On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 12

1885 - Cape Race, Atlantic Ocean - A huge sphere of fire was observed rising out of the ocean by witnesses aboard the ship "Siberian." It rose to an altitude of 16 meters, flew against the wind, and came close to the ship, then "dashed off" toward the southeast. The sighting lasted five minutes. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 181; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 27).

1953 - At 5 p.m. two silver discs exited a solidary white cloud in the sky, hover over the river bed in Ojai, California and then vanish. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, March 1954; Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1954 - A fisherman watched a three meter wide transparent globe descend at eight o'clock in the morning, stop and hover momentarily, and then dive into the canal in Arqua'Polesine, Italy leaving behind a cloud of vapor. At eleven o'clock that same morning a Brazilian priest working at the Vatican's Castel Gandolfo mountain residence in Italy had a close encounter with two UFOs. (Sources: Verga Maurizio, ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue; Alberto Perego, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 6).

1954 - A spherical UFO hovered for a long period over Louisville, Kentucky. U.S. Air Force jets chased it over Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It was also observed from the ground through a theodolite. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 134).

1955 - A clearly defined disc-shaped object flew over the Thames River at Goring, Oxfordshire, England, shooting sparks. (Source: UFO Nachtrichten, July 1957).

1958 - A brilliant blue glowing disc with two domes flew low over a main highway in Caracas, Venezuela at five o'clock in the morning. It made a sound like a jet. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May 1959).

1963 - On this night off the Argentine Coast of the South Atlantic, a UFO followed the Argentine Navy ship "Punta Medanos." Electronic interference was reported at the time. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1965, p. 6; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 120).

1966 - On this night a domed disc-shaped object with portholes hovered over Fort Ontario, New York and was witnessed by a radar operator. It shot straight up until it was gone from sight. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 152).

1966 - During the day five men digging a grave in a cemetery in Clendenin, West Virginia saw something that looked like "a brown human being" that flew from some nearby trees and maneuvered low over their heads. It was in sight for about a minute. (Source: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-53 (A0747), citing John Keel).

1967 - At nine o'clock in the morning an ovoid object came down slowly into a field of maize in Centeno, Santa Fe province, Argentina, its major axis vertical. It gave out orange bursts of flame, and disappeared behind some trees. No landing traces were found. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 18).

1976 - Jose Maria Trejo and Juan Carrizosa Lujan were on sentry duty at Talavera La Real Air Force Base in Badajoz, Spain when at 1:45 a.m. they heard a very loud, penetrating whistle that continued for five minutes, stopped, and then started again. When it stopped the second time they saw a light in the sky in the direction of Badajoz, “like a flare,” which lit up a wide area beneath it. After about 20 seconds it vanished. A third sentry, Jose Hidalgo, joined them and accompanied by a guard dog they went to search the fuel stockpile area. They had gone about a thousand feet when they experienced a localized “whirlwind,” which alarmed them and caused them to load their rifles. Then they heard a sound like branches being broken in the direction of some nearby eucalyptus trees, so they released the guard dog. The dog charged off toward the trees, but after a few seconds came staggering back and whimpering. Four more times they ordered the dog to go to the trees, but each time he came back in the same manner. Then Trejo glimpsed a green light out of the corner of his eyes, and when he turned around he saw a luminous humanoid figure at least ten feet tall, only 50 feet away. The thick, luminous figure seemed to consist entirely of small points of light, and more intense around its periphery. The small head appeared to be covered by a helmet. The arms seemed to be crossed, and legs and feet could not be seen. Trejo tried to fire his rifle, but was unable to because he felt a sudden sensation of weakness, and collapsed to the ground. The other two men then caught sight of the entity and fired at it. Between the two of them they fired 40-50 shots. At the instant the firing began the apparition vanished. The other two men helped Trejo to his feet, and at this time all three heard the whistle again, coming from the direction of the eucalyptus trees. It lasted for 10-15 seconds and then ceased. At dawn 50 men searched the area. They found nothing. Particularly mystifying was the fact that they could not find a single spent cartridge case. Moreover, the adobe wall of the base, which was just behind where the being stood and should have been pockmarked with bullet holes, showed not a single bullet pockmark. A few days after the incident Trejo lost his vision, and then fell unconscious. He was hospitalized, but his hospital tests showed nothing abnormal. About two weeks later he again lost his vision for about 15 minutes. He was hospitalized for a month and during that time suffered from severe headaches. (Sources: Juan Jose Benitez, FSR, February 1978, p. 3; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-99 (AA1686), citing Juan Jose Benitez; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 231; Patrick Huyghe, Field Guide to Extraterrestrials, p. 118).

1976 - At 6:15 p.m. James Howard, age 15, and his friend Brian Hollis, age 14, observed an object with pulsating red, green, and blue lights, which stopped in the air and descended into some nearby woods in Tarboro, near Edgecombe, North Carolina. They were alarmed and ran home. Looking back, they saw a nine foot tall milky white figure wearing a diamond shaped red helmet, who came floating out of the woods about 150 yards away from them. Under the helmet its head appeared to be blackish gray, and its short legs seemed to have no feet. It stopped and seemed to look at the boys, then floated on and disappeared behind a nearby billboard. The entire incident lasted about 15 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-76, citing MUFON).

1978 - At 1:30 a.m. in Saluzzo, Piedmonte, Italy a yellow and red domed disc-shaped object swooped down over the roadway and illuminated a car and the surrounding area, causing the car tape deck to stop working. It had four legs or landing gear appendages. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 18; Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1981; UNICAT, case 115).

1978 - At 7:30 p.m. three red spherical UFOs approached Rome, Italy from the sea. One descended and crossed the flight path of incoming airliners. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 13, citing Cronica, December 11, 1978; Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 18; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 154 & 351).

1981 - At 6:00 p.m. NATO jets were scrambled from the Hortiati NATO Air Base in Macedonia, Greece in pursuit of UFOs tracked on military radar. UFOs played hide-and-seek with them, disappearing and then reappearing 45 minutes later. UFOs were also seen and reported in the villages of Kalokorio, Mihaniona, and Laina, as well as the cities of Gianitsa and Edessa. At 6:45 p.m. objects shaped like flaming parachutes, emitting powerful lights, hung in the sky over the city of Edessa, Greece for 30 minutes. Most city residents saw them, including some with binoculars. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, International UFO Reporter, January 1982, p. 11).

1987 - In Ringsted, Denmark an observer spotted a short child-like figure in a field at 8:20 p.m. Upon closer investigation he also saw a three meter in diameter glowing ball float up and then spin into the sky at high speed. The witness felt the short figure may have entered the ball shaped craft. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14570, citing SUFOI News, issue 11; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1987, case # 2500, citing Jan Aldrich, Project 1947).

1995 - Tim Edwards and his family photographed a pencil-shaped object in the western sky from Highway 17 in Hooper, Saquache County, Colorado at dusk. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 311).

1995 - At 10:00 p.m. three poor quality Polaroids of a domed ovoid object near the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama were taken by a fisherman. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17138).

2006 - The pilot of a Boeing 767 observed a fast moving light cross in front of his aircraft while flying over Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada at 10:06 p.m. The aircraft's tactical collision avoidance system was triggered by the object. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 685).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: balls of light; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; EM electrical system effects; flying humanoids; multicolor UFOs; nautical UFOs (UFO entering or exiting bodies of water); ovoid UFOs; UFOs emerging from a solitary cloud; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson