On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 3

1909 - A dark silent cigar-shaped object flew slowly at a low altitude over Waihi, New Zealand at 8:30 p.m. It had windows on each side and an intense blue-green light in front. Later that same evening a man was thrown from his horse in Waipawa, New Zealand when a gray cigar or torpedo-shaped object hovered overhead and frightened the animal. Three human looking figures stood on deck, and one waved and shouted. The craft had lights at both ends. It rose to a higher altitude, circled, and then went behind hill. (Sources: Luminieres dans la Nuit, issue 181; Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century [1900-1946], p. 8).

1946 - A cigar-shaped object flew over central Norrland, Sweden this evening. (Source: Bjorn Overbye, FSR, May-June 1969, p. 18).

1948 - At 8 a.m. a long metallic cylinder with no wings flew at a very high altitude and was seen in the skies 25 kilometers northwest of Moscow in Russia. It moved silently and very fast towards the northeast. (Sources: Project Blue Book, August 1948; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1338, citing Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 48).

1952 - At 3:13 p.m. eight military witnesses and radar confirmed the presence of two silver colored discs in the sky over Hamilton AFB in Marin County, California. The discs appeared to be dogfighting. They were joined by six other discs and formed a diamond formation. They sped away as USAF F-86 fighter jets were scrambled. The sighting lasted 75 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 120; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 35; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 183; Dolan Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a cover-up 1941-1973, p. 403).

1953 - At 12:04 p.m. over the Amarillo Airport, Texas a transparent disc stopped and hovered in the sky. A second, identical object was seen behind it. They were not balloons, according to the official Air Force investigation. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2663; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 183; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 2).

1965 - On or about this date Dr. Antonin Kukla and Mrs. Audrey Lawrence saw an oval object dive toward them at 8:00 p.m. while driving in Carnarvon, Western Australia. They switched off the car's headlights and got out of the vehicle to observe the object, which hovered at ground level. Its color changed from orange to fluorescent green before it took off at high speed. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1965, p. 4; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 670).

1965 - There were at least 15 reports recorded for this day from Australia, China, Sweden, Switzerland, Hawaii, and the midwestern and western United States. Among the more interesting reports, a young man saw an object rise from the lake at Lake Hefner, Oklahoma. Also on this day a famous set of UFO photographs was taken by Ray Heflin in Santa Ana, California. At 12:38 p.m. he took four photographs of a metallic hat-shaped UFO, estimated to be about 30 feet in diameter, with a Polaroid camera from his Orange County pickup truck. The U.S. Air Force claimed the object was a hubcap thrown in the air, but most UFO researchers regard the photos as genuine. (Sources: (1) Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 671; (2) John R. Gray, FSR, March-April 1969, p. 24; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 24).

1965 - Two boys, Doug Knopka, age 9, and Tim Dietz, age 8, were vacationing at Doehler’s Beach in northeastern Pennsylvania with their families, and were walking along a wooded road at 10:30 a.m. when they saw a “dirty white” disc-shaped object. It had a transparent dome, was 15 feet in diameter, and was on or near the ground just 50 feet away from them. Next to the craft stood a small four and a half foot tall figure with yellow eyes, and inside the dome was another figure moving about. Frightened, the boys ran from the spot. As they ran they heard a “swishing” sound, and saw the round object rise over the treetops and disappear from sight as it flew out over the lake. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-28, citing Louis Spizarny for NICAP).

1967 - At 11:35 a.m. in the town of Perigueux, Dordogne, France a silent disc-shaped object made five falling leaf maneuvers in the sky. (Source: GEPA Phenomenes Spatiaux, March 1974, p. 22).

1967 - At 8:00 p.m. J. Vieira, a lawyer, and his driver Amauri, were at kilometer 15 on the Miguel Peraira Highway when they saw two yellowish lights, then many others, about 500 meters away to the left. The lights would blink and fade. Similar lights were seen again at Conrado, Brazil. When the driver blinked the car's headlights the objects seemed to respond. A domed disc-shaped object that illuminated the whole area was next seen resting in some woods. Physiological after-effects included headaches, dizziness, and jaundiced facial skin. (Sources: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 11; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 861).

Conrado, Brazil UFO Close Encounter with Physiological Effects - 1967

Sketch of Conrado, Brazil Close Encounter UFO - 1967

1967 - At 11:30 p.m. a married couple named DeSoto in Caracas, Venezuela saw a luminous, disc-shaped whitish object, 10 meters in diameter. The entire yard was illuminated and a humming sound was heard. A door opened in the base of the craft and something like a light bulb lowered itself to the ground. This, too, had an opening from which stepped a small man about three feet tall, dressed in silvery luminous clothes. His head was surrounded by vapor. He was only about five meters away from the witnesses, and they watched him pick up stones, examine them, look up, and appear to communicate with the disc-shaped craft. He then dropped the stones and stepped into the "bulb" that reentered the craft, which took off. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 43; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 862).

1972 - While driving in Pinnaroo, South Australia Mrs. Venning and two traveling companions saw a greyish-white oval object to her left in a paddock. It had lights on both sides, was 30 meters off the ground, and was silent. She drove past without stopping but said that her hair stood on end during the sighting. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia case files).

1973 - A brightly lit football-shaped object ascended into the sky in staircase maneuvers over Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-Garonne department, France. It made halts at the corners in its step-function climb. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 133).

1975 - Numerous townspeople watched as a multi-colored cigar-shaped object, predominantly orange in color, settled onto a nearby hill in Antofagasta, Chile. It gave off a chemical smell, which burned their noses, and the witnesses "eyes filled with tears." The whole area was lit by a yellow-orange glow while the object was in the area. After several minutes the UFO shot away to the west toward the Pacific Ocean. (Sources: Charles Bowen, Saga UFO Report, December 1976, p. 10; FSR, July-August 1976, p. 33 citing La Razon, August 4, 1975).

1977 - In Thaxted, Essex, England a 24-year old man named Stevens was driving at around 3:30 a.m. when his car lost power from 50 mph to 35 mph despite applying full throttle. Two orange-red oval lights were seen hovering nearby at the time, at a distance of 300-400 yards. (Sources: Andrew Collins, FSR, January 1978, p. 25; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 21, 275).

1977 - On this day in Campos, Brazil a gray disc-shaped object was seen on the ground and three tall, thin, baldheaded figures were seen moving around the object performing various tasks. They wore gray coveralls with green belts. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, citing Antonio Faleiro).

1977 - Caferina Vargas Martin, age 20, of Escalada, Huelva, Spain left her home at 7:30 p.m. to walk to her grandmother's house in La Corte, about three kilometers distant. The pathway between the two villages winds along a creek at the foot of a mountain, with lush vegetation along the way. While walking along the footpath, at around 7:55 p.m., she was momentarily blinded by a bright reflection of light. About 20 meters further on, another flash of light again shone in her face. She believed it was a bicycle headlight, but she quickly felt her strength ebb away as the light source was replaced by two strange humanoid figures: a woman two meters tall and a slightly shorter man. The woman had long platinum hair that hung to the middle of her back, but the man's hair was shorter and slightly disheveled. Their facial features were "repulsive" to the witness because the woman had very large eyes, and only two holes where her nose should be, with a slit-like mouth that moved without opening. Both figures were dressed in tunics; the woman's was a dark green color, but shiny as if made up of many tiny points of light, with wide long sleeves that went to her hands. The tunic extended to the ground so her feet were unseen. The man's tunic was a light chestnut color, and also with brightly reflecting points of light. It came to his knees, below which was a narrow, darker tunic that extended to the ground. Their skin was citron yellow in color. While the woman gesticulated with her arms, both beings remained indifferent to the witness's presence. Feeling faint, Caferina sat down on a rock and then passed out. When she came to there was no one there and it was then dark. Frightened and upset, she ran back home. It was 8:50 p.m. when she got home, nearly an hour after her encounter began. She suffered from psychological shock and had nightmares for the next several nights, and was treated by doctors. Some personal belongings of hers also turned up missing. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-60 (A1751), citing Ignacio Darnaude, Joaquin Mateos, Manuel Filpo Jose Ignacio Alonso & Antonio Moya; Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1978).

1997 - On this night Edsom da Silva heard some shots coming from a nearby wooded area in Bocaiuva do Sul, Brazil and ran over to investigate. He saw something hiding behind a tree. He was carrying a bright lantern so he pointed the light at the nearby "form" on the ground. He saw it was a strange creature with two huge reddish eyes, which had a bizarre crest on its back. Frightened, he ran away from the area and did not see the creature again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Carlos Albert Machado).

2000 - At 10:00 p.m. in Uniontown, Pennsylvania a witness saw a five-foot-tall being with long slender extremities for about one minute. It carried a brown staff that was about five feet long, and the creature glided six inches above the ground. Another unusual feature of the encounter was that all normal background sounds were absent. (Sources: Stan Gordon, PASU website, citing Jim Brown; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3469, citing PASU).

2008 - On this morning two witnesses were backpacking around near Glenorchy on South Island, New Zealand  when they encountered a landed UFO. The weather had cleared that day and they had decided to go for a tramp on the Mount Aspiring track, but before they reached it they spotted what looked like a landed disc-shaped UFO in a paddock. The craft was round and about five meters tall, with legs for landing gear and pulsing yellow white lights around its perimeter. The witnesses attempted to approach to take photos but several “men” in white suits confronted them, taking their cameras. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2008, citing http://www.psychics.co.uk/psychic-forum).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 26 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cigar-shaped or cylindrical UFOs, creature with huge reddish eyes, creature with long slender arms and legs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, human looking UFOnauts, humanoid encounters without UFOs present, humming sound, landings, missing time, multi-year reports from Brazil and New Zealand, nautical UFO (UFO seen lifting off from lake), "Oz effect" (unusual silence), short humanoids, silvery luminous uniform, UFOs respond to light signals, white uniforms.

© Donald A. Johnson