On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 7

1948 - Three men in dark drab flight suits were seen flying through the air at 250 feet altitude over Longview, Washington in the middle of the afternoon. They circled the city as fast as a freight train. They had apparatus on their sides that looked like they may have been wearing guns in holsters. They were seen briefly by three witnesses with the last names of Johnson and Pittman. (Source: Longview (WA) News, April 8, 1948; John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 207;  APRO Bulleltin, June 1980, p. 4).

1950 - Two ferrymen in Saint Ignace, Michigan watched a flying saucer race all over the sky over the Strait. It gave off a plasma glow. On the same day two railroad workers saw a flying saucer the size of a large airplane 3,000 feet over their train. Two silver discs were seen flying over Jericho and Ramallah in Israel and Palestine. At eleven o'clock in the morning a silver, rotating disc flew over a pen factory in Fort Madison, Iowa. It left a shower of sparks behind it. (Sources: newspaper clippings, April 11 & 8, 1950; Loren Gross, UFOs: A History - 1950: April-July, pp. 10 & 12; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211).

1957 - An ovoid shaped UFO hovered over a beach in Tahunanui, New Zealand at 3:30 p.m. It had sharply defined edges, and was five times the apparent size of the moon. It suddenly shot away to the north-northwest. (Source: Loren Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History - 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 27).

1964 - Three humanoids exited a landed UFO at one o'clock in the afternoon in Pocinhos, Brazil. They collected rock and plant specimens. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 264).

1966 - At 2:30 a.m. in Warminster, England two Army officers witnessed a top-shaped UFO fly from the east to the west at a high rate of speed. The UFO turned and rose, leaving a trail in the sky. It made no sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 6166; Arthur Shuttlewood,The Warminister Mystery: Astounding UFO Sightings, p. 14).

1966 - At 9:30 p.m. in Daniels Park near Denver, Colorado six 17-year-old young men and women were in a shelter in the park when they heard footsteps on the roof. Two boys went out to investigate and heard a buzzing noise that seemed to surround them. In the field they saw two red lights each about a foot in diameter. Meanwhile those left behind in the shelter witnessed a very tall man dressed in black standing outside. They left and started back to their car. When the buzzing started again they saw two blue lights low in the sky, which were joined by a very bright white light. Watching from the car, they continued to hear the sound, and saw "four things like footballs with domes on them." They drove away---with difficulty, for the engine kept stalling---and were followed by a "huge light" which did not reflect in the rearview mirror. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, case investigation files; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0707, citing Herb Roth for NICAP; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 754; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966).

1966 -- That same evening several luminous objects with bright red lights were seen hovering at a low altitude in Lincoln, Nebraska. They sped away. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 320).

1967 - At 11:00 p.m. three men in Balmoral, Victoria, Australia witnessed a small, silent ovoid-shaped UFO and shone a spotlight on it. The UFO buzzed the witnessed in response. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 4).

1974 - A multicolored cone-shaped UFO hovered over a car between Olympia and Lacey, Washington for several minutes on this night. It made a high pitched whining sound, then took off at a tremendous speed. (Source: Center for UFO Studies files May 1974, citing newspaper clipping).

1976 - A couple driving their car in Kontich, Belgium at 9:15 p.m. saw a dirigible-shaped UFO cross the road at a fairly low altitude. It had red and white spotlights around its perimeter. At 11:40 p.m. in Laroque Timbaut, France a three meter tall pinkish, ovoid object, 1 meter in diameter, hung just above the ground. It then jumped at distance of 200 meters almost instantaneously. (Sources: J. Delaire, UFO Register, Volume 7 (1976), p. 31; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11691).

1977 - Mr. Cyril John, age 64, a former local political leader, was up early for an early start to London at 5:00 a.m. in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales when he noticed a light shining in his bedroom window. Looking out he observed two objects. The first was a silvery-gray egg-shaped object with a bright orange-red light on top of it. It was about four feet across and was rocking gently in the air about 60 meters away. The second was a seven to eight foot tall humanoid figure, who floated in the air with arms out and legs bent back, like a "free fall parachutist." There was only about 35 feet between the man and the observer. No features could be seen on the figure's face, and it wore a uniformly silver-gray "boiler suit." It remained motionless in the air for more than 25 minutes. Then both the being and the ovoid object began slowly moving off, gradually disappearing from view in the distance. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-17 [A1719], citing Randall Jones Pugh, British UFO Research Association).

1979 - Several cars experienced electrical system failures on highway 33 in Bigand, Argentina at eight o'clock in the morning. Mr. Celotto, a farmer, saw an eight meter wide disc land, and circular ground traces were found later in a soybean field. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1979, p. 12).

1982 - A mushroom cap shaped flying disc paced two people in a car in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It had hazy lights and made odd maneuvers, not jerky but always smoothly executed. (Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing APRO Bulletin, June 1982).

1994 - The witnesses were out in an isolated area of Victoria, Argentina at 9:30 p.m. when they spotted a large white object apparently on the ground about 200 meters away. The object suddenly became brighter illuminating the nearby trees. A white line was now visible on the object, and they now saw 3 small lights moving within the object. The object grew in size, resembling a translucent bubble. Inside they could see eight to ten figures standing in a group. Seconds later a thick white fog enveloped the area. The object dimmed and shot straight up at high speed. Ground traces were found. (Source: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case 3181, citing Silvia P. Simondini).

2002 - A triangular formation of white lights was seen by a police woman at 3:16 a.m. in Hellifield, near Skipton, England. The lights travelled slowly through the sky in perfect unison, and then made a banking maneuver before disappearing from view. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 11).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 21 October 2009)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: buzzing sound, disc-shaped UFOs, domed football shaped UFOs, EM vehicle interference and other effects, flying human-looking beings, multi-year reports for England, ovoid UFOs, pendulum motion, silver daylight discs, shot off at hight speed, tall humanoid dressed in black, vertical ascent, whining sound.

© Donald A. Johnson