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).

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).

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, 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).

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).

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


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).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: blue lights, disc-shaped UFOs, free will abduction, mist or fog associated with UFOs, nautical UFOs (UFO seen just over ocean), ovoid UFO, telepathy, tiny humanoids, triangular UFO, vertical ascent, witness felt compelled to travel to a rendezvous with a UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson