On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 5

1927 - At 9:30 in the morning while climbing in the Humbolt Range of the Altai Mountains in Mongolia, explorer Nicholas Roerich and seven companions saw a huge, shiny, flying oval-shaped object that reflected the sunlight. It flew from north to south, then changed direction and flew off to the southeast. The UFO was in view for several minutes and was examined through binoculars. Witnesses of the daylight UFO included members of the mountaineering expedition, Mongols, and Buriat lamas. The lamas believed it was the "Sign of Shambala." (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 22; J. Allen Hynek, International UFO Reporter, January 1982, p. 10).

1950 - On this day one of the most famous UFO movies of all time was shot in Great Falls, Montana. The 16mm film was shot by Nick Mariana and was witnessed by his secretary, Virginia Raunig. It shows aluminum colored discs, "like two new dimes", hovering in the sky at a distance of two miles. It was sent to the U.S. Air Force for analysis, but when it was returned Mr. Mariana claimed many frames from the first part of the film, those showing the best closeup images of the objects, had been deleted. The existing film consists of 280 frames of 16mm film. The UFOs first hovered, then moved smoothly at very high speed (400 mph) in an arch beind a water tower. The objects estimated diameter was 50 feet. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 138; UNICAT, case 310; Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 407).

1952 - Another famous case, a radar-visual confirmation, occurred in Japan on this day. A UFO hovered over the Haneda U.S. Air Force base near Tokyo and had several ground military witnesses in addition to radar tracking. It looked like a dark shape with a light, and it flew at 330 knots, then hovered, then performed a variety of maneuvers. It was tracked by airborne radar for 90 seconds.The UFO moved off at extreme speed, and then divided into three parts. (Sources: Project Blue Book, case # 1827; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, pp. 21, 84; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 95; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 160; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 54; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 277).

1952 - At 5:10 a.m. an airline pilot named Quinn, flying a DC-3 for PAGA Airlines between Lima and Hueca, Peru, took a photograph of three saucer-shaped objects flying in V formation which maneuvered around his plane. (Sources: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 24; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 18).

1955, Buzancy, Ardennes, France - At 2:30 p.m. Messrs. Coisin and Mahieu saw five brown, disc-shaped craft come down from the sky and fly back up again at a high rate of speed. One of them flew under the others. Two discs appeared to land 300 meters away near the German cemetery. The others flew away toward the south at tremendous speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 250).

1955 - A photograph of a spherical UFO was taken at a school in Anchorage, Alaska by a man named G. Henning. (Sources: Max Miller, Saucers, May 1956, p. 1; J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 6, 1975, p. 43).

1955 - At 2:30 p.m. Messrs. Coisin and Mahieu saw five brown, disc-shaped machines coming down in Buzancy, Ardennes, France. They maneuvered at great speed. One of them flew under the others, then two discs appeared to land 300 meters away near the German cemetery. The others flew away toward the south at tremendous speed. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 369).

1962 - On a highway between Las Armas and General Pirana, Argentina in Buenos Aires province at 1:45 a.m., Sr. P. Atilli had his truck's engine fail in the presence of a glowing orange, cigar-shaped UFO. The object was 25 meters long and 300 meters away, and gave off flashes of violet and green light. It shot off toward the west.Uriondo Oscar A. Uriondo, FSR Case Histories, December 1972, p. 10; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 19).

1963 - Shortly after midnight in Wayne County, Illinois a car with several teenagers was followed for 10 miles between Wayne City and Mount Vernon by white light. The UFO made a humming sound as it followed them. The car radio went crazy and the engine stalled as the object passed over, and the witnesses felt a sensation of cold when the UFO passed within 100 feet. Multiple independent witnesses. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 179; Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1963, p. 24; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 26).

1967 - At two o'clock in the afternoon three teenagers in Porthmadog near Mount Snowdon, Wales witnessed a metallic, 10-foot long, beer keg-shaped object flying low and hugging the rough terrain in a silent flight up and down the mountains. (Source: FSR, February 1978, p. 30).

1967 - In Duhamel, Alberta, Canada four rings created by pressure from a heavy force or object were found in a pasture and were believed to have been caused by a landed UFO. The smallest measured 31.75 feet in diameter and the largest 36.25 feet. (Source: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Spring 1968, p. 5).

1967 - At 11:30 p.m. two men, Ronald Sherven and Robert Bodine, saw a glowing, white flying object head from the west towards the east, north of Sawyer, North Dakota. The UFO was hidden from view by a hill, but suddenly appeared again over the cemetery, came down to ground level, and then sped away to the north. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1967, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 864, citing NICAP).

1969 - On this day two cops among several civilians witness a UFO over Camarthen, Wales, U.K. It was spherical and silvery in color. The second officer saw it later than the first. It was confirmed not to be RAF aircraft. (Source: Gary Hezeltine, Police Reports of UFOs, p. 35, from a newspaper clipping dated August 6, 1969).

1969 - (1) At 3:30 a.m. a U.S. Marine Corp Colonel named Brandmeyer driving on Route 161 had a close encounter with a small intense light over a wooded area near New Baden, Illiniois. The light made a sharp turn, approached, drew alongside, and then paced his car for a few minutes. (2) That night, at 10:15 p.m., a metallic UFO approached a car 15 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina on Highway 50, being driven by a Mrs. McWhite with one passenger. The car headlights dimmed, and their was interference on the car radio. Both were okay and the lights and radio functioned properly againafter the UFO left, about 30 seconds later. (3) Two and a half hours later, at 10:45 p.m. Mountain Time, five woman driving fourteen miles west of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada had a similar UFO close encounter with electromagnetic effects; the driver was a 38-year-old woman named Scott, and the incident lasted much long, about an hour. (Sources: (1) Jay Rath, The I-Files:  True Reports of Unexplained Phenomena in Illinois, p. 48, Skylook, August 1970, p. 4; (2) NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1969, p. 3; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. ; (2) John Brent Musgrave, field investigation case files, report dated September 19, 1969). 

1970 - Around 4:30 a.m. between Plasencia and Bejar, Caceres, Spain a man was driving through a forest when he sighted a brightly lit, yard-wide sphere in the sky that stopped, descended vertically into a clearing in the forest, and then darkened. At 10:45 p.m. a UFO in Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville, Spain caused the furious barking of two dogs. What appeared before the four witnesses was a two-dimensional illuminated 2 m by 1 m rectangle, hovering in the sky only ten meters away, perpendicular to the ground, which blocked the view of the vegetation behind it. It vanished when a gun was pointed in its direction. (Source: (1) Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 131, citing Manuel Osuna Llorente, and (2) case 132; UNICAT, case # 472, citing Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, OVNIs: El Fenomeno Aterrizaje, p. 105; Stendek, December 1970, p. 18).

1970 - A 17-year-old teenager named Sivaraman left home at 7 p.m. to attend an evening class in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He experienced missing time, and when he woke up 12 hours later, he was 140 miles away from his home. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 44).

1972 - Shortly after midnight five independent witnesses had a close encounter with a cone of light, two miles south of Evant, Texas. It was between 100 and 500 feet away, and the sighting lasted five minutes. (Source: newspaper clipping, August 24, 1972; DataNet, January 1973, p. 9).

1972 - At 10:50 p.m. a driver in Yankallila, South Australia saw an object like a white cloud just above the telephone lines to the east. It was oblong shaped, with a hazy outline, and it was travelling at the same speed as the car, which was 80 km/h. It was lost from sight to the west. (Source: Keith Basterfield, South Australia UFO Reports - Project 1947 Website, citing UFORSA).

1974 - At 8:20 p.m. nine witnesses northwest of Bully-les-Mines, Pas de Calais, France spotted a brilliant, lens-shaped disc hovering over an electric pylon. It rose, wobbled, and then vanished. The entire incident lasted five minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 144).

1974 - An apparent abduction attempt that was thwarted by two other UFOs occurred shortly after dusk in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Two peasants in their twenties, named Sr. Chiaka and Sr. Monteil, were returning home when they were blinded by a round object in the sky that was "flattened at the sides, and of a silvery color." They found themselves paralyzed and unable to move as the object landed. Two humanoid beings, who were more than two meters tall, emerged from the craft, wearing "lead colored clothing like the skin of sardines." They also had on blue colored goggles and dark belts. They approached the witnesses slowly, making gestures, while a whistling sound came from their machine. What happened next was completely bewildering. Two other UFOs descended from the sky "and took the first UFO and its occupants in tow." The witnesses were then able to move again, and made their escape. (Sources: La Razon, August 6, 1974; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-39; FSR, April 1975, p. 33).

1975 - At 6:15 a.m. a 5 meter in diameter disc-shaped object was sighted in Brussels, Belgium. It tilted, then "hid" in clouds near the center of the city at low altitude. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1977).

1976 - Amidst a series of cattle mutilation incidents, at 4:00 a.m. two workers at the Sterling, Colorado feedlot saw three human-like figures glide over one of the feedlot fences. The ground had been muddy at the time but no footprints were found anywhere near the fence. Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1488, citing Dorothy Aldridge, Colorado Springs Gazzette Telegraph).

1976 - At 9:15 a.m. PDT the firelook at Satus Peak on the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington State again reported seeing mystery ghost lights. (Source: Greg Long, Examining the Earthlight Theory: The Yakima UFO Microcosm, p. 130).

1976 - At ten o'clock in the morning the Chiasson family were driving in the Gaspesie Provincial Park in Quebec when they encountered a thick fog. The vehicle's lights and engine failed, and the car's interior began to feel very hot. A red light beam struck the road in front of car, and it was then that they saw a 40-foot wide, scallop-shell shaped object sitting on legs. The craft had windows, and through the windows they could see seven-foot tall entities inside that had big eyes. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1634, citing Jean Ferguson).

1977 - A red disc-shaped object hovered at 30 meters altitude for about a minute on this night in Reguengo do Fetal, Leiria, Portugal, and then it took off fast. (Sources: PORTUCAT, case 182; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12279).

1978 - (1) On an overcast day at 11:30 a.m. a group of witnesses on a boat on Lake Crescent, Tasmania encountered a 30-meter long, dark brown cigar-shaped object, half a meter wide and only a meter or two above the water. It moved away quickly. (2) That evening on Lake Sorell, Tasmania the area was illuminated by a flying object. A nocturnal light maneuvered back and forth for 30 minutes, then faded away. (Sources: (1) Xenolog, December 1978, p. 19; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12755; (2) Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, August 1978, p. 2).

1978 - At one p.m. a large, dark cigar-shaped object with a white spot flew toward the northwest over Gatwick International Airport in England. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12756, citing FSR).

1978 - At 11:15 p.m. a TV director and another 40-year-old man had a close encounter with a whirring, gray triangular object while driving two miles southeast of Laurie, Missouri on Highway 5. Their close encounter lasted three minutes. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1978, p. 8; UNICAT, case 572, citing IUR).

1979 - Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: two cops in a police helicopter reported that a two-foot wide disc-shaped object passed them at 4:05 p.m. It flew slowly at first, then sped up. Their helicopter could not catch up with it. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1979, p. 13).

1980 - At around 1:00 a.m. a 130-meter in diameter disc-shaped object descended to the ground at the Oktyabriski oil field in Russia. It flew off to the north, but it left a big hole with vitified sand glass walls: 20 tons of sand were reportedly missing. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  13506, citing FSR).

1981 - At 10:30 a.m. a shiny white round object shot straight up when chased by an Indian Air Force jet near Guwahati, India. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 44; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1984).

1981 - At 10:30 p.m. a cone of light maneuvered at 20 meters altitude, only 30 meters away from three young witnesses in Bruscarella, Italy. The UFO had orange beams of light, and cause an electrical power outage. The witnesses watched a large disc-shaped object with three bright lights land in a field. Another man reported seeing three human-like figures dressed in black exit the object and walk around. A scorched area on the ground was found where the object had landed.(Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, case 155; Albert S. Rosales, citing UFO Pavia).

1983 - In the mountains of Cerros Colorados, Argentina on Highway 74 on this night truck drivers encountered a gigantic disc-shaped UFO radiating flashing lights of various colors; it was seen at 400 meters for 3 minutes, then vanished as it sped away at a staggering speed. (Source: Jane Thomas, FSR, December 1983, p. 9, citing Tiempro Argentina, August 9, 1983).

1986 - Vibration caused a house to shake in St. Petersburg, Florida at 4:30 a.m. There was also radio interference and the house lights flickered. Outside a low flying disc-shaped UFO passed overhead, flying very fast to the southeast. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1146).

1987 - On this night in Gainesville, Florida a huge, silent circular disc-shaped object stopped 100 feet over an observer. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 198).

1990 - At 3:45 a.m. the Martens family of Owens Sound, Ontario awoke to see "dancing lights" that were apparently disturbing their cattle. The lights were yellowish-orange in color and looked like their were connected to something very large. The lights gradually changed to a deep "crimson red", and began revolving around each other. Some kind of green haze or fog formed, and the object suddenly vanished. That same night one son had a nightmare about a "shining angel", in the house, and the eldest daughter saw a brightly lit being in the house, who almost blinded her with light. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, addition # 2820, citing Barry Arnold).

1992 - At 1:45 p.m. a United Airlines Boeing 747 crew flying 50 miles northeast of George AFB in San Bernardino County, California sighted a 50 foot-long object looking like the fuselage of a Lockheed SR-71. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 47, citing Jan Aldrich).

1993 - In Dunajska Streda, Slovakia about 10 children saw two strange looking humanoids with large cucumber-like heads in a field at 10:30 p.m. They were wearing all silver clothing. They glided over the field and disappeared from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, citing Dr. Milos Jesensk).

1993 - At sometime after two o'clock at night, the daughter of a UFO investigator watched two silent helicopter-shaped craft hover outside her bedroom window in the town of Baca in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. A beam of red light passed from one helicopter to the other. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 186).

1995 - On this day in Turin, Italy Mr. Rohner, a MUFON-CES member, saw a luminous triangle-shaped craft while on vacation in the city. At 10:55 p.m. a 35-year-old couple in Dortmund, Germany saw the sky brighten, and then sighted a huge 20-meter triangular object with 8-10 circular yellow-orange radiators. It sounded like a transformer, flew from north to south, made an abrupt turn to the southwest at 150-200 m altitude, and 10 minutes later was seen again. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 36).

1997 - Taxi driver Ramon Velazquez Luna had just dropped off a fare at 12:45 a.m. and was driving on the Villa de Reyes highway in San Luis Potosi, Mexico when he began to see whitish orange lights following him. The lights turned off and then appeared this time in front of his taxicab. The lights then disappeared into a nearby field. Approaching the village of Chirimoya, he noticed what appeared to be a "power plant," well lighted, on the side of the road. Confused by their presence, he stopped his cab and noticed that the lights were oval shaped. Quickly a fog-like smoke approached the vehicle, causing him to get scared and drive away. As he drove away he saw a strange vehicle on the side of the road nearby, and it had several large headless dark humanoid figures milling around it. The figures seemed to be signaling Luna to stop his vehicle. When he arrived at his destination he noticed that he had almost three hours he could not account for. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Ruben Manrique, Contacto OVNI).

2002 - At 10:00 p.m. a triangular shaped object, large and with exterior lights, was sighted near the water in West Vancouver, British Columbia. It rose vertically. Starting at around 11:15 p.m., many triangle crafts, with lights, were seen flying at tree top level and hovering between Martinsville and Mooresville, Indiana for 15 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2002 web archive).

2006 - At around 11:00 p.m., while night hunting for wild boar, three men in Bonaire, Georgia came upon a stand of oak trees alongside a field where they had just run their dogs, and saw some lights coming from the woods. They decided to investigate and walked into the woods approximately 60 yards before they heard a loud whooshing sound. Their dogs then tucked their tails and began whining. When the men tried to get a closer look the lights dimmed, and another whooshing sound was heard. The men then saw two small green “midgets” run from behind a tree toward what appeared to be a large “concrete mixer” with lights on it. Later on, after waiting awhile and drinking a beer, the men ran back up the hill with their dogs. The light and the object had gone, and there was an eerie silence throughout the woods, so that even the insects were completely quiet. The next day, the men returned to the spot and found nothing out of the ordinary. Later that next evening one of the men went to feed his dogs and found that “Judo,” his best hunting dog, was sick and would not eat anything. He claims the dog died later that week without any apparent reason. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2006, citing National UFO Reporting Center).

2009 - In Valrico, Florida a cigar-shaped object with no wings was sighted following a commercial jet airliner at 5:30 p.m. Two hours later a line of orange lights was observed appearing and disappearing in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, reports uploaded December 12, 2009 and August 27, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aerial UFO encounters, barrel-shaped UFO, car UFO encounters and pacings, cigar-shaped UFOs, crop circles, disc-shaped UFOs, distance to UFO 300 meters, EM vehicle ignition and electrical system interference effects, fog or smoke, glowing UFOs, human-looking aliens, landings or near landings, metallic UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from Florida and Wales, mystery helicopters, oval-shaped UFO, red beams of light, sensation of cold, sensation of heat, silver uniforms, tall humanoids, tall headless humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson