UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 5: 1980 to 2023

UFO/UAP Event Chronology, Part 5: 1980 to Present, v1.46 - Compiled 10/3/2023

An automated compilation by Richard Geldreich, Jr. using public data from Dr. Jacques Vallée,
Pea Research, George M. Eberhart,
Richard H. Hall, Dr. Donald A. Johnson,
Fred Keziah, Don Berliner,
Larry Hatch, NICAP, Thomas R. Adams, George D. Fawcett, Chris Aubeck, Philip L. Rife, Richard Dolan, Jérôme Beau, Godelieve Van Overmeire, and an anonymous individual or group.

Some non-summarized events fall under one of these copyrights:

  • Richard Geldreich, Jr. - Copyright (c) 2023 (events marked "maj2" unless otherwise attributed)
  • Dr. Jacques F. Vallée - Copyright (c) 1993
  • LeRoy Pea - Copyright (c) 9/8/1988 (updated 3/17/2005)
  • George M. Eberhart - Copyright (c) 2022
  • Dr. Donald A. Johnson - Copyright (c) 2012
  • Fred Keziah - Copyright (c) 1958
  • Larry Hatch - Copyright (c) 1992-2002
  • Thomas R. Adams - Copyright (c) 1991
  • Richard Dolan - Copyright (c) 2002
  • Jérôme Beau - Copyright (c) 2000-2023

Update History:

  • v1.46: Adding ~3700 events, translated from the French chronology Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI by Belgian ufologist Godelieve Van Overmeire, 1935-2021. Note these events are from the old HTML version on archive.org, not the larger (10k event) PDF version. It is unclear if these events are copyrighted. I didn’t see a copyright in either the HTML or PDF versions.
  • v1.43: Added ~3160 events, translated from a French chronology to English using OpenAI, from rr0.org. I believe this chronology was composed by Jérôme Beau. Its license is here.
  • v1.40: Added digitized events/newspaper clippings from Frank Scully’s papers at the American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY, summarized the events from the timeline on the Disclosure Diaries website, and added more misc. events. Fixed auto-translation issue in the search page.
  • v1.38: Added a client-side search engine. There are a bunch of features I’m going to add to this engine, for now it can only search for keywords in the desc, location and and reference fields.
  • v1.37: Updated intro text, added total number of events to each event year, added a few 1800’s events.
  • v1.36: Extracted and summarized the events in the book It Didn’t Start with Roswell by Philip L. Rife. Also extracted the military UFO events from Richard Dolan’s book UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941–1973.
  • v1.34: Added more modern events, 1917 Mystery Airplane newspaper articles.
  • v1.33: More events: Events from George D. Fawcett, short AI summaries of Stringfield’s 1978 MUFON symposium presentation, and short AI summaries of the pre-industrial era sighting events from the book Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times.
  • v1.30: Added 203 Mystery Helicopter/mutilation related events (1970’s-1980’s) compiled by author/researcher Thomas R. Adams (1945-2015) (or see here), from his book The Choppers - and the Choppers, Mystery Helicopters and Animal Mutilations, minor fixes
  • v1.28: Added KWIC (Key Word in Context) index.
  • v1.27: Imported Anonymous PDF’s contents, originally from here, with fixed URL’s
  • v1.23-1.24: Added a handful of key historical events, such as Edward Tauss the head of CIA UFO disinformation in the 50’s
  • v1.22: Fixing the date of Dr. Eric W. Davis’s March, 2020 classified briefing to the Senate (I had it listed as March 2019) - info from NY Times. Basic locations added to Eberhart records using OpenAI.
  • v1.20: Split up into 5 parts, to work around iPhone web browser limits. Minor spelling and grammer fixes throughout timeline.
  • v1.15: Eberhart records now have basic locations, thanks to OpenAI’s Davinci-3 AI model. They aren’t perfect, but it’s a good start to geocoding them.
  • v1.14: Added nuclear test data, over 2000 records, from the Worldwide Nuclear Explosions paper by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards. Note the locations in the paper are approximate, and the yields are not super accurate, which are two problems I’ll fix over time. I improved the coordinates of the earliest USA/USSR tests by looking them up from Wikipedia.
  • v1.13: Split up the timeline into 4 parts. Still not the best solution, but it avoids croaking browsers.
  • v1.12: Added *U* database record data, using a custom event description decoder to handle his 1k+ abbreviations and custom syntax
  • v1.11: Crawled all ~10.5k unique URL’s in this timeline using curl and fixed dead URL’s to use archive.org.
  • v1.10: Added NICAP DB data.

Important Notes:

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I’ve split up the timeline into 4 parts, to reduce their sizes: distant past up to 1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1979, and 1980-present.

The majority of the events in this chronology are sighting related, however it’s important to be aware that this is a timeline of
UFO/UAP related events, not necessarily or exclusively UFO sightings. This is not exclusively a UFO sightings timeline or database.

Some sighting reports or events appear multiple times in this timeline because they appear in more than one data source. I view this as a useful feature.

Currently, the events are not sorted by time of day, only by date. Some sources have separate “time” fields, but most don’t. This will be fixed once the event times are automatically extracted from the description fields.

A few events don’t have firm dates, for example “Summer of 1947”, or “Late July 1952”. In these instances the compilation code uses fixed dates I selected for date sorting purposes. (See the code for the specific dates.)

Source Code:

This website is created automatically using a C++ command line tool called “ufojson”. It parses the raw text and Markdown source data to JSON format, which is then converted to a single large web page using pandoc. This tool’s source code and all of the raw source and JSON data is located here on github.

Year Ranges

  1. Part 1: Distant past up to and including 1949
  2. Part 2: 1950 up to and including 1959
  3. Part 3: 1960 up to and including 1969
  4. Part 4: 1970 up to and including 1979
  5. Part 5: 1980 to present

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Year Histogram

Years

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023

Event Timeline


Year: 1980, 725 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 42814 (D64CDDFC)

Date: 1980’s
Location: Area 51
Description: Area-51 workers and widows said that throughout the 1980s the Air Force and its contractors regularly filled 55-gallon drums with toxic wastes, emptied them into football-field size trenches, doused them with jet-fuel and burned them. They claimed that the U.S. Air Force generated and mishandled hazardous substances, and that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take necessary action to enforce the requirements of the resource conservation act against the Air Force.
Type: historical event
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_710

Event 42815 (8267877D)

Date: 1980’s?
Description: The fake USG document AFOSI counterintelligence officer Richard C. Doty delivers to Bennewitz makes its way to the American public and is the subject of various books and media. Doty redirects attention away from AFOSI’s surveillance of U.S. citizens interested in UAP by claiming “NASA” investigated Bennewitz. It was later admitted the NSA investigated Bennewitz and Doty changed the description in the fake document.

Note: AFOSI’s actions against U.S. citizens reduced trust in government among the domestic population over time, fueled anti-government conspiracy theories in popular media, and caused great confusion over who and what controlled access to UAP information after Project Blue Book.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_194

Event 42816 (2CE5E82B)

Date: 1980’s
Description: AFOSI counterintelligence officer Richard C. Doty states the 7602nd Air Intelligence Group at Fort Belvoir, VA conducted psychological operations on U.S. citizens who inadvertently saw classified aerospace projects at the installation. Doty states the 7602nd would stage alien abductions and/or interactions to traumatize civilians near the base who witnessed USG or USG contractor projects.

Note: The term “milab” is used by ufologists and popular culture to describe a similar phenomena reported by some witnesses.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_195

Event 42817 (DF098119)

Date: 1980
Location: USA, Louisiana, at sea
Description: (Translated from French) In 1980, a red glowing ball, the size of a house, descended from the sky to the level of the water in the coastal bay, then slowly circled above a dredger and brushed past fishing boats before suddenly shooting off into the distance. During the UFO’s passage, the onboard radios were dead, and upon the UFO’s sudden departure, there was a sudden explosion of noise. Full report established by the coast guard.
Reference: Mufon, Mufonet BBS 11.3.1993, taken from the Internet
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3097

Event 42818 (D2560942)

Date: 1980
Description: (Translated from French) According to some theses, collaboration between the United States and extraterrestrials is resuming, with the latter agreeing to provide more technology to the United States.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2867

Event 42819 (DE148A4D)

Date: 1980
Description: (Translated from French) Jaime Shandera conducts research for a film on UFOs, and establishes contacts in American military circles.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2868

Event 42820 (5C876F23)

Date: 1980
Location: California
Description: Ann Druffel and D. Scott Rogo publish The Tujunga Canyon Contacts, a report on their investigations into a series of abductions and UFO-related events in California involving several women over a period of 25 years.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Ann Druffel and D. Scott Rogo, The Tujunga Canyon Contacts, Prentice-Hall, 1980; Clark III 415
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6066

Event 42821 (CF7B8B08)

Date: 1980
Location: NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California
Description: Richard F. Haines, an aerospace psychologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, publishes Observing UFOs, a technical book on analyzing UFO reports.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Richard F. Haines, Observing UFOs: An Investigative Handbook, Nelson-Hall, 1980
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6067

Event 42822 (AD3BC647)

Date: 1980
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: Alejandro Agostinelli and Juan Carlos Zabalgoitia establish the Centro de Estudios de Fenómenos Aéreos No Convencionales in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and publish three issues of a boletín informativo.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: CEFANC Boletin Informativo, no. 1 (Jan./March 1980)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6068

Event 42823 (E42F84AA)

Date: 1980
Locations: Russia; Soviet Union
Description: An All-Russian Research Public Organization is launched informally by Russian science-fiction writer Alexander Kazantsev, aerospace engineer Vadim Chernobrov, astronaut Georgy Beregovoy, and other enthusiasts to explore the mysteries of the universe and nature, research new ways of space technology development, and collect information about UFOs and anomalous events in the Soviet Union.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Kosmopoisk
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6069

Event 42824 (3FDFC69C)

Date: 1980
Description: Donald Goldsmith and Tobias Owen publish The Search for Life in the Universe, an open-minded textbook on SETI.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Donald Goldsmith and Tobias Owen, The Search for Life in the Universe, Benjamin/Cummings, 1980; Michael D. Swords, “SETI/ETI and UFOs,” JUFOS 5 (1994): 147–151
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6070

Event 42825 (45E58040)

Date: 1980
Location: Mierzęcice Air Base [now Katowice Airport], Poland
Description: During interception exercises, seven MiG-12s from the Mierzęcice Air Base [now Katowice Airport], Poland, notice a saucer-shaped object with flashing lights approaching them. It has a blue-gray cupola on top and is three times bigger than any of the aircraft. It flies to each of the MiGs and maneuvers around them.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Poland 65
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6071

Event 42826 (2CE6BEF8)

Date: 1/1980
Location: Brazil, Tres Coroas
Description: (Translated from French) At the beginning of 1980, the 30,000 residents of the city of Tres Coroas, south of Rio de Janeiro, experienced the strangest concentration of UFOs ever seen elsewhere. For 20 days, balls of fire followed cars, flames erupted unexpectedly anywhere without causing fires, and squadrons of strange-shaped flying objects flew over the city at varying speeds. A flaming object followed Joao Jose de Nascimento’s car when he was returning home late at night. “I had the feeling that it was trying to capture me,” he said. “I was very scared.” When he got home, his son Vicente told him they had seen “a flying onion” in the sky, with green, orange, and blue lights. (…) Antonio das Gacas Santos, from the military police, hurried to see what was happening at the neighbor’s house, whose garden was violently lit. “I clearly saw a creature, resembling a human being, with its arms outstretched. I could not see any physical details, but I heard a faint cry, like that of a puppy. My neighbor touched the creature and fell back, shocked. I was scared, but it was an unnatural fear, I still get goosebumps when I think about it.”
Reference: Roger BOAR and Nigel BLUNDELLL: “The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries” ed. Hamlyn 1995, p. 135
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3058

Event 42827 (49C2AE59)

Date: 1/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In the night, a resident of Trowbridge is awoken by a giant luminous being, claiming to come from a warring planet. (January)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2869

Event 42828 (9FB5687B)

Date: 1/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: FT. BENNING, GA
Description: Gi / guard duty. Red-orange object hovers / low altitude / 5 minute(s). Going quickly [to] up and away / 45° angle.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 78)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13848

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “94”, HatchDesc: “Ft.BENNING,GA:GI/GUARD DUTY:RED-ORG OBJ HVRS/LO ALT/5min:>> UP+AWAY/45°ANGLE”, LatLong: “32.350002 -84.933337”, LatLongDMS: “32:21:00 N 84:56:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 42829 (0D90E0A4)

Date: 1/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: BELTERRA, BRAZIL
Description: 10 / beach. Disk shines beam going down / river. Going north. Water glows where beam hit.
Type: sighting
Reference: PRATT, Bob: UFO DANGER ZONE - Terror and Death in Brazil. Horus House Press, Madison, WI 1996 (Index 246)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13849

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, RDA: Radiation/high energy fields detected, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “107”, HatchDesc: “BELTERRA,BRZL:10/BEACH:DISK SHINES BEAM↓/RVR:>N:WATER GLOWS WHERE BEAM HIT”, LatLong: “-2.783333 -55.000003”, LatLongDMS: “02:47:00 S 55:00:00 W”, Locale: “Rainforest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PRA”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42830 (5E8730C2)

Date: 1/1980
Location: Lüdenscheid, North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany
Description: The Gemeinschaft zur Erforschung unbekannter Phänomene (later Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des UFO- Phänomens) publishes the first issue of Journal für UFO-Forschung in Lüdenscheid, North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany, which is still in operation in 2022.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Journal für UFO-Forschung, no. 1 (January 1980); Journal für UFO-Forschung website
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6072

Event 42831 (EA186BC3)

Date: 1/1980
Locations: Rio Tapajós; Santarém, Brazil
Description: 11:00 p.m. A Brazilian electronics businessman and 9 others see a disc-shaped object shine a light down on the water near the eastern bank of the Rio Tapajós 30 miles south of Santarém, Brazil. The man, his family, and some relatives are camping at a beach. Several teenagers are still awake, lying in hammocks and talking, when they see the UFO come across the river, stopping about 30 yards from the beach and shining a light on the water 60 feet below. The UFO hovers briefly then begins moving north, parallel to the shore. It travels more than half a mile, with the spotlight shining straight down before it disappears. The light beam leaves a trail of luminescence for several hundred yards.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil—Where Next?, Horus House, 1996, pp. 146–147; Carl W. Feindt, “Beam of Light into a Body of Water,” IUR 33, no. 3 (December 2010): 22–23
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6073

Event 42832 (91506D94)

Date: 1/2/1980
Time: 17:50
Location: CERPY-EN-VALOIS, FR
Description: Several separate observer(s). 22cm orange-glowing ovoid going up / field. Flash and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 210)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13850

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CERPY-en-VALOIS,FR:SVRL SEP.OBS:22cm ORG-GLO OVOID ↑/FIELD:FLASH+AWAY”, LatLong: “49.233336 2.900000”, LatLongDMS: “49:14:00 N 02:54:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Oise”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42833 (137ED214)

Date: 1/3/1980
Time: 20:30
Location: VAN NUYS, CA
Description: 3+4 kids. Huge domed saucer drops 50’ / car. Tilts. Shoots going up. 2 saucers join.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 166)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13851

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “216”, HatchDesc: “VAN NUYS,CA:3+4 KIDS:HUGE DOMED SCR DROPS 50’/CAR:TILTS:SHOOTS↑:2 SCRS JOIN”, LatLong: “34.166668 -118.466672”, LatLongDMS: “34:10:00 N 118:28:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “15”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42834 (DA994B86)

Date: 1/3/1980
Description: In Van Nuys, California a huge, domed disc-shaped object dropped from the sky at 8:30 p.m. to just 50 feet above the car containing three female witnesses. It tilted, then shot up. Two more discs then joined it.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ann Druffel, MUFON UFO Journal, December 1981, p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_66

Event 42835 (DB9760D7)

Date: 1/5/1980
Description: At around five a.m. the witness, a 33-year-old painter living in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England suddenly awoke in his bedroom to see a huge two-meter tall glowing green figure standing at the foot of his bed. It looked to him more like a holographic image than a solid figure. The being apparently communicated with the witness using telepathy. Among the many things mentioned was that his race regularly transported human beings to other planets in order to colonize them. When a planet was in danger of overpopulation they somehow started a war in order to reduce the number of inhabitants on that planet. He also warned that the Earth was in danger of “breaking in half.” Apparently the witness’s wife slept through the entire encounter.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case #3423, citing Jenny Randles
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_144

Event 42836 (6FFBD4C5)

Date: 1/5/1980
Description: A light in the sky flashed and changed colors as it moved over Santa Ponsa, Islas Malgrata, Baleares, Spain at 8:00 p.m. It made upward jumps in an oscillating motion, and would stop cold at times. Three powerful lights in a triangle pattern were higher in the sky, changing color from orange to blue to white, and making left-to-right moves.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Heiden, UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1980, p. 10, citing Baleares, January 6, 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_145

Event 42837 (BA45F0CF)

Date: 1/6/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: OFF AGAY, FR
Description: 6 observer(s). Silent luminous saucer going east. Drops 90° toward(s) beach. Rises / slant going east.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 203)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13852

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “off AGAY,FR:6 OBS:SLNT LUMn.SCR >E :DROPS 90° twrd BEACH:RISES/SLANT >E”, LatLong: “43.400002 6.850000”, LatLongDMS: “43:24:00 N 06:51:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Var”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42838 (E9965914)

Date: 1/10/1980
Time: 06:00
Location: FABBRICO, ITL
Description: Brilliant orange glow = hat saucer / 15-20M altitude. Going north silently. Separate observer(s) / same area.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13853

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “FABBRICO,ITL:BRILL. ORG GLOW=HAT SCR/15-20M alt:>N SILENTLY:sep.obs/same area”, LatLong: “44.866669 10.833334”, LatLongDMS: “44:52:00 N 10:50:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RE”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42839 (08DDDF6E)

Date: 1/10/1980
Time: 17:50
Location: GANGES, FR
Description: Silent plain metallic disk going [to] 100M over vineyards. Tilts toward(s) observer(s) and continues.
Type: sighting
Reference: ROUSSEL, Robert: OVNI, les Verites Cachees. Ed. Albin Michel,Paris 1994 ISBN 2-226-06646-2. 346 pp softback (Index 337)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13854

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “GANGES,FR:SLNT PLAIN MTLC DISK > 100M OVR VINYARDS:TILTS TWRD OBS+CONTINUES”, LatLong: “43.933335 3.700000”, LatLongDMS: “43:56:00 N 03:42:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Hérault”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42840 (15CC8712)

Date: 1/10/1980
Description: The NSA’s Roy R. Banner releases two UFO-related documents to Peter Gersten, but states that the original 18 he has requested are exempt from release because of national security, adding that the NSA is reviewing 79 other documents originating with other federal agencies.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: ClearIntent, pp. 182–187
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6074

Event 42841 (4AF3E14D)

Date: 1/11/1980
Time: 20:50
Location: ST. MANDRIER, FR
Description: 2 observer(s) / (seen thru) binoculars. Silent round dome maneuvers. 1 / 5 moon-size. Going southwest to sea.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 197)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13855

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “St.MANDRIER,FR:2 OBS/BINOCS:SLNT RND DOME MNVRS:1/5 MOONSIZE:>SW TO SEA”, LatLong: “43.066669 5.933334”, LatLongDMS: “43:04:00 N 05:56:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Var”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42842 (AEF07E32)

Date: 1/12/1980
Location: Huayana, Bolivia
Description: A man saw a lenticular-shaped object over him. The UFO projected a beam of light and formed a dome shaped luminous form on the ground, not far from the witness. He was met there by a tall, blond-haired humanoid that had tanned skin and slanted eyes with a very prominent chin (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5273

Event 42843 (700209A1)

Date: 1/12/1980
Description: On this night in the town of Huayana, in the Potosi Valley, Bolivia a man saw a lenticular-shaped object over him. The UFO projected a beam of light and formed a dome shaped luminous form on the ground, not far from the witness. He then experienced strange sensations when he walked inside the light dome. He was met there by a tall, blond-haired humanoid that had tanned skin and slanted eyes with a very prominent chin. The man claimed he had sensations of love and serenity projected to him by the tall humanoid.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 1577, citing Luis Fernando Mostajo, The Missing Link, issue # 124
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_281

Event 42844 (220545CD)

Date: 1/13/1980
Locations: Seminary Nursing Home; Pioneer Road; Red Wing, Minnesota
Description: 9:00 p.m. Brenda Simanski and Janine Mattson quit their shift at the Seminary Nursing Home on Pioneer Road in Red Wing, Minnesota. Standing in the parking lot, they see a star making a bizarre zigzag pattern. It moves above them and they see it is a triangle 15 feet wide and 20 feet long with two white lights in front, blue lights in two of the corners, and a red light between the blue ones. Three other witnesses come out of the building and also watch the object, which leaves slowly and silently to the north-northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:5 Watch Tree-Hovering UFO for 6 Minutes, ‘Won’t Say It’s from Space,’” Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle, January 15, 1980, via UFO Newsclipping Service, no. 128 (March 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6075

Event 42845 (200F8270)

Date: 1/14/1980
Time: 05:00
Location: CHERBOURG, FR
Description: 1+2 observer(s)? Box appears / bedroom. Turns into pseudo-human/entity. Stays / 15 minute(s) and vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 317)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13856

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “CHERBOURG,FR:1+2 OBS?:BOX APPEARS/BEDROOM:TURNS INTO PSH:STAYS/15min+VANISHES”, LatLong: “49.633336 -1.583333”, LatLongDMS: “49:38:00 N 01:35:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Manche”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 42846 (A8560202)

Date: 1/14/1980
Locations: Burnley; Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England
Description: 6:05 a.m. Truck driver William Barrett is on an early delivery run from Burnley to Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, when he hears a deep humming sound. Looking ahead, he sees a machine with flames underneath hovering at a lay-by off the roadside. He slows his truck to a near crawl and moves past the object, which looks like a “toast rack” with curved sides and three red glows emerging from the edge to create a misty fuzziness obscuring the base. Now only 25 feet away, he sees that it has a bell- or tortoiseshell shape with a metallic sheen and a tube sticking up from the top. The red glows emerge from under a rim that runs around the lower part of the object. He can now see two figures standing in front of the object, one standing erect and wearing a uniform with a peaked cap, and the other crouched forward, wearing a silvery-gray jump suit. As he passes, the arc lights on the object start flickering like a disco. His headlights go out, and his mind gets hazier and he loses consciousness. He experiences missing time until he jerks awake sometime around 8:30 a.m.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jenny Randles, “Close Encounter in UFO Alley,” IUR 26, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 3–8, 28–29
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6076

Event 42847 (908D0561)

Date: 1/15/1980 (approximate)
Location: NEAR SOROCABA, BRAZIL
Description: Airman and 3 / car. Phony plane going down / low altitude. Hovers. Cross-shaped and silent.
Type: sighting
Reference: BOLETIM CEPEX. (Qtrly) Centro de Estudios e Pesquisos Exologicos; Sumaro, SP, Brazil. (Index 29)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13857

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “76”, Elev: “598”, HatchDesc: “nr SOROCABA,BRZL:AIRMAN+3/CAR:PHONY PLANE ↓/LO ALT:HVRS:CROSS-SHAPED+SLNT”, LatLong: “-23.483334 -47.450002”, LatLongDMS: “23:29:00 S 47:27:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “São Paulo”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42848 (048867A1)

Date: 1/17/1980
Locations: Santiago, Chile; Eastern Suburbs of Santiago, Chile
Description: 10:30 p.m. Chilean astronomer Fernando Noël is at his home in the eastern suburbs of Santiago, Chile, when he sees a luminous point of light at 20° elevation moving from southwest to west. It is silent and resembles a satellite. He calls two other witnesses, during which time the object disappears. At 10:45 p.m., he sees a bright light moving slowly toward the zenith. Looking more closely, he sees it is actually a group of 30 objects in a V- formation. Each individual light of the group is pale white with a slight tint of yellow. The formation moves from 20° above the western horizon to about 20° above the eastern horizon before disappearing gradually. The duration is approximately 2 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Unidentified Atmospheric Phenomena Observed by an Astronomer,” Journal of Scientific Exploration 7, no. 4 (1993): 439–441
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6077

Event 42849 (76236A94)

Date: 1/20/1980
Time: 18:00
Location: LA CHAPELLE-BASSE-MER, FR
Description: 5M saucer hovers / water tower / 4 minute(s). Glows. Quickly going up [to] fast. / LDLN#194.
Type: sighting
Reference: ROUSSEL, Robert: OVNI, les Verites Cachees. Ed. Albin Michel,Paris 1994 ISBN 2-226-06646-2. 346 pp softback (Index 339)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13858

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “4”, HatchDesc: “La CHAPELLE-BASSE-MER,FR:5M SCR HVRS/WATER TOWER/4min:GLOWS:↑↑ FAST:/LDLN#194”, LatLong: “47.266669 -1.333333”, LatLongDMS: “47:16:00 N 01:20:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Loire Atlantique”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42850 (7CE3F9CA)

Date: 1/21/1980
Location: PORTUGAL, Matosinhos
Description: (Translated from French) The witness, an employee at the hospital in this city, observed a white light projected by a UFO towards the top of a tree. The crown of leaves seemed to be drawn towards this light. The UFO had the shape of the planet Saturn.
Reference: collaboration of Larry Fenwick, CUFORN, Joaquim Fernandes, CNIFO, Willy Smith, UNICAT Project; listing by Victor Lourenço
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3059

Event 42851 (A9F30CD4)

Date: 1/21/1980
Location: MATOSINHOS, PORTUGL
Description: Saturn-saucer beams white light going down / tree. Tree seems attracted to UFO.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 245)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13859

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “MATOSINHOS,PORTUGL:SATURN-SCR BEAMS WHT LITE↓/TREE:TREE SEEMS ATTRACTED TO UFO”, LatLong: “41.166669 -8.666667”, LatLongDMS: “41:10:00 N 08:40:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Beira littoral”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 42852 (FF56E76E)

Date: 1/21/1980
Time: 18:40
Location: SHANGHAI, CH
Description: 2 observer(s). Silent star zigzags forward. Shoots beams. Lost from sight behind buildings.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13860

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SHANGHAI,CH:2 OBS:SLNT STAR ZIGZAGS FWD:SHOOTS BEAMS:LOST fm SIGHT BHND BLDGS”, LatLong: “31.250001 121.416672”, LatLongDMS: “31:15:00 N 121:25:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SHG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42853 (B81AC84E)

Date: 1/21/1980
Locations: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Pioneer Trail; Longview Drive
Description: 11:40 p.m. Seven women are driving home in two cars from a bridge game near Council Bluffs, Iowa. The first car with six witnesses, including Marilyn Anderson, sees a cluster of lights in the western sky as they are driving on Pioneer Trail. The lights are hovering about 200–300 feet above a bluff less than a city block away. When they stop the car to get out for a closer look, the lights speed away to the southwest. The seventh woman, in a separate car behind them, does not see the lights, but Anderson tells her about them when she pulls up. She continues driving home, but when she gets to Longview Drive, her car stalls, and the radio and lights go out. She restarts the car, but it stalls out another quarter-mile away. A bright orange light appears in a cornfield about 900 feet away with an intensity that hurts her eyes. Scared, she locks herself inside the car and passes out. When she wakes up, her car is turned sideways across the road, but she is able to drive it home. She can still see the orange light from her kitchen window, but she has some blotches and redness on her skin that fades by 4:20 a.m.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Possible Abduction in Iowa,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1980): 13–14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6078

Event 42854 (0885CA7B)

Date: 1/23/1980
Description: Peter Gersten files an appeal with the NSA to release more UFO material.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: ClearIntent, p. 187
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6079

Event 42855 (DCBA11CD)

Date: 1/24/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: KEKU STRAIT, AK
Description: 300+observer(s). Red fireball slows and hovers. 90° turn and away fast. Classic saucer / (seen thru) binoculars.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 963)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13861

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “KEKU STRAIT,AK:300+OBS:RED FBL SLOWS+HVRS:90°TURN+AWAY FAST:CLASSIC SCR/BINOCS”, LatLong: “56.500003 -133.700006”, LatLongDMS: “56:30:00 N 133:42:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alaska”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42856 (812B809F)

Date: 1/24/1980
Locations: Western Sahara; 20–30 miles off the coast of Western Sahara
Description: 1:00 p.m. A. Golotikin is working as a mechanic aboard the Brilliant, a Russian fishing trawler operating 20–30 miles off the coast of Western Sahara. He and the rest of the crew see a black, cigar-shaped object moving slowly toward the ship in complete silence. They watch it for 5–7 minutes through binoculars, then it disappears as it gets closer to the ship.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Stonehill and Mantle, Russia’s USO Secrets, Flying Disk, 2020, pp. 15–16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6080

Event 42857 (92728B30)

Date: 1/25/1980
Time: 01:20
Location: NEAR WELLINGTON, PEI
Description: 1 / car. Red-glow 40’ saucer paces car 2k’ away / 180’ altitude. Several turns.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 961)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13862

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “25”, Elev: “14”, HatchDesc: “nr WELLINGTON,PEI:1/CAR:RED-GLOW 40’SCR PACES CAR 2k’away/180’alt:svrl turns”, LatLong: “46.461113 -64.000003”, LatLongDMS: “46:27:40 N 64:00:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “45”, State/Prov: “Prince Edward Island”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42858 (1DB846A2)

Date: 1/28/1980
Time: 04:20
Location: LA RACINE, FR
Description: 1M orange-glow Lima-bean going northwest up D34 / several km. Follows terrain / 35M altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 207)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13863

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “La RACINE,FR:1M ORG-GLOW LIMA-BEAN >NW UP D34/SVRL km:folos terrain/35M alt”, LatLong: “48.100002 6.483334”, LatLongDMS: “48:06:00 N 06:29:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Vosges”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42859 (FE6F06F9)

Date: 1/28/1980
Time: 19:10
Location: NORTHWEST / GRANDRIEUX, FR
Description: 4M cylinder/cylindrical object-saucer follows cars up and down N377. Ringed / square windows.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 214)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13864

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “80”, HatchDesc: “NW/GRANDRIEUX,FR:4M CYL-SCR FOLOS CARS UP+DOWN N377:RINGED/SQR WINDOWS”, LatLong: “49.766669 4.166667”, LatLongDMS: “49:46:00 N 04:10:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Aisne”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42860 (BDB0720D)

Date: 1/28/1980
Time: 21:10
Location: AURILLAC, FR
Description: Luminous orange sphere passes. Shines beam down. Separate night light hovers high overhead.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 204)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13865

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc.

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “AURILLAC,FR:LUMN.ORG.SPHERE PASSES:SHINES BEAM DOWN:SEP.NLT HVRS HI OVHD:”, LatLong: “44.916669 2.450000”, LatLongDMS: “44:55:00 N 02:27:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Cantal”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42861 (E309C1B2)

Date: 1/28/1980
Description: Three UFO encounters were reported in France on this day in 1980. The first occurred in La Racine at 4:20 a.m. An orange, glowing, lima bean shaped UFO flew up highway D34 for several kilometers in a northwesterly direction, closely following the terrain. At 7:10 p.m. near Grandrieux, a four-meter diameter cylinder-shaped disc followed a car up and down route N377. Several square windows ringed the UFO. Later, at Aurillac around 9:10 p.m. a luminous orange sphere flew by closely while shining down a beam of light. Meanwhile, several nocturnal lights hovered high overhead.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1981, July 1981, and issue #214.
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_560

Event 42862 (B1FD1A52)

Date: 1/29/1980
Description: At ten p.m. three National Telephone Company officials, Gomez, Polar, and Aguilar, on the highway between the towns of Desaguadero and Pomata, Peru saw a bright circular UFO with red and white lights on the bottom hover stationary at 1000 meters altitude. It went behind a cloud for three minutes, then was observed for five more minutes as it flew over Lake Titicaca.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Heiden, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 13; translating El Commercio, February 16, 1980; Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 14, translating La Razon, February 15, 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_584

Event 42863 (2285F1B7)

Date: 2/1980
Location: NALCHIK, RUSSIA
Description: Saucer has halo / edge. Hovers / 3000’ / 4 minute(s). Going quickly [to] up and sideways. Stops / 5 minute(s). Going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: JUSA-CISAAF TRANSLATIONs (from Russian). (Index 424)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13866

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “NALCHIK,RUSS:SCR HAS HALO/EDGE:HVRS/3000’/4min:>>UP+SIDEWAYS:STOPS/5min:>>N”, LatLong: “43.533335 43.583335”, LatLongDMS: “43:32:00 N 43:35:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TLC”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42864 (C689D339)

Date: 2/1980
Time: 12:00?
Location: WINCHESTER, TN
Description: 12 cops and more/others / 2 counties. Saucer hovers and zips about. Impossible turns.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 142)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13867

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, TCH: New technical details/clues, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “294”, HatchDesc: “WINCHESTER,TN:12 COPS++/2 COUNTIES:SCR HOVERS+ZIPS ABOUT:IMPOSSIBLE TURNS.”, LatLong: “35.183335 -86.111115”, LatLongDMS: “35:11:00 N 86:06:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Tennessee”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42865 (C2BD848E)

Date: 2/1980
Location: Australia
Description: The Australian Centre for UFO Studies begins publishing the Journal of the Australian Centre for UFO Studies, edited by Harry Griesberg and Keith Basterfield, until at least November 1985.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Journal of the Australian Centre for UFO Studies 1, no. 1 (February 1980)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6081

Event 42866 (8A765E52)

Date: 2/2/1980
Description: Two aliens briefly paralyzed a female witness in Araguari, Brazil. The beings were described as being a little bit over one meter in height and having large heads. They used a small object that emitted a luminous beam.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing Revista Brasileira de Ufologia
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_671

Event 42867 (3F0C2E97)

Date: 2/3/1980
Time: 02:00
Location: VAL D’AJOL TO/FROM RUPT, FR
Description: Orange disk going down [to] in front of car. Leads the way! Then going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13868

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “VAL d’AJOL><RUPT,FR:ORG.DISK ↓ IN FRONT OF CAR:leads the way!:THEN >>N”, LatLong: “47.950002 6.616667”, LatLongDMS: “47:57:00 N 06:37:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Vosges”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42868 (19DA2068)

Date: 2/3/1980
Time: 02:50
Location: NEAR WECKOLSHEIM, FR
Description: 3 / car. 18M saucer going down / angle. Nearly hits road. Slowly nears car…
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 197)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13869

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “nr WECKOLSHEIM,FR:3/CAR:18M SCR ↓/ANGLE:NEARLY HITS ROAD:SLOWLY NEARS CAR…”, LatLong: “48.000002 7.500000”, LatLongDMS: “48:00:00 N 07:30:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haut-Rhin”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42869 (764AA9DE)

Date: 2/5/1980
Time: 17:40
Location: HARBIN, CH
Description: Also 8 Feb. '80. Several observer(s). Red star maneuvers and spins. Shoots streaks / gas. Retreats.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 147)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13870

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “HARBIN,CH:+8FEB80:SVRL OBS:RED STAR MNVRS+SPINS:SHOOTS STREAKS/GAS:RETREATS”, LatLong: “45.733336 126.627784”, LatLongDMS: “45:44:00 N 126:37:40 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HLJ”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 42870 (E1DD87A7)

Date: 2/6/1980
Location: PORTUGAL, Montargil
Description: (Translated from French) At 11 o’clock, the 55-year-old farmer Paveo, like every day, was with the sheep in the pasture when he heard a strange noise and his sheepdog was in a panic. Mr. Pavao then understood that something unusual was happening behind him. Turning back as quickly as possible, he was surprised to find two motionless entities, standing 2.4 meters tall, looking at him fixedly. They were completely dressed in gray, but their faces were uncovered and seemed close to human. Except for the eyes and skin color, which were different. They had huge hairy hands. The strange entities approached the witness, seeming friendly and touched his right shoulder and other parts of his body. They spoke a kind of language made of modulations resembling the human voice. At this moment the witness saw that they had teeth and that they moved their lips to speak. One of the entities pointed to the sheep and Mr. Pavao, thinking that he wanted to know the name of the animals, told them. The entities laughed and talked. (…) This event was the cause of nightmares for this witness.
Reference: collaboration of Larry Fenwick, CUFORN, Joaquim Fernandes, CNIFO, Willy Smith, UNICAT Project; listing of Victor Lourenço
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3060

Event 42871 (F174DD88)

Date: 2/6/1980
Time: 11:00
Location: MONTARGIL, PORTUGAL
Description: Farmer meets 2 8’ beings. No helmets. Vanish when dog summoned.
Type: sighting
Reference: LOURENCO, Victor: The PORTUCAT CATALOG; (BBS Download). (Index 246)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13871

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, GNT: Giant: Large/tall alien, CVS: Conversation/communication, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “MONTARGIL,PORTUGAL:FARMER MEETS 2 8’BEINGS:NO HELMETS:VANISH WHEN DOG SUMMONED”, LatLong: “39.083335 -8.200000”, LatLongDMS: “39:05:00 N 08:12:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “AAL”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 42872 (603C5BD2)

Date: 2/6/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: NEAR REDBANK, NB
Description: Diamond 40M over trees / roadside follows car. Partial electro-magnetic effect (EME). Flies away.
Type: sighting
Reference: LEDGER, Don: MARITIME UFO FILES: 1998 Nimbus Publ. Ltd. Halifax, NS. ISBN 1-55109-269-7 162pp. trade paper. (Index 130)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13872

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “12”, HatchDesc: “nr REDBANK,NB:DIAMOND 40M ovr TREES/ROADSIDE FOLOS CAR:PARTIAL EME:flies away”, LatLong: “46.916669 -65.833336”, LatLongDMS: “46:55:00 N 65:50:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “45”, State/Prov: “New Brunswick”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42873 (6D133C70)

Date: 2/6/1980
Description: Mr. Pavao, a 55-year old farmer from Montargil, Portugal had just left his farm and was taking his sheep to the fields at around eleven o’clock in the morning. He heard a noise and had a feeling that something was happening behind him. At the same time his dog started to panic. He turned and was surprised to see two eight-foot tall humanoids standing close to him and staring at him. The humanoids looked very strong and were dressed in gray suits. Their faces looked human except their eyes and skin appeared different. Their hands were hairy and very big. The beings approached him with friendly gestures and touched his left shoulder and several other parts of his body. At the same time they spoke in an unknown language with a modulation similar to human speech. One of the beings then pointed to the sheep, and Mr. Pavao told him the type of animal it was. Meanwhile the two beings kept talking and laughing. The witness then gave an order to his dog to fetch one of the sheep. When he looked back towards the beings he saw an intense flash of light that blinded him for a few seconds. After that the beings had vanished.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 2378, citing Victor Laurenco, PORTUCAT
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_727

Event 42874 (0F5CB9DC)

Date: 2/7/1980
Location: Glenalta horse ranch near Stirling, South Australia
Description: 9:50 p.m. Daryl Browne, a ranch hand at the Glenalta horse ranch near Stirling, South Australia, is watching TV when he hears dogs howling and timber crashing outside. His two guard dogs are howling in fear. Outside he sees a yellow half-moon-shaped object about 25–30 feet long. It is 100 feet up in the branches of a 230-foot-tall cypress tree, branches bending under its weight. The trunk shows large gouges. Browne calls the police, but the object is gone by the time they arrive. For 2 days, Browne’s dogs refuse to go near the tree.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFO Smashes Tree in Australia,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1980): 16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6082

Event 42875 (F91A4781)

Date: 2/8/1980
Time: 18:20
Location: CUGNAUX, FR
Description: 2 observer(s). Silent brilliant green cylinder/cylindrical object leaves (something behind) red trail / sky. Going quickly east rising. / FSRv24#12.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13873

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CUGNAUX,FR:2 OBS:SLNT BRILL.GRN CYL LVS RED TRAIL/SKY:>>E RISING:/FSRv24#12”, LatLong: “43.533335 1.350000”, LatLongDMS: “43:32:00 N 01:21:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haute Garonne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42876 (5F4DFD4E)

Date: 2/11/1980
Time: ~18:00
Location: SANTIAGO, CHL
Description: Fleet / huge pear-shapes stop / 3 minute(s). Away fast. Boat found / no crew.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13874

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ABD: Human or animal abduction

Extra Data: Country: “Chile”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “521”, HatchDesc: “SANTIAGO,CHL:FLEET/HUGE PEAR-SHAPES STOP/3min:AWAY FAST:BOAT FOUND/no crew”, LatLong: “-33.450002 -70.650003”, LatLongDMS: “33:27:00 S 70:39:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SNT”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42877 (C45692B2)

Date: 2/11/1980
Time: 23:40
Location: SOUTH / COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Description: Car malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Orange light / field. 30 minute(s) / missing time. Observer’s face red. / MJ#262.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 964)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13875

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “35”, Elev: “378”, HatchDesc: “S/COUNCIL BLUFFS,IA:CAR EMEs:ORG LITE/FIELD:30min/MST:OBS’FACE RED:/MJ#262”, LatLong: “41.166669 -95.833338”, LatLongDMS: “41:10:00 N 95:50:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Iowa”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 42878 (AFC26531)

Date: 2/11/1980
Location: Botafuegos, Spain
Description: A man spotted a low flying whitish-orange luminous object lifting off from some nearby woods. Minutes later the object divided into three separate luminous sections, then re-united again into one luminous spot. Near the ground two huge man-like silhouettes appeared in front of the lights. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5275

Event 42879 (15E8F1ED)

Date: 2/11/1980
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Description: Brilliant orange light in field, memory loss, physiological effects. MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, pp. 20-21; Omaha, Nebr., Morning World-Herald, Feb. 14, 1980 (E,R,L) car (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5277

Event 42880 (0FCF2FD5)

Date: 2/11/1980
Location: Rio Negro province, Arg
Description: A man was driving home when he noticed a strong glowly light over a field 200 meters away, on the left side of his truck and at about 30 meters altitude. He blacked out and remembered entities. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5278

Event 42881 (AD2ECD01)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: At around 4 p.m. a woman in Bisuschio, Italy went outside to hang some linen to dry and was looking towards a nearby hill when she saw a strange dwarf creature in a tree about 50 meters away. He was about 30-40 cm tall, and was wearing black clothing. She went back inside and looked at the creature again out a window, at the same time calling her son to come see. She also called her mother in-law on the telephone. The boy observed the tree with a pair of binoculars but was unable to distinguish any additional features. The being appeared to move from branch to branch, and then seemed to stand on a very thin branch that appeared incapable of supporting his weight. The humanoid looked to be trying to conceal his face with his hand. He soon disappeared from sight.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing Denys Breysse, Project Becassine
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_834

Event 42882 (1D338677)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: In Botafuegos, Spain later that same night five witnesses, including Rafael Tobajas, spotted a low flying whitish-orange luminous object lifting off from some nearby woods. Minutes later the object divided into three separate luminous sections, then re-united again into one luminous spot. Using a pair of binoculars, they watched the lighted object descend in a falling leaf motion. Near the ground two huge man-like silhouettes appeared in front of the lights. They were grayish in color and over three meters in height. They made huge leaps and strides over the ground, jumping easily over obstacles, but they seemed to move in slow motion and stayed in front of the luminous orbs of lights. According to Tobajas, the humanoid forms stopped briefly by a small creek and seemed to bend down several times. The humanoids suddenly began running at witnesses, who became terrified and drove away frantically from the area. The tall gray humanoid forms persisted in chasing the witness’s vehicle for several minutes. Tobajas reportedly encountered similar humanoid figures at night, one year later.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing Dr. Jimenez del Oso and J. J. Benitez
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_835

Event 42883 (3D77BCB1)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: At 10:00 p.m. Carlos Vommaro, age 22, was driving home from dinner at his girlfriend’s house westbound on Route 22 between the towns of Ingeniero Huergo and Cervantes in Rio Negro province, Argentina when he noticed a strong glowly light over a field 200 meters away, on the left side of his truck and at about 30 meters altitude. He described the object as having two big “L” structures with a luminous rectangular form inside. The edges of the luminous “L’s” seemed to be covered in a diffused vapor that seemed to reflect the light. Perplexed, Vommaro watched the object as it came parallel to him. Vommaro then decided to escape, speeding up to about 60 mph when suddenly everything around him became dark and he blacked out. When Vommaro woke up he found himself leaning over the steering wheel. The light was now on top of the vehicle, and suddenly from the area of the luminous rectangular area a beam of light shot out, which seemed to spread out in width the further away it got. The beam of light covered the vehicle, but not its interior; it seems to be stronger at the point of origin. Terrified, Vommaro jumped out of his vehicle, running for help but the road is completely deserted. A couple of minutes later he saw a car approaching from the direction of General Roca, and he frantically tried to flag down the car. The car slowed down briefly, but then sped away. Perhaps the approaching driver had seen the luminous object still hovering above the road. After coming to his senses Vommaro now realized he was outside of the town of Cervantes, located more than 15 km away from were he had been, and he has about an hour of missing time he can’t account for. When he got home his dogs reacted strangely, did not seem to recognize him, and attempted to attack him. The next day he suffered from lack of appetite, weakness, lumbar back pain, and leg pain. There was also some damage to his car. There were numerous other UFO reports that evening from Argentina and Chile.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1980, p. 14, citing Rio Negro, February 16, 1980; Philip J. Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 20; Alejandro Chionetti, UFO Press, issue # 12, April 1983
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_836

Event 42884 (C8D3DCCE)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: Thirty-two people, including the mayor of Ahilinco, Neuquen province, Argentina saw an object shaped with a triangle high in the sky over the Andes Mountains shortly before 11:00 p.m. It remained motionless for three minutes, then the triangle disappeared leaving the lights visible. After several more minutes the lights gyrated and blinked out, and they could see the dark triangle again silhouetted against the background.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing Cronica, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 19
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_837

Event 42885 (E70E7E5A)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: At 11:00 p.m. another triangular UFO was seen in Chamical, La Rioja province, Argentina. The triangular object surrounded by light blue luminosity, with reddish hues, left behind a long smoke trail. It was seen by over 200 witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing Diario Cuyo, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 20
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_838

Event 42886 (965CFDA6)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: At 11:30 p.m. Dr. Martinez and his family in El Medano, Catamarca province, Argentina saw an enormous orange ball of light that cast three beams of light, one left and one right, and then one down. After several minutes it shot away at incredible speed parallel to the horizon.There was a total of 10 witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 15, citing El Sol, February 15, 1980; Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 21
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_839

Event 42887 (1FD3F41D)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: At 11:45 p.m. witnesses in San Vicente, Santiago del Estero, Argentina saw a trangular object shine intermittent green, red, yellow lights toward the ground. It remained motionless for five minutes, then disappeared quickly.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Phillip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, p. 21
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_840

Event 42888 (F972A8A5)

Date: 2/11/1980
Description: A woman driving on Highway G66 in Council Bluffs, Iowa encountered an orange UFO at 11:40 p.m. Her car lights and engine experienced electrical difficulties and she underwent a 32 minute lapse of time.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Omaha (NE) Morning World-Herald, Feb. 14, 1980; APRO Bulletin, April 1980, p. 5; MUFON UFO Journal, February 1990, pp. 20-21; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 258
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_841

Event 42889 (BF80DA67)

Date: 2/13/1980
Time: 07:10
Location: ETAULIERS, FR
Description: Customs agent / car. Silent 5M saucer-disk / 120M altitude stops. Going north / 45kph.
Type: sighting
Reference: ROUSSEL, Robert: OVNI, les Verites Cachees. Ed. Albin Michel,Paris 1994 ISBN 2-226-06646-2. 346 pp softback (Index 341)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13876

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “ETAULIERS,FR:CUSTOMS AGENT/CAR:SLNT 5M SCR-DISK/120M alt STOPS:>N/45kph:”, LatLong: “45.216669 -0.566667”, LatLongDMS: “45:13:00 N 00:34:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haute Garonne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42890 (020A9C9E)

Date: 2/14/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Launch of SMM (Solar Maximum Mission) for the study of solar eruptions. (February 14)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2870

Event 42891 (D8F2EAF2)

Date: 2/18/1980
Time: 21:50
Location: OVID, NY
Description: Many observer(s). Orange 5’ ovoid / 30’ altitude 150’ away. Away quickly going up. Eyes bloodshot. / MJ#262.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 963)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13877

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “324”, HatchDesc: “OVID,NY:MANY OBS:ORG 5’OVOID/30’alt 150’AWAY:AWAY ↑↑:EYES BLOODSHOT:/MJ#262”, LatLong: “42.677780 -76.822226”, LatLongDMS: “42:40:40 N 76:49:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “9”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42892 (640ADA82)

Date: 2/20/1980
Time: 02:00
Location: BRIX, FR
Description: 1 observer. Luminous blue church-bell object going up and down [to] several times / low altitude. Departure unseen.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 203)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13878

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BRIX,FR:1 OBS:LUMn.BLUE CHURCH-BELL OBJ ↑+↓ SVRL TIMES/LO ALT:departure unseen”, LatLong: “49.550002 -1.583333”, LatLongDMS: “49:33:00 N 01:35:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Manche”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42893 (305CABA7)

Date: 2/20/1980 (approximate)
Time: 15:40
Location: DOUCHY-LES-MINES, FR
Description: 1 observer only. Metallic 20M cylinder/cigar-shape follows busy highway N29 going [to] east-northeast / low altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13879

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “DOUCHY-les-MINES,FR:1 OBS ONLY:MTLC 20M CGR FOLOS BUSY HWY N29 >ENE/lo alt:”, LatLong: “50.300002 3.383333”, LatLongDMS: “50:18:00 N 03:23:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nord”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42894 (8B269D5E)

Date: 2/21/1980
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Description: 11:15 a.m. An 11-year-old girl getting ready for bed in Stamford, Connecticut, looks through a window and sees a large white oval of light low in the west-northwest sky, apparently four times the size of the moon. Her grandmother joins her and watches the object, which is swinging with a pendulum motion. It is still visible about 30 minutes later. The family’s German shepherd dog barks continually at it while it is visible and for 20 minutes after it is last viewed.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Allan Hendry, “Unusual Backyard Visitor,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 2 (June 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6083

Event 42895 (9B3B8D6E)

Date: 2/23/1980
Time: 18:03:00.0
Location: -22.0000 -139.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Thysets” Yield: 5KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1928

Extra Data: LatLong: “-22.0000 -139.0000”, LatLongDMS: “22:00:00 S 139:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “Thysets”, NukeSource: “CEA/DAM”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “5”

Event 42896 (F42D1E08)

Date: 2/25/1980
Locations: Youngsville, Pennsylvania; quarter mile west of Youngsville, Pennsylvania
Description: 2:30 p.m. Oil worker Rusty Pennington is watching a pump a quarter mile west of Youngsville, Pennsylvania. Suddenly he hears an explosion that lasts only a split second and sees a domed disc to the left of his truck. He estimates the object is 20 feet wide and 6–8 feet high. Flying at treetop level, it streaks silently downward from southwest to northeast and disappears in the distance.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Daylight Disc in Pennsylvania,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6084

Event 42897 (B06F0873)

Date: 2/25/1980
Description: On a cloudy day at 2:30 p.m. in Youngsville, Pennsylvania a 23-year old man, R. Pennington, heard an explosion mixed with a whining noise, and then saw a 20-foot wide disc with a transparent dome on top out of his truck window. The trajectory of the UFO continued to follow a 250 kW electric transmission line.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: International UFO Reporter, August 1980, p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1113

Event 42898 (7C5FFAC3)

Date: 2/28/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: CURRIE, NV
Description: 2 observer(s). Potato ovoid 100’ overhead zaps truck-bed and paces. Gauges etc. electro-magnetic effect (EME.)
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 321)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13880

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “1768”, HatchDesc: “CURRIE,NV:2 OBS:POTATO OVOID 100’OVHD ZAPS TRUCK-BED+PACES:GAUGES etc EME”, LatLong: “40.266669 -114.744450”, LatLongDMS: “40:16:00 N 114:44:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nevada”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 42899 (C5F5BFCB)

Date: 2/28/1980
Time: 15:00:00.1
Location: 37.1265 -116.0885
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Tarko” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_856

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1265 -116.0885”, LatLongDMS: “37:07:35 N 116:05:19 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.37”, NukeMb: “4.40”, NukeName: “Tarko”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 42900 (760888E2)

Date: 2/28/1980
Location: U.S.
Description: The National Enquirer runs an article, “Former Intelligence Officer Reveals ‘I picked up wreckage of UFO that exploded over U.S.’” that includes a portion of a December 1979 interview by Bob Pratt with Jesse Marcel Sr. as a pre-publication teaser for Berlitz and Moore’s forthcoming book.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Patrick Gross, “Roswell 1947: First Ufologists Investigations
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6085

Event 42901 (AE00FBE7)

Date: 3/1980
Time: 20:30
Location: VIX, FR
Description: 2 teens. Dark ovoid with 2 light beams. Hovers and rumbles and shoots going quickly northeast. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v24#2.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13881

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “4”, HatchDesc: “VIX,FR:2 TEENS:DRK OVOID W/2 LITE BEAMS:HVRS+RUMBLES+SHOOTS >>NE:/FSR v24#2”, LatLong: “46.366669 -0.850000”, LatLongDMS: “46:22:00 N 00:51:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Vendée”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42902 (85A52783)

Date: 3/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: FOIANO, ITL
Description: 2 observer(s). 50cm disk spins / tilt over oak tree / rain / 30 minute(s). Beam. Suddenly going quickly.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13882

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “FOIANO,ITL:2 OBS:50cm DISK SPINS/TILT ovr OAK TREE/RAIN/30min:BEAM:SUDDENLY >>”, LatLong: “43.250002 11.816667”, LatLongDMS: “43:15:00 N 11:49:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “AR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42903 (49717106)

Date: 3/1980
Description: Nanotechnologist Robert A. Freitas Jr. advocates searching for alien probes or artifacts on planets, satellites, and asteroids because it is more cost-effective than looking for distant radio signals.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Interstellar Probes: A New Approach to SETI,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 33 (1980): 95–100
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6086

Event 42904 (56D621B5)

Date: Early 3/1980
Location: Bulverde, Texas
Description: 9:45 p.m. Fred Wirth Jr. steps outside his home in Bulverde, Texas, and sees a large orange glow 45° up in the northern sky about 100 feet above his property, lighting it up with an orange glow. After hovering silently, it shoots up in the air and stops, now appearing as a red, blinking dot. His wife joins him but instantly becomes nauseous and throws up. He starts sweating profusely.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Strange Reactions to Huge Glow,” IUR/Probe, September 1980, pp. 74–75
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6087

Event 42905 (A9167A2F)

Date: 3/3/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: LODZ, POLAND
Description: 3 observer(s) / 3 hours. Classic saucer near houses. 2 beams going down. Orbs follow electric lines.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 266)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13883

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Poland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “180”, HatchDesc: “LODZ,POLAND:3 OBS/3hrs:CLASSIC SCR nr HOUSES:2 BEAMS ↓:ORBS FOLO ELEC.LINES”, LatLong: “51.783336 19.500001”, LatLongDMS: “51:47:00 N 19:30:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LDZ”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42906 (A63D1524)

Date: 3/3/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: RIO PIEDRAS, PR
Description: Large and small webfoot figure(s) glide. Study chickens. All observer(s) drowsy / r82p73.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 325)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13884

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “27”, HatchDesc: “RIO PIEDRAS,PR:LRG+SML WEBFOOT FIGs GLIDE:STUDY CHICKENS:all obs drowsy/r82p73”, LatLong: “18.400001 -66.066670”, LatLongDMS: “18:24:00 N 66:04:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Puerto Rico”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 42907 (B7399D2C)

Date: 3/3/1980
Time: 17:56:00.0
Location: -22.0000 -139.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Adraste” Yield: 5KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1929

Extra Data: LatLong: “-22.0000 -139.0000”, LatLongDMS: “22:00:00 S 139:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “Adraste”, NukeSource: “CEA/DAM”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “5”

Event 42908 (6A2599DC)

Date: 3/3/1980
Description: Four family members of a family in Buen Consejo, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico were awakened at midnight by noises on their patio where they kept caged rabbits. When they looked out they were stunned to see five strange looking beings inspecting the cages. Two of the beings were five feet tall and the others were three tall and more heavy-set. The tall thin creatures wore brown one-piece brown outfits, and had grayish skin with large ears, large eyes, and large flat noses with large thick lips. Their fingers were large and were connected by a thin membrane. Both carried a bright metallic-looking sphere in their right hands. The smaller beings were similar in appearance, except they had large bright medallions hanging from their necks and belts. A fifth witness later saw the same five beings enter a landed disc-shaped craft on a roadway near the village.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 72, citing Jorge Martin, Enigma, issue # 1
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1283

Event 42909 (45953E30)

Date: 3/6/1980
Time: 13:00?
Location: WARREN, AZ
Description: 3 / truck. Disk hovers / mine tailings. Follows mountain ridge. Turns on edge. Going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: FILER’s FILES: George A. Filer: MUFON Eastern Dir. (Index 930)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13885

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), TLP: Telepathy, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “1511”, HatchDesc: “WARREN,AZ:3/TRUCK:DISK HVRS/MINE TAILINGS:FOLOS Mtn RIDGE:TURNS on EDGE:>>S”, LatLong: “31.416668 -109.866672”, LatLongDMS: “31:25:00 N 109:52:00 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42910 (C5041C4A)

Date: 3/6/1980
Time: 20:40
Location: HUDSON, NH
Description: 1 observer. Disk drifts going east. Low steady humming. 2.5cm / arms length. 2nd object going west.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR: NICAP: Kensington, MD & Washington, DC [defunct]. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Index 963)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13886

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “61”, HatchDesc: “HUDSON,NH:1 OBS:DISK DRIFTS >E:LOW STEADY HUM:2.5cm/ARMS LENGTH:2nd OBJ >W”, LatLong: “42.766669 -71.433337”, LatLongDMS: “42:46:00 N 71:26:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Hampshire”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42911 (E97F206B)

Date: 3/6/1980
Location: Warren, Az
Description: A disc hovered over mine tailings in Warren and then flew along the ridge of a mountain. It turned on its edge and flew off to the south. The entire sighting lasted eight minutes. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5280

Event 42912 (45527F19)

Date: 3/6/1980
Location: Hudson, NH
Description: On this night a witness reported seeing a slow flying disc-shaped UFO over the town. The object made a low, steady humming sound. A second object was seen flying toward the west. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5281

Event 42913 (49034E9E)

Date: 3/6/1980
Description: A disc hovered over mine tailings in Warren, Arizona at around 1 p.m. and then flew along the ridge of a mountain. It turned on its edge and flew off to the south. The entire sighting lasted eight minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: George Filer, Filer’s Files, volume 9, issue 30
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1343

Event 42914 (843E55A2)

Date: 3/6/1980
Description: Later that same night a witness reported seeing a slow flying disc-shaped UFO over the town of Hudson, New Hampshire at 8:40 p.m. The object made a low, steady humming sound. A second object was seen flying toward the west.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: NICAP UFO Investigator, March 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1344

Event 42915 (6A7D4ABF)

Date: 3/7/1980
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Description: 12:10 a.m. Former Navy pilot Larry Crawford sees a star-like light moving 700–800 mph at 30,000 feet above Memphis, Tennessee. While he is watching it move for 10 seconds, it executes a hairpin turn.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Pilot: ‘No Human Could Have Survived Turns Like That!’” IUR/Probe, September 1980, pp. 75, 78
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6088

Event 42916 (21955621)

Date: 3/8/1980
Location: BRAZIL, Casimiro de Abreu
Description: (Translated from French) Edilcio Barbosa, an ufology enthusiast, received a message informing him of the landing of extraterrestrials in Casimiro de Abreu. These visitors had promised to bring back four Terrans abducted years earlier: a Brazilian, an Argentine, a Canadian and a Dutchman. (…) The Brazilian would have been one of the crew members of a military helicopter that disappeared without a trace in August 1976. (…) The rendezvous of March 15th attracted more than ten thousand people… to whom the ETs stood up. (1980, March 8th or 15th)
Reference: Guy TARADE: “I Found the Trail of the Extraterrestrials”. Ed. Alain Lefeuvre 1980, p.180, which dates this to March 8th.
Reference: Jimmy GUIEU: “Our Masters the Extraterrestrials” - Presses de la Cité 1992, pp. 54 to 56
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3061

Event 42917 (3C335F56)

Date: 3/8/1980
Time: 21:30
Location: WILMINGTON, NC
Description: 1 observer. UFO over car / 5 second(s) and gone. Brill white light. Dog howls / pain.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13887

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “WILMINGTON,NC:1 OBS:UFO OVR CAR/5sec+GONE:BRILL WHT LITE:DOG HOWLS/PAIN:”, LatLong: “34.216668 -77.950004”, LatLongDMS: “34:13:00 N 77:57:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42918 (194CF525)

Date: 3/8/1980
Location: Wilmington, NC
Description: Object buzzed car, jet-like sound, bright illumination; dog howled as if his ears hurt (section XII). (NICAP: 04 - Animal Reactions)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5282

Event 42919 (3614110D)

Date: 3/8/1980
Location: Wilmington, NC
Description: Object buzzed car, jetlike sound, bright illumination. Dog howled as if his ears hurt
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_346

Event 42920 (2176EBB9)

Date: 3/8/1980
Time: 15:35:00.1
Location: 37.1799 -116.0831
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Norbo” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_857

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1799 -116.0831”, LatLongDMS: “37:10:48 N 116:04:59 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.27”, NukeMb: “3.90”, NukeName: “Norbo”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 42921 (63FC607B)

Date: 3/9/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: NEW CASTLE, KY
Description: 1 observer. Small bright cylinder/cigar-shape / 6m altitude 15m away. Zigzags going up and down / odd angles and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: RIDGE, Francis: REGIONAL ENCOUNTERS in the FC Files. 170pp. UFO FILTER CENTER, Mt. Vernon, IN 1994 (Index 70)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13888

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “257”, HatchDesc: “NEW CASTLE,KY:1 OBS:SML BRITE CGR/6m alt 15m AWAY:ZIGZAGS ↑+↓/ODD ANGLES+AWAY”, LatLong: “38.433335 -85.183337”, LatLongDMS: “38:26:00 N 85:11:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “6”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42922 (CE90B6E5)

Date: 3/9/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: RONFE, SPAIN
Description: 2 observer(s). Brilliant clam-saucer lands / field. 3 small humanoids (or Greys) with lanterns outside.
Type: sighting
Reference: Periodical: SAMIZDAT QUARTERLY: Scott Corrales ed.: SPECIAL REPORT The GALICIAN UFO WAVE of 1995-96. (via Arcturus Books.)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13889

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “RONFE,SPAIN:2 OBS:BRILL.CLAM-SCR LANDS/FIELD:3 OIDS W/LANTERNS OUTSIDE”, LatLong: “42.833335 -7.416667”, LatLongDMS: “42:50:00 N 07:25:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GLC”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 42923 (B4D2C306)

Date: 3/9/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: LONGWY-BAS, FR
Description: Anonymous man / 18. Huge silent metallic trapezoid going / low altitude. 2 strong beams.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 199)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13890

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LONGWY-BAS,FR:ANON.MAN/18:HUGE SLNT MTLC TRAPEZOID >/lo alt:2 STRONG BEAMS”, LatLong: “49.516669 5.783334”, LatLongDMS: “49:31:00 N 05:47:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Meurthe-et-Moselle”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42924 (929A6416)

Date: 3/9/1980
Location: Newcastle, KY
Description: Lady said barking dogs drew her attention to a strange very bright object hovering motionless 20’ away from ground near back of house. Three antenna-like sticks at slight angle pointing to ground. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5283

Event 42925 (6DB00AB7)

Date: 3/12/1980
Time: 00:50
Location: GLADSTONE, MI
Description: 2 cops chase silent round object / 26 mile(s). Going up and down. Hovers. Zigzags. Lights / sides. Going quickly west.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 965)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13891

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “70”, Elev: “180”, HatchDesc: “GLADSTONE,MI:2 COPS CHASE SLNT RND OBJ/26mi:↑+↓:HVRS:ZIGZAGS:LITES/SIDES:>>W”, LatLong: “45.855558 -87.022226”, LatLongDMS: “45:51:20 N 87:01:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Michigan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42926 (DC560574)

Date: 3/12/1980
Location: Gladstone, Michigan
Description: 12:45 a.m. At least 10 witnesses, including city police and county sheriff deputies, watch an odd light maneuvering, climbing, and descending in the sky above Gladstone, Michigan.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Much Ado about Little?” IUR/Probe, September 1980, p. 78
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6089

Event 42927 (303AA871)

Date: 3/13/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: SOUTH / HASELOR, ENGL
Description: 1 / car. Huge cylinder/cigar-shape south going quickly north over A422. Steering wheel burns hands!
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 317)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13892

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “74”, HatchDesc: “S/HASELOR,ENGL:1/CAR:HUGE CGR S>>N OVR A422:STEERING WHEEL BURNS HANDS!”, LatLong: “52.200002 -1.866667”, LatLongDMS: “52:12:00 N 01:52:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42928 (61AB67A2)

Date: 3/13/1980
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Description: A 31-year-old man saw a huge cigar-shaped object with red lights at both ends fly silently south to north over the A422 highway east of Alcester, Warwickshire, England. The man’s steering wheel became unbearably hot during the flyover, and it caused burns on his hands. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5284

Event 42929 (851E1929)

Date: 3/13/1980
Location: Haselor, Warwickshire, England
Description: 7:50 p.m. A subcontractor on a job is driving near Haselor, Warwickshire, England, when he sees a white, cigar-shaped object with a steady red glow on either end pass in front of his windshield. The steering wheel instantly becomes hot, causing him to lift his hands off the wheel. He maneuvers the car off the road until it cools enough to steer.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Tony Green, “Witness Burned by Passing UFO,” Flying Saucer Review 26, no. 5 (January 1981): 32–33
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6090

Event 42930 (55968E7F)

Date: 3/13/1980
Description: At 7.50 p.m. a 31-year-old man saw a huge cigar-shaped object with red lights at both ends fly silently south to north over the A422 highway east of Alcester, Warwickshire, England. The man’s steering wheel became unbearably hot during the flyover, and it caused burns on his hands, including one that left a permanent mark on his left hand.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Tony Green, FSR, January 1981, p. 32
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1458

Event 42931 (22FBFCE9)

Date: 3/14/1980
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 0KT YieldMax: .001KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1574

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “0”, NukeYMax: “.001”

Event 42932 (1DF91F18)

Date: 3/15/1980
Location: Bannock County, OH
Description: Huge cigar UFO in Ohio. Three witnesses for one hour. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5286

Event 42933 (B53D3BC0)

Date: 3/15/1980
Location: Bannock, Ohio
Description: 8:00 p.m. A couple in Bannock, Ohio, Spot a bright light in the southwestern sky. They watch it for 20 minutes before it approaches their home. The light is a spotlight attached to a large cigar-shaped object with red and blue lights along its length. The spotlight switches off as it passes overhead and moves to the northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Chief Investigator Allan Hendry Reports: Huge Cigar UFO in Ohio,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 4 (August 1980): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6091

Event 42934 (AF9802EB)

Date: 3/17/1980
Time: 23:10
Location: PRESCOT, ENG
Description: 3 / car. Cloverleaf-saucer going southwest. Cone going southwest later. 3 odd men / road to Rainhill.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 315)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13893

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “50”, HatchDesc: “PRESCOT,ENG:3/CAR:CLOVERLEAF-SCR >SW:CONE >SW LATER:3 ODD MEN/ROAD to RAINHILL”, LatLong: “53.433336 -2.783333”, LatLongDMS: “53:26:00 N 02:47:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42935 (2E3A4152)

Date: 3/18/1980
Time: 22:40
Location: SOUTHEAST / TEXARKANA, ARK
Description: 2 observer(s). Power outage. 3 night lights over TV tower. Go to radio tower / backyard.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 172)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13894

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “97”, HatchDesc: “SE/TEXARKANA,ARK:2 OBS:PWR OUTAGE:3 NLTS OVR TV TOWER:go to RDO TWR/BACKYARD”, LatLong: “33.416668 -94.000004”, LatLongDMS: “33:25:00 N 94:00:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 42936 (2DD1DC64)

Date: 3/19/1980
Time: ~18:00
Location: SECOND GARROTTE, CA
Description: 3 observer(s). Unmarked 100M blimp with portholes seen. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FARISH, Jucius: UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE: $5/Monthly. Plumerville, AR. (Index 284)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13895

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “876”, HatchDesc: “SECOND GARROTTE,CA:3 OBS:UNMARKED 100M BLIMP W/PORTHOLES seen:NFD”, LatLong: “37.805557 -120.116672”, LatLongDMS: “37:48:20 N 120:07:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42937 (FF855DE0)

Date: 3/19/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: SOUTH / KEITHSBURG, IL
Description: Several observer(s). Gold UFO hovers / Mississippi River / 50 minute(s). Shifts left and right. Going down / trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13896

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “55”, Elev: “165”, HatchDesc: “S/KEITHSBURG,IL:SVRL OBS:GOLD UFO HVRS/MISS.RIVER/50min:SHIFTS <+>:↓/TREES”, LatLong: “41.100002 -90.944449”, LatLongDMS: “41:06:00 N 90:56:40 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 42938 (BE92589D)

Date: 3/19/1980
Description: In the evening in 1980 a 29-year-old man on a motorcycle was chased for over an hour by a small, oval-shaped UFO. The UFO was about two feet in diameter and had sparks shooting out of it in all directions. It flew low above the ground. That same evening a golden colored UFO hovered over the Mississippi River for 50 minutes near Keithsberg, Illinois. It moved back and forth, descending and ascending over the trees along the riverbank.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, May 1980, p. 11; MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1575

Event 42939 (353CC38A)

Date: 3/20/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: NEW CASTLE, KY
Description: Dogs bark. Vibrant bright cylinder/cigar-shape 6m over yard. 3 sticks beneath. Shoots going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13897

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “257”, HatchDesc: “NEW CASTLE,KY:DOGS BARK:VBRITE CGR 6m OVR YARD:3 STICKS BENEATH:SHOOTS ↑”, LatLong: “38.433335 -85.172226”, LatLongDMS: “38:26:00 N 85:10:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Kentucky”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42940 (05EFCC1A)

Date: 3/21/1980
Description: Two 19-year-old teenage boys, one the son of the circus owner, had burns on their bodies after a 1:15 a.m. UFO close encounter in Gioia del Colle, Italy. One had burn marks on his wrist under his wristwatch, and the other had scalding burns on his waist where his waist band had two iron studs.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Massimo Greco, UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1980, p. 10
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1603

Event 42941 (EFFEC17F)

Date: 3/22/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: BURLINGTON, VT
Description: Cops and Air Traffic Controllers and RADAR’s. Night lights clocked / 2400kph. Maneuver and join and split. / APRO Mar’80.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 263)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13898

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “340”, HatchDesc: “BURLINGTON,VT:COPS+ATCS+RDRs:NLTS CLOCKED/2400kph:MNVR+JOIN+SPLIT:/APRO Mar’80”, LatLong: “44.466669 -73.200003”, LatLongDMS: “44:28:00 N 73:12:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Vermont”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 42942 (C8E18AF2)

Date: 3/22/1980
Location: Burlington, VT
Description: G, FAA & 3 UFOs (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5287

Event 42943 (888698F7)

Date: 3/22/1980
Location: Burlington, VT
Description: Three smaller objects were observed on airport radar joining a larger, brighter object, then separating again
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_347

Event 42944 (FE91FAF4)

Date: 3/22/1980
Locations: Erie, Pennsylvania; Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio
Description: Stringfield meets with two new sources in Erie, Pennsylvania, who show him three photos allegedly showing an alien cadaver encased in glass in Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio. He is suspicious and tries to verify them.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1980
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6092

Event 42945 (9C199B5D)

Date: 3/22/1980
Locations: Burlington (Vermont) International Airport; Malletts Bay
Description: 10:00–11:00 p.m. Burlington (Vermont) International Airport radar tracks three small objects that join with a larger, brighter object then separate again. They are apparently over Malletts Bay. Speeds of up to 1,500 mph are recorded, and the objects quickly disappear to the west. Traffic controller Donald Kernan says the lights “did a kind of dance.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Satellite Objects on RADAR
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6093

Event 42946 (6843D010)

Date: 3/23/1980
Time: 04:50
Location: FOURMETOT, FR
Description: Glowing-ring going up [to] behind steeple. Going northeast. Stops over woods. Shoots zigzag rays.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 204)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13899

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “FOURMETOT,FR:GLOW-RING ↑ BHND STEEPLE:>NE:STOPS OVR WOODS:SHOOTS ZIGZAG RAYS”, LatLong: “49.383336 0.566667”, LatLongDMS: “49:23:00 N 00:34:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EUR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42947 (AE14DBFA)

Date: 3/23/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: NYANGA, ZIMB
Description: 5 / (seen thru) binoculars. Crescent hovers. Shoots beam / light going up. Going west into clouds. / MJ#159.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO AFRINEWS; Twice annually. Cynthia Hind, editor; PO Box MP 49, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13900

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: "NYANGA,ZIMB:5/BINOCS:CRESCENT HVRS:SHOOTS BEAM/LITE ↑:>W INTO CLOU

DS:/MJ#159", LatLong: “-18.177779 32.711113”, LatLongDMS: “18:10:40 S 32:42:40 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RHD”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42948 (C80CC2FB)

Date: 3/23/1980
Time: 19:37:00.0
Location: -21.8610 -138.9390
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Thesee” Yield: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1930

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8610 -138.9390”, LatLongDMS: “21:51:40 S 138:56:20 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.63”, NukeName: “Thesee”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “150”

Event 42949 (3913F7BB)

Date: 3/24/1980
Location: BATERIAS, ARG
Description: Longitude & latitude coords. approximate. Many observer(s)-1 goes nuts. Luminous domed object back again. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13901

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “800”, HatchDesc: “BATERIAS,ARG:LL APRX:MANY OBS-1 goes nuts:LUMN.DOMED OBJ BACK AGAIN:NFD”, LatLong: “-33.583335 -68.416670”, LatLongDMS: “33:35:00 S 68:25:00 W”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MND”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42950 (CBDF0A02)

Date: 3/24/1980
Time: ~21:00
Location: POKER FLAT, CA
Description: = Allegheny. 1 rancher. Huge tubular UFO and several saucers. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FARISH, Jucius: UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE: $5/Monthly. Plumerville, AR. (Index 284)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13902

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1451”, HatchDesc: “POKER FLAT,CA:=ALLEGHENY:1 RANCHER:HUGE TUBULAR UFO+SEVERAL SCRS:NFD”, LatLong: “39.988891 -120.833339”, LatLongDMS: “39:59:20 N 120:50:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42951 (3DC04169)

Date: 3/24/1980
Time: 21:40
Location: LEYR, FR
Description: 1 observer. Metallic 20M cylinder/cylindrical object west 2 green truncated beams going north straight and level over D913. 50M altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 199)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13903

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “LEYR,FR:1 OBS:MTLC 20M CYL w 2 GRN TRUCATED BEAMS >N S/L ovr D913:50M alt:”, LatLong: “48.800002 6.266667”, LatLongDMS: “48:48:00 N 06:16:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Meurthe-et-Moselle”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42952 (08E5C35E)

Date: 3/24/1980
Description: The NSA issues a general denial of releasing all of its UFO materials to the public as requested by Peter Gersten.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: ClearIntent, p. 187
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6094

Event 42953 (E6B4A177)

Date: 3/24/1980
Locations: James, Georgia; Benton Evans’ home
Description: 7:30 p.m. When his dog starts barking furiously, James Balkcom notices a bright light moving along the railroad tracks in James, Georgia, at treetop level. It comes to a stop and hovers above the home of Benton Evans. The Evanses go outside to watch the light, which has colored lights blinking inside it. After 5–10 minutes, it begins moving along the tracks again with a pulsing “shh-shh” noise.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Low-Flying Georgian Globe,” IUR/Probe, September 1980, pp. 78–79
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6095

Event 42954 (163D2248)

Date: 3/25/1980
Time: 20:10
Location: BON-ENCONTRE, FR
Description: 30cm sun-like sphere going quickly north / 3 second(s). Mopod/motorscooter/motorbike malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Sharp perfect outline.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13904

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BON-ENCONTRE,FR:30cm SUNLIKE SPHERE >>N/3sec:MOTO EMEs:sharp perfect outline”, LatLong: “44.183335 0.683333”, LatLongDMS: “44:11:00 N 00:41:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Lot-et-Garonne”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 42955 (4CE061B0)

Date: 3/25/1980
Time: 22:20
Location: EAST / FAIRBORN, OH
Description: 1 / car. Silent domed cylinder/cylindrical object / crossed beams / 25’ altitude. Going quickly northeast. Dead cow and traces.
Type: sighting
Reference: INTERNATIONAL UFO REPORTER (IUR) Bimonthly. CUFOS, Chicago. Highly regarded. (Index 15)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13905

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, TRC: Physical traces, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “258”, HatchDesc: “E/FAIRBORN,OH:1/CAR:SLNT DOMED CYL/CROSSED BEAMS/25’alt:>>NE:DEAD COW+TRACES”, LatLong: “39.816669 -83.983337”, LatLongDMS: “39:49:00 N 83:59:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “8”, State/Prov: “Ohio”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42956 (4F1B4CD1)

Date: 3/25/1980
Locations: Dayton–Xenia Road; Dayton, Ohio
Description: 10:15 p.m. Debbie Harris and Sheri Gustafson are driving on the Dayton–Xenia Road three miles east of Dayton, Ohio, when Harris notices bright, beaming lights in the sky. They assume it is an illuminated tower, but when they pull over, it appears to be about 25 feet above the ground and 210 feet away. The lights seem to come from an airplane-sized object with a green light, a red light, and crossed white beams. After hovering to their north for about 2 minutes, it shoots off rapidly to the northeast and disappears behind a hill.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Ohio Close Encounter,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 3 (July 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6096

Event 42957 (1EE7A2F4)

Date: 3/26/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Creation of the European consortium Arianespace. (March 26)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2871

Event 42958 (206D9EFE)

Date: 3/28/1980
Time: 20:00
Location: BANKET, ZIMBABWE
Description: 2 observer(s). Night light hovers just over trees. Emits sparks. Acid smell. Going quickly ESE.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 159)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13906

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ODR: Odors associated with UFO’s

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “BANKET,ZIMBABWE:2 OBS:NLT HVRS JUST OVR TREES:EMITS SPARKS:ACID SMELL:>>ESE”, LatLong: “-17.405556 30.405557”, LatLongDMS: “17:24:20 S 30:24:20 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RHD”, Strangeness: “3”

Event 42959 (D876DD22)

Date: 3/31/1980
Location: BARI, ITALY
Description: Saucer with intense light. 2 observer(s) burnt. 1 under watchband. 1 under belt buckle.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13907

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BARI,ITALY:SCR W/INTENSE LITE:2 OBS BURNT:1 UNDR WATCHBAND:1 UNDR BELT BUCKLE”, LatLong: “41.133335 16.883334”, LatLongDMS: “41:08:00 N 16:53:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bari”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42960 (A79B997C)

Date: 4/1980
Location: USSR
Description: (Translated from French) The series resumed in April 1980 with Cosmos 1176. No doubt the Soviet specialists completely revised the propulsion system of their nuclear-powered maritime surveillance satellites so that the transfer to a high orbit was assured.
Reference: “La Guerre des Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, Famot 1982, p. 115
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3062

Event 42961 (2413119F)

Date: 4/1980
Location: USSR
Description: (Translated from French) A third phase of satellite interception experiments began in April 1980 and appears to still be ongoing. In total, no less than 47 satellites have been used in this program, including radar calibration satellites launched in parallel. The Cosmos 1171 and 1241 targets, launched in April 1980 and January 1981, were thus approached at high altitude a few days later by the Cosmos 1174 and 1243 fighters.
Reference: “The War of the Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, pp. 149 and 154
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3063

Event 42962 (FB9D4622)

Date: 4/1980
Location: central Texas
Description: A farmer in central Texas is walking through his pasture to check on a cow that is about to give birth. Instead, he sees two nonhuman creatures carrying a calf between them, each holding one of its limbs. They are about 4 feet high and light yellow-green in color. He runs away and does not return to the location for two days, whereupon he finds the carcass of the calf. It looks as though it has been turned inside out, and only the head, feet, and hide remain. Researcher Tom Adams says the farmer is extremely reluctant to discuss the incident any further.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, July/August 1984
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6097

Event 42963 (20578623)

Date: 4/1/1980
Time: 19:31:00.2
Location: -21.8450 -138.7580
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Boros” Yield: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1931

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8450 -138.7580”, LatLongDMS: “21:50:42 S 138:45:29 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.05”, NukeName: “Boros”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “20”

Event 42964 (E6001A08)

Date: 4/2/1980
Time: 01:20
Location: PUDASJARVI, FIN
Description: Headlight beams bend / fog. Abduction / saucer. 3 small humanoids (or Greys) can’t have kids. / r25p307.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 316)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13908

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, CNT: Contactee related, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, CVS: Conversation/communication, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “125”, HatchDesc: “PUDASJARVI,FIN:HEADLITE BEAMS BEND/FOG:ABD/SCR:3 OIDS CANT HAVE KIDS:/r25p307”, LatLong: “65.383336 27.000001”, LatLongDMS: “65:23:00 N 27:00:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Finland”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 42965 (9E196830)

Date: 4/2/1980
Location: Pudasjarvi, Finland
Description: Car drove into “fog,” headlights deflected upwards, driver abducted onto silvery domed object with portholes, examined on metallic table (section XIII). (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5288

Event 42966 (064C236B)

Date: 4/2/1980
Location: Pudasjarvi, Finland
Description: Car drove into “fog,” headlights deflected upwards, driver abducted onto silvery domed object with portholes, examined on metallic table
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_348

Event 42967 (B6F8FEA3)

Date: 4/2/1980
Description: Another UFO abduction occurred on this day in 1980 in Pudasjarvi, Finland. Ms. Ivanoff, age 25, was driving her car across a bridge when her car entered a fog and her car headlights were deflected upwards. She saw a silver domed disc with portholes overhead. She next lost consciousness and experienced a two-hour period of time loss. She later recalled interacting with Grey aliens and encountering an environment in an otherworldly environment. They conducted a medical exam on her and returned her to her car.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, Volume 1, p. 100
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1803

Event 42968 (A77BF5A1)

Date: 4/3/1980
Time: 14:00:00.1
Location: 37.1499 -116.0823
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Liptauer” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_858

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1499 -116.0823”, LatLongDMS: “37:09:00 N 116:04:56 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.42”, NukeMb: “4.80”, NukeName: “Liptauer”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 42969 (22EFDDAF)

Date: 4/4/1980
Location: USA, near Redding
Description: (Translated from French) (cf. April 1st, 1978) Jane and Clint were examining the road that had been built through their property. They were turning around to head back west. "There was a small being on the road and its egg (oval-shaped UFO). It was less than 8 meters away from us. It took 4 steps in our direction, I put my hand on my gun, it turned around and went back the other way. It was wearing a grey outfit. It left no trace, nor did the egg. Clint couldn’t move either. The being vanished and the egg rose into the air and turned west. We observed its back, it opened like the door of a horse trailer. It was about 1 meter 20 tall and it was frail (…)
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Confrontations” - Laffont 1991, p. 246, 247
Reference: note: Clint died of a heart attack on June 10th, 1980
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3064

Event 42970 (31379E78)

Date: 4/4/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Photo taken in Charleston. See images/1980-04-04_17-30_Charleston.jpg (April 4)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2872

Event 42971 (298B8D82)

Date: 4/4/1980
Time: 13:00?
Location: FRENCH GULCH, CA
Description: Chapins. 4’ small humanoid (or Grey) enters ovoid via ramp-door. Going up [to] and going west. Mr. Chapin dies.
Type: sighting
Reference: VALLEE, Jacques: CONFRONTATIONS, A Scientists Search…; Ballentine Books, NY 1990+91.PB (Index 173)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13909

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “407”, HatchDesc: “FRENCH GULCH,CA:CHAPINS:4’OID ENTERS OVOID via RAMP-DOOR:↑+>W:Mr.Chapin dies”, LatLong: “40.700002 -122.616673”, LatLongDMS: “40:42:00 N 122:37:00 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 42972 (799A45C7)

Date: 4/4/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: SAN RUFFILLO.ITL
Description: Several observer(s). Glowing-ball dives. Stops. Maneuvers. Grazes trees / circular trajectory. Quickly going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13910

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SAN RUFFILLO.ITL:SVRL OBS:GLO-BALL DIVES:STOPS:MNVRS:GRAZES TREES/CIRC.TRAJ:↑↑”, LatLong: “44.450002 11.366667”, LatLongDMS: “44:27:00 N 11:22:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Bologna”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42973 (E7CF8408)

Date: 4/4/1980
Location: Charleston, SC
Description: Charleston, SC (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 800404
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5289

Event 42974 (E7E36A8E)

Date: 4/4/1980
Time: 05:32:59.8
Location: 50.0000 77.8230
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1575

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.0000 77.8230”, LatLongDMS: “50:00:00 N 77:49:23 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “4.90”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 42975 (F817106A)

Date: 4/4/1980
Time: 18:33:00.1
Location: -21.9210 -138.7990
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Pelpos” Yield: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1932

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.9210 -138.7990”, LatLongDMS: “21:55:16 S 138:47:56 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “4.30”, NukeName: “Pelpos”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “20”

Event 42976 (D5B55D16)

Date: 4/6/1980
Location: Lodz, Poland
Description: Three bright spheres hovered low over a house in Lodz, Poland spreading a blinding light. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5290

Event 42977 (E249E127)

Date: 4/6/1980
Location: Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Description: 9:00 p.m. William Meara and his wife Brenda are driving on I-84 just south of its intersection with I-90 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, when they see a red blur above a road sign. The blur resolves into a disc about 30 feet in diameter with smaller discs surrounding it. The object passes silently above their car, moving northeast. The duration is 3 minutes. When Meara tries to start his car 30 minutes later at home, it acts completely dead but works again normally the next morning.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Connecticut Close Encounter,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6098

Event 42978 (4338921A)

Date: 4/6/1980
Description: Three bright spheres hovered low over a house in Lodz, Poland spreading a blinding light. Frightened, the couple living in the house locked themselves in and came out only the following morning, when the three spheres had gone.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: E. Russo, UFO Newsclipping Service, April 1980, p. 8
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1871

Event 42979 (8620EAE7)

Date: 4/8/1980
Time: 05:30
Location: WALPOLE, WEST AUSTRALIA
Description: Car and radio electro-magnetic effect (EME). 30M saucer 1.5km away. Radio OK when glow fades.
Type: sighting
Reference: ALDRICH, Jan J.: Private research papers. A huge mass of hard-won information. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13911

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “WALPOLE,W.AUSTRL:CAR+RADIO EME:30M SCR 1.5km away:RADIO OK WHEN GLOW FADES”, LatLong: “-34.950002 116.733339”, LatLongDMS: “34:57:00 S 116:44:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Western Australia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42980 (D04BFF2F)

Date: 4/9/1980
Location: FRANCE, Kembs (Haut Rhin)
Description: (Translated from French) Around midnight, Patricia Dzimba was followed by a luminous object as she was driving home. Panicked, the young woman rushed to the nearest dwelling where Mr. and Mrs. Ludwizak, who welcomed her, saw the object approach even closer. “It was a diamond, silent and motionless, as big as an airplane, with two white blinking lights”. After a long time, the object deigned to move away and disappear towards the south. (Jean-Marie DOUCHET - Nostra - 21.1.1982) (note from vog, read the story in full in:
Reference: Robert ROUSSEL: “Ovni, the hidden truths of the official inquiry”, ed. Albin Michel 1994, p 107 to 112
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3065

Event 42981 (45C21D12)

Date: 4/9/1980
Location: HONG KONG
Description: (Translated from French) A woman named Ye saw this object. She saw it appear at 3:25 in the morning (…) to the southeast of the Dapu district. (…) She was sleeping alone with her daughter (…) and had left some of the windows of her apartment open. In the middle of the night, the wind picked up and she wanted to close the windows. At that moment she saw the object, as big as a large bowl, suspended in the sky. The object looked like two plates overturned on top of each other. It was spinning while staying in place. "There were a lot of clouds, but one could still clearly distinguish the spinning of the object. It was emitting a very intense yellow light. On the edge of the object there was a black zone and a white one (…) Twenty minutes later, the yellow object crossed the clouds and disappeared into the distance, but through the clouds one could still make out its yellow light.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials”, ed. Mercure de France 1983, p 143, 144
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3066

Event 42982 (D552834C)

Date: 4/9/1980
Time: 23:30
Location: NORTHWEST / KEMBS, FR
Description: Several separate observer(s). Orange-white glowing-sphere maneuvers / roads and water tower. Follows car.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 208)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13912

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “NW/KEMBS,FR:SVRL.SEP.OBS:ORG-WHT GLO-SPHERE MNVRS/roads+water tower:FOLOS CAR”, LatLong: “47.700002 7.488889”, LatLongDMS: “47:42:00 N 07:29:20 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haut-Rhin”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42983 (BAB7D22F)

Date: 4/9/1980
Location: Bollwiller, Alsace, Germany
Description: A woman driving through a forested area saw a bright light descending toward her car, first mistaking it for an aircraft landing light. The object then stopped and hovered ahead just off the road. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5291

Event 42984 (5031E3C2)

Date: 4/10/1980
Time: 21:30
Location: LINCOLNTON, NC
Description: 1+2 observer(s). Red saucer sweeps ground / beam. Also red sphere/orb/globe / treetops. Humming / r41p395.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13913

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “256”, HatchDesc: “LINCOLNTON,NC:1+2 OBS:RED SCR SWEEPS GND/BEAM:+RED ORB/TREETOPS:HUM/r41p395”, LatLong: “35.466668 -81.244448”, LatLongDMS: “35:28:00 N 81:14:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “20”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42985 (F3A40348)

Date: 4/10/1980
Location: Lincolnton, NC
Description: Red disc-shaped object emitted light beam to ground; took off with intense humming sound leaving exhaust trail (section IX). (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5292

Event 42986 (2D558585)

Date: 4/10/1980
Location: Lincolnton, NC
Description: Red disc-shaped object emitted light beam to ground. Took off with intense humming sound leaving exhaust trail
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_349

Event 42987 (E0F784FD)

Date: 4/10/1980
Time: 04:07:00.2
Location: 49.7960 78.0680
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: .002KT YieldMax: 40KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1576

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.7960 78.0680”, LatLongDMS: “49:47:46 N 78:04:05 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.00”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “.002”, NukeYMax: “40”

Event 42988 (0C860F63)

Date: 4/10/1980
Locations: Philadelphia Church Road; Lincolnton, North Carolina
Description: A businessman driving on the Philadelphia Church Road near Lincolnton, North Carolina, sees a red, disc- shaped object approach and hover above his car. It directs a light toward the ground. When he stops his car and rolls down the window, he hears an intense humming sound. He watches it for about 5 minutes until it takes off at a 30° angle and heads south, leaving a thin exhaust trail.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Those Funny Lights in the Sky,” Hickory (N.C.) Focus, May 1, 1980, via UFO Newsclipping Service, no. 130 (May 1980): 7
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6099

Event 42989 (6E6EE859)

Date: 4/10/1980
Description: At 9:30 p.m. a hovering red disc-shaped object searched the ground in Lincolnton, North Carolina with a beam of light, then took off at a 45 degree angle, making an intense humming sound. A red sphere was seen later south of town at treetop level. There were three witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 25
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_1943

Event 42990 (D345E7E3)

Date: 4/11/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States. (April 11)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2873

Event 42991 (814CF420)

Date: 4/11/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Wave of observations in China. 98 reports reach the CURO.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2874

Event 42992 (91993623)

Date: 4/11/1980
Time: 23:10
Location: RIXHEIM, FR
Description: Huge sphere with bright lights hovers. Drops object halfway / ground. Going [to] WNW. / r145p107.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 208)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13914

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “RIXHEIM,FR:HUGE SPHERE W/BRITE LITES HVRS:DROPS OBJ HALFWAY/GND:>WNW:/r145p107”, LatLong: “47.750002 7.400000”, LatLongDMS: “47:45:00 N 07:24:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haut-Rhin”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 42993 (DF646FC1)

Date: 4/11/1980
Locations: La Joya Air Base; Mariano Melgar Airport; Arequipa, Peru
Description: 7:15 a.m. Personnel at the La Joya Air Base [part of the Mariano Melgar Airport], Arequipa, Peru, see a strange object flying in the vicinity. The base commander orders a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter-bomber to destroy the target, assumed to be a Chilean balloon. Lt. Oscar Santa María Huertas commands the scrambled aircraft. As soon as the object is in his sights some 1,800 feet above the ground, he fires 64 rounds from his 30mm guns at it. The bullets seem to hit the object without causing any damage. The UFO then hurls skyward at tremendous speed. Huertas follows, putting the Sukhoi into Mach 1.2. As he approaches, the object makes a sudden stop and the Sukhoi flies past it at 36,000 feet. Further maneuvering takes place, and Huertas finds the object chasing him at one point at 62,000 feet. He abandons the mission 52 miles away from the base. After he lands 22 minutes later, the object reappears at the base and remains visible nearly 2 hours. A Department of Defense information release gives an erroneous date of May 9, 1980.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Kean, pp. 93–98, 150–151; Dolan II 214; Good Above, pp. 324–325, 503–504; Yohanan Díaz Vargas, “Peru: La Joya AFB, the Perfect UFO Case (1980),” Inexplicata, November 14, 2016
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6100

Event 42994 (8E9B565E)

Date: 4/12/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Description: Cloud-cylinder/cigar-shape splits / 2+separates / 2 minute(s). 1/2 shinks away. / asat launch?
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: JUSA-CISAAF TRANSLATIONs (from Russian). (Index 426)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13915

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “6”, HatchDesc: “MOSCOW,RUSS:CLOUD-CGR SPLITS/2+SEPARATES/2min:1/2 SHINKS AWAY:/asat launch?”, LatLong: “55.750003 37.633335”, LatLongDMS: “55:45:00 N 37:38:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MSC”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 42995 (6E81C83F)

Date: 4/13/1980
Locations: Halifax, Nova Scotia; eastern outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia
Description: A witness is driving on the eastern outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, when he sees an unusually bright light. As he drives 5–6 miles closer, it resolves into two lights side by side. After driving another 20 miles closer, he sees the two lights are attached to one object. When directly underneath, it appears to be 1,000–1,200 feet long and cigar-shaped with lights on the front and back and one side. A truck driver has also pulled over to watch the UFO.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Correspondence,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 3, no. 4 (Aug./Sept. 1982): 3–4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6101

Event 42996 (48CD4C5A)

Date: 4/16/1980
Time: 20:00:00.1
Location: 37.1011 -116.0305
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Pyramid” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_859

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1011 -116.0305”, LatLongDMS: “37:06:04 N 116:01:50 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.58”, NukeMb: “5.30”, NukeName: “Pyramid”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 42997 (6A65E0F5)

Date: 4/17/1980
Location: Buffalo, New York
Description: Day. Michael Romanowski, 8, sees a white boomerang-shaped object in Buffalo, New York.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Crescent Reports from New York and Illinois,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 4 (August 1980): 4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6102

Event 42998 (499D0473)

Date: 4/18/1980
Location: USSR, SPACE
Description: (Translated from French) Above the USSR, the satellite Cosmos 1174 passed 8 km from Cosmos 1171, launched two weeks earlier. This near collision at a thousand km altitude was not the result of a mistake, but a deliberate act. Cosmos 1174 was a hunter and Cosmos 1171 was its target. However, a small error did not allow for full success, as the encounter was supposed to take place not 8 km away, but a few hundred meters. In any case, this was the seventeenth experiment of its kind credited to the Soviet Union since 1968.
Reference: “La Guerre des Satellites” - tome 3 - Pierre Kohler, éd. Famot 1982, p. 141
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3067

Event 42999 (AF82F6D8)

Date: 4/20/1980
Time: 05:30
Location: WEST / SAN MATEO, CA
Description: 2 / car / I-280. 5 bright silent metal orbs travel length / San Andreas reservoir!
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13916

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “60”, HatchDesc: “W/SAN MATEO,CA:2/CAR/I-280:5 BRITE SLNT MTL ORBS TRVL LENGTH/SAN ANDREAS RSVR!”, LatLong: “37.550002 -122.383339”, LatLongDMS: “37:33:00 N 122:23:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43000 (30DB12A2)

Date: 4/20/1980
Location: San Mateo, CA
Description: Five apparently metallic Saturn-shaped objects, high-speed flight in formation at low altitude, visible against local terrain (section IV). (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5293

Event 43001 (911B1207)

Date: 4/20/1980
Location: Lake Norman Reservoir, NC
Description: Two roofers working in the late evening sighted a bright yellow disc-shaped UFO rise vertically from Lake Norman Reservoir, not far from a nuclear power plant in Rutherford County. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters) (NICAP: 10 - Nuclear Connection)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5294

Event 43002 (88DFB961)

Date: 4/20/1980
Location: San Mateo, CA
Description: Five apparently metallic Saturnshaped objects, Iligh-speed flight in formation at low altitude, visible against local terrain
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_350

Event 43003 (8F753BFF)

Date: 4/20/1980
Locations: San Mateo, California; Crystal Springs Reservoir
Description: 5:30 a.m. Richard A. Jokinen, an electrical engineer, is driving north on I-280 in San Mateo, California, on a fishing trip with his 18-year-old son. They see five bright, apparently metallic, Saturn-shaped objects flying very fast in formation at low altitude. The objects are traveling about 500 feet above the Crystal Springs Reservoir and are visible against trees of the coastal mountains west of the reservoir. The sighting lasts about 5 seconds, during which the objects cross 120° of viewing angle.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Allan Hendry, “Five ‘Saturns’ in California,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 5 (September 1980): 3; UFOEv II 164–165
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6103

Event 43004 (0AB551DE)

Date: 4/20/1980
Location: Palatine, Illinois
Description: 8:20 p.m. Sam Puccinelli is parking his car in his garage in Palatine, Illinois, when he sees a crescent-shaped, gray-black object with flashing white lights. He looks at it with his binoculars with his 13-year-old son for 7 minutes before it disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Crescent Reports from New York and Illinois,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 4 (August 1980): 4
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6104

Event 43005 (0CEB96E0)

Date: 4/20/1980
Location: Hyderabad, India
Description: 9:00 p.m. A group of nine family members are on their front lawn in Hyderabad, India, and see a bell-shaped cloud forming at about 2,000–3,000 feet altitude. It remains stationary and they look away, but soon they see three smaller bell-shaped clouds forming evenly spaced below the first and forming an equilateral triangle. The smaller clouds then merge with the larger one and form an orange ball bright enough to throw a shadow on the roof near them. It shoots off at great speed toward the airport, then disappears after breaking into four smaller orange balls of light. The duration of the sighting is 15 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Herbert S. Taylor, “Mystery Clouds and the UFO Connection,” IUR 29, no. 4 (July 2005): 18–19
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6105

Event 43006 (788624FB)

Date: 4/20/1980
Description: Barrio Aguerre, Ciudad Treinta Y Tres, Uruguay. At 12:40 a.m. 19-year-old Luis Vital Carneiro was returning home after visiting friends during a powerful electrical storm in the region. After entering a field through a gate he noticed a strange light cavorting over the field. Then, about 50 meters away near a barbwire fence, he noticed two short humanoid figures. Curious, he jumped the fence and approached the figures. At a distance of ten meters from the humanoids he noticed that they were projecting lights from the top of their heads down toward the ground. These lights suddenly turned red, and the two figures disappeared to re-appear 30 meters from the road. As Carneiro attempted to jump the barbwire fence again, a beam of light struck him that knocked him senseless. When he regained his composure Carneiro ran to his aunt’s house nearby and told her what had happened.

Mrs. Orialis De Los Santos, his aunt, went out into her garden where she saw in the nearby field a group of four humanoids that seemed to quickly glide back and forth above the ground. Accompanied by Vital, they then counted a total of thirteen humanoids that “glided” about in different directions, within an area of about 100 square meters. For almost an hour the witnesses watched the strange humanoids cavort about as if playing. Vital Carneiro again attempted to approach one of the humanoids but again was knocked down by a beam of red light that seemed to come from the creature’s head. He fell to the ground feeling as he had been struck by lighting. Concerned for his safety, Mrs De Los Santos ran to her stricken nephew and dragged him inside the house.

