What might have been the first recorded claim of attempted alien abduction came during the Great Airship sightings in the late nineteenth century, early on the evening of November 25, 1896. Colonel H. G. Shaw said he, with a companion, Camille Spooner, had left Lodi, California, "when the horse stopped suddenly and gave a snort of terror."
The light had a powerful effect on the household animals.
Angus Brooks. Animal reaction and dog suffered deteriorating health post UFO encounter.
Ronald Johnson. Ronald and his dog Snowball were suddenly surprised to see an object hovering about two feet off the ground in a grove of trees some twenty-five yards from where he stood.
According to Jacques Vallee, even the animals were traumatized by the sighting.
For about two weeks, every evening at sunset, the sheep would jump out of the pen and run wildly. The dog would furiously try to get into the house at nightfall. He practically destroyed the screen door, and the only way to keep him outside was to replace it with a stronger metal door.
|Mushroom-shaped|Animal Reaction|Injury|Landing Trace|Whirling|
James Richard. Richard's dogs lay quietly inside the house; their behavior seemed oddly out of character.
One 3-ft.-tall humanoid, gold garb, with blue oval object hovering near mobile home; family dog frightened, ran away until next day.
A classic case with vehicle interference and continued phenomena for several days, including massive animal reactions and deaths.
Large object approaches to within 50' of the house. Dog dies. Witnesses feel ill.
Three patrolmen reported seeing a triangular shape object in the forest. Strong animal reaction.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ruppe of Gaffney. The neighborhood dogs were barking in a frenzy. The UFO, described as "about the size of a Winnebago travel-trailer" had two "beams of lights" on the bottom of the object.
Aggressive dogs become uneasy in presence of red light.
Time not given. A 13-year-old boy working at a kennel in Williston, Florida heard a humming noise, and noticed that the dogs were attempting to hide in their pens and whining. As he went out to investigate the area turned red with illumination, and a bright red disc-shaped object hovered only 20 feet over his head. He felt heat coming from the object. When he returned to the dog pens, the dogs barked at him and would not let him inside. (Sources: Robert Gribble, International UFO Reporter, May 1984, p. 16; MUFON UFO Journal, May 1984, p. 11).
Within seconds of their first observation of the object, the witnesses became aware that the object was travelling generally in the direction of a herd of elk that they had been watching all morning. They continued to watch as the object proceeded toward the herd until it succeeded in getting quite close to the animals. The animals apparently remained unaware of the objectís presence until it was within a very short distance of the herd.
Suddenly, the animals bolted, most of the them running up the slope to their east. However, one adult animal was seen by the witnesses to separate itself from the herd and run or trot to generally to the north, perhaps along a logging road. The witnesses report that at this point, the object quickly moved directly above the lone elk and seemed to lift it off the ground, although no visible means of support of the animal was evident to the observers.
|Disc|Animal Reaction|Cattle Mutilation|Rotation|Wobble|
Witness was awaken early at 1:30 AM by pet dog barking at something out side the a bed room window. Witness looked out window and saw a disk about 80 feet away hovering over a close-by artificial pond.
Center for Physical Trace Research - UFO Trace Case Facts
Animal reactions reported.