Encounters with Aliens on this Day
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).
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).
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).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: buzzing sound, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, 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.