On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 3

1950 - At Selfridge AFB in Macomb County, Michigan two radars tracked an unusual object in the sky at 11:10 p.m. whose presence was confirmed with a visual sighting by a witness named Mattson. The UFO was visible for four minutes and made wide swings and abrupt turns. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 650; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 28).

1953 - A USAF F-84 fighter jet flying out of Luke AFB near Quartzite, Arizona filmed 30 feet of 16mm gun camera film that showed a cigar or fuselage-shaped object with a long contrail in a clear sky. The length of the object was estimated to be 100 meters, and the duration of the sighting was seven minutes. Project Blue Book lists the explanation as aircraft, but UFO investigators Richard Hall and Jacques Vallee didn't agree with the interpretation. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #11, May 1953; Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 229; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 42).

1961 - A white spherical UFO with a metallic luster was seen during the day flying over Manly, New South Wales, Australia. At 10:45 p.m. a father and son were camping near a lake at Bowna Hume Weir, New South Wales when they saw a disc-shaped UFO with four windows on the ground not far away. Four humanoid figures could be seen between the object and a nearby fire. Their encounter lasted 45 minutes. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 87; Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, p. 11).

1966 - Several civilians in Oswego, New York reported that an object that flew toward the south slowly, hovered, and then came within 15 meters of them. It finally flew off toward the southwest. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 728).

1967 - Seven white lights flew in formation from north to south over Chicago Heights, Illinois at around 8 p.m. They changed color to orange and then to red just before fading from sight. They also appeared to be giving off sparks. (Source: Chicago American, March 4, 1967).

1967 - A group of high school students came upon two glowing pyramid shaped objects sitting in the middle of the road in Plantation, Florida at 9:00 p.m. The UFOs gave off an orange flash, shot straight up into the sky, and were gone. (Source: Pompano Sun Sentinel, March 7, 1967).

1967 - Mr. and Mrs. Fellows were driving toward Centre Sandwich, New Hampshire around midnight when they saw an illuminated clam-shaped object going up and down in the sky "like a yo-yo" near Red Hill. It was turning from white to greenish blue, and followed their car for 20 minutes until they reached Route 113. It left to the northeast. They reported feeling several "pinging" electric discharges as it left, and their dog was very nervous during the observation. It made an electric motor sound. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1967, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 821).

1968 - A lawyer's home in Castelar, Argentina was flooded by a bright blue light at 12:45 a.m., and their TV set went blank. A thunderous roar like a jet aircraft flying close by was heard next, and a ball of light was seen shooting off at a dizzying speed. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, August 1973, p. 10).

1969 - On or before this date a 100-foot long noiseless metallic craft was observed in the sky over Glens Falls, New York. According to the newspaper account, the UFO's crew of four men and one woman were also seen onboard. (Source: Richard Bonenfant, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, p. 48, citing Albany Knickerbocker).

1972 - At around one o'clock in the morning police officer Williams of Loveland, Ohio slowed his patrol car when he saw what looked like a dog by the side of the road. It stood up, and was tail-less creature with leather like skin and a face like a frog or a lizard, 3 or 4 ft tall. It leaped over the guardrail and went down the embankment to the river. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-38 (A1143), citing Richard Mackey & Ron Schaffner).

1973 - Around noon in Kampala, Uganda on the shore of Lake Victoria President Idi Amin and his entourage saw a UFO land and then take off again like a "gentle rocket." The UFO was surrounded by "something like smoke." (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1973, p. 10, citing UPI, March 5, 1973).

1974 - A delta-shaped object made complex light signals from both leading edges of the UFO was 6:30 a.m. in Avion, France. According to the witness named Dejaeger, the object than shrank in size to a dot in the sky. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 143).

1975 - Four photographs were taken of two luminous balls, approximately 0.35 meters in diameter, over a hedge in Montsireigne, France at 10:30 p.m. They rose into the sky and were gone. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1977).

1976 - At four o'clock in the afternoon a 12-year-old boy named Ojeda saw a 40-foot in diameter shiny disc in a clearing in the forest in Refrigerio, Brazil. It sat upon some type of metallic platform. Two beings in shiny suits, less than five feet tall, were seen outside making repairs. Blinded by a flash of intense light, he was captured and taken aboard the craft. The beings communicated with the boy using telepathy, and gave him a physical exam on an exam table. He had skin burns resulting from the flash of light. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1465, citing Gray Barker, UFO Report, June 1977, p. 37).

1976 - Three hours after the abduction of the 12-year-old in Brazil, a luminous green sphere with a luminous tail nearly collided with a French Air Force T-33 jet over Tours, France. The UFO climbed vertically, levelled out, came at the aircraft, and the two-meter wide sphere passed within 30 cm when it passed over the right wing. It didn't show up at all on radar. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 40).

1980 - Four family members of a family in Buen Consejo, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico were awakened at midnight by noises on their patio where they kept caged rabbits. When they looked out they were stunned to see five strange looking beings inspecting the cages. Two of the beings were five feet tall and the others were three tall and more heavy-set. The tall thin creatures wore brown one-piece brown outfits, and had grayish skin with large ears, large eyes, and large flat noses with large thick lips. Their fingers were large and were connected by a thin membrane. Both carried a bright metallic-looking sphere in their right hands. The smaller beings were similar in appearance, except they had large bright medallions hanging from their necks and belts. A fifth witness later saw the same five beings enter a landed disc-shaped craft on a roadway near the village. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 72, citing Jorge Martin, Enigma, issue # 1).

1991 - A high speed white disc-shaped object made fast turns, and ascended and descended over Sandy, Oregon at 8:55 p.m. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 1043, citing Skip Schultz).

1992 - At 6:40 p.m. in Warner, New Hampshire a mother and her son, age 10, saw lights in the sky when they turned a corner in the road. They stopped the car and went into a field to get a better view. They saw a white triangular UFO flying through the sky, making a whirring sound. They continued to watch until the object passed behind and was hidden by some nearby trees. (Source: MUFON investigation case files, case no. 960507S).

1992 - Thirty minutes later in the same county, the same or a similar triangular object flew over nearby Bradford, New Hampshire . It had multi-colored lights and made a humming sound. That evening there were other UFO sightings in Salisbury, and Claremont, New Hampshire. At 7:50 p.m. a huge triangle with pulsating bluish-white lights was seen by a Mr. Cross flying just over the treetops along Rte 3-A near the I-93 overpass in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He stopped his car and watched as the UFO flew overhead during a snowstorm, making a sound like increasing rain on a canvas tent. (Sources: MUFON investigation case files, case no. 940103E; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994; Manchester Union-Leader, March 7, 1992; Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 252).

Concord, New Hampshire - 1992

1998 - A brightly lit triangular UFO was sighted over Mansfield, England at 11:50 p.m. It hovered for ten minutes, then darted away toward the southeast. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, citing BUFORA).

2000 - At three o'clock in the morning a large object emitting bright rays of light was seen hovering over and then landing in a marsh in Kampung Gobek, Malaysia. Found later was a Y-shaped depression with dimensions 45 feet long by 15 feet in width, and a 10-foot-deep crescent-shaped hollow, surrounded by several holes 3 feet in diameter. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2000, p. 37, citing CAUS).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 September 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; aircraft encounters; animal reaction: dog nervous; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; electric shock; EM effect: TV blanked out; ground traces; human looking UFOnauts; humming or whirring sounds; motion picture film; multi-year reports from France and New Hampshire; radar-visual confirmation; shape-changing UFOs; short grayish humanoids; short lizard-like humanoid; telepathy; triangular UFOs; up and down motion.