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Date: August 1966
Location:   White Swan Yakima Washington
Time:    late evening
Summary:    A couple had observed a glowing orange ball over a nearby log storing area and had later drove home to prepare for bed. As the husband walked towards the window, he screamed when he saw a man like figure standing in the backyard. It was described as five-1/2 foot tall, dressed in a one-piece suit that glowed with a green light. It wore boots and a belt buckle, and it had an emblem on its chest resembling a crescent moon. It also wore a tight-fitting skullcap over his head. The nose was two simple holes and the mouth was a flat horizontal line. Its eyes were huge and round, glowing with a greenish red light that varied in intensity. Both witnesses fell in a trance like state looking at the entity and could not take their eyes off of him. The figure finally turned and walked towards the log storing area, moving as if it were floating, covering 15 to 20 feet in a single stride.
Source:    Greg Long, Examining the Earth light Theory. The Yakima UFO Microcosm


Date: August 1966
Location:    Buena, New Jersey
Time:    2100
Summary:    The seven or eight year old witness was in his bedroom, sitting on the floor watching television, (he does not remember if there was somebody else in the room) when he looked up and saw a creature standing on the outer edge of the window sill, leaning against the embrasure, looking directly at the witness. He described the creature as small, about 3 ft tall, winged, (it apparently had two small wings on its back), with a rather child like or rather pixie like face, almost feminine in appearance. Stunned he turned his face and then turned back to see that the creature was gone. The witness got up and closed the shades to his window.
Source:    UFO Database.com


Date: August 1966
Location:    Segamat Malaysia
Time:     night
Summary:  Soldiers on night duty reportedly saw an eighteen-foot tall humanoid figure walking in a jungle area. It left footprints eighteen inches long.  
Source:    Janet & Colin Bord, Unexplained Mysteries Of the 20th Century


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Location. San Diego California

Date: August 1966
Time: late night
The witness was sleeping alone in her apartment when she was suddenly awakened by three beings that appeared in her bedroom. There were two men and one woman, human like with bright fluorescent skin. The woman had long red hair and violet eyes. They communicated telepathically with the witness and told her to follow them. She was floated out the window into a hovering “spacecraft.” She was then placed in a “mind probe” chamber and the witness was examined with a glass like cylinder that came down from the ceiling and covered her. Somehow the witness resisted their mind “probing” and next found herself back in her apartment.

Source: Brad Steiger, The UFO Abductors


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 Location. Springfield Missouri

Date: August 1 1966
Time: 0030A
Kathy Palmer, 14, looked out the window before going to bed and saw a luminous object bearing red & blue lights on the lawn. About 6 ft long, 4 ft wide, & 4 ft high, it made a “rattling” sound. From a square hatchway, two 5 ft tall, slender occupants emerged, who had “large heads” (perhaps wearing helmets) and who walked about, apparently talking to each other, and examined some bicycles. Then they returned to the craft & took off. She watched for about 30 minutes in all. At the landing site the grass was matted down, and there was a white substance, which proved to be calcium phosphate.

Source: Patricia Rudig for Nicap


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12:30 a.m. EDT. Citizens and police in College Park, Lanham, Bowie, Seat Pleasant, and elsewhere around the region saw maneuvering, fast-moving lighted objects. When a police officer approached a hovering object that had pulsating red, green, and white lights, it began a series of maneuvers, descended almost to the ground, then sped away “like a shot.” Before it sped away, the object emitted a strange multi-colored light beam that moved rapidly to the ground, also observed by another officer. Andrews AFB denied to a County police dispatcher that they had any unknown objects on radar, but the dispatcher said a control tower operator had acknowledged seeing a fast-moving lighted object, and he later learned that Andrews did have a UFO on its radar but would not admit it officially. (U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. Ill, No. 9, Aug. -Sept. 1966, p. 4.)
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corNewCastlePA1966Date: August 2 1966
Location:   Erie Pennsylvania
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Summary:    This shot of an unidentified flying object over the Lawrence County Farm show grounds, is similar to descriptions of a UFO sighted over Presque Isle Peninsula near Erie, Pa. The photographer was photographing the milk can when he claims the object appeared in his photo
Source:    Patricia Rudig for Nicap


Date: August 2 1966
Location:   Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Time:    10:30 p.m.
Summary:    LT. A man saw a disc-shaped object behind his house hovering about 400-500 feet off the ground. The object made no sound . It was a darker gray than the overcast sky. After about 45 seconds it accelerated, displaying twinkling lights, and disappeared.
Source:   Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 6, Nov. -Dec. 1966, p. iii.


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Location. Erie Pennsylvania

Date: August 3 1966
Time: 0530A
Mrs Julie Helwig was awakened at 0530A by the barking of dogs; looking out the window, she saw a human-like being, about 5’6″ tall, clothed in a yellow 2 piece suit with no pockets, which had a huge “moon-shaped” head flat at the back. The being, which had very wide shoulders & a slender build, walked in a stiff, mechanical way, not bending its knees or moving its arms. It walked out of view.

Source: John A Keel


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9:30 p.m. EDT. A woman and four children saw an aluminum-colored oblong object with five evenly spaced yellow windows for about 30 seconds. (Pennsylvania NICAP Subcommittee report.)
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Location. Harlingen Texas    BBU

Date: August 6 1966
Time: 1400
Three children aged 6-9 noticed a dark object shaped like an upside down cup. Then a square of yellow light appeared, like a door opening, and a small creature was seen in it, 3 to 4 ft tall, wearing black clothing that reflected a gold color. After some minutes the door closed, and the object took off with a low humming sound.

Source: USAF Blue Book case files


Date:  August 9, 1966: Sheriff reveals UFO encounter and death of dog


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Location. Connersville Indiana
Date: about August 10 1966
Time: 2320
The 3 Johnson children, Bobby Dale, 11, Christina, 10, and Gale, 8, were playing in their yard at dusk when they saw a luminous object approach and hover between the house and the barn. It bore 2 red lights and had a transparent “glass” dome on top. A door “as big as 2 barn doors” opened in the upper part, and a beam of light was emitted toward Connersville. The lights of the city appeared to brighten when the beam struck them. Then the beam was “retracted” again, & the children saw a large dark object, they thought a car, rising in the beam & entering the UFO, as if pulled by the beam; the door closed on it. After this Christina saw 2 humanoid beings looking out of the dome; she described them as having scaly skin, red eyes, and wearing masks of some kind on their “pointed” faces. Visible by a yellowish light from inside the UFO, they seemed to be “pushing buttons.” Christina ran for the house. Their cat fell out of a tree, and fell again while running away; it came back only the next day. The UFO moved slowly, emitting a high-pitched sound, then suddenly disappeared. Both Christina & Bobby had headaches afterwards.

Source: Don Worley for Apro


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Location. Near Melbourne Australia

Date: August 11 1966
Time: night
Marlene Travers, 24, visiting friends “in the country,” was outdoors after dark when a luminous silvery disc, 50 ft across and 10 ft thick, landed in a field only 30 ft away. A door opened and a tall, handsome man wearing a metallic green tunic stepped out; she felt compelled to obey him, and entered the UFO. Here he told her telepathically that she had been chosen to be the first Earth woman to bear a child by their race. He had intercourse with her, and then escorted her out of the ship, but she accidentally tripped over some kind of switch, causing a flash that burned her ankles. She passed out and then found herself lying in the field. When she returned to her friend’s house she found that she had been gone for several hours. Later she was found to be pregnant.

Source: Hans Holzer, The Ufonauts, quoting Frank Edwards


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Time not reported. A policeman and others saw a large object accompanied by about 10 smaller objects. When an airplane approached, the smaller objects rushed to the large object, (aircraft avoidance). The sighting lasted 4 hours. (NICAP notes.)
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Location. Clemery, France

Date: August 14 1966
Time: evening
At the chapel across from the Grotto at Lourdes a local parishioner was lighting a candle in the anteroom when he noticed a foot of enormous dimensions nearby. He approach the area and came upon three men with long blond hair and blue eyes of gigantic proportions. The three men sat on a couch looking at the witness and smiling. The witness made the sign of the cross and kneeled down in front of the men, dazzled by such amount of “beauty”. The men suddenly disappeared in plain sight. (There had been other reported encounters with strange figures in the area).

Source: Raoul Robe Regional Catalogue

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2:00 a.m. LT. A couple saw an intensely bright glowing disc approach and hover about 1 50 yards from their house above an old tree. After a short time two smaller brightly luminous discs emerged from the larger object and took up positions alongside. They them emitted two bright white conical light beams that illuminated the ground and surrounding terrain so brilliantly that the man was able to read the time on his watch (2:10 am). Next the two smaller discs extinguished their lights and re-entered the parent-object, which tilted slightly and moved slowly towards the house. A humming and/or jet-like sound could be heard as the object passed over the house, now appearing pear-shaped. Revolving colored lights were visible on the underside. Next morning the man had a rash resembling sunburn on his face, and he and his wife both had headaches and sore necks. Some apparent damage to foliage, circular holes in the ground, and a large depression with flattened grass were found beneath the area where the object had hovered. (Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1966, pp. 4-5.)
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2:30 p.m. EST. An art instructor saw a thin disc with flat dome, and vertical ribbing visible on the dome, for 1-2 minutes. The object was beneath a cloud or fog layer. (Walter N. Webb report.)

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5:40 p.m. CST. A Navy technician watched a flat, round object (disc) with red and yellow segments on the underside. The object had a dark center section, and colors around the rim. It flew slowly overhead for 5 minutes as a storm gathered. (NICAP report form.)
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8:12 p.m. CST. Seven crew members of a RCAF C-130E Hercules observed an elongated sphere or dirigible-shaped object while flying over Regina VOR at 20,000 feet altitude. The object had 5 or 6 rectangular shaped dark patches on side, no gondola or tail. The object looked like aluminum. The pilot, Capt. Burchnall, observed the object through 12 power field glasses. The object was traced from approximately 230 degrees to 245 degrees at 8 degrees above the horizon. After about 1 1/2 minutes the object appeared to shrink in size and disappear to the SW very rapidly. The length of observation was approximately 2 to 5 minutes. [Source: Canadian National Archives, UFO Sightings, Record Group 77, Vol. 306] (Dan Wilson)
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10:45 p.m. CST.  Three persons in a car saw a very large, spinning greenish-blue object that had  revolving red body lights. The object at one point emitted an extremely bright light beam that blinded the driver. (NICAP report form, newspaper clippings.)
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At approximately 0343Z, Jeannette M. Heline, Reg. Nurse, and Allen N. Heline, A1C, 455th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB, Ballistic Missile Analysis Specialist, while driving north, they observed a football-shaped object that was white with an orange tint appear in front of their car about 2000 to 3000 feet. The object appeared to come straight in and straight out. The observation lasted approximately 12 minutes.
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Location. Edinboro Lake Pennsylvania

Date: August 17 1966
Time: night
7 witnesses reported meeting a 6-foot tall creature in the park around Edinboro Lake; a local story had it that another man saw the same creature a few days previously and was so terrified that he was unable to speak for 3 days. A local posse was formed and they claim not only to have glimpsed the monster, but also to have fired at it with rifles on two occasions. (Description of the humanoid is not given)

Source: FSR Vol. 10 # 2


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Time not reported. A train crew saw a thin elongated (cigar-shaped) object whose glow cast a green light over the area (environmental illumination). The glow lasted for about 7 seconds, and then the object shot away and disappeared. (NICAP notes.)
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4:50 p.m. U.S. Border Patrolman Don Flickinger saw a bright, shiny, round disc, 30 ft in diameter and 15 ft high, colored white, silvery or aluminum, floating down the side of a hill wobbling from side to side about 10 ft off the ground. It moved across a valley from the SE climbing to 100 ft height, hovered for 1 min over a reservoir in a horizontal position when a dome on top became visible, appeared about to land in a small field about 250 ft away, then tilted on edge and rose up into clouds at high speed. (Berliner; cf. Vallée Magonia 788; Jan Aldrich, Phillips, 1975, p. 43; witness report to CUFOS; Hynek, 1977, p. 152; Gilmor, Condon report case 8, p. 273.) [Note: This occurred within the Minuteman Missile Launch Facilities area at Minot AFB, North Dakota. Donnybrook is in the Kilo Flight Launch Facilities area.]
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Time not reported. A disc like an inverted dinner plate, with red and green body lights on top and bottom and flashing lights on the circumference, hovered over the Algoma steel plant. The object abruptly took off to the north at high speed, seen over a wide area. (NICAP notes; U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. Ill, No. 9, Aug. -Sept. 1966, p. 4.)
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Dusk, MDT. About a dozen witnesses saw a glowing orange disc that hovered, emitting a red light beam from the underside. When children ran toward it, the object took off and disappeared. (Salisbury 1974, Appendix B, Table 1.)
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Location. Bozeman Montana

Date: about August 20 1966
Time: daytime
Dan Duggleby was up in the hills with a 22 caliber rifle when he heard a “whooshing” noise & looked up to see a large rocket-shaped object about 60 ft in diameter & 300 ft high, which landed close by. An opening appeared in its side & a ramp slid out; down this came 5 metal “boxes” with small wheels on the bottoms & 4 “arms” on the sides. One took ground samples; 3 others took “air, grass, flower” samples; one “just stood there.” When finished they rolled up the ramp, the ramp slid in, & the ship took off straight up & vanished in the fog. The witness had seen disc like UFOs on many previous occasions.

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Summary: Aug. 22, 1966; Easton, PA
10:15 p.m. EDT. An orange-red mass of light undergoing apparent shape changes was reported. The object fluttered down, moved away, changed to cone shape, then to a thin line, and finally sped away disappearing in seconds. (NICAP report form.)
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Location. Malvern Arkansas

Date: August 22 1966
Time: night
Six days after several UFOs were seen in the area; local residents reported seeing an eight-feet tall “thing” humanoid in shape, that changed color from red to orange to yellow. A witness named Mr. Niles reportedly was able to snap a picture of the “thing” from his window as it passed by the house.

Source: John Keel, UFOs Operation Trojan horse


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7 p.m. Broomall and Gilpin saw a circular, luminous white object split into 5 objects, all streaking away to the W. (Berliner)
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 Location. Uddevalla Sweden

Date: August 24 1966
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The witness again felt a strong urge to visit another lake in the vicinity of town. There he encountered a landed disc shaped object, surrounded by several humanoids, described as hairless, with large dark slanted eyes, and pointy ears. He was given a strange metal plate by one of the entities and told to go on a special mission to the “Bahamas” and to always wear the metal plate.

Source: Hakan Blomquist, UFO Contact, Igap Journal February 1986


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8:20 a.m. EDT. A disc inclined at an angle was observed by a railroad conductor and his family for 5 minutes, using 7×50 binoculars. Super 8mm movie film reportedly was taken of the object, but the film was not made available for study. (NICAP report form.)
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Time: Aug. 24, 1966; Minuteman Missile Site, Minot AFB [Grano? Carpio?], ND (BBU) 
10 p.m. Airman saw and reported by radio a multi-colored light high in the sky. Strike team sent to his location confirmed the object. Second object, white, was seen to pass in front of clouds. Radar detected and tracked an object. Sightings made by 3 different Minuteman ICBM missile sites. Radio interference was noted by teams sent to locations where object was hovering at ground level. (Vallée Magonia 791; FUFOR Index)
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Time: Aug. 25, 1966; Malibu, CA
Sunrise, PDT. A diesel mechanic and former Navy aircraft crewman saw a lens-shaped disc with dome on top, apparent windows or portholes rotating slowly around it. The object performed complex, high-speed maneuvers. (NICAP report form.)
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11:30 p.m. CDT. A radio station staff and dozens of others saw a dark disc-shaped object with flashing red light, surrounded by white or pale green haze, hover, swoop down, and reverse direction. The object was visible for 15 minutes. (NICAP report form.)
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8:50 p.m. Mr. Funk, wife and their 3 children saw a cluster of 4 small, glowing, orange­ yellow lights in a triangular formation, moving from E to W. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)
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Location. Algeciras Cadiz Spain

Date: August 26 1966
Time: 1630
A 36-year old doctor riding his motorcycle heading for a nice quiet spot to take photographs, was taking a turn on the road when suddenly he stopped overcome by an eerie feeling and noticing a strange silence dominating the area. He became frightened and turned his motorcycle around, he then saw a short being that crossed the road in front of him at high speed, entering a wooded area. The being had a large head and was totally dressed in black, the witness thought he resembled a large ape, the witness overcame his fear and ran after the being, which took great leaps and bounds at high speed, the being was finally lost from sight after entering a heavy forested area. The witness who had been following the being came upon a clearing and saw a strange dark metallic oval shaped craft, with a rectangular shaped rear section and a cockpit like area on the front. The witness did not see the being anywhere around, but became frightened and left the area. It is rumored that he took a photograph of the craft which was later lost.

Source: Ballester Olmos, Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia de Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis


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9:30 p.m. CDT. A production engineer saw a lens-shaped disc with domes on top and bottom, surrounded by a soft bluish glow. The object was visible for 3 minutes. (NICAP report form.)
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Date:  August 28 1966
Location: Tupancireta, Brazil
Time: night
Summary: Witnesses observed a group of fourteen short humanoids wearing tight fitting green uniforms and helmets with antennas. This occurred in the outskirts of town. No other information.
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8:20 p.m. LT. A woman was called by her two daughters to observe from a balcony an object shaped like two plates, one inverted on top of the other (disc), flying at an altitude of about 200 meters. The edge was brightly illuminated and the top emitted a pulsating glow. The object appeared to be descending to land in a nearby field, then rose suddenly, accelerated and flew away, its light becoming brighter as its speed increased (luminosity/speed correlation). No sound was heard. (Flying Saucer Review, 12(6), November-December 1966; from the Hesinga Sanomet, Sept. 1, 1966.)
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