On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 2

1953 – Near Adelaide, South Australia a ghastly looking creature over six-feet tall, with a long scaly body, hissed at residents of Berri from the top of a tree. It leapt to the ground and ran off when someone fetched a gun. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 157).

1953 – Two UFO photographs were taken on this day, one in Bulawayo, Rhodesia and a second in North Bankstown, Australia. (Sources: CUFOS, letter; Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 157).

1957 – At nine o’clock in the evening in the South Yorkshire town of West Melton, England two witnesses saw a domed disc-shaped UFO spinning and rising into the sky. It reversed course and passed overhead. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: January-March 22, p. 4).

1959 – In Calhoun County, Alabama at 7 p.m. a silent silver globe hovered and maneuvered over the Anniston Army Ordnance Depot. The UFO made several quick circles in the sky then flew off toward the southwest. (Source: Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics).

1968 – In Castle Rock, Colorado 12 people saw a transparent bubble with 12 lights. It hovered fifty feet above the ground, and then shot straight up into the sky, shooting out two balls of flame while doing so. The lights were the color of car headlights covered over with mud. (Source: Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics).

1968 - Two snowmobile drivers in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada observed a pulsating, orange-yellow object nearby at 4:00 p.m.. This object was extremely bright. One of the snowmobile's engines stalled during the sighting and its driver felt a sensation of increased heat. The object moved out of sight shortly thereafter and the snowmobile could be restarted. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 232, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, Vol. 4, No. 6)

1971 – In Valencia, Spain at 2:30 p.m. three silver discs flew silently in a linear formation at a low altitude. They then tilted and separated, flying toward the south. Less than three hours later, at 4:15 GMT, two independent witnesses in Corfton, England saw a reddish-orange light about the size of a car flutter from side to side as it descended, leaving behind a black trail of smoke. It continued to descend vertically, and stopped burning just before it hit the ground. No traces were found at the site. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 124; Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, August 1971, p. 20, citing The Bridgenorth Journal, January 8, 1971)

1973 –In Nowra, New South Wales, Australia at nine o’clock in the evening five people saw a large disc make a 180-degree turn in the sky and follow their car. Figures could be seen through windows in the craft. The craft flew off to the east and out over the sea. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 141).

1975 – At 11:30 p.m. in Arguedas, Spain 30 military witnesses saw a domed-shaped object on the ground at an Air Force Base. Body lights were visible on the craft, and the ground was illuminated as the UFO took off. The sighting lasted four minutes, and ground traces were found. (Source: Ted Phillips, Skylook, December 1975, p. 16, citing Vicente Juan Ballester Olmos).

1975 – Two hours and fifteen minutes later, at 2:45 p.m. on the eastern shore of Kauai, Hawaii a married couple took three photographs of a 25-foot square UFO, flying below the clouds. Mr. and Mrs. Lindstrom reported that the UFO flew off slowly to the south-southwest. The photographs are regarded by CUFOS as of excellent quality and reliability. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, report dated January 7, 1976; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume II): A Thirty Year Report, p. 293).

1978 - Four young men were driving home on an isolated road in a flat boggy area called Simonswood Moss in Rainford, England when they realized they had taken a wrong turn onto a narrow dirt road bordering a ditch. Suddenly a seven foot tall figure appeared in the glare of the headlights, eight meters ahead. The being was wearing a white fluorescent one-piece suit with boots. It had no discernible facial features and it had very short arms ending in claws. It also had a box with two flashing red lights on its chest. The figure took two steps towards the witnesses and stopped. The witnesses panicked, left the area and drove to a nearby farm where they notified the authorities. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case #377, citing Peter Hough, UFOs 1947-1987: The 40-Year Search for an Explanation).

1978 - A man was sitting in his front room in Gomez Palacio, Mexico reading late at night when he suddenly looked up to see a tall blond, blue-eyed man in his room. The witness asked, "Who are you?" When he received no reply he asked, "What are you doing here?" At this point the stranger, whose body was surrounded by a strange glow, turned around without touching the floor. The visitor floated through the doorways of two other rooms and onto the patio at the rear of the house, followed by the witness. The glow around the man's body increased and he flew up into the air and out of sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Paul R. Hill, APRO Bulletin, September 1978).

1979 - Mr. L. M. went to open a window inside his house in Nuoro on the island of Sardinia, Italy because of the intense humidity when he noticed two short human like figures "floating" ten meters above the ground outside the building. Startled, he watched the two figures from his balcony. The two humanoids wore transparent coveralls, like plexiglass, and under that gray metallic outfits that emitted a bluish glow. They wore white-colored helmets on their heads with clear visors. He could see that their faces were normal; very handsome with large eyes. They also wore white tight-fitting boots and had a dark cylinder shaped "container" around their waists. During the encounter the witness felt chills. As the beings approached the house they smiled at the witness and were soon lost from sight in the distance. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing Archivio S.U.F.).

1995 – At around midnight in Durham, England a woman driving on a highway noticed her car lose power. At the same time, a short distance away, stood a short, goblin-like creature with large, bright oval-shaped eyes. It crossed the road in an “odd” way, only six feet away from her car. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1995).

1995 – At 6:25 a.m. a huge, coin-shaped disc hovered near the shoreline of New Port Richey, Florida for about a minute, and then shot away “like lightning.” (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1997 - On this afternoon in Campina Grande do Sul, Brazil a woman waiting for a bus heard a loud roaring sound resembling that of a lion. Moments later she heard what sounded like "heavy steps splashing in water." She next saw a dark round form that flew right over her street. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Carlos Alberto Machado).

2000 – At 1:15 a.m. a man in Mission, British Columbia saw an object larger than a van hovering outside his home. It made no sound. An occupant was observed inside the craft. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case 1).

2000 – At 9:30 p.m. a silver-gray object flew south in a straight trajectory over Yucca Valley, California. It made a low humming sound and had a tail of bright orange flame. The UFO was reported to the FAA by aviators, ground observers, and radio news stations. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2000, p. 16, citing Filer’s Files).

2001 – A bright round light approached a family traveling in a car on a road in Corralito, Argentina in the early morning hours. The UFO halted, backed up, rose to the height of some power lines parallel to the road, and then paced the car. It responded to the flashing of the car headlights by “turning off.” A local power failure was reported at the same time. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2001, p. 20, citing Filer’s Files).

2003 – At 4:05 p.m. local time a man took a photograph of a spherical UFO over Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – A pale blue, oval-shaped object made right-angled turns in the sky over Wyreema, Australia at 10 p.m. for a few seconds, then vanished. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - At 4:30 p.m. CST a dark gray, cigar-shaped UFO was sighted hovering over some fields in Garfield county, and were seen from a highway running between Enid and Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – At 5:20 p.m. PST two black triangular craft flew above San Jose, California at an altitude estimated to be above 30,000 feet. They hovered, then moved very slowly toward the east, and then reversed direction moving slowly toward the west. Two hours later a huge cigar-shaped flying object with 3-5 blindingly bright horizontal lights flew low overhead in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – At 8:00 p.m. a disc-shaped craft with lights around the perimeter flew over Winnebago, Minnesota and was sighted by two witnesses. The lights on the UFO changed color from white to red to green to blue. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 16 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: disc-shaped UFOs, goblin humanoids, hovering UFOs, inside occupants, oval-shaped UFOs, pendulum motion, photographs, roaring sound, tall faceless humanoid, tall Nordic humanoid, vehicle EM ignition interference effects.