On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 28

On this evening in 1953, at 6:10 p.m., 5 silent orbs flew over Corona, California in a V Formation. Flying at an estimated 2,000 feet altitude, they changed into a row formation, then back again into a V formation. Speed was estimated at 150 mph. They flew from the southeast to the northwest. Later that same evening, over the Naval Air Station at Point Mugu on the California coast, US Marine Corps jet fighters pursued a red disc-shaped UFO. The UFO out accelerated the jets and moved away at high speed. Project Blue Book listed this later case as an official "unknown". (Sources: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History 1953, p. 067; Project Blue Book files, case #2361).

On this night in 1955, a blue nocturnal light followed a snowplow in the Blue Mountains in Oregon. It moved away when the snowplow stopped, but came back when plowing resumed. (Source: APRO Bulletin, March 1955).

1967 -- At 1:45 p.m. a group of school boys encountered a "little blue man" about three feet tall, wearing a helmet, on Studham Common in England. The humanoid said something unintelligible, and disappeared and re-appeared four times, leaving behind a cloud of smoke. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, July 1967, p. 3).

1967 - By this date things were more or less back to normal at the Kushner household in Pittsfield, Pennsylvania following a frightening close encounter experience with a brilliant pink triangular UFO three nights earlier (on January 25th). However, shortly after dinner two strange men arrived at the door. They identified themselves as military investigators and flashed what appeared to be USAF identification. Mrs. Kushner described the ID card as having black printing on a durable white stock. Both men wore tan trench coats which they kept buttoned from knee to collar. The taller of the two, who did all the talking, was described as thin and deeply tanned, and having blond hair and green eyes. The other gentleman was heavy set with dark hair, piercing blue eyes and was also deeply tanned. The men were polite but very insistent about one thing: they wanted every shred of information about the girl's experience. Neither parent could explain why they allowed their children to be so intensely grilled by these "government agents." The men moved about the house with apparently total knowledge of the contents of the rooms, the placement of furniture and other objects. Their clothing looked as if it had been newly purchased and the bottoms of their shoes were unscuffed. When the mystery men left they backed their vehicle out onto the roadway, turned off their headlights, and powered away down the road. At one point one man was seen writing strange symbols in vertical columns, starting from the left, going down one column, up the next, and down the third. This was in a small booklet. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Robert A. Goerman).

On this evening over Keats Island, British Columbia in 1968, a dark UFO with red and yellow lights at both ends was seen weaving from side to side. It stopped in place two or three times, and when it did the lights dimmed. (Source: John Magor, Our UFO Visitors, p. 44).

In 1969 at 10 p.m., a guard in San Lucar de Barrame, Spain watched a "pot" fly silently over trees at a low altitude, from north to south. The UFO illuminated the area like daytime. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Computerized Catalogue; Larry Hatch "U" database).

In 1973 a domed, semi-circular object hovered over a pond in Winsford, England at 6:35 p.m. (Source: Newspaper clipping dated February 8, 1973).

In 1975 an ovoid-shaped UFO hovered over a football field in Dolianova, Italy. Only 10 meters above the ground, the object rose slowly into the sky at an angle when a car approached. (Source: ITACAT computer catalogue).

In 1976 two physiological effects cases occurred on the same night, the first in Benacazon, Spain and the second in Dargo, Victoria, Australia. The first occurred at 12:30 a.m. in the European time zone, while the second occurred several hours later at 11:30 p.m. local time. (Sources: FSR, May 1976, p. 21; FSR, October 1976, p. 30).

On this evening in 1979 a 1.5-meter long ovoid hovered over a house in Vannes, France. The UFO zipped over above an empty lot. It beamed white beams of light down onto the ground and up into the clouds, at around 5:15 p.m. A UFO witness to repeated UFO encounters experienced lasting physiological effects due to the close approach of 2 disc-shaped UFOs. The observer also heard a mechanical voice in his head that said, "We mean you no harm." Also on this day, a disc-shaped UFO shot dazzling beams of light onto a road in Taining County, China. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 3; Paul Dong, UFO over modern China, p. 126).

Three UFO encounters were reported in France on this day in 1980. The first occurred in La Racine at 4:20 a.m. An orange, glowing, lima bean shaped UFO flew up highway D34 for several kilometers in a northwesterly direction, closely following the terrain. At 7:10 p.m. near Grandrieux, a four-meter diameter cylinder-shaped disc followed a car up and down route N377. Several square windows ringed the UFO. Later, at Aurillac around 9:10 p.m. a luminous orange sphere flew by closely while shining down a beam of light. Meanwhile, several nocturnal lights hovered high overhead. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1981, July 1981, and issue #214.)

In 1981 at 5:30 in the morning, a disc was sighted maneuvering over some woods and landing behind some trees in Colle Maddalena, Italy. A burnt circle of grass and some charred tree branches were found at the landing site. (Source: ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue).

In 1984, an orange sphere was seen to land on a ridge in Flemington, New Jersey. Two witnesses saw the UFO descend and land at 6:30 p.m., while many others saw a bigger object rise from the same spot 20 minutes later. (Source: International UFO Reporter, March 1984, p. 7).

In 1990 a super large craft with bright blue lights around its perimeter was reported in Stockbridge, Michigan. In Gulf Breeze, Florida that afternoon, a MUFON UFO investigator and three others videotaped a round orange UFO that emitted white flashes of light from the top and bottom of the object. (Sources: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994; MUFON UFO Journal, May 1990).

In 1993 several UFO reports occurred over Alabama and Pennsylvania. At 5 a.m. noise attracted a witness to the window of her home in Dog Town, Alabama where she saw a UFO with several lights. In Adamsburg, Alabama at UFO was sighted at 6:30 p.m. that was described as fat in the middle, and tapered at the ends. A photo was taken of a stealth-aircraft like UFO in Gadsden, Alabama. The US Air Force denied that it was one of their aircraft. At 10:15 p.m. a yellow ball of light with a green flashing light was seen in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994).

On this day in 1994 a huge, dark, disc-shaped object, reddish-brown in color, vanished suddenly in the skies over Coulommiers, France at 1:14 p.m. European time. The UFO was sighted by the crew of an Air France A320 airliner, and reported to air traffic control. Ground military radar tracked the UFO for 50 seconds at a speed of 100 knots. About one hour later, at 8:20 a.m. local time in Lancaster, New Hampshire a diamond-shaped UFO with blunt points paused in the sky, then vanished. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994).

In 1996 at 11 p.m. in Bridgeton, Missouri three nocturnal lights were seen maneuvering in the sky. The objects were seen to join together and separate repeatedly. They flew in a general southwest direction. About a half-hour later in Union, Missouri five nocturnal lights were videotaped flying slowly toward the southwest. They made a faint humming sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, "U" computer database).

1996 - A woman in Chandler, Arizona reported a visitation by "aliens" in her bedroom late at night. They reportedly gave her a medical examination. The next morning she awoke with some scars and other anomalies on her body. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case #2342, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

In 1997 a witness going to bed at 10:30 p.m. in Colebrook, New Hampshire shut off the bedroom light and then saw a large object, like sunlight reflecting off metal, rise up to clear a ridgeline. The light then went out, but the witness could still perceive that the silhouette of the UFO was still visible in the sky. It flew over the ridge and was gone. (Source: MUFON investigation files, case 970128E),

At 5:30 p.m. on this date in 2000 a driver and passenger were driving westbound on the New Jersey Turnpike between East Rutherford and Secaucus, New Jersey when they spotted a triangle-shaped object flying in the northern sky. Two large, bright cylindrical UFOs were sighted in the southwestern morning sky in Beaverton, Oregon at 7:30 a.m. The UFOs were the apparent size of a lentil held at arm's length. Four other reports occurred that evening in British Columbia, Oregon, California, and Arizona. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center; UFO Research Manitoba, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; bedroom visitation; blue lights; cylindrical UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs, hovering UFOs, hovering over a playing field; Men-in-Black (MIB) visitation following close encounter; multi-year reports from France, Italy, and Spain; red and reddish-brown colored UFOs; physiological effects.