1883 – A huge fireball flew over Lake Glasfjorden near Arvika,
Sweden towards the northwest for 18 seconds. It turned toward the
southeast and zigzagged through the sky for an additional 50 seconds.
(Source: Willy Smith, International UFO Reporter, May-June 1984, p.
4, citing Nature, March 1883).
1934 – On this evening an unknown mysterious airplane made an
emergency landing on Fager Mountain in Malsev, Troms, Norway. Two
men were seen clearing away snow, and the engine noise was heard
throughout the valley. Parallel marks in found in the snow, 75 meters in
length, as well as two sets of footprints. (Sources: John A. Keel,
FSR, July-August 1971, p. 18; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher,
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0107).
1950 – Seven people witnessed two cylindrical objects
maneuvering in the sky at 5:10 p.m. near Falmouth Airport on Cape Cod,
Massachusetts. A fireball dropped from one of them, then they
climbed into the western sky and disappeared. Listed as a Project Blue
Book “unknown” case. (Source: Cape Cod Standard Times, February 6,
1950; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1950: January-March, p. 17;
Project Blue Book, February 1950 summary report).
1963 – On or about this date a student,
Anastasio Lenven, saw an object land on the school
grounds in Asuncion, Paraguay. In a separate observation, several residents,
including an official of the Ministry of the Interior,
saw an object flying at very high speed over the city. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 562).
1967 – At 1:45 a.m. a boomerang-shaped object was seen for six minutes by seven musicians and five other observers in Oakland City, Indiana. The UFO flew off to the northwest. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 27).
1967 – On this evening Timothy Johnson, a 14-year-old teenager in
Hilliards, Ohio heard his dog barking and a strange noise, and then
saw an 75-foot long ovoid object descend with tripod legs extended. The UFO had a rotating
pattern of lights and came down to 30 feet over some railroad tracks, then
landed near a school. It made a steady humming sound. From an elevator-like
shaft came five or six tall, human-looking figures wearing black robes, who placed
small spheres around the craft. A man walked up to them and appeared to
speak with the entities. The teen was then noticed and the man ran after him, catching him by the back of
the neck and causing burn marks. The man next dragged Timothy almost to the craft when his
captors suddenly became panic-stricken, dropped him, hurriedly gathered up the spheres,
and reboarded the craft, which took off rapidly. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May-June 1967, p. 6; Jacques
Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 816;
Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report,
pp. 326, 472; Raymond E. Fowler, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, p. 181; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-13 (A0782)).
1967 – At 9:45 p.m. M.
Louis Monin, age 49, was outside his house in Sauvigny-les-Bois, L’Yonne, France
when he saw an intensely yellow luminous ovoid object coming at very
low altitude over a nearby cemetery. He called his 17-year-old
granddaughter Marie Solange to watch it. The fat cigar-shaped object
approached, then oscillated and turned red-orange, and finally
landed in Monin’s garden, 110 feet away from them. It was about 60 feet
long and 20 feet high. At each end of the cigar was a jet of “flames,”
directed obliquely downward, and a crackling noise could be heard.
Next, a stout little man, 3.5-4.0 feet tall, appeared standing beside
the object. Monin and his granddaughter immediately went back into the
house to call his wife, but when the three of them came out again the
little man was gone and the UFO now appeared as a red-luminous ball
about 25 feet in diameter. This ball took off and was soon lost from
view. The observation lasted five minutes, and no landing traces
were found in the garden. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-14 (A0783), citing M. Copin & Fernand Legarde for LDLN; UNICAT, case # 608, citing Joel Mesnard, GEPA Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1969).
1968 – Nicholas Rinaldi, age 38, a commercial artist, observed a large cigar-shaped object at low level in rural Cromwell, Connecticut
at 8:25 p.m. He tried to approach it in his car but it flew away.
This was his third low-level sighting of a dark cigar-shaped UFO since
his first spectacular close encounter on January 24, 1967 with 19
other separate witnesses. (Source:Donald A. Johnson, on-site investigation).
– On this day a spinning domed disc-shaped object, glowing orange and
blue, approached three observers at Chesterfield Inlet, Northwest Territory, Canada
to within 50-60 feet. The motors of their three snowmobiles
quit working. The disc shot straight up vertically and was gone.
(Source: UNICAT, case # 133, citing L. Couvrette).
1971 – On this afternoon two young men, P. Aliranta
and E. J. Sneck, were working in the woods in Kangaskyla, Kinnula,
Finland when Mr. Aliranta noticed a 15 foot wide metallic
saucer-shaped object descend and land on four thin legs in a clearing 50
feet away. After it landed a short entity just under 3 feet tall glided to
the ground from an opening in the underside. It was dressed in a green
one-piece “diver’s suit” and wore a helmet with a circular faceplate. It
approached the young men, walking on top of the deep snow, and Aliranta
moved toward it with his power chain saw in hand. Through three windows in
the upper part of the object three more entities could be seen. The
humanoid retreated from Aliranta and was levitating into the object from
underneath when the young man grabbed it by the heel of its boot with his
bare hand. He found that touching it burned like a hot iron and he had to
let go at once. As soon as the being was back inside the object it
ascended with a slight buzzing or humming sound. Both men felt stiff all
over and had difficulty moving. Four landing leg marks and small
footprints were left behind in the snow. (Sources: Tapani Kuningas,
FSR Vol. 17 # 5; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT:
Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1102, citing Tapani
Kinnula, Finland Close Encounter – 1971
1972 – In Evillers, France a red disc with blurry edges
flew silently toward the north at a steady speed until gone from view.
(Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1974).
1976 – Two women saw a dark domed disc with red and white lights
through a second floor bedroom window at their home in France.
Inside the transparent dome they could see two human like figures. They
had tight fitting hoods on their heads. The UFO flew away over an orchard.
(Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT:
Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1861, citing Joel Mesnard).
1978 – Thirty miles east of Baladonia, Western Australia
a 30-year-old truck driver was paced by a UFO on the Eyre Highway at
around one o’clock in the morning. At some point during the incident, a
brightly lighted object passed him, and then a small dull light pursued
him for 30 minutes, retreating only when other traffic approached. He
then had three hours of lost memory. The only memory he had was of a
fragmentary recollection of some conversation with an entity about an
invention. At sometime after four a.m. he found himself a few miles
outside the town, with most of his clothing scattered about the truck
cab. (Source: Bill Chalker, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1980, p. 5).
1978 – Thirty-year-old Julio Fernandez and his English Pointer
dog Mus were driving in his car to do some early morning hunting for
hares. They were driving towards Soria province, Spain. At about
4:30 a.m. Julio stopped to drink coffee and anis at a wayside bar known as
the Hostal 113, beside the highway on the outskirts of Algora. At 5:45
a.m. Julio left the bar and drove on, half an hour later passing
Medicaneli. Suddenly he “knew” that he had to be at a certain location 15
km further on, and put his foot down on the accelerator. At this point his
conscious recollection stopped.
Later under hypnotic regression Julio remembered driving his car when
for no accountable reason he suddenly braked. From this point on the car
seemed to act of its own accord, reversing, and then coming to a halt
after having entered a narrow dirt trail backwards. Then the engine
stopped, the lights went out, and the radio cassette player ceased to
work. It was as though the electrical current had been completely severed,
because the new battery no longer charged and the plugs no longer sparked
Mus started growling, so as a precaution Julio took his Winchester
single barrel, semi-automatic shotgun out of the trunk and loaded it with
its maximum of five carriages. It was then that he caught sight of two
somehat human looking beings coming down the road. They halted only one
and a half meters from him. They wore seamless one-piece pastel green
coveralls that reached to the feet and gave off a very faint luminosity.
Their uniforms had no zippers nor openings and gathered at the waists. The
suits were sufficiently tight fitting for their muscles to show. They wore
pale yellow cowls or hoods, leaving only the face uncovered.
The men were about two meters tall and had extremely broad shoulders,
with powerful dorsal muscles showing prominently, narrow waists, and they
seemed unusually athletic. Among features that set them apart from
ordinary human beings were the exceptionally long arms and hands, large
crania and very large eyes. Julio felt a sense of peace and calm envelop
him. When they addressed him he at first thought they were using speech,
but later realized that their lips did not move, so he assumed they
communicated telepathically with him.
They asked him to calm down and to follow them. Julio obeyed, taking
along his dog and the gun. Julio was then led to a huge mushroom-shaped
craft that had been concealed behind two hills in the bottom of a small
valley, though hovering four meters above the ground. It was shaped like
an inverted soup plate, had a matt, silvery metallic color, and appeared
to have a diameter of about 60 or 70 meters and a height of some 15 to 20
Arriving underneath the central area of the craft, Julio noticed its
had a completely smooth surface, as though molded in one piece, with no
rivets or fittings. At this point he became aware of a powerful odor of
pine, or possibly ozone, a smell also detectable on board. Julio’s gun and
knife levitated upwards into the craft. A smooth metallic cylinder then
emerged silently from the center of the disc, stopping just above the
ground. It was about four meters in height and 2.5 meters in diameter. A
door, sliding upwards, opened in the descended cylinder’s wall, revealing
a small compartment lit by a strange white light coming from everywhere
that Julio found disturbing.
By now frightened, he hesitated before stepping through the door into
the shaft. The dog refused to follow him so Julio had to drag him in. What
was now an interior elevator rose silently, stopping at an entrance to a
corridor, where they alighted. Further along was another corridor, with
two metallic doors, about 2.5 meters high. The whole appearance of the
place was the most clinically aseptic. The walls were continuous with the
ceiling, being joined by a gentle curve. Continuing along the circular
passage, he came to a small ladder. The ladder looked like the steps of a
swimming pool, with a very shiny finish and a cylindrical handrail. One of
the beings led the way up, scaling the steps in two jumps with phenomenal
agility. With some difficulty Julio followed, carrying the dog under his
right arm and with the gun over his shoulder. He noticed the railing felt
cold. At the top of the ladder was another individual who assured Julio
that he had nothing to worry about. The “flight deck” was about 15 meters
wide and five meters high. In the center stood a kind of console. It had
some resemblance to an electronic organ. It was about 2.5 meters wide and
had set metal footings with a transparent screen. The control table itself
stood upon a circular platform. Elsewhere stood three smaller consoles set
around the circumference of the room, in front of which were high conical
seats. Also set close to the surrounding wall was a large square lead gray
panel and a metallic rectangular table.
Set around the dome at intervals of about one and a half meters were
rectangular windows made out of something like smoked glass. Meanwhile,
his dog Mus had been around the flight deck, sniffing at everything,
including at least one of the aliens, who reacted in a surprised manner.
When Julio called out to his dog, the sound of its name evoked surprise
among the entities. On asking where his hosts originated, Julio received
an unintelligible mental response, including the expression “three seven,
The aliens indicated that they would like to examine his dog and take
blood samples from him. Mus was carried to a rectangular table and blood
from his paw was extracted using a fairly normal looking syringe. The men
then communicated to Julio that they wanted to examine him and placed him
behind the screen on the rectangular table. After a few minutes he was
given to understand that was all to be required of him. But in subsequent
recollections—which proved harder to recover and which clearly he found
disturbing—Julio said that numerous samples had been extracted from him,
including blood, semen, urine, spinal fluid, saliva, and gastric juices.
He believed that two women, similar facially to the men, were also onboard
at the time. Julio was ordered to sit on one of the seats at the central
console. Next to Julio sat one of the crewmembers who raised the left
armrest and nimbly fingered several silvery buttons. The seat began to
revolve along a track in the central console. Julio continued to sit
beside the crewmember, his dog and gun at his side. Suddenly, a brief,
piercing whistle was heard, producing a slight commotion on the flight
The tallest of the three crew members quickly headed toward one of the
consoles and all three studied the remote viewing screens in front of
them. An image appeared of an older looking man. The crew members began
talking among themselves. The man on the screen seemed to be a superior
and spoke first, and then the others conversed with him. The language
sounded harsh to Julio, he described it as sounding like a mixture between
German and Korean. They seemed to spit out the words as they were talking,
and some of the sounds were like coughs. The image disappeared from the
viewing screen and Julio found himself back in telepathic communication
with his hosts. Hectic activity ensued; as crewmembers started desperately
pushing buttons. The central platform began to rotate in a
counterclockwise direction, halting when the control console came in line
with what Julio assumed was a “computer.” Another whistling sound could be
heard, from which point Julio seems to have passed out. After another
whistle Julio was awake again. The crewmembers showed interest in Julio’s
gun and, passing it around among themselves, asked him about its use. A
heavy smoker, Julio lit a cigarette. The men asked if they might take one
away for study and deposited it into the same cylinder. Soon Julio was
escorted to the lift cylinder, the metal door rose and he was back
outside, in bright sunlight.
He staggered back to his car, where his dog awaited him, having run
ahead. The car engine now worked, and he drove away without bothering to
look back at the disc. Among the information imparted telepathically to
Julio by the UFOnauts was that other, shorter beings were coming here who
employed less ethical methods. These others, it was explained, “are
engaged in probing and programming” the minds of those humans whom they
have contacted or kidnapped. Julio Fernandez was killed in a car crash in
1992, coincidentally near the site where he claimed to have been abducted.
(Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1979, p. 15,
citing Cronica, May 22, 1979; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher,
HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1918; Thomas E.
Bullard, UFO Abductions The Measure of a Mystery, case 143, citing
FSR, February 1985, p. 4; Timothy Good, Unearthly
Disclosure, pp. 126-139).
1978 – At 8:00 p.m. a corporate pilot flying northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon
had a close encounter with a V-formation of ten bright orange-white
lights which paced his plane, climbed rapidly, then sped away. (Source:
Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 124).
1979 – A young man driving in Lawitta, Tasmania, Australia
experienced the brilliant illumination of his car at 9:50 p.m. by a
bright white light that enveloped his car. His car radio died, then the
engine and headlights, and he experienced paralysis and other
physiological effects. He next experienced several hours of missing
time and memory loss. He was treated for shock. (Sources:Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 24, 258, 303 & 456; MUFON UFO Journal, August 1980, p. 6; Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 37).
1979 – At 2:00 a.m. two women spotted a UFO while driving home from work in Brick Township, New Jersey.
It was bright orange, fuzzy semi-circular with blue tints. It was seen
just above the treeline, and estimated to be the size of a Zeppelin. It
hovered over a lake near the airport, and then over the airport.
(Source: Asbury Park (NJ) Press, February 5, 1979; UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1979, p. 1).
1990 – At 2:35 a.m., on an overcast night, a witness in Richmond, British Columbia
first noticed a light outside the apartment building window, which came
closer and became a deep red, glowing hamburger bun-shaped UFO. The
object changed exterior coloration on approach from white to red. The
witness roused a friend to observe the receding object, and the man and
woman watched as it turned to first pink and then white as it flew
away. (Source: Dan Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1990, p. 21, field investigator Michael Strainic).
1990 – In Pensacola, Florida
at 6:30 p.m. a 36-year-old man saw a 20-foot in diameter disc-shaped
object with a steady white light on top and a pulsating
red light on the bottom. He called his wife and another witness to
come watch. The object followed a curved flight path with a wobbling
motion. (Source: Carol & Rex Salisberry, MUFON CDROM database of
UFO reports, case #900327).
1990 – At 9:15 p.m. in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
a couple in their mid-thirties saw a oval-shaped object with pointed
appendages and the top and bottom that hovered at 20 to 30 feet above
the ground. The body of the craft was silver-white. There were rows of
silver squares on side, which were rotating around the craft. It also
had a row of red, green and blue lights that flashed in
unison.(Source: Wayne Willis, MUFON CDROM database of UFO reports, case
1993 – In Pensacola Beach, Florida
a ten meter long “helicopter” without rotors emitted three sets of
four balls of light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case
15959, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1993).
1995 – In Greenville, North Carolina
a square-shaped object with stripes buzzed a car at 1:30 a.m., then
followed the car home. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case
17105, citing NUFORC).
2000 – A motorist driving in St. Andre de Cubzac, Gironde, France
at around two o’clock in the morning reported to the government that he
saw a luminous phenomenon moving quietly and slowly at low level, which
then hovered above a nearby wood. Its distance while hovering was 200
meters, with an estimated altitude of 150 meters. The sighting lasted
30-40 seconds. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 320).
2000 – In Lordsburg, New Mexico
two enormous “mothership” craft were reportedly seen on the ground
eight miles away. The estimate of their size was more than 2,500
feet in diameter. Small satellite craft were also seen departing and
returning. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), May 2000, p. 16, citing Filer’s Files).
Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 September 2009).
Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.