On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 21

1952 - At 10:42 p.m. a dull orange saucer was sighted moving slowly at first, then very fast for 30 seconds over farmland in Centreville, Maryland. There were two witnesses, named Hutchison. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1074).

1953 - Six disc-shaped objects flew directly over the city of Elmira, New York at 3:05 p.m. They flew high and fast, and were viewed through binoculars. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2511; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: March-July, p. 18; Project Blue Book Report #11, May 31, 1953).

1965 - In Malvern, Victoria, Australia a sphere with a red dome on top with three illuminated tails was sighted. It flew off to the south. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 118).

1966 - At 8:40 p.m. a ring of lights was seen maneuvering in the sky over Niteroi, Brazil. It was difficult to see the body of the object, but it was assumed to be a disc. Planes appeared and chased the UFO. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 7102).

1966 - A police officer investigated a vertically descending luminous object in Exeter, New Hampshire. He came upon it moving back and forth over some power lines at 10:00 p.m. Other police soon arrived, and described the object looking like a glowing egg with a dome, having red, white and green lights around the rim. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 335).

Exeter, New Hampshire - 1966


1966 - At 11:30 p.m. William Van Horn, Civil Defense Director, and over 80 Hillsdale College coeds in Hillsdale, Michigan watched a UFO from the college dormitory. They first saw a pattern of lights on the ground. The source of the lights next appeared to hover and do manuevers over a marsh for the next two hours. (Sources: Duluth (Minnesota) News-Tribune, March 22, 1966; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 05; Mort Young, UFO Top Secret, p. 46; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 732).

1967 - On this night several teenage girls were driving in a car in Hillsboro, Kansas when they saw a bright light ahead on the road. The light then approached the car and hovered directly over the roof. It was shaped like an upside-down cup on a saucer. The car's engine failed as the object hovered overhead, and although the car was stopped, it rocked back and forth quite violently. The UFO eventually left and the car could be restarted without any trouble. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 194; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 5; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 26).

1973 - On this night Brian Scott returned to the site of his 1971 alien abduction in Apache Junction, Arizona. He again experienced being taken aboard a UFO by the same nine-foot-tall entities as on the earlier occasion. This time he also encountered a short, squat being known as "The Host." However, he believes the experience was projected into his mind, rather than a real, solid event. The voices of the entities "didn't seem to come from their mouths." He said that on this occasion he also found the pair of boots that he'd lost on his earlier encounter. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-06, citing Dr. Al Lawson, MUFON and CUFOS).

1974 - Truck driver Maximiliano Iglesias Sanchez, age 21, was driving to Algunilla, Spain when he encountered a blinding white light on the road near Valdehijaderos at 2;15 a.m. When he was a distance of 200 meters from the source of the light, his car headlights and diesel engine went out. The 8 meter wide metallic UFO, now only faintly luminous, stood of three half-meter long legs, was wider than the road and had no visible openings. A second non luminous object hovered some 16 meters above the ground to the right. Two beings appeared in front of the landed object, and they gestured with their arms. One went around the side of the UFO and returned, then both disappeared to the right side and the object ascended making a humming sound. The figures were human looking, 6 feet tall, and wore tight fitting coverall type garments with a metallic hue. They appeared to walk and move in a normal manner. Mr. Sanchez was unable to make out any facial features. After he passed the site he looked back and saw that one object had landed again on the road. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 175; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-09, citing Pere Redon, Joan Crexells & Vicente Rico Gil et al.).

1974, Valdehijaderos, Spain - At 11:30 p.m. Mr. Sanchez had a second encounter less than 24 hours after his first close encounter, near the same site. Driving the same truck, he encountered three "ships" on the ground, and again his motor and lights malfunctioned. As before there were no openings in the UFO, but he saw four men approach him on the road. He got out and ran, and the figures pursued him. After running nearly 2 kilometers he threw himself into an irrigation ditch and hid as the four men searched the area, but they were unable to find him. After waiting a safe period of time, he cautiously returned to his truck. The three objects were still there, and his engine would not start. When he got into the cab and closed the door the same four figures re-appeared, gesturing to each other. They walked around the object and disappeared and it rose off the ground slowly with a humming or whistling sound. The truck then started normally. After passing the site, Mr. Sanchez saw that the third object had again landed and he stopped and returned on foot, hiding about 9 meters away. He saw the figures digging into the roadside with a T-shaped implement and a large horseshoe shaped tool. He could still make out no facial features. After 3 minutes he left. A few days later UFO investigators found radioactive traces and three 12-meter wide circles of flattened grass in the area. Civil guard officers also found traces. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen and Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 140; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-10, citing Pere Redon, Joan Crexells & Vicente Rico Gil et al.).

1980 - Two 19-year-old teenage boys, one the son of the circus owner, had burns on their bodies after a 1:15 a.m. UFO close encounter in Gioia del Colle, Italy. One had burn marks on his wrist under his wristwatch, and the other had scalding burns on his waist where his waist band had two iron studs. (Source: Massimo Greco, UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1980, p. 10).

1982 - On an overcast evening at 9 p.m. a UFO shaped like a vertical football with three tube-like appendages banked to the north across the Ohio Turnpike in Toledo, Ohio and next came in low over a residential area at 200 feet altitude. It flew off to the south. It had three steady white lights and a small blinking red light. (Source: Karl R. Stewart, CUFOS case files).

1984 - At 7:45 p.m. a truck driver driving on Interstate highway I-87 south of Albany, New York saw a delta-shaped UFO that looked larger than a Boeing 747. It paced his truck for five minutes. He reported it had "prism-ish" lights. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno & Bob Pratt, Night Seige: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 63).

1984 - Three 12-meter long boomerang-shaped objects hovered at low altitude over a highway in Claxton, Georgia at 8 p.m. One of the object flew directly overhead at treetop level. It had lights all over it. (Source: Michael Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 81).

1986 - At 1:00 a.m. a farmer reported seeing an object with brilliant lights descend and land slowly near him in Santa Ana, Corrientes province, Argentina. Two short humanoids wearing black tight fitting uniforms emerged from the object. They approached the witness and signaled to him, then spoke to him in an unknown language. The beings left when the witness told them he could not understand them. A six-meter circle of burned grass was found on the site and the witness suffered from headaches after the incident. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1986, case # 926, citing UFO Data Base).

1990 - At Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, Russia a fighter aircraft was scrambled at 10:05 p.m. to intercept a UFO that was being tracked on military radar. The pilot reported the appearance of a black body with two white flashing lights. Their was the suggestion of a silhouetted saucer-shaped craft behind the lights. The UFO changed altitude and direction at a range of 1,000 meters. It illuminated a cloud, hovered, made S-turns, and moved many times faster than an aircraft. There was also a red light moving parallel to the ground in a horizontal flightpath. (Sources: Igor Maltsev, UNICAT database, case 797; Vadim K. Ilyin, MUFON UFO Journal, November 2001, p. 9; Paul Stonehill, The Soviet UFO Files, p. 50; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 139).

2004, Kingfisher, Oklahoma - Two young women, both college students, witnessed two very bright lights in the night sky at 7:26 p.m., which suddenly descended.  The object, triangular in shape, appeared to land.  It was brightly lit with what looked like halogen type lights, and was clear or hollow in the center. Other cars stopped to park along the highway to look at it. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: abduction, landings, maneuvering UFOs, normal human looking UFOnauts, ovoid UFOs, radar visual confirmation, short humanoids, telepathy, tripod landing gear, unintelligible language, vehicle EM interference effects, very tall humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson