On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 2

1955 - At 3:00 p.m. MST a hovering, rectangular-shaped object was seen rocking in the sky over Tucson, Arizona. One hour later, at about 5:00 p.m. CST, a car driving ten miles north of Huntley, Illinois was followed for ten minutes by three elongated "balloons." The objects were each about seven meters long and showed eight red lights. (Sources: Project Blue Book; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, p. 249 case 362).

1957 - At 8:15 a.m. a small metallic disc flew over some gardens in Kyoto, Japan at a low altitude. It then made a fast exit at a sharp angle up into the sky. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: January-March 22, p. 60).

1958 - At 7:45 p.m. a man observed a balloon-shaped object land on the airfield in Tampa, Florida and then take off slowly and hover at 250 meters altitude before disappearing. It had a bright light source on it. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 461).

1959 - A six-meter in diameter disc hovered 60 meters over a quarry in Mount Airy, North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. It had body lights and was witnessed by two children. The sighting lasted about two minutes. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 72).

1960 - Mr. Schedelbauer, a 36-year-old newsman, was driving his car near Labuttendorf, Austria at 1:30 a.m. when he had a close encounter with a round, glowing aerial object. He was able to take a photograph of the luminous UFO, but he also received burns on his face and hands from the encounter. (Sources: Waveney Girvan, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1960, p. 16; NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1960, p. 3; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, September 1961, p. 48).

1964 - An elongated, silver object was seen hovering in the sky for two minutes over Grassmere, South Australia. (Source: Flying Saucers, January-February 1966, p. 53).

1965 - At 1:55 p.m. John F. Reeves, a retired 65 year old, was hunting for snakes in the woods in Brooksville, Florida when he observed a reddish-purple saucer-shaped object on the ground. It was 30 feet in diameter and 6-7 feet thick, and stood on four legs, with a clear dome on top and a row of vanes like an outer rim around the circumference. It also had a set of stairs. He crept to within 100 feet, and after watching it for 10 minutes he saw a robot-like being, about five feet tall, wearing a silver one-piece uniform with a transparent "fishbowl" helmet. His hands were gloved and he wore metallic looking boots. His eyes were set far apart and he had a pointed chin. The being walked walked to the craft, then returned with a box that emitted two bright flashes when pointed at the witness; Reeves took it to be somekind of camera. The humanoid then re-entered the craft by walking up a small retractable stairway, and the object rose vertically with a whistling noise. Reeves found at the site many dumbbell-shaped footprints, and four roughly equidistant 6 inch holes, left by the landing gear. There were also two folded sheets of thin tissue like paper that bore messages written in an unknown alphabet. Reeves subsequently had further sightings and contacts. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1965, p. 1; William J. Dunn, Saucer  News, June 1966, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 638; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 134; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-14 (A0625), citing Marshall S. Cleaver, Robert M. Snyder & R. S. Carr for NICAP).

1966 - Two years later two silver metallic objects chased an airplane near an aerodrome in Harlin, Queensland, Australia at 10:30 p.m. The UFOs then moved back and forth in the sky, vanished and reappeared, cruised around the sky lazily, and then vanished. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 152).

1966 - A woman watched a flashing light the sky two miles east of Roosevelt, Utah on this evening at 7 p.m. It stood still for 15 minutes, then shot straight up in the sky at high speed and was gone. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, case A08).

1967 - Two to four silver lights or disc-shaped objects flew over White Sands, New Mexico at 10:25 a.m. and were detected on radar at an altitude of seven kilometers. They circled the White Sands missile base and flew away toward the east. They flew at an estimated speed of 2,000 mph. Several silver discs with green glowing bottoms were sighted by a separate observer in Las Cruces, New Mexico at 11:30 a.m. (Source: APRO Bulletin, Volume 15, No. 5; El Paso Times, March 5, 1967; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, p. 330; Patrick Huyghe, Special Report on 1968 Cases).

1967 - That night in Patterson, Arkansas at 9:30 p.m. a man witnessed a UFO with red lights hovering over some homes, and then move away. Dogs were barking at the time. Two hours later in Piggot, Arkansas, which is five miles to the northwest of Patterson, two high school teachers witnessed four lights in the sky. The first hovered at treetop level, then was joined by the second light, followed by two more. The four objects maneuvered about in different directions, hovered, and then flew away. (Source: NICAP files, citing Memphis Press, March 4, 1967).

1968 - A huge saucer moved up and down in the sky over Kampung Kermat, Malaysia at three o'clock in the afternoon, flashing a bright light. It left a slight smoke trail visible and made a humming sound. It was visible for four minutes before it climbed into the clouds. (Source: FSR, July-August 1968, p. 34).

1968 - At noon two people took a photograph of a UFO in Neenah, Wisconsin. That same day three women in Randlett, Utah watched a round, shiny silver objects maneuvering in the sky through binoculars. (Sources: Allen Utke investigation files, case 47; Frank B. Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, case A63).

1970 - On this night a domed disc UFO looking like the "scoutship" described by UFO contactee George Adamski (and widely believed to be a hoaxed photograph by him) descended in a back-and-forth motion in Falkenberg, Sweden and was seen by several witnesses. The object had two antennae, and TV interference was noted in the area at the time. The sighting lasted 25 minutes. (Source: Sven-Olof Fredrickson, FSR, July-August 1970, p. 31).

1971 - At 7:45 p.m. a disc-shaped UFO, illuminated green from the inside, flew low and fast over the town of Vannes, France shooting off toward the north. One hour later a large bluish-green top-shaped UFO, surrounded by a glowing aura, was seen in Dorking, England. Inside the object was a red ball, which twisted and turned, shooting off sparks. It flew in a straight path to the west, but at one point completely vanished. There were five witnesses total, including independent witnesses. (Sources: Jean-F Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 65; Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, August 1971, p. 25, citing the Dorking Investigator).

1971 - In Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, Belgium at 7:40 p.m. several people witnessed a silent, delta-shaped object fly low over Route E41 toward the southwest. Five minutes later in Nivelles, Belgium a long cigar-shaped UFO with two tail fins and red lights front and aft, with white lights on top of each of the two fins, was seen for 30 minutes. In La Louviere, Belgium at 7:50 p.m. a dark rectangular UFO with a triangle of lights moved slowly and silently through the sky. It turned in flew toward the north-northwest. In Nivelles, Belgium again at 8:05 p.m. a nocturnal light swung in a pendulum motion over a major highway intersection. (Source: Michel Bougard, Inforespace, February 1975, pp. 22-24).

1975 - In the Golfo San Matias, Argentina north of the Valdez Peninsula, a group of men on a fishing boat saw a bright light with a definite form behind it moved horizontally through the evening sky at a low altitude. It came from the Patagonian mesa flying out to sea and made a loud buzzing sound. It stopped in the air, and dived under the sea. (Source: Wendelle C. Stevens, Saga UFO Report, March 1977, p. 39).

1975 - At eight p.m. that same evening in Elmwood, Wisconsin a UFO attempted to land in front of a car with the Forster family inside, while the children in the car screamed. The UFO was a disc the size of a car, white in color with lights all around it, and sticklike legs or landing gear. In their panic they repeatedly honked their car horn, which alerted farmer Roger Weber, who came out of his farmhouse and guided the family home. The UFO flew off. (Source: Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 67).

1976 - At 8:10 p.m. a silver box, about five meters in diameter, flew low over the trees in Theville, France. Two men, Messrs. Leveziel and Mahaut witnessed the UFO, which was described as having 30 round holes on each side. It flew off toward the northwest. (Source: Francis Leblond, Phenomenes Spatiaux, September 1976, p. 12, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 163).

1978 - In the city of Gisborne, New Zealand at 5:55 a.m. a man sighted a cigar-shaped UFO with a dome on top. At eight p.m. that evening in Pelotas, Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Jose Alvaro, age 20, was abducted aboard a UFO and had a forced sexual encounter with a tall female UFO crew member. As in the famous Antonio Villas Boas abduction, he was rubbed down with a sponge and an apparent disinfectant liquid before sex. The woman was described as a tall, human-like female with protuberant eyes, who made groaning noises during sex. He described the UFO as spherical and blue in color. (Sources: Xenolog, March 1978, p. 19; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case no. 129).

1979 - In Rivera, Uruguay several people watched an ovoid object dive at a truck and circle a radio tower. The encounter occurred at around 7 a.m. and lasted for a few minutes; helmeted figures were reportedly seen onboard the craft. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1979, p. 2, citing newspaper source).

1989 - At 9:35 p.m. a 60-year-old man in Shrub Oak, Westchester County, New York reported that a huge metallic boomerang-shaped UFO with many lights in front came overhead, just fifty feet above the ground. Later he could not account for about 20 minutes. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, case 246, citing Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center).

1990 - On this evening at 5:15 p.m. in Charlestown, Indiana an eighteen year old witness driving in a rural area saw an oval object hovering just 40 feet above some trees. After five seconds the object ascended and accelerated out of sight. That same night at 11:00 p.m. in Highland, Illinois a married couple in their mid-fifties were driving down a rural road when they sighted a vertical, oval-shaped UFO that moved over the road. They drove to within 30 feet of it in their truck when the object jumped over their truck and bathed it in a white beam of light. After two minutes the couple drove away. (Sources: Mike Baker, MUFON investigation files, case #900503; Don Krieger, MUFON investigation files, case #900419).

1991 - A fast moving UFO flew in an erratic pattern over a nuclear power plant in Sosnovyy Bor, Russia at 7:30 p.m. It was picked up on airport radar in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 176).

1993 - On this evening in Goshen, Indiana two people in a car had their car bathed by a beam of light from an unseen aerial source. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 1707).

1995 - In Rio Grande county, Colorado west of the town of Del Norte, strong blue light beams were sighted at around 9 p.m. A dead calf was later found missing its brain and spinal column. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1995).

2000 - At three o'clock in the morning in Tanah Merah, Kampung Gobek, Malaysia rays of light bathed houses in the village. A UFO was seen hovering over a marsh for several minutes. Later a Y-shaped depression was found, 50 feet long with the tips of the top of the "Y" 17 feet apart. There was also a crescent hole 10 feet deep, and 3 holes in the ground a meter apart. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), May 2000, p.53, citing The Star, March 5, 2000).

2000 - In Memphis, Tennessee at 1:15 a.m. a formation of three objects hovered in a straight line above the city, occasionally changing color. At 7:45 a.m. two people in Maracay City, Venezuela saw a circular, silver object fly by slowly, but then suddenly accelerate and then abruptly reduce speed. At 7 p.m. in Springfield, Missouri a witness reported seeing four light rotating against an overcast cloud cover. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle)

2000 - Finally the same evening in Mexico City, Mexico a pilot sighted a luminous UFO at the same time as the crew of a DC-9 airliner and another crew of a Bell Ranger helicopter. A videotape of the nocturnal light was taken by Salvador Guerrero. (Source: Carlos Alberto Guzman Rojas, Los OVNIs y la Aviacion Mexicana: 50 anos de encuentros con OVNIs en el espacio aereo mexicano, p. 266).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 October 2009)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounters, boomerang shaped UFOs, burns, car pacings, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, green discs, landing, luminous UFOs, maneuvering UFOs, missing time, nuclear power plants, ovoid UFOs, pendulum motion, rectangular or box-shaped UFOs, very fast flight speeds, radar-visual confirmation, red lights, sexual encounter with UFOnaut, TV interference, vanishing UFO, vertical or near-vertical ascent, white light beams.

© Donald A. Johnson