On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 6

1860  - Red objects with a green tint were seen flying in formation over Norfolk, Virginia, moving erratically with an "undulating motion, rising and subsiding." (Sources: Baltimore Sun, August 6, 1860; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. & Harold H. Dennault, Jr., Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, p. 71).

1947 - In Media, Pennsylvania at 6:00 p.m. an ex-U.S. Air Force pilot and two others saw a hovering saucer-shaped object. It shot away at an estimated 725 km/h, emitting a slight hiss and flames. Many observers in nearby Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sighted a "giant firecracker" in the sky at 10:30 p.m. flying at several hundred mph. The FBI inverviewed many of these witnesses. (Sources: (1) Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, p. 33; (2) Bruce S, Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1977, p. 10; NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1978, p. 4, citing FBI files).

1947 - In Robert Lee, Texas a disc maneuvered in the sky at 10:00 p.m, then flew away. It came back 15 minutes and maneuvered for another 30 minutes, changing its shape to the appearance of a cigar. (Source: Kenneth Arnold & Ray Palmer, The Coming of the Saucers, p.  137).

1952 - At 8:30 a.m. a dark circular object hovered for thirty minutes over the U.S. Haneda Air Force Base near Tokyo, Japan. It was tracked on radar as its blip hovered, then shot away at 300 knots, and in the process divided into three evenly spaced radar targets. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1827).

1952 - A U.S. Air Force radar installation in Port Austin, Michigan picked up several large flying objects that flew at speeds in excess of 1200 knots. The UFOs were in vicinity of Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada. (Sources: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1845; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 277).

1952 - At around 9 p.m. an orange colored flying sphere struck the chimney of a house in West Lumberton, North Carolina, breaking it, and fell into the back yard. The object was eight feet long and stood six feet high. A little man only 30 inches tall was standing beside it. When the witness, Mr. J. Allen, asked him if he was hurt, he and the craft vanished with a loud noise. (Sources: Lumberton (NC) Robesonian, August 7, 1952; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0196, citing Lumberton Robesonian).

1953 - At Barbers Point Naval Air Station near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 75 radar blips on screen at various times around five p.m., hovering and maneuvering. Nocturnal lights and ovoid shaped objects were sighted, and possibly a figure was seen inside one of them. (Source: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 63).

1954 - In Santa Fe, New Mexico a brilliant white ball of light left a luminous trail as it flew over. There was TV and aircraft radio interference reported, but an amateur radio was not effected. (Source: Harold T. Wilkins,  Flying Saucers Uncensored, pp. 226, 237).

1954 - Starting at 10 p.m. a DC-3 flying over the ocean at Baranagua Bay, Parana State, Brazil was continuously buzzed by an orange fireball for two hours. It would turn blue on acceleration. Jets were scrambled and gave chase, where upon it shot off to the southeast. (Source: UNICAT, case # 559, citing Olavo T. Fontes).

1955 - A UFO witness watched an extremely brightly lit UFO over Cincinnati, Ohio for less than 10 seconds. He later suffered from red, irritated eyes. (Sources: CRIFO Orbit, September 1955, p. 2, Leonard Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 148; T. Scott Crain, Jr., Flying Saucers magazine, June-July 1971, p. 7, Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 85).

1961 - In Meekatharra, Western Australia beginning at 3:30 a.m. 12 white metallic disc-shaped objects flew over the countryside in pairs for six hours. They left an angel hair residue, a snowy-white mesh like material. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, 19620101; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 123; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 41).

1963 - In Caracas, Venezuela a huge brilliant disc hovered and maneuvered by a TV station and tower at 10:00 a.m.; it then shot away extremely fast. (Source: APRO Bulletin, March-April 1964, p. 3).

1963 - On this evening in Sanford, Florida UFO investigator Orville Hartle saw a UFO with 13 other witnesses. The object appeared in the northeastern sky first as a red, then a white moving light. The UFO engaged in gyrations, pulsated, moved up-and-down, back-and-forth, and once emitted a flare of green-white light. The sighting lasted several minutes. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, p. 141; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, September-October 1970, pp. 6-7).

1965 - At 2:00 a.m. a UFO landed in the San Bernardino area of Caracas, Venezuela. It created a "scorched area 10 meters wide" in a cornfield. Three beings emerged from the craft, but when a farmer approached they "whipped back into it" and took off at once. (Source: Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 41, citing the London Evening News).

1965 - (1) Shortly after 11:00 p.m. cows in a pasture in Ambleside, Cumbria, England panicked when a fiery red cigar-shaped object with illuminated windows flew over, making a groaning noise. (2) That same evening at 10 p.m. EDT a maneuvering disc-shaped object caused an animal reaction in West Homestead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. (Sources: (1) Gordon Creighton, FSR, November 1970, p. 28; (2) Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated August 11, 1976).

1966 - At 2:20 a.m. in rural Bellingham, Massachusetts a couple heard a hissing sound for several minutes. One got out of bed, looked out, and saw a multicolored disc-shaped object hovering at 500 feet, then depart at high speed. The 35-year-old female witness reportedly heard a "hum", then the object "came from behind the barn", hovered over a tree near their home, and finally shot off to the northeast. (Source: Morton Schafer, MUFON field investigation files, case # 881202).

1966 - At 2:00 p.m. a man and his family near Kelly Air Force Base in Cameron County, Texas observed a dark object hovering near their isolated house. It had a square "door" emitting a yellow light. Three children saw a dwarf through the opening. He was dressed in shiny black coveralls. The object left slowly with a soft humming sound. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 786; Jacques Vallee, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact, p. 66).

1967 - Again in the San Bernardino area of Caracas, Venezuela (see report above from 1965), at 2:00 a.m. Pedro Riera was awakened by someone shaking his bed. When he focused his eyes he saw in front of him a small humanoid being with a disproportionately large head, wearing a "rubber suit." He jumped out of bed and grabbed the little man, but the dwarf wriggled free and went out the second floor window. Riera looked out and saw a round, multicolored, luminous object so brilliant that he had to close his eyes. In the morning he found deposits of a rust-like substance, and small footprints in this "rust" on the pavement below his balcony. Several neighbors had also observed the UFO. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1967-72, citing Jose Schael Guillermo; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 13).

1967 - Antonio Neri Perez and several other people in Hidalgo, Mexico saw three glowing, red discs take off from a field near his house. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 65; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 865).

1967 - On this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Wyoming Flats, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania six men reporting witnessing a shiny, metallic disc only three feet in diameter. It made a buzzing sound and descended from above some power lines, and landed giving off a red glow. It shot back up into the sky after a short while, flying east. A five-foot wide circular burned area was found, but a local farmer said he had burned some brush there. (Source: NICAP case files, citing a newspaper clipping dated August 9, 1967).

1967 - Again in Mexico at 8:10 p.m. control tower operators at Mexico City's international airport, and thousands of other ground witnesses, watched 10 yellow-red-orange objects change formation, then pass over the airport. (Source: Richard H. Hall,

1968 - At 9:30 p.m. four young men were outside near St. Gertrude, Quebec, Canada when they heard their dog barking furiously. They heard a creaking sound and saw a four foot tall luminous figure jump out of a hedge nearby. The figure had large shoulders and long arms that hung down. It vanished quickly in plain sight in front of the witnesses. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2094, citing Wido Hoville; John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants & Critters).

1972 - Two teenaged sisters at home at 10:00 p.m. in Christies Beach, South Australia heard a beep-beep noise, then saw a group of 3 or 4 white lights lighting up the ground in an empty lot next door. The lights flew off to the east. (Source: Keith Basterfield, UFO Research South Australia, case # SA72033).

1972 - At 8:45 p.m. in Liverpool, England an iridescent object hung stationary in the sky for three minutes. It then veered rapidly to the west, and hovered again for another two minutes. It left a contrail when it moved, and red flames shot from the rear end of the object. If finally flew away at 11:03 p.m. towards the west. (Source: Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, October 1972, p. 29).

1972 - On this night in a heavily wooded area near Beaver Lake, Alberta, Canada a man felt compelled to go to a campsite where he was convinced he would see a UFO. The main witness and two other men who accompanied him waited at the site for several hours before they saw a light travel across the lake and descend behind some nearby trees. Shortly later they heard heavy footsteps of someone approaching through the trees. Frightened, they ran to their car and began to drive away when a giant creature resembling an octopus with large tentacles appeared, apparently trying to grab them. The three men got out of the car and struggled with the creature, but soon got back into the car and drove away, stopping at a field outside the forest. They then went back, but the creature had disappeared by then. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 181, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 14).

1974 - In Basella, Lerida, Spain a man and a woman watched a low-flying disc-shaped object, only 1.5 meters in diameter, follow the local river road at 6:40 p.m. It had running lights, and made a sound like an electric motor. (Souce: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 52 (case 197)).

1975 - In Maubege, Nord, France a white sphere with portholes was seen by three independent witnesses at 9:10 p.m. It may have landed, leaving behind possible landing traces on the ground. It flew off to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1975).

1976 - At around ten o'clock in the morning Freddy Chiasson, age 52, his wife Claire, and their two sons Morris and Rony were driving across Gaspesian Park, Quebec, Canada in a thick fog, heading toward Matane. Suddenly, a beam of red light coming from the sky struck the road ahead of their car. Despite the thick fog, this beam had very sharp edges, and formed a circle 6 inches in diameter where it struck the road. It paced their car for several miles, always staying the same distance ahead, then broke up into several “sections” which shut up into one another, like a collapsible telescope, and rose back upwards in a coherent light fashion. They then saw a dazzling white light to their left, which the witness estimated to be a half mile away. This light approached them and stopped over the road some distance ahead of them. Mr. Chiasson stopped the car. They then felt a very strong sensation of heat, and the car’s headlights and radio went out. Next the car's motor died, and it could not be re-started. They could smell a peculiar “acid” odor that irritated their nasal passages. 

They got out of their car and walked through the fog toward the fuzzy, intense light ahead. When they reached it, they found that it came from an oval, scallop shell-like object that was wider than the road and resting on legs. It was about 40 feet wide, 15 feet high, and made of a dull metal with four square circumferential windows three feet wide, out of which light was pouring. They could hear a dull sound, like wood rubbing on wood at regular intervals. Mrs. Chiasson approached the windows and let out a scream when she confronted a large face in the window with big round eyes. The sight made Mr. Chiasson feel like vomiting. All four family members ran back to their car, which still could not be started. After a few minutes the two youths again walked through the thinning fog toward the object, followed by their father. When they had got to within ten paces they could see that the light inside had gone out. Two beams of blue-green light appeared, coming from behind the UFO toward the witnesses. Mr. Chiasson felt sick, his eyes watered, and he vomited. Then the light rays went out, and they saw two beings standing or floating beside the object. They were about seven feet tall, bald, and looked very ugly to the witnesses because their appearance filled them with feelings of terror. They wore brown khaki uniforms, like a police officer's but closer fitting, and were holding tubes about a yard long. The beings were stocky with wide shoulders, which were “too high” and round bodies. Their square-chinned, straw yellow faces had big, round eyes without eyelids and thick red lips. Neither Mr. Chiasson nor his sons saw noses or ears, and they may not have had any. They stood still, but turned their heads as if examining the witnesses. After this confrontation which seemed to last for minutes, the three male witnesses fled back to the car, where Mr. Chiasson vomited again. After this there was a burst of light in front of them followed by another wave of unbearable heat that made them all crouch down in the car. This intensified for a short while, and then gradually passed. When they got up they could see that there was nothing ahead of them, and the fog had practically dissipated. The car could be started at this point. At the place where the UFO had been there was a slight luminous vapor. For about ten hours afterwards, all four of theChiassons suffered from intense itching. David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-92 (A1634), citing Jean Ferguson, Les Humanoides, p. 224).

1978 - Antonis Coulouris was driving his truck on a country road between Agia Marva and Lefkohori, Greece at night when he suddenly saw several "giant humanoids" caught by the truck's headlights. Terrified, he put the truck in reverse to get away and drove about 60 meters until the engine stopped functioning. The lights went out and it felt like something was shakinghis truck. For 15 seconds he tried to turn on the engine with no success, but after that the shaking stopped and the engine again functioned normally. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Makis Nodaros).

1978 - Several reports were received by the police from the public in Billinghurst, England of a UFO in the sky, so a police cruiser was dispatched. On arrival at 9:35 p.m. Officer Page saw a triangular UFO hovering motionless in sky as clouds passed by. After a short while it flew away toward the west. (Source: Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine, July 2003, p. 8).

1987 - Late in the evening, on the road between Barcis and Cimolais, Italy a car with three occupants encountered a red beam of energy and the car's engine stalled. What happened next was even more inexplicable, because the car with the three witnesses aboard seemed to have been instantaneously transported several miles to San Daniele. (Source: Jenny Randles, From Out of the Blue, p. 95).

1990 - An object like a shiny dime shot straight up in the air in Evansville, Indiana at 1:40 p.m. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case #  961, citing Francis L. Ridge, MUFON Indiana).

1993 - Ed Walters took three photos of a silver tank or disc-shaped object moving low over the ocean in Pensacola, Florida. The object suddenly lurched forward, leaping several hundred feet into the air. A black spot could be seen making erratic movements, and a thumping noise was heard. (Source: Ed Walters, UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof, p. 33).

1995 - A motorist had a close encounter with a UFO in Michigan involving physiological effects when at 10:30 p.m. a huge disc-shaped object hovered over the road 15 miles southeast of Kalamazoo. The witness felt pain after the event, and the close encounter left him with marks on his skin. The incident reportedly lasted five minutes, but it is not known for certain if any missing time was involved. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17352; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center).

2001 - Two stationary cone-shaped objects were observed over Berwick, Northumbria, England at 3:08 a.m. One was below the other, and they were extremely bright. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, 2001 reports, case 141).

2002 - A circular or disc-shaped craft was seen on Montour Ridge, Northumberland, Pennsylvania at 5:30 in the morning by a farmer and also three fisherman on the Susquehanna River. It was above the powerlines on top of the mountain; it was round and very still over the lines. Suddenly, it shot away and was gone. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2002 archived webpage).

2003 - Photographs were taken of a stationary saucer or cigar-shaped object seen over North Bay, Ontario, Canada at 12:32 a.m. It made a humming sound, became "wavy" and disappeared. There were three witnesses and the incident lasted from five to six minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2003, case # 383).

2004 - Round object was seen changing shape and speed over Brampton, Ontario, Canada at 10:20 p.m. It made an S turn, then rapidly accelerated out of sight. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2004, case # 551).

2005 - At 1:30 p.m. a spherical object was sighted 100 feet over the ocean from a boat off Newport Beach, California. The came closer to the boat stopped and hovered for 10 minutes, then reversed and went back in the same direction and at the same speed it had come, and disappeared from sight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2005 archived webpage, report uploaded September 2, 2005).

2006 - A man was driving in a remote area of Tapiola, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. when a square metallic craft overtook and hovered above his vehicle. The witness sped up to 80 mph but his car kept slowing down. He came to a sharp curve and the craft was still over him, so he tried to drive faster after taking the turn, but the car continued to slow down until it finally came to a complete halt. He and his dog got out of the vehicle and ran into some bushes to hide. He next saw many lights shining through the brush that were maybe a thousand yards distant, and there were about 50 “figures” moving about among the lights. There was a "cocoon"-shaped object about 12 feet long, and there were body lights on this object. The activity reminded him of an ant colony. Apparently the creatures noticed him, because he saw three creatures coming toward him into the brush. These were somewhat human-like with normal sized heads, but had very long legs and very long arms and large torsos. He did not see the eyes, for they were back lit by the light coming from behind them. The man and his dog ran further from the area and hid again. The beings appeared to search for him but gave up. From his new location he saw two more cocoon-like crafts, with numerous creatures moving around them. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2006, citing National UFO Reporting Center).

2007 - Fifteen to twenty cigar-shaped objects with red and blue lights were sighted over Texarkana, Arkansas at 10:20 p.m. There were also numerous bright white lights appearing and disappearing. A second independent report was filed at 10:45 p.m. from ten miles south of the city, reporting inexplicable bright lights and moving objects. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2007 archived webpage, reports uploaded August 7 & 14, 2007).

2008 - In Val-des-Monts, Outaouais County, Quebec, Canada at 10:15 p.m. an object was sighted that first traveled in a straight line with no flashing lights, and then became very bright, next "jumped" up and came down, repeating this up and down motion for 45 seconds, and finally just faded away. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded August 12, 2008).

2009 - At 10:22 p.m. an extended family of 19 saw three orange-red lights flying in a triangle formation over Litchfield, South Carolina. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded August 27, 2009).

2013 - A West Coast man was “freaked out” after coming face to face with a UFO that was parked on the road outside the entrance to Shantytown. Matthew Robert, a mechanic from Rutherglen, New Zealand reported that at 8:45 p.m. he and three other cars were confronted by a night-time visitor on Rutherglen Road, south of Greymouth.

When the car-shaped object suddenly lifted into the sky in a blinding light, he and the other drivers left in such a hurry they left skid marks on the road. "I was changing a CD as I was driving and when I looked up, I saw what looked like a car without its lights on, stopped in the middle of the road outside Shantytown. I slammed on my brakes and my eyes were still trying to focus, when suddenly the thing just lit up and shot into the sky," Mr. Robert said. "When I came to my senses I noticed that there were three other cars that had stopped on the other side of the road as well. It's weird that no one else has come forward because those people obviously would have seen the same thing I did." He reports that immediately following the incident he lost all cellphone reception, his vision was blurry, and his eyes were watery for about an hour afterwards.

Mr. Robert was driving into Greymouth at the time to pick up his partner, Charlotte Rose, from work at the hospital. He arrived there wide-eyed and agitated. Ms. Rose said he was visibly shaken. "I just looked at him and I could tell something bad had happened, he was freaked out and his eyes were watery," Ms Rose said. Mr. Robert hoped the witnesses from the other cars would also come forward and confirm what he saw. One vehicle was a Mitsubishi Chariot, and another a Honda Accord. He did not have a description of the third vehicle. "I know people are going to think that it's crazy, but I know what I saw." (Source: Nikki-Leigh Wilson, Greymouth Star, New Zealand, August 7, 2013).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 August 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: angel hair residue; animal reactions: cows panicking, dog barking; black uniform; giant humanoids; humming sound; multi-year reports from Quebec, Pennsylvania and Venezuela; paralysis; physiological effects: blurry eyes, conjunctivitis, nausea and vomiting, pain, skin marks; radar visual confirmations, red UFOs, sensation of heat, shape changing UFOs, short humanoids, short luminous humanoids, short humanoids with long arms, small disc-shaped UFOs; spheres; tentacled creature; triangular UFOs; up-and-down motion; vehicle EM ignition system and cellphone interference effects.

© Donald A. Johnson