On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 21

1949 - On this afternoon a silvery disc was spotted hovering over the Hanford Atomic Energy Commission radar station outside of Moses Lake, Washington by a US Air Force F-82 pilot flying over the area. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 141).

1950 - A huge round object hung in the sky over Montrose, Colorado. It was joined by a second large object. Both started heading to the north, but turned and flew off to the east. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 48, citing UPI release, May 22, 1950).

1953 - According to a letter by Fritz A. Werner to J. Allen Hynek dated May 15, 1973, 16 AEC engineers were taken by the U.S. Air Force on this day into the desert outside Kingman, Arizona aboard a bus with its windows blackened out to view a crashed disc. The object was oval shaped, 30 feet in diameter, and with a surface that looked like a highly polished brushed metal. In a nearby tent was a dead body, 4 feet tall. The body was clothed in a silvery metallic suit with a skull cap. The dead pilots body had brown skin, with the other unusual feature being a small mouth. (Sources: Center for UFO Studies files; Raymond E. Fowler, Official UFO, April 24, 1976; Richard H. Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1978, p. 10; Leonard H. Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 209).

1957 - At 4:40 p.m. a metallic ovoid flew overhead to the northwest near Knoxville, Tennessee making a noise. It then hovered in silence, and may have made a possible landing behind some trees. (Sources: Civilian Saucer Intelligence--New York case files; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 88).

1959 - On this afternoon around 1:00 p.m. a huge yellow glowing cigar flew toward the northwest and circled the town of Brindisi, Italy before continuing on toward the northeast and out to sea. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: April-June, p. 32).

1966 - At 3:15 p.m. an experienced pilot flying in a light plane on a clear day encountered a domed disc that made sharp turns and passed beneath the wing of his aircraft while flying near Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1967, p. 7).

1968 - At 8:50 a.m. at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah a silver oval or disc-shaped object, quite large, changed speed, hovered, maneuvered, and dropped nearly to the ground. Twenty-two students and teachers watched the display for 6-7 minutes. (Source: Frank B. Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, pp. 95 and Appendix case 67).

1969, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil - At midnight Jose Antonio Da Silva had a sudden impulse to get out of bed and go into his garden. He stepped out his door and saw three of the same short entities he had a frightening encounter with earlier that month at Bebedouro, Minas Gerais, Brazil dressed in the same flightsuits. They stood motionless, looking at him. He quickly stepped back inside and bolted the door, without saying a word or hearing a sound from them. He then explained to investigators that they wanted him to "work against my own people" and expressed his great fear that our world was in great danger, without knowing from where the danger would come. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-38, citing Hulvio Brant Aleixo, FSR, November-December 1973, & Dr. Walter Buhler).

1971 - A man was driving home near West Leisenring, Pennsylvania at 1:10 a.m. and he had just rounded a bend in the rural road when he noticed an unusual object hovering 20 feet above the ground. The craft was disc shaped with a dome on top and an antenna like protrusion. It had a door like opening to the left of its center; the opening emitted an reddish orange glow from inside. It also emitted a faint humming sound. He stopped his car to watch, and after two minutes he saw a figure walk back and forth within the doorway of the object. The humanoid being was dressed in a grayish white metallic suit with a hood and stood about six feet tall. The craft itself was dull gray in color and appeared to have burnt areas along the bottom. The witness, sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle, turned his head to his left and saw a similarly garbed figure only three feet way from the driver's door. He then heard a click and two seconds later a blast threw him against the vehicle's console. A loud explosion moved the car forward and the witness drove away as fast as he could. He then drove to the emergency room of a local hospital where he was treated with what looked like pellet wounds. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, case # 247, citing Stan Gordon, MUFON UFO Journal, issue #189).

1973 - In a wooded area near the town of Kristianstad, Sweden a group of men reported seeing an incredibly huge, black bird-like creature that passed within one hundred feet of them. One witness had a camera with a telephoto lens and attempted to take a picture, but his film jammed. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies).

1976 - A luminous UFO shaped like coolie hat paced a car in the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico containing three occupants. One of the passengers, a 28-year-old woman named Bryant, experienced five hours of missing time and later related an abduction experience. She reported being taken aboard the UFO where she was given intensive medical examinations and had several body samples taken. Among other procedures they scraped her skin, and drew fluid from one of her eyes. The occupants were short, about four feet tall, and had large hairless heads with large dark almond-shaped eyes. They also wore uniforms that resembled police uniforms. (Sources: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 093, citing the San Antonio (Texas) Light, March 20, 1983; John F. Schuessler, Physiological Effects from UFOs, p. 70).

1977 - At 12:24 a.m. a taxi driver and his passenger saw a white football-shaped object in the sky in Leicester, England. At one point it looked like five balls joined together in a circle. It or they hovered silently, then moved off and disappeared from sight. (Source: D. N. Mansell, Awareness, October 1977, p. 19).

1977 - Two close encounters involving UFOs with coherent light beams occurred on this night in Dorset county, England. At 10:55 p.m. Mr. Morse, age 26, witnessed a large silver disc-shaped object that hovered over a field in Canford Heath, Poole, England. A green cone of light extended from the object as a coherent beam of light. It flew off to the west. Fifteen minutes later a car with two 30-year-old women was followed by another disc between Longham and Wimborne in the Dorset countryside. It had a solid beam that cut through the terrain. The energy beam had a definite, abrupt end to it. The disc dropped to the ground, but the women did not stay around to investigate. There were six other sightings reported that night in the area. (Source: Leslie Harris, FSR, January 1978, p. 5).

1988, Townshend, Vermont - Jack and May Weiner recalled an abduction experience while at their mountain home. This was Jack's second abduction experience, the first occurring while on a camping trip with three other men in the Allagash Wilderness area of Maine. Jack's dog wanted to go out and when he let the dog outside, late on this evening, he noticed a blue light shining through the kitchen window. He went outside and saw a glowing object hovering over a nearby field. He recalled walking back inside the house. Under hypnosis he recalled that several short beings with large heads and eyes entered his bedroom. The beings lifted Jack and his wife and floated them towards a bright light. They were taken in front of the large hovering object that glowed a bright blue from its bottom. It hovered silently and there was a strong smell of ozone in the air. They were both taken inside the object and given medical exams by the beings. A lump was allegedly discovered and the cyst removed. Later they were both floated across the lawn, into their house and back inside through the unopened front door. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1993).

1990 - On this evening a disc flying from the southwest to the northeast was involved with a near collision with a KC-135 tanker aircraft over Lancaster, California. The passage of the UFO appeared on radar and rocked the wings of the plane as it shot past. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1990).

1990 - At 9:00 p.m. four witnesses in Trenton, New York saw a large delta-shaped object fly overhead, making a faint humming sound. It flew in a slow glide and then made sudden jumps. It had lights on its three corners. (Source: Keith Conroy, field investigator, MUFON investigation files database, case 930506E).

1996 - Four youths camping in Charleston, Illinois saw a large white light in the sky at 11:58 p.m., then a huge triangular UFO with two red lights on one side. It lit their campsite with a "spotlight" beam but made no sound. (Sources: James Easton, internet list of triangular UFO reports, citing the National UFO Reporting Center; Jay Rath, The I-Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, citing NUFORC).

1999 - A witness reported to the National UFO Reporting Center that a UFO positioned itself directly over his car in Harrison, Ohio. It hovered silently in the air and shone two white beams of light down on him. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2004 webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 4 July 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions with medical exams, coherent light beams, compulsive behavior by abductee, cone-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, Grey alien abductors, huge UFOs, humming sound, Mothman, oval UFOs, retrieval of crashed disc with alien body, short humanoids, silvery UFOs, UFO over nuclear facility.