Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1937 - Several fisherman off the coast of Kvalsik, Norway watched what looked like a large plane descend toward the sea around 9:00 p.m. It extinguished its lights and produced a cloud or fog cover, then vanished. (Source: John A. Keel, FSR, September-October 1971, p. 22).
1952 - A bright, yellowish orange object with a pulsating flame exhaust was spotted at a high altitude by the crew of a US Air Force AT-11 trainer flying near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at three o'clock in the morning. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1052; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 15; Project Blue Book Special Report #5, March 31, 1952).
1953 - A U.S. Air Force C-119 was paced by an unknown object while flying over North Africa. A disc-shaped object passed the transport plane while flying between Tunis, Tunisia and Tripoli, Libya at 9:45 p.m. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 240; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 133; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 20; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 405)
1955 - At 7:15 p.m. a US Air Force C-124 crew flying over Ryuku Island, near Okinawa, Japan sighted a yellow or amber object, shaped like a "Jack-O-Lantern", flying at 1,000 miles per hour. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 25).
1956 - In Bastrop, Louisiana at 4:00 p.m. at least five silver disc-shaped objects emitted a "smoke screen," darted rapidly, then ejected smaller satellite objects that dispersed in all directions." The duration of the sighting was 45 minutes. (Source: Civilian Saucer Intelligence--New York Newsletter, May 1956, citing a newspaper account).
1957 - At 11:45 a.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii a luminous disc-shaped object entered some clouds, then rose above them accompanied by a second, smaller object. Both objects maneuvered about for a couple of minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: January-March 22, p. 40).
1965 - On this day three very large red oval objects were visible out of the cabin window of a Flying Tiger Airlines cargo plane flying over the North Pacific between Anchorage, Alaska and Tachikawa AFB, Japan. The UFOs paced the aircraft for 30 minutes. They were estimated to be from 200 feet to 1000 feet in diameter, at a distance of five miles. They were tracked on airborne radar making a high speed vertical ascent at extreme speed. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1965, p. 1; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 6; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 3, 76, 117, 242, & 249; Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 412).
1966 - Two witnesses named Barnes and La Porte reported that at 11:55 p.m. a glowing orange object with a dome hovered near the Skowhegan, Maine airfield. It maneuvered in the sky for four minutes, and was seen by police as well as civilians. It was also tracked on both Air Force and FAA radar. (Sources: James Moseley, Saucer News, June-July 1966, p. 28; Robert Barnes, NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1966, p. 1; Bangor Daily News, February 14, 1966; Maine Daily News, February 14, 1966; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 6, 242; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 28).
1967 - At 1:45 a.m. Miss Hildebrand, age 19, and Michael McKee fled when they saw a large shiny object off to the side of the road in Milford, Ohio. Returning a short while later to the scene with a policeman they found broken branches at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 817).
1968 - An oval, domed object passed low over a car at the edge
of a pond in Johnston, Rhode Island at 7:00 p.m. It had pulsating
white and pinkish-red lights around the rim, making it look like a
flashing theater marquee. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs:
Interplanetary Visitors, p. 351).
Johnston, Rhode Island - 1968
1972 - On this evening two 13-year old boys named Akkan and
Green in Loughborough, Leicester, England noticed a square object
in the sky with a central red light and four white corner lights, as their
train pulled out of the railway station. It hovered over a nearby field,
and directed powerful light beams down onto the field. (Source: Mrs. K.
Smith, BUFORA Journal, July 1972, p. 30)
1972 - At 10:40 p.m. on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, a 24-year-old credit manager was driving near the shore in Apollo Beach, Florida when a 16 meter wide disc flew 30 meters ahead of his car at just 120 meters altitude. It was about 50 to 60 feet in diameter with a series of windows about the size of a door around its girth. The windows were lit and the light behind them was revolving. It flew off toward the west. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1972, p. 4).
1973 - Two Coast Guardsman, including one named Whiteley, viewed a huge wheel-shaped UFO with binoculars at Hengistbury Head, Hampshire, England at around two o'clock in the morning. It was at an extreme altitude and flew offshore to the south. It reportedly was spinning slowly. (Sources: Bournemouth Evening Echo, February 12, 1973; FSR, July-August 1973, p. 30; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 5 (1974), case #78).
1973 - Six witnesses, including Mrs. Jack Huffman, observed an oval-shaped object during the day at 5:10 p.m., from Tolly's Supermarket in Decatur, Illinois. (Source: Skylook, May 1973, p. 15; Jay Rath, The I-Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, p. 61).
1973 - In the evening at around 8:00 p.m. two delta-shaped UFOs were seen in Draytonville, South Carolina. One hovered at a low altitude, the other landed. The second UFO had an antenna, and paced a car. There were a total of four witnesses. (Source: Gaffney Ledger, March 23, 1973; NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1973).
1974 - An orange hemisphere followed a car in Chalons-sur-Marne, Marne department, France at night. Meanwhile, a large cloud-cigar was seen over some trucks. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 135).
1975 - On Staten Island, New York a silent 20-foot long orange oblate object slowly diminished in size and vanished. Charred ground and snapped-off tree limbs were evident. (Source: Staten Island (NY) Advance, February 14, 1975).
1977 - Police officers Creel and Luke had a close encounter with a UFO in Flora, Mississippi. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1977, p. 3).
1980 - At around 4 p.m. a woman in Bisuschio, Italy went outside to hang some linen to dry and was looking towards a nearby hill when she saw a strange dwarf creature in a tree about 50 meters away. He was about 30-40 cm tall, and was wearing black clothing. She went back inside and looked at the creature again out a window, at the same time calling her son to come see. She also called her mother in-law on the telephone. The boy observed the tree with a pair of binoculars but was unable to distinguish any additional features. The being appeared to move from branch to branch, and then seemed to stand on a very thin branch that appeared incapable of supporting his weight. The humanoid looked to be trying to conceal his face with his hand. He soon disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).
1980 - In Botafuegos, Spain later that same night five witnesses, including Rafael Tobajas, spotted a low flying whitish-orange luminous object lifting off from some nearby woods. Minutes later the object divided into three separate luminous sections, then re-united again into one luminous spot. Using a pair of binoculars, they watched the lighted object descend in a falling leaf motion. Near the ground two huge man-like silhouettes appeared in front of the lights. They were grayish in color and over three meters in height. They made huge leaps and strides over the ground, jumping easily over obstacles, but they seemed to move in slow motion and stayed in front of the luminous orbs of lights. According to Tobajas, the humanoid forms stopped briefly by a small creek and seemed to bend down several times. The humanoids suddenly began running at witnesses, who became terrified and drove away frantically from the area. The tall gray humanoid forms persisted in chasing the witness's vehicle for several minutes. Tobajas reportedly encountered similar humanoid figures at night, one year later. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing Dr. Jimenez del Oso and J. J. Benitez).
1980 - At 10:00 p.m. Carlos Vommaro, age 22, was driving home from dinner at his girlfriend's house westbound on Route 22 between the towns of Ingeniero Huergo and Cervantes in Rio Negro province, Argentina when he noticed a strong glowly light over a field 200 meters away, on the left side of his truck and at about 30 meters altitude. He described the object as having two big "L" structures with a luminous rectangular form inside. The edges of the luminous "L's" seemed to be covered in a diffused vapor that seemed to reflect the light. Perplexed, Vommaro watched the object as it came parallel to him. Vommaro then decided to escape, speeding up to about 60 mph when suddenly everything around him became dark and he blacked out. When Vommaro woke up he found himself leaning over the steering wheel. The light was now on top of the vehicle, and suddenly from the area of the luminous rectangular area a beam of light shot out, which seemed to spread out in width the further away it got. The beam of light covered the vehicle, but not its interior; it seems to be stronger at the point of origin. Terrified, Vommaro jumped out of his vehicle, running for help but the road is completely deserted. A couple of minutes later he saw a car approaching from the direction of General Roca, and he frantically tried to flag down the car. The car slowed down briefly, but then sped away. Perhaps the approaching driver had seen the luminous object still hovering above the road. After coming to his senses Vommaro now realized he was outside of the town of Cervantes, located more than 15 km away from were he had been, and he has about an hour of missing time he can't account for. When he got home his dogs reacted strangely, did not seem to recognize him, and attempted to attack him. The next day he suffered from lack of appetite, weakness, lumbar back pain, and leg pain. There was also some damage to his car. There were numerous other UFO reports that evening from Argentina and Chile. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1980, p. 14, citing Rio Negro, February 16, 1980; Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 20; Alejandro Chionetti, UFO Press, issue # 12, April 1983).
1980 - Thirty-two people, including the mayor of Ahilinco, Neuquen province, Argentina saw an object shaped with a triangle high in the sky over the Andes Mountains shortly before 11:00 p.m. It remained motionless for three minutes, then the triangle disappeared leaving the lights visible. After several more minutes the lights gyrated and blinked out, and they could see the dark triangle again silhouetted against the background. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing Cronica, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 19).
1980 - At 11:00 p.m. another triangular UFO was seen in Chamical, La Rioja province, Argentina. The triangular object surrounded by light blue luminosity, with reddish hues, left behind a long smoke trail. It was seen by over 200 witnesses. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing Diario Cuyo, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 20).
1980 - At 11:30 p.m. Dr. Martinez and his family in El Medano, Catamarca province, Argentina saw an enormous orange ball of light that cast three beams of light, one left and one right, and then one down. After several minutes it shot away at incredible speed parallel to the horizon.There was a total of 10 witnesses. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing El Sol, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 21).
1980 - At 11:45 p.m. witnesses in San Vicente, Santiago del Estero, Argentina saw a trangular object shine intermittent green, red, yellow lights toward the ground. It remained motionless for five minutes, then disappeared quickly. (Source:Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 21).
1980 - A woman driving on Highway G66 in Council Bluffs, Iowa encountered an orange UFO at 11:40 p.m. Her car lights and engine experienced electrical difficulties and she underwent a 32 minute lapse of time. (Sources: Omaha (NE) Morning World-Herald, Feb. 14, 1980; APRO Bulletin, April 1980, p. 5; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, pp. 20-21; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 258).
1988 - Beginning at 6:09 p.m. the pilot, Simplicio Pinto, and crew of a LAM Boeing 737 airliner witnessed a hovering object with intense lights like searchlights arranged in a triangle, off the coast of Beira, Mozambique. The object seemed to be a huge box-shaped craft with three lights, which hovered for more than an hour, and then climbed vertically out of sight. The object was tracked on radar. (Sources: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 14; Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, January 1991; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 45; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 30, 126).
1989 - Two men were recording music in their apartment in Levittown, New York at around 9:00 p.m. when they began to hear strange noises coming from outside. Going to a window, they saw two US government helicopters hovering overhead. They then saw two more flying in tandem, and between them was a huge, shiny metallic object with multicolored lights. Both witnesses ran outside, jumped into their car, and began following the UFO and the mystery helicopters. Once on the expressway the helicopters left and the giant object turned into a ball of fire before their eyes. Both witnesses then suffered a blackout. When they recovered they realized they were now driving towards the entrance of a bridge. Later, one man recalled being in a room with several short humanoids with large black eyes. He also claimed seeing numerous symbols resembling hieroglyphics. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, issue #258; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 945).
1989 - A woman at home on a foggy evening in San Antonio, Texas was attracted by a humming sound she heard outside at 11:15 p.m. She then saw a hovering orange, oval-shaped disc that emitted a strong blue beam of light. The beam of light extinguished the closest street light. The next odd thing that happened is that a firetruck appeared driving down her street. (Sources: Robert E. Morgan, MUFON field investigation case files, case #890402; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, p. 15).
1990 - A woman driving in Monroe, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. saw a large white ellipsoidal object circling the Fermi II nuclear reactor. The object paced in front of car, emitting "sparks" all over for one minute. She stopped her car and observed the same or a similar object in the distance plus another large red object. (Sources: Wayne Erickson, MUFON investigation files, case # 900511; Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1990, p. 22).
- Around 4:00 a.m. a very bright pear-shaped ball of light was
seen over trees two nights in a row in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1995; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17116).
1995 - At around 4:00 a.m. four companions who had gone on a fishing expedition had stopped on the roadside near San Antonia Oeste, Argentina after becoming too sleepy to continue driving. They woke up with sketchy memories of being visited by several short, hairless beings who wore luminous white suits and had apparently taken them away for physical examinations. The primary witness felt pain in her left arm. They also realized that their vehicle was parked at a different spot than it had been parked, that was miles away from the original site. Under hypnosis one of the younger witnesses remembered the little men had been accompanied by a tall, heavyset being, with large eyes, a baldhead, long arms, wearing a gray outfit. The tall being was the one apparently in charge, and directed the activities of the little men. Another member of the group remembered being floated out of the vehicle into a dark place. The primary witness also remembered several tall female beings performing some type of operation on her left arm. Locals reported seeing luminous objects in the sky around the same time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 3206, citing CIFO Argentina).
2000 - At 9:15 a family in Rockford, Illinois witnessed five objects, three times larger than the visible stars, traveling in a diamond shaped formation of orange and white lights, which then maneuvered around each other. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2000, p. 37, citing CAUS and NUFORC).
2003 - A failed alien abduction attempt was alleged in a report filed with the National UFO Reporting Center: "I was almost abducted, along with my friends, I think we all feared for our life." The experience reportedly occurred at 12:13 a.m. in Merrillville, Indiana. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, February 2003 webpage archive).
2003 - In Victoria, British Columbia, Canada two witnesses watched two lights at 7:58 p.m., moving southwest performing manuevers. They split apart, came together again, then instantly vanished. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case 53, citing NUFORC).
2004 - A cigar-shaped object was seen in Linthicum, Maryland near the BWI airport at around 2:00 a.m. The witness was in his basement when he heard a very low frequency humming noise for 30 minutes. He decided to take a look outside, and that was when he witnessed the UFO. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).
2004 - At 8:22 a.m. in Lyndhurst, Ohio a silvery metallic, wingless cigar-shaped object moved rapidly in a northerly direction while presenting a side on view; it then disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).
2004 - At 8:00 p.m. a boomerang-shaped UFO was observed traveling south to north over Yreka, California. it flew at a high altitude, had a V-shape, with 7 or maybe 8 lights in a V-shaped pattern. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).
2008 - Four red lights in a rectangle were seen flying slowly west to east over Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2008 webpage, report uploaded February 14, 2008).
2008 - In Yorkville, Illinois a bright round-shaped object was seen for over two hours beginning at 4:00 a.m., that shot straight up into the sky. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2008 webpage, report uploaded February 14, 2008).
2009 - At 2:20 p.m. a bright white object was seen doing unnatural maneuvers in the daytime sky over Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, February 2009 webpage, report uploaded March 19, 2009).
2009 - At 11:00 a.m. in Essex, North Carolina there was a clear daylight sighting of a bright cigar-shaped object that rapidly accelerated and disappeared. Then at 7:30 p.m. a triangle-shaped object with a spinning circle on the bottom, making no sound, was sighted from the southside of Indianapolis, Indiana. The witness saw more objects off to the eastside of the city. In Columbus, Georgia at 10:30 p.m. a close encounter occurred with a UFO that was seen overhead, changing shape and causing the witness's cellphone to turn off. Later, at 11:00 p.m. PST a "little army of star-like lights" passed over Sacramento County, California. The witness in Rancho Cordova reported that they created quite a scare. The procession of lights lasted for 14 minutes. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, February 2009 webpage, reports uploaded March 19, 2009).
2011 - At around 2:00 a.m. two friends were walking on the beach in Clearwater, Florida when they saw one or more objects over the water. It looked like a formation of triangles going in the same direction with a hazy, "flag like" outer shell waving like a flag in the middle of the ocean, with air distortion due to heat. At first one witness thought it was a flock of birds, but dismissed the idea because his friend, who lived there, said"there aren't any birds out here at this time of night". It went behind a small cloud, but didn't come out the opposite side. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, February 2011 webpage, report uploaded August 16, 2011).
2011 - At 7:14 p.m. two witnesses driving in Elkton, Kentucky
saw a flying object that first looked like a radio tower with a
flashing light in the middle of two other lights. As
they got closer it looked like a cigar-shaped object. However,
when it started to move it changed shape into an oval shape, then
it turned and came straight at them. As it flew over they saw three
lights on the object, one flashing, and it again changed its shape into
a diamond. At this point there were there were four lights on the
bottom of the object, which appeared to be 15 feet wide and about 10
feet long. As it hovered and flew away it again changed shape into
a flying disk. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center,
February 2011 webpage, report uploaded February 18, 2011).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 1 July 2013).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; boomerang UFOs; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; EM effect on cellphone; ground traces; giant UFOnauts; huge UFOs; humming sounds; landed UFOs; missing time; multi-year reports from Argentina, England, and Illinois; mystery helicopters; orange UFOs; physiological effects; radar-visual confirmation; red UFOs; shape changing UFO; short humanoids; UFOs nearby bodies of water; UFOs over nuclear facility; vertical ascent; yellow UFOs.