On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 11

1897 - On this night a farmer in Lock Mills, Indiana claimed he was visited by a man in an airship who projected pictures onto the side of his barn. (Source: Philip Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 10).

1897 - At 9:00 p.m. an airship hovered near Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was witnessed by a man named Mayer. He reported that their was an occupant visible inside the craft. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 19).

1897 - At 10:30 p.m. another airship sighting with occupants aboard was made in Minnetonka, Minnesota by a man named MacKroth. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0013, citing the Minneapolis Tribune).

1952 - On this afternoon six silent disc-shaped objects flew over Temiscaming, Quebec leaving vapor trails. They flew in an up-and-down motion, and were definitely "not planes." (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 921, citing the North Bay (Ontario) Nugget).

1952 - At 8:00 p.m. a silent green ovoid object flew to the north in Hammond, British Columbia, turned red, and made a ninety-degree turn. (Source: newspaper clipping dated April 30, 1952).

1957 - At 7:00 p.m. fighter jets were observed chasing a golden colored disc through the sky in Cohasset, Massachusetts. The disc made fast, sharp turns, and shot away from the jets. The jets were seen circling the area for the next hour. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 33).

1962 - A disc-shaped object directed a strong beam of light over two cars on a highway between Saronno and Legnano, Italy on this night. It made no noise while it jumped up and up three times and flew away. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1962, p. 1).

1964 - In Homer, New York at 6:30 p.m. physiotherapist W.B. Ochsner and his wife observed two cloud-like objects darken in the sky. One shot away and returned during some 30-45 minutes later. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek case files; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1966 - A police officer in New Hampshire stopped his patrol car to check on a building at 2:30 a.m. He glanced up and saw a glowing, white elliptical object hovering overhead. He took a Polaroid photograph of the UFO and when pulling the film through the camera the UFO moved off. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated April 16, 1966).

New Hampshire - 1966

1967 - On this day a cigar-shaped object with bright red and white lights was sighted at Chemong Lake, Ontario. It made a humming noise. At 6:45 p.m. in Orange, Massachusetts three witnesses saw a bright glowing object shaped like a "squashed egg." It hovered 100 feet over a pond, and then shot off. It had a rotating red light on the bottom. Five minutes later, at 6:50 p.m. a mass of very bright lights descended and hovered in Royalston, Massachusetts before moving out of sight on an upward course. The lights were brighter than the Moon, which was visible during the sighting. At 9:33 p.m. Carol Watts had his second close encounter with UFO entities. An egg-shaped object stalled his truck as he was driving in Loco, Texas. Four beings, under five feet tall and with wrap around eyes, slit mouths, and white coveralls emerged and invited him aboard. He was given some kind of exam onboard the craft by a machine. (Sources: (1) Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Autumn 1967, p. 15; (2) Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated April 30, 1967; (3) Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated May 26, 1967; (4) Hartford Courant, February 25, 1968).

Orange and Royalston, Massachusetts sightings - 1967

1970 - At 12:15 a.m. a large glowing disc hovered over West Howe, England. A smaller saucer-shaped object flew in and joined it, touching the larger object. The UFOs then shot off to the northwest in sequence, first one, then the other. (Source: newspaper clipping, May 11, 1970).

1974 - At 2:30 a.m. Virginia Varela was awakened by a sound in her home near Santa Clara de Olimar, Argentina. When she looked out the window she saw "an indefinite figure which seemed to be covered by a light colored garment." It immediately disappeared. It left footprints of feet wearing boots. Later on she noticed a light and heard more noises. She next saw two shining points of light moving together across the sky. On the following two nights there were again indications that someone had been around the house, and the hum of a motor was heard. Her cows panicked, and one was found dead. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-72, citing Prof. Wellington Perrone).

1991 - At 5:00 p.m. a luminous ovoid object hovered over a prison in Brasilia, Brazil. It had a vertical orientation, and vanished and then reappeared. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 285).

1998 - A UFO that looked like an irregular triangle with rounded corners was seen in the sky in Corralitos, California at 9:15 p.m. It had three white lights along the bottom. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 19 November 2004)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cloud-like UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, glowing UFOs, hovering UFOs, human-looking UFOnaut, ovoid UFOs, unexplained cattle death associated with UFO and humanoid encounter.