On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 12

1950 - Flying over the Gulf of Mexico northwest of Cuba, a USAF B-29 picked up three unidentified radar blips. The bogeys hovered for awhile, and then orbited the B-29 at 3,000 mph. The bomber's airborne radar jammed for an additional ten minutes after the sighting. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 10).

1951 - At 10:05 p.m. two U.S. Air Force airmen at Stewart AFB in Orange County, New York saw a fireball drop from a high altitude, and then zig-zag. It made clear cut maneuvers, and changed colors. At 11:01 p.m. a saucer-shaped object hovered near Fort Benning, Georgia for 20 minutes, then shot off to the south. U.S. Army 2nd Lt. A. C. Hale saw a light with a fan-shaped wake remain motionless like a star then speed away. It was estimated to be the size of a matchhead held at arms length. There were nine other witnesses. A Project Blue Book unknown. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951 (volume 2), pp. 2 & 3; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 868).

1953 - In Santana dos Montes, Minas Gerais, Brazil Sr. M. Ramos Bessa had a close encounter with a small domed disc-shaped UFO that landed in a field at 1:00 p.m. Two humanoids wearing "brilliant lead" colored suits w shining ball on each of their square-toed shoes. Soil sample.Physiological effect: severe headache. (Source: Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, case # 265).

1956 - At 5:30 a.m. a scarlet colored object streaked across the northeast sky in Kuantan, Malaysia and then dove into the sea. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, case # 17).

1965 - At one o'clock in the morning Mr. Don Flickinger, a U.S. Border Patrol officer, had his patrol car buzzed by a bright round flying object in Lynden, Washington not far from the Canadian border. The UFO hovered, then acelerated away with the sound of rushing air. The object had been tracked on radar. That same night, a round, glowing 30 foot wide object with a dome on top landed on a nearby farm in Custer, Washington melting the snow in a 12 foot diameter circle. The object illuminated the yard, trees, and the side of the farmhouse. The circle was melted in snow 16 inches deep, and the ground beneath was also scorched. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, April-May 1965, p. 4; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 170; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 630; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 94; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 132; UNICAT, case # 396).

1968 - On this night while driving on a highway in Carlisle, Pennsylvania two female witnesses, Ms. Lehman and Ms. Little, saw a large round white object, at times reddish, that emitted smaller objects that maneuvered around independently. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 1).

1969 - At eight o'clock in the morning two local UFO investigators had driven to an isolated area of Mount Misery on Long Island, New York in order to photograph the landscape. Walking on foot near a wooded hill, they caught sight of a tall human like figure that appeared to have a disfigured face and long wild black hair. He also wore a long black garment. Upon seeing the UFO investigators the being retreated silently into the woods. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case # 1897, citing John A. Keel, Strange Mutants).

1975 - At 2:30 a.m. ten 3.5-foot-tall humanoids gathered soil samples for three minutes in Hudson Park in North Bergen, New Jersey only 100 feet from the street. They wore coveralls with helmets and got back into a domed disc-shaped craft. The disc made a humming sound when it took off, and CB radio interference was noted. Ground marks. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, p. 33; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 64).

1979 - On this night in the farming community of Sorocaba, Sao Paolo State, Brazil three newspaper reporters watched a large luminous disc-shaped object descend and hover near the ground, while hundreds of other witnesses watched several luminous discs maneuver over the nearby village. Two small beings, about four and a half foot tall, emerged from the object. The beings were human in appearance and were wearing one-piece outfits with fishbowl type helmets over their heads. The helmets emitted bright beacons of light. Suddenly everything became very dark and moments later the disc ascended and disappeared behind some nearby hills. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1641, citing A. J. Gevaerd and Wendelle C. Stevens, UFO Abductions at Maringa).

1980 - On this night in the town of Huayana, in the Potosi Valley, Bolivia a man saw a lenticular-shaped object over him. The UFO projected a beam of light and formed a dome shaped luminous form on the ground, not far from the witness. He then experienced strange sensations when he walked inside the light dome. He was met there by a tall, blond-haired humanoid that had tanned skin and slanted eyes with a very prominent chin. The man claimed he had sensations of love and serenity projected to him by the tall humanoid. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 1577, citing Luis Fernando Mostajo, The Missing Link, issue # 124).

1988 - At 5:25 p.m. Ed Walters was driving in his pickup truck on US 98 in Gulf Breeze, Florida when an object appeared ahead of him shining a white beam of light through the windshield, partially paralyzing his forearms and hands. He stopped the truck and pulled over to the side of the road. He now felt numb and his arms were stinging. The object approached quickly and hovered three feet above the roadway. He was able to grab his shotgun and got out of the truck, attempting to crawl under it. At this point the object brightened and came closer. A beam of white light struck Walters on the back of his legs. The object next began rotating and a blue beam of light appeared under it. The beam deposited five small beings on the roadway, all of whom wore some type of shield like coverings. They had large black oval-shaped eyes and carried glowing rods. The beings approached Walters, who then managed to crawl back into his truck and was somehow able to start it; he then drove quickly away from the area at high speed. (Source: Edward Walters, Gulf Breeze Sightings, p. 107; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1988, case # 359, citing Donald Ware, Walter Andrus & Charles Flannigan, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 239).

1989 - On this night a woman driving her car in Duclair, Seine-Maritime department, France observed within 30 meters of the top of a marsh an enormous cylindrical form with a cupola on top. The UFO was emitting a yellow light, had a series of red luminescent portholes, and a white base. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 26).

1989 - Two men driving in Underwood, Indiana saw a diamond-shaped object for five minutes moving across the roadway in front of their car. They drove directly under the craft, 100' above them.

1990 - A man and his three daughters were driving on Five Points Road in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana at 8:30 p.m. when they saw a domed disc-shaped object and stopped the car. The object hovered and moved, titled at an angle. It had a little dark dome on top, multicolored lights (red, white, green and blue), and a beam of light that shone toward the ground. It moved up and down, and approached and receded. It also made no sound. The witnesses were frightened and resumed driving to get away. (Sources: Norma J. Croda, MUFON case file # 900737; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 128).

1993 - On this night, during a period of appallingly poor weather conditions and repeated UFO sightings in the area, several local residents of Langeness Fjord, Iceland reported seeing small gray-colored humanoids walking on the ice on a nearby glacier. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1320, citing Tony Dodd, UFO Magazine (UK), Vol. 12, # 4).

1993 - On this evening two men, Joseph Wiek and Harold Egeln, were having dinner at a coffee shop in Greenwich Village, New York when suddenly time seemed to slow down and everything became frozen in "time". Harold saw three humanoid figures enter the restaurant's front window in a blast of light. Joseph saw the three humanoids enter, but instead of a light blast he saw one carrying something that looked like a "trumpet". Later Harold had a bizarre dream where he saw a saucer-like object rimmed with what appeared to be trumpets, descend over the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 3870, citing S.P.A.C.E.).

2000 - In Caboolture, Queensland, Australia a woman reported that a thick white cloud came through her screen door, across the kitchen, blocked her TV, and went up against a wall before it faded. Out in her backyard was a large triangular object with a red arrow marking. She reported that she has had strange visions since the event. (Source: Australasian Ufologist, January 2001, p. 38).

2000 - Hundreds of motorists on Highway A-1 in Rome, Italy saw a circular luminous object followed by a cylinder of light, which hung in the sky for several minutes. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), May 2000, p. 53).

2000 - A family in rural northeastern Missouri chased a UFO in their car starting at 8:45 p.m., but it suddenly came closer and hovered over them, then followed them home. They witnessed more than 30 lights that travelled at random through the sky, and they also claimed to have seen seven aircraft flying around the scene. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 4, citing CAUS; Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 178).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: air displacement, car pursuits, cylindrical UFOs, fishbowl helmets, gray-colored humanoids, humanoids gathering soil samples, lenticular UFO, multi-year reports for Indiana, physiological effects: paralysis, severe headaches, satellite UFOs emitted from larger object, short humanoids, tall human-looking being with disfigured face, time distortion, triangular UFO, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson