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Date: May 1971
Location: Waluka, New Zealand
Time: 0200A
Summary: The witness was having a late cup of tea when he glanced out his window at the nearby beach and observed three men chatting. They seemed to be “shrouded in a gray mist.” Through the branches of a macracarpa and pine trees shone a bright red light from a spherical object. A “silver strip appeared on the water and appeared to light the way back for the men to get on the red ball.” Then the strip disappeared and the red object moved off, slowly at first, seeming to bounce along in the air at low altitude. It then gathered altitude as it approached a nearby aerodrome, soaring very high until it went out of sight.
Source: Canadian UFO Report Vol. 2 # 3


Date: May 1971
Location: Mt Blanca, Colorado
Time: 0300A
Summary: Three men were camping in a cabin at the base of Mt Blanca and during the early morning were disturbed by “assorted unexplained noises,” followed by the appearance of and odd shaft of light and a “shadowy figure” on the patio outside the window. Around 0300A all hell broke loose around the cabin. Thrashings and crashing noises were heard and something took hold of the back door “and shook it violently as though trying to tear it off its hinges.” But by the time the campers reached the back door “‘utter silence prevailed.” Outside, they discovered a series of “apparent footprints.”
Source: Curt Sutherly, UFO Mysteries


Date:  May, 1971: Landing and ‘giant’ occupant encountered by youth in Virginia


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Location. Jonesville Arkansas
Date: May 1971
Time: night
The Ford family of the Jonesville area had a frightening experience with a large, hairy unknown creature. The creature pushed its “claw” through the screen while Mrs Ford was sleeping on the couch. Her husband, Bobby, and his brother, Douglas, pursued the creature towards the woods. The sheriff arrived and took casts of some unusual prints. An hour later, the creature was back at the Ford’s residence. When it was shot at, the creature disappeared from view again.
Source: Ron Schaffner


Date: May 1971: Santa Lucia Military Base Encounter


Date: May 1971: Emenegger/Sandler/UFO Landing Film


Date: May 1971
Location: Strahan, Tasmania
Time: 2200 hrs
Summary: Travelling home, a family were startled by the appearance of a bright light above the road. The vehicle’s lights failed and the driver stopped the engine. They got out to have a look, then got back in, and the car’s lights came back on by themselves. As they drove on, the light kept it’s speed to theirs. It disappeared when they were almost in Queenstown.
Source: TUFOIC


Location. Delhi, Ontario, Canada
Date: May 1971
Time: late night
Two young girls were sharing a motel room for a couple of weeks, when one night one of them, Mary, woke up paralyzed. She then heard the doorknob rattling and felt a strange energy in the room, which was filled with a dull red, warm glow. At the corner of the room she could see a tall man wearing a black long coat and a large black hat that covered most of his face. Her last memory was of the man standing right next to the bed. The next couple of weeks 3 tall blond men who claimed they were from Montreal followed around both girls; one of them had a peculiar double beard resembling a Viking. They all acted in a very peculiar manner.
Source: UFO Canada


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Location. Jonesville Arkansas
Date: May 2 1971
Time: night
Bobby Ford was outside his home when he was grabbed by a huge clawed hairy creature and pulled to the ground. After a brief struggle, he escaped his assailant. He was treated at a Texarkana hospital for scratches and shock. More footprints were discovered at the Ford’s property.
Source: Ron Schaffner


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skillingaarydsweden1971largeDate: May 6, 1971
Location: Skillingaryd, Sweden
Time:  09:55 AM
Summary: Mr. Lars Thorn, a truck driver, was riding with his son on his motor-bike in the neighborhood of the Skillingaryd gunnery field in central Sweden, when they caught sight of an unconventional aerial object through the trees in the direction of the bunker. “Although it appeared stationary,” Lars Thorn said, “It wobbled or rocked to and fro all the time. On the upper side there appeared to be a dome. Just below the dome there was something gray and red, and again just below that, I could see what looked like a green ribbon or band around the rim. The very bottom was red. A whizzing sound came from it at intervals of 10 to 15 seconds on more or less regular spacing.” Thorn was able to snap two black and white photographs with his small camera.
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Location. Houston, Texas
Date: May 8 1971
Time: 0330A
The witness, a lady member of Apro, went to the window at 0330A and saw 3 small figures about 5 ft tall walking by in single file. All wore tight blue sports shirts and dark trousers, and had “pale complexions and mousy hair,” appearing to be “intently engrossed.” No other information.
Source: Apro Bulletin, May-June 1971


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Date: May 15 1971
Location: Passapatanzy, West Virginia
Time: 2200
Summary: Michael D, 15, was on his way home after camping out with two other boys; while crossing a grassy field, alone, he saw a bright object slowly approaching at low altitude, passing over some high-tension wires that crossed the field. He crouched down in some tall grass as the object landed, with a “bounce,” 100 feet away. The silvery object was “higher than it was wide” and had a “walkway” that ran around its circumference, and red and white revolving lights on the top, it also emitted a humming noise. A door ‘came down” out of which emerged a “huge” figure, who was hunched over, had long arms, and wore shiny, light reflecting clothing. In one hand it held a glowing box. Walking in a “stiff legged, bouncing” motion, the humanoid giant approached the grass where Michael was hiding; frightened, they boy sic’d his dog on the figure, who turned and re-entered the object. A few minutes later it took off. His companions returned a short time later and found Michael, still in the grass, moaning and very frightened. At the site the next day were found 7 holes in the ground, 2.5″ wide at the top and a foot deep  Two days later, Michael and several other members of his family saw a bright disc-shaped object, which had chased his sisters in a car as they drove up the long driveway of their house.
Source: John Carlson, Bruce Maccabee for Nicap


Date: May 16 1971
Location:  Chesterton, Indiana
Time:  9:30 p.m. 
Summary:  Four witnesses observed an object after power failed in their house. Saturn type UFO, high frequency sound, 20 mins. House size silver ball illuminated brilliant red, green, blue and white lights around it on rim. Moved at tractor speed, hovered over hog farmyard setting off pandemonium in dogs, chickens, pigs, and a parrot. Witnesses suffered vibration, numbness, and fear. Fled back to house which had been rendered powerless. Tree died at site.
Source:  Ted Phillips


Date: May 21 1971
Location: Near West Leisenring Pennsylvania
Time: 0110A
Summary: A man was returning home when as he was rounding a bend in a rural road he noticed an unusual object hovering about 20 feet above the ground. The craft was saucer shaped with a dome on top and an antenna like protrusion. It had a door like opening to the left of its center; the opening emitted an orange red glow from inside. It also emitted a faint humming sound. After two minutes the witness saw a figure walk back and forth in the opening of the object. The figure was dressed in a gray white metallic suit with a hood and was about six-foot tall. The craft itself was dull gray in color and appeared to have burnt areas along the bottom. The witness who was inside his vehicle all the time suddenly turned his head and saw a similar gray garbed figure about three feet way, he then heard a click and after two seconds a blast threw him against the vehicle’s console, he also heard a loud explosion, the car moved forward and the witness sped away form the area. He then drove to a local emergency room hospital where he was treated with what appeared to be pellet wounds.
Source:  Stan Gordon, Mufon Journal # 189


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UFO-May-23-1971-StDate:  May 23, 1971 
Location: Styria, Austria
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Summary: Styria, Austria. Taken in St. Lorenzen, Styria, Austria on May 23, 1971. This is the famous “Rudi Nagora photograph.” Nagora and his wife were vacationing in Styria, when he heard a “whizzing” sound from above him. Looking for the source, he saw a shiny, disc which was clear being in front of the clouds. After running to tell his wife, he grabbed his camera and took 12 photographs of the object. His photos are deemed legitimate, and have never been debunked
Source: Rudi Nagora


Date: May 23, 1971: Rudi Nagora Photograph 


Date: May 24 1971
Location:  Mendoza, Argentina
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Summary:  Saturn-shaped object darted around, rocked back and forth while hovering, rapid acceleration upward at angle
Source:  UFOE II, Section VI


Date: May 25 1971
Location:   Belchar’s Bar, Leicester, England
Time:  10:50 p.m.
Summary:  While driving home on a wet, rainy night, Mrs. Eunice Rose, 36, saw a large glowing object ahead. Her portable transistor radio faded and died away. Then her headlights dimmed and her car (a 1956 Austin A30) lost power as the glowing object was visible to the left of the road. The car engine sputtered but continued running roughly. As she stopped, the object moved overhead, brightly illuminating the car and the surrounding area. The hair on the back of her neck bristled. The object was seen to be a flat circular disc, glowing like moonlight. When the object moved away over a field to the right of the road, the headlights and radio resumed functioning and the engine gradually responded. The object disappeared in the distance to the southwest. 
Source:  Flying Saucer Review Case Histories, Supp. No. 11, August 1972. Investigator: Geoffrey Coxon


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Date: May 27, 1971
Location: Lynchford, Tasmania
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Summary: A car is reported to have stopped dead some fifty metres from the site of an apparent landing.
Source: TUFOIC


Date: May  28 1971
Location:   Savona Italy
Time:  night
Summary:  A security guard or night watch man saw inside his house a little man like figure standing still in front of the bedroom mirror, “writing” on the glass from left to right with a finger.
Source:  CUN Genova


Date: May 29 1971
Location:  near Oxford, Massachusetts
Time:  4:00 a.m. EDT.
Summary:  A shiny black “discus” that hovered, gyrated, and flipped over on its side was reported to have been observed at a recreational area near Oxford. There were four witnesses, a man and three teen-age boys who were fishing at the edge of a reservoir. The object approached the four men and jerked from side to side “like a pendulum,” and up and down like a ball. At the nearest point the object was approximately some 250 feet from the observers. At approximately at that point the object flipped over on edge. In that attitude the object was circular in shape, “like a pancake” with seven or eight glowing ports evenly spaced around the bottom. The object then stopped and moved back in the direction it came. This time it moved rapidly and was soon lost from sight. 
Source:  UFO Investigator / July 1971, page 3


Date: May 30 1971
Location: Dannes Pas-de-Calais France
Time: 1405
Summary: The witness, was cutting some grass for her rabbits, perceived half a mile away, in a large chalk quarry, a dark object like a turned over basin, hovering near the ground. Near it a small being with a large head was moving about; after about 10 minutes, he was “sucked up” into the object, which at once took off. No traces were found.
Source: Rene Bazin, LDLN March 1972


Date: May 31 1971
Location:  Newmarket, NH
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Summary:  Two witnesses sighted a grayish white upright egg-shaped object with dark ports around its perimeter. It hovered a few feet above the ground in plain view in front of trees before ascending straight up and out of sight.
Source:  Raymond Fowler, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, pages 175-180, 340.


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