On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 30

1950 - At 11:00 p.m. in Paignton, Devonshire, England a cigar-shaped object dropped from the sky, then ejected two disc-shaped objects. All three craft flew off to the north. The witnesses were two men named Cove and Clark. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: August-December, p. 47; newspaper clipping dated November 1, 1950).

1954 - Two UFOs were seen by hunters in Muro Lucano, Italy. One touched the ground 50 meters away. It was rhomboid in shape, and a cylinder was hanging from the bottom. A peculiar sound could also be heard. The object shifted its position and the cylinder hit trees, bouncing three times. The craft then gained altitude and flew away, leaving a bluish trail. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 240, case 322).

1954 - Twenty eight kilometers north of Tapas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil at 11:35 p.m. four lights approached, then surrounded a car until the four witnesses drove away. The UFO changed color from white to blue to violet to orange to red. When the round lights on the object changed color they saw the shape was that of either a dome or sphere. (Source: UNICAT, case # 558 citing Olavo T. Fontes).

1957 - A 19-year-old couple, Moyer and Pulju, were driving ten miles north of Casper, Wyoming at 9:00 p.m. when they encountered 50-foot wide, silvery sphere or disc just over the road that caused electromagnetic effects on their car. (Sources: Casper (WY) Tribune-Herald, November 5, 1957; Alexander D. Mebane, "1957 Saucer Wave in the US," in Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 237; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 8).

1959 - A domed disc hovered over a queue of shoppers in the city of Aubagne, Bouches-Rhone, France at 6 p.m. Twenty human-looking occupants were visible inside the transparent dome, and appeared to be laughing at them. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 125).

1966 - Two couples driving on Route 38 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at 2:30 a.m. saw a carrot-shaped object 400 feet long, hovering 50 feet over the roof of the RCA industrial plant, 400 feet away from the highway. It was in a horizontal position, and had huge running lights and windows. A ramp came down from the craft to the plant roof, and they could see figures moving about on the roof. They watched them for 10 minutes before leaving. A truck driver who also saw the object drove his truck into a telephone pole he was so excited. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1966-47 (A0741), citing Michael Campione, Richard Heiden, and John Keel).

1967 - At around nine o'clock in the evening a businessman was driving toward Boyup Brook, Australia when his car failed completely and stopped, although he did not recall feeling any deceleration. He found a strong light beam aimed at him from a mushroom-shaped craft, ten meters in diameter. He had no recollection of starting the car again after the departure of the object. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 892, citing FSR, July-August 1968).

1967 - Approaching his home in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada at 9:00 p.m. Donald Marshall saw a light beyond it. When he got closer he saw that it was an object with a large rectangular lighted panel that hovered 12 feet off the ground, 200 feet away. The rectangular lighted panel was about 4 feet high and 16 feet long. It appeared to be a large window in the object whose shape was not clearly seen, but was perhaps 50 feet long. A bright spotlight came on, and he saw then three small humanoid figures, the size of ten-year-old children, coming from the machine. They moved very fast, wore green uniforms, and some type of headgear. They disappeared into the darkness, and the craft took off slowly at about 5 mph. It moved at first into a gully, breaking some trees, where it remained for another 3 or 4 minutes. The total time during which Marshall observed the object was 18-19 minutes. Broken trees were found near the site. (Sources: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Winter 1968, p. 4; Saucer News, December 1968, p. 25; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1967-106 (A0884), citing R. Meizeka, Saskatchewan UFO Bulletin).

1969 - At around 10 a.m. a man and a woman, Clinton and Chapin, saw an egg-shaped flying object with a flat bottom, the size of VW Beetle, in a mountainous area of Redding, California. It was seen as it landed in a steep, wooded canyon. The minimum distance to the object was only 60 feet. It took off fast, causing the trees to sway, and zoomed up into the sky. Ground marks were found at the landing site: there was an 10 foot oval-shaped depression, 1-2 inches deep. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, October 1977, p. 5; Paul C. Cerny, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1978, p. 6; International UFO Reporter, March 1978, p. 36; UNICAT, case # 181). 

1975 - At about 10:10 p.m. a KC-135 U.S. Air Force tanker returning from a refueling mission, flying at a speed of 200 knots, and an altitude of 2000 feet, sighted at least two nocturnal lights and mystery 'choppers' around and over the Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda, Michigan, a Strategic Air Command base. The objects breached security areas, and hovered over the nuclear weapons site. Base personnel thought they saw the running lights of a low flying craft they thought was a helicopter, except that it hovered and moved up-and-down erratically near the base perimeter. One white light was pointed downward, and two red lights were visible near the trailing edge. Airman Michael J. Myers, an air policeman on duty near the main gate, saw several unidentified lights near the western edge of the base. The object turned north and appeared to lose altitude. Between 10:15 and 10:25 p.m. base security police at the back gate of Wurtsmith reported to the command post that an unidentified "helicopter" with no lights had come over the back gate and hovered at a low altitude over the weapons storage area. Radar was also tracking low-flying objects intruding into the base, and the incoming KC-135 confirmed seeing two UFOs that sped away each time it attempted to close for identification. The UFOs flew away at 1,200 mph. One shot away to the west, the other went north. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 89-90; UNICAT, case # 617; Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 41; International UFO Reporter, April 1978, p. 36).

1976 - A married couple was driving with Maggy Carof and they were just turning onto the D-50 highway in Cernoy-en-Berry, Loiret, France at noon when Ms. Carof saw a short being standing on the edge of the highway, about 200 yards away. It was about the stature of a 12-year-old child. The being was wearing a blue gray cape with a white collar, and a black cap like that of a Pierrot. This figure then disappeared “progressively,” beginning with the right side. An immediate search of the area showed nothing. The witness’s dog, which was in the car, moaned at the moment of the observation, and was sick for the rest of the day. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-13 (A1648), citing Maggy Carof).

1976 - A PTA meeting was in progress at a school in El Abrojal, Uruguay at 10 p.m. when a yellow, illuminated rectangular flying object was seen on the ground. There was an immediate failure of the electrical system at the school, which was based on 12V batteries, and a sudden blast of hot air was felt by the several witnesses, including the main witness, Isabel Cardozo de Alvez. At the same time a red sphere of light was seen by a man and a woman, Silva and Camargo, in a residential area of the city. Its close approach caused a loss of consciousness for five minutes. Afterwards, their physiological effects were: sleepiness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and eye irritation (photopthalmia). (Source: UNICAT, cases # 514 & 515, citing CIOVI).

1977 - Mrs. Pauline Coombs, her mother, and her four children were driving back to their Ripperston Farm home near Dyfed, Pembrokeshire, Wales at around three o'clock in the afternoon when her mother called their attention to a white disc-like object over their car. It flew in from the direction of the sea. Curious, the women drove in the direction of the shoreline and then crossed two fields to get to the ocean's edge. Several hundred yards offshore is a rock outcrop called Stack Rocks, rising up 80 to 100 feet from the water. They could not see the UFO but they did see two humanoid figures walking about on the rocks. They were dressed in silvery outfits, similar to a frogman's wetsuit. Their heads or helmets were extremely large and rectangular in shape, rounded at the corners, and with no observable features. They appeared to be looking for something. A "door" appeared on the right hand face of the rocks, sliding alternately open and shut like the door of a dumbwaiter. One of the figures entered this doorway and appeared to descend a stairway, disappearing in the darkened interior, and then reappearing once again. The stairway was not visible to the viewers. On his final descent the door closed and disappeared from view. To the left side of the rocks the second figure appeared to "walk" out over the water's surface, finally disappearing behind the left side of the rocks. The display had lasted for 15 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-54, citing Randall Jones Pugh, BUFORA).

1977 - At around 7:00 p.m. Martha Throne was driving with her husband to Sonora, California when suddenly a cloud of blue smoke engulfed their car. The car stopped and its lights went out. She lost consciousness and then woke up with several humanoids carrying her to a landed oval-shaped craft standing on legs. The Grey humanoids had flat noses, and were wearing coverall type suits. A blanket was put over her head but she was reassured by means of mental telepathy that she would be all right. She was then placed on a table in a shiny room, where she was examined by two humanoids while others nearby attended to other duties. Her watch as well as her husband's stopped just after 7 p.m. and never ran again. (Sources: Sonora Daily Union Democrat, November 22, 1982; John F. Schuessler, UFO Related Human Physiological Effects, p. 77; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 484, citing Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of the Mystery).

1978 - At 9:30 p.m. Sebastiana Francelina de Jesus, his older brother, and a younger cousin were traveling by Jeep on their way to a local farm in Carmo Da Cachoeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil when suddenly an unknown force halted the vehicle in its tracks, then pulled it backwards into the mud on the side of the road. All this occurred while a torrential rain was falling. The Jeep was hopelessly mired in the mud. As the three witnesses attempted to dislodge it a very large object emitting an intense rotating light suddenly appeared. The UFO flew over them at very low altitude and then descended to hover a few meters away from the witnesses. The light from the object was so bright that it temporarily blinded the three young people. The older man nearly fainted from fright.

Two bright rotating beams of light illuminated the area around them and the interior of the Jeep. They could also hear a steady droning noise coming from the object. After awhile they began to hear what seemed to be human voices coming from the object, but the voices spoke in an unknown language. The terrified witnesses began screaming for help because they began to feel a bizarre effect: all three felt as if they were "floating." They also described the feeling like "they were growing in size." Finally the UFO began to move away, throwing numerous rocks and debris up into the air. As it sped away from view a small spherical orange-yellow light followed the craft. The witnesses then felt their environment return to normal. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues).

1981 - In a forested area in Worthing, West Sussex, England a large colored disc-shaped object, half red, half white, with the two colors flashing alternately and transposing positions when flashing, passed over two witnesses in a car at 7:30 p.m. The craft had two exhaust ports emitting sparks; it rose in the air, came toward the car, and left toward the sea. (Source: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 7).

1989 - Observing stars with a telescope and binoculars at 9:15 p.m., two witnesses in Fort Walton Beach, Florida saw a group of lights hovering. Insects were silent as the dark object with a "X" of lights on the underside was seen hovering 100 meters away. After about five minutes, the object moved slowly away toward the swamp, going out of sight behind some trees. (Sources: Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, p. 17; Donald M. Ware, MUFON Field Investigation case files, case # 891103; Joan Woodward, p. 9).

1990 - A domed object with portholes which directed light beams toward the ground was seen at 9:30 in Mount Airy, North Carolina for three minutes. Animal reaction: dogs howled and rubbed their ears. (Sources: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 135; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 987, citing UFO Newsclipping Service).

1993 -  At 1:00 a.m. a neighbor observed a yellow light hovering in a garden in Noeux les Mines, Pas de Calais, France. It was just 0.6 meters off the ground. A dog barked for 30 minutes during the sighting. Traces of crushed vegetation were found: a first line of 8m x 40 cm, and a second line of 10m, and a circle on the 2 lines. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 156).

1994 - At 12:30 a.m two driving in a car on the shore of Lake Geneva, near La Blecherette, Lausanne, Switzerland observed an array of 23 nocturnal lights that rotated over Lake Geneva. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 328).

1994 - At 1:45 a.m. a couple in a car in the commune of Sélestat, Bas-Rhin department, France observed a luminous disc-shaped object with revolving lights around the rim; it hovered only 5-6 meters above their car. Further on down the road they encountered another object in front of their vehicle: an equilateral triangle-shaped object, 10 meters on a side. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 191).

1994 - A 40-foot long tractor trailer-shaped flying object with lights, at 40-50 feet altitude, was sighted in Paterson, New Jersey at 5:45 p.m. It reportedly chased police helicopters during a drug raid. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1995; Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 1935, citing MUFON New Jersey).

1995 - A veterinarian reported a dead cow on the Dugan Ranch north of Monte Vista, Colorado. The tongue had been removed, and the whole left side of the muzzle was missing below eye, and had been cut away. The animal was still warm to the touch, but the wound seemed to be days old. No cause of death was determined. Herd afraid. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 312).

1998 - On this evening in Baca Grande, Colorado a woman heard some small objects hitting her house. She looked out a window and saw several four-foot-tall hooded figures running around her yard. Later she also reported seeing something resembling a "hairy pig" running past the house. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3137, citing Christopher O'Brien).

1998 - At 11:00 p.m. a foot-long, oval-shaped object entered a woman's home in Alamosa, Colorado through her back door. It slowly headed up the hallway toward her. She described the anomaly as being "milky-looking" with a chrome band. It abruptly vanished. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Christopher O'Brien case files, case # 573).

2000 - A huge, round, solid blue light, engulfed in haze or fog was seen by a woman driving on Highway 982 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at 6:27 p.m. It shot off at high speed into the clear sky. (Source: Stan Gordon case files).

2000 - A witness from Pearl, Mississippi reports that at 8:30 p.m. "three of us saw a triangle-shaped  craft fly, hover, and then take off very quickly - all this with no sound." (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2000 webpage, report uploaded May 24, 2005).

2004 - In Saskatoon, Saskachewan, Canada at 2:10 p.m. a yellow flying object crossed sky, stopped, changed shape and color, then ascended into outer space. At 8:00 p.m. a blue, cigar-shaped object with rows of lights flew ahead, dashed right and back, and then resumed its flight over Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, cases 767 & 768).

2004 - A witness reported sighting a black triangle moving at tremendous speed to the south at 9:44 p.m. while standing on the corner of Poway Road and Gate Lane in Poway, California. The object was in sight for just 2 seconds. It had an equilateral form with seven bright, yellow-white lights. There were no lights on its trailing edge, and it was silent. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, pp. 100-101, citing Melvin Podell, MUFON).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 October 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; animal reactions: cattle afraid, dog moaning and sick, dogs howling and rubbing their ears, insects silent; blue fog or smoke; blue trail; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; droning noise; gravity effects; Grey humanoids; haze or fog surrounding UFO; hooded figures; invisible doorways; landing with ground traces; levitation; medical exam; multi-year reports from California, France and New Jersey; ovoid UFO;physiological effects: sleepiness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and eye irritation; physical traces; power failure associated with UFO; rhomboid and rectangular UFOs; short humanoids; silvery uniforms; UFOs hitting trees and houses making noise; unexplained animal death: cattle mutilation; unintelligible language; vehicle ignition interference effects; watches affected.

© Donald A. Johnson