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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'
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