On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 9

1909 - At 11:00 p.m. a Mr. Cole sighted a large ovoid object over the city park in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. It flashed its searchlight nine times, and then flew off quickly toward Peterborough. At 11:20 p.m. a witness named Boville in Shoeburyness, Essex, England said a torpedo-shaped airship flew silently to the west toward Southend-on-Sea. It hovered for four minutes, and emitted two strong beams. (Source: Carl Grove, FSR, November-December 1970, p. 10).

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 - At 12:10 a.m. a ghostly domed saucer circled the powerplant in Mishawaka, Indiana. It flew off quickly toward St. Joseph Airport. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 2154, citing Project Blue Book; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 16).

1952 - Two F-86 pilots saw a round, silver object flying north from George AFB, California at 10:20 a.m. A Project Blue Book "unknown." At 12:30 two more UFOs were seen moving with the current or breeze at a slow speed. They were silver metallic in color, with a dark spot in the center, and at certain angles gave off a glare. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1194A & 1194B; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns; Michael Hall, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt: Summer of the Saucers -- 1952, p. 100).

1954 - At 1:10 a.m. five observers with binoculars north-northwest of Linden, Michigan spotted a glowing ovoid flying to the northwest. It was glowing with distinct colored bands, none on the rim. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing APRO Bulletin, July 1954).

1955 - At 12:05 p.m. four witnesses in Arroyo Seco Canyon, California watched many 2-foot white silver saucers circle and flip over near Mount Wilson. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1955: January-June, p. 60).

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. Two girls, Joan Frost and Gertie Wynn, while waiting for a bus, saw two pulsating lights flying horizontally and disappearing. Fifteen minutes later the lights were seen again, stopping at the zenith, merging, and diving to an altitude of only 50 meters. It seemed that the disc-shaped objects had separated and the girls were in fear of being abducted when the bus arrived, and they ran to the vehicle in terror. (Sources: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, July 1956, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 382, citing APRO Bulletin, March 1959; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 86).

1958 - At 1:05 p.m. an airline pilot for Philippines Airline saw a bright, shiny metallic object fall and spin through the sky for 90 seconds while flying over Bohol Island, The Philippines. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 5800; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 30).

1961 - At 7:45 a.m. several observers watched a shiny saucer-shaped object hover over Bains Kloof Mountain Pass near Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa. It hovered for a minute of two, then wobbled, and then shot off toward the east. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR, volume 7, number 4; newspaper clipping dated May 9, 1961).

1962 - At 3:30 a.m. several motorists on Highway 35 near Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina had a close encounter with three low level UFOs that pursued them for at least eight minutes. (Source: Uriondo Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 9).

1964 - At eleven o'clock in the morning three children, John Owens, Cheryl Glunt, and Bernie Montello, saw a silvery dome-shaped object arrive from the south and land in a field next to a reservoir, 150 meters away in the farming town of Mogadore, Ohio. The object's estimated diameter was 3 meters. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 603; Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 17).

1964 - At 10:20 p.m. Mr. J. R. Betz, a U.S. District Court reporter, 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; Jay Rath, The I-Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, p. 89).

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).

1967 - On this evening two witnesses in Champaign, Illinois saw a white-lit object that changed color to red as it flew rapidly from north to south. The object circled the airport, turned on a bright light, made turns, and hovered. It then moved south, passing over the witnesses, who followed it at speeds over 90 mph. (Source: NICAP files, letter from witness).

1967 - In Beloit, Wisconsin at 9:05 p.m., which is about 200 miles north-northeast of Champaign, a woman named Vance heard a hissing sound, then saw an object with flashing blue, red, green, and yellow lights. The object "swayed, jumped" and shot out of sight (Sources: NICAP files, citing The Daily News, May 10, 1967).

1968 - At 10:30 p.m. there was a radar-visual confirmation case from Ste. Assise, Seine-Marne, France. A nocturnal light curved all over the sky near a military radio center. Radar trace records were kept. The object left to the southwest after 45 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1968).

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 8), 1977, p. 32, citing the Gazzette Antwerpen).

1979 - A power failure occurred in the predawn hours in Choconta, north of Bogota, Colombia. Ten to fifteen discs were sighted by numerous observers for 15 minutes. Eight of them buzzed the telecom satellite station. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 2).

1980 - At 7:00 a.m. a Peruvian Air Force Sukhoi-22 warplane was scrambled to intercept a UFO flying near the Mariano Melgar AFB, near La Joya, Arequipa Province, Peru. It fired on the round object, but the UFO zipped off unharmed. (Source: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 324; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 43).

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. The balls of light made no noise (Source: John Timmerman, CUFOS News Bulletin, October 1980, p. 3).

1982 - A hat-like UFO was photographed near Taisetsuzan National Park, east-southeast of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. There is a mountain backdrop in the photograph. (Source: Jenny Randles, Flying Saucers and How to See Them, p. 74).

1983 - At 3:00 a.m. Robert and Janine Lorent in Sambreville, Belgium sighted a three meter diameter metallic inverted dish-shaped object with a rotating lower part. It was silent when first noticed, then a white beam of light turned on. There was a red light also on the lower part, and small white lights below row portholes, when it began making a purring turbine noise. Their close encounter lasted six minutes. (Source: UNICAT, case # 624, citing Michel van Der Elst, Inforespace, June 1985, p. 19).

