On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 13

1948 - At seven o'clock in the evening a seminarian in Oristano, Sardegna, Italy watched as a domed disc-shaped object tilted in the air, so that two humanoid beings were visible inside its transparent dome. The object flew off to the east toward Madau. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1346, citing a website).

1952 - At around 8:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. George Snitowski and their little girl suddenly found their car stalled in Frametown, West Virginia. An unpleasant odor filled the air, similar to the smell of ether mixed with sulphur. Mr. Snitowski thought a chemical plant might be burning in the area and walked towards a strong light visible in the woods, in spite of the noxious smell. Coming near it, he felt a prickling sensation throughout his body, had to stop, and then lost his balance several times as he returned to the car where he found his wife terrified, pointing at a giant creature. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 200; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, case # 1; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1952-17, citing Paul Lieb, Jacques Vallee & Mark Hall; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, September 1972, p. 27).

1952 - On that same night in Allentown, Pennsylvania at 7:40 p.m., private pilot W.A. Hobler was flying his Beech Bonanza airplane when he sighted a flying object shaped like a fat football, fiery orange-red in color, descend and then pull up in front of his airplane. This encounter was very brief, and lasted only two 2 seconds. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #  2085; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 28).

1955 - At 2:10 a.m. a silent red sphere flew across the sky to the northeast in St. Louis, Senegal, curving and spiraling. It made an ascent to a higher altitude, flew to the southeast, and then shot off to the west. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, November 1968).

1959 - At 1:05 a.m. Mr. R. H. Daubner of Gills Rock, Wisconsin observed a yellow ring of lights, with eight blue lights within it, and then five larger brilliant red lights. The object rose very fast vertically from a field three kilometers away, while making a pulsating jet noise. The tremendous pulsating noise hurt the ears of the witness. The encounter lasted ten minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6506; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

Gills Rock, Wisconsin UFO Landing - 1959

Sketch of Gills Rock, Wisconsin UFO Landing - 1959

1959 - Scott Mitchell was in the hallway of his home near Gills Rock, Wisconsin at around two o'clock in the afternoon when he saw a being with dark gray, wrinkled skin standing at the opposite end. The being communicated in a telepathic voice that went directly to the witness head, "Do not be afraid, we will not harm you." Frightened, he tried to run away but was paralyzed in his tracks, and time seemed to slow down around him. A greenish haze surrounded him and the being glided towards him. The witness then lost consciousness. His next memory was of waking up in the house in a back bedroom. The witness subsequently experienced further close encounters. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, citing UFOs and Aliens Among Us).

1959 -. At four p.m. at least two control tower operators at Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana plus the pilot of a Mooney private aircraft sighted a pear-shaped object, colored white, cream, and metallic, with a trail under it. The UFO showed little movement during the three hour sighting. An intercept was attempted by a USAF T-33 jet trainer, but it failed to find the UFO in time. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 6507; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1962 - Overfield, England. Myra Jones was driving between Overfield and Norris Hill at 11:20 p.m. when she spotted a luminous, gray object, larger than a car, with a dome on top. It was flying just above the ground at the height of the telephone poles, spinning slowly. There were dark spots visible on the underside of the object. It nearly touched the car, then gave a whistling sound and flew away. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 546; citing Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1962).

1966 - At 7:30 a.m. a 12-year-old boy, Randy Rotenberger, saw a silvery-gray ellipsoid object with a clear bubble dome protruding from its top; it hovered about a mile away, then landed with a falling leaf motion near a farm between Gwinner and Stirum, North Dakota within 300 yards of him. It made a low-pitched whine during the five-minute sighting. It had tripod landing gear, two red lights, two white and one green light, and the transparent dome. A businessman from Gwinner and an Air Force Lt. Colonel went to the site and discovered three ground traces, apparently left by spherical objects, 18 centimeters deep, which were very compact. The ground imprint marks were in the arrangement of an isoceles triangle 7.9 m x 6.5 m x 6.5 m. Radiation measured at 0.1 milliroentgen (normal). The boy reported that the object "went away so fast that it vanished." (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1966, p. 4; APRO Bulletin, July 1966, p. 1; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 797; Project Blue files counted in official statistics, case 10944; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case 369).

1966 - The two astrononauts on Gemini XI, Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad, during their 18th orbit of the Earth, took a photograph of a unknown object in outer space while over the Greenwich Time Zone at 18.25 hours. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1977, p. 1; Margaret Sachs, Celestial Passengers, p. 183).

1967 - A very bright strobe light was seen, and then six red lights in a row appeared at the same spot and hovered over the Haddam Neck, Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant at 8:45 p.m. It was seen by Mrs. Rarey and her two children from their home across the Connecticut River in Haddam, Connecticut. The sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: Donald A. Johnson field investigation case files).

1972 - A rural family in Burlington, Colorado, who police said were responsible people, reported that a UFO "as big as a house" flew parallel to their car as they were driving down a country road at night. One of the witnesses said the object landed and took off twice in a nearby field. The object was round and  had "rays" or beam of light coming out of it. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1972, p. 3).

1973 - While driving toward Ijui, Brazil at about 1:30 a.m., a group of motorists saw a luminous yellow egg-shaped object approach their car near the town of Gravatai and begin pacing them on the left side, some 2-3 kilometers away. When the driver blinked the headlights off and on, the object reproduced the same signals. The driver stopped the car and he and some passengers then got out, waving their arms. The object was very close to the ground and appeared to be about to land. They resumed their trip and after awhile the object, which continued to pace them, beamed a light in their direction. One of the passengers said she had the impression something or someone was trying to contact her mentally. (Source: Inforespace, August 1975, No. 22; translated from the French by Jacques Deschenes

1986 - On this night, during a rash of UFO sightings in the region, Mrs. Lourdes Altamirano watched a huge luminous object descend and hover above a large tree in Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico. Several gigantic figures descended from the object and inspected the surroundings, at one point they showed interest in a large ceramic jar near the witness's house. She attempted to wake her husband but he remained asleep. After awhile, the beings reboarded their craft, which took off at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, citing Contacto OVNI).

1988 - At 10:45 p.m. a 39-year-old witness stepped outside his house in Chiloquin, Klamath County, Oregon and saw a multicolored, oval object moving away. He got his wife, daughter, and a telescope. They watched the object in the sky for more than an hour. They saw the same object "at distance" for the next two nights. (Source: Hernandez Jose L. Hernandez, MUFON field investigation case files database, case # 930508J).

1990 - At around 1:00 a.m. a mother awoke to tuck her young daughter under the blankets in Rudnyi, Kustanay region, Kazakhstan when she saw a luminous sphere through the balcony door on the upper level of house. A bright yellow beam, surrounded in a greenish glow, shone into the room from the sphere. The woman covered the young girl with the blanket and then heard a strong ringing in her ears and developed a strong headache. At this point she lost consciousness. After an hour or so she woke up, feeling a burning sensation on her stomach. She found a spot about ten centimeters in length and two centimeters wide on her stomach that appeared to be a burn scar. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, citing UFOZONE Russia).

1990 - At 8:12 p.m. a local woman named Irina M. was returning home from work in Mahachkala, Dagestan, Russia when she looked at the sky and saw a fast moving yellow light, which was flying from the southwest to the east. It was moving faster than a normal aircraft, and she immediately thought it could be a UFO. The object began to descend at a high speed, noticeably increasing in size. It was round and silvery, and hovered in midair not too far away from the witness. Astounded, she next saw a humanoid figure floating next to the object. The figure was human-like, tall, slender, and with a pale young face without wrinkles. He also had what appeared to be very kind, blue eyes. The alien was dressed in a loose-fitting tunic, silver-white in color. The being stood in mid-air, gazing at the witness intently, and seemed to be encased in a bright halo of light. She became concerned, fearing that she might be abducted by the alien, and she rushed home to her children as fast as she could. Near her front door she looked back and saw the UFO departing, decreasing in size and vanishing in a few seconds. Apparently the only other witness to this event was a stray dog that frequented the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, citing "Iks" UFO Newspaper, Mahachkala Dagestan, issue # 4, and Anton Anfalov).

1990 - On the same night as the CE-3 encounter in Dagestan, witnesses in Samara Province, Russia reported seeing a small luminous, white triangular-shaped craft flying above their rooftops. The object appeared to be transparent, and inside three dark human-like figures with large round heads could be seen. One figure was standing up, while the other two were seated behind what looked like a control panel. The object later became dark and landed outside a perimeter fence of the Volga-Ural Military Air Defense Radar Station. At around midnight, as armed guards approached the object, without warning it fired a powerful beam of concentrated energy that destroyed the radar antenna on top of their communications building. The steel in the radar unit was burned from a distance of 430 feet. A wristwatch reportedly slowed, and other strange physical effects were noted. Some of the sentries went missing temporarily, and could not account for their whereabouts. (Sources: Paul Stonehill, The Soviet UFO Files, p. 50; Antonio Huneeus, UFO Universe 1995, quoting Russian film, Cosmic Top Secret; Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Sighting Reports Database, case # 1836, citing Antonio Huneeus).

1992 - In Albertville, Minnesota a 5-6 foot wide disc-shaped object with portholes was seen at 100 feet altitude, only 100 yards away. It had an estimated thickness of 1-2 feet. (Source: Joni Astrup, UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1992, p. 1, citing Star News, September 30, 1992).

1994 - Larry Gardea, while out bear hunting near Chacon, New Mexico heard a humming sound at 4:30 p.m., and witnessed a cow being dragged up a hill backwards into the underbrush. One cow was dead and mutilated, another one crippled, and a third missing. The hunter fired shots in the direction of the sound. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 256, citing Linda Moulton Howe).

1994 - At 7:30 p.m. while driving on Highway 160 east of Del Norte, Colorado two people witnessed two orange streamers that crossed their path. The two flourescent orange streamers flew in tandem right in front of their van's windshield. They were four to six feet in length, six to eight feet apart. They crossed the highway at the same place as an ambulance's electrical system failure earlier in the month. Satellite TV in the area also failed. (Source:Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 256).

1994 - At 11:00 p.m. a silent formation of dark objects flew across the sky toward the southwest in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They were thought to be much too fast to have been geese. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16525, citing R. Leo Sprinkle).

1995 - At 12:10 a.m. a bizarre, irregularly shaped object, only 300 feet away, shot beams of light down on a house in Corpus Christi, Texas. It had a pulsating light on top. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, list of 1995 reports).

1995 - At 12:20 a.m. a yellow-white disc-shaped object moved south in the sky over Tallahasee, Florida. Its apparent size was larger than the full moon, and it had a halo surrounding it. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, list of 1995 reports).

1999 - Witnesses in Blanchardville, Wisconsin reported a shoot-out between Air National Guard F-16s and six maneuvering balls of light (BOLs) at 2:15 a.m., with one light emitting a ray that took out one of the jets. The jet reportedly crashed, and the pilot who ejected was treated for injuries. (Sources: George A. Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, January 2000, p. 17; UFO Magazine (US), March 2000, p. 16).

1999 - A tube-shaped UFO with a pointed rear end, brilliant white, sped east to west at 2200 km/h over Melbourne Reservoir, Victoria, Australia at 7:20 p.m. It was viewed for few seconds. The witness has worked in the aviation industry for many years, and attests that it was not a meteor or a conventional plane. (Source: Robert Frola, Australasian Ufologist, April 2000, p. 52 & January 2001, p. 46).

2000 - An EM vehicle ignition interference effect case occurred on this evening at 7:00 p.m. The witness's car engine shut off between Hagerstown and Sidling Hill, Maryland when an extremely bright light appeared above the car. The witness also had terrible migraine headache later that night. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2000 archived webpage).

2001 - At 6:05 a.m. a formation of lights was seen moving low over Toronto, Ontario during a rainy day; this was during the no fly period two days after the World Trade Center attacks. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey, case 298).

2003 - The Senior Curator/Royal Armouries Museum reported two circular flying objects in the sky over Heckmondwide, West Yorkshire, England at 9:40 p.m.; they were about half the apparent size of the moon, and were a very dull yellow. (Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2003-075).

2003 - A witness reported seeing a dark triangular shape in Yelm, Washington at 12:30 p.m., moving slowly at treetop level without making any sound. It had white and red lights on the bottom. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2003 archived webpage).

2003 - At midnight a 21-year-old woman walking her dog in Seaman, Ohio heard coyotes howling loudly during a sighting of a large stationary triangular craft. The color of the object's lights changed from  pinkish-red to blue, white and yellow. (Source: Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org).

2006 - The British Ministry of Defense received a report of a triangular object with lights flying over Whitehaven, Cumbria, England at 9:45 p.m. One of the lights was green, one was red, and the other two were amber. There was a strange droning noise as it passed overhead.(Source: British Ministry of Defense, case 2006-050).

2007 - At 8:10 p.m. eight white, cigar-shaped objects were photographed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada several times as they were descending rapidly to the southeast. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 598, citing ufoinfo.com).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 12 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; aerial combat between UFOs and military jets; animal reaction: coyotes howling; car pacings; dark-gray humanoid with wrinkled skin; domed discs; domed-ovoid UFO; EM vehicle ignition effects; giant Ufonauts; landing with triangular imprint pattern; missing time; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from Colorado, England and Wisconsin; UFOs over nuclear power plant; physiological effects: migraine headache, paralysis, prickling sensation, and vertigo; pulsating jet noise; telepathy; time distortions; triangular UFOs; unexplained cattle death (cattle mutilation); UFO responds to headlight signal; unpleasant odor; vertical ascent; whining sound; wristwatch slowed.

© Donald A. Johnson