On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 2

On the evening of this day in 1958 a cigar-shaped UFO maneuvered along the course of the Ohio River. It had a long row of portholes along its side, and flew downriver. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 137).

1967 - Late on this night in Medina, New York Miss Shane Kurz, who had been observing UFOs maneuvering in the skies for the past several nights, had gone to bed after seeing another one. She suddenly felt paralyzed, and then lost track of time. She remembers a bright light outside her window and a loud humming sound. Her next memory is waking up with her foot covered with mud, her eyes swollen shut, and a triangular shaped burn mark on her abdomen. Later under hypnosis, she remembered being somehow taken into an ovoid metallic gray craft with lights around a revolving rim. She found herself inside an octagon-shaped room with lights that seemed to emanate from all around her. She was then placed on a black slab like table and was unable to move. Later she saw a being with an oval-shaped face, very light skin, and large black almond shaped eyes. The being communicated with her, apparently by using telepathy, and told her she would not be harmed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 1937, citing personal communication from the witness, Shane (Kurz) Sia).

In 1971, a middle-aged man in Greenhill, New South Wales, Australia was standing in his kitchen at around 10 p.m. when he noticed a small entity standing outside. The man, an Australian aborigine, next felt a sucking force that pulled him outside, smashing him through a glass window that had an iron bar across it with a clearance of less than a foot. His wife, hearing the pane of glass breaking, entered the kitchen in time to see her 5' 2" husband disappearing horizontally through the lower pane, which was 4.5 feet from the floor. To jump through it would have been impossible, as it was only 32 inches wide and only 10 inches in height, and fronted upon the kitchen sink. The distance to the ground outside was seven feet. The man was terrified, yet he could not run from the strange being out of fear. Instead, he went towards it. He was discovered on the ground by a relative, cut and bruised, seven feet away from the smashed glass. This strange occurrence took place only hours after a number of people in nearby Kempsey had observed a strange bright light in the sky. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1971, p. 3; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-13, citing Miss Patricia Riggs).

In 1972 a UFO was seen over Greensburg, Pennsylvania at 9:30 p.m., swaying back and forth in the sky in a "falling leaf" motion. (Source: Stan Gordon, Westmoreland County UFO Study Group).

Mr. Bazargani from Chalus, Iran was walking through a forest near his home on this day in 1976 when he had a UFO stop directly overhead. He realized he was paralyzed and could not move when he saw four beings emerge from the craft via a ladder. They took him aboard and brought him into a oval-shaped room. The UFO occupants were described as having big noses and thin lips. They took a strange looking instrument that emitted light and scanned it over his body from head to foot. His abduction lasted two days. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1466).

Another UFO abduction occurred on this day in 1980 in Pudasjarvi, Finland. Ms. Ivanoff, age 25, was driving her car across a bridge when her car entered a fog and her car headlights were deflected upwards. She saw a silver domed disc with portholes overhead. She next lost consciousness and experienced a two-hour period of time loss. She later recalled interacting with Grey aliens and encountering an environment in an otherworldly environment. They conducted a medical exam on her and returned her to her car. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, Volume 1, p. 100).

On this day in 1986, author Whitley Strieber's young son was abducted for what may have been the first time, from the family cabin in Orange County, New York. A huge black disc was involved with the abduction experience. (Source: Whitley Streiber, Communion).

Two abductions occurred on this night in 1988, one in Massachusetts and another in Gulf Breeze, Florida. (Sources: Joe Nyman and the UFO Newsclipping Service).

Another abduction occurred on this night in 1989, presumably connected with the UFO phenomenon. A woman in Tennessee noticed in the dark a thin humanoid outside her home. It had a bluish complexion. Five men appeared, four apparently human, wearing olive-drab uniforms. The fifth was a dark-haired humanoid that wore a khaki coat. She was taken away in a black van. On the same day a UFO appeared low over the Santa Fe de Bogotá airport in Colombia, causing air traffic controllers to divert several flights to land in other airports. The UFO was sighted by pilots, ATCs, and many other witnesses, and also appeared on radar. (Sources: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case 1683, citing Karla Turner, Taken; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 221).

A large cylinder with many lights flew slowly over Faribault, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. in 1991, and hovered for a short while. There were many witnesses, who also attested to the presence of many military aircraft in the sky at the same time. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer catalogue of UFO reports, 1988-1994, case 1060, citing the UFO Newsclipping Service.)

At 12:20 a.m. in 1994, French soldiers in St. Joseph, Reunion Island watched a disc or ovoid-shaped object hover over the Indian Ocean for 85 minutes, emitting rays of light. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 325).

One year later, at 11:00 p.m. in 1995, a metallic disc hovered for two minutes over Pujaut, France and directed a beam of light at the witness. A widespread power outage was experienced in the area at the same time. (Source: Banque O.V.N.I., p. 095).

In 1996 at 11 a.m. in Varginha, Brazil a silver disc flew in and stopped over a factory. A second disc also flew in and merged into the first disc. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone, p. 333).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 November 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, beams of light, disc-shaped UFOs, EM effect: power outage, Grey aliens, levitation, ovoid shaped UFO, paralysis, pendulum motion, short humanoid, silvery or gray metallic UFOs.