On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 18

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 18

1909 - Mr. Lethbridge was walking along a road around 11 p.m. near the mountains in Caerphilly, Wales when he saw on the grass a large tube-shaped machine. Aboard the craft were two men wearing furs and talking excitedly in a language the witness could not understand. There was a depression in the grass at the site after the object had flown off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 187; Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science, the UFO Enigma, p. 99).

1954 - Two people witnessed the landing of a lens-shaped object, the size of a house, at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. It came to the ground near the railroad tracks, kicking up a small sandstorm in the desert. One witness started to approach it, then ran away in fear. (Sources: Otto Binder, What We Really Know about Flying Saucers; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 206).

1959 - A truck driver in Girard, Kansas reported that at 2:00 a.m. an orange disc-shaped object landed on the highway and covered both lanes. It rose up vertically after a short while and flew away. A separate witness was not identified. (Source: Loren E. Gross: The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: April-June, p. 30).

1960 - One year later a cigar-shaped object w portholes was seen over Wellington, New Zealand. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1959; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 138).

1963 - A 15-year-old student was out camping at 10:30 p.m. near New Plymouth, New Zealand when he heard a wild animal on a nearby hill wailing. He next saw a crescent or semi-disc shaped UFO flying in the sky, looking like a stingray. It changed color from red to dark blue as it changed speed and direction. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8360; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 20, Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 118).

New Plymouth, New Zealand - 1963

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1964 - At 7:30 a.m. a ten-year-old boy in Hubbard, Oregon saw a silver colored, square object 1.2 meters high resting on four shiny legs in a wheat field. With a soft beeping noise, it rose slowly to a height of a telephone pole, then "shot up like a rocket." Ground marks were found at the site: three imprints forming a 90 cm equilateral triangle, with the wheat flattened from the center about 1.2 meters in diameter. There was also the odor of gas fumes. At 5:15 p.m. in Mount Vernon, Virginia a man named Meyers watched a small glowing white oval split apart twice after moving from the right side of the Moon to the left. At 10:15 p.m. an Army pilot at the Lawrence, Massachusetts airport sighted a yellowish white light in the sky traveling through the sky. It made a 360 degree turn, then sped off at an estimated 1,000 mph without making a sonic boom. (Sources: (1) Fred Merritt, A Preliminary Classification of Some Reports of Unidentified Flying Objects Based on Shape and Dimensions of Imprint Patterns, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 187; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8811; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 51; (3) Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 329).

Lawrence Airport, Massachusetts - 1964

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1969 - At around 10:00 p.m. an extremely bright white disc-shaped UFO stopped over a tractor on a farm east of Denilquin, New South Wales, Australia. It then shot up vertically into the clouds at high speed. There were nine witnesses, and the encounter lasted six minutes. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated May 20, 1969; FSR, November-December 1969, p. 32).

1973 - Behencourt, Somme, France. At 10:30 p.m. a 20-meter wide domed disc glowed, hovered, and revolved only 30 meters above the ground, but made no noise. Animals stared dumbfounded at the object. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1974).

1975 - A triangle of lights was sighted over some woods in Rainhill, Merseyside, England at around 10:00 p.m. Some huge footprints were found in the area later, along with some other ground marks. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, Northern Network News, August 1975, p. 5; BUFORA Journal, September 1975, p. 6; Jenny Randles, FSR, April 1978, p. 5).

1976 - At 10:45 a.m. in St. Job-in-'T Goor, Antwerp province, Belgium, two young women, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old, saw an aluminum colored UFO disappear behind some trees at 10:45 a.m. At 10:30 p.m. a man and his family observed a large, house-sized object hovering close to a nearby hill in Sant'Onofrio, Abruzzi, Italy. The object approached the witnesses' home and from its top section a strong yellow light was directed over the area. The UFO had a large round opening from which a red light shone. From inside the porthole a dark, shadowy, man-like figure could be seen looking out at the witnesses for a brief period. It then moved away. A second object resembling a gray sphere with a ring around it was seen hovering above an abandoned house at the same time. (Sources: (1) Rudy de Groote, UFO Register, volume 7, p. 32, citing Gazette Antwerpen; (2) Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian catalogue, case 85).

1977 - At 6:30 p.m. two 10-year-old girls, named McLennan and Morrison, heard a strange whirring sound while playing in a field near their house in New Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. It appeared to come from a nearby woods. When they approached and saw a domed cylindrical object near the ground about 300 meters away. It had a steady red light on top of the small dome. The object was metallic in color and about 30 feet long, and it had a red band encircling the lower section. The girls believed the object was hovering two feet above the ground---the same height as a fence situated between them and the object. They could not see any landing gear. To the right of the object was a very tall, thin "man," partially hidden by some bushes. He stood at least six-foot tall, and his arms were disproportionately short. He wore a silver coverall uniform. When he started to move toward them, the girls became frightened and fled. When they reached a safer distance, they turned around and saw that the man had disappeared. The object then began to ascend, moving off in three jerky "stepped up" maneuvers, and finally ascending vertically at a terrific speed. They hurried home and told their parents, who said they had heard the humming sound. The police were notified, and a circular area of scorch marks was found at the site, with minor damage over an area of about 100 yards including singed trees and underbrush. (Sources: Jenny Randles, FSR, January 1978, p. 7; Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO phenomenon, p. 120; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-28 (A1733)).

1990 - In Kairma, near Frunze, Kirghizia (in what was then the USSR) Dima, age 10, came running home at 9:40 p.m. yelling that "space creatures" were outside. His mother looked out and saw several one-meter tall helmeted figures wearing glowing suits with stripes on their sleeves and pants legs. The beings had hands with three claw-like fingers. Dima reported that when they noticed him, they pulled out a box-like device from behind and aerial appendages appeared on their heads. When a car appeared the beings jumped into a nearby ditch and stayed there until the car had passed. While in the field the aliens appeared to clean their suits, and then perform what appeared to be somersaults on the wet grass. A powerful vibrating sound permeated the air during the encounter. Later, during a local power outage, several witnessed a huge red disc-shaped object hovering over the area. That same night humanoids also visited the home of one of Dima's teachers. They appeared inside her house and invited her to go with them, but she refused and the aliens left. (Source: Timothy Good, UFO Report 1992, p. 66).

1991 - At 11:40 p.m. just offshore of St. Osyth, Essex, England three fishermen saw a saucer-shaped object on edge, hovering low over the water. The object had six windows along its rim and several man-like figures could be seen moving about inside and looking out. The UFO vanished in the sky. (Source: Timothy Good, UFO Report 1992, p. 151).

1993 - On this night 31-year-old Astrid Ramos reported seeing a hovering circular object near Lisbon, Portugal from which descended several small humanoids. The humanoids then took her onboard the UFO. She was paralyzed while the humanoids performed several medical tests on her. They inserted a long thin tube into her nose, which caused her to feel a strong pressure inside her head. She was eventually released and soon began suffering from severe headaches. A Dr. Borja examined her and reportedly located an implant deep within her brain case. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Fabio Picasso).

1994 - At 8:40 p.m. a silent, yellow-colored onion-shaped UFO flew east to west over the Ouse River in York, England at the speed of a jet. It maneuvered about as it flew. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1994).

1997 - In a hilly area known as Ponte a Mensola, east of Florence, Italy a local merchant watched a tall human-like figure descend slowly from the sky into a nearby field at 10:30 a.m. The figure was about 1.60 meters tall, and totally covered in a black, tight-fitting diver's suit. He wore a red belt around his waist and a black helmet with wide dark goggles. He landed in a vertical position among the high grass. A few minutes later he rose back up into the sky vertically, and disappeared from sight. Others in the area reported seeing bright red lights flying in a zigzag pattern over the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Federico Rosati, CUN).

1997 - At 11:10 p.m. Mr. Tosti and two other men saw several bright objects over a power plant in Bloomington, Indiana. In response to a flashlight signal, two of the objects descended. Their car engine stalled as the objects approached. The objects were small domed discs with square windows and a blue glow. Through the windows some silhoetted figures with large heads could be seen. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 2, number 22 (1997)).

2006 - Some men at the Greenwater Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan, Canada first observed a disc-shaped object hovering over the lake at around 1:00 a.m. Later they observed some camoflauged beings in the water and on the land nearby. The sighting lasted five hours. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case 213).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 May 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, animal reactions, UFOs changing colors, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, ground marks including landing imprints and footprints; human-looking occupants, implant in abductee's head through nasal cavity, inside occupant, landings, odor, orange UFOs, paralysis, physical traces, physiological effect: severe headaches, shiny silver or aluminum colored UFOs, shot up vertically, short humanoids, tall humanoid with short arms, teenage witnesses, unintelligible language.