On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 17

1903 - On this evening a father and daughter observed a glowing 100 foot long cigar shaped object with two rows of four equally spaced windows. It was hovering just behind some trees over a farm in Helmer, Indiana. As the man ran toward the object it moved away, and zigzagged across the sky at great speed, accelerating away toward the west. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 14; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 5, citing Jerome Clark).

1950 - Six bluish white disc-shaped objects turned in the sky over Ankara, Turkey on this day. They next shot straight up into the sky and vanished from sight. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211).

1950 - Six to twelve black octagon-shaped objects were seen from the air over Little Rock, Arkansas at 4:30 p.m. The object made a sharp sudden turn to the southwest. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, March 1950 report; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 179).

1966 - A glowing ovoid object descended slowly over Barra de Tijuca, Brazil at 1:50 a.m. It circled Pt. Marisco, and then flew off the the west. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database,

1966 - Mr. Ward saw an object 12 meters in diameter and 7 meters high over Harrow, Ontario, Canada. It emitted a pulsating white light, and landed in a field. It had a revolving section on it with portholes. (Sources: Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, August 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 729, p. 323; Data-Net, May 1970).

1966 - A police officer in Milan, Michigan observed an object in the southwestern sky at midnight. He thought it was a plane about to crash, although no sound was audible. He tried to contact the police headquarters, but his radio transmitter did not work properly. The 16 meter wide object, which now had colored lights spinning around its periphery, came to within 25 meters of the patrol car, followed it for a kilometer, then flew off toward the northwest. The object was described as being like a "very huge pie" lighted with red, blue, and white lights spinning completely around it. The witness had been a policeman for 10 years, and had never seen anything like it before. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 730; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 166; Lloyd Mallan, The Official Guide to UFOs).

1969 - At 2:45 a.m. a retired army general had become stranded along a dirt road near Barra da Tijuca, Brazil after his car engine had quit. Moments later he saw a light rising above a nearby hill and felt a strong compulsion to walk towards it. After a short walk he came upon an object with translucent walls that gave off a dazzling light. Despite the translucent appearance the object seemed to be made of some metallic substance. Part of the surface of the object flung itself back, and three human-like figures stood in the opening, one a woman. The witness was invited inside by one of the men, who informed him that the other two were also humans. After a short ride in the craft he was told that time, as we conceive of it, doesn't exist. He was eventually released back to his vehicle, which could quickly be started again without any difficulty. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case # 1483, citing Irene Granchi, International UFO Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3).

1969 - Mr. Herbert Lancaster told police that a saucer-shaped UFO landed in front of his car at a crossroads in Lincoln, Nebraska on this night and "turned off" his car's engine. A human-appearing occupant, "an ordinary average guy," was seen peering out from a window inside the craft. After a short while UFO "took off at high rate of speed." (Source: Lincoln Star, March 18, 1966; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-27, citing the Lincoln Star).

1972 - On this night in Loveland, Ohio police officer Johnson's headlights picked up an animal lying on the road. As he opened his car door it rose up on its hind legs and showed itself to be a leathery skinned biped with a frog like face. It was three to four feet tall, like the creature seen by Officer Williams two weeks before. It stepped over the guardrail and went down the embankment of the river. Officer Johnson took out his service revolver and fired a shot at it, but missed. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-39, citing Richard Mackey & Ron Schaffner).

1974 - At 3:30 a.m. Cristobal Munoz Romero, a driver for the President of the Cadiz, Spain City Council, was driving through a foggy area five kilometers from the Rota Naval Airbase near Sanlucar de Barrameda when he saw a metallic white light above and to the right of his car. It advanced to within 10 meters of the road and then, seconds later, he saw the silhouette of a human looking being more than 2 meters tall next to the road. The being appeared to be wearing a diver suit from which projected a bright, cylindrical, solid like coherent beam of light from the front part of the collar. The light could lengthen and shrink. As the car passed by the entity the engine began to fail and the automobile was "shaking like a leaf" in a very strong wind. The witness sped up and, in fear, quickly left the site. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-08, citing Vincente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 361).

1992 - In Ipigua, Sao Paulo state, Brazil birds were seen fleeing from a farming area at 5:30 p.m. Next a 12-meter in diameter metallic disc rose up from ground, and a palm tree was seen bending and swaying away from the direction of the UFO when it took off. A circular depression resembling a "saucer nest" was left in the vegetation. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17660, citing Boletim CEPEX, issue # 28).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: coherent light beam, discs, short lizard-like or amphibian humanoid creature, human looking UFOnaut, multi-colored UFOs, multi-year reports from the Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo regions of Brazil, saucer nest, tall humanoid, vehicle EM interference effects, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers and sharp turns.