On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 21

1933 - At 10:50 p.m. a luminous white object, with the apparent size of a 12 cm coin held at arms length, hovered over Bondy, Seine-St-Denis, France for five minutes, rose higher in the air, then shot overhead. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 316).

1952 - Two pilots of a Navy TBM plane from Mitchel AFB on Long Island, New York chased a white, circular, domed disc at 9:50 a.m., which finally accelerated and outdistanced them, climbing away. The TBM torpedo plane was flying at 6000 feet altitude when the crew first spotted the object. The disc was very light on top, but dark on the underside. It was estimated to be from 20 to 30 feet in diameter, at a minimum distance of only 2000 feet. When it was first seen it was at 200 feet, and then climbed to the plane's altitude. It started a rapid climb from there and soon vanished from sight. The official Air Force explanation at the time was that it was a balloon, which nearly everyone who has reviewed the case doubts. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 401; Richard H. Hall, Radar-Visual UFO cases in 1952: The UFO sightings that shook the government, p. 9; Terrence Wright, Intelligent Man's Guide to Flying Saucers, p. 139; UNICAT case 807, citing Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 161).

1957 - A l arge shiny metallic sphere hovered over an Army military installation in Arlington, Virginia at 10:45 a.m. It vanished and reappeared twice. Meanwhile, some small brown discs were also seen maneuvering in the sky. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: January-March 22, p. 28; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 409).

1958 - Two white, silent, hat-shaped saucers flew over the Tumacacori Mountains in Arizona at 4:00 p.m., heading toward the southwest. They flipped over, then flew in a sawtooth trajectory and entered a cloud. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: January-February, p. 33).

1959 - A luminous object was seen falling into the harbor of Gdynia, Poland on this night. Divers were sent to retrieve it and brought back a piece of un-rusted metal whose composition was not publicly disclosed. Several days later, a strange male figure wearing "a sort of uniform" was encountered dragging himself along the beach. Part of his face appeared to be burnt and his hair singed. After being taken to hospital it was discovered that the uniform he wore was made of metal, and the being's organs were quite different from those of a human being. It had six digits on its hands and feet. The creature died after an armband was removed, and the body was sent to the Soviet Union. An autopsy allegedly revealed a different structure of internal organs and a spiral system of blood circulation. It had six fingered extremities and was about 1.60 meters in height. The body was placed in a freezer and stored in an underground bunker, supposedly in the Moscow area. The divers apparently also found another half of the object that crashed, embedded in the underwater mud.

According to additional details revealed later, a second alien body was recovered on shore a short time after the first recovery. The alien that had still been alive was treated at the Gdynia-Redlow hospital, but soon fell into a coma-like state after an arm bracelet was removed. Both aliens had six digits on their hands and feet. An autopsy was conducted on one of the dead aliens; the one in a coma was put in a special chamber aimed at supporting its vital functions. The six-fingered being taken to the U.S.S.R. is allegedly being stored in an isolated top-secret underground bunker, located under a building on a biomedical research center facility east of Solnechnogorsk. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1959-02, citing Ion Hobana and Julien Weverbergh; Anton Anfalov, Lenura Azizova, Larissa Chora, and Bronislaw Rzepecki).

1966 - At around midnight near Shearwater Lake in Crockerton, Wiltshire, England a resident of Frome, riding on a motorcycle, saw three "gray garbed and white faced" figures, looking like frogmen, jump into a hedgerow. They had wide-spaced eyes and no apparent mouths. One figure was seen to have fair hair. They were shorter than normal humans, but with big shoulders, rather large heads, and thin legs. He turned around and came back, and saw a "large saucer of light" rise from the lakeside. The saucer hovered briefly before flying off in the direction of Cley Hill. Ground traces were found at the site. (Sources, Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #7058, citing Arthur Shuttlewood, The Warminster Mystery, pp. 156-158; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-02 (A0692)).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 January 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, military retrieval of alive and dead alien humanoids, pallid humanoids, white UFOs.