On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 25

1942 - At midnight U.S. Airman Sobinski and another Army Air Force crewman sighted a luminous orange object closely following their warplane over the Zuider Zee, North Holland, The Netherlands. They fired several rounds at the object. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 6, citing Jerome Clark; Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 19; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 396).

1954 - At 3:30 p.m. a U.S. Marine Corps pilot sighted a disc-shaped object flying at 3000 feet altitude over Cape Canaveral, Florida. The UFO evaded being filmed by the warplane's gun camera. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 115; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23).

1958 - Two disc-shaped objects made fast maneuvers over the Woomera Missile Test Range at 10 p.m. in the desert of South Australia. They shimmered and changed colors as they flew. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 50; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1958: March-April, p. 53).

1959 - Two silver spheres joined by a cylinder changed shape to a disc over Warsaw, Poland at around 11:30 a.m. (Source: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 212).

1960 - Making a noise like a gas turbine, a cylindrical UFO hovered over Vichel at around 3 p.m. in Puy-de-Dome department, France for more than five minutes, then shot away to the southeast, traveling sideways like an arrow. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 5897, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit Lecteurs).

1966 - At 11:45 p.m. John King, age 22, working with the Bangor, Maine Police Department, suddenly saw above him a very bright object with a dark underside. He fired at it four times with his pistol, hearing the bullets hit a metal surface as the object flew off. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 736).

1967 - Three red discs hovered over Highway 10C in Joplin, Missouri in the predawn hours. They had windows with white light coming from them. The rose and flew toward the west, where they were joined by a fourth flying disc. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 1).

1967 - An intensely luminous object woke up several residents in Iguala, Mexico at dawn. People in trains going to Acapulco and people travelling by car saw the same phenomenon. The UFO came down to ground level giving off a blinding light, then took off. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 828).

1971 - At 12:30 a.m. six soldiers stationed at a radar base at Monte Pani, Cabo De Creus, Spain were alerted by another soldier to a fiery red, disc-shaped craft moving slowly over the area. The guard dogs began howling, and the men all watched as the UFO suddenly shot away at high speed. Moments later one of the soldiers screamed in pain from a sudden bright flash that seemed to come from the ocean nearby. Meanwhile one of the soldiers released one of the guard dogs, a wolfhound with a fierce disposition, that was going crazy inside his cage. The dog ran immediately towards some nearby buildings and was followed closely by two of the men. The dog slowed down and began to grow menacingly, and one of the men felt heavy static in the air and his tongue began to itch. Both men then heard a loud noise coming from some nearby bushes. They saw a huge bulky figure that seemed to move clumsily among the brush. The men yelled at the figure to stop but it changed directions and began moving away quickly. Seconds later the men heard another noise and felt something heavy moving towards them. They fired their weapons in the direction of the noise and everything became silent. A search of the area the next day proved fruitless. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, case # 1417, citing Antonio Ribera, Los Doce Triangulos De La Muerte).

1971 - At 8:10 p.m. two girls riding ponies in Denton, England saw a bright orange cross in the sky emitting sparks. It followed them to the end of a road, then vanished with a bang. One of the ponies was spooked by the explosion. (Source: FSR, March 1972, p. 28).

1972 - At 3:30 a.m. the witness was roused from sleep at his home in Soesterberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands by a loud humming sound and saw a bright light from his window. Looking out, he saw a blinding white light surrounded by a fog, and thought that his car was on fire. He ran out, started his car, and began to move it. His next recollection was that he found himself in a deserted moorland, and he stopped his car. Next, a "human like figure" ran past the car from the rear and then "suddenly...vanished." He got out of the car and saw a lens-shaped object on the ground to his left, about 100 feet wide, surrounded by a greenish glow. The green light came from windows in the craft, and three beams shining upward from it. In one of the windows he could see a human-like being. He approached on foot to within 10-12 feet, and he saw this figure motion to him to go back. The figure was between five foot and five foot four inches tall, and wore a tight fitting metallic looking coverall that had a belt with a tube that ran to his collar. He had almond shaped eyes and seemed to be smiling. Behind him was some sort of instrument panel. Several other humanoid beings were seen standing behind other windows. Then the object then "jumped" from the ground, floated for 30 feet, and then "hurled away" with a scraping noise to the wouthwest. Traces were later found at the landing site. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, August 1976, p. 6; G. S. Wiersema, FSR, November 1972, p. 10; Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 509; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-07 (A1146), citing the Dutch Ufological Study Center, The Hague).

1973 - Just after midnight Mr. Brechant, his 11-year-old son Patrice, and his brother in law, Mr. Cosme, were driving in a car on a dark night on a UFO hunting expedition in Therines, Oise, France. They spotted a luminous ball in a field near Songeons only 250-300 meters away. The light diminished in intensity, and for a few seconds 4-6 white luminous rectangles appeared next to it. Then next tried to drive around the field and observe the light from the rear. A second luminous ball was then seen in another field about 200 yards away. From its base emerged a triangular beam of light, with its base on the sphere and its apex pointing toward the left. Through a pair of binoculars Mr. Cosme could see two luminous silhouettes of humanoid beings, one behind the beam and one "sliding on it" towards the point, where it disappeared. They seemed to have elongated heads and enormously broad shoulders. He could not distinguish arms and legs, but the one behind the beam seemed to be carrying a sack on its left side. This silhouette gradually "evaporated," then the triangular beam went out, and next the luminous ball turned off. On their way home their car was pursued by a ball of yellow-white light, then yellowish green light at treetop level, which was first seen 300 meters away and later approached to within 50 meters. (Sources: Alain Garnard, UFO Register, volume 7, p. 44; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-88 (A1196), citing M. Carof & M. Lesbros, Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1973 - At 11:00 p.m. a witness driving in Villevueve-sur-Lot, Lot-Garonne, France had a close encounter with a blazing ovoid object on the road ahead. The diesel engine of the car stopped, and the driver was frozen with paralysis for over a minute. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9891, citing Phenomenes Spatiaux, issue 40).

1974 - The witness was driving near Nogaro, Gers, France at 3:00 a.m. when the car engine died. A 0.9 meter tall green-colored dwarf was seen by the side of the road, who had unusually long arms. The car engine restarted spontaneously after coasting past the dwarf creature and the witness drove off. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11236, citing Michel Figuet & Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 462).

1974 - At 7:15 a.m. a 34-year-old man was driving in Balagny-sur-Therain, Oise, France an sighted a reddish orange ovoid shaped object hovering ahead of his car. The object shot up rapidly into the sky in a vertical ascent when witness's car neared. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 142, p. 12; Michel Figuet and Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 479).

1974 - Two farmers watched an orange ovoid object ascend from the ground in Ossey-les-Trois-Maison, France at 8:30 p.m. Ground traces were found. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1975).

1981 - At 7:15 p.m. the crews of six boats saw a gray colored, 60 meter tall cone-shaped UFO hovering one meter over the sea off the coast of Ayamonte, Huelva, Spain for 20 minutes. It then ascended vertically. The weather was clear at the time of the sighting. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1981, p. 1).

1986 - A triangular object with rounded apexes approached and then hovered ahead of a car with three witnesses near Downingtown, Pensylvania at 12:30 a.m. It made no sound. The encounter lasted more than four minutes. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1986, p. 8; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 368).

1995 - A huge luminous hemisphere or dome shaped observed was observed covering the roadway between Alencon and Bernay, Eure, France at around 4:00 a.m. A conical beam of light came from the bottom of the object. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 17178, citing
Banque OVNI, issue # 95).

2004 - At around 7:00 p.m. the crew of a commercial airliner flying near Omaha, Nebraska reported seeing four disc-shaped objects, which remained visible ahead of the aircraft for between 10 and 15 minutes.  The objects did not appear on FAA radar at anytime during the entire sighting. They had many lights and flew off to the west, where they were lost from view (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2004 archived webpage; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18197, citing NUFORC).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 March 2007).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft encounters; animal reaction: dogs barking, horse shied; bulky humanoid; conical or triangular light beams; disc-shaped UFOs; luminous entities; luminous UFOs; orange ovoid UFOs; physiological effects: heavy static in air, itchy tongue, paralysis; red UFOs; short humanoids; vehicle EM effects including diesel engine; vertical ascent.