On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 9

1954 - On this evening Sr. Da Costa e Rosa, a farmer living in Linha Bela Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil heard a sound something like a sewing machine, and saw a cream-colored object "shaped like a tropical helmet" hovering just above the ground. A broad-shouldered man with pale skin was inside the craft. Another was outside examining a fence, while a third was closer to the farmer. Da Costa dropped his hoe, and this third man, with a smile, picked it up and gave it back to him. All three men were broad shouldered, with very pale skin, slanted eyes, and long blond hair. They wore light brown coveralls fastened to shoes without heels. After plucking a few plants, the men returned to their craft, which rose into the air slowly for 30 feet and then shot off at a high speed. The witness had never previously heard about flying saucers. (Sources: Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 52; Gordon Creighton, FSR, May-June 1970, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-139 (A0351), citing Donald Hanlon, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 20).

1955 - A bluish white elongated UFO was sighted by a married couple from a terrace of an apartment building in Boonton, New Jersey at 7:00 p.m. as it slowly descended toward the ground above the Empire State Building and the New York City skyline. After several seconds it "blinked out as if lights had been turned off." At 7:30 p.m. a luminous green, bullet-shaped UFO was seen from the New Jersey Turnpike as it flew to the west. It had two round portholes that gave off a white light. It was in full view before it vanished. "It was there and then it wasn't," said the witness. (Source: Alexander Mebane, Civilian Saucer Intelligence New York Newsletter, February 1956, p. 29 & January 1956, p. 10).

1960 - At 8:30 p.m. in Carignan, France a dog was seen barking at a glowing UFO resting in a park. Three witnesses observed it from separate locations. It appeared to be an oval-shaped, self-luminous craft, four meters in diameter. Inside the glowing object vague shadows were seen moving about. It took off toward the north. A circle of yellowed grass was found at the site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magoina: A Century of Landings, case 513; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0506, citing Ouranos, August 1961).

1962 - A young man named Candau in Bologna, Italy saw a circular object 18 feet in diameter land 30 feet away from him. Two men emerged from the object, speaking an unintelligible language, and gestured to him. They wore yellow coveralls with wide belts. They re-entered craft and it departed making a strange sound. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magoina: A Century of Landings, case 552).

1965 - A major military operation took place on this night to recover a bronze colored, bullet or acorn-shaped object, 12 feet long and 10 feet in diameter, that came down in the woods near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania at 4:50 p.m. (Source: UNICAT database, case 787, citing Stan Gordon, MUFON Journal, February 1991, p. 3).

1973 - A 20 meter in diameter cone-shaped object with metallic antennae was seen in the sky over Mont Ste. Victoire, Bouches-Rhone, France by an aerospace worker at 10:45 a.m. It tilted at an angle, rose in the sky, then shot off toward the east. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, June 1975).

1978 - Police in Reggio di Calabria, Sicily, Italy watched a multi-colored object with intermittent flashing lights at 6:00 a.m. When spotlighted the UFO seemed to enlarge, then emitted a beam down onto the police car. Five lights came on aboard the object. When the police spotlight was turned off, the lights on the UFO went off as well. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 175 & 351; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citingLumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 214).

1992 - Nocturnal lights were videotaped over a school in Sidney, Maine for three minutes at 9:30 a.m. The shape of the object or objects behind the lights was indistinct, but there was a loud hum associated with the sighting. The lights zigzagged. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1993).

1993 - At 7:15 p.m., just after dark, the witness saw a UFO settle down on a snowy field just across the road from her house in Walpole, New Hampshire. Several undescribed "aliens" exited the object and appeared to jump across the field with large leaps. They approached the witness house, and then looked in a window. The frightened witness hid. The beings then returned to their "ship" and apparently left. No traces were found at the landing site. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1993, case # 2650, citing UFO Sightings in New Mexico and the World).

1995 - At 7:50 p.m. a man who wishes to remain anonymous reported seeing a brilliant object descend from the sky and appear to enter a nearby man-made lake behind an apartment complex in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. Armed with his flashlight, he approached the site and saw two beings swimming in the water. They had large heads and bright luminous eyes that appeared to be blinking. The witness briefly illuminated the creatures with the flashlight, and reported that their eyes seemed to flare up. He quickly ran away and called the police. It is not known if the police found anything. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, personal investigation, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2137).

1996 - Plinio Bragatto, a 74-year old laborer, was on his way home after work in Governador Valadares, Mina Gerais, Brazil when he made a brief stop to buy some beers. He walked on from the mart and stopped to sit on a rock in order to drink one of the beers. At 6:30 p.m. he heard a loud sound coming from behind him. When he turned around he saw a large metallic oval-shaped craft land in a field close to him. It landed on several leg-like protrusions.

Once the object had landed a door opened, and a ladder or escalator of some sort was lowered to the ground. Next a two-meter tall humanoid figure stepped out. The being approached Bragatto and, in a peculiar language that sounded like Spanish, invited the witness to come inside. The witness agreed and was escorted inside. Once inside he noticed that the interior had a metallic bluish sheen to it. Still speaking in the peculiar language that the witness was somehow able to understand, the humanoid told Bragatto that they were going to take him to their "native planet." He was given the impression that the planet was Mars. There was a total of three humanoids aboard, two men and a woman. He described them as closely resembling humans. They wore loose fitting gray outfits with several golden medallions hanging from around their necks. The hair on their heads grew from the middle of their heads back, and they had large ears and mouths that made them somewhat ugly.

Before leaving, Bragatto was given a medical examination by the beings. His stomach area was probed with several needle-like instruments. On the way to the being's home planet he was given a fruit resembling a "Mamey" and something resembling an empanada. He was also given a bitter-tasting beverage. In turn he offered the humanoids a beer, which they accepted. Arriving on the surface of the other world, the witness was greeted by several similarly appearing beings. The "planet" was beautiful in appearance and he saw numerous buildings that appeared to be made of a nylon-like material. One being now approached him and told him it was time to go, that eight hours had already passed. On his was back to the craft the witness saw a huge television screen that showed strange holographic like images, including dinosaur like animals.

When he asked them when they would be returning to Earth, he was then told "We will return when the storms are less intense, since we have already lost five of our aircraft as a result of lighting." Around four o'clock in the morning he was returned to Brazil, but he found himself in an unfamiliar field. He followed a nearby path and reached a village that was more than 800 kilometers from his home town. He went to the police and told them what had happened. A police officer conducted an investigation and reportedly found a circular ground mark at the field where Bragatto was supposedly dropped off by the aliens. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 3592, citing CIPFANI).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 December 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: broad shouldered UFOnauts, disc-shaped UFOs, human looking UFOnauts, humanoids making large leaps, inside occupants, landings, loud sounds associated with UFOs, luminous UFO, military retrieval of crashed UFO, oval-shaped UFOs, UFOs vanishing in plain sight, unintelligible language.