Folks, I'm going to split these next 15 cases up into three smaller postings in the hopes of back preservation. This first third of them [#s 76-80] contain a couple of strong cases. We are also mainly in the era of "ordinary" CE2p's rather than high strangeness incidents. But those are soon to come.
Before mentioning the two stronger cases, I'd like to give a nod to one which is probably rock-solid as well: Bengough Saskatchewan. In fact, my knee-jerk rating of it as a "3" is probably way short---but I have no original file. Still NICAP was happy with the case. A farm lady watch as a domed disk went meandering through her farm in what could only be described as an exploratory excursion. You can see the "flight plan" to the left. She noticed effects on both her dogs and her cows. For her own person, she felt a tingling like a mild electric shock. Not the most spectacular of CE2p effects, but a pretty good case.
A drawing of the craft will appear sooner-or-later also on the left side, but I'll go on to another incident now.
The second case I'll mention is the Beallsville Ohio case. This experience elicited a lot of interest, including by James McDonald. Many people interviewed the young man burned by the UFO and his story remained firm and consistent.
The case involved a red object which emitted a flash which ignited the boy's jacket and knocked him down. Simultaneously, there were effects on the television set inside and on the dog outside. More than one witness at greater distances saw the red object. The young man felt his arm tingling [it was later found to have sustained burns] and had a short-term memory loss. Of particular fascination to me was his statement that the UFO did not fly away, but vanished in its place by fading away. As some of you know, these incidents are rare but there are a few good ones.
McDonald was also fascinated, but in his case it was his desire to hunt down cases wherein something took place which absolutely anchored UFOs to physical objects, behaving [somewhat] like they "belonged" right here in our physical universe. As a physical scientist, that made him a lot more comfortable and fed his hypothesis that these things were ET. Here's a quote from McDonald to the local sheriff:
"This incident, which involved minor burn injuries to young Gregory Wells, is one of a relatively rare category of UFO cases, in which physical injury has been substantiated. I am doing an intensive study of the UFO problem and have recently interviewed a number of other witnesses in burn cases. None is quite comparable with that reported by the Wells family and others in Beallsville".
So, Big Mac liked it.
The final case for comment in this set is the "Second Templeton Twin" as I call it. Templeton MA 1966 and Templeton MA 1968 are too freakily alike to separate them in my mind. They involved two different residents of rural Templeton who did not know one another, but apparently experienced nearly the same thing. Both cases begin at 3 to 4am by being awakened by a brilliantly illuminated bedroom. In both cases the light is pulsing and in the background there is a "pinging" sound. In the 1968 case, this pulsation and pinging seems synchronized to the speeding up and slowing down of a fan which was operating in the room. Also in both cases, the period of the light pulsation created paralysis. The witness in the 1966 case went unconscious. The woman in the 1968 case lay there conscious but numb and aching.
The first witness woke up three hours later and had vague UFO-related dreams, which bothered him enough that he studied up on UFOs furiously and joined Massachusetts NICAP as a field investigator. He looked into several cases, none like his own. Then he got a home-town assignment and was blown away to find the witness repeating his own experience or nearly so. [It is, in fact, the differences in his report of her case that convince me that he did an honest job].
In her case she lay paralyzed while the light pulsed on and off 7 or 8 times. She specifically noted that even her face was locked rigid. When light went off for last time, she began to recover slowly [this was one hour into the experience]. Despite it being painful and awkward, she scribbled down notes as best she could at 5:10am. Bet you'd like to see them wouldn't you?? Well, with luck, they're right here at the bottom of this page. [My pleasure, by the way]. The next day she ached all over and had headaches, but was full of energy and hyperactivity. This only subsided gradually over the following three days, making four days of sequelae in all. I believe her testimony to be "world-class", and combined with his own earlier "twin", and the still extant "5:10am diary notes", this case is at least a "five" for me. Well, I've been wrong before, but this thing has a "take-it-to-the-bank" feeling for me.