On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 25

1965 -  Police officer Woody Darnell, his family, and several neighbors saw a stationary object on the ground in Marion, Virginia. It took off with a shower of sparks. Several trees were found uprooted or calcinated at the site. (Sources: Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1966, p. 15; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 94; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 634, citing Fate,  July 1965).

1965 - At around 8:00 p.m. nine witnesses sighted a disc-shaped object that bobbed slowly up and down over the center of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia; it was in view for 10 minutes. (Sources: Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, January 26, 1965; Brad Steiger, Strangers from the Skies, p. 69; Donald B. Hanlon, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1966, p. 15; Fate, July 1965; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 228).

1967 - Harold Lenz was driving to work in Winsted, Minnesota at 4:30 a.m. when the engine of his pickup truck stalled near Howard Lake. He got out to check under the hood and saw a bright luminous object, 75 feet long by 30 feet wide, approach and land on three legs on the highway. It made a loud whirring noise. Something like an elevator descended from the bottom and a man walked out. He was dressed in a silver-blue, tight-fitting coverall uniform with a "fish-bowl" helmet over his head. He was about average height and appeared to be human. The UFO occupant seemed to examine something on the object. He then got back into the UFO and it took off. The total event lasted between 3-4 minutes. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-08, citing USAF Project Blue Book files; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case , citing 184, citing Vallee).

1967 - At around two a.m. three teenage girls--Susan, Tanya and Marianne--were enjoying a typical teenage pajama party in Pittsfield, Pennsylvania and were doing anything but sleeping when all three simultaneously spotted a peculiar light shimmering through the closed curtains of Susan's bedroom. Without warning the drapes parted of their own accord and a midget-sized triangular object was revealed, hovering a few feet from the house. It began beaming a pinkish light of a painfully brilliant intensity into the bedroom. When the triangle moved to the second window, the curtains repeated their opening act, and the light intensity increased several fold. At this point the girls became quite frightened and tried to flee, but all three girls quickly became weak and paralyzed, unable to cry out or do more than whimper helplessly. After a few more torturous moments the light effect dissipated and their mobility was restored, although a dizzy sensation continued to haunt the girls for nearly an hour. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Robert A. Goerman).

1967 - Shortly after sunset, Betty Andreasson, her parents and her seven children were frightened by a pulsating reddish-orange light outside their backyard in South Ashburnham, Massachusetts. This was accompanied by a "silent vacuum" and failure of all the lights in the house. Four entities appeared before Betty in the kitchen after passing through a closed door. The beings were nearly identical in appearance, with large baldheads, gray skin, large wrap-around eyes with hazy, light gray interiors. They had "scar like" mouths and holes for noses and ears. They wore sparkly, dark blue uniforms with a lighter blue "Sam Browne" strap. They had bulky hands, possibly gloved, and wore boots.

Their leader, named Quazgaa, was slightly taller and his suit was darker that the others. The reported height of the entities was between 3 1/2 and five feet. Quazgaa began telepathic communication with Betty in the kitchen. He asked her for some food and was offered some left over meat. The beings declined, asking that it be cooked again and she cooked it on the stove. They followed her into the living room where she handed the leader a Bible. He created several copies and handed them to the crew. He in turn handed her a thin, blue book containing their form of knowledge, which remained in her possession for nine days. During these proceedings the other family members were sitting in the living room in a trance state. However, Betty's daughter remembered and confirmed part of the above testimony. Betty was then "talked into" going onboard the entities' craft. She was on board for an estimated two hours. During this time she was led through several rooms, was given a physical exam, and had a needle inserted in her nostril and another in her navel, and had a body scan by a device that looked like a giant eye. She was then placed in an enclosed seat that was filled with a soothing liquid, in which she was "prepared" for an unusual journey.

Accompanied by two guides she visited an alien realm where she saw cities, strange bug-eyed creatures, and a vast ocean. She had a traumatic religious experience, which led her to believe that the beings were some form of "angels." Returning from the journey she was led back to her home by two of the entities, one named Joohop. Her family was still in a state of suspended animation. Her daughter later recalled being "baby sat" by the one remaining entity. The beings, holding spheres of light in their hands, proceeded to put the family to bed, Betty the abductee being the last. The incident included automatic writing, speaking in strange tongues, visions, message transfer and telephone "contact," some of these occurring under hypnosis and others during the investigation. Betty was found to have several previous contacts and numerous post-1967 abduction experiences as well. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-127, citing Ray Fowler, Joe Santangelo, Jules Vaillancourt, David Webb, Fred Youngren & Dr. Herbert Edelstein).

1968 - At eleven o'clock at night, Dr. Axel Aberg Cobo, a Professor of Human Relations and Journalism, was walking along the beach in the town of Torres, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil when a silver colored, luminous object emerged from the ocean only 25 yards away from him. He felt as though he was paralyzed. Shortly, two men over six feet tall, "who looked as though they were made of crystal," walked up to him stiffly, without bending their knees. He felt as if they were communicating with him telepathically. They greeted him by touching shoulders, and one of the beings, which had introduced himself as "Rubinako," said to him, "Krebs, Navis, Karsicujo and Krero." Only partially paralyzed, Cobo noted these words, writing them down with a ballpoint pen on his bare arms. They next told him they would meet him again in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. He had a vague recollection that the craft took off vertically. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1968; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 29).

1976 - At 8:09 p.m. a sheriff's deputy was driving with his family in Gillette, Wyoming when an object started coming toward the car. The deputy immediately stopped the car and turned off the headlights. The object appeared to be the size of a semi-truck and had multicolored rotating lights. At the center of the object was a bright light. As the UFO came closer to the car, the officer felt that "it was trying to catch us," and he tried to turn his car around. When he was unable to turn around on the narrow road, he started backing away from the UFO. After traveling for almost a mile, he reached a point where he could turn around. By this time the object was about 100 yards from the car and about 10 feet off the ground. As he was in the process of turning his car, the UFO was lost from sight. When he got home later he got into a truck and went back out to search for the UFO away from the main roads. Upon his return to the valley where he had first seen the UFO, a "bright light" rose swiftly into the sky and soon disappeared from view. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1976, p. 1).

1987 - At eleven p.m. the witness was alone in her apartment in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine and had just gone to bed when seven to nine human-like figures suddenly appeared in her bedroom, standing in front of her closed French windows. The entities were of medium height. Some were male while the others were female. The men were bearded and the woman had straight hair down to their shoulders. All had beautiful faces with clear penetrating eyes. The witness attempted to move but could not. She then received a telepathic message telling her to remain still. She felt no fear but instead had an overwhelming sensation of joy. The beings gathered around her bed and bent over her. She noticed one of the women place a device on her nearby piano and bend over it. At one point she saw a light-colored disk and was told that it was her ovum. Later the entities informed her that it was their time to leave and they gradually faded away. The witness suffered from gynecological problems as a result of the encounter and has never been able to subsequently become pregnant. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1987, case # 1801, citing Vladimir Rubtsov, Ph.D., MUFON Symposium Proceedings 1994).

1998 - A man was walking his dog in a wooded area of Nursery Woods, Cumbria, England at 4:45 p.m. when he heard some snapping branches. Thinking it was a deer he stopped and looked around. Looking through the trees he noticed a large creature covered in a sort of ginger brown hair that seemed to be drinking from a pond about 150 meters into the woods. The creature appeared to stare at the witness, when it stood upright, the witness estimated to be about 6 feet 6 inches in height. The witness quickly left the area. There was no reaction by the dog reported. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Cumbria Creature Chronicles).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: bedroom visitations, blue uniforms, car pursuit, free-will abductions, messages, Grey humanoids, human-looking UFOnauts, nautical UFO (UFO seen emerging from ocean), medical exam and body scan, needle insertion, otherworldly journey, paralysis, physiological effects: gynecological problems preventing pregnancy, stiff-walking UFOnauts, tall humanoids, tall hairy humanoid, telepathy, triangular UFO, vehicle EM ignition interference effect.

© Donald A. Johnson