On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 26

1952 - At 3:20 a.m. a brilliant white object was seen overhead by a US Air Force F-94C fighter jet flying in Grid Area CT 4856 in Korea during the Korean War. The UFO was picked up by both ground and airborne radar. It shot away with tremendous acceleration. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

1956 - At 2:40 p.m. hundreds of witnesses at a military airshow in Flutag outside of Bern, Switzerland watched a white triangle-shaped craft hover at three kilometers altitude. The center of the craft was spinning. (Source: UFO Nachrichten, October 1956).

1957 - Starting at around 5:00 a.m. a yellow cigar-shaped object maneuvered in the sky in all directions for 45 minutes over Ben Lomond, Strathclyde, Scotland. It ascended, descended, then sped away toward the northwest. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1962 - At 11:45 p.m. a group of seven teenagers in Westfield, Massachusetts saw a red diamond-shaped object that gave off sparks like sparklers. The object slowly descended in a gentle S-curve. It landed remotely on a nearby mountain. Shortly after landing it reappeared in the sky, and stayed there until after the observers had left the scene. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7930, Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs, p. 20; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 155).

Westfield, Massachusetts - 1962


1964 - At 3:43 p.m. on a cloudy afternoon, a thin, white ellipsoid or cigar-shaped object that was estimated to be three and a half times longer than it was high flew on a straight and level flight path over Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Wankowicz, a civilian witness, reported the sighting to the U.S. Air Force. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8836; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 152; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 51).

1964 - In Palmerton, Pennsylvania a small disc orbited around a large domed object at ten o'clock in the evening. The two merge into one and fly off quickly to the east. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 7).

1964 - At 11:00 p.m. a yellow-orange light shaped like the bottom of a ball (hemispherical) was spotted in a field and chased for two miles down a road in Pleasantview, Pennsylvania. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8839; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 51).

1967 - At 10:15 p.m. a strange white light chased a car with three teenagers in Albuquerque, New Mexico then hovered directly overhead while the car was still moving. After a few moments, the engine and headlights of the car ceased operating. When the car had come to a complete stop the light sped away and the car couId then be restarted. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June, 1967, p. 6; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 204)

1970 - Multiple radars picked up a UFO a MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida on this day. (Source: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, March 1971, p. 29).

1974 - Joseph Susedik was asleep in his camper with his wife and two small children in the pre-dawn hours near Mitchell Caverns, California when he was awakened by a humming sound and a pulsating light that reflected on the inside of the camper wall. He tried to call out to his wife and children but was immobilized. He saw "pinwheels of odd-shaped colored lights," that were red, orange, yellow and blue-green in color but could not recall any further conscious details. He awoke two hours later than usual that morning with bloodshot eyes and body aches. He had vague impressions of having been inside a craft but could not recall any specific. He remembered that he had observed a UFO earlier that evening with other family members.

Later under hypnosis the witness recalled being inside a UFO and described a row of gyroscopes along an inner wall. "Pinwheels" of light energized the gyroscopes to form an "artificial gravity field." He described a crew of eight men, seven of whom wore maroon "foil type uniforms" and one wore a pale blue uniform. One of his examiners looked at his eyes through a magnifying glass. He also saw a "nebulae in various colors showing concentrations of metals and minerals, a color image close up of Saturn displayed on a coil edged screen, and three black reclining style high backed chairs at a control panel. After this incident he claims to have become a prolific inventor. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1328, citing investigators Idabel Epperson & William McCall).

1974 - At 10 pm. Mr. A. Rias, a stonemason, was listening to his radio in his small cabin in the middle of a field in Les Nourradons, Var, France when static suddenly erupted on the radio. Alarmed, he armed himself with a gun and went outside. He next caught sight of a being running through the field and a bright beam of light was shone upon him. He re-entered the cabin and closed the door. Then he heard knocks on the door and the cabin shook. His dog started trembling, terrified. Re-emeging from the cabin, he saw an object resembling a racecar prototype moving low over the field with two beings inside. Five other humanoids were walking nearby, moving with heavy steps. The beings wore khaki uniforms with large belts and a kind of mask over their faces. One being pointed a glass tube at the witness and a luminous beam of light struck him, paralyzing both him and his dog. The beings and the strange craft soon left towards a forested area and disappeared. The next day he saw red lights in the field that flew away when he approached. Mr. Rias suffered from shock and stayed in bed for the following two days. His dog also appeared to suffer some discomfort for several days. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, citing Herve Laronde, "ET's or Time Travelers," ADEPS, issue # 10).

1977 - An ovoid object followed an airliner for 30 seconds over Dowagiac, Michigan at 4:10 p.m. according to one of the passengers aboard. The witness, a radio announcer, reported that the object was larger than the airliner and flew away toward the east. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, July 1977, p. 3).

1979 - A disc with three legs for landing gear hovered just a half a meter above the ground in Kulim, Malaysia at 8:30 a.m. The witness was temporarily blinded by beams of light from the object. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1979, p. 8).

1979 - In Manila, the Philippines that same night a UFO with two antennae was sighted over the city. With the aid of binoculars figures could reportedly be seen inside the craft. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1979, p. 12).

1993 - A very fast moving disc-shaped object stopped and hovered over the Barnhill schoolyard in Hayes, England at 10:45 p.m. It then vanished in place. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1993).

2000 - The pilot of a DC-9 airliner sighted a domed disc flying at 9,500 feet altitude at 6:40 p.m. The object was flying to the east of Mexico City, Mexico. (Source: Carlos Alberto Guzman Rojas, Los OVNIs y la Aviacion Mexicana, p. 271).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 January 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounters, diamond-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, groups of 7 or 8 humanoids, hovering UFOs, landings, paralysis, radar visual confirmation, satellite UFO orbiting larger craft, triangular UFO, tripod landing gear, vehicle EM ignition interference.