Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1942 - Ground radar and German pilot flying in Banak, Finnmark, Norway at 5:35 p.m. detected a 100m long cigar-shaped object, 15m in diameter, that first hovered, and then shot straight up at an impossible speed. (Sources: Claude Poher, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, case # 417; Dale Goudie, CUFON).
1946 - Two men, Cummings and Gowdy, driving on a road in Havana, Illinois had a close encounter with a flying saucer at 5:00 a.m. The object buzzed their car ten miles east of town on Highway 136. (Sources: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 26; Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, case 157).
1950 - At 1:00 p.m. in a cemetery in Veghenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy a witness witnessed a six-meter in diameter metallic saucer with legs. Six four-foot tall humanoids climbed ladders, then gestured. The craft took off and flew to the northeast. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2046).
1950 - At around noon a teenager named Richardson, who was located 16 km northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, saw a huge shiny sphere hovering over the mountains. It made a sudden burst of speed to the northeast. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated March 15, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950 (Volume 4), p. 21).
1950 - On this day a farmworker in Kailua, island of Oahu, Hawaii sighted a silver disc; it had trailing it smaller shining streaks. It flew from the southeast to the northwest. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. January-March, p. 50).
1950 - On this night a private pilot at Mexico City Airport, Mexico witnessed a 7 meter in diameter dome with a green glow on the bottom. It shot up vertically. (Sources: H. Edward Hill, Catalog Through 1950, case #315; Frank Scully, Behind the Flying Saucers, p. 209; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 44; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1556).
1950 - At 11:30 p.m. in Pacific Beach, Washington civilians watched a UFO maneuver erratically for about five minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book, March 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. January-March, p. 51).
1951 - Nine aeronautical engineers at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico watched at least 12 white objects swirl around randomly in the sky, and then shoot off to the north. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 21).
1953 - At 11:43 p.m. in the Sea of Japan near Hiroshima, Japan a dozen crewmembers flying in a U.S. Navy P2V-5 patrol witnessed several groups of 5-10 lights flying slowly on the left side of the aircraft. A Project Blue Book unknown. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2496; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 20; J. Allen Hynek case files).
1953 - A huge saucer-shaped object was witnessed by at least four observers at Skilak Lake, Anchorage, Alaska over the Kenai Mountains. It bobbed up and down several times for 55 minutes, and then vanished. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: March-July, p. 16).
1955 - A V-shaped formation of lights flew over Lake Harris, Florida at 8:50 p.m. They were reported by two witnesses, Tetrault and Boltman. (Source: Morris K. Jessup, The UFO Annual, p. 115).
1958 - At 8:45 a.m. two residents of Healdsburg, California saw a round object one meter in diameter come from the west and land in their backyard, only 15 meters away. It took off toward the east, turned south, and was lost to sight. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 5716; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 270, case 462; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: March-April, p. 39).
1959 - A disc-shaped object with a sphere on top paced a teenage driving in a car in Kyger, Gallia County, Ohio at 11:45 p.m. It beeamed a light down, and descended to a low altitude. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 81).
1965 - At 1:30 a.m., while fishing in the Florida Everglades in Hendry County, Florida 45-year-old James Flynn noticed a shiny metallic, domed disc, some 75-100 in diameter, on the ground. His hunting dogs howled, and one dog tried desperately to escape from its crate. When he approached the object an unknown force struck him in the forehead and knocked him to the ground, causing him to lose consciousness. The wound to his right eye required medical attention, and physical traces in the form of a circle of scorched sawgrass and other damaged foliage was found at the landing site. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1965, p. 6; Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs, p. 24; T. Scott Crain, Flying Saucers, June 1971, p. 8; UNICAT, case # 685; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 262, 267, 279, 379).
Everglades, Florida CE-II - 1965
1966 - At 3:50 a.m. in Dexter, Michigan two police officers, Bushroe and Foster, saw four highly maneuverable disc-shaped UFOs that had red and green flashing lights. They swung back and forth in the sky like pendulums over a swamp. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 5; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 6, 171, 318; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 187; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 178).
1966 - In the pre-dawn hours UFOs were also tracked on radar
over Lake Erie from Selfridge AFB in Michigan. The objects
displayed extreme speed and maneuverability. (Sources: NICAP UFO
Investigator, April 1966, p. 5; Richard H. Hall, Volume II: A
Thirty-Year Report, p. 242; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the
National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p.
1966 - In Southport, Connecticut a domed disc with a row of red lights paced a car along a country road, then swooped down and landed on the road ahead of the car. It rose just in time to avoid a collision. (Sources: John Fuller, NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 3; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 318).
1969 - The flight surgeon and two other crew members of an Air Force KC-135 flying over Thailand saw a huge black cylinder hovering in the vertical position during a daytime flight. When a fighter aircraft was sent to investigate the object disappeared. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1969, p. 1; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 14, 77, 119; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 37).
1969 - At 7:50 p.m. a white barrel-shaped object with antennas hovered over a gravel pit in Malataverne, Drome, France and was witnessed by several. When a 37-year-old policeman named Manselon approached the object he was struck by some type of force field and temporarily paralyzed. (Sources: FSR, November-December 1969, p. 32, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit; Gordon Creighton, FSR, September-October 1971, p. 27; William Hauck Dennis, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1976, p. 8; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 325-326).
1969 - At 7:40 p.m. and again at 8:15 p.m. several separate witnesses observed a red saucer-shaped object with antennas land on stadium grounds twice in Lins, Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was seen again over the next three days. (Source: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, August 1971, p. 12).
1971 - Two young men, Brian Scott and Nick Corbin, were in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, Arizona to gather snakes. During that night, at 9:06 p.m., they saw a light coming towards them over the mountains. As it approached they had a missing time memory loss, and their next recollection was that they were hastily leaving the campsite two hours later.
During a hypnosis session five years later Scott described how the object approached and hovered over them. It was emitting a purplish light from underneath, and he felt a "pulsating, pulling feeling" as the two men were lifted up into the craft. They were separated once they were inside, and Scott was led by a 7 foot tall entity down a corridor to a door which "shattered" when they entered through it. On the other side was a small room filled with mist, where he encountered 4 or 5 similar beings, 7 foot tall and with grayish skin similar to that of a crocodile, and with 3 fingered hands. The room was cold and the mist emanated from vents in the floor.
Scott was stripped and placed against a very brightly lit wall panel. A machine directly in front of him appeared to "scan" him, and a new 9-foot-tall entity communicated with him telepathically and asked why he was afraid. His mind was briefly transported to some other worldly environment, presumably the being's home planet. The beings that examined him had huge ears, no hair, and slit-like mouths. Their feet were elephant like, with three broad toes. When the examination was completed, Scott was reunited with his friend and they were both returned to the ground with no conscious memory of what had taken place. However, they both felt an unspecified terror to such a degree that they immediately packed their gear and returned to town. (Sources: Alvin H. Lawson and William McCall, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, p. 141-143; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-12 (A1109); CUFOS files, newspaper clipping dated February 13, 1976).
1972 - At 7:50 p.m. a vertical cigar-shaped object hung in southwestern sky and was visible from Walthamstow, Greater London, England. After one minute it suddenly vanished as though had been switched off. It was described as orange colored with a hazy glow, at 20 degrees elevation above the horizon. (Source: K. Phillips, BUFORA Journal, April 1973, p. 18).
1973 - In Canton, Ohio a silent disc-shaped object flashed its lights and darted all over the sky at 9:30 p.m. for 5 minutes. There were at least 12 witnesses. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, June 1973, p. 2).
1973 - In Piedmont, Missouri at around 11:00 p.m. a sphere with tripod landing gear was seen rising from a lake; it next hovered over a nearby field. Disc-shaped craft were seen flying at high and low altitudes.Photographs were taken and a power outage was also noted. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March 1973, p. 3 citing KPWB Radio; BUFORA Journal, Volume 1, 1973, p. 36; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist!, p. 371).
1974 - On this evening a domed disc-shaped craft was seen hovering near the main NATO headquarters in Bauffe, Belgium. The witness was driving on Highway 53 at the time of the sighting, 5:20 p.m. (Source: Inforespace, August 1976).
1974 - At 11:30 p.m. Antonia Diez Ramos and her husband, Manuel Valderas Fuentes, both anglers, saw in the yard of their house in Gerena, Sevilla, Spain an ovoid object two meters long by one meter wide. Its edges emitted a strong red color, and the center was transparent. Two forms were distinguished inside. After a while, the object began to maneuver, rising up and disappearing. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-68 (A1305), citing Capt. Jose Tomas Ramirez y Barbero).
1975 - At 9:30 p.m. a landed UFO was spotted on a cloudy night in Lake Sorrell, Tasmania, Australia. The 50-foot diameter yellow ovoid rose slowly from the trees, then shot straight up like a bullet. There were five witnesses of various ages from three families. (Sources: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre, Australian CUFOS Files, case TA75014; APRO Bulletin, July 1975, p. 3; Ronald D. Story, Space Gods Revealed, p. 345).
1975 - On this morning in Mellen, Wisconsin Jane Baker's dog reacted to a domed disc-shaped object over the treetops by whining and pawing at its ears. Jane carried the dog back into the house because she refused to move. However, Jane could hear nothing unusual. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, April 1975, p. 3; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 337; Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org).
1976 - A married couple driving between Liria and Olocau, Valencia, Spain saw a dark figure float across the road ahead of them. at 9:45 p.m. Depite being dark it was luminous and shaped like the "Michelin man." Their car headlights died as they approached. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1978, p. 31).
1978 - A luminous dumb bell-shaped UFO hovered over two witnesses driving in Saint Paul, Vosges, France at 7:15 p.m. It rose to enter the clouds, and then left quickly to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1978; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13090).
1982 - At 3:30 a.m. a brilliant red ball of light (BOL) flew at a very low altitude and illuminated a farm in Woodstock, Queensland, Australia. It darted away and then came back. (Source: UFO Research Australia, May 1982).
1983 - At 3:15 a.m. a police officer, Tony Dodd, observed nocturnal lights passing over the moor in Carleton Moor, North Yorkshire, England. (Source: Gary Heseltine, Police Reports of UFOs, case 116, citing Yorkshire Post).
1984 - On this night a string of six orange, sausage-shaped UFOs flew over Sverdlovsk, Russia. They changed color in unison. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14112; FSR, December 1992).
1985 - A woman driving in Riverview, Missouri on this night saw three lights in the sky. Two went out, while the remaining one turned into red and white blinking lights on a boomerang-shaped craft, which passed overhead, and then hovered. Other objects followed, as close as 700 feet. ARTC radar had two faint stationary targets on their radar. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 93).
1988 - On this day in Goreloe, Dalniy Vostok, in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, a very large sphere stopped over the village. Next, a small pink object split off and shot away to the north. (Sources: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 122; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14665).
1990 - On this evening eight crop circle investigators in Oakland, Pennsylvania saw a glowing disc hovering in the sky. They videotaped it for nine minutes. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1993).
1991 - Three witnesses driving east of Binga, Zimbabwe first observed a cluster of red nocturnal lights at a high altitude in the sky. They descended to ground level and buzzed their car. The close encounter lasted five minutes. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO AfriNews, January 1992; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15472).
1992 - At one o'clock in the morning a disc-shaped UFO appeared
in the skies over the Amazon Rain Forest city Ariquemes, Rondonia state,
Brazil. The silent three-meter wide disc came down to only three meters
above the ground, and yellow light was seen coming from portholes in the
craft. A power outage occurred, and several witnesses felt physically
pulled toward the object. At the same time in the city of Mafra, Rondonia, Brazil
a 15 m cigar-shaped object heading to the southwest makes a stop only
one meter over a bridge, as its antenna rotates. It caused witness
paralysis and radio interference. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer
database, cases 15682 and 15683, citing UBPDV Brasil 1992).
1992 - At 8:23 p.m. in Gulf Breeze, Florida 52 high quality witnesses watched, took still photographs, and videotoaped as red spheres of light maneuvered in the sky, responding to very bright searchlight signals. Four red balls of light turned bright white, then disappeared. (Sources: Patti Weatherford, Islander Pensacola, March 27, 1992; Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1992 and July 1993, citing Field Investigator A. Hufford, case 920801E).
1993 - On this evening a light fell to the ground in Dromkeal, Ireland; it then split in two, and both halves lifted off from the ground, flew away to the north. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 122).
1994 - A Boeing 737 Chinese airliner had a near collision with a flying disc while flying north of Dushan, Guizhou Province, China. The autopilot radar system made a turn to avoid a collision. There was extensive news coverage. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16338, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 330).
1994 - At 9:30 p.m. what looked like a B-17 aircraft rumbled by Mennecy, Hauts-Seine department, France. A long, silent, octagon-shaped craft hid behind some trees, and gave off beams and rays of light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16339, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 325).
1995 - Charles Little and his fiancée were driving in Joshua Tree National Monument, California at 11:30 a.m. when they noticed two objects hovering in the sky: one in front of the car and the other behind it. They apparently lost consciousness and came to two hours later. Later under hypnosis, Little remembered being inside a round object with several rooms, including a main control room with large windows and an examination room with a small table. They encountered three types of humanoids, short Greys with huge black oval-shaped eyes, some tall reptilian creatures, and short hooded humanoids. After their abduction Little found a mark on his upper thigh, and nodules behind his ears. Four years later his fiancée died of esophageal cancer, and Little believes the cancer was somehow related to the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995 [electronic version], case # 3824, citing UFO Abduction Raw Data Page, UFO Watch).
1995 - At 7:10 p.m a large triangular object, radar tracked at 800 feet altitude near St. Petersburg, Russia,
was detected for 40 minutes before it split into several pieces. A
transponder number was reported, and the speculation is that the object
was using the code to pass unnoticed. At 7:40 p.m. a yellowish-orange
domed disc with 6-7 bright lights was viewed through binoculars in St.
Petersburg, Russia. When it
stopped moving, a small, bright sphere of the same color burst out of
it and flew off in the direction of Zelenogorsk. The large UFO
then blinked out. At about the same time in Lomonosov, a suburb of St.
Petersburg, a hovering yellow-orange light changed intensity, and
then started to look like a Zeppelin with a tail. It rotated, and shot
away in 2-3 seconds. It was estimated to be 1/5th the apparent size of
the Moon. (Source: Boruch Michael S. Boruch, International UFO Reporter, December 1995, pp. 13-15; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 339).
1997 - At 1:03 a.m. a couple were in a park in Cote-St.-Luc, Quebec, Canada when they heard a loud whirring sound overhead and were engulfed in a white beam. They were unable to move. Overhead they saw, less than 50 feet above them, a silver disc-shaped UFO with multi-colored lights around the rim. They experienced an episode of missing time, their clothes were singed and they had skin burns. The woman also had a round scar on her head. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 1997 Canadian UFO Survey [electronic version], case 29).
2003 - While pulling his car into the parking lot of the Behavioral Health Services Building in Winfield, Illinois the witness noticed three flashing objects coming down in the sky in front of the car. He next noticed more dropping out of the the sky until there were several. Most had red and white flashing lights, with no visible wings, and did not make a sound. Some had blue and aqua lights. Some were triangular, some cigar-shaped, and some were like small boxes with four perpendicular lights. The witness brought several people out from the building, and they all watched the spectacle together. Also during the sighting, a bona-fide helicopter with multi-colored lights flew over. A few of these objects left a contrail. The main witness had spent seven years in the Air Force, and was confident these were not conventional aircraft. He called 911, and a Winfield police officer responded and watched them with him. The lighted objects also discharged balls of light every once in awhile, which also flew around. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2003 webpage; George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 137).
2004 - At 12:24 p.m. in Perth, Western Australia a witness watched as a disc-shaped object flew over from a nearby hill, then hovered for three minutes. Next, it flew overhead in a suburban area. It first flew at a slow pace, then sped off at an extremely fast speed. (Source:George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 39).
2005 - At 9:50 p.m. a slow-moving triangle object passed overhead in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada making a turn to the southeast; it had lights on its three corners. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey [electronic version], case 20).
2005 - A witness in Bluefield, West Virginia reported that at 11:00 p.m. a dark to light brown "rounded boomerang" or crescent moon-shaped object moved silently overhead. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2005 webpage, report uploaded May 11, 2005).
2006 - In Brick Township, Ocean County, New Jersey a witness reported another boomerang or V-shaped UFO. It was big and had many different colored lights, that went around it in a clockwise, circular pattern. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2006 webpage, report uploaded May 15, 2006).
2006 - In Marlboro, Ulster County, New York at 9:00 p.m. a witness reported a triangle-shaped object with a rounded back, and a blacklight colored rear window. It had a cast frame construction look from the underside, and was slightly illuminated underneath.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2006 webpage, report uploaded May 15, 2006).
2009 - At 6:30 p.m. a cigar-shaped object, emitting orange light, was sighted over the beach in Cancun, Mexico. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2009 webpage, report uploaded April 14, 2009).
2010 - A hovering, flashing, orange chevron-shaped aircraft was sighted over Corvallis, Oregon at 3:40 a.m. It suddenly disappeared. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2010 webpage, report uploaded April 13, 2010).
2011 - A chevron-shaped object with other satellite orbs was seen low on the horizon in Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada at 7:10 p.m. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2011 Canadian UFO Survey [electronic version], case 176).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 August 2013).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions, animal reactions: dogs howled and whined, boomerang or V-shaped UFOs, car buzzings and pacings, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, inside UFO occupants, landings, levitation, Michelin man humanoid, multi-year reports from England, ovoid UFO, missing time, multi-year reports from New Mexico, ovoid UFOs, physiological effects, round UFO, short UFOnauts, tall UFOnauts, UFOs near swamps and wetlands, vehicle EM effects, vertical ascent, whirring sound.