On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 16

1909 - An elongated object flew toward the east over the town of Donghoi at 4:10 a.m. in Vietnam. It gave off a strong light and was seen by two fishermen to plunge into the sea six kilometers away from the coast after a steady flight lasting about nine minutes. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 21; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 187).

1948 - A banana or cucumber-shaped object with beams of light was tracked on radar when it descended across the course of Russian test pilot Aprasksin flying over the Kapustin Yar test flight facility in Astrakhan, Soviet Union. The experimental aircraft he was flying experienced a total electrical failure when it was hit by a cone of light, with the engine and controls failing. Although temporarily blinded, he was able to glide the plane to a landing. (Sources: Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript, p. 124; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project, p. 004; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 137).

1952 - A Staff Sergeant saw five gray discs in a arc formation shoot to the east over Walker Field, Roswell, New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. They flew at an estimated speed of 550 mph. A Project Blue Book "unknown" report. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1285; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 265; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 14).

1965 - On this night a bright light seen in the sky over Townsville, Queensland, Australia gradually accelerated, next zig-zagged, and then stopped and started moving three times before disappearing out of sight. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 154).

1966 - Russian oil and gas scientists watched a high flying silent disc-shaped object spiral through the sky east of Elista, Kalmuk, Russia at 9:50 p.m. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #7772, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #204).

1967 - On this night Mrs. Wallace and her family watched a cone-shaped UFO with rotating green and red flashing lights for one hour over Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada. (Source: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Autumn 1967, p. 15).

1972 - A man, Mr. Meerton, leaving his house in Merricks, Victoria, Australia at 8:30 p.m. was confronted by a dull metallic object with 30 orange lights that had just landed in his field. Cows in the pasture panicked. The whole area was illuminated by the UFO, and a strong wind blew that bent the trees over. The UFO also made a high pitched sound like that of an electric mixer. The encounter lasted 90 seconds. (Source: Victorian UFO Research Society, Australian FSR, December 1972, p. 18).

1974 - At about 5:00 a.m. a 46-year-old farm laborer was driving near Caceres, Spain when a bright object illuminated the highway. He saw three tall helmeted figures standing inside the craft. When the witness turned off his headlights the UFO moved away; when he turned them back on the UFO approached, and followed him home. (Sources: Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 188; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 346; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #147; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 193).

1977, Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa - At 5:15 a.m. a glowing object engulfed a van being driven by a single witness, a Mr. Gouws, in a brilliant light. The man experienced amnesia when exposed to the intense light source and may have possibly been abducted, as he has an hour of time unaccounted for. There was a buzzing sound accompanying the light and the van's engine and lights died. Later the engine restarted spontaneously by itself. Mr. Gouws was so fearful after the incident that he was shaking like a leaf. (Sources: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, citing MUFON UFO Journal, September 1977; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 256).

1978 - A man had been hitchhiking home after midnight when he spotted a soft glowing object in a nearby field near Borisoglebsk, Voronezh, Russia and walked towards it. As he approached he could see that the object had a transparent dome on top and inside he could see three short humanoids. The dwarf beings had large egg-like heads and very long fingers. They seemed to be working around a central console. When he got to within 25 yards of the object he was stopped by some kind of a force field and blacked out. When he came to he noticed that the briefcase he had been carrying looked old and frayed. The force field was gone, so he again began to walk toward the object but was knocked down by a blast of wind. The craft began to glow and rose off the ground and shot away quickly at high speed. He learned later that he had lost track of 45 minutes of time. Under hypnosis he recalled being gently led into the craft and examined. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 420, citing Fortean Times, issue # 33, quoting Felix Zigel; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13211, citing FSR, Vol. 29, No. 5).

1978, Oulton, England - At 11:15 p.m. a 16-year-old man was returning from his girlfriend's house in a heavy rainstorm when he started hearing a very loud voice "talking nonsensically" all around him. The voice was so loud that he thought it might wake everyone in the village and he compared it to the voice of a radio announcer. The volume rose and fell as though the voice was being blown on the wind. He could not distinguish the words, however, and it faded away after about five seconds. He walked another 50 meters further on when he noticed, through a wooded gate to his right, a cylindrical column of white light. This vertical beam appeared to be on the grounds of a convent and was 200 meters away. It looked to be 3 1/2 meters high and 2 meters in diameter, and it appeared solid and sharply defined. The witness then had the impression that something or someone was in the beam, and he became scared and ran home, having watched the beam for about 5 seconds. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Martin Keatman, BUFORA Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1).

1987 - Two amateur astronomers, after having heard a strong hiss, saw on the mirrored water of the Adriatic Sea off the shore of Riccione, Italy a luminescent object of ovoid shape. During the few minutes of the sighting, the object changed coloration several times. (Source: Marco Bianchini, USOCAT by Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU). http://www.cisu.org/ citing La Gazzetta, June 17, 1987).

1989 - Two brothers were engaged in opal mining in an isolated area of Queensland, Australia on this night, with the nearest community being Yowah. They sighted a large disc-shaped craft accompanied by six smaller objects hovering over the area. A twenty-minute time lapse was reported. Hynoptic regression at a later date revealed an abduction scenario that involved small Grey type entities and tall human-looking beings with long blond hair. There seemed to the brothers that a struggle ensued between the two different groups of beings. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case #1821, citing Keith Basterfield).

1995 - A silent bell-shaped disc flashed and maneuvered over the shore of Puget Sound northeast of Shelton, Washington. It emitted a bright red beam of light. After 10 minutes it flew off towards the northeast. (Source: West Virginia UFO Newsletter, issue #8).

2004 - A chrome colored sphere was sighted over Milan, Tennessee at 12:30 p.m. It flew into a small cloud and didn't emerge again. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 2004 webpage archive).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, elongated UFO, Grey UFOnauts, missing time, multicolored UFOs, nautical UFOs (UFO seen entering or on the surface of bodies of water), Nordic UFOnauts, silent UFOs, tall humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson