Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1942 - On this night a cigar-shaped object flew over Turin, Italy. It was 200-300 feet in length and flew at an estimated 500 mph. It had four red lights spaced at equal distances along its body. (Source: Keith Chester, Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II, p. 34).
1950 - On this night a huge green luminous ball dove three kilometers toward a Stratocruiser airliner flying over British Guinea, and was sighted by the entire airliner crew. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 211; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 13).
1952 - At 4:00 p.m. a motion picture film crew filmed a disc-shaped object at MGM Studio L2 in Culver City, California. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1968, p. 5).
1952 - At 7:40 p.m. an odd fireball moved too slowly to be a meteor, then zigzagged for 20 minutes. It's estimated altitude was 50,000 feet; "not a star" according to the witness, who was flying over Delta, Utah in a U.S. Air Force T-33 trainer. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: November-December, p. 44).
- On this day two men, Pedro Serrate and Francisco Teixeira, were
duck hunting on the Baia dos Patos, near the city of Pedras Negras in
Maranhao State, Brazil when a
disc-shaped UFO hovered over and then alighted on the bay, only 15 feet
away from one of them. The dark blue hull was like two “basins” put
together; 16 feet long, 8 feet high, and 6 feet wide. Around the
perimeter was a three foot rim of transparent glass. It had two curved
pipes or tubes that were pouring out water, and behind the hull
was a sort of rudder three feet long. Sr. Serrate could see four young
human looking men and two young women sitting in a row inside the
craft. They all had red hair with pinkish faces, and the women
had long hair. All of them wore dark blue uniforms. When then
noticed that they were watched, the craft took off at a fantastic
speed, and disappeared from sight within seconds. (Sources: O Cruzeiro newspaper, November 13, 1954; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 196; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1953-13 (A0223), citing J. Escobar Faria and Richard Hall).
1954 - At 2:00 a.m. in the city of Petare, Venezuela two men had a violent encounter with three hairy dwarfs. They first saw a luminous sphere on the ground with a hatch door open. Out of it came three hairy dwarfs wearing loincloths. They were about three feet tall with clawed fingers. The dwarves fought with the men, who reported that they appeared to have phenomenal strength. At one point one of the man attempted to stab one of the creatures with a knife, but the blade glanced off as if the creature’s body was made of steel. There was a blinding light and the creatures and the craft were gone. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated November 30, 1954; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 52 & 103; APRO Bulletin, November 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 344; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-135).
On that same night in 1954 in Palmarito, Venezuela a group of peasants saw a sphere land and discharge three very short dwarfish men. When they re-boarded and the object flew away, they reported the craft left behind a slightly visible trail in the sky. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen and Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 63; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 239; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-134).
Also in 1954 at 12:45 p.m. five miles east of the city of Manila in the Philippines, two 39-year-old men, one of them a doctor with a degree in physics, watched an orange domed disc maneuver through the sky. The craft was about 70 feet in diameter, and had five evenly spaced yellow portholes. The body of the object itself was flecked with red streaks, and it made no sound as it moved. The UFO reversed direction and was gone in three seconds. Listed as a Project Blue Book “unknown” case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case number 3341; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 61; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 59).
1956 - A strange customer in John Whitworth's shop in Biggelswade, England, someone with a very high forehead, told him that he could see a flying saucer if he would go to a certain spot on this night. Whitworth went there and did see a hovering object like a humming top, with lighted portholes. Just one year later the visitor returned and told him he would again have a contact this time, at another spot. Whitworth went with a crowd of others, including a BBC recording van, and was disappointed. Later he received a telephone call, “in an unearthly voice,” which reproached him for bringing the others. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1956-12, citing Flying Saucer Review, Volume 4, issue # 3, July 1958, p. 24).
1963 - Two men witnessed a UFO landing in Alta Gracia, Cordoba Province, Argentina at 10:00 p.m. (Source: Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1966, p. 25).
1966 - At 5:15 a.m. a man named Nipper driving between Lennox and Valdosta, Georgia near the town of Sparks saw a luminous object land on the road; his car engine stalls, and his radio goes dead. (Sources: Mona Darden, Fate magazine, June 1967, p. 66; Michael A. Persinger, Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events, p. 59).
1966 - On this night two 17-year-old teenagers, a man and a woman, were driving on Highway 1300 in El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
when they were pursued by a UFO. They first observed a dark, red object
land by the side of the road, and later it took off and started
following their car. (Sources: Houston Tribune, January 19, 1967; APRO Bulletin, January-February 1967, p. 3; Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 24; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case # 807; Flying Saucers, February 1968, p. 23).
1967 - At 2:18 a.m. farmer Wilson Gusmao, who had been
involved in previous humanoid encounters, was awakened in Alexania, Goias State,
Brazil by a telepathic voice that called his name. He got
out of bed and upon raising the curtain he noticed a huge bright light
resting on the ground about 100 meters from his house. He attempted to
wake up his wife but to no avail. He also attempted to get his brother in
law to wake up, but with the same negative results. Walking to the living
room he could now clearly see a landed object encased in a bright blue
glow that was about five meters in diameter. He left a written note to his
wife, telling her that he was going to check a landed "spacecraft,"
grabbed a flashlight, and walked outside. It was raining very heavily at
the time that Wilson approached the UFO, getting to within three meters. A
bright beam of light then struck Wilson around the waist, causing him to
levitate closer to the object and completely paralyzing him. A door now
opened and Wilson could see the inside of the craft clearly. He saw four
humanoids, all dressed in tight-fitting coveralls. They wore a belts with
large buckles that had what looke like "piano keys" on them. The beings
stared at Wilson intently. Wilson somehow felt inferior when the humanoids
watched him. He described them as human looking with long blond hair.
Their skin appeared porcelain-white, as if they had never been exposed to
any sunlight. The leader of the group conversed with Wilson and gave him
several messages dealing with nuclear armaments on Earth. Wilson was to
have later contacts along with members of the Brazilian defense
establishment including General Uchoa. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 895, citing Methodios Kalkaslief; Albert S. Rosales,
Humanoid Contact Database 1967, citing Revista Brasileira de
1967 - At 7:15 p.m. three witnesses in Rockport, Maine had a close encounter with a row of 8-10 blinking white lights, and a parallel upper row of yellow lights, that seemed to be attached to a curved surface of a flying object. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. ).
Rockport, Maine - 28 November 1967
1967 - At 10:20 p.m. near High River, Alberta, Canada a car radio began fading in and out and the headlights and dashboard lights dimmed. The witness then saw a bluish-green, elongated object to his left. It was quite fuzzy and no details could be made out. He stopped the car and heard a noise like a "jet motor," only very loud. The object continued traveling on a straight line towards the east and disappeared, whereupon the lights and radio then started operating properly. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1968, p. 5; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 226, citing CUFOS).
1968 - At 9:56 a.m. local time Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand Ground Control Approach (GCA) reported two low flying and slow moving objects approximately 13 nautical miles (NM) south of the base. Contact with the UFOs was lost when the objects were 9 NM west of the base. Sightings were confirmed by radar. The Nakhon Phanom Command Post was informed that the sightings "definitely were not ghosts." (Source: www.nicap.org, citing Dan Wilson).
1968 - On this night students from the local Recoleta de Montevideo School in Lima, Peru reported encountering a strange short humanoid with an egg-shaped head and a blinking light on its chest area, and what appeared to be a long antenna like protrusion on its back. It appeared to have duck-like feet, and it was shorter than a 7-year-old boy. A priest and a teacher also reported seeing the creature. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1968 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Fabio Picasso).
1971 - On this day in Canoga Park, California a nocturnal light was seen skimming the ground. Later investigation revealed three 38" diameter imprints in an 18 foot triangle, and a burnt bush at the site. (Source: Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 79, case # 497).
1971 - At 8:00 p.m. a 52-year-old man had a close encounter with a red light in Sedalia, Missouri, which was seen through falling snow. (Source: Ted Phillips, Skylook, January 1972).
1972 - At 12.30 a.m. Alfonso Rey, age 62, was watching television in his home in Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires province, Argentina when the TV picture went out. When he got up to check the TV he noticed a tall being seated in an armchair at the opposite end of the room, wearing a blue-green metallic coverall uniform, with helmet, boots, and a black belt with a box attached. The being stood up, and was at least 6.5 feet tall. Sr. Rey asked the being what he wanted, but got no reply. Rey touched the being's hand, which felt cold and abnormally soft, "like foam rubber". He could not describe the facial features except for the eyes, which "seemed to emit a silvery light." Sr. Rey went into the kitchen, followed by the strange visitor, and he noticed that his refrigerator was not running normally. Sr. Rey also noticed that his visitor seemed to be walking on air. Next the being pressed some buttons on his belt apparatus, which caused an amber light to come on. Then he walked to the backdoor, and looking up at the sky pressed other buttons on his belt. The being went outside into the yard, then vanished into thin air. That afternoon, at 4:20 p.m. several patrons of a bar reported witnessing a similar looking stranger in the bar at the corner of Calle Alsina and Calle Pringles, in Tres Arroyos. Their descriptions matched those provided by Sr. Rey. They said the stranger walked into the bar's bathroom and did not emerge. (Source: Jane Thomas, FSR Case Histories, issue #14, April 1973, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-35 ( A1180)).
1972 - In La Sarre, Abitibi, Quebec at 10:30 a.m. a nine-year-old boy, Mario Mercier, was alone on an ice skating rink on a sunny day when he observed a white, spherical cloud-like UFO land in a snowy field 700 feet away. Three four-foot tall, square-shouldered beings emerged, wearing black suits and black square-shaped helmets. One of them carried a small black "kettle" that he proceeded to fill with snow. He then walked to the Mercier family chicken house, and was about to enter when the boy cried out. He then turned toward Mario, who attempted to hide inside the rink's hockey net. The UFOnaut walked back, and with one of the others, was seen to "climb" or levitate into the "cloud." The UFO rose vertically swiftly. A 10 foot circle of blackened grass was left behind, with rectangular tracks in snow. It was two years before grass would grow again at the site. (Sources: Jean Ferguson, UFO-Quebec, January 1976, p. 9; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-40 ( A1181); John Brent Musgrave. UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 51).
1974 - A pilot, Hugo W. Feugen, flying over Shabonna, Illinois at 12:10 a.m. had a close encounter with a 120 foot wide disc-shaped object, with a dull silver color, that was flying parallel to his Aeronca Champ airplane. His magnetic compass began rotating counter-clockwise at 4-5 rpm. The circular object paced his aircraft for 10 seconds, then suddenly tipped and shot away. It was out of sight in less than one second. (Sources: Skylook, April 1975, p. 5; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 58; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 121; Richard F. Haines, A Preliminary Report of 64 Pilot Sightings Involving EM Effects on Aircraft, p. 38).
1975 - At 3:30 a.m. an orange-red luminous disc-shaped object was encountered in Mosciano Sant' Angelo, Abruzzi, Italy under some electric power lines, moving slowly. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, case 75).
1975 - At 11:00 p.m. a UFO in Arendal, Norway caused lasting physiological effects for two 75-year-old witnesses. (Source: CUFOS files, report dated December 2, 1975).
1977 - Miguel da Silva Moreira, age 31, in Vila Mosqueiro, Para state, Brazil witnessed red-yellow lights in the sky emitting blue rays in all directions at 7:30 p.m. From a bigger object came two small lights moving in opposite directions. Three minutes later five more came, and flew off to the northeast. There were several other independent reports of the same phenomenon that night from Belem and Colares. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, pp. 37-39).
1978 - A woman sleeping in a caravan trailer in Channel, Tasmania, Australia was disturbed by noises outside at two o'clock in the morning. She went out to investigate and saw two short, squat humanoid figures nearby. The upper half of the creatures was white, and they were wearing some type of head cover. They seemed to be moving their arms. The witness became frightened and went back inside. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 47, citing Keith Roberts, TUFOIC Tasmania).
1978 - At 4:00 a.m. a witness driving in Holmes Chapel Junction, Cheshire, England experienced bad radio static, then had a close encounter with a large metallic object with a large light in front, which approached the car and emitted two beams, one angled 45 degrees up, the other angled 45 degrees down. The UFO had a bevelled bottom and a fin-like tail. There was no trouble with the car engine. (Source: Mark Cashman, Project 1947 EM Effects Catalog website).
1978 - On this morning Mr. & Mrs. K. in Keddie, Plumas County, California had a close encounter with a UFO that involved a lapse of time of 30 minutes experienced by the witnesses. (Soruces: APRO Bulletin, March 1979, p. 3; Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1979, p. 3).
1978 - At 3:15 p.m. in Tome-Acu, Para State, Brazil 26-year-old Luiz Gomes Freitas de Vale had a close encounter with a bright gray, metallic oval-shaped UFO, which after buzzing him rose vertically at great speed, and then maintained a horizontal position. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacion Prato, p. 56).
1978 - At 6:00 p.m. in Walsden, West Yorkshire, England a witness reported having a close encounter with a neon-blue disc-shaped object that was low and close for two minutes. (Source: Jenny Randles, Alien Contacts and Abductions, p. 88).
1978 - At 8:30 p.m. a Mr. Helin had a close encounter with a UFO in Vase, Sweden that lasted 10 minutes. (Source: UFO Information Sweden, March 1979, p. 18).
1978 - At 10:30 p.m. a very bright, multi-colored, pencil-shaped object flew directly over the highway in Lathrop, Michigan, positioning itself above vehicles. It had orange, green, and blue colored lights. Tire-like things appeared to be wrapped around it, and it made no noise. Suddenly, it lit up the ground for five seconds and shot away. (Source: Mike Nelson, Menominee Herald, December 15, 1978).
1980 - Police constable Alan Godfrey, age 31, was on routine patrol in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England when at 5:05 a.m. he encountered a metallic disc with a dome on top and a row of five windows, blocking the road ahead. He fetl attracted to it, and alternately frightened and secure while he sat in his patrol car. When he attempted to alert headquarters to its presence he found that his radio would not work. He then sketched the craft. The domed metallic disc had the rowof windows, was luminous, and had additional lights on top and bottom. The central section was spinning; bushes beneath it were agitated. Abruptly, he found himself one hundred yards farther down the road than he had been, and the UFO was gone. He had a vague recollection of getting out of his car and looking for the object, and hearing a voice, and he had 15 minutes of missing time. When he returned to the car it would not start.
Later, under hypnosis, Godfrey recalled that he lost consciousness after a beam of light from the object struck him. Then he felt himself floating into the craft and meeting a human-like being named Joseph. The UFO occupant was six feet tall, and friendly in demeanor; Joseph had a thin nose, a beard, and mustache. He wore a skullcap and was clad in a robe, making him look something like a Biblical prophet. A large black dog accompanied him. The room also contained eight metallic robots, each about three and a half feet tall, with headgear like lampshades, which were making a sort of murmuring chatter. Whenever they touched Godfrey, beeping sounds emanated from them. Joseph directed Godfrey to a bed. He thought about resisting, but instead lay down on the bed, where a beam of light from the ceiling shone down on him. Communicating by telepathy, Joseph touched his head, and Godfrey lapsed into unconsciousness for a while. The robots removed Godfrey's shoes and studied his toes. Meanwhile, instruments were placed on his arms and legs , which caused him discomfort to the point of sickness. There was a sickly odor that permeated his nostrils, and he closed his eyes from time to time. Joseph asked him questions, but Godfrey would refuse to tell investigators what they were. The alien told Godfrey that they had met before, apparently when Godfrey was a child. After the incident, he had a split in the sole of his boot, and a bruise on his foot. EM effects were the failure of two different radio systems (UHF and VHF). Three other cops saw a bright light moving toward Todmorden at the time of Godfrey's abduction experience. (Sources: Jenny Randles, FSR, August 1981, p. 4; UNICAT, case # 786; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 561-562; John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 115; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 2: Catalogue of Cases, case # 102; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 386, citing Janet & Colin Bord, Modern Mysteries of Britain, and Jenny Randles, The Pennine UFO Mystery).
1981 - On this evening Deputy Sheriff Hendsbee, his wife, and four others in other cars had a close encounter with a blinding light on State Route 43 in Madison, southwest of Starks, Maine. It paced the sheriff's car and prevented their passage, forcing a detour onto SR 148. The incident lasted more than 20 minutes. (Sources: Maine Telegram, December 1, 1981; Michael Kimball, Yankee magazine, April 1982, p. 76; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, 19911121; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 199; UNICAT, case # 482).
1989 - In Evansville, Indiana
a security guard at 1:30 a.m. saw a slow moving orange ball that later
had a steady red light. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of
UFO Reports, 1988-94, citing MUFON Indiana).
1990 - A woman driving in Norwood, Massachusetts on a clear day at 11:35 a.m. saw an object descend over an airport runway, hover, then move over a nearby hill, and finally fly out of view. The object was described as a gray oval-shaped object, perhaps 20 feet in diameter, which made no sound. She concluded that psychic interaction between her and the object caused the UFO's maneuvers. The encounter lasted 3 minutes. (Source: Morton Schafer, MUFON field investigation case files, case # 901203).
1995 - A military security camera and several witnesses saw discs and other smaller objects maneuver over the military arsenal in Lugo, Leon, Spain beginning at 8:30 p.m. for 28 minutes. Photos and video documented the event. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17157).
1995 - On this night near Vega Baja, Arecebo, Puerto Rico Jesus
Medina Montes reported that he found half of his herd of steers with several
bizarre wounds on their backs. Some of the cows also had a viscous slime around their
necks. Later that night, Irene Mercado and her nine-year-old niece reported seeing
a large creature shaped like a bird that fluttered away while making a loud noise with
its mouth. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3288, citing Scott Corrales, Chupacabras and Other Mysteries).
1996 - Southwest of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State, Brazil a luminous flying object paced an Orion aircraft for several minutes, then zipped away rapidly to the north. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, issue 43; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17494; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 48).
2000 - Several witnesses in Oakville, Ontario, Canada first saw six chevron or V-shaped craft fly and land behind a hill at around nine o'clock in the morning. They went closer to see better and saw eight of the objects, three of them already on the ground. All of the craft appeared to be damaged. Four beings, with light brown skin and large oval-shaped eyes, came out of one of the objects and seemed to inspect their craft. When they turned around and saw the witnesses there next was a loud, piercing noise, causing the witnesses to lose consciousness. When they recovered consciousness, all of the craft had gone, and they discovered several puncture wounds in their skin. After the experience their watches were all four hours behind the correct time. One of the witnesses subsequently suffered from nightmares, when she dreamed she saw similar looking beings inserting needles into her body. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3621, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Nov. 2000 webpage, report uploaded December 20, 2000).
2000 - A domed disc-shaped object flew over North Miami Beach, Florida at 6:42 p.m., heading to the west. Three or more nocturnal lights followed the disc, which had both steady and blinking lights on its top. The sighting lasted approximately 40 seconds. (Source: George Filer, Filer's Files, 2000, issue 48; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18150).
2002 - At 10:30 a.m. a large, black, flying wing was seen low over a field near a highway south of St. Cloud, Minnesota during the daytime. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2002 webpage).
2002 - In Niles, Illinois Walter Lawrence witnessed a formation of four cylindrical or cigar-shaped UFOs at 3:30 p.m. which were seen north-northeast of O'Hare International Airport for 45 seconds. They hung in the sky, made no sound, then three of them shot off rapidly to the east. The fourth went south and was lost from view in the haze. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 126, citing NUFORC).
2006 - At 6:42 p.m. three metallic disc-shaped objects were seen flying at low altitude over Montreal, Quebec, travelling at slow speed. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 695, citing HBCCUFO).
2008 - A glowing, silvery-colored cylinder was seen in the sky during the daylight hours in Skokie, Illinois at 3:40 p.m. The sighting lasted eight minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2008 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009).
2009 - At 10:52 p.m. a black, triangular UFO with orange lights flew over Petersburg, a small central Illinois town in Menard County. It had three brownish-orange circles with a dark center which appeared in a triangular formation for 10 seconds. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, November 2009 webpage, report uploaded December 12, 2009).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 November 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions; blue uniforms; boomerang or V-shaped UFOs; car pursuits; cylindrical UFOs; compass deflection; dwarf humanoids; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; ground traces; hairy dwarves; human looking UFOnauts; humming sounds; levitation; spheres; multi-year reports from Argentina, Brazil, England, Illinois, Maine and Massachusetts; Nordic looking UFOnauts; physiological effects: bruise on foot during abduction with missing time; power failure of household appliances; silent UFOs; telepathy; triangular UFOs; vehicle EM ignition interference effects; vertical ascent.