On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 12

1909 -  A cigar-shaped airship with a searchlight was seen flying over Terrington Marsh, Norfolk, England at 9:45 p.m. It made a rattling motor sound and flew off to the north. It was back again at 10:30 p.m.  (Source:  Carl Grove, FSR, November-December 1970, p. 10).

1948 - A private pilot flying over Westfield, Indiana reporting seeing a small "Graf-Zeppelin" that zoomed away at jet speed. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 129; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 10).

1952 - A restricted military document shows that a UFO was sighted at 2145 hours UST 40 miles west of Roswell, New Mexico. The object was blue-green in color and its estimated altitude was 30,000-40,000 feet. The object traveled three times over approximately the same triangular course. The rate of speed could not be estimated precisely, but was faster than a jet aircraft. The intensity of its color brightness varied with the object's altitude (Source: Fran Ridge, http://www.nicap.org/waves/1952fullrep.htm, citing AF Form 112). 

In 1954 a UFO shaped like a red dinner plate hung in the sky on edge for 15 minutes over Dayton, Ohio at around 7 p.m. It tipped, changed shaped, and then sped off. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, June 1954, p. 2).

1956 - At 3:30 a.m. in Lakewood, Los Angeles County, California several witnesses had a close encounter with a silent, brilliant saucer-shaped object with wires around its edge. It made four turns, then shot away extremely fast. There were at least two independent witnesses, and there were physiological effects reported. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: May-July, p. 26).

1962 - At 4:10 a.m. V. and G. Tomasini and H. Zenobi, while driving on Route 35 at Kilometer 72 near La Pampa, La Pampa province, Argentina saw a rectangular object shaped like an illuminated railroad boxcar. As they came close to it, the object took off, crossed the road at low altitude, rose with a flame, and separated into two sections that flew away in different directions. It made a humming sound and was seen on the ground for one minute. The grass on the ground was burnt in a 60m radius circle at the landing site, insects were carbonized, and the ground was "petrified." Sample analysis was done by the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base. At 4:30 p.m. another close encounter occurred northwest of Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires province, Argentina that involved several witnesses and reportedly had lasting physiological effects. (Sources: La Nacion, May 24, 1962 Oscar A. Uriondo; FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 17;  NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1962, p. 7; APRO Bulletin, July 1963, p. 2, 4; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 533).

1967 - At 11:10 p.m. a glowing yellow elliptical object with three round spots on the underside passed below the clouds and was observed through binoculars in Putney, England. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967, p. 31).

1967 - Miss N. Parshall, a sixteen-year-old girl in California, reported sighting a cigar-shaped object with a dull aluminum finish"shoot around in sky" at around four o'clock in the afternoon. It came to within 60 feet of the aircraft and then veered away. It seemed ready to ram the plane from behind, but instead shot away very fast. The sighting lasted an estimated 90 seconds. (Sources: NICAP case files, report dated July 26, 1967; Condon University of Colorado UFO Study, case N1378).

1967 - At 8:00 p.m. a silver ellipse-shaped UFO rapidly approached two people driving in a vehicle, five miles south of Neola, Utah. It slowed its speed and descended level with the road. It then tilted and flew over the crest of a nearby hill and was gone from sight. (Sources: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, p. 69 and appendix case A48; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 339).

1967 - That same night a disc-shaped object swooped down to just 25 feet above the ground in Galion, Ohio. It projected a circle of light down around a paperboy with the last name Prim, who found himself unable to move and with a gap in his memory of what happened next. (Sources: Allan Hendry, The UFO Handbook, p. 46).

1969 - At 9:45 p.m. a brilliant circular object hovered at a low altitude near some railroad tracks in Casino, New South Wales, Australia. A married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Hinitt, watched beams of light pulse upwards from the ground toward the UFO. Burnt patches of vegetation were found at the sight in a heavy rainstorm. (Sources: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 64; ACOS Bulletin, March 1977, p. 12 and June 1977, p. 20).

1969 - At 9:30 p.m. CDT a helmet-shaped disc estimated to be 15 meters in diameter was seen widely over the Lake Zurich suburbs in Illinois. It was reportedly seen over a two hour period. It made a buzzing sound, and dogs reacted to its presence by barking. (Sources: Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1969; FSR, September-October 1971, p. 27).

1971 - At 10:30 p.m. a 25 foot long ovoid UFO was seen near a house in Elizabeth, New Jersey for two minutes. It made no sound. It made a weaving motion through the sky as it flew away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9276).

1973 - A UFO gyrated in the sky over the harbor of Lourenco Marques, Mozambique for more than an hour in the pre-dawn hours. (Source: Rand (South Africa) Daily Mail, May 15, 1973).

1973 - At 9:20 p.m. a man driving west on Route 76, near Kent, Ohio observed a group of flashing lights overhead almost directly above his car. They moved with him until he stopped out of curiosity, and so did the lights. Looking up through the windshield he could see a football shaped object that flashed from red to blue to white in a repeating cycle. He then saw a human figure materialize 10 feet below the object. The figure was clad all in silver, and descended rapidly to the roadway directly in front of the car. When it reached the pavement the figure stood looking to the right, then to look directly at the witness. After a half a minute the figure ascended rapidly, "like a helium balloon," towards the object. It vanished before reaching it.

The figure was entirely silver in color and seemed to lack hair and ears. A narrow mouth with a small pointed chin were also observed. He was uncertain whether the silvery body was a close fitting garment or the actual skin color, because he saw what appeared to be the faint outline of a vein running down the inside of one of the arms. The feet were clad with boots or shoes, with a heavy, distinct line between the sole and the boot itself. The height of the figure was not much more than 2.5 feet. When it descended it was approximately ten feet in front of the car. The UFO shot up in a rapid vertical ascent, rocking the car "as if a semi was passing." (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-010, citing Larry Moyers and Marc Candusso).

1974 - A UFO covered with over 30 orange and white lights that were each as bright as a welder's torch flew over Maxton, North Carolina. It hovered over a mobile home park shortly after midnight. It was pursued by two men, a police officer and a farmer, in their cars. The UFO made a remote landing but no traces were found on the ground. (Source: George D. Fawcett, FSR, January 1975, p. 31)

1975 - At 4:10 p.m. a solid looking flying object, trailing exhaust, flew northeast through the sky over Howrah, Tasmania. The UFO changed shape and then made a ninety-degree turn. It then executed a 180 degree turn, and then swooped down and away. A movie film was made of the UFO. (Source: Richard Hall, Skylook, December 1975, p. 15).

1975 - That same night at 11:30 p.m. a green light was seen hovering over an area two miles east of Peesane, Saskatchewan for 12 minutes. It then flew away to the east. A perfect circle was found in the grass at the site, two days later. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, Skylook, December 1975, p. 16).

1979 - At 1:30 p.m. three observers in Atwater, Los Angeles County, California watched a 3' x 7' disc hovering over power line poles. It made a humming sound that seemed to attract birds that followed it as it flew away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13697, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, issue 119).

1980 - A brilliant blue disc hovered at a low altitude for ten minutes over Bulawayo, Zimbabwe at six p.m. It shot straight up, stopped, then shot up again and was gone. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1990).

1981 - A man and a woman, a truck driver and a cashier, were driving near Clatskanie, Oregon at around five o'clock in the morning. A large delta-shaped UFO surrounded by a turbulent fog or mist "like smoke from a chimney" followed their truck for 15 miles. It had a white light and two orange lights. As it directed a beam of light at their vehicle the truck lost power, and they smelled an odor like antifreeze. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, January 1982, p. 15).

1982 - A large, disc-shaped UFO was seen by the roadside in Turis, Spain. It perimeter was revolving and it appeared to be searching the area with beams of light. It rose up and flew away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13877, citing APRO Bulletin).

1989 - A huge disc-shaped UFO was seen in Hubei Province, China. It illuminated the surrounding landscape a red color, and hung silently low in the sky for 20 minutes. It then rose to an estimated 100 meters and shot off. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 128).

1991 - Two students in Kuala Tarengganu, Malaysia reported seeing several tiny humanoid figures wearing red clothing standing near a drain in a school compound in the middle of the afternoon. Teachers searched the area but failed to find anything. The next day several six-inch tall beings were seen again in the same area. (Sources: Ahmad Jamaludin, Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies internet website; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, case #1492, citing Nexus New Times, Vol. 2 # 4).

1991 - Three elongated silver UFOs appeared in the daylight sky during a UFO conference being held in Huejutla, Mexico. At 7:00 p.m. a fiery ball of light levitated a man off the ground twice north of Camp Redondo, Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. He felt heat and cold and suffered an eye injury. (Sources: Lucius Farish, UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1993; Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone, p. 2).

1992 - A boy in Connersville, Indiana reported being paralyzed in his bed in the early morning hours by a strange looking, elderly humanoid visitor. The boy had apparently reported UFO abduction experiences on several occasions. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case 1970; Francis Ridge, UFO Intelligence Newsletter, January 1995, citing Don Worley).

1993 - Several witnesses from San Marcos, Tula, Mexico including Maria de Lourdes Uribe, age 34, heard bizarre noises and saw mysterious lights coming from a nearby field at around one o'clock in the morning. A local youth approached the field and saw a huge glowing object hovering low over the ground. Five humanoid figures descended from the object and stood around it as if standing guard. They soon went back inside. Large circular ground traces and what appeared to be dug out trenches were found at the site. A dog belonging to one of the witnesses reportedly went missing soon after the incident. Several days before this incident a huge dark object that nearly covered the moon's disc was seen hovering over the area, and two days before an engineer saw a huge object suspended just above a roadway near the town of Tepeji, Mexico. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Luis Ruiz Noguez, Oscar Garcia, Hector Escobar & Hector Chavarria).

1995 - At 10:50 p.m. a young woman in Duarte, Los Angles County, California reported observing a triangular ship suspended in the southeastern sky for three minutes. There were three smaller lights below larger object. All four of the objects flew off together. (Source:National UFO Reporting Center, May 1995 webpage; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17232).

1997 - At 4:15 p.m. a saucer-shaped object flew overhead in Ginkunai, Lithuania. It passed within 10 meters of five observers, making rhythmic pulses and flashes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17928, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 2, number 24).

1998 - At 9:00 p.m. a husband and wife in Chebanse, Illinois each observed flying discs. (Source: Jay Rath, The I Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, p. 56, citing NUFORC).

2001 - At 7:30 p.m. a long, silver, shiny cylindrical object without wings was sighted at 45 degrees elevation in Cleveland, Ohio. It was moving horizontally just above the power lines. It left no vapor trail, and moved much faster than the Goodyear Blimp, which is often seen in the area. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 119).

2002 - A security guard atop a parking garage in Orlando, Florida saw three dark triangular craft approach in formation from the north. The UFOs began to move in lazy turns, banking and doubling back. Each craft had six white lights on the front and a blunt rear section. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), August 2002, p. 18).

2002 - At 9:30 p.m. a large, soundless, glowing orange dumbbell shaped thing, that looked like two halves hooked together with a metallic cylinder, was observed in Clarkston, rural Asotin County, Washington. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, May 2002 webpage, report uploaded April 27, 2007).

2004 - A man and a woman were walking their dog at around 11:00 p.m. in Sequin, Texas when they spotted a huge, disc-shaped craft coming down from the sky. The woman became agitated and began yelling that there was a loud ringing in her head and she believeed she could hear voices trying to talk to her. The dog also became disturbed and ran off. Two more discs appeared in the sky, and the man began to cry.  He later described the UFOs as charcoal gray in color, and ringed with black lights. All three of the craft appeared to have strange writing or symbols on their hulls, which the witnesses thought resembled ancient writing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing National UFO Reporting Center, May 2004 webpage).

2010 - At 1:24 a.m. in Bedlington, Northumberland, England a 40-foot across black boomerang shaped object with five green lights underneath flew overhead at approximately 50 feet. It was a very close and terrifying encounter, according to the witness. (Source: National UFO Reporting Center, May 2010 webpage, report uploaded May 12, 2010).

2010 - During the middle of the day a bright, star-like object was observed roaming back and forth over the Livermore, California hills at 12:00 hours. Peter Davenport believes the witness is a highly credible, good observer. (Source: National UFO Reporting Center, May 2010 webpage, report uploaded May 12, 2010)

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 12 May 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; animal reactions: dogs barking or running away, dogs missing; bedroom visitation; car pursuits; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed disc; ground traces; humanoids; landings; maneuvering UFOs; missing time; multi-year reports from Ohio and Los Angeles County, California; red UFOs; short silver humanoid; tiny humanoids dressed in red; triangular UFOs; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson