On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 1

1897 - On this evening a mystery airship flew over Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It followed the river to the east, then made a sharp turn over a hospital. Also on the same night a well-lighted flying object with a clear outline flew over Shiloh, Ohio and was reported by a Mr. Chamberlain. It was supported by a narrow, 70 foot long cylindrical vessel that looked to be inflated. (Sources: (1) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 206, citing UFO Roundup; Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 46, citing the Ashland Press, May 13, 1897).

1952 - At 5:32 a.m. two men who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission, Eggan and Shipley, sighted a silver, wingless object at Moses Lake, Washington for 90 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1174; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 261).

1952 - At 10:50 a.m. several Air Force officers and enlisted men at George AFB in San Bernardino County, California watched five flat, white discs make a sudden 90 degree turn, then disappear. The sighting lasted half a minute. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1176; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 107; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 108; UNICAT database, case 263, citing J. Allen Hynek, Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 261; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 401).

1957 - On or about this day a motorcyclist was traveling down a road near the Pajas Blancas Airport in Cordoba province, Argentina shortly after 7 a.m. when his motorcycle stalled. The driver then saw a disc-shaped object 20 meters in diameter, hovering 15 meters above the ground. An elevator descended from the base, and a human-like being of average height, around five foot eight inches tall, was seen in the elevator. The witness was offered the choice of whether he wanted to enter the craft or not, and he decided to go inside the craft. Inside there were another five or six men dressed in something similar to diving suits working some instrument panels. He was taken for a 30 minute ride. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 393, citing The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 35; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 63; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0417, citing The Humanoids).

1966 - A low-flying oval-shaped object with bright rotating red, green and white lights flew over the Watertown Arsenal in Middlesex County, Massachusetts at 10:00 p.m. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation, report dated May 6, 1966; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 341).

Watertown, Massachusetts UFO - 1966

1967 - At 10 p.m. nine witnesses in Simoca, Tucuman province, Argentina, returning from a hunting expedition, were riding on a trailer being pulled by a tractor when they observed a very bright object in the sky that they first thought was the moon. The object emitted an intense orange-reddish light and approached rapidly at high speed. It briefly moved away, but returned when one of the men signaled at it with a flashlight. It then hovered over the tractor, swinging back and forth like a pendulum. It was a domed disc, shaped like to plates put together with a crystal-like dome on top. Around its edge they could see several square window-like openings, from which a bluish light emanated. They also saw the figure of a man come out of one of the windows, who then moved up to the dome and then climbed back down to the window and entered. Finally the UFO moved away, gaining altitude and disappearing at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Proyecto CATENT, Argentina).

1971 - Motion picture film was shot of a blazing saucer-shaped object over Mar del Plata, Argentina between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Many witnesses of this seaside city watched as the object hovered for several minutes, maneuvered in the sky, and then arched away to the west. The photographer's name was Lenzi. (Sources: Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1971; FSR, July 1973, p. 31).

1974 - Samuel Faria, age 27, was returning home from the center of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil at 11:30 p.m. when he saw on the street corner a little manno more than a meter tall, clad in clothing like an "astronaut." Faria approached to within 30 feet of him, whereupon the little man pointed a flashlight kind of instrument at him and him in the eyes with a beam of light, temporarily blinding him. Sr. Faria ran for his uncle's house, only 20 meters away, and succeeded in reaching it. The little man wore no helmet, and had muscular arms. In February 1973 Faria had seen a luminous, ring shaped UFO hovering low over his uncle's garden, and on March 11 of that same year had been seized by a creature while returning from the bathhouse in the garden, and encounter that left claw markson his upper arms. These marks remained for eight months. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-84 (A1672), citing Marcos Alexandre Fundao of SBEDV; FSR, February 1978, p. 15).

1975 - A bright yellow-orange ball of light was seen at low altitude over the village of Lezay, Deux Sevres, France at 11:10 p.m. It hovered 3-4 meters from the ground and made a flapping sound. It was estimated to be 3.1 meters in diameter, and played cat-and-mouse with the police through the trees for 35 minutes. It's possible that the object made a brief landing. (Sources: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 552; UNICAT database, case 219).

1979 - At around 4:00 a.m. some goats in Las Vizcacheras, Mendoza, Argentina fled their pen in panic. The noise from the goats woke the three witnesses, a group of petroleum engineers and technicians. A rectangular UFO was then seen hovering 20 meters above the ground, just 70 meters from the witnesses. It gave off colored streams of light as it took off. There was a circle found at the landing site of hardened ground. (Sources: UNICAT database, case 602, citing Victorio Corradi; Jane Thomas, UFO News Clipping Service, August 1979, p. 11, citing Radiolandia, May 25, 1979; MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 6; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 265).

1981 - A 26-year-old woman reported a large white glowing disc-shaped object just 150 feet from her home in Clark County, Washington at around 4:00 a.m. It made a humming sound and flew off to the south toward Oregon. The incident lasted slightly less than a minute. (Source: Greg Long, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 16).

1988 - Ed Walters reported another abduction experience that began at 1:20 a.m. in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He found himself walking along a dirt path in a dark wooded area near his hom. He soon saw a hovering lighted object overhead and attempted to photograph it, but was soon surrounded by several figures that grabbed him from behind. The beings seemed to move in short bursts of speed. He remembers falling down and then being surrounded by at least 20 of the creatures. Each one was equipped with a silver rod and covered in a box like suit. He was then unable to move. They picked him up and carried him, and it was then that he noticed that their hands felt rough. He experienced a burning pain that twisted down his spinal cord like an electrical shock, and he was able to move again. The creatures then scattered about him. He felt a voice in his head that constantly talked to him, calling him by the name of "Zehaas." He rolled on the sand and tried to grab the nearest being but missed. He then rushed the creatures, who had now formed a circle around him. One of the creatures rushed forward and touched him on the shoulder with one of the silver rods, causing a white flash. He was then hit repeatedly with the silver rods, at times causing pain. He continued to struggle and fell backwards on top of one of the creatures. He noticed at this point that the creature wore a helmet. The being began to struggle and a sour smell, like mildew filled Walters nostrils. Finally the struggle ended when Walters became unconscious. Upon recovering consciousness he found himself in a hazy pie-shaped hazy room, where he presumes he was given a medical examination. The missing time experience lasted 75 minutes. (Sources: Ed Walters, UFO Abductions in Gulf Breeze; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 216).

1989 - At 2:30 a.m., in Metcalf, Illinois the mother of the principal witness had gotten up to go to the bathroom when she noticed that the electricity was off. She then saw a strange being with large eyes peering at her through the window and screamed. At this point her adult son, a repeat UFO abductee, got up and fired a gun four times at the being through the window. Four other tall humanoids with dangling arms were observed standing near a power pole. The electrical power came back on. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters: the Filter Center Files, p. 115).

1989 - At 5:00 a.m a woman in Hollywood, California was on her way to work when she experienced a long period of missing time. Later she was able to recall that she had been taken onboard a craft and had been greeted by a man in a blue coverall. She was then taken to a room with a large screen. She could see outside the object through the screen. She was told they were going to visit a planet called “Erra.” She was then taken to a place with numerous forests and trails and very rich in oxygen. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case HC # 754, citing Jim Brandt, Far Out, Summer 1993).

1992 - Two men, Lycett and Hazelgrove, were driving down the A22 Highway in Polegate, East Sussex, England at 10:20 p.m. when they sighted a silent flying object with red flashing lights. They thought its outline looked like a DC-9 airplane about to crash, but the nose of the object pulled up and turned toward the witnesses' car, who then thought it was going to crash into them. They sped up, and when they looked behind the object was gone. (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 266; UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1992, citing the Eastbourne Gazzette, May 13, 1992).

2001 - A bizarre hairy creature was sighted in the village of Anand Vihar, India on this night. Hundreds of villagers armed with farm tools as weapons searched for hours in an attempt to hunt it down and kill it, but the search failed to find anything. On the same night three workers claimed they were woken up and attacked by a"masked man", who reportedly threatened to kill them in the Bhojpuri language. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2001 Humanoid Contact Database, citing Mystery Magazine.com).

2003 - A married couple driving in West Seattle, Washington sighted a silent triangular object moving across the sky at 10:00 p.m. It had a dim orange light at each apex, and the lights seemed striped rather than solid. It flew off to the northwest. When they got home they noticed that their dog was trembling, and acting very lethargic. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2003 archived webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 April 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: goats and dog panic, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, free will abduction, hairy humanoid, human looking UFOnauts, missing time, multicolored UFO, multi-year reports from Argentina and Washington State, oval-shaped UFO with revolving lights, short humanoid, UFOs responding to light signal.