On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 2

1909 - In Oamaru, near Sumpter's Hill, Otago, New Zealand a large boat-shaped flying object with three lights was observed at 3:00 a.m., clearly illuminated by the moon. Two figures were visible inside the craft, and the object flew "at a fast rate." (Source: Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 8).

1950 - On this day in San Rafael, Marin County, California a strange cloud was seen over the city at 15,000 feet altitude for about an hour, moving against the wind. It radiated many different colors: green, blue, red, and orange. (Source: Gerald Heard, Is Another World Watching?, p. 150).

1952 - At 3:00 a.m. on this morning USAF First Lt. W.A. Theil and an enlisted man named Edwards watched a red ball with a blue flaming tail fly straight and level for 3-4 seconds over Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1783; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - At 5:17 p.m. in Westlake, Ohio amateur astronomer Mr. N. E. Schroeder, an ex-Army Air Force B-17 gunner--who had flown on 19 combat missions--saw a thin, bright silver ovoid hovering in the sky for 5-8 seconds. It then dropped down 3,000 feet in three seconds and hovered again for ten seconds, and finally faded out after being in view a total of 20 seconds. It looked like it was made of highly polished metal, and was at a minimum distance of six miles from the observer. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3149; UNICAT, case # 777; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 62; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1957 - Widely separate observers, including more than 150 school children, watched a silent "rocket" make intricate maneuvers in the sky over Reefton, New Zealand in the early afternoon. It rose, then hovered at 900 meters altitude. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1957, p. 13; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: August-September, p. 4).

1959 - A petroleum worker measuring levels in storage tanks at 1:00 a.m. in Cullen, Chile had a bright light fly over his head and follow him, which caused him to run away, leaving the tank hatchways open. (Source: Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type I Reports, case 902, citing Pablo Petrowitsch).

1960 - Mr. & Mrs. Hiot and a third witness encountered a purple light while driving between Difques and St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais department, France at 12:05 a.m. As it got closer it revealed itself to be a domed disc-shaped object, four meters wide, with a red luminous bottom that illuminated the road. the UFO paced their car for one kilometer, making no noise and flying just three meters above the ground. Mrs. Hiot saw a human-looking figure inside the saucer. (Sources: Ouest France, August 5, 1960; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1786; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 117).

1962 - Camba Punat Airport, Corrientes province, Argentina. Sr. Luis Harvey, airport manager, and his staff thought that an unannounced aircraft was about to land around midnight when they saw a luminous object circling overhead at high speed. It came down to hover about one meter above the runway for some four minutes. It was spherical, spinning, and emitted flashes of blue, green and orange. When approached by ground personnel it took off at very high speed. (Sources: La Razon, August 3, 1962; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 540, citing Flying Saucer Review, April 1964, p. 11; Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 10).

1965 - There are 33 separate reports in the UFOCAT database for this date, including many UFO visual sightings with some confirmed by radar trackings at several Air Force Bases in the United States. The U.S. reports centered on the midwestern states, especially Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. There are reports from Latvia, Austria, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and seven reports from Brazil. Some of the more notable reports are listed below:

1965 - On this afternoon a medical student walking on the beach known as La Arenilla, and accompanied by a doctor, saw a strange dwarf on the beach in the city of La Punta, Peru located not far from Lima. However, the two refused to give the newspaper any more details about their encounter. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-74).

1965, Justin, Texas - Two deputy sheriffs of Tarrant County saw an object as bright as burning magnesium, which landed as they were on a patrol near Wagle Mountain Lake. Extensive investigation by the police led to negative results. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 667).

1965 - A famous color photograph was taken in Tulsa, Oklahoma by 14-year-old Alan Smith at 1:45 a.m. Unlike most photos of alleged UFOs taken by teenagers, this one had supporting witnesses. The photo shows a mosaic pattern of yellow, blue and white light in the shape of an ovoid with three tiny fingers. The object was described as about size of a basketball, which moved slowly and changed color, and also made a high pitched whining sound. Alan took his shot when the UFO was almost directly overhead. (Sources: Hayden C. Hewes, Flying Saucers magazine, June 1967, p. 8; October 1967, p. 18).

1965 - Five children saw a brilliant, round object without wings, close to the ground, in the 600 block of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Northwest Route 63. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 668).

1965 - In Lake Park, Minnesota an orange UFO, emitting a sound like a "dynamo", hovered just above ground. Animals reacted to its presence. (Source: Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 69).

1967 - On this day in Arbroath, Tayside, Scotland a domed oval-shaped craft, 20-30 feet in length, moved slowly at 100 feet above a teenager riding on a bicycle. There was a red glow coming from the dome, which started to flash. The object was completely quiet. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1967, p. 29; Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 124).

1967 - At 11:30 p.m. in the Norweigan Sea four Russian crewman aboard the S. S. Izhevsk saw a white sphere in the dark sky as it sailed slowly south. A bright football-shaped light appeared several minutes later and rushed from west to east. It threw off sparks, increased in size, stopped, became an egg in appearance, and gave off a thick white mist that emerged as the object grew dim. The entire incident lasted for more than 25 minutes. (Sources: Norma Short, Skylook, February 1968, p. 7; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 139; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 191).

1968 - In Los Rasos de Valdemanco, Ciudad Real, Spain two young girls saw a rectangular UFO on the ground at 6:00 p.m. It dimensions were 9 meters by 3 meters by 4 meters, with two windows, and it had two wheels in front for landing gear. The object rose up and was lost from sight in 30 seconds. At 11:44 p.m. a very bright red object was observed by several witnesses at treetop level over a mountain, Monte Gallicant, in Tarragona province, Spain swinging like a pendulum. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, cases 61 & 62).

1971 - In Ohrid, nine miles from the town of Rasanec, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia a group of four had a close encounter with a silver-colored UFO. There were physiological effects when a beam of energy knocked the driver of their vehicle down, and the car radio ceased to work. The silver disc, 10-15 meters in diameter, first landed and then began glowing. Two "wings" came out of the sides as it landed. (Source: Joseph M. Brill, Skylook, September 1972, p. 17;  Milos Krmelj, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 4).

1974 - At 2:15 p.m. three six-meter wide metallic discs with transparent domes landed in a pasture in Englefontaine, Nord department, France. They made a buzzing sound that was heard by the two children who witnessed it. the discs rose in tandem, then flew off to the west. Crop circles were found at the landing sites. At 10:30 p.m. a domed ovoid object with square windows was seen on the ground in a clearing in some woods in Auzay, Vendee department, France. The UFO jumped up from ground level, turned 120 degrees  and flew off into the woods. No traces were found at this second landing site. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 141 & 228).

1974 - In Calvert, Texas a newspaper editor and his wife heard "strange metallic noises", then witnessed a deep red UFO that "roared" and pulsated, and chased their car for several miles on Highway 979. UFO shook all over, like it was about to fall apart. (Source: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, December 1974, p. 39).

1976 - At around four o'clock in the morning Michael Wood, age 26, was driving home when, as he reached Ten Mile Hill near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia he heard a sound like loud electronic music "turned up too high.” The area in front of his car lit up like a "yellow lighted picture screen", on which he could see projected the profile of a figure, ten feet tall, wearing a tight-fitting black jacket and a pair of light trousers, which seemed to be turning to look at him. He braked his car but the car went through the “screen.” He could find no trace of it after stopping and going back to look for it again. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-60, citing TUFOIC).

1976 - At 3:30 a.m. in St. Pierre-sur-Mer, Aude department, France a five-meter in diameter domed disc was encountered hovering at six meters altitude. The lights went out immediately on the object, then came back on gradually.(Source:  Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1977).

1979 - At 2:30 a.m. the two witnesses were driving through the town of Le Delus on the island of Ile D'Oleron, France when they noticed a green flash of light overhead followed by two bright descending spheres. One of the spheres shot towards the rear of their vehicle while the other descended close to the ground. A large rectangular shaped opening became visible in the second object and three humanoid figures were seen descending a ladder. The witnesses did not stay to see any more, but drove away quickly from the area. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1734, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine; Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1979).

1982 - On this night a shiny silvery man was seen standing on the side of the road at Hapuku Bridge in New Zealand. He had no distinguishable features, and the bottom half of the figure was dark. The motorist drove by and did not stop. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1982, case # 293, citing SBI Report).

1985 - At 9:45 p.m. in Black Earth, Wisconsin a white nocturnal light projected a beam of light that moved back and forth like a searchlight. The beam stopped, then the object descended slowly in a zig-zag pattern. There were no radar returns. (Source: Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 63).

1987 - Maria Marzoli was in Domodossola, Italy at 9:45 p.m. when she saw a bright white light encased in what appeared to be a cloud descend from a nearby mountain. When she approached the spot in order to get a better look she saw three floating human like figures approaching the light. The figures were about 1.80 meters in height, and glided just above the ground in a vertical position. All three wore light-colored tunics and pants and had long light-colored hair. The figures briefly turned to stare at the witness before disappearing into the bright spherical white light. The light then disappeared into the distance, changing color into a greenish tint. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1987, citing Archivio SUF, Tambellini).

1994 - The witness awoke shortly after midnight in her home in Cayey, Puerto Rico after hearing a bang resembling the sound of a firecracker exploding. It came from the entrance to her bedroom. She heard the sound again, but this time it was closer to her bed, and she next saw a short, thin gray-skinned humanoid with a large head and huge black eyes walk standing in front of her bed. The creature then entered her grandson's bedroom. She then apparently fell back to sleep, because she was woken up by her grandson who told her that that same short creature with large eyes had sat on his chest and had stared at him. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1994, case # 1778, citing Hank Worbetz).

2000 - At 6:45 p.m. the witness had gone outside her house in Capilla del Monte, Cordoba province, Argentina to empty the trash and was returning back to the house when she noticed something floating above the ground over some nearby laurel bushes. It appeared to be an amorphous transparent figure, with large bright yellowish almond-shaped eyes. The figure floated towards a nearby tree knocking itself against it, and a branch was seen to fall down. At the same time that it stared to vanish the witness heard a loud humming sound, and there seemed to be a kind of charged energy in the air. Frightened, the woman ran inside the house and summoned her husband, but the figure had already vanished. The following days she suffered from headaches and heard metallic voices calling her name. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing Proyecto CATENT, Buenos Aires).

2001 - In La Joya, Guanica, Puerto Rico at 3:00 a.m., the same night that Carmelo Sepulveda found one of his rabbits decapitated and another injured, one of his neighbors heard rabbits squealing and turned on an outside lightbulb that faced toward the animal cages. He then went outside to take a look, and saw something resembling a child standing next to one of the cages. However, the poor lighting was not sufficient to let him make out any details. The figure quickly took shelter among Sepulveda's cages and the rabbit's squeals stopped. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Jose A Martinez Echevarria, PRRG).

2001 - At 5:30 a.m. well known local merchant was on his way south towards Antofagasta, Chile on a desolate road when he suddenly noticed a strange flying creature approaching his truck at very high speed from the direction of the sea. As he braced for a possible impact the creature suddenly shot up vertically and disappeared from sight. The creature was described as brown in color, bigger than a condor, with huge glowing red eyes and a long pointed snout. Its overall appearance was "horrible." Others have reported seeing a similar creature in the region. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing the Chilean newspaper El Loa).

2001 - On this night Ms. M. of Rosario, Argentina felt herself summoned by aliens, and she felt herself traveling through a tunnel of "water" or something that felt like water. She soon found herself in a jungle that was very hot. Next she found herself in a mansion all white in color, and it gave her the impression of being in a hospital. Inside the building she saw numerous children of both sexes that apparently lived there. The children were barefoot and wore white, loose fitting outfits. She also saw human adults that identified themselves as the "instructors". The children looked human but with some alien traits, "almost like hybrids." The aliens told her that soon they would be leaving the Earth due to the coming chaos and cataclysm. She saw an image of a huge explosion and many injured persons. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Horacio Roberto, Nuevos Tiempos, Argentina).

2001 - At 8:30 p.m. a black rectangular object, quiet with no lights, flew right over a couple driving in Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2001 archived webpage, report uploaded August 5, 2001).

2004 - A young man, Andrey Alexandrovich Zabava, was spending time at the seashore near Cape Plaka near Partenit, Crimea, Ukraine in the company of several tourists from Russia and Poland. Their main reason for being there was to hunt for UFOs, because they believed there was an underground alien base hidden inside Ayu-Dug (Bear) Mountain, just to the west of Partenit. Their first six nights were uneventful, but on this night they saw several dim spots of yellow light that appeared one after the other on the northeastern slope of the mountain where there are no known buildings. The lights were positioned in a triangle. At about 01:00 a.m. a strange object appeared from the west slowly floating above the Black Sea. The object made a slow right turn, drifting in total silence, and slowly descended towards Ayu-Dug. When the object got closer Andrey could discern an elongated rhomboid form, clearly outlined by rows of lights. There were four bright emerald green lights positioned at the four corners of the craft, and numerous red lights were running along its edges, constantly blinking in a clockwise direction. Bright yellow-green lights were located at the center of the bottom of the craft, while four blue lights were positioned around it in a cross shape. This magnificent craft also had several dimly lit yellowish windows along its top section. When the craft was at its closest, a stream of hot air could be felt emanating from it. When the UFO passed along the seashore, Andrey noticed that all electric lights along the seashore blinked out simultaneously as if from a power interruption. Finally, the craft approached Ayu-Dug at a low altitude and seemed to dissolve into thin air, but immediately following this a bright beam of light appeared from the seashore and began searching the sky and scanning the water. Apparently some border guards had become alerted to the presence of the strange craft. Andrey also noticed that his friend Vitya's wristwatch had stopped when the craft passed directly overhead. 

At around 3:00 a.m. bright yellow flashes of light appeared at the top of the mountain, resembling fireworks. Over the next 15 minutes a total of eight clusters of objects zoomed out of the mountain, and flew off towards the southwest and eastwards towards Novorossiysk. At 5:00 a.m. Andrey and Vitya had begun their descent of Cape Plaka, when they heard a voice yelling at them from behind. "Sons!" it said in Russian. They stopped and turned around. A figure resembling an elderly woman stood on a rock. Her face could not be seen because it was still dark and she was not facing them. The height of the strange woman was about 1.5 meters and she was dressed in a long gray loose fitting garment that completely covered her legs and a hood that covered her head. In a soft female voice in pure Russian, she said, "Sons! Don't tell anybody down there about what you have seen, they will not understand." The somewhat stunned young men did not began a conversation with her and did not pay much attention to her. Several seconds later Andrey turned around again and the woman had vanished. There was only a sharp rock outcrop and seemingly no place for her to hide. Increasingly agitated, the witnesses searched for the "nun" but could not find anyone. 

They continued their descent from the rock, when Vitya screamed and pointed to the shoreline near one of the Partenit piers. There they saw another humanoid entity, very tall, about two or even three meters in height, and dressed in a tight-fitting, dark blue diver suit, which completely covered its body. It had on a helmet which was attached directly to the suit. A yellow rectangular "window" was positioned over the face area, but no facial features were visible. The entity was standing in the water up to its waist, and looking at the embankment and houses on the shore. Unexpectedly, after several seconds of observation the alien figure simply dissolved into thin air. The stunned witnesses finished their descent to the hamlet in a very shaken state. On the pier they spoke to an old sea captain named "Jora", who reported experiencing recent problems with his electronic equipment onboard his cutter on several occasions. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2004, citing Andrey A. Zabava & Anton Anfalov).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions; apocalyptic message; domed discs, ellipsoid or ovoid UFOs; flying humanoid; Grey humanoid; ground traces: circular depressions; hovering UFOs; landings; multi-year reports from Argentina, Chile, France, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Texas; rectangular UFOs; red UFOs; shiny metallic UFOs; spheres.

© Donald A. Johnson