On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 23

1953 - A cigar-shaped object darted into a high altitude cloud over Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at noon on this day. It then flew back out again. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 91; APRO Bulletin, November 1953).

1957 - At 8:15 in the morning over Kansas City, Kansas four discs were sighted flying in a box formation. Two of the objects turned and flew to the northwest, while two shot ahead to the north, joining another pair also going to the northwest. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 94; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 110).

1961 - A round, silver bowl-shaped object flew slowly to the south over Napier, New Zealand in Hawke's Bay at a few minutes after 3:15 p.m. It was witnessed by a Mrs. Church for two minutes. It reached a position over the local aerodrome and then vanished in place. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1961, p. 8).

1962 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a domed disc with portholes flew over the city for an estimated 40 minutes, playing a game of cat and mouse with jets at an estimated altitude of 750 meters. The Air Force explanation lists this case as caused by a reflection. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, May 1962; APRO Bulletin, May 1962).

1965 - A school teacher in Kailua, Hawaii watched a small white disc, perhaps one meter in diameter, fly by very fast from northeast to southwest at an estimated altitude of only 100 feet. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1966).

1969 - At midnight in Kalamunda, Western Australia nocturnal lights zigzagged through the sky and were picked up as blips on radar as they maneuvered to the north. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 67).

1971 - Twelve photographs were taken of a silverly metallic disc in St. Lorenzen, Austria at 12:30 p.m. The disc was estimated to be 12 to 15 meters in diameter and was seen moving in and out of clouds. It jumped from location to location, and appeared to be spinning when hovering. (Source: UFO Nachrichten (Germany), September 1971).

1973 - A round spinning UFO with red, green, blue and purple lights buzzed a car with three teenagers in Mount Gambier, South Australia at 7 p.m., terrigying them. In an undulating course the UFO first hovered, then came straight at their car. It flew up and over them, and passed low over the other side and away. (Source: Border Watch, May 1973, p. 24).

1975 - A dog and cat reacted with panic when a bottle-shaped silver UFO flew near a mountainside at 9 p.m. in Sedona, Arizona. There were separate witnesses to the nocturnal fly by. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1976, p. 5).

1977 - A fiery looking torus-shaped object hovered and tilted over Santiago, Chile at six o'clock in the morning. A beam extended from the object, and swung back and forth like a pendulum. At ball of light was at the end of the beam. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1978).

1982 - At 3:30 a.m. a nocturnal light paced a car in Bowna, New South Wales, Australia only 3 meters above the ground. It hovered when the car stopped. A diamond shaped object was seen hovering over the car's destination. (Source: Australian Center for UFO Studies files).

1983 - A disc-shaped object with a black top, blue sides, square windows, and a reddish golden metallic bottom maneuvered over trees in McHenry, Illinois at 7:30 p.m. It was witnessed by an art teacher as it then rocked violently, levelled out, and flew off following the contour of the land. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, International UFO Reporter, January-February 1985, p. 7).

1988 - A black cylindrical object hovered in the northern sky for 30 minutes, as seen from Fredericia, Denmark at 4 p.m. It then appeared to vanish. (Source: Scandinavian UFO Newsletter, issue #12).

1999 - In Mambau, Malaysia at 4:30 a.m. 17-year-old Fahmi Mohd was awaken by the sound of wind blowing. He noticed some bright lights outside his house. When he went out the back door he was surprised to see an object hovering low over some nearby bushes. It was about 20-30 feet away and gave off a very bright blue light. He could not tell its shape because of the light's brilliance. He watched in amazement, forgetting to wake his parents. Next he saw a small being, about half a meter tall, come out from the bottom of the hovering craft. Again, because of the bright blue light he could not distinguish many features, but he could see that it had drooping ears and a slightly pointed head with very long arms. Frightened, he went back inside his house. He looked out again to see the object shoot up at an angle and disappear into the sky. He did hear a mechanical sound right before the object shot up. Several small footprints were found at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, case #3428, citing Ahmad Jamaludin, Malaysian Centre for UFO Studies).

1999 - A wedge-shaped object with blue and red flashing lights, described as "something weird," flew over Surrey, British Columbia at 10:15 a.m. (Source: Geoff Ditman, Canadian UFO Survey 1999, case # 87).

2003 - Three very big disc-shaped objects, bobbing up and down, were seen over Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at 8 p.m. They flashing different colors in a blue to white to red sequence, and were estimated to be 30 feet in diameter. A man and wife and their 23-year-old son drove under a dark, slow moving triangular shaped object on Highway 17 north of Webster, Iowa at 9:30 p.m. The UFO had bright orange lights at each apex which did not light up the entire craft. It also had a light gray circle in the center and stripes extending out to the corners. Later that night at 11:35 p.m. MDT in Havre, Montana three white lights arranged in a triangle formation moved through the sky perfectly spaced, suggesting they belonged to one craft. The UFO made no sound and had no blinking or colored lights. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: blue lights; car pursuits; cigars; disc-shaped objects; domed discs; multicolored UFOs; multi-year southern hemisphere reports from Australia and New Zealand especially from Melbourne, Victoria; radar cases; rocking behavior; short humanoid with long arms; silver UFOs; triangular UFOs, up and down motion.