On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 10

1935 -  A military witness at Nobby's Head, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia took a photograph of a circular flying object at ten p.m. The object, seen revolving on its vertical axis, had clearly visible details, and flew off to the north. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 35).

1944 - A bicyclist in Alghult, Sweden reported that on this evening a beam of light from a luminous flying sphere struck the small generator used on the bicycle to generate electricity for the headlamp.  The UFO hovered over some nearby woods, then vanished. (Source: Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century, p. 24).

1951 - A cigar-shaped object crossed the sky ten miles east of St. Croix, Wisconsin. It made a slight dive, levelled off, then accelerated out of sight. (Source: Project Grudge Report #3; January 31, 1952; Project Blue Book, October 1951; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 56).

1952 - At 6:30 p.m. three enlisted men at Otis AFB, Massachusetts watched a blinking white light swing in the sky like a pendulum for 20 minutes. It then shot straight up. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2155; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - On or about this day a large group of farmers in Mahallat, Iran witnessed a luminous hemispherical object land. It emitted multi-colored beams of light. The central part of the object appeared to be metallic. The object suddenly shot straight up and was soon gone from sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case 224).

1954 - At around 2:00 a.m. in Epoisses, Côte-d'Or, France between Epoisses and Toutry, Daniel Grapin and Francois Bolatre, two topographers, saw a luminous sphere 3.5 meters in diameter on the ground near Route N454. The encounter lasted four minutes. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case 225; Jimmy Guieu, Flying Saucers Come from Another World, p. 208; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 141).

1954 - At 4:30 a.m. a bulging ovoid object was seen on the road ahead in Cavanac, Aude, France. It gave off sparks, and took off vertically making no noise during its ascent. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3845).

1954 - In the predawn hours four beings 1.2 meters tall were busy underneath a blue cigar-shaped object hovering 1.5 meters over a field in Rinckerode, Lower Saxony, Germany. The witness was a 42-year-old man named Hogl. They had thin legs, broad chests, large heads, and they wore rubber suits.They re-entered the craft via a ladder; the object then tilted to one side, and shot up and away at an angle. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 47).

1954 - At 6:15 a.m. Michel Toutain was bicycling in Marville-Moutier-Brule, Eure-et-Loir department, France when he saw a red ball of light above which was a greenish circular disc resembling the cover of a washbasin, four meters in diameter. Inside the green dome he could see that there were four dark silhouettes. He was unable to advance towards the object, stopped by some unseen force. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 141, citing La Gazette Francaise, October 16, 1954).

1954 - At 6:30 a.m. Roger Thiriet, a jailer in the Ecouvres detention center, was riding his motorcycle in Charmes-la-Cote, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France when he suddenly saw an aluminum-colored object shaped like a plate, with a dome on top and two portholes. It was about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It took off immediately. (Sources: France Soir, October 21, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case 227).

1954 - At 2:02 p.m. a math professor, Mr. Bon, observed a silvery disc about seven meters in diameter rise silently from a point about 250 meters to the side of the road in St-Germain-de-Livet, Calvados, France. Spinning, it dove towards the ground from an altitude of about 800 meters, then flew off horizontally at a dizzying speed. (Sources: France Soir, October 14, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case 228).

1954 - In the evening at Saillat-sur-Vienne, Haute-Vienne, France Mssr. Roger Gayout and his family saw a very bright object come very close to the ground. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 162; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223-224, case 229).

1954 - Quarouble, Nord, France. At 11:30 p.m. a second landing with occupants was witnessed here by Marius Dewilde and his four-year-old son. A disc, six meters in diameter and about one meter tall, landed again on the railroad tracks. Seven little men about one meter tall emerged from the craft and spoke in an unknown language. The craft then vanished without noise or smoke. Traces larger than the first, and symmetrical, were observed. Dewilde refused to report the case to the authorities. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 158; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 223, case 226).

1956 - At 10:30 p.m. three balls of light flew from north to south over Villamassargia, Sardegna, Italy and then circled an arriving 60 foot long cigar-shaped object. There were several witnesses, and the sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1963, p. 3; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, p. 82; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 45).

1957 - At 2:30 in the afternoon Mrs. Edward Yeager, who lived in a trailer on the Duanesburg Church Road in Schenectady, New York near Mariaville, saw a circular UFO go down behind a hill. Two minutes later it flew up again and was very bright. The next day she was feeding her animals and the animals ran away when the same or a similar object came down within two meters of the ground. Two dark little men came out of the craft and went into the woods. The object remained there for two minutes, then left. A search for the occupants proved futile. A bus driver was reported to have seen two craft land in a nearby field at the same hour. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 259, case 409; Flying Saucer Review, May 1958 & FSR, July-August 1970, p. 35; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0432).

1957 - Quebracoco, Brazil. On this night a naval officer, Miguel Espanhol and another man, were driving to Ceres, Goias State, Brazil when they saw a bright object that illuminated the countryside and flew down to ground level as their truck stalled. It was oval or saucer-shaped, over 150 meters in diameter and 40 meters deep, with a dome supporting a long "aerial" with a red light on top. The bright light went off and the witnesses saw seven childlike beings, with long hair and luminous suits, who looked down at them for about three minutes. The craft flew south and released a smaller disc, which flew north. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 259; O Cruzeiro, May 17, 1958; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 110).

1962 - Several one meter wide balls of light maneuvered around houses in Jacksonville, Florida at around eight o'clock in the evening. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1962, p. 1).

1962 - A blue flash in the woods caused a tractor to stop running in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires province, Argentina at 8:00 p.m. A nocturnal light lifted off from the ground and headed out to sea, leaving behind ground marks. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 10).

1966 - At 5:20 p.m. six witnesses in Newton, Illinois saw a metallic oval-shaped object or football with a tail appendage come down over some power lines. It made a whirling sound, and shot away at terrific speed. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 238; UNICAT, case 252; George Kocher, UFO's: What to Do? (Rand Corporation document), p. 18). 

1966 - A person contacted the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle to report that at around 9:00 p.m. in Live Oak, Florida a saucer-shaped object zapped energy from some powerlines while at the same time his pregnant mother received a mental message from the UFO not to pass on any information about the close encounter. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded May 11, 2005).

1966 - At 9:15 p.m. police officers Pastro and Thompson at Wanaque Reservoir in Wanaque, New Jersey observed a spherical object with a protrusion on one side emitting an extremely bright, blinding light that lit up the surrounding terrain. The UFO first hovered, and then moved around erratically at high speeds, making sharp turns and leaving a misty trail in its wake when it moved. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, Oct.-Nov. 1966, p. 6; NICAP case files, report by John Pagano; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Here and Now, p. 20).

1966 - At 9:30 p.m. an Air Force pilot and his wife driving on Interstate 93 in Medford, Massachusetts sighted a wheel and spoke like object in the sky. It had slow moving lights, like mirrors on a carousel with dark gaps in between. (Source: Raymond Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 341, investigation report dated November 23, 1966).

1967 - At 12:45 a.m. Norman Cory was driving home in Lakewood, Colorado when he was flagged down by a tall man with a forked goatee. The man was well over six feet tall, and was wearing a jacket with four gold bars on each shoulder. The man talked to the witness without moving his lips, presumably by telepathy. He asked where the North Star was, and what the date was; in response to the answer, he replied, "In your primitive time." He then asked what the witness had in his mouth, and on being told it was a cigarette, he replied, "Oh, one of your primitive vices." He next asked about the car and said, "Oh, your primitive mode of transportation." When the witness asked him who he was and where he was from, the man replied, "I cannot tell you now, but my colleagues and I will return." Then the man walked about four feet away from the roadside and vanished. Norman then heard a noise and looked up and saw hovering overhead a red object the size of a football field. With a whining noise it went straight up, and then was joined by two more objects, and all three shot away at a tremendous speed.  (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-102 (A0880), citing R. Leo Sprinkle; Lt. Col. A. P. Webb, Project Blue Book).

1967 - A forest fire lookout in Bow River Provincial Forest, Alberta, Canada saw an oval object with a rim around the circumference and a green light on top. The light rotated, and when the object moved it turned white. The object hovered, then moved off and disappeared emitting four blue flames as it departed. (Source: London (ON) Evening Free Press, October 16, 1967, copy in NICAP files).

1967 - At 7:00 p.m. three witnesses in Leek, Staffordshire, England using 7 x 50 binoculars saw a yellowish oval with a small dome on top, with a yellow light rotating around the dome. The object also had one red and two green body lights that pulsated on and off. As the lights pulsated, the color of the object changed from yellow to white. At 7:30 p.m. a similar object shot across the sky, stopped and joined the first object (rendezvous). Both objects were gradually obscured by clouds. (Source: Roger Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs Unidentified Undeniable, p. 16).

1967 - A cigar-shaped object was seen in the northwestern sky over Dublin, Ireland by several witnesses in the evening. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 18).

1970 - Two brightly lit, 25 foot in diameter disc-shaped objects buzzed a car in Bay City, Michigan at 2:15 a.m. The car radio developed interference as they flew over. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1970, p. 4).

1972 - Around noon two witnesses in Bontrask, Norrbotten, Sweden saw six tiny delta-shaped objects that flew 7 kilometers in 30 seconds. Three flew off to the north, and three flew off to the northwest. (Source: GICOFF Sweden, November 1972, p. 15).

1973 - On this evening, during a time period that was during the height of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, two police officers in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia watched a big fireball making maneuvers and turns in the sky for a few minutes. (Source: Awareness, January 1974, p. 9).

1973 - At 3:00 a.m. two oddly shaped objects flew over a chemical plant in Yazoo City, Mississippi causing a power outage. At 6:00 p.m. in Magnolia, Mississippi two witnesses, one named Brumfield, saw a round, shiny, metallic object on or near the ground. Something rectangular about the size of a small person emerged, perhaps a robot, and later re-entered, and the object took off. (Sources: Clarion (MS) Ledger, October 18, 1973; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 341).

1973 - Fifteen objects with colored lights buzzed rooftops in New Lebanon, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. By 8:00 p.m. there had been at least 15 different sightings of UFOs "covered with red, green and blue lights" reported in southwestern Ohio, zooming about at tree-top level. Most sightings occurred between Dayton and Cincinnati, and were all classified as "unofficial" reports by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials. None were detected on radar, apparently because they were flying too low. A New Lebanon Township, Ohio police officer reported his sighting shortly after 8 p.m. "He didn't want to say he saw it, but he said it," Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy Michael Sullivan reported. "The officer said it was oblong and covered with lights. It appeared stationary in the sky about treetop level for several minutes until he tried to shine his cruiser spot light on it," Sullivan said. "It then zoomed toward him and then shot straight up in the air... after he turned out his light...and disappeared." Sullivan said the UFO sightings lasted from a fleeting moment to twelve minutes. "They would be behind the trees and come up and fly away...as if you startled it or something," he said. A spokesman at Wright-Patterson AFB said there would be no attempt to investigate the sightings unless there was an "imminent danger." (Sources: UPI, Columbus Dispatch, October 11, 1973; Cincinnati Post, October 12, 1973; NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1973, p. 4).

1973 - At 11:00 p.m. in Avery Estates, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana a luminous red UFO passed overhead, causing a CB radio to stop working. It flew fast and straight to the southeast. (Source: Ralph Blum, Beyond Earth: Man's Contact with UFOs, p. 128).

1974 - Beginning at 10:45 p.m. a luminous triangular or delta-shaped object followed a plane flying 65 kilometers northwest of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada for 25 minutes; there was radar confirmation. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 39; Donald Ledger, Maritime UFO Files, p. 102). 

1975 - On highway D45 east of Pierreclos, Saone-et-Loire department, France at ten p.m. a car's lights and engine died when a fuzzy looking 100 meter wide disc-shaped object hovered nearby, then rose vertically, and flew off to the southeast slowly. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1976).

1982 - Four hat-shaped saucer-shaped objects with flashing lights flew low and fast over San Carlos Sija, Guam at around 6 a.m. A radio died during the encounter. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14452).

1985 - A small crescent-shaped object with rounded, swept back or drooping wings flew silently over a farm in Statesville, North Carolina at 7:45 p.m. It had a convex window in the bottom center of the craft and was dark with a reddish glow. The sighting was made by a 37-year-old man, and lasted 30 seconds. (Source: MUFON investigation case files, case # 930412J, investigator Franklin B. Reams).

1985 - There were at least 60 unidentified radar returns from flying objects without transponders on this evening over Tucson, Arizona.  At one point a police helicopter engaged in a pursuit of at least one nocturnal light. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case 1032).

1988 - A bus driver and seven passengers in Mundrabilla, Western Australia said that several bright nocturnal lights paced their bus for 10 minutes at 12:10 a.m. Their report was ridiculed by the news media. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 163).

1988 - In Akirkeby, Denmark a tractor's headlights flickered when a triangle of light passed overhead at around 6:00 p.m. The tractor functioned normally after the object had gone. (Source: Scandinavian UFO Information Newsletter, issue 12).

1989 - A pilot flying between Clarksdale and Memphis, Tennessee at 5:30 p.m. sighted a round, metallic object moving at 800-900 mph. He estimated the object was 3,000 feet off of his left wing. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 231; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 46).

1990 - Five white discs flew over a racetrack in Paris, France at the speed of aircraft at 4:30 p.m., heading toward the southeast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 304).

1990 - Starting at 10:15 p.m. in Skibo, Minnesota at least four ground observers, including two police, saw 3-5 glowing lights in a forested area of northern Minnesota for more than an hour. Duluth Air Traffic Control radar picked up seven unidentified targets and a commercial pilot also corroborated the sighting of UFOs that alternately hovered and darted around. (Sources: MUFON investigation case files, case # 901206, investigator Richard C. Bauerlein; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 341).

1992 - In Greenville, Virginia there was a close encounter by three witnesses--one independent of the other two--with a huge oval or cigar-shaped object at 7:00 p.m. flying several hundred feet above the ground. It was 150-200 feet in length and had three rectangular 20 foot long bright pink lights along the side. There was also another circular object that was reddish-pink in the center with rings of rainbow colors around its center. The circular or disc-shaped object with the rings of light was over the mountains; it dropped to a low altitude, and a jet roar was heard for four minutes. (Sources: MUFON investigation case files, case # 930802E, investigator Mark Blashak; Jerold R. Johnson, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1993, p. 12).

1992 - A ring of lights divided into two sections over the M56 highway in Streton, Cheshire, England at 11:00 p.m. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1993).

1994 - A delta-shaped object hovered over a cornfield in Traverse City, Michigan at 8:05 p.m. It had searchlights that shone down on the ground. The object abruptly shot away. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 194).

1995 - A large bright blue light buzzed a car on Interstate 43 southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 7:45 p.m., then dropped, turned, and crossed the highway. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1996 - At 12:10 in the afternoon Brian Norton sighted a white cigar-shaped object that left no vapor trail and flew silently over Del Norte, Colorado. At 11:30 p.m. healing arts students in Crestone, Colorado first sighted a rapidly zigagging light high in the sky headed from west to east. This was followed by a group of 10-12 blinking lights on the western horizon. (Sources: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 302; Christopher O'Brien case files, case 449).

1997 - Muhand Faras, age 16, was walking home from school in Tulkarem, Israel on this late afternoon when he came upon a strange man-sized figure, dark green in color, with a strange growth on its face. The figure had two small hands with three fingers on each hand and long fingernails. The being made a threatening gesture towards Muhand, screamed something in an unintelligible language, and then flew up into the sky and vanished. At sunset a local engineer, Raid A'anam, saw a black creature in the sky. He told police investigators that he saw the outline of the figure, and that it was human looking with two arms and two legs. It flew fast over the area, quickly disappearing from sight. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, cases # 2732 & # 3774, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup website & Israeli UFO Research).

1998 - At 11:51 a.m. witnesses observed a 75-80 foot silver domed disc hovering approximately 75 feet over a bookstore in London, Ontario, Canada. The object then turned upside-down for 2-3 seconds, then righted itself. It next shot straight up to an altitude of 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile and resumed hovering until it blinked out after five minutes. (Source: Brian Vike, HBCCUFO).

2007 - At 9:00 p.m an oval-shaped object hovered and shot through the sky with very bright lights over Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida for two minutes, and then vanished. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Oct. 2007 webpage, report uploaded November 28, 2007).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 9 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; blue UFOs; car buzzings; cigar-shaped UFOs; crescent-shaped UFOs; dark black dwarf humanoids; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; dwarf humanoids; flying humanoid; multi-year reports from Florida, France, Michigan & Wisconsin; near landings; oval-shaped UFOs; pendulum motion; power failures; radar visual confirmations; radio interference; satellite UFOs exiting or orbiting larger UFO; silent UFOs; silvery UFOs; telepathy; triangular UFOs; UFOs near power lines; unintelligible language; vehicle electrical system interference effects; vertical ascent; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson