Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1820 - At 8:00 p.m. many observers in Embrun, Hautes-Alpes, France watched flying saucers maneuver with military precision during a lunar eclipse, making 90 degree turns and other maneuvers, for five minutes. (Sources: Charles Fort, Book of the Damned; Ray Palmer, Flying Saucers magazine, November 1973, p. 36; Desmond Leslie & George Adamski, Flying Saucers Have Landed, p. 24).
1952 - In San Antonio, Texas at 10:30 p.m. Chemist J. W. Gibson and others watched an orange object or light (the color of iron heated to 2,000º F) explode into view. It was seen for 3-20 seconds by various observers. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #2049; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1953 - While flying over Vandalia, Ohio at eight p.m. two onboard a U.S. Navy FG1D research aircraft sighted a white light that shot up and away vertically. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO News, September 1954, p. 5; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 48; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 32).
1954 - At 12:30 a.m. three members of the Chovel family saw an orange-red disc with a luminous plume coming from the opposite side of its direction of movement above some railroad tracks in Origny-en-Theirache, Aisne department, France. It changed direction suddenly, rose, then hovered, and finally flew off to the west. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 38; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 73).
1954 - Between Harponville and Contay, Somme department, France two bricklayers, Emile Renard, age 27, and Yves DeGillerboz, age 23, saw a bluish-gray object floating in midair over a field at 7:15 a.m. "It looked like an unfinished haystack, with a plate turned upside down on top of it." When they tried to approach it took off. It had a diameter of ten meters (33 feet), and they noticed it had a kind of door. The observation lasted over three minutes, at which point the object released some smoke as it departed straight up. (Sources: Le Figaro, September 9, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 35; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, pp. 208-209).
1954 - At eight o'clock in the evening three members of the Guibert family in the city of Marseille, France sighted a red luminous spherical object that hovered for 30 seconds, then flew in a complicated course. It was seen through binoculars, and swayed when it turned. The entire sighting lasted seven minutes. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 39; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 73).
1955 - At 8:00 a.m. GMT a teacher and ten students aboard a school bus in Dunoon, Scotland, UK sighted five shiny, metallic saucers that reflect sunlight as they flew. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January 1956).
1955 - Washington, D.C. Two photographers and an engraving plate maker for the Army Map Service sighted a glowing round object that flew in an arc through the sky for one minute at 6:30 a.m. EST. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #3750; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1956 - In Moneymore, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom at noon on this day a three-foot long cigar-shaped UFO landed in a nearby bog. The witness, a Mr. Hutchinson, attempted to capture it, but it began spinning and rose out of sight. It had three red stripes around the center, and a saucer-shaped base. (Source: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1963, p. 6).
1956 - A fast moving, brilliant domed disc with windows was seen in the night sky by many separate witnesses southeast of Chihuahua, Mexico. It was estimated to be about four meters in diameter. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1956).
1956 - An attorney and two ranch hands on a ranch 40 miles south of Twin Falls, Idaho reported watching a 200-foot diameter saucer-shaped object land near a steer. When it sped off the steer was gone. (Source: FSR, July-August 1970, p. 35).
1959 - At 2:30 a.m. while driving along highway 559 in Wallingford, Kentucky a postman saw an elliptical shape hovering just over the ground. It rose vertically emitting a blast of flame, and then sped away horizontally. There was a 30 cm wide stained ring on the ground enclosing a 4-meter diameter circle. At 9:05 p.m. north of Lexington, Kentucky five glowing ovoid objects dived and maneuvered toward the east and west, making extremely fast, sharp turns. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1960, p. 5; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 497).
1964 - A silver colored, egg-shaped object with two rows of windows was sighted at night over Daytona Beach, Florida. It was estimated to be over 200 feet long. Inside 12 "large people" could be seen moving about. The witness was familiar with blimps and aircraft. (Source: Ted Bloecher investigation files, case investigation dated February 11, 1965).
1965 - In Warminster, England a British Army major reported that his headlights flickered and his car engine stopped when a UFO hovered 1500 feet overhead. The object rose vertically when it departed, making a tremendous noise. (Source: Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 31, case 2).
1965 - At 9:00 p.m. in San Joaquin, Peru more than 200 witnesses saw two objects come to ground level, leaving behind crater-like depressions. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 696).
1966 - A bright light zigzagged over the city of Beja, Portugal at midnight. At 8:00 p.m. Mrs. E. Bruns and her two children observed an elongated object about 15 km east of Durand, Wisconsin. It was about 10 meters long with revolving lights and hovered one meter above theground, making a deafening noise. After 30 seconds it tilted at an angle and took off. At 9:25 p.m. a UFO with red, blue and white lights bobbed, hovered, darted, and went away and came back several times over a 45 minute period in the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was observed by police and a newspaper reporter. At 11:25 a UFO the size of a house landed 1.5 miles away from the witness northwest of Vernal, Utah. It had a bluish-white light in the dome and pulsating red and yellow lights. (Sources: (1) Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos; Victor Lourenco, PORTUCAT computer catalogue of Portuguese UFO reports citing Diario Noticio, September 9, 1966; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 795, (3) Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers-Here and Now! p. 112; (4) Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, p. 19).
1966 - At 11:25 p.m Mr. V. Massey watched as a disc-shaped UFO landed remotely 1.5 miles away, northwest of Vernal, Utah. It was estimated to be the size of a house, with a bluish-white light in the dome. It landed on the ground and was pulsating reddish orange and yellow. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, case A13).
UFO Landing Northwest of Vernal, Utah - 1966
1967 - At 7:30 in the morning in Huanta, Chile a 50-meter wide silver disc hovered, maneuvered, and then shot away at high speed. It was observed by several soldiers. In Toronto, Ontario a woman reported meeting a man wearing an "astronaut suit." He gave her a stone with a high nickel content. At 10:45 p.m. a taxi cab driver four kilometers outside of Arriondas, Spain saw a phosphorescent tube-like object land nearly 30 meters away. It had a rectangular tube structure approximately 4.5 meters in width, and made a sound like a refrigerator. (Sources: (1) Roberto Banchs, Las evidencias del fenomeno OVNI; (2) Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case 1968-150; (3) Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I Events in Spain and Portugal, case 76).
1968 - A woman in Toronto, Ontario reported meeting a being wearing an "astronaut suit" who gave her a stone of a very high nickel content and a unique alloy composition. It was hinted that the extraterrestrial also had sex with the witness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, citing Jean Ferguson, Enigmas of Time Present).
1970 - After an argument with her mother in Sao Joa da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil 17-year-old Valeria was upset and drove away from her house with her brother. They parked the car in an isolated area at 7:30 p.m. to smoke cigarettes and relax. They soon heard a loud buzzing sound similar to those emitted by crickets. The sound rose in intensity until it became unbearable. At that moment Valeria's mind seemed to go blank and she did not come to until 10:15 p.m. After the incident Valeria suffered from strange dreams of lights.
During a hypnotic regression session she remembered being in the car and hearing the loud humming sound. Moments later she found herself inside a room illuminated by an orange light. The room was very cold and she felt a tingling sensation on her hands. She was lying on top of a "bed" and she could not move her head. At first she could only see what appeared to be luminous spheres floating around her. Suddenly she felt someone holding down her hands. A figure then stood in front of her. She described the figure as short, with a large hairless head and dark eyes. Soon a sort of cable with what appeared to be a needle on its tip was introduced into her nose. The needle emitted a greenish liquid. A small implant was also apparently inserted between her eyes. Moments later a small cut was made on one of her big toes, but she did not bleed or felt any pain. A voice in her head told her that she was being implanted in order to facilitate future contacts. Soon one of the short humanoids approached her and took her on an "astral" journey. Both traveled through the solar system, around Saturn and the Sun and even inside the earth's interior. Soon awoke back in the car. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, citing Pablo Villarrubia & Mario Rangel).
1971 - On this night at Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom an oval-shaped light, partially obscured by haze, was seen moving toward the northwest over the Irish Sea. Two witnesses watched it for 20-30 minutes. Several schoolboys also saw it. (Source: BUFORA Journal, January 1972, p. 18).
1972 - Two men, Gerard Petit and F. Tantot, in Taize, Saone-Loire department, France first sighted a phosphorescent green light in the sky just before midnight. As it came closer it became a disc-shaped platform three meters in diameter, with four lime green, solid looking luminous pylons or legs, giving the object the appearance of a stool. It hovered just 10 meters in the air. Mr. Tantot would go on to have two more UFO sightings on 11 and 13 September 1972. (Sources: Henry-Jean Besset, Phenomenes Spatiaux, March 1973, p. 18; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 396-397).
1972 - At 9:45 p.m. a bright ovoid shaped UFO followed a car with two people home along Highway 203 near Beausejour, Manitoba. It paced the car at a low altitude and flew quite close, and then hovered over their house, spinning. It left by shooting off toward the east. (Source: Data-Net Report, November 1972, p. 18).
1974 - At 11:30 p.m. in Hergies, Nord department, France a flashlight stopped working when a farmer approached his cowshed. His dogs started howling, and the area became lit up, revealing a circular dark mass hovering 15 meters up in the air. A white beam of light came down to the ground, and the main witness felt an electric shock. Three disc-shaped objects flew off to the east, making no sound. The flashlight functioned normally after the close encounter. There was a total of six witnesses from three families and the incident lasted 15 minutes. (Sources:Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 517-518; Jean-Marie Bigorne, SOBEPS News, January 1976, p. 9; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10970, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1976, issue # 156).
1974 - A calf was found mutilated in Pierce County, Nebraska. The blood had been drained from the animal and the sexual organs removed. A Bigfoot sighting was reported the previous day in Jefferson, South Dakota. (Source: Richard Hall, Zetetic Scholar, p. 49, case 6).
1975 - A black heifer calf was found mutilated in Kiowa, Colorado. The incisions appeared to be of a surgical nature, and the rectum had been removed. (Source: Richard Hall, Zetetic Scholar, p. 50, case 21).
1977 - Five members of a family, traveling in a car south of the city of Havelock North, New Zealand at 9:40 p.m., sighted a cigar-shaped, solid-appearing object moving parallel to the road. It gave off a brilliant, hot, bluish light from its leading edge, which seemed to reflect off the rest of the body of the craft. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, March 1978, p. 18).
1977 - In N'Djamena, Chad at eight o'clock in the evening a luminous cloudy object flew over from the north to the south. Twelve blasts or explosions were heard. At nine p.m. a loud "krim-krim" sound was heard. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1977).
1977 - At 10:24 p.m. a nocturnal light with a vague outline made several passes at a car in Tooele, Utah. The UFO made a 90-degree turn to the west, then another back to the east, and left going toward the northeast. (Source: International UFO Reporter, October 1977, p. 3).
1980 - A couple out elk hunting, Mr. & Mrs. Gautreau, awoke three hours late, the wife with a sore mouth. Through hypnosis it was revealed that they had been abducted by three alien being. The beings were described as thin in build and had large heads and eyes; they stood between 5'7" and 6 feet tall. The abduction occurred at four o'clock in the morning at McGuire's Ranch, Wyoming. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 113).
1986 - In Forest Row, England, UK a slow moving, silent, glowing ball of orange light flew from west to east over a golf course at ten minutes past midnight. At 9:40 p.m. east of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania a glowing ball of light rose from a field and paced a car on SR highway 201 for three minutes. During the pursuit the FM radio on the car emitted nothing but static. (Sources: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, cases 1185 and 1619).
1990 - A UFO shaped like an octagonal donut hovered over a car in Culver, Indiana at 10:30 p.m. It had colored lights in the corners, and vanished in place. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case 962).
1993 - At Ile de Groix, Morbihan department, France a delta-shaped craft hovered low over a field at 8:50 p.m. Directly under the object several small, thin, shadowy figures were seen gliding about just above the ground. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 323).
1994 - At 10:15 p.m. a pilot sighted a big black triangular object, 80 meters long, that had big yellow-white lights in the corners and a red light in the center near the coast of Corsica in the town of Bravone, Corse-Sud department, France. It made a 90 degree turn, revealing two more small flashing lights on the back of the object. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 35).
1994 - A UFO was sighted over Gulf Breeze, Florida at 2:30 a.m. It dropped down, zigzagged, and then shot straight up. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1994).
1994 - A white light zigzagged across the sky from west to east in Baca Chalets, Colorado at 8:25 p.m. One and a half hours later a large luminous UFO, described to be as big as a room, drifted slowly over a nearby trailer in a trailer park in Taos, New Mexico. (Sources: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 255; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #330).
1995 - On this evening in Campo Rico, Canovanas, Puerto Rico a five-foot tall humanoid creature attacked a police officer's Chow Chow dog. The officer fired his pistol at the creature, which doubled into a ball, bounced against a wall, and ran away at a high speed. A mutilated goat was found in the area the next day. On the same night Misael Negron observed a strange creature standing on his second story balcony for about ten minutes. He described the creature as about five feet tall, with dark skin, a round head and pointy chin, large red eyes, no ears and what appeared to be two long fangs coming out of its mouth. It had a thin neck and thin arms with three fingered hands that had sharp claws. (Source: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, cases 2299 & 2300, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI, issue # 8).
1996 - At 10:50 a.m. a triangular UFO with orange lights circled a group of witnesses in West Manchester, Ohio four times. It made humming and buzzing sounds, and flew off toward the south. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1996 web page).
1997 - In Paris, France at 1:43 a.m. a witness observed from his balcony a huge (700 meter) triangular object with two blue flames and a green flame that approached slowly on a linear trajectory. Duration 12 seconds. There was no noise, but he felt body vibrations as it flew over. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 266).
1997 - At 12:15 p.m. in Connecticut an orange UFO approached a group of witnesses, hovered over some trees about 50 meters away, and then shot away. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1997 web page).
1997 - According to an "ex-KGB source" a cylindrical craft allegedly exploded into small pieces over Illinois in the USA on this date. A special U.S. military recovery team reputedly was sent and recovered these fragments as well as the mutilated remains of alien bodies. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Anton Anfalov, Moscow).
2001 - In Toussus le Noble, Yveslines department, France three carbonized circles of vegetation between 30 and 40 centimeters in diameter were found in a field, forming an isosceles triangle. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 347).
2003 - In Luton, Bedfordshire, England a metallic sphere hovered 150 feet above a home, emitting sparks like a Van der Graff generator, then shot straight up very fast. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2003 web page).
2004 - At 7:00 p.m. a mother and son were driving west together in Spokane, Washington and saw a triangle object just as the sun was setting. It was half the apparent size of the Moon. It hovered for a long while, and they watched it for 8 minutes before it went out of sight. "It looked like a jet with a very short contrail heading north at an odd angle toward the ground. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 65, citing Brian Vike, HBCC UFO).
2005 - A boomerang shaped object, white with multiple colors on the bottom, was seen over Williamsport, Pennsylvania for about an hour beginning around two p.m. It took off sideways at blinding speed while other objects were suspended in air below it. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2005 web page, report uploaded October 11, 2005).
2005 - In Big Sur, California at 2:00 a.m. a witness spotted a large, bright, diamond-shaped object, initially stationary, that moved quickly across a large area of the sky, dropping "balls of light", before accelerating into outer space. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2005 web page, report uploaded October 11, 2005).
2007 - In Victoria, British Columbia at 9:30 p.m. an object like a dome with a flat bottom was first seen hovering, then completely vanished. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 568).
2008 - At 11:00 p.m. CDT a witness sighted a black triangle with three white lights and one red light over Council Bluffs, Iowa. It hovered, moved slowly, then made a turn, and made only a little sound. Another large triangle-shaped UFO was observed over Tacoma, Washington by three witnesses at 10:15 p.m. PDT. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, September 2008 webpage, reports uploaded October 31, 2008).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 August 2012).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: abductions; cattle and other animal abductions and mutilations; animal reactions: dogs howled; cigar-shaped UFOs; domed discs; explosion and military retrieval of UFO wreckage; hovering UFOs; humming sound; implant; landings; low level UFOs; luminous UFOs; maneuvering UFOs; metallic (nickel) artifact; missing time; multi-colored UFOs; multi-year reports from Florida, France and Pennsylvania; orange UFOs; ovoid UFOs; physiological effects: electric shock; smoke or fog; thin UFOnauts; triangular or delta UFOs, UFOs with rows of windows; vehicle EM interference effect; vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.