On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 10

1951 - U.S. Air Force pilots Lt. Wilbert Rogers and Major Ezra Ballard were flying in a T-33 at 20,000 feet from Dover AFB when at 11:35 a.m. EDT they saw a silvery metallic disc-shaped object to their 11 o'clock position and below their aircraft, three miles northeast of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. It was silhouetted against the ground. Rogers immediately turned left and descended to intercept the craft, which then banked revealing its flat round profile, with no appendages. The UFO curved in a tight turn, covering an estimated 30 nautical miles in two minutes at a speed estimated between 1,000-1,500 mph. The object passed within about 8,000 feet distance of the T-33, descending from about 12,000 feet to 5000 feet and heading out to sea at high speed near Point Pleasant. The aerial sighting lasted two minutes and was rated a high reliability unknown by Project Blue Book and Dr. James McDonald. (Sources: Edward J. Ruppelt, True Magazine, May 1954; Edward J. Ruppelt, Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 127; UNICAT, case # 637, citing James E. McDonald, 1968 Armed Services Committee Congressional Hearings, p. 66; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 131; Brad Sparks, NICAP 1951 UFO Chronology webpage).

1954 - Mourieras, France. A farmer, Mr. Mazaud, age 50, was walking home when he was suddenly confronted with a helmeted being of average height who made friendly gestures, then went back into the brush, entered a cigar-shaped object about four meters long, which took off toward Limoges. A few minutes later witnesses in Limoges reported a disc-shaped, red object leaving a bluish trail. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 14, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 40; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 209).

1954 - A metal worker, Marius Dewilde, age 34, came out of his house in Quarouble, France at 10:30 p.m. when his dog was barking and saw a dark object sitting on the railroad tracks. He then observed two dwarfs walking toward it. When he tried to stop them, he found himself blinded and paralyzed by a strong orange beam of light that was projected at him. The beings were under 1 meter (3.3 feet) tall, bulky, and wore dark diving suits with diver's helmets. No faces or arms were visible. Imprints were made by an object, that an engineer estimated must have weighed 30 tons. French police and the French Air Force investigated the case. (Sources: Le Parisien, September 13, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 44; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 209; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 467).

1960 - In Ridgecrest, California at 9:50 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Evans sighted two light gray glowing objects, saucer or boomerang-shaped, which made a swishing sound when accelerating. They were seen for a couple of seconds each. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1964 - Chemist P. H. De Paolo in Cedar Grove, New Jersey sighted four white lights at 7:09 p.m. They were seen in the northern sky, heading west for 45 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - Antonio Pau Ferro, a farmer, was working in his cornfield in Sao Joao, Pernambuco State, Brazil at 8:30 in the morning when he heard a rushing noise and saw two luminous discs five feet wide and two feet thick, come down nearby. They discharged two small beings, 27-31” tall, and then rose to hover at 15 feet. The entities had reddish brown, wax-like complexions and wore tight fitting one piece-outfits. They spoke an unknown language, smiled at the witness, and picked a tomato; then the two discs came down and picked them up, rising vertically with a whistling sound. The farmer said that they appeared quite human, except for their strange skin color and their size. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-50 (A0665), citing Walter Buhler, SBEVD; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucer Occupants, p. 114; Tribuna Santo, September 12, 1965; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 472).

1965 - On this night a hovering object was seen from a street in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. It discharged yellow, blue, and orange lights from slits around its circumference. Four people--a local reporter, a bullfighter, and two taxi drivers--saw a creature with glowing catlike eyes dressed in black, walking down the street. The entity was holding a metallic tube. When they pursued the being it vanished suddenly. (Sources: Chicago Tribune, October 14, 1965; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 699).

1965 - On or about this date three women in Mexico City, Mexico were said to have observed a group of giant beings, three meters tall, without noses or mouths but with bright red eyes, wearing gray uniforms and boots. No object was described. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 700).

1967 - At 6:03 p.m. flying over the Pyrenees Mountains in a DC-6 at 16,000 feet altitude, 65 miles north of Reus, Tarragona, Spain three men, Underhill, Hope and Dunlop, sighted an inverted flying cone, silver on top, with a curved base, that looked metallic and solid. Its minimum distance was estimated to be 1/2 mile, and it was moving opposite to the plane. It was initially higher, then half a mile below. The sighting lasted more than two minutes. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 6; Alastair Prevost, Flying Saucer Review, September 1967, p. 2; UNICAT, case 638; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1987, p. 19; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 36)

1968 - On this night in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina J. Bautista Perazzo allegedly had contact with extraterrestrial beings. He said he was going along National Highway # 8 when he caught sight of “the only UFO which has molested the earth in these past years.” The alien crew contacted him and communicated with him orally in perfect Castilian Spanish about his technical resources and their purpose on our planet. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1968-96 (A1570), citing Carlos Banchs).

1975 - On this evening two children in Moulin Sous Fleron, Liege, Belgium were frightened by a being dressed entirely in black that moved like an ape and jumped from the bushes in front of them. They ran to a neighbor's house. Twenty minutes later the same being was seen again by another witness, who reported that the being had thrown rocks at him. No UFO was reported. (Sources: Awareness, April 1975, p. 12; newspaper clipping in CUFOS files; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A1625; Albert S. Rosales, 1975 Humanoid Contact Database, case # 1761, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine).

1976 - Colusa, California. At 12:45 a.m. mechanic Bill Pecha and other household members noticed a complete electrical system failure in their mobile home. Next, stepping outside to check the circuit breakers, he felt static electricity and spotted a brightly lit, 150 foot domed disc-shaped object with a clockwise rotating rim hovering almost overhead, just 50-60 feet away. The object had a red light in front and other lights on either end, and the bright light that came from the bottom of the object dimmed when hovering. On the underside it had 6-8 dangling cables, and on each were two arms with hooks which retracted when Pecha stepped toward the object. The object retreated, moving slowly out over a field, with the cables still retracting. The white light underneath intensified and a cone of light was projected downward, but initially the beam was truncated before reaching the ground. The object maneuvered above a neighbor's house illuminating the ground with beams of light. Two other similar UFOs were seen in the distance casting blue light beams down onto power lines, and an arc of light was extending upward from the power lines to the objects. When the object shot away at high speed to the west, it lit up the foothills, then it rushed back over the neighbor's property again as the other two, more distant object sped away in different directions, and were gone in 30 seconds. The power came back on in Mr. Pecha's mobile home; the entire elapsed time of the close encounter was 9 minutes. (Sources: Colusa (CA) Sun-Herald, September 12, 1976; Brad Sparks, CUFOS files, report dated October 3, 1976; Paul C. Cerny, International UFO Reporter, January 1977, p. 6; UNICAT, case 234; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 39).

1977 - A beam of red light penetrated the roof of 32-year-old Beatriz Almada da Costa's house in the village of Santo Antonio do Ubintuba, Para State, Brazil at 7:30 p.m. As the beam struck her body, paralysis spread throughout her body accompanied by chills and shaking. (Source: Bob Pratt, Operacao Prato, p. 11).

1978 - At 4:40 p.m. two men were sitting at home watching television in Las Salinas, San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman State, Argentina when they starting having TV interference. They next attempted to use a stereo player, and then the radio, but these did not function properly either. They then heard some noises coming from an adjoining shop that was connected to their house. When they went to investigate, they found some broken bottles on the floor and some other damage. Moments later, they became aware of presence of two short beings standing nearby. These beings were dressed in bright blue, one-piece suits, dark blue helmets, and high boots also bright blue in color; on their arms they wore shiny black gauntlets that went above the elbow. Their faces were brown and their complexion seemed pockmarked, their eyes looked normal and their noses were flat. One of the figures was holding an object that looked like a "hair dryer", and was pointing it at the witnesses. Both men then received a telepathic message warning them not to scream. At this point one of the men ran for the door, and in response both figures put their fingers up their noses and vanished instantly, reappearing in a different location in the shop. They did this several more times as the first witness, armed with a knife, ran around trying to get out of the shop. Some empty crates were thrown at the witnesses during the melee. They finally managed to escape, and summoned the police who searched the premises but found nothing. Neighbors had reported seeing strange lights in the area. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2251, citing Jorge Eduardo Catoja, FSR, Volume 28, number 4; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 825, citing Jorge Eduardo Catoja).

1978 - At 8:30 p.m. in Port MacQuarie, New South Wales, Australia two men sighted a hat-shaped disc, glowing on-and-off around the perimeter, that dropped behind the treeline. It made no sound. (Sources: Australia CUFOS files, report dated September 1978; ACOS Bulletin, December 1978, p. 20).

1978 - At 9:22 p.m. a disc-shaped object was sighted in Poitiers, Vienne, France by six witnesses. It made a pendulum wobble, and had six lights arranged around the circumference on the bottom. There was also an orange-yellow cigar-shaped object, and a triangle-shaped object with a red tip, orange behind tip, and a yellow body. (Source: Jacques Coudert, Ouranos, 1978, issue 24, p. 10).

1978 - In flight over Springfield, Missouri 30-year-old Richard Renne sighted a yellow-white light at 8:30 p.m. that descended from 15,000 feet to the altitude of his Beech Bonanza airplane (9500 feet). It went below his tail, then to the 3 o'clock position, and then finally ascended above 25,000 feet. Another second light flew around erratically. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 11; UNICAT, case 128; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 73).

1978 - At 10:15 p.m. in Dearborn Heights, Michigan a postal clerk, Mr. T. Atkins, and five other witnesses sighted a stationary formation of red lights at a 45 degree elevation in the sky, that blinked on-and-off 3-5 times in 15 minutes. They grew dimmer over time, then disappeared. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 11; UNICAT, case # 129).

1981 - At around 11:00 p.m. Denise Bishop, age 23, of Weston Mill, Plymouth, Devonshire, England had a time distortion while in contact with a pencil thin, green beam of light from a 125 foot wide, metallic appearing UFO. It felt "as though a film had been stopped and started again." The huge UFO was the "same shape as the body of a crab", and it hovered over a hill of residential houses, emitting 6 to 7 pink, purple and white light beams. The green beam of light from the UFO hit her left hand, and she was unable to move. Some congealed matter formed on her hand, causing a burn. She still had a burn on her hand three months later that looked like a "pale birth mark." (Sources: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 7; UNICAT, case 311, citing Robert Boyd; Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 98; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 271, 383).

1992 - On the beach on a clear, pre-dawn morning on Fenwick Island, Delaware at around 4:00 a.m. a 36-year-old couple witnessed an object shaped like two triangles connected by cylinder. Next, 10-12 nocturnal lights joined the first object, and all went off rapidly to the north-norheast. Fifteen minutes later a second object followed same path. (Sources: Stephen Rosiak, MUFON field investigation case files, case # 930105E; Donald Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1993, p. 14).

1992 - Driving to work in heavy traffic a 30-year-old female in Honolulu, Hawaii watched a flying object pass down the length of the freeway at 6:55 a.m. It was a star-shaped disc with 5 rounded points, like a discoid with 5 bites taken out of it. (Sources: Michael Brein, MUFON field investigation case files, case # 921009W; Donald Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, February 1993, p. 14).

1993 - At 8:30 p.m. a large silver, disc-shaped object hovered at 300 meters altitude over Surrey, Vancouver, British Columbia. Over 100 witnesses watched lights dancing in the sky for the next two hours. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1994).

2001 - A bread delivery man and a salesman had separate pre-dawn highway encounters with two bright oncoming lights in Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland; one reported it looked like a figure-8 on its side. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 113).

2002 - An airline captain of Aer Lingus flight EIN 566, taking off from Dublin, Ireland at 2:20 p.m., reported a "paraglider" two miles north of runway 10, at an estimated altitude of 1200 feet. A "very slight radar echo" was also detected from the object. There were ground witnesses as well. (Source: Dermot Butler, Conspiracy of Silence: UFOs in Ireland, p. 52).

2002 - At dusk a black flying triangle with three white lights in a triangle formation, and a faint steady red light in the center was sighted in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. It made a flat, 45-degree left hand turn without banking. Later that same evening, a disc-shaped UFO changing colors from purple to green to blue, then with a solid blue with red glow on the trailing edge was seen at 10:50 p.m. on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It moved overhead to the west, then disappeared. It was fast but slower than a meteor. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, pp. 66, 44).

2004 - At about 10:10 p.m. a witness saw a bright moving object in the clear sky over Mount Cobb, Pennsylvania and called his mother and two sones to come see. It was moving near the Big Dipper and changing colors from green to red to dark orange to white, as though it were spinning. Looking at it through binoculars it was a rounded triangle. They could see the colors very clearly. On top of the object was a very bright white light. It was hovering, then it moved from the left to the right. The main color of the object was yellow. A military aircraft was flying to the northwest, but this object flew southeast. The strange object was much brighter, much bigger, and much higher than the military planes. That same night many witnesses in Los Angeles, California also saw a triangle UFO that came back the next night as well. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 98 & 65, citing Brian Vike, HBCC UFO Research and MUFON Los Angeles).

2007 - A humming sound was heard first, then a disc-shaped object reportedly landed in Headingley, Manitoba, Canada at around 2:00 a.m. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 584).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 6 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions; blue beams of light; bulky humanoids; cigar-shaped UFO; disc-shaped UFOs; diving suits; domed discs; giant humanoids; human-looking humanoids; humanoids wearing helmets; humanoids with glowing eyes; landing traces; multi-year reports from British Columbia; orange beam of light; physiological effects: chills, paralysis, shaking, static electricity sensation; power failure caused by UFOs; red beam of light; red UFOs; short humanoids; solid light beam; star-shaped craft; time distortion; triangular UFOs; unintelligible language; vertical ascent; whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson