On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 17

1897 - In the far eastern reaches of Siberia several people witnessed a round UFO flying toward the northwest. It was seen for five minutes in Antsiferova, Russia. (Sources: Luminieres dans la Nuit, issue # 204; FSR, January-February 1969, p. 27; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 214).

1952 - Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hollingsworth of Tucson, Arizona sighted two groups of three large, flat, shiny objects at 11:40 a.m. north of the city. The daylight objects flew in tight formations: the first group slowly, the second group faster. The sighting lasted for 2 minutes. (Source: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2105; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 36; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - At 4:45 p.m. a silver bullet-shaped object was seen in the sky by over a thousand people including military witnesses near the Ciampino Airport, ten miles outside of Rome, Italy. It rotated from a horizontal orientation to vertical with the point down. It had an estimated altitude of 2500 feet and a speed of 150-180 miles per hour. It left a luminous vapor trail and was tracked on radar. At the same time in Pitigliano, Italy in Tuscany two hunters, Bacherini and Formiconi, heard a series of detonations and then saw a round white craft moving slowly with lateral oscillation as it advanced. It blew toward the southwest. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 55-57; Richard Hall, UFO Reports from the Files of the CIA, p. 21).

1954 - At 7:15 p.m. a cigar-shaped object was seen through a 25x telescope and was witnessed by at least 11 people in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome, France. It was black with a luminous tail, and the trail was exceptionally luminous. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 57).

1954 - Between Cenon and Vouneuil, France at 10:30 p.m. Yves David, age 28, met a being in a diving suit who made friendly gestures. The being was very small and had a voice "inhuman and incomprehensible." The witness could not move throughout the encounter. He saw the creature enter a three-meter wide by one-meter tall object sitting on the road, and it took off "like lightning." It cast a greenish light as it did so. (Sources: Le Figaro, September 30, 1954; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 58; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 210; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1954-50 (A0249), citing Aime Michel).

1955 - Pine Bush, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Bordes of New York City were fishing at night when they heard a loud splash and a "gurgling sound." They then saw a pink, iridescent, mushroom-shaped object rise about 70 cm out of the water, then sink back into the reservoir. Later, they saw the object again. It was about five meters long and surrounded by turbulence. After it took off it reversed direction several times without turning around and finally flew away at a high rate of speed. (Sources: Arthur Constance, The Inexplicable Sky, p. 226; Flying Saucer Review, May-June 1955; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 226; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 252).

1966 - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald MacGilvary of Cranes Beach, Massachusetts saw a golden-white, luminous cigar-shaped object resting on the beach at 4:45 a.m. It had two or three bright lights that flew in and out of the craft. They moved around with an up-and-down skipping motion. It left after an hour. (Sources: Raymond E. Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, p. 341; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 798; NICAP UFO Investigator, November 1966, p. 4; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 414).

Cranes Beach near Ipswich, Massachusetts - 1966

Cranes Beach near Ipswich, Massachusetts - 1966

1967 - At around 2:00 a.m. An anonymous witness observed an eight-foot tall humanoid in a wooded area near Langley, British Columbia, Canada. It was reported to be pink colored and covered with scaly skin. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A2085, citing John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1975 - At 8:20 p.m. two women in their fifties were driving on a highway in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts when they briefly glimpsed a large humanoid creature. They noticed that as they were traveling they were the only vehicle in the road, and there was total silence in the area. Suddenly, a very tall gray figure with bits of white hair appeared in front of the car. It had luminous oblong shaped eyes and what appeared to be white whiskers. The humanoid figure seemed to be in total "control" and had a "majestic" air to him. It also had a long tail that narrowed towards the end. The driver swerved to avoid hitting the creature, and temporarily ran off the road, so they did not see the humanoid depart.(Source: CUFOS case files, report dated May 6, 1976).

1976 - In Wingen, New South Wales, Australia at 3:30 a.m. a round, bright object with an intense blue glow passed only 12 feet over a car. The car engine stopped and the lights went out, and the speedometer needle jumped about even though the car was stationary. The driver, a 30-year-old man named Ryan, felt an intense heat from the object, and his watch stopped working. He also reported that his flashlight wouldn't work, even though it had new batteries. The UFO made a low humming sound. Trouble with the performance of the car persisted after the event. The close encounter lasted two minutes. (Sources: Mark Cashman, Project 1947 EM Effects Catalog website, citing UFO Research NSW; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 69, citing Australian CUFOS).

1978 - At the Maatsuyker Island Lighthouse, Tasmania, Australia electrical power failed twice at 9:20 p.m. when a big glowing light flew by south of the island. It was seen by four men at the lighthouse, including the main witness, a 47-year-old man named Burns. (Source: Australian CUFOS Files, case file NA781219).

1978 - In Torrita di Sienna, Tuscany, Italy at 8:15 p.m. two witnesses watched a bright sphere descend over the area the same time a electrical blackout occurred. Shortly after that a motorist, Sr. R. Faralli, a 25-year-old man driving a Fiat 127, was on his way home when his engine and lights went out, then a bright red object descended over the road just ahead of him and hovered. It was a domed disc, hat like in shape. He found he was paralyzed and could not move, as he watched a panel open and two humanoids emerge and float towards his vehicle. They were five feet tall and wore green coveralls and helmets with aerials and face masks, and they floated about four feet above the ground. They circled the car and appeared to inspect it. Their skin also appeared greenish. They re-entered the UFO, which took off with a flash of light and an explosive sound. The witness suffered eye irritation. (Sources: Roberto Pinotti, International UFO Reporter, October 1979, p. 15; Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 153 (November 1980); Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1981; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 265, 270, 349, 491, 495; UNICAT, case # 111; Mark Cashman, Project 1947 EM Effects Catalog website; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1968).

Torrita di Siena, Italy Close Encounter - 1978

1979 - At quarter past midnight in the Bavarian town of Eichstatt, Germany three pentagon-shaped UFOs were seen by many, including 10 police officers. One object hovered at 500 meters, then shot away. (Sources: MUFON UFO Journal, October 1981; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13306, citing MUFON).

1979 - At 7:30 a.m. a luminous white disc-shaped object was seen hovering over some trees in Vieille-Eglise, Pas-de-Calais, France; it shot away toward the northeast. Shortly after that three military interceptor jets converged on the location. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, February 1981).

1981 - A woman by the name of Wharry reported sighting a disc-shaped object in Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California at 8:00 p.m. It hovered, shot away and then came back. It was spinning, had colored lights, and was not far from George Air Force Base. (Source: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1982, p. 8).

1981 - At 9:00 p.m. in Kentfield, Marin County, California a huge disc-shaped object passed over homes, making a deep rumbling sound. (Source: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 8).

1982 - At 11:03 p.m. a bright patch of light exploded into an orange fireball near the M.V. Strathdee, a Romanian registry ship sailing in the South Atlantic at the geographical coordinates -11.62 S 33.47 W. According to the article in the MUFON UFO Journal, it flashed rays of light and made no sound. A geiger counter reading indicated a radiation level of 5-7 rads. There were 16 witnesses. (Sources: William R. Corliss, Remarkable Luminous Phenomena in Nature, p. 283; MUFON UFO Journal, September 1984).

1984 - In Goshen, Connecticut a row of lights paced car on a rural road at 9:30 p.m. The configuration of lights in the row first turned into a U-shaped, and then into a delta.  They seemed to be part of one UFO, changing shape. (Source: George C. Andrews, Extra-Terrestrials Among Us, p. 301).

1989 - A bright white light paced a car driving on the A5 highway near Brinklow, Warkwick, England for more than five minutes. The driver and child passenger were named Goold. The driver believed she received a telepathic message from the UFO. (Source: Richard F. Haines, CE5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 160, citing FSR, March 1991, p. 22).

1992 - A 12-foot long metallic object with stubby wings, and a clear dome or cupola, buzzed UFO investigator Christopher O'Brien and his partner while driving seven miles north of Gardner, Colorado at 1:30 p.m. It made no sound. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 54).

1994 - At 11:45 p.m. a 17-year-old male reported having a close encounter with a pinkish, 25 foot diameter circular object that illuminated the ground in Memphis, Tennessee; it then rose to treetop level before flying off slowly to the southeast. It had a neon glow. (Sources: Robert McDowell, MUFON field investigation case files, case 950326C; T. David Spencer, MUFON UFO Journal, April 1996, p. 18).

1995 - At 12:30 a.m. a gray V-shaped flying wing moved silently overhead at a steady pace in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 17432, citing NUFORC).

1996 - Thousands including police saw a huge disc maneuver over Tel Aviv, Israel at two o'clock in the morning. The aerial display lasted two hours. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 340; Michael Hesemann, UFOs: The Secret History).

2000 - At 8:55 p.m. a very large, wing-shaped object flew at a low altitude over Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. It flew very fast. It was completely silent, black in color, and had no running lights. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2000 webpage).

2004 - A submarine-shaped object with many lights was seen briefly in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada at 3:30 a.m. It made a humming sound, and was mesmerising. There were two witnesses. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 682).

2006 - At 3:30 a.m. a boomerang V-shaped object, very large, was seen at height in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although not flying at a low altitude, it was close enough to determine that it was not a commercial nor military aircraft. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2006 webpage, report uploaded October 30, 2006).

2007 - Independent lights forming a chevron passed silently over San Carlos, California at 11:15 p.m. at a very high altitude and at a very high rate of speed; each light shifted position. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2007 webpage, report uploaded October 8, 2007).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 14 August 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: boomerang UFOs; cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs; diving suit; golden colored UFO; huge UFOs; landings; luminous UFOs; maneuvering formations of UFOs, multi-year encounters in the Tuscany region of Italy; nautical UFOs; paralysis; polymorphing UFO; satellite objects flying around larger UFO; sensation of heat; telepathy; unintelligible language.

© Donald A. Johnson