On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 13

On this date in 1833 a series of incidents involving a luminous aerial object and the fall of mysterious jelly-like substances were reported in New York, New Jersey and Ohio. At dawn in West Point, New York, a woman milking her cow saw a luminous object descend "with a sposh" sound. She discovered a flattened, jelly-like transparent mass. By 10:00 in the morning it had sublimed and disappeared. The same kind of jelly-like substance was found on the ground in Newark and Rahway, New Jersey. In Poland, Ohio a luminous object in the northeastern sky, at dawn, hovered for nearly an hour. It was described as very brilliant, and was shaped like a "pruning hook." Earlier, at a short time after 2:00 a.m., a luminous object was also seen in the sky at Niagara Falls, New York. It was shaped like a square table, remained stationary in the sky, and emitted rays of light. (Source: Gordon Lore, Jr. and Harold H.Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, pp. 60-61).

In 1939 a building foreman drove past a deserted farm in the early morning in Brockworth, England and heard a high-pitched humming sound. He looked and saw a gray, bell-shaped object hovering over a nearby field. It had dark windows on its side, and a curtain of green light underneath, which retracted upwards as if solid. (Source: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO reports in the Early 20th Century, p. 17).

At both Opheim Army Base and Glasgow AFB in Montana in 1952, an unidentified flying object was picked up on radar between 2:20 and 2:43 a.m. There was visual confirmation of the UFO by military personnel near Opheim. According to Earl Oksendahl, a qualified and reliable weather bureau witness, at 2.43 a.m. five glowing objects in formation made a 90 degree turn overhead, and then flew to the southwest. The two outside objects seemed to bank. They were oval shaped, 30-50 feet in diameter, had no trail, no exhausts, and made no noise. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2220; UNICAT, case # 752; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: November-December, p. 22; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 76).

1953 - At 7:00 p.m. 2 RAF pilots in Southend, Essex, England saw an orb and a disc in the sky. They noticed that orb the was actually also disc shaped when it banked sideways. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 62).

1954 - At 3:30 a.m. near the local airport in Berck, Pas-de-Calais, France, Mr. Davril saw a craft shaped like a round hut 300 meters away. It took off without making any noise. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 336).

1954 - At the intersection of Routes N28 and N319 in Buchy, Seine-Maritime, France Mr. R. L. of Rouen saw a luminous craft take off while he feIt pricklings and was paralyzed. The engine of his car slowed down but did not stall. (Sources: Paris-Normandie, November 15, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 337).

1954, Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil - At 3:30 a.m. Mr. Cheminot, a Brazilian railway employee, saw three short beings in tight fitting, luminous coveralls examining the railroad tracks with a lantern. When they saw him, they entered a lens-shaped craft, which rose rapidly into the sky. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, pp. 109-110; Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 33; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-129 [A0343]; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 338).

In 1957 a UFO exploded over the State Hospital in Crownsville, Maryland at 9:10 in the morning. Fragments were recovered and sent to the US Air Force for analysis. On this same date a UFO was seen high in the sky east of Port Broughton, South Australia. It drifted slowly toward the northwest. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1958, p. 5; Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 160).

In the year 1960 in La Londe, France a domed disc-shaped UFO was spotted sitting on railroad tracks at 2:45 a.m. It made no sound, and shafts of orange light periodically shot out from the object. It rose vertically, folded its landing gear, and shot off straight up. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 512).

1965 - Two odd looking craft were seen floating or hovering near the surface of the ocean at the southern tip of New Zealand. Two fisherman, Mr. R. D. Hanning, age 41, skipper of the fishing vessel Eleoneai, and Mr. W. J. Johnson made the sighting. They had set out from Bluff, the port of Invercargill, New Zealand, to tend pots in the area of Stewart Island, the southernmost part of New Zealand. At 11:30 a.m. they were about half a mile off Rugged Islands when they saw a strange craft come out of the water. Its tapered structure rose about 15 feet above the water and measured 5 feet high at the top and 12 feet at the water line. Then, about 30 feet away, a second box-shaped object, about 10 feet long and 5 feet high, was seen. There was no sign of any periscope or railing and nothing but the 'tower' and 'box' were visible. The water was smooth and the objects were in clear view 300 yards away. After 10 seconds there was suddenly a great surging of water and both object vanished beneath the surface. Both men were rather startled at this display and in fact were somewhat frightened by it. They hung around for a few minutes, decided not to wait any longer, and steamed off. The water at the spot where they had made the sighting was about 30 fathoms deep to a sandy bottom. (Sources: Otago Daily Times, November 18, 1965; Henk J. Hinfelaar, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1966, p. 29; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 56; Carl Feindt, www.waterufo.net/item.php?id=330).

1965 - In the late evening in Mogi-Guacu, Sao Paulo State, Brazil Sr. Dario Filho, his wife, his grandson, and a bank director saw an object land 100 meters away, flashing a beam of light towards the sky. Two policemen on the scene also observed the incident. Near the object were two dwarves. One of them wore coveralls, while the other had on a gray shirt and brown trousers. By what seemed an optical effect, a third being with a flat, squarish head, wearing something like a surgeon's apron, was also seen near them. The object and the creatures were very brightly lit. The incident lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1966, p. 8; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 244, citing Olavo T. Fontes; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 716).

1967 - A man and woman were driving down a road in Winterfold Forest in Cranleigh, England at half an hour past midnight when they encountered a heavy fog and were required to stop. A face suddenly appeared in the car window, and an arm reached up to the roof of their car. As they hurriedly drove off they could see the face and arm attached to a dark, conical body, but they saw no legs. They also reported the odor of burnt food at the time of their encounter with the entity. (Source: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, January 1968, p. 15). Later that evening an EM effects UFO close encounter was reported in Arnheim, The Netherlands. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, January 1968, p. 33).

1971 - At 2:00 a.m. a lemon-colored sphere was seen by a railway signalman 50 feet above the ground in Saxilby, Lincolnshire, England. A second identical object appeared, and the two hovered together, making no sound. The lights were estimated to be half a mile away. They vanished like a light switch being turned off. (Source: Mrs. K Smith, BUFORA Journal, August 1971, p. 23).

1971 - In the desert of Lucerne Valley, California three men were out on a hunting trip. At 5:15 p.m. they saw a large, yellowish-white light land in the distance, and a smaller light approach their campsite. In the ensuing minutes they heard twigs snap, and were startled by a loud unintelligible cry. They left their campsite in haste. Returning to the site during the daytime with UFO investigator Anne Druffel, they found three 12"-14" circular imprints arranged in a triangle 12 feet apart. (Sources: Ann Druffel, NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1972, p. 2; Data-Net Report, February 1972, p. 15).

1972 - Four witnesses had a close encounter of the second kind with a noisy UFO three miles southeast of Anderson, Shasta County, California. The incident occurred at 6:10 p.m., lasted ten minutes, scared animals, and left physical traces. (Sources: Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight, November 15, 1972; William M. Murphy, FSR Case Histories,  February 1973, p. 1).

In an apparent abduction attempt, in 1973 a UFO hovered over a car and "tall, thin, green occupants" tried to stop it on highway 1470 two miles east of Poteet, Texas. Paint peeled from the car due to something dripping from the UFO. Other reports of nocturnal lights seen flying in the sky that evening came from California, Yugoslavia, and Spain. (Source: Austin Evening Statesman, November 14, 1973; David Webb, 1973: Year of the Humanoids, p. 20).

In 1974, close encounters occurred in Norwalk, Connecticut, Antigo, Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois. A cattle mutilation case occurred south of Olney, Texas on the same day as a humanoid report from Antigo, Wisconsin. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bilbliography of Anomalies, p. 359).

On this night in 1975 a number of multi-colored nocturnal lights were reported in the midwestern and southern United States. Sparkling white, red, and yellow lights flew in formation erratically in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Red, green, and white lights were sighted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, moving up-and-down and diagonally. In Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin bright white lights that dimmed, disappeared, and then re-appeared were sighted. In Mobile, Alabama a UFO, changing colors, moved across the horizon. A round silver object was seen moving slowly in the northwest sky in Orlando, Florida. It suddenly disappeared. (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, February 1976, p. 13.)

1976 - In Chandlers Ford, England, a couple saw a silver-suited man near a supermarket, seven miles away from another CE-3 report. (Source: Leslie Harris, FSR, February 1977, p. 6).

1977 - At eleven o'clock at night in Fox-Amphoux, Var department, France a young couple in their twenties, driving on highway D 561, observed a disc-shaped light in the sky over the hills between Fox-Amphoux and Aups. After driving several kilometers the couple again saw it, now larger and blinking, at the crossroads of Logis d'Amphoux; it seemed to be above the nearby town of Fox. They pulled their car to the side of the road and watched it for 15 minutes. Next they saw, about 200 meters behind them along the road, a small point of light near the ground, as though someone were carrying a flashlight. They turned around and drove back toward the light and observed, about 30 to 50 meters away, an unstable, two-dimensional image of a human-like entity of a phosphorescent white color, with no visible arms or legs and no features on its head. It was about five-foot eight inches tall, "advancing and retreating," and fading in and out. They compared the form to a TV image. The couple associated the lights seen earlier with the figure, became frightened, and drove off. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1980; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1977-56, citing Alain Prigent).

1977 - At 11:35 p.m. two Air Force security police officers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota were checking out a report of trespassers at a restricted nuclear weapons storage site, when they noticed a bright light hovering above a nearby hill. One of the men remained in the patrol vehicle as the second investigated the source of the light. As the officer approached the area he observed a human like figure wearing a shiny green metallic uniform and a helmet with visor. The witness ordered the figure to stop, but it continued walking towards the source of the light. As the officer pointed his M-16 at the figure the being suddenly turned around and pointed an object at the officer. This was followed by a bright flash of light from the object, and then the M-16 carbine exploded causing burns to the hands of the officer. As the injured officer hid, the other officer arrived and he observed two similarly clad figures; he challenged both but they refused to stop, so he then fired his weapon, striking both. They were seen to fall, but 15 seconds later both stood up and fired several flashes of light at the officer, who was able to take cover and was unhurt. He then followed the two intruders and saw them enter a landed disc-shaped craft. The object then emitted a brilliant flash of green light, and disappeared into the sky. Later investigation revealed that several components to one of the nuclear warheads were missing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1977 Humanoid Contact database, case # 1208, citing Enigma, issue # 43, also Leonard Stringfield).

On this evening in Silverton, England, in 1978,a large pulsating light buzzed four men in a car, forcing the driver to stop the car. In Espanola, New Mexico, a mutilated cow was discovered. The rectum and udder had been removed with surgical incisions. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1979, p. 11; Richard Hall, Zetetic Scholar, Volume 50, p. 48).

1980 - A hamburger-shaped disc hovered for three minutes in the late afternoon over Poole Harbour, Dorset, England, making a humming sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13584, citing FSR).

Another radar-visual encounter occurred in Greece in 1981. UFOs returned for the second night to the Hortiati NATO Air Base, were picked up on radar, and witnessed by police in Thessaloniki. NATO jets were scrambled to intercept the unknowns, again without success. (Source: Iinternational UFO Reporter, January 1982, p. 12).

1982 - A farmer walking a mule at 9:30 p.m. in Arrolobos, Spain saw a dark figure walk toward him. The witness yelled, asking who he was. The figure replied in a low guttural voice "Don't you know me?" It then ran down a bank and disappeared. It was described as tall, muscular, and wearing a black outfit. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, citing J. J. Benitez).

In 1989 Hungarian Air Force training flights were paced by orange UFOs near Kecskemet, Hungary. The UFOs were not picked up on radar. (Source: FSR, December 1990.)

In 1991, at about 5:30 p.m., a couple driving a car in Douglas, Georgia saw a silver, triangular-shaped UFO with rounded corners. It emitted an arc of white light. A second identical triangle then appeared, and the two UFOs circled a nearby lake. The UFOs moved erratically, sometimes at a slow speed, sometimes very fast. (Sources: MUFON Investigation Files Database, case 930404J; Jerold R. Johnson,  MUFON UFO Journal, November 1993, p. 17; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 107)

A farmer in Forest Grove, Oregon a half an hour past midnight on this day in 1993 was putting goats and chickens away in a barn, when he heard noises from the bushes. He found one of his goats dead with puncture wounds and with internal organs missing. He then saw a short, hairy biped run into the woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case #2661).

1998 - In Maybrook, New York an 11-year-old boy awoke at 1:30 a.m. and saw three bizarre figures in the shape of bowling pins standing in the hallway about five feet from his bedroom doorway. They stood there staring at the witness. The figures glowed a white color, but did not illuminate anything around them. No eyes or mouths could be seen. The witness apparently encountered similar looking creatures the year before. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - At 7:10 p.m. north of the city of Helsinki, Finland two people heard and saw something resembling a bolt of lighting come from the sky. Strange vibrations lasting five minutes followed, and then all became quiet. After another two minutes the witnesses heard a very loud noise with no apparent cause, and this sound diminished before ceasing entirely. Then from their first floor balcony the witnesses saw three strange beings enter their backyard. The beings moved around the yard in every direction. One of them carried a purple blinking light and another of the beings climbed up one of their trees. The witness then made some noise and the humanoid in the tree came down and then they all left. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Chucara Quebec).

1999 - Andre Marquetti and Jair Picerni were jogging in the local park in Cachoeira de Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on a very sunny afternoon at around 2 p.m. As they ran near a clearing they spotted a “classic” disc-shaped object with a transparent dome on top on the ground. Stunned, they stood still and watched it for awhile, and when they attempted to run away they found they could not move. They then noticed a figure exit the craft, who completely ignored them and walked around the object. Five minutes later the humanoid being re-entered the object, which then rose up slowly and disappeared from sight. Soon afterwards the two men were able to move again. Both suffered from headaches and nausea for a week after the incident. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2000 - A black triangle was spotted over a highway in the dark night sky in Denton, Texas at 6:30 p.m. Three ovoid-shaped flying objects, making a ringing noise, were observed for 10 minutes in Canyon, California at 12:01 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2000 webpage, reports uploaded December 2, 2000).

2001 - In Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada two children saw a white, domed disc-shaped object flying through the sky at 5:00 p.m. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 337, citing UFOBC).

2001 - Tracie and Jim Austin-Peters had a close up sighting of a massive triangle-shaped craft in Studio City, California at 6:45 p.m. The sighting was made by a couple who had started a cable access UFO/paranormal TV show. The UFO was estimated to be at only 200 feet altitude, flying very low and very slow over a major, busy, metropolitan area, and was completely silent. It had white lights underneath, and at one point stopped and hovered, then turned, and was gone in 6 seconds. (Source: Preston Dennett, UFOs over California: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Golden State, p. 212, citing the MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 428).

2002 - At 1:20 a.m. at the Burger King parking lot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, patrons noticed a big, black sphere hovering in mid air in their rearview mirror. They got out of their car and again saw it hovering. After a moment, it just vanished.(Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 18).

2002 - At 6:15 p.m. in Hacienda Heights, Turnball Canyon, California a huge round orange object with lots of red and white lights around it was sighted. It was round like an upside- down bowl, and was charcoal gray with red lights around the rim. It emitted white light beams as if it was looking for something, and was as big as a hot air balloon. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 136).

2002 - At 7:00 p.m. in San Pedro, California a set of 7-10 flashing red lights in a triangular shape were sighted moving silently and slowly to the south. Small planes were seen in the same area of the sky at the same time. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2002 webpage; George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 62).

2002 - At 7:10 p.m. a huge triangle was seen moving toward a busy intersection in Bloomington, Indiana. It was flying in a southeast direction, and had two red lights, one on each tip of the trailing edge. There was an amber light in the center of craft that was constantly changing shape. It was too fast and low for a blimp, according to the witness. Its estimated altitude was only 20 feet. (Source:George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 101).

2002 - A mother and daughter in Flint, Michigan observed a disc-shaped object hovering over their house at 10:35 p.m. It was estimated to be 50 feet in diameter and had many white and red lights. It flew to the west slowly for two minutes, just above the treeline, making a humming noise. (Source: UFO Magazine (US), February 2003, p. 22, citing Filer's Files).

2004 - At 9:55 p.m. a fast, flickering, ball of red and white lights was seen in the northern sky, by a witness traveling on Interstate 57 near Peotone, Illinois. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2004 webpage).

2007 - At 6:50 p.m. and again at 7:10 p.m. there were two reports of a huge low flying triangular craft that was seen in San Diego, California. It was reported to be larger than a stealth bomber. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2007 webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: bedroom visitations; dome-shaped UFOs and domed discs; dwarf humanoids; cattle/goat mutilations; failed abduction attempts; fall of gelatinous or liquid substances; humming sound; maneuvering nocturnal multi-colored objects; multi-year reports from Brazil, England and southern California; nuclear weapons storage site visited by UFOs; odd-looking bowling pin-shaped creatures; physiological effects:headaches, nausea, prickling and paralysis; radar-visual reports; solid coherent light beam; triangular UFOs; vehicle ignition interference effects; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson