On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 18

1933 -  At ten o'clock in the morning hundreds of witnesses in Onkerzeele, Belgium watched a Fatima like solar apparition, with sparks and flames from a dancing "Sun". (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing SOS-OVNI France, Phenomena magazine, issue # 12). 

1950 - At 8:39 a.m. a circular light changed shape and brilliance as it hovered over Oak Ridge AEC Laboratories, Tennessee. It faded to a star, then flew away to the northwest. There was radar confirmation of the sighting from the nearby McGhee Air Force Base. (Source: Bruce S Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1978, pp. 11, 15).

1954 - At 3:45 a.m. several hundred people, including sentries guarding the Catete Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil witnessed a yellow glowing ovoid object that slowed from a high speed and stopped in just three seconds, and then hovered for 20 minutes. It illuminated the surface of the water in Guanabara Bay, and finally climbed up at an oblique angle, and was gone in 4-5 seconds. Two small jets of exhaust were seen flowing from the lower part of the object while it was accelerating. (Source: UNICAT, case 557, citing Colonel Adil de Oliveira, Brazilian Government report dated October 1956; APRO Bulletin, July 1957).

1957 - A huge flying saucer flew over Oacoma, South Dakota at 5:40 a.m. (Sources: Max Miller, Saucers, March 1958; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 5385).

1957 - A white light source glided overhead in Sarasota, Florida. There were many witnesses and TV interference was noted at the time. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, pp. 75, 147; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, December 1967, p. 24).

1966 - At 4:40 p.m. a 23-year-old man at the eastern shore of Lake Tiorati in Bear Mountain State Park, Orange County, New York looked up and saw a silver-brown domed disc-shaped object in the western sky at 45 elevation, heading northeast. It was wobbling and noiseless. He was able to take a photograph of the object before it disappeared over and behind a fire tower on a 1,320 foot hill about half a mile away. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, pp. 239-245).

1968 – A man and woman in their late twenties were driving together in a car five miles north of Wairakei, New Zealand at around 11:45 p.m. when they drove by a tall being around six feet tall. The man wore a shiny dark blue or black loose fitting one-piece suit that was tucked in at the boots. The being also wore gloves, a belt, and a cylindrical helmet with a clear visor. (Source: Anthony J. Brunt, FSR, July-August 1969, p. 29).

1975 – At 7:45 a.m. a "dah-dit" noise accompanied the slow ascent of an eight-meter wide, gray domed disc over a residential area of Ancy, France. The object had square shaped windows. It flew away toward the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1976).

A aircraft flying near Maelifelli, Iceland on this day in 1976 picked up a clear radar image of a UFO at a distance of 100 miles and flying at 18,000 feet altitude. They tracked the UFO for one minute as it rushed below and passed their plane at a speed of 3,600 miles per hour. (Source: International UFO Reporter, March 1977, p. 2).

1976 – At 12:55 a.m. on Soda Springs Mountain Road in Caribou County, Idaho three police officers had a close encounter with a 30-foot diameter oval-shaped UFO. The object was devoid of seams or windows, and had the bulk of three to four cars. It emitted a light green light and hovered only 60 feet away from them. It made no sound when hovering, but made a whistling "wind" sound when in motion. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case investigations file, December 1976; International UFO Reporter, February 1977, p. 6).

1976 – Twenty-two hours later at 10:30 p.m. six witnesses, twenty miles south of Miami, Florida watched an oval glow with a disc-shaped object inside fly to the south, passing over their heads at only 150 feet. The object turned and flew away to the west. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case investigations file, December 1976; International UFO Reporter, February 1977, p. 5).

1977 – In Guadalajara, Spain a 34-year-old man, Mr. Miguel Herrero Sierra was driving his pickup truck down a road at a few minutes past midnight when the vehicle’s lights, engine, and radio suddenly died. He pulled to the side of the road but couldn't find anything wrong with the car. He decided to wait in the truck for help. A man dressed in a diver’s suit approached and told him through telepathy to come aboard a hat-shaped UFO, under which there was a cylindrical chamber that extended to the ground. Inside the object was a 14-meter wide circular room with smooth walls. Mr. Herrero stayed inside for approximately three hours, communicating telepathically with the occupants of the craft. He was released later, and discovered that he had a small puncture wound on his arm, as if they had taken a blood sample from him although he did not recall them doing so. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1978, p. 15, citing Cronica, January 26, 1978; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1977-57).

1977 – On the same night, at four o’clock in the morning Central Standard Time, three 16-year-old girls saw a frightening monster while driving 15 miles north of Zoto del Marina, Mexico. (Source: letter from one of the witnesses to the J. Allen Hynek, Center for UFO Studies, dated August 9, 1978).

1980 – Several witnesses on a farm in Colesburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa watched an odd glowing cloud-like object with a hazy funnel of light that reached downward to the ground for five minutes on an otherwise clear night. (Source: Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1981, p. 8).

1980 – On the same night on a farm in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, four men and women watched farm animals (cows and horses) panic and run from a 10-inch wide flying silver sphere that flew around for 30 seconds. (Source: Cynthia Newby Luce, MUFON investigation files database, case #931248J).

1988 - At 2:45 a.m. four gendarmes in Le Vigan, Gard, France traveling in two vehicles observed a strange form hovering low ahead of them, composed of superimposed red luminous rectangles. The object was 7-8 meters above the center of the road. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 24).

1992 – Several people at the local Dairy Queen in Iaeger, West Virginia saw a large diamond-shaped UFO with a squared back fly over toward the southwest at 7:10 p.m. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 61, citing field investigator D. Church).

1996 – Two witnesses in Eugene, Oregon saw a nocturnal light zigzagging at a high altitude and making ninety-degree turns at 4:30 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1997 - In Oxnard, California at 10:50 p.m. a large cigar-shaped object followed the power lines; continuing on, it went out to sea. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2007 webpage).

2001 - Two gray plumes of smoke were first seen in the sky over Stockport Railway Station in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. A gray triangular object was then witnessed in the sky. Later that evening, at 8:00 p.m., a circular red light was seen high up in the sky moving quickly. It slowed down, accelerated, and then wobbled from side to side. At 8:50 in Crawley, West Sussex, England an object looking like a rounded triangle was sighted. It was longer at one point, with a giant light in the center. (Source: British Ministry of Defence, cases 189-199 for 2001).

2004 - Several strange lights were seen from Cau-Cau, Horcon, Chile starting at 8:30 p.m., engaging in complex maneuvers. A dot was first seen, then a vertical line that turned to the left. Contrails left in the wake of the objects and their irregular, sudden maneuvers suggested they were not conventional aircraft. Photographs were reportedly taken. (Source: Scott Corrales, ufoinfo.com, report dated December 31, 2004).

2005 - At 11:00 p.m. a farmer in Knox, Indiana had a close encounter with a saucer-shaped craft hovering over his nearby field. It was about 50 feet in the air. It had a red and blue light, and made no sound. After hovering for three minutes it flew off to the west. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2005 webpage, report uploaded February 14, 2006).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 18 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes – animal reaction, diamond-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, funnel of light, glowing UFOs, high speed UFOs, human-looking UFOnaut wearing coverall and cylindrical helmet, monster, oval-shaped or ovoid UFOs, radar-visual UFO report, rectangular or diamond shaped UFOs, telepathy, triangular UFOs, UFO photographs, whistling sound, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson