On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 18

1950 - A slow moving disc-shaped or spherical UFO moved through the sky over Summit, New Jersey at 7 p.m. It was reddish-orange in color, and gave off a steady light. (Source: Edward Sullivan, CSI-Los Angeles case files, letter dated 1952 from W. Wilkinson).

1954 - A cigar-shaped object circled the town of Setif, Algeria at a high altitude. It left a blue smoke trail as it flew off toward Saint Arnaud in the east, where it was also seen. (Sources: Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 17; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History: 1954: January-May, p. 18).

1956 - A 50-meter wide glowing object dove into the ocean north of Maiqueta, Venezuela on this night. A large-scale search of the area found nothing. (Source: APRO Bulletin, July 1956).

1957 - At 10:00 a.m. many people in Campo Quijano, Argentina witnessed a metallic ovoid UFO land on the slopes of the mountain Cerro Negro. It was viewed through binoculars, and was visible for seven hours. (Sources: Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, supplement 12, December 1972, p. 9; Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1960 - Two men driving in a car, Haley and Baker, at 10:55 p.m. in Lakota, North Dakota had their car's headlights dim as a UFO flew nearby. The object flew off towards a field approximately 1.5 kilometers from the highway. (Sources: Grand Forks (ND) Herald, January 21, 1960; USAF Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 17).

1966 - Near Fetebrogh, New Jersey the lights of a Volkswagen car failed as an object with pulsating lights appeared nearby. This object then began to make a pass at the car, so the witness drove away quickly. (Source: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 162, citing Allen L. Erskine, Why Are They Watching Us?)

1966 - Two surveyors were working near the China Lake Naval Ordnance Depot in Kern County, California at 4:55 p.m. when a black, humming UFO came straight at them. It passed directly overhead at an estimated 150 feet. It trailed a "wake" behind it like a jet dumping fuel. They noticed that the object had some kind of field effect on their theodolite, moving its setting west by 5 level gradations. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, International UFO Reporter, March 1982, p. 7).

1967 - At midnight a flash in the sky was noted shortly before a power outage in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Fifteen minutes later a lighted reddish orange domed disc was sighted on the opposite bank of the Green River from four witnesses. When they drove in get help a red glowing object buzzed their car. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p.173).

Williamstown, Massachusetts Close Encounter with Electrical Interference- 1967

Sketch of Williamstown, Massachusetts UFO - 1967

1967 - In Shamokin, Pennsylvania a disc-shaped UFO approached at a low altitude, emitted two beams of light downward, turned, then rose suddenly into the sky and joined a second UFO. Both sped away horizontally. (Source: Mount Carmel (PA) Item, January 19, 1967).

1968 - At 7:30 p.m. in Umbrete, Spain a brilliant, turtle-shaped domed disc flew over an olive grove. It was estimated to be 1.2 meters in length, and was at an altitude of only 200 meters above the trees. It was lost from sight behind some trees. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Data-Net Report, March 1971).

1971 - At ten o'clock in the morning in Campo Quijano, Argentina a metallic ovoid-shaped UFO landed on the slopes of Cerro Negro. It was seen by many witnesses and viewed through binoculars. A domed UFO with a beam of light was sighted in Quincy, Illinois at seven p.m. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 9230; Data-Net Report, July 1971).

1974 - A six-meter long UFO rose vertically in response to light signals flashed at it by three witnesses in Landivisiau, France. It changed shape to a sphere, then left by rising vertically into the sky. (Source: Jean-F. Boedec, Les OVNI en Bretagne: Anatomie d'un Phenomene, p. 74).

1977 - A UFO witness in Bussieres-Saint-Georges, France was thrown into some bushes when three glowing balls of light flew overhead at one a.m. The witness had 75 minutes of missing time, and the incident was followed by many days of persistent headaches. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 317).

1979 - A two-meter wide orange disc-shaped UFO mades two passes over two witnesses in Metzeral, France at five p.m.. The UFO made a buzzing sound and had lights at both ends. Both witnesses' eyes hurt after the close encounter. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, July 1979).

1979 - At 11:30 later that same night in Lusiana, Italy a witness's car engine died when an ovoid UFO landed nearby. A door in the craft opened and two humanoids emerged. They reportedly had vibrating antennae-like ears or antennae on the sides of their heads. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2274).

1982 - In the Hessdalen Valley of Norway a luminous metallic ovoid flew over telephone lines at 7:30 p.m. in a mining area. Magnetic anomalies were recorded. (Source: International UFO Reporter, November-December 1983, p. 7).

1983 - Two hundred people, including school students, a boys soccer team, their coaches, and two detectives witnessed two triangles of light fly over Cardiff, Wales at dusk. (Source: Philip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 26).

1985 - On this evening around 8 p.m. a green glowing disc crossed a road in Waldeslust, France at a low altitude. There was a plasma glow surrounding the object. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 306).

1989 - The family of a retired USAF non-commisioned officer was awakened by their dog at 3:57 a.m. They saw 6-8 objects over their own land and some nearby property for the next hour and three-quarters. The objects would vanish at times when jet aircraft flew over. The event continued and the lights were still present when the family left for work andschool that morning. (Source: MUFON field investigation files, case 890603).

1991 - At 3:30 p.m. 15 people on a bus in Czestochowa, Poland saw a spherical UFO ascend between two buildings. One witness saw humanoids on the balcony of an apartment building. Later that night in Krakow, Poland at 10:45 p.m. another spherical UFO with an appendage was sighted over the city. A possible UFO landing site with burnt traces was found in Batovice. In Murowana, Poland a 30-meter long cigar shaped UFO at 10:50 p.m. shooting out a stream of glowing gas. At eleven o'clock in Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland a yellowish-red colored cigar shot off extremely fast while it offloaded smaller objects that fly away in different directions. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues 309 & 326).

1992 - Several witnesses on a bus in Col de Vence, France saw an intensely red, Saturn-shaped object skim over the nearby mountaintops. The ring around the UFO was sharply defined. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 312).

2000 - A shiny spherical object was seen at 6000 feet altitude over the Puerto Belgrano Navy Base, Argentina at 12:45 p.m. A powerful whirlwind developed at ground level directly below the object. Weather station reported that the atmospheric conditions at the time were not conducive to the natural formation of such winds. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), May 2000, p. 17).

2000 - A oval-shaped UFO was sighted in Dayton, Nevada at 6:15 p.m. A bright light shone straight out of object, and it was surrounded by smoke or a fog-like cloud. A similar phenomenon was reported at the same time in Crescent City, California. The witness saw a bright light beam that looked like the spotlight from a police helicopter. He noticed a blue trail of smoke from the object. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 December 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT database.

Themes: cigar-shaped UFOs, domed discs, car buzzings, cigar-shaped UFOs, fog or mist, humming sound, missing time, multi-year reports from France, ovoid UFOs, Saturn-shaped UFOs, spherical UFOs, vehicle EM interference effects, witnesses traveling in a bus.

© Donald A. Johnson