On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 30

1909 - At 3:00 a.m. several farmers in Greendale, New Zealand heard a rumbling sound. Horses out to pasture were spooked by an airship that flew low overhead. It had lights in the front and rear. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, Issue 181).

1909 - At 5:00 a.m. in the Waikaia Valley north of Gore, New Zealand two men witnessed a shell-shaped domed disc descend through the mist with a wobbling motion. Two human appearing occupants could be seen inside the clear dome. It circled, it ascended upwards, and flew off toward Otakarama. It had a yellow glow. (Sources: Xenolog, December 1975, p. 12; Paul Norman, FSR, April 1977, p. 15; Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 7)

1947 - Mr. Ostrom, a 66-year-old man driving an Army truck on Route 95 one mile north of Tamarack, Idaho a 4:00 p.m. when he saw a silver sphere approach and hit the roof of his truck, and then bounce off. At the point of contact a small surface area of the metal roof, about the size of a silver dollar, had melted. (Sources: Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 168; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, case 853).

1950 - USAF jets were scrambled to chase a disc-shaped UFO seen over the Hanford Atomic Energy Commission plant in Washington State. The object was tracked on radar. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Aliens from Space, p. 4; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 399).

1950 - A ten-foot long long glowing cylinder appeared to explode when it flew into the propeller of DC-3 over Williamsville, Illinois. There was no damage to the aircraft. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 80).

1952 - At ten o'clock in the morning a white round object was seen flying slowly over San Antonio, Texas. After 20-30 minutes it sped away. A Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1758; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 64; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 276).

1957 - In Galt, Ontario at 10:30 a.m. a young man named Galt witnessed a silvery disc-shaped object descend close to ground near a power transmission station. It made a humming sound, and flames came from underneath the object. Dogs reacted by barking furiously. At the landing site the ground and vegetation were burned and charred. Large claw-like impressions were also found. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 51).

1962 - On this day near Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on the road to Pasnembi two men, Sr. Lombero and Sr. Garoup, were driving down the road to Pasnembi when their car engine stalled. By the side of the road was a 40 meter long (130 foot) oval-shaped object, "resembling a great bottle with two necks, one at each end." Two human-looking men stood at each end of the object, exchanging light signals. After ten minutes they got into the object and it took off at great speed. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0533, citing Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1962, p. 25; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 538; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 19).

1965 - At five o'clock in the afternoon the two McClintock children, attracted by the barking of a dog, saw a luminous disc-shaped object resting on tripod landing gear, and observed it for one hour. The landing occurred in Goonumbla, New South Wales, Australia eight kilometers away from the radio telescope located there. The disc had rods protruding from the top and bottom. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 665).

1965 - Hundreds of people from Puerto Monte, Chile in two separate locations observed an unidentified flying object that landed for five minutes. It emitted a blinding purple light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 666).

1976 - On a clear evening shortly after 9:00 p.m. two very large, brown cigar or "sausage" shaped UFOs were sighted from a British Airways Trident II airliner near the Portuguese Coast, 64 kilometers south of Lisbon, Portugal. The UFOs were seen by three crew members as well as picked up on radar. (Sources: John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 106; Omar Fowler, FSR, November 1976, p. 3).

1978 - In Norway on a farm between the towns of Hageltjern and Hageland in Hordaland province a small disc, described as a 0.4 meter in diameter extremely bright circular object, landed at 1:00 a.m. and scorched the earth and vegetation. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, February 1980).

1982 - At 10:10 p.m. a small glowing, transparent figure was seen among the branches of a tree on the property of a nearby house in Mendoza, Argentina. It was dressed in a robe, had a very small head and a triangular shaped body. There was a sizzling sound and the smell of smoke, and the being faded away. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case # 1167, citing Gray Barker).

1984 - In Leslie, South Carolina a 18 meter long silver cigar-shaped object followed a fence line in a pasture at around 9:00 p.m., making a light whirring noise. It had lights on the side. Traces were found on the ground in the pasture. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 8).

1986 - At 11:00 p.m. two discs flew slowly overhead in Bangor, California making a soft high-pitched sound. They first flew north to south, then turned and sped off to the east. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14407; Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1138).

1990 - At 11:00 p.m.  a glowing ovoid landed in Ferrere, Piedmonte, Italy radiating four beams of energy, and left a large circular ring on the grass. The incident lasted 15 minutes, and there was an independent witness. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15223, citing CISU).

1993 - A truck driver in West Winfield, New York saw a cylindrical object hovering over a field at 3:00 a.m. Complex crop circles were found later. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1993).

1998 - At 11:30 p.m. a man driving in a car in Ernfold, Saskachewan, Canada saw a silver topped disc fly by heading fast to the south. It had a gray bottom and was silent. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18059, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 3, Number 32).

2002 - At 12:04 a.m. a cylindrical craft with faint lights on both ends zigzagged through the sky over York, Pennsylvania, speeding off and disappearing in about one minute. Beginning at 12:20 a.m. an unexplained triangular object was seen darting around and pinwheeling about in the night sky for two hours over Marstons Mills, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2002 webpage).

2008 - A bright white light turned to red as it sped up, slowed down, and zigzagged across the sky in New London, Minnesota at 11:43 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2008 webpage, report uploaded August 12, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs barked and horses spooked; apparition; cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs; small disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; human looking UFOnauts; humming sound; landings and landing traces; ovoid UFOs; rumbling sound; sizzling sound; tripod landing gear; vehicle ignition system interference; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson