On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 August 14

1947 - According to files released by the FBI through FOIA requests in the 1970s, at 10:40 a.m. at least two crescent-shaped objects zig-zagged past a military aircraft twice while the plane was flying near Guam over the Pacific Ocean. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, December 1977; NICAP UFO Investigator, February 1978, p. 4)

1947 - At around nine o'clock in the morning R. L. Johannis of Raveo, Italy saw a 10 meter wide, red domed, disc-shaped object with an antenna on top, on the ground across an ice field. There were two dwarfs less than three feet tall near the craft, wearing dark blue coveralls with red collars and belts. They had oversized heads and greenish toned faces. Their eyes were huge, without eyelashes or eyebrows but surrounded by some kind of ring-like muscle. The beings had greenish hands with eight talon-like fingers. They wore something similar to crash helmets. When he waved his ice axe at them in a friendly gesture, one of the beings discharged a thin puff of smoke or "vapor" at him which knocked him down, and the witness started to suffocate, feeling at the same time a strong electrical discharge. (Sources: Solas Boncompagni, UFO in Italia, Volume I, (Periodo 1907-1953), p. 82; Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, January-February 1967, p. 3; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 192).

1951 - At around one o'clock in the afternoon, a six-meter in diameter, metallic saucer with legs landed on a farm in Voghenza, Italy. Six four-foot tall humanoids climbed down ladders, then gestured to each other. They later got back aboard and took off, flying off toward the northeast. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 1951, citing Maurizio Verga, ITACAT, CISU website).

1952 - At around noon, inflight over Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia an RAAF Vampire fighter pilot encountered a large circular light, from which 6-10 small lights emerged and surrounded the larger object. The sighting lasted five minutes. (Sources: Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, p. 50; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 175; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 18).

1955 - On this afternoon in Dogtown, Indiana a woman swimming in the Ohio River, a Mrs. Johnson, had her left leg grabbed by a hairy creature with large claws. It pulled her under the water twice, and she was left with scratches and brushes. A shiny round object was seen in the sky across the river a few minutes later. (Sources: Evansville Press, August 15, 1955; Isabel L. Davis & Ted Bloecher, Close Encounter at Kelly and Others of 1955, p. 181; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0377).

1957 - AT 8:55 p.m. a red domed disc-shaped object with a green dome buzzed a Varig Airlines C-47 flying near Joinville, Santa Catarina province, Brazil. It caused temporary disruption of the performance of the engines and the electrical system. The reception of the airplane's radio was suddenly interrupted when the red disc approached the plane, while the cabin lights also dimmed. (Sources: APRO Bulletin, September 1959, p. 5; UNICAT, case # 553; Coral E. Lorenzen, Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space, p. 153, citing Olavo T. Fontes; MUFON UFO Journal, August 1992).

1957 - In Preston, Waterloo county, Ontario at 10:30 p.m. a bright fiery, circular object followed two teenage girls. During the next five minutes it first moved away and then came back again. The women were reported to be suffering from conjunctivitis of the eyes.  (Source: Galt (ON) Evening Reporter, August 15, 1957; John Magor, Canadian UFO Report, July 1969; Loren E. Gross, The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1957: August-September, p. 32).

1965 - On this day on the banks of the river in Cruzeiro, Santa Catarina province, Brazil, a little man only 28" tall, introduced himself to a fisherman named Joao do Rio as a UFOnaut. He had large luminous eyes, and spoke perfect Portuguese. He gave Sr. do Rio an "unearthly" metal. The metal was given to the national railroad car factory for analysis. At 8:00 p.m. that same evening a motorist had a close encounter with a black, 90-meter-wide domed disc, which hovered silently over a highway southwest of Itabira, Minas Gerais province, Brazil. The craft hovered just 1.2 meters above the surface of the road, and it followed the contours of the terrain when it departed. (Sources: (1) Baltimore Sun, August 16, 1965; John Keel, Strange Creatures From Time and Space, p. 151; (2) Irene Granchi, UFO Abductions and Reports from Brazil, p. 39).

1965 - At around 10:00 p.m. two youngsters, Marc & Luc Lafreniere, were in their home in Ville Lemoyne, Quebec, Canada when a strong light attracted them to the window. Looking outside they saw a large oval-shaped craft floating just above the ground. A tall humanoid figure with long dangling arms, and wearing a silvery jumpsuit, stood in front of the craft. The being walked towards the house and touched the front door briefly, and then returned to the craft, while the terrified witnesses hid in their room. They did not dare look to see the craft or the alien depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1965 Humanoid Contact Database, citing Marc Leduc, CASUFO).

1965 - At 11:00 p.m. five people driving in a car in Salto, Uruguay heard a loud hum and saw a UFO land directly in front of their car, causing the engine to stall. Its brilliant white luminescence changed colors from red to yellow and green. The object itself, a leaden metallic color, stood nine feet high and was as wide as the road. Three beings inside the craft, who looked human, were illuminated by an interior green light and could be seen moving around inside the craft. Finally, with a burst of orange flame, the object rose vertically into the sky and vanished. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-35, citing Donald Hanlon, in Charles Bowen (editor), The Humanoids).

1967 - Two days after the St. Louis de Kent humanoid encounter in New Brunswick, Canada an unidentified woman from St. Charles, New Brunswick reported sighting a similar figure in the woods near the same road. The Richibucto RCMP searched the area. Although they located a man dressed in black, he had was no apparent connection with the encounters. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-76, citing Royal Canadian Mounted Police).

1971, Rota, Cadiz province, Spain. At around eight o'clock in the evening six witnesses, including a 46-year-old woman, watched as a two-meter long cigar-shaped object descended to only 11 meters altitude near the shoreline, then divided into two parts. One part rose into the sky, while the other dropped down into the sea. (Source: Vicente Juan Ballester-Olmos, Catalogue of 200 Type-I UFO Events in Spain and Portugal, case # 144, citing field investigator Jose Ruesga).

1973 - On this afternoon at 1:35 p.m. in Greensburg, Pennsylvania at the Greengate Mall two men taking a short-cut behind the Mall observed a huge, gorilla-like creature run across the railroad tracks. The creature was said to be about 40 feet away, and the presence of a strong odor at the same time was noted. A bloodhound team searched the area, but found nothing. A cigar-shaped UFO was seen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that same night at 9:35 p.m. (Source: Stan Gordon, on-site investigations, MUFON 1974 UFO Symposium Proceedings, p. 136; John Green, Sasquatch:  The Apes Among Us, p. 260).

1974 - A police officer named Noel with another man in a boat on Lake Winnepausaukee near Laconia, New Hampshire took a photograph of three UFOs that appeared to be at only 60 feet altitude above the lake. (Sources: Saga UFO Report, March 1975, p. 50; George D. Fawcett,  Flying Saucers magazine, December 1974, p. 39; George D. Fawcett, FSR, January-February 1975, p. 31).

1975 - An Air National Guard helicopter pilot flying in the air at 9:35 p.m. and in communication with several air traffic controllers at Stockton Memorial Airport, San Joaquin County, California were all witnesses to a disc-shaped object emitting a bright orange light, which hovered and performed aerobatics, and later became dark red when the object climbed away at a high speed. The sighting lasted five minutes. (Sources: Paul Cerny, Skylook, February 1976, p. 16; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 19, 122).

1976 - At around five o'clock in the afternoon, two boys with a dog on a farm in El Fundo, the Dominican Republic, saw a robot-like being dressed in black pants and a red sweater. The creature had scaly skin with a yellowish-green skin tone, curly blond hair, and walked stiffly. the dog barked furiously at the being. A black sphere rolled behind some underbrush and disappeared. (Source: Leonte N. Objio, APRO Bulletin, January 1982, p. 5).

1983 - Two women in a car driving on I-695 west of Baltimore, Maryland experienced an hour of missing time and were detoured from their usual route home. When they recovered  their awareness of events, they saw a domed saucer-shaped object with windows hovering at 50 feet altitude near their home. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13912; APRO Bulletin, January 1984, p. 1; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions:  The Measure of a Mystery.  Volume 2: Catalogue of Cases, case # 28).

1984 - On this night in Tom Price, Western Australia a tourist saw a UFO with red, green, and blue flashing lights apparently land on a nearby hill. He got out of his car, walked up the hill, and saw two lights hovering in the air. When he turned around and walked back to his car, one of the lights followed him back to car. (Source: Doris Graziano, APRO Bulletin, February 1985, p. 8).

1989 - A domed, disc-shaped object was sighted over Gulf Breeze, Florida at 9:20 p.m. by a man and a woman. The upper portion of the object glowed white, while a ring of red and green lights on the bottom flashed sequentially. (Source:MUFON CD-ROM Database of Field Investigations, case # 900323, field investigator Arthur Hufford).

1991 - At two o'clock in the morning two gray humanoid beings were seen taking leaves from a plant on the balcony of a home in Maguayo, Puerto Rico. They made mumbling sounds, and then walked to a nearby lake. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 15541).

1992 - While driving home on a clear night at around 10:15 p.m. on US Highway 22 in Homer City, near Blairsville, Pennsylvania several separate motorists saw lights flashing neaby in the sky. Next, a large silent silvery triangular object flew over the road at an altitude of only 150 feet above the cars. Fuses were blown on the car clock/radio of the main reporting witnesses' car, occupied by two 35-year-old women. The craft was described as sixty feet wide with a silvery beamed understructure. The entire close encounter event lasted more than 15 minutes. The craft made several sharp turns, and then shot out of sight. (Sources: MUFON CD-ROM Database of Field Investigations, case # 921101E, field investigator Keith Bastianini; Donald M. Ware, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1992, p. 18; Jeff Himler, in Timothy Good (editor), Alien Update, p. 279; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, p. 33).

1993 - Thirty people at a barbecue near Bristol, Avon, England saw and photographed a wildly maneuvering set of nocturnal lights at 6:00 p.m. They were also seen at Hartcliffe. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16088; UFO Newsclipping Service, December 1993).

1993 - At 10:30 p.m. three people in Saint Gaudens, Haute-Garrone, France sighted a red point of light of large size, which appeared ovoid through binoculars. It had reddish-orange flames or beams coming from its interior like three pencils of light. (Source: GEIPAN, case # 143).

1994 - At 12:20 a.m. in Anmore, West Virginia a neon green, lens-shaped object trailed a red stream behind it as it passed overhead and landed remotely in the nearby hills. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 170).

1994 - At 11:30 p.m. several independent observers in a car and on a train near Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England saw some brilliant blue and white nocturnal lights in the sky. A crop circle was later found in the vicinity. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16431; UFO Newsclipping Service, issue # 306, January 1995).

1998 - Around 9 p.m. a couple in Hastings, East Sussex, England spotted a UFO that was triangle shaped at first, but later changed to an oval shape. The object displayed lights that changed color and pattern. (Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth, p. 204).

1999 - At 11:30 p.m. Sr. Attilio B. of Bassano del Grappa, Italy had gone out to the field next to his home in order to relieve himself when he noticed some nearby multicolored lights coming from a field behind him. Investigating more closely, he saw a very large circular object hovering about two meters off the ground. The craft was somewhat turtle shaped, and was about 30 meters in diameter. The top part of the object was completely transparent, so much so that it appeared almost "invisible". The lower part consisted of a green platform that had a hollow central section, like a donut. He could not see any instruments inside the craft, but he could see five occupants inside a well-lit white dome. He described them as short in stature, about 80 cm tall, with large heads. According to the witness, their heads somewhat resembled those of donkeys, because they had extremely long faces and their heads were covered with short black, curly hair. They had large round black eyes about 5 cm in diameter that were very close together. Their noses were large and "potato" like. Their mouths were large and wide, resembling those of a monkey, with large meaty lips. On each side of their heads were two large pointy ears, like those of a wolf. Their skin was light brown in color and their hands had six digits. As the witness watched, one of the humanoids made a gesture, which he interpreted as a salute. The humanoids wore tight-fitting yellow outfits that went up to their short necks. Their footgear resembled pointy sandals, similar to those worn by "Gondoliers." He continued his observation, feeling a sense of "joy and tranquility." He believed that the humanoids were gentle and kind. One of the humanoids seemed to be counting some yellow paper-like objects resembling banknotes. The whole incident unfolded in complete silence. After about a minute and a half, the object lifted up vertically, disappearing from the area at very high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1999 Humanoid Reports database, citing Antonio Chiumiento).

2001 - Starting at 10:45 p.m. and for the next 15 minutes, twelve white objects were seen performing maneuvers over Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. They were first seen in a triangle, which then formed into a circle, and they performed aerial aerobatics for the next several minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2001 Canadian UFO Survey Report, case # 235, citing National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

2007 - Orange "V" shaped lights flew overhead in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma without making a sound at around 1 a.m. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2007 webpage, report uploaded August 14, 2007).

2009 - A huge triangle-shaped object with spectacular lights was seen zooming from the horizon in Chebanse, Iroquis County, Illinois at around 10 p.m. According to the witness, it was at a low altitude,"just about 12 feet above the ground," and came as close as 500 feet away. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, August 2009 webpage, report uploaded August 27, 2009).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 8 August 2013).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: aircraft UFO encounters; blue uniforms; crop circle associated with sightings; disc-shaped UFOs; domed discs; EM effects on car clock-radio: fuses blown; hairy creature or Sasquatch reports in conjunction with UFO sightings; landings; missing time; multi-year reports from Brazil, England and Pennsylvania; "OZ effect" (complete silence); physiological effects: eye conjunctivitis, electrical shock; robot-like UFOnaut, scratches and bruises; short humanoids; triangular UFOs; vapor; vehicle ignition interference effects on car and aircraft engines; V-shaped UFOs or formations; zigzag maneuvers.

© Donald A. Johnson