On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 13

1909 - There were several independent witnesses of a brightly illuminated, 80 to 100 foot long, dark airship, flying over King's Lynn, Norfolk, England at 9:45 p.m. Two men were visible in some sort of carriage underneath the object. The object travelled fast, made a whirring sound, and had a searchlight that lit up the road below it. (Source: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 7).

In 1949 on this day at 11:05 a.m. a U.S. Air Force Airman Smith, driving along Highway 20 west of Boise, Idaho spotted first one disc, then five more silver discs flying in a V formation. The objects spiralled down, then shot out and away to the southwest at an estimated 700 kilometers per hour. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. Volume 2: 1949, p. 85).

1952 - On this morning a cigar-shaped object flew back and forth in the sky several times over the town of Alcobaca, Portugal before "blowing up." Over the town of Santarem, Portugal a dazzingly brilliant sphere that left a vapor trail was observed for several minutes. Later that evening at 7:20 p.m. two orange balls of light were sighted over the shoreline of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. One of the object hovered while the second object darted out and back. (Sources: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 78; (2) Edward Sullivan, letter from Garcia-Mendez dated May 14, 1952 to Civilian Saucer Intelligence, Los Angeles).

1952 - At 3:15 a.m PST an F9F pilot taking off from El Centro Naval Air Station, California saw what appeared to be a shooting star diving at an angle of 60 degrees. At around the same time the El Centro's Sheriff's Office received reports of five "flying saucers" as large as B-36's with a light underneath. They disappeared to the southwest at terrific speed. All together there were four separate reports of UFOs in the El Centro area on this date. (Source: Project Blue Book Report #7). 

1952 - At 10:33 p.m. EST in Greenville, South Carolina James Richardson and three other amateur astronomers set up telescopes in a dark area of Furman University, when they saw a box or diamond formation of four oval dull glowing, reddish object nearly overhead. They were the apparent size of a half dollar at arms length, one-quarter turned and wobbling in flight. They disappeared after 3 seconds after moving through 12 degrees of arc. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #8; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 148; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 181, UNICAT, case 705).

1954 - At 11:30 p.m. Navy Commander H. R. Penrose was driving homeward from Derby to Burton in Derbyshire, England when a bright light appeared ahead of his car, heading towards him. When it reached him he experienced a crash and was thrown forward against the windshield. The car then seemed to be lifted from the ground, and he was moved through the air while the bright light stayed above him. The car came to rest atop some metal railings, and he was lifted from it by a man in a one piece uniform, who effortlessly carried him through an entrance on the underside of a large round object that was hovering overhead, giving out a bright light. He was taken inside to a room, which had some controls that were being operated by men and women with short hair in coveralls. They questioned him telepathically about his naval experiences and his work with radar. Then a woman injected some green fluid into his arm, after which he had no more conscious memories of the experience. He was found, suffering from concussion, in his car atop some iron railings it had knocked down, and was taken to hospital. After his recovery he revisited the spot and succeeded in finding a railway signalman who said he had seen a car, with an extremely bright light above it, go past his signal box. Hypnotic regression was planned at the time of the report in 1978. (Sources: Margaret & Geoffrey Westwood, FSR, January 1978, p. 23; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-11, citing Westwood).

1959 - At 7:00 p.m. a domed disc was seen over the city of Colon, Uruguay. The circular bottom of the object rotated clockwise. The object itself was self-luminous, and the dome of the craft flashed. The UFO flew off to the west. (Sources: Roberto Enrique Banchs; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: April-June, p. 28).

1959 - Military witnesses at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, a civilian ATC, and all onboard a Braniff airliner witnessed a fireball fly across the sky toward the SW for 15 seconds. It was sighted on a clear night at 9:21 p.m. and was estimated to be traveling at the same speed as the plane. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July 1959).

1960 - There were over 20 UFO sightings including two close encounters in Brazil recorded for this evening in 1960 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. by Dr. Olavo T. Fontes for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization. Click here for map to see the location of the reports with known geographical coordinates. Some of the more interesting reports are described below:

(1) At shortly before 18:30 a huge cigar-shaped object came from the west at high speed and passed over Campos Sales, Brazil. It two ends were opaque and smoky, but it had a bright light at the center. It was seen by many residents.

(2) At 18:30 off the coast at Paracuru, Brazil at the location marked as (2) on the map, three fisherman were frightened when a luminous disc hovered 300 feet over their fishing boat in a clear sky for three minutes. It emitted a strong blue glow but made no sound.

(3) At the same time a huge round gray object followed a donkey herd between the towns of Taboleiro and Nazare, Brazil at the location marked as (3). The UFO had a light on its top, and flew low and silently. It rose vertically as it flew off.

(4) A 60-foot wide oval-shaped disc, almost circular, with a strong bluish light on top, flew noiseless and then hovered in a tilted position over Paracuru, Ceara State, Brazil (4) at 19:00.

(5) At 19:45 p.m. a military jet tried to intercept at the location marked as (5) over Fortaleza, Brazil. The UFO made an evasive maneuver, and was gone in a few seconds at supersonic speeds. (Sources: Olavo T. Fontes, APRO Bulletin, July 1960, pp. 3-5; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR, May 1961; Correio Ceara, May 16, 1960; O Globo, May 25, 1960).

1960 - At 4:00 a.m. the next day (May 14, 1960) Raimondo dos Santos saw two craft land on a hill near a farm called Capin Acu, near the ocean in Paracuru, Ceara State, Brazil. He went near them and saw several small beings, pale-looking, making friendly gestures. He ran away. The creatures wore blue uniforms and white helmets. The previous day at 7:00 p.m., over 100 witnesses observed a dark-gray, circular craft, 20 meters in diameter with a powerful light, maneuvering and hovering in the sky. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 505, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 58).

1962 - Two years later it was Argentina's turn to be inundated with UFO reports. In the early morning hours between 4:00 a.m. and dawn there were 11 sightings including seven close encounters from six provinces in Argentina: Buenos Aires, La Rioja, Neuquen, La Pampa, Cordoba, and Mendoza. In Mercedes, located in Buenos Aires province, Argentina an Air Force man named Giashischa and his family encountered a mist at 4:15 a.m. while driving in their car. In a field they saw a 20-meter wide luminous mass spinning near the ground. It stood approximately 3 meters tall.

1962 - In Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina a flight of 20 multi-colored UFOs was sighted by many at 4:45 a.m. One object--a fiery ball of light 30 meters in diameter--came down to within 300 meters of a car full of witnesses. From one side of the object four small red orbs flew out, lined up behind the larger ball, then flew away in formation. (Sources: (1) Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 10; (2) Gordon W. Creighton, FSR, July 1964, p. 10).

1964 - At 10:15 p.m. a woman in Rio Vista, Solano County, California saw two disc-shaped objects glowing in the sky. One of them landed in a field. It was round and luminous. Also, there were other reports of cigar-shaped objects in the area. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, July-August 1964, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 604; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 32).

1967 - At 5:45 a.m. a close encounter occurred in Lavister, near Wrexham, Wales. A 15-meter diameter metallic disc glowed blue. It shot up, stopped, and then darkened. It glowed again on exit. The witness, Mr. Williams, viewed the object for 5 minutes. (Source: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1969, p. 8).

1967 - At the Colorado Springs, Colorado airport an unidentified flying object was picked up on radar at 4:40 a.m. MDT. During this time a Braniff flight was coming in for a landing, and the track of the object behaved like a ghost echo, perhaps a ground return being reflected off the Braniff aircraft. The radar blip appeared at about twice the range of the Braniff blip. When Braniff touched down, however, the situation changed radically. The UFO pulled to the east (right) and passed over the airport at an indicated height of 200 feet. The object passed within 1.5 miles of the control tower, but was not visible even through binoculars by personnel in the control tower. This case was written up in the Condon report, and it was stated there: This must remain as one of the most puzzling radar cases on record, and no conclusion is possible at this time. It seems inconceivable that an anomalous propagation echo would behave in the manner described, particularly with respect to the reported altitude changes, even if AP had been likely at the time. In view of the meteorological situation, it would seem that AP was rather unlikely. (Sources: Gordon Thayer, in Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, pp. 170, 310). 

1967 - At 8:00 p.m. CDT a University of South Dakota faculty member in Vermillion, South Dakota and five others saw a lens-shaped object (disc) that passed under the clouds, turned over, and changed directions. It first moved north to south, then northeast to southwest. (Sources: NICAP files, witness report dated July 18, 1967; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty-Year Report, p. 339).

1972 - In Canterbury, New Hampshire at 9:50 p.m. a six-sided object with four legs with landing pads, descended from 150 feet altitude with a falling leaf motion, passed over witnesses, and landed remotely. It had a light beam and made a jet-like noise or buzzing sound. As an animal reaction, a cat owned by one of the witnesses ran away. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 358; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 37; MUFON UFO Journal, May 1992, p. 20; NICAP UFO Investigator, July 1972).

Canterbury, New Hampshire - 1972


1975 - Nautical UFO. At 5:20 a.m. a bright red sphere descended into a lake in Mosciano Sant' Angelo, Abruzzi, Italy. It moved underwater, then emerged. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11258, citing ITACAT).

1976 - On this day several observers in USAF F-4 Phantom jets reported seeing two silver objects pacing a KC-135 tanker flying over William AFB, Candler, California. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 40; Rufus Drake, Saga UFO Report, July 1977, p. 37).

1978 - At 3:32 a.m. police office Manuel Amparano was on the outskirts of Kerman, California when he saw a reddish glow ahead. He drove up to investigate. Getting closer, he observed an oval-shaped object, smaller than the apparent size of the full Moon, handing in the sky. It was a very bright crimson red. Suddenly, a blue beam was directed toward him. The object then receded and was gone. Amparano felt a tingling sensation in his body as he drove to the police station. However, six people at the station noted that he looked sunburned "as red as a lobster." His skin stayed that way for four hours before returning to normal. His skin was reddened even through his uniform. Althought the redness went away rapidly, there were areas where the skin was actually burned, on his arms, face, and neck. These burns were visible for two days, and the day following his skin blistered on his face and in places on his arms. He had the discomfort for a week. Doctors told him he could have been exposed to microwave radiation. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1978, pp. 10-11; Fresno (CA) Bee, May 19, 1978; APRO Bulletin, August 1978, p. 4; UNICAT, case # 153).

1981 - In Grays, South Carolina several independent observers reported seeing a disc-shaped object drop down from the sky to tree-top level around 9 p.m. It was silent with red glowing lights; it hovered briefly, spinning, and then went away. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1981, p. 2; citing Hampton (SC) Guardian, May 20, 1981).

1988 - At 4:40 a.m. a man photographed a flying saucer and jets south of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. He then experienced three hours of missing time. When he recovers consciousness, he is south of Betances. During hypnotic regression he recalled humanoid beings. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14698, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 311).

1988 - At 1:30 p.m. a silent metallic disc wobbled over the road near two witnesses in Enkoping, Sweden. It rose up vertically until it was gone from view. (Sources: Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden, issue 34; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14699).

1988 - On this night painter Maria Adilia Germana Hohagen reported seeing numerous "extraterrestrial" craft flying over her area of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She heard a voice in her head tell her to return to her home. She did, and from the balcony observed an object with multicolored lights that emitted several metallic sphere. During a hypnotic regression session, she remembered being abducted and medically examined by several human looking, two-meter tall humanoids. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1988 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Pablo Villarrubia & Mario Rangel).

1989 - On this night in Kodal, Norway a strong light swooped up to a biker twice; it vanished as a car approaches. The biker experienced 20 minutes of missing time. There were separate observers to the close encounter. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Inforespace, issue 83).

1993 - During a restless, sleepless night in Kadima, Israel Danny Rotem felt compelled to get in his car and drive. At around two a.m. he drove to the nearby forest and saw a large egg-shaped object on the ground. He left his car and then a tiny being, perhaps a meter and a half tall, appeared. The being told Danny, "We were waiting for you." The humanoid floated in front of him as he walked toward the craft. He does not remember how he got inside, but realized that the object's inside dimensions seemed larger, by far, that they could be judging from its outside dimensions. In the middle of the room was a pillar with an enormous pedestal. There were 13 aliens in the room. Two of them led Danny to a side chamber where he was put on a very comfortable sofa. He was told, telepathically, not to worry, "that he was on a mission; you'll know what it is in time." They then made an incision on his left wrist. His next memory was of being in his car again traveling home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Leading Edge: UFOs in Israel, Past & Present).

1998 - A day after several witnesses reported seeing a triangular-shaped craft hovering over the Gulf of Mexico, just offshore, south of Fort Walton Beach, Florida the same witnesses reported seeing men in frogmen suits in the water, in the same area where the lights from the object had been shining down. There was also unusual military aircraft activity in the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case 3805, citing CAUS).

2003 - At 10:00 p.m. Mrs. Lenura Azizova in Simferopol', Crimea, Ukraine saw a cigar-shaped object hovering north of the city. It had a bright, yellowish light in front that outlined the cylindrical shape of the craft. When it switched off the light, it was gone in the darkness. Its length was estimated to be 50-60 meters. (Source:George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 127).

2003 - At noon in Anaheim, California cars suddenly stopped because of EM ignition interference. The main witness was driving home from his job when his new car suddenly stopped, as did the cars following him. The witness said, "Some of the people behind me got out of their cars and asked me if I knew what was going on. I said, 'I have no idea. This car is new, so I'm kind of mad." Then he heard a humming sound, so he looked around and he saw two cylinder shapes just sitting there above them. They then landed, then took off into the air, and vanished. When gone, his car and the other cars could be restarted. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 118, citing NUFORC).

2003 - At 8:15 p.m. a witness was sitting in his window seat in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada when she saw a light outside that caught her attention. "As I looked up, I saw a beautiful display of rotating lights that slowly hovered, moving no more than 5 km/hour," she said. It was no more than 100 feet from her roof top. She rushed outside to gave at the UFO, almost paralyzed with fear. She got a very good look at the craft. It was not as big as she thought, and it was very quiet. The outer ends were rotating with a wondrous arrangement of lights, which sped off in an instant. At 11:35 p.m. in Terrace, British Columbia a ring of colored lights with a dark round object in the center was also seen. It moved slowly to the south. (Sources: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 137, citing NUFORC; Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 195, citing HBCCUFO).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 May 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions occurring on the same night, blue beam, blue lights, disc-shaped UFOs, free will abduction, missing time, mist or fog associated with UFOs, nautical UFOs (UFO seen just over ocean and landing in lake), ovoid UFOs, physiological effects: burns, telepathy, tiny humanoids, triangular UFOs, vehicle EM ignition interference, vertical ascent, witnesses felt compelled to travel to rendezvous with a UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson