|Group /Category 4
Animal Effect Cases
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, RIO, Brazil
December 18, 1980
Animal Reaction Feature:
Horses and cows “stopped feeding, became attentive for a few seconds, then
went running, as if something had frightened them… Then they stopped
near some eucalyptus and remained quiet.” As the animals ran, a sphere
appeared and followed them before disappearing. A flute-like tone pattern
sounded from the woods.
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
These events took place in a town with a reputation of being the site of anomalous
events. The witnesses, a woman, 43, with a MS in music and who worked
for the state government, and a male, 38, with a MS in engineering and who
worked for the phone company, were invited by another couple who previously
had had sightings on this farm.
At 11:30 pm on a clear night the witnesses were in a field. The animals
reacted as described above. The sphere that followed the animals was
estimated less than a foot in diameter (a little smaller than a volleyball).
It appeared solid and was a dull silver that reflected moonlight. It
was flying at treetop level and was less than 100 feet from the witnesses.
The only sound reported were flute-like notes.
No EM effects or physiological effects were reported.
MUFON UFO DATABASE, Portion of Reports from the Files at MUFON Headquarters,
July 1999, Sequin TX, CD-ROM, Case Log #931248J by Cynthia Newby Luce.