On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 24

1950 - At 1:15 p.m. 16 A.E.S.S. inspectors watched an aluminum colored, round UFO hovering over Los Alamos, New Mexico. It moved around for 20 minutes as if observing the nuclear facility, zigzagged, and shot straight up in the sky. At 1:55 p.m. two Albuquerque, New Mexico Municipal Airport Weather Observers, Luther McDonald and Harrison Manson, watched a white, slightly elongated oval-shaped UFO for 90 seconds through a theodolite while it flew straight and level. (Sources: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 26; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 642; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - A bright blue cylindrical object approached a B-29 flying over Antung, Korea at 11:15 p.m. It had a pulsating exhaust trail three times the length of the object. When it came within 3,000 feet it emitted a luminous beam of light. (Source: Project Grudge Report #4, February 1952, p. 29; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 15).

1953 - On this evening Warrant Officer and Mrs. Alden saw two bright red, round objects with big halos fly in small circles over Sherman, Texas at 7:43 p.m. The UFO climbed and then faded out over a 3-7 second interval. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1955 - On this morning a cyclist riding his bicycle in Broadlands, Hampshire, England saw a man wearing blue coveralls signal him to stop. The man then grabbed the witness by his hand, and using telepathy invited him to board a UFO hovering above a nearby field. The man accepted the invitation and was allegedly flown on a trip to see the pyramids in Egypt. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 858, citing Flying Saucer Review).

1958 - In the early morning predawn hours Dr. C. da Costa and two others were traveling by car in Conceicao Almeida, Brazil when their engine stalled near Santo Antonio de Jesus. It could not be re-started, and although they got out of the car to check the engine they could find nothing wrong, so they decided to sleep in the car. A short while later, at 3:05 a.m., a very large blue silvery disc-shaped object appeared with a flat ring spinning at high speed around the middle of the craft. It descended towards the ground a pendulum motion. Two of the men walked toward it, at which point it rose up to about 600 feet in altitude. The UFO then began a series of high-speed maneuvers, finally disappearing at 4:35 a.m. The car still would not start. At 6:30 a.m. the UFO appeared once more, looking silvery in color and hovering at a low altitude. It then shot away, vanishing almost instantly, and the witnesses' car could be started easily. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 460; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 91 (p. 15), citing Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space).

1959 - At 8:45 p.m. American Airlines pilot Capt. Killian on Flight 937 sighted three bright yellow-orange maneuvering lights, changing colors, above the cloud layer while flying over Philipsburg and Bradford, Pennsylvania. His co-pilot also sighted the lights, and up to 37 other witnesses from Pan American and United Airlines flights also reported seeing the unusual lights. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1959, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 31).

1959 - At 9:10 p.m. in Victorville, California two young men reported that a red egg shaped object made five passes over their house, which is located eight miles from George AFB. Their pet dogs began howling and ran to get inside the house. They also reported that the UFO caused radio interference. and made a humming sound. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 61; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 167; UNICAT database, case 280).

1963 - A luminous bluish-silver colored ovoid UFO was seen over Invercargill, New Zealand at 1:00 a.m., making a whine and humming sounds. One witness attempted to chase the object in a car. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1963, p. 6).

1968 - Two men in Westhill, Pennsylvania reported sighting an oval shaped UFO with a finlike rear projection on this night. It had red body lights that dimmed when an airplane flew past. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May-June 1968, p. 3; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 153).

1971 - A bell-shaped disc maneuvered around the mountains in Petropolis, Brazil on this evening at around 9:00 p.m. The glow from the object came on and went off at 30 second intervals. (Source: Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 118).

1973 - A cigar-shaped object hovered low over some pine woods two miles from Gaffney, South Carolina. It had nine windows or portholes along the side. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), case 118, citing Understanding magazine).

1974 - A disc-shaped object flew on a wavy trajectory over the nuclear center at Bagnols-sur-Ceze, Gard, France heading west. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 449, citing Liberte Est, February 24, 1974).

1975 - Two young men witnessed a 60-foot wide disc-shaped UFO hovering over a nearby field in Enfield, Connecticut at 9:50 p.m. The UFO effected their TV reception, and their dogs howled in the presence of the object. (Source: E. Jahn, field investigator, CUFOS case file report dated March 11, 1975; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1975, p. 1).

1976 - A six meter in diameter domed disc hovered over a road in Stratham, New Hampshire at 9:37 p.m. There were four legs on the bottom of the craft, and it was silent. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, Skylook, May 1976, p. 3).

1977 - At 3:00 a.m. Lothar Schaefler saw a cigar-shaped object carrying four very bright lights land about 150 feet away in Langernargen Bodense, Germany. The object emitted an extremely high-pitched, piercing tone of constant intensity. Lothar ran along the outside wall of his kitchen and threw himself on the ground behind some small bushes in front of the backyard fence. The whole area was brilliantly lit now. Next Lothar heard a short whistling sound, and felt a slight draft of air. He saw, appearing from nowhere, two strange alie- looking beings directly behind him. The figures were no more than 1.10 to 1.30 meters tall. The beings had somewhat human-looking bodies, but their long arms reached almost below their knees. Also conspicuous were their oddly cramped-looking fingers, reminiscent of those of spastic children. They wore somekind of frill around the neck - somewhat like a harlequin - with some 6-7 light green "star like serrations," but he could not make any other clothing. Their skin appeared to be paler than human skin. Their hairless heads were completely round, as were their clearly defined mouths. No nose or ears could be seen, and neither did they appear to have necks. The strange figures were rocking their torsos slowly back and forth. Their eyes were slanted and large like those of a cow, and they stared unflinchingly at the witness, who was now paralyzed with fear. He was so terrified that he beat upon the glass of the closed door, instead of opening it. Abruptly, the UFO and the entities then vanished "like a light being switched off." At least six other independent witnesses saw mysterious lights and objects over the area on the same date. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-09, citing I. Von Ludwiger & I. Brand).

1982 - At 6:30 a.m. a bright round, lighted object flew over a car in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. Its passage was accompanied by radio interference effects. (Source: Richard H. Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1984, p. 14).

1989 - A multi-colored triangular shaped object flew over the town of Butler, Pennsylvania making a roaring sound a 8:00 p.m. (Source: Stan Gordon, MUFON field investigation file 900310).

1992 - At 7:50 p.m. an observer in Porto Alegre, Brazil saw a glow in the clouds, then a saucer-shaped object descending through the cloud. The object directed a beam of light towards the ground. Several figures were visible inside the object, who also shone beams of light at the witness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case # 2395, citing UBPDV Brasil 1992).

1993 - At 10:30 a.m. a silent bell-shaped object, the color of brushed aluminum, buzzed a car being driven by two women between Mosca and Hooper, Colorado on Highway 17 in the San Luis Valley. It headed off toward the sound flying at 100 feet above the highway. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 53).

1997 - A 50-year-old grandmother was sleeping with her grandchildren in a room in Brigantine, New Jersey and had left several lights on to comfort them. At 1:00 a.m. she awoke and noticed that the lights had been turned off. Her eyes slowly became accustomed to the dark and she felt a presence in the room. She then saw two short figures standing near her bed.

She was then startled as one of the beings moved aggressively and grabbed her. She jumped up and punched the being in the face, and his skin felt like hard plastic. She struggled some more, grabbing the figure by the throat, noticing that the neck appeared horribly wrinkled. The being was about five feet tall and thin. She then bit the being; she said it felt like biting a cold piece of ham. After a few more minutes of struggling the being dropped to the floor. Next a third figure appeared in the room, and the two aliens who remained standing moved towards her. One brushed against her face and grabbed her wrist. He seemed to be stronger than the first. She suddenly fainted. When she regained consciousness the figures had gone. The children had apparently been left untouched. She suffered from a severe headache afterwards and found three puncture wounds on her neck. (Source: George Filer, New Jersey MUFON; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case #2672, citing New Jersey MUFON).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 22 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, animal reaction: dogs howling, bell-shaped UFOs, blue silvery UFOs, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, high-pitched noise, multi-year reports from Pennsylvania, nuclear facilities, oval-shaped UFO, ovoid UFOs, pallid round-headed humanoids, pendulum motion, possible abduction, red UFOs, RF TV and radio interference effects, round UFOs, Saturn-shaped UFO, short humanoids, silent UFOs, vehicle EM ignition interference, whistling sounds, white UFO, wrinkled dwarves.