On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 18

1948 - At 4:56 p.m. a farmer in Stockton, Kansas saw a 4-foot wide disc that approached to within six feet and appeared to aim some type of tube or pipe at him. The UFO then wobbled and emitted some flames. It shot away flying toward the northwest. At 5:05 p.m. a Mr. Wray took a photograph of an irregular-shaped UFO north of Norton, Kansas. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 91, Kenneth Arnold and Ray Palmer, Coming of the Saucers, p. 179).

1954 - At 3:30 p.m. while walking along the coast near Lossiemouth, Scotland UFO contactee Cedric Allingham heard a swishing sound and looked up. He saw a flying saucer that through binoculars looked only slightly different from the one reported by UFO contactee George Adamski. Three hours later he heard and saw it again as it came in for a landing only 50 yards away. "The whole metallic body seemed to glow faintly," but was not translucent. The disc was 50 feet wide and 20 feet high and looked like polished aluminum. A six-foot-tall man with a deep tan and a high forehead got out. His garment covered him from the neck down and he wore no shoes. In each nostril was a tiny tube. When Allingham drew a sketch of planetary orbits, he nodded when Mars was pointed out, and repeated "Mars." In further exchanges he verified Allingham's suggestions that the Martian canals consisted of a central string of water surrounded by vegetation. Allingham touched and photographed the saucer and also photographed the pilot, from a side rear angle. These photos are reproduced in his book. A slight humming sound marked the take off of the saucer. The interview had lasted ½ hour. Allingham's contact claims are regarded with extreme skepticism by most UFO investigators. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-03, citing Cedric Allingham, Flying Saucers From Mars).

1954 - On the same day as Cedric Allingham alleged UFO contact UFO sightings were reported in southern California. In Los Angeles an astronomer reported sighting a huge ellipsoidal object that was first seen flying toward the west, but made an instant turn to the north at an estimated speed of 1200 mph. At the same time a retired U.S. Air Force pilot sighted a flying disc in Van Nuys that made incredible maneuvers but no sound. It flew off toward the west as a second disc circled. (Sources: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History, 1954: January-May, p. 39; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3288).

1956 - At 8:30 p.m. a golden colored disc-shaped UFO with haze around it circled slowly over the treetops in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It then darted into the air and out of sight. (Source: newspaper clipping).

1963 - On this morning in Maiden, North Carolina flat metallic disc-shaped objects hovered, then engaged in maneuvers for a lengthy display. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

1967 - At 4:30 p.m. a cigar-shaped object was seen accompanied by two smaller satellite objects in Chatsworth, Georgia. At 5:45 p.m. west of Syracuse, New York Jerome and Cohen sighted a UFO that left a vapor trail. The object fell downwards, curved until it straightened up its descent, and then vanished. Jerome took two color slides that show a dark smoke or vapor trail. At 9:00 p.m. a coin shaped object surmounted by an orange glow that flickered floated in the sky above West Sacramento, California at a 45 degree angle. It then appeared to approach the ground. (Sources: NICAP investigation files, Syracuse report dated February 24, 1967).

1971 - An object maneuvered over the town of Umbrete, Sevilla, Spain at 8:35 p.m. The witness, a 15-year-old named Rubio, found rake marks at a flattened, 3-meter wide circular landing spot. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 139, citing investigator Manuel Osuna Llorente).

1971 - At 9:50 a.m. Dr. J. Mueller, D. C. Martin Thoele and Theodore Thoele of St. Charles, Missouri observed a cone-shaped, "cage like" object, 10 feet wide by 10 feet high, tipped at an angle, approximately 400 feet above the street. The object was noiseless, and a string of lights extended down on what would correspond to three wires of the "cage" to a point mid-way between the tip of the cone and its base. The object was occupied by a single figure. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-09, citing Skylook #45; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, March 1972, p. 12).

1973 - In Lexington, Alabama a UFO landed in a pasture at 12:20 a.m., about 300 meters from a farmhouse. According to the witness, named Nix, the light emitted by the object was reportedly so bright that it "almost hurt your eyes to look at it." It was larger than a car but smaller than a bus, and it vanished as if someone had thrown a switch. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1973, p. 12).

1975 - Photographs of UFOs were taken on this day in Argentina and Oklahoma. An object that was described at silvery and shiny by the witness, but which appears as flat black against the bright blue clear sky, was taken in Puerto Madryn, Argentina at the ocean shore at 3:20 p.m. A night time photograph of a luminous UFO was taken in Norman, Oklahoma at around 8:00 p.m. (Sources: Wendelle C. Stevens, Saga UFO Report, March 1977, p. 39; Robert Schmidt, FSR, November 1976, p. 24).

1976 - At around eight o'clock in the evening EST two women driving in a rural area reported that lights high in the sky paced their car for 13-14 miles from Chatchee to Lincoln, Alabama. Near Okatchee, Alabama they saw a large orange object in the woods near the ground to their left. Their CB radio stopped working, making no static, no sound at all. Two objects then followed them until they reached Lincoln, Alabama, where the UFOs approached to within 300-400 feet. The women saw five objects at this point. After passing through Lincoln, the objects stopped pacing the car and the CB radio suddenly started working. The two objects that had paced the car were egg-shaped and glowing with a fluorescent light. (Sources: CUFOS investigation file, report dated May 17, 1976; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 392, citing CUFOS).

1976 - At 6:45 p.m. PST 8-10 discs were sighted flying in a V formation over Rancho Cordova, California. The objects were 3 to 6 meters in diameter, gray in color, and made no sound. Afterwards the witness saw ten aircraft circling that portion of the sky. (Source: CUFOS investigation file, report dated March 1, 1976).

1979 - At 2:30 a.m. an incident involving missing time and vehicle electrical system interference occurred in Lardit, Aveyron district, France. Dark objects flew over a reservoir, followed by a 1.5 meter in diameter metallic disc. The witness experienced semi-paralysis and the car's electrical system failed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13644, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1979).

1981 - Jose Fermin Albornoz, an illiterate shephard, awoke at 4:00 a.m. to the sounds of his animals causing a commotion. Looking out from his hut he saw a "beautiful" blue light hovering over a field about 20 meters away. He woke up another shepherd, but his companion became extremely afraid, screamed out and hid under his blanket. He then heard a loud buzzing sound that appeared to originate from overhead. This was followed by something like the sound of a diesel truck, although the remote mountainous area of Manzano Amargo, Neuquen Province, Argentina that they were in was only accessible by horseback. Suddenly two short humanoid entities appeared out of nowhere, standing side by side. The beings spoke to him in an unknown, unintelligible language. Terrified, Jose now became confused and his next memory was of seeing a bright light quickly flying away. He described the humanoids as about one meter in height with extremely wide shoulders. They seemed to have normal hands and feet, but he could not make out any facial features. They wore helmets and tight fitting, dark blue outfits. During the incident some nearby horses stampeded away from the area, apparently terrified. Albornoz said the spherical light was bluish in color, and it did not illuminate the surroundings. (Source: Carlos Ferguson, UNICAT database, case 463).

1990 - A woman was out walking her dog in the Waldeck hills, near Korbach, Germany in the early evening when her dog lay down on his back and started whining. The dog wouldn't get up, so she eventually had to start carrying him. Next she heard a low humming sound, which ceased after about 30 seconds. Then a large round object, with a diameter estimated to be 10-20 meters, was seen floating above a clearing and it began to glow with an incredibly bright light for 20 to 30 seconds. After that, its light dimmed and it took on a metallic appearance. The bottom of the oval craft glowed dark red like red-hot charcoal while the object lowered itself silently to the ground. In the meanwhile her dog had run away. The witness, who was now completely blinded, wanted to run, too but was struck by a blue ray of light which paralyzed her. She had trouble breathing, and tried in vain to call out for help but could not scream. She became completely covered in perspiration in under a minute. Then "there was a voice" that sounded female and somehow metallic. It said: "Don't be afraid, nothing bad will happen to you." Actually, though, this caused her to become even more panicked and nearly hysterical. The ray of light changed to green and her breathing improved. All of the sudden, two short entities appeared standing in front of her, both of them between 1.40 and 1.60 meters in height, with baldheads and gray skin. They had normal human-like eyes and noses. They wore dark green overalls. On their chests they wore a strange symbol, which resembled "^`C L". She did not understand their language. They soon returned to their craft, which stood nearby on four legs and was about 1.50 meters high. The green beam vanished and the witness sank to the ground in a faint. It was 9:30 p.m. when she woke up again, three hours after the start of the incident. She took a few steps and vomited, which she did a second time after reaching home, where her dog was already waiting for her. (Sources: Ulrich Magin & Illobrand Von Ludwiger, UFOs - Zeugen and Zeichen, p. 96; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 15564; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 241, citing Ulrich Magin & Illobrand Von Ludwiger). (See a similar incident occurring in 1979 on February 21 in Wales).

1996 - Near Pine Mountain, Georgia driving east on Highway 18 in a roofing truck five miles past Interstate 85, two men saw a silver, cigar-shaped object they first thought was a jet falling through the sky at 5:30 p.m. It stopped in mid-air about 100 feet from the ground, then moved in an S pattern "in a flash" and upward at a steep 45 degree angle. The UFO was without wings, made no sound, and was estimated to be about the size of a commercial jet aircraft. The duration of the sighting was between 10-15 seconds. (Source: MUFON field investigation database, case 960908SE, field investigator John C. Thompson).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 18 February 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reaction: dog lays down and whimpers; blue beam or light, cone-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, human-looking UFOnaut, inside occupant, landings, landing traces including footprints, missing time, photographs, short humanoids, UFOs with smaller satellite objects, unintelligible language.