On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 6

1950 - A huge sparkling saucer shaped object moved across the sky heading west over Westfield, Massachusetts on this day. It made a roaring sound as it flew. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p. 9).

1952 - At 2:59 p.m. in Temple, Texas fifty to seventy-five gray-white discs continually changed position within a flight formation. The UFOs tilted in unison every 12-15 seconds during the 3.8 minute sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1099; Project Blue Book Report # 7, May 31, 1952; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - A man named Poprocky wrote to report that at 8:15 p.m. he watched five lights in the evening sky over Sharon, Pennsylvania that looked like "a sideview of someone blowing smoke rings." (Source: Edward Sullivan, Civilian Saucer Intelligence/Los Angeles case files, letter dated April 22, 1952).

1956 -Two men saw a silvery, balloon-shaped craft about two meters in diameter land in a field 100 meters away from them, about eight kilometers east of McKinney, Texas. They stopped their car to investigate, but the object took off at fantastic speed. (Sources: Project Blue Book; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, pp. 252-253).

1966 - At eleven o'clock in the morning in Clayton, Victoria, Australia numerous independent witnesses including dozens of schoolchildren and teachers from Westall High School watched a metallic disc-shaped UFO land in a nearby field, then take off again, while several Cessna-type aircraft and other silvery "plane-like" objects circled the area. Some of the witnesses found a perfect circle of flattened grass on the ground, while others encountered military or government personnel in the area who warned them to stay away. Some witnesses said they saw a cow in the paddock where the object came down. The animal was reportedly to have been in such a distressed state that it eventually had to be put down. One student who arrived before the others was found in a dazed, trance-like state. Other schoolchildren saw the UFO on the ground and a normal looking man in white coveralls walking around it, telling everyone to stay back. Another man appeared, this one wearing a dark uniform with an emblem on it. One of the men was seen entering the object, while the other vanished. The object emitted a loud humming sound and then took off. (Sources: Bill Chalker, The OZ Files; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966, case # 3125).

1967 - In a series of nightly encounters that began March 28th, in Conifer, Colorado on this night at 12:30 a.m. two lights appeared that looked like flashlights on a hill over the Davis ranch. The sister, K. Davies, saw a man in dark clothes and wearing a hood on top of the big hill, and later saw a lighted object hovering at the level of the horizon for a long time, that later ascended. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0805, citing Oleta Havelock and David Saunders).

1967 - In the same state in Redvale, Colorado later that evening, a single witness saw an orange-colored UFO about 100 feet in diameter upon driving over a hill. The car's lights went out and the engine backfired but it did continue running. The witness felt increased heat, so turned the car around. However, the object started following the car. Eventually it left the car and hovered over a store by the road. A second witness saw this portion of this event. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 196, citing CUFOS).

1967 - At shortly after 9:00 p.m. a reddish-orange light paced a Canadian Pacific Western airliner flying near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and then sped away. The UFO was tracked on radar for 20 seconds. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1967, p. 11; Gene Duplantier, Flying Saucers, December 1967, p. 11; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 118, 243, 335).

1972 - A huge, dark cigar-shaped object flew toward the east slowly for 30 minutes over Vidauban, Var department, France at 2:30 a.m. It had lights on top and bottom, and flew without making a sound. It was confirmed that no planes were up flying at the time. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 124).

1973 - At 11:30 a.m. a domed disc-shaped object with portholes and landing gear came down and landed in the woods four miles west of Ellsinore, Missouri. At the landing site were found three holes in the ground arranged in a triangle pattern, and some damaged foliage. (Sources: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 541; BUFORA Journal, December 1973; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 263).

1973 - At 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Thompson of Charleston, Missouri saw egg-shaped object at treetop level after her TV set went off and on. She then saw a bright flash of light in her kitchen. (Sources: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 5 (1974), case 200; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 340).

1975 - At 2:00 a.m. two 18-year-old youths, Rod Seagraves and Mike Lewandowski, were driving west on highway A from Wausau, Wisconsin toward Athens when their CB radio stopped working. Mike saw a UFO about 1500 feet north of the road. It was flat on the bottom and dome-shaped on top, and was on or just above the ground. It shone with a pulsating silvery-gray light. In another five minutes of driving they saw what looked like a seven-foot tall "tree trunk" near the road. It was about 100 feet away, and Mike saw it moving slowly. He then drove away toward the west. Reaching Wausau, they parked the car behind a restaurant and both fell asleep at around three a.m. When they awoke at 6:30 a.m. the car was in a different location in the parking lot, both were dirty, and a quarter of a tank of gasoline was gone, which suggested to them that they had driven back to the location of the UFO, but had no recollection of doing so. In subsequent months Mike reported having trouble with his thinking, and his memory was poorer than before the incident. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-19, citing Richard Heiden for CUFOS).

1975 - A sighting at sea occurred on this day by the crew of the Japanese ship Shinto Maru, sailing off Singapore. The white, domed disc-shaped UFO skimmed the water, then ascended. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 137).

Shinto Maru near Singapore - 1975


1975 - At 5:15 p.m. five red lights in close formation came in over the Strickland farm one mile north of Pembroke, North Carolina at an estimated speed of 100 mph. They landed not far away, with smoke rising from the ground. At the landing site there were six burnt trees. (Sources: Ted Phillips, Skylook, December 1975, p. 16; Jennie Zeidman, The Lumberton Report: UFO Activity in southern North Carolina, p. 21).

1975 - On this night in San Juan, Puerto Rico Willie Lopez, a disc jockey, was working in the penthouse studio of WBMJ atop the Darlington Hotel when he heard three knocks on the window of the terrace behind his control panel. There was no way for anyone to get out there without going through the studio, and Lopez had seen no one come in. Curious, he went to the window and saw a "glowing figure" outside that ran and hid behind one of the columns atop the hotel structure. Nervous, he called the station manager Jose Manuel in the hotel. He then went back to the window and saw a luminous oval object 40 feet wide, no more than 4 feet from the hotel tower, performing a slight rocking motion in the air. He was so stunned that he pulled the curtains from the curtain rod. Going back to the controls, he cut into the music broadcast to describe to his listening audience what had just happened. About this time, Jose Manuel arrived at the studio. The disc jockey was in such a state of shock that he had to be taken to the hospital and sedated. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-15, citing Sebastian Robiou Lamarche).

1977 - The witness, a woman in her thirties living on Rue Cleroux, Ste. Dorothee, Quebec, Canada was in her kitchen at seven p.m. when she saw a strong light come in her back window. When she raised the blind she saw a disc-shaped object with a dazzling, pulsating white luminosity, about 35 feet in diameter. It was hovering several yards above a tree 35 feet tall. It bore a pulsating red luminous domed cupola on top without windows. Around its lower periphery revolved yellow, green, blue, and red blinking lights. She heard a buzzing sound like a huge swarm of bees.

After watching the UFO for perhaps 15 seconds, she ran to her bathroom and hid. Two minutes later the noise and the light ceased. She went out on the street in front of her house where she found a 13-year-old boy, Jos Madison, pointing a carbine at the sky. The now silent disc-shaped UFO was hovering 100 feet up in a tilted position. Jos did not fire his gun, but called to his friend Alair Narby, also 13 years old. Jos's two sisters also joined them and watched the UFO, which was now moving from place to place above the houses by jumps too rapid to observe. It then stopped in place for more than five minutes, during which Mrs. Madison came out and also observed it.

Now after sunset, the UFO moved off toward the Nadon River, where it again dashed back and forth. The two boys followed it to the Nadon field by the river, in which there was a temporary pond formed by melted snow. They saw the UFO approach the river, flying very low, and it skimmed over the pond producing a loud sizzle of boiling water. It then landed behind a slight rise. It then emitted a very strident sharp sound. After four or five minutes a humanoid being appeared, visible from the waist up because of the terrain. He had a helmeted head, shiny red and metallic shoulders, and was seen from the rear. He appeared in front of the object. Above his head was a red light, apparently floating in midair. He looked to the right and left, then bent down and was not seen again. Shortly afterward the disc rose, lit up, and at an altitude of about 65 feet resumed its erratic movements. Darkness had fallen and the boys returned home, finally running because it seemed to them the UFO was following them. They temporarily suffered partial deafness, perhaps from the UFO's noise. At least three families on the block experienced total interference with their TV reception during this time. At the landing site different tracks and what appeared to be footprints were found. (Sources: Marc Leduc, UFO Quebec, April 1977, issue # 10; HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-74, citing Marc Leduc).

1980 - Three bright spheres hovered low over a house in Lodz, Poland spreading a blinding light. Frightened, the couple living in the house locked themselves in and came out only the following morning, when the three spheres had gone. (Source: E. Russo, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 8).

1986 - On this night at 8:45 p.m. a large disc-shaped ojbect was seen over San Francisco, California. It split into two discs, then a third disc joined the pair, making a V formation that flew off rapidly to the north. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, case 1064).

1994 - Early in the night at one o'clock in the morning a 60-foot diameter disc was sighted hovering briefly over a road in Welcombe, Devonshire, England. It then shot off to the west and out to sea. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1994).

2000 - At 8:35 p.m. two bright green objects were seen shooting through the sky over Arlington, Texas with an orange object circling around the lead object. There were two other reports from Texas on this afternoon and evening as well. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - At 4:50 p.m. a high altitude object was seen flying over Phoenix, Arizona. It stopped, started, made 90 degree turns, and reflected sunlight. It had no exterior lights. An airliner was seen passing below the UFO. Fifteen minutes later a spherical UFO came from the south, stopped, made some sharp turns, and flew off toward the east. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2003, p. 30, citing Filer's Files April 9, 2003).

2005 - In Oakdale, California a glowing orange-colored spherical object zigzagged across the sky at a high rate of speed at 8:40 p.m. It was completely silent.

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 December 2005)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: back-and-forth maneuvers; buzzing sound; car and aircraft pacings; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; human-looking UFOnauts; landings; maneuvering UFOs; missing time; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from Texas; nautical UFO: UFOs skims surface of ocean; physical effects: water sizzles and boils in close proximity to UFO, footprints, ground traces; physiological effects: partial temporary deafness, memory loss, cognitive impairment, sensation of heat; orange UFOs; silent UFOs; silvery metallic UFOs; triangular landing gear imprint pattern; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson