Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1959 - Mr. Uribe, a petroleum engineer, and two other witnesses had to stop when they ran out of fuel at Sombrero, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. At 7:54 p.m. they observed a light swinging in the sky like a pendulum, and coming closer to the ground. It appeared to be a large, vertical, ovoid object that made a "whooshing" sound. Its closest approach was 120 meters. They estimated its dimensions at two meters in height and 1.5 meters in width. When Uribe aimed his rifle at the object it went out of sight within seconds. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 493; Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 14).
1965 - At around midnight the Denver family of three saw a UFO on the ground at South Myton Bench, Duchesne County, Utah that stood up like a rocket. The top was flat, with a row of windows below, and a room inside with bright lights. Rotating flashing lights on top, orange-red flames on bottom. It rose vertically without a sound, hovered, then shot up quickly. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, p. 17).
1967 - A disc-shaped object about the size of a rugby ball was sighted by a married couple in Grey Friars, Stattordshire, England at 2:30 a.m. It flashed blue lights all around its rim, and seemed to be spinning in time with sound coming from it. It caused their dog to begin barking. The witnesses reported that they were too frightened to sleep after their encounter. Later that evening another close encounter occurred in Weston-on-Trent, England. The witness reported a "dull penetrating sound," then sighting a red light that moved up, down, and "all over the place." This witness's dog also whimpered, barked, and scratched at the door in response to the UFO. The noise persisted throughout the night, even after the UFO had gone. (Source: Roger H. Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs Unidentified Undeniable, p. 6).
1967 - At 11:30 p.m. a bright, cage-like UFO shaped like an inverted bowl, with a row of yellow lights on its surface, flew over Grand Rapids, Michigan very fast at an estimated altitude of 5,000 feet. (Source: Grand Rapids Press, August 11, 1967).
1968 - A beam of energy from a disc-shaped object caused the death
of someone on a farm in Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
at 8:10 p.m. On the same night a round flying object emitting blue and
red lights was sighted in the suburbs of Cerro de la Gloria, Mendoza province,
Argentina. Two dwarves wearing helmets with bright glowing antennae
on their heads exited the landed craft. When a police office named Romero
pointed his gun at them a luminous ray immobilized him. He was later hospitalized.
(Sources: (1) Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where
Next? p. 193; (2) David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue
of Humanoid Reports, case A1565, citing Roberto Enrique Banchs and
Cronica, August 14, 1968).
1971 - Starting at around 9:00 a.m. a glowing orange disc-shaped UFO, shaped like two basins placed edge to edge, paced a plane flying from Belo Horizonte to Uberaba, Minas Gerais State, Brazil for 20 minutes, and then suddenly sped away. The private pilot was a 24-year-old man named Buono. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1972, p. 2; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1971, p. 1; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 15, 120).
1972 - A woman was camping out in the yard of a friend's house
in Saint Jean Du Gard, France and had gone out for a walk at 2:30
a.m. when she noticed a white spherical light that appeared to be in a
nearby field. As she stood there watching, she heard footsteps behind
her that sounded like someone walking on the dry grass. When she turned
around she was confronted by a five-foot tall robot-like being that was
completely black. Its head was egg shaped and it had two round white discs
for eyes. The witness felt an unbelievable level of fear and had the feeling
that the being possessed extraordinary powers; could in fact control "nature
itself." She blacked out and when she recovered found herself back
in her tent with her husband. That same morning a truck driver named Marcilio
was forced to stop his vehicle in the pre-dawn hours on the Amaral Peixoto
Highway in Brazil when the road was blocked by a UFO sitting on
the road with yellow and blue flashing lights. It took off rapidly. (Sources:
(1) Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case # 1102, citing
Jean-Claude Bourret, The Crack in the Universe; (2) Gordon Creighton,
FSR, September 1972, p. 26, citing O Dia, August 9, 1972).
1973 - A father and his son were driving along the main highway in the Exeter, New Hampshire during the day when they saw a landed UFO along the side of the highway. A tall humanoid figure stood next to the object. The witnesses kept driving without stopping. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-19; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).
1979 - Two white, 30-foot diameter lenticular discs were seen flying together below an aircraft being flown by the state police southeast of Hayfork, California at around ten o'clock in the morning. The discs were hugging the terrain, following the contour of the land and flying in and out of the canyons below, nearly grazing the ground. Their speed, when first sighted, was estimated to be 600 miles per hour, but they accelerated and sped away to the north at 1,500 mph. There were four witnesses who watched the craft for 20 seconds. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 24, 125; UNICAT database, case 47, citing Paul Cerny).
1980 - A few minutes after midnight a Sandia Security detail of
three men, Ferenz, Rist, and Frazier, reported that a disc-shaped object
landed behind the "HQ CR 44" nuclear storage building at Sandia
Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. One of the security
guards drove his jeep into Coyote Canyon and approached on foot. He had
a clear view of the round disc-shaped object at the Manzano Weapons Storage
Area. His radio would not work when he tried to radio for backup. The
UFO shot straight up and away at high speed at the end of the 30 minute
encounter. (Sources: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear
Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, pp. 224-225;
Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 406; UNICAT database, case 373,
citing Fawcett & Greenwood).
1983 - A 34-year-old man named Platner saw a UFO in Winifreda, La Pampa province, Argentina at 7:30 p.m. and followed it in his van. When he stepped out of his van he was paralyzed by a beam of light. Four small humanoids wearing diver suits with large round eyes, one of them a female, emerged from the craft and communicated with him using telepathy. He was taken aboard the craft, undressed, a blood sample was taken, and he subsequently became unconscious. When he came to again he was on top of his van. (Sources: Jane Thomas, FSR, December 1983, p. 9, citing Diario Popular, August 12, 1983; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case # 104, citing FSR).
1993 - At 5:00 p.m. a very large, fat cigar-shaped object, "battleship gray" in color, was observed from State Route 150 near Cherryville, North Carolina just over some trees. It crossed the highway close to the car without making a sound. Two cars were involved in the incident. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1994).
1999 - On this afternoon at 5:07 p.m. a round white object shot
past SwissAir flight 127 while flying over Long Island, New York
at 23,000 feet altitude. It passed to within 400 feet above the airliner.
Its speed was described as "incredibly fast". The USNTA said
another aircraft in the area saw nothing. (Source: Lynn Picknett, Mammoth
Book of UFOs, p. 173, citing the Toronto Sun).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 26 July 2007).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abduction, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions: dogs barking and whimpering, disc-shaped UFOs, landings, missing time, multi-year reports from Argentina and Brazil, nuclear facility visited by UFO, ovoid UFO, pendulum motion, short humanoids, tall humanoid, UFOs causing injury and death, vertical takeoff, whooshing sound.