On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 29

1905 - A large luminous cylindrical object hung in the sky in a vertical orientation over Cardiff, Wales, U.K. on this day at 10:00 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Computer Catalog, case 248).

1959 - At eight o'clock in the evening 26-year-old Horst Raps of Lampertheim, Germany had gone out for a walk as recommended by his doctor after being diagnosed with lung disease. As he walked along he sighted a light coming down from the sky. The light approached and he saw an object hovering just one meter above the ground. The craft was saucer-shaped and surrounded by a blue-violet light. It had a cupola on top that emitted bright beams of light. Fascinated, he watched as a stairway descended to the ground and a tall, heavy-set man emerged. The figure wore a tight-fitting, multicolored uniform. He approached Raps and spoke to him in perfect German.. He warned the witness of approaching future dangers and asked him to return to the same place three days later. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, citing UFO Geheimnisse, Berlin, January 1998).

1966 - There are sixteen unexplained UFO reports recorded for this day in UFOCAT. All occurred in either the late afternoon or evening, between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time. One occurred in Australia and one in Brazil. The rest were in the Northeastern United States and Canada. For a map showing the distribution of the North American reports, click here.

1966 - At 4:15 p.m. in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire a witness saw a brown, box-shaped object with silvery tripod legs on the ground, from a distance of only 24 feet. It maneuvered out from under trees before accelerating straight up and out of sight. It made a humming sound and then a higher-pitched whining sound when it accelerated. The witness felt a blast of air from the object, which left landing imprints in the soil.

1966 - At 4:20 p.m. a L-shaped box was seen sitting on the ground on four legs in Henniker, New Hampshire. It too maneuvered through trees and then ascended. Landing traces were also found at this site.

1966 -- Five hours later, at 9:15 p.m. in Hamilton, Ontario Mr. Cozens saw two white oval-shaped UFOs land in a field. When the witness walked up and touched the four-foot long antenna on one of the objects his hand was burned. There was a flash and a buzzing sound when the injury occurred. The objects had red, blue and green flashing lights in a circle around their centers. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs Interplanetary Visitors, p. 336; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; James E. McDonald case investigation files).

1968 - At 1:15 a.m. a 22-year-old mechanic riding a motorbike between Fos-sur-Mer and Port Saint Louis in Arles, France observed a UFO descend and land near a power transformer. An opening appeared in the base of the object and a bright white light shone out from it. Then a human-looking entity emerged and descended to the ground on a kind of ramp. He wore something resembling a security guard's uniform with a "rolled collar." The suit was light colored and brilliant, and appeared woven with heavy stitches. The man's hair was in a crew-cut and was very light blond or white in color. The UFOnaut examined the ground around him and then noticed the witness, whom he watched for a moment before re-entering the object. The UFO took off gently with a gust of cool air. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-21, citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 47).

1973 - Armando Silva and his wife, of La Salina, were at their country home at the seashore near Caracaya, Venezuela. On the evening of March 28th they had seen two elongated bluish objects high overhead. At about one o'clock at night they awoke to stifling heat inside their house. Mr. Silva went to the balcony and saw the two blue, capsule shaped objects they had seen earlier now flying near the shore. One of them dropped into the sea and re-emerged on the surface. It was then joined by the second, which bobbed on the surface nearby. Silva went down to the beach to get a better view.

At one of the small windows of the first little object that came down from the sky he saw a tiny figure like a five-year-old child. The craft was floating only a few meters from shore. "I was terrified when...I saw a tiny figure...wearing on its head what looked like a great gourd. I cannot say for sure that it was an intelligent being, since I only saw half of its body and its head, which, as I say, looked like a gourd. Nor did I see any arms. And I didn't wait to see if it made any movements." Sr. Silva turned on his heels and ran back into the house, where his wife was watching from the balcony. The two UFOs that had come down from the sky were still bobbing up and down in the water when he rejoined her. The incident lasted about 15 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-90, citing Gordon Creighton, FSR, Vol. 21 No. 1).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 July 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: air displacement, box-shaped UFOs, buzzing or humming sound, cylindrical UFOs, communication in German, human-looking UFOnauts, inside occupants, landings, multi-colored UFOs, oval-shaped UFOs, physiological effects caused by direct contact with UFO, short humanoid with pumpkin head.