On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 April 9

1949 - At 4:30 p.m. an orange colored UFO was seen over some telephone lines by J. Bova at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. The object suddenly moved from right to left, then moved again passing behind the telephone pole. It then returned to its original position, finally engaging in some erratic movements and ascending into a cloud. It changed color as it did so, from orange to white. (Sources: Edward Sullivan, CSI Los Angeles case files, citing letter from J. Bova in 1952; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 155).

1950 - A bright red pencil-shaped UFO, about six meters in length, moved through the sky over Hapeville, Georgia, flying to the south. It flickered like a neon light. (Source: M. Hitt, Georgia UFO Phenomenon 1947-1987, p. 10).

1952 - At 2:30 p.m. a USAF C-54 transport plane flying near Shreveport, Louisiana was buzzed by a disc-shaped UFO estimated to be 35 feet in diameter. Air Force jets were scrambled from Barksdale AFB and chased the UFO for 55 miles as it headed off to the north. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #6; Project Grudge and Project Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, report dated April 30, 1952).

1952 - On the same night a round, red colored UFO moved silently above a drive-in movie screen in Asheville, North Carolina at a high rate of speed. (Source: Edward Sullivan, CSI Los Angeles case files, citing letter from F. Branch dated April 16, 1952).

1956 - A round UFO surrounded by a "circle of red, blue and green lights" traveled at a high speed from the northeast to the southwest over Northampton, New York as "rays of penetrating light shot from it." There were three witnesses. (Sources: Alexander Mebane, CSI-NY Newsletter, May 1956; Amsterdam Record, April 12, 1956).

On this date in 1958 the CIA Robertson Panel report was released. At 3:30 a.m. a UFO was seen over Keta, Ghana swinging in a falling leaf motion. That same night a row of nine yellow discs flew over Cleveland, Ohio and split up into two groups of four and five. (Sources: Donald H. Menzel, The World of Flying Saucers, p. 143; FSR, September-October 1970, p. 28; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 137).

1959 - At 6:50 p.m. a UFO was seen against the mountains by the Sideia Mission Brothers in Boianai, Papua New Guinea. (Charles Bowen, UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special Edition No. 4, p. 34).

1962 - At around 11:00 p.m. a 15-meter wide metallic disc came down and landed in a meadow in Rivoli, Italy. Two beings exited the craft and then reboarded. The UFO rose vertically on takeoff. There were traces of burnt grass at the site. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT: Italian UFO Catalogue; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2066).

1965 - At 7:20 p.m. an Air France aircrew in France saw a metallic disc-shaped object while flying at 15km altitude near Marignane Airport. It suddenly vanished. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42).

1967 - A conical-shaped UFO was photographed over Sofiya, the capital city of Bulgaria. (Source: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 193).

1967 - Five witnesses at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 281 saw a UFO near the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant in Grand Island, Nebraska at dusk. (Source: Norma Short, Skylook, August 1972, p. 12).

1970 - A small sphere 40 cm in diameter, with spokes inside, was seen rotating close to the ground in Aufhofen, Germany. The UFO drew water from a pool on the roadway, and then shot away vertically into the sky. (Source: FSR, July-August 1972, p. 15).

1971 - A well known UFO photograph was taken on this day by a geographical survey plane in Costa Rica. The survey plane was taking a series of aerial photographs at 10,000 feet when at 8:25 a.m. it captured an image of a conical, disc-shaped UFO emerging from a lake called Lago de Cote. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 18).

1974 - At 6:15 a.m. two people driving in a taxi watched a large luminous cigar as it flew southeast toward Mount Dol in Saint Malo, France under a heavry cloud cover. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 141).

1975 - A delta-shaped UFO hovered over a house three miles south of Lumberton, North Carolina at 2:30 a.m., and all the lights in the house went out. The lights came back on when the UFO moved away toward the east. (Sources: Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated May 4, 1975; Jennie Zeidman, Lumberton Report: UFO Activity in southern North Carolina, p. 35; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 19).

1984 - Several intercontinental airline pilots reported sighting a mushroom-shaped cloud, similar to what forms in the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion, over the western part of the Pacific Ocean. The cloud was slightly luminous, about 200 miles in diameter, and at a height of 65,000 feet. (Source: William Corliss and Jerome Clark, UFO Calendar 1999).

1988 - A triangular UFO hovered for three minutes over Stode, Sweden at 1:00 p.m. It vanished in a cloud of smoke. (Source: AFU Sweden).

1992 - A nocturnal light followed five people into the town of Russas, Ceara State, Brazil at around 9 p.m. It hovered nearby as the terrified witnesses attempted to hide from the light source in a large tree. The object left a few minutes later. (Source: UBPDV, Causistica Brasileira de 1992, p. 7).

1994 - A brilliant Kelly green sphere flew near a woman's home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. It flew off to the west. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2000 - A motorist driving in Hot Springs, Arkansas at 4:30 a.m. saw an enormous, pinkish metallic cigar-shaped UFO 100 feet above the road. It stopped in front of the car. He blacked out. When he came to he smelled an odor of something burning. He recalls a high-pitched buzzing sound, and has recollections of an exam table. His back is bruised. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 24).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: changing colors, cloud shaped like nuclear bomb mushroom cloud, conical UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, erratic maneuvers, falling leaf motion, missing time, multicolored UFOs, odor of burning, orange UFO, photographs, red UFOs, spherical UFOs, triangular UFOs, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson