On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 21

1950 - At 4:55 a.m. in Durban, South Africa three men in a truck and several other people witnessed a dark red, torpedo-shaped object that had a dark center, flying straight and level. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 896; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1953 - In Malang, Indonesia on the island of Java a metallic disc-shaped object was seen twice, at high and low altitudes. It rose up very fast, and shot off quickly to the north. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: January-February, p. 92).

1965 - At least 50 members of the Toba Indian tribe in Chalac, Formosa Province, Argentina watched as a group of UFOs were seen flying overhead at around 9 p.m. One of the craft, bathed constantly in light beams emanating from small wing-like projections, landed in a pasture, and three tall beings enveloped in luminous halos emerged, causing the local population to go down on their knees. The beings approached slowly, with gestures that dissuaded one of the Indians from coming any closer to the UFO. A voice was then heard, telling the witnesses to remain calm for there was nothing to fear, and that the space people would return to bring peace on earth. The humanoids then returned to their craft, which then took off with a blinding luminosity. Photographs were said to have been taken by local police officers. (Sources: Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1966, p. 16; Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 39; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-13; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 637).

1967 - Mrs. Wolf, a nurse, was driving down a road in Toledo, Ohio at 7:40 p.m. EST when she had a close encounter with an orange-yellowish flattened sphere. It hovered over the road at treetop height, pulsating, and then emitted a wide beam of light downward. It started pacing her car. Her speedometer was affected and her wristwatch stopped. She also reported that as a result of the close encounter her skin condition cleared up. (Sources: NICAP case files, letter dated March 8, 1967; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 199, 267 & 328-329).

1967 - Two hours after the Toledo close encounter, another close encounter involving electromagnetic effects and physical traces occurred in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. At 8:40 p.m. CST dogs began yelping when a UFO flew by fast and low. The object's light went out, and the object dropped to the ground. A high-pitched whine with an undertone of humming occurred later for 30 seconds. A 15 foot in diameter ice area was found at the landing site, which caused a compass to spin. (Source: NICAP case files, report by W. Martiny).

1968 - On this night at 12:12 a.m. Ms. Cecilia Brewer and five companions were driving home from work between Barkhamsted and Winsted, Connecticut and heading west when their car's engine started to miss and they encountered a silvery domed disc-shaped UFO on the left side of the highway in a forest clearing. The object was at a distance of about 150 feet, and had a cone of white light coming from the bottom of the object. It also had a green lit, rectangular window in the dome. They stopped to watch the UFO before it flew away, the total duration of their close encounter being around 15 minutes. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Flying Saucer Observer, citing Lawrence Fawcett, APRO field investigator).

Winsted, Connecticut Close Encounter - 1968


1968 - At eleven o'clock that night Miss Amato, a 12-year-old girl, heard a "bloop-bloop" noise outside her bedroom window and looked out her window at the abandoned Winsted, Connecticut railroad station behind her family's house. She saw a white egg-shaped UFO, a little larger than a station wagon, hovering close to the ground beside the building and railroad tracks. A short beam of light came out of the craft, pointed downward at an angle like a ramp, and 15-20 little men about three feet tall walked down the light beam in single file and jumped from the end of the beam to the ground. They were dressed in dull silver coveralls and wore fishbowl-type helmets. They proceeded to climb up the side of the station, one after another, with a hand over hand movement as if they were swimming or had suction cups on their hands. When they reached the roof, they spread out in different directions and appeared to be interested in looking down inside the building through a skylight. The girl became frightened at this point and went to bed, covering her head with the bedcovers. The building was being used as a storage site for ammonium nitrate fertilizer. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Flying Saucer Observer, May 1968, citing Larry Fawcett, APRO field investigator; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-17; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 38, citing Larry Fawcett).

1968 - At dusk a woman living in a cabin near the coast on Keats Island, British Columbia saw a single object maneuvering 60 feet above the ocean. It had frosted yellow side lights with a bright red light in the middle, and it slid back and forth across sky as if on rail. Then a "big boat" lit up on the water's surface, and shot six amber 4-foot-wide balls of light up into the sky. (Source: John Magor, Our UFO Visitors, p. 45).

1979 - In Littleborough, Greater Manchester, England a rotating object landed in a quarry at two o'clock in the morning. Police and two others went to investigate, but found nothing. Later that evening in Oakenholt, Clywd, Wales a woman out walking her dog at 6:15 p.m. was surprised when the animal suddenly laid down on the ground and began whining for no apparent reason. Glancing ahead of her, she saw a bright orange hovering spinning sphere. She then looked to her side and saw nearby, standing in the shadows among some bushes, two silvery-garbed humanoid figures who appeared to be smiling. Her dog temporarily distracted her, and when she looked back again the figures were gone. The bright orange sphere then vanished, and the dog ran home barking. (For a nearly identical incident, but one involving missing time, see the account on February 18, 1990 in Germany). (Sources: (1) Paul Devereax, Earth Lights Revelation, p. 101; (2) Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 861, citing Jenny Randles & Paul Whetnall, FSR, Volume 25, No. 4).

1995 - A young man driving in Council Bluffs, Iowa at 7 p.m. saw a huge, gray triangle-shaped object with three solid lights. He pulled off the highway to watch the craft with "archways" silently fly over. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, February 1995 webpage archive; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17130, citing NUFORC).

1995 - At 8:00 p.m. in Hanret, Hainaut Province, Belgium Veronique V., who had been involved in previous UFO close encounters, had gone outdoors with her car mechanic to fetch her car which had broken down. Once outside both saw an unusual light in the sky. The mechanic thought it was a plane left to tow the car, while Veronique stayed outside and watched the light descend towards her house. She begins to panic and rushes inside her house, switching off the lights and turning on the television. At the same time her dogs began howling in the backyard, and her small Yorkshire terrier began growling as if there was a stranger in the house. Veronique went upstairs and looked out a window. She then noticed that her room appeared "to be without walls" and she saw a hovering triangular UFO direct a beam of white light towards her. The white beam of light lasts for about 10 seconds. On the triangle's front apex she could see different colored lights. The object then began circling the house and Veronique felt a strange attraction to the object, but she fought against it. Suddenly the UFO vanished and everything returned to normal. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Gerard Grede & Daniel Bukens, SOBEPS).

1999 - In Bangues, Minas Gerais state, Brazil Jose Joaquim Dos Santos was parked on the side of the road resting in his car at midnight when he looked up and saw a short figure with a very large head looking inside his car through a rear passenger window. Frightened, he got out of the car and saw the short figure disappear into the distance up the roadway. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, citing Antonio Faleiro, Brazil).

2005 - A man and his son spotted a huge triangular shaped UFO flying over Southfield, Michigan at 6:30 p.m. It flew at a high rate of speed, then suddenly stopped and made a quick turn, and finally shot off into the atmosphere. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, webpage, report dated May 11, 2005).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs barking and yelping, dog lays down and whimpers; car pursuits; cigar-shaped UFO; coherent light beam; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; healing: skin condition improved; humanoids wearing fishbowl helmets; ovoid UFO; red UFO; short humanoids; speedometer affected; very large triangular UFOs; wristwatch affected; white beam of light.

© Donald A. Johnson