On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 19

1967 - A 15-year old boy was in his room at four o'clock in the afternoon, in an undisclosed town in Indiana when he heard a sound like a rumbling train. He went to his window to check and was startled to see a shiny flying object moving slowly 25 feet above the ground. The UFO was described as jar shaped with a silver quilted surface and had an opening on the top. The object seemed to follow the contour of the land and made several sharp-angle turns around trees. The teen grabbed a small plastic camera and snapped several photos. One of the photos seems to show the head of a humanoid like figure protruding from the opening on top of the object. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 1841, citing Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters: The Filter Center Files).

1979 - The witness was driving to the town of Bastia, Italy in Liguria province in the evening and had just turned a curve in the road when his vehicle's engine suddenly stalled. As he looked under the hood he noticed two figures looking at him from behind a nearby electrical pylon on the side of the road. At first he thought they were electrical company workers and did not pay them any attention. But he soon looked back at the two figures more closely and noticed that one was about 2.50 meters in height and massive in appearance, while the other figure was somewhat shorter. Both wore shiny tight-fitting outfits. The figures stared at him for a few minutes and then walked back into the woods. Soon after his encounter with these two strange beings he was able to start his engine. That same evening another witness saw a bright bluish light descend into the same woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing Notizieufo, X-Files # 6).

1988 - A father and daughter were driving to pick up the mother from work at around 5:00 p.m. in Benton, Louisiana. They pulled into the parking lot of her work and stopped to wait for her. The lot, the street, and the nearby Interstate highway were all in their normal hubbub of activity. The daughter brought her father's attention to a streak of light in the sky. Almost as soon as he focused on it, the light seemed to appear immediately in front of them, about 150 feet away and about 50 feet above the ground. It was a dull silver or steel gray disc-shaped object. Around the perimeter were openings like wind scoops, which spun about fairly rapidly. From the top of the disc emerged a sheath from which extended rotary blades like those seen on helicopters. The craft performed this extension as they watched, although the blades did not turn. The disc was about the size of an automobile and about five feet tall. It never made any noise for the minute and a half of the performance. A strange silence permeated the environment. "It seemed...that there were no cars moving, [we] didn't hear a thing in the world. Nothing. Just like the world stood still." Then the device zipped away, and as soon as it had left "the traffic on I-20 came alive and the parking lot became active." (Source: Michael Swords, International UFO Reporter, Summer 2002, p. 21).

Benton, Louisiana Close Encounter - 1988

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1991 - At 10:30 p.m. in 1991 a 31-year-old respiratory therapist was driving home in Massachusetts and observed a domed disc with a large square window emitting white light. It hovered low (25 feet) over a tree across the street that was only 360 feet away. Electrical interference was reported in the form of static on the telephone. (Donald Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 19).

1993 - In Beldon, Western Australia at three a.m. the witness awoke to see a figure kneeling to the left side of his bed about half way down the side. The figure was thin and had normal features, except that it had no hair and the ears were defined only by a faint outline. A golden box-like object appeared to be attached to the being's neck just below its right ear. The witness reached out to touch the figure, but his hand went right through it. It then disappeared, to re-appear seconds later passing through a closed screen door. His dog at the foot of the bed watched the whole incident but did not react in any noticeable way. There were no sounds, smells, or other anomalies noted. The entity was wearing a grayish-green polo shirt that had a higher than normal neck line. It had a belt that supported a pair of loose fitting trousers. It was too dark to see any footwear. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 2680, citing Brian Richards, UFORUM).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 16 January 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: automobile UFO encounters, bedroom apparition, domed disc-shaped UFOs, EM vehicle ignition interference, jar-shaped UFO, "OZ effect", RF interference, rumbling noise, silent UFO, silver UFO, tall humanoids, UFOs with square windows.