Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1955 – From her bedroom window in Washburn, Maine Mrs. Jacobs watched a reddish-orange glare resolve into a golden domed elliptical saucer at eleven o’clock at night. In the lower part of the dome she could see figures moving about, like people "walking in front of a light." The experience made her feel nauseous, and at the same time she had a definite feeling of being watched. (Sources: Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 19; Project Blue Book cases counted in official statistics, case no. 3893; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, p. 71).
In 1957 in Bryson City, North Carolina a 20-meter-long cigar-shaped object flew slowly to the east, then circled the valley at around nine o’clock in the evening. It had a very distinct outline. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History, 1957: December, p. 63).
1957 - At 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Mendonca and five other persons in Ponta Poran, Brazil saw a light in the southern sky, which later appeared as two spherical objects coming closer to them on an oscillating course. One of the UFOs hovered close to their car while the other circled. They were shaped like a sphere surrounded by a flat ring, and chased the car for two hours over the deserted road. The estimated diameter of each was five meters. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 452).
1961 – At 4:35 p.m. two cloud cigars maneuvered within sight of an airliner and then paced the DC-4 aircraft near Aso-san, Japan. One of the objects emitted a ball of light. The pilot, Mr. Matsumura, took photographs. That night at 9:45 local time in Lafayette, Indiana a 2.5 meter diameter disc dove at a car being driven by a twenty-year-old man named Hislope and then flew away. (Sources: Yusuke J. Matsumura, Flying Saucers, October 1965, p. 29; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 213; Indiana Journal, December 28, 1961).
1962 – Color motion pictures were taken of a UFO near Angel Falls, Venezuela—the world’s tallest water fall—on a cloudy afternoon at 12:15 p.m. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1963, p. 5).
1964 – A gunsmith had a close encounter with a beehive-shaped UFO in rural Fisherville, Virginia. At five o’clock in the afternoon Mr. Burns was driving east on highway Route 250 east of Staunton when a 125-foot wide, beehive-shaped UFO slowly crossed the roadway ahead of him, causing his car to stall. As the metallic looking UFO descended it narrowly missed hitting some power lines. There was a bluish glow from the bottom. As it left, it rose to about 200 feet in altitude, tilted slightly, then disappeared quickly into the northeast. The car could then be restarted. Geiger counter tests showed abnormally high radioactivity in the area. (Sources: Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1966, p. 14; Gordon I. R. Lore and Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 171; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 136; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume II): A Thirty Year Report, p. 3).
1964 Fisherville, Virginia UFO Close Encounter
1967 – A ship enroute from Auckland, New Zealand to Guam was sailing past the Loyalty Islands at 11:33 a.m. when crewmembers sighted a beam of light like a powerful searchlight extending vertically upward from some clouds on the horizon. The beam extension was 35 degrees of arc in length. The beam seemed to emanate from a small cloud a few degrees above the horizon. (Source: William R. Corliss: Remarkable Luminous Phenomena in Nature, p. 283).
1971 – At around 11 p.m. a disc-shaped UFO along the roadside of Highway 116 in Mossoro, Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte shot sparks from a tube for ten minutes. It then ascended into the sky and flew off toward the ocean. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR Case Histories, August 1972, p. 13).
1977 – A green glow was first seen by a married couple in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky at shortly after one o’clock at night. This was followed by the sighting of a 12-foot-long ovoid UFO moving at a low altitude, at an estimated distance of only 75 feet. The UFO ascended slowly, then show away fast into the nearby woods. That same night there were several reports of mystery booms being heard in Burlington, Atlantic, and Bergen Counties in New Jersey. (Sources: Leonard Stringfield, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1978, p. 9; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 63; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, pp. 808, 811, and 820, citing the US Naval Research Laboratory).
In 1978 there were a series of UFO reports from throughout Argentina. At shortly after two o’clock in the morning several witnesses in Resistencia, Argentina saw 6-7 objects moving in formation through the sky at great speed. The UFOs were radiating a bright, light blue light but made no sound. Power outages were reported throughout the city. At 2:45 a.m. a very large glowing disc-shaped UFO headed a formation of three other craft that flew from north to south at an estimated 1000 meters altitude in La Rioja, Argentina. They reportedly lit up the sky like day. Each object was white in color with a green halo, and they left behind a bluish trail. A truck driver said his truck’s radio stopped working at the time. Ten minutes later a giant light was observed in the western sky in Santa Fe, Argentina. It was blue and green in color, and spewed fiery particles, resembling “an airplane on fire.” Smaller objects surrounded it. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, pp. 14-15, citing La Razon, December 22, 1978 and El Independencie, December 22, 1978).
In the evening on this day in 1981 a Turkish Army captain and several townspeople watched a silent glittering ovoid object illuminate a large engine factory complex with a bright green colored light in Aksaray, Turkey. It flew at an estimated 800 to 1000 feet altitude, and shot away to the southwest. (Source: Sarikaya Haluk Egeman, International UFO Reporter, January 1983, p. 9).
1982 –Two UFO car pursuits occurred in the same twenty-four hour period on opposite sides of the globe. At 1:50 p.m. an orange light followed a car down a highway in Maddington, Western Australia. The UFO would hide when the car slowed down, then come back and pace the car when the driver sped up. In Penthereaz, Switzerland at 9:00 p.m. a small glowing sphere followed a car for ten minutes and lit up the vehicle’s interior. The luminous ball was estimated to be only 12 centimeters in diameter. (Sources: Australian Center for UFO Studies; Bruno Mancusi, SWICAT Swiss UFO catalogue).
On this night in 1992 a domed, disc-shaped UFO directed a red beam of light into the river in Garland, McDowell County, West Virginia. According to the 15-year-old teenager who witnessed this, when the red beam turned off the high-pitched noise coming from the object stopped. There were also several other discs present in the sky at the same time. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 75, citing investigation by D. Church).
1999 – At 6:45 a.m. an ovoid UFO was seen zigzagging in the sky between Toledo and Salkum in Washington State. At 5:00 p.m. another light was seen zigzagging through the sky over Portland, Oregon. At 8:00 o’clock in the evening a brightly colored disc was seen hovering and changing colors over Lakewood, Colorado. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, WA).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2005).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, EM vehicle ignition interference effects, oscillating motion, ovoid UFOs, RF radio interference, skyquakes, spheres, unusual cloud UFOs, zigzagging maneuvers.