Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1897 - Judge Lawrence A. Byrne of Texarkana, Arkansas was surveying a tract of land when he saw a peculiar object anchored on the ground. "It was manned by three men who spoke a foreign language, but judging from their looks one would take them to be Japs." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 185).
1897 - According to the Houston Post, two men reported
that they had discovered a landed airship near the town of Kountze,
Texas. It was cigar shaped, 50 feet long and 20 feet wide. They
talked to the two human occupants of the airship, named Jackson and
Wilson, who were allegedly repairing a punctured "air compartment."
(Sources: Houston Post, April 25, 1897; Donald B. Hanlon, Flying
Saucer Review, January-February 1967, p. 25; Philip L. Rife, It
Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 49).
1954 - On this evening a three meter wide glowing ball of light circled a house in Pearcy, Arkansas slowly, stopping at irregular intervals. It then dove at a man walking in the yard. When he tried to put a spotlight on it, it would dodge the beam every time. There were six male witnesses, and the encounter lasted 20 minutes. (Sources: NICAP files, newspaper clipping dated April 24, 1954; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 339, Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 165, citing AP report).
1959 - At 12:10 a.m. a luminous disc flew over a pasture in
Bradenton, Florida and stopped two kilometers away from the
witnesses. It emitted a beam of light that searched the ground for a
couple of minutes, then it flew away toward the south. (Source: Loren E.
Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959:
April-June, p. 16).
1964 - A nine-foot in diameter lens-shaped UFO with a dome hovered six feet above the ground in Rivesville, West Virginia at 7:30 a.m. making a humming sound. It extended a three-foot wide cylinder to ground, and a black figure, three to four feet tall, with painted ears and a tail emerged, collecting grass and dirt samples. The creature got back in the craft and it took off vertically. The witness was a woman named Ms. Frederick. (Sources: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 681; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0585, citing Gray Barker; Gray Barker, Saga UFO Report, December 1976, p. 33; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 644 (Vallee mistakenly listed the date as 1965)).
1966 - At around 2:00 a.m. a 60-foot long cigar-shaped object
with multiple legs for landing gear and a light beam, making a roaring
noise, landed on the Johnson farm in Clarinda, Iowa. It illuminated
the area surrounding it with a red color, and cattle on the farm bolted
and ran in response to the object's presence. It left behind a smell like
ozone and deep impressions in the ground, with 20 imprints. (Sources:
Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, pp. 22 & 70;
NICAP case investigation files; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence,
Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 198, 263, 279 & 320; Ted
Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 41;
Gordon Creighton, FSR, January-February 1971, p. 28).
1966 - At 2:15 in the afternoon in Bingham, Maine Miss Kim Baker, a 6-year-old girl, saw a shiny metallic, lens-shaped object, 18 feet wide, descend and land a few yards from her in a field. It had red lights on each side, a flashing green light on top, and a rectangular window through which she saw a man's face. He winked and smiled at her, and said something she could not hear. He had a "bubble" on his head that he took off before speaking. He then stood up, and she could see that he was wearing "shiny white" clothing with numerous black buttons on his chest. Then the object took off again. At the site her parents found a circular area of crushed pussy willow bushes, about 15 feet in diameter. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-20, citing Richard Bonenfant; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966).
1971 - At 8:30 a.m. Mrs. French, a school teacher in the mountains of Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia sighted a fiery orangish-red ball of light that showed white and trailed behind it a very long cigar-shaped object, flying from the east to the southwest. As the same time, to the northwest of Kempsey in Collambatti Rail, New South Wales three 13-year-old boys with the last names of Fuller and Donnelly saw a silvery ovoid UFO with four legs or landing gear fly overhead. The legs had what looked like landing pads at the ends of them, and the object gave off flames and exhaust. It may have landed remotely. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1971, p. 4; Eileen Buckle, FSR Case Histories, December 1971, pp. 1-2, citing the Macleay Argus, April 24, 1971).
1974 - A UFO with green, red and white lights engaging in complex maneuvers over Warden Hill was sighted by 64 students in Luton, Essex County, England on this night. A second object had three blinding white lights, and appeared to land. At the suspected landing site large scorched areas and marks were found in the grass, with lumps of a black clayish material also found lying around. (Sources: Ted R. Phillips, MUFON Conference Proceedings: 1975, p. 105; Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 99, citing the Luton Evening Post, April 23, 1974; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1974, p. 38).
1976 - A man was reportedly abducted for four hours by a UFO
that landed in a pasture in Quixada, Ceara State, Brazil at 5:00
a.m. Soon after the abduction experience his mental and physical health
quickly deteriorated, and now he is described as completely mindless by
his fellow villagers. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A
Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 136; Bob Pratt, UFO Danger
Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next?, p. 153; Richard H.
Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p.
1976 - At 11:15 p.m., while half the town of Matapozuelos,
Spain was watching a reddish oval shaped craft maneuvering
overhead, 14-year-old Fidel Hernandez Rolla was playing with some friends
in a field outside of town, when they saw the reddish spheres slowly
descend and land on a nearby field. All of Fidel's friends fled in panic,
so he was left behind alone. With a mixture of fear and curiosity, Fidel
approached the object and then crouched behind a stonewall to watch the
enigmatic craft. Suddenly a row of lights became visible inside an opening
in the craft. Fidel was able to see numerous multi-colored lights,
monitors and other unidentified apparatus inside the craft. The craft was
topped by a crystal dome and inside the dome several very tall, human-like
figures could be seen moving about. He then saw three tall man-like
figures appear from behind the object, not very far from his location. The
humanoids were over two meters tall and wore tight-fitting white uniforms
with belts and boots. They all had light blond, shoulder-length hair.
Their faces were human-like but with large almond-shaped eyes. In single
file the three tall beings walked to a potato field where several pounds
of potatoes were stacked high in a pyramid. After looking at the potatoes
for a few seconds, the beings then stared at the witness. At this point
Fidel heard unintelligible words inside his head, as if the humanoids were
attempting to communicate with him telepathically. A few seconds later the
beings suddenly vanished in plain sight. At the same time, the object rose
up from the ground emitting a steady buzzing sound. As the object
disappeared into the distance, several additional towns people arrived to
see the object disappear into space. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid
Contact Database 1976, citing Iker Jimenez, Enigmas Sin
1977 - At around 1:00 a.m. Mrs. Pauline Coombs, age 31, and her
husband Billy, age 36, were watching television at their Ripperston farm
near Little Haven, Dyfed, Wales when they saw a silver-suited
figure outside their window. Pauline had seen it first, but she said
nothing about it to her husband until he himself saw it. "It must have
been over seven-foot tall, because we could not see its face." It was
described as three feet wide, surrounded by a luminous glow. Its box
shaped helmet framed a dark square area in which no face was visible. They
called the BUFORA investigator Randall Jones Pugh, and the police
immediately, but the figure had gone before they arrived. Mrs Coombs and
her family had been involved in two other UFO incidents prior to this
encounter. (Sources: Hugh Turnbull, FSR, June 1977, p. 6, citing
Western Telegraph, April 28, 1977; David F. Webb & Ted
Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-23,
citing Randall Jones Pugh, for BUFORA).
1977 - In Dover, Massachusetts shortly before midnight Will Taintor, age 18, was driving Miss Abby Brabham, age 15, home. At a point 1.2 miles east-northeast of the Baxter sighting the previous night, they saw a small figure crouching on all fours, facing their car, in the lefthand lane of the road. It looked like a hairless, beige-colored small ape, but with a very large, oblong-shaped head. It had two large round eyes in the center of its head, which glowed green in the car's headlights. No nose, ears, or tail could be seen. They drove past within eight feet of the creature, which Abby observed closely for about five seconds. Her companion, occupied with driving the car, only glimpsed it briefly. Neither of them knew of the other earlier sightings at the time. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-22 (A1724), citing Loren Coleman, Joseph Nyman & Walter Webb; Jerome Clark, Fate, March 1978, p. 50).
1978 - Mrs. Castro was driving on Highway 101 in Goleta, Santa
Barbara County, California at 7:30 p.m. when her car engine lost
power, and her car radio went off. A bright light in the sky made a
"zinging" sound, then dimmed to reveal four revolving green and blue
lights on the UFO, estimated to be about 10 meters in diameter. The close
encounter lasted three minutes. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports
Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 72).
1980 - At 7:40 p.m. on this evening Sr. N. Sayago was driving his car on the outskirts of the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa province, Argentina when he noticed something falling from the sky near some high-tension power lines. His vehicle suddenly stopped and could not be re-started again. He next felt a chilling breeze at this heet. He looked up and saw a very tall being gesturing at him. He was approached by two of these seven foot tall creatures, who he described as seven feet tall, with webbed hands, long pointed ears, protruding mouths, and almost no hair. They both wore shiny, almost luminous black diver suits. Their faces resembled very gaunt skulls, with hollow eyes and no visible noses. The beings moved their lips but did not speak. One of them took his hand with both of his cold hands, and Sr. Sayago beganto feel weak and dizzy. He then passed out. When he awoke he and the car were ten blocks away from where the encounter had taken place. He was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown. (Sources: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, June 1980, p. 9, citing the Buenos Aires Herald, April 24, 1980; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, HC# 243, citing Fabio Picasso, Strange Magazine, #8 (listing the date as April 22nd)).
1982 - At around 5:15 a.m., one hour before dawn, two elliptical UFOs appeared and flew above Ankara, Turkey for an hour, maneuvering below the clouds. They vanished from sight at 6:15 a.m. (Source: Highlands (NC) Highlander, April 29, 1982).
1993 - On this day, during a heavy concentration of UFO sighting reports in the State of Fortaleza, Brazil, a man named Jose Ernani claimed to have encountered a being of light during prayer at a local grotto in Vila Peri. He described the being as female, about 19-years old, with finely chiseled features, a pink complexion, a heart shaped mouth, and long brown wavy hair. Her eyes were of a "penetrating" blue color. She wore a silky dress with a short sash about four inches wide. On the sash he could see two ingrained faces. Ernani interpreted the being as an apparition of the Virgin Mary. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, HC# 2701, citing Reginaldo de Athyayde, FSR).
1995 - On this afternoon Sr. Reynaldo Ortega, a resident of Naranjito, Puerto Rico saw a gigantic bird-like creature standing on the roof of his house. Sr. Ortega had gone to look for a small goat on his property, because an epidemic of unexplained animal deaths and mutilations was ongoing. He described the winged creature as between three and four feet tall, with the body and dark plumage of an eagle, a thick neck, and piercing red eyes. The nightmarish raptor had an even more peculiar characteristic: instead of a beak it had what looked like the muzzle of a wolf. The creature ignored Ortega and flew away. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Scott Corrales, Chupacabra and Other Mysteries).
1997 - At around 10:00 p.m. in Punta Arenas, Chile street lights and house lights reportedly went out one-by-one as a UFO passed low over them. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17916, citing UFO Roundup).
2000 - At 6:40 p.m. a mathematician flying on a commercial airliner from Denver, Colorado to San Jose, California saw a "circular silvery object with a rounded top" speed by several thousand feet below him somewhere over northern Nevada. He was able to calculate that the domed disc-shaped craft would have had a diameter of 55 feet, and a speed of about 3,000 mph. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, April 2000 archived webpage; Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 182; UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 28).
2001 - A man in Salmon Arm, British Columbia awoke to a
noise outside his door late at night and saw a blue glow enter his
bedroom. He next heard a loud buzzing sound, and then his entire body went
completely tingly and numb and he was overcome by an intense sensation of
fear. He found himself unable to move or speak. At this point he noticed
two short shadowy figures that had appeared, almost dancing around his
bed, while he was attempting to move. He managed to blurt out "get out"
and the figures and the light vanished. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, Canadian
UFO Survey 2001, case 105; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database
2001, citing UFOBC).
2001 - At 4:10 p.m. in Caronno Pertusella, Piedmont, Italy two residents saw a luminous domed disc fly over the city off to the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18166, citing Rivista Info Ufologia, issue # 23).
2002 - A man in St. Charles, Michigan reported to the National UFO Reporting Center that he watched UFOs in the sky from his home for three hours beginning at 10:00 p.m. When he flashed a flashlight at the main object, another object from the southwest portion of the sky approached and chased him. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
2003 - Elliott A. was returning to his home in Exmouth, Devon, England from an Air Cadet exercise at 2:45 in the afternoon when he suddenly lost consciousness and experienced some missing time. He does not remember how he got home, but could only remember leaving the Squadron HQ and then waking in the driveway outside his house. Later that night, while sleeping, he experienced a very realistic "dream" in which he spoke to "aliens". They were small Grey figures with big black eyes, no noses and thin slits for mouths; he could not describe their "voice". He seemed to shout out questions before he came under their influence. He remembers confronting the aliens about "things", but could only remember the aliens saying, "That if we didn't change our ways, they would annihilate us and start over," or something to that effect. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing Mystical Universe, Alien Abduction Cases).
2005 - Four witnesses in Rossland, British Columbia saw numerous bright blue lights rising and descending over a mountain, engaging in erratic flight. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2005, case 28, citing HBCCUFO).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 April 2009)
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: small ape-like creature with large melon-shaped head, Asian-looking humanoids, bedroom visitation, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, human-looking UFOnauts, lasting physical and mental effects, landings with ground marks and physical traces, Marian apparition during UFO sighting reports, non-verbal communication, unintelligible language, red-eyed winged creature, very tall humanoids.