On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 27

1954 - Alerted by some children to the presence of a UFO around ten o'clock in the morning, Elizabeth Klarer ran to a nearby hill in Mooi River, South Africa. Twenty yards away was a domed disc-shaped object, about 60 feet in diameter, that silently descended to 10-12 feet above the ground. It had a flat hull rotating around a flattish dome, which contained portholes. In one of the porthole windows she saw a man "with a thin face, aquiline nose, and high cheekbones," who looked at her with hypnotic intensity. Then, with a blast of hot air, the craft rose and shot away at tremendous speed. Ms. Klarer had a contactee experience 18 months later. (Sources: Cynthia Hind, Fate, August 1969; John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 146; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-146 (A0359), citing Cynthia Hind).

1963 - A shiny white object was seen on the ground at Bank's Stables, Epping, England at four o'clock in the afternoon. It was about 3.5 meters long, a meter in height, and had something like a windshield more brilliant than the rest of the craft. When it took off it flew horizontally for 30 meters and was hidden from view. Grass was flattened over a circular area, and four ground marks were found suggesting imprints from landing gear. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 593).

1969 – In the early hours after midnight Miss Mary Smith and her mother were in their parked car near Atlanta, Georgia talking. They were parked along the side of the road in the suburbs, and it was about two a.m. when her mother first noticed a black, saucer-shaped flying object with a flat bottom hovering some distance away. The bottom opened slowly and from it descended a “plastic bubble” with a glowing light inside. It drifted downward, and then separated into three glowing, arrow-shaped objects that came to rest in a parking lot across the street. Shortly afterwards they saw three dark humanoid forms at the spot. They looked like men with wide shoulders and narrow hips, but with arms shorter than normal. One was much larger than the others. All three were “sweeping furiously” with tools like lawn rakes over a spot about nine feet in diameter. What they swept up was put into a basket-shaped container in the center. At one point the larger figure chased after something to the edge of the street and caught it in his hand, picking it up and running back to put it in the basket. When two teenaged boys drove up in a car and saw the beings they drove into the parking lot. The figures then abruptly vanished. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-57, citing Ted Phillips for MUFON).

1977 - Two very bright cones of bright light moved rapidly through the sky over Charlotte, North Carolina at 10:45 p.m., tracked by a Charlotte Police helicopter and appearing on radar. Allan Hendry, the investigator at the time for the Center for UFO Studies, suggested a prank balloon might be the explanation, but the UFO was too bright and emitted an energetic ball of light. (Sources: Charlotte Observer, December 31, 1977; APRO Bulletin, February 1978, p. 1; Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, March 1978, p. 8; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 41).

Charlotte, North Carolina Helicopter-UFO Encounter - 1977

1980, Bentwaters AFB, England - A famous close encounter landing with radar confirmation, and a possible encounter with humanoids occurred in the early morning hours between Bentwaters and Woodbridge RAF/USAF Bases. The case involved many military personnel, including the base commander, Colonel Halt. A nocturnal light had been sighted repeatedly over several nights prior to this encounter. On the night in question a 12 foot wide cone-shaped object was encountered near the ground outside the west gate of the Bentwaters base. According to several of the military witnesses, the UFO shone light beams into the nuclear weapons storage area, them landed or hovered quite close to the ground in the forest outside the base. A USAF security patrol outside the back gate of RAF Woodbridge likely had the closest encounter. The UFO they saw hovered at treetop level, and was described as being round with a red light on top and several blue lights underneath. It was surrounded by a yellow mist. It landed in a field, illuminating the ground, then shot up. Larry Warren, one of the military enlisted men present, claims that UFO occupants were seen on this occasion. At the same time, in nearby Martlesham in Suffolk county, a nocturnal light followed a car and then shot up into the air, causing a herd of cows to stampede. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 26, 77, Jenny Randles, From Out of the Blue, p. 16; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 15; Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 320; Peter Brookesmith, UFO: The Complete Sightings, p. 123).

Bentwaters AFB, England Close Encounter - 1980


1991 - On this evening five young witnesses watched a large silvery sphere land in a field very close to them in Longwy, France. Two human looking figures with blue eyes emerged from the sphere. They wore gray coveralls, and one figure was carrying something resembling a transparent cylindrical canister. That humanoid proceeded to walk around the object and collect various plant and soil samples, placing them inside the canister. After awhile the humanoids re-entered the sphere, which then rose up silently and shot away at high speed. Ground traces were found. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, citing Ecol # 91, Denys Breysse Project Becassine).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 July 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cone-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, ground imprints and circular flattened area, humanoids with wide shoulders, inside occupant, landings, radar visual confirmations, sample collecting behavior, thin UFOnaut, white UFO.>