On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 5

1950 - At 11:55 a.m. Fairchild Aircraft illustrator Don Patrick in Oak Ridge, Tennessee saw a translucent pear or bean-shaped object, light gray with a dark core, fly through the sky for 5-10 minutes with rapid, darting movements. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #829; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - La Coruna, Spain. Gonzalo Rubinos Ramos, whose car had broken down, saw a large, shining disc rise 150 meters away with a slight noise like an explosion. It flew away at fantastic speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 328, citing Le Parisien, November 8, 1954).

1954 - In La Roche-en-Brenil, France at 10:10 a.m. Raymond R. saw a craft that made a noise like a large transformer and gave off an orange light, land in a pasture. Three men in dark coveralls were standing nearby. One was holding a sort of box, "which emitted a beam of light three meters long." The other two were holding objects that looked like weapons. Another witness fled and felt pricklings on his face as he ran. Four photographs of the scene were taken. Traces included a whitish substance and a circle three meters in diameter where the ground had an ashlike appearance. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 329; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 445).

1956 - A huge round object with sharply outlined edges passed overhead in Malvern, South Africa at 8:30 p.m. The flying object made no sound as it flew into a cloud. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4816, citing Flying Saucer Review, Volume 3, No. 1).

1957 - A brilliant white ovoid object moving at a high rate of speed was sighted by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sebago, 200 nautical miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Three radar contacts were made with the UFO between 5:10 and 5:20 a.m. It was clocked moving at 1,020 mph. It was seen by four crew members as it moved horizontally through the sky from south to north and disappeared behind some clouds. (Sources: New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 6, 1957; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 86; Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 253).

1957 - New Castle, Indiana. An object looking like "a big meat platter" was seen at close range by Mrs. Jasper Barlow and her two children, who were inside their car. It had a flickering light on the bottom. There was no ignition interference noted. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 422, citing Alexander Mebane).

1957 - New York, New York. In Van Cortland Park in New York City at 4:30 a.m., Frank C. was talking with a bus driver when they both saw a metallic disc-shaped UFO in the park, about 400 m away. It was spinning and making a soft whirring sound. On top was a fixed dome with portholes. The object was hovering at tree height. A yellow light from the craft suddenly illuminated the area, and it flew off "like a shooting star. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 262-263).

1957 - Three railroad men watched two silvery ovoid UFOs pass overhead at high speed in East St. Louis, Illinois at 11:45 a.m. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 165).

1957 - At 5:30 p.m. a man in Scotia, Nebraska heard a noise similar to that of a helicopter and perceived a "burning" odor. He saw a balloon-like, elongated object that came to ground level, did not touch the ground, but rose again and disappeared. The witness was "paralyzed" during the observation. The object appeared to have generated thick smoke. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 263).

1957 - At 6:20 p.m. an object variously described as silver or orange, and saucer or ovoid shaped, was seen over a wide area for a ten minute period around Dauphin, Manitoba. At 6:40 p.m. a shiny silver UFO hovered over Winnipeg, Manitoba and was seen shifting from left to right and back again in the sky. It shot off toward the southwest when RCAF planes approached. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 165).

1966 - On this night Mrs. Kathleen glanced out the kitchen door of her house in Arlington, Indiana and saw a lighted object, which moved toward her and hovered 50 feet away, some 20-30 feet up in the air. It was as big as a house and Saturn-shaped. In the middle of the object were brightly lit windows. Mrs. Kathleen could see in these windows a man and two women, who appeared to be on different floors. The man, muscular in build, was manipulating something like a steering wheel and was staring directly at her, which frightened her. One of the women who was on the lower level handed him a small object "like a cup of coffee." After about three minutes the object began to move westward, then rose steeply emitting a multicolored exhaust. It moved off at a speed greater then a jet. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-52 (A0746), citing Don Worley).

1967 - Truck driver Karl Farlow told police that at 11:30 p.m. his lights and radio blacked out, although his diesel engine continued to work, when he saw a three-meter long egg-shaped object 15 meters away at Fordingbridge, England. Moments later, a white Jaguar sports car came from the opposite direction and its engine stalled and headlights failed. The UFO, emitting a green light and showing a whitish dome under its lower surface, hovered between the two vehicles for two minutes and left at a high speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 896).

1968 - There was a report of a UFO that scorched the earth in Clare, South Australia on this day. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 182).

1969 - There were two cases of UFO reports involving animal reactions and burnt landing traces from New Zealand on this day. In the first a horse was reported to be panicked on a farm in Kaharoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Later three circles of burnt grass were found, and the third circle straddled a paddock fence. In Puketutu, Waikato, New Zealand some cattle and a dog were reported to be agitated, while later a burnt circle was found on a small island in a pond. (Source: Data-Net Report, January 1970, p. 12).

1971 - Two railroad men were dazed and incoherent in South Johnstone, Queensland, Australia after their close encounter at ten p.m. with a ball of fire, which burnt a sugar cane field. (Sources: Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 495, citing Evening Advocate; ACOS Bulletin, June 1977, p. 21).

1990 - There are 92 UFO reports recorded for this day from Europe, all but seven occurring in France. Most occurred between 6:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ordinarily such a large number of reports would suggest a meteor shower or a satellite re-entry as the cause, but many of the descriptions do not fit such explanations. At 5:25 p.m. a triangular UFO with luminous jet streams coming out of one edge flew over Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany. Ninety minutes later a Russian space station re-entry occurred over France and Germany. There are two reports from that time period of objects making a buzzing or purring noise. At 7:00 p.m. in Chissay-en-Tourain, France a dark triangular UFO flew over making a buzzing noise. At the same time in Anguleme, France a surgeon saw a formation of lights that made a purring sound. (Sources: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 35; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues 304, 305, and 306).

1990 - At 7:00 p.m. in St. Germain, Aube, France during this intense regional wave of UFO reports that coincided with a Russian satellite re-entry, numerous witnesses watched a large delta-shaped object flying at a low altitude. It shone several beams of light towards the ground. A man-like figure was seen moving around inside a cabin-like structure. It flew towards the northeast and vanished. Please bear in mind that satellite re-entries are predictable in advance and could serve as the perfect cover for covert aerial activity. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 2362, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1990 - Later this night Rudolph Bauer, a local artisan residing in Leipzig, Germany, reported seeing a short metallic robot-like entity equipped with antennas, who flew soundlessly over the area. It disappeared while moving at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 2442, citing Ulrich Magin).

1991 - Two MUFON investigators, Weatherford and Morrison, photographed a structured UFO in Gulf Breeze, Florida with a curved shape above a blazing red light on the bottom. There were multiple witnesses, and the object was viewed through binoculars. (Source: The Islander Pensacola, November 15, 1991; Gary Watson, in Timothy Good (ed.), Alien Update, p. 239).

2000 - At 7:30 p.m. a red cylindrical UFO, the shape of a 44 gallon drum, with a white band around the middle, was sighted floating in water nearWoody Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia just 20 meters away from the witness. It was steady in the water despite the fact that the ocean at the time was quite choppy. The object silently sped off above the water, then shot up, and was gone from view in 5-10 seconds. (Source: Sheryl Gottschall, UFO Research Queensland website).

2003 - At 8:35 p.m. an oval-shaped UFO came up from a pasture in Mabank, Texas and darted toward the witness' car. It had a yellow glow around it. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2003 webpage).

2004 - Approximately 15 oval-shaped UFOs were spotted in Santa Ana, California at 10:50 a.m. moving slowly in unison, making different patterns in the sky, and reflecting at different times in the sunlight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2004 webpage).

2007 - At 12:30 a.m. a hovering saucer-shaped object with a beam of light, along with a possible creature sighting, was reported in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 719, citing ufoinfo.com).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: burnt landing sites, buzzing or purring sounds, dark coveralls, EM vehicle ignition interference effects: diesel engine keeps running while conventional engine stops, ground traces, human looking UFOnauts, inside occupants, noisy UFOs, ovoid UFO, physiological effects: paralysis and prickling sensation, radar-visual confirmation, UFO in vicinity of nuclear facility, whirring sound.

© Donald A. Johnson