On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 19

1952 - San Antonio, Texas. At 1:30 p.m. ex-USAF aircrewman Woolsey saw three circular aluminum objects, one of which was olive drab colored on the side. They flew in a rough V-formation. One object flipped slowly and another object stopped during the 3-4 minute sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2177; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 77; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - The crew of an USAF C-50 transport plane, flying 500 miles to the south of Hawaii at 6:58 p.m., sighted a round yellow light with a red glowing edge. The object was estimated to be 100 feet in diameter and it flew at 300-400 knots (350-450 mph). They watched it for 20 seconds. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2175; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 19; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 77; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1953 - A near collision occurred between a UFO and an American Airlines DC-6 airliner at 12:10 a.m. over the Conowingo Dam near Baltimore, Maryland. The UFO, a dark mass with a blindingly bright white beam of light, was about the same size as the aircraft. Passengers were injured in the avoidance maneuver. (Source: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 67).

1954 - At 9:10 a.m. a silent aluminum colored cigar-shaped object flew to the southeast over Taza, Tetouan, Morocco, then curved its trajectory to the east, becoming spherical. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4005, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #228).

1954 - On this day two French Air Force jets chased a white disc-shaped object with colored lights over Avignon, Vaucluse, France.The flying disc easily outpaced them. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, November 1954, p. 5; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1954: October, p. 67).

1954 - At noon 70 people in the city of Amiens, Somme, France saw a fiery object spinning high in sky, shooting out green beams of light. Also, at the same time in Montandon, Haute-Marne, France a teenager saw a saucer-shaped object land by some woods near a pasture. A man wearing a white spacesuit exited the craft. His report was investigated by the police. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues # 321 & 260).

1954 - Bruno Senesi saw two shining objects emitting smoke land in a field in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. Out of the craft came several small, monstrous red beings that chased after him. Mr. Senesi was brought to a hospital in a state of great distress , where he tried to hide under a bed while screaming and trembling in terror. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 287, citing Il Messagero, October 20, 1954).

1954 - A 14-year-old girl in Montlandon, France reported seeing a strange disc-shaped object descend and land in a field next to some woods. A man dressed in a sort of white cassock or smock was seen briefly onboard the object. The craft immediately took off again and disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Raoul Robe, Regional Catalogue).

1954 - At 7:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object landed in a field in St. Avold, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Trees were scorched and the ground was plowed up at the landing site. Figures may have been seen. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 116).

1954 - At 7:20 p.m. Filippo Corridoni saw what he thought was a half empty balloon at ground level near the Isonzo River in Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Near it, a ten-meter wide disc-shaped object was resting on a strange frame. The upper part of the disc was white with a black dome, around which was a series of portholes. Some of the portholes gave off a very bright, bluish-white light that suddenly went out as the object took off. The disc rose vertically while spinning and pulling the balloon with it. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 288, citing Il Messagero, October 21, 1954).

1954 - At 8:45 p.m a flaming object buzzed a truck driving in St. Didier-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France causing the engine and headlights to die. They functioned again after the object departed. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 115).

1954 - Also at 8:45 p.m. near St. Samson-La-Poterie, France 25-year-old Andre Vasseur and his wife were returning home on their tandem bicycle and were approaching the descent that precedes Hericourt-St. Samson when their attention was drawn to a hovering red cigar shape gleaming in the sky. The shiny cigar-shaped object plunged abruptly towards the ground at a terrific clip, leaving behind a red trail and disappearing behind a hedge a few hundred meters from the road. When the young couple arrived at the top of the hill, Mrs. Vasseur cried about when she was confronted by a strange being on the edge of the road, just inches from her handlebars. The figure was of human shape, but squat, and his head was capped with a helmet that came down to the shoulders. The strange being stood staring fixedly at her, and a pencil beam of orange light came from his eyes, which followed the woman. His wife lost consciousness and fell into her husband's arms, but Andre continued on with his wife. When he turned around to look back the being had still not moved. They both suffered from insomnia after the incident. Police reportedly found mysterious footprints at the site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing LDLN).

1954 - At 9:00 p.m. several UFOs flew over Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia. (Source: NICAP files; Jacques Vallee citing Jimmy Guieu and Aime Michel).

1954 - At 10:30 p.m. in Fabriano, Marche, Italy two men, satirist Paolo Cutizi and writer Guilio Emery, were in a local park when they saw a disc-shaped object, six meters in diameter, hovering and emitting small violet flashes. On top of the object was a very tall antenna. Two small robot-like beings, 1.2 meters or four feet tall, descended from it on a long ladder. Their eyes were dark red and "sharp." They spoke something that sounded like "Dbanoda skigyay o dbano," then went back aboard their craft and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 234, case 289, citing Il Messagero, October 24, 1954).

1954 - At 11:50 p.m. a disc or orb-shaped object was seen at ground level in some woods in Laqueuille, Puy-de-Dome, France. It was seen by two witnesses from a truck, and reportedly had an 'arc-welder' glare.(Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 115).

1959 - At 9:25 p.m. Captain F. A. Henney, an engineering instructor at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado was flying a T-33 jet trainer over Plainville, Kansas at 9:25 p.m. when a bright yellow light came directly head-on at him. The T-33 pilot avoided it and the light then dimmed. The encounter lasted 30 seconds. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6563; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns, p. 28).

1959 - Two teenagers were in Poquoson, Virginia at 6:15 in the evening when they saw a four foot wide black disc with a silver ring around it, hovering at eighty feet altitude and making a whirring noise. One of them took a shot at it with a rifle, and they heard a clank suggesting that the bullet hit a solid object, then the UFO disappeared. (sources: Flying Saucer Review, November 1961, p.27; C. W. Fitch, APRO Bulletin, May 1963, p. 5; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: October-December, p. 13).

1968 - At 1:30 a.m. a glowing white object seen in sky in West Quincy, Massachusetts. It changed shape from an oval to a cigar standing on end. At times a small blue light appeared underneath it. It blinked out when an airplane approached. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated November 22, 1968).

West Quincy, Massachusetts - 1968

1973 - In West Melbourne, Florida a youth called the sheriff's department and said he had been watching television at 4:30 p.m. he looked out the window of his house and saw a UFO in his front yard. Apparently the craft just materialized on the ground and did not fly in. He told the department a creature got out that had silvery skin, crab-like claws, antennas, and looked into his living room window with "scary eyes." The sheriff's department quotes him as saying the creature got back into the saucer-shaped object and flew off. It notes that during the same time there were other reports. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-119, citing a newspaper source).

1973 - On this evening in Draguignan, France four youths in two cars drove up a small mountain called Le Malmont to investigate the sighting of an orangish yellow UFO seen earlier in the day by a friend and his girlfriend. No UFO was seen, but a being was seen approaching the group silhouetted by a diffuse white glow. Later two of the witnesses saw three entities chasing their car. The entities were wearing one-piece suits with red lights at the waist level. They wore square helmets with luminous, rectangular eye slots. One of the beings wore something resembling a gas mask with a veil covering the face. Their gait was slow and mechanical. Meanwhile, the two witnesses in the other car twice saw two sets of "red legs" cross the road. A short while later their car was swung sideways across the road and then back again by some unseen force. Other effects included EM interference with the engines of both cars, a sensation of heat, an odor like burnt insulating tape, and one of the cars was shaken while parked. The beings made modulated whistling sounds. A powerful white light beam was also seen. No physical traces were found at any of the sites. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-49 (A1254); David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids, case 73-30; Jean Chasseigne, FSR, July 1974, p. 32).

1973 - In Goshen, Ohio a farmer was walking his dogs in a field in the early evening when they began to bark. Further ahead he saw a landed, round UFO, 40-45 feet in diameter, with white and blue lights around it. From the object's illumination he could see a ladder and two beings standing beside it. They were human like, about six feet tall. When they saw the farmer and his dogs they got into the UFO, which rose slowly with a low humming noise and then took off at high speed. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-50; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).

1973 - A woman was alone traveling by car in Iowa when she noticed a bright light over the next approaching hill. She dimmed her lights and when she crested the hill she noticed a landed disc-shaped object in a nearby cornfield. She slowed her vehicle and saw that the UFO had a slight dome on top and was glowing with a blue light. She called her husband on her CB radio and described the object but soon static made it impossible to communicate by radio. She stopped the vehicle and the next thing she remembered was watching the object take off at high speed. Later under hypnosis the witness remembered seeing five figures standing around her car looking at her. They were about five feet tall with pasty white faces and huge elongated eyes. They had two holes for a nose and slit like mouths. Moments later she found herself inside the object where she saw walls, lots of machinery, and also a very bright light. She next found herself in a room with several monitor-like screens and two humanoids standing near her. These creatures seemed to have claw-like hands. One of the beings was described as more human looking, a female with long hair, a skirt, and a band around her head. The male beings wore one-piece silver metallic jump suits, with gloves, boots, and belts across the chest area. She remembers lying on a table and being forced to remove her clothing. After a physical examination she is led outside by two of the beings and floated to her vehicle. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 1413;
Kevin D. Randle, The October Scenario).

1973 - A woman was driving on Interstate 75 near Ashburn, Georgia when her engine, power brakes and steering quit. No UFO was seen, but a small, metallic man appeared after she had pulled her car to the side of the road. The being had a bubble-dome head or helment with rectangular eye openings. The head moved like a robot's. From the elbows down the arms were narrow and wrinkled, like a chicken's legs. It moved around the car, then was gone. Afterwards she found the engine billowing smoke and the hood intensely hot. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-47; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).

1973 - On this night a farm couple in Copeland, North Carolina encountered a blue, oval-shaped UFO hovering near their mobile home. They then saw a three-foot tall humanoid in a gold metallic coverall standing directly below the object. Their dog fled the area, and didn't return until the next day. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-48; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1997 - The witness heard a strange noise in her kitchen in Crofton, Maryland at 2:00 a.m. Thinking it was her cat she went to investigate. At the entrance to her kitchen she encountered several humanoids, which she described as about five feet tall, with pale grayish skin and large black eyes. The humanoids seemed to be inspecting a silverware tray, sliding it back and forth. Suddenly one of the humanoids turned and saw the witness, who promptly fainted. After a few moments she came to lying on the floor of the kitchen. She looked up and saw three humanoids huddled together. Feeling a surge of terror she fainted again, but not before seeing a silvery flashing sphere hovering over her. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3193, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - Several men were out elk hunting in an isolated area near Vernal, Utah when they saw what appeared to be a plane crashing. They left their truck and proceeded over a nearby ridge to investigate. As they got closer to the area they saw two more craft hovering over the area. On the ground they saw what appeared to be some "people" gathered around. They reported their sighting to the National UFO Reporting Center. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3192, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - A witness at 9:30 p.m. in Defiance, Ohio was just pulling out of a driveway when he noticed a triangular craft with a light at each corner, two white and one blue. He pulled over to get a better look, and watched as it flew silently close to the ground and behind some trees. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 1998 webpage).

2000 - At ten o'clock in the evening a white object hovered low over a school in Chiu-Chiu, Atacama, Chile. Fresia Berlina Vega, a young woman, was playing with 10-year-old Valentina, daughter of a local schoolteacher, on the school grounds when they both saw a bright star-like light suddenly appear in the sky. The light quickly descended towards the witnesses, emitting bright blue, red and yellow flashes of light. They could see a huge round object, the size of a soccer field, that hovered just outside the school perimeter at 40 feet above the ground. Next, a noise like a thunder clap was heard, and a panel opened on the object and a bright beam of light shone down from the object illuminating both of them. Fresia felt a cold wave envelope her body. The beam of light then retreated back into the object and another thunderclap was heard. The object remained above the witnesses for a few more moments in which Fresia again felt a definite change of temperature, and she felt her head was swelling up. Momentarily, she was overcome with a state of complete relaxation, and she felt a prickling sensation invade her entire body. Meanwhile, Valentina felt the same presence and complained of a headache and discomfort in her nose; she was later to suffer from insomnia. They may have experienced missing time and had a brief abduction experience at this time, because they were both found dazed and shivering. As the object moved away towards a nearby cemetery both witnesses felt a slight tremor in the earth. Fresia reported some beneficial aftereffects from the encounter, because a persistent back pain went away, but she also experienced irregularities with her menstrual cycle. She felt also more relaxed and at ease. She would have peculiar "dreams" in which several short dark human-like figures with large heads would approach her and ask her how she was feeling. They reassured her that things were going to improve in her life. She further described the beings as about 1.50 meters in height, wearing thick soled boots. She is convinced that she will see them again some day. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2001, p. 29; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3463, citing Ramon Navia Osorio).

2005 - At 8:45 p.m. a white sphere flew over the witness in Terrace, British Columbia, then stopped, hovered, and finally flew away again. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case 102, citing HBCCUFO).

2005 - At 10:00 p.m. in Whitesburg, Kentucky a black triangle with red lights on the corners and two brighter smaller "escorts" flew silently overhead in the night sky. (Source: peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded November 3, 2005).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 August 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aircraft UFO encounters, blue UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed disc, golden metallic uniform, Grey humanoids, head-on buzzing by UFO, humanoids with crab-like claws, landings, missing time, multi-year reports from France, oval-shaped UFOs, robot-like UFOnauts, sensation of cold, short humanoids, triangular UFOs, unintelligible language, vehicle EM ignition interference effect.

© Donald A. Johnson