On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 1

1897 - The whole town of Everest, Kansas saw an object fly in under the cloud cover. It came down slowly, then flew away very fast to the southeast. When directly over the town it swept the ground with a powerful searchlight. It was seen to rise up at a fantastic speed until barely discernible, then to come down again and sweep low over the witnesses. At one point it remained stationary for five minutes at the edge of a low cloud, which it illuminated. All said they could clearly see the silhouette of the craft. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 181, citing Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1966; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr.& Harold Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 15).

1948 - At 9:55 a.m. a ten meter wide silver half disc maneuvered in the sky over Manila in the Philippines and made a number of ninety-degree turns. Lt. Meyers of the U.S. Air Force was leading a flight of four F-47S Thunderbolt  fighters of the 67th Fighter Squadron and was flying south at 1,500 ft altitude when he saw a half-moon shaped "flying wing" or crescent about 30 feet wide and 20 feet long, with a small dorsal fin. It was flying on a northerly heading at about 1,000 feet three miles to his east. It made a 90 left turn and leveled out on a westerly heading accelerating rapidly to vanish in five seconds. There was no trail. Estimated terminal velocity was about 11 miles per second or 39,000 mph. Radio interference was reported at the time. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics; International UFO Reporter, December 1998; Fund for UFO Research).

1950 - At seven o'clock in the evening the crew of a fishing boat off the coast of Perugia, Italy watched an ovoid object dive into the sea and a column of water shoot up into the sky. (Source: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 117.

1954 - The witness heard a clanking sound at 2:40 a.m., then saw a five-meter wide domed disc land in Menton, France. Two human-looking occupants left the craft. The witness was paralyzed by a beam of light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3317).

1959 - Horst Raps returned to the previously appointed site in Lampertheim, Germany where he had encountered a UFOnaut on March 29th and found the hovering blue-violet disc-shaped craft and the tall humanoid waiting for him. This time he was invited onboard the UFO, and supposedly taken on an otherworldly ride to another planet in the Alpha Centauri system. There he encountered various races of people, who allegedly lived in dwellings shaped like cupolas and cultivated multicolored flowers. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, case # 2440, citing Ulrich Magin).

1963 - At 3:30 p.m. Mr. A. Mostaccieli in Chileno Valley, California reported seeing cattle panic and run when several small beings got out of a disc-shaped UFO. They caught a calf and took it on board the craft, then collected some plants. He also reported a scorched area 10 meters wide. The local sheriff considered the report a practical joke. (Source: Petaluma Argus Courier, April 1, 1966; John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 165; John Wallace Spencer, UFO Yearbook, p. 102).

1965 - Two witnesses in Westford, Massachusetts watched a cigar-shaped object with four slanted windows at 8:50 p.m. It headed to the east in a long, slow S-shaped flight path. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 6684; APRO Bulletin, July-August 1965).

1966 - At midnight, Darlene Underwood and her mother of Liberty, Missouri saw two luminous objects land on a hill nearby their house. They watched them them through binoculars, and described them as egg-shaped and about the size of a large car. They then saw the shadows of one or two human-looking figures, and heard the beings shouting at each other loudly in a foreign, unintelligible language. After this they heard the sound of a pig squealing. Next, a point of green light issued from one of the objects, and they both took off and flew away rapidly. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-15, citing Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, April 1968; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966).

1966 - At 4:45 a.m. five witnesses in Warminster, England saw a huge silver cigar-shaped object fly across the sky from west to east. Six red balls of light exited from the object and flew away toward the north. (Sources: Contact UK; Arthur Shuttlewood, The Warminister Mystery: Astounding UFO Sightings, p. 13).

1967 - In a series of night-time incidents that began on March 28th, in Conifer, Colorado at 1:30 a.m. a light like a flashlight came halfway down a hill on the Davies ranch. Rancher D. F. Davies fired ten .38-caliber bullets at it and it disappeared. At 2:30 a.m. Randy Davies, who was still awake, saw a man with a light walk past the ranch house, so he ran outside calling to him. The light went out and the man ran away. At 3:30 a.m. Louise Davies looked out the window and saw a man in the yard, who wore dark clothes and a mask that covered his face down to his shoulders. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-31 (A0802), citing Oleta Havelock & David Saunders).

1967 - At 6:30 p.m. EST in Fishing Creek Valley, Pennsylvania a 12-meter diameter disc descended near two 12-year-old children and directed beams of light to the ground. An adult saw the UFO leave. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files, NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1967, p. 1).

1967 - At 7:15 that same evening a glowing red domed disc approached a car with five occupants in Hessel, California. The UFO hovered in front of the car and emitted a brilliant light; it then moved off at treetop level and sped away. A high-pitched whine was heard coming from the object.(Sources: NICAP case investigation files, report dated July 29, 1967; NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1967, p. 3; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 334).

1967 - At eight o'clock in the city of New Westminster, British Columbia a fast moving, one-meter wide disc stopped and hovered at only 20 meters altitude near two young men for three minutes. (Source: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Summer 1967, p. 9; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 831).

1970 - A hat-shaped UFO seen near a highway in Mar del Plata, Argentina by the driver after the engine of his car stalled. He took a photograph of the object. It rose into sky after a few minutes. No further car trouble was experienced after the sighting. (Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 48).

1970 - At 8:50 p.m.motorist on the A3 highway near Surrey, England saw a triangular UFO at the same moment there was heavy static on his car radio. (Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 49).

1974 - A newspaper reporter in Mount Olive, North Carolina saw a domed, top-shaped UFO approach to within 300 feet of his car at only 75 feet altitude. He took three photographs. The UFO beamed a light ray directly at the witness in his car, and then took off at a tremendous speed. (Source: FSR, January 1975, p. 30).

1975 - A fireball was sighted near a farm south of La Flamengrie, France at 9:10 p.m. Rectangular marks were found in the ground near a mailbox. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1975).

1976 - A 30-meter wide arrowhead shaped UFO hovered at a 30 degree angle in the sky southwest of the city of Heusca, Spain starting at 10:30 p.m. It was seen three times that night. (Source: Inforespace, January 1977).

1982 - In North Washington, Pennsylvania a reddish triangular object with rounded apexes and a light in each corner was sighted by three witnesses at 7:15 p.m. It was surrounded by a glittering mist that seemed to come from the rear of the object. Two glowing spheres shot out from the craft, one shot off toward the north, the other toward the south. The witnesses reported suffering from headaches after their close encounter. (Source: Stan Gordon, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1982, p. 3).

1993 - A silent triangular UFO was seen for 10-15 seconds in Cache Creek, British Columbia on this night. The next morning at Baca Rach, Colorado in Saguache County a dead cow was discovered in the place where orange lights had been spotted hovering the night before. The cows rear end, tongue, and udder had been removed by cutting, and the jaw was bleached white. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 1993 Canadian UFO Survey, case 423; Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 90).

1999 - At four o'clock in the morning two men, Jose Trajano and Milton Leite, were preparing their boat to go fishing and had just exited the boat storage garage in Santana do Ipanema, Alagoas, Brazil when they spotted a huge cylindrical object hovering just above their heads. The object was 15 meters in length and was reddish in color. The craft then shone a beam of white light towards the ground and a short figure materialized within the light on the ground. The witnesses watched from about 600 meters away as this short being went back and forth within the lighted area, then floated back up into the object and disappeared. The craft then became brighter and rose up quickly, disappearing from sight in the darkness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti)

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 October 2009)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: calf abduction; cattle mutilation; cigar-shaped UFO with satellite objects; beam of light; contactee repeat encounter and otherworldly journey; cylindrical UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; EM vehicle ignition interference effect; human-looking UFOnauts; landing traces; light beams; multi-year reports from British Columbia, Colorado, and Pennsylvania; ovoid UFOs; paralysis; photographs; physiological effects: headaches; radio interference; red UFOs; short humanoids; small disc-shaped UFOs; triangular UFOs; UFO with satellite objects; unintelligible language.

© Donald A. Johnson