Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1950 - Provincetown, Massachusetts. At 9:52 a.m. an M.I.T. research associate and Air National Guard Major M. H. Ligda observed the radar tracking of a UFO during an M.I.T. tracking of a flight of two USAF F-84 or F-86 jet fighters. The object's speed was calculated as 22 miles/minute (1,200 mph), and it executed a turn of 11-12 Gs acceleration during the one-minute observation. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 809; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; J. Allen Hynek, Hynek UFO Report, p. 139; UNICAT, case 275).
1952 - A silver spherical UFO was tracked by RAF jets over the North Sea during the NATO Operation Mainbrace. An attempted intercept by three jets and a total of six air crew members failed. (Sources: Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 258; Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973, p. 403).
1954 - Two weathermen with a theodolite watch a delta-shaped
object, larger than balloon, maneuver thru sky over Durban, South
Africa and ten o'clock in the morning. (Source: Loren E. Gross,
UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 34).
1954 - At one o'clock in the morning in Barstow,
California two local policemen, four U.S. Marine Corps police, and
a California highway patrolman watched a reddish-orange ball of light
giving off sparks. A smaller orange ball of light make a zigzag descent
and then hovered. Their sighting lasted a total of 20 minutes. (Sources:
Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3222; Don
Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A
History. 1954: September, p. 34).
1958 - A circular, flat object, seven meters in diameter and two meters thick, was seen by a woman from her home at three o'clock in the morning, hovering 1.5 meters above the ground in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. It made a sound like a jet and was aluminum in color. It wobbled and emitted gray smoke before rising up again and taking off into the night sky. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1958, p. 2, December 1958, p. 5; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 471; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 113).
1961 - On this day at around five o'clock in the afternoon the passengers and crew of two Boeing 707 airliners, a BOAC flight and a Pan Am flight, witnessed a bright white UFO with a halo while flying over the Pacific Ocean northeast of Midway Island. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1961, p. 1; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1991, p. 11).
1962 - A fishing boat captain, S. A. Guthrie, and a deck hand sailing west-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico sighted two UFOs at 7:37 p.m. The objects were red and black with orange streaks. One was as big as the Moon and the other somewhat smaller. They arced across the sky for 13 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 8133; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1966 - Eight members of the Royal Canadian Air Force saw a bright object that flew down at high speed in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It stopped abruptly, remained at ground level for 20 minutes, then flew away straight up. There was radar-visual confirmation of the UFO over a missile site. NORAD was alerted and jet interceptors were scrambled. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1966, p. 4; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Here and Now, p. 111; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 799; Richard Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973, p. 413).
1967 - At 12:30 a.m. Jose M. Edrosa was driving home to Granoliers, Spain when between the towns of Santa Coloma and La Roca in Barcelona province he saw a very bright "casserole" shaped object on the ground. Near it were several small beings with large heads, who were approaching the UFO. At that point his car "reared" and Sr. Edrosa became panic stricken, fleeing on foot. Unnerved by the experience, he was hospitalized for an extended period of time. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Balester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 50; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-97, citing Alberto Adell).
1967 - At 10:30 p.m. a fiery light thought to be a UFO was seen at ground level in some woods in Winsted, Connecticut by two witnesses, Pasko and Ellis. Circular ground marks were found later at the site. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1967, p. 4).
1968 - At around two a.m. a truck driver on the Barcelona-Puigcerda road near La Llagosta, Barcelona, Spain saw a landed egg-shaped object standing vertically on end. It was brightly lit, and near it he saw a small being. He did not stop, but reported the incident at the next service station near the village. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-68, citing FSR Special Bulletin # 4).
1968 - At three a.m. in La Escala, Gerona, Spain Sr. Ballesta, age 52, saw two beings with frightful yellowish faces, wearing tight black clothes, that came out of an object that resembled a buoy. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Balester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 78, citing Stendek, August 1972, p. 30; Vicente-Juan Balester Olmos, FSR, May 1973, p. 19).
1968 - In Coaticook, Quebec, Canada two young girls reported they saw a "Martian" on the roof of the local high school. By 9:30 p.m. a crowd of some 50 people had assembled to see what was going on. Shirley Green said that she saw a "green face with no nose, mouth or hair," and that the strange man emitted intermittent sparks. In a nearby field the grass had been burned in a circle 42 feet in diameter, and some tracks were found. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-98 (A0983), citing Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, issue # 54).
1968 - At 10:30 p.m. a dark disc-shaped object with a series of square windows, rotating clockwise, moved slowly and silently through the skies over Linton, Indiana. It was half the size of a pea at arm's length, and its lights were large, three-quarters the height of the object itself. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, NICAP investigation files, October 21, 1968).
1970 - A round object with a halo hovered over St. Jean, Switzerland at 9:15 p.m., and then vanished. It left behind a faint contrail. (Source: Tova Bratt, FSR Case Histories, February 1972, p. 12).
1972 - Three witnesses were driving in Rougemont, Quebec, Canada at 12:30 a.m. when they witnessed a Saturn-shaped disc making pendulum movements in the sky, then landing on Mount Rouge. The object was 100-150 feet in diameter and had a row of oval windows. The driver, Mr. G. Poisson, flashed his car headlights at the UFO, and the object responded by diving and coming straight at them, passing only 30 feet overhead. (Sources: Wido Hoville, Canadian UFO Report, Spring 1974; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 55; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 40).
1972 - At 5:40 a.m. in Santa Isabel, Cordoba province, Argentina Sr. Teodoro Merlo, age 56, a maintenance worker at the Ika-Renault car factory, unlocked and entered a company washroom and was surprised to encounter a "man" nearly eight-feet tall sitting on the long washbasin. The being's complexion was very pallid, and he had a bald head with high, pointed ears. The giant wore a very tight-fitting, dark blue one-piece garment. He noticed the uniform was glove-tight at the wrists, and that the being held his right forefinger below his nose. The figure suddenly vanished unaccountably from the washroom, in which the temperature was abnormally high. Lights in the building went on and off by themselves. Sr. Merlo later suffered eye irritation, repeated headaches, and back pain in his lumbar region for eight days. The witness reported that he again saw the face of the entity in a mirror on the bus the next day. (Sources: Oscar A. Galindez, FSR, August 1975, p. 11; UNICAT, case # 576; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-26 (A1169); Stendek, December 1973, p. 15).
1974 - In Huntsville, Ontario, Canada Oscar Magocsi, a Hungarian-born radio technologist, claimed he encountered a landed disc-shaped object and came in contact with its occupants for the first time. They were human in appearance and said they called themselves "the Psycheans". He claimed to have been given a ride in their craft, flying over Lake Ontario, and was then transported to other worlds. At 9:20 p.m. in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada four teenage girls had a ten minute close encounter with a UFO that caused them some lasting physiological effects. (Sources: (1) John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 214; (2) CUFOS case files, letter dated October 20, 1974).
1978 - A 12-year-old boy in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires province, Argentina photographed a UFO during the day with a Kodak instamatic camera. The image in the newspaper shows a black body between some iron bars. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1978, p. 15, citing Cronica, October 1978, p. 7).
1978 - At 7:40 p.m. a young man was walking near a field in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy when the area was suddenly illuminated by a bright light and he could no longer see his surroundings. Shortly later, he saw an oval-shaped object resting on the ground on top of a nearby hill. A human-like figure stood by the object. It wore two antennae-like protrusions on its head. Frightened, he began to run away but fell down while four humanoids approached him, making huge, bizarre, bounding-like jumps. Next, he fainted, and when he awoke he again saw that the four 5-foot-tall entities were closer, wearing buttoned jackets, backpacks, and helmets with antennae. Their hands appeared to be shaped like pincers. This frightened him and he fainted again, and when he finally woke up sometime later everything had vanished. Coincidentally, at around the same time (8:00 p.m.) a bright light approached an Italian Air Force F-104 jet over Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It disappeared after three minutes. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 17; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1971; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 136, citing Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October-November 1991).
1980 - The pilot and four passengers onboard a Piper Aztec airplane, including Wendy and Michael Gannon, witnessed two red UFOs for nine minutes while flying over Crewe, Cheshire, England at 8:00 p.m. The objects had a hazy round outline, and an apparent size of 1.25 degrees. The top one approached to within 450 meters distance, and hovered for three minutes. When accelerating a red glow was visible from the rear. During the encounter they experienced radio interference on their VHF mobile transceiver. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; UNICAT, case # 401, citing S. R. Cleaver).
1980 - A female credit manager in Lima, Ohio briefly observed a vivid orange to red object that appeared through an opening in the clouds. It resembled the bottom view of an Army tank, with runners on two sides. It went back up through the clouds. (Source: John Timmerman, CUFOS Newsletter, November 1980, p. 2).
- A huge Ferris-wheel shaped object was seen spinning in the sky at
7:50 p.m. as it crossed above the M1 motorway in Markfield,
Leicester, England. It flew off to the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 14459; FSR, March 1990).
1989 - In Voronezh, Russia as many as 40 children, including some young boys named Lukin, Levchenko, and Borise watched a large sphere, five meters in diameter, land in a park at 8:30 p.m. Two tall humanoids wearing silvery outfits and large black boots briefly emerged. A smaller headless robot-like entity with small knobs on its chest also accompanied them. Landing traces were reportedly found, including a 60-foot wide circle in which there were four depressions arranged in a diamond pattern. Each imprint was two inches deep and six inches in diameter. Holes in the ground looked as though someone had taken soil samples. The event was widely publicized around the world, although the facts of the case were greatly distorted. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles Of The Soviet Union, p. 44, citing Silanov; MUFON UFO Journal, December 1989; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 492; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 14943, citing Rivista Info UFO).
1989 - At 8:15 p.m. a V-shaped craft or flying wing with red lights flew over Mount Vernon, Indiana headed toward St. Louis, Missouri. The FAA couldn't ID it. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case 108, citing Francis L. Ridge).
1990 - At 11:20 a.m. a kite-shaped UFO dove into a clearing in some woods in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. It was seen from a bus through the trees on and off for the next 5-6 minutes. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 130).
1990 - At 5:30 p.m. police and militia pursued a Saturn-shaped UFO with shining portholes on its rim that hovered over an old airport near Frunze, Kyrgistan. The UFO seemed to be rotating, and emitted a coherent cone of yellow light. When it touched down to the ground it set fire to a meadow, leaving behind four burned spots 135 feet in diameter. (Source: Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History, p. 291; Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 68).
1994 - In the middle of the afternoon in Iasi, Romania a domed disc-shaped object hovered over a soccer match. It had a glowing halo, and was accompanied by a luminous orange sphere. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, Issue # 328).
1995 - Many calls were received by the Sheriff department in Concordia, Kansas at around 9:00 p.m. reporting two circular spheres with rotating centers. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).
1996 - In Joshua Tree, California a disc-shaped object 65 feet in diameter hovered silently at only 200 feet close to witnesses for four minutes. It then moved off to the northeast hugging the terrain. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup website, volume 1, number 34).
1997 - In Manoa Valley, Michigan at two o'clock in the afternoon a gray disc-shaped object hovered, then shot up vertically into the sky. It made no sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1997 webpage).
1998 - At 2:00 a.m. a slow-moving, V-shaped UFO displaying red and white rapidly flashing lights, was seen passing overhead by several citizens and police between Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire, England. Air traffic control at Manchester International Airport said they had nothing on radar. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 204).
1998 - Extension Forest Hills, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. On the night that Hurricane Georges struck Puerto Rico Iris Rodriguez was outside her home doing some washing when the winds began to pick up strength. She went back inside her house at 8 p.m., and soon after she looked out her window and noticed a bright sphere of light making triangular movements in the sky. The sphere descended lower in the sky and hovered above a neighbor's home. A few moments later a bright white, oval-shaped hole appeared in the center of the red light. Then a figure became visible inside the white light. The figure moved back and forth, apparently looking out. The witness described the figure as tall, thin, and man-like. It wore a tight-fitting gray colored outfit and his skin appeared to be also gray or pale. As the wind from the approaching hurricane grew stronger the witness lost interest in the object and its occupant, and eventually lost sight of it. On the same night Gerardo Mendez of Bayamon, Puerto Rico had gone out to pick up some trash bins in order to secure them from the wind. Suddenly from behind a nearby tree a strange creature jumped out. It was described as short, hunched over, with a snout-like nose, thick black hair, and round black eyes. It had thin but strong legs, large pointy ears, and sharp fang-like teeth. The creature quickly hopped by the witness, stopping briefly to stare at him. It then hopped into the nearby woods and was gone from view. That same night others saw speeding red balls of light over different parts of the island. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, cases #3157 and #3324, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI #18 & #19).
1999 - At 7:15 p.m. two people in Post Falls, Idaho witnessed a fiery ball of light that was seen on the side of the Interstate 90 highway for approximately 20 mins near the Idaho-Washington border.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1999 webpage).
1999 - At 8:49 p.m. a cylindrical object was seen flying to the west over Everett, Washington. It changed form to a boomerang shape and became transparent, and changed course to the south. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1999 webpage).
2001 - A metallic cigar-shaped object was seen hovering near Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska for five minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2001 webpage, report uploaded October 12, 2001).
2007 - A 37-year-old service technician in Spencerville, Ohio stepped outside for a cigarette before going to bed at 1:50 a.m. and sighted a pair of lights just over the horizon. It was a dark cigar-shaped object with two lights at both ends, larger than a normal aircraft, and it made no sound as it moved west-northwest overhead. Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2007 webpage, reported on September 22, 2007).
2007Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2007 webpage, encounter was reported on September 23, 2007).
2007 - At 4:13 p.m. a father and son in Bastrop, Texas were playing catch with a baseball when a silver, cigar-shaped object appeared out of nowhere and hovered 1000 feet in the sky.It had two wings in front and two wings in the back. It backed up, came forward, then went up and down in a controlled pattern, and then quickly disappeared into thin air. The sighting lasted 45 seconds. Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2001 webpage, reported on November 21, 2007).
2007 - Three reports of triangular craft were made from Ohio between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. in West Chester, Ohio a triangular craft with an array of bright lights glided silently near the treeline. At 8:25 p.m in Deer Park, Ohio an observer witnessed a triangular object with hundreds of bright yellow lights near Cincinnati. At 9:00 p.m. a "really big" craft was seen in Evendale, Ohio that came close but remained silent the whole time. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2001 webpage, reports uploaded October 8, 2007).
2007 - A couple were traveling north on Highway 371 near Bisti badlands in San Juan County, New Mexico at 10:34 p.m. when they saw a bright white cigar-shaped craft near the ground about 100 yards off the east side of the road. They slowed their vehicle down and the craft took off very quickly. It shot up very vertically and left behind no traces. Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2007 webpage, reported on September 22, 2007).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 September 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: aluminum colored UFOs; animal reaction: dog growls and spasms; cigar or cylinder-shaped UFOs; coherent light beam; delta-shaped UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; smoke, fog or mist; giant humanoids, landings; levitation; luminous UFOs; maneuvering UFOs; missing time; multi-year reports from England and Ohio; nautical UFOs; Nordic human looking Ufonauts; orange UFOs; pendulum motion; physiological effects: eye irritation, facial skin redness, headaches, backaches; pointed ears; radar tracking of UFO; radio interference; Saturn-shaped UFOs; short humanoids; short humanoid with large pointed ears; silent UFOs; spheres; tall thin humanoid; telepathy; unintelligible language; triangular maneuvers; triangular UFOs; vertical ascent; V-shaped UFOs; wobbling motion; zigzag maneuvers.