Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1950 - A 30-foot wide cone-shaped object flew in over the shoreline at Alameda Naval Yard in California. There were six military witnesses in total, and the sighting lasted several minutes. One witness reported it as possibly a plane with engine trouble. (Source: newspaper clipping dated February 9, 1950).
1953 - An orange light was seen in the sky over Korea and an F-94 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it. The F-94 pilot saw the bright object change speeds and altitude, then pull away from him. The UFO's presence was confirmed on radar. (Sources: Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 405; Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 60; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 257; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 133; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 20).
1963 - At 11:45 p.m. three people in two separate airplanes sighted a disc-shaped object over a missile site near Charlottesville, Virginia. It shot off at a speed in excess of 2000 knots. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1963, p. 3; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 33; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 43).
1967 - At 11:55 p.m. two married women in Oakhurst, California watched as a solid round object sprayed out many contrails and disintegrated in the sky. Next, a silver cigar-shaped object hovered vertically, then flew away rapidly to the southwest. (Source: NICAP case files).
1969 - Shortly after 7:00 a.m. in Pirassununga, Sao Paulo State, Brazil the shouts of people exclaiming about a mysterious bluish-white object that had landed on a hillside awakened Tiago Machado, age 19. He grabbed his binoculars and went to look at it, approaching to within 30 feet. It was a domed disc, aluminum colored, about 12 feet in diameter and five feet high. A hinged door was open on the top of the dome and from it two humanoid figures emerged and floated to the ground. Two more beings were visible through windows inside the craft. The beings were 4.5 feet tall and dressed in tight-fitting silvery coveralls without buttons. Their facial features were visible through transparent helmets. Their skin was yellow, their eyes slanting, and their mouths were thin and slit-like. They came to within 3-4 meters of Tiago. When they laughed at him while he puffed a cigarette, he could see that they had black teeth. He tossed the cigarette pack close to one, who put his hand over it and the pack floated up into his hand. The thumb of his hand was set further back than it would be on a human's hand. The beings spoke in “hoarse, guttural” sounds. When a friend shouted out to Tiago the entities walked backward and re-entered the craft through the door. The second one pointed a tube at Machado when halfway through, and it emitted a bluish flame that “floated” at him. When it hit him he felt pain and was paralyzed. The UFO took off in a horizontal direction just as the witness fainted. A red welt remained where the flame had struck him. On the ground were found three landing-leg marks. (Sources: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, March-April 1969, p. 5; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1023, citing Nigel Rimes, Ned S. Martins & Reginaldo Da Silva; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 160; Nigel Rimes, UFO Percipients: FSR Special Edition No. 3, p. 40).
1970 - In New Martinsville, West Virginia an oval-shaped silver disc with lights around the rim turned, hovered silently over a house, then vanished as USAF jets drew near. The lights on the object rotated counterclockwise. Their were six witnesses from the Moore family. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 90).
1972 - A triangular object was tracked on radar and sighted by several observers on the ground at Sarajevo Airport, Yugoslavia at 7:30 p.m. as it increased speed, and then disappeared. (Source: Milos Krmelj, FSR Case Histories, February 1973, p. 13).
1976 - A man and a woman reported they had five hours of missing time that occurred near a wharf on Talbot Island, in Duval County, Florida at 10 p.m. Under hypnosis they revealed an abduction experience, including a table exam onboard a craft, with a screen image of the inside of the woman's body. There were seven different humanoid types, a body implant, and communication to the woman that she was "coming along real well." (Source: CUFOS files, letter from investigator Evelyn Brunson dated March 14, 1977; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1456, citing Evelyn Brunson).
1977 - At 12:30 p.m. school students from a school in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England saw a gray flattened cigar-shaped object moving slowly through the sky, surrounded by a vapor or mist. It changed color to orange, then to green, and flew off toward the east-southeast. The sighting lasted 10 minutes. (Sources: Northern Network files, case report dated March 1, 1977; Awareness, July 1977, p. 20).
1978 - The International UFO Reporter reported that a 23-year old police officer named Linnevold was fired from his job for chasing a UFO during a sighting that occurred on this night shortly after 1:00 a.m. in Calmar, Iowa. (Source: International UFO Reporter, July 1978, p. 7).
1984 - The witness awoke to a loud humming at four o'clock in the morning in Atco, New Jersey and a bright light illuminated the bedroom. Outside a bright white 10-foot wide circular UFO with a hump in the middle--a domed disc--was hovering over a neighbor' s yard, 200 feet away. It ascended in a zigzag at a high rate of speed. A lawn ornament figure was reported missing. (Source: Robert Gribble, International UFO Reporter, March-April 1984, p. 7).
1987 - On this night three motorists in Potters Mills, Pennsylvania and the Seven Mountains area encountered a large 300 foot long hovering oval object. It had lights around its perimeter, and the mountainside terrain was brightly illuminated by its presence. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 30; UFO Magazine (USA), June 1990, p. 16).
1989 - At 10:30 p.m. several witnesses were driving together along an isolated section of Route 4 in Sassovivo, Italy when they started to see intermittent circular flashes of light ahead of them. As they got closer they saw five circular objects on the ground alongside the road. The vehicle's engine stalled as five humanoids, about 90 cm tall, emerged from the crafts and surrounded the vehicle. The humanoids wore white, astronaut like suits, and had black hair and large staring eyes. They moved rapidly around the vehicle, completely ignoring the witnesses. For some time their vehicle was prevented from moving. After awhile the humanoids went back into their circular objects and then these craft disappeared from sight. The source indicated that the driver died soon after the encounter, but provided no information as to the cause of death. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, citing CUN).
1989 - A 17-year-old girl observed a small sphere with red and blue lights hovering only 3 meters over her backyard in New Haven, Connecticut. It was 60 feet away, and reportedly caused her a temporary tingling sensation. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15297; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 240, citing Robert Gribble).
1990 - Jaroslav Novotny was on his way to his parent's home in the evening when he saw a large orange, spherical object that descended with a falling leaf motion close to the ground in a garden in Ostrozke Nove Uesi, Czechoslovakia. It emitted three bright oval-shaped beams of light from an extended antenna that illuminated the surroundings quite clearly. A large figure with an oval-shaped head was seen in a window in the object. It had almost human facial features, but it had large yellow eyes and what appeared to be a large mouth. As the craft left it appeared to create an air turbulence that caused trees in the garden to bend over. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 301; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15558; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, citing LDLN and Project Becassine).
1995 - Nocturnal lights, alone and in a triangular formation, were sighted near the Bangor Nuclear Submarine Base from U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene, Washington at around five o'clock in the early morning. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 1995 webpage; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17109, citing NUFORC).
1996 - At 9:30 p.m a nocturnal light flew over Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and was observed from Turramurra. It stopped in midair, next made several zigzag maneuvers, followed by 70 degree turns, and shot off to the south. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17606).
1997 - Two children in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia reported that they had witnessed a cigar-shaped object at 9:00 a.m. It flew to the west slowly, turned vertical, and went up-and-down rapidly. They then lost sight of it while it was making a descent. Their sighting lasted a couple of minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17869).
1997 - On this night a dark triangular object appeared over the village of Burnside, near Cumnock in Strathclyde, Scotland. It was seen again 7 days later. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 74).
2008 - At 12:10 a.m. a white orb made sharp turns in the sky at high speed over the local paper mill in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada
and then flew away. The sighting lasted 15 seconds. (Source: Geoff
Dittman, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 64, citing NUFORC).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 3 February 2010).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; cigar-shaped UFOs; cone-shaped UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; fishbowl helmets; humming sound; levitation; maneuvering UFOs; orange UFO; paralysis; pendulum or falling leaf motion; radar visual confirmation; short humanoids; silver coveralls; triangular UFOs; UFOs near nuclear submarine base; unintelligible language; vehicle EM ignition interference, vertical cigar-shaped UFO, white uniforms.