On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 12

1950 - On this night a featureless four-meter wide disc circled a ranch in Falfurrias, Texas at 300 meters altitude for a few minutes. It flew off in a southwesterly direction toward Mexico. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950 Supplement, p. 17).

1954 - A torpedo shaped UFO was seen on this afternoon at 3:20 p.m. over Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. It shot straight up into the sky when it left. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 12).

1954 - A U.S. Air Force F-86 fighter jet was scrambled to pursue a UFO over Nouasseur AFB in Morocco at 10:35 a.m. The UFO flew off toward the north, and the jet couldn't catch up with it despite accelerating to 530 mph. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2937; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 53).

1959 - On this night 6-year-old Kim Marks of Purnong Landing, South Australia was preparing for bed when he saw a five foot tall man with a crimson face, wearing a red jacket and trousers with white trimmings. He was visible for a minute and a half. Kim's dog did not react. A few hours later, a multi-colored luminous UFO was seen close to the Marks property. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1959-04, citing Keith Basterfield; Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, case 7).

1967 - A boy who had gone outside in Rochester, Minnesota to buy a newspaper saw an object resembling an inverted mushroom hovering 10 meters above the ground. It was not larger than a car, tilted to a 45 degree orientation, oscillated, and left towards the northwest. He took three photographs of the UFO. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 825).

1967 - Four boys, Bob & John Kangas, Mike Kauppi, and Scott Mackay, ages 9-12, were riding on a snowmobile in Palo, Minnesota at 2:15 p.m. when they saw a very bright light coming from an old abandoned hayshed, and a second beam of light about 100 yards away in an open field. Near the latter were 5 moving black "objects" about three to four feet high, arranged in a diamond formation with a fifth at the center. These "objects" or beings seemed to glide over the deep snow, then moved toward the beam of light and when they reached it, both the light and the "objects" faded out of sight. The boys headed for the nearest house, "visibly shaken, almost to the point of hysteria." Two footprints of an unidentifiable shape were found later at the site. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-23 (A0794), citing Annette J. Boyer, NICAP field investigator).

1967 - At 7:15 p.m. in McIntosh, South Dakota a single witness saw an object with red, green, and white lights. After he reported the incident, four young men went to the area to investigate. They saw four green lights hovering low over the road, but the engine of their car stalled as they approached. Because their car had stalled on a hill, they turned the car around and coasted downhill. The car re-started then, so they drove away without investigating further. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 191, citing Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas).

1967 - Clyde L. Dwyer observed a large disc-shaped object from a window in his South Glenn Falls, New York home at 10:30 p.m. It was approximately 100 feet in diameter and hovered motionless 175-200 yards southeast of his home. Three large square windows were spaced around the midline of the object and just below these, jets of what appeared to be steam were emitted continually from a number of equidistant points around the object. Its dark mass was illuminated by a nearby street lamp. A white light shone from the windows, and two men and a woman could be seen in the central window, with two more men standing behind the window to the right. Although no distinguishing characteristics could be seen, "these figures were definitely of human appearance." After hovering for about five minutes, the object gradually departed toward the southwest. No sound was heard at any time. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-24, citing Richard Bonenfant, CUFOS).

1967 - A woman and her daughter driving home from church at 11:30 p.m. in Letart Falls, Ohio rounded a corner in a wooded area and saw a huge white figure appear suddenly in front of their car. The creature appeared to have very long hair and was in sight for several seconds before it shot upward into the sky and disappeared. The witnesses assumed they had seen an "angel." (Sources: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 13; John A Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, p. 119).

1969 - Mr. K. Maslund, a radio and TV station technician, was at work at his TV station at 6:30 p.m. in Trejorningsjo, Angermanland, Sweden when he heard the station’s transmission alarm system go off. Opening the door, he saw outside about 50 feet away a UFO 150 meters wide and 5-6 meters tall, hovering in the air. A “tunnel of light” extended from the object through which the witness saw 7 or 8 entities, about 1.30 meters tall by 30-40 cm wide, floating towards him. They passed Maslund within inches and he found that he could not move; after 5-10 minutes, they left the station and re-entered the object through the tunnel, which then closed. The object then took off toward the north and the witness was again able to move. The entities were non-humanoid in shape, looking more like boxes than anything; he had the feeling the entities were inside the boxes and did not want to be recognized in their “true form.” (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-22, citing Richard Heiden and the Swedish UFO Group).

1969 - That same evening a family in Merida, Badajoz, Spain saw a disc-shaped object with a dome which glowed "brighter than the sun." It buzzed their car and their car headlights failed. The object then paced the car closely for 20 minutes at a low altitude. A woman also saw the object when she went outside her home after her television reception had heavy interference and static. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 268, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, FSR Special Issue #3, UFOs in Two Worlds)

1974 - Keith McDonald and his family were watching at least three UFOs from the window of their living room in Grayslake, Illinois when everyone but Keith became extremely tired and went off to bed. Keith next experienced a time lapse of several hours. Under hypnosis he recalled that three small entities with large eyes, long arms, and pointed ears entered the house and made mumbling sounds. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case1974-67, citing Douwe Bosga, Jerry Clark, Mimi Hynek & Ron Owen).

1975 - At 4:30 a.m. several anglers fishing in the surf at Punta Ocoa, Dominican Republic saw a domed, disc-shaped object approaching their location. The dome was transparent and illuminated from the inside. Visible inside the craft stood two human-looking figures, wearing bulky helmets on their heads, looking out and working controls. The craft dove into the ocean and disappeared beneath the waves. (Source: Leonte Objio, APRO Bulletin, January 1982, p. 5).

2000 - In the early evening around 6 p.m. three employees of the San Miguel Corporation, a large beer and beverage maker in Manila, the Philippines were walking across the company parking lot to their car when they noticed a strange glow emanating from a large tree on their left. It was a pale blue color. Thinking that it was some sort of decorative lighting, they ignored it and kept walking. Then they heard a low rumbling noise that sounded like: "Anong balita, anong balita." Looking back they caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a naked, human like creature with white hair and glowing rings imbedded in its wrists like shiny cufflinks. It leapt away with incredible speed. With a blur it vanished into some bushes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing Mystical Universe).

2004 - At four a.m. Mr. M. N. was driving east on Wellington Street in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario at the southeastern end of Lake Superior and as he came to the center city (known to locals as Soo, Canada). He noticed a vertical beam of light in the early morning sky, from the top of a hill to the north. He stopped his vehicle at a cross street and looked all the way to the end of the street, about 7 blocks away, where the street ends at the base of the hill and has a metal stairwell leading to McDonald Avenue. His eyes focused on a little dark figure standing very still. This caught his curiosity, so he slowly drove towards it. It then started moving from side to side, using fluid movements as if it was floating in the air. It moved as if confused, or afraid and didn't know what to do. As he got closer, the figure's appearance seemed to have metamorphosed into a transparent, shadow-like entity that very swiftly flew up the stairs. To his astonishment, the beam of light that he had seen in the distant sky a few minutes before was now at the top of the hill, only 100 feet away. With his heart racing he drove as fast as he could eastward along the base of the hill until he came to the nearest street that climbed the hill and drove up McDonald Avenue to see what was happening. He arrived at the top of the hill only to find three circle-shaped burn markings on the pavement of the street. About 10 seconds later he heard a weird kind of gunshot sound. When he looked up to the sky he saw a bright light shooting up into the stars. As he watched the spectacle a peaceful feeling came over him and he felt as if every hair on his body was standing on end. The feeling of well being felt like it lasted only a brief 30 seconds, but when he looked again at his watch it was at least 40 minutes later. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2004, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Vol. 9, # 13)

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: beams of light, black dwarves, dome or mushroom-shaped UFO, levitation, missing time, multi-colored UFO, oscillation, paralysis, possible time distortion or missing time, red-faced humanoid, short humanoids with pointed ears, vehicle EM interference effects.