On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 3

1953 - At 3:15 p.m. a silver disc-shaped object silently zig-zagged to evade US military jets over Dietrich, Idaho. It then shot off toward the west at a very high altitude. Project Blue Book lists the explanation for the encounter as due to a weather balloon. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, February 1953, case 9; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: January-February, p. 74).

1954 - At 11:15 a.m. a rotating top-shaped object, with beams of light streaming from its portholes, was seen by several on board an airliner flying near Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Radio contact with the control tower was interrupted when the plane's radio operator tried to tell the airport about the UFO. The UFO was green with a red strip in middle, and descended very rapidly. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 22; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 34; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 65).

1957 - A woman named Salter was driving in an uninhabited part of Georgetown, Connecticut around ten p.m. when she encountered a five-meter long cigar-shaped object close to the ground on the left side of the road. It had several portholes, half a meter in diameter, that were lit by a yellow light. She saw shadows moving about inside. After a short while the UFO took off going straight up. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0416, citing investigator Harvey Courtney, APRO Bulletin, March-April 1962, p. 1).

1964 - At 2:00 a.m. a woman in Gum Creek, South Australia awoke to a bright light in her room. She saw a man approximately five feet four inches tall with a red face and a big nose in her room. He held a black box that buzzed when he pointed it at her. He also wore a helmet, green coveralls, and a brown jacket. She sank back into her bed and fell asleep. She later became a UFO contactee. (Sources: Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0581, citing Keith Basterfield; David F. Webb, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, p. 267).

1965 - At 10:45 p.m. several people witnessed a large, seven-meter diameter disc-shaped UFO ascend from the beach in South Brighton, New Zealand. It emitted a whistling noise as it rose up, and dogs in the area behaved in a highly agitated manner. Flattened dune grass was discovered at the landing site. (Sources: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 69; Jacque Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 635, citing the Press Evening Post, February 4, 1965; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, p. 262).

1967 - Numerous witnesses saw UFOs with flashing lights and domes maneuvering in the sky over Piggott, Arkansas. Small satellite objects and merging objects were seen during the event. Dogs reacted by barking. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 71).

1977 - At 9:30 p.m. several children at a youth camp in Tasmania, Australia at Seven-Mile Beach observed a stationary, dome-shaped object hovering near the beach. The object then moved behind some trees, partially obscuring it. On the dome was a row of windows through which at least two of the children reported seeing a thin humanoid figure with a round head. It seemed to be moving back and forth behind the window. One child described the object as similar to two plates placed edge to edge, with flashing yellow white lights along the edge and a red light on top of the dome. The object disappeared from view behind the trees. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-68, citing Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre).

Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania - 1977

1981 - At 9:40 p.m. a luminous ovoid object maneuvered at 30 meters altitude in Ross, Tasmania and paced a car. When the car approached a hotel, it shot straight up and out of sight. (Source: Keith Roberts, UFO Research Australia Newsletter, May 1982, p. 6).

1983 - At 1:10 a.m. a 28-year-old woman observed a very large metallic, cylindrical flying object with structural detail up close while driving on a highway near Mobile, Alabama. She could see 20-30 occupants inside through the windows. They appear to pay no attention to her, although she feels a sense of euphoria during the event. She had earlier had dreams of a UFO abduction encounter including a physical exam. (Sources: Ed Brown, APRO Bulletin, May 1984, p. 1; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 103).

1984 - Mr. Jonsson was driving home in Tingsryd, Sweden at around 1:00 a.m. when he saw a disc-shaped object 80 meters across and some 5-10 meters above the road ahead of him. He got to his home, got his camera, and went back to the site of his encounter. His car stalled, and he recalled seeing several beings who attempted to abduct him. He had nearly two hours of missing time. An independent witness verified seeing the UFO. (Sources: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, June 1985, p. 8; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 270).

1994 - Six witnesses, including a Mr. Giulo, observed a strange humanoid wandering around on the nearby rocky shore in Ancona, Italy at 9:00 a.m. The humanoid was described as about 1.5 meters tall and wearing a tight-fitting black coverall that covered his entire body including his unusually long feet. The face was elongated with two huge round eyes that had round black pupils. The creature appeared to be wearing earphones and a helmet with a thin protruding antenna on one side. It seemed to stagger as it moved slowly. After ten minutes it rose up, slowly and vertically, into the air, disappearing from sight quickly. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case # 2507, citing CISU Italy).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 December 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, animal reactions: dogs agitated and barking, bedroom visitation, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, domed disc, flying humanoid, ground traces, inside UFO occupants, landing, missing time, multi-year reports from Tasmania, ovoid UFO, possible emotional manipulation of witness during humanoid encounter, short red-faced humanoid, thin humanoids, vertical ascent.