On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 26

1949 - Over the town of Winchendon, Massachusetts a cigar-shaped UFO emitted a cloud of smoke. It flew from the northwest to the southeast slowly, and then disappeared. The sighting lasted 15 minutes and the report was made by two men named Peckham and Clements. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, September 1949; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949, Volume 2, p. 44).

1949 - Southeast of Lexington, Nebraska three ovoid objects, about four meters in size, flew toward the northeast at 6:40 p.m. Two of the objects left trails of sparks. There were five witnesses, and the report was made by someone named Wolfe. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, September 1949; Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1949, Volume 4, p. 38).

1952 - In the Atlantic Ocean 400 miles NNW of the Azores Islands. 11:16 p.m. The pilot, copilot, engineer and aircraft commander of an USAF C-124 transport plane reported observing two distinct green lights to the right and slightly above the C-124 at 11:16 p.m. At one point the lights seemed to turn toward their aircraft. The lights alternated leading each other during the aerial encounter, which went on for more than one hour of observation. (Sources: Project Blue Book Report #8, report dated December 31, 1952; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; UNICAT, case # 748).

1954 - Hearing her dogs barking and howling at 2:30 p.m., Ms. Lucette Leboeuf of Chabeuil, Drome, France saw what first resembled a "scarecrow" in a cornfield. After approaching to within eight feet she saw it to be a "diving suit" of transparent plastic, 3.5 feet high. A little man with large eyes was inside, resembling "a child in a plastic bag, with eyes larger than human eyes." She could see no arms on the creature. When he began waddling toward her she fled. A flat, circular four meter wide disc was seen to rise up making a whistling sound and fly away toward the northeast. An eleven foot wide circle of crushed foliage was found at the site. Ms. Leboeuf was in a state of shock and was in bed for the next two days. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, p. 70; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 211; Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., Strange Effects from UFOs, p. 67; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1954-55, citing Aime Michel; UNICAT, case # 611).

1954 - A disc-shaped object maneuvered around the sky and then hovered over a radio station on a mountain peak in Col-de-Chat, Savoie department, France at 5:14 p.m. There were 15 witnesses, and the sighting lasted at least 4 minutes. A photograph was taken. (Sources: Thomas M. Olsen, The Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case 50; Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

1954 - One minute after the radio station sighting a short humanoid in a diver suit was seen by a Mr. Guyard at the Challes Airport in Savoie department, France. The being waddled quickly toward and got into a saucer-shaped craft. A ten-foot circle was found at the landing site. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 81).

1959 - On this night a Russian military aircraft reportedly spotted from the air the crash site of a large disc-shaped craft not far from Moscow, Russia. The object appeared to be smoldering and it was shattered with one large piece broken off. The largest section of the craft was transported by helicopter to a nearby airfield at Aktyubinsk. It was badly damaged by some kind of explosion and fire, and the inside was completely charred. Noticeable radiation was detected at the crash site, where among the remaining wreakage was discovered the fragments of the body of a dwarf humanoid, perhaps 80 cm tall. Fragments of the craft were transported to different secret scientific research locations and the body was allegedly taken to an underground bunker in Moscow. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1959, citing Anton "Cade" Belousov, Soviet X Files List).

1962 - On a farm near Capay, Glenn County, California at 9:45 p.m. a man named Gray sighted a silent ovoid object hovering just eight meters above an alfalfa field. It had blunt ends. It ascended to a higher altitude and then flew away toward the southwest. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, July-August 1963, p. 4; Ted Phillips, Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, case 156, citing the Orland Union Register).

1963 - At 4:20 a.m. a police officer and eight others in Sunnyvale, California observed a gray disc-shaped object with a central bright spot, moving on a westerly course at high speed. (Source: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 63; Thomas M. Olsen, Reference for Outstanding UFO Reports, case # 144).

1967 - In the middle of the afternoon a woman was alone in her house in Seaford, Long Island, New York when she heard a loud humming sound coming from outside. Looking out the window, she saw a hovering silvery disc-shaped object, perfectly smooth without any visible openings. While she was watching her doorbell rang. When she answered the door she was confronted by a tall dark woman wearing a shimmering long gray gown. The woman asked her some questions, apparently confusing her for somebody else. She then asked for a glass of water and salt, claiming that she had to take a pill. When she left she walked away into the bushes, and moments later the humming sound got louder then the disc rose up and shot up into the sky. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1967, case # 1404, citing John A Keel, The Mothman Prophecies).

1967 - That night at the Da Baleia Hospital, Minas Gerais, Brazil a sixteen-year-old boy named Diniz had a humanoid encounter with a being from a disc-shaped UFO. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September-October 1967, p. 13; Coral & Jim Lorenzen, Encounters with UFO Occupants, p. 158).

1973 - A Spanish Air Force Mirage jet was flying at 20,000 feet 24 nautical miles offshore of Valencia, Spain at 8:24 p.m. when an intensely white UFO paced their aircraft briefly. The two Spanish A.F. captains said that the object changed color from white to red, and matched their descent from 20000 feet to 7000 feet. A weak radar return matched the maneuvers of the UFO described by the pilot. (Source: UNICAT, case # 822, citing Spanish Air Force).

1973 - The main witness was a young woman who was walking through a local park in Actinolite, Ontario, Canada along with some friends during the evening when a strange heavy mist enveloped the area. They saw what seemed to be a silvery glow coming from the center of the mist. and the witness felt strongly attracted to it. As she got closer she saw a beautiful silvery object on the ground. She described it as a "starship." She went inside the object and saw several of her friends being led towards different sections of the craft. She was taken to a large circular room of a transparent blue color with two transparent doors at each end. The occupants of the UFO were all apparently human or human-like beings and beautiful in appearance. Through a large window she saw a woman sitting at a communications console. The witness sat on a chair in the center of the room and ate from a bowl of fruit on a table. A man entered the room and walked into what appeared to be a circular shower stall and removed some dirty coveralls. When the stall lit up the man then emerged wearing shiny clean coveralls. The witness felt that she had experienced some type of mind control onboard the object, which changed her life. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 1438, citing Winifred G. Barton, in John Robert Colombo (editor), Dark Visions).

1973 - On this night a local DJ and four others saw a tall creature with pointed ears, a hooked nose, a gray face, and red glowing eyes in the woods along highway 701 in Sidney, North Carolina. It was dressed in a brown shirt, black pants, and wore a small brown cap and some kind of medallion on its chest. It walked with a limp and was missing one hand. Someone fired five or six shots at the creature with no apparent effect. (Sources: David F. Wedd & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1226, citing The Robesonian; David F. Webb, 1973: The Year of the Humanoids, case 73-12E).

1974 - At ten p.m. on a farm in Lynchburg, Ohio two men watched a hovering UFO pulsing different colors. The witnesses shone a light on the UFO, and the UFO beamed back a red beam of light. Their dogs were frantically barking during the encounter, which lasted about five minutes. (Sources: Leonard Stringfield, CUFOS case files; Leonard H. Stringfield, Situation Red: The UFO Siege, p. 90).

1975 - In Asservent, near Maubeuge, France a very large disc-shaped object was watched by some 12 witnesses at 9:30 p.m. This disc was only 20 meters from the ground. A cone-shaped object detached from it and rose vertically. Eight photographs were taken. (Source: Richard Hall, Skylook, May 1976, p. 9).

1977 - At 7:36 a.m. a woman named Cater was driving by a pasture in Minehead, England near Kilve on highway A39 in Somerset with she noticed fog and a floating gray, egg-shaped mass above a hedge. The cows in the nearby field were acting very disturbed. Her skin prickled as if she had entered an electrostatically charged energy field and she heard a humming sound. When she checked the time 12 minutes had passed but it seemed it should have been a much briefer experience. (Source: Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 5, citing BUFORA Journal, July 1978).

1977 - At 8:10 p.m. five silent disc-shaped object flew along some power lines in Griselles, France. One of the UFOs shot away very quickly. An electric oven stopped working when the UFOs approached. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 12346, citing Jean-Claude Bourret, La Nouveau Defi des OVNI, p. 238).

1978 - At 12:05 p.m. a domed disc giving off a dim glow through openings around its perimeter was sighted by a 19-year-old female grocery worker driving near the Lunn River in Strongsville, Ohio. The sighting lasted over two minutes, during which there were 15 seconds of FM radio static and her car's lights went out for one second. When the UFO flew close to the witness's car she reported it felt like someone was watching her. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 73; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 257; International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 13).

1978 - On this night Alejandro Hernandez and his 13-year-old son had gone for a drive southeast of Santiago, Chile. Hernandez felt an odd sensation that slowed the car down. When he looked out the car window he saw a hovering UFO nearby. A hatch opened on bottom of the object and their vehicle and its two occupants was elevated up into the craft. Inside, five short humanoid beings surrounded by a bright light approached them. One of them spoke in a metallic voice and ordered them to exit the vehicle. Once outside the car they saw numerous devices with red and orange lights. When they asked the UFOnauts where they were from, they remained silent but all pointed upwards. After ten minutes both witnesses were deposited back on the ground. There apparently were other witnesses to their abduction. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 3394, citing El Mundo de las Enigmas).

1979 - At 5:00 p.m. a witness in Monsey, New York watched a saucer-shaped craft hover above some nearby power lines. The craft emitted a soft humming sound and was about 35 feet in diameter. On the bottom of the object there was a ring of rotating colored lights. On the upper section was a circular row of windows, and at the top was an antenna like projection. The witness stood about 80 feet away and was able to see shadowy figures appearing at the windows. The UFO then flew straight up and away at incredible speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, citing Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center).

1980 - In Blythe, Riverside County, California at 2:26 p.m. a luminous Saturn-shaped UFO passed directly over the house of a 20-year-old female witness. The craft flew slowly, stopped briefly in in the west, and finally shot straight up out of sight. The witness was badly frightened, and claimed to have a headache and sore-throat from her encounter; her symptoms were gone the next day. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1980, p. 14).

1989 - A young witness saw an object with portholes on the ground in Voronezh, Russia at 7:00 p.m. A figure more than three meters tall emerged from it. The entity had two large eyes on its head and a red light on top. On its chest it had a silvery disk with three round spots of different colors. Below that it had a rectangular box that protruded out. The being also wore large silvery boots. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, case # 536, citing Gordon Creighton, in Timothy Good (ed.), The UFO Report 1991).

1995 - On this day on a ranch in Farasita, Huerfano County, Colorado a horse named "Whiskey" was found dead from unexplained mutilations. A 6 inch, perfectly circular coring had been performed on its rectum, half of its tongue had been removed with a clean diagonal slice, the upper eye had been removed, and the horse's hair and hide had been blackened as if by exposure to a heat source. No ground tracks were found around the carcass. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, Enter the Valley, p. 314).

1996 - A man was lying in his bed in Cowen, Webster County, West Virginia when, at 2:39 a.m., he heard a loud noise resembling an approaching train. It was so loud that the house shook. Next, there was a bright light that lit up the sky, and it moved over his house to hover over the porch. Looking out his bedroom window, he saw a dark figure standing outside on the ground. Terrified, he closed his eyes, and when he opened them he found himself floating above the hedge outside his house. Looking up, he saw an arrangement of red, blue, yellow, and white lights on the bottom of the UFO. In the middle of the object there appeared to be a glowing door-shaped entrance. He screamed and lost consciousness. He only remembers waking up in his bed three days later, with no memory of what happened during those three days. He did, however, reportedly find numerous scars on his body that he attributes to his abduction experience. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1996 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, citing NUFORC).

1996 - In Valley, Alabama a farmer photographed a dark thimble-shaped UFO at 2:30 p.m. His dog howled and ran off. Later, unmarked copters were seen following the UFO. (Source: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup, Volume 1, Number 33).

1997 - In Penuelas, Puerto Rico Ivan Rivero Morales and several other witnesses watched an object flying around a nearby mountaintop for about an hour starting at around 10:00 p.m. It then landed on the summit. The intensity of its light diminished to a soft amber glow, which it retained throughout the duration of its landing. With the aid of binoculars and telescopes, the witnesses watched a number of tall beings walking around for another hour. They were described as a greenish color with large oval-shaped heads, black eyes, pointed ears and protruding bellies. The beings re-entered the craft and its brilliance increased, and it then vanished in a matter of seconds. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1997, case # 3184, citing Federico Alvarez Frank).

1998 - In San Jose, California two sets of five objects flew over the city at 10:30 p.m. in parallel formation. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 1998 webpage).

2002 - Several orange objects were sighted in a huge V formation over Taylorville, Utah beginning at 9:15 p.m. MDT. They moved slowly and then hovered, staying in straight lines. A low humming sound was heard during the event, which lasted for about an hour. At about the same time, at 8:21 p.m. PDT, 4 or 5 rectangles connected by a thin filament were seen moving over Wheeler Springs in Ojai, California. The formation was one degree of arc in length, and the objects were seen moving slowly through the sky. (Source: George A. Filer & David E. Twitchell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 91, citing NUFORC; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2002 webpage).

2003 - A very large, silent, dark boomerang shaped aircraft was seen over Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio at 12:30 a.m. It made no sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2003 webpage).

2005 - A huge non-lit triangular craft with spheres attached to it and others trailing behind, flew over Bay City, Michigan at 11:48 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2005 webpage, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

2006 - A dark triangular object was seen over San Jacinto, Riverside County, California at 7:30 p.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, September 2006 webpage, report uploaded October 30, 2006).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 25 September 2012).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction; aircraft UFO encounters; animal reactions: cows agitated, dogs barking and howling; abduction; disc-shaped UFOs; free will abduction; human-looking UFOnauts; humanoids with big pointed ears; humming sound; inside occupants; landings; levitation; maneuvering UFOs; military retrieval of crashed UFO and alien body; mist or fog; multi-year reports from southern California, France and Ohio; ovoid UFOs; photographs; prickling sensation; red beams; short humanoids; silvery UFOs; time distortion; UFO in the vicinity of electric power lines and radio transmitters; unexplained animal death (horse mutilation); vertical ascent; very tall UFOnaut; whistling sound.

© Donald A. Johnson