On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 25th

1950 - 250 miles southwest of Bermuda over the Atlantic Ocean (29.67º N, 67.47º W). At 8:00 p.m. radarman S/Sgt. William Shaffer, flying in a B-29, picked up an unidentified radar blip. The B-29 followed the unidentified target, then passed it at one-quarter-mile distance, whereupon the target followed them for the next five minutes. It passed the B-29 and sped away. A blue streak was seen in the sky three minutes later. Total time of tracking: 20 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1951 - At 9:10 p.m. four Texas Tech professors--Robinson, Oberg, Ducker, and George--in a backyard in Lubbock, Texas saw the "Lubbock Lights", a string of perhaps 50 beads of light in a semi-circle or wing shape, which passed over from north to south. They were seen again less than one hour later. (Sources: Project Grudge Report #2, December 1951, p. 31; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume I, p.  131; Michael David Hall, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt: Summer of the Saucers--1952, p. 30).

1951 - In Albuquerque, New Mexico Sandia Base Security Guard Hugh Young and his wife sighted a huge flying wing-shaped craft pass over their heads at 9:58 p.m. at an estimated 800 to 1,000-feet altitude. The craft made no sound. Its size was estimated as 1.5 times the wingspan of a B-36 bomber, or 350 feet. It had dark, chordwise stripes on the underside, and 6-8 pairs of soft, glowing lights on the trailing edge of "wing". Its speed was estimated at 300-400 m.p.h., object seen for about 30 seconds. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case # 479; Kevin D. Randall, The UFO Casebook, p. 56).

1952 - At Holloman AFB, New Mexico around 3:40 p.m., civilian supervisor Fred Lee and foreman L.A. Aquilar saw a round silver object fly south, turn and fly north, then make a 360-degree turn and shoot up vertically after 3-5 minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns, UNICAT, case # 741).

1952 - In Pittsburg, Kansas at 5:35 a.m. radio station musician William Squyres saw a dull aluminum object, shaped like two meat platters, face to face. The object was hovering about 10 feet above the ground, 100 yards off the road, with a slight rocking motion. He estimated its size at 75-feet long, 45-feet wide, and 15-feet thick. The head and shoulders of a man could be seen through a window in the front section, through which a blue light shone. The midsection had numerous windows through which could be seen some type of regular movement. A series of small propellers were arranged along the outer edge of the object spaced close together, revolving at high speed. It ascended vertically with a sound like a large covey of quail starting to fly at the same time. Vegetation showed signs of having been disturbed under the object. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, January 1958, p. 24; The Hynek UFO Report, p. 200; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case # 292).

August 25, 1952 Pittsburg, Kansas

Sketch of August 25, 1952 Pittsburg, Kansas sighting

1955 - Four teenagers in a car in Greenhills, Ohio saw a creature with a luminous body, standing near a fireplug. (Source: Leonard Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 64; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 252).

1959 - At around eleven o'clock in the morning near Hagen, Werdehl-Eveking, Germany Lutz Holtmann began walking toward a bright object he had seen in the forest, but he fainted when he got close to it. When he regained consciousness he saw it silently take off in a vertical ascent. He described the UFO as round with tripod landing gear and two rows of bright openings. It was about 30 meters in diameter. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 496;Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, both citing UFO Nachrichten, October 1959).  

1960 - On this afternoon an agriculture student named Nielsen was sucked up into a flying saucer in Halmstad, Sweden. He lost consciousness; when he came to he found himself on a bed in a room with light-emitting walls. A man wearing coveralls apologized to him in Swedish. He was then taken to an underground base. (Source: Flying Saucer Review, April 1963, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0503).

1961 - On or about this date five persons riding in a car near Toulouse, France observed a luminous, yellow sphere, 8 meters in diameter, that was flying about 10 meters above the road. It had horizontal and vertical bands of darker tone that gave the impression of windows. The UFO flew up and away very fast when the car reached town. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 523).

1964 - A silvery gray object with a dome on top, blinking red lights, a solid white light, and lights on the rim was sighted at close range by four boys in Littleton, Massachusetts at 9:30 p.m. It hovered with a fluttering motion near the ground, then finally shot off at high speed. The witnesses were able to approach to within 500 feet of the craft before it left. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation file, report dated August 29, 1964).

Littleton, Massachusetts Close Encounter - 1964

Sketch of Littleton, Massachusetts CE-I - 1964 encounter

1964 - An hour later in Lynn, Massachusetts another witness, 17-year-old Richard Pratt, heard a whistling sound and sighted a second domed disc. It was described as a silvery oval twenty feet in diameter, with a soft white glow and a lighted rim. It descended to below the treetops, only 300 feet away from the witness. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation file, report dated August 31, 1964; NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1964; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 622).622 Aug. 25, 1964 Lynn (Massachusetts). 

Lynn, Massachusetts Close Encounter - 1964

Sketch of Lynn, Massachusetts CE-I - 1964 encounter

1965 - At three o'clock in the morning Zoilo Campos Aguilar, a night watchman, observed an object very close to the ground in Terreon, Mexico for 38 minutes. It was semi-oval shaped with a powerful yellow-orange light and left rapidly toward the south with a double trail. The apparent diameter was that of the full moon. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 688, citing Otto Binder) .

1965 - At 10:10 a.m. a red object shaped like a plate with two antennae on top and emittting fire and smoke through two openings in its lower section, shook a school building as it allegedly landed on the roof in Callao, Peru. Faculty and students at the Santa Leonor College observed the craft when it rose from the building, spinning and emitting red light beams as it flew off to the northeast. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1967; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 689).

1966 - On this day a domed, disc-shaped craft made complex, high speed maneuvers over Malibu, California. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 152).

1967 - At 4:00 p.m. in Eldon, Missouri an ovoid object flew slowly and silently to the southwest at 800 feet altitude. Two witnesses in a car attempted to follow it, but it tilted and vanished. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, FSR Case Histories, December 1971, p. 9).

1967 - In Catia la Mar, Venezuela three large-sized disc-shaped objects were seen to emerge from the sea at five o'clock in the afternoon by Ruben Norato, after he observed a "precipitous movement of the water." (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 872, citing NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968).

1967 - Shortly after 11:00 p.m. a round, hazy mass of orange-red light, about a quarter of a mile away, was sighted by two witnesses in Rising Brook, Staffordshire, England. It was estimated to be about 60 feet in diameter, and at a maximum height of 300-400 feet from the ground. It hovered, then moved slowly to the south, stopped, and then moved back again. It made no sound. (Source: Roger H. Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs Unidentified Undeniable, p. 7).

1968 - In Aldaya, Valencia, Spain Juan Gazcon del Toro, age 44, was riding his bicycle home from work at 8:00 p.m., and was crossing a cultivated field when, as he turned a bend, saw a silvery gray object on the ground resting on four legs. Next to the object stood two short beings; the witness bicycled closer to the object, stopped 40 meters away from it, and then looked at it more closely. The craft had a small dome with an antennae on top, and an open door from which a silvery ladder extended to the ground. Both beings wore helmets with visors from which a rubber hose like protrusion was apparently connected to their chest area. They also wore wide belts and small boots, and their outfits were white in color. The beings stood by the object ignoring the witness, so he pedalled his bicycle away from the site and did not watch the object depart. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos & Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia De los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis, p. 83; Albert S. Rosales, 1968 Humanoid Contact Database, case # 95, citing Ballester Olmos Olmos & Fernandez Peri; UNICAT, case # 493).

1971 - Feeling a compulsion to go to a certain place, Paul de Brescia walked to an isolated wooded area near Grasse, France. In a clearing he encountered two very tall humanoids, about 1.85 meters in height with well-proportioned bodies and long blond hair. They wore tight-fitting bluish metallic coveralls with wide white belts and white gloves. The witness felt a sense of compassion and understanding emanating from the humanoids. The humanoids approached him and communicated in French, telling him that they had come from the star system of Vega. They were here on a mission to attempt to persuade humanity to change its ways. After more conversation one of the humanoids gave Paul something resembling a piece of chocolate, which he ate, he became drowsy and later woke up in his apartment, suffering a complete amnesia of the event. He was only able to recall the incident on a later date. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1971, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).

1972 - Steve Cleveland, a carnival worker from Eau Claire, Wisconsin called radio station WLS in Chicago to report that as he had been sitting on his suitcase outside of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin at around 2:00 a.m. hoping to hitch a ride to Eau Clare, when he had seen "a huge ship" come down in a nearby field, out of which came two beings about five feet tall. They took some samples of the vegetation and got back into the object, which then lifted off. He said he observed the phenomenon for 15 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-22, citing APRO Bulletin, November-December 1973).

1976 - At 2:30 a.m. a 10-year-old boy in Blissfield, Michigan got up to go to the bathroom. When he looked out the window he saw a deep orange luminous globe blinking on and off and slowly zigzagging in the sky. He watched it for 10-15 minutes, feeling a “pull” from it. Then when it blinked he suddenly found himself inside it, where two greenish beings sat with their arms over a table with little black knobs. They were busy manipulating the knobs while a third being stood in front of the boy. The third entity was about an inch taller than the boy. The beings appeared not to have any eyes, nose, mouth, or neck, and instead of fingers they had pincers like a crayfish. They had two small projections on the top of their heads. Their legs did not end in feet, and when they walked it sounded like "a wooden legged pirate.” The skin on their cheeks and arms was bumpy and rough like an alligator, and there were scales on their bodies. They did not utter words, but “hummed like Morse code.” After what seemed like about five seconds the boy found himself back in his house, and ran upstairs. Later that same night, at about five a.m., his 11-year old sister awoke and saw a blue light outside her window. (Sources: Dr. Ron Westrum, CUFOS case files, report dated November 12, 1976; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1976-65, citing Ron Westrum).

1976 - At shortly after 8:00 p.m. a silver disc-shaped object hovered over the Tappan Zee Bridge in South Nyack, New York for 10 minutes. It then ascended, and flew away to the east. There were several other sightings in Westchester County. (Source: John Wallace Spencer,  UFO Yearbook, p. 91)

1977 - At 10:30 a.m. a driver described as a very reliable man was driving along a highway in Lluchmayor Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain when he saw a very small (35 cm) object in the road directly ahead of him. It was too late to stop the car, and he knocked the "bowling pin shaped" thing down and ran it over, "feeling an intense sensation that he had killed a living being." Investigation at the site disclosed a circular wet stain. About two weeks earlier, there had been a UFO sighting at Palma de Mallorca. No UFO was associated with this incident. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1977-46, citing Ignacio Darnaude & Antonio Moya Cerpa).

1977 - Many witnesses in Montjoly, Finistere, France watched a noctural light rise from the sea at 9:30 p.m. It was seen a second time at 11:02 p.m. It zigzagged to the west, and was completely silent. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 340).

1978 - A young couple in Villa Carlos Paz, Entre Rios, Argentina was pursued by a UFO that gave off a yellow light with violet flashes and left a brilliant trail. It made a high-pitched humming sound like jet turbines, and made two turns over their vicinity. To get away they hid in an abandoned house. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 16, citing Cronica, September  27, 1978).

1979 - In Villenueve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne department, France a 10-meter in diameter disc-shaped UFO paced a car at 11:20 a.m. for two minutes, and then stopped low over a field. No traces were found. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, October 1979).

1979 - A 25-year-old administrator and two of his companions on Balsam Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin watch a shiny metallic disc oscillating in the sky in a falling leaf motion for seven minutes. It stopped, rose up, circled, and then went off towards the northeast. That night in Hudon, Wisconsin four more people, including a 40-year-old salesman, witnessed a disc-shaped UFO for five minutes. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1979, p. 4).

1981 - Two women, Chinigo and Gudaitis, driving in a car on a rural road in Killingly, Connecticut at 9:15 p.m. saw two bright lights, then a lopsided hexagonal shaped object that followed their car through several turns. (Sources: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1982, p. 7; John F. Schuessler, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1982, p. 4, citing Norwich Bulletin, August 27, 1981).

1988 - In Dal'negorsk in the Far East of Russia a dull white hemisphere rose up from near the ground behind a house at 11:00 p.m. It was surrounded by a fog or mist. The object then was seen emitting a beam of light. It remained present for two hours. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 123).

1989 - Driving north on 9th Avenue in Pensacola, Florida close to Olive Road a 20-year-old woman reported sighting a white, rectangular object flying just above the trees about half a mile away. She turned left on another road to get a better view, but could not see because trees were blocking here view.  She went back to the point of her first view, but the object had gone. The sighting lasted 30 seconds. (Source: Carol & Rex Salisberry, MUFON UFO CD-Rom Database of Reports, case # 891007d).

1991 - At 10:00 p.m. a 64-year-old farmer in Muriti, near the city of Paraipaba, Ceara State, Brazil saw a ball of light with two smaller BOLs to one side of it. All three objects moved slowly east to west. Three of the farmer's neighbors came outside to see the UFOs as well. The objects stopped, and then moved toward the four witnesses, then finally blinked out. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 52, citing Bob Pratt).

1992 - Beginning at 9:51 p.m. a group of four witnesses in Durant, Oklahoma watched a cone-shaped UFO with light beams that swung in the sky in a pendulum motion. The UFO was blue on top, yellow in the middle, and white on the bottom. The first witness, age 65, saw the light outside through a window through some trees. "It moved fast from one position to another." The first witness called the others to come out, who viewed it for about 30 minutes until they got tired of watching. (Source: Dennis W. Stacy, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1993, p. 20).

1993 - In Moliets-et-Maa, Landes, France a 30 meter long, silent gray "cloud" rotated in the sky, then emitted 8 truncated coherent light beams through "doors." It flew off to the north. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 322).

1996 - At a dam northeast of Wheatland, Wyoming a witness watched a huge disc-shaped UFO following an airliner to the northeast at 1:30 a.m. The UFO then came to hover and zig-zag over the dam. It had many white portholes along the rim of the object. The encounter lasted over two and a half hours. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, sighting R. Leo Sprinkle).

2000 - Two witnesses watched a multi-colored triangular object as it hovered over Gunn, Alberta, Canada at 10:05 p.m. The colors of the UFO were green, blue, red, yellow, and orange; it later disappeared with a bright flash of light. (Sources: George Filer, Filer's Files, September 2000, p. 18; Geoff Dittman, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 151). 

2001 - At 3:27 p.m. two solid orange objects were seen moving slowly in the blue sky over Saint-Laurent, Chambly, Quebec. Photos were taken. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 271, citing Alberta UFO Study Group).

2001 - In Manning, Alberta, Canada at 12:30 a.m. two witnesses watched a blue light that dropped to the ground, then flashed intermittently for 45 minutes. It finally rose again into the sky. (Source:Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 272, citing Alberta UFO Study Group).

2002 - Peter O'Hanlon sighted four orange glowing triangular objects flying in formation over the outskirts of Waterford, Ireland at 10:05 p.m. The two in the rear moved about erratically, and all four followed a curved trajectory across the sky until out of sight. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 137).

2003 - Shortly after 6 p.m. three witnesses with the last names of Duffy and Myers, driving near Lispole, Ireland saw what looked like a light aircraft trailing flames and smoke, which appeared to crash near Lispole along the R559 route. No wreckage was ever found.(Sources: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 105; The Star, August 26, 2003).

2003 - A shiny, silvery tumbling disc was seen moving slowly to the southeast from Lompoc, California. The sighting reportedly lasted five minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2003 webpage).

2004 - Military maneuvers code-named "Shield of the Fatherland-2004" had begun in the forests of Belarus. A senior lieutenant named Dmitriy, commander of a reconnaissance diversion group (RDG), was performing rear guard operations and was engaged in destroying targets pre-positioned at Krepachi, Baranovichi area, Brest region. On the night of August 24 they made camp. Two men code-named "Rainbow" and "Hedgehog" were posted for night watch duty. The group had decided to make camp 375 meters away from the village of Krepachi in the Brest region. The location was mixed forest, in a clearing with two large old oak trees and a lake between them. The almost deserted village was not on any map, and the nearest really inhabited place was the hamlet of Gorodiszhe. At 3:08 a.m. they were awakened by a bright but plain spreading orange light. Their portable radio communications continued to work. Dmitriy asked Rainbow by radio if he had seen anything. Rainbow replied that he could see a plate-shaped craft about 27 meters from him, hovering over the ground at an altitude of about 2.5m. Dmitriy then gave the command to take defensive positions and prepare the grenade launcher. After confirming that all his men were ready, Dmitriy took another man, "Barkhan", and went on a reconnaissance patrol. The object was generally saucer-shaped with a truncated cone above. At close observation the object seemed metallic. The UFO emitted a beam of turquoise beam of light from its center. Unexpectedly, "Hedgehog" next reported that he could see four figures approaching him from the object, but he could not see them properly because of the tall grass concealing them. The soldiers then turned on their laser rangefinder to infrared mode. The humanoid figures seemed very tall, but the men still could not see them properly. Dmitriy noticed that the figures moved evenly as if robotic in nature. Seconds later the UFO quickly gained altitude, zooming out of sight beyond the clouds. According to the laser rangefinder the UFO's departing speed was 2600 kilometers per hour. The humanoid figures then walked in different directions. Dmitriy did not order his men to follow them, because that could lead to separating the group, which contradicted the defensive order. The figures seemed to walk through some high tension wires as if they were not there. Dmitriy could only hope that the humanoids and object would quickly leave and that his men would not be harmed. 

After returning to their unit, some of the men informed senior officers of what had taken place. The officers ordered the men to keep silence, in order to prevent them from being discharged from the Army for "psychological" reasons. One officer suggested that the men had been hallucinating as a result of the rigorous training exercises. Later, intelligence personnel interviewed the men, and appeared to be relieved that the men had not used their weapons against the "aliens" for fear of retaliation. A female resident of the village told Army investigators that spherical and disk-shaped objects were often observed in the location. The villagers had been pasturing cows in the glade where the UFO had descended, and the soldiers had camped, and they reported that the cows' milk production had dropped dramatically. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2004 Humanoid Contact Database, citing "UFO at Military Maneuvers in Belarus", Inoplanetyanin (Extraterrestrial) Newspaper, Ukraine, January 30, 2005).

2004 - At 4:00 p.m. an elderly man and a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria reported seeing a circular craft crash at the shoreline. According to the man, he was cooling off at a beach resort when a circular-shaped object flew over him and crashed onto the waters off of the beach. He reported the case to the Aviation Authority, but they did not believe him. The young boy, who was peddling spring water around the beach resort, also corroborated the first witness's account, but was also brushed aside by authorities. as an infantile hallucination. The site where the craft was purported to have crashed was later searched by divers, and they claimed to have found nothing. (Source: Albert S. Rosales,2004 Humanoid Contact Database, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2004 web page).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aluminum-colored or silvery UFOs, car pacings, compulsive behavior by witness to go to a rendezvous, cone-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, flying wing-shaped UFOs, human-looking humanoid, humming sound, landings, luminous humanoid, metallic blue uniforms, multi-colored UFOs, nautical UFOs: discs emerging from sea, Nordic humanoids, orange UFOs, pendulum motion, short UFOnauts, spherical UFO, tall UFOnauts, triangular UFOs, tripod landing gear, vertical ascent, white uniforms, yellow UFO, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson