On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 26

1897 - A lawyer was surprise to see a lighted object fly over as he was driving his carriage three miles north of Aquila, Texas. His horse shied and nearly toppled the carriage. When the main light was turned off, a number of smaller lights became visible ont he underside of the dark object, which supported an elongated carriage. The airship went down toward a hill to the south, five kilometers from Aquila, Texas. When the witness was on his way back, one hour later, he saw the object ascending. It reached the altitude of the cloud ceiling and flew to the northeast at a fantastic speed with periodic flashes of light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 30; Dallas Morning News, April 28, 1897).

1897 - At 5:15 a.m. in Barring Cross, Arkansas a photograph of a structured flying object was taken. (Source: Jerome Clark, Flying Saucer Review, July 1967, p. 22).

1897 - At 11:00 p.m. in Sidnaw, Michigan several people saw a green ball of light fly overhead. (Source: Marquette (MI) Mining Journal, May 1, 1897).

1948 - A flying humanoid was spotted on this morning in St. Louis, Missouri and reported to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper by a Mrs. Dolezal. (Sources: St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 26, 1948; Kansas City Star, April 29, 1948).

1954 - What first appeared to be a flaming ring made sharp turns in the sky over a school in Newburyport, Massachusetts at around 3:30 p.m. It resolved into a solid silver, disc-shaped object with a dark center and protruding top. It made an intense roaring sound that lasted five seconds. It left a bright white tail in descent, and flew off rapidly to the southeast. At 8:35 p.m. 15 balls of light in a V-formation buzzed a University of Georgia professor of aeronautics and four other witnesses in Athens, Georgia. (Sources: (1) Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 66; UNICAT database, case 773, citing Project Blue Book; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2983; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 59; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 79).

1958 - At 9:05 p.m. a red hot coal-like object streaked across the sky over Adelaide, South Australia. It made a hissing noise. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 164).

1959 - Luis Da Silva had seen a red colored disc in the sky before he went to bed in Sao Paulo, Brazil and when he awoke at midnight he felt a compulsion to go out into his garden, where he found a note telling him to return the next night at 1:30 a.m. He did so, and a circular UFO appeared at a low altitude, perhaps 100 meters. He felt paralyzed and unable to move. In a spiral a man descended from the UFO but did not quite touch the ground. He wore a helmet and was clad in plastic looking clothing, with gloves that looked transparent like glass. He told Da Silva to return again on Thursday at 2:05 a.m. and then re-ascended in a spiral to his craft. On Thursday the same sequence of events occurred, but this time three entities descended, one at a time. The last of these beings asked Da Silva for a sheet of paper, and he inscribed upon it a message consisting of undecipherable markings. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1967, p. 7; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1959-07, citing Dr. Walter Buhler, SBEDV).

1964 - An interesting photograph was taken this day in Burgh le Marsh, Cumbria, England. A Mr. Templeton took a photograph of a little girl holding a nosegay of flowers in the early afternoon. Not seen at the time was what appears to be the image of a man standing behind her, dressed in a white spacesuit. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1964, p. 11; Gordon Creighton, FSR, September-October 1970, p. 29).

1964 - At 12:30 p.m. Orlando Gallegos observed a bright, metallic, egg-shaped object about 70 meters away, on the ground, north of La Madera, New Mexico. Blue flames appeared to circle the base of the machine, which was silent and about the length of a telephone pole. Scorch marks and four imprints were found, according to Police Capt. Martin Vigil. Also on the same day, a thirty-foot wide silver, inverted bathtup-shaped UFO was sighted near Truth of Consequences, New Mexico by a Mr. Mitropolis. It was seen a quarter of a mile to the east, flew up over a mountain, then down out of sight near the Caballo Reservoir. (Sources: (1) Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 598; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 5; (2) Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 10).

1965 - At 5:00 p.m. Gary W., age 9, in New London, Minnesota saw an object which came down silently and hovered at ground level, 60 meters away. A sort of periscope emerged from the craft, and a strange noise, which was also heard by the boy's father, was noted. After a couple of minutes the "periscope" disappeared, the object rose, and then dashed up into the sky at unbelievable speed. (Sources: Saucer News, Fall 1965, p. 26; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 645; Bob Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1990, p. 20).

1966 - A young man was driving his car in Follansbee, West Virginia at 11:30 p.m. when he saw a silent UFO shaped like two bowls glued together. It flew at 30 meters altitude, ahead of his car. He estimated the diameter of the object at 10 meters. He drove away as quickly as he could without looking back. (Sources: Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 766, citing US Air Force ATIC; http://www.nicap.org/waves/1966fullrep.htm).

1967 - At 8:30 p.m. a Miss Roberts of St. Catherines, Ontario saw a blindingly red object ascend into the sky, then turn a green color. It next shot beams of light at a dog on the ground, and made an exit with erratic maneuvers. In nearby Waterloo, Ontario at 9:00 p.m. a Mr. Dorscht saw an oil-drum shaped cylinder descend from the sky, extend six legs, and then land on his farm. The 1.5 meter tall object left behind six landing imprints in the ground after it departed. At 9:30 p.m. EDT a witness in Kitchener, Ontario saw a small cylinder, estimated to be 3 feet in diameter and 5 feet tall, with flashing lights. The object landed, deploying six legs when it was about four feet from the ground. A whirring sound during landing stopped once the object was at rest. Ground impressions (physical traces) were found at the landing site. (Sources: (1) NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1967, p. 3; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 337; (2) Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 837, Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 272; (3) NICAP report form and unidentified newspaper clipping dated September 8, 1967 in NICAP files).

1967 - On this night in Mount St. Helens, Washington two teenagers saw a saucer-shaped object with a dome. It had a swept back wing, and red body lights. As it pursued the witnesses' car and illuminated it with a light beam, a whistling sound could be heard. The object then turned away and started to follow a truck that passed. (Sources: Unidentified newspaper clipping, NICAP files; http://www.nicap.org/waves/1967fullrep.htm).

1969 - At 5:26 p.m. in the suburbs outsie of Melnik, Sofia, Bulgaria a shiny delta-shaped object remained in place in the sky for two minutes. (Source: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 197).

1969 - On this evening David Arychuk was out walking his dog in Calgary, Alberta when he saw a circular object with three pulsating red lights around the top, 200 yards away from him. The UFO was about 30 feet in diameter and 20 feet high, and cream-colored with a pitted surface. He smelled a rather nauseating odor of "sweet bitterness" that was in the air. One hundred yards away stood two humanoid beings, "taller than normal," wearing dark clothing. David yelled out "Hey you!" and they walked around behind the UFO. His dog refused to go on and was shivering from fright. By the time David came back to the site with his stepfather the UFO was gone, but the odor was still present the next day. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-44, citing investigator William K. Allan; John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 49).

1969 - Sr. Robler's watch stopped when he drove his car under a luminous red, cone-shaped UFO on a highway between Ibiuna and Sao Paulo, Brazil in Sao Paulo State at 4:30 a.m. (Sources: Hans Bemelmens, FSR, January-February 1970, p. 17; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 52).

1974 - Forty-one year old Oscar Patero failed to return from a short business trip that he embarked upon on this day. Five or six days later he was found rain soaked and covered with ticks on a thousand foot mountain near Colatina in the state of Espiritu Santo, Brazil, which was over 900 kilometers from his home. He said that a light appeared at around 11:30 p.m. just before he crossed a bridge while driving between Catanduva and Julio de Mesquita, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In fact, his car was found there. Under hypnosis he revealed that he had been taken aboard a UFO and been given a physical exam, but he resisted giving any further details except to say that a tall, fair-haired and blue-eyed young man was one of the aliens. The man was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a small nose and small ears. He revealed that this was actually his second UFO encounter, because he had given a ride to this same individual previously on the night of his first encounter. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR, November 1975, p. 15, citing O Dia, May 29, 1974; Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 81; Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 171; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1320, citing Walter Buhler; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 186B).

1975 - A UFO dove at spectators who had stopped to watch it along the side of a highway in Gerena, Sevilla, Spain, causing the witnesses to panic. The six witnesses got back into their cars and drove away, but were chased for two miles. The red, elongated or ovoid object came so close that the drivers were dazzled by the light. When they pulled into a filling station for santuary the light finally shot off rapidly to the east. The incident lasted approximately eight minutes. (Sources: Charles Bowen, Saga UFO Report, December 1976, p. 80, citing I. Darnaude; Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1976).

1976 - At 11:30 a.m. a disc-shaped object maneuvered for more than two minutes in the sky between Carson and Long Beach, California. (Source: Ann Druffel, Skynet, April 1976, p. 24).

1977 - Two witnesses, including a 31-year-old woman named Coombes, reported that a 7-8-foot tall luminous silver figure, three feet wide, looked in a window for an hour in Milford Haven, England on this night. The humanoid form, whose face was black with no features, vanished when a neighbor drove up. An orb chased the car. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1977, p. 2, citing a newspaper clipping).

1978 - A close encounter of the first kind happened in Eden Prairie, Minnesota to a witness named Stoddard. (Sources: Eden Prairie (MN) News, May 4, 1978; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 40).

1980 - A disabled man and a woman neighbor in Holton, Indiana watched a luminous, golden-colored triangle, that appeared and passed in front of the full moon at around 11:00 p.m. It hovered for awhile, then shot straight up, and finally zigzagged before vanishing at a 45 degrees angle above the horizon in the northwest. (Source: Allan Hendry, CUFOS News, September 1980, p. 3).

1984 - At around 11:00 a.m. a humanoid wearing an odd helmet was seen in the woods west of Macomer, Sardinia, Italy by two children. There was an odd silence that permeated the encounter, which lasted only a couple of minutes. A disc-shaped object rose from the forest floor, then flew off to the east-northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 14138, citing CISU).

1984 - At 10:00 p.m. a multicolor disc fired fireballs at the ground and maneuvered in the sky over Stanmore, London, England. (Source: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 114).

1984 - At 10:00 p.m. in Screven, Georgia several witnesses including police watched a W-shaped object with lights that flew at a low altitude and at a speed of 160 km/hour. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 82).

1985 - A shiny sphere was sighted over a farm near Gomoab, Namibia, Africa at around 8 p.m. The next morning a 15-meter deep well was found dry. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1991).

1992 - At 1:30 a.m. a green glowing disc-shaped object, ringed with portholes and estimated to be 100 meters in diameter, was sighted flying over the residential area of Macae, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It made a sonic boom as it flew off toward the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, cse 15714, citing Causistica Brasileira de 1992, issue # 8).

1994 - At 1:10 p.m. a distant white, disc-shaped UFO hovered over Santa Rosa Sound as witnessed from Gulf Breeze, Florida. It created a churning swirl of water, that looked like a waterspout below the UFO. (Source: Ed Walters, UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof, p. 56).

2000 - At around 2:00 a.m. several residents living on the slopes of a hill in Tocopilla, Antofagasta Province, Chile saw a strange looking entity climb rapidly up the side of a steep hill. It moved up a practically vertical cliff using reptilian like movements, and seemed to expand as if it possessed dark wing-like membranes on its back, which may have helped propell it up the cliff. Once it reached the summit witnesses began hearing strange growling and screeching sounds coming from the top. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case HC # 3644, citing Paranigma Chile).

2001 - In Mount Gambier, South Australia at 7:00 p.m. there was a procession of orange/red fireballs that passed from west to east. The second followed the first at a 5 minute interval, then 20 minutes passed before the third object, and then five minutes again until the fourth one passed. They all travelled beneath the cloud line. One went out completely, while the others faded in the distance. At 7:45 p.m. there was another procession of objects. Another object was seen in the sky, then another one 5-6 minutes later, then a third one came from the northwest direction, which moved east toward Victoria. (Source: Doug Moffett, Australasian Ufologist, April 2002, p. 37).

2001 - At 8:00 p.m. a huge V-shaped UFO with white lights on the leading edge defining the boomerang outline, flew directly overhead in Salt Ash, New South Wales, Australia. A minute later, single lights began arcing in one direction, then the other. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 105).

2004 - A very fast, low flying cigar-shaped object with four diamond shapes on the bottom was seen flying over Longmont, Colorado at 9:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, April 2004 webpage). 

2004 - A glowing flying triangle was spotted by a couple in Kelowna, British Columbia. It was white in color. No lights were seen on the craft, flying at an estimated 20,000 ft, with no aura nor trail. It went on a straight line toward the northwest. Later a helicopter was seen flying at a low level. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 246, citing HBCCUFO; George A. Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 113).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 26 April 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: abduction, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, flying humanoid, green UFOs, ground marks, landing imprints, multi-year reports from Brazil, Nordic UFOnauts, pungent odor, red UFOs, tall humanoids, undeciphered writing given to UFO contactee, V-shaped or boomerang UFOs, winged humanoid, whistling sound, witness felt a compulsion to go to a specific site after a UFO sighting.

© Donald A. Johnson