On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 24

1954 - A U.S. Marine Corps pilot named Holland, flying a military transport, pursued a silver flying disc-shaped object with extreme maneuverability over Fresno, California on this day. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, June 1954, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 406).

1955 - At 2:30 p.m. a hat-shaped metallic disc with three windows in the top section flew in front of and under a Beechcraft airplane over the Ryuku Islands, Okinawa, Japan. The plane's Instruments ceased to function, and the engine experienced interference. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 65; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 10; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 25).

1966 - In the afternoon a trapper and a guide saw an oval object with a dome approach them in the forest near Cook, Minnesota. It had flashing lights around its center, and made a loud noise like a generator humming. It angled downward and landed in the distance. When they got to the place where it had landed it had already left, but it left a large melted oval in the snow. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1966, p. 8; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, October 1966, p. 30; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers - Here and Now! p. 54; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 263 & 319; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 38).

1966 - At 10:15 p.m. two women driving in Sheboygan, Wisconsin saw a glowing object on the road. As they came near to it they found that it was hovering and displayed two intense white lights, as well as one green and one red light. The object was bowl-shaped, and they lost sight of it when they drove away. They saw it again later, flying low on a south-north trajectory. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 735).

1966 - That same night a police reservist in Monroe Township, New Jersey saw a saucer-shaped object flying low enough that he could distinguish two figures moving about inside it. He chased the UFO to police headquarters before it disappeared from sight. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-10 (A0699), citing a newspaper report dated March 29, 1966).

1967 - Numerous reports came from Belt, Montana including one of an unknown object landing. A truck driver named Williams spotted a very large dome-shaped object emitting an intense light that had landed in a ravine. As he approached, it took off and settled back further away, hidden from the highway. At dawn, police and a Malmstrom Air Force Base helicopter made a search of the area, with negative results. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 158; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 6; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 827; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 54; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 333).

1973, Therines, Oise, France - At midnight M. Brechant, his 11-year-old son Patrice, and his brother-in-law Mr. Cosme, were in a car on a dark night on a UFO hunting expedition. In a field near Songeons, France and some 250-300 meters away from the road, they saw a luminous ball whose light diminished in intensity. For a few seconds 4-6 white luminous rectangles appeared beside it. They tried to drive around the light and observe it from behind. A second luminous ball, likewise in the field, was about 200 meters away. A triangular beam of light emerged from its base, pointing toward the left. Through binoculars Mr. Cosme could see two luminous silhouettes of humanoid beings, one behind the beam and one "sliding on it" towards the point, where it disappeared. They seemed to have elongated heads and enormously broad shoulders. He could not distinguish arms and legs but the one behind the beam seemed to carry a sack on its left side. This silhouette gradually "evaporated." The beam then went out, and then the ball disappeared. On their way home their car was pursued by a ball of yellowish-white light that turned yellowish-green at treetop level. The first saw it 300 meters away and it later approached to within 50 meters. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-88, citing M. Carof & M. Lesbros for Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1974 - A witness driving between Sanlucar and Barrameda, Cadiz, Spain had his car engine die when he encountered a disc-shaped object hovering over the road. There was also a two meter tall being in a spacesuit. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11232, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1975).

1978 - On this day a 16-year-old boy had gone out into the woods near Penalva, Maranhao, Brazil and disappeared, and a search party failed to locate him. Eighty-one hours later a fisherman heard a shout for help and found the boy standing in a forested area, dazed and unable to stand up. He was taken to a local hospital where he was found incoherent and bleeding from the head where some of his hair was missing. Four of his teeth were also missing. He also seemed to be paralyzed. After three days later in the hospital he was able to talk about what had happened to him. He said he had been gathering guava fruit outside a wooded area when he heard a loud siren like sound. He looked up and saw a bright light coming from above the trees. He then fell down to the ground unable to move, and was then levitated up into a hovering flying object that had three spheres on the bottom. He entered the object through a window and fell softly on the floor. Inside the craft he encountered three short beings that wore uniforms with helmets and visors, and spoke in a loud, incomprehensible language. The boy was then taken on a journey to a strange land with no trees, no lakes, and no birds, and a darkness above him. He could only see a field with tall grass. He was then floated onto a stone table where he was examined. He felt liquid going down his throat and he passed out. His next memory was that of coming to in the hospital. (Sources: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 109; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 540, citing Bob Pratt, in Timothy Good (editor), The UFO Report 1991.

1983 - After a dramatic UFO sighting that occurred on this night in Mount Storm, New York a man given the pseudonym "Wright", a 16-year-old youth, and his 13-year-old sister had recurrent dreams of being abducted aboard a UFO by Grey aliens, which included a physical exam in a chair with a scan by some type of scanning equipment. There were 30 other UFO reports on this night from Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek & Philip J. Imbrogno, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 163; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2267).

1990 - A family driving home after visiting relatives near Heist-op-den-berg, Belgium were on a flat section of countryside at around 9:15 p.m. with scattered trees when the seven-year old son pointed out an unusual light in the sky to his mother. The mother described it as a very clear star surrounded by several lights. She pointed it out to the father who was driving. He stopped the car by the side of the road to get a better look. When he looks out of his left window he saw "many enormous lights" hovering only 100 meters above their car. The object was absolutely silent. The mother saw ten orange lights through the windshield that appeared to be blinking in a certain set pattern. She then began to feel extremely sleepy and had no energy to leave the car. She then realizes that her twins are fast asleep, and the father then enters the car and they drive home. They got home at 11:20, and realized that the trip that usually takes an hour had taken over two hours this time. The family has refused hypnotic regression because of religious reasons. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 303; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 15594, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, citing http://www/caus.org/pers_cpmtact/pc012601.shtml).

1990 - On the same night several locals in Chardzhou, Turkmenistan reported encountering a tall robot like creature in the outskirts of the city. The creature was close to two meters tall, massively built, and had a bright circle of light on its chest from which bright beams of light emanated. It walked in a strange mechanical way. It had a huge head resembling a flattened saucer, and two long blinking devices jutting from the head resembling antennas or horns. The front of the robot's head emanated a sort of greenish steam that was very foul smelling. The frightened witnesses fled the area on foot. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1990, citing Yaroslav Sochka, UFORussia).

2000 - A 40-year-old woman named E. King reported that she was abducted from her bedroom in Grimsby, Humberside, England in the predawn hours and taken to watch a surgical operation on a man. She was later returned to her home safely. All of her experiences were based on completely conscious recollections, with no hypnosis. There were three other UFO reports in Humberside and Lincoln counties that day. (Source: Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, pp. 180-181).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 March 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, landings, luminous balls of light, missing time, physiological effects: paralysis, tall robot-like being, short humanoids, unintelligible language, vehicle EM effects.