On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 19

1954 – UFOs shot through the sky over Vienna, Austria. There were many reports including several from police witnesses. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 122).

1954 – On the same night in Cartaya, Huelva Province, Spain a circular craft landed 50 meters away from two witnesses. As the witnesses walked towards it the UFO rose up to a very high altitude and flew away toward Portugal, making a great deal of noise. (Source: Newspaper clipping dated December 20, 1954).

1954 – At eleven o’clock in the evening Mr. Parra, an 18-year-old resident of Valencia, Venezuela watched a disc-shaped UFO land and six three foot tall humanoids disembarked and set about collecting vegetation samples. When he attempted to approach he was paralyzed. The UFO left behind ground traces. (Source: Newspaper clipping dated December 21, 1954).

1962 – Verbania, Italy. At 7:15 a.m. three men in a boat saw two classic-shaped discoid objects fly over the lake known as Lago Maggiore at only 20 meters altitude. The UFOs rose vertically and flew off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 555).

In 1969 a car with its male driver was lifted up off the highway for a short distance in Quincy, Illinois (Source: Skylook, May 7, 1971).

1969 – In Saddle River, New Jersey police officers watched several pairs of UFOs fly over slowly from the west to the east at 11 o’clock at night. They viewed the lighted objects through binoculars. They described the UFOs as having an X-shaped arrangement of lights on the bottom. (Source: Data-Net Report, March 1970, p. 11, citing Ringwood Herald).

1973 – A famous well-investigated close encounter of the third kind report occurred on this night in Vilvoorde, Belgium. A 28-year-old man awoke at 2:00 a.m. and saw in the yard behind his house a short entity about 1.1 meters tall dressed in a luminous green space suit and helmet. The being carried a device with a long handle and a base that looked similar to a vacuum cleaner. He walked up the side of a wall. The domed disc UFO was about six meters in diameter, and had an insignia shaped like a black circle with a diagonal lightning flash through it. (Source: Jean-Luc Vertongen, FSR, April 1975, p. 13, citing Inforespace).

1973 – At 11:00 p.m. later that night two large square objects hovered, maneuvered, and made a loop in the sky over Charmeil Airport, France. They flew away and came back briefly, then left going toward the east. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 136).

1973 – Red and blue lights moved through the sky, stopped, and then reversed direction abruptly over the city of Grand Island, Nebraska at 9:45 p.m. local time. On the same night a photograph of a UFO was taken in Chilton, Texas. (Sources: (1) Elmer Kral, MUFON field investigation files, report dated December 19, 1973; (2) J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register (Volume 5), 1974, case 1144, citing Saga UFO Report).

1976 – At two o’clock in the morning in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Mann, 26-years-old, suffered lasting physiological effects from a UFO. (Source: Australian Centre for UFO Studies, case investigation files, report dated April 7, 1978)

1976 – On this night in Salters Point, Western Australia two men, Brennan and Gibbs, heard a whirring sound and then sighted a two-foot wide disc-shaped UFO that flew behind a house at only 30 feet altitude. It then shot away toward the west. (Source: International UFO Reporter, February 1977, p. 2).

1976 – At 6:20 p.m. in Concord, California a 53-year-old man sighted a nocturnal light zigzagging toward the north, then circle and reverse direction. It moved at a slow speed at first, then sped up, and finally shot away to the west. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, case investigation files, December 1976).

1978 - In Montebello di Bertona, Italy at 6:00 a.m. a single witness reported that a UFO shaped like a cylindrical “space capsule” landed and then lifted off again. It had rotating lights. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 216).

1978 - At 6:00 a.m. local time a silver wing-shaped UFO hung over Flattop Mountain south of Alamosa, Colorado for about three hours. It was viewed through binoculars and seen by several Mountain Bell Telephone employees. (Source: Alamosa Valley Courier, December 20, 1978).

1979 – At 7:00 a.m. a white, egg-shaped UFO—one meter in diameter—landed in an upright orientation in a yard in Lunel, France. It was then seen moving down the driveway at ground level by three witnesses. That same night southwest of Gainesville, Florida a large bright disc chased a car down a road, hovered over a house, then shot away at a high rate of speed heading south. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1980; MUFON UFO Journal, March 1980).

1981 – At 8:10 p.m. two witnesses in Oliveto Lucano, Italy saw a two-meter wide spinning luminous ball of light fly over a church at 20 meters altitude and move off behind some buildings in the town. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue).

1981 – That same night at 10 p.m. in Aguas Claras, Brazil a car was stalled by a UFO. A bullet shaped UFO sat on the roadway in front of the stalled car. It rose up, then came back and followed the car into town. There were two witnesses in the car and other independent witnesses to the event. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, February 1987; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #13812).

Early in the afternoon on this date in 1996 a silver gray metallic object struck the top of a Boeing-757 cockpit belonging to a Chinese Southern Airlines aircraft on a flight between Beijing and Wuhei, China cracking the outer windshield. The plane made an emergency landing. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 48, citing J. Trainor, UFO Roundup).

1998 – On this night a roaring sound awoke a man in Stra, Italy to the close presence outside his home of a bright aerial object with several windows. The UFO was about 10 meters in diameter. Two three-foot tall beings were seen outside the craft. They wore gray coveralls and moved in a mechanical manner. Landing traces found at the site consisted of a circle with three holes arranged in an equilateral triangle. The sides of the triangle were 4.1 meters in length. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, case investigation files, C005, citing M. Verga).

1999 – On this night in Copenhagen, Denmark a large, red, luminous bowl-shaped UFO with a tail like a parabola flew across the sky from the northwest to the southeast in 3 minutes. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), March 2000, p. 17).

2001 – A four minute long videotape was shot at 1:20 p.m. in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico of a dark, domed ovoid object. It had a peculiar knob shape on the bottom of the object. It shot off with extreme acceleration. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17849, citing J. Trainor, UFO Roundup).

2001 – The second sighting of a triangular-shaped UFO was made by a witness in Mouscron, Belgium an 10:10 a.m. This daylight sighting was of a triangular-shaped wedge with three blue lights in the corner, and yellow light in the center, and a red light on the side. (Source: Michel Bougard, Inforespace, June 2002, p. 40).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes – car pursuits, coverall uniforms, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs and ovoids, early morning close encounters, glowing objects, humanoids, lasting physiological effects, levitation, multicolored UFOs, multi-year UFO reports from Italy, noisy UFOs, police witnesses, roaring sound, short one-meter tall UFOnauts, square-shaped UFOs, triangular ground mark pattern, triangular wedge-shaped UFO, vertical ascent, videotape, whirring sound, zigzag maneuvers.