Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 - According to files released by the FBI through FOIA requests in the 1970s, at 10:40 a.m. at least two crescent-shaped objects zig-zagged past a military aircraft twice while the plane was flying near Guam over the Pacific Ocean. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, December 1977; NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1978, p. 4)
1947 - At around nine o'clock in the morning R. L. Johannis of Raveo, Italy saw a 10 meter wide, red domed, disc-shaped object with an antenna on top, on the ground across an ice field. There were two dwarfs less than three feet tall near the craft, wearing dark blue coveralls with red collars and belts. They had oversized heads and greenish toned faces. Their eyes were huge, without eyelashes or eyebrows but surrounded by some kind of ring-like muscle. The beings had greenish hands with eight talon-like fingers. They wore something similar to crash helmets. When he waved his ice axe at them in a friendly gesture, one of the beings discharged a thin puff of smoke or "vapor" at him which knocked him down, and the witness started to suffocate, feeling at the same time a strong electrical discharge. (Sources: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 82; Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1967, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 192).
1951 - At around one o'clock in the afternoon, a six-meter in diameter, metallic saucer with legs landed on a farm in Voghenza, Italy. Six four-foot tall humanoids climbed down ladders, then gestured to each other. They later got back aboard and took off, flying off toward the northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1951, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, CISU website).
1952 - At around noon, inflight over Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia an RAAF Vampire fighter pilot encountered a large circular light, from which 6-10 small lights emerged and surrounded the larger object. The sighting lasted five minutes. (Sources: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 50; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 175; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 18).
1955 - On this afternoon in Dogtown, Indiana a woman swimming in the Ohio River, a Mrs. Johnson, had her left leg grabbed by a hairy creature with large claws. It pulled her under the water twice, and she was left with scratches and brushes. A shiny round object was seen in the sky across the river a few minutes later. (Sources: Evansville Press, August 15, 1955; Isabel L. Davis & Ted Bloecher, Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of 1955, p. 181; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0377).
1957 - AT 8:55 p.m. a red domed disc-shaped object with a green dome buzzed a Varig Airlines C-47 flying near Joinville, Santa Catarina province, Brazil. It caused temporary disruption of the performance of the engines and the electrical system. The reception of the airplane's radio was suddenly interrupted when the red disc approached the plane, while the cabin lights also dimmed. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September 1959, p. 5; UNICAT, case # 553; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 153, citing Olavo T. Fontes; MUFON UFO Journal, August 1992).
1957 - In Preston, Waterloo county, Ontario at 10:30 p.m. a bright fiery, circular object followed two teenage girls. During the next five minutes it first moved away and then came back again. The women were reported to be suffering from conjunctivitis of the eyes. (Source: Galt (ON) Evening Reporter, August 15, 1957; John Magor, Canadian UFO Report, July 1969; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: August-September, p. 32).
1965 - On this day on the banks of the river in Cruzeiro, Santa Catarina province, Brazil,
a little man only 28" tall, introduced himself to a fisherman
named Joao do Rio as a UFOnaut. He had large luminous eyes, and spoke
perfect Portuguese. He gave Sr. do Rio an "unearthly" metal. The metal
was given to the national railroad car factory for analysis. At
8:00 p.m. that same evening a motorist had a close encounter with a
black, 90-meter-wide domed disc, which hovered silently over a
highway southwest of Itabira, Minas Gerais province, Brazil.
The craft hovered just 1.2 meters above the surface of the road, and it
followed the contours of the terrain when it departed. (Sources: (1) Baltimore Sun, August 16, 1965; John Keel, Strange Creatures From Time and Space, p. 151; (2) Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 39).
1967 - Two days after the St. Louis de Kent humanoid encounter in New Brunswick, Canada an unidentified woman from St. Charles, New Brunswick reported sighting a similar figure in the woods near the same road. The Richibucto RCMP searched the area. Although they located a man dressed in black, he had was no apparent connection with the encounters. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-76, citing Royal Canadian Mounted Police).
1971, Rota, Cadiz province, Spain. At around eight o'clock in the evening six witnesses, including a 46-year-old woman, watched as a two-meter long cigar-shaped object descended to only 11 meters altitude near the shoreline, then divided into two parts. One part rose into the sky, while the other dropped down into the sea. (Source: Vicente Juan Ballester-Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case # 144, citing field investigator Jose Ruesga).
1973 - On this afternoon at 1:35 p.m. in Greensburg, Pennsylvania at the Greengate Mall two men taking a short-cut behind the Mall observed a huge, gorilla-like creature run across the railroad tracks. The creature was said to be about 40 feet away, and the presence of a strong odor at the same time was noted. A bloodhound team searched the area, but found nothing. A cigar-shaped UFO was seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that same night at 9:35 p.m. (Source: Stan Gordon, on-site investigations, MUFON 1974 UFO Symposium Proceedings, p. 136; John Green, Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us, p. 260).
1974 - A police officer named Noel with another man in a boat on Lake Winnepausaukee near Laconia, New Hampshire took a photograph of three UFOs that appeared to be at only 60 feet altitude above the lake. (Sources: Saga UFO Report, March 1975, p. 50; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, December 1974, p. 39; George D. Fawcett, FSR, January-February 1975, p. 31).
1975 - An Air National Guard helicopter pilot flying in the air at 9:35 p.m. and in communication with several air traffic controllers at Stockton Memorial Airport, San Joaquin County, California were all witnesses to a disc-shaped object emitting a bright orange light, which hovered and performed aerobatics, and later became dark red when the object climbed away at a high speed. The sighting lasted five minutes. (Sources: Paul Cerny, Skylook, February 1976, p. 16; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 19, 122).
1976 - At around five o'clock in the afternoon, two boys with a dog on a farm in El Fundo, the Dominican Republic, saw a robot-like being dressed in black pants and a red sweater. The creature had scaly skin with a yellowish-green skin tone, curly blond hair, and walked stiffly. the dog barked furiously at the being. A black sphere rolled behind some underbrush and disappeared. (Source: Leonte N. Objio, APRO Bulletin, January 1982, p. 5).
1984 - On this night in Tom Price, Western Australia a tourist saw a UFO with red, green, and blue flashing lights apparently land on a nearby hill. He got out of his car, walked up the hill, and saw two lights hovering in the air. When he turned around and walked back to his car, one of the lights followed him back to car. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 8).
1989 - A domed, disc-shaped object was sighted over Gulf Breeze, Florida at 9:20 p.m. by a man and a woman. The upper portion of the object glowed white, while a ring of red and green lights on the bottom flashed sequentially. (Source:MUFON CD-ROM Database of Field Investigations, case # 900323, field investigator Arthur Hufford).
1992 - While driving home on a clear night at around 10:15 p.m. on US Highway 22 in Homer City, near Blairsville, Pennsylvania several separate motorists saw lights flashing neaby in the sky. Next a large silent triangular object flew over the road at an altitude of only 150 feet above the cars. Fuses were blown on the car clock/radio of the main reporting witnesses' car, occupied by two 35-year-old women. The craft was described as sixty feet wide with a silvery beamed understructure. The entire close encounter event lasted more than 15 minutes. (Sources: MUFON CD-ROM Database of Field Investigations, case # 921101E, field investigator Keith Bastianini; Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1992, p. 18; Jeff Himler, in Timothy Good (editor), Alien Update, p. 279).
1994 - At 12:20 a.m. in Anmore, West Virginia a neon green, lens-shaped object trailed a red stream behind it as it passed overhead and landed remotely in the nearby hills. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 170).
2001 - Starting at 10:45 p.m. and for the next 15 minutes, twelve white objects were seen performing maneuvers over Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. They were first seen in a triangle, which then formed into a circle, and they performed aerial aerobatics for the next several minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey Report, case # 235, citing National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 22 June 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, disc-shaped UFOs, EM effects on car clock-radio: fuses blown, hairy creature or Sasquatch reports in conjunction with UFO sightings, landings, short humanoids, blue uniforms, electrical shock, physiological effects: eye conjunctivitis, robot-like UFOnaut, scratches and bruises, triangular UFOs, vapor, vehicle ignition interference effects on car and aircraft engines, zigzag maneuvers.