On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 25

1909 - A blimp shaped aerial object was sighted over Minderoo Station in Western Australia on this day. (Source: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 32).

1953 - At 9:30 p.m. Jim Milligan, age 16, was driving through a park in Santa Fe, New Mexico when he saw something fall in front of his car. He stopped his car when the object landed in some bushes. He walked toward it and found a craft that looked like two ship hulls glued together, about three meters (10 feet) in length. When he tried to touch it the object flew away. (Sources: Albuquerque Tribune, November 3, 1953; Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 223; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 204).

1954 - On or about this date Mr. A. Treussard and a friend were nearly blinded by a brilliant, luminous disc that landed in a pasture in Plemet, Cotes-du-Nord, France (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 307).

1954 - At six o'clock in the morning Ulderico Cardinali saw a disc-shaped craft among the reeds of a swamp in northern Italy. It was two meters in diameter and near it stood a small being, 1.40 m (4.6 feet) tall, clad in yellowish-brown coveralls. This creature went inside the machine, which took off at very high speed, touching the tops of the reeds as it flew away. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 308; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0326, citing Oltre il Cielo-Missili e Razzi).

1954 - At 6:15 a.m. at least four witnesses at the Belgrade, Yugoslavia airport sighted over twenty UFOs. There was one large cigar shaped object and some high speed circular and egg-shaped objects, which were reportedly seen by hundreds. (Sources: Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1989, p. 23; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 58).

1954 - At 6:15 a.m. a brilliant disc-shaped object was seen by many independent observers spinning over the city of Vienna, Austria. It left a trail behind, and the event lasted five minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 326).

1954 - At 6:30 a.m. a round silver disc with a flashing light crossed the sky quickly in Varennes-sur-Teche, Allier, France. (Source: Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 199).

1954 - At 6:30 a.m. a luminous disc-shaped object with a glowing light was seen rising from a field nearby some beet scales in Calais, France. It was absolutely silent.  (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

1954 - At 6:30 p.m. Mr. G. Mahou, age 30, a municipal councilor in Arraye-et-Han, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France saw a phosphorescent craft shaped like a chicken brooder, about two meters in diameter and one meter high. It rose vertically from the road leaving a luminous trail. (Sources: Parisien, October 27, 1954; France-Soir, October 27, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 309).

1954 - Two twelve year olds, Giampieri and Santucci, were walking home next to a field in Colcerasa Di Cing, Marche, Italy at around 5:00 p.m. when their dog became agitated and started barking. One of the youths went ahead to see what was wrong and observed three very short, dark figures with huge flattened heads standing next to a large keg like object. They wore shiny black outfits. The first boy yelled for his friend to come and look, whereupon the short humanoids ran into the object. It took off emitting a loud whistling sound, knocking the first witness down with a strong gust of wind. Another witness who was nearby saw the same or a similar object fly over the area. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0327; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1602, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database).

1954 - A reddish disc-shaped object that emitted a luminous streak from its rear landed near a witness in Benabbio, Liguria, Italy at around eight o'clock in the evening. Two human like figures briefly emerged from the object, then went back inside. The object then took off at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1569, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database, quoting from Nuovo Corrier).

1954 - At 9:30 p.m. many observers on Terceira Island, The Azores in the Atlantic Ocean watched a four meter long cigar-shaped object fly through the sky for two minutes, making a noise and emitting smoke and fire. (Sources: Lourenco Victor, PORTUCAT - Portuguese UFO database; Project Blue Book case # 3287).

1954 - At eleven o'clock at night in Jonquerets-de-Livet, Eure, France two 18-year-old farm workers, Jean Cheradame and Rene Marais, encountered a bright light source in a field. When they approached the light, two featureless illuminated humanoid forms emerged from the light source. They lacked both arms and legs, and essentially resembled "white plastic bags" lit from within. The figures emerged from the light source in the field and separated into two distinct forms as they approached. When they receded they again merged into one form before merging with the light source. They were about five feet tall. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-117, citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 220).

1957 - In Petropolis, Brazil a girl suffering from cancer appeared near death when the house was suddenly illuminated by a strong light, as if a searchlight had been aimed at her room. It came from an object whose top part was reddish yellow. Two figures emerged from it and entered the house. They were about 1.20 meters (4 feet) tall, had long reddish-yellow hair, slanted small green eyes, and wore white gloves and glowing white uniforms. Before the astounded family and another witness astounded witnesses they used a device producing a bluish-white light and another instrument, in what appeared to be radiation treatment of the patient. After 30 minutes they left, leaving her completely cured. The report was filed by an anonymous source. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 260-261, case 415).

1959 - On the Trans-Canada Highway west of Fort William, Canada four hunters (Douglas Robinson, Ray Disguiseppe, Victor Arnone and John Defilippo, of Port Arthur) saw an oval, luminous object follow their car about 13 meters above them. The object was spinning, stopped when they did, and was white in color. It paced their car and remained with them for nearly 50 km. (Source: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 499, citing Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1960).

1967 - Clive Robinson and Richard Corben, both age 14, and a third boy, reported that they had witnessed the landing of a dome-shaped object with a smaller hump on top in Malvern, England at 8:45 p.m. The object came down 200 meters away from them, and it took off diagonally, leaving behind some traces. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 890, citing FSR, 1968)

1973 - At around nine p.m. 15 people observed a very large red spherical object hovering low in the sky near Uniontown, Pennsylvania which began to descend towards a pasture. The incident began when the principal witness and two boys proceeded up a hill in a field and observed a white, dome-shaped craft on the ground that illuminated the area. It was making a loud whirring sound. It was estimated to be about 100 feet in diameter. They stood about 250 feet from the object, and about 75 feet from a fence line.

Walking along the fence line were two tall figures, from seven to nine feet tall, covered with hair, and with long arms hanging down past the knees. They displayed glowing green eyes. The witnesses shot at the creatures, first tracer bullets were shot over their heads, and then regular bullets was used. The larger of the two creatures turned towards the other almost touching it, and at the same time the object in the field disappeared and the sound stopped. The creatures slowly walked towards the woods. One boy had already run home, and the other two left the field and went to a neighbor's farmhouse and called the state police. When the state trooper arrived he and the main witness went to the site. Where the object had landed there was a glowing area that was about 150 feet in diameter. He said he could read a newspaper from the light. The farm animals refused to go into the area. One witness reported that before they left the field the larger of the two creatures was seen in the woods about 10 feet from them. He shot at it and it struck the fence that stood between them. Later that night an investigation team arrived in the area. Radiation levels were normal and the glow was now gone, but the animals still wouldn't go near the spot. Strange events now began to take place.

Some in the party saw a farmhouse several hundred feet away suddenly light up like daylight for several seconds. The main witness, a rather large man, suddenly began growling, and he threw his father and investigator George Lutz to the ground. The man ran into the field growling and screaming near inhuman screams. His own dog approached him as to attack, then ran off whimpering. He then collapsed onto the ground. Two of the investigating team started to complain they were having trouble breathing, and the air became filled with a strong odor like rotten eggs. As the main witness came out of what appeared to be a trance-like state, he began talking about visions he had seen of the end of the world. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-60; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).

1973 - On this night Brian Scott saw an object with blinking lights on the bottom surrounded by haze. He drove to his home in Buena Park, California to get someone else to see it and returned with the teenage babysitter of his children. Both witnesses felt as if their minds had somehow been lifted up to the craft, bathed in green light, and returned. Scott saw short humanoids, but felt that this vague encounter was unplanned, and with different humanoids than in his earlier experiences. A period of an hour and a half could not be accounted for. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-59; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).

1974 - Carl Higdon, an oil driller by occupation, was out hunting in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming in the late afternoon, and when he fired his rifle at an elk the bullet went only 50 feet and then fell to the ground. Next he saw a man standing in a shadow. He was human-like, about 6.2 feet tall, but he lacked a chin and his hair stood straight out. He wore a black uniform with a belt and insignia. Mr. Higdon could not remember what happened next, but he knew he had a two hour period of missing time. Under hypnosis by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle of the University of Wyoming, he recalled an abduction experience that involved three short humanoids who gave him a medical exam. (Sources: Rick Kenyon, CUFOS case files, report dated November 2, 1974).

Medicine Bow Forest, Wyoming Abduction - 1974


1975 - Two close encounter incidents occurred within an hour of each other in the same community in Ceara state, Brazil. At around 6 p.m. a young woman with the surname of Dira had bathed in a lagoon in Sao Gondolo do Amarante on the river and was washing clothes when she felt a heat wave and saw an oscillating blue light in the sky nearby. ing in river felt burning, saw oscillating blue light in sky. Frightened, she took cover in some undergrowth, but the light increased intensity. When the blue light approached even closer she ran home. She managed to escape inside her house, but she had a high body temp, bloodshot eyes, and her skin looked like it had a sunburn. Within the hour a local man was struck by a blue beam of light, reputedly from a disc. He subsequently died. Several other witnesses reported being attacked and terrified by the experience. Some reported being paralyzed by a blue light. (Sources: (1) Claude Bourtembourg, SOBEPS News, March 1976, p. 18; Charles Bowen, Saga UFO Report, December 1976, p. 80; both sources cite J. Gualberto; (2) Charles Bowen, FSR, July 1976, p. 33 and Saga UFO Report, citing La Razon, October 27, 1975).

1975 - On the same night in Happy Camp, California three men, Harris, Gayer, and Jackson had a humanoid encounter involving ground traces and the levitation of their car. On the previous night they had seen a large reddish orange light take off. This evening at 7 p.m. they found three imprints arranged in a triangle, 18 inches x 24 inches and 20 feet apart. They heard a high-pitched screeching sound. They directed their spotlight in the direction of the noise and saw two large eyes five feet above the ground and a black outline. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 164; MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 121; Alan Berry, Official UFO, May 1977, p. 14; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1435, citing Paul Cerny, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1978, p. 19).

1977 - In Asbygda Ringerike, Norway at 5:30 p.m. three witnesses, including two deaf 14 year olds, Johny Myhr and Frank Sverre Mandt, sighted a disc-shaped object some ten meters in diameter that hovered and then descended behind some bushes. After about 10 seconds it rose into the air again. The boys ran to the nearby Alm school. They noticed the object ascend at a 40-degree angle, and saw several windows in the craft. There was what appeared to be a human-looking person behind one of the windows. Tracks were later found in the newly plowed field. Each track was rectangular shaped with rounded corners, and measured 14 cm by 36 cm with a depth of 10 cm. The tracks were arranged in a triangular shape. (Sources: GICOFF Sweden, September 1977, p. 5 citing a newspaper clipping; UFO Information Sweden, January 1978, p. 22 citing an on-site investigation; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, citing Ole Jonny Braene).

1978 - Around five o'clock in the morning a 51-year-old farmer name Giovanni was searching for a stray cow in the hills near his home in Tagliocozzo, Abruzzi, Italy when he came to an open field and spotted a large light brown object shaped like a shoeshine box on the ground. Lighted windows surrounded the craft. He approached to within three feet and saw six to seven humanoid beings inside. These were described as small and human like, both male and female. The women were blonde and had beautiful pink skin and smiled at him. The men were uglier, had darker skin and appeared elderly, and they ignored him. (Source: Roberto Pinotti, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 17).

1978 - Later that night in a factory in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza province, Argentina two night-shift workers were surprised by a short dwarfish being (0.75 meters tall), who hopped on one leg and operated a complicated looking machine that levitated the workers and left them floating in midair when it vanished. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1979, p. 15, citing La Razon, October 26, 1978; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1982, also citing La Razon).

1981 - At 10:40 p.m. a 25 foot long glowing ovoid object followed a car east of Snowtown, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, for miles. Radio interference was experienced. The UFO illuminated the surrounding terrain, maneuvered, and hid. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14304; UFO Research Australia, January 1982).

1983 - An experienced sky observer named Kraus at the Pine Mountain Observatory in Bend, Oregon watched a red light, possibly with antennas shoot toward him at 8:00 p.m. It lit up the area incredibly brightly as it hovered over the observatory,then drifted off toward the west. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, July 1984, p. 8).

1996 - At 2:00 pm. a bowl-shaped disc with square windows was sighted in Gypsumville, Manitoba. It was seen through binoculars as it directed a beam of light down at the lake. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17473; Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, # 37).

1998 - A 12-year-old boy in Victoria, British Columbia suddenly woke up for no apparent reason. His room was illuminated by a light from an unknown source. He looked at the foot of his bed and saw an odd figure standing there. The figure was hard to see because of the light, but it looked as if its hands were covering up his face. The witness attempted to look closer but suddenly fell asleep. He woke up the next morning sleeping on the family sofa. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3899, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - At two o'clock in the morning a witness reported seeing two disc-shaped objects flying overhead in Springfield, Illinois. The objects seemed to be "chasing each other and just playing around." (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2003 webpage archive).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; animal reaction: dog barking; bedroom visitation; black uniforms; blue beams; car pursuits; death of a human caused by a UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; dome-shaped UFOs; green uniforms; healing; human-looking UFO occupants; short humanoids; humanoids with reddish hair; hypnosis; luminous UFOs; luminous trails left behind by UFOs; missing time; multi-year reports from Brazil and Italy, physiological effects: sensation of heat, beams, eye injury; short humanoids, spherical UFO; vertical ascent; whirring sound; white uniforms; witness going into a trance state during encounter.

© Donald A. Johnson