00165; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 43).

1949 - At 10:30 a.m. in Redmond, Oregon a disc-shaped object described as looking like a "flat aluminum sheet" soared overhead at tremendous speed. It flashed brightly as it reflected the sunlight. (Sources: Newspaper clipping, July 27, 1949; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949 (Volume 2), p. 14).

1949 - At 3:10 p.m. a doctor named Laubach sighted a seven meter diameter disc in Mitchell, Nebraska that whirled across the sky at 6,000 feet altitude, passing through some clouds. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated July 27, 1949; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949 (Volume 2), p. 13; Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 143).

1952 - At Andrews AFB, Maryland from midnight until dawn, there were more UFO reports that were a continuation of the extensive sightings and radar tracking reports reported throughout the Washington, D.C. area from the evening before. (Source: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1952 - At 12:15 a.m. USAF Capt. H. A. Stone and Air Traffic Controllers in the control towers at Fairfax Field and Municipal Airport, Kansas City, Missouri saw a green light with red-orange flashes descend in the northwestern sky for 1 hour. It moved from 40 elevation to 10 elevation. (Source: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1952 - At Kirtland AFB, New Mexico at 12:05 a.m. Airman 1st Class J. M. Donaldson observed eight to ten orange balls flying very fast for a 3-4 second duration traveling in a triangular or V formation. (Source: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1952 - In Washington, D.C. on this date, from 8:00 p.m. until after midnight, radar operators at several airports tracked many unidentified blips by radar all over the Washington area, at varying speeds. Airline pilots reported spotting unidentified lights during this period as well. Sharp UFO targets on the ARTC radar at National Airport at 9:08 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Visual sightings were reported by civilians four times, near Herndon, Virginia and from Maryland. A National Airlines flight near Andrews AFB saw a UFO "directly over the airliner."(Sources: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 69; Richard Hall, Radar-Visual UFO cases in 1952: The UFO Sightings that Shook the Government, p. 11).

1962 - At 8:30 p.m. near Darana, Argentina a 17-year-old motorcyclist saw a weird creature on the side of the road. His cycle would not steer correctly; instead, it drove right up to the creature and stopped. The creature was six feet tall, with a head like a melon and three eyes. It grabbed the youth's scarf, turned around and walked away like a robot, leaving deep tracks in the dirt. The youth saw a white light low in the sky in the direction the creature was walking. He then drove away quickly. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 116, citing Saucer News, December 1962).

1965 - At 9:35 p.m. three atmospheric astronomers studying noctilucent clouds at the Ogra Observatory, Latvia sighted a bright light in the west. Through a telescope they saw it was a 325 foot in diameter disc-shape with three spheres orbiting it. The UFOs gradually receded, but were seen at an estimated altitude of 60 miles. (Sources:  Felix Zigel, Flying Saucers, June 1968, p. 25; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1967,  p. 4; NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1968, p. 6; FSR, May-June 1968, p. 28; John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 131; Paul Stonehill, The Soviet UFO Files, p. 111).

1965 - A teenager, Adilon Azevedo, and others in Carazinho, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil who fled the scene, saw two UFOs at ground level. They were about three meters in diameter, 1.5 meters high, and contained five occupants who wore luminous helmets and spoke among themselves in an unfamiliar language. One of the beings had a bright object in its hand. The witness experienced headaches for five days following the close encounter. (Sources: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 112; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 662).

1967 - At 8:00 p.m. a multi-colored elliptical object flew over Seacliff, South Australia making a humming noise. Eighteen hours later, at 11:15 p.m. in Rowley, Massachusetts, R. Ricker witnessed an orange UFO that made a whining sound. (Source: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

Rowley, Massachusetts - 1967

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1968 - On this afternoon around 3:00 p.m. two young boys riding their bicycles near the airport in Riviere Du Loup, Quebec stopped by the hangar and sighted a short three-foot tall, gray-skinned humanoid. The humanoid ran away and was joined by a second similar being. Both moved with stiff-legged motion. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case # 24, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1972 - In a continuing series of strange encounters at Cradle Hill in Wiltshire, England Robert Mason and Stephen Barnett had reached a field beyond the copse at 9:15 p.m. while it was still light out. A short while later they both looked back towards a barn and caught sight of a figure, resembling that of a small man or boy, in the clearing just in front of the barn. Upon being noticed the figure dodged out of sight behind the side of the barn. Stephen looked through binoculars to see if the being would pass the line of trees leading back down the road to the gate, but saw nothing. They searched the copse but found no one. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1972, citing Ken Rogers, The Warminster Triangle).

1993 - On this night a witness in Plymouth, Scotland reported seeing a dark object hovering close to the ground. It had four bright lights on its top and multicolored lights below. It illuminated the ground with a red glow. Several figures were seen moving around, apparently in front of the object. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1552, citing Vivienne Olbison, UFO Magazine (UK), Vol. 12, No. 3).

2001 - At 9:50 p.m. two witnesses saw a luminous figure walking on the side of the road while driving on the road to Gerena, Sevilla, Spain. It seemed to move clumsily about in an attempt to enter the nearby field. The frightened witnesses accelerated away from the area. They described the figure as about two meters to 2.15 meters in height, strongly build, and robust looking. It emitted a bluish-white light. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Jose Manuel Garcia Bautista & Rafael Cabello Herrero).

2004 - During a power failure in Kerman, California that occurred at 1:20 a.m. Ms. E. B. was looking for a flashlight when the power came back on. Earlier that night around 12:30 a.m. she had seen an unusual light in the sky and now went out to look in the sky where she had seen it. What she saw was a glowing silvery man-like figure that was flying above the neighborhood at a height of 21 to 24 meters. The figure flew at a reasonably fast pace. The moment she saw it she screamed and ran back inside, locking the door behind her, but she continued to watch it through a window. The figure went behind some trees and when it emerged on the other side it shot off towards the north at the speed of a rocket. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 31, No. 9).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: flying humanoid, humming or whining sounds, maneuvering UFO, multi-colored UFOs, nocturnal lights traveling in groups and formations, orange UFOs, radar reports accompanied by visual sightings, short humanoids, stiff legged motion by humanoids, UFO with orbiting satellite UFOs, V formations.

© Donald A. Johnson