On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 23

1947 - A large shiny silver ball hovered for several minutes over a mountain in Clayton, Georgia and then zoomed away. There were two witnesses named Cantrell and Pepper. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 1).

1952 - Grid area CV 4, Korea. Information came via Japan H.Q. "CV 4359". At 6:08 a.m. a USAF pilot of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Group sighted a black coin-shaped object about seven times wider than it was thick, with an estimated diameter of 15-20 feet, that made an irregular descent. It flew at a fixed altitude for 6-7 seconds, approached the pilot's plane, then disappeared into a cloud. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 50).

1952 - Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At 3:30 a.m. Martha Milligan, a secretary, saw a bullet-shaped object with burnt-orange exhaust fly straight and level for 30-60 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1334; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 266).

1952 - In Owensboro, Kentucky at 10:00 a.m. National Guard Lt. Col. O. L. Depp and another man heard a sound like an airplane and witnessed two objects looking like "giant soap bubbles", reflecting yellow and lavender colors. They flew one behind the other for five seconds, then vanished from view. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1335; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 267).

1952 - Airport weather observer Rex Thompson in Spokane, Washington sighted a round disc with a metallic shine at 4:05 pm. It flashed and fluttered like a flipped coin for 5-7 minutes. Many others saw a fiery light that might have been a meteor. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1331; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - McChord AFB, Washington. At around 9 p.m. Lt. K. Thompson watched a very large light that flew straight and level for 10 minutes. Four miles west of the Air Base several yellow-whitish nocturnal lights in a V formation made precise maneuvers in sky. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1332; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 23; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 266).

1964 - Fifteen or more flying discs paced a car on Highway 60 in Vero Beach, Florida. The object tipped back and forth as they did so. They first formed a V-formation, then reformed into a circular formation, then split the formation and flew on either side of a grove of trees. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 1).

1966 - Four adults in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia heard a splash at noon from a nearby lake. No object was visible on the lake surface, but a UFO was seen climbing from the lake diagonally, then "disappeared in seconds." (Source: Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 228, citing Broken Hill, (N.S.W.) Barrier Truth, June 23, 1966).

1966 - One of the earliest reported cases of "missing time" began on this day in a bedroom in West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The incident took place in the pre-dawn hours, beginning at around 3:15 a.m. (David Webb, Analysis of Humanoid/Abduction Reports, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, pg. 267).

1966 - At 3:42 a.m. an Apollo Space Project engineer, Julian Sandoval, saw a fast moving 300 foot long tetrahedron shaped UFO with four blue-green tail lights maneuvering in the sky while driving on Highway 85 in Corrales, New Mexico. His sighting was confirmed by Police Patrolman Gallegos and Dorothy Lovato of Bernalillo. The sighting lasted a total of 51 minutes. (Sources: Christian Science Monitor, July 11, 1966; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 3, 1966; UNICAT database, case 690, citing James E. McDonald, Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers Here and Now, p. 179).

1966 - At 9:30 p.m. a 61-year-old woman was at home reading in Hamburg, New York when an intense red light illuminated the ground near her house. She went outside and saw a lighted object 20 meters away, just one meter in diameter, which backed up and flew away "like a bullet." Three other people saw it from the next house. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 777).

1968 - At five minutes past midnight in Monte Banderas de Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain, a four-meter wide circular-shaped flying object landed on a hilltop, 300 meters away from the three witnesses. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I Events in Spain and Portugal, case 59).

1968 - The witness was driving from Las Vegas, Nevada at around 8 p.m. when he saw a round, saucer-shaped object land on a dirt road not to far away from the road. The witness drove up the dirt road to the craft, which had landed on three leg-like protrusions. Soon three bearded men, very human in appearance, disembarked from the craft. They approached the witness who had by now left his vehicle. They expressed curiosity as to his long hair. He explained that he just wanted to wear it that way and was not into drugs or anything. They seemed to appreciate that. They then told him that they came from a world with no cities where its inhabitants were born in the wilderness. They told him that cities were a danger to society. They called themselves "Dodonians." The witness shook hands with the men and they boarded the craft, which quickly left the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing National UFO Reporting Center).

1969 - At 1:36 a.m. a couple named Werth and one of their children had a close encounter with a cone shaped object that maneuvered only 60 meters from the porch of their farmhouse, located 15 miles south of Hays, Kansas. The object was over 100 feet in length, made no sound, and flew about at a low altitude, then flew away to the northeast. Their sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1969, p. 3).

1972 - At 3:00 a.m. police and a light plane chased an elusive zigzagging nocturnal light through the skies over Menominee County, Wisconsin. It made a high pitched sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9546, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1972).

1973 - At midnight Roberta T. sighted from her Phoenix, Arizona patio what first appeared to be a star. It descended from the sky until it came much closer and appeared to be a large, illuminated spherical object, hovering in a spot just above some trees beyond her patio. As it hovered, a square opening appeared on the side facing her, like a "garage doors opening." Illuminated brightly from within, she observed a human-like figure approach the opening from one side, cross over, and then bend down to do something. When she uttered an exclamation he abruptly looked up and out at her and peered directly at her, leaning out of the opening. He was visible from the knees up and wore a tight-fitting garment. When he dropped his head down to look at her she could see that he was tall, with a large head and with hands that appeared to be busy working instruments. She next heard a humming sound, and saw a second, smaller object approaching to her left. It passed a post on the patio and abruptly disappeared. She then looked back toward the first object and found it too had vanished. She then fell asleep and when she came to later, found herself lying in a different position.

Under hypnotic regression, she described seeing the same figure appear before her on the patio. She then describes in vague uncertain terms how she was told not to be afraid, and then "taken somewhere" by being floated upwards. She recalled seeing a dog that had been constantly barking also floating in the air. She was in some dark "enclosed" place where she couldn't see and an instrument of some sort was placed on her head, which made her uncomfortable. There were others around her but she "felt" them rather than saw them. She had the impression they were "talking" to each other in a language she could not understand. She also had the impression there were two people present. When she awoke on the patio, it was some 4 or 5 hours later. (Sources: David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids, case 73-08D; David F. Webb, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, p. 270; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-16, citing Lester Seward for Ground Saucer Watch).

1973 - From a cabin on the Rothwell Ranch in Piedmont, Missouri two men watched as a bright light that had a ring around it rose from low on the ESE horizon, moved up-down, then left-right, for a distance of 15 degrees over a 30 minute period beginning at 10:30 p.m. The object silently radiated lines of concentric circles like heat waves. At one point a small light joined the first object. (Source: MUFON database of field investigations, case file dated July 9, 1973, field investigator Dan A. Rothwell).

Rothwell Ranch, Piedmont, Missouri - 1973


1976 - An abduction experience occurred this night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A bright nocturnal light approached a man causing him to become frozen in place with paralysis. It stopped some 20 to 25 feet away and the light went out. A short, bald-headed being with a big head, large eyes, and pointed ears, no eyebrows, and wearing a bluish-gray coverall bearing an emblem on the chest approached. The man was levitated aboard a cigar-shaped UFO. He reported having telepathic communication with the Ufonaut. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1507).

1977 - A driver of a newspaper delivery van driving between Noupoort and Middelburg, South Africa saw a dull glow at a quarry beside the road at 5:15 a.m. A glowing phosporescent UFO then came out of the quarry and hovered in front of the delivery van, causing the van's engine and headlights to fail. After a few moments the UFO departed, making a buzzing sound when it left. The engine of the van started by itself, then stopped, then started again when the driver pressed the pedal. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 71, case 413, citing MUFON UFO Journal, September 1977).

1990 - At 12:30 a.m. an orange disc-shaped object with portholes on the bottom portion, very bright, followed the course of a creek in Williams Lake, British Columbia at a low altitude. The witness's arm became numb during this close encounter. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 123).

1992 - Three silent disc-shaped objects were sighted from US Highway 22 in Washington County, Pennsylvania near the West Virginia State border at around 11 p.m. The discs were at treetop level and blinked in unison. They formed a triangle in the sky, then vanished. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1993).

1994 - A woman in Miami, Florida was unable to sleep and got up at 4 o'clock in the morning to sit at her kitchen table. She saw out her kitchen window, by a large fruit tree, a tall, dark winged man-like figure. It stepped from behind the tree and glided toward the side of her house. She believed she had seen a demon. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 1701).

2003 - A shiny metallic cigar-shaped object was seen in the daylight sky at 1:00 p.m. over Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. It was stationary at first, then moved slowly into some clouds. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case 232, citing National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 June 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, bedroom visitation, blue uniform, bullet-shaped UFOs, buzzing sound, cigar-shaped UFOs, communication, disc-shaped or circular UFOs, entities, fly-bys, flying humanoid, human-looking UFOnauts, humming sound, insignia, luminous UFOs, missing time, physiological effects: numbness and paralysis, red UFOs, vehicle EM interference reports, telepathy, UFOs flying in V formation.