On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 5

On this night in 1949 a huge fireball zigzagged 800 miles toward the northeast from the southern tip of Florida to Georgia. There were several reports along the west coast of Florida as it flew across the sky. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1410.)

On this evening in 1952 three cases occurred that were listed by the Air Force Project Blue Book as "unknowns." At 6:15 p.m. in Albuquerque, New Mexico a shiny disc was reported moving through the sky by a military witness. Its speed was estimated as 5-6 times faster than a F-86 jet and was seen for six seconds. At Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska three security guards saw a large red nocturnal light hover 1000 feet over the main gate to the Strategic Air Command's major airbase at 11:00 p.m. At the same time, eight star-like objects were seen flying over Lubbock, Texas. The first two lights flew over in a trailing formation and the others followed singly. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, cases 1255, 1256, and 1257).

In East Dandenong, Victoria at 6:23 p.m. on this evening in 1954, a sixteen-year-old girl and her best friend were terrified by a 10 meter long cylinder that hovered only 20 meters above them. A wristwatch stopped working and their flashlight's battery was reportedly drained. The craft had a window on top and a bluish light on each end, and made a drumming noise. (Source: NICAP case investigation files.)

In 1955 a British fishing trawler crew spotted a silver daylight disc flying over the North Sea off the coast of Holland at 7:30 p.m. It flew at an estimated 3000 meters altitude, and crossed the sky in five minutes. It was definitely "not a plane," according to the witnesses. At the same time, a sequence of three photographs were taken in St. Marc, Belgium showing a convex, lens-shaped disc object in front of some clouds. The object had a bright bottom and dark, shadowed top. Motion is implied by the different angles in the photos. The UFO was seen low nearby the witness's car. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4364; Jacques Bonabot, Catalogue of Belgian UFO Cases, case #77).

In Uriman, Venezuela on this night in 1957, members of a local Indian tribe saw a luminous object land and several little men emerge from the object. When they tried to capture one of these dwarf-like creatures, it slashed at them with some kind of knife, and gave one of them a deep arm cut. On the same night another close encounter occurred near Warrensburg, Missouri. At 10:30 p.m. on highway 13 north of town, three people driving together in a car had an orange ball of light approach and follow their car. Several small blue lights exited the larger object and flew off in every direction. A watch stopped working and there was interference on their car radio during the encounter. (Sources: Ted Bloecher files; J. Allen Hynek investigation files, case P44).

1964 - While driving near the Pajas Blancas airport in Cordoba province, Argentina a doctor and his wife had the engine of their car fail at four o'clock in the morning. They then found a huge object on the road ahead of them. Its bright light went out, leaving only a violet colored light. After 20 minutes of no activity, a man approached the car and suggested that they try the car again. The engine started up. After telling the couple not to be afraid and that he was on a mission, the humanoid joined two others and all three entered the object. It then rose rapidly into the sky, leaving a violet-colored trail. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, citing Charles Bowen, The Humanoids; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 610).

At about the same time, 3:00 a.m. E.D.T. on the morning of June 5th, 1964 a 10-foot diameter glowing ball was seen ascending slowly in the sky from a low altitude in Cleveland, Ohio. The ball of light ascended at a 45-degree angle, and was followed by 10 small lights. It also emitted blue light beams. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1964).

1965 - A year later in Lynn, Massachusetts there were several reports of a cigar-shaped object being seen over the local GE facility. This was in the same 24-hour period that James McDivitt took a photo of an unknown light source from the Gemini 4 spacecraft, while in orbit in Outer Space over Hawaii. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966; NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1958, p. 2).

In 1967 a school principal, several teachers, and students saw three UFOs, one of them low near some power lines during a daytime power outage at Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania. When the UFOs left the electricity in the school came back on. Damage was reported on two generators at the dam power plant. There were power failures reported at 10:16 a.m. in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware according to the Federal Power Commission. Later that evening at 8 p.m. on State Route 2 outside of Point Pleasant, West Virginia an unidentified flying object extended some kind of robotic tentacles and attempted to abduct a bloodmobile. (Sources: NICAP investigation files dated August 7, 1967; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 93).

1968 - An orange balloon-shaped object with antennas made complex maneuvers over the city of Niteroi, Brazil at 10:10 p.m. The object also reportedly ejected some strips of foil. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8308).

In 1969 at 6:00 a.m. in Uba, Brazil an orange UFO paced and circled a car. The engine and car radio died. Later that day the Canadian Parliament Building was buzzed by a mysterious red light in Ottawa, Ontario during the evening hours. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing the Brazilian O Dia newspaper; John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 213).

In 1971 an airliner crew reported sighting four metallic cigar-shaped objects, each about 6 meters in length, flying rapidly toward the west. The objects passed only 90 meters away from the aircraft, and left no contrails. Ground radar confirmed their presence. At 10:30 p.m. a man saw three lights-red, white and blue-land among some trees two miles from Norwood, Tasmania. They then took off in a flash the color of a skyrocket. Landing traces were found at the sight, including a 10-foot wide irregularly shaped flattened area. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8308; Launceston Tasmania Examiner, June 5, 1971).

In 1975 a couple driving from Appleton to Madison, Wisconsin spotted three UFOs. The second object had a long trail. It came down, split apart like booster rocket, arched through the sky traveling rapidly toward the southwest. On that same night two poor quality photographs were taken of a Saturn-shaped UFO seen above some trees in Colpo, France. The object had antennas and emitted beams of light. (Source: Jay Rath, The W-files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 64; Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1975).

At 11:30 p.m. in 1976 a glowing cigar-shaped object hovered at a 40-degree angle over highway 140 in Merced, California. It appeared to have windows. It then made erratic maneuvers in the sky. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, July 1976).

In 1980 a series of strange UFO-related events occurred in both Malaysia and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. At dusk in Moffat, Colorado a mustard yellow, old-fashioned "whirlybird" copter was seen rising from a pasture. The next morning a prize-winning bull was found dead. No nearby airport had ever seen such a craft. At 2:20 a.m. in Port Klang, Malaysia a spinning, luminous bluish-red ball hovered just 30 feet over a large oil installation. It emitted beam of light that struck a house near the petroleum tanks, and the house caught fire. Nearby airport radar confirmed the presence of a UFO. (Source: Chris O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 42; Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 96).

In Varzi, Italy at 5:00 a.m. in 1983 dogs began barking when a cigar-shaped UFO approached the ground. The object emitted a foggy vapor at ground level, rose up and hovered in the air. It extended a rotating dome and orange light, and then flew away toward the south-southwest. In Vidor, Texas six people watched a star-shaped object with three rounded protrusions hover in the sky for 2 hours. It left when aircraft arrived on the scene. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, November-December 1984, p. 4; APRO Bulletin, May 1984, p. 7).

1991 - An orange fireball with a pale halo flew east to west along the waterfront in Clacton-on-Sea, England at ten minutes past midnight on this date. When it shot up into a cloud the cloud became luminescent. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 152).

In 1992 strange lights were seen and videotaped at 10:50 p.m. near Wanaque Reservoir in New Jersey. The lights maneuvered about the sky, and faded in and out. Wanaque Reservoir has been the scene of many repeated UFO sightings, especially in the 1960s. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994).

In 1994 scientists videotaped a new aircraft over a mountain in Col de Vence, France at 4:30 in the afternoon. A diamond-shaped object, not seen at the time, appears in the replay of the videotape. A lens-flare was ruled out as the cause. . At 2:30 a.m. a rapidly blinking strobe-light flying object paced a car on US highway 285 near Saguache, Colorado. It flew off to the west, going at treetop level. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 327; Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 244).

In 1995 a 100-meter diameter sphere followed a car for two minutes at 700 meters altitude near Pamiers, France at 12:10 a.m. The occupants of the car reported being in a state of shock after the encounter.At 4:00 a.m. a large white ovoid object hovered over Poligny, France. Six smaller orbs exited the larger object, flew around, then returned. At 3:10 p.m. EDT a black disc was sighted moving toward the northeast over Pensacola, Florida. It flew slowly at 15 mph, across the wind, at 100 feet altitude, and made no sound. (Source: Banque O.V.N.I., case 95; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 333; UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1995).

1997 - At 2:30 a.m. Nathalie, a young French woman, was sitting in her car with a companion in La Houssaye-en-Brie, France when both saw an object in the sky that resembled a wheel; it was made of 12 projecting lights revolving counterclockwise. The observation lasted almost two hours, during which they were unable to move. After the sighting they both went to sleep. Later, under hypnotic regression, Nathalie remembered being lifted through a conical light beam into the hovering craft. Aboard the craft she was submitted to various medical tests, and apparently given an implant. She witnessed another woman also being subjected to the same treatment. She described her abductors as being "very tall", about two meters in height, and assisted by a smaller "woman." Some of her abductors looked human, and some did not. In another room, she saw four beings sitting in chairs in front of glass panels. Some of these beings were courteous to her, and others looked to be rather irritated at her, for whatever reason. The beings appeared to be well built, with huge strong shoulders. Their heads were larger than humans and oval in shape, with large black slit-like eyes. Another very curious detail was that they had what appeared to be a lock of hair, tied up tight like a ponytail, that suck up straight from the tops of their bald heads. They wore tight fitting, two piece gray colored outfits with belts. In the room she saw windows in front of a corridor, the floor was luminous, and apparently made out of glass. She also saw a lozenge shaped table, black in color in the middle of the room. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit & GEIPIS).

In 1997 a hat-shaped UFO reportedly landed in Hayward, California at 9:30 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, June 1997 web page).

1997 - On this night a Mr. Hassan, near Redmond, Washington saw a low level, hovering saucer-shaped object about half a mile away that was glowing white. He had the headlights of his car on it, so combined with the glow from the UFO he could clearly see that it was abducting cattle. The cows appeared to be stunned, still in an upright position, as they floated up into the object. He also noticed "little monsters" on the ground. They were 50-60 pound humanoids with large heads, grayish white skin, and dark black eyes. The witness became frightened and drove off. No one else appeared to be around at the time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Western Bigfoot Society Newsletter, issue # 68).

In 1998 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada two people witnessed two UFOs at 11:49 p.m. EDT, a large, bright object accompanied by a smaller orange light trailing behind it. The smaller light merged with the main light. Neither object made any sound. At 10:05 p.m. PDT a couple in Vancouver, British Columbia observed a stationary, 40-foot tall, vertically aligned tube in the sky. They said it was ejecting flames from the underneath end. (Source: UFO Research Manitoba, 1998 Canadian UFO Survey, cases 32 & 33).

1999 - In Ollioules, France at 11:30 p.m. local time, nine delta-shaped objects were seen flying in a V-shaped formation. They moved toward the west, then rearranged into a linear echelon formation. On that same night in Huntsville, Alabama a row of 5 or 6 blinking lights were seen flying in the sky. The sighting had occurred at 11:45 CDT, and the witness had been awakened by noise coming from the sky. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1999, p. 10; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, June 1999 web page).

2002 - On this afternoon at least 45 students said they saw a UFO land in the field behind Fatma Primary School in the Santral district of Antalya, Turkey. Several students, including Murat Esici, 11, saw an "alien being" emerge from the landed craft, emitting red rays from its eyes. It had a very big head, was about 1.80 meters tall, and had hands and feet that looked metallic. Miss Esici temporarily lost her voice immediately after the sighting. Students Zeynep Cpnar and Nalan Donmez also claimed they saw an unusual craft with the alien beside it. "His eyes and hands were red and a red light was emitting from his eyes." The children were overcome with shock after the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2002, citing Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center International).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 11 November 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; blue lights and blue light beams; cattle abductions; cigar-shaped and cylinder shaped objects; complex maneuvers including zigzagging; EM effects including power failures, stopped vehicles, and stopped watches; formations of UFOs including satellite objects emerging from larger bodies; Grey humanoids; levitation; missing time; orange balls of light; radar-visual sightings; UFOs pacing cars.

© Donald A. Johnson