On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 12

1944 - The test launch of a Nazi rocket from Kummerdorf Airfield in Bremen, Germany with both of the top Nazi leaders Goebbels and Himmler present, occurred at 1:00 p.m. on this day. The tracking film showed an unidentified sphere that circled and followed the rocket. (Sources: Claude Poher, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, case 419; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 498).

1952 - The pilot and co-pilot of a MATS C-47 transport plane flying between Friendship Airfield and Baltimore, Maryland sighted a bright white UFO at 10:30 p.m. The object moved slowly at first, then accelerated away. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #5, dated March 31, 1952; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 15).

1959 - At 6:10 p.m. a white cylindrical object, shaped like a cigarette in appearance, jerked back and forth over a cloud in Miami, Florida. It then vanished suddenly. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 48).

1965A strange looking plane was seen to dive into the sea near Minehead on the North Devon, England coast. Four witnesses saw it from two different points along the coast. A lifeboat, two RAF helicopters, and a Shackleton failed to find anything after a 90 minute search, and no planes were reported missing. The "ghost plane" may have been seen inland before it reached the sea, for a strange low-flying plane was reportedly seen over Swainswick, near Bath in Somerset, England. The ash-grey "plane" was flying about 100 feet above the road in a west-southwestly direction. It had a misty appearance, despite the fact that there was no fog or mist at the time. It came from behind some trees, and then literally just disappeared. "The strange part was that it made no sound and did not appear to have an engine, but it was certainly not a glider." (Sources: Janet Gregory, FSR, September-October 1971, pp. 29-30; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 43).

1967 - The witness, a civilian named Atkinson, first heard a "chirping"noise at between 3:30-3:40 a.m., then saw four glowing oval-shaped objects in the sky over Grand Rapids, Michigan. Three were in a line formation while the fourth was off to one side. The UFOs went behind some buildings. The case is listed as a Project Blue "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 11355; Condon Colorado UFO Study, case N1030, citing NICAP; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 54).

1967 - At 6:00 p.m. a silent, white glowing object hovered just over Highway 15 in Kensington, Connecticut. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 344).

1967 - At 9:45 p.m. a domed disc with rotating colored lights was sighted from an apartment building in Wharton, Texas. The disc skimmed over the treetops and performed other maneuvers. The sighting lasted 10 minutes. (Sources: NICAP case files; Condon Colorado UFO Study, case N1022, citing NICAP; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 9, 152).

1968 - On this night a large round object was seen close to the ground in Farm Creek, Utah in Uintah County by a woman named Christiansen. It changed color from green to red, performed a number of maneuvers, and left rapidly. (Source: Frank B. Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, Appendix case 61).

1969 - At 5:40 a.m. in Pirassununga, Sao Paolo state, Brazil Luis Flozinho De Oliveira, a farm worker, was on his way to work when he was approached and attacked by two strange looking aggressive tan skinned beings. The men were 1.5 meters (4.95 feet) tall and had beards, long hair, and asymmetrical eyes. Both humanoids wore white unbuttoned shirts and long beige colored pants with what appeared to be colorful inscriptions and drawings on them. They also wore dark shiny medallions around their necks. At first stunned, Luis fought back effectively, knocking them both to the ground, one on top of the other. The two humanoids got up and exchanged some words between themselves in a strange language. They then told Luis in perfect Portuguese that they were leaving since he was much stronger than they, and they both fled into the thick underbrush. Luis's dog “rolled up into a ball on the ground for protection” during the attack upon its master. The dog refused to eat anything after the encounter, and died a month later, its body found bloated up. The dog had never been willing to return to the place of the encounter. (Sources: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, June 1971, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-09 (A1026), citing Walter Buhler, SBEDV Bulletin, 1975, issue 51; Jader U. Pereira, Les Extra-Terrestres, case 225; FSR, January 1972, p. 26, citing SBEDV Bulletin, January 1970).

1969 - The crew of a fishing boat off the coast of Quinteros, Chile watched an odd looking object enter the water at around 5:00 p.m and then vanish. Another unidentified aircraft was seen overhead at the same time. (Sources: Roberto Enrique Banchs, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 118; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8746).

1970 - At 9:30 p.m. a shiny ellipsoid UFO hovered over a residential neighborhood in Canning Town, London, England. Three teenage girls who witnessed the object feel into a trance for one minute. The UFO vanished. (Source: FSR, May-June 1970, p. 22).

1971 - The good photographs were taken by a family of a domed disc-shaped object in front of some white clouds on the island of Corsica, France. The photos were taken along the cloudy shoreline in the town of Bastia at around 7:00 p.m. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 289).

1972 - At 12:30 a.m. a gray eight meter in diameter disc-shaped object descended from the clouds, and then landed on four legs outside the town of LaGardelle-sur-Leze, Haute-Garronne, France. It then took off and flew to the south-southwest. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1976).

1972 - At 6:30 p.m. a screech was heard outside in Haydock, Merseyside, England, and a dog ran and hid. Later, a 6 foot in diameter blue fall of light followed a girl home at 60 feet altitude. The close encounter lasted 15 minutes. (Source: R. P. Knowles, FSR Case Histories, June 1972, p. 6).

1976 - A metallic polygon UFO with multi-colored lights was seen moving at a slow speed, under 100 mph, in Magra, Tasmania, Australia. At 3:50 a.m. it then abruptly accelerated to a speed between 500 and 1,000 mph as it sped off to the west. (Source: Tasmania UFO Investigation Centre, ACOS Bulletin, June 1976, p. 6).

1976 - A large disc-shaped object descended, tilted, and then came down into some trees in Salisbury, Massachusetts near a nuclear submarine base. It rose up, and then performed some amazing maneuvers. There were 13 witnesses and the encounter lasted for over 70 minutes. (Source: Skylook, May 1976, p. 3; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p. 136).

1978 - At 6:00 a.m. two large cigar-shaped object hovered in a vertical position over Courbevoie, Hauts-Seine department, France. One tilted and flew off to the southwest as the sun was rising; the second soon followed. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13050; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 217).

1982 - Mr. Robert Sprout, age 60, reported to the Center for UFO Studies that at 5:45 p.m. he witnessed a square black object with four white and yellow lights arranged in the corners three miles east of Joliet, Illinois. It had an X-shaped, coal-black area connecting the four corners. The UFO changed direction in flight. (Source: CUFOS case files).

1985 - A woman in Vasa, Minnesota went outside at 11:00 p.m. to see why her dogs "were going crazy". She saw two multicolored light clusters hovering over a nearby field. One of them blinked out, while the other one came straight at her. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1986, p. 6).

1986 - At 12:33 a.m. a 48-year-old woman in Lima, Ohio saw a dark triangular UFO hovering over her neighbor's house, 150 feet away. It was between 50 and 60 feet in length, and 15-20 feet wide. It had a red light on top, and white lights in the lower two corners. (Source: John Timmerman, International UFO Reporter, July 1986, p. 9).

1988 - Numerous witnesses watched as several spherical objects sailed over Svetliy Klyuch, near Dal'negorsk, Vladivostok, Russia at eight o'clock in the evening, and then hovered over a field for several minutes. A beam of light was directed down at a building. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 121).

1991 - A repeat UFO abductee, driving west of Westfield, Massachusetts on Interstate 90 (The Massachusetts Turnpike) at 1:40 a.m., watched a huge dark boomerang shaped UFO that blocked out the starry sky.  (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1991, p. 14).

1994 - At 7:20 p.m. the engine of a car with two witnesses inside died when a white sphere, the size of a house, flew spinning over a nearbyfield at only 25 meters above the ground, in Flavigny-sur-Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16309; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 324).

1995 - Two women in Miami, Florida at 7:45 p.m. sighted a white, glowing sphere at 10 degrees elevation above the ocean. The object was estimated to be the size of an airplance, but its light was powerful enough to illuminate the water below. It vanished, and was replaced by two lights at a higher elevation that were pulsating. One moved down, across, then up into the other light. (Source: Mary Margaret Zimmer, MUFON case files, case # 980202SE).

1995 - A very large orange UFO approached near a boatload of commercial fishermen at sea off the coast of Gustavus, Alaska at 10:30 p.m. The object returned light signals from the boat, and then zipped away. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17118, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 1995 webpage).

2000 - Two luminous disc-shaped objects were seen in Novellara, Italy for several minutes flying at extremely high speed.  There were several dozen witnesses who reported seeing the two objects at around four o'clock in the afternoon. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), May 2000, p. 10).

2000 - Two witnesses from Rockford, Illinois reported that at 10:00 p.m. a bright orange sphere descended out of the eastern sky, then leveled off. It flew a short distance, then turned and flew to the north. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2000 webpage).

2003 - At 9:03 p.m. a dark triangular craft with structure underneath flew silently over Vancouver, British Columbia. There were two witnesses and the incident lasted three minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case 55, citing NUFORC).

2006 - At 11:53 p.m. over Houston, British Columbia four witnesses saw what looked like an egg-shaped UFO standing upright. It looked fully illuminated as if it had an internal light source, and made no sound. It was first seen hovering, then moved out of sight behind a mountain.(Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case 49, citing www.ufoinfo.com).

2008 - On a nightly walk in Cloverdale, California a witness spotted a disc-shaped object in the sky at 6:45 p.m. It appeared to be the size of a football field, and it was moving slowly and silently across the sky. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2008 webpage, report uploaded February 14, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 2 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs hide, bark; death of an animal associated with a close encounter; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; landings; maneuvering UFOs; multi-year reports from England, Florida, France and Massachusetts; nautical UFOs (seen entering ocean); orange UFOs; ovoid and ellipsoid UFOs; signals exchanged between UFO and witnesses; silent UFOs; spheres; triangular UFOs; vertical cigar-shaped UFOs; white UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson