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Date:  December 1976
Location:  Ossining New York
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Summary:  Psychic Greta Woodrew claimed she was contacted by aliens, and told that they are waiting to help Earth cope with future catastrophes. She said she met beings from a planet called Ogatta, many light years away, during experiments at the laboratories of parapsychologist Dr. Andrijah Puharich. Mrs. Woodrew was placed into a deep hypnotic trance. She claimed she found herself in a long shadowy tunnel being guarded by a man-like creature called Hshames and two bird-like entities. Hshames stood just over five feet tall, and his skin was covered with minute feathers. He had large gold-flecked, luminous, lashless eyes, and his upper lip resembled a beak. They conversed by telepathy, and the figure told her about Ogatta. During a second experiment Mrs. Woodrew claimed that her soul left her body, and she was transported to Ogatta itself. Everything shone, and the surface was covered with dots like glistening halves of marbles. They held a precious water-like substance. At the next session, according to Mrs. Woodrew, an entity called Ogatta spoke to her. He said beings had set up a way station on the minor planet Vesta in our solar system, which will be used to help Earth. An armada of spacecraft, called “gattae” would come down to Earth after drastic changes occurred. Their preparations were well under way. Mrs. Woodrew claimed she was then shown scenes of devastation, which could happen on Earth in the next few decades. Floods, hurricanes, super-magnetic storms, droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves that will cover entire cities and people dying of thirst and hunger. “I was told by the extraterrestrials that they were survivors of what could come”, Mrs. Woodrew said. Then they said, “Despite what man can do to man and nature’s plan, there are civilizations in the cosmos who believe planet Earth’s worth helping.”
Source:   Robert E Bartholomew, UFO Lore, Nigel Blundell & Roger Boar “The World’s Greatest UFO Mysteries”


Date: December  1976
Location:  Coombe Hill, Cheltenham, England
Time:  1315
Summary:  The witness was on his way to work at the local police station and had passed a garage located outside of town when he heard a loud “clanking” sound. Then to his left, there came into view a strange looking craft traveling low in the sky, the likes of which he had never seen before. It was a three-pronged object with a barbell like shape attached towards the end of one of its arms. The witness likened its size to that of a 747. The barbell seemed transparent and carried a red light, which flashed constantly, and yet there were no visible signs of engines or other means of propulsion. The UFO then stopped to hover. At that moment the witness experienced something completely new, while continuing to drive towards his destination his mind was suddenly filled with the image of a humanoid figure, surrounded by an intense white light, dressed in some kind of space suit. He could not see its face, but his demeanor seemed haughty, even arrogant. He was wearing extremely large, bronze colored boots. At that point and for reasons he cannot explain, the witness switched on the sidelights of his car. Suddenly, the demeanor of the figure changed to one of extreme anger and his body disappeared in a blaze of light. Within seconds, however, the figure returned, only this time it appeared to be crying. The witness then heard the words, “Love and Compassion.” At that point the UFO turned and from a standing start sped away towards the direction of Bristol at a very high rate of speed. The entire episode lasted two minutes.
Source:  UFO Magazine Vol. 22 # 1


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Location. Poland, exact location not given
Date: December 1976
Time: evening
The witness was returning home on a path next to a cemetery, the street was illuminated with streetlights and houses on the opposite side of it, so he wasn’t scared. Half way down the path he noticed some movement in the cemetery. The fence wasn’t high enough so even a small girl like the witness was able to see what was going on. He noticed a human like figure, from the hip up, surrounded by a mist; the figure appeared to be hovering just above the ground. Terrified the witness began screaming and ran home to her parents.

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Location. Goodland, Kansas
Date: December 1976
Time: night
A man, woman and 4month old son were abducted from their car and taken aboard a large saucer-shaped craft. Their abductors were tall, hairless beings with large eyes that communicated via telepathy. The couple was given a medical examination. Later they found puncture marks and discoloration on various parts of their bodies.

Source: UFO Related Human Physiological Effects, Quoting Austin Texas Sun December 23 1977


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Location. Cuers, Var, France
Date: December 3 1976
Time: 1500
At a small valley the witness encountered a short humanoid figure with a large head wearing a black combination suit. The figure approached the witness and spoke some unintelligible words and then disappeared from sight.

Source: LDLN # 195


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Location. Milford, Connecticut
Date: December 3 1976
Time: 1530
After coming home from work the witness observed a white fluorescent cigar-shaped object at 60 ft altitude and 35 ft away at the closest point. The object was about 20 ft long and about 6 ft high. It moved into the southern sky about 1 mile away and burst into a “giant sparkler”, which then moved in a straight line and split into two objects. The two additional objects began to signal the witness with flashes of light, and then began to turn red and blink and then disappear over he horizon. The witness got into his car and attempted to chase the original object, he used a pair of binoculars to observe a black crescent shaped UFO, which nearly filled his entire field of view. At this point a “mystery man” not described approached the witness car and began to bang on the window, he spoke with the stranger for a minute and then drove to a nearby police station. Upon arriving home he saw a chevron-shaped cloud formation, he again looked at the cloud with his binoculars and saw a “classic” saucer shaped object emerge from the cloud, rotating and with alternate red and green lights. It approached the witness location. He then hid behind the storm door and watched the saucer float above his neighbor’s house across the street about 50 ft away and about 50 ft high. He then stepped outside and the UFO veered to the western horizon, where it hovered briefly, it then came towards the witness, turned on its axis and disappeared into the sky.

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Time: Dec. 5, 1976; Sollefted, Sweden

2:30 p.m. Several witnesses observed an elongated object (estimated 45 meters long) with round openings along the fuselage.  A blue-green light shone from the openings, a red light at the front, and a diffuse orange glow from the underside. The object hovered above a military base built into the mountainside at an elevation of about 50 meters. After a while the object moved on and hovered above a nearby power station. Then it moved jerkily sideways, jumping rapidly between different positions….After hovering for 15 minutes, the object tilted up and rapidly sped upwards and out of sight, disappearing at 3:30 p.m.  (Bertil Soderquist, MUFON representative in Sweden.)


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Location. Near Milford (Sussex) Delaware
Date: December 6 1976
Time: 0330A
John Brady and Ronald Pullman were driving home to Milford and were at a place called Slaughter Neck when they saw in the adjacent cornfield, about 100 yards away “two tall figures, maybe 8 or 9 ft tall, standing close together as thought they were hugging.” They appeared to be of a pine green color. No traces could be found the next day.

Source: Humcat quoting newspaper source


Date: December 6 1976
Location:  Davie, Florida
Time:  0530A
Summary:  The main witness and his wife were heading west on Sterling Road to drop off his children 4 and 1 ½ years of age at a local daycare center. As he was passing a bicyclist he noticed in the northwest sky a fireball falling. After a minute he pulled his car over and shut it off to say prayers as he thought it was an airplane crashing. He sat for several minutes after the fireball disappeared behind trees several miles away but he saw no flash, nor did he hear an explosion. Within two more minutes the witness and his wife observed a huge dull, grayish metallic looking object that was heading slowly towards them and southeast. The object was immense, did not emit any noise, smoke or any exhaust that would be noticeable from thermal fluctuations of the air around it. The object now appeared to be oblong or cigar-shaped, more than 250 ft long and more than 30 ft high. There seemed to be some sort of whitish light atop and a light at each end, front and rear but not white. As it approached their vehicle his wife’s upper body leaned out the window to look up at it. He observed it from the windshield inside. As they kept asking what it was he noticed that the entire interior of the car was illuminated. He then noticed his 4-year old daughter leaning on the back window looking up. He then looked at his interior light and saw that it was not lit. He immediately looked outside his side window and it was still pitch black outside the car. He then looked up as best he could to get a fix on the structure as it was now less than 50 ft from them. The surface was not metal at all. It had a sandy texture similar to that of shark skin. He could not locate any seams or a single area that would suggest any conventional assembly that he had ever seen. The object became stationary for an undetermined period of time and they just stared at it for minutes. And then from the corner of his left eye the main witness saw a small child-like figure run rapidly across the front of his headlights. It was about to climb over to climb over the metal road barrier but hesitated and turned toward him. He immediately tried to get a glimpse of any articles that he might be able to identify but it had nothing. It had no shoes, belt, tools, weapons or any other devices. His first thought was to jump out and grab it and throw it in the trunk. But then a voice of sorts told him not to move or he would be harmed. He tried to lift his arm and was horrified that it looked like it was cut off where the light ended inside the car. He looked at the small figure again and thought that it was so small and having no weapons that he could easily overpower it. The voice again warned him that the stretch cloth suit that the figure was wearing carried 40,000 volts of piezo-electrical current. The figure then hopped over the fence and went into a horse breeding ranch at about 140 Street. His last memory of the incident was when he was looking behind his car and seeing a somewhat different shaped object about 1 mile south of his location moving slowly at first but then as he watched the object seemed to accelerate so fast that it just vaporized. He then drove off without speaking a word to his wife and at the daycare center realized that they had been at the site for over 40 minutes. He also lost his eyesight for almost 2 days after the incident.
Source:  NUFORC


Date: December 6, 1976: Several witnesses view oval shaped object


Date: December 10 1976
Location:  Ponte do Lima Minho Portugal
Time:  0130A
Summary:  Custodio Rodrigues Martins, 65, and his wife, Maria Adelaide Pereira, both teachers residing at Porto, were at their weekend house in Estoraos, in the municipality of Ponte do Lima. Leaving Custodio’s sister’s house to go to their own house, about a 5-minute walk away, Mrs Martins was the first to observe a strange “form” coming toward the couple. It was tall and thin and moved at a slower pace, so that by the time they reached their own doorstep, they were within 20 meters of the strange figure. Although it was moving slowly, it appeared “motionless,” and Mr. Martins described it as featureless and vaguely transparent, his wife said it was dark. It made no sound of footsteps as it moved away. It appeared to be 2 meters tall and there were no apparent signs of arms or legs. A “head” appeared on the top of the form and seemed to be dressed in a one-piece garment that fell down to the ground in a straight, featureless line. It appeared to “glide” over the street. Interestingly, their dog, accompanying them homeward, slunk behind them at the approach of the figure, and then retreated. Mr. Martins would have confronted the figure had his wife not held him, preventing him from doing so. The figure was in view by at least one of the witnesses for about 5 minutes—nearly the whole time it took to walk from the one house to the other.
Source:   Joaquim Fernandes, Insolito # 32


Date: December 10 1976: Janaillat Near Limoges, France Abduction


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Location. Newton Georgia
Date: December 10 1976
Time: midnight
A man and his young son encountered five small humanoids about 3-foot tall and all white in color; these beings appeared to be dancing around a utility pole. The next day several small footprints were found in the area, this led to a nearby field and suddenly stopped in the middle. The prints sank down twice as deep as the witness in the soft soil.

Source: Billy Rachels, The UFO Bureau, Georgia


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Location. Meylan Isere France
Date: December 12 1976
Time: 0720A
Julien Hermann, 38, a security guard, was sitting in his cubicle at the Merlin-Gerin M3 factory; it was just before dawn. Suddenly he saw, outside on the lawn about 65 ft away, a “human form” about 5.5 ft tall, fluorescent green in color, its outline surrounded by a multitude of green scintillating points of light. It stood, arms at sides, in the middle of a circular luminous spot on the ground, “of a color which I had never seen, resembling orange yellow.” Its head was large and round, as if wearing a helmet; no features or other details were visible (the back may have been turned), nor could the witness describe the clothing. On seeing this, Hermann jumped up, and then felt his neck muscles paralyzed, possibly caused by shock, he ran out of the office and outside, but just as he came in sight of the figure again, it vanished. No traces were found.

Source: Edmond Thomas, Ouranos # 20


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Location. Salillas, Huesca, Spain
Date: December 12 1976
Time: night
At the same time that several locals watched a luminous reddish “cloud” hovering over the area, the main witness, Agustin, was preparing the annual Christmas tree a few feet from his house when suddenly he noticed a strange “vehicle” resembling a dome shaped platform approaching his location. On top of the platform stood two very tall beings, one of them a woman who called the witness by his name. The object then hovered a few feet from the witness. Both beings were over 2 meters tall and wore dark tight fitting scaled diver’s outfits. Both were extremely pale and the woman had very long dark hair. The woman left the platform and approached the witness, leaving the man behind. She told the witness that they had come from another world and that they were here to “help humanity.” In order to prove this she instructed Agustin to touch a nearby stone and water would flow from it. He did and apparently felt his hand wet. Frightened, the witness watched the woman reboard the floating platform and leave. The witness remained drained of energy and unable to move for about 15 minutes. He was never as energetic as he was before and soon after this encounter died of cardiac failure.

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Time: Dec. 14, 1976; Contrexeville, France
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Location. Holland (Hampden) Massachusetts
Date: December 16 1976
Time: 2120
A 25-year old driver saw a cigar shaped object twice the width of the moon; 3 or 4 human like forms were visible through oval windows. It was stationary low in the east, 400-500 ft away. After 7-8 seconds, it disappeared in a bright red flash.

Source: Cufos Report, IUR Vol. 2 # 2


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Time: Dec. 18, 1976; Caribou County, ID

12:55 a.m. On Soda Springs Mountain Road, three police officers had a close encounter with a 30-foot diameter oval-shaped UFO. The object was devoid of seams or windows, and had the bulk of three to four cars. It emitted a light green light and hovered only 60 feet away from them. It made no sound when hovering, but made a whistling “wind” sound when in motion. (Sources: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies case investigations file, December 1976; International UFO Reporter, February 1977, p. 6).
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Location. Near El Banco Magdalena Colombia
Date: December 21 1976
Time: 0030A
Liberato Anibal Quintero, a cowman, was roused from sleep by a thunderstorm. He felt a compulsion to go out of the house, and to walk toward the cowsheds some distance away. Just before he reached them he saw a vivid beam of light, which lit, up the sky. As the light approached, he threw himself to the ground and crawled into some bushes. He saw that a big, brilliantly luminous egg shaped object was slowly descending, lighting up the whole area and producing and unbearable heat. It landed near the cowsheds, and a small ladder was extended to the ground. Quintero wanted to run away, but he was unable to. A number of small figures (less than 5 ft tall) descended the ladder, carrying lights in their hands; they were white skinned, with flat faces, very high cheekbones, thick eyebrows, and round protruding eyes. Three of them were women, with long hair. These little people spotted Quintero, and caught him, though he knocked 4 or 6 of them down. They seized him by the spine, and he lost consciousness. When he recovered his senses he found himself naked, inside a room “with extraordinary lights,” racked with pain. There was a puncture mark on his right arm, and he thought they had taken blood from him. Beside him were 3 of the women, massaging his back and apparently trying to relieve his pain. They too were naked. He noticed that they had no navels. His advances were cordially received, and he was soon having intercourse with one of them. This woman, who was “extremely hairy” and “very ardent,” uttered “barks like a dog,” which were answered by barks from outside the room. The witness was exhausted after this, but the other 2 women gave him a “strange yellowish stuff” to drink, which “completely restored his vigor.” He proceeded to have intercourse with them also; “the whole affair with the 3 of them must have lasted at least 3 hours.” He felt the prick of an injection again, this time in his back, and lost consciousness. When he awoke he was lying on the grass near the cowsheds, and dawn was just breaking. He staggered home and told his wife, and subsequently his workmates, what had happened to him. His friends searched the spot, finding marks left on the ground by the object. Subsequently Quintero suffered from excruciating headaches. His employer described Quintero as totally trustworthy.

Source: Gordon Creighton, FSR Vol. 22 # 6


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Location. Near Perth, Western Australia
Date: December 24 1976
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A woman reported seeing an object hovering low over the area. She said it had several illuminated windows, multicolored lights and inside the windows she could see figures apparently wearing “white coats”. She refuses to talk about it any further.

Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/newsite


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Location. Brooklyn, New York
Date: December 24 1976
Time: late night
The six-year old witness had gone to bed with great anticipation as to Christmas morning, he thinks he may have fallen asleep but for some reason he suddenly awoke. He opened his eyes and was riveted to the scene. He saw something bending over the presents by the Christmas tree. It was a short figure about one or two feet tall composed entirely of what he could only describe as “white noise” (the kind of static on an analog television set when there is no signal). The figure stood there motionless. When the witness rubbed his eyes to address an itch the figure had disappeared. He waited awhile to see if it would come back but it never did.

Source: Your True Tales – November 2005


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Location. Cajamarca, Peru
Date: December 26 1976
Time: 1800
While numerous farmers were returning home from the fields, walking along the main road they observed an intense violet light that was approaching the group from a distance of about 120 meters away. Ahead of the group were Candelaria Tucto Chilon and her young daughter. As everyone watch stunned the light seemed to transform itself into a metallic disc-shaped object the likes of which had been seen in numerous occasions in the region. The craft approached Candelaria and her daughter and without stopping it transformed itself into a bright violet light again, which seemed to enveloped mother & daughter, the light then disappeared into the sky. Mother and daughter were never seen again. Three witnesses testified to the civil guard about the truthfulness of the incident.

Source: Mas alla de la Ciencia (1991)


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Summary: Dec. 26, 1976; nr Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

6:30 PM. Prior to this time the ambulance service in Whitehorse received a call to rendezvous with an out-of-town ambulance and transfer a patient. The driver and attendant sped off on the Alcan highway towards Haines Junction. Sightings of strange object. Later the driver reported that as the UFO buzzed them several times on the way out, he had lost complete “control of the electrical system of the ambulance”.  (Submitted by Mike Swords. Sources: RCMP report file on the incident [April 5, 1977] as sent to Thomas Busch [CUFOS files]; “Why the sick or dead?”, Canadian UFO Report #26, Winter 1976/1977; and Janice Hamilton & Andrew Hume, “UFO Chases Ambulance”, Whitehorse Yukon STAR, January 5, 1977).

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Summary: Dec. 28, 1976; Toppenish Ridge [Yakima], WA

Evening. A ranch family [husband, wife, and child{age not given}] witnessed a bright white light moving off the nearby mountain towards their home. It settled between the house and the corral, which is several hundred yards away, but its exact distance couldn’t be judged. It seemed the size of a large beachball. It hovered there sputtering and sending off sparks “like a fourth of July sparkler”. Although generally staying in place, it “oscillated” back and forth in a horizontal plane, roughly. It remained in this mode for several minutes, during which time the family had a huge amount of static on their radio. The thing finally left the area, returning to the top of the mountain ridge by the route it had come. Everything seeming to have now returned to normal, the family ultimately turned in for the evening. The next morning, upon arising, the family discovered that all of their electric clocks were running three hours slow. Although several of their neighbors told them that they had seen an unusual light that evening, none of them experienced any electrical anomalies. (Submitted by Mike Swords. Source: Yakima Indian Reservation Incidence Report, W.J.Vogel, investigator, January 4, 1977. [J.Allen Hynek files, CUFOS]).

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Date: December 30 1976
Location:  Chilcomb, near Winchester Hampshire England
Time:  1830
Summary:  Joyce Bowles and Ted Pratt (involved in an earlier encounter) were driving to her home after dark when they saw a light in the sky among the clouds. Then Joyce heard a whistling noise, and the car began to rock backwards, forwards, and sideways. The next thing she knew, they were standing by the car inside a room, which she took to be in a spacecraft, with 3 men regarding them. One of these, with a beard, appeared to be the same man seen on Nov. 14. Another had a belt with a large scintillating jewel at the front, which he kept rubbing. He looked at the others and said something that sounded like “Millager,” with other words in an unknown language. Then the men talked to the witnesses in broken English, assuring them that no harm was intended. Ted was told to take 7 steps, then asked, “What do you feel?” he replied that it was cooler at one end than at the other. The man besides Joyce pointed at the wall where there were several incomprehensible diagrams on transparent material, and said “These are our fields.” He also said, “We are not coming to invade you.” Joyce then replied, “That’s what Hitler said.” He appeared vexed, and said, “You have a very strong tongue.” The men wore as before, silver boiler suits, with pale collars at the neck and silver boots; hanging on the shoulders was a pair of silver gauntlets. The humanoids were described as “nice looking people” with long sandy hair, which seemed rather coarse in texture than our own. Their eyes were glittering, their hands were normal. Ted asked, “Why pick Joyce?” The reply was not comprehensible, but they gathered it had something to do with the humanoid having put his hand on the car on Nov 1976. They also stated that they would be back, but did not say when. Much of the talk of the humanoids was in an unknown language. In the middle of the room was a large bottle shaped structure, wide at the bottom and tapering upwards. This had red, black, and yellow bands around it, and “emblems which reminded her of horoscope symbols.” Soon everything went “hazy” and they found themselves back in the car beside a road by a river. They eventually drove home.
Source:  Dr. Geoffrey G Doel, Bufora


Date: December 31 1976
Location:   Bignall End, Staffordshire England
Time:  0240A
Summary:  Nellie Richardson, 65, was awakened by a loud bang. She got out of bed and saw a brilliant yellow-glowing object hovering outside the window, the apparent size of a 9” diameter plate at 10 ft distance. It moved toward her and became orange in color. After she had watched the object for over an hour it began to move away; at this time she saw two shadowy figures moving about, silhouetted against the glow.
Source:  Derek James, Chris Bourne & Tony Pace


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