On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 27

1899 - At four o'clock in the afternoon a 10 meter in diameter red ball crossed highway N51 near the town of Baye, Marne department, France on a steady trajectory. It illuminated the surrounding area a red color, and went off to the southwest. There were many witnesses. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 129).

1950 - At 9:00 a.m. a U.S. Air Force F-86 Sabre jet had an encounter with a flat oval-shaped object near Plymouth, Massachusetts. The object was light brown in color, climbed away from the jet, and at 28,000 feet turned and flew away. At 8:25 p.m. a huge reddish-orange disc passed a TWA DC-3 airliner being flown over South Bend, Indiana by the crew named Adickes, Manning, and Hinshaw. The UFO approached the plane from below and behind, overtaking the aircraft, then moved rapidly away when the pilot attempted a closer approach. (Sources: (1) Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 12; (2) True Magazine, August 1950; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 145; Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 150).

1952 - At 4:15 p.m. H.A. Freytag and three male relatives, including a minister, sighted a silver oval-shaped UFO that rolled across the sky in Roseville, Michigan. The UFO descended and stopped. Two silver cigar-shaped objects appeared, one departing to the east and one to the west. A third silver cigar-shaped object flew by at high speed. These sightings lasted for 45 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1160; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 61; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - A Ground Observer Corps member (GOC) in Waskish, Minnesota sighted a silent aluminum colored cigar-shaped object that flew over 30 miles to the north in less than one minute. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #6, report dated April 30, 1952; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 60).

1952 - At 8:30 p.m. Master Sgt. G. S. Porter, an off-duty control tower operator, and his wife observed two bright red or flame-colored discs that appeared in the sky over Yuma, Arizona. They were said to be as large as fighter planes. They had seven sightings of one disc, and two objects that they saw flying in formation. They watched the UFOs for a total of two hours. All were seen below an 11,000-foot overcast sky. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1163; UNICAT database, case # 818; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: January-May, p. 59; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1956 - Five silent cigar-shaped objects flew south over Vuyyuru, Andra Pradesh State, India in a delta formation at 8:30 p.m. They left behind a light contrail. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, monthly report April 1956; UFO Nachtrichten, February 1957; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4964, citing Flying Saucer Review, volume 2, number 4).

1960 - Mr. N. N., a painter, was driving from Slagelse to Naestved, Denmark at around 3:00 a.m. when his car engine and lights died. His car stopped twenty feet from a green glowing thirty-foot wide domed disc. The object was shaped like two bowls edge-to-edge, had a shining stripe of light around its center, three portholes, three legs for landing gear, and a central column. It also made a humming sound. Four three-foot tall entities in luminous green costumes emerged. Their uniforms had three dark vertical marks on the chest. (Sources: Willy Wegner, UFO-Landinger I Danmark, p. 36; Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0492).

1961 - On this morning a bluish green oval object, the size of a jetliner, landed on Lake Onega in Karelia, Russia and broke through the ice. It was heading toward the east when it came down and created a trench 50 feet long and 10 feet deep in the lake bed. There was a great deal of disturbed mud, and odd fragments were also found at the site. The sample residue was analyzed and showed the presence of the elements magnesium, aluminum, calcium, barium, and titanium. There were at least 25 witnesses to the crash landing. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 137, citing Felix Zigel; APRO Bulletin, June 1976, p. 5; Xenolog, August 1976, p. 11; Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 61).

1964 - A 12-year-old boy and seven friends saw a UFO hovering above their school grounds in El Paso, Texas on this afternoon. "It seemed to be floating in the air, and was covered with something like a sheet. It was 6 foot 5 inches tall and sort of egg-shaped." (Source: Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 10, citing the El Paso Herald-Post, April 28, 1964).

1967 - A dark object chased a car down a highway through rangeland in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma at 8:30 p.m. The UFO directed beams of light toward the ground. It was absolutely silent, and there were several independent witnesses. (Sources: Condon Committee Colorado UFO Study, case N1250, citing NICAP; NICAP files, citing newspaper clipping dated April 29, 1967).

1967 - In Kingston, New Hampshire at 10:10 p.m. EDT an elliptical object with a dome on top and two visible legs skimmed over the trees and paced a car being driven by witnesses Keiran, Tobin and Lowe for two minutes. It had red lights in a circular pattern, 2-3 more flashing lights, and made a shrill beeping sound. The object tilted before moving away and flying off to the west. (Sources: NICAP case files, John J. Reynolds field investigator; NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1967, p. 3; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 337 & 452).

1967 - At 10:00 p.m. CDT four boys with binoculars in Green Lake, Wisconsin observed an object come lower with oscillating motions, illuminating the woods one kilometer away. It was cone-shaped, with a blue underside, and a top that changed from red to orange to white. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 838).

1969 - At shortly after 1 p.m. Mr. Garfinkel, an airline passenger on an Eastern Airlines flight flying over Connecticut saw a shiny, disc-shaped object that was joined by two more daylight discs. They slowly matched speed, moving along w a rapid, rocking motion before accelerating upwards at angle at high speed. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors).

Connecticut Daylight Disc Sighting - 1969

Sketch of three discs

1973 - At 11:30 p.m. five witnesses saw a UFO that hung over a smelting and refining plant in Glover, Missouri for 10 minutes. It was triangle shaped with two red and one green lights, and made no sound. The green light reduced in size, then all three started blinking. The object flew off to the west over Highway 21. It was described as being as big as two cars. (Source: Ironton (MO) Mountain Echo, May 3, 1973).

1974 - On this day a girl in Vallentuna, Sweden drew a sketch of a flying saucer, for no apparent reason. She then went to the window and saw a flying disc up so close that it filled the view from the window. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11306, citing John Wallace Spencer, UFO Encyclopedia, p. 204).

1979 - At seven o'clock in the morning a four meter in diameter, intense reddish-orange colored sphere with "stiff waving arms" or appendages was seen over a farm in St. Jacques de Nehou, Manche department, France. It flew off silently to the northeast slowly. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1980).

1986 - Dr. J. Allen Hynek, scientific consultant to the Air Force Project Blue Book for many years, and founder of the Center for UFO Studies, died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on this day. He had been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. (Source: Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 325).

1986 - A large, silent metallic object was seen at treetop level by a motorist in La Follette, Tennessee at 11:10 p.m. It sped off when the witness stopped to investigate. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, case 1081).

1997 - In Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 7:30 p.m. a disc was seen hovering over a house for 10 minutes. It wobbled as it rotated slowly. Two more UFOs rose from the city park. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17922, citing website).

1998 - At 8 o'clock in the evening Ursulina, the main witness, and her husband were in bed sleeping at their home in Aurora, Ceara State, Brazil when they heard a noise that sounded like someone trying to open the rear door to their house. Their cat was also acting very agitated. Her husband, Francisco, went to investigate while Ursulina remained behind in bed praying. Soon she heard a sound resembling a radio being tuned and then a bright blue light invaded the bedroom. Looking towards the door of the bedroom she saw a strange creature standing there. She described the entity as being about 1.5 meters in height, with a huge head not in proportion to the rest of the body, wide shoulders, a very thin waist, and long dangling arms. It was hairless, had huge black eyes, a small lipless mouth, and little "bumps" where the nose should have been. She described the clothing as a brown tight-fitting coverall, with belts and boots. The entity stared intently at Ursulina. Despite her terror she managed to ask the entity what it wanted. She heard an unintelligible reply and then screamed for her husband. At that same instant the creature ran out the door and disappeared down the corridor. Her husband apparently was able to see the figure run from the bedroom. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case 20, citing Painel OVNI).

2006 - A large rectangular object with red blinking lights that formed an arch was reported over Santa Maria, California at 4:30 p.m. It made erratic flight movements, flew low over the area for a minute, then suddenly disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, May 2006 archived webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 April 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: bedroom visitation, blue light, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, daylight discs, red UFOs, UFOs flying in formation, long duration UFO sightings, short UFOnauts, silent UFOs, unintelligible language.