On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 25

1909 - On this night in Anderlues, Belgium a teacher sighted a 25-meter in diameter sphere glide down a road, and then turn and go down a small path. (Source: SOBEPS, case 163).

1942 - At around 2:30 a.m. on this night in Los Angeles County, California a formation of 6-9 luminous white balls of light flying in a triangular formation flew in from the northwest, moving very slowly. They also appeared as steady radar blips coming in from the sea. As they flew over aircraft factories and this was shortly after the United States entry into World War II, widespread panic resulted, and five people were killed by the anti-aircraft fire hitting the ground and in subsequent traffic accidents. In the evening in Santa Monica, California a white disc was sighted hovering high in the sky. (Sources: Preston E. Dennett, UFOs over Topanga Canyon, p. 263; Gordon I. R. Lore and Harold Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 74).

1950 - Los Alamos, New Mexico. Twelve Atomic Energy Commission security inspectors sighted a cylindrical UFO at 3:55 p.m. while at the Los Alamos nuclear facility. It was silver colored and was flashing, and had tapered ends. The object flew slowly and then sped up, fluttered and oscillated, and changed course. The observations by the various individuals lasted from three seconds up to two minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1953 - A bright disc was sighted hovering in the night sky in the Sultanate of Brunei, northern Borneo. It remained for 40 minutes and was seen rotating at 30,000 feet altitude over a big oil field. (Source: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 63 for February 1953).

1959 - At 6:45 a.m., sixty miles north of Barberton, Ohio on State Route 21 in Summit County a dark disc-shaped UFO with a red light on top flew around for five minutes at 150 meters altitude. No blimp was flying in the area at the time. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1959, p. 5; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959: January-March, p. 67).

1959 - On the same morning at 8:30 a.m. in Hobbs, New Mexico an ovoid UFO was seen by a Mr. Dobbs. The car radio repeated a "dot-dot-dash" for 35 seconds during the sighting. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 75; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 99, citing Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story).

1962 - An Army private and six civilians in Kotzbue, Alaska sighted a red light in the night sky at 7:20 p.m. It was followed 30 seconds later by a blue light. The entire sighting lasted five minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

Kotzebue, Alaska - 1962

Sketch of Kotzebue, Alaska UFOs - 1962

1966 - In Quipapa, Brazil three young women in their twenties were walking home at 9:15 p.m. near some railroad tracks when they spotted a 9-12-foot diameter disc hovering over their road. The UFO had two headlights. Three little men, who wore large headgear and one-piece coverall suits that had a luminous band across the chest, were seen nearby. There was also a tall being about six feet in height. The women ran and the UFO gave chase. Traces were found at the sight. (Source: Dr. Walter Buhler, FSR, March 1971, p. 9).

1967 - At 5:40 p.m. in Urbana, Illinois a chemical engineering teaching assistant from the University of Illinois saw a bright unexplained light in the sky that changed color from white to red, dimmed and then went out. The light was first seen in the northern sky and flew toward the west; it rose slightly as it flew. (Source: NICAP case files, report dated February 27, 1967).

1967 - In Ann Arbor, Michigan at 7:00 p.m. a married couple sighted three brilliant red lights, each with a blinking green light on top with a hazy blue light preceding it. No structural form was seen between the lights, flew relatively slow, made sweeping turn (Source: E.U. Condon University of Colorado UFO study case files, through NICAP).

1967 - At 7:02 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minnesota seven people sighted three "brushed aluminum" disc-shaped objects with a row of lights or ports around the center of each. The objects banked into a turn, whereupon the lead disc glowed red one time, appearing like molten iron, then the glow diminished. The three objects banked into the turn in unison. (Sources: NICAP case files; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1967, p. 6; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 329).

1967 - In Sioux City, Iowa at 5:25 p.m., Fargo, North Dakota at 7:50 p.m., and Syracuse, New York at 6:05 p.m. UFO photographs were taken of nocturnal lights. In Fargo two teenagers took two Polaroid photos of a round, possibly disc-shaped UFOs, entirely lit with a plain bright light. The UFOs flew up from a low altitude at a 30-degree angle, sped up, and then flew off quickly toward the northeast. (Sources: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, J. Allen Hynek case files; Fargo Forum, February 25, 1967; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 236; Terence M. Wright, The Intelligent Man's Guide to Flying Saucers, p. 189).

1969 - Near Pau-Uzein Airport, France at 8:00 p.m. four witnesses, including two in Alouette II helicopters, visually tracked a green luminous UFO that flew rapidly from west to east over the airport. The UFO did not appear on radar. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, page 36, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1969 - That same night four people in a car in Chabut, Argentina saw a disc-shaped object. The engine of their car quit running when the disc was in view. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 262, citing Phenomenes Spatiaux, Vol. 20, 1969).

1973 - At 11:00 p.m. a vehicle's diesel engine stopped when a reddish-orange ovoid object was encountered blocking the road in Villenueve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, France. The driver was temporarily paralyzed during the encounter. (Source: Claude Poher, Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1974, p. 12).

1974 - After midnight three 1.5m tall human-looking UFOnauts were seen standing on the rim of domed disc-shaped object as it passes by at 50 kph in York Plains, Tasmania. (Sources: W. K. Roberts, FSR, November-December 1975, p. 47; Keith Basterfield, In-depth Review of Australian UFO Related Entity Reports, citing Tasmanian UFO Inves. Centre; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2324).

1974 - At 7:15 a.m. in Toulon, France a white T-shaped object hovered for 5 minutes. Its pointed bottom descended and extended what looked like a wire. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1974).

There were at least three close encounters with humanoids on this day in 1976.

1976 - The first humanoid report on this day occurred in Kettering, Tasmania. A glowing, domed object landed on the beach at 1:00 a.m., making a humming noise. Beings were seen through the windows in the craft. The domed disc made a louder noise as it took off, and flew away toward the east. Later that night numerous witnesses in Maydena, Tasmania, sighted two orange lights. They flew toward the southwest at a speed less than 100 mph. (Sources: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 161, citing FSR; Keith Roberts, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1976, p. 8).

1976 - In Maneru, Spain at 4:00 p.m. five school children saw a UFO descend and land in a nearby field. The UFO was 8-10 meters wide, and had a transparent dome. A two-meter tall being emerged dressed in a black coverall suit. The figure took a few steps through the field of barley, and then returned to the craft, and took off. There were landing traces at the site. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, April 1977, p. 27).

1976 - Eight miles north of Nashville, Illinois at 7:30 p.m. that same evening, while driving by on the highway a woman caught sight of two eight-foot tall beings standing about fifteen feet from the roadway. As her car drew even with the second being a blue light flashed across her face. She drove away in fear, and she continued to watch a blue glow in her rear view mirror. (Source: Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated February 26, 1976, citing field investigator Kretsch).

1980 - On a cloudy day at 2:30 p.m. in Youngsville, Pennsylvania a 23-year old man, R. Pennington, heard an explosion mixed with a whining noise, and then saw a 20-foot wide disc with a transparent dome on top out of his truck window. The trajectory of the UFO continued to follow a 250 kW electric transmission line. (Source: International UFO Reporter, August 1980, p. 14).

1981 - An Aeroflot YAK-40 airliner flying northwest of Tallinn, Estonia was paced by two orange, elongated objects at 9:24 p.m. The UFOs flew parallel to the plane and then approached from 70 degrees to the right. The crew saw four orange lights on the first object and 3 lights on the other one. After three minutes the first object executed a turn to the right, then to the left. The second object repeated the maneuver and followed after the first some six to eight minutes later. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 176).

1982 - A large disc with a dome on top flew over the witness's car in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania and shone a beam of light onto the ground. The UFO came very near the ground and may have landed temporarily, then rose up and flew off over the witness's house and out of sight. The entire sighting lasted about five minutes. (Source: Stan Gordon, MUFON and PASU case investigation files, report dated April 1982).

1987 - Movie producer Paul Davids and two others watched two silent, silver domed discs maneuver close to his residence in Pasadena, California. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1994).

1989 - In Benayeo, Victoria, Australia near Edenhope, a large oblong UFO with a dome at the rear end hung in the sky at 7:30 a.m., and then vanished in place. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 218).

1991 - In the early morning at 5:50 a.m. in Tenay, France a witness surprised a wiry "stork-man" creature by a trashcan. The creature jumped over a wall and fled. It had claws and talons. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 323).

1992 - In Sjaellands Odde, Denmark a thin metallic object was sighted flying at only 8 meters altitude. It had a funnel-shaped center. A short while later in the mid-morning in East Fork, Kentucky two men in a pickup truck saw a gray, disc-shaped flying object moving at 100-feet altitude. (Sources: SUFOI News, issue #14).

1997 - Two young people reported sighting a triangular shaped object hovering between Shrewsbury and Oswestry near a road in the Shropshire, England countryside. It expelled a flame and then vanished. According to a RAF spokesman, the object was unlikely to be a military experimental aircraft. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 199).

1999 - At 5:45 a.m. in Stouthill, Tennessee a cylindrical UFO 150 feet in length hovered just 100 feet above the trees. It had four bright lights along its bottom in perfect alignment. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1999 - Shortly before noon 14 forestry workers working in the forest on the lower slopes of Mount St. Helens in Skamania County, Washington witnessed a horseshoe-shaped flying object lift an adult elk out of the forest and fly off with the apparently dead or unconscious animal.  The object had a red and white patch; it first oscillated in flight, then swooped down and abducted the elk in a clear cut, 500 yards away from the men. (Source: Robert Fairfax, MUFON UFO Journal, July 1999, p. 3).

2002 - At 8:24 a.m. a silent, dark, cone shaped object was witnessed in Weiser, Idaho moving slowly and climbing up into the sky. Later that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. witnesses saw a very bright light that was hovering over the drylands of southeastern Washington near the town of Touchet for five minutes. It finally moved rapidly away over the desert hills. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2002 webpage, reports uploaded Mar. 19, 2002).

2004 - A small disc-shaped object with numerous green lights was seen over Bellevue, Ohio at 7:20 p.m. It moved left and right slowly and was in sight for ten seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).

2006 - A multicolored UFO was sighted in Black Point, Nova Scotia, Canada at 8 p.m. It was first seen to be hovering, then it flew away slowly. There were flashing lights on the object. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 68, citing ufoinfo.com).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal abduction, cylindrical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, humanoids wearing coveralls, humming or whining sounds, landings with physical traces, low-flying UFOs, multi-year reports from California and Pennsylvania, nocturnal lights, nuclear facility, photographs, short humanoids, sweeping turns, tall humanoids, T-shaped UFO, vanishing UFOs, vehicle EM ignition interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson