On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 15

1663 - At noon on this day a large ball of fire, 45 meters in diameter, descended toward Lake Robozero, Bieloziero, Russia. Two beams of light came from the object and was directed onto fisherman in a boat on the lake. The water in the lake was illuminated to a depth of 30 feet. The fisherman were burned by the heat from the beams, and the water became covered with a "rust" material. (Sources: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, pp. 54-55; John W. Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 128 ; Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat, p. 135).

1948 - In the early afternoon many people in Phoenix, Arizona witnessed four silver disc-shaped objects that flew fast from east to west, then flipped in sequence. Three of the objects were seen again later. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 208,  citing MUFON; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1341, citing Ronald D. Story, Encyclopedia of UFOs, p. 17).

1951 - Five witnesses including an engineer watched maneuvering disc-shaped UFOs in Grant County, New Mexico at around 10:45 a.m. They first saw two disc-shaped objects that swooped down at a 45 degree angle and entered a cloud, next hovered for a short while, and then three objects emerged from the cloud, leaving behind a vapor trail. They went from hovering to speeding off in excess of 500 mph instantaneously, and had portholes or orifices below the rim line. (Source: letter to Edward Sullivan, Civilian Saucer Intelligence--Los Angeles from one of the witnesses, dated March 2, 1952).

1954 - At 10:20 p.m. USAF Major W. J. Davis and Captain R. D. Sauers were flying a U.S. Air Force C-47 transport plane over San Marcos AFB, Texas when they sighted a dark blue oblong object that paced the C-47, veered away, then crossed in front of it. The incident lasted five minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: June-August, p. 77).

1957 - In Atchison, Kansas around 9:00 p.m. three women watched four small discs, estimated to be only five centimeters thick, dart and maneuver around the sky for 30 minutes, then hide from an airplane that passed overhead. They were described as glowing, and flew off to the southeast. (Sources: Atkinson (KS) Globe, August 16, 1957; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: August-September, p. 32).

1960 - In Lisbon, Portugal at 10:00 p.m. a luminous yellow, cigar-shaped object flew by the city at high speed. (Source: Victor Lourenco, PORTUCAT, case # 72, citing the newspaper O Seculo).

1964 - At 1:20 a.m. in New York City, New York Mr. S. F. D'Alessandro watched a 10' x 5' bullet-shaped object with wavy lines on the rounded front part and six pipes along the straight rear portion fly through the sky, making a "whishhh" sound. The witness's dog growled during the sighting. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1964 - At 8:15 a.m. E. J. Haug of the San Francisco Orchestra and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and C. R. Bubb, a high school mathematics teacher, sighted three UFOs while vacationing at Yosemite National Park, California. The three bright silver, round objects flew in a stack formation at a high speed, changing positions within the formation. The sound of rushing air was heard during the 3-4 seconds that the sighting lasted. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - At 5:00 p.m. two large orange spheres zig-zagged over a pasture in Pitlochry, Tayside, Scotland, causing the livestock to panic. There were several witnesses, and the sighting lasted for an hour. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 6880, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1965 - On a highway in Salto, Uruguay at 11:00 p.m. five people in a car heard a loud hum and then saw a UFO land directly in front of their car, stalling the car's engine. Its brilliant white luminescent glow changed to red, then to yellow, and then to green. The object itself, a leaden color, was nine feet in height and as wide as the road. Three human-looking figures could be seen moving inside the UFO, illuminated by a green light. Finally, with a burst of orange flame, the object rose vertically and vanished. (Sources: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 113; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-35 (A0646), citing Donald Hanlon, in Charles Bowen (editor), The Humanoids, p. 42).

1965 - An hour later, at 11:00 p.m. EDT, a domed disc hovered 100 feet over the lake in Salem, New Hampshire. The dome had a central mast and its rim glowed red and yellow, and it was making a humming sound. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 333).

Salem, New Hampshire Close Encounter UFO Report - 1965

Sketch of Salem, NH Domed Disc - 1965

1966 - At around 2:00 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Palmer in Wood Green, outside of London, England had a ten minute close encounter with a disc-shaped object that caused lasting physiological effects and left ground traces on the ground. (Source: Antonio Ribera, Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1966, p. 4). 

1967 - A young boy on a farm near Port Perry, Durham county, Ontario, Canada heard a loud oscillating noise at 7:30 a.m., and went over a hill in the direction of the sound to investigate. On the other side he saw what appeared to be a landed disc-shaped craft with four metallic legs, but instead of resting on the landing gear it was actually hovering just above the ground. On a platform around its perimeter were seated eight to ten little men about three feet tall, who wore tight fitting brown uniforms. A circular depression 12 feet in diameter was later found on the ground at the site. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1562, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1968 - A married couple with a 5-year-old son were driving between Villaverde and Brenes, Sevilla province, Spain at 12:30 a.m. when they saw a landed UFO by the side of the road. They said it resembled a small bus with windows and luminous portholes. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case # 63, citing ABC Andalusia, September 1, 1968).

1968 - In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a six meter in diameter hat-shaped disc hovered five meters over a field at 4:00 a.m., 100 meters away. It had three rods or antennae that were pointing up, as well as portholes. (Source: Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 64).

1968 - A silent, dazzling blood-red globe of light was seen hovering and pulsating at treetop level in Cambridge, Massachusetts at just after ten o'clock in the morning. It was described as the apparent size of a full moon. (Source: NICAP files, on-site investigation by Walter N. Webb). 

Cambridge, Massachusetts UFO Report - 1968

Sketch of Cambridge, Massachusetts UFO Report

- A man named Rodrigues had a 15 minute close encounter with a Saturn-shaped object at 9:00 p.m. in Marilia, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The object followed his car for several miles. (Source: Jose Arnaldo, Phenomenes Spatiaux, March 1971, p. 22).

1970 - The witness, who was staying at his parents home that night, felt a strange compulsion to go out and drive to nearby Lake Michigan in order to watch the sky. He had arrived at the shore near Good Hart, Michigan at around 10:30 p.m. when a very bright light caught his eye. It seemed to have a descending trajectory, and he discounted any mundane explanation for what he saw. Watching through a telescope, he realized that the craft had orange, yellow, green and blue indigo lights. He could now see a large disc-shaped outline that glided lower towards his position. He saw a very brightly lit, large cartouche-shaped window. Inside he caught a glimpse of some figures who seemed to be peering over a console or instrument panel. The craft descended silently behind a rise about 100 yards from the witness. It hovered for a moment, then settled down on the beach.

For 15-20 minutes he saw no movement around the object, and so, curious, he walked towards it. The air around the UFO felt warm. He stopped about 50 feet from the huge object and heard a metallic sound. By the faint light available he saw a ramp come snaking out of the side of the ship toward him. The ramp sloped up to the blank hull. There was no opening visible, just a long ramp like a tongue sticking out from the side and burying itself in the sand just ahead of the witness. Without giving it much thought he walked up the ramp, and as he approached the hull seemed to dissolve ahead of him. He walked through an opening that appeared in his path. The interior of the ship resembled terra-cotta stone, and there was a soft illumination that emanated from the walls. It was comfortably cool inside and the air smelled of sage and cinnamon. He was in a corridor that stretched ahead of him in both directions until it disappeared beyond inside walls. Various small openings with little handles and knobs were situated at what appeared to be random locations along the corridor. He walked to his left down the corridor, the aroma of sage and cinnamon pervasive and persisting. He soon found a door and realized that the passage behind him was closing itself off into a door as well.

He walked into what appeared to be a central core of the object. Moments later he came upon an improbably placed viewing plate in which he could see the south end of Lake Michigan and lights from the nearby Big Rock Nuclear Power Plant. As he spoke to himself, his voice echoed strangely through the confines of the ship. He noticed to his right a view plate. He caught a glance through the darkened glass of several creatures that seemed to be at the controls. He looked inside the control room and saw five figures all with their backs to him. The figures were humanoid in form with large heads. They seemed to be occupied with a series of procedures. The five were all dressed in a similar style. The outfits were form-fitted, and tended to give off a bluish glow. The middle figure turned slowly to face him. The eyes of the humanoid were much larger than a human's and spread farther around the sides of the head. No nose was visible, with flat cheekbones, lending a somewhat rotund appearance to the face .

At one point the witness saw himself in his own mind, apparently the way the creatures perceived him. The beings communicated via telepathy and he was escorted into another room where he was sat in a chair with knobs and controls in front of it. There he saw 3-D images flash through his mind at very high speed. At one point the aliens brought him a small cube-shaped container that contained a dark blue liquid, which he was told to drink. The aliens spoke among each other in a strange singsong language. He was told that, among other things, that the speed of light was "imaginary." He received the impression that the craft was impossibly larger inside than what it looked like from the outside. The aliens told him that their main interest in coming to earth was water. He was eventually deposited back at the same spot on the beach where he was initially picked up. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, citing Michigan Ufology Central).

1971 - On a clear night beginning at 11:20 p.m. two men, a mathematics teacher and an engineer, watched a UFO maneuver over Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, England for three hours through a telescope. Mr. Von Metz and Mr. O'Brady-Jones reported that the object was yellow at the center with red tips, and surrounded by a blue haze. (Sources: M. W. Von Metz, FSR Case Histories, December 1971, p. 12; Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, January 1972, p. 15, citing the Sunday Express, August 22, 1971).

1974 - On this clear night a WBZ newscaster and several others saw a large, bluish-green cigar-shaped UFO hovering over Lake Winnipesaukee from Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire. Their sighting lasted for 15-20 minutes. At 11:00 p.m. a large cigar-shaped UFO was also sighted by four witnesses in nearby Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire. The object was estimated to be about 300 feet long and the sighting lasted 40 minutes.  (Sources: (1) George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, December 1974, p. 39; George D. Fawcett, FSR, January 1975, p. 31; (2) Mr. Yale, CUFOS files, letter dated September 16, 1974).

1975 - During a rainstorm at 12:10 a.m. a domed disc with a ring of lights was seen at close range in Blackburn, Lancashireshire, England. It moved slowly and silently. (Sources: J. Bernard Delair, Northern Network News, July 1975, p. 10; Awareness, January 1976, p. 24).

1976 - Five witnesses, including a Mrs. Lucas, age 25, saw a domed oval-shaped UFO under some trees in a nearby creek bed in Connersville, Indiana at 10:55 p.m. It was a mostly dark object with a wide band of light. As it flew off to the northeast, and turned on green and red revolving lights around its middle. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 65).

1978 - In La Paz, Bolivia a buzzing sound woke the male witness up on this night. He looked out from his house and saw a nearly featureless, silver fuselage hovering in the sky, glowing a luminous green color. It reportedly had portholes. The sighting lasted for more than two hours. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12769, citing UFO Roundup, Volume 2, number 35).

1979 - A short humanoid with long arms was seen on the roadside of Highway D134 in France at 11:00 p.m. A man driving near the village of Lussac in Charente-Maritime department, France suddenly saw the short humanoid standing on the roadway, completely illuminated by his vehicle's headlights. The being raised its long arms and at this point the car's engine stalled. It was wearing a tight fitting outfit with a transparent helmet. The being then quickly jumped into the bushes and disappeared. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1981; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1733, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).

1981 - Twenty farm laborers returning from work at 6:00 p.m. saw a fireball rolling across the grounds of the forestry station in La Rochelle, nine kilometers from Mutare, Zimbabwe. Three humanoid entities wearing shiny overalls were seen briefly before the light went out. (Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri-News, July 1988, p. 9).

1986 - In Calalzo di Cadore, Bellino, Italy a witness saw a luminous blue, domed disc-shaped UFO land, then he blacked out and had a two hour memory lapse. When he regained consciousness the craft was gone, but the grass was bent and blackened in a 9-meter (30 foot) wide circle. After a period of troubling dreams his memory later returned of two tall, pallid humanoid beings wearing gray coveralls, and views inside the craft. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, July-August 1989, p. 16; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 29, 508).

1989 - In Pensacola, Florida at around nine p.m. a pair of 52-year-old witnesses saw at least four red, slow-moving, silent V-shaped objects coming toward them very slowly (at 5-10 mph). The sighting reportedly lasted 10 minutes.(Source: C. Joseph Barron, MUFON Field Investigations CD-Rom case files database, case # 891010).

1990 - On this night on Iona Island, Scotland Edward Carlos, who had been involved in other previous close encounters, saw an inexplicable beam of light coming down through the clouds. Shortly after, the beam struck him and he experienced a missing time episode. Later, under hypnotic regression, he recalled being examined by several humanoid entities, including a reptilian-like humanoid, several small pallid skinned humanoids, and insect-like robotic creatures. He recalled having an anal probe examination to determine his health. The beings also examined his various vital organ systems, including his heart, and they then used a laser-like light to allegedly clear Carlos's arteries of plaque. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2537, citing Preston Dennett, UFO Healings).

1992 - In Marshfield, Missouri a boomerang-shaped object was seen by two witnesses at 5:30 a.m. As the lights on the object passed over them, five vertical beams of light shot down, illuminating the vehicle and its interior with brilliant white light. The car's engine sputtered. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, case # 1381).

1992 - In Salem, Oregon a large black, silent triangular shaped object, one and a half times the size of a house, was seen overhead by a 23-year-old man while in his car at 12:07 a.m. It rotated on its axis slowly over some trees, causing the branches to move. It moved off to the east-southeast making a slight humming sound. (Sources: Skip Schultz, MUFON Field Investigations CD-Rom case files database, case # 921508W; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1992, p. 18).

1995 - A witness was lying in bed in his bedroom in Grand Haven, Michigan at 9:05 p.m. when he saw flashing lights that changed from blue to white. Four little creatures approximately 3-4 feet tall then appeared around his bed. Two were around his legs and the other two were up around his waist area. The creatures seemed to be doing some type of medical procedure on him. He then passed out and saw flashing lights again, and then the lights vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1995 - At around ten o'clock in the evening a huge bright light buzzed a car driving on U.S. Highway 160 ten miles east of Alamosa, Colorado. A gigantic dark shadow flew east, surrounded by many much smaller blinking lights. The kids in the car were badly frightened. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 316).

1995 - At 10:40 p.m. in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, near Howard, Fremont County, Colorado a local Vietnam vet claimed to have seen a large boomerang-shaped object appear from the north and hover over his mountain property. He then had 40 minutes of missing time, during which his he claimed his mobile home and truck had been picked up and moved "6 inches", based on the altered location of the building and the truck's tracks. He reported he had a swollen welt, 4-inches in length, in his rectum after regaining consciousness. Over the next two weeks he lost 20 lbs., and a wild animal he had befriended, his "pet black bear", was now missing. He said that he had been having strange sightings occurring since the middle of June 1995, and that he had discovered "piles of carcasses" up the slope from his 9,000-foot elevation land. He claimed the carcasses had been in various stages of decay, and that they were comprised mostly of cattle, but also horses, fox, raccoon and other animals found in the area. He also said that two weeks before his apparent abduction experience, he found "tiny 4-toed human tracks" around the perimeter of his trailer site. He had also noted unusual military activity in the area as well. Often, after his UFO sightings, he would notice unusually heavy military flights over the area, which convinced him his government was somehow involved with the strange occurrences. For instance, after one sighting episode when he was able to photograph the strange craft, the next day while he was gone from his home somebody had ransacked his trailer, and had taken all of his film and camera equipment. (Sources:Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 371; Tim Edwards, Christopher O'Brien, San Luis Valley Event Log, case # 317; Albert S. Rosales, 1995 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Christopher O'Brien).

1995 - At midnight another witness awoke in Buena Park, California to briefly see an extremely bright light out on the patio. It appeared to be hovering about 3-4 feet from the ground. Later that night he was still very shaken when he saw a humanoid figure with a very large head and standing about four feet tall. The figure had an amazingly smooth stride, almost like it was walking on air. It seemed to move above the ground in the patio area just outside the blinds. Everything vanished suddenly. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 3188, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1997 - In Ile Salazie on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean a luminous tortoise-shaped object with two headlights continually paced a bread delivery truck starting at around five o'clock in the morning. The delivery man then stopped his truck at his sister's house, and his sister, along with her husband and son, also observed it at it hovered nearby for the next 20 minutes. (Sources: GEIPAN; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17966, citing a newspaper clipping report).

1998 - The witnesses were on a country road in Deshler, Ohio when they saw a silvery flash overhead and watched a huge metallic rectangular craft abruptly appear. It had several windows and inside several figures could be seen moving around. There was another flash and the craft disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3591, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2001 - On this day a huge, dark silver-gray disc-shaped UFO was observed for 7-8 minutes over New Delhi, India. It looked like two saucers inverted over each other.  It flew low and slowly across the sky, over a residential neighborhood. (Sources: George A. Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, November 2001, p. 14; George A. Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 36).

2001 - At 11:05 a.m. a single witness was driving north on 82nd Street in the city of Lawton, Oklahoma when he saw four UFOs take off from ground level, one at a time. At 7:29 p.m.. a little disc-shaped object zoomed out of the bushes and right over the vehicle was driving in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. At 10:00 p.m. an intense white light buzzed a car in Red Cloud, Nebraska, illuminating the cab of the car while driving out in the country. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2001 archived webpage).

2005 - At 9:45 p.m. a circular disc-shaped object with flashing lights, whirring sounds, and flashes of multicolored lights was seen in Mount Olive, Hale County, Alabama. The sighting reportedly lasted 30 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2005 archived webpage, report uploaded September 15, 2005).

2005 - Two triangular crafts, appearing about 20 minutes apart, were seen over Waterford, Michigan beginning at 11:00 p.m. They were fast moving, with one green light and two alternately strobing white lights. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2005 archived webpage, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

2008 - At around one p.m. there was a daylight sighting of a metallic disc-shaped object in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The UFO moved away in a different direction from whence it had come, and was very fast. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2008 archived webpage, report uploaded October 31, 2008).

2008 - The sky appeared to "open up" as a gray, cigar-shaped "ship" moved over the witness in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada for this close encounter at 9:35 p.m. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 600).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction with healing; abductions with missing time; animal reactions; bedroom visitations; boomerang-shaped UFOs; bullet-shaped UFO; buzzing sound; car buzzings; cigar-shaped UFOs; communication; dark blue UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; inside UFO occupants; multi-year reports from Great Britain; physiological effects: burns from rays; portholes; rectangular UFO; reptilian humanoid; rushing air sound; short humanoids; silver UFOs; triangular UFOs; UFOs flying in stack formation; whishing sound.

© Donald A. Johnson