Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1931 - About the middle of the afternoon Sir F. Chichester spotted a dull grayish-white airship while flying over the Tasman Sea, off the coast of Australia. The object reflected light off its front surface. It appeared to draw closer, but then dimished in size, seemed to become transparent, and disappeared. (Source: James E. McDonald investigation files, case 004).
1946 - Mystery "ghost rockets" were seen over Tampere and Helsinki, Finland. (Source: H. Edward Hill).
1947 - At 11:00 p.m. in Agua Prieta, Mexico a glowing sphere was seen as it rose from the ground and flew up into the night sky. At the same time in Douglas, Arizona Coral Lorenzen, the co-founder of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization in 1952 and future author of seven books on the UFO phenomenon, witnessed an unidentified light land remotely, take on a definite spherical shape, then shoot up rapidly from the ground and vanish in less than ten seconds among the stars. According to the Air Force files there were more than fifty reports of UFOs seen during the daytime over Budapest, Hungary. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 16; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of the Phenomenon, p. 50; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 191).
1949 - A team of Navy engineers and technicians under the command of Robert B. McLaughlin watched two white discs pace a V-2 rocket during its test launch from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. One of the discs passed through the rocket's exhaust and then shot straight up. The event was witnessed by at least five U.S. Navy rocket scientists and engineers. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 112; Donald E. Keyhoe, True Magazine, March 1950, p. 25; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 238).
1955 - In Petare, Venezuela five ovoid objects descended on a hillside. They emitted smoke or fog and beams of light. Figures could be seen moving around inside the haze. The objects took off flying to the east. (Source: APRO Bulletin, August 1955).
1960 - Half a dozen "men" could be seen standing around a landed disc-shaped UFO in Algoz, Portugal at 3:30 a.m. The boarded the craft and the UFO took off vertically. When the witness started to run the object lit up the ground with an intense beam of light. His dog ran away in fear. Later that same night the headlights of a car driving fifteen miles east of Globe, Arizona illuminated a small figure standing 300 feet away. The being turned and ran. It was described as having broad shoulders, long arms, a dark body, no ears or nose, and a large pumpkin-shaped head with two orange glowing eyes. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 7 (case 30); Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, pp. 128-129).
1967 - A daytime photograph of a disc-shaped object was taken in East Woonsocket, Rhode Island by UFO contactee Harold Trudel. The photograph shows a slightly asymmetric hubcap shaped object with a small dome and aerial extending from the bottom. To even the untrained eye it looks like a fake, more than likely produced by suspending a model from a string. Trudel believed he was in mental contact with space people, who sent him telepathic messages as to where and when they would appear. Oddly enough, two more cases of photographs being taken of UFOs occurred on this day in Austria. Two people, one named Tutter, took a photograph of a UFO in Vienna (Wien), Austria at 9:55 p.m., and two more people, one named Brettschneider, took a photo in Ganserndorf, Austria at 11:35 p.m. (Sources: Timothy Green Beckley, Flying Saucers, December 1970, pg. 26; UFO Nachtrichten, August 1967).
1968 - In Los Cigarrales, Argentina Jorge Yaru, a member of the Argentine Navy, was on his way to bed at 3:15 a.m. when he heard a very loud engine noise and stepped out of his home to investigate. He saw nothing and returned inside. He heard the noise again and went back outside. Looking towards a nearby empty field he saw a hovering disc-shaped UFO, with a dome on top and bottom. Around the bottom part of the object were yellow, red, and orange lights. He estimated the craft to be about 1.5 meters in thickness and six meters in diameter, and the craft was rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. He watched the object for 40 minutes while it remained motionless, then the craft shot away at a ninety-degree angle towards some nearby wooded hills. It remained stationary there for 40 minutes and then made an abrupt jump, hovered again, and shot off at a high rate of speed. Sr. Yaru then felt a strange urge to bathe in a nearby brook, which he did despite the very low outdoor temperatures at the time. He felt a strange need to "cleanse" himself. At the same time a neighbor, Adela Garcia, heard the same noise and noticed in the same empty field a strange triangular shaped cloud. A giant man-like figure, over two meters tall, with long blond hair, descended to the ground from the cloud. The strange being, which Garcia likened to Jesus Christ, approached her and she knelt before him. Averting her eyes from the being briefly, she looked up and both the being and the cloud were gone. A large are of scorched grass was found in the field. (Sources: Oscar A. Uriondo, Preliminary Catalogue of Type I cases in Argentina, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 10; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing Revista Enigmas, Argentina).
1969 - Two people were sleeping outside in their backyard on this summer night in Portland, Oregon when they saw an object approaching them at 1:00 a.m. When first spotted the UFO was at about 500 feet altitude and a ¼ mile away. Soon they could see that it was a single file formation of disc-shaped objects, which dropped down to about 30 feet and turned north. The UFOs were about 30 feet in diameter. As they flew over a nearby field the witnesses could see a bluish green light under each object. They could also see small-lighted windows in the objects and in each window a figure was seen looking out. The last object shot up at a 30-degree angle and vanished within seconds, leaving a luminous short trail of light behind. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
1970 - A single witness saw a domed disc-shaped craft land in San Vicente de Toqua, Chile at 11:00 o'clock at night. Two humanoids were reported to have been seen inside the craft. (Sources: Chilean UFO Bulletin, Vol. 8, 1970; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-10, citing Mark Rodeghier and Bernard Delair).
1978 - A dark, silent wedge-shaped object with a square formation of white lights in the back and a triangular formation of red and white lights in the front paced the car of two students, ages 21 and 19, as they drove eastbound on Route 299 in New Paltz, New York. The UFO turned south toward them and passed over their car. The male student got out of the car and ran underneath it, and said it was as large as his outstretched hand at arm's length. It shot off toward the southwest horizon in a few seconds time. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1978, p. 4.)
1992 - Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Several workers at the Lukens Steel Company plant saw a disc-shaped UFO land on the factory grounds around quitting time (4:30 p.m.). The security guard said that the object touched down briefly and then took off in the direction of the old Coatesville Hospital. The company, a defense contractor, refused to let UFO investigators talk with any of the witnesses or answer further questions about what they saw. Attempts to set up interviews outside of the plant were also unsuccessful. (Thomas Carey, MUFON; West Chester Daily Local News, June 12, 1992.)
1998 - At 10:15 p.m. a woman awoke to a noise outside her bedroom in Deception Bay, Queensland, Australia. She thought she heard the TV set on and could also see some kind of soft, flashing light in the corridor that she went to investigate. At the end of the corridor she was surprised to see a very tall man standing in the hallway. He wore a long beige jacket and had long arms. His face could not be seen because he was backlit by the light coming from behind him. She attempted to scream but could not. The next thing she remembered was finding herself standing in a different place in the room. She heard a voice say "come on, time to go to bed now," which she did. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case #3155, citing Robert Frola & Diane Harrison, UFO Information Centre Queensland).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 4 June 2006).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: car pursuits; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; humanoids; humanoid beings with long arms; inside occupants; landings; missing time, ovoid UFOs; photographs; revolving UFOs, silent UFOs; unusual cloud, smoke or fog associated with UFOs; very tall humanoids, wedge-shaped UFOs.