On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 March 8

1949 - A silent greenish-white object was sighted in the sky near the Los Alamos Atomic Energy research facility in New Mexico. It flew toward the southeast at the altitude of the cloud layer, and was seen by guards Patterson and Lang from two guard stations: 103 and 106. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs a History - 1949 (volume 1), p. 57; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, March 1949 report).

1950 - A Naval commander sighted a UFO in the sky over Mazatlan, Mexico which he described as an "artificial device." At five o'clock in the morning the crew of two airliners, the Air Traffic Controller, and many other ground witnesses at Vandalia Airport, Ohio sighted a bullet-shaped UFO being chased by military jets. The UFO ascended very fast. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence (Volume I), p. 84).

1954 - A red disc-shaped UFO flew over the Laredo Air Force Base in Laredo, Texas on this day. It tilted to a vertical orientation and then shot straight up into the sky. It was reported by a pilot at the base. At 11:07 p.m. ten to twenty nocturnal lights in a crescent formation--possibly a single crescent-shaped object--flew over San Antonio, Texas. It made no sound. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, May 1954; Donald E. Keyhoe, The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, p. 110).

1957 - A pilot saw a circular object flying against the wind in Baudette, Minnesota. It was luminous, about 5.5 meters in diameter, and flew so low that it appeared to suck up the snow on the ground. (Sources: Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers Top Secret; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 254).

1965 - At 7:40 p.m. three persons in Mount Airy, Maryland, including an instrument maker for the U.S. Bureau of Standards, saw a cigar-shaped object with six lights--two of them fixed red lights. It flew above them at a low altitude, and avoided hitting their house at the last moment. It was lost from sight in the northeast. The duration of the event was three minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 9305; NICAP UFO Investigator, May-June 1965, p. 4; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 640; J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience, p. 238; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 144; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52).

1966 - A retired Marine Corps aircraft mechanic saw a domed disc-shaped UFO hover over Chesterton, Indiana at 2:30 in the afternoon. The UFO was surrounded by a bright, misty haze, and hovered above a cloud bank for 4-5 minutes. It then tilted at an angle and shot away. (Source: Gordon I.R. Lore, Jr., UFOs: A New Look, p. 46).

Chesterton, Indiana Daylight Disc - March 8, 1966 at 2:30 p.m.

Sketch of Chesterton, Indiana UFO - 1966 

1967 - There were at least 27 UFO reports made on this day from Australia, Spain, North America, and Peru. For a map of the North American reports, click on map.

Leominster, Massachusetts Close Encounter with EM Effects - 1967

1967 - Mr. and Mrs. Wallace were driving in Leominster, Massachusetts at 1:05 in the morning when they noticed an unusual light flying over a nearby cemetery. They drove closer to investigate and saw the UFO surrounded by a heavy fog or mist. They described the object as a bright bluish-white, glowing dome-shaped object that was hovering low to the ground with a rocking, pendulum motion. The rim of the object glowed as bright as an acetylene torch. The car's engine, lights, and radio failed. Mr. Wallace got out of the car and felt his arm tugged by some force against the body of the car. He felt tingling electric shocks and felt paralyzed in close presence to the object. The UFO wobbled, hummed, and then shot up vertically into sky. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 345; NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1967, p. 7; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 199, 250, 267 & 331).

1967 - That night in Galesburg, Illinois a domed disc-shaped object with a spinning rim and a pulsating red light passed overhead, making a hissing sound. (Sources: NICAP case investigation files; John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 24; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, p. 10).

1967 - Also that same night an elongated flying object with flashing body lights and light beams at each end was reported by multiple independent witnesses in Goodland, Kansas. The UFO reportedly made a sound "like a vacuum cleaner." (Sources: Norton (Kansas) Daily Telegram, March 1967; John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 24; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume 2: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 173 & 332, citing James McDonald).

1977 - Nine independent witnesses watched a red ball of light maneuver against the wind in Gatchelville, Pennsylvania at 7:30 p.m. Holes were found burnt in the ground at a possible landing site. (Sources: Allan Hendry, The UFO Handbook, p. 120; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 11471).

1982 - There were two close encounter UFO reports on this day from Georgia and Connecticut. At 1:45 p.m. three former Air Force pilots flying in a private corporate jet saw a ten foot diameter silver disc that flew within 25 feet of their left wingtip. They were flying close to Metter, Georgia at the time, 60 miles southwest of Allendale, South Carolina. At 8:15 p.m. three witnesses in a house in Bethel, Connecticut saw two rows of red lights pass over their house and fly off towards the north-northeast at a low altitude. The UFO caused the house to shake when it passed over. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, March 1992, p. 17; Larry Hatch, U computer database, cases 13845 & 13846; International UFO Reporter, November-December 1982, p. 8).

1998 - On this afternoon a farmer in Rho, Lombardia, Italy saw a white object in the shape of an upside-down pear hovering above a field. He called his wife and both watched the object for about half an hour. During the episode a hatch slid open and an occupant emerged. The UFOnaut was only about 40 inches tall, with two huge black eyes. The being floated in the air close to the object for about ten minutes, then re-entered the object which rose vertically and left at a high rate of speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3122, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Vol. 3 # 13).

1997 - A triangle-shaped UFO with a large dome at one end hovered low over a field in Lympe, England near the town of Hythe at three a.m. There were three witnesses. One of the witnesses, Ms. S. Hall, said that it had lots of bright lights around the sides and made a humming noise. (Source: Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 168).

2003 - A silent "flying wing" was seen by a couple leaving their home in Greenbelt, Maryland at 8:15 p.m. It flew below the clouds at an estimated 600-1,200 feet altitude. It had "pure white" circular lights on the wingtips, small red lights in the middle that brightened and dimmed. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, March 2003 archived webpage).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 23 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, EM vehicle ignition interference, ground traces, hissing or humming sounds, levitating humanoid, low-flying UFOs, luminous UFOs, near landings or landings, paralysis, pendulum motion, vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson