On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 22

1870 - At 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean south of Cape Verde, the crew of the steamship Lady of the Lake sighted a gray object in the sky divide into four connected sections while it flew against the wind. Behind it trailed a long hook connected to the center of the UFO. It was visible for at least 30 minutes. (Sources: Gordon I. R. Lore and Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 46; Harold T. Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 57; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 11).

1950 - At 5:45 a.m. two industrialists in Spain saw a bright blue, cloud-like object while driving in Villarta de San Juan, Ciudad Real Province. It emitted a very bright light that appeared to collide with the object. The UFO was seen again 20 times during their drive. (Source: Vicente Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, citing Stendek, June 1970, p. 17)

1950 - At Kirtland AFB, New Mexico eleven USAF Sergeants watched a tan-colored flying wing head towards the northwest, turn to the north, and then fly off at a fantastic speed. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 73).

1953 - At two o'clock in the morning in an isolated cabin in Tujunga Canyon, California two young women in their early twenties, Shaw and Whitley, remembered seeing an oscillating light followed by a period of about two hours of missing time. Under hypnosis an abduction scenario was recalled. Seven or eight beings, all dressed in black tight-fitting one-piece suits, entered the cabin through closed windows (that is, they somehow passed through the glass panes in the windows). They had oval-shaped, hairless faces. Six of the beings were about five feet tall. Two of the beings were of average height but thin, estimated at 5 feet 7 inches tall. They all had slender builds, narrow shoulders, and long arms. The abductees were paralyzed, taken aboard a domed disc, and given physical exams. The UFOnauts communicated with each other using an unintelligible language, but they used telepathy with the abductees, and allegedly left them with some information about future events. (Sources: Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1976, p. 8; Ann Druffel & Scott Rogo, The Tujunga Canyon Contacts, p. 15; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions, The Measure of a Mystery, case 193a).

On this night near the airfield in Key West, Florida in 1966 several disc-shaped UFOs with flashing lights around the rim were sighted from an outdoor theater. The UFOs hovered, then shot away. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 318).

1967 - A 14-year-old teenager named from Wapello, Iowa reported seeing a domed, disc-shaped flying object with legs near his home. The UFO had a central row of portholes and multicolored lights. The UFO hovered for a short while, then flew away at high speed. This is a Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Source: Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1976, p. 10; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 333; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 54).

1969 - Two unidentified teenage girls were returning home in the Colegio Batista district of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil at around 8 p.m. when they saw a luminous object with a blue light hovering in the west. It had a ring of white lights around it and appeared to be spinning. At home later one of the girls went to the window and saw a little man near a gate ten meters away. He was standing erect and facing her window. He wore a kind of diving suit with a soft green luminosity, and a helmet through which she could see a pair of glowing reflective eyes, like those of a cat. She told her earlier companion and a third girl. The second girl also saw the entity, who by then was standing facing sideways. The third girl ran to the aid of the first witness who was so frightened by the figure's appearance she went into a state of shock. That same evening the boyfriend of one of these girls was walking on the other side of the city when the streetlights went out and he saw the faintly illuminated silhouettes of two small figures standing on a precipice above the street only a few meters away from him. Frightened, he hurried on, but walking through the area later the streetlights were on again and the figures were gone. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-23, citing the CICOANI group).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 11 September 2005).
Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: abduction, blue UFO, domed discs, discs with lights around the rim, hovering followed by high-speed exit, spinning UFO, short humanoids, thin humanoids.