On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 15

1957 - In the early morning hours of this day in Balfour, New Zealand, William West and Wallace Liddell saw an object similar to a shooting star come close to them. As it got closer it appeared to be an oval-shaped craft, fluorescent, about 40 cm in diameter. It came down toward the ground and nearly touched the grass but did not land. They rushed towards it to capture it, but it jumped away and turned into a bluish-white sphere with a dark red center. Each time they tried to catch it the object jumped further away. It cleared a high fence and slowly vanished. The Invercargill Weather Bureau had no explanation. (Sources: Grey River Argus, January 15, 1957; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 254).

1965 - At 10:00 p.m. five miles northwest of Wilmot, New Hampshire Mr. Knee saw a glowing light that made a humming sound. His car radio, lights and engine died while the luminous object hovered nearby; the electrical power returned when the UFO sped away. (Source: Walter N. Webb case investigation files, case # 51).

1967 - At 6:30 a.m. local time a 69-year old woman in Ikuri, Finland suddenly awoke to see through her bedroom window that a 1.2-1.4 meter tall creature was in her yard, walking through the deep snow using stiff mechanical steps. The being wore a blue-green tunic and baglike trousers, and had some kind of helmet with four antennas. It also wore some kind of mittens on its hands. The face could not be seen. It walked past the swing in the yard and disappeared into thin air. It left round footprints on the snow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Mervi Virtanen).

1967 - At 3:00 a.m. EST, or about three and one-half hours later, a red oval-shaped UFO that looked like an upside-down saucer with a white glowing rim, approached and circled the witness's home in Boxford, Massachusetts before flying away. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 343).

1967 - After another three and one-half hours, at 7:30 p.m. local time, attorney Ong Huck Hong and his son observed a domed disc in Selat Utara, Malaysia. The object moved up and down, slowed its pace, and appeared to be changing its shape. There were whirling bars of light on the dome that resembled windows. The UFO flew off toward the south. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and related events in Malaysia, p. 25).

1967 - Wildwood, New Jersey. Two nights after the Christiansen family heard strange metallic sounds over their house, Mr. & Mrs. Christiansen returned home to find their children in a very distraught state. They had heard the strange metallic sound again, and then heard heavy footsteps crunching through the thick woods outside. A 19-year old neighbor present at the time looked out the window to see a tall humanoid figure hurrying away from the house. He was wearing a long white cape. When the man reached a five-foot high fence he leaped over it effortlessly disappeared into the woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case 27, citing John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies).

1969 - During the afternoon of this day Ludwig Pallmann felt a burning sensation from a ring given to him by someone he presumed was an extraterrestrial. The sensation was a signal for an upcoming contact, so Mr. Pallmann took his motorboat to a local sandy beach on Isla del Altar, El Salvador. There he noticed that several huge concentric circles ruffled the normally placid waters of the lake. Shortly after that he encountered a human looking being named Satu Ra, who he had met on previous occasions. Satu Ra was sitting motionless on a nearby rock. He wore dark green coveralls and had on a broad instrument belt on which was a large device. Ra was inexpressively sad. He told Pallmann that another extraterrestrial that they both knew, named Xiti, had been killed. Supposedly a disaster had befallen the expedition on another planet. Shortly after this close encounter locals reported observing a silvery disc-shaped UFO hovering over the capital city San Salvador. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case 32, citing Timothy Good, Alien Base).

1969 - At 8:30 p.m. a man driving from Extremadura stopped his car in Las Pajanosas, Sevilla province, Spain and got out to investigate a light he saw nearby. When he got to within 200 meters of it he could see an illuminated rectangle in which several figures were seen walking in front of. A dog that had been watching the light with him had its hair raised and was growling softly. Alarmed, the witness left the scene. When he returned a few days later with a friend they found three apparent landing marks at the site, six feet apart. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-05, citing Felipe Laffitte; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case 33).

1971 - A 69-year-old woman awoke abruptly in Ikuri, Tampere, Finland at 6:30 a.m., and watched out her window to see a 1.2 to 1.4 meter (four-foot) tall being appear in the yard and walk in the deep snow using stiff and mechanical steps. The creature wore a blue-green tunic and baglike trousers, and had some sort of helmet with four antennae. It also wore something like mittens on its hands. Its face could not be seen. The creature walked past the swing in the yard and disappeared into thin air. It left round footprints in the snow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, citing Mervi Virtanen, Finland).

1974 - Two students were walking along the beach in Mar Del Plata, Argentina at midnight when they sighted a small white light moving towards the coast from the sea. It divided into three lights as it came closer. They walked to the nearest pier to catch a better look of the lights and began walking down the pier when two more lights became visible to their right. They could now see that the lights were five humanoid beings that were walking gracefully in the water. The seawater reached their chests. These beings were dressed in diving suits and their heads were covered with helmets with a mask and a tube going onto their backs. The beings walked out of the water and onto the road, leaving the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case # 242, citing Fabio Picasso, Strange Magazine, # 8).

1975 -- Several reports were made of a green disc heading in an eastward direction near the airport in Groton, Connecticut. Witnesses included an American Airlines crew and two Air National Guard pilots flying in the area. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September 1975, p. 5).

1986 - At around seven p.m. the witness was walking home on Wiktorska Street in Mokotow, Poland when he saw a dull metallic bowl-shaped flying object descend and land in a vacant field between two buildings. Moments later a hatch slid open from the top of the object and a woman dressed in black came out. The man felt compelled mentally to go with the woman, who took him inside the UFO. it was very bright inside the craft and he saw two men wearing dark tight-fitting overalls with hoods. He was ordered to lie down on a table, and at this point he lost consciousness. He later awoke standing at the door outside of his house with no recollection of what happened in between. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1986, case # 952, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, issue # 209).

In 1991 a 20-foot diameter circle was discovered in the ice on the Charles River near Waltham, Massachusetts. (Source: Massachusetts MUFON).

1998 - A 50-year-old grandmother and government employee was abducted on this night from her home in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was in great terror and in fear of her life during the abduction. No other details were provided. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3130, citing George Filer, MUFON).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 August 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, communication with human looking being of presumed alien origin, disc-shaped UFOs, diver suits, domed discs, footprints in snow, green UFOs, human-looking UFOnauts, missing time, multiple reports from New England, mystery holes in ice, red UFOs, shape changing UFO, short humanoid, tall humanoid.