On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 October 8

1952 - A thin, silver disc-shaped craft hovered and wobbled 500 meters over the heads of three witnesses in Guimiliau, Finistere department, France on this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. It made a whistling sound as it shot away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 131).

1953 - A glowing disc flew at high speed over Akron, Ohio at 8:40 p.m. (Source: APRO Bulletin, May 1954).

1954 - Mr. Ghaseme Fili, of Amireah Street, Teheran, Iran was on the balcony of the second floor of his house at 2:30 a.m. when he saw a luminous, white flying object stop in mid-air, only 20 meters away from him. Lights shone from the rear and the sides of the craft, and inside there was a small man dressed in black, wearing a mask or breathing apparatus that resembled the trunk of an elephant. "I was standing with both hands on the bar of my balcony, looking with astonishment at this strange object, when I suddenly felt as though I were being drawn up toward the object by a magnet." Mr. Fili cried out in terror and woke up his neighbors. The object shot straight up, emitting sparks, and it was lost to sight almost immediately. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, March-April 1967, p. 23; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 211).

1954 - In the predawn hours a motorcyclist, R. Ott, riding through farm county in Jettingen, Haut-Rhin department, France saw a 10 foot wide mushroom-shaped object with an open 5 foot by 2 foot wide doorway near the ground. He saw no UFO occupants, but after driving by he was struck by a powerful beam of light. (Sources: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 143; Jacques Vallee, The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition No. 1, p. 13; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0283, citing Mulhouse Alsace, October 9, 1954).

1954 - At 7:00 a.m in the town of Stintino on the island of Sardegna, Italy a single witness named Milia watched a white UFO that looked like "an oval sail" descend to five feet above the ground about 60 feet away. Attached to it was a man dressed in black, who wore a helmet. When the UFOnaut saw the witness, the witness claims he threw out some pamphlets that were written in an unknown language. (Source:David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0284).

1954 - At 9:15 p.m., on the road to Boulogne in Pas de Calais department, France a bluish domed disc-shaped object dove toward the ground, became white and then flew away. (Source: Aime Michel, Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery, p. 154; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 212).

1954 - At 11:00 p.m. in St. Claude, Charente, France a human silhouette was seen standing motionless near where a luminous ovoid shaped UFO had landed. Strip of burnt, crushed grass found at spot, trodden down. (Sources: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A1690, citing Charente Libre, October 11, 1954; Jean Sider, Dossier 1954 et l'Imposture Rationaliste, p. 189).

1954 - At 11:15 p.m. an orange disc-shaped object danced "arabesques" in the sky over the city of Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. (Sources: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 3823; Michel Figuet & Jean-Louis Ruchon, OVNI: Le Premier Dossier Complet des Rencontres Rapprochees en France, p. 135).

1955 - R. D. Prather and H. Ahern sighted a round, silverly white flying object at 4:38 p.m. in Loogootee, Indiana that zoomed through the sky at a speed in excess of 1,000 m.p.h. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 3800; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns). 

1957 - At three o'clock in the afternoon two couples going from Nabouwalu to Nawaca in the Fiji Islands by motor boat saw a white colored object descend from the sky. They thought it was a plane in trouble so they went closer. Instead of plane wreakage they found the object hovering seven meters above the water, and a figure onboard the craft then aimed a beam of energy at them that was very bright and made them feel weak. The figure disappeared suddenly, and the object took off vertically at high speed. (Sources: Jacques & Janine Vallee, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma, p. 18; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case # 408).

1957 - At 7:05 a.m. a bright silver object flew at great speed over the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. The witness, Mr. J. Flynn, was flying in a Pan Am DC-7C airliner over Norfolk County at the time of his sighting. (Sources: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 967, citing New York World Telegram & Sun, October 8, 1957; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 42).

1957 - At 9:17 a.m. two U.S. Army sergeants outside of Seattle, Washington observed two flat, round, white objects that flew in trail formation along an irregular path, frequently banking during the 25-30 seconds of their sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 5003; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1965 - In Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England a Ms. Randall's car motor and headlights died at 12:25 a.m. The witness then saw two objects in the sky, one of which was close while the other was hovering in the sky. The second object took off to a higher altitude, and changed color from orange to red while doing so, then emitted red and blue sparks. The witness also thought she saw two beings by the roadside. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, p. 26; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A0679).

1965 - In the early evening after work, rubber plantation latex collectors in Alto Purus, Brazil saw evening an object resembling a huge wheel coming down to land near them. They described it as intensely bright with two flaming openings in the front. They quickly went into hiding, and observed the craft as it flew away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue # 84).

1965 - A child in Puno, Peru reported seeing a luminous object at ten o'clock in the evening, from which seven 80 cm tall creatures with only one eye emerged. On the same day a newsman was said to have seen another object land in the vicinity of Puno, and to have made an unsuccesful attempt at communication. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings).

1966 - At 7:00 p.m. in Tenby, England a blue luminous cloud cigar circled, hovered, and emitted a dark object that flew off to the southwest. The larger object sped off to the east.  (Source: F. W. Holiday, FSR, July-August 1972, p. 3).

1966 - A red and white object was observed at treetop level from Highway 44 in Rushville, Indiana making a "screaming sound." TV interference was reported, and German shepard dogs howled during the six minute close encounter. (Source: Donald Worley, APRO Bulletin, November-December 1966, p. 4).

1967 - At 9:00 p.m. in Elk Garden, West Virginia a turtle-shaped disc flew over a cemetery shortly after a funeral at only six feet above the ground. (Source: Bob Teets, West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, p. 191).

1967 - Dr. John Altshuler came to Alamosa County, Colorado to examine the carcass of the horse "Lady" thought to have been killed and mutilated by UFOs, and was abducted this night while camping at the Sand Dunes National Monument. (Source: Christopher O'Brien, case files, citing Valley Courier, October 9, 1975).

1968 - On this night in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada Mr. Bellerose, his wife, his brother in law, and his sister in law saw a rectangular green shape in the sky. After some minutes “a real saucer” came out of a cloud, with a yellow-orange light around it and three circular lights beneath it. The two men got into a car and followed the UFO toward St. Claude; watching from the home, the women distinctly saw humanoids walk from the object and seemingly float into space. (Source: David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1968-101, citing Gene Duplantier, Saucers, Space & Science, issue # 54).

1968 - In Medulla, Florida a terrified dog crashed through a screen porch to hide from a domed disc-shaped UFO dropping sparks at treetop level and see-sawing in a rocking motion in the sky, only 150 feet away from the house. Two occupants wearing tight rubbery suits and headgear were visible inside the UFO. (Sources: Lakeland Ledger, November 11, 1968; George D. Fawcett, Flying Saucers, June 1969, p. 13).

1969 - A large Saturn-shaped object was viewed through a telescope in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France at 4:10 a.m. It had small satellite lights orbiting it in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. It shot to the north, then flew away to the south. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 104).

1972 - A security guard had a nocturnal close encounter with a 100 foot in diameter domed disc that hovered 300 feet over a factory in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The UFO made a humming noise, tilted and then shot straight up. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 9722).

1978 - At 2:00 a.m. a multi-colored disc-shaped object hovered north of Ord, Nebraska at a low altitude (75m) while making a loud buzzing sound. The object beams two tentacled figures down to the ground, who collect soil and plant samples. (Source: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 15).

1978 - At 7:00 a.m. seven separate witnesses in Jenkins, Missouri, including a 71-year-old couple, watched two ovoid objects, one on the ground, for two hours. At its closest the nearest object was 180 feet away, and left behind ground traces. (Sources: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, December1978, p. 11; citing Ted Phillips; UNICAT, case # 135; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; Joplin Globe, October 24, 1978).

1978 - A cattle mutilation was reported in Avoca, Arkansas. (Source: George Eberhart, A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, p. 373, citing Robers (AR) Daily News, October 9, 1978).

1978 - A hat-shaped disc was photographed at 5:30 in the afternoon over a camp in Gobernador Virasoro, Corrientes, Argentina. The object resembled an inverted dish or narrow-brimmed hat. (Source: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1979, p. 14, citing Clarin, November 2, 1978).

1978 - A man was driving with his sleeping wife through Lowton, Greater Manchester, England when at 11:30 p.m. a figure suddenly appeared in his headlights, standing in the middle of a grassy median strip in the center of the highway. The figure was human like but over six feet tall and was wearing a shiny silvery uniform. The figure was also encased in an orange glow. The man drove on but could still see the orange glow in the roadway when he looked back. Earlier in the same area other witnesses had seen a large lighted object with a silvery dome, and reported that three bumps underneath the object descended slowly towards the road. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 763, citing Peter Hough & Stephen Balon in Northern UFO News, issue # 55).

1981 - At 6:40 p.m. a one-meter wide red disc-shaped object flew slowly over the town of Linkou, Heilongjiang province, China from east to west at 350 meters altitude. Its estimated distance was 2500 meters. It was rotating and gave off an intense glow. (Source: Wendelle C. Stevens & Paul Dong, UFOs over Modern China, p. 234).

1981 - Three people driving in a car through Salen Forest on the Island of Mull, Highland, Scotland encountered a sudden fog around the middle of the day. The mist appeared to come from nowhere, and seemed to attach itself to the car. They felt a vibration and a sensation of heavy pressure, witnessed a blurred silvery shape, and after that experienced several hours of missing time.Three watches and a clock stopped working. The contents of the car trunk was found strewn about. (Sources: Jenny Randles, Alien Contacts and Abductions, p. 119; Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 70).

1981 - On this day at around eleven o'clock in the morning a famous color UFO photograph of a silvery disc-shaped object with a clear bubble dome was taken thirty miles north of Kelsey Bay on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia by Ms. Hannah McRoberts. The 25-year-old woman was traveling with family and took a photograph of a mountain at the time and did not observe the UFO when she snapped the picture.The resulting photograph shows an object to the right of and above the peak and a plume of cloud. The photograph has been judged authentic by Dr. Richard F. Haines and Dr. James Harder, among others. (Sources: Gordon Creighton, FSR, December 1983, p. 16 citing Bill Allan; UNICAT, case # 593; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II:  A Thirty-Year Report, p. 295).

Kelsey Bay, Vancouver Island UFO Photograph by Hannah McRoberts - October 8, 1981 at 11:00 a.m.

Photograph of domed disc Vancouver Island BC - 1981
For photo see: http://www.ufoevidence.org/photographs/section/1980s/Photo43.htm
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1984 - At 7:40 a.m. a four foot tall furry being wearing a helmet was seen on the ground in Prato Principato, Compania, Italy carrying a forked tool. A box-shaped UFO took off vertically and flew off rapidly to the southwest. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 261; Maurizio Verga, ITACAT).

1987 - On this night a round UFO ran an Ohio family off the road while driving in Grahams Forge, Virginia. The object made no sound and sped away to the north after buzzing their car. (Source: Danny B. Gordon, Don't Look Up! The Real Story Behind the Virginia UFO Sightings, p. 18).

1989 - A saucer-shaped UFO flew low over Sungai Petani, Malaysia at 8:10 p.m. (Ahmad Jamaludin, Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies website).

1989 - At 11:00 p.m. Anna L was returning home with her husband in Primorskiy Kray, Vladivostok, Russia when she fell to the pavement, spinning and yelling in a panic, “Please don’t take me, I do not want to fly away, leave me alone, don’t touch me!” Something invisible appeared to be pulling Anna by her arms and legs. Her husband tried to calm her and yelled at her that there was no one around. He then tried to pick her up, but to his surprise she proved to be unusually heavy and he was unable to lift her. A crowd gathered, including some local militia, and the police thought her husband had struck her and they wanted to arrest him. At this point Anna calmed down and was able to rise from the pavement. In the morning she felt extremely depressed, and her temperature rose to 38.5 degrees. She then described what she believed had happened to her: She remembered walking with her husband when suddenly everything around her became black; the road, posts, and houses had all vanished and a black void surrounded her. From this void emerged three enormous figures over two meters in height, wearing silvery clothing. She next heard a loud rumbling noise, resembling something that would be made by machinery. After approaching her the figures pulled her by her arms, but she resisted and began screaming at them. She finally began to fade out of consciousness, and her body seemed to disappear. She came to the next morning. Doctors could find no bruises nor abrasions on her arms, and strangely her clothing did not have any traces of mud on them eventhough she had fallen in a puddle of water when she claimed to have struggled with the invisible entities. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1989, citing Vladivostok Ufological Association).

1989 - At 11:05 p.m. a witness reported that a huge white light appeared over Londonderry, New Hampshire and changed color into a dull red, and then back to a dull white light. A second witness saw that the light was actually a triangular object with a big rectangular white light on the back end and a red light near the apex. It moved slowly, making a roaring sound, and was definitely larger than a house. Its estimated altitude was 2000 feet and its distance 3000 feet. (Source: Cheryl L. Powell, MUFON investigation files, case 900719).

1990 - Russian Air Force jet fighters were scrambled after radar contact was reported with two bogeys over T'Bilisi, Georgia at 11:22 a.m. The pilots saw two cigar-shaped objects, the first one reported to be two kilometers long and the second one 400 meters long. These huge objects moved horizontally at great speed. There was both ground and airborne radar contact with the targets, and the incident lasted 20 minutes. (Sources: Timothy Good, The UFO Report 1992, p. 72; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 46; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 192).

1992 - An ovoid UFO silently hovered over a park in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England at 6:45 p.m. for 70 minutes. It shot away faster than any plane, according to the four teenage witnesses. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1993).

1992 - Late on this evening a woman reportedly had an abduction experience in Gardendale, Alabama. Leah Haley saw a moon-like object outside her house, and when she saw the real moon and recognized the second object wasn't it, a beam of light engulfed her and transported her onboard the craft. She then claims that she found herself in a "contemporary" looking room with tables adorned with crystal figurines. She also saw slips of paper underneath the figurines, with the names of other people to be abducted that night. A female, human-looking alien then came into the room. She had short brown hair and wore a red and gold blouse with black trim. She told the witness that her people "were trapped in a time dimension and needed our help to get out." From her limited recollection she recalled that the beings then performed some painful physical exam procedures on her that she was made to forget. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, case # 2071, citing a published article by Leah Haley).

1993 - A disc-shaped object with white and green lights on its surface lit part of the sky over Langold, Nottingham, England at 7:15 p.m. Many more witnesses reported seeing orange nocturnal lights. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1994).

1993 - A fifty foot in diameter disc-shaped object hovered over the Lake Wylie reservoir in North Carolina at 3:45 a.m. It had more than 30 red lights and flew at treetop level, and made a sound like a jet. (Source: UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1994).

1994 - A police officer watched two bright lights descend into a cornfield near O'Fallon, Missouri at 3:40 a.m. He reported having headaches and blurred vision afterwards.  (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 16556, citing Actaeon Advisor, issue # 3).

1995 - A witness in a truck near Luke Air Force Base outside of Phoenix, Arizona sighted a reddish orange ball of light at 7:00 p.m. It flared up, then dimmed, and then rose vertically into the night sky until gone from sight. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center).

2003 - A huge triangular object moved silently through the sky over Ringgold, Virginia at five o'clock in the evening. It was close enough that the witness could clearly discern its three dimensional appearance. (Source:Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, October 2003 webpage).

2005 - An oval flying object resembling a shiny mylar balloon but oriented horizontally flew over Buena Park, California at 8:01 p.m. It had a red light underneath the body of the craft. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded October 11, 2005).

2006 - A black disc-shaped object rose from behind a mountain in Anchorage, Alaska at 2:02 p.m. It stopped, then moved off quickly to the south against a heavy wind. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, report uploaded October 30, 2006).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 7 October 2009).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, aircraft UFO encounters, animal reactions: dogs howled, another dog ran and hid, car buzzing, cigar-shaped UFOs, cyclops humanoids, daylight discs, domed discs, energy beam used as a weapon, failed abduction attempt, levitation, maneuvering UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from France and England, ovoid UFOs, physiological effects: weakness and paralysis, pendulum motion, round UFOs, triangular UFOs, TV interference associated with UFOs, unexplained animal deaths (UAD): cattle and horse mutilations, vehicle EM ignition interference effect, vertical ascent, white UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson