On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 20

1953 - Two miners in Brush Creek, California, John Q. Black, age 48, and John Van Allen, reported that they saw a silvery object land on a sand bar 50 m away from them. It was 2.5 meters in diameter with tripod landing gear. An occupant described as a broad-shouldered dwarf, wearing clothing that covered the head and body was also seen. His arms and legs were covered with tweed-like cloth fastened at the wrists and ankle. The UFO occupant filled a shiny pail with water and handed it to someone inside the craft. He then appeared to notice Mr. Black and jumped into the craft, which made a hissing sound when it departed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 202).

1954 - Mr. Nigel Frapple was cycling home from a dance in Wincanton, England. At Redlynch crossroads he saw an orange glow in a field and stopped to observe it from a hedge. The glow came from a huge object on the other side of the hedge only 35 meters away, hovering less than seven meters above the ground. It made a throbbing sound. After a minute it moved toward away the northwest, accelerating and climbing into the sky. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 206-207).

1959 - At 5:30 p.m. two hunters named Sanchez and Fogliani observed a landed silvery metallic disc in Tres Lomas, La Pampa, Argentina. Grass at the landing site was flattened. (Sources: La Razon, May 24, 1959; Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 9).

1963 - On this evening a 17-year-old witness named Bushbridge, driving his car between Glencoe and Mount Gambier, South Australia saw what he at first thought was a bulldozer by the side of the road. He came within 20 meters of it, and then was blinded by a strong light as his car suddenly stopped. The object crossed the road and flew away. The light was as intense as a welder's torch. The witness's father later testified that his son came home white and visibly terrified. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1963, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 571; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 20).

1965 - At 7:00 p.m., six members of the McDonald family in Leroy Township, Ohio saw a silvery-white disc with a row of  portholes that were about one-foot in diameter.  The disc skimmed over the rooftop of their house making a low buzzing or purring sound, and was estimated to be the size of a car.  At the time of the object’s passage, neighbors noted unusual TV and radio interference, and a horse and dog reacted strongly. The dog ran and hid, while the horse ran back and forth on its tether with its ears back and eyes wild.  (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, June-July 1965, p. 5; Saucer News, December 1965, p. 17; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 153; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 18).

1967 - Polish-born Steve Michalac, age 52, an industrial mechanic and prospector, saw two red-glowing objects flying at high speed while prospecting at Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Canada. One of them landed nearby, and blew up vegetation as it landed. It was surrounded by a glow, and he watched it for 30 minutes before a door opened, revealing a purple glow inside. A high-pitched humming sound and an odor resembling a burning electrical circuit were noted. Seeing no further activity Mr. Michalac approached the landed craft, but he then heard voices, and when he touched the craft he burned his rubber-coated glove, and he was blown backwards by a hot blast of air. The object then started spinning. The witness felt dizzy, suffered minor face burns, and second and third degree burns on his chest. He vomited frequently for the next four days, and was hospitalized, losing over 10 kilograms. The landed craft was estimated to be 11 meters in diameter and three meters tall, with a one meter high superstructure. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 1; Edward U. Condon (ed.), Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, New York: Bantam (1969), p. 316; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 844).

Falcon Lake, Manitoba Close Encounter - 1967

1969 - Jose Pereira Sacramento was awakened by a noise outside his home in Vila Operaria, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Going outside through his back door at 1:00 a.m., he saw "the white face of an animal" and a light in the sky which came down toward him. He was paralyzed and could not move to re-enter the house or call out. An "enormous object" landed beside him, and he was "pulled through an opening" into the ship, finding himself inside a small elevator, which went up into a brightly lit circular compartment with a curved ceiling, about 45 feet in diameter. In this room were six small humanoid beings only 31 inches tall. They had big heads and they wore tight-fitting, plastic like outfits, entirely covering their bodies and heads, light cream in color, having openings only for their eyes and ears. Their eyes were slanted. Each entity stood inside a cylinder three feet in diameter and 15" high, and above its head was a curved plate with a lever. They spoke among themselves in a language of short shrilly sounds, "like pigs grunting." After four or five minutes one of the beings moved a control and the illumination increased in brightness to such a point that Pereira lost consciousness. At 6:00 a.m. he woke up in his bed, not knowing how he got there. He had an inflammation of the eyes lasted a month, and a year after the event he still felt light-headed and had difficulty concentrating. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-35, citing CICOANI).

1974 - A young man of 20 was swimming at 12:30 a.m. at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire when he saw a domed disc-shaped object approach from the ocean. It landed on the beach about 80 yards away. It had a domed bulge above and below the central rim, and was about 50 feet in diameter. It stood on four legs and had several lights on the main body of the object. It also gave off heat and emitted a humming or pulsating sound. A hatch folded down and a ramp slid out, and a motor like noise was now also audible. A six-foot tall occupant emerged down the ramp, dressed in a head-to-foot light-colored coverall. Two hoses ran from the chin area to behind the head, with one hose running down the back. The figure stepped out briefly onto the sand and then re-entered the object, which ascended and moved off out to sea. The man searched the landing site and found a "deep, rose colored paste and thick liquid" in the four, deep landing marks. He also found a spot of red where the hatch had opened. Traces had been obliterated by the tide the following morning, before the investigator could gather samples. The landing site is not far from an outflow vent that would later be built for the Seabrook nuclear reactor. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-22, citing field investigator John Oswald).

1974 - At 9:30 p.m. two children in Haisnes-lez-la Bassee, France, age 10, witnessed an ovoid or football-shaped object that descended with an oscillating movement. Ground traces were later found were the UFO came down. At 11:00 p.m. an enormous luminous ball of light approached Haisnes-lez-la Bassee, France and then flew off to the northwest in the direction of Auchy-les-Mines. The estimated diameter of the object was 42 meters. (Source: Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 487).

1982 - A couple driving near a golf course in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia saw a bright light descend. They noted that it was a saucer-shaped object with portholes around the lower part. It emitted blue beam of light at front of car. They had a period of missing time, but do recall witnessing a two meter tall silver-suited being. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case 2670, citing UFO Research Queensland).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, animal reactions: horse and dog ran, blue beam, broad-shouldered dwarf occupant, collecting water, crop circle, domed discs, hissing sound, humming sound, orange UFOs, physiological effects: conjunctivitis, shiny silver UFOs, short humanoids, landings, missing time, pendulum motion, physiological effects, purring or buzzing sound, throbbing silver suits, sound, tall humanoid, unintelligible language, vehicle EM ignition interference.

© Donald A. Johnson