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UFOs with Light Beams

Noctural light with light beam; animal reactions; satellite objects

March, 4, 1998 - Southgate, Australia

Donna noticed a very bright white light just above the horizon, and an estimated 2km away. During their close observation, the light did some unusual maneuvers and some unexplainable things were observed. There was a 'wedge shaped' beam of light emanating from the object. All witnesses observed an estimated 50 smaller objects entering the main object from the left and right.  View full report

Source: Barry Taylor, Network Update 06.02.98 (AUFORN, Robert Frola)   ID: 1094
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Light Beam, Animal Reaction, Sound, Multiple UFOs

UFO hovers over Russian military base near nuclear test site of Kapustin Yar Featured Case

July, 28, 1989 - Kapustin Yar, Russian Federation

In 1989, at a military base near the nuclear test site of Kapustin Yar, members of two army units noticed a UFO which hovered for hours over the arsenal of the base. The KGB files contained the handwritten reports of the sighting. It flew over the stores of the unit and moved in the direction of the missile arsenal. When it hovered over the arsenal, a bright ray appeared on its underside.  View full report

Source: Michael Hesemann, 1998   ID: 663
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Military, Nuclear Facility, Light Beam, Witness Sketch

Knowles Family UFO Encounter in Mundrabilla, Australia Featured Case

January, 21, 1988 - Mundrabilla , Australia

The Mundrabilla incident of a few years ago received much media publicity. The Knowles described how the UFO shot over their car and lifted it off the road. Their voices changed in pitch, the family dog in the car went crazy, and the car started shaking. The news media described the incident as a 'UFO attack' and reported that the car was covered by strange dust.  View full report

Source: UFO Research Queensland (Australia)   ID: 1090
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Physiological Effects, Animal Reaction, Vehicle Interference, Physical Trace, Humming, Light Beam

Cone-shaped object with light beam in Farmville, NC

1987 - Farmville, North Carolina, United States

From the witness: "I grabbed the binoculars and looked at it. This time I could see a distinct shape. It was like an ice-cream cone pointing upward. The flat part of the cone was facing the earth. On the back of the cone was what looked like a small hull or house or hut of some kind. It was about a fifth of the size of the cone itself. Out of this hut came a very faint blue light. It passed directly over our heads at about 15 MPH. That’s how slow it was going."  View full report

Source: UFOCasebook.com (B.J. Booth, editor)   ID: 1059
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Light Beam, Vehicle Encounter

Disk-shaped UFO seen by group of teenagers in Messel, Germany

March, 13, 1982 - Messel, Germany

Several 15-17 year olds were at a discotheque in the town of Messel, when they saw outside a steel blue luminous disk with a dome on top which appeared over the woods about 600 meters from where they where standing. It slowly approached the witnesses at very low altitude, a distance of about 100 meters. Its diameter was about 10 meters wide. After a few seconds the disc started to move in spiral curves down to the ground; it stopped for a moment before it flew away at a steep upward angle.  View full report

Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger / MUFON-CES, (1998)   ID: 651
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Children, Light Beam

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

The Allagash Abductions Featured Case

August, 26, 1976 - Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine, United States

In August of 1976, four young art students in their early twenties left for a canoe and camping trip in Maine's Allagash Wilderness. On one night during the trip, they encountered a huge oval, glowing object rising above the trees nearby, and were soon engulfed in a beam of light from the craft. As discovered in hypnosis sessions years later, it was at this point that all four were abducted into the craft and subjected to physical examinations.  View full report

Source: Raymond E. Fowler   ID: 466
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Missing Time, Abduction, Witness Photo, Witness Sketch, Interaction/Reaction, Light Beam

Large UFO illuminates lake

February, 26, 1975 - Lake Sorell, Australia

Two men sighted two UFOs at Lake Sorell in Tasmania. "It was about 2-1/2 miles away when we saw it move - and then it was right there only about 1,000 yards away and 500 feet above the lake." The size of the object was no less than 200 feet in diameter. During the next few minutes the object turned on a "monstrous light" which was directed down toward the lake.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 24 No. 1 (July 1975)   ID: 269
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  E-M Effects, Light Beam

'Huge' disc-shaped circle of small lights, with beam of light shining down

1975 - Medina, Ohio, United States

"A bright searchlight, motionless, was suddenly upon me. I looked up to see where it was coming from, when I saw a HUGE disc-shaped circle of small lights to the right of me. It appeared to be a craft and judging from the distance and size and the many lights, big enough to accomodate 100 people (?) in my judgment. The second I made eye contact, the spotlight was gone and the craft shot up like the speed of light, soundless."  View full report

Source: UFOEvidence.org   ID: 468
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Witness Sketch, Light Beam

Danish police officer has two close encounters (the Maarup sightings) Featured Case

August, 13, 1970 - Hadersley, Denmark

Danish police officer Evald Maarup was driving through the countryside near Hadersley, when he encountered a brilliantly lit UFO. Suddenly there was a fierce light beaming down on him, his car engine cut out, and the car lights and his radio stopped working. Above him, Maarup could make out a large circular object which he watched for about five minutes, before it moved away rapidly. Three years later, Maarup had another encounter with the same or a similar object at exactly the same place.  View full report

Source: UFOs at Close Sight - Ufologie.net   ID: 734
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Vehicle Encounter, Vehicle Interference, E-M Effects, Police, Light Beam, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Two skiers encounter humanoid at Imjärvi, Finland Featured Case

January, 7, 1970 - Imjärvi, Finland

Aarno Heinonen and Esko Viljo were out skiing, when they encountered a 10-foot wide UFO that approached and hovered near them. A bright light beam was the emitted, and a thin, 3-foot tall humanoid creature appeared, carrying a black box with a pulsating yellow light. Severe and extensive physiological effects were suffered by the witnesses after the encounter. Two years later, Heinonen had a series of contacts with a female extraterresrial being.  View full report

Source: Kim Hansen, in Evans and Spencer (1987)   ID: 741
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Physiological Effects, Light Beam, Contact, Witness Photo, Witness Sketch

Korean War battlefield UFO encounter; physiological effects

1951 - Chorwon, Korea, Republic

"We suddenly noticed on our right-hand side what appeared to be a jack-o-lantern come wafting down across the mountain... It had an orange glow in the beginning... But then this object approached us. And it turned a blue-green brilliant light... and then, we were attacked. We were swept by some form of a ray that was emitted in pulses... then I saw it shoot off at a 45 degree angle, that quick, just there and gone."  View full report

Source: John Timmerman, J. Allen Hynek Center For UFO Studies (credit: CNI News)   ID: 1076
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Military, Group Sighting, Light Beam, Physiological Effects, Sound
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