On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 9

1951 - At 1:42 p.m. CAA Chief Aircraft Communicator Roy Messmore at Hulman Municipal Airport in Terre Haute, Indiana sighted a round silver object that flew directly overhead. The UFO reached the horizon in 15 seconds. A very similar incident happened three minutes later near Paris, Illinois (15 miles NW) and was also listed as "unidentified" for several years, but was eventually reclassified. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - A mailman in Huy, Belgium saw a cigar-shaped object land. Two silhouettes "approximately human" in appearance were seen on board the craft. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - Between Montaren and Serviers, France, 1 kilometer from "Le Mas Blanc," Dr. Fabre, Mr. Court, and six others saw an orange oval object oscillating in midair. It was very bright and "fiery," and came very low to the ground. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - Some men out hunting in Dreux, France saw a luminous sphere take off and fly toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - In Soubran, France several local people saw a luminous, spherical object land in a pasture. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - In Rinkerode, Germany Willi Hoge, a projectionist, was returning home in the evening when he saw four occupants of an object that had descended to ground level 70 meters from the road he was on. Seeing a blue light at first, he thought that an airplane had made an emergency landing. However, the cigar-shaped object was wingless. There were four humanoid beings wearing some type of rubber coveralls working under it. They were about 1.2 meters tall and had very large chests and oversized heads; their legs were short and thin. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - Near the Landeforet pool in Beauvain, France Christopher Carette saw a fiery sphere flying at treetop level for ten seconds. It had a protuberance or dome on top, and was estimated to be about 4 meters in diameter. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 152; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 221).

1954 - As he was driving near Carcassonne, France at around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Jean Bertrand saw a bright, metallic sphere ahead on the road. The top half appeared to be made of transparent plastic, and two humanlike figures were seen standing inside. It took off quickly, flying away to the east. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 145; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, pp. 221-222).

1954 - Pournoy-la-Chetive, France. Four children--Gilbert Calda, age 12; Daniel Hirsch, age 9; J. P. Hirsch, age 5; and Robert Maguin, age 16--were roller skating at 6:30 p.m. when they saw a luminous object near the cemetery. It was round, about 2.5 meters in diameter, on stood on three legs. A dwarf, about 1.2 meters tall, dressed in black, having a face covered with hair and large eyes, came out and shone a blinding light at them. It said something in an unknown language. The children ran away, but looked back in time to see the object flying away high in the sky. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 222).

1954 - Mr. Barrault was riding his bicycle in Lavoux, France at seven o'clock in the evening when he suddenly saw a figure in a diving suit aiming a double beam of light at him. The individual had boots without heels and very bright eyes. It walked along the road for about a minute and then went into the forest. The witness was paralyzed and was unable to movethroughout the incident. The entity had a hairy chest and two lights, one above the other, in front of him. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 153; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 222).

1954 - Briatexte, France. At 8:30 p.m. on Route N631 at "La Caiffe," a technician named J. P. Mitto was returning from Toulouse with two other friends when they saw two small figures cross the road in front of their car and jump into a pasture. The beings were about the height of 11-year-old children and crossed only five meters in front of them. Stopping immediately, the witnesses saw a large convex disc take off vertically. It was about six meters in diameter, orange in color, and was literally "sucked up" into the sky. Brown oily spots were found at the landing site. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 222).

1954 - In Beirut, Lebanon at 10:15 p.m. the local company representative of a German firm, Max Favell, saw an white flying object land. It took off vertically, spinning, and was lost from sight. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 222).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 20 April 2004).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: Cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, dwarf humanoids, human looking UFOnauts, landings, oily residue, orange UFOs, oval-shaped UFOs, paralysis, spherical UFOs, tripod landing gear, vertical ascents.