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Date:  October 1977
Location:  Near Marsh Gibbon England
Time:  unknown
Summary:  A family driving on Station Road near the village suddenly experienced total engine failure and the car stopped. A tall silver suited figure then appeared from behind a hedge on the side of the road and proceeded to walk around the vehicle once, then disappeared behind the hedge on the other side of the road. The paint on the vehicle was reportedly found scorched. A similar event was reported the next month in the same area.
Source:  Norman Oliver, Quest UFO Magazine Vol. 11 # 6


Date:  October 1977
Location:  Colusa California
Time:  night
Summary:  The witness, an elderly Cortina Indian saw a lighted small airplane like craft land on his ranch and a small human like figure step out and enter his cabin apparently walking right through the walls. The figure was described as three and 1/2 foot tall, with long hair and a large curved nose. He wore a brown one-piece suit and evidently gave off a bad odor. He floated just above the cabin floor and was able to suddenly dart away without actually walking. Others in the area reportedly saw mysterious lights maneuvering overhead during the same time. (According to the witness he has encountered the same humanoid and object almost every year for the past 20 years.)
Source:  Jacques Vallee, Confrontations, A Scientist Search for Alien Contact


Date:  October 1977
Location:  Latrobe Pennsylvania
Time:  night
Summary:  A man returned home one night to find his dog hung by its neck and his house illuminated by a mysterious light. He then saw an eight-foot tall hairy biped with glowing red eyes. The witness shot at the creature but the bullets seemed to bounce off without any apparent effect.
Source:  Paul G Johnson, Joan L Jeffers The Pennsylvania Bigfoot


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Location. Colares, Brazil
Date: October 1977
Time: night
Claudomira Paixao, 35 years old, was asleep in a hammock, when a light coming through a window awakened her. The air around her became warmer and warmer. At first the light was green as it touched her face, she woke up and the color changed to red. She could see a figure holding an instrument like a pistol. “He pointed it at me and shined the beam three times, hitting me in the chest all three times in the same place.” It became very hot and she got very thirsty. The being approached her and stuck her with a needle apparently extracting blood from three different places. She was terrified and unable to move. The being and the light disappeared when she began screaming. A few minutes later a cousin took her to the small state run Colares hospital. She was treated for burns but a Dr Carvalho who said that the burns were similar to burns caused by Cobalt.
Source: Bob Pratt


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Location. Curitiba, Brazil
Date: October 1977
Time: night
At the old Bacacheri Airport a large disc-shaped object landed on the runway. From the object several human-like figures wearing metallic outfits came out and walked towards a nearby hangar where a private aircraft was stored. The humanoids pushed the aircraft out into the open apparently intent in studying it. Several security guards noticed the activity and sounded an alarm. This apparently startled the humanoids that ran back into their craft, which took off at high speed.
Source: Jackson Camargo, Brazil


Date:  October 1977
Location: Lima, OH
Time:  Evening.
Summary:  CE-1, three witnesses, saucer hovered, paced car.
Source:  CIQ,24


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Location. Tordesillas, Valladolid, Spain
Date: October 1 1977
Time: evening
7-year old Martin Rodriguez was playing hide and seek in the street with a group of friends. Martin and Fernando Carabelos ran towards an old corral near the N-122 motorway in search for a place to hide. The boys walked together alongside the wall of the deserted corral. The place was known for being a refuge for villains and vagabonds and it was getting dark, so young Martin did his usual thing before entering it himself: he took a large stone from the ground and hurled it over the wall, hoping that this would frighten off any intruders. On this occasion, however the stone hit something entirely unexpected, producing a metallic noise that the boys did not recognize at all. Martin walked gingerly into the corral to see what was there. Next to the wall, as if concealed, he saw a strange metal object in the shape of an inverted tear or pear, resting on three thick legs. 2.80 meters tall by around 1.95 wide, the machine had three circular windows through which pink and blue lights were emitted. In the center there was a closed door, divided in two like those of some lifts. After a few moments the object began to rise from the ground and a fine beam of light came from it, aimed at Martin. Fernando tried desperately to grab his friend and drag him away from the light but to no avail. Martin was frozen to the spot, clutching his belly. Fernando ran out of the corral in a panic, shouting to their other friends to come quickly and help, but meanwhile Martin was beginning to lose consciousness and fall backwards. The last thing he could remember was watching the pear-shaped artifact rise higher into the sky, its landing gear retracting into its body as it went. They found Martin semi-conscious, he could not speak, and his skin seemed to have turned yellow. His pupils were completely dilated. While a doctor was attending to the boy, his father and a friend went to the place where the object had been seen and found the earth burnt. The soil gave off strong sulfur like smell. In a hospital at Valladolid Martin’s symptoms at that time included loss of vision and vomiting, and soon entered into a coma. A total of fourteen life or death surgical operations had to be carried out on the seven-year-old boy, thirteen of which involved opening his skull through a process of trepanation. (I though I should include this incredible encounter).
Source: Chris Aubeck, Return To Magonia


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Location. Mertzein Haute Rhin France
Date: October 2 1977
Time: unknown
A brief report describing a landed object and a white humanoid figure that emerged from it. No other information available.
Source: Alain Gamard, Jean Luc Rivera


Date:  October 3 1977
Location:  Flemingsburg, KY
Time: Day 
Summary:  Daylight disc, one witness.
Source:  EGBA,506


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Location. Fiesole Italy
Date: October 6 1977
Time: 2200
A housewife had gone to visit the pediatric unit of the local hospital and was looking out the window when she noticed a pulsating red light apparently on the ground next to a nearby hill. Its size was compared to that of the full moon. Moments later two similar pulsating lights descended near the witness location at a 45-degree angle. The woman got up and opened the window and was able to see one of the lights dim then stop as if preparing to land. At this point other witnesses joined the first. The light became silvery white in color then landed. It then began changing colors to red then to silvery white. When the light was silvery white two human like figures were seen moving slowly along the length of the light, apparently inside. The witnesses tired and went to sleep. Later the original witness saw another light at the same location.
Source: Maurizio Verga, Itacat


Date:  October 7 1977
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Summary:  Nine disc-shaped UFOs circled a Soviet Navy submarine tender on this day. The radio, electronics, and on-board communications were all disrupted.
Source:   Jacques Vallee, UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A cosmic Samizdat, p. 29


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Location. Quebradillas Puerto Rico
Date: October 10 1977
Time: 0700A
Mr. Olmos, on his way to work in his van, felt a wave of heat fill the cab and stopped the vehicle to check for fire. As he got out, he heard a kind of “shrieking noise,” like “monkeys chattering” together; at the same time, a very intense light appeared before him. Turning to flee, he ran right into the back of the van, where he found himself pinned to it, arms flung out against the sides and unable to move anything but his eyes. The light source came form a whirling cloud of vapor about 30 feet from him and 10 feet above the ground. Out of this whirling mass of little particles emerged two small grotesque figures, suspended above the ground; they approached the witness, talking incomprehensibly, one with the other. They were less than 4-foot tall and wore tight one-piece suits over very delicate bodies. One was green the other white. The suits were belted with a blinking light where the buckle would be. They both wore a kind of pendant hanging loosely about their necks. Their long oval faces, of a reddish hue, were decorated with a small oval stone on the forehead; eyes were dark and slanted, like Orientals, and their noses were long and slight with two nostrils. Their mouths were slits. They somehow resembled frogs. One held a box in wrinkled hand that had fingers of the same length. Using this box, one of the beings examined the witness. They never touched him. Both beings were constantly surrounded by a kind of mist, and when they spoke, a kind of frost came from their mouths. The air around the witness felt hot and heavy and he felt as if he was losing consciousness. The examination lasted only briefly and the witness believed he was paralyzed for no more than two minutes. Then the whirling clouds began to increase, the figurers receded towards the light source and disappeared in the swirling particles, as they had first appeared. The witness felt stiff and sore following the ordeal, symptoms that lasted for two days.
Source: Sebastian Robiou Lamarche, Orlando Rimax & Bob Pratt


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Location. Nyon Vaud Canton Switzerland
Date: October 11 1977
Time: 1430
At 0620A a family living in a farm area watched a metallic object descend silently and head towards the southeast. Later the object approaches again dividing itself into three separate units. A strange sulfuric smell is noted at the time. Later at 1430 the family sees smoke coming from a nearby cornfield. One of the witnesses, a young girl, goes to investigate and sees a humanoid figure standing at the edge of the cornfield, the being was of normal height, with greenish skin and was wearing a metallic suit with belt, boots and gloves. It had an object sticking out of his hip area resembling a radio. Behind the figure hovered a metallic domed disc shaped object with three leg-like protrusions.
Source: Bruno Mancusi, Ovni Presence


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Location. Santo Antonio de Taua, Brazil
Date: October 12 1977
Time: 2330
A 20-year old man named Manoel was standing outside his house with four friends. They saw a yellow light moving east to west, and then slow down and stop about 20 meters from them. Inside the object they could see a man on the left and a woman on the right who appeared to be working controls of some kind. Then a beam of red light was directed toward the group, hitting Manoel. It was like an electric shock that traveled all over his body from head to toe. He felt weak and paralyzed.
Source: Bob Pratt


Date:  October 13 1977
Location:  Champaign, IL
Time:  3:55 PM. 
Summary:  Retired police officer, ex-pilot, watched, along with other young men, a “star” in clear daylight rush from SSE to NNE, passing E of overhead in straight path w/o sound or trail. Estimated at mach 1 it slowed down and “stopped” for the last 10-15 seconds and vanished. 
Source:  IUR NF, 10/31/77


Date:  October 14 1977
Location:  Toledo, OH
Time:  Day
Summary:  daylight disc.
Source:  EGBA,721


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Location. Midland Michigan
Date: October 15 1977
Time: 1730
Mrs Foster and her daughter, Lori, who was at the wheel, were driving on Patterson Road to go shopping. As they neared Pine River Road, a being leaped out from the right side of the road in an arc about 4 feet high, and landing in the middle of the road. It then rebounded into the air and in a second leap disappeared into the underbrush on the left side of the road. Each leap must have been 30 feet. Lori slammed on the brakes when the figure hit the road, although the women were 200 feet from the figure. It was upright and of slender build, a smooth, dull black color from head to foot. Torso, neck, and head were of normal human proportions. It was the size of and build of a slender teenaged boy, but was similar to a kangaroo in the large jumps it executed. If the figure had arms, they were not visible to either woman. Lori drove ahead to the spot where it had landed, but they could see no sign of it. Both were too frightened to get out and look for it. The previous year there had been a series of UFO sightings in the area.
Source: Walter Andrus


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Location. Mount Magnet Western Australia
Date: October 17 1977
Time: 2100
Three frightened men ran into a local hotel reporting that 3 objects had chased them. Eight people went out and observed 3 round pulsating green and red objects landing and taking off in a paddock some distance away. There seemed to be a mist around them. One of the witnesses saw figures or “objects” on the ground around the UFOs. Every time the witnesses shone a spotlight on the figures they disappeared. They were human sized and did not resemble animals. It was to dark to see any further details.
Source: Perth Western Australia News


Date:  October 18 1977
Location:  Trejorningsjo Vasternorrland Sweden
Time:  2200
Summary:  Driving to Hemliden Mountain, about 10 km north of the town, Kurt Nilsson experienced heavy interference on his car’s short wave radio; at the radio transmitting station atop the mountain he found it so bad he had to break off communications with his colleague. He then noticed a pale blue, domed object, several meters in diameter, in a hollow some 100 meters away. In front of the object, three figures one meter tall, grayish in color, and illuminated by the light of the object, were observed; they appeared to be wearing “spacesuits.” When Nilsson maneuvered his car so that he could throw his headlights on them, the scene went black, as the lights went off. After about a minute, the object reappeared in bright light and, frightened, Nilsson drove off. He got only 50 meters before the car stopped by itself, and he saw the same three figures standing now in the road ahead of him. The figure in the center had a spade like device, which he turned completely around, so that his arms were crossed; the figures on either side focused their gaze on the object. It was when this implement was turned that the car engine stopped. He switched off the lights to start the engine, which turned right over, and he reversed in darkness for about 10 meters. When he turned the lights on, the figures were gone. He hurried straight home, and found his watch had stopped at 2030, whereas the clock in the house read 2050.
Source:  Reinhold Carleby, Earthlink Spring 1978


Date:  October 19 1977
Location:  Los Banos, Laguna Philippines
Time:  21:30
Summary:  While satellite gazing at night, three objects moving in the upper atmosphere stopped completely for a second, then proceeded in different directions. I was watching (with no binoculars) satellites go by in the clear night sky as I sometimes did when I was 15 years old. Being the gadget guy that I am, I was fascinated by how humans had put into orbit such crafts. I usually would observe 5 to 7 satellites a night before retiring to bed. Then at around 9:30 p.m., I observed 3 satellites that were closely and perfectly equidistant from each other. The trio caught my special attention. I thought I was so lucky to have been witnessing a rare coincidence. They were moving with identical velocities from North to South. One object led the other two. Then, without warning, they all STOPPED for at least a full second! The manner in which they stopped really surprised me because they did not slow down to a stop but simply stopped dead in their tracks. Then they moved again immediately with the previous velocities, but in three different directions: the leader continued southward, one went 45 degrees to the left, while the third one went 45 degrees to the right. It was an amazing sight. I watched them all until they disappeared into the horizon. Even at that time, I thought about what technology, if earthly, could do that… or from which country. But to this date, over 21 years later, I know of absolutely no air or space craft technology that could do what those three objects did. I am a man of science with a Ph.D. and so I always try to find answers to the way things work, especially those that catch my interest. For this one: extra-terrestrial. Duration: 1 minute
Source:  National UFO Reporting Center


Date: October 21, 1977: Fostoria, Ohio, late October, Close Encounter with a Train


Date:  October 25 1977
Location:  Asbygda Ringerike, Norway
Time:  1730
Summary:  Three witnesses, including two 14 year olds, Johny Myhr and Frank Sverre Mandt, both deaf sighted an object hovering and then descend behind some bushes. After about 10 seconds it rose again, the boys ran to the nearby Alm school, noticing the object ascending at a 40-degree angle. The boys saw several windows, and what appeared to be a human like person behind one of the windows. Later tracks were found in the newly ploughed field. Each track was rectangular shaped with round corners, and measured 14.cm by 36 cm with a depth of 10 cm., arranged in a triangular shape.
Source:   Ole Jonny Braene


Date:  October 26 1977
Location:  Between Abilene and Dallas, Texas
Time:  18:45 GMT.
Summary:   En route from Dyess AFB, Texas toward Dallas, cruising at 15,000 ft MSL in a T-38, aircraft commander, 1st Lt Seth Bryant (instructor pilot) and 1st Lt Choate (student pilot) overheard transmissions from Fort Worth Center to another pilot. From listening to the center’s transmissions it was obvious the other aircraft had sighted a red object which he could not identify. They chuckled at the idea of a UFO and for the next 5-6 minutes were busy with enroute procedures. At this time, 1st Lt Choate sighted the red object and informed the pilot of its position. The bright red glowing object was at their 12:30 position, approximately 10,000-12,000 ft, and seemed stationary (no trajectory). The distance was very difficult to determine but was estimated to be about 20 NM. Initially, the red glowing light was very brilliant and after viewing the object for approximately 15 seconds the object appeared to be closing very rapidly. An evasive maneuver was considered but determined unnecessary, it appeared the closing had ceased. The size of the object at this time was about that of a dime (at arm’s length?). At this time the pilot contacted Fort Worth Center giving the position of the red object and asked if he was painting anything on radar. He replied he wasn’t. The size of the red light slowly decreased, similar to a very slowly rotating beacon, and was lost from sight. The total time of the sighting was less than a minute. 1st Lt Choate recalled static over his head set at time of sighting. Fort Worth Center relayed this sighting to the first aircraft that had sighted the object. The other pilot seemed to be reassured that someone else had seen the object. An airliner in the general vicinity was queried, negative results.
Source:  NICAP UFOE II, Section III


Date:  October 26 1977
Location:  Japan
Time:  5:20 PM.
Summary:    Flight with two witnesses observed 4-5 UFOs. Very brief. 
Source:  Haines printout


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Location. Via Lagaccio Genova Italy
Date: October 26 1977
Time: 2100
A 14-year old girl was walking home when she spotted a strange humanoid figure standing by a nearby tree. The figure began walking very slowly and seemed to stagger like if intoxicated. The figure was short and very pale and had only two digits on each hand. It was dressed in black and wore some sort of helmet. The witness became frightened and ran home.
Source: Massimo Varrichio, Bufora Journal Vol. 7 # 3


Date:  October 27 1977
Location:  Sardinia
Time:  5:35 PM.
Summary: Flight with 5 witnesses observed UFO, unknown altitude, range, 1,000′, 5-mins. 
Source:  Haines printout


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Location. Mosqueiro, Amazonas Brazil
Date: October 29 1977
Time: evening
Benedito Campos and his 17-year old wife Silvia Mara were at home when they spotted an oval, silvery object emitting a greenish beam like searchlight towards the room where they were lying in bed. Curious they approached a small window and as they did, the beam shot in through and made straight for Silvia, throwing her into a sort of benumbed trance like state. Silvia, who was pregnant at the time, then fainted. Two entities then entered the house, carrying something resembling a gold flashlight and again the beam struck Silvia, this time hitting her in the left arm at wrist level. Benedito ran to a neighbor’s house and was also briefly paralyzed by a light beam. Both husband and wife were later taken to a local hospital were they both recovered. Benedito suffered from depression after the incident.
Source: Daniel Rebisso Geise


Date:  October 30 1977
Location:  Near Dyfed Pembrokeshire Wales
Time:  1500
Summary:  Mrs Pauline Coombs, her mother, and her four children were driving back to their Ripperston Farm home when her mother called their attention to a whitish disk like object over their car, flying in the direction of the sea; curious the women drove in the direction of the shore, then crossed two fields to get to the water’s edge. Several hundred yards off shore is an outcrop of rock called Stack Rocks, rising up 80 to 100 feet from the water. They could not see the UFO, but they did see two humanoid figures walking about on the rocks. They were dressed in silvery outfits similar to a frogman’s wetsuit; their heads (or helmets) were extremely large and rectangular in shape, rounded at the corners, with no observable features. They appeared to be looking for something. A “door” appeared on the right hand face of the rocks, sliding alternately open and shut like the door of a dumbwaiter. One of the figures entered this doorway and appeared to descend a stairway, disappearing in the darkened interior, and then reappearing once again. The stairway was not visible to the viewers. On this final descent, the door closed and disappeared from view. To the left side of the rocks, the second figure appeared to “walk” out over the water’s surface, finally disappearing behind the left side of the rocks. The display had lasted for 15 minutes.
Source:   Randall Jones Pugh for Bufora


Date:  October 30 1977
Location:  Near Sonora California
Time:  2300
Summary:  The witness was driving with her husband when suddenly a cloud of blue smoke engulfed the car, which stopped, and its lights went out. She lost consciousness then woke up when several humanoids with flat noses, no hair and grayish complexions wearing coverall type suits carried her to a landed oval shaped craft standing on legs. A blanket was put over her head but she was reassured by means of mental telepathy that she would be all right. She was then placed on a table in a shiny room where she was apparently examined by two humanoids while others around attended to other duties.
Source:   Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions the Measure of The Mystery


Date:  Late October 1977
Location:  Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England
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Summary:  A uniformed officer observed a UFO at an altitude of only 500-700 feet above the Plain. He described it as being oblong with a rounded top and a flat bottom. The object was seen to travel at a very slow speed across the landscape. On Duty sighting. 1 Officer.
Source:  BUFORA Vol 6 No 6 March/April Reference: THE 5TH ANNUAL PRUFOS POLICE REPORT 2006 by Detective Constable 1877 HESELTINE British Transport Police


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