On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 29

1950 - At 9:15 p.m. an American Airlines DC-6 flying at 8000' altitude, climbing from Washington, D.C. and approximately over Rappahannock, Virginia encountered a spindle-shaped UFO. The object changed course to parallel the plane, then circled the aircraft, and reversed direction before it went out of sight very fast. It had a blue light on its front end. The sighting lasted approximately one minute, and the object was not detected on radar. There were three witnesses among the crew: Sperry, Bates, and Arnholt. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 39; UNICAT, case # 719, citing Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July; True Magazine, August 1950).

1951 - At 3:41 p.m. there was a procession of a large number of glowing objects--at least 30--over Downey, California. (Sources: H. B. Darrach, Life Magazine, April 7, 1952; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, July 1954; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 27; Richard F Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 180; Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 212).

1952, Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Keys -- At approximately 1700 hours two eliptically shaped objects, larger than a fighter aircraft, were observed from the USN aircraft carrier Oriskany CV-34. One observer watched the objects through a telescope, while the radar officer viewed the objects on the radar scope. The objects had a bubble dome on the top. Each object flew at an estimated altitude of between 10,000 and 15,000 feet at a supersonic speed and left a white vapor trail. The objects' course paralleled that of the carrier. The duration of the sighting was from 15 to 20 seconds. (Source: Francis Ridge, Nuclear Connection Project, OSI report, NARA Project Blue Book Roll 90, NARA-PBB90-1166).

1955 - Five rhomboid-shaped objects circled the airport at Pisco, Peru at 11:00 p.m. They flew at one kilometer altitude, and were viewed through a theodolite. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, August 1955; Richard F Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 122). 

1967 - A "glowing red scallop" shaped object rocked slowly in the sky over Saugus, Massachusetts ay 2:45 a.m., and then shot straight up out of sight. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 333).

Saugus, Massachusetts - 1967


1967 - At one o'clock in the afternoon a small UFO, three feet in diameter, traveled across Trout Brook Lake in New Brunswick, Canada. It moved in a "spinning fashion, spraying water seven to eight feet high, noisy, zipped into bushes. It came back and submerged." (Source: report form in NICAP files from a military witness named Nason).

1968 -  A blindingly bright circular UFO hovered at a low altitude over Mosinee, Wisconsin at 10:00 p.m. while dogs in the town barked furiously. There were electromagnetic effects during this close encounter, and one of the six witnesses felt pressure on his eardrums. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 239).

1971 - At 4:00 a.m. four men out fishing on Buffumville Reservoir in Oxford, Massachusetts were approached twice by a dark, domed disc-shaped object that had a lighted rectangular window. It flipped on edge to reveal a row of glowing ports around its peimeter. The object moved up-and-down and back and forth in a pendulum motion. (Sources: Spencer (Massachusetts) Leader, June 3, 1971; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 357).

Oxford, Massachusetts - 1971


1974, Turis, Valencia, Spain - At 11:00 a.m. Sr. Palmero Camanez, a 70-year-old farmer, was working in his fields on a sunny, hot day when he heard what sounded like a police siren. He then saw a metallic disc-shaped object with a cupola, only 150 meters away from him. He estimated it was 2.5 meters in diameter and two meters in height. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, OVNIS y la Ciencia, p. 43; UNICAT, case # 497).

1975 - Two metallic hat-shaped discs flew southeast to northwest very quickly over Montlucon, France at 7:00 p.m. They banked to one side but continued on in a straight line, emitting beams of light. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1976).

1979 - There were two high quality reports of aircraft encounters with UFOs on this day. The first occurred at five minutes after midnight over Hailey, Idaho when a Braniff Airlines crew, as well as private pilots flying in the area, independently reported sighting five orange objects in a line, moving to the left of the airliner. The objects performed up and down and other maneuvers. The plane's engines ran rough, and the compass and ADF system temporarily malfunctioned. The second occurred around noon local time and was tracked by ground radar at Cerro Moreno Air Force Base in Chile, who were in radio contact with airborne military personnel, who had a visual sighting of a black triangular object with two small tails. The object made a turn, then moved in the opposite direction from the aircraft.  (Sources: (1) Richard H. Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1984, p. 14; (2) Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1979, p. 12, citing La Prensa, May 29, 1979; MUFON UFO Journal, November 1979, p. 12).

1986 - On this night Sr. Flores was lying in his bedroom at home near the city center of Santa Rosa, Argentina when he heard a loud buzzing sound coming from outside. Simultaneously a powerful light came shining through his window, while dogs in the neighborhood began barking. As he looked outside he saw an object hovering above the treetops near his house. He was confronted by two eight-foot tall beings who were blocking his door. These creatures seemed to lack mouths, noses, and ears; but they had dark eyes and long thin hands with only three fingers, the middle one being the longest. The beings wore silvery, tight fitting overalls with a wide belt having some kind of tools or accessories hanging from them. He could also see that each wore a necklace with a medallion on it. The beings were busy making quick gestures, when they suddenly vanished. Sr. Flores could then step outdoors and witnessed a ball shaped object moving at high speed towards the south. (Sources: Patrick Huyghe, A Field Guide to Extraterrestrials, p. 58;  Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1986, citing Fabio Picasso, Strange Magazine # 8).

1990 - A disc-shaped object landed by a garage in Frunze in the Asian republic of Kyrgistan at 8:45 a.m. A three meter tall giant and six short humanoids exited the craft via a ladder, and gathered samples of oil and soil. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 67).

1990 - At 9:45 p.m. a "stingray" shaped craft flew over Evansille, Indiana at a slow steady pace and low altitude. Its multicolored lights were yellow, green, and red, and there were at least 15. It flew over a populated area at only 200 feet from west to east on a curved flight, and made no sound. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 134).

1994 - At two o'clock in the morning on Funen Island, Denmark a dog whined as a UFO with a row of windows went slowly by to the west. An orange, crescent-shaped object was seen in another town at the same time. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16392, citing SUFOI News, issue #14).

1998 - A close encounter occurred in North Bend, Ohio in Hamilton County at 1:30 a.m. A triangular shaped object was seen moving slowly from the northeast to the southwest, crossing the Ohio River at 50 meters altitude. It was making a humming sound, similar to the sound of static from high tension wires. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Washington, May 1998 archived webpage).

2003 - An early-morning  jogger saw a cross-shaped object with three big lights that was hovering at a low altitude over Watertown Square in Watertown, Massachusetts. It was estimated to be no more than 30 stories above the ground when it was seen at 4:45 a.m. It emitted beams of light that filtered through the fog and mist. It changed direction, and then silently lifted away. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Washington, May 2003 archived webpage).

2007 - At 11:45 a large triangular shaped object was seen flying at about 100 feet altitude between Pontrobert and Meiford in Wales, United Kingdom. It had bright green and blue lights. A second object with pink pulsating lights was also sighted. (Source: British Ministry of Defence).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounters, animal reactions: dogs barking or whining, domed discs, giant UFOnaut accompanied by short humanoids, low flying hovering objects, radar visual reports, triangle shaped craft, up-and-down motion.