On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 21

1952 - At 10:30 a.m. eight crescent-shaped objects flew over Walla Walla, Washington. A dull gray disc with a hump in the middle, looking something like a fin, was seen at 2:30 in the afternoon by the Gmyrek family in Browerville, Minnesota. The disc made no sound at first but as it was fading away behind some trees "we heard a very low hum." It left no vapor trail, and flew at an estimated speed of 300 mph. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Project Blue Book Report # 7, reported dated May 31, 1952; Edward Sullivan, CSI - Los Angeles, citing letter from R. Gmyrek dated June 2, 1952).

1952 - A flying disc was sighted in Tuxedo, Manitoba at 8:26 p.m. Four minutes later several discs and cylindrical UFOs were sighted in Molson, Manitoba. The UFOs were changing colors quickly, and one object stopped in flight, reversed direction, and backtracked by shooting off toward the north. At 10:15 p.m. there were two separate sightings of nocturnal lights glowing green and white in Winnipeg, Manitoba. One of the lights made a ninety-degree turn and turned back in flight toward the south. (Sources: Winnipeg Free Press, April 23, 1952; Desmond Leslie, Flying Saucers Have Landed, p. 60; Toronto Daily Star, April 23, 1952).

1965 - A dark amorphous shaped UFO moved erratically up and down through the sky over Pakenham East, Victoria, Australia on this day. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 118).

1967 - Driving near a dam 10 miles south of Ephrata, Washington two couples had a close encounter with a UFO on the road at 1:30 a.m. They braked to avoid collision with the object and stopped 10 feet away. When the UFO took off, it went behind their car, and paced them for five minutes. The engine of the car missed when it was passed on left by the oncoming white and yellow-orange blinking lights of the craft. The witnesses were badly shaken by the incident. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 115; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers: Here and Now, p. 239; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 455).

1967 - At six o'clock in the morning a sun-like orange disc or globe was seen flying toward the town of Milolii, Hawaii. It made a "swishing" sound. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 8).

1967 - At 4:00 p.m. EDT a domed, disc-shaped UFO was seen hovering to the west of Cocoa Beach, Florida. It tilted as a small plane passed beneath it. The airplane then reversed course in an apparent effort to take a closer look at the UFO. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 336).

1967 - At 7:45 p.m. EDT a UFO was sighted in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The object was viewed through binoculars and appeared to have four rectangular windows. A white light flashed in sequence from the windows. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case investigation files, report dated April 23, 1967; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 332, 347).

1967 - A pewter colored object shaped like a storage tank landed in South Hill, Virginia at 9:00 p.m. It stood 4.9 meters high including the legs, which were an estimated 1.1 meters long. A white burst of flame came from the object, which shot up into the sky. There were four imprints on the asphalt road forming a rectangle with sides from 3.35 to 3.66 meters in length. There was also a burnt spot in the center measuring 0.9 meters in diameter. There were two male witnesses named Crowder and Martin. (Source: NICAP investigation files; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1967, p. 1; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers: Here and Now, p. 237; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 263; UNICAT case # 715).

1967 - While driving home from work in Rapid City, Michigan at 9:00 p.m. Charles D. Scott saw a large round, bluish white lighted object descend to land in a wooded area. When he got home he notified the sheriff's office, then drove back to the site with his wife and children and accompanied by a deputy sheriff. While Mrs. Scott and the children waited in the car, Mr. Scott and the officer searched the wooded area and became separated. The deputy found nothing, but the witness came upon the craft resting on small legs in a marshy area. Standing next to it was a medium sized man. He called out "hello" but got no response; he then repeated the greeting and this time received a mental warning, "Get away from here!" He turned and fled to his car, badly frightened and in an agitated state. When he returned home he told his wife about his encounter. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-36, citing Richard Hall, NICAP).

1967 - At 9:55 p.m. a yellow dome-shaped object, flat on bottom, was seen by two women in Tucson, Arizona. A light beam was directed upward from the object, as it descended tipping and swaying in a falling leaf motion, apparently attempting to land. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 7; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 336).

1969 - Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez were driving through the countryside between Penaranda and Macotera in Salamanca, Spain when they noticed some lights ahead, perhaps a kilometer away. As they got closer they noticed a UFO low over the roadway. It had a red rotating central light that was flashing and intense, and two smaller green lights separated by 20 meters. They approached to within 70 meters, when the UFO suddenly took off. It was raining hard at time, and their close encounter lasted less than a minute. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos,  Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 24 (case 109); Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, OVNIs: El Fenomeno Aterrizaje, p. 95; UNICAT case # 464).

1969 - Three extremely bright discs were seen spinning over a major intersection at a low altitude in Guanabara, a city in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. There were many witnesses.  (Source: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, August 1971, p. 12).

1972 - EM effect: a car stalled while driving through a forested area in the Charente-Maritime department of France near the village of Ste.-Soulle at 10.00 p.m. A 16 meter diameter domed disc-shaped object descended and landed on four legs, then a one-meter tall dwarf exited from the craft. The witness was frozen with paralysis during the event, which lasted 45 minutes. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, July 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1147).

1974 - At 12:20 a.m. in Gosselies, Hainaut, Belgium a 10-meter diameter glowing metallic ovoid object halted at 100 meters altitude, made a loud noise, then zig-zagged away. There were two witnesses named Vanderclausen. Four minutes later a loud wailing sound was heard in Jumet, Belgium and a green, 11-meter orb was seen hovering by three witnesses. It shot away to the south. It was back again at 12:30 a.m., then it moved off quickly to the southeast. At 12:30 in Loverval a domed disc-shaped object emitted a sound like American police sirens as it had a close encounter with four witnesses; it flew off to the east. At the same time in Marcinelle, Belgium 11 witnesses, including a 16-year old teenager who was the main witness, watched as a small gray disc with a 40 cm thick base and a three meter high dome oscillated slightly at a distance of only 30 meters. The craft had ten equally spaced windows, which alternated yellow-green and red in color. Half of the dome was illuminated. It too emitted a siren sound. (Sources: Michel Abrassart, Inforespace, June 1975, pp. 33-36; Jacques Bonabot, Catalog of Belgian Cases, cases 372-374; UNICAT case # 172).

1976 - In Harbor City, Los Angeles County, California while driving on the San Diego Freeway at 11:00 a.m. two witnesses reported sighting a large white metallic domed disc. It was estimated to be between 200 and 300 feet in diameter, and was flying at 3,000 feet altitude. It moved slowly at 5-10 mph, with a titled orientation of 45 degrees to its direction of flight. The craft had a window on its dome. (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, September 1976, p. 5).

1976 - At 10:30 p.m. a 23-year-old woman stopped her pickup truck on a bridge three miles east of Stacy, Minnesota on Highway 19 in Chisago County when she noticed a green pulsating light off the road. It passed overhead at an estimated 300-400 feet altitude. She estimated the orb was 12-15 feet in diameter. RF interference consisted of CB radio static during the close encounter. After 45 seconds of even flight it shot straight up when it departed. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 68).

1977 - Bill Bartlett, age 17, was driving on Farm Street in Dover, Massachusetts with two friends at 11:30 at night when he saw a creature on the top of a stone wall, about 20 feet away. It was between 3.5 and 4 feet tall and had a small, slender body with a very large melon-shaped head, showing no features except two large round orange glowing eyes. Its skin was gray, "like the color of a shark," and it had large hands and feet with digits that appeared to wrap around whatever supported them. It turned its head slowly to stare at them. Bill drove away quickly, but his companions had not seen it. An artist, he made a drawing later for investigators, now widely reproduced in many sources. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-20, citing Loren Coleman, Joseph Nyman, & Walter Webb).

1979 - On this night two Grey aliens materialized briefly in abductee B. Herrmann's home in North Charleston, South Carolina. They appeared in a blue-green haze, and left behind a metal bar with peculiar markings, which they said was a gift of "understanding and respect". (Source: Columbia (SC) State, June 28, 1981; UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1981, p. 6).

1989 - At 9:15 p.m. in Crestview, Florida a man's dog barked as a 90-foot diameter disc-shaped object hovered nearby. The man aimed a .22 rifle at the hovering disc, which had a brilliant white light on the underside and made a humming sound. A light beam engulfed him, his rifle misfired, and the object sped away. (Sources: Allen Reynolds and Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1989, p. 18; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 149; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 31, 282, & 384).

1992 - In Adelaide, South Australia at 8:30 p.m. witnesses watched red and white triangular lights that hovered over the beach for five minutes. At the same time a semi-transparent man was reportedly seen on the beach. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15712).

1995 - In Oregon, Illinois a young man and his friend witnessed a domed disc-shaped object pass overhead at 11:49 p.m. It had two lights on each side: a red light in front, and a strobe light behind the red. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1996 - On this evening Teresinha Galo, age 67, reported seeing a strange short humanoid creature with bulging red eyes, brown skin, and a large head with three oval protrusions, near the grounds of the local Jardim Zoologico in Varginha, Brazil in Minas Gerais State. The creature hid behind some bushes. It reportedly wore a golden helmet. Five animals were found dead in the zoo. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #340; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 2446, citing Brazilian UFO Report, issue #6).

1998 - The witness heard something like a police siren as the teardrop-shaped UFO flew by in Broomfield, Colorado at 10:30 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 1998 archived webpage).

2003 - An employee of a local manufacturing plant in Concord, North Carolina had just finished his shift at 8:00 p.m. and had stepped out onto a dock behind a large stack of pallets to have a smoke. He then had the feeling of being watched, and he whirled around expecting to see a co-worker. Instead he saw a large purple light emanating from a teardrop-shaped craft with a round bottom, hovering nearby. The craft had a concave windshield, and behind the windshield he could see two glowing lights or eyes. They moved independently from one another. Terrified, the witness ran but was unable to scream, so he pointed out the object to a forklift operator. Next a beam of white light shot out of the UFO and struck the forklift. Immediately the electrical system of the vehicle shut down and the operator began screaming. The witness's next memory was of sitting in the plant manager's office. Someone was giving him oxygen and wiping his forehead with a cool cloth. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2004 - An irregular shaped UFO was seen hovering over a pond in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada at 2:30 a.m.by a single witness. There was a tube extending from the object that was sucking up water from the pond. Ground marks were reportedly found nearby. At 3:00 a.m. two orange oval-shaped objects flew at great speeds and made hairpin turns while moving about the sky during a thunderstorm in Kemptville near Ottawa, Ontario. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, cases # 237 & 238, citing HBCCUFO and NUFORC respectively).

2005 - A buzzing sound interupted a witness's piano playing and singing in Piscataway, New Jersey at 10:50 p.m. Looking out the window, only 20-30 feet up in the air and a short distance from the house, was a half lit lighted object with green slats; the object having white and red lights on other side. The close encounter lasted three minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded May 11, 2005).

2007 - A red cigar-shaped object with glowing ends, banded, flew at high speed over Sudbury, Ontario at 2:22 a.m. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 217).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 22 April 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: 90 degree turns; 180 degree turns; color changing UFOs; cylindrical UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; dwarf UFOnaut; erratic maneuvers; Grey aliens; human-looking UFOnaut; landing traces, loss of consciousness, low humming sound, multi-year reports from Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Washington State; siren sounds; swishing sound; teardrop shaped UFOs; up and down motion; UFOs with 4-legged landing gear; vehicle EM effects on forklift and cars; white beam of energy.