On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 4

On this date in 1952, at 1:35 a.m. over the Sea of Japan, a bright orange, 75-foot long ovoid object passed by a US Army C-54 at a very high rate of speed. Project Blue Book explained it as a meteor. (Source: Project Blue Book cases counted in official statistics.)

In 1956 a 3-meter long metallic blimp with 3 or more windows was sighted in La Guaira, Venezuela at about 10 o'clock in the morning. It flew over the hills silently and slowly. (Source: APRO Bulletin).

1960 - Pilot Charles Morris filmed three silver discs with his motion picture camera, flying over Dubuque, Iowa at 5:57 p.m. The Air Force claimed that no unusual objects appear on any of the frames. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 40).

Dubuque, Iowa - 1960


1965 - At 6:30 p.m. a farmer and his hired hand in Corvallis, Oregon saw from their car three yellowish-orange spheres rising fast into the sky from a nearby field. They rose from the ground in sequence, several seconds apart. The next day three oily spots were found at the site. Project Blue Book lists this case as an "unknown." (Sources: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 9301; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 639; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52).

1967 - Just before midnight the Sodestrom family observed two plate-shaped objects, one 30 meters in diameter, the other smaller and gray in color, in Vilhelmina, Sweden. They hovered at close range for 15 minutes. The objects left with a hushed whistling sound, illuminating the forest with intense light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 822).

1967 - After midnight in Centre Sandwich, New Hampshire a clam-shaped UFO followed a car at a low level for several minutes. A dog in the car at the time was highly agitated, and its hair bristled in reaction to the close approach of the UFO. Approximately two hours later in Vicco, Kentucky another UFO shaped like half an eggshell cut lengthwise, hovered and maneuvered at a low level. A smaller object emerged from the underside of the object and flew away. The UFO varied in color from brown to red to orange to white. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 279; NICAP case files).

1968 - Several close encounter reports were recorded for this date. A photograph of a UFO was taken in Tully, Queensland, Australia. At 2:00 a.m. a series of large luminous globes circled and swayed over the Ohio River for two hours near Ravenswood, West Virginia. At 6:00 p.m. a magnetic UFO detector went off when a UFO passed over in Carol Stream, Illinois. At 6:15 p.m. a cigar-shaped object approached a car in West Seneca, New York from the left, then went over the road in front of the car. The object was 50-60 feet long with blinking lights.The witness tried to drive away but the car wouldn't respond to the accelerator. As the UFO came quite near, the witness could only see a bright yellow light. The driver of the car felt sluggish and immobilized until the UFO went away. The object disappeared instantly. (Sources: (1) FSR, May 1969, p. 3; (2) John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 158; (3) NICAP investigation files; (4) APRO Bulletin, March-April 1968, p. 7; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 234, citing CUFOS files).

1968 - At 8:15 p.m. two young men saw a UFO hover over a car ahead of them near Cochrane, Wisconsin. Its headlights suddenly went out. The object appeared metallic and glowed orange while standing still, but glowed redder and brighter when it was moving. The object then approached their car and their car's engine conked out. It hovered overhead for a moment, during which time the witnesses felt increased heat and "weightless." The object left over a nearby field, emitting a cloudy haze all around its periphery. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 235, citing CUFOS)

1968 - In Lapoint, Utah a 20-foot in diameter round UFO was spotted on the ground at 7:30 p.m. The witness watched if for half an hour, when its light suddenly went out. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, Appendix case A65).

1968 - Ricardo Castillo Trujillo, a janitor, saw a long, very bright UFO at 1:45 a.m. making a noise like an electric motor. It landed in an isolated section of Valparaiso, Chile and two crew members emerged. They were dressed in aluminum colored uniforms. Although he could tell they were light-skinned, he could not make out any facial details. Speaking in strange echo-like voices, they asked him about his nearsightedness, promising him that the condition would be cured. "I didn't understand them too good," he said, "but the fact is that I can see real good now, and without glasses." The humanoids promised to return for the witness. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT, Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-19; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case 45).

In 1969 on this date the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario were buzzed by a mysterious red light or craft, and reported by a number of RCMP officers at 7:45 p.m. Earlier that day at 6:40 a.m., on a highway 4 miles west of Atlanta, Missouri a truck's engine stalled and the CB radio failed to work when a 100' wide UFO hovered 50 feet above the highway and directed a strong beam of light onto the road. The driver felt a strong heat sensation coming from the object and described the light as brilliant. (Sources: (1) John Colombo, UFOs over Canada, p. 213; (2) APRO Bulletin, May-June 1969, p. 4; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 263, citing CUFOS).

1974 - At 5:40 a.m. six police officers were confronted by a massively large dark humanoid figure or silhouette while they were investigating noises coming from a parking lot in Montmorency, France. It stood at the edge of the lot. When the officers approached, the figure disappeared quickly into a nearby acacia grove. No traces were found. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).

Three UFO reports are recorded on this day in 1977 from Great Britain. At 8:00 p.m. an elliptical UFO changed color from white to red to green in Oxenden, England. It moved slowly and silently in the sky at an estimated altitude of 500 feet. Forty-five minutes later a cigar-shaped UFO w triangular fins on its upper and lower margins was sighted at Blackpool, England. At 10:00 p.m. in Lytham St James, a 9-year-old girl watched a 3-pointed object hover, spin, and change directions abruptly. The triangular craft had a yellow light at each corner and three red lights clustered underneath, and pulsated. (Sources: Awareness, July 1977, p. 20; Northern UFO Network News, July 1977, p. 1).

In 1982 at 10:30 p.m. a car on the A65 highway in Hellifield, England was surrounded by blue lights and levitated up into the air. The woman driver felt a strong sensation of cold, and experienced 30 minutes of missing time. (Source: Paul Devereax, Earth Lights Revelation, p. 112).

In 1988 a well-reported, well-investigated case occurred for over an hour off the shore of Lake Erie near Eastlake, Ohio. At 8:35 p.m. a very large illuminated ellipse or cigar-shaped object with smaller satellite objects hovered over, then landed on the ice on Lake Erie, not far from a nuclear power plant. Among the many witnesses included personnel from the local US Coast Guard station. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, January 1989).

At 10:10 p.m. in 1990 two people in a car driving in New Albany, Indiana watched a huge, manta ray shaped UFO fly overhead at 150 mph. It had rectangular panels on the underside. One hour and twenty minutes later fishermen off the shore of Provincetown, Massachusetts observed several objects and one large craft ascend vertically into the sky until gone from their sight. (Sources: MUFON Investigation files; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-94).

In Perth, Western Australia in 1992 a woman was jolted awake at 2:30 a.m. by a bright blue, glaring light. Through the glare she was able to see a four-foot tall being guiding her son down the hallway. Paralyzed at first, when the being was out of sight she found that she could move again. She ran and grabbed her son, at which point the figure vanished in a flash of white light. (Source: Albert Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case #2663).

In 1993 a UFO hovered over Shanghai, China in the night sky. It appeared to change shape as it hovered, then shrink in size until it vanished. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1993). Three other unexplained UFO reports occurred on this date. At 12:45 a.m. a 35-year-old woman driving on US highway 23 north of Delaware, Ohio slowed for a lighted object, just off the highway at 50 feet altitude. When she stopped her car the UFO came down to 15 feet above the ground, then its lights went out and the object either went away very fast or just vanished. At 11:45 a.m. a large ball-of-light buzzed a police helicopter and released three smaller fireballs east of Lynview, Kentucky. Finally, a UFO case rated as a high-reliability unknown was recorded as occurring at 11:45 p.m. at Wilson Point, New Brunswick by the Canadian UFO Survey. (Sources: Franklin Reams, MUFON Ohio investigation files; UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1993; 1993 Canadian UFO Survey, case #043.)

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: communication by language, EM vehicle ignition system interference, lenticular disc-shaped UFOs, ovoid UFOs, paralysis, sensations of heat or cold, silver discs, slow moving silent objects, UFOs with smaller satellite objects, UFOs or entities that vanish from sight , vehicle UFO electrical interference effects, whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson