On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 17

On this evening in 1949 two witnesses aboard a ferry in Puget Sound bound for Victoria, British Columbia from Seattle, Washington saw a nocturnal light zigzagging in the sky toward the northwest. It spiralled up into the night sky. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949 (volume 2), p. 61).

1952 – At 4:15 p.m. six people sighted two discs maneuvering over the coast and the city of San Diego, California. The objects moved at slow to very high speeds. (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

1953 – In Marseilles, France at 6:10 a.m. a huge white disc with a blue fringe flew off toward the southeast at an extremely fast speed. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 68).

1953 - At 2:37 p.m. transair chief pilot Ulf Christiernsson and airline mechanic Johansson saw a nearly round, slightly elliptical UFO with a metallic shine flying close to the speed of sound in the opposite direction from their aircraft, while they were flying over Hassleholm, Sweden. The object was in sight for ten seconds. This case is a Project Blue Book unknown, but the possibility of the object having been a Russian drone was not fully discarded at the time. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 121; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2838; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 22; UNICAT, case # 769 citing Project Blue Book).

1954 – At 5:00 p.m. on a country road in Bersaillin, France in Jura department, a woodsman sighted a very bright light on the road, coming from a dark craft some 80 meters away. When the light became brighter the man felt an intense wave of heat and he thought that he would die. After a short while the light moved away. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 355; Jacques Vallee, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 20).

1956 – At 3:20 p.m. at Itazuke AFB in Japan a brownish-golden colored UFO was sighted from the air by a pilot and co-pilot. It flew at a high rate of speed and was tracked on radar. Radio interference between the warplane and the base was also noted at the time. On that same night a humanoid encounter occurred in the United States. At about 9 p.m. in Conashaugh, Pennsylvania Ms. M. Carow, a 68-year-old woman, went out in her backyard with a flashlight and was surprised to see two dwarves. One was three feet tall, the other one three and a half feet tall. Both wore tight silver suits and helmets. The shorter one was stocky but the taller one was slender. She shone her flashlight on them for three minutes before they walked away. (Sources: (1) U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; NICAP UFO Intestigator, August 1957; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, 104; UNICAT, case # 802; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 28, citing International UFO Reporter; (2) Berthold E. Schwarz, FSR, September-October 1969, p. 16, citing Pike County Dispatch, April 17, 1958).

1958 – Fornells de Minorca, Baleares Islands, Spain. Mr. Galvez, a 55-year-old retired artillery sergeant was motorcycling on this Mediterranean Island when he observed a missile-shaped UFO 2.5 meters long flying only ten meter above some pine trees. It made a buzzing sound. There were some other witnesses nearby, according to Mr. Galvez. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 27, citing Eduardo Buelta as the field investigator).

1959 – On this day at eight o’clock in the morning four children on a school bus in Haverhill, Massachusetts saw a flash in the sky, then watched a silver, domed disc land in a field. A door in the craft opened and a humanoid occupant exited. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: October-December).

1962 - A cylindrical object with two vertical projections was seen from Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia travelling from north-northeast to south-southwest. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 88).

1962 – In Milan, Italy at 2:20 a.m. Mr. Rizzi, a 37-year-old night watchman, heard a whistling sound and saw a silver metallic domed disc hovering just above the ground. The object was four or five meters wide and had a windowed turret on top. A three foot tall little man emerged from a door in the bottom of the craft. It pointed a finger at the witness who felt paralyzed. (Sources: Corrier Milan, December 19, 1962; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 554; Leonard G. Cramp, Piece for a Jig-Saw, p. 124).

On or about this night in 1963 in Sauce Viejo, Argentina a railroad worker, Mr. C. Tulio Gallardo, saw lights appear outside his railroad coach at the same time that his radio and carbide lamp died. A luminous entity entered the coach, tore up the newspaper the witness had used to shield his eyes, grabbed an oilcan, and then left. Other passengers on an incoming train saw the entity leaving. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1966, p. 25, citing La Gaceta, December 17, 1963).

1970 – At 5:10 a.m. in the town of St-Vit in Doubs, France several motorists saw a red disc descend low over some railroad tracks. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 126).

1971 – At eight o’clock in the evening in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England a motorist’s car engine stopped but his car’s headlights stayed on. The driver then saw a huge gray sphere in the nearby field. He then saw a light move across the road and saw that the sphere had gone. The car could the be restarted. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 52).

1975 – In the city of Americana, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil 16-year old Mr. Salles de Andrade encountered an intense beam of light while walking home at night and woke up the next day in a thicket, 28 kilometers away. He had no recollection for the time that he had been missing, but he had strange marks on his forehead and arms, and experienced headaches. (Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1976, p. 19).

1977 – Shortly after four o’clock in the afternoon in Kenyon, Rhode Island a huge domed disc dropped silently toward the ground over a meadow and stopped, an estimated 400 feet above the ground. It had a small dome on the top of the object and three square windows. When the disc turned to a vertical position both cars in the vicinity stalled. The UFO gave off a bluish-white glow, and the witnessed experienced skin burns and rashes as a result of the intense light, and eye irritations after the encounter. (Sources: Donald R. Todd, APRO Bulletin, July-August 1978, p. 4; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 72).

1977 – On that same night at 11:30 p.m. in St-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantic department, France a flaming disc-shaped UFO flew to the south and out to sea. The same or a similar object continued to hover offshore. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1978).

1978 – At 4:30 a.m. off the coast of Catania, Italy located on the Mediterranean island of Sicily, two people witness a small ovoid object take off from the sea in small, multiple jumps heading toward the west. At 7:00 a.m. in San Cataldo, also in Sicily, several independent witnesses watched a luminous disc land and take off again. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 214).

1978 – On the same night as the Sicily UFO landing, on the shoreline of Saint Ewe in Cornwall County, England a red mushroom-shaped UFO was seen at a low altitude, with a shaft of light reaching to the ground. The UFO was estimated to be 100 feet in diameter and had icy blue discs of light around the rim. A snowy white mist, apparently generated by the UFO concealed the ground beneath the object. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1979, p. 13, citing the Dublin, Ireland Independent, December 24, 1978).

In 1982 at five p.m. at a military base in Malmby, Sweden Captain Bergstrom of the Swedish Army was out jogging and saw a huge “flying bus” with two other metallic disc-shaped objects escorting it. The three objects glided down to land in a clearing behind some trees. Two other witnesses watched the objects change color as they landed. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, November 1984, p. 7).

In 1987 Ed Walters took several photographs of a disc-shaped UFO with lights at one o’clock in the morning in Gulf Breeze, Florida. An abduction of Mr. Walters may have occurred the same night. (Source: Edward Walters, Gulf Breeze Sightings, p. 73).

In 1996 a single witness reported that a flat-topped disc-shaped object hovered overhead in Redmond, Washington at 2:30 a.m. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, UFO Intelligence Newsletter).

1997 – In both Burlington and Colchester, Vermont witnesses called the UFO Reporting Center in Seattle, Washington to report that a large object passed overhead at 11:45 a.m. going toward the northeast. One person said that their radio was effected and didn’t work for ten minutes, the object estimated that the UFO was moving at 3,000 miles per hour. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1999 - Roberto Gomes Misson reported to the local police that on this evening he had encountered two one-meter tall humanoids on the road next to his house in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. They were standing next to a huge hovering disc-shaped object. The object was about 15 meters (50 feet) in width and emitted red, blue, and orange lights. The police reportedly found ground traces at the landing site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2000 - At 10:35 a.m. a 50 foot wide saucer-shaped object was seen by a mother and daughter on the ground east of Blanca, Colorado on the Trinchera Ranch in the San Luis Valley. A humanoid was seen outside of the object. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Christopher O'Brien case files, case # 640).

2000 - At 6:00 p.m. a glowing yellow disc-shaped object was seen for 12 minutes north of San Francisco Bay in Sebastopol, California. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2000 webpage, report uploaded Dec. 20, 2000).

2001 – A low flying, slow moving Saturn-shaped UFO flew to the south over the river at 7:30 p.m. in Brevard, Florida. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2002, p. 20, citing Filer’s Files).

2001 - Two bright blue lights were seen on a cigar-shaped craft that flew over St. Georges, Manitoba, Canada at 7:18 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2001 webpage, report uploaded May 24, 2005).

2005 - At 5:45 p.m. a slow moving, silent  triangular object with red lights was seen in Hockinson, Washington State. It was flying low to the ground and was quiet bright from a distance. It was in view for 90 seconds. At 9:30 p.m. a dark triangle-shaped object with V-shaped lights flew over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida for three minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2005 webpage, reports uploaded February 14, 2006).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, domed discs, EM vehicle ignition interference effects, humanoids standing next to 50 foot wide disc-shaped UFOs, intense lights or light beams, landings, luminous entity, maneuvering UFOs, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from Brazil, England, France and the Mediterranean islands, radio interference, silver metallic UFOs, short humanoids, triangular UFOs, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson