From: UFO UpDates - Toronto
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:14:35 -0500
Animal Reactions To UFOs? A Summary Of The Evidence By Joan Woodward
Summarized from the original paper, Animal Reactions to UFOs: A Preliminary Investigation from the Animals' Perspective, MUFON Special Publication, July 2005, 60 pp, and also published as a submitted paper in the 36th Annual International UFO Symposium, (2005) pp. 229-278.
One of the many features of the NICAP site is Categorical Research of UFO Sightings. These include 11 categories, such as Close Encounters, E-M Cases, Radar Cases, and, of interest here, Animal Effects Cases (Category 4).
This summary presents trends and ideas suggested by 104 of the cases currently in Category 4. More sightings with animal reactions (ARs) are needed, and hopefully this summary will serve to invite and encourage other investigators to offer data or references that might be added to Category 4, thus clarifying and further exploring the data presented here. Sightings with reactions from a variety of animals are obviously of interest, but also of great interest are (1) sightings where animals are present but do not react and (2) sightings determined to be IFOs where animals are present and either react or do not react.
The study included only ARs that occurred simultaneously with UFO sighting events and only sighting reports that have some detail about the AR. It did not include either abduction or creature reports. The sightings were examined in detail in an effort to attain information about the following: How did the animals react? Do any consistencies emerge when animals react (or did not react)? How did reactions differ between different types of animals with different perceptual abilities and different behaviors? Do ARs suggest anything about the object to which they were reacting? Do ARs tell us anything about the overall sighting? Results are summarized as follows.
[More in .doc file... thanks to 'The Norm for the lead for the lead]
Also see complete list on animal-related cases at NICAP