On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 13

1910 -  Several thousand people in Chattanooga, Tennessee watched a white cigar-shaped object that passed rapidly over the city at around 11:00 a.m. at 500 to 1,000 feet altitude. It disappeared into a bank of smoke along the river. "Flags on the custom house hung limp [so the wind]…would not have propelled a...balloon." (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers Are Real, p. 61; Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 8; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 27).

1957 - Two men, West and Liddell, watched as a forty meter in diameter fluorescent oval-shaped object nearly touched down on the grass in Balfour, New Zealand at 3:10 a.m., but it jumped away as the two men approached. It changed to a bluish-white sphere with a dark red center. It cleared a fence, and then vanished. (Source: Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 106).

1958 - At 6:30 p.m. in Casino, New South Wales, Australia Brian Crittendon, age 21, was chased by a dome-shaped object that emitted a narrow light beam toward the ground. He was so frightened that he drove home on a flat tire, followed for five kilometers by the object, which was about 50 meters away from him and 10 meters above ground. It overtook his car at a speed in excess of 100 km/h. Radio interference was noted but the UFO made no noise. There was an independent witness to the UFO. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs in the Southern Hemisphere, p. 49; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 457; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 89).

1959 - A witness driving alone in Bygholm, Denmark saw a stationary object ahead in the sky. After about five seconds the object moved toward the car and passed over it at a height of 100 meters. The car's engine stopped at this point but the headlights were not affected. The object, which now changed color from yellow-green to yellow-white, moved quickly away into the west. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 75; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 97, FSR, Vol. 5, No. 5)

1959 - At 7:00 a.m. Robert Collins, while driving a pick-up truck near Greenville, Pennsylvania, noticed lights in the sky he thought were a plane making an emergency landing. The lights eventually coalesced into a single bright light. This light then hovered over his truck for several minutes. His truck's engine, lights, and radio failed at this point. The light, which was too bright for Mr. ColIins to discern any structure, departed quickly to the west and out of sight in 30 seconds. The truck then could be restarted. (Sources: Greenville (PA) Record-Argus, January 31, 1959; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 98, citing Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 75).

1967 - Nine-year old Freddie Amos woke up at 1:30 a.m. in his farmhouse in Iola, Kansas to see a round object hovering motionless low over an adjoining field. It was 25 feet in diameter, had a dome on top, short wing-like protrusions, and three wheels on its underside. There were red lights on the ends of the "wings," and a blue light on top of the dome. A man stood inside the dome looking out, and another man was visible sitting behind a console behind him. The man standind wore a "crinkly" green uniform that covered him entirely; his face was in shadow and his facial features could not be seen. This "terrible" man frightened the boy although he could not say why. He got back into bed but continued to watch the object, which circled his house and hovered again for five minutes back in its original position before flying off. In the morning some of their cows were found to have broken through the fence around their pasture. One had broken her leg. A pond in the pasture near the site continued to remain unfrozen although the temperatures were well below freezing. This encounter occurred during a minor concentration of UFO sightings at nearby locales. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-7, citing Mary Conger for NICAP; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case 26).

1967 - At 10:00 p.m. Pilot Carl M., a flight officer, and passenger Jimmie Moran on a Lear Jet 23 en route from Houston, Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada flying at 41,000 feet and 300 knots saw a red oval luminous object in the 10 o'clock position. The object split into four similar red oval objects vertically a number of times, each separated by about 2,000 ft and each emitting a "red ray". They then retracted up into the top object. Albuquerque radar tracked the object 39 miles ahead of the Lear jet moving on the same heading, with no transponder signal. The object blinked off visually for 30 seconds then blinked back on. Albuquerque control contacted a National Airlines DC-8 over Casa Grande, Arizona, whose pilot confirmed the Lear Jet pilot's reports. Albuquerque control warned the Lear that the object suddenly darted towards the Lear at high speed, and within seconds the radar blips merged. The object flooded the Lear Jet with intense red light so bright the pilot had difficulty seeing his instrument panel, and it maintained a position in front of the Lear for a few minutes. Then, it blinked off-on again and started to fall back behind the left wing, but then pulled forward again. When the object blinked off the Albuquerque radar controllers would lose contact with the object, then regain it when it blinked on again. Both the UFO and Lear jet made left turns over Winslow, Arizona, when Los Angeles ARTC Center radar picked up both targets. Past Flagstaff the object climbed at a 30 angle disappearing to the west in less than 10 seconds. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Hynek UFO Experience, p. 72; Charles Bowen, FSR, May-June 1972, p. 13, Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 35; UNICAT, case # 318).

1968 - At 6:20 a.m. in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania a large round white object, at times reddish, emitted smaller satellite objects that maneuvered independently. The larger UFO was 40 to 50 feet in diameter UFO and about 350 feet in the air. It rose slowly, and gave off a white haze. The white light then changed color from red to reddish-orange then back to white. It emitted four small red balls of light from a hatch, then five white ones. There were at least 20 witnesses. That night in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania the Rev. R. Mossir reported sighting four pulsating objects leaving a white UFO, which seemed to explode in the sky after the red objects left it. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1968, p. 1; Skylook, February 1968, p. 1 & 5; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 414).

1969 - In Vado Ligure, Italy at around 6 p.m. an eight meter in diameter circular object was seen taking off from a construction site, crushed grass was found at the landing site. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 8708; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, case 63).

1970 - A witness riding on a motorcycle on highway D123 north of Cramoisy in Oise department, France encountered a low flying, slow moving, 10 meter long sausage-shaped object with a row of portholes in front at 6:45 a.m. The witness felt sick later. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 9556, citing LDLN Lecteurs).

1977 - At 12:30 a.m. a 17-year-old woman driving in Plantation, Florida had her car paced by a disc-shaped object. It engaged in erratic maneuvers, and then was joined by a second disc. Both objects flew off to the east. They did not appear on radar. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, pp. 2 & 36).

1979 - On this evening, perhaps as early as 4:30 p.m., a 50-year-old farmer named Mancini in Viterbo, Italy spotted a large blindingly bright fiery red sphere descend in a nearby pasture. The sphere changed colors to a bright orange and then to red, and finally dimmed to reveal a two-meter wide metallic sphere. A small man only 20 inches tall, wearing a silvery white suit, emerged from the object and walked around the object, frequently bending down as if he was picking things up. Frightened, the witness ran away from the scene. The object took off and flew to the northwest. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 15 , citing Hoja Lunes, Jan. 15, 1979; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, case 143; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13608; BUFORA Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 996).

1979 - At 11:50 a.m. a 12-year-old boy named Suarez, the son of the school's janitor, was alone in a school room in Loreto, Santiago del Estero province, Argentina when he heard a sudden noise. Looking around, he saw a rectangular silvery object, five feet tall by two feet wide and three feet long, hovering a few inches above the schoolyard ground. Two flaps opened on the sides of the object and two little men emerged and descended. Each was about three feet tall and dressed in shiny aluminum colored one-piece coveralls, and their hands had only four fingers. Both wore helmets with dark faceplates that covered the eyes. They each had a device with a tube and clock-like instrument attached. They entered the school and one being grabbed the boy. A voice coming from the object spoke to him in Spanish telling him to sit down. Once seated the boy was paralyzed and unable to move from the chair, while one of the beings went into another room and the other went back inside the object. A reddish beam of light from the object knocked the witness out. When he woke up later the object and beings were gone, but a strong sulphurous odor remained behind. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1979, p. 15; citing Cronica, Jan. 16, 1979; FSR, July 1979, p. 21; Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions, The Measure of A Mystery, case 53; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 499).

2000 - Three pinkish-red objects were sighted travelling in vertical formation in Mount Warrigal, New South Wales, Australia at 10:55 p.m. They then performed incredible acrobatics for the next 20 minutes. (Sources: UFO Magazine (UK), May 2000, p. 52; Australasian Ufologist, July 2000, p. 50 & January 2001, p. 46).

2000 - Late on this night in Jacksonville, Florida a woman suddenly awoke to find herself being dropped onto her bed by a non-human looking entity. Close to her face she saw a huge head on a thin body. At the same time she felt a puff of breath coming from the entity's open mouth. She sensed that the being was surprised that she had woken up. Although terrified, she still fell asleep. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3441, citing South Florida Skyscan).

2007 - In Vaughan, Ontario a cigar-shaped object flew parallel to the highway at midnight, gliding quietly like a submarine. The object had illuminated windows. The sighting lasted about 30 seconds. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 16, citing NUFORC).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounter, bedroom visitation, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, color changing UFOs, domed discs, crinkly green uniform, landings, multi-year reports from Pennsylvania, paralysis, radio frequency interference, satellite objects leaving larger UFO, shiny silver uniform, short humanoid UFOnauts, silent UFO, vehicle EM interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson