1909 – An airship flew over a school for several minutes during the lunch hour in Kelso, Otago County, New Zealand.
The airship hovered over the school for several minutes. It approached
from the Blue Mountains and first circled over the school; it was
shaped like a boat, and had a figure of a man seated in it. Several
drawings were made by the witnesses which matched closely. (Sources: Auckland Weekly News, July 29, 1909; Xenolog, November 1975, p. 11; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 180).
1947 – A group of survey workers working northeast of Pitanga,
Parana State, Brazil ran away when they heard a hissing noise and
saw a disc-shaped object land only 50 meters away from them. Jose C.
Higgins saw two figures through a window inside the craft. Later three
beings in shiny clothes and translucent suits, with oversized baldheads,
huge round eyes, no eyelashes or eyebrows, and a metal box on their back,
emerged from the craft. They were over two meters (6.6 feet) tall. They
drew a sketch of the solar system and pointed to Uranus as if to suggest
that was their point of origin. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review,
November-December 1961; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century
of Landings, p. 191; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres,
citing O Cruzeiro, November 13, 1954).
1947 – On this day a private pilot named Jenssen, flying at 6000
feet over Morristown, New Jersey encountered a shaft of light from
above. The aircraft’s engine faltered, then died, but the plane maintained
its altitude. He felt a prickling sensation and saw a metallic disc above
and ahead of him. He was able to re-start the plane by putting the nose
down when he got control back. (Sources: Harold T. Wilkins, Flying
Saucers on the Attack, p. 70; Leonard G. Cramp, Piece for a
Jig-Saw, p. 318).
1949 – At 11:40 a.m. two people fishing in a flooded quarry
north of Delphi, Indiana saw two 40-foot long metallic UFOs circle
and maneuver at 1500 feet altitude for three hours. There was also a third
witness. (Sources: Project Blue Book, July 1949; Larry Hatch, U computer
database, case 1428; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949 (Volume
2), p. 12).
1952 – At two o’clock in the morning a witness in Springfield,
Massachusetts reported a silent orange glowing ovoid object
maneuvering in the sky in a T pattern for 40 minutes. At 2:15 a.m. a
Ground Observer Corp volunteer in Nahant, Massachusetts named
Armpriester sighting two disc-shaped objects that flew to the northwest at
1500 feet altitude, circled Bird Rock, then flew off to the southeast.
(Sources: (1 & 2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July
21st-July 31st, p. 9; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official
statistics, case 1556; NICAP files, citing newspaper clipping dated July
1952 – At three o’clock in the morning four fiery
teardrop-shaped flames flew rapidly toward the east over Gordonsville,
Virginia and then veered sharply upward. They then repeated this
staircase maneuver. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch,
U computer database, case 2434; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952
(Volume 9), p. 20).
1952 – At 3:50 a.m. an F-94 interceptor obtained a radar lock-on
while chasing a blue-green light, which circled Braintree,
Massachusetts at high speed. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO
Evidence (Volume I), p. 132; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from
Outer Space, p. 97).
1952 – At 8:20 p.m. local time a blue green ball of light
approached an F-94 jet flying over the ocean east of Misawa AFB in
Japan. The jet gave pursuit, but the UFO suddently shot straight
up. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 17;
Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 13).
1952 – At 9:10 p.m. three prison guards in Norfolk,
Virginia watched a silent, circular shadow overhead. It shot off at
high speed in less than a minute. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A
History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 16).
1952 – At 9:15 p.m. a group of evening shift aircraft workers in
Culver City, California watched a silvery elliptical object flying
over their aircraft plant. It emitted two small discs, which later
returned to the main object. The sighting lasted several minutes.
(Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p.
156; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p.
60; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p.
1956, Springfield, Massachusetts – Ms. Virginia Maratea
and her sister were sitting on the back porch of her sister’s home in the
evening, facing west, when suddenly a glowing red object came into view.
The object was shaped like a barbell, with two bulbous spheres on each end
connected by an amorphous bar. The ends scintillated and were a fiery red,
while the part in the center was dimly visible. She estimated the size as
that of a large bomber at high altitude. (Source: Thomas Olsen,
Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 48).
1959 – A silver metallic disc was seen flying in an elliptical
orbit in the sky over Bellevue, Washington at noon. There was no
wind at the time. It vanished in an instant. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U
computer database, case 5779; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the
Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: July-September, p. 41).
1965 – Mr. and Mrs. Diaz witnessed a light like a mercury lamp come down gently by the roadside near Perico de San Antonio, Argentina
at 7:10 p.m. An upper light was extinguished, and humanoid silhouettes
could be seen in a small doorway. The ground and a tree were
scorched at the landing site. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted
Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1553, citing Pregon, July 25, 1965; Oscar A. Uriondo).
1965 – An object was observed to land on
a ranch 45 km north of Lima, Peru by a chemical engineer, his wife, and several farmers. It remained on
the ground for 45 minutes, leaving traces. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 660, citing Saucer News, issue #
1966 -At 2:30 a.m. four UFOs where seen near the Shilo Royal
Canadian AF airbase in Manitoba. One was at so low an altitude that
it seemed about to land. (Source: Brad Steiger and Joan Whritenour,
Flying Saucers are Hostile, p. 69).
1968 – In Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil a night watchman
named Oliveira was on duty at the Central Electric Power Station at 1:00
a.m. when he saw a helmeted figure. Suspecting it was a criminal intruder,
he tried to strike him with a metal crowbar but the figure dodged the
blows and was soon joined by two other accomplices. They quickly
overpowered the guard. One of the men, who, unlike the others, was dressed
in yellow coveralls, uttered some unintelligible words. The security guard
called out for help, at which point the three men boarded a gray colored,
unlighted vehicle the size of a Volkswagen station wagon, and flew off
into the air. The men were about the same size as the witness, about five
foot five inches in height. (Sources: APRO Bulletin,
November-December 1968, p. 1; Jader U. Pereira, Les
Extra-Terrestres, p. 208, citing SBEDV; Walter Buhler, FSR Case
Histories, December 1970, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher,
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-49 (A0953), citing
1968 – At 5:40 p.m. a metallic object dove into the sea at Playa
Penuelas, Chile. It trailed flames and smoke as it plunged
downward. At 7:30 p.m. a brilliant blue object zigzagged through the sky
over Palquebudis, Chile emitting orange sparks. (Source: Roberto
Enrique Banchs, Las Evidencias del Fenomeno OVNI; Larry Hatch, U
1969 – On this night a UFO stopped a truck and levitated a car
with four occupants in Paulo Lopes, Santa Catarina state, Brazil.
The car was set down a considerable distance far ahead in what seemed like
an instant. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1969; Geoffrey
Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 53).
1971 – In Manicouagan, Quebec an electrical power outage
was connected to UFO sightings that evening. (Source: Claude MacDuff,
FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 2).
1972 – At 4:10 a.m. in Umkomaas, Kwa-Zulu Natal province,
South Africa Mr. and Mrs. Marco took two photographs of a of
luminous object in the night sky. They also viewed the object through
field glasses. In one of the photographs the object seems to be shaped
like a domed disc. The UFO flew out to sea fast, toward the southeast.
(Sources: Phillipp J. Human, FSR, September-October 1972, p. 3;
FSR, March 1973, p. 30).
1972 – A large cylindrical UFO with three smaller satellite
discs was sighted in Gstaad, Switzerland on this night. All UFOs
suddenly vanished. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume
1977 – At 12:45 a.m. a 26-year old woman and her 13-year-old
niece looked out their bedroom window in Lindley, New York before
retiring and saw 11 or 12 white lights in a “dipper” shaped formation that
were moving about in the sky. One bright light appeared on a hill 300
yards away. They could hear a whooshing sound, then two lights rose in the
air. Then next heard footsteps from the creek, about 100 yards away, and
saw two small figures floating up and down in front of a tree by the
creek. After this they saw several more figures, at various spots,
carrying what seemed to be flashlights. They wore tight-fitting, “skin
diver” suits with glowing green belts.
A luminous red rectangular object was seen by one of the witnesse. It
approached the creek, and then backed away. At this point both witnesses
developed severe headaches. They then saw a figure on a distant hill
shining a light on a tombstone there, and the stone seemed to rise up into
the air and move back and forth. A figure taller than the others, who were
less than four feet tall, stood near the light on the hill and called out
with an “ooh, ooh” signal. The others all approached him and, five minutes
later, deployed back into adjacent fields. One of them approached the
house. He came under the second story window and dropped to the ground, as
if to conceal himself, he then approached the door and rattled the handle.
By this time, 3:45 a.m., the older witness had called her mother, who
notified the state police. All of the lights and figures disappeared just
prior to the arrival of the police, the lights in the sky being
indistinguishable from stars. Both witnesses believed only an hour had
passed but actually over three hours had elapsed. They complained of
burning eyes and headaches that lasted for two days. Footprints were found
in the area. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, August 1977, p.
36; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid
Reports, case 1977-37 (A1742), citing Ted Phillips, Douglas Dains,
& Dr Gary Truce for CUFOS).
1982 – At two a.m. four 16 year olds–with the last names
Lebeau, Cousineau, and Labre–saw an intense beam of white light from a
multi-colored UFO in a field in Ste-Dorothee, near Laval, Quebec.
Shortly later they heard beeping, and when they shone a spotlight in the
direction of the noise it revealed a five to six foot tall being with a
large brown head and orange eyes. They all suffered from intense stomach
pain. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, CE5: Close Encounters of the Fifth
Kind, p. 210; FSR, November 28, 1982).
1987 – In the middle of the day six spheres made 90 degree turns
in the sky in broad daylight over West Pensacola, Florida. (Source:
Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 198).
1990 – At 11:30 p.m. the witness had stepped out of his house in
Rybnik, Poland and noticed that his dog had broken the chain that
he had been tied up to. Looking up, he noticed a powerful beam of white
light in the sky and a small red light moving underneath it. The white
beam of light moved around erratically as if searching. The witness
signaled the beam of light with his flashlight several times and it
appeared to answer him by shining on the highway directly in front of him.
He then became frightened and hid behind a light pole. The white beam of
light approached and struck him in the leg. He ran to a nearby house but
it was deserted and locked, so he then ran back to the road. The object
had now come closer to the ground, and a red light and a ladder were now
visible. On the ladder stood a humanoid figure, but no details could be
seen because of the glare from a nearby streetlight. The being entered the
object, which he described as cigar shaped. The ladder was drawn up and
the red light went out. The object then left the area. (Sources:
Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #309; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid
Contact Database 1990, case # 1652, citing Bronislaw Rzepecki,
Australian UFO Bulletin).
1992 – At 7:30 a.m. Peter Khoury was in bed in Sydney, New
South Wales, Australia as a result of a recent work injury and was on
pain medication. Suddenly he was wide awake and sat up in bed, because
there were two humanoid females sitting on the bed, both entirely naked.
The two women looked very human in nearly every detail. They had
well-proportioned adult bodies. One looked Asian, with straight dark
shoulder length hair and dark eyes. The other looked perhaps Scandinavian,
with light colored, possibly blue eyes and long blond hair that fell half
way down her back. To Khoury, the hair looked very exotic. Their faces
were somewhat odd–not unattractive, but too chiseled–with high
cheekbones and eyes that were two or three times larger than normal.
Khoury especially noticed the blonde-haired woman. Her face was long, very
long. The blonde, who was in a kneeling position on his bed, seemed to be
in charge. Khoury thought that she was communicating telepathically with
the dark-haired woman, who was sitting with her legs partly folded under
her. Their facial expressions were almost entirely blank.
Stunned by their surprise appearance, Peter was unable to react as the
blond woman suddenly reached out with both her hands and cupped the back
of his head, drawing his face toward her breasts. He resisted. Apparently
very strong, she pulled harder. She pulled him forward and his mouth was
placed on one of her nipples, and he bit it. A piece of her nipple came
loose in his teeth, but the blond woman did not cry out. She seemed
shocked or confused and looked at the Asian woman, then back at the
witness. Involuntarily, Khoury swallowed the small fragment in his mouth.
It caught in his throat and he went into a coughing fit. The two women
suddenly simply disappeared. Feeling an urge to go to the bathroom, he
realized his penis felt very painful. Pulling back the foreskin he found
two thin blond strands of hair wrapped tightly around it. He kept the hair
samples for genetic analysis. The DNA analysis showed that the hair was
human, but the genome testing suggested that the closest match would be a
cross breeding of someone from Iceland with someone from Japan, a rare
occurrence. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992,
case # 3515, citing Bill Chalker, International UFO Reporter).
1995 – At eleven p.m. a black, silent, manta ray shaped flying
object passed overhead in Snake River, Idaho. It had black wings
that appeared to “ripple.” There was no mention of lights on the UFO in
the report. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the
Truth, p. 195, citing the Idaho Statesman, February 25,
1997 – In Los Angeles, California a woman reported seeing
a large metallic hat-shaped object with several portholes around the rim,
hovering between two buildings at 1:30 p.m. She said it made no sound, and
she also reported she received a telepathic message from it. Several
nights later she remembered being in a round room with windows. She had a
“guide” on board the craft, who was a handsome blond haired man with a
bare chest. She remembered looking down on the San Bernardino Mountains,
but that was all that she could recall of the possible abduction
experience. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center,
Seattle, July 1997 archive; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database
1997, case # 3585, citing NUFORC).
1997 – During this afternoon several locals of Vegas de Diuca,
Chile including Jose and Nicolasa Estrada witnessed a small robotic
figure that moved in quick jerky jumps on a nearby hill. It was reddish
yellow in color. It would take quick short flights over the fields then
fall down and land. It seemed to have a round head with an eye-like hole
in the center. It had a tail like protrusion on its rear and two antennas
like protrusions on top. Two of the witnesses, one armed with a shotgun,
approached to within ten meters of the figure. Around the same time other
locals reported seeing slow moving lights low over the area. (Source:
Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3903, citing
1997 – At 9:30 p.m. a large orange object with a tail fanning
out from it was seen in Tooele, Utah. It just faded away. (Source:
Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 1997
1999 – At 11:12 p.m. a derby-hat shaped disc with bright lights on the bottom was sighted in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
It had an approximetly 30 meter tail of sparks, and was seen changing
directions and altitude. A beam of light scanned the ground. The UFO
finally flew off to the east. Later, at 11:30 p.m. a craft that at
first looked like a mobile home took off vertically from a field in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and then executed a turn. It made a humming sound, shook, and then
went straight up. (Source: George Filer, Filer’s Files, 1999, volume 9,
2000 – At around 9:50 p.m. the passengers of three cars driving on a highway near La Grange, Wisconsin
became frightened when alternating lights on the road up ahead resolved
into an object which became airborne. (Source: Peter Davenport,
National UFO Reporting Center, July 2000 reports archive).
2001 – At 9:30 p.m. a young mother was breastfeeding her
baby in her fourth floor apartment in Amasya, Turkey when
she turned her head and saw a strange looking humanoid standing in front
of the balcony door and curtain. After a few seconds the humanoid
disappeared. She described it as about 1.05 meters in height, with very
big jet-black eyes, slanting up. His head was oval-shaped and bald. His
color was gray like smoke. No other details were noted because of the
witness state of panic and the short duration of the encounter. There were
unconfirmed reports of UFO’s seen in the area that night. (Source: Albert
S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing TUVPO).
2002 – Jesus Guzman videotaped a string of red lights moving very slowly across the sky in Silver Lake, Amador County, California at 10:15 p.m. The same object was seen by three witnesses in Hawthorne, California
and a guard at Palos Verdes Peninsula. There were several other reports
that night of V-shaped formations of lights across Los Angeles and Kern
Counties. (Sources: Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 212; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, July 2002 reports archive).
2006 – At 2:30 a.m. west of Perth, Ontario
a large glowing rectangular object with light blue lights was
sighted moving just above the treetops. The witness was driving on
the highway at the time of the encounter, which lasted four minutes.
(Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report
uploaded October 30, 2006; Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2006,
case # 439).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 18 July 2012)
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.