On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 19

1897 - Mr. Sisson, a postmaster, was walking in the woods on this afternoon in Greenfield, Illinois when he saw an airship in the sky, estimated to be only 150 feet up in the air. He could see a woman on the deck of the object catching pigeons with a net. That same day a man nine miles away found a letter with "Airship Co., Oakland, California" letterhead. The note read, "Having delightful time…Mollie…catching [pigeons] with a net," and went on to describe 200 mph jaunts to St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City." (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0039, citing the St. Louis (MO) Star, April 20, 1897; Carrollton (IL) Patriot, April 23, 1897; Philip Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 10).

1950 - A silver, cigar-shaped object was sighted by a pilot in the morning sky over Clarendon, Texas. It flew slowly and vertically. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, page 12).

1952 - At 2:30 p.m. a silvery cigar-shaped object flew over Brooklyn, New York. It had a light orange streak two-thirds of the way to the top of the object for its entire length. It flew into a cloud, causing a sparkling light to emanate from the cloud, and did not emerge. That night in Chestertown, Maryland a yellow-orange disc-shaped UFO that was self-luminous moved through the sky in a zigzag motion. It passed over the eastern horizon in two minutes, leaving a trail. At 10:30 p.m. 50 or more pale orange lights in a V formation were seen flying in the sky over Toronto, Ontario. They crossed 30 degrees of sky in seconds. (Source: Edward Sullivan, CSI-Los Angeles case files, letter dated April 25, 1952).

1953 - A white, rounded delta-shaped UFO, seven feet in estimated diameter, flew 100 feet above the ground at 60-80 mph in a vibrating motion over enemy territory northeast of Pammunjon, Korea at 1:00 p.m. It was witnessed by three U.S. soldiers named Morgan, Rymus, and Myers. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July 1953).

1966 - There were five UFO reports this day from Massachusetts and one from neighboring Connecticut. At 12:15 a.m. in Sharon, Massachusetts an oval-shaped UFO has a glowing rim that looked like they might be lighted windows. It had a steady red light on each end and was the size of a car. At 8:00 p.m. an object described as a high-flying, bright purple light flew over Stoughton, Massachusetts giving off a loud, piercing humming sound. At 8:11 p.m. two oval-shaped UFOs with red and green lights hovered directly over the veterans' home and hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. At 10:00 p.m. an elongated oval-shaped craft with bright red lights on each end was seen descending into a wooded area in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Five aircraft and a helicopter flew over the area after the UFO landed remotely, and two aircraft seemed to be circling the area. At 11:45 p.m. a large disc flew over Quincy, Massachusetts accompanied by two smaller discs. They flashed red and white lights, hovered, and swung in the sky in a pendulum motion. At midnight a UFO about the size of a car was seen by two witnesses in a field in Peabody, Massachusetts. It had red, green and white lights, moved with an up-and-down motion, and appeared to land. When the witnesses approached they saw the lights rise from the ground and fly away. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler investigation files, reports dated April 20-May 14, 1967; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 761).

1967 - A cream colored UFO with a dome, a little larger than a large car, hovered over Tully, Massachusetts at 7:30 p.m. It flashed bright white lights, then red lights. It made some sharp turns, then moved off slowly. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler investigation files, report dated April 29, 1967).

1968 - A woman in Malden, Massachusetts awoke at 2:30 a.m. to a sound "like two steel knives being struck together" and glanced outside. She saw a red glowing object with a point on top that was hovering with a fluttering motion. It flew off over a nearby cemetery. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler investigation files, report dated April 24, 1968).

1975 - Mr. Martindale was walking home from mailing letters in Bay City, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. when he saw a humanoid being standing in his front yard. It looked like a man but it was totally black. He received a mental message to go inside the house and not fear anything. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1401).

1977 - Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. At two o'clock in the morning the radio of hotel owner Rosa Gremville suddenly went dead. Moments later she heard a loud humming noise outside and looking out she was dazzled by a "huge moon lighting up the area, moving about like a seesaw." It descended and landed in a field 100 yards behind the hotel. "It was round, with flames coming from the top of a dome. There was a light on it, like a pulsating star." Two creatures 8 or 9-feet tall emerged from the dome through the flames. They wore cream or silvery colored jumpsuits. She could see no facial features nor any hair on these creatures, eventhough see tried to discern what they looked like through a pair of binoculars. They looked as though they had hands, but she saw no fingers. "I though their feet were webbed." The figures walked around near the object for about 15 minutes. Mrs. Gremville wanted to scream, but she had lost her voice. She went in search of another witness and when they returned the UFO and humanoid figures had gone. Burn marks were found on the ground at the site the next day. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-18; Randall Jones Pugh, FSR, August 1977, p. 6 for BUFORA).

1977 - At 5:00 a.m. in Rocha, Uruguay a small UFO landed on a dairy farm. The witness to the event fainted and his hair was singed by a close encounter with the UFO. (Source: International UFO Reporter, January 1978, p. 2).

1978 - On this night four children were playing in the basement of a home in South Middleton, Massachusetts when one of the girl's, a suspected UFO abductee, happened to glance at the window. A foot away from the window a white face was staring back at her, just inches above the ground level. it was oval shaped with vertical nose slits and a narrow mouth, the eyes were large slanted and gold in color. A transparent helmet possibly covered the head. She yelled at her companions but when she turned back again to look the entity was gone. (Sources: David F. Webb, MUFON UFO Journal, issue #143; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1936; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case #260).

1979 - At shortly after 11:00 p.m. two witnesses to a UFO in Croy, England ran from their car when the brightly lit object passed low overhead. They reported an abnormal silence, as they could no longer hear the car engine or the door slam when they fled. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 2).

1984 - At 8:05 p.m. five people in Llano, Texas witnessed a huge dome-shaped UFO fly over their house at only 200 feet altitude. It made a loud humming noise and had lights on the rim. A jet aircraft was seen in pursuit of the UFO. (Source: International UFO Reporter, May-June 1984, p. 16).

1984 - At 16.00 GMT air traffic controllers at an eastern airport in England witnessed a glowing sphere that looked like "masses of silver paper crinkled up" touch down on a cross runway, then rocket skyward in a maneuver they judged impossible for aircraft. It climbed 3000 feet in under a second. (Source: International UFO Reporter, March-April 1986, p. 5).

1989 - On this evening in Fayette County, Pennsylvania a 10-year-old girl saw two short white glowing figures, whom she called angels, near a large glowing UFO. An adult witness saw the UFO shot straight up into the sky when it departed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case 925, citing Stan Gordon, PASU Data Exchange, August 1989).

1993 - At 8:45 p.m. in Black Heath near Salisbury, England a dark charcoal colored cylindrical object was spotted on the ground. The object was 60 feet in length and had four landing legs, two of them appeared to be damaged. Two short, 3.5 foot tall beings with slanted eyes were seen on board. According to the witnesses, a large US Air Force helicopter flew into the area and carried the craft away. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case 2356, citing Jonathon Dillon, UFO Magazine (UK), November-December 1994).

1993 - Brian Canfield was driving his truck along a road in the foothills of Mount Rainier, Washington State, when he suddenly experienced total engine failure and his headlights went out at 9:30 p.m. He next saw a nine foot tall, broad-shouldered winged creature land about 30 feet away from him. The being had a large mouth with sharp teeth, yellow eyes, a wolf-like face and was covered with a dark bluish fur. After a few minutes the creature turned its head, looked at him, and started flapping its wings. The creature then took off towards Mount Rainier. Brian was then able to restart his truck and drive away. A later search of the area failed to locate any physical evidence. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case #1961, citing Strange Magazine, issue # 14).

1994 - At 9:40 p.m. in Nykobing Falster, Denmark 21 nocturnal lights flying in an X-formation followed a witness in his car home. The lights rotated around a center point at 12 rpm. He took photographs of the lights. (Source: Scandinavian UFO Information Newsletter, issue 14).

1995 - At 9:45 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia a family and a group of twelve atheletes watched a huge black, domed disc at very close range. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 June 2005)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abnormal silence ("OZ" effect), cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, faceless tall humanoids, humming sounds, Mothman-like creature, multi-year reports from England, multi-year reports from Massachusetts, multi-year reports from Uruguay, nocturnal lights in formation, oval-shaped UFOs, pendulum motion, retrieval of crashed UFO by military, short Grey humanoids, unknown aircraft in pursuit of UFOs, vehicle EM ignition system effects: engine and headlights died, winded humanoid, zigzag maneuvers.