On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 2

1905 - An intensely dark object flew over Llangollen, Gwynedd, Wales at an altitude over two miles. (Source: Desmond Leslie, Flying Saucers Have Landed, p. 34).

1952 - At three o'clock in the morning Mr. Turason, a radar operator working for ground control at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois picked up 40 targets flying in miscellaneous directions, up to 175 mph. Two of the blips seemed to fly in formation with a DC-6 airliner. The radar sightings lasted a total of eight hours. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 2025; UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 3; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At 5:50 p.m. two military observers at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona saw seven large saucer-shaped objects, identical in appearance, in changing formations. When they changed direction for the last time all of them vanished. (Soruces: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. September-October 1952, p. 7; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 183; UNICAT, case 744).

1953 - At 9:14 p.m. at Sidi Slimane AFB, Morocco pilot Lt. Col. William Moore and co-pilot Lt. J. H. McInnis, flying in a C-47 transport plane at 140 mph at 6000 feet altitude on a training mission, encountered a very bright light that appeared on a collision course with their aircraft. At the last minute the UFO levelled out. It subsequently made a 90 degree and then it executed a 180 degree turn. It descended to 700 feet or less, slowed and seemed to hover. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 21; UNICAT, case #  767; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - Twelve-year-old John Jacob Swain of Coldwater, Kansas had just finished driving a tractor at 10:00 p.m. when he saw a dark complexioned little man about the size of a five year old child crouching about 20 feet away. The man had pointed ears and a pointed nose, and wore shiny clothing. He also was carrying two two-foot long cylinders on his back. He ran or glided, apparently floating across the ground, to a 50 foot wide disc-shaped object hovering five feet above the ground. He jumped in and took off without tilting the saucer. Lights shone from windows or the craft as it flew off faster than a jet. At the site were found numerous pear-shaped footprints 2 inches wide x 4.5 inches in length, with very narrow heels. (Sources: Wichita Evening Eagle, September 8, 1954; Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 677; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-46, citing Sheriff Floyd Hadley & Rev. Albert Baller).

1956 - At 4:30 a.m. a six meter long ovoid UFO hovered 5 feet over a golf course in Dayton, Ohio. It illuminated an area 40 feet wide. The sighting lasted more than 30 minutes, but the UFO vanished when the 19-year-old witness shone a light on it. A Project Blue Book "unknown." (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 4379; Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 135; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 13).

1958 - At nine o'clock several violent bluish-white flashes were seen at ground level in Docelles, France. The next day four deep rectangular imprints were found in the ground at the site. The imprints were five meters apart, and arranged in a square. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1976).

1960 - In the middle of the night Mr. & Mrs. Palmes noticed a large dark gray object, covered with tiles and as large as a three-storey building, in a nearby field while driving down a highway north of Bunnell, Florida. The UFO then came and hovered over road, only 30-50 feet away. The car's lights and engine died. The wife recalls seeing short people in tight-fitting uniforms, and her husband being in a trance. There was an undisclosed period of missing time. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0504, citing Norman Bean, Skylook, August 1975, p. 9).

1967 - At 1:30 a.m. Ms. Barbara Ward, awakened by her baby, glanced out her window on the Bentilee Estate, Stoke-on-Trent, England and saw, a very bright yellow object with an orange light on top in the adjacent field. It was shaped like an inverted saucer. It appeared to be on the ground or just above it, and its light fluctuated in intensity. She could hear no sound, though she was behind a glass window. She reported to investigators Roger Stanway and Anthony Pace that she "half imagined" she could see shadowy figures moving back and forth in front of the bright light generated by the object. She could not be certain because the bright light caused her eyes to strain when looking at the object. After watching for half an hour she became tired and went back to bed. The UFO had not moved during her observation. Subsequent examination of the field failed to reveal any traces. This sighting occurred during a spate of several UFO incidents in the same area. (Sources: Roger Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs Unidentified Undeniable, p. 11; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-87 (A0863), citing Roger Stanway & Anthony Pace; UNICAT, case # 567).

1967 - On this night Nelson Gutierrez, a salesman, encountered a landed UFO on the Plains Highway, near the Hato Viejo farm outside of Caracas, Venezuela. A being emerged from the object, and according to press acounts the witness claimed to have taken a photograph of the being. A copy of this photograph was not made available, and the photographer's intent was to sell it when he had it developed. (Sources: Coral & Jim Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story, p. 78; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-89, citing Jim & Carol Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 78; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 877).

1968 - A brilliant royal blue ball of light with a whitish-yellow outer ring hovered in the northwestern sky over Lockleys, South Australia for awhile, then dropped like a stone, veering to the left. It made no sound and left no smoke trail. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 182).

1971 - On this night a 17-year-old woman named James witnessed a UFO hanging motionless in the sky for more than 30 minutes over Great Barr, England. It changed shape and color, and disappeared at high speed. It had green L-shapes with red light at each end. It became oblong, then cigar shaped. (Sources: Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Journal, January 17, 1972, citing Birmingham Evening Mail, September 3, 1971; Flying Saucers, March 1972, p. 13; FSR, January-February 1972, p. 31).

1973 - On this evening Miss Liewragwong and another young girl living in the Klong Toey neighborhood of Bangkok, Thailand had a close encounter sighting of a disc-shaped UFO. (Source: Terry Colvin, FSR Case Histories, February 1974, p. 17, citing Bangkok Post, September 3, 1973).

1973 - On his way to work at 1:30 p.m. an older man driving south of Milroy, Indiana a man saw a green, domed disc-shaped object descend making a swishing sound, and he watched the object approach in his car's rearview mirror. The UFO scooped up his car like a forklift. The front and side windows were blacked out, and he could only see out through the rear window. He had 95 minutes of missing time during his abduction experience. (Sources: Richard Nottingham, MUFON field investigation case file database, case 951112aC; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1220, citing Don Worley for MUFON).

1973 - Residents of Big Bear Lake, California reported a series of sightings starting at around 11:00 p.m. of unidentified objects with flashing lights. A hovering multi-colored object was observed, with a red color predominating. It was then revealed to be a red disc, which began moving in various directions, then accelerated and sped away toward the north. (Source: Big Bear News, September 27, 1973).

1975 - A silent, dark disc-shaped object was seen at 12:30 a.m. pulsating on the roadside of a highway in Chesterland, Ohio. It then hovered at treetop level, and shot straight up very quickly. (Source: FSR, April 1976, p. 25, citing CUFOS).

1976 - At 5:00 a.m. a UFO with multiple lights was involved in a close encounter in Jaca, Huesca, Spain. It moved toward the car of two of the witnesses, circled around it, and then moved over it. A truck driver was an independent witness. The UFO had a solid top, but indistinct bottom; it was 7-8 meters in diameter, and made a soft whistling sound. Physiological effects were reported. (Source: UNICAT, case # 455, citing Stendek, December 1981, p. 7).

1978 - A metallic-looking, cigar-shaped object was seen taking off from a field of maize at 8:10 a.m. in San Michele, Veneto, Italy. It made a hissing sound. An area of crushed and dehydrated plants was found at the landing site. It was 6.5 meters by 3 meters (20 feet x 10 feet). There were reportedly several witnesses, including the main witness, a 14-year-old named Pozzi. (Sources: FSR, March 1979, p. 6; Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 14; UNICAT, case # 108, citing Toselli, FSR;Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 265, 349).

1978 - On this night Gene LeTourneau, a newspaper reporter, and his wife watched a box-shaped, noiseless object at Russell Pond in Maine. (Source: Portland Press Herald, September 13, 1978).

1979 - The witness, a surveyor, was out picking mushrooms at five o'clock in the afternoon in a wooded part of Petushka, Russia when he came upon a large, shiny, metallic looking mushroom-shaped craft on the ground. The bottom half of the craft emitted a soft pink light, and the top domed section was encased in an orange mist. The craft appeared to be spinning and emitting luminous flashes from its edges. Two short men emerged from the object. They were strongly built with broad shoulders and strong chests. They wore black tight-fitting suits that covered their entire bodies. The suits had two small slits at eye level. They were talking among themselves in a language that sounded more like the twittering of birds than anything else. They appeared to inspect the craft, and then were somehow sucked up inside it. The UFO subsequently took off. On the spot where the object had been resting the soil was found to be totally sterile with all living organisms completely absent. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 835, citing Gordon Creighton, FSR, Vol. 27, number 5; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13272).

1980 - At 9:30 a.m. a blimp-shaped object with eerie lights and odd maneuvers was seen in Texarkana, Arkansas by a doctor who was also a pilot; it vanished on the spot! (Sources: William D. Leet, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1982, p. 5; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing MUFON).

1984 - A black, saucer-shaped UFO was seen for six minutes flipping around the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland in slow motion. It was witnessed by many, including physicist Bruce Maccabee. (Source: Bruce Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1985).

1994 - On this night on Dry Creek, the Greenhorn Mountains, Huerfano County, Colorado a local hunter was at his campsite when a large group of "aliens dressed in camo appeared", and before he could react, he was gassed, captured, and tied up. They never spoke to him, and never fed him. He claims he survived by eating grasshoppers. The camoflage wearing, human looking entities appeared to be conducting "some sort of maneuvers." The group then began boarding a small, silver colored flying object, and the witness was astonished when the object appeared to expand in size to accommodate them all. The object then took off, morphed into the shape of a bear, then morphed into "a three headed wolf", then turned into a cloud. Later, law enforcement personnel searched the area and found the witness's truck trashed, the remains of his campfire, and "his half-burnt clothes" scattered around the area. At the same time a second hunter was reported missing in the same area, but when he finally showed up, he "raced away in his truck without saying a word." a local hunter was captured by human-like alien beings, dressed in camoflauge. Small silver UFO grew in size, changed shape 2x. 2nd hunter also missing, wouldn't say why. (Sources: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 254; Albert S. Rosales, 1994 Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2550, citing Christopher O'Brien).

1995 - At 10:30 p.m. at the Bay Bridge in Pensacola, Florida two witnesses watched a one foot in diameter red ball of light low over some trees shoot out and back a number of times, swinging back in forth in the sky in a pendulum motion. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1995).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 29 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, blue UFOs, broad-shouldered humanoids, dark UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, humanoid with pointed ears, missing time, mists or fog surrounding UFO, multi-year reports from England, radar sightings, shape changing UFO, short humanoids, UFOs hovered 5 feet above ground, vanishing UFO, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, vertical ascent, whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson