On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 28

1902 - Three men aboard the "Fort Salisbury" steaming in the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, including Second Officer A. H. Raymer, saw a huge, dark object bearing two lights in the sea ahead. It was observed submerging slowly. Its estimated length was 150-200 meters. (Sources: Jerome Clark, FSR, May-June 1972, p. 18; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 32; Charles Fort, The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 642).

1949 - At six o'clock in the morning several independent observers in Montecarotto, Italy watched an eight meter long cigar-shaped object as it flew 100 meters overhead towards the north-northeast. Tree branches thrashed about as it passed by. (Source: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 103).

1954 - There are several reports for this day from France and Italy and one from Japan. To view the distribution of reports, click on map. In Japan, Olen C. Cook and James W. Brown, both military pilots, viewed a round or oval object approaching the Miho AFB at 5:32 p.m. after sunset. The object was silhouetted against the clouds, and climbed and turned to the north. It entered a cloud but did not emerge. It was viewed through binoculars. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3281; UNICAT database, case 780).

1954 - In Padua (Padova), Italy three witnesses watched an eight meter long ovoid object hover just 12 meters over a tree at 9:00 p.m. It directed a beam of light at the house, and one of the witness's eyes were red and irritated for days following the encounter. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4088; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO catalogue).

1954 - Mrs. Clare Booth Luce, American Ambassador to Italy, and others sighted a luminous, round UFO. Angel hair residue reportedly fell to the ground. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 100; Charles A. Maney, The Challenge of  Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 59; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 50).

1954 - In Thoury, Allier, France an orange football shaped object bounced up and down, then blinked out at 9:30 p.m. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 4089; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #128).

1954 - At ten p.m., on or about this date, according to the Milan, Italy newspaper Milano Notte dated October 29, 1954 a large number of witnesses in Tradate watched a saucer land on tripod landing gear, and saw three humanoids emerge who spoke in a gutteral, uncomprehensible language. (Sources: Milano Notte, October 29, 1954; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0330; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 191).

1954 - At the same time in Chatel-Blanc, Doubs, France a group of nocturnal lights zigzagged through the sky and may have landed, but the witness fled the scene. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 4090, citing Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 123).

1955 - A disc-shaped object with a row of blue lights on the periphery slowly maneuvered above a car on a deserted road In Galloway, England. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 135, Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 377).

1956 - A bright red-orange object was seen by a B-52 crew flying over North Dakota. At same time a missile maintenance man at Minot AFB saw the same or a similar bright orange-red UFO. The B-52 was vectored closer by the base which was tracking the object on radar, some 30 miles to the northwest of the base. The search for the UFO, which may have landed, was complicated by a period of unexplained radio interference. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek, Hynek UFO Report, p. 137; MUFON UFO Journal, October 1991; UNICAT, case # 274).

1958 - Two members of the Ohio Highway Patrol drove east of Georgetown, Ohio on SR125 at 4:20 p.m. when the witness saw a "huge silver disc" over the power lines and he asked the driver to stop. They went back to the police station, and the dispatcher also saw it. The three of them watched until the UFO departed off in the distance. (Source: Delbert E. Anderson, MUFON field investigation database, case 951112dC).

1959 - An astronomer and several other witnesses saw an orange concave disc-shaped object maneuvering in the sky over Valparaiso, Chile at 9:15 p.m. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 120).

1962 - Mrs. E. D. Sylvester was driving in Norwood, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia with her three children at 7:30 p.m. when an ovoid object with windows surrounded by a luminous rim landed near the road on three legs. A six foot tall man emerged from the object and descended some steps to the ground. He was wearing a uniform, helmet and gas mask. She watched him for 40 minutes, and reported he seemed to be working on the landing gear. He then put some plants into a silver colored box and carried them back onboard. The object made a vertical takeoff when it left. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 550, citing Flying Saucer Review July-August 1963; Frank Edwards, Flying Saucers--Serious Business, p. 104 & 185; Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield, Australian Catalogue of Close Encounter Type Three Reports, p. 12)

1966 - A white cigar-shaped UFO hovered silently at a 45 degree tilt over some water towers in Lawrence, Massachusetts at 1:00 a.m. for 30 minutes. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 342).

Lawrence, Massachusetts - 1966


1967 - At 6:45 p.m. a driver in Tunbridge Wells, England had a close encounter with an object with six bright lights that looked like a church steeple. The car engine and lights of the car died. (Sources: Dan Lloyd, FSR, May-June 1968, p. 31; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 37; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project, p. 43, citing the Tunbridge Wells Advertiser, November 1, 1967).

1967 - At 7:30 p.m. a group of five hunters driving on Lone Cone Mountain southeast of Naturita, Colorado in Montrose County sighted a domed disc-shaped object with an antenna on top and square windows. The object turned and followed their car. (Source: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 177).

1968 - Four people driving in a car eight miles northeast of Murray Bridge, South Australia sighted five bright orange oval shaped lights that were self luminous and the apparent size of ten cent coins held at arm's length. The lights circled some scrub bush and landed remotely. Two more lights were seen 50 minutes later. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 182).

1968 - At 11:20 p.m. bright white lights were seen hovering over the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada just 10 to 15 feet above the ground. They were replaced by a group of multi-colored lights that blinked in a pattern indicating a square shape. A nebulous figure was seen behind the lights. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1968, p. 6).

1969 - Fishermen in two boats off Paddy Island, Tasmania sighted a domed disc-shaped object at 100 meters altitude at 3:50 a.m. the object turned a violet color as it shot up into the sky and away toward the northwest. (Source: UFO Research Australia Newsletter, January 1983).

1969 - That same evening at 9:30 p.m. a two-meter long bullet-shaped object flew very slowly just half a meter above the ground over a vineyard in Portiragnes, France. The vines later died. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8976).

1969 - Two 18-year-old teenagers, Sutherland and Talbart, had a close encounter with a circular UFO while driving near Mobile College in Wildwood, Alabama at 10:15 p.m. At first they noticed white lights, next red lights, and then two rings of red flashing lights on the object. It hovered at a low altitude, flattening the high grass and bending over small trees. It was less than 75 feet from them. The craft was estimated to be between 30 to 50 feet in diameter with luminous white panels around the circumference and lights on the top and bottom. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969, p. 1; Robert D. Boyd, A Comparative Unit, p. 157; UNICAT, case # 478).

1970 - Several people driving west of town, including witness Judith Dingler, saw "a gigantic winged creature" soaring towards Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. It was dark colored and its wingspan was almost the same as that of an airplane. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, citing Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman, Unexplained!).

1971 - Two "flying woks" were seen in sharp relief in a clear blue sky over Fengrun, China. They shot off toward the west, one at high altitude, the other at a low altitude. (Source: Wendelle Stevens & Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 76).

1971 - At 5:45 p.m. several people on a bus in North Montreal, Quebec saw an ovoid UFO that followed their bus, going north. It stopped near a power station, and a power outage resulted. At 8:30 p.m. another luminous UFO, this one disc-shaped, descended slowly and silently down near a power station in Mont Laurier, Quebec. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1972).

1971 - On this night Sally Pike was on a UFO watch on Cradle Hill, Warminster, England when she suddenly and inexplicably became apprehensive. Upon turning around, she saw, very clearly, the outline of a tall male figure striding up the road in the bright moonlight. The figure was about seven-foot tall, with extremely long arms, which hung limply at his sides. He seemed to have no neck, and his head appeared to rise directly from his shoulders. The body itself was almost transparent, with only the outline being solid. Later that same night, Neil Pike also was on watch near some white metal gates, and looked over to the road leading up to a military vedette post. He became aware of three giant figures standing in a line near the opposite hedgerow. His description was similar to his wife's, except that the bodies ended at the mid-section and he could not discern any legs. Startled, he shone the beam of his flashlight at one of the tall figures. Immediately it vanished, only to reappear at another spot nearer to him. He flashed the flashlight on the other two and the same thing happened. They were now much closer to him. Alone on the hill, he panicked and ran to his car, got in, and quickly sped away. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1971 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Ken Rogers, The Warminster Triangle).

1972 - At 9:30 p.m. two teachers and others driving between Ubirajara and Galia in Sao Paulo State, Brazil had a close encounter with a 1.5 m in diameter saucer-shaped object that landed on the highway several times. (Source: FSR, March 1973, p. 32).

1972 - At 10:10 p.m. Corporal Juan Maria Fuentes Figueroa, age 41, encountered a multicolored, humming domed disc at his military base on Isla de Lobos, Rocha province, Uruguay and pointed his gun at three entities he saw on the ground. The entities were wearing rubber-like black diver suits, and the backs of their heads were elongated, as if they were wearing hoods. He was paralyzed when he did this. A blinding flash occurred when the object took off, then it flew away silently. (Sources: UNICAT database, case # 454, citing CIOVI; John Wallace Spencer, The UFO Yearbook, p. 161).

1973 - Dionisio Llanca, age 25, was changing a tire along a deserted road at 1:15 a.m. near Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina when he became aware of a yellow and blue light behind him, and three human-like beings. He then began to feel weak and barely able to move. One of the beings approached and pulled him to his feet, and a second one drew a blood sample from his finger with a device that looked like an electric shaver. Afterward, the witness lost consciousness and suffered trauma to his head and forehead. Under hypnosis and sodium pentothal Llanca recalled being transported onto a hovering, plate-shaped craft via a beam of light. He saw a room with a window and various instruments, including a screen showing a display of the stars. His abductors were two men and two women, between 5 ft. 6 in. and 5 ft. 8 in. (about 1.7m) tall. They had blond hair, wide foreheads, and elongated eyes. They were dressed in gray, tight-fighting uniforms, yellow footwear, and gloves. The beings spoke among themselves in a "squeaky" language, resembling the sound of buzzing bees. A technical device communicated with him in Spanish, or by telepathy, to reassure him and tell him that they had been coming to Earth since 1950. They told him he was chosen for contact because he was simple and good. They warned that the current course of mankind would lead to catastrophe. Later, they said, they would come back and take him with them. Llanca regained consciousness between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., some 10 km (6 miles) from where his truck was. He wandered around with no memory of his own identity until a passerby took him to a hospital, where he remained for several days.

Llanca had nightmares and severe anxiety for a prolonged period, followed by personality change. He changed jobs frequently and finally stopping working altogether, became engaged to be married and then cut off all contact with his fiancee. His parents rejected him, and he subsequently was sentenced to prison for swindling. Afterwards, there were rumors that he had fabricated the story to sell a book, and that the doctors were a party to the hoax (which seems highly unlikely). (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 538-539;  APRO Bulletin, November-December 1973, p. 7-8; Gordon Creighton & Charles Bowen, "The Extraordinary Case of Dionisio Llanca and the UFOnauts," FSR, November 1980, pp. 2-10; Skylook, March 1974, p. 19; Skylook, November 1975, p. 22; John F. Schuessler, UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects, pp. 58-59, citing Kevin Randle, The October Scenario).

1973 - In the early morning hours Ms. Proctor went to the window in her home in Reno, Nevada and saw three "very large," saucer-shaped objects hovering across the street. A "ground crew" of 10-12 figures, wearing dully glowing "cube type" uniforms, were milling around, as if searching for something. A very low-pitched hum was heard, but no barking by the witness's dog, or others in the neighborhood. When two of the men approached her driveway, the witness took alarm and returned to bed, where she fell asleep immediately. There was no confirmation of anything unusual from any of her neighbors, and no traces were found. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1974, p. 3; David F. Webb, 1973, The Year of The Humanoids, p. 73; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1973-63 (A1269)). 

1973 - On this night a lone witness saw a domed object that had landed in a paddock in Waipukurau, New Zealand. It took off at a tremendous speed, leaving behind five ground marks and a scorched area. (Sources: Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune, October 30, 1973; NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1974; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 5 (1974), case 878).

1973 - On a farm north of Belpre, Ohio the witness noticed TV interference at 8:40 p.m. and it alerted him to the nearby presence of a 10 meter long ovoid UFO, which directed a beam of light on his barn. He tried to shine a flashlight on the object, but the UFO avoided the flashlight beam. It shot off to the west. (Source: Jerry Poling, APRO Bulletin, January-February 1974, p. 1).

1973 - In Traunstein, Austria two men saw six domed discs extend and retract two arcs of light several times at 11:30 p.m. (Source: Ernst Berger, FSR, October 1974, p. 12).

1975 - Four police officers and others saw at least two nocturnal lights in the sky from Caribou, Arrostook county, Maine at same time as Loring AFB radar picked up blips 15 miles east of the base in Canada. (Sources: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 22; UNICAT, case # 486).

1975 - On this night a police officer in Viroqua, Wisconsin viewed a round object the size of twin-engine plane that had gold, red and orange lights rotating around the craft. He reported it over his police radio and it was subsequently seen by police in four counties. (Sources: CUFOS News Bulletin, February 1976, p. 10; Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 84).

1976 - On this evening a 600 foot diameter aerial craft allegedly settled over a small mountain near Guadalajara, Mexico causing cars in the area to experience electrical failure. When the cars stopped, the drivers got out and stood watching the craft making various maneuvers. After the UFO sighting a person who claimed to be from the "spaceship" asked for a medical examination at the clinic of an eminent and respected 43-year-old doctor. The doctor did perform the exam and was shocked at his appearance. His skin was milky white, and apart from a few black strands on his head there was no other hair on his body. He insisted that humans on our planet were very low on the scale of evolutionary development, and that we had yet to discover the three more planets that exist in our solar system.  (Sources: Timothy Good, Alien Contact, p. 89; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-103, citing Thomas Hyman & Charlotte Blaab).

1976 - At 7:05 p.m. on a clear night six witnesses saw a multicolored object approach them and pass silently 100 feet over a house in Evansville, Indiana. It ascended rapidly, hovering twice, before disappearing out of sight. Five or more objects were ejected from the cylinder when it was at higher a altitude. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1976, p. 13; Francis L. Ridge, MUFON field investigations database, case 900603; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p.65).

1976 - From the porch of their house Richard Britt and his 12-year-old son Richie saw a luminous domed disc-shaped object flying horizontally over some woods in Lake View, near Dillon, Florence County, South Carolina at 10:30 p.m. It began hovering close to the ground. It went out of sight for a short while and Britt went indoors, but his son Richie continued to watch. The object reappeared, rotating and emitting red, green, and blue lights. Then it flew down towards Richie and stopped near the porch. Now it began to give off a white light. The craft was aluminum colored, about the size of a large automobile, and had a set of small triangular windows above, which formed one large triangular window. In this window stood a being with pale white skin, apparently unclothed,with no other facial features except two large dark eyes. It had no neck, and its hands were claw-like. Richie began to scream for his father, but when his father rushed out there was nothing left to see. Richie had to be treated for hysteria, and he could not talk about what he had seen until the next morning. In the morning Mr. Britt noticed a 15 x 20 foot area in front of the porch where there was no frost on the grass. (Sources: Florence (SC) Morning News, November 11, 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-74 (A1505); George D. Fawcett, Awareness, March 1977, p. 5).

1980 - Two women, Stolfe and Klein, driving in the suburbs of Middletown, New York on this evening had a close encounter with a triangular object that hovered silently at tree top level. It was seen again 15 minutes later, making a slight humming sound. It shone four light beams down on them in their car. (Source: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 6).

1983 - At 2:15 a.m. an engineer in Mahopac, New York saw a 100 foot wide delta-shaped UFO repeatedly probe the surface of a lake with a red beam of light. Every time a car passed by the lake the lights on the object went out. The dramatic sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: J. Allen Hynek & Philip Imbrogno, Night Seige, p. 1).

1989 - At 2:30 p.m. several young students, among then Vova Startsev, saw a large pink sphere that flew over a local park in Voronezh, Russia. The sphere kept changing it shading, and it had two antennae on its left side. The sphere pushed out four legs and landed. A hatch opened and a ladder came down. Soon two beings and a robot like entity came out. The two beings carried the robot, set him down on its feet and appeared to give him mouth-to-mouth respiration. The robot then began walking like a normal human. The robot walked up to one of the young witnesses, followed by the two other aliens. The robot stretched out its hand towards the witness but he ran up a tree and hid, shaking with fear. The robot was just under six feet tall, and had a large head with three eyes in a row. Another witness, Sergei Makarov, got a close look at the other two aliens, whom he described as wearing silvery suits, silver waistcoats, with silver buttons and boots. Their faces were dark, and their skin was very smooth. When the door of the object opened there was a blinding light that came out. As the young witnesses watched, the legs retracted on the object, it, and then rose up, hovered briefly, and finally flew away quickly. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 2344, citing Jenny Randles & Peter Hough, The Worlds Best True UFO Stories).

1989 - On this night a 4-foot-tall green humanoid being was seen checking out an Air Force jet at the Kecskemet, Hungary military base. When the figure lifted one of its arms a cone of light appeared, causing it to vanish. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 233).

1994 - Two men in a pickup truck were skywatching for UFOs at 9:30 on this night near the New Mexico-Colorado border in the San Luis Valley of Colorado when a craft suddenly appeared in front of them, emerging from a fog. As it hovered, one of them mentally called to it to come closer, and it approached to within 50 feet. The second man, however, panicked and "freaked out", shooting his rifle at the object. The UFO then went overhead, and as it did it levitated the pickup truck and dropped it in a bar ditch. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 267).

1994 - Trinchera, Colorado resident June M. saw and reported "a large disc-shaped craft" at around 10:00 p.m. It appeared to be shining a spotlight at the ground. A short time later, military helicopters were seen "buzzing" the area.(Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 268).

1995 - For three hours beginning at 1:30 a.m. eleven bright lights were observed maneuvering over Greenwood, California and engaged in what looked like a "dog-fight" with loops; they appeared to "shoot at each other." (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center,

2000 - Anthony Walsh left his girlfriend's house in Accrington, England at 1:00 a.m. and was walking along Duckworth Street when he heard a sound like a moan and then saw a flash of light that temporarily blinded him. When his vision returned he was inside a capsule-shaped craft. The inside of the capsule was dull and featureless. Inside he was met by a tall being who had no ears nor mouth and a metallic gray hue, but otherwise humanoid in appearance. It had tiny eyes that seemed to penetrate the witness's mind. On one side there was a control panel with shiny knobs, which flashed silver as he approached them. There were no windows or door seals. There was also a constant vibrating hum in the air. In the center of the capsule the abductee saw a large rotating silver cube that seemed to defy gravity. The cube changed color to red, and then some strange symbols became visible. Soon after the incident the witness suffered from severe toothaches and smelled a strong odor like body odor with no known source. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3797, citing UFO Abductions Raw Data Page).

2000 - At 10:30 a.m. a metallic sphere flew within 30 feet of an apartment building in Portland, Maine. It was in sight for 30 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2000 webpage, report uploaded December 2, 2000).

2001 - At 12:28 a.m. a silvery, disc-shaped object with windows flew over Beaver, West Virginia making no sound. It had a gaseous haze or mist surrounding the craft, and was twice the size of a car, with white lights around the middle, and a green-blue light on top. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle,October 2001 webpage, report uploaded June 20, 2005).

2005 - Beginning at 1:30 a.m. a triangle-shaped object with amber, green and white flashing lights was observed hovering over Pygra in Larnaca District of southern Cyprus. It hovered there for the next 45 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2005 webpage, report uploaded December 16, 2005).

2005 - An irregularly-shaped, orange ovoid object moved towards two witnesses in Port Alberni, British Columbia at 6:00 a.m., then backed away. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case 106, citing UFOBC).

2007 - A bright, triangular object was seen in the sky over Rotherham, Kiverton, South Yorkshire, England at 9:45 p.m. It had one flashing strobe light and 12 fixed lights underneath. It was stationary at first, then moved over the witnesses. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2007-079).

2007 - In Fort Riley, Kansas at 9:30 p.m. four glowing rectangular shaped lights were seen moving in a triangular formation very close to the ground without any sound what-so-ever. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, October 2007 webpage, report uploaded November 28, 2007).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; cigar-shaped UFOs; color changing UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; landings with ground traces; levitation; multi-colored UFOs; multi-year reports from England, France and Nevada; Nordic-Asiatic UFOnauts; ovoid UFOs; pallid humanoids; personality change post-abduction; physiological effects: amnesia, toothaches, trauma to head and forehead; rectangular UFOs; silent UFOs; tall UFOnaut; triangular or delta UFOs; TV RF interference; vehicle EM ignition interference and RF interference; very low flying or landed UFOs; winged humanoid.

© Donald A. Johnson