On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 20

1948 - Six surveyors working in Emmett, Idaho saw a small flat, heart-shaped UFO flying in the sky at 1:15 p.m. It was fuzzy across its back edge as if "dipped in cream", and was flying point first below the cloud level at between 2,000 and 4,000 feet. (Sources: Emmett (ID) Messenger, February 26, 1948; Aime Michel, The Truth About Flying Saucers, p. 69; UNICAT database, case # 206, citing Kenneth Arnold, Fate Magazine, July 1948, p. 13).

1959 - Wave of fireballs were seen flying over Oklahoma City, Oklahoma starting at 7:30 p.m. One made a 180 degree turn. A compass was reported to have begun spinning during the sightings. (Source: Hayden Hewes, The Oklahoman, April 18, 1965).

1967 - At 3:10 a.m. an orange-red dome-shaped object descended from the sky in Oxford, Wisconsin and flew parallel to a truck for two minutes, finally going behind some trees. The truck was driven by a US Air Force veteran. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 11394; J. Allen Hynek case files; Don Berliner, Australasian UFOlogist, April 1999, p. 54; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 328).

1969 - Near Norseman, Western Australia a luminous cigar-shaped object was seen following a car at 7:30 p.m. When the UFO first appeared, the car's engine began to stop but then ran normally. The object paced the car for some distance quite low to the ground. It then rose quickly into the sky, raising a cloud of dust and dead leafs from the ground under the point where it began its departure. (Sources: Perth West Australian, February 21, 1969; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 260, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1969, p. 4).

1969 - On this night in Pirassununga, Sao Paulo, Brazil the manager of the Bela Alianca Fazenda or ranch heard his pigs grunting and went outside to investigate. He saw a UFO land about 60 feet away. The object was 12 feet wide and 15 feet high, and it rested on tripod landing gear. Three crew members emerged onto a small catwalk around the machine. Each carried a different kind of tool with which they busied themselves, apparently repairing the craft, for a period of two to three minutes. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-11, citing Dr. Walter Buhler).

1973 - At 8:00 p.m. a glowing sphere followed a car near Draytonville, South Carolina for some distance. The car radio went dead while the sphere was nearby, then functioned normally after the two witnesses lost sight of the object. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 330, citing UFO Register 1974).

1976 - At 7:00 p.m. a young man and woman saw some odd red lights in the sky in Essex County, Massachusetts. Then two flattened disc-shaped objects with three triangular lights descended close to their car and maneuvered nearby for about 10 minutes. The car's radio had heavy static during a portion of the sighting. The two objects finally flew out of view. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 394, citing MUFON case file).

1977 - On this night in Gallarta, Vizcaya province, Spain a local farmer, Sr. Juan Sillero, was awakened by the sound of his dogs barking and by a loud humming sound. When he went outside he saw a hovering metallic object with numerous lights and what appeared to be three-legged landing gear dangling down. The craft had a semi-transparent dome on top and was surrounded by rectangular windows. Behind the windows several moving figures moved slowly back and forth. At one point he was approached by two tall, human-looking beings wearing dark diver suit, who explained to the witness that they had to leave the area since they had been "detected." On another occasion the witness saw a robot-like creature exploring the area after it came out of a landed craft. There were other independent witnesses of UFOs descending over the area. The witness saw a craft land in the same area a week later. Landing traces were found at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 2337, citing Pedro Guirao, OVNIs, Proximo Contacto?).

1997 - Local farmer Heliodoro Nunez was tending his sheep at around four o'clock in the afternoon in an isolated pasture near Paradeseca, Orense, Spain when his dog began barking. Looking back, he saw three ten-foot-tall entities wearing strange conical helmets. The beings appeared shiny and seemed to change colors at all times. When he saw them he closed his eyes and began to pray fervently, and he did not see the entities depart. Others saw strange red lights over the pasture. (Sources: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 2, Number 18; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 2631, citing UFO Roundup).

1999 - Several people in a car in Alicante, Spain have their cellular mobile phones and the car's electrical system die when they heard a humming sound and witnessed a huge delta-shaped UFO 30 meters overhead. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 4 (March 8, 1999)).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reaction: dogs barking, car pursuit, disc-shaped UFOs, domed-disc, giant humanoids, humming sound, multi-year reports from Spain, repair activity, RF radio interference, tripod landing gear.

© Donald A. Johnson