On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 13

1897 - A telegraph operator between Girard, Illinois and Carlinville got a message from Carlinville, Illinois that an airship was headed his way. He went out and saw a 100 foot long object that landed near the railroad track. It had what looked like a large "M" on its side, and several occupants in the cupola. The craft rose vertically, and then flew off quickly toward the north. (Source: Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 13, citing Official UFO, July 1976, p. 37).

1897 - At 11:15 p.m. two men, Chamberlain and Jones, saw a very large figure walking around in a clearing looking for something near Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Nearby was a grayish white cylindrical object with two rows of lights, red and green. It took off with a rushing sound. Fourteen giant footprints, two feet long by six inches wide, were found at the site. (Sources: Philip L. Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 42, Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 84; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0017; St. Paul Pioneer-Press, April 15, 1897).

1952 - In Torpo, Norway at 10:35 p.m. a fireball came down in some nearby woods. It lit up the area, hovered, maneuvered, then shot away to the south at great speed. (Source: newspaper clipping, June 7, 1952; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 38).

1952 - At 4:45 p.m. a disc-shaped object with an erratic flight path moved very fast through the sky east of Moriarty, New Mexico. It tilted and vanished, then reappeared. There were four military witnesses. (Sources: NICAP Projects Grudge and Blue Book Report, p. 109; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 41).

1967 - Two young boys saw a dark gray object overhead at sunset in Sjaellands, Denmark. One ran home while the other hid in a ditch. The UFO descended and put out three legs as if to land, but then retraced them and moved out over the Kattegat. As it passed over the shore it threw out some "boxes." Hovering low over the water, the object lowered a box on an arm-thick cable, and eight small humanoid figures emerged from the large object and descended on the cable. They were the same size as the boy and all but one wore striped suits and had scuba like packs on their backs. The eighth UFOnaut wore a blue uniform and had no pack. They all had on striped caps and lights on their shoulders, and carried objects that looked like binoculars or cameras. They waved to the boy before the object disappeared. A lump of strange material was later found on the shore. When it was analyzed it was found to be an unprecedented mixture of substances. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-35).

1998 - Minot, North Dakota. Thirty-nine-year old Antonio McCoy found himself inside a round, whitish-blue room, lying down on some kind of table. A figure wearing a bluish shiny suit approached him. The being was carrying something resembling a "tine tuning fork" and was attempting to place it over the witness torso. The witness attempted to resist but some invisible force or paralysis kept him still. He experienced severe headaches after the incident and reported seeing strange black helicopters flying around his neighborhood. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3831, citing UFO Abduction Raw Data Page, UFO Watch).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 November 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, cylindrical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, giant humanoid, gray UFOs, mystery black helicopters, physiological effects: headaches.