Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1943 - A pilot over Naples, Italy had a dogfight with a bright light that climbed much faster than his aircraft, a RAF Beaufighter with the 255th fighter squadron. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 website, citing A. Roberts).
1950 - A group of teardrop-shaped UFOs was picked up on multiple radar units for ten minutes near the Oak Ridge Nuclear facility in Tennessee at around 4 p.m. (Source: Bruce S. Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1978, p. 15).
In 1953 in England at 5 p.m. GMT many city residents saw a dagger-shaped object with many bright colors pass over Exmouth, Devon handle-end first. (Source: George Gibbons, The Coming of the Space Ships, p. 139).
Three gray disc performed aerobatics over the city of Campinas, Sao Paulo state, Brazil on this afternoon in 1954. One of the UFOs peeled off, dove low over the roof of a local woman's house, and dropped a liquid substance "like silver rain." Chemical analysis revealed that the solidified material was 90% tin with other alloys. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 49).
1963 - Two men driving at 1:00 a.m. in France, Messrs. Muller and Immelman, found the countryside suddenly illuminated all about them and saw an object 15 meters in diameter flying toward their car. The UFO had intensely bright orange and blue lights and emitted sparks as it approached. They stopped the car and jumped out as it dove as them five or six times, at one point hovering for two minutes just 15 meters above them, making a humming sound. It then flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 296; Flying Saucer Review, May 1964, p. 27).
1970 - Waking up in his house at 1:30 a.m., a man in Bucharest, Romania saw a vivid red light in the sky and heard a pulsating, humming sound. He ran to his window and saw a policeman running toward his car, which suddenly started. A whitish-blue sphere of pulsating light was hovering over the car, then it suddenly disappeared. The whole event lasted less than one minute. (Sources: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from behind the Iron Curtain, p. 271; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 303, citing Hobana and Weverbergh).
1971 - Yates and Schiller in Waikerie, South Australia saw a six-foot tall humanoid with a "lumpy" body and surrounded by an aura of light float through some trees, 20 meters away. The creature had large pointed ears, a nose like a dog, and no eyes or mouth that were visible. This happened at 11 o'clock at night. (Source: Keith Basterfield, case investigation files #S037).
1973 - At 9:43 p.m. in Paso Robles, California a solid red beam of light from a black cone-shaped UFO hit the ground, throwing up dirt. The cone then moved into an amber sphere that began to emit a vapor of some kind. The sphere then took off at a sixty-degree angle up into the sky. Two six-foot tall "robots" with crinkly skin were seen on the ground where the beam had hit. (Source: Ann Druffel, Skynet.)
1978 - At least nine separate close encounter events occurred on this date around the world. The first three occurred in Italy. At four o'clock in the morning a four-meter wide cone-shaped object was seen hovering only three meters from the ground in Rome. It had a row of illuminated portholes, and three beams of light came from its bottom. At 4:30 in the afternoon in San Vito del Normanni, Italy a witness reported seeing flying spheres in the sky for 15 minutes; one of the objects descended to the ground. An hour and ten minutes later, a red dome-shaped object was sighted on the ground in Mogoro, Italy. The object was bright enough to illuminate the clouds and the surrounding area, and it produced a smoke that didn't dissipate with the wind. (Sources: Xenolog, March 1979, p. 22; Lumieres dans la Nuit, numbers 214 and 240).
That same pre-dawn night in New England a Dublin, New Hampshire resident driving in Hancock saw a green, cigar-shaped object traveling at high speed at treetop level flying toward the east, from the area of Highway 101 toward Hancock. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1979, p. 3).
1978 - In Brewer, Maine a local resident named John felt an overwhelming compulsion to go out. He got dressed, got in his car, and drove away leaving his young daughter alone at home at 1:30 a.m. John drove in a daze along Route 9E, a very desolate stretch of road. All of a sudden his car's motor went completely dead and he coasted to a stop. His battery wasn't dead because his headlights remained on. He tried unsuccessfully to re-start the car. He then heard a very loud crackling noise. He turned to his right and slightly ahead of his car was a huge, long dark rectangular object, about 50 feet from the road. It was hovering 30 feet above the ground. As soon as John saw it a rectangular portion on the front end lit up and shone a soft green light through his front windshield. John felt a strange tingling sensation, like "pins & needles." He also felt himself sink into a trance. He remained fully aware but could not move a muscle. Strangely, his initial fear upon sighting the huge object had disappeared, and he now felt calm and unafraid. The soft green light abruptly changed color to a reddish pink and began pulsating first slowly, then faster and faster. He then heard a voice say: "Do not be afraid. We will not harm you. We are from the 17th star." The lights then slowed down and John heard the voice say, "We will return." He felt a strong conviction that this statement was true. The lighted rectangle suddenly blinked off, and John heard a strange clicking sound again. The UFO then backed away and rose at an angle. On his way home he felt very cold. The next morning he noticed his skin peeling around his nose, forehead, and from the back of his ears. He suffered severe headaches after the incident. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1998; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Raymond E. Fowler, UFO Testament).
1978 - In Illinois in the early evening hours two close encounters occurred. At 5:30 p.m. two 12-year-old girls in Park Ridge who were tobogganing in the city park saw a saucer-shaped object with a row of flashing red lights on the top and bottom and flashing yellow lights in between. It had 3 balls on the bottom. It hovered for 20 minutes, and then made a semi-circle in the sky before leaving. On Highway 116 in London Mills at 7:00 p.m. a tubular-shaped craft hovered and circled a car being driven by two teenage girls. The craft circled the car "close enough to have touched it." It had two parallel tubes and one perpendicular tube but no windows. It took off fast toward the east. The father of one of the girls, Ralph Brashear, reported the incident to the police. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, pp. 543 & 549; Park Ridge (IL) Herald, December 21, 1978; London Mills (IL) Times, December 21, 1978).
1978 - In Sarandi del Yi, Uruguay, a UFO with bright red lights suddenly appeared and started to circle the car driven by Mr. La Bandera and his two passengers. It circled at a distance of only 10 meters (33 feet). It changed color to a deep green when it crossed the highway and made a steep climb into the sky. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 14).
1978 - Finally, in Pomeroy, Washington a large UFO paced a car with three women inside. The object had two transparent blue lights and followed them to one of their homes. It circled around their car once, and then sped off to the west. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies; Pomeroy East Washingtonian, December 21, 1978).
1997 - In Saguache County, Colorado
in the San Luis Valley a witness reported seeing a large triangular craft
hovering over a field at 3:00 a.m. It moved slowly over the house and then
over some grain silos. It then came back over the house and shone a beam
of whitish blue light out of its center. Something like a small figure was
taken up inside the beam. Lights around its edge flashed in rhythm when it
left. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case #
2874, citing Christopher O'Brien).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2005).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: bedroom visitation, bluish white light beams, car pursuits involving the UFO circling the car, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, color change, EM vehicle ignition interference effects, fall of liquid metallic substance, humanoids with large pointed ears, humming sounds, robotic humanoids, sensation of cold, smoke, telepathy, tingling sensation, triangular UFO, UFOs with red lights, vertical ascent.