Animal Behavior Feature:
At 11:15 p.m. Lloyd Booth was inside his house when he heard his ducks,
chickens, and his two mules making noise. He went outside
thinking that some animal must be disturbing them. As he neared
the mule’s stalls he saw a flat-bottomed oval object about 80-90 feet
in the air, just above the treetops. He heard a humming sound as the
object drifted slowly toward him. It is not stated whether or not the
animals continued to react throughout the 20-30 minutes of this
It is noted that farm animal deaths had occurred in the area
before this event. Two of the dead cows were diagnosed as having
died by arsenic poisoning. A hog-poisoning episode had
occurred 12 miles north of the Booth farm. There is no evidence
of a connection between these animal deaths and the events of January
29 on the Booth farm.
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
Lloyd Booth owned a general store and lived on a farm. His
background included World War II Army training in an anti-aircraft unit
where he was taught to note minute details of aircraft. Mr. Booth
arrived home from his store and was in the kitchen when he heard the
animals. Taking a 0.22 revolver because he thought an animal
might be disturbing the livestock, he went out and saw an oblong object
with a flat bottom. It had a glass window area in front and
another in the rear but the glass in the rear was described as tinted
or smoky glass. He could see lights through the glass in
front. Underneath the object was a crescent projection like part
of a large wheel. There was a humming sound, and the object moved
slowly or drifted.
Booth spent 20-30 minutes moving about trying to see any marks
or identification. He found none. Then he shot at the crescent
projection under the craft twice and heard a metallic ping after both
shots. At that point, the humming sound increased in volume and
the craft tilted upward at a 60 degree angle and sped off, faster than
a jet, disappearing from sight in this straight line upward trajectory
in about 10-15 seconds.
No EM effects or physiological effects were reported.
Keyhoe, Donald E., and Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., 1969, Strange Effects
from UFOs, Washington, D.C., NICAP, p. 64-66.
Letter from Dr. James E. McDonald, Institute of Atmospheric
Physics, University of Arizona, to Isabel Davis, NICAP, dated October