On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 July 22

1952 - In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia at 8:00 p.m. a railroad guard received electric shocks and his gun shook when he had a close encounter with an orange glowing, lantern-shaped UFO over some railroad tracks. The UFO flew away at an estimated 400 mph. Guard receives electrics shocks, gun shakes. (Sources: James Holledge, Flying Saucers over Australia, p. 32; John Schuessler, Physiological Effects from UFOs, p. 20).

1952 - At 10:50 a.m. Mr. D. Weins, the Los Alamos Airport control tower operator at the AEC Los Alamos nuclear research facility in New Mexico, and two others, saw eight round, aluminum-colored objects. They were described as large and very fast moving UFOs. They made several sudden turns and reversals, and were seen for 25 minutes. An unexplained Project Blue Book report. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1538; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 272, case 4; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 5).

1952 - At 2:45 p.m. Mr. Epperly, a weather observer, sighted a 30-foot diameter silver disc-shaped object that flew 100 degrees through the sky over Uvalde, Texas in 48 seconds, between cloud banks. It seemed to climb, and moved at an estimated speed of 1,000 mph. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1536; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 272, case 3; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 9).

1952 - A triangular-shaped flying object, the size of C-47 transport plane, flew across the sky over Rockville, Indiana. It stopped to hover about half a minute, then resumed its flight, disappearing in the distance. (Source: Kevin Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 272, case 2).

1952 - At 10:50 p.m. eight lights in a V formation crossed the sky at a drive-in movie theater in Portales, New Mexico and then reversed direction. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: July 21st-July 31st, p. 7).

1954 - At 7:15 p.m. five metallic spheres or ovoid shaped objects flew toward the west in a V formation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were in sight for 30 seconds, and they reportedly looked like "Christmas tree ornaments." (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 57).

1955 - At eleven o'clock at night a formation of several bright silver balls was sighted that changed positions as they flew over Leicester, England. There were widely reported sightings of these objects as they flew off toward the northeast. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 38).

1955 - At 2:30 p.m. several witnesses including one name Estes saw a UFO land in the Atlantic Ocean. It was seen on the surface of the ocean near Santa Maria Island in the Azores. Project Blue Book's explanation of this sighting was that it might have been an aircraft. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 5; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 38).

1955 - At 5:30 p.m. Mr. E. Mootz was gardening in his yard in Cincinnati, Ohio when he was pelted with a dark reddish colored liquid from a pear-shaped object flying slowly at 1,000 feet altitude. The liquid caused his bare skin to feel like someone had poured kerosine on a wound. When he washed the substance off he felt better. The next day his peach tree was dead. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, September 1955, p. 4).

1956 - A married couple named McMullins driving between Bakersfield and Pixley, California reporeted seeing a bluish green light at 5:30 a.m. that appeared to be burning as it flew rapidly toward the west. It exploded in the air and fell in two pieces. At the same time a Mrs. Brown, driving near Highway City between Fresno and Pixley, California saw an egg-shaped object that flew south, emitting a green light like a flame from the back. It made no sound when it exploded in the air and crashed to the ground. (Sources: (1) Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York Newsletter, citing Californian, July 23, 1956; (2) Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, September 1956, p. 1; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 71).

1957 - At 10:15 p.m. a TWA airliner flying over Amarillo, Texas on a cloudy night had a near collision with a UFO that was flying at 18,000 feet. The captain's name was Schemel. (Sources: The Kansas City Star, July 23, 1957; NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1957, p. 9; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 98; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 79).

1959 - At 7:45 p.m. in Porayebayebera, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea the son of a paramount chief sighted a domed disc-shaped object with a dark base and an illuminted dome on the top at a low altitude. It flew out to sea. The witness had been known to the author, Norman Cruttwell, for over eight years. (Source: Norman E. G. Cruttwell, UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special Edition No. 4, p. 25).

1960 - At ten o'clock in the evening a disc-shaped object with a fin or rudder-like proturberance was seen hovering over Martin, Tennessee by a 13-year-old girl. After it left large oily circles were found on the ground. (Source: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, March 1972, p. 27).

1963 - A 38-year-old man named Gray sighted a 300-foot long flying craft with lighted windows while driving between Northfield and Yatala, South Australia at 6:35 p.m. The UFO was seen below the clouds for five minutes. (Source: Waveney Girvan, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1964, p. 24).

1963 - At 8:30 p.m. three people watched a low flying bell-shaped object pass into a cloud in Parr, Merseyside, England. It failed to reappear. (Sources: Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, case 141, citing Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1964, p. 24; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 575).

1966 -  A father and his naval officer son with the last name of Roth were driving home from the railway station in Freemont, Indiana at 11:35 p.m. on a clear night when they saw a 35 foot wide disc-shaped object glide over their car. It had a convex bottom and portholes, and it was completely silent as it hovered 30 feet above the road, at a minimum distance of only 5 meters from the car. When other cars approached the disc swung in a 100 meter wide arc, turned off its lights, and then shot up into the sky with a trailing blue light following it. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 95; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 23; UNICAT, case # 378).

1968 - At 1:20 a.m. in Mendoza, Argentina Ms. Adela Casalvieri, night nurse at the Neuropsychiatry Hospital, heard a loud penetrating humming noise outside in the hospital courtyard. Going out to see what it was, she observed a saucer-shaped landed object only 20 meters away. It was brightly luminous and sitting in the middle of the courtyard. A luminous red beam came from the object and struck her, and she found that her legs were paralyzed. Putting her hands up to her face for protection she now found she was completely unable to move. She remained immobilized for a number of minutes until the red beam was extinguished. At this time the object ascended vertically, then flew off rapidly to the south barely clearing the wall that surrounded the courtyard. Before it disappeared she was able to observe several human-looking figures through square portholes that encircled the craft. These beings moved back and forth, passing each other, and were visible from the waist up only. Landing gear imprints were found at the landing site and several small potted trees had been burned. Mrs Casalvieri had first-degree burns on her face and hands, and parts of her nurse's cap and clothing were singed. In addition, her watch, which had stopped at 1:30 a.m., was found to be radioactive, as was her ring. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-89, citing G. J. Gianza Paz & A. M. Baragiola).

1968 - In the evening six young girls, ages 7 to 13, reported they saw a figure they described as "The Virgin Mary" in St. Bruno, Quebec. The apparition appeared before them hovering in the air. Four of the girls just saw the figure, but two also heard a voice they described as "soft and slow." It advised them to pray and promised to return on October 7. That same evening in St. Basile, Quebec a boy reported seeing a man like figure that was apparently airborne and "seemed to be walking in the sky, without any visible means of propulsion." (Source: John A. Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse).

1974 - At 12:15 a.m. a circular-shaped UFO with an antenna "like a church steeple on its top" flashed blue lights and gave off a white vapor trail when it maneuvered over Lexington, Missouri. There were nine witnesses. (Sources: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1974, p. 39; FSR, January 1975, p. 31).

1975 - On Wyfla Hill in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales a young man saw a domed disc-shaped object that blended into its surroundings. It was estimated to be 40 feet in diameter with large round lights five feet in diameter around its base. It was near the ground only fifty feet away from him, and he could see inside the UFO that there were what looked like non-humanoid, jelly like entities. The light on top of the object and those inside the base began to glow and pulsate in a strange mixture of colors, that exactly matched the background scenery. The object went into the background like a chaleleon, and in a few moments was no longer visible. The witness suffered from psychosomatic blindness and other personality changes. Gelatinous (Sources: Andrew Collins, FSR, January 1979, p. 14; Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 169; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1403, citing Andrew Collins).

1976 - Captain Franco de Rosa, flying an Alitalia Airlines DC-10 over central India from Bombay to Calcutta, and two other witnesses, sighted a large object with brightly lit windows flying at 35,000 feet altitude. (Sources: Xenolog, April 1977, p. 10; Weinstein Dominique, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 40; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence: Volume II - A Thirty Year Report, p. 122).

1976 - In Germantown, Wisconsin a hexagonal object with a flat bottom hovered over the highway at 10:50 p.m. No color was noted, but it had 4-5 lights in front, with a green light on one end and a red on the other. It hovered for five minutes, and had a red flame coming from the bottom the entire time. (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, September 1976, p. 6).

1977 - An 18 meter in diameter domed, bowl-shaped disc hovered 50 meters over a house in Croix-en-Plaine, France at 10:30 p.m. Rays from the UFO converged on the roof of the house. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1979).

1978 - Two women, Mickie Eckert and Kathy Echard, were driving on Interstate 80 near Green River, Wyoming in the afternoon when they encountered mysterious lights following their car. They then saw objects hovering in the area, objects which at first appeared to be large trucks, but turned into domed disc-shaped UFOs that flew off. Later, they saw a bizarre black dog-like creature with blazing red eyes that appeared next to their car. Following that, one of the women saw a short, child-like figure in their back seat. Finally, their vehicle seemed to be transported into an alternate environment, where the Sun had turned a strange gray color and became abnormally large. Then several figures wearing white spacesuit-like uniforms and carrying tubes and pipe-like objects appeared standing in the middle of the roadway, walking back and forth. Finally, the last thing they recalled were bright blue lights that appeared and everything seemed to disappear. There is the possibility of missing time in this case. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database,case # 2160, citing Sean Devaney, Unsolved UFO Sightings, Fall 1994).

1978 - In Monroe City, Indiana a humanoid report occurring on a road at 11:20 p.m. was recorded by David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher in their HUMCAT catalogue. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1951).

1981 - In a residential area in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon four witnesses reported that a silver disc-shaped object descended 150 feet over a house flying towards the southwest at 3:15 p.m., turned toward the south, and appeared to land in some trees a quarter of a mile away. There were no traces found. (Source: John E. Zeller, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1982, p. 7)

1982 - At around 11:00 p.m. three women were sitting outside talking by their apartment complex in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England when they noticed a bright light above an empty piece of property. The light moved to the north and became a little elongated, then became top shaped and reddish in color, and then finally disappeared above Winter Hill. Later a dog that was with them began barking, then ran inside. The women next heard a peculiar sucking or croaking noise that was repeated four times, then a figure appeared suddenly in the empty field. It was normal height and wore a one-piece uniform that had a round helmet with visor. There was also a hose-like protrusion that came out of the visor. In one hand it held a square box that seemed connected to the hose. The women became frightened and ran inside. The police were called and searched the area but failed to find anything. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case # 690, citing DIGAP Report, Northern UFO News, issue # 100).

1983 - At 9:30 p.m. a huge silent, stationary, boomerang shaped UFO with two large orange lights and many smaller lights in the middle of the V was sighted hovering over the suburbs in Houston, Texas. It then moved away past many witnesses. There was a wind sound but no jet noise, and was lost from sight in the distance. (Source: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1982, p. 14, citing John Schuessler).

1989, Trenton, Maine over Blue Hill Bay -- At 3:30 p.m. Randy Rhodes, a police dispatcher for the City of Ellsworth, and Bill Reiff, an attorney, took off in a Beechcraft Bonanza from the Bar Harbor-Trenton airport. At around 3:45 p.m. they spotted a huge metallic disc, shining like polished aluminum, at the 9 o'clock position. It was at the same altitude as their plane--approximately 5100-5200 feet. The object suddenly moved dead ahead to the 12 o'clock position and it took on a reddish or rose color. Not very enthusiastic about continuing on with this thing in front of them, they turned back for the Bar Harbor-Trenton airport. The Aerial Direction Finder was working at the time but the DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) was not receiving. It had never before given them a problem, and 3-4 minutes after the object disappeared the DME came back on. When they landed they discovered that there had been power surges and outages on the ground, and they recalled that when they last observed the object it was headed in the direction of the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power plant in Wiscasset. However, a spokesman for the Bangor HydroElectric Company later reported that three limbs falling over a transmission line when a resident cut down a tree caused the outage. (Source: Leland Bechtel, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1989, p. 19).

1996 - In Vicenza, Italy at 10:30 p.m. two local youngsters reported that they first noticed a total lack of animal noises while camping outside on the grassy slopes of Monte Berici, then everything became abnormally quiet. Soon they heard a kind of modulated, scraping metallic sound. Next they heard the sound of something moving in the forest, and when they looked in the direction of the sound they noticed two dark gleaming eyes staring at them. The girl became frightened and covered herself with a blanket, while the boy saw what appeared to be a large form, like a white-silvery blanket approach from the nearby hill. It was a meter in height and approached to within half a meter of the girl, looking down on her with two big red metallic eyes. In an attempt to protect her, the boy jumped up in front of the girl. At that point the robot-like creature seemed to shrink in upon itself then vanished into the woods. Others in the area reported hearing loud noises resembling a helicopter coming from the woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, citing UFO CUN).

1997 - About an hour after midnight several local residents, including Tal Igur, a 23-year-old student, reported seeing a flying silvery figure in the sky over Arad, Israel. The figure appeared to have a frozen, silver face with torso and arms. Other witnesses saw an object that was emitting flashes of light towards the ground. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Barry Chamish, Return of the Giants).

1998 - At around 10:00 p.m. in Matunuck, Washington County, Rhode Island a huge, silent V-shaped object was sighted gliding inland from the shoreline, going to the north. Several box shapes on the bottom of the object were seen to be glowing. (Sources: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 3, Number 30; Larry Hatch, U database, case # 18056).

2001 - Four triangular UFOs with orange haze discharging from their base were seen flying to the south from Regina, Saskachewan, Canada, flying at a speed of about 55 km/hour. They paused and hovered for several seconds, and then shot off toward the south-southwest, leaving in less than a second. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 106).

2005 - At 2:10 a.m. over Tigard, Oregon a black, thin, Mantaray-shaped object with a dome and rods was reported, making no sound and having no lights. It flew like a wing, then moved horizontally in an upright vertical position. The sighting reportedly lasted four minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded September 2, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 18 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abnormal silence ("Oz effect"); blue lights; BVM ("Blessed Virgin Mary") apparition; chamelion UFO; chemical burn from reddish liquid; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; flying humanoids; hexagonal UFO; humanoids of normal human stature; maneuvering UFOs; Mantaray-shaped UFO, multi-year reports from Indiana; nautical UFO: UFO seen landing on ocean; non-humanoid gelatinous entities; paralysis; shape changing UFO; shiny aluminum or silvery metallic UFOs; triangular UFOs, V formations and V-shaped UFOs, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson