On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 1

1950 - A metallic disc hovered over Chihuahua Airport in Mexico at five kilometers altitude during the day, then shot off quickly toward the south. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated March 5, 1950; Inforespace, December 1975).

1950 - Military and civilian radars tracked a UFO flying at between 40,000 and 80,000 feet near Knoxville, Tennessee. At 11:15 a.m. Stuart Adcock, a Knoxville radio amateur with experience in radar technology, called the local FBI agent, Mr. Robey, to report that he had detected an object using a surplus military radar set. The object was circling at at altitude of about 40,000 feet over Oak Ridge nuclear facility. Mr. Adcock reported another detection the next day. No planes were scheduled in the area at the time. The US Air Force suggested that the visual sightings may have been due to a mirage. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Bruce Maccabee, UFO-FBI Connection, p. 169).

1953 - A case of spontaneous human combustion occurred on this day on Highway 291 in Greenville, South Carolina to a victim named Wood. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 450; Fate magazine, July 1953, p. 6).

1954 - The Castle-Bravo H-Bomb test occurred this day at 6:40 a.m. on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The explosion and energy release was much stronger than expected. Castle Bravo was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the United States (and just under one-third the energy of the most powerful ever detonated), with a yield of 15 megatons of TNT. That yield, far exceeding the expected yield of 4 to 6 megatons, combined with other factors and led to the most significant accidental radiological contamination ever caused by the United States. Radioactive fallout from the detonation—intended to be a secret test—poisoned some of the Bikini islanders on their return, as well as the crew of the Daigo Fukuryu Maru ("Lucky Dragon No. 5"), a Japanese fishing boat, and created an international incident nearly severing diplomatic relations with Japan. The irony of the name "Lucky Dragon" of the fishing boat was not lost on any of the newspapers reporting the incident at the time. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database; Gerard DeGroot, The Bomb: A Life (London: Jonathan Cape, 2004)).

1954 - Three daylight discs were spotted over Carrasco Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay at 2:30 p.m. They were swinging back and forth in a falling leaf motion. (Sources: Coral E. & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 55; Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 15).

1958 - At 8:30 p.m. two ten minute sightings of the same UFO occurred 10 minutes apart in the Kunashir Islands, Japan and the Soviet Union. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 5367).

1962 - At 10:40 p.m. EDT a single witness in Salem, New York reported a 40 cm x 10 cm flying gold box that slowly crossed the horizon in 3-4 minutes. Mrs. L. Doxsey, 66, saw a gold-colored box, 12-14 inches x 3-4 feet, fly straight and level across the horizon. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7823; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 103; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 6099).

1963 - On this day a photo of a flying saucer was taken over the Diet Building, Tokyo, Japan by a Mr. Hagiwara. (Source: Yusuke J. Matsumura, Flying Saucers magazine, October 1965, p. 67).

1966 - A man by the name of Quemby had a close encounter with a domed disc in Kelowna, British Columbia. (Sources: Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1966; James Moseley, Saucer News, June 1966, p. 30; Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1966, p. 33).

1967 - DeWitt Baldwin was raccoon hunting at night in the woods near Eden, New York when he heard a noise like buzzing bees around 1:30 a.m. He flashed his flashlight on a gold colored, unlighted saucer-shaped object that had landed on the ground. A sliding door opened and a man emerged, dressed in a black, tight-fitting suit and wearing a helmet with goggles. He asked the witness some questions, such as what he was doing there at that hour and where he had been born. He then took Baldwin's gun, looked at it and then handed it back. Baldwin claimed the humanoid broke the muzzle of the gun while examining it. Baldwin said, "He wasn't white and he wasn't black. He talked very plainly and with no accent. He had black curly hair." He told me he would be back, walked up to the saucer, got in and seconds later zipped off out of sight. No footprints or landing imprints were found in the snow where the object had rested. (Source: James Sipprell & James M. Reed, NICAP case investigation files; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-22, citing NICAP).

1967 - Four bright domed discs flew from north to south over Valparaiso, Chile on this day. They had flashing red and blue lights. There were many witnesses. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 59; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 7597).

1967 - At 7:25 p.m. a white glowing ovoid maneuvered silently near some homes in Sharon, Massachusetts, leaving a white luminous trail. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 345; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of the UFO Investigator, p. 164).

Sharon, Massachusetts - 1967

Sketch for Sharon, Massachusetts - 1967

1967 At 7:30 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio a disc-shaped object with flashing red & green lights was seen by two married couples, Mr. & Mrs. Keitl and Mr. & Mrs. Hiner. The UFO hovered briefly, and then suddenly zoomed out of sight; it did this several times over the course of 20 minutes. (Sources: Toledo Record, March 5, 1967; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 10).

1967 - In Poland, Indiana at 10:10 p.m. four people in a car were chased to their home for several miles by a dark domed disc. The UFO then hovered outside their house. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 21, citing Don Worley).

1969 - A white nocturnal light maneuvered in front of a drive-in movie screen in Hectorville, South Australia on this evening. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 183).

1972 - A two-meter wide spinning, luminous ball of light hung over a factory in Boussois, France at 6:30 p.m. It moved off toward the northwest in jumps. It was back again the next night, and again the following night. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, August 1972).

1973 - For three hours many observers including police witnessed a procession of at least 40 white objects with red and blue lights fly over Saylors Lake in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania beginning at 7:25 p.m. At 9:50 p.m. more than 200 observers reported seeing a 1000-foot long cone-cylinder; with a metal grating and triangular lights on the underside, at Highland Reservoir, Pennsylvania. (Sources: (1) Stroudsburg (PA) Pocono Record, March 2, 1973; Stan Gordon case files; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1973, p. 1; APRO Bulletin, January-February 1973, p. 6; (2) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10389; MUFON UFO Journal, issue 239).

1974 - At 7:45 a.m. a huge cigar-shaped object glowed red over a vineyard in Epernay, Marne, France. There were three witnesses: Daniel Legrand, age 24, Michel Frappard, age 39, and Mr. Paillard, 39.  It had a dome on its underside. It suddenly vanished. (Sources: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 464, citing L'Union de Reims, March 2, 1974; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1974, p. 3; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 135; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11165).

1974 - Starting at 7:20 p.m. on the island of Corsica in the Mediteranean Sea, a round orange scintilating light flew to-and-fro over a NATO military base for an hour, then flew south to the town of Solenzara, Haute-Corse, France. (Sources: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 464, citing Nice-Matin, March 3, 1974; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 135; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11167).

1974 - At 6:30 p.m. a single witness, Mr. Blandiniere, watched a  luminous cigar-shaped object with tapered ends for 10 minutes in the countryside of Saint-Jean-du-Falga, Ariege, France. At a farm in Lapenne, Ariege, France at 7:45 p.m. two strong one-meter light-beams, 12 meters apart, were seen over a hill about 500 meters away. A blue glow illuminated the countryside. There were five witnesses: Mrs. Corbalan, her young son Gerard, 19-year-old Odile, 22-year-old Mr. Corbalan, and Mr. Guy Monserat.(Sources: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 464, citing La Depeche, March 3, 1974; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 136; Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases # 11166 & 11168).

1974 - A woman and her invalid husband were sitting on their front porch enjoying the spring weather on this afternoon near Millington, Tennessee when something in the sky caught their attention. They saw five saucer-shaped objects about two feet in diameter that moved at a low altitude slowly through the sky. They floated leisurely over a field across the road from their house and settled down in the midst of a herd of cows some five hundred yards away. Only one cow paid any attention to the small discs. It acted offended by the intrusion and turned and walked towards one of the mini UFOs. The object rose up, flew over the cow, and settled down again behind the cow. Each time the cow attempted to approach it would simply rise up, pass over the cow and settle down on the other side. The woman's husband became upset. He went and got his rifle and started hobbling out toward the field. The wife saw one of the objects fly very close to her husband's head and then rejoin the others as they flew away. By that time her husband had reached the fence and was standing still. His hands were down at his sides, the rifle clutched in one of them. When she got to him he was icy cold and shivering. All he could say was that one of the objects had "flashed" him with a bright light. She helped him back up to the house and he went inside to lie down on a daybed. He stayed there the rest of the day and said nothing more. The next morning the woman looked out and saw the cow lying dead next to a pond. Two weeks later her husband also died. The doctor said he had died of a heart attack. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, citing Bob Pratt).

1974 - At eight o'clock in the evening three observers saw a nearby hillside illuminated by a bright yellow light in Vesta Community, Virginia. A red luminous object was then seen ascending from the site. The object, about the size of a Volkswagen, hovered approximately 300 feet above the hill and went through a series of right angle turns, then headed south toward Stuart, Virginia. Billy Wayne Plasters and Richard N. Clifton drove to the landing site by truck and observed the silhouette of a "big, tall, heavyset man" approach from a lighted area. They called out and got no answer. Frightened, they jumped back into their truck and fled. The light on the hillside disappeared a few minutes later. Next day, patches of charred vegetation were found at the site covering a large area. Other people in the vicinity reported seeing strange lights that same night, and hearing unexplained noises. (Sources: Center for UFO Studies files; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-07, citing Nancy Lindsay, The Stuart Enterprise).

1974 - On the same night a flat, disc-shaped object with many lights on its rim was seen spinning in the sky, in a counter-clockwise direction, over St Louis, Missouri. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1974).

1975 - Several witnesses in Oporto, Portugal at 8:15 p.m. viewed a cone-shaped object at 400 meters altitude for 30 minutes through binoculars; the object changed in brightness. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11695, citing PORTUCAT, case # 153).

1976 - On this afternoon a group of boys in Oldham, Cairo Mill, Greater Manchester, England watched a saucer with a transparent dome fly in and out of the clouds for a minute. The dome was reportedly revolving. (Source: Delair J Bernard, Northern Network News, 1976, volume 26, number 7).

1978 - At 8:00 p.m. a man named Folger in McKinney, Kentucky had a close encounter with round gray object with a square top and a window. The UFO hovered at just 200 feet altitude, and had colored lights. It shot away fast. (Sources: Stanford (KY) Interior Journal, March 2, 1978; UFO Newsclipping Service, issue # 106).

1978 - At 9:00 p.m. a cigar-shaped object with a dome flew toward the east, then turned toward the northeast as it flew through the sky in Sterling Heights, Michigan at 9 p.m. It had colored portholes that flashed light. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1978).

1978 - There were also multiple reports of nocturnal lights and close encounters from several independent witnesses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on this night, between 9:20 and 10:00 p.m. (Sources: CUFOS files; Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, March 4, 1978).

1985 - Three silent, teardrop-shaped objects flew quickly over the city of Randburg, South Africa in a V formation, heading toward the northeast. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1990).

1985 - At shortly after midnight a bluish-white light entered a house in California through the ceiling. Landed outside in the yard was a wedge-shaped craft. Two seven-foot tall beings entered the house wearing blue uniforms and domed helmets. The witness was paralyzed and abducted, and remembers being inside a blue shaft of light. (Source: Richard J. Boylan, Close Extraterrestrial Encounters, p. 130).

1986 - Many cars pulled over on I-5 near Payne Field, Everett, Washington at around 8:30 p.m. to watch nine large disc-shaped UFOs drop NLs. The display lasted for nearly an hour before the objects shot straight up and departed. No explanation was given by the U. S. Air Force when inquiries were made. At about the same time, a private pilot flying over Snoqualmie Pass, Washington encountered two amber spheres for one minute duration; there was radio static on his two-way radio during the encounter. (Sources: (1) Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case 1089; Paul Ferrughelli, case 736; Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1986-94, citing MUFON UFO Journal; (2) Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 192).

1988 - Watching TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania at 7:50 p.m., a witness and two friends saw a bright light in the valley, so they went outside for a better look. The object, described as a white oval, remained stationary and silent for another five minutes before it "took off like streak of lightning.  It just disappeared." Later that same evening, a football-shaped object with a white light at the front end and a red light at the tail was sighted by a woman over a farm in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania at 9:40 p.m. It had a reflecting surface on the leading side of the bottom of the object (reflecting white light). The white light flashed while moving, but not while hovering. Her sighting lasted 10 minutes. (Source: Stan Gordon, MUFON investigation files, cases # 880931 & 880932).

1989 - Many police personnel and others at 10 locations, centered on De Kalb County, Alabama reported UFOs. Sightings started in Fyffe, Alabama at 8:00 p.m. At 10:10 p.m. police from six agencies and a fire chief reported sightings in Geraldine, Alabama, and took one poor-quality photograph. At 11:30 p.m. the highway patrol in Fort Payne reported sighting the Fyffe UFO. (Sources: UFO Magazine, June 1990, p. 26; UFO Newsclipping Service; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15316).

1989 - At 8:03 p.m. a mother and daughter in Union City, Ohio spotted a huge metallic triangle craft, halfway between the car and their house (1/8th of a mile away). It was described as gigantic, 500 feet in length, and making a low rumbling sound. It terrified them when it moved toward them. The close encounter lasted 10 minutes. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p 120).

1990 - On this night a woman ran out into 11 inches of fresh snow in her front yard in Otter Tail County, Minnesota to see a hovering disc-shaped craft. The disc ascended into a larger hovering object that appeared suddenly. She then suffered a blackout and was apparently abducted. She vaguely recalled being taken onboard by tall, blond, Nordic type beings who predicted that a catastrophe would befall Earth between the years 2000 and 2011. She also believes that an implant was inserted into her head through one of her nostrils. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, case # 2330, citing Don Worley, UFOs: Alien Encounters 1995).

1994 - In Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia at 8:00 p.m. a single observer with a telescope observed a silent "dartboard shaped" saucer that hovered, and then descended to the horizon; it changed colors as it did so. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16322, citing Colin O. Norris, Australian UFO Flying Saucer Research, Adelaide, S. Australia).

1995 - At 9 p.m. a cigar-shaped object with windows appeared in the sky and looked to be slowly surveying a farm in Sedalia, Missouri. It had a bright light in front and several small lights in the rear of the object. A lady saw the object hovering over a farm less than an eighth of a mile away; it had windows along its side, and gave off a faint hum. She reported it was "bigger than a blimp." After five minutes of hovering, it left towards the southwest. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center 1995 Report; Francis L. Ridge, Chronology of UFO Reports, case #1995-009, www.nicap.org).

1996 - At 7:30 p.m. in Trois-Bassins, Réunion, on the shore of the Indian Ocean a six-meter long luminous glowing tube was seen at 100 m altitude. It flew slowly to the east at 30 km/h over the mountains. It was absolutely silent. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 337).

1996 - At 10:15 p.m. a big orange ball of light (BOL) dimmed and reappeared in Bath, Illinois. It blinked and then shot off fast. (Source: Jay Rath, The I-Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, p. 49, citing NUFORC, March 1996 webpage).

1996 - In Bothell, Washington UFO investigators pursued an ovoid UFO for 10 minutes at 8:00 p.m. It had lights in the middle and on the ends. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17638, citing NUFORC, March 1996 webpage).

1998 - An object that left a trail of sparks flew over the Badger Army Ordnance ammunition plant outside Lodi, Wisconsin from east to west at 2:20 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 1998 webpage archive).

2000 - At 9:00 p.m. a V-shaped object that looked a little like a plane, but was fatter and shorter, was reported in Springfield, Ohio. It had many lights on the bottom, and it hovered on the side of Route 4 without making any noise. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2000 webpage).

2001 - A low-flying upright symmetrical disc-shaped craft, rotating like a wheel, moved slowly and silently over the town of Clarion, Pennsylvania and continued east-northeast. It was in view for about a minute. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2001 webpage, report uploaded December 7, 2006).

2003 - A witness driving on I-75 near Naples, Florida at 6:22 a.m. saw a low flying triangle with white lights at each apex. It was travelling to the west and passed by in 3 minutes. It made no sound. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 63).

2005 - At 3:30 a.m. a large, slow moving triangular shaped object that seemed to suddenly disappear was seen in Palatka, Florida. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2005 webpage, report uploaded November 11, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 August 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aircraft UFO encounters, black uniforms, blue uniforms, cigar-shaped UFOs; communication with UFOnaut in English, death associated with a UFO close encounter, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, human-looking UFOnaut, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from Ohio and Pennsylvania, Nordic looking UFOnauts, pendulum motion, prediction of world catastrophe, procession of objects, RF interference, tall UFOnauts, tall heavy-set humanoid, triangle UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson