On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 24

1947 - On this morning a prospector named Johnson in the Hood River region of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon sighted five or six discs flying silently overhead, heading toward the southeast. He noticed that his compass began spinning when the discs passed over. His watch also stopped running. (Sources: Phoenix Arizona Republic, June 26, 1947; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, p. 30; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 1).

1947 - At 2:58 p.m. Kenneth Arnold, flying his private plane near Mount Rainier, Washington was attracted by reflected sunlight from nine distant metallic flying objects. He watched as they flashed across the sky, one behind the other, "skipping as saucers upon water." They tilted back and forth as they flew. One object was definitely crescent shaped, the others may have been disc shaped or crescent shaped with a 10 to 1 width to thickness ratio. He clocked them as they flew past Mount Adams, and calculated that they were flying at a speed of 1,500 miles per hour and at an altitude of 9,500 feet. When he landed in Pendleton, Oregon he was interviewed at the local radio station where the term "flying saucer" was first coined, despite the fact that the objects he sighted may not have been discs. (Sources: Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 9; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 9; The Oregonian, June 26, 1947; Kevin Randle, Spaceships of the Visitors, p. 87; UNICAT database, case 354, citing Bruce Maccabee).

1953 - A woman in Hampton Bay, New York saw something like "a large aircraft" about 30 meters wide flying very slowly and low at 6:30 p.m. It had a lighted red band around the middle and was coming straight toward her house with an oscillating motion. She still thought it was an aircraft of some new design when it stopped near her, only 25 meters above the ground. Then it flew backward over the water and hovered, making the same noise as a swarm of bees. The top section supported a series of red lights and a cabin with four portholes through which a control panel was visible. No occupants were seen. The cabin section rose above the object, rotated, then glided back. The object tilted toward the west and rose toward the southeast, disappearing within three seconds at an 80-degree angle of climb after the three minute long sighting. Two days later a yellowish moss was observed at the site. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, June 1953, case 22; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 203 (case 112)).

1964 - Fifteen or more disc-shaped objects paced a truck driver and his wife in Vero Beach, Florida in the predawn hours. The discs flew along, tipping back and forth. They formed a V formation, then a circular formation; finally the objects split the formation and passed on either side of a group of trees. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 1).

1965 - A saucer-shaped object with a conical top, and rows of lights across the front and along the side flew over Nebo, Queensland, Australia. It glowed bluish-white and had a red tail. At 10:00 p.m. in Mundilla, South Australia a round object with red, green, and white lights flew away over the horizon. (Sources: (1) Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 155; (2) APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966).

1966 - Police officer William L. Stevens had a close encounter with a dirigible-shaped object 100 feet long and 30 feet thick at 3:30 a.m. He was driving on the Henrico Turnpike in Richmond, Virginia when the UFO approached. It had alternating white and greenish-yellow lights around its perimeter, and it was surrounded by a mist. It began to play a game of cat and mouse with his police cruiser. "It seemed to be playing with me," he said. It moved away when the officer turned on its flashing lights, maintaining a distance of a few hundred feet. After several minutes it departed, accelerating suddenly and making a high speed vertical climb. (Sources: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 261; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 9; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 164; MUFON UFO Journal, June 1991, p. 12; UNICAT database, case 654, citing James E. McDonald).

1967, Trenton, Maine - Two people sighted a silver-gray, hat-shaped object hovering about 500 feet from the shoreline in Trenton, Maine at around 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It emitted a vapor at its base. The object ascended into a fog bank and descended again at a greater distance before moving away. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, pg. 349).

Trenton, Maine Daylight Disc Report - 1967

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1967 - A man walking alone at night along a bridal path in Bovington, England came upon a strange figure bent down by the side of the path. The figure was short and was wearing what looked like a black, one-piece leather suit. He had a trowel in his hand and appeared to be digging in the earth. When he noticed the witness approaching the figure made a strange, high-pitched sound and was lost from sight. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-51 (A1559), citing Jenny Randles, Awareness, Winter 1977).

1968 - A young woman named Torres was awakened at 1:10 a.m. in Laguna Raiva, Santa Fe, Argentina by an intense humming sound. She then noticed an oval-shaped light in the corner of her bedroom and inside the light stood two strangely dressed beings. They both wore metallic diving suits and helmets with visors. One was taller than the other and luminous white beams of light emanated from the tips of the fingers of both entities and from their visors and lower abdomens. Both beings vanished suddenly. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case #822, citing Dr. Oscar A. Galindez, FSR, Vol. 27 # 1).

1971 - At 11:00 p.m. in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhine, France a disc-shaped object was seen tilting in the sky at 15 meters altitude above a residential neighborhood. It leveled off, then lights were seen upon the ground. At the site a depressed circle and ground marks were found. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 481, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 117).

1977 - At one o'clock in the morning a UFO was sighted hovering over the sea from the coastal town of La Caleta, in the Dominican Republic. Sr. Cruz watched as the object extended a tube from its bottom, and then sucked up water. Two occupants could be seen inside the object, viewed through windows in the craft. Sr. Cruz's car engine failed, and he felt a numbing sensation in his arms and legs. (Sources: Leonte Objio, APRO Bulletin, January 1982, p. 6; Stendek, September 1978, p. 5).

1995 - A small disc-shaped object hovered over a truck in Farmingdale, New York at 11:30 p.m. at night. The driver could tell the UFO was close because it hovered below the low, overcast sky, so he got out of his vehicle and attempted to chase the UFO on foot, to no avail. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, 1995 archive).

2002 - A luminous white saucer-shaped object zigzagged around the Moon for several minutes in Deerfield Beach, Florida at 11:10 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, June 2002 webpage archive).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: bedroom visitation; buzzing sounds; car pursuit; compass deflection; disc-shaped UFOs, ground traces; humanoids vanishing suddenly; humming sounds; inside occupants; mist, fog or vapor; oscillating motion; physiological effect: numbness; short humanoid digging in the ground; tipping back-and-forth flight path; vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson