On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 5

1914 - At Silver Bell Siding in Tasmania, Australia a lighted object appeared traveling from MacQuarie Heads to Mount Dundas. Two lights were distinctly visible, and intermittent rays of light were thrown to the ground. (Source: Australasian Ufologist, January 2001, p. 43).

1950 - While flying over Van Nuys, California at 7:32 p.m., a CAL airliner had a near collision with a luminous object that looked like a flying wing without a fuselage. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, 1950).

1954 - There are 43 UFO reports recorded for this date in UFOCAT, including nine close encounters. Five reports are from North Africa, one each from Germany and Italy, and the rest are from France, which was at the center of a massive wave of UFO sightings. Below are summaries of some of the more interesting cases. Click on map to see the distribution of European cases.

1954 - Roverbello, Italy. A red clad being who spoke an unknown language approached a fisherman. It quickly left when the witness called to his wife. (Source: Newspaper clipping, October 7, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218).

1954 - Loctudy, France. At 4:00 a.m. a baker, Mr. P. Lucas, was draining water from a well when he noticed an object some distance away. It was circular and about three meters in diameter. From it emerged a dwarf with an oval-shaped face, covered with hair, and big eyes "as large as raven eggs." The short being touched him on the shoulder and spoke to him in an unknown language. The dwarf then went away and the object took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218).

1954 - An Egyptian military officer in Behnay, Egypt photographed a "rotating saucer." (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 232).

1954 - At 6:30 a.m., east of Le Mans, France on Route N23, some Renault employees were going to work when they saw by the road a luminous object on the ground and felt a prickling sensation and a form of paralysis. The glowing UFO emitted a burst of green light and flew away, very low over the fields. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218).

1954 -Mertrud, France. A road crew member, Mr. Narcy, saw an object near the road between Voillecomte and La Neuville at 7:15 a.m. In a report to the police, he stated he saw a hairy dwarf wearing an orange tight fitting jacket climb aboard the craft, which consisted of a cigar-shaped section under a flat disk. Between the two sections was a kind of porthole through which the entity entered the object. Traces were found at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218).

1954 - In Wassy, France a golden-orange sphere with a dome on top plunged to the ground and bounced several times across a field this morning. The witness, Mr. G. Oldut, saw a one-meter tall dwarf emerge and then re-enter the craft. It rose up into the sky and disappeared. (Source: Paris Radar, October 17, 1954; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT Humanoid Report Database).

1954 - At 11:45 a.m. in Bordeaux, France, five people saw two bright metallic discs fly over a factory. (Source: Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 125).

1954 - Ten kilometers from Beaumont, France several people saw an flying object coming toward them and getting brighter at 3:45 in the afternoon. When it was about 150 meters away they felt "a strange sensation" and found themselves unable to move. The object left a smell compared to that of nitrobenzene. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 218).

1954 - A farmer saw a humanoid occupant inside a UFO on this evening in Cote du Nord, France. (Source: Jimmy Guieu, Fying Saucers come from another world, p. 195; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 217).

1957 - Sao Francisco de Sales, Brazil. Antonio Villas-Boas could not sleep because of the heat, so he opened the shudders on his house and saw a silvery glow in the yard. The light began to move and left going over his house. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 259).

1959 - Admiral Hyman Rickover's submarine the SSN Sea Dragon detected an unidentified submerged object outside Portsmouth, New Hampshire harbor on this day. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 994).

1965 - Fout saucer-shaped objects, the size of airliners, flew over Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in a diamond formation. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 118). On this same day sheriff deputies in Coldwater, Michigan saw a yellowish-white UFO hovering and moving around in the sky. It shot straight up at high speed as it departed. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-year Report, p. 171).

1966 - A boy in Potomac, Maryland saw a disc-shaped object with a transparent dome and a row of lights, at ground level. It rose at high speed, emitting a "heat wave," and was lost in the clouds. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 800).

1970 - At 4:00 a.m. at the Sturgeon Bay Hospital in Wisconsin, a nurse was called by an upset patient. He said he saw "monkeys" outside his window, swinging from the trees and sitting on the window ledge. She opened the drapes and saw a hovering yellowish-green, balloon-shaped object emitting a white light beam. At 4:15 a.m. a red object with beams of bright light was sighted in Walsh, Illinois. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1970, p. 4; November-December, p. 1).

1970 - At 6:10 a.m. in Sheerwater, Nova Scotia radar picked up an unidentified flying object, and an orange, yellow, and green object trailing white smoke and emitting a high-pitched whine. Horses were frightened by the presence of the UFO. At 9:00 a.m. a 59-year-old woman in saw a luminous orange object descend very low over some houses in Montreal, Quebec. She described the object as a very luminous orange circle surrounded by a sparkling white halo. Inside the circle she saw a small black object pivoting upon itself. During this time she realized that she was paralyzed and couldn't move. After a minute the object ascended rapidly into the sky, leaving a long trail behind it. She wanted to get some air and stepped out onto her balcony. She confronted a very heavy mist and a strong odor, which had a choking effect upon her. She went back inside, fainted, came to 10-15 minutes later with her eyes burning, her head feeling hot and heavy, and quite stunned. She felt electrical jolts in her body, and her hair had turned yellow in color. Her diabetes also manifested itself in an alarming fashion. UFO report involving physiological effects occurred in Quebec City, Quebec. At 9:00 p.m. that night in Saint-Romuald, Quebec two witnesses saw a elongated, luminous flying object. Their car radio had heavy static during the sighting. (Sources: FSR, November-December 1970, p. 29; Montreal Le Petit Journal, November 10, 1971).

1972 - In Remans, Belgium at 1 o'clock in the morning a 20-meter in diameter disc hovered over a car, illuminating the car's interior and the surrounding area in a green color, It flew off toward the south-southwest, but came back again at 4:40 a.m. and landed. Later that evening in Verdugo, California three discs flew at a low altitude toward the south. They had red glowing rims. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1973; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1973, p. 3).

1973 - At 1:30 a.m. an X-shaped UFO buzzed a car in Launac, France. It ascended and flew off to the horizon within seconds. It made no sound during this close encounter. At 5:20 a.m. in Nohant-en-Gout, France there was another case involving fog or mist. A motorcycle stalled as a luminous ovoid object approached and hovered, with smoke or fog underneath. A being two-meters tall appeared suddenly, put a hand on the witness's shoulder. The creature was wearing a large helmet and had slit eyes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1974).

1973 - Another case involving a UFO and mist or fog occurred in Oracle Junction, Arizona on this day. At 6:20 p.m. in Laurel, Indiana a disc the size of a house, with three segments on the bottom, hovered for three minutes. At 7:20 p.m. hundreds of phone calls were received by the police in Connersville, Indiana about a circle of light that was seen in the sky making several passes over the area at high speeds and a low altitude. A third case of this day involving a UFO surrounded by mist or vapor occurred in El Centro, California. At 8:00 p.m. a large, disc-shaped object surrounded by glistening vapor rose to 1200 feet altitude, turned, then shot away leaving a vapor trail. (Sources: Bob Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case 0095 for 1973; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 676; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 38; APRO Bulletin, January-February 1976, p. 1).

1973 - At 3:35 a.m. Helen Hoag of North Miami, Florida--who had previously seen mysterious multi-colored lights outside her window--decided to make an attempt to communicate with them using telepathy. Moments later she unexpectedly found herself inside a circular control room, onboard a V-shaped craft. A beautiful tall blond woman greeted her. She wore shiny pale-blue pants, a jeweled scarf, and a headband. The woman introduced herself then a taller man wearing a silvery white suit appeared and introduced himself as the captain. There was a metallic pole in the center of the craft that flashed in multi-colored hues of light; and it seemed to be part of the flight control mechanism. She was taken to a soft contour chair and given a peach-colored liquid to drink. She was later shown a huge viewing screen on which she was given different messages. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 1379; Glenn McWane & David Graham, The New UFO Sightings).

1976 - A farmer in Torrita, Victoria found two circles seven meters apart, each 5.5 meters in diameter. The grass inside the circles had been swirled and burnt. At 9:40 p.m. in Drumchapel, Scotland Mr. B. Goodwin watched a silver ball descend and then as it approached the ground it swung back-and-forth in a pendulum motion. The UFO suddenly shot straight up and disappeared into the night sky. (Sources: Australasian Ufologist, April 1993, p. 24; Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The secret history of Scotland's UFO phenomenon, p. 59).

1978 - In Palpala, Argentina at 8 o'clock in the evening, two witnesses, Barrionuevo and Mercado, saw an alien being with a light attached to its chest through a kitchen window. It was very tall, with ugly eyes, a face marked as if with scratches, a reddish-orange neck, and white hair. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1978, p. 15).

1980 - On this night near Ta Kang, China several sailors off the coast in a ship on the Yellow Sea, including a witness named Hung, saw a reddish cone-shaped object with an intense bluish-green electric-arc glow fly overhead. It was close enough that they were able to feel heat from the object. (Source: FSR, March 1983, p. 24).

1981 - One of the events following the Breiland abduction occurred on this day in Victoria, British Columbia. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon two men, dressed in dark clothes, visited the abductee. They were stiff and expressionless, their eyes were unblinking and they talked and walked mechanically. Their eyes also appeared not to reflect light. They seemed unaccustomed to typical manners or customs. After they left they vanished without leaving footprints on the ground. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume I: Comparative Study of Abductions, p. 202.)

1984 - Astronomer and UFO expert J. Allen Hynek, accompanied by field investigators Philip Imbrogno and Dennis, saw a "Ferris wheel" shaped UFO in the sky in Hudson Valley, New York that turned on its side and then disappeared. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno & Bob Pratt, Night Seige: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 151).

1985 - Whitley Streiber reported that he was abducted on this night near Middletown, New York. He remembered fog and a blue light before the missing time experience. (Source: Whitley Streiber, Communion, p. 9).

1989 - Cars were chased in Portland, Victoria, Australia by a cluster of very bright lights. The UFO continued to the east out over the sea. (Source: FSR, March 1990).

1991 - On this night in Szecsenyfelfalu, Hungary a luminous sphere followed a truck home. It then emitted green beams of light, and changed its shape into an ovoid object. A video of a UFO was taken on this same night in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Thirty residents and a team of MUFON investigators saw a red sphere, and took photographs and videos (Source: Phenomena, issue no. 6; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case 1161).

1995 - At 10 o'clock in the morning a metallic, rectangular object was seen hovering over the desert outside of Chinle, Arizona. It was sighted again four times. Eleven aircraft seemed to be chasing it. Later that evening, a large cigar-shaped craft with bright lights hovered over the desert north of Las Vegas, Nevada at 7:00 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, 1995 report).

1996 - A huge pyramid-shaped object was seem from an Embraer-712 aircraft 35 miles east of Pelotas Airport, Brazil at 10:30 a.m. A disc was seen emerging vertically from the top of the bigger object. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p 48).

2000 - At 9:10 p.m. an object resembling a giant disc "with a bite taken out of the bottom," with yellow, orange and blue lights, markings, and a dark circle in the center, hovered over some woods in Middleton Wood, England. A videotape was made as the object seemed to expand and get smaller. It also emitted pulses of light. Later in Bradford, England at 10:40 p.m. a large UFO was viewed through binoculars as it stood almost upright with bright lights at each end. It had white and amber lights, and a red strobe light was running up and down the length of the objects between the ends. It passed behind a church tower at a fairly low altitude. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), January 2001, pp. 58-59).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 August 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions, blue light beam, car pursuits, metallic disc-shaped UFOs, dome-discs, Ferris wheel UFOs, free-will abduction, green glow, hairy dwarf humanoids, human-looking UFO occupants, light beams, luminous UFOs, Men-in-Black, mist or fog, multi-colored UFOs, odor, orange UFOs, orange or red-clad humanoids, paralysis, pendulum motion, prickling sensation, red UFOs, shape-changing UFO, telepathy, unknown language, very tall humanoids, videotapes, whining sound.