On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day


1946 - A big noise was heard at 4:30 a.m. Huge "'projectiles" like rockets made a whistling sound as several of them flew overhead in the town of Bourges, Cher Department, France. Many people were awakened by the noise. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 151).

1947 - On this day three mountain climbers on Snoqualmie Pass, Washington saw a semi-transparent saucer-shaped object that made a buzzsaw sound. Very fast and near witnesses. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1250, citing Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1947, p. 62).

1952 - A man driving through some woods at 6:00 a.m. in Frontenac, Kansas encountered a strange object and stopped to watch it. It looked like two turtle shells glued together and was about 25 meters long. There appeared to be a humanoid being in something like a control cabin in front. Windows on the object were lit by an intense blue light and a throbbing sound was also reported. The object was oscillating and suddenly flew straight up with a strong humming noise. The middle section supported what looked like propellers. The object hovered three meters above the ground. (Sources: Project Blue Book; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 199-200).

1952 - Hermanas, Mexico. 10:15 a.m. Georgia Air National Guard F-84G jet fighter pilot Col. G.W. Johnson. Two six-foot silver spheres in abreast formation, one turned grey rapidly, the other slowly. One changed to long grey shape during a turn. Sighting lasted about 10 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Tucson, Arizona. 5:40 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. George White. One large round, metallic, white light with a vague lower surface, flew slowly, then fast With a dancing, wavering motion, for about one minute. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Levelland, Texas. 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sharp. One object, shaped like a spinning top, changing color from red to yellow to blue, and with a fiery tail, hovered for 20 minutes, whistling, then flew away. It, or another like it, returned an hour later. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - Egilstadir, Iceland. At 8:30 p.m. a farmer saw a small cylindrical flying object, 2-2.5 feet long and 4-5 feet in diameter that made a loud whizzing sound. It flew straight, level and fast; then slowed down and fell into a sandbar. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1966 - At ten o'clock in the evening an airman at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota observed and reported by radio a multi-colored light high in the sky. A strike team was sent to his location and confirmed the presence of the unknown object. A second object, white in color, was seen to pass in front of the clouds. At the radar base an object was detected and tracked. The observations lasted nearly four hours and were confirmed by three different missile sites. Radio interference was noted by teams sent to locations where the object was sometimes described as hovering at ground level. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 791).

1967 - At 5:00 p.m. a motorcyclist named Ron Hyde was riding on the Sydney to Melbourne highway between New South Wales and Victoria, Australia when he was suddenly engulfed in a bluish-white light that so dazzling he had to stop, near Wodonga, Victoria. He then saw a metallic object on or near the ground 30 meters away. Its shape was like that of two lens-shaped saucers on top of each other, with a dome on top. It was silvery on top but  the lower half was dark gray, and it was about 10 meters in diameter. It also bore a black mark or insignia. Next to it appeared two human figures about 1.5 meters tall, wearing silvery coveralls and opaque helmets. A gesture from them scared the witness, who drove away but was subsequently followed by the object. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 871, citing FSR, March-April 1968; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 11, 473, 480).

1970 - At 10:00 a.m. a small object the size of a car tire landed in front of the school in Rawang Selangor, Malaysia. It was shaped like a turtle shell and had five small windows. Five three-inch- tall humanoids with two horn-like protrusions on their heads emerged from the craft. The humanoids rushed back into the object as a large crowd gathered to watch. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, case # 817, citing Ahmad Jamaluddin, FSR, Vol. 28 # 5).

1970 - At 6:35 a.m. three people had just arrived at a bus stop at Lindberg Boulevard and West Road in Olmstead Falls, Ohio when two strange figures approached. The two men were dressed in glowing orange suits from head to foot with only their faces uncovered. Their skin was yellowish. Their headgear was conical and they were carrying a disc-like object over their heads. They stood about five feet tall.

The beings got to within 50 feet of a house and then turned and walked away, side-by-side, to a nearby railroad crossing. They stood there for a few minutes, then walked a short distance towards the witnesses. As the witnesses boarded a bus, one of the beings extended his arm upward. At this point they were able to see that the figure was wearing a cape.

At 9:00 a.m. a nine-year-old girl saw an UFO shaped like a huge bubble come down from the sky and land near her house. Two figures appeared to have been waiting there. When the object landed they entered it. It then rose and quickly disappeared. One of the witnesses at the bus stop went back to the site that evening and found a spot where the high grass was matted and twisted. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, case # 2629, citing Rick Hilberg).

1972 - USAF jet interceptors were sent after a UFO tracked from Mexico over Texas; teenagers sighted a domed disc-shaped craft at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport construction site at 9:50 p.m. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1972, p. 9).

1973 - A formation of 5-12 white, round or oval objects was seen and photographed near Toyama on the west coast of Japan. (Sources: Yusuke J. Matsumura, FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 5; Bougard Michel, Inforespace, February 1975, p. 20).

1975 - At 5:00 a.m. in Blaine, Minnesota a 100 foot in diameter gray domed disc-shaped craft was sighted, at an estimated distance of 5 miles. It flew to the south slowly, at an estimated altitude of 760 meters, making no sound. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, April 1976, p. 25; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 38).

1978 - On this afternoon six children from a local school in Hamburg, Germany saw a round silvery object slowly descend and land in an open field. The object had two round black dots on its side. A ladder descended from the craft, and two human-like figures emerged; they wore white helmets and dark uniforms. The witnesses ran to get some help, but upon returning both the object and the figures were gone. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Contact Database, case # 205, citing Ulrich Magin).

1978 - At 10:00 p.m. a red-orange object flew in front of a car being driven by a 54-year-old woman, ten miles south of Ottumwa, Iowa. Mist, fog, and condensation were noted. The car engine died and the windshield fogged up by the close presence of the UFO. The nocturnal light then flew behind some trees, after which the engine restarted by itself. (Sources: Allen Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1978, p. 14; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, page 73; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 257).

1978 - At 11:40 p.m. in Ginghamsburg, Ohio two orange lights flew close to a car with two 19-year-old teenage girls as passengers, causing the engine to lose power as they drove past. The lights gave off a humming sound. One shone a light beam on the witnesses for about a second. When the witnesses looked back, the lights were gone. (Sources: Allen Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1978, p. 14; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, page 73; UNICAT, case 141; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 257).

1978 - On this night a luminous craft descended in La Serena, Chile. It was reportedly very big in size. Two beings of human shape (perhaps the same two seen in Germany earlier in the day), paralyzed the witness. He tried to run, but fainted in the roadway. On the same night eight military pilots reported they saw several UFOs maneuver in the area around their air base in Temuco, Chile. (Sources: La Razon, August 27, 1978; Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1978, p. 15; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1957).

1982 - On this day children encountered a large UFO on the ground in a fruit plantation in Sarikei, Malaysia. Several midget humanoids with large heads were seen moving near the object. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Center for Malaysian UFO Studies; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14434, citing Flying Saucer Review).

1987 -  At 2:30 a.m. a house near Vejle in Denmark was illuminated from above. Three metallic disc-shaped craft with windows were seen hovering only one meter over the roof. Photos were taken but the images came out blank. The incident lasted three minutes. (Source: SUFOI News, issue 14).

1990 - At 8:30 p.m. lights hovered in the sky northeast of the city of Greifswald, Germany for three minutes. They accelerated rapidly forward. There were many (at least six) videos shot and eleven still photographs taken by separate witnesses. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 70).

1993 - A huge, silent, metallic domed disc hovered overhead in Kettering, England at 9:45 p.m. It had a row of windows in the dome. It flew over homes for a couple of minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  16155).

1998 - Luis Cuesta Trinidad and a woman friend were camping near the shoreline on the beach in Mazagon, Extremadura, Spain. At 8:30 they were enjoying the view when they noticed a strange humanoid figure emerge from the water not far from them. The figure came out and began moving its arms in a strange fashion. At first it was standing with its back to them, but when it turned around it became aware of their presence by first noticing the flashlight being held by Luis. It took off running in a strange fashion, without bending its knees. They noticed that its head was hairless, but its body was covered with ample hair, and it had round, slightly Oriental-looking eyes that were orange in color. It was almost two meters tall, with long dangling arms and legs that looked deformed. It was very pale in color with its head was shaped like an inverted pear. It had no nose, and they could not see a mouth. It was totally silent. The witnesses felt nervous during the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3836, citing OVNIS En Extremadura, El Dragon Invisible).

2001 - On this evening there was a terrific meteor shower seen by many, but nothing to compare to the three black triangular UFOs seen at approximately 1:30 a.m. in Joshua Tree, California. The UFOs were seen zipping around rapidly and stopping dead in midair by a man, who reported it to a friend the next morning, who posted the report online.(Source: George A. Filer and David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 81).

2002 - A very bright white disc-shaped object traversed the sky in The Colony, Texas at four o'clock in the afternoon, about 500-700 feet up, heading toward the North at a fairly fast pace. It was viewed through binoculars by a counseling psychologist and his daughter. It seemed to rotate, and changed from a disk to another shape. It was maneuvering in the sky, and no sound was detected. It was descending to the ground at a 25-degree angle. The winds were out of the south at 5-10 mph on a sunny day. (Source: George A. Filer and David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 5).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: domed discs, glowing orange uniforms, humming sound, low hovering UFOs, multi-colored UFO, orange lights, oscillating motion, propellers, radar reports with visual confirmation, short humanoids, silver spheres, tall humanoid with long arms, throbbing sound, tiny humanoids, UFOs changing colors, UFOs in vicinity of nuclear missile sites, vehicle ignition interference effects, vertical ascent, whizzing sound.

© Donald A. Johnson