What might have been the first recorded claim of attempted alien abduction came during the Great Airship sightings in the late nineteenth century, early on the evening of November 25, 1896. Colonel H. G. Shaw said he, with a companion, Camille Spooner, had left Lodi, California, "when the horse stopped suddenly and gave a snort of terror."
See also: Abduction
On the night in question, Maruis Dewilde was reading after his wife and children had retired. It was 10:30 p.m. when he heard his dog Kiki barking, and thinking there was a prowler in the vicinity of his property, he took a flashlight and went outside.
Dewilde walked to his garden, found nothing en route, then spotted a dark mass on the railroad tracks less than 6 yards from his door. He thought at first that someone had left a farm cart there. At that point his dog approached, crawling on her belly and whining, and simultaneously he heard hurried footsteps to the right of him. The dog began barking again and Dewilde directed his flashlight toward the sound of the footsteps.
See also: Animal Reaction , ET , Landing Mark , Whistling Sound
J. C. Sutton family. At 7:30 PM the family dog began to bark violently and put its tail between its legs and hid under the house.
See also: Disc , ET
Chauncy Uphoff and Mike Hill. Because of the barking dog, this case is also classed as an animal reaction case.
See also: Diamond , Glow , Hover , Maneuver , Speed , Tilt On Edge
Charles Brew, Trevor Brew. The object's approach was coincident with the cattle and a pony reacting violently. The two farm dogs fled. A local newspaper even reported that the cows turned somersaults, a suggestion the Brews later denied.
See also: Disc , Dome , Antennae , Dome , Glow , Hover , Injury , Interference , Rotation
The light had a powerful effect on the household animals.
See also: Disc , Dome , Beam , Hover , Hum , Rotation , Sulfur
Marianne Hatzenbuhler. Even the family dog refused to come out and remained cowering by the door.
See also: ET , Debris , Hum , Landing Mark , Landing Struts
Dennis Crowe. The disc shaped craft was sitting silently. The only sound he heard at the time was barking from some dogs. They were barking directly at the object. Crowe had made his first observations at several hundred feet, and as he came to within about 60 feet, the object lifted itself from the ground. Crowe could now hear a sound..a sound like air being forced out of f a balloon.
The disc shaped UFO quickly climbed into the air, and within about 10 seconds, it had disappeared. The dogs were now silent. Crowe had been the only human to see the strange craft.
See also: Disc , Dome , Glow , Landing Legs , Landing Trace
Harold Butcher. Sixteen year old Harold Butcher was milking the cows in his father's barn in Cherry Creek, N.Y. As he was working, he was listening to Radio Station WKBW. Just outside a three-year old bull was tied by the nose to a metal pipe. It was about 8:20 p.m., August 19, 1965.
Harold heard the bull make a noise "like I have never heard come from an animal before." Looking out of the window, the teen-ager saw the animal was actually bending the pipe. Simultaneously he saw a metallic-looking, football-shaped UFO about 50 feet long and approximately 20 feet thick hovering just above the trees an estimated 450 feet from the barn.
See also: Football , Beeping , Interference , Landing Trace
At about 10:30 that evening, Mathews said, his German shepherd, tied to a chain out back, began barking loudly, so he went outside to investigate. After turning him loose, Mathews said the dog, which he had acquired only three weeks earlier, ran to the edge of an adjacent cornfield. He was astonished at what he saw next.
"I happened to look up and there was that UFO right above the cornfield, it was just hovering right up above the power lines" about 200 feet in the air, Mathews said.
See also: Disc , Hover , Power Lines , Speed
IMAGE: Claude Pavy of GEPAN (the offical French UFO study program) in 1967, with the two children at the site of the encounter.
Francois Delpeuch (13) and his sister Anne-Marie (9). The dog Medor barked at the object and wanted to follow it.
See also: Sphere , ET , Landing Legs , No Seams , Soil , Sulfur Smell , Whistling Noise
Angus Brooks. Animal reaction and dog suffered deteriorating health post UFO encounter.
See also: Cross , Cloak
Ronald Johnson. Ronald and his dog Snowball were suddenly surprised to see an object hovering about two feet off the ground in a grove of trees some twenty-five yards from where he stood.
According to Jacques Vallee, even the animals were traumatized by the sighting.
For about two weeks, every evening at sunset, the sheep would jump out of the pen and run wildly. The dog would furiously try to get into the house at nightfall. He practically destroyed the screen door, and the only way to keep him outside was to replace it with a stronger metal door.
See also: Mushroom-shaped , Injury , Landing Trace , Whirling
James Richard. Richard's dogs lay quietly inside the house; their behavior seemed oddly out of character.
See also: Ellipse , Beam , Heat , Interternce , Landing Mark
One 3-ft.-tall humanoid, gold garb, with blue oval object hovering near mobile home; family dog frightened, ran away until next day.
See also: Ellipse , ET , Hover
Carlos Argue Balvidares. The horse "exhibited nervousness" after the event, and its hair began to fall out.
See also: Rectangular , Beam , ET , Force-Field , Heat , Sulfur , Landing Mark
Mr. and Mrs. L. During the following few days, the L.s learned that a farmer had trouble with his dog on the morning after the incident. The dog, which usually barked wildly at the slightest provocation, had managed to slip out of his collar and was hiding.
See also: Disc , Dome , Buzz , ET , Hover , Landing Mark , Strange Substance
David Bates, 8, and Steven and Henry Stillie, aged 10 and 7. David Bates, who was carrying a pet cat in his arms, found he could not control the animal as it arched its back and attempted to escape frantically. Releasing it, he watched it run several yards and then drop in its tracks, as if it "fell asleep," he said. The Stillie boys described it as "playing dead."
The UFO began to settle down for a landing and the noise became a buzz, the children claimed. All this took place within a few brief minutes. At that point the terrified cat recovered and returned to its owner, clawing David when he picked it up. The long scratch on his arm was still visible when I interviewed him in September.
See also: Disc , Buzz , Flashing , Heat , Landing Legs , Landing Mark , Maneuver
Jane Baker. It was hovering over some evergreen trees. Jane went back into the house to put on heavier clothing, then went back out, taking the family dog with her. She was proceeding toward the evergreens when the dog gave a big yelp and started to whine and paw at her ears. Then the dog became completely still. Jane says she didn't hear anything, but carried the dog into the house. When she came back out again, the object was gone.
See also: Disc , Dome , Hover
A classic case with vehicle interference and continued phenomena for several days, including massive animal reactions and deaths.
See also: Dome , Injury
Large object approaches to within 50' of the house. Dog dies. Witnesses feel ill.
See also: Injury
Mrs Susanne Fortier. Her dog, which reacted noticeably to the object, would still not let her go near the area a month later.
See also: Antenna , ET-Wrinkle , Heat|Injury , Landing Legs , Whistle noise
Three 6-ft.-tall beings, grayish garb, helmets, from white egg-shaped object that illuminated trees brightly, dogs barked furiously, cows fled, depressed circle and swathed path found at site.
See also: Ellipse , ET , Landing Mark
Bob Taylor. The forester recovered an unknown time later - estimates suggest it was fifteen or twenty minutes. nothing was now visible in the clearing, but his dog was running about barking and yapping, prompting speculation that it had frightened off the intruders.
See also: Sphere , Cloak , Hover , Injury , Landing Trace , Odor-Acrid , Probe
Three patrolmen reported seeing a triangular shape object in the forest. Strong animal reaction.
See also: Base , Glow , Hover , Landing Mark , Radar
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ruppe of Gaffney. The neighborhood dogs were barking in a frenzy. The UFO, described as "about the size of a Winnebago travel-trailer" had two "beams of lights" on the bottom of the object.
See also: Ellipse , Atomic , Beam , Power Lines
Aggressive dogs become uneasy in presence of red light.
See also: Nocturnal
Time not given. A 13-year-old boy working at a kennel in Williston, Florida heard a humming noise, and noticed that the dogs were attempting to hide in their pens and whining. As he went out to investigate the area turned red with illumination, and a bright red disc-shaped object hovered only 20 feet over his head. He felt heat coming from the object. When he returned to the dog pens, the dogs barked at him and would not let him inside.
See also: Disc , Heat , Hum
He has a dog which acted very peculiar during the incident. The dog would lay underneath the house and would not come when called. "(It) dog tried to get into the house where it never is allowed, seemed scared."See also: Diamond , Nocturnal , Beam
Goat herder, Flores de Mamani, was walking her animals back to her ranch along an isolated hillside when she suddenly felt paralyzed, completely unable to move. She was leaning back against a rock when she saw, a hovering sphere very close to her position. The normally fierce dog remained quiet and the goats remained very still.
See also: Sphere , ET , Landing Trace , Speed
More than an hour before sunrise, chickens were heard to be disturbed and rooster[s?] crowed as a silent, cigar-shaped object with outward shining lights moved about the area.
See also: Cigar , Hover
Katherine Francovich was walking her two large "attack trained dogs" on leashes through a deserted grove of leafless lime trees, when she heard a very loud noise...Her two dogs, normally aggressive, just sat down quietly in the presence of the being.
See also: MIB , Sulphuric acid-formaldehyde , Washington. ET: Gray , 6digits , Eyes-Almond , Hop , Large Cranium , Long Arms , Suit-Metal
Within seconds of their first observation of the object, the witnesses became aware that the object was travelling generally in the direction of a herd of elk that they had been watching all morning. They continued to watch as the object proceeded toward the herd until it succeeded in getting quite close to the animals. The animals apparently remained unaware of the objectís presence until it was within a very short distance of the herd.
Suddenly, the animals bolted, most of the them running up the slope to their east. However, one adult animal was seen by the witnesses to separate itself from the herd and run or trot to generally to the north, perhaps along a logging road. The witnesses report that at this point, the object quickly moved directly above the lone elk and seemed to lift it off the ground, although no visible means of support of the animal was evident to the observers.
See also: Disc , Cattle Mutilation , Rotation , Wobble
At first Vasiliy's dog rushed towards the landed disk but several meters from the object it stopped and began to whine and whimper wildly, running away in fear. At this point Vasiliy and his friends became scared so they hurried home following the dog.
See also: Disc , ET , Landing Legs
A farmer heard his dogs barking very loudly. He looked outside and noticed a very bright light in his field. He decided to walk over the field with his dogs. The dogs were apparently afraid and refused to go. As he neared the area where the lights were located, they suddenly blacked out. He decided to return home. His dogs acted very violently toward him, apparently not recognizing him. He ran up to the second floor and used his binoculars to search the field. He now could see a lighted disc shaped object. He was able to see what appeared to be lighted windows on the object. He then noticed movement in a thicket near the disc. Suddenly a figure moved quickly from the thicket to the object. Shortly after the object brightened and took off.
See also: Disc
Adailton Rodrigues was taking a morning walk along Oswaldo Campos street with his dog "Pimpo." As he walked by one of the tall buildings of one of the city's factories he noticed a very bright light next to building on the ground. The dog began barking non-stop.
See also: Disc , ET , Speed
Witness was awaken early at 1:30 AM by pet dog barking at something out side the a bed room window. Witness looked out window and saw a disk about 80 feet away hovering over a close-by artificial pond.
See also: Disc , Dome
The first thing we noticed was that all the dogs in the area were going bonkers. They were barking up a storm, like they were all seeing the same thing.
See also: Oval , ET , Glow , Hover , Interference , Speed
Animal Reaction Resources:
Animal reactions reported.