Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1952 - At 5:25 a.m. five blue objects buzzed a B-29 flying at 5000 mph off the Louisiana coast, then merged with a huge object that was a half-inch blip on radar screen. The huge object shot away at 9,000 mph. The entire incident lasted ten minutes. (Sources: James McDonald, UNICAT database case # 672, citing Radar Meteorological Proceedings, November 1970, p. 17; Aime Michel, The Truth about Flying Saucers, p. 95; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 70; Gordon D. Thayer, in Edward U. Condon (ed.), Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 148; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 161).
1957 - At around one o'clock in the afternoon a metallic looking object hovered low over the horizon in Salvador, Bahia state, Brazil. It split in half. One half descended while heading to the south, while the other half hovered in place. That same day in the Tumacacori National Monument in Arizona, a disc-shaped object with a dome maneuvered over the mountains for five minutes at 5:15 p.m. It had a red glowing bottom. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: December, pp. 22 & 23).
1958 - A disc-shaped object passed very low over the city of Bari, Apulia, Italy at about 11:00 p.m. A power blackout occurred over the entire city. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Charles Garreau, Soucopes Volantes Vingt-cinq Ans d'Enquetes (Third Edition), p. 78).
1966 - Two adults, one a high school teacher, were driving near the local TNT dump site on this night when they saw a giant gray man-like figure with glowing red eyes in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. (Sources: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-71 (A0765)).
1971 - Following a pre-arranged date with some mysterious entities, the well known stage psychic Uri Geller and physicist Andrijah Puharich drove to the appointed place near Tel Aviv, Israel around 10:00 p.m. There they saw a bluish light pulsating over a small square of open field. Geller felt an irresistible attraction towards the light. They left the car and heard a cicada-like electronic noise. Geller remembered asking Puharich and another witness, named Iris, to wait there and he set off towards the pulsating light. As he approached it he felt like he was entering some sort of trance. Everything became completely silent around him and he felt like he had entered some type of "vacuum." The very air had changed quality. He then remembered seeing a strange "building" or UFO having no discernible shape whatsoever. Soon a shapeless dark figure parted from the strange building and approached him, then put something in his hand. Geller felt a sudden feeling of fear and ran back to Andrijah and Iris. Before he reached them he realized what was in his hand: it was the very same pen that had mysteriously vanished from their experiment box. (Sources: Andrijah Puharich, Uri Geller; David F. Webb, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 270; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1135).
1973 - Beginning at around 7:45 a.m., an airliner was delayed from landing three times because of nocturnal lights and radar returns from all over the area of Pisa, Italy for 30 minutes. One of these lights flew off rapidly to the northwest. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 134).
1973 - At 6:45 p.m. in the mountains five kilometers southeast of Fabregues, France two teenagers discovered a 12 meter wide disc-shaped object resting on four legs on the ground. It had a bright dome or "blister" on top. A door in the craft opened and a ladder unrolled. The witnesses fled and the UFO took off, making a humming sound. It pursued the witnesses for awhile, then flew off to the southwest. Four imprints were found in the ground at the landing site. They were arranged in a 1.3 meter square with a central burn mark. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated December 22, 1973; Fred I. Merritt, Leg-Mark Catalog; Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 714; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 134; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974) case 1120, citing the Saga UFO Report).
1973 - A burglar alarm went off in a house in La Selva Beach in Santa Cruz, California around 5 a.m. Appliances in house started operating and kept rhythm with the lights flashing on a UFO outside; the freezer in particular surged when the lights on the UFO became intense. Deputy sheriffs came in response to the burglar alarm call and also saw the lights from the craft, which were red, blue, green and orange. (Source James A. Harder, APRO Bulletin, November-December 1973).
1976 - John Brady and Ronald Pullman were driving home to
Milford, Delaware at 3:30 a.m. and were at a place called Slaughter
Neck when they saw two tall figures in an adjacent cornfield, about 100
yards away. The two giant humanoid figures were maybe 8 or 9 feet tall,
and standing close together as though they were hugging. They appeared to
be of a pine green color. No traces could be found the next day. (Source:
Milford Chronicle, December 9, 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher,
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-80 (A1512).
As it approached their vehicle his wife leaned her upper body out of the window to look up at it, while he watched it from behind the windshield inside. As they kept asking what it was, he noticed that the entire interior of the car had become illuminated. He then also noticed that his four-year old daughter leaning on the back window looking up. He then looked at his interior light and saw that it was not lit. He again looked out his side window and it was still pitch black outside the car. He did his best to get a fix on the structure of the craft, that was now less than 50 feet from them. The surface did not appear to be metallic at all, but it had a rough, sandy texture similar to that of shark skin. He could not locate any seams on it or anything that would suggest conventional construction methods.
The object became stationary and they sat staring at it for minutes. Then he saw a small, child-like figure fun in front of the headlights from the left. It started to climb over the metal road barrier, but hesitated and turned toward him. It wore no shoes, belt, tools, weapons, or any other accessories. His first thought was to jump out and grab the being to throw it in the car trunk, but a mental voice told him not to move or he would be harmed. He tried to lift his arm and was horrified because it looked like it was cut off where the light ended inside the car. He looked again at the small figure again and had the thought that he could easily overpower it. A voice again warned him that the stretch cloth suit the figure was wearing carried 40,000 volts of piezo-electrical current. The small being then hopped over a fence and entered a field of a horse farm. His last memory of the incident was of looking behind his car and seeing a somewhat different shaped object about one mile south of his location, moving slowly at first but then accelerating so fast that it appeared to just vaporize. He then drove off without speaking another word to his wife, and at the daycare center they realized that they had been at the site for over 40 minutes. He also lost his eyesight for almost two days after the incident. The witness also claims that, after several years of nightmares, he discovered that the occupants of the craft he had seen were from a parallel universe. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1976, citing NUFORC).
1977 - Along the coast of Tatapouri, New Zealand a red disc-shaped object came in over the land from the direction of the sea and followed a car with three female passengers along Highway 35 for a mile until they stopped the car, causing the car headlights to dim during its pursuit. The car's new battery had no water remaining in it after the close encounter. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, June 1978, p. 2, citing Spaceview April 1978; Xenolog, March 1978, p. 16; UNICAT database, case 167, citing IUR).
1978 - In the isolated taiga in the Amur region of Siberia between the rivers Urkan and Tyndoy, a metallic UFO shaped like a mushroom was found on this day, apparently having crashed. Its diameter was about 5.5 to 6 meters and it was about 3.0 meters in height. It reportedly weighed 720 kg. It was transported to Novosibirsk, Russia where it was hidden in the Akademgorodok region. The body of a short dwarf-like humanoid was found inside, which was delivered for autopsy to the scientific research institute in Novosibirsk. When first discovered the humanoid allegedly still had shown vital signs, and it stayed in a coma-like state for two weeks before dying. A segmented aperture was found on the side of the disc where apparently other crewmembers had escaped out through an escape pod. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Anton "Cade" Belousov, Soviet X Files List).
1978 - At 6:30 a.m. three lights in a triangular pattern were seen in the sky over Avezzano, Abruzzi, Italy at the same time that a delta-shaped object was spotted on the ground. EM effects were noted. At the landing site on some farm land there were later found some burnt areas and deep ground marks in the soil. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 212).
1978 - Mrs. Pilar Martinez de Arregui opened the windows in her home in Alegria de Alava, Spain at 12:40 a.m. in order to relax after a long day, as her husband slept in the nearby bedroom. She spied a strong orange light reflected from the glassware inside the house. She investigated and found that the source of the light was in a nearby field, but the light had gradually disappeared. Temporarily forgetting about the mystery light, Pilar began doing some housework, when a second more powerful orange flash of light again brought her attention outside. She saw a orange sphere object approaching from the sky at very high speed. Afraid, she ran and turned off all the lights in the house. Outside the object had now landed some 100 meters from the house. The craft was oval in shape appeared to balance itself just above the ground. Crouching behind her window she peered out and noticed a light like a flashlight that was being carried by two tall and very corpulent humanoid figures. Pilar noticed that the humanoids wore tight-fitting one-piece coveralls, very light in color. They had just appeared standing next to the landed object; they had not emerged from any opening, they had just sudden appeared. Both beings began approaching the house. For several minutes she watched them move around through partially opened blinds. Finally, she decided she would bathe and then go to bed. Later, feeling nervous, she got up from bed and looked again to see the object rise and emit a sharp whirring sound. It quickly disappeared from view. Investigators found unusual tracks at the landing site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Iker Jimenez, Encuentros: Historia de Los OVNI en Espana).
1978 - At 11:00 p.m. a 26-year-old night watchman, Fortunato Zanfretta, was patrolling a housing development in Marzano Di Torriglia, Genova, Italy when he noticed some moving "torch lights" coming from a nearby courtyard. He tried to radio his headquarters but the two-way radio would not work. Armed with a pistol and a flashlight he entered the courtyard to search the area. He was suddenly pushed from behind and fell. He got up and was confronted by a huge, three-meter tall reptilian "creature." The witness was by now terrified and he dropped his flashlight and ran towards the car. He then saw a bright yellow, triangular shaped craft take off from behind a house. He called for help and was later found unconscious at the site by the other guards. Later, under hypnosis, he recalled being taken into a very bright room by giant beings that put a painful helmet on his head. The beings were described as green skinned with yellow triangular eyes, red veins on their heads, and pointed ears. He suffered from persistent headaches after the event. (Sources: Luciano Boccone, UNICAT database, citing International UFO Reporter, November 1979, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1997; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 139, citing Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October-November 1991).
1978 - A security guard at the local hydroelectric plant in Marimbonda near Fronteira, Brazil was at his guardhouse on top of the dam at 10:30 p.m. when he noticed some lights shining down on the water surface. He went out to investigate and noticed a luminous circular object approach from across the river. The object came closer and began to hover close to the ground near the power station. The guard could see a door and a small window on the UFO. The window opened and a human face looked out at the witness. The craft's door then opened and three tall men came out. These men wore shiny metallic blue coveralls and all had very long, smooth black hair. The beings approached the guard and spoke to him in an unintelligible language. He panicked and tried to fire a warning shot into the air with his revolver, but it jammed. One of the men then went inside the UFO and came back out holding a black box and handed it to one of the others. After that the witness was able to understand the beings and was told they were here on a "research and study mission." At one point one of the men started collecting stones from the ground and the witness protested. The men then put away the box and calmly walked back into their craft, which left silently and at high speed. (Source: Dr. Walter Buhler, FSR, Vol. 25 # 3).
1989 - A couple driving in the farm community of Blyton, Illinois saw some yellowish orange lights pace their car for several miles at about 7:00 p.m., blinking out whenever there was oncoming traffic, then turning back on. Finally, all the lights blinked out and were gone. (Source: Poe Clark Poe, MUFON Field Investigations Database, case # 900743).
1991 - At 9:45 p.m. a large oval UFO was observed by the Yates family a few dozen feet above the Teynham Church in Teynham, Kent, England. Something shot off from it, then lots of different beams of light started flashing. The object had an oval on top with red, yellow, green and blue lights on the bottom. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, September 1993, citing the East Kent Gazette, January 12, 1992; Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 243).
1991 - Israeli police and the IDF followed a boomerang-shaped UFO from Beth Shean, Israel to the Jordanian border on this evening. (Source: Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).
2001 - A retired French gendarme sighted a multi-colored revolving triangle in the sky over Mouscron, Belgium. It had blue lights in the three corners, and a brilliant yellow light at the bottom. (Source: Michel Bougard, Inforespace, June 2002, p. 40).
2001 - A gigantic flaring light descended over La Florida, Bio Bio, Chile and was visible for hours hovering above and outside San Ramon Hill. The object was reported to be "as large as a stadium." (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2002, p. 20, citing Filers' Files).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 December 2007).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions, car pursuits, complete absence of sound ("OZ effect"), giant humanoids, ground marks and footprints, luminous UFOs, metallic blue uniforms, military retrieval of crashed UFO and alien body, missing time, Mothman, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from Italy, orange UFOs, physiological effects: persistent headaches, temporary blindness, Reptilian UFOnauts, short UFOnauts, spheres, tall human-looking UFOnauts, telepathy.