Encounters with Aliens on this Day
1949 - An F-80 fighter pilot flying over Akita, Japan saw a rectangular-shaped UFO flying at 500 mph. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, November 1949 report).
In 1950, Canadian government engineer Wilbert B. Smith met with US scientist Robert J. Sarbacher, and was told that it is the secret opinion of the US military that "flying saucers exist." (Source: John Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 210).
1952 - Shortly after 9:00 p.m. a UFO flew in a zigzag pattern over Fort Benning, Georgia. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, November 1952 report).
1952 - At a place called "La Butte" on Belle-Ile, France a luminous sphere was seen at a low altitude. It seemed to be spinning and its color changed from orange to white. It oscillated to the left and right, then took off toward the southwest, according to Mr. Gauci the witness. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, pp. 201-202).
On this night in 1956, six Civil Air Patrol members and a service station attendant who was fixing their car's flat tire watched a rectangular-shaped object fly in the southeast sky near Carlstadt, New Jersey. It glowed orange. (Source: Morris K. Jessup, The UFO Annual, p. 337).
On this night in 1961 six to eight crescent-shaped objects were seen entering an isolated cloud over Adelaide Hills, South Australia around 6:15 p.m. They did not re-emerge. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 171).
1961 - That same evening at 7:30 p.m. EST in Oldtown, Florida two witnesses, C. Locklear and Helen Hatch, watched a round, reddish-orange object ascend straight up into the night sky. It faded away after 3-4 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1966 - At 10:15 p.m. Richard West called police to report that a "batman" was sitting on the roof of the house next to his home at an undisclosed location in West Virginia. The being was six feet tall and had a wingspan of six to eight feet, with great big red eyes. It flew straight up, like a helicopter. (Sources: John A. Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, p. 167; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1966-61, citing John Keel).
1969 – On this night a security guard at a local power station in Urubupunga, Brazil reported encountering two tall robot-like humanoids that communicated in a shrill-like electronic voice. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing GEPUC Brazil).
1970 - A domed disc-shaped object was sighted spinning over Matlock, England at 8 p.m. It had red lights on the bottom and two white lights. It went behind a cloud. At 9:00 p.m. in Bull Bridge, England a police headquarters office worker and her boyfriend, Burnham and Pidcock, saw a round domed disc with a white light one-hour after three teenagers also saw it. It flew off in the direction of Ambergate. At 11:32 p.m. a red glowing bowl-shaped disc flew from south to north, then to the south, then back to the north again over Hackney, England. (Source: Matlock Mercury, November 28, 1970; FSR Case Histories, February 1971, p. 1).
Matlock, England UFO - 1970
1974 - At 5:30 p.m. 14-year-old Lance Edwards was walking home at dusk in Plattonville, Louisiana when he saw two bright luminous objects flying low over some nearby houses. He pursued them, running down a farm road, and came upon one of the objects resting on the ground at the edge of a woods. Its brightness dazzled him so that he had to cover his eyes. Having the feeling that someone was watching him, he turned and saw a strange figure just behind him. He his astonishment he turned run, but ran straight into the figure and was knocked to the ground. He picked himself up and took off running again, thoroughly frightened. The figure was small, reaching only to Lance's chest, but was stocky. It had no neck and had a "pushed in" nose similar to a Pekinese. The color of its skin was "bluish" like "a bruise." The teen reported the encounter immediately to his father, who took him to the sheriff's office where a complete report was made. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-55, citing Sheriff Frank Theriot).
1975 - On this night a shining round object with a blinking light moved quickly from north to south in the eastern sky from Forest Grove, Oregon. At 3:00 a.m. the fifth UFO abduction occurred to a UFO abductee in Garden Grove, California. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 67; FSR, October 1976, p.19).
1978 - Lufthansa and TWA airliner crews flying over Newfoundland both reported sighting a domed disc that was emitting moving beams of light. It had landing gear and antennae. At 5:30 a.m. a UFO hovered over a water tower for 30 minutes at the Al Sabriyah Oil Field in Kuwait. At 6:00 p.m. a Puma helicopter pilot and several other witnesses on the ground in Miradj, Iran reported sighting a big yellow light and changed color to red, then vanished above the witnesses. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42; International UFO Reporter, January 1980, p. 6).
1981 - In the middle of the afternoon an eight-meter wide red disc, giving off a weak blue glow, flew at treetop level west of Naveksvarn, Sweden towards the east. Photographs were taken. (Source: AFU Sweden).
1985 - A photograph was taken of a UFO over Port Chester, New York. It showed only seven lights in a circle. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip Imbrogno and Bob Pratt, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 21).
1986 - On this evening several witnesses in Stamford, Connecticut saw a number of nocturnal lights and beams of light appear in the sky. A seventy-foot long ovoid object skimmed over treetops and buzzed a car, then vanished. Later that night in Culver City, California a huge silent manta ray shaped object flew in a southerly direction. It faded in and out of visibility. (Source: Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, cases 1197 and 1092).
1993 - at 10:30 p.m. at Bovard Tunnel, Pennsylvania a triangle pursed a vehicle, making a humming sound. Fifteen minutes later, 4 miles east of Greensburg, Pennsylvania the same of similar triangle was seen, reportedly making a high-pitched hum. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, cases 1755 & 1756).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 31 October 2004).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.
Themes: beams of light, domed disc-shaped UFOs, humming sounds, luminous UFOs, Mothman, orange UFOs, ovoid UFOs, photographs, rectangular UFOs, red UFOs, short stocky humanoid, spheres, tall robot-like UFOs, triangular UFOs, UFOs changing colors, vertical ascent, zigzag motion.