On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 10

1944 - At a few minutes after midnight a bright reddish-orange, pulsing, maneuvering ball of light paced a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber over the ocean between Palembang, Indonesia and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at a location about 100 miles northwest of Palembang off the island of Sumatra. There were three witnesses on board the aircraft. The sighting lasted less than eight minutes. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume 1), p. 23; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers: Top Secret, p. 83; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 7; Richard M. Dolan, UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, p. 396).

1947 - An eight meter diameter domed metallic disc followed a car near Forrest Station, Manitoba, Canada on this day. It hovered over some power lines, then blinked out. (Sources: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 113; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1947 (volume 6), p. 7).

1954 - At 9:30 p.m. 13-year-old Gabriel Coupal and his younger siblings said they saw a brightly lighted object follow them to their farm in Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada. It landed and a figure wearing a black diver suit and with round eyes exited, and appeared to engage in some repair activity. Mr. Coupal and his oldest son went to the field where the children had been playing and saw an orange object rise from the ground and speed off to the west. The grass was flattened down over a 15-meter area, with two tracks about five meters long. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 237; Huntingdon Gleaner, August 18, 1954; Fate, March 1955, p. 19; Albany (NY) Times-Union, November 27, 1955; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 135).

1959 - Two multi-colored spheres (of many dazzling colors) and a bronze disc flew over the shore of Baniara, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea at 3:50 a.m. local time. About twelve hours later that same night, at 1:28 a.m. Atlantic Daylight Time, a 30-year-old RCAF pilot saw a bright light fly from horizon to overhead at Goose Bay Air Force Base in Labrador, Canada. It crossed 53 degrees of sky in 25 minutes, then mysteriously vanished. Project Blue Book lists this case as an "unknown." At 7:30 p.m. a disc flew over Wayne, Pennsylvania. (Sources: (1) Norman E. G. Cruttwell, UFOs in Two Worlds, FSR Special Issue No. 4, p. 35; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6462; Lloyd Mallan, Official Guide to UFOs, p. 34; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), pp. 79, 156; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; (3) Walter N. Webb, case investigation files, case no. 19).

1964 - On Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii, an aircraft commander and his navigator (Lt. Cavender and Capt. Jones) were sitting in a parked C-124 transport plane at 5:15 a.m. when they sighted a red, blinking light approach the airfield runway. The light stopped and made several reverses over the next two minutes. Project Blue Book lists this case as an "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 9031; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 2; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - (1) At 3:40 a.m. an orange to crimson colored ball of light maneuvered, and then sped head-on toward a truck windscreen in Warminster, Wiltshire, England. The driver swerved in order to avoid a collision. Later than day a private pilot attorney saw two discs flying below the clouds near Nashville, Tennessee on this day. They accelerated and sped away. At 8 p.m. an aerospace engineer in Seattle, Washington watched as two silver discs hovered, then shot up out of sight. (Sources: (1) Arthur Shuttlewood, The Warminister Mystery: Astounding UFO sightings, p. 59; Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The secret history of Scotland's UFO phenomenon, p. 14; (2) Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 117; (3) Richard H. Hall, ibid., p. 151).

1966 - At 12:30 a.m. in Moultonborough, New Hampshire a three foot in diameter red-orange globe with a central black design skirted about the walls and ceiling inside a cabin. (Source: Raymond E. Folwer, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 341).

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire - 1966

1970 - On this evening Titus Lamson saw a rainbow colored UFO moving over the village of Hotaville, New Mexico. It had "a dome, a round thing, and an aerial" on top. It was lit up and became translucent, so that he could see a man inside the dome wearing a gray uniform. The UFO then disappeared over a ridge. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-13, citing George Fawcett).UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, , UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p

1973 - On this afternoon four grade-school students and a police officer in Ibague, Colombia saw four small, human-like beings, dressed in white uniforms, beneath a bridge. The beings were only 20 centimeters tall and disappeared when the witnesses approached. Traces were left in the mud and later photographed. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-20 (A1216), David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids, case 73-09A, citing CUFOS).

1975 - In Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California four witnesses, including a 19-year-old woman, saw a 40 foot long, hazy blue metallic ovoid with tripod landing gear hovering in the clear night sky shortly after 11:00 p.m. It made a humming sound.  The sighting lasted 10 minutes. (Sources: Paul Cerny, Skylook, September 1975, p. 6; FSR, April 1976, p. 24; Paris Flammonde, UFO Exist! p. 373; Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 88).

1976 - Sr. Francisco Tejero, age 44, his wife Teresa Lacave, and their friends Jose Valles and wife Pilar Osborne Domecq were on holiday at the Hotel Da Balaia in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal and had gone into the hotel bar for something to eat at around 5:00 p.m. They saw two men and a woman there who were engaged in a discussion, but at the same time seemed to be watching the witness’s party most intently. The two men were short in stature, “with European features but very dark.” They seemed to be between 40 and 50 years old, yet their hair was far too white in color for being middle aged. Suddenly two strange flashes of light came from the direction of this mysterious trio, like the flashbulbs of a camera, and although they observed no camera, the two Spanish couples had the strong impression that someone had just photographed them, perhaps with the aid of a minature, concealed camera. What's more, the two couples began to feel an indescribable malaise, so they quickly finished their drinks and left the bar to go have dinner. Later that night Teresa awoke with a start, and to her great astonishment she observed that on the curtains of the hotel window (which was open on this hot night) there was a very vivid luminous rectangle, “like a TV screen.” She immediately thought of the strange “spies” in the bar, and her next thought was that maybe they had entered the bedroom and were going to rob them or do them some kind of mischief. She turned and shook her husband vigorously. Her husband jumped out of bed and went to the window. In his account he said: “It was as though I was in some sort of trance, as if I had been hypnotized by someone. Outside, all was utterly, infinitely peaceful.” He was moving around like an automaton. He looked out the window and saw a rectangular thing, with six reddish lights on it, resting on another wing of the hotel which made an angle with the main face on which their window lay. All was dark underneath the “thing”, and nothing else was to be seen. He remained there motionless for awhile, gazing at the structure or “attic” with a sense of irritation because one of the lights was directed right into their bedroom. He then turned around and went back to sleep. In the morning they were astonished to find out that there was no other wing of the hotel running out at an angle. There was no building, or structure of any kind whatsoever. There was simply no “attic.” Their rooms were on the top floor of the hotel. (Source: Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos, FSR, October 1977, p. 20).

1977 - A man named Bogea was chased by a delta-shaped flying object through the forest in Pinheiro, Maranhao State, Brazil in the early morning hours. He reported being abducted and shown a strange city for hours. When he was returned in was located far from his original location. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 12283, citing Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 100).

1978 - A mushroom-shaped object was sighted at close range over a military base in General Belgrano, Santa Fe Province, Argentina on this night. The object was several meters in diameter, and had an array of flashing lights around its rim. It flew at a low altitude, and hovered for 10 minutes. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1978, p. 14, citing Cronica, August 13, 1978).

1980 - A New Mexico State policeman saw a UFO land in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the Sandia Nuclear Weapons Facility. (Source: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 225).

1981 - Russell Matson and another man were driving down a road in Apple Valley, Minnesota at 3:30 a.m. when they sighted a hexagonal object nearly overhead, at perhaps a distance of 500 feet. It had two green, two red, and white lights on its corners. It was estimated to be between 60 and 90 feet across. The object pivoted, making a 90 degree turn while stationary, then descended and approached the witnesses. It made a soft "whoosh" sound as the object passed, like gas escaping from a propane tank. (Sources: Northfield News, August 20, 1981; J. Allen Hynek, International UFO Reporter, January 1982, p. 13; John F. Schuessler, MUFON UFO Journal, Novemer 1982, p. 3; UNICAT database, case 35, citing J. Allen Hynek).

1982 - At 10:30 p.m. a married couple and their son were driving home to Kent, Washington and were near Lake Sawyer when they noticed an illuminated object above the tree line, projecting a beam of light into the sky which moved back and forth like a searchlight. The object had four red body lights. When they stopped at a stop sign, they saw that the searchlight beam had disappeared and a new light beam had begun rotating in a downward direction. Moreoever, the UFO appeared to be moving in their direction. As they turned a corner, a bright beam of light shone down into their car "bathing the driver in red light." The light and object then disappeared. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Puget Sound Aerial Phenomena Research Newsletter, Autumn 1982; MUFON UFO Journal, December 1982, p. 3).

1983 - Two witnessed a domed disc-shaped object at low altitude around their mobile home and garage west of Flint, Michigan at 1:10 a.m. The object had two "headlights." (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1983).

1986 - At 9:45 p.m. in Manteca, Contra Costa County, California a large disc-shaped object flew fast and silently from the southeast to the northwest. A second disc was seen at 11:15 p.m., which  made a 90-degree turn straight up into the sky. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case # 1139).

1989 - On this afternoon in the Kirov region of Russia a large hairy humanoid with long arms and small feet “scared the daylights” out of the local veterinarian, P. Saitov, as he was out walking with his children and a friend. “It was making huge jumps--not at all like a human being”, he said. Saitov and his companions rushed back to their car and followed the creature for about a kilometer until it disappeared into some undergrowth. He described it as about two meters tall, with its body covered with dark brown hair, and it had shoulder length hair. Being a veterinary surgeon, he was able to determine that the creature was neither human nor an anthropoid ape. A local hunter discovered footprints and deduced the animal had a two meter pace (Source: Mike Dash, Fortean Times, issue #53, citing Sotsialistichskaya Industria).

1989 - A terrified Milwaukee, Wisconsin couple doing some night fishing on Lake Michigan saw a silver, disc-shaped object fall from the sky and hover nearby at 3:30 a.m. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, May 1990).

1989 - Mrs. Rayna was alone at home in Sedona, Arizona and taking an afternoon nap when she heard a loud cracking sound that woke her. She felt paralyzed and a strong tingling sensation came over her entire body. She then noticed a small being standing at the head of her bed. The being was 3.5 feet tall, whitish-gray in color, and wore a form-fitting jumpsuit. It had a large head, and large dark eyes. The being communicated with a second, unseen entity, using an unintelligible language with a digital, musical quality. The being suddenly vanished and she was able to move again. Her muscles were sore and she felt nauseous afterwards. (Source: Richard J. Boylan, Close Extraterrestrial Encounters, p. 120).

1989 - A Dutch psychologist vacationing in Spain videotaped an object that changed shaped and divided into two parts. Dr. William Heijster, a Dutch military psychologist, was vacationing in Spain with his family. At about 9:00 p.m. while driving southwest along the eastern coastal highway near Estepona, Spain, the family noticed an object northwest of them in the late evening sky. They stopped to watch, and Dr. Heijster filmed it on and off for a period of about one hour, using a handheld camcorder.

The object appeared to be rotating at high speed. The rotation was not visible on the film, however; instead, the object appeared to undergo a slow shape change, from looking like a "coolie hat" to circular. The upper surface was bright, while the lower surface was shadowed. The object hovered in one place. After about an hour the object split into two parts, which then separated and faded from view. Only part of the disappearance was recorded on the videotape. Palm fronds are visible in the foreground. There were reported to be several other witnesses.

Dr. Heijster contacted the Fund for UFO Research and made a copy of the film available for analysis. The UFO image measures about 3.3 cm on the film, and it appears for 3 minutes and 53 seconds. Calculations of the object's size at various distances are: at 300 meters the diameter would be 4 meters, at one mile it would be 21 meters, and at 9,000 meters it would have been 120 meters in diameter. Although one hypothesis is that the image is that of a research balloon, the size seems excessive for a high-altitude balloon. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 298-299).

1989 - A man was walking near a housing project in Hartshead Moor, West Yorkshire, England at 9:15 p.m. when he suddenly had the impression that someone was watching him. In the dark he noticed a huge, eight-foot-tall figure with bright slanted eyes. The being appeared to be wearing a large pointed helmet and flared trousers with “something” pointing down between the legs. The creature’s eyes suddenly became red, frightening the witness. A second, green-colored entity now appeared and was asked by the tall entity “Shall we get him”? The second entity replied in the negative. The green colored entity had black slanting eyes, a peanut shaped, helmeted head, and wore brown colored clothing. The man ran from the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 1498, citing Steve Gerrard, Northern UFO News, issue # 182).

1989 - A 20-year-old woman in Gulf Breeze, Florida saw two rows of six to eight round white lights in the sky at 10:40 p.m., as bright as stadium lights, that formed a rectangle twice the size of a Boeing 747. The object moved very slowly from the west to the east, and descended to about an estimated 30 feet altitude before it disappeared. It made no sound, and the encounter lasted about half a minute. (Source: Carol & Rex Salisberry, MUFON Field Investigation Database, case 891007b).

1992 - At 8:26 p.m. in Lansing, Michigan six observers, including the main witness who was a 25-year-old woman, sighted a black 30 foot in diameter disc-shaped object, with two orbs on top, looking something like a Mickey Mouse cap, over a parking lot. There was also CB radio interference experienced. The sighting lasted 18 minutes. (Sources: Rex Schrader, MUFON Field Investigation case files, case 930823C; Jerold R. Johnson, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1993, p. 16 and March 1994, p. 14).

1993 - In Norman, Oklahoma at 2:11 a.m. an animal reaction case occurred. Dogs barked as a huge, fat, battleship gray UFO passed near the four witness's car. The object had two square patches of blue-gray fluorescent light in formation off it's diagonal corners. A red dot of light with radial rays appeared between the square patches. (Sources: Seifried Richard D. Seifried,MUFON Field Investigation case files, case 930108C; Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1993, p. 18).

1993 - On this evening Leah Haley was in the back room of an old house in Pensacola, Florida, talking with a male friend when suddenly a force lifted her up towards the ceiling. Her friend tried to grab her but could not reach her in time. The higher she went the dizzier she became. Through some sort of white mist she saw her friend moving about, as if in a trance. Moments later she was onboard a craft looking out a porthole. Her next memory found herself standing in a field, where a short stocky woman was apparently performing magic tricks in front of several other people. The witness was standing in the middle of the field, in front of a table that contained clothing. A female "alien" with short brown hair, wearing a red-gold black trimmed blouse, was standing next to her. Another similar female stood on her right side. She asked one of the females where they was from, and her reply was "The Pleiades." She was told that they had bases on earth. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 2072, citing Leah A. Haley).

1993 - At 9:00 p.m. a multicolored disc-shaped object was seen hovering across the street in Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York. The sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report dated September 29, 2004).

1994 - (1) At 12:30 a.m. a witness observed for a few seconds a small luminous sphere that moved very quickly in the sky over Castanet Tolosan, Haute-Garonne Department, France. It made no noise, and no trail accompanied it. (2) At 4:30 a.m. at Antibes, Alpes-Maritime Department, France three luminous balls stopped over the ocean, then vanished. Their apparent size was 1 cm at arms length. (3) There was also the co-occurrence of anomalous radar echoes in the Central European surveillance area, headquartered in Switzerland. (Sources: (1) GEIPAN, case # 1994-180; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 327; (3) Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 109).

1994 - (1) At three o'clock in the afternoon a black triangle spun out of a billowing line of smoke in the sky over Gull Lake, Alberta, Canada and stopped dead; it then took off at an incredible speed. At 10:45 p.m. over York, England at box-shaped object hovered over a satellite dish in a residential neighborhood, making a humming sound and causing interference on local TVs. It glided off down a road after three minutes. (Sources: (1) Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 1994 archived webpage, report dated May 9, 2003; (2) UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1994). 

1996 - A bright red disc was sighted moving low over a farm in Avellino, Campania, Italy. A circle of dried yellow grass was found in the vicinity. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17388, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 1, number 28).

1997 - A wave of domed discs flew over a river in the Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean One of them, estimated to be four meters in diameter, dove under a waterfall and never emerged. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  17964, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 1, number 27).

1998 - "Cobwebs" fell from the clear blue sky while silver spheres performed aerobactic maneuvers and made right angle turns over Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia on this afternoon. The "angel hair" appeaerd to be produced during the objects' accelerations. The substance was white in color, with the strength of cotton, and eventually dissolved. (Source: Brian Boldman, International UFO Reporter, October 2001, p. 10).

1998 - A triangular UFO with many lights was seen over at least 30 different towns in the Ardennes region of France. Over the town of Sedan a videotape shot at 11:30 p.m. showed the object seemingly attempting to dodge the camera. The video footage appeared on French TV. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 3, number 33).

2000 - At 12:10 a.m. Scott Jarvie was walking home in Falkirk, Scotland after visiting his girlfriend when he suddenly became drowsy and very sleepy. His next conscious memory was suddenly finding himself inside a very bright place, but someone "dark" at the same time; it was hard to describe. Inside the enclosure he briefly met a short humanoid, with sunken green eyes, sandy colored skin, and no mouth. It had short stubby fingers on one hand. A most unusual feature of the creature was that it had a hole where the neck area joined the spine. Jarvie has no other memories. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2000 Humanoid Sighting Reports, case 3799, citing UFO Abduction Raw Data Page, UFO Watch).

2001 - At 11:30 a.m. two silver spheres passed under a C-130 Aircraft while flying over Salida, Colorado. The sighting was very brief. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded February 8, 2005).

2003 - At 2:22 p.m. a 10-meter long, silver sausage-shaped object, flew low over the roadside in Canyon Creek, near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. It then went under some guywires and flew off into the trees. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 18193; Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 391, citing UFOBC).

2004 - A lighted object, circular in shape, was sighted at 2:26 a.m. in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. It shot straight up into the sky, and made the TV "go haywire." The sighting lasted about 10 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, 2004 archived webpage).

2007 - At noon an elongated cigar-shaped object, translucent or transparent, flew over Hancock, Maine in a controlled flight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded October 8, 2007).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 27 July 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, abrupt maneuvers, angel hair, animal reaction: dogs barking, buzzings by UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, ground marks, hairy humanoid, high strangeness cases, landings, levitation, multi-year close encounter reports from England and Florida, orange UFOs, polygon shaped UFO, radio and TV interference, red-orange balls, silver spheres, trance states, triangle UFOs, very short humanoids, very large humanoids.

© Donald A. Johnson