On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 18

1927 - A man by the man of Sweed witnessed a hexagonal flying craft with rivets and a dome that was flying low over a road in Bakersfield, California. A human looking occupant was seen inside a window. The object shot away extremely fast. (Source: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 18).

1954 – Mrs. Paquet was tending her cows in a field in Moutier-Rozeille, Creuse, France at around ten o'clock in the morning when she suddenly heard a peculiar sounding language which she could not understand. The conversation came from a nearby heather field. Then two men approached to within 50 meters of Mrs. Paquet. One of them turned towards the mill of Mr. Blanchon, emitting a yell and making gestures. Two more men next showed up, and walked in the direction of the Rozeille River, where they then joined the first two and all four vanished. Fiteen minutes later Mrs. Paquet's dog began to bark furiously, and she see a silent dark cigar-shaped object rise into the air and disappear towards the southwest. The men were approximately 1.80 meters in height and wore dark blue combinations suits. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 184-185, citing La Montagne, October 27, 1954).

1954 - Cisternes-la-Foret, Puy-de-Dome, France. Messrs. J. Augard and J. Chanzotte saw an oval object with a dome, emitting a bright white light and resting in a field. When they approached it the object rose vertically, leaving a reddish trail, and flew off toward the northeast. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 198; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233).

1954 – At Pont l’Abbe d’Arnoult, Charente-Maritime, France Mr. Meunier, a construction supervisor, was terrified by a strange craft, which rose vertically from the ground. He said he had never been so afraid, even during the war. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 196; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233, case 283).

1954 - Driving a van four miles from Coheix, Puy-de-Dome, France Mr. Bachelard, age 42, was going around a bend in the road at 5:30 p.m. when he felt half paralyzed and his van's motor began missing and slowed to 20 mph. He then saw hovering in a nearby field a motionless, silent elongated or flattened object 30 feet long. A police investigation was conducted. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 198; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 74; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 3).

1954 - An anonymous schoolboy returning from his evening studies in Louvigne-Du-Desert, Ille-Et-Vilaine, France was approaching the hamlet of Salmoniere when he suddenly saw a small being with an odd face, which frightened him enormously. The creature entered a machine that was lying in a ditch, and then the machine rose up in the air at a tremendous rate of speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste).

1954 – Fontenay-Torey, Oise, France. At 8:40 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Lherminier saw a red, cigar-shaped object dive toward them with a reddish trail and land near the road. Upon reaching the top of the hill, they were confronted by a bulky human figure about one meter (3.3 feet) tall. The creature wore a helmet and his eyes were glowing with an orange light. One witness fainted on the spot. Four others saw the object in flight from separate locations. The countryside was illuminated over 2 or 3 kilometers. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-104).

1954 - At 8:45 p.m. three witnesses observed a cylinder or rocket shaped device with several illuminated portholes following a complex trajectory along a river in Formerie, Oise department, France. The craft then landed close to the witnesses and several humanoids described as about 1.50 meters in height, with dark skin and wearing metallic helmets and metallic garments, exited the craft. As the witnesses watched stupefied, they suddenly experienced headaches and memory loss. Apparently they did not see the object and its occupants depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Claude Poher, GEPA “Statistics from 735 UFO observations”).

1954 – In Royan, Charente-Maritime, France Mr. and Mrs. Labassiere and other witnesses saw two discs in the sky at 9:00 p.m, one orange and the other red, with a sort of luminous "bridge" between them. They landed, and one dwarf came out of each craft and went into the other without any sign. After this exchange of pilots both objects flew away with a tremendous flash. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 193; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 233, case 285).

1954 – At 10:45 p.m. Miss Marie Louise Bourriot saw a bright red light on Route N437 near an old factory in St.-Point Lake, Le Vezenay, Doubs, France. She was on a motorbike and saw that the luminous object was over the road. Next to it stood a man of normal stature in a trenchcoat. He was motionless, and he was joined by two dwarves who crossed the road ahead of her. She had to swerve to avoid hitting them.The craft took off, flying over the lake at a high speed. Small footprints were later found at the site. Jean-Luc Rivera thinks that woman was witnessing an abduction taking place, and that the man in trenchcoat was an abductee, and not one of the UFO occupants.  (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 97; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 197; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 233-234; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-106 (A0314); J. Tyrode, FSR Case Histories, October 1970, p. 16; Jerome Clark, Anomalist, April 2000, p. 20). 

1954 - Sometime before midnight 15-year-old Albert Geraud was on his bicycle on route D216 between Andigne and Saint-Martin du Bois, France when he saw a light that turned from green to red. It descended in a jerky motion and landed on the road, revealing a saucer-shaped object giving off a red gleam on the ground. The panicked witness felt like his legs were paralyzed. Inside the object he could see a small being covered with hair, that stared at him with large eyes. Abruptly the object lifted off, emitting a strong gush of wind toward the teenager, and it zipped away in the direction of Lyon. After the incident the witness had to lie prostrate in bed for several days. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, pp. 182-183, citing Ouest France, October 20, 1954; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 2435, citing Figuet & Ruchon).

1954 - At just before midnight salesman Renzo Pugina, age 37, was parking his car in Erba, Como, Italy after returning home from seeing a movie. Pugina noticed a soft glow in the park of the villa, but he attributed this to the moon. After he had climbed a half-flight of stairs connecting the lane to the villa, he observed a strange figure at the top of the steps, near to a tree. The creature was 1.3 meters tall, and facing to the right. The creature was surrounded by a soft, warm light and appeared to be wearing armor. It wore a helmet with a transparent visor, and it seemed most of the light emitted by the creature was concentrated at the top of its head. Its upper body was covered in slightly luminous overalls comprised of metallic scales while the lower part was contained by a large “pipe” 50 cm high and 20 centimeters wide (no legs were visible). A much smaller pipe 1.5 meters in length was attached horizontally to the first one, just centimeters above the ground. Near the end of this pipe was a luminous disc “as large as a bicycle wheel.” Its upper part was dome-shaped and orientated horizontally over the pipe, but there was no contact between the two elements. Pugina continued to climb the steps, but after a few seconds, the creature rotated his trunk towards him. He also slowly rotated his head, as if manipulated by a mechanism. The creature held a flashlight type device in its right hand, and it was directed at the witness, who instantly felt paralyzed when struck by a beam of light. He remained unable to move for some time. Pugina noticed that the outer features of the creature’s face were rather normal yet striking, featuring almost no forehead and eyes that were almond-shaped. Its face was olive in shade “as if it had been splashed with motor oil.” Once Pugina was able to grasp a bunch of keys in his hand he regained control of his body . Pugina took a few more steps forward, pronouncing in Italian the word “Marte!” (Mars!). He did this because he thought the being was a Martian, and in order to tell him not to leave. The creature appeared to grimace, and when Pugina advanced another step the creature alighted one meter off the ground and flew away along the villa lane, maintaining a flight path below the tree branches. The flight produced a soft buzzing noise. Pugina ran after him, but the creature disappeared around a curve. The entire sighting lasted but a few minutes. His wife was at home asleep but she woke up when Pugina made a hasty entrance. She saw he was in shock and could not speak, and was shivering. Pugina’s wife said that her husband shivered the rest of the night. The press reported that Pugina remained in bed for two days after his encounter. Some form of trace material was found on the gravel lane of the villa the following day. It was odorless, dry and greaseless. A couple of days later this trace area had greatly expanded. The local Carabinieri claimed that Pugina was a “normal” individual not known to drink or to suffer from psychological problems. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Maurizio Verga, When Saucers Came to Earth).

1965 - At 10:20 p.m. an oval-shaped object with a flashing red light on top and green, red and white lights around the perimeter was seen in Sharon, Massachusetts. It moved slowly 100 feet above ground, and only 500 yards away from the witnesses. (Source: Ray Fowler case files, report dated March 5, 1967).

Sharon, Massachusetts - 1965

Sketch of Sharon, Massachusetts UFO - 1965

1967 – At nine o’clock in the evening in Lake Charles, Louisiana John Herbert witnessed a bright, fiery ball that flashed four times while moving east, just above the treetops. The sighting lasted one minute. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1973 - On this evening two youths were chased by a white "thing" 3-4 feet tall on White Oak Mountain near Chatham, Virginia. The thing had a shimmering body, large head with no eyes, and ran sideways. A green hazy cloud was seen moving away. Several other reports of objects were made in the area. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-45; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1973 - Later this same night a tiny silver being was seen standing beside US Route 17 near Savannah Georgia. A line of autos slowed down to observed the humanoid, but no one left his car. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-46; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1997 - Near Huntsville, Texas 15-year-old Joanna Alice Stevenson was awoken around midnight to find several strange beings standing over her bed. They were humanoids with large craniums, small mouths, and two slits for a nose. She was terrified. She looked out her window and could see a UFO hovering right outside her bedroom window. The creatures that were examining her talked or communicated by using grunts that sounded like a foreign language. Her conscious memory suddenly stopped at this point, and she could only vaguely remember being poked and probed by the aliens. They took blood samples, then let her go by dropping her off in a large field, not far away from her rural home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing I was abducted.com).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, bedroom visitation, bulky humanoid, cigar-shaped UFOs, green cloud, humanoid with glowing orange eyes, landings, normal human-stature humanoids, physiological effects: headaches and memory loss, short humanoids, silver suits, orange and red UFOs, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson