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Cases by Decade: 1970s

Woman in Guernsey, UK watches circular UFO for 20 minutes

1978 - Grandes Rocques, Guernsey, United Kingdom

A woman from Grandes Rocques awoke in the early morning hours and saw a bright golden light, going very slowly. The circular object was in her view for around 20 minutes before it vanished from her sight, allowing Mrs Wilson to get a good look at it. 'It stopped quite often, and just hung in the air. As it stopped, it let out some stuff.'  View full report

Source: Mark Ogier, Guernsey Evening Press (Guernsey, England), Jan. 12, 1993   ID: 763
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Witness Sketch

Retired Chilean General in air encounter with large 'banana-shaped' UFO

1978 - Antofagasta, Chile

Retired General Hernan Gabrielli Rojas had squared off against a gigantic UFO while engaging in a training flight in the skies of northern Chile. According to the military man, the object was the size of 10 or 15 aircraft carriers, and its presence was picked up by the radars aboard two F-5 jet fighters as well as the Cerro Moreno airport in Antofagasta.  View full report

Source: Inexplicata, Scott Corrales, editor / Ovnivisi√≥n (Chile) / Revista TOC / Terra Chile   ID: 997
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar

Family sees UFO hovering over Camas, WA

December, 24, 1977 - Camas, Washington, United States

Barbara Siewell of Springfield, OR and her family witnessed a UFO hovering over Camas, WA on Christmas Eve, 1977. Two other adult witnesses reported seeing the same thing on the same date, also in Camas, WA.  View full report

Source: Camas Post-Record (Camas, WA), Jan. 25, 1978   ID: 439
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Portholes/Windows

Security guard sees oval UFO with bright headlights

October, 1977 - Walcott, Iowa, United States

An 18-year-old woman saw a pair of bright "headlights" flashing from an oval object moving silently through the skies over Walcott, Iowa, where she worked as a security guard. Her radio and walkie-talkie stopped working, and cows and crickets in a nearby field stood silent. A television in a nearby farm house went blank, she learned later.  View full report

Source: Moline Daily Dispatch (Moline, IL), Jan. 7, 1978   ID: 440
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  E-M Effects, Animal Reaction

Mass sighting of large jellyfish-like UFO over Petrosavodsk, USSR

September, 20, 1977 - Petrosavodsk, Russian Federation

Early risers in Petrosavodsk saw a bright light suddenly appearing amid the clouds at about 4:05 a.m. The star-like light came nearer and descended in a spiral trajectory, and soon looked like a ball of fire. Soon, it looked like an reddish-orange hemisphere surrounded by a bright zone. During the next few seconds, hundreds of thin rays of light, like thin arrows, were showered upon the earth. The thing now looked like a big jellyfish with golden tentacles, shining in beautiful colors.  View full report

Source: Michael Hesemann, 1998   ID: 636
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Sound, Physical Trace, Mass Sighting

Abduction by robot-like beings in Brazil (La Rubia case) Featured Case

September, 15, 1977 - Paciencia (near Rio de Janeiro), Brazil

Antonio La Rubia, a 33-year-old bus driver, encountered a huge object, which he estimated to be 70 meters (235 feet) across, sitting in a field near his home. He decided to retreat, but was unable to do so, for at the moment he started to run, an intensely bright light lit up the area, and he was unable to move. At that moment Antonio saw three "robots" positioned near him, and he was captured and taken into the disc.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 26 No. 4, Oct. 1977   ID: 464
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Abduction, Physiological Effects, Injury, Humanoid/Occupant

UFO with two occupants seen by Dorset, UK woman Featured Case

September, 1977 - Parkstone, United Kingdom

Mrs. Ethel May Field, 62, a housewife, had gone out to the back garden to take in washing from the clothes-line, when she heard a humming sound which prompted her to look at the sky. She encountered a round object with a dome on top. Standing inside the windows of the object were two humanoid occupants, one at each window.  View full report

Source: Leslie Harris, FSR Vol. 24 No. 2 (1978)   ID: 632
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  'Dyad Scout Craft', Humanoid/Occupant, Physiological Effects, Humming, Witness Photo, Communication

Man has close encounter with UFO occupants (the Dawson encounter)

August, 6, 1977 - Pelham, Georgia, United States

Retired automobile salesman Tom Dawson, 63, was walking with his two dogs from his trailer home to a nearby farm when a "circular shaped space ship" with a dome and portholes, 40-50 ft in diameter and 12-14 ft high, set down in a field in front of him. He found he was unable to move a muscle. A hatch in the object opened, a ramp was extended, and 7 strange looking humans 5 ft tall emerged, five men and two women.  View full report

Source: Billy Rachels / Ronald Story (2001)   ID: 657
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Landing, 'Dyad Scout Craft'

Saucer-type 'ship' with multi-colored lights, landed in yard

July, 1977 - Eliot, Maine, United States

This was a saucer type "ship" with multi colored lights on the edge that landed in the back yard after appearing behind some trees 20 yards behind the house. I woke up in my girlfriend an my bedroom on the second floor, looked out the window and saw the lights.  View full report

Source: UFOEvidence.org   ID: 332
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Missing Time, Landing

Rotating disc with white lights

July, 1977 - Anderson, Indiana, United States

"I was staying in a motel in Anderson, Indiana, in the month of July of 1977, when my travelling companion burst in through the door to summon me outside. Once in the parking lot, I gazed up above the rooftop to witness a great disc gliding gently across our field of view, moving slowly and tilted at an angle."  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 7 (September 1984)   ID: 268
Case Type: RawReport

Man has encounter with 35 beings from landed UFO

June, 22, 1977 - Bulloo River, Australia

Gold prospector "Albert Smith" noticed three lights in the sky, which moved down toward him and then nestled in a clump of trees near his camp. He saw figures emerge amid dazzling lights. Thus began the most incredible, two days in the life of 47-rear-old Albert, in which he claims he was visited by people from another world at his lonely camp on the Bulloo River in far southwest Queensland.  View full report

Source: Brisbane Sunday Sun (Brisbane, Australia), Jan. 8, 1978   ID: 441
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Communication, Landing, Portholes/Windows

Three boys frightened by strange creatures from landed UFO

May, 20, 1977 - West Pittsburg, California, United States

On the night of May 20, 1977, three Contra Costa County boys say they saw an object resembling a flying saucer land in West Pittsburg. They fled in terror when strange creatures came toward them, walking like stiff robots surrounded by smoke or steam vapor. The Center for UFO Studies, directed by J. Allen Hynek, considered this to be one of only three credible humanoid encounter cases of the year.  View full report

Source: Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA), Apr. 2, 1978   ID: 452
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Landing, Children, Portholes/Windows, Witness Photo

Chilean soldier loses five days to UFO (The Valdes Case)

April, 25, 1977 - Pampa Lluscuma (near Putre), Chile

A Chilean soldier was in shock after a weird, five-day ordeal with a UFO. Six members of an army patrol saw two bright objects descending from the sky. Cpl. Armando Valdes, the patrol leader, set out alone to investigate and, according to the men, simply vanished. Fifteen minutes later, they said, he reappeared, tried to speak and passed out. The date on his watch had been advanced five days, and he now had about a week's growth of beard.  View full report

Source: Associated Press / San Antonio News, May 23, 1977   ID: 460
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Missing Time, Military

Pennsylvania man encounters UFO hovering over field next to home

March, 29, 1977 - Morgan Run, Pennsylvania, United States

Burton Woods, 45, of Morgan Run, PA, said he saw a craft hovering over a field near his mobile home. Woods suffered from headaches and blurred vision after the sighting. Much excitement was stirred by his UFO encounter, since he was able to get so close to the craft before it veered up and out of sight. The object was described as 170-200 feet in length.  View full report

Source: The Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, PA), Apr. 4, 1977   ID: 694
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Physiological Effects, Witness Sketch

Cigar-shaped UFO with smaller objects observed in Jemgum, Germany

March, 7, 1977 - Jemgum, Germany

A 16 year old student, standing in front of his parents house, observed a bright spot in the sky. Through his binoculars, he could see that the object was cigar-shaped and surrounded by an orange-colored halo. This object filled 4/5 of his field-of-view in the binoculars. It appeared reflective, almost glaring. Smaller objects were also observed.  View full report

Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger / MUFON-CES (1998)   ID: 654
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Multiple UFOs, Children

Dog dies after close encounter on ranch in Uruguay

February, 18, 1977 - Salto, Uruguay

Angel Maria Tonna, a 52-year-old rancher, and his foreman, witnessed a fiery disc like two plates placed face to face hovering a short distance above the ground behind the barn. The cows "were going crazy" and all the dogs were barking. The object approached, and Tonna felt electric shocks which went all through his body and a very intense heat hit him. Three days after the event, Tonna's dog, who had been 15 from the object, was found dead.  View full report

Source: APRO, August, 1977   ID: 825
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Animal Reaction, Physiological Effects

Occupant Case in Tucson

February, 10, 1977 - Tucson, Arizona, United States

Ms. Lois Stovall was sitting on her couch when she noticed a light, like a bright star. It curved toward her house, approaching at a low level. Lois and her grandmother went out into the yard, less than 50 feet from the hovering object and watched. The object was almost capsule-shaped. Inside crouched a human-shaped figure, all over gray in color, that looked puffed up, like a balloon.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 8 (Feb. 1977)   ID: 358
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant

UFO hovers over two policemen in patrol car

February, 10, 1977 - Flora, Mississippi, United States

Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Creel and Constable James Luke were on a routine patrol drive when they witnessed a 30 to 40 foot UFO which approached them at close range. "The thing came right over the car," said Creel. "...The thing just hovered over us, about 20 or 30 feet up, for more than a minute."  View full report

Source: Madison Co. Herald (Canton, MS), Feb. 17, 1977   ID: 425
Case Type:     Features:  Police

Brightly lit silvery colored craft during period of heavy UFO activity

February, 8, 1977 - Louisiana, United States

The first two months of 1977 brought heavy UFO activity to the state of Louisiana and eastward. On Tuesday, February 8, Mrs. Gayle Rodriguez and her son, Brian, were driving east on St. Bernard highway they saw a brightly lit silvery colored craft which flew across the highway in front of them and began a course parallel to the road.  View full report

Source: Ted Peters, APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 9, March, 1977   ID: 137
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Portholes/Windows

Six witnesses see UFO in Jayess, MS

February, 5, 1977 - Jayess, Mississippi, United States

"The most dramatic sighting of an UFO to be reported in this part of Mississippi took place near Jayess Saturday, February 5, and was seen at close quarters by at least six adults. Another sighting was reported in Madison County Wednesday, February 3, and was seen there by a constable and a deputy sheriff."  View full report

Source: Tylertown Times (Tylertown, MS), Feb. 17, 1977   ID: 436
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Portholes/Windows

Abduction by machine-like beings

January, 27, 1977 - Prospect, Kentucky, United States

Lee Parish, 19, experienced missing time after seeing a UFO. Through hypnosis, he recovered the lost memory of his experience aboard the ship. "Before him stood three objects which he instinctively felt or sensed were sentient beings, although they were definitely not human: a "black one," a "red one," and a "white one.""  View full report

Source: Carlo Ruekeri, APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 7 (Jan. 1977)   ID: 354
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Abduction, Missing Time

Youth reports UFOs with 'greenish creatures' Featured Case

January, 19, 1977 - Harrah, Washington, United States

Nine-year-old Jose Cantu of Harrah woke his mother up at about 6:30 a.m. asking her to explain the little "man" he saw outside. According to the boy, he had seen two greenish creatures about three feet tall, who rotated on a base instead of having feet, and two "steely" crafts in which 2 other creatures were sitting.  View full report

Source: Toppenish Review (Toppenish, WA), Jan. 26, 1977   ID: 462
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Children, Witness Sketch, Physical Trace

Small object hovering over the roof of house

1977 - Popayan, Colombia

Object was an inverted triangle of an aproximate size of two meters in the base. It was hovering silently at one meter or less of the top of the roof.  View full report

Source: UFOEvidence.org   ID: 333
Case Type: RawReport

Several witnesses view oval shaped object

December, 6, 1976 - West Simi Valley, California, United States

"It sat in one place in midair for approximately 45 minutes. It had a red light on top and green on the bottom. The position of these lights changed. There was a very bright white light in the center." All of the witnesses in this case were interviewed separately. All reported seeing the same type object as described.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 6 (Dec. 1976)   ID: 353
Case Type: StandardCase
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