National UFO ReportingCenter
UFO Report Index For 08/1978


Date / TimeCityStateCountryShapeDurationSummaryPostedImages
8/30/78 22:00Bristol (UK/England)United KingdomCigar3-4 mins"like someone had hung christmas deccy's in the sky"9/4/03
8/30/78 01:00AvonCTUSARectangle10 MinutesDriving 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 03:00St. PetersburgFLUSALight20 minutesNightmare of UFO attack preceds actual UFO sightings by 24 hours, coincidence?7/5/05
8/25/78 19:30Santa RosaCAUSAOval20 sec.Large glowing orange oval observed while driving south from Windsor, Ca. towards Santa Rosa on hwy 1. The object was moving slowly acro4/15/00
8/24/78 23:00Arches National ParkUTUSARectangle10 minutesFour continuous distinct rectangular colors of light (red, blue, white, yellow) moving across the craft left to right.7/3/20
8/24/78 17:00Fort WorthTXUSATriangle8 min.Grayish metallic triangle shaped craft emits green aura over Texas.10/30/06
8/23/78 19:00BluepointNYUSADisk5 minutesI 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 w12/3/04
8/22/78 22:00BermudaBermudaDisk1 hourIncident 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 docume2/18/01
8/22/78 20:30DunsmirCAUSAOther2 secondsBlack object moving over railroad tracks8/16/21
8/22/78 20:00Langhorne (Bermuda)PABermudaDisk2 hours plusClose Encounters of the Bermudian Kind 500 Lights On Object0: Yes8/12/08
8/21/78 19:00BastropLAUSARectangle10minLarge rectangular object, about 100 yards over the power lines.12/16/99
8/21/78 19:00Monroe-BastropLAUSARectangle20-30 minutesRectangular bright craft on Hwy 139 From Monroe to Bastrop,LA.11/3/05
8/20/78 21:15Lake GenevaWIUSADisk5 minsClose up of saucer over Lake Geneva, Wi. in 197812/12/09
8/20/78 02:00Alligator AlleyFLUSADisk2-4 hoursLate summer night drive in August 1978 heading east across Alligator Alley sometime after midnight I experienced several unusual telepa3/18/16
8/20/78 00:00La MesaCAUSADisk20minI 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 everything6/20/05
8/19/78 01:00New BritainCTUSAFireball15 secondsTwo Fireballs.6/13/14
8/18/78 20:00Harvey (Marquette)MIUSADisk3-5+minWe could see human forms in a window like windshield on this air craft that silently hovered!1/17/04
8/17/78 23:00RidgecrestCAUSADisk10-15min.To whom it may concern,7/19/10
8/16/78FullertonCAUSACylinderA huge mother ship2/14/10
8/15/78 23:30HickoryNCUSATriangle<5 minutesLarge 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 23:00Pendleton/Athena (between)ORUSALightseveral secondsTourquois-green fireball drop straight down from a cloud layer and hover a few seconds. Next made a bee line to our car, then shot str2/16/99
8/15/78 22:00HeathMAUSACircleseveral minutesParked in car on isolated road, object with flashing lights desended over the car.1/17/04
8/15/78 22:00SteubenvilleOHUSADisk10 minutesMy 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 t8/10/99
8/15/78 21:00TiconderogaNYUSATriangle10secondsTriange shape,no noise,huge,pink lights.12/23/02
8/15/78 21:00LawrenceburgTNUSACigar2 minCigar shaped craft - 30 years ago - technology still cannot be explained2/1/07
8/15/78 21:00SuffolkVAUSACircle2 hoursDrove up to downed ship.4/25/02
8/15/78 20:30StatesboroGAUSALight7 minutesIn 1978 I saw six star-like objects sit stationary in the sky and then take off at an extremely high rate of speed3/23/04
8/15/78 20:00SpringfieldMAUSARectangle2-3 minutesSummer of '78, Springfield, MA, a display of colors on a screen hovering above us.6/27/19
8/15/78 19:30Carbon HillALUSATriangle3-4 minutesA large triangle shaped craft, close to the ground, with no sound, at all.9/30/13
8/15/78 18:00Cape CodMAUSAOther5 minsThe face in the window was scary as well as amazing!2/1/07
8/15/78 18:00ProvoUTUSADisk20 secondsI 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 cany8/12/08
8/15/78 17:00CovingtonWAUSADisk10 minutesFlying Saucer seen in Covington / Kent, Washington 19786/4/04
8/15/78 16:30RomayorTXUSAFireball3 secondsI shot a cloaked UFO and the fire ball was the bullet disrupting the cloaking field.1/10/14
8/15/78 15:30Kranglvea (Cambodia)CambodiaOval00:02:00During 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 15:30GadsdenALUSASphere10 Min.3 ft. dia tan colored spherical object manuveing at 120+ knts.5/15/06
8/15/78 14:30Amherst (Canada)NSCanadaOther2 minutesGrounded pyramid formation of 3 objects alternating in colour and making a grinding noise holding a slow steady course.8/16/02
8/15/78 13:00RochesterMNUSAUnknown30 minutesStreaking white dots9/29/02
8/15/78 12:00LongmontCOUSARectangle15min.Black triangle monolith passed over Longmont, Colorado in the summer of 19781/10/09
8/15/78 02:00West BloomfieldMIUSAFlash5 secondsFlash -Red Beam - Green Beam - Flash12/12/09
8/15/78 02:00Simi ValleyCAUSAFireball30 minThere were multiple objects that hovered and accelerated at lightning fast speed.3/11/06
8/15/78 01:00Porto (Portugal)PortugalSphere3secshort,colorfull, fast, suden, no sound8/5/01
8/14/78 13:00SaginawMIUSAFormation5 minuteswitnessed formation that came to a stop,turned suddenly went different way and disappeared2/12/04
8/14/78 11:15Concrete (outside of)WAUSADisk25 secondsAn incredibly bright, polished silver disk, probably about 35 feet in diameter, in broad daylight, about 75 yards away.7/5/19
8/14/78 02:00Bracebridge (14 miles north of) (Canada)ONCanadaSphere5 minutesLarge silver ball observes Muskoka cottagers, then retreats much faster than anything of this world possibly could5/12/10
8/13/78 19:30Santa ClaritaCAUSADisk45 secondsClose up encounter.3/4/16
8/13/78 11:00Arizona (NE part)/New Mexico??AZUSAFormation@5 minFlying @ 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 02:00Des MoinesIAUSATriangle30 secondsBoomerang shape many light made no sound.2/4/13
8/11/78 22:00AuburnCAUSAUnknown15 minutesThe object hovered and dissapeared then came back several times.6/18/04
8/10/78 22:20SpokaneWAUSADisk1 or 2 minutesWhile 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-ol12/9/03
8/10/78 22:00San DiegoCAUSAOval15minI 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 20:00Aokville (Canada)ONCanadaOther30 minitues+red hypnotic light in the sky at night.2/12/04
8/7/78 22:00PecosNMUSADisk8 secondsCarrier craft picks up scout ship9/24/03
8/6/78 22:00Black HillsAZUSALightOver an hourHBCCUFO CANADIAN REPORT: Three blue lights come together and shoot up.3/23/04
8/5/78 22:00Lethbridge Park (Australia)AustraliaCircle30large circle with two smaller circles3/21/03
8/5/78 14:00KetchikanAKUSARectangle3 minutesAircraft carrier shaped UFO4/14/09
8/3/78 22:00ColdwaterMIUSACylinder10 mINUTESObservers 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 in2/16/00
8/2/78 23:00ShelleyIDUSALight10 secondsStationary 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 22:00Clarksville (rural area)TNUSACircle4 hoursA sighting of a craft and alien abduction experience9/19/02
8/1/78 22:00ReadingPAUSAFormation5 minutesI was 16 and standing outside looking to mountain with road on top called Skyline Drive. It was night and my boyfriend and I were look5/3/00
8/1/78 21:00YakimaWAUSALight5 min. approxHovering, Darting Lights Over Tampico, Washington State7/4/12
8/1/78 20:30Dundee (5 miles east of)FLUSASphere20-30 secondsMy 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 20:00GarlandTXUSADiskone minute1978 Red Saucer Garland texas7/4/12
8/1/78 19:30Clifton ParkNYUSAOval1 minuteOval shaped object hovered in sky and then flew off in a diagonal direction EXTREMLY fast and disappeared4/27/07
8/1/78 05:30PhelanCAUSAOval10 minutes3 bright ovals rise up slowly, stop, move one at a time at incredible speed across horizon, then stop again4/16/05
8/1/78 01:00OakvilleCanadaLight5 hoursUnusual light hovering over the Lake with no corresponding aircraft seen6/22/22
8/1/78 01:00Harrison Lake (Canada)BCCanadaCircle10 - 15 secondsLight 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
8/1/78 00:00PhoenixAZUSAFlashSeconds((NUFORC Note: Source of report provides no information. PD))3/2/21
8/1/78 00:00PhoenixAZUSAFlashSecondsIn Aug. 1978 I awoke around midnight standing in front of my open window in by bedroom. There was a bright flash and I saw a creature.12/1/19