On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 11

1950 - The crew of Northwest Air Lines flight 802 sighted two white flashes, followed by a dark cloud that rose higher in the sky, and then split in two. The sighting occurred ten miles northwest of Gulcana, Alaska at 10:13 p.m. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1953 - At around 1 p.m. a huge white disc-shaped UFO with brilliant beams of light was seen over Marcillat-en-Combraille, Allier department, France. It shot up and away, leaving behind a red crescent-shaped object. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 61).

1954 - On this morning a young girl, Miss Frassinetti, saw a luminous barrel hovering vertically over a nearby field in Predale, Casina, Italy. She said that a "man" was watching her through a window in the object. (Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0354).

1954 - At 5:00 p.m. farmer Pedro Morais of Linha Bela Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil first noticed a disturbance among his chickens in the farmyard. He then saw a UFO shaped like an "enormous polished brass kettle" with a rectangular structure on top, making a sound like a sewing machine, hovering in the air with an oscillating motion. Two small humanoids "enveloped in a kind of yellow sack from head to toe" were standing in a nearby field. As he approached, one ran toward him, the other raised its arm. The first one knelt down and plucked a tobacco plant from the field, then both jumped into the craft, which vanished within a few seconds. (Sources: Donald Hanlon, FSR Special Report #1: The Humanoids, p. 34; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 53; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 171; Gordon Creighton, FSR, May-June 1970, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-142 (A0355), citing Donald Hanlon & Coral Lorenzen; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres, p. 80, citing O Cruzeiro, January 15, 1955).

1957 - An orange circular or crescent-shaped object moved erratically through the sky over Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. It was sighted by the crew of a U.S. Air Force F-86 from the 87th FIS and tracked by ground radar moving at a speed of Mach 1.5. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 30).

1958 - On this day a fuselage-shaped object had landed on the sea ice on McMurdo Sound near Mount Erebus, Antarctica. It was supported by girder-like structures. A thirty-year-old U.S. Navy man named R. Benson saw two thin Grey beings, who were walking in slow circles near the craft, their long arms dangling to the ice. They had very long faces. His radio quit working. He did not file an official Navy report of his encounter. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1543, citing Yvonne Durfield, Ideal UFO Magazine, March 1978, p. 44).

1963 - At 7:00 a.m. in McMinnville, Oregon Dr. W. W. Dolan, a professor of mathematics and astronomy, and dean of the faculty of Linnfield College watched a bright, star-like light slow, hover, dim and flash for one minute. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - Charles Jones, who claims to be psychic and has frequently reported UFO sightings ever since 1947, was driving home between Sheridan and Lamong, Indiana at 1:05 p.m. when he saw a lighted object come down through the low clouds. It was shaped like a cigar, but with the rear end cut off on a bevel, and it bore a red and white blinking light. The front had a transparent surface and through it Jones could see a very stockily built, six-foot tall occupant. The being appeared to be hiding his face from the witness. He wore a tight-fitting headpiece, continuous with the coveralls, that obscured the hair and ears. Jones did however observe one eye, which he said was larger than normal sized and set more toward the side of the head. The face also had a wide nose and jowls. The complexion of the face was dark bronze, and the entity was wearing a one-piece brown coverall. The object was less than 60 feet off the ground and approximately 150 feef from the left side of the road, traveling north. (Sources: Janet Bord, FSR, May-June 1972, p. 20; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-68).

1973 - A 54-year-old woman spotted an eleven-meter wide yellow dome-shaped object with striped dark bars from her residential neighborhood of Frameries, Hainaut, Belgium at 5:45 a.m. The object flew in front of the witnessat 12 meters altitude. It had 4 or 5 bars and small red and blue lights slowly flashing underneath every two seconds, plus two headlights. At 6:30 p.m. a luminous white disc-shaped object hovered in place over Dilbeek, Brabant, Belgium for a few minutes. It then swung silently around to show its edge, at the end of which flashed two red lights. The UFO climbed into the sky, leaving toward the northeast. There were three adult witnesses. (Source: Michel Bougard, SOBEPS News, May 1976, pp. 30-31).

1973 - At 6:30 p.m. an oval-shaped object with a tower or antenna on top, pulsated red over a pasture, a quarter of a mile north of Calvert, Texas. It was sighted by a mother and daughter named Smitherman, who reported it made a whooshing sound, took off fast, then landed again behind some trees. It left behind some landing traces on the ground. (Source: Calvert (TX) Tribune, December 20, 1973).

1975 - At 11:30 p.m. Bud Le Duc was driving home from Toppenish, Washington when his headlights fell on three very tall men standing beside the road. One of them jumped--in one bound--to the middle of the roadway, a distance of about 15 feet, and the leap appeared to happen in slow motion. The man then slowly raised both his arms above his head. Le Duc swerved his car and passed within two or three feet of him. The man was between seven and eight feet tall and very thin, with long arms and matted reddish, shoulder-length hair. His very long face had a long pointed nose and pallid white skin. The upper lip was pulled back to show teeth, while the lower lip was very thin. He wore a black one-piece garment with white bands at the wrists and ankles and a patch of white at the neck. He also had on black boots. The other two men were dressed in a similar manner. The man in the road held something reddish purple in his left hand, "with a wire on it." Le Duc kept driving, but shortly afterwards saw an elongated luminous object behind his truck, which blinked on and off several times. Soon a bright light illuminated his truck's cab and surroundings, and stayed with the truck until Le Duc reached his home. Another source, UFO investigator Greg Long, reported that at the same time that Le Duc had this encounter with the strange men on the road, the apparition of a very close friend who had been recently killed in a car accident appeared to be sitting in the passenger seat. (Sources: David W. Akers and William Vogel for CUFOS, report dated December 17, 1975; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-62 (A1439), citing David W. Akers).

1978 - On this afternoon a police trooper in Avellino, Italy took a photograph of a round, possibly disc-shaped object that was directing an intense beam of energy at the ground. The photograph, taken from a highway patrol car, shows a black dot on white background. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, March 1979, p. 14, citing Cronica, December 12, 1978).

1978 - A taxi driving on a road near the town of Navelli, Abruzzi, Italy was forced to brake at 10 p.m. when two luminous globes were blocking the road ahead. The engine of the vehicle then died. Two humanoids glided across the surface without touching the ground. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue).

1978 - On this night in Arembepe, Brazil a tall human-like figure with light colored skin, dark hair, and wearing a tight fitting silvery suit and boots was seen coming out of a metallic basin-shaped object about 12 meters in diameter that had landed in a field. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Antonio Faleiro, Brazil).

1979 - At 2:00 in the afternoon a 64-year-old husband and wife, "Melvin" and "Naomi", were at their mountain home near Lake Isabella, 35 miles from Bakersfield, California watching television when both suddenly passed out. Their memories returned only partially, but they seemed to have had 48 hours of missing time with an abduction aboard a UFO. The wife remembered being in some kind of operating room, lying naked on top of the examination table and unable to move. She saw her husband trying to enter the room but was prevented by a panel that rose from the floor and blocked him. The husband recalled being in a room with a Grey, faceless woman, five-foot ten inches tall who communicated with him via telepathy and refused to release him. Both remembered feeling cold and hearing the sound of an engine. Other partial memories included a man and a woman entering their house, and the feeling of being watched and threatened by an unseen presence. The couple was found incoherent and suffering various burns and other injuries that they never fully recovered from. (Sources: Howard Ford, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1982, p. 11; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A Mystery, case 54).

1994 - Two observers in Tiete, Sao Paolo State, Brazil watched a luminous greenish sphere land nearby them at 11:00 p.m.. Two humanoid figures appeared next to the object. They were described as 1.20 meters tall, with very pale skin and four-fingered hands, large staring eyes, and two small holes for a nose. One of the witnesses directed a flashlight at the figures, and a beam of light from the object immediately disabled it. The beings and the object then left. Crushed grass was found at the scene. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case # 2364, citing Brazilian UFO Report, Vol. 1, No. 1).

2000 - Three formations of UFOs, 25-30 in each, flew slowly at high altitude over Zurish, Switzerland on this evening. They had various golden-yellow and green lights. The formations were in an irregular pattern something like an elongated egg shape. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2001, p. 21).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 December 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: abduction, cloud-like UFOs, crescent shaped UFOs, Grey or pallid humanoids, light beams, luminous UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from Brazil, nocturnal lights, silvery spacesuit, tall human-like UFOnauts, white discs.