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Date: Spring 1978
Location: Cazadores, Grand Canary Island, Spain
Time: 2030
Summary: Four witnesses, including a 45-year old man, 2 young girls and an elderly goat herder watched a bright light descending at high speed from the nearby mountain summit in the same area a similar light remains static in the area. A low humming sound is heard at this time. Within the light, the 45-year old witness could see a square shaped craft about 4 meters in diameter. The object began to hover about 15 meters from the witness and then descends, knocks over a nearby rock-wall and at the same time accompanied by a terrific wind that appears to emanate from the object itself. It emitted a very powerful light and inside through a transparent section the witness could see numerous man-like figures moving about, back and forth as if performing unknown tasks. The luminous rectangular shaped object remained on the ground for about 10 minutes and then left. Ground traces were found. At the same time the witnesses were able to notice the reaction of nearby farm animals and guard dogs which acted extremely nervous and disturbed. The craft left at very high speed in the direction of the Mt Teide Volcano.
Source: Francisco Padron Hernandez


Date: Spring 1978
Location:  Marthaville, Louisiana
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Summary:  Terrill Wilson, a 44-year-old business owner from Alabama, told Cryptozoology News that the event was also witnessed by other members of his family in the woods of Marthaville, Louisiana, in the spring break of 1978. “Our great uncle Buddy and our grandfather told us that my uncle Buddy was having some of his cattle killed and mutilated by a large bird,” Wilson recalls. “As kids, you know, we were thinking they were just trying to scare us.” Wilson says that, curious about the story, he, his brothers and cousins ventured into the woods looking for the alleged creature. “So we went that afternoon through the woods to the back pasture where the cattle were. When we got to the edge of the woods, we could see the herd grazing. A few minutes later, at the back edge of the pasture a very large black, greyish bird came out of the woods and into the pasture.” The bird, says the man, was about 100 yards away featuring “large wings and a big head” and standing on its legs was about 8 feet tall. It had feathers on its wings and “was more fowl than reptilian”. The sighting reportedly lasted about one minute. “It came and us stood there for a few seconds and then the cattle saw it and got spooked. We didn’t recognize the cattle stampeding at first because we were in awe of what we were seeing. When we finally realized the cattle were stampeding and running towards us into the wood line, we took off running back towards the house,” said Wilson. According to the Alabaman, the bird then decided to change paths and began flying in the same direction he and the other kids were running. “Scared wasn’t the word for what I was. Frightened for my life would be more accurate. So we took off through the woods, every man for himself, running for the house. I can not remember where anyone else was, I was just remember booking it through the woods.” Wilson says that when he was near the house, he noticed the bird’s shadow on the ground. He says that he was so “scared to look up” so he kept “running towards the house”. “It passed me and kept going. That shadow, honestly and truthfully,  was at least 25 to 30 yards wide from tip to tip.” Finally, says Wilson, when he made it to the porch of the residence, he was the only one there. “There was no sign of my brothers or our cousin. I did not go back looking for them either. They emerged from the woods minutes later safely screaming and yelling for uncle Buddy to tell him what had happened.” Thunderbird, also known as Roc, is the nomenclature used by Native Americans to refer to bird-like creatures with reptile features that are believed to be related to the extinct pterosaurs.
Source:  cryptozoologynews.com


Date: March 1978
Location:  Ronda Spain
Time:  midnight
Summary:  The witnesses were all watching television at their isolated farm one night and had their pet wolfhound with them, when the signal on the TV set began to scramble and they began hearing a loud whistling sound. The dog became disturbed and started barking running towards the front door. The witness, his son, and the dog went outside, looking for possible intruders. At the end of the path leading to their house they were able to see a very tall figure approaching in a strange sideways movement, clearly visible were two long metallic blue tubular legs like protrusions, because of the darkness no other features could be discerned. The creature stopped at the entrance to their yard, at that same moment the witness released his wolfhound, both man and animal ran towards the being, but the figure had somehow vanished without a trace and was nowhere in sight. Searching the area, strange deep tracks were found and also the mutilated body of a cat that had been neatly cut in half was found at the site.
Source:  J J Benitez, La Quinta Columna


Date: March 1978
Location:  Near Bulawayo Zimbabwe
Time:  1600
Summary:  Several soldiers were out on a routine patrol, including one named David. While resting David was putting on his backpack when a flash of light hit him. It came from an object just above the trees. It was metallic and elliptical in shaped and was hovering 100 meters away and was completely silent. Then it shot away at an incredible speed without a sound. Years later David had started having flashbacks of what really happened. He remembers putting on his backpack when a dwarf in a cloak and hood approached him. He said he would take him into the forest where he would be given something. He was led away from the rest of the group, who did not react at all to what was going on. He was taken to a clearing in the woods where a ship had landed. His next recollection was of standing in an empty room. He then found himself facing his double (cloning?) across the room. The double was wearing a blue cloak and hood. Next he recalled walking out in the forest with the dwarf by his side wearing his double’s cloak. He then came upon his companions and took them with him back into the forest. He remembers entering what seemed to be a hospital ward, besides being long the room was also crescent shaped, with beds filled with people, including his colleagues. At the foot of very bed was a container of unknown substance, with body parts of people; bloody and horrific.
Source:  UFO Afrinews July 1997 # 16


Date: March 1978
Location:  Minnesota
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Summary:  Widespread UFO sightings, including formations and disc-shaped objects with windows.
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Location. Near Bastia, Valle Scrivia, Italy
Date: March 1978
Time: 1730
A man returning home in his vehicle noticed two human like figures wearing silvery suits standing on a snowfield partially hidden by bushes. The witness briefly stopped the vehicle and then drove off. The next day a local security guard saw a luminous blue object hovering over Bastia, it suddenly flew away.
Source: CUN Genova


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Location. Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Date: March 1978
Time: 1930
The witness was traveling one evening with 2 small children in the back seat when she noticed a streak of light in the sky, which was approaching very fast below the horizon. The area around the street intersection became very dark and the traffic and streetlights went out. A dome shaped object quickly descended over the area as she pulled over to an empty parking lot. The object hovered silently and motionless over a building. The center rotated and appeared to be lit from the inside. Through a transparent area on the center the witness saw three tall man-like figures with long blond hair and wearing light blue jumpsuits that appeared to be staring at her. The witness could see inside the object and was sure that the figures knew she was looking at them. The underside of the craft was lit with bright white lights. The craft suddenly shot up and disappeared at incredible speed without emitting a sound.
Source: NUFORC


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Location. Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
Date: March 1978
Time: night
30-year old I Rumyantseva an engineer at the local Central Construction Bureau was on vacation and was sleeping in a wooden shack in a forested area together with her companions. Suddenly she awoke to see two figures amid the room. The figures wore tight fitting suits, similar to divers, smooth and polished. The strange pair carried sources of light in their hands (similar to flashlights), which they pointed at the sleeping people. No one else woke up. Mrs. Rumyantseva pretended to be asleep while she watched the figures. The figures stood motionless and manipulated their “flashlights”. Suddenly she felt paralyzed and at the same moment she heard voices in her head. They wondered why she pretended to be asleep. Soon after that the humanoids began to examine the paralyzed victim. They were especially concerned with her spine. She was unable to move. Soon the paralysis subsided and when she opened her eyes the two figures were gone. The next morning the occupants of the shack all felt sick, some had headaches and others vomited.
Source: Vladimir G Azazha, PhD, Anton Anfalov


Date: March 1978
Location:  Near Kent Ohio
Time:  late night
Summary:  Two men camping on the edge of a small lake watched a large round, pulsating ball of light hovering above the lake. Both men had a peculiar reaction to the light and felt that their sense of fear had been somehow altered or heightened. Later they went to the lake’s edge to fish and began hearing heavy footfalls coming from the direction of the nearby woods. They pointed their flashlights towards the woods and illuminated a huge hairy figure standing between two trees. The figure had huge dangling arms below his knee. One of the witnesses fired six shots at the creature apparently hitting it, but it crouched and hid behind a tree. The frightened men then ran into their tent. Moments later they heard loud pounding noises coming from each side of the tent. Both men then ran out fired two shots and fled in their vehicle. Both men then suffered from multiple symptoms like great thirst, depression, nausea, etc. They also had peculiar dreams of being taken onboard an object by tall hairy creatures.
Source:  Don Worley, UFO Universe Summer 1989


Date: March 1, 1978: Construction worker sees massive disc-shaped object


Date: March 1, 1978: Long cigar-shape object, flying above treetops


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Date: March 2 1978
Location:  Pelotas Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil
Time:  2000
Summary:  A blue beam of light reportedly struck 18-year old Jose Alvaro as he walked to a house. He was on his way to check that it was locked for the night, because the owner (his father) was away. He never arrived, waking up in a daze sometime later, with the words “The task is accomplished” racing through his head and strange images of war running like a picture show in his mind. He slapped himself and found it was now 0400A. Two weeks later during a hypnotic session conducted by psychologist Dr. Palmor Carapecos. Jose was able to remember being led into a room where a silver-haired, tall female entity with large eyes rubbed him down, forced him to have sex with her and then told him he would have another task to perform later. Jose’s mother had a peculiar dream during this time, in which she was told that her unmarried son was about to become a father, but the child would be born on another world. Two stonemasons, living in the only building in the deserted area where Jose had met the UFO, reported seeing a strange light above their houses that night.
Source:   Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions the Measure of a Mystery Jenny Randles, Abduction


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Location. Between Urdzhar & Alekseevka, Kazakhstan
Date: March 3 1978
Time: night
It was reported that a low flying UFO was downed from ground due to a direct close hit by surface-to-air missile from a nearby AA-class missile base, located in the area of Urdzhar. The recovery team found a silver disc shaped object, 10-15 meters in diameter, with a dome on top, one side of it (the upper part of the hull and part of the dome) was damaged apparently caused by the direct hit from the missiles. The disk was transported to the Semipalatinsk State Nuclear Test Range and hidden in an underground bunker. The craft is supposedly still there. Two dead aliens closely resembled humans and about 1.5 meters in height, with large baldheads, with five fingered extremities. The preliminary autopsy of the bodies was done on location and then the bodies were transported to in an underground area west of Moscow. The disk had been circling the military base at a low altitude when it was shot down.
Source: Anton Anfalov, Ukraine


Date: March 10 1978
Location:  Toledo, OH
Time:  7:30 PM 
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Date: March 10 1978
Location:  Sylva, NC
Time:  10:10 PM.
Summary:   A round object with glowing blue and red lights was seen by several witnesses. It made a humming sound, gave off beeps and flew in circles at a low altitude. It finally flew off at high speed after three minutes.
Source:   Sylva (North Carolina) Herald, March 16, 1978


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Location. Waimata Valley New Zealand
Date: March 11 1978
Time: 2300
The three witnesses were camping on the site of a Maori burial mound when one of them awoke suddenly and saw a being looking at them. Her memory then went blank; at 0400A all three woke up and left the area. Under hypnosis one of the witnesses recalled that she and one of her companions were drawn onboard a luminous domed disc shaped craft by a beam of light. A humanoid being of medium built and wearing silvery calf length boots met them inside. He communicated by telepathy and warned them to keep silent about the experience.
Source: Thomas E Bullard, UFO Abductions The Measure of A Mystery


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Location. Mesa Arizona
Date: middle of March 1978
Time: 0200A
James Minton was up late reading when he heard a loud humming sound coming from outside. Going out to investigate he was stunned to see a large hovering disc shaped craft encased in a purple haze, hovering very close to the ground. As his fear became curiosity he approached the object. Suddenly close to the object a humanoid figure began to materialize. It became a man like figure of an incredible appearance. It wore a brilliant greenish outfit, a wide belt, and a pair of tight fitting boots. It stood staring at the witness. It appeared to have some type of emblem on its chest and what appeared to be luminous tentacle-like appendages emanating from the top of its head. It carried some type of instrument in his hands. After performing several tasks around the object and completely ignoring the witness, the strange being disappeared into the strange purple haze that surrounded the object, seemingly blending into it. The object then rose up and disappeared from sight.
Source: Jorge Martin Evidencia Ovni # 17


uo71Date: March 17 1978
Location: Risley Cheshire England
Time: night
Summary: An engineer driving near a local atomic energy reactor spotted a strange figure in the car headlights; the figure appeared to be climbing down an embankment, stooping with its arms stretched out. It was described as seven-foot tall and silvery with a dark head. It walked into the road and stopped. It then turned towards the witness illuminating him with two slim beams of light that came out of his eyes. After a minute the creature crossed the road and walked straight through a 10-foot high security fence topped with barbed wire. The witness then drove home extremely shaken.
Source: Janet & Colin Bord, Modern Mysteries of Britain


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Date: March 18 1978
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Date: March 18 1978
Location: Summerville South Carolina
Time: 2115
Summary: Previously William J Herman had seen strange objects over the area. On the above date he spotted a silvery disc shaped object, about 60 feet in diameter, performing triangular maneuvers overhead. He ran towards the object, cutting across marshy ground near a river. The object suddenly rushed towards him, he started to fall when a tubular beam of blue light enclosed him. The beam of light led to the craft, now hovering nearby. He became disoriented and numb, then lost consciousness. He woke up lying on a table in a hospital-like room that glowed with a red light. His shirt was open and a cold metallic box sat on his chest. Three beings were in the room and were looking at a row of flashing lights and a TV screen. One being spoke by using telepathy to the witness and led him through a curving hallway and a small airlock to a room filled with computers and other equipment, it was apparently the control room. The beings were humanoid, with large bulging and hairless heads, almost jawless, with small mouths, slit nostrils and no ears. The eyes were large and glowing and seldom blinked. The beings were 4 to 5-feet tall, seemingly frail with pale, soft skin. They wore red overalls. One of the beings appeared to be the leader and guide. The leader told the witness, among other things, that they were from Zeta Reticuli and that time was short for humanity. He was then led back to the initial room and made to lie down on the table again. He felt relaxed then passed out. Soon he found himself on the ground looking up as the object rose away from him.
Source: Wendelle Stevens, Dr. James Harder


Date: March 20 1978
Location:  Mt. Bernardia Udine Italy
Time:  night
Summary:  On the third of the month three witnesses had seen a large orange sphere pass over their car and land on a nearby wooded area, they became frightened and left. On the above date one of them received a telepathic message urging him to return to the scene. There he encountered a very tall humanoid wearing a one-piece suit and a helmet. The being extended his hand and when the witness took it he felt pain and had to struggle free from its grasp. The being was then transported into the craft by a conical beam of light. The witness suffered burns to his hand.
Source:  Richard Hall, Mufon Journal # 153


Date: March 22 1978: Campers in Patapsco State Park view large triangular object


Date: March 23 1978
Location:  Guaiuba Brazil
Time:  1800
Summary:  67-year old Joao Inacio Ribeiro was walking along the oceanfront when he saw a circular object about 10 meters in diameter approach from the sea. It had brilliant blue, yellow, green, and lilac colored lights. On its upper section it had a sort of cabin or cupola with 3 circular windows. The craft approached, stopped, and hovered above the waters, causing the area directly below the object to become agitated and choppy. Ribeiro then saw two short humanoids appear on top of the craft. The figures were about 1 meter in height, and wore gray colored tight fitting outfits. The beings were baldheaded, with small noses and mouths and huge black eyes. One carried something resembling a walking cane; the other had what appeared to be a vacuum cleaner like object. Both beings then began operating the vacuum like object seemingly extracting water from the ocean. After 10 minutes they re-entered the object. Moments later the object descended to 10 meters above the waters causing them to become even more turbulent, creating large waves and foam. Afraid Ribeiro ran home.
Source:  Revista Brasileira de Ufologia


Date: March 23 1978
Location:  Risley Cheshire England
Time:  midnight
Summary:  The witness had returned to the site of a previous encounter, this time accompanied by a UFO investigator. At the spot he suddenly felt a strange sensation and a strong pressure in his head. He got out of the car and climbed the embankment with the investigator. On top the investigator briefly walked away and at that moment the witness saw the tall humanoid figure again on a nearby field, it was walking away from him. It wore the same silvery suit. It quickly disappeared from sight. (Two years after this encounter, the witness was diagnosed with cancer and died in 1982.)
Source:  Jenny Randles, Paul Wetnall, FSR Vol. 24 # 2


Date: March 24 1978: Abduction of Luis Carlos Serra


Date: March 29 1978
Location:  Cambrai, Nord, France
Time:  evening
Summary:  A young man on his way to a cross-country race missed a bus and had to go on his bicycle. Soon his presence is missed among his friends and family members and after conducting a search of the nearby wooded hills. The young man is found in an incoherent state and shirtless on the slopes of a hill. Upon coming to he describes encountering 4 small men dressed in green clothing that approached him and hold him down as they puncture his arm with a needle-like instrument. A V-shaped mark is indeed found in the arm. The young men suffered from black vomit, possibly as a result of some toxic material in his system or of radiation. He also remembered seeing a large luminous object on the ground. A search of the area found an area of dry up or burned grass on the ground. He is taken to a hospital and remains under observation for 8 hours.
Source:  LDLN website


Date: March 29 1978
Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Time:  9:30 PM.
Summary:   Truckers engulfed by “UFO” light.
Source:  MUJ-126,3


Date: March 30 1978
Location:  Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Time:  7:00 AM. 
Summary:  A chrome colored cigar-shaped object hovered over a nearby hillside, casting a shadow on the ground. A second stingray shaped object swept through the sky in a slow arc and came to a position beside the larger object. There was an eerie, abnormal silence that persisted over a mile-wide area. 
Source:  MUFON UFO Journal, March 1978, p. 6


Date: Late March 1978
Location:  Middlebrook Virginia
Time:  evening
Summary:  Seven electric power employees driving across an open pasture on their way to repair a power line noticed a tall hairy Bigfoot type creature standing in the middle of the field. The creature suddenly dashed towards the edge of the nearby woods. It appeared to glide instead of run. The creature briefly stopped to look at the men and they noticed that it carried something to its chest resembling a “red flashlight” it then disappeared into the woods.
Source:  David Fideler, Saga UFO Report August 1978


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