On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 27

1943 - USAAF bomber crews flying over Essen, Germany encountered a giant, cigarrette shaped UFO. (Source: Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century, p. 21).

1949 - Joseph Shell, flying over Hart Mountain, Oregon at 2:25 p.m., witnessed 5-8 metallic, oval-shaped objects flying in single file. They were each 20 feet long and 10 feet wide, and followed the contour of the terrain. Their estimated speed was 230 mph, and they were observed to change course. This case is listed as a Project Blue Book "unknown" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 404; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 11; UNICAT database, case 625, citing Loren E. Gross; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949, p. 78; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 179; APRO Bulletin, April 1978).

1955 - A perfectly circular chrome disc flew over Ecclesfield, England at 1:00 p.m. at high speed. The disc reflected sunlight and went off toward the northwest. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4354).

1958 - Remo dell'Armellina was driving a truck toward Santa Fe, Argentina when he saw a giant figure, three meters tall, blocking the road near the town of Boa del Tigre. He went towards it with an iron bar but could not get close because of the stench and a blinding phosphorescent light that emanated from the creature. It had very long arms, a scaly body, and wore a flightsuit coverall. The witness fainted; when he regained consciousness the being was gone. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 468; APRO Bulletin, January-February 1959).

1962 - Numerous witnesses in Palmer, Alaska watched two triangular UFOs dive and climb through the sky. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 7931; Richard H. Hall, UFO Evidence, p. 108).

1965 - A flat, reddish orange, ten foot wide disc, hovered at a low altitude 100 yards away from the witness in Acacia Ridge, Northern Territory, Australia on this evening. It illuminated its surroundings. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 154).

1967 - At one o'clock in the morning a disc landed in a field in St.-Andre-Treize-Voies, Vendee department, France. When it took off it made a noise like a vacuum cleaner. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 276).

1967 - Two luminous trails were found over the ground in Sermerieu, France. Four dead cows were found together with an area of 400 meter wide area of burned crops. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 93).

1968 - Mr. Pan Chen Hsiang, who was inside his house at 6:00 a.m. in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, heard his son shouting for him to come out onto the patio. He ran outside and following his son's instructions could see a strange, dark disc-shaped object in horizontal flight. It flew directly over them in complete silence. Its size was large and estimated to be 10 meters in diameter. Its color was flat gray and it appeared to have a dull metallic finish. It displayed regular flashes from its dome. Mr. Hsiang took six photographs of the object, which show an object with a darkened dome in a clear sky. (Sources: FSR, September-October 1968, p. 36; Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, pp. 309-311).

1968 - Both the headlights and the engine of a car failed near Punt Gorda, Florida at 9:45 p.m. The motorist got out to investigate, then saw a light at tree-top height, slowly settling to the ground. As the light came nearer, the witness saw that it was attached to a metallic body, shaped like a pilgrim's hat , with a green glow and bluish outline around the edges. A few minutes after landing, the object reappeared, then moved off at high speed to the northwest. The headlights of the car came on immediately, and the motor could be started with difficulty. The driver's watch was found to have stopped working. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 41, citing CUFOS files).

1971 - A greenish domed disc was seen at dusk in Itaperuna, Brazil. When the witness approached the object to investigate he ran into an invisible barrier ten meters away from it, that knocked him down and caused him to lose consciousness. The landing site had burnt grass. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, March-April 1972, p. 13).

1973 - At 2:00 a.m. a dark, slow moving, silent cylindrical object blocked out stars as it moved across the sky in Feignies, France. There were two long windows on the craft, which flew off to the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1975).

1973 - Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Geni Lisboa was busily baking wedding cakes early in the morning at 2:00 a.m., when her attention was drawn outdoors by the squawking of her pet parakeet. When she looked out she saw a luminous flying object approaching her property. The object circled her garden and hovered above the wall. Ms. Lisboa, only a few meters distant, could see three identical looking figures of small stature through the transparent upper portion. They were behind a kind of "parapet" which hid them from the waist down. Each one was directly a beam of light down as if searching for something. Then their beams simultaneously converged on the witness, immediately paralyzing her. Feeling some pain and dizziness, she was nevertheless able to call out for help to her neighbor, but the object departed before she was able to respond.

When her neighbor arrived, she found Ms. Lisboa's face swollen and her eyes bloodshot. Her body was painful, particularly in the joints and especially in the knees, but she continued working until the pain returned and she was forced to call her neighbor again. Her physiological symptoms worsened and she was hospitalized for what the doctors labelled a prolapsed uterus. She had had a gynecological test six months before and had been healthy. In addition to this, her eyesight worsened after the experience to the point where she was forced to wear corrective lenses for the first time in her life. Also, her previous medical condition of hypertension seemed to have made an improvement to the degree where she was able to drop all previous anti-hypertensive medication. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-94 (A1840), citing Dr. Walter Buhler & Jose Wilson Ribeiro, SBEDV).

1976 - A cattle mutilation was reported to have occurred in Hocking County, Ohio on this day. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 705, citing Ed Sanders).

1985 - In St. James City, Florida a dark elliptical UFO was sighted over the ocean at 9:45 p.m. It had lights around the perimeter, mostly white lights but there seemed to be sparkling colors at times scintillating around the object. (Source: MUFON database of filed investigation files, Shirley C. Fox investigator, case 931205E).

1989 - A car experienced brief electrical system failure, then recovered when a very strange looking UFO was sighted at around 11:00 p.m. in Charovsk, Russia. The object was mushroom shaped on one side, but looked crablike on the other side. (Source: Richard F. Haines, JUSA-CISAAF Translations, p. 213).

1994 - A black and silver cylindrical UFO approached a fisherman in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 2:10 a.m. He lost track of time for the next 90 minutes; later he found cuts on his chest. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16391).

1995 - A lampshade-shaped object hovered over Hialeah, Florida at two o'clock in the morning. It was very bright with small windows, and had lights rotating around its perimeter. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 1995 web page archive).

1998 - Two brothers saw a triangular UFO over their home in East Kilbride, England at 12:30 a.m. It had white lights at the front of the object, and was completely silent as it flew. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 203).

2003 - A cigar-shaped UFO hovered low near a mountain near Phoenix, Arizona at 10:10 p.m. It had pinpoint lights along its side that flickered sometimes. It had a large red light at each end, and was soundless. It suddenly took off so fast vertically that it seemed like it almost disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2003 web page archive).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cattle mutilations; cylinders; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; giant glowing humanoid; humming sounds; landings; metallic daylight discs; missing time; multi-year reports from Brazil, Florida, and France; physiological effects; vehicle EM effects.