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Animal Effect Cases
February 18, 1974
Animal Reaction Feature:
A dog apparently heard a low altitude object and, frightened, ran yelping
toward the house. At the same time, the witness saw a flat-bottomed
oval-shaped object a couple of hundred feet overhead and noted a very high-pitched
sound that was audible when the object was directly overhead. The witness
thought the sound hurt the dog’s ears.
Cattle, described as excited, got through a barbed-wire fence when the
object was nearby.
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
Clay Knight, age 42, dairyman and graduate of Oklahoma State University, was
300 yards from his barn at 5:15 am on an overcast morning with a storm approaching.
His dog ran yelping to the house, appearing frightened. At this time,
Knight saw an orange-red blinking light on the bottom of an object 50-75 yards
over his head. Knight, also frightened, ran to his house, and the object
followed him remaining directly overhead. When directly over his head,
Knight could hear an eerie, high-pitched sound, and he thought his dog had
run from it because the sound hurt its ears.
The object was the size of a small bedroom, flat on the bottom, and rounded
off or oval shaped on the top. It was twice as wide as it was high and
had an orange-red blinking light on the bottom.
Knight later walked out to his pond and saw the light out in a pasture,
where it dropped below a small hill. An hour and a half later, it moved straight
up, and it had a shiny tin color as it was departing.
No EM effect or physiological effect reported.
Mr. Knight was interviewed by telephone by Walter Andrus, Jr., on February
Source: Skyhook #77, April 1974, p. 20.