On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 28

1904 - At 35.97 N 128.60 W in the Pacific Ocean between Honolulu and San Francisco at 6:10 a.m., three large dull red bodies flew in from the northwest over the U.S.S. Navy ship Supply. The largest one was egg or pear shaped, and six times the apparent size of the sun. The objects flew in an eschelon formation, flying very fast below the clouds. They gained altitude, turned, and travelled off to the west-northwest while climbing above broken clouds. There were at least three sailors as witnesses, including the main witness named Schofield. The duration of the event was more than two minutes. (Sources: New York Herald, March 9, 1904; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 6; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 36; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. and Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 90; Bruce Maccabee, International UFO Reporter, September 1984, p. 14).

1913 - At 8:15 p.m. the trawler S.S. Othello was returning to port of was 120 miles from the coast of Humberside, England in the North Sea when an airborne object with a powerful searchlight dipped down from the night sky and circled the trawler twice at the height of the ship's masthead, with the searchlight focused on the ship. The UFO made a whirring sound as it flew. The main witness was named Parker. (Sources: Hull Daily Mail, March 4, 1913; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 9).

1952 - An oil company employee was driving on the highway in Lomo de Ballena, Peru at 4:30 p.m. when he allegedly encountered a 10 meter in diameter disc hovering 500 meters away. Three uniped beings with rough, towel-like skin that looked something like "mummies" glided from the hovering object toward him. They communicated a message to him, warning of the dangers of atomic energy. He was also given a short tour flight on the craft. (Source: Richard Greenwell, FSR, November-December 1970, p. 12).

1953 - Philippe Daurces and four other witnesses in Beirut, Lebanon sighted a procession of 12 disc-shaped objects with distinct contours at 6:30 p.m. Each craft had a bluish leading edge and left a trail of smoke. They flew across the sky one after the other, crossing the sky on parallel courses within a few minutes. When viewed through binoculars, each had a crimson red light. They flew at a constant speed, and it took them three minutes to fly from zenith to the horizon. They made no sound. (Sources: Aime Michel, The Truth about Flying Saucers, p. 129; UNICAT database, case 412, citing Aime Michel; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 183; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 30).

1959 - Private Gerry Irwin, a Nike missile technician, was driving from Nampa, Idaho to his barracks at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He had reached Cedar City, Utah at about 1 p.m. when he observed a glowing object cross the sky. Irwin decided it could have been an airliner on fire attempting a crash landing, so he went to investigate. Using shoe polish, he wrote "Stop" on the side of his car, and left a note on the steering wheel that read: "Have gone to investigate possible plane crash. Please call law enforcement officers." A short time later a fish and game inspector did stop and took the note to the Cedar County sheriff, Otto Pfief, who returned to the site with a group of volunteers. No trace of an airplane crash was found, but Irwin was soon found unconscious and taken to a hospital. When Irwin finally woke up form a deep sleep, he was puzzled by the absence of his jacket. He was flown back to Fort Bliss and placed under observation for four days, after which he returned to duty.

Irwin behaved strangely: he was plagued by fainting, didn't seem to be aware of the correct date, and kept asking, "were there any survivors?" He was placed in a hospital for psychiatric examination. On April 18th, the day after being discharged, Irwin felt a powerful urge to return to the site of his strange encounter. Once there he walked straight to a bush and found his missing jacket. There was a pencil in a buttonhole with a piece of paper wound tightly around it. Irwin curiously took the paper and burned it. He then went to sheriff Pfief, who provided him with the details of the initial incident. Shortly afterwards Irwin's case came to the attention of the inspector general, who ordered a new investigation. On July 10, Irwin re-entered the hospital. On August 1, he failed to report for duty. One month later, he was listed as A.W.O.L. and was not seen again. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, citing The Ignored and Unexplained; Jacques Vallee, Passport To Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 481).

1959 - At 8:40 p.m. a round silver disc-shaped object hovered in the sky over the city of Cordoba, Argentina for 15 minutes. It gave off several brilliant flashes before vanishing. At 11:40 p.m. a rotorless silent helicopter-shaped object directed a beam of light at some linemen workers in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. Red lights were seen exiting from the object. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May 1959).

1969 - In Miajadas, Caceres, Spain at 2:45 a.m., during the same time that an earthquake hit the area, a truck driver and his assistant observed a strange craft and five humanoid beings, described as tall and luminous. Seized with an irrational fear, they drove away as quickly as possible. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-13 (A1030), citing Manuel Osuna).

1974 - The witness was motorcycling to work in Hirson, France at 5:30 in the morning when his motorcycle stopped suddenly in Origny en Thierache, and he found himself face to face with two beings he described as "cosmonauts" standing in the road. The two men grabbed his motorbike and and held on to it firmly. They were dressed in dark coveralls with square helmets, and sleeve-length gauntlets, but it was too dark to see their features through their helmet visors. They wore sleeve-length gauntlets, and one being gestured to the other, who brought out from a bag on his back a small piece of substance resembling chocolate; this he presented to the witness, urging him by gestures to eat it. The witness did so, but to his surprise it had no noticeable taste. They then moved off and let him pass. About 100 feet to the right side of the road he had saw a large, dark circular mass about six feet high, sitting directly on the ground. , where traces of crushed grass were later found. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen,
Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 136, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-06 (A1302), citing Jean Marie Bigorne, Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #139 (November 1974, p. 9)).

1974 - On a mountain road at 10:30 p.m. between Liac and Gensac, France a motorcycle engine died in the vicinity of three red orbs in the sky. An ovoid and dark mass approached from the hills. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #137).

1974 - At 11:00 p.m. in Mellionec, Cotes-Nord department, France two luminous 20 cm long ovoid objects hovered only 1.5 meters above the ground, then rose silently over the rooftops of the town. A third object joined them. (Source: Jean-F. Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 47).

1974 - In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a man reported that he was home alone at 7:30 p.m., standing in his kitchen, when he suddenly was transported to a square room with no apparent doors or windows. A loud voice emanated from a box-like device in the corner of the room which told him to remain calm. A door then appeared in the wall across from him, then the door opened and a large dark, oval-shaped "apparatus" emerged. The apparatus came towards him and a yellow light came down from the top of it, illuminating him. From out of the oval-shaped machine emerged a figure that was an exact replica of the witness. This double spoke to the witness and told him that he did not intend to harm him or anybody else. This being then disappeared through one of the walls. A large TV like screen then appeared. The witness could see the actions of his double through this screen and was directed to assist him with his voice. He was finally released and the aliens apparently recalled his double. The aliens told the witness that they were here to help humanity. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case # 829, citing Irene Granchi, FSR, Volume 32, Number 3).

1993 - In County Wexford, Ireland a woman was taking a morning walk along a country road by herself when whe heard an odd sound coming from a nearby ditch by the edge of a field. She went over to look and there she saw a little dwarfish woman, about two foot tall with long red hair, who was trying to pick up a smooth stone that was wedged in the soil. The woman was wearing a purple outfit and had what appeared to be two raven feathers in her hair. When the witness got closer she could see that the dwarf was struggling with the stone. The little woman suddenly noticed the witness and vanished in plain sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 281, citing The Star Network Heartline, Vol. # 12, April 1993).

1994 - In Chester, England at 2:30 p.m. a blue domed cigar-shaped object hovered, darted about, then shot up in the sky very fast. It had fins on the ends and a light on the top. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1994).

1996 - Five people driving on highway 375 in Nevada down an isolated stretch of desert road watched a silent, silvery gray disc land about 50 feet away from them. It was flat on the bottom and about 30 feet in diameter. Three beings described as thin, gray in color and with large heads, emerged from the craft. They shuffled around outside for a short while and then went back inside the UFO, which promptly took off. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 2847, citing UFOs On Line).

1999 - Ana Carolina de Machado reported being chased by three hairy humanoids with large round eyes in Votoporanga, Sao Paolo state, Brazil as she was walking through the city park at 12:12 a.m. According to the witness the humanoids suddenly materialized in front of her and then began to chase her. She managed to elude the creatures by running to a nearby security detachment post. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2006 - According to the witness, at 12:30 a.m. in Sabana Grande, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico he saw three or four Grey aliens standing near a landed bell-shaped object for 60 minutes. They and the object were 650 feet away. They stood 3-4 feet tall, had long fingers, almond eyes, and big heads. There was a sequence of lights from the top and sides of the bell, as well as the rim of the disc-shaped bottom. There was a probe-like arm that hovered and moved 20 feet from the ground. (Source: John Hayes, www.ufoinfo.com, Puerto Rico reports webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 February 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: amnesia, communication, disc-shaped UFO, hairy humanoids, luminous humanoids, mystery disappearance of UFO witness, nautical encounters, short humanoids, silent UFO.