The 1974 UFO Chronology
March 23, 1974; Albiosco, France
Map of sightings for 1974, courtesy of Larry Hatch's "U" Database (Pending)
Created: May 15, 2007
This is an 11-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1974. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (the original 1977 chronology from UFOE II), William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID]). Last, but certainly not least, we want to thank Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) in Seattle, WA, for his major contribution of RAW sighting data from phoned in reports. (See 1974 printouts by year/month at NUFORC.
Humanoid Reports (HR, occupant sightings, Cat. 7) are still up. By 1974 the cattle mutilations are becoming a major issue to farmers in many U.S. states and by 1979 the phenomena will have claimed the lives of over 10,000 head of cattle. Night-time helicopters are often reported in the vicinity of mutilated cattle. Helicopter pilots take alternative routes or are flying 500 feet higher in order to evade angry stockmen with big guns.
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The 1974 UFO Chronology
Jan. 4, 1974; Berwyn, IL
5:15 p.m. Two women were driving, saw hovering object (about 75' high) with two bright lights in front shining straight ahead, and smaller lights around the sides. As the object began to move, witnesses began to follow it 1/8-1/4 mile. When in motion, two lights were off and red tower light was visible. Object passed behind buildings at aircraft speed. (SL 75,15)
Jan. 6, 1974; Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:30 p.m. 15 year old Carl Nicholson made a call at 12:30 AM to the RCMP Detachment in Dartmouth, N.S. to report his observation of a UFO an hour earlier. Constable D.S. Fontanne made a patrol to the area to see the witness. When the Constable arrived he was informed by Nicholson that the object had appeared to land down behind the trees. Fontanne interviewed the youth and discovered that the teenager was baby sitting for his parents but at about 11:30 PM his dog had begun barking outside. Curious he had looked out of the window and observed an object in the sky. He watched the object for about an hour before it seemed to land and decided to report it to the RCMP. During the period that he watched the object it hovered, moved across the sky and then landed in a wooded area about three miles [ 5 kilometers] away. Though Nicholson could not see the actual shape of the object, he reported that it had four colored lights-blue, yellow, green and red- fixed horizontally across the object. However prior to landing a large white light came on underneath the UFO at which time it was just above the tree line. That night the sky was partly cloudy and there was a very bright moon. Nicholson had kept an eye on the area where the UFO had appeared to land and up until the Mountie had arrived, he had not seen he object rise from the trees. Fontanne as well had kept an eye on the spot and stated in his report that it had not lifted off while he was there. Cst. Fontanne was impressed with Nicholson's sincerity and believes the youth saw what he said he saw, but the RCMP report makes no mention of any checks being made, even superficially, of the supposed landing area, with Halifax or Shearwater radar or their respective Air Traffic Controllers. (Don Ledger, 1998, Maritime UFO Files, Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS, p.99)
Jan. 6, 1974; Santa Ana, CA
Early morning. Martin W Barry, a Marine sergeant, was making his usual early morning 5 mile run in a park, in a driving rain, when he came up with a 7-foot tall, bulky figure standing in a slumped forward posture, long arms dangling nearly to the ground. Behind it, hovering only a few feet off the ground was an orange pulsating flying saucer. The creature's head, with large eyes, accounted for more than half of its height, and its legs were "squashed" and "stubby." It waddled up to Barry and struck him on the chest, felling him into a pool of water then waddled away and climbed aboard the UFO, which rose into the sky. Others reportedly saw UFOs over Santa Ana that day. (Humcat 1974-63; Andrew Gallagher, Ideal's UFO Magazine # 1, Type: B)
Jan. 7, 1974; Warneton, Belgium
8:40 p.m. Domed disc with flat bottom, 23-33 ft. diameter; 7- 10 ft. wide. Flange around base. 3 legs. White and orange alternating bands on glowing object. Three humanoids. Broad shoulders, heads shaped like inverted pears. Long arms, large eyes, no noses. Two were 5 ft. tall with 1-pc dull metallic gray suits. Cube-shaped helmets with face visible. One <5 ft. tall with rings on torso, round helmet. Occupants outside landed object approached witness in his car. One had a pointed metallic rod in hand. Witness felt paralysis and pain in the back of his head. (Ref. 5, Reference 1, Section XII) R,L car
Jan. 8, 1974; Springfield, OH
3:13 a.m. Leaving his job, witness's car lights dimmed and motor stalled. He saw multicolored lights descend just yards in front of car, followed by the appearance of a blinding white oval of light 6 ft in diameter, apparently the interior of the object. Five small (3-4 ft) occupants observed, sitting to one side on high-backed seats. They wore bright-colored robes and each had long brown hair reaching to the floor. Their faces could not be recalled by the witness. The surroundings and car interior were brightly illuminated. After 5 minutes, the interior light was extinguished and the object ascended rapidly with another display of colored lights. A maintenance man on the premises had noticed a failure on his "pager" radio four times between 7 and 10 p.m., although no lights or UFOs were then observed. 5 minutes, E-M effects (CHR 74-02. Investigator: Leonard Stringfield, CUFOS)
Jan. 22, 1974; Norton, MAA man on his way home from work spotted what he described as a flying saucer near a gravel pit in this New England town. He saw a light in the air and as he approached it, the light became brighter and larger. His description of the object was that of a red dome on top with another dome beneath it shaped similar to a child's swimming pool. The lower dome was edged with white lights which reflected onto the upper dome. A third dome was below the first two and appeared to have two ports at the rear which gave off orange and white smoke as it disappeared into the night. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, February 1974, page 2)
Jan. 23, 1974; Llandrillo, Wales
8:30 p.m. The entire village heard a terrific explosion preceded by the violent shaking of the ground. Going outside people saw blue and orange lights floating in a circle around Cader Mountain, east of the village. Police and RAF personnel were in the area almost immediately and cordoned off access to the supposed crash site on a barren hilltop. A nurse on the way to the crash site after being telephoned by police headquarters was on her way up the mountain with her daughters when she saw something sitting on the ground ahead of her. It seemed to be intact and it was very large, circular and glowing orange. The nurse and her daughters were within a few hundred feet when police and military forces showed up and clearly told her to leave the area. Researcher Tony Dodd, was reportedly approached by a retired military man using the name of "Robert Prescott" that told him that he and some others had been assigned to transport two crates from the crash site at a place called Porton Down military personnel opened the crates and the Prescott saw two humanoid figures about 5 to 6 ft tall, very thin, almost skeletal in nature with a covering skin. Other units supposedly transported live aliens from the "crash" site. (HC addition # 3925; CSETI, Nicholas Redfern, "Cosmic Crashes", Type: H)
Jan. 24, 1974; Aische-en-Refail, Belgium
Disc-like object on ground near road; engine restarted by itself when object departed. (Ref. 1, Section VI) E,R car
Jan. 25, 1974; Evansville, IN
6:30 p.m. WTVW's David Goodnow (later CNN anchorman) saw three glittering red-colored objects like illuminated sign, blinking at random, very bright, with smaller white light on each side (like oOOOo) with no sound. They moved to the north and were observed for several minutes. Camera man also saw them. As lights moved away it appeared they were not on one object but were separate. (Ridge files, UFOFC)
Jan. 26, 1974; Lisbon, Portugal
V-formation of luminous 10-15 orange discs observed by airline crew, B-727 (Ref. 1, Section III).
Jan. 26, 1974; Santa Ana, CA
Pilots report 5 objects circling plane.
Feb. 4, 1974; Shores Community, TN.
6:00 p.m. UFO shaped like wooden shoe with transparent dome atop seen outside witness's house, hovering 6 ft over garden. Emitted buzzing sound and disrupted TV reception. Domed area glowed soft white, and heads and shoulders of 2 humanoid occupants were seen within; UFO had one large light in front, two at rear. Buzzing stopped, UFO made turn and slowly left area silently. (CHR- 74-04, W.A. Darbro, ANLEY Ingram)
Feb. 13, 1974; Barrington, NH
A student from the University of New Hampshire reported observing a cigar-shaped object that appeared to have brilliant white lights on both sides. The witness further described the UFO as having an elongated dome on the top with a red light toward the front. The craft moved slowly but with controlled maneuvers and then suddenly sped completely out of sight. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, April 1974, page 4)
Feb.14, 1974; Ely, NV
Round orange object paced, approached truck, E-M effects on lights and engine, truck lifted off road, steering control lost, feeling of vacuum (Ref. 1, Section VI).
Feb.14, 1974; Petite-Ile (Reunion), France
1:30 p.m. A man was walking along a rural road when he suddenly felt a force pulling at him and a tingling sensation. He then saw a white, disc-shaped object with transparent dome hovering just above the ground. A light beam was directed at him from the apparent craft. Three small beings, about 1.0 to 1.2 meters tall, were moving in and out of an opening and acting interested in the terrain. They had antenna-like projections on their heads and had bright white metallic clothing. A fourth being was seen to emerge, then they all re-entered the craft, the opening closed, and the object took off and flew away. The witness was badly frightened, lost his voice, and had headaches and impaired vision for two days. (Ouranos No. 14, 2nd Quarter 1975. Investigated by M.J. Bertil. Translated from the French by Jacques Deschenes.)
Feb. 17, 1974; Stuart, FLAn unidentified flying object was reported to have landed on Fifth and Jackson Streets. The witness immediately called the local newspaper to report the sighting. The newspaper decided to send a reporter to the scene of the sighting, but as the reporter approached the intersection where the object had been reportedly seen, the area appeared to be completely deserted. The newspaper man then noticed a brilliant object only about 5,000 feet off the ground. It blinked on and off like a light bulb. The reporter was only able to view the UFO for approximately 15 seconds before it disappeared from sight at an incredible speed. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, May 1974, page 2)
Feb. 18, 1974; Chelsea, OK
Dog and cattle frightened by slow moving oval
Feb. 28, 1974; Hirson (Aisne), France
5:30 a.m. The witness was riding his motorcycle to work, when suddenly he found himself face to face with two humanoid beings and having no memory of having stopped the motorcycle. It was still dark at this hour. In an adjacent field he saw a dark circular object. The two beings about 1.7 meters tall were blocking his way, and he became frightened. They were wearing dark coveralls with square helmets and gloves. The beings produced a small piece of substance something like chocolate and gestured for him to eat it, which he did. The beings then stood aside and let him go, He was stunned and bewildered, but immediately fled. Physical traces were found at the landing site. (Inforespace No. 20, April 1975; Lumieres dans la Nuit No. 139, November 1974. Translated from the French by A.D. Mebane.)
March 9, 1974; Milan, Italy
Luminous saucer-shaped object with colored rings ahead of plane confirmed by Milan radar, chased by pilot (Reference 1, Sections III, VII).
March 13, 1974; En route San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Cordoba, Argentina
Argentine Airlines plane flanked by two glowing objects that paced it for several minutes, then sped away (Reference 1, Section III).
March 17, 1974; TaiwanTWA airliner crew observed shiny oval or cigar-shaped object, five smaller spherical-appearing satellite objects (Reference 1, Section X).
March 21, 1974; Valdehijaderos, Salamanca, Spain
2:15 a.m. Disc. 33- 40 ft. dia. Smooth metallic surface with no seams or rivets. 3 metal legs, 18" high. Indescribable glow. Four human-like beings 6' 4" -6' 8" tall. Walked normal. Tight-fiiting brilliant metallic 1-pc suits came over head. Occupants beside landed object, doing something on ground, gesticulating. (Maximillio I. Sanches, Ref. 5, (Ballester Olmos, 1976, pp. 44-45; see Section XII [E,L]) diesel truck
March 23, 1974; Albiosco, France
A classic French UFO picture. Photographed by an anonymous French medical doctor. Taken on March 23, 1974 in Tavernes in the department in Var, during a major UFO flap over France. Skeptics doubted the picture on the grounds that "luminous rays cannot end like this."
March-June, 1974; Spain
Concentration of UFO sightings, including vehicle encounters (Reference 1, Section VIII).
March 30, 1974; Hombreiro, Lugo, Spain
Blinding light from hovering object, car engine quit, lights went out. Object flew away with whistling sound, car then functioned normally (Reference 1, Section XII).April 8, 1974; Fayetteville, IN
Close encounter with two witnesses. No details. (Hynek 4-19?, possibly Don Worley Files)
April 14, 1974; Vedrin & Courriere, Belgium
8:00 p.m. ...and continuing for close to two hours a flurry of UFO sightings was reported. The SOBEPS organization conducted a thorough investigation. Sightings included a luminous globe emitting bright silver-white light crossing the road ahead of a car; a spinning circular object with rows of body lights that changed directions, stopping and starting; elongated or cylindrical metallic-appearing objects with body lights; and a disc white on top and bright cherry red on bottom, joined by a dark central band. ("Easter UFO: A SOBEPS Inquiry" by Frank Boitte, Brussels, Belgium.)
April 15, 1974; Adelaide, AustraliaTwo motorists from Adelaide reported loss of power from their automobiles after sighting UFOs. These reports were made simultaneously with calls pouring into RAAF officials regarding other sightings in the area. One of the motorist, Peter Heningsen, described the object as "bigger than a jumbo jet," and claimed it was hovering approximately 600 feet above the road. The witness further described the object to be spinning and sending out three white beams of light. His car suffered a temporary loss of power as the object hovered overhead. The UFO remained stationary for a minute before moving off out of sight in complete silence. Another motorist driving that same evening, described an object as being "green and red and spinning with three beams of light." Mr. E. O'Neil, 54, of North Glenelg, said he saw an object moving in circles at 35,000 feet at 8:05 p.m. and claimed that all power was drained from his car. The Royal Australian Air Force has been gathering as much additional information as possible concerning the sightings and will continue to investigate these recent events. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, July 1974, page 1)
April 16, 1974; Casale Monferrato, Italy
Morning. Disc. Dark ring with transparent cockpit on top. Row of lights around circumference of ring. Object rotated. No sound. Three humanoid beings. Object hovered, occupants visible in lighted transparent cockpit stared at witness. (Carla and Mauro Bellingeri, Ref. 5, Reference 1, Section XII).
May 2, 1974; En route from Guerrero state to Mexico City, Mexico
Morning. Carlos Antonio de los Santos Montiel was flying en route from Guerrero state to Mexico city in his Piper Aztec 24, he became aware of three objects positioned extremely close around the plane. He heard a noise from below, as if one of the objects had collided with his plane. He then noticed that the aircraft controls and landing gear were frozen. (APRO Bulletin, Vol. 24 No. 2, Aug 1975)
May 5, 1974; Lincolnshire, IL
Six photos taken. Boys sight UFO, Hynek called in. (Review Vernon, IL, May 23, 1974 clipping)
May 7, 1974; Coatsville, PA
9:00 p.m. Disc with lighted dome on top. Four silvery legs. Three gray humanoids. <5 ft. tall. Large elongated heads. Short legs. No helmets. Occupants beside landed object seemed to examine disc's legs, re-entered object and disappeared. (Witness: Margaret K. Roffe; Ref.5)
May 9, 1974; Daylight, IN
(Date may not be correct) Evening. Local man (and six others) claim he was abducted. Jordan. (Investigated by Mike Cristol)
May 20, 1974; Hampton Beach, NH
00:30 a.m. Disc. 50-60 feet in diameter. Domed above and below with central rim. Four landing legs. Hatch folded down, ramp came out. Humming sound. One humanoid-like being 6' tall. Light colored coveralls. Two hoses ran from back of jaw area to back of head. One hose running down back. Object landed on beach. Hatch opened and occupant stood in opening. Occupant briefly stepped out onto sand. Re-entered object and departed. (Ref.5, Molon)
May 22, 1974; Fairfield, OH
10:00 p.m. Boat-shaped or oblong object 50-60' wide. Green and white lights around lower part rotating 3 to 4 square windows emanating white light. Brightly lit transparent area on top. Two small, dark humanoids. Object rising and falling as it hovered over a house. Occupants visible in top part of object in cramped position, continually gesticulating or moving levers. Object then moved horizontally and departed at high speed. (Ref.5)
May 23, 1974; Calhoun, IL
10:00 p.m. State Police at Parkersburg, Illinois, took this call and relayed the information to CUFOS. Three witnesses reported a close encounter with telephone affected. Few details. (CUFOS)
May 24, 1974; MADAR Event #52:42 a.m. This, yet unexplained incident was never correlated with any sightings of UFOs anywhere, local or regional. But it was rara and one of those incidents that occurred in the wee hours .
May 28, 1974; Albuquerque, NM
A resident was awakened to see a large glowing object moving across the western face of the Sandia Mountains. It was so bright that no discernable structure could be seen. The witness opened his window to listen for noise coming from the object; there was none. As he watched, the object appeared to land on a nearby hill where it remained for an hour before it shot into the air and vanished. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, July 1974, page 3)
May 31, 1974; Salisbury, Rhodesia to Durban, South Africa
2:30 a.m. Prolonged car-pacing case during which motorists experienced E-M effects, loss of steering control for their vehicle, abnormal cold and silence, translocation from one place to another, altered appearance of the terrain, humanoid encounter, and amnesia. (Skylook No. 88, March 1975, Mutual UFO Network.)
June 6, 1974; South Hampton, NH
9:30 p.m. A family driving along Route 150 encountered a structured object with a row of body lights. They fled in fear with the object following. When they stopped, the object hovered with a "bobbing, fluttering motion" above an adjacent field. The body lights flickered and changed color from yellow-green to bright red to pink, then dark green and deep blue. The lights dimly illuminated a bowl-shaped undersurface. When the object began to descend as if to land, the witnesses again became frightened and fled. (Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 2, 1974. Investigation by Raymond B. Fowler.)
June 11, 1974; Lincolnshire, IL
No details but recorded as close encounter one with seven witnesses. (CUFOS)
June 14, 1974; nr Medellin Castle, Spain
5:30 a.m. Lasted 1-1/2 hours and was seen to the East in the direction of Venus and disappeared as Venus would at sunrise. Some investigators report that the witness may have been the town drunk, but here for-the-record is what he reported. This man driving 200 miles north of Seville saw an object shaped like a pot (truncated cone) flying rapidly toward him at low altitude (estimated 100 meters). Frightened, he turned off his car headlights, but the object followed his car parallel to the road about 70 meters away to the right. When he switched his headlights back on, the object began approaching so he switched them off and the object retreated again. When he arrived at his father's property, the object hovered over the barn, moving up and down, so he ran into the house. Later he went outside to check, and the object was still hovering there. It was lighting the entire area like daytime. Three humanoid beings were visible inside the object. Early the next morning at sunrise, the object abruptly sped away. Other witnesses in separate locations also saw an object. Questionable. (Inforespace, No. 22, August 1975; translated from French by Jacques Deschenes.)
June 18, 1974; Metcalf, IL
Midnight. Beginning of a series of abductions. Son of farmer had been apparently abducted and no one knew it for some 12 years or spring of 1986. Natural recall of abduction into craft and removal of sperm. Elderly farmer saw object land in soybean field around 12:00 a.m. (Don Worley files)
June 18, 1974; Metcalf, IL
July 9, 1974; Kingston, NY
Elliptical object with body lights hovered low, moved toward police car; officer turned spotlight on it, brilliant white beam from object illuminated patrol car (Reference 1, Section I).July 30, 1974, Solitude (nr. Mt. Vernon, IN
July 17, 1974; Beloite, Yugoslavia
Photo. No details.
8:50 p.m. The Sheriff contacted Fran Ridge right after the incident had occurred and was reported. Ridge's Rapid Deployment Team of three men were on the road to the area within minutes. Near Solitude, Indiana, just a little over three miles north of us, a Mt. Vernon couple and their little boy were on their way home from a play in New Harmony, heading south on Hwy 69. They observed an object silhouetted against the moonlit haze in the southwest. Although a few miles away, the object had a clear cigar shape with three white lights. They continued driving down the highway and, as they got over the top of some hills, the object started to descend, getting larger and larger all the time. Right at the bottom of the hill they slowed down and the object appeared to be hovering. It was approximately a hundred yards from them then, and it was moving, but very slow. The adult male witness reported: "It acted like it was on water or floatin'-like." It now had four lights on it, two on each end, the shadowy object was was long and slender, "kinda cigar-shaped." At one time "it was just right above us, maybe 50-60'. Well, you couldn't believe the size of it. It was real large. We went down the highway just a little further. We were going to park the car, so we pulled in there and were getting out of the car and we couldn't find it. It had just vanished." The object was "thin on the ends" and, "as it got to the middle, it was thicker. But like I say, we could just see the shadow". Duration: 7-18 minutes. (UFOFC files, Fran Ridge)
Aug. 11, 1974; Concord, NH
In the early morning hours eight police officers from several jurisdictions observed low-flying saucer-like objects with red, blue, white, and yellow body lights. One officer reported an elliptical object with dome on top. When some officers flashed their patrol car lights at a group of the objects, they appeared to signal with flashing lights in return. (Concord Monitor & Patriot, Aug. 12, 1974.)
Aug. 13, 1974; Laurel, MS
Just after midnight Aug. 12/13 two motorists driving between Laurel and Meridian independently reported to police that they had seen UFOs. In one car an Air Force officer and his family saw two large saucer-shaped objects displaying a blinding bright blue light approach, then buzz the car three times. (New Orleans States-Item, Associated Press story, Aug, 13, 1974.)
Aug. 21, 1974; Sparta, IL
Time not given, or other details. CE-1, multiple witnesses. (CUFOS)
Sept. 1, 1974; Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada
Daylight. Five dome-shaped objects in pasture, spinning and swirling grass; objects took off, aligned in formation, climbed into clouds (Reference 1, Section I).
Sept. 3, 1974; MADAR Event # 7
9:35 p.m. By this time the radar at Dress-Regional Airport was NIS (not in service). There were no local sightings reported. One of the event recorders showed that background radiation levels were 86% higher than normal.
Sept. 8, 1974; Causses, France.
10:30 p.m. And continuing until 1:30 a.m. next morning, residents saw an odd red-orange light, then a luminous sphere that rose from behind a hill. A motorist blinked his headlights a couple of times at the object, and it immediately darted toward him and stopped overhead emitting a humming sound, its light illuminating the terrain. After a while the object disappeared. This man and others in the area later saw a round, luminous orange-red object moving around near the ground, its light illuminating a dock, a distillery, grapevines and other terrain features. One witness noted that no light rays or beams were visible between the luminous object and the illuminated ground. (Ouranos No. 14, 2nd Quarter 1975. Investigated by M. Grazzioli and M. De Cordova.)
Sept. 24, 1974; nr. Brunswick, Maine
9:00 p.m. Police officers reported a brilliant elliptical object hovering above the Wiscasset Nuclear Power Station. After several minutes it rose straight up, leveled off and flew away in an arc across the sky. At one point it emitted two small satellite objects which operated independently, then rejoined the larger craft. (National Enquirer report July 8, 1975)
Oct. 4, 1974; Mt. Vernon, IN
8:45 p.m. Strange night close encounter with three MUFON FIs out on routine SKYWATCH patrol. This report was not filed for eleven years because of the nature of the incident. Witnesses feel that the UFO knew where they were and was there BECAUSE they were there. See report synopsis. (UFOFC, Fran Ridge files)
Oct. 5, 1974; Mt. Vernon, IN
8:30 p.m. About same time as night before, this 3-5 minute observation of 6-10 white lights in string heading south to north was logged by the SKYWATCH patrol. (UFOFC, ran Ridge files)
Oct. 6, 1974; Mt. Vernon, IN
8:20 p.m. SKYWATCH patrol "Money Man" radioed "Sky King" (Fran Ridge) and "Sailor" about a "bogey" crossing the Ohio River S-N with same description as nights previous. Control Tower at Dress-Regional Airport (Evansville, IN) was contacted and ARTC Bill Lindall advised it was probably Delta 556, a DC-9 out of Memphis on Jet Airway 29 with new "see and be seen lighting". This was effective Oct. 1 and the aircraft kick on this lighting pattern when on low approach. The object of Oct. 4, however, was not the same object by any stretch of imagination, but an even more stranger coincidence. (UFOFC, Fran Ridge files)
Oct. 10, 1974; Owensboro, KY
Daytime. Two 9-year-old girls playing on the bank of the Ohio River near the Mid-South Mobile Home Park reported spotting an unidentified flying object on the south side of the river. The girls said the object, about the size of a small automobile, was shaped like a saucer with a handle less cup atop it. They said the vehicle was a "tannish-white" with purple and yellow flashing lights. It hovered near the bank, disappeared and reappeared a short distance away several times, they said. A photographer who went to the scene after the girls called the Sheriff and local airport, may have seen it, too. (News clipping, Messenger & Inquirer, Owensboro, KY)
Oct 14, 1974; Robert Spencer Carr Announces Crashed SaucerRobert Spencer Carr, a NICAP investigator and community college professor, announces that the US government has recovered a crashed saucer and dead alien bodies from a site in New Mexico. After worldwide publicity is kindled Carr releases more details over the next few days and weeks, that the saucer and the bodies are kept in "Building 18" or Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, that he first heard the story about 1961, etc.
Oct. 15, 1974; Ramona, CA
Many types of animals reacted to a round object that landed
Oct.17, 1974; Maitland, N.S.W, Australia
Dogs barked furiously, circular yellow-white object emitted two light beams to ground, illuminated terrain brightly (Reference 1, Section IX).
Oct. 20, 1974; Elkhart, IN
9:45 p.m. Close encounter with spinning object 15-25' away from two witnesses and their automobile, car engine died. See clippings (main link is page 1) and Page 2.
Oct. 24, 1974; Northern Indiana
Incident similar to "Disappearance of Flight 412". UFO incident date coincides with emergency landing of two jet interceptors with one crashing and the pilot ejecting somewhere in Indiana. (Source: UFOFC)
Oct. 25, 1974; Rawlins, WY
Carl Higdon abduction (Reference 1, Section XIII).
Oct. 27, 1974; Aveley UK
Abduction case (Reference 1, Section XIII).Nov. 28, 1974; Shabbona, IL
Oct. 29, 1974; Melrose Park, IL
CE-1. No details (CUFOS)
Oct. 31, 1974; Barrington, IL
Evening. Two 7th graders and one of their moms reported something quite large with lights all around it. Described as round and black, going around in a circle, bigger than an airplane. A beeping sound was heard. The mother reported the object as shaped like a cigar "and it had little square lights that went on and off." (News clipping from NCS)
Nov., 1974; Kampsville, IL (exact date unknown)
6:00 p.m. Lady and her son saw sharply-outlined hovering object through bedroom window, become brighter, made "whirring sound" As it came closer the light changed from white to red, size of plate at arm's length, passed over house. (MUFON, Skylook 89)
11:43 a.m. On a bright day with visibility limited to 6-7 miles due to haze, Hugo W. Feugen was flying his own Aeronca Champ aircraft from Dekalb to Mendota, Illinois, at 2,500 feet altitude with a compass bearing direction of 240 degrees to compensate for a cross wind. As he passed over the small town of Shabbona,, Illinois, he was checking his position on the aeronautical map that he held in his lap to determine if he was still on course with visual navigation to his destination of Mendota. When he looked up from his map, he noticed with amazement that the magnetic compass on the panel of his old Aeronca Champ number N82198 was rotating counter-clockwise at a rate of four or five revolutions per minute. He immediately became concerned for the radical behavior of his compass because this was one of the few instruments in the aircraft used for navigational purposes. He looked to his right side and saw nothing but the town of Shabbona below him. When he turned to his left, he saw an object flying parallel to his aircraft at the same speed (ground speed 75 to 80 mph) and altitude, pacing him at 120 degrees at an estimated one quarter of a mile distance. He described the object as being shaped like a disc or an ellipse. If it was one-fourth mile away, he estimated the size as 120 feet long and 30 feet thick. It appeared to be a solid object, white or dull silver in color, without any openings or protrusions. There may have been a depression on the top, but this angle was observed only for a brief second as it was departing. After pacing him for 8-10 seconds, while the compass continued to spin, the object tipped slightly and the pilot could observe that it was not an ellipse, but was round in shape. As it tipped up on an angle, it accelerated to a fantastic speed toward the east and was out of sight in less than one second. The pilot did not have his radio turned on, so there is no report of interference with radio communications. (From Skylook,89, MUFON)
Dec. 19, 1974; Louisville,
CE1, no details. (CUFOS)
Dec. 21, 1974; Darmstadt, IL
11:30 p.m. Three Illinois youths report UFO descended into woods. While driving, at a point approximately four miles west of Darmstadt, they were suddenly aware of a bright light illuminating the area around them. The brightly lit disk-shaped object was descending at an angle, with the leading edge lower than the trailing edge and the descent was such so they were seeing the top of the object; probably twenty or thirty feet in diameter. It had rotating lights around the lower edge of the rim that were red and yellow, red and yellow in that sequence all the way around. There appeared to be portholes around the object. It had something resembling antennas that were coming out each side of the dome and coming up as if they were going to meet at a point up above the dome of the object itself. The color of the "antennas" appeared to be blue. The object continued its descent and appeared to be in the process of landing in a wooded area about a thousand feet from the road. (MUFON Skylook 90,12)
Dec. 22, 1974; Fairfield, OH
10:00 p.m. Noticing a bright light shining in her bedroom, the 82-year-old witness looked outside and saw a "boat-shaped," or oblong, object hovering over a neighboring house. The UFO, 50-60 ft wide, had green and white lights around the lower part, and seemed to be rotating. It gently rose and fell over the house for about 20 minutes and then moved to a new position above a nearby church. A white light shone from 3-4 square windows around the upper portion; atop was a kind of brightly lit area, in which 2 small dark humanoid figures could be seen moving back and forth in "cramped positions," continually gesticulating (or perhaps moving levers) with their arms. The beings, who ignored the witness, were visible only from the waist up. The object remained over the church nearly a half hour, rising and falling slightly, then moved horizontally a short distance and shot upward at high speed. (SYMPAP 1975,64)
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