On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 26

1951 - Ladd AFB, Alaska. At 7:10 a.m. USAF Sgt. J. B. Sells watched a dull gray metallic object, estimated to be 120 feet long and 10-12 feet thick. The UFO hovered, puffed smoke, and sped away after about 90 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - Architect R.M. Pierce, Marine Engineer George Avery and one other witness sighted a silver flying disc at 2:30 p.m. in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It had a white trail and made a loud roaring noise for 30-60 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1966, Hanna City, Illinois - An oval object about 15-20 feet in diameter came within three meters of a car around 8:00 p.m. There was interference on the car radio as it passed nearby. The object was glowing red with a dome on top and it made a strange "signal-like" noise. It eventually moved off to the north. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia; A Century of Landings; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 165, citing Vallee).

1967 - At 6:00 p.m. local time a low flying, bullet-shaped object flew over Dublin Airport, Ireland. It gave off blue and yellow flashes. (Sources: NICAP files, press clipping dated February 27, 1967; Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 20).

1967 - One hour later, a sound like a car without a muffler woke up a school teacher and her husband in Marlboro, Massachusetts at two o'clock in the morning EST. They looked outside and saw a white glowing egg-shaped object with a red light on each side in the sky, swinging back-and-forth in a pendulum motion making a purring sound. At 6:30 p.m. five people in Oxford, Massachusetts, including a newspaper reporter, saw a bright amber oval-shaped object which at times turned red. The UFO alternately hovered and moved at high speed. The reporter took a photograph of the object. (Sources: (1) Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 345; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p. 164; (2) Worcester (MA) Evening Gazette, February 27, 1967; NICAP files).

Marlboro, Massachusetts UFO with Pendulum Motion - 1967

Sketch of Marlboro, Massachusetts UFO - 1967

1967 - At 3:45 p.m. EST a married couple named Young in Abbotsford, Pennsylvania saw a small gray object approach just above the treetops and hover for about two minutes, glowing like white-hot metal and wobbling while stationary. The object moved slowly across the highway, stopped, then finally moved away to the west-southwest and disappeared after five minutes. (Source: NICAP report form dated March 28, 1967).

1967 - At 7:30 p.m. nine witnesses including four policemen in Wiarton, southeastern Ontario, Canada saw a bright shining object with body lights changing color from white to green. The UFO appeared to have streamers of light around it. It flitted about, hovered, and then disappeared. (Sources: London (ON) Free Press,  February 27, 1967; NICAP files; Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Summer 1967, p. 7).

1967 - At 7:45 p.m. two policemen, Edie and Border, in Coshocton, Ohio saw two light-colored saucers of different sizes with associated red flames. The larger object was stationary and the smaller satellite object moved about it. The two objects moved in and out of sight together. Other residents reportedly also had sightings. (Sources: Dover (OH) Daily Reporter, February 28, 1967; NICAP files).

1968 - An unidentified man in Phoenix, Arizona was awakened at one a.m. by a sharp knock on his door. "I saw a man standing in my room at some distance...wearing dark clothing...I couldn't see his face...he was slender and not tall, perhaps five feet nine. He changed position a few times...and then he was gone." (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing John A. Keel, Strange Creatures from Time and Space; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 39).

1968 - A huge, hairy creature was seen drinking from a pond in Curbarsi, Barcelona province, Spain during the daytime. Upon discovery by the owners of the property the creature fled. It matched the description by a passing motorist of a large hairy biped seen crossing the road several days earlier in Hostalrich. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing FSR, July-August 1968; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 40).

1971 - At 10:30 p.m. Mr. Robert Milcher, age 18, and a 10-year-old boy in Brooksville, Florida saw a hovering UFO at least 50 feet in diameter. It had red lights and a searchlight like beam, which responded to their flashlight signals. Inside a lighted dome were 6-10 occupants dressed in green coveralls standing around a control panel. They waved at the witnesses. The two boys felt a numbness and stinging sensation in their arms and wrists. When the UFO departed, it emitted a sound like a swarm of bees. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-11, citing William H. Lefevre, Florida UFO Study Group).

1973 - Helene, age 14, was riding the family snowmobile near McWaters, Quebec with her two brothers and seven other teenaged friends, all on snowmobiles, when at around 9 p.m. a giant "headlight" rose from behind them and flew over, illuminating the entire landscape. After it had gone, all the boys went off on a race, leaving Helene behind. The brilliant light source then reappeared and flew back over her. She estimated it was 60 feet in diameter. Suddenly its light went out, and Helene thought it must have been a plane that had crashed somewhere behind her. She turned her snowmobile around and drove back about 150 meters, then got off and walked toward a very large dark bulk that she could make out among some trees. When she was about 50 feet from it a small, cold hand came from over her shoulder and seized her by the chin, attempting to drag her backwards. Thinking it must be her younger brother playing a joke, she broke free and pushed her attacker back so that he fell down into the snow. Turning to face him, she saw a childlike figure smaller than her 13-year-old brother sitting in the snow. She ran back to her snowmobile and grabbed a flashlight, and turned it on the person who was now walking slowly toward her. She saw it was a being less than four feet tall, clad in a dark, close fitting uniform with a "plated" surface, and wearing a helmet covering the head down to the chin. A visor on the helmet reflected the light from the flashlight, and the being's enormous eyes shone brightly in the light, like those of a cat. Terrified, Helene dropped the flashlight, ran to the snowmobile, and fled on it. She was joined by the other snowmobilers, who were returning for her. Her left arm was paralyzed, so she was taken to a doctor at Rouyn, who gave her a sedative. The next day several people went out to the landing site, where they found a large patch of snow melted down to the ground. It was 50 feet in diameter and shaped like a donut. Next to it were the footprints of two small bipeds, a few yards away from each other. The tracks were short and wide with a large protruding great toe. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-84, citing Jean Ferguson, Les Humanoides).

1975 - At about 8:45 p.m. a professional man and his companion were on a fishing holiday at a lakeside camp on Lake Sorrell, Tasmania. The main witness was also a former Royal Australian Air Force aircrew member. He saw three glowing objects in the northeast sky, one smaller than the other two, and watched them for some time since they appeared unusual. Then he noticed they were not moving in the same direction as the clouds. Two of the objects moved closer to him and hovered, then receded, intermittently obscurred by clouds. Each had a pulsating red light on the underside. The closer object also had a row of red lights around the rim that were either changing from red to white or rotating. After several minutes the clouds, which had temporarily obscurred the UFOs, started to glow and he saw one object emerge and travel in an easterly direction, stopping over the north shore of the lake. The second object was visible further to the north, stationary over Mount Penny. The main object was now very clearly defined with the red pulsating light very strong. It remained in the area for 8 to 10 minutes. After a bank of clouds went through with a passing storm, the object reappeared, glowed brightly, and suddenly zoomed toward the witnesses "at phenomenal speed." It stopped abruptly 900 meters away and 150 meters up. A brilliant, cone-shaped light beam was projected down toward the lake and swept across the terrain, illuminating the side of the mountain. Then it swept back across the lake beneath the object and faded out. The surface of the lake glowed a flourescent blue. The object then shot away to the northeast "at a colossal speed." The second object sped off in the same direction at the same time. Radio interference was reported at the time. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July 1975, p. 1; FSR, April 1977, p. 30; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, case 73; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 220-221).

Lake Sorell, Tasmania, Australia Close Encounter - 1975

Sketch of Lake Sorell, Tasmania UFO - 1975

1979 - Ernaldo Camusoni, age 49, was clearing an overgrown field at the entrance to a farm in Serodino, Santa Fe province, Argentina late in the evening after 8 p.m. when everything became illuminated behind him, turning the darkness into day. When he turned around he saw an approaching object land 40 meters away from him. He tried to make out what the object looked like, but the light emanating from it was too intense to capture much detail. The shape was like a truncated cone. As he approached the object, he saw a strange luminous figure emerge from the rear of the craft. The figure appeared to be robot-like in nature, lacking any arms, and it did not move its body when it walked. Its head appeared to be of normal size, but it had what appeared to be a trunk-like object coming from the area of the face. It wore a very shiny outfit. The robot entity walked towards the witness, approached to within three meters, and stood silently, seemingly observing the witness. Camusoni didn't feel afraid, but did feel curiosity towards the strange entity. Apparently the creature did not want to communicate since it suddenly wheeled around, returning to the object and disappeared behind it. The craft then rose up and disappeared at high speed towards the south, making a rushing sound. The whole encounter lasted five minutes. Ground traces were found the next day. (Source: UNICAT database, case #601, citing Oscar Alemanno, Quarta Dimension).

1983 - A mother and daughter named O'Driscoll, driving near the frozen White Pond in Kent Cliffs, Putnam County, New York at around 8 p.m. saw a silent, multi-colored 200-300 foot wide boomerang-shaped object with many lights, at a minimum distance of 100 meters, which seemed to respond to their thoughts. It had a criss-cross lattice structure and tubes on its underneath side. Their car radio experience RF interference. Another independent witness that night saw probably the same object, a V-shaped array of 50 lights with the colors amber, red, and blue. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek and Philip Imbrogno, Night Seige, p. 8; UNICAT database, case 209, citing J. Allen Hynek; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 156).

1984 - Project Hessdalen ends its instrumented study in the Hessdalen Valley of Norway, near Roros. Nocturnal lights were seen all over the sky, and appeared to "climb" up the mountains, then flash. Observers were hit by a spotlight at 3:10 a.m. on this date. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 246).

1994 - A witness in a residential area of Rosyth, Fife, Scotland took two photographs of a saucer-shaped object before he was temporarily paralyzed and frozen in place. The object hovered close by for 15 minutes. (Sources: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, June 1994; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 16318).

1997 - A man was driving to work near Lee, New Hampshire when he saw four balls of white light zigzag in unison over some nearby power lines. They then hovered about 50 feet from the ground looking a little blurry. The witness continued driving east on the road and ten minutes later saw the same lights again over a bog. At this point he began to hear voices inside his head. Now having stomach pains, he heard the voices warn him against studying UFOs. He then asked several questions, which the voices answered. When he came upon some large pine trees there was a blinding flash of orange light, and he felt his vehicle being lifted up. He then apparently lost consciousness. He woke up an hour later inside his vehicle. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 2800, citing ISUR).

2000 - Three disc-shaped objects, estimated to be three times the size of 747s, were sighted flying in a V-shaped formation over Waterford, Ontario. They made a 90 degree turn together. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case 34).

2006 - In the late afternoon in Toronto, Ontario a witness was asked by his mother to come outside and check out a strange sight. Together they witnessed a disc-shaped object with a light underneath.  It was moving slowly through the sky, and appeared to be accompanied by many conventional aircraft. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 69, citing NUFORC).

2007 - A motorist driving down the highway in Sacramento, California at 11:00 a.m. saw a cigar-shaped craft with a red light in the middle.  The sighting lasted 15 seconds. Another cigar-shaped object was sighted in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California at 3:48 p.m. The bottom of the object was red and the rest was white. The second sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2007 website, reports uploaded Mar. 8, 2007).

2008 - At 1:00 a.m. an upside down, white colored V-shaped craft flew over Long Beach, California. A large cigar-shaped object that spawned 8 to 10 or more bright saucer-shaped bright luminous objects, flew over San Fernando, California at 3:30 p.m. At 9:00 p.m. witnesses in Green Valley, Pima County, Arizona saw a triangular craft over the hills to the east, far off in the distance. The craft appeared to remain very stationary, but at times would move. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2008 website, report uploaded Mar. 4, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: boomerang UFO; buzzing sound; cigar-shaped UFO; daylight discs; domed discs; humanoids without UFO; hairy humanoid; roaring noise; metallic gray or silver UFOs; missing time; ovoid UFOs; physiological effects: numbness, paralysis, and stinging sensations; robot-like humanoid; short humanoids; smoke; RF interference; telepathy; triangular UFO; UFO responds to light signal, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson