On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 15

1950 – Ground radar tracked an unidentified flying object over the Oak Ridge Nuclear Research Facility in Anderson County, Tennessee at 11:45 p.m. The object was sighted visually as well and described as teardrop shaped. The sighting lasted 10 minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 67).

1953 – At one o’clock in the morning a terrified growling dog alerted the witness to a presence outside the house in Sherbrooke, Quebec. There was a knock on the door heard next. Checking outside the witness could see a 100-meter wide UFO flying off. Crushed bushes were discovered at the landing site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case no. 121).

On this day in 1954 a man had a close encounter with three aliens in Brazil. While fishing in the river in Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso del Sol, he saw a small sphere revolving around a larger sphere, about two meters above the ground. The larger object had landing gear shaped like three round balls. Three human-looking occupants who were small in stature got out. They had with them a luminous basket and a metal tube with a cone-shaped end. They used these tools to collect soil samples. On the same day a Royal Australian Navy pilot reported that two UFOs paced his aircraft. The UFOs appeared on radar. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 195, citing an investigation by Olavo T. Fontes; Richard M. Dolan, UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 408).

1956 – While out gathering Christmas trees around 11:00 o’clock in the morning in Derry, New Hampshire, a Mr. Horne saw a two-foot tall, green colored dwarf, with a high forehead, large floppy ears, and short arms and legs. The texture of the creature’s skin was course, like the skin of an elephant. The dwarf made a screeching noise when approached. (Source: Walter N. Webb case investigations, report dated November 4, 1964).

1957 – A UFO photograph was taken in Misawa, Japan and sent to the US Air Force Project Blue Book. Project Blue Book did not provide an evaluation of the photo. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, December 1957, case 89).

1961 – A Mr. Torri took a photograph of a UFO in Riccione, Italy at 10:40 a.m. The photograph was published in an Italian newspaper. (Source: Roberto Pinotti, Flying Saucers, January-February 1966, p. 55).

In 1965 a phantom automobile was seen in the Cotswold Hills in Avon county, England at around midnight. A vehicle shaped like a Land Rover, but without wheels, passed a car, and then vanished in a puff of smoke. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 7030, citing Arthur Shuttlewood).

1967 - At 1:00 a.m. three men driving to Saxon, Wisconsin on Highway 2 saw a rapidly spinning sphere with a white light on the top and bottom, and red and green lights around the middle. The object approached at low altitude, and then hovered over a nearby field. While hovering a smaller sphere discharged from the bottom, and it in turn discharged a smaller sphere, which then discharged a yet smaller sphere. These small spheres hovered momentarily one beneath the other, then returned to their original positions within each other and into the original object, which then sped out of sight. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, Jan.-Feb. 1968, p. 6).

1968 – Shortly after midnight one of several UFOs in the sky swooped down and paced a car with five teenage hunters inside near Coorong, South Australia for over two minutes. It came close to the car several times before speeding away. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 183).

1968 – In Macon, Georgia a teenage couple, Mr. Thornton and Miss Churchill, saw a dark cigar-shaped UFO with a bright dome on top at around eight o’clock in the evening. The dome had rotating red, green, and white lights. The UFO appeared to fall from the sky, stopped, tilted, righted itself, then dimmed and brightened. It shot out beams of light. Bright green flashes went out from it several times. (Source: Mrs. Frank Abbott, NICAP case investigation files, report dated February 17, 1969).

1971 – A round, silver disc-shaped object was sighted by a Mrs. H. Parker in Bridgewater, Tasmania at 6:20 a.m. It had a brightly reflective surface that flashed like a mirror over a river. After two minutes the object turned slowly to reveal an oval, disc-shaped appearance. It rose up, hovered for a minute, and was gone over a hill. (Source: Australian Flying Saucer Review, December 1972, p. 12, citing the Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre).

In 1973, on a highway in Le Gua, France a near collision occurred between a car and a 15-meter long silver cloud shaped UFO at around eleven o’clock in the morning. The UFO was heading in a southerly direction, but made an instantaneous ninety-degree turn and shot off toward the east. At 7:20 p.m. on a highway in Chateauneuf-sur-Loire, France a green ball of light dropped from the sky. At the same time a car’s engine and radio died. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 134, and December 1975).

1975 – On a farm near La Neuvelot, France at 11:00 p.m. a five-meter in diameter disc landed in a field. It rose up fast and shot away toward the west-southwest. At the same time there were several unexplained nocturnal lights in the sky.

At 9:20 p.m. on this evening in 1976 in Holland, Massachusetts, a cigar shaped UFO hovered stationary in the sky for a few moments. The figures of three or four beings could be seen through oval-shaped windows in the craft. The object disappeared in a bright red flash after another 7-8 seconds. (Source: International UFO Reporter, February 1977, p. 5).

1977 – At 8:45 p.m. a domed disc illuminated the area of Saint Ciers du Taillon, France like day, then flew away. It came back again the same site 20 minutes later. That same night a blindingly bright light came up close to a French Navy Nord-262 transport plane with three crew members aboard and followed it, circling it for five minutes. The UFO did not appear on ground radar at the naval base in Lorien, in Morbihan department, France. Also that night mysterious booms were reported up and down the eastern Atlantic shoreline of the United States at around 10:30 p.m. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1981; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 41 citing J. Troadec; Washington Post, December 17, 1977).

There were a series of close encounter UFO incidents in Italy on this date in 1978. In Torrebruna, Italy a man driving his car shortly after midnight saw a lighted UFO hovering just above the roadway. He blinked his headlights and the object descended and landed on the road ahead of him. The car's radio then stopped working. He got out of his car and approached the object and a door opened up. He then entered and found himself in a circular brightly illuminated room crammed full of instrument panels. He did not see any occupants. After a few minutes the witness left the object and saw it depart at high speed. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Chris Aubeck, Return to Magonia; Lumieres dans la Nuit, numbers 214 and 240).

1978 - At 12:15 p.m. two young boys were playing in a yard in Catania, Italy on the island of Sicily, near a large TV antenna. The sky darkened and then a large disc-shaped craft approached and tilted at an angle, just above the TV antenna. The object emitted multicolored rays of light and had an open hatch in its center section. A bright beam of light shot out of the opening and a strange, 1.5 meter tall “monster” descended within the beam. The being was described as "ugly" with two large eyes and two antenna-like protrusions on its head. A second similar being reportedly descended carrying a "laser" type gun and shot at a rock causing it to burn and explode. He was seen to bend down, touch the ground, and then spill a black liquid on it. Moments later a beam of light transported the beings back into the craft. The craft then shot away at high speed. Ground traces were reportedly found. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT – Italian UFO Catalogue).

1978 - At 5:45 p.m. a luminous orange sphere, about two meters in diameter, passed low over houses in a residential area of Macomer, Italy on the island of Sardinia. At 6:30 p.m. several witnesses in Collegno,Torino, Italy spotted a bizarre human-like figure about 1.60 meters in height, wearing a rose-colored coverall and without facial features. It moved around in a field at very high speed and then remained immobile, leaning against a wall for more than 30 minutes. The witnesses were afraid to approach the figure. Some thought it was a prank and summoned the authorities. As the police arrived the strange figure suddenly ran through an opening in the wall at incredibly speed and quickly disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Chris Aubeck, Return to Magonia).

Back on the island of Sicily at 11:45 p.m. a witness named Capuzello saw two, two-meter tall beings exit from a saucer-shaped craft that had landed on a road in Licodia Eubea, Italy. They spoke some kind of unintelligible language that sounded like gibberish. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues 214 and 240; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT – Italian UFO Catalogue).

1978 - At 11:50 p.m. a truck driver in Ragusa, Italy suddenly experienced radio interference and stopped to fix it. He then saw two very tall humanoids standing only five meters away. They were dressed in black, tight-fitting coveralls and helmets. They helmets had short protuberances like antennae on the sides and they had transparent face plates. Inside human-like faces could be seen. Two bright beams of light were emitted from their helmets that illuminated the cab of the truck. The beings came closer and uttered unintelligible sounds, then turned and left. Seconds later the witness saw a dome-shaped craft take off with a bright flash. A strong smell of sulphur was noticed in the vicinity. (Source: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 153).

In 1980 over 40 people in the southeastern part of London, England saw a UFO hover, divide into pieces, re-group, dart a short distance, and then shoot straight up. (Source: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 76).

At dusk in 1981 in Aksaray, Nigde province, Turkey a bright light shaped like a "flying tray" hovered some 200 to 300 meters from a car, performed maneuvers in the sky for a few minutes, then shot away toward the southwest. (Source: Haluk Egeman Sarikaya, International UFO Reporter, January 1983, p. 9).

1981 - In San Luis del Palmar, Corrientes Province, Argentina at 3:30 a.m. 42-year-old Ruben Meneses was driving a dump truck on a dirt road at 3:30 a.m when he had a close encounter with a brilliant object that approached his truck. The truck began to vibrate, and hefelt a tingling sensation all over his body. He was unable to move as the truck was lifted up into the air and seemed to become transparent. Meneses then blacked out. He later awoke sitting confused in his truck at a location about 55 miles from where he had been, and did not remember how he got there. He was hospitalized in a state of confusion, shock, and disorientation. When he awoke he also had a vague memory of a humanoid encounter.Later under hypnotic regression he remembered being taken inside a room with mirror like walls, where he was made to lie down on a cot-like bed. He saw three short thin humanoids with dark gray skin, extremely long arms and thick wrinkles on their foreheads. The little beings communicated with Meneses using telepathy. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 271; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1981, case # 3461, citing Eduardo Alfredo Lopez).

In 1983 Mr. Coventry in Glasgow, Scotland reported seeing a fog at 6:25 a.m. in which all sounds stopped. A gray flying object the shape of a railroad car, but with a convex curved roof, then appeared, making crackling and humming sounds. The UFO had three porthole-shaped windows in the side, and what appeared to be a yellow smoke swirled around in the interior of the object. It shot up into the sky and was gone. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The secret history of Scotland’s UFO phenomenon, p. 88).

At 7:30 p.m. on a farm in Catlett, Fauquier County, Virginia a woman with multiple abduction experiences reported being abducted by aliens again in 1991, this time for 70 minutes. A curious feature of this abduction event was that when she was returned she noticed that the aliens had put her earrings back on backwards. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1994, citing USA Today).

1994 - At around 3:00 a.m. Miss Myrna Rodriguez had been in a deep sleep at her home in La Playa Guayanilla, Puerto Rico when she had the sudden sensation that her body was being lifted up, apparently floating away from the bed. She awoke with a start and found herself unable to move. When she looked around she found herself surrounded by four short humanoids, two on each side of her body, who were apparently somehow holding her up in mid-air without any means of support. The beings were short and thin, with huge, round hairless heads, small pointed ears, and large, dark, slanted eyes. They had what appeared to be mole-like marks under their eyes, and their noses and mouths were almost indistinguishable. They had thin bodies with long skinny arms. They all wore dull silvery uniforms. The beings next began touching her with their delicate hands all around her stomach and chest area, at the same time talking to themselves in a low murmur like chatter. The witness was alarmed to see that the beings somehow had suceeded in opening her chest area, without causing her any pain or discomfort. They seemed to be checking her internal organs, including her heart, which she saw moving as it pumped blood through her body. During the whole experience she felt a sense of joy and peace, and was convinced that the beings were benevolent and were there to help. She eventually floated gently back to her bed where she was able to move and immediately checked her stomach and chest area for any scars, but found none. The beings had vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case #  2099, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI, issue # 5).

1995 – At 10:30 p.m. a big rectangular object with many lights maneuvered in the sky at the same time that three lights were seen on the road in La Spezia, Italy. The big UFO flew away to the west, leaving a bright trail in the sky. An electrical power outage occurred in the area at the same time. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17168).

There were many UFO reports in the early dawn hours and on this evening in 1998, earlier in the evening than the normal hours for the Geminid meteor shower. At 5:30 a.m. at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey near New York City, a man working at the airport felt a strange compulsion to go outside. When he did he saw a huge, wedge-shaped craft with lights over the George Washington Bridge. At the same time he heard a message, apparently through his normal hearing. At nine o’clock in the evening a dark equilateral triangle-shaped craft outlined by lights passed silently over Bethelem, Pennsylvania. It flew from the east to the west at a very slow speed. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case 3930, citing CAUS; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1999 – A disc with green flashing lights pulsating around its middle rim section approached the beach on North Island in New Zealand from the ocean traveling at a speed of 200 knots. It flew low, at an estimated altitude of only 50 meters, and accelerated away making a deep buzzing noise. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2000, p. 17, citing Filer’s Files).

In 2001 there were many reports of a circular glowing object circling the metropolitan area of Toluca, Mexico at around 3:00 a.m. The object was reportedly viewed through binoculars. At 7:20 p.m. an amber colored, low flying triangle moved through the sky over Greensboro, North Carolina toward the southeast. Within its structure it had many "translucent spheres or orbs interchanging within it.” In flew off in the direction of Fayettesville. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17848, citing UFO Roundup; UFO Magazine (USA), April 2002, p. 21, citing Filer’s Files).

2003 - At six p.m. a circular object flew over the coconut trees for about four minutes in Baling, Kedah State, Malaysia, and then disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2003 webpage).

2003 - At 10:05 a.m. a witness reporting seeing star-like lights during the daytime over San Francisco Bay, California that moved "super fast" and stopped, and then zigzagged behind a cloud. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2003 webpage).

2005 - At 9:45 a.m. a large triangle of white lights with one red light in the middle, was seen standing stock still low in the sky over the Santa Barbara freeway in Santa Barbara, California. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2005 webpage, report uploaded Dec. 16, 2005).

2005 - A black triangle-shaped object was sighted from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland at 9:15 p.m. (Source: British Ministry of Defence, case # 125 for 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: abductions; animal reactions; bedroom visitation; buzzing noise; cigar-shaped UFOs; car pacings; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; dwarf humanoids; EM vehicle ignition interference effect; faceless humanoid; fog; green UFOs; Grey UFOnauts; humming sounds; little green man; missing time; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from France and Italy; phantom automobile; photographs; physiological effects: tingling sensation, paralysis; radar-visual reports; rectangular UFO; spheres; teardrop-shaped UFO; telepathy; triangle-shaped UFOs; UFO discharging satellite objects; UFO over nuclear facility; unintelligible language; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson