On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 13

1954 - Three gray discs performed acrobatics over farmland in Campinas, Sao Paulo state, Brazil at dusk. One peeled off from the others, diving low over the roof of a woman's house, where it dropped a liquid substance "like silver rain." Chemical analysis revealed that the metallic material collected at the site was 90% tin with some other alloys. Jacques Vallee believes this case may provide clues to the propulsion system employed by the vehicles. (Source: Jacques Vallee, in Peter Sturrock, The UFO Enigma, p. 242).

1959 - A brilliant cone giving off flares descended into the ocean near La Orchila Island in the Dependencias Federales chain of islands belonging to Venezuela. The witnesses were three crewmen aboard the ship SS Dorthemaersk. After the object submerged the sea became brilliant with many bright colors and very turbulent at that spot. (Source: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 50).

1961 - At 5:05 p.m. over Washington, D.C. three people witnessed a sharply defined diamond-shaped object that had a brownish-orange glow centered beneath it in a diamond shape, one-third the total size of the object. It pulsated rapidly and made no sound. The sighting lasted three minutes. A Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7754; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 101; Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs, p. 28).

Washington, DC - 1961


1965 - On this night Sr. Jaime, the police commissioner's son in Estacion Palavecino, Entre Rios province, Argentina was blinded for a while and unable to speak as result of the close encounter he had with a spherical UFO that changed colors in front of him. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 18, citing La Razon, December 14, 1965).

1966 - At around one o'clock at night In a rural area of Rowley, Massachusetts an orange-red glowing oval object with a halo of light around its perimeter descended and approached two witnesses before silently going behind a road embankment. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 343).

Rowley, Massachusetts - 1966

1966 - At 3:53 p.m. Mrs. Elsie Vargo and her daughter were out driving the delivery of newspapers in rural Strongsville, Ohio when they saw a low flying "batwing" shaped object cross the road at 100 feet altitude and about 100 feet away. It then turned toward them, terrifying the girl. It was about the size of an automobile and bright silver in color, with a bubble cupola or dome on top. It carried an antenna bearing a flashing red light. Inside the dome was a small human form dressed in black and wearing a helmet. Mrs Vargo did not see where the object went. It made no sound and there was no interference with the car's radio. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-74, citing Richard Straka & E. J. Neff, Cleveland Ufology Project).

1967 - At 2:00 a.m. near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the lights of a car dimmed and the motor sputtered. The driver pulled to the side of the road and opened the hood. He then noticed a dome-shaped object hovering 150 yards away. It was metallic, had lights around the edge, and was about 50 feet high. He felt the battery of the car — it was warm. He got back in and watched the object, which rocked back and forth 10-15 feet but stayed over the road. During the next hour the car body began to heat up and even his hair got hot. His flashlight also wouldn't work. Finally the object shot straight up and disappeared from view in two to three seconds. The headlights came back on, but the motor could only be started with difficulty. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 39, citing CUFOS; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 251).

1971 - A young man, T. McClintock, was walking home from a late evening piano lesson when he saw three red pulsating lights over the shore in Muchalls, Scotland. One of the lights seem to follow him. The light swooped very low, almost at ground level, and he then saw a figure dressed in a long robe in the middle of the road. It seemed to be glowing and blocking the road. When he stepped one yard towards the figure it suddenly vanished. He then ran the rest of the way home, frightened and totally confused. (Sources: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 116; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, case # 338, citing SPI, May-June 1989).

1973 - At 7:30 p.m. a tall cone-shaped object with lights hovered at 30 meters altitude over a road in Haisnes-lez-la-Bassee, Pas-de-Calais, France. It shot away very fast toward the west, making no sound. (Source: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 728, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 136).

1973 - Three 16-year-old boys saw a silver disc hovering 20 feet over the Braden River in Florida. It extended a tube into water. They took two photographs of the UFO. The UFO then retracted its tube while making a clanking sound, buzzed their car, and changed colors from bluish-green to reddish-orange. Three odd rocks, about a half inch in diameter, of iron pyrite were found near the site. Later that night in Cabana Colony, Florida Mr. & Mrs. McGhee saw a flying object as big as a 4-5 houses, that dipped down behind a neighborhood gas station, changing colors from yellow to orange to red. It stayed around for awhile, according to the couple. (Sources: (1) St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, December 23, 1973; 1974 MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings, p. 52; Dwight Connelly, Skylook, November 1975, p. 26; (2) West Palm Beach (Florida) Weekday, January 2, 1974).

1977 - At 11:00 p.m. an orange-red, disc-shaped object descended over a paddock in Leitchville, Victoria, Australia. It then emitted three smaller objects that operated independently. One of these zigzagged, abruptly shot up to higher elevation, then descended again. The UFOs appeared to signal back and forth. Soil and grass samples collected from a circle of burnt grass found on the ground reveal the burn marks were caused by an electrical discharge. No electrical power lines are located near the paddock where the ground traces were discovered. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, March 1978, p. 6; Adelaide News, December 15, 1977; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 163; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 415).

1977 - An unexplained animal mutilation was discovered this day in Blue Springs, Missouri. A calf had been killed and mutilated with surgical incisions. The right ear and tail had been removed. (Source: Richard Hall, Zetetic Scholar, 1980, p. 50, citing Blue Springs Examiner, December 21, 1977).

1978 - Shortly after two people saw a luminous mass descend close to the ground and then take off at high speed towards Puglia, Italy two soldiers on guard duty at the Brindisi Air Force Base saw a UFO with pulsating lights maneuver and hover near them. As the object was leaving a strange being shot up from the ground skywards, quickly disappearing from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, case # 2351, citing Edoardo Russo).

1978 - UFOs were seen for thirty minutes over several cities in Chaco province, Argentina on this evening. In Resistencia a newspaper photographer took a nighttime photograph of a UFO that changed color several times as it flew toward the south-southwest. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 14, citing La Razon, December 13, 1978).

1979 - Two helmeted humanoids in silver suits were seen near a factory located between Lan Xi and the Xim An River in Zhejiang province, China. They were 200 meters away, and stood beside a highway. They had square objects like boxes and "thermos bottles" slung over shoulders. (Source: Shu Jia Lin, APRO Bulletin, January 1986, p. 1).

1995 - On this morning near the Urbanizacion Country Club, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Mrs. Carmen Vazquez, accompanied by her 5-year-old daughter, was on her way home when the little girl pointed out something in the sky. Looking up she saw a shiny metallic oval shaped craft flying slowly overhead and head off towards nearby El Yunque Mountain. According to the little girl, the object had numerous windows and inside she was able to see several gray-colored figures with huge black eyes looking down from the windows at their car. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2571, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI, issue # 9).

1996 - At 1:00 p.m. a Colombian Air Force pilot videotaped six silver disc-shaped UFOs exiting from a cloud and moving toward Bogota, Colombia in two groups. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1997).

2000 - At 9:45 p.m. a man driving on the Mount Lindsey highway in MacLean, Queensland, Australia saw eight lights about 200 meters away pacing his car. He stopped, and when he did the lights also stopped moveing. Each light was 10-20 meters across and round in shape. They followed him silently for eight kilometers, and when he arrived home he was quite scared. (Source: Sheryl Gottschall, UFO Research Queensland website, archived reports for 2000).

2000 - The witness awoke at 3:55 a.m. in Lake LaBerge, Yukon, Canada to find her bedroom lit up by a series of flashing lights outside her bedroom window, which were accompanied by musical tones. She had headache throughout the next day. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey webpage, case 248, citing MUFON Yukon).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: apparition, color changing UFOs, diamond-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, Grey UFOnauts, metallic trace residue that fell to ground in liquid form, multi-year reports from Argentina and Venezuela, nautical UFO: UFO seen entering ocean, physical traces, physiological effect: temporary blindness, pulsating lights, sensation of heat, vehicle EM ignition interference effects.