The U.F.O. Investigator (NICAP), Vol. IV, No. 1, May-June, 1967, page 1:
OBJECTS AIM LIGHT BEAMS, DROP “FIREBALLS”
A series of cases in which UFOs bathed witnesses in light beams, shot off sparks and emitted “fireballs” were reported in at least five states and two Canadian provinces over a two-month period.
NICAP’s Harrisburg Subcommittee Chairman George Cook reports that three children were frightened when a UFO emitted a light beam within feet of the startled youngsters at approximately 6:30 p.m., April 1. Beatrice Turns, 12, Stephen Runkle, 11, and an unidentified 7-year-old boy were playing ball in a field in Fishing Creek Valley, Pennsylvania. They saw a round, orange object between 35 and 50 feet in diameter approach to within 50 yards before dropping to about 50 feet above the ground.
The UFO was surrounded by a halo of light alternating between yellow and blue. Two antennae were seen on each side.
The object then emitted the ray of light that hit the ground within 10 feet of the children. The light was seen for two minutes. Two dogs in the vicinity were barking wildly during the five-minute observation.
Suddenly, the object just disappeared and the
dogs ceased barking. A neighbor said she heard the badly frightened
children screaming and saw a "vertical trail or stream . . . going straight
up into the air."