High velocity clouds (HVC) of neutral hydrogen in or around our galaxy and the observations of intergalactic HI in the Local group: Magellanic stream (Mathewson et al., 1974, Astrophys. J. 190, p. 291), M 31 (Davies, R.D., 1975, Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc., 170, p. 45P), and in the Sculptor group of galaxies (Mathewson et al., 1975, Astrophys. J. 195, p. L97) motivated us to search for HVC-phenomena in a number of nearby late-type galaxies with the 100 m Effelsberg radio telescope which has a half power beam width of 8.5′ at the wavelength of 21 cm.