Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1947 - At noon in Bakersfield, California a man saw 10 flying saucers fly over in a triangular formation. Their speed was estimated to be 900 kilometers per hour. The report was one of the early cases investigated by the FBI. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1978, p. 3).
1954 - Jets were scrambled but could not reach a hovering craft at high altitude in the sky between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. (Source: Richard Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State: A chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 407).
1958 - At 10:46 a.m. airport weather observer O. R. Foster in Pueblo, Colorado using a theodolite, sighted a domed disc-shaped object. It was silver in color but gave off no metallic luster. It flew overhead for five minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 5852; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
Pueblo, Colorado - 1958
1964 - Charles Englebrecht, age 18, went outside at 9:30 p.m. in Dale, Indiana when his TV and all house lights suddenly failed. He saw a glowing blue-white object, about 30-cm in diameter, land about 18 meters away in a field. He felt a mild electric shock when he tried to approach it and was unable to move forward toward the object. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 300 (case 613)).
1964 - That same evening at 9:30 p.m. three prominent citizens of Salta, Argentina--a lawyer, an engineer, and a businessman--were driving along highway 9 when a rectangular shaped UFO, reddish-orange in color, dove down several times in front of them. The first time the UFO caused such tremendous condensation on all their windows that they had to stop and wipe the windows. When the thing reappeared they saw that it was about 16 feet high, 20 feet wide, and had what appeared to be two big blades revolving clockwise as it flew along silently above the road. Some distance ahead there was a stationary rectangular dark red light about 50 cm square. To their amazement they saw the larger object scoop up this light and vanish at high speed. (Gordon Creighton, "Argentina 1963/64--Part IV", FSR, May 1966, p. 25).
1965 - On this night a domed disc shaped object, yellow-orange in color, was sighted by Bob Young and four others in Dry Fork, Utah. It flew overhead for five minutes. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, Appendix case no. 4).
Dry Fork, Utah - 1965
1967 - A man sitting in his yard in Eastern Henrico County, Virginia saw a bright UFO overhead that dropped a substance that struck his arm. He received burns on his arm and the left side of his face. (Source: Flying Saucers, April 1968, p. 29).
1968 - At 45 minutes after midnight Mr. Pedro Pretzel, a 36-year-old hotel proprietor in the resort town of Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina sighted a UFO with two very intense beams of red light while walking home. A short while later his 19-year-old daughter Maria, who had been working as the hotel receptionist, encountered a six and a half foot tall blond man dressed in a sky blue diver suit, holding a sky blue sphere in his left hand. On his right hand was a huge ring, like a gauntlet covering half his hand. The ends of his fingers and toes emitted light, and whenever he pointed his hand at her she felt faint and began to lose consciousness. He smiled and spoke to her in an unintelligible language for some minutes before leaving. (Sources: Charles Bowen, FSR, September-October 1968, p. 11; Jane Thomas, FSR, November-December 1972, p. 24; Oscar A Galindez, FSR, January 1981, p. 8; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-32, citing FSR).
1968 - A few hours later in Cabanas, Cuba a soldier fired 48 rounds from his machine gun at a landed UFO. Shortly after midnight several bursts of machine gun fire were heard coming from a location in the vicinity where militia member Isidro Puentes Ventura was on guard duty. At dawn, Puentes was found unconscious by an Army patrol and taken to a hospital in Pinar Del Rio, where he remained in shock and unable to speak for six days. Removed to the neurological ward at the Naval Hospital in Havana, Puentes was diagnosed to be suffering from emotional trauma, remaining in shock for another week. At the site where Puentes had been posted, Cuban and Soviet intelligence investigators found forty-eight spent cartridges and fourteen bullets apparently flattened by impact, as well as equally spaced indentations in the ground, indicating that a heavy device had landed. At the landing site three indentations were found suggesting tripod landing gear, inscribing a circle about four meters in diameter. Tests revealed that the soil had been exposed to a high degree of heat.
When Puentes recovered consciousness he reported that he had come to within 150 feet of a brilliant disc-shaped object on the ground, with a dome and several antennas on top. Convinced that the device was an American helicopter, Puentes fired at it. The craft turned orange and emitted a loud whistling sound, Puentes last recollection before losing consciousness. Soviet intelligence specialists subjected Puentes to a fifty-hour interrogation after which he was examined by a team of psychiatrists and put through fifteen hypnosis sessions. No contradictions were found in his story. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 82; Timothy Good, Beyond Top Secret, citing Jacques Vallee).
1968 - At 6 p.m., or about the same time that the widely publicized asteroid "Icarus" passed close to Earth, strange events were reported in the northern Italian province of Abruzzi. A semi-hysterical woman phoned the Celano, Italy police station reporting that three huge, disc-shaped UFOs were hovering outside of town. The objects glowed a pale red. Lt. Germonde took the call. Minutes later other witnesses reported seeing "spinning discs" the size of houses slowly descend to the ground in a wooded area near the town. But soon it got much weirder. Lt. Germonde received a call from a bar-restaurant owner reporting "huge birds with tiny wings and with faces like humans." According to the witness there were four or five huge birds or flying humanoids flying towards Celano. The strange creatures were described as three-feet in height and flying upright, as if they were men being propelled above the ground by some unknown force. No wings were visible, only a blur above their shoulders like the fast-moving wings of a hummingbird. Whatever kept them flying was small and moving very fast. The creatures reportedly flew at a height of only a few feet above the ground. They appeared to have trouble moving in heavily wooded areas. Their faces were reported to have been human like, but contained blank looks. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing Richardo Salvador, The Ohio Sky Watcher & Roger Veillith).
1968 - Late on this same night in La Armonia, Argentina a man was in his bed resting when two very tall human looking figures appeared in his room. They were thin and wore tight-fitting green shiny coveralls. The men sat on the edge of the witness's bed and one of them raised his hand making the witness feel dizzy, he then lowered it and the witness felt better, they then left. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case #1324, citing Hector P. Anganuzzi, Historia De Los Platos Voladores en Argentina).
1969 - At 2:30 a.m. in Tucson, Arizona four people saw a
glowing red light in the northwest sky. It flew from 30 degrees elevation
and passed near zenith overhead. One witness viewed the object through
binoculars, and he described a point source coming out of the light,
orbiting, and then re-entering. Someone shot some motion picture film of
the object. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1968, p. 8).
1974 - A maneuvering disc-shaped object was seen by independent witnesses in Nashua, New Hampshire at 12:35 a.m., 12:50 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. over Nashua. It was described as a large metallic object, dark on the lower half, with red lights around the rim. The same or similar object was seen zigzagging over Nashua airport. (Center for UFO Studies case investigation files, received July 17, 1974).
1974 -- Earlier that same day, Santiago Pulido Romero, age 46, was driving to his father's farm in Medellin, Spain at 4:30 a.m. when he saw a bright light, then a "pot-shaped" object flying rapidly towards him at a low altitude. The object paced his car at a distance of some 70 meters to the right. When his headlights were turned on the UFO would approach. When he turned them off the UFO moved away. The object hovered over the farmhouse he entered, illuminating the area "like daytime". It rotated as it hovered, with a slight back-and forth, pendulum motion. No sound was heard. The UFO had a conical turret on top, which emitted a brilliant yellow light. Inside the turret he could see three beings more than two meters tall, moving stiffly, with something like helmets on their heads. The object was in view for more than 90 minutes and was seen by others. It departed as the sun rose. (Eileen Buckle, Spanish UFO Fiesta, FSR, December 1974, p. 6).
1974 - At 10:15 p.m. in Wallers, France a dark object and some nocturnal lights were sighted low behind some trees. Two lights flew all over the place, while a huge ball of light was seen to land. Ground traces were reportedly found at the site. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1976).
1978 - At 10:40 p.m. a 60-foot diameter disc directed beams of light at two boys in Williamson, West Virginia. The boys found they were paralyzed and couldn't move. They reported an episode of missing time. Others heard an odd noise while this was taking place. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, June 1988).
1980 - There were over 30 reports of luminous ring-shaped UFOs from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil this evening. For a map showing the distribution of the reports with known geographical coordinates, click here. At around 7 p.m. twenty kilometers west of Junin, Argentina a circular object approached a car with five people inside from behind, forcing the driver to pull over. The object was dark in the center with luminous white points around the rim. It descended by the highway with a vertical motion and hung about 1.5 meters above the ground. It left a trail of white smoke. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 12, citing La Razon, June 18, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas).
1980 - At the same time pilots, crew, and passengers of some commercial airplanes were forced to delay their takeoffs while a UFO flew toward the Ezeiza, Argentina runway. It nearly crashed into a building, but gained altitude and flew away. It was tracked on radar at the Jorge Newbery airport in Ezeiza. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 11, citing Cronica, June 17, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas).
1980 - At 7:05 two reporters for the La Capital newspaper in Rosario, Argentina said that a "fleet of flying saucers" was seen by several witnesses and themselves from Independencia Park. One was shaped like a "teething ring", the second was smaller and white in color, and the third object was like a dot with a halo around it. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 9, citing Cronica, June 15 & 16, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas; Alan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1980, pp. 15-16).
1984 - At 10:30 p.m. guards at the Indian Point nuclear power
plant on the Hudson River, New York sighted a dark disc-shaped
object with lights, 30 feet in diameter, that stayed over the nuclear
reactor for 15 minutes. It finally flew away toward the northeast.
(Source: J. Allen Hynek & Philip Imbrognio, Night Siege, p.
1992, Topanga Canyon, California -- According to the Lost Hills/Malibu sheriff's office, a badly shaken man reported that an unidentified bright light followed him and his girlfriend sometime after midnight in Topanga Canyon. "Suddenly it was over us, we lost control of the car and it lifted us up in the sky--lifted us over the ground." What happened next was vague, according to the driver, who reckons they both lost memory for "maybe a couple of minutes, and then we were put down. Suddenly it wasn't there anymore." Shortly afterwards another call was received by the Sheriff's office from another witness, who together with his girlfriend saw three flying disks high up in the Canyon. "They were following us above the car, and we stopped and got out…we watched them and within maybe three seconds, they were gone--straight up into the air." (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, pp. 271-272; Preston Dennett, UFOs over Topanga Canyon, p. 271).
1992 - At 10:30 that same evening in Topanga Canyon, California in the area called Saddlepeak over 200 glowing spheres and oval shaped object were seen rising from behind a ridge, one-by-one. The objects darted across the sky in different directions, sometimes making right angle turns. (Source: Preston Dennett, UFOs over Topanga Canyon, p. 271).
1995 - At 9:00 a.m. a flat topped silver disc flew slowy toward the east over Holley, Florida making no sound. It shot away at high speed. Two jets were next seen, apparently following it. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #334).
2005 - The main witness, June Mark M. Sepe, and some friends were camping
near some woods in a small clearing next to Lake Nice Francisco in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, The Philippines.
After dinner they sat around the campfire planning their next day
activities. At around 9:20 p.m. they were surprised to see a
car headlight like light glowing behind some trees. They went
closer to investigate and came upon a landed cone-cylindrical shaped
craft, with no visible doors or windows. It stood about 8-10 feet high
and was resting on top of what appeared to be tripod landing gear. No
sound came from the craft, but they heard some rustling
of grass and leaves, which came from three human looking
beings making repairs on the craft. They were wearing metallic silver
jumpsuits and black “bonnet-like helmets.” The men hid in the bushes
and observed the scene for about 15-20 minutes when they heard a voice
call out from within the craft. They could not understand the language,
but the quality of the voice was soft and metallic like. After
awhile the three beings went back into the craft, entering
through the bottom of the craft, and they appeared to quickly
float upwards (just like being sucked up by a vacuum cleaner). There
was a high-pitched swooshing and humming noise, and then the craft
lifted off and shot out of the forest, and at the same time the
witnesses felt a gust of cool wind. One of the witnesses attempted to
photograph the object with his mobile phone, but the picture was
totally blurry. The five other witnesses were Rodel Rulona,
William Gomez, John Rabuyo, Jude Igar, and Rolly de Gracia. (Source:
Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2005, citing www.ufoevidence.org/sightings).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 11 November 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT database.
Themes: bedroom visitation, blue uniform, car pursuits, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, electric shock, landings, ground marks and landing gear imprints, human looking UFOnauts, levitation, luminous UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from Argentina, oval-shaped UFOs, pendulum motion, silent UFOs, very tall humanoids, tall Nordic looking humanoid, UFO over nuclear power plant, UFOs with satellite object(s), vertical ascent, whistling sound, zigzag maneuvers and abrupt 90º turns.