On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 18

1947 - Two silver round flat disc-shaped objects, described as looking like "skeet targets", passed beneath a United Airlines transport plane flying at 8,000 feet near Mountain Home Army Air Base, Idaho at around noon. The objects flew off to the south, at a speed estimated at 900 miles per hour. There were two witnesses on board the aircraft. (Sources: Boise (Idaho) Statesman, August 20, 1947; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 10; Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown, New Jersey talk, April 16, 2005).

1947 - At 8:15 p.m. in Sorrento, Louisiana a photograph was taken by a Mr. Hofard of at least 78 torpedo-shaped UFOs, glowing brightly and moving silently low over the trees. (Source: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers on the Attack, p. 73).

1952 - Three policemen in Fairfield, California sighted a UFO at 12:50 a.m. The object changed color and intensity like a diamond, and flew in different directions during the 30-minute sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book reports counted in official statistics, case #  1920; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 42; Kevin Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 278; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1953 - In the early evening on or about this day Salvador Villanueva, a taxi cab driver, was trying to repair his broken down car out in the country near Ciudad Valles, Mexico when he was joined by two short, human looking men. They were only about four and a half feet tall, and they wore one-piece gray garments made out of corduroy that covered even their feet. They also had on wide, shiny black belts, metal collars, and small black shiny boxes connected to the collars on the back of their necks. Under their arms they carried football-style crash helmets. Because it was raining he invited them to shelter inside his taxi, where they had a conversation that lasted all night. They spoke Spanish with a strange accent. The spokesman eventually told him they were from another planet, which Villanueva scarcely believed, but he accompanied them to their craft. While walking there he noticed that the mud puddles did not get their feet wet, and that their belts glowed whenever the mud was repelled. The UFO was disc-shaped and looked like two soup plates joined at the rim, with a shallow dome on top with portholes. It rested on the ground on three spheres that acted like landing gear. He was invited inside, but declined to go. The two men climbed up some stairs to get aboard. Glowing white, the vessel zigzagged upwards, and then shot up vertically, making only a faint whistling sound. A 40-foot circle of broken bushes was left behind at the landing spot. It's possible the presence of the UFO may have caused his car to malfunction. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing APRO Bulletin, April 1955; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 116, citing Flying Saucer Review, March 1962).

1954 - A brilliant metallic sphere was witnessed at 6:30 p.m. by a witness while driving between the towns of Coire and Chur, Switzerland. The sphere maneuvered in the western sky toward Ilanz at three kilometers altitude, making sudden turns. It finally shot straight up into the sky and was gone. At 8:00 p.m. a reddish yellow disc seen over the town of Stein-Saeckingen, Switzerland for 12 minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases # 3518 & 3519; unsourced newspaper clipping dated August 25, 1954).

1957 - In Shelbyville, Indiana at 9:00 p.m. a three-meter long ovoid rose up 30 meters over a cornfield. It had lights on its periphery, and made a clanking noise. (Source: Gray Barker, Flying Saucers magazine, February 1958, p. 46; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: August-September, p. 34).

1962 - At 5:00 p.m. on the island of Bermuda radio station owner Mr. M. Sheppard, and chief announcer Mr. A. Seymour, sighted three dull-white, egg-shaped objects at 5:00 p.m. The objects wavered as they moved through the sky for 20 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8364; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 113; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1963 - A silvery disc-shaped UFO was seen by two young boys in Fort Kent, Aroostook County, Maine at 12:30 p.m. The boys' parents agreed that they must have seen something unusual. The disc passed from north to south, emitting a hum intermittently. (Sources: St. John Valley Times, August 29, 1963; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 141; APRO Bulletin, March-April 1964, p. 6).

1964 - Major D.W. Thompson and First Pilot Lt. J. F. Jonke were flying a U.S. Air Force C-124 transport plane 200 miles over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Dover, Delaware. At 12:35 a.m. they sighted a round, blurry, reddish-white object that appeared to be on a collision course with their C-124 from ahead and below. The airplane evaded the object. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 33; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52).

1965 - In Noblesville, Indiana at 10:50 p.m. the engine and radio of a car with two occupants inside died when a top-shaped object with a dome and body lights hovered over the car. The close encounter lasted for four minutes. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 249).

1966 - Three hunters, E. Beucomo, J. Zapata and J. Ramos, observed a strange glow in the forest near Barinas, Venezuela and discovered a very large, egg-shaped object, hovering stationary two meters above ground. It had large, circular openings emitting a multicolored light, and it made a whistling sound. The hunters ran away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 786).

1968 - At 13:23 p.m. in a forest 47 kilometers west-southwest of Cluj, Romania, three photographs were taken of a silvery hat-shaped object, 42-50 meters in diameter, with a structure similar to the Rex Heflin photographs from Santa Ana, California in 1965. The photographer was a 45-year-old man, along with his girlfriend, and there were two other  witnesses. It flew overhead at an estimated height of 600 meters, moving from northeast to southwest, and then reversed direction. The object finally accelerated and shot upward out of sight. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Sources: Florin Gheorghita, FSR, November 1969, p. 12; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 287).

1971 - At 6:40 a.m. a glowing white cigar, the size of a railroad car and tapered at one end, flew over in Sutherlands, South Australia. It had no wings or protuberances, and flew to the east on an even course at an estimated speed of 200 mph. (Source: A. Jenke, Australian FSR, February 1972, p. 21).

1972 - Raimundo Alvarez and Pancho Torres, two masons, were working on a roof drain at around two o'clock in the afternoon in Istapalapa, Mexico when they heard a humming sound. Next they noticed that all ordinary daytime sounds had eerily ceased, creating a "stifling" silence. About 50 yards away from them Alvarez saw two strange, eight-foot tall figures, dressed in bright silvery clothing resembling fish scales. When they got closer the two men could see that the beings were unusually broad shouldered and slender. They had round heads that were bright silver in color, with two round bumps in place of eyes, small ears, no visible mouths or noses, hands with four digits, and large webbed feet like those of ducks. They "seemed to float in air" while walking. The beings started to approach the witnesses, but just then a woman carrying a milk can came around the corner of the house, and the two creatures "flew" toward her. A great deal of dust arose from the ground; the two entitiesvanished into it and were not seen again. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1973, p. 5; FSR, November 1973, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1972-19 (A1162), citing FSR, Volume 19, # 6).

1975 - Two men, Bernard Gregory, age 19, and Patrick Labonne, age 22, were camping in a clearing in Villeneuve Loubet, Alpes Maritimes Department, France. At around 2:30 a.m. Bernard suddenly felt uneasy, and saw four luminous "forms". He called Patrick, who also saw them. Both men felt they were being observed. Afraid, they woke the rest of their friends. Suddenly all six of them saw a huge light and then a red cloud that ascended into the sky and transformed into a black, compact cigar-shaped object. The being-like forms were described as about 1.75 m in height, each with two eyes in the upper part. The forms were white in color, and they moved very slowly, like on rollers. As the witnesses walked away they looked back, and saw two of the forms in a tree. At this point the witnesses attempted to approach the beings, but were prevented by an "invisible" barrier. After the gray compact cigar-shaped object left, the grass at the site was found to be desiccated, and matted down in a spiral fashion. A white, oval-shaped stain resembling chalk was also found, but disappeared with the morning daylight. During the incident the witnesses noticed there was an unusual silence in the area, but dogs were heard barking in the distance. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1977; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case #  A1624; Alain Gamard, UFO Register, volume 7 (1978), p. 44; Albert S. Rosales, 1975 Humanoid Contact Database, citing Eric Zurcher, "Les apparitions d'humanoides", Gesag 71, ADEPS Bulletin, issue 13).

1975 - At 6:50 a.m. in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin a silver domed-disc with a transparent cupola on top, hovered 10 feet over a farm, making a buzzing noise. The silhouette of an occupant was seen inside the transparent dome. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case #  A1410, citing Wisconsin Rapids Daily Telegram, August 19, 1975). 

1978 - A large glowing disc-shaped UFO was seen in a forest near Gravigny, Eure department, France at 10:30 p.m. It flashes red, slowly ascended vertically slowly, and then made a quick 90-degree turn, finally shooting off to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1979).

1978 - A 60-foot in diameter domed disc, with an antenna with a red light on top of it, was seen in close vicinity in Port Crane, New York at 11:15 p.m. It had an arrow-like projection of light. It hovered for 30 seconds at 45 feet above the ground, causing TV interference and setting off the buzzing of a magnetic detector.  (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1978, p. 13; UNICAT, case # 136, citing IUR).

1980 - A large double cube-shaped object was seen on the ground of a Baltic Island off Estonia in the early evening. It had a sweeping beam of light. It reportedly polymorphed into a domed saucer-shaped object. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden, issue # 24).

1981 - Mrs. Schmidt and her three children saw a 25-foot octagon hover 100 feet over their driveway in Sandstone, Minnesota. It was silent, and had red and green flashing lights. (Sources: Pine City Courier, September 3, 1981; John F. Schuessler, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1982, p. 4).

1987 - Many people witnessed a disc-shaped object in Corydon, Indiana at 11:45 p.m., including the main witness, a 36-year-old woman. The UFO was black with a bulging center, and it had a bottom section with multiple orange, red and blue lights. It was described as being very large, and estimated to be about 400 meters away at an altitude of 800 feet. Its speed was slow, except when it took off. (Source: James Delehanty, field investigator, MUFONCD-Rom case file database, case # 881002).

1993 - A girl was riding her bicycle on this day in Odense, Denmark when she observed a large hovering object with four large windows on one level and another window on a second level. Behind the windows several figures could be seen moving around. As the object turned she saw three bright lights below. Nearby a normally placid pony behaved very uneasy during the encounter. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 1608, citing Tony Dodd, UFO Magazine (UK), January 1994, quoting UFO-Nyt).

1993 - A glowing UFO hovered over Wood Lake, British Columbia at 9:00 p.m. It dropped sparks, moved, then stopped and hovered, and finally continued on after five minutes. (Source: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, November 1993).

1993 - At 11:00 p.m. a young Hispanic woman phoned her neighbors and asked them to come over to her house outside Dallas, Texas immediately, because there were something strange going on in the house. One of her neighbor's, Jill, grabbed her camera and headed for the house. When Jill arrived the entire family was in a state of terror and extreme agitation. Two of the young females in the household were cowering in a corner of the living room, holding on to each other. The friend who called her sat in a chair curled into a semi-fetal position, rocking back and forth. She then pointed to the backyard. Jill looked out through a sliding glass door that led to the backyard and saw a creature with glowing red eyes, only 15 feet from the door. The being seemed to be scanning the house from left to right and top to bottom. Jill began snapping photos through the sliding glass door. At the same time the Hispanic woman heard a long ringing sound in her ears. Eventually the being disappeared. Another family member reported seeing similar beings going through doors, windows and walls the same day and two days prior. An anomalous image did appear on the developed film. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 2742, citing Internet Sightings).

1995 - In Stockport, England a glistening triangular shaped object vanished at 1:30 a.m., then two orange nocturnal lights maneuvered all over the sky for the next 10 minutes. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1996; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17374).

1995 - At 11:00 p.m. a triangle-shaped object with fireballs and various flashes was seen in Revin, Ardennes, France. Video was taken of the phenomena for seven minutes. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17375, citing Banque OVNI, issue 95).

1995 - On this night a luminous 40-foot in diameter disc-shaped craft with a row of dark windows around the center rim, hovered near a radio tower in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, causing a fluctuation in the radio station's power. Two children reportedly encountered a four-foot-tall being with red eyes and a spiny crest on its back in a nearby  park. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2184, citing Jorge Martin, UFO Magazine).

1999 - At 4:10 a.m. in Izmir, Turkey a man first observed a huge, oval-shaped craft, almost one kilometer in length, over the city; it suddenly vanished. Then a small gray egg-shaped object with small windows landed in his garden. Several small Grey humanoids exited the object and stared at the witness. One of them approached him and slowly took his hand; the being’s skin felt very soft. The humanoid then tried to pull the man's hand gently, in an attempt to escort him onboard the landed craft, but the witness refused to go. However, he reported that he felt at peace during the encounter. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 1999 web page; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 3608, citing NUFORC).

1999 - At 10:05 p.m. in Nineveh, Pennsylvania two witnesses watched as two large 30-meter long triangular objects hovered at only 30 meters altitude, only 40 meters away from them. The craft had clearly lit windows, and flew silently. They went off to the north. (Source: George Filer, Filer's Files, Volume 9, # 34, citing NUFORC).

2006 - At 1:18 a.m. in Black Point, Nova Scotia, Canada a witness first observed a simple blue nocturnal light in the sky. Several minutes later he observed a slow-moving disc-shaped object flying just over his neighbor's house, where it hovered for several minutes.(Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2006, case # 526, citing ufoinfo.com).

2007 - A brief entry of a landing and report of humanoids is contained in the British Ministry of Defence database of UFO reports for 2007. Case # 52 reports that an object or objects were seen near Streatham in London, England and that the object or objects then landed. "A person was seen and then more people were seen. A lot of phenomena." (Source: British Ministry of Defence, case # 2007-052).

2008 - A wingless silver cigar-shaped object stopped in the air over the ocean off of Cape Breton near Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada at 7:50 p.m.; it then disappeared. There were three witnesses and the sighting lasted for four minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, Canadian UFO Survey 2008, case # 611).

2009 - Camped on the top of a ridge outside of Sedro Wooley, Washington at around 1:00 a.m., a man who had previously seen a multi-colored UFO many times in the area late at night took out his binoculars and sighted an oval-shaped disc with blinking red, blue, and green lights. It was making a low-pitched, humming sound, and was hovering over a small clearing on the ridge. Through the binoculars he saw what appeared to be a porthole, and through the porthole he could see a humanoid being wearing some sort of a helmet. Frightened, the man decided to climb down off the ridge and go home. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2009 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2009 archived webpage).

2009 - In Bagshot, Surrey, England a married couple reported that at 9:45 p.m. they observed an orange-colored,  diamond or mitre hat-shaped object moving across the sky, silently.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2009 webpage, report uploaded December 12, 2009).

2010 - At around 8:00 p.m. in Evansville, Indiana a witness reported to the UFO Reporting Center that he had a close encounter with an eight-inch wide flying disc, only 20 feet away from him, which floated across the ground and then rose up into the sky. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2010 webpage, report uploaded November 21, 2010).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 17 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction attempt, aircraft UFO encounters, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, electromagnetic effects, feeling at peace emotional response to Greys suggests manipulation of emotions; Grey UFOnauts, low-level UFOs, multi-year reports from England, France and Indiana, ovoid UFOs, photographs of hat-shaped UFO, reddish-white UFO, red-eyed creatures, short UFOnauts, triangular UFOs, wavering motion, UFO on collision course with aircraft, UFO reports over the Atlantic Ocean, vehicle ignition system interference effects, vertical ascent, whistling sound, white UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson