On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 7

1948 - A very large saucer-shaped object descended over the Clinton County, Ohio Air Force Base at 7:20 p.m. It was witnessed by several including the control tower staff, who viewed it through binoculars. It came so close to the ground that it may have landed. It then ascended and shot away to the southwest. (Source: Wilmington (OH) News Journal, January 8, 1948).

1952 - A dot appeared in the western sky over the Apple Valley Airport in San Bernardino County, California that grew to a golden shining disc, 100 feet in diameter. The UFO cavorted for several minutes, made 90 degree turns, and flew away at twice the speed of a jet. It also was completely silent. The witness was a 57-year-old man named Mattern. (Source: Edward Sullivan, Civilian Saucer Intelligence--Los Angeles, letter from witness dated April 13, 1952).

1958 - At 2:15 p.m. two human looking figures again appeared to Mrs. Appleton in Aston, Warwickshire, England and spoke to her in a mechanical form of English. Their message stated that "our images are projections." Her first encounter occurred the previous November 18th, when a man appeared next to her fireplace while a whistling sound was audible. He was tall and fair, wore a tight fitting plastic garment, and seemed to communicate with her through telepathy. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 456, citing Charles Bowen, The Humanoids, p. 4; Hans Holzer, The UFOnauts, p. 87).

1966 - An 18-year-old high school student in Georgetown, Alabama was returning home from school when he observed a large silver ball about 15-20 feet in diameter. The ball was only 15 feet from his car at its closest approach. As it hovered near the car the engine died. The object was making a whining sound. It then moved behind the car and left. The car could then be restarted. The witness's watch also stopped working. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 158, citing Schopick).

1967 - At 5:45 p.m. a domed disc with lights on the dome appeared over St. Louis, Missouri. It hovered silently, then sped away. The entire sighting lasted ten minutes, according to the witness Mr. Siebel, who wrote and account of his sighting to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (Sources: NICAP files, letter dated January 21, 1967; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 325).

1970 - At 3:45 in the afternoon two cross-country skiers, Aarno Heinonen and Esko Viljo, heard a buzzing sound and saw a round, ten foot wide metallic object with a flat bottom and a dome in the sky outside of Imjarvi, Finland. It was wrapped by a reddish-gray mist. The UFO descended to within ten feet of the snow-covered ground in a forest clearing and the buzzing sound ceased. It was described as being so close to Heinonen that he could have touched it with his ski pole.

The two men next saw a beam of light come from an opening in the bottom of the craft. It created an illuminated area three feet in diameter on the snow beneath it, edged with black. A red gray mist descended again, and when it cleared both men could see, only 10 feet away, a three foot tall little man on the ground standing in the illuminated area. He had thin arms and legs, a pale waxy complexion with a hook nose, and wore a light green coverall uniform with darker green knee boots, white gauntlets, and a conical metallic helmet.

He held a small black box at his chest level with a pulsating yellow light from which a beam was emitted. Then the mist descended again, and long red, green and purple "sparks" floated out from the lighted area. A flame of sorts rose from this spot and the being entered the UFO. Then the mist vanished along with the UFO. After this experience, Heinonen found that his right leg was numb. He vomited and he passed urine that was black in color. Viljo also suffered severe physiological effects. Aarno Heinonen would go on to experience other close encounters, two years later, in a series of contacts with a fair skinned female being. (Sources: Sven-Olof Frederickson, FSR, May 1970, p. 23; K. Gosta Rehn, APRO Bulletin, July-August 1970, p. 6 & September-October 1970, p. 4; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-04 (A1075)).

1971 - In Dennis, Massachusetts a metallic cylindrical object was seen descending over a frozen lake at 7:10 a.m. The leading edge of the object tipped forward, and a trail of flames issued from the rear. The investigating witnesses, two teenage boys, found an elongated hole in the ice and steam rising from the agitated water. The UFO made no sound. (Source: Walter N. Webb case investigation files; NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1971, p. 1; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 357).

Dennis, Massachusetts CE-II Encounter

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1974 - Driving toward Warneton, Belgium along the French-Belgian border, the witness experienced the failure of the lights, engine, and radio of his car. He saw a landed object 150 meters away in a field to his right. The UFO was shaped like a World War I British helmet, was 7 to 10 meters wide, and stood on tripod landing gear. It had patches of orange luminescence on top with a white light underneath. Two beings were seen coming from the direction of the object, walking slowly and stiffly toward the car. The shorter entity wore an outfit with horizontal rings around the torso and a round helmet with a large, circular face plate showing a pear shaped, grayish head with no hair, round "marble like" eyes, a rudimentary nose, and a slit-like lipless mouth. He held an object like a short thick ruler with a pointed tip, aimed at the car. The taller entity wore a cubical helmet transparent in form, showing a face identical with the other's but with a small rectangular box under the chin. His suit was a dull metallic gray one-piece coverall, including gloves and heavy, pointed boots. He wore a black belt with a luminous disc in front and a diagonal "Sam Browne" strap from belt to shoulder, with a vertical row of "buttons" on each side of the chest. Both beings had long arms. The interior of the helmets appeared to be illuminated. A third entity was seen standing guard near the object.

The two beings approached to within four meters of the car and the taller was seen opening and closing his mouth. The witness felt a slight shock on the back of his head and heard, simultaneously, a low pitched, modulated sound. The two suddenly wheeled around and walked quickly back to the object, which now pulsated an electric blue color on top. The three beings boarded, the landing gear withdrew, and the object rose slightly, hovered, then ascended rapidly at a 60 degree angle. A car was then seen approaching, whose driver said he had seen the object and its occupants. As the primary witness drove off, he continued to get poor reception on his car radio. The duration of the close encounter was about 20 minutes. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-1, citing Jean Marie Bigorne, Lumeires Dans la Nuit).

1986 - At a trailer court in the mountain community of Butler, Pennsylvania at 10:54 p.m. a UFO emitted six "solid" light beams towards the ground. About 20 minutes later in Pittsburgh a silver-grayish disc-shaped UFO with body lights hovered in the sky, with a mist forming around it. The object tilted and then moved out of sight. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 29).

1997 - Ryan Chapman and two other witnesses were staying in a cabin at an undisclosed location in Florida when they saw strange flashing lights in the sky late on this night. Feeling apprehensive the witnesses decided to make a perimeter check of the area. Suddenly one of them screamed when he saw a large disc-shaped craft hovering over the cabin. One witness loaded his gun and began firing at the craft, but when nothing happened they ran back toward the cabin. Their way was blocked by several short thin gray-skinned humanoids that were carrying long needle-like implements. The creatures grabbed the three men who attempted to escape but were somehow overpowered. Ryan felt a pain in the back of his neck as he fell to the ground and blacked out. The next day, after coming to, they found strange marks on their chins, wrists and behind their ears. A scorched area was reportedly found on the roof and walls of the cabin. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2572, citing Internet Sightings page).

1999 - At six o'clock in the morning Lindsey Knott of Crawley, West Sussex, England reported seeing bursts of lights in her room and then finding herself onboard a round object with low continuous windows. She saw control panels located at the center of the craft that were manned by two metallic robot-like creatures and two dark-hooded beings. She also met the apparent leader, who she described as as human-looking and tall, with shoulder length blond hair, pale eyes, very pale skin, and wearing a dark blue jumpsuit. The night after the incident she awoke to find her room very warm and cloying. The air appeared distorted and fuzzy, and she also saw more flashes of light. She suffered from headaches and toothaches after the incident. She also felt hypervigilant. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, case # 3834, citing UFO Abduction Raw Data Page, UFO Watch).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, blue uniform, disc-shaped UFOs, domed disc, green uniform, Grey humanoids, human-looking UFOnauts, landings, low pitch modulated sound, mist generated by UFOs, physiological effects: electric shock or numbness, radio interference, robotic humanoids, short humanoids, silent UFOs, tilted UFOs, tripod landing gear, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, wristwatch stopped.