On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 4

1947 - The pilot and co-pilot of an airliner flying over Everett, Massachusetts at 4:00 p.m. sighted a bright glowing orange cylindrical object, 15 feet long and shaped like a cigarette, flying at 150 mph. It had a glaring jet exhaust. At dusk two more pilots on a civilian cargo plane saw another UFO that looked like a fuselage without wings while flying over Bethel, Alaska. This second UFO outdistanced their airplane. (Sources: Bruce Maccabee, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1977, p. 10; NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1978, p. 4; Bob Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, August 19, 1987).

1950 - In the Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 miles southeast of New York City (39.58 degrees N, 72.41 degrees W). At 10:00 a.m. EDT Master Nils Lewring, Chief Mate Jacob Koelwyn, and the Third Mate of the M/V Marcala sighted a ten-foot long cigar or ovoid object at 50-100 feet altitude, flying with a churning or rotary motion. The UFO was shaped like an egg cut lengthwise, and wobbled as it flew. It also "sparkled in the sunlight." It accelerated away toward the end of their fifteen-second observation. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 773; UNICAT, case # 720; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1952 - At 2:20 a.m. in Phoenix, Arizona USAF Airman W. F. Vain sighted a yellow ball of light that lengthened and narrowed to the shape of a plate, then flew straight and level for five minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1812; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 276).

1952 - A woman with two children in Mount Vernon, New York reported that they observed a white donut-shaped object for two hours, beginning at 11:37 a.m. It emitted black smoke from its top and made a 15-degree arc in the sky in 1.5 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1813; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Kevin D. Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol, p. 276).

1959 - At 7:00 p.m. a white spherical object was sighted hovering over Wakwapu, Papua New Guinea by Mr. R. Smith. It had coherent light beams. There were green rays of light emanating from the base of the object, one on either side at an angle of 15 degrees from the vertical, and one aimed straight up vertically. All beams receded into the UFO in a coherent fashion like retracting appendages. (Source: Norman E. G. Cruttwell, UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special Edition No. 4, p. 27).

1963 - Ronnie Austin and Phyllis Bruce, age 18, were driving to Phyllis Bruce's home in Wayne City, Illiniois when they had a close encounter with a humming, yellowish orange ball of light on Highway 15 at 11:30 p.m. It paced the car to the woman's house, crossing and recrossing the highway, and then hovered over a nearby barn when they parked the car.While the UFO was hovering it changed its color to a dull orange. They continued to watched the object from her house with her family members for nearly an hour. When Ronnie left the object buzzed his car repeatedly. He felt a cooling effect and heard a loud whining sound on the car radio as the UFO made passes at the car. His engine also missed and the speedometer was effected. (Sources: Wayne County (IL) Press, August 5, 1963; APRO Bulletin, January 1964, p. 3; Robert Gribble, MUFON UFO Journal, August 1988, p. 15; Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 20; Francis L. Ridge, MUFON field investigation case files, case # 900825).

1965 - At 1:30 a.m. on Highway 15, truck driver Don Tenopir, age 44, had reached a point 25 miles from Abilene, Texas when his headlights blinked and failed, but his truck's diesel engine did not. A metallic, domed disc-shaped UFO swooped low from behind and dove towards his grain truck, then landed on the road 30 meters ahead causing a car coming from the opposite direction to leave the road in order to avoid it. The object had an orange glow and was five meters in diameter, 1.5 meters high, and had a "black spot" on its dome. It took off toward the west, then turned south. The UFO made a sound like wind blowing through trees, and gave off bluish sparks. (Sources: Jerome Clark, Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1966, p. 29; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 671; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 454).

Abilene, Texas - 1965

1965 - A bright, silvery object landed on a hill in Chena, Chile for 45 minutes. There were numerous witnesses, among them military men. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 672).

1965 - At 8:30 p.m. Joao Erondo dos Santos saw a disc 50 meters in diameter land near the Trapua River, Brazil with a distinct sound, although no traces were found afterward. The object illuminated a wide area. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 674).

1965 - At 9:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas 19-year-old J. A. Carter observed an unexplained red and blue light that flew fast, straight and level for 12 seconds. He thought at first it might have come from a police car, but then a huge, orange object flying at ground level passed him. (Sources: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 673).

1965 - At 11:35 p.m. in Tinley Park, Illinois two 14-year-olds watched a light maneuver around the sky for 16-17 seconds. (Source: Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns; Don Berliner, Australasian Ufologist, April 1999, p. 52).

1967 - A red domed disc-shaped object was sighted flying to the north over Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, England at 11:10 p.m. It was the size of two bungalows, and had 10 to 12 bright red lights arranged around its circumference on the lower part. It changed direction to approach the witnesses, and hovered a few seconds above the bungalows at the top of the road. The witnesses were two married couples, Mr. & Mrs. Brogan and Mr. & Mrs. Turner. The incident lasted about one minute. (Sources: Roger H. Stanway & Anthony Pace, UFOs: Unidentified, Undeniable, p. 6; UNICAT, case # 536).

1967 - Engineer Hugo S. Yepez was on a beach 25 km north of Arrecife in Venezuela when he saw the water violently disturbed near a fishing boat. A Saturn-shaped UFO, six meters in diameter, came out of the water. It was gray, looked metallic, and hovered for a few seconds just a meter above the surface. It then rose slowly to the east and flew away. (Sources: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1968, p. 5; Ivan T. Sanderson, Invisible Residents, p. 44; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 864, citing NICAP: Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 11 & 200).

1968 - Three young men walking along a street in Montreal, Quebec at 5:00 a.m. noticed a three-foot tall, hairy, heavyset figure lurking in some nearby shadows. It had long curving arms and was hunched over; it suddenly made a tremendous leap and disappeared. (Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters).

1968 - On this evening in Cordoba, Argentina 11-year-old Graciela Lourdes Gimenez was playing outside her home when she experienced a bizarre event. "I wanted to go back indoors and watch TV," she told reporters from the newspaper Cordoba, "and then just as I was about to turn around...a white cloud, like mist, appeared on the front path. It gradually came towards where I was, and then I could no longer see the other houses, and I couldn't move or call out to Mummy...and after that...I don't know anything more...until I found myself on a square where there were lots of people and lots of little boys..." She knocked at a nearby house, and the residents turned her over to the police. She had somehow traveled from her Cordoba suburb to the Plaza Espana in the heart of the city. After the incident, the child suffered fits of weeping and cold chills. (Source: John A Keel, Our Haunted Planet).

1972 - At dusk a domed, disc-shaped object was viewed through binoculars, hovering over a mountain, by six witnesses in Baakline, Lebanon. It had windows around its rim, and made no sound. It flew off to the southeast after 15 minutes. (Sources: Walter Hamadi,  FSR Case Histories, June 1973, p. 12; APRO Bulletin, January-February 1973, p. 1).

1973 - Three youths walking along Tallebudeera Creek Road, Queensland, Australia were reportedly attacked by a two-meter tall hairy humanoid with shiny eyes that stepped out of the bush in an isolated area. The three youths fled the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1973, case # 1823, citing Keith Basterfield).

1973 - At 10:00 p.m. a flying boxcar-shaped UFO buzzed a car with three male occupants east of Greenup, Illinois. It then hovered over a nearby cornfield, and then over a farmhouse. The encounter lasted 10 minutes. (Sources: Skylook, October 1973, p. 5; Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 42).

1973 - A week to ten days after observing a mysterious light maneuvering in the sky, the witness had to return to Phoenix and she asked her brother to go along with her for company. At around ten o'clock on this night, while driving up a hill somewhere in the vicinity of Indio, California she began to receive pictures in her mind and had a sense of presence. These "images" came in grays and browns, and she tried to counter them by thinking of bright colors. She found the gray images unpleasant, and had the sense of an interior, with gray green walls, which had three vague "forms" in it. Believing she was daydreaming and tired, she forced her concentration back to her driving when she noticed colors reflecting on the dashboard and asked her brother if there was something in the sky. Both of them briefly observed a light over the highway changing colors from blue, to green, to red, to yellow, and then to a brilliant white. Then it vanished. It was in view for less than a minute.

Her brother was very excited. The trip continued and seemed to be uneventful. However, later under hypnotic regression she was asked to examine her image of a gray interior more closely. She described the gray-green walls, with at least one black line, or slot, on the back wall. She was with three vague shapes or shadows. It didn't feel like a pleasant place, and she felt she had had another such experience at another time. She was asked to go back to that experience and she found herself in another room with a window looking out on an orange sky. There was a white bench in the room, and the room seemed very sterile. Then she found herself in a huge place with a domed ceiling, and she was standing beside a 20 foot high crystal, set at an angle so that it pointed towards the sky. It was green on the bottom half and it revolved. There were other similar crystals in this place, about five in all, and they were hooked up to a large piece of machinery that was similar to a generator. The crystal was connected to the machine by a rod. The whole room hummed. There were two other people with her; one dressed in gray, looking older with grayish hair. The younger man, wearing black, is taller. They pointed out a formula to her, which was on the wall. It was composed of script letters. She was brought out of the trance and given a post hypnotic suggestion that she will recall the formula and be able to reproduce it on a piece of drawing paper, which she does. (Source: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1973-123, citing case report by Dr. Alvin Lawson, John De Herrera & Dr. William Mc Call).

1975 - At four o'clock in the morning a man and a woman driving near Taltal, Antofagasta province, Chile had their van chased by a huge orange ball of light. It was 100 feet from the side of the road when it first started following them, and the driver was dazzled by the reflection of the object's brilliance in his rear view mirror. Both witnesses felt fear as the object pursued them for three minutes. Finally, the UFO rose up swiftly to a pinpoint of light in the sky, and then vanished. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1976; FSR, July 1976, p. 33; Carles Bowen, Saga UFO Report, December 1976, p. 10).

1976 - A ten-year old boy, Lorenzo Alvarez Vazquez, in the Bilbao suburb of Bulla, Vizcaya province, Spain reported seeing two small “extraterrestrial beings", about 1.20 or 1.30 meters high, on this evening. They had green eyes and noses and wore silvery clothing. They said nothing, but shone a light on the boy as they stood next to a motorcycle. He watched them for five minutes, and then went to get other local residents who, upon returning to the spot, saw nothing although the boy said he could still see one of the entities. One of the residents pointed a gun in the direction indicated by the boy, who then announced the “spaceman” had taken refuge behind a car. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1976-30 (A1644); Gordon Creighton,  FSR, April 1977, p. 28, citing a newspaper clipping).

1979 - At 10:35 p.m. a 60-year-old woman and her grandson watched a glowing object approach their location in Canoga Park, California from the west. It then hovered silently above a nearby apartment building. They described it as a domed metallic saucer with a transparent dome. Inside the clear dome two humanoid figures could be seen. They appeared to have oversized heads, but were human in shape. The object tilted to one side, levelled off, then tilted in the opposite direction and flew off behind some trees to the west. (Sources: Walt Greenewald, International UFO Reporter, September 1979, p. 11; Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 15; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 24 & 492).

Canoga Park, California Close Encounter - 1979

1980 - At 4:50 in the afternoon Edith Sage was walking down an alley on her way to some nearby shops in Medway, Kent, England when she saw a ring of smoke and sparks coming from a spot nearby, and an unusual craft suddenly materialized. It resembled a small helicopter without any rotor blades, doors or engines. There was a large transparent dome at the front of the object, and it had green and tan camouflage markings on the side. She could see two men seated inside, who were of normal height and wore gray jumpsuits. They looked very much alike except one had long blond hair and the other had dark hair, and both had olive skinned complexions. All sounds area suddenly ceased and there was also a sweet odor in the vicinity. The men apparently communicated with her via mental telepathy, but we don't know the content of their communication. The craft then suddenly disappeared in plain sight. (Sources: Jenny Randles, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 234; Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 74;  David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2255; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 354).

1987 - Many independent witnesses from Plymouth, Devon County, England watched a huge delta-shaped object with many lights cross over Exmouth at 10:00 p.m. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 14530, citing Gordon Creighton, FSR, March 1988).

1990 - A disc-shaped UFO was seen over Witton Wood at 11:30 p.m., north of Walsham, Norfolk, England. The next day car batteries were found dead, and crop circles were found in a nearby field. (Source: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 127).

1991 - A couple in Flint, Michigan were stargazing in their backyard at 1:30 a.m. when a white ball of light came overhead. The man shot a flashlight beam at it, and it made a "sideways loop" before continuing on. (Source: Shirley Coyne, MUFON case files, case # 930415Cb).

2001 - At 12:40 a.m. a large, circular object was seen in the sky surrounded by a number of small fragmentary objects, the size of 10p pieces over Ricksmanworth, Hertford, England. The large object was white and had a glow of red and blue, and was described as very bright. At the same time in Port Talbot, Wales two large shining white golf ball like objects were seen moving in and out of the clouds. An hour later another strange formation of lights flew overhead in Bushey, Hertford. At 2:30 a.m. over Glasgow, Scotland a small white light was seen moving toward and away from a larger white object. (Sources: British Ministry of Defense 2001 reports, cases # 134-137).

2001 - At the local "Hospital del Torax" in La Paz, Bolivia nurse Wilma Huanapaco was working the night shift in the intensive therapy wing on the first floor when she was suddenly seized by a strange stupor that paralyzed her body. She was unable to move her arms, legs, or even her eyelids. Using tremendous effort, she finally was able to turn around and was confronted by the figure of a tall man, who was enveloped in a green aura and apparently headless. The figure suddenly vanished in plain sight. Wilma remained in the stupor for several more minutes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2001, citing Abdel Padilla Vargas, La Prensa, Bolivia).

2007 - There were three more reports from England on this date. At 3:00 p.m. two white circular objects were sighted over Dorking, Surrey, moving at high altitude and speed. At 10:45 p.m. two strange objects were sighted over Sheffield, West York followed by three others. They were all bright and fiery colored, spinning and moving very fast across the sky. Finally, at 11:15 p.m. a circular light was seen zig-zagging across the sky over Worthing, West Sussex. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, report (1) uploaded August 14, 2007, report (3) on August 7, 2007; British Ministry of Defense 2007 reports, case # 40).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 28 July 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abduction or translocation; aircraft UFO encounters; cloud, fog or mist; cigar-shaped, cylindrical or fuselage UFOs; domed discs, donut-shaped UFOs; inside occupants, landings; maneuvering lights; multicolored UFOs; multi-year reports from England; orange UFOs; paralysis; shape-changing UFO; short hairy humanoid; tall hairy humanoid; tall headless humanoid, zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson