On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 7

On this afternoon in 1901, newspaper accounts report a flying machine was photographed in Silver City, New Mexico. The photograph "has the appearance of three cigar-shaped objects, which seemed to be lashed together, the one hanging below the other two." Unfortunately, the photograph was later lost. (Source: Jerome Clark & William Corliss, UFO Calendar 1999).

In 1950, two discs passing over Durango, Mexico stopped in the sky for two hours. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211, citing the Los Angeles Times).

On this day in 1952, two flat, silver discs parked in the sky over the Tucson, Arizona suburbs for several minutes. The objects were not detected on radar. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs A History: 1952: January-May, p. 24).

1959 - At 9:30 a.m. Rev. Pearl Kerwin of Silver Spring, Maryland saw a man wearing a white "helmet" behind a hedge, so she went around the hedge to meet him. She encountered a being wearing a white, one-piece coverall suit that covered even his feet, with bright blue trunks. The "helmet" was part of the suit, like a hood. She yelled and the man ran off very rapidly, apparently "skimming" over the ground. John Gill, who saw the creature's face at a distance of 15 feet, said there were two black holes where the eyes should be. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1959-03, citing Eli Berzweig, Don Neill, & Richard Hall, NICAP).

1967 -- A UFO pursued a car near Elgin, Illinois and then landed in some woods at 12:30 a.m. Something zoomed out of the UFO directly at the car, and then two white beams of light shone through the car's back window. A dog in the car was badly frightened. The UFO, which was reportedly surrounded by a fog or mist, followed the car home. Ten minutes later in St. Joseph, Michigan a multi-colored UFO was reported hovering over Lake Michigan. It was observed through binoculars, and was described as about the size of a tangerine at arm's length. It changed colors from red to green to white, and had what were described as police cruiser lights on its bottom. It made a sound like "a hot-rod" initially, which later changed to a swishing-crunching sound.

Amherst, Massachusetts - 7 March 1967

1967 - Later that evening UFO investigator Raymond Fowler received a UFO report from Amherst, Massachusetts of a light in the sky, twice the brightness of Venus, that changed color from white to orange as it moved away. It was also seen through binoculars, but no structure could be discerned. (Sources: NICAP investigation files, reports dated March 7 and 9, 1967; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, p. 345).

1969 -- Three luminous UFOs were seen sitting in the evening on the ground on the roadside by many passengers on a bus traveling north of Bocaiuva, Brazil. One of the UFOs later followed the bus, and returned light signals from the bus driver. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1969, p. 6).

1972 - At 2:30 a.m. Diana Granville Matthews was driving along the Warminster-Bath Road near Norridge Common, England when she saw an orange oval-shaped UFO that crossed the path of her vehicle. It came from behind a hedgerow to her left and sailed down to road level, no more than 12 yards in front of her car, before lifting and careering over another hedgerow and out of sight. Startled, she did not stop to investigate but continued driving on. No sooner had her dazed vision become re-accustomed to the road when she saw a tall male figure all in white clothing walking towards her on the far side of the road. He was a few hundred yards ahead of her and was loping along quickly . She noted little about his facial features or coloring, but he was of giant stature. She pressed hard on the accelerator and saw the tall figure striding along through deep pools of water alongside the road. She drove home badly frightened. She went to bed but at about 5 a.m. she was awakened by a sharp rapping on her front door. She heard a voice clearly and insistently calling. She got up, went to the front door and opened it but saw no one there. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1972, citing Ken Rogers, The Warminster Triangle).

At 10 o'clock on this day in 1973, Japanese tourist Mr. Takao took a photograph of a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. A silver-colored, Saturn-shaped flying object showed up in the print when the film was later developed. (Source: Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 312).

At 6 o'clock in the morning in 1974, two men in their twenties sighted a 30 meter long, brightly illuminated "trolley" in a field in Comberouger, France. It ascended from the ground slowly and changed shape, then flew away to the east at a high rate of speed. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1977).

1977 - At nine p.m. Mrs. Jane Bowles was driving with a friend, Mrs. Ann Strickland, along a country road near Winchester, Hampshire, England when their car stopped and a brilliant glow "like a white sun" lit up the area around them. An oval object was observed that was luminous and making a humming sound. A man emerged from the UFO, one similar in appearance to the one involved in Mrs. Bowles earlier close encounter. He was human like with long hair, a beard, and pink eyes. He approached, holding out his hands, and touched Mrs Bowles. His hands were warm to the touch like a human's. The man looked at Mrs. Strickland and then spoke in an unknown language. He gave something to Mrs. Bowles which she would not divulge, and then he returned to the UFO, which ascended into the sky with a hum and high-pitched noise. The women returned to Winchester, and Mrs. Bowles observed that her hands were red and swollen. She had to remove her wedding ring and she found the skin underneath raw. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Encounters, case 1977-12, citing Lionel Beer, BUFORA).

1987 - At midnight a family of three in the town of Ping Wu, Szechwan Province, China, including a young child, was awakened by a loud high-pitched humming coming from outside their small house. All three went outside to investigate and were nearly blinded by a beam of yellow light coming from a huge reddish-orange hat-shaped UFO. It hovered above them, spinning slowly. The humming grew louder and all three had a strange floating sensation, and then blacked out. When they awoke they found themselves strapped to three steel tables in a circular room. The woman began screaming when a tiny hatchway opened in the wall and five three-foot tall humanoid beings stepped into the room. They were human in shape, but with featureless faces having three huge white eyes on their foreheads. Their skin looked translucent and was bluish in color. The creatures said nothing as they proceeded to remove blood from all three abductees' arms. They then inserted long needles into their knees and ankle joints. The husband and the child seemed to have been in a trance-like state during the encounter. Electrode devices were taped to their skulls and the woman was again able to hear the loud high-pitched humming sound. One of the beings made an incision on the child's thigh that was quickly healed by a pencil-like device that was passed over it. Moments later the room became dark and everything began spinning. Their next conscious memory was walking on a roadside, seven miles from their home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1987, case # 1376, citing Lillian Crowner Desguin, UFOs: Fact or Fiction).

1987 - At 8:20 p.m. the witness was walking along a dirt road in Dobroslawice, Poland heading for his house when suddenly he saw five bright flashes of light. He looked in their direction and saw a bright ball of light. It landed between some trees and took off a few seconds later. He continued walking until he saw a strange creature on the road just in front of him. The creature, which was wearing a tight-fitting dark suit, made a long jump into the bushes. Scared, the witness also hid in some bushes. From his hiding place he saw five additional creatures about 1.20 meters in height, wearing similar dark outfits. He started to run from the area when he noticed one of the creatures was walking straight towards his hiding place. He ran about the entire 1.5 kilometers to his house. The next day he went back to the location with his family and found several footprints in the snow and a dead bull with one of its ears cut off. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1987, citing Tymoteousz Tobala & Marcin Mioduszewski, CBUFOIZA, Poland).

1996 - At shortly after midnight 38-year-old Jose Manuel Castro Gonzalo in Ferreiras, Lugo, Spain was getting ready to retire for the night and glanced out the window to take one last look at the fields. Immediately he noticed a small orange sphere, encased in a multi-colored glow, hovering over a nearby hill. He decided to go out and look at the strange spectacle. At the same time he summoned his brother Cesareo. Jose Manuel then took out a small flashlight and began signaling the object; at the same time yelling "come down, come down!" Suddenly the sphere descended at a very high speed to treetop level. Jose Manuel ran upstairs to an outside terrace where he could see the sphere better. Inside the transparent sphere he could see five very tall men. They appeared to be floating around as the sphere slowly rotated and emitted a low humming sound. Moments later a shaft of "coherent" light appeared under the sphere; it reached the ground right below the sphere. Soon after, three small humanoids descended to the ground via the shaft of light. These beings seemed to move in slow motion. Once on the ground the three formed a line, grabbing each other's shoulders, not unlike a "Conga" line dance. Using quick jumping motions they began moving towards the witness. Frightened, he jumped into bed and hid under the covers until dawn. The next day strange footprints were found at the spot where the small humanoids had been jumping around. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1996, case #2559, citing Magdalena Del Amo Freixedo, Evidencia OVNI # 12).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; animal reactions; coherent light beams; footprints found as physical evidence; hat-shaped UFO; human looking UFOnaut; humanoids with three eyes; humming and swishing sounds; orange UFOs; oval-shaped UFOs; photographs; physiological effects: swollen and red hands, wedding ring heating; Saturn-shaped UFOs; shape changing UFO; short humanoids; unexplained animal death (bull) associated with humanoids and UFOs; UFOs changing colors; very tall humanoid; white coverall suit.