In 1961, the most well known case of alien contact and abduction transpired in New Hampshire. Stopped in the middle of the road by an alien craft, Betty and Barney Hill would be taken aboard the craft, and subjected to medical testing.
To see the full account of this case, see my article The Hills: Abducted by Aliens.
A monumental case of a landed UFO, several small beings, and physical traces left behind, occurred in Socorro, New Mexico in 1964.
Policeman Lonnie Zamora, thinking he was investigated a mining shack that had exploded, was stunned to see a UFO with 2 small beings.
See all of the details of this case at The Socorro, NM Landing.
Another alien contact case of interest is the 1964 encounter in Newark Valley, New York. Farmer Gary Wilcox was working in his fields, when his attention was drawn to a metallic object in the distance.
He drove his tractor over to get a closer look, and soon two, small creatures, about 4 foot tall, emerged from the craft. They eased Wilcox's fears by telling him they had spoken to humans before.
Wilcox talked to the beings for about two hours, even asking them if he could go along with them in their UFO. This request was declined. The beings said that their atmosphere was too thin for the farmer to survive. Soon, the craft flew away.
In January, 1965, William Blackburn of Waynesboro, Virginia, was working at an archery club when he spotted two UFOs.
One of the vehicles landed, and soon three beings about 3 feet tall, emerged from the craft. They spoke briefly in an unintelligible language, reentered the UFO, and shot away.
Also in 1965, in Valensole, France, lavender farmer Maurice Masse thought he saw two "children" standing in the field. He walked toward them, and saw a landed flying object.
This closer view enabled him to determine that the so-called "children" were not children at all, but small beings like he had never seen before. They had large heads, and long eyes. They were wearing a type of suit.
It seems that Masse got too close to the UFO, as he was hit by a beam of some type. It disabled him for a time. Later, when he was shown a sketch of the Socorro, NM, craft, he stated: "Someone else has seen my UFO."
A Busy Year
1967 would be a banner year for alien contact. There are at least five reports from this year.One of the most bizarre accounts of alien abduction would occur, in which aliens paralyzed a family. See all of the details of this case at The Andreasson Abduction.
In Kent, Ohio, factory worker David Morris, claims to have seen 4 or 5 aliens emerge from a UFO on March 28.
In Idaho, two young men claimed that they saw a UFO on Highway 26, just outside the city of Ririe. They saw a brilliant flash of light followed by the appearance of two small, strange-looking occupants.
Also in Idaho, Marilyn Wilding, while waiting on her front porch for a ride, saw an unusual light in the sky. The object flew close enough for her to see two, small beings in the domed top of the UFO.
A second case of alien abduction occurred in 1967. Patrolman Herbert Schirmer claims to have been abducted in Ashland, Nebraska. See more details at The Herbert Schirmer Abduction.Closing out the Decade
In Virginia in 1968, two teenage counselors at a summer camp watched UFOs descend over a lake. They claimed that they were both abducted. See the Buff Ledge Alien Abductions.
Also in 1968, in Lakeland, Florida, two alien beings were seen in the domed top of a UFO. Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Miss Sharon Burgess, and two school students all witnessed the UFO and two beings.
A third 1969 case involved the Milakovics, a husband, wife, and son, who saw a large UFO with a domed top in Hanbury, England. Several alien beings could be seen within a lighted dome.
Also in 1969, an alien abduction was reported to authorities by 24-year-old Jose Antonio da Silva, who was fishing at the time. The incident occurred in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Jose claims to have been hit by a force on his hind legs as his attention was on the lagoon. He was knocked to the ground. He was abducted by two small alien beings, about four foot tall.
Next, let's take a look at Alien Contact Cases - The 1970s