Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 – A large shiny silver ball hovered for several minutes over
a mountain in Clayton, Georgia and then zoomed away. There were
two witnesses named Cantrell and Pepper. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia
UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 1).
1952 – Grid area CV 4, Korea. Information came via Japan
H.Q. “CV 4359”. At 6:08 a.m. a USAF pilot of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Group
sighted a black coin-shaped object about seven times wider than it was
thick, with an estimated diameter of 15-20 feet, that made an irregular
descent. It flew at a fixed altitude for 6-7 seconds, approached the pilot’s
plane, then disappeared into a cloud. (Sources: Project Blue Book files
counted in official statistics; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO
Unknowns; Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During
the Korean War, p. 50).
1952 – Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At 3:30 a.m. Martha Milligan,
a secretary, saw a bullet-shaped object with burnt-orange exhaust fly
straight and level for 30-60 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files
counted in official statistics, case 1334; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook
UFO Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over
the Capitol, p. 266).
1952 – In Owensboro, Kentucky at 10:00 a.m. National Guard
Lt. Col. O. L. Depp and another man heard a sound like an airplane and
witnessed two objects looking like “giant soap bubbles”, reflecting yellow
and lavender colors. They flew one behind the other for five seconds,
then vanished from view. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in
official statistics, case 1335; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO
Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the
Capitol, p. 267).
1952 – Airport weather observer Rex Thompson in Spokane, Washington
sighted a round disc with a metallic shine at 4:05 pm. It flashed
and fluttered like a flipped coin for 5-7 minutes. Many others saw a fiery
light that might have been a meteor. (Sources: Project Blue Book files
counted in official statistics, case 1331; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook
1952 – McChord AFB, Washington. At around 9 p.m. Lt. K.
Thompson watched a very large light that flew straight and level for 10
minutes. Four miles west of the Air Base several yellow-whitish nocturnal
lights in a V formation made precise maneuvers in sky. (Sources: Project
Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1332; Don Berliner,
Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History.
1952: June-July 20th, p. 23; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington:
UFOs over the Capitol, p. 266).
1964 – Fifteen or more flying discs paced a car on Highway 60
in Vero Beach, Florida. The object tipped back and forth as they
did so. They first formed a V-formation, then reformed into a circular
formation, then split the formation and flew on either side of a grove
of trees. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 1).
1966 – Four adults in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia
heard a splash at noon from a nearby lake. No object was visible on the
lake surface, but a UFO was seen climbing from the lake diagonally, then
“disappeared in seconds.” (Source: Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible
Residents, p. 228, citing Broken Hill, (N.S.W.) Barrier Truth,
June 23, 1966).
1966 – One of the earliest reported cases of “missing time” began
on this day in a bedroom in West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The
incident took place in the pre-dawn hours, beginning at around 3:15 a.m.
(David Webb, Analysis of Humanoid/Abduction Reports, Proceedings of
the 1976 CUFOS Conference, pg. 267).
1966 – At 3:42 a.m. an Apollo Space Project engineer, Julian Sandoval,
saw a fast moving 300 foot long tetrahedron shaped UFO with four blue-green
tail lights maneuvering in the sky while driving on Highway 85 in Corrales,
New Mexico. His sighting was confirmed by Police Patrolman Gallegos
and Dorothy Lovato of Bernalillo. The sighting lasted a total of 51 minutes.
(Sources: Christian Science Monitor, July 11, 1966; NICAP UFO
Investigator, August 3, 1966; UNICAT database, case 690, citing James
E. McDonald, Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers Here and Now, p. 179).
1966 – At 9:30 p.m. a 61-year-old woman was at home reading in
Hamburg, New York when an intense red light illuminated the ground
near her house. She went outside and saw a lighted object 20 meters away,
just one meter in diameter, which backed up and flew away “like a bullet.”
Three other people saw it from the next house. (Source: Jacques Vallee,
Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 777).
1968 – At five minutes past midnight in Monte Banderas de Bilbao,
in the Basque region of Spain, a four-meter wide circular-shaped
flying object landed on a hilltop, 300 meters away from the three witnesses.
(Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I Events
in Spain and Portugal, case 59).
1968 – The witness was driving from Las Vegas, Nevada at
around 8 p.m. when he saw a round, saucer-shaped object land on a dirt
road not to far away from the road. The witness drove up the dirt road
to the craft, which had landed on three leg-like protrusions. Soon three
bearded men, very human in appearance, disembarked from the craft. They
approached the witness who had by now left his vehicle. They expressed
curiosity as to his long hair. He explained that he just wanted to wear
it that way and was not into drugs or anything. They seemed to appreciate
that. They then told him that they came from a world with no cities where
its inhabitants were born in the wilderness. They told him that cities
were a danger to society. They called themselves “Dodonians.” The witness
shook hands with the men and they boarded the craft, which quickly left
the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968,
citing National UFO Reporting Center).
1969 – At 1:36 a.m. a couple named Werth and one of their children
had a close encounter with a cone shaped object that maneuvered only 60
meters from the porch of their farmhouse, located 15 miles south of Hays,
Kansas. The object was over 100 feet in length, made no sound,
and flew about at a low altitude, then flew away to the northeast. Their
sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October
1969, p. 3).
1972 – At 3:00 a.m. police and a light plane chased an elusive
zigzagging nocturnal light through the skies over Menominee County, Wisconsin.
It made a high pitched sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database,
case 9546, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1972).
1973 – At midnight Roberta T. sighted from her Phoenix,
Arizona patio what first appeared to be a star. It descended from
the sky until it came much closer and appeared to be a large, illuminated
spherical object, hovering in a spot just above some trees beyond her
patio. As it hovered, a square opening appeared on the side facing her,
like a “garage doors opening.” Illuminated brightly from within, she observed
a human-like figure approach the opening from one side, cross over, and
then bend down to do something. When she uttered an exclamation he abruptly
looked up and out at her and peered directly at her, leaning out of the
opening. He was visible from the knees up and wore a tight-fitting garment.
When he dropped his head down to look at her she could see that he was
tall, with a large head and with hands that appeared to be busy working
instruments. She next heard a humming sound, and saw a second, smaller
object approaching to her left. It passed a post on the patio and abruptly
disappeared. She then looked back toward the first object and found it
too had vanished. She then fell asleep and when she came to later, found
herself lying in a different position.
Under hypnotic regression, she described seeing the same figure appear
before her on the patio. She then describes in vague uncertain terms how
she was told not to be afraid, and then “taken somewhere” by being floated
upwards. She recalled seeing a dog that had been constantly barking also
floating in the air. She was in some dark “enclosed” place where she couldn’t
see and an instrument of some sort was placed on her head, which made
her uncomfortable. There were others around her but she “felt” them rather
than saw them. She had the impression they were “talking” to each other
in a language she could not understand. She also had the impression there
were two people present. When she awoke on the patio, it was some 4 or
5 hours later. (Sources: David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids,
case 73-08D; David F. Webb, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976,
p. 270; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid
Reports, case 1973-16, citing Lester Seward for Ground Saucer Watch).
1973 – From a cabin on the Rothwell Ranch in Piedmont, Missouri
two men watched as a bright light that had a ring around it rose from
low on the ESE horizon, moved up-down, then left-right, for a distance
of 15 degrees over a 30 minute period beginning at 10:30 p.m. The object
silently radiated lines of concentric circles like heat waves. At one
point a small light joined the first object. (Source: MUFON database of
field investigations, case file dated July 9, 1973, field investigator
Dan A. Rothwell).
Rothwell Ranch, Piedmont, Missouri – 1973
1976 – An abduction experience occurred this night in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. A bright nocturnal light approached a man causing him to
become frozen in place with paralysis. It stopped some 20 to 25 feet away
and the light went out. A short, bald-headed being with a big head, large
eyes, and pointed ears, no eyebrows, and wearing a bluish-gray coverall
bearing an emblem on the chest approached. The man was levitated aboard a
cigar-shaped UFO. He reported having telepathic communication with the
Ufonaut. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of
Humanoid Reports, case A1507).
1977 – A driver of a newspaper delivery van driving between Noupoort
and Middelburg, South Africa saw a dull glow at a quarry beside
the road at 5:15 a.m. A glowing phosporescent UFO then came out of the
quarry and hovered in front of the delivery van, causing the van’s engine
and headlights to fail. After a few moments the UFO departed, making a
buzzing sound when it left. The engine of the van started by itself, then
stopped, then started again when the driver pressed the pedal. (Source:
Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p.
71, case 413, citing MUFON UFO Journal, September 1977).
1990 – At 12:30 a.m. an orange disc-shaped object with portholes
on the bottom portion, very bright, followed the course of a creek in
Williams Lake, British Columbia at a low altitude. The witness’s
arm became numb during this close encounter. (Source: Timothy Good, The
UFO Report 1992, p. 123).
1992 – Three silent disc-shaped objects were sighted from US Highway
22 in Washington County, Pennsylvania near the West Virginia
State border at around 11 p.m. The discs were at treetop level and blinked
in unison. They formed a triangle in the sky, then vanished. (Source:
UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1993).
1994 – A woman in Miami, Florida was unable to sleep and
got up at 4 o’clock in the morning to sit at her kitchen table. She saw
out her kitchen window, by a large fruit tree, a tall, dark winged man-like
figure. It stepped from behind the tree and glided toward the side of
her house. She believed she had seen a demon. (Source: Albert S. Rosales,
Humanoid Contact Database, case 1701).
2003 – A shiny metallic cigar-shaped object was seen in the daylight
sky at 1:00 p.m. over Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
It was stationary at first, then moved slowly into some clouds. (Source:
Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case 232, citing National UFO
Reporting Center, Seattle).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 June 2006).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.