On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 3

1948 - At 6:35 a.m. in San Martino, Lombardy, Italy bus driver Guiseppe Langiano and railway stationmaster Sr. Bavota saw a luminous orange domed disc hovering about 10 meters above the ground at Fara Di Cigno which stopped 12 meters away from them. It was shaped like an inverted bowl, about 10-15 meters in diameter, and surmounted by a transparent looking dome or “upside-down cup.” It was also emitting a very bright beam of white light. A humanoid being floated down to the ground from the object. He wore a stiff, metallic looking one-piece garment with heavy metallic gauntlets. He looked like a "big puppet" about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height. He had "two round holes in place of eyes.” When Sr. Langiano approached, it re-entered the UFO, which then took off. (Sources: Solas Boncompgni, UFO in Italia, p. 94; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1948-06 (A0145), citing Solas Boncompgni; Verga Maurizio, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue).

1949 - In Dillon, Montana construction company owner Gosta Miller and three others watched an unidentified flying object shaped like two plates attached face-to-face at 11:55 a.m. The object had a matte bottom and a bright aluminum top. The dimensions of the object were estimated to be 20-feet in diameter by 4-5 feet thick. It rocked or rotated in six cycles, descended, rocked, flew, and rocked. All of these maneuvers happened very fast. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. Volume 2: 1949, p. 60).

1956 - A flying humanoid, described as a "silver-colored angel" was sighted flying north over a coal and iron plant in Birmingham, Alabama on this night. (Source: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence--New York Newsletter, May 1956, p. 5).

1962 - In Wurtland, Kentucky on the Ohio River at 9:50 p.m. EDT witnesses G.R. Wells and J. Lewis, using a 117x telescope, watched a small stationary object in the sky change in brightness and give off smoke. It remained in the same position for six minutes. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #7851; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 106.

1964 - At 9:00 p.m. Mr. R. Wold, a graduate student in anthropology, his wife, and two others in their car saw four huge red lights in a rectangular formation near the ground in Monticello, Wisconsin. There was an intense white light above the four red lights, apparently attached to a large object that came to very near ground level, hovered, tilted, and flew off very fast as they were driving about two kilometers west of Monticello. The sighting lasted from three to four minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 51; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 594; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 88; UNICAT database, case 384, citing Thomas Olsen and others).

1965 - Two traveling salesmen were driving toward Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil at 11:20 p.m. when they saw something in the sky that looked like a bright red infrared lamp. It shined a beam of light down on their car. The object then descended just above the car, and the car then began to vibrate and its lights went out. They then saw another ray of light come down from the UFO onto their vehicle, whereupon the driver lost driving control and the vehicle skidded sideways and came to a stop. The red globe-shaped object then landed in front of the car, and two humanoids that resembled robots came out from the UFO and began to approach. Both men got out; one had a rifle that he fired at the entities. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion and the two men were blinded and could hear nothing. Fifteen minutes later they could see again, but the object and the two entities had already gone. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next?, p. 219; Richard F Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 222).

1968 - On this afternoon at around 1:45 p.m. Mrs. Mabel Walch and her nephew, John were driving toward Newport by the shore of one of the Narrabeen Lakes in New South Wales, Australia. They saw a strange creature standing near the road in shallow water. The being was just over four feet tall and had a tough leathery dark gray skin, like an elephant. Its legs were round and thick. Its arms, or forelegs, were small, and as they watched it ambled out of the water with "a strange shuffling walk, but quite fast." They only saw it briefly before it ran into the scrub. Mrs. Walch said "it's head reminded me of an anteater's trunk." The chin or probiscus was rigid and squared off at the end, and "stuck down and out at an angle." It had no ears nor a tail, but it had small eyes. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-23, citing Keith Basterfield).

1968 - A schoolteacher named Mrs. Lietha was driving down the highway with her son in Cochrane, Wisconsin when a red-orange object flew over and hovered above her car, causing the engine and lights to fail as well as that of a second vehicle. The witnesses felt a sensation of weightlessness as well as heat from the object. Twenty minutes later a second vehicle interference case occurred in Waukesha, Wisconsin to a married couple named Blake. (Sources: (1) Brad Sparks, Computer Catalog of Type 9 Cases, case 120; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 239; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1968, p. 8; UNICAT database, case 385, citing J. Allen Hynek; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 47; (2) Glenn McWane, The New UFO Sightings, p. 55).

1968 - Late that same night in Itabara, Brazil several teenage girls were walking home when they encountered a tall man dressed totally in black, who lept out of nowhere and flashed a beam of light at them. The figure then disappeared. Several days later two of the girls accosted by the stranger began to go into trances and speak in strange foreign tongues. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case #1059, citing Brad Steiger, Saga UFO Report, August 1976).

1975 - There were over 29 separate, independent UFO sightings and close encounters in Robeson, Hoke, Sampson, Bladen, Pitt, and Columbus counties in the early morning hours and again in the evening centered on Lumberton, North Carolina. The first sighting occurred in Lumberton at 1:45 a.m. on Highway 301 where a delta-shaped object the size of a car was sighted by police officers hovering over a water tower. It then shot off to the north. At 2:05 a.m. two sheriff deputies in Hoke County pursued a delta-shaped object flying northeast toward Sampson County. At 2:20 a.m. a silent object with a searchlight flew over Highway 55 in Roseboro, North Carolina at 200 feet altitude and lit up some pecan trees. At 3:30 a.m. a police officer on Highway 701 in Elizabethtown, North Carolina chased an object along Highway 701 before losing it into the cloud cover. That night at 10:30 p.m. a police officer named Godley in Grimesland, North Carolina sighted a disc-shaped object with red, blue and white lights that zigzagged through the sky. At 11:45 p.m. there were sightings north of Rowland in Robeson County and in Scotland County on Highway 71. At 11:47 p.m. a Sheriff's deputy named Lewis pursued a V-shaped craft flying to the northeast toward Red Springs. (Sources: Dwight Connelly, Skylook, May 1975, p. 3; Jennie Zeidman, Lumberton Report: UFO Activity in Southern North Carolina, pp. 5-8; Raleigh News Observer, April 6, 1975).

1982 - At around three o'clock in the morning a woman schoolteacher in Bolingbrook, Illinois was awakened by a high pitched sound "like a blender running in a box." She looked out at the cloudy, windy and cold weather conditions in her residential neighborhood and saw a bright blue domed disc-shaped object land next to some power lines. It lifted off and then landed a second time. The UFO had blue lights around the rim, and was only about 50 yards away. The blue light from the object illuminated the area as bright as day. A street light went out. The police received calls of power outages and blue flashes at the same time. (Sources: Fred Merritt, International UFO Reporter, July 1982, p. 6; UNICAT database, case 25, citing Fred Merritt).

1988 - A mother and daughter were awakened by a throbbing sensation and the sound of a tree falling in Gulf Breeze, Florida at 2:45 a.m. They looked out and saw a flying object only 50 feet above the ground, with a circle of orange "porthole-like" lights around its middle. A beam of light struck the mother, who had a strong feeling of being watched. The entire encounter lasted over two hours. The mother is also employed as a schoolteacher (see the other schoolteacher reports in 1968 and 1982 for similarities). (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 18, citing field investigator V. Lyons).

1992 - At around two o'clock in the morning in Cicero, Illinois a woman was lying in bed next to her husband when she heard her bedroom window open, making a creaking sound. She then was unable to move. Moments later she saw three short humanoid creatures with chalky colored skin, big heads, and big eyes walking around her bed. They stood next to her. She was completely paralyzed and apparently her pet cat was also affected. She does not recall anything else, except that she awoke the next morning feeling empty. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case # 2159, citing Unsolved UFO Sightings, Fall 1994).

1995 - At around three o'clock in the morning the witness was alone in his room in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany when several short gray entities appeared. Although frightened, he experienced telepathic communication with them and managed to blurt out "I love you, I love you!" The entities disappeared and three minutes later he had an out-of-body experience in which he experienced himself sitting outside his body as it lay on the bed. Suddenly he perceived a stream of beautiful golden light pouring forth from the base of his spine. He believes that it was a "soul" the gray entities had injected into his body. After that he experienced a sensation of sublime happiness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2936, citing Andrew Brough).

1995 - On this afternoon several children playing at an elementary school in La Vega, Orocovis, Puerto Rico noticed a four-foot tall creature standing next to a tree nearby their playing field. The creature was gray colored with a large oval head and huge dark eyes. It seemed to be distracted, looking intently at the passing vehicles on a nearby road. It was moving its head rapidly from side to side. The frightened children quickly left the area, and when they returned later the creature had gone. Later that same night a young man driving on State Route 155 on the outskirts of Orocovis, Puerto Rico was surprised to see a strange creature standing in the middle of the road. The creature was described as gray in color, about 4 feet tall, with a large oval shaped head and large black eyes. Momentarily stunned, he stepped on the gas in order to get away, but incredibly the short gray creature was able to run twice around the moving vehicle at terrific speed. Completely frightened, the witness sped up some more and drove away from the area. Thinking he had hit the creature with his car, he looked back and saw it still standing in the middle of the road. It then ran quickly into the woods and disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, cases # 2116 and # 2117, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI, issue # 6).

1998 - Two men names Fisher and Schmidt took five photographs of a silent maneuvering silver ovoid or disc, that was oval on the top and flat on the bottom. The sighting occurred on a clear day on the Pecos River at Route 84 in De Baca County, New Mexico at 11:00 a.m. The UFO was rapidly vibrating up and down. (Source: Nicholas Schmidt, MUFON UFO Journal, July 1999, p. 8).

2003 - At 11:57 p.m. several tiny UFOs shaped like tubes with rotating spirals around them, appeared over Zawra Park in Baghdad, Iraq. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2003, p. 31, citing Filers' Files, April 9, 2003).

2003 - A dark, flying cross-shaped object with panels of lights on the underside flew low over the river in Terrace, British Columbia at 10:55 p.m. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2003, case #134, citing HBCCUFO).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 March 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aluminum colored or silver colored UFOs; anteater-like creature; bedroom visitations; close encounters by schoolteachers; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; electrical interference and power outages; flying humanoid; Grey humanoids; high pitched buzzing noise; light beams; low level UFOs; MIB; oscillating motion; physiological effects: blindness, paralysis; red UFOs; rocking; sensation of heat; tilting; UFO emitting smoke or fog; UFOs in rectangular formation; vehicle EM effects.