On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 16

1952 - On this night a luminous object like a "glass lit from the inside" moved silently across sky in Malung, Kopparberg, Sweden. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 78).

1953 - In Bouffioulx, Hainaut, Belgium at 5:30 p.m. a disc-shaped UFO and occupant were seen briefly by a single witness named Chermanne before disintegrating, leaving behind a black smoke. Two photographs were taken of the disc enveloped in some form of "radiation." (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: March-July, p. 57; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 6 (1975), p. 39).

1966 - Manuel Hernandez was coming back from the fields near Cordoba, Spain when he saw a disc-shaped object land 100 meters away. Small beings resembling "green birds" came out for a few instants, then took off again. (Sources: Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 769; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 42, citing the Paris Journal, May 18, 1966).

1967 - Roman and Jose Arribas observed an object land in a pine forest north of Nieva-Segovia, Spain. They saw "people" enter the ash-colored craft, which took off straight up, at high speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 843, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1973 - In the mid-afternoon an anonymous man "who enjoys an excellent reputation in Bahia" was walking through his property by the river in Parafuso, Bahia, Brazil carrying his shotgun, when he heard a soft humming. Then a man about 5 feet 3 inches tall appeared in front of him. He wore a brownish gray, tight-fitting coverall, with metallic colored boots and a wide belt with a very large blue buckle. His face and his hands, which had long fingers, were pallid white, his ears were small and pointed, and his head "larger than ours." This man, speaking in Portuguese, told the witness not to be afraid and to put away his gun, saying that he was "not of this world-I come from a planet that you people call a satellite." He also said that his ship was hovering a few yards above them, invisible to the eye. Then he said, "Good bye, brother, I must go" and pushed a white button on his belt buckle. At this a beam of light shone on him "and then drew away, carrying the man with it", he disappeared a few yards above the man's head. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-093 (A1205), citing Alberto Romero, ONIFE).

1976 - On this afternoon around 4 p.m. a 49-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop in St. Louis, Missouri saw a strange looking man. He was normally dressed, but had pallid facial features and wore goggles. He had a long sharp nose, a pointed chin, and a small mouth. She watched him for 15 minutes before taking the bus. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case (A1473)).

1979 - Arlindo Gabriel dos Santos was hunting with two friends in a forest near Baependi, Minas Gerais State, Brazil around 10:30 a.m. when he became separated from the others. Sr. dos Santos next saw an object descend towards the ground in a clearing. He approached to within 180 meters, and saw that the object was shaped like a "telephone booth" about 1 meter in height. He had been carrying his Kodak camera with him, and was able to take a snapshot of the object before it abruptly disappeared in plain sight. He walked to where the craft had been, and then saw another object swiftly descend. This next object was shaped like a toy top, and a little larger than the previous object. It had a small propeller like apparatus on top and a long pointy protrusion on the bottom. As he tried to photograph this second object he heard a whooshing sound and the craft was quickly enveloped in smoke. He got closer to the smoke, and then he noticed yet a third craft descending overhead. This one was barrel shaped and about one meter tall. It balanced above the ground before landing. It too had a large propeller at one end, and was covered with red stripes. This object too suddenly vanished when he tried to approach.

He finally saw a huge white, egg-shaped object descend to the ground. The ovoid craft had a pointy top, and a fin-like protrusions on each side. Next to the fins Arlindo could see several windows. While it descended it produced a horrific noise like a choking motor, and as it neared the ground it put out four, leg like landing pods. Arlindo approached and tried to take another photograph, but there was a sudden flash that temporarily blinded him and left his eyes irritated. Frightened, he dropped the camera and ran, but was only able to get about 10 meters before he became frozen in place, unable to move. He said it felt like someone had grabbed him from behind. Behind him he noticed two men wearing helmets with visors and gloves. Behind their transparent visors he could see human faces. They grabbed him, each taking one arm. He begged them to let him go in the name of God, but he received the answer, "In the name of God, we are all brothers, we don't harm anybody." The voice seemed to originate from a box like apparatus on their backs. He was taken towards the landed object. As he got near it he could feel an intense cold surrounding it. Another helmeted figure stood by a ladder extending from the craft, looking from side to side. The man asked Arlindo if he had seen something, which sounded to him like a "Zurca." Arlindo thought he could have been referring to one of the previous smaller aerial craft. That man then extended a gloved hand and pulled Arlindo inside the craft through a square shaped doorway. The atmosphere inside the craft was pleasant and cool, and there was a smell like "baby powder" in the air. There were other men sitting around on seats in the room. He described them as human like, wearing dark tight-fitting outfits. The men had large slanted eyes, thin noses, and large mouths and they seemed to operating some type of unknown machinery. The men stood up and began conversing among themselves in an unknown language. Suddenly from another room a heavyset woman emerged. She wore a white uniform, gloves, but no helmet. The witness described her as good looking, tanned, with long light fine hair. The woman and one of the men then took him into a corridor. He then entered a room where he saw a square shaped object in the middle. The man pushed a button on the wall and the object rose up. The object resembled a large piece of marble. The woman then took out a long wand like object and pointed it at the object. On the object the witness then saw an image of the planet Earth and other planets. At this point the man the removed his helmet and the witness could see that he had very short, light colored hair. When Arlindo left the craft he was told to cover his eyes and not to look as the object left. He followed these instructions and did not see the object depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, citing Dr. Libirajara Franco Rodriguez & Maria Jose Pereira).

1979 - On the same day as Arlindo dos Santos's close encounter of the third kind in Brazil a mechanic in Charleston, South Carolina felt compelled to return to a spot where he had previously seen a UFO. A disc-shaped craft landed, and he was given a metal bar as a gift, along with the message that the occupants will return again. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13700; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 294).

1981 - A couple named Winsome were driving in the desert near Cocklebiddy, Western Australia when they noticed a red glowing dome low on the side of the road. It vanished as the car approached, but a glowing light flew off to the west. (Source: Australian CUFOS Bulletin, August 1981).08

1996 - Several witnesses reported seeing a large blue, spherical object hovering low over a field in San Pedro Toxin, Jalisco State, Mexico at 11:30 p.m. Seven dwarfish figures about 80 cm tall, who emitted a luminous green glow, were seen moving very quickly on the ground near the object. They also seemed to have bright lights on their heads. The entire scene suddenly vanished in plain sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, citing Contacto OVNI).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 2 May 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: human-looking UFOnauts, landings, luminous UFOnauts, ovoid UFO, sensation of cold, small bird-like beings, pallid humanoid, unintelligible language, vertical ascent.