On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 31

1948 - At 12:20 a.m. a large unknown object was sighted flying at 50,000 feet altitude over Mint Canyon, California. It trailed a column of flames. It was also reportedly seen at Muroc Field, now Edwards AFB. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1344, citing Charles Berlitz and William Moore, The Roswell Incident, p. 139).

1953 - A disc-shaped object flew toward the east in the sky over Vernon, France at 4:00 p.m. It shot up rapidly to a higher altitude, then stopped and circled. Two more discs engaged in wild maneuvers. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 65; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 17).

1954 - At 8:00 p.m. an Australian Navy Hawker Sea Fury II was paced on either side by two dark, 50 meter long cigar-shaped objects flying near Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. The UFOs were tracked on radar for 10 minutes before shooting off toward the northeast. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 24; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 82).

1954 - At 12:25 a.m. in the town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario Police Constable Grabovski saw a shiny ovoid UFO sail slowly through the sky headed north. It vanished in sparks, which were followed by a blue rain. (Source: Harold T. Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 219).

1954 - In Asnieres-le-Dijon, France a disc travelled through the sky at 12:50 p.m. from east to west at great speed without stopping. It changed color from red to orange tosilver. It was observed near military aircraft. In Orly, France at 7:30 p.m. two luminous orange objects at high altitude came from the west at high speed and crossed the sky rapidly flying toward the east. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 31, citing C. Garreau).

1954 - At 8:50 p.m. a reddish yellow sphere flew very slowly at an estimated 5 mph to the north in Stafford, England. At 8:55 p.m. a sombrero-shaped saucer was sighted at Stone, Staffordshire, England. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 3542, citing Gavin Gibbons, The Coming of the Space Ships, p. 58).

1955 - A large disc-shaped object with windows around the rim flew at a low altitude in Ponteland, Northumberland, England. It made a droning sound as it flew. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1958 - Over La Verde, Buenos Aires province, Argentina an airplane's engine increased revolutions when a UFO was sighted. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 75; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 49; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project Report, p. 21, citing Leonard Cramp, Piece for a Jigsaw, p. 214).

1959 - At 9:30 p.m. two police officers on a pistol range in Barstow, California saw four huge brilliant disc-shaped objects following a jet aircraft. One of the UFOs makes a 90 degree turn, then flies away in a separate direction. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September 1959).

1961 - On this night two silver UFOs hovered over a railroad crossing in Usovo, Russia near Moscow. Several car engines stopped, and would only start up again when the UFOs took off. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1981).

1968 - In the early morning hours (3:42 a.m.) three witnesses in Mendoza, Argentina--among them two casino employees getting off work--stated that they observed five dwarfs with oversized heads, who emerged from a landed craft and traced undecipherable signs on the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 919, citing Le Figaro, September 2, 1968).

1968 - In Santiponce, Sevilla province, Spain at around eight p.m. four little girls, ages 4 to 8, saw a round object with green and white lights that "arrived from the sky and landed between two trees." It came down about 50 meters away. It was round with two black wheels and two small windows. Then the girls saw a tall man in black trousers and a black and brown shirt appear near the object; there was nothing unusual about his appearance. Later at the landing site was found a circle of pressed down grass. (Sources: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, FSR, May 1973, p. 19; Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 70, ; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-63 (A0971), citing Manuel Llorente Osuna).

1968, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Mrs. Emilia Larrude de Salazar was alone with her children at home this night when she heard very loud knocking at the front door at around eight p.m. Without opening the door, she pulled back a curtain and saw a very tall man-like figure over two meters (6.6 feet) in height, that appeared to have no hair or ears, and with a large mouth and teeth. The being wore a tight fitting dull black outfit and had very long dangling arms. The being's eyes also shone with a brilliant light. The stunned witness could not move and watched the strange figure move away backwards without taking his gaze off her. Emilia thought she could hear a muffled laugh coming from the figure. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1968, case # 3449, citing Eduardo A. Tucci & Alberto Giordano).

1972 - At ten o'clock in the morning a metallic oval-shaped UFO with a central dome moved over Route 128, a major beltway in the Boston metropolitan area, in Beverly, Massachusetts. It made a loud humming sound when it crossed over a bridge, and flew with an up-and-down motion. Many cars slowed and pulled over to look. the UFO carried a reddish-green light on top. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, case investigation, report dated September 5, 1972; Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 358).

Beverly, Massachusetts Daytime UFO - 1972

Sketch of Beverly, Massachusetts Daytime UFO

1974 - On this night at Navegantes Beach, Santa Catarina State, Brazil Antonio De Azevedo, an angler, was on the beach with his wife when they saw a discoid object with multicolored lights land close beside them. It was shaped like "two plates with the rims stuck together." The vivid lights temporarily paralyzed the observers. From the object emerged three "strange short beings wearing greenish spacesuits". Their faces "seemed to reflect the green color of their clothes." Conversing in a strange language, they quickly "examined" the angler and his wife, then seized his wife and abducted her, taking her into the object, which took off at incredible speed. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR, August 1975, p. 21, citing Diario Popular, September 3, 1974; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1974-43 (A1355), citing Gordon Creighton, FSR, March 1975, p. 22; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions:  The Measure of a Mystery, case 265).

1977 - At shortly after midnight two college students, Rocco Cerullo, and Michael Giovanelli, were walking from Sturno, Italy to Frigento when they saw three red lights symmetrically arranged in the midst of some bushes overlooking the road, They also heard an intermittent "beep-beep" sound. Continuing on, near a quarry a mile from Sturno, they saw a figure over two meters tall that was wearing a silver, tight-fitting suit and helmet. Where the man's eyes should be there were two blinking orange lights. The witnesses fled back to Sturno where they found three friends, and all five returned by car. The group saw the strange being advancing and retreating with mechanical movements on a steep slope. He appeared to stand at an angle perpendicular to the slope. Some rocks were disturbed and rolled down the slope. The abandoned quarry appeared to be illuminated as if by a halo, and they became frightened and went back to Sturno, returning this time with two more witnesses. The tall humanoid was still there with emissions of intermittent light from its helmet. When one of them flashed a light at the figure, it emitted radio-like sounds. When it approached the car and the sounds ceased. It came as close as 15 feet, and beckoned, as though wanting the witnesses to follow. Finally, at about 12:30 a.m. it emitted a blinding light from its helmet and disappeared. The outline of an object with portholes had been seen further down the slope. After the flash the group fled back to the village. They returned again later that morning, and everything was gone. Trampled bushes were in evidence, and what looked like landing gear imprints were found in the quarry with three holes arranged in an isosceles triangle. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1977-48 (A1756), citing Francesco Izzo; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 201; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 12315, citing ITACAT; Fred Merritt, Leg-Mark Catalog).

1977 - In Mediania Alta Loiza, Puerto Rico at 8 p.m. two witnesses were sitting and chatting at the steps of their home when they suddenly noticed a disc-shaped craft flying above a nearby palm grove. The craft stopped to hover. It had a large white light on the bottom and a green and a blue flashing light, plus several brightly lit windows could be seen on its side. The object then shut off its lights and vanished. Later that night a woman had gone out in his yard to empty some cooking waste when she saw four little men wearing silvery outfits standing by a water faucet. They seemed to have short antennae like protrusions from their heads, large pointy ears, and were bald headed. They had small mouths and their necks were long and thin. They all had their arms crossed in front of their chest. The woman screamed and ran back inside her house to alert the others, but the little men had already gone when they came out. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1977, case # 267, citing Robiou Lamarche, Manifesto OVNI en Puerto Rico Santo Domingo Y Cuba).

1978 - Two men, Srs. De Cesare and Martin, were driving in a truck at two o'clock at night between San Juan and San Luis on Highway 147 in Argentina when they were circled closely by a group of UFOs. Their truck's engine stopped and they got out, throwing themselves to the ground and hiding among the roadside vegetation. The truck battery was totally discharged and the truck could not be restarted. At dawn dead goats and birds were found at the site. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1978, p. 15, citing Cronica, October 1, 1978).

1978 - A unexplained cattle death and mutilation was discovered this morning five miles northeast of Mancos, Montezuma County, Colorado on the Bartel Ranch. A calf had been killed and mutilated. Its left eye, tongue, rectum, and sexual organs had been removed with surgical incisions. (Source: Richard Hall, Zetetic Scholar, p. 50, case 42, citing the Durango Herald, September 1, 1978).

1978 - A woman was sitting in her office on the tenth floor of an office building in London, England on the south bank of the Thames River at 7:00 p.m. when she glanced out a window and noticed an object moving at rooftop level. It was bright silver in color and was shaped like an elongated parachute. At the bottom was a man protruding from its tip. The parachute or cone-shaped object moved horizontally, then stopped briefly above a building. It finally went behind the National Theater and was not seen again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 999, citing P. Hardman, BUFORA Journal, Volume 8, No. 4).

1978 - At 9:50 p.m. two small lights descended from a hovering "silo-shaped" craft in Necochea, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. Their luminosity increased and decreased. After the two small lights emerged from the larger object and reached at point in the sky over a shed containing cars and machinery, and they just hung in the air for awhile. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1978, p. 15, citing Cronica, September 8, 1978).

1980 - A witness named Lister reported seeing a disc-shaped object making a humming noise between Ashbourne and Derby, England at 12:20 a.m. According to the report it maneuvered in the sky, and there were other independent witnesses. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1981, p. 12; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13525, citing FSR).

1985 - A UFO, shape unknown, rose from the ground near US Highway 95 in Laughlin, Nevada at 10:00 p.m. It directed beams of light on cars and a house, and radio interference was reported. (Source: Robert Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, case 1028).

1987 - At 10:55 p.m. a dark, domed disc-shaped UFO with a mast or antenna on top came down quickly over the high security Bangor submarine base housing, home of the Trident nuclear ballistic submarine fleet in Bangor, Washington and hovered over a playground. Two boys who were sons of military personnel, ages 8 and 10, were sitting on the swings and saw an occupant with a big head, big pointed "cat" ears, wrinkled skin, and a greenish complexion in an open hatch. It had a thin, spindly body, long webbed fingers and toes, and tabs or suction cups on the ends of the fingers and toes. It also had a wrinkled mouth "like an old grandma's." The boys estimated the being to be about six feet tall. It pointed a device that directed a beam of energy at the two boys on the swings, causing the levitation of the metal swings. The boys fled quickly into the home of one of them and got his mother, who saw a row of lights in the sky as the UFO took off and flew away. Mrs. Springsteen, the mother of one of the boys, then had the boys draw separate sketches of both the UFO and the alien, which were remarkably similar. (Source: Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. case investigation, report dated September 3, 1987; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2266).

Bangor, Washington Humanoid Encounter - 1987

Sketch forf Bangor, Washington Humanoid Encounter

(Artist's composite sketch by Rebecca Helen Johnson Woodaman).

1989 - At 9:00 p.m. EDT a mushroom-shaped UFO with a light hovered over a field in Butler, Pennsylvania. Two smaller objects with red lights emerged from it. Finally, all UFOs shot away at high speed. U.S. Air Force jets arrived one hour later. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 31).

1990 - At 2:00 a.m. Luis Javier Mango was on his way to his girlfriend's house in Barrio Supe, Berisso, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina riding on a friend's motorcycle, when he spotted about 100 yards ahead of him two short figures that quickly crossed from the road ahead of him. Both were about one meter tall, wearing what appeared to be black hooded smocks tight around the waist, and maybe an unseen belt. He could not make out any facial features, arms, or legs. One figure followed the other, and both quickly disappeared from sight. Further inquires revealed additional witnesses, and the possibility of four to five additional humanoids of similar appearance that floated just above the ground. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, citing Proyecto CATENT).

1990 - At 3:00 a.m. five small gray-colored humanoids, with large heads and huge bright eyes, walked in front of parked cars in Lake Cartagena, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, and then down a road. They had large pointed ears, with three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. Ten carloads of witnesses reportedly observed the five humanoids walking down the dirt road, heading in the direction of the Laguna Cartagena. One of the witnesses, Miguel Figueroa, pursued the beings in his car, but as he approached them, their eyes 'lit up", and he was somehow prevented from getting any closer. When the light dissipated, Figueroa again gave chase, and managed to get a better look. He described the figures as skinny and gray, varying between three and four feet in height, with pear-shaped heads, large slanted eyes, long pointed ears, long arms, with three fingers on each hand and three toes on their feet. The beings got away by running down a ravine. The following day, there were reports of discs flying out over the Laguna Cartagena. Small footprints were found in the area. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, case # 878, citing Magdalena Del Amo Freixedo, FSR, Vol. 36 # 4; 

1990 - In the Sukhaya Valley, Grodnensk region of Belarus a round UFO with a golden stripe around its circumference appeared in the sky on this night, and then landed in a field. Three humanoids wearing tight-fitting coveralls were briefly seen standing near the object. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, citing "NLO", 1990, issue # 1).

1994 - At 9:30 p.m. six men around a campfire during a hunting trip in the woods near Mongo, Indiana saw a UFO behind some treetops. The domed disc-shaped object moved swiftly to a clearing, hovered for about 30 seconds, and quickly vanished from sight. They were able to take some photographs, which show an overexposure of a domed disc-shaped craft. (Sources: Francis L. Ridge, MUFON field investigation files, case 960103C; Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 331).

1995 - A large green luminous sphere hovered over Neath, Wales and then sped off toward the northwest NW leaving a vapor trail. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1996).

2002 - A couple, Sergey and Natasha, saw a light appear in window of their kitchen in Kearny, New Jersey at 11:30 p.m. The light came from a brightly lit, disc-shaped object that was flying in the sky. It came out from behind a tree and crossed the part of the sky visible from their window. It was estimated to be larger than apassenger jet, moving west or norhwest and was moving fast. They observed it for 10-15 seconds. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 21, citing Patrick Huyghe).

2003 - At 10:30 p.m. a white flying ball of light, too large to be a plane or satellite, flew in a zigzag pattern, disappeared and re-appeared in the sky over Ryan, Iowa. It made no sound, and was visible for about 5-10 seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2002 webpage).

2003 - At 10:44 p.m. PDT a disc-shaped object was seen circling in the sky over one spot, flashing red and green lights. It made no sound, and was seen for several minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2010 - In Matawatchan, Ontario, Canada a cigar-shaped object was sighted at 7:20 p.m.; it flashed twice, separated into two spheres, joined as one ball of light, and then vanished! The entire event lasted 15 seconds. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2010 webpage, report updated November 21, 2010).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, cigar-shaped UFOs, circling UFO, color-changing UFO, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, goblin-like humanoids, green UFO, humanoid with glowing eyes, humanoids with big pointed ears, human-looking UFOnaut, levitation, humming sounds, multi-year reports from England, ninety-degree turn, photographs, pointed ears, short humanoids, sightings of humanoids by children, silvery metallic UFOs, tall humanoids, up-and-down motion, vehicle EM effects: airplane engine increases RPM, car engines stall, zigzag motion.

© Donald A. Johnson