Project U.F.O. (1978–1979)
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Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident 

Major Gatlin and S Sgt. Fitz travel to Wisconsin to see a man who says he shot arrows at an alien robot.


Dennis Donnelly


Harold Jack Bloom (created by), Stephen Downing (as Michael Donovan)


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Episode cast overview:
William Jordan William Jordan ... Major Jake Gatlin
Caskey Swaim Caskey Swaim ... Staff Sergeant Harry Fitz
Craig Stevens ... Colonel Delaney
Anthony Geary ... Darryl Biggs
Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Paulson (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Shane Sinutko ... Timmy Delaney
Aldine King Aldine King ... Libby
Howard Culver ... Dr. Bensinger
Adam Gunn Adam Gunn ... Damon Brown
Winter Horton Winter Horton ... Paul Radcliffe
Tony Becker ... Andrews


Major Gatlin and S Sgt. Fitz travel to Wisconsin to see a man who says he shot arrows at an alien robot.

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The same version of Robby the Robot (modified with a cycloptic domed head) also appeared in the Space Academy: My Favorite Marcia (1977), which aired November 26, 1977 . See more »

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The case of the robot & man in a tree is supposed to be Donald Shrum of the Cisco Grove Incident...
13 November 2017 | by user-322-326156See all my reviews

On September 4, 1964, 28 year old Donald Shrum and his friends were bow and arrow hunting at Cisco Grove, Placer County, California.

During the afternoon of hunting, Shrum had become separated from the rest of the group, and with nightfall fast approaching, he decided to sleep the night away in a tree for safety. His attention was soon drawn, however, to the sight of a white light which zig-zagged through the trees at low altitude.

At first, he thought it was a helicopter, so Shrum jumped down from the safety of the tree, and began lighting flares to attract attention to himself. He thought that his friends had launched a rescue party to locate their missing companion. Finally the white light turned in his direction, coming to a stop some fifty yards from the tree.

He soon discovered that the object was not a helicopter at all, but a strange-looking object, different from anything he had seen before. Now frightened, he climbed back up into the safety of the tree.

After a short period of time, he was shocked to see three beings approaching the tree. Two of them seemed to be a humanoid-type of being, while the third was more robot-like. Shock became utter panic now, as the three began to shake the tree in an attempt to dislodge him. He vividly recalls a white vapor being shot from the robot's mouth; which rendered him unconscious.

When he came to, he was nauseous, but began throwing lighted matches toward the beings, which caused them to back away from the tree momentarily.

Soon the assault continued. Finally, Shrum managed to load and shoot an arrow at the invaders, hitting the robot. The direct hit caused a spark to fly, indicating that the arrow had hit a metallic surface. He managed to shoot two more arrows at the beings, each time causing to the group to scatter.

Soon, a second robot joined the group, and again Shrum was rendered unconscious by the strange, white vapor coming from the entity's mouth.

When he awoke again, the two humanoid beings were now climbing the tree! He managed to thwart the attack by throwing different objects at them, and shaking the tree.

This scenario continued off and on for most of the night.

As dawn approached, more beings arrived, and this time a large volume of smoke caused him to black out completely.

When he awoke, he was barely hanging from the tree by his belt. The aliens were finally gone. Shrum was soon rescued, and reunited with the other hunters. Corroborating at least part of his story, one of the other men who had also become lost, had seen the UFO. What exactly were these humanoid-like creatures that Shrum encountered that fearful night in California?

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7 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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