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Animal Effect Cases

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Custer, South Dakota
October 11, 1994

Animal Reaction Feature:
A man came out of his garage to see why the neighborhood dogs were barking and saw an object pass overhead.  The dogs were barking and whining as the object passed overhead, and the witness thought they were responding to its presence.  He could see no other reason for their behavior.

Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
This witness, 62, retired, two years of police law in his background, heard the dogs and saw the object at about 7:20 p.m. on a clear night.  As the object passed overhead, it turned up on its side and flew south, disappearing over a mountain range.

Independently, a MUFON Field Investigator, 44, and her husband, 41, forester, and her daughter, 20, saw 3 star-like white lights, strobing in sequence, whose formation changed from a row to a triangle and back to a row before disappearing [possibly corresponding to the object turning on its side as described by the above witness?ójw].  They chased the lights 2-3 miles before losing them over hills.   They estimated the formation as 600 feet across, their altitude as 1000 feet, and their speed at about 100 mph.   The lights moved north to south.  The area in which this occurred was described as town, woods, and prairie.

No sound, no EM effects, and no physiological effects were reported.

MUFON UFO DATABASE, Portion of Reports from the Files at MUFON Headquarters, July 1999, Sequin TX, CD-ROM, Case Log # 941201S by Davina Ryszka.

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