On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 15

1950 - At 6:15 p.m. a disc-shaped object circled a motorist on highway 153 north of Clearfield, Pennsylvania. There were humanoids inside the craft that were visible through windows, and a bluish-green ray was shot in the direction of the witness but missed. A white light lingered in the area for more than 30 seconds, then the UFO flew off toward the northwest. (Sources: William Baggs, Miami Daily News, March 15, 1950; St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 2, 1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 52).

1951 - Three men saw a one hundred foot long metallic cigar-shaped object over the city of New Delhi, India at 9:50 a.m. It gave off a black exhaust when it accelerated. The UFO flew toward the southwest and then vanished from sight. It was visible for over seven minutes. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: U.S. Air Force files counted in official statistics, case #908).

1959 - A reddish yellow sphere stopped 100 meters over the Torino, Italy airfield at 11:00 p.m. It was pulsating and very bright, and hovered 20 minutes. (Sources: UFO Nachtrichten, September 1959; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #5696, citing Flying Saucer Review, July 1959).

1965 - Mr. James Flynn, a 45-year-old man, was out in a boat with his hunting dogs in the Big Cypress Swamp in Florida when he encountered a metallic cone-shaped UFO at around one o'clock in the morning. The UFO had three rows of square windows and a yellow light. It made a generator-like sound, then emitted a jet-like sound followed by a blast of air. His dogs howled. Then a beam of light shot out from underneath the object, striking the witness in the forehead. He fell unconscious, and awoke with blindness in his right eye. Damaged foliage was found at the site, and Mr. Flynn was admitted to hospital for a five day stay. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 229; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 172; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 641; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 3, 262, 267, 279).

1969 - A double saucer with two antennae was sighted hovering over an athletic club in Lins, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. (Source: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, August 1971, p. 12).

Lins, Brazil - 1969


1974 - At 1:45 a.m. a man and his fiancé were in a parked car on a road near the shore in Erbalunga, Corsica, France when he looked up and saw on the roadside bank, only 10 feet from their car, the silhouettes of three persons with long arms, bending forward. They appeared "smooth" and no clothing was seen. The witness at once backed up and got out of the road; then his fiancé called his attention to a pyramid-shaped luminous object which was just taking off from a spot about 400 feet away. It had a brilliant yellow base separated by a black band from an orange point area; the point was directed diagonally downwards. Once the object was in the air it suddenly disappeared. The car's radio went out as the object took off. A search the next day found no traces. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-69 (A1306), citing Gilles Morel, Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #157; Alain Gamard, UFO Register, volume 7 (1976), p. 44).

1974 - A man was sleeping in his van in Metairie, Louisiana after visiting a friend when he awoke at six o'clock in the morning to see a silver disc-shaped object hovering above a house across the street. It made no noise at all. His next memory was of getting out of the van. Later he had vague memories of sitting in some type of cold silvery metallic chair and having several "people" standing around him. He remembered that the "aliens" told him not to be afraid, and that someday they would be back. He could not recall anything else. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1977 - At 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Joan Le Clair and four other local people saw a UFO hovering over some nearby trees in West Jacksonport, Door County, Wisconsin. Mrs. Le Clair looked through binoculars and could see an elongated object, green on top and bottom, with a red band around the center. "There appeared to be another compartment on the bottom of this disc, and I could see windows in this lower part. There appeared to be a figure inside the object." After three minutes the UFO sped away. Other observers of the UFO failed to see the windows or the occupant. (Sources: Sturgeon Bay Advocate, March 17, 1977; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-14 (A1715), citing Thomas Heiman).

1999 - At 11:15 p.m. 18-year-old Rodrigo Friedrich was returning home from a party in Altonia, Parana, Brazil when he noticed what appeared to be numerous shiny stars in the sky. One of the “stars” began to descend at high speed. He at first thought it was a shooting star and ignored it. Forty minutes later, when he reached home, a bright glow attracted his attention about to a spot about a kilometer away. Curious, he approached and encountered a 30-meter wide disc-shaped object that was completely illuminated. Near the object where six short humanoids, running back and forth and seemingly looking for something. Rodrigo began to get a headache and tried to yell out to attract some additional witnesses, but with no success, so he left. As he walked away he looked back and saw the object climb into the sky at high speed. Several days later Rodrigo began experiencing nightmares in which he saw short, gray-colored humanoids. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1999, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction with missing time; animal reaction: dogs howling; bluish-green beam of light; cigar-shaped UFO; cone-shaped UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; humming sound like a generator; inside UFO occupants, physiological effects: temporary blindness in one eye, headaches, unconsciousness, hospital stay; radio RF interference.