1985 - At 4:30 a.m. a man had stopped his motorcycle by the side of the road in Lowton, England to have a smoke. He became aware of a humming sound coming from the adjacent field. When he walked closer to the field, he saw a silvery glow coming from a depression in the field. Two figures suddenly appeared, and when he started to flee he heard a voice say, "Do not be afraid." The beings were both human looking, and of similar appearance. They both had blond, shoulder length hair parted in the middle, and were wearing what looked like blue ski suits. The female was about five feet tall, and the male somewhat shorter. Each had an egg-shaped implement attached to a belt around their waist. The woman did all the talking, and she explained that they were from "the third solar system." She also said they use the Earth's magnetic field and gravity for propulsion. After the conversation was finished, both beings walked to the silvery glow in the field. Moments later the humming sound increased and the glow brightened. Then a craft shaped like a football and the size of two large buses lifted off from the hollow in the field. It hovered for a few seconds, then silently shot away at incredible speed. (Sources: Jenny Randles, Alien Contacts and Abductions, p. 150; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14120; Albert S. Rosales, 1985 Humanoid Sightings Report Database, case # 1587, citing Peter Hough & Jenny Randles, Mysteries of the Mercy Valley).

1986 - A witness from Danville, Pennsylvania called the UFO Reporting Center in Seattle to report a missing time episode involving three family members associated with an unexplained power failure that occurred at 9:30 p.m. An injury the witness had suffered was also reportedly healed miraculously. Multiple abduction experiences were suspected. (Source: Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1086).

1988 - At 3:00 a.m. a 34-year-old woman driving in Waltham, Massachusetts had a close encounter with a red ball of light (BOL) larger than 3 car lengths. Initially she saw it through the windshield. The intensity of the light dimmed and brightened considerably about every 5 seconds. There was a whooshing sound. The encounter lasted about half a minute. (Source: Joe Nyman, MUFON field investigation files, case # 881011).

1990 - In Dneprodzerzhinzk, Ukraine three-meter diameter red discs were seen flying on top of a local mountain at 11:00 p.m. A saucer came down and landed in a fuel-dump; the same thing happened again on the next day. There were traces and EM effects. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15172, citing Richard F. Haines, JUSA-CISAAF Translations, p. 306).

1990 - At 4:30 a.m. a woman in Gulf Breeze, Florida saw an intense blinking light over the Santa Rosa Bay from her window. She observed a total of six UFOs over the next hour. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 907, citing UFO Newsclipping Service).

1995 - At 9:10 p.m. in Vista, San Diego County, California an elliptical disc-shaped object, half the apparent diameter of the Moon, moved very slowly to the west in the sky, then stopped and vanished in place. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16809, citing NUFORC).

1999 - A 10:30 p.m. a huge silent V-shaped or delta-shaped object passed over three scared teenagers driving on Highway 99 in White Rock, British Columbia. It had "headlights". (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 1999 Canadian UFO Survey, case 70; Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 207). 

2003 - Observers watching the waves in Ocean Beach, San Diego County, California noticed a low flying, silent triangular craft one mile south of Cliff House at 1:30 a.m. A witness said, "We first thought it was a Stealth F-117, but I've seen them before and they are quite loud." (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 63).

2004 - Mary E. Spitz, a former Army Captain, reports she was driving to her mother's house in Pennsylvania on Mother's Day at 10:10 p.m. when she saw a triangular UFO with three blinking white lights and one flashing red light in the center. It flew in very low, and started following her car. "I was alone and very scared after I sighted it in the the town of Martin's Corner," she stated. It was only 100 yards above her car, and followed on Highway 340 and then some country roads to her mother's house in Wagontown, Pennsylvania. It then hovered low over a field for 10 minutes, before flying off to the east. It was about 50 feet on each of the three sides.(Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 103, citing John Schuessler, MUFON).

2005 - A 48-year-old witness in Carlisle, Pennsylvania reported that his dog became fearful of a glowing chevron-shaped UFO. He was sitting on his front porch at 3:00 a.m., not able to sleep, and his dog was with me. Suddenly, the dog became very agitated and seemed to want back in to the house. The witness next saw the silent V-shaped object in the partly cloudy sky. He also felt a tingling feeling on his head and hair. The incident lasted three minutes. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2005 webpage, report uploaded May 24, 2005; Joan Woodward, NICAP NISD04 database of animal reaction cases, www.nicap.org).

2005 - At 11:25 p.m. a gray disc-shaped object with lights around its rim was seen for 20 minutes by two witnesses in northern Quebec. It was slowly flying northeast past the town of Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 33, citing HBCCUFO).

2008 - At 9:35 p.m. a square craft passed right over a couple's car at about tree top height from them. They were driving on Interstate 75 about half an hour away from Naples, Florida in a stretch of road with no exits nor lights on a clear night. The craft appeared in front of them and came right over the car at tree top level. The object was square in shape and had four lights, one on each corner of the craft. It made no sound as it moved past them. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2008 webpage, report made May 13, 2008 and uploaded on June 12, 2008).

2008 - At 10:05 MDT in Gun Barrel, Boulder County, Colorado a dark, disc-shaped object with no markings flew over. At 10:30 p.m. PDT a triangular object with red lights on the corners moved slowly from northwest to southeast over the Walmart parking lot in canyon country, Santa Clarita, California. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2008 webpage, reports uploaded June 12, 2008).

2011 - A mile-long dark object with a V formation of lights was sighted in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada at 2:10 a.m. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2011 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 318).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 May 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; animal reactions: dog fearful, dogs barked and whined; blue uniforms; car pursuits; contact and communication; daylight discs; domed discs; fly-bys; hissing sound; humming sound; missing time; multi-year reports from Belgium, England, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and southern California; Nordic-type UFOnauts; physiological effects: sensation of heat, tingling sensation; silver UFOs; unusual ground marks, V-shaped UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson