On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 23

1952 - Over North Korea. At 11:15 p.m. the navigator of a USAF B-29 sighted a bluish cylindrical UFO, three times longer than it was wide, with a tail. It flew with rapid pulsations, came in high and fast, and made several turns before leveling out under the B-29. The bomber was evading mild anti-aircraft fire at the time, and the UFO seemed to be maneuvering to avoid the flack as well. The sighting lasted an estimated 45 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1061; Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 37; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 15).

1955 - A 30-foot diameter top-shaped object with portholes was seen hovering over a field on the Lord Montbatten estate in Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire, England by a cyclist at 8:30 in the morning. A shaft of light came from the center of the silver top. There was a man on a platform on the object, who wore dark colored overalls and a helmet. When a blue flash shot from one of the portholes the witness fell to the ground, paralyzed. The shaft of energy was then retracted, and the UFO rose silently away. When it was gone the witness could move again, but was still dizzy. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1955, citing Timothy Good, Above Top Secret; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4301, citing FSR).

1956 - In the middle of the afternoon, a blue luminous disc-shaped object was watched by an Army Sergeant for 15 minutes in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It made a loud rumbling noise, and left behind a white trail of smoke. That evening several French soldiers near Lamoriciere, Algeria watched a huge UFO hover and flash for three hours. It had a ring of portholes. (Sources: (1) Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956: January-April, p. 42; Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York Newsletter, February 1956, p. 6; (2) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4935, citing LDLN Lecteurs).

1967 - At 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Weston were talking on the phone in Linstead, Maryland when they were surprised to hear a very loud noise and saw a low flying object pass over their area. A third person also saw the object and many others heard it. The falling snow was swirling underneath it. The object was mushroom-shaped and it supported a dome on top and also a fin. It was green in color, and left in the direction of the Severn River. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 819, citing Baltimore News, February 25, 1967).

1967 - At 8:00 p.m. MST a luminous orange object paced a car in Boneta, Utah for ten minutes, and then shot straight up on departure. (Sources: Frank B. Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, p. 39 and Appendix case 41F; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 329).

1967 - At 9:30 p.m. CST a red oval object hovered first over a truck, then over the witness's car in Marion, Illinois. A glowing halo surrounded the object. It sped away after a few minutes. The city has industries that manufacture explosives and batteries, and has several coal mines. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 329, citing NICAP).

1968 - Several independent witnesses, including two named Hendrickson and Sinclair, watched a nocturnal UFO engage in zigzag maneuvers over the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia at 8:30 p.m. There was also a high pitched sound associated with the object. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 181).

1969 - On this day two boys claimed they saw an emormous flying object while bathing in a waterfall in the mountains near Edmundo Soares in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. From a vertical door two small men emerged. They had human features and their faces had a greenish tint. Their chests were luminous, and from the waists down they wore ashen-gray trousers. The boys fled down the mountain. They returned later that day with two guards, but there was no longer anything to be found at the site. (Sources: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, June 1971, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-19 (A1030), citing Walter Buhler).

1975 - At sometime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. two seven-year-old boys named Kono and Yamahata watched a luminous orange UFO approach Kofu, Japan while making a "ticking" sound. It landed on three ball-shaped legs in a nearby vineyard. The object was a domed disc, five meters in diameter and six feet high. The boys got very close to it, and discovered the surface of the object was silver colored and had strange words embossed on its surface. A ladder extended out of the craft down to the ground, and a humanoid creature slightly over four feet tall disembarked. He wore a silver uniform and carried something that looked like a gun. His skin was dark brown and he had large pointed ears, but his large head had no facial features: no eyes, nose or mouth. It merely had wrinkles on the "face" and three silvery two-inch long "fangs" where the mouth should be. Both boys could see one more smaller humanoid in the cockpit holding a control lever. The being that had emerged reached out and touched one of the boys, patting him twice on the shoulder and uttering words "like a tape recorder running backwards." The boy who had been touched sat down, paralyzed either by the touch or fear, but his companion took him on his back and carried him from the vineyard. They then ran to one of the boy's homes and informed their parents, who could at first see the orange light pulsating in the vineyard. Then it disappeared as they watched. Two concrete posts were found pushed over at the landing site. (Sources: CUFOS files, report dated July 14, 1975; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1976, p. 5; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-10 (A1391), citing Hayashi Ichinan andYoshihiko Honda).

Kofu, Japan Close Encounter - 1975

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1978 - Mr. & Mrs. Morello were sitting in their car in Sesto Fiorentino, Toscana, Italy listening to their car's stereo when they began getting heavy interference on the radio. Mr. Morello got out of the car to investigate and found himself engulfed in a warm, violet cloud of light. He saw four humanoid "shapes" and other lights around him. He got back into his car where he found his wife crying. They had a twenty minute lapse of missing time they couldn't account for. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2162, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #207; Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October/November 1991).

1995 - In the town of Rivas, near Managua, Nicaragua four boys including 6-year-old Royllin Reyes Martinez were watching television around 9:00 p.m. when they heard a noise like an engine and a saw a strong light coming from outside. They all went outdoors and spotted what looked like a helicopter land at the nearby "Gaspar Cracia Laviana Town Sports Center." They all rode their bicycles to the sports center to better see what was going on. As they got near they could all see a very bright craft on the ground. Royllin attempted to approach closer but could not due to the intense heat. Three of the children then briefly saw two short, "robot like creatures" standing next to the object. The beings were "talking with a sound similar to insects" and had what appeared to be antennas and were very strange in appearance. Finally, the craft and beings left, leaving the young witnesses in a state of near shock. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2134, citing Aubrey Lewallen, National UFO News, May-June 1995).

1996 - At ten o'clock in the evening Irasema Margarita Cuevas and others in her household in Nuevo Centro, Abasolo, Tamaulipas, Mexico heard their dogs barking outside and went to investigate. Outside they saw a red-orange dome-shaped craft floating a few feet from the ground, near some nearby trees about 50 meters away. Soon a small humanoid emerged from the craft, about one meter in height. It began floating up and down in peculiar movements. From a belt around its waist a bluish beam of light emerged. The being appeared robotic in nature, somewhat resembling a "Power Ranger." After a few minutes the being re-entered the object, which rose up to join a similar craft. They both then flew towards the nearby swamps. Several witnesses then followed the objects and were able to see a brilliant light emerge from behind some trees and a huge column of gray smoke. Upon seeing this, the head of the household, Guillermo Serna Marquez, told his family to return to the house and went into the woods to investigate alone, on the way there he ran into a farmhand who accompanied him into the woods. They saw a luminous craft fly over the trees in the direction of the swamp, then a two meter tall humanoid appeared, floating above the trees and accompanied by the small robotic entity. They watched the beings float around and then enter the dome shaped object. After awhile they grew tired of watching and went home. The next day a large section of the ground was scorched in three enormous circles. Strange purplish-white, foam-like substance was also found at the site. Numerous other strange incidents were reported in subsequent days: small flying red spheres, more animal mutilations, and a large orange sphere that followed some of the UFO field investigators late one night. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 2948, citing Marco A. Reynoso).

2000 - Two cylindrical UFOs circled the Agnano housing development in Naples, Italy during the day, then ascended to a high altitude in a zigzag motion, one faster than the other. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2000, p. 37).

2001 - On this day a metallic disc made numerous zig-zags, wobbles, and sawtooth maneuvers over a farm in Santena, Piemonte, Italy. It made no sound as it flew. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18159, citing Revista Info UFO, issue #23).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 February 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reaction, blue beams, cylindrical UFO, domed shaped UFOs or domed discs, faceless humanoid with pointed ears, green UFO, landing sites with physical effects, low flying UFOs, luminous humanoids, maneuvering UFO, portholes, multi-year reports for Italy, robot-like beings, sensation of heat, short humanoids, tall humanoid, unintelligible language, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.