On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 16

1966 - A revolving domed disc with lights around its rim circled Great Lake in Portland, Connecticut three times before flying off to the east toward Cobalt. A radio report of another UFO sighting in West Hartford, Connecticut was heard by the five witnesses, two teenage girls and their family members, immediately after their sighting. (Source: Donald A. Johnson case files, report dated April 3, 1967).

Portland, Connecticut - 1967

1972 - Luis Bracamonte, a truck driver, saw a sparkling mist appear over the fields in Granadero, Argentina around dawn. He stopped his truck and saw the mist replaced by a blindingly vivid light. When he opened his eyes again he saw "a large oblong machine with a rim on the upper part and wide projections in the under part" about 100 yards away. Three men with very broad shoulders emerged, walking with difficulty. They "looked like Chinese, but with sharper features." They came up to the witness and one of them touched him, gripping his elbow. They spoke to him in a strange language, but he understood that he should not be afraid of them. Then one of them took out "a plaque with two shining symbols on it," and showed it to him. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-06, citing Jane Thomas, FSR, July-August 1972).

1993 - Two investigators parked out in the remote desert of Tikaboo Valley, Arizona and started watching mysterious lights maneuver over the area at 8:31 p.m. One of the lights began to approach. It was a large object with bright square-shaped light panels that glowed amber and blue. It transformed into two or three bright orbs of light, and as it passed over their vehicle one of the men attempted to snap a photograph. At this point a state of confusion seemed to have overcome both witnesses, as both then became aware of a strange vehicle driving quickly away from them. A period of missing time was noted.

Later, under hypnotic regression, the first investigator was able to recall that the UFO stopped and hovered over their vehicle. He was then floated up through the bottom of the object and inside was met by a being that seemed to emerge through the brightly lit interior wall of the craft. The humanoid being was gray in color and about six feet tall. Its eyes were slanted and it had what appeared to be black plastic shields over them. Its head was egg-shaped. He wore a two-tone gray suit, with a lighter V in the front and a black belt with a black tube on his right side. He also sported a triangular emblem enclosing a helical coil on the suit's left breast. The being had long arms that ended in four long fingers. He communicated with the witness, then took him gently by the arm and escorted him inside a brightly illuminated dome-shaped room. The witness remembers seeing the second investigator lying on the floor, as if frozen, and apparently being guarded by a short Grey humanoid. He was then placed on a metal table that tilted 30 degrees to face a curved wall filled with a row of video screens. The being said that this process was a mind-sharing procedure that would allow the witness to learn new things. After what seemed like five minutes he was returned to an exit and floated down to the ground, about 20 feet below. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 1343, citing William F. Hamilton, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 304).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, Asian-looking UFOnauts, broad-shouldered humanoids, domed discs, Grey humanoids, missing time, unintelligible language.