On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 11

1949 - At 10:30 a.m. four gray discs flew over Houston, Alaska heading north. According to witness George Mertz, they had thicker tops, and flew with a "decided list to the port side" at a speed in excess of 1000 mph. Their diameter was estimated to be from 80-100 feet. (Source: Edward Sullivan, letter from witness in 1952 to the Civilian Saucer Intelligence office, Los Angeles).

1950 - Two famous UFO photographs were taken on this evening by Mr. Paul Trent in McMinnville, Oregon. The UFO was also witnessed by his wife. The images show a dark metallic, asymmetric hat-shaped disc. The upper structure was described as like a "parachute canopy", with slightly off-center triangular post or antenna. It hovered, rocking slowly like a rowboat riding at anchor, and made no sound. The photos were published in Life Magazine. (Sources: McMinnville (OR) Telephone Register, June 8, 1950; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 6; Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 396).

On this day in 1954 a lone witness in Lawton, Oklahoma watched a disc-shaped object hovering ten feet above the ground. Below the object stood a four-foot tall figure. The humanoid disappeared in a flash of light after seeing the witness, then the object shot away at high speed towards the west. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1412, citing Kevin D. Randle, The October Scenario).

1966 - During a night test firing of the NASA Saturn-V-B second stage rocket at the Stennis NASA Test Facility in Pearl River, Hancock County, Mississippi, a 200 foot diameter disc-shaped UFO approached at high speed, then hovered directly over the exhaust blast coming from the rocket for 90 seconds. According to the principal reporting witness, a retired Boeing engineer named Allen, there where 30 witnesses, including a group of 19 who were on the roof of a nearby building and a 35-mm motion picture film crew who filmed the entire episode. The following day the NASA facility employees were debriefed and informed that what they had witnessed was an unmanned Air Force weather balloon. The film from the test firing has never been released by the government. (Source: Donald A. Johnson and Don Olson case investigation files, MUFON files).

1967 - At 2:05 a.m. four police officers in Wareham, Massachusetts in Plymouth County sighted two inverted dish-shaped objects with revolving red and white lights around the rim. One descended behind some trees into a cranberry bog. It moved up-and-down like a yo-yo, and sped away when the police tried to shine a spotlight on it. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, pp. 333 & 348; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 339).

Wareham, Massachusetts - 1967

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1967 - At 2:00 a.m. Michael Campeadore, age 25, a hospital employee in St. George, Utah in route to Salt Lake City when he heard a noise similar to that of a truck. However, he saw nothing. Then a yellow light became visible to his left, and thinking that it was a jet plane about to crash, he stopped the truck and got out. He saw it stop 30 meters away at an altitude of 30 meters. It was shaped like an inverted bowl with a dome on top and looked metallic. He became frightened and emptied his .25 calibre Beretta in the direction of the craft. He heard the bullets hit metal and the object took off at a great speed. When he told his story at a nearby service station, the attendant replied that about 20 reports had been made of UFOs in the Saint George area recently. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 5; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 842; National Enquirer, August 27, 1967).

1967 - In Holbaek, Denmark in Vestsjaellan province a domed disc was sighted on this night hovering over a field at a farm. A silhouette of a humanoid figure was seen moving behind a window in the craft. Angel hair residue was found at the site. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 7763, citing Brad Steiger & Joan Whritenour, The Allende Letters, p. 46).

1969 - Three witnesses sighted a red ball of light at 3:00 a.m. at Santa Catalina de Somoza, Leon, Spain. The luminous red spherical UFO had a horn-like extention on one side. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 111, citing D. Lopez).

1969 - At two o'clock in the morning a UFO was spotted near the ground in the yard of a home in Demers Center, Quebec, Canada. A barking dog woke the witnesses, Mr. & Mrs. Chaput, and a bright light was shining from the craft into their bedroom. The UFO made a purring sound. The incident lasted about five minutes. Ring ground marks were found in the yard. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, July 1969, p. 2; UNICAT database, case 323; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry, p. 133).

1969 - At 1:45 a.m. Mike Luczkowich, age 20, a student at Manakin, Virginia was returning home after a date with his girlfriend. He had just driven past the Rockville General Store when he noticed something about 50 yards ahead of his car. At first he thought it might be a couple of deer, but he soon realized that he was looking at two humanoid figures about three and a half to four feet tall. The creatures were wearing spherical helmets that looked as large as basketballs. Circling each helmet was a pale green band that reflected the headlights of the vehicle. The beings stood motionless at first, but they soon scurried off by running up an embankment to the left. The first two had barely disappeared when a third small being appeared from the right side of the road and quickly joined the others by climbing over the embankment. Luczkowich reported that the little men were dressed in light-brown coveralls that were somewhat baggy in the legs but tight-fitting at the ankles. He did not see any arms, and he could not detect features behind the oversized helmets.

The student was shaken by his experience, and he did not tell anyone of the encounter until Sunday. On Monday Luczkowich and three other men returned to the site. They were able to locate a fresh trail through the poison ivy and honeysuckle growing on the embankment the three beings had scaled. Beyond the embankment they found a barley field with a path through it, such as the three humanoids might have made. After walking in a few feet they noticed two flattened areas, where small entities might have thrown themselves down in the field. According to Luczkowich, the crushed barley at one flattened area showed the imprint of two small bodies, while the other impression outlined one other small body. About a half mile west of the area and two hours earlier 18-year-old Debbie Payne had reported seeing an oval-shaped luminous object over her house when she arrived home from a date. The UFO appeared rather bright, then dimmed and became bright two times before she and her date reached the door to her house. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing Ted Bloecher, "Occupant Case Detailed," Skylook, November 1974).

1974 - At around 8:45 p.m. Barry King and Ian Vinten in Chingford, Essex, England observed a figure in the distance resembling a woman with long white hair, a featureless face, who was wearing a long black dress . They took out some binoculars and watched her stand perfectly still for 10 minutes as a second black-gowned figure moved among some nearby trees. The woman figure, then the second figure, vanished from view. Next, the first figure re-appeared 50 yards away from its original position and stood motionless again for 10 minutes before vanishing once again from sight.

Upon returning to the site at 9:35 p.m., King and Vinten again saw through binoculars two more figures, this time dressed in white. One was motionless, the other was "darting about making very quick movements," but showing no leg movements, as if gliding rather than running. At this point a red lighted UFO was seen rising slowly over the treetops in the same direction. After five minutes it moved off, passing almost directly over the witnesses, making a "weird throbbing, similar to a ship's sonar." It had a central white light and two blinking lights near the edge, as well as a vertically revolving bluish light around the center. It displayed a central red light and two blinking white lights as it moved off. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-21, citing Barry King for BUFORA).

1976 - A silver suited figure stood next to silver sphere on the ground in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England. It was sighted by a Mrs. Kent at 6:15 a.m. as she passed by. Both were gone 20 minutes later when she passed by the site again. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, Northern Network News, June 1976, vol. 25, p. 8; Jenny Randles, FSR, October 1976, p. 27).

1977 - A housewife reported sighting a green glowing ball with a dark equator hovering near her home in Clearfield, Pennsylvania at three o'clock in the morning. It shot straight up into the sky and was gone in less than a second. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1977, p. 8).

1977 - At 9:45 p.m. in Bonner Springs, Kansas a silent disc-shaped object with white windows hovered for 75 seconds, then flew away slowly. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1977, p. 36).

1986 - Cessna 172 pilot Robert Henderson and his wife Nann had an aerial encounter with a "modified half-sphere, with the flat side down" while flying over Sedona, Arizona at 4:00 p.m. It approached their plane head on and shot quickly to left, passing below the airplane. Its speed was estimated at 1,200 mph. Their sighting lasted less than a minute, and they detected no sound coming from the object. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 316; UNICAT database, case 660, citing Willard D. Nelson, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1986, p. 8).

1986 - At 9:45 p.m. a three-foot diameter disc with lights buzzed a car with three witnesses traveling on Highway 26 in Deridder, Louisiana at only six feet altitude. There were no electromagnetic effects noticed. The object next shot straight up into the sky and disappeared. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, case 1087).

1988 - On the shore of Pensacola Bay, a couple in their sixties videotaped several UFOs over Gulf Breeze, Florida at 8:00 p.m. for 8 minutes. Initially there was one yellowish-orange object, which was joined by others. The lights brightened and pulsed, hovered, then descended; and faded in and out of view. They made no sound. (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON field investigations database, case 901113).

1994 - In an undisclosed location in Switzerland, a man was in his bed sleeping late at night when a strong, pulsating blue light suddenly awakened him. He hid under his blanket, but had the sensation that he was floating before he passed out. The next thing he recalls he was lying on a table in a dark room. The wall, floor, and ceiling were very smooth. Below his feet and to his right side was something resembling a marble column. Suddenly a slim, small pallid humanoid being jumped on top of him. The being was female with large dark eyes and with no hair on her head. She somehow made the witness fell sexually excited; the whole episode was repeated by a second similar being. Then a third female with more human features appeared and apparently the same thing happened one last time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case # 2692, citing Dr. Johannes Feibag).

2003 - A California Highway Patrol officer saw a metallic disc in the morning sky over the freeway in Goleta, California at 9:20 a.m. It was circular in appearance and tumbling "end over end." At about the same time a shiny, thin metallic disc was seen moving over the beach at Laguna Niguel, California toward the southwest. It soared, drfited slowly, then swooped down like a bird in a thermal air current. It had "turbine blades" on the underside. It moved off to the northwest in the general direction of Vandenberg AFB. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2003 webpage archive).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 12 May 2006)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction with sexual encounter, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, fishbowl helmets, metallic UFOs, red UFOs, short humanoids, up-and-down yo-yo motion, vertical ascent.