Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1949 - An F-80 fighter pilot flying over Akita, Japan saw a rectangular-shaped UFO flying at 500 mph. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, November 1949 report).
In 1950, Canadian government engineer Wilbert B. Smith met with US scientist Robert J. Sarbacher, and was told that it is the secret opinion of the US military that "flying saucers exist." (Source: John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 210).
1952 - Shortly after 9:00 p.m. a UFO flew in a zigzag pattern over Fort Benning, Georgia. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, November 1952 report).
1952 - At a place called "La Butte" on Belle-Ile, France a luminous sphere was seen at a low altitude. It seemed to be spinning and its color changed from orange to white. It oscillated to the left and right, then took off toward the southwest, according to Mr. Gauci the witness. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 201-202).
1954 - At noon in Teignmouth, Devon, England 20 golden spheres raced across the sky in formation, causing a huge wave of radar blips. They flew off to the south out to sea. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4182, citing FSR).
1954 - On this night a round-shaped UFO buzzed an airliner flying over the Paraiba River near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There were more than 16 witnesses onboard, and the passengers panicked. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 26; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers - Top Secret, p. 224; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1989, p. 23).
On this night in 1956, six Civil Air Patrol members and a service station attendant who was fixing their car's flat tire watched a rectangular-shaped object fly in the southeast sky near Carlstadt, New Jersey. It glowed orange. (Source: Morris K. Jessup, The UFO Annual, p. 337).
On this night in 1961 six to eight crescent-shaped objects were seen entering an isolated cloud over Adelaide Hills, South Australia around 6:15 p.m. They did not re-emerge. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 171).
1961 - That same evening at 7:30 p.m. EST in Oldtown, Florida two witnesses, C. Locklear and Helen Hatch, watched a round, reddish-orange object ascend straight up into the night sky. It faded away after 3-4 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1966 - At 10:15 p.m. Richard West called police to report that a "batman" was sitting on the roof of the house next to his home at an undisclosed location in West Virginia. The being was six feet tall and had a wingspan of six to eight feet, with great big red eyes. It flew straight up, like a helicopter. (Sources: John A. Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, p. 167; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-61, citing John Keel).
1967 - An Aer Lingus airliner, flying at 10,000 feet to Dublin, Ireland above Falkirk, Scotland, saw a brightly illuminated white object with a contrail. There was no radar contact of the UFO by Scottish Air Traffic Control. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 24).
1968 - A woman was on a bus that stopped for a while in Macedo, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
At 9:30 p.m. she saw at the bus station there, about 40 yards
away, a domed metallic UFO the size of a small car, which was hovering
only a few feet above the ground. Around the rim of the craft were a
row of changing lights that gave the impression of it rotating, and
beneath it a patch of violet light was cast onto the ground. A door in
the object was open, with three steps below it, and standing in front
of the UFO were three six-foot tall figures of human appearance,
wearing skin-tight, shiny black coveralls and shiny black boots. The
suits were one-piece, with hoods covering the heads, so that only the
face was left exposed. One of the men was carrying a cylinder 2 feet
long and 3 inches thick, with a thinner tube of aluminum like material
coiled around it in a spiral. Facing the beings was a crowd of about 20
people, including three police officers, who had their guns drawn, and
two police cars were parked nearby. After a short while a beam of
silver light shot forth from the cylinder and the people closest to the
beings were paralyzed, while the others felt dazed as if in a faint.
The UFOnauts calmly walked back to their craft, which they then
boarded, and the craft took off and rapidly climbed out of sight.
The duration of the entire incident was about 15 minutes.
(Sources: Nigel Rimes, FSR, March 1969, p. 6; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-82, citing Walter Buhler).
1969 – On this night a security guard at a local power station in Urubupunga, Brazil reported encountering two tall robot-like humanoids that communicated in a shrill-like electronic voice. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing GEPUC Brazil).
1970 - A domed disc-shaped object was sighted spinning over Matlock, England at 8 p.m. It had red lights on the bottom and two white lights. It went behind a cloud. At 9:00 p.m. in Bull Bridge, England a police headquarters office worker and her boyfriend, Burnham and Pidcock, saw a round domed disc with a white light one-hour after three teenagers also saw it. It flew off in the direction of Ambergate. At 11:32 p.m. a red glowing bowl-shaped disc flew from south to north, then to the south, then back to the north again over Hackney, England. (Sources: Matlock Mercury, November 28, 1970; FSR Case Histories, February 1971, p. 1).
Matlock, England UFO - 1970
1974 - At 5:30 p.m. 14-year-old Lance Edwards was walking home at dusk in Plattonville, Louisiana when he saw two bright luminous objects flying low over some nearby houses. He pursued them, running down a farm road, and came upon one of the objects resting on the ground at the edge of a woods. Its brightness dazzled him so that he had to cover his eyes. Having the feeling that someone was watching him, he turned and saw a strange figure just behind him. He his astonishment he turned run, but ran straight into the figure and was knocked to the ground. He picked himself up and took off running again, thoroughly frightened. The figure was small, reaching only to Lance's chest, but was stocky. It had no neck and had a "pushed in" nose similar to a Pekinese. The color of its skin was "bluish" like "a bruise." The teen reported the encounter immediately to his father, who took him to the sheriff's office where a complete report was made. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-55, citing Sheriff Frank Theriot).
1975 - On this night a shining round object with a blinking light moved quickly from north to south in the eastern sky from Forest Grove, Oregon. At 3:00 a.m. the fifth UFO abduction occurred to a UFO abductee in Garden Grove, California. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 67; (2) FSR, October 1976, p.19; Alvin H. Larson, Proccedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 141-142).
1978 - Lufthansa and TWA airliner crews flying over Newfoundland both reported sighting a domed disc that was emitting moving beams of light. It had landing gear and antennae. At 5:30 a.m. a UFO hovered over a water tower for 30 minutes at the Al Sabriyah Oil Field in Kuwait. At 6:00 p.m. a Puma helicopter pilot and several other witnesses on the ground in Miradj, Iran reported sighting a big yellow light and changed color to red, then vanished above the witnesses. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42; International UFO Reporter, January 1980, p. 6).
1981 - In the middle of the afternoon an eight-meter wide red disc, giving off a weak blue glow, flew at treetop level west of Naveksvarn, Sweden towards the east. Photographs were taken. (Source: AFU Sweden).
1985 - A photograph was taken of a UFO over Port Chester, New York. It showed only seven lights in a circle. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip Imbrogno and Bob Pratt, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 21).
1986 - On this evening several witnesses in Stamford, Connecticut saw a number of nocturnal lights and beams of light appear in the sky. A seventy-foot long ovoid object skimmed over treetops and buzzed a car, then vanished. Later that night in Culver City, California a huge silent manta ray shaped object flew in a southerly direction. It faded in and out of visibility. (Source: Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, cases 1197 and 1092).
1993 - At 9:30-9:45 p.m. a woman in Greensburg, Pennsylvania went outside because her dogs were barking and she saw a triangular object hovering at sixty feet altitude, making a high-pitched humming sound. It was shaped more like an arrowhead with lights, and scared the witness. An hour later in the same county, at 10:30 p.m. at Bovard Tunnel, Pennsylvania a triangle pursed a vehicle, making a humming sound. Fifteen minutes later, 4 miles east of Greensburg, Pennsylvania the same of similar triangle was seen, reportedly making a high-pitched hum. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, cases 1755 & 1756).
1995 - Two observers in a residential area of Memphis, Tennessee noted a weird "glider" in the sky with 9 lights on each wing; it retracted and folded its wings. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center).
1999 - In Criderville, south of Lima, Ohio two witnesses driving on Interstate 75 saw a plain silver sphere flying silently low in a fog. Lights followed it randomly. The sphere and the trailing lights flew to the north. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18126, citing Filer's Files; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 1999 webpage).
2002 - In Vinita, Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. a bright cigar-shaped object hovered in the sky, then sped off at very high rate of speed. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2002 webpage).
2003 - A transparent V-shaped object was sighted briefly in Barnesville, Ohio at 8:30 p.m. The object distorted the visible night sky, yet you could see through it and it was boomerang shaped, very fast, and silent. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2003 webpage).
2004 - At 12:15 a.m. a bright, white and orange triangle-shaped object was seen on Highway 1 South, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was moving at first, stopped and hovered for a minute, then vanished. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 809, citing NUFORC).
2005 - A diamond-shaped craft was seen by two witnesses between Magog and Stanstead, Quebec, Canada in the dark at 6:45 p.m. It was described as like a light shaped like a window hovering in a field, about 50 yards away. It took off fast. (Source: 2005Canadian UFO Survey, case # 108, citing NUFORC).
2006 - A long, bright, white cigar-shaped object rose from the desert in Elmo, Utah and shot off into the western sky at 7:50 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2006 webpage, report uploaded December 7, 2006).
2008 - A formation of separate lights was encountered on a back road country road in Newark, Ohio at 10:38 p.m. They were extremely luminous, "beyond anything manmade," and caused electronic and mechanical vehicle engine failure, according to the witness… (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2008 webpage, report uploaded March 19, 2009).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 21 November 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: animal reaction: dogs barking; beams of light; cigar-shaped UFOs; domed disc-shaped UFOs; humming sounds; luminous UFOs; Mothman; multi-year reports from Brazil, England and Ohio; orange UFOs; ovoid UFOs; photographs; rectangular UFOs; red UFOs; short stocky humanoids; spheres; tall robot-like UFOs; triangular or arrowhead-shaped UFOs; UFOs changing colors; vertical ascent; zigzag motion.