On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 19

In 1950 in Sonderborg, Denmark at 2:30 a.m., mechanic J. Matiszewski heard a whistling sound that drew him outside. He then watched a UFO land in a meadow. When he approached to within 50 meters he suddenly felt paralyzed, and he observed that birds and cows in the vicinity were also unable to move. He stood motionless as four handsome men with brown complexions, wearing shiny black suits and translucent helmets, emerged from the craft and engaged in repair activities. (Source: Willy Wegner, UFO-Landinger 1 Danmark, p. 1).

In 1953 US Army spotter planes saw a round white UFO flying 25 miles northeast of Panmunjon, Korea. It was described as 10 feet in diameter, and moving with a vibrating motion. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 20).

1958 - A large, disc-shaped object was seen on the ground near Moscow, Russia. It rose in a spiral motion, then took off and was lost from sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 463).

At 8:45 p.m. on this day in 1959 a metallic disc, six meters in diameter, paced a car on highway 124 southeast of Kyger, Ohio. Electromagnetic effects noted at the time of this close encounter were a buzzing on the car radio and the dimming of the headlights and dashboard lights. (Source: Gallipolis (Ohio) Daily Tribune, March 20, 1959; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 100, citing Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I)).

1959 - Fifteen minutes later, at 9:00 p.m., two seminary roommates were outdoors on the grounds of the Lady of Grace Monastery in Colebrook, New Hampshire when they saw a silvery colored, Saturn-shaped, ovoid UFO descend over them. The craft had lighted windows around its lower portion and blinking red, yellow, and green lights around its outer rim. It also emitted a loud humming sound. The craft flew towards and then retreated from the witnesses several times. They apparently suffered a period of amnesia. Years later under hypnosis one of the witnesses recalled that the craft landed nearby on three legs and all normal noises ceased. They both were paralyzed and were both then floated up a ramp and taken onboard the craft, where they communicated by telepathy with four humanoids of differing heights, including a taller six-foot tall being that appeared to be the leader. Both were given physical exams and several experiments were conducted on them. They were able to see a "mother ship" and other craft through a window in the UFO on which they flew, and were taken onboard the larger craft where they saw other human abductees. (Sources: Morton Schaffer, MUFON field investigations database, case # 930402E; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, case # 715, citing Morton Schafer, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 302).

In the pre-dawn hours of 1966, police and others in La Porte, Indiana saw a 40-foot-long luminous football shaped object surrounded by misty white rings. It emitted a brilliant white light as it paced a police car. It was described as having horn-shaped antenna-like projections on the underside that were 13-14 feet long. (Source: Fred V. Sacksteder, Flying Saucers, October 1966, p. 15). At 5:20 a.m. an elliptical UFO with a row of lights along the bottom was seen over Big Rapids, Michigan. The lights flickered on-and-off one at a time. (Source: Gordon Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 46).

1966 - At 6 p.m. a flat-topped cone-shaped UFO w oval-shaped windows hovered over Niteroi, Brazil. It was viewed through binoculars as it flew slowly to the west, then shot off towards the east as jet aircraft pursued it. (Source: Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 44). That night at 11:10 p.m. three crewman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter "Legare" had a close encounter with an oval-shaped UFO near Freeport, Texas. There was a power failure in the city at the time. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty-year Report, p. 318).

1968 - At 8:30 p.m. ten-year-old Gregory L. Wells was returning from his grandmother's house to his own home next door, when he saw a red oval-shaped UFO hovering just over some trees. The large red object was so bright that it illuminated the road. It had a band of dimmer red lights flashing around its center. "I stopped," Gregory recalled. "I wanted to run or scream but suddenly a big tube came out of the bottom, which moved from side to side until it came to me, and a beam of light shot out." Gregory turned away as the light beam hit the upper part of his arm, knocking him to the ground. His jacket caught fire and the boy rolled around on the ground screaming with fright. Both his mother and grandmother responded. Mrs. James Wells, the boy's mother, also reported seeing the UFO, which "just faded away." During the sighting a large street light on a nearby pole went out and the dog barked uncontrollably. The burning jacket resulted in second-degree burns that required medical attention. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 198; Leonard H. Stringfield, Situation Red - The UFO Siege).

1969 - Near Gladstone, Queensland, Australia a saucer-shaped object approached two cars, hovered near one car, and began pulsating. As it got brighter, the cars' headlights spread wider than usual; as it dimmed, the headlights went back to normal. The two cars kept driving together, but the craft again came to hover over one of the cars. The drivers stopped again, but this time nothing happened to the headlights. The object rocked gently while keeping its position. After a few minutes of hovering it flew quickly into the distance. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 269, citing Data-Net, April, 1970)

In 1969 Renato Bifarella of Caltanissetta, Italy on the island of Sicily was looking at the sky with binoculars on a night of a full moon, when at 1:35 a.m. he saw what resembled a “tortoise” hovering in the sky. It was green in color with pale brown spots, and had “legs” underneath. It was 5-6 meters wide and four meters high, with a brilliantly lit turret in which he could see at least two figures moving about. It approached him, and emitted a beam of pink light that struck him and caused him to faint. When he regained consciousness, he could see that the UFO had led down two thick “ropes” that were one meter in thickness. Through binoculars he was able to see that two humanoid figures—one in red overalls and the other in white, with blue helmets---were climbing toward the object. The witness fainted again, and when he came to, the object was gone. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case #1969-26 (A1037), citing Francesco Izzo, Italian CE-III Catalogue).

In 1972 at 10 p.m. in Acuescoma, Mexico at least four people saw a glowing blue sphere land. It rose giving off blue sparks and making a humming sound. It also left four imprints in the ground forming a square 2.5 meters wide, and a central burn mark. (Source: Skylook, July 1972, p. 9). There was an electromagnetic effects case that evening in Chard, England. (Source: Harold Watkins, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 2).

In 1974 a witness in Gerena, Spain looked out the window of his home and saw a two meter diameter disc only four meters away from the house. Two helmeted heads of little men were visible inside the craft. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, volume 141).

In 1975 two police officers in Stockton, California saw an object hovering over parts of the city on four separate occasions, beginning at 1:20 a.m. The UFO was seen changing shape from a cigar to round in appearance. The Stockton city desk sergeant vouched for the veracity of the two police officers. (Source: KLOK radio transcript, CUFOS files).

In 1976 a flying disc paced a car with three people inside very closely in Big Run, Pennsylvania. White beams of light were directed into the car from the UFO. It flew away when the car reached a highway intersection. An independent observer witnessed the incident. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1977).

In the evening in 1980 a 29-year-old man on a motorcycle was chased for over an hour by a small, oval-shaped UFO. The UFO was about two feet in diameter and had sparks shooting out of it in all directions. It flew low above the ground. That same evening a golden colored UFO hovered over the Mississippi River for 50 minutes near Keithsberg, Illinois. It moved back and forth, descending and ascending over the trees along the riverbank. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1980, p. 11; MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980).

A wave of UFO sightings started in Brazil on this date in 1986. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A thirty-year report, p. 29).

In 1992 at 3:52 a.m. in Haines City, Florida police officer Delgado had a close encounter of the second kind with a 15-foot-wide green, domed disc that paced his patrol car. The engine, lights, and two-way radio of his car failed when the UFO passed less than 20 feet overhead, and he felt the interior of his vehicle become cold. (Source: CUFOS investigation files; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A thirty-year report, p. 259).

In 1993 a huge flying saucer loomed over a water tank in the state forest near Guanica, Puerto Rico at 9:40 p.m. It was silent and lit up the area. (Source: Larry Hatch, U database, case 15994).

In 1995 anomalous radar echoes were recorded in the Central European surveillance area by the region's air traffic controllers. That night in Franklin, Georgia a young woman's bedroom was invaded by short, gremlin-like creatures with yellowish-brown skin, large pointed ears, and large round eyes. They stood about 3.5 feet tall, and she believed she received telepathic messages from them. She had a strong sense that her actions were being controlled by them, and she was forced to go back to sleep despite the alarm that she felt. That same evening a UFO landed on a lawn in Mobile, Alabama. The object was dark and its features could not be discerned, but it flashed bright lights into the home on the property. (Sources: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO cases-Europe, p. 109; Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact database 1995; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 1995 report archive).

In 1996 anomalous radar echoes were again recorded in the Central European surveillance area by the region's air traffic controllers. At 10:30 p.m. a UFO was seen from Highway 54 in Texas near the New Mexico border, just beyond the intersection with I-10. (Sources: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO cases-Europe, p. 109; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 1996 report web page).

In 1997 at 4:05 a.m. police in La Escala, Spain saw a yellow light near the ground change color to orange. There was a 4-meter tall shadowy human figure in the center of the light. One witness attempted to photograph it, but the light dimmed, became oval shaped, and vanished. Flattened grass was discovered at the site. Seven hours later, at 5:05 EST, a driver in Nottingham, New Hampshire watched several golf ball sized balls-of-light zig-zag only a meter away from near his driver's side outside car mirror. He heard a voice in his head that told him to drive west. He refused and drove north instead. He then lost control of the car and saw a cylindrical UFO approach, the approximate size of a small 12-passenger bus. The telepathic messages he received included warnings about future events. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997).

In 1998 two diamond-shaped UFOs flew over Grosse Ile, Michigan. They changed shape and color, but maintained a constant speed. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, March 1998 web page).

In 2002 at 2:00 p.m. a metallic "saucer" was seen flying to the north over the skyscrapers of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Source: 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 109).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: abductions, amnesia, beams of light striking witnesses causing burns, color changing UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, EM effects and power failures, humming sound, landings, multi-colored UFOs, oval shaped UFOs, paralysis, Saturn-shaped UFO, shape changing UFOs, short humanoids with large pointed ears, spiral maneuvers, telepathy, zigzagging UFOs.