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Animal Effect Cases

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Yorktown, New York
March 24, 1983

Animal Reaction Feature:
When a group of  V-shaped lights approached and passed almost directly overhead, a family’s pet cat, appearing frightened with its hair standing on end and its tail straight up, ran into the house.

Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
At 8:45 pm, A Yorktown man with an aerospace background saw a V-formation of lights that circled his home twice. He estimated its altitude at 1500 feet and he heard a very quiet sound coming from it. 

Jerry Karp, advertising executive, who lived a half mile away from the above location, noticed bright lights through his window.  He went outdoors and saw a V-shaped series of lights approaching and called his family to come out and look at them.  When the lights were at their closest point to them (almost overhead), the cat reacted as described above.  At this point the object turned 90 degrees and moved away.  When overhead, they heard an engine-like sound that was not loud but clearly audible.

Hynek, J. Allen, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt, 1998, Night Siege, The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN, p. 41-42.

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