Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 - At 1:30 a.m. a shiny disc-shaped object descended into the backyard of a Mr. Johnston in Waterloo, Iowa and hovered less than 25 feet away from him. He experienced a number of physical complaints as the result of his close encounter, including numbness, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. The UFO made a swishing sound as it flew away. (Source: Waterloo (Iowa) Courier, July 6, 1947).
1947 - At around 2 p.m. a formation of 5-6 white circular objects approached an F-51 aircraft being piloted by an airman named Armstrong while he was flying thirty miles northwest of Lake Mead, Nevada. This case was also investigated by the FBI at the time. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, p. 95; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1978, p. 3; APRO Bulletin, December 1977, p. 8).
1947 - Four US Air Force officers saw a fast moving, bright, zigzagging light in the sky over Maxwell AFB, Alabama as 9:20 p.m. The light made quick accelerations and 90 degree turns, and flew off toward the south. Their sighting lasted at least five minutes, and was investigated by the FBI. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, p. 102; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1978, p. 3; APRO Bulletin, December 1977, p. 8; Richard M. Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State, p. 396).
1952, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico - Two round silver disks were sighted by two men aboard a Carco Air Service cargo plane flying south of Kirtland AFB at 1:20 p.m. The craft initially moved slowly and silently to the south, but picked up speed instantly speed and climbed vertically. After climbing one object veered to the east and the second continued on in a south-southeasterly direction. They made no detectable sound. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry, p. 60; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 181).
1952 - At 6 o'clock in the evening a silvery white sphere was observed flying over Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin. It made a 180 degree turn and assumed an elliptical shape during the turn, then returned to a spherical appearance as it flew on. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 28; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 268).
1952 - A flashing disc shaped object hovered vertically in the air by some woods near Lake Caluso in the Piemonte region of Italy around nine o'clock in the evening. It rotated 90 degrees into a horizontal position, and left behind an odor of ozone. (Source: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 136).
1963 - Driving around a corner in the road at 9:30 p.m. a man came to within three meters of red disc-shaped object blocking the road in Sandy Creek near Adelaide, South Australia. The disc was eight meters in diameter and had a concave top. It ascended vertically to 100 meters, tipped to one side, and shot away leaving behind a vapor trail. It also changed to a reddish yellow color as it gathered speed. (Sources: Sylvia Sutton, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1964, p. 29; James Holledge, Flying Saucers over Australia, p. 88; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 573).
1965 - At around nine o'clock in the morning a 9-year-old girl in Vassalboro, Maine was out playing in a sand box in the front yard of her house when she looked and saw a large silvery, disc-shaped craft with a dome on top, going over the area about 200 feet up. It had large square windows and the girl was able to see shadowy figures inside. The object disappeared towards Bangor, Maine. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1965, case # 3624, citing NUFORC).
1968 - A UFO flew over Bucharest, Romania at around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, stopped and hovered for several seconds, and then continued on its way. In Cluj, Romania a disc hung motionless in the sky for 45 minutes that same afternoon, then vanished. (Source: Ion Hobana and Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from behind the Iron Curtain, p. 240).
1971 - At 9 p.m. a 23-year-old man stood on his porch in Bellingham, Massachusetts and watched a bright yellow-orange light approach from the distance, leaving a gray contrail. The object then zig-zagged, descended, slowed, and passed by silently at an estimated altitude of 200 feet before flying out of sight. (Source: Morton Schafer, MUFON Field Investigator Case Files, case # 890204).
1971 - At 9:30 p.m. a bright light floated slowly along to a point over the sea in Brunswick, Maine. Its lights went out, leaving a glow, then the UFO veered to the SW and shot off at a great speed. It made no discernable sound. The UFO was also reported by a resident of nearby Cook's Corner near the Brunswick Naval Air Station. (Source: Brunswick (Maine) Times Record, June 30, 1971).
1973 - At 12:30 a.m. James and Vanea James saw two silvery-white light beams only 50 feet away from their mobile home in Columbia, Missouri. As they watched the beams faded away revealing a 15-foot long oval object, brilliantly illuminated with orange and blue bands. There was a thrashing sound and a large limb snapped off a nearby tree. During the incident, which lasted 55 minutes, their dogs were strangely quiet. (Sources: Columbia (Missouri) Tribune, June 28, 1973; Skylook, September 1973; CUFOS case investigation by Ted Phillips; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 269; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 264 and 281).
1973 - At 9:00 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Sanders saw a cone-shaped UFO with multicolored lights at treetop level while driving on Route 51 in Sandoval, Illinois. The UFO made two circles over the highway, then headed off toward the south making a roaring sound. Their eyes were "foggy" for two days following their close encounter. (Source: John F. Schuessler, Physiological Effects from UFOs, case investigation report dated July 22, 1973).
Sandoval, Illinois Close Encounter - 1973
1975 - On this afternoon in Pontevedra, Spain two witnesses watched as a disc-shaped object came in at a low altitude over the sea and landed on the beach. It landed on tripod landing gear and some humanoids exited the craft. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1978).
1977 - On this night a man with a flat tire was stopped on the highway between Abadan and Ahvaz, Iran when he suddenly felt heat from a "huge, bright object" that was very close to him. Mr. Shojacei reported that the UFO changed color from red to green to purple, then its lights went off. For 45 minutes the lights stayed nearby, surrounded by fog. When he turned off his car headlights, the UFO would extinguish its lights. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, January 1981, p. 15).
1981, Kennebunk, Maine - Carol Palmero was sitting in her backyard at about 2 p.m. when she saw a UFO pass overhead. The object was shaped somewhat like a football with rounded ends, made no noise and flew at a steady rate of speed from northeast to west. The following day (June 29), at about 9 p.m., Fire Chief Ramon Nolette was standing in front of the dispatch station when he saw a green and white light go 1,000 to 1,500 feet into the air. Twenty minutes later he saw another one. After Nolette called the Coast Guard he received calls from more than fifteen people asking what the lights over the water were. Other calls to the Coast Guard came from Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Wells, Ogunquit and Old Orchard Beach. A boat was sent out at 9:20 p.m. to look for the source, but the lights were not seen again. (Joe Graziano, Press Reports, APRO Bulletin, November 1981, pg. 8).
1995 - At 12:30 a.m. some very bright nocturnal lights snaked by a car on a road near Goudhurst, Kent, England in a zigzag pattern at an estimated altitude of only 100 feet.. The driver reported radio interference at the time. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, September 1995).
2001 - Power went out in Bucharest, Romania at 4:10 a.m. when lights flew over the city. An eleven meter long ovoid object was seen emitting a cold, white light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #18173, citing Filers' Files, Vol. 1, No. 28).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 October 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: cone-shaped UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; football-shaped UFO; multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from England, Maine, and Romania; nocturnal lights; ovoid UFOs; physiological effects: numbness, chest pain, and vision problems; sensation of heat; UFOs changing colors; vertical ascent; zigzag maneuvers.