On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 27

1910 - A cigar-shaped object with red and green lights on the rear and a bright headlight flew overhead on this morning in Swift Current, Saskachewan, Canada at an estimated altitude of 600 feet. (Source: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century, p. 9).

1952 - Five military witnesses at Woomera Open Air Theatre saw a cigar-shaped object fly on a straight, horizontal course at 8:00 p.m. in Woomera, South Australia. It flew from right to left, had to porthols and interior lighting, and was faster than a jet. (Source: Debbie Payne, Australasian Ufologist, October 2004, p. 31).

1952 - Several sighting reports came from France on this day. The earliest was at 2:03 a.m. at Marignane Airport, where customs official Gabriel Gachignard saw a 15-foot long football or cigar-shaped object, throbbing with soft changing tints. It had a metallic grillwork and four rectangular windows, 8 to 12 inches wide. It made a dull sound when it touched the ground, and a soft swishing sound on its quick departure when the witness ran towards it. The acceleration was instantaneous, and the UFO was gone from view in three seconds. (Sources: Aime Michel, The Truth About Flying Saucers, pp. 159-160; Jacques & Janine Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 6; UNICAT, case # 410).

1952 - Two glowing balls hovered over Lignan-de-Bazas, France for ten minutes at 7:45 a.m., then seemed to burst. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 131).

1952 - At three o'clock in the afternoon white trails appeared in the sky over Forbach, France and some 40 small gray spheres exited and flew to the north toward Saar, Germany. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1952 - At five o'clock a white cylinder surrounded by eight pairs of Saturn-like red balls were seen at 300 to 400 meters altitude over the town of Gaillac, France. Angel hair filaments fell on the roofs of houses in the area. Thirty minutes later a UFO was seen hovering over Brives-Charensac, France. (Sources: Aime Michel, The Truth About Flying Saucers, pp. 155 & 159; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 62; John Magor, Canadian UFO Report, Spring 1974; UNICAT case #642).

1952 - At 10:30 p.m. a large round white object flew from east to west over Eyrans, France. It had a pointed end and threw off sparks. Angel hair residue also fell to gound here as well. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 131).

1954 - Several sightings and close encounters occurred this day in France and Italy, and a photograph was taken of a UFO in Und, Hungary. On this night in the Chicama Valley of Peru a brilliant disc flashed in the sky, moved slowly at first, then sped up, dropped diagonally, then hovered in the sky. (Source: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 48).

1954 - A shop owner and his employee felt an electric shock as a very bright object flying very low stopped the engine and turned off the lights on their car in Linzeux, France. In Mezieres, France two policemen on bicycles saw a craft which took off from a field. They noted that the cows in the field appeared to be afraid, bellowing and grouping in the pasture. They saw a trail of sparks trailing from the object about 5 meters in length, heard a whistling, purring noise as it moved away. The minimum distance to the object was 150 m. They found that a fence had been damaged. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 314 & 315; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 204; UNICAT, case # 424, citing Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 200-201) 

1954 - At two o'clock in the afternoon in Ciolica Alta, Italy a young man named Fabrizio Bruni heard a strange hissing sound and saw an object in a field  that was emitting a blinding glare. It was stationary, hovering one meter above the ground, and seemed transparent. The witness fell to the ground "because of his strong emotions" experiencing thae sight of sruch a ts. The object took off vertically and suddenly, leaving a trail. Very white, glistening threads were found on the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 316). 

1954 - The close encounter experiences continued unabated during that evening. At 7:30 p.m. farmer Gilbert Hee, in Les-Jonquerets-de-Livet, France was gathering pears when he suddenly saw an elongated object with a light at both ends resting in the pasture. He didn't dare get closer to investigate, but he did see cows gathering around the object. A minute later, the lights on the object went out, and the witness lost interest and went home. Two hours later, an 18-year-old man named Cheradame fell from his motorcycle when it suddenly failed at the same spot, and alerted neighbors saw the object again. It had moved only slightly and two occupants were seen. They were short, about one meter tall, and walked in a stiff fashion. They had on clothes resembling bright armor. They vanished suddenly, and the craft took off without making a sound. At 8:30 p.m. a schoolboy and his school director saw a UFO on the ground in Moussey, France. Triangular ground traces were reported. At 11:15 p.m. in Oye-Plage, France on Route N40, the Mayor's secretary saw a bright, cigar-shaped object for 15 minutes. It was flying very low and following the turns of the road at 20 meters altitude. It suddenly tumed at a right angle from the road and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, cases 317-319; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-120, citing Vallee).

1954 - A 12-year-old girl approached a one-meter long ovoid object on the road northeast of Plouezoch, Finistere, France. She received electric shocks and was temporarily paralyzed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4074, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 122).

1954 - Finally, at 11:30 p.m. Ms. Ermellina Lanzillo was in her house near Grosseto, Italy looking for her cat, when she saw from her window a strange entity standing in her garden. The being appeared fat but had narrow shoulders, ape-like eyes, and a head like a diving helmet. At first she was paralyzed with terror, but she was able to regain self-control when called by her niece and withdrew from the window. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 320; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-121, citing Vallee).

1958 - An object resembling a large gray cigar with an assembly tail flew at treetop level over Union Dale, Pennsylvania making a strong "swishing" sound. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 472).

1967 - In Dympep, India a spinning multicolored object emitting red and green lights, 7.5 meters in diameter, came down to the surface of a river, causing thunderous agitation of the water, and then took off over a forest with a wave of heat. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 892, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 92).

1967 - At four a.m. a crackling sound was heard over the Bacup, Lancashire, England police station's short wave radio, so police officer B. Earnshaw went outside to investigate. He saw a 50 foot long cigar-shaped object flying at a low altitude, estimated to be only 250 feet. It had portholes on the side and no visible means of propulsion. It was metallic looking yet glowed, and made a whirring noise. At 4:15 a.m. six on-duty police officers in Glossop, Derbyshire, England saw the same UFO from different locations. The object was "swinging from side to side" in a pendulum motion. (Sources: (1) APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 7; (2) Flying Saucer Review, citing newspaper source).

1967 - A brightly luminous object bobbed up-and-down, and then hovered near a nuclear missile base in Parshall, North Dakota at 3:00 a.m. It was witnessed by a police lieutenant and a civilian. It shot straight up and out of sight in seconds. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1968, p. 6; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Experience, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 173; UNICAT, case # 246, citing J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 89).

1967 - A near head-on collision between an airliner and a grayish, open triangle or V-shaped craft with six very bright white lights along one side occurred at three o'clock in the morning north of Jacksonville, Florida. The object was so close it caused a green glow to illuminate the cockpit. The UFO made an unbanked, 180 degree turn. It did not appear on radar. There were four witnesses on board the aircraft. (Sources: Willy Smith, International UFO Reporter, September-October 1984, p. 4; UNICAT database case # 242).

1968 - At 10:30 p.m. three men in their twenties sighted a semi-circular or crescent-shaped object with red and green flashing lights and a white light hovering for 30 minutes over Wallingford, Connecticut. At one point it was joined by two more similar objects that remained for a few minutes, then shot off in opposite directions. They were gone in less than 15 seconds. (Source: Meriden Morning Record, October 28, 1968).

1973 - At 6 p.m. fifteen witnesses reported that a lenticular disc-shaped object hovered over a lake, Lago Ramos Mejia in Nequen Province, Argentina at 2000 m altitude or less. There were four UFOs in total, and one approached to within 400-500 meters. It was pulsating with a weak luminosity. It finally moved out of sight in 45 seconds. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 189; UNICAT, case # 583, citing ARGENCAT, case # 214).

1974 - A blue, oval-shaped object paced a car in Aveley, Essex, England at 9:50 p.m. John and Elaine Avis and their three children were on their way home from a visit to Harold Hill, some 20 minutes away. A bright light from the sky swooped across the road in front of them, and the radio sparked, the car lights went out, and the engine stalled. It was surrounded by a green mist, which the car rolled into, and they felt a sensation of cold and there was abnormal silence. They were then abducted and they had three hours of missing time. Onboard the craft there were four foot tall creatures with pointed ears and 6 ft. 6 in. tall hooded human-looking albinos. Following the incident John had a nervous breakdown, while Elaine and the children had personality and lifestyle changes. For instance, they became ill if they ate meat. Both John and Elaine gave up alcohol and John stopped smoking. (Source: FSR, April 1978, p. 13; National Enquirer, July 3, 1979; Patrick Huyghe, Field Guide to Extraterrestrials: A complete overview of alien lifeforms based on actual accounts and sightings, p. 72; UNICAT, case # 782; John Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 62-63; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 541-544).

1974 - At seven p.m. there were three reports of a close encounter on Highway 42 in New California, Ohio. At 7:04 p.m. two women driving near Liberty Lake Bridge in Carroll County, Maryland suffered physiological effects during a close encounter with a UFO. At 7:30 p.m. five men in a boat in Cincinnati, Ohio had a close encounter with a huge UFO for ten minutes. (Source: CUFOS files, reports dated October 28, 1974, December 8, 1974, and November 18, 1974).

1975 - David Stephens and Glen Gray were driving at around 2:30 a.m. on a rural highway between Norway and West Poland, Maine when David discovered that the car was no longer responding to the steering wheel. It turned of its own accord onto a back road full of potholes, but they felt no bumps, which suggested the car was being levitated. They came to a cornfield where two lights were visible four feet from the ground. As these lights rose silently to treetop level, they realized that they were coming from a very large, gray cylindrical object, "as big as a football field." They were then enveloped in a blinding light, leaving them both unconscious. They regained consciousness only when the car had reached West Poland. They turned back, and the car automatically turned onto a road leading to Tripp Pond (also called Thompson Lake). The UFO was there, waiting for them, about 150 feet up. Another UFO only one-quarter as big, soon joined by a second, maneuvered over the pond, showing red, green, and blue lights. A smoke or fog then rose from the pond and concealed these two objects, so they could then see only the larger object, which showed a long window and three bright lights. Finally it rose vertically, together with the smoke. They drove to David's parents trailer, by which time both were feeling sick, with chills, swollen hands and feet, and orange whites of the eyes. They lacked balance and coordination, and felt lightheaded. Stephens experienced intense thirst, and both men slept very deeply. Hallucinations and poltergeist-like activity troubled them for the next few days.

Later under hypnosis, Stephens recalled that when they had encountered the bright light he had somehow been taken from the car into a round, metallic looking room with a small round window, from which he could see the car below. A Grey being 4.5 feet tall, wearing a long black robe that seemed to be made of paper, entered the room. It had a bald, mushroom-shaped white head and slanting "white" eyes, a small flat nose, and no mouth. The hands had a thumb and only three long fingers. By telepathy, this entity told Stephens not to be afraid. He was taken into a brightly lit adjoining room where there were four other beings. Here he was told to undress and lie on a table. Blood samples were taken, and a square machine with dials scanned his body. The Grey humanoids also took a button from his clothes. Finally, he put on his clothes, and was somehow transported back to his car. The beings told him they would see him again. The two men had experienced three hours of missing time. Both were ill for three days, and had a number of paranomal experiences, including a stocky Man in Black (MIB) who visited Stephens and told him not to talk about what had happened to them. Even when hypnotized he resisted revealing when the beings told him they would return. Their physiological effects included chills, swollen feet and ankles, eye discoloration, difficulty swallowing, and sore teeth. The Stephens family subsequently observed UFOs on numerous occasions. Investigation began the next day, and hypnosis sessions followed between December 1975 to March 1976. (Sources: Shirley Fickett, FSR, July 1976, p. 14; Brent M. Raynes, FSR, July 1976, p 11;  David F. Webb, Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, p. 270; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1975-55 (A1428), citing Al Erickson, Shirley Fickett, Brent Raynes & Dr. Berthold Schwarz; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions:  The Measure of a Mystery (Volume 2), case 140; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 546-547).

1975 - A helicopter like object, but not a normal helicopter, hovered over the Brunswick Naval Air Station in in Maine in the early morning hours, at the same time as a Loring AFB UFO incident. It stayed for 5-10 minutes, then flew off over Atlantic Ocean. (Source: Bangor Daily News, January 20, 1979).

1975 - At around 8 p.m. Steve Harris, San Gayer, and Carl Jackson returned to the spot of their creature sighting in Happy Camp, California about an hour earlier, accompanied by Helen White and Rick Pool. They shone spotlights around, but saw nothing. Then Steve fired his rifle several times. Immediately they heard a loud "wow-wow-wow" sound, and turned around to see in the spotlights three dark, non-reflecting forms about five feet high, vaguely human in shape, with a glow around the edges, 30-35 feet away. These forms were moving about slowly, but staying at the same distance. They seemed to absorb the light without reflecting it, but occasionally the whole shape would glow slightly. No further details could be made out. After some seconds, during which Helen failed to use her Polaroid camera, Helen and then the others began to feel a choking sensation, "as if the oxygen was being depleted from the air." After 3 or 4 minutes of this, all five of them piled into their Ford Bronco and drove off. Looking back, they saw a glowing orange, disc-shaped object rise up from close to where they had been. It looked to be about 40 feet in diameter, and it followed them at a distance of 150 feet just above the trees until they reached the highway. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 165; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1975-54, citing Paul Cerny, MUFON Field Investigator).

1978 - On or about this date two musicians, members of an orchestra, discovered the remains of two small beings (0.17 m tall), hanging from a tree branch on a beach in Posorja Beach, Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1979, p. 15, citing Cronica, October 27, 1978; Xenolog, March 1979, p. 20).

1982 - On this evening a father and daughter witnessed a large silvery sphere, 100 feet in diameter, with pocks like a golf ball, near Summit Lake, Alaska. It changed color to orange, and then to red, only 100 yards away from them. It made no sound. The close encounter lasted about an hour. (Source: Richard Sigismonde, International UFO Reporter, November 1984, p. 8; UNICAT, case # 80).

1989 - A family of four in Brewster, New York found themselves awake, late at night, walking around their house for no apparent reason, and having no recollection of how they got there. The father was standing in the living room with all the lights on, when one of his sons came running downstairs, yelling that there was a UFO hovering outside. They all ran to the basement and looked out a window to see. Next, a red beam of light came down from the sky and covered the entire house. The light stayed on the house for about a minute, and then went out. The father then walked outside to see what was going on, and saw a large black, triangle-shaped craft with a large red light in the center and several white lights on the front. It was slowly moving away from the area. The youngest son later informed his parents that that same night he had awoke and seen two “little men” standing in his bedroom, a third being then walked in, passing right through the bedroom wall. In addition, the man and his wife remembered having had a “dream” of little bald men with big round eyes leading them down a dark corridor. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2133, citing Phillip J. Imbrogno & Marianne Horrigan, UFO Universe, Winter 1996).

1989 - At 5:10 a.m. two women, Wilson and Underwood, took photographs of a reddish-orange object with columns of light, which then paced their vehicle at close range in Huntsville, Alabama. They experienced at least 25 minutes of missing time, and the clock in their pick-up truck was off by six hours. They also experienced nightmares over the next several nights. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1989, p. 5).

1995 - Residents of the Las Margaritas and Santa Rosa development, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico witnessed a collision between two UFO's in mid-flight at around 4 a.m., directly above the Bosques del Recuerdo cemetery. Both objects had been flying at high speed low above the ground. It was reported to resemble an enormous light that divided into three smaller lights, two of which had collided in mid-air. One witness reported being awakened by a loud noise, and saw his bedroom fill with light. After the objects had disappeared, three figures looking like women were seen standing in the middle of the cemetery; cab drivers rushed to the scene but could find nothing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3204, citing The UFO Phenomenon in Mexico).

2004 - On this evening in Orizaba, Mexico Mrs. M., who runs a small food retail establishment from her home, was watching television facing towards the street, and hoping for a client to stop by, when suddenly the television reception began to fail and there was sudden heavy RF interference. This was remarkable since the street was empty and there weren't any vehicles around that could cause the problem. Suddenly, a very tall figure walked by the front door of her house. The strange figure had a very pale white complexion, extremely white according to the witness. The figure then turned to look at her, and the stranger's stare was so intense and penetrating that she could not move; she wanted to yell out to her sister who lived next door, but was unable to utter a sound. The stranger abruptly disappeared, and at the same time the television returned to normal, but she was not able to move for at least five minutes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2004 Humanoid Contact Database, citing http://www.eldurmientedeorizaba.com).

2004 - At 10:00 p.m. a dark triangular object was sighted in Brooklyn, New York. It had no lights, made no sound, and was huge. Also at 10:00 p.m. a boomerang-shaped object was seen in Miami Gardens, Dade County, Florida. It was a gray, metallic looking object that glided smoothly, moving as fast as a small jet, with no lights or sound. At 10:15 two V-shaped UFOs were reported over New York City. They were gray V-shaped objects flying side-by-side, with no lights and no sound. Two more reports were received from Ithaca, New York at the UFO Reporting Center of a very large, white, V-shaped object that moved quickly across the sky between 10:20 and 10:30 p.m. on the night of a lunar eclipse. The sightings lasted several seconds. At 10:18 p.m. 1 V-shaped light formation traveling in a southwest direction was sighted over Largo, Pinellas County, Florida. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2004 webpage).

2007 - At around 1:00 a.m. the main witness and his friend were riding around League City, Harris and Galveston Counties, Texas looking for something to do. As they drove about they came upon a newly finished building on a new road, so they decided to check it out. No street lights had been erected yet, and it went through a large field. They were in the middle of the road when a huge, brown and tan object, somewhat oval shaped, came flying through the air straight at them. The driver slammed on the brakes because it didn’t look like the craft was going to stop, but as soon as he did that the object stopped. It just sat there hovering, about 10-15 feet from their car. For a short while both witnesses just sat in the car staring at the object, which took off straight up at an incredible speed. They then drove away, not knowing what to do. A few yards down the road they stopped and turned around--scared but still curious. They then saw the object again, floating just above the road, and it flew straight towards them again and hovered right over them; it stayed there for about 10 seconds and then it flew away. As they watched the object speeding away a weird-looking creature about 5 feet tall, with a round shape to it, jumped out of the bushes and ran onto the road. They had to swerve to avoid hitting it. They don’t know where the creature went, but it walked on two legs. It seemed to have been naked, and was an odd looking brown color. Afterwards, they drove home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2007 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Peter Davenport, NUFORC).

2007 - At 1:00 p.m. a high altitude, disc-shaped craft moved from North to South over Keller, Tarrant County, Texas and hovered a few times for several seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2007 webpage, report uploaded November 28, 2007).

2008 - At six p.m. a witness reported that three large round objects lined up along Highway 35 in Liverpool, Brazoria County, Texas; an identical looking object followed the witness as he drove home. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2008 webpage, report uploaded October 31, 2008).

2009 - Fuselage shaped objects were sighted over McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas at 6:30 p.m. They looked like planes without wings, emitting a high concentration of light and moving extremely slowly. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2009 webpage, report uploaded December 12, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 October 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; aircraft UFO encounter; angel hair residue; animal reaction: cows afraid, bellowing and grouping in pasture; bedroom visitation; boomerang or V-shaped UFOs; car pursuits; cigar-shaped or fuselage-shaped UFOs, Grey UFOnauts; levitation; missing time; mist or haze surrounding UFO; multi-year reports from England, France, Mexico, and New York; ovoid UFOs; "Oz effect" - abnormal silence; physiological effects: sensation of cold, sensation of heat, electric shock,chills, swollen feet and ankles, eye discoloration, difficulty swallowing, sore teeth; Saturn-shaped UFOs; short humanoids; swishing sounds; tall pallid UFOnauts; triangular UFOs; vehicle EM ignition interference effects; vertical ascent; whistling & purring sound; whirring sound.

© Donald A. Johnson