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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.

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