On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 22

1910 - On this evening a UFO landed remotely at the Dunkirk Waterworks in Chautauqua County, New York. It was witnessed by a Mr. D. Ready. (Source: Peter Rogerson, World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, citing FSR, May-June 1970, p. 11).

1953 - At 9:00 a.m. an object shaped like an airplane "wing tank" fell from the sky over Ontario, California. It stopped in midair, turned into a circular shape, then shot off toward the north at an extreme speed. There were four military witnesses. Another UFO was seen later that day by a man named Bray in Hayward, California in Alameda county at 11:45 a.m. (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1953: August-December, p. 23; Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, September 1953, case 14).

1954 - At 8:00 p.m. red luminous cloud-cigar was seen by three people emitting disc-shaped UFOs in Fontainebleu, France. The object was surrounded by a luminous vapor. The cigar-shaped UFO flew in a manner to avoid a passing airplane. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Jacques Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 66).

1954 - In Marshfield, Missouri at eleven o'clock in the morning private pilot J. N. Williams and his friend E. J. Ash observed a thin, translucent tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object as it came down behind some trees. The object appeared to be revolving, and it then tumbled down behind the trees. Marks were found in the dirt at the supposed landing site. The ground was "pulverized" with dirt torn up and small rocks disturbed. Their sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 3226; J. Allen Hynek, The Hynek UFO Report, p. 178; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1955 - At Hickham Field in Honolulu, Hawaii at 7:30 p.m. a huge sausage-shaped craft, traveling at a speed of 1,700 mph and an altitude 32,000 feet, was tracked on several radar sets and seen visually by many. (Sources: Civilian Saucer Intelligence (New York) Newsletter, February 1956, p. 29, citing M. Myerson; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1955: September 15-December, p. 2).

1956 - At 7:50 p.m. Mr. Borrud, an amateur astronomer, sighted a dull metallic elliptical object over Williston, North Dakota. It was the size of a small airplane, and it oscillated in a side-to-side motion as it moved above the Missouri River. The estimated speed of the craft was 150 miles per hour, and the sighting lasted five minutes. (Sources: Leonard H. Stringfield, CRIFO Orbit, November 1956, p. 3; Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 79; Richard F. Haines, International UFO Reporter, April 2000, p. 25).

1967 - In Caracas, Venezuela a horse trainer was awakened on this night by the presence of an intruder who first tugged at the trainer's pillow, then grasped his arm tightly. As the man tried to sit up, the attacker encircled his neck with its arm trying to choke him. A horse in the nearby stables began neighing and the attacker let go and fled. The man screamed for help and was found to have several cuts and abrasions where he had been scratched by claws or sharp fingernails. A short while later another stable worker heard a horse acting up again, and as he approached the stall a small figure about the size of a boy, 3.5 feet tall, "zoomed" out of the stall and was gone in seconds. The figure was described as a hairy dwarf, and looking like a chimpanzee or monkey. The horse was skitish for several days following the incident. (Sources: Jim & Coral Lorenzen, UFOs Over the Americas, p. 83; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-98, citing Jim & Coral Lorenzen).

1967 - At 8:30 p.m. a priest named O'Sullivan saw a luminous ball of light in the sky while driving three miles outside of Gravois Mills, Missouri with two other men. The UFO swung around to the northwest, then to the north, and flew off toward the northeast. It was flat with a dome shape on top. The sighting lasted 15 minutes. (Source: Ted Phillips, Skylook, January 1968, p. 3).

1969 - On this evening a woman was walking with her son along a footpath in a wooded area in Montreal, Quebec when they noticed a bright circular object on the ground at the edge of the woods. There were three men standing outside of the object and two men inside. The men were described as very tall, over seven-foot tall, thin, and wearing tight-fitting one-piece garments. The witness left to get other witnesses but upon returning the object and the humanoids were already gone. A circular flattened area of grass was found at the site. That same evening in Saratoga, New York at 7 p.m. a large circle of white light was seen by three witnesses. It was flashing red, green and orange lights. It made no sound as it moved very slowly off at a low altitude. (Sources: (1) Jean Claude Bourret, The Crack of The Universe, p. 111, citing field investigator Cazeau; (2) Richard Bonenfant, Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976 , p. 49, citing The Albany Knickerbocker, September 23, 1969).

1971 - An 18-year-old apprentice was riding his motorcycle near the beach in Semaphore Park Beach, South Australia at 8:40 p.m. when he saw a dull form in the sky with lighted sections. It descended to fifty feet over the sea, as close as 150 feet away. When he shone his motorcycle's high beam headlight on the object the light dimmed. When he did it a second time it did not respond again. (Source: Keith Basterfield, Australian Flying Saucer Review, February 1972, p. 21).

1971 - At 11:45 p.m. a silent ovoid-shaped UFO flew at 500 to 1000 meters altitude over the city of Marseille, France illuminating the area below it yellow in color. It made a sudden 70 degree turn and shot off toward the north. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 127).

1971 - Sr. Paulo Caetano Silveira, age 27, a typewriter technician, found his car being followed by a red luminous disc while driving to his home in Itaperuna, Brazil. At Tombos he reported the matter to the local police, but they did not take him seriously. After he calmed down he started off again. This time, at about 7 p.m. and at a small village named Serraria, he encountered a black object on the road that turned a luminous red and then blinding white in color, and his car engine died. The object, slightly larger than a Volkswagen, had small windows and an open door. Next to it were standing three short, chubby beings approximately 20 inchestall, with fair complexions and slanted eyes. They wore one-piece, sky-blue coveralls with high collars, and "Roman helmets" with spikes. They carried vivid red and blue lights and moved in a stiff, mechanical way.

Two bright beams of light were focused on the witness's car and its doors popped open. These beams pulled the witness from the car and into the machine, whose interior was brilliantly illuminated by white light. There was little in the way of furnishings inside, but inside were five more similar dwarfs. "An infernal din" commenced and believes the object flew some distance with him, but he shortly lost consciousness. The next thing he was remembered was being carried out and laid on the road beside his car. The UFO then rose vertically, hovered a moment, then shot off laterally at a staggering speed. The witness was left in a state of shock and nearly blind. For five days he still could not see well and was extremely nervous. His watch had lost 15 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, citing Dr. Munir Russade and Dr. Walter Buhler).

1971 - That same night in Twin Falls, Idaho two young boys reported that their farm animals were frantic when an orange UFO flashed and circled overhead. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, September 1971, p. 3).

1972 - At 9:00 a.m. Virgilio Gomez was driving along a lonely road near the University's experimental farm in Palenque, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic when a man wearing a light green coverall that covered even his feet waved him down. The man wore no gloves, and had a sort of watch on his wrist. The man identified himself as Freddy Miller, a well-known Dominican baseball player who had disappeared mysteriously more than 13 years ago on May 5, 1959. He said that a UFO had rescued him from drowning in a boating accident, when two of his companions drowned, "because of my knowledge of radio technology and my intelligence." Nearby were two slender men seven feet tall. They were dressed like Miller. They had complexions like Orientals and short, chestnut colored hair. Miller pointed out to Gomez the craft in which they had arrived: it was football shaped, the size of an automobile, with a bright "nickel plated" surface. The conversation continued for about five minutes, during which Miller told Gomez that the humanoids were "supposedly from Venus." Then Gomez was told to leave, because theywere departing, and not to worry if his car wouldn't function, because it would return to normal spontaneously. As he drove away Gomez saw the three men approach and get into the UFO. (Sources: Leonte N. Objio, APRO Bulletin, January 1982, p. 5; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-27 (A1170), citing Danilo Rodriguez Dominguez, Stendek, March 1973).

1973 - At around 6:00 a.m. Isobel Nielson saw an object that at first seemed oval shaped, then assumed a domed disc perspective, as she was travelling on the train near London, England from Glasgow, Scotland. She could not recall the exact location. (Source: J. Bernard Delair, The UFO Register, Volume 5, 1974, p. 51, case 600).

near London, England - September 22, 1973

1974 - In Tayene, Tasmania, Australia a married woman was driving her car along a mountain road with the radio on when the whole area lit up and a high-pitched whistle came over the radio. A glowing orange-silver disc dropped toward the road and approached to within 20 meters. It hovered 25 meters in front of the car just three meters above the road as the woman backed up the car to escape. It then shot straight up. The witness felt sick after incident. (Sources: W. K. Roberts, FSR, February 1976, p. 23; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, page 63).

1976 - A TAP Boeing 707 reported a near collision with a luminous UFO being escorted by four smaller satellite objects near Lisbon airport, Portugal. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 40).

1976 - In Regal, Minnesota a ten-year-old boy saw a 3 to 3.5 foot tall green humanoid tapping on his bedroom window at 10:30 p.m. It had big red eyes, no nose, a slit for a mouth, and long arms. It walked to the edge of the roof and floated down to the ground. Outside was a gray rectangular UFO that made no sound. It rose up into the sky vertically. (Sources: John Barry, CUFOS case investigations file, citing Kandiyodi County Sheriff's Office; International UFO Reporter, November 1976, p. 5).

1977 - An elongated object with brightly lit windows passed Continental Airlines flight 954 near El Paso, Texas on a cloudy morning at 5:25 a.m. There were three witnesses onboard the DC-10. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, October 1977, p. 1; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 40; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, pp. 21 & 123).

1980 - At 3:43 a.m. another air collision nearly occured over the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti between Pan Am flight 440 and an unidentified bluish-green cigar-shaped object. The UFO had a horizontal row of 5-6 steady lights, which the flight crew presumed were windows. The distance between the Pan Am flight and the UFO at its closest approach was less than a mile. The estimated length of the UFO was 50 feet. It changed course when the plane flashed its landing lights. The event was witnessed independently by the crew of two other airliners in the area. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1980, p. 12).

1988 - On a highway in Walcha, New South Wales, Australia at 7:30 p.m. a car engine died and the driver reported it got cold inside the car when a red light hovered over his car for five minutes. (Source: Keith Basterfield, Keith Basterfield investigation files, citing investigator Bryan Dickeson; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 14733, citing John Schuessler, Physiological Effects from UFOs).

1992 - On this day a group of children flying kites in Sentul, West Persekutuan, Malaysia saw a tiny being, which they described as human-like in appearance but measuring only 15 cm tall. The body was reported to be greenish in color and shiny. They said that the hands had only three fingers. On seeing the witnesses, the tiny creature scurried away into the housing project that was still under construction. On the same day a 13-year-old student, Law Wai Chow, claimed to have encountered a strange tiny entity in the same area. He described it as having eyes like those of humans but red in color and with no eyebrows. The creature had pointed ears. That afternoon another boy, Mohd Najib Rasli, age 12, went to the site where the creatures were reported earlier in the day. He spent nearly an hour searching for the creatures. Finally at 3 p.m. he spotted the tiny being near a hole in the ground. He tried to catch it but it immediately ran away and was lost from view. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, citing Ahmad Jamaludin, Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies).

1992 - About 15 members of an international UFO group had gone to the scene of previous encounters in Huaika Tabio, Colombia and were waiting for any unusual phenomena. At 8:05 p.m. they saw a large orange-colored sphere descend from the mountain and land about 300 meters away from them. Five from the group approached and watched a beam of white light strike the ground ahead of them. From the ground it became a crescent shaped light, blue in color. Smoke then rose around the object and a tall blond-haired, Nordic-looking individual emerged from the smoke. He walked around briefly, then entered the crescent-shaped light. Everything then just disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, citing Grupo Contacto OVNI, Colombia).

1994 - At four o'clock at night a 40-meter long triangular UFO flew over a farmhouse in Sornay, Saone-Loire department, France. The farm's dog barked furiously, and the UFO shot away at an incredible speed. The sighting lasted 3 minutes. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 329).

1995 - On hearing a humming sound at 8:45 p.m., four people in Navaho Estates, Colorado went outside to see a 100 meter long rectangular object move slowly to the west at 60-80 feet altitude. It was yellow and had white lights oscillating on a rounded front, and red lights in the rear. After it went over a ridge eight or more blinking nocturnal lights crisscrossed in the same direction. Livestock in the area panicked. The entire sighting lasted about two minutes. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1996, citing Pueblo Chieftain; Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 315).

1995 - In Redmond, Washington at 9:30 p.m. dogs were barking as one, and then four round objects with lights hovered overhead for about a minute. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1997 - A 67-year-old married couple named Becker heard a loud noise outside their rural home in Frazee, Minnesota at 11:30 p.m. Then they saw five brilliant lights on a lenticular-shaped object the size of a house. No structure could be discerned, but the UFO radiated bluish beams of light. Three more lights, round in shape, formed a triangle in the sky. (Source: Craig R. Lang, MUFON Minnesota).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 13 August 2005).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction, aircraft encounters, animal reactions: dogs and farm animals frantic, blue uniforms, boomerang or V-shaped UFO, cigar-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, elliptical shaped UFOs, hairy dwarf, landing traces, luminous UFOs, missing time, multicolored UFOs, multi-year reports from France and Missouri, Nordic-looking UFOnaut, orange UFOs, physiological effects: eyesight affected for five days, radar-visual confirmation, red UFOs, satellite objects accompanying larger UFOs, sensation of cold, short humanoids, stiff walking humanoids, tall thin UFOnauts, triangular UFO, vehicle EM ignition interference effects, vertical ascent, whistling sound, wristwatch lost time.