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  Category 5, Medical Cases 
 
  Preliminary
Rating: 5  

                                   
     

A special Hynek Classification of Close Encounter where medical effects are reported.  An incident involving an object usually less than 500 feet from the witness with physiological or psychological effects.  

Witnesses Paralyzed By Descending Object
Nov. 5, 1957
Scotia, Nebraska


Brad Sparks:
Nov. 5, 1957; Scotia, Nebraska (BBU)
5:30 p.m. Winslow heard helicopter-like noise, smelled "burning" odor, saw a balloon-like, elongated object coming to ground level, without touching down, emanating thick smoke, then object rose again and disappeared. Witness was "paralyzed" during sighting. (Vallée Magonia 424; FUFOR Index)

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 5, 1957; Scotia, Nebraska (BBU)
5:30 p.m. Two (??) civilian witnesses, one by the name of Winslow, reported that a noise was heard overhead which sounded like a helicopter, and with an odor similar to burning fuel. The object looked like a balloon and appeared to be descending. Observers stated they appeared to be paralyzed for a short period of time during the sighting. Object described as elongated, coming to ground level, without touching down, and then disappearing.  (Vallée Magonia 424; FUFOR Index)

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