On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 February 9

1902 - At 7:40 p.m. a "meteor" turned, looped, and curved for 12 seconds over Paris, France. Its tail lasted 90 seconds. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 5).

1913 - At 9:02 p.m. a formation of lights resembling an express train in the sky was seen over Eesterhazy, Mortlach and other parts of southeastern Saskatchewan. It emerged from the northwest, and continued across the sky in several successions for more than three minutes. (Sources: William R.  Corliss & Jerome Clark, UFO Calendar 1999; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 42; citing Sky & Telescope; George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 283, citing The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1913, p. 145).

1915 - A large dark airship flew at a low altitude near Bigfork, Montana around five o'clock in the late afternoon. It headed off toward the southwest. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 8 (1977), citing the Flathead Courier, February 11, 1915).

1953 - A U.S.Marine Corps pilot chased a rocket-like object for over three minutes over Cherry Point, North Carolina at 10:30 a.m. The luminous object with a red glow climbed rapidly. It had no wings or tail section. (Sources: Project Blue Book files, February 1953; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #2981).

1957 - On or about this date a woman driving along a desolate road in Ridgefield, Connecticut encountered a five meter long cigar-shaped object close to the ground on the left side of the road. It had several portholes about half a meter in diameter that were lit by a yellow light. Shadows could be seen moving around behind the windows. It took off going straight up. (Source: Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, case 86, citing APRO Bulletin, March 1962, p. 1).

1962 - Mr. R. Wildman was driving along a road in Aston Clinton, England taking a new car to Swansea for delivery, when at 3:30 a.m. he encountered a 40-foot wide oval-shaped domed disc with black marks around the rim, 20-30 feet above the ground. The object seemed metallic, was white in color with portholes, and made no sound. The car's engine stopped when he was 20 meters away, but the headlights remained on. The incident lasted five minutes. (Sources: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 75; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 538; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project, p. 24; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 19; Leonard Cramp, Piece for a Jig-Saw, p. 214; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports, case 129).

1966 - At 8:20 p.m. a glowing ovoid object hovered and made circular maneuvers in the sky for 15 minutes in Heytesbury, near Warminster in Wiltshire, England. It changed colors as well, reported the witness, a man named Baldwin. (Sources: Arthur Shuttlewood, The Warminister Mystery, p. 157; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 7066; Contact U.K. catalogue of UFO reports).

1967 - Police officer D. E. Swider was driving on Interstate 65 eight miles south of Seymour, Indiana at 7:50 p.m. when he encountered a huge, round object that moved slowly, changing colors from white to red to orange as it slowed, then accelerated. Venus was visible at the time. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 28).

1967 - At 8:45 p.m. Donald and Marie Guseman were driving on U.S. Highway 13 in Odessa, Delaware when they encountered a 50 foot wide disc-shaped object with a cupola and ports underneath, and forwardly placed light beams. It also had a green light on one side and a red light on the other. It hovered motionless over some trees, then emitted light beams that swung upwards at a 45-degree angle into the sky. The object began moving away, and then suddenly disappeared. Their close encounter lasted two minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 11350; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 12; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 54; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 327).

1969 - At 1:00 a.m. in St. Martin de Londres, Herault department, France a 40-year-old farmer and his assistant saw a large stationary disc that hovered low over his goats in a pasture. The billy-goat became impotent as a result, and his dogs started barking every morning at 2 a.m. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, July 1969; FSR, January-February 1970, p. 13 & January-February 1972, p. 26; UNICAT, case # 491 citing Fernand Lagarde, Mysterieuses Soucoupes Volantes, p. 57).

1973 - At 3:00 a.m. three people driving in a car on the A414 highway between Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans in Hertford, England encountered a bright yellow sphere hovering low over the road, about 20 or 30 feet above a viaduct. Their car engine stopped. The car engine restarted inself when the sphere rose vertically into the sky and departed. (Sources: FSR, March 1973, p. 32; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 56; Geoffrey Falla, BUFORA Vehicle Interference Project, p. 63; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 254).

1974 - At around 9:00 p.m. four people riding in a car traveling on a highway north-northeast of Evansville, Indiana were levitated by a UFO and lost consciousness. When they recovered they had over two hours of missing time. One of the abductees recalled interacting with an occupant of the UFO, who looked to be human, and who somehow knew the names of the four of them. (Sources: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 46; Larry Hatch, U computer database).

1974 - That same night David Swanner of Shores Community, Tennessee claims he was invited by two "men" to ride in a UFO. In a few moments after accepting their invitation they flew over San Francisco, then the Hawaiian Islands. His round trip excursion took only 45 minutes. The purpose of their presence, he was told, was to warn of the "possible destruction of Solar System by atomic bombs." The UFOnauts were between four and five feet tall, wore white coveralls, and had long, pointed chins, with tall foreheads and small eyes, ears, and noses. They claimed that their lifespan was between 125-175 years. Mr. Swanner was instructed to inform the public. He claims to possess proof, but it "cannot now be revealed." This was his third close encounter with the aliens. (Sources: Ted Bloecher, MUFON Symposium Proceedings 1975, p. 51 & 55; Stanley Ingram, Pulaski Citizen, October 30, 1974; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-05 (A1301), citing Stanley Ingram).

1978 - At around two o'clock at night residents of Saline, Michigan saw a boomerang or triangular object hovering near their homes. Mr. & Mrs. Sibson as well as an Air Force mechanic reported their sightings to the Center for UFO Studies. According to them it made a slight humming noise, and was the size of three 747's with a "great intensity of light coming from the center fuselage area." It flew off toward the west slowly. (Sources: CUFOS files, letter dated February 17, 1978; Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 18).

1979 - Over 50 UFOs surrounded the butane freighter "Tamames" in the Mediterranean Sea as it approached the Escombreras refinery in the Baleares Islands. The ship's log reports that clouds appeared at 3:00 a.m., and the ship's radar showed the presence of many huge aerial objects. The presence of yellow lights in the clouds continued for six hours. The radar of a second ship also reported the presence of the UFOs, but not ground radar. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1979, p. 15, citing Pueblo, February 9, 1979).

1979 - A dark, beehive-shaped UFO was encountered by a 53-year-old man named Hathaway at 9:00 p.m. while he was driving near Liverpool Creek, Queensland, Australia. The failure of his car's engine and lights closely corresponded with a brilliant flash of light coming from the object. It rose vertically when it left. The witness experienced memory loss for some of the events surrounding his close encounter. (Source: Keith Basterfield, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1979).

1988 - In Oswestry, Shropshire, England a 45 foot in diameter yellow cloud of something that looked like fog was seen straddling a hedgerow around 8:00 a.m. It glowed brightly and made a noise like rushing air. A dog ran into it and disappeared for a time. The two adult witnesses, a man and a woman, reported feeling a tingling sensation and smelling a sulphur smell. The dog was later found unconscious, wet and hot; its eyes were red and it seemed close to death. It died a few weeks later. (Source: Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 11).

1993 - A young boy went outside at 7:25 p.m. in Colebrook, New Hampshire and saw a domed disc-shaped object approaching from the northeast. He went and got his stepfather, and both of them witnessed two hovering discs. The discs appeared to be the size of a house, about four feet apart, and only 50 feet in altitude. They seemed to have a pink glow on the far sides. Their lights blinked, and then both discs disappeared. (Sources: Sandra Black, MUFON Field Investigation case files, case 930604J; MUFON UFO Journal, October 1993).

1993 - On the same night Mr. C. Wagh was at the Bridge of Earn in Central Scotland when he sighted six white lights in a straight line. He viewed then through binoculars as they hovered for the next 15 minutes. They seemed to be about 6 to 8 feet apart. They suddenly went out. (Source: Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland: The Secret History of Scotland's UFO Phenomenon, p. 159).

1995, La Canada, Avila, Spain - A 28-year-old security guard was fixing his guard dog's dinner at 9:55 p.m. The dog was tied to a heavy tonnage truck, and he suddenly began barking furiously and staring at the nearby railroad tracks. The man looked around but did not find anything unusual, so he fed his dog and went back to the guard shack. Fifteen seconds later the dog began barking again. When he stepped outside he was confronted by a bizarre looking, shiny white figure that floated quietly above the ground. The apparition was about 1.5 meters in length and floated horizontally just above the ground. At the same time the dog's food dish began to vibrate and "jump around." The figure was wearing what looked like a flowing tunic, and a conical hat concealed its facial features. It advanced slowly towards the witness. The terrified man noticed the humanoid had long hair, resembling that of a woman's, and it carried that looked like a baton in one hand. The man fled from the area and didn't return until he had found some additional witnesses. When they returned to the site they found bizarre symbols that had been traced on the ground with a sharp tool. One of the symbols resembled a six-pointed star and others were "STN", "BEL" and the letter "U". Superstitious locals attributed these symbols to be "demonic" in nature. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Iker Jimenez, Encuentros: La Historia de los OVNI en Espana).

1998 - Driving into Sioux City, Iowa at 11:45 a.m. a 50-year-old woman and her adult son saw a gray rectangular object and followed it for about three quarters of a mile at 70 mph, until they lost sight of it among some hills. (Source: Barbara Trout, MUFON case files, case # 980401SC).

1999 - At 6:30 p.m. four police constables near a lake in Sheffield, England saw an orange UFO with a triangular formation of red lights surrounding it that appeared to revolve around the object. The phenomenon was seen from two locations, and viewed through binoculars for 30 minutes. (Source: Heseltine Gary, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 11, citing Andy Ellis).

1999 - At 11:45 p.m. a group of fishermen in Pisco, Peru watched an anomalous light emerge from the ocean, bank sharply right, and then head for the shore to the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 18079, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, volume 4, no. 8 (February 22, 1999)).

2000 - In Bristol, Vermont at 6:15 p.m. a large luminous triangular cloud flew to the northeast, and split into four objects as it approached the horizon. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), May 2000, p. 17, citing George Filer, Filers Files).

2001 - At around 8 p.m. two campers in Villa Frontera near Arica, Chile spotted a UFO hovering over a group of 10 white-robed cultists, who were holding hands and chanting. The UFO bathed the ground in a powerful light. The next day cell phones in the area would not work, and the witnesses complained of headaches, stomachaches, back pain, and dizziness. (Sources: Australasian Ufologist, January 2001, p. 54, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, March 15, 2001).

2003 - At 2:10 a.m. three witnesses in Indian Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada saw a smooth, round orange ball which moved through the sky and descended slowly into the trees. The sighting lasted seven minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2003 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 49).

2004 - Bright amber lights flashing in a random sequence on what appeared to be a disc-shaped object was seen over Lincoln City, Oregon at 7 p.m. They later came to within what the witnesses said was 30 feet of their house, and returned by flying back out over the Pacific Ocean. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, Feb. 2004 webpage).

2007 - At 5:30 p.m. a strange "fly-strip-looking" spiral-shaped object was seen hovering and floating over houses along Lake Ontario in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 52, citing NUFORC).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions and free-will abductions; animal death associated with strange aerial phenomenon; animal reactions: dogs barking, goat impotent; apparition; cigar-shaped UFOs; color-changing UFOs; domed discs; missing time; multi-year reports for England; nautical UFO: emerged from ocean; orange UFOs, physiological effects: headaches, stomachaches, back pain and dizziness; portholes; rectangular UFO; vanishing UFOs; vehicle EM effect; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson