Form 97-AR
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005

From: Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist
Subject: Apopka, Florida, June 29, 1970

Cat: 4
To: NICAP

 

Animal Reaction Feature:

At 9:32 p.m., a couple, their two sons, and their dog were driving toward their home in an orange grove area near Apopka.An oval green object was seen about 1,000 feet to their right and about 100 feet above the ground.†† The object moved in over their car at an altitude roughly equivalent to the height of the power lines, and it paced their car for a mile.The dog in the car did not react to the objectís presence. As the couple arrived home, the object was seen to move in a low level sweep, leaving mist behind it, and it then moved away.

 

A second dog, which lived next door to the couple, ran off howling just before the car with the witnesses arrived home to see the final sweep of the object over the area and its departure.

 

The sighting:

The object was a glowing green oval.It had a smaller blue ring, estimated 20 feet in diameter, and one witness thought this ring was depressed into the object.[It is not clear if the blue ring was around the circumference of the oval or in some other positionójw.]The object had a hazy edge and the bottom was convex.

 

When the witnesses arrived home and moved from the car to the house, the object made a level, close sweep of the area leaving a trail of mist about 20 feet wide that gave off an apple-green light.The mist hung in the air, spread out evenly, lost its glow, and then dissipated.It was noted that it did not fall to the ground.

 

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

 

Source:

Lorenzen, Coral and Jim, 1976, Encounters with UFO Occupants, New York, Berkley Medallion Books, pages 48-49 [Copied below]:

 

†††† Different people react differently to UFO encounters, as we shall see in the next two cases.On the night of June 29, 1970, at approximately 9:32, Mr. And Mrs. R. and their two sons of Apopka, Florida, were returning home from Orlando when Mrs. R. spotted a glowing green oval object with a smaller blue ring about 1,000 feet to the right of their car and approximately 100 feet off the ground.She called it to the attention of her husband who was driving, and when Mr. R. spotted it, it was descending at about a 45į

angle toward their car.They estimated the blue ring to be about 20 feet in diameter and Mrs. R. Got the impression the ring was depressed into the object.Both witnesses noted that the object had a hazy edge and that the bottom was convex.

†††† The R. car was traveling at about 45 miles per hour when the object was first sighted but after it moved in and over the car Mr. R. accelerated to about 90 miles per hour.He felt the object was higher than the nearby service power lines but his wife felt it was lower.It paced the car for about a mile but as the car passed under a streetlight it was temporarily lost from sight.

†††† Mr. R. slowed the car to turn into the driveway of his home, which is located in the orange groves surrounding Apopka, and the UFO moved slightly ahead.As the Rs ran from their car to their house the object made a level close (100 feet in diameter) sweep of the area and moved off, leaving a trial of mist about 20 feet wide which gave off an apple-green light.It hung in the air a few minutes before dissipating.Mrs. R.ís father, who lived next door, also observed the mist, which spread out evenly and lost its glow but did not fall to the ground.The path of the mist left by the UFO was thick on the outside of the turn and thin on the inside.At first the R.ís could (not?ójw) see the stars through the thick part of the mist.

†††† The R.ís dog, which was in the car during the incident, did not react to the objectís presence whereas a second dog, belonging to Mrs. R.ís mother, ran off howling just before the Rs and the UFO arrived at the house.