On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 26

1880, Lamy, New Mexico - Four men walking near Galisteo Junction in the evening were surprised as they heard voices coming from a "strange balloon," which flew over them. It was shaped like a fish and seemed to be guided by a large fanlike device. There were eight to ten figures aboard. Their language was not understood. The object flew low over Galisteo Junction and rose rapidly toward the east. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 180, citing Flying Saucer Review, May 1961; Santa Fe New Mexican, March 27, 1880).

1897 - On or about this date Robert Hibbard in Sioux City, Iowa was caught by an anchor dropped from an unknown flying machine 22 km north of the town. He was dragged over 10 meters and fell as his clothes were torn. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 140 & 182, case 11).

1945 - On this evening several lights followed a night fighter aircraft from the 549th NFS squadron over Iwo Jima, Japan, made a few turns, and had slight radar returns. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947, citing the 549th NFS History).

1945 - In the Ruhr Valley, Germany a pink sphere (3' in diameter) passed a RAF Spitfire XI fighter from the 541th Squadron at 340 mph at 11:00 a.m. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 7, citing Jan Aldrich, Project 1947).

1950 - Several discs were seen from a Lebanese airliner off the coast of the ancient city of Acre (now Akko), Israel. They were travelling north and flying at a high altitude while emitting trails of smoke. At 11:15 a.m. five disc-shaped UFOs were seen, first three, then another two, flying over Bruswick, Georgia. They were silver in color, and flew at 30,000 feet altitude at a speed greater than 1,800 mph. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 12).

1966 - Jean Voilquin, age 54, saw a strange looking "wheel" roll 15 meters away from him in Attigneville, France. It moved at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour. It was about 80 centimeters in diameter, 25 cm thick; it rolled away at 1:30 p.m. and then vanished. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182 case 737).

1966 - Engineers and technicians in Ann Arbor, Michigan watched a glowing red disc-shaped object maneuver around the sky, descend, and then fly parallel with the road for several minutes. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, April 1966, p. 4; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 319).

1966 - On the same night a 13-year-old boy named C. Cozens saw two white oval UFOs land in a field behind the police station in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He walked up to them and touched one. When he touched the antenna he received a strong electric shock, and burns on the hand. Investigators rated his story as reliable. (Sources: Hamilton Spectator, April 4, 1966; Erich A. Aggen, Jr., Flying Saucers, October 1969, p. 5; T. Scott Crain, Flying Saucers, June 1971, p. 8).

1966 - Two women were driving back from Amarillo, Texas at just before midnight when they saw a UFO approaching them from the north. Their car engine died and the headlights failed. The object flew over the car and hovered 400 meters away. After 10 minutes the witnesses were able to start their car and leave. They reported the object had a waffle-like surface and glowed with an intense red light. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 182 case 738).

1967 - The Bailey and Lore families had observed UFOs in the area of their homes in Minitare, Nebraska on several occasions. On the evening of March 26 at around 7:30 p.m., Robert Lore and Cecil Bailey drove north of their farms to look for lights that looked like they had landed on an isolated section of farmland. The two men drove past a man in white coveralls standing alone by the side of the road. Their dog was riding in the car, and it "really kicked up a fuss" and appeared to be terrified. When the men got home the lights were once more visible in the sky. One particular bright light was strong enough to light up the hill behind it. When they returned to the site where they had seen the stranger the next day, they found numerous nearly rectangular footprints, some of them 9.75 inches long and others 8.5 incheslong. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-26, citing Richard Hall; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 334).

1967 - At 9:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. John Dick and Mrs. W. Buhr were driving toward Gretna, Manitoba, Canada. They saw a very bright object at ground level near three radio towers situated 3.5 kilometers south of Altona, Manitoba, illuminating the countryside with a pink glow. The object itself was dark with a luminous band around it, was motionless, and pulsated. It disappeared very suddenly. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 829, citing the Altona Echo, April 19, 1967).

1972 - A car engine stalled at 5:30 a.m. when three red UFOs came down in a field between Dargies and Grandvilliers, Oise, France. It vanished when the car's headlights lit upon it. (Source: Michel Figuet & Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 383).

1974 - A truck driver was driving in Valdehijaderos, Spain at 2:00 a.m. when he spotted a strange luminous object like a plate placed above another large, round object hovering motionless over the highway about 200 meters from the him. A similar object, also motionless, was seen 15-20 meters away. Two beings came out of the first vehicle, pointed to the observer's truck, then went inside again, and both vehicles flew away. At 11:30 p.m. the same witness witnessed "three silver ships parked on the highway with light similar to floodlight." The observer stopped the motor of his car and some figures approached him. He ran, frightened, and they followed him. They were about two meters tall (6.5 feet). The next day the Guardia Civil made an investigation. They found a hole in the ground, which the truck driver said he had not made. (Source: Richard H. Hall,  The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 346).

1974 - At 8:00 a.m. a witness driving near Pouldergat, Finistere, France saw a hemispheric dome-shaped following the road. Next a long, half-cylinder shaped object was seen hovering over an intersection. At 9:00 p.m. another hemispheric dome-shaped object was sighted by three witnesses in Pleuville, Charente, France. It was luminous and had two rays of light coming from it. It flew at a low altitude of under 10 meters, and was estimated to be 4-5 meters in diameter. (Sources: (1) Jean-F. Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 77; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1976, p. 20; Michel Figuet & Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 480).

1983 - On this evening two witnesses driving in Careme, Tarn-Garonne, France encountered sudden fog, and then a huge disc-shaped UFO. Their car turned unaccountably onto an unknown dirt road, and they had a possible missing time experience. The entire experience lasted 50 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 317).

1993 - A 20-year-old woman was standing on her back porch in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, New York when a silent, multicolored domed disc "glided over the house" at an estimated 150 feet altitude. She first thought it was a low flying plane, but dismissed that idea because of the shape of the object. The dome on the disc was as tall as the width of the object. The object was covered in bright white flashing lights. Jets soon showed up, apparently to chase the object. (Source: Herbert S. Taylor, MUFON field investigations database, case 930402J; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1994).

1994 - Two silver disc-shaped objects danced around in the sky over Earl Shilton, Leicester, England at 4:00 p.m. They made a high-pitched whistling sound. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, August 1994).

2000 - Two witnesses observed a triangular object that crossed the sky over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at steady pace and a high altitude at 10:45 p.m. Its shape was defined by a number of grayish-white, non-blinking lights. It flew to the northeast, and made no sound. According to one witness “the object had to be huge” since it was very high up, but could clearly be seen as it blocked out a portion of the clear sky as it moved. (Source: Stan Gordon, Pennsylvania Center for UFO Research, www.stangordonufo.com).

2001 - At 7:20 a.m. there was a UFO sighting of a flying disc in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The local TV stations had close up photos. At 7:30 a.m. a huge, brilliant metallic sphere or disc-shaped object paced a T-33 trainer with a military pilot at a distance while in flight over La Paz, Bolivia. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18162, citing Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 61).

2001 - At 9:35 p.m. EDT a very large, multicolored triangular object with two very bright lights on the front and a reddish looking light on the bottom center was seen over Durham, North Carolina. An extremely large cigar-shaped craft with two flashing lights on each end, which the witness estimated to be at least 200 yards long, was sighted over Valentine, Nebraska at 9:00 p.m. CDT (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded April 1, 2001).

2002 - A pharmaceutical products salesman was returning along a desrted road around 3 p.m. in Cazalla de la Sierra, Spain when he noticed an object resembling a shiny pear ahead in the middle of the roadway. It was resting on three metallic legs. Somewhat perplexed, he continued to drive closer, and then notice two very tall humanoid beings standing in a nearby field. They were over two meters tall, and wore tight-fitting, white coveralls and helmets resembling those worn by the early astronauts.

He parked his vehicle and approached the two strange figures on foot. One of the men walked away and entered the pear-shaped craft, while the other remained behind. Knowing that these men were "not from this Earth", he still asked the remaining humanoid if he needed any assistance. He felt when he approached the strange pair he had entered some kind of a trance, and he seemed to be floating over the road. The being replied and appeared to be genuinely pleased with his offer of assistance, but said that everything was in order. He said that the area was very beautiful and also added, "Humans don't know what they have. Where we come from we don't have such beautiful scenes; they disappeared a long time ago."

Cazalla de la Sierra, Spain Humanoid Report - 2002

26 March 2002 - Cazalla de la Sierra, Spain Humanoid Report

The astounded witness next managed to ask the being where he came from. He was told that they hailed from another dimension, a concept that humans have not yet assimilated. The humanoid smiled when he answered the question. The being then bid goodbye and walked towards the nearby shiny pear-shaped object; he then disappeared inside of it. Then the craft emitted a loud whisting sound and disappeared at very high speed towards some nearby cliffs. The witness described the humanoids as about 2.5 meters in height, with wide chests and heavy set, thin legs, generally human features, but with somewhat "refined" or sharpened features. Their suits were very tight fitting, and made of an apparent synthetic material resembling plastic. They eyes were very light, almost white, and their speed was hesitant and accented. Also, their movements seemed kind of clumsy. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database Reports, citing J. M. Garcia and Francisco Padron, Spain).

2003 - A wobbling silver triangular craft was seen in Carlsbad, California at 2:00 p.m. for half a minute, with a bright light in broad daylight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2003 webpage archive).

2004 - An object like a "dinner plate" with a dome on the bottom was sighted in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada at 4:22 a.m. It flew slowly, and stopped at one point. The sighting lasted 15 minutes. At 7:50 p.m. two rapid moving almond-shaped discs initially flew in from the Gulf of Mexico heading east toward Brandenton, Florida and then turned sharply south. They moved very fast. (Sources: (1) Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 157, citing HBCCUFO; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2004 archived webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 July 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, disc-shaped UFOs, multi-year reports from France and Spain, pear-shaped UFO, silver UFOs, red UFOs, silent UFOs, tall UFOnauts, triangular UFOs, unintelligible language, vehicle EM interference effects, whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson