1978

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; April 7, 1978

Name: Vinod Raghavan

Date of Sighting: 7th or 8th or 9th or 10th, April 1978 (between 9:30 – 10:00 night)- i think so.

Location of Sighting: BOMBAY, Maharashtra, India

Shape(s) of UFO(s): some what round dish with trail of light

Size(s) of UFO(s): My mother even now has the news paper cutting of the UFO news that came next day.

Color(s) of UFO(s): bright an illuminated.

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: About 2 KMs up in the night sky

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): traveling from north to south

Further Description of Sighting: (it was not plane, rocket or any shooting star) i clearly recollect that till now.
I was 11 years then in 1978.
the news paper cutting is with my mother till now.
I can send scanned copy of the same if you like.

just email me.

Regards.

Vinod Raghavan

If you do contact a witness, please be respectful to them.

Contact Email of Witness: vinod.raghavan@yahoo.co.in

Otto, Arkansas, USA; July 4, 1978

Name: DL Douglas

Date of Sighting: 7/4/78

Location of Sighting: Otto, AR Faulkner County

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Round, bright light

Size(s) of UFO(s): ?

Color(s) of UFO(s): white

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: not in sky… directly behind our car

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): following our vehicle north on Hwy. 107

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): none

Further Description of Sighting: My boyfriend and I had spent the day on the lake (Greers Ferry Lake) with my family. No drinking or drugs AT ALL. He took me back to my parents’ house in north Pulaski county (near the Little Rock AFB), then after it got dark, was taking me home to my apartment in Conway, AR.

Just a couple miles up Hwy 107, what we thought was a motorcycle got right behind his car (AMC Gremlin)and the “headlight” on bright was blinding him. It followed us so closely, and the faster he drove, the closer it seemed to get. Finally, out of anger, he stopped the car on the side of the hwy, right at the top of a hill (Davis Ranch).

He threw the door open and jumped out of the car, ready to fight. Immediately… the “light” shot straight up into the sky until we couldn’t distinguish it from the stars. There was NO SOUND… NO HEAT… NO WIND… just the night sounds of frogs and crickets and bugs in rural Arkansas. I was scared to death and begging him to get back in the car and take me home.

He got back in, started back up Hwy 107, and the light appeared again directly behind us. (I should add that there was no other traffic coming or going down the highway during the time this was happening). He got extremely angry and pulled off the hwy again into the parking area of an old country store on the east side of hwy 107. (It used to be called Carmical’s, I think.) He stepped out again, and I stayed inside the vehicle.

My memories become hazy at this point… I seem to remember watching the light move off away from us across the cow pastures, and we watched as a beam of light lowered slowly, and the “object” seemed to be scanning the pasture. I don’t even remember getting home that night, but I woke in my apartment the next day.

That was the last time Marty and I were together. We broke up, after a misunderstanding… he had a horrible wreck in which he could have died… and we never saw one another again. I did speak with him by phone a couple years later, but neither of us spoke of what happened that night. It has haunted me to this day.

I had friends in the Air Force, and I called and questioned, and was told no one saw or reported anything unusual that night. Marty and I were so in love… engaged to be married… and in just minutes… our lives changed forever. I feel as if part of my memory was “foggy” or erased, or at the very least, I have been brain-washed or “de-programmed” or something.

This was not the first unusual observation of night “lights” that had occurred in my lifetime… but it was the first encounter up close. I am skeptical as to exactly what this object was, and I have never claimed to have been abducted, or believed it to be extra terrestrial. However, whatever “it” was… no known technology existed to my knowledge that would enable an aircraft to behave as that one did.

I have been told it was fireworks. No fireworks could have followed our car for miles around a hilly, curvy highway such as this stretch of road is. Perhaps a remote control “missile” of some type… but again, there was absolutely no sound, heat or wind when it shot straight up into the atmosphere. Thanks for letting me finally get this off my chest.

Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, USA; July, 1978

Name: Ed

Date of Sighting: 7/78 9:30pm

Location of Sighting: valencia california

Shape(s) of UFO(s): circular

Size(s) of UFO(s): 50-75 feet diameter

Color(s) of UFO(s): white

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: 50 – 75 feet from us

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): southeast

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): none

Further Description of Sighting:
Subject: Very close view of UFO

My wife and I had a very close up experience while living in Santa Clarita Valley. This occurred in 1978 but the memory lives in our minds as it were last night. We feel highly appreciative for the experience and are not afraid to openly discuss it without any intentions of financial gain. You may publish this account and we would be most willing to discuss it in public.

It was the summer of 1978. Santa Clarita Valley is located north of the San Fernando Valley and north of Los Angeles. Santa Clarita was a small and laid-back community mostly referred to as Valencia. We recently relocated back from a two-year international management assignment followed by a two-year management assignment in Arizona. We then were transferred to California and chose Santa Clarita because of the open spacious country living, low crime statistics, no smog, and nice neighborhoods. I purchased a two-story corner house with a swimming pool.

One Friday evening, I was using a long pole with an attached brush designed to sweep the walls of the pool. Our children would probably swim early the following morning and I wanted the pool to be clean.

As I reached upwards on the pole to push downwards I saw a craft approaching. The craft was at a distance equivalent one or two short blocks away and not flying parallel to streets but at an angle on a southeastern direction. It was immediately obvious to me that the craft was not a helicopter nor airplane since these would not normally fly that low and the physical characteristics did not match these. At that distance the craft seemed wider, luminous with lights in circumference to the frontal section (referred to as leading edge). I stared at it for a brief perplexed moment.

After realizing that it was something out of the ordinary, I ran down the steps from the poolside deck platform where I had been standing. The platform was about four to five feet higher than the pool water and the opposite surrounding pool deck area. It was about 15 fast running steps from there to the backyard entry to the family room. My wife and two children were watching television there.

I yelled for them to come outside and see but only my wife Gloria came out. We both walked fast towards the side of the pool opposite the platform side where I had been standing. By that time the craft was right over our pool area at an altitude of no more than 50-75 feet and perhaps even less.

The craft had come to a stop right over our pool area as we stood bellow it. The craft made no sound whatsoever. It wobbled slightly as it were moved by the wind but there was no noticeable wind at that moment. The craft leaned forward and downwards and then we saw a large forward angled window, located bellow the leading edge that was perhaps 8 feet in length and 3-4 feet in height. We could see an orange bluish glow from inside but no occupants or controls.

As the craft leaned forward I could see light emanating from its upper section and not from the pool lights reflection since the pool lights would be unable to reflect on the upper section. The craft seemed to be manufactured as one solid piece. There were no visible seams or rivets. The bottom of the craft was concave towards the center. In the deepest section of the concave center two rectangular objects were visible and ran the length of the deep concaved section and seemed to be a few feet apart from each other.

The craft had an upper dome with porthole like windows but no internal visibility. The upper dome was round and centered in relation to the lower part of the craft with no visible seams. The total height of the craft appeared to be the equivalent of a one and half story typical track residence or less. I calculated the height by comparing it to our two-story house. The diameter was approximately 50-75 feet or less. There were no visible markings, insignias or identification like character on the craft.

Under the front leading edge of the circular craft was some ski like devices with two side-by-side configurations. The design I cannot replicate even though I always scored high in I.Q, tests where design progressions (similar to mathematical progressions) had to be decided from multiple drawing choices. I also remember thinking they were too far forward from the crafts center of gravity something we studied in Group Propulsion in relation to the length and loading of aircraft. The ski like devices were similar to the letter S with the top of the S facing forward but with more elaborate details filling the gaps. At the time my conclusion was they were some type of hanging or anchoring device.

During the entire experience lasting some 45 seconds, my wife kept repeating “Oh my God!” over and over again. I tried to concentrate on details and in my mind kept repeating “take me with you.” We were both frozen in awe and disbelief. It was like seeing a large bus that I previously described as a Greyhound bus floating over your house. Both of us look upwards and did not speak to each other during the sighting.

There was no fear, an unprompted paralysis, and a high respect to what we were seeing. We both had the sensation of being watched primarily because the craft maneuvered downwards at an angle towards us and then regained a level position parallel to the ground. As a part of my analysis during the experience I listened for other engines, other crafts, the possibility that this craft was being suspended from another craft as a hoax but concluded there were no other man-made craft in the vicinity.

The craft then began to move at a very slow speed of around 20 miles per hour. I jumped on a wall that surrounded our backyard so that I could see the trajectory. I saw between houses as it continued at that speed for at least 7 miles from our house and heading in a southeast direction from Santa Clarita over a mountainous section of Los Angeles County. I instructed my wife not to discuss it but to try to draw what she saw and then we would compare drawings. My drawings had more details. Then we began comparing the experience and both had seen the very same details.

My conclusion is that the craft wanted us to observe it or perhaps was examining us. I am 100% sure this was not a man-made craft or technology. I am also convinced by the event that U.S. Government intelligence agencies know we are being visited by extra-terrestrials and are hiding facts. To me the only rationale reasons is because they lied once about their existence (perhaps Roswell and others) and may cause the loss of statutory governmental powers as citizens realize that borders, religions and global federal governments are meaningless and helpless. My conclusions lead me to think that visitors do not wish to work with a single government as they are roaming global skies making their presence.

There were lingering questions in my mind after the sighting. Since the craft must originate from an advanced civilization why do they need windows? My technical assumption is that an advanced civilization would have cameras on the exterior to duplicate exactly what is visible outside of the craft. Why were we allowed to see the interior through the large window but not the occupants?

After reporting the experience to the local Sheriff said they had no reports. Years later after writing the experience on the Internet someone who claimed he was with NASA automated airport sciences called me and said that his call was unofficial.

The only somewhat related experience was during a father daughter overnight camping event. The event was prior to our sighting experience. Several of my neighbors were FBI agents. During the outing two of the agents who had daughters were standing close to each other looking at the visible stars. One of them whispered to the other that he heard that strange crafts were often visible in the area. I was standing a few feet away from them and could hear them.

During my earlier education, I graduated and was certified in Group Propulsion Systems and had a choice to either continue studies as a Flight Engineer or Aeronautical Engineering. I selected Aeronautical Engineering and attended Northrop Institute of Technology. In Group Propulsion Systems we became highly familiar with aircraft, mechanical and electrical systems and all flight disciplines, flight and design configurations and propulsion sciences. I am still more familiar with aircraft functions than an automobile. After two years of study I switched to business management at another university, was an early participant in IT as a systems analyst followed by executive positions in the computer and software industry eventually forming my own international management consulting and international business services integration organization. I am now an active portfolio investor and international business but retired.

Los Angeles, California, USA; 1978

Name: Clarence Greene

Date of Sighting: 1978

Location of Sighting: Los Angeles ca

Reported: 11/6/10

Shape(s) of UFO(s): like a extra large Boeing 747 with no wings

Size(s) of UFO(s): large

Color(s) of UFO(s): it was silver in color with different colors emitting from the object

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: few hundred feet it looked like. it was very visible

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): it hovered

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): none

Further Description of Sighting: I was with my brother in-law driving down Vermont ave and i remember us making a left on Vernon. I don’t know what made me look up into the sky but when i did i saw this object just sitting there large in size.( I compared it to a very large Boeing 747. It had a lot of windows, and what i thought was strange was it seemed like fire was coming from it but it was like it wasn’t real.

It’s really hard to describe. also there were different colored lights on it; it would put you in the mind of Christmas lights. I remember asking my brother in-law if he saw what I saw and he thinks he saw it due to him driving.

Once i was dropped off back home, me and another friend who was in the car reflected on what we saw and we decide we should tell someone so we went across the street from my house at the time to our karate instructor and told him on what we saw. He told us to not tell anyone else because the U.S Army would take us away from our family so we didn’t or shall I say I didn’t. While we were telling him the story we seen the object again but it was in the distant and the color lights were showing and this time my instructor saw it and told us to go home.

I was 13 when that happen and i’m 45 now and it feels good to let that out because I know what i saw. Also I forgotten to mention, it looked like people were falling out or could it have been people going in i’m not sure me being in a moving car

Logan, Utah, USA; 1978

Name: Sunny

Date of Sighting: 3:00 a.m. 1978

Location of Sighting: Logan, utah

Further Description of Sighting: my sister, my son and myself were lying in the back of a pick up truck in a canyon where we had gone to pick up and adopt two mustangs.

When we arrived, many people were parked all around the area waiting for dawn to start selection. as we watched the sky we saw a cluster of 4 bright moving objects turning from yellow to red to white and it looked as though they were playing tag as they would swoop together, then splay apart in opposite directions at such a speed you almost couldn’t see it, one minute they were in one spot, the next second had zipped to another spot across the sky always zipping back together then apart as though they were playing…all of us saw it and watched them until it began to be light and they could be seen no longer…it was really cool.