From inside the house they could still see the short humanoids gliding about, plus at about 500 meters distance, behind some trees, a large bright silvery light appeared on the ground that began slowly rising up and down. The witnesses described the humanoids as 60 cm in height, with very large heads, triangular faces, large pointed ears, and rounded eyes. Their bodies were small and “rectangular” in shape. They wore a kind of gray uniform and a rounded cap from where the beams of light originated. They seemed to communicate among themselves in quick bursts of “buzzing sounds.” They glided quickly across the ground and according to Mrs. De Los Santos they stood on small rounded platforms. However, Carneiro does not recall seeing the platforms.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, June 1980, p. 12; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case 62, citing Shoney Santana, Bettina Allen & Fabio Zerpa
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2163

Event 43007 (6CE1100E)

Date: 4/20/1980
Description: At 5:30 a.m. in San Mateo, California two witnesses in a car on I-280 watched five bright metallic Saturn-shaped objects silently travel the length of the San Andreas Reservoir. They flew straight and fast to the southeast. They reflected sunlight, and were seen against the background of hills and the overcast sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allan Hendry, CUFOS News Bulletin, September 1980, p. 3; MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence Volume II: A Thirty Year Report, p. 25 & 155
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2164

Event 43008 (8C6EFA03)

Date: 4/20/1980
Description: In the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois at 8:20 p.m. a father and son viewed a grayish-black, crescent-shaped UFO with white lights at the ends of each curve. The white lights flashed every 3-5 seconds. The craft made abrupt changes in direction as it flew. They viewed it through binoculars for most of their seven minute sighting.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: John Timmerman, CUFOS News Bulletin, September 1980, p. 4
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2165

Event 43009 (5014D296)

Date: 4/21/1980
Location:
Description: Lyrid meteor shower (mean date).
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_351

Event 43010 (6E6DC300)

Date: 4/22/1980
Locations: Springer, New Mexico; Cimarron Mountains
Description: 10:00 p.m. Police Officer Manuel Medina and dispatcher Sedilla of Springer, New Mexico, are parked on a traffic watch when one of them notices a bright star in the west at about 45° moving like a balloon with a start- stop motion. Medina shines his car’s spotlight on the object, which drops to a lower elevation. He turns the light off and the object ascends again. He turns the red cruiser light on, and the object seems to respond with a reddish hue. The light disappears over the Cimarron Mountains 20 miles away at 11:10 p.m.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Allan Hendry, “Familiar Description,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 2 (June 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6106

Event 43011 (319C2DFD)

Date: 4/23/1980
Description: At 7:40 p.m. on this evening Sr. N. Sayago was driving his car on the outskirts of the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa province, Argentina when he noticed something falling from the sky near some high-tension power lines. His vehicle suddenly stopped and could not be re-started again. He next felt a chilling breeze at this heet. He looked up and saw a very tall being gesturing at him. He was approached by two of these seven foot tall creatures, who he described as seven feet tall, with webbed hands, long pointed ears, protruding mouths, and almost no hair. They both wore shiny, almost luminous black diver suits. Their faces resembled very gaunt skulls, with hollow eyes and no visible noses. The beings moved their lips but did not speak. One of them took his hand with both of his cold hands, and Sr. Sayago beganto feel weak and dizzy. He then passed out. When he awoke he and the car were ten blocks away from where the encounter had taken place. He was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newspaper Clipping Service, June 1980, p. 9, citing the Buenos Aires Herald, April 24, 1980; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database, HC# 243, citing Fabio Picasso, Strange Magazine, #8 (listing the date as April 22nd)
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2263

Event 43012 (4229EEFD)

Date: 4/24/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: NEAR LAKE NORMAN, NC
Description: 2 roofers. Bright saucer rises / lake. Makes loop and away. / FSRv35#2.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13917

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “235”, HatchDesc: “nr LAKE NORMAN,NC:2 ROOFERS:BRITE SCR RISES/LAKE:MAKES LOOP+AWAY:/FSRv35#2”, LatLong: “35.500002 -80.916671”, LatLongDMS: “35:30:00 N 80:55:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43013 (482EBD69)

Date: 4/24/1980
Description: Two roofers working in the late evening at 9:00 p.m. sighted a bright yellow disc-shaped UFO rise vertically from Lake Norman Reservoir, not far from a nuclear power plant in Rutherford County, North Carolina. It made a loop in the sky and flew away.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: George D. Fawcett, MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; UFO Magazine (USA), June 1990, p. 33
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2284

Event 43014 (9D92A067)

Date: 4/25/1980
Time: 03:57:00.0
Location: 49.9810 78.7560
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 0KT YieldMax: 40KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1577

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9810 78.7560”, LatLongDMS: “49:58:52 N 78:45:22 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.50”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “0”, NukeYMax: “40”

Event 43015 (604B945A)

Date: 4/26/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: PALMA, QLD, AUS
Description: Several observer(s). Flattened sphere with 2 curved wings maneuvers / 60 minute(s). / r229v2#2.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO RESEARCH AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER. (Details missing) (Index 816)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13918

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “PALMA,QLD,AUS:SVRL OBS:FLATTENED SPHERE W/2 CURVED WINGS MNVRs/60min:/r229v2#2”, LatLong: “-17.316667 145.933340”, LatLongDMS: “17:19:00 S 145:56:00 E”, Locale: “Rainforest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Queensland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43016 (B318415F)

Date: 4/26/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: HOLTON, IN
Description: 2 observer(s). Luminous triangle hovers / seconds. Then shoots going up / 45° angle going quickly northwest. / A. Hendry.
Type: sighting
Reference: INTERNATIONAL UFO REPORTER (IUR) Bimonthly. CUFOS, Chicago. Highly regarded. (Index 1)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13919

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “280”, HatchDesc: “HOLTON,IN:2 OBS:LUM.TRIANGLE HVRS/secs:THEN SHOOTS ↑/45°ANGLE >>NW:/A.Hendry”, LatLong: “39.077780 -85.388893”, LatLongDMS: “39:04:40 N 85:23:20 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43017 (5793666F)

Date: 4/26/1980
Time: 17:00:00.1
Location: 37.2484 -116.4224
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: Britain Name: “Colwick” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1778

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.2484 -116.4224”, LatLongDMS: “37:14:54 N 116:25:21 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “Britain”, NukeDepth: “0.63”, NukeMb: “5.50”, NukeName: “Colwick”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCUG”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43018 (9740FB7A)

Date: 4/26/1980
Location: Holton, Indiana
Description: 11:00 p.m. Two witnesses in Holton, Indiana, watch a luminous flashing form in the northwest sky. Golden- colored and triangular in shape, it appears larger than the full moon. The object hovers, then shoots straight up in seconds. It zigzags before vanishing in the northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Golden Triangle in Indiana,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 5 (September 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6107

Event 43019 (E9464ADF)

Date: 4/26/1980
Description: A disabled man and a woman neighbor in Holton, Indiana watched a luminous, golden-colored triangle, that appeared and passed in front of the full moon at around 11:00 p.m. It hovered for awhile, then shot straight up, and finally zigzagged before vanishing at a 45 degrees angle above the horizon in the northwest.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allan Hendry, CUFOS News, September 1980, p. 3
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2348

Event 43020 (C5055904)

Date: 5/1980
Description: Citizens Against UFO Secrecy’s attorney Peter Gersten brings a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to compel it to release 135 documents it has withheld from FOIA requests. The suit also includes the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration (which it claims conducted an inadequate search for its UFO records).
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Fred Whiting, “CAUS Goes to Court,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6108

Event 43021 (E3B466A3)

Date: 5/1980
Location: Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, South Dakota
Description: Early afternoon. Thousands of base personnel and their families are congregating at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, South Dakota, to watch an SR-71 Blackbird take off after a refueling stop. A1C John W. Mills III and a few other airmen are on top of the barracks for a view. They see an odd, triangular object above the B-52 Alert Pad about half a mile away. It begins to move down the flight line, and they see it is a gray-black delta shape at an altitude of 500 feet. For some reason it is not visible through the pair of binoculars they have. It makes a right turn and suddenly disappears above a parachute-rigging building. The SR-71 does not take off. Later in the day, an official “flash” message goes out to base personnel telling them not to talk to the press in case they had seen anything.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Nukes 387–392
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6109

Event 43022 (6462DACF)

Date: 5/1980
Locations: Wuhan University; Beijing; Shanghai; Guangdong; Sichuan; Shanxi; Hubei; Guangxi
Description: The Chinese UFO Studies Association is established under the auspices of Wuhan University, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, and the provinces of Guangdong, Sichuan, Shanxi, Hubei, and Guangxi. It is headed by Cha Leping, a 26-year-old astrophysics student. The association later is incorporated into the China UFO Research Organization as an official branch of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Paul Dong, “Letters,” IUR 7, no. 2 (March 1982): 3; Good Above, p. 206
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6110

Event 43023 (D260021D)

Date: 5/1980
Locations: Manlius, New York; Griffiss Business and Technology Park, Rome, New York
Description: Late afternoon. Two witnesses are driving through Manlius, New York, when they catch a glimpse of a disc- shaped object the size of a football field hovering above a patch of trees. The driver stops the car and steps outside. Yellow, red, and green lights are rotating around its perimeter. A commercial aircraft and news helicopter are also visible in the sky. The object is still not moving and soundless. Then two jet fighters, apparently scrambled from Griffiss AFB [now the Griffiss Business and Technology Park] in Rome, New York, fly toward the object, which takes off like a bullet and disappears.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Dolan II 211
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6111

Event 43024 (5C4D2C9D)

Date: 5/2/1980
Time: 10:20
Location: MT. HAMILTON, CA
Description: Silver sphere/orb/globe going south. Going up and down. Stops / 10 second(s) over lick observatory. Continues going south.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO Evidence II: HB: Scarecrow Press Lanham, MD. http://www.scarecrowpress.com ISBN 0-8108-3881-8 (Index 226)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13920

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “1263”, HatchDesc: “Mt.HAMILTON,CA:SLVR ORB >S:↑+↓:STOPS/10sec OVR LICK OBSERVATORY:CONTINUES >S”, LatLong: “37.344446 -121.644450”, LatLongDMS: “37:20:40 N 121:38:40 W”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43025 (3BAB9A8D)

Date: 5/2/1980
Location: San Jose, CA
Description: Shiny sphere flying with rapid up and down motions observed through binoculars; stopped, spinning, over Lick Observatory, accelerated rapidly and sped away (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5296

Event 43026 (C144639F)

Date: 5/2/1980
Location: San Jose, California
Description: Shiny sphere flying with rapid up and down motions observed through binoculars. Stopped, spinning, over Lick Observatory, accelerated rapidly and sped away
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_352

Event 43027 (7BDD0E72)

Date: 5/2/1980
Time: 18:46:30.1
Location: 37.0560 -116.0190
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Canfield” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_860

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0560 -116.0190”, LatLongDMS: “37:03:22 N 116:01:08 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.35”, NukeMb: “4.50”, NukeName: “Canfield”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43028 (D816F4F2)

Date: 5/2/1980
Locations: Santa Clara County; San Jose, California; Lick Observatory
Description: 10:15 a.m. A Santa Clara County park ranger and another county employee are in the hills east of San Jose, California, when they see a shiny, mirror-like spherical object moving north to south. They take turns studying it through binoculars. The object has a blue-green band in the center and is orange at the bottom. It makes rapid up- and-down motions as it moves forward and spins faster as its speed diminishes. The object stops and spins toward Lick Observatory to the east of their position for 10 seconds. Then it accelerates rapidly and speeds away to the south. The sighting duration is 3–4 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv II 226
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6112

Event 43029 (C0532D6B)

Date: 5/4/1980
Location:
Description: Eta Aquarid meteor shower (mean date).
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_353

Event 43030 (7B061C04)

Date: 5/5/1980
Location: USA, Redding (Northern California)
Description: (Translated from French) The observation had taken place from 9:05 PM, the time of the karate class ending, to 10:10 PM, the time they arrived at their friends’ place. A woman driving in a street of Redding, accompanied by her two daughters (15 and 14 years old) and another girl of 13 years old, had been frightened by a sudden puff of smoke or fog that enveloped her van. All the noises seemed to have stopped around the 4 women while they “floated” inside this cloud. Worried, they went to their friends’ place as soon as they left the cloud. They discovered they had “lost” 30 minutes, time during which they could not account for their activities. During the following hours they suffered from various physiological reactions and the next day marks, resembling strange bites, appeared on the skin of two of the girls. They had dreamt of men pointing various kinds of weapons towards their heads. The witnesses reported the case to the police who advised them to address a private organization for UFO research. [note from vog: the author links the observation and the troubles to causes such as an exacerbated religiosity and a form of hysteria, though…] (1980, May 5 or 7)
Reference: Jacques VALLEE: “Confrontations” - Laffont 1991, p. 102 to 113
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3068

Event 43031 (2EF2F855)

Date: 5/5/1980
Time: ~18:00
Location: CIMARRON, NM
Description: UFO seen. 4 hours / missing time. Calf mutilated / alien base. Body parts / red liquid!
Type: sighting
Reference: CLARK, Jerome: High Strangeness: UFO’s from 1960 through 1979. The UFO ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume 3. 1996 Omnigraphics Inc Detroit, MI ISBN 1-55888-742-3 (Index 26)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13921

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, CVS: Conversation/communication, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “240”, Elev: “1959”, HatchDesc: “CIMARRON,NM:UFO SEEN:4hrs/MST:CALF MTLd/ALIEN BASE:BODY PARTS/RED LIQUID!”, LatLong: “36.511113 -104.916672”, LatLongDMS: “36:30:40 N 104:55:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 43032 (B7F4F122)

Date: 5/5/1980
Locations: Oklahoma; Eagle’s Nest, New Mexico; Cimarron, New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Manzano Weapons Storage Area at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque
Description: As she is driving home from Oklahoma to Eagle’s Nest, New Mexico, Myrna Hansen and her 6-year-old son see several UFOs in a field near Cimarron, New Mexico, after which they suffer confusion and a 4-hour loss of time. Paul Bennewitz, an Albuquerque, New Mexico, owner of humidity equipment company Thunder Scientific and a UFO investigator, on May 11 brings psychologist R. Leo Sprinkle in to meet Hansen. He hypnotizes them and gets a detailed abduction story from the mother, who also remembers watching the aliens mutilate a calf. Hansen also remembers being taken by the UFO to an underground area in New Mexico (leading Bennewitz to suspect it is the Manzano Weapons Storage Area at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque) where she sees tanks of water with cattle body parts, as well as a human arm.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Linda Moulton Howe, An Alien Harvest: Further Evidence Linking Animal Mutilations and Human Abductions to Alien Life Forms, Howe Productions, 1989, pp. 112–116; Linda Moulton Howe, Facts and Eyewitnesses, The Author, 1993, pp. 234–245; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 15–28; Marcus Lowth, “The Chilling and Bizarre Abduction Encounter of Myrna Hansen,” UFO Insight, May 19, 2018; Clark III 359–360
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6113

Event 43033 (4DE66C58)

Date: 5/5/1980
Description: In San Jose de Mayo, Uruguay construction workers and truck drivers at a meat packing plant that was under construction saw a red and green luminous ball hovering overhead. It emitted a dull noise, and its presence interrupted electrical light power and also caused battery-operated radios to go dead.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jane Thomas, UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 9, citing La Razon, May 16, 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2553

Event 43034 (28CA6CC5)

Date: 5/6/1980
Description: Leonard Stringfield finds an article in UFO Sightings by David McCarthy titled “Quest for Teleportation,” which features a photo of an alien cadaver similar to the ones he was given in March.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: David McCarthy, “The Quest for Teleportation,” UFO Sightings 1, no. 1 (July 1980): 40–45; MUFON UFO Journal, December 1980
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6114

Event 43035 (ADFFD360)

Date: 5/7/1980
Time: 15:50
Location: DACHSTEIN ALPS, AUSTRIA
Description: KLM and Lufthansa and more/others. Grey sphere/orb/globe. 3 jets chase. Very fast. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v26#4.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 265)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13922

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “Austria”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “120”, HatchDesc: “DACHSTEIN ALPS,AUSTRIA:KLM+LUFTHANSA++:GREY ORB:3 JETS CHASE:VFAST:/FSR v26#4”, LatLong: “47.500002 13.666667”, LatLongDMS: “47:30:00 N 13:40:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “VIE”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43036 (3A744491)

Date: 5/7/1980
Time: 17:20
Location: VALDESE, NC
Description: 1 observer / I40. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). 12m domed hat-saucer. U-turn in front of car. / r41p452.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13923

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “367”, HatchDesc: “VALDESE,NC:1 OBS/I40:RFI:12m DOMED HAT-SCR:U-TURN IN FRONT OF CAR:/r41p452”, LatLong: “35.738891 -81.561115”, LatLongDMS: “35:44:20 N 81:33:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “5”, State/Prov: “North Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43037 (9E40085C)

Date: 5/7/1980
Time: 21:10
Location: REDDING, CA
Description: 1+3 observer(s). Fog envelops car. 30+min missing time. Observer(s) works / nuclear research. / r5p69.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 966)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13924

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MST: Missing time or time anomaly, NUC: Nuclear facility related, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “168”, HatchDesc: “REDDING,CA:1+3 OBS:FOG ENVELOPS CAR:30+MIN MST:obs works/nucl.research:/r5p69”, LatLong: “40.566669 -122.383339”, LatLongDMS: “40:34:00 N 122:23:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43038 (69145685)

Date: 5/7/1980
Location: Valdese, NC
Description: Disc with dome maneuvered near car, E-M effects on radio (section XII). (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5297

Event 43039 (73377E80)

Date: 5/7/1980
Location: Valdese, NC
Description: Disc with dome maneuvered near car, E-M effects on radio
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_354

Event 43040 (8654D427)

Date: 5/7/1980
Location: Valdese, North Carolina
Description: Day. X-ray technician Ruth Weaver experiences interference on her car radio while driving near Valdese, North Carolina. It blacks out completely and she sees a huge object move beneath the cloud cover directly ahead of her car. It makes a U-turn, then it banks, revealing the shape of an upside-down soup bowl with a dome on top. A red triangle is on the underside. It looks like a Stetson hat as it moves away.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOEv II 452; George D. Fawcett, Human Reactions to UFOs Worldwide (1940–1983): What We Have Learned from UFO Repetitions, The Author, 1986, p. 16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6115

Event 43041 (1D0A3462)

Date: 5/7/1980
Locations: Dachstein Mountains in the Austrian Alps; Air Control Center in Vienna
Description: 3:50 p.m. A Dutch KLM airliner is flying just over 30,000 feet above the Dachstein Mountains in the Austrian Alps. The pilot sees a gray spherical object flying overhead, which he reports to the Air Control Center in Vienna, which contacts the Austrian Air Force. Maj. Karl Schwarz orders three Saab 105 aircraft to intercept. Once they make visual contact, two of the jets attempt the intercept while the third takes film footage. The UFO’s erratic movements, however, make it impossible to follow, and the object is soon out of sight. At 5:50 p.m., a German Lufthansa airliner comes in close contact with a similar object, Schwarz orders two more fighters to scramble. The Saab 105 pilots think the object’s variable speed means it is playing with them. It is flying some 9,800 feet above them, but they cannot maneuver well enough to catch it.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Terry Hooper, “UFO Interceptions Attempted,” Flying Saucer Review 26, no. 4 (November 1980): 21
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6116

Event 43042 (F2765193)

Date: 5/7/1980
Description: At 5:20 p.m. an object described as an “upside down soup bowl” with a dome on top came out of cloud cover directly ahead of the witness’s car driving on I-40 near Valdese, North Carolina. It was estimated to be 40 feet in diameter and had a red rectangular area on the bottom. It made a U-turn, then banked away. The car’s radio experienced interference during the close encounter.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, September 1980; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 25, 452, citing Tarheel UFO Newsletter, June 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2627

Event 43043 (90FB9822)

Date: 5/7/1980
Description: At 9:05 p.m. a woman with the last name of Riley was driving her car in Redding, California accompanied by her two teenage daughters (15 and 14 years old) and by another 13-year-old girl, when they were frightened by the sudden appearance of a patch of smoke or fog that suddenly enveloped their van. All normal noises ceased, while the women seemed to “float” inside a “cloud”. Very worried, as soon as they were able to leave the “cloud” they drove to a friend’s house, where they discovered that they could not account for 30 minutes of time. During the hours that followed they suffered from various physiological reactions and the following day, marks resembling strange punctures appeared on the skin of two of the girls. Soon afterwards they experienced strange dreams in which “men” were pointing strange weapons or objects at their heads. The witnesses reported the strange event to the police who advised them to contact a private UFO organization.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jacques Vallee, Confrontations, p. 79; APRO Bulletin, June 1980, p. 1; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 22, citing APRO Bulletin, June 1980, p. 1
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2628

Event 43044 (826CAA1F)

Date: 5/9/1980
Time: ~07:00
Location: MARIANO MALGAR AIR FORCE BASE / LA JOYA, PERU
Description: PAF SU22 jets fire / saucer over Air Force Base. Same / 10 May.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: CE-5, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS of the 5th KIND. 1999 Sourcebooks Inc. Naperville, IL ISBN 1-57071-427-4. 242 case files. (Index 237)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13925

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Peru”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “12”, Elev: “1289”, HatchDesc: “MARIANO MALGAR AFB/LA JOYA,PERU:PAF SU22 JETS FIRE/SCR ovr AFB::SAME/10MAY”, LatLong: “-16.722223 -71.855559”, LatLongDMS: “16:43:20 S 71:51:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arequipa”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43045 (11A4DCB1)

Date: 5/9/1980
Locations: Bargersville, Indiana; Empty Fields
Description: 9:00 p.m. A woman is driving home with her daughter in Bargersville, Indiana, when bright red flashes of light illuminate the inside of her truck and the surrounding area. The flashes are caused by red balls of light about the size of lemons in the empty fields around them. The balls blink on and off in succession, climbing up one telephone pole. Moving down, and crossing the road to perform the same motion on another pole. They approach the truck, forcing her to back up the truck. Finally, the phenomenon ceases and she drives home. When they get there, her German shepherd dog starts whining and barking. Her husband steps outside to see what’s going on. Suddenly, their two daughters start screaming as small red balls of light move across their mother’s back and behind her hair. She does not feel anything, but the dog runs to the barn and stays there all night.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Allan Hendry Reports: A Spooky Experience in Indiana,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 6 (October 1980): 3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6117

Event 43046 (20EB95FA)

Date: 5/9/1980
Description: At 7:00 a.m. a Peruvian Air Force Sukhoi-22 warplane was scrambled to intercept a UFO flying near the Mariano Melgar AFB, near La Joya, Arequipa Province, Peru. It fired on the round object, but the UFO zipped off unharmed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 324; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 43
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2693

Event 43047 (9093B013)

Date: 5/9/1980
Description: Red balls of light the size of lemons climbed up, across, and down telephone lines in Bargersville, Indiana then went up another pole on a clear evening at 9 p.m. A dog whined and barked as more red balls of light moved across a woman’s back and the hair on her head. The balls of light made no noise
Reference: Johnson
Reference: John Timmerman, CUFOS News Bulletin, October 1980, p. 3
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2694

Event 43048 (ED461D6C)

Date: 5/10/1980
Location: Area 51
Description: DoD Report: The FAP (Peruvian Air Force) spotted a UFO twice and tried to intercept and destroy the UFO without success.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Pea Research (“Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p503)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_711
See also: 7/1952

Event 43049 (FA62CA21)

Date: 5/11/1980
Time: 03:20
Location: GIULIANOVA, ITL
Description: 5 observer(s). Hiss! Dark 6M cylinder/cigar-shape going [to] 100M away. Curves back out to sea.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13926

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “GIULIANOVA,ITL:5 OBS:HISS!:DARK 6M CGR > 100M away:CURVES back out to sea”, LatLong: “42.733335 13.966667”, LatLongDMS: “42:44:00 N 13:58:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TE”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43050 (935FC7F2)

Date: 5/12/1980
Time: 18:00
Location: BULAWAYO, ZIMB
Description: 2 observer(s). Brilliant blue saucer hovers / low altitude / 10 minute(s). Shoots going up. Stops. Going up [to] again and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO AFRINEWS; Twice annually. Cynthia Hind, editor; PO Box MP 49, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13927

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “BULAWAYO,ZIMB:2 OBS:BRILL.BLU SCR HVRS/lo alt/10min:SHOOTS↑:STOPS:↑AGAIN+AWAY”, LatLong: “-20.200001 28.700001”, LatLongDMS: “20:12:00 S 28:42:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BLW”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43051 (D1B335E0)

Date: 5/12/1980
Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Africa
Description: A brilliant blue disc hovered at a low altitude for ten minutes over Bulawayo. It shot straight up, stopped, then shot up again and was gone. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5298

Event 43052 (2FABEA74)

Date: 5/12/1980
Description: A brilliant blue disc hovered at a low altitude for ten minutes over Bulawayo, Zimbabwe at six p.m. It shot straight up, stopped, then shot up again and was gone.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Cynthia Hind, UFO Afri News, July 1990
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2771

Event 43053 (65266E61)

Date: 5/13/1980
Location: Belgium, Eben-Emael
Description: (Translated from French) Near the intersection of the borders with the Netherlands and Germany, close to the Albert Canal, the mushroom farm was located almost in a strategic military place and the galleries established in the caves of the rocks. Around 10 o’clock the owner of the place was coming out in the courtyard of the farm (about 20 m x 15 m), face to face with a circular object of a diameter of about 5.20m, hovering 50 cm from the ground. From the dome of the craft an staircase unfolded to the ground and a man came out from above, descended the staircase and remained motionless at the foot of the craft. Two other men did the same and the trio headed towards the witness. They had an absolutely human appearance, pale face, slightly slanted eyes and a stature of about 1.60m. They wore green suits. One of the characters said (or exclaimed) “What are we doing here?”. The brave witness explained as if it was a question asked, that he cultivated mushrooms and asked if they wanted some. They wanted some. Flanked by the three visitors, the witness went to the cellar and took a crate of mushrooms that he wanted to offer them. But the leader of the trio only wanted one mushroom from the pile. As soon as the mushroom was placed in his hand he turned around and the three individuals rejoined their machine, climbed the staircase, and the machine took off very quickly in the direction of the Netherlands. Finally the gendarmerie of Bassenge was notified and the witness interrogated. In the afternoon he received a visit from two military men in navy blue uniforms, who made him understand “it’s better that he had seen nothing”. These military men spoke French with a Liège accent. [note from vog: The secret NATO base Cannerberg, the 2nd ATAF Joint Operation Center, is located in the municipality of Maastricht, on the Belgian border. It is an underground base, buried under a mountain that counts 85 km of galleries and which hosted between 1960 and 1992 more than 4000 military personnel from several countries. What is done in this base? It’s top secret, but as it was said in the Dutch press in 1995 “the military worked there in the field of communications” - excerpt from the article “Contaminated Soldiers, Cannerberg. There was asbestos in this secret NATO base installed two steps away from Eben Emael…” by Jean Michel Crespin]
Reference: investigation and counter-investigation by J.L. Vertongen, Frank Boitte and others
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3069

Event 43054 (F1EA1C38)

Date: 5/13/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: US49 NEAR MAGEE, MS
Description: 2 / car. Glowing-disk over car. Beams light going down. Car lights flicker. / r25p309.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 149)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13928

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “131”, HatchDesc: “US49 nr MAGEE,MS:2/CAR:GLO-DISK OVR CAR:BEAMS LITE↓:CAR LITES FLICKER:/r25p309”, LatLong: “34.083335 -89.716671”, LatLongDMS: “34:05:00 N 89:43:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Mississippi”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43055 (75441F93)

Date: 5/14/1980
Location: Simpson County, MS
Description: Glowing disc shone light beam on road, E-M when car entered light beam. BiloxiGulfport, Miss., Daily Herald, May 14, 1980 (L) car (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5299

Event 43056 (10CBD1B5)

Date: 5/14/1980
Location: Simpson County, MS
Description: Glowing disc cast light beam onto road. Car entered beam, headlights flickered off and on several times, afterwards worked normally
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_355

Event 43057 (9AA34298)

Date: 5/14/1980
Locations: US Highway 49; Simpson County, Mississippi
Description: 3:30 a.m. Howard and Julia Pickrel are driving on US Highway 49 through Simpson County, Mississippi, when they see a glowing disc high in the sky. A beam of light from the disc makes a spot of light on the ground as wide as their car. As they drive through the light beam, their lights go on and off 7–8 times. After they are out of the beam’s path, the lights do not flicker again.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Richard H. Hall, Uninvited Guests, Aurora, 1988, pp. 307–308
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6118

Event 43058 (758D73B4)

Date: 5/14/1980
Location: Mars Hill, Maine
Description: 9:15 p.m. John Ray spots three dark discs while he is driving in the rain through a rural area near Mars Hill, Maine. Each is larger than the full moon and has numerous white lights on the bottom. They pass silently above his car and hover ahead of him in close formation about 500 feet up. Suddenly they take off and disappear.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Close Encounter in the Rain,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 7 (November 1980): 2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6119

Event 43059 (E166B829)

Date: 5/14/1980
Description: Simpson County, Mississippi - A glowing disc high in the sky cast a light beam on the roadway at 3:30 a.m. When a car with witnesses Mr. & Mrs. Pickrel drove through the light beam the “car lights went on and off about 7-8 times”. The headlights and console lights later functioned normally.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard H. Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 307, citing the Biloxi Daily Herald, May 14, 1980; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 25, 258; MUFON UFO Journal, July 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2836

Event 43060 (F043C152)

Date: 5/14/1980
Description: On a rainy night shortly after 9:00 p.m. while driving through a forested area in Mars Hill, Aroostook County, Maine 33-year-old Mr. Ray reported that three dark discs flew silently over his car. They then stopped and hovered ahead of him in close formation, at 500 feet altitude. They suddenly took off at an incredible speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Raymond E. Fowler, CUFOS Newsletter, November 1980, p. 2
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2837

Event 43061 (1A384D2C)

Date: 5/15/1980
Time: 00:40
Location: M25 / MORETON, ENGL
Description: Teacher / car. Double-bullet / 45° angle / low altitude. 2 truncated beams going down.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 326)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13929

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “19”, HatchDesc: “M25/MORETON,ENGL:TEACHER/CAR:DOUBLE-BULLET/45°ANGLE/LO alt:2 TRUNCATED BEAMS ↓”, LatLong: “53.400003 -3.116667”, LatLongDMS: “53:24:00 N 03:07:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43062 (F7624FCA)

Date: 5/15/1980
Description: At 12:40 a.m. a Mr. Hughes, driving on the M53 Motorway in Wirral, Merseyside, England sighted an object shaped like two curved artillery shells side-by-side close to the ground. Two shielded beams of light were projected downward from the object onto the ground.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Alan Bell, FSR, August 1981, p. 13
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_2869

Event 43063 (8976670B)

Date: 5/16/1980
Location: CHINA, Beijing
Description: (Translated from French) …very late at night (…) I went out into the courtyard to breathe the fresh air. Suddenly I noticed that the landscape became very clear all of a sudden. (…) I immediately saw an orange-red object floating above the roof of the house across from me. I felt scared by this unexpected foreign object. At first glance, this object seemed oval, resembling a heated electric iron. This red iron suspended in the sky of Beijing began to zigzag from southwest to northwest. It flew slowly, its big nose slightly raised and there was no trail behind it. We did not know at what altitude it was, it made no noise. (…) it was composed of several luminous bands of hemispherical shapes. Initially oval in appearance, it gradually revealed itself as a cone whose sharp outline was enveloped by a layer of yellowish mist. (…) it was as big as two full moons, but much less luminous. (…) between the dome and the main body, there was a belt of white light. In the blink of an eye it passed the agglomeration and the roof of the houses in front of me prevented me from continuing the observation. I saw it for three minutes, the clock marked 1:14 am on May 16.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials”, ed. Mercure de France 1983, p 144, 145
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3070

Event 43064 (163B2943)

Date: 5/16/1980
Locations: Działoszyn, Poland; Wielún
Description: 3:00 p.m. A civilian pilot is flying a Pirat glider near a cement mill in Działoszyn, Poland, when he notices an object maneuvering across the fumes from factory chimneys below. Seconds later it moves in front of the glider, and he takes evasive action. It is an isosceles triangle shape with a side length of 30 feet and a dull brownish- green. At one point it turns up one of its corners at an angle of 45° in an apparent attempt to correct its flight. Then it changes orientation to the horizontal, shrinks in size, and disappears. A similar object is seen the same day near Wielún.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Poland 69
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6120

Event 43065 (E43C9B1E)

Date: 5/22/1980
Time: 13:00:00.1
Location: 37.0031 -116.0314
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Flora” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_861

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0031 -116.0314”, LatLongDMS: “37:00:11 N 116:01:53 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.34”, NukeName: “Flora”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43066 (18F2F5BC)

Date: 5/22/1980
Time: 03:57:00.1
Location: 49.7800 78.0370
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: .004KT YieldMax: 80KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1578

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.7800 78.0370”, LatLongDMS: “49:46:48 N 78:02:13 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.50”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “.004”, NukeYMax: “80”

Event 43067 (B48C53C1)

Date: 5/22/1980
Locations: Gran Canaria Airport; Canary Islands; Ocean
Description: 11:05 p.m. The Air Transit Control Center at Gran Canaria Airport in the Canary Islands detects some unidentified traffic toward the southwest moving at 685 mph. A few minutes later, an aero-taxi pilot reports a bright object passing to his left and descending toward the ocean. A Spanish Air Force officer investigates and concludes the object is unknown, even though its position observed by the pilot matches that of Venus. A false radar echo is also possible.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Swords 436, 528–529
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6121

Event 43068 (F2808CF6)

Date: 5/23/1980
End date: 5/25/1980
Locations: Laramie; University of Wyoming campus
Description: The first Rocky Mountain Conference on UFO Investigation, organized by psychologist R. Leo Sprinkle to bring contactees together, is held in Laramie on the University of Wyoming campus. Barely 20 people show up, but Sprinkle notes they are average, normal people, though highly susceptible to hypnotic suggestion. Most claim some psychic abilities, and many report a feeling of being monitored or experiencing continuing contact with UFO entities. They feel anxiety about the state of the human race and worry about a coming cataclysm. The conferences continue to at least 1996, attracting as many as 200 attendees.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 300–301
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6122

Event 43069 (B07248C5)

Date: 5/26/1980
Time: 12:20
Location: OFF CABO / GATA, SP
Description: Submarine/submerged crew. Big RADAR blip going northeast 3km away. Low altitude. Absolute(ly) invisible!
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 328)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13930

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off CABO/GATA,SP:SUBM.CREW:BIG RDR BLIP >NE 3km AWAY:LO alt:ABS.INVISIBLE!”, LatLong: “36.683335 -2.266667”, LatLongDMS: “36:41:00 N 02:16:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “ALM”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43070 (9DFB5C5E)

Date: 5/26/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: HUNINGUE, FR
Description: Airman and 1 / ground. Metallic ovoid wobbles / 3 minute(s). Rises going quickly east into Germany.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 228)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13931

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “HUNINGUE,FR:AIRMAN+1/GND:MTLC OVOID WOBBLES/3min:RISES >>E into GERMANY:”, LatLong: “47.600002 7.583334”, LatLongDMS: “47:36:00 N 07:35:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haut-Rhin”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43071 (E984AC91)

Date: 5/28/1980
Locations: Denver; Houston, Texas; Trinidad, Colorado
Description: Denver KMGH-TV investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe releases A Strange Harvest, a 2-hour documentary that suggests unusual wounds found on cattle are the work of extraterrestrial beings who harvest body parts required for their survival or research, and that the US government is complicit. The documentary wins a Regional Emmy award in 1981. She interviews Denver surgeon Arlen Meyers on excising tissue with a laser; and Lou Girodo, chief investigator for the District Attorney’s Office in Trinidad, Colorado. The show also features a hypnotic regression session by R. Leo Sprinkle on Judy Dorarty, who says she witnessed a mutilation outside Houston, Texas, in May 1973; under hypnosis, she describes seeing a calf drawn up in a pale yellow beam of light into a UFO.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Internet Movie Database, “A Strange Harvest”; Clark III 363; “Alta Loma 1973,” Texas UFO Museum and Research Library, February 1, 2003
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6123

Event 43072 (B2E2642D)

Date: 5/30/1980
Description: The CIA moves for summary judgment in Peter Gersten’s lawsuit for UFO documents. The court grants it, despite the 57 remaining UFO documents the CIA admits it is withholding. CAUS appeals on June 24.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “CAUS Update,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 15–16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6124

Event 43073 (3FFE9F30)

Date: 6/1980
Location: ARGENTINA, Rosario
Description: (Translated from French) Carpenter Juan Gomez claimed to have traveled aboard a UFO after receiving a visit 12 days earlier from 4 extraterrestrials dressed in yellow and equipped with diving suits. These four creatures announced by a blinding light were about 50 cm tall and emitted unintelligible sounds. Juan Gomez explained that an intense light had “absorbed” him while he was walking in the outskirts of Rosario. He regained consciousness 15 hours later in a distant locality of that city. A black spot was printed on the index of his right hand, as if he had undergone a blood test. During this period several inhabitants of Rosario said they had observed several UFOs. (June 1980)
Reference: Jean-Marie DOUCHET - Nostra - 28.1.1982
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3072

Event 43074 (57CBCC94)

Date: 6/1980
Time: ~01:00
Location: SHERMAN, TX
Description: Odd sounds and lights. Allagash-Jim levitated / bed. Possible missing time. (Rpt abductee.)
Type: sighting
Reference: FOWLER, Raymond: The ALLAGASH ABDUCTIONS. Wild Flower Press; Tigard, OR 1993. 347pp. (Index 232)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13932

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “227”, HatchDesc: “SHERMAN,TX:ODD SOUNDS+LITES:ALLAGASH-JIM LEVITATED/BED:POSS.MST:(rpt abductee)”, LatLong: “33.633335 -96.583338”, LatLongDMS: “33:38:00 N 96:35:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43075 (DC0F4643)

Date: 6/1980
Time: 23:00?
Location: SPROSTON GREEN, CHESHIRE
Description: 2 / car. Brill lights. 2 7’ figure(s) glide up. Telepathy battle of will.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny: ALIEN ABDUCTIONS - the Mystery Solved; Inner Light, NJ 1988. (Index 74)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13933

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, GNT: Giant: Large/tall alien, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, ABD: Human or animal abduction, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “40”, HatchDesc: “SPROSTON GREEN,CHESHIRE:2/CAR:BRILL LITES:2 7’FIGs GLIDE UP:TLP BATTLE of WILL”, LatLong: “53.194447 -2.394445”, LatLongDMS: “53:11:40 N 02:23:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43076 (04D7F521)

Date: 6/1980
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Description: NICAP is disbanded after the last issue of the UFO Investigator is published, and its files are eventually turned over to the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, Illinois.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFO Investigator 11, no. 6 (June 1980); Clark III 794
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6126

Event 43077 (113D1044)

Date: 6/1980
Description: Citizens Against UFO Secrecy is reorganized after the departure of W. Todd Zechel, with Peter Gersten as director and Lawrence Fawcett as assistant editor.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 240
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6127

Event 43078 (33D11446)

Date: 6/1980
Location: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Description: Kenneth Rommel releases Operation Animal Mutilation, a long report that devastatingly debunks popular theories. The animals have died of natural causes, he contends, and the mysterious aspects can be explained prosaically. He cites ornithologist Kenneth Sager: “The larger the animal, the more difficult it is for the scavenger to gain access to the food supply below the tough surface. [Thus they attack the] softer points of entry, namely the eyes, anal openings, and the soft underbelly areas, especially the udders of female bovines.” L. D. Kuttner of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine says that many scavengers can make as clean a cut as “might be done by a surgeon with a knife.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Cattle mutilation”; Kenneth M. Rommel Jr., Operation Animal Mutilation, Report of the District Attorney, First Judicial District, State of New Mexico, prepared for the US Criminal Justice Department, 1980; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Animal Mutilation documents, 1974– 1980, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5; Clark III 133
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6128

Event 43079 (43B85675)

Date: 6/1980
Description: Leonard H. Stringfield publishes The UFO Crash/Retrieval Syndrome: Status Report II, New Sources, New Data, presenting the accounts and rumors he has heard of crashed UFOs retrieved by the military. He has contacted four different military sources claiming to have seen a movie film depicting a crashed saucer and small alien bodies.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Leonard Stringfield, “The Chase for Proof in a Squirrel’s Cage,” UFOs 1947–1987, Fortean Tomes, 1987, p. 147
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6129

Event 43080 (3A083745)

Date: Early Summer 1980
Locations: Matsbo; Hedemora; central Sweden
Description: Two women see a green, miniature airplane outside a house in Matsbo, near Hedemora, in central Sweden.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clas Svahn, “Green Miniature Airplane Hovers in Front of a House,” IUR 29, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 6–7
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6125

Event 43081 (8BF6C697)

Date: 6/2/1980
Location: University of Pennsylvania
Description: Stringfield receives eight more prints showing an alien cadaver encased under glass. One photo shows a hand with four fingers and clawlike nails. His source claims they were obtained from a secret study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1980; Leonard Stringfield, “The Chase for Proof in a Squirrel’s Cage,” UFOs 1947–1987, Fortean Tomes, 1987, pp. 147–148
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6130

Event 43082 (E87C1388)

Date: 6/3/1980
Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Wyoming
Description: R. Leo Sprinkle arrives at Paul Bennewitz’s house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for another hypnotic session with Myrna Hansen. Bennewitz, now very paranoid, meets him at the door with a gun, saying he needs to protect himself from aliens. A strained and brief hypnosis session follows, after which Sprinkle returns to Wyoming.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 24–25
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6131

Event 43083 (E55B109F)

Date: 6/4/1980
Description: In 1980 two brothers commuting to work in Abasto, Argentina saw a strange luminous object in the pre-dawn sky at around 5:30 a.m. It made no noise, was 12 meters in diameter, and emitted white and reddish flashes of light. The UFO flew over fast, halted above the two men, then shot off to the north.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 9, citing La Razon, June 5, 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3279

Event 43084 (B0FCD813)

Date: 6/5/1980
Description: In 1980 a series of strange UFO-related events occurred in both Malaysia and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. At dusk in Moffat, Colorado a mustard yellow, old-fashioned “whirlybird” copter was seen rising from a pasture. The next morning a prize-winning bull was found dead. No nearby airport had ever seen such a craft. At 2:20 a.m. in Port Klang, Malaysia a spinning, luminous bluish-red ball hovered just 30 feet over a large oil installation. It emitted beam of light that struck a house near the petroleum tanks, and the house caught fire. Nearby airport radar confirmed the presence of a UFO.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Chris O’Brien, The Mysterious Valley, p. 42; Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, p. 96
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3304

Event 43085 (79DCDD67)

Date: 6/11/1980
Time: 16:30
Location: OFF AGUILAS, SP
Description: Spanish submersible crew via periscope. Silver metallic 100M saucer hovers / 200M altitude.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 328)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13934

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “off AGUILAS,SP:SPANISH SUB.CREW via PERISCOPE:SLVR MTLC 100M SCR HVRS/200M alt”, LatLong: “37.316668 -1.250000”, LatLongDMS: “37:19:00 N 01:15:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “60”, State/Prov: “ALM”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43086 (137BA3EF)

Date: 6/11/1980
Location: Venice, Italy
Description: An unknown cigar-shaped object passes close to a commercial aircraft near Venice, Italy.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Nick Redfern, A Covert Agenda: UFO Secrecy Exposed, Simon & Schuster, 1997, p. 162
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6132

Event 43087 (290030F9)

Date: 6/12/1980
Time: 13:20
Location: NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALTA
Description: DC9 crew and pass. Metallic disk hovers. “Net” beneath. Balloon?
Type: sighting
Reference: WEINSTEIN, Dominique; UAP: 80 Years of Pilot Sightings Privately published. 7 avenue Bartholome. 75015 Paris, FRANCE. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13935

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “1001”, HatchDesc: “nr ROCKY Mtn.HOUSE,ALTA:DC9 CREW+PASS:MTLC DISK HVRS:“NET” BENEATH:balloon?”, LatLong: “52.366669 -114.916672”, LatLongDMS: “52:22:00 N 114:55:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alberta”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43088 (3EDA05BD)

Date: 6/12/1980
Time: 16:00
Location: NORTH / HOPSTEN AB, GERM
Description: USAF F111 pilot and more. Plain torpedo-tank shape passes 15M away!
Type: sighting
Reference: WEINSTEIN, Dominique; UAP: 80 Years of Pilot Sightings Privately published. 7 avenue Bartholome. 75015 Paris, FRANCE. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13936

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Germany”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “N/HOPSTEN AB,GERM:USAF F111 PILOT+:PLAIN TORPEDO-TANK SHAPE PASSES 15M AWAY!”, LatLong: “52.950003 7.550000”, LatLongDMS: “52:57:00 N 07:33:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LSX”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43089 (BDA8050F)

Date: 6/12/1980
Time: 17:15:00.1
Location: 37.2817 -116.4539
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Kash” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_862

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.2817 -116.4539”, LatLongDMS: “37:16:54 N 116:27:14 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.65”, NukeMb: “5.60”, NukeName: “Kash”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43090 (B59BCD0A)

Date: 6/12/1980
Time: 03:27:00.1
Location: 49.9860 78.9980
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1579

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9860 78.9980”, LatLongDMS: “49:59:10 N 78:59:53 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.60”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43091 (638F6FB1)

Date: 6/13/1980
Description: (Translated from French) An UFO is spotted near Toula (USSR). (June 13th, 10 PM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2875

Event 43092 (4EAD0398)

Date: 6/14/1980
Location: USSR, Moscow
Description: (Translated from French) From 23:50 to 00:30 (or 00:30 on June 15) a half-moon of red-orange color followed by a luminous trail appeared above Kalinin to the north of Moscow, flew over Klin, Moscow where it stayed for 5 minutes, Ryazan 180 km to the south, then Gorki to the east where it also stopped for 5 minutes before finally disappearing in the direction of Kazan. During its passage, cows mooed, dogs barked and the population was panicked. Migs took off to try, in vain, to contact it. Thousands of Russians watched for 40 minutes this huge vessel which was visible on a trajectory of 800 km traveled at a speed estimated at 1500 km/h. According to the calculations of astronomer Felix Zigel, the diameter of the central part of the craft was 120 meters and its average altitude 90 km. It often changed speed and altitude and from time to time expelled smaller objects which spread in the sky. Two of these small objects were seen in Moscow. Lieutenant Colonel Karyakin noticed a saucer of about 4 m in diameter which stayed suspended for 2 minutes buzzing at 30 m above his house, then directed 3 jets of blue-green light towards the ground and flew away in a few seconds. Another witness saw in the craft a small figure in a space suit. In Certanovo, a southern suburb of Moscow, a television director named Koeshov distinguished a dark and buzzing mass placed in the street, with a small man walking around it. A few moments later a blinding light passed in front of his window and his wife felt a burning sensation on her arms on which red patches appeared and then disappeared. [note from vog: the underlined part of the text is not found in any other author…]
Reference: Jean-Francis CROLARD: “The Enigma of the ETs” - ed. Guy TREDANIEL 1995, p. 67, 68
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3071

Event 43093 (EDFA58D8)

Date: 6/14/1980
Description: (Translated from French) The headquarters of the KGB is alerted by it

s president himself, Iouri Andropov, who has just seen the UFO spotted at 10 PM the night before. The object is heading towards Moscow, where the sighting is confirmed by the astronomer Gindilis on duty that night at the observatory. The air defense radars have not detected anything, but the military think of a surprise attack by the Americans and trigger the alert. The UFO flies over the main airport of Moscow where it causes panic. Hundreds of witnesses see it emit a luminous crown and transform into a giant jellyfish: it moves away and expels 3 small UFOs which the Migs will vainly chase. Andropov orders the Institute of Studies of Magnetism and Earth Radioactivity to seriously study these UFOs still called anomalous atmospheric phenomena. (June 14, 4 AM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2876

Event 43094 (C858BEEF)

Date: 6/14/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: LIBERTAD, URU
Description: 2 green pseudo-human/entity try / enter house. Observer(s) grabs arm. Electro-magnetic effect (EME). Tripod physical traces. / FSRv28#1.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 308)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13937

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Uruguay”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “58”, HatchDesc: “LIBERTAD,URU:2 GRN.PSH TRY/ENTER HOUSE:OBS GRABS ARM:EME:TRIPOD TRCs:/FSRv28#1”, LatLong: “-34.583335 -56.650003”, LatLongDMS: “34:35:00 S 56:39:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “1”, State/Prov: “SNJ”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43095 (ACB05ADF)

Date: 6/14/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARG
Description: Hundreds / observer(s). 8-min wave / saucers cigars and triangles. Photographs. No further details / news report.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 197)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13938

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “27”, HatchDesc: “BUENOS AIRES,ARG:100s/OBS:8-min WAVE/SCRs CGRs+TRIANGLES:FOTOS:NFD/news rpt”, LatLong: “-34.616668 -58.483336”, LatLongDMS: “34:37:00 S 58:29:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Buenos Aires”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43096 (1D174542)

Date: 6/14/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: KALININ, RUSSIA AND MORE/OTHERS
Description: Grey ovoid grows. Turns transparent. Going southeast. Cosmos 1188 launch? / r117p428.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 328)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13939

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “KALININ,RUSS++:GRY OVOID GROWS:TURNS XPARENT:>SE:Cosmos 1188 launch?:/r117p428”, LatLong: “56.916669 35.916668”, LatLongDMS: “56:55:00 N 35:55:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MSC”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43097 (63C8EDBA)

Date: 6/14/1980
Location: Cordoba and Rosario, Arg
Description: Flurry of UFO sightings by numerous witnesses, including airport personnel and meteorologists, with extensive newspaper coverage. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5300

Event 43098 (50DA4319)

Date: 6/14/1980
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: An LAN Chile airline pilot reported that a UFO made a head-on pass at his plane at 50,000 feet altitude. The glowing yellow object was moving faster than his aircraft. (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5301

Event 43099 (2D5CF7E1)

Date: 6/14/1980
Location: Moscow, Russia
Description: Evening. Many residents of Moscow, Russia, see a huge, reddish-orange, horseshoe-shaped object accompanied by swirling luminous gases. Some 250 miles to the west, Lt. Col. Oleg Karyakin hears a low- frequency booming noise and sees a bright object less than 500 feet away. He runs toward it, feels some resistance, but continues until he is about 150 feet away. It gives off a high-pitched sound and briefly emits three white rays, then ascends rapidly, hovers for 2 seconds, then moves to the northwest and vanishes. Shortly afterward, he sees a large, reddish UFO above some treetops. Another bright object is accompanying the first, flying horizontally and leaving a fiery trail. Some 30 others witness this event. Soviet investigators conclude that the objects were the launches of two communications satellites, a Gorizont and Kosmos 1188.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle, The Soviet UFO Files: Paranormal Encounters behind the Iron Curtain, Quadrillion, 1998, p. 59; Good Above, pp. 238–241
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6133

Event 43100 (904911B3)

Date: 6/14/1980
Locations: Córdoba; Jorge Newbery; Ezeiza; Buenos Aires; Rosario; Argentina; Pajas Blancas Airport; Uruguay; Brazil; Chile; Paraguay
Description: 7:00–8:00 p.m. A flurry of UFO sightings by numerous witnesses takes place in Córdoba, Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza airports in Buenos Aires, and Rosario, Argentina, including airport personnel and meteorologists, with extensive newspaper coverage. Objects appear singly and in “fleets” and are described variously as “luminous oval-spherical,” “spinning top,” spindle-shaped, and a sphere that emits “an intense luminous ray that illuminated the surface of the river.” At Pajas Blancas Airport in Córdoba, a UFO causes operations to be stopped for several minutes after it follows the landing pattern of aircraft into the airport. Sightings occur around the same time in Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay. CUFOS suspects many of the observations might be due to a high-altitude barium cloud produced by a rocket launch.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “The UFO ‘Flap’ in South America,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 15–16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6134

Event 43101 (5F05AB1E)

Date: 6/14/1980
Description: There were over 30 reports of luminous ring-shaped UFOs from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil this evening. At around 7 p.m. twenty kilometers west of Junin, Argentina a circular object approached a car with five people inside from behind, forcing the driver to pull over. The object was dark in the center with luminous white points around the rim. It descended by the highway with a vertical motion and hung about 1.5 meters above the ground. It left a trail of white smoke.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 12, citing La Razon, June 18, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3487

Event 43102 (D452C1C5)

Date: 6/14/1980
Description: At the same time pilots, crew, and passengers of some commercial airplanes were forced to delay their takeoffs while a UFO flew toward the Ezeiza, Argentina runway. It nearly crashed into a building, but gained altitude and flew away. It was tracked on radar at the Jorge Newbery airport in Ezeiza.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 11, citing Cronica, June 17, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3488

Event 43103 (41D5BF93)

Date: 6/14/1980
Description: At 7:05 two reporters for the La Capital newspaper in Rosario, Argentina said that a “fleet of flying saucers” was seen by several witnesses and themselves from Independencia Park. One was shaped like a “teething ring”, the second was smaller and white in color, and the third object was like a dot with a halo around it.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1980, p. 9, citing Cronica, June 15 & 16, 1980, translated by Jane Thomas; Alan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1980, pp. 15-16
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3489

Event 43104 (C7557D2E)

Date: 6/15/1980
Time: 00:00
Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Description: 1000’ saucer in dogfight / jet. Going quickly southwest. Separate report(s) / saucer and small humanoids (or Greys)! / r150 / r120p238.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 328)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13940

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “13”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “MOSCOW,RUSS:1000’SCR in DOGFIGHT/JET:>>SW::SEP.RPTs/SCR+OIDS!:/r150/r120p238”, LatLong: “55.800003 37.666668”, LatLongDMS: “55:48:00 N 37:40:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MOS”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43105 (6E09C736)

Date: 6/15/1980
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Description: 2:00 a.m. A 70-year-old woman in Oak Park, Illinois, sees an object like a white half-moon with a serrated edge. At first she thinks it is the moon, but it begins moving to the east and disappears in 5 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Allan Hendry Reports: A Lunar Impostor,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 4 (August 1980): 2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6135

Event 43106 (35034B5C)

Date: 6/15/1980
Locations: RAF Bentwaters; Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Description: 2:30 a.m. Security Policeman Charles P. Wagner and two others at RAF Bentwaters [now closed], near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, watch a 2-foot diameter spherical object maneuver above several A-10 aircraft parked at the base. Moments later, the orb suddenly splits into three smaller spheres, all of which vanish in a flash of light.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Robert L. Hastings, “New Bentwaters UFO Witness Goes on the Record,” UFOs & Nukes, November 22, 2015
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6136

Event 43107 (1F5A3FFC)

Date: 6/15/1980
Location: Rio Del Mar, California
Description: 11:30 p.m. Students Kevin Smith and Jill Harper are walking along Hidden Beach in Rio Del Mar, California, when a 4-foot-long, 10-inch-wide cigar-shaped object passes about 30 feet above them moving southwest over the water and landing in the ocean without a splash. As it bobs about, a light comes on in the interior. Smith yells at it and the light goes out.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Romance under a UFO,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6137

Event 43108 (74302C9A)

Date: 6/16/1980
Time: 22:00?
Location: ROSARIO, ARG
Description: 4 50cm small humanoids (or Greys) / bedroom! Unintelligible. Possible abduction / observer(s) 12 days later.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13941

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, NFO: No craft seen, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, ABD: Human or animal abduction, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Argentina”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “ROSARIO,ARG:4 50cm OIDS/BEDROOM!:UNINTELLIBIBLE:POSS.ABD/OBS 12 days later”, LatLong: “-32.916668 -60.783336”, LatLongDMS: “32:55:00 S 60:47:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “STF”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43109 (AB7A41FE)

Date: 6/16/1980
Time: 06:00:00.0
Location: 52.9000 56.5000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Name: “PNE:Butane 2-1” Yield: 3.2KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1580

Extra Data: LatLong: “52.9000 56.5000”, LatLongDMS: “52:54:00 N 56:30:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “1.40”, NukeName: “PNE:Butane 2-1”, NukeSource: “SULTANOV”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “3.2”

Event 43110 (5A5CFADA)

Date: 6/16/1980
Time: 18:27:00.0
Location: -21.8700 -138.8990
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Eurypyle” Yield: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1933

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8700 -138.8990”, LatLongDMS: “21:52:12 S 138:53:56 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.30”, NukeName: “Eurypyle”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “150”

Event 43111 (B55861A7)

Date: 6/17/1980
Locations: Interstate 75; Grayling Army Airfield; Grayling, Michigan
Description: 11:00 p.m. Two women driving with four young children north on Interstate 75 near Grayling Army Airfield in Grayling, Michigan, when they see two lights moving from right to left in front of their car. Two minutes later, three more lights (two blinking, one steady) appear to the right and pace the car at 85 mph, moving closer until they are about 100 feet directly above them. They are completely silent and possibly attached to an oblong-shaped object.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Michigan Close Encounter,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 3 (July 1980): 2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6138

Event 43112 (6B458699)

Date: 6/18/1980
Description: A schoolgirl saw what looked like a big monkey-like creature shrink to something only a few inches tall outside her house in Lumut, Perak State, Malaysia at 7:00 a.m. She screamed and then fainted. At 10:30 a.m. that morning two more schoolgirls went to the local school and saw two minature figures less than 7 feet away from them. One was dressed in a white spacesuit, the other in black. They were very hairy and only about two inches tall. Both carried backpacks and some sort of weapons. Their feet did not touch the ground. That evening at around 8 p.m. two teachers and several students searched a field and saw three more of the tiny entities, dressed in white. They also found a U-shaped mark on the ground.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ahmad Jamaludin, Summary of Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Events in Malaysia, cases 97, 98, & 99
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3539

Event 43113 (235799FA)

Date: 6/20/1980
Location: In air space, Kuwait
Description: While descending through 15,000 feet for a landing, a senior Kuwait Airways pilot and crew observed a huge, brightly illuminated hemispherical object with a flat base moving steadily eastward at a slightly lower speed than his aircraft. (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5302

Event 43114 (6BFDF7FD)

Date: 6/20/1980
Locations: Kuwait City; Wafra
Description: 9:00 p.m. While descending through 15,000 feet for a landing, a senior Kuwait Airways pilot and crew observe a huge, brightly illuminated hemispherical object with a flat base moving steadily eastward over Kuwait City at a slightly lower speed than his aircraft. “When I turned north at Wafra, the phenomenon was still clearly visible and remained so until we descended below the haze layer and started to approach the runway.” The crew of another airline flight 90 miles away reports sighting the same phenomenon. Radar does not detect the object.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: American Embassy, Kuwait, “Investigation of Unusual ‘Light Phenomenon’ Seen in Kuwait’s Skies,” telex, July 1980, in “U.S. State Department ‘UFO’ Documents, Reviewed and Released 7 Feb 2000
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6139

Event 43115 (C16EAFE1)

Date: Summer 1980
Location: Soviet Union
Description: Ex Soviet test pilot Lev Vyatkin plane collided with an aircraft emitting a “hard beam”. The pilot managed to land successfully, but the wing, touched by the beam, continued to glow for several more hours.
Type: ufo encounter
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_712

Event 43116 (70699E74)

Date: 6/21/1980
Time: 17:01:00.0
Location: -22.0000 -139.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Ilus” Yield: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1934

Extra Data: LatLong: “-22.0000 -139.0000”, LatLongDMS: “22:00:00 S 139:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “Ilus”, NukeSource: “CEA/DAM”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “20”

Event 43117 (8160B9AD)

Date: 6/21/1980
Location: Assumption, Illinois
Description: 1:30 a.m. Janet McLeod notices two large, orange, domed discs circling low about four blocks west of her home in Assumption, Illinois. They stop and hover at treetop level. The top one gradually fades out from top to bottom. The lower one turns on its side and shines a beam toward the ground for 5 minutes. Then it goes back to the horizontal and fades out in the same way. When she steps outside 5 minutes later, she notices it is dead quiet, the natural sounds resuming after 2 minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Twin Domed Discs in Illinois,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6140

Event 43118 (CD0D3F8D)

Date: 6/21/1980
Description: In Assumption, Illinois at 1:30 a.m. Ms. McLeod reported that two low flying, slow orange colored domed discs circled and hovered for five minutes while directing a beam of light toward the ground. There was an unnatural quiet and the witness’s dog never barked during the sighting. Two minutes after the UFO left natural sounds returned to the area.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: International UFO Reporter, August 1980, p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3587

Event 43119 (98C5F66C)

Date: 6/22/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: NORTHWEST / KUWAIT CITY
Description: 10 mile hemisphere seen / several airline crews! Going quickly east / 300MPH.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 91)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13942

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Kuwait”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “14”, HatchDesc: “NW/KUWAIT CITY:10 MILE HEMISPHERE SEEN/SVRL AIRLINE CREWS!:>>E/300MPH”, LatLong: “29.183335 47.916669”, LatLongDMS: “29:11:00 N 47:55:00 E”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “KUW”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 43120 (5451A62F)

Date: 6/24/1980
Time: 15:10:00.1
Location: 37.0233 -116.0341
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Huron King” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_863

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0233 -116.0341”, LatLongDMS: “37:01:24 N 116:02:03 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.32”, NukeMb: “4.50”, NukeName: “Huron King”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43121 (07B5E2B1)

Date: 6/25/1980
Time: 02:27:00.0
Location: 49.8258 78.0994
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1581

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.8258 78.0994”, LatLongDMS: “49:49:33 N 78:05:58 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “KRR”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43122 (737A6518)

Date: 6/25/1980
Time: 06:00:00.0
Location: 52.9000 56.5000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Name: “PNE:Butane 2-2” Yield: 3.2KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1582

Extra Data: LatLong: “52.9000 56.5000”, LatLongDMS: “52:54:00 N 56:30:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “1.39”, NukeName: “PNE:Butane 2-2”, NukeSource: “SULTANOV”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “3.2”

Event 43123 (3D5AFDC3)

Date: 6/26/1980
Time: 00:20
Location: SIMANDRE TO/FROM CUISERY, FR
Description: 2 / car. Dark silent 20M sphere passes / 60kph. Spins. Spots / side.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 202)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13943

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SIMANDRE><CUISERY,FR:2/CAR:DARK SLNT 20M SPHERE PASSES/60kph:SPINS:SPOTS/SIDE”, LatLong: “46.583336 5.000000”, LatLongDMS: “46:35:00 N 05:00:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Saône-et-Loire”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43124 (940BF904)

Date: 6/27/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: YINCHUAN, CHINA
Description: 2 girls. Ring / light = 5 cm / arms length. Hovers by cloud. Vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13944

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “YINCHUAN,CHINA:2 GIRLS:RING/LITE=5 cm/ARMS LENGTH:HVRS by CLOUD:VANISHES”, LatLong: “38.550002 105.333338”, LatLongDMS: “38:33:00 N 105:20:00 E”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “NNX”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43125 (C5869DAD)

Date: 6/28/1980
Locations: Mona Passage; Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic
Description: Two civilian pilots, José L. Maldonaldo Torres and José A. Pagán Santos, are flying an ERCO Ercoupe 415-D at 1,500 feet over the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They send out a mayday message saying they are looking at a “weird object” that makes them change course three times. Their plane disappears and no wreckage is found.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Need, pp. 312, 320
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6141

Event 43126 (0E5AD6A8)

Date: 6/29/1980
Time: 02:33:00.2
Location: 49.9510 78.8150
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 190KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1583

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9510 78.8150”, LatLongDMS: “49:57:04 N 78:48:54 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.70”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “190”

Event 43127 (69AC8207)

Date: 6/30/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: AUZEBOSC, FR
Description: 3 observer(s). 20M fireball hovers over house. Hides / cops! Returns. Splits / 3. Rejoins.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 236)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13945

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “AUZEBOSC,FR:3 OBS:20M FBL HVRS OVR HOUSE:HIDES/COPS!:RETURNS:SPLITS/3:REJOINS”, LatLong: “49.600002 0.733333”, LatLongDMS: “49:36:00 N 00:44:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Seine Maritime”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43128 (C7CB5D61)

Date: 7/1980
Location: SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg
Description: (Translated from French) Around 3am James Forber woke up with an intense thirst. To his dismay he was unable to get out of bed. He noticed a kind of blue mist forming in the room, then a center of blue light imploding without sound. Out of this light came a being, about 2.30m tall with blue and silver eyes - it was the face of the man seen at the window of the saucer 6 months ago. He was wearing a one-piece white garment with a golden insignia: a triangle with a 7-branched star. The apparition said: “Kodois, Kodois, Adonai Tsabyote.” and introduced himself as Karné. He came from the planet Aenstria (note from Vog: cf. Professor Hernandez in Mexico) James Forber then learned - what he had forgotten - that as a child he had taken a ride in a saucer with this entity. Today Karné had come to remind him that he had a mission to accomplish. Forber informed his friend Henry de Greef and two nights later, the entity appeared as before around 2:30am, but in the presence of the two young men, who were in their pajamas. It was in this attire that they accompanied Karné to the saucer where they were introduced to the female commander, Meyae. (…) The origin, the archetype of all men is Adam Kadmon. They are told about Andromeda, etc… They are told about the good and the bad and the Van Allen belt. In 1981 the two young men will create the NUFORIC group and get close to another contactee, Elisabeth Klarer.
Reference: Mitarbeiter, “Ufo Geheimnisse”, Berlin, January 1998
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3073

Event 43129 (54528632)

Date: 7/1980
Location: SASSANO, ITL
Description: 2 / farm field. Big white “bottle” going down / ground level. Turns red. Quickly going up [to] suddenly.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 151)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13946

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “SASSANO,ITL:2/FARM FIELD:BIG WHT “BOTTLE” ↓/GND LVL:TURNS RED:↑↑ SUDDENLY”, LatLong: “40.333335 15.550001”, LatLongDMS: “40:20:00 N 15:33:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43130 (4589CA08)

Date: 7/1980
Locations: Pecos, New Mexico; Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque; Sandia Laboratories; Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility
Description: AFOSI special agent Sgt. Richard Doty writes an anonymous letter to APRO claiming that a Civil Air Patrol cadet named Craig R. Weitzel had seen and photographed a UFO landing near Pecos, New Mexico. Weitzel takes photos and is debriefed at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. An alien, a man in a dark suit from Sandia Laboratories, and crashed UFOs stored at the Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility are also mentioned. But the letter is disinformational bait to see whether the Lorenzens might prove to be “useful idiots.” Weitzel admits to investigator William Moore and, later, Benton Jamison in 1985 that he had seen a UFO in 1980, but it was a classic daylight disc and took place in the southeast, not New Mexico. Much later on, Doty admits to Moore that he had composed the letter as disinformation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 361–362; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 54–57, 64–66; Good Above, pp. 406–408; [Richard Doty], Craig Wetzel letter, July 1980
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6142

Event 43131 (B1326811)

Date: 7/1980
Description: AFOSI counterintelligence officer Richard C. Doty delivers a forged anonymous letter to U.S. civilian UAP investigative organization APRO. The fake letter claims a Civil Air Patrol cadet Craig R. Weitzel photographed a UAP landing near Pecos, NM. The letter claims Weitzel was soon visited by a man from the Department of Energy contractor, Sandia Laboratories, who told Weitzel the UAP was from Los Alamos National Laboratories and Weitzel shouldn’t have seen it.

The letter also claims crashed UAP are stored at the Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage, and that Sandia examined it. Doty later stated the letter was disinformation to see if APRO would be “useful idiots” and admitted AFOSI was targeting U.S. citizens with psychological operations.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_190

Event 43132 (B6FCDD92)

Date: 7/1980
Description: Sunn Classic Pictures releases the film Hangar 18 about a cover-up following a crashed UAP in Arizona; the craft in the story is taken to the fictional “Wolf AFB” in Texas where it is analyzed. The occupants are described as near-human and match a similar story told to Linda Moulton Howe by AFOSI counterintelligence agent Richard Doty at Kirtland AFB three years later.

Sunn Classic Pictures was established in 1971 by the Schick Razor Company, of which Patrick J Frawley was a co-founder with significant creative input.

Frawley was a knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), a Roman Catholic order with ties to the CIA and former CIA directors who served as knights including William Casey and John McCone. Frawley was also connected to the American Security Council as a member and donor, a military lobbying organization with membership of James Angleton, Nathan Twining and Douglas MacArthur, among others. Of note, Col. Philip Corso, who claimed UAP programs quietly encouraged film production for disclosure purposes, was a Shickshinny Knight of Malta, a breakaway group from SMOM.

Sunn also produced In Search of Noah’s Ark in 1976 at a time when the CIA was investigating Mt. Ararat as a location of the Ark (and mention Ararat in the film), The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena about psi and TK during the predecessor programs of Project Star Gate and The Outer Space Connection, a film about the ancient alien hypothesis.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_196

Event 43133 (E0F39200)

Date: 7/2/1980
Time: ~20:00
Location: SOUTHWEST / HOMERVILLE, GA
Description: 4 teens / car. 4 delta/triangle/box-like crafts with round bottoms going south. Windy noise. Join and going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: HITT, Michael D: GEORGIA’S AERIAL PHENOMENON 1947-1987 Self published 1999. ref. Jan Aldrich. (Index 78)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13947

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “54”, HatchDesc: “SW/HOMERVILLE,GA:4 TEENS/CAR:4 DLTS W/RND BOTTOMS > S:WINDY NOISE:JOIN+>>N”, LatLong: “30.950001 -82.833337”, LatLongDMS: “30:57:00 N 82:50:00 W”, Locale: “Wetlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Georgia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43134 (CB4C22D4)

Date: 7/4/1980
Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Description: 11-year-old boy reported a disc-shaped object with dome-circle on bottom. Object was moving from overhead to the south, lost the object as it moved behind his home. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5303

Event 43135 (737B9C25)

Date: 7/5/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: NORTH / NAVEKSVARN, SWD
Description: 2 observer(s). Large silent sphere/orb/globe drops to surface / Lake Navsjon. Changes color(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: AFU NEWSLETTER (English). Anders Liljegren (ed). Archives for UFO Research; PO Box 11027; S-600 11 Norrkoping, SWEDEN (Index 25)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13948

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “N/NAVEKSVARN,SWD:2 OBS:LRG SLNT ORB DROPS TO SURFACE/Lk NAVSJON:CHANGES CLRS”, LatLong: “58.638892 16.750001”, LatLongDMS: “58:38:20 N 16:45:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43136 (71E9341B)

Date: 7/5/1980
Location: Lake Navsjon, Sweden
Description: A large silent sphere dropped to the surface of Lake Navsjon north of Naveksvarn, Sweden. It changed colors while on the surface of the lake (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5304

Event 43137 (D78B5A4A)

Date: 7/5/1980
Description: A large silent sphere dropped to the surface of Lake Navsjon north of Naveksvarn, Sweden at 11:50 p.m. It changed colors while on the surface of the lake.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: AFU Sweden
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3848

Event 43138 (4D325211)

Date: 7/6/1980
Time: 02:30
Location: BEAR RIVER, NS
Description: Dog hides. Silent 15M round object hovers 500’ away. 6M indent / ground. FSRv26#4.
Type: sighting
Reference: LEDGER, Don: MARITIME UFO FILES: 1998 Nimbus Publ. Ltd. Halifax, NS. ISBN 1-55109-269-7 162pp. trade paper. (Index 134)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13949

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, Elev: “60”, HatchDesc: “BEAR RIVER,NS:DOG HIDES:SLNT 15M RND OBJ HVRS 500’away:6M INDENT/GND:FSRv26#4”, LatLong: “44.577780 -65.661114”, LatLongDMS: “44:34:40 N 65:39:40 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Nova Scotia”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43139 (635C9BF5)

Date: 7/6/1980
Location: Lake Navsjon, Sweden
Description: A large silent sphere dropped to the surface of Lake Navsjon north of Naveksvarn, Sweden. It changed colors while on the surface of the lake (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5305

Event 43140 (6F0C142F)

Date: 7/6/1980
Location: Bear River, Nova Scotia, CAN
Description: A silent, fifteen-meter diameter round object hovered only 500 feet away. A dog hid in fear. A six-meter long indentation was discovered on the ground. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 04 - Animal Reactions) (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5306

Event 43141 (E002428D)

Date: 7/6/1980
Time: 17:27:00.5
Location: -21.8490 -138.8480
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Chryses” Yield: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1935

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8490 -138.8480”, LatLongDMS: “21:50:56 S 138:50:53 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “4.54”, NukeName: “Chryses”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “20”

Event 43142 (83D1AE81)

Date: 7/6/1980
Description: At 2:30 a.m. in Bear River, Nova Scotia a silent, fifteen-meter diameter round object hovered only 500 feet away. A dog hid in fear. A six-meter long indentation was discovered on the ground.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Don Ledger, Maritime UFO Files, p. 134
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_3889

Event 43143 (7A796D88)

Date: 7/11/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: NORTH / LITTLEBOROUGH, ENGL
Description: Cops. Brownouts. 2 saucers over pylons / reservoir. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). 1 going up. 1 going quickly south.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 385)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13950

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “190”, HatchDesc: “N/LITTLEBOROUGH,ENGL:COPS:BROWNOUTS:2 SCRS OVR PYLONS/RSVR:RFI:1 ↑:1 >>S”, LatLong: “53.666669 -2.083333”, LatLongDMS: “53:40:00 N 02:05:00 W”, Locale: “Wetlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43144 (D382C4A6)

Date: 7/12/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: VENCE, FR
Description: 2M red fireball hovers low. Zigzags going up / angle and going southeast to sea. 1/2 second(s) stop / each zig.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 205)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13951

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “VENCE,FR:2M RED FBL HVRS LOW:ZIGZAGS ↑/ANGLE+>SE to SEA:1/2 sec STOP/EACH ZIG.”, LatLong: “43.716669 7.116667”, LatLongDMS: “43:43:00 N 07:07:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alpes Maritimes”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43145 (A1B83E67)

Date: 7/12/1980
Location: Urbandale, Iowa
Description: 11:00 p.m. A professor and his wife are getting ready for bed in Urbandale, Iowa, when they notice three round light spots in a triangular formation high in the southern sky. The lower two are like bright stars, while the upper ones seem larger. The smaller lights are zig-zagging and coming together under the larger light for 20 minutes until all three abruptly disappear.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Meandering Lights in Iowa,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 6 (October 1980): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6143

Event 43146 (C4FE098D)

Date: 7/16/1980
Time: ~10:30
Location: PECOS, NM
Description: USAF man. Saucer lands. Small humanoid (or Grey) exits and returns. Saucer going northwest. MIB wants photographs…
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 407)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13952

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, MIB: Men in Black, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, MIL: Military investigation, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “2110”, HatchDesc: “PECOS,NM:USAF MAN:SCR LANDS:OID EXITS+RETURNS:SCR>NW:MIB WANTS FOTOS…”, LatLong: “35.561113 -105.266672”, LatLongDMS: “35:33:40 N 105:16:00 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 43147 (923DFDFB)

Date: 7/16/1980
Location: Pecos, NM
Description: A Civil Air Patrol cadet along with several other witnesses observed a dull metallic, circular object maneuvering near Pecos, New Mexico. The cadet got closer to the object after it landed in a nearby clearing and took some photographs. He then observed a human looking figure dressed in a metallic suit emerge from the object and walk a few feet away from it. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases) (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5309

Event 43148 (3274ECA1)

Date: 7/16/1980
Description: At 10:30 a.m. a Civil Air Patrol cadet along with several other witnesses observed a dull metallic, circular object maneuvering near Pecos, New Mexico. The cadet got closer to the object after it landed in a nearby clearing and took some photographs. He then observed a human looking figure dressed in a metallic suit emerge from the object and walk a few feet away from it. Moments later the figure returned to the object and it quickly took off and flew towards the northwest. The cadet was later approached by a mysterious man who wanted him to turn over the photographs to him.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up, p. 407
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4107

Event 43149 (812253BF)

Date: 7/18/1980
Description: (Translated from French) India launches its Rohini satellite and becomes the 7th space power. (July 18)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2877

Event 43150 (C61E0AB4)

Date: 7/18/1980
Time: 20:30
Location: PASSFIELD, HAMPS
Description: Humming then absolute(ly) quiet. UFO’s hovers. Probe and figure(s). Retarded boy frantic…
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 366)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13953

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “50”, HatchDesc: “PASSFIELD,HAMPs:HUM then ABS.QUIET:UFOS HVRS:PROBE+FIGs:RETARDED BOY FRANTIC…”, LatLong: “51.000002 -1.333333”, LatLongDMS: “51:00:00 N 01:20:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43151 (0B030ACD)

Date: 7/18/1980
Time: 22:20
Location: PINE BUSH, NY
Description: 7 delta/triangle/box-like crafts cavort and land / field close by. Follow car. Want to be seen?
Type: sighting
Reference: CRYSTAL,Ellen: SILENT INVASION - Shocking Discoveries; Paragon House, NY 1991. 190pp. (Index 16)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13954

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “121”, HatchDesc: “PINE BUSH,NY:7 DLTs CAVORT+LAND/FLD CLOSE BY:FOLO CAR:want to be seen?”, LatLong: “41.600002 -74.300004”, LatLongDMS: “41:36:00 N 74:18:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43152 (58BD874E)

Date: 7/18/1980
Location: Pine Bush, NY
Description: Seven delta-shaped objects cavorted and landed at 10:15 p.m. in Pine Bush. Ellen Crystal approached them in her car, and they in turn took off and paced her car. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5312

Event 43153 (B1A9C0A5)

Date: 7/18/1980
Description: Seven delta-shaped objects cavorted and landed at 10:15 p.m. in Pine Bush, New York. Ellen Crystal approached them in her car, and they in turn took off and paced her car. It was her impression that the UFOs wanted to be seen.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ellen Crystal: The Silent Invasion, p. 16
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4178

Event 43154 (B7AC4938)

Date: 7/19/1980
Time: 23:30
Location: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Description: Several observer(s). Meteor simply stops! Hovers / one hour. Turns yellow and vanishes…
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 269)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13955

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Taiwan China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “TAIPEI,TAIWAN:SVRL OBS:METEOR SIMPLY STOPS!:HVRS/1hr:TURNS YELLOW+VANISHES…”, LatLong: “25.050001 121.483339”, LatLongDMS: “25:03:00 N 121:29:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TPE”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43155 (1F89F5D3)

Date: 7/19/1980
Time: 23:47:00.0
Location: -21.8610 -138.9340
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Asios” Yield: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1936

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8610 -138.9340”, LatLongDMS: “21:51:40 S 138:56:02 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.73”, NukeName: “Asios”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “150”

Event 43156 (CF6B17A7)

Date: 7/21/1980
Time: 21:40
Location: BAOTOU, IN.MONGOLIA, CH
Description: 2 engineering students. Ground and sky lit. White-red fireball going quickly northwest close by.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 150)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13956

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BAOTOU,In.MONGOLIA,CH:2 ENGn.STUDENTS:GROUND+SKY LIT:WHT-RED FBL >>NW CLOSE BY”, LatLong: “40.633335 109.833339”, LatLongDMS: “40:38:00 N 109:50:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MNG”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43157 (AE4D0244)

Date: 7/21/1980
Locations: Westbury White Horse; Wiltshire, England
Description: Farmer John Scull discovers a circular swathe of flattened oats in his field near the Westbury White Horse in Wiltshire, England. He discovers a second circle on July 31 and informs the media on August 13.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOFiles2, p. 117; Terry Wilson, “Case Study 1: Westbury 1980,” Men Who Conned the World, December 24, 2018
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6144

Event 43158 (5C6D726A)

Date: 7/25/1980
Time: 19:05:00.1
Location: 37.2563 -116.4774
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Tafi” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_864

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.2563 -116.4774”, LatLongDMS: “37:15:23 N 116:28:39 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.68”, NukeMb: “5.60”, NukeName: “Tafi”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43159 (35516E4D)

Date: 7/27/1980
Time: 04:10
Location: DANGSHAN CO, ANHUI, CH
Description: Yellow ring / light rotates fast under dark cloud. Grows. Fades.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 152)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13957

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “DANGSHAN co,ANHUI,CH:YLW RING/LITE ROTATES FAST UNDER DRK CLOUD:GROWS:FADES”, LatLong: “34.483335 116.316672”, LatLongDMS: “34:29:00 N 116:19:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Anhui”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43160 (F0E00ABF)

Date: 7/27/1980
Time: ~23:00
Location: VAUX-LE-PENIL, FR
Description: 2 observer(s). Cone saucer / cylinder/cylindrical object base going southwest. Beams flash / underside. / local news.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13958

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “VAUX-le-PENIL,FR:2 OBS:CONE SCR/CYL BASE >SW:BEAMS FLASH/UNDERSIDE:/local news”, LatLong: “48.533336 2.666667”, LatLongDMS: “48:32:00 N 02:40:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Seine-et-Marne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43161 (AA069382)

Date: 7/28/1980
Location: New York City
Description: Author and researcher John Keel is interviewed by David Letterman. Keel says that animal mutilation cases keep him up at night.
Type: interview
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_713

Event 43162 (75B1D334)

Date: 7/28/1980
Location: USSR, Polushino (Mozaisk-Moscow)
Description: (Translated from French) The most incredible case of contact with extraterrestrials is alleged by V.P.D. He says that the visitors put some kind of ring around his head, connected to a board with wires. The entities spoke to him and told him he would forget everything about the encounter. This was indeed the case. However, memories returned to him in bits and pieces during a period of great stress. He remembered a map, seen beyond the control board in the spaceship, which he drew and on which he saw 9 stars arranged in a horseshoe shape. This led investigators to assume that it was the constellation of Vela. (July 28, 1980)
Reference: Priroda I Chevolek - SPUTNIK, Oct. 1989
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3074

Event 43163 (D6B2C945)

Date: 7/28/1980
Location: MOZHAYSK, RUSSIA
Description: Driver abducted. Forced to wear ring-hat / cable attached. Telepathy = “forget”.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: JUSA-CISAAF TRANSLATIONs (from Russian). (Index 401)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13959

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, CVS: Conversation/communication, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “20”, HatchDesc: “MOZHAYSK,RUSS:DRIVER ABDd:FORCED TO WEAR RING-HAT/CABLE ATTACHED:TLP=“FORGET””, LatLong: “55.516669 36.033335”, LatLongDMS: “55:31:00 N 36:02:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “MSC”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43164 (28C424FA)

Date: 7/31/1980
Time: 18:19:00.1
Location: 37.0130 -116.0227
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Verdello” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_865

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0130 -116.0227”, LatLongDMS: “37:00:47 N 116:01:22 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.37”, NukeMb: “4.30”, NukeName: “Verdello”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43165 (09BF24B3)

Date: 7/31/1980
Time: 03:33:00.1
Location: 49.8030 78.1050
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: .002KT YieldMax: 40KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1584

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.8030 78.1050”, LatLongDMS: “49:48:11 N 78:06:18 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.30”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “.002”, NukeYMax: “40”

Event 43166 (733F2A37)

Date: 7/31/1980
Description: A red light moved over a motorcycle in Ayamonte, Huelva province, Spain at 1:15 a.m. and when the UFO came to within 1.5 meters over top of the motorcycle the engine died and was impossible to restart. The object then moved over a concrete platform on the right side of the road, near the bank of a river, and then at last dove at the motorcyclist before leaving.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Luis R.Gonzalez Manso, UFO Newsclipping Service, July 1981, p. 14, Correo Andalusia, August 1, 1980
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4539

Event 43167 (D7C1E925)

Date: 8/1980
Location: Manzano Test Range
Description: Three guards reported sighting an aerial light which descended on the Sandia Military Reservation. Ernest Edwards reported the sighting to AFOSI Special Agent Richard Doty, unaware that Doty had already heard from Russ Curtis (the Sandia Security Chief) that a Sandia Security guard had sighted a disc-shaped object near a structure just minutes after the sighting by the three Manzano guards. Doty included these reports and several others in his formal report, forwarding it to AFOSI (Air Force Office of Special Investigations) Headquarters in Washington DC.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_715

Event 43168 (1888C5DF)

Date: 8/1980
Location: USA, unspecified location
Description: (Translated from French) (cf: 1961 September 19, 1978 January: Betty Hill) Betty Hill saw a UFO land beside the road. Three silhouettes emerged from it. “I turned around to look at it more closely, my arm hit the horn, she said. At the sound of the horn, the entities disappeared.”
Reference: Roger BOAR and Nigel BLUNDELL: “The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries” ed. Hamlyn 1995, p61
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3078

Event 43169 (0256A4C5)

Date: 8/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In China, hundreds of thousands of people observe UFOs in the sky of Tianjin and the Zhili Gulf.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2878

Event 43170 (8CFB847A)

Date: 8/1980 (approximate)
Time: ~15:00
Location: AVIANO, ITL
Description: Farmer / mopod/motorscooter/motorbike. Glass cage / intersection. Bizarre hairy monster inside.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 152)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13960

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, HOX: Suspicion of hoax, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, MON: Monster: Life form fits no category, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “4”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “AVIANO,ITL:FARMER/MOTO:GLASS CAGE/INTERSECTION:BIZARRE HAIRY MONSTER INSIDE”, LatLong: “46.083336 12.583334”, LatLongDMS: “46:05:00 N 12:35:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “PN”, Strangeness: “12”

Event 43171 (78534360)

Date: 8/1980
Time: 17:00
Location: JINAN, SHANDONG, CH
Description: Several observer(s) / (seen thru) binoculars. 12 night lights circle zip and maneuver. Different color(s) and brightness.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 186)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13961

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “45”, HatchDesc: “JINAN,SHANDONG,CH:SVRL OBS/BINOCS:12 NLTS CIRCLE ZIP+MNVR:DIFF.CLRS+BRIGHTNESS”, LatLong: “36.700002 117.066672”, LatLongDMS: “36:42:00 N 117:04:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Shandong”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43172 (AE712369)

Date: 8/1980
Location: TIANJIN AND GULF / ZHILI(BO HAI), CH
Description: 100, 000s / observer(s). UFO’s all over city and bay. Early August.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 215)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13962

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “15”, Duration: “156”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “TIANJIN+GULF/ZHILI(BO HAI),CH:100,000s/OBS:UFOS ALL OVR CITY+BAY:EARLY AUGUST.”, LatLong: “39.133335 117.233339”, LatLongDMS: “39:08:00 N 117:14:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TNJ”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43173 (5DD3CEA4)

Date: 8/1980
Description: Another set of photos allegedly showing part of an alien cadaver is released by Charles Wilhelm and Dennis Pilichis, who receive them through UFO researcher Willard McIntyre, apparently from an anonymous US Navy source. William Spaulding of Ground Saucer Watch analyzes them and suggests they show a monkey used in early rocket tests.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Leonard H. Stringfield, “Status Report on Alleged Alien Cadaver Photos,” MUFON UFO Journal, no. 154 (December 1980): 11–16; Leonard H. Stringfield, “The Puzzling Case of the Cadaver Photos,” MUFON UFO Journal, no. 163 (September 1981): 15–19; Juan-Vicente Ballester-Olmos, “The Tomato Man in Retrospective,” UFO FOTOCAT Blog, March 13, 2022
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6145

Event 43174 (FA986A99)

Date: 8/1980
Locations: Tsinghua University; Beijing, China; Summer Palace
Description: 10:00 p.m. Two students at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, see a brilliant oval object in the sky near the Summer Palace. It has several lights that flash on and off 2–3 times per second. The object itself is shaped like “two straw hats placed brim to brim” with a brilliant center line. It stops hovering and ascends vertically, disappearing in 3–4 seconds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “The Chinese Connection…and Some Wholesome Chinese Philosophy,” IUR 7, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1982): 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6147

Event 43175 (C6DE9058)

Date: 8/2/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: NORTON AIR FORCE BASE, CA
Description: Air Traffic Controllers and many. Silent wrinkled 50cm ovoid low / runways. Faster / wind. Going northeast.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 968)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13963

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “45”, Elev: “343”, HatchDesc: “NORTON AFB,CA:ATCs+MANY:SLNT WRINKLED 50cm OVOID LO/RUNWAYS:faster/wind:>NE”, LatLong: “34.083335 -117.283339”, LatLongDMS: “34:05:00 N 117:17:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43176 (1CEEB48E)

Date: Early 8/1980
Locations: Tianjin, China; Bohai Sea
Description: Thousands of witnesses see UFOs for several days in a row over Tianjin, China, and the Bohai Sea. One large object keeps appearing and vanishing like a will-o’-the-wisp. Occasionally objects are tracked on radar.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Paul Dong, “Extracts from Paul Dong’s Feidie Bai Wen Bai Da (Questions and Answers on UFOs),” Flying Saucer Review 29, no. 6 (August 1984): 18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6146

Event 43177 (E26903BC)

Date: 8/3/1980
Location: Norton AFB, San Bernardino, CA
Description: Three airmen and five civilians at separate locations sighted an object that looked like a “metallic balloon” with two flat sides, according to a base spokesman. It either landed or hovered just above a grassy area near a taxiway on the base. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5313

Event 43178 (DF6770B2)

Date: 8/4/1980
Description: At 4:50 in the afternoon Edith Sage was walking down an alley on her way to some nearby shops in Medway, Kent, England when she saw a ring of smoke and sparks coming from a spot nearby, and an unusual craft suddenly materialized. It resembled a small helicopter without any rotor blades, doors or engines. There was a large transparent dome at the front of the object, and it had green and tan camouflage markings on the side. She could see two men seated inside, who were of normal height and wore gray jumpsuits. They looked very much alike except one had long blond hair and the other had dark hair, and both had olive skinned complexions. All sounds area suddenly ceased and there was also a sweet odor in the vicinity. The men apparently communicated with her via mental telepathy, but we don’t know the content of their communication. The craft then suddenly disappeared in plain sight.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jenny Randles, MUFON UFO Journal, issue # 234; Jenny Randles, Time Storms: Amazing Evidence for Time Warps, Space Rifts, and Time Travel, p. 74; David F. Webb & Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case # A2255; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, case # 354
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4662

Event 43179 (689505FF)

Date: 8/5/1980 (approximate)
Time: 01:00
Location: OKTYABRISKI, RS
Description: Separate observer(s). 130M saucer going down. Going quickly north. Big hole / glass walls. 20 tons / sand gone…
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 329)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13964

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Russia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “OKTYABRISKI,RS:SEP.OBS:130M SCR↓:>>N:BIG HOLE/GLASS WALLS:20 TONS/SAND GONE…”, LatLong: “54.533336 53.466669”, LatLongDMS: “54:32:00 N 53:28:00 E”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BSH”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43180 (30147CCD)

Date: 8/5/1980
Description: At around 1:00 a.m. a 130-meter in diameter disc-shaped object descended to the ground at the Oktyabriski oil field in Russia. It flew off to the north, but it left a big hole with vitified sand glass walls: 20 tons of sand were reportedly missing.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13506, citing FSR
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4698

Event 43181 (964E290A)

Date: 8/7/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In Montmorency (Val d’Oise), an orange object descended into the forest then rose again according to. (August 7, 9:40 PM)
Reference: Gazette du Val d’Oise, July 16, 1997
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2879

Event 43182 (37EC7306)

Date: 8/8/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: PINE BUSH, NY
Description: E. crystal chases UFO’s. Finds small humanoid (or Grey) / farmfield. Both scared. No contact.
Type: sighting
Reference: CRYSTAL,Ellen: SILENT INVASION - Shocking Discoveries; Paragon House, NY 1991. 190pp. (Index 41)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13965

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “3”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “121”, HatchDesc: “PINE BUSH,NY:E.CRYSTAL CHASES UFOS:FINDS OID/FARMFIELD:BOTH SCARED:NO CONTACT”, LatLong: “41.600002 -74.316670”, LatLongDMS: “41:36:00 N 74:19:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43183 (546F295C)

Date: 8/8/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM
Description: 3 guards. Fast night light stops. Maneuvers. Shoots straight quickly going up. / r26p225+/ r120.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 353)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13966

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “KIRTLAND AFB,NM:3 GUARDS:FAST NLT STOPS:MNVRS:SHOOTS STRAIGHT↑↑:/r26p225+/r120”, LatLong: “35.050002 -106.583338”, LatLongDMS: “35:03:00 N 106:35:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “99”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43184 (00AFF844)

Date: 8/8/1980
Location: Pine Bush, NY
Description: Author Ellen Crystal was out in an isolated field near Pine Bush by herself when she noticed a large lighted object descend among some nearby trees. With a flashlight caught sight of a four-foot tall thin humanoid with a large head and huge yellow cat-like eyes. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5314

Event 43185 (02CE2970)

Date: 8/8/1980
End date: 8/9/1980
Locations: Manzano Weapons Storage Area; Kirtland AFB; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Coyote Canyon
Description: Before 12:00 midnight. Three security policemen on the eastern side of the Manzano Weapons Storage Area adjacent to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico, see a bright light descend in a restricted area about 3 miles to the north-northeast. It travels quickly and stops suddenly over Coyote Canyon. At 12:20 a.m., a Sandia guard observes a disc-shaped object with a bright light hovering behind a building. He approaches it with a shotgun and attempts to use his radio, but it has stopped working. The object shoots straight up. These and other incidents result in a report being filed with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Kirtland. The incident is subsequently investigated by agent Richard Doty, who files a preliminary report on the incident. The document is leaked to William Moore in January 1982 and obtained in a subsequent FOIA request by Barry Greenwood. Moore and Bruce Maccabee both interview Doty, who says there are most likely other documents including a longer report that he had written up. However, after Noah Lawrence at AFOSI Headquarters tells Maccabee there are no other documents on file, Doty begins to backtrack. Maccabee also meets Russ Curtis inside the Manzano area who says that the incident never took place (which contradicts Curtis’s statement to Moore in 1982).
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 362; Good Above, pp. 405–406, 522–523; Good Need, pp. 322, 329; Bruce Maccabee, “UFO Landing near Kirtland AFB: Welcome to the Cosmic Watergate,” 2000; Robert L. Hastings, “UFOs Filmed Hovering over U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Storage Area,” UFOs & Nukes, May 13, 2012
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6148

Event 43186 (2D030076)

Date: 8/8/1980
Description: During the previous evening, around 9:30 p.m., author Ellen Crystal was out in an isolated field near Pine Bush, New York by herself when she noticed a large lighted object descend among some nearby trees. The object turned its lights off as it landed. She decided not to approach. However, after midnight she decided to investigate, drove near the site, and with a flashlight caught sight of a four-foot tall thin humanoid with a large head and huge yellow cat-like eyes. It was wearing a tight fitting, beige jumpsuit. The being stood there briefly and stared at the witness, who panicked and quickly drove away.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Ellen Crystal, The Silent Invasion, p. 41; Ellen Crystal, UFO Universe, Spring 1989
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4780

Event 43187 (BD38AD57)

Date: 8/9/1980
End date: 9/3/1980
Location: Kirtland AFB
Description: AFOSI Complaint Form: At Kirtland AFB three persons report seeing UFO over a Restricted Test Range. On Aug. 9th a Sandia Security Guard drove down the Coyote Canyon access road to check out an alarmed building and observed a landed UFO next to an alarmed building. The UFO was around disk shaped object. As he approached the object on foot equipped with a shotgun the object took off in a vertical direction at a high rate of speed. His radio wasn’t working right at the time so he couldn’t reach dispatch. The building contained HQ CR 44 material. (Nature of material not known.)
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_714

Event 43188 (9EEFA4EA)

Date: 8/9/1980
Time: 00:20
Location: SANDIA SITE, NM
Description: Saucer lands behind ‘headquarters CR 44’ storage building. / MJ#204+/ r26p225.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 353)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13967

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, NUC: Nuclear facility related, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “1560”, HatchDesc: “SANDIA Site,NM:SCR LANDS BHND ‘HQ CR 44’ STORAGE BLDG:/MJ#204+/r26p225”, LatLong: “35.050002 -106.616672”, LatLongDMS: “35:03:00 N 106:37:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43189 (DA74EF60)

Date: 8/9/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: PINE BUSH, NY
Description: Saucers / deltas all over fields. Perseid shower also seen = different.
Type: sighting
Reference: CRYSTAL,Ellen: SILENT INVASION - Shocking Discoveries; Paragon House, NY 1991. 190pp. (Index 46)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13968

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “121”, HatchDesc: “PINE BUSH,NY:SCRS/DELTAS ALL OVER FIELDS:PERSEID SHOWER ALSO SEEN=DIFFERENT”, LatLong: “41.600002 -74.283337”, LatLongDMS: “41:36:00 N 74:17:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New York”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43190 (2F2EF8D6)

Date: 8/9/1980
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Description: UFO landing near Kirtland, AFB (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases, NC)
Reference: NICAP: 800809
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5316

Event 43191 (CFF7394B)

Date: 8/9/1980
Description: A few minutes after midnight a Sandia Security detail of three men, Ferenz, Rist, and Frazier, reported that a disc-shaped object landed behind the “HQ CR 44” nuclear storage building at Sandia Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. One of the security guards drove his jeep into Coyote Canyon and approached on foot. He had a clear view of the round disc-shaped object at the Manzano Weapons Storage Area. His radio would not work when he tried to radio for backup. The UFO shot straight up and away at high speed at the end of the 30 minute encounter.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, pp. 224-225; Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 406; UNICAT database, case 373, citing Fawcett & Greenwood
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4804

Event 43192 (CFD00197)

Date: 8/10/1980
Location: NORTHEAST / BELEN, NM
Description: State cop. UFO lands / Manzano Mountains near Sandia. Type unknown. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: FAWCETT, Lawrence & GREENWOOD, Barry: The UFO COVERUP (Formerly Clear Intent); Prentice Hall, NJ 1984. 264pp. (Index 225)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13969

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “15”, Elev: “2900”, HatchDesc: “NE/BELEN,NM:STATE COP:UFO LANDS/MANZANO MTNS nr SANDIA:TYPE UNK:NFD”, LatLong: “34.833335 -106.583338”, LatLongDMS: “34:50:00 N 106:35:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43193 (067CFDC9)

Date: 8/10/1980
Description: A New Mexico State policeman saw a UFO land in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the Sandia Nuclear Weapons Facility.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 225
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_4828

Event 43194 (DAEF819F)

Date: 8/13/1980
Time: 02:30
Location: TREHORENTRUC, FR
Description: 2 / (seen thru) binoculars / car. Saturn saucer going west / low altitude. Slight zigzag going up and down.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 214)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13970

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “TREHORENTRUC,FR:2/BINOCS/CAR:SATURN SCR >W/LO ALT:SLIGHT ZIGZAG ↑+↓:”, LatLong: “48.016669 -2.283333”, LatLongDMS: “48:01:00 N 02:17:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Morbihan”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43195 (92162EDC)

Date: 8/13/1980
Time: ~16:30
Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE / ALBQ, NM
Description: All RADAR’s out / 5+hours. Unidentified high-frequency jamming. / FSRv29#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 405)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13971

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, NFO: No craft seen, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), NUC: Nuclear facility related, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “89”, Elev: “1500”, HatchDesc: “KIRTLAND AFB/ALBQ,NM:ALL RDRS OUT/5+HRS:UID HI-FREQ JAMMING:/FSRv29#5”, LatLong: “35.016668 -106.616672”, LatLongDMS: “35:01:00 N 106:37:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Mexico”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43196 (DEB396C5)

Date: 8/15/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Many people are waiting for the arrival of a UFO in Cergy-Pontoise, announced by Frank Fontaine, in vain.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2880

Event 43197 (AEA98A24)

Date: 8/15/1980
Description: (Translated from French) At 1:50, in Cergy-Pontoise (Val d’Oise), observation of a kind of spinning top with lower white, yellow and red lights.
Reference: Gazette du Val d’Oise, 16 July 1997
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2881

Event 43198 (84B6EA17)

Date: 8/15/1980
Locations: Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa, Canada; New Brunswick
Description: UFO skeptic Philip Klass sends a letter to A. G. McNamara of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa, Canada, which serves as a repository for Canadian UFO reports for the Canadian National Research Council. Klass characterizes New Brunswick ufologist Stanton Friedman as a snake oil salesman and UFO guru whose lectures are filled with falsehoods, disparaging his credentials, his ego, and his modus operandi. He warns McNamara that the astronomers at the institute will soon be the targets of Friedman’s coverup accusations.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Dolan II 221–222
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6149

Event 43199 (ECE2AD83)

Date: 8/16/1980
Location: Australia, near Melbourne
Description: (Translated from French) (Source: personal testimony of Frank Scott, dated 07 Jul 92 23:44:00) "Twelve years ago I was in the military in Australia, I was a signal officer. That’s where I “believe” I had a close encounter as well as other officers with two small creatures. (…) It had happened like this: on August 16 at 2 pm, there was a round-looking “vessel” in diathermic interference on SHF frequencies. Suddenly there was a great commotion and we (six of us) had to go in a jeep towards the area of the visual appearance. The thing was 170 meters long, 50 to 60 meters wide and cylindrical in shape. An intense light beam was coming down from the cylinder to the ground and it emitted a buzzing sound that seemed to vibrate the air. As we got closer we noticed there was a small humanoid in the light beam. There didn’t seem to be any craft that had brought the humanoid to the ground: it was there, alone. We looked at each other in the jeep, we were all armed and considering we were in a defensive position, the order was to arm and be ready to shoot. However, we couldn’t do it: the pieces of our weapons seemed welded together. Then suddenly there was a terrible noise, “like a white noise” and… I woke up in the infirmary. This whole affair is quite disturbing to me, because I can’t figure out what happened. I would like to meet people who have experienced similar situations during their service in Melbourne. Frank Scott.
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3075

Event 43200 (D59E1A77)

Date: 8/16/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In Cergy-Pontoise (Val d’Oise), observation of a large star with a blue halo in slight sway. (August 16, from 4:30 to 6:45)
Reference: Gazette du Val d’Oise, July 16, 1997
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2882

Event 43201 (14ED746B)

Date: 8/16/1980
Description: Frank Scott and another soldier were ordered to go by jeep, to a location outside of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where a UFO had recently been seen. They arrived there at around two o’clock in the afternoon, and observed a long cylindrical craft hovering close to the ground. The object was at least 170 meters long, and broad as well, and it emitted a buzzing sound that made the air vibrate. The craft was also emitting a beam of light towards the ground, and within the beam they could see a small humanoid being descending to the ground. The humanoid descended to the ground alone. Both men remained in the jeep, armed with their side arms, and watching the spectacle. Their weapons suddenly became disabled, as if welded together. Then there was a terrible noise, and Scott lost consciousness. He awoke much later in his base infirmary, not knowing how he had gotten there.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1980, citing personal testimony by Frank Scott to Overmeire
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5101

Event 43202 (2C8F8853)

Date: 8/17/1980
Time: ~23:00
Location: PINOLS, FR
Description: 2 observer(s). Glowing-crescent hovers. Follows car / 1km. Turns going quickly south. Police inquire / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13972

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “PINOLS,FR:2 OBS:GLOW-CRESCENT HVRS:FOLOS CAR/1km:TURNS >>S:police inq/news”, LatLong: “45.050002 3.416667”, LatLongDMS: “45:03:00 N 03:25:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Haute-Loire”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43203 (EBF33526)

Date: 8/17/1980
Location: Lima, OH
Description: Witness knocked back by light beam. 5-min duration and three witnesses. (NICAP: 05 - Medical Incidents)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5317

Event 43204 (EC96F90F)

Date: 8/17/1980
Location: Teledyne-Ohio Steel plant in Lima, Ohio
Description: 1:15 a.m. Security guard Phil Battle is driving his truck in the parking lot of the Teledyne-Ohio Steel plant in Lima, Ohio, and sees an unusual bright light in the sky. He steps out and watches a round, silvery form about 270 feet away. It has little holes on the surface, a flashing yellow light, and white floodlights all around it. It hovers for about 5 minutes, moving back and forth. Battle’s CB radio does not work when he tries to alert others. Suddenly a yellow light shoots out at Battle, knocking him back against his truck, scarring his knee and hurting his back and kidneys. The beam also reddens his left eye. The UFO then takes off. He and other guard look for the object and see a light about 1,200 feet to the north, slightly larger than the moon, which drifts westward after 15– 20 seconds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Knocked Back by a Light Beam,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 14; “Correspondence,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 1 (January 1981): 2–3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6150

Event 43205 (4C949E07)

Date: 8/18/1980?
Time: 18:00
Location: BALTIC ISLAND, ESTONIA
Description: Longitude & latitude coords. approximate. Double cube / ground with sweeping beam. Becomes domed saucer!
Type: sighting
Reference: AFU NEWSLETTER (English). Anders Liljegren (ed). Archives for UFO Research; PO Box 11027; S-600 11 Norrkoping, SWEDEN (Index 24)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13973

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Estonia, Latvia& Lithuania”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “BALTIC ISL,ESTONIA:LL APRX:DOUBLE CUBE/GND W/SWEEPING BEAM:BECOMES DOMED SCR!”, LatLong: “58.950003 22.716668”, LatLongDMS: “58:57:00 N 22:43:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43206 (9B6FEFD4)

Date: 8/18/1980
Description: A large double cube-shaped object was seen on the ground of a Baltic Island off Estonia in the early evening. It had a sweeping beam of light. It reportedly polymorphed into a domed saucer-shaped object.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden, issue # 24
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5135

Event 43207 (F149A79D)

Date: 8/19/1980 (approximate)
Time: ~00:00
Location: LEZAY, FR
Description: Huge luminous mushroom flashes as car nears. Follows car / different road. / news.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13974

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “LEZAY,FR:HUGE LUMn.MUSHROOM FLASHES as CAR NEARS:FOLOS CAR/DIff.ROAD:/news”, LatLong: “46.166669 -0.016667”, LatLongDMS: “46:10:00 N 00:01:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Deux-Sèvres”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43208 (FA9D7C0F)

Date: 8/19/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: POUNDSGATE, DEVON
Description: 2 observer(s). Flashing cylinder/cigar-shape and inverted T-shape and saucer going quickly west toward(s) Dartmeet!
Type: sighting
Reference: FARISH, Jucius: UFO NEWSCLIPPING SERVICE: $5/Monthly. Plumerville, AR. (Index 313)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13975

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “45”, HatchDesc: “POUNDSGATE,DEVON:2 OBS:FLASHING CGR+INVERTED T-SHAPE+SCR >>W twrd DARTMEET!”, LatLong: “50.516669 -3.833334”, LatLongDMS: “50:31:00 N 03:50:00 W”, Locale: “Wetlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43209 (05143FB1)

Date: 8/20/1980 (approximate)
Time: ~00:00
Location: HONFLEUR, FR
Description: 12 teens. White ovoid passes. Drops gangway. Shoots going quickly south. / La Montagne.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13976

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “HONFLEUR,FR:12 TEENS:WHT OVOID PASSES:DROPS GANGWAY:SHOOTS >>S:/La Montagne”, LatLong: “49.416669 0.233333”, LatLongDMS: “49:25:00 N 00:14:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CLF”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43210 (B6BE13CB)

Date: 8/20/1980
Time: 21:50
Location: NORWICH, ENGL
Description: 3 observer(s). 2 big squares going [to] slow. Small delta/triangle/box-like craft exits and circles. All vanish!
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 352)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13977

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “16”, HatchDesc: “NORWICH,ENGL:3 OBS:2 BIG SQUARES >SLO:SML DLT EXITS+CIRCLES:ALL VANISH!”, LatLong: “52.650003 1.350000”, LatLongDMS: “52:39:00 N 01:21:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43211 (73880D7F)

Date: 8/20/1980
Locations: Mossy Head, Florida; Jacksonville
Description: 10:30 p.m. A college student is driving on a rural road about 5 minutes east of Mossy Head, Florida, when he becomes aware of an array of lights hovering above a hill ahead of him. They move low over the area from right to left, 300–600 feet ahead of him. It disappears, but another cluster of lights rushes by him on his left side with a quiet whoosh sound. Inadvertently he begins driving more slowly, slumped over the steering wheel. He continues driving to Jacksonville, where he notices his bare feet are red and inflamed. The redness fades away by the evening of the following night, leaving only some apparent bites marks that are sore to the touch.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:A CE I— or II—or III in Florida,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 7 (November 1980): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6151

Event 43212 (FBCA1600)

Date: 8/21/1980
Location: USA, East Texas
Description: (Translated from French) The young woman is visiting her parents with her 18-month-old daughter. The baby is suffering from an ear infection and a skin rash. As her condition worsens, the mother decides at midnight to go home and drives the 100 km on deserted roads. Halfway there the car radio malfunctions and the headlights dim. The driver then has the impression of taking off. She sees the tops of the pines agitated as if by a strong wind at the level of her gaze, and just above her a disk surrounded by a double row of lights. The car is sucked into the flying object and ends up in a brightly lit room. She hears a voice ordering her to get out of the vehicle. Small humanoids with big heads then operate various samples on her body. She will have the impression of having stayed on board for several days. She regains consciousness in her car parked near her home, where she immediately returns carrying the little girl in her arms. She staggers, suffers from nausea and a violent headache. At 5 o’clock in the morning she remembers the essentials of her experience. The next day the baby is completely healed. The mother will lose 7 kilos in the following days, discovers a long scar on her leg and on her back a mark in the shape of a H. (Bertrand MEHEUST: "In Flying Saucers - Imago 1992, p. 36, 37) (Jan Aldrich 10/97; Richard Hall, MUFON Journal 192, p14, originally 167-3) As for Meagan Elliott, captured on August 21, 1980 with her eighteen-month-old daughter (and the car they were in!) in East Texas, not only did she notice that the atmosphere of the craft was cold, but that a kind of smoke or fog was rolling at the level of the floor. Her abductors claimed to come from the same planet as her.
Reference: Jean SIDER: “Ovni, the unmasked invaders” - ed. Ramuel 1999, p. 147
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3076

Event 43213 (8AB3DC8F)

Date: 8/21/1980
Time: 02:30
Location: NORTHWEST / SEATON DELAVAL, ENG
Description: 2 cars buzzed / 20’ saucer. 5+independent observer(s). Altitude down to 5’. CE3 and more/others.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 33)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13978

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “NW/SEATON DELAVAL,ENG:2 CARS BUZZED/20’ SCR:5+IND OBS:ALT DOWN TO 5’:CE3++”, LatLong: “55.116669 -1.522222”, LatLongDMS: “55:07:00 N 01:31:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “2”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43214 (EFB0B7A5)

Date: 8/21/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: (EAST), TX
Description: Car lifted to round room and door removed. Medical exam. Left 25 mile(s) away. / r25p45.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO Evidence II: HB: Scarecrow Press Lanham, MD. http://www.scarecrowpress.com ISBN 0-8108-3881-8 (Index 558)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13979

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, CVS: Conversation/communication, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “90”, Elev: “100”, HatchDesc: “(east),TX:CAR LIFTED TO RND ROOM+DOOR REMOVED:MED EXAM:LEFT 25 MI AWAY:/r25p45”, LatLong: “32.000002 -95.000005”, LatLongDMS: “32:00:00 N 95:00:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43215 (563328C0)

Date: 8/21/1980
Location: East, TX
Description: Young woman and daughter driving home, E-M effects on car, car lifted off road onto craft, humanoids examined them on tables in room with “fog” on floor (section XIII). (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5318

Event 43216 (E325283A)

Date: 8/21/1980
Location: East Texas
Description: Young woman and daughter driving home, E-M effects on car, car lifted off road onto craft, humanoids examined them on tables in room with “fog” on floor
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_356

Event 43217 (C7AE6077)

Date: 8/22/1980
Location: USA, Washington
Description: (Translated from French) (cf: 1980, no date) Press Conference at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense), William Perry (Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering) and Lt. Gen. Kelly Burke (Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Research and Development) reported to the press members about a military program designed to produce a high-tech, pilot or non-pilot aircraft. The exchange of questions and answers was mainly focused on the funding of such a project. No details about the construction of the XST=F-117A were given.
Reference: Gesag, Bulletin No. 96 September 97, p. 3
Reference: see 18.6.81
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3077

Event 43218 (2EC31B28)

Date: 8/22/1980
Time: 00:40
Location: NEAR LAKE FORK RESERVOIR, TX
Description: 2 / car. Radio and car electro-magnetic effect (EME). Car going up / door / saucer. 4 small humanoids (or Greys). Telepathy. Exam. See reference.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 167)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13980

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, CVS: Conversation/communication, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “120”, Elev: “123”, HatchDesc: “nr LAKE FORK RSVR,TX:2/CAR:RADIO+CAR EME:CAR↑/DOOR/SCR:4 OIDS:TLP:EXAM:SEE REF”, LatLong: “32.800002 -95.550005”, LatLongDMS: “32:48:00 N 95:33:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “12”

Event 43219 (C2E304FD)

Date: 8/22/1980
Description: In eastern Texas a UFO abduction occurred when a car was levitated inside of a hovering circular craft. Meagan Elliott was driving at 12:40 a.m. with her young daughter Renee in the early morning hours, on a desolate road near Lake Fork Reservoir, Wood County, Texas when her car radio became garbled and she heard a loud electrical noise, then her car headlights dimmed. The vehicle was suddenly lifted off the road, and they found themselves in a bright circular room, still inside the car, which sat on the flat metallic bottom of the hovering craft. A voice in her head told her to get out of the car, but she refused to move. Next, a small putty colored humanoid being with a large bard heald, his feet encased in mist, appeared and forced open the car door. He then forced Meagan and Renee to follow him. He was described as having huge oval eyes, no body hair, a broad flat nose, and a small slit for a mouth. Both of them were then clamped down on metallic tables, and their bodies were probed by two humanoids using different types of tools and a scanning device. Before being returned to the car and lowered to the ground, they said they were fed various colored pills. Under hypnosis, Meagan recalled extensive communication with the beings. They made the disturbing statement that the Earth “was a fearful planet with a tendency for annihilation.” She also recalled being shown seven characters, which represented the name of the place they came from, it sounded like “Asterisk”, but she said she could not pronounce it correctly.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 308; MUFON UFO Journal, January 1982, p. 3 & February 1984, p. 14; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 146; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 411, citing Richard H. Hall
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5235

Event 43220 (387CEA29)

Date: 8/22/1980
Description: That night at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico three Sandia Facility guards saw a nocturnal light maneuvering at high speeds over the nuclear weapons facility.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Lawrence Fawcett & Barry Greenwood, Clear Intent: The Government Cover-up of the UFO Experience, p. 225
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5236

Event 43221 (47D683D5)

Date: 8/23/1980
Time: 04:10
Location: GREAT WALL NORTH / BEIJING, CH
Description: 2 campers photograph saucer. Rotates. Silent out and back. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v26#5p5.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 218)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13981

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “GREAT WALL N/BEIJING,CH:2 CAMPERS FOTO SCR:ROTATES:SLNT OUT+BACK:/FSR v26#5p5”, LatLong: “40.166669 116.250006”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:00 N 116:15:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Beijing”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43222 (D457C573)

Date: 8/23/1980
Description: At 4:08 a.m. two mining students camping in the mountains near Beijing, China saw an object emitting white light and traveling on an irregular course. It looked like a crescent-shaped portion of a disc of the Moon.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Anthony Lee, FSR, March 1983, p. 24; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 218
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5268

Event 43223 (6B794540)

Date: 8/24/1980
Locations: Changping District; Juyong portion of the Great Wall of China
Description: 4:08 a.m. Three tourists camping out in the Changping District near the Juyong portion of the Great Wall of China take a photo of an unusual object. The photo reportedly looks like three stars in an inverted T shape with a surrounding halo of light.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:First UFO Spotted in China,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 3 (March 1981): 4; “Chinese UFO Study,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (March/April 1981): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6152

Event 43224 (38CAE780)

Date: 8/28/1980
Time: 13:20
Location: NEAR RED BLUFF, CA
Description: 2 / Cessna 172. 1M metallic ovoid seen 10M from wingtip. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: WEINSTEIN, Dominique; UAP: 80 Years of Pilot Sightings Privately published. 7 avenue Bartholome. 75015 Paris, FRANCE. (Index 0)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13982

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “95”, HatchDesc: “nr RED BLUFF,CA:2/CESSNA 172:1M MTLC OVOID SEEN 10M FROM WINGTIP:NFD”, LatLong: “40.166669 -122.250006”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:00 N 122:15:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43225 (9515918A)

Date: 8/28/1980
Description: At 1:15 p.m. a three foot long, football-shaped UFO was seen by two men, John F. Clark and Lloyd List, from a Cessna 172 over Red Bluff, California. It was solid, smooth, and metallic. It maintained its distance ahead of their plane for 5-6 seconds, then was overtaken. Its axis was parallel to the horizon, and it did not bobble in the plane’s turbulence as would a balloon.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UNICAT, case # 614
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5438

Event 43226 (3089051C)

Date: 8/31/1980
Time: 00:20
Location: ASHBOURNE TO/FROM DERBY, ENGL
Description: 40 odd observer(s) / 15 places. Saucer hums. Going / all directions / 5 hours. / r210v29#6.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 318)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13983

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “44”, Elev: “110”, HatchDesc: “ASHBOURNE><DERBY,ENGL:40 ODD OBS/15 PLACES:SCR HUMS:>/ALL DIRs/5hrs:/r210v29#6”, LatLong: “52.916669 -1.583333”, LatLongDMS: “52:55:00 N 01:35:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43227 (ED651D98)

Date: 8/31/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: POZZUOLO / FRIULI, ITL
Description: White glowing-disk maneuvers. Stops. Turns orange. Going down. Zigzags. Dogs frantic.
Type: sighting
Reference: ITACAT, Catalogo Italiano degli Incontri Ravvicinati. Maurizio Verga, 1989 CISU/Torino, Italy. (Index 152)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13984

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks

Extra Data: Country: “Italy”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “POZZUOLO/FRIULI,ITL:WHT GLO-DISK MNVRS:STOPS:TURNS ORG:↓:ZIGZAGS:dogs frantic”, LatLong: “45.988891 13.194445”, LatLongDMS: “45:59:20 N 13:11:40 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “UD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43228 (752438F5)

Date: 8/31/1980
Location: between Ashbourne and Derby, UK
Description: A witness named Lister reported seeing a disc-shaped object making a humming noise. According to the report it maneuvered in the sky, and there were other independent witnesses. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5320

Event 43229 (E2DD415F)

Date: 8/31/1980
Description: A witness named Lister reported seeing a disc-shaped object making a humming noise between Ashbourne and Derby, England at 12:20 a.m. According to the report it maneuvered in the sky, and there were other independent witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1981, p. 12; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13525, citing FSR
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5536

Event 43230 (4DA32015)

Date: 9/1980
Description: (Translated from French) William Moore meets his informant Falcon. He and Stanton Friedman managed to interview 62 people related to the Roswell incident, such as Bill Brazel, Loretta Proctor and Jesse Marcel Junior.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2883

Event 43231 (442BFEB5)

Date: 9/1980
Description: (Translated from French) A trace left by a UFO in Australia. See images/1980-09-30_300.jpg.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2884

Event 43232 (CB23D64F)

Date: 9/1980
Time: ~19:00
Location: 80KM / RIGA, LATVIA
Description: Image / observer(s) as baby and her mother appear by helmeted pseudo-human/entity and 10M sphere/orb/globe.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: JUSA-CISAAF TRANSLATIONs (from Russian). (Index 212)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13985

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Estonia, Latvia& Lithuania”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: "80km/RIGA,LATVIA:IMAGE/OBS as BABY+HER MOTHER APPEAR b

y HELMETED PSH+10M ORB", LatLong: “57.000003 24.000001”, LatLongDMS: “57:00:00 N 24:00:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LAT”, Strangeness: “13”

Event 43233 (00729AA7)

Date: 9/1980
Time: 21:20
Location: NEAR VAASA, FINL
Description: 2 observer(s). 3M blazing saucer passes boat / very low altitude. Lights area. Vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 353)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13986

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “nr VAASA,FINL:2 OBS:3M BLAZING SCR PASSES BOAT/VLO ALT:LITES AREA:VANISHES”, LatLong: “63.116670 21.650001”, LatLongDMS: “63:07:00 N 21:39:00 E”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Finland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43234 (BE9340CB)

Date: 9/1980
Location: Roswell
Description: Charles Berlitz and Bill Moore publish The Roswell Incident, the first major review of the 1947 Roswell crash, based largely on Stanton Friedman’s research.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore, The Roswell Incident, Berkley, 1980; Clark III 320
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6153

Event 43235 (010B1F4C)

Date: 9/1/1980
Location: US
Description: The Roswell Incident by Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore is published.
Type: book
Reference: Amazon
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_716

Event 43236 (D5BA94D1)

Date: 9/1/1980
Description: NSA attorneys move for a summary judgment in the CAUS-initiated lawsuit, asserting that the 135 documents are being justifiably withheld.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “CAUS Update,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6154

Event 43237 (4102C389)

Date: 9/2/1980
Time: 09:30
Location: TEXARKANA, AR
Description: Pilot. Ovoid stops over plane. Vanishes. Then going [to] over Red River Arsenal.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 172)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13987

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “100”, HatchDesc: “TEXARKANA,AR:PILOT:OVOID STOPS OVR PLANE:VANISHES:THEN >OVR RED RIVER ARSENAL”, LatLong: “33.450002 -94.000004”, LatLongDMS: “33:27:00 N 94:00:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Arkansas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43238 (69FB70B3)

Date: 9/2/1980
Description: At 9:30 a.m. a blimp-shaped object with eerie lights and odd maneuvers was seen in Texarkana, Arkansas by a doctor who was also a pilot; it vanished on the spot!
Reference: Johnson
Reference: William D. Leet, MUFON UFO Journal, June 1982, p. 5; Larry Hatch, U computer database, citing MUFON
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5581

Event 43239 (97A16301)

Date: 9/3/1980
Locations: Skyline Drive; Shenandoah National Park; Virginia
Description: 3:00 p.m. Margaret Lambert and her family are parked at a scenic overlook along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia when they notice a bright reflection. She is taking a photo of her son and the reflection seems to be pulsating as she focuses her camera. It appears as a small round light behind her son’s head in the photo.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “‘Glowing Object’ Photographed on Virginia Hillside,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 5 (May 1981): 6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6155

Event 43240 (8022D2AA)

Date: 9/4/1980
Location: Red Bluff, California
Description: 1:15 p.m. Flight instructor Lloyd List is flying northbound at 138 mph in a Cessna 172 at 6,500 feet about 5 miles south of the airport in Red Bluff, California. His passenger, a school official, calls his attention to a shiny object ahead of them. For the first 5–6 seconds, the object grows larger in angular size. Then it stops getting larger, as if it has adopted the Cessna’s speed and direction. They close in on the object and watch it shoot right by the airplane’s left wingtip only 30 feet away. It looks like a metallic football no larger than 3 feet in size. It is silent and the surface has a mirror finish. It exhibits no wobble as it passes through the plane’s turbulence. List descends to 6,000 feet and turns to the south to look for it but cannot find the object.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Plane’s Near Collision with Mini-UFO,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 11–12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6156

Event 43241 (0224DFEB)

Date: 9/5/1980
Time: 03:40
Location: TROPY, POLAND
Description: 4+2 observer(s). 7M sphere follows ambulance. Going down / road. Vanishes / lights flash.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 318)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13988

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “Poland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “35”, HatchDesc: “TROPY,POLAND:4+2 OBS:7M SPHERE FOLOS AMBULANCE:↓/ROAD:VANISHES/LITES FLASH”, LatLong: “53.950003 19.211112”, LatLongDMS: “53:57:00 N 19:12:40 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “ELB”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43242 (4B129B33)

Date: 9/5/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: PLESTIN, FR
Description: 2+5 kids. 2 fireballs follow car. Observers run to house. Fireballs going [to] away over trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13989

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “PLESTIN,FR:2+5 KIDS:2 FBLS FOLO CAR:OBSs RUN TO HOUSE:FBLS > AWAY OVR TREES”, LatLong: “48.650002 -3.633334”, LatLongDMS: “48:39:00 N 03:38:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CDN”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43243 (F60DF099)

Date: 9/5/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: SOUTHEAST / LULEA, SWEDEN
Description: Glowing-sphere/orb/globe circles 2 / boat. Lands / island. Windows. Tank tracks just end.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 338)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13990

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “SE/LULEA,SWEDEN:GLOW-ORB CCLs 2/BOAT:LANDS/ISLAND:WINDOWS:TANK TRACKS JUST END”, LatLong: “65.550003 22.500001”, LatLongDMS: “65:33:00 N 22:30:00 E”, Locale: “Islands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43244 (16329796)

Date: 9/6/1980
Location: CHINA, Jiangsu Province.
Description: (Translated from French) It was in the night, around 11 pm, on September 6, 1980, while we were doing night military exercises in the countryside near our barracks. Suddenly, a fighter on the ground noticed that a shining flying object was hovering in our direction. At his cries, we all looked up and saw a round object like a crepe, glowing, slowly flying in the air. Big as a plate, it shone, all red, and was followed by a bright tail of one meter. A red and round thing with a luminous trail on the blue background of the sky, what a magnificent sight! This trail changed color continuously (…) the object was at 200 meters altitude and its speed was approximately the same as that of an airliner. Two minutes later, the object suddenly accelerated its speed, shone much brighter than at the beginning and its trail became dazzling. It disappeared in a blink of an eye, mysteriously.
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p. 62
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3079

Event 43245 (0778C0CC)

Date: 9/6/1980
Time: 19:40
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: 2+observer(s). Saucer north going quickly south over city. Top glows red and bottom yellow. Top and bot alternate.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 187)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13991

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:2+OBS:SCR N>>S OVR CITY:TOP GLOWS RED+BOTTOM YLW:TOP+BOT ALTERNATE”, LatLong: “39.933335 116.350006”, LatLongDMS: “39:56:00 N 116:21:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43246 (071D62C6)

Date: 9/6/1980
Time: 23:00
Location: JIANGSU PROVINCE, CH
Description: Many observer(s). Disk glows. Slow / 200M altitude. Brightens / sudden fast climb.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 189)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13992

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “JIANGSU Prov.,CH:MANY OBS:DISK GLOWS:SLOW/200M alt:BRIGHTENS/SUDDEN FAST CLIMB”, LatLong: “33.000002 120.000006”, LatLongDMS: “33:00:00 N 120:00:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Jiangsu”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43247 (F20258CF)

Date: 9/6/1980
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian Institution
Description: UFO proponents and debunkers square off at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for a day- long debate on the merits of UFO sightings. The proponents include Bruce Maccabee, J. Allen Hynek, and Allan Hendry; the debunkers are Philip J. Klass, James E. Oberg, and Robert Sheaffer. The debate is moderated by Frederick C. Durant. The most heated exchanges occur between Klass and Hendry over the Val Johnson close encounter case of 1979.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Stuart Rohrer, “Tempest in a Saucer,” Washington Post, September 8, 1980, p. B-1; J. Allen Hynek, “Encounter at the Smithsonian,” CUFOS Bulletin, Fall 1980, pp. 6–10; Jerome Clark, “Phil Klass vs. the ‘UFO Promoters,’” Fate 34, no. 2 (February 1981): 56–67; Clark III 1081–1082
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6157

Event 43248 (D10A2272)

Date: 9/6/1980
Location: Hampshire, England
Description: 9:15 p.m. Ufologist Jenny Randles and a friend are riding a motorcycle north on the M4 after attending the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, when they see three lights that appear one after another then line up in a triangular formation hovering above a distant hilltop. As they drive past, one light blinks out, leaving two side by side.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Jenny Randles, “Mass Market Media Saucery,” Fortean Times 361 (Christmas 2017): 29
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6158

Event 43249 (893EC9BC)

Date: 9/7/1980
Description: A couple out elk hunting, Mr. & Mrs. Gautreau, awoke three hours late, the wife with a sore mouth. Through hypnosis it was revealed that they had been abducted by three alien being. The beings were described as thin in build and had large heads and eyes; they stood between 5’7" and 6 feet tall. The abduction occurred at four o’clock in the morning at McGuire’s Ranch, Wyoming.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery, case 113
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_5735

Event 43250 (E4F9EB3A)

Date: 9/8/1980
Time: 20:40
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: 2 observer(s). UFO with 3 rings / light inside hovers motionless / 2 minute(s). Disappears.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 187)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13993

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:2 OBS:UFO W/3 RINGS/LITE INSIDE HVRS MOTIONLESS/2min:DISAPPEARS:”, LatLong: “39.900002 116.350006”, LatLongDMS: “39:54:00 N 116:21:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43251 (CF0BAE80)

Date: 9/8/1980
Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Kirtland Air Force Base; Los Alamos
Description: After doing a radio show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bill Moore is contacted by phone from someone at Kirtland Air Force Base. He meets the man he calls “Falcon” (described as elderly and gaunt) later at a restaurant, beginning a long-running relationship between Moore and 10 members of a shadowy group connected with military intelligence and supposedly opposed to the coverup of UFOs. The story soon emerges that the Roswell incident involved alien bodies and that in 1949 another alien, this one still alive, was found and housed at Los Alamos until its death in the early 1950s. It is called an Extraterrestrial Biological Entity (EBE) and is the first of three that the government would have in its custody. Moore decides to cooperate with these AFOSI sources and provide them with information. They tell him there is considerable interest in Paul Bennewitz and that he is to spy on Bennewitz and APRO as well, inundating them with disinformation that Doty and others will supply.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 360; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 59–63
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6159

Event 43252 (822558E8)

Date: 9/8/1980
Locations: Kirtland AFB, NM; Manzano; Coyote Canyon
Description: Doty writes and signs a fake two-page AFOSI complaint form, titled “Kirtland AFB, NM, 8 Aug–3 Sept 1980, Alleged Sightings of Unidentified Aerial Lights in Restricted Test Range,” which describes several UFO sightings at Manzano and at the Coyote Canyon section of the Department of Defense Restricted Test Range, as well as an alleged report of a UFO landing on August 10 by a New Mexico state patrolman.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 362
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6160

Event 43253 (8B4F946A)

Date: 9/9/1980
Time: 18:40
Location: BARIDIAMI, SENEGAL AND MORE/OTHERS
Description: Cylinder/cigar-shape-tornado wrecks 50+24 houses. Boils water. Going quickly south. Disk seen.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 356)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13994

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “BARIDIAMI,SENEGAL++:CGR-TORNADO WRECKS 50+24 HOUSES:BOILS WATER:>>S:DISK SEEN”, LatLong: “15.483334 -16.188890”, LatLongDMS: “15:29:00 N 16:11:20 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SNG”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43254 (F19E1FBE)

Date: 9/9/1980
Time: 21:40
Location: CHENGDU, SICHUAN, CH
Description: Observer(s) / (seen thru) binoculars. Sketch = flying rod with rounded ends. Beams / both ends.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 188)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13995

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CHENGDU,SICHUAN,CH:OBS/BINOCS:sketch=FLYING ROD W/ROUNDED ENDS:BEAMS/BOTH ENDS”, LatLong: “30.616668 104.083338”, LatLongDMS: “30:37:00 N 104:05:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SCH”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43255 (38DB9F85)

Date: 9/9/1980
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Description: 8:00 p.m. Barbara Kaisler is driving home with her daughter in Portsmouth, Virginia, when they see a dark disc some 5–6 stories higher than the rooftops in the north. When they stop at an intersection, they can see the disc tumbling end over end, now climbing at a 30° angle. It disappears in clouds to the northeast.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Dark Disk in Virginia,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (March/April 1981): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6161

Event 43256 (EF69DCE2)

Date: 9/10/1980
Time: 00:50
Location: COURLAY, FR
Description: Luminous ovoid going down / road. Rises and going quickly [to] into trees as observer(s) nears. / La Montagne.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 199)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13996

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “COURLAY,FR:LUMn.OVOID ↓/ROAD:RISES+>> INTO TREES as OBS NEARS:/La Montagne”, LatLong: “46.783336 -0.566667”, LatLongDMS: “46:47:00 N 00:34:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Deux-Sèvres”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43257 (0F72A89A)

Date: 9/11/1980
Time: 04:20
Location: ANDERSON, SC
Description: Many observer(s). Crash and whine. 70’ saucer 50’ over trees. 7 windows / side. / MJ#158.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 352)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13997

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “165”, Elev: “235”, HatchDesc: “ANDERSON,SC:MANY OBS:CRASH+WHINE:70’SCR 50’OVR TREES:7 WINDOWS/SIDE:/MJ#158”, LatLong: “34.500002 -82.650004”, LatLongDMS: “34:30:00 N 82:39:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “South Carolina”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43258 (C3765ED6)

Date: 9/11/1980
Time: 08:00
Location: EASLEY, SC
Description: Huge dome-blimp. Metallic grey. Pipe protrudes. Long windows. / APRO 29#3.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 269)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13998

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “332”, HatchDesc: “EASLEY,SC:HUGE DOME-BLIMP:MTLC GRY:PIPE PROTRUDES:LONG WINDOWS:/APRO 29#3”, LatLong: “34.800002 -82.566671”, LatLongDMS: “34:48:00 N 82:34:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “South Carolina”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43259 (D762EFAC)

Date: 9/11/1980
Location: Anderson, SC
Description: Two friends saw a rounded, seamless disc-shaped UFO that made a whining noise. It hovered over trees in a yard 100 feet away from his bedroom window. It rotated and wobbled. Physiological effects included red burning eyes, swollen glands in neck, headache. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 05 - Medical Incidents)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5321

Event 43260 (2ED89C03)

Date: 9/11/1980
Location: Easley, SC
Description: L. Garrett, age 40, saw a huge gray domed blimp or ovoid UFO making a buzzing noise. It was purplish metallic gray in color. It had a pipe protruding from it, and long windows. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5323

Event 43261 (117DEC13)

Date: 9/11/1980
Location: Anderson, South Carolina
Description: 4:20 a.m. Jerry McAlister is awakened in his bedroom in Anderson, South Carolina, by a loud screech. He goes to the window and sees a round object about 70 feet wide hovering above his backyard trees 110 feet away. Hundreds of steady bright white lights surround its perimeter, rotating in a clockwise direction. A row of square white windows is also visible. McAlister wakes up his wife Faye, who also watches the object, which, after tilting on its side, is now receding to the east-northeast at a good rate of speed. The UFO settles into place as a distant white light source that persists until dawn at 7:05 a.m. McAlister claims his ears ring for another 3 days from the initial noise.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “South Carolina’s Giant UFOs,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 11– 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6162

Event 43262 (1FC58E8F)

Date: 9/11/1980
Location: Easley, South Carolina
Description: 8:05 a.m. Larry Garrett is working on his car in Easley, South Carolina, when he hears a sound like a swarm of bees. Looking north, he sees a large metallic UFO with black, square windows. He guesses it is 80–100 feet in size. It hovers above a hill then drifts off to the north behind some trees.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “South Carolina’s Giant UFOs,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 2, no. 6 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 13–14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6163

Event 43263 (99ABC26E)

Date: 9/11/1980
Locations: State Highway 32; West Willington, Connecticut
Description: 9:25 p.m. Milton Shippee and his family are driving south on State Highway 32 near I-84 in West Willington, Connecticut, when they see a “pancake”-shaped object in the southeast. It is tilted on one side as it moves about 50 mph.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “‘Domed Pancake’ over Connecticut,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6164

Event 43264 (A4358B89)

Date: 9/12/1980
Time: 22:20
Location: SOUTHEAST / GUMIERES, FR
Description: 3 observer(s). Silent red sphere going south. Turns going east. Turns going north again.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 216)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_13999

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “SE/GUMIERES,FR:3 OBS:SLNT RED SPHERE > S:TURNS > E:TURNS >N AGAIN:”, LatLong: “45.516669 4.000000”, LatLongDMS: “45:31:00 N 04:00:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Loire”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43265 (3A321FC6)

Date: 9/12/1980
Location: Bojnord, North Khorasan, Iran
Description: A bright, round object radiating red and white colors from all sides is reported south of Bojnord, North Khorasan, Iran. It moves very quickly for one hour above the city.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Review of Iranian UFO Reports,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 15
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6165

Event 43266 (B9D0032E)

Date: 9/13/1980
Time: 02:30
Location: NEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN, TX
Description: Campers. Delta/triangle/box-like craft / 40m altitude hums. Going north slowly (i.e. away from Lbj ranch.)
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 155)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14000

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, Elev: “390”, HatchDesc: “nr ROUND Mtn,TX:CAMPERS:DLT/40m alt HUMS:>N SLOWLY (i.e. AWAY FROM LBJ RANCH)”, LatLong: “30.433335 -98.344449”, LatLongDMS: “30:26:00 N 98:20:40 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43267 (25AEBDF4)

Date: 9/13/1980
Location: Hamilton, Texas
Description: Night. Some people camping near Hamilton, Texas, wake up when their tent is lit up with a yellow glow. Outside is a loud humming sound and above them at no more than 125 feet is a triangular object. The underside is grayish or greenish, and two lights appear at each tip in a combination of yellow-white, red-green, and blue-white. The object is moving north very slowly but stops for about 10 seconds and begins to pulsate, almost sounding as if it will stall. It starts up again, heads north, and is soon gone. Thirty minutes later, the group hears a loud explosion, and some people see sparks above the top of a hill.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, January 1981
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6166

Event 43268 (C6B2172D)

Date: 9/14/1980
Time: 02:42:41.6
Location: 49.9300 78.8010
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1585

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9300 78.8010”, LatLongDMS: “49:55:48 N 78:48:04 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “6.20”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43269 (7B9DAFCA)

Date: 9/16/1980
Location: McGuire AFB, NJ
Description: Sgt. J.M. (initials) of the PACAF writes to Len Stringfield that he was stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ, when, on Jan. 18, 1978, an MP shot and killed an alien at the Ft. Dix Army base next to the AFB.
Type: letter
Reference: (link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_717
See also: 1/18/78

Event 43270 (5F5E4B46)

Date: 9/20/1980
Time: 02:00
Location: SCANDIA, MN
Description: 1 / car. 50’ saucer 10’ tall / 8’ altitude. Pungent odor. Low whistle. Goes over hill.
Type: sighting
Reference: Newspaper account: Scandia, MN 20 SEP 80: Forest Lake Times (Weekly) v77#19 Thurs. 25SEP80 pg 1. also APRO Bulletin v29#3 MAR '81
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14001

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, ODR: Odors associated with UFO’s

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “263”, HatchDesc: “SCANDIA,MN:1/CAR:50’SCR 10’TALL/8’alt:PUNGENT ODOR:low whistle:GOES OVR HILL”, LatLong: “45.250002 -92.805560”, LatLongDMS: “45:15:00 N 92:48:20 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “2”, State/Prov: “Minnesota”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43271 (FA00ED8B)

Date: 9/21/1980
Location: Lima, Ohio
Description: 7:00 p.m. A witness is driving west on a county road near Lima, Ohio. She looks up and sees a square opening in the clouds that looks like a picture frame. A vivid orange or red object that looks like the bottom of an Army tank with runners on two sides appears in the opening, remaining stationary for a few seconds before disappearing back into the opening, which then fills up with clouds.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Army Tank in the Clouds in Ohio,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 7 (November 1980): 2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6167

Event 43272 (61139851)

Date: 9/21/1980
Description: The pilot and four passengers onboard a Piper Aztec airplane, including Wendy and Michael Gannon, witnessed two red UFOs for nine minutes while flying over Crewe, Cheshire, England at 8:00 p.m. The objects had a hazy round outline, and an apparent size of 1.25 degrees. The top one approached to within 450 meters distance, and hovered for three minutes. When accelerating a red glow was visible from the rear. During the encounter they experienced radio interference on their VHF mobile transceiver.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 191; UNICAT, case # 401, citing S. R. Cleaver
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6195

Event 43273 (910E073D)

Date: 9/21/1980
Description: A female credit manager in Lima, Ohio briefly observed a vivid orange to red object that appeared through an opening in the clouds. It resembled the bottom view of an Army tank, with runners on two sides. It went back up through the clouds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: John Timmerman, CUFOS Newsletter, November 1980, p. 2
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6196

Event 43274 (18427AFE)

Date: 9/22/1980
Location: Caribbean Sea (south of), Haiti
Description: Another air collision nearly occured over the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti between Pan Am flight 440 and an unidentified bluish-green cigar-shaped object. The UFO had a horizontal row of 5-6 steady lights, which the flight crew presumed were windows. (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5324

Event 43275 (6C64656E)

Date: 9/22/1980
Location: Caribbean Sea south of Haiti
Description: 3:43 a.m. Pan Am Flight 440, flying at 39,000 feet and piloted by Capt. Dave Garber, nearly collides with an unidentified blue-green cigar-shaped object over the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti. The UFO has a horizontal row of 5–6 steady lights, which the flight crew presumes are windows. The distance between the Pan Am flight and the UFO at its closest approach is less than a mile. The estimated length of the UFO is 50 feet. It changes course when the plane flashes its landing lights. The event is witnessed independently by the crew of two other airliners in the area.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “‘Chiles-Whitted’ Revisited: UFO Sighting Confirmed by Three Flight Crews,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 12–14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6168

Event 43276 (D86A8B5C)

Date: 9/22/1980
Description: At 3:43 a.m. another air collision nearly occured over the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti between Pan Am flight 440 and an unidentified bluish-green cigar-shaped object. The UFO had a horizontal row of 5-6 steady lights, which the flight crew presumed were windows. The distance between the Pan Am flight and the UFO at its closest approach was less than a mile. The estimated length of the UFO was 50 feet. It changed course when the plane flashed its landing lights. The event was witnessed independently by the crew of two other airliners in the area.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1980, p. 12
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6235

Event 43277 (B8A887F7)

Date: 9/23/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: Many observer(s). Brown colored-yellow object = saucer / bottom.“desk lamp shape” / top. Southeast going quickly [to] WNW / 2 minute(s).
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 189)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14002

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:MANY OBS:BRN-YLW OBJ=SCR/BOTTOM.“DESK LAMP SHAPE”/TOP:SE>>WNW/2min”, LatLong: “39.916669 116.366672”, LatLongDMS: “39:55:00 N 116:22:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43278 (C26ADCC3)

Date: 9/23/1980
Time: 19:00
Location: Arapahoe County, COLORADO
Description: Littleton resident John Cumby watched [text cut off] was watching from his house. He called to his mother-in-law, who ran into the back yard. After the object had ascended out of Cumby’s view, she could still see it. She watched the “ball” shape assume a “square” shape, with an appendage hanging out of it and “fluttering”. The object vanished, then re-appeared a second or two later and a considerably distance to the (viewer’s) right. It finally shot straight up and was lost from sight. No direct mutilation connection. However, in the autumn of 1980, a substantial number of classic livestock mutilations were reported in Colorado.
Type: mystery helicopter/mutilation related
Reference: Ref. 1 The Choppers - and the Choppers, Mystery Helicopters and Animal Mutilations, Thomas R. Adams, 1991
Source: MysteryHelicoptersAdams, ID: MysteryHelicoptersAdams_193

Event 43279 (89C6590B)

Date: 9/25/1980
Location: CONCEICAO / ARAGUAIA, BRZ
Description: 3 / truck / malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Film / UFO. Complex abduction regressed. / r125p93.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 363)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14003

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “44”, Elev: “133”, HatchDesc: “CONCEICAO/ARAGUAIA,BRZ:3/TRUCK/EMES:FILM/UFO:COMPLEX ABD REGRESSED:/r125p93”, LatLong: “-8.238889 -49.294447”, LatLongDMS: “08:14:20 S 49:17:40 W”, Locale: “Rainforest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GOI”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43280 (507A0E9D)

Date: 9/25/1980
Time: 14:45:00.1
Location: 37.0562 -116.0481
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Bonarda” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_866

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0562 -116.0481”, LatLongDMS: “37:03:22 N 116:02:53 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.38”, NukeMb: “4.60”, NukeName: “Bonarda”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43281 (01B10AD5)

Date: 9/25/1980
Time: 15:26:30.1
Location: 37.1159 -116.0646
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Riola” Yield: 1.07KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_867

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1159 -116.0646”, LatLongDMS: “37:06:57 N 116:03:53 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.42”, NukeName: “Riola”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeY: “1.07”

Event 43282 (DE95F01D)

Date: 9/25/1980
Time: 06:21:13.1
Location: 49.8260 78.0710
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1586

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.8260 78.0710”, LatLongDMS: “49:49:34 N 78:04:16 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “4.70”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43283 (571FC33B)

Date: 9/25/1980
Description: Elias Seixas de Mattos and two of his friends were returning to Rio de Janeiro in a truck. At 10:28 p.m., when they had reached a point on the road near Conceicao de Araguaia, Goias State, Brazil the driver felt a sensation like a cold liquid on his body, and heard a voice in his head telling him to go to a certain spot. The other two men saw a flash of light hit the hood of the truck. All three of them then saw a luminous object on the ground about a mile away. Sr. Seixas got out of the vehicle and attempted to film the object, while the other two men panicked and ran from the truck. A short while later Elias, feeling drowsy, talked one of the other men into driving the truck. They next experienced the vehicle behaving in a strange manner, perhaps because it was being levitated, followed by a period of missing time. Later under hypnosis, Elias recalled floating into a fiery red, cigar-shaped object with flashing white lights. Inside, he entered an egg-shaped chamber attached to a large white circular room with tables and machinery. A seven foot tall being, described as wearing a tight fitting, yellow coverall outfit that covered his entire body and head except for his face, operated the machinery. The being had large, slanted, lilac colored eyes, a long nose, a large lipless mouth, long arms and hands, and very pale skin. He wore a belt with a circular buckle that had colored lights. An invisible barrier apparently prevented the witness from approaching the being. Seixas was submitted to several medical examinations on top of an exam bed-like apparatus. At one point the aliens connected some type of equipment to his head and chest. In addition, blood and sperm samples were taken from him. He remembered seeing two human like beings, one black, the other white, who resembled identical twins; they wore tight-fitting gray uniforms. The beings told Seixas that their point of origin was within the star cluster of Ursa Minor, and that they had bases on the planet Mars.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Irene Granchi, APRO Bulletin, March 1982, p. 1; Timothy Good, Alien Contact, p. 93; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of A Mystery, case # 72; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 493
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6330

Event 43284 (79CE74C3)

Date: 9/26/1980
Location: Washington, Indiana
Description: 4:30 a.m. Susan Southerland, Debbie Riley, and Kim Conolty are driving in Washington, Indiana, when they see a streetlight-shaped light source slightly above the treetops. It begins moving toward them. Even after their car turns, the light stays on their left side. They drive to the police station and ask officers Tim Roark and Don Grannon to look at it through binoculars, and they are convinced it is something unusual.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFO Mini-Flap in Southern Indiana,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (Mar./Apr. 1981): 11
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6169

Event 43285 (4BB410D4)

Date: 9/26/1980
Location: Blythe, California
Description: 2:26 p.m. A woman watches a Saturn-shaped object approach her home in Blythe, California, from the east and pass overhead for 2–3 minutes and shoot straight up out of sight.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Daylight ‘Saturn’ over California,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6170

Event 43286 (54A3C4A7)

Date: 9/26/1980
Description: In Blythe, Riverside County, California at 2:26 p.m. a luminous Saturn-shaped UFO passed directly over the house of a 20-year-old female witness. The craft flew slowly, stopped briefly in in the west, and finally shot straight up out of sight. The witness was badly frightened, and claimed to have a headache and sore-throat from her encounter; her symptoms were gone the next day.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, November 1980, p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6361

Event 43287 (8AD177C9)

Date: 9/28/1980
Time: 14:50
Location: NEAR POMPANO BEACH, FL
Description: 1 observer. 2 10’ burger-buns circle private plane / 10x. Away very fast. No RADAR.
Type: sighting
Reference: HAINES, Richard Ph.D: PROJECT DELTA; 1994, LDA Press, PO Box 880, Los Altos, CA 94023 USA (Index 161)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14004

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “3”, HatchDesc: “nr POMPANO BEACH,FL:1 OBS:2 10’BURGER-BUNS CCL PVT PLANE/10x:AWAY VFAST:NO RDR”, LatLong: “26.250001 -80.133337”, LatLongDMS: “26:15:00 N 80:08:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Florida”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43288 (EAA2BB29)

Date: 9/28/1980
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Description: Two discs circle Aerostar PA60 (NICAP: 11 - Aviation Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5325

Event 43289 (559C210A)

Date: 9/28/1980
Description: At 2:45 in the afternoon two bright yellow UFOs shaped like hamburger buns spproached to within 200 feet of an airplane flying over Boca Raton, Florida near Pompano Beach. The UFOs circled the plance 8-10 times maintaining a distance of approximately 1500 feet.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard F. Haines, Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, p. 161
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6401

Event 43290 (BA249C61)

Date: 9/30/1980
Location: Australia, near Rosedale (Victoria)
Description: (Translated from French) A farm boy, on night watch with the herd, saw a saucer-shaped UFO flying above the paddock. It had no wings or tail, but was adorned with orange and blue lights. It measured about 5 m in diameter. The object hovered above the water tank before landing in the paddock. The worker went there on a moped and as he got closer he heard a whistling sound while the air became icy, forcing him to stop. He remained about 15 m away from the object, which flew off with a shrill noise, sending him a gust of hot air. In the morning the landing area was clearly marked and the water tank was depleted of about 10,000 gallons (45,000 liters). (Janet and Colin BORD: “Modern Mysteries of the World” - Guild Publishing London 1989, p. 311) (Source: Australian Post: August 5, 1989, Melbourne; Denise Dalgliesh) George Blackwell, 48 at the time, (…) I looked out the window to see what it was and I thought an airplane in distress was going to crash in the paddock. I jumped into my clothes and went out. It was a moonlit night and I clearly saw the craft. That’s when I realized it had no wings. It was topped with a dome and was about 3.5 m high and 8.5 m long and had blue and orange lights. It was barely flying 2 meters above the ground over the paddock and descended even lower to the water tank, hovering there for a while before landing. I wondered what was going on and if it was a new way of stealing cattle. I took the moped and went to see it, right close. As I opened the paddock gate I got a terrible electric shock. I couldn’t move, just stand there and look at the thing. It was bell-shaped with a small dome on top. I didn’t see any door, any rivets, any screws, just lit portholes. (…) For months the cattle refused to enter that paddock.
Reference: Source: Australian Post: August 5, 1989, Melbourne; Denise Dalgliesh
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3080

Event 43291 (449CD91A)

Date: 9/30/1980
Time: 01:00
Location: WEST / ROSEDALE, AUS
Description: Noisy 8M saucer near tank. Going quickly east. 10K Gal / water gone. Electro-magnetic effect (EME). Physical trace(s). / r174p175.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 360)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14005

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “30”, HatchDesc: “W/ROSEDALE,AUS:NOISY 8M SCR NR TANK:>>E:10K GAL/WATER GONE:EME:TRC:/r174p175”, LatLong: “-38.066668 147.083340”, LatLongDMS: “38:04:00 S 147:05:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Victoria”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43292 (287E5D61)

Date: 9/30/1980
Location: Rosedale, Victoria, AU
Description: Horses and cattle reacted to top-shaped object (NICAP: 04 - Animal Reactions)
Reference: NICAP: 800930
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5326

Event 43293 (4F3CF53B)

Date: 9/30/1980
Location: Rosedale, Victoria, AU
Description: Object with whistling noise lands on farm (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 800930
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5327

Event 43294 (D47E2806)

Date: 9/30/1980
Location: Rosedale, Victoria, Australia
Description: Spinning topshaped object with body lights, whistling sound, landed near water tank, vibrations felt, uncomfortable sound, livestock reacted. Physical traces
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_357

Event 43295 (C07E1F57)

Date: 9/30/1980
Location: Rosedale, Victoria, Australia
Description: 1:00 a.m. George Blackwell, a farmer near Rosedale, Victoria, Australia, is awakened by a noise and his disturbed livestock. Getting up, he goes outside and sees a 24-by-15-foot sphere passing by, some 6–9 feet off the ground and 450 feet distant. It stops above a water tank, then settles to the ground. Blackwell rides a motorcycle to the spot and stops 45 feet from the landed object. It is making a loud whistling sound. After 3 minutes, the UFO emits a louder noise, gives off a blast of air, and moves off to the east. A 30-foot doughnut-shaped ring is found where the object rested, and Blackwell experiences health problems the next week. The 10,000-gallon water tank is mysteriously drained of water.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NICAP, “Rosedale, Victoria, Australia: September 30, 1980”; Keith Basterfield and Bill Chalker, “Rosedale, Victoria: A Close Encounter,” UFO Research Australia Newsletter 2, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 17–22; Bill Chalker and Keith Basterfield, “The Rosedale Landing with Physical Traces,” Flying Saucer Review 26, no. 6 (March 1981): 4–5; “Physical Trace in Australia,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (March/April 1981): 14–15; “From Foreign Lands,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1981): 17; Bill Chalker and Keith Basterfield, “Landing with Physical Traces near Rosedale, Victoria, Australia,” APRO Bulletin 29, no. 12 (December 1981): 3–5; Keith Basterfield, Vladimir Godic, and Pony Godic, “Australian Ufology: A Review,” JUFOS 2 (1990): 31
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6171

Event 43296 (9F61F540)

Date: 9/30/1980
Description: UFO researcher William Moore meets for the first time with AFOSI officer Richard Doty (whom Moore refers to as “Sparrow”). Doty is the middleman for an Air Force colonel (later called “Falcon” by Moore) who Moore first contacted on September 5. (The identity of the colonel has not been established, but it may possibly be Doty’s superior officer, Col. John Barry Hennessey.) Doty claims that Stanton T. Friedman and Brad Sparks know him personally and will vouch for him (untrue).
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Brad Sparks and Barry Greenwood, “The Secret Pratt Tapes and the Origins of MJ-12,” in MUFON 2007 International UFO Symposium Proceedings, MUFON, 2007, pp. 92–159
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6172

Event 43297 (33A0DBDB)

Date: 9/30/1980
Description: At one o’clock in the morning in Rosedale, Victoria, Australia 54-year-old caretaker George Blackwell heard a screeching whistle, and then saw a 25 foot wide domed disc or top-shaped UFO withmulticolored body lights and a black tube appendage that landed on the ground at the cattle station called White Acres. He got to within 50 feet of it on his motorcycle before it took off with a wave of heat and an explosive sound, showering down debris, and left a black ring on the ground at the landing site. In addition, 10,000 gallons of water were missing from a nearby water tank. During the close encounter a horse galloped away and cattle bellowed, panicked and ran. Mr. Blackwell suffered from physiological effects including headaches and vomiting, and diarrhea that lasted for a week.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Bill Chalker, APRO Bulletin, December 1981, p. 3; Harry Griesberg, Frontiers of Science, July 1981, p. 17; UNICAT, case # 44; Bill Chalker, Australasian Ufologist, April 1993, p. 25; Richard Hall, Uninvited Guests, p. 309
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6451

Event 43298 (989CE731)

Date: 10/1980
Location: Mexico, Toluca region
Description: (Translated from French) Anton Rinheiro, accompanied by his wife and another person, was driving in a desert region about thirty kilometers from Toluca. Suddenly the engine of the vehicle stopped for no apparent reason. A streak of bluish light flashed through the air about 50 meters from the car. The three occupants saw an object of conical shape resting on the ground on four feet. “Things” of conical shape too, provided with some kind of shiny tentacles, came out of it. They were busy for about twenty minutes in front of the amazed eyes of the witnesses who saw them gather stones and vegetation. After that, these “things” re-entered the device which left as it had come.
Reference: Jean-Marie DOUCHET - Nostra - 28.1.1982
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3082

Event 43299 (C97AD5EF)

Date: 10/1980
Description: Leonard Stringfield, who now has about 20 first-hand informants to various crash/retrievals, begins to encounter resistance and silence from some of them, who are apparently under increased suspicion and surveillance.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, December 1980
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6173

Event 43300 (4BB87B0E)

Date: 10/1980
Location: Perthshire, Scotland
Description: James W. Allen, 14, is photographing Ben Vrackie mountain in Perthshire, Scotland. As he is walking home he hears a weird humming noise, sees a disc-shaped object, and takes a photo of it. Analysis of the photo points to a hoax photo of a helium-filled balloon.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Young Scottish Photographer Sends Photograph,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 10 (October 1981): 1, 6; Steuart Campbell, “Investigation Report on 1980 Photograph at Pitlochry, Scotland,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 6, no. 1 (Feb./March 1985): 1–2
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6174

Event 43301 (A9324883)

Date: 10/1980
Alternate date: 11/1980
Locations: RAF Neatishead; Norwich, England
Description: Ground-based radar at RAF Neatishead, near Norwich, England, tracks an aerial object executing aerial maneuvers that “defied all convention.” A very bright light is seen by the pilot of an RAF F-4 Phantom II aircraft. It vanishes as quickly as it has appeared.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Nick Redfern, A Covert Agenda: UFO Secrecy Exposed, Simon & Schuster, 1997, p. 136
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6175

Event 43302 (904BB891)

Date: 10/1/1980?
Locations: Lucky Point; Monroe City, Indiana
Description: A group of people go to Lucky Point, east of Monroe City, Indiana, to look for UFOs. High in the eastern sky they notice a dark triangle, as large as the full moon and possibly surrounded by a light glow. As it moves overhead, they hear a voice announce, “the time is now.” It changes direction slightly and accelerates to the northwest. The group reports a tingling sensation and a humming noise on their FM scanner radios.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFO Mini- Flap in Southern Indiana,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (Mar./Apr. 1981): 12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6176

Event 43303 (0CB1E346)

Date: 10/5/1980
Time: 03:00
Location: OFF DAGANG, CHN
Description: 3+observer(s). Small cone going quickly [to] overhead. High heat. Vibrant bright. / FSRv27#5p17+/ LDLN#218.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 11)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14006

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “off DAGANG,CHN:3+OBS:SML CONE >>OVHD:HI HEAT:VBRITE:/FSRv27#5p17+/LDLN#218”, LatLong: “33.333335 120.916672”, LatLongDMS: “33:20:00 N 120:55:00 E”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Jiangsu”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43304 (A96D977F)

Date: 10/5/1980
Time: 03:50
Location: TANGSHAN, CH
Description: All lit like day. Cylinder/cigar-shape low and slow overhead. Nose = cone. Flames / rear. Rays all over/all about.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 191)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14007

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “TANGSHAN,CH:ALL LIT LIKE DAY:CGR LO+SLO OVHD:NOSE=CONE:FLAMES/REAR:RAYS ALLO”, LatLong: “39.600002 118.233339”, LatLongDMS: “39:36:00 N 118:14:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HEB”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43305 (E34BCC1A)

Date: 10/5/1980
Location: Ta Kang (near), China
Description: On this night near Ta Kang, several sailors off the coast in a ship on the Yellow Sea, including a witness named Hung, saw a reddish cone-shaped object with an intense bluish-green electric-arc glow fly overhead. It was close enough that they were able to feel heat from the object. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5328

Event 43306 (CE501146)

Date: 10/5/1980
Locations: Dagang Oilfield, Tianjin, China; Bohai Bay
Description: 3:00 a.m. Five off-duty metalworkers at the Dagang Oilfield, Tianjin, China, see a cone-shaped, red, glowing object that lights the area below. Workers feel a scorching heat as it flies by and disappears over Bohai Bay.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Paul Dong and Wendelle Stevens, UFOs over Modern China, UFO Photo Archives, 1983, p. 190
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6177

Event 43307 (8937061D)

Date: 10/5/1980
Description: On this night near Ta Kang, China several sailors off the coast in a ship on the Yellow Sea, including a witness named Hung, saw a reddish cone-shaped object with an intense bluish-green electric-arc glow fly overhead. It was close enough that they were able to feel heat from the object.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: FSR, March 1983, p. 24
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_6585

Event 43308 (DB639D61)

Date: 10/6/1980
Locations: Ipswich, Massachusetts; Millstone Hill, Westford; South Hamilton
Description: 5:50 p.m. A retired man is resting on his sundeck in Ipswich, Massachusetts, when he sees a silver object tumbling end-over-end. He grabs binoculars and watches as it passes overhead and continues, appearing to descend as it disappears behind trees toward the Sagamore Hill Solar Radar Observatory [now relocated to Millstone Hill, Westford] in South Hamilton.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Tumbling Daylight UFO,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 11
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6178

Event 43309 (E6AAB099)

Date: 10/7/1980
Locations: Yelm; Tenino; Offutt Lake, Washington
Description: 11:30 p.m. Witnesses near Yelm, Tenino, and Offutt Lake, Washington, report a large object shaped like a triangle or diamond with red and green lights.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Thurston County Logs Some Mysterious Night Sights,” Olympia (Wash.) Daily Olympian, October 9, 1980, p. 1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6179

Event 43310 (6D6CAF02)

Date: 10/8/1980
Time: 06:00:00.3
Location: 46.7570 48.2750
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Name: “PNE:Vega-1” Yield: 8.5KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1587

Extra Data: LatLong: “46.7570 48.2750”, LatLongDMS: “46:45:25 N 48:16:30 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “1.05”, NukeMb: “5.20”, NukeName: “PNE:Vega-1”, NukeSource: “SULTANOV”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “8.5”

Event 43311 (C36E1AE5)

Date: 10/10/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: BUBI = BUBYE, ZIMBABWE
Description: 1 observer. Night light seen from hotel window. “Frosted light bulb” going quickly [to] away.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 159)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14008

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BUBI=BUBYE,ZIMBABWE:1 OBS:NLT SEEN FROM HOTEL WINDOW:“FROSTED LITE BULB”>>AWAY”, LatLong: “-21.916668 30.477779”, LatLongDMS: “21:55:00 S 30:28:40 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RHD”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43312 (D7439D4A)

Date: 10/10/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: FT RIXON, ZIMBABWE
Description: Girl / 13. Night light hovers then moves off going quickly northwest. Same seen in Bubye?
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 159)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14009

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Zimbabwe & Zambia”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “Ft RIXON,ZIMBABWE:GIRL/13:NLT HVRS THEN MOVES OFF >>NW:same seen in Bubye?”, LatLong: “-20.005557 29.255557”, LatLongDMS: “20:00:20 S 29:15:20 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RHD”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43313 (6F1C15C5)

Date: 10/10/1980
Time: 18:20
Location: NEAR ODENSE, DK
Description: 2 / car. Car stalls. Large shiny ovoid over barn. Shoots colored beams ahead.
Type: sighting
Reference: SUFOI UFO NEWS. Annual. Articles translated from UFO - Nyt. Skandavinsk UFO Information; Postbox 6, DK-2820 Gentoffte, DENMARK. (Index 16)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14010

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “nr ODENSE,DK:2/CAR:CAR STALLS:LRG SHINY OVOID OVR BARN:SHOOTS CLRD BEAMS AHEAD”, LatLong: “55.416669 10.433334”, LatLongDMS: “55:25:00 N 10:26:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Danemark”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43314 (4C1D3EC9)

Date: 10/11/1980
Time: 07:09:57.5
Location: 73.3360 54.9400
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 40KT YieldMax: 400KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1588

Extra Data: LatLong: “73.3360 54.9400”, LatLongDMS: “73:20:10 N 54:56:24 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.80”, NukeSource: “RICHARDS”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “40”, NukeYMax: “400”

Event 43315 (4F9E7462)

Date: 10/12/1980
Time: 03:30
Location: WEST FREUGH RAF, SCOTLAND
Description: 3 military cops. Orange ovoid over base. Going quickly south out to sea.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny: FS & HOW TO SEE THEM: Sterling Publ. Co. NY 1992 (Index 100)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14011

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “12”, HatchDesc: “WEST FREUGH RAF,SCOTL:3 MIL COPS:ORANGE OVOID OVR BASE:>>S OUT TO SEA:”, LatLong: “54.850003 -4.950000”, LatLongDMS: “54:51:00 N 04:57:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43316 (F1587A3B)

Date: 10/12/1980
Time: 03:34:16.6
Location: 49.9670 79.0260
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 40KT YieldMax: 300KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1589

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9670 79.0260”, LatLongDMS: “49:58:01 N 79:01:34 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.90”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “40”, NukeYMax: “300”

Event 43317 (B8D18983)

Date: 10/14/1980
Time: 22:10
Location: WUHAN, HUBEI, CH
Description: Several observer(s). White conic saucer turns counterclockwise. Grows clouds and lost inside them!
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 191)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14012

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “WUHAN,HUBEI,CH:SVRL OBS:WHT CONIC SCR TURNS CCW:GROWS CLOUDS+LOST INSIDE THEM!”, LatLong: “30.583335 114.333339”, LatLongDMS: “30:35:00 N 114:20:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUB”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43318 (8215888A)

Date: 10/15/1980
Location: Knox County, Indiana
Description: 11:30 p.m. A Knox County, Indiana, deputy sheriff stops by the side of a road to stretch his legs. Out of the east comes a black triangular form, as big as a house and 10 times the angular size of the full moon. He estimates it is 250 feet away and 200 feet up at its closest. Five figures are visible from the waist up through a long window on one side of the triangle. Large slanted unblinking eyes, white skin, and a straight-line mouth are visible on their elongated heads. He thinks they look afraid, so he tries to telepathically assure them not to be afraid. They respond by asking him, “Why do you hate the Iranians?” The object draws closer the speeds away to the northeast. During the sighting, his police radio displays intermittent interference and his patrol car’s engine and headlights pulsate. The deputy feels light-headed and sluggish, and his eyes water.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFO Mini-Flap in Southern Indiana,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (Mar./Apr. 1981): 11–12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6180

Event 43319 (EEE0DC20)

Date: 10/15/1980
End date: 10/20/1980
Location: Paris, France
Description: According to analyst Gary Sick, meetings are allegedly held in Paris, France, between emissaries of the Reagan/Bush campaign, with future CIA Director William J. Casey as a key participant, and “high-level Iranian and Israeli representatives” to make a secret deal with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages until after the election. In return for this, the United States purportedly arranges for Israel to ship weapons to Iran. Sick is never able to prove his claims, but the evidence suggests that the Reagan administration ships arms to Iran, both through Israel and directly, from 1981 to 1987 as payment for Iranian cooperation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “October Surprise conspiracy theory”; Gary Sick, October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan, Times Books, 1991
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6181

Event 43320 (6F9B6949)

Date: 10/16/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Air traffic controllers at Tien Tsin Airport (China) confuse the radar echo of a UFO with that of Flight 402 from Beijing for a few minutes. (October 16, 9:53 PM)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2885

Event 43321 (969B0B47)

Date: 10/16/1980
Time: ~21:00
Location: TIANJIN AIRPORT, CHINA
Description: Unidentified RADAR blip dances in / out flight-lanes. / r11p295.
Type: sighting
Reference: SPENCER, John: The UFO ENCYCLOPEDIA; BUFORA/Acon Books, NY. 1991. 340pp. (Index 295)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14013

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), MID: Likely mis-identification, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDR: Radar traces/blips, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “18”, HatchDesc: “TIANJIN AIRPORT,CHINA:UID RDR BLIP DANCES IN/OUT FLITE-LANES:/r11p295.”, LatLong: “39.116669 117.250006”, LatLongDMS: “39:07:00 N 117:15:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TNJ”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43322 (00BBE5DB)

Date: 10/16/1980
Time: 23:30
Location: LABATUT, FR
Description: Dog scared. Blazing 20M burger-saucer over road by farm. Tall mast / side.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 212)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14014

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “LABATUT,FR:DOG SCARED:BLAZING 20M BURGER-SCR OVR ROAD BY FARM:TALL MAST/SIDE”, LatLong: “43.266669 1.516667”, LatLongDMS: “43:16:00 N 01:31:00 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ariège”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43323 (033CF514)

Date: 10/16/1980
Time: 04:30:29.7
Location: 40.7190 89.6510
Description: Nuclear test: Air, presumed. Country: China Yield: 1000KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1818

Extra Data: LatLong: “40.7190 89.6510”, LatLongDMS: “40:43:08 N 89:39:04 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “China”, NukeMb: “4.44”, NukeSource: “GUPTA-JED”, NukeType: “NAPC”, NukeY: “1000”

Event 43324 (A417FB47)

Date: 10/16/1980
Location: Tianjin Binhai International Airport, China
Description: Evening. Operators at Tianjin Binhai International Airport, China, are observing the movements of Flight 402 on radar when an unexplained echo shows up. When the airliner is about 6,500 feet from the runway, the plane’s blip disappears for 7 seconds. The mystery target gives a strong, distinct return, and it seems to cause strong radio interference as the airliner touches down. Other anomalous targets show up later that night, but none are seen visually.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Above, pp. 215–216; Paul Dong, “Extracts from Paul Dong’s Feidie Bai Wen Bai Da (Questions and Answers on UFOs),” Flying Saucer Review 29, no. 6 (August 1984): 18
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6182

Event 43325 (1797ABFF)

Date: 10/17/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: NORTH / AGADIR, MAROC
Description: 3 observer(s). Silent white disk going [to] overhead 500M altitude. 3 portholes / bottom/underside. Fast turn and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 216)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14015

Attributes: CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Morocco”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “N/AGADIR,MAROC:3 OBS:SLNT WHT DISK > OVHD 500M alt:3 PORTS/BTM:FAST TURN+away”, LatLong: “30.433335 -9.616667”, LatLongDMS: “30:26:00 N 09:37:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Agadir”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43326 (891C34B4)

Date: 10/18/1980
Time: 05:30
Location: NEAR LERIDA, SPN
Description: Several observer(s). Several UFO’s respond / cops light signals. Type unknown. / MJ#154.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14016

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “90”, HatchDesc: “nr LERIDA,SPN:SVRL OBS:SVRL UFOS RESPOND/COPS LITE SIGNALS:TYPE UNK:/MJ#154”, LatLong: “41.583335 0.550000”, LatLongDMS: “41:35:00 N 00:33:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “LRD”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43327 (75346AC7)

Date: 10/19/1980
Location: Albion, Michigan
Description: 7:50 p.m. Donald Shive, his wife Star, and two children are driving west near Albion, Michigan, when they see an object with two white lights on the sides and a red and blue light on the front and back. It is moving at about 25 mph at an altitude of 200–500 feet when it moves over the car at an intersection. The car stalls and the lights go out briefly.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFO Stalls Van in Michigan?” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6183

Event 43328 (5F05A116)

Date: 10/20/1980
Location:
Description: Orionid meteor shower (mean date).
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_358

Event 43329 (EBD2724A)

Date: 10/21/1980
Location: San Diego, California
Description: 8:35 a.m. Betty Long and a friend see a formation of three egg-shaped objects in the northern sky over San Diego, California. The bright sun makes them seem uniformly white and featureless. After moving to the right for three minutes, they turn 90° to the left and move away from the witnesses. The formation retains its triangular shape throughout the sighting.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Daylight ‘Eggs’ over California,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 8 (December 1980): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6184

Event 43330 (C42E9C81)

Date: 10/22/1980
Location: ARCTIC OCEAN NORTH / RUSSIA
Description: Soviet bomber. 900’ saucer hovers. Cone / green light shines going down. / r150.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 204)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14017

Attributes: SEA: Observer(s) at sea, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “Arctic above 70 degrees North”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “ARCTIC OCEAN N/RUSS:SOV BOMBER:900’SCR HVRs:CONE/GRN LITE SHINES↓:/r150”, LatLong: “80.000004 60.000003”, LatLongDMS: “80:00:00 N 60:00:00 E”, Locale: “High Seas”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Unknown”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43331 (A1202B17)

Date: 10/23/1980
Location: USA, Clifton (Arizona)
Description: (Translated from French) An object as big as a football field, perceived as a triangle-shaped cord of light, stopped, moved, stopped again above a sports field where the young people were rehearsing in the evening. 110 members of the orchestra and 30 to 40 parents were witnesses. The thing disappeared when the rehearsal ended. Shortly before that, five workers from a copper foundry 1.6 km west of the school had seen it: with twelve red lights and a large headlight at the front. The object hovered at one point above a 180 m high exhaust chimney and seemed to direct its headlight inside. It moved away, shot south, stopped abruptly, turned around and came back hovering above the foundry and above a large open-pit mine.
Reference: Bob PRATT - USA
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3081

Event 43332 (1A28FFB1)

Date: 10/23/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: MORENCI, AZ
Description: Delta/triangle/box-like craft over smelter. Bright beams going down / smokestacks. Going south slow and back. Going quickly north. / MJ#270.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 355)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14018

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “1445”, HatchDesc: “MORENCI,AZ:DLT ovr SMELTER:BRITE BEAMS ↓/SMOKESTACKS:> S SLO+BACK:>>N:/MJ#270”, LatLong: “33.083335 -109.305561”, LatLongDMS: “33:05:00 N 109:18:20 W”, Locale: “Desert”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, RelAlt: “100”, State/Prov: “Arizona”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43333 (5FE6BFF0)

Date: 10/23/1980
Location: Morenci, AZ
Description: Boomerang-shaped object with body lights shone brilliant light beam down smoke stacks, accelerated, made noninertial turn. Satellite objects (section I). (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5329

Event 43334 (AA1D2385)

Date: 10/23/1980
Location: Morenci, AZ
Description: Boomerang-shaped object with body lights shone brilliant light beam down smoke stacks, accelerated, made noninertial turn. Satellite objects
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_359

Event 43335 (B0C580CD)

Date: 10/23/1980
Time: 03:57:11.0
Location: 49.7517 78.1317
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1590

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.7517 78.1317”, LatLongDMS: “49:45:06 N 78:07:54 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “KRR”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43336 (51D0BF02)

Date: 10/23/1980
Locations: Morenci, Arizona; Phelps-Dodge Corporation’s copper smelting site; Greenlee County
Description: 8:55 p.m. Randall Rogers and Larry Mortensen, employed at the Phelps-Dodge Corporation’s copper smelting site at Morenci, Arizona, go outside to pick up three other employees for an evening meal break. They notice a boomerang-shaped object approaching the north smokestack at 1,500–2,000 feet altitude and a very slow speed. It stops and hovers briefly, then comes down to 700–1,000 feet, just above the stack. A brilliant light erupts from the forward angle and shines directly down into the interior of the stack. 10 seconds later it goes out and the object moves south to hover above the south stack and shine the bright light inside. It then moves off at 5–10 mph to the south, then suddenly takes off at great speed to the southwest. A very short time later, it returns and hovers above the slag dump. The object is seen as dull black and perhaps 1,320 feet from wingtip to wingtip. Eight reddish lights are on each wing about 75 feet apart and connected by a white tube of light. Greenlee County Sheriff Ralph Gomez also observes the object, as do about 100 members of the Morenci High School band.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:UFO over Copper Smelter,” APRO Bulletin 29, no. 7 (1981): 1–3
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6185

Event 43337 (7DAABD1A)

Date: 10/23/1980
Description: A high school band was holding practice in the evening at a playing field between Clifton and Morenci, Arizona. They sighted a string of lights shaped in a triangular pattern hovering above them. It would move and stop, then move and stop again. At 8:55 p.m. in Morenci, Arizona a crew of maintenance workers at a copper smelting plant saw a UFO with 12 red lights and a big searchlight on the front.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Philip Imbrogno, Contact of the 5th Kind, pp. 21-22
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7055

Event 43338 (68DF7903)

Date: 10/24/1980
Location: Manzano Test Range
Description: Investigator Paul Bennewitz contacts Major Ernest Edwards of the Kirtland AFB Security Police who, over the period of the next few months, became concerned and requested the guards on the Manzano Weapons Storage Area to report to him any sightings of unusual aerial lights.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_718

Event 43339 (26B80F0E)

Date: 10/24/1980
Time: 19:15:00.1
Location: 37.0746 -115.9993
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: Britain Name: “Dutchess” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1779

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.0746 -115.9993”, LatLongDMS: “37:04:29 N 115:59:57 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “Britain”, NukeDepth: “0.43”, NukeMb: “4.70”, NukeName: “Dutchess”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCUG”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43340 (0FCF702D)

Date: 10/25/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: CHONGQING, SICHUAN, CH
Description: Silent saucer glows blue / edges. Going quickly west / 0.22° / arc / second(s). No spin seen.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 192)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14019

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CHONGQING,SICHUAN,CH:SLNT SCR GLOWS BLU/EDGES:>>W/0.22°/arc/sec:NO SPIN SEEN”, LatLong: “29.516668 106.450005”, LatLongDMS: “29:31:00 N 106:27:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SCH”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43341 (08B3E1C5)

Date: 10/26/1980
Location: Greene County, IN
Description: A lopsided triangle shaped UFO was observed by a husband and wife on their farm in a close encounter. The object can be described two full moons spaced about 12 feet apart with a flashing red light in back like a lopsided triangle. Their animals were effected while the UFO was over the barn. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 04 - Animal Reactions)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5330

Event 43342 (666FDA30)

Date: 10/26/1980
Locations: Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque; Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility; Coyote Canyon Test Area; Archuleta Peak northwest of Dulce, New Mexico
Description: Paul Bennewitz over a number of months has become convinced that he has uncovered evidence of aliens controlling humans through electromagnetic devices, and furthermore claims that UFOs are regularly flying near Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque and the nearby Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility and Coyote Canyon Test Area. He is also convinced there is an alien base beneath Archuleta Peak northwest of Dulce, New Mexico. After failing to convince APRO (who considers him deluded), Bennewitz contacts AFOSI special agent Sgt. Richard Doty at Kirtland Air Force Base, who meets with him at his home today along with Jerry Miller, Kirtland’s scientific advisor for the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 359; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 34–35, 135–137; Robert L. Hastings, “UFOs Filmed Hovering over U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Storage Area,” UFOs & Nukes, May 13, 2012; Alejandro T. Rojas, [Bennewitz/Kirtland AFB documents]; Alejandro T. Rojas, “Ex–Air Force Law Enforcement Agent Claims He Hoaxed Major UFO Mythologies,” June 29, 2019; Dolan II 225–229
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6186

Event 43343 (19949631)

Date: 10/26/1980
Locations: Bloomfield, Indiana; farm 2 miles southeast of Bloomfield, Indiana
Description: 7:00 p.m. An oddly shaped UFO is observed by a husband and wife on their farm 2 miles southeast of Bloomfield, Indiana. The object looks like two full moons spaced about 12 feet apart with a flashing red light in back like a lopsided triangle. Each white light is about 3 feet in diameter, and the white is intense but nothing around lights up. The object is at treetop level and passes to the right of a security light. There is no reflection of metal anywhere. The woman gets the impression that the lights are connected to something huge, saying: “The object passed about 20 feet above the barn making no sound and lights making no light. When it was over the barn roof, the sows with baby pigs in the barn jumped up and began wild grunting and knocking about in their pens. They settled down immediately after the object cleared the roof. The object is now coming very slowly towards the front of our house and yard. My husband had gone back into the house to watch from the front windows, my children are crying, and I am on the back porch having the time of my life.” The UFO disappears behind the roof line of the house.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Tractor-Chasing Saucer,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 5 (July/Aug. 1981): 14–15; “October UFO in Indiana Reported,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 8 (August 1981): 6; “Greene County, Indiana, 1980 CE II,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 6, no. 2 (April/May 1985): 1, 6, 8; John P. Timmerman, “Greene County Close Encounter,” IUR 28, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 10–12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6187

Event 43344 (00028473)

Date: 10/26/1980
Description: A “huge” lopsided triangular object was seen by a farmer and his wife in a close encounter on their farm in Green County, Indiana. Moreover, their farm animals were affected while the UFO was over their barn. The UFO passed only twenty feet over the barn and disturbed their pigs. The object looked “like facets of a diamond.” It moved smoothly from a hovering position, and had two steady white lights with a flashing light in the back. When it moved further away it looked like a bright orange light in the southwestern sky.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UNICAT, case # 41, citing Frontiers of Science, July 1981, p. 14; Joan Woodward, NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases, www.nicap.org, p. 7
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7160

Event 43345 (E1A088AC)

Date: 10/27/1980
Location: Apace County, ARIZONA
Description: A mutilated bull was found, with the carcass burned on several areas as though “partially cooked in an oven”. An unaccounted-for beam of light had swept over this valley near Springerville on the 24th or 25th. On the 29th1 Wednesday, a helicopter flew directly over the mutilation site.
Type: mystery helicopter/mutilation related
Reference: Ref. 2 The Choppers - and the Choppers, Mystery Helicopters and Animal Mutilations, Thomas R. Adams, 1991
Source: MysteryHelicoptersAdams, ID: MysteryHelicoptersAdams_194

Event 43346 (1D2428F8)

Date: 10/28/1980
Time: 18:00
Location: VERTUS AND CHATEAU-THIERRY, FR
Description: Numerous separate observer(s). Sphere with red and blue lights jumps and spirals. Going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14020

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “10”, HatchDesc: “VERTUS+CHATEAU-THIERRY,FR:NMRS SEP.OBS:SPHERE W/RED+BLU LITES JUMPS+SPIRALS:↑”, LatLong: “48.900002 4.000000”, LatLongDMS: “48:54:00 N 04:00:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Marne”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43347 (3B9B1E12)

Date: 10/28/1980
Description: Two women, Stolfe and Klein, driving in the suburbs of Middletown, New York on this evening had a close encounter with a triangular object that hovered silently at tree top level. It was seen again 15 minutes later, making a slight humming sound. It shone four light beams down on them in their car.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 6
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7250

Event 43348 (61B391C6)

Date: 10/29/1980
Description: On this evening in Middletown, Orange County, New York a triangle-shaped object hovered silently at tree top level. It was seen again 15 minutes later, when it shined four light beams down on witnesses in a car.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: UFO Newsclipping Service, January 1981, p. 1
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7284

Event 43349 (5AE92D79)

Date: 10/30/1980
Time: 20:40
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: “Old-type parabolic brass hot-water bottle” shape southeast going quickly northeast fast. Silent.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14021

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:“OLD-TYPE PARABOLIC BRASS HOT-WATER BOTTLE” SHAPE SE>>NE FAST:SLNT”, LatLong: “39.933335 116.366672”, LatLongDMS: “39:56:00 N 116:22:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43350 (E81034AA)

Date: 10/31/1980
Time: 02:00
Location: MONTCEAU-LES-MINES, FR
Description: Several observer(s). 2 luminous/glowing balls hover / 4 hours. Unpowered radio plays etc.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14022

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “240”, HatchDesc: “MONTCEAU-les-MINES,FR:SVRL OBS:2 LUMn BALLS HVR/4hrs:UNPOWERED RADIO PLAYS etc”, LatLong: “46.683336 4.400000”, LatLongDMS: “46:41:00 N 04:24:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Saône-et-Loire”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43351 (D5E6182E)

Date: 10/31/1980
Time: 18:00:00.1
Location: 37.2113 -116.2054
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Miners Iron” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_868

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.2113 -116.2054”, LatLongDMS: “37:12:41 N 116:12:19 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.39”, NukeMb: “4.70”, NukeName: “Miners Iron”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43352 (6492BCD1)

Date: 10/31/1980
Locations: Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Ocean
Description: Day. The airport control tower at Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, detects a UFO on its radar. An F-5 squadron has just landed, with the exception of one plane, whose pilot requests authorization to pursue. He sees a bright gold object right in front of him and accelerates to approach, but the object immediately speeds up. The control tower loses the object on its radar. The pilot continues to pursue for 2 minutes before the UFO speeds off over the ocean.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 206–207; Brazil 555–556
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6188

Event 43353 (3FEBD074)

Date: 11/1980
Location: COAST EAST / RIO DJ, BRZ
Description: 2 / car. Saucers rise / sea. 1 stops / front / car. 2 HR abduction and missing time. References.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 73)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14023

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, SEA: Observer(s) at sea, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, SUB: Submersible: Rises from or submerges into water, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, MON: Monster: Life form fits no category, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, CVS: Conversation/communication, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “130”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “COAST E/RIO DJ,BRZ:2/CAR:SCRS RISE/SEA:1 STOPS/FRONT/CAR:2 HR ABD+MST:REFS”, LatLong: “-22.900001 -42.250002”, LatLongDMS: “22:54:00 S 42:15:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “RDJ”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43354 (5B00D3DE)

Date: 11/1/1980
Time: 17:30
Location: HOVSTA, SWEDEN
Description: 2 / car. Ovoid going down [to] 12M away. 2 figure(s) move to and fro / window. Car malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects) and shakes.
Type: sighting
Reference: AFU NEWSLETTER (English). Anders Liljegren (ed). Archives for UFO Research; PO Box 11027; S-600 11 Norrkoping, SWEDEN (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14024

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FIG: Undefined or poorly seen figure/entity, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “HOVSTA,SWEDEN:2/CAR:OVOID↓ 12M AWAY:2 FIGs MOVE TO+FRO/WINDOW:CAR EMEs+SHAKES”, LatLong: “59.294447 15.250001”, LatLongDMS: “59:17:40 N 15:15:00 E”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43355 (FB1612FF)

Date: 11/1/1980
Time: 18:20
Location: CHRISTIAN ISLAND, ONT
Description: 3 observer(s). Silent orange fireball hovers and lights overcast / 30 second(s). Drops going quickly [to] trees.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 310)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14025

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “Canada”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “203”, HatchDesc: “CHRISTIAN ISL,ONT:3 OBS:SLNT ORG FBL HVRS+LITES OVERCAST/30sec:DROPS>>TREES”, LatLong: “44.827780 -80.194448”, LatLongDMS: “44:49:40 N 80:11:40 W”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Ontario”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43356 (3F4A3034)

Date: 11/1/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: LUCKY POINT, IN
Description: Cop. 30m black delta/triangle/box-like craft 60m away. 5 small humanoids (or Greys) in rectangular windows. Telepathy / “Iranians”.
Type: sighting
Reference: RIDGE, Francis: REGIONAL ENCOUNTERS in the FC Files. 170pp. UFO FILTER CENTER, Mt. Vernon, IN 1994 (Index 70)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14026

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, CNT: Contactee related, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “150”, HatchDesc: “LUCKY POINT,IN:COP:30m BLK DLT 60m away:5 OIDS in RECT.WINDOWS:TLP/“IRANIANS””, LatLong: “38.700002 -87.250004”, LatLongDMS: “38:42:00 N 87:15:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Indiana”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43357 (1F0670EA)

Date: 11/1/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: 2 observer(s). Misty rectangle / northwest sky. Glows. Apparent size = brick / arms length.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14027

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:2 OBS:MISTY RECTANGLE/NW SKY:GLOWS:APPARENT SIZE=BRICK/ARMS LENGTH”, LatLong: “39.900002 116.400006”, LatLongDMS: “39:54:00 N 116:24:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43358 (79902F99)

Date: 11/1/1980
Location: Monroe City, IN
Description: Sheriff deputy involved in CE-III. Organization never provided any documentation or report. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5332

Event 43359 (82372F41)

Date: 11/1/1980
Time: 13:00:00.4
Location: 60.8000 97.5500
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Name: “PNE:Batholith-1” Yield: 8KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1591

Extra Data: LatLong: “60.8000 97.5500”, LatLongDMS: “60:48:00 N 97:33:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.72”, NukeMb: “5.20”, NukeName: “PNE:Batholith-1”, NukeSource: “SULTANOV”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “8”

Event 43360 (9B316C6B)

Date: 11/1/1980
Description: At 5:30 p.m. two witnesses driving in a car in Hovsta, Sweden encountered an ovoid object that descends only 12 meters away from them. The car engine dies and the vehicle shakes. Two figures were seen moving inside a window in the craft.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden Newsletter, issue 22
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7392

Event 43361 (9EA83793)

Date: 11/1/1980
Description: A deputy sheriff on routine patrol in Lucky Point, Indiana had stopped to rest at 9:00 p.m., and was standing next to his police patrol car when he noticed a large, black, triangular-shaped craft hovering at an angle about 200 feet away. The craft had large rectangular windows on its side, and five humanoids could be seen standing inside from the waist up. The beings were “Greys”, having gray-colored skin with large heads, slim necks and slim bodies. No other features could be seen. As the police officer stood watching in amazement he received a telepathic message. The message asked him, “Why do you hate the Iranians?” He thought to himself that he did not hate anybody. At that moment one of the figures turned and faced the others, and as this happened the object suddenly shot straight up and disappeared at high speed.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Francis L Ridge, Regional Encounters, p. 78; Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 1846
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7393

Event 43362 (DF4808A0)

Date: 11/2/1980
Locations: US Highway 50; Montrose, Colorado
Description: 12:42 p.m. A couple driving westbound on US Highway 50 some 20 miles east of Montrose, Colorado, notice a silver, oblong object in the distance. As the highway starts to curve, it is seen against a background of mesa. They stop the car for a better look for another 10 seconds. It banks like an aircraft to the right and its shape changes to an oval. It disappears by shooting up over the top of the mesa toward the northeast.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Daylight Disc in Colorado,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (March/April 1981): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6189

Event 43363 (A80BF3F1)

Date: 11/2/1980
Locations: Solano Avenue; Vallejo, California
Description: 3:00 p.m. Mike Clampett and his wife are stepping out of a Toyota showroom on Solano Avenue in Vallejo, California. They see a group of people looking at the sky where a Piper Cub seems to be on a collision course with a cigar-shaped object. The plane is moving north to south while the UFO flies silently from high in the east to the west. The object is rotating or spiraling about once every second. It takes nearly 10 minutes for the object to reach nearly overhead, dropping in altitude all the while. It remains stationary in the zenith about 5 minutes then moves to the south at a higher altitude.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “A Spiralling Daylight Cigar,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 11–12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6190

Event 43364 (FFA7001F)

Date: 11/3/1980
Time: 18:50
Location: OZONA, TX
Description: Private pilot. Glowing-object going northeast from Sonora, TX. Splits. Plane malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). UFO going southwest going [to] Mexico.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 271)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14028

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “10”, Elev: “719”, HatchDesc: “OZONA,TX:PVT PILOT:GLO-OBJ > NE FROM SONORA,TX:SPLITS:PLANE EMES:UFO>SW>MEXICO”, LatLong: “30.711113 -101.200005”, LatLongDMS: “30:42:40 N 101:12:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43365 (1FFD5A83)

Date: 11/3/1980
Time: ~21:00
Location: SOUTHEAST / STERLING CITY, TX
Description: 2 observer(s) UFO / middle / US87! Jumps up to avoid collision / car.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 271)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14029

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “360”, HatchDesc: “SE/STERLING CITY,TX:2 OBS UFO/MIDDLE/US87!:JUMPS UP TO AVOID COLLISION/CAR”, LatLong: “31.800002 -100.000005”, LatLongDMS: “31:48:00 N 100:00:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43366 (60957FA7)

Date: 11/3/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: NEAR OREBRO, SWEDEN
Description: TV malfunctions due to EME (electro-magnetic effects). Cylinder/cigar-shape hovers / 100M altitude. Row / yellow windows. TV OK when UFO goes.
Type: sighting
Reference: AFU NEWSLETTER (English). Anders Liljegren (ed). Archives for UFO Research; PO Box 11027; S-600 11 Norrkoping, SWEDEN (Index 22)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14030

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Scandanavian and Finland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “nr OREBRO,SWEDEN:TV EMEs:CGR HVRS/100M alt:ROW/YLW WINDOWS:TV OK WHEN UFO GOES”, LatLong: “59.233336 15.233334”, LatLongDMS: “59:14:00 N 15:14:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Sweden”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43367 (2A38A8AC)

Date: 11/3/1980
Description: A cigar-shaped UFO hovered at 100 meters altitude, causing TV interference in Orebro, Sweden at 10:00 p.m. It had a row of yellow windows. The TV was alright after the UFO left.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 12920; Andre Liljegren, AFU Sweden, issue 22
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7440

Event 43368 (63F88573)

Date: 11/3/1980
Description: A private pilot flying near Ozona, Texas at 6:50 p.m. saw a bright, elongated glowing object that flew at great speed. The EM effects experienced included the plane’s engine stopping temporarily, and the cabin lights dimming.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Walter Andrus, MUFON UFO Journal, November 1990, p. 22; Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 51
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7441

Event 43369 (3948489A)

Date: 11/3/1980
Description: At 9:00 p.m. two people driving in a vehicle southeast of Sterling City, Texas witnessed a shape changing UFO in the middle of US Highway 87. The UFO jumped up to avoid a collision with their car.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, November 1990
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7442

Event 43370 (98C6B48B)

Date: 11/4/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Ronald Reagan succeeds Jimmy Carter. (November 4)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2886

Event 43371 (B534BA08)

Date: 11/5/1980
Time: ~04:00
Location: JINGHAI CO, TIANJIN, CH
Description: 2 observer(s). Saucer glows green. Odd trajectory. Going quickly east. Going west. Going quickly east and gone. Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v27#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14031

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “JINGHAI co,TIANJIN,CH:2 OBS:SCR GLOWS GRN:ODD TRAJ:>>E:> W:>>E+GONE:FSR v27#5”, LatLong: “39.366669 117.250006”, LatLongDMS: “39:22:00 N 117:15:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “TNJ”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43372 (72B22DEE)

Date: 11/5/1980
Time: 17:30
Location: WUHAN, HUBEI, CH
Description: 2 kids. Ovoid goes up and down. Left and Rt. generally going northeast. Faint red trails.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 194)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14032

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “WUHAN,HUBEI,CH:2 KIDS:OVOID GOES UP+DN:LEFT+RT GENERALLY>NE:FAINT RED TRAILS”, LatLong: “30.583335 114.316672”, LatLongDMS: “30:35:00 N 114:19:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43373 (EBE4C4C0)

Date: 11/5/1980
Time: 21:30
Location: LAKE BERRYESSA, CA
Description: 45’ Saturn-torpedo paces small plane. Turns / fireball. Shoots going up / International UFO Reporter (CUFOS Group, USA) V7#1.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 168)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14033

Attributes: AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “136”, HatchDesc: “LAKE BERRYESSA,CA:45’SATURN-TORPEDO PACES SML PLANE:TURNS/FBL:SHOOTS↑/IUR V7#1”, LatLong: “38.550002 -122.250006”, LatLongDMS: “38:33:00 N 122:15:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “8”

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ame=“31E69CD3”> Event 43374 (31E69CD3)
Date: 11/5/1980
Location: Lake Berryessa, California
Description: 8:45 p.m. A private pilot named Dennis is flying a Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP at 8,000 feet near Lake Berryessa, California. He spots an orange, bullet-shaped light that is keeping even with him at 212 mph. The light brightens and begins to pulse with an increasing frequency, then shoots forward and makes a perfect right-angle turn upward. Five minutes later, it reappears behind him and performs a similar maneuver. The sighting is corroborated by a commercial airliner.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “A Twin ‘Déjà vu’ Sighting?” IUR 7, no. 1 (January 1982): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6191

Event 43375 (8248995F)

Date: 11/6/1980
Description: Peter Gersten files a reply to the NSA’s September request for summary judgment.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “CAUS Update,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1980): 16
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6192

Event 43376 (C19841D7)

Date: 11/6/1980
Location: Monterey Bay, California
Description: 7:55 a.m. Nancy Parker is a passenger on a Western Airlines flight passing over Monterey Bay, California. She takes three photos of the scenery below, but when she develops the film, a bright, disc-shaped object appears on the second photo. Probable reflection or lens flare.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Reflection or Object? Photo from Airliner Being Studied,” CUFOS Associates Newsletter 2, no. 3 (March 1981): 1
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6193

Event 43377 (079204D4)

Date: 11/10/1980
Location: Manzano Test Range
Description: Investigator Paul Bennewitz presented his evidence of sightings near the Kirtland Air Force Base and the Manzano range to high ranking Air Force personnel including Brigadier General William Brooksher. In the report of this meeting, it is noted that Bennewitz was advised to apply for an Air Force grant to study the phenomena.
Type: private presentation
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_720

Event 43378 (06BB0AAF)

Date: 11/10/1980
Time: 21:10
Location: WUCHANG AND WUHAN, HUBEI, CH
Description: Circle / lights rotates. Saucer body faintly visible. Silent. Flashes.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 196)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14034

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “WUCHANG+WUHAN,HUBEI,CH:CCL/LITES ROTATES:SCR BODY FAINTLY VSBL:SLNT:FLASHES”, LatLong: “30.400001 114.366672”, LatLongDMS: “30:24:00 N 114:22:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43379 (51A95278)

Date: 11/10/1980
Location: Kirtland AFB in New Mexico
Description: Paul Bennewitz visits with a small group of officials—including Brig. Gen. William Brooksher, base AFOSI head Maj. Thomas Cseh, and scientists from the USAF Phillips Weapons Lab—at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico to present his film, photos, and electromagnetic findings.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 359; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 41–44; Alejandro T. Rojas, [Bennewitz/Kirtland AFB documents]
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6194

Event 43380 (32F4B620)

Date: 11/10/1980
Locations: State Highway 30; Interstate 270; Sunset Hills, Missouri
Description: 9:00 p.m. A man observes a stationary white light some 30° up in the western sky near the intersection of State Highway 30 and Interstate 270 in Sunset Hills, Missouri. A second object, orange in color, silently circles it for several minutes before taking off to the west.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Orbiting Lights near St. Louis,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 1, no. 8 (December 1980): 5
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6195

Event 43381 (85B38A49)

Date: 11/11/1980
Location: Spain - in flight
Description: (Translated from French) Harassment of seven commercial airplanes by a bright green UFO. The story took place over a large area stretching from a point in the Ebro Delta to another point in the sea near Gerona. The Iberia flight 350 from Barcelona to Athens spotted a UFO about 100 km east of Barcelona. The taxi plane registered as FBXAK had contact with it 200 km east-northeast of Barcelona. The Transeuropa plane from Palma de Mallorca to Bordeaux saw it about 100 km south of Reus from Barcelona. In all three cases, the UFO (or UFOs) were over the sea. The Iberia flight 810 from Barcelona to Asturias was 170 km west of Barcelona when it had contact, and an English plane from OM was 140 km west of Barcelona. At the same time, a UFO was seen from the Barcelona control tower near one of the runways, doing low passes, then rising and disappearing at a dizzying speed. These incidents, which forced the pilot of the Barcelona-Asturias line to make a 400-foot dive to avoid a collision, took place from 7 pm. (…) They were greenish balls moving at a very high speed. In some cases, the green balls transformed into five smaller objects, passing from the tail to the nose of the plane, where they seemed to “explode”.
Reference: Inforespace No. 78 p. 26 and No. 89 p. 26, 27
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3083

Event 43382 (2ECF4E26)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 14:30
Location: YUNNAN PROV / LOCATION UNKNOWN, CH
Description: Dull silent wingless can-cylinder follows 400M behind plane.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 197)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14035

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “YUNNAN Prov/LOC.UNK,CH:DULL SLNT WINGLESS CAN-CYLINDER FOLOS 400M BHND PLANE.”, LatLong: “24.000001 102.000005”, LatLongDMS: “24:00:00 N 102:00:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “YNN”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43383 (1DAA7EBE)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 18:00
Location: AIGLUN, FR
Description: 2 observer(s). Silent fuselage with red and white lights / ends. Low curved trajectory southeast going northwest.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14036

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “AIGLUN,FR:2 OBS:SLNT FUSELAGE W/RED+WHT LITES/ENDS:LOW CURVED TRAJ. SE>NW”, LatLong: “44.066669 6.133334”, LatLongDMS: “44:04:00 N 06:08:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alpes de Haute Provence”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43384 (AF6A6206)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 18:40
Location: LE CHAFFAUT AND MOLIERES AND MORE/OTHERS, FR
Description: 3 green fireballs east going quickly southwest single file. Seen widely. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v24#12.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14037

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “Le CHAFFAUT+MOLIERES++,FR:3 GRN FBLs E>>SW SINGLE FILE:SEEN WIDELY:/FSR v24#12”, LatLong: “44.033335 6.150000”, LatLongDMS: “44:02:00 N 06:09:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alpes de Haute Provence”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43385 (D147613F)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: ~18:40
Location: NORTHEAST / SPAIN
Description: Flights 350+810+1800+1831+1474 and more/others. Big green sphere/orb/globe and small object. / r120p157 see reference.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 318)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14038

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “Spain”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “60”, HatchDesc: “NE/SPAIN:FLIGHTS 350+810+1800+1831+1474++:BIG GRN ORB+SML OBJ:/r120p157 see rf”, LatLong: “41.000002 3.000000”, LatLongDMS: “41:00:00 N 03:00:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Barcelone”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43386 (C9F5B726)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 18:40
Location: MEZEL, FR
Description: 3 observer(s). Vibrant bright slow white fireball going southwest. Power outage at same time. / Flying Saucer Review (FSR) v24#12.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14039

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “12”, HatchDesc: “MEZEL,FR:3 OBS:VBRITE SLOW WHT FBL >SW:POWER OUTAGE at SAME TIME:/FSR v24#12”, LatLong: “44.000002 6.200000”, LatLongDMS: “44:00:00 N 06:12:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alpes de Haute Provence”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43387 (59F96182)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 18:50
Location: CHATEAUREDON, FR
Description: 2 luminous/glowing points southeast going quickly northwest low slow and silent. Then crackle and vanish!
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14040

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “CHATEAUREDON,FR:2 LUMn POINTS SE>>NW LOW SLOW+SLNT:THEN CRACKLE+VANISH!”, LatLong: “44.016669 6.216667”, LatLongDMS: “44:01:00 N 06:13:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Alpes de Haute Provence”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43388 (E891AB4D)

Date: 11/11/1980
Time: 20:00
Location: WUHAN UNIVERSITY/UNIVERSE(AL), CH
Description: Several astrophysics types. Saucer east going west. 10° turn going [to] WSW overhead. Slow. Sonic boom?
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 197)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14041

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCI: Scientist involvement, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “15”, HatchDesc: “WUHAN Univ,CH:SVRL ASTROPHYSICS TYPES:SCR E>W:10°TURN>WSW OVHD:SLO:SONIC BOOM?”, LatLong: “30.583335 114.383339”, LatLongDMS: “30:35:00 N 114:23:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43389 (EB6BBF1C)

Date: 11/11/1980
Locations: Barcelona; Maella; Palma de Mallorca; northeastern Spain
Description: 6:40 p.m. Seven commercial aircraft—four Iberia Boeing 727s, a British airliner, an air-taxi, and a Transeuropa aircraft—encounter an unusual green object over Barcelona, Maella, Palma de Mallorca, and other points in northeastern Spain. Spanish journalist Juan J. Benítez investigates and determines that either 7 identical UFOs are involved or a single object is responsible, one capable of traveling hundreds of miles within minutes. Comandante Ramos, one of the Iberia pilots, says that the object is “like an enormous soap bubble” that is coming straight for his aircraft. He puts it into an evasive dive. When it passes close to the plane, they see a second smaller ball.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Juan J. Benítez, “Anniversary Aerial Encounters,” Flying Saucer Review 26, no. 6 (March 1981): 12–14; Good Above, pp. 157–159
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6196

Event 43390 (4CA3ADA3)

Date: 11/12/1980
Location: FRANCE, Marseille
Description: (Translated from French) A kind of ball, with an intense luminosity tending towards emerald green and leaving a colored trail, flew over the agglomeration from north to south before disappearing on the horizon at a very high speed. At the regional air traffic control center, it was indicated that this light had also been reported by airline pilots above Marseille, Nice, Carcassonne and Bordeaux.
Reference: Jean-Marie DOUCHET - Nostra - 21.1.1982
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3084

Event 43391 (AD0261BC)

Date: 11/12/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Voyager 1 flies over Saturn and analyzes its rings. (November 12)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2887

Event 43392 (19E441D5)

Date: 11/13/1980
Time: 16:00
Location: POOLE HARBOR, ENGL
Description: 6 boys. Silent 20M hamburger saucer hovers / 3 minute(s). Going southeast rising. Light humming?
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 329)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14042

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “POOLE HARBOR,ENGL:6 BOYS:SLNT 20M HAMBURGER SCR HVRS/3min:>SE RISING:lite hum?”, LatLong: “50.694447 -1.977778”, LatLongDMS: “50:41:40 N 01:58:40 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43393 (C700A8E2)

Date: 11/13/1980
Description: A hamburger-shaped disc hovered for three minutes in the late afternoon over Poole Harbour, Dorset, England, making a humming sound.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 13584, citing FSR
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7643

Event 43394 (06DF42D5)

Date: 11/14/1980
Description: (Translated from French) A collaborator of Jacques Vallée meets M. D. in Paris. (November 14)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2888

Event 43395 (109878DC)

Date: 11/14/1980
Time: 18:40
Location: AIR FORCE BASE NEAR SHAOGUAN, CH
Description: Airmen. Orange-white night light hovers / 45° elevation. Drops going down / 35°. Going north. Turns going quickly west…
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14043

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “AFB nr SHAOGUAN,CH:AIRMEN:ORG-WHT NLT HVRS/45°ELEV:DROPS↓/35°:> N:TURNS >>W…”, LatLong: “24.833335 113.572228”, LatLongDMS: “24:50:00 N 113:34:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GNG”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43396 (60852504)

Date: 11/14/1980
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Description: Two students saw a flat cylindrical UFO hovering over an athletic field in Heidelberg. The object had powerful headlights with a pinkish glow, and smaller red and yellow lights. It approached the witnesses and stayed over them for 10 minutes. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5333

Event 43397 (32FAAFEE)

Date: 11/14/1980
Time: 16:50:00.1
Location: 37.1110 -116.0187
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USA Name: “Dauphin” YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_869

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.1110 -116.0187”, LatLongDMS: “37:06:40 N 116:01:07 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USA”, NukeDepth: “0.32”, NukeMb: “4.10”, NukeName: “Dauphin”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCU”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43398 (2F056157)

Date: 11/14/1980
Description: At 6:30 p.m. two students saw a flat cylindrical UFO hovering over an athletic field in Heidelberg, Germany. The object had powerful headlights with a pinkish glow, and smaller red and yellow lights. It approached the witnesses and stayed over them for 10 minutes.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Illobrand von Ludiger, Best UFO Cases–Europe, p. 42.
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7678

Event 43399 (C075EBF9)

Date: Late Autumn 1980
Location: CHINA, Tangxian (Hebei)
Description: (Translated from French) “Pékin Soir” According to an unknown source, soldiers from a unit (…) of Tangxian, saw a luminous object like the moon. The flying object spewed out fog in all directions. It stayed suspended in the air for a few seconds, then, while emitting a dense vapor, it rose up again to remain motionless in the air for a certain time before rising again while ejecting vapor and so on until its definitive disappearance. Believing it to be something hostile, the commander ordered his men to pursue the strange object. The motorcyclists traveled about ten kilometers, and as the mountain paths were very difficult, they had to abandon their pursuit… (1980, Late Autumn)
Reference: SHI BO: “China and the Extraterrestrials” ed. Mercure de France, 1983, p.60
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3086

Event 43400 (5701638D)

Date: 11/15/1980
Time: 21:20
Location: XI’AN, SHAANXI, CH
Description: Several observer(s). Cone-hat saucer / fast spin. Strong yellow-white light.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 198)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14044

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “XI’AN,SHAANXI,CH:SVRL OBS:CONE-HAT SCR/FAST SPIN:STRONG YLW-WHT LITE”, LatLong: “34.300002 108.916672”, LatLongDMS: “34:18:00 N 108:55:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SAA”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43401 (F4D0CE83)

Date: 11/16/1980
Time: 01:20
Location: DELSBERG = DELEMONT, SWZ
Description: 2 observer(s). Fiery disk hovers / seconds and quickly going up [to] during power outage.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 326)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14045

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects

Extra Data: Country: “Switzerland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “DELSBERG=DELEMONT,SWZ:2 OBS:FIERY DISK HVRS/seconds+↑↑ during power outage”, LatLong: “47.366669 7.005556”, LatLongDMS: “47:22:00 N 07:00:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “JRA”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43402 (16C15AA7)

Date: 11/16/1980
Location:
Description: Leonid meteor shower (mean date).
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_360

Event 43403 (2F1D3716)

Date: 11/17/1980
Location: US
Description: SECRET USAF OSI Document: Analysis of photo of UFO following C-5A aircraft inclusive. Photo analysis of Cylinder Shaped UFO legitimate. Photo E. showed legitimate disc shaped UFO of 37 ft. diameter with trilateral insignia on object. USAF still has an interest in all UFO sightings over installations and test ranges. Several other Government agencies, lead by NASA, actively investigate legitimate sightings through COVERT COVER. One agency that deceives the public which such covert cover is the UFO reporting center at U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Rockville, MD. 20852. (The results of PROJECT AQUARIUS is still classified TOP SECRET with access limited to “MJ-12”.)
Type: secret document
Reference: Pea Research (“Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p528)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_719

Attributes: majestic

Event 43404 (E8BAEB86)

Date: 11/17/1980
Locations: Bolling AFB in Washington, D.C.; Kirtland; Kirtland AFB
Description: Sgt. Richard Doty tells Bennewitz that AFOSI has decided against any further investigation of his claims. The same day, Doty forges a communication (later called the “Aquarius document”) from AFOSI headquarters at Bolling AFB in Washington, D.C., to the Seventeenth District AFOSI office at Kirtland and gives it to Bill Moore. It mentions, briefly and cryptically, analyses of a UFO film apparently taken in October. It also mentions MJ-12 and a government UFO investigation “outside official intelligence channels” called the Aquarius Project. Bill Moore calls it a retyped version of a real AFOSI message with a few spurious additions. Doty tells Moore to pass it on to Bennewitz, which he does eventually. In 2005, Doty tells radio host Art Bell that AFOSI’s interest in Bennewitz has nothing to do with aliens; rather, it is to protect the technologies and activities at Kirtland AFB.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Above, p. 528; Greg Bishop, Project Beta, Paraview, 2005, pp. 43, 120–129; “Greg Bishop and Richard Doty, Coast to Coast AM with Host Art Bell, Interview Transcript,” February 27, 2005; Clark III 362
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6197

Event 43405 (E4309930)

Date: 11/17/1980
Description: AFOSI counterintelligence officer Richard C. Doty delivers a forged document to physicist and Coast Guard veteran Paul F. Bennewitz. Doty states he was ordered by his superiors to confuse Bennewitz, who had observed an NSA laser project at Kirtland AFB from his own property near the base. Doty convinced Bennewitz what he saw was of paranormal origin, UFOs, and Bennewitz developed delusional paranoia and was committed to a psychiatric hospital as a result of AFOSI’s actions. Sen. Peter Domenici met with AFOSI; existing documentation suggests AFOSI may have also misled Domenici because it did not inform him of the disinformation targeted at Bennewitz.

Note: Doty states he was ordered to create the disinformation. It is unconfirmed, but diaries written by former Blue Book contractor Jacques Vallée state Brigadier Gen. Peter J. Hennessy was the “top guy” above Doty. After Hennessy retired, he was a VP at Battelle.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_191

Event 43406 (4A17601C)

Date: 11/18/1980
Location: USA, Trenton (Missouri)
Description: (Translated from French) Throughout the evening, hundreds of people saw a large triangular object moving slowly, coming and going multiple times over an area of 16 km wide for a period of 4 or 5 hours. It was observed visually and by radar. (Bob PRATT - USA) Among the hundreds of people, there were three police officers observing a bubble-shaped object crossing through the clouds for four hours. The object reversed in the sky. The object was huge, as some witnesses compared it to a football field, while another said that the B52 bomber would have been a Piper Cub compared to the object. This witness, Don Leslie, thought the object looked more like a large cigar, traveling high in the sky from east to west. When it passed overhead, a faint humming was perceptible. Just before disappearing, it ejected six other objects in the shape of fins, which each went their own way. Randy Hayes also saw the fall of the “satellites”. “They were round and shone with a blue light. The big object was so big that part of the stars was no longer visible”. Rick Hull took a photo and got a triangle made of lights on the shot, together forming a kind of boomerang. Buddy Hannaford and his wife observed it with binoculars and Karla (the wife) said that the object was delta or triangular shaped, with two white lights and a red bulb at the base. It passed over their house. The Federal Aviation radar in Kirksville detected the object passing through the area 4 or 5 times, at a speed of about 45 mph.
Reference: Roger BOAR and Nigel BLUNDELLL: “The World’s Greatest Ufo Mysteries” ed. Hamlyn 1995, p. 125
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3085

Event 43407 (2B3E7891)

Date: 11/18/1980
Time: 19:10
Location: WUCHANG, HUBEI, CH
Description: 2 red fluorescent tubes north going quickly south. Absolute(ly) silent. Slower / planes. Bright and dim.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 199)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14046

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “WUCHANG,HUBEI,CH:2 RED FLUORESCENT TUBES N>>S:ABS.SLNT:SLOWER/PLANES:BRITE+DIM”, LatLong: “30.383335 114.333339”, LatLongDMS: “30:23:00 N 114:20:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUB”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43408 (8184E9EB)

Date: 11/18/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: ADAIR CO, MO
Description: Hundreds and cops. Huge delta/triangle/box-like crafts and cigars / 22 towns / 2 states. 180° turns. / r34p144.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 353)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14047

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “240”, Elev: “300”, HatchDesc: “ADAIR Co,MO:100s+COPS:HUGE DLTs+CGRs/22 TOWNS/2 STATES:180°TURNS:/r34p144”, LatLong: “40.200002 -92.600004”, LatLongDMS: “40:12:00 N 92:36:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43409 (47C9D466)

Date: 11/18/1980
Time: ~22:40
Location: NORTH / KIRKSVILLE, MO
Description: FAA RADAR. Blips / 4 passes. 1 object at 45 MPH. No visual. / r237p71.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 146)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14048

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “60”, Elev: “295”, HatchDesc: “N/KIRKSVILLE,MO:FAA RDR:BLIPS/4 PASSES:1 OBJ @45 MPH:NO VISUAL:/r237p71”, LatLong: “40.216669 -92.583338”, LatLongDMS: “40:13:00 N 92:35:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43410 (8E6C9B27)

Date: 11/18/1980
Time: ~22:40
Location: HUNTSVILLE, MO
Description: Adair cylinder/cigar-shape ‘much larger / B52’. Offloads 6 smaller saucers-they fan out.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 353)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14049

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “244”, HatchDesc: “HUNTSVILLE,MO:ADAIR CGR ‘MUCH LARGER/B52’:OFFLOADS 6 SMALLER SCRS-THEY FAN OUT”, LatLong: “39.438891 -92.544449”, LatLongDMS: “39:26:20 N 92:32:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43411 (76805406)

Date: 11/18/1980
Time: ~22:40
Location: TRENTON, MO
Description: 3+describe delta-UFO. Light / cockpit windows visible. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 145)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14050

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “1”, Elev: “256”, HatchDesc: “TRENTON,MO:3+DESCRIBE DELTA-UFO:LIGHT/COCKPIT WINDOWS VISIBLE:NFD”, LatLong: “40.077780 -93.616671”, LatLongDMS: “40:04:40 N 93:37:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Missouri”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43412 (E03A6F52)

Date: 11/18/1980
Location: Kirksville, MO
Description: Hundreds of people in north-central Missouri, including a dozen police officers, saw a large, triangular object over a period of more than four hours. At one time, the object was tracked on radar moving erratically at a speed of about forty-five miles an hour. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters) (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5334

Event 43413 (D8A2ED2C)

Date: 11/18/1980
Location: US Supreme Court
Description: For the resolution of the CAUS v. NSA, the National Security Agency creates two affidavits to explain why UFO information is to be withheld from the public. The affidavits are written by the chief officer of policy for the NSA, Eugene F. Yeates. The first of the two is the “unclassified, softened-down” version released to CAUS and the public. The affidavit says that it is in the NSA’s direct interests not to have the documents published, as they can compromise national security because they contain sensitive intelligence regarding the interception of foreign communication; and no meaningful amount of information can be declassified without giving foreign intelligence information regarding US time and methods of information interception. The second affidavit is for Judge Gerhard A. Gesell only, classified “top secret,” which the judge can read with an “in camera” clearance. The judge sides with the NSA after reviewing the affidavit (released to CAUS through an FOIA request with 95% redactions, later released in 1997 with only 25% redacted, and in 2014 with a bit less missing). Gesell states that “the public interest in disclosure is far outweighed by the sensitive nature of the materials and the obvious effect on national security their release may well entail.” CAUS fashions an appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Citizens Against UFO Secrecy”; Eugene F. Yeates, In Camera Affidavit, Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy v. National Security Agency, US District Court for the District of Columbia, October 9, 1980; J. Allen Hynek, “A Cosmic Watergate?” IUR 9, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1984): 10–12; ClearIntent, pp. 187–188; Good Above, pp. 417–419, 535–539; John Greenewald, “UFOs: The National Security Agency (NSA) Collection,” The Black Vault, September 10, 2016
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6198

Event 43414 (9C457DEA)

Date: 11/18/1980
Locations: Northern Missouri; Northeastern Kansas; Edina, Missouri; Fairview, Kansas; Kirksville, Missouri; Trenton, Missouri; Edinburg, Missouri; Sublette, Missouri; Kirksville area; Olathe, Kansas; Altus AFB in Oklahoma; Grissom AFB in Peru, Indiana
Description: 7:30–11:00 p.m. Many people living in northern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, from Edina, Missouri, to Fairview, Kansas, report a formation of unusual lights traveling slowly and noiselessly. An airport and the police department in Kirksville, Missouri, receive 25 calls or so. The basic description is a triangular formation with two bright headlights. Rick Hull, a 20-year-old photographer from Trenton, Missouri, watches the lights pass overhead four different times; the underside shows a diamond-shaped array of white lights with a steady red beacon in the middle. There are also two bright headlights and an apparent dome with seven green lights around it. He manages to photograph the array only once out of several attempts. Most people provide an estimated altitude for the lights as 300–400 feet, but a Trenton witness puts it at 1,000–1,500 feet, and Missouri Highway Patrolman Bob Lober guesses 1,500–1,800 feet in Edinburg, Missouri. The lights change direction frequently. Radar technician Franklin West, located at a remote radar station of the Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center at Sublette, Missouri, finds a radar target in the same direction and distance as visual reports that local witnesses alert him to. It passes through the Kirksville area 4–5 times in a 2–3 hour period. He estimates its speed at 45 mph. A pilot landing at the Olathe, Kansas, Air Route Traffic Control Center says he recognizes the UFO as a refueling tanker with jets following it, which matches an established refueling track in the area. The Center for UFO Studies confirms that Altus AFB in Oklahoma, flew a huge C-5A cargo aircraft behind a KC-135 tanker from Grissom AFB in Peru, Indiana, that evening. The two planes flew in tandem at 20,000 feet at an indicated air speed of 250 knots beginning at 8:00 p.m. and ending around 11:00 p.m. However, there are a few discrepancies with the reports.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:North Missourians Report Strange Lights in Night Sky,” Chillicothe (Mo.) Constitution-Tribune, November 19, 1980, pp. 1, 12; Joe and Doris Graziano, “Press Reports,” APRO Bulletin 29, no. 5 (June 1981): 6; “Radar-Visual Light Form Seen by Independent Witnesses,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 3 (March/April 1981): 12–14; Marler 109–112
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6199

Event 43415 (4EB5F072)

Date: 11/18/1980
Description: U.S. civilian organization CAUS has sued the NSA for UAP documents. Chief Officer of Policy for the NSA, Eugene F. Yeates, writes two affidavits: the first an unclassified version that states the NSA’s UAP documents would compromise national security because they contain sensitive information regarding the interception of foreign communication; the second affidavit classified Top Secret Umbra is for Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, which he can only read with an “in camera” clearance. Judge Gesell sides with the NSA after reviewing the classified affidavit. This affidavit is later declassified with 25% redactions in 2014.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_192

Event 43416 (85B6463C)

Date: 11/19/1980
Time: 23:50
Location: LONGMONT, CO
Description: Car-lifted going [to] domed cloud-saucer. Ozone smell. Medical exams. Wounds. / International UFO Reporter (CUFOS Group, USA) v7#5.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO Evidence II: HB: Scarecrow Press Lanham, MD. http://www.scarecrowpress.com ISBN 0-8108-3881-8 (Index 560)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14051

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, SMP: Sampling of plant/animal/soil/tissue/specimens, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, OPR: Operations on humans/animal mutilation/surgery, CVS: Conversation/communication, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, ODR: Odors associated with UFO’s, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “70”, Elev: “1506”, HatchDesc: “LONGMONT,CO:CAR-LIFTED>DOMED CLOUD-SCR:OZONE SMELL:MED.EXAMS:WOUNDS:/IUR v7#5”, LatLong: “40.166669 -105.083338”, LatLongDMS: “40:10:00 N 105:05:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Colorado”, Strangeness: “11”

Event 43417 (83C2ECA0)

Date: 11/19/1980
Location: Longmont, CO
Description: Blue beam engulfed car, swishing sound, car levitated; abduction. See Section XIII (R,L) car (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5336

Event 43418 (8C1E1F5F)

Date: 11/19/1980
Location: Longmont, CO
Description: Light beamed onto car, lights and radio failed, car levitated on board domed craft surrounded by dense cloud or mist, couple examined. Car placed back on road
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_361

Event 43419 (F7E9DBFE)

Date: 11/19/1980
Locations: Longmont, Colorado; Denver
Description: 11:45 p.m. A couple is driving home to Longmont, Colorado, from Denver when they hear a loud “whish” and a beam of blue light strikes their car. Their headlights begin to dim and the radio emits static before fading out. The back wheels of the car leave the pavement and the car rises at an angle into the air. They lose consciousness and wake up as the car is resuming its 50 mph journey down the road. More than one hour of time is missing. The next day, the woman finds a rectangular mark on her abdomen and soon has vivid dreams of a craft and an entity. She develops a nearly fatal case of pneumonia and finds out she is pregnant. The man discovers a melanoma on his legs, but it improves. Under hypnosis they recall seeing a hovering domed craft, a luminous entryway, and a humanoid with a large head, gray skin, thin fingers, and shiny golden garb.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Richard Sigismond, “CE-IIIs: New Dimensions in Investigations,” IUR 7, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1982): 9–15
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6200

Event 43420 (288CF353)

Date: 11/19/1980
Description: In 1980 an attorney in Sedalia, Missouri observed a cigar-shaped object in the early morning hours. The description was the same as an object seen in Huntsville earlier that night. That night, driving near Longmont, Colorado, an art teacher and his wife encountered an intense blue beam of light and felt the rear wheels of their car lifted off the pavement. They then experienced an hour of missing time. Under hypnosis they recounted being abducted and submitting to a medical exam. The wife, who was two months pregnant, discovered a rectangular mark on her lower abdomen immediately after the experience.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Joe Graziano, APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 6; Richard Sigismonde, FSR, December 1983, p. 21
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7742

Event 43421 (B83ED88A)

Date: 11/21/1980
Time: 11:40
Location: AURILLAC, FR
Description: 1 / car. Metallic-white saucer hovers still 300M away. Shiny dome. Featuress.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 213)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14052

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “AURILLAC,FR:1/CAR:MTLC-WHT SCR HVRS STILL 300M away:SHINY DOME:featuress”, LatLong: “44.933335 2.450000”, LatLongDMS: “44:56:00 N 02:27:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Cantal”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43422 (F15024B4)

Date: 11/21/1980
Time: 16:40
Location: NANJING, CH
Description: 1 observer. Sphere/orb/globe / saucer south going north. Vanishes. Reappears. Gone again. 2 appear. Both gone.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 199)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14053

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “7”, HatchDesc: “NANJING,CH:1 OBS:ORB/SCR S>N:VANISHES:REAPPEARS:GONE AGAIN:2 APPEAR:BOTH GONE”, LatLong: “32.083335 118.766672”, LatLongDMS: “32:05:00 N 118:46:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Jiangsu”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43423 (0110F469)

Date: 11/24/1980
Location: China
Description: Official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that an association to study UFOs had been established in Peking.
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_362

Event 43424 (DC8AFF9C)

Date: 11/24/1980
Location: New Lenox, Illinois
Description: Around 10:00 p.m. A teenager in New Lenox, Illinois, sees two green light sources from his bedroom window. They move back and forth in the southern sky and disappear briefly when a plane flies below them.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFOs—or IFOs over Joliet?” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6201

Event 43425 (3A709B0A)

Date: 11/25/1980
Time: ~04:00
Location: FRANKFORT, IL
Description: Cops. “Teardrop-on side” maneuvers faster / any jet. Local wave.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 138)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14054

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “50”, Elev: “234”, HatchDesc: “FRANKFORT,IL:COPS:“TEARDROP-ON SIDE” MNVRS FASTER/ANY JET:LOCAL WAVE”, LatLong: “41.494446 -87.850004”, LatLongDMS: “41:29:40 N 87:51:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43426 (7DF52880)

Date: 11/25/1980
Time: ~04:10
Location: NEW LENOX AND MOKENA, IL
Description: 2 cops. Teardrop object rises. Bright and dim and fades away. Local wave.
Type: sighting
Reference: BLUNDELL, Nigel & BOAR, Roger: The WORLDS GREATEST UFO MYSTERIES; Octopus, London 1989 & PB/Berkley Books, NY 1990 (Index 139)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14055

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “191”, HatchDesc: “NEW LENOX+MOKENA,IL:2 COPS:TEARDROP OBJ RISES:BRIGHT+DIM+FADES AWAY:LOCAL WAVE”, LatLong: “41.511113 -87.966671”, LatLongDMS: “41:30:40 N 87:58:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Illinois”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43427 (3DD6D670)

Date: 11/25/1980
Time: 06:40
Location: NINIAN OIL-RIG / NORTH SEA
Description: Orange glowing-ball hovers and maneuvers near platform. Seen / separate platform too.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 326)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14056

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, BLD: Building/man-made structure/roads/power lines

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “NINIAN OIL-RIG/N.SEA:ORG.GLO-BALL HVRS+MNVRS nr PLATFORM:seen/sep.platform too”, LatLong: “60.905558 1.422222”, LatLongDMS: “60:54:20 N 01:25:20 E”, Locale: “Oil & Coal”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Scotland”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43428 (0465FC9D)

Date: 11/25/1980
Time: 17:53:00.0
Location: -22.0000 -139.0000
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Laerte” Yield: 5KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1937

Extra Data: LatLong: “-22.0000 -139.0000”, LatLongDMS: “22:00:00 S 139:00:00 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeName: “Laerte”, NukeSource: “CEA/DAM”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “5”

Event 43429 (1E82B29C)

Date: 11/25/1980
Locations: New Lenox; Manhattan; Joliet; Ellwood, Illinois
Description: Early morning. Policemen in New Lenox, Manhattan, Joliet, and Ellwood, Illinois, watch a bright white light that fluctuates in brightness and mostly remains stationary. Probable sightings of Venus.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “UFOs—or IFOs over Joliet?” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 12
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6202

Event 43430 (BA651133)

Date: 11/25/1980
Locations: Ninian Northern oil platform in the North Sea; Brent oil platform
Description: 6:40 a.m. A glowing orange ball is seen maneuvering around the Ninian Northern oil platform in the North Sea. It is large enough to be seen by workers at the Brent oil platform 12–15 miles away. An RAF Hawker Siddeley Nimrod aircraft is sent to the area, but no public conclusions are reached about its nature.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Nick Redfern, A Covert Agenda: UFO Secrecy Exposed, Simon & Schuster, 1997, p. 136
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6203

Event 43431 (5893AEA2)

Date: 11/25/1980
Description: A cone-shaped UFO was seen in 1980 at 10:30 p.m., three miles away from three witnesses in Minocqua, Wisconsin over Lake Tomah. The UFO flickered with red, green and white lights. It was joined by and circled by a second UFO. The objects made no sound, but did cast reflections in the lake waters.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: APRO Bulletin, May 1981, p. 7
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7915

Event 43432 (97678641)

Date: 11/26/1980
Time: 14:00
Location: NEAR BENTWATERS AB, SUFFOLK
Description: 1 observer / car. Black ball stops / sky. Chased / 2 jets. Shoots going up.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny: FROM OUT OF THE BLUE; Berkley Books, NY 1993 PB 233pp. (Index 133)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14057

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “nr BENTWATERS AB,SUFFOLK:1 OBS/CAR:BLACK BALL STOPS/SKY:CHASED/2 JETS:SHOOTS ↑”, LatLong: “52.111114 1.388889”, LatLongDMS: “52:06:40 N 01:23:20 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43433 (89042DFE)

Date: 11/26/1980
Description: Doty receives a call from former astronaut Sen. Harrison Schmitt (R-N.Mex.) who asks him about AFOSI’s role in Bennewitz’s claims. Doty tells him they are not investigating. But Doty later admits what he tells Schmitt is not true. AFOSI has told him to make Bennewitz believe there is an impending alien invasion because Bennewitz is actually observing secret Air Force projects. According to Doty, the Air Force wants to discredit Bennewitz so no one will figure that out. However, Doty claims that in doing so, he created hoaxed documents that are given to Bennewitz and other UFO researchers, and that he broke into Bennewitz’s house and office.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Alejandro T. Rojas, “Ex–Air Force Law Enforcement Agent Says He Hoaxed Major UFO Mythologies,” Huffington Post, May 13, 2014; Clark III 359–362
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6204

Event 43434 (DECC6397)

Date: 11/26/1980
Description: A witness driving in a car near Bentwaters RAF Air Base in Suffolk, England at around 2:00 p.m. saw a black ball in the sky being chased by two jet aircraft. It stopped in the sky, then shot straight up.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jenny Randles, From Out of the Blue, p. 133
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7945

Event 43435 (DF86BB8E)

Date: 11/27/1980
Description: A group of four driving to a hospital in central Kansas arrived at the hospital much sooner than they had planned. They encountered a green beam of light off to the side of highway and ahead of them at two o’clock in the morning. It was coming from a huge flying object, “as big as a city block,” that was cone-shaped with peach, green, and white colored lights. Somehow it had caused them to be transported closer to their destination, according to the witnesses.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, November 1986, p. 14
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_7968

Event 43436 (67C07CC0)

Date: 11/28/1980
Location: ENGLAND, Todmorden (Yorkshire)
Description: (Translated from French) Police officer Alan Godfrey, driving on Ferney Lee Road, was blocked by an ovoid object 10 m in size, floating a few meters above the road. This witness experienced a jump in time (jumping time) of a few minutes, so that when he was able to gather his thoughts, the object had disappeared. Colleagues from the same police service who arrived at the observation site shortly after the incident noticed that at the place where Godfrey claimed to have seen the object, the road which had been soaked by heavy rain was perfectly dry. Submitted to a hypnosis session a few weeks later, the witness reported an incredible story. (…) was blocked by an ovoid object floating a few centimeters above the road. (…) Godfrey was submitted a few weeks later to a hypnotic regression, during which he remembered being on board the object, undergoing various examinations. His testimony also includes the description of small gray entities, busy examining him, under the control of large Nordic-type humanoids, very similar to humans.
Reference: Jean Thomas: “Synthèse Ovni”, Ed. Louise Couteau, Canada 1999, p. 27 and 221, 222
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3093

Event 43437 (DD563A09)

Date: 11/28/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Meeting of British policeman Alan Godfrey. (November 28, 5:15)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2889

Event 43438 (937C050C)

Date: 11/28/1980
Time: 05:20
Location: TODMORDEN, ENGL
Description: Cop. 20’ diamond going down. Electro-magnetic effect (EME). Abduction. Dog inside and small humanoid (or Grey) named Joe. / r243p91+/ r87.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 326)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14058

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, PSH: Pseudo-human: Clone/organic robot/human-like, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TCH: New technical details/clues, MIL: Military investigation, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “65”, Elev: “169”, HatchDesc: “TODMORDEN,ENGL:COP:20’DIAMOND↓:EME:ABD:DOG INSIDE+OID NAMED JOE:/r243p91+/r87”, LatLong: “53.716669 -2.083333”, LatLongDMS: “53:43:00 N 02:05:00 W”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43439 (A83BBF33)

Date: 11/28/1980
Time: 08:30
Location: ISTANBUL, TURK
Description: Several kids. Huge “chair” hovers behind mountain peak. Grows 2nd leg. See dwg.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 365)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14059

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, ODD: Atypical/Forteana/paranormal, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Turkey”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “ISTANBUL,TURK:SVRL KIDS:HUGE “CHAIR” HVRS BHND Mtn.PEAK:GROWS 2nd LEG:see dwg”, LatLong: “41.033335 29.000001”, LatLongDMS: “41:02:00 N 29:00:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “IST”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43440 (144BCC3E)

Date: 11/28/1980
Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK
Description: Constable Alan Godfrey encountered craft on road, time loss. Abduction scenario emerged under hypnosis (section XIII). (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 801128
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5337

Event 43441 (CC280FB1)

Date: 11/28/1980
Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK
Description: Constable Alan Godfrey encountered craft on road, time loss. Abduction scenario emerged under hypnosis
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_363

Event 43442 (189080E7)

Date: 11/28/1980
Description: Police constable Alan Godfrey, age 31, was on routine patrol in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England when at 5:05 a.m. he encountered a metallic disc with a dome on top and a row of five windows, blocking the road ahead. He fetl attracted to it, and alternately frightened and secure while he sat in his patrol car. When he attempted to alert headquarters to its presence he found that his radio would not work. He then sketched the craft. The domed metallic disc had the rowof windows, was luminous, and had additional lights on top and bottom. The central section was spinning; bushes beneath it were agitated. Abruptly, he found himself one hundred yards farther down the road than he had been, and the UFO was gone. He had a vague recollection of getting out of his car and looking for the object, and hearing a voice, and he had 15 minutes of missing time. When he returned to the car it would not start.

Later, under hypnosis, Godfrey recalled that he lost consciousness after a beam of light from the object struck him. Then he felt himself floating into the craft and meeting a human-like being named Joseph. The UFO occupant was six feet tall, and friendly in demeanor; Joseph had a thin nose, a beard, and mustache. He wore a skullcap and was clad in a robe, making him look something like a Biblical prophet. A large black dog accompanied him. The room also contained eight metallic robots, each about three and a half feet tall, with headgear like lampshades, which were making a sort of murmuring chatter. Whenever they touched Godfrey, beeping sounds emanated from them. Joseph directed Godfrey to a bed. He thought about resisting, but instead lay down on the bed, where a beam of light from the ceiling shone down on him. Communicating by telepathy, Joseph touched his head, and Godfrey lapsed into unconsciousness for a while. The robots removed Godfrey’s shoes and studied his toes. Meanwhile, instruments were placed on his arms and legs , which caused him discomfort to the point of sickness. There was a sickly odor that permeated his nostrils, and he closed his eyes from time to time. Joseph asked him questions, but Godfrey would refuse to tell investigators what they were. The alien told Godfrey that they had met before, apparently when Godfrey was a child. After the incident, he had a split in the sole of his boot, and a bruise on his foot. EM effects were the failure of two different radio systems (UHF and VHF). Three other cops saw a bright light moving toward Todmorden at the time of Godfrey’s abduction experience.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Jenny Randles, FSR, August 1981, p. 4; UNICAT, case # 786; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II. A Thirty Year Report, pp. 561-562; John Wallace Spencer, World Atlas of UFOs, p. 115; Thomas E. Bullard, UFO Abductions: The Measure of a Mystery. Volume 2: Catalogue of Cases, case # 102; Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Sighting Reports database, case # 386, citing Janet & Colin Bord, Modern Mysteries of Britain, and Jenny Randles, The Pennine UFO Mystery
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8009

Event 43443 (D4950851)

Date: 11/29/1980
Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK
Description: Two on duty uniformed traffic officers were parked up in a pub car park when they observed a very bright UFO low on the horizon. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5338

Event 43444 (FB0A782C)

Date: 11/29/1980
Locations: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England; Burnley Road
Description: 5:00 a.m. While checking reports of cattle wandering around a local council estate in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, Police Constable Alan Godfrey allegedly sees a bright light ahead on Burnley Road that appears to be a hovering, rotating object. He sees twigs and leaves swirling around beneath it. He experiences missing time of approximately 25 minutes, during which he splits a boot and acquires an itchy, red mark on his foot. Via hypnotic regression, he recalls being medically examined by alien creatures. In May, Godfrey had investigated the death of Zigmund Adamski, who had been missing for five days before his body was found on top of a coal pile. According to the coroner, Adamski died of a heart attack. Godfrey tells reporters at the time that he believes it possible that Adamski was abducted by aliens and placed on the coal pile “by someone or something.” Godfrey self-publishes Who or What Were They? in 2017, a book that includes his speculations regarding the Adamski case, abduction claims by Travis Walton, and his own UFO sighting. In 2014, a partial witness to the event surfaces, a bus driver on Burnley Road who around 4:55 a.m. experiences one of the physical effects Godfrey describes—an oddly localized whirlwind buffeting debris and leaving a swirled road surface beneath.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Alan Godfrey”; Jenny Randles, “The Alan Godfrey Abduction, November 28, 1980,” UFO Casebook; “Alan Godfrey,” Northern Ontario UFO Research and Study; Jenny Randles, The Pennine UFO Mystery, Granada, 1983, pp. 122–135, 147–168; Good Above, pp. 118–119; Jenny Randles, “Flappy Valley: Part One,” Fortean Times 325 (April 2015): 27; Jenny Randles, “Flappy Valley: Part Two,” Fortean Times 326 (May 2015): 27; Jenny Randles, “Flappy Valley, Part 3,” Fortean Times 327 (June 2015): 29; Jenny Randles, “Flappy Valley, Part 4,” Fortean Times 328 (July 2015): 28–30; Alan Godfrey, Who or What Were They? The Author, 2017
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6205

Event 43445 (0740D930)

Date: 11/29/1980
Locations: Duncan, British Columbia; Mount Prevost
Description: Mechanic Granger Taylor, 32, of Duncan, British Columbia, a man obsessed with aliens and UFOs to the point of building his own full-size model in his backyard, announces to his friends and parents that he is going to board an alien spacecraft and take a 42-month interstellar voyage. He is never seen again. In 1986, truck fragments and bones are found at a blast site on Mount Prevost. Though DNA testing is not in common use at the time, pathology work by the coroner attributes the adult human bones to Taylor. Fragments of clothing found amid the decayed material are from a shirt owned by Taylor, as confirmed by his mother. Representatives from the auto division of the RCMP confirm the truck is his. A report by the B.C. Coroners office officially declares Taylor dead. A CBC-TV documentary about Taylor, Spaceman, is released in 2019 but fails to come up with a likely explanation.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Tyler Hooper, “The Man Who Went to Space and Disappeared,” Vice, July 1, 2016; Mike Taylor, “What Happened to Granger Taylor?” Vancouver (B.C.) Times Colonist, February 3, 2019; CBC-TV, “Spaceman,” 2019
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6206

Event 43446 (4B568B1F)

Date: 12/1980
Location: between the Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge
Description: UFO landing between the Bentwaters and Woodbridge NATA bases in England. Nearby animals driven into a frenzy, surrounding trees damaged, left moderate levels of radiation, 17 firsthand witnesses, event filmed.
Type: ufo landing
Reference: APCIC Vol 10 #4–1985
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_721
See also: 3/3/1985

Event 43447 (371773A6)

Date: 12/1980
Location: USA
Description: (Translated from French) (cf: 1976, Huntsville) In December 1980, tests began using a new chemical laser (hydrogen-fluoride) developing a power of 1 MW and small enough to be installed on board a modified Boeing KC-135 refueler plane. Initially, it seems that air-air missiles were able to be shot down in flight at a few hundred meters distance.
Reference: “La Guerre des Satellites” - Volume 3 - Pierre Kohler, ed. Famot 1982, p. 206
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3087

Event 43448 (B9D4D3D5)

Date: 12/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In Hessdalen, Norway, the beginning of a long wave of observations of curious phenomena, mainly yellow balls, powerful white-blue lights and groups of multicolored lights, and even non-luminous objects visible only during the day. The trajectories can be varied; the phenomena are recorded on various devices, sometimes on radar.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2890

Event 43449 (B3485DB0)

Date: 12/1980 (approximate)
Time: 13:00?
Location: NEAR CAPETOWN, RSA
Description: 2 / car. Blazing rocket maneuvers. Shoots going up [to] and away. Marked ‘USA’ with flag!
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO AFRINEWS; Twice annually. Cynthia Hind, editor; PO Box MP 49, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. (Index 1)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14060

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Republic of South Africa”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “nr CAPETOWN,RSA:2/CAR:BLAZING ROCKET MNVRS:SHOOTS↑ +AWAY:marked ‘USA’ w/flag!”, LatLong: “-33.833335 18.500001”, LatLongDMS: “33:50:00 S 18:30:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CAP”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43450 (1A29D107)

Date: 12/1980
Location: Moscow
Description: Army Lt. Col. John B. Alexander discusses in Military Review how psychotronic weapons could be developed by studying the paranormal. He discusses the remote-viewing studies of Russell Targ and Harold E. Puthoff and their potential military applications. As for psychotronic weapons, he sees much potential, saying, “with development, these weapons would be able to induce illness or death at little or no risk to the operator. Range may be a present problem, but this will probably be overcome if it has not been already.” As an example, he cites work by the Soviets, who have “examined the effects of electromagnetic radiation on humans and have applied those techniques against the US Embassy in Moscow.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: John B. Alexander, “The New Mental Battlefield: ‘Beam Me Up, Spock!’” Military Review 60, no. 12 (December 1980)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6207

Event 43451 (283D1B09)

Date: 12/3/1980 (approximate)
Location: ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND
Description: 4 cops. Rocket leaves (something behind) contrail. Stops / several minutes silently!
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 202)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14061

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), TCH: New technical details/clues, OGA: Non-Covert Government Agencies, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Belgium, Netherlandsand Luxembourg”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “ROTTERDAM,HOLLAND:4 COPS:ROCKET LVS CONTRAIL:STOPS/SVRL MINUTES SILENTLY!”, LatLong: “51.916669 4.500000”, LatLongDMS: “51:55:00 N 04:30:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Netherlands”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43452 (4EEF7441)

Date: 12/3/1980
Location: McLain, MS
Description: On Highway 57 in McLain, Mississippi Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey had the FM radio of their car quit, the car’s headlights dim, and the car heater quit when a luminous, blue-white ball of light came briefly over the right side of the car’s hood. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 03 - EME Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5339

Event 43453 (06A9DEF5)

Date: 12/3/1980
Time: 17:33:00.0
Location: -21.8750 -138.9390
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: France Name: “Diomede” Yield: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1938

Extra Data: LatLong: “-21.8750 -138.9390”, LatLongDMS: “21:52:30 S 138:56:20 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “France”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.58”, NukeName: “Diomede”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCF”, NukeY: “150”

Event 43454 (E3F420E8)

Date: 12/3/1980
Locations: State Highway 57; McLain, Mississippi
Description: 8:30 p.m. On State Highway 57 about 10 miles south of McLain, Mississippi, Robert and Janice Lowrey [or Lawrey?] see a luminous, blue-white ball of light to the east. The FM radio of their car quits, the car’s headlights dim, and the car heater quits when light comes briefly over the right side of the hood. They estimate the light to be about a foot in diameter and only 3 feet away. The seat belt alarm also comes on during the encounter. The light just vanishes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Vehicle Affected by Mini-UFO?” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 12–13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6208

Event 43455 (0407F5A8)

Date: 12/3/1980
Description: One year later, at 10:30 p.m. on Highway 57 in McLain, Mississippi Mr. and Mrs. Lowrey had the FM radio of their car quit, the car’s headlights dim, and the car heater quit when a luminous, blue-white ball of light came briefly over the right side of the car’s hood. They estimated the light to be about a foot in diameter and only a meter away. The seat belt alarm also came on during the encounter.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, January 1981, p. 12
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8168

Event 43456 (FE8D165B)

Date: 12/4/1980
Time: 08:00
Location: PERTH AIRPORT, WEST AUS
Description: Air Traffic Controllers and RADAR’s and more/others. Unidentified RADAR BLIPs going south / 7-18km altitude. Night lights. / APRO v29#6.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 156)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14062

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips

Extra Data: Country: “Australia”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “180”, HatchDesc: “PERTH AIRPORT,W.AUS:ATCS+RDRs++:UID RDR BLIPs >S/7-18km alt:NLTs:/APRO v29#6”, LatLong: “-31.850002 115.933339”, LatLongDMS: “31:51:00 S 115:56:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Western Australia”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43457 (BE2253F6)

Date: 12/4/1980
Time: 20:30
Location: GUILIN, GUANGXI, CH
Description: “Satellite” going south. 90° turn going quickly east then zigzags widely! Vanishes.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14063

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “GUILIN,GUANGXI,CH:“SATELLITE” > S:90°TURN>>E THEN ZIGZAGS WIDELY!:VANISHES”, LatLong: “25.283335 110.216672”, LatLongDMS: “25:17:00 N 110:13:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GNX”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43458 (311F913A)

Date: 12/4/1980
Time: 21:20
Location: CHENGDU, SICHUAN, CH
Description: Night light zigzags like a saw going quickly northeast. Makes U-turn. Joins 6 more. All going quickly north.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14064

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “CHENGDU,SICHUAN,CH:NLT ZIGZAGS LIKE A SAW>>NE:MAKES U-TURN:JOINS 6 MORE:ALL>>N”, LatLong: “30.616668 104.066672”, LatLongDMS: “30:37:00 N 104:04:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SCH”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43459 (F9A6F39F)

Date: 12/4/1980
Location: Foxboro, MA
Description: A young man had a close encounter with a saucer-shaped object with a row of rectangular windows around the circumference, and was struck by a light beam on the chest and felt paralyzed. Perceived communication, apparent abduction, burn marks on chest corresponding to light beam position. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters) (NICAP: 05 - Medical Incidents) (NICAP: 07 - Entity Cases)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5341

Event 43460 (6F7B3F71)

Date: 12/4/1980
Location: Perth, AU
Description: G,V, Four UFOs on a/port radar (NICAP: 09 - RADAR Cases, Rating: 5)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5344

Event 43461 (0ED03FF6)

Date: 12/4/1980
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Description: Radar-visual sighting of four objects at airport
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_364

Event 43462 (D1DE954A)

Date: 12/4/1980
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Description: 8:38 a.m. Graham Moyle and other controllers at the Perth, Western Australia, airport report watching “silver tumbling discs” two or three times through 11:00 a.m. Danielle Russell, 12, sees four objects with lights that change color from red to blue to green moving quickly north to south at 11:00 a.m. There is a reported paint on the radar 7 miles distant at a speed of 138 mph and a height of 5 miles. The target is lost in the radar’s cone of silence. The RAAF scrambles a Macchi jet, but it cannot find the objects. At 1:20 p.m., a target is detected on the radar at 21 miles, due south. The tower tracks an object high above one of the runways. Five minutes later, the radar returns another target.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “Jet Hunt for Australian UFOs,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 2 (Jan./Feb. 1981): 14
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6209

Event 43463 (8CBA165E)

Date: 12/5/1980
Location: 50.4375 77.814167
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1592

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.4375 77.814167”, LatLongDMS: “50:26:15 N 77:48:51 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “RFAE”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43464 (D0B14975)

Date: 12/5/1980
Time: 04:17:16.0
Location: 49.7517 78.1317
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: .003KT YieldMax: 60KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1593

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.7517 78.1317”, LatLongDMS: “49:45:06 N 78:07:54 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeSource: “KRR”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “.003”, NukeYMax: “60”

Event 43465 (B9C9D542)

Date: 12/5/1980
Locations: Normal, Illinois; subdivision of Normal, Illinois
Description: 10:00 p.m. Two teenagers parked next to a swimming pool in a subdivision of Normal, Illinois, see a stationary bright white light about half the size of the full moon in the western sky. Suddenly it splits into two smaller halves that rejoin, growing small and fuzzy, then brighten and enlarge. Three small lights shoot out and snap back in again. They watch the display for about one hour. During the last 15 minutes, their ears begin to hurt simultaneously. The pain shifts from their right ears to their temples, and they both feel a pea-shaped lump under their skin. They return home. The next day the lumps are gone but they have headaches. On December 8 at 8:45 p.m., the boy returns to the same spot alone and sees another light for about one minute. When he calls his girlfriend again to tell her, both regain the painful lumps in their temples.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Youths Link Pain with UFO,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 2 (February 1981): 6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6210

Event 43466 (A2B404E1)

Date: 12/6/1980
Time: 09:00
Location: HAMWORTHY, DORSET
Description: 1 / bus stop. Telepathy? Large domed saucer / low altitude. Beam on and off. Turns and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: FLYING SAUCER REVIEW (FSR), London. Bimonthly. PO Box 162; High Wycombe, Bucks. HP135 DZ, England. (Index 327)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14065

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, TLP: Telepathy, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “5”, Duration: “2”, Elev: “2”, HatchDesc: “HAMWORTHY,DORSET:1/BUS STOP:TLP?:LRG DOMED SCR/LO ALT:BEAM ON+OFF:TURNS+AWAY”, LatLong: “50.716669 -2.016667”, LatLongDMS: “50:43:00 N 02:01:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43467 (A223B66B)

Date: 12/6/1980
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Description: 12:45 a.m. A man is driving westbound a few miles north of Edwardsville, Illinois, when a disc-like object cuts across his view from the south about 100 feet away. It seems to be 40 feet in diameter and 9–13 feet thick. Five intense, steady, blue-white lights illuminate its dark shape. He sees windows at the center. The witness tries to drive toward the object, but his car engine fails for 1–2 minutes. The object zips off after a few minutes.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Current Sighting Reports,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 3 (March 1981): 6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6211

Event 43468 (9EA22D32)

Date: 12/6/1980
Location: Poole, Dorset, England
Description: 9:01 a.m. Jean Findley of Poole, Dorset, England, is waiting for a bus and feels the urge to look up. She sees a disc-shaped, domed UFO hovering above nearby trees. Feeling “spellbound” and experiencing a sensation of “peace, calm, and warmth,” she watches the object emit a beam of light, rotate once, and fly away at a great rate of speed. She looks at her watch and sees that 4 minutes have elapsed, seemingly in the space of a few seconds. Even though it is rush hour, she sees no one else around.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Clark III 866; Jenny Randles, UFO Reality, R. Hale, 1983
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6212

Event 43469 (22E7834E)

Date: 12/8/1980
Time: 19:50
Location: SAFI, MAROC
Description: Train / square windows southeast going northwest. Structure invisible. Meteor shower? / r98#30p180.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 300)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14066

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Morocco”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “1”, HatchDesc: “SAFI,MAROC:TRAIN/SQR WINDOWS SE>NW:STRUCT INVSBL:meteor shower?/r98#30p180”, LatLong: “32.383335 -9.233334”, LatLongDMS: “32:23:00 N 09:14:00 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “SFI”, Strangeness: “4”

Event 43470 (98941E78)

Date: 12/8/1980
Time: 22:50
Location: WEST KUNMING, YUNNAN, CH
Description: Many observer(s). Round night light. Slow then fast. Stops / 3 second(s). Lost in clouds.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 200)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14067

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “12”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “W.KUNMING,YUNNAN,CH:MANY OBS:ROUND NLT:SLO THEN FAST:STOPS/3sec:LOST IN CLOUDS”, LatLong: “25.016668 102.650005”, LatLongDMS: “25:01:00 N 102:39:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “YNN”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43471 (1B8D24FB)

Date: 12/10/1980
Time: 01:30
Location: SAN PEDRO CHANNEL, CA
Description: 2 observer(s) / Hollywood. Cloud-cylinder/cigar-shape maneuvers erratically. Pink glow.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 162)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14068

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s)

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “5”, Elev: “0”, HatchDesc: “SAN PEDRO CHANNEL,CA:2 OBS/HOLLYWOOD:CLOUD-CGR MNVRS ERRATICALLY:PINK GLOW”, LatLong: “33.583335 -118.500006”, LatLongDMS: “33:35:00 N 118:30:00 W”, Locale: “Offshore”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “California”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43472 (A02F73DE)

Date: 12/10/1980
Time: 07:00:00.1
Location: 61.7500 66.7500
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Name: “PNE:Angara” Yield: 15KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1594

Extra Data: LatLong: “61.7500 66.7500”, LatLongDMS: “61:45:00 N 66:45:00 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “2.49”, NukeMb: “4.60”, NukeName: “PNE:Angara”, NukeSource: “SULTANOV”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “15”

Event 43473 (2B640A0E)

Date: 12/10/1980
Description: At 1:30 a.m. two witnesses from Hollywood in a boat watched a cloud-cigar maneuver erratically for five minutes over the San Pedro Channel offshore of Los Angeles, California, giving off a pink glow.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: MUFON UFO Journal, issue 162
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8317

Event 43474 (B004A348)

Date: 12/11/1980
Time: 22:00
Location: SADDLE BROOK, NJ
Description: Delta/triangle/box-like craft follows car from here to new Milford. No further details.
Type: sighting
Reference: ANDREWS, George C: EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS AMONG US; FATE/Llewellyn Publs, St. Paul, MN 1992 (Index 64)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14069

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), TLP: Telepathy, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “160”, Elev: “15”, HatchDesc: “SADDLE BROOK,NJ:DLT FOLOS CAR FROM HERE TO NEW MILFORD:NFD”, LatLong: “40.900002 -74.094448”, LatLongDMS: “40:54:00 N 74:05:40 W”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “New Jersey”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43475 (43CAC502)

Date: 12/12/1980
Location: Huffman, TX
Description: Burns and radiation damage. Cash/Landrum inc (NICAP: 05 - Medical Incidents)
Reference: NICAP: 801212
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5345

Event 43476 (3A71D2C2)

Date: 12/13/1980
Location: Lima, Ohio
Description: 5:47 p.m. James Garrigus sees an oblong, pulsating orange glow descending at a 30° angle in the northeast as he is driving in Lima, Ohio. Suddenly it curves back upward in a backwards “J,” continuing to move in the same direction. The light increases speed, still bobbing and spinning, and finally shoots upward.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference:Nocturnal Light in Ohio,” CUFOS Associate Newsletter 2, no. 2 (February 1981): 6
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6213

Event 43477 (1DC952DD)

Date: 12/14/1980
Location: CHINA, Beijing
Description: (Translated from French) At 5:35 in the afternoon, Fu Lingsong, Yu Lian, Qiu Jianhua and I were walking… (…) We suddenly saw a white flying object rise above the crest of the hill. The object looked like a cone, the lower part was larger than the upper part. As it rose, its dome became clearer and clearer. It was round, surrounded by a bluish halo, but the cone was still silver. It stayed in our field of vision for 30 seconds and then disappeared. Then the cone reappeared thirty seconds later. It was bigger than a fist, it went up and down, up and down zigzagging in the sky, this lasted three or four minutes, and then it suddenly disappeared forever.
Reference: Shi Bo: “China and the Extraterrestrials” - ed. Mercure de France 1983, p. 154
Reference: Jing Xingxing
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3088

Event 43478 (BE1CEB7E)

Date: 12/14/1980
Location: CHINA, Beijing
Description: (Translated from French) In the afternoon we were taking pictures in the garden of Yuanmingyuan. Suddenly we saw in the sky a red-yellow cloud with a shining nucleus which was barely bigger than a fist. This cloud was slowly heading north. After a while, the shining nucleus shot up a beam of red light, while advancing and descending (from time to time the shining nucleus shot up and down two beams of red lights). Then this shining point flew towards the northwest until it disappeared. We looked at our watches which marked respectively 5:33, 5:34 and 5:36.
Reference: Shi Bo: “China and the Extraterrestrials” - Ed. Mercure de France 1983, p. 155
Reference: Li Jianrong, Zhang Jianguo, Sun Lin
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3089

Event 43479 (E4130CC7)

Date: 12/14/1980
Location: CHINA, Beijing
Description: (Translated from French) (Dong Hongbiao) Wang Yancheng and I saw a UFO on December 14, 1980 at 5:32 pm. (…) …Around 5:35 pm, my brother and I were fishing at the edge of a reservoir of the Shijingshan steel mill. It was relatively clear then, there were no stars yet. My brother suddenly saw an object the size of a fist heading towards us. (…) I looked up and saw to the north an object shining above the mountain. As bright as a locomotive’s headlight, this white-violet object was in the shape of a sphere. (…) Shortly after, this UFO took a vertical position and started to emit white steam from its base, but we didn’t hear any noise. In two or three seconds it rose to more than 3000 meters, becoming as small as a nut. It stayed there motionless for three minutes. Then it started to move towards the north, horizontally, 5 km away, it descended vertically and disappeared behind the mountain to the west.
Reference: Shi Bo: “China and the Extraterrestrials” - Ed. Mercure de France 1983, p.156
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3090

Event 43480 (678BB46C)

Date: 12/14/1980
Time: 17:40
Location: WEST / XIANGSHAN, CH
Description: Cone rises point up from mountain peak. Emits blue beams. / r120p217.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 202)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14070

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “W/XIANGSHAN,CH:CONE RISES POINT UP FRM MTN PEAK:EMITS BLUE BEAMS:/r120p217”, LatLong: “29.483335 112.850005”, LatLongDMS: “29:29:00 N 112:51:00 E”, Locale: “Mountains”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “HUN”, Strangeness: “8”

Event 43481 (A73BD8C9)

Date: 12/14/1980
Time: 17:40
Location: BEIJING, CH
Description: 20 separate observer(s). Disk seen / different angles and color(s). Fast. Shoots up then going quickly northeast and away.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 156)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14071

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “BEIJING,CH:20 SEP.OBS:DISK SEEN/DIFF.ANGLES+CLRS:FAST:SHOOTS UP THEN>>NE+AWAY”, LatLong: “39.900002 116.333339”, LatLongDMS: “39:54:00 N 116:20:00 E”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “BJG”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43482 (1A9E9E54)

Date: 12/14/1980
Time: 03:47:08.9
Location: 49.9090 78.9320
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 40KT YieldMax: 320KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1595

Extra Data: LatLong: “49.9090 78.9320”, LatLongDMS: “49:54:32 N 78:55:55 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.90”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “40”, NukeYMax: “320”

Event 43483 (A20DACE7)

Date: 12/14/1980
Description: “Larry W.” writes Leonard Stringfield and claims that while at Arizona State University in 1975, a classmate of his “Mr. DR,” told him he witnessed a UAP “capture or retrieval” in 1968 while in the Army attending intelligence school in a remote desert area of Texas, approximately 50 miles from Big Spring, TX.

One mile from the Army compound was a small 16 acre USAF “facility” too small to be considered a full fledged base; it was restricted, well guarded and patrolled; Larry claims it had a large
metal building and warehouse, 1-2 small guard houses and a nearby concrete helicopter landing pad, with no airstrip or runway, surrounded by an 8 foot chain link fence topped with barbed wire.

He claimed he and other classmates observed unusual activity at the USAF site, which was only entered or existed by blue, officially marked USAF vehicles; large flat-bed trucks entered the warehouse but none to his knowledge ever left; he stated he believed a large underground workshop was set up beneath the warehouse; within months, he received written orders not to observe, talk about or go near the USAF facility; 5-6 of his classmates decided to find out what was going on and tried to enter the facility wearing USAF fatigues, they were not heard from for a month and all but one returned to the school with apparent psychological effects.

Two to three months later after this breach, all Army personnel were restricted to their quarters and windows were blacked out; a small group went to a crawl space in the attic above their bunks and removed some of the roof’s shingles to look out, seeing an “intense twinkling light descending in rapid, jerking movements,” that was changing colors, diminish in intensity and take a shape, before dropping to the ground; “it was in no way a conventional craft,” it was relayed to him; the object was disc shaped with a small bulge on top, the air shimmered around the craft as if it were hot, and no occupants were seen; USAF personnel surrounded the object when it landed; the next morning the area was clear.

DR states in 1971 he was warned by a Col. not to mention anything about UAP and Big Springs
Base.

Reference: Anonymous 2023 PDF
Source: Anon2023PDF, ID: Anon2023PDF_193

Event 43484 (62561716)

Date: 12/15/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Numerous witnesses, including Timothy Good, observe a luminous flying object of conical shape in the South-East of London and in Kent. The front is red, the center silver and the back a sparkling blue. (December 15)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2891

Event 43485 (094460E5)

Date: 12/15/1980
Time: 14:10
Location: SOUTHEAST LONDON, ENG
Description: 40+observer(s). Odd object hovers and divides and regroups. Darts and shoots straight up… .
Type: sighting
Reference: GOOD, Timothy: ABOVE TOP SECRET; Sidgewick & Jackson, London 1987 & Quill Books, 1988. 592pp. (Index 76)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14072

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, TCH: New technical details/clues, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “11”, Duration: “75”, HatchDesc: “SE LONDON,ENG:40+OBS:ODD OBJ HVRS+DIVIDES+REGROUPS:DARTS+SHOOTS STRAIGHT UP…”, LatLong: “51.383336 -0.000000”, LatLongDMS: “51:23:00 N 00:00:00 W”, Locale: “Metropolis”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43486 (F06D325A)

Date: 12/15/1980
Location: London, UK
Description: Over 40 people in the southeastern part of London, England saw a UFO hover, divide into pieces, re-group, dart a short distance, and then shoot straight up. (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5346

Event 43487 (B6F0CC32)

Date: 12/15/1980
Locations: Orpington Hospital redevelopment site in London, England; Seal Chart near Sevenoaks, Kent
Description: 3:00 p.m. About 40 witnesses at the Orpington Hospital redevelopment site in London, England, watch a UFO that alternately hovers, moves slowly, shoots across the sky, and finally divides into three and disappears straight up at 4:15 p.m. The object is an elongated triangular shape with a reddish-orange nose, silvery body, and diamond-blue rear section, with its nose pointing southeast. Peter McSherry, clerk of works for Lovell (Southern) Ltd estimates its height at 50,000 feet. A video of the object is taken in the presence of other witnesses at Seal Chart near Sevenoaks, Kent, and although it shows only a point of light in a cloudless sky, it does corroborate the sighting.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Good Above, pp. 76–79
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6214

Event 43488 (BB7E1152)

Date: 12/15/1980
Description: In 1980 over 40 people in the southeastern part of London, England saw a UFO hover, divide into pieces, re-group, dart a short distance, and then shoot straight up.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 76
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8423

Event 43489 (EF9CCD04)

Date: 12/17/1980
Description: (Translated from French) An English television channel broadcasts a short excerpt of a 30-minute film shot near Sevenoaks (Kent) showing the unknown object of the day before. The film is authenticated by 15 witnesses. (December 17)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2892

Event 43490 (9F8B30B9)

Date: 12/17/1980
Time: 17:30
Location: PINTERVILLE, FR
Description: 2 / home. Luminous yellow ball going up [to] over house. Instant speed. Circles area. Stops.
Type: sighting
Reference: LUMIERES DANS la NUIT (LDLN), Paris. Bimonthly since 1957. LDLN B.P.3; 77123 Le Vaudoue, FRANCE. (Index 213)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14073

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground

Extra Data: Country: “France”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “PINTERVILLE,FR:2/HOME:LUMn.YLW BALL ↑ OVR HOUSE:INSTANT SPEED:CCLS AREA:STOPS”, LatLong: “49.200002 1.183333”, LatLongDMS: “49:12:00 N 01:11:00 E”, Locale: “Residential”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EUR”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43491 (75A98622)

Date: 12/17/1980
Location: Greenup County, KY
Description: No details except 5 witnesses of a C1. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5347

Event 43492 (886F5F1C)

Date: 12/17/1980
Time: 15:10:00.1
Location: 37.3248 -116.3117
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: Britain Name: “Serpa” Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 150KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1780

Extra Data: LatLong: “37.3248 -116.3117”, LatLongDMS: “37:19:29 N 116:18:42 W”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “Britain”, NukeDepth: “0.57”, NukeMb: “5.10”, NukeName: “Serpa”, NukeSource: “DOE”, NukeType: “NUCUG”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “150”

Event 43493 (7DDFB3D2)

Date: 12/18/1980
Time: 15:30
Location: 2 miles west of Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, NV
Description: A Las Vegas pilot for Omni Airlines and his teenage passenger escaped uninjured after a midair collision with an unidentified object that ripped off part of the right wing and sent their plane into an uncontrollable spin at 5000ft. The pilot nursed his crippled Cessna 172 back to North Las Vegas Airport. The object striked with such force that it almost ripped off the wing. He stated he thought it was a missile. The object appeared as “just a streak” as it fell past the nose of the plane. Nellis Air Force Base spokesman said there were no Nellis-based aircraft or missiles anywhere in the area at the time of the accident. The spokesman added that AF jets enroute to the test range rarely approached the area. A call was immediately placed to Palmdale’s regional facility for radar emergency response.
Type: midair collision
Reference: AERIAL PHENOMENON CLIPPING INFORMATION CENTER, Cleveland OH, Feb. 1981, Vol. 6 No 2
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_918

Attributes: Nellis

Event 43494 (434821B4)

Date: 12/18/1980 (approximate)
Location: COLESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Description: Several observer(s). Odd glowing cloud / clear sky. Funnel / light going down / ground.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 159)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14074

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), CIG: Torpedo/cigar/cylinder shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., TCH: New technical details/clues, CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “Republic of South Africa”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “5”, HatchDesc: “COLESBURG,S.AFRICA:SVRL OBS:ODD GLOWING CLOUD/CLEAR SKY:FUNNEL/LITE↓/GND:”, LatLong: “-30.761113 25.055557”, LatLongDMS: “30:45:40 S 25:03:20 E”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “CAP”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43495 (C3A667E6)

Date: 12/18/1980
Time: 22:00?
Location: SOUTH JOSE DO RIO PRETO, BRZ
Description: 4 observer(s). Animals run. 25cm silver sphere/orb/globe going [to] by. 16 musical tones.
Type: sighting
Reference: MUFON UFO JOURNAL, Seguin, TX USA. Monthly. (Index 310)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14075

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, PRB: Probe: Possibly remote controlled, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers, TCH: New technical details/clues

Extra Data: Country: “Brazil”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “20”, Elev: “456”, HatchDesc: “S.JOSE do RIO PRETO,BRZ:4 OBS:ANIMALS RUN:25cm SLVR ORB > BY:16 MUSICAL TONES”, LatLong: “-20.816668 -49.383336”, LatLongDMS: “20:49:00 S 49:23:00 W”, Locale: “Pasture”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “São Paulo”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43496 (11D2FA28)

Date: 12/18/1980
Location: Rio, Brazil
Description: Cows and horses alerted, then ran as small light flew by (NICAP: 04 - Animal Reactions)
Reference: NICAP: 801218
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5348

Event 43497 (52E97D0E)

Date: 12/18/1980
Description: Several witnesses on a farm in Colesburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa watched an odd glowing cloud-like object with a hazy funnel of light that reached downward to the ground for five minutes on an otherwise clear night.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Cynthia Hind, MUFON UFO Journal, May 1981, p. 8
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8496

Event 43498 (FBFBC3E0)

Date: 12/18/1980
Description: On the same night on a farm in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, four men and women watched farm animals (cows and horses) panic and run from a 10-inch wide flying silver sphere that flew around for 30 seconds.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Cynthia Newby Luce, MUFON investigation files database, case #931248J
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8497

Event 43499 (DC931938)

Date: Winter 1980
Location: Great Britain, Hull
Description: (Translated from French) In the early morning hours, Mrs. A. woke up: flashing lights illuminated the window. She thought it was a helicopter, but the lights did not move. So she thought the helicopter was on fire, got up and went to the window. She was shocked by what she saw and went to wake up her 15-year-old son Billy. About 50 meters away there was an orange-red, triangular-shaped object “on its side” above the grassy area of the park behind their house, about 25 to 30 meters from the ground. The entire object was glowing and incandescent like coal in a stove. The object pulsed, becoming smaller and more orange, then larger and redder, with black spots appearing on the red glow. When they opened the window they saw it better, a series of portholes ran along the length of the object, and a strong yellow light was coming out of it. They could see inside the object, it was yellow and apparently empty. At first stationary, it began to move away slowly at about 20 km/h. On the back there were two panels that were so bright it looked like a furnace; The object went towards the buildings on the other side of the park, it was at 2/3 of their height and there it stopped, slowly turning on its axis and moving to the right to go around the buildings. Behind these buildings was a 125 meter high factory chimney. The object was heading towards the chimney, changing course without jerks. The object was observed until it was out of sight, for 10 to 15 minutes. (1980-1981, Winter)
Reference: Ufo Reality, issue 4, p. 52 - 1996
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3096

Event 43500 (C4195804)

Date: 12/21/1980
Time: 21:30
Location: KUNMING, CH
Description: Luminous/glowing white object hangs by moon. Then shoots going quickly east stopping 3X. Absolute(ly) silent.
Type: sighting
Reference: DONG, Paul: UFO’s Over MODERN CHINA. 1983 UFO Photo Archives; P. O. Box 17206; Tucson, AZ 85710. (Index 203)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14076

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), CMF: Camouflage/disguise

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “KUNMING,CH:LUMn WHITE OBJ HANGS BY MOON:THEN SHOOTS>>E STOPPING 3X:ABS.SLNT:”, LatLong: “25.016668 102.716672”, LatLongDMS: “25:01:00 N 102:43:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “YNN”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43501 (D08BC09B)

Date: 12/25/1980
Time: 21:20
Location: PACO DE ARCOS, PRT
Description: Pink ovoid going southwest over Atlantic Ocean. Sea roils. Turns inland going southeast. Heat felt.
Type: sighting
Reference: UFO - Rivista di informazione Ufologica; 2 issues/year CISU. Giovanni Settimo ed.; C.P.82, 10100 Torino, ITALY. (Index 10)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14077

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, WAV: Wave/cluster/flap, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, FBL: Fireball: Blazing undistinguished form/orb., NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Portugal”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “PACO de ARCOS,PRT:PINK OVOID >SW OVR ATL:SEA ROILS:TURNS INLAND>SE:HEAT FELT”, LatLong: “38.700002 -9.283334”, LatLongDMS: “38:42:00 N 09:17:00 W”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “EST”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43502 (0AF18C1D)

Date: 12/25/1980
Locations: northwest Europe; Police stations
Description: 9:00 p.m. Soviet spy satellite Kosmos 749 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere, breaks into several pieces, and creates a spectacular fireworks display over northwest Europe. Police stations, coast guards, and the RAF receive hundreds of calls reporting four or five “comet-like objects leaving bright trails.” Astronomers also record three fireball meteors the same night, the largest and brightest appearing at 3:00 a.m.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: UFOFiles2, p. 105
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6215

Event 43503 (6FC76074)

Date: 12/26/1980
Time: ~00:10
Location: SUDBOURNE, SUFFOLK
Description: 1 observer. Mushroom-saucer over farmhouse. Goes going west. Dog sick and soon dies.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny: FROM OUT OF THE BLUE; Berkley Books, NY 1993 PB 233pp. (Index 2)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14078

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “6”, Duration: “2”, HatchDesc: “SUDBOURNE,SUFFOLK:1 OBS:MUSHROOM-SCR OVR FARMHOUSE:GOES >W:DOG SICK+SOON DIES”, LatLong: “52.116669 1.533333”, LatLongDMS: “52:07:00 N 01:32:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43504 (6B1184E7)

Date: 12/26/1980
Time: 03:00
Location: LOWESTOFT, SUFFOLK
Description: 3 RADAR’s. Fast 737-size blip crosses coast going SSW toward(s) Bentwaters.
Type: sighting
Reference: RANDLES, Jenny: FROM OUT OF THE BLUE; Berkley Books, NY 1993 PB 233pp. (Index 5)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14079

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), RDR: Radar traces/blips, MIL: Military investigation

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “8”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “LOWESTOFT,SUFFOLK:3 RDRs:FAST 737-SIZE BLIP CROSSES COAST >SSW TWRD BENTWATERS”, LatLong: “52.450003 1.700000”, LatLongDMS: “52:27:00 N 01:42:00 E”, Locale: “Coastlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43505 (6F82B781)

Date: 12/26/1980
Time: 22:30
Location: RENDLESHAM FOREST, ENGL
Description: Delta/triangle/box-like craft back. Well observed and taped. Military all over. / MJ#203+/ r81p26.
Type: sighting
Reference: Book: RANDLES, Jenny: UFO Crash Landing? 1998 Blandford, UK ISBN 0-7137-2655-5. Full account/1980 Rendlesham events.
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14080

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, HQO: High-quality observer(s), DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, RDA: Radiation/high energy fields detected, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “200”, HatchDesc: “RENDLESHAM FOREST,ENGL:DLT BACK:WELL OBSD+TAPED:MIL ALL OVER:/MJ#203+/r81p26”, LatLong: “52.083336 1.416667”, LatLongDMS: “52:05:00 N 01:25:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “10”

Event 43506 (84C05197)

Date: 12/26/1980
Time: 04:07:09.3
Location: 49.8630 78.1190
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed. Country: USSR Yield: .001KT YieldMax: 20KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1596

**Extra Da

ta:** LatLong: “49.8630 78.1190”, LatLongDMS: “49:51:47 N 78:07:08 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “4.50”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS”, NukeY: “.001”, NukeYMax: “20”

Event 43507 (48C6D45F)

Date: 12/26/1980
Locations: Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England; RAF Woodbridge [now MOD Woodbridge]; Orfordness Lighthouse
Description: 3:00 a.m. A series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occur just outside RAF Woodbridge [now MOD Woodbridge], used at the time by the United States Air Force. USAF personnel, including deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt, claim to experience a UFO event. A security patrol (A1C John Burroughs and S/Sgt Budd Steffens) near the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge sees lights apparently descending into nearby Rendlesham Forest. These lights are attributed by astronomers to a piece of natural debris seen burning up as a fireball over southern England at the time. The observers initially think it is a downed aircraft but, when others (S/Sgt James Penniston, Burroughs, and A1C Edward Cabansag) enter the forest to investigate they see, according to Halt’s memo, a glowing object, metallic in appearance, with colored lights. As they attempt to approach the object, it appears to move through the trees, and “the animals on a nearby farm went into a frenzy.” Penniston later claims he and Burroughs encountered a “craft of unknown origin” while in the forest, which he photographs and touches, although there is no publicized mention of this at the time and no corroboration from other witnesses. (Burroughs only reports a blinding white light.) Shortly after 4:00 a.m., local police are called to the scene, but they report that the only lights they can see are those from the Orfordness Lighthouse, a few miles away on the coast. After daybreak, Burroughs and Penniston return to a small clearing near the eastern edge of the forest and find three small impressions on the ground in a triangular pattern, as well as burn marks and broken branches on nearby trees. At 10:30 a.m., the Suffolk Constabulary are called out again, this time to see the impressions, which they think could have been made by an animal. Georgina Bruni, in her book You Can’t Tell the People (2000), publishes a photo of the supposed landing site taken on the morning after the first sighting.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6216

Event 43508 (CF012C83)

Date: 12/27/1980
Location: RAF Woodbridge
Description: USAF UFO report signed by Lt. Col. Charles I. Halt, Deputy Base Commander, RAF Woodbridge stating: Two USAF security police patrolmen saw a UFO either hovering or on legs outside the backgate, Woodbridge. Being early morning, it illuminated the entire forest with a white light. Description: Metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, pulsing red light on top and banks of blue lights underneath. Approx. 2–3 meters across and 2 meters high. It maneuvered through the trees and disappeared.
Type: ufo sighting
Reference: Pea Research (“Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p456)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_722
See also: 12/29/1980

Event 43509 (E0743939)

Date: 12/27/1980
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Woodbridge (Suffolk)
Description: (Translated from French) At around 3:00am, two USAF security police on patrol saw an unusual light at the back exit of RAF Woodbridge. They were given permission to go and investigate, as they believed it to be a plane crash. Three men were sent on foot. They reported seeing a luminous object, of metallic appearance and triangular shape, 2/3 of a mile from the base, and 2m in altitude. The object was illuminating the entire forest with a white light. The object itself had a pulsing red light at its top and one or more blue bands of light on the underside. The object hovered in a stationary position, or stood on legs. As the patrol approached, the object maneuvered between the trees and disappeared. Meanwhile, the animals at the nearby farm were in a “frenzy”. The object was briefly seen again an hour later, again near the back exit of the camp. The next day, three depressions 1 1/2" deep and 7" in diameter were found at the spot where the object was seen. The next day (December 29, 1980) the area was scanned for radiation. Beta/Gamma readings of around 0.1 milliroentgens were recorded, with a maximum in the three depressions and at the center of them. A nearby tree showed a moderate reading (.05-.07) on the side facing the depressions.
Reference: FOIA document
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3091

Event 43510 (BB35A7FB)

Date: 12/27/1980
Location: GREAT BRITAIN, Rendlesham (Suffolk)
Description: (Translated from French) (Source: Did the Americans drop a satellite on Suffolk? Rendlesham Forest, 27/28 December 1980) During the night of 27th to 28th December, more than 50 people, both civilians and military, make their comments after the observation of a UFO. This ranges from an extraterrestrial vessel, to the dropping of hard drugs, to secret military experiments. But I propose the facts: Big Bird 16, a USAF low altitude spy satellite, is launched from Vandenberg base in California on June 18th, 1980 and is placed in a very wide polar orbit. This satellite carries six capsules, to be recovered. The 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS), based in Woodbridge, is one of the units designated to collect the capsules when they enter the atmosphere. The satellite flies over the Arctic at 27,000 km/h, and north of Norway, in the night of 27/28 December 1980 and drops one of its capsules. While the mother satellite continues to orbit, the capsule enters the atmosphere above the North Sea, heading SSW. Some Lockheed HC-130 Hercules planes and a group of HH-53C helicopters from the 67th ARRS wait above the Dogger Bank, the planes at altitude, the helicopters near the water. But the parachutes of the capsule do not open. The capsule continues to descend without being braked, on its initial trajectory, flying too high and too fast for the planes that await it. This trajectory of the capsule leads it directly to the RAF base at Woodbridge. As soon as the alert was given about the failing parachutes, the capsule is seen on fire above Lowestoft, and the crash takes place in the woods of Rendlesham. The whole base participates in the search. (…) (1980, December 27-28)
Reference: Richard Kidd and Michael Akeroyd, August 1996
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3092

Event 43511 (60F902B8)

Date: 12/27/1980
Description: (Translated from French) The radars at the RAF Watton (Norfolk) base detect an unknown flying over the North Sea towards the coast. It disappears from the screens around the Rendlesham Forest. At roughly the same time, near the forest, the security guards at the gate of the USAF RAF Woodbridge base see lights descending from the sky towards the trees. They are given permission to investigate and they leave the base in a Jeep. (3 h)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2893

Event 43512 (05E8FBDA)

Date: 12/27/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Rendlesham Incident: While serving as base commander at Bentwaters Air Base in southern England, Colonel Halt observes and investigates various anomalous objects appearing in the sky over Rendlesham Forest. The observations occur over two distinct nights during the week following Christmas. (5:30)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2894

Event 43513 (BF51667D)

Date: 12/27/1980
Time: 01:50
Location: NEAR MARTLESHAM, SUFFLK
Description: Night light follows car. Going up [to] fast. Cows stampede. Many separate observer(s). / r81p74.
Type: sighting
Reference: HALL, Richard: The UFO Evidence II: HB: Scarecrow Press Lanham, MD. http://www.scarecrowpress.com ISBN 0-8108-3881-8 (Index 99)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14081

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NLT: Nightlights/points of light, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), OBS: Observation/chasing vehicles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “9”, Duration: “3”, HatchDesc: “nr MARTLESHAM,SUFFLK:NLT FOLOS CAR:↑fast:COWS STAMPEDE:MANY SEP.OBS:/r81p74”, LatLong: “52.066669 1.300000”, LatLongDMS: “52:04:00 N 01:18:00 E”, Locale: “Forest”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “6”

Event 43514 (63D798F8)

Date: 12/27/1980
Time: 03:00
Location: ESE / WOODBRIDGE, ENG
Description: 12’ delta/triangle/box-like craft / ground. Electro-magnetic effect (EME). Radiation/radioactivity. Movies. Coverup? / MJ#203+/ r81p16+/ r41p99.
Type: sighting
Reference: BERLINER, Don & HUNEEUS, Antonio: UFO BRIEFING DOCUMENT The Best Available Evidence, Nov. 1995 CUFOS/FUFOR/MUFO. 128pp 8x11. (Index 59)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14082

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CST: Observer(s) in coastal area/just offshore, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), NWS: News media report, MID: Likely mis-identification, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NLT: Nightlights/points of light, OID: Humanoid: Small alien or “Grey”, RAY: Odd light/searchlight/beam/laser-like, MST: Missing time or time anomaly, ABD: Human or animal abduction, DRT: Dirt/soil traces/marks/footprints etc., VEG: Plants affected or sampled/crop circles, ANI: Animals affected or injuries/marks, HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, LND: UFO landing or any part touches ground, PHT: Photos/movies/videos taken, RDR: Radar traces/blips, RDA: Radiation/high energy fields detected, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, MIL: Military investigation, GSA: Covert Security Agency, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “Great Britain and Ireland”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “45”, HatchDesc: “ESE/WOODBRIDGE,ENG:12’DLT/GND:EME:RDA:MOVIES:COVERUP?:/MJ#203+/r81p16+/r41p99”, LatLong: “52.072225 1.444445”, LatLongDMS: “52:04:20 N 01:26:40 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “England”, Strangeness: “7”

Event 43515 (E7FECE38)

Date: 12/27/1980
Time: 21:30
Location: NEAR LANZHOU, CHINA
Description: 2 observer(s). Blue delta/triangle/box-like craft rotates and wobbles going northwest. Edge flashes yellow.
Type: sighting
Reference: INTERNATIONAL UFO REPORTER (IUR) Bimonthly. CUFOS, Chicago. Highly regarded. (Index 90)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14083

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, MID: Likely mis-identification, DLT: Delta/vee/boomerang/rectangular shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), SIG: Signals/responses to/from/between UFO’s/occupants/observers

Extra Data: Country: “China”, Credibility: “7”, Duration: “8”, HatchDesc: “nr LANZHOU,CHINA:2 OBS:BLU DLT ROTATES+WOBBLES >NW:EDGE FLASHES YELLOW”, LatLong: “36.050002 103.783338”, LatLongDMS: “36:03:00 N 103:47:00 E”, Locale: “Town & City”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “GNS”, Strangeness: “5”

Event 43516 (1A146646)

Date: 12/27/1980
Location: Greenup County, KY
Description: No details except 5 witnesses of a C1. (NICAP: 01 - Distant Encounters)
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5349

Event 43517 (66E90DFD)

Date: 12/27/1980
End date: 12/30/1980
Location: Rendlesham, UK
Description: Air Force security police encounter with landed craft in Rendlesham Forest, physical evidence (section II). (NICAP: 08 - Photographic Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 801227-30
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5350

Event 43518 (AC5A96A5)

Date: 12/27/1980
End date: 12/30/1980
Location: Rendlesham Forest, UK
Description: Late Dec. 1980; Rendlesham Forest, England, Col. Halt Case (NICAP: 10 - Nuclear Connection)
Reference: NICAP: 801227-30
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5351

Event 43519 (4B4EB371)

Date: 12/27/1980
End date: 12/30/1980
Location: Bentwaters AFB, UK
Description: Air Force security police encounter with landed craft in Rendlesham Forest, physical evidence
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_365

Event 43520 (9A736317)

Date: 12/27/1980
Time: 04:09:10.6
Location: 50.0630 78.9820
Description: Nuclear test: Underground, confirmed, salvo. Country: USSR Yield: 20KT YieldMax: 170KT
Type: atomic
Reference: “columbia.edu: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Reference: “archive.org: Worldwide Nuclear Explosions”, by Yang, North, Romney, and Richards
Source: NukeExplosions, ID: NukeExplosions_1597

Extra Data: LatLong: “50.0630 78.9820”, LatLongDMS: “50:03:47 N 78:58:55 E”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, NukeCountry: “USSR”, NukeDepth: “0.00”, NukeMb: “5.90”, NukeSource: “AWE-JED”, NukeType: “NUCS_SALVO”, NukeY: “20”, NukeYMax: “170”

Event 43521 (52867FEE)

Date: 12/27/1980
Location: Yantan Park, Lanzhou, Gansu province, China
Description: 9:30 p.m. Construction workers skating in Yantan Park, Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, notice a red triangular object moving slowly in the eastern sky. It moves above them and they notice it has a misty circle surrounding it and a dark red center. It also has a gray protuberance that shines a brilliant light, and the outer edge emits regular flashes of yellow light. They watch it for 7 minutes until it disappears in the northwest.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: “The Chinese Connection…and Some Wholesome Chinese Philosophy,” IUR 7, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1982): 13
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6217

Event 43522 (7B134AE6)

Date: 12/27/1980
Description: Bentwaters AFB, England - A famous close encounter landing with radar confirmation, and a possible encounter with humanoids occurred in the early morning hours between Bentwaters and Woodbridge RAF/USAF Bases. The case involved many military personnel, including the base commander, Colonel Halt. A nocturnal light had been sighted repeatedly over several nights prior to this encounter. On the night in question a 12 foot wide cone-shaped object was encountered near the ground outside the west gate of the Bentwaters base. According to several of the military witnesses, the UFO shone light beams into the nuclear weapons storage area, them landed or hovered quite close to the ground in the forest outside the base. A USAF security patrol outside the back gate of RAF Woodbridge likely had the closest encounter. The UFO they saw hovered at treetop level, and was described as being round with a red light on top and several blue lights underneath. It was surrounded by a yellow mist. It landed in a field, illuminating the ground, then shot up. Larry Warren, one of the military enlisted men present, claims that UFO occupants were seen on this occasion. At the same time, in nearby Martlesham in Suffolk county, a nocturnal light followed a car and then shot up into the air, causing a herd of cows to stampede.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 26, 77, Jenny Randles, From Out of the Blue, p. 16; Illobrand von Ludwiger, Best UFO Cases–Europe, p. 15; Michael David Hall, UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 320; Peter Brookesmith, UFO: The Complete Sightings, p. 123
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8625

Event 43523 (B09D93F2)

Date: 12/28/1980
Locations: RAF Woodbridge; Orfordness Lighthouse
Description: 1:48 a.m. RAF Woodbridge Deputy Base Commander Charles Halt visits the alleged December 26 landing site with 20–30 servicemen (including John Burroughs, Sgt. Adrian Bustinza, Sgt. Bobby Ball, and Sgt. Monroe Nevels). They take radiation readings in the triangle of depressions and in the surrounding area using an AN/PDR-27, a standard US military radiation survey meter. Although they record 70–100 microR/hr at the landing site, in other regions they detect only 30–40 microR/hr, around the background level. Furthermore, they detect a similar small “burst” over half a mile away from the landing site. Halt records the events on a microcassette recorder, the “Halt tape,” released to UFO researchers in 1984 by Col. Sam Morgan, who has succeeded Ted Conrad as Halt’s superior. The tape chronicles Halt’s investigation in the forest in real time. During this investigation, a flashing light is seen across the field to the east, almost in line with a farmhouse, as the witnesses had seen on the first night. The Orfordness Lighthouse is visible further to the east in the same line of sight. Later, three star-like lights are seen in the sky, two to the north and one to the south, about 10° above the horizon. The brightest of these hovers for 2–3 hours and seems to beam down a stream of light from time to time. Astronomers have explained these as merely bright stars. In June 2010, retired Col. Charles Halt signs a notarized affidavit, in which he again summarizes what happened, then states he believes the event to be extraterrestrial and covered up by both the UK and US military. Contradictions between this affidavit and the facts as recorded at the time in Halt’s memo (dated January 13, 1981) and tape recording (made December 28) have been pointed out. In 2010, base commander Col. Ted Conrad provides a statement about the incident to UFO researcher David Clarke. Conrad states that “We saw nothing that resembled Lieutenant Colonel Halt’s descriptions either in the sky or on the ground” and that “We had people in position to validate Halt’s narrative, but none of them could.” In an interview, Conrad criticizes Halt for the claims in his affidavit, saying “he should be ashamed and embarrassed by his allegation that his country and Britain both conspired to deceive their citizens over this issue. He knows better.” Conrad also disputes the testimony of Sgt. James Penniston, who claims to have touched an alien spacecraft; he had interviewed Penniston at the time and he had not mentioned any such occurrence. Conrad also suggests that the entire incident was a hoax.
Reference: Eberhart
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6218

Event 43524 (474C4C3A)

Date: 12/28/1980
End date: 12/29/1980
Locations: RAF Woodbridge; Capel Green; Orfordness Lighthouse
Description: Around 12:00 midnight. USAF A1C Larry Warren claims he is on patrol at RAF Woodbridge with other servicemen who are bringing lighting equipment to a large clearing called Capel Green. At 12:30 a.m., he is directed into the woods to “investigate a disturbance.” They soon come to a large field where about 40 military personnel are gathered. They are ordered to surround what appears to be a bright fog or mist. When his group enters the field, Warren sees it is a glowing, yellow-green, circular object not more than 12 inches in height. Two officers walk around it with Geiger counters, someone takes photos, and another operates a movie camera. He hears shouts of “Here it comes!” and sees a small red light that quickly approaches his group at 1:30 a.m. The basketball-sized object makes a downward arc and hovers at 20 feet above the ground. It then explodes in a blinding flash that gives off no heat. Instantly, about 25 away, Warren claims he sees a large, pyramid-shaped object topped by a glowing red light. Covering the entire surface are what look like boxes and pipes. An officer orders Bustinza and Warren (now feeling nauseous) to approach within 10–15 feet of the object. Before long they are ordered further back. A staff car arrives, carrying Col. Gordon Williams and his staff. From far behind the object comes a bright bluish ball of light. Warren claims he can see large-headed beings inside. He sees Col. Williams approach the beings and stare at them. Warren arrives back at Security Control at 4:30 a.m. Most ufologists find Warren’s account unreliable, and the book he coauthored, Left at East Gate, is withdrawn by the publisher, Cosimo, in 2017 after finding “inaccurate or embellished” testimony. In 2010, Jenny Randles, who first reported the Rendlesham case in the London Evening Standard in 1981 and coauthored with local researchers the first book on the case in 1984, Sky Crash: A Cosmic Conspiracy, emphasizes her previously expressed doubts that the incident was caused by extraterrestrial visitors. While suggesting that an unidentified phenomenon might have caused parts of the case, she notes: “Whilst some puzzles remain, we can probably say that no unearthly craft were seen in Rendlesham Forest. We can also argue with confidence that the main focus of the events was a series of misperceptions of everyday things encountered in less than everyday circumstances.” The most plausible skeptical explanation is that the sightings are due to a combination of several factors. The initial sighting on December 26, when the airmen saw something apparently descending into the forest, coincides with the appearance of a bright fireball over southern England; such fireballs are a common source of UFO reports. The supposed landing marks are identified by police and foresters as rabbit diggings. According to the witness statements from December 26, the flashing light seen from the forest lay in the same direction as the Orfordness Lighthouse. When the eyewitnesses attempted to approach the light, they realized it was further off than they thought. Timings on Halt’s tape recording indicate that the light he saw, which lay in the same direction as the light seen two nights earlier, flashed every five seconds, which was the flash rate of the Orfordness Lighthouse. The star-like objects that Halt reported hovering low to the north and south are thought by some skeptics to have been misinterpretations of bright stars distorted by atmospheric and optical effects. No evidence has emerged to confirm that anything came down in the forest. However, Nick Redfern in The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy alleges that the events were created by US and UK military as part of a series of top-secret experiments involving ball lightning and the “use of sophisticated holograms and hallucinogens” to test the reactions of the personnel exposed to them.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Rendlesham Forest incident”; NICAP, “Rendlesham Forest Encounter / Halt Case”; Brenda Butler, Dot Street, and Jenny Randles, Sky Crash, Grafton, 1984; Jenny Randles, “Mystery at Rendlesham,” IUR 9, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1984): 10–11, 15; “A Flashlight in the Forest,” The Guardian (UK), January 5, 1985, p. 9; Robert H. Coddington, “An Analysis of the Rendlesham Forest Incident Tape,” IUR 10, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1985): 9–13; Jenny Randles, “The Cover-Up in England,” IUR 12, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1987): 9–12, 20; Jenny Randles, “A Fire in the Forest: New Light on the Rendlesham Landing,” IUR 13, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1988): 4–17, 21; Jenny Randles, “Rendlescam,” IUR 14, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1989): 16–18; Good Above, pp. 79–96, 456; Nick Pope, Open Skies, Closed Minds, Simon & Schuster, 1996, pp. 141–165; Larry Warren and Peter Robbins, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up, and Investigation, Marlowe, 1996; Jenny Randles, UFO Crash Landing? Friend or Foe? The Full Story of the Rendlesham Forest Close Encounter, Blandford, 1998; Jenny Randles, “Seeing the Forest for the Trees: New Twists in the Bentwaters Case,” IUR 23, no. 2 (Summer 1998): 16–19, 29–30; Don Berliner, with Marie Galbreath and Antonio Huneeus, UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence, Dell, 2000, pp. 105–111; Georgina Bruni, You Can’t Tell the People, Sidgwick & Jackson, 2000; Jenny Randles and Richard Hall, “The Rendlesham Forest Case: Point/Counterpoint,” IUR 25, no. 3 (Fall 2000): 8–15, 30; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest: The British MoD File,” IUR 26, no. 3 (Fall 2001): 21–25, 30–32; Ian Ridpath, “The Rendlesham Forest UFO Case,” Ian Ridpath, February 28, 2003; “Rendlesham: UFO Hoax,” Inside Out: BBC, June 30, 2003; Dave Cosnette, “The Bentwaters Rendlesham Forest Incident,” January 2005; Michael D. Swords, GrassRoots UFOs: Case Reports from the Timmerman Files, Fund for UFO Research, 2005, pp. 145–146; Kean, pp. 169–173, 179–188; UFOFiles2, pp. 105–115; Nick Pope, with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, Thistle, 2014; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest Genesis: Part One,” Fortean Times 336 (February 2016): 24–25; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest Genesis: Part Two,” Fortean Times 337 (March 2016): 28–29; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest Genesis: Part Three,” Fortean Times 338 (April 2016): 26–27; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest Genesis: Part Four,” Fortean Times 339 (May 2016): 26–27; Jenny Randles, “Rendlesham Forest Genesis: Part Five,” Fortean Times 340 (June 2016): 28–29; Andrew Pike, The Rendlesham File: Britain’s Roswell? Flying Disk Press, 2017; Nukes 403–443; Clark III 950; Matt Salusbury, “Rendlesham Revisited,” Fortean Times 387 (Christmas 2019): 28–29; Jim Penniston and Gary Osborn, The Rendlesham Enigma: Book 1, Timeline, The Authors, 2019; “Colonel Charles Halt Returns to Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, Sept. 8th 2019,” David Young Paranormal Dimensions Radio Presenter YouTube channel, October 6, 2019; Nick Redfern, The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy, Lisa Hagan, 2020; Jim Penniston and Gary Osborn, “The Full Report,” The Rendlesham Forest Incident Official Website; Jim Penniston and Gary Osborn, “Witness Statements,” The Rendlesham Forest Incident Official Website; Jim Penniston and Gary Osborn, “Others Involved,” The Rendlesham Forest Incident Official Website; Center for UFO Studies, [Rendlesham case documents]
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6219

Event 43525 (01AE1A30)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: RAF Woodbridge
Description: Lt. Col. C. I. Halt, sees a UFO that separates into 5 UFOs and later sees 3 other UFOs.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Pea Research (“Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good p456)
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_723
See also: 12/27/1980

Event 43526 (4469CB55)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: Dayton, TX
Description: A low flying UFO was escorted by a large number of helicopters (23) including some Chinooks and possibly Hueys, near Dayton, Texas. It was probably escorted to the Top Secret underground installation within Fort Hood, Texas. The secret air force base is NOT listed in the Air Force Officer’s Guide or the Air Force Almanac (it is an Army AFB). The name of the Secret base is Gray AAF, Texas. The special group piloting the helicopters escort for UFO are known as the “BLUE BOYS”. The Texas Department of Public Safety works closely with Gray AAF on UFO cases.
Type: ufo sightings
Reference: Pea Research
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_724
See also: 6/6/88

Event 43527 (330B511E)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: north of Houston, TX
Description: Cash-Landrum incident. It was investigated by ex-Col. John B. Alexander on behalf of the inspector General of the Pentagon.
Type: ufo encounter
Reference: link
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_725

Event 43528 (2D579C7A)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: USA, Huffman, between Caney and Dayton (Texas)
Description: (Translated from French) Case: “Cash-Landrum”. Two middle-aged women and one of their grandson were driving back to Dayton on a deserted secondary road at 7 pm. In front of them they saw a bright red object that suddenly started to descend and hovered in front of them: an enormous diamond-shaped object standing on its point and so bright they could barely look at it. They stopped and looked. Periodically the object would spit out flames that came towards the road; it would then lift up and travel a short distance. All three of them got out of the car but the grandson was so scared that the grandmother took him and locked themselves in the vehicle. The driver stayed outside for a short while and eventually got back in the car. After a quarter of an hour, the object which had been quite loud, also emitting a continuous “beep-beep”, rose above the pine trees, turned on its side and slowly glided south. As it moved away it was surrounded by more than 20 military helicopters identified by the women as CH-47 Chinook. On their way back, all three of them had nausea, severe headaches, diarrhea, skin rashes, stomach ache and intense thirst. The driver had to be hospitalized, her face was swollen and covered in blisters and she stayed in the clinic for a month. Since then all three of them have become highly sensitive to heat, the women lost a lot of their hair, which grew back in 6 months. However, military authorities deny the presence of helicopters in the area that night. (Bob PRATT - USA) Bette Cash, Vicky Landrum and her grandson notice a bright light in the distance while in the car, then see in front of them a vertical diamond, extremely bright, hovering over the road. Helicopters apparently escort the object. A beep-beep is heard, and the temperature rises sharply. The witnesses subsequently suffer from various symptoms, possibly due to exposure to ultraviolet or ionizing rays. Secret craft? (Science et Vie, special edition 1997: 50 years of UFO, Atlas of Unsolved Cases, p. 60 to 63) • HUFFMAN, TEXAS (USA) on 12/29/80 Betty CASH (52 years old), Vicky LANDRUM and her son Colby LANDRUM (7 years old): swollen neck, ears and eyelids; blisters on the face; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; significant hair loss; 15 days of hospitalization
Reference: source UG, page 312
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3094

Event 43529 (A45BF203)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: USA, Woodbridge
Description: (Translated from French) On December 27, 1980, a similar event occurred. This time there were more witnesses, including Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt of the USAF. As they entered the woods, their equipment malfunctioned. A kind of pulsating light was heading towards them. It seemed to be dripping large drops like molten metal. This light suddenly exploded into several pieces. Three fragments remained suspended in the air for two to three hours. The local population also saw them.
Reference: © 1997 Jeroen Slurf and Jeroen Kümeling. Ufo Nieuwsbrief jaargang 1 nr 1
Reference: Mini catalogue chronologique des observations OVNI, by Godelieve Van Overmeire
Source: Overmeire, ID: Overmeire_3095

Event 43530 (4D170247)

Date: 12/29/1980
Description: (Translated from French) Cash/Landrum Incident. (December 29)
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2895

Event 43531 (2A1240F5)

Date: 12/29/1980
Description: (Translated from French) In Puerto Rico, observation of creatures with pointed ears and webbed feet.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2896

Event 43532 (D8DE9765)

Date: 12/29/1980
Description: (Translated from French) The word “extraterrestrial” enters the Petit Larousse Illustré, with the following definition: Outside of the Earth’s atmosphere and as a noun, an inhabitant supposed to be from another planet than Earth.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2897

Event 43533 (E1F36D8F)

Date: 12/29/1980
Time: 21:00
Location: HUFFMAN, TX
Description: Vertical saucer. Heat. Radiation/radioactivity? Beeps. 20+helicopters chase going quickly southwest. Observers sick. / r41p227.
Type: sighting
Reference: The APRO BULLETIN: Monthly. Jim & Coral Lorenzen: Tucson,AZ (USA. defunct) By volume and number. (Index 356)
Source: Hatch, ID: Hatch_UDB_14084

Attributes: GND: Observer(s) on ground, AIR: Observer(s) on aircraft, MIL: Observer(s) military, CIV: Observer(s) civilian, HQO: High-quality observer(s), SCR: Classic saucer/disk/sphere shaped UFO, NOC: No entity/occupant seen by observer(s), HUM: Humans affected: Injury/burns/marks/abduction/death, VEH: Vehicle affected: Marks/damage/EME effects, RDA: Radiation/high energy fields detected, EME: Electro-Magnetic Effects, TRC: Physical traces, TCH: New technical details/clues, INJ: Injuries, illness/death, mutilations, MIL: Military investigation, SND: UFO sounds heard or recorded, COV: Indication of coverup

Extra Data: Country: “USA”, Credibility: “10”, Duration: “30”, Elev: “30”, HatchDesc: “HUFFMAN,TX:VERTCL SCR:HEAT:RDA?:BEEPS:20+COPTERS CHASE>>SW:OBSs SICK:/r41p227”, LatLong: “30.027779 -95.083338”, LatLongDMS: “30:01:40 N 95:05:00 W”, Locale: “Farmlands”, LocationLink:Google Maps”, State/Prov: “Texas”, Strangeness: “9”

Event 43534 (BF410E17)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: Huffman, TX
Description: Cash/Landrum Case (NICAP: 02 - Close Encounters, Code: C, Rating: 5) (NICAP: 06 - Trace Cases)
Reference: NICAP: 801229
Reference: NICAP Listing by Date PDF
Source: NICAP_DB, ID: NICAP_DB_5352

Event 43535 (9F927FFB)

Date: 12/29/1980
Location: Huffman, TX
Description: Diamond- or spindle-shaped object blocked vehicle. Heat, sound, strong physiological effects indicating radioactivity. Mystery helicopters followed UFO
Type: sighting
Reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall
Source: HallUFOEvidence2, ID: HallUFOE2_366

Event 43536 (35DF5D33)

Date: 12/29/1980
Locations: Piney Woods of East Texas near Huffman; Houston; Bergstrom Air Force Base [now Austin-Bergstrom International Airport]
Description: 9:00 p.m. While driving through the Piney Woods of East Texas near Huffman, about 40 miles northeast of Houston, Betty J. Cash and her two passengers notice a bright light ahead. As they draw within about 130 feet, they are confronted by a fiery diamond-shaped object, emitting flames down toward the road. What happens after that is mind-boggling. Betty Cash and Vickie and Colby Landrum suffer apparent radiation illness after watching a flame-spewing UFO and mystery helicopters. Eventually, Cash and Landrum contact their US Senators, Lloyd Bentsen and John Tower, who suggest that the witnesses file a complaint with the Judge Advocate Claims office at Bergstrom Air Force Base [now Austin-Bergstrom International Airport]. In August 1981, Cash, Landrum, and Colby are interviewed at length by personnel at Bergstrom and told that they should hire a lawyer and seek financial compensation for their injuries. With attorney Peter Gersten taking on the case pro bono, the case winds its way through the US courts for several years. Cash and Landrum sue the federal government for $20 million. On August 21, 1986, US District Court Judge Ross N. Sterling dismisses their case, noting that the plaintiffs have not proved that the helicopters are associated with the government and that military officials have testified that US armed forces do not have a large, diamond-shaped aircraft in their possession. Although there is no doubt that the incident occurred, it is now considered by many to be a non-UFO case. In December 2018, Brian Dunning investigates the case and reports his findings on the Skeptoid podcast. He finds that the notes taken by Cash’s cardiologist, Vasudev B. Shenoy, attribute her hair loss to the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, that her other symptoms could be caused by illnesses that started before the incident, and that Landrum’s only documented illness is developing a cataract in one eye. He suspects that “Cash and Landrum wrongly, but honestly, placed the blame for their health problems onto whatever they saw; and even pushed the truth a bit trying to get the Air Force to pay for it.”
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Wikipedia, “Cash-Landrum incident”; NICAP, “Cash/Landrum Case”; “Burns Follow UFO Incident,”APRO Bulletin 29, no. 8 (1981): 1–4; “Physical Effects, Helicopters, and a Fiery UFO,” IUR/Frontiers of Science 3, no. 4 (May/June 1981): 13–14; John Schuessler, “Cash-Landrum Case Closed?” MUFON UFO Journal, no. 222 (October 1986): 12, 17; John Schuessler, “Medical Injuries Resulting from a UFO Encounter,” The Spectrum of UFO Research, CUFOS, 1988, pp. 58–69; John F. Schuessler, The Cash-Landrum Radiation Case, Project VISIT, 1998; “Huffman 1980,” Texas UFO Museum and Research Library, December 11, 2006; Michael D. Swords, “Can UFOs Cause Physiological Effects? Part 2,” IUR 34, no. 1 (September 2011): 4–5; Good Above, pp. 303–305; ClearIntent, pp. 106–108; Good Need, pp. 335–337, 345–346; Clark III 226–228; Curt Collins, “The Cash-Landrum Case UFO Document Collection,” Blue Blurry Lines, October 3, 2019; Project VISIT, [case articles and clippings]
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6220

Event 43537 (4177F809)

Date: 12/29/1980
Description: Shortly after 9 p.m. Betty Cash, age 52, was driving through a pine forest on a rural road near her home in Dayton, Texas with her friend Vickie Landrum, age 57, and Landrum’s grandson, six-year-old Colby. They watched as a brilliant diamond-shaped object descended over the road directly in front of them, spitting flames from its underside. Betty Cash slammed on the brakes and brought the car to a halt about 150 feet away from the UFO. They immediately felt an intense heat inside the car and heard a loud roaring sound. They got out of the car and stared at the blinding light and a metallic structure as big as the 200 foot-tall water tower in Dayton. It was shaped like a diamond with a blunt top. The UFO seemed to be struggling to climb above the treetops, and it was emitting blasts of fire and a continuous roar that reminded the women of a shrill welding torch, only much louder. After ten minutes the object rose above the trees, tilted onto one side, and began moving off slowly toward the south. They then saw up to 23 large, Chinook style helicopters show up in the sky, apparently in pursuit of the object.

(Continued.) On the drive home Betty and Colby said they suffered headaches and later nausea, and over the next several days experienced bouts of vomiting, diarrhea, and skin burns. Betty Cash also lost most of her hair, and on January 2, 1981 was admitted to Houston’s Parkway General Hospital as a burn patient. She spent four of the next five weeks in the hospital.

Cash and Landrum contacted the state police and nearby military bases, but no one could or would provide them with an explanation. Cash was advised to contact John F. Schuessler, a NASA contractor and employee of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, who was a project manager for the Space Shuttle Flight Operation, and is now the Director for MUFON. Schuessler and NASA physicist Alan Holt interviewed the witnesses, who took them to the encounter site. Where the UFO came down over the highway the yellow line had swiggled from the melting heat. “A roughly 20-foot circle of the road surface appeared to have melted and then resolidified,” said Schuessler. Trees in the vicinity were blackened twenty feet above the ground on the side facing the road.

Schuessler also found five other witnesses who had observed the same or a similar UFO the same night. Another eight witnesses, including a Dayton police officer, claimed to have seen the swarm of helicopters but not the UFO. For the next several years Schuessler tried without success to identify the helicopters and where they came from, but there were unconfirmed rumors that the helicopters came from a Texas Air National Guard base.

Health problems continued to plague Betty Cash, Vicky Landrum and Colby. Cash moved to Birmingham, Alabama where, as Dr. Bryan McClelland said in an interview, "The illness that she suffered after her exposure was an absolute classic radiation injury in which she lost skin and hair, then had diarrhea and vomiting. She could not have made it up. Vicky Landrum has subsequently died.
Reference: Johnson
Reference: John F. Schuessler, MUFON case investigation files; Randy Fitzgerald, Reader’s Digest
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8644

Event 43538 (4B707CF8)

Date: 12/31/1980
Description: Near Sacramento, California the main witness, John, was driving on California Highway 5 heading toward Sacramento. Shortly after 10:00 p.m. he spotted a large, dark object coming toward him and moving slowly, left to right. The object passed him, but when he looked behind him it was no longer in sight. “I have to see what this is,” he thought to himself and he intended to pull over at the same time that he started to feel groggy and his truck’s engine began sputtering. He experienced a period of missing time, and the next thing he remembered was that he felt he had just awakened from sleep, although he was driving with both hands on the steering wheel. It struck him as odd that all the holiday traffic was gone and no other vehicles were on the roadway. Thinking only a few minutes had passed, he called his girlfriend to tell her about his unusual experience, and was surprised that she was angry with him because he had been out of touch for nearly three hours. It was already 1:00 a.m. on New Years Day.

(Continued.) In 1992 John underwent hypnotic regression, and was able to remember some of what had happened to him during his missing time episode. He remembered being led somewhere by hand, and having no control. Whoever was leading him seemed to have all the control. John became very agitated as they wanted him to look at something and he didn’t want to. Becoming even more agitated and crying, he remembered that the aliens were showing him tanks and he didn’t want to be there. John could not bear to look at what was being shown to him, and it took two more hypnotic regression sessions to get through his block and remember what he had been looking at. John described a small baby floating in some type of hearvier-than-water fluid. Tearfully, he described one of “them” saying this particular baby was his and that he had to show it some love. John recalled, “They are saying, I am here for a reason, there are a number of them telling me it’s my child, to love it, to feel love for that baby. I need to connect; they tell me it will help the baby feel part of something. I can’t believe this is happening!” After showing John “his baby”, the beings escorted him to another romm he described as “clean, sterile and bright, with a long table in the middle.” John began crying again and said, “I’m telling them I don’t want to do this again.” He recalled the aliens telling him that they were just going to take a sample. He became more agitated and repeated twice, “It’s not right what they are doing…it’s not right!”
Reference: Johnson
Reference: Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Reports, citing Yvonne Smith, Yvonne@ysmith.com.
Source: Johnson, ID: Johnson_8676


Year: 1981, 591 Event(s), (Back to Top)

Event 43539 (4035762D)

Date: 1981
Location: China
Description: The “China Society of UFO Research” (CSUR) research organization was established. More than 600 UFO’s have been reported within the past 5 years in China. Studies will be done on UFO’s and human body science relationships.
Type: research organization
Reference: “Above Top Secret” by Timothy Good page 219
Source: Maj2, ID: Maj2_726

Event 43540 (CF0BAB0B)

Date: 1981
Description: (Translated from French) Bill Moore meets the main victim of his disinformation campaign, Paul Bennewitz.
Reference: rr0 - Beau
Source: rr0, ID: rr0_2898

Event 43541 (1E4CFA6D)

Date: 1981
Location: New York
Description: New York artist Budd Hopkins publishes Missing Time, which first describes his research into abductions that show they are far more plentiful than anyone suspects, biological in purpose, and perhaps lifelong in scope. Hopkins also shows that a period of unexplained missing time is a typical aspect of the abduction experience. The information comes primarily from hypnotic regression performed by licensed psychologist Aphrodite Clamar, who also conducts psychological tests on the abductees.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Budd Hopkins, Missing Time: A Documented Study of UFO Abductions, R. Marek, 1981
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6221

Event 43542 (0097F87B)

Date: 1981
Description: Center for UFO Studies researcher Mark Rodeghier publishes UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, a comprehensive catalog and analysis of 441 cases where UFOs seem to affect cars or motorcycles. He finds that most of these cases occur in the late evening or early morning hours, and that in 35% of the cases, witness estimate they are within 100 feet of the object. Rodeghier also notes a high concentration of four characteristics: the presence of a light beam, loss of control of the vehicle, a physiological effect on the witness, and the UFO chasing the vehicle.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Mark Rodeghier, UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference, CUFOS, 1981
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6222

Event 43543 (8DE5DD5E)

Date: 1981
Location: Newark, Ohio
Description: A husband and wife are sleeping in their farmhouse near Newark, Ohio, when their dogs start barking loudly. They can hear people talking outside their window in a “foreign” language. They do not investigate, but in the morning they find three sets of footprint-like traces outside. They look like elongated scratch marks about 12 inches long, are uniform in shape, and go all the way to the fence line and through it. The couple begins to see a “perfectly round white circle of light,” about 1.5 inches in diameter, moving slowly around in their bedroom each night. The light is seen for about a month, no matter how the blinds and curtains are arranged. Sometimes it would stop moving for hours.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: Michael D. Swords, “A Trick of the Light,” IUR 31, no. 2 (June 2007): 9
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6223

Event 43544 (7B204E0B)

Date: 1981
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Description: The Norsk Institutt for Vitenskapelig Forskning og Opplysning in Trondheim, Norway, begins publishing the NIVFO Bulletin, edited by Gunnar Bertelsen and Kilbjørn Stenødegård. It continues through spring 1995.
Reference: Eberhart
Reference: NIVFO Bulletin, no. 1 (1981)
Source: EberhartUFOI, ID: Eberhart_6224

Event 43545 (EF6FA462)

Date: 1981
Description: Lawyer Andrew Basiago claims he served in a DARPA Project Pegasus in the 1970s which utilized time travel technologies to view different segments of human history. Basiago claims beginning in 1981-1983, he and William B. Stillings worked in a building at 999 N. Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo, CA operated by Hughes Aircraft. Basiago claims there is a “jump room” at this location that allowed