On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 10

1953 - At 3:45 p.m. northwest of Sonoma, California two military witnesses with high credibility and training, named McNab and Hunter, saw a UFO make 90-degree and 180-degree turns and full stops, rise vertically, then shoot off toward the northwest. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 115; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2326; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 38; MUFON UFO Journal, issue 237).

1957 - Six witnesses in Stafford, England including a man named Roestenberg sighted a cigar-shaped object moving toward the southwest at 4:35 p.m. It left behind an orange trail twice its own length. When a jet plane approached it rose vertically and vanished into the sky. The duration of the sighting was five minutes. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, CE5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 170; Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1957, p. 9).

1961 - At 12:14 p.m. a Polaris missile launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida was paced by a UFO. Its radar signal was so strong that the radar tracking locked onto the UFO instead of the missile.The UFO stayed on the radar screen for several minutes. (Source: William R. Corliss & Jerome Clark, UFO Calendar 1999; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 411).

1961 - At 9:12 p.m. a bright red disc-shaped object was sighted near Benjamin, Texas by two men in a light plane. It followed their Beech Debonair airplane, zigzagged, and then landed. The pilot was interviewed by the US Air Force. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 32; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 43; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, Washington DC: NICAP, p. 24).

1967 - A gray 30-foot long ovoid UFO with a blue halo flew only 25 feet above a car on a road in Bruceville, Indiana at 8:30 p.m. It had lights on its rim and made no sound as it flew. It show away toward the southeast. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 19).

1973 - At one a.m. in Quarouble, France a glowing box shone a strong beam of light. It made some complex maneuvers, ascending into the sky, then flew off toward the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 126).

1975 - On this night three teenagers named Jones, Symms, and Dencie were driving by Lake Erie in St. Thomas, Ontario when a blue light came and hovered over their car, and then followed it along road. They made a sharp turn in their car, and the UFO made an even sharper turn. The car then stalled, and the radio went off as the light drew closer. It then flew off toward the west. (Source: London (Ontario) Free Press, January 10, 1975).

1976 - Near the shore of the ocean in Merville, Normandy, France a witness named Masseron heard a voice repeating "LPX LPX..." at around ten p.m. and saw a 1.5 meter long ovoid object standing on the ground. A black being stood nearby. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1978).

1978 - A 25-year-old man name Price observed two irregularly shaped bright yellow objects in the night sky while driving near Grafton, New South Wales, Australia at around 4:00 a.m. One of the objects approached and appeared to slowly move down a mountainside. It seemed to periodically issue a "shower of sparks". This initial sighting lasted for about 20 minutes. The man then drove on but had difficulty recollecting the next part of his journey. Some 30 minutes later he observed a very bright object that looked like a "chicken coop" at a place called Bakers Creek Falls, near Armidale, New South Wales. The object was on the ground, stationary for 10 minutes, and then it moved. It was a very large elongated object with "portholes", hovering over the ground. He took photographs but they only show a blurred yellow shape.

Mr. Price next got out of his car and set off walking into the paddock to try to get closer to the object. However, as he got nearer the object appeared to retreat into an extensive fog. The witness advanced and saw the fog retreating out of the ravine. Suddenly the movement of the fog stopped and returned along its original path towards him. It quickly enveloped him, reducing visibility to less than 10 feet. The fog was accompanied by a sound similar to a vacuum cleaner. Then the fog quickly dissipated along with the sound, leaving the witness alone. He returned to his car in the morning and noticed two "shockwaves" one minute apart, as if the whole area was suddenly shaken, and then normality. The witness could not recollect up to an hour of the journey despite traveling on a twisting and turning road, which presumably required the driver's constant attention. (Sources: ACOS Bulletin, September 1978, p. 27; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 248; Mark Moravec, PSIUFO Phenomena

1978 - On or before this day at 4:20 p.m. a married couple named Blakemore encountered a black cylindrical UFO with a turret at the rear in Blandford, Dorset, England. The UFO emitted a cloud of fog or smoke, radiated beams of light, and then ascended into the sky. (Source: D. N. Mansell, Awareness, July 1978, p. 4, citing the Yeoville Gazette, January 13, 1978).

1978 - Mr. Gould, age 52, was chopping wood just north of his house in South Middleton, Massachusetts at 2:30 p.m. when he spotted a white-suited figure standing on a path about 90 feet away. The figure was described as four and a half feet tall with broad shoulders and arms that hung down its sides. It wore a square helmet with two round eyeholes and gray gloves, each with three digits. The witness spoke English and French at the figure but got no reaction. After awhile the witness drove back home and on his way there spotted a large egg-shaped object on a slope in a partially wooded area. The object was dark gray in color and had bubble like windows. Ground traces were found. (Source: David F. Webb, FSR, June 1981, p. 24; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1906, citing Raymond E. Fowler; MUFON UFO Journal, issue #143; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 491).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 12 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounter, beams of light, black humanoid, blue UFO, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, fog or smoke, humanoid with broad shoulders, maneuvering UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from England and France, ovoid UFOs, radar-visual confirmation, UFO pacing ballistic missile, vacuum cleaner sound, vehicle EM ignition interference effects: engine and lights died; vertical ascent, white uniform.