On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 6

1952 - A cigar-shaped object was seen in Oran, Algeria at 6:30 p.m. At 7:28 p.m. two witnesses onboard an Air France DC-4 flying over Draguignan, Var, France sighted a white luminous object that looked like an elongated egg with a bluish-white tail. (Sources: (1) Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1987, p. 18; (2) Aime Michel, The World of Flying Saucers, p. 145; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 19).

1954 - In the predawn hours a 30-year-old mechanic, Joseph Roy, was returning home by motorcycle on National Highway 51 from Reims to Rethel, France. Near the Isles-sur-Suippe he noticed a sharp reddish gleam on the road ahead of him. It suddenly disappeared, and when he arrived at the point where he had seen the light he noticed an odd looking object in a field. It was about three meters in length and had the form of a large artillery shell with several portholes on the front. He was also able to distinguish a vague dark silhouette of a small humanoid figure. However, seized with fright he did not stay longer to investigate and sped away as quickly as he could. Three other workmen reported seeing the same gleaming light in the area.  (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-23 (A0280), citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 126; Alain Gamard, UFO Register, volume 7 (1978), p. 43).

1954 - At 7:15 a.m. a 1.2 meter tall hairy dwarf was seen next to a sphere that was 10 meter in diameter. The object made a jet powered takeoff, leaving behind ground traces. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case , citing Dominique Weinstein).

1954 - At 7:15 p.m. an astronomer named Potter and one other witness in Norwich, England viewed a domed disc hovering for three minutes through a telescope. It had lit windows in the dome, and at one point made a 180 degree turn. (Sources: Leonard L. Cramp, Piece for a Jig-Saw, p. 374; Gavin Gibbons, The Coming of the Space Ships, p. 140).

1954 - On this evening Mr. and Mrs. Laroche from Paris saw a fiery sphere land near Chantonnay, Monchamps, France. At 9:30 p.m. near the military barracks in La Fere, Aisne, France two soldiers saw a strange luminous torpedo-shaped object on the ground 300 meters away. As one of them approached the four meter long craft, which stood about 80 cm high, he found himself paralyzed.  Finally, at 10:30 p.m. two women, Mrs. Salabrino and her adult daughter, saw a whitish light in the western sky in Villers-le-Lac, France. It seemed to slowly approach the ground, and was later seen between the railway station and the bridge 100 meters away from their house. When it moved, a very bright light was visible under its dark mass. It gave off a flow of sparks and rose, hovered for a moment, and then flew away rapidly. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 200-201; (2) The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 12; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 127; (3) Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 138).

1959 - At 8:15 p.m. U.S. Army Lt. Colonel L. Liggett and two members of his family sighted a round yellowish-white nocturnal light southeast of Lincoln, Nebraska that made several abrupt turns in the sky at very fast speeds for two minutes. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6543; Don Berliner, Project Blue Book Unknowns, p. 28).

1959 - On this night an Air National Guard T-33 aircraft with a pilot and co-pilot aboard chased a glowing UFO over Forrest City, Arkansas. It flew too fast to get any photos. (Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 256)

1964 - At 12:30 a.m. a thirty-foot in diameter silver domed disc hovered 30 feet over nearby trees in a cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts only 150 feet from the two male witnesses. It had a glowing bottom. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated October 8, 1964; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, pp. 23 & 330).

Haverhill, Massachusetts CE-I UFO - 1964

Sketch of Haverhill, Massachusetts UFO - 1964

1967 - At seven o'clock in the evening numerous strong radar targets were detected at the same time that elliptical, fuzzy objects with red and green lights were seen overhead at Vandenburg AFB, California. At least two objects were picked up on five separate radars. Scrambled jet fighters did not find them. They moved at speeds of 80 knots, and changed altitude. Most targets were over the ocean. The various Air Force explanations of mirages, birds, and anomalous propagation have been judged to be lacking in credibility. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1968, p. 6; Gordon D. Thayer, in Edward U. Condon (ed.) Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 171; UNICAT, case # 679).

1967 - An abduction and sexual encounter occurred in Belfast, Northern Ireland at 10:45 p.m. Eugene Browne was walking home from a jazz club when he saw a craft in the sky. A yellow light came from it, which danced around him and made him feel dizzy and soon lose consciousness. He awoke on an exam table in a windowless, oblong room that was lit by a blue light from the floor. He was strapped by metal bands attached to an apparatus on the side of the table. Four men and a woman surrounded him; although they were human in appearance they had a bluish aura. The tallest was dressed in a dark one-piece uniform and said, "at last, someone who will do," and released him. The woman had long blond hair, high cheekbones and was very fair with a freckled complexion. He had sex with her and she told him they were "from another galaxy" and were experimenting to obtain human seed. Afterwards he was tied up and told it would not be long before he was returned. He blacked out again and recovered in a field about a mile from his original location. He had been abducted for about 40 minutes. He saw the object leave, which took off with a whistling sound as it retracted its tripod landing gear and flew off. He reportedly suffered somephysiological effects after the encounter. (Source: Charles Bowen, FSR, January-February 1970, p. 25).

1970 - At 4:30 a.m. two married couples, the Morrises and the Willies, traveling together on US Highway 63 twelve miles north of Rolla, Missouri had a close encounter with a luminous crescent-shaped object that descended very rapidly. The UFO appeared to have a saw-toothed bottom edge, and seemed to be dripping a liquid. It approached to within 50 feet of the ground, and then took off at a 70 degree angle at high speed, leaving behind a glowing trail. (Source: Kansas City Times, October 6, 1973; Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, August 1971, p. 18).

1973 - Shortly after midnight a married couple in St.-Mathias-de-Chambly, Quebec saw bright lights on their property. Later that morning they observed a dome like a "tent" about a third of a mile away. A second, smaller object emerged from it and moved across the ground to a distance of about 200 feet from them. Five figures of small stature, wearing bright yellow garments and helmets, moved quickly back and forth between the two objects for a time. When the witnesses next looked, both the objects and the humanoids had vanished. Ground traces were found at the sight the next day consisting of three rectangular imprints arranged in a triangle with 34 foot sides. There was a 50 foot in diameter circle of burnt grass, and a second circle 12 feet in diameter next to a spring. The daughter, who investigated, subsequently suffered from nausea and headaches. (Sources: Canadian UFO Report, Spring 1974, p. 22; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1974, p. 1; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher: HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-29; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids; UNICAT, case # 512).

1975 - On this night in Santa Clara, California three witnesses had a close encounter with a saucer-shaped disc with a bluish white glow underneath. (Source: CUFOS News Bulletin, February 1976, p. 8).

1976 - At 7:20 p.m. six witnesses saw a domed disc-shaped object over a factory in Rive-de-Gier, Loire, France. A figure was seen moving about inside the dome. The object turned extremely bright and shot away rapidly to the east. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1979).

1977 - A housewife in Fiesole, Italy had gone to visit the pediatric ward of the local hospital, and was looking out the window at 10 p.m. when she noticed a pulsating red light on the ground beside a nearby hill. It was the apparent size of a full moon. Moments later two similar pulsating lights descended at a 45 degree angle and came down near the witness. The woman opened the window and was able to see one of the lights dim, then stop and hover, as if preparing to land. At this point she was joined by other witnesses. The light turned silvery white in color and landed. It then began changing colors, first to red and then to silvery white. When the color was silvery white two human like figures could be seen moving slowly inside the length of the illuminated object. The other witnesses became tired of watching after awhile, and left to got to bed. Later, the original witness saw another light appear again in the same location. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 1532, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

1979 - The witness had been watching television late at night by himself in Toms River, New Jersey when around midnight a sense of apprehension overcame him and an intense blue light appeared inside the room. It brightened and then faded. The witness armed himself with a handgun and went outside to investigate. He saw a bright light among the nearby trees. Something then touched his neck and he dropped his gun and fell to the ground, unable to move. Several shadowy, short humanoids came up to him. They had bright eyes, long fingers, and skinny arms. The beings seemed weak and fearful of him. They also felt cold to the touch. A light surrounded the witness and he floated towards a black cloud with a light inside. He next remembered being in a room where the beings touched him with lights and "drained him of energy." The beings never spoke to or otherwise communicated with the witness. (Sources: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery ; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 495, citing Bullard).

1979 - A 28-year-old stone mason and his companion driving between Capulin and Des Moines, New Mexico at three o'clock in the morning had a close encounter with an octagonal UFO that came in low in front of the car. It was several times larger than the Moon, with light that was shining through sections of the object. It appeared to be metallic, with bolts "like a tank," and passed slowly and silently over the car headed eastbound. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 14).

1990 - At 6:00 p.m. two police officers, Jacques Belanger and Stephan Filiatrault, driving on Route 317 in Thurso, Papineau County, Quebec, Canada encountered a bizarre looking creature about 1.50 meters to 1.80 meters in height and about 50 meters away from their vehicle. The figure had two long legs and two huge round phosphorescent red eyes. When the two officers stopped and attempted to approach the creature it quickly disappeared into some nearby woods. Its feet did not appear to touch the ground as it moved. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2353, citing the 1990 Canadian UFO Survey, Marc LeDuc, CASUFO).

1990 - A close up photograph was taken of a circular object with a dome on top and colored lights around the rim in Eveleth, Minnesota. The object made a low rumbling sound. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 929).

1990 - At 9:45 p.m. a 32-year-old salesman in Malden, Massachusetts had a close encounter with a gray metallic disc-shaped object that  hovered over a church 350 feet away. It had six lights on its perimeter. First it was seen hovering, then it moved about 400 feet in less than a second to hide behind some trees, and finally it vanished after being in sight for 15 seconds. The man reported that he felt a vibration in his head during the encounter. (Source: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 17).

1993 - At 9:10 p.m. two witnesses driving on the A52 highway in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England had a close encounter with an H-shaped UFO that changed shape to a disc, then changed back again to an H-shape. It followed their car for five minutes and had flashing lights. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16198).

1993 - At 8:30 p.m. in the suburbs of Montgomery, Alabama a woman driving home on a clear night saw a UFO low over a nearby vacant lot. It was round and had a flattened top and bottom, and she described it as shaped like a woman's compact. It had red and green lights around its perimeter, as well as four roving spotlights. She continued driving home and went back to look for it again ten minutes later, but by this time the object had gone. (Source: Jerold R. Johnson, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1994, p. 14).

2005 - At 1:15 a.m. an object trailed by a military aircraft flew over Coon Rapids, Minnesota at a high rate of speed, knocking out electrical power in homes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

2005 - A cigar-shaped object was seen leaning to the left as it moved through storm clouds over Huachuca City, Arizona at 5:30. It moved to lean to the right, and then became a dot and moved toward another large storm cloud. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded Feb. 14, 2006).

2006 - At 5:30 p.m. four people standing in their front yard in Grand Rapids, Michigan watched a silver cigar-shaped craft that moved slowly across the sky, and then suddenly picked up speed and quickly vanished. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2006 webpage, report uploaded Oct. 30, 2006).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 5 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aircraft UFO encounters, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, dome-shaped UFOs and domed discs, ground traces, levitation, ovoid UFO, physiological effects:headaches, nausea and paralysis, radar visual confirmation, sexual encounter, short humanoids, yellow uniforms.

© Donald A. Johnson