On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 2

1896 - On this day in 1896 an airship descended from the sky 15 miles north of Pacific Grove, California and landed on the Pacific Ocean. Three human occupants aboard guided it to shore and then hid it in the woods, according to the two witnesses. (Sources: San Francisco Call, December 3, 1896; Philip Rife, It Didn't Start with Roswell, p. 31; Jerome Clark, The Unidentified, p. 141).

1950 - A pearl white, spinning, glowing disc-shaped object closely paced a jeep along a road in Nanyuki, Kenya at 10:45 a.m. It reportedly made a buzzing noise like bees. This case is listed as a Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 845; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1950 - At around 9:00 p.m. a brilliant UFO maneuvered over Ellenton, South Carolina for ten minutes, the future site of the Savannah River hydrogen bomb production facility, not yet constructed. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History - 1950 (volume 3), p. 62).

1956 - At 9:45 p.m. a luminous ovoid object maneuvered in the sky, descended, and then ascended to a somewhat higher altitude in Forest Lake, Minnesota. The witness, Mr. Moffett, chased it in his car. The UFO flew to the east slowly, then turned toward the south and flew away. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, March 1957, p. 2).

1962 - A bright, light-bulb shaped object flew in toward the east, then angled off toward the north before it "arched" its way into a lake. It was seen by residents of twelve cities between Akron, Ohio and Syracuse, New York. (Source: Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 226, citing the Conneaut News Herald).

1965 - A close encounter with electro-magnetic effects happened in El Paso, Texas on this day. (Source: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers - Serious Business, p. 266).

1967 - At 9:30 p.m. a bullet or cone-shaped UFO hovered for two hours over the Baneasa airfield in the Bucuresti province of Romania. It then flew off to the north. There were many high quality military observers. (Source: Ion Hobana and Julien Weberbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 176).

1973 - A luminous disc-shaped object maneuvered over the city of Brussels, Belgium shortly after midnight, flashing and glowing. It then faded in intensity to a bright star. It stayed visible for 75 minutes. (Source: FSR, July 1974, p. 32).

1973 - A box-shaped object approximately 8 feet in diameter was sighted by some fishermen in Bonneville Carteret, Normandy, France at 5:30 in the morning. It directed a beam of light upon their fishing nets. (Sources: Courier Ouest, December 7, 1973; Roland Godefroy, Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1973, p. 19; FSR, July 1974, pp. 32-33).

1973 - At 6:00 p.m. several teenagers in Levittown, Pennsylvania observed a UFO with lights "flying funny" up and down the Delaware River. It had three flashing red lights, and made no sound. It next hovered in the sky for one minute, then vanished in the clear sky. At 6:35 p.m. several city residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania watched a UFO over the Linden Avenue area of the city, including some who viewed it through binoculars. It looked like an acorn, with a green bottom. It was blinking slowly and was surrounded by a gray mist or haze. At 11:25 p.m. a cartographer and his wife saw UFO with four blinking white lights and a red light in the center while driving in northeast Philadelphia on Interstate 95. The object had a rectangular-shaped bottom, and a hat-shaped side view; it flew to the north, met up with a cluster of lights, and then flew off towards Bristol. (Sources: Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, December 3, 1973; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), cases #1088, 1090 & 1092; Matthew Graeber, Fate, May 2002, p. 27).

1973 - At 7 p.m. a strange, robot-like creature about four feet tall, with large round glowing eyes 18 inches wide, was seen in Korning Wood, Quebec, Canada at a distance of about 200 feet from the house of the witness. It possessed a large round head, long arms, and a bright red glow that emanated from behind its head. It disappeared behind the observer's house. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, citing Marc Leduc, CASUFO).

1973 - A 150 foot wide disc hovered in front of the car of a Mr. & Mrs. Gerard while driving on the interstate highway near Wilsonville, Oregon this evening. The object spun in a circular motion, and traveled up the I-5 freeway. It had circular portholes two to three feet deep, one inverted C-shaped area with no lights, and a blue light on top. It went behind a hill and was gone from view. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), case #1174).

1974 - Stephen Jenkins of Croydon, Greater London, England woke up at 3 a.m. to hear clearly audible footsteps on the stairs. Two beings appeared on the landing. Their body texture was "something like closely compressed pulpy leaves." Their faces were reddish, with yellow eyes with hard black pupils. Around them was a translucent, faintly luminous "box like structure." In a moment they were gone. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-73, citing Stephen Jenkins, The Undiscovered Country).

1974 - Driving home near Frederick, Wisconsin at 10:30 p.m. William Bosak, a 69-year-old farmer, noticed something parked on the opposite side of the road ahead. Slowing down to look, his headlights illuminated an object with a curved, transparent front, behind which could be seen a figure visible from the waist up, with arms upraised over his head, as if in terror. The figure seemed to be a little taller than a tall man, and had a square face with hair "sticking straight out from the sides." It had long, narrow ears that stuck straight out, brown furry arms, and a hairy torso. The eyes were large and protruding. Frightened, Mr. Bosak sped up past the object, which was surrounded by a kind of fog. As he passed, the car "darkened, as if in shadow," or his headlights dimmed, and the witness heard a soft whooshing sound. No ground traces were found at the site the following day. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-58, citing Dewey Berscheid, Edward E. Lightner, and Jerome Clark; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 375; APRO Bulletin, February, 1975).

1975 - There were five separate reports of unmarked black helicopters flying around missile sites and nearby towns in Carter, Conrad, Fairfield, Great Falls, Montana and at the Fort Benton J-5 Missile Site in Chouteau County, Montana. (Source: Roberta Donovan, Mystery Stalks the Prairie, pp. 47-51; Great Falls Tribune, December 5, 1975).

1975 - Sandra Larson awoke at four o'clock in the morning to find two beings standing beside her bed in Fargo, North Dakota. They were the same type she had seen on August 26th: about six feet tall, brown vinyl like bodies with metallic looking arms, and mummy-like heads bandaged up in tape (with the eyes remaining visible). They floated her out through the bedroom wall to a field several blocks away, where they took her onboard a UFO. When she was taken from the craft they were in a desert landscape with white sand, lit by a celestial body resembling the moon. She was taken into a square building where a humanoid--she thought of him as a scientist--interrogated her using telepathy. Then she was taken home, again floating through a closed door into her house. She thought about taking a bath, and the entities asked her what "soap" was; she took them to her basement and gave them a cup of laundry detergent. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-60 (A1437), citing Jerome Clark, UFO Report, August 1976, p. 21; David F. Webb, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 270).

1977 - A Waimata Valley, New Zealand farmer had awakened at three a.m. when he heard his dogs barking in the kennels. When he went outside he saw a 50-foot in diameter saucer-shaped object on the ground, about 100 feet away from his house. It was red in color and he could see it had two open doors or ports. Near his dog kennel were two silver-suited humanoid figures of slight build, about 4 feet 8 inches tall; they were carrying off one of his dogs, which appeared to be unconscious. He got his gun and opened fire on the creatures, hitting one. They dropped the animal and the figure that was hit staggered off into the bushes while the second one entered the object, which then took off. The dog was comatose for a few minutes, but later recovered. Friends visiting the farmer later found him in a state of shock, fearful that they would return for retribution. Footprints were found at the site. The incident also occurred during a rash of UFO sightings in the area. The next evening there were reports of hovering objects in Invercargill and Gore Matura, New Zealand at 10:20 p.m. and shortly after 11:00 p.m. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1978, p. 2; Xenolog, March 1978, pp. 6-13; UNICAT, case # 166; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-69 (A1772), citing David Conway, Gisborne Aerial Phenomenon Research Group).

1977 - Five 45-foot in diameter domed discs hovered over Roseville, Michigan at 12:20 a.m. Three more discs joined them. Two figures were seen inside each dome. All flew away to the northwest after a couple of minutes. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1978).

1977 - A close encounter occurred in North Charleston, South Carolina at 9:30 a.m. with a disc-shaped UFO that caused gravity effects. (Sources: North Charleston (SC) Banner, December 7, 1977; APRO Bulletin, July 1978, p. 2).

1977 - A Ms. Crowl had a  close encounter with a UFO in Elysburg, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. (Source: Shamokin (PA) News-Item, December 3, 1977).

1977 - On this day there were also a series of unexplained booms or skyquakes heard all along the eartern seaboard of the United States from South Carolina to New Jersey. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory recorded reports from Asbury Park, Belmar, Farmingdale, Haledon, Hammonton, Hazlet, Howell, Long Branch, Mount Holly, Ocean County, Old Bridge, Oyster Creek, Point Pleasant, Red Bank, Toms River, and Wall Township, New Jersey as well as Charleston and other parts of South Carolina.  The earliest report in the day appears to have come from Charleston, South Carolina at 9:30 a.m. and the last report may have been at 3:45 p.m. in New Jersey. The Oyster Creek, New Jersey skyquake was heard near a nuclear power plant, which caused some concern. (Sources: Dallas (TX) Times-Herald, December 17, 1977; New York Times, December 20, 1977; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 800-821, citing U.S. Naval Research Laboratory).

1978 - A nine minute long videotape was made of a luminous object over Roanne, France on this evening. The luminous round object appeared over the tops of mountains, traced a big circle, and then remained still for several minutes. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 13, citing Cronica, December 4, 1978).

1978 - A photograph was taken of a disc-shaped object in Abu Dhabi, UAE by four young men, one named Salimeen. According to the report there were also physiological effects on the witnesses. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January 1979, p. 3).

1978 - Thirty-one year old Emilio Carrascosa Atienza saw an intense white light land 200 meters away from his car while he was driving in Chiva, Valencia, Spain at 11:00 p.m. Its brightness decreased as he approached the spot in his car. He then heard a penetrating foreign voice on his car radio, and next two reddish-orange balls of light appeared near the horizon before winking out. Dr. Willy Smith of the UNICAT project rated the witness as highly reliable. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 139; UNICAT, case # 502, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, OVNIS y la Ciencia, p. 76).

1979 - While stopped for gas at night on the Corso Europa highway in Genoa, Italy F. Zanfretta, age 27, was approached by a tall figure with an oval-shaped head who wore a loose fitting windbreaker. At the same time a fog like mist surrounded the gas pumps and the figure ordered Zanfretta to accompany him. Zanfretta obeyed, and he was eventually taken onboard a craft which had landed in a wooded area near Marzano. While flying over the area he was reportedly shown the earth from outer space, looking like a marble free-floating in space. The occupants of the craft also showed him numerous photographs of friends and others, whom he did not know. He was also shown a large glass cylinder filled with a blue liquid, inside of which floated a huge hairy ape-like "Bigfoot" creature. In another container he saw a horrible creature resembling a prehistoric pterodactyl. In yet a third container he saw a large toad-like creature. While onboard the craft he met a tall green-colored reptilian like humanoid who called himself "Dargos", whom he had met on a previous occasion. The tall humanoid reportedly offered Zanfretta a transparent sphere that contained a rotating golden pyramid as proof of their existence, but Zanfretta refused to accept it. Allegedly, local residents reported a power outage near Marzano on this night. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, citing CUN Genova; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2228).

1982 - A silent object beamed three lights down at 8 a.m., then followed a car in Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England. There followed an RAF investigation of the incident. (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Contact, p. 38).

1987 - At 3:00 a.m. Ed Walters heard some strange voices outside his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida speaking Spanish. Thirty minutes later his dog started barking, so he went out on his porch to check and when he pulled a blind he saw a four foot tall Grey humanoid being with large almond-shaped eyes looking at him. The being wore wome type of shield over its eyes, chest, and lower body and was holding a lighted rod in its right hand. The creature turned around and ran towards a nearby open field. Ed Walters chased the creature, and was suddenly struck by a blue beam of light. He was unable to move his legs and fell to the ground, as if the beam was holding him down. When he was finally able to move, he ran back to the house and grabbed his camera and his gun. He photographed a large, bowl-shaped craft with darkened portholes and an illuminated orange ring on the bottom. He could also see a beam of blue light shining down from it onto the ground. (Sources: Donald Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 239; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 204; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2234; Albert S. Rosales, 1987 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 358, citing Donald Ware, Walt Andrus, and Charles D. Flannigan).

1988 - A brilliant light was first seen lakeside in Shelton, Mason County, Washington State by four witnesses at 7:00 p.m. Next, four dark boomerang or V-shaped craft, from 75 feet to 300 feet in width, passed slowly overhead at low altitude. They were as big as Boeing 747 airliners, according to the observers. (Source: Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1989).

1990 - At 11:00 p.m. an Air Force officer observed a dark ovoid object move through the sky slowly at low altitude in Taillades, Vaucluse, France. Lights on the surface of the object changed position. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 307).

1993 - At 4:45 a.m. a flat-bottomed disc-shaped object flew over the witnesses' house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 150 feet altitude, making a whooshing sound. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, UFO Intelligence News).

1999 - A large shining cylindrical object with a flaming orange tail moved over Shanghai, China on this day, "scooting" above skyscrapers in the city. It made front page news, and was viewed by hundreds. (Source: UFO Magazine, March 2000, p. 17; April 2000, p. 33).

2000 - A witness in Selden, New York viewed a large, dark, silent triangular object with dim steady red lights at the triangle vertices at 10:50 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2000 webpage, report uploaded December 9, 2000).

2001 - In Torquay, Devonshire, England a disc-shaped object the size of a small room was observed at 6:15 p.m. It was spinning on its own axis. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2001-185).

2002 - At 6:00 a.m. a woman in La Grange, Georgia saw a stationary blinking light through pine trees that flashed every 8 seconds. Her husband and two associates saw a triangular craft zip silently across the sky at 6:25 a.m. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 62).

2003 - A bright, multi-colored, pulsating cigar-shaped object was observed near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico at 9:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2003 webpage).

2008 - In Oakland, Pennsylvania a flying disc-shaped object hovered at 12:40 p.m., then began to glide across the sky without making any noise. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2008 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 2 December 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: animal reaction: dogs barking; bedroom visitation; boomerang or V-shaped UFOs; buzzing sound; cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; failed animal abduction; fog surrounding UFO; free will abduction; hovering UFOs; luminous UFOs; multi-year reports from England, France and Pennsylvania; nautical UFOs; nuclear facility; ovoid UFOs; red-faced humanoids surrounded by translucent box; shooting of alien entity; short robot-like humanoid; short slim humanoids; skyquakes; tall hairy humanoid; triangular UFOs; whooshing sound.

© Donald A. Johnson