On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 31

1952 - At 7:40 p.m. in Fayetteville, Georgia on highway 85 USAF Lt. James Allen watched an 80 foot long orange, blimp-shaped object. It flew at treetop level and crossed over Allen's car. As Lt. Allen's car passed underneath it his radio went completely dead. The UFO hovered for 20 seconds, then climbed up at a 45 degree angle and climbed out of sight at a tremendous speed in 30-40 seconds. The sighting lasted one minute. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2200; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 191; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 1; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case # 290).

1953 - At Logansville, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. a huge, Ferris wheel shaped object with many multicolored lights appeared in the sky. It's apparent size was 30 cm at arms length. It flew rapidly to the west, and turned and shot off to the south. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 39).

1954 - Mr. P. Petit and his employee, Mr. Tillier, with shop owner Mr. Pecquet, saw an oval object on the ground in Corrompu, Somme, France. When it took off the lights of a tractor went out. It measured about 4.5 meters (15 feet) in length and emitted a bright light similar to a welder's torch. It came back, turned, and flew off toward the southwest. It reportedly made the same noise as a swarm of bees. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 240, case 323; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 5).

1957 - At midnight in Longchaumois, France a businessman and his wife saw a large, lighted object with openings, which hovered, came to ground level, and took off with a great increase in brightness as it flew away at very high speed, but without noise. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 261, case 416, citing Aime Michel).

1957 - That evening in Lumberton, North Carolina a car engine failed as a UFO was observed. (Sources: Charlotte Observer, November 4, 1957; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 74; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 8).

1958 - At 3:50 p.m. an elliptical, aluminum object was first spotted flying at two kilometers altitude in Caledon East, Ontario but it quickly descended to just four meters above the ground. It flew up-and-down by sudden jumps at the ground level, less than 200 meters away, for five minutes. It had a red light at one end that changed to a fiery color, then the object exploded. The witness ran. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 473, citing US Air Force ATIC).

1959 - Two brothers with the last name of Hawkins were followed for 95 kilometers between Marton and Matamata, New Zealand by a luminous object that looked like a large street lamp. The UFO maneuvered around their car when they stopped near Oningaiti, New Zealand and it ascended vertically at daybreak. The incident began at 4:15 a.m. and continued until the break of day. (Source: Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, in the Merseyside UFO Bulletin, citing Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1960, p. 17).

1963 - At 4:15 a.m. Jim Davidson saw an object about three meters long in Daylston, Victoria, Australia with orange and red lights. It approached his pickup truck, flew ahead of him, then flew off and seemed to land behind a hill. Two other witnesses independently reported a maneuvering light. (Sources: Sylvia Sutton, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1964, p. 29; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1964, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 585).

1963 - At two p.m. a farmer, Sr. Issuo Oikiti, another adult, and a child saw a luminous object resembling a huge aluminium ball near the Peropava River in Iguape, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. It "writhed and struggled" in the air, hit a palm tree, changed direction while spinning, crossed to the other side of the river, and plunged into the water. The water seemed to boil after the object fell into the water. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, January-February 1964, pp. 1-2; Jim & Coral E. Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 53; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 74; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 149; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 586).

1967 - At 9:30 p.m. a blue bell-shaped UFO directed an energy beam of some kind at a car being driven by a man named Spargo in Boyup Brook, Western Australia and halted its movement. (Sources: Hugill Joanna, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 15; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 38).

1967 - On a clear night over Arkhara, Amur, Russia an airliner crew saw a luminous round object hovering at 11:25 p.m. It was also seen by a second airliner. It did not show up on ground radar, although the sighting lasted ten minutes in total duration. (Sources: Felix Zigel, unpublished manuscript of Soviet UFO reports, case 119; Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1981).

1971 - At 5:30 p.m. a silent, 25 meter diameter metallic saucer stopped 50 meters over a tractor northeast of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The bottom of the object was revolving. The UFO tilted, then shot off toward the north. (Source: Phenomenes Spatiaux, September 1973, p. 27).

1971 - At 8:30 p.m. a witness out for a walk in Tinley Park, Illinois saw three lights in the sky that got closer together, very low in sky. A lot of dogs started barking wildly at the time. The UFO leaned toward the witness, 200 feet away, revealing a disk silhouette. The witness got scared, then it backed away, and floated out of sight. (Source: Jay Rath, The I-Files: True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, pp. 86-87, citing NUFORC).

1973 - At around 1:30 a.m., while they were driving to Tostado from Reconquista, Santa Fe Province, Argentina on Route 98, Alphonzo L. and his wife saw, about 400 meters away something that looked like a railway car, but with a double row of small windows. It was weakly illuminated by a yellowish light. Inside it they could make out a group of humanoid beings of tall stature, moving around in a hurried manner. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1973-109 (A1600), citing Dr. Roberto Banchs).

1976 - At about 6:00 p.m. the witness was being driven back home by her husband on his motorcycle, and was going west on Figueroa Avenue in Los Angeles, California. As they drove in front of a hotel, she looked up and saw a metallic disc-shaped craft, shooting up from behind the buildings. The object remained at a height of 100 feet as it traveled in a straight line, occasionally dipping by 30 feet. Rounding a curve, the sun shone on the object, and it appeared to turn transparent. Inside, she was able to see three or four human like figures. Two of them were looking at her, and they were leaning over a console or platform. She commented that the men looked very handsome. She gave them the peace sign, but they did not respond, displaying no emotion just curiosity. The couple attempted to follow the object but eventually lost sight of it. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1976 Humanoid Contact database, case # 3578, citing NUFORC).

1976 - Woody Polston's abduction occurred on this night from a campsite in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. He made contact with a big cylindrical kind of disc-shaped object, then a second huge craft. He watched the two craft for 2-3 minutes before he entered a semi-conscious state, followed by his alien abduction experience for the next 12 hours. After the abduction he was plaged by nightmares, and his watch was affected. The watch was 10 hours slow. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2142, citing R. Leo Sprinkle).

1978 - A group of ten youngsters were sitting around chatting in a field in Loose Valley, near Maidstone, Kent, England at around midnight. After about 45 minutes of talk a boy named Will leapt to his feet and began slapping his head, saying that there was a bee in his hair. He looked absolutely terrified. A girl named Dorothy and another witness then saw a tall, thin figure wearing a hat, "dancing" behind him. Will said later that it was as if a terrifically loud buzzing was coming up through the top of his head. However, only one other person present, Rachel, heard any buzzing. Partially satisfied that they had stumbled on a bee's nest they moved a distance away. As they moved Dorothy and Will saw a ring outlined in the grass that enclosed where they had been sitting. Eventually it started to rain, so the group headed for Rachel's house. As they left one of the young men turned around and saw the same thin black figure walk across the opening between some trees to where they had been sitting.

Later, while sitting in Rachel's bedroom, one of the young men looked at Will and saw an amorphous black blob drop out of his hair onto the bed. He was the only one who saw this. A few seconds later a black shape started whizzing around the room. The main movement was from bottom left to top right and getting larger during its flight. This created a great fright among those present. Altogether four witnessed this strange phenomenon. Later on the girls slept in a room together, and Rachel and Dorothy again saw a black blob in the curtains during the night. Upon awakening, one of the young men saw the thin black figure silhouetted against some wardrobe doors. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Fortean Times Magazine On-line).

1981 - Shortly after 9 p.m. a huge, bright, round object was observed flying at 180 meters altitude through the sky in Marcos Juarez, Cordoba, Argentina. It was witnessed by Pedro Heslop of Austral Airlines and Alberto Paracampo of Aerolineas Argentinas, pilots of commercial flights coming in for landings. (Sources: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 6; Richard H. Hall, UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 125).

1981 - A UFO near Parnarama, Maranhao State, Brazil emitted an intense glare that caused the witness to feel an electric shock, increased body heat, loss of speech, paralysis and weight loss. (Source: John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 96, citing El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador, November 4, 1981).

1983 - An F-5E interceptor was scrambled by the Brazilian Air Force as many witnesses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil reported a silvery spot maneuvering over city at 5:10 p.m. The official explanation was balloon, but UFO researchers in Brazil don't accept it as plausible. (Source: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, July 1984, p. 1).

1983 - Police officer Hamel and several other witnesses observed an octagon-shaped ovoid at 8:30 p.m. low over trees and buildings in Rochester, New Hampshire. It made a humming noise as it hovered and maneuvered for 60 minutes. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, September 1984, p. 7).

1984 - At 8:45 p.m. the entire staff of radio station WVIP saw a brilliant, 100-yard-wide triangle flying over Mount Kisco, New York, going north. Ms. Bellatoni, a news reporter, had just left the Mount Kisco police station when she saw a solid object with more than 12 lights in a V-formation. One dozen more people watched it with her. Mr. Wescon, a 44-year-old engineer, watched the 12 or more lights in the V-formation fly over his location; it had steady red and white lights. When the object stopped to hover, its lights began to flash. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt, Night Seige: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, pp. 150-158).

1987 - A hovering object was seen on Halloween night over Wytheville, Virginia It shot off and broke sound barrier, rattling windows in homes in the town. (Source: Danny B. Gordon, Don't Look Up!  The Real Story Behind the Virginia UFO Sightings, p. 40).

1989 - A woman named Iva Gospina, who had previously witnessed various UFOs maneuvering over the area of Brovary, Kiev region, Ukraine, woke up in the early morning hours around three a.m. feeling apprehensive, and suspecting someone had broken into her apartment. She checked around the apartment and found her family sleeping, and everything else seemed in order. She then looked out the window, and noticed to her surprise a short woman wearing a tight-fitting black suit standing at her door. The woman had long straight white hair down to her shoulders; there also appeared to be a small black dog standing next to the woman, but since it was dark the witness could not see any other details. Still feeling apprehensive, she walked back into the living room and attempted to sleep on the couch. Suddenly, a large luminous yellow circle slowly entered through the closed blinds of the window. Three figures, similar to people, then appeared standing on her carpet. The figures wore diver’s suits similar to cosmonauts or robots, and were approximately 140-150 cm in height. Two of them wore diving suits similar in color to frosted glass, and the third wore a golden, scaly suit. The yellow light was now arranged in a semi-circle above the figure’s heads. The beings stood quietly without moving or speaking. In a state of panic she mentally commanded the figures to depart. Immediately they vanished, and the luminous yellow circle floated slowly out the window. The room became absolutely dark again. Iva stood up and rushed to the window, feeling some regret that the figures had left, and she yelled out for them to return in despair, thinking that she had lost a unique chance in her life to communicate with extraterrestrial beings. Later that night as she attempted to sleep she heard and “felt” a large figure enter her room and stand over her. She then felt completely paralyzed and was unable to move, and couldn’t even open her eyes from fear. Again she panicked and mentally commanded the alien to leave. The next morning she learned from her neighbors that a red luminous object had been seen hovering over the area. She then believed that the three aliens who had entered her apartment had come in peace, and she regretted panicking during her contact experience. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing UFO Ukraine, Interesting Newspaper D-8 block, Kiev, issue # 8, 1999).

1989 - On this night a local bookkeeper, X. Saidov, spotted a large dazzling object descending towards the ground in Mezhriybaza, Uzbekistan. After the object landed, a tall, robot-like being wearing a silvery suit emerged from the object. Terrified, Saidov was unable to move, and apparently next lost consciousness. Waking up later, he found himself in a desert-like location standing among the sand dunes. He could see hills and pyramids around him. He saw a man and woman exit one of the pyramids, but he remained paralyzed, and felt the ground under him become soft. He soon lost consciousness again. Later, he found himself standing next to his car close to the village. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing UFOFORUM, Russia).

1989 - On this evening a couple was watching several hovering orange lights in a "W” formation in Greenville, South Carolina, and decided to videotape them. Later, while playing back the results, they discovered a small, two-foot tall humanoid figure running past their bedroom window on the SW corner of the house. The figure appeared to be holding his arms up to his face. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 150, citing Current Affair TV show; Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 509, citing Strange Magazine, issue # 6).

1990 - An employee at a local forestry preserve was doing some work at the pheasant hatchery in County Tipperary, Ireland at 6:30 p.m. when he noticed a yellowish light fall into the forest area. He rushed over to the site in his truck, thinking that it might have been a plane crash. Arriving there, he saw no trace of an aircraft, but did see a 5-foot-tall man sitting on a wooden railing that surrounded that part of the forest. The man had long hair and wore brand new, large jeans and a checkered shirt. Questioning the man, the witness was told that he was just there to help the poplar trees in the forest. He acted in a strange fashion and proceeded to explain to the witness in very scientific terms ways the method to cure and correct tree disease. The witness felt that this last part of the experience had a dream-like quality to it. He last saw the short man walk off into the forest and disappear. Later the witness saw a bright light zigzagging over the forest. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 335, citing Diane Tessman, UFO Universe, Winter 1993).

1992 - On this evening a witness driving a pickup truck on a rural road on Gaither Mountain, Arkansas saw, standing by the roadway, a short gray-skinned humanoid with a large head and huge black eyes only 15 feet away. The witness apparently blacked out and experienced at least 30 minutes of missing time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1992 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 272, citing Francis L. Ridge, UFO Intelligence Newsletter, 4-1993).

1995 - At 7:00 p.m. in Tacoma, Washington a witness called the UFO Reporting Center to report a bright ball of light landing in a nearby field. Two hours later a second witness saw a nocturnal light zigzag through the sky and shoot off into the distance. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2001 - At 4:00 a.m. a well defined blue object, which was fat at both ends but slim in the middle, was seen over Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2001-173).

2001 - Derek Holmes, age 66, spotted a round, white airborne object with curved edges while driving while driving home on Bonsall Moor, Cromford, Derbyshire, England at 10:32 p.m. Slowing down, he looked but could not find a safe place to stop on the narrow road to capture the brilliant image on filme. Despite having a camera with him in the car, he was too slow to get a photo. The size of the light went down, as if someone hit a dimmer switch, and it went yellow. It moved into the distance and then disappeared. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 136).

2001 - A huge triangular-shaped object with a white light in the center was seen traveling at a high speed across rainy sky at 8:30 p.m. in Ozaukee, Wisconsin. The witnesses saw rain pelting off the back of the UFO as it flew off, and then disappeared. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2002, p. 20).

2006 - A black triangular UFO with 3 lights on it was seen at 9:30 p.m. in Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear, England. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2006-56).

2007 - Four objects in triangular formation, flying south, were observed over Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 705).

2008 - A V-shaped formation made up of approximately 8-10 lights flew over St. Marys, West Virginia at midnight. At 2:00 a.m. a bright, flashing disc-shaped object see overhead in Jeffersonville, Indiana; this sighting lasted for about an hour. A triangular object, flat, with an orb-shaped compartment in the back of the craft, was then seen over Flemingsburg, Kentucky at 2:30 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2008 webpage, reports uploaded October 31, 2008 and January 10, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 October 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: blimp or oval-shaped UFOs; buzzing sounds; car pacings; disc-shaped UFOs; exploding UFO; landings; Grey humanoid; maneuvering UFOs; missing time; multi-year reports from Argentina, Brazil and England; orange UFOs; oval of blimp-shaped UFOs; physiological effects: electric shock, increased body heat, loss of speech, paralysis, weight loss; silent UFOs; silvery uniforms; thin black humanoid seen inside a "fairy ring"; triangular UFOs; vehicle EM ignition interference effects; watches affected, vertical ascent; zigzag motion.

© Donald A. Johnson