Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1897 - On this evening a cigar-shaped object flew with a wavy motion westward from Lake Michigan over Chicago, Illinois. It had red and green rotating lights. (Sources: Chicago Times-Herald, April 11, 1897; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 12; Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 281).
1897 - There were 49 reports of airship sightings on this date. There were 18 reports at night from all over Iowa, including Ames, Eldon, Ottumwa, Newton, Albia, Reinbeck, Shell, and Waterloo, Iowa. There were 17 reports from Illinois. On a farm in Carlinville, Illinois a cigar-shaped object with a dome landed in a field at 2:30 p.m. It flew off when observers approached. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 22).
1950 - At 4:00 a.m. two witnesses, Harrell and McMahan, reported that they witnessed a silent flash of light at Robins AFB, Georgia; then an eight-meter in diameter top-shaped object appeared and flew to the north. It gave off a neon red glow, and made a 90 degree turn to the east. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 11).
1952 - Late on this night a woman named Colle, who
was staying in an isolated stone building on an estate outside of Nimes, France was
awakened by the sounds of her dogs growling. She went out to
investigate, followed by her dogs. Near another smaller stone building
she came upon three giant human like figures and a smaller normal
looking human. The human spoke perfect French and communicated with the
witness, acting as a translator. The giant humanoids were well-built
and dark complexioned, somewhat resembling “Hindus.” One appeared older
and seemed to be the leader. He had a half marble stuck to his
forehead and wore a strap around his neck holding a box with buttons.
The “normal” human claimed that the aliens originally took him away
years ago. The older giant explained that they had originally
introduced the first human colony on earth, but as a penal colony.
Later they showed her their craft, which had been hidden nearby.
It was huge and shaped like a straw hat, and hovered silently just
above the ground. She was given various demonstrations of their
ability to levitate and dematerialize objects. Before leaving, the
giants told her that they had come to take vegetation and mineral
samples in order to evaluate the consequences of atomic explosions. She
claimed numerous psychic experiences after the encounter. (Sources:
David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2047; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 314; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1952, case # 1271, citing Joel Mesnard, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 309).
1954 - On this night near Caracas, Venezuela Sr. Emelino Martinez was walking back from hunting in the hills outside of the city when there was a sudden movement in the nearby bushes. Martinez stopped and stood motionless, shotgun at the ready, when the thrashing noise happened again. He waited briefly before resuming his walk toward his parked automobile. He next heard a blood curling guttural noise. Terrified, he dropped his day's catch and ran for his car. An unintelligible shout behind him indicated that whatever creature it was, it was close to him. He stopped for an instant to glance back toward his pursuer. He then saw two bizarre creatures running after him. They were short, and looked like a half man, half monkey. They were covered with dark hair. Martinez reached the car fumbling with his pockets for the keys. He dropped the keys and picked them up and attempted to open the car. He was then suddenly grabbed from behind. He fell together with his assailant into a ditch besides the road. He dropped his shotgun as two powerful arms closed over his throat. He managed to break free and scrambled towards the car. The creature jumped on top of him, screaming, growling, and biting like a mad animal. He could not reach his shotgun, so he grabbed a large rock and repeatedly smashed his attacker on the head. Screams of pain slashed through the dark night.
Martinez saw his attacker move backward, blood spurting from his head wounds. He then dashed to his car. He snapped the door locked as the two creatures lunged against the car, pounding their hairy fists against the windows in frustrated rage. He managed to start the car and drove away at very high speed directly to the police station. The next day, Martinez and some friends returned to the site and recovered his shotgun they also found some blood stained leaves. They questioned locals and were told that strange disc shaped objects had been seen in the area and that; cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs, and two young farmhands had disappeared on the mountain. The farmers have also seen black, bristly haired dwarfs that hid in caves and kidnapped both livestock and humans. Martinez never returned to the area to hunt again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 2992, citing Warren Smith, Triangle of The Lost).
1957 - At 4:50 p.m. a disc-shaped object hovered, swaying back-and-forth over Kensington, London, England. There were three independent witnesses who reported the sighting. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4919).
1958 - Starting at 3:30 a.m. between Keta and Accra, off the coast of Ghana another disc-shaped object was seen swaying in a falling leaf motion for an hour. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, September-October 1970, p. 28).
1960 - Photographs were taken of two big, white discs over Mount St. Christopher southeast of Le Boulou, Pyrenees-Orientales, France. They vanished and then reappeared. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 5904, citing LDLN Lecteurs).
1962 - Mario Zuccula, age 27, was walking home in San Casciano, Tuscany, Italy
on this evening when he suddenly felt a current of cold air.
He was paralyzed with fear when he saw a white object, 25-30 feet in
diameter and metallic in appearance, which hovered seven feet above the
ground. A metallic cylinder five feet in diameter was lowered from the
bottom of the craft, and two beings less than five feet tall emerged
through a door in the cylinder lit by a source inside. They wore shiny
metallic coveralls, and took him inside briefly. A low voice,
similar to the sound from an electronic device, told him they would
return at the end of the fourth moon, one hour before dawn, with a
message. The beings had their heads covered with hoods. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1962, p. 5; Roberto Pinotti, Flying Saucers, January 1966, p. 55; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 529).
1966 - On this night three married couples in Albany, New York sighted a bright egg-shaped object that hovered over the Hudson River. (Source: Albany Knickerbocker, April 11, 1966; Richard Bonenfant, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 48).
1967 - At 8:57 p.m. a large ovoid UFO stopped and hovered over Lier, Antwerp, Belgium; then two bell-shaped saucers exited and orbited the larger object. They all vanished at once. (Source: APRO Bulletin, 19670504; UFO Nachtrichten, September 1967; Jacques Bonabot, Catalog of Belgian Cases, case # 211).
1968 - At 9:00 p.m. two groups of three bright lights flew in a triangular formation over Ipswich, Massachusetts. They swung in a pendulum motion and changed colors from red to blue to green to white. They made no sound. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler Raymond, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 351, case 68-15).
Ipswich, Massachusetts - 1968
1968 - Three witnesses saw flashing red lights hovering 50 feet above the ground near Estella, Conejos County, Colorado after 11:00 p.m. (Sources: Kansas City Star, November 17, 1968; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1968, p. 7).
1969 - At ten o’clock in the evening, in the midst of a flurry of UFO sightings in various regions of Brazil, student Marco Antonio von Kruger in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais state, Brazil noticed interference on his TV. He looked out his window and saw a “vague shape in movement” and also heard garbage cans being overturned. The next day he found that someone or some creature had been rummaging through the garbage cans. At about the same time that Marco reported his observation, a worker returning home not far from Marco’s home observed an enormous round UFO hovering near the ground from which came “strange measured, muffled sounds.” (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-30, citing FSR Case Histories # 6).
1973 - A woman driving along US highway 1 in southern Rhode Island at around 9:00 p.m. saw a reddish-orange object move toward her car, then pass directly overhead. He car lights dimmed and the engine faltered. The object was estimated to be 42 feet in diameter, and was surrounded by a green haze. (Source: Donald R. Todd, APRO Bulletin, May-June 1973, p. 9).
1973 - On this evening sheriffs and others in Bernie and Dexter, Missouri saw at least three UFOs over their towns. The objects changed color from white to red to blue, and moved irregularly across sky, starting, stopping, and changing speeds. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 340).
1974 - The witness, Mr. Smith, had just left work shortly after midnight and was driving toward Waterville, Ohio on Rte. 64 when his motor and lights died near the town of Whitehouse, Ohio. He got out of the car and noticed a car behind him stop. The driver, normally dressed and with gray hair, approached and offered the witness "proof" of his extraordinary powers by dematerializing a rock with a small, hand held device. He then told the witness to he should save his marriage, and promised subsequent "contacts." (Sources: Don Elkins, Secrets of the UFOs, p. 14; Ted Bloecher, 1975 MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings, p. 56; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-15, citing Earl Neff & Larry Moyes).
1976 - On King Island in the Bass Strait between Victoria, Australia and Tasmania a silent cross-shaped UFO beamed a light at a duck hunter's car in a close encounter at 5:30 a.m. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, October 1978, p. 3; Ronald Story, Encyclopedia of UFOs, p. 380).
1978 - A police officer at a stakeout for animal mutilators sighted a silent, 12 foot long red-glowing cylinder at 5:20 a.m. in Goochland, Virginia float away from a pasture. It flew sideways at 20 feet altitude. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, April 1988; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 12615, citing MUFON).
1978 - The police received over 60 calls of a big round object with a rod through it seen flying over Interstate 90 north of Hartford, Connecticut around 11:00 a.m. (Source: Hartford (CT) Courant, April 11, 1978).
1980 - At 9:30 p.m. a hovering red disc-shaped object searched the ground in Lincolnton, North Carolina with a beam of light, then took off at a 45 degree angle, making an intense humming sound. A red sphere was seen later south of town at treetop level. There were three witnesses. (Sources: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 25).
1983 - A luminous disc-shaped object landed in a field in Ross, Ohio during a rainstorm at 8:20 p.m. There were three witnesses in two cars. There was also radio interference reported and a brief power outage. A dog vocalized and bristled when the object landed. While on the ground the landed disc pulsated in the field. The UFO rose from field illuminating the area, showing its body lights, and accelerated rapidly out of sight, leaving behind ground marks and other physical traces. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, August 1983; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 28, 65, 259, 265 & 282).
1989 - On this night in Dibich, Bulgaria the witness of a previous UFO close encounter was visited at home by an undescribed "evil" being who was accompanied by a fireball-like object and a huge hairy humanoid. The visitor allegedly wanted to "take possession" of the witness's soul. She resisted but was visited several more times after this date by the same beings. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 719, citing Richard F. Haines, Joint USA-CIS Aerial Anomaly Federation Report).
1994 - At 9:20 p.m. four copper-colored cigar-shaped objects were seen moving south to north in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada performing maneuvers while in flight. (Source: Frank Ducks, 1994 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 26).
1995 - Four people witnessed a dark "cloud" near the roadside in a rural area of Merweville, Western Cape, South Africa at 7:30 a.m. It maneuvered against the wind, then rose up and hid inside a real cloud. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO AfriNews, issue 13, January 1996).
1995 - A metallic gray, pie-pan shaped saucer flew over Jordan Street in Pensacola, Florida at 1:10 p.m., and then vanished. Its apparent size was two inches at arm's length. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1995).
1996 - A woman in Morphett Vale, South Australia saw two identical, orange colored oval-shaped lights at 7:00 p.m. They pulsed on and off as the went from the north-northwest to the east-northeast at approximately 30 degrees elevation. The passed under the heavy cloud cover. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia).
1997 - A silver hotdog-shaped object was seen in Stovall, Georgia at 2:20 in the afternoon. Its apparent size was equivalent to a two-inch long cylinder held at arm's length, and was estimated to be about 1/2 mile away when first seen. During the second sighting it was much farther away and about the apparent size of the Moon. (Source: MUFON case files CDROM database, case # 970410E, field investigator John C. Thompson).
1998 - At 9:07 p.m. a triangular-shaped UFO was seen in the southwestern sky in Pueblo, Colorado. It zigzagged in flight, and then scanned the area with a beam of light. It circled passenger jet, then changed shape, dividing into different colors. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 203, citing the Pueblo Chieftain, April 19, 1998).
2001 - At around two o'clock in the morning Julia Da Silva was standing by a window in her house in Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil looking out at some nearby woods, when she noticed a strange light in the sky. The light suddenly descended 500 meters into the forest. Using binoculars, Julia was able to see a very bright object on the ground in a clearing. She was able to see several short shadowy figures running around the object. After about three minutes the object lifted off and circled around the forest, and then shot away towards Belo Horizonte. In that city some other witnesses saw a luminous object cavorting about overhead. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti).
2001 - Another humanoid report occurred in Welland, Ontario, Canada at 8:45 p.m. The main witness was walking his friend home along the canal when his friend pointed out a light shining on the shore. They noticed this beam of light bouncing on the rocks. He then looked down into the canal and there was a pinkish being in the water. It turned its head and saw them, and he could see thatits eyes were deeply imbedded in its face. As soon as it saw them the creature dove under the water and they didn't see it again. Meanwhile, his friend was busy staring at the light in the sky. It was moving very fast in what seemed like circles. At first they thought it might have been a spotlight coming from the ground, but they ruled that out because the clouds were low and they would have seen the beam. They next thought it could have been a helicopter, but dismissed the idea because there was no sound and nothing like that would have been in the area. The object disappeared, then came back after thirty seconds, then disappeared again. They waited awhile but it did not return again. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Apr. 2001 webpage, report made April 11, 2001).
2002 - In Barrie, Ontario, Canada a zig-zagging light was sighted at low altitude at 11:00 p.m. travelling east-southeast at a speed beyond the current capability of human technology. The sighting lasted 45 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Apr. 2001 webpage, report uploaded May 14, 2002).
2007 - A cigar-shaped object was seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 2:00 p.m. It demonstrated great speed, and the ability to hover. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Apr. 2007 webpage).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 October 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: animal reaction: dog vocalized and bristled; cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs; color changing UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed disc; EM effects: TV and radio interference, power outage, vehicle ignition interference effect; giant humanoids; human looking UFOnauts; humming sound; Man in Black (MIB); multi-year reports from Ontario; ovoid UFOs; pendulum motion; red and reddish-orange UFOs; short humanoids; triangular UFO; zigzag maneuvers.