On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 Janu ary 24

1950 - At 4:50 p.m. a UFO shaped like a hemisphere with a flattened lower part, and estimated to be 70-80 meters in diameter, maneuvered in the sky five miles away from a C-45 transport plane flying from Pope AFB in Halifax County, North Carolina. The C-45, flying at an airspeed of 160 mph, could not catch up with it. The object oscillated with a pendulum motion. The Air Force explanation was that the object sighted by military pilots Fehrevach and Edwards was a balloon. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 14; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 11).

1953 - At 1550 hrs. in Suwon, Korea two 0.36 meter diameter discs were spotted by an airman in the sky to the east of the airfield. They were lost from view in the clouds. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 65).

1957 - At around 11:00 a.m. an airman and two others on the ground in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England witnessed a dark saucer-shaped object with a black stripe that appeared behind a jet. It abruptly vanished. (Sources: Flying Saucers, August 1957, p. 36; UFO Nachtrichten, September 1957).

1957 - On this night an airline pilot flying over Indianapolis, Indiana and many others saw four brilliant nocturnal lights trailing a large pulsating ovoid object. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 136; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 28).

1958 - An unidentified object followed behind Sputnik II while orbiting over Brooklyn Park, South Australia on this evening. It travelled fast to the east, and then swung to the north before disappearing. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 163).

1959 - Mr. Armstrong and a second person in Centennial, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia heard skyquakes at 11:30 a.m. They then observed a metallic, cigar-shaped object hovering for 5 minutes. It made 90 degree turns, then shot away extremely fast. It was absolutely silent. (Sources:Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 53; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 32).

1963 - On this day a U.S. Post Office safety engineer in Lexington, Kentucky saw a large round UFO traveling east to west, and a delta-wing aircraft traveling from north to south. The line of flight of the disc-shaped UFO intersected the aircraft's path at a right angle. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 140; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist!, p. 367).

1967 - A 14-year-old youth with the last name of Kirsch took a photograph of a disc-shaped structured object over Yorba Linda, California at 5:25 p.m. The photo was reported in the Santa Ana Register newspaper, and subsequently evaluated by NICAP as that of a genuine (not hoaxed) flying object. (Sources: Santa Ana Register, June 7, 1967; Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1976, p. 10; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 286).

1967 - At 8:10 p.m. Nicholas Rinaldi, a 37-year-old commercial artist, as well as 19 other people driving along Interstate 91 in Cromwell, Connecticut spotted a 300 foot long dark cigar-shaped object flying low over some highway construction on the new Route 9 interstate highway extension. Rinaldi drew a sketch of the object, which had three bright red lights, one at each end and one in the center. The UFO made a whirring sound. The total duration of the sighting, based upon the times reported by the independent witnesses, was 15 minutes. The Air Force attempted to explain the craft as a mis-identified helicopter, based on the notion that a helicopter would have had three red running lights. (Sources: Donald A. Johnson, on-site investigation; Middletown Press, January 26, 1967; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 9).

Cromwell, Connecticut Multi-Witness Close Encounter - 1967

Sketch of Cromwell, Connecticut Multi-Witness Close Encounter - 1967

1968 - At around 3:00 a.m. two men watched from the shore at Henley Beach, South Australia as a yellow shaft of light shot down from a UFO in the dark night sky. The shaft of light was about four inches wide and lighter in color than its yellow source. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 180).

1968 - John Everhart was driving home in Indiana, Pennsylvania at 3:30 p.m. when he saw a round, saucer-shaped object with a dull aluminum finish hovering over a pond some 100-200 feet away. Its top section was transparent, and he could see two men, normal in every appearance, wearing light gray coveralls inside. He could also see levers and little lights as might appear on a computer. Under hypnosis he remembered "hearing" them talk, perhaps telepathically. They were engaged in fixing something and hurried when they saw him watching them. In a subsequent hypnotic session he recalled being led into the UFO by a slender man in black. Inside were four seats on pedestals, and the light inside the craft was so bright that it hurt his eyes. He was sent by elevator into the room where the repairs were going on. The men spoke to each other in English. He was instructed to sit in a chair that rendered him immobile. There was a time lapse in his memory of several hours between his leaving work and his returning home. This case is apparently an early abduction report describing apparently normal human-looking abductors. No further hypnotic regression sessions were attempted. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-12 (A0912), citing William Weitzel; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, April 1969, p. 22; Brad Steiger, Saga UFO Report, October 1976, p. 30).

1968 - At 10:20 p.m. two Saturn-shaped objects were sighted over some woods in Fayette County, Indiana. One of the objects landed, while the other passed over a house, making a motor sound. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 25).

1968 - Numerous witnesses reported seeing a huge glow in the sky that flew over Concepcion del Uruguay, Entre Rios, Argentina to the southeast.  This was followed by a huge power blackout at 11:00 p.m. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1968, p. 7).

1970 - A witness named Herbosch reported a blindingly bright saucer-shaped object that was seen at ground level at 7:45 p.m. in Rhode-St. Genese, Brabant, Belgium. It was absolutely silent, but despite its closeness gave off no detectable odor nor heat. (Sources: Jacques Bonabot, Catalog of Belgian Cases, case 287; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9559, citing Charles Garreau, Soucopes Volantes Vingt-cinq Ans d'Enquetes, p. 198).

1974 - A young woman returning home at Aische-en-Rafail near Lierneaux, Belgium at 4:03 p.m. saw an object shaped like a flattened cupola resting on the ground. The engine and radio in her car both failed and she stopped near the object. It had three sections, colored red, yellow, and black. After about 30 seconds, it rose up slowly and disappeared behind a line of trees. The car's engine came on by itself as the object left. There were two other sightings that evening in France and another in England. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 359, citing SOBEPS News, No. 9, June, 1977; Richard H. Hall, Skylook, February 1976, p. 10; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 142; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 255).

1974 - On this night in Souppes-sur-Loing, Seine-Marne department, France two witnesses watched an ovoid UFO give off flashes and change color. It also made multiple stops and starts, before finally shooting off rapidly to the north. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 142).

1975 - On this night an orange glowing ball flew over Barham, Kent, England at a low altitude and illuminated the area. It stopped and hovered for awhile, then engaged in some maneuvers. It finally flew off toward the south. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11648, citing FSR, volume 21, number 1).

1978 - Between Leicester and Hinckley, England at least 17 people saw a delta-shaped object shortly after 7:00 p.m. It flew low overhead, making no noise. It had steady red, blue, and yellow lights and as it headed south from Leicester it was seen by 12 more witnesses in Hinckley. There was also a sighting earlier that evening of an unusual nocturnal light by a married couple in Patcham, East Sussex, England. (Sources: Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 18; Awareness, July 1978, p. 5).

1979 - In this day in Toquilla near Tunja, Colombia a dentist and three students were traveling by car when their engine suddenly stalled. They then saw two metallic disc-shaped objects land on tripod landing gear nearby, and three men wearing tight fitting, silvery outfits and large helmets who exited from a hatch in one of the objects. A sudden whirlwind surrounded their vehicle and they could no longer see either the figures or the objects. When the "whirlwind" abated both the figures and the UFOs were gone. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13623, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, issue 119; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979 [electronic version], citing Miguel Forero, Centro Investigacion OVNI, Colombia).

1979 - Driving near Lindale, Texas at around 10:00 p.m. 20-year-old John Scott Cates had stopped his car and gotten out to relieve himself when a blue beam of light from the sky struck him. It caused his hair to stand up like an electric static charge. Two UFOs with a violet-red light moving between then appeared, and he experienced a six-hour long memory lapse. His next recollection was sitting in front of the car on the ground. He was scared, shaky, cold, and his stomach was in knots. He noticed that his engine restarted when a ringing noise sounded. He had a memory loss and the clock in his car was found to be 5 1/2 hours off. He was left with holes in his shirt, holes in his trousers and socks, and a 5-inch wide diamond-shaped burn on his chest. His hair was also somewhat burned. (Sources: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 201(b); Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO; p. 191; Richard C. Niemtzow, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 3; Bob Pratt, UNICAT database, case # 62, citing Richard C. Niemtzow; John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 85).

1982 - In the village of Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia five early morning joggers watched a Saturn-shaped object with a revolving rim and sharp lights descend nearby them at around 7:00 a.m. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, FSR, December 1988, p. 22).

1982 - A flashing light with irregular flashes of red and white traveled from west to east silently across the sky in Stockdale, Texas. It arced slightly and appeared to hover in the eastern sky, 30 degrees above the horizon. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, CUFOS case files, report form dated January 24, 1982).

1988 - At 5:30 p.m. on this evening at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida Ed Walters took his twenty-first UFO photograph of a domed, disc-shaped object. The blurring movement of the object suggests that when the object left it accelerated at 20 G's, according to photometric analysis. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 210, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 239).

1989 - Two large triangular shaped objects that were accompanied by 4-5 smaller bright objects were seen by dozens over Valliant, Oklahoma for more than an hour. The large objects had red, white, and blue lights. They hovered and moved slowly at tree-top level. The smaller lights maneuvered between them. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 109; McCurtain (Oklahoma) Daily, February 1, 1989).

1992 - A 50-year-old woman and her husband were in the kitchen of their home in Mezobereny, Hungary when a short, dull black, egg-shaped figure suddenly crossed the room and passed into the adjoining room, making a strong "snorting" sound. The upper half of the being was blue-gray in color. Next, a vibrating vertical line became visible. Next to the stripe a beautiful woman appeared and looked at the woman. The main witness then followed the two beings into the room where they vanished. The husband was somehow prevented from witnessing this encounter. Three days later, at 6:30 p.m., the woman heard a loud female voice and felt compelled to go out to the garden. There she saw an ovoid, cabin-like object on the ground. She entered it, and inside she found herself in a large gray room where numerous naked children and women stood around. She then lost consciousness, and later woke up back in her bed. The next day large red sunburn-like spots appeared on her upper belly, and the lower parts of her breasts. (Sources: SOS-Ovni Phenomena, issue 12; Albert S. Rosales, 1992 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 629, citing Gabor Tarcali, Hungarian UFO Network).

1995 - Two clamshell-shaped discs accompanied by a cluster of small, white satellite objects flew over Lebanon, Tennessee at 4:42 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center).

1997 - A witness in a car driving north of Dourdan, Essonne department, France at 9:15 p.m. sighted at least two disc-shaped objects emitting several beams and small blue lights. The UFOs maneuvered around in all directions for over a minute.  (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 342). 

1998 - In Santiago, Chile at the Alfalfal Dam five observers first saw two fireballs fly pass at 8:00 p.m. Next, an 18-meter long ovoid object flew up the river canyon. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 3, number 7).

2000 - At 12:30 a.m. a group of friends were sitting in a house in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and when they glanced out a window they saw a dark figure jumping behind the trees. It had no distinguishable features as the entire body was dark, but its body fluctuated in and out of transparency. The witnesses had apparently seen this and multiple other humanoid figures on other occasions, in different locations. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000 [electronic version], citing UFO Database.com).

2001 - On this evening a luminous object hovered over Canyon Lake in Comal County, Texas. Spotlights of the Army Corp of Engineers dam facility lit up the low flying object. Four helicopters appeared and attempted to surround the object, according to the married couple who witnessed it. The UFO maneuvered away, the vanished. After the helicopters departed two more UFOs appeared and returned to the site. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2001, p. 20).

2003 - At 6:13 p.m. a black equilateral triangle with three glowing white dome lights on the tips of its apexes, plus a small red blinking light and a small constant red light was sighted over Kingston, Ontario by a woman. It flew just above the treeline, and passed silently, directly over her car. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, January 2003 web archive).

2007 - A slow-moving cylinder was sighted high in sky over Ottawa, Ontario at 12:25 p.m. It sped up, then streaked across the sky. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 31, citing NUFORC).

2010 - A multi-colored, illuminated, circular object hovered nearby, and crossed over a busy interstate highway in Tampa, Florida at 7:40 p.m. The sighting lasted for 6 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, UFO Reporting Center, January 2010 webpage, report uploaded February 14, 2010).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 January 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; blue beams of light; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; free-will abduction; human-looking UFOnauts; landings; missing time; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from Belgium, England, France, South Australia, and Texas; oscillating maneuvers; ovoid UFOs; photographs of structured objects; physiological effects: burns, eye pain, shock, unconsciousness; satellite UFOs; Saturn-shaped UFOs; tight fitting silver uniforms; triangular and delta-shaped UFOs; transparent dark humanoid figure; vehicle EM interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson