On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 May 10

1952 - At 11:40 p.m. four yellow disc-shaped objects approached the Savannah River AEC nuclear facility near Ellenton, South Carolina from the south at a very low altitude. They flew straight and level for a short period of time, but they had to rise to pass over tall tanks on the ground. They made no sound, and weaved left to right as they flew. Four DuPont workers were the witnesses. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #7, May 31, 1952; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1198; George D. Fawcett, Rense.com, citing Look, June 24, 1952; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 262).

1953 - A white dome shaped UFO circled a DC-3 flying south of MacKay, Queensland, Australia at 6:10 p.m. at speeds between 200 and 700 mph. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 21).

1954 - RAF squadron leader Donald Higgin, flying in the second of two Navy F3D-2 jet fighters over Elsinore, California at 12:40 p.m. sighted a delta winged UFO as it passed the first Navy jet at a speed in excess of 240 knots. The UFO was half the length of the F3D-s (which is 22 feet long), had a wing span about equal to it (20 feet), and had a third fin on its upper half. It was the color of gun metal. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2994; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23; UNICAT database, case 309, citing Project Blue Book).

1957 - An abductee named McBride reported being abducted by aliens while driving along the highway in Lake Isabella, California at dusk. The witness first spotted a white bubble-shaped object floating above the trees. It descended to just 10 feet above the ground. Thin, bony looking humanoids, seven to eight feet tall, emerged from the object wearing transparent clothing. They communicated using telepathy. (Source: Ann Drufel, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1978, p. 16).

1957 - At 10:45 p.m. a 29-year-old man named Fekete was bicyling home along a road in Beaucourt-sur-Ancre, France when he was temporarily blinded by a light from above. Together with three of this neighbors, he saw a pulsating object on the ground with the silhouettes of three short men (4-5 feet tall) with large heads and a torrering gait. The light rose into sky when a car passed. A circular ground mark was found at the landing site. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 211, Ouranos, issue #21).

1966 - In Marisela, an area of Caracas, Venezuela a man observed the landing of an oval-shaped object and two beings at 4:52 p.m. The beings emerged from the object through a system of light beams. The creings used strange instruments to examine a number of objects, especially some plants. They were two meters tall, had oversized heads, and appeared bright and "transparent." Their eyes were slanted and they had very broad shoulders. They wore no apparent weapons, but their belts were very wide and emitted light rays. They did not touch anything without first illuminating it with these beams. They went back aboard their craft "as if carried by the light." (Source: Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 768).

1966 - At 10:00 p.m. on or about this date, a crowd of people in Atafona Campos, Brazil were watching an outdoor movie when an unknown aerial object crashed and exploded. They panicked, thinking at the time it was perhaps related to an earthquake. According to the police, a sulphurous odor and a hole in the ground 25 cm deep and 35 cm wide were noted at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 767).

1967 - At 8:30 p.m. southeast of the town of Combs-la-Ville, France a 1.5 meter pyramid shaped UFO landed on a road by the railroad tracks, and then illuminated the surrounding area. (Source: Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1967).

1968 - On this night in Galesburg, Illinois Grant Callison and his wife noticed three winged beings flying at an estimated altitude of 500 feet. The beings appeared to be covered with feathers or metallic scales which acquired an odd fluorescence as they reflected light from the local street lamps. The strange trio lacked necks of any sort and had short, conical tails. There were other sightings of the same creatures in the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, # 2106, citing Scott Corrales, Unsolved UFO Sightings, Fall 1995).

1977 - A three and a half year old girl, Maria do Socorro, had accompanied her grandmother while she did laundry in Serra Branca, Paraiba state, Brazil and then vanished suddenly at around 11:00 a.m. She was missing for 22 hours. She mysteriously turned up at the doorsteps of her family's garden. She said she had seen a beautiful woman with a white scarf on her head and was irresistibly attracted to a strong beam of light which the lady ran behind. The lady spoke to the child but she "did not open her mouth to talk." Friends and neighbors spent an entire day searching the area where she had last been seen, without finding a trace. It was assumed by all involved that the phenomenon had an apparently extraterrestrial cause, but no UFO was seen. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-26, citing Noticias Populares, a Brazilian newspaper).

1978 - A UFO abduction occurred in a forest in Emilcin, Lublin, Poland sometime after 7:00 a.m. The abductee, a 71-year-old man named J. Wolski, encountered a UFO shaped like a bus, making a humming sound. The humanoid had a greenish color and wore a black helmet. (Sources: Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 100, citing Fate, September 1994; UNICAT database, case 002, citing International UFO Reporter, November 1983, p. 13).

1978 - At 10:50 p.m. the witness was walking home alone in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil when he observed a very bright object in the sky that began to descend at a high speed. The object came low over a nearby fenced field, and he could now see that it was a shiny circular metallic craft within a fiery ball of flames. The craft continued to descend, and projected two bright beams of white light to the ground and extended four metallic legs. The area around the witness seemed to darken, and he felt compelled to walk towards the fence. He was quickly grabbed by two short humanoids who wore shiny white tight fitting suits. Their heads were enclosed in helmets with closed visors and with two small antennas protruding from the top. The beings spoke to the witness, then took him inside the craft.

Once inside he started having difficulty breathing and noticed that the air seemed warmer and dense. The room was illuminated by a bright light. It was at this point that he noticed two more beings seated at a strange looking console. The beings walked over to him and he was surprised to see that they were female dressed in shiny white suits, with attractive capes made of the same material. These also wore helmets with antennas. They were a little taller than the other humanoids and had hair down to their shoulders. One had black hair and the other was blond. The black haired female approached the witness and told him that he was going to be taken to their planet. The witness declined the invitation and begged to be released. At this point the blond woman walked over and ordered the others to let him go. He was then allowed to walk out and down a stairway to the ground. He stood on the ground and watched while the object ascended at high speed and vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, # 1621 citing Casellato, Da Silva and Stevens, UFO Abduction at Botucato).

1989 - At just after midnight a 38-year-old male and a 16 year-old female driving in Farmington, Michigan were pursued by a silvery disc with a greenish tinge. Electromagnetic interference effects were reported. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, citing Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1989, La Venta del Astillero, Zapopan, Mexico - Apolonio Perez was awakened at 2:15 a.m. while sleeping in his camper by an extremely bright white light that illuminated the surrounding area. Worried about possible intruders, he searched the camper but found nothing. He returned to his bed, but a few seconds later a pencil-thin beam of white light lit the left side of his face. He heard a sound resembling a welder's torch and felt facial pain. Frightened, it occurred to him that he could be having another encounter with the occupants of a UFO he had seen years before. As he lay there he next felt a jolt of electricity in his body. Upset and in pain, Perez cursed at whoever was responsible for his pain, and moments later he received a third powerful electrical jolt. He stood up and managed to open the door of his camper just as the white light seemed to dim and vanish. The next day he experienced severe headaches and the left side of his face became swollen and began to bleed. For the next two weeks he had a severe rash on his face that eventually left permanent scaring. He would experience further encounters. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, citing Luis Ramirez Reyes, Contacto: Mexico).

1989 - Later that evening, at around 7:45 p.m., an elderly motorist was driving in an isolated area of Bautista Canyon, California when she saw a luminous 30-foot wide mushroom-shaped craft descend and hover just above some nearby power lines. She stopped her car and observed six to eight beings emerge from the craft and begin to work repairing the outside of the object. After 10 minutes they re-entered the object, which departed at high speed emitting a loud humming sound and a burst of blue flame. They were reports of electrical outages in the area at the time. (Sources: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, citing a newspaper clipping; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, citing Debbie Steinberg, in Timothy Good (ed.) The UFO Report 1991, p. 225).

1993 - In the pre-dawn hours of the night six witnesses on a road west of Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil recorded three hours of videotape of a nocturnal object which had several satellite objects exit from it and then merge back into it. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 291).

1994 - Two cows were found dead and mutilated at the Hronich Ranch near Eagle Nest, New Mexico. Dr. Altshuler, a veterinarian from Denver, Colorado involved in cattle mutilation investigations, arrived at the site within 10 hours, and his forensic analysis revealed that the two animals had cooked hemoglobin and cauterized incisions. Both animals also had had pneumonia. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 239).

1994 - At around 11:00 p.m. three villagers in Sagrado Corazon, Cosolapa, Mexico watched a large white light come from some nearby hills and land a few meters away. A short humanoid creature exited from the object. The humanoid was dressed all in white and had a shiny belt and helmet that constantly changed colors. When one of the villagers attempted to approach, the humanoid climbed back into the object. Minutes later a boy threw a rock at the object, which promptly dimmed and took off, flying back towards the hills at a high speed and quickly disappearing from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case # 2040, citing Dr. R. A. Lara, Samizdat, Vol. 2 # 4).

1999 - A man was awakened at 3:00 a.m. by a barking dog and a strange humming sound outside his home in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. He and another witness discovered an object, sitting in the sky just above the tree line. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 1999 web archive).

1999 - On this evening Manuel Jimenez was driving on Route N-3333 on his way back to Los Arenales, Spain when he noticed a bright spherical light flying low over the area. Thinking it was a plane, he continued driving. Five minutes later he saw a bright spherical object resting on the ground in a nearby field, about 200 meters away. Two short figures wearing shiny metallic outfits stood next to it. Sr. Jimenez stopped his truck and watched the incredible scenario for awhile. Apparently the little men noticed the witness, because they quickly entered the lighted sphere, which then shot up into the sky at an incredible speed leaving a luminous trail behind. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, case # 3458, citing Jose Manuel Garcia Bautista).

1999 - At 10:30 p.m. an object flew back and forth through the sky over Grantsville, West Virginia before emitting a giant ray of light like a huge spotlight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 1999 web archive).

2003 - Two yellow lights were seen moving very quickly over Leamington Spa, England and changing direction very abruptly at 1:00 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2003 web archive).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 May 2006)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, beams of light, EM effects, flying humanoids, humanoids wearing helmets, humming sounds, multi-year reports from California and Brazil, mystery disappearance and possible abduction of a little girl, mystery explosion, short humanoids, tall humanoids with broad shoulders, telepathy, vertical ascent.