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Cigar-shaped object with three lighted windows seen by driver in Sweden

June, 1985 - Uppsala to Orsundsbro, Sweden

A woman driver who prefers to remain anonymous was driving home to Orsundsbro from Uppsala (Sweden) on route 55. After one mile, she saw two policecars blinking bluish lights, or so she thought. Later she saw the object again. It appeared larger than an ordinary helicopter. It had three lighted windows and a blindingly strong white light. It had been seven to eight minutes since she first saw the object.  View full report

Source: Enkopings Posten (Encoping, Sweden), July 12, 1985   ID: 946
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Witness Sketch

Oblong shaped flying object witnessed by 3 women near Ascutney, VT

February, 5, 1985 - Ascutney, Vermont, United States

Three women were driving to a high school basketball game, when they noticed a bright object in the night sky. They described it as basically oblong in shape, with an extremely bright white light at the front end. There seemed to be a sphere or halo of a grayish-bluish hue around the middle of the object, and lots of tiny flashing lights at the rear. One of these, a. small white light, was stationary for a while but suddenly detached itself from the rest of the lights and sped rapidly away.  View full report

Source: Windsor Chronicle (Windsor, VT), Feb. 7, 1985   ID: 950
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Body Lights, Witness Sketch

Man sees unusual object with lights in night sky over Amherst, Ohio

1985 - Amherst, Ohio, United States

Arthur Schindler and his wife, Eva, had just returned from Lenten services at St. Paul Church, when he saw a light in the sky. He watched the object for more than an hour. "It looks like a huge dish with two sets of yellow lights around the rim. On top of the dish, it looks like a castle. Kind of like a pyramid. There are lights all over it. The blue and white beams shoot out from the front of it."  View full report

Source: Lorain Journal (Lorain, OH), June 13, 1985   ID: 945
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Body Lights, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Police officer and others see dirigible-shaped UFO over Keene, NH

October, 16, 1984 - Keene, New Hampshire, United States

On Oct. 16,1984, a mysterious craft was seen over Keene near Route 12. Keene police Sgt. John C. Zeller got the call and drove out to the highway to see what was going on. He caught sight of something in the sky and shined his cruiser's spotlight on a white, dirigible-shaped object before it moved off. The following night it was back, hovering above Keene again. A lot of people reported something strange during those two nights.  View full report

Source: Paul Montgomery, The Keene Sentinel (Keene, NH), Sept. 25, 1992   ID: 762
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Police, Witness Photo, Interaction/Reaction

U.S. Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich sighting of large triangular craft in Washington state

September, 1982 - Graham, Washington, United States

Dennis Kucinich saw a large triangular craft over the home actress Shirley Macline in the 1980's. "He looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him. It hovered, soundless, for ten minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn't comprehend."  View full report

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Wall Street Journal, and other sources   ID: 1177
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Silent, Witness Photo, Famous Person

Bell-shaped object with flashing lights seen by 10 people in Queens, New York

September, 5, 1981 - Queens, New York, New York, United States

At least ten people in Corona, Queens, said they saw a bell-shaped UFO with flashing multi-colored lights making a beeping noise on Sept. 5, 1981, at 10:00 p.m. Reportedly, as the UFO hovered over a tenement block, a triangular-shaped ray of green light shot out from the bottom of the object and shone on the face of a teen-aged girl observing the object from the window of her friend's house.  View full report

Source: News World (New York, NY), Sept. 19, 1981   ID: 941
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Group Sighting, Light Beam, Body Lights, Children, Witness Sketch, Sound

Cigar-shaped object with portholes seen by 7 witnesses over Northern Texas

May, 13, 1981 - Denison, Texas, United States

At least seven persons spotted an unidentified flying object over Texomaland last Wednesday morning. Jim Shelton, mechanic at Jim Graham International, described the sighting and drew a sketch. "It was a flying object with lit portholes. Fire was streaming in sparks from the rear, and it had green and yellow pulsating lights," he said. "It was real. I saw it, and if they lock me up, I still saw it. It was long, a cigar-like shape."  View full report

Source: Irene Flaherty, Denison Herald (Denison, TX), May 17, 1981   ID: 948
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Portholes/Windows, Silent, Witness Sketch

Large low-flying object with square windows seen by couple in car over Bethesda, MD

March, 15, 1981 - Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Martin Buxbaum was driving with his wife and noticed an unusual object silhouetted against the dark blue evening sky. The object had the wingspan of a 717 but was flying low, he says. It was accented by a row of square windows in the front and two "cherry red" exhaust lights to the rear. But most mysterious of all, the object made no sound at all  View full report

Source: Mike M. Ahlers, Montgomery Journal (Chevy Chase, MD), March 25, 1981   ID: 949
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Portholes/Windows, Silent, Witness Sketch

Reinhold Messner, famous mountain climber, sees moon-sized object while climbing in Himalayas

1981 - Katmandu, Nepal

Italian Reinhold Messner, one of the world's foremost mountaineers, said Friday he watched a UFO "the size of a full moon" for nearly three hours while climbing in the Himalayas. On his return to Katmandu after an unsuccessful attempt on 24,248-foot Mount Chamlang, he said he spotted the UFO as it drifted south into Nepal from Tibet over the mighty snowcapped mountains.  View full report

Source: News World (New York) / United Press International, Oct. 10, 1981   ID: 942
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Famous Person

UFO sighted in Easley (SC)

September, 9, 1980 - Easley, South Carolina, United States

There was something ' strange, and beautiful, and incredibly big floating just above the tree tops in front of Larry Joe Garrett's house on Fruit Mountain Road last Thursday morning. "That's the Goodyear blimp!" was my first thought. Then I realized it wasn't a blimp."  View full report

Source: Easley Progress (South Carolina), Sept. 17, 1980   ID: 299
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Rotary/Spin Motion

Monroe, NC man is abducted and has meeting with occupant of craft

March, 1979 - Monroe, North Carolina, United States

In March 1979, Pat Eudy was driving home when he saw a bright light in the sky, after which his memory went blank, leaving a "missing time" of about three hours. A session with a psychologist allowed Eudy to reconstruct what happened. "[I remember being on] board (a UFO) and seeing an astronaut in a suit," Eudy said. The being stood about 5 feet tall..." Eudy asked a lot of questions about how the craft worked, and he was strapped to a chair where possible tests were performed.  View full report

Source: Monroe Enquirer-Journal (Monroe, North Carolina), 9/27/81   ID: 938
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Abduction, Missing Time

Construction worker sees massive disc-shaped object

March, 1, 1978 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

A Pittsburgh construction worker and his girlfriend claimed they saw a massive disc-shaped object settle about 2,000 feet over Highland Reservoir. He estimated its size as larger than the reservoir itself. Paul Oles, program director for Buhl Planetarium, also saw a bright light which he "can't explain," about one hour earlier.  View full report

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), March 4, 1978   ID: 438
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Humming

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silvery, disc-shaped UFOs seen over Ramapo mountain range

October, 1976 - Suffern, New York, United States

Thirty-three year old Suffern lawyer, Warren Berbit, who has two engineering degrees and experience in aviation, saw silvery metallic objects, shaped like two enormous upside-down soup bowls, hovering in the sky just over a dip in the Ramapo mountain range. Mr. Berbit, along with policemen, businessmen, school teachers, housewives and others, say they have seen strange objects recently in the skies over Rockland and Putnam Counties  View full report

Source: New York Times, Oct. 11, 1976   ID: 461
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Witness Photo

UFO with 'light extensions' seen by many in Namibia

August, 16, 1976 - Walvish Bay, Namibia

Several people witnessed a strange object over the wilderness in Walvish Bay, Namibia, Africa. This same object was also seen one month earlier. It was described as having a top (with a round ball underneath) that shone brilliantly. Two light extensions were also shining and shot off something which looked like sparks.  View full report

Source: Namib Times (Namibia, Africa), Aug. 17, 1976   ID: 422
Case Type: PressReport
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