On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 8

A series of five inexplicable UFO related events occurred on this day in 1957. They began in North Africa and concluded in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

1957 – At 5:15 p.m. three U.S. military witnesses in Morocco, driving in the desert between Tiflet and Monor, sighted an elongated aerial object. It ascended into the sky, descended, then made a second ascent. Large and distant, the object shot off toward the south. This case is listed in the Project Blue Book files as case number 61 for the month of December, but is considered "explained" by the US Air Force as contrails. (Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics).

1957 – Later that day in Svea, Minnesota at four o’clock in the afternoon, a ten-meter diameter red disc roared through the sky, flying at only six meters above the ground. It was seen by many witnesses at it lit up the ground, moved through some woods, and then climbed into the sky, shooting away toward the west. (Source: newspaper clippings, December 12, 1957).

1957 – At the same time in Bonanza, Oregon two people claimed to have seen a luminous disc hovering over some hills at six kilometers altitude. It suddenly shot away toward the southwest at 800 kilometers per hour. (Source: Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History: December 1957, p.26).

1957 – At 5:30 p.m. near Woodward, Oklahoma Mr. and Mrs. Martin were driving through some woods with their child and were nearing a hill when a domed, disc-shaped UFO flew nearby and temporarily took control of their car. The UFO was described as about 16 meters in diameter with portholes around the rim. The electrical system of their 1954 Dodge Coronet failed when the UFO approached. They felt a hot blast of air and heard a high pitched sound at the same time. The car restarted by itself when the UFO flew away. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek investigation files; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 86).

1957 – At nine o’clock in the evening the engine and headlights of two cars traveling between Coulee City and Soap Lake, Washington died when a huge, fiery UFO flew overhead from north to south. Strangely, the dome lights came on inside both cars during the engine and headlight failures, even though they weren't turned on. The cars remained stalled until the object had passed out of sight. There were eight witnesses. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 75; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case 87, citing Schopick).

In 1965 in Beckington, Wiltshire, England a phantom automobile, shaped like a Land Rover but without wheels, passed the witness’s car. It made a whining noise, then vanished. (Source: Larry Hatch, U database, case #7027).

1966 - At 6:30 a.m. Charles Hern and his wife were walking their dog in Cheshire, Ohio when they noticed a red light on the opposite bank of Kyger Creek. Several short men could be seen moving about. Two other witnesses joined them, and then red and orange lights began flashing on and off. A beam of light seemed to be constantly directed at the water. Finally the lights went out and a bright greenish light came on. Then the craft shot up into the air and disappeared into the sky. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, November-December 1966, p. 10; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0767; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1966, case # 1398, citing John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, p. 83).

Another series of five mysterious UFO-related events occurred on this day in 1975.

1975 – In Tranmere, South Australia a mother and daughter heard a strange noise at 2:45 a.m. The next morning they discovered that something had apparently landed on and crushed some of their strawberry plants. They found two 0.9-meter diameter areas in which the plants were flattened and swirled in a counter-clockwise direction. (Source: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1976, p. 19)

1975 – A photograph of a metallic, domed disc was taken at two o’clock in the afternoon by a man in Nagoya, Japan. (Source: Wendell Stevens and Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 319).

1975 – At 5:30 p.m. in Palais-sur-Vienne, France a huge ball of light was seen hovering by some high tension electrical power lines. The light vanished after several seconds. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1976).

1975 – In a pasture in Cascade County near Simms, Montana nocturnal lights were seen to have landed near the carcass of a dead calf two nights in a row. On this, the second night, the calf’s carcass was later found mutilated. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Messengers of Deception, p. 183).

1975 – On this night in the Siskiyou Mountains of California five young men witnessed a greenish cloud-shaped object slide over a cut in a mountain low over the tops of tree stumps in a clear cut area. Inside the greenish glow they could see the outline of a man. (Sources: Paul C. Cerny, UFO case investigation files; San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, April 4, 1976).

In 1978 a seven-meter diameter domed disc hovered over a road in Portegrandi, Italy at 1:30 a.m. It had four windows on its side and emitted rays of light. At 2:45 a.m. on a road in Catanzaro, Italy three policemen saw a luminous domed object tilt over the roadway. It shot away from them when they hit it with a spotlight. Later that evening at 11:30 p.m. two young men were walking along a mountainside path in Milanere, Torino, Italy when they sighted a bluish white light among the trees. One of the men approached the pear-shaped light and he suddenly vanished. The bright light then took off into the sky. The other man went for help and a rescue party searched for the missing man. He was found unconscious, cold, and weak. He had been missing for thirty minutes. Light bothered his eyes, and a scar was found on his leg. All that he could remember was seeing three to four figures with large pumpkin shaped heads standing in front of the light. He was paralyzed, and vaguely remembered odd lights and sounds and the feeling of being touched. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issues 212, 214; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 137, citing Paolo Fiorino, UFO Universe, October-November 1991).

In 1981 an enormous UFO shaped like an orange ball, and estimated to be 750 feet in length, made a number of turns in the sky south of Reserve, New Mexico at 7:30 p.m. and then executed a ninety-degree turn near Luna Mountain. The five witnesses said they saw a jet aircraft chase the UFO out of sight. (Source: International UFO Reporter, June 1982, p. 15).

1989 - At 4:30 a.m. a security guard name Arias was patrolling the Colonial Palms shopping mall in Miami, Florida just south of the city when he encountered three very tall beings standing in the parking lot area. The humanoids were described as being at least seven feet, five inches tall, thin, with large heads and huge cat-like eyes. The guard ran to the closest payphone and dialed the emergency number. A police unit was dispatched but a search of the immediate vicinity failed to find anything. (Sources: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 234; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 447, citing Miami Herald).

In 1989 a number of nocturnal lights were seen over the city of San Diego, California for about 30 minutes. One UFO buzzed a pickup truck. The witnesses said it had an octagon shape with a V-shape at the rear edge of the object. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1991, p. 235).

1999 – According to UFO Magazine published in England, a 15-meter by 6-meter crater was found near a dam in Guyra, New South Wales, Australia. Apparently a mysterious flying object struck the dam at a 45-degree angle and then skidded before sinking into the mud. The police in the area set up a one-mile wide exclusion zone. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), May 2000, p. 70).

1999 – On this same day at 7:45 in the morning, an executive in Mexico City, Mexico videotaped an oval-shaped UFO with the telescopic zoom lens of his video camera. The object reflected the morning sunlight, and after four minutes it emitted a bright beam of light from its center. The color of the light changed from yellow to red to white. (Source: George A. Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 2000, p.19, citing J. Rense).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 15 November 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, apparition of a humanoid figure, bluish white UFOs, car pursuits, cattle mutilation, disc-shaped UFOs, domed UFOs, EM ignition and headlight interference, high strangeness cases, humanoids with pumpkin heads, mountainous terrain, nocturnal lights, phantom automobile, photographs and videotapes of UFOs, shooting away, short humanoids, tall thin humanoids with large heads.