Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1889 - On this evening in Catonsville, Maryland near
Baltimore a luminous cylindrical object passed overhead, then appeared to
descend nearthe village while following the course of the Patapsco River.
The landscape beneath the object was lit up as bright as a carbon-arc
light, causing alarm among the residents. (Source: Jerome Clark,
International UFO Reporter, Spring 2003, p. 21).
1949 - At 18:40 p.m. two people driving near East Ganado Mission, Arizona saw a greenish white fireball hover, then arc downward toward the west. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. Volume 2: 1949, p. 21).
1951 - U.S. Air Force pilots Cocker and Spradley saw a flat, round white UFO hovering as they were flying near Alamogordo, New Mexico. (Sources: Daniel Lang, The New Yorker, September 1952, p. 6; Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p. 154, citing Fate, August 1951, p. 16; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 400).
1960 - At 4:40 p.m. a silver cigar-shaped object streaked through the sky over Nome, Alaska on a curved flight trajectory. There were four or more witnesses. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1960, p. 8, citing Anchorage Daily News, February 15, 1960; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1960; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 118, citing the Fairbanks Daily, February 16, 1960).
1965 - Walking along the beach near Guarani, Brazil five local residents saw a large flying object land. Two of them approached to within 60 feet and hid behind a sand dune. They saw three eight-foot tall beings, very thin in build, emerge from the craft. They wore dark, tight-fitting one-piece suits. There were later found landing imprints and footprints at the landing site. (Source: Timothy Green Beckley, Saga UFO Special, March 1972, p. 23; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1552, citing Beckley).
1967 - In Tuscumbia, Missouri at seven o'clock in the morning a Mr. Edwards saw a disc hovering just off ground. It was apparently resting on a shaft in a muddy field, and was rocking back and forth. Several small humanoid beings, grayish green in color, moved around rapidly beneath it. The creatures had very wide set eyes and no visible legs, but they did have quick moving arms. After about five minutes they disappeared behind the shaft, the object rocked, took off, then sped away. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969, p. 5; Ted R. Phillips, Skylook, August 1975, p. 15; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0785, citing Skylook; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 118; Coral E. Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 191; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 9, 327).
1974 - Two brothers were moving some of their possessions in a
truck near Ely, Nevada. At around 4:15 a.m. the engine of the truck
began missing and the lights flickered, so they shifted into neutral.
They then felt a blast of wind shake the truck and saw an orange colored
light moving low to the ground from right to left. They stopped the truck
and saw six different lights or objects surrounding them: three blue stationary
lights, a red pulsating light, a silver colored saucer, and a reddish-orange
saucer. The red light then came directly at the truck, passed close by,
and continued on behind them. After the objects had finally disappeared,
they found the rear axle on the truck broken in half. (Source: Mark Rodeghier,
UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 360, citing CUFOS).
1998 - At 1:45 a.m. the two witnesses were parked in an open field in Drente, The Netherlands when there suddenly appeared a flashing blue light over the field and they both saw an object resembling a "stealth fighter" with more rounded wings, hovering above a nearby road. The craft descended vertically and landed. Several figures came out of the object. They had long arms and small heads. They looked around briefly and then went back inside the object. The object then rose straight up and in a few seconds it was gone. Others in the area reported seeing a bright light over the area around the same time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #2979, citing UFO Sightings in New Mexico & the World).
1999 - In El Paso, Texas at midnight a witness saw a bright green light descending and it seemed to get brighter as it got closer. It dimmed, revealing a silver disc-shaped object that was spinning. There were several lighted windows around its rim, and through them the witness could see several “shadows” inside. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, case # 3667, citing UFOPI).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 21 November 2005).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: cigar shaped or cylindrical UFOs, delta-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, green fireball, humanoids with long arms, inside occupants, several UFOnauts at a time, short humanoids, silver UFOs, tall humanoids, vertical ascent.