On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 14

1897 -- This was the day before the peak date in a wave of "airship" sightings around the United States and Canada. There were 48 reports of "airships" on this day, including 13 in Michigan alone. Below are summarized two of the more interesting cases involving occupants.

1897 - At three o'clock in the afternoon in Gas City, Indiana an object landed two kilometers south of Gas City on the property of John Roush, terrifying the farmers and causing the horses and cattle to stampede. Six occupants of the ship came out and seemed to make some repairs. Before the crowd could approach the object, it rose rapidly and flew toward the east. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182, citing Chicago Chronicle, April 15, 1897).

1897 - Joseph Singler, captain of the "Sea Wing", was fishing on Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio with S. H. Davis, of Detroit, Michigan when they saw what they thought was a ship, about 13 meters long, with a canopy. A man, looking to be about 25 years old, wearing a hunting jacket and a cap, was fishing from the deck of the object. Near him were a woman and a 10-year-old child. When the "Sea Wing" came close to the craft, a large, colored "balloon" rose from the object, which flew up with it to an altitude of about 150 meters and circled "like a hawk" before flying away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182, citing the Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1897).

1967 - At 9:00 p.m. a motorist driving near Melville, New York saw a glowing object overhead. Suddenly his car engine stalled and a smaller circular metallic object landed besides the road. His car radio, which had been turned off, began broadcasting in a strange language. A tiny metallic robot-like figure appeared in the doorway of the object. It came out and dug up some dirt and then placed it inside the craft. The doorway then closed and the object turned a bright red color as it rose into the sky, emitting a whirring sound. It appeared to join the large glowing craft overhead. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference).

1971 - At around 8:00 p.m. Marion L. and Dennis D., an engaged couple, were driving near Evans City, Pennsylvania when they saw a yellow white light drop behind a nearby hill. They drove to the location on a dirt road and found a luminous object hovering just above the ground over a ploughed field, 80 yards away. It was 25-30 feet in diameter and shaped like a large bowl inverted over a smaller one. It had a series of rectangular, vertical windows in the upper half and round portholes below the rim. There was a red flickering glow from one of the upper windows, and Miss L. perceived two human like figures silhouetted in them. The figures appeared to be very tall, perhaps about 10 feet in height. Frightened, they drove away quickly. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-14, citing Robert A Schmidt & D. Hillman for UFORI).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions, human-looking occupants, inside occupants, landings, robotic humanoid, very tall humanoids.