On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 Jun 26

1947 - In the afternoon on this day, nine shiny discs with fins flew over La Grande, Oregon, weaving in-and-out of formation. There were also four separate daylight disc sightings in Utah between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the following locations: Cedar City, Logan, and Diamond Fork Canyon. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database: Salt Lake City Tribune, June 28, 1947; Salt Lake City Deseret News, June 30, 1947; Salt Lake City Tribune, July 6, 1947).

1952 - In Celina, Ohio at 1:30 a.m. a married couple saw a glowing but dark colored disc fly over the town slowly toward the south, at a low altitude. It flew with a slight tilt, and made no sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2259).

Later that day in Pottstown, Pennsylvania a procession of discs flew by. At 11:50 p.m. two objects flew side-by-side in tandem-one had steady lights and the other had flashing lights. Fifteen minutes later two more passed over in the same configuration. After another fifteen minutes a single object flew over. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1351).

1959 - At 6:45 p.m. at Boianai Mission on Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea an Anglican missionary named Father Gill and 37 others watched four luminous figures on top of a low, hovering, disc-shaped UFO. It was circular with a wide base and a narrower upper deck, and had four tapering legs, two at each end, on the bottom. A shaft of blue light that shone upwards at a 45 degree angle was witnessed part of the time. The four figures on top of the craft were surrounded at a little distance by an aura of luminescence. "If wearing clothes, they were very tight-fitting," reported Father Gill. One of the beings waved back in an apparent response to hand waves from the witnesses. The UFO also wobbled in response to flashlight signals. Thirty minutes later an oval-shaped craft with portholes was seen maneuvering over Giwa, Papua New Guinea. The UFO made a series of moves and stops, and made a "whoomp whoomp" noise. (Source: Charles Bowen, UFOs in the Two Worlds, FSR Special Edition No. 4, pp. 35 & 21).

1959 - Earlier that same day Mr. Taylor, a 22-year-old man living in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, England observed two tall men walking down Alexander Avenue. They were dressed like motorcyclists, stood over six-feet tall, wore tight fitting trousers and heavy boots, and had long blond hair. They turned a corner and when Taylor quickly followed, the men had already vanished into thin air. (Sources: Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type-I Reports, case 892, published in the Merseyside UFO Bulletin (MUFOB), which later was re-named Magonia magazine; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, case # 345, citing Janet & Colin Bord, Modern Mysteries of Britain).

1962, Verona, Italy -- After observing a flying disc earlier that night, Luisa Peregozzo awoke to an intense cold feeling and saw out her bedroom window a semi-transparent being with an enormous baldhead, surrounded by a green light. It was extending huge hands in her direction. The air in the room remained cold throughout the entire episode. (Source: Flying Saucers, January 1966, p. 58).

1963 - Two UFO reports occurred at close to the same time in Massachusetts on this night. At one o'clock in the morning in East Weymouth (Norfolk County) a married couple saw a thirty-foot diameter object shaped like two bowls rim-to-rim hovering over some power lines, approximately 300 feet away from them. The UFO made a buzzing or humming sound as they watched it hover there for three minutes. At about the same time three people in Rockland, Massachusetts in nearby Plymouth County saw and photographed a disc-shaped object zigzagging away toward the northwest, or in the direction of Norfolk County. The time-lapsed photo shows a light making ninety-degree turns, and was published in the local newspaper. (Sources: Walter N. Webb investigation files & Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, p. 329; APRO Bulletin, November 1963, p. 4).

East Weymouth, Massachusetts Close Encounter - 1963

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1968 - Multiple reports of close encounters involving three strangely dressed humanoids came from towns located on the Atacama Salt Beds in Antofagasta Province in northern Chile. Residents of the towns of Reine, Socaine, Toconas and Chiloporo saw the same UFO manned by these three beings. The UFO was reported to have landed and on at least three occasions the humanoids entered the same house, taking small items with them. This behavior spread fear and panic among the local inhabitants. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-36/A0937, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1972, p. 5, citing UFO Chile).

1970 - At 1:00 a.m. in Sharon, Massachusetts a UFO landed remotely. A brilliant yellow aura surrounded the object as it descended slowly behind some trees during a rainstorm. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, case files report dated September 15, 1970).

Sharon, Massachusetts Landing - 1970

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1971 - At 3:00 a.m. Mrs. D. Hancock heard a loud whirring sound and looked out the window of her house in Tauranga, New Zealand on the Bay of Plenty. She saw a large bright white ball of light above her neighbor's house that lit up the entire area. She watched it for a while, but eventually went back to bed. (Source: Waikato (New Zealand) Times, June 28, 1971).

That same day a married couple from Birmingham, on holiday in Guernsey in the Channel Isles, England watched four spinning, silver daylight discs over the coastline. The discs hovered for more than a minute, climbed higher in the sky, changed formation, then shot off toward the north at high speed. (Source: Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, June 28, 1971).

That night at 11:00 p.m. in Chauchina, Spain a man and a woman watched a large luminous reddish-yellow light hover for fifteen just 2 meters over the ground in a nearby pasture. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I Events in Spain and Portugal, case 143).

1972 - At 8 o'clock in the morning some native farm laborers came running to farmer Bennie Smith, the owner of the Braeside farm, near Fort Beaufort, South Africa. They thought they saw a fire in the thick bush land. Thinking it might be poachers on his land, Mr. Smith went to the spot with his .303 rifle. Hovering partially behind some brush 200 yards away was a glowing egg-shaped UFO. He went and called the police, and at 9:00 a.m. Sergeant P. Kitching and Warrant Officer P. van Rensburg arrived at the site. The color of the object was a gun metal blue but after they watched it for a while it started to glow red all over. They were sure it was under some form of intelligent control because when the farm laborers shouted from the bush the object moved down out of sight of the witnesses.

They decided to shoot at it with the rifle. Fifteen rounds were fired. They heard a thud from the seventh shot. The UFO changed color from a red glow to a green glow and then to yellow, and rocked from side to side. They watched it for another hour before the police had to leave the area. Mr. Smith stayed to see it leave a short while later. It turned on end and climbed rapidly into the sky, making a humming sound. (Source: Ivan Clark, The Fort Beaufort police officers: An interview, FSR, September-October 1972, p. 9).

1973 - A procession of unidentified flying objects was witnessed twice in the night skies over Switzerland, in Fribourg at 10:15 p.m. and again at Brent-sur-Montreux. (Source: Gillieron, UFO-DOC, cases E007 and Q108).

1977 - A 16-year-old in Tehran, Iran took three photographs of three lights moving in a triangular formation at 4:00 a.m. Another neighborhood family also witnessed the flying lights. A missing time experience occurred to a 13-year-old boy in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay on this night, or close to this date. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, January 1981, p. 15; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 2: Catalogue of Cases, case 46).

1978 -- A UFO landed for several minutes on the patio of a residence in Ayacucho, Argentina. Mr. and Mrs. Belloq--the couple who lived there--awoke to a humming noise, looked out and saw that only a few meters over the treetops was the flying disc. It had no lights and no windows, and ascended after hovering a few more minutes and flew off slowly in the direction of the city of Tandil. A Bigfoot sighting also occurred on this night in South Crossett, Arkansas. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, September 1978, p. 13; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 380, citing the Crossett (Arkansas) News-Observer, June 29, 1978).

1979 - A dog started barking at 3 a.m. when a six-foot diameter balloon-shaped object glowed and hovered over the yard of a home in Wheeling, Illinois. The object flew toward the southwest. A second object of the same description appeared and flew to the northwest, disappearing behind some trees.

At 3:15 p.m. that afternoon eight security guards in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania watched a domed disc-shaped UFO maneuver in the daytime sky. The underside of the object turned extremely bright, then it made a ninety-degree turn and flew off toward the north.

That same day some debris that fell from the sky, dubbed the "Mississauga Blob", landed on a picnic table in the backyard of a home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 13; John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal accounts of sightings and close encounters, p. 215).

1986 - Two objects flew parallel to each other over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 9:49 p.m. After a minute of flight they began rotating around an imaginary center, stopped with one ahead of the other, and moved off. One of the objects brightened for several seconds. (Source: International UFO Reporter, November 1986, p. 14).

1990 - In Tapah, Malaysia on this day a witness encountered a tiny, 6-inch tall being with shiny red eyes. Later that night at 11 p.m. local time an orange ovoid object hovered over the roadside of highway D11 west of Montady, France. It had a halo that glowed. The UFO shot off toward the west-northwest, darkening three times as it flew. (Sources: Ahmad Jamaludin, Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies Internet website; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 336).

1993 - Several balls of light hovered over the town of Burgess Hill, England this night. According to the witness, they seemed to "want to be seen." A red fireball maneuvered in the sky over Derby, England at 11:45 p.m. In Gridley, California at 4:32 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time a six-minute long videotape was made of a round UFO with windows on the top. It had reportedly been maneuvering in the sky for several hours. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, September-November 1993 issues).

1994 - At 1:20 a.m. rays of light were seen emanating from a cloud, and then a diamond-shaped array of lights pursued a car for 15 kilometers south of Abancourt, France. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 329).

1997 - In Dunkinsville, Ohio a woman was watching television when she heard her dogs barking outside at one o'clock in the morning. That drew her attention outside, and when she turned the porch light on, she saw a strange creature alongside the pond in her front yard only 30 feet away. It was hairy and gray, stood about three or four feet tall, and had large dark eyes. It made gurgling sounds, and walked on its knuckles. Her dogs gave chase and it ran away, but she called her dogs back. The creature was last seen moving along a barbwire fence. Shortly later she heard a screeching sound coming from that direction. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 2796, citing Ron Schaffner).

1997 - An hour later a woman awoke to a nosebleed in Puerto Rico. She had a sudden recall of her missing time experience. She recalled having been on a stainless steel exam table with three thin little men in the room. They wore white coveralls and had some type of red-star insignia on their uniforms. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997 website).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 3 June 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions, car pursuits, disc-shaped UFOs, ovoid-shaped UFOs, spheres, hovering, processions of flying objects and UFOs flying in tandem, humanoids, landings and near landings, missing time, photographs and videotapes of UFOs, sensation of cold, sightings by married couples, zigzag maneuvers.