Animal Reaction Feature:
About 200 yards away, cows in a holding pen stampeded, raising clouds of dust.
Just beyond the holding pen, about 120 cows in an open-sided milking barn backed up in the barn and packed themselves tightly together, pushing each other against interior barriers. Motionless, each cow’s head was riveted in the direction of the disc, ears pointed. The cows remained packed together for some time after the object departed.
Milk yield was less than average the next day. The animals showed signs of some nervousness for the next 2 days.
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
As they watched, cattle in the holding pen stampeded, and the cattle in the milking barn backed up and crowded together as described above.
The clearly outlined domed disc was estimated to be 60-70 feet in diameter and had a bright red light on top that illuminated the craft and the ground around it. There seemed to be windows, but the red glow was so bright, it was difficult to see. There was a moderate humming sound. The object hovered and wobbled just above the ground for 30-40 seconds before it suddenly took off at about a 45-degree angle into the sky, disappearing to the west. No burned or discolored areas were noted on the grass.
No EM effects were reported.
Source: Cerney, Paul, 1983, Red Object Spooks Farmhands,
MUFON UFO Journal, v. 189, p. 14-15.