On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 27

1952 - At 12:55 p.m. over Downey, California a bright, aluminum colored spot of light hung motionless in the sky above an aircraft factory for 15 minutes. It appeared to turn on edge, and then went straight up out of sight. In Chicago, Illinois two discs were seen exiting from a cloud. They flipped over completely, and then returned to the same cloud. (Sources: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History - 1952: January-May, p. 27; Edward Sullivan, CSI/Los Angeles case files, letter dated March 27, 1952).

1953 - A bright orange circular UFO was chased by a USAF F-86 fighter jet over Mount Taylor, New Mexico at 7:25 p.m. The case is listed as an Air Force Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics, case 2524; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 21).

1959 - A blue, barrel-shaped UFO landed remotely a half mile away in a wooded area west of Corsica, Pennsylvania at 12:45 p.m. It was seen by a man and a woman. (Sources: Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 35; Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics, case 6317).

1966 - Two women, Smith and Beer, driving from Amarillo, Texas saw a UFO approach their car from the north near Texhoma, Oklahoma. Their car engine died and the headlights failed. The UFO flew over the car, and then hovered at an altitude of approximately 400 meters. The object had a waffle shaped surface on the bottom, and glowed with an intense red light. (Sources: Project Bluebook files counted in official statistics, case 10291; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 325 (case 738); Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 28, citing Vallee).

1970 - A red cylindrical UFO hung over a tree in El Garrobo, Spain for nine hours beginning at seven o'clock in the morning. It departed by shooting off to the southwest with approached by witnesses. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester-Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 124).

1971 - Over Highway 21 in Waltham, Massachusetts at 8:20 p.m. a mushroom or jellyfish-shaped UFO, glowing white, hovered and dimmed leaving behind blinking white lights. It streaked away and was gone in a few seconds. (Source: Raymond Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 357).

1973 - A reddish-orange ball of light flew parallel to I-95 south of Providence, Rhode Island at 12:15 a.m., pacing a car driven by a hospital worker for 15 minutes, driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour. It then stopped ahead of the witness, pulsated and waited when he stopped his car. It followed him for another 15 miles. (Source: Donald R. Todd, APRO Bulletin, May-June 1973, p. 9).

1975 - At 11:15 p.m. in Hamlet, North Carolina a retired laborer saw a UFO with a revolving pink light in the front yard of his home. He saw two small creatures "who appeared to be joined by a silver bar." They spoke in a language he couldn't understand. (Sources: George D. Fawcett, Official UFO, November 1975 pp. 12,45; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1395 citing Fawcett).

1976 - At 6:45 a.m. the engine and headlights of a car died in St. Denis, Reunion, a French territory in the Indian Ocean while in the presence of a small cloud by the roadside. The small cloud then rose up vertically, and shot off toward the southwest. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1976).

1978 - A girl riding on a motorcycle saw a long red triangular UFO hovering 200 feet above the ground in Ratby, England at 9:00 p.m. It made a loud droning noise. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 12585).

1979 - At 5:20 p.m. an oval-shaped or saucer-shaped UFO flew over the Tabouret Reservoir in Isere, France and then landed on the ground, leaving ground marks. A man was seen outside the craft, according to the police report. At 8:00 p.m. a thirty-foot long cylindrical UFO rose from the surf off of the shore at Oak Bluffs on Martha Vineyard, Massachusetts. The witness was reportedly frozen in place during the 20 minute close encounter, and his watch stopped working. (Sources: Robert Rouseel, OVNI, Verites Cachees, p. 91; MUFON UFO Journal, October 1979).

1983 - During this evening Russian Air Traffic Controllers had radar-visual reports of a steel-gray colored UFO, the shape of a cigar and the size of an airliner, in view and on their screens for 40 minutes. It was first picked up 50 nautical miles north of Gor'kiy, Russia and vanished about 25 nautical miles from the city. (Source: International UFO Reporter, September-October 1984, p. 13, citing Popovich).

1998 - A man walking his dog in Clifton Park, New York at 11:00 p.m. reported to a UFO hotline that a UFO briefly chased him and his dog. At about the same time a report from Newnan, Georgia described eight or more UFOs flying circles and then jerking up-and-down, and engaging in side-to-side motions. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2002 - In Allen, Texas at 8:00 a.m. a three meter wide silver, hubcap-shaped disc flew low and stopped over a field at only five meters altitude. It had lights around its rim. It shot off to the west at an extremely fast speed. (Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17854).

2003 - On this night a luminous UFO hovered over the holy city of An Najaf, Iraq. It was interpreted as a religious sign, protecting the tomb of a holy man. The mosque escaped damaged from U.S. bombs. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2003, p. 31).

2003 - On this same night at 7:00 p.m. in Liverpool, England a large, stationary pinkish red light was viewed through binoculars by a local resident. It emitted a small white light from the top, then two small side-by-side white lights shot off from underneath on a diagonal trajectory. The pinkish red light then winked out. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2003, p. 31).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 March 2004)
Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, car pacing, daylight disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, EM vehicle ignition interference effect, paralysis, short humanoids, UFOs shooting off at high speed, unintelligible language, vertical ascent, wristwatch stopped working.