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NUFORC DATABASE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2018

We have updated our reports, as of this date, and will have more detailed commentary shortly.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 91 new reports, received since the afternoon of Friday, July 13th.

As visitors to our site read through the reports, we encourage them to be on the lookout for flawed, or prank, reports.

NOTIFICATION:  Given that our webmaster will be traveling until August 8th, this will be our last posting to our website, until after that date.  We will resume our normal weekly updates, following his return from his travels. 

A few of the reports that drew our attention are the following:

·         Portland, Maine, Friday evening, July 13, 2018, @ 10:30 p.m. (Eastern)—Several adults witness two small white lights moving across the sky at very high (angular) velocity, which attracted their attention.  At the witnesses are observing the two lights, the lights suddenly turn left and right, respectively, swapping positions, and then they continue along their original flight patch across the night sky.  Witness Report

·         Seattle, Washington, Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, @ 7:00 p.m. (Pacific)—A wife and husband witness a tiny object in the sky to the south of the Seattle ferry docks, which appears to the witnesses to be hovering motionless, and in the direction of Boeing Field and Sea-Tac Airport.  The object, on two separate occasions, appeared to extend something from its side, and then retract the same object.  Over the course of subsequent minutes, the object appeared possibly to ascend, and then drifted from the witnesses’ view.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make his normal, weekly appearance on Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the two reports above, plus other reports, as well.

Peter is also scheduled to appear as a guest on Night Dreams Talk Radio, hosted by Mr. Michael W. Hall, who bills himself as the “Paranormal Attorney,” on Sunday night, July 22nd, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the cases discussed above, as well as other recent sighting reports. 

Posted Thursday afternoon, July 19, 2018. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

Our website is being updated, as of this date, with the posting of 128 new reports, received since the afternoon of Thursday, July 5th, 2018.  We encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert for errors and prank reports, as they read through the posted material.

We highlight below a few of the reports that we have found to be of particular interest:

·         Pendleton, Oregon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, @ 10:45 a.m. (Pacific)—A male photojournalist witnesses, and photographs, two similar-looking, light-colored, possibly translucent objects in the daytime sky.  The witness reported that the objects seemed to “merge,” at one point during the sighting.  Seen later in the day by other witnesses, and registered on security cameras.  ((NUFORC Note:  We have not been able to rule out that the objects may have been high-altitude, helium-filled balloons, carrying a scientific package beneath the balloon.  PD)) Witness Report

·         Culver/Redmond, Oregon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, @ 7:00 p.m. (Pacific)—Six witnesses observe a small, round, possibly translucent object hover in the early evening sky.  At one time, it was directly overhead from their vantage point.  ((NUFORC Note:  We will attempt to establish whether the object might have been a high-altitude helium-filled balloon, carrying a scientific instruments, as described above in the Pendleton sighting report.  PD)) Witness Report

·         Owasso, Oklahoma, Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, @ 11:55 p.m. (Central)—An adult male, apparently a skilled sky-watcher, describes witnessing a peculiar-looking craft that exhibited apparently non-standard aircraft lights on it.  A few seconds later, the witness observed a second, similar-looking craft a short distance behind the first.  Within a few more seconds, the first object just disappeared from sight, followed immediately by the second, which also just faded from sight. Witness Report

·         Mulino, Oregon, Friday morning, July 13, 2018, @ 00:30 a.m. (Pacific)—A husband and wife witness two peculiar craft, which exhibited very unusual, multi-colored lights, move toward them from the south and pass overhead, traveling to the north.  The objects appeared to have at least one row of lights that ran along the ventral surface of both craft.  Shortly after the first two had passed over, the two witnesses became aware of a second pair of similar looking objects, hovering motionless nearby.  The witnesses attempted to video the craft, but assert that their cameras were inoperable during the time that the two craft were moving overhead. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on two radio programs over the next two days.  The first appearance will be his normally scheduled, weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, which is scheduled to take place at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018.  Peter will discuss recent sighting reports.

The second appearance will be on Night Dreams Talk Radio, hosted by Mr. Michael W. Hall, the “Paranormal Attorney,” which is accessible via the internet.  Peter is scheduled to appear at approximately 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), on Sunday night, July 15, 2018, and will talk about recent reports, and other matters of interest, related to the UFO phenomenon.

Posted Friday afternoon, July 13, 2018. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON JUNE 30 AND JULY 5TH, 2018

The NUFORC database of sighting reports was updated both on June 30th, and again, as of this date.  We posted 47 new reports last week, and have posted 107 new reports today, July 5th.

We always caution visitors to our site to be on the alert for flaws in the reports, and for overtly pranked reports, particularly among those reports that were submitted by sources who elect to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information.  Common sense, and a healthy measure of skepticism, are always useful characteristics for anyone reading reports of alleged UFO sightings. 

Here are a few interesting reports that captured our attention, over the past week:

·         (South Long Lake), Minnesota, October 15th, 1932, @ 11:00 p.m.—A husband and wife, while standing near their lakeside cabin, witness a very bright light move rapidly overhead, stop near the center of the lake, and hover for approximately five minutes.  The object then suddenly accelerated and quickly disappeared into the clear night sky.  Witness Report

·         Goodwin, South Dakota, May 4th, 1963, @ 10:00 p.m. (CDT)—As a family drives to the north on Highway 312 in eastern South Dakota, they witness a very bright light fly overhead, and land on the highway ahead of their car.  Their recollection is that family members were taken from the car by very bizarre-looking creatures.  Date and time of event are approximate.  Witness Report

·         Hazel, South Dakota, May 01st, 1963, @ 9:00 p.m. (CDT)—Several members of a family witness an intensely bright flash that “turned everything to daylight.”  The report appears possibly to corroborate the sighting above from Goodwin, South Dakota.  Date and time of the dramatic event are approximate. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, July 5th, 2018.  Peter will talk about the sightings addressed above, as well as about other reports and issues. 

Posted Thursday evening, July 5th, 2018. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2018

The NUFORC homepage has been updated, as of this date, with the posting of 65 new UFO sighting reports, received since Friday afternoon, June 15th, together with 61 recently revised reports. 

We always caution visitors to our website to be on the outlook for flawed, or prank, reports, particularly among those reports that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information.

Some of the reports that caught our attention this week are the following:

·         Siletz (rural), Oregon, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, @ 7:30 p.m. (PDT)—Four witnesses report having seen a gray, bi-pedal, creature in a remote forest setting on the outskirts of Siletz, Oregon.  The principal witness was a 12-year old girl, who reports having witnessed the gray creature on three separate occasions.  Witness Report

·         Hudson, New York, Friday, June 08, 2018, @ 9:15 p.m. (EDT)—Two witnesses observe what they estimated were not fewer than 80 small orange-colored objects drift across the night sky.  The display was visible for what the witnesses estimated to have been at least 90 minutes. Witness Report

·         Brighton, Colorado, Monday, June 18, 2018, @ 9:45 p.m. (MDT)—An witness who describes himself as an experienced pilot and aircraft mechanic, reports having witnessed a peculiar white light, backdropped by dark storm clouds.  The light appeared to the witness to wobble slightly, and after approximately 2-3 minutes of having observed the light, the witness was unable to ascribe it to any type of phenomenon he is familiar with.  He was certain that the light could not have been part of the lighting system of either a fixed-wing, or rotor-wing, aircraft.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his traditional weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, June 21st, 2018.  Peter will discuss the three reports highlighted above, plus other issues.

Also, Peter is scheduled to appear on Night Dreams Talk Radio, hosted by Michael W. Hall, billed as the “Paranormal Attorney.”  Peter will follow an appearance by Maurene Morgan, State Director for Washington State Chapter of MUFON, who will be on the Michael’s guest from 7:00-7:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Sunday, June 24th, 2018.  Peter will talk about some recent sighting reports, and on other topics, as well.

Posted Thursday evening, June 21st, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

The NUFORC website has been updated, as of this date, with the posting of 63 new sighting reports, which have been received by our Center since the afternoon of Thursday, June 7th of last week.  We caution visitors to our site to be on the alert for errors, and for hoaxed reports, as they read the newly posted material.

Several of the reports have captured our attention, and we summarize them below:

·         Georgetown, Texas, Friday, June 15, 2018, @ 5:05 a.m. (Central)—A husband and wife were out walking, when their attention was suddenly drawn to a bright light, located in the northeastern sky, that appeared to be approaching the witnesses’ location.  As they watched the light, they suddenly became aware that it was being followed by four smaller lights.  As the first cluster passed overhead, the witnesses observed a second formation of lights, which were oriented relative to one another in a formation different from that of the first group.  The witnesses estimate that they witnessed 50-100 individual lights in the formations that passed overhead, and the event lasted an estimated 25 minutes.  The husband is a former U. S. Air Force fighter pilot instructor.  Witness Report

·         Medford, OR, Friday, June 15, 2018, @ 08:18 a.m. (Pacific)—On his way to work, an adult male was driving south on Highway 62 in north Medford, when his attention was suddenly drawn to a very bright object in the southern sky, which appeared to be metallic and oval.  The object was partially obscured by clouds, and was moving to the east, i.e. from his right to left.  The object suddenly just disappeared from the witness’s sight. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, June 15, 2018.  Peter will discuss the two sighting reports shown above, plus several other reports and topics. 

Posted Friday afternoon, June 15, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON JUNE 1ST AND JUNE 7TH, 2018

Although we were not able to update our homepage on June 1st, of last week, we were, nevertheless, able to update the database of sighting reports, on that date.  In addition, we have updated both the homepage and the database as of today’s date, with the posting of approximately 52 new reports, submitted to our Center via our Online Report Form, since the afternoon of June 1st, 2018. 

However, we have updated, this week, under conditions of time pressure, and were not able to devote as much time to the proof-reading of new reports as we traditionally like to do.  Hence, we encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert for errors, and even hoaxed reports, as they read through those reports.

One of the reports that caught our attention we share below:

·         Lubbock, Texas, on Sunday, June 03rd, 2018, @ 00:25 a.m. (CDT)—A young high school student, who describes himself as an amateur astronomer, observed a peculiar, triangular-shaped, craft, with rapidly strobing lights, pass across the night sky, traveling from east to west.  He managed to get a very good look at the object through his spotting scope.   Witness Report   Sketch Supplied by Witness

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Thursday night, June 07th, 2018.  Peter will discuss several of the new reports, as well as other subjects.

Posted Thursday afternoon, June 07th, 2018


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, 2018

Our website has been updated as of this date, with the posting to our database of approximately 115 recently submitted sighting reports, received since Thursday, May 24th, 2018. 

We have made every attempt to carefully proof-read all of the posted reports, but recognize that there is always the possibility that we have overlooked errors, and reports that are inaccurate, or intentionally misleading.  Consequently, we urge visitors to our site to be on the constant lookout for oversights in our proof-reading process.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter is scheduled for two radio appearances, over the next two days. 

The first appearance will be on the late night radio talk show, Midnight in the Desert, hosted by Ms. Heather Wade, which is broadcast from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Pacific) on major AM stations.  Peter is scheduled to appear on the program, beginning at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific), tonight, Thursday, May 31, 2018, and will speak about recent interesting UFO sighting reports, as well as on on the subject of ufology, in general, and on other related topics.    

Peter also is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, June 1st, 2018, beginning at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss several recently submitted cases. 

We expect to update the site again on June 1st, and hope to be able to include some interesting photos.

Posted on Thursday afternoon, May 31st, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED MAY 18, 2018

Our website has been updated as of this date, with the posting of 39 new reports, submitted since the afternoon of Friday, May 10th, 2018, via our Online Report Form.  In addition, we have re-posted 21 older reports that have been amended or corrected, for one reason or another. 

We have proofread all the reports to the best of our ability, but there is always the possibility that we may have missed a few items in the course of our scanning process.  Hence, we always encourage visitors to our website to maintain a constant vigil for errors in the reports, and to be on the lookout for either overt, or even subtle, hoaxes, which may have escaped our attention.

McMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL

Peter Davenport will be away from our Center’s headquarters for the next several day, in order to attend the 19th Annual McMenamins UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, during May 17-20, 2018.  It’s not too late to obtain weekend passes, and tickets to individual speakers’ presentations are almost always available.  Details about the conference can be found at www.ufofest.com.  It’s one of “friendliest” UFO conferences on the circuit, and its list of speakers is always “top flight.”  This years schedule of presenters is no exception.   

UFO HOTLINE AND PRANK CALLS

Our Hotline continues to be inundated with prank calls from young callers who appear to have little consideration for the welfare of others.  Given the uniformity of the seemingly scripted lines these rude callers use when they call, we presume that they are being guided and directed by the contents of a foolish video posted on YouTube, urging them to call various telephone number and make themselves as obnoxious as they possibly can.  We request that callers use our Hotline if, and only if, they sincerely believe they have been witness to an apparently genuine UFO.  Also, we urge parents and grandparents to supervise their children’s use of cell phones and the internet.  Thank you!!

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 10TH, 2018

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 66 sighting reports, received by our Center since the afternoon of Friday, May 04th, 2018. 

Although we have screened the reports as carefully as we are able to do, there is always the possibility that we may have overlooked a flawed report.  As a result, since flawed, and even hoaxed, reports are always a possibility, we encourage visitors to our site to be on the lookout for defective, or misleading, reports. 

MADAR REPORTS

Over the past several weeks, our Center has begun a co-operative arrangement with Mr. Francis Ridge, long-time UFO researcher, Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (“NICAP”), and inventor of a UFO detection system, called “MADAR.”  The term, “MADAR,” is an acronym for “Multiple Anomaly Detection and Automated Recording.”  A MADAR unit is designed to detect magnetic anomalies that appear to be associated with the presence of UFOs.

The purpose in posting the periodic detection events, recorded by approximately 25-30 MADAR units currently in operation around the world, is to address whether eyewitness sightings of suspected UFOs might be able to be corroborated by magnetic anomalies recorded by one, or more, MADAR unit(s). 

More information about MADAR, and how it works, can be found at the MADAR website. MADAR units can be purchased by contacting Mr. Ridge, whose contact information is available on the website shown above.

A few of the recently posted NUFORC reports that caught our attention are the following:

·         Gainesville, Florida, Friday, November 24th, 2017, @ 8:14 p.m. (Eastern)—A grandmother, and her younger adult neighbor, witness a cluster of six red objects in the western sky.  The objects all suddenly extinguish at the same moment.  Witness Report   Photo at upper right.

·         Burbank, California, Saturday, May 05th, 2018, @ 7:32 p.m. (Pacific)—An adult male reports having witnessed a peculiar eight-sided, diamond-shaped, object pass overhead, and continue on a seemingly straight line, in the direction of the Burbank (California) International Airport, flying perpendicular to the flight paths of aircraft landing at, and taking off from, that airport.  The witness was able to capture two photos of the object.  Zoomed in view at right - arrow indicates object.  Witness Report

·         Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, May 08th, 2018, @ 5:45 p.m. (Local)—An adult male reports briefly having witnessed a cigar-shaped object, which appeared to have no wings or empennage, and which appeared to him to be hovering motionless in the sky.  He briefly lost sight of the object for a few seconds behind a nearby house, during which time the object just disappeared. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is tentatively scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, May 10th, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss a number of recent sighting reports.

Posted Thursday afternoon, May 10, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 04, 2018

The NUFORC website has been updated as of Friday, May 04th, 2018, with the posting of approximately 96 new reports, received since Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018.  Please be discriminating as you read the reports, and be on the lookout for hoaxed reports, particularly among those reports that have been submitted by parties who elect to remain anonymous, and who fail to provide contact information.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, tonight, Friday, May 04th, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the recent reports, as well as other subjects.

McMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL

Peter Davenport will be in attendance at the 19th annual McMenamins UFO Festival, held in McMinnville, Oregon, over the weekend of May 17-20th, 2018.  Details can be found at the Festival website, www.ufofest.com. 

We will update the website again, we hope, within the next several days, to include several graphics and photos, related to the new reports that we have posted today.   

Posted on Friday afternoon, May 4th, 2018. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

We have completed a partial update of the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of this statement to our homepage, and with the posting of 157 new reports, received since the afternoon of Friday, April 13, 2018, to our database of sighting reports.  

We attempted to update the website last week, as well, to include graphics associated with some of last week’s reports, but a schedule conflict prevented our webmaster from being able to get to that task.  We hope to be back to our normal schedule of weekly updates, sometime during the upcoming weekend, or early next week.  We are grateful to the regular visitors to our website for their patience regarding this minor interruption in our service.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC is scheduled to make his regular weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

McMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL

Peter Davenport will be in attendance at the 19th Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, hosted by McMenamins, Inc., during the weekend of May 17-19, 2018.  Details are available at:  http://ufofest.com/schedule/  It is a wonderful…and friendly…UFO gathering, and we encourage everyone to consider joining us there next month! 

Posted Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON APRIL 13th, 2018 

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 62 new reports, submitted to our Center since the afternoon of Thursday, April 5th. 

·         We highlight below, of the reports, which for one reason or another, have attracted our attention: -Plano, Illinois, March 17, 2010, @11:32 a.m. (Central)—An adult male reports that as he was backing his vehicle out of his driveway, his attention was suddenly drawn to a very strange-looking, disc-shaped object, hovering motionless, to his left side of his car.  Within a few seconds, the witness realized that the object was something he was unable to identify, so he got out of his vehicle, in order to get a better look at it.  As he stood and watched the object, it began to approach his location, and it passed overhead, providing him with a very good view of the object’s ventral surface.  The witness had the impression that the object was in the process of “cloaking” its appearance. Witness Report

·         Cle Elum, Washington State, Wednesday, April 04th, 2018, @ 01:13 a.m. (Pacific)—A woman awakens in her bedroom and sees a seemingly mechanical, “spider-like” object moving across the ceiling of her bedroom.   Witness Report

·         Ft. Collins, Colorado, Sunday, April 08th, 2018, @ 01:30 a.m. (Mountain)—A young man asserts that while walking home through his neighborhood, he becomes aware of a bright white “star” in the night sky.  In very short order, the witness reports, the object descended to ground level, and its color changed from bright white, to red.  The object then ascended rapidly back up into the night sky.  The witness estimates that when the object was at its closest to his location, it appeared to him to be approximately the size of a basketball.  The next morning, a reddened area, or “scoop mark,” was evident on his right hand.  The origin of the wound was a mystery to the witness.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, tonight, April 13, 2018, at approximately 10:15 hrs. (Pacific). 

Posted Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 05TH, 2018

Our website was updated as of this date, with the posting to our database of sighting reports 58 new cases, submitted since Thursday, March 29th, 2018. 

We always caution visitors to our site to be on the alert for flawed, or even bogus, reports, particularly among those which have been submitted by anonymous sources.  We attempt to label all the posted reports from individuals who elect to remain anonymous.  However, some of the other reports may contain misleading information, too, and we may not have been able to identify all potentially bogus reports.

HIGHTLIGHTED CASES

A few of the new reports captured our attention, and we summarize them below:

·         West Paris, Maine, Monday, April 2nd, 2018, @ 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male was viewing deer in a nearby field, when he noticed a spherical object, estimated by the witness to have been approximately 16 inches in diameter, pass by him at high speed.  He witnessed the object for only seconds.  The witness seemed to us to be sincere and sober-minded.  Witness Report

·         Indian Ocean (500 miles from nearest land), Tuesday, April 03rd, 2018, @ 2:20 p.m. (local)—A merchant marine deckhand, standing watch, witnessed an odd object at approximately 15-20 degrees above the horizontal plane, in a cloudless blue sky.  The object appeared to have red and white blinking lights along its sides, and it suddenly disappeared from sight, and then re-appeared a second time.  The witness is an experienced mariner, and has stood watch on many occasions.  Witness Report

·         Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday, April 04th, 2018, @ 7:08 a.m. (Mountain)—A young man, while driving to work, witnessed a rust colored, disc-shaped craft in the morning sky to the northwest of his location.  He estimates that the object may have been approximately 4 miles from his location, and he witnessed it for approximately 90 seconds.  Witness is former U. S. military, and seemed to us to be highly reliable.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, April 05th, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the three reports cited above, as well as a few other cases.

Posted Thursday afternoon, April 05th, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON MARCH 29TH, 2018

The NUFORC website has been updated as of this date, with the posting of 70 sighting reports that have been either received, or revised, since our last update on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Many of the posted reports have been submitted by sources who elect to remain totally anonymous, and/or who have provided no contact information with their reports.  Consequently, we always caution visitors to our website to be on the constant alert for potentially falsified reports.  We have attempted to label those reports that are from anonymous sources, as well as hose reports that, because of content, appear to our staff to address objects that probably are something other than authentic UFOs.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly report on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, March 29th.  Peter will discuss several of the cases that have been submitted to NUFORC, over the past several weeks.

We probably will post again within the next several days, and will attempt to include video clips and illustrations that have been submitted by witnesses. 

Posted on Thursday afternoon, March 29th, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON MARCH 23rd, 2018

We have updated our website as of this date, March 23rd, 2018, with the posting of 113 new reports, received since the afternoon of March 08th, 2018, the date of our last posting. 

Many of the new reports have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and who have provided no contact information, so we encourage visitors to our website to be discriminating in what they accept as accurate and reliable.

A few of the reports that we believe to be of exception interest are the following:

·         North Bend, Washington, Sunday, March 11, 2018, @ 04:15 a.m. (Pacific)—An adult male and an adult passenger, who were driving eastbound on Interstate 90 toward North Bend, witnessed two, seemingly rectangular, very bright lights appear their vehicle in the passing lane.  Before the driver could move to a lane to a lane to the right, the lights suddenly seemed to simply disappear.  The highway was devoid of all other traffic.  Witness Report

·         Arizona (above; while in-flight), Monday, March 12, 2018, @ 4:05 p.m. (Mountain)—A husband and wife witness a strange looking object next to their aircraft, somewhere above Arizona.  The object appeared dark in color, and it appeared to the husband to be capable of changing its shape.  It appeared to move in “…an undulating fashion,…the way a snake slithers.”  The witnesses estimated that the object may have been within 100 feet of their aircraft.  After the plane had landed, two other passengers stated that they had seen the object, as well.  Witness Report

·         Nooksack, Washington, Monday, March 19, 2018, @ 3:30 p.m. (Pacific)—A young mother, and three of her children, witness three very highly reflective, metallic looking, objects, brightly illuminated, and highly contrasted against dark clouds.  The sighting lasted for approximately one minute.  Witness Report

·         Steubenville, Ohio, Monday, March 19, 2018, @ 8:37 p.m. (Eastern)—A mother and her two sons, while driving home from a shopping trip, witness a very large, dark, triangular-shaped craft with an intensely bright white light, in addition to a number of other smaller, “blue-white” lights positioned around the periphery of the craft.  The object appeared to move vertically, on at least three occasions, and then simply disappeared from the witnesses’ sight by descending into nearby trees.  Witness Report

·         Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, @ 9:15 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male driver and his passenger suddenly become aware of the fact that their vehicle was being approached very rapidly by a bright light, that was directly ahead of them.  As the lights got closer, they split into two lights, and then split again into four lights, which “filled the sky” ahead of their vehicle.  Two of the lights appeared to execute a 90-degree turn and streak off, disappearing in the distance.  The other two lights suddenly did the same, following the path that the first two lights had taken. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, March 23rd, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m..  Peter will discuss the cases above, as well as other recent cases. 

Posted Friday afternoon, March 23rd, 2018.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 08, 2018

We have updated our homepage and database of sighting reports, as of March 8, 2018.  We have posted 59 new, and 7 newly revised, cases, all of which have been either received, or amended, since Friday afternoon, March 2nd, of last week.

We highlight below a few of the reports which we believe are of particular interest:

·         Moody, Texas, ~December 23rd, 1949, @ ~07:30 a.m.—Three youngsters…a 7-year old boy, his 17-year old sister, and her 17-year old female classmate…were walking to school on a snowy morning, when they suddenly witnessed a silver-colored, disc-shaped craft, which was sitting on the ground in an empty lot.  The witness estimates the disc was approximately 40 in diameter, and 14 feet tall at its center, and it was sitting on a cylindrically shaped pedestal, approximately 3 feet in diameter.  The children then witnessed three humanoid creatures beneath the craft.  The source of the report is a retired medical professional, with multiple advanced degrees.  Witness Report

·         Algiers, Algeria, ~October 01st, 1991, @ ~2:00 p.m.—A mother and her 14-year old son, witness a disc-shape craft, seen hovering motionless in the daytime sky.  The disc had several different-colored lights, situated along the flange of the disc, and which began flashing a short time after the witnesses had begun first observing the craft.  After approximately five minutes, the object suddenly accelerated and disappeared from the witnesses’ view, in what seemed to be a fraction of a second. Witness Report  Illustration

·         Ontonagon, Michigan, Wednesday, February 28, 2017, @ 11:00 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male, former military, was riding on his snowmobile, when he became aware of a bright source of light that was illuminating him from behind, and which illuminated quite brightly the area around him.  The witness stopped the engine on the snowmobile, at which time he noticed behind him an object that seemed to be totally silent, which appeared to be moving slowly up and down.  Although he was just a few minutes’ ride from his home, at the time of the sighting, he did not arrive there until two hours later, for which he had no explanation, and which had caused his wife a great deal of consternation. Witness Report

·         Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, @ 7:15 p.m. (Eastern)—A husband and wife observe 15-20 very bright orange lights, stretched out across the dark nighttime sky in a straight line, extending as far as the witnesses could see. Witness Report

·         Twin Falls, Idaho, Wednesday, March 6th, 2018, @ 9:15 p.m. (Mountain)—An adult truck driver, driving eastbound on Idaho Highway 74, witnesses a cluster of an estimated 14-15 bright, amber-colored lights, stretched out across the nighttime sky.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, March 8th, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m..  Peter will briefly discuss the cases highlighted above, in addition to other sighting events. 

NEW UFO TELEPHONE HOTLINE POLICY

Because of a continuing problem with a large volume of prank calls being placed to our UFO Hotline by young callers, we have had to change our policies regarding how we answer incoming calls.  For the time being, unless we recognize, using “Caller ID,” the telephone number of an incoming call, we will not answer the call with a human operator, and will allow the call to go directly to our telephone messaging service.  If serious-minded callers would like a return call, we invite them to leave a responsible-sounding message, and we will return all legitimate calls as quickly as we are able to do. 

In addition, we will not answer any incoming call which “Caller ID” indicates has been placed from a “Private Caller,” a “Private Number,” from an “Unknown Name,” or from a “spoofed,” i.e. synthetic, telephone number.  Instead, we will allow such incoming calls, again, to go directly to our answering service, from which frivolous calls will be deleted, before we place any return calls. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may cause for responsible people attempting to contact our Center for legitimate purposes, but we have become fed up with ill-mannered young people who are using their telephones to inconvenience other people’s lives.  It leads us to conclude that parents should be monitoring closely their children’s use of cell telephones, just as they should carefully monitor their use of computers that are connected to the internet.

Posted Thursday afternoon, March 8th, 2018.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 02ND, 2018

We have updated our website, with the posting to our database of sighting report, of approximately 75 new reports, received since February 22nd, 2018. 

We always recommend that visitors to our website be cautious, and discriminating, when reading the sighting reports, and in particular, when reading reports submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who decide not to include their contact information.  This warning is particularly pertinent, at present, we believe, given the high volume of prank calls and reports that have been submitted to our Hotline over the past six months, typically by young people.  We suspect that some of those individuals may have submitted hoaxed written reports, as well, but we are unable to detect, and “flag,” all of them. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, March 2nd, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting cases that have arrived at our Center, over the past several weeks.

Posted on Friday afternoon, March 2nd, 2018.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2018

We have updated the website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 110 new, and recently revised, sighting reports. 

We encourage visitors to our site to always be on the alert for errors and hoaxed reports, and in particular, with regard to those reports that have been submitted by parties who elect to remain anonymous.  We have attempt to label those reports that have been submitted by individuals who do not share their names or contact information together with their reports.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, tonight, Thursday, February 22nd at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting sightings that have been submitted over the past week.

We will post again, within the next several days, and will include some of the video footage, photos, and illustrations that witnesses have submitted to our Center, over recent weeks. 

Posted on Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2018.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE FINALLY UPDATED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

We would like to apologize to all those individuals who regularly visit our website, and who have become accustomed to updates to the site on at least a weekly basis.  Due to some serious computer problems, combined with several days of out-of-town travel for live presentations, our last update was January 18, 2018.  We now have the computer problems resolved, so we should be back to our normal schedule of weekly updates of the website.

With this update, we have posted 176 new, or newly revised reports.  Given the heavy volume of prank calls we are receiving over our Hotline, we suspect that there may well be a few written reports submitted via our Online Report Form that are attempts to hoax the readers.  Hence, we caution readers to be on the alert for reports that seem somewhat suspicious, and in particular, those reports that have been submitted by anonymous sources. 

Given that we are updating tonight under a bit of time pressure, we have not included with this posting any photos, videos, or highlighted reports.  We will post again soon, at which time we will include some graphics, together with discussion of some of the more interesting recent sightings. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

 

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, February 16, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss several of the sighting reports that have been posted as of today’s update of the website.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

We always caution visitors to our website to be on the alert for flaws and pranks among the newly posted reports, and that warning may be particularly pertinent this week, given the large volume of sighting reports we have had to proof-read over the past week. 

We cite below a few of the many cases that caught our attention, from among the approximately 400 new, and newly revised, sighting reports that we have posted this week:

·         Pasadena, California, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 12:45 p.m. (Pacific)—Seven observers witness a cluster of at least five tiny white objects that hovered almost motionless in a clear, cloudless sky, for approximately an hour.  High-quality video footage of the event accompanied the written report.  Our initial thought was that the objects might have been seagulls soaring in upwelling wind, but the objects do not appear to look, or behave, like birds.  Witness Report    Video

·         Carlsbad, California, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 2:30 p.m. (Pacific)—An adult male, who describes himself as an amateur astronomer, viewed at least three anomalous objects, which appeared to both hover, and maneuver, in the clear, cloudless sky.  The witness observed the objects with a set of 15 X 70 big binoculars, designed for astronomy.  Witness Report

·         Hollywood, Florida, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)—A adult male, who is currently a law enforcement officer, witnesses, and video-tapes, a cluster of peculiar “orbs,” which traveled from north to south.  NUFORC is attempting to determine what the wind direction and velocity were at the time of the sighting, in attempt to rule out the possibility that the lights may have been sky lanterns, or so-called “Chinese” lanterns.  Witness Report   Video

Posted Thursday night, January 18, 2018.


PARTIAL UPDATE OF THE NUFORC WEBSITE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 04, 2018

We still have approximately 280 sighting reports that have to be proof-read and edited before they can be posted, so we will limit this posting today to this brief statement for the NUFORC homepage.  We hope to have the accumulated sighting reports proof-read by tomorrow or Saturday, January 5th or 6th, and will post them, once the editing process is completed. 

In the meantime, we post below a few reports that we consider to be unusually interesting:

·         Olive Branch, Mississippi, Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018, @ 6:38 a.m. (CST)—A husband and wife, while driving on Highway 78, witness two cylindrical objects pass across the face of an almost full Moon.  The husband is a very experienced pilot, with approximately 22,000 hours of flight time.  Here is the report submitted by the wife:

BEGIN WITNESS STATEMENT:  “Two cylinder type objects or shadows traversing over full “wolf” moon Jan. 2, 2018.

On Jan. 2, 2018, my husband (former airline pilot with 22,000 hours) and I were traveling on Lamar Ext. (Hwy. 78), coming out of Olive Branch, Mississippi to Memphis.  Just before the Tennessee line, I witnessed two cylindrical objects or shadows moving vertically over the face of a full wolf moon. 

My husband viewed one, and I viewed both.  #2 was higher than #1.  He was driving and #2 was out of the bright face of the moon and could no longer be seen when he observed #1. 

Once the objects or shadows were out of the bright face of the moon, they were no longer visible.  Other people viewed this I am sure.  If they did, I urge them to speak up.”

·         Rosamond, California, Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018, @ 10:20 a.m. (PST)—An adult male, driving to work on U. S. Highway 14 at approximately 10:20 a.m., witnesses a very shiny, bizarre-looking object that is approaching his vehicle at very high speed.  We copy below the text of his statement:

BEGIN WITNESS STATEMENT:  “Object seen off of U.S. Highway 14  at low altitude moving north.

January 2, 2018.  This report is being filed from Rosamond, California.

Daylight conditions:  Partially cloudy. 

Today, at 10:20 AM, while traveling south bound on U.S. Highway 14, approximately between Avenues D and E, an object was spotted at an estimated distance of ¼ mile above the highway.  First impressions were that it was a large bird, like a duck or sea gull.  As I kept my attention on the object, it became clear to me that it was not a bird, but perhaps an aircraft. 

Seconds later, the object is now about two hundred feet ahead of my car, and moving alongside the highway about 150 feet parallel to the highway.  As the object flies by my right hand view moving straight with a speed less than my 65 MPH, I can now see that it’s an object about fifty feet in altitude.

The object is chrome skinned, appearing smooth, and not a conventional aircraft.  I can only estimate that it’s an object about 20 feet in length with an equal height, in a pyramid shape. 

No audible sound was heard from this object as it came at the closest position to my car.  Highway 14 was unusually heavy with traffic as many are now returning home from the holidays.  Others had to have seen this object.”

We will update the NUFORC website again, within the next day or two, once the newly received reports have been edited. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting to our database of approximately 170 new, and newly revised, sighting reports.  The new reports are those that have been received at our Center since the afternoon of Thursday, December 14TH, 2017. 

We always urge visitors to our site to be on the alert for flawed, or hoaxed, reports, particularly among those that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information with their reports. 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be away from the Hotline for several days over Christmas.  However, he will make every attempt to monitor the answering service approximately once a day, or so, and will return any important messages left by individuals who seem to be both mature, and serious-minded. 

If you believe that you have experienced a sighting of a UFO, we would be most grateful if you would please refrain from calling the Hotline to report the event.  Instead, we urge the witness to please submit a detailed, written account of the sighting, using our Online Report Form, found elsewhere on this website.

PRANK CALLS

If you are one of the many young people who are placing prank calls to our Hotline, we would request that you cease using our telephone lines for recreational purposes!!  The bulk of the calls we are now receiving over the Hotline are prank calls, and often obscene, and we are requesting that callers of all ages not use our Hotline for frivolous purposes.  These nuisance calls have become an extreme inconvenience to the people who run the UFO Center, and they are interfering with our ability to provide an important service to people who wish to submit serious reports to our facility. 

Several of the recent reports have caught our attention, and we feature them below:

Pocatello, Idaho, June 24th, 2002, @ 8:00 p.m.—A very experienced pilot witnessed a strange-looking object pass below his aircraft at high speed.  The object looked generally like the Space Shuttle, with no prominent wings, and appeared to the witness to be hugging the contour of the mountainous region below.  It quickly disappeared from sight, within 15 seconds of the pilot’s first sighting of it.  Witness Report

Albuquerque/Santa Fe (Waldo Canyon), New Mexico, December 14, 2017, @ 7:00 p.m.—A husband and wife were driving home to Santa Fe, when they both witnessed a triangular-shaped craft pass across the highway in front of their vehicle.  They agreed that the edges of the craft were lined with distinctly green lights, and they estimated that it was moving at approximately 100 miles per hour.  The wife has provided a nice illustration of the peculiar object.  Witness Report

U. S. AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT DECEMBER 09TH EVENT OVER THE U.S.

For the past 12 days, NUFORC has received reports of an event that occurred across the U. S. on Saturday night, December 09th, 2017.  Our initial reaction to the reports was that they addressed a very unusual event, possibly UFO-related, although the U. S. Air Force has asserted that the sightings were of a flight of military aircraft involved in a large-scale nighttime training operation.  In the interest of sharing accurate, and complete, information with visitors to our website, here is the recent USAF statement. 

However, given what we continue to believe are facts that, on the face of them, appear to contravene the Air Force explanation, we intend to continue both collecting reports, and investigating some of the peculiar aspects of the large-scale event.  There are many elements of the apparent military exercise that simply do not seem to correlate with what many eyewitnesses have reported to our Center.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear tonight on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, Thursday, December 21st, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PST).  Peter will discuss briefly the December 09th event, alluded to above, as well as several of the reports NUFORC has received recently.

WE WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2018!

Posted Thursday evening, December 21st, 2017.  We do not expect to post again until sometime after December 30th. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

We have updated the NUFORC website as of this date, with the posting of 65 new, and 39 recently revised, sighting reports. 

We always recommend to visitors to our website to be on the alert for errors and hoaxed reports, among the newly posted material.  Please be particularly discriminating when reading those reports that have been submitted by witnesses who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information, all of which we have attempted to label.  Many such reports appear to be high-quality, and probably are reliable, but some are suspect, in our opinion, so please be on the alert as you read them.  

UPDATE ON THE EVENTS OF SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 09, 2017

We hurriedly updated the NUFORC website on Sunday, December 10th, in order to bring to the attention of the public the seemingly quite dramatic, and mysterious, event that appears to have taken place above, and across, the U. S. on Saturday night, December 09th, 2017.  For the preliminary details about that event, please see that earlier posting below, which was written on Sunday afternoon, the day after the event had occurred, and before we had developed a good understanding of what had taken place.

Since that posting, we have received a number of very high-quality reports, together with links to video footage, which we post below:

·         Footage from Denver, Colorado, Saturday night, reported by Channel 9 News (CBS).

·         Dillon, Montana, Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 8:05 p.m. (Mountain)—A mother, together with grown daughter and son, witnessed a peculiar cluster of red flashing lights move across the northern sky.  They estimated they witness the formation of one large object, surrounded by smaller red lights.  Witness Report

·         Laurel, Montana, Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 8:45 p.m. (Mountain):  Three family members report having witnessed an estimated twenty red lights in a linear formation across the night sky.  The objects reportedly appeared sequentially, one at a time, until all twenty, or so, of the objects were visible.  The cluster of objects was first seen traveling west to east in the northern sky, and it then allegedly was seen to turn to the south.  Video   Witness Report

There are many other reports for the night of Saturday, December 09, 2017, which we urge visitors to read. 

·         Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ ~8:30 p.m.—A young woman witnesses a line of four orange/red lights, hovering in a horizontal line, blinking sequentially, and captures the photo below.  The witness estimates that they must have been close to a fishing vessel, that appeared to her to pass underneath, or very close to, the lights. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday night, December 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m.  Peter will discuss those reports above, and several others.

We will post again soon, hopefully with more video and illustrations of the December 09th event, as well as of other recent sighting events.

Posted Thursday evening, December 14, 2017.


MAJOR EVENTS OVER THE U. S. ON SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 09TH, 2017

On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 4:47 p.m. (Pacific), our Center began to receive the first of what ultimately turned out to be a large number of written and telephoned reports from across the U. S..  Most of the witnesses described allegedly having witnessed one, or more, large clusters of red lights, seen passing through the night sky at what most people described as a slow rate.  No witnesses reported seeing green lights, which would have been expected, had the objects been any type of conventional aircraft.

Reports were received, in rapid sequence from the following states, in the approximate order in which they appear:  Florida (?); South Carolina; Illinois; Missouri; Kansas; Colorado; Utah; Wyoming; Montana; Idaho; Washington (?); and California.  Other reports are still arriving at our Center, so we suspect that the objects may have been seen in other states, as well.  One report was submitted from the U.K., and we are attempting to contact that source, in order to confirm that the report is sincere.

We hope to have all of the written reports posted to our website this afternoon, although our webmaster and his wife, who live in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara, California, are under alert to have to abandon their house, if the fires there get closer to them, so it may be a while before we can post all of the reports we’ve received, to date, that pertain to the sightings on the night of December 09th.  We will update the database, with all the new reported sightings, as soon as we can.

However, we would like to encourage everyone who may have witnessed those clusters of lights to prepare a detailed statement about their sighting(s), and submit it, using the Online Report Form on our website, www.ufocenter.com.  We would like the witness to include where he or she was located, what direction the witnesses were looking, how big the lights appeared to be, how big the cluster of lights appeared to be, how fast the objects were moving across the sky, and all other details that would allow another person to understand clearly what the event looked like.  Please bear in mind that the more information included in the report, the easier it will be for another person to understand what the event looked like.  We look forward to your written report!!

Posted on Sunday afternoon, December 10th, 2017


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED AGAIN THIS WEEK

We have updated our database again this week, with the posting of 45 new and recently revised reports on Friday, December 08, 2017.  Most of the reports have been received since the afternoon of Monday, December 04th.  We encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert for possible hoaxes, and other flaws in the reports, as they read through them. 

One recent report that captured our attention, even though it addresses an incident that occurred more than two decades ago, is the following:

·         Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, March 13, 1997, @ 8:15 p.m. (Mountain)—A woman, who describes herself as a retired medical professional, witnessed one of the five (?) huge objects that were seen over Phoenix during the so-called “Phoenix Lights” incident.  She delayed in submitting her report, principally out of concern for the adverse effect her going public might have on her employment.  The description of the size of the object coincides with many other estimates of the estimated sizes of the objects that passed over the general Phoenix area, during that dramatic event.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, December 08th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss a few of the reports that have been posted to our database of sighting reports this afternoon.

We will update our site again in the near future.

Site updated on Friday afternoon, December 08, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON DECEMBER 04TH, 2017

We have posted 194 new, or newly amended, reports, to our homepage, as of this date, Monday, December 04th, 2017. 

Given the high volume of prank telephone calls we are receiving over our telephone Hotline, we suspect that some of the written reports we have posted may be attempts to hoax anyone who reads them, so we urge visitors to our website to be discriminating when they read those posted sighting reports.

NUISANCE TELEPHONE CALLS

On, or about, August 26th, 2017, our Center began receiving a substantial volume of prank telephone calls over its Hotline, sometimes hundreds per day, principally from rude, inconsiderate, and often foul-mouthed young callers.  Although the volume of calls has subsided to a small degree, the problem still continues, and it has compelled us to alter the manner in which we use the UFO Hotline. 

Within the next several days, we will post to our homepage guidelines regarding the use of the Hotline, so that sincere callers will know what to expect when they telephone our Center.  We apologize in advance to those serious-minded callers who may feel inconvenienced by our new guidelines, but we feel we have little choice in the matter.  We simply do not have the ability to handle all the frivolous calls that are being made by the inconsiderate young people who are allowing themselves to be guided by a foolish, and misdirected, video posted to YouTube.

A couple of reports that have captured our attention appear below: 

·         Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday, November 30th, 2017, @ 5:57 p.m. (EST)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced sky watcher, alleges to have witnessed a peculiar “five-pointed star” pass very rapidly across the disc of the Moon, as he is viewing it through his refractor telescope.   Witness Report

·         Stanley, New Mexico, Thursday, November 30th, 2017, @ 6:25 p.m. (MST)—An adult female, while driving south on Highway 41 in the city limits of Stanley, NM, witnessed a bright red light approach rapidly from her right, and pass almost directly overhead.  She believed that if the object had been an aircraft, it would have been illuminated to the degree that she should have been able to see its outline, but she did not see anything but the light.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, December 8th, 2017.  Peter will discuss some of the reports that have been submitted to NUFORC recently.

Posted Monday evening, December 04th, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2017

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, we have update the NUFORC website on  Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 2017, with the posting of 70 new, or recently amended sighting reports. 

We urge visitors to our site to be discriminating, as they read the reports, given the possibility that some of the reports may be hoaxes.  We have attempted to label all the reports that have been submitted by sources who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information, given that we suspect that those reports have the highest likelihood of being prank reports.

We highlight below a few reports that caught our attention, and which we believe have been submitted by serious-minded witnesses:

·         Florence, Oregon, Wednesday, November 16, 2017, @ 8:45 p.m. (Pacific)—A husband and wife, while driving north on the Oregon coastal highway, witness a brightly lighted, disc-shaped craft, that appeared to be hovering over the ocean, not too far from the cliffs near Seal Caves.  Wife’s Report   Husband’s Report

·         Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, @ 2:00 p.m. (Pacific)—An adult female witnesses six, white objects drifting across the sky above Los Angeles.  She captures a photo of the cluster of objects, which stretched across the daytime sky. Witness Report   Photo

NEW HOTLINE POLICY

Because of a continuing deluge of prank calls that are being submitted to the NUFORC Hotline, we have had to curtail answering our telephone on a live, or real-time, basis, until the frivolous calls cease.  If a serious-minded caller wishes to leave a message on the Hotline answering service, he or she is invited to do so, and we will attempt to return the call as quickly as we are able to do so.  All other calls are deleted, and are not responded to.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.  Peter will discuss a number of recent reports. 

Posted Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated as of Friday evening, November 17, 2017, with the posting of approximately 101 new reports, submitted since the afternoon of Thursday, November 09th.

The newly posted reports have been proof-read by us, but we were under time pressure at the time, so there may well be mistakes, oversights, and overt hoaxes among the new reports, which escaped our attention.  Hence, please be remain skeptical as you read the reports.

Here are a few of the reports that caught our attention: 

·         Sacramento, California, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, @ 8:00 p.m. (Pacific)—A husband, wife, and their children all witnessed two orange lights in the night sky, which suddenly just disappeared from their sight.  Approximately ten minutes later, the family witnessed an estimated 18-20 similar lights appear in the same area of the sky.  Witness Report

·         Dewey, Arizona, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, @ 9:00 p.m. (Mountain)—A gentleman who describes himself as a retired engineer, reports witnessing the sudden appearance of three “chevron” shaped objects, each bearing individual marker lights, suddenly appeared in the night sky.  The objects’ apparent width was approximately the diameter of a full Moon, and each “chevron” exhibited its own individual “marker” lights.  The objects simply appeared out of nowhere, one after the other, and then disappeared instantly, in a similar manner.  Witness Report

·         Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, @ 10:00 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male reports allegedly having witnessed a “boomerang” shaped object pass slowly overhead.  The witness reports that there were individual lights on the ventral surface of the object. Witness Report

Posted Friday night, November 17, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 09, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated, as of this date, November 09th, 2017, with the posting of 78 recently received sighting reports, submitted since the afternoon of Friday, November 03rd, 2017

Given the high volume of prank telephone calls that are being placed to our telephone Hotline, we suspect that the same phenomenon may be spilling over to our Online Report Form.  Consequently, we feel duty-bound to caution visitors to our site from accepting everything that is posted there, suspecting that some of the reports, particularly those from anonymous sources, may be attempts to slip hoaxed reports and pranks past our editing process.  Those reports from anonymous sources have been labeled.

We feature below a few of the reports that we believe deserve special attention:

·         Glendale, Arizona, Saturday, November 04, 2017, @ 9:20 p.m. (MDT)—Two adult witnesses report having witnessed an estimated 7 large circular lights move slowly to the east across the nighttime sky.  Witness Report

·         Madison, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 07, 2017, @ 7:35 p.m. (Central)—An adult male, who describes himself as former military, witnessed a dark-colored triangle-, or boomerang-shaped, object fly rapidly overhead in the night sky, exhibiting no navigation lights.  Immediately after the object had passed overhead, a smaller object streaked overhead, apparently in pursuit of the triangular craft.  The whole incident occurred in an estimated 5 seconds. 

Posted on Thursday evening, November 09, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 03RD, 2017

We have updated our website, as of this date, Friday, November 03rd, 2017, with the posting of 222 new reports, received since the afternoon of October 19th.  In addition, we have included in the posting 19 reports that have been revised, since their original posting.

All of the new reports have been proof-read by us before this posting, but we have not had the time this week to read them as carefully as we traditionally like to do.  As a result, we suspect that there are many reports that have flaws in them, particularly with regard to the time and date of the reported incidents.  In addition, some of the reports may be overt attempts to hoax us, and the visitors to our website, so we encourage those individuals who read the reports to be on the alert for errors in the reports.   

Some of the new reports that caught our attention are the following:

·         Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Saturday, October 21st, 2017, @ 9:31 p.m. (Eastern)—A father and his 20+ year old son were driving west on Interstate 40, near Bermuda Run, when they both witnessed a very bizarre lime green, chevron-shaped, craft ahead of their vehicle.  The object appeared to have its nose pointed up at an approximate angle of 30 degrees.  The father is retired senior officer in the U. S. Air Force.  Witness Report

·         Atlanta (in-flight), Georgia, Thursday, October 26, 2017, @ 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)—A current member of the U. S. military, whose specialty is U. S. military aircraft, reports having witnessed a peculiar looking craft that he estimated may have been within a thousand vertical feet of the commercial aircraft on which the witness was a passenger.  He later surmises that the object may have been a “Phantom Ray” drone, manufactured by the Boeing Company. Witness Report

Posted Friday afternoon, November 03, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19, 2017

The NUFORC website, together with its database of reports, has been updated, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 274 new, or newly revised, sighting reports, most of which have been received since the afternoon of Thursday, October 5th, 2017. 

We always caution visitors to our website, when reading the submitted sighting reports, to be on the alert for errors, as well as hoaxes, which have slipped through our system of editing and proof-reading.  We try our best, but we are unable to catch all errors, and there appear to be people who derive pleasure from trying to slip non-serious reports into the stream of data that we make available to the public.

We feature below two reports which were discussed last Friday night, October 13, 2017, by Peter Davenport on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, which appear to address alleged sightings of possible alien creatures.  Obviously, we cannot certify that the reports are authentic, although we have elected to feature them on our homepage, given that we spoke via telephone with the witnesses who submitted both reports, and we were impressed by their apparent sincerity in describing their respective sightings. 

·         Nageezi, New Mexico, Friday, August 25th, 2017, @ 8:30 p.m. (Mountain)—A husband and wife report that while driving their motorhome south of Nageezi, they witnessed a “bubble shaped,” transparent craft that moved across the highway in front of their vehicle.  They assert in their reports that there were two alien-looking creatures seated in the object, the interior of which appeared to be illuminated with intensely bright light.  Husband’s Report   Wife’s Report

·         Casper, Wyoming, Wednesday, October 04th, 2017, @ 2:30 a.m. (Mountain)—A professional truck driver reports having witnessed a bizarre, gray-looking creature standing beside Interstate 25, approximately 15 miles east of Casper, Wyoming.  As the driver passed the creature, the latter appeared to stand upright, and raise one arm over its head.  Even though the sighting was brief, the witness felt that he was able to see the creature in sufficient detail to be able to describe it accurately.  The witness estimated that the creature was approximately 7 feet tall.  Witness Report

We have received some good photos and illustrations recently, which we will attempt to post during the upcoming weekend.

Posted on Thursday evening, October 19, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 05TH, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated, as of October 05, 2017, with the posting of 141 new, or newly revised, sighting reports, most of them submitted since the afternoon of September 28th. 

Among the newly posted material are quite a number of reports that have been submitted by sources who elect to remain totally anonymous, and who provide either no, or minimal, contact material.  That type of report is often, but not always, of suspect reliability, so we urge visitors to our website, as they read through the reports, to remain skeptical about some of them.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear for 30 minutes on the Timothy W. Beckley radio program at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Thursday, October 05th, 2017.  Peter will talk about the history of the National UFO Reporting Center, and several of the more dramatic sighting reports he has covered, during the 23-year tenure as Director.  The program may be accessible from the following website:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MRUFO1100  

Peter will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by Mr. Grant Cameron, celebrated UFO investigator, who specializes in several aspects of the UFO phenomenon, to include the relationship of UFOs to several U. S. Presidential administrations.

Peter will appear again on October 5th on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory.  He is scheduled to make his weekly appearance at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), and will discuss several recent sightings of suspected UFOs.

This posting is being made under mild time pressure, so we will dispense with links to reports and illustrations.  We will attempt to post a few items during the upcoming weekend.

Posted Thursday afternoon, October 05th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 28TH, 2017

The NUFORC website was updated twice during the past week, with postings on Thursday, September 21st, and then a week later, on September 28th, 2017.  We have posted approximately 240 reports, collected, in aggregate, since September 14th. 

Given that our center continues to be inundated with prank telephone calls over its Hotline, we assume that some of the same people who are placing those nuisance calls may be submitting hoaxed written reports, as well.  Hence, we encourage visitors to our website to be discriminating in reading the reports in our database of sightings, and believing everything written there at face value.

REPORTS OF CLUSTERS OF “ORBS” AND “FIREBALLS”

In May 2012, our Center, and other UFO organizations, as well, began receiving large numbers of reports of red, orange, or yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs.”  This phenomenon has continued over the past five years, and seems not to have abated in the least during that time.  The date of this posting, September 28th, marks the fourth anniversary of what our staff considers to have been one of the most dramatic such sightings, which was reported to our Center by a retired Arizona Highway Patrol, who resides in Glendale, AZ, a suburb on the northwest corner of Phoenix, AZ.  In order to underscore the unusual nature of the reports of “fireballs,” we revisit that case here:

·         Glendale, Arizona, Saturday, September 28, 2013, @ 7:15 p.m. (Mountain)—A former Arizona Highway Patrol officer describes his shock in witnessing an orange “orb” of light, that streaks from west to east in the northern sky.  He quickly walks out to a porch on the northern side of the house, hoping to get a final glimpse of the peculiar object, as it disappeared to the east.  Over the next several minutes, he witnessed another approximately 150 similar objects, which he estimated moved across the sky at approximately 150-200 miles per hour.  Witness Report

NUFORC has received many thousands of similar reports, over the past five years, as exemplified by the case that follows:

·         New Holly, North Carolina, Sunday, September 24th, 2017, @ 8:45 p.m. (Eastern)—A husband and wife, while driving from Lake Norman to New Holly, NC, witness a cluster of five yellow lights nearby in the night sky.  The couple apparently experienced electromagnetic effects with at least one cell phone, and other vehicles they encountered nearby may have been similarly affected, according to the witnesses.  Witness Report    Map and Drawing

·         Canton, Georgia, Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, @ 8:42 a.m. (Eastern)—An adult male, standing on his daughter’s roof to assess recent wind damage, sees two highly reflective objects in the clear, cloudless sky.  He manages to obtain a low-quality photograph of the two objects and also provided the drawing shown.  Another adult male witnesses the same event, but from ground level.  The two witnesses agreed that objects appeared to be quadrilateral in shape, and were highly reflective.  The objects simply disappeared from the witnesses’ sight, as they watched them. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Peter will discuss the sightings shown above, and several others, as well. 

We may post again during the upcoming weekend, and will attempt to share more photos and illustrations that have been submitted to our Center over the past several weeks.   

Posted on Thursday afternoon, September 28, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14

We have updated our database of sighting reports, as of the afternoon of Thursday, September 14th, 2017, with the posting of approximately 20 new reports, submitted to our Center over the past two days, since our last posting on September 12th.

A few reports that captured our attention this week are shown below:

·         Kalamazoo, Michigan, Tuesday, @ 7:05 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male, while walking at a local college campus, witnesses an “acorn-shaped” object in the distant sky.  Witness Report

·         Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday, @ 6:12 a.m. (Eastern)—A mother and son witness a “triangle” of orange lights in the morning sky.  The mother reports that it is the second time they have witnessed such an object, over recent months.  Witness Report

·         Charlestown, Rhode Island, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific)—As adult male, while relaxing on an ocean beach, witnesses several objects that look somewhat like swept-wing aircraft, but they seemed to the witness to be very unusual.  Witness Report

·         Kearney, Nebraska, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 11:30 p.m. (Central)—Telephoned Report:  A husband and wife report witnessing a “phalanx-shaped” cluster of star-like lights pass overhead in rapid flight.  The husband reports that the individual lights looked like stars, although they appeared to be oriented in a symmetrical formation, and that the object appeared similar to the delta-shaped craft that appeared over Phoenix, Arizona, on March 13, 1997.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday night, September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m..  Peter will discuss the reports highlighted above, as well as others. 

Posted on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Although NUFORC usually updates its website, and database of sighting reports, on Thursdays or Fridays, we have accelerated that schedule this week because of Peter Davenport’s scheduled appearance tonight as a guest on the internet based Coast to Coast “Insider” program.  We thought it would be helpful to the program’s subscribers to have the latest reports posted, in order to invite comments about recent sightings and events. 

The program begins at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday night, September 12, 2017, and Coast to Coast AM host, George Noory, will field questions during the first half hour, followed by Peter during the second half of the program. 

We highlight below a few recent reports:

·         Monroe, Michigan, Saturday, September 09th, 2017, @ 10:30 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male observer witnessed an estimated 8-12 unidentified red “orbs” drift across the nighttime sky.  Witness provides a high-quality illustration of the event.  NOTE:  NUFORC has chosen to highlight this case, principally because it is so similar to many other similar cases, involving the sighting of clusters of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” or “orbs.”  This type of sighting appears to have increased in frequency, beginning sometime during the month of May 2012, and it has continued unabated.  Witness Report

·         Tinley Park, Illinois, Saturday, July 30, 2016, @ 21:00 hrs. (Central)—An adult female reports having witnessed an estimated 25 to 35 “red-orange” self-luminous objects pass slowly overhead.  Witness Report  NOTE:  Tinley Park, and nearby Orland Park, Illinois, were the site of similar sightings on August 21st, and October 31st, 2004. 

We expect to post again on Thursday, September 14, and will include a few other photos that have been submitted to NUFORC, in the recent past.

Posted on Tuesday afternoon, September 12, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 05TH AND SEPTEMBER 08, 2017

Over the past three days, we have updated our website on two occasions, with the posting, in aggregate, of approximately 200 new, and recently amended, reports, received since our last posting on August 24th.  

This September 8th posting will be abbreviated, given that we are a bit pressed for time at the time of this update, but we will post again within the next several days, in order to include photographs we’ve received recently, as well as to highlight several very nice reports that have captured our attention.

We always issue a warning to visitors to be on the lookout for flawed or prank reports, and that warning is particularly pertinent in this posting, given the statement which follows below.  We suspect that many of the people who have submitted prank calls to our Hotline probably have also submitted pranked reports.  

LARGE VOLUME OF PRANK CALLS TO OUR HOTLINE – YOU CAN HELP!

Beginning on Saturday, August 26th, our Center began receiving a large volume of overtly pranked calls over its Hotline, as many as 100-150 per day!  What immediately caught our attention was the fact that virtually all of the calls were being placed by young children, as young, we estimate, as perhaps 8 years of age, and as old as perhaps 13 or 14 year. 

Moreover, what we find equally noteworthy was the fact that all of the prank calls are virtually the same, as if the children were being coached on how to conduct themselves during the their respective calls to the Hotline.  When they call, for example, the young callers often say nothing, simply hanging on the telephone, while remaining totally mute.  In the rare occasions when they actually speak during their call, they usually use a pseudonym, or babel some mishmash of unintelligible nonsense.  In addition, they are generally evasive, and when queried as to where they had learned of our website, they studiously avoid responding, again, remaining mute.  The calls are almost “cookie cutter” like, which we find to be both noteworthy, and unsettling.

After some investigation, we have discovered that the problem appears to be the result of a video posted to YouTube, inviting its many young followers to harass our Center with prank calls:

Many of our friends have expressed their displeasure with the offending posted video by voting to have it removed from YouTube’s website.  We invite anyone who would like to assist us in this effort to cast their vote for removal of the offending website by casting their vote via the process created by YouTube site for just such a circumstance, and which we outline below: 

The video is here.  When you get to the page, press the icons shown below to down vote the video and report it as abusive.   Thank you!

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, September 08th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  He will discuss some recent sightings, and may discuss the problem of prank calls to our Hotline. 

We will post again within the next several days.

Posted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, September 08, 2017. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 117 new, and newly revised, sighting reports. 

As we do with every update, we encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert for flawed, or hoaxed reports, among not only the new reports, but among those that have been posted to our site for some time.

SOLAR ECLIPSE AND UFO SIGHTINGS

For some reason that escapes our understanding, some people believe that there is an above-average likelihood of experiencing a UFO sighting during an eclipse, either solar or lunar, than there is at any other time of day or night.  Our Center fails to see any objective evidence to support this claim, and the recent solar eclipse that occurred on August 21st, 2017, seems to provide support for our belief. 

People may, in fact experience what they believe was a sighting of a UFO during an eclipse, but the reports submitted to NUFORC for events that occurred during the recent eclipse suggest to use that they are no more likely to occur than they are at any other time.  Our Center received 20 reports for August 21st, 2017, a few of which appeared to have occurred at times when the local solar disc was in some degree of eclipse, but most of the reports appear to us to involve photographic “lens flares,” captured when people pointed their cameras directly at the Sun.  Obviously, such photographic “ghost” images have nothing to do with legitimate sightings of authentic UFOs.

NOTEWORTHY CASES

As is usually the case with each posting of new reports, a few have captured our attention, with this update.  We share a few below:

·         Bemow Piskie, Poland, July 22nd, 2017, @ 21:15 hrs. (local)—A U. S. Army Scout, providing support with a Stryker vehicle for a live-fire military exercise near a military reserve, witnesses a very brightly luminous object with his night vision devices.  However, the object was not visible with the naked eye, even though the witness felt that it certainly should have been.  Witness Report

·         Treasure Island, Florida, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, @ 21:45 hrs. (Eastern)—A group of at least five witnesses observe, over the course of more than half an hour a group of different colored lights, seen above the ocean.  The lights seemed to alter their positions, even radically, and they also seemed capable of positioning themselves, relative to one another.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Peter will discuss several of the more interesting sighting reports that have been posted, as of this date.

Posted Thursday evening, August 24th, 2017. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON AUGUST 11 AND AUGUST 17, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated as of Thursday, August 17, 2017, with the posting of 120 new, and newly amended, sighting reports, submitted since our last update on August 11th. 

We encourage visitors to be on the outlook for errors and hoaxed reports, and in particular, among those reports that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information.  We have attempted to label all the reports submitted by anonymous sources, but there may be other such reports that we failed to detect.

Some of the reports that caught our attention, and which we feel are of particular interest are the following:

·         Milton, Florida, September 15, 2009 (est.), @ 14:30 hrs. (EDT) - Three adult witnesses, while out camping, observe a metallic-looking disc “glide” along a nearby roadway.  They estimated that the disc was 25-30 feet in diameter, and as it moved along the tops of nearby trees, it  was not more than approximately 200 feet from the witnesses.  Witness Report   The witness provided the drawing to the right.

·         Ft. Mill, South Carolina, Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 22:57 hrs. (EDT) - Two adult observers witness, and video tape, a cluster of nine yellow lights, seen moving across the night sky. Witness Report   Video

·         Becket, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, @ 22:20 hrs. (EDT) - Two on-duty police officers report witnessing a cluster of blue-green “orbs,” moving across the sky, and maneuvering relative to one another. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT), Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Peter will talk about those sighting reports shown above, and several others.

Posted on Thursday afternoon, August 17 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 04TH, 2017

We have posted 144 recently submitted, or recently revised, sighting reports to our database of cases, as of the afternoon of this date. 

We have proof-read the reports as carefully as our time allows, but there is always the likelihood that we have overlooked errors in the reports.  With every posting, we are in the habit of encouraging visitors to our website to be on the alert for reports that appear to address something other than apparent UFO-related incidents.  As we comb through the reports, we are constantly on the look-out for incidents related to reflections of the Sun from “Iridium” satellites; overflights of the International Space Station (“ISS”), and of other satellites; missile launches from Florida, California, and Virginia; sightings of stars and planets, etc., and we detect many of those types of incidents, but usually not all of them. 

Hence, as visitors read through the reports, we encourage them to always be skeptical, and to be alert for flawed reports, including possible hoaxes.  In particular, be skeptical of those reports from individuals who elect to remain anonymous.  If you discover what you believe may be a defective or misleading report, please send a notification to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the situation, at our earliest convenience.

NOTEWORTHY REPORTS

The new “crop” of reports include several that have attracted our attention, and we feature several of them below:

·         Montreal, Canada, Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, @ 10:15 p.m. (Eastern) [Case revisited]—We featured this report on our homepage in our July 27 posting, but we do so again, to include an illustration we have received since the first posting.  Witness Report   Illustration shown at right.

·         Western Washington, Spokane, and Idaho, Saturday, July 29, @ 9:58 p.m. (Pacific)—A very dramatic object streaked above Puget Sound, heading from south to north, and is reported to have covered an estimated 140-150 degrees of the sky in 7-8 seconds.  The report from a commercial pilot, who was driving in Yelm, Washington, with his wife is one of the more convincing reports, we find. Witness Report    Please see other reports for the same time and date.

·         Oakesdale/Steptoe Butte (Whitman County), Washington, Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017, @ 11:45 p.m. (Pacific)—A father and son witness together a very large cluster of perhaps two dozen unidentified lights in the western sky.  The display seemed to give off a “thrumming” sound, as they moved slowly to the north. Son’s Report    Father’s Report

·         Lincoln, Washington, Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017, @ 11:55 p.m. (Pacific)—Three members of a family report witnessing a very large display of lights, which appeared to move from the south to the north in the western sky, above the Columbia River. Witness Report

Our Center has received a number of interesting photos, video clips, and illustrations, which we will post at a later date, perhaps this weekend.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, August 04th, 2017.  Peter will discuss those reports highlighted above, and several others.

Posted Friday afternoon, August 04th, 2017.


NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON JULY 14TH, 23RD, AND 27TH

Although we haven’t posted statements to our homepage since July 7th, we have kept the database of incoming UFO sighting reports current over the past three weeks, with updates on both July 14th and July 23rd, 2017.  The update today makes the most recent sighting reports available. 

We have devoted a great deal of time to the proof-reading and amending many of the recent reports, in order to make them more understandable than they would have been in their original form.  Although we have attempted, during that process, to correct obvious errors, and eliminate obviously hoaxed reports, we suspect that our “filter” has not detected all flawed reports.  Hence, we urge all visitors to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert for what appear to be errors.  Those reports that deserve special attention, we feel, are those from sources who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who elect to provide no contact information. 

Also, we suspect that some of the reports that address a single source of light, passing generally from the western sky to the east may be the result of a sighting of the International Space Station.  We simply have not had sufficient time, leading up to today’s posting, to check all of those suspicious reports against www.Heavens-Above.com, the authoritative website on the overflight schedule of the ISS, and of other major satellites. 

Notable recent sightings, which caught our attention, are the following:

·         Montreal, Canada, Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 @ 10:15 p.m. (local)—Three adults had gathered on the penthouse of a condominium to watch a fireworks display.  Their attention was attracted by what seemed to them to be an unusual cluster of clouds directly overhead.  Equally quickly, the attention of the three witnesses was drawn to a wedge-shaped object, with unblinking emerald green lights that ran along the ventral surface of the “arms” of the object, which appeared to be hovering motionless in the clouds.  After a short period of time, the object simply faded from the witnesses’ view.  The individual who submitted the report describes himself as holding an advanced degree in an esoteric branch of physics.  Witness Report

·         Tacoma, Washington, Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 @ 10:04 p.m. (Pacific)—An adult male reports having witnessed a strange-looking object, which looked to him to be two triangular objects attached to one another, which appeared to be “swimming through the sky.”  The object suddenly appeared to change its trajectory through the sky, and seemed to suddenly descend vertically. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, July 27, 2017.  Peter will discuss several intriguing sighting reports, including the two highlighted above.  The program can be heard in most locations on a major AM station.  

We will attempt to post again, within the next several days, and will include a few photos and illustrations that have been submitted together with reports, in the recent past.

Posted on Thursday afternoon, July 27, 2017. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 07TH, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated as of Friday, July 07, 2017, with the posting of 267 new sighting reports, received by our Center since the afternoon of Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. 

Our staff has proof-read the reports as carefully as possible, but we always caution visitors to our site to be on the lookout for flawed, or hoaxed, reports, as they read through the reports,.  If you find a report that you believe contains an error, please call it to our attention by sending an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will look into the issue at our earliest convenience.

CORRECTION

During his last weekly appearance on Coast to Coast radio program on Friday, June 30th, 2017, Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, commented about a number of reports about a seemingly dramatic aerial event that had occurred on the East Coast of the U. S. at approximately 4:30 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday morning, June 29th.  Shortly after that broadcast, it was brought to our attention that a rocket had been launched from the Wallops Island (Virginia) Flight Facility at the time, and on the date, cited by witnesses, and that the launch was an experiment, designed to release large clouds of colorful materials into the atmosphere.  The event had nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon, and we apologize for possibly leading people to believe that the event might have been UFO related. 

Here is a link to the webpage which discusses the launch, and where the statement below appears regarding the June 29 launch: 

((BEGIN PUBLISHED STATEMENT))

Past Launches

Ampoule Test

June 29, 2017

4:25 a.m. EDT

suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute

successful

During the flight of a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket, ten canisters about the size of a one-liter drink bottle will be deployed to 6 to 12 miles from the 670-pound main payload. Between approximately 3.5 and 5 minutes after launch, blue-green and red vapor will be deployed from the canisters forming artificial clouds. These clouds or vapor tracers allow scientists on the ground to visually track the winds in space. The development of the canister or ampoule ejection system will allow scientists to gather information over a much larger or spatial area than previously allowed when deploying the vapor just from the main payload. 

((END PUBLISHED STATEMENT))

To the right are two photos that we believe are of the launch, and which were forwarded to NUFORC from witnesses in Staunton, Virginia and Massapequa, New York. 

SIGHTINGS ON JULY 4TH, 2017

Over the past several years, and perhaps going back to as far as 1997, NUFORC has noted that there is a peak of sightings during fireworks displays, which appear to be distinctly unrelated to the fireworks themselves.  A quick survey of sighting reports for Independence Day fireworks displays for past several years will support that statement, we believe, and sightings on July 4th of 2017, appear to be no exception to the phenomenon.  We highlight below a few of the reports NUFORC has received for sightings on July 4th of this year:

·         Patchogue, New York, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, @ 20:40 hrs. (EDT)—Two adult witnesses observe a distinctly red unidentified object hovering over a fireworks display.  The first craft is soon joined by a second, similar object.  After the fireworks display, both objects move slowly to the north, and soon disappear from sight.  The duration of the sighting is estimated by the witnesses to have been approximately 100 minutes!  Witness Report

·         Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, @ 2100 hrs. (CDT)—Two adult witnesses, mother and daughter, witness an unusual red light in the night sky.  While the daughter watches the object, it changes its color to a pulsing white light, and appears to become smaller in appearance.  A short time later, the light changes to a pulsing green, and suddenly appears to “jump” across the night sky. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will appear on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, July 7th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the items addressed above, as well as several other recent reports.

Posted Friday afternoon, July 07th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 22ND, 2017

We have updated our website with the posting of 127 new, or recently amended, sighting reports, most of which have been submitted to our Center, or altered, since Thursday, June 15th. 

As visitors to our website read through the reports, we encourage them to be on the alerts for errors and hoaxed reports, and in particular in the case of those reports that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information.  We make an effort to label all reports from sources who elect to remain anonymous.

PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR OF NUFORC, WILL BE AWAY FROM THE CENTER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS

Peter will be traveling, for the next several days, and away from the UFO Hotline.  However, he will monitor incoming calls, and will attempt to return important calls, as quickly as possible. 

During Peter’s absence from the Center, if you believe that you may have been witness to a UFO, we would like to encourage you, in lieu of telephoning the Hotline, to immediately compose a detailed written statement, in which you describe the sighting thoroughly, and submit that statement, using our Online Report Form.  In that written format, your report can then be posted to our website, and shared, in anonymous form, with the public.

PHOTOGRAPHS, LENS FLARES, AND FLYING THINGS

In the course of a typical month, our Center receives many photographs, and many people ask why we do not post more photos than are seen on our homepage.  The answer to that question is that most photos submitted to NUFORC, we usually end up concluding, are simply objects of terrestrial origin.  Most of those photos that we receive, and which we conclude, or suspect, are not photos of genuine UFOs are those that exhibit a “lens flare,” caused when a photo is taken with the camera pointed at a bright source of light, e.g. the Sun, a full Moon, streetlights, etc..  The light that enters the camera’s lens is reflected back and forth between surfaces of the glass elements of the objective lens, and they end up forming a “ghost” image of the bright source of light.

This type of photo is taking a great deal of our time, which is being expended on items that have nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon.  Consequently, we share here this week a few examples of what we strongly suspect are photos that contain lens flares, and other objects that clearly are not of authentic UFOs, with the hope that it will allow people with this type of photo to properly identify the images for what they really are. 

A fact that provides a hint that an image in a photo may be a lens flare, and not a genuine object that was present when the photo was taken, is that a straight line, drawn between the “ghost” image, and the bright source of light in the photo that is presumed to have caused the image, passes through the geometrical center of the photograph. 

We present below a few photos, which contain what we believe probably are lens flares, together with what the photographers have had to write about the images, following the discovery by the photographer of anomalous objects in their photo: 

·         Example #1:  Dresden, Germany, Friday, June 2nd, 2017, @ 10:04 p.m. (local)—A woman took two photos of the Semperoper Building at the Theaterplatz, and later detected peculiar lights above the building in the nighttime sky.  We suspect, but cannot be certain, that the lights seen in the night sky are lens flares, caused by the bright street lamps near the building.  Witness Report   Photo

·         Example #2:  In flight (Tokyo, Japan, to Manila, Philippines)—Date unknown.  A young male photographed out the window of an airliner, and later detected a red object near the Sun.  No written report submitted.  Photo

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

We have executed a hasty update of our homepage, as of this date, with the posting of 109 new, or newly revised, sighting reports.  Please be alert for errors or hoaxed reports in the new postings, in particular among those that are labeled as having been submitted by anonymous sources.

There are many intriguing reports in this week’s posting, but one from Troy, Vermont, in particular, caught our attention, principally, because it was submitted together with a high-quality photograph.  Also, it was of interest because it appears to address the phenomenon involving red and orange lights, seen in the nighttime sky, a phenomenon that our Center has been calling to the attention of the UFO community now for five years.  We have highlighted the case below: 

Troy, Vermont, Thursday, June 08th, 2017, @ 2130 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife witness at least three orange lights in the nighttime sky, which may have been attached to a dark object which was not visible.  One of the objects appeared to ascend vertically at a rapid rate, and the other two objects moved along a different pathway in the sky.  The husband reports that he used to be stationed in Afghanistan, where he was accustomed to seeing different type of munitions, so he probably is a discriminating witness.  Witness Report Photo

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, June 15, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the case addressed above, and several others that have been submitted over the course of the past week.

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FRIDAY, JUNE 09, 2017

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 140 new, or recently amended, sighting reports.  The new reports are those received by our Center since approximately noon on Friday, June 02nd, 2017.

We urge visitors to our site, as they read through the newly posted material, to be on the alert for what appear to be flawed, or hoaxed, reports.  We have made what we believe was a concerted effort to proof-read the reports this week, and to amend, label, or remove, suspicious reports, but we sometimes err in our screening process, and there is always the possibility that we may have may have overlooked something.

Several of the reports that appear in the database, this week, address the alleged sightings of red and orange “fireballs,” a phenomenon that our Center has been reporting on since June 2012.  NUFORC has received an estimated 20,000 such reports, since the beginning of the phenomenon five years ago, and we believe that we are no closer to understanding what these objects are than we were when it first became noticeable.

We summarize below a few of the posted reports that caught our attention, this week:

·         Placitas, New Mexico, August 15, 1969 (est.), @ 5:30 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male witness exited the local post office, and noticed a group of people standing and staring at a strange, transparent, and motionless pink “ball of light,” with a blue core.  The Albuquerque Journal reported that a “weather balloon” had been witnessed in the area.   Witness Report

·         Lander/Giant Rock, California, Sunday, May 21st, 2017, @ 10:15 p.m. (PDT)—A group of approximately 50 witnesses, who were part of a sky-watching party at the Contact in the Desert conference, witnessed a yellow object (or objects) streak across the night sky, being pursued by what appeared to be a military fighter jet.  Several of the witnesses have shared high-quality video of the incident, and an illustration of what the object looked like to at least one of them (below).  Please see multiple reports for the incident, posted in the database of cases.

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·         Lovington, New Mexico, Monday, May 22nd, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male reports having witnessed a bright, shiny, V-shaped craft, which appeared to drop out of the bottom of a nearby cloud, then move off quickly to the west.  Soon after the first sighting, a second similar craft dropped out of the same cloud and shot off to the east.  Over the subsequent several minutes, five or six other craft appeared, and then accelerated off in different directions.  Witness Report

 

·         Parker/Aurora, Colorado, Wednesday, June 07, 2017, @ 4:45 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male reports having witnessed three dark objects, which initially appeared to be hovering almost motionless in the distant sky.  One of the three objects moved away from the group, and then returned to its original position.  A video (334 mbytes), which we have not viewed yet, can be accessed here.  Witness Report  

·         Annapolis, Maryland, June 06, 2017, @ 10:00 p.m. (EDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a medical professional, reports having witnessed a peculiar fireball, almost the size of a full Moon, streak across a large expanse of the nighttime sky, leaving a trail behind it.  He allowed for the possibility that the object may have been a meteor, but he didn’t believe it was because of its strange appearance.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), on Friday night, June 09, 2017.  Peter will discuss those reports cited above, as well as several more recent cases.

Posted Friday afternoon, June 09th, 2017


REPORTS UPDATED ON FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2017

Following Peter Davenport’s extended absence from the Center during May, our website it now updated, with the posting today of 207 accumulated sighting reports, and the telephone Hotline is now back to its normal operation.    

We express our gratitude to all those people who refrained from making telephone calls to the Hotline, or who left only brief messages, during Peter’s absence from the Center during the McMenamins UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, during May 18th to the 21st.  With the smaller than usual load of telephone calls, Peter was able to respond to virtually all of the calls placed to the Hotline during his absence.

With every new update of our website, we invariably warn visitors to the site to be on the lookout for flawed reports, and in particular, reports that have been submitted from sources who elect to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, June 02nd, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss some of the recent sightings that have reported during the past week.  

PHOTOGRAPHS

Over the past two weeks, NUFORC has received a large number of photographs, submitted by witnesses, although most of them appear to us to be so ambiguous as to be of little interest, with a few exceptions.  However, we are sorting through the photos and performing a second screening process, and may post some of them over the weekend, or perhaps next week.  We need a bit more time than we have at the time of this posting to screen them carefully, before we present them as photographs of authentic UFOs.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

We have performed a hasty update of the website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 68 recently received sighting reports. 

We always caution visitors to our website, as they read through the new reports, to be on the alert for flawed reports, or attempts to slip prank reports past our proof-reader.  We believe that we detect most of them, but we don’t “bat 1,000” in that capacity, yet.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will be in attendance at the 18th annual McMenamins UFO Festival, which is held in McMinnville, Oregon, located approximately an hour’s drive southwest of Portland.  Details of the Festival, including the list of scheduled speakers, can be seen at the conference homepage

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter is scheduled to make his weekly brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, May 11, 2017.  Peter will discuss a few of the reports received since his last appearance on the program on Friday, May 5th

As mentioned above, this is an update we make in some haste, in order to get the most recent reports posted, in preparation for Peter’s appearance on Coast to Coast AM tonight.  We may post again during the upcoming weekend. 

Statement posted on Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON SATURDAY, MAY 06TH, 2017

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of 105 new sighting reports that have been received since the evening of Friday, April 28th, 2017.  A few of the new reports are highlighted below.

We always urge visitors to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert for flawed or hoaxed reports.  We have proof-read the reports as carefully as we can, but there always is the possibility that a report may have slipped through our “filter.”

Here are a few reports that we believe deserve special attention:

·         Fords, New Jersey, Saturday, April 29, 2017, @ 1905 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports that while sitting in a laundromat, looking through a large window, he witnessed a brilliantly white, somewhat elongated craft drop down out of the sky at a 70-degree (est.) angle of descent.  He reports that the edges of the craft were a bit “blurry,” and that the object appeared to be headed to a nearby warehouse park.  His impression was that the object may have landed there.  Witness Report

·         Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday, April 29, 2017, @ 2030 hrs. (EDT)—Two adult witnesses, both of whom are trained research-grade scientists, were sitting outside, admiring the night sky, when one called the attention of her colleague to a formation of rectangular-shaped, somewhat yellow in color, lights, in a phalanx-shaped formation, passing overhead at a rapid rate.  Two of the yellow lights appeared to switch positions with one another, after which the formation stopped and remained motionless in position for a short period of time.  Shortly after the formation had stopped, the whole cluster reportedly just faded from view.  Witness Report

·         Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Monday, May 1st, 2017, @ 2100 (EDT)—A young woman and a male friend were preparing dinner in her kitchen, when and intensely bright shaft of blue light suddenly flashed through the kitchen for approximately two seconds’ duration.  The light was so bright that it left the two witnesses “light blinded” for several seconds, following the flash.  Witness Report

·         Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, @ 2100 hrs. (PDT)—Two witnesses stand outside for twenty minutes, observing three lights in the night sky.  The lights appeared to maneuver for several minutes, first forming a triangular pattern, and then arranged into a horizontal, straight-line formation.  The primary light on one of the objects appeared to dim, revealing prominent flashing red and white lights.  All three lights departed and disappeared from sight, after which one of them returned to the same location where it had been in the sky.  One witness captured the photo shown to the right.  Witness Report

A STUDY OF UFO SIGHTING “HOTSPOTS” IN OREGON

We recently received an e-mail from Mr. Keith Rowell, webmaster for the Oregon chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, regarding his investigation of possible UFO “hotspots” in that state.  His findings, which are quite interesting, can be found here:  http://www.oregonmufon.com/index.php/ufo-statistics/145-oregon-ufo-hotspots .   We express our gratitude to Keith for his analysis of the data, and for his allowing NUFORC to link to his findings on the Oregon MUFON website!

NUFORC probably will update its website within the next several days, and will provide links and more photos that have been submitted to our Center.

Posted on Saturday afternoon, May 06th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

We have updated our website with the posting of 132 new, and recently amended, sighting reports, most of which have been received since our last posting on April 20th

We encourage visitors to the site, as they read through the new reports, to be on the alert for flawed and prank reports, and in particular, among those reports that are submitted by anonymous sources.  We suspect that those reports from sources who choose not to identify themselves have a higher-than-average likelihood of being hoaxes, although that clearly is not the case for all such reports, some of which we find to be quite interesting, and convincing.

Some of the newly posted reports that we found to be of particular interest this week are the following:

·         Churchill/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 1979, @ ~2100 hrs. (EST)—An adult male, who describes himself as an aerospace engineer, was walking to a New Year’s party, when he looked into the night sky and witnessed a dark, or black, cigar-shaped object.  The object was sitting motionless in the sky for approximately 7-10 seconds, long enough, the witness believed for him to be able to see the object clearly.  The object just seemed to disappear, without appearing to have moved at all.  It just “winked” out.  Witness Report

·         Vance AFB, Oklahoma, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 2115 hrs. (CDT)—Two adult males, both experienced aviation specialists, report having witnessed a strange, triangular craft streak across the night sky, below clouds.  The object exhibited no marker lights, which surprised the witnesses, and it covered most of the visible sky in under ten seconds.  The object was silent.  Witness Report

·         Ponca City, Oklahoma, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 0000 hrs. (CDT)—An adult woman was flying on a commercial jet airliner, looking out her window into the midnight sky, when she suddenly witnessed two bizarre looking objects that appeared to be not too distance from the aircraft she was on.  One of the objects was shaped like a horseshoe, yellow in color, and the other looked like a classic disc-shaped saucer. Witness Report   

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·         Parsonsfield, Maine, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 2100 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports witnessing an unidentified red object, that appeared to “dance” above the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  After several minutes of watching the object, the witness observed a very bizarre yellow/orange flash of light, at which time a second red object suddenly appeared.  A short time later, a second flash occurred, and both objects suddenly disappeared.  Witness Report

·         Florida (many locations), Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 2350 hrs. (EDT)—Approximately a dozen high-quality sighting reports were submitted in rapid sequence by witnesses in multiple locations in Florida…Pinellas Park, Miami, Largo, Plant City, Seminole, West palm Beach, Port Charlotte, Plantation, Apollo Beach, Clearwater, Jupiter, and Bradenton.  Three adult witnesses in Largo reported having had a disc-shaped object descend out of nearby clouds, and hover briefly near their residence in the night sky.  They report that the object suddenly darted back into the same area of the sky from which it had first come, disappearing again into the clouds.  Please see reports from Florida for the night in question.

·         New Brunswick, New Jersey, Friday, April 28th, 2017, @ 1030 hrs. (EDT)—And here is a report that arrived moments ago, after we had initiated updating the website:

Date:  04/28/17

Time:  10:30

Duration:  2 minutes

Sighting City:  New Brunswick

Sighting State:  NJ

Sighting Zip:  08901

Sighting County:  Middlesex

Witnesses:  1 (possibly multiple)

Shape:  Disk

Number of Craft:  1

Description: Shiny, silver disk witnessed high in sky above highway I-287 in New Jersey.

On my drive home early from my job as a senior research laboratory technician on I-287 South in New Jersey, I caught a glimpse of a shiny metallic object in the sky. The sky was crystal clear blue with not a single cloud in sight. At first I dismissed it as a plane, but with longer examination I realized it was a slim, nearly-flat silver disk with no vapor trail. It appeared to slowly hover to the South then in seconds it swiftly changed direction and zipped off to the East and completely vanished. I noticed other drivers had slowed and were looking and pointing at the same region of the sky where I witnessed the craft.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, April 28th, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss those reports addressed above, and perhaps others, as well.

Posted on Friday evening, April 28th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

Our website has been updated, as of the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th, with the posting to our database of cases 154 new, or newly amended, sighting reports.  As we do with every new posting of reports, we urge visitors to our website to be on the alert for defective reports.  If you encounter a report that appears to be flawed, or bogus, please send your observation to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.    

HIGHLIGHTED REPORTS

Several of the newly posted reports have caught our attention, and we feature them below:

·         Newton, Alabama, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 23:55 hrs. (EDT)—Two adults report witnessing a triangular-shaped craft, which exhibited an estimated seven white lights on its leading edge, passed overhead silently, and at very high speed.  They both estimated that its apparent size, from their vantage point, was larger than that of a full Moon. Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2   Drawing below.

·         North Myrtle Beach/Garden City/Surfside Beach, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 20:50 hrs. (EDT)—Three seemingly independent groups of witnesses report sightings of peculiar orange lights in Horry County, SC, at approximately the same time, and on the same night.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2    Witness Report 3

·         Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 08:16 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced public employee, with military background, reports having witnessed a highly-reflective, spherical object move across the clear, cloudless sky, coursing generally from north to south.  The object seemed to simply disappear instantly. Witness Report

·         Garden City, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 02:53 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, who works as a bartender, took his dogs out for a late-night walk, when he became aware of a “pink/yellow” light in the dark morning sky, which he first assumed to be a planet.  As he watched the object, however, he quickly realized that it was moving slowly across the sky.  Within seconds, the witness reports, a second similar light appeared in the sky, moved toward the first light, and the two lights “merged,” becoming noticeably brighter than either one separately, and their shape appeared to change.  Witness Report

·         Kent/Uniontown, Ohio, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, @ 22:20 hrs. (EDT)—A woman leaves volleyball practice at Kent State University, and as she drives to her parents’ residence, she becomes aware of a very bright light, which appears to be following her vehicle, and perhaps illuminating it.  As she is sitting at a red traffic signal, the object suddenly accelerates dramatically, and jumps a significant distance across the sky, scaring her very badly.  Her father witnessed the object, as well.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday night, April 20, 2017.  Peter will discuss the cases above, and several others. 

Posted Thursday afternoon, April 20th, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY ON APRIL 13, 2017

We have posted to our website approximately 130 new, and newly revised, sighting reports, received since the evening of April 7th, 2017.

We always caution visitors to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert for defects in the reports, most of all with regard to the time and date of an alleged incident.  Also, please be alert for possible hoaxes among the reports, which sometimes escape our attention as we proof-read them.

We highlight below a few of the reports which we found to be of particular interest this week: 

·         South Carolina (in-flight; above), Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 6:00 p.m. (EDT)—A person who describes himself, or herself, as a military pilot, reports having had an unidentified, diamond-shaped, metallic-looking object pass within a very close proximity to a military aircraft being piloted by the witness. Witness Report

·         Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 8:54 p.m. (approximate time) (EDT)—Multiple witnesses, stretching from Washington, Georgia, to Gastonia, North Carolina, reported having witnessed a very dramatic fireball pass rapidly across the nighttime sky.  Many witnesses were strongly of the opinion that the object was not a meteor, given the absence of a smoky trail behind it, and given that the object allegedly was witnessed by at least one witness to slow to a stop, and then shoot off along a different path from the path it had initially been following. Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2

·         Murray, Utah, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 8:00 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a long-time employee in the aerospace industry, describes his having witnessed a strange-looking, black object streak across the clear and cloudless nighttime sky.  The object allegedly covered almost the entire sky in an estimated 4 to 6 seconds.  Witness Report

Another report which we had intended to highlight during March is the following:

·         Grand Terrace, California, Friday, March 10th, 2017, @ 8:45 p.m. (PDT)—A husband and wife, out walking their dogs, witness a cluster of approximately 24 unidentified white lights, hovering in the nighttime sky.  The witnesses reported the incident to the press, which gave the incident no coverage.  Witness Report   They supplied the phot at right.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, April 13, 2015.  He will discuss the cases above, as well as others that have been submitted recently. 

Posted on Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 07TH, 2017

We have updated the website and database of sighting reports as of this date, with the posting of 188 reports that have been either received or amended by our Center since March 23rd, 2017.   

We have succeeded in doing this week what we feel is a better-than-average job of correcting errors, and either deleting or “flagging” flawed reports, but there is always the chance that defective reports may have escaped our attention.  Consequently, as visitors read through the new reports, we encourage them to be on the alert for possible errors, as well as for out-and-out hoaxes, which sometimes escape our attention.

CLARIFICATION REGARDING PAST SIGHTING REPORTS

For some reason that escapes our understanding, some visitors to our website are left with the impression that NUFORC is interested only in recent sightings, i.e. those that have occurred within the past week, or month.  However, that certainly is not the case, and we welcome reports of suspected sightings of UFOs, no matter how long ago they occurred. 

We highlight below a report of a long-past sighting, which we received recently regarding an event witnessed in July 1950 by three young teenage men who were driving in the mountains near Quincy, California, and who encountered a metallic-looking, disc-shaped object, seen hovering over a nearby mountains.  Please click on the link to the report submitted by one of the three young witnesses. Witness Report

And here is another report we received from a gentleman who experienced a more recent sighting, together with a number of his co-workers at the Newport News, Virginia Shipyard:

Newport News, Virginia, April 5th, 2017 @ 05:10 a.m. (EDT)—An adult male was standing beside the ship he was working on, taking his morning break, when he observed a large, dark-colored triangular craft, which complex blinking lights, pass overhead slowly.  Several co-workers also witnessed the craft, although they have elected not to submit reports about the incident, out of concern for their employment. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, April 7th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  Peter will discuss the two sightings above, and several others.  The program can be heard in all areas of the U. S., and around the world, on local AM radio stations. 

We will post again soon, and will include several photos that we have received recently.

This update was posted on Friday afternoon, April 7th, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2017

Our website, and database of sighting reports, have been updated as of this date, with the posting of 116 new, or recently amended, reports, submitted to our Center since Friday, March 17. 

We have proofread the reports, to the best of our ability, but there is always the possibility that some flawed, or even hoaxed, reports may have slipped through our “screening” process.  Hence, as visitors to our website read through the reports, we urge them to be on the alert for reports that may contain errors.  If you find what you believe may be a flawed report, please send us an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

One of this week’s reports that captured our attention is highlighted below:

New Orleans/Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, @ 1900 hrs. (local)—A chief engineer aboard a 240-foot long commercial delivery ship reports that he, along with several of his shipmates, witnessed a disc-shaped object rise out of the Gulf of Mexico, hover for a short time, and then suddenly accelerate, and streak off into the evening sky.  The witness estimated that the diameter of the object was approximately five times the length of the ship he was working on.  His belief is that a total of as many as 50 people, working on nearby ships, may have seen the object, as well.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio Thursday night, March 23rd, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will focus on the case addressed above, as well as on several others. 

Posted on Thursday afternoon, March 23rd, 2017.


WE BEGIN BY WISHING A HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL OF THOSE WHO CELEBRATE THAT HOLIDAY!!    

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting to our database of approximately 115 new, and recently amended, sighting reports, most of which having been submitted to our Center since March 10th.    

We have proofread the reports as carefully as time permits, but there may still be a few reports in those we have posted that are flawed, or which may be intentional hoaxes.  Every time we update the NUFORC website, we encourage visitors to allow for the fact that some of the reports may be defective, and in particular, with regard to the time and date of an alleged sighting.  Also, some may be out-and-out hoaxes, particularly those submitted by individuals who wish to remain anonymous. 

A few of the reports that have captured our interest are the following:

·         Tacoma, Washington, Sunday, March 12, 2017, @ 1945 hrs. (PDT)—Two adults, mother and daughter, witnessed a large cluster of bright lights, seen drifting across the night sky in a random pattern for approximately 10 minutes.  The objects rose in to the clouds and disappeared from sight.  Note:  At the time of this writing, we are unable to certify that the objects reported were not so-called “sky” lanterns, or “Chinese” lanterns, which are sometimes launched at celebrations.  However but we post this case, nevertheless, hoping that the report may induce other witnesses to come forward, who may also have seen the objects, and/or someone who knows what the objects were.      Witness Report   Photo to right.

·         Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, @ 2210 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a former member of the U. S. Coast Guard, witnessed a very peculiar looking object hovering in the night sky.  The object appeared to exhibit three separate lights, which were red, yellow, and white.  After the object had remained almost motionless in the night sky, it suddenly appeared to “explode” into at least two separate fragments, and fall to the ground.  The witness reported the sighting to a local law enforcement unit. Witness Report

·         And here is a report of a sighting in Anchorage, which just arrived, and which was submitted by a gentleman who describes himself as an “engineer”:

Date:  03/14/2017

Time:  23:30

sketchDuration:  20 seconds

Sighting City:  Anchorage

Sighting State:  AK

Sighting Zip:  99508

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Diamond

Number of Craft:  1

3 orbs in the shape of a triangle, morphed to a long thin line of light above tree line in Anchorage

While taking the dog for a walk, at University Lake in Anchorage, we headed through a treed trail, and on to a clearing.  After several seconds, my daughter said, “Dad, look at the lights in the trees.”  To the north, I saw three white orbs in the shape of a triangle rise above the tree line.  It appeared to turn West, and as doing so, the “orbs” turned into a long thin bright white light.  Like a long fluorescent light bulb, but so much brighter.  It then headed West and no lights were visible.  I opened my eyes wide to let as much light in as possible (the moon was not above the horizon at the time).  That is when I noticed the shape, very much like a box kite, but with triangles on top and bottom; essentially an elongated diamond. 

We stood there for about a minute after and headed back down the wooded trail talking about what we had seen.  After about 40 yards, I said let’s go back.  I was shining my flashlight on the tree line and my daughter said that if we see anything, she will record it with her IPhone. 

Once again, three orbs in the shape of a triangle appeared in the same spot slowly rising above the tree line.  This time my daughter took out her phone to record and her phone died.  She said it was at 60%.  The same scenario as above played out, the orbs turned to one long bright light, then as headed West was just a dark silhouette of an elongated diamond until it went out of view (total time about 20 seconds each occurrence.  At this point we left as it was cold.  My daughters phone did not turn back on until we got home and plugged it in.  it immediately showed 62% of battery power.” 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT) on Friday night, March 17, 2017.  Peter will discuss the two reports above, together with several others.

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, March 17, 2017. 


 

NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

We have updated the NUFORC website…the first update since February 23rd…with the posting, as of this date, to our database of approximately 266 new, and newly revised, sighting reports. 

We always encourage visitors to our website, as they read through the reports, to be on the lookout for flawed reports, and that warning is particularly a propos, given the multiple planets that are currently visible in the evening and morning skies. As anyone reading through the reports will note, the new reports are fraught with cases of mistaken identification of the planet, Venus, in the western sky, during the early and mid-portion of the evening.  We have attempted to properly identify those flawed reports, but we suspect that many reports still remain among the new reports, which have not been properly labelled as sightings of celestial bodies.

A few of the recent reports that we would like to call to the attention of visitors of our site are the following:

·         S132704Ypsilanti, Michigan, Wednesday, March 08, 2017,—Two observers report having sighted a peculiar cluster of strange lights, allegedly seen hovering in the direction of a local body of water.  The lights reportedly hovered in the nighttime sky for approximately one hour.  The witness provides what appears to NUFORC to be high quality photos and video.  If anyone visiting the NUFORC website saw the same objects, or knows what they were, we would like to invite that person to submit a written report, using our Online Report Form.  See the video here

·         Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 20, 2015, @ 13:30 hrs. (CDT)—Two sisters and their mother report having witnessed a strange looking, “barbell-shaped” object in the afternoon sky. Witness Report

We will update the NUFORC site, and share more photos and illustrations, within the next several days. 

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport usually does a weekly UFO update on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, but his appearance could not be scheduled this week.  Peter probably will appear again on Friday of next week, March 17, 2017.

Posted Friday evening, March 10, 2017. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

We have updated our website, with the posting of approximately 88 new, or newly revised, sighting reports.  When reading the reports, please be on the alert for errors and hoaxed reports…and reports about the planet, Venus, which currently is very prominent in the southwestern, and later, the western sky, during the early evening hours. 

PLEASE DO NOT REPORT A “SIGHTING” OF VENUS.  OUR TELEPHONE HOTLINE IS RECEIVING APPROXIMATELY 200 EXTRANEOUS TELEPHONE CALLS PER WEEK REGARDING VENUS, AND THOSE CALLS ARE NOW TAKING THE MAJORITY OF OUR TIME.    

UFO/PARANORMAL SUMMIT, OCEAN SHORES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to speak at the UFO/Paranormal Summit on Saturday afternoon, February 25th, 2017.  Details can be obtained at:  http://www.quinaultbeachresort.com/ufoparanormal-summit/

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday, February 24th, 2017.  Peter will discuss some recently submitted cases, which may include the following:

Capitola, California, Friday, February 13, 2017, @ 20:00 hrs. (PST)—A young woman witnessed six distinctly red objects, hovering for approximately 15 minutes, which all appeared to ascend, and fade into the night sky.  Witness Report    Photo

Distant Early Warning Line, Canada and the northern U. S., early 1950’s—A former member of the U. S. Air Force writes about the many detections, and attempted intercepts, of UFOs by the DEW line radar system.  ((PLEASE LINK TO SIGHTING REPORT #132696.))

Posted Thursday afternoon, February 23rd, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday evening, February 17th, 2017.  Peter will discuss several of the reports that have been posted to the NUFORC website on this date.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03RD, 2017

We have updated the website, and database of sighting reports, with the posting of 103 new reports, received by our Center since Friday afternoon, January 27, 2017.    

As we always share with visitors to our website, as you read the reports, please be on the alert for errors and prank reports.  We make every effort to correct errors, and either remove or properly label hoaxes, but we suspect that we do not detect all of them.  If you detect what you believe to be an error, or a prank report, please send a notification to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as promptly as we can.

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

Sahuarita, Arizona, Saturday, January 28, 2017, @ 20:50 hours (Mountain)—A husband, his wife, and their adult son were outside, intending to photograph the planet, Venus, when their attention was drawn to a cluster of orange lights, arranged in a triangular pattern, moving across the night sky.  The objects moved to the south, and disappeared over the horizon, south-southwest from the witnesses’ location.  Witness Report

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We will update the website again, within the next several days, and will attempt to post more photos and illustrations than we are able to do in this posting.

Posted Friday night, February 03rd, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 26, 2017

We have performed an abbreviated update of the NUFORC website, with the posting of 70 recent written reports to our database of cases.  The cases include a number of very interesting incidents, to include a possible abduction, and a possible animal mutilation case, both incidents from the summer of 1967.

We urge visitors to our website, as they read through the cases, to be on the alert for hoaxed, and otherwise flawed, reports.  If you encounter a case that you believe may be flawed, or an out-and-out hoax that we have failed to detect, please send an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the case, as quickly as we are able to do so.      

SIGHTINGS OF VENUS AND SIRIUS

NUFORC has been receiving an unusually large number of reports recently of both the planet, Venus, and the star, Sirius.  Tonight’s posting is heavily “peppered” with many reports of a very bright object in the southwest, or west, sky, seen during the early and mid-part of the even evening.  Venus is so bright, currently, that many people find it difficult to believe that it is merely a planet, and oftentimes flatly refuse to accept that fact.  However, that bright object in the southwest sky is Venus, and we would be most grateful if people would refrain from telephoning our Hotline about it, and/or submitting a written report about it.  Such reports are taking a great deal of our time, and unnecessarily so.

The star, Sirius, is a very bright, and very colorful, star, that is seen currently in the southeastern, or southern sky, during the latter part of any evening.  It is easily identified by the fact that it is situated to the left of, and slightly below, the easily recognized constellation, “Orion,” and it is the brightest star visible from Earth.  Many people are reporting it as a “UFO,” but it is just a very visible star, and, like Venus, it need not be reported to our Center.  We are already aware of its existence.  Thank you!!

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, January 26, 2017.  Peter usually makes his appearance, beginning at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).

We will update the website again, to include the posting of some interesting photos and video, within the next several days.

Statement posted on Thursday night, January 26, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 99 new, or revised, sighting reports, most of which have been submitted to our Center since Thursday, January 12, 2017.  In our haste during the proofreading process, we may have overlooked errors and bogus reports, so we urge visitors to our website to be on the alert for errors and pranks, as they read through the new reports.  If you note an error, or suspect a hoax, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will look at the report, at our earliest convenience. 

UFO-20170128-2050Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear for several hours on Midnight in the Desert, hosted by Heather Wade, beginning at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific), on Thursday night, January 19, 2017.  Peter will discuss his experiences in the field of ufology; his views about the U. S. press vis-à-vis UFOs; his thoughts regarding the U. S. government’s role in the presumed UFO cover-up; some thoughts about recently submitted sighting reports; and about his proposal to use “passive” radar to detect UFOs in the near-Earth environment.

Peter will make his weekly 3-5 minute-long appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, January 20, 2017.  Peter will discuss several recent cases.

We would like to highlight two cases, which were submitted to our offices recently:

·         Tokishi Shima Island, Japan, June 1st (est.), 1966, @ 1200 hrs. (local)—A former USAF radar operator alleges to have been witness to a radar intercept of what were interpreted by radar personnel to have been five disc-shaped objects, initially detected at approximately 25 (statute) miles to the north of the radar unit.  The source of the report asserts that three jet fighters were “scrambled” to the area where the discs were being detected, but that the discs appeared to avoid the aircraft by disappearing from radar, and perhaps from the pilots’ sight.  At least seven USAF personnel were witness to the alleged event.  Witness Report

·         Fort Collins, Colorado, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, @ 2330 hrs. (Mountain)—A male engineering student reports having witnessed a cluster of 5-7 (est.) fluorescent green objects pass rapidly overhead, moving from south to north at a very rapid angular velocity, and disappearing from his sight in the northern sky.  The witness asserts that the formation of lights shifted from a chevron pattern, to a straight line, as they moved rapidly to the north, passing through approximately 100-120 degrees of arc in, he estimates, 5-10 seconds. Witness Report

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Posted on Thursday night, January 19, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

The NUFORC website has been updated as of the evening of Thursday, January 12, 2017, with the posting of 72 new sighting reports, received since Friday afternoon, January 06th, 2017. 

We have worked unusually diligently this week to remove errors from the reports, and to remove prank reports from the database, but there is always a possibility of flawed reports being posted to our site.  Hence, we always urge all visitors to our website to be on the alert for flawed, or hoaxed, reports, when reading through our database of sightings, given that virtually all of them are uninvestigated, and undocumented. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Peter usually appears at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) for 3-5 minutes, and will discuss some recently received cases, to include the following:

·         East Orange, Vermont, Saturday, November 11, 1979, (est.) @ approximately 0130 hrs.—A father and son travel from Massachusetts to East Orange, Vermont, to overnight in their hunting trailer, and planning to be ready for opening day of deer season.  As they approach their trailer from the other side of a valley, they are at first confused by why the lights in the trailer are illuminated, and why they look so strange from a distance.  They quickly reason that it may be because a relative has arrived before them, and he is up late, waiting for their arrival.  They learn later that the relative was, in fact, still in Massachusetts, and had not traveled to Vermont at all, that weekend.  Very interesting case. Witness Report

·         Borrego Springs/Superstition Hill, California, June 1st, 1997, @ 1800 hrs. (PDT)—Two young men are camped in an area where U. S. Navy jets are practicing low-altitude maneuvers.  Later that night, the side of Table Mountain suddenly is illuminated by a peculiar looking object, that simply rises slowly, and vertically, against the side of the mountain, and then descends back to where it had come from.  Shortly after that first sighting, the two men detected a “nebulous blob of sparkly lights” in the night sky. Witness Report

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·         Orland Park, Illinois, Monday, September 05th, 2016, @ 0400 hrs. (CDT)—A man, who describes himself as a public employee, awakes in his bedroom, and is alarmed to discover three peculiar wounds on his forearm, oriented in an isosceles triangular pattern.  He was possible witness to a peculiar flash of green light, possibly on that night, and allegedly on subsequent nights, as well.  Witness Report

 

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NUFORC will update its site again, possibly over the upcoming weekend, or later next week. 


WE HAVE MOVED!

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Our telephone service should operate smoothly, since all incoming calls to our Hotline will be automatically forwarded to our telephone. In addition, we anticipate that our internet services will be uninterrupted, although it may require several days for us to activate our new high-speed internet connection. Hence, please be patient while we get these services set up, and operating smoothly.


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