On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 28

1947 - At 12:10 p.m. a shiny silver disc was seen flying toward the west at a high altitude In Norwood, Manitoba. If left behind puffs of smoke at regular intervals. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1947 (Volume 5), p. 43).

1947 - United Airlines flight 105 flying between Mountain Home and Boise, Idaho had a near collision with a flying disc at 10:34 p.m. The cockpit crew members were named Gibian and Harvey. (Sources: Idaho Daily Statesman, July 29, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 849; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 10).

1952 - There are 20 UFO reports recorded for this day in the UFOCAT computer database. Outside of the continental United States there were sightings in Hawaii, Cuba, and Germany. Four occurred at military air bases and two more involved aircraft encounters with UFOs. Click on map [Map unavailable] to view the distribution of reports for North America.

1952 - At 10:15 p.m. a saucer-shaped object, light metallic in color, flew over Heidelberg, Germany. It gave off shafts of white light, flew slowly, made a 90-degree turn, and climbed away fast. It was in sight for 4.5 minutes. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1700; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 24; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 274).

1952 - At around 11 p.m. over Washington, D.C. eight to twelve nocturnal lights flew in various formations making sharp maneuvers, darkening and then becoming brighter again. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 65; Richard F Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 99).

1956 - A green flash was seen in the sky over Brentwood, California and something crashed in an orchard there. When the unknown object passed over witnesses reported TV interference. The object gave off green sparks. Traces found in the orchard reportedly included a light metal and cardboard impregnated with "unknown substances." (Sources: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence-New York Newsletter, September 1956, p. 6; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, September 1956, p. 2).

1962 - A strange looking submarine-like object was seen at dawn off the coast of Avalon, California. It made no noise and left no wake as it passed by a boat on the surface, and was described as having a very strange structure. Five occupants were seen on board. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May 1963, p. 2, citing Los Angeles Times, October 25, 1962).

1964 - At 10:30 p.m. a former Navy pilot named Lafferty and another man, both regarded as trustworthy, were at work in a field near Lake Chelan, Washington when they saw an intense light, cone-shaped, emitted from the ground. A similar light was observed in the sky when the one on the ground was turned off, then the reverse took place: the cone-shaped light in the sky emitted a burst which was responded to by one from the ground. A round, aluminium-looking object, about 10 meters in diameter, with one red and one white light, then appeared and descended to ground level with a strong whistling sound similar to a small jet.

High-pitched piercing voices, similar to those of children screaming while playing, were heard. After 40 minutes the craft took off. Before it did so, a jet aircraft flying at low altitude circled its position. On July 31st and August 1st, the densely wooded area where the light was seen was explored from a helicopter and on foot by Sheriff Nickell and a U. S. Air Force officer, but nothing was found. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 619, citing U.S. Air Force ATIC).

1966 - A photographer, Mr. Lacoste, and his wife, saw a red lighted object cross the sky in Montsoreau, France and appear to touch the ground. It then rose, hovered, and disappeared. The next day a wheat field was found flattened over a three meter wide area and covered with an oily substance. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 783).

1968 - At 9:00 p.m. five young people, including Paul Sauve, age 20, and his sisters, Nicole, and Joanne, and Regent Leger and his brother Dennis Leger, saw two circular objects with brilliant red halos over St.-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec, Canada. One of the objects was seen to land about 1,000 feet away. When they went out with a flashlight to investigate they encountered a being about four feet tall, 50 feet away from them, that terrified them so much that they ran back to the house. It had a big head 'imbedded in the shoulders" without a neck, large round eyes, a flat nose, and a dark brown skin that was "wrinkled, scabby, and with bumps." When caught in the flashlight beam, it lifted a hand, which was very large, black, and rough, "like the skin of a toad." It opened and closed its mouth, then it backed off toward the barn. After they were back in the house, it came up to a window and knocked on the pane, making a mooing sound "like a cow." Later they saw the object take off vertically. A 15-foot circle of crushed grain was found at the landing site. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-51, citing Wido Hoville; Gordon Creighton, FSR, May-June 1969, p. 20).

1968 - Near midnight a family of four in Upton, Quebec, Canada was awakened by their dog's barking. The father went out to investigate and encountered a sparkling, rotating cloud-like object in the yard that flew over him and went toward a nearby field. The object was dark on the bottom and luminous on top. He then saw cows in the field being chased by four or five, three-foot tall entities with elongated heads. When the object flew over, the humanoids disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case # 23, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1971 - On this night in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada two amateur astronomers reported that a triangle shaped UFO with multicolored lights flew by fast at a high altitude. It then made a 180 degree turn. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1971, p. 3).

1975 - At six o'clock in the morning a radar installation in the mountains of Sierra Aitana, Spain had a close encounter with a dark gray football-shaped UFO. The object was described as the size of a Sabre jet (about 12 meters in length) with well defined edges. It was metallic and appeared to have what looked like rivets. It was first seen at a distance of 150 meters, and moved horizontally toward the witnesses. It made a noise like an electric motor. (Source: UNICAT database, case 588, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Lanib, July 1986).

1976 - Fourteen boys and their camp counselor Mr. Leifer, from Camp Delaware, were hiking in the afternoon on Blueberry Mountain, three miles southwest of Winsted, Connecticut. At 3:45 p.m. the group was astonished to see a shiny, metallic domed disc hovering over their heads. It made a high-pitched whine like the feedback from a loudspeaker. They heard a second whine, accompanied by a high-speed vertical ascent, and within a few seconds the UFO had vanished by shooting straight up in the sky. (Source: International UFO Reporter, November 1976, p. 6).

Winsted, Connecticut - July 28, 1976 at 3:45 p.m.


1976 - Two women school teachers in their forties were attending an educational conference when they looked out the window of their ninth floor hotel room at the Stouffers Waterfront Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri at 10:30 p.m. and saw a 100 foot in diameter disc-shaped craft fly right up to their window, stopping only about 50 feet away. It had a revolving rim of lights like windows around its perimeter. It shot off after a few seconds, making a rapid ascent. It made no sound. (Source: Donald A. Johnson case files, report dated March 9, 1988).

St. Louis, Missouri - July 28, 1976 at 10:30 p.m.


1978 - A UFO traveling at 1200 mph was sighted over Two Rivers, Wisconsin at 11:57 p.m. What was described was the silhouette of either a cylinder or a sphere with a series of white, red, green, orange and blue colored lights, with one light at a time flashing from different positions. It flew to the northeast in an erratic flight path. At midnight the same or a similar object was seen and photographed over Two Rivers, Wisconsin and sightings continued in the next early morning hours over Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 14).

1989 - A domed disc-shaped object was seen over a high security rocket weapons depot in Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan, Russia at 11:20 p.m. by four military witnesses, including the two main witnesses named Voloshin and Tishchayev. The UFO glowed a phosphorescent green. It circled the depot three times, accelerated and then stopped abruptly. It shot away when a Soviet fighter jet appeared. (Sources: Paul Stonehill, The Soviet UFO Files, p. 79; Don Berliner, Marie Galbraith, & Antonio Huneeus, (editors), Unidentified Flying Objects Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence, p. 103; Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 58).

Kapustin Yar, Russia - 1989


1990 - A domed disc-shaped object buzzed a car in Thornlands, Queensland, Australia at 9:20 p.m. The driver of the car later developed a case of conjunctivitis of eyes as a result of the encounter. (Sources: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research Queensland; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 125).

1995 - A very bright silver disc was seen hovering in the clear sky over Racine, Wisconsin at two o'clock in the afternoon. It was suddenly joined by two more similar looking objects. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 81).

1995 - A pear shaped UFO was seen zigzagging over Rome, Italy at 11:50 p.m. (Source: SOS-OVNI France, Phenomena magazine, issue #28).

2002 - Three girls in Tahmoor, Queensland, Australia had decided to visit their rooftop as they had done the prior evening to watch for satellites. It was around 5:30 p.m. and dusk and the girls had a good vantage point looking towards the east. They had a pair of binoculars and a pair of walkie-talkies with them. The girls first noticed that a large orange light appeared approximately 15 degrees above the eastern horizon. The light had fluctuating colors of orange, yellow, white and pale blue. At fist they thought it was an arriving airplane, but then a second light appeared approximately 50 degrees south of the first anomaly, and about 10 degrees above the horizon. This much smaller anomaly began to perform some unusual maneuvers. From a stationary position it accelerated within a second to 5 degrees closer to the ground. The first light then began to move slowly north. They lost sight of it as it moved behind a tree. Then a third anomaly appeared in a valley. This third object appeared to have landed on the ground. The object was viewed through the binoculars and was described as a gray saucer with interchanging colors of green, red/orange, blue/purple and white rotating around the rim.

They were suddenly distracted by someone on their walkie-talkie saying, "Identify yourself." This was followed by some unusual voices communicating in an unknown language. Around 6:30 p.m. the girls were called down to have dinner, but at 8:30 p.m. they had gone back up on the roof after dinner. To their surprise, the third ground-based object was still there. Unexpectedly, a yellow beam of light ascended a few meters above the object and suddenly deviated its course towards the three girls. "It was like an orange, yellowy bright light shining on us from far away." The light shone on them for a period of about half a minute. At this point, it was not clear how it happened, but one of the girls ended up on the ground. She became extremely hysterical and ran inside. The other two girls quickly followed her. That evening all three girls had stomach pains. One of them could not sleep and did not go to school the next day. Another one of the girls woke up the next morning with a nose bleed, and she mentioned that she had seen a strange small human like figure in her bedroom. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2002, citing The Australian UFO Research Network).

2002 - At 3:10 a.m. in a wooded area of Sedona, Arizona the witness saw what appeared to be a figure glowing all white, with black "straight" eyes, and with a black diagonal/diamond strip of "clothing" on top of its head. The man stood staring at the figure for 20 seconds and then left the area. Prior to seeing the figure, he had seen lights in a large oval shaped pattern in the sky. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2002 webpage).

2003 - In Wycliffe, British Columbia a silent, low flying, slow moving spherical object flew over the highway at 12:45 a.m. and it lit up the ground with a beam of light. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey datbase, case 317).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 May 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: crop circle, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, green UFO, multi-year reports from Queensland and Wisconsin, oily residue, red UFO, shiny silver metallic UFOs, short humanoids, UFOs over radar installation and weapons storage facility.