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1977-03-07; Germany, Hamburg


Category: UFO Photo




Herr Walter Schilling observed and photographed a flying disc with a curious rotating, fluorescent periscope-like mast. The object was very close to the ground and was tilted at an angle as it cast a 30ft shadow on the grass to its right.





1977-03-10; USA, Indiana, Indianapolis


Category: UFO Photo




At 3:30pm on March 10, 1977, young Ricky Brandenburg was on the porch in front of his house, watching his mother as she leaned on the mailbox to talk to a neighbor lady. She asked him to bring the dog's dish out, and he was just doing so when he happened to look over towards a two-story house to his right, on the far end of the row of houses. He saw a strange object in the sky beyond. As he watched it, it came around into an open space and he could see that what he initially thought was an airplane or helicopter was actually something quite unusual, and he went into the house to get a camera to take a picture of it. He started taking pictures as soon as he returned with the camera. He took five snapshots out in front of the house as the object moved rapidly across his field of view. He thought it was gone and started telling his mother what had happened, when he thought perhaps it would be visible from the back yard. He ran through the house to look, and sure enough, it had come around and was out there, only much closer. He got three more pictures before it went around the house again, so he ran back through the house and out front once more, and saw it in time to get another picture, roll the film, and snap once more as it bobbed a couple of times and rose almost vertically out of sight.







1977-04-05; USA, Ohio SW


Category: UFO Crash


No info at this time


11 Bodies







1977-05-00; USA, New Mexico, Las Lunas


Category: UFO Photo




A small object, about 12 to 18 inches in diameter, momentarily flew inside this tool shed and out again before it flew away. The photographer, a farmer, photographed a similar object on 09/24/1972.





1977-05-12; USA, Arizona, Phoenix


Category: UFO Photo




At 12:00pm on May 12, 1977, a UFO descended slowly as Lee Elders snapped two photos, with his Olympus CM-1 w/75-160mm zoom lens and 2X adapter. It began to ascend again, never changing shape or density as it moved.





1977-05-28; Argentina, Alberti


Category: UFO Photo




At 5:45pm on May 28, 1977, a Comodoro in the Argentine Air Force, was driving his automobile about 20 kilometers south of Alberti in the Province of Buenos Aires. His son was riding along with him. The teenage boy first spotted the brightly luminous orange-colored object flying slowly from north to south beneath the low overcast clouds. The father tried to see the object as his son made him aware of it, and finally stopped the car to try to see better. He got out with his camera, a Practika Pentacon 35mm hand-held model with a 50mm lens attached. They could clearly see the object moving along under the low clouds. Before the father was able to take the first picture, two brightly luminous yellow-white objects came out of the larger capsule-shaped "mother-ship" and started to fly around it. The Comodoro tried to snap pictures as fast as he could, but almost immediately after launching the smaller craft, the larger ship disappeared into the clouds above followed in quick order by the smaller objects.







1977-06-21; Argentina, Santa Fe, Centeno


Category: UFO Photo



At 2:00pm on June 21, 1977, a witness who declines identification snapped a color photograph of a shiny circular disc-shaped metallic flying object that had a high raised cupola on its top side. It was flying high above the trees, and above the lower scattered puffy white cloud level, but well below a higher cirrus layer of thin clouds. The brushed-silver disc had a smooth unbroken lower surface and a three-tiered dome. The lower part of the dome had a red-orange color, with a light yellow colored part above that which was topped by a reddish-gold knob at the uppermost level. No seams, joints, ports or projections of any kind marred the unbroken finish of the shiny craft.



Shaped like a giant sombrero, this UFO hovered outside of Centeno for an unknown period of time, and was photographed by an anonymous source. A similar object was witnessed in Ontario, Canada two years earlier.





1977-06-22; USA, Arizona NW


Category: UFO Crash


No information at this time


5 Bodies




1977-06-22; Japan, Aichi Prefecture


Category: UFO Photo




Mr. Yukio Ishida, 39, a company president from the vicinity of Kozakai-cho, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, was driving his car along the bank of the Toyokawa Canal, when suddenly he noticed a strange object flying in the sky beyond the opposite bank of the canal. It was then about 11:30am. He was astonished and trembling with excitement, he stopped the car and got out with his camera. He readied it and succeeded in taking 10 good photographs of the object before it flew away.







1977-07-11; Germany, Wurzburg


Category: UFO Sighting


At around midday on the 11th of July, 1977, Herr Dieter Croll was walking through a country area near Wurzburg when he suddenly spotted a shiny, silver metallic looking object flying in the clear blue sky. The flying machine looked like a thick disc with full rounded rim edges. It was flat on the bottom and had a curved dome with a prominent cupola on top. The cupola was wide and nearly flat at its top. The whole thing appeared opaque and solid, and it looked as though it could have been made in one piece. It had no visible windows, ports, or protrusions breaking its smooth contours. Its finish was highly reflective, like polished chrome or a mirror. The disc was seven to 10m in diameter and was moving in and out of scattered small white clouds with bases at between 3,000 and 4,000ft above the ground. The wind was light and the atmosphere clear of haze and smoke. Dieter Croll prepared his camera and snapped six good photographs of the object as he watched it move in the sky above him.






1977-07-11; Uruguay, Florida


Category: UFO Photo



At about 3:30pm on July 11th 1977, Sr. Hector Rufino Delgado, 29, a horticulturist, was working in his greenhouse at the rear of his home in Florida, Uruguay. It was a magnificent day with an almost clear blue sky, and the temperature, in spite of the winter season, was almost spring-like. A light breeze was blowing in from the east. Suddenly, Sr. Delgado heard a high pitched humming sound, "Something like that produced by an electric motor, or a ventilator." He nevertheless paid little attention to the noise and continued with his work. The humming increased in intensity, but a few seconds later it decreased until it was almost imperceptible. In less than a minute, the humming came back to audible level again and increased once more. This time its tone was a little sharper. "It was not constant, but its intensity increased and decreased perceptibly, and the same with the tone," said Sr. Delgado. The witness began to wonder about the possible origin of the sound. He laid down the tools he was using and went to the doorway to look out. He saw, some 200m from his position and no more than 50m above the ground, a silver disc-shaped object moving smoothly, suspended in the air. "I was slow to react; never had the thought occurred to me that I might encounter a thing like this... but there it was, swinging gently as it balanced itself in the air a few meters above the ground," assured the witness. After a few moments of indecision, Rufino ran to the house to get his camera. He grabbed the camera and raced back, fearing the strange object might leave. "I ran as fast as I was able. When I was looking for my camera in my house, I wondered if it would really be worth while to photograph the object, or whether it would be there when I came out of the house and got back. However from the doorway of my house, I saw it again, no longer suspended motionless in the air, but moving very slowly toward the south." He barely arrived back out at the greenhouse when he stopped to take a picture, but he saw that some trees would be in the way. He ran to a better location. "When I took the first photograph the UFO was still moving very slowly toward the south, but I had barely snapped it when the object drastically altered its velocity and trajectory and commenced some climbing maneuvers as it increased its elevation above the ground," declared the witness.



This is photograph number two of seven pictures taken by Sr. Hector Rufino Delgado as a silvery metallic disc-shaped object flew around his home and above his greenhouse. The sighting lasted a number of minutes before the ship flew away.



A surprised reporter from one of the larger Uruguayan cities photographed this UFO as it circled his position.





1977-07-26; Uruguay, Maldonado


Category: UFO Photo



At 10:30am on July 26, 1977, Sergio Ottamendi, a 32 year old architect living in Punta del Norte, married, father of two, was driving his Opel K 180 along a secondary road between the localities of Maldonado and San Carlos, some 20 kilometers apart, headed toward San Carlos. When he was about 4 kilometers north of Maldonado, the automobile engine began to falter and lose power, which began to worry Mr. Ottamendi. Then the engine began to run a little better and Mr. Ottamendi commenced to relax. He continued toward San Carlos, but he had gone less than two kilometers more when his engine again started losing power. After going about 200 more meters the engine completely quit. After getting out of the car to take a look under the hood he looked up in the sky and to his surprise saw a silvery-gold metallic color, circular object. After remembering his camera in the car he grabbed it and began taking pictures.



A vacationer in Maldonado photographed this object. The people of the town had come to accept the object as a matter of course. They had become accustomed to over flights like this one.






1977-08-17; Mexico, Tabasco


Category: UFO Crash


No Information at this time


2 Bodies






1977-10-24; USA, Colorado, Colorado Springs


Category: Animal Mutilation




Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Canada, and as far away as South America, have been home to such mutilations. Speculation that it is the work of secret US government groups (paramilitary or spy)or Satanic cults therefore seem too far fetched. Surely the US government would have their own stock of cows for an experiment of this nature. Satanic cults would need to have enormous resources to carry out this type of operation throughout the world. Ranchers have witnessed strange, unmarked black helicopters fly over their herds where they will later find mutilated cattle. Some have even witnessed strange lights in the night sky previous to finding bodies. There are those who believe that the mutilations are occurring as a random radiation test by extraterrestrial visitors whose purpose is to safeguard humanity against nuclear annihilation.







1977-11-16; USA, North Dakota, Ellsworth AFB


Category: uncategorized


On February 9, 1978, a curious document--an apparent carbon copy of an official U.S. Air Force incident report-arrived at the office of the National Enquirer in Lantana, Florida. Accompanying the document was an unsigned letter dated "29 Jan." It read: "The incident stated in the attached report actually occurred. The Air Force appointed a special team of individuals to investigate the incident. I was one of those individuals. I am still on active duty and so I cannot state my name at this time. It is not that I do not trust the Enquirer (I sure [sic] you would treat my name with [sic] confidence but I do not trust others.) The incident which occurred on 16 Nov. 77, was classified top secret on 2 Dec 77. At that time I obtained a copy of the original report. I thought at that time that the Air Force would probably hush the whole thing up, and they did. The Air Force ordered the silence on 1 Dec 77, after which, the report was classified. There were 16 pictures taken at the scene. I do not have access to the pictures at this time" (Pratt, 1984).





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