Some of this group are not too bad. This is thanks to the fact that some UFO investigation, or at least personal interviewing was still going on. Bankston Lake and Dick Haines' Russian air case are fine ones. The Nordic UFO newsletter provides another.
Let's begin with an example of an internet case: Grayling MI. Here four persons were traveling in their car when they saw something hovering in the air off near the woods. The driver pulled off and everybody watched it. Some conversation started but everyone seemed in a "haze". Then, they just drove off as if it was no big deal. No one could remember exactly what the thing looked like. What do we make of that? Probably nothing at all, since it was just an anonymously reported claim.
The Resada CA case isn't a lot better. Though it appeared in IUR, it was placed there as a small space-filler with little detail, and I never happened to bump into any larger file while exploring at CUFOS. Here a "round' dark object with a white fluorescent aura was seen hovering over a powerline and apparently vibrating as it did so. It then shed orange bands of light. The ultimate witness was awakened with a pounding sinus headache, and the noise of animals howling and barking all around the neighborhood. The object made a trailing mist and flew away. Again, little can be said here, but I gave this one a "3" due to the necessity of it impressing Hynek and/or Clark or Rodeghier enough to put in the journal. There must be a report somewhere in the files.
Dick Haines' Siberian air case is very good. I am usually highly skeptical of anything from Russia, having seen the most incredible bunk from there, and having read the history of back-stabbing and smearing that many "schools" over there engaged in, but this case is an exception. Here Russian UFOlogy is out of it, and Dick Haines is in his best element of researching "in air" pilot cases.
In the case the pilot [a respected one] spotted a large dark metallic gray cigar, but could get no radar confirmation. He pursued it with his jet. He said that it felt like there was a "presence" to the thing [perhaps a psychic feeling, but perhaps just an understandable subjective excitement]. More objective was the fact that his face began to get quite hot. After his unsuccessful chase, he returned to base and was examined for a damaged layer of skin on his face. His doctors said "a mild cooking" like a microwave. They specifically said "no, not sunburn", but one wonders whether this syndrome isn't something that people would naturally refer to as like sunburn. I place this case in the "sunburn" category with the common knowledge that the designation is only a nickname which no one takes literally.
Tydal Valley Norway is another unusual thing brought to us by the Nordic UFO Newsletter. Two persons were walking in the evening when they saw a brilliant blue-white flattened disk. The thing then changed to a red color, then back to blue-white, then "blended". The light was difficult to look at but fascinating. It shot away at great speed, then returned. It hovered and slowly descended towards a swamp. [go for it, Allen Hynek!!]. The married couple were stunned and silent. Then the thing changed its orientation to a vertical position, rose, and flew directly over their heads. As the thing passed over, their eyes watered, they felt soreness, and they lost their hearing. This loss of hearing took about an hour to be restored. A rather terrific case but only a four due to anonymity. [the witness letter is extremely intelligent, well-crafted, and modest, however].
Bankston Lake MI is one of the last "good ones" and is strangely almost right in my backdoor near Kalamazoo. Here two guys are fishing on the lake. A huge craft, looking like a high-tech USAF "lifting body" aircraft [see John Long's drawing above], but much larger, began to fly over the lake low and slow. The witnesses estimated the thing as football-field length. It had a white light at the front and three red lights running along its sides. The surroundings seemed to get oddly quiet. The front light flashed. Long's blood pressure immediately soared and his eyes watered. The other man's eyes were irritated moreso, having both swelling and discoloration. The effects lasted about two days. I, by the way, don't necessarily view this as a "triangle" case, as it is, for me, much more technologically detailed and shaped like a jumped-up version of old WW2 visionary designs. The famous "black triangles" seem simpler and more sharply shaped than this. [ plus, this flew blunt end first]. But, suit yourself.