Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1954 - Beruges, France. A farmer, Edouard Thebault, age 31, awoke at 4:15 a.m. to see a luminous object, two or three meters in diameter, emitting a beam of light that swept the countryside. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 129).
1954 - St.-Jean-d'Asse, France. Mr. Alexandre Tremblay, a café owner, was driving on Route N138 at 6:20 a.m. when he saw an intense, blue light coming toward him. The object producing it was a one-meter long cigar, red and blue in color. The engine and headlights of his vehicle died. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 220; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 129-130).
1954 - Hennezis, France. At 6:30 p.m. Claude and Francoise Lanssellin, ages 10 and 9, witnessed the landing of a luminous, red object. It was shaped like a half egg (sliced lengthwise), They saw two occupants who looked like normal men. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219; Jimmy Guieu, Black Out sur les Soucoupes Volantes, pp. 199-202; Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 182; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 132-133).
1954 - Plozevet, France. Early in the day the crew of several fishing boats at sea saw a luminous, orange-colored object over the coast, apparently surrounded by dense smoke. Villagers in Plozevet saw the same object and stated independently that it came within 10 meters of the ground, then flew away to the southeast. (Sources: France-Soir, October 9, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 131).
1954 - Two red mushroom-shaped objects, six feet in diameter, landed this morning in Mendionde, France. Two little men, 2.5 feet tall stood beside it, speaking an unknown language and gesticulating to the witness to come closer. However, when he did they shut the door in his face, and the UFO took off straight up. The grass at the site was crushed and turned yellow. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1689).
1954 - Jettingen, France. A railroad employee, Rene Ott, saw a mushroom-shaped object three meters in diameter, in a field three meters away from Route N16 and one meter above the ground. A luminous rectangle, like a door, was seen on the side. It took off and flew about five meters over the head of the witness, following him to the next village. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 143; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 219).
1954 - Monteux, France. At 2:30 p.m. Rene Margaillon, a farmer, was traveling between Monteux and Althen-des-Paluds when saw a metallic object that had landed in a field. It was hemispherical, about 2.5 meters in diameter. The witness gasped for air and felt "paralyzed." (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 145; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 220; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 131).
1954 - A red ovoid object was seen in Eurre, Drome, France at 7 o'clock in the evening. (Source: Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 133).
1954 - Marcel Guyot was coming home from work at 7:30 p.m. near the village of St.-Etienne-sous-Barbuise, France, and his son Jacques followed the same road 10 minutes later. Both saw three objects on the ground at a railroad crossing that gave off a bright white light. One was circular, the other two were cigar-shaped. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 146; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 220).
1954 - Mr. Sebelli saw an object land in the village of Bompas, France shortly before midnight. He called his neighbors, and they observed the departure of the craft. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 146; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 220).
1959 - Eastern Airlines flight 541, flying over Virginia at 3:10 a.m., was paced by a cigar-shaped object for ten minutes. The craft had illuminated portholes. At approximately the same time (8:00 p.m. New Zealand time) a large white, domed shaped mass flew quickly toward the west over Fairlie, New Zealand, and was gone from sight behind some hills. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases 5835 & 5836).
1964 - At 3:30 p.m. a grayish black wingless object w two stubby fins in the rear portion followed a C-119 "flying boxcar" transport plane over Waltham, Massachusetts. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 24).
1968 - A cigar-shaped object flew rapidly to the south over Lagoa Rodrigo, Brazil at 9:20 a.m. A jet aircraft attempted to follow it, but the UFO was much faster. On this same day a 42-foot diameter circle was found in Ngatea, New Zealand. The circle was somewhat radioactive and the plants inside the circle were bone-dry as if completely dehydrated. (Source: Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 74; Data-Net Report, January 1970, p. 11).
1974 - In the predawn hours on this day in Plant City, Florida a motorcyclist had his engine and all its electrical system die. He had been traveling at 70 mph when suddenly there appeared a UFO right behind him, moving at the same speed. After the ignition system failure he coasted to the roadside and the UFO shot off toward the northeast. (Source: Tampa (FL) Neighbor, October 16, 1974).
1974 - After being summoned telepathically to a remote desert spot near Chilca, Peru the witness saw a luminous, disc-shaped object land this night. It touched down nearby on four legs like protrusions. A door opened and a very tall blond man wearing a silvery outfit came out. The being communicated via telepathy with the witness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case #282, citing Lisa Rome, UFO Universe, June-July 1991).
1975 - Robert Suffern of Three Mile Lake reported that a UFO
landed about 13 miles northwest of Bracebridge, Ontario on this
night, and he almost ran over one of its occupants with his car. Mr.
Suffern said the craft was about 12-14 feet across, nine feet high, and
circular in shape. "There was a black strip running around the
circumference, and what looked to be a small platform at the bottom of the
vehicle." Mr. Suffern said he found the craft while driving around to
investigate "a glow in the sky" seen by his sister, and who telephoned him
to say she thought his barn might be on fire.
Mr. Suffern turned his car around and headed home. However, when he reached the top of the hill, he had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting "some sort of creature." The being was the height of the car fender. It was humanoid in appearance and wore a globe-shaped helmet, and walked like a midget. The helmet was slightly lighter in color and the "spacesuit" was like tin foil that had been crushed and flattened out. The creature turned, took three or four steps, vaulted over a fence, and disappeared. Suffern raced back to his house and arrived in time to see the object hover near his home before crossing the lake. He was badly shaken by the incident. "It's all right to think what you would do…but when it actually happens, you are scared because you are dealing with the unknown." (Source: Bob Gribble, "Looking Back October 1975", National UFO Reporting Center website).
1977 - Nine disc-shaped UFOs circled a Soviet Navy submarine tender on this day. The radio, electronics, and on-board communications were all disrupted. (Source: Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A cosmic Samizdat, p. 29).
1979 - Four 15-year-old youngsters were playing in a field in Heiloo, Netherlands at around seven p.m. when they encountered several strange luminous flashes and lights around them. They soon saw what appeared to be a luminous "mass" behind some nearby bushes. One of them approached and was confronted by a tall humanoid with a large human-like face. The being had white hair and large, red, almond-shaped protruding eyes. The figure wore a shiny white robe. One of the other boys then approached on a bicycle and saw three other similar figures standing immobile about 50 meters away. Apparently a total of seven humanoids were encountered at one time or another for the next hour. They seemed to be able to move around from one place to another in an instant. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1487, citing Hans Van Kampen).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 02 September 2004).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: Aircraft pacing, cigar-shaped or fuselage-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, dome-shaped UFOs (hemispherical, mushroom, and "half-egg" shaped), EM vehicle interference effects, landings, multi-colored UFOs, orange UFOs, paralysis, red UFOs, short humanoids, fish-bowl helmet, crinkled metallic suit, tall Nordic humanoid, tall humanoids, unintelligible language, vertical ascent, white robes.