On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 9

1922 - John Morris and William James in Barmouth, Wales saw an object fall into the ocean so slowly that they thought it might have been an airplane. A boat was sent out but nothing was found. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 189; citing Charles Fort, The Books of Charles Fort, p. 639).

1952 - In Rabat, Morocco at 9:00 p.m. Mr. E. J. Colisimo, a civilian illustrator with USAF Intelligence, sighted a disc with lights along part of its circumference. It flew twice as fast as a T-33 jet trainer, in a slightly curved path for five seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - A photograph of three disc-shaped UFOs was taken on this night at 2:20 a.m. by witnesses Gibbons and Ingram in Nelson, New Zealand. It  has been rated as a highly reliable unknown. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, November 5, 1954, pp. 5-6; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, pp. 89-92; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, p. 3-30; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 95; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1954: September, pp. 13 & 15).

1955 - At noon on this day Mr. M. N. Dawkins, using binoculars, spotted a brown, almost square object near Alcoa, Tennessee that flew with a circular motion for 10-15 minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - Ms. Martindale in a residential area near Aldershot, Hampshire, England reported that at 8:40 p.m. her dog won't move but remained transfixed when a UFO with headlamps and rotating lights passed overhead. (Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR, January 1970, p. 28).

1966 - At 9:00 p.m. a man in Franklin Springs, New York saw a solid object, larger than an Army tank, descend from a cloud bank, slow down, and land with a soft whirring sound. It had lights all around it, with three horizontal bands of light-blue, red, and green. It disappeared into some woods. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 53; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 796).

1967 - At 7:45 p.m. Mrs. Ritchie and three children saw 18 red lights in a trapezoid pattern, only 1.5 feet above a rural road in Winchester, Connecticut. The object behind the light pattern was at least as tall as a telephone pole and as wide as the road (15 feet). It was close to a nearby microwave tower; it moved off the road, and vanished behind some trees. Ground marks were found. (Sources: Donald Johnson, APRO-Connecticut; Bill Ayer, NICAP; Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 342; UNICAT, case # 680).

1968 - On this evening several US helicopter pilots and troops in Dong Ha, Vietnam had a close encounter with a fast moving object over the US Marine Corps Base. It had green and white lights and engaged in maneuvers for 20 minutes. (Source: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, April 1969, p. 24).

1968 - On this night a number of independent witnesses reported and described a close encounter with a UFO at Itaipu Beach near Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. It was a disc-shaped craft emitting orange light, and it made several low-level passes over the beach before briefly landing. One witness, Professor Sohail Saud, said he saw occupants inside the object, who were wearing helmets. Others said the object hovered 10 meters above the water, emitting a soft hum and spinning on its axis. (Sources: Walter Buhler, FSR Case Histories, February 1971, p. 11; Roberto Enrique Banchs, FSR, March 1971, p. 30; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-65 (A0977)).

1970 - At 2:30 a.m. a hydroelectric dam security guard in Guanabara, Brazil was paralyzed after firing on a UFO with multicolored lights. He drew his revolver and fired at the object, and between the second and third shots he was struck by a violent flash that temporarily blinded him. His hearing was also impaired by a loud noise, and he needed to be hospitalized for treatment. (Source: Mrs. K. Smith, BUFORA Jouurnal, August 1971, p. 14).

1970 - At 9:30 p.m. a 12 meter diameter disc-shaped object landed on rectangular legs in a pasture in Ruelle-sur-Touvre, Charente, France. When it took off, it zig-zagged toward the north. Ground traces were found at the landing site. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, September 1975).

1972 - A revolving top-shaped object hovered over Glasgow, Scotland at 4:30 a.m. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 9 (1978)).

1973 - Mr. and Mrs Ron McClure and seven others were watching for UFOs on Cradle Hill, in Warminster, England. At around 2:00 a.m. they saw an orange ball descend behind a copse. Walking toward the copse they encountered a man between 6.5 and 7 feet tall. He was wearing a two-piece garment of dark green denim like material with an "anorak" type hood that almost completely covered his face. He held a silver object resembling a flashlight. The man shouted in a resonant voice; "Move on! Go away!" McClure shouted, "Will you harm us?" There was no reply, he then asked, "Will you come back?" The answer was "Yes." Another member of the group followed this man into the copse, where he vanished while the witness attention was diverted for a moment. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-104, citing Scan Newsletter).

1973 - Around 4:00 a.m. Auburn, Alabama police officer Keith Broach had a close encounter with two UFOs. An airplane-sized object was seen changing colors, while a car-sized object came within 150 feet of the ground. The UFOs were also witnessed by a Lanett, Alabama police officer. (Source: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 174).

1973 - On this night in Savannah, Georgia several youths reported that a UFO landed in Laurel Grove Cemetery, and ten creatures resembling "big, black hairy dogs" emerged from the landed UFO and ran through the cemetery. The UFO turned out its lights after landing. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-22; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of The Humanoids).

1974 - At 9:30 p.m. a luminous UFO hovered over a radio tower in South Bar, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and then landed in a field. The witness was a Ms. K. Vernon. The UFO left behind ground marks at the landing site: a 35 foot wide burnt patch, and four landing pad indentations. (Sources: Sydney (NS) Post, November 8, 1974; Larry Hatch, U Computer Database, case # 10974).

1975 - Shortly before 9 p.m. a Ms. DelGouffe sighted a grayish ovoid or elliptical object emitting two white light beams in Jette, East Flanders, Belgium. It flew between the witness and the belltower of a church. Its computed size was 2 meters. It flew from the northwest to the southeast. If left no trail, nor did it have a halo. (Source: Robert Thiry, SOBEPS News, May 1976, p. 32).

1976 - A silver domed disc was seen spinning at an altitude of two kilometers over Yichun, China at 6:00 p.m. It spewed out a misty cloud, then flew off quickly to the northwest. (Source: Wendelle Stevens & Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 89).

1976 - A small disc-shaped object, three meters in diameter, dropped four cables toward the ground in Vargem Grande, Minas Gerais State, Brazil at around two o'clock in the morning. A humanoid looped a hook from one over a man's leg, but he was able to escape. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 56).

1978 - There were three reports from Benevides, Para State, Brazil on this evening. At 7:20 p.m. a reddish-yellow light flew southwest to northwest at 12,000 feet altitude, 400 km/h, with a curving trajectory; it went out 2/3rds of way across the sky. At 8:25 p.m. another reddish-yellow light flew southwest to northeast at 9,000 feet altitude, emitting blue light rays; when overhead the light went out. At 9:10 p.m. a third reddish-yellow light was seen zigzagging from the southeast to the west at medium speed, 4000 feet altitude; it emitted two very strong flashes of blue light, and then went away at great speed. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, p. 55).

1979 - Four or five 6-pointed star-shaped objects paced a police Cessna airplane with three passengers flying 30 kilometers north of Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany at 9:30 p.m. They darted back and forth in front of the light plane, playing cat-and-mouse. (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases - Europe, p. 25).

1979 - A 28-year-old female medical technician suffered physiological effects from a close encounter with a UFO at 4:30 a.m. in Streamwood, Cook County, Illinois.  (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1979, p. 12; UNICAT, case 97).

1979 - "Gee, that looks like a flying saucer," thought the 38-year-old witness in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois when he observed a silver disc moving directly overhead at 4:30 in the afternoon. His neighbors and the members of his family agreed. The silver disc had a black center on the underside and was distinct against the clear blue sky. Its angular size was about half that of the full moon. There was no noise as it moved south to northeast at high altitude. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December 1979, p. 8).

1979 - At 8:30 p.m. (PDT) a group of geologists spotted a cone-shaped object that emitted a smaller box-shaped object northwest of Maricopa, California. The box then flew along the San Andreas fault line. (Source: Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1989, p. 15).

1991 - At 8 p.m. a disc-shaped object  hovered over a teenager for 15 minutes in Ibicuitinga, Ceara State, Brazil. The shirt he was wearing later disintegrated. (Source: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil--Where Next? p. 287).

1994 - In a bedroom visitation and possible abduction attempt, a man reported undescribed "aliens" in his room late at night in Saginaw, Michigan. They probed his esophagus or inserted something inside. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1994 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, case # 2640, citing NUFORC).

1994 - On his way to work at 2:55 pm, driving 45 mph on highway 54 between Sharkey and Bloomfield, Indiana and with no other cars on the road, a 56-year-old man saw a gray, disc-shaped object pass silently in front of his vehicle from left to right. It "made a wide sweeping turn to the east" and went out of sight in 5 seconds. He estimated in flew at 300 mph, at only 300 feet altitude, and came within 500 feet of him. Later, military jets came over the area. (Source: T. David Spencer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1995, p. 16, field investigator Thomas A. Vlaskamp). 

1994 - At 8:30 p.m. a huge, green and red lit, delta-shaped object with satellite objects was sighted in Racoon Lake, Indiana by five witnesses driving on US Highway 36. It emitted smaller luminous objects that darted around independently, and later took on these objects. Green balls of light came from the woods, and zigzagged over a house. The sightings lasted for over two and a half hours. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1994, p. 12; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 68).

1997 - At eleven o'clock at night a woman stepped out of her mobile home onto her lattice-enclosed patio in Marshalltown, Iowa to get some fresh air. She sighted an object that was either landed on or hovering above her nextdoor neighbor's mobile home roof. She could see a large curved window with a thin strip down the middle, and there was a bright spotlight shining from the lower front of the object. She heard no sound. She then noticed a "pilot" with something like a form-fitting hood over his head, motionless. She could not distinguish any features. Two doors then swung open in the craft and several small entities exited. She could not see their shapes or how they moved. The bright light was directed at her and she thought she was being watched. Frightened, she went back inside her house and noticed that the beam was now illuminating the interior. She continued to watch the UFO as it moved around the trailer court, occasionally stopping, hovering, and shining its light on various mobile homes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 2904, citing Beverly Trout, MUFON; Beverly Trout, MUFON field investigation files, case # 971116aC).

2001 - At 2:15 a.m. a bright light moving across the city of Mount Gambier, South Australia approached the two witnesses who were ten kilometers southeast of the town. It changed color to a subdued orange. When it passed overhead at 300 meters altitude, it was seen to be a cylindrical object, with a speed estimated at 600 km/h. The sighting lasted three minutes. (Source: Keith Basterfield, South Australia UFO Reports - Project 1947 Website, citing AUFORN).

2001 - In Calgary, Alberta three witnesses reported a triangular group of orange lights were seen over the reservoir at 11:00 p.m., with a beam of light shining down from the object or objects. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 295, citing Alberta UFO Study Group).

2002 - At 7:02 p.m. the U.S.Coast Guard in Boston received a report of a close encounter off of Moriches Bay, Long Island, New York by two males in a sailboat. A fishing boat skipper heard their dramatic UFO report to the USCG over the radio and relayed the report to the National UFO Reporting Center. (3 reports of this encounter were received at the Center). (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, September 2002 webpage).

2004 - At 9:45 p.m. 15 glowing discs or orbs were seen and videoed in Sonora, California, moving in various directions, in tandem, one behind the other, and crossing pathes. One huge object in particulalr, a bright yellow or silver-white object, flew no more than 200 meters overhead, and moved very slowly to the northeast. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 28).

2005 - Villagers in Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand claimed they witnessed a dwarfish "alien" humanoid being that stood 70 centimeters tall and had a large head, large glowing eyes, and big ears. Over 10 residents of Huay Nam Rak Village in Mae Chan district's Tambon Janjawa said they saw the humanoid early in the morning in a rice paddy outside the village, and that he levitated or floated up into the sky when discovered. They insisted that what they saw could not have been a "Tweety Bird" toy balloon, as was conjectured by the news media. (Sources: The Nation (Bangkok, Thailand), Sept. 9, 2005; ufoevidence.org/cases/case490.htm).

2005 - A red crescent object, like a "half circle", was seen above the North York, Ontario airport, quickly moving in the western sky. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 92, citing HBCC UFO).

2005 - At 9:00 p.m. seven witnesses in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario reported a low-flying object, flat, circular, and with blue-lights travelling at a great speed through the sky. (Sources: Geoff Dittman, 2005 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 93; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, September 2005 webpage, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

2009 - There were two reports of boomerang shaped objects maneuvering in the daytime skies over Alabama on this day. The first report was at 8:17 a.m. from Franklin County, Alabama of a dark chevron or boomerang-shaped object maneuvering in daylight. The second report was at 5:05 p.m. from Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama of three silver boomerang shaped objects spotted in broad daylight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, September 2009 webpage, reports uploaded December 12, 2009 and February 14, 2010).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 5 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: communication in English, disc-shaped UFOs, humming or whirring sound, flying humanoid, landings with ground traces, multi-colored UFOs, multi-year reports from Brazil and Southeast Asia; nautical UFOs (UFO entering or just above body of water), physiological effects: temporary blindess, paralysis and hearing impairment, square or rectangular UFOs, silent UFOs, small humanoids, tall humanoids, top-shaped UFO, UFOnauts wearing helmets.

© Donald A. Johnson