On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 26

1951 Australia. At around four o'clock in the morning the driver of a transcontinental train on the east-west line saw a flying object that illuminated the countryside like the full moon. It flew very fast, came close to the train, and appeared ready to land in the desert, then it took off and disappeared. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magoinia: A Century of Landings, case # 84, citing Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 249)

1954 - At six o'clock in the morning Vincent Casamajou and his wife saw a large cauldron-shaped craft, the size of a truck (about seven meters long) at 50 meters distance. It was near the road to Paris, 18 kilometers from the town of Angouleme, Charente, France. It took off without a sound, leaving a white trail. (Sources: Le Parisien, October 28, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 310).

1954 - On this day a five meter long cigar-shaped object came down in some woods in Ranes, Orne, France. It began to rise off the ground slowly, then shot away when the witness approached. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 121).

1954 - At 6:00 p.m. several railroad workers in Chateaudun, Eure-et-Loir, France ran toward a luminous ball of light over the railroad tracks. It floated out over a field and then vanished. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 122).

1954 - On this evening in La Madiere, Creuse, France Aime Boussard, a 47-year-old farmer, was suddenly confronted by an unusual individual of normal height (1.60 m) wearing a sort of diving suit with a pale green light emitted from either side of the helmet. The being aimed two beams of blue light at the witness, who was thrown backward when struck by the rays. No craft was observed. (Sources: Le Parisien, October 28, 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 238, case 311; Michel Carrouges, Les Apparitions de Martiens, p. 120).

1954 - Late in the day at Les Metairies, situated near Saint Quirin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, Mrs. Louis and her sons Marc and Yvon observed a six-meter diameter orange craft that flew over them as their tractor engine died. The headlights on the tractor also went out, and the battery was found to be dead after the sighting. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 239, case 312; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 4).

1954 - At 9:30 p.m. Mrs. Spinner and another witness in Heiteren, Haut-Rhin department, France saw a flying object come from the west and land a kilometer away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 239, case 313).

1954 - On this night Mrs. Irene Sarris and Mr. Socrates Caraliamis saw a flying object emitting a blinding light in the sky over Antimachia, Kos Island, Greece. The UFO had the shape of a basket, and for a while it headed toward Antimachia, but changed course suddenly and went away. That same night Mr. George Cacamoundis saw a "winged man" crossing the sky over the village, at approximately the same time as the luminous UFO. The witness, terrified, ran to hide in the nearby church, where he stayed for a long time refusing to come out. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, citing Thanassis Vembos, Hellenicos Vorras).

1958 - Two men, Small and Cohen, had a close encounter with a 100-foot-long ovoid object with an irridescent moon glow as they drove near Loch Raven Dam in Baltimore County, Maryland. The object flew at 150 feet altitude, and when it approached their car at the bridge over the reservoir the car engine, dashboard lights, and headlights all died at a distance of 200 to 300 feet. The witnesses felt heat coming from the object and later discovered that they had sunburns  on their exposed skin. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6148; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 1; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, pp. 74-75; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 115; UNICAT, case # 392).

Loch Raven Dam, Maryland  CE-II Report - 1958

Sketch of Loch Raven Dam UFO - 1958

1965 - A man by the name of Camilho encountered two little men sitting on stump around noon in Canhotinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil. They were one meter tall, with white hair, large heads, slanted eyes, and a brown wrinkled complexion. They wore shiny blue-green clothes with a belt; one wore a cap. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0681, citing The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 124).

1966 - Cold Bay Air Force Station, Alaska. No time given. Sometime after dark a civilian control tower operator spotted a white object approach the runway at 50 feet altitude. The runway lights were then turned on, and object accelerated and climbed away so fast that the witness was unable to use his binoculars. Sighting lasted 3 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1967 - A businessman driving in the pre-dawn hours north between Hook and Reading, England was momentarily puzzled when the electrical system of his car broke down at 4:30 a.m. He then observed a low hovering, dull-colored object about 100 meters away from him. It was 20 meters in diameter and at an altitude of about 15 meters. He was able to restart the car, but made the rest of his journey in a trancelike state. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 891, citing Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1967).

