On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 16

1953 - A big reddish flying object passed a USAF C-47 transport plane flying over Anchorage, Alaska at 11:50 p.m. and was witnessed by the pilot and co-pilot. It then hovered for five minutes. (Sources: 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 - An aluminum colored hemisphere with a dome on top (a domed disc) hovered for a couple of minutes over a volcano at 1:00 p.m., then flew off quickly to the east. It emitted a small object, which flew off to the west. It was sighted by several pilots and crew members of the Peruvian Air Force, flying to the southeast of Quito, Ecuador. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March 1955; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 25).

1965 - A group of boy scouts lead by a Mr. Smythe sighted a domed disc at 8:10 p.m. in a rural area of Groveland, Massachusetts. The UFO carried a white light on its trailing edge and a blue light on its forward edge. It was estimated to be 150 feet away at its closest approach, and at an altitude of 500 feet. It made a humming noise. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, pp. 62, 331; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1965, p. 4).

Groveland, Massachusetts Close Encounter - 1965

1966 - A luminous object was said to have landed in the woods near Brunswick Naval Air Station, Maine at 10:30 p.m. The UFO had flashing red, blue, and green lights. A second object was later seen coming to join the first one. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 726, citing U.S. Air Force ATIC; Data-Net, January 1971, citing Jacques Vallee).

1967 - A UFO was tracked by radar and witnessed visually flying over Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean at 1:05 a.m. local Time. (Source: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1967, p. 11).

1967 - Raymond Wettling said that in the early morning hours a 180 foot long, cigar-shaped UFO landed in a field beside Interstate 70 near St. Louis, Missouri. Three silver-suited occupants emerged from the craft and invited him aboard for breakfast. He said he spent a pleasant hour and 45 minutes chatting with them inside their craft, over coffee. His hosts showed him through the craft's two rooms. One was lit up with bright red lights, the other looked like a modern office. After he left the ship, it took off straight up at a high rate of speed. No one else reported seeing it, but there was another UFO landing that evening near Weston, Missouri (see below). (Sources: Chicago American, February 17, 1967; Dennis Stamey, Flying Saucers, June 1970, p. 36; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-18 (A0786), citing the Chicago American).

1967 - At 10:15 p.m. EST two policemen witnessed a glowing object like a bright light bulb hovering in the sky over a rural part of Amherst, Massachusetts. It ejected a small red object that moved back and forth before suddenly accelerating out of sight over the horizon. The UFO made a swishing sound. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 344; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p. 164).

Amherst, Massachusetts - 1967

1967 - A male witness reported that a UFO landed east of Weston, Missouri in Platte County near Hwy. P at 8:30 p.m. not far from the Missouri River. This report is potentially an important sighting, because it is at the intersection of two orthotenic lines of three UFO reports each, from as far west as Yorba Linda, California and as far east as Ascension Island, occurring on this date. To see a map, [Map unavailable]. (Sources: Ted Phillips, Skylook, August 1970, p. 3 for Weston, Missouri; Ann Druffel, Skynet case files, report dated July 11, 1967).

1967 - An oval-shaped flying object with three red lights, one green one, and multiple rows of windows flew over US Route 66 in the desert south of Kingman, Arizona at 11:43 p.m. at under 300 feet altitude. As the UFO passed over the highway the car being driven by the witnesses, Mr. & Mrs. Max Recod, was illuminated by a beam of light that also lit up the surrounding terrain. Two other white lights joined the first UFO; they merged with the oval-shaped UFO, then shot up into the sky and away at an extremely fast speed. Mr. Recod is listed as a military witness. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November-December 1967, pp. 1,3; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. UFOs: A New Look, p. 44; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 328).

1969 - On this night in Chateau Des Martins, Vienne, France five horses in the paddock of M. Meingault were panicked by "something shining" with intensely bright eyes "of a very pale, brilliant green." Mr. Meingault saw the eyes approximately 3.75 feet above the ground. He re-entered his chateau to get his gun and when he returned saw a "flying shadow" pursuing the horses. There was a great deal of damage to the paddock and fences caused by the frightened animals. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-10, citing Jean-Claude Baillon, FSR, Vol. 16 # 4).

1971 - At 6 p.m. while waiting for a bus in Straken, Sweden Ake Westerberg saw a little man standing motionless in the middle of the road about 50 feet away. "I couldn't see his face; there was just a gray spot there." Westerberg stepped closer out of curiosity, and he heard the little figure growl. Then there suddenly appeared a flash of white light so intense that the had to shut his eyes. When he re-opened them a few seconds later the little figure had disappeared. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-08, citing FSR Case Histories # 4).

1988 - Two police officers saw a very large spinning oval-shaped UFO with flashing red and green lights around its circumference in the Rosehill area of Willenhall, England. It made no sound and flew off quickly toward the southeast. Two more cops saw the same or a similar UFO from Walsall. Their reports were sent to the Ministry of Defence. (Sources: Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 10, citing Nicholas Redfern, A Covert Agenda, p. 165; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 23).

1996 - A huge craft with 50 to 75 lights flew directly overhead of the witness driving on Highway 285 south of Ojo Caliente, New Mexico at 10:05 p.m. The lights on the UFO were sequencing in a clockwise direction. It made no sound, flew straight up, then down, then hovered again. It left flying off toward the north. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 309).

1997 - Two teenage brothers in Lago de Rapel, Chile were followed home by a brilliant, noiseless flying object at 4:30 a.m. When they got home they ran inside and woke up their father. He first thought they were joking, but all three looked out a window could still see the object quietly hovering outside. They then woke up their father who thought they were joking. All three looked out the window and noticed that the object had landed on the ground. Next to it stood a being four feet 8 inches tall with a large bald head who wore a bluish colored uniform. All three witnesses became frightened and hid until the object and its occupant left the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 2464, citing Luis Sanchez).

2000 - At around 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. five large orange glowing lights flew in from the east over Rockford, Illinois. They maneuvered vertically and laterally. Two left the formation and disappeared. A third light split in two, dropping a new light out of its bottom. All remaining lights then sped away. There were multiple independent reports called into the UFO Reporting Center. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; UFO Magazine (USA), May 2000, p. 16, citing Filers' Files).

2003 - At 11:00 p.m. a huge "jet black" triangular UFO with lights came slowly toward a witness driving on 109th Avenue NE in surburban Juanita, Washington. He pulled his truck to the side of highway and watched the craft for 30 seconds. It made no sound and it had a yellow searchlight on the front apex that moved its beam of light, and then went out. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 2003 webpage archive).

2004 - At 8:30 p.m. a large, silent, fast moving oval-shaped object with light moved back and forth in the sky over a residential neighborhood in Amityville, New York on Long Island. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, June 2004 webpage archive).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 19 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions, domed discs, faceless humanoid, flying humanoid with glowing green eyes, human looking UFOnauts, humming sound, multicolored UFOs, oval UFOs, police UFO encounters, short humanoids, swishing sound, UFOs emitting small satellite objects, vertical ascent, whirring sound.

© Donald A. Johnson