On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 17

1949 - Alain Berard saw a large, bright object land near his farm in France with a flash of green lightning. It then became dark. As he approached the craft, the witness saw three figures with stocky short legs, apparently without heads. Frightened, he fired a gun at them three times. A moment later the object took off vertically. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 193, citing Oltre il Cielo, Volume I).

1953 - At 10:04 p.m. five airmen of the US Air Force 754 AC&W Squad in Port Austin, Michigan picked up a clear and steady radar return at a distance of 9 miles. The slow moving light changed color from red to pink to pale white to white and then back to red. An explanation of the sighting was changed to "Venus" in the Air Force files in 1963. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2419; Project Blue Book Report #10, report dated February 27, 1953; UNICAT, case # 760; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 41).

1956 - Multiple radar sets at Orly Airport, Paris, France tracked an unknown blip for four hours beginning at 10:50 p.m. It was twice the size of and airliner, and made 2,000 mph bursts of speed. A visual sighting of the object was briefly made by a pilot landing at the airfield. (Sources: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence-NY Newsletter, February 1956, p. 6; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 17; Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 260).

1956 - In Anderson, South Carolina at 4:15 p.m. several thousand frantic birds took off and flew off >S, some died in the process. A silvery wheel-shaped UFO was sighted by a separate witness. (Sources: Anderson (SC) Independent, February 21, 1956; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, April 3, 1956).

1960 - A grayish black Saturn-shaped disc with exhaust cruised the tops of the hills in New Martinsville, West Virginia. A lighter-colored ring on the object emitted smoke from rear end. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 82).

1967 - At 1:05 a.m. in Dorchester, Massachusetts a metallic domed disc-shaped object with 4-5 purple lights around its perimeter hovered at treetop level over a rest home for the elderly before moving away. At 6:55 p.m. in Lawrence, Massachusetts a dazzlingly bright V-shaped object, with a variety of body lights, hovered low over the interstate highway for three minutes. The witness drove under it. There were a series of other, similar reports close by at Methuen and Andover at about the same time. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 344; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 328).

Dorchester, Massachusetts Low Level Domed Disc - 1967

Sketch of Dorchester, Massachusetts UFO - 1967

1969 - A woman in Flinders Park, South Australia heard a whirring sound coming from outside that woke her at 2:50 a.m. She looked out the window and saw an unusual object in a nearby field. A man emerged from the shadows and walked around the object. The figure was very tall and lean with light colored hair. He wore white coveralls. He walked several times around the object. The witness then ran to get other witnesses but when she got back the UFO and tall figure were gone. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case #1309, citing Keith Basterfield).

1974 - At ten p.m. a 10 meter long cigar-shaped object appeared over a vineyard in a rainstorm in Montreal-d'Aude, Aude department, France. It had four blazing lights on display as it moved up a road. (Source: Jean-Claude Bourret, The Crack in the Universe: What You Have Not Been Told about Flying Saucers, p. 86).

1975 - At 9 p.m. Sheriff Richard Egebakken, as well as four other Wheatland County and state officials, observed a bright round object hovering near the Harlowton, Montana nuclear missile base. The object made rapid darting movements, and bobbed up-down. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 175).

1976 - A truck driver driving between Tarraleah and Berridale, Tasmania saw a bright cigar-shaped object ahead and to his left at around four o'clock in the morning. It was low to the ground. The light had maintained its position relative to his truck for some time, so the driver woke up his companion. The driver estimated the object was about one kilometer away and 300 meters in altitude. The two men tried a transistor radio, but it emitted only static until the end of the sighting. They estimated the object to be 10 meters in diameter with a dome on top. After being paced for 60 kilometers, they stopped to change drivers. When they did this the UFO dropped down to within 300 meters of their truck, then hovered nearby. As they started driving again, the UFO moved across the road and paced them again at varying distances until sunrise. A small orange light accompanied the main object during the latter half of the sighting. (Sources: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1976, p. 19; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 392, citing ACOS Bulletin, June 1976)

1977 - During the day a teacher and two canteen workers at Broad Haven school in Pembrokeshire, Wales watched a silvery yellow cigar-shaped object glide over a field emitting a loud humming sound. Before it left the area, a human-like figure was seen briefly to step out of the object and then go back inside. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 1386, citing J. A. Brooks, Ghosts and Legends of Wales).

1978 - Three school teachers, Mr. Moreno, Mr. Aguilar and Mr. Coronado were on their way back to the town of Cocula, Mexico from a late dinner, when around 2:00 a.m. they noticed bright flashes of green, red and white light coming from a nearby hill. They stopped their vehicle and got out to get a better look. They walked towards the lights, which appeared to be about 300 meters away. The light seemed to dim the closer they got to it. When they were about 20 meters from it, they noticed that it was now an opaque egg-shaped object, about 15 meters in length. It appeared to have three antenna-like protrusions on top. The UFO now gave off a fluorescent white glow. Curious, the three men continued to approach even closer, and began to surround it. Suddenly, one of the men noticed something moving very close to him and signaled the other two. All three of them then saw a short "robot like" humanoid in a freshly dug ditch, and it appeared to be still digging. The being was wearing a tight fitting silvery outfit with a round helmet. The little man simply ignored the trio and kept digging. Frightened all three men ran across the field, got back into their vehicle, and drove away at high speed. The next day they returned to the site and found numerous ground traces, including the ditch. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 3507, citing J. J. Benitez, El Arbol y La Serpiente).

1994 - A 10-year-old boy in Barking, London, England witnessed a domed object with reddish-orange lights underneath at 11:30 p.m. It hovered silently at 300 feet altitude. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1994).

1997 - At 9:00 p.m. a 68-year-old woman was outside saying farewell to her son-in-law in La Grange, Georgia when she noticed a disc-shaped object in the southern sky.  As it got closer, she saw three white objects moving in unison and "floating." No one else was outside or driving by while objects were in view. Ten minutes later three female witnesses in Franklin, Georgia were outside when they saw a multicolored spherical object approach at a rapid (but not incredible) speed, then slow down near one house, then speed up again and depart out of sight.(Source: John Thompson, MUFON case files, cases # 970610E and 970217E).

1997 - A 46-year-old man in Biloxi, Mississippi was cleaning his carport 1t 2:30 p.m. when he heard the sound of jets and looked up. He also saw three disc-shaped objects in the sky. He went and got his binoculars, and when he returned there were now four objects with multicolored lights. The UFOs slowly moved across the sky and went out of sight. The sighting lasted seven minutes. (Source: J. R. Gillia, MUFON case files, case # 970514bC).

1999 - In Campinas, Sao Paolo state, Brazil Gley Freitas observed a large oval-shaped object on the ground. Next to the object stood two tall humanoids, wearing tight-fitting outfits and helmets. Afraid, the witness did not get any closer. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2004 - A dark triangular flying object with three lights, one at each end, flew over Phillipsburg, New Jersey at 7:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Feb. 2004 webpage).

2007 - At 2:52 a.m. a triangular craft was sighted over the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. It had white lights on the sides, and a red light shimmering in the bottom middle. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Feb. 2007 webpage, report uploaded Feb. 24, 2007).

2008 - At 11:50 a.m. a photograph of two “phantom UFOs” was taken in the vicinity of the Uruguay River from Gualeguaychu, Entre Rios Province, Argentina. The photo shows clear, sharp images. (Source: Luis Burgos, www.ufoinfo.com, citing Inexplicata).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, humming sound, inside UFO occupant, landing, multi-year reports from France, oval-shaped UFO, radar visual confirmation, RF interference, short headless humanoids, short robot-like humanoid, tall humanoids, triangular UFOs, vertical ascent, whirring sound.

© Donald A. Johnson