On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 4

1913 - An airship with lights was spotted by three witnesses including police as it flew over Dover, Kent, England southeast toward the sea; "motors" were heard. (Source: Lucius Farish, newspaper clipping, January 6, 1913; Desmond Leslie & George Adamski, Flying Saucers Have Landed, p. 36).

1949 – At 2:07 p.m. in Hickham Field, Honolulu, Hawaii Captain Paul Storey sighted a large, round, flat disc-shaped object that "blinked" and flew silently with a type of whitish reflection. The top of the craft looked dark. It flew at 3,000 feet altitude and circled the airfield, blinking once per second, finally flying away climbing into the northeast sky. The sighting is listed by the Air Force as an “unknown.” (Sources: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 275; Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 4).

1954 - Mr. Chesneau, a fireman at the Marignane Airport in France, saw a round luminous object slowly coming down and called the control tower to report it. When he came out again, the object had disappeared. (Source: Jimmy Guieu, Les SV Viennent d'un Autre Monde; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 205).

1958 – A woodcutter in Stavanger, Norway saw a UFO land in a forest at 2:30 in the afternoon. A very tall man with a tan face got out. The being wore a helmet as part of his uniform. After a few minutes he got back in the craft, and it took off without making any noise. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 455).

1959 – At 1:30 a.m. five people saw a luminous globe make sharp maneuvers in the sky about ten miles south of Clines Corner, New Mexico. It then hovered over a highway intersection for fifteen minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

1963 – A domed disc with tripod landing gear landed in a park in Rome, Italy. It was estimated to be five meters in diameter. The man who witnessed the landing said he felt a gust of wind as the UFO took off vertically and vanished into the sky. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 557, citing Momento Sera January 9, 1963; Robert Pinotto, Flying Saucers, January 1966, p. 60).

1965 - At 5:15 p.m. a procession of three bright, orange to red elliptical objects passed before observers in Bethel, Vermont at high speed and low altitude in rapid succession. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation, report dated January 18, 1965).

Bethel, Vermont 1965 Procession of UFOs

Sketch of One of the Bethel, Vermont UFOs - 1965

1966 - Three witnesses riding in a truck in Concepcion del Urugruay, Argentina had a close encounter on this night with a luminous green object surrounded by haze. The EM effects on truck caused the engine to slow and flip over. No serious injuries were reported. (Sources: Cronica, January 5, 1966; Uriondo Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 11; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II, p. 273).

1971 – A policeman woke up in his home and saw a 30-meter diameter disc in the yard outside his home, located between the towns of Crawford and Pine Bush in Ulster County, New York. The UFO hovered and pulsated close to his house for 40 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9224, citing Ellen Crystal, p. 19).

1972 - On this night a car was levitated in Sweden with possible missing time. (Sources: S. Helmer, FSR, May 1972, p. 31; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions:  The Measure of a Mystery, case # 243).

1973 - In Londrina, Parana State, Brazil Joao Marques, age 31, observed a UFO hovering over the road near his home at 2:30 a.m. A door in the craft opened, and a human-like figure in white descended on a rope to the ground. The being then picked up a bit of grass and put it to his nose or mouth, then discarded it. He next picked up a hydrangea plant, which he took with him. He ascended the rope and entered the craft, and the UFO left. The height and other features of the being were not given. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1973-125 (A1185); Walter Buhler, SBEDV Special Bulletin).

1974 – Two woman driving in a car in the suburbs of Chicago followed a low flying UFO in Berwyn, Illinois at around 5:15 p.m. The object had two bright lights and a red tower-shaped structure. It flew at an estimated 75 feet above the ground, then hovered over a high school athletic field. It turned off its lights when it flew away. At shortly after 7:00 p.m. a UFO hovered over Legler Lake, Minnesota. At eight p.m. in rural Lake county Minnesota police officers Haugan and Dufresne of the Waldo Township Police saw four “unbelievably bright” lights, the color and hue of a burning log, from their patrol car. The lights flew to the west, then banked and flew off toward the southwest at an estimated 800 feet altitude. Their sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Sources: MUFON Field Investigation files, report dated January 6, 1974; CUFOS case investigation files, report dated May 12, 1975; Two Harbors (MN) Chronicle and Times, January 10, 1974).

1977 - At 12:30 a.m. man was training his German shepherd dog in a pine grove in Carapito Beira Alta, Portugal when the animal suddenly became agitated and sat next to him. He then saw hovering 10 meters from the ground a dark metallic domed object that was emitting a beeping sound. Near the object was a very tall, heavy set figure, human like. The object suddenly emitted a silvery lighting flash and disappeared, and so did the bulky figure. The witness suffered from severe headaches soon after the incident, and his dog died with no obvious cause of death in August of the same year. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 106, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia De Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis).

1978 - The witness was lying in his bed in Wrose, England on this night when a short silvery transparent figure suddenly appeared hovering above the bed. It seemed human like and was wearing a monk like robe. It also appeared to have some short wing like protrusions and a bright halo type light around its head. It vanished in plain sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case 1790, citing Nigel Watson, Portraits of Alien Encounters).

1979 – A group of four farmers saw a small glittering sphere float about in the sky over Jitra, Malaysia at 6:45 a.m. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 86).

1979 – That same morning at around seven a.m. in Rowley Regis in the West Midlands, England, Mrs. Jean Hingley had waved goodbye to her husband on a bitter cold morning when she saw a light in the garden. Thinking he had left the light on she went to investigate, but it was turned off so she returned to the kitchen. She put down some food for the family Alsatian dog and called him from the garden, but he flopped down as if drugged and gazed at the ceiling, glassy-eyed. Then, with a "zee---zee-zee" noise, three weird creatures flew past her into her lounge. They were only one meter tall and had waxy white faces, coal-black eyes with no eyebrows, and very thin mouths. They wore silvery clothes with transparent fishbowl-type helmets over their heads. These humanoids also had transparent “wings” or wing attachments. Jean clung to her sink paralyzed but then, she says, she also suddenly floated towards the lounge.

Jean noticed that the aliens were inspecting the ornaments on the Christmas tree with interest. They also probed into her mind with telepathy—“It was like a light or an X-ray penetrating.” They told her she would not be harmed and, when she asked where they were from, one said, “We come from the sky.” When she explained the house was decorated to celebrate Jesus’s birthday, they claimed “We know all about Jesus.”

They said they would return. “We come down here to talk to people but they don't seem to be interested.” Finally, when she showed them how to light a cigarette they fled as if in terror, taking a mince pie each with them. Outside in her garden was an egg-shaped object with windows. They floated into it, and it took off, emitting a bluish flash and pulsating twice before disappearing with a flash. The dog returned to normal, and Jean called the police. The electric clock in the house had stopped, and all her cassette tapes were magnetized and unplayable. In the snow where the object had sat was an oval outline, which the local UFO group was able to photograph before the snow melted. She also suffered from a case of conjunctivitis as a result of her close encounter. (Sources: Alfred Budden, Fortean Times, June 1988, p. 40; Jenny Randles, Abduction; Patrick Huyghe, Field Guide to Extraterrestrials, p. 92; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 440).

1988 – Two 35 centimeter red spheres maneuvered low over a field in Vetterslev, Denmark starting at 6: 45 p.m. and continuing for two hours. Melted snow and small footprints were later found in the field. During that same time there were at least eight UFO sightings reported throughout parts of Yorkshire, England. At 8:10 p.m. a torpedo-shaped object, resembling a World War II V-1 German “buzz-bomb,” flew over the city of York. It reportedly emitted smoke, flame, and debris, and was followed through the sky by a brilliant ball of light. At 8:45 p.m. a thin, pencil-shaped UFO with red and blue running lights was sighted in Selby. At 9:10 p.m. a ex-RAF man saw flashing lights around a 400-foot diameter, layered disc that glowed orange in Leeds. In Dewsbury at 11:30 p.m. a disc flew back and forth in the sky, making a swishing sound. It either extinguished its lights, or vanished, because its disappearance seemed to be instantaneous. (Sources: Scandinavian UFO Information Newsletter, issue #11; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, pp. 14-17).

1990 – Several people in Mauriac, France at 12:40 p.m. witnessed a black disc-shaped UFO with two rows of square windows. It had four legs and a tube in the front, and moved through the sky slowly and silently. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #300)

1992 - A farmer in Saga Prefecture, Japan, who had been experiencing cattle mutilations heard his dog barking at night and went out to his barn to check. He saw a small white object floating in his barn, like a jellyfish with things like tentacles hanging from the bottom. It drifted outside and vanished. When he investigated further he found he had a cow with a broken leg. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database website, Case # 2343).

1994 - At five minutes after midnight in Tronville-en-Barrois, France a domed disc-shaped object landed or came very close to landing in a field, illuminating the entire area. Three figures are seen inside a doorway, one of them exited from the door of the craft. (Source: Claude Raffy, Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 322).

1994 - In Maplethorpe, England at 11:25 p.m. a huge, silent triangular craft was seen near some microwave transmission tower dishes. Several televisions in the area changed channels. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1994).

1996 - Madeline Tolentino was driving with her 2-year-old son in her Isuzu Trooper in Campo Rico, Puerto Rico with the windows rolled down. They were driving on Route 185 near a horse track called El Comandante at seven p.m. when she smelled something pungent, like sulfur, which irritated her throat. She kept driving and suddenly saw a creature with glowing red eyes. It ran across the road in front of her SUV and disappeared. Frightened, she returned home to tell her husband. He went back to the area and noticed the pungent odor but did not see the creature. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case #2807, citing Chat Deetken).

2003 - At 2:40 a.m. PST three large, white circular UFOs hovered in the sky over Rosswood, British Columbia. In San Isidro, Texas at 5:15 a.m. twelve oval-shaped objects moved around in the sky for over one hour. Eleven or more bright objects moved across the sky in formation in clear daylight in Chula Vista, California at 2:30 in the afternoon. That evening at 9:41 p.m., in Bayport, New York, two glowing objects chased each other, swirled around, and danced in the night sky. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, January 2003 website).

2003 - In Fulton, Missouri Bob Simon, age 25, awoke at three a.m. while he was being dragged towards the bedroom window by an unknown intruder. He looked up to see a very tall thin humanoid with red eyes, no mouth, and a gray body. It had huge hands with very long fingers. Recovering his senses, Simon struggled with the alien and managed to grab a small knife next to his bed and stab at the alien. The alien seemed to have been hurt, and relaxed his grip on Simon. There was a sudden blast of bright light and the creature vanished. Simon claimed to have scratch marks on his body. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing UFO Watch).

2004 - At 8:30 p.m. an Aer Lingus Boeing 737-400 with 135 people on board was damaged by near a miss with a UFO while flying 15 nautical miles offshore of Ashbourne, Ireland. The UFO caused a power drain and a purple glow around the 737 as the triangular UFO flew in front of the airliner. It also caused a huge turbulence in its wake. A second aircraft encounter occurred on the same night at 10:30 p.m. when a A330-200 with 213 people on board encountered a flashing strobe light over Slane, Ireland. The airliner encountered a triangular UFO with an estimated 360 foot wing span. The UFO circled the plane aggresively. The second encounter lasted several minutes. Both encounters were tracked on airborne radar. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, pp. 41-42).

2004 - A white egg-shaped object was seen floating in the sky at 10:00 a.m. PST in Hayward, California. It was five feet in diameter at the thiner dimension. The two witnesses then saw two more objects about three-fourths the size of the first, also egg shaped, gray in color, but not metallic. A white object changed shape slightly into a smooth diamond 200 feet up. The sightings lasted five minutes. (Sources: Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 214; MUFON UFO Journal, issue 430).

2004 - Two oval objects that could travel at extremely high speeds were sighted in Holyoke, Massachusetts at 2:00 p.m. EST. At 2:30 p.m. a silver disc-shaped object with a bulge on one face, estimated to be maybe 30 feet across, was sighted in Fort Myers, Florida. It reflected sunlight and bobbed around at between 3,000 and 5,000 feet altitude. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, January 2004 website).

2004 - A very large, hovering disc-shaped object that appeared to be lighted from within was sighted in Four Oaks, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. The object also appeared to have flashing lights on the outside. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, January 2004 website).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; animal reactions; apparition; beeping sound; bulky humanoid; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; helmets; hovering UFOs; humanoids; humanoid with glowing red eyes; ignition interference EM effects; jellyfish-shaped object; landings; luminous UFOs; maneuvering or dancing UFOs; multi-year reports from England and France; pungent odor; silent UFOs; small flying spheres; TV interference; very large triangular UFOs; vertical ascent; very tall UFOnauts; white UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson