On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 September 28

1954 - At 9:30 p.m. Georgette Mongot and Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Lartillot in Froncles, France observed a large, bright object oscillate, then land. It changed color and was lost to sight behind some trees. (Sources: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Aime Michel, Mysterieux Objets celestes, p. 94; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 92).

1954 - At "Le Grand Tertre" in St-Amand-Montrond, France Mr. Mercier, a vintner, observed that someone had stolen grapes from his vineyard. He decided to stay late and catch the "robbers." Around 10:30 p.m. he was amazed when he saw a luminous mass descend from the sky about 50 meters away, and found himself paralyzed while three figures emerged from the light and moved about. He lost consciousness. When he came to his senses, everything had vanished. (Sourced: Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 125; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 93).

1954 - At 11:10 p.m. near St. Nicolas de Redon, France two railroad engineers, Emile Gerard, age 49, and Victor Paroux, age 40, were bringing a locomotive from Nantes to Auray. When they reached "La Butte Rouge" they saw a dark object take off with a purple glow and follow them for 10-15 seconds before veering off. Mr. Paroux was so agitated he had to see a doctor. (Source: Le Parisien, September 30, 1954; Aime Michel, A propos des Soucoupes Volantes, p. 112; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, p. 212-213; Michel Figeut & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le premier dossier complet des rencontres rapprochees en France, pp. 93-94).

1954 - At 11:45 p.m. in Albias, Tarn-Garonne department, France a three meter wide disc was seen resting on legs in a field by a single witness. Three beings were seen outside the craft for two minutes. When they reboarded the UFO rose vertically up into the air, then shot away horizontally at high speed. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #3661, citing J. Sider, p. 173).

1966 - A witness with the last name of Clarke reported to the U.S. Air Force that three round, oval-shaped, aluminum-colored objects with rotating rings around them appeared over Wilmington, Ohio at 3:38 p.m. Two of the objects remained stationary while the third one varied its altitude, and rose vertically. The sighting lasted 90 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1969 - On this night in Izmir, Turkey eleven people watched a black, segmented rectangular object fly toward the northeast over the bay. The flight path of the UFO curved upwards, and it made no sound as it flew. (Source: Claude Poher, Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000 Temoignag, case 2784, citing LDLN Lecteurs).

1970 - Nocturnal lights and ovoid objects circled and zigzagged in the sky over the town of Reze, France in Loire-Atlantique department at 8:30 p.m. A triangular object flew to the west, then turned back and shot away toward the east. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case #9173, citing LDLN Lecteurs).

1970 - Two hours later in Warminster, Wiltshire, England a man sighted an eleven-foot long beetle-shaped object that had landed on tripod landing gear by an old Roman road. Ground marks and metal fragments were found at the site. (Source: Eileen Buckle, FSR Case Histories, February 1971, p. 4).

1972 - At 3:40 a.m. in Santa Isabel, Cordoba province, Argentina truck driver Luftolde Rodriguez was making a delivery to the Ika Renault plant four and a half hours after another UFO close encounter, and he had driven into the northeast sector of the plant to unload. He was driving a 1957 Dodge dumptruck. Having unloaded his cargo, he was just starting off when he noticed the whole area light up. He heard someone approaching from behind, and when he looked out the right window he saw, in profile, the torso of a very tall figure pass close by. Only when he could see this figure through the windshield could Rodriguez see its head. At that point the being stopped, did a right about turn stiffly, and looked straight at him. He did another right turn, and walked slowly and awkwardly ahead, finally crossing diagonally to the left and disappearing behind some pallets. He had been in view from 60 to 90 seconds. The entity was dressed in a tight one-piece coverall of luminescent blue-green color, identical to the one seen by Moreno four hours earlier. He was over 2.5 meters tall and his head was bald, with the skull flattened at the rear. He hadlong, narrow pointed ears. His eyes were numerous circles with no eyelids or eyebrows. The nose was straight and the mouth rudimentary. His complexion was very white. Legs and arms were extremely long, and he did not bend his legs as he walked. In his left hand he held a small white sphere the size of a billiard ball. He had on a wide silver belt and large, square silver boots.

A number of physical effects occurred simultaneous with the being's appearance: the truck's engine and lights died, and these effects lasted until it was 25-30 meters distant. Rodriguez was immobilized in his seat. Although he could follow the movement of the figure with his eyes, he could not move either his arms or legs. He heard a humming noise, similar to bees, while the figure was in view. He sat there for several minutes after the figure vanished, not knowing what to do. Finally, some other workers approached to ask what was wrong and he told them what he'd seen. A search disclosed no sign of the intruder, nor where there any traces. Subsequent inquiries disclosed there were a number of independent UFO observations in the area during the evening of September 27-28. (Sources: Oscar A Uriondo, p. 32; Oscar A. Galindez, FSR, November 1975, p. 21; David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1972-29, citing Dr. Oscar A Galindez).

1974 - A huge glowing disc, the size of a Boeing 747, was sighted flying to the south on a wavy trajectory east of Eugene, Oregon during the day. It was clearly outlined in the sky. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1975).

1978 - Between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. a 40-year-old woman in the Izmailovskiy region of Russia noticed a short humanoid figure standing on the balcony of her house and facing the window. She stared in fascination at the figure, which she described as having a disproportionately large, wide head with definite Asian features. It had narrow pale lips, a small chin, and snub nose with large visible nostrils. The eyes were of normal size but slanted. Somehow the creature gave the witness an overall impression of curiosity and benevolence while it stared directly at her. She could not see any ears and had something dark covering its head. The color of its face was brilliant yellow. The creature moved its head from side to side and then vanished. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing V. G. Azhazha, Another Life).

1978 - On this day a Bigfoot creature was seen east of Bonner Springs, Kansas from Interstate 70, in Wyandotte county. (Source: Geroge Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 314, citing Topeka Capital Journal, September 30, 1978).

1978 - At two o'clock in the morning two twenty-year-old female steel company employees were driving in a residential area in Omaha, Nebraska when they drove by a dark, cone-shaped UFO with three white rotating lights on the underside. The tape casette in the VW car's tape player erased as the car drove close to the object, but other casette tapes in a cardboard box on a car seat were undamaged. (Source: International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 13).

1980 - At 2:45 in the afternoon two bright yellow UFOs shaped like hamburger buns spproached to within 200 feet of an airplane flying over Boca Raton, Florida near Pompano Beach. The UFOs circled the plance 8-10 times maintaining a distance of approximately 1500 feet. (Source: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 161).

1988 - A 28-year-old couple driving in Atherton, Indiana saw intensely bright lights approach their car and move overhead. The lights turned out to be from a triangular shaped object. When directly overhead the automobile's electrical system failed, and a clock and their wristwatches lost three minutes. There was also a loud humming sound. Both witnesses were very tired for the next couple of days. (Source: field investigator Mike Palmiter, MUFON investigation files database, case #890210).

1989 - At around 10 p.m. ten calls were received by the Coast Guard and KTIL radio reporting small explosions and red and white flying lights in Tillamook county, Oregon. Sightings occurred in Oceanside, Oregon and for seventy miles north along the coastline. In Tillamook Bay a circle of nocturnal lights were seen moving toward the northwest. Each nocturnal object consisted of a ring of light. (Sources: field investigator Skip Schultz, MUFON investigation files database, case #891206W; UFO Newsclipping Service, October 1995).

1990 - A round UFO landed in a field during the day in Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor province, Malaysia. (Source: Ahmad Jamaludin, Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies internet website).

1990 - At 12:30 a.m. a 200 foot wide disc-shaped object was seen clearly by two witnesses in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex county, England. It made a very sharp angled turn, and flew away over some woods. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 131).

1990 - At 10:00 p.m. several cars stopped to watch a bright white, dome-shaped object with red portholes hover over a roadside swamp in Roc Tredudon, Finistere department, France. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 303).

1995 - At 9:50 p.m. a multi-colored flying object with neon red, green and yellow colored lights zigzagged overhead in Las Vegas, Nevada. The witness's dog was scared and wouldn't leave the house during the UFO sighting. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2005 - At 2:38 a.m. a huge triangular-shaped object with lights glided smoothly to the southeast over Jacksonville Beach, Florida without a sound. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

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

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions: dog scared; color changing UFOs; cone-shaped UFO, disc-shaped UFOs; dome-shaped UFOs; EM effects: tape casette erased, vehicle ignition interference, wristwatches and clock lose time; humanoids; humming sound, landings; luminous UFOs; oval-shaped and ovoid UFOs; paralysis; UFO pursuing a railroad train; vertical ascent, zigzag maneuvers.