On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 30

1880 - A procession of numerous objects flew over the Palermo Observatiory in Sicily, Italy at 8:30 a.m. (Sources: Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 213; Desmond Leslie & George Adamski, Flying Saucers Have Landed, p. 46; Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers, November 1973, p. 36).

1896 - In Anderson, Shasta County, California several independent witnesses saw an airship fly over emitting beams of light; horses panicked during the overflight as the unknown craft flew off to the southwest. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The UFO Wave of 1896, p. 25).

1952 - Air Traffic Control operators at Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia had radar trackings similar to those of July 26, 1952. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2253; Project Blue Book Report #9, report dated January 31, 1953; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: November-December, p. 46).

1956 - At 8:00 p.m. in Kettering, Northhampton, England a disc-shaped object with a hole in the center flew by at jet speed, shooting off to the northeast. It made no sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4842, citing Flying Saucer Review).

1956 - At 12:48 p.m. U.S. Air Force aerial navigator Maj. D. D. Grimes saw an unidentified object fly at an estimated 100 feet altitude over water from Charleston AFB, South Carolina. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 4543; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book UFO Unknowns).

1956 - Driving on Highway 61 three miles south of Petersburg, Indiana a Mr. Malott had a close encounter with a small UFO flying at low level at noon CST. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, February 1957, p. 1; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 84).

1957 - At 2:11 p.m. three U.S. Coast Guardsmen in New Orleans, Louisiana saw a round object turn white, then gold. It then separated into three parts and turned red. The sighting lasted 20 minutes.  (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 5445; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book UFO Unknowns).

1958 - A retired Navy man reported seeing 6 to 8 classic disc-shaped objects fly over Cleveland, Ohio at 7:40 p.m. in a crescent formation. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1959; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: November-December, p. 19).

1964 - A male witness driving in a car in Terryville, Connecticut saw an extremely bright object land in the nearby woods at 11 p.m. Burnt area, landing marks, and radioactivity found at the site. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, July 1965, p. 2; John G. Fuller, Incident at Exeter, p. 36).

1965 - Police constable Edward Pinnock on foot patrol in Warminster, England during the middle of the afternoon saw a bright silver ball hurtle through the sky, like a "giant plate of light that lit up the whole horizon with a glare." It appeared to be spinning. (Source: Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 5).

1965 - In Cornwallis, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada at 3:30 a.m. at least one UFO landed, leaving behind left ground traces. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1966, p. 4; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 59).

1966 -  At 4:35 P.M. a disc-shaped object with a blinking red light hovered for 30 seconds near a Cessna 150 light airplane being flown by a Mr. Hockenberry over New Kingston, Pennsylvania. It then shot straight up until it was gone from sight. (Sources: Pittsburgh NICAP Subcommittee report, Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 35; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 118).

1966, Taylorsville, Indiana - At 5:55 p.m. an egg-shaped object zoomed towards the driver of a car "like a meteorite," then slowed to an approach speed of 60 mph. The engine and headlights of the witness's car slowly faded and died as the UFO came near. The object was metallic and had three red and three green flashing lights. It gave off a buzzing sound like an electric transformer. The object passed by the stalled car and increased in altitude to between 500-1000 feet, then flew away towards the northeast. The car could then be restated. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 180, citing CUFOS; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 250).

1966 - A young woman was changing a tire on a lonely road near Brooksville, Florida on this night when she was approached by a huge hairy biped creature with large green eyes and encased in an eerie greenish glow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1966 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 1578, citing John Keel, Fortean Times, issue # 51).

1968 - On this day an industrialist driving in Palencia, Spain saw a landed UFO on the roadside; the observer wants to remain anonymous. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case # 94, citing ABC, December 8, 1968).

1968 - At 6:20 p.m. two teenagers, Sylte and Walker, in Renton, Washington took seven photographs of a 55-foot wide UFO that was 40 feet thick with portholes. All dogs in the area were barking at the time. They sent their photos to Dr. G. Allen. (Source:

1969 - Thirteen miles southeast of Quincy, Illinois on State Highway 96, three people saw an object shaped like a rounded triangle. It came very low and close to their car and suddenly lifted the car 10 feet off the road. The motor and lights continued running, but the steering was out until the UFO left the area. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 287, citing UFOLOG, No. 68, 1970; Walt Andrus, Skylook, January 1970, p. 7).

1972 - Coming over a rise in the road in Murray Bridge, South Australia 19-year-old mechanic named Maxwell had the motor and lights die. They came back on, then sputtered several times. A diamond shaped object with the top cut off was sitting on the ground 45 meters away in a paddock. The car radio made a noise like a "computer on TV", with a constant beeping rhythm. The object made a vertical takeoff. Three holes were later found in the soil at the site of the landing. (Sources: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia, citing investigator A. Seer; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 253; Keith Basterfield, UFO Research Australia, March 1982, p. 26).

1973 -  Military radar tracked a UFO near the Torino-Caselle Airport in Turin, Italy; a business pilot named Ricardo Marano and others saw a disc-shaped object with glowing blue-red colored rings hovering 365 meters over the end of the runway. It darted back and forth in the sky, so he gave chase in his Piper aircraft. The object zigzagged away at 5,000 km/hour. (Sources: Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1973, p. 15; APRO Bulletin, June-July 1975, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 38; Richard H. Hall,  The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 17, 121, 243).

1974 - At 6:10 p.m. Jacques M. was driving a car following that of Pierre Errecoundo and Maggy Carof, on a UFO hunting expedition in Grosscourt, Oise, France. It was after dark and the cars were using their headlights. Jacques suddenly saw a man at least eight feet tall in the light of his car's headlights, standing by the roadside. This being was milky white in color, as if wearing a tight white coverall, and his round head was without hair or facial features. Panic-stricken, Jacques drove on past; then, reconsidering, he turned around and drove back. He followed the same route but he saw nothing more of the man. Meanwhile Pierre, noticing that Jacques was no longer following him, had gone back to look for him. He saw a white headlight beam and a red light pass in front of him in the distance, apparently on the road, but silently, and it disappeared before reaching an intersection. Then Jacques showed up in his car. When they compared their stories and retraced his route, it was discovered that Jacques could only account for eight of the 11 minutes he had been gone. He was therefore interviewed later under hypnosis. In a hypnotic trance he recalled that he had gotten out of the car and watched the being for 3.5 minutes, and had felt that he was benevolent. He also said that there had been a big yellowish white light in the field, which "quickly disappeared." The being suddenly vanished, after which the witness returned to his car and to his conscious recollection of events. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-79 (A1613), citing Maggy Carof & Jean Luc Rivera).

1977 - In Costilla County, Colorado a 3-year-old cow was found dead and mutilated near the San Pablo Wilbert Maestas Ranch. A helicopter had been seen in the vicinity with bright revolving lights. (Source: Christopher O'Brien case files, citing Sheriff report and Valley Courier, December 6, 1977).

1978 - At round 6 a.m. six to nine bright nocturnal lights rose from the sea off the shore of Ventimiglia, Liguria, Italy, and then flew away. There were several witnesses. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 212).

1979 - At 3:25 a.m. four police officers from Rickmansworth, England in two separate patrol cars chased a long luminous cigar-shaped object at 500 feet altitude for over two hours. The object flew off toward the southeast. A balloon cover story was later released to explain their sighting. (Sources: Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 9; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing FSR).

1979 - A peasant named Santiago was weeding a palm grove near La Palma, Oaxaca state, Mexico at around 5 p.m. when eight very tall armed men approached him. They had apparently come from a nearby hovering disc-shaped object, which was emitting a green light. The men wore green goggles, had communicators, and carried what appeared to be "machine guns." They all had very dark complexions. They spoke to the witness in Spanish and ordered him to cut off his penis with his machete. The witness apparently wandered the rest of the night in shock and was given medical treatment in the morning. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2227; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 323, citing Robert E. Bartholomew, UFO Lore).

1979 - On the same night a couple staying in a beachfront cabin in El Combate, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico saw a bright, multicolored oval-shaped object hovering above the water mile off shore. It appeared to emit some type of fog or vapor; the object then began blinking its lights on and off. The witnesses lost interest for a short time and left their viewing point and and went back to watching television.  A few minutes later an intense white light flooded their living room from outside. Looking out, they could see some kind of luminous flat platform approaching the shoreline, and on top of the platform stood a four-foot-tall man. He wore a one-piece white outfit with gloves and boots, a very wide belt, and a large helmet with a dark visor that completely covered his face. The source of the white light was a luminous white sphere directly on top of the platform, which emitted some type of multicolored smoke. Upon seeing this the couple screamed, causing the platform and its occupant to return back to the hovering object offshore. At this point the witnesses returned back inside and did not see the object depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 70, citing Jorge Martin, Enigma, issue # 1).

1982 - In Botucatu, State of Sao Paolo, Brazil Joao Valeiro da Silva was awakened at 2:00 a.m. by a noise in his backyard. He opened the door and was confronted by two strange little men and a woman, each about three feet tall, and wearing brilliant blue coveralls. They approached him, holding their palms upward as if to show they carried no weapons. Despite the friendly gesture the witness fainted, and nobody missed him until early next morning when his brother Simeon awoke early at 5:00 a.m. and tiptoed into his room to borrow some antacid medicine. He noticed Joao was missing and what looked like signs of a struggle, so he awakened the household. His family found Joao lying outside, nude and unconscious, and alongside him was his clothing in a rumpled pile. They rushed him to hospital where he recovered two hours later. Although Joao did not remember being taken onboard a craft, he remembered that he found himself in a hospital-like operating room, and the same small beings were there that had appeared at his door. They wore clothing that looked it was made from a rubber material. They talked to him and 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. A naked girl then entered the room. She had long hair, was tanned or dark, and carried an instrument about a foot long. When she grasped his head he lost consciousness. An subsequent interview with his family disclosed that a "sickly smelling oily substance" had covered his nude body. Da Silva also complained that his genitals "were burning". (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, citing Gray Barker's UFO Annual 1983).

1989 - At 9:20 p.m. a delta-shaped object passed low over a road south of Plombieres, Belgium. It had two large lights in front, and was silent. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 45).

1989 - In Pensacola, Florida at 6:30 p.m. a huge glowing object was filmed at it hovered over the Gulf of Mexico, then moved west. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 218, citing UFO Newsclipping Service).

1989 - Driving on Highway 98 near Gulf Breeze, Florida at 9:45 p.m. a 50-year-old woman saw a dark arrowhead-shaped object in the sky. She parked her car to watch. The object rapidly and silently descended and hovered near power substation, then its bright lights came on. (Source: Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1990, p. 21, citing Carol and Rex Salisberry, case # 900422B).

1989 - Two very large triangular objects, 100 feet above the ground, were encountered in the Midway area of Gadsden county, Florida at 10:00 p.m. They caused unspecified electromagnetic effects on the car. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 219, citing UFO Newsclipping Service).

1992 - A 62-year-old man in Valley View, South Australia first heard a rushing wind noise, then saw a huge half-oval shaped UFO at tree top level. It was orange/copper in color and had a black underside. It stopped 100 meters away. There were three flashing exhaust vents underneath the craft, which was rotating counter-clockwise, 5-6 exhaust vents in the rear of the object, and two rudders. It climbed away. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia, case SA92035).

1994 -  Guards at a factory in Guiyang, Guizhou, in southern China described a close encounter with a UFO at 3:30 a.m. It had two very brilliant spotlights, changing colors from yellow to green to red. It passed through the area making a noise like a locomotive engine. There was large scale tree damage, over an area of 160 square meters of forest, having cut through some trees that were three meters tall, yet leaving some trees that were interspersed untouched. One worker was reportedly thrown several meters through the air during the close encounter. (Sources: Paul Dong, UFO Magazine, April 2000, p. 38; Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 156).

1995 - At 9:04 a.m. a huge rectangular object with several red and white "V" stripes on it crossed within 330 meters of an Airbus 330 airliner flying near Orly Airport in Paris, France. It had 5-6 "exhaust pipes" on the rear. It then vanished. The sighting was brief and lasted no more than 6 seconds. There was an occurrence of anomalous radar echoes in the Central European surveillance area on this day. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 47; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 109).

1998 - At retired U.S. Air Force man in Cross Lanes, West Virginia sighted a silver disc-shaped object swaying in the sky above a Boeing 727 airliner. He then witnessed a military jet come to chase the object, which then shot straight up and was gone in a flash. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #18071, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 3, number 48).

2000 - At 6:45 p.m. in Galway, New York two lights were seen moving in a circular motion, just above the trees, for several minutes. They then became erratic in their movements. The sighting lasted a total of 5 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Nov. 2000 webpage).

2000 - A farmer on his farm southeast of Lincoln, Nebraska heard his dogs barking loudly at around 7:00 p.m. He looked outside and noticed a very bright light in one of his fields, so he decided to walk out there with his dogs. However, the dogs were afraid and refused to follow him. As he got closer to where the lights were located they suddenly turned off, and he decided to go back to the farm home. When he got back his dogs acted aggressively toward him, as if they didn't recognize him. He then ran upstairs to the second floor and used his binoculars to search the field. He could now see a lighted disc-shaped object on or near the ground, and he was able to see what looked like lighted windows on the object. Next, he noticed movement in a thicket near the disc, and suddenly a figure moved quickly from the thicket to the object. Shortly after this the object brightened and took off. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18152; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3490, both citing Filer's Files, issue # 49).

2004 - A diamond-shaped object was observed hovering in the sky in North Bay, Nipissing County, Ontario, Canada at 5:00 a.m. It then dashed towards the front of a house, and then suddenly vanished. It had candle-like white lights with a purple hued. The sighting lasted 5 minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 825, citing NUFORC).

2008 - At 3:30 a.m. a rectangular flying object with strobing multi-colored lights moved over three witnesses in a car in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and then hovered for awhile. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 936).

Written by Donald A. Johnson. (Revised 30 November 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reaction: dogs barking, disc-shaped UFOs, ground marks and tree damage, human looking UFO occupant, landings with ground traces, levitation, missing time, multi-year reports from England, Italy and South Australia, pendulum motion, police reports, rectangular UFOs, sexual encounters, short humanoids, silver UFOs, tall humanoid, triangular UFOs, vehicle EM ignition interference effects; V-shaped UFOs; white uniforms; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson