On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 23

1947 - Two railway men, J. A. Martin and Kenneth Smith, working near Livingston, Montana saw disc-shaped machines traveling to the south in the sky just before sundown. Their speed was 40-60 mph; they glided smoothly and made no sound. They were plainly visible. (Source: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown, NJ talk April 16, 2005, p. 25).

1952 - At 4:10 a.m. USAF Lt. H. K. Funseth, a ground radar observer, and two U.S. Navy men watched an unidentified pulsing amber light fly straight and level for seven minutes outside of Akron on US Highway 224 in Atwater, Ohio. The object was pulsating in intensity from very intense to normal. They reported observing a light only, and could not discern what the object looked like. It was described as amber-orange, round, the size of a car headlamp on dim, and traveling at a speed of 200 mph. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 63; UNICAT, case # 740).

1953 - At 12:30 a.m. in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada two witnesses experienced two hours of missing time after their car had stalled in the presence of a black, 14 meter in diameter circular object, which hovered overhead. During hypnosis it emerged that telepathy was used for communication. (Source: Don Ledger, Maritime UFO Files, p. 38).

1954 - Outside of Vernon, near Paris, France a giant cigar-shaped object was observed standing on end at 1:00 a.m. It emitted a disc-shaped object, dropped in free fall, then slowed and swayed. The disc was surrounded by a red halo. Over the next 45 minutes it emitted four more discs. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 19; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 82; APRO Bulletin, January 1980, p. 5; UNICAT, case # 483).

1954 - On this day Elise Blanc approached an object that looked like an aluminum trailer in Lugrin, France. Standing close to it were two small beings dressed in silver uniforms. They made grunting sounds like pigs. The object took on a glowing, fiery color and flew away. [Note: the Airstream model of trailer, common for this period, is aluminum in color and somewhat ovoid shaped.] (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 129; Passport to Magonia, p. 208).

1955 - In Arlington, Virginia at 10:45 a.m. G.M. Park, using a 400x telescope, witnessed several orange lights moving singly and in groups, circling and stopping for 30 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1956 - The crew of an F-86 fighter jet flying at 36,000 feet over the Canadian Rockies, near Fort MacLeod, Alberta photographed in color "an intensely brilliant, oval-shaped object" that was emitting a plasma glow. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1965, p. 6; John R. Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 211).

1959 - At 9:30 p.m. a student watched a bright, pulsating ellipsoid object hover in Midland, Michigan. It made a whirring sound, was sharply outlined, and about the size of a T-33 plane. It changed color from white to  bluish-white when it shot off. (Source: John M. Windover, UFO Research Center case files, report dated June 22, 1966).

1960 - C.A. Komiske, a Boeing aeronautical engineer, sighted a dull orange, round flying object at 3:24 a.m. in Wichita, Kansas. The object had three yellow lights that came from what looked like triangular windows at the bottom. The object flew in an arc for two minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

August 23, 1960 Wichita, Kansas

Sketch for August 23, 1960 Wichita, Kansas sighting

1965 - At one o'clock in the morning Casimiro Zuk was riding his bicycle near a railroad crossing in Apostoles, Argentina when he saw a luminous object above him that circled, then landed near the tracks. It was round, five meters in diameter, and 2.5 meters high. A door opened and a man dressed like a pilot emerged, walked around, and then re-entered the object, which flew off in a spiral. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 687)

1966, Columbus, Ohio. - At seven o'clock in the evening two witnesses, Broomall and Gilpin, reported seeing a circular, luminous white object split into five objects. All five objects streaked away toward the west. The sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1967, Joyceville, Ontario - While driving from his home in Toronto to Montreal at four o'clock in the morning Stanley Moxon, age 20, saw a green light in a field ahead of him, not far from the road. He turned off his headlights and swung onto a side road to get closer. Turning his lights on again, he saw a huge greenish colored lens-shaped craft, and two somewhat bulky human-like entities about four feet tall, wearing white uniforms and helmets. They "seemed to be at work around the machine." When they were discovered, they quickly jumped into the craft, which took off silently at tremendous speed. (Sources: Toronto Telegram, August 23, 1967; Kingston Whig Standard, August 24, 1967; APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 14; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-81, citing APRO and police reports; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 869; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 264, 473).

1967 - Two young men, Ricardo Hurtado and Antonio Piedra, in Caracas, Santa Monica district, Venezuela heard a noise like "horses galloping" in their kitchen. They encountered two small beings who when discovered left hurriedly. There were no lights on in the room and their details could not be discerned very well, but they did not believe the visitors could have been children.(Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 13).

1967 - In Kolmarden, Sodermanland, Sweden a 15-year-old boy and girl, Erik and Inga, were walking together in the evening when they saw a reddish glow descend into the woods at 8:00 p.m. When they reached an abandoned cabin they saw a conical light beam cast onto its wall, and the red light re-appeared. Alarmed by this, they walked to the home of the boy's sisters, where they found a round, brightly luminous object hovering about 13 feet in the air. Then they heard a whistling sound and footsteps, and finally a little being jumped out from behind some bushes, 35 feet away. The being was 4 feet 4 inches tall, and its face was at first completely in shadow. Then it jerkily raised its head and arms, holding a box from which a short tube protruded. Its head was very large, covered by hair or a helmet. It had large dark eyes, and a nose and mouth that together formed an "X." It was bowlegged, and around each ankle was a brilliant, white glowing wire. The witnesses ran for home. The next day at the site the boy found some apples that had been broken apart, some of them with the marks of five fingernails or claws on the broken surface. Other apples were coated with a foul smelling slime. Also found outside the house were deep, odd footprints, 6 inches long and with three-toe marks. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-82, citing K. Gosta Rehn, APRO and Sven Schalin; Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 712; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 870, citing APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967).

1967 - At 10:15 p.m. a 19-year-old teenager riding on a motocycle two miles north of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada was chased by a red UFO with a vertical stripe down the middle.  It followed him two miles down a twisting country road. The motorcycle engine "coughed", but did not stall. He felt heat, and heard a loud whistle sound. (Sources: Lacombe Globe, August 23, 1967; Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, Autumn 1967, p. 10; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 36)

1971 - A yellow light approached a car being driven by a Sr. Rodriguez, age 34, in Nuez, Zamora province, Spain at 12:30 a.m. It was disc shaped and also had red and white lights, and was four meters in diameter. His car's electrical system failed when the object approached.The light vanished, then reappeared 15 meters away, then moved off behind some trees. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 145, citing Jose-Tomas Ramirez y Barbero, Stendek, December 1971, p. 16).

1971 - At around 4 p.m. on highway D1 southeast of Verteillac, Dordogne, France a huge metallic disc-shaped UFO was spotted as it rose from behind some trees. It stopped in midair and dropped back down again. Nothing was found on the ground when the area was searched. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 123).

1976 - Dean Anderson was cutting grass on a golf course in Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin at 4:15 a.m. when he saw a large orange craft drop down into a culvert behind the road. Anderson stopped his lawn mower. Two figures emerged from a door in the craft and floated down to the ground on a “band of light.” The craft then took off. Both figures carried flashlights 3 feet long. They came up to Mr. Anderson and one of the beings extended his hand, which the witness shook. He said, “We come in peace. I am Sunar from Jupiter. This is Treena; she comes from Saturn.” The witness shook Treena’s hand while Sunar allegedly explained that they were here on a scientific mission, gathering specimens. Treena took off her outer spacesuit, and appeared in a close fitting, light green one-piece suit; the top was of “some glistening metallic material,” but the pants were dull. She also wore slippers. Her skin was light tan, her eyes blueish gray, and she had shoulder length hair. She was 5’2” tall. Sunar did most of the talking; he had copper colored skin, and said he was over 200 years old. The witness was told that the man he had chased on a previous closer encounter was Muton, from Mars, and that Sunar had once met Baha’u”llah, the founder of the Baha’i religion. After about 20 minutes of conversation, Treena put her spacesuit back on, and gave Anderson an envelope made of yellow nylon cloth, which she asked him not to open for nine days. The craft returned, and the two UFOnauts ascended to it on a beam of light. The craft was estimated to be 30 feet wide at the bottom, and 60 feet high. As soon as daylight allowed, the witness photographed the footprints of Treena and Sunar in the dirt. Later, upon opening the envelope, the witness found a gold-colored, engraved amulet inside. There is no mention of what he did with it, or whether he still has it. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-64; Keta Steebs, Sturgeon Bay Advocate, March 31, 1977; Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 66).

1976 - At 4:10 a.m. three diamond-shaped objects zig-zagged over a cement plant in Haney, British Columbia. They emitted red laser-like beams of light, and flew off rapidly to the west. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11832, citing FSR).

1978 - A young motorist reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown as he encountered several tall humanoids with human features near Santiago, Chile. The beings were wearing helmets and standing on the roadway. Two other motorists also reported seeing similar beings. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 1017, citing Marcen Journal, Volume 2, number 2).

1978 - On this night on the highway between La Serena and Coquimbo, Chile a UFO was seen by two motorists. Inside the craft were two figures wearing a kind of helmet similar to those used by miners; the helmets were luminous. (Source:David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1956).

1978 - On this night in Penalva, Maranhao State, Brazil a witness saw three medium-sized humanoid figures in a field. They were wearing silvery, loose-fitting coveralls, and round translucent helmets with what appeared to be face coverings or "plates". The humanoids were encased in an eerie glow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing Antonio Faleiro).

1978 - At 8:15 a.m. in the Baltic Sea 40 nautical miles off of Cape Hel a Polish vessel had radar malfunction and TV interference when it encountered a red ball of light in the sky. The crew reported a strange smell, one man's leg was paralyzed, he felt nauseous, and lost consciousness. (Source: Mark Cashman, Project 1947 website, EM effects).

1980 - At 4:08 a.m. two mining students camping in the mountains near Beijing, China saw an object emitting white light and traveling on an irregular course. It looked like a crescent-shaped portion of a disc of the Moon. (Source: Anthony Lee, FSR, March 1983, p. 24; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 218).

1981 - At 12:30 a.m. four witnesses on a boat near Malibu Beach, California saw an arrowhead/fish-shaped object with white, red, and green lights. It illuminated the ocean and made a humming sound as it flew slowly overhead. (Source: Richard H. Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1982, p. 13).

1987 - Fifteen witnesses in Corydon, Indiana, including five UFO field investigators, shot a video of an orange, flare-like light with a small red light flying in tandem at 9:30 p.m. The lights were also viewed through binoculars as they flew away to the east. (Francis Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 109).

1988 - At 4:30 a.m. a 30-year-old man was on his way to work, driving west on M-72 in Harrisville, Michigan when he noticed bright lights coming toward him. It turned out to be a multi-colored, domed disc-shaped object. When even driving in the same direction of the object it moved slowly to the east, then turned gently and moved off to the south. The sighting lasted several minutes. (Source: Shirley Coyne, MUFON case files, case # 890610C).

1989 - On this evening in Gulf Breeze, Florida a white or silver delta-shaped object, an estimated 70 feet on a side, passed low overhead. At 9:30 p.m. in Navaree Beach, Florida a 30-year-old couple in a condo on the beach, watching stars, saw lights over the Gulf of Mexico going slow, stopping, changing direction upward, and then finally slowly going out of view. (Sources: Dan R. Wright, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1989, p. 6, citing Rex & Carol Salisberry).

1993 - Near Titusville, Pennsylvania a plate-shaped UFO was observed near some pine trees for 20 minutes. Several observers watched it rise into a cloud formation. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16153, citing UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1993).

1995 - While watching a carnival air display in Weymouth, Dorset, England at noon three police detectives spotted a motionless, metallic sphere hanging high in the sky. It appeared to reflect the sunlight, and was seen for several minutes. (Source: Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 11).

1995 - At 11:50 p.m. three witnesses driving on a highway in Louisville, Kentucky sighted a donut-shaped UFO by the highway. It was not clear if it was on the ground or just hovering above it. It was still there on their return drive-by 10 minutes later. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17383, citing NUFORC).

1996 - In Chelsea, Victoria, Australia two glowing objects flew overhead next to each other; they exchanged blue beams of light. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17397).

1997 - At 1:30 in the afternoon in Roseburg, Oregon a large silver disc-shaped object flew overhead. Seen for 30 minutes. Colors move on bottom of object. Makes small jumps, shoots away fast. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 2, number 36).

1999 - At 2:20 p.m. in the city of Ozark, Missouri police reported that a 300 meter long disc hovered over a patrol car. Their police radio experienced interference at 155.65 Mhz. The disc went off toward the northwest and then up. (Source: George A. Filer, Filer's Files, volume 9, issue 38).

2003 - In Midland, Michigan two witnesses saw two metallic discs at a high altitude, actually chasing each other in the middle of the afternoon. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2003 archived web page).

2003 - Three witnesses driving through farmland at 6:45 p.m. north-northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba sighted a three-meter wide, gray or silver disc-shaped object with bulging black windows. It hovered, tilted, then shot past the cars on the highway. The center of the object was silver center, and it had darker colored chrome balls, disks, or windows around the middle of it. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 426).

2004 - The witness was driving east on Interstate I-185 in Greenville, South Carolina at around 11:10 p.m. when he saw a transparent triangle-shaped object fly over. "It was kind of fuzzy on the edges as the transparency did not go all the way to the edge. There was no sound and there was no emitted light." Shortly after a cousin who had missed the first sighting saw a smaller hovering triangle that appeared in the sky and headed southeast.  (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 96).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aluminum colored UFOs, blue beams, bulky humanoids, disc-shaped UFOs, footprints, hovering, multi-year reports from Michigan, orange UFOs, ovoid UFOs, photo of UFO with plasma glow, physiological effects: sensation of heat, radio interference, short humanoids, silver uniforms, tall humanoids, UFOs with triangular windows, unintelligible language, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, vertical ascent, whistling sound, yellow UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson