On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 28

1952 -  A semi-circular cloud maneuvered and veered about in the sky over Beverly, Massachusetts at 6:00 p.m. It then rose vertically and was gone from sight. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: November-December, p. 73).

1954 - Traveling by car to Mendoza on Route # 143, a concert pianist and six others traveling together saw a brilliant glow at the side of the road near San Rafael Moreno, Argentina at 3:30 a.m. It was a luminous object about 100-200 meters away in a nearby field, and it was emitting a bluish light like that from a welding torch. According to the description by Professor Maria Luisa de Amaya, it had the form of two deep dishes placed together rim to rim. They could not make out any structural details. The witnesses stopped their car and got out, then walked toward the object. When they were about 50 meters away they noticed two human figures next to it. The beings were of normal height, wearing dark one piece diver's suits, with their heads covered with a kind of cowl. One of the humanoids was crouching next to the object. After he got up, the two individuals entered the UFO through a rectangular door. The object began to emit smoke from its central region and rose up vertically, stopping a few meters from the ground and throwing out two flickering red lights. Alarmed, the witnesses rushed back to their car and took off driving at high speed. The object pursued them for 20 minutes, until by the first light of dawn they could no longer see it. (Sources: Oscar A Uriondo, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 10, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-38, citing Roberto Banchs).

1958 - On this afternoon in Portglenone, Ireland a two-meter wide black flying object cut an oak tree in two, three meters above the ground and did not stop. The tree in question was 70 cm wide and 13 meters tall. The event was observed by a farmer named Bennett. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, May 1959, p. 7; APRO Bulletin, March 1959; Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 479).

1964 -  A 17 meter in diameter domed disc was spotted on the ground in Auckland, New Zealand at about 9:00 p.m. It had two rows of intense lights on the body of the craft, and a green light on the dome. The two female witnesses, Ms. Bender and Ms. Quinn, saw a door in the object open before they left. The sighting duration was four minutes. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 629, citing Spaceview; Bruce Cathie, Harmonic 33, p.105 ).

1967 -  At four o'clock in the morning on the Andalgala highway in Catamarca Province, Argentina Mr. & Mrs. Clerici watched a flying object that changed color from purple to green from time to time. The couple became frightened when the object followed them for a few minutes, then it ascended into the air. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 10, citing La Razon newspaper, December 29, 1967).

1968 - The witness had been in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia the area back in 1950 and at that time had experienced a peculiar incident, which left him with a scar. He returned to the site in December 1968 and saw a disc-shaped craft 40 feet in diameter and 10 feet high, and met its human looking occupant, who walked around the side of the object. The man had long hair, stood about 5' 6" tall, and wore silver colored shoes. The witness spoke with him in English for about three minutes, learning that the UFO occupant claimed to be from Saturn. The man seemed to be in a hurry to get away. He boarded, after which the craft rose off the ground and hovered momentarily at 15 feet before moving off and disappearing in the distance. (Sources: FSR, May-June 1969, p. 33; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-83, citing Dr. N. Lindtner, UFO Investigation Center, Sydney).

1971 -  Three witnesses in a Boeing 727 airliner and Air Traffic Controllers reported several groups of red balls of light that jumped and maneuvered all over the mountainous area of San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen Province, Argentina beginning at 11:45 p.m. for the next 35 minutes. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May 1972; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9455; Phenomenes Spatiaux, issue # 37).

1978 - At 11:48 p.m. security guard Fortunato Zanfretta was out on patrol of a housing complex in Marzano di Torriglia, Italy when he suddenly yelled over his radio that he had lost control of his vehicle, because it was speeding down a mountain road on its own accord. The car finally stopped and Mr. Zanfretta got out to investigate a strange light hovering nearby. He was later found incoherent next to his car. His pistol had been fired six times, and giant footprints were found at the site. Under hypnosis, he recalled that he had being taken onboard a UFO by giant humanoids and examined with strange devices. He was asked several questions by them and was told that they would be back soon. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 140, citing Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October-November 1991).

1978 - A luminous object surrounded by a red halo flew over L'Aquila, Italy on this night. It stopped several hundred meters over an electrical generating plant, according to two power plant technicians, and the generator stopped for five minutes while the central power plant instruments went "haywire." Several had to be adjusted. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, April 1979, p. 14, citing La Razon newspaper, December 30, 1978; Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1979).

1978 - On or about this date at about 4:30 a.m. three men,  employees of a power company, were driving a company truck toward a bridge on the Rio Segundo between Arroyito and Transito, Cordoba Province, Argentina when they were approached by an intense light from a hill and suddenly found themselves teleported 15 kilometers further away from the bridge to the town of Transito. They believed no time had passed because their cigarettes were the same length as they had been when they neared the bridge. At some point, the men spotted a domed UFO, described as a flattened rhombus 25 meters in diameter that was revolving, and one of them apparently signaled the occupants of the craft. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, April 1979, p. 14, citing Cronica newspaper, December 29, 1978; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2000; MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 133).

1988 - A very controversial case occurred on this day over Puerto Rico near Cabo Rojo, east of Betances in Mayaguez province.  According to two male witnesses on the ground, at 7:45 p.m. two US Air Force F-14 fighter jets tried to intercept a very large triangular metallic looking UFO with brilliant yellow lights on the right tip and red lights on the left tip. The UFO veered to left, turned back, and then reduced speed. Both jets disappeared inside the UFO! The UFO then split into two and rose straight up vertically. (Sources: Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 30; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 148; Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 222; FSR, July 1991;  Jerome Clark, UFOs in the 1980s. The UFO Encyclopedia, Volume 1, p. 187).

1991 -  There was both airborne radar contact and visual confirmation of an echelon formation of three objects that flew over London, Ontario, Canada at 12:40 a.m. The case is rated as a high reliability unknown by the Canadian UFO Survey group. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 192).

1993 -  Witnesses in Willow Creek, Humboldt County, California reported that a UFO hovered silently over Berry Summit at 8:30 p.m. It had a square of lights on the bottom of the craft. (Source: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, February 1994).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 December 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft disappearance, apportation, black UFO, blue light, car pursuit, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, diver suits, giant UFOnauts, human-looking UFOnauts, multi-year reports from Argentina, physical damage to tree caused by UFO, power failure associated with UFO, red UFOs, vertical ascent.