Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1881 - At sea at 4:00 a.m. between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, the two sons of the Prince of Wales, one of them the future king of England, were cruising aboard "La Bacchante" when a flying object resembling a fully lighted ship was seen, "a phantom vessel all aglow." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 180, citing Charles Fort, The Books of Charles Fort, p. 637).
1954, While flying from Charleston, West Virginia to Atlanta on this morning, British astronomer H. Percy Wilkins observed two brilliant, oval shaped objects above the clouds 2 miles away. "Sharp edged," bright gold in color, they "looked exactly like polished metal plates reflecting the sunlight," he wrote. They moved in slow motion northwards as the clouds drifted south. He also noticed a third UFO, this one gray in color. (Source: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers -- Serious Business, pg. 47.)
1956, Nueces River, Texas - Dan Martin claimed he was taken aboard a large landed UFO, where he spent seven hours being lectured by the master of the ship. He wrote a book about his experience, entitled 7 Hours Aboard a Space Ship. (Source: Hollywood Citizen-News, July 20, 1956).
1961 - Jose Darnaude, age 28, of Villanueva del Rio y Minas, Spain felt a strange prickling sensation all over his body but especially on his head when he next saw a spinning luminous object approach rapidly from the northeast. The disc-shaped UFO dropped down at a 90-degree angle, and stopped to hover at 20-30 meters altitude, 250 meters away. It changed color from white to orange to red to purple to white again. Over a dozen other people witnessed it for several minutes before it rose vertically at great speed and flew towards the southwest. Horses in the area went crazy with fear, sheep broke loose, and dogs cowered in silence. Mr. Darnaude has degrees in law, economics, and business management, and at the time was the manager of his family's agricultural and cattle breeding business, on whose estate the incident occurred. (Source: Vicente Juan Ballester Olmos, A Catalogue of 200 Type I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, pp. 7-8.)
1966 - A man in Westport, Massachusetts who was going fishing early in the morning (3:45 a.m.) saw an object dive toward his car and hover at treetop level. He stopped his car and observed it for two minutes. It was shaped like two plates glued together, and had a smaller oval dome on top. It took a 45-degree inclination, rose, made a right-angle turn, and changed color from white to yellow to blue to green as it accelerated. (Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pg. 331).
Westport, Massachusetts - 1966
1967, Da Nang, Vietnam - In the early evening two silver
cylindrical UFOs were seen by several U.S. military personnel on the
ground near the military base for several minutes. The UFOs were chased
off by two F-102 U.S. Air Force interceptors. (Sources: NICAP UFO
Investigator, May 1969, p. 1; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence,
Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 10, 77, 118; Dominique Weinstein,
Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 35).
1967 - In the middle of the afternoon Carroll Watts saw a large cigar-shaped object land on a farm near Loco, Texas. A short being exited the craft and began walking around it. The being was wearing a white, tight-fitting uniform, had a baldhead, slit-like ears and somewhat larger eyes than humans. Watts attempted to take a picture of the being, who quickly ran back into the object which took off and flew to the north out of sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 3348, citing Timothy Good, Alien Base).
1967 - At 8:00 p.m. two children in Price Hill, Ohio saw a disc-shaped object one meter in diameter and 25 cm thick, making a metallic noise as it hovered 10 meters above them. They took a series of photos but they showed only a blurry light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pg. 346 (case 849), citing the Cincinnati Enquirer, June 12, 1967).
1968 - On this evening in Lavras de Mangabeira, Brazil a UFO shaped like a flattened oval was seen in a field by a witness. Next to the object stood a short, baldheaded humanoid who sported a black beard and had dark round eyes. He wore a red, tight-fitting coverall and green boots. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing GEPUC Brazil & Antonio Faleiro).
1969 - A doctor X was returning home from a funeral late this night near Segovia, Spain when he found his vehicle suddenly blocked by a dense curtain formed by hundreds of small luminous white cylinders hovering in a vertical position in front of his vehicle. Next Dr. X suddenly heard a voice in his head that told him to relax that everything would be alright. At the same time he noticed on the front passenger seat an opaque cube-shaped form that appeared out of nowhere. His next recollection was of again driving his vehicle around a curve and then arriving home, feeling very tired and haggard having no recollection of what occurred during approximately one-hour period of missing time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing Fabio Zerpa, Los Hombres de Negro Y los OVNIS).
1970, Atlantic Ocean -- Thor Heyerdahl and navigator Norman Baker, aboard their boat the Ra II, radioed in that they had watched a UFO move across the horizon for several minutes during the early morning hours. It disappeared in a "bright orange flash." The sighting was not connected with any space launches, but may have been related to a U.S. Navy Polaris missile launch. Heyerdahl and his crew were attempting to prove that ancient Egyptians could have crossed the Atlantic in papyrus boats centuries before Columbus. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1970, pg. 9).
1971 - At 10 a.m. a five-meter in diameter, silver lenticular
disc-shaped object landed beside the highway in Cuesta de las Vacas, San
Juan, Argentina. It was seen on the ground by a policeman and two
others for about a minute. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case
Histories, February 1973, p. 15).
1976, Pizancon, France - Driving home at 1 a.m., Helene Giuliana, age 20, found that the engine of her car had stopped and the headlights went out. Then she noticed above the Martinet bridge, 75 feet ahead of her, a bright reddish-orange dome-shaped light. She put her hands over her eyes and when she looked again it had disappeared. She was able to restart her car and drove home. When she arrived home at 4 a.m. she realized it had taken her two hours longer than it should have. Under hypnosis she recalled being taken aboard the UFO by two short beings with large eyes, wearing black coveralls. She was fastened onto an operating table, where they ran "a kind of box" over her. (Source: Jean Bastide, MUFON UFO Journal, July 1976, pg. 6.)
1985, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China -- A Chinese Civil Aviation Administration Boeing 747 encountered a UFO on the Peking to Paris flight that almost forced the captain to make an emergency landing. Flight CA 933 was over Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, at 2240 hours when Captain Wang Shuting and his crew first observed the object.. The UFO flew across the path of the airliner at its altitude of 33,000 feet at a very high speed. The object illuminated an area of twenty-five to thirty square miles and was huge, with an apparent diameter of six miles. It was elliptical in shape and had an extremely bright spot in the center, with three horizontal rows of bluish-white lights on the perimeter. The sighting lasted for two minutes. (Source: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, pg. 212).
1989 - At seven o'clock in the morning a Canadian Airlines International crew watched a dark grey or black ovoid object, estimated to be about 2 meters in length, make complex maneuvers in the sky not far from St. John's, Newfoundland for three minutes. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, International UFO Reporter, July 1990, p. 10).
1995 - On this night several golfers in Cleburne, Texas
watched a metallic cigar-shaped object hover over the golf course for
several minutes. A five-minute long videotape was made of the UFO by a
professional photographer. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO
Reporting Center, Seattle).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions by aliens involving missing time, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, changing colors, disc-shaped UFOs, EM vehicle ignition interference effect, orange UFOs, ovoid UFOs, prickling sensation, short humanoids, telepathy.