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Re: Sensitivity Of Dogs

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 20:10:23 -0000
Archived: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:01:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Sensitivity Of Dogs

>From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 08:09:14 -0500
>Subject: Re: Sensitivity Of Dogs

>Did you miss my post about the detailed study of animal reaction
>cases by Joan Woodward for MUFON? See the MUFON web site. It
covers every kind of animal for which case material is available.

Thanks Richard,

Just downloaded that as WORD .doc from:


Interestingly Joan Woodward _has_ picked up on "overload" of
dogs' senses during some CEs.

"Howling is a social response, a form of communication, usually
done by a relaxed dog with its head raised. Normally howling is
done to elicit a response or to respond to another animal, or to
a sound (like sirens) that triggers howling. Howling is not due
to the dog's ears being hurt. Sound was reported in 8 of 11
sightings were dogs were reported to howl. This might be expected
and makes sense. But some of these events involve dogs that are
very fearful and howling, and this is not an expected or normal
combination of behaviors (see 2/24/59 CA, 3/15/65 FL, and 2/22/90
IN on NICAP.org Category 4). Fear vocalizations are normally
yelping, screaming, or moaning. This makes one speculate that the
stimulus causing the howling is overwhelming."

Which brought to mind a recently read case where the witness's
dog 'went crazy' and was circling and biting its own tail -
which seems to be a pretty strong symptom of overload or of
'overwhelming' stress.

BTW - Joan Woodward gives a few clear, sensible suggestions for
questions to witnesses regarding animal reactions - aimed at
providing meaningful information which could be of use in later


Ray D

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