On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 8

1672 - A dark "flying ship" hovered in place over the ocean near Cherbourg, France during a wind. It had no sails, and eventually flew off to the south after 33 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 186).

1951 - A four engine Super-Constellation R5D Navy transport, flying at a speed of 200 knots at 10,000 feet between Iceland and Newfoundland, saw a UFO ascend from the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the pre-dawn hours. They watched it on the surface for 8-10 minutes while approaching it, and it was so bright that they thought at first that perhaps the auto-pilot had gone off course and it was the lights from a city. It moved at 1,500 mph with a white flow and with a reddish-purple fiery ring around the rim. It shot up and at the aircraft, and due to the object's high speed, its size and direction of travel it looked like it would collide. The pilot quickly disengaged the auto-pilot and stood by to push the nose of the plane over in hopes that they could pass underneath. Everyone onboard began ducking, including the relief crew. "It stopped its movement toward us and began moving along with us about 45 degrees off the bow to the right, about 100 feet or so below us and about 200 to 300 feet in front of us. It was not in a level position; it was tilted about 25 degrees. It stayed in this position for a minute or so. It appeared to be from 200 to 300 feet in diameter, translucent or metallic, shaped like a saucer." When it moved away it made no turns, and was out of sight in only a few seconds.Gander radar did track the object in excess of 1,800 mph. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, September-October 1970; Weinstein Dominique, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 13; UNICAT, case # 691; Carl Feindt, www.waterufo.net/item.php?id=76).

UFO Ascends from Surface of North Atlantic - February 8, 1951

Sketch of UFO Seen on Flight from Iceland to Newfoundland - February 8, 1951

Eyewitness sketch depicts UFO at various stages of its ascent toward

aircraft. Shrouded in white glow, object had fiery ring at its outer edge.

1967 - In Newbury, Massachusetts at two o'clock in the afternoon two silvery cigar shaped objects moved in a straight line, then separately shot straight up vertically and were gone. (Source: NICAP investigation files, report dated February 14, 1967).

1969 - Waking from sleep at 1:30 a.m. witness Douglas Fay looked out his window in Glen Rock, New Jersey and saw a bright red, star-like object flying toward the north in jerky, stop and start movements. Before it disappeared from view three smaller red dots were released from the larger object and flew off in various directions. (Source: NICAP investigation files, report dated February 8, 1969).

1974 - On this evening at Wadi Jawlan in Yemen east of Al-Makalla, three Arab men saw three large white disc-shaped objects glide toward ground and land in the nearby desert. When on the ground a bright light and three beams of light were directed upward into the sky. The objects stayed on the ground for several hours. Later at the landing site investigators found three imprints, each 85 cm wide, arranged in a triangle with sides 5.3 meters in length. The vegetation was also burnt. On the same evening at 7:30 p.m. a glowing domed disc was sighted in Douvrin, France just 15 meters above the ground. It vanished, then reappeared. (Sources: (1) Gordon Creighton, FSR, December 1974, p. 12; (2) Lumieres dans la Nuit, December 1974).

1976 - At 10:30 p.m. a silvery white disc-shaped object flew over Kissimmee, Florida at less than 300 meters altitude, making a whistling noise. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1976).

1979 - At six o'clock in the evening an oval-shaped flying object approached a car driving between Broad Hinton and Clyffe Pypard in Wiltshire, England. It came to within 150 to 300 feet at its closest approach. It had a cluster of very bright strobe-like lights that lit up ground. The UFO made a V-turn, then stopped over a water tower before departing. It made no noise. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1979, p. 12, citing the Wiltshire Gazette, February 15, 1979).

1982 - Starting at 3:11 a.m. a large, multicolored flying object paced a commercial aircraft for 82 minutes. VASP flight #169 was paced by the UFO from Pernambuco state near Petrolina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was disc shaped and had flashing red, blue, orange, yellow and white lights. The airline crews of two more planes also witnessed the UFO. (Sources: Irene Granchi, International UFO Reporter, July 1982, p. 11; APRO Bulletin, April 1982, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 44, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1982 - That evening in Bakersfield, Vermont a delta-shaped object followed a car home, then flew overhead. The witness ran inside his house to hide. The UFO made no sound. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13830, citing Joe Nyman).

1985 - A 19-year-old man named Thomas was abducted in the early morning hours in Pwllheli, Wales. He was seized by the arm and floated into a 25-foot diameter domed, disc-shaped craft by beings wearing gray uniforms and octagon-shaped helmets. They communicated with him using telepathy and gave him a physical exam. He was also taken on an off-world journey. He returned in a state of shock, with a sunburn on his body. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 563).

1986 - While driving on State Route 117 in Lima, Ohio at 7:00 p.m. a young couple spotted a dark triangular UFO with three bright lights, hovering over some trees near a farm. The object was estimated to be 50-60 feet long and made no sound. Their sighting lasted five minutes. (Source: John P. Timmerman, International UFO Reporter, July-August 1986, p. 9).

Lima, Ohio - 1986

1988 - In Gulf Breeze, Florida at around eight o'clock in the evening, Ed Walters and his wife witnessed a small bright orange ring in the sky. Mr. Walters snapped a Polaroid photograph of it, then experienced two hours of missing time. He claims he has no memory of taking the photo. (Source: Edward Walters, UFOs are Real: Here's the Proof, p. 20).

1989 - A man in Gulf Breeze, Florida was awakened by his dogs, and saw a UFO descend making a sizzling sound and land in a vacant lot only 80 feet away from his house. He awoke his wife and son. They saw three small discs land. When the man shone a flashlight at one of the objects it flashed back and then they all disappeared. (Sources: Ed Walters, UFO Abductions at Gulf Breeze, p. 184; Rex Salisberry, MUFON field investigation file database, case 890405; Larry Hatch, U computer data, case 14819, citing MUFON UFO Journal, issue #255).

2004 - At 6:25 p.m. EST a silent UFO with one light, no running lights or tail light, and no vapor trail passed over a home in Chester County, South Carolina. As it flew over dogs in the neighborhood were barking loudly. At 5:45 p.m. CST or about 20 minutes later, a small reddish spherical object, that flashed red at varying intensities and intervals, was sighted over Houston, Texas. It seemed to wobble laterally as it flew. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 19 February 2010).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, animal reactions: dogs barking, car pursuits, cigar-shaped objects, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, landings, missing time, multi-colored UFOs, multi-year reports from Florida, oval-shaped UFO, triangular imprint pattern, triangular UFOs, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson