Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1919 - At 9:00 a.m. a nine-year-old boy in Otter Tail, Minnesota saw a black object emerge from a quick descent, forming an unusual cloud. Windows rattled and the house he was in creaked as the object pealed off, made 6-7 barrel rolls, and left contrails in its wake. (Source: Frontiers of Science, January 1982, p. 14; UNICAT, case # 39)
1947 - Pilot Wenyon reported that a silver, "mayo-jar" shaped UFO crossed in front of his light plane while flying at between 10,000 and 12,000 feet near Lewes, Delaware on this day. (Sources: Ted Bloecher investigation files, clipping dated July 8, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, p. 6; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 9).
1947 - At 1:30 p.m. an inverted saucer-shaped disc of brilliant metal was sighted by John Laube and Fred Platte in Waverly, Iowa. It flew just above the top of a 180-foot grain elevator at Waverly Sugar Manufacturing Plant. They had it in sight for five minutes before it was obscured by trees as it flew away. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes, Bordentown, New Jersey, April 16, 2005, citing Waterloo Courier, July 10, 1947).
1949 - A silver disc-shaped object flew toward the northwest into Little Tujunga Canyon near Glendale, California at around noon. It traveled very fast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #1409, citing Ann Druffel).
1952 - In Bayview, Washington eight witnesses watched an irregular bluish-white or silver sphere hover in the sky. They viewed it through a theodolite. An intercept was attempted with a C-47 but abandoned when the transport place couldn't close with the UFO. At 5:02 p.m. Larry McWade observed a purple object for an unknown length of time. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1249; Kevin Randall, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 263; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1952 - Fulda, West Germany. On this night Lt. John Hendry, the photo-navigator on a RB-26C reconnaissance bomber, sighted a porcelain-white object that flew very fast for an unknown length of time. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1249; Kevin Randall, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 263; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1955 - A huge luminous sphere hovered at ten meters over the beach at Catia La Mar, Venezuela and then flew along the beach. (Source: APRO Bulletin, August 1955).
1959 - Mrs. Henry X. Buller reported that she and her husband saw two cigar-shaped objects fly northeast of Windom, Minnesota while driving between Windom and Mountain Lake at 9:15 p.m. (Sources: Fate magazine, October 1959; Jay Rath, The M-Files, p. 50)
1961 - On Miyako Jima, Japan at 10:17 p.m. Lt. R. N. Monahan and Hazeltine Electric Co. technical representative D. W. Mattison, sighted a blue-white light that flew an erratic course at varying speeds, in an arc-like path for five minutes. A radar contact with visual confirmation of the UFO occurred on the same day in Tampa, Florida. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7437; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1964 - At 5:30 p.m. in Gateshead, England a teenager and nine children saw six dwarfs on Leam Lane. They were about 31 inches tall, were dressed in bright green clothes, and had luminous hands. They seemed to be searching for something. Later, another child reported seeing a silver disc the size of an automobile take off from the area. (Sources: Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, December 1964, p. 12; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 609; Jerome Clark & Loren Coleman, The Unidentified: Notes Toward Solving the UFO Mystery, p. 24).
1964 - A fiery disc swooped down low over Hobbs, New Mexico at around 4 p.m., leaving behind some sooty trace remnants and burning a child. Surprisingly, the child reported that the burns did not cause any pain despite the fact that his eyes had swollen shut and he had black sooty deposits on his face, neck, and shirt. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 226; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 608; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 191).
1964 - At 10:30 p.m. a dark disc-shaped object with a very bright rectangular plate hovered over some new housing construction in Sunnyvale, California. It flew off rapidly toward the southeast. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 8; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 153).
1965 - A silent sphere with flashing lights descended onto a hillside in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia at 8:00 p.m. Mr. D. Armstrong, a former airman, was called outside by his sons and saw the spherical object with flashing lights that appeared to land silently on a hillside situated on a Mr. Watson's property. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 649).
1966 - A luminous cigar-shaped object stopped in mid-air, then discharged three smaller objects that flew off in different directions over Massillon, Ohio. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 414).
1969 - In Tusnad Baile, Romania at 2:30 a.m. a silent, cone-shaped UFO grew larger in the sky, as if approaching. It then flew off toward the west-northwest toward Odorheiu, trailing a tail. (Source: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 254).
1969 - Near Segovia, Spain a witness travelling in a car experienced a strange effect, like a curtain coming down, at 9:30 p.m. He then heard a message to "be calm" while he watched a cube descend. He then lost track of what happened during the next 30 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #8875).
1970 - Lulu Luebben reported that the horses on her ranch in Apache Junction, Arizona reacted as if to the presence of a predator at around two a.m. A low flying hovering object, with its top an intense blue, and the bottom a neon yellow was near the paddock. It had three bar appendages on the bottom. It was also seen by three security guards at nearby Falcon Field across the highway. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1970, p. 7; Apache (AZ) Sentinel, June 10, 1970; Skylook, August 1970; Joan Woodward, www.nicap.org, Catgory 04 - Animal Effects Cases).
1972 - A luminous ovoid object hovered over La Deschaux, Jura department, France at 11:30 p.m., then moved toward the south slowly at a low altitude. It directed a beam of light upwards, with 90 degree rotation. The sighting lasted an hour, and there were four witnesses. (Source: Henry-JeanBesset, Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1972, p. 26).
1975 - A series of close encounters began in central Connecticut at 8:45 p.m. On Lent Road in Hamden, Connecticut a witness sighted a disc-shaped UFO with an onboard occupant. Thirty minutes later two witnesses, one on Putnam Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut and another in Wallingford, Connecticut both reported close encounter experiences involving disc-shaped UFOs and lapses of time where they couldn't remember what happened next. At 9:45 p.m. more than 40 people including police saw the same or similar disc in Hamden. (Source: CUFOS case investigation files, James Barrett field investigator).
1991 - Many observers witnessed 15 delta-shaped objects in the sky over Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. Photographs and a videotape were taken, and there was national TV coverage of the event. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1993).
1992 - At 2:15 a.m. in Pittsford, New York two charcoal black, Saturn-shaped UFOs were seen hovering at 200 feet altitude. There were four prongs on each with lights on the ends. (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1992, p. 18).
2001 - At 6 p.m. a flat, black V-shaped object, with no lights or sound, was suspended in the sky over Wayne, New Jersey. It slowly rotated in place. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, webpage posted August 5, 2001).
2003 - At three o'clock in the morning the witness awoke in West Chester, Ohio to a beeping sound coming from a UPS (universal power supply) because the power had gone out. There was a smell of ozone and no sound at all. The witness then saw an oval-shaped craft with two strobing oval-shaped lights. The bottom of the craft was a deep blue color. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
2006 - Three orange lights in a triangular formation were sighted over Aylmer, Quebec, Canada at 10:45 p.m. One by one they left formation, rapidly increasing in altitude. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey Report, case # 250).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 May 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: animal reaction: horses panic, blue-white UFOs, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, erratic maneuvers, landings, missing time and possible abduction experiences, oval or ovoid UFOs, physiological effects: burns, short humanoids, silent UFOs, silver UFOs, violet UFO.