On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 23

1905 - On or about this night a small red sphere of light, accompanied by two white lights which danced about it, paced in front of an automobile being driven by a man named Jones in Egyryn, Wales. There was also a female passenger in the car, also with the last name of Jones. (Source: Roger Sandell, FSR, March-April 1972, p. 31, citing the Barmouth Advertiser, March 23, 1905).

1909 - An unidentified object with a very strong searchlight flew over Peterborough, England at 5:10 a.m. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 20; Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1960, p. 12).

1950 - A Mexican newspaper, El Universal, reported that at least 300 disc-shaped UFOs were sighted zooming around the sky above the city of Jalapa Enriquez, in the State of Veracruz, Mexico on this night. In Yuma, Arizona a UFO hovered over the park at 20,000 feet for two minutes during the day, then left at high speed to the east. (Source: (1) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 78, citing El Universal, March 24, 1950; (2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 75).

1954 - A disc at very high altitude was seen hovering over Norwich, England at 4:00 p.m. The edges glowed while the center of the object was dark. It flew off to the west at 6:30 p.m. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: January-May, p. 60).

1956 - While walking along the river bank in Grand Ledge, Michigan at three o'clock in the morning a 27-year-old lab technician named Bassett "felt the presence of something" and looked up. He saw a rapidly descending metallic sphere that gave off an orange glow, then stopped just ten feet away and only four feet above the ground. It made no sound. He "lost all track of time" and felt the UFO had tried to make contact with him. There was possible missing time associated with this case. (Source: Jerome Clark, The Anomalist, April 2000, p. 21, citing the Lansing State Journal, March 23, 1956).

1957 - At 12:22 a.m. Civil Aviation Agency radar tracked a UFO over Oxnard Air Force Base, California. Visual reports of the object were made by a GOC observer, police, and Oxnard AFB personnel. (Sources: Civilian Saucer Intelligence--New York files, citing newspaper clipping; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 85).

1957 - At 6 p.m. a huge ball of fire rose up from behind a barn in Puyallup, Washington. It emitted two strong beams of light. It rose vertically, then flew off quickly to the north. (Source: Tacoma News Tribune, March 28, 1957).

1959 - Two men, Briggs and Elio, saw a strange, domed disc-shaped object apparently on or near to the ground, then later in the sky over Adelaide, South Australia. It was in view for 10 minutes. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 164).

1960 - At 3:35 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Larsen sighted an object over their residence in Indianapolis, Indiana that looked like a kite made up of little metallic balls. The object or objects moved in an arc through the sky to the west, then made a 180-degree turn, and finally rose and departed vertically. It made no sound. Listed as a U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book unidentified report. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 6681; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 27; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 170).

Indianapolis, Indiana - 1960

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1966 - Two young men, one name Hallonquist, were walking through a wooded area in Fort Pierce, Florida when they saw a bright object that they thought at first was a balloon covered with fluorescent paint. However, it became so intensely bright that they could not look at it directly. As they walked closer to it, it exploded, leaving no trace. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 733; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, September 1970, p. 7).

1966 - An electronics instructor who was driving to work at a local Air Force Base at 5:05 a.m. observed an object blocking the road in Temple, Oklahoma. It was shaped like an airplane fuselage, 25 meters long, with a "bubble" on top resembling the canopy on a B-26. It rested on legs, and had very bright aft and forward lights. There was a door and a short stairway to the side of the object, and a man in coveralls appeared to be examining the craft which bore the identification "TL 4768." When the witness approached, the "pilot" went back inside, and a sound resembling that of a high-speed drill was heard and the object rose. No engine was observed. The witness was familiar with all conventional military aircraft. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 734).

Temple, Oklahoma CE-III report - 1966

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1966 - At shortly before 5 p.m. two domed discs were seen by five witnesses over a forest in Trinidad, Colorado. They tilted, and bobbed up and down in flight. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 270; NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 8, citing James E. McDonald).

1966 - At 11:45 p.m. John King, 22 years old, was driving his in Bangor, Maine when he saw some lights nearby. When they came closer he saw they were part of an elliptical UFO with a dome on top that was glowing yellow, blue, and white. It had a bluish light at one end and a white light at the other. The UFO then landed. As it moved closer through the underbrush, the witness leaned out of his car, which he had stopped for a better look, and fired his pistol at it when it was less than 100 feet away. King fired four shots at the 60-foot long ellipsoid object. He believes that one bullet hit the craft. His car lights immediately dimmed and the radio stopped playing at this point. The UFO stopped at a distance of 50 feet, and emitted a slight humming noise. After a few more moments, it glowed brighter and took off quickly, shooting straight upward. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March-April 1966; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 139; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, case 34; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, October 1966, p. 30; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 116; Donald E. Keyhoe, Aliens from Space…The Real Story of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 119).

1974 - At 12:20 a.m. a middle-aged man named Vallentuna was walking home in Lindholmen, Sweden when at a crossroads he mysteriously felt compelled to take an alternate route. Suddenly a brilliant light blinded him. He threw himself in the snow but something lifted him up to a height of 30 to 45 feet. He next found himself at home with no recollection of how he got there. Under hypnosis he recalled seeing four "transparent" beings who had grabbed him, and he then was apparently studied by these beings inside a UFO. He suffered from severe shock after the incident. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-11, citing Carl Axen Jonson & Joseph Brill).
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1974 - On this night a young man known as "Anders" was walking along a dark road in Gustavslund outside Stockholm, Sweden when he heard a voice in his head instructing him to cross the road. Next a blinding light knocked him to the ground, where he lay unconscious until he came to, on his own doorsteps. His wife, disturbed by his condition and baffled by a mysterious burn on the side of his face, sent him to the local Danderyds Hospital. There hypno-therapist Dr. Ture Arvidsson put him under a hypnotic trance and regressed him to the time of the incident. He related how a beam of light had floated him up into the air, then some tall hooded figures touched his head with somekind of unknown device, saying that they would meet him again in the future. (Sources: UFO Information Sweden, May 1976, p. 10; Lynn Picknett, The Mammoth Book of UFOs, John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 103).

1987 - A woman in Concord, North Carolina heard a crash outside her home in the evening and went to the window to investigate. Though partially obscured by a tree and its limbs, there was no question that she was looking at a domed disc parked in her backyard. The dome was about six feet in diameter and the whole craft was about 25 feet high. From the dome came the brightest orange light that she had ever seen. It was so bright that she could only look for a short while, turn away, recover, and look again. The light created shooting pains in her eyes, so that her eyes didn't fully recover for two to three days. The orange light filled the back of her yard so thoroughly that it seemed almost tangible. "It was so dense that my outside light looked just like a small light bulb, [and I] couldn't see the post at all." Her neighbor heard the noise and told her that everything down by her house looked very orange. All around the object it looked just like a thick orange fog.

The lower part of the craft looked blue-silver, especially what seemed to be an extended 18-20 foot wide ramp. The object was about 75 feet from her. Her eyes were hurting and so she didn't see it leave. No ground marks were found the next day. Two days later her grandson visited and was told the story. He walked the area and held up some keys to the fence gate at the dog lot, which was close to the sight. The keys swung over on their own and hit the metal post, indicating that the post had been magnetized. (Source: Michael Swords, International UFO Reporter, Summer 2002, p. 23).

Concord, North Carolina Close Encounter - 1987

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2000 - On this night a factory worker driving in County Antrim from West Belfast, Northern Ireland saw an egg-shaped light in sky, that started pacing his car. Panicked, he sped along road, but then was inexplicably overcome by the urge to stop the car. His last feeling before blacking out was of he and his car being lifted. He awoke six hours later and his next memory was of driving home. (Sources: Lynn Picknett, The Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 178; UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 25, citing CAUS).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 January 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, car pacing, high altitude hovering UFOs, human looking UFOnaut, landings, levitations, missing time experiences, multi-year reports from Great Britain, orange UFOs, radar visual confirmation, residual magnetism, spheres, vehicle EM electrical interference effects, vertical ascent.