Go Back Report # 247


UFO Induces Abnormal Silence, Halts Motion of Boat

       January 21, 1977: St. Bernard Parish, LA. 8:45 P.M. While hunting for nutria along a canal, a man's boat was engulfed in brilliant light. The man (name on file) felt heat, and all sounds of nature ceased. A glowing object then sped away, and everything returned to normal. After a while he picked up a friend and resumed his work. Then a light again approached and hovered over the boat. Once again silence prevailed, and his hair stood on end "like wire." Everything felt warm. The engine continued to run, but the boat stood still as if being held by "strong gravity forces." (Later investigation showed that there were no impediments in the water, and the channel had been dredged recently.)        
       The object appeared round, about 20 feet (6 meters) in diameter with a textured surface showing a pattern of connecting diamonds or squares. (See March 20, 1966, Dexter, MI.)
       When the object departed, the boat suddenly lurched forward throwing both men down, as if the force gripping the boat had suddenly been turned off. They saw the UFO retreat and hover near an oil refinery, where a company guard also saw it. Then it moved and hovered again in a new spot, where it emitted a light beam downward. After about 30 minutes it disappeared. The principal witness reported a period of about 20 minutes during the sighting that he could not account for.        

Reference for the above text is: The UFO Evidence, Volume II by Richard H. Hall, p. 222, © 2000. Presented here with the authors permission.  

UFOCAT PRN – 93751          
UFOCAT URN – NONE   MUFON UFO Journal, February 1977, p. 3        
UFOCAT URN – 159430
UFO Investigator, Publication of NICAP, February 1977, p. 4   
UFOCAT URN – 093751 APRO Bulletin, March 1977, p. 1          
UFOCAT URN – 111205 Casebook of a UFO Investigator by Raymond Fowler, p. 172, © 1981
UFOCAT URN – 118720 Uninvited Guests by Richard Hall, p. 289, © 1988      
UFOCAT URN – 145297 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 21, © 2000        
UFOCAT URN – 145768 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 203, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – NONE   The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 222, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – 146003 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 11, © 2000        
UFOCAT URN – 167341
*U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12565 © 2002         
UFOCAT URN – 193042 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (727) #657 No © date.   

North America – United States, Louisiana       
St. Bernard Parish – Latitude 29-51-00 N, Longitude 89-39-00 W (D-M-S)      
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990        


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