On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 31

1916 -  Royal Flying Corps pilot Lt. Morgan was flying at 5000 feet over Rochford, Essex, England on this evening on the lookout for Zeppelins. At 8:25 p.m. he saw an object with a row of lights like the windows on a railway carriage with the blinds drawn. He tried to close but his airplane's engine started malfunctioning. When he fired a pistol at the lights they rose rapidly into the heavens and disappeared out of sight. (Sources: Richard H. Hall,  From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 10 citing J. Morris, p. 81; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 6;  Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 89).

1960 -  Six in a boat on the ocean on the coast of Lae, Papua New Guinea saw a 14 meter diameter umbrella-shaped craft swaying back and forth in the sky in overcast skies at around five o'clock in the morning. It had four windows on the underside. It shot up vertically. (Sources: Flying Saucers, May 1962, p. 36; APRO Bulletin, May 1961).

1963 - An object was reported to have landed in Ganada de Algosaray, Argentina. The Lopez brothers found traces in the grass and evidence of intense heat. There was a police investigation, during which a whitish powder was found at the landing site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 561, citing Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1966)

1965 - At 6:15 p.m. three men sighted two discs hovering over some high-tension power lines between Kent and Renton, Washington. The UFOs appeared to be connected to each other. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 248; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 248; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1965).

1965 - On the same night a group of people in Torrent, Argentina in the province of Corrientes saw a craft land and five tall, "Cyclops" beings (i.e. creatures with only one eye in the middle of their foreheads) emerge. The creatures entered a house and reportedly attempted to abduct a local man, but were driven off. (Sources: Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1965, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0621; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 263).

1969 - At around 8:00 p.m. a small “space ship” approached General Moacyr Uchoa and his investigating team on Wilson P. Gusmao’s Alexania Fazenda, Goias State, Brazil where UFO sightings had been occurring frequently for more than a year. It performed some maneuvers before landing 100 meters away. Senor Gusmao left the group of investigators and walked up to within a meter of the vessel, which he found to be only two meters long and a meter wide, hovering 18 inches above the ground. A door in the top of the craft opened, and a crew member stood up in the hatch. He looked at Gusmao while manipulating something on his belt, which Gusmao thought was a camera. Then he turned around, and as if obeying an order a big light arose from the nearby ridge. The occupant then turned to face Gusmao, and he put his hand on his belt again, causing a luminous halo to surround his body. After this, the onlookers could see him only as a ball of light. Then, with a slight gesture, he slipped down again into the craft, which took off rapidly. (Sources: Moacyr Alfredo Uchoa, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 15; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-07 (A1022), citing SBEDV and General Moacyr Alfredo Uchoa).

1974 -  A V-Shaped light appeared over a car northeast of Tarbes on highway N21, France around two o'clock in the morning in the Pyrenees. The four witnesses felt heat and electricity, and later had headaches. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database case 11084; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 133).

1978 -  John C., age 10, and his friends Eddy and Michael H. (8 and 10 years old) were playing on the ice in the playing field of the Montvale Memorial Elementary School in Montvale, New Jersey at 6:15 p.m. It was dark, and the school's floodlights illuminated the field. The boys then noticed a "plane" like object that passed slowly over the field. Moments later a second object arrived, which was described as shaped like a square with large yellow lights in each corner, with a slight dome on top and a red light underneath. The object emitted a red beam of light towards the ground, but stopped short before touching it. They next noticed several humanoid figures moving around the school park, walking stiffly. These figures were of average height and bald headed, and dressed in bright yellow outfits with boots and gloves. One of the beings looked different, because he had a larger head which seemed "creased" down the middle and had on a brown cape over the yellow suit. As the boys watched the figures, they noted an uncanny silence and an unpleasant sulphur like odor in the area. The figures walked away towards the nearby Public Works Garage. The boys then noticed another figure, this one a woman standing in the parking lot. She had medium long brown hair and wore a dark suit with blue fur around her shoulders and when she walked, she did as if in slow motion. She sat down on a low fence then raised her arm very slowly and pointed to the sky, apparently at another hovering square shaped object. The woman then also walked towards the Public Works building and at one point seemed to appear and disappear as a police vehicle drove by near her. (Source: International UFO Reporter, March 1978, p. 36 & April 1978, p. 3).

Montvale, New Jersey CE-III - 1978

1988 -  A woman had a close encounter with a silent charcoal black triangular object while driving in the suburban town of Eureka, Pennsylvania at 6:50 p.m. The object passed only 30 feet above her car. It had three bright white headlights on the side facing her when sighted, six small white lights underneath in two clusters of three, and a red light on the bottom forward. The edges of the object sloped out underneath. (Source: Stan Gordon, MUFON Field Investigations Database, case # 880940).

1990 - A huge manta ray shaped object, described as bigger than a 747 without the fuselage, was seen by many witnesses in Piketown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m. It was estimated to be flying at 10,000 feet altitude and had blinking lights. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 238).

1993 -  A farmer in Dodge County east of Columbus, Wisconsin had a close encounter with a large flat disc-shaped object with a dome on top at 8:10 p.m. It illuminated the farm with light beams that faded and intensified. Sheriff deputies then chased the UFO for 20 miles. (Source: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, February 1993).

1996 - Near Romatambo, a remote mountain village in Ancash province, Peru at eight o'clock in the morning, several Quechua Indian shepherds tending their flocks watched six objects fly over the area. According to one of the witnesses, Silvia Bedoya, age 40, the objects apparently emerged from nearby Lake Cococha. The objects formed what seemed like a protective circle around a larger cigar-shaped, mother-ship style object. The flight of the objects illuminated the whole valley in an eerie deep purple light. The "mother ship" landed upriver from the village. Soon two occupants emerged from the object. These were described as about a meter tall with large oversized heads, long spindly arms and short bandy legs. They wore gunmetal gray helmets and matching one-piece coveralls. The humanoids took out transparent containers and, ignoring the shepherds, collected many samples, including soil, grass, alpine weeds, and water from the nearby river. Soon the UFOnauts re-entered the large object and all the objects shot away into space at high speed. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 337; Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, issue # 15; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case # 2472).

2002 -  A senior INS Border Patrol officer and his dog witnessed a disc-shaped object very quickly pass over their patrol vehicle at 5:30 a.m. in the desert near Jacumba, San Diego County, California. A warbling sound emanated from the object, which the dog reacted to.  Seconds later, a dozen more discs are witnessed flying to the east with a delta-shaped object in their midst, then fly off to the west. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18183, citing Filer's Files, Volume 2, Number 7).

2003 - At 10:30 p.m. a large white object like two saucers rim to rim flew slowly at a low level over a farm field and farmhouses in Villeneuve, Alberta, Canada. There were two witnesses and the sighting lasted almost two minutes. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18191; Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case 40, citing Alberta UFO Study Group).

2005 - At ten o'clock at night a triangular object hovered over a frozen pond in Columbia City, Indiana for three minutes and melted the ice. On the same night in Wood River, Nebraska a bright oval-shaped object allegedly picked up a cow. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, January 2005 webpage, reports uploaded Feb. 8, 2005).

2007 - At 7:00 p.m. a green hamburger-shaped UFO with porthole hovered 500 feet in the air over Hibbard, Quebec, Canada, making no noise. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case 41).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 September 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; Cyclops humanoids; failed abduction attempt; nautical UFOs; pendulum motion; physical effect: pond ice melted by UFO; physiological effects: headaches, smell of sulphur; specimen collecting behavior; triangular UFO, vertical ascent, white powder residue at landing site.

© Donald A. Johnson