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Events 1978

 


January

 

1978-01-01; New Zealand

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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Called on assignment to investigate several previous sightings of UFOs, a camera crew from a local New Zealand television station chartered a plane to fly them across the disputed sighting area. While making their approach to the bay city where they were to land, they spotted this object maneuvering rapidly in the sky. Air traffic controllers confirmed their sighting as they tracked the object on radar.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

1978-01-06; Argentina, Entre Rios

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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Sr. F. Alzaibar, a nuclear physicist of the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission, his wife M. a senior professor of exact science, and a second couple, owners of the river yacht they were all traveling on near Carmelo, snapped two photos of this disc.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

1978-01-06; Uruguay, Montevideo

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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At 10:45am on January 6, 1978, four witnesses observed a circular object flying over their boat on their way to Camelo. The object was an opaque coppery color surrounded by a thin corona.

 

Corrections and additional information courtesy of Dan Suárez (10/1998)

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 


February

 

1978-02-04; Japan, Kagawa, Miki-Cho

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

This bell-shaped craft was photographed hovering above the island nation near Miki-Cho. After a short time, the UFO reportedly sped directly upward through the atmosphere.

 

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At 3:00pm on February 4, 1978, Mr. Hirobumi Matsushita was taking snapshots with a friend when they noticed a shiny golden metallic colored object flying high above them in the clear blue sky. There were no clouds and a slight breeze was blowing, but not enough to raise debris that high in the air. The object seemed to be moving purposefully, obviously under intelligent control. Mr. Matsushita adjusted his camera and took several pictures of the strange object before it disappeared.

 

Sources:

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/3111/ufocases.htm (dead link)
UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

 


April

 

1978-04-19; USA, Wisconsin, Colfax

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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At 1:30pm on April 19, 1978, a witness known only as Mr. S. and his friend saw and photographed a disc-shaped object with a dome on top. The object made a crackling sound as it passed around them. Mr. S. noticed on amber of orange-red light centered underneath in addition to several small lights that were blinking on and off erratically for different lengths of time. He also noticed four "pods" or landing gear under the outer rim of the ship.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

 

1978-04-19; USA, Wisconsin, Colfax

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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The photographer of this craft first noticed it when his transistor radio was overcome with static. The craft hung in the air for several minutes before speeding up into the atmosphere.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 


May

 

1978-05-??; Bolivia (Padcaya)

 

Category: UFO Crash

 

Perhaps the best known of the crashes in landlocked Bolivia is the one which took place on May 6, 1978 near Tarija, Bolivia, where witnesses saw an object measuring some twenty feet in diameter fly over their heads and then collide into the sides of a nearby hill. The explosion was heard some fifty miles around, and the Bolivian military was immediately detached to the area to investigate. The Tarija incident was merely one of the events in a localized UFO flap which covered northern Chile and Argentina (as detailed in the previous section).The Bolivian task force reached the impact area after strong denials that NASA personnel was somehow involved with their efforts.

 

A large luminous object crashed on a 13,000-foot mountain. An expedition of soldiers and scientists was dispatched to the site, but was delayed by bad weather. They found nothing.

 

Newsletter Article: UFO Crashes In Latin America

 

 

1978-05-??; Argentina, Salta

 

Category: UFO Crash

 

One evening in May 1978, the population of Villa Mercedes swamped its local radio station with phone calls concerning an unearthly procession of fifty UFOs across the night skies. Otto Gall, the broadcaster on duty, was able to run outside and verify the events for himself: the wedge-shaped formation of greenish-blue UFOs grew from fifty to a hundred between 10:15 p.m. and midnight.

 

Further reports indicated that the aerial display was followed by an enormous detonation allegedly caused by a UFO which plummeted to the ground. The National Gendarmerie sent out its 210th Squadron to comb a vast area of wilderness comprising the localities of Baritú, Las Pavas and Los Toldos in an effort to find the crashed saucer.

 

Newsletter Article: UFO Crashes In Latin America

 


June

 

1978-06-00; Spain, Barcelona

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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As the bottoms of the low flying clouds began to turn gold at sundown, Sra. Montserrat Batllori, a housewife, seeing this beautiful sunset out her window, obtained a camera and went out to get a picture of it. She observed it for a few moments, and then on impulse snapped the shutter and got this photograph capturing three quite brilliantly luminous golden flying objects over the buildings in dark silhouette.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

1978-06-20; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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At 5:10pm on June 20, 1978, Sr. Saul Janusas was able to snap two photographs of a dark metallic looking Saturn-shaped UFO. He could see it clearly in the reddish dusk haze peculiar to the Winter sunset. Island dwellers of Rio de Janeiro witnessed another UFO similar to those sighted by the Brazilian Naval Vessel in 1958 and by the anonymous witness at Paso Fondo.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

1978-06-20; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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Island dwellers of Rio de Janeiro witnessed another UFO similar to those sighted by the Brazilian Naval Vessel in 1958 and by the anonymous witness at Paso Fondo.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 


October

 

1978-10-10; USA, Colorado, - (Logan County)

 

Category: Animal Mutilation

 

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"The very first one we had was southwest of Sterling. When we first looked at it, it was unbelievable that you could take an animal and do this to it without leaving some kind of tracks or evidence behind such as cigarette butts, matches, hand prints, footprints, but there was nothing. The animal looked almost&127; horrible, and it was something I didn't want to believe then. And, we probably had five or six others before I believed something strange was going on. We had one up north that we believe the animal was paralyzed and was alive while it was being mutilated. An eye, and an ear, the tongue, the rectal area were taken out. The animal had dug a hole with its head, but none of the other parts of the body moved," former Sheriff of Logan County Tex Graves who investigated 93 mutilation cases said.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 

 

1978-10-21; Australia, Victoria

 

Category: uncategorized

 

Frederick Valentich, 20, was a keen flyer and was also a keen UFO reader. On October 21st 1978 he decided to take his Cessna from Melbourne and fly over the Bass Strait up to King Island. Valentich knew that in the last week there had been numerous reports of strange cigar-shaped objects spotted in the Bass Strait area.

 

He set off early evening just as it was becoming dark, and was over half way into his journey. He had around 30 minutes left before he would be over land again, but was in constant contact with Steve Robey, the duty officer at Melbourne Air Traffic Control.

 

At 19:06 Valentich called Robey and asked "Is there any traffic in my area below 5,000 feet?". Robey replied that there was no other craft expected in that area.

 

Valentich replied "Four bright....seems to me like landing lights....just passed over me. At least a 1000 feet above.". Valentich became more concerned and reported:

"It's approaching now from due east, towards me....It seems to me that he's playing some sort of game...He's flying over me....It's not an aircraft, it's.....It's a long shape....cannot identify...the thing is just orbiting on top of me....It's got a green light and sort of metallic-like...It's all shiny on the outside".

 

Valentich then radioed that his engine was not working properly and informed Melbourne that he would try and make it to King Island. He then suddenly cried out:

"Ah, Melbourne, that strange craft is hovering on top of me again...It's hovering and it's not an aircraft!".

 

There was then a cry, followed by a strange metallic grinding noise. Then nothing.

 

Despite several days of land, air, and sea search no trace of Valentich or his Cessna were ever found.

 

Again various theories were put forward ranging from Valentich plotting his own disappearance and faking a close encounter to that of a fateful meeting with drug smugglers.

 

Even to this day no one is sure what happened to Frederick Valentich.

 

 


November

 

1978-11-15; Brazil, Goyas, Ipamari

 

Category: UFO Photo

 

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At 4:00pm on November 15, 1978, Sr. Roberto Edilson Perez observed and photographed a shiny metallic-looking craft with a high dome on top and also a shallower dome bulging from the bottom surface of the object. The main body of the ship was circular, like a thick disc, almost the shape of an inflated inner tube of a tire, around the two raised center structures, and was of a reflective silver color with a reddish spot or domed projection from the top of the upper cupola. The object was seen and photographed against a clear deep blue sky with a higher layer of thin scattered clouds behind it as it moved about in the sky.

 

Source: UFO II CD-ROM

 

 



 

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