On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 25

1949 - A yellow, rocket-shaped object flew within 100 feet under an airplane that was flying four miles southwest of Parkersburg, West Virginia at 2:45 p.m. The rocket had what looked to be fins. (Source: Bruce S. Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, March 1978, p. 11).

1952 - Several witnesses watched a 20 foot diameter disc hover over Camp Drum near Watertown, New York at 6:00 p.m. It circled the base making a sound like a "dynamo." (Source: Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1952: September-October, p. 54).

1954 - A disc-shaped object descended and landed along the banks of the River Marne in Joinville-le-Pont, France at 9:20 p.m. Two humanoids about 1.10 meters tall exited the machine. Their faces were covered with hair. A beam of light paralyzed both of the witnesses, and one of the humanoids approaches the witness with the initials M.P. and tore off his trousers. The short humanoids then boarded their machine, which rose vertically and disappeared at high speed. (Source: Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 168).

1957 - Shortly after 11:00 p.m. a white luminous sphere landed in a field 700 yards away from the house of Mr. & Mrs. Aellig in Alliance, Ohio. Eleven or twelve men, all seven feet tall, walked through the cornfield, wearing gray diver suits. One walked between the house and their garage. The encounter lasted 18 minutes. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0426).

1959 - Two brilliant spheres hovered at three kilometers altitude northwest of Tres Arroyos, Argentina at 7:45 p.m. One of the object landed, while the second object darkened until it could no longer be seen. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1959).

1959 - At 11:20 p.m. a gray disc-shaped objects with lights, estimated to be six meters in diamete, hovered while spinning counterclockwise near Akron, Ohio. It appeared to spin in a clockwise direction when rising in altitude. It eventually landed in a field. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1959).

1965 - At 9:55 a.m. in Chisholm, Minnesota Bett Diamon saw five orange lights flying in a row at a high speed, and then execute an abrupt turn. The duration of the sighting was one minute. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 9970; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 38).

1965 - At ten o'clock in the evening Dr. George Walton, a physical chemist with a Ph.D., and his wife witnessed two round white objects that flew side-by-side in the sky over Rodeo, New Mexico. The objects flew at 30 to 50 feet above the ground, on a collision course with the witnesses' car, then moved parallel to the road and paced their car at 50-80 mph for six minutes. The object changed to a blue color. Light illuminated the car interior. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian UFOlogist, April 1999, p. 52; Mort Young, UFO Top Secret, p. 106-111; UNICAT, case # 636).

1967 - In Buret, Belgium at 7:00 a.m. two witnesses watched as two chrome colored saucers exited a fog bank 100 meters away. They were 20 meters in diameter. They emitted red satellites balls of light, then flew off to the west. (Sources: Jean Luc Vertongen, Inforespace, May 1972, p. 19; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 84; UNICAT, case # 629).

1970 – At 8:20 p.m. Mr. Don McTrow reportedly saw a green, domed object "half the size of a cabin" near Banff, Alberta, Canada. It had four windows through which two human looking beings could be seen. The object emitted a high-pitched sound and was in view from five to six minutes. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1970-16, citing William K. Allan, Calgary).

1970 – In Jessup, Pennsylvania a 16-year-old boy was returning home from a high school football game at ten o’clock at night when, three blocks from his home, he sighted a disc-shaped UFO. It was silver-aluminum in color and approximately 1,000 feet in length. It had a turret on top surrounded by a row of windows. The underside had three large spheres, with a central flat disk. It was glowing white. The sky was clear and the object moved silently across the night sky in an easterly direction. While deciding whether to report this incident or not, the witness was peering out his kitchen window and sighted a large black limousine. He could see it quite clearly because there was a street lamp directly across the street from his house. Four occupants were in the vehicle. Two were seated in the front, and two in the back. Each had on dark suits and hats similar to those worn in the 1940's. They sat in their vehicle, motionless. They returned for the next several evenings. There was no verbal or physical contact with the strangers. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1970, citing Wisconsin UFO).

1970 - Thirteen-year-old David McTrow of Banff, Alberta, Canada saw a green, domed disc "half the size of a cabin" at 8:20 p.m. Inside the craft could be seen two human-like beings. The UFO emitted a high-pitched sound. It was visible for 5-6 minutes. (Source: Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, November 1971, p. 7).

1971 - At two a.m. Benito Miranda, a 24-year-old truck driver, was driving on Highway 40 west of Itaperuna, Minas Gerais, Brazil when he perceived a strong beam of reddish light, coming from something that blocked the road ahead of him. He lost control of his car, and it slowed down and stopped despite his best efforts. He got out of his car and saw an object about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle on the road. A door opened in the object and three diminutive beings, less than two feet tall, jumped down from it. They wore coveralls with "Roman type" helmets, and carried dazzling lights. With a yellow beam of light they levitated him 150 feet from the ground, where he was floated for about 15 minutes. When the headlights of an approaching car came into view he was gently lowered back down to the ground, and the object and its occupants vanished. He drove back to Itaperuna and reported his close encounter to the police, who sent him to SAMDU Hospital to be examined. An independent witness, the driver of the approaching car, reported witnessing the event. (Sources: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, September 1971, p. 3; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-24, citing Dr. Walter Buhler).

1971 - The first sighting of a tall, hairy creature to occur on this day in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England happened at 5:30 a.m., but no details are available. Later that same day Miss Linda Milne saw a tall, hairy creature enter some woods near the old Wantage canal. Two 14-year-old boys said they were chased by it, that when they threw stones at it it ran towards them. They scaled a fence to get away, but the creature did as well. Later, they observed a disc-shaped object take off from a field in the same field. At the time there were many reports of UFOs in the area. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1971-25, citing J. D. Llewellyn, FSR, Vol. 18 # 1).

1971 - There were a number of sightings from across China on this day. In Xuchang a luminous object spiralled in a counterclockwise spin in the northwestern sky. It descended to a lower altitude, rose again, then shot away to the west. (Source: Wendelle Stevens & Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 74).

1973 - At about 9:00 p.m. two people watched a segmented circular object in the sky over Crown Street, Reading, Berkshire, England. (Sources: Reading Evening Post, September 26, 1973; J. Benard Delair, UFO Register, Volume 5, 1974, p. 52, case 616).

Reading, England - 1973

Sketch for Reading, England - 1973


1975 - A member of the U.S. Air Force, at home on leave in Mountlake Terrace, Washington was awakened by barking dogs at 5:50 a.m. He saw a bright red sphere about a foot in diameter hovering 12 inches off the ground in front of his parked car. Beside it stood a man about 6' 5" tall. The witness next heard a high-pitched, beeping sound that made him feel as if he were going to faint. He awakened his wife and the beeping sound immediately stopped. When they looked again the sphere and the figure were both gone. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # 1975-33, citing Robert Gribble, NUFORC).

1976 - At 11:00 p.m. between Mildura and Karrawinna, Victoria, Australia four witnesses watched red lights near the ground in a field. They hovered for one minute over their initial position, 50-100 feet above the ground, then drifted to the east gaining altitude; they then hovered again, and finally vanished. A distant rumbling was heard just after their disappearance. Three days after the sighting of the low level lights, a 21.6 meter (71 foot) circle of dried grass was found in the paddock were the straw had been blown or sucked off. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, December 1976, p. 10; ACOS Bulletin, December 1976, p. 24; Bill Chalker, Australasian Ufologist, April 1993, p. 24; UNICAT, case # 792).

1977 - At midnight a man who had had a close encounter with a bright multicolored object the previous night, was again driving on the same highway on his way to San Juan, Puerto Rico when he began hearing voices in his head. He stopped his car and flagged down a passing police officer, and he was taken to the local police station in Pedro Avila. When he felt better he left and again headed off towards San Juan, but after a few minutes he once again began to hear voices, so he stopped the car and suddenly a bright light appeared. There was a brilliant flash, and a three-foot tall figure encased in light appeared. The witness felt dizzy and got out of his vehicle. He felt a strange attraction to the little man and could not stop himself from approaching. The humanoid carried two loops in his right hand, and something resembling a flashlight that emitted a brilliant golden yellow light. The figure also radiated a blue aura that at times would briefly turn golden. The little man pointed to a nearby hovering light, and then entered it, which vanished abruptly. The man suffered from severe neck pain after his encounter. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, cse # 267, citing Robiou Lamarche, Manifesto OVNI en Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo y Cuba).

1978 - On this afternoon in Ostuni, Apulia, Italy two observers watched a disc-shaped object make a whistling sound at 25 meters altitude. It maneuvered, made a descent and wobbled. It shot off to the south toward a NATO base. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12846, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 208).

1979 - In a farming region of Talco, Chile a peasant out plowing the fields encountered a landed disc-shaped craft. A tall humanoid emerged from the object and briefly chased the peasant. The humanoid caught up with the farmer, placing its hand on his shoulder. Later the farmer was treated at a local hospital for second and third degree burns on his shoulder, apparently caused by the humanoid's touch. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, case # 1075, citing Saga 1980 UFO Annual).

1979 - At 5 p.m. two witnesses at Lake George in Rochester, New York saw a silent, chrome-colored flattened sphere rise in the sky and shoot off to the northeast. It left behind no trail. (Source: APRO Bulletin, December 1979, p. 4).

1980 - Elias Seixas de Mattos and two of his friends were returning to Rio de Janeiro in a truck. At 10:28 p.m., when they had reached a point on the road near Conceicao de Araguaia, Goias State, Brazil the driver felt a sensation like a cold liquid on his body, and heard a voice in his head telling him to go to a certain spot. The other two men saw a flash of light hit the hood of the truck. All three of them then saw a luminous object on the ground about a mile away. Sr. Seixas got out of the vehicle and attempted to film the object, while the other two men panicked and ran from the truck. A short while later Elias, feeling drowsy, talked one of the other men into driving the truck. They next experienced the vehicle behaving in a strange manner, perhaps because it was being levitated, followed by a period of missing time. Later under hypnosis, Elias recalled floating into a fiery red, cigar-shaped object with flashing white lights. Inside, he entered an egg-shaped chamber attached to a large white circular room with tables and machinery. A seven foot tall being, described as wearing a tight fitting, yellow coverall outfit that covered his entire body and head except for his face, operated the machinery. The being had large, slanted, lilac colored eyes, a long nose, a large lipless mouth, long arms and hands, and very pale skin. He wore a belt with a circular buckle that had colored lights. An invisible barrier apparently prevented the witness from approaching the being. Seixas was submitted to several medical examinations on top of an exam bed-like apparatus. At one point the aliens connected some type of equipment to his head and chest. In addition, blood and sperm samples were taken from him. He remembered seeing two human like beings, one black, the other white, who resembled identical twins; they wore tight-fitting gray uniforms. The beings told Seixas that their point of origin was within the star cluster of Ursa Minor, and that they had bases on the planet Mars. (Sources: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 1; Timothy Good, Alien Contact, p. 93; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A Mystery, case # 72; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 493).

1988 - Three separate cars stalled on State Route 113 in Lorain County, Ohio at 10:30 p.m. The occupants of the cars then spotted a silent, silver, delta-shaped object in some woods. The noticed that the treetops near the object were swaying despite the fact that there wasn't any wind at the time. (Source: Thomas M. Olsen, FSR, June 1989).

1998 - At 4:40 a.m. the witness was driving his truck along his paper route in Sunrise Beach, Texas when as he rounded a corner he saw a disc-shaped craft with green and orange lights hovering about 25 or 30 feet above the ground. He also briefly saw a 4 foot 8 inch tall figure apparently standing on the object that quickly disappeared from sight. When the truck started to slow down there was a very bright flash of light. The witnesses was momentarily blinded and when he was able to focus again the object had disappeared. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case #3228, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

1998 - At 8:00 p.m. two women driving north on Interstate 95 near Brattleboro, Vermont noticed several bright headlights approaching from behind. Three or four cars sped by the witnesses, who were doing about 70 mph. The cars appeared to be traveling together. As the first car passed them, the headlights of the car directly behind it illuminated the interior. The witnesses then saw in the back seat of the front car a lone entity sitting erect. It looked tall with a huge head on a spindly neck. Its color was pasty and it looked like a lot of veins covered its head. These cars drove at such a high speed that they could not catch up with them. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1998, case # 3914, citing Sandra Black, MUFON).

2001 - While driving shortly after 6:00 p.m. near Canberra, ACT, Australia, a man and woman, Hans and Fiona, saw a combination of low flying, bright white lights. The two outer lights were round and bright, while the inner lights were dimmer. The sighting lasted 15 seconds. (Source: Australian UFO Research Network, ufoinfo.com).

2002 - A close encounter in which one of the witnesses shot at the up-close, hovering UFO with his pistol occurred in the early morning hours on this day in Naxcivan, Azerbaijan. The main witness reported, "My friends own an Internet café, and I closed up late that night. It had been raining, but the rain stopped as I left the café at 3:30 a.m." It was a very dark night, and when he looked up he saw a huge disc-shaped object, 500-600 meters in diameter, hovering overhead. It was so close that it blocked the rain. He saw one man shoot his pistol at it about eight times, and the UFO started to move away, where upon it started to rain again. "The police came and arrested the man. I'm 100% sure this was a UFO." (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 45).

2002 - At 8:30 p.m. a white, V-shaped object hovered over Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. It was seen to rotate and then descend. The incident lasted three minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2002 Canadian UFO Survey, case 422, citing UFOBC).

2002 - A missing time incident also occurred at 8:30 p.m. local time in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas. The witness reported that he was driving when he was approached by blinking lights on a circular UFO. This was followed by a period of missing time, and when he recovered consciousness he and his car were not in the same location as when the CE-4 experience began. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2002 webpage).

2003 - Two dogs showed fear as a mysterious, large dark object was observed for five minutes overhead in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. At 8:20 p.m. the witness reported that the sky above him appeared to be a solid black, with no stars showing, nor light of any kind, and the black void was seen changing its shape. There was no sound reported, either. (Sources:  Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2003 webpage; Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org).

2008 - At 2:45 p.m. a metallic, disc-shaped object hovered in the sky over Roscoe, Illinois for 30 seconds, and then shot off. It left behind a slight trail, but it also was gone in seconds. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2008 webpage, report uploaded October 31, 2008).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 24 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions; abrupt maneuvers; animal reaction: dogs fearful, dogs barking; car pacing; counter-clockwise rotation; daylight discs; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; EM vehicle ignition interference effect; human looking UFO occupants; high-pitched sounds; levitation; Men in Black (MIB); missing time; multiple UFOs; multi-year reports from England and Ohio; orange UFOs; pallid humanoids; physiological effects: burns, headaches, paralysis; red beam of light; short humanoids; spheres, tall hairy humanoid; tall Grey UFOnauts; tall humanoids; V-shaped UFO; vanishing UFOs; white UFOs; witness shoots at UFO.

© Donald A. Johnson