On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 30

1940 - During the morning in Toledo, Ohio a dark ellipsoid object flew toward the northeast making a sizzling sound, then made a 90 degree turn. Its flame-like color changed from red to orange and then to yellow. (Source: Richard Hall: From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 18).

1953 - On this day a small bright blue UFO made irregular motions in the sky over Palmerston North, New Zealand. "Angel hair" fell to the ground. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 49).

1954 - Five men and a woman on the doorstep of a house in East Malvern, Victoria, Australia watched an orange, oval-shaped UFO appear in the sky at close range at 12:25 a.m. The UFO maneuvered in a downward curve and then pulled up. A cloud of yellow smoke and flame was seen at the rear. Three of the witnesses saw shapes that looked like human-shaped shadows inside the craft. (Sources: Melbourne Argus, May 31, 1954; Melbourne Daily Telegram, May 31, 1964; James Holledge, Flying Saucers Over Australia, p. 53; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 4).

1958 - At 9:20 p.m. a science writer in Ural'sk, Kazakstan, USSR watched as a red light made the start of a pattern to land at the south edge of an airfield, but then stopped, stood motionless for a few moments, made a 90 degree turn, stopped again, and after several minutes got smaller. A second red light joined the first, then they separated and silently flew away. (Sources: Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 28, citing the US Air Force; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: May-July, p. 34).


Ural'sk, Kazakstan - 1958


1965 - While sunbathing on the roof of her lake cottage on Lake Mason, Wisconsin at around 2 p.m., Ms. Gorzelle, age 45, witnessed a shiny disc-shaped object approach in a straight line from over the lake. She described it as metallic, about 40 feet wide, and with a row of windows and a dome on top. The domed disc hovered over her cottage property less than 200 feet away, then landed on tripod landing gear that emerged from the underside of the craft. From her roof she was looking down on the landed object. In one of the windows she was able to see an occupant. When the occupant saw her on the roof, he beckoned to another figure that appeared at a second window. Both of them seemed to be rather short--under four feet tall--with large, baldheads, slits for mouths and small noses. They stared at her for what seemed to be a long time. The next thing she recalled was watching the object depart rapidly in the direction of the setting sun. There was a time lapse of at least four hours in her memory. Under self hypnosis, the witness was able to recall walking up to the UFO and being led up a stairway into the vehicle by the two occupants. One of them held a small box that he opened, and inside the box was a dark-colored crystal that gave off a vapor or smoke. He held it in front of her face and the witness jumped back, but when he again passed it close to her face she discovered that the fumes were odorless. The next thing she remembers was being back on her roof watching the object depart. She had headaches following the incident. She would have another UFO encounter three months later. (Sources: Fred Merritt case file investigations; David F. Webb, 1976 CUFOS Conference Proceedings, p. 268; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-19 (A0629), citing Fred Merritt).

1967 - Shortly before 8:00 p.m. an orange glowing mushroom-shaped UFO zig-zagged over Highway 57, southwest of Palmerston North, New Zealand. It was humming and making a swishing sound. There were two witnesses to the close encounter, and the entire event lasted 12 minutes. The same or a similar object was seen at Ohakea Air Force Base by two more witnesses a short time later. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 4).

1967 - At around 3:00 a.m. a five meter long cigar-shaped object was seen at very low altitude over a farm in Ribeirao Pires, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. It had 4 legs for landing gear. A short humanoid was seen leaning against a small window in the craft, which shot away at an extremely fast speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 7790, citing FSR, March-April 1971).

1969 - The witnesses were staying in a "caravan" camper on Cradle Hill in Warminster, Wiltshire, England and were out looking for any mysterious lights that might appear in the night sky. At 11:30 p.m. they spotted a crimson red, oval-shaped light flying over the area. It was completely silent. A short time later one of the witnesses noticed a luminous, cloud-like humanoid figure standing by a nearby gate. It appeared to be covered entirely by tiny pinpricks of white light. No facial features could be seen. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case 901, citing Arthur Shuttlewood, UFOs: Visions of a New Age).

1971 - A woman was cutting grass for her rabbits in Dannes, Pas-de-Calais, France at 2:05 p.m. when she sighted a dark UFO in a large chalk quarry about half a mile away. The object was shaped like an overturned basin and was hovering near the ground. Beside it a small being with a large head was moving about, and it looked like he might have been collecting chalk samples. After approximately ten minutes he was "sucked up" into the object, which took off at once. No ground traces were found. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-41 (A1115), citing Rene Bazin, Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1972; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 359).

1974 - On this day a 200 foot long cigar-shaped object making a humming sound passed within 500 feet of a farmhouse in Regent, North Dakota. It caused static electricity and radio interference. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11337, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 253).

1990 - A mother and her two young sons were resting at home in Calumet City, Illinois at 10:15 p.m. when they noticed a gray domed disc-shaped object hovering over a house across the street. The object was described as about 30 feet in diameter with bright white windows around its circumference. The windows were wider at the bottom than at the top, and a dark line seemed to rotate inside the windows. The object emitted a fuzzy white glow from its flat bottom. It then drifted slowly away toward the southwest. That same night the younger boy had a strange dream-like experience. He found himself at the nearby schoolyard where he saw several landed gray domed discs. A short gray-skinned being befriended the boy, then accompanied him back home. The boy remembers being told several "things" that he could not remember. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 127).

1993, Bourgata, Israel - Hannah Somech awoke at three o'clock in the morning when she heard her dog barking. She got up and went downstairs to her kitchen and looked out to the garden through a glass door when she saw her dog literally fly through the air and slam against a wall. Shocked and terrified, she bravely opened the door but was confronted by an invisible wall: she could literally go no further. She next saw an eight-foot tall giant in bright coveralls. She thought it might be a robber when she heard a voice inside her head that said, "You think I am a thief?"

"What did you do with my dog!", she asked furiously. "He disturbed me, as you do now," the giant spoke telepathically, without moving its lips. "I could crush you, but I don't want to. Just leave me alone, I am busy." The woman ran back to her bedroom to wake up her husband, but when they both came downstairs the giant had disappeared. In the garden, they found huge footprints, 16 inches in length. After the encounter Hannah suffered from fatigue, headaches and muscle pain. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 May 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: "angel hair" residue, cigar-shaped UFOs, dome-shaped or domed disc-shaped UFOs, dream of humanoid encounter after close encounter UFO sighting, giant isolated humanoid without UFO, Grey UFOnauts, humming sounds, inside occupants, missing time, multi-year reports from New Zealand, oval or ovoid UFOs, red UFOs, luminous humanoid, short humanoids, telepathy.