On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 23

In Point Loma, California on this date in 1950 seven teardrop-shaped flying objects maneuvered near a weather balloon. Several navy personnel, including one using a theodolite to view the object, watched the UFO turn toward the W and fly away out over the Pacific Ocean. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 68).

1959 – At a few minutes after midnight in Oakdale, California several witnesses sighted a seven-meter wide, bowl-shaped disc. Shadows were seen moving about inside the craft. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1960).

1975 – Three 19-year-old girls driving together in Goodridge, Minnesota noticed a bright light in the sky, and their car's engine and lights failed. The light came closer and they saw it was an orange colored object, flat on top and round on the sides. It also had several flashing yellow lights and appeared to be 20-30 feet in diameter. After passing only 25 feet from the car, it suddenly vanished, whereupon and the car's lights and engine spontaneously came back on by themselves. (Sources: Warren (Minnesota) Sheaf, December 31, 1975; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 391).

1978 – Three important UFO sightings occurred on this date. Dr. Palumbo, the director of the meteorological institute at the University of Naples in Naples, Italy saw a luminous object travel from the east to the west at a high rate of speed. It left no trail behind. At ten o’clock in the evening a luminous 12-meter diameter disc was sighted over a road in Albinia, Tuscany, Italy. It moved off over some woods, and then turned and flew away toward the north. There was extensive news coverage of both sighting reports. In the state of Maldonado, Uruguay on a beach between the cities of Piriapolis and Funta del Este a reporter, Sr. L. Rengger, saw a giant V-shaped formation of yellow lights. A couple of the lights pursued his car, and one of the two crossed the road in front of his car at an estimated 300 meters altitude at a distance of 500 meters. (Sources: (1) Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1979, p. 14, citing La Nacion December 24, 1978; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 216; (3) Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1979, p. 13, citing La Razon, December 27, 1978).

1979 - A 27-year-old salesman traveling on Highway 57 in Fullerton, California had a daytime close encounter with a UFO at around 3:30 p.m. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, January 1980, p. 5).

1986 - Two police constables, Jim Begg and Tom Murphy, saw a bright orange moving light over Armadale, Edinburgh, Scotland on this evening. (Source: Gary Heseltine, Police Reports UFO Database, case 125, citing the West Lothian Courier, January 1988, p. 17).

1987 – Ed Walters photographed three oval-shaped UFOs at 5:55 a.m. from his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He had the impression that they wanted to be photographed, according to his account of the incident. (Source: Edward Walters, Gulf Breeze Sightings, p. 86).

1989 – Two witnesses observed two boomerang-shaped UFOs pass low over the Seneca Nuclear Power Plant in Warren, Pennsylvania. Either the same two objects flew back over the plant from the opposite direction, or two more similar craft flew overhead in reverse direction. (Source: John L. Micklow, MUFON case investigation files, case #900308).

1992 – At 8:20 p.m. in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil a glowing craft landed near a thicket on the outskirts of Passa Tempo. Several witnesses watched it then take off and move away to the east at a low altitude. It made no sound as it flew. (Source: UBPDV, Causistica Brasileira de 1992, p. 14).

1994 – John, a 45-year-old man residing in the Clyde Canal area of Lothian county in Scotland was watching television when he noticed electrical interference on the TV set. He then noticed a “human-looking alien” standing inside his house. His next memory was aboard a disc-shaped UFO. After the experience he had a set of small red puncture marks on his neck, as if a cluster of needles had been stuck into his skin. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland’s UFO Phenomenon, p. 49).

1998 - At 5:20 p.m. two people at the Grand Canyon in Coconino County, Arizona witnessed a flying object shaped like a stingray approach from the south. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 1998 webpage).

2000 - At  4:30 p.m. a silver cigar-shaped object was sighted travelling low, and moving at great speed in Zumbrota, Minnesota. It was seen by a witness while driving on US Hwy 52 in southeastern Minnesota. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2000 webpage, report uploaded January 17, 2004).

2003 - At Gasport, New York at 2:30 a.m. EST a bright light shot across the sky from the horizon up. It made several right angle movements. Next, a silent, boomerang shaped object flew over Borger, Texas at 1:40 a.m. CST. At 4:56 a.m. MST a triangle-shaped object with four different multicolored lights flew across the Denver skyline and was viewed from Superior, Colorado (Boulder County).  (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2000 webpage).

2004 - At 10:06 p.m. a red disc-shaped object with body lights on the underneath side flew along the highway, then over cars in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. There were three witnesses, and the sighting reportedly lasted ten minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 870, citing HBCCUFO).

2007 - On this evening a dark silent object hovered for awhile over Bridport, England. It shone a light beam down. It was difficult to focus upon because it looked blurry. (Source: British Ministry of Defence, case # 95 for 2007).

2007 - At 1:30 p.m. CST a dark disc-shaped object was spotted among the clouds over Chicago, Illinois. It stay still long enough for the witness to make a three minute long video recording of it. At 6:45 p.m. EST a disc-shaped, blue and white light flew low and fast over Bowie, Maryland. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Dec. 2007 webpage, reports uploaded March 4, 2008).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: boomerang-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, EM television and vehicle ignition interference, human-looking alien, luminous UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from California and Scotland, physiological effects, teardrop-shaped UFOs, UFO over roadway, UFOs over nuclear facility, vanishing UFO, yellow lights.

© Donald A. Johnson