||Group /Category 4
Animal Effect Cases
October 24, 1988
Animal Reaction Feature:
From her home, the witness watched a large, silent, rectangular object moving
slowly at treetop altitude at an estimated 100-500 feet away. A dog
and a cat exhibited excitement and curiosity and both wanted to go toward
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
A 30-year-old homemaker, originally from West Germany, with a MBA in business
and reportedly with experience observing aircraft, was watching TV in her
home in a suburban lake area when she noticed a light through her window at
9:30 pm. First she turned off her inside lights and then went out onto
the terrace to better see. She saw a rectangular object with 3 bright
lights at one end that was moving slowly, almost hovering at times, that took
a complex flight path down, across, and back up the far side of Boggy Bayou.
Its altitude was treetop height and its distance from her at its closest approach
was estimated between 100-500 feet. The night was clear. The object
was in view for “5.0” [assume this is 5 minutes].
The object was described as rectangular with a dull gray surface, about
100 feet long, 3 feet high, and 3-4 feet deep. Three white lights approximately
3 feet in diameter were side-by-side at one end.
No sound or EM effects were reported. The witness did report physiological
effects in following days including skin rash, some hair loss, nausea, and
muscle aches. During the sighting, the witness reported feelings of
calmness and elation.
Source: MUFON UFO DATABASE, Portion of Reports from the Files at
MUFON Headquarters, July 1999, Sequin TX, CD-ROM, Case Log # 881102, by Muril
V. D. Garten.