On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 7

1843 - An object with the "resemblance of a ship" sailed through the air over Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and cast a shadow on the ground. (Source: John R. Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal accounts of sightings and close encounters, p. 209).

1945 - Several observers on a morning flight on a B-17 between Port Lyauttey, Mauritania and Dakar, Senegal sighted a shiny metallic saucer seen several times; it hovered. (Source: Harley D. Rutledge, Project Identification, p. 250).

1948 - At 3:45 p.m. several witnesses including Kaiser and Bray in Memphis, Tennessee saw 50 or more lights make sharp turns in the sky for three hours. They flew from east to west. Not meteors, according to astronomer. (Sources: Memphis Commercial Advertiser, May 8, 1948; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1309, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 241, citing FBI).

1950 - A couple and their grandson were returning from a picnic at 6:45 p.m. when they saw a silvery white object at treetop level. They were about nine miles south of Ely, Nevada at the time. It hovered for ten minutes, then oscillated "as if attempting to rise" and suddenly flew out of sight at high speed. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 721; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 79).

1952 - Five very clear photographs were taken on this day at 4:30 p.m. in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They show a disc-shaped object with a double protuberance on top. Its estimated size was 300 feet in diameter. An apparent discrepancy with some shadows was explained by the Brazilian UFO investigator, Dr. Olavo T. Fontes, as having been due to some broken leaves. The witnesses were named Keffel and Martins. The Brazilian Air Force conclusion on the photos is that the "object is several kilometers from the camera." (Sources: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, July 1973, p. 1; UNICAT, case # 402, citing Stendek; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, photo plate 2; William K. Hartmann, in Edward Condon (ed.), Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 415).

1963 - On this evening in Kirkby, Merseyside, England Margaret McCutcheon and her 13-year-old son reported to the police that, after the lights blacked out in their home while watching television, they saw an object about six meters in diameter near the house. It had two aerials and a red flashing light, and it was emitting a low buzzing sound. After a minute, it flew away. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1963; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 569).

1965 - At 7:30 p.m. a light seen by a witness named Marshall over Oxford, Michigan split into two parts, one of which was copper colored. Then two more lights joined up with the first two. One of the objects may have been tumbling. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 9389; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52).

1966 - A short, cylindrical object with pointed ends was sighted over Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas at 9:55 p.m. by Airman 3rd class W. L. Whitehead. It had a yellow light at one end, a blue light at the other, and flew straight and level for 35 seconds. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 10535; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 53).

1967 - At around one o'clock in the morning in Necochea, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina a close encounter involving four UFOs happened that lasted three hours. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 187; UNICAT, case # 554).

1967 - A domed disc-shaped object hovered at 200 feet altitude over a cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at around 2:00 a.m. It was seen by five teenagers, including a 14-year-old named Ricky Banyard and another named Glenn Coates. A muffled whistling sound was heard coming from the object, and the object directed a vertical light beam to the ground. They looked at it through binoculars. A series of bangs and a "screaming" noise like a jet were heard when the object took off. Charring of stones and other physical traces were found at the site. (Sources: Edmonton Journal, May 8, 1967; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 7; NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1967, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 840; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty-Year Report, p. 338).

1967 - Later that evening a nocturnal light followed a car with the Luck family of three through the rural countryside of Arnett, Oklahoma back home. It then shot off to the west at high speed. It looked solid in appearance, according to the witnesses. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 6; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 47).

1968 - On this evening town marshal Felix Gallegos and others saw three balls of light take off from a neighbors field near Sanford, Colorado. No evidence was found on the ground. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1968, p. 8).

1970 - Over 400 people including school students in Maraenui, New Zealand watched a metallic looking, oval-shaped object hover in the sky near the sun for ten minutes starting at 2:03 p.m. The center of the object had a "transparent-like sheen" and it was the apparent size of a basketball held at arm's length. It moved away to the northeast. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1970, p. 1; Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, August 1971, p. 12).

1974 - At 6:15 a.m. a yellowish-orange ball of light, one meter in diameter, landed on two legs between two highway tunnels on Highway N518 near Petits Goulets, Drome department, France and was seen by a single male witness named Tardy, who was driving nearby when the incident occurred. The landing spot was on a geologic faultline. (Source: Michel Figuet and Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 485).

1974 - Mrs. Margaret K. Roffe, a nurse's aide at the local Veterans Administration Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania was walking from one hospital building to another at around 9 p.m. when she heard a swishing sound and saw a disc-shaped object descend and land on the roof of Building #1. Four silver-colored legs emerged from the object just before the object landed, and a ramp came down out of the bottom of the craft. Three gray-skinned humanoid occupants emerged from the craft by climbing down the ramp backwards. They were all less than five feet tall and had long, large bald heads and arms with clawed hands; their legs were short. They spoke an unintelligible language among themselves in high, squeaky voices. She was able to see their features well because the area was well lit by an illuminated dome on the roof of the building. When the beings noticed her they re-entered the object. The object then took off slowly, making a swishing sound, and passed over some nearby trees, which were shaken violently when the craft flew over. The legs withdrew into the object as it took off. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, 1975 MUFON Symposium Proceedings, p. 56; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1974, p. 38; George D. Fawcett, FSR, January 1975, p. 31; George D. Fawcett, Saga UFO Report, April 1975, p. 50; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-19 (A1323), citing George Fawcett).

1975 - At 9:00 p.m. four witnesses--two couples--in a car followed a dark ovoid flying object in the mountains west of Tucson, Arizona; the UFO follows the car back, making a humming sound. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1975, p. 1; Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 114).

1977 - A powerful spotlight from a silent, delta-shaped object lit the forest in Undersaker, Jamtland, Sweden on this night. A very large second object, also triangle shaped and with three large windows rose in the beam of light. Both objects hovered over the trees, then changed shape from triangular to rectangular. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1977, p. 8; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; UNICAT, case 195, citing Allan Hendry).

1980 - At 5:20 p.m. an object described as an "upside down soup bowl" with a dome on top came out of cloud cover directly ahead of the witness's car driving on I-40 near Valdese, North Carolina. It was estimated to be 40 feet in diameter and had a red rectangular area on the bottom. It made a U-turn, then banked away. The car's radio experienced interference during the close encounter. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 25, 452, citing Tarheel UFO Newsletter, June 1980).

1980 - At 9:05 p.m. a woman with the last name of Riley was driving her car in Redding, California accompanied by her two teenage daughters (15 and 14 years old) and by another 13-year-old girl, when they were frightened by the sudden appearance of a patch of smoke or fog that suddenly enveloped their van. All normal noises ceased, while the women seemed to "float" inside a "cloud". Very worried, as soon as they were able to leave the "cloud" they drove to a friend's house, where they discovered that they could not account for 30 minutes of time. During the hours that followed they suffered from various physiological reactions and the following day, marks resembling strange punctures appeared on the skin of two of the girls. Soon afterwards they experienced strange dreams in which "men" were pointing strange weapons or objects at their heads. The witnesses reported the strange event to the police who advised them to contact a private UFO organization. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations, p. 79; APRO Bulletin, June 1980, p. 1; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 22, citing APRO Bulletin, June 1980, p. 1).

1986 - Thirty objects engaged in zigzag maneuvers over Greensburg, Pennsylvania for eight minutes starting at around 8:30 p.m. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14345; MUFON UFO Journal, December 1986).

1988 - At 10:30 p.m. a blue sphere was seen at 600 meters altitude over the city of Sakharnaya, in Vladivostok, Russian Far East; it was completely silent. Sections of it pulsed light. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14695; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 123).

1989 - A South African Mirage FIIG AF allegedly jet shot down a UFO that flew in from the ocean over the Kalahari Desert, 80 miles north of the South African border in Botswana. It had been tracked by radar by the Frigate SA Trafalberg, and the Naval headquarters in Cape Town. They retrieved a silver disc-shaped craft, and two Grey aliens were captured alive. They had three fingers/toes on each limb, and no sex organs. The object was reported to have been lens-shaped, 18 meters in diameter with three landing gear. There were three aliens onboard; two alive but one died soon afterwards. The alive alien was eventually moved to the S-4 facility. NORAD apparently tracked the object as it fell to earth. An experimental SDI weapon was reportedly used to expedite the downing of the craft, which apparently had already experienced some technical problems. South African and American military personnel crossed the Botswana border without permission in order to retrieve the craft. The bodies and materials were transported to the US in a C-5A cargo plane from South Africa. (Sources: Tony Dodd, Alien Investigator: The Case Files of Britain's Leading UFO Detective, p. 33; Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Sighting Reports, case # 2846, citing Tony Dodd, Bill Knell, and Anton Anfalov)

1990 - At 12:50 a.m. several hundred observers in Perm, Russia watched an unidentified flying object direct a bright fan of light down on the slopes of Mount Kamenoi. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15168; Richard F. Haines, JUSA-CISAAF Translations, p. 402).

1990 - At 10:00 delta-shaped objects were seen during a meteor shower in North Delta, British Columbia, Canada. An abduction occurred later that night. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15169, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1994).

1992 - At 1:00 a.m. a huge, 500 meter or larger disc-shaped object with bright lights crossed the sky over the beach in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1992).

1994 - At 7:40 p.m. a domed, disc-shaped object bobbed and wove through the sky over Corby, Northamptonshire, England. A witness filmed a four-minute videotape of the encounter before the object shot away. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, September 1994).

1995 - At 1:00 a.m. a couple driving on the A52 highway near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England had a close encounter with a large dome-shaped craft that was only 30 feet off the ground. It vanished, and then reappeared near their car. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17222; UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1995).

1995 - At 2:30 a.m. a lady driving near Beaverton, Oregon reported seeing a "pink sky", and then a triangular-shaped UFO hovering over a field behind her house. The craft was gray, with lights in the corners and a tile-like surface on the exterior. Two of the lights were orange and the third was an orange-red color. A beam of light that followed the contour of the craft connected all three lights. Later on, many more trangular craft were seen over the same field. Large white, box-shaped objects and "people" were observed on the ground and appeared to be working in the field. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing The Western Bigfoot Society Newsletter).

1995 - That same night near Glasgow, Scotland Igor Terzic was driving his vehicle when a UFO began hovering over it. He next recalls finding himself parked in the middle of the road, where a truck almost hit him. Later under hypnosis he recalled being abducted and taken inside the object. There he saw two kinds of humanoids of both genders. One type of tall with (upside down) pear-shaped heads, huge eyes, and no discernable mouths. The others were similar but shorter and smaller. He heard a voice in his head tell him he was going to be alright. He thinks he was experimented upon, but the only thing he recalled was drilling a hole in his head at one point. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2843, citing Scottish UFO).

1995 - At 12:20 p.m. a red disc-shaped object flew over the road ahead of a car with two witnesses in Massillon, Ohio. EM effects: the engine quit, and the radio was affected. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 1995 webpage; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17225, citing NUFORC).

1996 - While on her lunch break at 1:30 p.m. at West Point Lake, near the McGhee Bridge in La Grange, Georgia, a 35-year-old woman witnessed a gray colored, domed disc-shaped object just above the lake. After some five to ten minutes, the object shot straight up "at least as fast as lightning." (Source: John C. Thompson, MUFON UFO Field Investigations Database, case 970107E).

1998 - On this night a 10-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother spotted a large UFO hovering above their house in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. The children claimed the craft was lighted and bigger than their house. They also saw an alien figure floating next to the object, the entity apparently stared at the children who became scared and ran into the house yelling for their dad. They ran back out to see the object float away. They did not see the entity again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3148, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Vol. 3 # 20).

2001 - A man in Peterborough, Ontario reported seeing a huge black triangular shaped craft fly overhead at 10:10 p.m. He reportedly heard a "message" in his head. He also reported that he experienced some "missing time." (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - At 10:30 p.m. three green colored, cigar-shaped UFOs were sighted by four young women over Northridge, California. They were moving slowly at first over, but they then separated and one flew off to the east. It was joined seconds later by the other two, and together they increased speed and went into the clouds. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 213, citing the MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 423).

2004 - In North Lauderdale, Florida at approximately 10:25 p.m. an oval-shaped object was in sight for 10 minutes. It had a row of blinking lights, and the lights were alternating blue and red, while the object made a humming sound.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, www.nuforc.org, May 2004 webpage).

2006 - A huge boomerang-shaped UFO with a single front bright light and many tiny bright lights in sequence on the edges was seen flying over Twenty-Nine Palms USMC military base in California at 9:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2006 webpage, report uploaded July 16, 2006).

2007 - At 6:30 p.m. four balls of yellow light were seen dancing over a mountain in Riverdale, Yukon, Canada. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 258).

2009 - A low flying disc with multicolored flashing lights was seen over Avon, Colorado at 8:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2009 webpage, citing MUFON Colorado).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised May 5, 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, balls of light, boomerang or V-shaped UFOs, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, crash retrieval by military of live alien(s), domed discs, EM effects: radio interference and power failure, fog or smoke, Grey UFOnauts, humming sound, levitating humanoid, missing time, oscillating movement, oval UFOs, silvery white UFOs, telepathy, triangular or delta-shaped UFOs, unintelligible language, vehicle EM ignition interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson