Encounters with Aliens on this Day
In 1953, at 9:15 p.m. a large glowing, green, disc-shaped object flew over Chalons-sur-Marne, Marne department, France toward the east, throwing sparks from its rear end. There were independent witnesses to the event. (Source: Aime Michel, The Truth About Flying Saucers, pp. 169-170).
1953 - two disc-shaped objects bank and fly over New Orleans, Louisiana at 6:10 p.m.On the same date, a photographer using infrared film with a red filter obtained a photo of a disembodied globe of light (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History: 1953, p. 47.) Source: Leonard Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, May 1954).
1954 - At 3:30 a.m. a Brazilian railway employee reported that he saw three beings in tight-fitting luminous clothing examining the ballast on the ground around the tracks in Curitiba, Brazil by the light of a lantern. When the strange creatures saw him, they entered an oval-shaped craft which rose rapidly into the sky. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-129, citing Jim & Coral Lorenzen).
1954 - At six o'clock in the morning in St. Maudan, France a 12-year-old girl
saw a luminous boat-shaped craft land in a nearby field. Three hairy humanoids
emerged from the object and began to gather apples from a nearby orchard. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 325).
1954 - On this date a well-known UFO vehicle ignition interference case occurred in Forli, Italy. Two tractors, one diesel powered and the other powered by a gasoline internal-combustion engine, were driving down a farm road in the evening when a red beam of light from a dark flying object overhead swept the field, hitting both vehicles. The tractor with the gas-powered engine stalled but the diesel tractor did not. The beam of light was seen for over an hour by a large number of witnesses throughout the countryside. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight-Line Mystery, p. 211; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 341).
1954 - On the same day in Isola, near La Spezia, Liguria, Italy at 7:45 p.m. a bright cigar-shaped object landed in farmer Lorenzini's field. Three dwarf humanoids wearing metallic "diving suits" emerged from the craft, speaking among themselves in an unintelligible language. When Sr. Lorenzini became convinced that the humanoids were intent on stealing some of his rabbits, he attempted to shoot at them with his shotgun, but the gun suddenly felt heavy, failed to fire, and he became unable to move or speak; he suddenly felt so weak that he dropped the gun. The dwarfs took the rabbits, and the paralysis wore off when the UFO took off. (Sources: Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 236; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 339; Project Blue Book).
1954 - On or about this date in Wasmes, Belgium Marcel Pipers, a gardener, saw a craft at night resting near the roadside giving off a very bright light. His clothes were partially burned when he got too close to it. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 340)
1954 - At about the same time but in the Eastern U.S. time zone, around 2:00 p.m., in Frederick, Maryland, another electro-magnetic interference effect case occurred. A large rotating silver disc-shaped object passed over the car of a civilian witness, causing static on the car radio. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: November-December, p. 22).
1954 - On this night on or about this date Marcel Pipers, a gardener, saw a disc-shaped craft resting near the road in Wasmes, Belgium that gave off a very bright light. His clothing was partially burned when he went close to it. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 104, Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 340, citing Quincy).
1955 - At 17:30 p.m. a van driving through Galloway Forest in Scotland was circled for five minutes by a double, saucer-shaped object with rotating lights around the rim. The van's engine failed. There was a high-pitched buzzing, then a clicking noise that became louder. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR, July 1973, p. 24; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1955: September 15-December, p. 92).
In 1955, Dr. Leslie Ward of Redlands, California, was flying with a passenger in a Piper Tripacer private aircraft over the San Bernardino Mountains near Desert Hot Springs, California from Phoenix, Arizona. He saw what he first thought was an airliner and blinked his lights twice as a recognition signal. The fiery globe flipped its lights out twice in answer. (Sources: Morris Jessup, The UFO Annual, p. 349; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 203; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 26).
1956 - At 9:10 p.m. Hull and Macintosh, pilot and co-pilot of Capital Airlines flight 77 flying 60 miles north-northeast of Mobile, Alabama near Jackson, sighted an intense blue-white light that abruptly halted in front of their airliner; it hovered motionless, then made undulating 90 degree turns. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1957, p. 21; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, p. 1, 4; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 86; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 28; UNICAT, case # 448; Robert D. Boyd, p. 66).
1957 - Two years later, at Tamaroa, in southern Illinois, there was another occurrence of an electro-magnetic interference case. Mrs. John Riead, wife of Tamaroa's justice of the peace, said she heard "a sputtering noise" and observed a bright, moon-shaped object appear over the trees bordering US Highway 1, which had "a sort of a tail or ray extending down from it as it moved along." The UFO was accompanied by five or six loud booms and three brilliant flashes. Then the lights in her home went out. Electric power in a four-mile wide area was interrupted for about ten minutes. Service was restored when workmen closed an open circuit breaker, although investigation could find no apparent cause. In Oporto, Portugal at 7:30 p.m., several witnesses watched a big UFO send down a beam of light. (Sources: Alex Mebane, in Aime Michel's Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 269; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, investigation files).
1958 - At 2:30 a.m. farm animals panicked on a farm in Pulaski, Brown County, Wisconsin when a 60-meter long, top-shaped saucer hovered over the barnyard. A blue beam swept the ground. The object then ascended into the clouds silently. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: November-December, p. 9).
In 1964, at the Adhara Observatory in San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, astronomers watched a nocturnal light move to the east, then back to the west to follow the Echo-II satellite. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, September 1966, p. 31).
1964, Menominee Falls, Wisconsin - At 9:40 p.m. Dr. G.R. Wagner, M.D. and two girls sighted three dim, reddish lights that flew through a 160 degree arc in the sky in 5-6 seconds. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52; Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 75).
1966 - At 10:30 p.m. Mr. Newell Partridge was sitting at home in Salem, West Virginia when suddenly the TV blacked out. A fine herringbone pattern appeared on the tube, and simultaneously the TV began making a loud whining noise, winding up to a high pitch as if on a musical scale. He said it sounded like a generator winding up. Outside on his front porch his dog Bandit began wailing. Partridge picked up a flashlight and went outside to investigate. The dog was sitting on the end of the porch, howling down toward the hay barn in the bottom. Partridge shined his light in that direction and it picked up two red circles, or eyes, which looked like bicycle reflectors. There was something about the eyes that was difficult to explain. The eyes were huge and plainly visible at a distance of 150 yards. As soon as the flashlight picked out the "eyes" Bandit snarled and ran toward them. A "cold chill" swept over the man and he felt a wave of fear, which kept him from following the dog. That night he slept with a loaded gun beside his bed. The next day he went looking for his dog with some neighbors. They found tracks. At the approximate position of the "eyes" he found a large number of dog tracks. The tracks were going in a circle, as if the dog had been chasing his tail. Then the tracks vanished, the dog was never seen again. (Sources: John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 166; John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, p. 56).
In 1967, at 6:00 a.m., a luminous dome hovered low above the ground, then shot away quickly in the city of Liepaya, Latvia. The light from the UFO was so brilliant that it was painful to look at. (Source: Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript, p. 110).
1967 - Orlando Gonzales and two other people in Barinas, Venezuela saw an oval-shaped object, 1.5 meters high, resting in the middle of a highway, 80 meters away from them. It took off by shooting straight up. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 897).
1968 - Three miles outside Zafra, Spain a man, Sr. Manuel Trejo, was driving
his car on the highway at 11:45 p.m. when he saw a motionless human-shaped being,
over six feet tall, only 30 meters away. Manuel Trejo was returning home in his car when suddenly the engine of the car
began to falter. It began loosing speed and the headlights began to dim. Seconds
later an invisible “shock wave” struck his Citroen, making the vehicle sway from
side to side. There weren't any other cars on the road, and there appear to be fog
on both sides of the road. He decided to continue driving and
after rounding a curve he
observed the strange figure which he thought at first was a member of the “Civil Guard”. However,
as he approached the figure and the headlights illuminated it clearly, he
realized that it was not a member of the Guard. He drove slowly by the figure and was able to
describe it as man-like, about 1.70m-1.80m in height. Its legs remained together
and its arms were hanging straight down at its sides. The figure was wearing a
tight-fitting diver’s outfit, completely covered in tiny red, green, and blue
lights, “like a Christmas tree”. As the witness came upon the figure the
intensity of the lights seemed to increase. Its arms were longer than normal,
it wore a glowing green suit, and its face was hidden by a helmet with a
black visor. The car engine died and the driver's watch stopped.He could not see any facial details,
but noticed that it had dark hair, somewhat longer than normal. It wore black
gloves and boots, and remained completely still as he drove by. A couple
of days earlier a motorist driving down the same road had seen a metallic domed
disc hovering above the road near the same spot. (Sources: Vicente-Juan
Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-1 UFO Events in Spain and
p. 21, case 92; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle
Interference, p. 43; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT:
Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-80 (A1004),
citing Rafael Llamas & Vicente Ballester Olmos).
1971 - Another close encounter with a farm tractor occurred in La Chapelle, France at 1:30 in the early morning. A flying disc made a sharp 90 degree turn to follow the tractor. It shot down beams of light, then made a 180 degree turn and flew off to the NE. A brighly lit object stopped in mid-flight in Biloxi, Mississippi near a military base at 5:30 p.m. local time. The UFO hovered about 200 feet above the ocean and about 700 yards away from the two military witnesses. The base Ops received more than 50 phone calls about the UFO. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR, May 1972, p. 4; Ed Walters, UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof, p. 115).
In 1973 in a rural part of Greensboro, North Carolina, 9 people watched a blue ovoid UFO that made the trees rustle at 6:30 p.m.. They watched it for several minutes and noted that their dogs were upset by its presence. Later that evening, at 8:30 p.m., they saw it again and it was spitting out turquoise, amber, and white colors from a band around its middle. The case is listed as having EM interference effects. A UFO abduction is reported to have occurred in Kirkwood, Missouri to Robert Baez, although no details are available. (Sources: Arlan Andrews, Skylook, February 1974, p. 7; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, citing Steve Erdmann, Beyond Reality, January 1976, p. 25.)
In 1976, Ms. Joyce Bowles, 42, and Mr. Edwin (Ted) Pratt, 58, were driving near Winchester, England to pick up the woman's son and girlfriend from a farm at 8:50 p.m. when they noticed an orange glow in the sky. They turned down a narrow lane and immediately their car began to "shudder and shake as though it were coming to pieces." The car was pulled diagonally off the road. When the car came to rest they saw a glowing, orange, 15-foot-long ovoid or cigar-shaped object about 5 yards in front of their car, hovering 12-18 inches from the ground. They were both badly frightened and the lights and engine failed, so the driver turned off the engine.
The UFO appeared to have jets beneath it from which a vapor was issuing. In the top left portion of the craft was a window, through which they could see the heads of three men. A six foot tall man with a slim build, wearing a silvery suit, emerged by passing through the side of the object. He had long blonde hair, a dark beard, and his skin was pale. Just as he approached the woman noticed a "whistling noise." Reaching the car, the man bent over, placed one hand on the roof, and looked inside. His eyes were pink "like an albino rabbit," and were so penetrating that when the woman looked away she could still see spots of light as an after-effect. She also felt that the man transmitted some kind of influence that caused them to remain calm. The tall being stood by the side of their car for two minutes, then moved away to the rear of the vehicle. He did not reappear, and when they again looked forward the UFO had disappeared. (Sources: Leslie Harris, FSR, February 1977 (Vol. 22, No. 5), p. 3.; UNICAT, case # 90; John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 72).
1977 - While driving through the desert near Aztec, Arizona in Yuma County at 12:20 a.m. a woman and her daughter reported that they experienced a two-hour lapse of time during a UFO close encounter. (Source: CUFOS files, letter dated December 28, 1977; 1228; Ted Bloecher, 1978 MUFON UFO Conference Proceedings, p. 14; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1770).
In 1978 a 51-year-old farmer in San Donato di Tagliacozzo, Italy saw a dark, beige, three meter wide disc on the ground. Humanoids were seen inside the craft. (Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT database; Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1981, p. 34; UNICAT, case # 118)
1980 - At 6:30 p.m. two students saw a flat cylindrical UFO hovering over an athletic field in Heidelberg, Germany. The object had powerful headlights with a pinkish glow, and smaller red and yellow lights. It approached the witnesses and stayed over them for 10 minutes. (Source: Illobrand von Ludiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 42.)
In 1990 there were two reports of cylinder-shaped UFOs from this day. A police report was filed that at 5:20 p.m. a brilliant, one meter long cylinder flew east to west over a microwave transmission center in Behshahr, Iran. It flew silently and slowly, at a low altitude. About three hours later that evening, at 6:30 p.m. local time, a reddish orange blimp was sighted in Montpellier, France flying at an estimated one kilometer altitude. The object turned to a yellow color when it accelerated, leaving to the east. (Sources: FSR, July 1991;Lumieres dans la Nuit, volume 307).
1993 - At 8 p.m. a box-shaped object with rectangular windows flew rapidly to the south over Arbouans, Doubs, France. It had spots of light on the exterior. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16233, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 322).
1995 - A swarm of at least 24 randomly blinking lights flew over Highway 17 in Saguache County, Colorado at 6:30 p.m. They flew to the southwest in the western sky, at an altitude estimated to be less than 1000 feet. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 311).
1997 - At a basketball game in Palo, Michigan at 5:34 p.m. several people saw a triangular object ascend, hover, then fly off at low altitude while first passing overhead. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 1997 webpage).
1997 - At 7:55 p.m. a saucer-shaped object was seen over the San Francisco Bay Area from Oakland, California. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 1997 webpage).
1997 - In Oroville, Washington in rural Okanogan County a huge triangular object flew overhead at 7:30 p.m. at extremely low altitude. It had an amber light at the tip and three red lights down each side. It was completely silent. At 9:00 p.m. on the north end of Camano Island in Skagit County, Washington a double line of bright, amber 'hot' colored lights flew from the west to the east. The most amazing feature was the dark gray colored object that flew by in the wake of these lights. Formations of lights were reported in Olympia, Snohomish, Winthrop, Renton and Snoqualmie that evening from 9:10 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Some reports suggested that a significant magnetic anomaly occurred. At 9:15 p.m. a large, well-lit flying triangular object was also sighted flying at very low altitude in Burnaby, British Columbia. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 1997 webpage).
1998 - A dark disc-shaped object flew over a road in rural Mattawa, Washington at 7:30 p.m. It was unlit except by the reflection of lights from the cars below.
1998 - Mrs. Junne Walkley saw a silvery V-shaped object while driving on Smith Reservoir Road 106 in Alamosa County, Colorado at 9:15 p.m. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Christopher O'Brien case files, case # 584).
1999 - A woman driver traveling eastbound on Interstate 64 near Lewisburg, West Virginia saw a fast moving V-shaped object with steady red lights, and making no sound. It went over a mountain before her passengers could see it, too. (Source: George Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 2000, p. 17).
2001 - A noon a round metallic circular object was seen over Los Angeles, California which disappeared after several seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2001 webpage, report uploaded January 20, 2001).
2001 - A yellow ball of light, making noise, altered its course and flew low over the witness in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 9:30 p.m. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 339).
2002 - In Yellowknife, Yukon Territory, Canada at 12:01 a.m. a yellow rectangular object with speckles flew from Grey Mountain over the witness; it stopped, and then flew off. Duration of sighting was 10 seconds. (Sources: Hans Grasholm, UFO British Columbia, report dated April 9, 2003; Geoff Dittman, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 458, citing UFOBC).
2004 - At 10:30 p.m. a disc-shaped object, made of spinning circles of light, was seen in Terrebonne, Deschutes County, Oregon. It hovered above the witness's car in the cloud cover, and then it followed him for about 15 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2004 webpage).
2008 - A UFO was sighted over Boston, Lincolnshire, England at 5 p.m.; it was semi circular with an triangle orange light at the 'rear'.A family was having their dinner on their deck at their hillside home in Calabasas, California which overlooks the San Fernando Valley, when they saw a huge, V-shaped object at 6:30 p.m. The same object was sighted again in Los Angeles, California at about the same time, and described as an incomplete V formation of red flashing flying lights. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2008 webpage, reports uploaded January 10, 2009).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; animal reaction: farm animals panicked; balls of light (BOLs); cylindrical UFOs; dark creature with glowing red eyes; EM vehicle interference effects; farm tractors; humanoid reports without abductions; humanoids with long arms; landings; levitation: car pulled across road; missing time; multi-year reports from Colorado, France, Italy, West Virginia; ovoid UFOs; tall Nordic Ufonaut with glowing albino eyes; triangular UFOs; vertical ascent; watch stopped; whining sound.