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Date: early 1968
Location: Otoco Potosi Bolivia
Time: 1800
Summary: Valentina Flores was bringing in her llamas when she discovered that her sheep pen was covered with a net made of some plastic like material, and that inside the pen was a helmeted being, 3.5 ft tall, who was engaged in the killing of her sheep by a tubular instrument having a hook on the end of it. Mrs Flores threw stones at the being, whereupon he walked over to an instrument resembling a radio and, moving a wheel on it, quickly absorbed all the netting. The farm woman approached the pen with a cudgel, upon which the being threw his instrument at her several times; it returned to him like a boomerang, after inflicting superficial cuts on her arms. The entity picked up the machine, which had absorbed the net, as well as a bag containing sheep entrails, and put them into a rucksack on his back. Two legs emerged from the rucksack and extended down to the ground, at which time the entity rose straight up into the air with an “extraordinary” sound, and vanished. 34 sheep were found dead and from every one, “certain small portions of the digestive organs were missing.”
Source: Col. R Ayala & son, & Oscar A Galindez


Date:  January 1968
Location: Orford, Tasmania – Ca.  
Time: 2100 hrs
Summary:  family were taking a weekend trip around Tas travelling on the east coast. The husband was driving the vehicle at fifty five to sixty five km/h when upon rounding a curve a bright light came over the driver’s side. It was a yellowish light but the actual source was not visible. Seconds later the vehicle’s lights dimmed for 100-200m. The bright light went out and the vehicle’s lights returned to normal. Further on, round a sweeping bend the same thing happened. However, when he came out of the bend and onto the straight, the lights had failed altogether. This took place over fifteen to twenty seconds. The driver stopped the car to investigate. However, the yellow light had gone by this time and the headlights came back on by themselves.
Source: Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre. (TUFOIC).


Date: early January 1968
Location: Viamao Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil
Time: 2100
Summary: The owner of the Lagoa Negra Fazenda, his wife and two children, and the Fazenda manager all saw a UFO that was disc shaped, about 9 ft high and 30 ft wide, with a round hat shaped dome on top. It had a metallic gleam and emitted a very powerful reddish light as it hovered about 6 ft above the ground, 400 yards away. Two 6-foot tall men appeared beside it, dressed in white coveralls with broad sashes, they had shoulder length hair and ware barefoot. These beings walked stiffly, without bending their legs. Then appeared 3 more beings less than 4.5 ft tall, wearing chestnut brown coveralls, likewise with long hair, these 3 walked about rapidly, but remained near the UFO. The two tall beings walked further away, finally opening a gate in the fence around the yard and advancing to within 60 yards of the house. When the wife opened the door and called out to her husband, in fright, the two turned around and walked to the object; all five entered and the object rose vertically. The family’s 5 dogs remained unusually docile throughout the visitation. Footprints, both large and small, were later found at the site.
Source: Jader Pereira, FSR Case Histories # 5


Location. Wynyard Tasmania Australia
Date: January 1968
Time: early am
Several witnesses watched a dark metallic Zeppelin like craft hovering low over the area. Several lighted windows were on the side and moving figures could be seen inside. No sound was reported.
Source: Keith Roberts from Tufoic

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Location. Golden Valley, Hennepin, Minnesota
Date: January 1968
Time: night
Jean D. was awakened by a whirling sound from outdoors; going to the window and wiping the steam from the cold, she saw circling nearby a 3 foot disk of highly polished metal. At the same time, she “heard” messages, such as “we have to get into position on the east side of the bedroom to clasp.” The feeling was that “they’ were frantic, and she “heard” then speak of a tube like casing for entry, then a drilling sound; next, a round metallic material appeared on the wall, growing in size. The sound stopped and with a “light feeling” all around, a number of 3-foot beings entered the room through the casing. The next thing she remembers is being on a table, with a cloth; certain entities were preparing her for an operation; according to the continuing “messages,” the beings needed her “substance” or they would not “make it back.” Using an implement like a thin flashlight with a needle at each end, they made a circular incision in her stomach from which they extracted blood. They seemed to be shrinking until each, in turn, was given a sample of the blood. She described them as having large gray green heads with large ear fixtures, eyes, nose, and a mouth that did not open as they “communicate.” They indicated that they wanted her son, and Jean became hysterical; they told her never to reveal what had happened or they would take him. The next she remembers is the whirring sound, and they were leaving through the hole in the wall. She found herself at the window again, wiping it in order to see outside, searching for tracks in the snow. When her husband returned she tried to tell him what happened; when he did not believe her, she accused him of “being one of them.” This feeling persisted for a long time, and she warned that she would be committed to an institution.
Source: National Enquirer

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Date: January 1968
Location:  Leon West Virginia
Time: night
Summary: Three teen aged boys, Russell Fox, Richard Nutter, and Mike Cain, were out hunting when they saw a huge bird that waddled sideways; their dog took after it and the creature ran into a decrepit barn. With a flashlight, they could see that it was almost as large as a man, with large glowing eyes. Fox, who was about to shoot it, inexplicably dropped his gun, walked forward in the darkness, and offered it his new hunting jacket. Then a glow lit the barn, and instead of the bird, he saw a youth wearing only a loincloth, “who looked as if he was made out of gold.” This figure picked up the jacket and held it up, and then began to weep; then it vanished.
Source: Gray Barker, Saucer News Spring 1970


Location. Woking-Guildford Surrey England
Date: January 1968
Time: night
A young man, “Peter,” was sitting with his girlfriend in a parked car and saw a “shadow” behind nearby trees. As he started to get out of the car, this shadow glided to a new position about 20 ft away. Between 4 and 5 ft tall, it was “too squat and square” to be a man, and moved soundlessly. It appeared to have no legs. Peter and the girl drove off quickly. At the same site two weeks later, an unpleasantly pungent odor was detected, although nothing unusual was observed.
Source: Charles Bowen, FSR Vol. 14 # 3

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Location. Otley Yorkshire England
Date: January 1968
Time: night
Four young girls were taken a short cut home past a churchyard when a tall dark shape appeared in front of them. They could not discern any facial features despite being very close to it. No breath appeared to come from the creature. One of the girls screamed and the figure walked away silently.
Source: John A Keel, Strange Mutants

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Date: January 1968
Location:  Near Pine River Minnesota
Time: night
Summary: Arriving late at home the witness noticed three humanoid figures wearing white inflated “snowsuits” with black belts. The figures were standing by the mailbox and appeared to be tampering with it. The witness entered her house and did not investigate further. Later neighbors told her that they had seen mysterious lights rising from fields behind the farm.
Source:Coral E. Lorenzen, The Shadow of The Unknown


Date: January 1968
Location: Near Rome Center, Michigan
Time: night
Summary: The main witness, Dan Welch, was sitting in the back seat of a car on the passenger side when he felt a sensation of light coming from behind him. At first he paid little attention to this thinking it was just bright car lights coming up from behind them. However, after it happened again he paused then turned around to look out the back window of the car to discover that there was no other car on the road behind them. Puzzled, he continued to look out the back window. Then approximately 500 feet in the clouds, the outline of an oval shaped blue light with a similar beam of blue light came on to engulf the small town which they had just driven through. They were driving up a small incline, so it was very easy to discern the oval shape of the blue beam of light. It was so distinct that he could clearly make out the oval edge of the beam in the darkness of the night. It was the most intense, beautiful blue he had ever seen, but strangely he could look at the light without squinting. The awestruck witness could tell that there was a definite on-off pattern to the light, which reminded him of a gigantic flash bulb. The UFO was huge, compared to that of a pineapple held at arm’s length. As he continued watching the UFO came on again but this time directly over the road behind the car. It was definitely moving in a SE to NW direction. The next sequence was of the UFO appearing directly over the car. The main witness distinctly remembers looking up into this light. But it was no longer blue but instead a very intense white light, he remembers that it hurt his eyes. The next thing he remembers was sitting down in the back seat looking out the front window of the car and hearing the driver say, “I’m getting the hell out of here!” With this the driver slammed his foot onto the gas pedal and left the area at a high rate of speed. The witness caught a last glimpse of the UFO again approximately 1,000 yards in the distance. Upon arriving at their cottage the main witness noticed that it had taken an extra hour and a half to get there also upon arrival no one in the car mentioned the UFO. To this day it has never been discussed among the witnesses. Not long after the encounter the main witness began to get severe headaches.
Source: http://mufoncms.com

Comments: Unexplored abduction event. An interesting aside: A few years later the main witness was now living in Toledo Ohio and one morning was backing out of his driveway when he noticed an old style black Cadillac parked in front of his house. He pulled away from the house and the black Cadillac starts following him right into the parking lot of the school where he taught. The Cadillac proceeded to pull-up in the parking space right next to his. He was very concerned about who this person was and why they were following him. When he looked over to see who it was, he was met by a pair of icy, glaring eyes. To this day, he will never forget how these eyes stared right through him. The “man” just kept staring at him. The “man” wore a white overcoat with the collar turned up all the way around his neck with a white brimmed hat turned down so all that the witness could see were his eyes and nose (which appeared to be very thin and narrow). The eyes reminded the witness of two black coals. The skin of the stranger was ‘whitish’. The witness stared back for a few seconds but the quickly walked into the building hoping to catch a glimpse of the license number. He constantly kept the Cadillac in his peripheral vision all the time as he walked to and entering the building. On entering the building there was a door immediately to his left that he entered where the room included windows all along the side facing the parking lot from which he had just come in from. It had taken him less than 5 seconds to get to the window to observe this Cadillac…but it was gone.


Date: January 1968
Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Time: 0015am
Summary: A truck driver is zapped by a huge cone of light, experiences 5 hours of missing time. He is later dropped in the snow 20 feet from the truck, completely dry and warm. He sees no footprints on the 6 inch snow. He suffers from nausea, headache and gives out a strong odor. No other information.
Source: Leonard Stringfield (UFOCAT entry)


Date: Early 1968
Location: Canon AFB, NM
Time: 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 
Summary: On one particular night glowing objects were spotted beyond the fence line of the base and in the distant perimeter. The staff at the Air Force Base pretty much ignored these lights on the first night, wondering if it was just someone playing around, or not thinking a whole lot about it. On the second night a couple of Military Security Police were up on the flight line when they observed an object above them and as they watched they saw a white beam of light came down from the object. The beam of light stayed and moved around the flight line. The Security Police were in a position to challenge the beam of light, and when they came near to it … it skirted them. The light almost matched the Police Officers moves. The Police challenged the light on three different occasions only to have it move around them. 
Source: Brian Vike, HBCC UFO Research


Date: Jan. 2, 1968
Location: White Horse, Yukon, Canada
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Summary: Bright pulsating yellow-orange object nearby, heat felt. E-M effects on snow mobile.
Source: UFOI, May-Jun 1968, p.3; Star, Jan 4


Date: January 3 1968
Location: Ashtabula Ohio
Time: 0500A
Summary: Emma Grimble, an early riser, was sweeping the upper hallway of her lodging home when she heard a commotion downstairs at the tenant’s mailboxes. Yelling “Get away from those mailboxes,” she rushed downstairs, but was dumbfounded to see two little greenish yellow “men” or creatures clambering around the boxes, attaching themselves to the wall by “suction hands and feet.” They glistened like metal, possibly wearing flexible, tight fitting metallic clothing. At her appearance, the two little creatures rushed to the door, and she heard quite a scrambling around; as if there may have been 5 or 6 of them.
Source: D. L. McCulty for Saucer News


Date: January 6 1968
Location: Milan Italy
Time: night
Summary: A night security officer was conducting his rounds when he came upon a flat pancake shaped object resting on a courtyard. He approached and could see that it had a transparent dome on top and a circular railing around it. Next to the object were two human-like figures wearing blue overalls and black helmets and gloves. Inside the dome a third figure was moving. The two beings outside seemed to be performing some repairs on the object. The witness walked up in order to offer his help and shone a flashlight at the object. The two figures suddenly scrambled into the object, which emitted a bright, flash and took off.
Source: Maurizio Verga, Itacat


apro18Date: January 9 1968
Location: Ancash Mountains of Peru
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Summary: Photo of Two Discs in Peru The photo reproduced above is a color photograph taken in the Ancash Mountains of Peru, presumably during this summer’s UFO activity. Richard Greenwell, APRO s Peruvian representative, is investigating the sighting and the photograph, and points out that if it is authenticated, it will not only be the first photo of TWO objects taken at one time, but probably one of the very few photos of a UFO which show a clearly defined outline and the typical disc-shape. Despite the fact that complete details are not available, it was felt that the members would like to see this photo as soon as possible.
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Date: January 15 1968
Location:  El Escorial, Spain
Time: noon
Summary: The witness was at a boarding school in Spain and the above date him and a friend climbed a nearby hill to read letters from home. 5 to 10 minutes after reaching the top of the hill his friend pointed to a solid dull looking cigar shaped object which seemed to be carved out of a very clear blue sky. They looked at it for a few seconds before they could comment on it and decided it was not a cloud since the edges were crisp and there was some obvious 3 dimensionality to it. The object was huge since they actually had to move their heads from left to right to see it end to end. Within 15 to 20 seconds the object seemed to shrink in size, tilt and vanish. To their estimation the whole incident lasted not more than 30 seconds. They ran down to the school to report what they saw and a group of the other children were very excited when they saw the witnesses. To their surprise their excitement was due to the fact that both had been missing for over 2 hours and had missed lunch and the head count. Fortunately for them the Franciscan monk in charge of the school was very sympathetic and offered to call the local US air base (Torrejon) to ask about the phenomenon. The base reported that there had been no scheduled test flights that day but were very interested in a personal report. Both witnesses declined.
Source: NUFORC


Date: January 17 1968
Location: Ipswich, Massachusetts
Time: 1830
Summary: The witness, Linda was on her way to Junior Achievement class when suddenly bright lights in the sky attracted her. Looking up she saw a hovering elongated cigar shaped object with bright flashing lights. She watched as it descended several hundred feet from her and hovered about 150 feet from the ground. The object made no noise and had a solid row of red and green lights going on and off in sequence along its midsection. It also had five steady bright white lights evenly spaced along the top section. Linda advanced closer to the object just before it rose up, leveled off and moved away into the distance. At the same time she saw a tall man in a dark coat and a dark brimmed hat who was standing close to the object. When she called out to him, he turned and ran down a darkened street.
Source: Raymond E. Fowler, UFO Testament


Location. Longleat Estate England
Date: January 18 1968
Time: 2100
Bob Strong received a strange phone call, urging him to be at “Heaven’s Gate,” on the Longleat Estate, at 2100 on the 18th. He drove there with Sybil Champion, and they saw a UFO land on the estate. They went to the site & found that the UFO was no larger than a soup plate. Down a fine golden ladder climbed more than 24 4” tall humanoids, which then “grew” to normal size, shook hands with the witnesses, & engaged them in conversation. Strong was invited to take a ride in the saucer; with the crew-members, shrank to 4” size and climbed up the ladder. The ship rose with a whistling noise, “becoming larger.” Sybil waited 8 hours, after which the UFO returned & let Strong out, still diminutive; he regained his normal height as he walked toward Sybil. As to the voyage, all he was “permitted” to tell Shuttle-wood was that it concerned “the inner core or central ball of Earth.”
Source: Arthur Shuttle-wood

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Date: Jan. 20, 1968
Location: Vermillion, SD
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Summary: Round orange-red object hovered near ground, moved abruptly to position behind car, road illuminated; made repeated passes at car
Source: Section XII, Vol. II, The UFO Evidence


Location. Indiana Pennsylvania
Date: January 24 1968
Time: 1530
John E., driving home, saw a round, saucer shaped object with a dull aluminum finish hovering over a pond 100-200 ft away. Its top section was transparent, and he could see two men, normal in every description and wearing light gray coveralls, as well as levers and little lights, as on a computer. Under hypnosis, he remembered, “hearing” them talk; they were engaged in fixing something and hurried when they saw him watching. In subsequent hypnotic sessions, he recalled being led into the UFO by a slender man in black; inside were 4 seats on pedestals, looking at the light hurt his eyes. He was sent by elevator into the room where the repair was going on; the men spoke to each other in English, and he was instructed to sit in a chair that rendered him immobile. There was a time lapse of several hours between his leaving work and his returning home.
Source: William Weitzel et al

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Date: Jan. 24, 1968
Location: Fayette County, IN
Time: 10:15 p.m. 
Summary: Two orange, glowing saturn-shaped UFO. Motor sound. Twenty minutes. Approaching from distance, objects hovered over woods across road, then one seemed to land while other moved over house. Three women terrified and got bibles and prayed. No landing indications in frozen ground.
Source: Browning; Worley files


Date:  January 25 1968
Location:  Torres Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil
Time:  2300
Summary:  Axel Aberg Cobo, a Professor of Human Relations and Journalism, was walking along the beach when a silver colored, luminous object emerged from the ocean 25 yards away, and he felt as though paralyzed. Shortly after, two “men” over 6 ft tall, “who looked as though they were made of crystal,” walked up to him stiffly, without bending their knees. He felt as if they were communicating with him telepathically. They greeted him by touching shoulders, and one of the beings, which had introduced himself as “Rubinako,” said to him, “Krebs, Navis, Karsicujo and Krero.” Cobo noted these words down, writing with a ballpoint pen on his bare arms and legs. Then they told him they would meet him again in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. He had a vague recollection that the craft took off vertically.
Source:  FSR Vol. 14 # 6\


Date:  January 26 1968
Location:  River Bann, Derryvore Ireland
Time:  not given
Summary: Two men reported seeing a disc shaped craft land on a nearby field. Several undescribed entities emerged and apparently placed probes into the hides of several paralyzed cows on the field. The entities returned back into the object, which took off, showering sparks into the ground, which condensed into a thick fog, which fell over the men causing their skins to tingle. The object entered a cloud and disappeared. 
Source:  Jenny Randles, The Little Giant Encyclopedia Of UFOS


Date:  January 29 1968
Location:  Keats Island British Columbia Canada
Time:  afternoon
Summary:  The witness who lived alone in an isolated cabin by herself had for several days seen mysterious lights and unknown objects maneuvering over the area and over a nearby lake. Two men in neat dark coveralls that claimed to be from the water company visited her that afternoon. The men acted nervously and seemed surprised she lived there alone. They finally left disappearing down a nearby footpath.
Source:   Peter Guttilla, Saga UFO Report Summer 1974, quoting John Magor


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