National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 08/1978
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
8/30/78 22:00 Bristol (UK/England)
Cigar 3-4 mins "like someone had hung christmas deccy's in the sky" 9/4/03
8/30/78 01:00 Avon CT Rectangle 10 Minutes Driving early AM in Avon Ct. I spotted an object fifty feet in the air as large as a house. 3/11/06
8/27/78 03:00 St. Petersburg FL Light 20 minutes Nightmare of UFO attack preceds actual UFO sightings by 24 hours, coincidence? 7/5/05
8/25/78 19:30 Santa Rosa CA Oval 20 sec. Large glowing orange oval observed while driving south from Windsor, Ca. towards Santa Rosa on hwy 1. The object was moving slowly acro 4/15/00
8/24/78 17:00 Fort Worth TX Triangle 8 min. Grayish metallic triangle shaped craft emits green aura over Texas. 10/30/06
8/23/78 19:00 Bluepoint NY Disk 5 minutes I was in my Chevolet van driving east on Montauk Hwy, it was a humid night and the light was almost all gone, just about the time you w 12/3/04
8/22/78 22:00 Bermuda
Disk 1 hour Incident was also documented in the Bermuda Royle Gazette newspaper 8-21-78 and 8-22-78.Me and my bride were on our Incident was docume 2/18/01
8/22/78 20:00 Langhorne (Bermuda) PA Disk 2 hours plus Close Encounters of the Bermudian Kind 500 Lights On Object0: Yes 8/12/08
8/21/78 19:00 Bastrop LA Rectangle 10min Large rectangular object, about 100 yards over the power lines. 12/16/99
8/21/78 19:00 Monroe-Bastrop LA Rectangle 20-30 minutes Rectangular bright craft on Hwy 139 From Monroe to Bastrop,LA. 11/3/05
8/20/78 21:15 Lake Geneva WI Disk 5 mins Close up of saucer over Lake Geneva, Wi. in 1978 12/12/09
8/20/78 02:00 Alligator Alley FL Disk 2-4 hours Late summer night drive in August 1978 heading east across Alligator Alley sometime after midnight I experienced several unusual telepa 3/18/16
8/20/78 00:00 La Mesa CA Disk 20min I saw a Yellow light in my room I thought it was Traffic light blinking Then I jump up and looked straight at it I remember everything 6/20/05
8/19/78 01:00 New Britain CT Fireball 15 seconds Two Fireballs. 6/13/14
8/18/78 20:00 Harvey (Marquette) MI Disk 3-5+min We could see human forms in a window like windshield on this air craft that silently hovered! 1/17/04
8/17/78 23:00 Ridgecrest CA Disk 10-15min. To whom it may concern, 7/19/10
8/16/78 Fullerton CA Cylinder
A huge mother ship 2/14/10
8/15/78 23:30 Hickory NC Triangle <5 minutes Large triangle shaped craft traveling west on Hwy 70, Hickory, NC, at almost midnight. ((NUFORC Note: Highly reliable witness. PD)) 4/26/18
8/15/78 23:00 Pendleton/Athena (between) OR Light several seconds Tourquois-green fireball drop straight down from a cloud layer and hover a few seconds. Next made a bee line to our car, then shot str 2/16/99
8/15/78 22:00 Heath MA Circle several minutes Parked in car on isolated road, object with flashing lights desended over the car. 1/17/04
8/15/78 22:00 Steubenville OH Disk 10 minutes My former neighbor and I were driving to a campsite in a rural area around Steubinville. As we turned onto the dirt road that led to t 8/10/99
8/15/78 21:00 Ticonderoga NY Triangle 10seconds Triange shape,no noise,huge,pink lights. 12/23/02
8/15/78 21:00 Lawrenceburg TN Cigar 2 min Cigar shaped craft - 30 years ago - technology still cannot be explained 2/1/07
8/15/78 21:00 Suffolk VA Circle 2 hours Drove up to downed ship. 4/25/02
8/15/78 20:30 Statesboro GA Light 7 minutes In 1978 I saw six star-like objects sit stationary in the sky and then take off at an extremely high rate of speed 3/23/04
8/15/78 20:00 Springfield MA Rectangle 2-3 minutes Summer of '78, Springfield, MA, a display of colors on a screen hovering above us. 6/27/19
8/15/78 19:30 Carbon Hill AL Triangle 3-4 minutes A large triangle shaped craft, close to the ground, with no sound, at all. 9/30/13
8/15/78 18:00 Cape Cod MA Other 5 mins The face in the window was scary as well as amazing! 2/1/07
8/15/78 18:00 Provo UT Disk 20 seconds I realize that it has been 30 years since our sighting (my wife and I)but. hopefully it will be of use to you... we drove to Provo cany 8/12/08
8/15/78 17:00 Covington WA Disk 10 minutes Flying Saucer seen in Covington / Kent, Washington 1978 6/4/04
8/15/78 16:30 Romayor TX Fireball 3 seconds I shot a cloaked UFO and the fire ball was the bullet disrupting the cloaking field. 1/10/14
8/15/78 15:30 Kranglvea (Cambodia)
Oval 00:02:00 During the massacre regime 1975-1979, I had seen UFO two time. One, in 1977 when I fell down from the tree, one of my legs was injured 10/12/01
8/15/78 15:30 Gadsden AL Sphere 10 Min. 3 ft. dia tan colored spherical object manuveing at 120+ knts. 5/15/06
8/15/78 14:30 Amherst (Canada) NS Other 2 minutes Grounded pyramid formation of 3 objects alternating in colour and making a grinding noise holding a slow steady course. 8/16/02
8/15/78 13:00 Rochester MN Unknown 30 minutes Streaking white dots 9/29/02
8/15/78 12:00 Longmont CO Rectangle 15min. Black triangle monolith passed over Longmont, Colorado in the summer of 1978 1/10/09
8/15/78 02:00 Simi Valley CA Fireball 30 min There were multiple objects that hovered and accelerated at lightning fast speed. 3/11/06
8/15/78 02:00 West Bloomfield MI Flash 5 seconds Flash -Red Beam - Green Beam - Flash 12/12/09
8/15/78 01:00 Porto (Portugal)
Sphere 3sec short,colorfull, fast, suden, no sound 8/5/01
8/14/78 13:00 Saginaw MI Formation 5 minutes witnessed formation that came to a stop,turned suddenly went different way and disappeared 2/12/04
8/14/78 11:15 Concrete (outside of) WA Disk 25 seconds An incredibly bright, polished silver disk, probably about 35 feet in diameter, in broad daylight, about 75 yards away. 7/5/19
8/14/78 02:00 Bracebridge (14 miles north of) (Canada) ON Sphere 5 minutes Large silver ball observes Muskoka cottagers, then retreats much faster than anything of this world possibly could 5/12/10
8/13/78 19:30 Santa Clarita CA Disk 45 seconds Close up encounter. 3/4/16
8/13/78 11:00 Arizona (NE part)/New Mexico?? AZ Formation @5 min Flying @ 30,000 onboard comm. jet from LAX to San Antonio, TX. 1 or several craft were maneuvering above an electrical storm. 5/24/99
8/12/78 02:00 Des Moines IA Triangle 30 seconds Boomerang shape many light made no sound. 2/4/13
8/11/78 22:00 Auburn CA Unknown 15 minutes The object hovered and dissapeared then came back several times. 6/18/04
8/10/78 22:20 Spokane WA Disk 1 or 2 minutes While I cannot remember the exact date I remember the event very clearly considering it was over 25 years ago and I was only 9-years-ol 12/9/03
8/10/78 22:00 San Diego CA Oval 15min I saw an huge glowing UFO with my mother and neighbors hovering over our backyard; when I was about 20, which moved at light speed. 3/6/01
8/8/78 20:00 Aokville (Canada) ON Other 30 minitues+ red hypnotic light in the sky at night. 2/12/04
8/7/78 22:00 Pecos NM Disk 8 seconds Carrier craft picks up scout ship 9/24/03
8/6/78 22:00 Black Hills AZ Light Over an hour HBCCUFO CANADIAN REPORT: Three blue lights come together and shoot up. 3/23/04
8/5/78 22:00 Lethbridge Park (Australia)
Circle 30 large circle with two smaller circles 3/21/03
8/5/78 14:00 Ketchikan AK Rectangle 3 minutes Aircraft carrier shaped UFO 4/14/09
8/3/78 22:00 Coldwater MI Cylinder 10 mINUTES Observers a Cylinder shaft cross the road above us and in front of us and then depart the scene quickly after pacing the car we were in 2/16/00
8/2/78 23:00 Shelley ID Light 10 seconds Stationary bright light over foothills stays still for 10 seconds and then flies out of sight in less than a second. 11/8/03
8/1/78 22:00 Reading PA Formation 5 minutes I was 16 and standing outside looking to mountain with road on top called Skyline Drive. It was night and my boyfriend and I were look 5/3/00
8/1/78 22:00 Clarksville (rural area) TN Circle 4 hours A sighting of a craft and alien abduction experience 9/19/02
8/1/78 21:00 Yakima WA Light 5 min. approx Hovering, Darting Lights Over Tampico, Washington State 7/4/12
8/1/78 20:30 Dundee (5 miles east of) FL Sphere 20-30 seconds My sister and I were takeing the garbage cansup the driveway one summer night. Three whiteglowing ojects in triangular formation flew 8/5/01
8/1/78 20:00 Garland TX Disk one minute 1978 Red Saucer Garland texas 7/4/12
8/1/78 19:30 Clifton Park NY Oval 1 minute Oval shaped object hovered in sky and then flew off in a diagonal direction EXTREMLY fast and disappeared 4/27/07
8/1/78 12:00 Van Nuys CA Sphere 20-30 SEC0NDS TWO METALLIC SPHERES, MOVING SOUTHEAST, APPROX 10-15 THOU FEET. 10/2/99
8/1/78 05:30 Phelan CA Oval 10 minutes 3 bright ovals rise up slowly, stop, move one at a time at incredible speed across horizon, then stop again 4/16/05
8/1/78 01:00 Harrison Lake (Canada) BC Circle 10 - 15 seconds Light sped across the night sky, slowing to apparently "check out" a satellite, the zig zaged and sped off at a high rate of speed. 4/27/07