On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 15

1948 – At 11:05 p.m. U.S. Air Force pilot Halter and radar operator Hemphill in a propeller driven P-61 "Black Widow" night fighter tracked up to six objects on radar over Fusuoka, Japan. The six bogeys were seen on the radar by Hemphill, and his radar picked up the targets five miles ahead of the plane. Only one of the bogeys was seen visually. It was a dull or dark object, shaped like a bullet or dirigible with a flat bottom and with a heel-shaped clipped tail end. Pilot Halter attempted to close on the visual object, but it dove below the F-61, then reappeared, and finally took off with a burst of speed. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 218; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 135; UNICAT, case # 273; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1950 – In Oak Ridge, Tennessee at 3:20 p.m. Atomic Energy Commission Troopers Rymer, J. Moneymaker, and Capt. Zarzecki sighted two shiny silver objects shaped like bullets. They dove in the sky leaving a smoke trail and one vanished. The other hovered at a low altitude only 50 feet away, then left and returned several more times, but somewhat further away. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 819; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1833).

1950 - At 4:20 p.m. a pilot named Daniel, flying from Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina sighted four metallic spheres, 100 feet diameter, that flew in a perfect line formation. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 821; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 39).

1952 - At 7:10 p.m. beings with helmets and masks were seen through lighted windows in a craft on the ground at the Le Vigan Airport, Gard, France. The cigar-shaped object was 30 meters long, 6 meters in diameter, and had a rounded forward section. A fog was noted at both ends of the object. (Sources:Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 62 & 141; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 103).

1953 - At 10:10 a.m. a saucer maneuvered at 45,000 feet for 40 seconds over the General Mills Research Laboratory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was viewed through a theodolite by three scientists. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 113; UNICAT, case # 265).

1954 – Near the community swimming pool in Saint-Assiscle, Perpignan, France Damien Figueres, age 56, was walking with his dogs when a red luminous sphere landed 30 meters away. A humanoid being in a diving suit got out and walked around it. The dogs barked at him. The being then boarded the craft and it flew away in silence. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 229, case # 261; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 120).

1954 – In Boaria, Italy a farmer was leading his cows to a pond when he suddenly saw an object fly over his house. The cows panicked and ran away, knocking a girl to the ground, while the object emitted a burst of light. The farmer ran to the house and then fainted. Three other persons saw the craft depart. It was dark in color but surrounded by short blue and yellow flames. It was egg-shaped, flew at 15 meters above the ground, and emitted intense heat. The little pond was found desiccated, and haystacks caught fire as it flew over while the cattle suffered burns. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 229-230, case # 262).

1954 – St.-Pierre-Halte, France. At 3:40 a.m. a baker saw a brilliant yellow craft descend rapidly and land on some railroad tracks. It was mushroom shaped, about four meters diameter, and two meters high. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 180; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230).

1954 – In Luino, Italy an ovoid object made a pass over a range of trees; two of the trees caught fire. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 264).

1954 – On this afternoon in Po-di-Gnocca, Italy farmers saw a disc-shaped object land, then take off vertically. At the site was found a deep crater about 6 m in diameter. Poplar trees were partially burned. Official investigation. (Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 181; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 265).

1954 – At 7:50 p.m. at the Courbessac Airfield in Nimes, France a yellow, cigar-shaped object with brilliant portholes, 30 m long, 6 m diameter, was seen on the ground. Figures with helmets covering their heads could be seen inside. A sort of haze was observed at both ends of the craft. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 266).

1954 – On this night Ms. Pat Hennessey ran away when she saw an object land on the road near Chalkwell Park, Southend, England. It had vanished silently when she looked back. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 267).

Starting on this date in 1954 and for the next two nights, fifty objects with illuminated bottoms were seen flying very fast in a V-formation on successive nights over Kingfisher, Oklahoma at around 8:45 p.m. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3269; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns, p. 24).

1954 – A steelworker in Isbergues, France observed a luminous sphere land in the countryside on this night. After landing it then emitted lights of various colors. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 181; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 268).

1954 – While driving at night in Fouesnant, France truck driver Rene Le Viol saw a flat craft, -shaped like an inverted plate, fly very low toward the sea. A second disc followed shortly afterward. Both emitted a red glow. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 230, case # 269).

1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a cigar-shaped object landed in Saint Privat, Vallongue, Lozere department, France. It took off vertically making a whistle sound and blazing red in color. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 107).

1954 - At 9:00 p.m. a fireball was seen by two witnesses driving in a car as it zig-zagged over the N68 highway between Niffer and Kembs, FrancenThisDay. It headed off to the southeast toward the Rhine River. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 182).

1955 - In a forest east-southeast of Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, France a huge, 400 meter long UFO was seen flying only six meters over some oak trees by a witness while driving on highway D3. It had 76 porthole-shaped windows in three rows. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1977).

1957 – On this day while working outside, Mr. Moudy, a farmer, observed a silvery disc that hovered above his tractor in Covington, Indiana. The tractor engine failed when the object took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 260, case # 413).

1966 - Jerry H. Simons had a close encounter with an orange domed disc-shaped object while driving at Split Rock Pond, New Jersey at 4:30 a.m. The UFO emitted a brilliant light beam. The engine and lights of his car died, and although the engine restarted spontaneously there was permanent damage to the mechanics.  His physiological effects included chronic illness, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, weakness, and chills. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 9).

Split Rock Pond, New Jersey CE-II - 15 October 1966 at 4.30 a.m.

Sketch of Split Rock Pond, New Jersey UFO - 1966

1968 - Driving across the desert near Kingman, Arizona with a hitchhiker at around 3:00 a.m., Michael Watts saw a "falling star" that stopped in midair, and then shot back up into the sky. The two men then stopped the car and got out to investigate a distant light source on the ground. When they walked up to it the light on the ground proved to be four lights, one of which took off into the air. Nearby they could dimly see two four-foot-tall beings with large heads and abnormally long arms, and heard a sound like digging. The hitchhiker then suggested they go back to the car for a gun, and the figures vanished. Other maneuvering lights were then observed. Then something sounding like a train passed by at a distance: it had a string of lighted windows in which silhouettes of passengers sitting up inside were visible. After this, a dark lens-shaped object having a flat dome on top and a row of pulsating multi-colored lights around the edge approached them quite closely. As the dawn approached and it became possible to see better, the remaining lights on the ground could be seen to be connected to a palely lit cigar-shaped object. Watts believes he may have experienced a memory lapse at this point. Cloven footprints were found at the site where the beings had been seen. The hitchhiker could not be identified and was therefore unavailable for an interview by the investigators. (Sources: Michael Schutz & Loren Reichert, Skylook, August 1975, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-73, citing Michael Schutz & Loren Reichert).

1973 - A man in Omro, Wisconsin was awakened sometime after midnight by a brief, high-pitched sound. His bedroom was lit up by a bright, orange-red glow, and he saw three 4-5 foot tall humanoids materialize. They had baldheads; grayish white wrinkled skin and rounded ears. They moved mechanically. The witness passed out and then came to on the floor, propped against the wall, unable to move. The entities were examining him with an oval object that showed the bones of his legs when it passed over them. He had a severe headache and passed out again as a being reached toward him. He awakened toward dawn on the floor. He found the lights were left on the bedroom, and the bed sheets folded neatly back. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher: HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-32; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1973 - Late on this night a female witness and her sister observed a huge light maneuvering over Connersville, Indiana. The light darted across the sky and began to descend near them. She ran up to the craft and remembered seeing three large windows. In one window stood a very short humanoid with protruding eyes and four fingers on each hand. He wore a tight-fitting outfit with a hood. Other people had gathered to see the UFO and stood around as if in a trance. The witness was taken inside and glided around with the short humanoid next to her. She remembered seeing two other humanoids sitting at a control panel, and three cubicles as well as beautiful curved walls inside the craft. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 972, citing Don Worley, UFO Newsclipping Service, issue # 257).

1973 - Awakened by the barking of their dogs late on this night, a farm family living near Berea, Tennessee saw lights from a UFO in the woods. Mr. James Cline saw a being with a glowing white head cross the road 50 feet away from him. Claw-like tracks were found in the dirt road later, as well as "landing marks" two feet long by 12 feet wide where the UFO had been. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher: HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-33; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1974 - In Ramona, California five young people from the Overfelt and Nelson families saw a round UFO making a humming noise maneuver in the sky for several minutes, and then land. Many types of animals (a horse, a dog, a goat, chickens, and a cat) reacted to the landed object. Compass deflection was reported, as well as TV and radio interference. (Sources: George D. Fawcett, Official UFO, August 1975, p. 12; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11024, citing the MUFON UFO Journal, October 1989, p. 24).

1976 - Paul Bennett was playing with five friends near Westfield Grove in Wrose, Yorkshire, England at around 7:30 in the evening when he saw “a little black creature about two-foot tall” standing at the edge of the road. The short humanoid creature then ran with little short paces across the road and up Westfield Grove. Its head was “squashed” like a tomato, and it had no feet or toes; its legs extended straight to their extremities; similarly, its thin arms were lacking hands and fingers. There were no facial features visible, neither ears nor hair. None of the other boys appeared to have seen it, and most of them made fun of Paul when he told them. One of them, Michael McDermott, did assist Paul in a search for some evidence of the little creature, and they found a set of 30 small circular footprints leading from a puddle along the route taken by the being. McDermott claimed he heard a faint whistling sound and someone calling Bennett’s name. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-97 (A1867), citing Nigel Watson & Roger Hebb, MUFOB).

1976 - At 6:20 p.m. in the mountains of Auribeau, Alpes-Maritimes, France three witnesses sighted an eight-meter wide disc-shaped object that flew toward the south, and then circled a tower on a hilltop. It had two white beams of light. It finally flew off towards the sea. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1977).

1976 - Driving home from friend's apartment near midnight in the suburbs of Burgoberbach, France, an 18-year-old woman had a close encounter with a disc-shaped object that made no sound. The UFO had two rows of lights: the top row was red and the bottom row was white. There was no moon nor stars visible in the sky at the time. (Source: Carol & Rex Salisberry, MUFON case files, case # 891006c).

1977 - In Colares, Para State, Brazil Raimundo Galvao Trindade, age 36, saw an orange light outside in the sky at 4:00 a.m. He next felt as if he had been pricked by a needle in the leg from a beam of energy. His subsequent symptoms included weakness, a headache, dizziness, and a red area on his thigh. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, p. 14).

1977 - At 8:00 p.m in Zugliano, Veneto, Italy a huge luminous disc-shaped object descended into a field, and then stayed on the ground for several minutes. A metallic noise was heard, and the object suddenly took off. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

1978 - At 7:30 a.m. the witness, a 50-year-old important Communist Party politician, was alone in a wooded area in Jaraba, Zaragoza, Spain attempting to photograph some eagle nests, when suddenly all sounds in the area ceased. He then began walking and next heard a weak whistling sound. He started to feel nauseated with a metallic taste in his mouth, and his wristwatch felt hot to the touch. When he turned around, he saw in clearing a 5 meter metallic dome-shaped craft whose perimeter was which surrounded by small antennae like protrusions. Next to the object stood two very tall men, 1.90 meters in height, with blond hair wearing blue-gray outfits and wide belts. One was leaning over a metallic tube apparently stuck on the ground. The other carried a box with a small sphere on top. The one holding the tube motioned to the witness to approach. The man felt a wave of heat as he approached to within 20 meters, so he stopped and frightened, yelled at them. He heard his own voice in a strange, weirdly distorted manner. The two UFOnauts then walked back over to the object and got aboard. The whistling sound now intensified and the witness felt an electric shock on the back of his neck and strange vibrations on the ground. The craft lifted up and flew out of sight while the whistling sound increased. He managed to take a photograph of the object as it departed, and a hole was found in the ground at the scene. UFO investigators found the witness to be well qualified but uncooperative, seeking to avoid publicity. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2174; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 101, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia de Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis).

1978 - At 7:40 p.m. in Caumont, Vaucluse department, France a domed disc-shaped object buzzed two witnesses in a car at 80 meters altitude. It had a ring of red lights around its rim. It vanished quickly. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1978).

1978 - On this night a doctor named Rotela and his family were followed by a luminous yellow-orange object about 2 feet in diameter, until their car became bogged down. The ball of light then landed near the Salado River, 30 kilometers from Gobernador Crespo, Santa Fe province, Argentina. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1979, p. 15, citing La Nacion, October 20, 1978).

1994 - At 8:10 p.m. a disc-shaped object witnessed by three teenagers dropped down near a military communication center in La Farlede, Var department, France. It vanished for awhile, then rose up into the sky at high speed. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 330).

1995 - In Yellowknife, North West Territory, Canada a golden colored, square object moved slowly over a witness at 2:30 p.m, making a humming noise. (Source: Frank Ducks, 1995 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 137, citing Alberta UFO Research Assn.).

1996 - A couple driving in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada around 11:00 p.m. saw three triangular objects flying in N. One object aimed an intense white beam at their car and bathed it in intense light for "at least 20 minutes." There was a third independent witness and dozens of other people in the region reported UFOs that night. Airports said there were no planes in area at that time. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, Summer 1997, p. 32).

1997, Duncan, Oklahoma - At 2:15 a.m. the witness suddenly awoke feeling a strange presence in his bedroom. An odd feeling swept through his body, forcing him to close his eyes. His next memory was of being awake at 5:15 a.m. with a strange presence still in the room, and he once again felt forced to close his eyelids. When he woke up in the morning he was able to recall standing naked in an oval-shaped metal room with small windows in the top right hand corner. Directly behind him there was a large door where the two oval walls met. In the middle of the room there was an odd looking operating table with two needle devices on robotic arms sticking out of the side. This was the only apparent object in the room.

Afraid, he began banging on the large door demanding to be let out. He could hear voices in the background. He was then told by an angry male voice, in his head, to either lay down on the table or someone he loved would get hurt. He did as he was told. He was then asked to lay down in such a manner that his left lower back was exposed to the two needles. At the base of the needle there was a triangle-shaped piece of metal and two rectangle designs on both sides. He was then told by a friendly female voice that he would feel no pain but would feel his legs go numb, and would feel paralyzed and unable to move. The robotic arm moved closer to his back and plunged the needle into his back. He felt the clear liquid being injected into his body. He then felt paralyzed, and after a minute the needle device began sucking instead of injecting. It then moved back and the second needle performed the same operation. He woke up the next morning feeling some pain in his lower back with a triangular shaped imprint on it. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3202, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2000 - At 7:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object was seen on the ground in Strawberry, Gila county, Arizona and viewed at length with the scope from a deer rifle. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2000 webpage).

2000 - There were two apparent abductions involving missing time in the United States on this day, and they both were reported to the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle by the percepients. The first was in Del Valle, Texas and occurred at around 2:30 a.m. A woman was awakened by a loud noise that seemed to be getting louder and approaching her house from above, as if a flying object was coming down in a vertical descent. For some reason she continued to stay in bed, terrified and shaking but unable to move. She suddenly became aware of a presence, and when she turned her heard she saw several figures in the room: two of them took hold of her shoulders, one on each side. She then felt warm and was stood straight up. Next, she was floated across the floor and out the front door, accompanied by a bright white light. The beings were short with large heads, large black eyes and long dangling arms. Her next memory was being back in her bedroom at 4:30 a.m. She again heard the loud noise, but this time it seemed to be leaving the area. She also noticed a strong odor in the room that went away after a few moments. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2000 - The second apparent abduction and missing time experience occurred at eleven o'clock that night in Martins Ferry, Ohio. A man was sleeping when he was jolted awake by the sound of the bedroom window being pried open. When his eyes came into focus, he saw two figures already inside the room and a third coming inside. The figures appeared to be slightly luminous. The terrified witness could not speak, and began to sway back and forth on his bed. One of the figures then became dark and apparently approached the witness. He now felt hands around his mouth, and was lifted up. He then became unconscious, and could not remember anything else of the incident. The next day his neighbor mentioned something about seeing a strange object on the ground in a nearby field. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3590, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2004 - The leader of Mirage 4 military jets was alerted by one of his fellow crew members to a bogey at the 5 o'clock position while flying over France at 8:10 a.m. There were a total of three airborne witnesses to the UFO, but there was no radar trace by air traffic controllers on the ground. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 399).

2007 - In Worchester, Massachusetts at 3:00 p.m. a very bright silver circular object hung stationary in the sky, about 500 feet up in the air for 15 to 20 seconds, then vanished. It was estimated to be 60 to 70 feet in diameter. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2007 webpage, report uploaded March 4, 2008).

2007 - A spherical metallic object was seen in broad daylight above University Hospital for 22 minutes in Aurora, Colorado. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2007 webpage, report uploaded November 28, 2007).

2007 - At 7:15 p.m. in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada a big, red irregularly shaped ship with claws was sighted, and the witness's MP3 player stopped working. The witness also heard four loud bangs associated with the object. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 667, citing NUFORC).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 21 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; animal reactions: dogs barking and cows, horse, chickens and cat panicking; bedroom visitation; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; diver suits; domed discs; Grey aliens; ground marks and traces; humming noise; landings; missing time; multi-year reports from France, Indiana, Italy and Oklahoma; Nordic UFOnauts; orange UFOs; OZ effect (strange absence of sound); physical and physiological effects: burns and heat, chronic illness, fatigue, headaches, anorexia, weight loss, weakness, and chills; radar-visual sightings; short glowing humanoids; short humanoids with bulging eyes; triangular body marks; vehicle EM ignition interference effects; vertical ascent; V formation of lights; yellow UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson