On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 8

1880 - A farmer named Ju Tan in Song-Zi Xian Couny, China came upon a misty white light in some bushes around 8:00 p.m. He then felt a tingling paralysis, and heard a humming or rushing noise. He was levitated upwards and lost consciousness. His next recollection was finding himself, in a dazed state, in Guizhou province, which was 300 miles away from his home. The time was two weeks later. (Source: Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 25).

1952 - Pan American Airlines flight 203 was flying 600 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida over the Atlantic Ocean at 2:27 a.m. when the pilot and co-pilot encountered three round, white lights in a line that buzzed their aircraft. (Sources: Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 177; UNICAT database, case #345, citing Ruppelt; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 132; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 77).

1956 - On this evening a large "mothership" hovered for three hours over Vista, California in San Diego County. Several small objects with square windows were seen orbiting it. They all flew off to the west. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: May-July, p. 5).

1964 - On this night a 23-year-old truck driver named Kalbermatter, while driving in Colonia Castelli in Chaco province, Argentina saw a creature more than nine feet tall on road in front of his truck. before him. The creature had long black hair, and gave a powerful and terrifying cry. He nearly ran the creature down. A few days previous to this humanoid encounter a large luminous object had been spotted at the same spot. (Sources: Dr. P. M. H. Edwards, FSR, March 1970, p. 23; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0589, citing Beyond Condon: FSR Special Edition No. 2, p. 25).

1966 - A 16-year-old named Bruce Pollock took three photographs of three hexagonal flying objects at 5:30 a.m. in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (Sources: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1966, p. 32; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 7 (1976), page 60).

1966 - On this afternoon a 75-foot long diamond-shaped object was photographed north of Ipamari, Goias State, Brazil as it flew to the south over the rainforest on the other side of the river. It made a 90 degree turn making a low-pitched whining sound, and sped off inland to the west. The color photograph appeared in LIFE magazine. The photographer's name was Pfeiffer. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July 1977, p. 4; James Moseley, Saucer News, March 1967, p. 35; Inforespace, June 1976).

1966 - John Beers and a female friend were driving south on County Road G in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin when they noticed some blinking white and green lights pacing their car. The lights were first seen above the roadside telephone poles, and they followed his car to Highway 151, and then to Columbus, Wisconsin. (Source: Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 62).

1969 - A married coupled reported seeing a silver dome shaped object over Brentwood, South Australia at around 10:00 a.m. It had a dark protrusion on the leading edge, and flew overhead west to east in the morning sky before vanishing in mid-air. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 183).

1971 - The witness, a resident of Houston, Texas who lives not far from the NASA Space Flight Center, and a lady member of the UFO investigators group APRO, went to her window at 3:30 a.m. and saw three short figures about five feet tall walking by in single file. All wore tight fitting, light blue sports shirts and dark trousers, and had "pale complexions and mousy hair." They appeared to be "intently engrossed." (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1971, p. 4; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-16, citing APRO Bulletin).

1972 - At 12:15 a.m. a reddish-orange dome-shaped object with portholes flew to the east over Eucla, Western Australia and then vanished. (Sources: UFO Research South Australia, case # SA72023; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 109).

1977 - Two men, were parked in a marshy, densely wooded area of the Hainault Forest, a park in London, England near Cabin Hill. They had been walking their dog in a light rain at around 7 p.m. when they heard a rustling sound in the bushes. They then observed a huge figure, about eight feet tall and four feet wide, that crossed their path about 25 feet away and disappeared into the woods. It was dark blue in color and brighter than its surroundings. It had no distinct arms or legs that could be discerned. A UFO landing had been reported in the area a few days earlier---the reason for the investigator being at the site at the time when he encountered the startled witnesses. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-25, citing Barry King, FSR, Vol. 23, # 2).

1977 - Shortly after 2:00 p.m. two couples driving in separate cars, westbound on Interstate 80 near Joliet, Illinois saw a silver object, described as a sphere with Saturn rings or looking like a "straw hat" as big as the moon, swooped silently over their cars, moving rapidly. It headed off to the east. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1977, p. 8).

1992 - At 10:00 p.m. a domed disc-shaped object, described as a bright, stationary inverted plate with a hump on top, was observed above the tree line by a woman driving on Bruce Highway along the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It then moved upward and disappeared. (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, pp. 266-269, citing UFO Research Queensland).

1994 - A low whistle was heard at around 11:00 a.m., then a dark one meter-wide object was seen wavering under some power lines in Saaderup, Denmark close to ground. It flew off to the north. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16377, citing SUFOI News, issue #14).

2000 - At 9:05 p.m. a triangular object hovered over the mountains outside of Juniper and Kamloops, British Columbia. It split into four smaller triangles, and changed color. Some powerful strobe lights hit the mountain, then the pieces reformed to make one object, which shot up vertically. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 28; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - A female hospital worker, driving home from work at 12:45 a.m., saw a low hovering metallic looking UFO that was as big as a house along Highway 13 south of Highway 2 in Clinton, Missouri. Its bottom perimeter looked octagonal, and it had four small yellow lights with a large red light in the middle. It directed a beam of light down to ground, the UFO swayed, and then blinked out. It made no sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2003 archived webpage).

2005 - At around 11:00 a.m. a small sphere, moving very fast to the west, flew directly under a private aircraft flying at 3,500 feet near Phoenix, Arizona. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2005 archived webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 April 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounters, car buzzings or pursuits, disappearing UFOs, dome-shaped UFOs, giant creatures, levitation, light beams, pallid short humanoids, photographs, time/space dislocation, vertical ascent.