Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1920 - At 10:30 a.m. a small metallic blue, vertical cylinder, shaped like a "milk-can," landed only 15 feet away from the witness, sat on the ground for 15 minutes northeast of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, then took off and flew away to the west. It made no noise. (Sources: MUFON on-site investigation, report dated September 1, 1973; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 12).
1959 - On this day in Bloomington, Indiana a torpedo-shaped object first hovered, then dove out of sight. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 137).
1961 - In the sea off the town of Savona, Italy four people who were taking a ride in a small motorboat were suddenly rocked by growing waves. They stood up and noticed the sea swell up like an enormous bubble a kilometer away, with large waves widening into a circle. A few seconds later an object emerged and hovered at 10 meters altitude above the waves for a brief time. Its lower part was similar to an upside down plate and the upper part was shaped like a cone. As it was emerging from the water the object seemed to push it as if there was an air pillow. After it had emerged completely, the object stopped for a few seconds in the air at about 10 meters above the surface. After a few sways, a mark around the base formed and the object rapidly departed following a trajectory oblique to the sea surface and disappeared towards the northeast. (Sources: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 519; Marco Bianchini, USOCAT: Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU), www.cisu.org; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 122, citing Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1963, p. 11).
1962 - A doctor and his wife, Sr. & Sra. Gazua were driving to Parana, Entre Rios province, Argentina and were near the town of Crespo at 1:15 a.m. when they saw a luminous truncated cone, 3-4 meters high, on the ground 100 meters away. Through a doorway in the object they saw a being of normal height, wearing a diver suit with a hood. Inside was seated a second man. They drove on. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0529, citing Cordoba newspaper, July 20, 1962).
1964 - At 8:45 p.m. three people at the Coppermine trading post, south-southwest of Page, Arizona saw an ovoid object fly in the southern sky for 15 minutes. It had a red misty glow. A second ovoid flew off to the northwest. There were a total of 10 separate observers. At 10:00 a luminous blue blimp-shaped object hovered low over New River, Arizona. It ascended and flew off to the south-southwest when it was illuminated by car headlights. (Sources: (1) Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 236, Flying Saucers magazine, June 1965, p. 29; (2) APRO Bulletin, July-August 1965).
1965 - A vertical cigar-shaped object hovered for 20 minutes over Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England starting at 8:30 p.m. It then turned and vanished. There were many independent witnesses. (Sources: Arthur Shuttlewood, The Warminister Mystery: Astounding UFO Sightings, p. 41; BUFORA Journal, June 1965, p. 7).
1965 - On this night a large luminous
object encased in a bright green glow hovered low over a field in Monte Negro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Through an
opening two humanoids wearing brown suits and with dark round eyes were seen
looking out. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1965, citing Antonio
1966, Cape Canaveral, Florida - Three boys were playing behind their apartment about 7:30 p.m. when they saw a "rocket or jet" zip across the sky and disappear behind the building, apparently dropping into the water. They ran to the beach and saw, about 30 yards ahead, two men, talking, with their backs to them. The boys said the two men wore "glass helmets and gray suits with something that looked like scuba tanks on their backs." One of the youngsters was so surprised that he made a sound, startling the men. They scrambled quickly aboard a "round white thing" which sped to a strange floating device about 300 feet offshore. There were windows in the floating object, they said, and they could see people moving inside. On one side, there was a gray star with some type of identifying letters. The boys ran back at the same time the men raced for the object, and when they paused to look back, they were expecting the craft to take to the air. Instead, it submerged and vanished. (Sources: Lucius Farish & Dale Titler, Official UFO magazine, May 1977, p. 54; Tom Longhurst, Orlando Sentinel, June 5, 1966; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0717).
1966 - Two witnesses in West Point City, Pennsylvania observed a stationary object three meters above the ground at 9:45 p.m. It had a diameter of seven meters, with lights on top and bottom and smaller lights on the rim. It flew away very fast to the east. (Source: Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 770).
1967 - At 12:30 a.m. a secretary in Moorestown, New Jersey saw two disc-shaped UFOs, one with a bright white light, the second with white, red and green lights. The UFOs hovered over a huge radar antenna. The second disc "pulsed" first. (Source: NICAP case file, investigation report dated July 5, 1967).
1967 - Shortly after 10 p.m., on Lake Nipissing, Ontario a buoy tender named Arcand observed green and white lights between two small islands. Thinking another boatman might be in trouble, the buoy tender headed toward the lights. He was about 100 feet away when the lights rose from the water "with a whoosh" and sped off into the night. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 5; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 228).
1969 - Four observers driving in a truck in Vicuna, Chile at 5:05 a.m. saw an orange oval-shaped object that flew fast, stopped, reversed its direction of flight, did some general maneuvering, and then made an abrupt change in elevation. They saw two luminous figures hide from view. A beam of energy paralyzed the exposed arms of two of the witnesses. (Sources: CICA Boletin, December 1969; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 118).
1969 - Starting at around 6:00 p.m. many townspeople watched three disc-shaped UFOs maneuver over the town of Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil for hours. Two of the objects flew off very fast to the south toward the sea, while one stayed behind and continued to play around in sky. (Source: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, October 1971, p. 15).
1973 - A circular indentation five meters across was found as a possible UFO landing site in Old Junee, New South Wales, Australia. Close by were six pod marks about 1 meter in diameter, spaced at a regular distance apart. (Source: Bill Chalker, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 21).
1974 - Maubeuge, Nord department, France. A domed disc with a thin base and blinkers, blinked in response to flashlight signals, but flew away when a car attempted to approach it. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #141).
1975 - A ten-meter diameter disc-shaped object zig-zagged across a road on Palmer Island, New South Wales, Australia. It is possible there had been a landing because the object had been so close to the ground, and animals were upset. There were 5 witnesses, and the sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 207)
1976 - Two people saw a disc-shaped object the color of silver or chrome moving nearby in the sky over Troy, Michigan at 9:55 p.m. They followed it in their car for some time as it changed directions and moved erratically about. They also heard unusual static on the car radio during the sighting. Eventually the object suddenly left very quickly and they could not keep pace with it. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 398, citing personal investigation; CUFOS News Bulletin, September 1976, p. 5).
1977 - At eight o'clock in the evening two people driving in a car in Hanover, Northern Cape province, South Africa experienced
radio static on their car radio as a three meter wide nocturnal
light paced their car. The color of the object was blinding
white, but they were unable to determine its shape. Their close
encounter lasted 20 minutes in total. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFOs--African Encounters, p. 157).
1982 - At around 4:00 a.m. a young woman in Brooklyn, New York was awakened by a voice slowly calling her name. When she got up from bed she saw a large glowing object outside her window. She saw two man-like figures staring at her from inside the craft, and a small table inside the object. The two men began moving back and forth very quickly. The UFO then changed into a bright fiery flame and disappeared. The woman received a telepathic message before it departed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case # 1085, citing Brad & Shirley Hansen Steiger, Starborn).
1986 - On this night Paulo Pereira Campos was returning to his home accompanied by his two daughters in a rural part of Nego, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. He noticed a luminous yellow, oval-shaped object approaching them. They all ran and hid in a bamboo grove, where they watched the object land about 200 meters away. Two short figures emerged from the UFO and walked around the area for 15 minutes. They then entered the craft and it took off and left. Footprints were found at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1986, citing Antonio Faleiro).
1989 - At 10:46 p.m. a couple driving in Long Beach, Washington observed four glowing footballs, which they estimated were twenty to thirty feet long and at an altitude of 700 feet above them. (Source: Bob Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
1992 - At 11:30 p.m. a witness driving on highway D28 west of Melesse, France sighted a seven-foot long transparent ovoid object over a pasture. It approached and the witness was able to see a tall, thin humanoid behind a control panel inside the object. A nearby tree was scorched, apparently by heat coming from thce UFO. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 334; SOS-OVNI France, Phenomena, issue # 11; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case # 2392, citing LDLN, issue # 334).
1995 - A white cigar-shaped object zig-zagged through the sky at araound 8:00 p.m. on Harwood Island, New South Wales, Australia. Then a huge ovoid object rose from the ground, leaving behind traces. A dog became sick. (Sources: Bill Chalker, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 26; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 204).
2000 - In Manzanita, Oregon there were two independent reports of orange colored lights coming from the northwest, traveling in a line at a fast speed. The most seen at any one time were three. The first report was at 9:45 p.m. and the second at 10:00 p.m. The first report commented that the three bright orange/yellow lights appeared to meet up over the ocean, and then travel inland. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, webpages posted June 21, 2000).
2006 - Numerous white objects appeared over Maidstone, Kent, England in the clear blue skys at 5:05 p.m. There was a large round, white object in the middle with smaller round white objects randomly scattered about, surrounding it. The objects started to fade after 15 minutes. (Sources: British Ministry of Defence; National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 October 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: animal reactions, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, footprints left at landing site, human looking UFOnauts, inside occupants, low level UFOs, multi-year reports from Brazil, France and New South Wales, nautical UFOs (UFO emerging from or submerging in ocean or lake), oval-shaped or ovoid UFOs, radio interference, short humanoids, telepathy, yellow UFO, zigzag maneuvers.