On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 22

1944 - At 10:00 p.m. a spherical object followed a plane from the RAF IX Squadron west-southwest of Trondheim, Norway for three minutes. It made a violent acceleration and deceleration. (Sources: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 website; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 24; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 7).

1952 - A cigar-shaped object flew rapidly to the northeast over Orleans, Loiret department, France at 8:40 a.m. It made two stops, then shot away to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 131).

1954 - At 9:45 p.m. a radio operator at the Santa Maria Air Force Base, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil saw a huge, dark disc-shaped object about 30 meters in diameter hovering at treetop height. With four other persons he watched it for several hours, sometimes glowing softly, sometimes coming down almost to the ground. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July 1957; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 51; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 342).

1957 - At 4:00 p.m. a shop owner in Gesten, Denmark saw a pyramid-shaped, luminous, transparent object fly fast across the road. It was over 250 meters away, but he could clearly see two figures who looked like human beings, sitting one behind the other aboard the craft. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 444).

1961 - Mr. and Mrs. Vagle were driving in Grafton, Wisconsin with their son at 7:00 p.m. when they saw a red light in the sky and stopped. Lights in the sky then joined together. Next, they sighted a large cigar-shaped object hovering at a sharp angle over a plowed field; it had a bright white light on each tip and the lower one was blinking. It also had square ports or windows along the side. (Source: Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 70).

1962 - Rodolfo Padin was driving with a male companion on a highway near Monte Leon, Santa Cruz State, Argentina at 2:20 a.m. Beside the road at a distance of 70 meters was a metallic oval-shaped object with a central transparent dome, the size of a car, surrounded by mist. Three small entities, short in stature but of human appearance, were seen moving around inside the craft. They wore metallic suits. The object rose very slowly, then made a slow oblique ascent. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 0550, citing El Dia, January 2, 1966; UNICAT, case # 547, citing Roberto Banchs, OVNIS y sus Ocupantes, p. 25).

1965 - A UFO engaged in falling leaf maneuvers over Wiesbaden, Germany at 10:35 p.m. for 10 minutes. (Source: UFO Nachtrichten, February 1971).

1966At ten a.m. a deer hunter named Bresee in Roaring River State Park, Missouri saw a disc-shaped object rise from a valley about 300 feet away, emitting a humming sound. Physical traces included some burn damage to a tent as well as to a treetop. Photographic evidence was submitted. (Source: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 44 (case 92)).

1966 - At 4:20 p.m. eight witnesses on the 17th floor of the office building at 750 Third Avenue in New York City, New York watched a rectangular, cushion-shaped object fly south over the United Nations and the East River. It hovered for several minutes, bobbing like a ship, and reflected sunlight with a golden glint. It shot up vertically, stopped, and sped off to the east. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January-February 1967, p. 4; UNICAT, case # 710, citing James E. McDonald, 1968 Congressional Hearings, p. 54; Dennis Stacy, Field Guide to UFOs, p. 104).

1966 - At 6:25 p.m. two U.S. Coast Guard pilots on a training flight 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire saw a white rocket appear one mile away. It disappeared, then rose vertically in front of them only 100 feet away. There was radar confirmation of the object from Pease AFB. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 342).

1968 - At 9:00 p.m. a dozen witnesses in Fleury-d'Aude, France saw a lens-shaped object surrounded with a blue glow land briefly in a field. It suddenly took off and was lost to sight at the horizon. It made a noise similar to that of a jet and emitted flashes as it descended and took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 923, citing France Soir, November 24, 1968).

1968 - At 6 p.m. off the coast of Biloxi, Mississippi a domed disc-shaped object descended, hovered briefly over a shrimp boat, shone a beam of light down on the boat, then shot straight up out of sight. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 13, 381).

1968 - Mr. C. Jones was driving down Highway 91 between Newton and Albany, Georgia at 8:10 p.m. when he encountered an orange oblong light 120-150 feet wide that hovered at 75 feet altitude. His car engine and headlights died. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1968, p. 5; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1969, p. 8; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 44; UNICAT, case # 288).

1975 - At 5:50 p.m. two men, Auman and Andrews, who were flying at 4,000 feet altitude 15 miles north of Walterboro, South Carolina saw a white ball of light above them but under the cloud ceiling at 20,000 feet. The UFO came in from coast, crossed in front of and above their plane, made a slight wobble, then a sharp turn, and finally accelerated away to the southwest. The bright white UFO was seen above the Savannah River Nuclear Plant during this encounter, that lasted for 4-5 minutes. Jacksonville ATC confirmed three reports by pilots in the area. (Sources: Arlan K. Andrews, report filed with J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies; Skylook, January 1976, p. 19; Rense.com, citing Larry Fawcett & Barry Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 39).

1976 - At 11:30 p.m. a man named Czornoh driving near Rockford, Michigan briefly encountered an oblong, greenish object 60 feet long that descended toward the ground. It was surrounded by haze, with a reddish colored backside, and moved behind some trees, causing radio interference. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 69).

1977 - Between 1:00 a.m. and 5:18 a.m. there were repeated sightings of reddish yellow lights flying over Belem, Para State, Brazil at low altitudes. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, pp. 33-34).

1977 - Newspaper reporters and police sighted a UFO in La Aurora, Uruguay at 11:00 p.m. The UFO came from the southeast, passed low over a house in a zigzag motion, and disappeared into the northwestern sky. (Source: Bob Van Der Velde, APRO Bulletin, May 1982, p. 4).

1978 - A car was buzzed by a UFO in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia on this night, causing the car's speedometer needle to spin wildly and then break. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, October 1982).

1978 - In Cascas, Peru a multi-colored UFO appeared at a party honoring the Virgin of the Rosary. It gave off red, violet and white lights for 15 minutes. After the initial surprise, the partygoers enthusiastically applauded the UFO during the show. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 13, citing Cronica, November 24, 1978).

1978 - Elsie Oakensen was driving in Weedon, Northamptonshire, England at 5:30 p.m. when a gray egg-timer shaped object with green and red lights began pacing her car. She saw spots of pure white light on the road coming from the UFO.  After half a mile the car engine and headlights failed. The daylight darkened and she next experienced 15 minutes of missing time; her next conscious memory was of her driving the car in 3rd gear but she had no memory restarting it. Four women saw the same object two hours later. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 74).

1985 - In the predawn hours of the morning a witness saw a silent delta-shaped object that hovered over homes in DeForest, Wisconsin. (Sources: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case 1059; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 368).

1985 - At 8:30 p.m. police phone lines in Manhasset, New York were swamped with calls reporting a silent, delta-shaped UFO with blinking lights. (Sources: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case 1052).

1989 - At two a.m. a married couple in Mirecourt, Vosges, France reported the observation of two superimposed cylinders, 10 times larger than a plane, with red lights, an orange light, and surrounded by flames. No noise. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 46).

1989 - Soviet Air Force pilots reported a large disc-shaped object with five beams of light while flying over Borisov, Belarus. There were reportedly unspecified physical effects on the pilots. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 46, citing 1990 MUFON UFO Conference Proceedings). 

1990 - A delta-shaped object was seen over a pier in St. Osyth, Essex, England at 12:30 a.m., and a fat boomerang-shaped object was seen going east at 2:30 a.m. There were a total of four witnesses. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 139).

1993 - There were several reports on this date from France.  A large flattened cylinder hovered over a refinery in Vanville, Seine-Marne, France at four o'clock in the morning. At 9:50 a.m. university mathematics students watched an orange ball, estimated to be 120 meters in diameter, rise and fall over buildings on campus in Versailles, Yvelines, France. A large plain sphere flew to the south-southwest in Villiers-en-Biere, Seine-Marne, France at 4:50 p.m. and curved its trajectory to the southwest. At the same time another glowing orb 120 meters in diameter descended into a forest west-northwest of Maisse, Essonne, France. At 5:00 p.m. a huge orange sphere flew over Rochefort-en-Yveline, Yvelines, France heading northeast, then curved to the east following the A10 highway. (Source: Banque OVNI Reports).

1993 - An abduction, rated as a high-reliability report, occurred at 12:53 a.m. in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 1993 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 330).

1993 - At 11:07 a.m. a charcoal colored cigar-shaped object was seen flying over Gloucester, Massachusetts at an estimated 18,000 feet altitude, zig-zagging downward. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 1617).

1993 - On this evening in southern Vermont, one of the four men who had earlier been abducted during a rafting trip on the Allagash River in Maine (one of the 'Allagash 4' investigated by Raymond Fowler) saw a large triangular object with lights while out hunting. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 1618).

1993 - At 9:45 p.m. hunters in Udell, Pennsylvania put their spotlight on a boomerang-shaped object in a field, which rose and moved. It was 60 feet long, and made a humming sound. (Sources: Anomaly Zone, January 1994, p. 3; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 84).

1994 - At 9:09 p.m. a La Veta Pass, Colorado family called UFO investigator Christopher O'Brien to report a "flying triangle" that had just flown over their house. They insisted that it wasn't a "stealth aircraft," and claimed it was silent. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 276).

1996 - A huge yellow-green globe hovered over the Han-gang River west of Seoul, Korea and flew off to the west. TV film footage was made and shown on Korean television. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1997).

2000 - At 5:15 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho a bright orange-yellow colored object, described as two stories high and with structure underneath, hovered above the observer and did not move away when the witness got closer. The sighting lasted 7 minutes. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2000 webpage, report uploaded December 9, 2000). 

2002 - At 8:50 p.m. several hundred witnesses observed the overflight of a ring-shaped UFO over the port city of Santos, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. It had alternating yellow, white and blue lights. It flew toward the southwest. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 125).

2002 - Tim Edwards reported that his daughter, Brandy Edwards, and their cousin, Sashay Rauter, first noticed a very bright tube of intense white light 30 degrees above the horizon, while driving four miles past Wilkerson Pass on Highway 24 in the South Park Basin, Colorado at 5:30 p.m. "The UFO was 2 to 3 times brighter than the illuminated vapor trails [by the setting sun] in the area, and clearly not diffused...the object didn't appear to move during the duration of the sighting, staying in a fixed horizontal position." He then stopped and videotaped it from two locations: on Highway 24 40 miles east of Buena Vista, Colorado, and again about 30 miles east of it. It had the apparent size of something one-quarter of an inch long held at arm's length. Other objects were observed around the main object, but they were not real clear with the naked eye and they didn't have binoculars. "As close as I could tell, the object was 40 to 50 miles away, which would have put it over Buena Vista, Colorado or west of it. In the video it appears that a plasma field or something was surrounding the object and two barbell-shaped objects are with it and staionary in conjunction with it." The video did not show the intense white cigar in it, but rather a red and tan colored envelope. The object graduatlly diminished and disappeared before their eyes.  (Sources: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, pp. 126-127; Christopher O'Brien, Christopher O'Brien's case files, case # 654).

2003 - A darting circular-shaped object was seen at 6:25 p.m. in Ronkonkoma, New York that shot straight up, followed by a red light circling the area at high speed. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2003 webpage). 

2003 - At 7:30 p.m. a bright cylindrical-shaped object exploded and crashed into the river in New Carlisle, Quebec, causing a big splash. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 615; Carl Feindt, waterufo.net).

2003 - A huge white cigar-shaped object hovered over a front yard of a home in North Ridgeville, Ohio for an extended period of time, beginning at 9:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2003 webpage). 

2006 - A circular disc-shaped object with a bluish tint, and blinking very brightly, was sighted next to Interstate 15 just north of Scipio, Utah at 7:30 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2006 webpage, report uploaded December 7, 2006). 

2007 - A black chevron or boomerang shaped object with circling lights, estimated to be about 100 yards long, flew over Wellington, Florida at 12:45 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2007 webpage, report uploaded November 28, 2007). 

2008 - At 12:48 a.m. a gigantic flying boomerang or V-shaped object with a dozen faint white lights on the front edge was seen flying north to south over Waverly, Ohio at a tremendous speed, making no noise.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2008 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009). 

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 21 November 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, blue glowing UFO, boomerang-shaped UFOs, cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed disc and domed ovoid UFOs, human-looking UFO occupants, humming, jet noise, landings, multi-year reports from France and New York, pendulum motion, pyramid-shaped UFO, rectangular UFO, short humanoids, spheres, triangular UFOs, UFO near nuclear facility, vehicle electrical system interference, vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson