On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 Junee 8

1920 - At 6 p.m. a cylindrical object flying at only 75 feet altitude, passing over Rushville, Missouri, was seen by two hundred people. It made a 90-degree turn to the east, and disappeared into a cloud. (Source: Skylook, October 1973, p. 16; Richard H. Hall, From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), p. 12; Jay David, The Flying Saucer Reader, p. 12).

1952 - In Albuquerque, New Mexico at 10:50 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Markland sighted four shiny objects flying straight and level in a diamond formation. They made no sound, and were silver white in color. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #1263; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 264; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - Sometime after one o'clock in the morning and before 2:30 a.m. Mr. L. T. Prewitt, an employee of the Red River Arsenal, sighted a golden yellow light fly over his house in Texarkana, Texas for two minutes, making a "shhhh" or buzzing sound. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #3037; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

In 1964 Mrs. Helen Reed of Lawrenceville, Illinois observed a 15-foot-wide, domed, spinning object around 10:30 p.m. It was moving five meters above the ground and less than 20 meters away. It made sharp, 90 degree turns, and had colored lights emanating from the dome (blue turning to red), and bands of yellow light. The object went out of sight behind some trees to the north. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 8; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 14; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 300 (case 611)).

1964 - Also on the same night five witnesses, including Sheriff L. C. Brinkerhoff of the Big Horn County, Wyoming sheriff's department had a close encounter with a blue-green UFO that hovered over the badlands near Burlington, Wyoming. It reacted to the sheriff's spotlight by beaming a ray of light into the patrol car. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1964, p. 6; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, October 1966, p. 30; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 170).

1966 - Two ice cream truck drivers, Armstrong and Polomka, watched a domed craft maneuvering in the sky for 20 minutes between Kingston and Naracoorte, South Australia. A white light made up the body of the craft, while a red light looked like a dome on top; the white light was interlaced with smaller colored lights. It moved at fantastic speeds. (Sources: Michael Hervey, UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 176; Keith Basterfield, Keith Basterfield investigation files, case S017).

1966 - Max Baker, age 43, was driving west on Sandusky Road between Kansas, Ohio and Toledo at 6:45 a.m. when a bright silver, metallic cigar-shaped object appeared out of nowhere and buzzed his car. The UFO was completely silent, and passed within 30 meters of his car, flying low to the northeast. The close encounter lasted one minute. His report to the Air Force remains a Project Blue Book unexplained case. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 10629; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 15; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 331; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case # 185).

1966 - Also on that same evening, three young Canadians were driving south of Castlegar Airport in British Columbia when they were chased by an oval shaped object, about six feet in diameter. It gave off a bluish glow and stayed parallel with the car as they drove along the highway at about 45 m.p.h. It had beams of light pointing upward and downward coming from it, as it flew about 10 feet above the power lines. It made no noise. (Source: Charles Bowen, World Round-up, FSR, November 1966, p. 33).

1968 - Between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. a university professor named Richalda and a woman accompanying him witnessed a 0.5 meter, hat-shaped UFO that flew to the southwest while driving near a hydro-electric dam in Capataneni, Bacau, Romania. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Ion Hobana & Julien Weverbergh, UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain, p. 172).

1974 - At Lake George near Goulbourne, New South Wales, Australia a Mr. L, an elderly farmer, noticed an elongated luminous object in the sky at around 11 p.m. on the night of June 7-8, 1974. It ejected a "falling star" that approached to within two miles of him, hovering about a half a mile up in the sky. It appeared as a red luminous sphere. Later that night this sphere appeared to land behind some trees several miles away. At around three o'clock in the morning he went out with his dog to investigate, and walked toward the landing site. He heard a number of other dogs barking, and a voice that yelled, "shut up!", which caused him to stop. He sat down where he was and waited until around 6:00 a.m., and then went on to the site and found "an area of burnt vegetation for a distance of 200 yards." When the witness was subsequently hospitalized and diagnozed with paranoid schizophrenia, he was able to recall futher details. He remembered that he had approached to withing 300 yards of the landed object, and observed it through binoculars. Three or four men over eight feet tall came from behind the landed craft and "floated" to the ground. They were wearing glowing silver colored suits that covered their bodies up to their necks. He could discern no facial features on the beings. Later, a chute emerged from the object, and down it came a number of cylindrical metal "packing cases." After that, about 40 head of black cattle came down the chute, and were driven away by normal looking men, accompanied by dogs. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1974-27 (A1331), citing Bill Chalker & Keith Basterfield).

1986 - A 40-foot long, cigar-shaped UFO was seen in a red mist in Metcalf, Illinois at 8:30 p.m. It was seen for 30 seconds, less than half a mile away, and was completely silent. (Source: Bob Gribble, UFO Reporting Center, case # 1119).

In 1990, the Bridges family of Navarre Beach, Florida observed a cluster of 20-30 lights at 11:30 p.m. that appeared to be low over the Gulf of Mexico about ten miles away from their home. These lights would join together in a circular orbit and then shoot out in many directions. Some of the paths were jagged with sharp turns and abrupt stops, while others were smooth stops. The UFOs would then regroup and repeat the process randomly. Another group of about 20 people, who were visiting in rental units, also saw the display. The entire event lasted about 30 minutes. (Source: Rex Salisberry, Gulf Breeze Sentinel, Gulf Breeze, FL, June 14, 1990).

1991 - Civil radar tracked UFOs over Concepcion, Paraguay. Pilots encountered and radar tracked a reddish oval-shaped object that paced a small aircraft and then hovered above the airport; electro-magnetic effects were reported on the plane. At around 6:00 p.m. an intense bluish-white oval-shaped object buzzed a Japanese airliner, then paced a Cessna for 25 minutes. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 127, 245, 384; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 46, citing MUFON UFO Journal, February 1994).

1994 - In a farming area outside of Padova (Padua), Italy at around midnight a robot-like entity with lights approached the witness. It used telepathy to communicate with the witness, warning him that it meant no harm and there were 14 others just like him, hiding in the nearby woods. It then lifted off vertically, and flew away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #329; Albert S. Rosales, 1994 Humanoid Sighting Reports, case # 2366).

1998 - During the predawn hours of this morning in Puerto Rico the witness, Belen, found herself seated on a stainless steel table that floated in mid-air. To her left stood two short gray beings wearing white coveralls. They just stood there looking at her, seemingly waiting for something. At her feet stood a tall, human like figure, with black hair, large eyes, fine chiseled facial features and very thick eyebrows. She felt relaxed and unafraid. She asked the human figure what were they doing, and his answer was, "We are preparing you." She asked him not to leave any marks on her body this time, but she was told that it was necessary, and that next time no scars or marks will be left behind. She then lay back on the table and saw two "tubes" descend from the ceiling. The tubes were also metallic and emitted beams of light towards her stomach area. At this point she lost consciousness. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Lucy Guzman).

2002 - Dr. Joyce Pugh, a MUFON consultant, reported that on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at about 10:30 p.m. she and her husband were driving on Highway 319 toward Ocilla, Georgia when they sighted unusual lights low in the overcast sky above the trees off to the left near Tifton, Georgia. They were shaped like an elongated triangle with a white light in each corner, and a red light in the bottom center. The lights appeared to be on one object, which slowly moved across the road. They turned off the highway to pursue it. They later sighted two more craft with indistinct lights. They could hear the sound of roaring jet engines apparently coming from the lights/craft, as they seemed to fly along slowly. They went back to the area where they observed the first object and once again observed hovering lights. The lights crossed the road again and then disappeared as Dr. Pugh continued to negotiate traffic. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 87-88, citing John Bodin & Tom Sheets).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 6 June 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction with physical exam, beams of light, bluish glowing UFOs, car pursuits or buzzings, cigar or cylindrical UFOs, erratic maneuvers, human-looking UFOnaut, short Grey humanoids, oval-shaped UFOs, robot, silver metallic UFOs, triangle UFO, UFOs flying in formation.

© Donald A. Johnson