On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 10

1951 - A giant, bright orange-red disc was observed by the pilot of a four-engine, U.S. Navy R-5D transport flying 90 miles from Gander, Labrador, Canada. The UFO maneuvered nearer to the plane, which was flying at 10,000 feet altitude at the time. The UFO sighting was dubbed the "Gander UFO case." (Sources: John R. Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 211; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 13).

1955 - In Altamira, Venezuela at 9:30 p.m. a teenage couple saw a huge disc-shaped UFO fly from horizon to horizon. It had two pulsing blue lights on the bottom, and was in view for more than six minutes. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 64).

1956 - On this night in Costa Mesa, California two flame-colored discs hovered over the Marine Corp Air Base for two minutes. They flew away when approached by a plane. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1956).

1967 - Several people in Haliburton, Ontario witnessed a large yellow, glowing object fly over at treetop level at 2:30 a.m. It made a loud roaring noise. At 3:42 a.m. an eight-meter wide blue disc was seen hovering very low over the NASA/AEC nuclear facility at the Plum Brook Naval Air Station in Erie County, Ohio. It was seen by a male witness as it was about 1.5 miles away from his car. The disc moved toward the ground and heavy static came over the car radio as he tried to contact his headquarters at the Air Station. (Sources: NICAP, citing the Lindsay Post, February 18, 1967; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 185, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1967).

1967 - At 5:30 that same evening a dark, triangular shaped UFO flew blunt-end forward over North Woodstock, Connecticut and hovered over a farm. The object had a white light in each corner, and was quiet when hovering, but made a roaring sound when it moved off. Television interference was also reported during the sighting. At the same time in nearby Worcester, Massachusetts a UFO with three bright lights hovered over a house. The refrigerator contents reportedly froze, and the color TV set in the house had the color fade out of the picture during the encounter. After five minutes the UFO flew south, stopped briefly, and then sped away. Ninety minutes later two UFOs were seen circling low over a house in Mahopec, Putnam County, New York. Six human-appearing occupants were seen on board the craft, and one of them appeared to wave at the two witnesses, who drove their car following the UFO. Reportedly one of the witnesses received a telepathic message from the occupants. (Sources: The Hartford Courant, February 11, 1967; Worcester Gazette, February 20, 1967; Fred Dennis, on-site investigation, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1556).

Woodstock, Connecticut - 1967

1969 - An abduction occurred in the early morning hours of this day in Green Cove Springs, Florida. At around three a.m. two single adults, a man and a woman, "Francis" and "Wells", were driving by automobile along a highway when they had three unaccounted hours of missing time. Under hypnosis in 1977 they recalled being in a curved hallway, and seeing four short, Grey aliens who had large eyes and ears, no hair, small slit mouths, and wore tight coveralls. The aftereffects of their encounter included headaches, depression, and skin rashes. (Source: Paul Krutz, Fate, and HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1666).

1969 - Later that same night in Dartmouth, Massachusetts at 10:30 p.m. a truck driver saw a fiery ball hovering over some snow covered trees. When he approached to within 200 feet with a flashlight it accelerated away at a 45-degree angle, causing the snow on the treetops to swirl through the air. (Source: Ray Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 355).

Dartmouth, Massachusetts - 1969

1972 - At shortly after seven o'clock in the evening a dome-shaped UFO flew from north to south over Fort Duchesne, Utah and was seen by three women hovering over a field for ten minutes. It then shot away to the north. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, case A80).

1975 - At 7:00 a.m. a silver metallic sphere descended over Foligno, Italy made a ninety-degree turn at ground level, and then shot away fast. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue).

1975 - Later that evening at 6:00 p.m. a man in Poulderat, France Messr. J. Raphalan saw a red luminous rectangular object hovering over his farm. It shrank to a band of light, and then disappeared. At 8:20 p.m. Messr. M. Fraisse, age 33, witnessed a dark, helicopter-shaped object hover silently over a field for ten minutes in Carces, France. It emitted beams of light, an caused TV interference at the time. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1975 and May 1975).

1975 - At 7:00 p.m. in Annandale, New York two 15-year-old teenagers saw a low-level, 20-meter diameter disc for ten minutes, then watched it shrink away to nothing. At the site there were snapped tree branches and scorched earth. (Sources: CUFOS files, report dated February 27, 1975; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1975; Skylook, December 1975, p. 16; Margaret Sachs, Celestial Passengers, p. 108).

1976 - In Hamden, Connecticut on Denslow Hill two 14-year-old teenagers, Grey and Barnet, saw two very short humanoid beings shuffle rapidly across a road. They wore purple-colored luminous one-piece suits and their waists were 20-22 inches above the ground. When the boys followed them a bright white, lemon-shaped UFO blinked on, and took off into the air only 15 feet away from them. (Source: James P. Barrett, case investigation files, and HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Encounters, case A1457).

1977 - From a window in her house Ms. Lois Stovall of Tucson, Arizona saw a luminous object in the sky approach her house from the north. She and her grandmother, Mrs. Alice Buckner, went our to the yard at 7:30 p.m. for a better view and saw it hovering over a small tree less than 50 feet away. It was capsule shaped with a cylindrical vertical axis, and transparent on the side facing them with dark vertical bars. Through the transparent surface they could see a flame-like light and a human-shaped figure, gray all over gray, that looked puffed up like a balloon. It had ridges or rings running round the appendages, like the Michelin Man. She could not see any hands or feet. This figure in an inflated suit was about four feet tall and was standing crouched over in a space only barely big enough for him. The light was coming from between his feet. Mrs. Buckner walked directly beneath the object and tried to touch it but it was hovering two feet too high. She could see there was a faceplate in the being's suit, and she could barely make out some sort of face behind it. The object began to ascend, and soon passed out of sight to the south. Ms. Stovall saw three helicopters with glowing red cabin lights flying very low over the adjacent school grounds. The investigators were unable to find any plausible source for these mystery aircraft. Mrs. Dessie Turner, a neighbor, also saw the object while it hovered, and estimated that it was 6.5 feet high and 2.5 feet in diameter. She thought she could see a shadowy figure inside. She also saw the helicopters. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Encounters, case 1977-8, citing Coral Lorenzen, APRO; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, APRO Bulletin).

1981 -- The witness had parked her car in her apartment parking lot in Auburn, Washington at 11:35 p.m. when she saw a huge lighted object with a ring of flashing lights. The UFO left but a second smaller craft appeared and descended with a falling leaf motion. The witness ran to her apartment and apparently blacked out. Under hypnosis she recalled that a light shone on her and she suddenly found herself in a domed room with smooth white floors, walls and ceiling. The room contained a desk-like object with lights and an examination table. She undressed and two beings entered, held her by her arms and pressed her down on the table. A third being examined her abdomen. The beings were humanoid with light bulb shaped heads and with large unblinking eyes, small noses and ears, and slit-like mouths. They were thin with sloping shoulders, long hanging arms with 4 long fingers and had grayish skin. They wore metallic blue coverall uniforms with an insignia of a triangle inside a circle on the chest. Another being wore a reddish orange colored uniform. They conversed with the witness by using telepathy. (Source: Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A Mystery; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 463).

1982 - At shortly after midnight a UFO with an intense, lime green light hovered just six feet above the snow-covered ground in Willernie, Minnesota. Five spots of fire fell to the ground as the object rose, and melted holes in the snow. (Source: Joe Twohy, newspaper clipping).

1982 - On this day in the Black Sea six Soviet sailors discover and investigate a "disabled ship" in the fog. They are missing for five days. When they are returned they report that they had been pulled up into a cigar-shaped UFO, and the beings onboard the UFO communicated with them by gestures. One of the men reportedly went insane, dove overboard, and was drowned. (Sources: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 74, citing the National Enquirer, November 2, 1982).

1982 - On the same day as the alleged disappearance of the Soviet sailors a close encounter occurred in Escanaba, Wisconsin. At 11:35 p.m. on Highway C537 three seventeen-year-old young women were driving in a car near a river when they encountered a low flying domed disc. The mist from the rear of the object looked like "lit up snowflakes." The rim around the bottom of the UFO had red windows all the way around it, and a red light shone through the windows. Their sighting lasted seven minutes. (Source: Kenneth Schellhase, International UFO Reporter, May-June 1982, p. 8).

1989 - In Fyffe, Alabama a lighted triangular-shaped object with rounded corners flew around in the sky and was watched for more than an hour by four witnesses, including police. It flew over the police cruiser at an estimated distance of 1,500 meters at a steady speed, and made no sound. There were other sightings in surrounding communities, including De Kalb City, Dawson, Dog Town, and Lick Skillet. (Source: Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Commercial Appeal, March 15, 1989).

1995 - Evan Canoose and two of his friends had been camping in the area of Larch Mountain Honor Camp near Vancouver, Washington. At 6:30 a.m. Mr. Canoose was alone when he saw a strange creature about 30-40 feet away. It had an peculiar "out of focus" quality. He said that he and the creature stared at each other for 45 seconds. He described the creature as built like an orangutan, with a reddish-orange color, a wide chest and waist, and a black, flat face with black chest markings. It occasionally moved its right arm and hand back and forth. The witness heard no noises nor detected any odors during the encounter. Evan estimated the creature's height at six feet four inches tall, based on where it stood next to a tree. Feeling uneasy, Canoose went to his car and did not see the "blurry" creature leave. He did not tell his companions about his encounter until their trip home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Peter Byrne, The Western Bigfoot Society Newsletter, issue # 44).

1996 - The witness woke up at two a.m. in Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia to find her bedroom lit up, and she had an overwhelming feeling to go outside. From the verandah she saw the source of light to be a bright long elliptical shape about 50cm away in the paddock. There was a brilliant bluish white light and a metallic smell you could almost taste. Standing in the garden was a tall thin figure over two meters tall. The figure beckoned the witness with its left hand. She walked down the verandah steps then suddenly became alarmed and returned back home. She threw some furniture outside, and then everything went dark. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case #2606, citing the Tasmania UFOIC).

1996 - The witness was at an Italian restaurant in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia when she noticed a short Grey, troll-like entity walk up to the restaurant, climb up the steps, stand still and stare briefly at the witness before disappearing around the corner. Others in the city reported seeing objects over the area and possibly other entity sightings. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case #3358, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, February 1996 webpage).

1996 - On this night at 9:45 p.m. a dozen blinking lights and a solid orange light hovered in the western sky over the San Luis Valley. Healing arts students coming from a class in Crestone, Colorado saw and reported them. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 309).

2000 - At 9:00 p.m. an orange disc-shaped UFO was seen 100 meters away at low altitude in Pontelongo, Veneto, Italy. It had stong beams of light. Suddenly it was gone. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #18134, citing UFO Roundup).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 September 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, black helicopter-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, elliptical UFO, Grey aliens, hovering UFOs, human-looking UFOnauts, Michelin Man humanoid, multi-year reports from Connecticut, mystery helicopters, nuclear facility, orange UFOs, pendulum motion, pungent metallic odor, physical traces, physiological effects, RF interference, rural and farm settings, short humanoids, tall thin humanoids, telepathy, triangular UFOs, TV interference, vanishing UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson