Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1896 - Over a hundred witnesses in Tulare, California watched an airship descend, then rise, and finally shoot off to the west toward Hanford, California. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The UFO Wave of 1896, p. 23).
1950 - Between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. radar targets were detected from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Fighter planes were, scrambled but saw nothing. However, at 7:00 p.m. there were Geiger counter detections in the restricted area of Oak Ridge that indicated an abnormal increase in alpha and gamma ray radiation that could not be attributed to any known source. Officials in charge of Oak Ridge security held a two-day meeting to discuss the "operational difficulties" of the early warning radar of the Air Defense Command at Knoxville. AFI was asked to investigate the situation and set up a separate radar set. (Source: Bruce Maccabee, UFO-FBI Connection, p. 178).
1954 - At 6:00 a.m. in Moze-sur-Louet, Maine-et-Loire, France a beam of light from the sky searched back and forth, then struck and gave an electric shock to a bicyclist. It then shocked him a second time, but no object was seen. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4196, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 132).
1954 - At seven p.m. a single witness saw a luminous object that had landed in a wheatfield in St. Martin-d'L-Place, Maine-et-Loire, France at the same time as a power outage. A 1.2 meter (4 foot) tall humanoid was seen standing next to it. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4197, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #325).
1954 - At 8:30 p.m. an orange cigar-shaped object flew toward the northeast from Bourbon-L'Archambault, Allier, France. It stopped in midair, then shot back toward the southwest into the clouds. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4198, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #128).
1956 - A milky green saucer-shaped object was seen by two men from a Capital Airlines flight northeast of Hickory, North Carolina. It was between 60 and 100 feet in diameter, and remained motionless for awhile, and then began moving. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 28).
1957 - At 5:10 p.m. a small, 18 cm in diameter luminous ball circled very low over a road two miles north of Glencoe, Ontario. It then flew over a fence. It was seen by a single witness, a Mrs. Alderman, for approximately one minute. (Source: C. W. Fitch, APRO Bulletin, July 1963, p. 6).
1960 - At 6:38 p.m. two crew members of a USAF T-33 trainer sighted a white light flying south of Kyushu, Japan. The object slowed down to pace the Lockheed jet trainer, and followed the plane for 10 minutes without making any sound. The case is listed by Project Blue Book as unexplained. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 7134; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 36; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 92; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 32, citing Don Berliner).
1965 - On this evening Kevin Davis, 12, and Gary Jardine, 10, saw an object with a blinking red dome fly over the Cooper Creek area and come to ground level in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. They observed portholes and a long bar with fingerlike devices emerging from an opening. Snow was blown away and bushes were flattened during the near landing. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January-February 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 718; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 263).
1967 - At around 2:00 a.m. Percy McBride saw a flashing flying object, the size of a station wagon with two aerials, arrive from the east and land in the woods near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada for 15 minutes. It made a clicking sound and a noise similar to six radio receivers tuned to different stations. It had a square, boxlike protuberance supported by a pole underneath. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1968; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 901)
1968 - At 4:10 a.m. two pilots flying over Mangamahu, New
Zealand, Harding and Peddie, sighted three large red lights at each
corner of a triangular formation of lights traveling together. No solid
form was seen. They split up, one flew behind a ridge, the second hovered
at ground level, and the third moved above the second light. Then the
first light came back and the three formed a triangle again. (Sources:
NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1969, p. 3; APRO Bulletin,
March-April 1969, p. 1; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of
Multiple UFO, p. 83; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO
Encounters, p. 36).
1968 - At dusk two women driving in Halfway Hollow in Duchesne County, Utah sighted three silver discs that were joined by three more. One moved, flashed red, and then disappeared. Two more came and joined the formation, and two flashed red lights. Another UFO flashed red and then disappeared. They made no sound. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, Appendix case A72).
1969 - Two men in their twenties were driving between Gines and Sevilla, Spain when at 7:10 p.m they spotted a domed disc-shaped object that flew toward the southeast at treetop level. It had a blue glow that turned on and off, and it flew at a moderate speed. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 120, citing investigator Manuel Osuna Llorente).
1970 - A 17-year-old named Arai sight five or six discs flying in formation over Tatebayasi City, Japan and one of the objects was seen to land in a cemetery. It left burns on the ground and imprints arranged in a triangle, with sides measuring 4.7 meters x 3.9 meters x 4.2 meters. (Source: Takao Ikeda, FSR Case Histories, June 1972, p. 10).
1973 - At 11:15 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Dotson sighted a silent flying triangle with rounded corners, and flashing a red light in the bottom center with two blue lights on the wings. It moved slowly and paced their car on Route 252 in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The UFO may have had a 100 foot wingspan. (Sources: King of Prussia (Pennsylvania) Today's Post, December 3, 1973; J. Bernard Delair, The UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), case # 1065).
1973 - At 6:00 p.m. a blinking white light approached a car in Waukesha, Wisconsin being driven by a Ms. Beckman, with her child as a passenger. The UFO came from the east, stopped at 500 feet altitude, then moved away quickly to the left. (Source: Skylook, February 1974, p. 5, citing The Waukesha Freeman).
1975 - On this night a silvery cylinder with bright lights hovered overhead for one minute In New Rochelle, New York, then came down to 200-300 feet above ground, before ascending again. (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, February 1976, p. 14).
1977 - Mr. McLean, a UFO investigator, got an anonymous phone call reporting a UFO landing. He drove to the location at 10:20 a.m., located 16 miles from the city of Gisborne in the Waimata Valley, New Zealand. He noticed a large domed UFO that suddenly approached to within 200 feet of him, and it emitted a blue beam of light that hit a dead tree, causing the sheep in the area to panick and scatter. (Sources: Xenolog, March 1978, p. 10; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 164; Richard H. Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 293; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 204).
1977 - Late in the evening a woman was driving her daughter along a lonely stretch of road near Coldstream, England
when suddenly a seven-foot tall, dark, hooded figure leaped out of some
bushes along the side of the road. The figure jumped directly in front
of the car. The witness slammed on the brakes but the figure suddenly
vanished in plain sight. (Sources: FSR, January 1979, p. 25;
Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 759,
citing Northern UFO News, issue # 50).
1978 - At 12:45 a.m. a woman heard someone banging on the window of her terrace in Naples, Italy. When she went to investigate she saw two humanoid figures about one meter (3.3 feet) in height, wearing round luminous helmets and wearing dark loose fitting uniforms. The little men moved about in quick graceful movements. She yelled for her son but the figures suddenly vanished in plain sight. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Chris Aubeck, Return to Magonia; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2177).
1978 - In the early afternoon a metallic gray domed disc halted directly over car in Brindisi, Apulia, Italy. Two witnesses in the car got out and fled. The UFO then shot away to the northeast over the Adriatric Sea. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 212).
1982 - In Botucatu, Sao Paolo State, Brazil Joao Valeiro da Silva was awakened at 1:50 a.m. by indigestion and a noise in his backyard. He opened the door and went outside where a brilliant beam of light fell on him and he was confronted by three beings, each about six feet tall, who were wearing blue, tight-fitting coveralls with holes for their eyes and mouth. They approached him, holding their palms up as if showing they carried no weapons. Despite the friendly gesture the witness fainted. Nobody missed him until early morning when his brother, Simeon, awoke at 5:00 a.m. and discovered him missing and signs of a struggle. His family found Joao lying outside, nude and unconscious, alongside his clothing in a rumpled pile. They rushed him to a hospital where he recovered two hours later. Although Joao did not remember being taken onboard a craft, he found himself seated on a circular seat in what resembled a well-lighted hospital-like operating room, and the same beings who had confronted him at his door appeared again. They wore clothing, which looked as if it were made of rubber material, and talked to each other in an unintelligible language as they led him to a wall bearing an outline of a human form. The beings would look at the drawing and then at him, as if comparing the two. Then they left the room by passing through a wall. A naked female who looked human then entered the room. She had long hair, was deeply tanned or dark skinned, and looked to be about 20 years old. She carried a Y-shaped instrument about a foot long. As she grasped his head and touched his cheek with the device he lost consciousness. He had a mark on his cheek, a scratch on his chest and an arm, and his wristwatch had stopped at 4:20 a.m. An interview with his family disclosed a "sickly smelling oily substance" had covered his nude body. Da Silva also complained that his genitals "were burning". da Silva had been troubled by poltergeist activity before the abduction, but it ceased. He later had several other adbuction experiences. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1983, p. 2; FSR, October 1984, pp. 22-25; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 132; Jenny Randles, Alien Contacts and Abductions, p. 142; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 562).
1989 - From 5:24 p.m. until 8:39 p.m. two members of the Gendarmerie, driving in their patrol car just south of the city of Eupen, Belgium, found themselves in the middle of a cat and mouse game with a UFO. The policemen described it as "a dark solid mass in the shape of an isosceles triangle." It carried three blinding white lights in each corner and had a pulsating red light in the center. Throughout the three hour incident they were in constant communication with their headquarters in Eupen. Greatly to their relief, the dispatch officer informed them that he too had seen the triangular object and that additional sightings were being reported by patrols in nearby communities. Indeed, 150 eyewitness accounts were gathered that night. Several witnesses mentioned hearing a sound that reminded them of a ventilator. One policeman reported that he had also noticed "something at the back of the craft that was turning round, like a turbine." At 7:00 p.m. a close encounter occurred in nearby Voeren, Belgium, and at 7:10 p.m. two witnesses in Herbesthal, Belgium saw a dark delta-shaped object fly between and over houses. They could not actually see the surface of the craft it was so dark. (Sources: (1) Ronald D. Story, The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, p. 101; MUFON UFO Journal, July 1990, p. 3; UNICAT, case # 238; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 31; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 300; (3) Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 47).
Eupen, Belgium Triangular UFO - 29 November 1989
1991 - In Larkspur, California at 11:00 p.m. a 35-year-old man watched as sticks or beams of light appeared to drop down from a jagged circular configuration in the sky. One stick pattern was pale red, the other green. As it approached it took on a starfish appearance. (Source: Bob Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, 19921119, field investigator Virgil Staff, case 912911W).
- At 10:20 p.m. a square shaped object with four lights, one in each
corner, passed low (400 feet altitude) over the heads of a four-man oil
drilling rig crew four miles southwest of Aztec, New Mexico. It made no
sound, and moved slowly. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1994; Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 200).
1993 - Near the Eisenhower Tunnel in Colorado a couple were driving on a flat, straight portion of the highway when they noticed a bright red star-like light moving slowly across the sky at around 11:00 p.m. The light stopped and shot straight down below the horizon. Moments later the same object approached their car and then began pacing them, positioning itself directly overhead. The object paced their car for ten miles, and then shot away out of sight. A short while later they started hearing static on their car radio and when they looked behind they saw a fast approaching bright reddish-white light. The UFO quickly closed with their vehicle and now could be made out as a glowing white, disc-shaped craft. The driver accelerated to 90 mph but the object kept pace. As he watched in the rear view mirror a figure appeared at the front of the object. The figure was very thin and had a large head with huge slanted eyes. The being's body was dark but its eyes were a bright yellow color. At this point the driver heard a voice in his head telling him that he would not be harmed, that "they" were only interested in studying him and his female companion. A period of "missing time" occurred shortly thereafter. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1837, citing Phillip J. Imbrogno, UFO Universe, Winter 1995).
1995 - At 10:22 p.m. UFO investigator Colman captured a 13 minute long video of a hexagon-shaped UFO with a dome in Lothian, Scotland, showing a blast or other disturbance underneath. There were also rectangular and delta shaped objects seen during this period. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 34).
1998 - At around three a.m. a witness noticed a small, strange object hovering above a dead tree in a wooded area of San Fernando, Cebu Island, the Philippines. There was a sudden flash of light, and a large balloon-shaped object with three illuminated triangular windows became visible. Inside the window he could see a humanoid being with bright, crystal blue eyes. He heard a thundering voice speak to him in an unknown language; some of it sounded like "arc-ha-an rha-ehn-raxh ehn." (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1998 Humanoid Sighting Reports database).
1998 - At 7:55 p.m. a shiny, silvery triangular object with dim lights flew just above the trees in West Memphis, Arkansas. Its nose turned up, but it kept a level trajectory. Planes reportedly circled the area. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Nov. 1998 webpage; Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 3, no. 49).
2000 - In Sherwood, Oregon a witness reported seeing a very low flying, quite large object at 3:46 a.m. with five big bright white lights arranged in a V shape, evenly spaced. There were no strobes or colored flashing lights on the object. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2000 webpage, report uploaded Dec. 2, 2000).
2000 - On this day a hairy humanoid reportedly attacked an angler in a wooded area near Sampacho, Cordoba State, Argentina, and in the nearby village of Holmberg several students saw a hairy humanoid with sharp claws that scared them. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2000 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3649, citing OVNICOR).
2000 - In Newark, Ohio an 11-year-old boy reported to the police that he had seen a five-meter wide, silent round gray object with lights, just over trees at 5:50 p.m. (Source: Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18151, citing Filer's Files).
2002 - Three disc-shaped lights flew through the sky over a 10 minute period in Mount Wolf, York County, Pennsylvania beginning at 10:00 p.m.; a fourth appeared, all flew a pattern. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2002 webpage).
2003 - In Limmerick, Pennsylvania a slow moving triangle-shaped object with three lights was sighted at 8:36 p.m. It stopped in mid-air, rotated, and shot off in the other direction. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2003 webpage).
2004 - At 9:10 p.m. Bill Bean witnessed a very large white disc-shaped object from his home in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland that hovered, then tilted downward in the southeast sky. It hovered at an estimated altitude of 5000 feet and was in view for a little less than a minute. It appeared to be very big, and the white part was very bright with black edges. Suddenly, it shot to the south, and rode the clouds like a speedboat. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 29).
2006 - A huge triangular UFO with white lights in each corner plus a large red light in the center was sighted north of Salisbury, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. A misty light trail was seen at the rear of the object. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2006 webpage, report uploaded Dec. 7, 2006; Australian UFO Research Network, report dated Dec. 13, 2006).
2007 - In Granisle, British Columbia, Canada at 6:00 p.m. a thin "blacklight-colored" cigar-shaped object was seen moving across the sky near an odd, stationary dome-shaped cloud which had been present in the sky for at least an hour. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 742, citing HBCCUFO).
2008 - At 10:20 p.m. a huge boomerang or V-shaped object was observed flying very fast among the clouds in Waverly, Ohio. It made no sound, and had white lights along its front edge. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Nov. 2008 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009).
Written by Donald A. Johnson. (Revised 30 November 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; abductions; blue beam; cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; green UFOs; Grey UFOnaut; luminous UFOs; multiple UFOs involved in complex maneuvers; multi-year reports from Japan, New Zealand, Ohio and Pennsylvania; red UFOs; radiation; RF interference: car radio static; short humanoids; triangular UFOs with red center lights; unintelligible language; ventilator sound; V-shaped UFOs.