On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 29

1947 - Hamilton Air Base, California At 2:50 p.m. PDT the Assistant Base Operations Officer, Capt. William Rhyerd, and Ward Steward, an ex-B-29 pilot, watched for unknown length of time while two round, shiny, white objects with estimated 15-25 foot diameters, flew 3-4 times the apparent speed of a P-80, also in sight. One object flew straight and level; the other weaved from side-to-side like an escort fighter. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1948 - James Toney and Robert Huggins, both employees of a rug cleaning firm in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a shiny aluminum object, shaped something like an airplane's propeller, with 10-12 small cups protruding from either blade, at 9:38 a.m. Its estimated size was 6-8 feet long and 1.5-2 feet wide. The object glided across the road a few hundred feet in front of their vehicle and apparently came down in a wooded area. The sighting lasted a few seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 185; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - There are 39 unexplained UFO reports recorded in the UFOCAT database for this day. Most are lacking any detail and so fall into the category of "insufficient information." All but five come from the United States. For a map of the distribution of those reports from the USA with known geographical coordinates, click here. Below are seven of the more interesting cases:

1952 - At 1:30 a.m. radar operators on the ground in Osceola, Wisconsin witnessed several clusters of up to 10 small radar targets and one large target. The small targets moved from southwest to east at 50-60 knots (60-70 mph), following each other. The large object moved at 600 knots (700 mph). One hour total time. The pilot of a F-51 Mustang in flight confirmed a visual sighting of one of the targets. (Source: Condon Committee investigation files; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Sidney Eubank went to the Enid, Oklahoma police station and told Sergeant Vern Bennell that an enormous disc had buzzed his car as he drove between Bison and Waukonis on Highway 81. The rush of air made the car leave the road while the object flew west very fast. (Sources: NICAP investigation files, reported dated July 30, 1952; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 134; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 199).

1952 - At 12:30 p.m. USAF personnel near Ennis, Montana were alerted that UFOs were coming from the direction of Seattle, Washington and headed toward their position. Twelve of them saw two to five flat disc-shaped objects fly over. One hovered for 3-4 minutes, while the others circled it. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1747; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Langley AFB, Virginia. At 2:30 p.m. USAF Captain D.G. Moore, of military air traffic control, sighted a UFO coming toward the air base that flew at an estimated speed of 2,600 mph below an altitude of 5,000 feet. It was in sight for two minutes. Twenty minutes later Captain Moore and electronics technician W. Y. Hope tracked a UFO on radar moving away. The object stopped for two minutes, then moved away again very, very fast. Total duration four minutes. (Sources: Kevin Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol; p. 275; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 -At 3:44 Herbert Mitchell and his employee in Merced, California sighted a dark, discus-shaped object, trailed two lengths behind by a silvery light. It tipped on its side, dove, hesitated, and then circled very fast. They watched it for two minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1738; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - In Wichita, Kansas at 12:35 p.m. USAF shop employees Douglas and Hess saw a bright white circular craft with a flat bottom at the Municipal Airport. The object flew very fast, and then hovered 10-15 seconds over the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant. Their sighting lasted five minute sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1739; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1955 - In Columbus, Nebraska at 10:45 p.m.Morrice Raymond watched four orange flashing lights and one whIte flashing light move up and down like yo-yos for 5-6 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1957 - Flight CAL 841 over Cleveland, Ohio at 10:31 p.m. Capital Airlines Captain R. L. Stimley and First Officer F. J. Downing sighted a large, round, yellow-white object that dimmed once, and then crossed the bow of their airliner. They gave chase but were unable to catch it. Their sighting last eight minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 4847; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1957 - In Oldsmar, Florida at 11:45 a.m. witness E. E. Henkins observed a pale yellow fireball glide into the water and explode. It was viewed for approximately one minute. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 4848; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1962 - Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Barton of Ocean Springs, Mississippi saw a bright cherry-red, diamond-shaped object at 11:20 p.m. that flew slowly, hovered, and then made fast half-loops for ten minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - At 4:20 a.m. a washtub-shaped object flew over North Weymouth, Massachusetts performing irregular maneuvers. It was watched through binoculars and glowed orange, red and silver. At one point during the sighting two smaller silver objects criss-crossed over top of it. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 333).

North Weymouth, Massachusetts - 1965

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1965 - Alain Bressol of Grouzies, France observed a large, disc-shaped object in a field near Monsempron-Libos. It flew away at high speed toward the south. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 78; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 311 case 663).

1968 - Four people driving in La Atalaya, Argentina at 3:15 at night saw an object that looked like an upside down washbasin. It was 30-40 feet wide and glowing on the underside. As it flew low over the road, the headlights and engine of the witnesses' car failed. After the object had landed about 250 meters from the car, the headlights came back on. The object remained on the ground for 45 minutes while the motorists watched. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 244, citing FSR Case Histories, Supplement No. 13)

1968 - Two witnesses at 1:30 a.m. saw a snow-white glowing object apparently land near a deserted grass airport in Barnstable, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. When they drove past the area, a sound like a large swarm of locusts was heard emanating from the field. The airfield had closed at sunset. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 354).

Barnstable Airport, Massachusetts - 1968

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1970 - At 3:00 a.m. an unknown craft emerged from the ocean along the coast of Alcocebre, Spain and loses itself in the sky. A cylinder that had been discovered on the ocean bottom the previous day had gone. (Source: FSR Case Histories, August 1971, p. 6).

1970 - In Old Forge, New York several people noticed an ovoid, metallic, and fairly large object which began following their car at 10:25 p.m. While it followed, the car radio was inoperative due to heavy static. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 292, citing UFOLOG, No. 83, 1971)

1971 - A green metallic object, self-luminous but also apparently reflecting sunlight, was seen in the sky over Nedlands near Perth, Western Australia at 9:50 a.m.. It left behind a trail. (Source: Data-Net Report, January 1972).

1972 - A silent disc-shaped object rose from behind some trees at night in Tyler, Texas. It had red, green, and blue lights on the underside. It maneuvered at a low altitude. (Source: Glenn McWane, The New UFO Sightings, p 46).

1973 - Two witnesses were driving near Ottawa, Ontario at around 9 p.m. when they noticed a bright globe of light descend and pass near them. They could see three humanoid figures through three oblong shaped portholes. The object then flew over the car and left. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 14, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1978 - At 12:25 a.m. the Green Bay, Wisconsin lighthouse keeper reported that he had seen a UFO heading westbound at high rate of speed. It had an irregularly flashing white light and red lights. At 2:40 a.m. a U.S. Coast Guard craft near Apostle Island, Wisconsin on Lake Superior saw a large, yellow-white oblong object. There were five separate sightings reported of the object. Witnesses also reportedly saw the Aurora Borealis and several meteors. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 14)

On this day in 1978 a 15-year-old boy and his grandfather spied an eight-foot tall hairy creature by the river in Little River, Texas. They were working in a nearby field when they saw the Bigfoot-like creature. It left footprints 14" long and 9" wide. A Sheriff measured the footprints left behind. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, September 1978, p. 17).

1986 - At 11:50 p.m. a very bright nocturnal light was reported over the lake at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. A larger object was seen hovering over the light, and a cloud. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, case 1179).

1990 - At two o'clock in the morning a man woke up in his bedroom in Columbus, Ohio to find a small humanoid standing in the bedroom. He could only recall having his tooth drilled and an "implant" possibly having been inserted. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 1851, citing Francis J. Ridge, Regional Encounters: The Filter Center Files).

1990 - At 4:30 a.m. in Ottawa, Ontario a woman--whose roommate had witnessed a large light maneuvering over the area on July 1--woke up in her 16th floor apartment to see a 4-foot tall being in the bedroom. A dim light illuminated the being, which the witness described as small in stature and dark gray in color. His head was bend down as if adjusting something on his chest. He had a child-like body. Behind his head was a fog-like mist. The being wore a smooth suit with a square buckle on the front of a larger belt-buckle. Shiny neon like light shone from the buckle, which changed color to blue, the inside to the buckle was black. The witness was not afraid and went back to sleep. Ten minutes later she saw the being again standing about 10 feet away from her. She then fell back to sleep again and did not see the being depart. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1990 webpage).

2001 - At three a.m. an object larger than 10 meters in diameter was seen on the grounds of the local football field in Quedas do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil. The two witnesses including Rubem Bastos de Brito reported seeing several short bizarre creaturesmoving around the object. After about 20 minutes the object shot away into the sky. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: buzzing sound; disc-shaped UFOs; erratic maneuvers; inside occupants; landings; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from California, Massachusetts and Texas; nautical UFOs; pendulum motion; rush of air caused by passing UFO; vehicle EM effects; white UFOs.