On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 22

1897 - John M. Barclay of Rockland, Texas was intrigued when his dog started barking furiously at 11:30 p.m. and he heard a high-pitched noise. He went outside and saw a flying object circling five meters above the ground. It was elongated with protrusions and blinding lights. It went dark when it landed. A man who told him his purpose was peaceful met Barclay and requested some common hardware items to repair the craft. He paid with a ten-dollar bill. The craft took off "like a bullet out of a gun." (Source: Houston Post, April 22, 1897).

1897 - On or about this same night Frank Nichols, who lived two miles east of Josserand, Texas and was one of its most respected citizens, was awakened around midnight by the noise from a machine. Looking outside, he saw a heavy, illuminated object land in his wheat field. He walked toward it but was stopped by two men who asked permission to draw water from his well. He then had a discussion with a half-dozen men who were the crew of the strange craft. He said they told how it worked but he could not follow the explanation. (Sources: Houston Post, April 26, 1897; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 184-185).

1950 - On this morning in Princeton, Missouri several farmers, including one named Kincaid, saw a flying disc speed by, leaving a trail of white smoke. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs, A History: 1950: April-July, p. 31).

1952 - Six military witnesses saw a white elliptical object, three feet in diameter and blinking regularly fly over Naha Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan at 9:00 p.m. Two more similar looking discs then followed the first, then two more in a procession passed over flying east to west. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1144; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 54; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 181; UNICAT, case # 814).

1952 - At 12:30 p.m. MDT, three hours after an atomic bomb test explosion, Mrs. M. Kennedy saw a propeller shaped object moving at high speed and high altitude across the sky from Temple Bar on the Colorado River, Nevada. It took only a few seconds to come into view and then go completely across the sky, heading toward the southeast. (Source: Edward Sullivan, Civilian Saucer Intelligence--Los Angeles files, letter dated June 5, 1952).

1952 - At 12:15 p.m. PDT three disc-shaped objects were sighted flying toward the east in a V formation north of Condon, Oregon. They were bottom on the bottom and had silver tops. The larger disc turned and led the formation. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 52).

1954 - American military personnel saw a cigar-shaped object of a gray color come down to the ground on San Nicholas Island on the California coast. Smoke was seen to rise from where it landed, but a search yielded no results. At 11:00 p.m. in Hot Springs, Arkansas a ten-foot diameter sphere chased men on foot and in their car. It dodged a beam of light that was directed at it. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 206; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1954).

1955 - At 7:45 a.m. a ten-meter diameter Saturn-shaped sphere flew slowly over a road in Tintinara, South Australia, then made a ninety-degree turn. It then sped away to the northeast. (Sources: Australian Centre for UFO Studies, case SA55001; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 135).

1957 - A 10:00 p.m. four silent, odd-colored ovoid objects giving off smoke zigzagged across the sky for four minutes in Daegu, Korea. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, volume 3, number 4; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4865).

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1957 - A flaming cone or disc-shaped object, five-meters in diameter, hovered over a vineyard in Palada, France. It was witnessed by Mr. & Mrs. Firmin Bason. The vines thrashed about as the object spun wildly, and the object then rose rapidly with a loud roar and shot away toward the northeast. The low level whirlwind produced by the object created magnetic effects. The encounter lasted five minutes, and was followed by a police investigation. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, computerized catalogue, case #2320; UNICAT database, case 806, citing Jimmy Guieu, Ouranos; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 391; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: March 23-May 25, p. 46).

1960 - A cigar-shaped UFO flew by a train station at 9:00 p.m. in Estremoz, Portugal. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos case investigation files).

1964 - Marie Morrow and two other people were driving west on a highway at 9:00 o'clock in the evening. When they were 20 kilometers east of Lordsburg, New Mexico the entire area became illuminated as bright as day by a bluish light. Then a disc-shaped object buzzed their car, coming to within three meters of their roof. It made a whining sound, then flew north. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May 1964, p. 10; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 297).

1966 - Edward Vojtko, a music teacher, and his wife saw a red light in the sky at 12:15 a.m. while driving home from a late night teachers meeting in Alliance, Ohio. They were near the golf course traveling north, about five miles west of the town, when the object silently moved towards them, revealing itself to be a large disc with a dome on top. It was dark with a white light on top, 45 feet in diameter, and with a row of rotating red lights. It came closer and hovered only 40 feet away. Frightened, they drove off at high speed and it pursued them. After two minutes it broke off and went behind some trees. (Sources: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 8; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, pp. 22-23).

Alliance, Ohio Close Encounter UFO Report - 1966

Alliance, Ohio Close Encounter - 1966

1966 - At 2:00 a.m. Dr. Eula Page, a psychologist, was driving home from Texas with her two children and a friend when she noticed a luminous object as big as the moon darting back-and-forth across the highway. She had just crossed the Red River bridge into Oklahoma near Thackerville when she noticed she had driven directly underneath it so she stopped the car. It descended and hovered close to the car. The UFO was luminous and lens-shaped, more than twice the length of her station wagon. It was surrounded by a spherical framework that was revolving around it. On one side of the disc was a long window through which four human-looking occupants could clearly be seen. They had slanted, "Oriental" shaped eyes and were wearing tight fitting, silverly gray uniforms. Her daughter said that one was a woman. Standing outside the car, Dr. Page watched the UFO for about 20 minutes. A "force field" around the craft made it difficult for her to breathe, and a hot wind blew from the sphere that smelt "electrical." Finally another car approached, and the UFO quickly moved away toward the river.They felt a hot wind from the UFO as well. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0708, citing Dr. R. Cedric Leonard and Walt Andrus for MUFON, Hayden Hewes; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966).

Thirty minutes later near Randlett, Oklahoma two teenagers saw a large disc-shaped craft swinging back and forth over I-35. Four human-looking occupants are clearly observed inside through a transparent opening. The area around the witnesses was brightly illuminated and there was a smell of ozone in the air. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966).

1966 - At 9:30 p.m. two witnesses reported a 10-meter long, cigar-shaped object hovering vertically over Chauvigny, Vienne, France. They saw two solid, coherent light beams retract inside the object. Finally, it shot away fast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 241; NICAP files).

1966 - An orange sphere was seen flying over the coast at Figueira da Foz, Portugal at nine p.m. local time. At 3:30 p.m. CDT--within an hour of the sighting in Portugal--a flying saucer flew down the main street of Bagley, Minnesota at a low altitude, jumped over a school bus and landed on the outskirts of town. Four beings of small stature got out of the UFO, seemed to do some work on it, got back in and then took off. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos case investigation files; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-18; Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, March 1967, p. 24; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 762).

1966 - At 9:00 p.m. EDT a plate-shaped UFO flashing multi-colored lights was observed low over a school in Beverly, Massachusetts for 30 minutes by ten youths. The UFO made a humming sound and created television interference. It hovered just thirty feet over the Beverly High School building. There were intense, flashing blue, green, and red lights racing around the perimeter of the object, as well as a soft white light. Estimated to be about the size of a car, it tilted and flew away. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation files, report dated April 24, 1966; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 340; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 93; UNICAT database, case 377, citing Raymond Fowler).

Beverly, Massachusetts - 1966

Beverly, Massachusetts - 1966 sketch

1966 - Thirty minutes later, at 9:30 p.m. Gordon College students and a maintenance man in Wenham, Massachusetts saw an orange, circular object approach to within 600 feet at an altitude of only 100. It made a 90 degree turn, and went behind some trees. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation files, report dated June 29, 1966; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, pp. 136 & 340).

Wenham, Massachusetts - 1966

Wenham, Massachusetts - 1966 sketch

1967 - An elongated UFO with a red light on one end and a green light on the other; with a large pulsating red light in the middle, hovered 20-30 feet above a pasture in Elizabeth, Illinois before dawn. Cattle in the area were extremely agitated. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files, file dated April 26, 1967; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 280, 336).

1967 - A fifty-foot diameter red ellipse-shaped object was seen on the ground in the evening in Lapoint, Utah. Dogs were barking at the time. When the driver turned off his car's headlights the UFO rose and flew away quickly. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, Appendix case 47).

1969 - A man, his wife, and their teenage son in Hammond, Ontario observed a 30-foot wide saucer standing in a field while driving at 10:30 p.m. The object had two spotlights, portholes, and made a humming sound. Their dog was frightened. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1969, p. 4).

1972 - A close encounter occurred in Thuro By, Fyn, Denmark at 8:30 p.m. (Source: Will Wegner, UFO-Landinger I Danmark, p. 118).

1972 - At 8:15 p.m. several reports were made of fireballs and a disc seen for 15 minutes in the skies over East Greensburg, Lloydsville, Youngstown and Kiska Valley, Pennsylvania. It dropped debris, and metallic fragments were found. (Sources: Latrobe (PA) News Edition, May 10, 1972; Stan Gordon, Skylook, July 1972, p. 12; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1972, p. 6)

1973 - In Cazalla de Sierra, Spain at 10 o'clock in the evening, several nocturnal lights crossed a road in unison as if attached together. The witness's car stalled. Two yellow burn marks were found on the pavement. Three hours later in Grafton, West Virginia at 7 p.m. EDT rotating red and green lights put on a display over a dam for two hours. A female witness miscarried her pregnancy the next day, and she has had psychic, paranormal experiences ever since the event. Later, at 8 p.m. near Papeete, French Polynesia a disc hovered over the ship Philippine Bear, then shot straight up into space. (Sources: (1) Phenomenes Spatiaux, September 1973, p. 22; (2) Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 98; (3) Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1973).

1975 - On this day Professor Hernandez met a woman named "Lya" who claimed to be an extraterrestrial near Querataro, Mexico. They drove together in a car to an isolated area where he had had previous close encounters. They parked and walked about 100 meters on foot to a saucer-shaped craft about three meters in diameter. Lya took out a small, handheld device, and an opening on the craft became visible. They got inside and embarked on a journey. Hernandez soon realized that he is orbiting the Earth, and he was able to see several satellites in outer space. There conversation was mostly about ecological concerns and the coming climatic changes. They talked about changes to the ozone layer, deserts, forests, etc. Lya told him that the aliens insisted that all nuclear tests must come to a complete halt. Hernandez was later brought back to his vehicle. He was then told that their group of aliens was leaving Earth, and was going to be replaced with a more aggressive extraterrestrial race, who would be mostly responsible to forced human abductions and animal mutilations. Professor Hernandez mysteriously disappeared on February 2, 1984 and has never been heard from again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1975, citing Montiel and Stevens, UFO Contact from Andromeda).

1976 - At 11:10 p.m. in Elmwood, Wisconsin police officer George Wheeler encountered a huge, 250-foot wide, silvery lens-shaped UFO hovering only 100 feet above the ground and just 500 feet away from his car. It had an orange-white light on top and six blue windows, landing gear. He could see movement of figures moving around inside the craft. When the UFO flashed a blue color his car's headlights, motor, and two-way radio failed. He was stunned by the flash and experienced a lapse of consciousness. He didn't remember anything else until someone stopped and asked him if he need help. He was hospitalized from April 23 to April 27. Another independent witness, Frederickson, saw a UFO land that night in Elmwood. There was also TV interference reported in the area. (Sources: Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram, May 14, 1976; Jack M. Bostrack, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1976, p. 4; APRO Bulletin, April 1976, p. 1; John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 69; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 256, 269).

1977 - At 12:30 a.m. John Baxter, age 15, was walking home from his girlfriend's house along a road off Farm Street, 1.2 miles from the previous night's humanoid sighting, when he saw a short, ape-like creature with a very large "figure-8" shaped head on Miller Road in Dover, Massachusetts. Its eyes looked like two lighter circles in the center of its head. A sketch of the creature matched the one made the night before by a 17-year-old man who saw the creature on top of a stone fence next to Farm Street. There was a third sighting of the creature the following night by two teenage girls driving down a road in Dover. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, cases A1722-A1724, citing Loren Coleman; Jerome Clark, Fate, March 1978, p. 50).

1977 - Four hours after the humanoid encounter in Massachusetts, at 3:10 a.m. CDT in Washburn, Wisconsin three witnesses chased a fuzzy appearing disc in their car at speeds of up to 90 mph around curves. The object maintained a distance 30 feet overhead of them, in front of theiur car. After a few minutes it climbed, and shot off to the southwest. The sighting lasted a total of 5 minutes. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1977, p. 3; UNICAT, case # 210).

1977 - Five hours later, in Yatala Vale, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia a solid-looking UFO with light beams caused a 19-year-old woman's motor vehicle's engine to stall at 11:45 p.m. (Source: Keith Basterfield case investigation files, case S050).

1984 - Four witnesses near the shore at Saltfleet, Lincolnshire, England reported seeing a domed disc with a transparent dome that made several wide loops over the coast. It shone spotlights on a trailer park, buzzed the witnesses, and then rose vertically. It hovered at a 45 degree angle for two minutes. Their dogs were afraid. (Source: Jenny Randles, International UFO Reporter, March 1986, p. 7).

1986 - A 60 foot x 40 foot x 20 foot rectangular object was sighted over Salt Lake City, Utah at 12:30 a.m. It flew slowly. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1072).

1986 - In Farmington, Missouri at 9:45 p.m. a single witness reported seeing ring of bright lights rotating while it passed him by. It was also seen in the surrounding area by others.(Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1075).

1989 - At 9:22 p.m. two witnesses on a balcony in St. Louis, Missouri witnessed an orange BOL (ball of light) in the east. Then, the object appeared in front of the witnesses, between buildings, only 150 feet away. It was described in the report as disc-shaped, without tapered edges, with an orange dome on top, an orange stripe around the mid-section, and a black bottom with many blue lights underneath (see sketch below, credit Francis L. Ridge). The witnesses ran into the street and watched the object fade away westward. The total observation was from 20-30 seconds. It made a "whoosh" sound. (Sources: Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 121, field investigator B. Becker; http://www.nicap.org/images/4L.jpg; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14867).

St. Louis, Missouri Domed Disc Close Encounter - 1989

St. Louis, Missouri Domed Disc Close Encounter - 1989

1990 - At 10:00 p.m in Cuincy, Nord, France two observers witnessed three colored lights in the shape of a triangle. Three more lights joined the first three to form a hexagon; a metallic structure was suggested. The object flew from the southwest to the northeast (toward Belgium). (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 302; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15154).

1990 - On April 22, 1990 seven reports of flying triangles were submitted to SOBEPS, along with a more unusual report by two factory workers in Basecles, southwest of Brussels, Hainaut, Belgium. They were in their factory courtyard shortly before midnight, when suddenly they saw two enormous spotlights illuminate them and their surroundings. A huge trapezoid platform moved very slowly and silently above the chimney, and covered the courtyard (100m x 60m). It was grayish in color and had a total of six lights, and structures on bottom that looked like "an aircraft carrier turned upside down." (Source: Leslie Kean, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record, p. 31, citing SOBEPS archives).

Basecles, Belgium Close Encounter - 1990

Basecles, Belgium Close Encounter - 1990

1991 - In Ahwahnee, Madera County, California a 53-year-old man spotted nocturnal lights in a precise formation suggesting a domed disc with portholes and rim at 8:30 p.m. The object ascended from behind a mountain, then hovered over the top of the mountain before descending across the face of mountain. It was gone when the witness returned after fetching his camera. It probably descended into a canyon. (Sources: T. David Spencer, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1996, p. 19; Randall Littlejohn, MUFON field investigation 912204W; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15431, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue no. 336).

1994 - On the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta a large shining ball of light descended in the afternoon and landed nearby. It transformed itself into a tall entity that ran off into the woods. (Sources: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case 3217; Frank Ducks, Canadian UFO Survey 1994, case # 33, citing Alberta UFO Study Group).

1995 - A manta ray-shaped UFO paced a car for several miles near Kairi, Queensland, Australia at 5:10 a.m. It had a cockpit and window, and illuminated the ground as it flew off toward the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16832).

1995 - Similar to the reports from 1990, at 11:10 p.m. several witnesses took a video of a very large, silent triangle that flew slowly over a factory in Grande-Synth, Nord, France toward the northeast. There were many independent witnesses and the sighting lasted for four minutes. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 336; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  17218).

1996 - On this night at 10:30 p.m. a nocturnal light hovered between two mountains over the highway D89 southwest of Boreon, Alpes-Maritime, France, aiming beam of light apparently randomly at the slopes. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1997; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  17336).

1997 - At around 8:45 p.m. in Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia a large black triangular object flew overhead at 90 km/hour, at an estimated altitude of 800 meters. It was followed by three smaller nocturnal lights. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17915, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup).

1999 - On this night an anonymous caller to the National UFO Reporting Center from Amersfoort, The Netherlands said that he had had contact with aliens at 2:15 a.m. They took him into their ship, and when he returned allegedly no time had passed. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, April 1999 webpage).

2000 - A witness reported seeing a cigar-shaped object while driving eastbound on I-44 near Sullivan, Missouri at 5:15 p.m. It was seen moving slowly against higher broken clouds. The sighting of the object lasted an estimated two minutes, and then it disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, April 2000 webpage).

2003 - At 4 p.m. Fire Chief Ezequiel Alvarez reported seeing a tall hairy humanoid, about 1.80 meters in height, in Rosario De La Frontera, Argentina. It moved very quickly and emitted loud inhuman screams. The creature apparently killed three dogs using its clawed hands. A local teacher reported finding a strange hairy cadaver on the side of the road, somewhat resembling the hairy humanoid but much smaller, and he noticed that it had testicles resembling those of a human being. He did not stop to pick up the body but drove on. Sightings of the tall hairy creature have repeatedly been made around the local dump. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing Radio 10, Buenos Aires in Planeta Listas).

2007 - At 12:14 a.m. a red, cigar-shaped object with glowing ends, banded, traveled at high speed over Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. That night at 10:00 p.m. a triangular formation of red lights was sighted moving fast across the sky in Orangeville, Ontario. Both cases are listed as high quality unknowns. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, cases 224 & 227).

2007 - A disc-shaped object with rotating lights was seen in Kirkland, Washington at 7:15 p.m. About the same time (10:20 p.m. EDT) in Westville, Florida a triangular object was seen briefly. The craft had four greenish-blue, dim lights on the bottom: one light in the middle towards the rear and one in each corner. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, reports uploaded April 27, 2007).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 22 April 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions, Asian-looking humanoids, bluish light, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, EM vehicle interference effects, gray UFOs, hairy humanoids, huge UFOs, human-looking UFO occupants, inside occupants, landings, lost pregnancy, manta ray-shaped UFOs, missing time, multi-colored lights, multi-year reports from France and Missouri, ovoid objects, pendulum motion, rectangular or trapezoid UFOs, sensation of heat, short humanoids, tall humanoid, silver uniforms, spinning UFOs, time distortion, triangular UFOs, vertical ascent, whining sound.

© Donald A. Johnson