Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1880, Lamy, New Mexico - Four men walking near Galisteo Junction in the evening were surprised as they heard voices coming from a "strange balloon," which flew over them. It was shaped like a fish and seemed to be guided by a large fanlike device. There were eight to ten figures aboard. Their language was not understood. The object flew low over Galisteo Junction and rose rapidly toward the east. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 180, citing Flying Saucer Review, May 1961; Santa Fe New Mexican, March 27, 1880).
1897 - On or about this date Robert Hibbard in Sioux City, Iowa was caught by an anchor dropped from an unknown flying machine 22 km north of the town. He was dragged over 10 meters and fell as his clothes were torn. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 140 & 182, case 11).
1950 - Several discs were seen from a Lebanese airliner off the coast of the ancient city of Acre (now Akko), Israel. They were travelling north and flying at a high altitude while emitting trails of smoke. At 11:15 a.m. five disc-shaped UFOs were seen, first three, then another two, flying over Bruswick, Georgia. They were silver in color, and flew at 30,000 feet altitude at a speed greater than 1,800 mph. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 12).
1966 - Jean Voilquin, age 54, saw a strange looking "wheel" roll 15 meters away from him in Attigneville, France. It moved at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour. It was about 80 centimeters in diameter, 25 cm thick; it rolled away at 1:30 p.m. and then vanished. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182 case 737).
1966 - Engineers and technicians in Ann Arbor, Michigan
watched a glowing red disc-shaped object maneuver around the sky, descend,
and then fly parallel with the road for several minutes. (Sources: NICAP
UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 4; Richard H. Hall, The UFO
Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 319).
1966 - On the same night a 13-year-old boy named C. Cozens saw two white oval UFOs land in a field behind the police station in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He walked up to them and touched one. When he touched the antenna he received a strong electric shock, and burns on the hand. Investigators rated his story as reliable. (Sources: Hamilton Spectator, April 4, 1966; Erich A. Aggen, Jr., Flying Saucers, October 1969, p. 5; T. Scott Crain, Flying Saucers, June 1971, p. 8).
1966 - Two women were driving back from Amarillo, Texas at just before midnight when they saw a UFO approaching them from the north. Their car engine died and the headlights failed. The object flew over the car and hovered 400 meters away. After 10 minutes the witnesses were able to start their car and leave. They reported the object had a waffle-like surface and glowed with an intense red light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182 case 738).
1967 - The Bailey and Lore families had observed UFOs in the area of their homes in Minitare, Nebraska on several occasions. On the evening of March 26 at around 7:30 p.m., Robert Lore and Cecil Bailey drove north of their farms to look for lights that looked like they had landed on an isolated section of farmland. The two men drove past a man in white coveralls standing alone by the side of the road. Their dog was riding in the car, and it "really kicked up a fuss" and appeared to be terrified. When the men got home the lights were once more visible in the sky. One particular bright light was strong enough to light up the hill behind it. When they returned to the site where they had seen the stranger the next day, they found numerous nearly rectangular footprints, some of them 9.75 inches long and others 8.5 incheslong. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-26, citing Richard Hall; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 334).
1967 - At 9:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. John Dick and Mrs. W. Buhr were driving toward Gretna, Manitoba, Canada. They saw a very bright object at ground level near three radio towers situated 3.5 kilometers south of Altona, Manitoba, illuminating the countryside with a pink glow. The object itself was dark with a luminous band around it, was motionless, and pulsated. It disappeared very suddenly. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 829, citing the Altona Echo, April 19, 1967).
1972 - A car engine stalled at 5:30 a.m. when three red UFOs came down in a field between Dargies and Grandvilliers, Oise, France. It vanished when the car's headlights lit upon it. (Source: Michel Figuet & Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 383).
1974 - At 8:00 a.m. a witness driving near Pouldergat, Finistere, France saw a hemispheric dome-shaped following the road. Next a long, half-cylinder shaped object was seen hovering over an intersection. At 9:00 p.m. another hemispheric dome-shaped object was sighted by three witnesses in Pleuville, Charente, France. It was luminous and had 2 rays of light coming from it. It flew at a low altitude of under 10 meters, and was estimated to be 4-5 meters in diameter. (Sources: (1) Jean-F. Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 77; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1976, p. 20; Michel Figuet & Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 480).
1983 - On this evening two witnesses driving in Careme, Tarn-Garonne,
France encountered sudden fog, and then a huge disc-shaped UFO.
Their car turned unaccountably onto an unknown dirt road, and they had
a possible missing time experience. The entire experience lasted 50 minutes.
(Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 317).
1993 - A 20-year-old woman was standing on her back porch in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, New York when a silent, multicolored domed disc "glided over the house" at an estimated 150 feet altitude. She first thought it was a low flying plane, but dismissed that idea because of the shape of the object. The dome on the disc was as tall as the width of the object. The object was covered in bright white flashing lights. Jets soon showed up, apparently to chase the object. (Source: Herbert S. Taylor, MUFON field investigations database, case 930402J; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1994).
1994 - Two silver disc-shaped objects danced around in the sky over Earl Shilton, Leicester, England at 4:00 p.m. They made a high-pitched whistling sound. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1994).
2000 - Two witnesses observed a triangular object that crossed the sky over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at steady pace and a high altitude at 10:45 p.m. Its shape was defined by a number of grayish-white, non-blinking lights. It flew to the northeast, and made no sound. According to one witness the object had to be huge since it was very high up, but could clearly be seen as it blocked out a portion of the clear sky as it moved. (Source: Stan Gordon, Pennsylvania Center for UFO Research, www.stangordonufo.com).
2003 - A wobbling silver triangular craft was seen in Carlsbad,
California at 2:00 p.m. for half a minute, with a bright light
in broad daylight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center,
Seattle, March 2003 webpage archive).
2004 - An object like a "dinner plate" with a dome on the bottom was sighted in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada at 4:22 a.m. It flew slowly, and stopped at one point. The sighting lasted 15 minutes. At 7:50 p.m. two rapid moving almond-shaped discs initially flew in from the Gulf of Mexico heading east toward Brandenton, Florida and then turned sharply south. They moved very fast. (Source: (1) Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 157, citing HBCCUFO; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2004 archived webpage).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 March 2007).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: disc-shaped UFOs, silver UFOs, red UFOs, silent UFOs, triangular UFOs, unintelligible language, vehicle EM interference effects.