On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 28

1956 - A blue glowing disc flying on edge pursued a car in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe in what was then Rhodesia. It made instantaneous maneuvers, and illuminated a farm as it flew over. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, January 1996).

1961 - A luminous disc was seen by airmen circling below at sea level northeast of Florianopolis, Brazil on this night. It climbed to the altitude of the DC-3 and circled the plane, then paced the aircraft as it flew to the northeast. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1961).

1965 - The crew of an Ansett-ANA DC-6B airliner flying over the Bougainville Reef between Brisbane, Queensland, Australia enroute to Port Moresby, New Guinea called Townsville Air Traffic Control at 3:25 a.m., and said they were being paced by a UFO. They took several photographs of the spherical, slightly oblate object, which was flat on the top and bottom. The aerial encounter lasted 10-15 minutes, resulting in several photographs. The film was conficated by the Australian military and never returned. The audio tapes of the conversation with air traffic controllers were also confiscated and the operator on duty, William Orr, was told to "shut his mouth" about the incident or face dismissal. (Sources: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 6; UNICAT, case 693; Australian FSR, December 1972, p. 3; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 251; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 283, citing Detective John Meskell, Criminal Investigation Branch, Townsville).

1967 - A glowing object flew over Murray Bridge, South Australia at two o'clock in the morning. It flew to the west at a speed under 100 mph. (Source: UFO Research South Australia, report # SA67005).

1967 - A bright reddish orange domed ovoid objecty swooped over the town of Mankato, Minnesota at 12:30 a.m. It made a roaring "swoosh" sound as it did. (Source: NICAP files, report dated May 30, 1967).

1967 - At 12:01 p.m. a cigar-shaped object with windows and protrusions flew over Wallingford, Connecticut. With clouds as a reference in the background, it was estimated to be about 3000 feet distant, and moved at an estimated speed of 500 mph as in went behind some clouds. (Source: NICAP files, report dated June 5, 1967).

1968 - At 10:15 three objects were spotted suddenly descending over Roxbury, Massachusetts making an intermittent roaring sound. The closest object was oval shaped with a blue glowing square on its underside. A buzzing sound vibrated the witness's eardrums and was felt in the stomach. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated June 14, 1968).

Roxbury, Massachusetts - 1968

1969 - At two a.m. farmers in Caltowie, South Australia watched as a bluish white object followed two young men home. It started to revolve making a whining noise, then a high-pitched beeping. Four legs protruded from the bottom of the object. A second orange UFO appeared. Ground traces of a landing were found in a nearby field, and some soil appeared to have been taken. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 184).

1974 - A 50-75 foot diameter UFO landed on a nearby hill on this night in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The witnesses were too afraid to approach it. After awhile it lifted off, rotated on its central axis, and moved away rapidly. A grayish residue was found at the landing site. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files).

1977 - At 3:10 a.m. a large dark box-shaped object shot up from the ground near a utility pole in St. Roch, France lighting up the area. Traces were found at the site. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1978).

1993 - Near Victoria, Entre Rios province, Argentina four witnesses noticed a bright light floating very close to the ground at 10:20 p.m. within a wooded area. It rose above the treetops and illuminated the ground with a powerful beam of light. Its movements were erratic and sometimes slow, and it soon disappeared from sight. After ten minutes another four witnesses arrived and the craft returned, this time closer to their position. It seemed to float about five meters above the ground. Using binoculars they were able to see several very tall human-like silhouettes, about 2.7 meters in height, moving around on the ground in front of the light. A similar object was seen the next day in the same woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Raul Oscar Fantini).

1999 - At 11:30 in the morning a metallic triangular shaped craft was videotaped flying at a high speed only six feet above the rolling hills near Wessenden Reservoir in England. It disappeared over the crest of a hill. (Source: George Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, July 1999, p. 15).

2003 - A fast moving "shimmering shadow" with orange triangular leading edges moved through the sky over Boise, Idaho at 11:00 p.m. It shimmered as if emitting a great deal of heat. It flew in a straight line and crossed the sky in 8 to 10 seconds without making a sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: blue UFOs, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, discs, erratic maneuvers, giant humanoids, landings, landing traces, multiyear reports from South Australia, triangular UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson