Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1944 - Two Lieutenants, Giblin and Cleary, pilots of the U.S. Army Air Force 415TH NFS, saw a huge orange sphere while flying a P-70 over Speyer, Germany on this night. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 23; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 7 citing Aeronautical Magazine, February 1986).
1950 - At 10:30 a.m. six elliptical UFOs flew over Evansville, Wisconsin in a loose echelon formation at a speed of 500 mph and at an altitude of 10,000 feet, making a sound like helicopters. They were seen by Mr. B. Blair, a commercial airline pilot in flight at that time. At 9:08 p.m. a bright light made a sharp turn toward a DC-3 transport plane over Bakersfield, California at 9:08 p.m., flew parallel to it for a short while, then pulled ahead and to the left at a speed of over 200 mph. (Sources: (1) Edward Sullivan, letter dated April 1952; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 34; Richard Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 180; Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 68; (2) Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 60).
1952 - In Albuquerque, New Mexico at 12:10 p.m. a pilot and a crew chief of a U.S. Air Force B-26 bomber reported seeing a series of black smoke bursts (4-3-3-4-3), similar to antiaircraft fire, which was seen over a 20 minute period. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2249; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns).
1954 - At 10:15 a.m. a green colored cylindrical object hovered over Red Square in Moscow, Russia for more than 25 minutes. It was estimated to be about 250 meters in length. It rose into the sky like a jet, and flew off toward the northwest. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 133; Ion Hobana and Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 282).
1954 - At 8:30 p.m. about a
hundred people in Kariambkam, Madras, India saw the passage of a UFO described as “a flying boat” with a
brilliant light on the back. The object then approached the ground and performed
a vertical landing. Three people wearing “western” suits emerged and made hand
gestures to the locals, who panicked and ran to their houses. The object remained on
the ground for five minutes and took off in a vertical ascent, disappearing at
high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of
1957 - A huge, brilliant, white domed disc-shaped object with a halo hovered low over Herefordshire, England at 9:30 p.m. It then flew off to the southwest. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: November 13-30, p. 89, citing Flying Saucer Review).
1960 - A red UFO maneuvered all over the sky in huge circles over Chula Vista, San Diego County, California at 7:30 p.m. for 20 minutes. It looked like a ball with a long antenna rod attached, and a flashing white light ran back and forth along the rod. The UFO made several dashes at terrific speeds, and was watched through binoculars by seven witnesses. It made no sound. The sighting lasted between 20 and 30 minutes. A Project Blue Book "unknown". (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7133; Lloyd Mallan, Science & Mechanics, December 1966, p. 30; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 91).
Chula Vista, California UFO - 1960
1966 - At 10:30 a.m. Miss Connie Carpenter saw the
"Mothman" in New Haven, West Virginia. Mothman, a tall
winged figure in gray, was standing on the golf course on this morning. It
unfolded its ten foot wide wings and flew directly at her windshield. She
saw its red eyes. It then veered off and disappeared from sight. After the
encounter her eyes were red, swollen, and itchy for two full weeks.
(Sources: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 8; John A.
Keel, The Mothman Prophesies, p. 16; David F. Webb and Ted
Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-66,
citing John A. Keel).
1968 - A luminous round object with body lights hovered over Belcourt, North Dakota at 7:00 p.m. It shone a red light beam to the ground. When a police officer shined a spotlight at it, it immediately blinked out. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1969, p. 8; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 13, 173 & 381).
1974 - Dora Ellen Afelbaum was driving home near Dallas, Texas in her new car on Thanksgiving night when she saw a light following her. She stopped the car and rolled down her window, thinking it may be a helicopter, but she heard no sound. The light then moved ahead of her and she saw what appeared to be dogs, then a "human like form" running toward the light. Suddenly the light, the animals, and the figure vanished. There were others cars on the highway but none stopped, and no one else appeared to have witnessed the incident. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-78, citing letter from Dora Afelbaum to Fate, February 1977).
1975 - Mr. And Mrs. Henry Vidal and their five-year-old son were en route to Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico at around 2:30 a.m. when they saw a bright object approach them at high speed. Glowing different colors, it hovered silently ahead of their car, which had slowed down to a crawl despite all attempts by Mr. Vidal to speed up. The object was cone-shaped and the bottom appeared to rotate rapidly, "like a drill." It was so large and so close that it filled most of their windshield, and remained in position near their slowly moving car for what they thought was 15 minutes, after which it rapidly climbed away and disappeared from view. They reached the town of Culiacan at 7:00 a.m., about two and a half hours late, and the missing time could not be accounted for. After they returned to their home in Santa Ana, Mrs. Vidal began to have a series of nightmares in which she dreamed she had been abducted by a UFO. In another dream she was levitated from her bed by a group of shadowy, small entities using some bright fluorescent lights. Her husband, awakened by her cries, awakened his wife, and she had scratches on her arms and legs that she could not account for. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-64 (1804), citing Dr. Alvin H. Lawson).
1975 - A round or disc-shaped object, yellow in color, approached to within 100 feet of two hunters on Peters Mountain, West Virginia at around 6:00 p.m. It blinked on-and-off, then shot away as three U.S. Air Force jets entered the airspace, but reappeared after the jets had gone. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 20).
1975 - Two men, Marquis and Rindahl, were driving on a road nine miles east of Goodridge, Minnesota when they were approached from ahead by a silent glowing red object at 7:15 p.m. It approached to within half a mile at 200 feet altitude, then landed. The driver turned the car around but the engine began to stall, and the vehicle subsequently required an extensive tune up before it would run right. A second driver reportedly also saw the UFO. (Source: Middle River (MN) Record, January 7, 1976).
1978 - At 11:20 p.m. all clocks in the village of Figueira da Foz, Portugal stopped for one hour and then started again when a UFO flew over. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, July 1979).
1979 - At 4:30 a.m. at least seven witnesses observed a 42-foot long ovoid UFO hovering right over the Sheraton Hotel in Norwich, Connecticut. It hovered tilted, and was completely silent. Finally, it shot off to the west. (Source: Lawrence Fawcett, International UFO Reporter, January 1980, p. 4; UNICAT, case # 72).
1979 - At 5:15 p.m. a 13-year-old girl saw a large cigar-shaped object with several white lights on it approach at an oblique angle and land in a field in Porcie-Amblagnieu, Isere department, France. It made a whistling sound. A very tall man like figure wearing a shiny silvery outfit got out and stood next to the object. The witness became frightened and ran home. The grass had been flattened at the landing site, swirled in a spiral pattern bending toward the top of a slope. (Sources: UNICAT database, case # 405, citing GEPAN Technical Note # 8; Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1979; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1735, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).
1979 - At 10:30 p.m. a circular object gave off intense blue flashes of light while it hovered over a busy traffic intersection in Madrid, Spain. Two police cars were sent to the intersection, and experienced radio interference while the UFO hovered above them for the next three hours. (Sources: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, February 1980, p. 10; Pretoria News, November 29, 1979).
1980 - A group of four driving to a hospital in central Kansas arrived at the hospital much sooner than they had planned. They encountered a green beam of light off to the side of highway and ahead of them at two o'clock in the morning. It was coming from a huge flying object, "as big as a city block," that was cone-shaped with peach, green, and white colored lights. Somehow it had caused them to be transported closer to their destination, according to the witnesses. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, November 1986, p. 14).
1982 - At 5:00 o'clock in the morning in Palatine, Illinois in the suburbs of Cook County, there was a vehicle encounter between three police officers and a domed disc-shaped object 30 feet in diameter, which emitted a light beam toward the ground. It began when a luminous object with brilliant illumination brightly illuminated a police patrol car, then changed direction when pursued. The white domed disc was later seen to the east, with a light beam extended toward the ground, as it descended behind the tree line. The entire episode lasted about three minutes. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, March 1983, p. 10; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 188 & 315; UNICAT, case # 13).
1982 - At 6:00 a.m. two hunters in a deer blind in Castroville, Texas saw a multi-colored V-shaped object nearly over their heads, moving very slowly toward the west. It would stop, drop suddenly several thousand feet, move laterally very fast, then turn without banking. It never made a sound. It disappeared from view just at sunrise. (Source: Elmer J. Romigh, MUFON Field Investigations Database, case 931235J).
1983 - A bedroom visitation with paralysis occurred on this night to four-year-old Robbie Tomey in his home in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana. He reported that a little man with a big head had been in his room in the predawn hours. He had lights around his head, and the boy was unable to move. The entity spoke without moving its mouth, and "he told me he wanted to take Casey [his brother]." He left through the closet. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case # 195M, citing Budd Hopkins, MUFON UFO Conference Proceedings 1984, p. 179).
1995 - Two small silent triangle shaped objects with blue beams of light flew over Dubai in the Persian Gulf at 6:15 p.m. (Source: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, December 1995).
1998 - At dusk a woman driving in Mount Clemens, Michigan saw an intense white ball of light (BOL) come directly at her at high speed. It made no sound and there was no time to avoid a collision. It hit the car with a slight "thump", leaving behind a gray residue where it struck. (Source: Mike Swords, www.nicap.org 1998 Chronology).
2000 - At 7:00 p.m. a 22 meter wide saucer-shaped craft was sighted over a house in a neighborhood in Dalton, Georgia. It tilted and rose, then flew slowly to the southwest. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2000 archived webpage, report uploaded December 2, 2000).
2002 - In Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia three witnesses saw four silver ovals in a diamond formation. They heard a snap noise, and a white flying triangle with rounded corners and dark ovoid highlights appeared out of nowhere. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 66).
2004 - A huge disc-shaped object accompanied by other smaller craft came over the witness's apartment building in Gardena, California at around one o'clock in the morning. It seemed to be close, and could change direction and speed in the blink of an eye. It had lights and was very quiet, making no noise at all. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, November 2004 archived webpage).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 November 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abduction, canine-like quadrapeds and humanoid associated with UFO, car pursuits, cone-shaped UFOs, cylindrical or elliptical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, Grey humanoid, missing time, Mothman reports, ovoid and oval-shaped UFOs; physiological effects: red swollen eyes, police reports, time distortion or translocation, vehicle EM electrical system interference effects, winged humanoid.