On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 14

1950 - At 4:45 p.m. Fairchild plant workers at the nuclear research facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee watched a brilliant fiery ball of light hover over restricted military airspace for about two minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950, p. 3).

1951 - At 12:38 p.m. four witnesses flying in an airplane over Big Bear Lake, California saw three circular or disc-shaped UFOs that were 40 to 50 feet in diameter and flying at 30,000 feet altitude. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 3; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 13).

1955 - An unknown object struck the wing of a USAF B-47 flying over California. The plane was able to make a safe emergency landing. (Source: Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 408).

1956 - A 51-year-old amateur astronomer in Houston, Texas named Johnson reported sighting four gray ovoid objects flying by at 10:15 p.m. in linear echelon formation, toward Ellington Field. They made no sound. (Sources: CUFOS files, letter dated April 16, 1966; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956 (Volume 6), p. 1).

1965 - At 8:50 p.m. seven UFOs paced a Quantas Airlines Electra flying between Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. The sighting was confirmed by multiple radar units tracking the object. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, April-May 1954, p. 4; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, August 1965, p. 57).

1965 - A newspaper boy in Riverside, California at 5:30 a.m. saw a 30 meter long football shaped UFO making a whining noise. It hovered at 135 meters altitude before it made a 180 degree turn and shot off to the southwest very fast. (Sources: Fate, July 1965; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 304; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1965).

1965 - At midnight James Myers saw an object rise from the ground in Norfolk, Virginia. It appeared as a bright, circular silvery craft. (Sources: Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1966, p. 14; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 631, citing Fate, July 1965).

1965 - Many people witnessed brilliant nocturnal lights hovering and maneuvering over Lake Elsinore, California. They moved erratically in patterns; they also would brighten for five minutes and then dim for three minutes in a repeated cycle until after an hour they rose and disappeared to the east. (Sources: Lake Elsinore Valley Sun, January 21, 1965; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 228).

1965 - At 10:00 p.m. that same night a newspaper reporter was driving between Enfield and Wilmot, New Hampshire when his car completely faiIed--lights, radio, and engine. He got out to investigate and heard a hum like an electrical whine, then saw a bright light 2,000-5,000 feet high. It was hovering, then moved away quickly on a straight trajectory. The lights and radio then came back on and the engine also started by itself. The whole sighting lasted only 15-20 seconds. (Sources: Manchester Union Leader, January 16, 1965; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 137).

1966 - A black or dark gray cigar-shaped object with two amber lights was sighted hovering over Wanaque Reservoir, New Jersey at 1:45 a.m. (Source: James Moseley, Saucer News, Summer 1966, p. 26).

1969 - George Vas and his wife and two daughters were asleep in their trailer near Childers, Queensland, Australia when they were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by the barking of their dog. They also heard a loud buzzing noise like a swarm of wasps. It came from a UFO shaped like a sombrero, about 25-30 yards in diameter, which gave off a brilliant violet luminosity. From the craft three beings descended. They were huge, "about 3 times as large as humans," and had "blocky arms and legs and shapeless bodies." They emitted a purple and yellow glow. For about ten minutes they gathered sugar cane and other plant specimens, without concern for the observers. Mrs. Olga Vas said that the beings descended from the larger craft in a small object similar in shape. At one point one of the entities came close enough to the group for Mr. Vas to call out in alarm. The "spaceman" showed no concern and moved away only after picking up several rocks. The giant creatures re-entered their craft and the UFO took off vertically. When it took off the hair on the witnesses' bodies stood on end, as if affected by a form of static electricity. (Sources: Bill Chalker case files, case # 2014; Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, p. 22; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-04, citing Keith Basterfield).

1969 - A one-foot in diameter sphere with 5 spikes was seen hovering in the woods in La Barbee, Sarthe department, France for 45 minutes. It then flew to the southwest, turned and flew off to the west. A small disc-shaped object was again seen in the area the next day. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8711, citing FSR, July-August 1969).

1973 - At 12:45 a.m. while driving near Christchurch, New Zealand two people first heard a humming sound, then a dark object descended toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. It made a 90 degree turn, and next shone spotlights all over the pastoral countryside at a low altitude. The observers drove away frightened. (Source: UFO Research Australia, March 1983).

1973 - At 12:30 a.m. EST a 27-year-old witness named Allen saw a 30 meter long football-shaped object hovering 30 meters over a trailer park in Chillicothe, Ohio for 10 seconds; it then shot up vertically. (Source: Data-Net Report, March 1973, p. 16).

1973 - A round flying object reportedly hit several trees in Mentmore, England at midnight. There were metal fragments found in a heap as well as strips of aluminum. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 88 (case 545)).

1976 - Mrs. J. Stewart was driving on a highway in East Bethel, Minnesota and when she arrived home she could not account for at least one hour of her time. Under hypnosis she recounted being abducted from her car by a tall figure dressed in white. There were two more such beings in the door of a translucent UFO. bottom bubble of UFO. She recalled at one point that the face of the being was very close to her own face, and it had big slanted eyes. (Source: Richard Swanson, CUFOS case investigation files, report dated January 22, 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1447, citing Brad Ayers).

1978 - In Redding, California a woman named Chapin woke up in the middle of the night to see a strange entity standing near her bed. He had a flat head, large eyes, and a big nose. He appeared to extend his arms over her. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 187).

1979 - The Moreno family called a local newspaper to report the sighting of a five meter in diameter metallic, oval-shaped object that moved rapidly through the sky over Pilar, Madrid, Spain at 6 p.m. It disappeared behind some tall buildings, and left behind a small trail that faded away quickly. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, March 1979, p. 15, citing Hoja Lunes, Jan. 15, 1979).

1979 - At 7 p.m. three orange disc-shaped objects traveled to the northwest over Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France at 250 meters altitude in a triangular formation. They then vanished as if erased from the sky, nearby some hills. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13610, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1979).

1981 - An odd sound was heard at 7:30 p.m. as 16 round objects with body lights maneuvered overhead in Wadesboro, North Carolina. TV sets in the area experienced interference.  (Source: Tarheel Group, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1981, p. 14).

1984 - A speeding red light, the shape of a triangle and larger than a normal aircraft, hovered over Surrey, England and then disappeared. It returned two minutes later. (Source: APRO Bulletin, June 1984, p. 8).

1993 - A woman in southern California reported a series of bizarre incidents beginning at 3:55 a.m. during which she heard a loud buzzing sound, and then a red light pouring into her house through windows. She suffered related health effects. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded Nov. 2, 1999).

1996 - A UFO landed in a paddock in Large George, New South Wales, Australia at 8:45 p.m. It was a brilliantly illuminated object, possibly cigar shaped, with windows on the side. When it left it rose vertically. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 208).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 January 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aircraft UFO encounters, bedroom visitation, buzzing sounds, disc-shaped UFOs, domed disc, football shaped UFOs, giant UFOnauts, missing time, ovoid UFOs, tall UFOnauts with big slanted eyes, TV interference, triangular UFOs, vehicle EM interference effects, vertical ascent, whining noise, white uniforms.

© Donald A. Johnson