On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 1

1951 - At Niagara Falls, New York at 4:20 a.m. three enlisted men watched a glowing yellow-orange, saucer-shaped object with arc-shaped wings, shoot straight up into the sky. It was seen for 30-40 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1951 - A Wright-Patterson AFB base official saw a disc-shaped object turn sharply southeast of Dayton, Ohio at 10:00 p.m. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 23; Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 400).

1952 - On this morning the Hughes Aircraft radar facility in Los Angeles, California tracked a UFO that climbed to 35,000 feet, dove and then pulled out of the dive, heading off to the southeast. (Source: Ruppelt Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 190).

1952 - Walla Walla, Washington. At 1:00 p.m. ex-military pilot Major W. C. Vollendorf sighted an oval-shaped object with a "definite airfoil" performed a fast climb for 7 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Soap Lake, Washington. Sometime after three o'clock in the afternoon Ray Lottman sighted three glimmering objects that flew straight and level for 10 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At six o'clock in the evening Airman Beatty and two civilians in Rapid City, South Dakota watched at least five long silver objects flew in a neat box formation with a leader for 15-20 seconds. (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1243; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 263; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - At 9:00 p.m. the crew of a USAF B-47 jet bomber was flying at 34,000' altitude located 400 miles south of Minneapolis, Minnesota when they spotted an unknown craft with running lights that flew at 24,000-44,000' altitude for one hour. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #3029; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 45).

1958 - At 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 1st, a silent "unknown aircraft" with no identifying markers crashed into the Alta fjord, Norway. At the impact site, 70 meters deep, a column of water rose up. The aircraft resembled a twin-engine delta-winged jet. The witnesses were Bjorn Taraldsen, Nils M. Turi, Kate Julsen, and Rasmus Hykkerud. When others arrived half an hour later all they found were a number of dead fish. The frigate KNM Arendal and the submarine KNM Sarpen, along with divers, searched for the aircraft fruitlessly for over a week. The Arendal, however, did get a sonar reading of a mobile object. (Source: Ole Jonny Braenne, International UFO Reporter, January-February 1995, pp. 12-13 & 17).

1966 - On or around this day two Ontario residents had a chance encounter with a disc-like UFO hovering close to the dark waters of Lake Ontario. The object, which had rows of lights flashing around its perimeter, took off rapidly as the witnesses approached it in a motor boat. The incident was reported to NICAP by Richard Plewman. Plewman, a former RCAF Flight Lieutenant and pilot instructor, was cruising with a friend, Jack Grant about 2-1/2 miles offshore of Clarkson at about 10:30 p.m. While proceeding in a NE direction, the men noticed some lights like headlights on the water ahead. They continued talking, and approaching the lights at a moderate speed, not suspecting anything unusual. When they got to an estimated distance of 3/4 to 1 mile, the lights slowly rose with a "swish," emitting a low "pulsating hum." Plewman and Grant could now see a disc with a bubble-type dome on top and a flat bottom, casting an oval reflection on the lake surface. A row of bright yellow lights encircled the dome, blue-green lights around the lower perimeter. After hovering briefly, the UFO took off at high speed disappearing "Like a light bulb turned out." Plewman said the perimeter lights clearly outlined the dark object, the colors changing from dull white to fluorescent tones as the UFO started to rise. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August-September 1966, p. 5).

1967 - A yellow-orange disc-shaped object with three legs and windows allegedly landed in Santa Monica near Madrid, Spain at 11 p.m. Ground traces included three holes in the ground and burnt grass at the landing site. The holes were rectangular in shape and 15 cm x 30 cm in size. An aluminum colored powder and some mysterious tubes were also discovered. An object, said to be lens-shaped, was photographed 30 minutes earlier in San Jose de Valderas, Spain. The photo shows an "H" insignia on the bottom of the craft. The photograph, however, is regarded by many UFO investigators as a hoax. (Source: Antonio Ribera, FSR, September-October 1969, p. 4; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 263).

1967 - John Norton, age 7, of Richmond, Virginia had to be taken to a hospital after observing a disc-shaped, buzzing object, the size of a Volkswagen, with green and red lights, which landed in a clearing at 11:30 p.m. and took off "like lightning." (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1967, pp. 2, 7; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case #847).

1970 - A teacher on the beach on Padre Island, Texas sighted a cloud cigar, that is, a cigar-shaped flying object surrounded by an artificial cloud, low overhead at about 1:00 p.m. It had a pulsing glow, and made a sudden hissing sound. It shot off in a vertical ascent. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator,  August 1970, p. 1).

1972 - The principal witness, along with her mother and two friends, were driving to the village of Collage near Molong, New South Wales, Australia at around 8:00 a.m. As she sat in the back seat she looked out the window to her right and noticed a large bright shiny object. It was saucer shaped with a dome on top, and along side of it on the left was a very tall person dressed in an outfit that glowed the same as the ship. Another similar figure was walking towards the road (the craft was about 30 meters away from a fence line, which was 5 meters from the road). A third figure was standing on the right side of the object near a dead tree. All three had on the same clothing with helmets with black visors. She described the aliens as being very tall, approximate eight feet in height. As the car drove she noticed that they seemed to be collecting items from the ground. She also noticed that the one walking towards the road seemed to have turned his helmet and look at their vehicle as it drove off. The witness never told anyone else in the car what she had seen. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 1972 webpage).

1975 - At about 1:30 a.m. a woman was walking around a corner of a major highway on the outskirts of the town of Villarrasa, Huelva province, Spain when she encountered a large object with red, green, and white lights in the middle of the road. Standing next to the object were three very tall human looking beings, who wore bright white uniforms and square helmets. They seemed to be moving their arms around. The witness became frightened and ran home. Around the same time another witness in a different part of town sawa large domed disc with green and red lights, or or near the ground only 15 meters away. Next to the round object stood three very tall men wearing helmets. Each helmet had a green light on it. The men were next seen walking around the object. This witness also became afraid and left. When he looked back, he saw the UFO lifting off from the ground. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1975 Humanoid Contact Database, case # 91, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia De Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis).

1978 - Teachers commuting to schools in La Bajada, Catamarca province, Argentina saw three UFOs with pale green luminescence and a metallic appearance at around 7:30 a.m. The objects zig-zagged from southeast to east, next performed a parabolic turn, and then flew off to the southwest. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1978, p. 15, citing Chronica, June 7, 1978).

1981 - In Cavan, South Australia a former radio booster station saw a huge whitish-blue ball of light, the size of a house, on the right of it at 5:45 a.m. The ball of light rolled across in front of a car beign driven by a witness named Watson, and the car drove through it. (Source: Mark Cashman, Project 1947 website; Australian IUR, August 1981, p. 16).

1993 - At around one o'clock in the afternoon a dull, metallic, cigar-shaped object traveled from one cloud formation to another in Rogers, Arkansas then back to the first cloud formation on the exact reverse path. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 1993 webpage, report posted September 9, 2004).

1996 - At 2:30 a.m. a dark, matt black triangular UFO with lights on each corner hovered over a transformer near Fort Meade, Maryland. It made no sound. Three hours later another triangular UFO was sighted flying over Beltsville, Maryland. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 1996 archived webpage).

1998 - A red ball of light shot over the lake in Gmunden, Austria at 9:30 p.m. It dropped in altitude, then shot up vertically. There was television interference in the town for 20 minutes. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 3, number 23).

1999 - Three silver round objects with powerful flashing lights lined up in the sky eight kilometers wide over the city of Puebla, Mexico in the early afternoon. It was videotaped by a Mexican TV crew. One object disappeared, the other two shot off to the southwest. (Sources: UFO Magazine (US), September 1999, p 19; George Filer, Filer's Files, volume 9, number 22).

2000 - A videotape by Sr. Logro Avila shows a UFO flying at high speed at 6 p.m. over Tlalnepantla, Mexico, with a military jet traveling in same direction. (Source: Carlos Alberto Guzman Rojas, Los OVNIs y la Aviacion Mexicana: 50 anos de encuentros con OVNIs en el espacio aereo Mexicano, p. 271).

2002 - At 3:00 p.m. four brown, connected spheres with several spikes poking out of them were sighted traveling at 300 feet altitude over Brighton, Michigan on a steady course, and completely silent. The sighting was reported to have lasted five minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 2002 webpage).

2008 - Two white glowing metallic, teardrop-shaped objects flew over Thunder Bay, Ontario at 11:15 p.m. heading east. The second one followed the same parallel path about 40 meters difference, approached and passed over the two witnesses. Duration was two minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2008-317, citing NUFORC).

2009 - A dark gray, giant boomerang-shaped UFO with 8 dim lights was spotted briefly at Berryville pond, Berryville, Arkansas at two o'clock in the morning. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 2009 webpage, report uploaded June 9, 2009).

2013 - At about 10:05 p.m. on Saturday evening a women and her 3-year-old child had just pulled out of a convenience store on U.S. Route 30 in North Huntindon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and turned left toward Greensburg. As she drove along she noticed a large object hovering over the highway. She said out loud, "What in the world is that?" Her youngster in the backseat responded, "Look mommy, a flying iPad in the sky!" She looked around and noticed there were no other cars on the road. She was quite concerned and stopped, about 150 feet away from the hovering craft. The object was completely silent and hovered approximately 60 feet above the roadway. She described it as looking "mostly rectangular...like the gondola of a blimp without the blimp." It extended over the east and westbound lanes, and was estimated to be about 55 feet long, and 35-40 feet tall.

The witness described the object as two-tiered. The top section had five sets of green lights. There were three individual lights in each set, and the five sets were all evenly spaced and not blinking. The green color was brighter than the green of a traffic light. The bottom section was smaller; it contained two long solid red lights ther were placed side by side. These lights were steady and gave the impression of looking like brake lights, but they were huge. The woman called her mother on her bluetooth cell phone. She asked her mother if she had any explanation of what she was looking at, but as she drove under it the digital dashboard display, her cell phone signal, and her FM radio all blacked out. The witness attempted to take a photo with her iPhone, but the camera function wouldn't load.

North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania CE-II - June 1, 2013

North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania CE-II - June 1, 2013

She accelerated down the highway to get away from the object. About half a mile away she looked back and could no longer see the object. The digital displays all returned to normal, her radio came back on, and she was able to make cell phone contact again with her mother as she approached the Adamsburg exit. When she got home she discussed what had happened with her family, and they urged her to draw a sketch of the object while the even was still fresh in her memory. (Source: Albert Rosales, Humanoid and other strange encounters Facebook group, citing Stan Gordon, Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone).


Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 19 June 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: buzzing sound, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, EM interference effects, ground marks, landings, multi-colored UFOs, nautical UFOs (UFOs in or near ocean or lake), oval-shaped UFOs, physiological effects, silvery UFOs, UFOs flying in formation, UFOs with three legs for landing gear, very tall humanoids, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson