On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 1

On this day in 1953, some gardeners in Strasbourg, France watched a brilliant disc move back and forth in the sky. It shot off to the south at a very high speed. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1953, p. 056).

In Valley City, North Dakota at 1:20 a.m. in 1956, a round, reddish UFO caused interference on a police radio while being observed. (Source: Project Blue Book).

In 1957 at 6:00 a.m. a huge cigar-shaped object with 8 shimmering lights on its side moved slowly through the morning sky in Yokohama, Japan. Later that same day a US Air Force plane circled at a low altitude as a 1 meter in diameter disc hovered above it. The disc vanished in plain sight. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1957 (Volume 10), pp. 1,4).

1958 -- One year later, a wingless fuselage circled slowly at a high altitude east of Grants, New Mexico at 2:30 in the afternoon. Earlier that day, at 2:07 a.m., a round, white glowing object moved back and forth for 90 minutes new Lake Elsinore, California. The observers signaled the UFO with a flashlight, and it approached to within 10 feet, pacing their truck and emitting a high-pitched hum. They then saw a "well built" man run across the road in front of them. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 90).

1966 - At 6:35 p.m. in Middleboro, Massachusetts an apparently oval-shaped object dove in front of the witness's car on Highway 25. It carried two large bright red pulsating lights. It stopped to hover silently over some woods just off the road. A curved shaped could be seen behind the lights. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 342).

Middleboro, Massachusetts 1966

In 1971 on this night in Minnesota more than 15 police and sheriff deputies in five towns, centered on Excelsior, Minnesota sighted a glowing sphere. The object changed color from red to green. It was sometimes silent and sometimes reported to be humming. One photograph was taken as it hovered over Chanhassen, Minnesota a few minutes before midnight. (Source: Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 40).

In 1973, Mr. Marjapori was loading gravel at French Lake in Annandale, Louisiana at eight o'clock in the morning when he spotted a silver, cone-shaped UFO. The large end of the cone was revolving, and it was emitting silver streaks from the short end. It shot away to the southeast at a very high speed. At 7:00 that evening a shiny, silver cigar-shaped object descended and paced a car with a mother and daughter in Sugar Grove, Ohio. The UFO had a red light on one end, a green light on the other, and a pulsating white light in the center. It fixed a beam of light on the car and pursued it for 15 minutes. (Sources: Newspaper Clippings file, December 6, 1973; Geri Wilhelm, Skylook, February 1974, p. 9).

1974 - At 11:00 p.m. three persons in a parked car near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada observed several bright lights that looked like they were on the perimeter of a large, dark flying object. The object hovered at a low altitude and moved up and down. On several occasions a light approached their vehicle at high speed and stopped about 20 feet away. These shooting lights were quite bright but dimmed upon stopping, then disappeared. The occupants of the vehicle felt a cold sensation when the lights approached. One of the witnesses saw two human-like figures walking near their car. They were wearing silvery outfits with face masks and helmets. Each helmet had a single antenna. As the UFO left the witnesses felt a strong rush of air and something strike their vehicle. At that moment they felt a strong sensation of heat. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case # 2745, citing MUFON Canada, quoting the Canadian military).

In 1978 at 1:40 a.m., a small dark disc with a luminous underbody, estimated to be about 1.5 meters in diameter, flew slowly along the coast heading south in Giulianova, Italy. About four hours later, in Milan, Italy the entire electrical system of a car failed when a luminous, orange and green saucer-shaped UFO flew overhead. The object circled the car then rose vertically. The car functioned without trouble after the UFO left the scene. At 7:15 that same morning a silver triangle with yellow lights flew from the west to the east over Ruislip, England. (Sources: (1) Lumieres dans la Nuit and ITACAT; (2) Awareness, April 1979, p. 11).

On this night in 1981 a bullet-shaped object, a sphere, and several nocturnal lights were sighted flying to the north over Hessdalen Valley, Norway toward Trondheim. According to John Spencer, this report was the first of a four-year wave of reports from the Hessdalen Valley. (Source: John Spencer, UFO Encyclopedia, p. 143).

In the pre-dawn hours on this morning in 1987 on the outskirts of Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, England ex-constable and UFO abductee Mr. Spencer photographed a little man on the moors south of town. The ufonaut ran to a disc-shaped craft and took off. (Source: Jenny Randles, Flying Saucers and How to See Them, p. 108).

On this evening in 1989 a 51-year-old man and two other witnesses saw a UFO maneuver at about 600 feet altitude in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was escorted by what looked like four black, Huey-model helicopters. All five craft moved slowly into the distance until out of sight. (Source: Norma Croda, MUFON case investigation database, case # 900823).

1991 - Three young farm hands were playing cards late at night in a small shack on a farm in Laboulaye, Argentina when a bright light outside caught their attention. Frightened, they looked out and saw a huge luminous object resting nearby on the ground. About 15 small humanoid figures were walking about near the object. The beings wore helmets with lights on them, resembling those worn by miners, and seemed to be wearing small capes on their shoulders. The UFO and the short humanoids stayed in the area most of the night. The next morning a circular ground trace was found at the landing site. A dog reacted during the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, case # 2764, citing Carlos Iurchuk, FAO).

In 1992, in the town of Iaeger, McDowell county, West Virginia at 4:00 p.m., David Church saw a delta-shaped UFO fly overhead very slowly at about 250 feet altitude. It moved backwards, with the pointed end toward the rear. It had many multi-colored lights on the underside, lit up like a Christmas tree. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, P. 67).

In 1993 at 8:45 p.m. in Baca Ranch, Colorado author and UFO investigator Christopher O'Brien videotaped 7 or 8 aircraft--probably helicopters--escorting a large unblinking flying sphere. Mr. O'Brien and another witness watched with the aid of night vision goggles as the objects maneuvered around and over the Sangre de Cristo mountains. An unblinking craft, escorted by three helicopters, was sighted an hour later near Gunnison, Colorado. (Sources: (1) Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 202; (2) Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case 1636).

In 1994 at 8:30 a.m., a Mr. Becker sighted a square-shaped UFO with a small dome on top in Leopoldshoefe, Germany. It had red, orange, violet, and green lights on its bottom, and it moved very slowly, making no noise, at approximately 70 meters altitude. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases-Europe, p. 36).

According to Michael Hesemann, on this date in 1996 the Space Shuttle mission STS-80 filmed a UFO maneuvering in Earth orbit. (Source: Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).

1996 - Late at night two coon hunters and their hunting dogs were parked on Leonard Road six miles south of Bethel, Ohio waiting for the right time to set their dogs loose. They released them and followed them into a harvested cornfield. As they approached the nearby power lines the dogs got very quiet, which was very uncommon for these dogs. When one of the hunters stepped into a clearing he was shocked to see a silvery saucer-shaped craft with a transparent cupola sitting on the ground. Nearby stood three humanoids wearing coverall uniforms. The beings were described as "Greys," short with slanted black eyes. One of them was slightly taller and had a much bigger head. As both the hunters and their dogs watched, the three humanoids ran to their saucer and entered through an open hatch. The object then rose straight up into the air and vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2474, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, # 41).

In 2001 at 9:20 p.m. near Tucumcari, Texas many people witnessed a brightly lit object move across the sky chased by F-16 fighters. The UFO changed directions several times. According to the witnesses, the jets fired missiles at the UFO and hit it, causing it to explode in the air. According to NORAD they witnesses the re-entry of a Russian satellite. (Source: UFO Magazine, April 2002, p. 20, citing Filer's Files).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 November 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: back-and-forth motion, black helicopters, cigar or fuselage-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, delta-shaped UFOs, domed discs, Grey humanoids, hovering UFOs, human-looking UFOnauts, humming sound, oval-shaped UFOs, rush of air, sensations of cold and heat, silent UFOs, silver colored UFOs, silvery uniforms, UFOs with green lights, UFO vehicle encounters including ignition system failure, vertical ascent, whooshing sound.