On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 January 8

1943 – In the late afternoon in Chauny, France many people witnessed several small brilliant metallic objects fly silently from the north to the south in groups of three. The UFOs moved faster than balloons, and the procession lasted for a period of two and a half hours. (Source: Richard Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 20).

1951 – A group of three delta-shaped objects with wingspans of 15’ flew over US Highway 81 south of Forth Worth, Texas at 10:45 p.m. One passed overhead at a low altitude, and made a faint humming sound. (Source: US Air Force Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics case 864).

1956 – At nine o’clock in the morning on Robertson Island, Antarctica a photograph was taken by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition of two cigar-shaped objects, hanging in a vertical position in the sky for 64 minutes. The objects were estimated to be 150 meters in length, and their presence was reportedly confirmed by radar. They shot away at an estimated speed of 40,000 kilometers per hour. (Source: Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1968, p. 20).

1959 – Shortly after nine a.m. on a clear day two MEc employee in Hobart, Tasmania saw a 2.7-meter long object disappear between buildings. Three more were seen in the sky and a fifth object shaped like an inverted skittle with a ball handle dove in the River Derwent. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated January 21, 1959 citing USAF).

1969 – A humanoid was spotted making repairs on a hovering disc-shaped craft for twenty minutes at ten p.m. in Edina, Missouri. He looked surprised when he saw the witness. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 8705 citing APRO Bulletin January-February 1971).

1971 – At 3:00 a.m. in Dumfries, Scotland a Mrs. Bunn sighted a white, bowl-shaped saucer hovering in the sky. The object was absolutely silent and moved back and forth in a small area of the sky. (Source: newspaper clipping dated January 9, 1971).

1971 – At noon at Tafi Viejo, Argentina in the State of Tucuman two men in their thirties sighted a 3-meter in diameter Saturn-shaped saucer with two antennae. The UFO landed 30 meters away from them in a field of maize. It made a whistling sound as it took off and sped away. A tree in the vicinity subsequently died. (Source: Phenomenes Spatiaux, September 1971, p. 33).

1972 – A short humanoid being in the middle of the road attempted to stop a truck in Camas, Spain (Sevilla Province) at 9:35 p.m. When the truck driver refused to stop the being jumped into a nearby ditch. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case 153 citing Manuel Osuna Llorente).

1972 – On the same night a fifteen year old boy named Skiver took a night time photograph of a hovering UFO in Beckemeyer, Illinois at about ten p.m. (Source: newspaper clipping dated May 31, 1972).

1973 – In Ellenboro, North Carolina a teenager named Gowen noticed his radio making a strange static noise. He looked outside and saw a one-foot wide box in his yard moving very slowly at a few feet above the ground. The snow on the ground in the area beneath the UFO had melted, and a greenish gunk was found on the ground. (Source: George D. Fawcett case files).

1974 - After leaving his job in Springfield, Ohio Mr. Justice, age 50, experienced the failure of his car lights and engine at 3:13 a.m. He then saw multicolored blinking lights descend just meters in front of his car, followed by the appearance of a blinding white oval of light approximately six feet in diameter, apparently showing the interior of a UFO. He could see five small occupants within, seated on high backed chairs and wearing bright colored robes. Each had very long brown hair that reached almost to the floor. They appeared to be three to four feet tall, but the witness could not recall their facial features. The UFO brightly illuminated the surrounding terrain and his car's interior. After five minutes the interior light went out and the UFO ascended rapidly with another display of multicolored, flashing lights. A maintenance man on the workplace premises had noticed a failure of his "pager" radio four times between seven and eight o'clock earlier that evening although no UFOs were seen. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-2; citing Leonard Stringfield for CUFOS; J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files, report dated July 9, 1974).

1974 – At 7:40 a.m. three men driving on a highway south of Enterprise, California saw a steady white light come down vertically from the sky. They said that it appeared to land some place near the Pacheco School in Shasta County. (Source: Redding Record Searchlight, January 11, 1974).

1974 - On this afternoon In Zafferana, Italy a woman was working alone in a small room of her house when she felt a strong rush of wind. She turned around and was confronted by a very bright light, within the light she was able to see a tall man wearing a tight-fitting coverall outfit with gold colored boots. He had short light hair, light skin and large almond-shaped eyes. The witness was not frightened and said she felt a sudden sense of joy and peace. The man smiled and suddenly vanished in a flash of light. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1974, case # 559, citing Angel Franchetto, Los Extraterrestres y Nuestro Futuro).

Perhaps a coincidence, but on this date in both of the years 1974 and 1975 a cattle mutilation report and a humanoid report occurred within the same 24-hour period.

1974 – A cattle mutilation was reported in McPherson County, Kansas. (Source: Jerome Clark, Fate, August 1974, p. 79).

1975 – A cattle mutilation was reported to have occurred on this day in rural Texas. At 11:30 p.m. near a power station in Brookby, New Zealand a man and a woman saw an occupant inside a small domed disc-shaped UFO. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case files, newspaper clipping dated February 7, 1975; FSR, October 1976, p. 30 citing Spaceview).

1979 – At three o’clock in the morning in Tunis, Tunisia a group of people witnessed a small disc, about 1.5 meters in size, hovering near a lake for 10 minutes. It then shot away and was gone in a split second. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1979;

1979 – At 5:30 p.m. in San Croce Sull’Arno in the Tuscany region of Italy a 40-meter wide domed disc with an antenna flew over a farm at only ten meters above the ground. The farm animals were panicked and a tree bent over as the object passed. (Source: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO catalogue).

1979 – In Rome City, Indiana at eight o’clock in the evening two people sighted a 15-foot long cylinder at a low altitude near a school. The UFO had an intense light, and shot away at a high speed after five minutes. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1979).

1981 – Perhaps the best documented and most thoroughly investigated case of physical effects from a UFO occurred on this day in Trans-en-Provence, France. At five p.m. Mr. Nicolai, a gardener, saw a metallic disc-shaped object making a whistling sound land hard in a garden. It was estimated to be eight feet by six feet in size, and had four openings on the underside. It also had a thick band around the middle section of the object. The case quickly came to the attention of the police and was soon investigated by GEPAN, the French government’s scientific team of UFO investigators. The physical traces included evidence of vegetation and soil heating, skid marks, and circular ground marks. The chemical analysis revealed that the soil had been heated to temperatures not in excess of 600 degrees Celsius. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact, p. 104).

Trans-en-Provence, France 1981 Close Encounter


1981 – At 11:00 p.m. on a boat near Flinders Island, Tasmania two men saw two nocturnal lights exchange light beams. The sea was illuminated by the UFO display, and the batteries on board the boat were found to be dead. (Source: UFO Research Australia Newsletter, May 1982, p. 7 citing Tasmania UFO Investigation Centre, report dated March 6, 1982).

1984 – At 3:00 a.m. EST in the witness’s bedroom in Framingham, Massachusetts a short humanoid pointed a beam at the witness in bed. The witness felt that the being could telepathically read her mind. When the being had left a three-foot long by 18" cylinder shot straight up into the sky outside. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, August 1991).

1984 – Seventy-five minutes later, at 3:15 a.m. CST, on Interstate 80 three people driving in a van outside Cozad, Nebraska saw a 100-foot diameter disc hover 80 feet over the highway. It was blazingly brilliant and had more than 15 colored circular lights around the rim. They heard an intermittent beeping on the van's CB radio. (Source: International UFO Reporter, March 1984, p. 10).

1987 – A couple in Lakeland, Florida reported a large vertical cylinder in the sky over their house on this night. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1990, p. 198).

1995 – At around nine o’clock in the evening a house located between the Yatzitz and Yaziv communities in Israel shook as if an earthquake was happening. The occupants of the residence saw a three-meter tall creature with long legs and no arms outside. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup website, volume 1 number 4).

1997 – On this night in Ixtapalapa, Mexico a 53-year-old woman awoke to find three short dwarfs cavorting about her bedroom while she was unable to move. After ten minutes they disappeared in a bright blue flash of light. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997 citing Contacto OVNI).

2003 – At 10:21 a.m. a triangular craft with a light on each corner hovered silently over Dardanelle, Arkansas. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – At 3:30 p.m. a reflective metallic craft was sighting high in the sky over the mountains in Santa Barbara, California and at 10:00 p.m. in Union City, California a UFO was seen entering a triangular shaped light. The light then pinched shut and vanished. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – At 6:15 p.m. in Spicewood, Texas a cylindrical object with lights appeared in the sky for three minutes, and then vanished abruptly. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2003 – At 7:00 p.m. in Williamsburg, Ohio a UFO was reportedly seen in the sky for five minutes that appeared shaped like an ordinary airplane, but could hover, levitate upwards, and back up. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 02 September 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database

Themes: cattle mutilations and humanoid reports occurring on the same day, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, EM vehicle ignition interference, ground marks, human looking UFOnauts, landings, maneuvering UFOs, metallic UFOs, multicolored UFOs, physical effects on vegetation, procession of objects, radio interference, short humanoids, vertical cigar-shaped UFOs, whistling sound.