On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 25

1945 - During a blizzard a silver, domed object with a square base landed on the sea off the coast of Ireland. It was surrounded by purple lights, and made a whirring noise. Two beings with squarish shaped feet and wearing diver suits were seen walking on the surface of the water. The craft rose off the surface of the sea and landed in a field on a nearby island, crushing two cows when it came down. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0129, citing Northern Network News, December 1976).

1960 - A disc-shaped flying object and three nocturnal lights exchanged green beams of light in the sky over Cottonwood, Minnesota at 11:45 p.m. The nocturnal lights then entered the saucer-shaped craft through a hatch. The disc flew off toward the north. Pendulum motion was also reported. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1962, p. 2; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 3-071).

1963 - A fisherman in Libreville, Gabon witnessed the landing of a unusual craft on this night, from which a terrifying creature emerged. It was humanoid in shape, spoke sounds he could not understand, left footprints in the sand, and then went back to the machine and flew off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 296).

1966 - Three objects rose from a field with a screaming hi-pitched noise, maneuvered, then paced a car at three a.m. near a farm two miles south of Monroe, Oregon. A blast of wind from the UFOs knocked one of the five witnesses against a car. Flattened grass was found at the landing site. (Sources: Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Project Report, case 036-06, citing NICAP; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 11239; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1966, p. 6; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 71).

1967 - Gary Lambert, a college student from Omaha, Nebraska was driving home at Christmas during the night when he saw a dimly outlined object with a row of lights hovering over an underpass on the highway between Ashland and Lincoln. His sighting precipitated a number of vivid dreams that night, in which he believes he had been "contacted" by the beings aboard the UFO. He also believes that he may have experienced an actual abduction, the memory of which was erased from his mind. There were no details or other evidence of an abduction that the witness was able to provide. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-125, citing NICAP & Condon Committee).

1970 - A V-shaped formation of 10 silver-gray circular objects was seen in the sky over Braintree, Massachusetts at four o'clock in the morning. They were silent, and appeared twice over the area within a five minute period. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 357).

Braintree, Massachusetts - 1970

1971 - In Tooligie Hill, South Australia a red ball of light was sighted by neighbors on this night. The next day Mr. Habner found a 2.2 meter diameter ring, 45 cm wide and 10 cm deep in his wheat field. The wheat was swirled in a counter-clockwise direction around the ground mark. Soil samples revealed nothing abnormal. (Sources: Data-Net Report, June 1972, p. 16; Ted Philips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, citing Adelaide News, May 5, 1972).

1973 - At 9:00 p.m. a three-meter wide dome hovered over a field at a farm in Les Riveaux, Allier department, France. Two glowing tubes protruded from the object, and the witness was levitated. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, August 1978).

1978 - At 4:30 a.m. a three-meter long, oddly shaped UFO was seen at a low altitude over Cicagna, Liguria, Italy. It had what looked like iron claws on one end of the object. The UFO fired a beam of light, then shot off toward the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 216).

1978 - A fleet of six UFOs was seen by Peruvian fishermen over the Caynarachi River in the San Martin department, Peru on this night. They first noticed a brightly illuminated rhomboid object that passed over from south to north. It was followed by five more objects in formation. The UFOs had yellow, amber, and violet lights. The men fled in fright. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1979, p. 13, citing Cronica, December 26, 1978).

1978 - Two huge UFOs came screaming over Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino county, California at 7:18 p.m. They made a sound similar to ambulances. There were two sets of independent witnesses to the fly-by, for a total of five witnesses. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 112, citing Mountain News & Mountaineer, December 28, 1978).

1987 - A very intense, pink or reddish-orange light lit up the whole lake in Coon Rapids, Minnesota at 10:00 p.m. The UFO was first seen above the trees along the shorline. It then went down to the lake level and turned off all illuminated like a light turned off with a switch. At least 16 holes were discovered in the ice on the lake the next day. The holes were between one and five inches in diameter and were within 200 feet of where the first witness had been standing. (Source: William McNeff, MUFON Field Investigations Database, case 910902).

1992 - On this night at 9:00 p.m. a dark disc-shaped object with pairs of green and orange lights located at four places around the underside of the object was seen over a lake in Springfield, Missouri by a boy and a girl, age 10. The UFO left behind a white smoke trail when it moved away (Source: Lisa Dusenberry, MUFON Field Investigations Database, case 930606J).

1999 - A dark delta-shaped or V-shaped object was sighted over a rest stop on Interstate 44 in Mount Vernon, Missouri on this evening. The four witnesses woke up 20 minutes later at home, 26 kilometers away. They had no recollection of how they got there. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18129, citing UFO Roundup, volume 5, number 2; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, December 1999 web archive).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 December 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: crop circle, discs, footprints, green light beams, humanoids, landings, landing traces, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from Minnesota and Missouri, pendulum motion, unintelligible language, UFOs over bodies of water, whirring and high-pitched screeching and warbling sounds.