On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 8

1954 - A cigar-shaped object with a glowing underside was seen for 20 minutes in Stafford, England. It traveled in waves, moving every four minutes. It finally turned off its light. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, p. 11).

1958 - Air Force Major Duich and several others at Offutt AFB, Nebraska saw a rocket-like UFO with a group of satellite objects for 20 minutes at 6:40 p.m. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, May 1961, p. 4; Otto Binder, What We Really Know About Flying Saucers, p. 127, Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 15).

1961 - Disc was seen spinning over the radar hill at Laverton Royal Australian AFB, Victoria, Australia. It make an ascent for 90 seconds, then hovered while spinning again, and finally ascends and leaves. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1961).

1962 - A lens-shaped UFO with the appearance of burnished metal was sighted by an Argentine Navy pilot in Florista, Bahia State, Argentina. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1962, p. 4).

1965 - An erratic moving, blurry object emitting green, red and & white light was seen at 10:00 p.m. in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. Seen through binoculars there were aerial-like structures on the top. (Source: Michael Hervey, UFOs over the Southern Hemisphere, p. 88).

1965 - At 9:15 p.m. local time a luminous object zigzagged away from the town of Beja, Portugal. (Source: Victor Lourenco, PORTUCAT, case 100).

1965 - On this evening after work, rubber latex gatherers in Alto Purus, Brazil witnessed a flying object resembling a near by them. They hid, and observed the craft as it flew away. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 43; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 697, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit).

1965 - Children reported seeing a luminous object from which seven or eight Cyclops creatures, 80 cm tall, with only one eye, emerged. The same day a newsman was said to have seen an object land in the vicinity of Puno, Peru and to have made an unsuccessful attempt at communication. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 698; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0663).

1967, Caracas, Venezuela - Miss Alicia Rivas Aguilar, age 23, was getting ready for bed at 2:30 a.m. when she noticed a strange looking being just outside her bedroom window. It seemed to be gesticulating but she did not get a good look because she began screaming and the creature flew off. Her brother in law and her parents saw the creature flying off over the neighborhood rooftops. It was surrounded by a yellow glow. Gumersindo Neiro, her brother in law, got the best view from his own room. When he heard her screaming he looked out his window and saw a little being shove off from the window sill. It "soared as if he were lighter than air, with its hands and feet pointed backwards." The creature flew eastward and out of sight among the tall buildings in that part of the city. They all said he was wearing a kind of metallic suit, and the odor of "melted iron" lingered in the air. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 81; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-93 (A0870), citing Horacio Gonzalez Ganteaume for APRO; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 879).

1967 - In Newton, New Hampshire four witnesses saw a disc-shaped object with white flashing lights on the rim and a red light on top at 10:30 p.m. It passed back and forth in front of the witnesses. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 349; Richard.Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 360, 373).

Newton, New Hampshire - 1967

Sketch of Newton, New Hampshire craft - 1967

1968 - Just outside Beaminster, England seven witnesses in three separate cars heard a strange noise at 9:00 p.m. and the electrical systems of the cars completely failed and stayed inoperable for thirty minutes. The temperature gauge dropped precipitously in one car, and the hood of another car could not be opened. A compass spun wildly. (Sources: Dorset Evening Echo, September 11, 1968; Spacelink, January 1969; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 43).

1968 - A 48-year-old woman and her adult son were driving near the city of Evansville, Indiana when she saw an object hovering over some railroad tracks. It was described as being an ugly brown metallic object resembling a harmonica, flat with smudges, which had top and bottom rows of waffle-like squares indented into the metal. It was the length of an airplane, and not tall enough to stand up inside. Itr hovered near the municipal airport. When they turned a corner some trees blocked their view, so they continued on. (Source: Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 36).

1971 - At 4:50 p.m. a white disc-shaped object zigzagged slowly into the wind over Vendhuile, Aisne, France. It made a 90 degree turn and flew away. It was completely silent. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 9362, citing LDLN Lecteurs).

1971 - At 11:40 p.m. a well-defined cone-shaped object with a flat top, metallic silver in color, flew low over Clee Village, Shropshire, England, causing the two witnesses to feel fearful. It had three portholes of light and a convex row of small round lights. A red light shone from the top, and it emitted a light beam for five seconds. (Source: Mrs. K Smith, BUFORA Journal, January 1972, p. 17).

1973 - Two military police, Burns and Shade, at Hunter Air Force Base, Georgia observed a saucer-shaped object with flashing red and white lights at 2:20 a.m. It dove at their MP patrol vehicle repeatedly and then chased them at high speeds. (Sources: Augusta (GA) Chronicle-Herald, September 10, 1973; Leonard H. Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 6; Ralph Blum, Beyond Earth: Man's Contact with UFOs, p. 88; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 77, 341).

1973 - At four o'clock in the morning a 20 foot wide lighted UFO passed over Lanett, Alabama at low altitude. News coverage of the sighting appeared in many local newspapers. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), case 514).

1973 - A police officer in Savannah, Georgia was sent to investigate reports from residents of a UFO in the area. He saw a "large circular craft" with a spotlight and smaller flashing lights. (Sources: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, volume 5 (1974), case 516; Ralph Blum, Beyond Earth: Man's Contact with UFOs, p. 88; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 174).

1974 - In Bizeneuille, Allier, France an intensely bright red dome, 12 meters in diameter, was sighted at a low level at 9:30 p.m. It emitted yellow beams of light. Manure sacks were scattered about where the object had been. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1975).

1974 - At around 10:30 p.m. and continuing until 1:30 a.m. the next morning, residents of Causses, Herault department, France saw an odd red-orange light, then a luminous sphere that rose from behind a hill. A married couple with their child were driving in town when they observed the sphere. The driver signaled the UFO by blinking the car headlights a couple of times, and it immediately shot toward them and stopped overhead emitting a humming sound, its light illuminating the terrain.After a while the object disappeared. This man and others in the area later saw a large, luminous orange-red disc-shaped object moving around near the ground, its light illuminating a dock, a distillery, grapevines and other terrain features. One witness noted that no light rays or beams were visible between the luminous object and the illuminated ground. Still later, nocturnal lights danced about in the sky all over the town. (Sources: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1976, p. 6; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 147; Ouranos, No. 14, Second Quarter 1975, investigated by M. Grazzioli and M. De Cordova).

1974 - In Sioux City, Iowa a 16-year-old youth was awakened in his basement room at 3:30 a.m. by a loud noise like a sonic boom. A few minutes later he saw a bright purple light flashing outside his basement window, lighting up the interior of his room. The neighborhood dogs were carrying on, although the usually chirruping crickets in the basement were now silent. Three minutes after the purple light was seen a bright white light the size and shape of a baseball passed in front of the window. He heard a "scratching" sound on the screen door to the backyard, and the purple and white lights again came in through the window. Hearing a "tapping" nose outside, the witness got up and looked out and saw a three-foot tall figure carrying a purple light like a flashlight. He was standing between two garbage cans. The youth yelled and dashed upstairs, just as "an enormous gust of wind" hit the house. The sounds woke up two girls in the house. The following morning a dark scorched mark, three feet in diameter, was found on the concrete patio. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1974-47 (A1359), citing Dr. Lawrence Lacey for MUFON).

1976 - At 3:00 a.m. a 25 meter ovoid object hung in the sky low over a gully in Elephant Pass, Tasmania. A nocturnal light also hovered nearby the witness, and the witness reported feeling a tingling sensation. (Sources: Keith Basterfield, citing Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12391, citing Jan Aldrich).

1976 - At around 10:00 p.m. two men in their twenties, Torres and Bedjara, driving in a truck on the highway between Ollachea and Ayaviri, Peru encountered a 30 meter wide saucer in the roadway. Two six foot tall, human-looking UFOnauts with flashlights examined the witnesses. (Source: International UFO Reporter, January 1977, p. 2).

1978 - At 3:37 a.m. in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe State, Argentina a power blackout occurred, followed by an intense light. A domed oval-shaped object then hovered 50 meters above a witness named Torres; it was 10 meters in length. A luminous beam came from the object, and the witness felt a sensation of intense heat while the object oscillated smoothly in the air. He later had a sunburn as a result of his exposure to the beam. The power outage was documented as occurring at the same time. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 15, citing La Nacion, September 12, 1978).

1987 - On this night at 10:00 p.m. two security guards patrolling a section of a by-pass road under construction in Deepcar, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, England saw a hooded figure standing on an inaccessible bridge near the road junction. When they directed the headlights of their car upon the figure it suddenly vanished. Moments later both men saw what appeared to be a group of small children apparently dancing around an electricity pylon. Upon approaching the figures, they also suddenly vanished into thin air. No footprints or other traces were found on the muddy ground. (Sources: Paul Devereux, Earth Lights Revelation, p. 99; Albert S. Rosales, 1987 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 1625, citing Paul Devereux).

1990 - Security Police had several landings reported on this night at Sandia Labs, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, the world's largest atomic arsenal. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15249, citing MUFON UFO Journal, April 1992).

1996 - Several people in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil saw a triangular shaped craft land. A hatch opened and three occupants emerged and floated to the ground. These beings were described as only 1 foot, 10 inches tall, wearing coverall garments, and having very large heads far out of proportion to their bodies. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1996 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 2482, citing Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, number 29).

2001 - At 9:15 p.m. a large hazy golden glowing ball, with 4 or 5 smaller starlike objects preceeding it, were seen traveling at a high speed. They went to the north, passing overhead in Manassas, Virginia. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2001, p. 26, citing NUFORC).

2004 - Two fuzzy orange triangles were seen zig-zagging in the sky over Grimsby, Humberside, England at 12:30 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, September 2004 webpage).

2007 - At 9:00 p.m. a V-shaped formation of reddish orange dots were sighted going west to east over St-Bruno, Quebec. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 572, citing NUFORC).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: cigar-shaped UFOs; compass deflection; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; erratic movement, flying humanoid; human-looking UFOnauts; humming; landings at nuclear weapons facility; light beams; luminous UFOs; multi-colored UFOs; orange UFO; pendulum motion; physiological effects: sensation of heat, sunburn, tingling sensation; short humanoids; triangular UFOs; vehicle EM interference effects; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson