On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 9

1952 - At 10:50 a.m. a military witness named Raley at Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana saw a disc-shaped object that flew very fast for five minutes, and hovered for two seconds. A Project Blue Book "unidentified" case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 1870; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 33).

1952 - At 8:57 p.m. local time a U.S. Marine Corps ground control radar in Grid Area K-3, Pohang, Korea made contact with a moving ball of fire with a stream of flame travelling at a high rate of speed: 1500 mph. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, p. 51).

1953 - A 60-meter diameter luminous disc-shaped object accompanied by four nocturnal lights, flying near Moscow, Idaho at 9:20 p.m., shot up and away when three F-86 Sabre jets attempted to intercept them. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 30; Larry E. Towner, Fate magazine, May 1954, p. 32; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 21).

1955 - A bright object, the apparent size of the Moon, hovered low near the horizon near Moon Lake, Nebraska for two hours. Nocturnal lights exited from it and flew off to the north. There were several witnesses from three families. (Source: APRO Bulletin, August 1955; Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1959 - Mr. Uribe, a petroleum engineer, and two other witnesses had to stop when they ran out of fuel at Sombrero, Magallanes, Chile. At 7:54 p.m. they observed a light swinging in the sky like a pendulum, and coming closer to the ground. It appeared to be a large, vertical, ovoid object that made a "whooshing" sound. Its closest approach was 120 meters. They estimated its dimensions at two meters in height and 1.5 meters in width. When Uribe aimed his rifle at the object it went out of sight within seconds. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 493; Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 14).

1963 - Harry Bishop, the former major of Mount Vernon, Illinois, watched a large, bright red oval-shaped light making a "whirring sound" follow a car along Centralia road. When the car stopped, the UFO stopped; it hovered for awhile, then moved away at right angles to its original course. There were a number of other witnesses. Duration: 10 minutes. (Sources: Jeffrey G. Liss, Fate magazine, November 1963, p. 26; APRO Bulletin, January 1964, p. 4; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 141; Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 13).

1965 - At around 6:00 p.m. an astronomer and his family were driving in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York when a silvery disc-shaped object with a "ring of bluish white lights" moved overhead slowly to the south. The object then turned and accelerated to the east-northeast. He drove up to 80 mph in pursuit, but it dwindled in size until it resembled a star high in the sky. It moved up and down several times, then finally darted to the south out over the Atlantic Ocean. (Source: J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 66).

1965 - An anonymous music teacher, a "high level public employee", was driving on the outskirts of Lima, Peru around 10:00 p.m. when his car's engine started to miss, and then stop. At that moment, a beam of light  enveloped the car from above, then levitated it from the road and carried it through the sky for an unknown distance, at such an altitude that the witness could see the coastline and a peninsula, La Punta, west of the city. He was paralyzed and unable to move during this process. The car was brought to the ground near the shore and he could hear waves breaking. Then, a voice spoke to him in perfect Spanish, and asked him to get out of the car. He did so and "could barely make out" little men with big ears. No UFO was seen, but there was a luminous screen nearby, on which was displayed, "We are using calming rays on you to remove your fear." He then asked several questions, in response to which a spokesperson told him that they came from a place more distant than Mars, that they had visited Earth on various occasions in the past, and that they did not appear in public because that would cause panic. Asked if they knew about music, he heard they had "something that might be considered as music, but that it had the power of raising the feelings to the highest exaltation." After that, his car was transported back through the air to the spot from which it had been picked up. He told his story to an uncle, an official in the Peruvian police, who informed reporters. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1965-27).

1965 - At around midnight the K. Denver family of three saw a UFO on the ground at South Myton Bench, Duchesne County, Utah that stood up like a rocket. The top was flat, with a row of windows below, and a room inside with bright lights. Rotating flashing lights on top, orange-red flames on bottom. It rose vertically without a sound, hovered, then shot up quickly. (Source: Frank B. Salisbury, The Utah UFO Display, p. 17).

1967 - A disc-shaped object about the size of a rugby ball was sighted by a married couple in Grey Friars, Stattordshire, England at 2:30 a.m. It flashed blue lights all around its rim, and seemed to be spinning in time with sound coming from it. It caused their dog to begin barking. The witnesses reported that they were too frightened to sleep after their encounter. Later that evening another close encounter occurred in Weston-on-Trent, England. The witness reported a "dull penetrating sound," then sighting a red light that moved up, down, and "all over the place." This witness's dog also whimpered, barked, and scratched at the door in response to the UFO. The noise persisted throughout the night, even after the UFO had gone. (Source: Roger H. Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs Unidentified Undeniable, p. 6).

1967 - At 11:30 p.m. a bright, cage-like UFO shaped like an inverted bowl, with a row of yellow lights on its surface, flew over Grand Rapids, Michigan very fast at an estimated altitude of 5,000 feet. (Source: Grand Rapids Press, August 11, 1967).

1968 - A beam of energy from a disc-shaped object caused the death of someone on a farm in Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil at 8:10 p.m. On the same night a round flying object emitting blue and red lights was sighted in the suburbs of Cerro de la Gloria, Mendoza province, Argentina. Two dwarves wearing helmets with bright glowing antennae on their heads exited the landed craft. When a police office named A. Romero pointed his gun at them, a luminous ray immobilized him. He was later hospitalized. (Sources: (1) Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 193; (2) David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1565, citing Roberto Enrique Banchs and Cronica, August 14, 1968).

1971 - Starting at around 9:00 a.m. a glowing orange disc-shaped UFO, shaped like two basins placed edge to edge, paced a plane flying from Belo Horizonte to Uberaba, Minas Gerais State, Brazil for 20 minutes, and then suddenly sped away. The private pilot was a 24-year-old man named Vicente Buono. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1972, p. 2; NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1971, p. 1; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 15, 120).

1972 - A woman teacher was camping out in the yard of a friend's house in Saint Jean Du Gard, France and had gone out for a walk at 2:30 a.m. when she noticed a white spherical light that appeared to be in a nearby field. As she stood there watching, she heard footsteps behind her that sounded like someone walking on the dry grass. When she turned around, she was confronted by a five-foot tall, robot-like being that was completely black. Its head was egg-shaped and it had two round white discs for eyes. The witness felt an unbelievable level of fear and had the feeling that the being possessed extraordinary powers; it could in fact control "nature itself." She blacked out and when she recovered found herself back in her tent with her husband. That same morning a truck driver named Marcilio was forced to stop his vehicle in the pre-dawn hours on the Amaral Peixoto Highway in Brazil when the road was blocked by a UFO sitting on the road with yellow and blue flashing lights. It took off rapidly. (Sources: (1) Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case # 1102, citing Jean-Claude Bourret, The Crack in the Universe; (2) Gordon Creighton, FSR, September 1972, p. 26, citing O Dia, August 9, 1972).

1973 - A father and his son were driving along the main highway in the Exeter, New Hampshire during the day when they saw a landed UFO along the side of the highway. A tall humanoid figure stood next to the object. The witnesses kept driving without stopping. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-19; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids).

1977 - At around 1:30 a.m. Police Constable David Swift was investigating an unusual fog in a nearby fog located in East Hull, Yorkshire, England. As he crossed the field, he saw three figures who seemed to be dancing around a non-existent Maypole. Each had an arm raised. "One figure was a man in a sleveless jerkin and tight-fitting trousers...the other two were women in bonnets, shawls, and white colored dresses." Thinking they were drunks, he approached them. At about 50 feet away the entire scene vanished. "No one was there." He drove about the area in his car, but found nothing more. He then reported the incident to his sergeant. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1977 Humanoid Reports; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1977-44, citing Robert J. Richard, Fortean Times, issue # 23).

1979 - Two white, 30-foot diameter lenticular discs were seen flying together below an aircraft being flown by the state police southeast of Hayfork, California at around ten o'clock in the morning. The discs were hugging the terrain, following the contour of the land and flying in and out of the canyons below, nearly grazing the ground. Their speed, when first sighted, was estimated to be 600 miles per hour, but they accelerated and sped away to the north at 1,500 mph. There were four witnesses who watched the craft for 20 seconds. (Sources: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 42; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 24, 125; UNICAT database, case 47, citing Paul Cerny).

1980 - A few minutes after midnight a Sandia Security detail of three men, Ferenz, Rist, and Frazier, reported that a disc-shaped object landed behind the "HQ CR 44" nuclear storage building at Sandia Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. One of the security guards drove his jeep into Coyote Canyon and approached on foot. He had a clear view of the round disc-shaped object at the Manzano Weapons Storage Area. His radio would not work when he tried to radio for backup. The UFO shot straight up and away at high speed at the end of the 30 minute encounter. (Sources: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, pp. 224-225; Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 406; UNICAT database, case 373, citing Fawcett & Greenwood).

1983 - A 34-year-old man named Platner saw a UFO in Winifreda, La Pampa province, Argentina at 7:30 p.m. and followed it in his van. When he stepped out of his van he was paralyzed by a beam of light. Four small humanoids wearing diver suits with large round eyes, one of them a female, emerged from the craft and communicated with him using telepathy. He was taken aboard the craft, undressed, a blood sample was taken, and he subsequently became unconscious. When he came to again he was on top of his van. (Sources: Jane Thomas, FSR, December 1983, p. 9, citing Diario Popular, August 12, 1983; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case # 104, citing FSR).

1983 - At 8:45 p.m. an extremely bright metallic dome-shaped object maneuvered over Interstate highway I-225 near Selma, Indiana, observed by 19-year-old Jennifer Irving for ten minutes. It had strange beams of light and made no sound. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 79).

1993 - At 5:00 p.m. a very large, fat cigar-shaped object, "battleship gray" in color, was observed from State Route 150 near Cherryville, North Carolina just over some trees. It crossed the highway close to the car without making a sound. Two cars were involved in the incident. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1994).

1996 - At 2:20 a.m. a silent white disc-shaped object with lights followed a car for 6 km near Tavaco, Corse-Sud, France. It then hovered for over an hour. At the same time there was the occurrence of anomalous radar echoes in the Central European surveillance area. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 341; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 109).

1998 - A couple on a terrace in Cintegabelle, Haute-Garonne, France witnessed the slow passage of a luminous sphere at around 10 p.m. There was also unusual behavior by animals, and the total silence of nature. The sphere silently zigzagged, and disappeared after 5 minutes Another witness in a distant city saw it, too. (Source; GEIPAN, case # 291).

1999 - On this afternoon at 5:07 p.m. a round white object shot past SwissAir flight 127 while flying over Long Island, New York at 23,000 feet altitude. It passed to within 400 feet above the airliner. Its speed was described as "incredibly fast". The USNTA said another aircraft in the area saw nothing. (Source: Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 173, citing the Toronto Sun).

2001 - A cigar-shaped object, approximately 100 feet long, with lights on each end that changed color, was seen in Calico Rock, Arkansas at 10 p.m. It also reportedly made the sound of three musical tones. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2001 webpage, report uploaded October 12, 2001).

2004 - "Imagine a a 30-foot wide strand of silk in the shape of a perfect chevron, moving at a constant speed of 25 mph from North to South." That is what the witness reported seeing at 11:00 a.m. from Squamish, British Columbia. The sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2004-564; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2004 webpage, report uploaded October 12, 2001).

2005 - At 10:00 p.m. a rotating disc-shaped object, wobbling, showing different lights, flickering, and "spazzing" was sighted in Westmount, Quebec. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2005-074, citing HBCCUFO).

2007 - A low flying object that looked like the Concorde (supersonic aircraft) was sighted in Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada at 7:55 p.m. It was the size of a 50-passenger plane, had no markings and no windows, and the strange thing is it was flying backwards. (Geoff Dittman, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 2007-487, citing NUFORC).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 6 August 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions: dogs barking and whimpering, disc-shaped UFOs, landings, missing time, multi-year reports from Argentina and Brazil, nuclear facility visited by UFO, ovoid UFO, "Oz effect": total silence, pendulum motion, short humanoids, tall humanoid, UFOs causing injury and death, vehicle ignition interference effect, vertical takeoff, whirring sound, whooshing sound.

© Donald A. Johnson