On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 14

1949 - Over a 30-minute period starting at 9:30 p.m. several small round silver objects, that were not birds, flew over Lubbock, Texas in groups of 3 to 50. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1454; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1951, p. 53).

1951 - At nine o'clock in the evening at the Goose Bay AFB in Labrador, Canada Sgt W. B. Maupin and Corporal J. W. Green tracked three objects on radar. Two were on a collision course when one of the bogeys diverted to the right upon the request, by radio, of one of the radar operators! No aircraft were known to be in the area. A third unidentified track then joined the first two. This incident lasted longer than 15 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 969; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - An animal reaction case occurred on a farm in Belle Glade, Florida just before dawn at 4:30 a.m. (Source: George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers magazine, December 1967, p. 24; NICAP case files; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: August, p. 28).

1952 - In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico between 11:30 p.m. and 1:20 a.m. the next day R. J. Portis, a consulting engineer, and three others sighted six groups of 12-15 luminous spheres or discs. The UFOs flew in formations varying from arcs to inverted-Y's, and moved very fast through the sky. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - North Atlantic, between Ireland and Iceland. Military witnesses from several countries aboard ships participating in the NATO "Operation Mainbrace" exercise had several UFO sightings. Among the sightings: a blue-green triangle was observed flying at 1,500 mph while another three objects in a triangular formation gave off a white light exhaust while moving at 1,500 mph. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - While flying over Olmstead AFB, Pennsylvania the pilot of a Flying Tiger Airlines transport plane, # N67977, saw a blue light that flew at his plane very fast on a collision course. Note: the summary card attached to the file showed completely different information. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2093; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 18; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - White Lake, South Dakota. At 7:00 p.m. L.W. Barnes, a Ground Observer Corps observer using binoculars spotted a red, cigar-shaped object. It left three puffs behind it, flew to the west, then to the south, and then was gone. It was viewed for 30-40 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case #2089; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Santa Barbara, California. At 8:40 p.m. Mr. Tarbutton, a USAF C-54 transport pilot, sighted a blue-white light that traveled straight and level, then went up. It was seen for 30 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - Several people in Charleston, West Virginia saw a luminous white disc-shaped object land at around 9:00 p.m. Two men wearing bright suits emerged from the craft and reportedly climbed a nearby tree. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 33).

1954 - At 5:00 p.m. over 200 witnesses in St.-Prouant, Vendee department, France watched a cigar or carrot-shaped UFO as it emerged from a cloud, tilted toward the ground, hovered, and then elevated its front end quickly into a vertical position. It emitted vapor from its lower end. Next, a metallic disc-shaped object flew out, spun around the cigar, and then re-entered the mothership. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 23, Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 16; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference to Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 44).

1954 - John J. Swain, age 12, was driving a tractor back from his family's fields in Coldwater, Kansas when he saw a little man no bigger than a 5-year-old child a few meters away from him. He had a long nose and long ears and seemed to fly or glide as he moved toward a saucer-shaped craft hovering just two meters above ground. It "opened up" and the creature "popped inside." The craft became luminous and shot out of sight. Unusual traces were found by police. The being was dressed in shiny clothes, and his shoes seemed to have "fins" attached. He carried two cylinders on his back and had long, pointed ears. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 239; Charles Bowen, The Humanoids, p. 53; Lincoln Nebraska Star, late September 1954; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 209).

1956 - At one o'clock in the morning in Highland, North Carolina three men, one a policeman, sighted fourteen yellow-to-red round objects giving off a tremendous exhaust and flew in a vague formation from southwest to east to northeast and back again, while swooping up and down. The sighting lasted 1.5 hours. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1963 - At 3:15 p.m. in Susanville, California E. A. Grant, a fire lookout with 37 years of experience at forest fire lookouts for the U.S. Forest Service, sighted a round flying object intercept a longer object and either attached itself to the latter or disappear. The sighting lasted ten minutes. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - At 1:00 a.m. an engineer on a motorbikein Langenhoe, Essex, England heard a high-pitched hum, which changed to a buzz when a domed disc-shaped object approached to a close range, and then his engine coughed, sputtered, and finally died. There was a blue light coming from the translucent dome on the object. The witness also received an electric shock, and suffered temporary paralysis. He could not move or speak, and his body tingled like he had received an electric shock. The buzzing diminished as the object descended and landed in a swampy area near some houses. The witness also experience strong static electricity throughout the next day. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 25; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 249, 267, 454).

1967 - At eleven o'clock in the morning Fabio J. Diniz, age 16, was walking near a hospital in La Baleia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil when he saw a mushroom-shaped craft on a playing field. It had a cupola on top, and a guillotine-like door that slid up. The boy started to flee, but a voice in Portuguese told him, "Don't run away." He next saw two tall men, two meters in height, dressed in green tight-fitting uniforms. They told him not to be afraid and to return the next day, or "otherwise we will take your family." They had a greenish skin tone, and round eyes that were set wide apart. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 881, citing FSR, November-December 1968, p. 8; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0872).

1968 - Eight young people in Drummondville, Quebec saw a "man" who walked like a robot. The next day they saw a little man, 4 feet tall, who was surrounded by a luminous glow. He disappeared, and in his place was the robot. The ground traces showed tracks of a creature with six toes. (Sources: Sherbrooke Tribune, October 9, 1968; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0979).

1969 – At 5:00 p.m. a young boy saw a small silver object land close to him outside the town of Beauharnois, Quebec. Through a small hatch two small, green colored humanoids emerged, these moved like robots and appeared to gather rocks and plants before returning to the object. The object then took off. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1969, case # 19, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 49; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2097, citing Wido Hoville).

1972 - At 4:20 a.m. an unidentified "bogey" was detected on radar at the West Palm Beach International Airport by FAA air traffic controller C. J. Fox and tracked for about an hour. NORAD was alerted and at approximately 6:00 a.m. two F-106 jet interceptors were scrambled from West Palm Beach Airport, Florida to intercept the glowing UFO, but the object disappeared from the radar scopes shortly before the jets arrived. FAA watch supervisor George Morales viewed the object through binoculars and described the object as silver white in color and cigar shaped. Officials at Miami International Airport also tracked the strange object. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, October 1972, pp. 1 & 4; Sandra Thomas, APRO Bulletin, September-October 1972, p. 7).

1972 - Following several civilian reports of UFOs in Crumlin, Monmouthshire, Wales several police constables were sent to the scene at around 8:30 p.m. They saw a circular orange object that changed shape to a cone. In Croespenmaen, Wales a bowl-shaped disc was observed hovering and spinning for two hours. The UFO hid three times when aircraft appeared. (Sources: Western Mail, September 16, 1972; FSR, November-December 1972, p. 28; Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 7). 

1972 - At 10:45 p.m. two witnesses southeast of Sandoval, Illinois saw a UFO moving toward their car, about 45 feet up in the air. It had green and blue hazy lights and a huge red flickering light on top. It passed directly overhead, then came back and circled the car. Next it hovered nearby for 20 minutes, and finally flew off slowly to the south. (Source: John F. Schuessler case files, report dated July 22, 1973).

1973 - A yellow ovoid-shaped object paced cars near Gravatai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil for 20 minutes beginning at around 1:30 a.m. There were several other reports of UFOs in the vicinity on the same night. (Source: Inforespace, August 1975).

1973 - At 7:45 p.m. a 20-year-old woman with the last name of Plume and her father were driving through a mostly swampy area between Cuesnes and Mons, Belgium, when upon rounding a bend in the road they saw a bright orange luminous object shaped like a truncated cone hovering at low altitude about 200 meters off the road, almost directly over an electric power station. The upper edge seemed jagged and had sparkling antenna-like protrusions at either end. The object was dazzling to look at and seemed to be vibrating slightly. As they pulled abreast of the power station the object's luminosity diminished and it flew away, rising gradually in a slight curve and disappeared. (Sources: Dennis William Hauck, MUFON UFO Journal, October 1976, p. 8; Jacques Bonabot, Catalog of Belgian Cases, case 354).

1977 - At around 11:00 p.m. in Cassel, Nord department, France a glowing sphere first descends, then reverses course and follows a car for three minutes. The car windows were pock-marked as a result of the close encounter. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, May 1980).

1978 - At 5:55 a.m. in Rome, Italy a triangular shaped object seen by hundreds for five minutes, including police, guards, and airline workers. (Sources: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 15, citing La Cronica, September 15, 1978; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year History, p. 349).

1978 - At 6:00 a.m. in Torre del Lago, near Firenze, Italy a cigar-shaped object with a blue trail of light behind it gave off intense light beams. The craft's lights went off-and-on two or three times during the sighting, which lasted five minutes. (Sources:Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, November 1978, p. 15, citing La Cronica, September 15, 1978; Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter,  October 1979, p. 15).

1978 - At 10:00 p.m. in San Basilio, Sardegna, Italy a big brilliant light in the night sky resolved to a huge metallic gray ovoid. It hovered for a couple of minutes, then vanished. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, August 1981).

1978 - The owner of a large firm and prominent business executive was driving on I-80 to Randolph, Nebraska and had reached a point two miles west of Belden at around 10:00 p.m. when an object descended on the highway ahead of him, directing a light beam on the road surface. It looked like a tank with treads but without guns. As the witness stepped out of the car, a door opened on the object and a man stepped out. He seemed normal, was dark haired, of normal height and wore white pants and a white shirt. He spoke to the witness by name, in perfect English, then re-entered the object, which rose up in a brilliant column of light emitting a high pitched whine as it left. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, December 1978, p. 1; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case #  A1964; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 317, citing Robert E. Bartholomew, UFO Lore, quoting APRO Bulletin).

1979 - At 6:30 a.m. a boat crew off the coast of Siniscola, Sardegna, Italy watched a sphere with luminous rays as it hovered for ten minutes over the ocean, then shot away fast. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 200, December 1980).

1979 - On this night a beam of light shone through the witness's bedroom window in Oakenholt, Wales and she suddenly felt dizzy. She then felt herself being levitated through some form of a tunnel and encountered two aliens in a field. A huge craft hovered nearby and a beam of light lifted her inside. The interior of the craft consisted of one large room with three other alien beings and an almost human appearing girl of about 19 years of age. The room contained a portrait of an older being, apparently a leader. After a 30 minute otherworldly trip the beings showed her an alien zoo with many bizarre animals. The beings communicated with the witness and then said goodbye, whereupon she then found herself back in her bed again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 2234, citing Jenny Randles & Paul Whetnall).

1979 - Two women in Canoga Park, California witnessed a disc-shaped object with flamelike jets around the perimeter hovering ahead of their car at 7:55 p.m. It tilted, darted from point to point, and then took off at very high speed. (Sources: Ann Drufel, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 13; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 24).

1987 - A 23-year-old man in Hebron, Indiana witnessed a very large, black, boomerang-shaped object, the size of a railroad car, only 75-100 feet away and at 75-100 feet altitude. It had two rows of steady blue lights on the underside, with 11 lights in each row. The object was described as blacker than black. Its speed was very slow, moving at about 15 mph. (Source: Michael Rigg, MUFON field investigator, MUFON case files CD-ROM, report # 880808).

1989 - A woman's dogs hid while a diamond-shaped object passed over her home in Cantonment, Florida at 8:00 p.m. It looked “like two Hershey’s Kisses attached together at the bases” with more than 40 colored lights, rotating clockwise. It was also seen by her 12-year-old son. (Sources: Carol & Rex Salisberry,MUFON field investigators, MUFON case files CD-ROM, 891006b; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, p. 16).

1995 - A large dark, silent triangle was seen against the clouds in Gulf Breeze, Florida at 8:30 p.m., flying to the north. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #  17426; UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1996).

1998 - At a little before sunset two women were sitting on the balcony of a house belonging to one of them, at Markou Mousourou Street in the Metz neighborhood of Athens, Greece opposite Ardittos hill. They saw a small black object in the sky about one kilometer away. They first thought it might be a helicopter but it made no sound. When the object approached, they saw it was a humanoid figure in a standing position. It flew closer and the flying humanoid turned its body once in the direction of nearby Zappeio park and then once in the opposite direction, without changing speed or posture. It started coming down and seemed to land somewhere inside the forest on Ardittos hill. They thought that the flying creature was wearing something like an "astronaut suit" because from time to time the sunset light gleamed on it. After landing the figure went up the hill by making some small mechanical "hops," until it reached a point just below the crest. It did not bend its knees when it hopped nor did it move its arms. After ten minutes the creature transformed itself into a "bright spot" and then vanished. During the incident, there was a strong wind blowing but the movement of the creature's flight was steady. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing Thanassis Vembos).

2003 - At ten o'clock in the morning a dark grey disc-shaped object hung 100 feet over the water at the Wivenhoe Dam in Brisbane Valley, Queensland, Australia on a clear day. The water below the disc was being agitated by the UFO's presence. The craft took off at an angle at an incredible speed. The sighting lasted ten minutes and was witnessed by a Mr. & Mrs. Thompson. (Source: Australasian Ufologist, October 2004, p. 5, citing an email from the witnesses).

2004 - In Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada three or more orange-red tinged, chevron-shaped objects at a very high altitude, flew from west to east at a very high speed in single file. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 678, citing NUFORC).

2005 - A cigar-shaped UFO flew to the south over Guaynabo, Bayamon province, Puerto Rico at 7:06 a.m. It was the size of a commercial jet, but had no wings. Its polished silver surface reflected the sunlight. It was lost from sight when the craft passed into some cumulus clouds.Duration of the sighting was 15 to 20 seconds. (Source: Mike Vike, www.ufoinfo.com).

2007 - At 10:30 p.m. a round orange light descended from the sky over Saint-Anaclet, Quebec, Canada, then stopped. It flew off after 90 seconds leaving a trail of smoke. (Source: Chris Rutkowski, 2007 Canadian UFO Survey, case 602, citing RCMP).

2009 - At 10:15 p.m. a man who wishes to remain anonymous was driving north on Hudson Drive, Stow, Ohio on his way to work when he spotted a 9 to 10 foot tall solid black entity standing on the southbound side of the road, near the Rte 8 overpass and just north of the local Applebee's restaurant. It was only about fifteen to twenty feet from his vehicle as he drove by. The creature had no discernable head or facial figures. Looking back in his rearview mirrow the entity was no longer visible, and the entire sighting lasted only about five seconds. The witness became extremely upset, and he had uncontrolled watering of his eyes; he tried to call his wife on his cell phone, but it would not work, either from the programmed address book or with manual input calling. He kept getting "call failed", which had never happened before. The cell phone failed to connect all the way to the I-271 entrance ramp, a distance of 8-10 miles. The following day, on his way home from work, as he neared the Rte 8 overpass, this time driving over the bridge, his eyes began to tear up uncontrollably again until he got beyone the bridge, when his eyes began to clear up.  (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 2009 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing http:/naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: animal reactions: dogs hid; car pursuits; cigar-shaped UFOs; disc-shaped UFOs; flying humanoid; human looking UFOnauts; humanoid with pointed ears; landing traces; levitation or out-of-body experience; merging UFOs; Mothman-type entity report; multi-year reports from Florida, France, Italy, Quebec and Wales; orange UFOs; shiny uniforms; short humanoid; silver UFOs; triangular UFOs; Ufonaut sliding or gliding across ground; UFOs flying in groups or formations.

© Donald A. Johnson