On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 18

1951 - A U.S. Air Force B-36 on a training flight near Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada spotted a saucer-shaped object with multiple white lights on a parallel flight course, which then crossed over in front of them from right to left. The ADF went out for a few minutes, then the radar jammed and also went out for a few minutes. (Sources: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 14; J. Allen Hynek files; Richard F. Haines, NARCAP: A Preliminary Report of 64 Pilot Sightings Involving EM Effects on Aircraft, case # 13).

1954 - At 5:55 a.m. two control tower operators, a weather forecaster and a weather observer at Kimpo Air Base in Korea watched a round object, like polished aluminum, fly straight and level for 11-13 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3213; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - At 8:15 p.m. a small gray disc flew over a car from the rear at very high speed in Casablanca, Morocco. The car was being driven by a Mr. Guitta. The car was pulled to the left by an unseen force, and this was followed by a blast of cold air. (Sources: Ouranos magazine; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 210; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case #  47).

1962 - Three men working on a rubber plantation in Barcelos, Amazonas State, Brazil saw a large, disk-shaped object hover above the river. It emitted sparks, was a silvery color, and very brilliant. It eventually rose straight up at high speed. Disappearance of cattle was noticed in the area during that period and blamed on the same cause. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 548, citing APRO Bulletin, January 1963).

1962 - Minerva, Ohio. Six policemen in northeastern Ohio sighted UFOs at about the same time at around five a.m. One object was hovering, while two were maneuvering. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 62).

1966 - Police constable Dack and two others witnessed a UFO that hovered motionless over the city of Southampton, England. It had flashing red, white and blue lights, and was dropping flares. It made no engine sounds, nor was it shaped like any known aircraft. It shot off at high speed towards Eastleigh. (Sources: Charles Bowen, Flying Saucer Review, November-December 1966, p. 31; Gary Heseltine, UFO Magazine (UK), July 2003, p. 5).

1967 - Forestry employee Russell Hill heard a strange pulsating sound at one o'clock in the morning in Nanton, Alberta, Canada and then saw an object giving off a green glow hovering near his cabin. He also experienced radio interference during the sighting. (Source: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs over the Americas, p. 34; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 884).

1971 - At 11:45 p.m. in Chauchina, Granada, Spain a 1.5 meter diameter disc was seen hovering just six meters above the ground. Two figures were visible inside, would could be seen apparently signaling to the witness. The object was in view for 30 seconds. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, p. 35, case # 149, citing Llorente Manuel Osuna, Lumieres dans la Nuit, March 1972, p. 15).

1978 - Mr. Gould, age 52, had experienced a series of humanoid encounters in January of 1978 in his neighborhood. At two o'clock on this early morning, again in South Middleton, Massachusetts he looked out the front window of his house and noticed a group of humanoid figures standing besides the road. Five of the figures wore white coverall suits, as in the previous encounters, and one wore black. The black dressed individual appeared to be pointing to the ground. Their clothing was reflective. After a few minutes the beings walked into the woods and disappeared. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1969, citing David F. Webb, FSR).

1981 - Four witnesses, two each in two cars, were driving on the SR23 Freeway south of Moorpark, California at 9:15 p.m. when they sighted three bright delta-shaped objects in the sky. They were estimated to be between 25 and 50 feet in length, and they flew at a low 100-foot altitude. They went behind some hills, and then came back. (Source: William F. Hassel, MUFON UFO Journal, January 1982, p. 10).

Moorpark, California UFOs - 1981

Sketch of Moorpark, California Delta-Shaped UFOs - 1981

1983 - At 10:30 p.m. a boomerang with lights moved slowly across the sky over Carmel, Putnam County, New York for ten minutes, then banked to the north. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, July 1984, p. 7).

1993 - At 9:30 p.m. a boomerang-shaped object with a luminous tail (or "anchor") flew silently over the city of Magdeburg, Germany at a low altitude. It had two red round lights near the "focal point". (Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases--Europe, p. 41).

1998 - At 9 p.m. several people in Torriglia, Italy watched a luminous blue oval-shaped light on or near the ground on Mt. Prela for about an hour. In front of the light a small child-like figure was seen walking back and forth as if inspecting the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, citing CUN Genova).

2004 - Another boomerang-shaped object flew over the witnesses in Kanata, Ontario, Canada at 10:00 p.m. It had no lights and made no sound. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2004 webpage; Geoff Dittman, 2004 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 687, citing NUFORC).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 5 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: air displacement, aluminum or gray colored UFOs, blue UFO, boomerang UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, green UFO, sensation of cold, short humanoids, triangular UFOs, unexplained animal disappearances associated with UFOs; vertical ascent.