Encounters with Aliens on this Day  April 24

1897 – A man in Louisville, Kentucky heard a buzzing noise,
looked up, and saw a cigar-shaped craft 200 feet up. He could see the
form of a man standing at the stern. “He looked at me, and I waved my
hat. Two other men were sitting in the helm.” (Source: Louisville Courier
, April 25, 1897).

1909 – At 9:20 in the morning a white ovoid shaped flying object
was seen in the skies over Florence, Italy. Two men dressed in
white suits were seen inside. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database,
case # 254).

1949 – A high speed, maneuvering object was tracked with a theodolite
by five government contractors from General Mills as it sped through the
sky. They were at a missile range near Arrey, New Mexico at 10:20
a.m. It looked like a featureless, whitish featureless ellipse, and its
length was 2.5 times its width. After 60 seconds it disappeared in a sharp
vertical climb. (Source: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 238).

1950 – At 12:30 a.m. three men watched a crescent-shaped object
maneuver through the sky over Ansonia, Connecticut. The object
looked like a half-moon with a squared off end, and was sighted by two
policemen and a restaurant proprietor. It moved unevenly thru the sky.
(Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: April-July, p.

1950 – Later, at 10 p.m. in Abbiate Guazzone, Italy, Sr.
Bruno Facchini heard and saw sparks coming from a dark, hovering object.
Nearby stood a man dressed in tight fitting clothes and wearing a helmet
who seemed to be making repairs. Three other men were seen near the craft.
When the work was finished, a trapdoor through which light had been shining
was closed and the thing took off. The witness time to note many details
about the craft and its occupants. (Sources: Antonio Giudici, Flying
Saucer Review
, April-May 1975, p. 30; Solas Boncompagni, UFO in
, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 120; Jacques Vallee, Passport
to Magonia: A Century of Landings
, p. 195).

1964 – Dairy farmer Gary T. Wilcox saw a shiny, egg-shaped object,
about eight meters long and six meters wide, in his pasture in Tioga City,
New York at around ten o’clock in the morning. He spoke in English
to two short male occupants, 1.2 meters tall, wearing seamless clothing
and hoods, and carrying trays. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to
Magonia: A Century of Landings
, p. 195).

1964 – Police officer Lonnie Zamora was parked watching for speeders
on the main highway south of Socorro, New Mexico at 5:45 in the
afternoon when he saw an whitish metallic ovoid object land in the desert
behind a rise. He drove his police cruiser over the rise and saw an ovoid
object with four legs resting in a gully. Two four-foot tall beings in
white spacesuits stood next to the landed UFO. They turned in his direction
and then went inside the UFO. A loud roar was heard during a vertical
takeoff as the object emitted a flame from the bottom. The foliage in
the area was scorched black, and there were four holes in the ground surrounding
the burned area. The case was personally investigated by Dr. J. Allen
Hynek for Project Blue Book. Everyone, except UFO debunker Phillip Klass
who visited Socorro four years later, regards the testimony of Mr. Zamora
as highly credible. A married couple saw the object north of the city
at 5:30 p.m. before it landed, and seven other witnesses saw it flying
south of Socorro shortly before 6:00 p.m. (Sources: Project Blue Book,
case 8766; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting
, pp. 92-97; Ray Stanford, Socorro Saucer in a Pentagon
, Austin, Texas: Blueapple Books, 1976).

Socorro, New Mexico Landing & Occupant – 1964

1966 – At 3:30 a.m. Mr. Tom M. Lasseter, an architect, was camping
near the Pedernales River in Texas when he was awakened by a fluttering
sound and observed a glowing white disc that was at treetop level 60 meters
away. It was seven meters in diameter and had a row of lights. (Source:
Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case

1966 – Thirty minutes later, at 5:00 a.m. Eastern time, Mrs. Kalnicki
saw a multicolored domed disc with blinking red lights on its rim move
between two apartment buildings in Dorchester, Massachusetts. It
had a yellow light on top, and emitted a humming noise.There were a total
of five witnesses, and the sighting lasted 12 minutes. (Source: Walter
Webb, case files report #63; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects
from UFOs
, p. 46; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A
Thirty Year Report
, p. 320; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO
, p. 173).

Dorcester, Massachusetts – 1966

1966 – At 6:10 p.m. two men in Ashby, Massachusetts saw
an object dive within 30 meters of their car. It was silent, had a bright
blue light on top, suddenly accelerated, and was lost to sight toward
Mt. Watatic. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century
of Landings
, case 763).

1969 – On this night there were several reports of an 18-foot-tall
phantom either walking or floating along at 20 mph in Nova Scotia.
The tall shadowy figure consisted of a very dark humanoid form. A large
numbers of cars had assembled at Berwick, Nova Scotia to observe the monster.
(Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid
, case 1969-31, citing an unnamed newspaper source).

1970 – A Soviet supersonic bomber allegedly disappeared without
a trace in the area of Olekminsk, Russia on April 24, provoking
a widescale search involving 150 aircraft. Many of the pilots reported
seeing large unidentified craft hanging high in the sky, far out of missile
range. Soviet reconnaissance planes were sent up, scouring and photographing
every square kilometer of the terrain in a fruitless search for the bomber’s
wreckage. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970,
citing Branton’s War in Heaven File).

1971 – Mrs. F, a woman from Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
and her 13-year-old daughter were going home by taxi at 7:30 p.m.
On passing Roberts Park they saw an object hovering over the lighted field
where youths were playing football. The field lights formed a king of
“ceiling” over the field and is unlikely that had they looked up, the
players could have seen anything. The object was “football shaped,” the
interior light being “the brightest blue imaginable.” The top portion
of the UFO was transparent and the bottom was a greenish metallic “like
gun metal” color with three large transparent portholes. The object was
tilted downward at an angle revealing three tall humanoid figures, over
six feet tall, in the transparent upper half of the UFO. One of the occupants
pointed down at the witness and then turned toward a rectangular, lighted
area. Mrs F. asked the cabbie, a Greek immigrant, to stop the taxi, but
he accelerated away and drove them straight to her home without stopping.
He left in a frightened state without collecting his fare. (Source: David
F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports,
case 1971-15, citing Keith Basterfield).

1972 – At two o’clock in the morning Mrs. Taylor, an elderly
woman suffering from insomnia, was up late in her apartment in Manchester,
England when she saw out her window, above a tall factory chimney,
a glowing yellowish white ball-shaped UFO. A figure wearing boots emerged
from the sphere. The object eventually seemed to dissolve “within itself.”
She watched the humanoid for a period of two hours, and it gave her
the impression of an “astronaut landing on the moon.” (Source: David
F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports,
case 1972-08, citing Roy Dutton, Joan Nesltrop for BUFORA; Peter Rogerson).

1977 – At around one o’clock in the morning Mrs. Pauline Coombs,
age 31, and her husband Billy, age 36, were watching television at their
Ripperston farm near Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales when
they saw a silver suited figure at their window. Pauline saw it first,
but said nothing to her husband until he saw it himself. “It must
have been over seven feet tall,” because it was too tall to see its
face.” It was quite wide–about three feet–and surrounded by a luminous
glow. It was wearing a box-shaped helmet that framed a dark squarish area
in which no face was visible. They called Randall Jones Pugh, the BUFORA
investigator, and the police immediately, but the figure had gone before
either arrived. Mrs. Coombs and her family had been involved in several
other close encounter incidents prior and after this encounter. (Source:
David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports,
case 1977-23, citing Randall Jones Pugh, BUFORA).

1980 – Two roofers working in the late evening at 9:00 p.m. sighted
a bright yellow disc-shaped UFO rise vertically from Lake Norman Reservoir,
not far from a nuclear power plant in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
It made a loop in the sky and flew away. (Sources: George D. Fawcett,
MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; UFO Magazine (USA), June
1990, p. 33).

1984 – Radar visual confirmation. At 7:10 p.m. a 1000 foot long
cigar-shaped object followed a KC-135 USAF tanker aircraft through a
U-turn over the mountains of Chimayo, New Mexico while separate
nocturnal lights cavorted about in the sky. Radar blips were tracked
at the time. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1984).

1989 – At 10:45 p.m. several witnesses, including
53-year-old A. D. Golovatskaya, watched a fiery green elongated craft
fly low over the rooftops of Kharovsk, Russia. It had
a blunt nose and a fish-shaped tail. The craft was silent and appeared
to be made of crystal. Four figures wearing silvery, tight-fitting uniforms
were seen inside the object, two in the rear and two at the front apparently
operating some controls. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact
Database 1989, case # 668, citing V.D. Musinskiy, FSR, Volume
35, No. 3).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 30 June 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: blue UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, human-looking occupants,
humming sound, multi-year reports from New Mexico and Italy, mystery
aircraft disappearance, nautical UFO: seen rising from lake, nuclear
facility, occupants wearing white clothing, ovoid or football-shaped
UFOs, radar-visual confirmation, short humanoids, silver suits, spheres,
tall humanoids, very tall shadowy phantom figure.

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