On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 22

1909 - The night after a similar sighting, a torpedo shaped object with searchlights was seen again at ten p.m. in Colebrook, Tasmania, Australia. (Source: Keith Roberts, Australasian Ufologist, January 2001, p. 43).

1949 - In Alaska, a scientist on Tigvariak Island sighted six disc-shaped object flying in a circular formation, making a whining sound. A seventh disc then was seen weaving through the sky. They went from the northeast to the southwest. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949, p. 42).

1953 - On this day a silver cigar-shaped object descended from the clouds over East Bolton, Quebec, Canada. It stopped near the ground, making an odd noise, then shot up vertically. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3116, citing APRO Bulletin, November 1953).

1954 - In East Chicago, Indiana on this day two refinery workers sighted a crescent-shaped object that darted all over the sky above the oil refinery were they worked for two minutes. It flew at an estimated altitude of 2,500 feet and left going south. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 155).

1955 - Casa Blanca, near Riverside, California. At two o'clock in the afternoon some children were playing in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas when they observed a hovering object that disappeared and reappeared as a spinning disc with curved lines radiating from it. Other objects, silvery and semitransparent, soon appeared and were seen by all of the children. They made musical sounds as they vanished and reappeared. One of them landed, and a creature the size of a four-year-old child, transparent and wearing a belt with a bright disc on it, was seen nearby. Another creature appeared and spoke to one of the boys. All the children experienced visions of the object and the creatures, as well as "arms" which appeared to beckon to them. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, September-October 1967, p. 16; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia; A Century of Landings, p. 251, case 373).

1955 - One of the most famous humanoid reports ever, came to a conclusion on this date at the Sutton farm in Kelly, near Hopkinsville, Kentucky. After the police had searched the Sutton farm and found no creatures, they left and at two a.m. the little “men” returned, with at least one of them putting its “little clawed hands” up on the window screen. Again they were fired at with rifles without apparent effect. The last of the creatures was seen about half an hour before sunrise. No ground traces of the creatures' presence could be found anywhere during the search that occurred later that same day. (Sources: Isabel L. Davis & Ted Bloecher, Close Encounters at Kelly and Others of 1955; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1955-18).

1956 - From the bedroom a witness in Turlock, California saw an orange-red ovoid UFO fluttering up behind the garage at 10:50 p.m. It went away quickly. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September 1956).

1957 - Cecil Naval Air Station, Florida. At 3:40 p.m. a black, bell-shaped object bearing two bright, white lights at the top and maeasuring 15 meters in diameter was chased by a civilian named Sheetz in his car until the car engine stalled. The object then started hovering just three meters away. The underside of the machine resembled a disc with fins. When a jet aircraft took off from the nearby U.S. Navy airfield, the object went out of sight almost instantaneously. The car battery was found to be completely dead.There was no helicopter in the area, although the two witnesses compared the noise made by the object to that of a helicopter. (Souces: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia; A Century of Landings,  p. 257, case 399, citing Project Blue Book; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 239; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 7).

1962 - In Kingsford Heights, Indiana at 8:30 p.m. two families watched a hat-shaped domed disc that made a whirring noise. The seven witnesses viewed the UFO for almost an hour. (Sources: Orvil R. Hartle, A Carbon Experiment, p. 167; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 11).

1966 - On this night the crew of a USAF F-102 witnessed a silver, dragon-shaped UFO that hovered over Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. (Source: James Moseley, Saucer News, December 1966, p. 32, citing London Daily Telegraph, August 23, 1966).

1966 - A landing with ground marks occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. in Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana and was witnessed by two families, including the Brockleys. (Source: Flying Saucers, September 1972, p. 36).

1966 - On this night in Malvern, Arkansas local residents reported seeing an eight-foot tall creature. The "thing" was humanoid in shaped, and changed color from red to orange to yellow. A witness named Mr. Niles reportedly snapped a picture of the "thing" from his window as it passed by his house. This humanoid encounter occurred six days after several UFOs had been seen in the area. (Sources: Malvern (AR) Daily Record, August 23, 1966; John A. Keel, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, p. 145; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966, case # 2583, citing John Keel).

1968 - At 5:40 p.m. two men, Smith and Gardin, were flying in a Piper Navajo for Murchison Air 130 miles east of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia when they spotted a luminous white UFO. It emitted six smaller cigar-shaped "satellite objects." When the pilot Capt. Gordon Smith reported their sighting to the Kalgourlie communication centre their radio stopped working, but it came back after the UFOs gathered together, and shot off at high speed.(Sources: FSR, March 1979, p. 9; NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1969, p. 1; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 144; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 13,119).

1969 - After Mrs. Joyce Vellacca and her husband reported seeing a multicolored UFO maneuvering over South Akron, Ohio she decided to lie down on the sofa for a short nap. She had scarcely stretched out when a big gust of wind swept through a window and blew the curtains out. Mrs. Vellacca got up to close the window and became frozen in place, literally unable to move. Furthermore, standing on the other side of the window was a woman staring back at her. The woman was well proportioned with beautiful long dark chestnut hair. But the woman had no discernible features where her face would be. Oddly, when Mrs. Vellacca recovered from her frozen immobility, the visitor had vanished. She rushed outside and turned on all the floodlights to illuminate the area, but could see nothing unusual. Then there came a high-pitched whine similar to that of a motorcycle, except that when a motorcycle reaches its highest velocity there is a loud roar, and none was heard. Instead, the noise gained in shrill frequency until it was no longer heard. The dogs in the neighborhood were raising a great rumpus. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, citing Brinsley LePoer Trench, Mysterious Visitors: The UFO Story).

1972 - On this day or the day before, at 4:30 a.m. Mrs. Doris Muthwa and her 12-year-old daughter were drawing water from a river in Roosboom, Natal, South Africa when she looked up and saw what first looked like a man in a white suit, who appeared to be was smoking a cigarette, but then the smoke became a big fire. "There was a bright light shining from his chest which went pink and blue," Mrs. Muthwa said. She estimated that the figure was more than 11 feet tall. She felt an electric shock in his presence, and added, "He must have been emitting some kind of electricity, because it felt just like when I touch the [electric] iron and my body goes all jerky." Suddenly, the giant apparition shot into the sky and disappeared. The woman and her daughter ran from the spot, spilling the water in their flight. (Sources: Philipp J. Human, FSR, November-December 1972, p. 17, citing the Natal Mercury, August 22, 1972; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-21).

1974 - A young woman, Kimberle Lenz, and her brother were abducted while driving on a road near Boulder, Colorado at about 1:30 a.m. The abduction experience lasted two hours, and involved missing time and physiological effects. R. Leo Sprinkle investigated the case and performed the hypnotic regression on the witnesses. Some kind of levitation force was used which pulled the witnesses in the car forward. Grey humanoid beings approached their stopped car from a field. They were made to touch a black box, which caused them to lose consciousness. Under hypnosis it emerged that the beings communicated with them using telepathy; they were curious about human emotions. When the abductees attempted to engage in resistance, they experienced pain. (Sources: R. Leo Sprinkle, APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 8; R. Leo Sprinkle, MUFON Conference Proceedings: 1980, p. 59; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 86, citing the 1981 Rocky Mountain Conference, p. 62).

1975 - At 11:30 p.m. two young men were making a bulk newspaper delivery between Boulogne and Lille by motorbike when they were followed briefly by an unknown "vehicle" in the vicinity of St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais, France. A short distance further they saw a light in a field a few hundred meters from the road. They stopped to look, and they could see an ovoid object on the ground, lit from within by a yellowish white light. It was approximately 3-4 meters long, and to its right were two human forms about two meters tall that stood side by side. The figures were completely illuminated by the light from the object, so none of their features could be made out. The figures began walking very quickly toward the young men. Frightened, they took off on the motorbike and continued their journey. Several kilometers further on they saw the object ascend into the sky at an angle. Perhaps because of their astonishment and fear, they were unable to locate the exact site of their experience when they went back with investigators later. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1975-40, citing Joel Mesnard & Jean Marie Bigorne).

1975 - At 11:45 p.m., while driving between Castronuno and Pollos in Valladolid province, Spain three men spotted a white transparent light that hovered over the road ahead of them. The car's engine died, but the headlights continued to work. When the ball of light, which was four meters in diameter, finally moved slowly off the road to the left, the engine could be restarted. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, April 1977, p. 27).

1978 - Ten years to the day after the Kalgoorlie, Western Australia aerial encounter of 1968 another nearly identical incident transpired, again over Western Australia. Flying from Adelaide to Perth a Murchison Air Services airliner encountered a large cigar-shaped object that flew ahead of the airliner. An opening appeared in the object, and smaller UFOs emerged and maneuvered around it, then reentered, and the UFO finally shot off at tremendous speed. When the large object emitted the smaller satellite objects the aircraft's radio failed until the small objects had re-entered and the parent object had sped away. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 23; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 23,124).

1978 - On this night at 9:30 p.m. three hunters near Coronel Dorrego, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina heard strange noises, then smelled a sulphur odor. They next saw a circular UFO with a black center and white edges, and giving off blue reflections, only 100 meters away from them. They jumped in their car to drive away, but suddenly found themselves 50 meters away, with the car facing the other way. This suggests that they experienced a period of missing time lasting at least several minutes, but from the account no one appears to have investigated this further. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1978, p. 14, translating a newspaper article from Cronica, August 25, 1978).

1978 - On the same night as the hunters' close encounter experience in Argentina, several guests were having dinner outdoors at a resort on top of a cliff in Southampton, Bermuda. They saw what first appeared to them to be a helicopter approaching. When the UFO got closer it shone a blood red spotlight on the witnesses, and they now realized that what they were seeing was really a 30-foot in diameter disc-shaped object. The craft had brightly lit rectangular windows around its perimeter. The main witness and several of the other guests could now see several Grey figures that appeared to be waving at them; one of the beings stared directly at one of the witnesses. After about a minute the silent craft flew out over the ocean and disappeared. At this point, several military jets appeared and appeared to give pursuit to the object. Later that night, at around 5:00 a.m., the wife of the main witness woke up and was startled to see a short figure standing in their room. The figure raised one hand, waved, then lept right out the balcony window, a distance of about 10 feet, never touching the rail. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3618, citing NUFORC).

1980 - In eastern Texas a UFO abduction occurred when a car was levitated inside of a hovering circular craft. Meagan Elliott was driving at 12:40 a.m. with her young daughter Renee in the early morning hours, on a desolate road near Lake Fork Reservoir, Wood County, Texas when her car radio became garbled and she heard a loud electrical noise, then her car headlights dimmed. The vehicle was suddenly lifted off the road, and they found themselves in a bright circular room, still inside the car, which sat on the flat metallic bottom of the hovering craft. A voice in her head told her to get out of the car, but she refused to move. Next, a small putty colored humanoid being with a large bard heald, his feet encased in mist, appeared and forced open the car door. He then forced Meagan and Renee to follow him. He was described as having huge oval eyes, no body hair, a broad flat nose, and a small slit for a mouth. Both of them were then clamped down on metallic tables, and their bodies were probed by two humanoids using different types of tools and a scanning device. Before being returned to the car and lowered to the ground, they said they were fed various colored pills. Under hypnosis, Meagan recalled extensive communication with the beings. They made the disturbing statement that the Earth "was a fearful planet with a tendency for annihilation." She also recalled being shown seven characters, which represented the name of the place they came from, it sounded like "Asterisk", but she said she could not pronounce it correctly. (Sources: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 308; MUFON UFO Journal, January 1982, p. 3 & February 1984, p. 14; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 146; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 411, citing Richard H. Hall).

1980 - That night at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico three Sandia Facility guards saw a nocturnal light maneuvering at high speeds over the nuclear weapons facility. (Source: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 225).

1986 - In Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England a lone witness reported encountering a 60 foot diameter ovoid object, beaming light at 50 feet altitude, at 10:45 p.m. There were lights on the sides of the UFO. Repeater witness. (Source: Robert Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case # 1617).

1988 - At around one o'clock in the morning an abduction experience occurred at a campsite near Athens, Maine. Two people were tent camping when a disc-shaped object landed nearby and emitted a white light. Next, a red ball exited the object and seemed to scout around their campsite. After that, a "veil of lights" entered their tent, and they experienced 45 minutes of missing time. Reportedly the event has caused a profound change in their philosophy of life. (Sources: Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1992, p. 15, citing Field Investigator DeSimone, case # 920305E; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14721, citing MUFON).

1988 - A red ball of light (BOL) with white lines and a light on one side circled the valley of the farming community of Monroe City, Indiana. (Source: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, December 1993).

1990 - A green cone-shaped object landed on a farm in Ebenezer, Prince Edwards Island, Canada at ten o'clock in the evening. It sat there and glowed for two hours, but vanished when witnesses attempted to approach. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15237, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 303).

1992 - A witness in Greenwood, Indiana reported one hour of missing time after witnessing several lights in the sky at 10:30 p.m. (Source: Paul Ferrughelli, Computer Catalog of UFO Reports, 1988-94, citing Francis L. Ridge).

1999 - At 4:30 a.m. an 87-year-old woman saw a large, delta-shaped object buzz over her home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A blue beam came down, illuminated her yard. She then experienced a three minute period of missing time. (Source: George A. Filer, Filer's Files, volume 9, issue 38).

1999 - On this afternoon Michelle and a friend were hiking on a remote trail called the Ice Age Trail near Lodi, Wisconsin when she became separated from her friend and went ahead. In a short while she saw a flash of motion ahead, perhaps some 50 feet away. It was a blue-gray figure moving along the trail toward her. His first impression was that it was someone dressed in a blue jacket, but abruptly the blue figure glided off the trail to her right, disappearing behind some trees. It did not seemed to be walking, but displayed a smooth gliding motion. Before it glided away the blue figure seemed to change directions. As it turned she noticed a long blue plume of something, waving from behind its head. Startled, she turned to her companion who had come up behind her, and told him what she had seen. They both walked ahead to investigate the point on the path where it had vanished into the bushes, but found nothing unusual. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Weird Wisconsin).

2004 - Driving home at 1:00 p.m. from her birthday party in Woodbury, Connecticut a teenager with her mother saw a disc-shaped object with a slight dome on top hovering at a very high altitude; the sun gleamed off its metallic surface. Because her mother responded sarcastically to her statement that she had sighted a UFO, she turned to argue, and when she looked back it was gone. (Sources: George A. Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 7).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aerial encounters involving radio interference, animal reactions: dogs barking, bedroom visitation, blue beams, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, faceless human-looking humanoid, giants or apparitions of giants, Grey humanoids, hovering, high-pitched whine, levitation, missing time, multi-year reports from Indiana and Western Australia, ovoid UFOs, short humanoids, tall humanoids, telepathy, transparent UFO occupants, UFO near nuclear weapons facility, vehicle EM ignition interference effect, vertical ascent, visions.

© Donald A. Johnson