On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 28

1949 - Six silver discs flew in a wide circle over Homer, Michigan toward the west at 40 mph and at an estimated 500 feet altitude. At 5:45 p.m. a 700 foot long metallic cigar-shaped object flew over Tucson, Arizona at an estimated altitude of five miles. It rolled and soared off toward the southwest at an estimated speed of 500 mph. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, April 1949, case 361; Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases # 1392 & 1393).

1953 - At 10:30 a.m. a brown, cigar-shaped UFO flew near the Laredo Air Force Base in Texas at an estimated altitude of 60,000 feet, moving at an estimated speed of 1200 miles per hour. It was sighted by a pilot in a T-33 military aircraft. At 8:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time a USAF T-6 pilot flying over Fontana, California spotted two amber colored, circular UFOs that were joined by two more such objects, which then flew away in formation. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 21; NICAP reprint of Project Gurdge and Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, May 1953, p. 31).

1954 - A huge blue disc buzzed two men, Smith and Beacon, 45 miles west of Geelong, Victoria, Australia at 6:30 a.m. It then shot straight up into the sky until gone from view. At noon a cigar-shaped UFO flew over Sare, France heading south towards Spain. It flew at an estimated 2,000 meters altitude. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3343, citing Larry Fawcett and Barry Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 133).

1964 - Sometime after midnight Mr. Adams was driving on highway 66 near Moriarty, New Mexico when a 25-30 foot wide UFO, luminous light green in color, came down and hovered 100 feet above his pickup truck. The truck stalled when it passed underneath the UFO. Mr. D. Adams then fired a .22 calibre pistol at it and heard a metallic ping as if the bullet bounced off the object. As the UFO moved away he fired six more shots with apparently no effect. His dogs barked incessantly during the close encounter. (Source: Los Angeles Herald Examiner, April 28, 1964; Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 10).

1964 - That night on Interstate highway 10 south of Las Cruces, New Mexico a luminous UFO flew over a car being driven by Mr. P. Arteche. It flew with a jerky motion and frequently changed direction. A private pilot made a report of a similar object at the same time. (Source: Flying Saucers, June 1965, p. 12).

1967 - A metallic elliptical object with a belt of alternate red and green lights was seen flying over Toronto, Ontario at 9 p.m. It hovered and then descended. The witness became frightened and fled the scene when the UFO got too close for comfort. On the same night a silent disc-shaped UFO followed a car closely in Monroe, North Carolina. It responded to signals made by the driver using the car headlights. There were independent witnesses. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1967, p. 6; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence,Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 337; APRO Bulletin, May-June 1967, p. 5).

1969 - On this evening in Farnworth, England a teenage couple, Hodgkinson and Rushton, reported hearing a buzzing sound while their dogs barked in a terrified manner. They saw a gray UFO fly close by. It had three red lights and a green flashing light on top. (Source: FSR, January-February 1972, p. 27, citing Bolton Evening News, April 29, 1969).

1974 - In Greenland, New Hampshire near Pease Air Force Base at 1:10 a.m. a low flying, orange colored UFO was seen by a single male witness, who reported it to the Portsmouth police. It was described as looking like a hockey puck. (Source: John Oswald and David F. Webb case investigation files).

1983 - A UFO came along and flew over a soccer match in progress in Huepul, Chile at only 5 meters above the field. It stopped the game as the 200 people present stared at the incredible sight before them. (Source: FSR, December 1983, p. 8).

1988 - A single witness driving on US highway 98 east of Gulf Breeze, Florida had a disc-shaped UFO pace his van. The UFO stayed just ahead of the van and beamed a blue beam down onto the road. At the same time planes were seen circling the area. (Source: MUFON field investigation files, case #880501; Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1988, p. 6)

1992 - A jet aircraft tentatively identified as a U.S. Air Force F-14 Tomcat was seen pursuing a domed disc-shaped UFO in Lajas, Puerto Rico. The UFO would make multiple stops, and as the jet closed in the saucer split in half. The top half flew off toward the southwest and the other half flew off to the east. The F-14 jet remained circling in the area, and then flew off to the east. (Source: Timothy Good, Alien Update, p. 30).

1994 - A round craft passed in front of a car in Pensacola, Florida at 10:40 p.m. It passed to within 50 feet of the front of the automobile. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1994).

1997 - The witness was driving on a business trip when he had a flat tire at 10 p.m. near Longview, Texas. A truck driver stopped to assist him when they both became aware of a UFO about 100 yards away. There looked to be humanoid figures dressed in white clothing moving around inside the craft. The object was circular and emitted an occasional flash of light. The truck driver walked closer to the object in order to get a better look. He suddenly ran back in fear yelling that they had to leave quick. Both men got into the truck and began speeding away. Shortly after the UFO silently passed over the truck and quickly flew out of sight. At the same time in Houston, Texas two witnesses reported seeing 10-13 amber-colored lights fly over in a V-shaped formation. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997; case #3121, citing Mark Harman, UFO Times, issue #1; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 - While driving home from work at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Marcus Warner saw a blue flashing light in his rear view mirror. He pulled to the side of the road in Pontypool, Gwent, Wales and stopped his car's engine. He was then approached by some men in black suits resembling businessmen or government agents. At this point his memory began to fail, but he recalls one of the men leading him to an open area near the local "Burtons Biscuit Factory." He then had a feeling of weightlessness and an intense feeling of calm. He remembered seeing a formation of figures, arranged into a ten pin bowling formation. He has a recurring image of a needle piercing his left eye. He has no recollection of driving the rest of the way home, but arrived there somehow. He has not, to date, undergone hypnosis in an attempt to recover the events that occurred during his amnesia. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2003, citing "I was abducted.com, abduction stories").

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 10 August 2004)

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: amber lights, animal reaction: dogs barking, car pursuits, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, EM vehicle ignition interference effects, huge UFOs, inside occupants, Men in Black (MIB), missing time, multi-year reports in Florida and Texas, silent UFOs, silver metallic UFOs, UFOs flying in formation, V formation of lights.