On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 9

1949 - Sgt. Putnam sighted two flat 25-foot diameter silver discs in the sky over Tucson, Arizona at 2:30 p.m. They flew at a speed in excess of 750 mph in a smooth and steady banked trajectory. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 384).

1952 - A F-86 pilot and a ground witness saw a round, silver object flying north from George AFB, California at 10:20 a.m. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1194).

1956 - A small disc flew in and out of a larger disc at a low altitude in Jacksonville, Florida shortly after 11:00 p.m. They made no noise. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, July 1956, p. 3).

1964 - At 10:20 p.m. Mr. J. R. Betz sighted three light green crescent-shaped objects, half the apparent size of the moon, as they flew quickly in tight formation over Chicago, Illiniois from east to west. They were oscillating in size and color. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 8788; Don Berliner, Australasian UFOlogist, April 1999, p. 51).

1967 - In a field that belonged to Mr. Maillotte, the mayor of Marliens, France, a depression was discovered and blue powder was found in small trenches radiating from the area. A formidable weight seemed to have rested at the spot. No radioactivity was found at the site. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 841, citing France Soir, May 12, 1967; M. Roger Perrinjaquet, Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967, p. 14).

1971 - A black cone-shaped object was photographed over the Vermillion River Observatory in Illinois at 11:15 a.m. (Sources: Sherman Larsen case investigation files, report dated January 17, 1972; Skylook, March 1972, p. 5).

1972 - Police and a separate witness in the Mojave Desert near Arvin, California sighted a bright yellow disc that flew to the east shortly before dawn. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, December 1972, p. 4).

1974 - The main witness and six others were returning home late at night on Highway 57 near Mount Vernon, Indiana when they all spotted a large object hovering close to the ground. The object approached and hovered over their vehicle giving off heat. All the passengers inside except for the principal witness became sick and passed out. He then felt as if he was being drawn upwards and also passed out. He next became aware of a bright white light around him and several figures looking down at him. The beings called him by his name, and then he passed out again. The aliens were described as five feet tall, with light skin, huge almond shaped eyes, and a small lower jaw. They were also apparently very strong. The man believes that his aging process had slowed down subsequent to the abduction. On the same night in nearby Evansville, Indiana a Mr. Oscar Jordan had a close encounter of the first kind with a UFO. (Sources: (1) Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case # 1844, citing Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters; (2) Oscar A. Jordan, Saga UFO Report, October 1974, p. 78).

1976 - A 22-year-old couple saw a rectangular object in the northwestern part of the sky over the town of Braine-le-Comte, Belgium at 10:30 p.m. In the middle portion of the object protruded something like a funnel. It flew off to the north, describing a large circle in the sky as it did so. (Source: Rudy de Groote, UFO Register (Volume 7), 1977, p. 32, citing the Gazzette Antwerpen).

1980 - Red balls of light the size of lemons climbed up, across, and down telephone lines in Bargersville, Indiana then went up another pole on a clear evening at 9 p.m. A dog whined and barked as more red balls of light moved across a woman's back and the hair on her head. (Source: John Timmerman, CUFOS News Bulletin, October 1980, p. 3).
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Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 11 September 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, daylight discs, fly-bys, sensation of heat, silver UFOs, unusual ground marks.