Form 97-AR
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005

From: Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist
Subject: Colusa, California, October 26, 1979

Cat: 4
To: NICAP

 

Animal Reaction Feature:

Just after midnight, a silver bullet-shaped craft with two beams of light hovered and then flew overhead.  It emitted a steady hum.  Animals along the river and at a nearby farm vocalized.  Roosters crowed, ducks quacked, geese honked, and bullfrogs started croaking loudly. [The bullfrog reference is bothersome; October is past the time of the mating chorus of bullfrogs in California— and “croaking loudly” does not sound like an alarm call?—jw]

 

The sighting:

At 12:15 a.m., two brothers saw a silver colored bullet-shaped craft with two intensely brilliant beams of light hovering over the Sacramento River north of Colusa.  It appeared to arrive out of nowhere and hovered for 2 to 3 minutes before flying over the witnesses’ heads.  It made a humming sound that the witnesses compared to a big electric generator.

 

No distance estimates were given.  No EM effects or physiological effects were reported.

 

Source:

Gribble, Bob, 1989, Looking Back, MUFON UFO Journal no. 258, October 1989, page 24 [Copied below]:

 

     A silver, bullet-shaped craft with two intensely brilliant beams of light was observed hovering over the Sacramento River north of Colusa, California, by Carlos Genera and his brother Ruben on the 26th [Oct. 26, 1979—jw].  “At about 12:15 a.m., it came out of nowhere and stayed at one point for about two or three minutes, and then came over our heads,” Carlos said.  “It emitted a nice steady hum like a big electric generator.”  Ruben said the vehicle created a considerable stir among the animals along the river and nearby farm.  “Everything started getting excited all at once.  There was a big commotion right away … roosters crowing, ducks quacking and geese honking, even through it was just after midnight.  Also, the bullfrogs were provoked into croaking loudly evidently in protest at being disturbed.