On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 November 1

1461 - A fiery rod or cylinder hovered for 15 minutes over the town of Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France. It suddenly spiraled and twisted upward and was gone. (Sources: Data-Net Report, May 1970; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 7).

1885 - A huge disc-shaped object was seen in Edirne, Turkey at 9:30 p.m. (Sources: Charles Fort, Book of the Damned, p. 275; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers Are Real, p. 59; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 227; Flying Saucers, November 1973, p. 36).

1948 - A UFO was tracked by U.S. Army radar at Goose Bay Base, Labrador, Canada on this day. It was moving at a high rate of speed, in excess of 600 mph. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 33; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, p. 83).

1954 - At 6:30 a.m. Rosa Lotti Dainelli, age 40, was walking into Cennina, Toscana, Italy carrying her stockings and shoes, and a bunch of carnations on her way to visit the cemetery, when she suddenly observed an object, shaped like double cone with a common base, resting vertically on a grassy space. Two small seats were visible inside the lower cone. From behind the object appeared two dwarfs, each about one meter tall, who approached her with friendly expressions, the older one laughing. They wore a sort of gray, tight fitting, one-piece coverall that covered their feet, short gray cloaks, and doublets with shiny buttons; on their heads were reddish helmets with what looked like leather earflaps. They were speaking in an unintelligible language that sounded like Chinese, ‘liu, lai, loi.” Their mouths showed strong, rather protruding white teeth. Approaching Sr. Dainelli, they abruptly snatched the carnations from her and one of her stockings, wrapped the flowers in the stocking, and then threw them into the “spindle” shaped UFO. Then one of them took out a brown wrapped circular object, carrying it in the crook of its arm. Lotti ran away, and when she looked back, after running 100 yards, she saw that the little men were still there. A stonemason, R. Berti, saw the object, which he described as a luminous “rocket,” rise up into the air. A deep hole in the ground was later found at the site. (Sources: Sergio Conti, FSR, September-October 1972, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-123 (A0331); UNICAT, case # 615; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 241, case # 324). 

1954 - At 3:30 p.m. a farmer in Modigliana, Emilia-Romagna, Italy named Adelmo Monti saw a “dark spot” just over the ground, about 500 meters away from him. The object had an apparent diameter of one meter and was surrounded by a number of small cylinders. Monti observed a “very tiny, hard to make out figure” to one side of the object. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0332; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1567, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

1954 - A fisherman, G. Seenza, was on the Dese River in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso, Italy on this foggy night placing nets in the water. He noticed a greenish light through the thick fog. Because there were no houses in the area, Sr. Seenza began shouting in order to make contact with the people he thought were associated with the light. When he got no reply he decided to get closer. Seenza sighted a mushroom-shaped object that had landed on the river bank. The object was emitting a green light and around it there were several small stocky beings. They were moving back and forth in an erratic manner. Seenza shouted again and made gestures so as to be noticed, but was unsuccessful. Then suddenly, the object silently took off straight up. Some beams of silver colored light emanated from the object’s “stem” illuminating the surrounding area. The object made aerial maneuvers and then disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1954, case # 1568, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

1954 - At 10:40 p.m. taxi driver Gonzalo Rubinos Ramos' cab broke down in Ordenes, La Coruna, Spain. He saw a strange white spherical object take off, estimated to be six meters in diameter, while at the same time all the dogs in the area were barking. Other witnesses nearby reported seeing the UFO, estimated to have been 400 meters away. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 15, citing Oscar Rey; UNICAT, case # 437).

1954 - At 11:45 p.m. a red ovoid object buzzed a man on a motorcycle at a low altitude on a road near Bucine, Tuscany, Italy. It had a blinding light that illuminated the area. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO database).

1955 - An 800 foot long cigar-shaped object was seen during the middle of the day over the Mojave Desert in California and then a second object, disc shaped, appeared suddenly and joined it quickly. (Sources: Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers -- Serious Business, p. 41; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 185).

On this morning in 1957 a South African Air Force Sabre jet pilot pursued a high altitude, hovreing craft over Johannesburg, South Africa. It was seen from the ground by several hundred witnesses. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1958, p. 4; UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 410).

1957 - Four men working as an oil rig crew watched a red egg-shaped object hover over an oil field near Ballinger, Texas at around 2 a.m. then sail away. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: October-November, p. 86).

1957 - A glowing egg-shaped object, one meter in diameter, maneuvered through a cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio at 3:00 a.m. at a low altitude, follows a road, and then turned before flying away. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: October-November, p. 86).

1962 - A man on a roof in Woburn, Massachusetts watched an ovoid object flying at an estimated 2000 feet altitude at two o'clock in the afternoon. It had a three meter long tube hanging down, and was making a clicking noise four times a minute. (Source: APRO Bulletin, January 1963, p. 2).

1966 - A disc-shaped object was sighted by a Mr. Clerico at 6:45 a.m. in LaPoint, Utah in Unitah County. (Source: Frank Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, case A31).

1966 - In Point Pleasant, West Virginia a national guardsman saw a large brownish man-shaped figure on the limb of a tree. (Source: John A. Keel, FSR, July-August 1968, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-50, citing John Keel).

1966 - A huge, circular object with two tiers of four windows that were emitting a bright yellowish-green light, was watched over Newfields, New Hampshire at 8:00 p.m. by a family of three. A very intense beam of light from the UFO knocked the mother down. She reported having an eye inflamation and pain as a result, which caused her to make a visit to her doctor. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 10).

1968 - At 4:00 a.m. a Filipino farmer north of Baras in Rizal province, the Philippines saw a red light come down and land 100 yards away from him, making a hissing sound like an arc welder. He approached with a flashlight and encountered a white object, the size of a VW Beetle, on small wheels. It had six big exhaust tubes in the rear and a transparent canopy. There were two "ordinary Caucasian" looking pilots in the craft wearing white coveralls or flightsuits, with earphones on their heads.. The craft took off vertically without making as much noise. (Sources: Colonel Aderito De Leon, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969, p. 4; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 206, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-77 (A0999), citing APRO).

1968 - A second encounter in the Philippines occurred two hours later when another farmer walking to Baras felt something land behind him. He apparently witnessed the same craft, with the wheels, because his description of the object and its occupants was identical. He ran to the mayor of the town and reported his close encounter. (Sources: Colonel Aderito De Leon, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969, p. 4; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 207, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-78 (A1000), citing APRO).

1968 - A third close encounter of the third kind in the Philippines was made that same day by another farmer, bicycling near the site of the first reported incident at 11:00 a.m. He saw the same "strange car" downhill from his location. As he coasted down toward the object on his bicycle he saw two men; one was outside the object "looking around" and was "very tall" and looked to be a normal Caucasian, the other man was inside the object. Both wore white coveralls and what appeared to be earphones. He stopped 20 yards past the object, looked back, and saw that the man outside the object was watching him. He couldn't decide whether he should go back to speak to him, but while he was thinking this the man got into his vehicle. With a roar, the craft moved up the hill and then ascended silently into the sky. (Sources: Colonel Aderito De Leon, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969, p. 4; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 207, David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-79 (A1001), citing APRO; BUFORA Journal, September 1969, p. 14).

1968 - A large orange, domed disc-shaped object approached a car with five soldiers in Los Monegros, Zaragoza, Spain at 4:30 a.m. and then landed nearby. The car engine and radio stopped running and all watches stopped. After the UFO took off and car and watches operated normally again. (Sources: Antonio Ribera, FSR, January 1969, p. 34; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 43; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 252).

1968 - In the early morning, pre-dawn hours a French physician living in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of southern France, "Doctor X", was awakened by the sound of his 14-month-old son crying. His son was standing in his crib pointing at the window. Behind the shutter a very bright light could be seen moving. After the child had gone back to sleep, the doctor went out onto the balcony of his house, located on a hillside, and he saw two glowing discs in the sky, silvery white on top and bright red underneath. Each had a tall antenna on top and one on either side, and they were directing a narrow beam of white light towards the ground below.

The two objects slowly drew closer and merged into a single object, about 200 feet in diameter and 50 feet thick. The single object then approached the doctor, and tilted 90 degrees so that the beam of light struck him. He then heard a loud bang, and the object evaporated into a whitish cloud that dissipated with the wind. A thin thread of light rose high into the sky before vanishing as a white dot, and exploding like a firework.

A few days earlier the doctor had accidentally cut a vein in his leg while chopping wood, and a decade earlier he had stepped on a landmine in Algeria, leaving his right side partially paralyzed. After this close encounter incident he found that the swelling and pain from his leg injury had vanished, and the chronic after effects of the injuries he had sustained in the Algerian war improved dramatically in the days that followed.

Also a few days after the encounter, the doctor and his son each developed a strange, reddish, triangular mark on the abdomen, and this mark recurred in successive years. Strange paranormal phenomena began to take place around the doctor and his family, including poltergeist activity and unexplained disturbances in electrical circuits. The doctor began to have mysterious meetings with a strange, nameless man he called "Mr. Bied." He would hear a whistling noise inside his head and would feel guided to walk or drive to a certain location where he would meet the man, who would discuss his UFO experience and paranormal matters. Mr. Bied caused him to experience apparent teleportation and time travel, including a distressing episode with alternative landscapes on a road that he knows does not exist. The stranger also once visited the doctor at his home accompanied by a three foot tall humanoid with mummified skin, which remained motionless while its eyes darted quickly around the room. The doctor experienced uncontrolled levitation on at least one occasion. (Source: John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 207).

1969 - Luminous rectangular windows appear in the sky at 10:30 p.m. over Riom, Puy-de-Dome, France and vanish as if going through a tunnel. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 106).

1971 - At 5:30 p.m. two young men driving near Karlskoga Airport, Orebro, Sweden experienced physiological effects when a disc-shaped object hovered and maneuvered near them. (Source: GICOFF Sweden, November 1971, p. 9; UFO Nachtrichten, August 1972).

1973 - At 8:30 p.m. the first in a series of humanoid encounters happened near Goffstown, New Hampshire. Florence Dow heard a thump on her front veranda, and saw a motionless figure wearing an old black coat with a wide brimmed hat pulled down over the face. The figure appeared to be covered with masking tape. It motioned to her with a gloved hand. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 322; David F. Webb, 1973 - Year of the Humanoids, p. 73; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1973-65 (A1274).

1973 - At 8:30 p.m. a disc-shaped craft maneuvered over two small towns in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Many calls were made to the police about ape-like creatures seen in Midland, Pennsylvania. Stan Gordon, the local UFO investigator, reported that there were over 100 witnesses. A 42-foot diameter ring of flattened grass with several triangular holes was found. (Source: Donald Worley, Proceedings of the 1973 CUFOS Conference, p. 294; Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 96 (case 637)).

1973 - On this night a round object with red and green blinking lights around its circumference hovered near a car in Morehead City, North Carolina. (Sources: Carteret County (NC) News-Times, November 8, 1973; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 344).

1975 - At 9:00 p.m. in Barcelonnette, Alpes-Haut-Provence, France a ball of light hovered over a mountain, then jumped across the valley and stopped over a second mountain; finally, it just fades away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1975).

1977 - At 12:30 a.m. Orlando Fontenelle Trindade, a 40-year-old fisherman, saw a light flying north at medium speed while fishing in the river in Colares, Para State, Brazil. The light then moved toward his boat. A reddish-yellow light was next seen at 20 meters above the water, when near the first light it stopped. It was visible toward the sea until 5:30 a.m. On another boat a blue light was seen over the ship's mast at 1:00 a.m. After spinning 15 revolutions it turned toward sea and slowly went away. It also was visible until 5:30 a.m., and its calculated distance at closest approach was 300 meters. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, www.theblackvault.com, pp. 23-24).

1977 - At 7:00 p.m. a very bright reddish light, semi-circular in form, with the upper half red emitting very bright blue flashes of light, was observed over Colares, Para State, Brazil. When it changed its flight direction, it was no longer emitting rays of light. At 7:15 p.m. Antonio Acacio de Oliveira sighted a reddish-yellow light that was blinking blue that momentarily disappeared. When an FAB helicopter took off, the light returned and followed helicopter over the Bay. It then climbed away at a high rate of speed.(Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, www.theblackvault.com, p. 25).

1978 - Two men in their late twenties, Harmon and D'Ambrosio, reported having a missing time experience of about an hour in length, associated with a UFO sighting in Indian Lake, Hamilton County, New York starting at 5:30 p.m. There were also physiological effects. (Source: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions:  The Measure of a Mystery.  Volume 2, case # 18, citing P. Mazzola).

1980 - At 5:30 p.m. two witnesses driving in a car in Hovsta, Sweden encountered an ovoid object that descends only 12 meters away from them. The car engine dies and the vehicle shakes. Two figures were seen moving inside a window in the craft. (Source: Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden Newsletter, issue 22). 

1980 - A deputy sheriff on routine patrol in Lucky Point, Indiana had stopped to rest at 9:00 p.m., and was standing next to his police patrol car when he noticed a large, black, triangular-shaped craft hovering at an angle about 200 feet away. The craft had large rectangular windows on its side, and five humanoids could be seen standing inside from the waist up. The beings were "Greys", having gray-colored skin with large heads, slim necks and slim bodies. No other features could be seen. As the police officer stood watching in amazement he received a telepathic message. The message asked him, "Why do you hate the Iranians?" He thought to himself that he did not hate anybody. At that moment one of the figures turned and faced the others, and as this happened the object suddenly shot straight up and disappeared at high speed. (Sources: Francis L Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 78; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 1846).

1981 - At 10:00 p.m. a seven meter in diameter dome or hemisphere-shaped object hovered at 35 meters altitude in St. Fiacre, Seine-Marne, France. It illuminated the ground with a beam of light. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 212).

1982 - A man in Phoenix, Arizona reported that he had had a UFO abduction on this night, at around 11:15 p.m. He recalled lying naked on an exam table made out of something resembling leather. He was in a dimly lit room, with a door that opened with a swooshing sound. He saw a four-foot six-inch tall creature, slender, with long thin arms, and with six fingers on each hand. The being had a large bulbous head with slightly bulging eyes. There were other similar beings in the room while the witness was being examined. He could not remember any additional details. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1982 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3827, citing UFO Abductions Raw Data Page, UFO Watch).

1983 - A cylindrical object with an "eye" or window, 14 feet long, was seen maneuvering and tumbling low to the ground over a neighborhood in Spring Valley, California at 9:40 a.m. by a 15-year-old teenager. The lights and an electric fan went off once or twice during the sighting. (Source: APRO Bulletin, June 1984, p. 1).

1983 - At 10:00 p.m. a fiery ball was seen humming and lighting the area around Vale das Velhas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. A man was levitated by the UFO, but a second witness pulled the first witness away from an apparent abduction. Nevertheless, he was sick for a full year after the event. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 50).

1989 - A man out walking on an overcast night in Sunapee, New Hampshire saw four lights which wobbled from side-to-side and blinked in no pattern at &;00 p.m. They stopped, then moved slowly. When he got home he called his son-in-law, who also saw them below the treetops, and was joined by his wife. (Source: Vail Leach, MUFON field investigation case files, case # 900721).

1995 - Rafael Tapia was returning home on his bicycle in San Pablo de las Nazas, Jalisco, Mexico at 11:50 p.m. and as he got near a neighbor's house heobserved, not more than 10 meters away, a bizarre creature. At first, because of the darkness Tapia thought it was a dog, but as he passed to within 3 meters of the creature he realized that it was a very short, man-like figure with huge glowing red eyes. The strange figure turned around and stared at him. It then scrambled down a grassy embankment and disappeared from sight. Stunned, Rafael ran to where the creature had gone, and flung a couple of rocks in its direction. Then he reboarded his bicycle and pedalled home. The creature wore a type of tight-fitting, high-collared coverall. Earlier that same day another witness had seen an elongated metallic object that flew at a low altitude and then descended into a field. UFO investigators recorded strange magnetic disturbances in the area. Five days earlier, on October 27, a house under construction in the town burned down as a result of a powerful wave of heat that appeared to come from an unknown in the sky. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Contacto OVNI).

1998 - On this night a truck driver driving outside Bologna, Italy saw a bright light approach his vehicle. Suddenly his engine stalled. A period of missing time ensued. A second witness in the area remembered being struck by a beam of light and losing consciousness for two hours. A third man reported seeing two "Grey" beings enter his bedroom and perform some type of operation on one of his wife's knees, apparently inserting some kind of implant. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1998 Humanoid Contact Database, citing CUN On-Line).

1999 - On this afternoon two men, Jose Freira and Cid Moreira, were fishing in the river at Benito Goncalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil when they observed a strange flying object approaching their location. The object hovered about three meters above the water on the other side of the river. It was round with small windows around its circumference. Behind the windows they could see two figures wearing helmets with antennas on the right sides of the helmets. The craft hovered over the river for four minutes, and then disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Contact Database, citing Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, EBE-ET).

2002 - Journalists in Yining, Xinjiang, China photographed a bright ball of light with "yellow, blue and pink lights." It hovered for several hours, changing sizes several times. At 6:00 a.m. it enlarged, then disappeared. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), February 2003, p. 22, citing Filer's Files).

2002 - In Perth, Western Australia a rectangular-shaped object with three lights, two on either side that were always visible, turned red for 10 seconds. The sighting happened at 11:50 p.m. local time, and lasted for 90 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2002 webpage).

2002 - Hundreds of people saw a silvery UFO flying rapidly over the cities of Cachoeirinha, Canoas, and Gravatai, Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil. The same day, at 4:35 p.m., a silver metallic UFO was spotted by Eduardo Enderle Oliveira on the South Atlantic shore in the town of Praia do Cassino, Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil. It was a metallic fuselage or cigar-shaped object with no wings, and was seen by several beachgoers. It flew at a high altitude and had a brilliant gleam (reflecting sunlight); as it departed it seemed to diminish in size to a brilliant sphere. (Sources: O Globo, November 19, 2002; Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 7, number 48 (November 26, 2002), www. ufoinfo.com/roundup/; George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 125).

2002 - At 10:00 p.m. a witness in Grenade sur L'Adour, Landes, France saw a ball of fire having several flashing lights. It made several comings and goings, and disappeared after 30 seconds. This observation also was made by pilots. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 369).

2002 - At 11:30 p.m. a triangle-shaped UFO flew across the sky toward the mountains in Arroyo, Puerto Rico and was sighted by multiple witnesses. The sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2002 webpage). 

2002 - Silently gliding boomerang or V-Shaped objects were seen in several cities on this night, from Wilmington, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Williamsburg, Virginia at 9:45 p.m. EST, to Las Vegas, Nevada over the Bellagio Hotel at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. There were four chevron-shaped objects over Wilmington, which had an orange glow. The object in Williamsburg glided slowly over the city, then vanished instantly. One side of the "V" was shorter than other. It had 7 pale yellow lights on one side and 5 on the other; the lights were oblong shaped, not circular.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2002 webpage). 

2008 - At 7:15 a U-shaped or V-shaped gray object was sighted over Indianapolis, Indiana. There was also a smaller spherical object near the larger craft; and there were no lights or sounds on either. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2008 webpage, report uploaded January 10, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 October 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions and attempted abduction; animal reaction: barking dogs; boomerang, chevron, or V-shaped UFOs; cemeteries; cigar-shaped UFO; cylindrical or rod-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; dwarf humanoids; Grey UFOnauts; healing effects from UFO; human looking UFOnauts; missing time; Mothman; multi-year reports from Brazil, France, Indiana, Italy, North Carolina; ovoid UFOs; paranormal events associated with UFOs; physiological effects:eye inflamation and pain, persistent illness for one year; triangular UFOs; unintelligible language; vehicle ignition interference effect; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson