On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 26

1950 - Three orange cylinders flew to the north at 1600 km/h over Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. It was witnessed by a Lieutenant Colonel and another military witness. It was lost from sight when it disappeared into an odd looking, lone small thin cloud. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1498).

1953 - At 6:20 p.m. an airman witnessed a 60 meter long luminous cigar-shaped or rectangular object with hazy ends, that flew from east to west over Sampson Air Force Base in Ontario County, New York while climbing slightly. It made a high frequency humming sound. It flew at an estimated 2500m altitude. In one minute the object traveled through an arc of 70 or 80 degrees. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 2958, citing Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 5; Project Blue Book Report #10, report dated February 27, 1953; NARA-PBB85-816).

1953 - At 9:15 p.m. MST Air Force personnel stationed at the 769th AC&W station in Continental Divide, New Mexico observed an aerial phenomenon simultaneously by electronic and visual means. To the naked eye the object appeared as a very bright reddish-white object estimated to be 10 miles west of the radar site. The object passed behind a hill and then reappeared, apparently heading in a northerly direction at a slow speed. The airman making this visual observation reported it to personnel manning the radar equipment. They stated that they had an unidentified blip on the radar scope, appearing west of the station approximately 9 miles away. The scope showed the object to be on a 270 azimuth at an altitude of 10,000-15,000 feet moving away from the site at 12-15 mph. It was eventually lost on radar at the 18 mile range. The object was under visual and radar observation intermittently for 45 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #10, report dated February 27, 1953; Gordon D. Thayer, in Edward U. Condon (ed.), Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 192; UNICAT, case # 653; (NARA-PBB85-814)).

1955 - At 6:15 p.m. J. M. Holland saw a black smoke trail make a circle in Lakeland, Florida. There was an explosion and some objects fell from sky. A Project Blue Book unknown. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3401; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 102; Don Berliner, The Blue Book Unknowns).

1956 - On this afternoon a woman in her driveway in Toledo, Ohio spotted a silver, pancake-shaped disc that flew by smoothly for about a minute. (Sources: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence New York Newsletter, February 1956, p. 5; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1956 (volume 6), p. 9).

1958 - A very bright object landed before numerous chemical workers in Shimada City, Japan at 4 p.m. They reported beings falling from the sky without parachutes. They wore strange suits and spoke an unknown language. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1958; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 458; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0458).

1959 - On the island of Hokkaido, Japan at 4 p.m. many witnesses watched two glowing lens-shaped discs that flew slowly to the west. One made a 180 degree turn to the east. Both were completely silent. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 34).

1965 - A group of teenagers, including Steve Miller, age 16, were driving on Route 250 near Brands Flats, Virginia at 7:30 p.m. when they saw a little man about 3 feet tall sitting by the road watching the cars go by. He was wearing a silvery looking one-piece outfit. They got out of the car and pursued the little man. Two more little men joined the first and ran with him, and they easily outran the teens leaving no footprints in the muddy ground. The group then contacted the Staunton police, and within an hour a group of police were on the scene, as well as a young news photographer, Charles Weaver. Weaver, and another man named Huffer approached a barn, which the photographer entered first. Huffer heard his companion call out to him, and when Huffer entered the barn he found Weaver on the ground. Weaver claimed something struck him and knocked him down. The pair left the barn quickly, but as they fled they thought they saw a little man standing in front of the building. Weaver paused long enough to take a photo before joining up with the other investigators. The disposition of the photograph has never been determined. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-09 (A0619), citing a newspaper clipping, January 27, 1965).

1967 - Sixty military witnesses at a U.S. base in Heidelberg, Germany heard a pulsating sound at 8:30 p.m., and then saw a shiny metallic dirigible-shaped object hovering over a building 100 feet away. As jets approached to investigate the object, it took off with lights flashing in a regular cycle. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 4; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 326).

1967 - Three women saw an oblong, gray and red object, with prongs of various colors was seen over Jamaica, Queens borough, New York at 1:30 a.m. Parts of the UFO seemed to move independently. The sighting lasted more than two hours. (Sources: NICAP New York case investigation; Condon Committee UFO Study).

1967 - On this morning, about a week after seeing a large metallic sphere hovering above a highway near Charleston, West Virginia, Tad Jones was driving along the same highway at the same time when he came upon a man standing on the roadside in the same spot where the sphere had hovered. Thinking that it was a hitchhiker Tad slowed down and called to him. The man did not reply but merely waved him on. He described the man as very tanned, wearing a blue coat, and a blue cap with a visor. He was holding a box in his hand. It appeared to be some kind of instrument with a dial on it, like a clock, and a wire ran from it to his other hand. A later check with the local gas company proved negative as far as it being one of their men. Furthermore, no such instrument described by Jones was in use anywhere by any of their employees. He saw the same man again the next day, but drove on. (Sources: John Keel, FSR, May-June 1967, p. 4; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 3096, citing John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies).

1967 - A Methodist minister was driving on Route 185 near Coffeen, Illinois at 9:00 p.m. when he saw an object that was flat on the bottom and rounded on top cross the road 100 meters in front of him. It made no noise and moved slowly. He estimated that it was 20 meters in length and three meters in height. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 812, citing USAF Air Technical Intelligence Center).

1968 - Two men in River Bann, Derryvore, Ireland saw a disc land in a field. Several entities emerged and placed probes into the hides of several paralyzed cows in the field. The UFO then took off and showered a fog-like substance that caused a tingling sensation, and the UFO then disappeared into a cloud. (Source: Jenny Randles, Little Giant Encyclopedia of UFOs).

1969 - On a farm southeast of Fernley, Nevada while milking cows at five o'clock in the morning, a young man named Schade saw a red glowing sphere moving slowly, ten meters above the ground, a quarter of a mile away. The object hovered, the emitted white mist. Each time it stopped moving the light went out. Finally, the UFO ascended with a jerky motion toward the west and Reno. (Sources: Mark Massingill, NICAP case file, report dated February 24, 1969; Data-Net Report, October 1971, p. 5).

1970 - A close encounter occurred west of Nykopping, Sweden at around 6:00 p.m. when a small saucer-shaped object dove at a car with two teenage girls inside. (Source: Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden News, issue 25).

1971 - A young couple out driving in the early hours of the morning in Jackson, Ohio had a close encounter with a spherical object that rose from the ground, and then hovered directly in front of their car. The driver stopped his car and backed away. The ball of light changed color from orange to purple. When the drove off it followed them. (Source: Columbus Dispatch, January 27, 1971; NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1971, p. 1).

1972 - At three a.m. Norman Chastain was out fishing late at night in the St. Johns River near Blount Island, Florida when he saw something like "half a ball" with orange and blue flashing lights. It came "directly toward my boat" and hovered noiselessly overhead at 150 feet. He turned off his light and the object slowly moved off. He had drifted to the shore and with his spotlight he could see in the nearby woods "the darndest looking human-like creature one could ever imagine." Waht he saw was a humanoid creature about five feet tall, with pointed ears, large eyes, and a sharp chin. Next a brilliant white light hit him that paralyzed him until dawn. He noticed an "overpowering stench" in his clothes and hair, and threw away his clothes. Three nights later he smelt the same odor again, and in the morning found a fungus like growth similar to "a cluster of several flesh colored heads looking at me;" he said they "had teeth, big eyes, a wide mouth, and pointed ears," and looked "like the devil looking creature" he saw on Blount Island. (Sources: Lloyd Brown, The Jacksonville Journal, January 28, 1974; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-05, citing Jacksonville Journal).

1974 - At 2:59 a.m. Captain Berglund and the flight crew of his SAS Boeing 727 airliner flying east of Lisbon, Portugal encountered a precise V formation of 10-15 bright glowing orange disc-shaped objects, flying at 31,000 feet altitude. (Sources: Bob Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1989, p. 22; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 64; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 121).

1976 - M. Claude Cretin, while driving at 9:45 p.m. between Bouze and Beaune, Cote D’Or department, France saw a searchlight beam flash three times. He then noticed a humanoid being standing in the bushes about 20 feet away beside the road. The being was wearing a diving suit of yellow-orange color with a round-topped helmet and a rectangular face plate. Atop the helmet was a whitish light. He could only make out the upper portion of the figure because the bushes blocked his view. After driving on, he went and notified the police, who investigated on the following day and found freshly broken branches at the site. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-21 (A1451); Alain Gamard, UFO Register, Volume 7, p. 44, citing Le Bien Public, March 24, 1976).

1977 - Three witnesses in Anchorage, Kentucky watched as a 100 foot in diameter domed disc hovered at 80 feet altitude over a snowy field at 10:30 p.m. Their dogs barked during the close encounter. The craft flew toward the south, then vanished. The incident lasted five minutes. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January 1977, p. 4; International UFO Reporter, April 1977, p. 7).

1979 - At 8:45 p.m. a restaurant worker south of Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales, U.K. first spotted a domed ovoid object hovering silently for several minutes, only 120 feet overhead. Two police constables, Berwyn Jones and Nevil Hughes, also witnessed the phenomenon together with several other independent witnesses. The object was a dark metallic color, and it emitted a strong beam of light. It flew off to the southeast of the valley. (Source: FSR, March 1979; Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 9).

1981 - At 4:30 p.m. a police patrol car stalled in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France when it encountered a cigar-shaped UFO. The five meter long object had portholes, and was hovering four meters over a field. It moved over the road, then turned and flew away toward the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14165, citing Robert Roussel, OVNI, Verites Cachees, p. 151).

1981 - In Newton, North Carolina at 8:35 p.m. police and an amateur astronomer witnessed a silent rectangular UFO, which maneuvered at 300 feet altitude. It had flashing lights on its sides.  (Source: Tarheel UFO Study Group, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1981, p. 14).

1984 - Mrs. Green and her 7-year-old son were driving in Texas when they first encountered radio interference. UFO stops car, car out-of-control into ditch, bright light, 75 minutes missing time.

1991 - On January 13, 1991 border guard Istvan Balogh woke up in his bedroom in Oroshaza, Hungary and heard a loud booming voice repeat three times, "We will meet soon." The voice had a metallic quality to it. On this date he had just returned from the movies at 1:15 a.m., and had stepped out on his terrace when he saw a small gray disc-shaped object, four meters in height and two meters in width. As he stared at the object a bright beam of light struck him. His next conscious memory was onboard a craft. He was inside a room with a window about 1 meter in diameter. He was then approached by two human-like figures with 3-digit hands and skin with a greenish complexion, wearing black uniforms. They communicated telepathically with him, telling him that they came from a world that was 15 million light years from earth. They were able to travel such vast distance using dimensional portals. He remembered seeing an illuminated moon-like crater and a pyramid. He was eventually returned to his home at 2:00 a.m. He went and reported his story at the hospital, and as a result he was later fired from his job as a border guard. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1991, citing CUN Milan).

1998 - At 8:45 p.m. outside Bartelso, Illinois an oval-shaped object was seen hovering over a flooded field at about 50-75 feet altitude. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Jan. 1998 webpage).

2001 - At 12:30 a.m. a cone-shaped UFO was sighted in the South Waikato area of New Zealand by 12. There were independent reports to the Auckland Observatory at the same time. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Jan. 2001 webpage).

2001 - In Oceanside, California a triangular shaped object, 50 feet in diameter and at only 300 feet altitude, was reported flying at a speed of 25 mph. It was a dark camoflage-green color, and was shaped like a tall slice of pie. It had two 10 foot wide white pods on the underside. It was in view for 30 seconds.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Jan. 2001 webpage).

2002 - In Cape Girardeau, Missouri a radar patrol police officer witnessed an unlit dark disc-shaped object move across the highway at 8:45 p.m.  He pointed his radar gun at the object, but got no return.  Next, he attempted to pursue the object, but it disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Jan. 2002 webpage, report uploaded Feb. 22, 2002).

2003 - Anatoly Yurevich awoke in the middle of the night in Karaganda, Kazakhstan to the sounds of footsteps, then saw a two foot tall creature standing at the side of his bed. It was very heavy set, perhaps weighing as much as 115 kilos (250 lbs.). His dog hid under the bed blankets shaking with fear. The creature touched his knee and then pulled on the blanket. It then vanished in full view. After a couple of minutes the witness felt a severe pain in his lower abdomen. His dog growled for 20 minutes after the incident, after which he was able to go back to sleep. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing RU.UFO Guest book entries).

2006 - In Trienta y Tres, Uruguay many people saw intensely bright "stars" in the afternoon sky beginning at around two o'clock and lasting for about 30 minutes. They made no sound, and engaged in very rapid multi-directional maneuvers, up-and-down, and right-to-left. (Source: John Hayes, ufoinfo.com).

2008 - At 4:10 p.m. six witnesses watched a silvery pill-shaped object that flipped over as it flew across the sky in Popkum, British Columbia. (Source: Dittman Geoff, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 44, citing HBCCUFO).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 January 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs barking, growling and frightened; bedroom visitation; beams of light; cattle paralyzed; cigar-shaped or cylinder shaped or dirigible UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, dome-shaped UFOs, fog or mist; goblin-like humanoid with big pointed ears; mystery human in same spot as earlier UFO close encounter; landings; physiological effects: paralysis, tingling sensation; police reports; radar visual confirmation; short humanoids; short bulky humanoid; silent UFOs; unintelligible language.

© Donald A. Johnson