On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 3

1948 - A disc-shaped object shot across the sky from west to east in 30 seconds over the coast of Vaasa, Finland. (Source: Project Blue Book files, case 99; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1289; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 1).

1953 - At one o'clock in the afternoon a metallic dome shaped UFO maneuvered five feet above a hayfield in Santana dos Montes, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Two 5.1 foot tall men jumped out. They had a shining ball on each of their square-toed shoes. There was a third occupant visible in the hatchway of the craft. One of the men had a cylinder that it pushed into ground, and withdrew. They then got back into the craft and it flew away. The witness, Sr. M. Ramos Bessa, had a severe headache after his close encounter. (Source: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 143).

1955 - At 7:25 a.m. two people in a car in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia saw a flying object approach to within 70 meters of them after their vehicle was stalled. On that same day in Vienna, Austria six silver discs flew overhead, leaving a trail of red vapor. Some citizens were panicked. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 248; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4260; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 30, citing Vallee).

1958 - At 4 o'clock in the afternoon a nuclear physics college student, Mr. Delacy, shot 90 seconds of 8 mm movie film of nine silver globes over Diamond Head on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. (Source: Project Blue Book files; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).

1959 - At 1:30 p.m. a six-foot long shining cigar-shaped object flew over Adelaide, South Australia. It gave off a red glow. It was followed shortly by a six-foot square object, spinning and shining brightly in the daytime sky. At 8:00 p.m. another cigar-shaped UFO hovered over Dover, Ohio at 40 meters altitude. It was large, silent, and had red, green and white lights on its surface. At about the same time or shortly after eight p.m. a round orange object flew south of Rochester, New York. It made a crackling noise as it flew. A nocturnal light exited from the larger craft, and flew off quickly to the west. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 164; Loren Gross, The fifth horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History, 1959: January-March, p. 4; NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1959, p. 5).

1963 - An airplane being flown over the state of Cordoba, Argentina had a close encounter with a UFO. The UFO projected a beam of light at the aircraft, and one of the plane's four engines quit working. (Source: UFO Nachrichten (Germany), February 1966, citing a newspaper clipping).

1966 - On this evening Mr. Staver, a rocket expert, watched a group of nocturnal lights maneuver in the sky over Los Altos, California, then shoot off to the west at an estimated 1,200 mph. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1966, p. 2; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers - Here and Now, pp. 58, 97).

1967 - At two o'clock in the morning a woman professional secretary driving down a road in New Richmond, Indiana had a close encounter with a bright, domed disc-shaped UFO. She described the object as looking like an inverted mushroom; it hovered over her car as she drove for 10-15 minutes. Her forward motion slowed, and she could not make her car accelerate to get out from under the UFO. The object finally made an odd maneuver in the sky and flew away. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 199, 454).

On this day in 1967 a strange little man entered the county courthouse in Athens, Ohio and asked for directions. He was fascinated with a ballpoint pen, as if he had never seen one before. (Source: Hans Holzer, The UFOnauts, p. 288).

1968 - At five o'clock in the morning Ms. Emma Grimble, an early riser, was sweeping the upper hallway of her guest house home in Ashtabula, Ohio when she heard a commotion downstairs near the tenant's mailboxes. Yelling "Get away from those mailboxes!" she rushed downstairs but was dumbfounded to see two little men, greenish yellow in color, clambering around the boxes and attaching themselves to the wall by "suction cups on their hands and feet." They glistened like metal, possibly wearing flexible, tight fitting metallic clothing. At her appearance the two little creatures rushed out the front door. She heard quite a loud scrambling around, as if there may have been five or six of them. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-11, citing D. L. McCulty, Saucer News; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 24).

1971 - On this night three small, fuzzy, round objects moved near a bridge and hovered over it as a car approached in Aberdeen, Washington. The engine of the car stopped, the radio had heavy interference, but the headlights remained on. The three objects, which were only about two feet in diameter, then rose slightly and drifted down the river quite slowly. The car could then be restarted. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June, 1971; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 304, citing APRO)

1973 - At 10 p.m. on this night in Blacksburg, South Carolina on Highway 43 a metallic domed disc chased a car at a very low altitude. The car's headlights dimmed during the sighting. (Source: newspaper clipping dated February 9, 1973; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 325, citing UFO Register 1974).

1975 - There were several close encounter reports on this day for 1975 in Tasmania, over the English Channel, in Argentina, and in the U.S. Midwest. At 8:30 p.m. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri physicist Harley Rutledge and his wife had a close encounter with a 20-foot in diameter, semi-convex glowing domed disc, that rose from behind some trees. There was a dim yellow light coming from its dome. (Source: Harley D. Rutledge, Project Identification, p. 195).

1977 - At 9:30 a.m. a 24-year-old woman and her young sister were doing the wash next to their rural home that was near Carapito Beira Alta, Portugal. They saw on top of a nearby hill a strange looking bulky figure that was dark and motionless. It resembled an eight-foot-tall box with a round head on top and legs that appeared too thin towards the bottom. A strange sound, resembling several dogs barking into a microphone, seemed to emanate from the figure. The two witnesses became afraid and locked themselves in their house. They next heard a sound like someone was dragging something outside on the sand path that encircled their house. The sound stopped at the edge of a nearby pine grove. This was too much for the 24-year-old woman, who suffered a nervous collapse. Investigators found a small radioactive spot at the foot of the hill, plus other ground traces in evidence. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 107, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia de Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis).

1978 - The Stovold family was driving between Cadnam and Fordingbridge, in Hampshire, England in the late afternoon when they spotted a turreted disc-shaped object hovering just 300 feet over the heath a short distance away. It had lights on the top of its dome. (Source: D. N. Mansell, Awareness, July 1978, p. 4).

1979 - At 11:15 p.m. a couple was crossing a roadway in Mirabello, Italy when they noticed a red beam of light on the ground. They got into their car and drove closer to get a better look. As they approached they perceived a strong burning smell, an odor like burnt human hair. The light resembled a pulsating vertical bar, red in color encircled by a round halo. As they got even closer they saw a human like figure walk in front of the light, and moments later a second figure walked from the opposite direction. As a result of the intense cold the witnesses had to leave the area. As they drove away they observed a similar but larger light on the ground in front of a nearby orchard. The light slowly pulsated. Again the witnesses had to leave because of the cold weather. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case 1555; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue).

1979 - Mindalore, South Africa

Sketch of 1979 Mindalore, South Africa sighting

1979 - There were two incidents involving missing time or abductions on this day. The first occurred in Mindalore, South Africa. A man and a woman were driving in foggy conditions near a mine at 11:50 p.m. They saw a gray cone-shaped craft with four legs that had landed, and then experienced a 20-minute lapse of time, but they did recall witnessing humanoids associated with the craft. (Source: Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1979, p. 3).

1979 - The second experience also occurred while driving. Mr. Filiberto Cardenas, age 45, was driving on Okeechobee Road just north of Miami, Florida with three family friends when the car engine suddenly failed. He and another man got out of the car to check under the hood when a large luminous object emitting a humming sound descended over the vehicle. The witness vanished in plain sight of the others, apparently taken up into the object by a beam of light.

He was found dazed two hours later and 16 miles away from the original location by a police officer. Later he recalled being taken up and blacking out. He found himself onboard the object and three human-like beings all dressed in tight-fitting white suits took him to an ocean front setting where they opened a "lock" on a rock and entered through a tunnel beneath the sea. The beings were of average height, wearing outfits that covered their heads with winged snake-like emblems on their chests.

They spoke to the witness in Spanish and mainly spoke about coming wars and disasters. He was led to a seat made out of stone and given a liquid to drink that tasted like honey. A huge door then opened in front of him and several persons came out. Cardenas began feeling a strong pressure in his chest and at this point an individual approached him and told him he was welcomed. The individual appeared totally human and spoke with a South American accent. Indeed this man told Cardenas that he was from earth but had lived with extraterrestrials for a while now.

He was then taken through a corridor into what appeared to be a great city. He then entered a small room where he was suddenly sucked into the wall, which then flipped over and became a bed. Paralyzed, he was unable to move and noticed several figures moving around him. As a light blinded him something was inserted into his ear. From the wall there emerged what looked like several arms ending in suction cups that covered his body. He felt no pain but could not move.

After the examination he was taken to another room. There he saw a tall seat and on it was a tall man wearing a cape; he also saw numerous consoles and monitors. He was shown images of three pyramids joined by a thin ray of light. Cardenas apparently slept several times and was awakened and given several tablets to eat. In another room he saw several human like figures wearing gray coveralls. In another room he saw a large gathering of people in what he thought was a "party".

Soon he was taken into another room where he saw a large rocket-style ship in which he was taken along with three other humans. He was made to sit on a suction-like seat. After a short trip he was made to exit and given something to eat. He last saw the object disappear into the distance. He was found disoriented by a police officer in an isolated section of the city. A medical exam found 108 tiny pricks on his body. Days after the encounter he suffered from severe sweating, extreme thirst, extreme temperature changes, and a strong sulfur like smell followed him, he also suffered from memory loss, decreased sexual appetite and strange time altering episodes. (Sources: Miami Herald, January 5, 1979; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A Mystery; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case 458, citing Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo; Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1979, p. 3; John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 84).

1980 - In Van Nuys, California a huge, domed disc-shaped object dropped from the sky at 8:30 p.m. to just 50 feet above the car containing three female witnesses. It tilted, then shot up. Two more discs then joined it. (Source: Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 14).

1984 - At 4:14 a.m. an ovoid UFO flew low over Lake Michigan and was sighted by three women in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The UFO had three portholes. (Sources: Donald R. Schmitt, International UFO Reporter, March-April 1984, p. 3; UNICAT, case # 1).

1986 - On a farm in Roseville, Placer County, California at 8:15 p.m. a 300-foot in diameter disc-shaped object flew right overhead, then made a fast 90 degree turn and was gone. The house and barn both shook as a result. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1037).

1988 - Some very bright lights in the sky paced a car for several miles around 5 p.m. in Grimsby, England. It was seen for nine minutes before it departed by shooting straight up. At 9:30 p.m. an ovoid flying object was seen over southern Leeds, England, then an airplane appeared in the sky. The UFO zig-zagged toward the plane, causing a near collision, then was gone. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, pp. 11-12).

1994 - A cone-shaped UFO approached a house in Ecouis, France at 11:45 p.m. shining a yellow light on it. It then flew away to the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 322).

1995 - In the town of Molenbeek, Brabant, Belgium at 3:50 a.m. a very luminous orange triangular UFO with a yellow center, passed overhead at 50 meters altitude. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17046, citing Banque OVNI Reports, issue # 95).

1995 - At 8:30 p.m. east of Rishon Letzion, Israel two nine-foot-tall giants in metallic suits were seen glowing in the desert. The depth of the impression of their 8 km long tracks in the ground indicated their weight was more than a metric ton. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17049; FSR, volume 41, number 1; Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).

1995 - At 5:00 a.m. a woman and her neighbors in Gladstone, Oregon witnessed a triangular craft with white and blue lights. She and her neighbors witnessed a total of five aerial craft. They also reported military jets in the area. At 6:00 p.m. that evening in Marysville, Washington a young man saw a similar large triangular craft with blue and white lights moving slowly in the night sky. It finally streaked off to the north. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania a number of cyclops looking humanoids exited from a delta-shaped UFO and took a pet parrot from the yard of a home in the city. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1998).

1998 - Also on this day a huge silver disc-shaped UFO followed a car in Traunstein, Bavaria, Germany. The lights on the rim of the craft were rotating. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18008, citing Phenomena, issue 38).

2000 - A 16-year-old girl in Stockbridge, Georgia awoke at 4:15 a.m. to see a short alien being standing next to her hed.  The undescribed being seemed surprised that she woke up and was holding one of her legs. She suddenly received a mental image of a flying object with five beings aboard in her backyard. Three days earlier her mother and brother had also seen beings in their rooms as well, according to the source. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, 2000 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3564, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, January 2000 archived webpage).

2002 - At 7:15 p.m. two witnesses driving in in Dubuque, Iowa  had a close encounter with a domed disc-shaped craft. The UFO had light blue flashing lights, was saucer-shaped with a dome-like top on it, and it behaved as if it wanted them to stop, according to the main witness. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, January 2002 webpage, report uploaded January 11, 2002).

2004 - On this day a metallic disc-shaped object hovered a few thousand feet above a yacht anchored offshore of Santa Monica, California. Those aboard took a photograph of the object. The estimated size of the UFO, base on the length of the yacht, was 30 feet. A few moments later the craft darted away. (Source: Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 213).

2009 - At 9:25 p.m. three dark orange or reddish orange colored objects were seen flying in a triangular pattern over Davie, Broward County, Florida. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, January 2009 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 2 January 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; bulky humanoid; car buzzings and pacings; cigar-shaped UFOs; crackling noise; disc-shaped UFOs; close encounters with domed discs; EM vehicle ignition interference; human looking short UFOnauts; missing time; multi-colored UFOs; multi-year reports from California, England and Ohio; multiple UFOs; physiological effects: memory loss, severe headache, thirst, unconsciousness;red beam of light; red vapor; short humanoids; silent UFOs; silver UFOs; triangular UFOs; very large humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson