On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 22

1951 - A bluish-white object circled around and paced an American Airlines flight 100 miles southwest of Dodge City, Kansas at 3:20 a.m. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p 13).

1961 - Over 20 high qualified witnesses including several doctors watched a 30 meter long metallic ovoid object maneuver at low altitude in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela and then land at 10:30 a.m. A total of three objects were seen, manuevering silently in and out of the nearby hills and dodging trees and a low speed. Flattened grass was found at the landing site. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September 1961; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 185; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #5930).

1961 - That same afternoon in Texas a stationary silver disc hung in the air over Tyndall Air Force Base. It was seen by two married women, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Davis, at 4:30 p.m. The object appeared to be revolving as it hovered. After 15 minutes it finally rose higher and higher into the air and disappeared. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7417; Lloyd Mallan, Science & Mechanics, December 1966, p. 36; Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs, p. 22; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 95).

Tyndall AFB, Texas - 1961

1962 - Several luminous discs were seen four times in 35 minutes during an Argentine Navy aircraft flight from Espora Naval Air Base in Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The plane's radio failed completely during the close encounters. (Sources: Robert Enrique Banchs, Las Evidencias del Fenomeno OVNI, citing Antonio Ribera; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 33).

1963 - Four pink wheels spun in the sky while flying from the east to the west very fast in succession. They were witnessed by a civilian named Jackson in Pequannock, New Jersey at 10:50 p.m. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8363; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns, p. 31).

1964 - (1) High School cafeteria employees watched the landing and take-off of a round UFO from the school grounds in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at nine o'clock in the morning. The object emitted four beams of light. The grass had been flattened at the landing site. (2) On that same day a UFO was tracked by radar at the White Sands Stallion Missile Range in New Mexico. (Source: (1) George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 27 and October 1966, p. 30, citing NICAP; Coral E. Lorenzen, Fate magazine, October 1964, p. 45; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 150).

1965 - A silent gray object that looked like a blimp or dirigible hovered low over the New England Power Plant in Salem, Massachusetts at 5:00 p.m. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, case file investigation, report dated July 13, 1965; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 332).

Salem, Massachusetts - 1965

1967 - On this evening Mr. Tyrode, a 45-year-old school teacher, saw a glow and then an object shaped like an inverted plate emitting a greenish-blue light in Evillers, France. It flew less than 20 meters above his car at at estimated speed of 40 km/hour. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 845).

1968 - Sr. T. Banescu of La Florida, Argentina was walking home early in the morning around 3:00 a.m. when he observed a luminous sphere coming down rapidly from the sky. It landed about 300 meters away. Shortly after that he heard footsteps behind him but noticed nothing strange about then. When he got to the house he encountered a creature no more than 39" tall, with big ears and luminous green in color. He had his arms crossed and was rocking his body slightly back and forth. Mr. Banescu became frightened and attempted desperately to unlock the door of his house to get away, and when he looked back again the little man had disappeared. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-27, citing Carlos Banchs).

1973 - Sr. Onilson Patero, a 40-year-old salesman, was driving home to Catanduva in Sao Paolo, Brazil during a rainstorm. He had given a lift to a young hitchhiker and had dropped him off at Itajobi. At around 3:00 a.m., about seven miles from Catanduva on Highway 321, his car began to lose power and his car's radio filled with static interference. He noticed a circle of light moving about inside his car and he pulled over to the side of the road, thinking a truck was about to pass. He then saw a hovering object about 50 feet ahead and 40 feet above the road, and at the same time the interior of his car began to heat up. Patero felt a lack of air so he opened the door and stepped out. A "curtain of light" began to form around the object, and the heat and lack of air diminished. He could now see that the object was not a helicopter. He next saw a "tube of light" hit the car and, as it did, the car became transparent. He fainted. About an hour later two young men found Sr. Patero laying in the mud and rain. He recovered consciousness, crying out "they were trying to get me!" He was taken to a hospital in Catanduva and later released. Over the next several days he suffered physical ailments of an unknown cause. Eleven months later Patero became the principal experiencer in an abduction event in which he vanished for five days, turning up again in Colatina 700 km away. Under regressive hypnosis he described one of his abductors as the same individual he had given a ride to in this case. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-12, citing Dr. Walter Buhler, Dr. Max Berezovsky, APRO).

1973 - At eight a.m. Manuel Angle Gonzalez was driving a six-ton truck loaded with asbestos sheeting, cement, and steel, and he was in the vicinity of the town of Cintalapa in the State of Veracruz, Mexico when he noticed five little figures standing in the road ahead of him. They had their arms raised in the air, and they seemed to have appeared from nowhere. He slammed on the truck's brakes and came to a stop only a short distance away from them. At first he thought they might be children, but close up he could see that they were perfectly proportioned adults but only two feet tall. They had light brown skin and black hair, but he couldn't recall any details about what clothing they were wearing. As he got out of his truck the little figures began to scatter to the sides of the road, disappearing into the underbrush along the highway. When he turned to go back to his truck he saw it suddenly engulfed in blue flame, and in a matter of 30 minutes the truck and its normally non-flammable contents were reduced to ashes and fused metal. Two other motorists stopped to witness the conflagration. According to the witness, two days after the fire metal fragments that had been collected from the site spontaneously burst into blue flames and were likewise reduced to ashes. The witness compared the appearance of the little beings to stories of little people from Mexican folklore, called the Chaneques. Investigators later learned that two more trucks were similarly destroyed and that in one case, UFOs were seen. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-13, citing Ramon A Pantoja and Robert Freeman Bound, Fate).

1996, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia - At 2:00 a.m. a woman was walking her dog when she noticed two short glowing beings with no apparent clothing, and dark eyes. The beings seemed to reassure her mentally, then faded from view. Possible missing time involved. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case #2608, citing Keith Basterfield).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 3 July 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: destruction of metal, asbestos, and cement by blue flame; disc-shaped UFOs; green uniform; hovering UFOs; humanoid with big ears; ovoid UFOs; physiological effects; sensation of heat and asphyxiation; silvery or aluminum UFOs; spherical UFOs.