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Animal Effect Cases

Case Directory
Lincolnton, North Carolina
February 3, 1994

Animal Reaction Feature:
At 6:00 a.m., more than an hour before sunrise, chickens were heard to be disturbed and rooster[s?] crowed as a silent, cigar-shaped object with outward shining lights moved about the area.  The witness estimated the object’s altitude as 200 feet, and as it moved slowly, it eventually passed directly over the witness  [position of the chickens relative to the unknown and the witness in the house not stated—jw]. The relevance of the chickens reaction to the object is questioned [not clear if it is questioned by the investigator or the witness or both—jw].

Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
In a town-farming area, sky clear, before first light, a homemaker, 31, looked out her back door and saw an object hovering 300 feet away or less and at an altitude of about  200 feet.  The object moved slowly toward the house, and in 7-10 minutes passed overhead. At some point it turned sharply right.  The witness phoned the investigator, who she knew, and she could see the object at an estimated ˝ mile away as she spoke with him.  Although aircraft were reported in the area, [no further explanation], no acknowledgment between the unidentified and the aircraft was noted.

The object was described as cigar-shaped or submarine-shaped with the front and back pointed.  The lights were sketched with short tubes of light of purple, yellow, and green that shown outwards like “stage lights.” Pulsating lights were indicated but not explained.  At the rear of the object was a V-shaped purple “corner” and two rectangular green lighted panels. The object’s surface was dark and its length was estimated as greater than two car lengths. The duration of the entire sighting was indicated to be 43 minutes.

The witness was interviewed by phone and by mail, but she declined a personal interview. The investigator did a site visit without the witness.

No sound and no EM effects were reported.  No physiological effects were reported, although the witness was “frightened, panic-stricken” on the phone during the sighting.

MUFON UFO DATABASE, Portion of Reports from the Files at MUFON Headquarters, July 1999, Sequin TX, CD-ROM, Case Log #940401E by George W. Fawcett.

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