On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 22

1954 - At four o'clock in the morning an object that resembled a white cloud with lights on each end descended over a country road in Segre, Maine-et-Loire, France. It illuminated the road like daylight. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4039, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 119).

1954 - At 7:20 p.m. engine of a motorcycle died in Ecaillon, Nord, France and then a cigar-shaped UFO was seen in a field by the rider. Four of more beings were seen inside the craft. One spoke an unintelligible language which sounded like "Chinese" to the listener. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4039, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 216).

1954 - At 11:00 p.m. a disc-shaped object emerged from the ocean off the coast of Guethary, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France. When it dove down it illuminated the surface of the water. It then made a final ascent and flew away. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4040, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 118).

1954 - At 3:15 p.m. a cigar-shaped object with portholes maneuvered in the sky over a school in Marysville, Ohio accompanied by many smaller discs. It was witnessed by 60 students of Jerome Elementary School and teachers Rodney Warrick and Mrs. George Dittmar, as well as thousands of witnesses at an afternoon high school football game. The silver cigar-shaped object traveled at high speed, and wafted a blanket of a web-like material, commonly referred to as "angel hair," which fell to the ground over a three mile area. The UFO flew off quickly in a westward direction. Within minutes of touching the substance it would disappear, leaving a green stain on the fingers. (Sources: Marysville (OH) Journal-Tribune, October 25, 1954 & July 22, 1958; Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, December 1954, p. 5; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case 59; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 185).

1957 - UFO was seen on the ground near the beach in Praia Grande, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. It Illuminated the area with beams of light, it took off toward the east, then ascended vertically into the sky very fast. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: October-November 2, p. 61).

1959 - A disc-shaped object paced a car in Cumberland, Maryland at dusk, and stayed 50 feet overhead while the car's engine, lights and radio stopped working. The disc then shot up into the clouds, and the car returned to normal operation. (Source: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 104).

1965 - On or about this date Jose Camilo Filho saw two creatures near a landed object in Canhotinho, Pernambuco State, Brazil. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 711, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 84).

1967 - Tracks of tiny creatures were discovered in a field in Charleswood, British Columbia, Canada clustered around a small pile of stones laid in a circular heap, after 17 witnesses reported seeing mysterious lights in the area. (Source: Dennis Stamey, Flying Saucers magazine, June 1970, p. 36).

1972 - Enrique Mercado, who had been involved in other alien encounters, was lounging on the terrace of his house in Mexico City, Mexico at 8 p.m. when a very tall young man suddenly appeared behind him. The man asked: "Enrique, do you want to come with me?" Enrique agreed. The young man straddled Enrique as he grabs a girdle on the man's coveralls. Then they fly through the air, inside an apparently invisible beam, into a hovering saucer-shaped object. Inside the craft Mercado is surprised at the apparent simplicity of the craft's furnishings. There is a table with multi-colored buttons, a screen on the wall, and two armchairs. The saucer then flew into a hovering mothership, around which other saucers were hovering. Mercado is then given a green coverall to wear and he is introduced to the commander of the vessel, a huge man over two meters tall, who wore a blue coverall. The commander's name was Yastek, and he showed Mercado what he called "sky charts". Enrique is informed he is at a point some 100,000 kilometers above Mexico City. Suddenly, he finds himself on the balcony of his house, and two hours have elapsed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1972, citing UFO Geheimnisse, Berlin, January 1998).

1973 - At 7:35 p.m. two people and three dogs in a car just west of Blacy, Marne, France encountered a silent, faceted sphere over the roadside, causing them temporary paralysis. The object turned and flew to the north, then shot off to the east. (Source: Bernard Vochelet, GEPA Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1975, p. 16).

1973 - At 2:00 p.m. a globe-shaped object was seen hovering in the sky for 30 minutes over Sudbury, Massachusetts by Ms. J. Margolin and a friend. Some web-like "angel hair" material fell from the sky. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1974, p. 1).

1973 - The first in a series of three independent observations of two silver-suited, four foot tall humanoids occurred in Hartford City, Indiana on this night. While driving home Ms. Debbie Carne saw the creatures slowly cross the road in front of her. As she drove past them on the roadside they made a loud noise and raised their arms as if to scare her. About 15 minutes after the first encounter by Ms. Carne, Mr. & Mrs. Donathan approached the same area in a car and saw the same or a similar pair of beings on the road. They were described as wearing bright silver suits, straight in form and with no features noticed except box-like feet. The pair moved in a clumsy, flopping manner as they tried to get off the road ahead of the approaching car. Mr. Donathan described this as a dancing effect. A snake-like pattern of lights was seen dancing over the field. The next day imprints were found in the field where the beings had last been seen. (Sources: Donald Worley, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1973, p. 1; Donald Worley, Official UFO, January 1976, p. 16; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, cases 1973-54 and 1973-55; David F. Webb, 1973, The Year of The Humanoids).

1975 - At noon a 5-year-old cow was found dead and mutilated in a field near Hayden, Colorado. An unidentified helicopter was seen in the area at the time. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11474).

1975 - At 1:30 p.m. a brilliant white domed disc was seen over trees, then angled down over the town of Artix, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France before ascending and flying off to the west. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1977).

1975 - At dusk a disc-shaped object with wings silently circled buildings in downtown Covington, Kentucky and then hovered. It had rotating lights.  (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, Skylook, January 1976, p. 5; Leonard H. Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 18).

1977 - At 7:30 p.m., in the second sighting by Dr. Wellaide Carvalho in Colares, Para State, Brazil a bright metallic object, thimble shaped, was seen spinning over a beach at 100 meters altitude and a distance of 1500 meters. It moved in a wavy rocking motion, making quick stops. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, p. 15).

1978 - The Minister of Agriculture and several other dignitaries saw a flying object hover for several minutes over the city of Arequito, Santa Fe, Argentina on this night. The object had segmented orange luminosities glowing from compartments or portholes. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, February 14, 1979, citing La Nacion, October 24, 1978).

2002 - At 10:25 p.m. in Granisle, British Columbia a large glowing orange disc hovered over an old copper mine on an island in the lake. It rose up, stopped, moved sideways, then dropped down. The intensity of its light changed when it moved. It cast a reflection on the lake, and finally flew off toward the north at a low altitude. (Sources: UFO Magazine, February 2003, p. 23; Geoff Dittman, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 447, citing HBCCUFO).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: angel hair residue, cigar-shaped UFOs, contactee experience with off-world journey, footprints, landings, multi-year reports from Brazil and France, short humanoids, silver suits, unexplained animal deaths, vehicle ignition interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson