Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 - Harold A. Dahl, his son, and others on board a boat allegedly saw six donut-shaped objects, 30 meters in diameter, metallic with dark openings, over a bay next to Maury Island on Puget Sound, Washington. One of the UFOs exploded, showered the witnesses with a slag-like metal. This case has been widely regarded as a hoax because of some deliberate deception of UFO investigator Kenneth Arnold by a shadowy con man named Chrisman who claimed to have been involved, but there are still unexplained elements to this case. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 47).
1947 - Eight disc-shaped objects the size of a house were seen flying at 1,000 kph at 11:55 a.m. in Spokane, Washington. A woman stated that the objects fell with a falling leaf motion and landed before ten witnesses on the shore of the Saint Joe River, in Idaho. (Sources: Aime Michel, The Truth About Flying Saucers, p. 16; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 191).
1952 - Near Kelly AFB, Texas. At 12:30 p.m. Sgt. Howard Davis, the flight engineer of a B-29 bomber flying at 8,000' altitude, witnessed a flat object with a sharply pointed front and rounded rear. It was white with a dark blue center and red rim. It trailed sparks as it dove past the B-29 at a distance of 500 feet for a very brief time. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1319; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 16; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 20).
1952 - At 11:00 p.m. that night at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee nuclear facility a radar target was picked up and later sighted as a featureless nocturnal light over the AEC site by a member of the Ground Observer Corps. The light eluded an F-47 fighter sent to investigate it, flying at 8,000 feet altitude. (Source: Edward J. Ruppelt, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 43).
1954 - Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baker saw a hovering, domed disc-shaped object in Ridgeway, Ontario. It was about 14 meters in diameter (40 feet) and had several rotating, flashing lights around the rim. They drove their car to get a closer look. The object crossed the road in front of the car and landed in a field. The car stalled and they had to push it because it would not re-start, although it had never given them trouble before the incident or since. They watched as the lights moved around in the area. They found a large, brown, circular spot in the pasture where the disk had been resting. (Sources: Gregory Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Report, p. 6; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 2, case 9).
1956 - At 10:35 p.m. a group of boy scouts and their scoutmaster sighted several silvery discs in the southeastern sky near Homestead, Pennsylvania maneuvering at high speed among the clouds. (Sources: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence Newsletter, September 1956, p. 3; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 186).
1958 - A two meter in diameter orange ball of fire was sighted
by many at 7:15 a.m. over Chenxi County, Hunan Province, China. It
was spinning out a cloud of smoke. It made a 120 degree turn near a
school, and left behind a smell of ozone in the air. (Source: Wendelle
Stevens and Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 37).
1962 - At 4:00 a.m. Lt. Col. H. King and his tail gunner M/Sgt. Roberts, aboard a B-52 heavy jet bomber flying over Indianapolis, Indiana sighted three bright, star-like flying nocturnal lights. The first was seen, and then ten seconds later two more were spotted. The total sighting lasted three minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7957; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1962 - Many residents of La Plata, Argentina phoned the police and the newspapers on this night to report a red cigar-shaped UFO over the city, flying around in circles at great speed. The object would disappear and reappear, giving off red flashes. (Source: Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1964, p. 10).
1965 - An unidentified submarine object (USO) was sighted by a
pilot flying east of Fraser Island, off Maryborough, Queensland,
Australia at 11:30 a.m. It was long, thin, and metallic looking and
just under the surface of the ocean. It submerged out of sight when the
plane flew over. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966, p.
1965 - A disc with a blinking red light was seen for 20 minutes in Chesaning, Michigan starting at 9:30 p.m. It appeared to land remotely. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1968).
1967, Cordoba, Argentina - Four days prior of a massive wave of UFO sightings in the region, a man dressed in black showed up at the newsroom of Cordoba's Los Principios daily newspaper, where he dropped off a letter addressed to the editor stating that before the week was out the Southern Cone would experience a massive flyover involving hundreds of extraterrestrial craft. The day before the sightings began, the newspaper received a phone call stating, "Attention, it will begin at any moment..." (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 3186, citing Dr. Rafael Lara).
1967 - Mr. and Mrs. Larsen recalled being abducted on this night by aliens while driving on a New Mexico highway. (Source: R. Leo Sprinkle, investigator, in David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2081).
1968 - A man riding his bicycle in Miramar, Argentina encountered a large object moving only 50 centimeters above the ground. At 1:30 a.m. the domed, disc-shaped object flew extremely low, nearly hugging the ground, and traveled from north to south while illuminating the ground with a vertical beam of red light. The top of the object appeared to be spinning. It suddenly increased in speed and left. Calcination traces were found by police. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 911, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 95; Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 10).
1968 - At 11:30 a.m. a 12 meter long ovoid object was seen
taking off from a farm in Brazey en Morvan, France. Dead sheep and
slugs were found in a 25 meter wide indentation area left by the UFO.
(Sources: Michel Figuet & Jean-Luis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier
Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 292; UNICAT
database, case 498, citing Figuet & Ruchon).
1968 - At 9:00 p.m. in Revere, Massachusetts the witness's cat ran off and the dog howled. An orange ball of fire slowly descended toward a maple tree. It wobbled, gave off white trail of vapor, accelerated away, then broke into many sparks.(Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 353).
Revere, Massachusetts - 1968
1970 - Paul Foster, in the St. Helliers section of Auckland, New Zealand, saw a figure about 20 yards away from him while working on a car. It was facing in the opposite direction. Viewed from the rear, the humanoid was about 5'9" tall and wore a one-piece blue coverall, the legs of which were tucked into mud covered boots. The man carried a leather case on his left hip attached to a strap over his right shoulder, and was holding a box-like object to his face with a periscope like extender sticking out and up to the right side. This periscope device was pointed away from the observer to the north, toward the sun. The figure was blond with short-cropped hair. He walked dragging his feet, as if fatigued. Foster glanced away thinking it was perhaps a mailman, but when he realized it was Sunday, he knew this could not be. When he again looked up the figure had gone. Foster rushed out in search of him but could find no trace. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-1, citing Vic Harris for the New Zealand Scientific Space Research Group, Auckland).
1971 - A 50-foot diameter disc was seen hovering overhead on this night in Pinehurst, Idaho. It directed a beam of light down upon two witnesses, who experienced over two hours of missing time and subsequently recalled an abduction experience. They also had unexplained body marks on their limbs. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9308 citing Paranet).
1976 - At 12:40 a.m. a kite-shaped UFO shone a beam of light at a police car in Ringsted, Denmark causing some electrical malfunctions. It lit the road, then flew off. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11750).
1976 - At 9:15 a domed disc shaped UFO was seen at treetop level in Rome, Italy. It had a transparent cupola bubble on the bottom. It moved out of sight behind some buildings. (Source: Maurizio Verga, Italian UFO Catalogue).
1976 - An hour and a half later two 5 meter wide discs were seen hovering silently in Le Conquet, France. They moved away and then came back extremely quickly. (Source: Jean-F. Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 79).
1977 - On this day a 10 meter long silver cigar shaped object followed two people riding on a motorcycle between Salford and Bury, England. It replicated all of their turns and was completely silent. It finally flew off behind a house. (Source: FSR, August 1978, p 10).
1980 - In Assumption, Illinois at 1:30 a.m. Ms. McLeod reported that two low flying, slow orange colored domed discs circled and hovered for five minutes while directing a beam of light toward the ground. There was an unnatural quiet and the witness's dog never barked during the sighting. Two minutes after the UFO left natural sounds returned to the area. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1980, p. 14).
1983 - A wingless cigar-shaped object circled a strategic nuclear facility at Dubno, Ukraine for 18 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13365, citing FSR, volume 37, no. 4).
1984 - A large, slow V-shaped craft passed low over a radio tower in Hyde Park, New York at 8:00 p.m. It had headlights and made a faint humming sound. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, October 1984).
1986 - Two years later another series of sightings occurred on this evening in the Hudson Valley area. This time delta shaped objects and lights were reported in Westchester County, New York. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 201).
1996 - On this night Cesar Miglioranza, age 64, was driving his car home from work outside of Flexeiras, Brazil when he noticed a strong light in a nearby field. He stopped his car and got out to investigate. As he approached he saw a large object on the ground next to some trees. Suddenly he became paralyzed and unable to move. Beside the object were two short beings with large heads and long arms. They wore helmets and tight fitting silvery uniforms. The two humanoids appeared to be collecting soil samples from the ground. After a few moments, they conversed among themselves in an unknown language, then boarded the object, which quickly took off at high speed. Cesar was unable to move for the next five minutes. Afterwards he felt very tired and sleepy for 2 to 3 days. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 3545, citing Victor Lourenco).
1998 - At around midnight a man named Augustin was walking his dogs in Ulldemolins, Terragona, Spain alongside an isolated field when he noticed a bright light to his left. A bright white rotating light approached and disappeared towards the nearby road, apparently coming down to land. The witness heard a moderate humming sound. Suddenly the light went dark and two humanoids became visible. They were both walking on the road toward him. The beings wore fluorescent helmets and boots and tight-fitting silvery outfits, but no other details were visible. His dogs began barking in an agitated manner. Terrified, the witness and his dogs ran in the opposite direction, not looking back at the humanoids. The night before this close encounter another local witness had seen a white light hovering over a house. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3340, citing Josep Guijarro, Karma-7 #295).
1999 - Three separate witnesses reported a black triangular craft with red and yellow flashing lights flying over Nicholasville, Kentucky at 12:15 a.m. A bright light was also seen passing in front of the moon. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
2004 - A saucer shaped object with bright red lights was seen in Richmond Hill, New York at 9:30 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 1 July 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions, cigar-shaped UFOs, death of animals caused by UFO, discs, domed disc-shaped UFOs, electromagnetic vehicle ignition system effects, fall of slag-like material from UFO, falling leaf motion, helmets, humanoid wearing blue coveralls, humming sound, landings, Man-in-Black correctly predicting subsequent UFO wave, missing time, multi-colored UFOs, multi-year reports from Argentina, nautical UFOs (UFOs seen close to water and USO), nuclear facilities, silent UFOs and unnatural quiet, red beams, silver uniforms with helmets, sparks.