On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 6

1914 - Flight Commander C. E. Rathbone of the Felixstowe Naval Air Station, Suffolk, England returned from an early morning patrol in his seaplane to make perhaps the first report of a UFO sighting by a military officer. He reported that, "At 5:35 a.m. whilst on patrol, I sighted an airship steering south-southeast with a silver-colored envelope on the horizon, while flying at 1,300 feet, 27 miles south of Orfordness." (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Wordwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 118, citing David Clarke).

1947 - Four sailors, including a Richard Cruthers, onboard the US Navy oiler Chipola in the Persian Gulf spotted eight round spots of light flying in a group. They passed within half of a mile of the ship, made a climbing turn in echelon formation, and then went out of sight. They were a white or blue color. (Sources: Jan Aldrich, Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave, p. 120; Project 1947 Research Notes from Bordentown NJ talk April 16, 2005; Astorian Budgeteer, November 4, 1947).

1949 - At 10:12 a.m. a military flight instructor flying over Payerne, Switzerland watched a metallic disc-shaped object at 2 km altitude fly to the southeast at a speed in excess of 1200 km/h. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database,

1951 - In Claremont, California Sergeants W. T. Smith and L. L. Deuel saw six orange lights flying in an irregular formation at 7:20 p.m. They flew straight and level into a coastal fog bank after approximately 3-4 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #964; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Sergeant J. E. Wilson and two enlisted men at the Lake Charles AFB in Louisiana sighted a bright star-like light moving about the sky at 1:30 a.m. The light stayed visible for two hours. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #2045; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At 10:10 a.m. fourteen people in Enfield, Connecticut watched a metallic flying object zigzag downward in a descent. They heard a "bang," and the UFO then shot upwards at a high speed, executing a 90-degree angle. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 11).

1952 - In Tucson, Arizona at 4:55 p.m. ex-Congresswoman Mrs. Isabella King and Bill McClain witnessed an orange teardrop-shaped object whirl on its vertical axis, descend very fast, stop, re-trace its path upwards, and then whirl in the opposite direction. Their sighting lasted 1.5 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - Two spheres hovered over Ain Khabbeb, Morocco at 10:30 p.m., attached to each other. With green lines dangling from the attached spheres, they flew off quickly toward the west. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue no. 228).

1956 - White lights were seen flying erratically over Pasadena, California at 1:10 a.m. and were reported to the US Air Force by two airline pilots for Western Airlines. (Source: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Newsletter, October 1956, p. 4).

1964 - A saucer-shaped UFO touched down briefly in Cofico, Argentina around nine o'clock in the evening. It stood on a single pedestal that looked like a pillar, and gave off a blinding light. Nearby the UFO the witness, Mr. C. Dagota, got a blurred glimpse of two figures moving about. (Source: Oscar A. Uriondo, p. 27).

1964 - On that same evening in Medford, Massachusetts at 11:45 p.m. EDT, a 25' wide royal blue glowing UFO bounced up-and-down as it moved across the sky horizontally. It had a red light revolving around its perimeter. (Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 330).

Medford, Massachusetts UFO - 1964

Sketch of Medford, Massachusetts UFO -1964

1965 - In what remains of Lake Texcoco, in Mexico City, Mexico a saucer-shaped UFO landed in one of the several pond-sized pools in the otherwise dried-up lake bed. Many people witnessed the event. (Sources: Los Angeles Times, September 6, 1965; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, pp. 234-235).

1966 - At the Suffolk County Air Field, New York Witnesses Stahl and Ladesic sighted a white cylinder of light that came from the east at high speed at 6:50 p.m. It stopped and hovered in place for three minutes, and then turned and slowly disappeared. The sighting lasted a total of eight minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #10933; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1967 - At 9:50 p.m. in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, England an oval object emerged from a vertical, sausage-shaped cloud. The light flashed at irregular intervals. (Source: Roger Stanway and Pace, UFOs: Unidentified, undeniable, p. 14, case 50).

1969 - At 11:00 p.m. a strange man stared into the bedroom window of Mrs. Barbara Robinson in Springdale, Arkansas. She called the police and Officer Ken Speedlin “discovered that anyone who looked through the bedroom window would have to have been at least seven feet tall…there was nothing in the area of the window on which a prowler could have stood.” (Source: John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse, p. 184; Northwest Arkansas Times, July 8, 1969).

1973 - On this night a woman passenger in a semi-trailer truck on Route 2 was enroute to Perth and between Penong and Ivy Tanks, Western Australia. She had been sleeping but awoke to observe a bright egg-shaped object on the ground off to the left side of the road. Walking towards an open door was a normal sized figure of human appearance. A second occupant was seen seated inside the object, through a squarish window. He was looking up at something in the craft. As the truck drove past the light rapidly faded until by the time she got the driver to stop only a single white light was visible in the distance. Both figures wore white silvery suits. She said she had been awakened by a "voice" just prior to her observation. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-21; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

Ivy Tanks, Western Australia Humanoid Encounter - 1973

Sketch of Ivy Tanks, Western Australia Humanoid Encounter - 1973

1974 - At 11:20 a.m. a pilot flying at 1200 feet, heading southeast out of Half Moon Bay Airport, California spotted a daylight UFO hovering over some ABM radar domes on top of a ridge of low coastal mountains. (Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, report dated September 10, 1974).

1976 - On this night bat-wing shaped UFOs were seen in Port Austin, Michigan; the next morning US Air Force radar tracked five UFOs for 30 minutes. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 243).

1976 - At around eight o'clock in the evening a 60-foot wide UFO with windows landed only 100 feet from a truck in Accopampa, Peru. The truck motor stalled. Two men emerged from the UFO. They stood about 5" 8" tall (1.8 m), wore shiny spacesuits, and carried lamps. One touched one of the witnesses, who felt a hot searing sensation and suffered from temporary paralysis. He later claimed to be healed of his arthritis pain. Landing traces were found at the site. (Source: David Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1495, citing La Razon, September 8, 1976).

1978 -  The young witness, Juan O. Perez, had gone out at dawn to bring in a herd of horses in Venado, Tuerto, Argentina. At 6:45 a.m. as he rode his horse through the morning fog he felt something fly overhead. Next, several objects appeared and began maneuvering overhead, emitting powerful beams of multicolored, changing lights. His horse panicked and he barely managed to ride back home. When he got home, his father reprimanded him and ordered him to go back to get the horses. Back in the field he encountered a large round object on the ground; it had a dome on top with several round windows. A door in the craft opened, and a seven-foot tall being wearing gloves and a cylindrical helmet appeared. The being seemed to be attached to the object by some type of breathing apparatus. He invited Juan to come inside. They boy then tied his horse to the craft's ladder and climbed in. Inside, he was able to see a panel with buttons, tables, and a small robot-like being that was apparently busy disecting the large bones of some animals resembling either cows or horses. Afraid, the boy jumped out of the object and onto the ground. The tall being followed him out. He then requested that the giant give him one of the giant's gloves, as proof of the experience, and when he removed the glove he then saw that the being had green, claw-like hands with blue metallic nails. The being then pricked Juan's right arm, apparently extracting some blood in the process. As he rode back toward home carrying the glove, two flying objects caught up with him and emitted a small slab and sphere that descended and brushed by the horse, pulling off the glove like a magnet. Another curious feature of his report was that while inside the UFO the young witness attempted to touch the being and the object several times, but was prevented from doing it by what appeared to be an invisible barrier. Six days prior to the incident the witness's father had found a mutilated cow in one of his pastures. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1978 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 919, citing Jacques Vallee, Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact).

1978 - A man on his way to bed in Sassello, Italy heard strange sounds outside his house and looked out his bedroom window. He saw two round black objects sitting in the street. They made sounds like an incomprehensible radio dialogue, e.g. "bla, ble, bli, bla." (Source: International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 15).

1978 - On this same night in Cordoba, Argentina a luminous UFO, giving off red and blue sparks, started to emit a high-pitched whistling sound at 11:15 p.m. Power outages occurred throughout the neighborhood. The first UFO was joined by two or three other UFOs in an undulating motion, and together they flew off in a V-shaped formation. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 14).

1981 - Dogs ran and barked when a DC-10 sized cigar-shaped object flew silently low over the trees in Pollock Pines, California. It flew slowly at 10 mph to the southeast.

1986 - While driving in Evansville, Indiana at 3:30 a.m. two military Air Traffic Controllers encountered a 55-foot long cigar-shaped object with fins on the top and bottom. It floated at 3 mph from behind a tree, and was in view for 15 seconds. It had red, blue and green lights. It turned south, and then vanished. That evening at 7:30 p.m. four extremely bright red lights in a tight rectangular formation, traveling northeast to southwest, made a sharp angled turn to the right, then flew off to the northeast ascending at a 45 degree angle. It gave off a burst of black smoke when it turned. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, pp. 99-100).

1988 - At 11:00 p.m. in Trun, Orne, France a driver saw an orange, barrel-shaped object with ailerons as it flew over the road fast, made a turn, and then hovered over the roadway, apparently waiting for him. It was completely silent. When the driver turned off the car headlights, the object left. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 15).

1993 - On this night in her home in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia abductee Kelly Cahill awoke to see a slender, seven-foot tall being with red eyes standing next to her bed. The creature was only inches away from her as see felt a suction on her chest. It wore a black, hooded cloak. It appeared to vanish. (Source: Kelly Cahill, Encounter, p. 76).

1994 - At 1:30 p.m. a domed, disc-shaped UFO with a big contrail moved to the north slowly over Cazeres, Haute-Garonne department, France. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 327).

1994 - Beginning at 8:30 p.m., a multi-colored, cone-shaped object zig-zagged and expelled probes over a two and a half hour period over Rockville, Indiana. There were 5 witnesses. (Source: Croda Norma J. Croda, MUFON field investigation files, case # 941108S).

1994 - An orange, V-shaped object flew over Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It had a large light with four others on either side; it appeared "misty". (Source: Frank Ducks, 1994 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 99).

1995 - The witness had fallen asleep in a chair in Ashland, New Hampshire when shortly after eleven p.m. he found himself lifted into a globular object and transported over a city where he saw people looking up at him. He then flew above what appeared to be an African savannah and muddy river, whereupon the craft then went up through the atmosphere an into outer space. He was then placed inside a transparent tub or tank filled with breathable fluid by two short Grey humanoids, while a third being observed. He remarked that he was surprisingly calm about the experience although he would normally be panicked. After a few more minutes he was allowed to walk to a window or screen. A huge metallic cylinder, apparently somekind of space station, began to fill the view from the left side of the window. There were white and blue lights running the entire length of it. Later, before being returned, he saw four other species of beings together in one place. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - A bedroom visitation also reportedly occurred in Bothell, Washington on this night. At two o'clock in the morning the witness was awakened by a white light appearing suddenly in a dark bedroom. Sitting up in bed, the witness observed two creatures staring up her, surrounded by the white light. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1998 log).

2000 - Three days after a witness had filmed a strange UFO over the area, 31-year-old Gloria Siboa was walking home at 1:30 in the afternoon in Santa Cruz, Manila, the Philippines when she was approached by four women wearing black nun's habits that obscured their facial features. They seemed to be lost, and asked Gloria for directions. They failed to understand her directions, and invited her to board their van and accompany them to their destination. Strangely, she felt unwilling to resist and got in the van. As soon as she boarded the van one of the women covered her nose and mouth with a drug-laced handkerchief, knocking her out. Three days later, Siboa woke up still in the van that was headed to an unknown destination, and she was still blindfolded. She jumped out screaming for police. She could not explain where she had been for the last three days. Her abductors had taken her wallet and ID. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2000 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 3937).

2006 - A multi-colored, oval-shaped object with blue, yellow and green lights passed 30 feet above the witness's car as he was driving in Greensburg, Indiana. The witness could hear a voom and a whistle coming from the object.  (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2006 webpage, report uploaded October 30, 2006).

2008 - At 7:30 p.m. three grayish, bullet-shaped objects flew near witnesses in London, Ontario. At 10:00 p.m. a bell-shaped object, stationary at first, was sighted in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It then headed off the the south very fast. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2008 Canadian UFO Survey, cases # 666 and 671, citing MUFON and Alberta UFO Study Group).

2009 - In Newton, Iowa at 2:00 a.m. three bright orange, oval-shaped craft were sighted moving slowly over Interstate 80. The sighting lasted three minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, August 2009 webpage, case uploaded December 12, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 4 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; bedroom visitations; cattle mutilations; cigar and cylindrical UFOs; healing associated with contact with UFO occupant; high pitched whistle; hovering; human-looking UFOnauts; maneuvering; multi-year reports from Alberta, Argentina, France, and Indiana; orange UFOs; other worldly travel; physiological effects: paralysis, seven-foot tall UFOnauts/humanoids; slow silent low flying UFOs; teardrop-shaped UFOs; UFOs flying in formation; vehicle EM effects; vertical ascent.

© Donald A. Johnson