1967 - Four witnesses in Newton, Massachusetts saw a dark object at 9:30 p.m. that had two rows of horizontal red lights, a green light and a white light (see sketch below). The object circled in the sky, hovered for awhile, and then reversed direction, making a humming sound. Dogs barked and whined during the sighting. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler case files, report dated November 21, 1967).

Newton, Massachusetts UFO - 1967

Sketch of Newton, Massachusetts UFO - 1967

1972 - An abduction by UFO occupants was reported to the UFO Reporting Center in Seattle, Washington having occurred on this night. It occurred ten miles west of Woodland, California in Yolo County.  There were two people involved in the abduction. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 17).

1973 - At 8:03 p.m. in Toulon, Var department, France a bright ovoid object divided into three parts. Two of the parts flew off, while the third split in half, and then vanished. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10321, citing Charles Garreau, Soucopes Volantes Vingt-cinq Ans d'Enquetes (Third Edition), p. 89).

1973 - The Kingwood, West Virginia police chief and two fire tower observers watched a light cavort over Caddell Mountain on this night for hours. Willard Zinn, a police officer from Terra Alta, West Virginia was driving home via a mountain road at two o'clock at night when he encountered a four-foot tall, brown, or green creature with long, fuzzy hair that darted across the road in front of his car. Zinn skidded into a ditch. The two fire observers joined him and all three saw a very bright, silent, reddish white light whiz overhead at tree top level. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, MUFON Conference Proceedings: 1975, p. 75; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids, case 73-38A; Preston County News, October 30, 1973).

1975 - Mrs. L. E. Dison, age 43, and her daughter were driving home at one o'clock in the morning in Cahaba Heights, Alabama when they saw on the dark side of the road two 8 foot tall beings wearing wearing silvery boots and tight fitting clothing of a dull silver color, and helmets. The front of helmets were luminous or light reflecting. The one nearest them had an arm up,  pointing at the sky. The second was looking up at the sky.(Source: Ed Planz, CUFOS files, report dated September 1976).

1975 - In Happy Camp, Siskiyou County, California just after midnight Steve Harris, San Gayer, and Carl Jackson returned to the spot of their "creature" sighting earlier that evening, accompanied by Helen White and Rick Pool. They shone spotlights around, but saw nothing. Then Steve fired his rifle several times. Immediately they heard a loud "wow-wow-wow" sound, and turned around to see in their spotlights the dark, non-reflecting forms about 5 feet tall. They were vaguely human shaped, with a glow around the edges, and about 30-35 ft away. These forms were moving about slowly, but staying at the same distance. They seemed to absorb the light from the flashlights without reflecting it, but occasionally an entire shape would start glowing slightly. No details could be made out. After several seconds, during which Helen failed to use her Polaroid camera, Helen and then the others began to feel a choking sensation, "as if the oxygen was being depleted from the air." After another three or four minutes of this, all five of them piled into their Ford Bronco and drove away. Looking back, they saw a glowing orange disc-shaped object rise up from near where they had been. It was about 40 feet in diameter, and it followed them at a distance of 150 feet and right above the treetops, until they reached the highway. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1975-54, citing Paul Cerny for MUFON).

1977 - During an evening of intense UFO activity in the skies above Colares, Para State, Brazil a young woman, 25-year-old Nueza Pereira Aragao, was in her kitchen with her sister reading a book. At 10:15 p.m. a light beam came through the roof, badly frightening her. She was immediately attended to by military doctors, who were part of a team in the area investigating the UFO activity. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, p. 22).

1977 - A 14-year-old girl was walking home in Via Lagaccio, Genova, Italy at 9:00 p.m. when she spotted a strange humanoid figure standing by a nearby tree. The figure began walking very slowly and seemed to stagger like if intoxicated. The figure was short and very pale and had only two digits on each hand. It was dressed in black and wore some sort of helmet. The witness became frightened and ran home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 998, citing Massimo Varrichio, BUFORA Journal, Vol. 7 # 3).

1977 - Three hours later a bright red sphere hovered in front of a USAF T-38 aircraft flying from Abilene to Dallas, Texas. It departed in a rapid vertical climb and changed color to white after effecting the navigation instruments and producing a large amount of static on the radio. There were several other witnesses to the UFO. (Sources: Mark Cashman, Project 1947 EM Effects Catalog website, citing MUFON UFO Journal, March 1983; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 50; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 21 & 123).

1978 - In Remoulins, Gard department, France a four-meter wide ball of light hovered low by some telephone lines at 11:45 p.m. The witness in a car felt intense cold. The object shot straight up when it left.

1979 - Roosters crowed, ducks quacked, geese honked, and bullfrogs started croaking loudly in response to a silver, bullet-shaped craft that hovered briefly over a farm near a river in Colusa, California at 12:15 a.m. (Source: Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org, p. 7).

1980 - A "huge" lopsided triangular object was seen by a farmer and his wife in a close encounter on their farm in Green County, Indiana. Moreover, their farm animals were affected while the UFO was over their barn. The UFO passed only twenty feet over the barn and disturbed their pigs. The object looked "like facets of a diamond." It moved smoothly from a hovering position, and had two steady white lights with a flashing light in the back. When it moved further away it looked like a bright orange light in the southwestern sky. (Sources: UNICAT, case # 41, citing Frontiers of Science, July 1981, p. 14; Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org, p. 7).

1981 - Two men in a car near the seashore in Dickinson, Galveston County, Texas saw a silvery disc-shaped object paralleling their car and then crossing the road ahead of them. Nocturnal lights were seen in the area that evening. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1982, p. 13; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14305).

1983 - At 3:00 a.m. in Columbus, Georgia three people in a car at Camp McKensie, a Boy Scout camp, had a close encounter near some railroad tracks with a gray spherical object that made no sound. The object approached over the railroad tracks and disappeared. The witnesses first thought it was a train coming. One of the witnesses had a euphoric reaction to the experience. (Source: Jerrold R. Johnson, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1994, p. 18, citing MUFON Field Investigator Jim Maples, case # 931210E).

1983 - At 9:00 p.m. on US. Highway 321 northwest of Hickory, North Carolina a silent, diamond-shaped object stopped a car for 5 minutes, then rose into the sky and flew away. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, April 1984).

1983 - At 10:00 p.m. in a rural area of Slaterville, New York a round UFO with 2-3 horizontal rows of windows was sighted on a cloudy night. It had a single revolving light on top, and was the size of a very large room. The minimum distance to the object was only 200 meters, and it was viewed through binoculars. The UFO hovered, and then went behind the hills. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, February 1984, p. 8; UNICAT, case # 300).

1985 - In Petersburg, Virginia a large cigar-shaped object crossed the sky at a high altitude at 6:30 p.m. The sighting had a two minute duration. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1020).

1988 - On this evening there were several reports of sightings of boomerang and V-shaped objects in Porterville, California. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. witnesses spotted 2 or 3 objects, V-shaped with red and white lights, which flew in front of the moon. The witnesses speculated that they could have been stealth bombers, but Northrup denied any of their stealth aircraft were flying that night. Futhermore, additional sightings included objects that were engaged in zigzag maneuvers after 9:45 p.m. In Antelope Valley, California two witnesses reported that a 600 foot wide boomerang flew over at 25 mph; it was joined by a second object, while 15-20 smaller disc-shaped objects trailed behind. (Sources: Imbrogno Philip J. Imbrogno & Marianne Horrigan, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 29; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 515, citing UFO Newsclipping Service; MUFON UFO Journal, November 1990).

1990 - On this eveing, while returning from his work, a witness driving his car in Chateaugiron, Ile-Vilaine department, France observed a large triangular object like a plane, but changing direction easily and moving without noise. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 071).

1996 - At 7:30 p.m. at Baca Rach and Highway 66T in the San Luis Valley, Colorado the author Christopher O'Brien and his two friends Dumas and Nickerson spotted a solid, unblinking orange light low in the sky moving from the southeast to the northwest at a speed of about 200 mph. The craft did a loop, moved to the east, then headed back displaying FAA lighting. Several minutes later, two more craft came from the east. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 299).

1999 - At 2:36 a.m. CDT two airline pilots in separate commercial airliners, both former military pilots, flying near Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport, Texas saw three gigantic lights approach their aircraft at cruising altitude (37,000 feet). The lights were part of a large triangular-shaped craft, described as "the size of a fist at arms length." It executed a sudden turn to the east and streaked off. An FAA report on the incident was filed. The planes were about 100 miles apart at the time. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), January 2000, p. 12, citing Peter Davenport, NUFORC). 

1999 - At 2:14 a.m. PDT a woman in California (exact location not disclosed) suddenly awoke feeling a presence in her room. Her body began to get a familiar vibrating feeling, and then she became very lethargic. In the dark she saw a figure in the room; she could see it standing by the bedroom door. The witness became enraged and by using her thoughts cursed at the entity several times. The being looked scared, and it crouched in the corner with its head down. She then tried to turn the light on, but it would not work, and she also tried to use the phone by her bed, but it was also out of commission. By this point she had calmed down somewhat, and asked the being why they were not going anywhere (presuming she would be abducted). She received the reply, “I just don’t like women.” The being now approached her bed, and she recognized her as being female, and sat on the bed. The woman then took her hand, which felt very cold. The being was about four feet tall, and was wearing a blackish, hooded cape. The being next told the witness she was going to take her to the ship now. Her next recollection was of waking up around an hour later, again feeling a vibration in her body. The female humanoid was gone. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3942, citing CAUS).

2005 - At around two p.m. a bright, aluminum colored, cigar-shaped craft appeared in the northwest sky at an elevation of about 35 degrees in Orlando, Florida. The witness estimated the sighting lasted five minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded November 3, 2005).

2005 - At 9:30 p.m. a young man in Vaudreuil-Dordon, Quebec, Canada was taking out the trash when he encountered a bizarre looking, eight foot tall creature. He came back inside running and out of breath, reporting to his family that he had seen the creature in front of the neighbor’s driveway. No specific details were provided about the appearance of the humanoid, but the witness's brother saw two similar creatures back in the summer of 2004. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Peter Davenport, NUFORC).

2005 - A silvery, oval shaped object with circular shining lights was sighted over Tracy, California at 10:05 p.m. The sighting lasted nineteen minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded November 3, 2005).

2006 - At three o'clock in the morning many residents of the cities of Colon, Argentina and Paysandu, Uruguay witnessed a huge triangular craft fly over the two cities. It made no sound, but flew at a low altitude. It flew from south to north at a very slow speed. Witnesses were able to see multicolored lights beneath it that were blue, white, and yellow. Again at 11:05 p.m. that night two loud sky explosions rocked both cities. They broke windows. Some witnesses in Colon said a powerful light could be seen toward the southeastern area of the city. (Source: Julio Degeneve, www.ufoinfo.com, reported dated October 29, 2006).

2008 - At 7:50 p.m. a very bright, diamond shaped light hovered 100 feet in front of the witness near Spring Valley, Greene County, Ohio. The close encounter lasted four minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2008 webpage, report uploaded October 31, 2008).

2008 - A lenticular disc-shaped object was spotted at 8:10 p.m. in Almagro Pale, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2008 webpage, report uploaded October 31, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 26 October 2012)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; aircraft UFO encounters; animal reactions: dogs barking and whining, roosters crowing, ducks quacking, geese honking, bullfrogs croaking loudly, and pigs panicking; bedroom visitation; color changing UFO; diamond-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; hairy humanoid; landings; missing time; multi-year reports from Brazil, California, France and Texas; ovoid UFOs; physiological effects: sensation of cold, sensation of heat, sunburns; red UFOs, short humanoids; skyquakes; spheres; vehicle EM ignition interference effects; triangular UFOs; vertical ascent; winged flying humanoid.

© Donald A. Johnson