Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1897 - At around 6:00 p.m. in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada a luminous red fireball hovered for 15 minutes over a nearby mountain. It flashed colors, circled, then shot off to the south. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 207, citing Loren E. Gross, Charles Fort, the Fortean Society, and UFOs, p. 19).
1946 - On this evening a UFO crashed into the sea in a fjord on the western coast of Sweden. At 10:45 p.m. a procession of objects passed over the Mariestad area of Sweden, and a cylindrical object was sighted five minutes later in the sky over southern Norrland province. At Chatillon-sur-Seine, France whistling rockets with glowing contrails were seen on this night and subsequent nights until August 18. (Source: AFU Sweden, case G101; Loren E. Gross, Mystery of the Ghost Rockets, p. 52).
1948 - Two boys were playing outside at noon in Hamel, Minnesota when a dull gray, round object 70 cm in diameter landed near them with a metallic noise. It spun, went up, hovered, maneuvered to avoid telephone lines and trees, and flew away to the northeast. An FBI man from St. Paul found an area 70 cm in diameter where the ground showed signs of extreme pressure. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 192; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 90).
1954 - Off Yoron Jima, near Okinawa at 8:55 p.m. P. L. Percharde, an electrical engineer and assistant manager of the Moeller Shipwrecker Co., and Kosei Nakamoto sighted a line of blue lights that flew over their ship at the site of the S.S. Docteur Angier shipwreck. When overhead the two men could see that underneath the lights was a blue ring with a black center. After passing over the ship it climbed vertically, illuminating and agitating the clouds. (Sources: UNICAT, case 778, citing Project Blue Book report IR-4-54; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 76; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1954 - At three o'clock in the morning a compass started spinning wildly and other types of EM effects occurred in Remiremont, Vosges department, France and two other towns when at least one UFO briefly flew over. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science, the UFO Enigma, p. 129, citing Jimmy Guieu; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 262).
1954 - At 1:30 p.m. a flaming object bashed a hole in the side of a house in Lawrence, Massachusetts. That evening, at 7:54 p.m., a disc-shaped object glowed and soared around the control tower at Maxwell Field in Alabama. It was seen by both ground and air observers, and confirmed on radar. (Sources: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, February 1956, p. 3; Blue Book files counted in official statistics).
1955 - Iceland. At 11:45 a.m. Lt. E. J. Marlow sighted twelve gray objects, from cigar to egg-shaped, flying in formation. The objects varied their formation from elliptical to wavy line to scattered to straight line to trail formation. Speeds varied from hovering to 1,000 mph. His sighting lasted 3-4 minutes. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, February 1956, p. 3; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1956 - A photograph of a UFO shaped like a dome was taken on this evening in Mo, Norway. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 6 (1975), page 44, case # 115, citing Oslo Nation, September 21, 1956).
1958 - A procession of four or five flying objects passed over Chautauqua Lake, New York beginning at around nine o'clock in the evening and continuing until 10:30 p.m. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1958, p. 2; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 58).
1960 - An important close encounter case involving ignition interference with the engine of a tractor occurred on this day in Left Hand Canyon, Boulder County, Colorado at 3:10 in the afternoon. Mr. Robert Hawks was operating a tractor with a backhoe when his tractor stalled. Looking up he saw a disc-shaped object hovering in the sky above the canyon, making a humming noise, and he watched for the next 15 minutes, unable to re-start his tractor, while some apparent repair activity was performed on the hovering craft. A panel on the craft was rotated inside and replaced. Ater the repair was completed, the craft departed by shooting straight up in the sky. Mr. Hawks could then restart his tractor. (Sources: B. V. Wilson, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1960, p. 1; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 182; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 114; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 18).
1963 - Beginning at shortly after midnight, three witnesses in Saileralm, Austria watched 50 small glowing orbs fly in and out of caves in a mountain over the next four hours. The glowing balls of light then flew up into a large ovoid UFO. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, April 1975, p. 27).
1963 - In Warrenville, Illinois at ten o'clock in the evening R. M. Boersma saw a white light move around the sky for 20 seconds. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 8506; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 122; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1964 - A domed disc-shaped UFO was seen spinning over a water tank at a car-manufacturing factory in Defiance, Ohio at 5:30 p.m. It made a hissing sound. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1965, p. 5; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 103).
1965 - At 7:25 p.m. a 62-year-old woman named Clarkson reported observing two silver objects shaped like four-leaf clovers hovering over the suburb of Menands, Albany County, New York. She also reported the smell of smoke. At around midnight that same night Mr. & Mrs. De Turca of Brighton Township, Beaver County, Pennsylavania said that their dog "went crazy" barking at a hovering disc-shaped object that made a humming sound. (Sources: Albany Knickerbocker News, March 30, 1966; Richard Bonenfant, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 47; John G. Fuller, Incident at Exeter, p. 176; Jean Fuller, Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967, p. 26).
1966 - An abduction and forced sexual encounter allegedly occurred near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on this evening. Marlene Travers, age 24, was visiting friends in the country and had taken a walk alone after dinner. She heard a sound like an airplane and saw a 50-foot diameter disc land in a field. A tall man dressed in a loose-fitting green tunic got out of the craft. She tried to run away but couldn't move. When he touched her she felt compelled to obey, and followed him aboard the craft past an instrumental panel into a "wildly furnished" room. She understood through telepathy that he intended to impregnate her.
After sexual intercourse he escorted her out of the ship, but when she tripped over some kind of a switch the resultant flash burned her ankles and she fainted. When she woke up she found herself lying in the field where the UFO had landed. Her friends had been searching for her for several hours. A doctor who examined her found burns on her legs and ankles. She brought her friends back to the spot where she claimed to have been inside the UFO, and a large indentation was found in the earth. She later was examined again by a medical doctor and found to be pregnant. There is no account of how the pregnancy turned out. (Sources: Hans Holzer, The UFOnauts, pp. 247-248; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Here and Now, p. 147; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case # 125).
1969 - Jean Migueres was driving an ambulance at around 6:00 a.m. from Perpignan to Rouen, France when he heard a voice in his head say: “Do not be afraid, nothing bad will happen to you, you will feel nothing.” Twenty minutes later he observed a nearly spherical cloud moving toward him. It then took the form of a cloudy nucleus surrounded by an incandescent white ring having at its base a dull black metallic platform, shaped like a domed disc, about 65 feet in diameter. At the same time, a “DS” car appeared, moving directly toward the ambulance. Migueres was unable to avoid it, and a head on collision took place 30 kilometers from Rouen. He estimated that the ambulance was speeding at 100 kph at the time. After the crash, a being “materialized” on the seat beside Migueres, and addressed him telepathically in French. “Be assured, you are only apparently injured…you will feel no physical pain…I am going to “regenerate” you by a procedure that is not yet known on your planet.” He then took from a pouch on his belt a disc about 1 inch in diameter, of an incandescent white luminosity, and applied it to the nape of Miguere’s neck. Migueres felt a prickling sensation all along his spinal column. The being said:”This accident was necessary for you; we will come back to see you.” Then he disappeared. Migueres had multiple injuries and broken bones but reported feeling no pain, then or later. He underwent several lengthy operations and was twice pronounced “clinically dead.” After an internal hemorrhage with bursting of the gall bladder, he received a telepathic message to “leave the hospital immediately,” which he obeyed, being transported to a hospital at Montpellier, near his home, where he was again pronounced “dead.” Nevertheless he survived. After three weeks in the Montpellier hospital he received a message: “You have succeeded in your mission thanks to our help…you can now go home, we will continue to protect you.”
He went home, but for three years his broken bones remained unhealed. “Then one day, all the bones re-knitted in record time,” and he was able to walk again, without even a limp. Migueres says that since his accident he has had the gift of healing. He remains in contact with the “extraterrestrials,” who have given him a “code which permits him to free the corresponding wavelength of his brain” to establish contact with them. The “extraterrestrial” seen at the time of the accident was of medium height, or less, with a very swarthy skin and a big head with a very high and wide forehead, eyes far apart, eyebrows “like scars,” and brown hair cut short. He was wearing a coverall or a pants and shirt combination resembling a military uniform, with no hat or helmet. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-59 (A1579), citing Guy Tarade & Jean Luc Rivera).
1969 - At 11:30 p.m. 20 teenagers watched a domed disc-shaped object descend slowly for 20 minutes west of Bargemon, Var department, France. It came down low over the source of Doux River, then turned, and finally flew off to the northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 8928, citing LDLN Lecteur Series).
1971 - At around midnight a 30-year-old woman in the Gavea district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was sitting by an open window while her husband slept. It was cloudy, and she noticed an orange glow coming from behind a cloud, which she first thought was the moon. She watched a large, elliptical metallic object come out from behind the cloud that was larger than a Boeing jet plane. It hovered, trembling and shaking like a dry leaf, then it stopped entirely and hovered directly above the science building on the University campus. Two smaller objects, perfect replicas of the first, next came out from beneath it and started oscillating in their flight around the larger one. The larger UFO was silvery metallic in color but had a wide orange, phosphorescent band crossing it from side to side. Within this band the witness believed she saw oval-shaped portholes of a light hue, and three or four shapes moving behind them.
The larger UFO emitted a broad, bluish beam of light that fell directly into the room in which the witness was sitting, so it appeared to have been aimed at her. She compared the type of light to that of an oxyacetylene lamp. Every time it hit her it nearly blinded her. The light turned off briefly and then turned on again, at first gradually, then more brightly. She now felt irresistibly drawn to it and had to hold on to the back of the settee so as not to fly out the window. She felt that the light was having a hypnotizing effect on her, and she tried to call out to her husband but could not say a word. The beam of light turned off and on five times over a ten minute period until she finally managed to wake her husband who came over to see the larger metallic object fly away. It flew at an incredible speed in a northeasterly direction until it was lost to sight beyond the Sugar Loaf in the direction of Niteroi. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, citing Irene Granchi, UFOs and Abductions in Brazil).
1974 - At 7:00 p.m. in the town of Salles-la-Source, Averyon, France four witnesses watched as a silent, brilliant ovoid object flew slowly overhead at one kilometer altitude. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10905, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1974).
1977 - In Nocera-Umbra, Umbria, Italy
at 12:10 a.m. Sr. Bruno Vitali was driving home after work when his
headlights picked up a shining triangular figure in front of him on the
road. It was about five feet tall and not more than 30 inches
wide, and was hopping in front of the car as if trying to fly away from
being observed. Another man, Oscar Tega, stated he heard a very loud
whistling noise at the same time just prior to the motorist's
encounter. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue
of Humanoid Reports, case # 1977-45 (A1752), citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 170).
1977 - In South Brunswick, New Jersey at 10:45 p.m. EDT a silent disc-shaped object came over the horizon and was seen by five witnesses, including police. There was something that looked like a "radar mast" on the object that was rotating. It rose up into the clouds and shot off toward the north-northeast after four minutes. (Source: International UFO Reporter, September 1977, p. 36).
1977 - A 24-year-old construction worker and his wife were driving on a mountain road in Hayden, Alabama at 10:45 p.m. CDT when a 65-foot diameter domed disc stopped in the air close by and extended its landing gear. A second disc approached and stopped in the air directly over the first one. The witnesses had an episode of missing time and could not recall everything that happened next. They do recall seeing a domed disc accelerate and speed quickly out of sight. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, September 1977, p. 36; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp.410).
1978 - On the island of Corsica three witnesses in San Lucie, Tallano, France had a close encounter at 10:40 p.m. with a UFO that responded to a spotlight shone in its direction. The UFO, viewed through binoculars, made quick jumps as it maneuvered. Two more objects followed the same path as the first. The sightings lasted 30 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12765, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 239).
1978 - At 10:55 EDT in Buffalo Shoals, North Carolina Mr. T. Mayo saw a domed disc that made a humming sound. The engine and headlight of his motorcycle died when he passed close by a domed disc hovering low by the ground. The object then shot straight up into the sky making a humming noise. At 11:59 p.m. EDT a deputy sheriff in Great Mills, Maryland used his police cruiser's spotlight to attempt to illuminate a cigar-shaped UFO he was viewing just over a nearby tree. It evaded his attempts to do so. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 23, 175, 182, 191; International UFO Reporter, September 1978, p. 9).
1978 - At 10:50 p.m. MDT in Roosevelt, Utah Mr. Murray also saw a silvery domed disc that made a purring sound. It had a green glow and hovered overhead, and then began circling. His dog whined and his household appliances quit working while the UFO was close by. It took off at high speed. (Sources: Maiden (NC) Times, August 16, 1978).
1979 - On this night in Lumut, Malaysia a group of vocational students sighted three hairy creatures between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The entities were ten-feet tall, had red eyes, and typically disappeared mysteriously into thin air as approached. As a result of the publicity uproar following the events of this night the Technical Institute was temporarily closed and the students were sent home. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 94).
1979 - Radio interference was experienced over a wide area of Wheatridge, Colorado around 11:00 p.m. when a UFO was seen hovering in the sky for three minutes. The UFO dropped toward a mountainside and was lost from sight. (Source: International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 12).
1982 - At 6:00 p.m. Pat Clausing, driving on Washington State Route 18 from Maple Valley to Auburn, Washington witnessed a 100 foot long ovoid object flying at 150 feet altitude. The object paralleled the hilly terrain in a controlled flight, flying to the southwest near power lines. The sighting lasted two and a half minutes. (Source: Donald A. Johnson case files; MUFON UFO Journal, August 28, 1982).
1986 - In Key Largo, Florida a silent wing-shaped object, 65 feet wide by 40 feet long, flew overhead at 400 feet altitude at 4:30 a.m. It had bright lights in the front. (Source: Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case 1142).
1986 - At 6:00 p.m. a retired factory worker and his wife saw a large, roating, diamond-shaped object in Lima, Ohio. Its dimensions were estimated to be 40 feet by 20 feet. The object flew quite low, and passed behind several trees. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, November 1986, p. 13).
1987 - A bus driver in Peterborough, South Australia reported that a bright green ball of light traveled parallel to his bus and effected the bus electrical system. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia, citing report filed with RAAF).
1987 - A shiny metallic oval-shaped object with lights hovered, brightened, and then took off like a "shot out of a rifle" on this night in Osbornville, New Jersey. It left a white trail as it did so. It stopped abruptly, maneuvered, and then shot straight up into space. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 30).
1992 - A large bright sphere hovered over a construction site next to a house in Dedestapolsanyban, Hungary on this night. It had numerous portholes and a beam of light came from a circular opening in the lower half of the object. Beings with featureless heads, long thin arms, and wearing robes were seen collecting samples from the ground. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992 web page, case 2178, citing Kriston Endre, Hungary UFO, August 1993).
1992 - On the same night as the Hungarian sighting, at 10 p.m., a 15-foot diameter sphere was seen hovering only a few feet above the ground in Cass County, Missouri. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 1659).
1993 - At 3:30 a.m. in Hayes, Moselle department, France a large orange ovoid object flew slowly toward the northeast for 20 minutes. There were five independent witnesses to the event. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16137, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 320).
Lethbridge, Alberta Triangular UFO - 1993
1993 - At 10:45 p.m. three witnesses in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada saw several dark triangular objects and a batwing-shaped object speed overhead. (Source: David Thacker, International UFO Reporter, May-June 1994, p. 6).
1994 - An elaborate spider web style crop formation was found in a field in Avebury, England on this day. (Source: Fate, May 2002, p. 13).
1995 - A man named Brzinski was working the late night shift at a coat-hanger factory in Wallington, New Jersey. At 10:30 p.m. he was alone at the time in an aisle when he heard some peculiar sounds coming from behind some hanger racks. The sound resembled a fast, choppy, garbled speech. When he looked between the rows of hangers he saw three distinct creatures. When they realized that he saw them they seemed surprised. They then stopped talking. One was a few inches taller than the other two but all three were dressed identically. The shorter ones were about 4 feet tall. They wore something resembling a wet suit, a tight-fitting, flexible and elastic-like coverall that even covered their hands and fingers. They appeared to have some kind of face mask or facial covering also. The creatures had only three digits on each hand. One resembled a thumb and the other two were longer and located closer together, like fingers.
Mr. Brzinski said that the taller one seemed to be explaining to the other two something about the automated coat hanger making machine. They seemed very interested in it for some reason. It was very dark and it was difficult to make out any facial features, partially due to the covering they wore. When they realized they had been seen the shorter ones ran away very quickly in a peculiar shuffling manner, with apparent with difficulty. The factory windows and doors were all open that night. The taller humanoid remained behind. It opened its hand and emitted a strange, robotic sound. As it did, the uniform that covered its hand caught a bit of light from the factory lighting and seemed to give off a silver hue. When it opened its hand a small sphere appeared in the center of its palm that emitted an extremely bright light beam. The laser-like beam struck the witness in the eyes, knocking him backward with its force. It stung like needles and caused him pain, causing him to close his eyes. When he opened them the creature had disappeared. The entire incident lasted about a minute. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2371, citing Debra Kenna & Tom Briggs; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17361).
1996 - A strange object was seen in the sky over Wallaroo, South Australia at 11:30 p.m. by a 17-year-old man. He described it as bullet shaped with a flame coming from it. It zig-zagged all around the sky, and there were also unusual sounds coming from it. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17390, citing Basterfield).
1996 - In Przbylow, Poland
a man saw some flashing lights in a field at 10:40 p.m. Because they
were just above the ground, he first thought they were lights on a
harvester. However, five more witnesses 600 meters away had a better
view of the same lights. According to them the flashing lights were on
a disc-shaped craft with a dome on the top which had several circling
flashing lights. They also noticed a small, human-like creature
standing in front of the object, but were unable to make out any
details due to the bright light. (Source: Humanoid Contact Database
1996, citing Bronislaw
1998 - Six crop circles were found in a field of Durham wheat outside of Outlook, Saskatchewan. (Source: UFO Research Manitoba, 1998 Canadian UFO Survey, case 69).
1999 - At 4:30 a.m. a witness in Montluel, Ain, France who was suffering from insomnia observed a very shiny luminous point in the sky that had two rays of light that were shining a tender green color. The light source seemed to dance in the sky. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 311).
1999 - According to a caller to the National UFO Reporting Center, while traveling on Interstate 90 in South Dakota at 5:30 p.m. he spotted a huge, peculiar oval-shaped cloud in the sky. It produced the most amazing electrical show, shooting off lightning in short spikes around it. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 1999 web page).
2000 - A man driving on a highway in Oklahoma had run out of gas at 4:45 a.m. and had started walking towards some nearby lights. As he was walking, a car drove around him, pulling ahead of him quite a distance, and then stopped. A man exited the vehicle and looked at him. He described the man as having glowing green eyes. Then he looked behind him and saw two more men. One had green glowing eyes, too, and the third had eyes that glowed like diamonds. The men did not say anything, but the witness felt they were telling him to trust them. He next felt an electrical current going through his body and was unable to move. His memory ends about this time. He was later found unconscious by a police officer in the middle of the road, apparently unharmed. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2000 webpage, report uploaded September 17, 2000; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3623, citing NUFORC).
2002 - At 10:55 p.m. a zig-zagging object with red, green and blue lights was seen moving around a farm near a power plant for two minutes in Two Creeks, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2002).
2004 - At 9:30 p.m. a triangular shaped object hovered over the road briefly in Guilderland, Albany County, New York. It had white lights at the points. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2004 web page).
2004 - A dim light zig-zagging in the northern sky of Metlakatla, British Columbia, Canada responded to a spotlight shone at it. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2004, case # 574).
2005 - At 8:40 p.m. a man and his son saw a large triangular UFO with three lights fly over Edmonton, Kentucky, with the object flying with the broad part of the triangle facing forward. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2005 web page, report uploaded September 2, 2005).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 3 August 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions and attempted abductions, animal reaction: dog barking at UFO, blue beam, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, compass deflections, crop circles, diver suits, domed discs, EM electrical system interference effects, forced sexual intercourse, healing by UFO, human-looking UFOnauts, humming or purring sounds, hovering, landing traces, maneuvering UFOs, metallic noise, multi-year reports from France, New Jersey and New York, ovoid UFOs, procession of objects, RF interference, short humanoids, spheres, telepathy, triangular UFOs, UFOs flying in formation, vehicle ignition interference effect, vertical ascent, very tall hairy humanoids, zigzag maneuvers.