On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 14

1954 - At 12:15 a.m. five kilometers north of Nimes, France Mr. & Mrs. Dupuy saw an object shaped like a rugby ball resting on crutch-like landing gear. It was lit by a greenish light and had three portholes. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 159-160, citing Le Provencal,  October 15, 1954).

1954 - At 3:40 a.m. a brilliant, yellow machine in the shape of a mushroom, two meters in height and four meters in diameter, was seen resting on railroad tracks in Saint-Pierre Halte, France by a baker's assistant from Calais. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, p. 160, citing La Croix, October 16, 1954; Aime Michel, A Propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 220).

1954 - Several witnesses including one named Chasseurs in Saint-Ambroix, Gard department, France saw seven small beings flee into a phosphorescent object when they were approached. It took off immediately. It is claimed that "unknown seeds" were found at the site. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 250; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 104). 

1954 - Shamsabad, Iran. At 6:30 a.m. a man coming out of his house saw a luminous object resembling a bright star. When he approached, he observed that it was a 5-meter long object, next to which a "short young man" was standing on a circular piece of metal, laughing at the witness's terrified expression. The witness was 20 meters away when the craft took off at unbelievable speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 251). 

1954 - At 3:30 p.m. in Erchin Wood in Lewarde, Nord department, France Casimir Starovski, a miner, met a strange being of small height and bulky figure with large slanted eyes. Its body was covered with fur. Its nose was flat, and it had thick lips. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 143; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, case # 252; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0301) 

1954 - At 6:15 p.m. a municipal employee, Jose Casella, was riding home in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes department, France when he suddenly found in front of him on the road an oval-shaped aluminum object about 5.5 m in diameter, 1 m high. As he applied the brakes, the object took off at very high speed. Sev- eral persons confirmed the sighting. The disk was gray, supported a dome, and emitted a soft whistle. It took off when Casella was only six meters away. (Sources: Paris Presse, October 21, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 253; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 160-161, citing Jimmy Guieu, Black-out sur les Soucoupes Volantes, p. 219).

1954 - At dusk, around 6:00 p.m., a farmer in Angles, Vendee department, France saw a bright object, which came almost to the ground. When he tried to approach it the object produced an intense "screen of light" and vanished without a noise. Several other persons in Angles also observed the scene. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 254).

1954 - At 6:30 p.m. a grocer and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. Vitre, inhabitants of the village of Chevigny-en-Valiere, together with some farmers, watched a fast luminous disc-shaped UFO maneuver and change colors over Rte. D111 in Meursanges, Cote-d'or department, France.  (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 173; Aime Michel, A Propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 211).

1954 - At around 7:00 p.m. Messr. Duvivier, a farmer in Meral, Mayenne department, France observed an orange sphere land and he walked out to approach it. When he got close he found it was shaped like a flattened dome, 5.5 meters in diameter, and it gave off a blinding light, which illuminated the countryside for about 200 meters. It was also transparent, and a dark figure could be seen inside. After remaining at ground level for 10 minutes it left by flying to the north, while a bright cloudy misty material fell slowly to the ground at the site. When the witness arrived home he found his clothes were covered with a white film of adhesive substance, not unlike paraffin wax. (Sources: La Croix, October 16, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 174; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 255; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 97; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 31). 

1954 - Just after dark, around 7:00 p.m., in Saint-Germain-du-Bois, Saone-et-Loire department, France Mr. Lonjarret observed a luminous circular orange object on the ground near a corn field off of highway D91. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 256, citing Quincy; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 24). 

1954 - In Chazey Wood, south of Gueugnon, Saone-et- Loire department, France at 7:30 p.m. Messrs. Jeannet and Garnier saw a reddish fireball fly low over their car as their engine and headlights died. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 257).

1954  - Again in Chazey Wood, Saone-et-Loire department, France a short time later, Andre Cognard, who was coming from Gueugnon, was blinded by a light from a luminous disc-shaped object as it flew low over his car. The projected light beam was so bright and blinding that he was forced to stop his car. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 258; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 163-164). 

1954 - Between Saint-Romain-sous-Gourdon and les Brosses-Tillots, Saone-et-Loire department, France Mr. B. saw a circular craft shaped like an upside-down plate just after dark. At the same time, the engine on his motorcycle stalled. After watching for some time, he pushed the motorcycle down the road, where it could be restarted. In the same area an engineer also saw a luminous object coming down rapidly. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 175; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 259; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3919; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 128). 

1954 - At 8:10 p.m. on the road between Thieulloy-la-Ville and Beauvais, Somme, France Mr. Covemacker saw an object fly over his car as the headlights died. It went on toward the north, seemingly following a train. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 259). 

1954 - At 8:50 p.m. an engineer, Mr. G. Mouillon from Genelard, was driving between Ciry-le-Noble and Montceau-les-Mines, Saone-et-Loire, France when he witnessed an enormous luminous object that descended toward the ground without any noise. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 130; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 166). 

1957 - Antonio Villas Boas, age 23, had his second UFO sighting prior to his famous UFO abduction, when at 9:45 p.m. he watched a blazing object, possibly disc shaped, play tag with him over a field on his family farm in Sao Francisco de Sales, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was plowing the field with his brother on a tractor when they saw a red light at the edge of the field. He went toward it, but it shifted its position every time he got close. The object nearly touched down, and came down to a height of 100 meters. It vanished on the spot. The sighting lasted from ten to twenty minutes. (Sources: Olavo T. Fontes, Flying Saucer Review, July-August 1966, p. 23; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 62; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 412).

1961 - At 12:15 p.m. a 200 meter long object descended onto Lake Superior near Two Harbors, Minnesota. It floated on the water for three minutes, then ascended and flew off toward the southeast. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November 1961, p. 3; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 230; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 50).

1969 - A half circle of bright "sparks" flashed at random on the leading edge of a dark object, that passed overhead at 3,000 feet altitude in Shirley, Massachusetts at 8:50 p.m. It left behind a vapor trail. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated October 20, 1969; Ray Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 356).

Shirley, Massachusetts Nocturnal Object Fly-By - 1969

Sketch of Shirley, Massachusetts UFO - 1969

1971 - At 9 p.m. three men camping on the banks of the Trinity River near Hawkins Bar, California heard a deafening roar come from the opposite side of the river. They then saw several large, dark humanoid figures moving about. The campers stayed up the remainder of the night watching the black shapes moving around a campfire, making high-pitched whining noises and sounds of rapid-fire chatter. There had been numerous reports of UFOs and strange lights in the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, case # 1057, citing Peter Guttilla, Saga UFO Report, September 1977).

1972 - In Rexville, Puerto Rico at 4:00 a.m. a witness named Martinez saw an ovoid object land. Some beings exited from the craft and took concrete blocks from the landing site. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 9733; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 9 (1978)). 

1972 - Airman First Class Steven Briggs and Airman Dennis Hillsgeck, stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Pierce County, Washington, were instructed to check the tactical air navigational (TACAN) facility located eight miles east of air base. Upon their arrival at the site they opened the locked security fence surrounding it and entered the compound. Once inside, they began their systems check of the equipment. At around 2:00 p.m. Briggs heard a high-pitched engine sound coming from outside the building, so he went out to investigate. Once outside he observed a saucer-shaped object directly over the building. He then watched the object land just south of the compound. Startled, Briggs entered the building and summoned Hillsgeck. Back outside both men observed two "creatures" walking towards the fence. Briggs went back into the building and telephoned the base security police. He yelled that they needed help because "intruders" were attempting to enter the facility. Sgt. Holmes at the security desk dispatched Sgt. Dwight Reid and AIC Michael Tash to the scene. After 17 minutes they arrived and observed Briggs and Hillsgeck standing near their government vehicle; both appeared to be in a daze and neither could speak. An ambulance was summoned. Hillsgeck appeared to have burns around the face. Tash walked around the area and found ground marks in the soft dirt. Suddenly Reid yelled to Tash that an object was directly overhead, and indeed the saucer-shaped object was hovering just above the facility. Sgt. Reid attempted to communicate with the security police desk, but the radio would not work. Reid and Tash then got Briggs and Hillsgeck and drove them from the scene. One mile from the site Reid was able to communicate with security, and he requested assistance, declaring a "Covered Wagon" (a high security violation alert). Four additional security officers arrived, including Sgt. Darren Alexander and his dog "Champ." Approximately 400 yards south of the site, Sgt. Alexander was alerted by his dog to two creatures standing near a remote power station. Sgt. Alexander yelled for the creatures to stand and raise their hands, but instead both creatures moved towards Alexander, who noticed that one of them was holding somekind of an object he thought was a weapon. Sgt. Alexander then fired six rounds form his revolver. After firing the shots, Alexander returned to his vehicle and radioed that he had fired at the creatures. Soon another security alert team arrived. They conducted a search of the area and also observed the saucer sitting on the ground, directly east of the power station. They circled the craft and called for a supervisor, a Captain Henry Stone. When Stone arrived and walked toward the object it flew off in an easterly direction and was out of sight in a few seconds. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1972, citing report from Robert Collins, 2001).

1973 - In Dover, Delaware at 12:20 a.m. a brilliant yellow-orange UFO descended rapidly, and then hovered over the airport. A helicopter was sent up to investigate, which chased the UFO into Maryland. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 174; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist! p. 15).

1973 - Nancy, age 22, and her boyfriend Jim were camping at Phantom Lake, Wisconsin with another couple and the couple's baby. Nancy and Jim had just settled down in the camper for the night when they were awakened by a bright light shining in through the back window. Then the camper door suddenly burst open. They saw a bright saucer-shaped object about to land, descending in a zigzag motion. Once on the ground the glowing object disgorged a variety of figures, perhaps twenty. They could see a couple of male figures approaching their camper slowly. One appeared to be a black man. A second was similar to a swami, standing on one leg with his other leg wrapped around his head. A disembodied face appeared in the camper telling them not to be afraid. About seven of the men stood in a semi-circle, ten feet away form the van door. One of the seven had dark curly hair and was dressed in blue jeans and a red plaid shirt, and he held a German shepherd in each hand by a leash. The group stood there for about ten minutes, staring silently at the witnesses, who cowered inside the van in great fear. A man appeared carrying what looked like a scroll. Three more beings, different from the others and only four feet tall, came out of the "space ship" and moved about the area very quickly, "just sort of running around." They seemed to glow a whitish green color. One of these perched in a tree.

While this strange assemblage was still present, Jim jumped out of the camper and warned their friends who were asleep in a nearby tent. They were unable to understand what all the excitement was about because they were unable to see either the "spaceship" or any of the beings. Jim hustled them into the camper, collected all their belongings, found his dog and, with the other couple driving, they took off. En route back to Milwaukee Nancy and Jim, riding in the rear of the camper, experienced a variety of strange phenomena, including a gloved hand apparition and a presence. Both Nancy and Jim became hysterical. The other couple perceived nothing unusual and believed their friends had gone crazy. They took them directly to a hospital emergency entrance upon returnning to Milwaukee. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher: HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-120, citing Richard Heiden & Lee Jewell).

1973 - On this evening there were at least 80 reports of discs with red and green lights in central and western Ohio. These included reports made by both citizens and police from Union and Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio. In Dayton, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. four "flattened footballs" were chased through the skies by military jets. There were over 50 witnesses. In Boston, Ohio a cow was missing from a pasture after a UFO landed there. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 342; Fairborn (OH) Daily Herald, October 15, 1973).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: apparitions, high-pitched motor sounds, humanoid encounters at campsites, humanoid encounters at military facility, human-looking UFOnauts with German Shepard dogs, landings, nautical UFO: UFO seen landing on lake, short glowing humanoids, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, zigzag motion.

© Donald A. Johnson