On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 30

1908 - On this morning at 7:17 a.m. the Tunguska, Russia explosion occurred in a remote region of the Siberian taiga, which brightened the pre-dawn sky as far away as London and had the equivalent energy of a 15 to 40-megaton nuclear explosion. Detailed scientific analysis shows that the object that caused the devastation exploded above an altitude of three miles and left an area of destruction for more than 850 square miles, in a heart-shaped pattern. It is widely thought to have been either an asteroid or comet impact, but it has sometimes been interpreted as the crash or mid-air explosion of an alien spaceship. Several anomalies still remain to be explained if the explosion was caused by a celestial body entering Earth's atmosphere. For example, why was radioactive Cesium 137 found in 1908 tree rings from the area. (Sources: William R. Corliss, Remarkable Luminous Phenomena in Nature, p. 281; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 63)

1947 - A Navy Lieutenant named McGinty was flying in a P-80 fighter aircraft near Williams Field, Arizona at 9000 meters altitude when toward the south when he saw two circular objects diving at an "unconceivable" speed. They were gray, about three meters in diameter, and appeared to land 40 kilometers south of the Grand Canyon. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #78; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 191; Ted Bloecher, Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, p. 11).

1954 - At 6:50 p.m. a silvery metallic fuselage-shaped UFO with stubby wings was tracked on radar and also observed from the tower by two air traffic controllers at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, Alabama. The object came from the south and circled the city. There was no sound detected from the craft as it flew in what was described as a highly maneuverable manner and at a high speed, shooting off to the northeast. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 176; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 23; UNICAT case # 447, citing Robert D. Boyd, A Comparative Unit, p. 58; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 134). 

1955 - A tanker crew in a vessel near Pantelleria Island off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, at around ten o'clock in the morning, sighted a cigar-shaped object at 7,000 feet altitude, emitting strong beams of light. The crew watched it for more than 16 minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1955: January-June, p. 86). 

1956 - At 2:30 p.m. three glowing cigar-shaped objects sped over the city of Wellington, New Zealand. At 5:54 p.m. several orange discs were later seen for several minutes over Nelson, New Zealand. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, August 1956, p. 4; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: May-July, p. 64; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 186).

1957 - Starting at 6:30 p.m. a bright red-orange disc maneuvered around a Real Aerovias DC-3 airliner flying from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and subsequently paced the aircraft for 40 minutes. It made several passes, crossing above or under the airliner, and then in front and behind it. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 120, citing El Diaro Popular, July 7, 1957; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 28, citing Richard Hall).

1959 - A U.S. Navy Commander and a female companion at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park, Maryland sighted a metallic gold, oblate object at 8:23 p.m. EDT. He spotted it to the north; the UFO traveled in a straight and level flight path.A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 179; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 77).

1962 - At 9:00 a.m. a 13-year-old reported seeing a red, circular object with some white lights in Richmond, Virginia. He observed it for ten minutes as the object climbed and banked. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist!, p. 367).

1964 - In Wellford, South Carolina a disc-shaped object with an antenna followed a car for many miles beginning at one o'clock in the morning. It departed when the car's driver turned the car headlights off. The duration of the close encounter was 50 minutes. (Source: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 69).

1967 - At two o'clock in the morning in Rapid City, South Dakota three police officers named Eisnach, Ferguson, and Sinner  had a close encounter with a huge multi-colored object with three windows and red, green, and white flashing lights. They witnessed it as it took off from the ground, hovered just above some nearby trees, made some jerky movements, and then landed again. It took off once again and went over hill. As it did so the white light on the object intensified. The entire incident lasted two and a half hours. (Sources: NICAP files, citing Rapid City Journal, July 2, 1967; Brad Steiger, Strangers from the Skies, p. 48).

1967 - Mrs. Lemarquandsa was walking through her house around six o'clock in the evening in Thompson, Manitoba when she heard an odd beeping sound. It was repeated at regular intervals about once a second, and she wondered what was causing it. She looked out her kitchen window, and saw dirt and loose pieces of paper flying in a large circle around her house. Outside, she found her husband, who had just come home, and five children staring up into the sky. A young boy was holding her eight-year-old daughter down on the ground. Up in the sky a box-shaped or rectangular object hung in the air, slowly rotating counter-clockwise and showing alternating silver metallic and black sides. It was black on its lower surface, and made no noise. The object began moving off at an angle, stopped and hovered, and then continued towards the southeast. Until this time the circle of dirt and dust had persisted, but it now died down. The whirlwind was confined to the area immediately around their house and did not affect any other houses on the street. When the object moved away, the dirt fell to the ground. Going to the children, the woman found they were calming down except her daughter, who seemed dazed. The boy explained that the five of them had been playing in the yard when the object first appeared overhead. As they watched, her daughter had been levitated into the air, and this levitation was apparently caused by the UFO in the sky. By the time the other children had come to her aid, she was about one meter off the ground and her clothes had edged up her body. Her daughter said she did not remember anything from the time she felt the wind until the time she recovered after being dragged back to the ground. (Sources: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, September 1967, p. 15; Joseph M. Brill, Skylook, January 1976, p. 15; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Chris Rutkowski, Unnatural History, True Manitoba Mysteries).

1968 - At 1:15 a.m. Jose Paulino Nunez, a distillery worker, encountered two people on the beach in Lujan, Mendoza, Argentina that he first mistook to be guards. Their dress and actions were like normal people, but they showed him a spherical device some 30 cm in which he could see images of people walking about. Speaking in a strange, metallic voice, one of them asked him, "Do you know these people? They were like you. Many more will be like them. Many people in the world will see the same thing you have seen. We will talk about this again. If you speak of this, be sure it is with responsible people." At that point the witness experienced a lapse of memory, for the next thing he recalls was being back in the laboratory, where it took him an hour to compose himself. The people he saw in the images were all tall and human like, with pale complexions, and long, light colored hair, who appeared to be walking about in a trance. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-38, citing Richard Heiden, & Jader Pereira; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 110).

1972 - In the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. a disc-shaped object with a tailfin like an airplane hovered over Marcq-en-Baroeul, Nord department, France. Many black dot-like objects could be seen orbiting around the larger craft. There were two witnesses, and the sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1975).

1983 - At their home in the suburbs near Indianapolis, Indiana a mother, "Kathy Davis" and her daughter separately witnessed a large light appear over their pool house after 10:45 p.m. They then had two hours of missing time. Under hypnosis, both remembered that an egg-shaped object landed in the yard and burned the grass. An abduction by Grey aliens followed, involving a medical exam on board the craft. They were left with a mental warning not to remember the details of their abduction experience. The next day both felt nauseous. (Sources: Budd Hopkins, Intruders; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case # 195, citing MUFON 1984 UFO Conference Proceedings, p. 168; Peter Brookesmith, UFO: The Complete Sightings, p. 127; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 79).

1990 - Three office workers in Wilmington, Delaware saw a four-sided pyramid (tetrahedron) at around 7:00 p.m. that was flat yellow in color with orange-red edges. It was slowly spinning and ascending, and made no sound. There was a black cylinder protruding from its base. They watched it for 20 minutes. (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1993, p. 17).

1990 - Thirty minutes earlier, at 11:30 p.m. in Maubeuge, Nord department, France a large black triangular object with lights in the three corners and the center, moved slowly and silently from north to south over the city. There were four witnesses. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 302).

1994 - At 11:00 p.m. a car-sized disc was seen in Champagnole, Jura department, France at only 100 feet altitude. It moved slowly and silently, and stopped in place for 5 minutes, then shot away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 329).

1995 - At around three o'clock in the morning a security guard in the town of Chalons-sur-Marne, Marne department, France saw a crescent-shaped flying object, the apparent size of the Moon, that appeared to have portholes. He experienced radio communication interference during his UFO sighting. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 333).

2000 - At 10:30 p.m. in Paso Robles, California a formation of three small, satellite-like lights, performed figure-8 movements around one another in the night sky over Lake Nacimiento for three minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, archived June 2000 webpage, report posted November 20, 2001).

2003 - At around 9:00 p.m. in New Brighton, Pennsylvania a black triangular-shaped object surrounded by silver spheres was sighted moving to the south toward Pittsburgh. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, archived June 2003 webpage).

2008 - A close encounter occurred between Cardiff and Atlantic City, New Jersey on the Atlantic City Expressway at 10:25 p.m. A 25-foot wide triangular craft was seen hovering or moving very slowly, just 40 feet directly above the expressway, very close to and in front of the witnesses. Its speed appeared to be quite slow, moving at an estimated ten miles per hour, and it passed directly over their vehicle as they drove under it. They saw it again, twice in the next five minutes. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, archived June 2008 webpage, report posted July 5, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 June 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: black triangle-shaped UFOs, communication, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, failed abduction attempt, human looking aliens, landings, levitation, missing time, multi-year reports from France, orange UFOs, radio interference, rectangular UFO, satellite objects surrounding larger craft.