Encounters with Aliens on this Day
On this day in 1943, 12 brilliant star-like lights were seen maneuvering in all directions over Chauny, France. They flew at a high altitude, and were absolutely silent. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, Vol. 338).
In 1952 at 6:45 p.m., two small and one very large disc were sighted flying at 15,000 feet altitude in Chartres, France. The three discs hovered, and then shot straight up and away. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, computerized catalogue, case #655; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: June-July 20th, p. 3).
1955 - Over the Melville Sound in the Northwest Territories of Canada, a National Security Agency RB-47 jet bomber, newly re-fitted for aerial electronic surveillance, made radar and visual contact with a disc-shaped UFO for 9 minutes. This encounter occurred in 1955 near the north magnetic pole. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #4362; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 408).
There was a reported landing of a UFO near Hicksville, New York on Long Island at just after midnight in 1956. The unconfirmed report said there were landing traces, but the report couldn't be followed up. (Source: Civilian Saucer Intelligence of New York Newsletter, June 1956, p. 10).
In 1963 a multicolored UFO, the size of a light truck, was reported to have landed in the vicinity of Lyle, Minnesota at 3:10 a.m. The multicolored object was seen ascending into the sky from a nearby town. Police searched the area for 3 miles on both sides of the Iowa-Minnesota border but found nothing. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1964, p.1; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 572).
1965 - The Gemini-4 mission with astronauts McDivitt and White sighted a "weird object" with "arms" while in orbit over the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. Motion picture film was shot. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, July-August 1965, p. 3; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 208; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 412).
1968 - Artist Benjamin Solari Parravicini was walking home after midnight in Buenos Aires province, Argentina when he was confronted by a fair skinned man with eyes "so light in color that he looked as if blind." The man addressed him in an unintelligible guttural language. Looking upward, the witness saw only 50 meters away a hovering aerial craft with no lights. He became dizzy, and when he recovered, he found himself inside the machine, with three other people. One of these, a very handsome man, was questioning Parravicini in an alien language, which he was able to understand telepathically. The being told him that they would take him once around Earth, and he observed Japan, France, and Chile before being returned to the same street corner. Since this experience the alien beings have allegedly contacted Parravicini several times. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-31, citing Gordon Creighton, FSR, September-October 1968).
In 1969 numerous red lights were seen hovering in the sky over Penwortham, South Australia at 6:30 p.m. In Eden Valley five minutes later a UFO with two rows of red lights, connected by a white beam, buzzed a motorist. Afterwards three circular burn marks were found on the hood of his car. At 7:30 p.m. a man driving between Brinkworth and Clare saw red lights flying parallel to his car, heading to the east. At 8 p.m. at Porter's Lagoon, 15 miles east of Clare, South Australia a red light pulsated is it hung stationary over the lagoon. At about the same time a red light came down the valley from Camel Hump Ridge in Gum Creek, while a blue UFO hovered over the range and later went behind a mountain. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 184-5).
On that same night in 1969 a fifteen-foot in diameter silver
ovoid object flew 500 meters over the town of Sao Jose do Rio Preto,
Brazil. It emitted blue and orange beams of light. At 8 p.m. a
doctor took a photograph of a 50-meter wide red-orange UFO while it
hovered just off the ground and 150 meters away in Lavras, Brazil.
Earlier that morning at dawn in Brasilia, a silent, dish-shaped UFO
maneuvered up and down, to-and-fro, and shot up multi-colored beams of
light. (Sources: O Dia, June 6, 1969; FSR Case Histories,
October 1971, p. 15; Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases #8878 and
That evening at 6:30 p.m. Bertrand, age 10, was near the building when he noticed a "boy" about 3.5 feet tall standing beside it. He had a big belly and was wearing a red sweater crossed by a wide black strap. This "boy" ran around behind the building. A short time later Noel, Simon, and Barthelemy all saw a long gray animal, which they called a "dog", make a giant leap from the second floor window (about 12 feet high), and landed on the ground some 40 feet from the house. It left footprints "like a calf's." Then a small person like those seen earlier came out of the barn and called the "dog" to him with a snap of his fingers. He then passed a thick leash around its neck. Then three more such beings appeared, all alike except that one lacked a large stomach. They wore black hats with a peak behind. All four, with the "dog", then began to run very rapidly down the road away from the village. Two trucks passed and as they did the little men and their "dog" nimbly jumped off the road and hid. They ran out of sight. The next day the "dog's" paw prints were found. Six days later, the building mysteriously caught fire and burned to the ground. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-21 (A1082); Fernand LaGarde, Mysterieuses Soucoupes Volantes, p. 185).
In 1972 at dawn, a farmer watched a disc-shaped UFO hover on its edge near Riverina, New South Wales. The object veered about in all directions in the sky for fifteen minutes, then shot straight up and away. Later that same day shortly after 6:00 p.m. in Bents Basin, New South Wales, Australia a three-meter tall (ten foot!) robot mysteriously vanished, while a 25-foot diameter disc hovered very low to the ground. The six witnesses reported having headaches as aftereffects of their encounter, and there were burn marks on one of their automobiles. (Sources: (1) APRO Bulletin, May-June 1972, p. 1; (2) Bill Chalker investigation files, case 2037; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 60).
A dark disc with a tail appendage hovered over New York City for five minutes around 6:30 p.m. in 1974. It was sharply outlined in the sky, and at an estimated altitude of 900 meters. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, December 1974.)
1978 - Four years later a UFO again appeared over New York City. In the afternoon, at a medical center on the Eastside of the city near the FDR parkway, a medical student took a photograph of a three-foot tall egg-in-cup saucer. The episode had many independent witnesses with accompanying television coverage and newspaper reports. Approximately five hours earlier that day a private pilot and his passenger reported a near collision with a hovering saucer-shaped UFO over Pasadena, California. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September 1978, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 41).
In 1980 two brothers commuting to work in Abasto, Argentina saw a strange luminous object in the pre-dawn sky at around 5:30 a.m. It made no noise, was 12 meters in diameter, and emitted white and reddish flashes of light. The UFO flew over fast, halted above the two men, then shot off to the north. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 9, citing La Razon, June 5, 1980).
In 1984 a very luminous object shone a bright light into the window of a mobile home in Staunton, Virginia. The UFO was football-shaped, about the size of a car, and made a faint buzzing noise. (Source: APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 7).
In 1989, according to a report in the MUFON UFO Journal, a security guard and an air traffic controller at Air Force Facility 42 in Palmdale, California witnessed a silver flying object and three orb-shaped UFOs at 7:45 p.m. during testing of the B1-B bomber. There was also a rumor of an abduction occurring on this date at the same facility. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1990).
1989 - At 10:30 p.m. a disc-shaped object that emitted beams of light was observed from directly underneath in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report posted on website April 16, 2005).
In 1992 a 28-year-old man in Londonderry, New Hampshire was watching star-like lights move around outside his window, and was hoping to get a good photograph of what was going on when a structured unidentified craft came flying over the trees and flew slowly down his street, twice. Strangely, he made no attempt during this close encounter to take a photograph. (Source: Ken Foster, MUFON investigation files # 930406Eb; MUFON UFO Journal, June 1993).
1996 - Several people were staying at a country home in rural Apache
They were sitting around the kitchen table at 10:30 p.m. when two
of them saw a bright UFO streak by, apparently crashing in the
distance. They all lept into a jeep and raced off in search for
the crashed object. They crossed State Highway 61, drove along an old
cattle trail, and soon came upon an elderly couple standing next
to their parked van on the road side; both were staring
off into the countryside. They asked them if they had seen a UFO crash,
and were told by them that they were also trying to find it. The
elderly couple had been driving west on Highway 61 toward Show Low when
they saw the object streak by and appear to crash. They all then drove
on to the apparent crash site. This area had only a few
trees, scattered cedar and junipers, and a lot of rocks and
canyons. After driving for about an hour they came to a very deep
canyon and could drive no further. Deep in the canyon was the crashed
UFO. It was an oblong, egg shaped object, about the size of a barn. Its
color was strange--it was described as the color of skin with a
fading tan, and it faintly glowed. The glow was sufficiently bright
enough to illuminate the bottom of the canyon. There were two
"pillars" at the front of the object. These pillars may have been
posted on either side of a door, although a doorway was not
visible. The witnesses also claimed they saw a helicopter at the scene,
and a black pick-up truck. They were baffled as to how the truck could
have gotten down into the remote canyon so quickly, unless there was
some road they did not know about. They watched the scene for
awhile, then left. (Source: National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle,
In 1997 three people witnessed a fluorescent flying object as it flew over White Plains, New York. It made no sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, June 1997 web page).
A somewhat round but irregularly shaped object, with a surface texture "like a sponge", flew near a mountain in Trail, British Columbia at 10:30 p.m. in 1999. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, June 1999 web page).
At 1:03 a.m. on this night in 2002, lights were seen moving toward the east in a zigzagging flight path in Montreal, Quebec. (Source: UFO Research Manitoba website, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case #201).
2004 - Around 7:00 p.m. a rounded "A"-shaped object was seen moving irregularly in the sky over Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for 15 minutes, then it flew away. (Source: Canadian UFO Survey 2004, case # 348).
2006 - An extremely bright object that was highly maneuverable and shooting sparks was seen over Houston, British Columbia at 4:20 p.m. (Source: Canadian UFO Survey 2006, citing ufoinfo.com)
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 October 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abduction; buzzing sounds; disc-shaped UFOs, doctors and medical personnel; landings; multi-year sightings for New York City and environs; multi-year reports for Argentina, Australia, and France; photographs and attempted photographing of UFOs; red lights; short humanoids, silent UFOs, unintelligible language, zigzag maneuvers.