On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 31

In 1950 a woman driving at night on Highway 80 in Jacumba, California reported that she saw a little man jump out of a landed disc-shaped UFO, and then run down the highway "faster than Jesse Owens." (Sources: International News Service, March 31, 1950; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0161).

1953 - At 7:50 p.m. a USAF F-94 pilot reported sighting a white disc-shaped UFO emitting red and blue beams of light. It maneuvered all about the sky over the northeast corner of Honshu Island, Japan. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History - 1953: March-July, p. 28).

1954 - A small disc-shaped UFO flew over Hammersmith, England at 8:10 p.m. at a high rate of speed. It had a misty looking appearance despite the clear sky. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3316).

1956 - Three round lights moved erratically and silently over Miami, Florida at 9:00 p.m. in a perfect equilateral triangle formation. (Sources: Loren Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History - 1956: January-April, p. 57; Richard Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 185).

1959 - Three Adelaide, South Australia children reported having seen strange objects moving about in the sky. Neil Abercrombie, his mother, brother, and some other friends, all saw a strange object at 6:05 p.m. He described it as an "elongated circle with indistinct edges" and said it had been flying quite high. Two other nearby residents saw a round object with red flashing lights at about 7:50 p.m. They said the object circled and disappeared in the west, appearing to be smaller than a plane. ; Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, London: Robert Hale, 1975, p. 165).

1959 - Later that same evening the Adelaide Weather Bureau received a report of a UFO at about eight p.m. from Goolwa, near Port Elliott, South Australia. And at 11:30 p.m. a young man spotted a reddish-orange oval-shaped object on the ground about 100 meters from the rural road he was driving on. Barry Neale, age 15, was driving home between Goolwa and Port Elliot, South Australia when he saw the glowing, reddish-orange object on the ground. It had a row of 8 or 9 portholes, was about five meters (16 feet) wide, and it illuminated the trees. He drove around the wooded area in time to see it take off. "It climbed at an angle of 45 degrees towards Hindmarsh Island and soon disappeared." No radioactivity was found at the spot. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 484; Keith Basterfield, UFO Research Australia, March 1982, p. 23).

1965 - An aerial explosion, perhaps similar to the Tunguska blast of 1909, affected an area of nearly a million square kilometers, centered over Ashcroft, Canada and was observed some distance away by an airborne airliner pilot, according to John Colombo. (Source: John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 212).

1966 - At 2:00 a.m. a cluster of lights ahead over the road in Vicksburg, Michigan resolved itself into a lighted disc-shaped object when the witnesses' car got closer. Mr. Udvardy, age 32, heard a low hum like a swarm of bees, and his car engine stalled. The UFO also had a brilliant white searchlight. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files; Gordon I. R. Lore, Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 70, Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 29; Geoffrey Falla, Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 34).

1966 - In San Francisco, California two women observed a large object with a pulsating bluish light on top, an orange light below, windows, and antennae, resting in a construction area at 6:00 a.m. Silhouettes could be seen moving about inside, one of them gesturing as the craft took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 744).

1966 - Charles Kozens, age 13, saw two objects land near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at 9:15 p.m. They were each 2.5 meters long, 1.2 meters high, and had flashing lights. When he approached and tried to touch an antenna on one of the objects, he received an electric shock. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 743).

1967 - Three strange objects--a bright, orange light emitting a shower of green sparks, and two smaller sources--were seen in a field in Hanley, England. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 830).

1967 - Carol Watts had the first of a number of alleged contacts with aliens at 10:30 p.m. in Wellington, Texas. He saw a 100 foot long cigar-shaped UFO on the ground. A door opened and Watts was invited to come inside by the occupants and he agreed to go. They gave him a physical exam and took him on a flight into space. He recalled seeing an unidentified map on the wall inside the craft. The encounter with journey lasted no more than 20 minutes. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files, report dated April 2, 1967; Hans Holzer, The UFOnauts, p. 154; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 2: Catalogue of Cases, case 117A; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 2, 1967).

1969 - As many as two hundred residents of of the Coenze neighborhood in Nova Iguaca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil witnessed the descent of a "mystery airplane" on Maxambona Hill in the middle of the afternoon. It fell from the sky, falling in an unusually slow manner, in an apparent controlled descent. Among the many witnesses was an elderly man and his children. He told the children to go immediately to the landing site to assist any possible survivors. As he watched hundreds of townspeople converging on the hill, he saw two beings come out of the craft. The craft itself seemed to be slowly "moving like a wing" that was shifting slightly in the wind. When the first people neared the site the object and its occupants vanished abruptly, and nothing was to be found at the "crash" site. No one heard any engine noise as the craft descended, and investigations at the site by the military police found no wreckage. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1969-24, citing Fernande Cleto Nunes Pereira & Dr. Walter Buhler, SPEDV Bulletin, 1975).

1974 - On this day on the Robertson farm in Callaway, Nebraska a dead mutilated cow and calf were found. The tails had been removed, the blood drained, and the cow's udder had been slit. (Source: Omaha World Herald, April 9, 1974).

1974 - A small disc less than a meter in diameter hovered and spun at treetop level over some trees in Tarragona, Spain at 4:00 p.m. The limbs of the trees were thrashed about by a turbulence from the object, and a big noise was heard. The disc flew off to the south. (Source: FSR, December 1974, p. 2).

1974 - At 8:00 p.m. a "small bus" shaped object was seen in Valensole, France. It had large wide windows and a blue-green neon glow, and figures could be seen moving around inside it. The principal witness, his wife, his son, and an 80-year-old woman all saw the craft, and above it were seven vertical red lights. The object appeared to be on the ground. From the house of the wife's parents, at 8:30 p.m. the man saw it again, and was able to approach, first in his car and then on foot, to within 500 yards of it. Valensole is the site of a famous July 1965 humanoid encounter, and there have been many other close encounters from this location as well. (David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-62 (A1608), citing C. Lavigne, Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 153; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 484).

1975 - At 3:30 a.m. the furious barking of her dogs awoke a woman in St. Hilaire de Cambrai, France. Frightened, the dogs ran and jumped onto the top of the dining room table. The woman opened the curtains and saw a red glow outside and then heard strange, indistinct murmurs and voices. Her son-in-law woke up and looked out a window to see an intensely red rectangular mass about 4.5 meters long and two meters high. It flew half a meter above the ground in a strange hopping motion. It continued on its trajectory, becoming round and greenish-blue in color. Two other family member joined the first two and watched the object move about 80 meters away, now becoming a green spherical form. The dogs calmed down and so the son-in-law went back to bed. Soon the intensity of the sphere lessened, while the remaining witnesses remained watching out a window for the next half hour. At 4:00 a.m. the streetlights brightened and the dogs began barking again. At this point the UFO, now a green sphere, approached the house rapidly and then disappeared. One of the witnesses suffered from eye irritation the next day. Ground traces and "footprints" were found in the vicinity of the house. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France).

1975 - Nine hours later, at 9:00 p.m. local time, a merchant in Japan felt a strange urge to go out for a walk on the beach. Guchi Shinda, age 42, went for this walk along the beach in Kawanoe City, Shikoku Province, Japan when he started to experience a sensation of weightlessness and saw what looked like multicolored electrical discharges around him. Suddenly, about 30 meters away, a short white creature appeared. The being had red eyes and a mouth and was wearing a white inflated "astronaut" suit and a round white helmet. It floated just above the sand, looking towards the witness who heard a loud sound resembling "electronic music." He apparently passed out and did not see the humanoid depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1975, citing CBA Newsletter, Denys Breysse Project Becassine).

1990 - Two teenagers driving in Gulf Breeze, Florida had approached a stop light at 9:30 p.m. when they saw a UFO over a nearby building. The object hovered briefly, moved slowly overhead, and then ascended out of sight. Minutes later a retired FAA air traffic controller also sighted the object in the distance. (Source: MUFON case investigation files, case 900735).

1993, Kadima, Israel - The neighbor of the UFO witness from the previous night felt her house tremble during the night. When she opened her eyes she saw "a bald giant, 7 to 8 feet tall, with round, yellow eyes and a small flat nose, dressed in gray metallic overalls" standing next to her bed. "Don't be afraid. I will not harm you," she heard in her mind as she saw the being gliding through the room. The next morning, two additional flattened circles were found in the field, eleven and twenty feet in diameter. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 September 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cattle mutilation; cigar-shaped UFOs; color changing UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; ground traces and footprints; inside occupants; landings; loss of consciousness; low humming sound; mist surrounding UFO; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from France; orange UFOs; oval UFOs; physiological effects: eye irritation, electric shock; red UFOs; sensation of weightlessness; shape changing UFO; short humanoids; UFOs with antennae; very tall humanoid.