On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 4

1953 - Mrs. Deshais, a farmer's wife in Tonnerre, France saw two UFOs at 9:30 p.m., a five-meter long elongated object and a sphere, both on the ground. There were three 1.5-meter (5 foot) tall men running toward the craft. They had oversized heads and wore helmets and boots. One entered the elongated object, which then spread some "wings" that made it look like a butterfly. It then shifted to a vertical position, resting on tripod landing gear, and took off at the same time as the spherical object into which the other two beings had gone. Traces were found at the spot. (Sources: Phenomenes Spatiaux, March 1968; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 204, case 117).

1954 - On this morning in Obersuessbach, Bavaria, Germany between ten and eleven a.m. a schoolteacher and four others sighted a flat circular, silver colored object that had a funny looking rim. The edge of the craft gave them the impression of fringe. It passed over at high speed. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 34).

1957 - At 8:06 p.m. four Portuguese F-84 fighter jets from Ota AFB on a night training flight at 25,000 feet altitude between Cordoba and Coruche, Portugal sighted a large disc-shaped object. It was changing color from green to yellow to blue. It also appeared to change size. Four small circles of light detached from a larger light. (Sources: Flying Saucer Review, July 1958; Brinsley LePoer Trench, Flying Saucer Story, p. 37; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 29; Flying Saucers magazine, September 1962, p. 30; UNICAT, case # 791).

1964 - Shortly before 8:00 p.m. two teenagers in Glassboro, New Jersey were approached by two tall blond men, who had long hair and were barefoot. They asked the boys if they were interested in seeing a UFO. They walked to an apple orchard where they saw a red light land in the woods, and then take off. A burnt crater was found by the NICAP investigator, with tripod indentations. The US Air Force was called and performed a perfunctory, sloppy investigation of the case, but NICAP did a more thorough job. In addition to the burnt area and ground marks, some white powdery balls were found that were cold to the touch. After touching them the witnesses' hands retained numbness for 24 hours. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1964, p. 1; Jean Bastide, MUFON UFO Journal, July 1977, p. 11, citing NICAP field investigator Campbell).

1964 - That same evening two men had gone bow hunting in the forest near Cisco Grove, California. One of the men, Mr. D. Shrum, age 28, became lost and climbed a tree. It was then, at around 10:00 p.m., that he noticed a domed object with a blinking light on top descend and land. Two short humanoid beings, wearing silvery white coveralls, and a robot-looking creature got out and approached his location. They attempted to climb the tree after him in an apparent effort to capture him, but were unsuccessful. The robot released a vapor that drifted up to him and made him groggy, but before he lost consciousness he was able to tie himself to the tree trunk with his belt. He shot arrows at the robot, but the arrows just bounced off and caused no damage. The beings remained in the area, as far as he could tell, for most of the night. He stayed in the tree for eleven hours. (Sources: Coral E. & Jim Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 137; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 248; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 21; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 210; Richard F. Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 221; UNICAT, case 297).

Cisco Grove, California Abduction Attempt - 1964

Sketch of Cisco Grove, California Abduction Attempt 1964

1965 - In an isolated area of the Green River Gorge, Washington State a man named Salsbury encountered a landed white, disc-shaped craft from which a loud voice resembling a “loud speaker” originated. It told him not to be afraid, and to put down his gun. Once he did that, an oval-shaped door opened under the lower part of the object, and a man came out walking slowly towards him. The man was described as six feet tall, appearing to be about 30 years of age. He was dressed in a one-piece tight-fitting suit made of some sort of metallic coating, resembling aluminum or chrome, but dull reflecting. He also wore a helmet that was very tight-fitting on his skull. On his side he carried an odd-looking sidearm with a barrel about the size of a regular flashlight, but instead of a hole in it, it had some sort of oval lens of a purplish-bluish color. He spoke to the witness in a very refined voice, telling him “Don’t be alarmed, I am not here to cause you any injury or harm.” The man told the witness that he was the captain of his craft, and invited him onboard for a brief tour.  (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1965 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2580, citing Andy Page).

1967 - At 5:10 a.m. police officer P. A. Andrade was on duty at City Hall in Valencia, Venezuela when he heard a humming noise and footsteps in the garage. He entered the garage and encountered a one-meter tall dwarf humanoid, with a big head and bulging, reddish glowing eyes. The being wore a silver colored, metallic-looking coverall. Andrade pointed his machine gun at the creature, but a voice from a hovering disc-shaped object said in Spanish that he should not harm the creature. The dwarf then tried to convince Andrade to come to "their world," adding it was "very distant and much larger than the Earth, and with many advantages for earthlings." When Andrade declined, the creature flew back into the object, which left. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 82; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-92 (A0868), citing Jim & Coral Lorenzen; Jacques Vallee: Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 878).

1969 - In Ngatea, New Zealand a UFO took off and flew away to the south at 7:00 p.m. A 17 meter circle of burnt brush was found at the landing site, with deep tripod indentations at the center. (Source: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1969).

1971 - In Wingles, France a domed disc flew behind a hill of mine tailings at 7:40 p.m. There were independent witnesses. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, August 1972).

1971 - An exceptional photograph of a disc-shaped object emerging from a lake was recorded by an official mapping aircraft of the Costa Rican government at 08:25 am (EDT) while flying at 10,000 feet altitude over Lago de Cote, three miles north of the town of Arenal, Costa Rica at 10.583 degrees North and 84.916 degrees West. None of the flight crew or photographers saw the object at the time. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 15, 289; Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact, p. 58; www.nicap.org/1971 UFO Chronology.htm).

Photograph of Disc Emerging from Lake Taken by Survey Aircraft over Lago de Cote, Costa Rica - 1971

Photo of Disc Coming from Lake in Lago de Cote, Costa Rica

1973 - In Bavilliers, Belfort department, France at 6:50 p.m. smaller UFOs cavorted over the top of a long cigar-shaped object in the sky. They vanished, and soon jet aircraft appeared apparently looking for the UFOs. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 10078, citing LDLN, issue 142).

1973 - At 11:10 p.m. a 30 meter in diameter disc-shaped object was observed in Louvroil, Nord department, France moving with a slow wobble. It shot two separate beams of light that converged on the ground. At the same time an ovoid object was seen at very low altitude in Maubeuge, Nord, France. Plants were found scorched on the ground at the site. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1976; FSR Case Histories, December 1973, p. 16).

1974 - In Hierges, Nord, France dogs barked fiercely when a metallic domed disc-shaped object approached to within 70 meters only 15 meters above the ground. It was dark with eight white rectangular windows illuminated from inside. A photograph was taken. When the house lights were switched off the object moved, then lifted off vertically. (Source:

1974 - Farm animals reacted in panic when a nocturnal light maneuvered at tree top level outside of Sioux City, Iowa. A burnt patch of vegetation was found in an alfalfa field. (Source: Ted R. Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, p. 104, case 745).

1979 - A small silver disc-shaped object, 2.5 to 3.0 feet in diameter, hovered with a wobbling motion low over a field in New Richmond, Wisconsin at 7:45 p.m. It rose and moved away, still wobbling. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1979, p. 7; UNICAT, case 86).

1982 - At 11:30 p.m. a 150 foot long cigar-shaped object made a deep humming sound at low altitude in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It had a red light and a white beam that searched the ground. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, October 1983).

1989 - At 4:30 a.m. in Les Tuiles, Tarn department, France a man saw down in a field of alfalfa a luminous square 10 x 10 meters; a stationary object above the roof was in the shape of a spinning top with multiple facets. (Source: GEIPAN, case 40).

1992 - An oval-shaped object with a dome on top was seen at a low level in Ontario, Canada (precise location not given). There were red and white light in an equatorial band around the object, running around the object in sequence like on a Christmas tree. A cloud of fog also enveloped the object, and it had an appendage at the tail end. (Source: MUFON CDROM field investigation files, case 930408J, field investigator Dan A. Boswell).

1993 - A domed disc-shaped object floated over cars on the M62 highway in Oldham, England at 10:30 p.m. Nocturnal lights hovered in the sky for 40 minutes. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1993).

1997 - At 10:15 p.m. two young boys, 13-year-old Giovanni and 15-year-old Alessandro, were walking alone on the Via Vittorioin in Cordenons, Fruili, Italy when they noticed a dazzling light emanating intermittent flashes. This flash light was immediately followed by a strange whistling sound. After walking for about 100 meters the two boys next noticed a bizarre creature standing next to a light pole. It was described as short and white in color. The creature moved away very rapidly in a strange, zigzagging motion and disappeared into a nearby wooded area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, citing Moreno Tambellini, SHADO).

2004 - A married couple spotted a shiny cigar-shaped object in the sky as they played with their sons in a park in Aldershot, England. The object appeared in the sky at around 2:15 p.m., and it spent the next 20 minutes ducking around in the sky, making random turns, and flying horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 132).

2005 - Four police officers sighted a diamond-shaped object over Wolsingham, Northumbria, England at 2:35 a.m. It was the approximate size of a large helicopter, had green lights on either side, and was clearly a three-dimensional craft. (Source: British Defence Ministry, case # 2005-077).

2007 - At 9:30 p.m. a hexagon formation of six lights flew over Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada going slowly from north to south. The sighting lasted ten minutes.  At 10:30 p.m. a flat, plate-like or saucer-shaped object with numerous blinking lights (red, ivory, and green in color) around its perimeter was sighted in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. (Sources: (1) Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 565; (2) Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2007 webpage, report uploaded October 8, 2007).

2008 - At around 2:00 a.m. several witnesses reported seeing a UFO resembling a bright greenish sphere encircled with red lights moving very fast over Taverny, Bessancourt, Ile-de-France, France. The object apparently landed, not far from the military base at Taverny, and several independent witnesses from separate locations saw two humanoids exit the object. The beings were described as "translucent" and greenish in color with large black eyes. No legs were visible, and they seemed to move around strangely and very quickly. Two of the witnesses were just 50-100 meters from the craft and beings, but were too surprised and frightened to take any photos on their cellphones. The humanoids appeared to notice the witnesses, and re-entered the craft, which soon took off and disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2008 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing http://nousnesommespasseuls.xooit.com).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs barking fiercely, farm animals panicking; cigar-shaped UFOs; communication in Spanish; disc-shaped UFOs; domed UFO; dwarves; fog, haze or mist surrounding UFO; humanoids; humming sounds; landings; landing traces; nautical UFO: disc emerging from lake; robots; short humanoids; tripod landing gear; vapor causing loss of connsciousness; whistling sound; wobbling motion; zigzag motion.

© Donald A. Johnson