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HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 18, 2014

We have posted 166 new reports to our homepage, received since our last posting on April 11th.  We have attempted to remove, or properly label, all flawed reports, but there is always the likelihood that we have missed several of them.  Consequently, please be on the constant lookout for reports that may be of something other than sightings of suspected UFOs. 

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Peter is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), on Friday night, April 18, 2014, to provide a brief summary of a few of the more interesting reports that we have posted to our website, as of this date.

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

We would like to wish all those who visit our website, and who celebrate the Easter Holiday, a very Happy Easter!

We will update our homepage again within the next several days. 

--Statement posted Friday evening, April 18, 2014. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

We have posted approximately 210 new, and newly amended, sighting reports, as of this date.  Although we attempt to remove all flawed reports and hoaxes, we are rarely able to detect and remove all of them.  Consequently, we recommend that as you read them, remain on the lookout for reports that may be frivolous, or may be of normal objects of terrestrial origin.  If you detect what you believe may be a flawed report, please send an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue immediately.

Also, some of the reports from the first week of April may be attempts to introduce hoaxed reports into our database of sightings.  We have been informed that there was a world-wide effort to fly model airplanes and quad-copters, with LED lights affixed, in order to generate a wave of false reports.  It appears to us that some people may have submitted such reports, but it is difficult to be certain.  If anyone visiting our website may have submitted such a bogus report, and it is posted to our site, we would welcome a notification from the perpetrator of the hoax, so that we can remove the report from our database.  

RADIO APPEARANCES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Peter will make two appearances on Friday night.  The first will be a two-hour appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), during which he will be accompanied by four guests, who will be describing their sightings in

1.     Jefferson, Maine, on April 04th Full Report

2.     Orlando, Florida, on April 06th Full Report  Video

3.     Vancouver, Washington, on April 06th Full Report

4.     East Jackson, Michigan, on April 10th Full Report

Peter will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), in order to discuss a few of the more interesting reports that have been submitted to NUFORC during the last week. 

Some of the reports that will be discussed are those addressed above, as well as a few that have arrived after we began the update of our website, this afternoon, which are copied below:

·         Date:  4/11/2014

·         Time:  15:05

·         Duration:  15-20 minutes

·         Sighting City:  Phoenix

·         Sighting State:  AZ

·         Sighting Zip:  85044

·         Sighting County:  Maricopa

·         Witnesses:  1

·         Shape:  Sphere

·         Number of Craft:  1

SUMMARY:  Point of light or bright object in the daytime sky.

Description:  I was outside of Chick-Fil-A, eating in the parking lot.  I saw a point of light pretty high in the NE sky, probably at a 45 degrees angle up.  It was stationary for some time, at least 5 minutes, but then I noticed slow movement towards the East. 

After a minute or so it then seemed to descend somewhat in a southeasterly direction and was getting slightly larger which made me realize it was getting closer.  Then it slowed and switched directions and headed north.  I noticed that it was very visible with polarized sunglass but barely visible without. 

It started moving north and ascending in altitude.  At that point I got out of my car and approached someone leaving the diner and asked them if they could see it.  He could not see anything but I could see it with my polarized glasses. 

I took two photos.  I deleted the first as I noticed my iPhone camera could not detect the object.  The second one I kept to bring home and see if could indeed pull it out with some enhancement.  I was able to actually see a faint point of light in the photograph. 

The object must have been highly reflective being that I couldn't spot it hardly at all until I viewed it through polarized lenses. 

Eventually the object seemed to accelerate slight and slowly vanished out of sight heading due north. I tried to call a friend on the north side of town to see if he could see it but he didn't answer.

 

·         Date:  04/11/14

·         Time:  18:15

·         Duration:  Seconds

·         Sighting City:  Headland

·         Sighting State:  AL

·         Sighting Zip:  36345

·         Sighting County:  Dale

·         Witnesses:  3

·         Shape:  Flash

Summary:  Loud explosion bang and flash of light at two different locations.

Description: Heard a loud bang…almost loud explosion sound, and then a flash of light came through house.  Happened at two different homes, two different locations about a mile apart.

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, April 11, 2014. 


HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 04TH, 2014

We have posted approximately 200 new, and newly amended, reports to our database of sighting reports, as of the date shown above.  If, while reading any of those reports, you find one that is flawed, or which appears to be a hoax, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will tend to the issue as quickly as possible.

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 04TH, 2014

Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear briefly on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone) on Friday night, April 4th, 2014.  Peter will discuss a number of cases that have been submitted to the Center, since his last appearance on Coast to Coast on March 27th, 2014.

Some of the cases that Peter may address during the program are the following:

·         Lehigh Acres, Florida, Thursday, March 27th, 2014, @ 23:30 hrs. (EDT) — An adult male reports witnessing a very strange creature, approximately 3 feet tall, run through his back yard, between two nearby houses, and race down the street.  The mother of the witness reports that he was badly frightened by the experience.   Full Report

·         Auburn, New York, Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, @ 22:00 hrs. (EDT) — Two adult males, both described as law enforcement officers, and the wife of one of them, report witnessing a triangular craft hovering in proximity to the home of two of the witnesses.  The computer tablet being used by one of the witnesses suddenly stops functioning, and the house lights in the neighborhood begin flickering, while the object is present. Full Report

·         Jefferson, Maine, Friday, April 4th, 2014, @ 14:15 hrs. (EDT)  —An adult male reports witnessing an estimated 16 objects maneuvering high in the daytime sky for approximately 15 minutes.  The objects appear to the witness to fly in different directions, suggesting that the objects are self-propelled, and not drifting with any prevailing wind.  The objects are reported to have been observed by a second adult witness, who was at a different location from the first witness. Full Report

We will post new material to the homepage in the near future. 

Posted Friday night, April 4th, 2014.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 27, 2014

We have posted approximately 120 new, and newly received, reports, as of the date above.  We have tried our best to remove most errors from the reports, and remove those reports that appear to be hoaxes, but we cannot guarantee that we have removed all of them.  If you encounter what appears to be a defective, or hoaxed, report, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report.

RADIO APPEARANCES, THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH

Peter will appear on the radio program, “Ground Zero,” hosted by Clyde Lewis, at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific) for an hour, to talk about reported interactions between aircraft and UFOs. 

Peter will also appear briefly on the “Coast to CoastAM” radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) for a few minutes, to give his weekly update on recent sighting reports.  Peter will address the two cases, featured below:

·         Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, @ 22:00 hrs. (Alaska) — Two sets of independent witnesses, located in Clam Gulch and Nikiski, on the west shoreline of the Kenai Peninsula, reported witnessing at least six bright orange/red lights flying over the water of Cook Inlet.  One set of witnesses report that four of the objects settled close to the surface of the water, while two other of the lights rose high in the sky.  The lights appeared to be drifting toward a nearby fuel refinery.   Full Report 1   Full Report 2

·         Arnold, Maryland, Thursday, March 27, 2014, @ 04:30 hrs. (Eastern) — A fireman was loading his gear into his truck, preparing to depart for work.  His peripheral vision registered a cluster of lights, located off to his side, but he ignored them, at first.  A few seconds later, he looked back at the lights, and quickly realized that he was looking at a very strange triangular craft, with three solid white lights, hovering over a nearby row of trees.   Full Report

Also, time permitting during the program, Peter may discuss recent sighting reports that involve unexplained loud sounds, and alleged electro-magnetic interference cases.  These types of cases are being reported to NUFORC with increasing frequency. 

In the next several days, we will attempt to post some video footage, which has been submitted to our Center, recently. 

Statement posted on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2014

The NUFORC website has been updated, as of the evening of Friday, March 21st.  We have posted approximately 60 new reports, which have been submitted since our last posting on March 19.

If any visitor to our site detects an error in a report, or encounters a report that he suspects may be erroneous, we would welcome an e-mail about the report in question, submitted to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue immediately.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Center Director, appeared for two hours on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Friday evening, March 21st, Z014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Details of the program can be obtained at www.Rense.com. 

Jeff and Peter appeared, together with two sets of guests.  The first was a gentleman who experienced a very dramatic sighting near West Fork, Arkansas, at 03:35 hrs. (Central) on Sunday morning, March 16, 2014, as he drove north on Interstate 540, just north of Mile Marker 32.  A very bright object rose from behind a row of trees, paused, and then accelerated vertically into the night sky, changing in color from yellow, to red, and then to “magenta.”  The entire sighting lasted less than five seconds.  Other cars were slowing and stopping on the interstate, ostensibly to view the object. Full Report    

The other set of witnesses were a family from Jordan, Minnesota, who witnessed a very strange object that appeared to be hovering in the night sky, not too far from their neighborhood.  It appeared to be elongate, and it had two rows of very bright red and green lights, which ran along the top of the craft, one row above the other.  The object began to move, and then streaked off into the night sky.  The sighting lasted an estimated 20-25 seconds.  Full Report   

We will update our website again during the upcoming week.

Posted Saturday, March 22st, 2014.


NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON MARCH 18, 2014

We have posted approximately 415 new, or newly amended, sighting reports to our database of cases.  Most of the new reports were received at our Center after Thursday, February 27, 2014.  We expect to renew the site again, later this week, but we wanted to post the new reports, as quickly as possible.  If, while reading the new reports, you find a report that appears to have a flaw, or which appears to be a hoaxed report, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the possible flaw as quickly as possible. 

We would like to call to the attention to the visitors to our website the following case:

WEST FORK, ARKANSAS, ON SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 2014, @ 03:35 HRS. (CDT) - A professional truck driver, driving north on Interstate 540, and just north of Mile Marker 32, witnesses an intensely bright yellow light rise from the ground on the west side of the highway.  The object paused for a moment, and then streaked vertically upward into the night sky, changing its color to red, then “magenta.”  Other cars were stopped on the roadway.  The witness reported that reception by his vehicle’s radio seemed to be affected by the event. Full Report   

RADIO APPEARANCE BY PETER DAVENPORT

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will appear on the Jeff Rense radio program at 7:00-9:00 p.m., on Friday, March 21, 2014.  Details can be found at www.Rense.com. 

Our website will be updated again, later this week.


Posted on Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014.

NUFORC SITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014

In preparation for a brief appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program tonight, we have updated our website with approximately 160 new reports, submitted since February 21st.  In the course of our proof-reading of the submitted reports, we have made every attempt possible to eliminate errors, hoaxed reports, profanity, and personal information about the individuals involved in the reports.  However, there is always a chance that we have committed an oversight, so please be on the lookout for errors in the reports, and please feel free to report them to our Center at director@ufocenter.com.

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014, @ 10:15 P.M. (PST)

Peter Davenport will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, to discuss some of the recent sightings reported to NUFORC since the last update of our website and database of sighting reports, which occurred on February 21st.  We list below a couple of particularly dramatic sightings, which Peter will discuss during his appearance:

·         Memphis/Collierville, Tennessee, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, @ 18:30 hrs. (EST)—A retired airline pilot witnesses an estimated 8-10 red objects move from west to east, in “nose to tail” formation.  Many other similar reports were submitted at about the same time, and on the same date.  Full Report

·         Washington Court House, Ohio, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, @ 20:00 hrs. (EST)—A father and daughter witness three bright, and distinctly yellow, lights moving across a clear sky.  Suddenly, a fourth similar light joins the first three, they execute a turn and align themselves in a straight line, then all extinguish at once.  Full Report

·         Attica, New York, Thursday, February 27th, 21:33 hrs. (EST)—Three adult witnesses are driving in the vicinity of a “wind farm,” when they become aware that the woods nearby are illuminated by a peculiar orange light.  The witnesses drive toward the light, and see an object radiating orange light lift from among the windmills, and ascend into the night sky. 

Copied report:

Date:  02/27/14

Time:  21:33

Duration:  5 minutes

Sighting City:  Attica

Sighting State:  NY

Sighting Zip:  14011

Sighting County:  Wyoming

Witnesses:  3

Shape:  Circle

Number of Craft:  1

Description:  We were driving on a road en-route to our home and seen an orange glow in the sky on the next hill over, close to where they had just put up 58 new windmills.  I decided to take a detour and check this out, so we did.  When we got near the road, the woods were lit up like I've never seen before.  We had pulled over to watch and see what was going on and then seen this weird object lifted up above the mills, and hovers there in silence.  And then lifted more, and was gone.

·         Hixson, Tennessee, Thursday, February 27th, @ 22:55 hrs. (EST)—An adult male, with sky-watching experience, witnesses an unlighted, triangular shaped object glide across the night sky.  When last observed, the object was headed toward Chattanooga, TN. 

Copied report:

Date:  02/27/14

Time:  22:55

Duration:  12 seconds

Sighting City:  Hixson

Sighting State:  TN

Sighting Zip:  37343

Sighting Country:  United States

Sighting County:  Hamilton

Witnesses:  1

Shape:  Triangle

Number of Craft:  1

 

Summary: Triangular object with no lights gliding across the night sky.

Description:  At 10:55 EST in Hixson, TN, a suburb of Chattanooga, I was standing outside letting me dog out when out of the corner of my eye I saw what appeared to be a triangular object with no lights on it gliding across the night sky.  It was difficult to tell how high the object was, because there were no lights on it to help judge the distance, but I would guess relatively low due to the fact that it was about 1/8 to 1/5 the size of a full moon. 

There was no sound, and it was traveling east south east toward the center of Chattanooga. I observed the object for about 12 seconds or so as it flew out of sight remaining the same speed and direction the entire time. 

I've always been interested in looking up at the stars, and I own a telescope.  I have never seen anything like this before.  Since it had NO lights on it, it appeared a dark gray over the night sky.  I strained to get as clear of view as possible and could not make out any form of a plane or bird.  It definitely had a triangle shape.

Posted Thursday night, February 27th, 2014.


WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2014

We have updated out website, as of this date, and have posted approximately 190 new, and newly revised, sighting reports.  We request that people be on the look-out for flawed reports, which may have slipped through our hasty proof-reading process.

WEEKLY APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will appear briefly on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, February 21st, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss several of the more interesting reports that have been received over the past week, including two reports of strange sounds and light displays, which seem to be unexplainable.  Two of the cases that Peter will discuss are the following:

·         Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, February 19*, 2014, @ 15:00 hrs. (Central) - A family, and multiple other witnesses, report having been witness to a strange, vibrating sound, which seemed to emanate from the daytime sky.  The witness asserts that the sound was so loud that drivers allegedly were stopping their vehicles, and staring at the sky, hoping to locate the cause, and source of the sound.  We have not spoken with the witness to the alleged event, so we consider the case to be unconfirmed, at the time of its posting, and the date of the alleged sighting is either February 19, or February 12th.  The source was unclear about the date of the event. Full Report

·         Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, @ 1916 hrs. (Mountain) - An experienced pilot, who holds an ATP license, and who has 26,000 hours as pilot-in-command, reports having witnessed three very peculiar orange lights, hovering near Picture Rocks, AZ.  The lights simply “winked out,” and disappeared from sight. Full Report

We copy below another report, in “raw” and unedited form, which arrived late today, after we had begun the process of updating our database of cases.  This sighting occurred on Friday, February 14, 2014, just 35 minutes before a similar sighting reportedly occurred near Satellite Beach, Florida. 

Date:  02/14/14

Time:  18:45

Duration:  45 minutes

Sighting City:  Stephens City

Sighting State:  VA

Sighting Zip:  22655

Witnesses:  3

Shape:  Light

Number of Craft:  4

 

Description:  Orange lights changing to red lights. Seemed to interact at times.

 

190 Description:  Nearly home from work with about 30 seconds of drive time left, I witnessed three large very bright orange light appear “thrown” into the sky.  The light changed from orange to red several times and moved in random directions, but in a graceful manner.

 

I immediately ran into my house to grab my smart phone and managed to get three short videos.  The objects would fade away and then reappear seconds and sometimes minutes later.  The lights seemed to interact with one another at times.

 

Eventually, the lights all disappeared.  I waited outside for another twenty minutes or so with little faith that they would return again.  To my surprise, the lights returned once more in another area of the sky for about two minutes and then vanished for good.”

We will update the NUFORC website again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday afternoon, February 21st, 2014.


WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, and have posted 229 new, or recently amended, sighting reports.  Please be on the lookout for errors and omissions, and please report any oversights you detect to director@ufocenter.com. 

New evidence in January 23rd, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, photograph of discs in noontime sky

Last week, we posted a photograph, taken in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday, January 23rd, of four “discs,” which allegedly were seen by the witness at the time the photo was taken.  We post here two “enhanced” versions of the photos, provided by an individual who visited our website, and who has considerable experience at photo-analysis.  His initial impression, like ours, was that the images were reflections of ceiling lights, reflected by a plate glass window in front of the witness’s camera.  However, the witness assures us, yet again, that he was standing on an outdoor balcony, at the time the sighting occurred, and the photo was taken.  We post below the two “enhanced” versions of the original photo, to let visitors to our website decide for themselves.  Photo Enhancement 1     Photo Enhancement 2

We feature below a few cases which we have found to be particularly interesting:

·         SL1Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, February 09th, 2014, @ 0200 HRS. (EST) - Two sisters returned to their home, when they suddenly notice five strange looking red lights, arranged in the night sky in a vertical orientation.  The five lights are suddenly joined by a sixth, which moves in from the left side of the vertical column of five lights.  Then the lights began to change from red to orange, and suddenly disappear from sight.  NOTE:  The overhead lamps, which appeared in the video taken by one of the witnesses, seem to have changed color from white to red, during the event.  Neither witness was aware that the street lights may have changed colors during the sighting, but they believe that they were so focused on the object being photographed that they may not have been focused.  Please see photos. 

·         Citrus Heights, California, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, @ 23:30 hrs. (PST) - As a woman is accompanying her parents to their automobile, all three witness a peculiar orange light in the night sky, which seems to slow its movement across the sky, and which is then quickly joined by a second similar looking light.  The two lights stop momentarily, and then continue their movement across the sky.  The witness captured 49 seconds of video.  Her report can be read here. 

·         Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, September 28, 2013, @ 19:15 hrs. - A retired Arizona Highway Patrol officer witness an estimated 150 orange objects fly from west to east in the nighttime sky.  One of the officer’s neighbors captured the objects with his video camera.  The officer’s report can be read here.    We post the footage here

Posted on Friday evening, February 14, 2014.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2014

We have updated our database of sighting reports, as of this date, posting approximately 190 new, and newly amended, reports. 

We request that visitors to our site be on the alert for any errors or oversights in our proofreading process.  If you find defective or hoaxed reports that we have overlooked, please send a message to Director@UFOCenter.com, and we will review the report in question for errors.

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM RADIO PROGRAM FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 07, 2014

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make a brief appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday night, February 07th, 2014, to discuss some interesting cases that have been reported recently to the National UFO Reporting Center.  A few of the reports which may be discussed are the following:

·         Spokane Valley, Washington, Wednesday, February 05th, 2014, @ 02:00 hrs. (PST)—A husband and wife report being awakened by a very loud sound, which shook their house.  They look out a window and witness a very colorful object in the western sky.  Their son observed it with them.  Full Report

·         Bluefield, West Virginia, Sunday, February 02nd, 2014, @ 21:00 hrs. (EST)—A young man, who serves in the military, was driving with his fiancée on Interstate 77 southbound.  As they drive out of a tunnel, they are suddenly illuminated by a very bright light, and then a flash.  Their next conscious recollection is that they are much further down the highway.  Full Report  

·         Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, January 23, 2014, @ 12:00 hrs. (EST)—A man is awaiting a job interview, and steps out on the veranda of the waiting room.  He sees, and photographs, four discs in the noontime sky.  The witness was standing outdoors, so the discs are not reflections of ceiling lights in the room behind him.  Full Report

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We post below two reports of sightings of orange “fireballs,” that arrived late on the afternoon of Friday, February 07th, too late to be included in our database before we began the posting process:

Date:  02/07/14

Time:  20:55

Duration:  about 2 minutes

Sighting City:  Rochester

Sighting State:  NY

Sighting Zip:  14607

Sighting County:  Monroe

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Light

Number of Craft: 1

 

Summary:  Solid bright orange light flying low and very quickly

 

Description:  Near The Strong Museum of Play, Monroe Ave area.  Seen when we were walking from the car to the house.  We saw a light heading towards us in the sky from far south and west of Rochester.  Bright orange light zipped across the sky nearly overhead, from SW of the city to NE.  Clear sky; bright moon, 10 to 15 visible stars.  No blinking.  No visible trail behind.  Looked to be lower than a commercial airplane would fly.  No sound.  Faded away in the distance but did not drop below horizon line.  It crossed the entire sky in less than 2 minutes.  No flickering or blinking, just a solid bright orange glow whizzing by faster than any plane I have seen.  Brighter than a lighter in your hand on a dark night.

 

 

Date:  02/07/2014

Time:  19:50

Duration:  1-2 min.

Sighting City:  Madison Lake

Sighting State:  MN

Sighting Zip:  56063

Sighting County:  Blue Earth

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Light

Number of Craft:  3

 

Summary:  Three orange lights in the sky

 

Description:  My husband and I were driving east on Highway 60 toward the small town of Madison Lake.  Just before entering city limits, I noticed two orange lights in the northeast sky.  They were not blinking as airplanes do, and they were close together.  They appeared to remain parallel; it almost suggested they were flying in a formation. As we continued east into town, I noticed a third orange light to my right (the southern sky).  We watched this light cross our path above us, flying from south to north.  At first we thought maybe it was a meteor, but the brightness was consistent.  It was fast, but not super-fast, just steady.  We wondered if it was joining the other two lights.  By this time, the other two lights disappeared.  We watched the third light for about 30 seconds to a minute before it disappeared.

The observers are college-educated professionals; one a business-owner, the other a university professor.  This is our first sighting of an unidentified object.  It was so strange and unexplained that I felt compelled to report it to someone.

Over the weekend, we will post several other photos and videos of recent sightings, which illustrate the sightings of “fireballs” that have been reported to our Center in the recent past.

Statement posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on the evening of Friday, February 07, 2014.


WEBSITE UPDATED ON JANUARY 30TH, 2014

We have updated the website with approximately 160 new, and newly amended, sighting reports, as of Thursday night, January 30th.  Tomorrow afternoon, we will post several photos and videos, submitted with recent sighting.

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST AM RADIO PROGRAM

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, beginning at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time), on Thursday night, January 30th.  Peter will be talking about recent sightings, to include one dramatic sighting in Virginia on January 29th, and several dramatic sightings from New Hampshire.

Posted on Thursday night, January 30th, 2014.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014

We have updated the website, as of Friday evening, January 24th, and have posted approximately 220 new, and newly revised, reports.

The bulk of the new reports are of alleged sightings of clusters of red and orange “fireballs,” a phenomenon that we have addressed numerous times on this homepage.  For anyone wishing to know more about this curious and, we believe, unexplained, phenomenon, we would like to direct the reader to our database of cases, where the “fireball” reports can easily be identified, for any given month of reports.

Just as we were preparing this statement, we received an e-mail, which contained a link to video of a cluster of lights, allegedly seen over Okinawa, Japan.  We have no means of documenting the event, or what the objects are, but they are exemplary of the many reports of “fireballs” that have been submitted to our Center: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5ZWMGqmp8

Also, NUFORC has received a number of interesting sighting reports, in which the witnesses either report, or suspect, that interference of electro-magnetic signals, and/or electronic equipment, has occurred briefly, during a sighting.  We feature below three such reports:

·         Nixon, Texas, on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, @ 04:47 hrs. (CST)—An individual, who describes himself as an amateur astronomer, describes witnessing an object descend out of the morning sky, and perhaps land.  He believes that his video camera was affected during the incident.  Link to video in report. Full Report

·         Prescott, Arizona, on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, @ 20:15 hrs. (MST)—NUFORC receives two reports from seemingly independent sources about a peculiar bright white lights that streaks across the sky, slows to a dead stop, and then suddenly accelerates very quickly and disappears over the horizon.  The second witness reports that bizarre, metallic, “clanging” sounds emanated from his radio, during the time the object was above him. Full Report

·         Marysville, California, on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, @ 17:15 hrs. (PST)—A woman witnesses a number of spheres in the western sky at sunset.  The objects were maneuvering relative to each other, suddenly turned red, and disappeared from sight.  The witness reports that other witnessed discussed the event on their Facebook pages, and several of them asserted that their cell telephones would not connect, while the strange objects were above them.  Full Report

PETER DAVENPORT WILL APPEAR ON COAST TO COAST AM, FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 24TH--Peter Davenport will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM with host, George Noory, at approximately 22:15 hrs. (Pacific Standard Time), to discuss some of the more interesting cases that NUFORC has received since his last appearance on January 16th.  Details of the program can be found at www.CoasttoCoastAM.com.

Posted on Friday evening, January 24th, 2014.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON JANUARY 16, 2014

The website, and database of sighting reports, have been updated as of the evening of Thursday, January 16, 2014.

If, while reading the reports, you encounter one that appears to be flawed, or which is an obvious hoax, please call the report to our attention, and we will address the issue as quickly as possible.

PETER DAVENPORT ON COAST TO COAST ON JANUARY 16, 2014

Peter will appear on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:10 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, January 16, 2014.  Peter will discuss some of the recent, and more dramatic, cases that have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center over the last several weeks, including the following reports, and perhaps others:

·         Crystal Springs, Texas, Wednesday, January 15, 2014, @ 20:45 hrs. (Central)—An adult male, with considerable experience in law enforcement, reports that while he was driving north on “FM 1433,” he witnessed an object streak from his “10:00 o’clock” position, off to his quartering left, to his “6:00 o’clock” position, covering that 120-degree angle, in an estimated five seconds.  During the five seconds that it was visible to the witness, the object gave off four extremely bright flashes of light, at regular time intervals. Full Report  

·         Hartwell, Georgia, Sunday, January 12, 2014, @ 20:15 hrs. (Eastern)—A medevac helicopter reports witnessing three orange lights streak across the night sky.  They were visible to the witness for an estimated 10 seconds, who believes that they were within a half a nautical mile of his position, and that they were traveling at approximately 150-200 knots.  Toward the end of the sighting, the objects suddenly split up, and flew off in different directions at high speed.  Full Report

Because of our desire to update the website before Peter’s radio appearance on the evening of January 16th, we forgo posting photos and videos with this update.  We have received many good photos, over the last month, most of which pertain to sightings of the red and orange “fireballs” that NUFORC has been reporting frequently, since May 2012.  Many of the photos and videos are quite dramatic, and we hope to have several of the higher-quality ones posted this weekend.

Statement posted on Thursday evening, January 16, 2014.


NUFORC WEBPAGE UPDATE ON JANUARY 10TH, 2014 - Over the course of the last two weeks, our Center has been inundated with an abnormally large volume of sighting reports, submitted from around the world.  We have received approximately 650-700 reports, during that time period, which we have posted to our website, as of January 10th. 

To put this volume of reports in better perspective, two years ago, we considered a “normal” volume of reports to be between 250 and 500 per month.  Hence, NUFORC has been receiving reports at approximately 3-4 times what we used to consider normal.  What this translates to is that our workload of getting all the reports proof-read and posted amounts to 3-4 times what it used to be, which explains why it is taking us a bit longer to get all of the new reports up on our website. 

We have made our best effort to proof-read the reports we have posted, but there is always the possibility of our overlooking flawed reports.  Consequently, we always request of the visitors to our site to be on the look-out for cases that have errors, or which can be explained away by mundane events, of terrestrial origin.  If you find what you believe to be a flawed report, please send a note to Director@UFOCenter.com, and we will address the issue, and make changes, as may be required.  Thank you! 

APPEARANCE ON JEFF RENSE RADIO TALK SHOW @ 7:00-9:00 PM (PACIFIC) ON JANUARY 10TH - Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make a two-hour appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program tonight, Friday, January 10th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific).  Jeff and Peter will host four guests from Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington State, and Oregon, all of whom have experienced recent, and dramatic, sightings over those states.

APPEARANCE ON COAST-TO-COAST AM, HOSTED BY GEORGE NOORY, @ 10:10 PM (PACIFIC) , ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 10TH - Peter will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory, to provide a brief summary of some of the more interesting reports that NUFORC has received since his last appearance on January 1st.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - Our Center has received photos and videos related to many of the reported sightings, and within the next several days, we will post some of the better ones.  Our principal objective on this date is to get the database of sighting reports updated, so members of the audiences to the radio programs described above will be able to read the text of the reports that Peter will be speaking about tonight. 

Posted:  Friday afternoon, January 10th, 2014. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013

We have updated the NUFORC website on the evening of December 12, 2013, posting approximately 160 new, or newly amended, sighting reports, submitted to our Center since our last update on the evening of December 5th.

Given our haste to post before two radio appearances by Peter Davenport, Center Director, scheduled for December 12 and December 13, we strongly suspect that our process of proof-reading the reports posted tonight has been slipshod, at best, relative to what we usually try to do.  Hence, please be on the look-out for reports of Venus, Sirius, the International Space Station, and of other events of terrestrial origin, which have nothing to do with the sighting of “bona fide” UFOs.

We feature below a few of the more interesting reports we have received, over the past week, and some of which Peter may discuss during his radio appearances:

·         Sacramento, California, June 1960, during daytime—A woman reports that one afternoon, her 5-year old twin brother came racing into the family home, babbling almost hysterically about having just seen a metallic-looking disc.  Years later, when asked about the incident, he admitted that the sighting had occurred, but he refused to talk about it. Full Report

·         North Pole, Alaska, December 08, 2013, @ 03:30 hrs. (AK time)—On Sunday, December 8th, a highly-educated adult female was awakened by her young dog, which seemed to her to be acting strangely.  The witness immediately became aware of a strange, subtle “warbling” sound, which she seemed to “feel,” more than hear.  Suddenly, her dog fell on its side, and lay in an apparent catatonic-like state, with its eyes open, and totally unresponsive to its owner’s voice. Full Report   The next night, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the woman and another adult witness with her witnessed three balls of orange light streak across their front yard, an event that was visible for only 3-5 seconds.  The objects were bright enough to cast distinct shadows on their front yard.   

·         West Ossipee, New Hampshire, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, @ 1654 hrs. (EST)—Three adults witness the sudden appearance of approximately eight orange lights suddenly appear, hover in the night sky, and then equally suddenly, just disappear from their sight. Full Report

Posted Thursday, December 12, 2013. 


WEBSITE UPDATED ON DECEMBER 5TH, 2013

As a result of some recent, and dramatic, sighting reports, we have elected to update the NUFORC website again, just a few days following our last update on December 2nd.  We have done a hasty job of proof-reading this time, so please be on the lookout for flawed reports, or hoaxes, which we may have missed.

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make a brief appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 22:10 hrs. (Pacific), on Thursday, December 5th, in order to talk about recent sighting reports.  He will focus on a handful of reported sightings, to include the two we feature below:

PONCA/OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2013, @ 19:37 HRS. (CST) - A young woman, driving in fog from Ponca, OK, to Oklahoma City on Interstate-35 with her 4-year old son, witnesses a brilliantly bright orange, round glowing light in the fog.  She passes it, only to see approximately ten more similar looking objects, hovering above, and alongside, the interstate.  Other cars passed her vehicle, either apparently oblivious to the objects, or perhaps attempting to get away from them.  We post an artist’s rendition of what the objects may have looked like below, based on the witness’s description (Artwork courtesy of Art Saarinen)  Full Report  S105032

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2013, @ 08:00 HRS. (PST) - An adult male reports having witnessed an unidentified circular object approach a flock of geese in the morning sky.  The presence of the object near the birds reportedly caused them to break their “V” formation and scatter in all directions.  The birds reportedly seemed to fly in an erratic manner, seemingly trying to return to formation, but unsuccessfully.  Suddenly, the round object, and the birds, reportedly appeared to suddenly just disappear from the witness’s view. Full Report

Finally, we post below, in unedited form, a late-breaking case which arrived, just as we were updating the NUFORC website.  The report does not appear in our database of sighting reports.

DAVENPORT, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2013, @ 19:00 HRS. (EST)

Date:  12/05/2013

Time:  19:00

Duration:  3-5 minutes

Sighting City:  Davenport

Sighting State:  FL

Sighting Zip:  33896

Sighting County:  Polk

Witnesses:  4

Number of Craft:  1

Lights On Object:  Yes

Aura:  Yes

Changed color:  Yes

 

Description: Large orange light seen in night sky from Davenport, FL.

Large orange light came into view from the north heading south, just over the roof line of our backyard neighbor.  Light stopped directly east of where we were standing in our back yard (our backyard faces east), and appeared stationary for several seconds, perhaps a minute, before it started moving east, or started to dim (we were unable to tell if it was moving out of view or dimming) until it became a tiny red dot and then disappeared.

Website updated on Thursday evening, December 05th, 2013. 


WEBSITE UPDATED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013.

We have updated our database of sighting reports, as of this date.  We have posted approximately 350 new reports, which have been submitted via our Online Report Form since November 20th.

We always proof-read reports before we post them, but there is always the possibility that we may fail to detect errors, or hoaxed reports.  We encourage visitors to our site, as they read the reports, to be on the lookout for errors that we have failed to detect, in the course of our screening the reports.  If you encounter what you think may be a flawed report, please send a message to Director@ufocenter.com, and we will attempt to deal with the problem as quickly as possible.

APPEARANCE OF RED/ORANGE “FIREBALLS” CONTINUES

At the risk of being repetitive, we call to the attention to visitors to our website the apparent continuation of the “fireball” phenomenon.  For anyone interested in the phenomenon, we encourage them to read the reports from the evenings of November 20, November 28, and November 29, 2013. 

Examples of one of the more dramatic sightings of “fireballs” are the following:

·         BERLIN (CORNERS), VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013, @ 1645 HRS. (EST)—An adult male witnesses a large cluster of orange fireballs in the evening sky.  Full Report

·         BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013, @ 1800 HRS. (EST)—An adult male and female witness a cluster of 6 red lights maneuver in the nighttime sky. Full Report

·         HOPKINS, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013, @ 1945 HRS. (CST)—A family, returning from Thanksgiving dinner, witness 20-30 bright red dots of light in the southwestern sky. Full Report

·         ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013, @ 1830 HRS. (EST)—A husband, wife, and two children reportedly witness the sky suddenly darken, before they witnessed a cluster of orange “orbs” pass overhead.  Full Report

·         URBANA/FREDERICK, MARYLAND, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013, @ 1850 HRS. (EST)—A husband, wife, and daughter witness several clusters of orange lights near their home. Full Report 1  Full Report 2   Full Report 3   VIDEO

Posted on Monday evening, December 2nd, 2013.


WEBSITE UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

We have updated our website with all the most recent UFO sighting reports, received by 2:00 p.m. on November 20th.  We have posted approximately 280 new, or recently amended, sighting reports.

LAST MINUTE REPORTS, RECEIVED ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, November 20th - After we had begun the update process of our website, this evening, we received a spate of reports from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, a few of which we share below.  These reports do not appear in our database, yet, but will appear there when we next update the site. 

Because these reports appear to reflect the “fireball” phenomenon, which we have addressed here many times in the past, we decided to share this information, as quickly as possible.  We copy below the reports for the evening of Wednesday, November 20th,  in “raw,” unedited, form:

·         MONTPELIER, VERMONT, @ 1730 HRS. (EST)--Witness Description:  “One bright light visible for a couple seconds; it disappeared for a couple seconds, reappeared and split into two, disappeared again then reappeared as three then four in a uniform row southeast of Montpelier.”

·         RANDOLPH CENTER, VERMONT, @ 1740 HRS. (EST)--Witness Description:  “4 fiery orange colored orbs in Northern sky.  Moved from North to West in a perfectly horizontal manner.  Orbs were pulsing and bright in manner, completely silent though.  Objects were visible for about 15 seconds before disappearing.”

·         QUECHEE, VERMONT, @ 1745 HRS. (EST)—Witness Description:  “5 to 6 bright fiery objects in a line more like fireballs.  Not a perfect straight line; spacing looked fairly even but before they disappeared a couple of them separated somewhat.  I thought it looked like something entering the atmosphere, then burning up on entry but movement was to slow was not like a meteor or debris falling to earth”

·         NORWICH, VERMONT, @ 1750 HRS. (EST)--Witness Description:  “I was driving north on I-91 when in the direction of NNW I saw four very bright and large lights (I thought it was a meteor) disperse.  They then gathered back to a small, faint blinking light.  Five seconds later, they dispersed again, then vanished.  The faint blinking light began to travel southwest.  I'm guessing the craft was over or near Thetford Center, VT, when I saw it.”

·         BRADDOCK HILLS/PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, @ 1820 HRS. (EST)—Witness Report:  “At approximately 6:20 pm on 11/20/2013, we spotted several orange lights in the sky, in some semblance of formation.  It started with two side by side objects, moving approximately east to west, one winked out after about 2 minutes, then the other disappeared. Then two more came across the sky, then one, then another two.  They moved fairly slowly, all the same speed.  This continued for about 20 minutes.  There was no sound associated with the phenomenon, and the evening was very quiet.  My boyfriend noticed them while we were driving home, and we continued to watch after arriving home until no more lights were in the sky.  We tried to take videos, but our phones couldn’t get the lights in the dark sky.”

·         SWANSEA, MASSACHUSETTS, @ 1820 HRS. (EST)—Witness Description:  “I saw reports from a friend in New Bedford he saw this I decided to look out my window and there it was.  It was high then I thought it disappeared but now it so low like house level almost so scary.  It’s like a bright light.  ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS:  It was during the daytime for him, but he saw this bright lighted figure in sky as well that stood for a period of time, then disappeared.  He also states that there were reports in Sandwich, MA, of orbs falling from sky, causing electrical issues.  Not sure how true that is, but I know his story and mine are true.  We have pictures.  What could this be?  (NUFORC Note:  Photos sent to NUFORC, just before this posting, suggest to us that the object seen from Swansea, MA, may be an evening sighting of the planet, Venus.  However, we are unable to document that possibility, so we leave the above entry in this posting.  PD)

·         S20131120sBRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS, @ 1845 HRS. (EST)--Witness Description:  “6 small orange lights were seen rising vertically from behind the tree line straight up into the sky in a straight line and then slowly congregated into a circle formation which lasted in the sky for approximately 5 minutes and then the orange lights slowly disappeared one by one out the sky.  Video of the sighting can be seen here.  Image at right (click for hi-res).

·         WEXFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, @ 2157 HRS. (EST)—Witness Description:  “Driving along Wexford-Bayne Road, on the way to a store, my boyfriend and I looked up and saw extremely bright orange cylinder shape spiral in the sky for about 15 seconds, and then disappear.  I've never seen anything like it in my life, while looking at the stars.  It wasn't a street light.  It was in the sky and it was so bright.  We both work all the time and had the day off today, so we have been out and about doing different things, and then out of nowhere we saw this thing appear and disappear in a matter of moments.”

If any of the visitors to our website witnessed any of these displays of lights, or displays of lights anywhere else, we would like to invite them to submit reports, using our Online Report Form.  Thank you!

Statement posted on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2013. 


DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED

Our database of sighting reports is updated, as of November 11, 2013.  The update includes approximately 580 new, and newly amended, reports.  When reading the reports, please be on the look-out for errors and oversights on our part.

“FIREBALL” PHENOMENON CONTINUES

NUFORC continues to receive numerous, seemingly credible, reports about red, orange, and yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs.”  The phenomenon is of keen interest to our Center, principally because, in many cases, the objects appear to be under intelligent control.  We list below a few of the more dramatic, and recent, sightings that have been reported to our Center:

·         NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013, @ 20:00 HRS. (PST) - A husband and wife witness three red “orbs” for an estimated 20 minutes. Full Report

·         PALMER, ALASKA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013 @ 19:30 HRS. (ALASKA LOCAL TIME) - A woman witnesses 13 orange “orbs” appear to rise from ground level, and rise into the sky. Full Report

·         PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 10, 2013, @ 19:30 HRS. (EST) - An adult male witnesses an orange “orb” move across the sky below clouds or overcast.  Visible for 20 seconds. Full Report

·         ALBANY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 10, 2013 @ 00:20 HRS. (PST) - A young woman witnesses five orange “orbs” move slowly across the nighttime sky. Full Report

·         VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 09, 2013 @ 23:05 HRS. (PST) -An adult male and female witness six orange lights floating across the night sky. Full Report

·         SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 09, 2013 @ 21:00 HRS. (EST) - A husband and wife witness a group of red lights move overhead in single file.  Neighbors witnessed them, as well. Full Report

·         GIBSONIA, PENNSYLVANIA, NOVEMBER 09, 2013 @20:45 HRS. (EST) - A mother and daughter witness three yellow lights float overhead for an estimated thirty minutes in the nighttime sky. Full Report

·         DOBSON, NORTH CAROLINA, NOVEMBER 09, 2013 @ 19:40 HRS. (EST) - An adult male and female witness a cluster of not fewer than 30 orange lights in the night sky. Full Report 

·         ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 08, 2013 @ 22:00 HRS. (PST) - A man sees, and photographs, a group of an estimated 20+ red/orange fireballs in the night sky.  The objects seemed to drop objects out of them, and many of them suddenly accelerated and flew off over the horizon. Full Report

There are many similar reports among the newly posted reports, and we invite visitors to read them.

We feature below another report, which is of particular interest to our Center, given that the witness appears to be a quite reliable and skilled observer, and because he succeeded in capturing a very interesting photograph of an object that projected a blue beam of light downward, which appeared to the witness to stop before it illuminated the ground!

KUPARUK OILFIELD, NORTH SLOPE, ALASKA, NOVEMBER 09, 2013 @ 17:30 (AK LOCAL TIME)

An adult male witnesses a “shaft” of bluish light shining down through solid overcast, but it appears to “stop” before reaching ground level.  A few minutes later, he witnesses a small light, positioned over a nearby work facility. Full Report The witness captured the photo of the blue shaft of light shown below.

S104340

This update posted on Monday evening, November 11, 2013.


APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013

Peter will make a brief appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory, during the first half hour segment to discuss several recent sighting reports.  Peter will focus on a pair of possibly related sightings from New Hampshire, which occurred at approximately 19:28 hrs. (EDT) on Tuesday night, October 22nd, 2013.  The incident was reported from the cities of Ossipee, NH, and Kensington, NH.   Full Report 1   Full Report 2

NUFORC WEBSITE AND DATABASE UPDATED ON OCTOBER 23RD

We have posted approximately 270 new, and newly amended, reports to our website, as of Wednesday afternoon, October 23rd, 2013. 


PETER DAVENPORT TO APPEAR ON THE JEFF RENSE RADIO PROGRAM

Peter will appear on the Jeff Rense Radio Program at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  Peter and Jeff will be joined by a guest from South Point, Ohio, who, on the evening of Friday, October 04th, witnessed a cluster of orange lights, followed shortly thereafter by a dusky gray disc-shaped object, which streaked over the heads of her, her adult son, and her grandson.  FULL REPORT

Their second guest will be a young woman who reports having witnessed a cluster of approximately eight red lights over Toronto, Ontario, on Monday night, October 14, 2013.  The witness reported that the lights passed close to, and ahead of, a jet airliner, which may have been on final approach to Pearson International Airport.  Once past the airliner, they all simply disappeared from sight in an instant.

Peter will also appear on the Coast to Coast Radio Program with George Noory at approximately 10:10 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  He will discuss several recent reports, including a recent sighting by an airport manager, who witnessed two strange objects she saw, which were gliding along a shoreline on Orcas Island, in Washington State.

We post below the text of two of the reports we allude to above.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013, @ 19:30 HRS. (EASTERN)

Date: 10/14/2013

Time: 19:30

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Sighting City: Toronto

Sighting State: on

Sighting Zip: M3A2R6

Sighting County: Canada

Witnesses: 2

Shape: Light

Number of Craft: 8

8 Red Orb Lights over large City of Toronto.

In Toronto, Ontario, Canada--On October 14th, at approximately 7:30pm, I was out walking my dogs.  Looking south towards Lake Ontario, I noticed approximately 8 very bright red orbs travelling in an upward motion.  I thought how weird.

I have grown up around aircraft as my Cousin and my Uncle have been private pilots with their own planes.  Both of my cousins have worked for a huge airline for the past 18 and 35 years, respectively.  I knew planes don’t have red bright lights they have white lights, as I watch them all the time.

So as I walked south getting as much of a better view as possible, I tried to come up with a logical explanation.  I thought, could it be the Snowbird’s practicing at night with weird red lights?  The formation was so close together, with 2 stranglers coming up from the rear, I knew it was not average pilots. 

Well, I know the Snowbird’s are out in Western Canada, so scratch that.  I then thought, maybe they are some type of Rescue Helicopters in training. 

I am now running south, down the hill with my bulldog dragging me, I am going so fast all the while watching the Red Orb Formation. 

I see a Gentleman out in front of a very exclusive Condo standing on the sidewalk staring at the Red Orbs.  I pull up beside the Man, and ask him if he thinks they are Rescue Helicopters.  The Man approximately 55 years old says, “So I am not crazy”?  I laughed and said no.  We watched together kind of dumb-founded.  All of a sudden a huge plane/jet with a white light (allowing us to see how big the jet was) flies so close and directly behind the Red Orbs, it completely blew us away.  I looked at the Gentleman, and we are clearly trying to process, so I say, “How insane was that Pilot”?  The Red lights remained on for a second or two more, and then in the snap of a finger ALL at the same time they were gone.

The Man starts yelling, ``Where are they?  Where did they go”?  We both discussed the fact that any aircraft is not allowed to turn there lights off, and even though it was dark out the lights from the City would have allowed us to see the outline of an aircraft.  There was NOTHING there.  In the blink of an eye they were gone. 

I was then heartbroken as I did not video record it ! with my phone, and did not phone my son studying at home to look out the window.  It was all too fast, too surreal, even though it probably lasted 15 to 20 minutes. 

I ran home without even getting my neighbor`s name (we were not even thinking), with promises that we would run into each other soon.

I called my cousin this morning, Oct. 15th, 2013.  It just so happened, that she was coming into Toronto International Airport heading up an Overseas Crew, at the same time I saw the red orbs.  She landed at approximately 7:30pm, on Oct. 14th, 2013.  There were Emergency Ground Crews all over the runways.  This is highly unusual.  She had not been notified that there was any landing emergency, nor an aircraft needing assistance on the ground. 

She told me her flight would have been placed in a holding pattern or at the very least they would have been notified that there was a possible emergency.  She was not.  She has not noticed this in all her years of flying. 

As soon as she can, she will be speaking to a pilot about this, and will be looking for the pilots she worked with after hearing my story.

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON STATE, SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 20:13 @ 15:20 HRS. (PACIFIC)

Date: 10/6/13

Time: 15:20

Duration: 2 minutes

Sighting City: Eastsound

Sighting State: wa

Sighting Zip: 98245

Sighting County: San Juan

Witnesses: 1

Shape: Formation

Number of Craft: 2

2 unidentified high-wing large model aircraft flying low over water proceeding south along west side of East Sound.

Description:  While leaving downtown Eastsound, proceeding west on Orcas Rd., I happened to look south, as I had a view over the water.  I saw what appeared to me to be two rather large model aircraft (I say model, as they had a wingspan of maybe 10’±).  The lead aircraft was flying along the west shoreline, with the second behind and to the left.  Both were dark-colored, had no floats/pontoons attached, but were flying an estimated 20’ off the water.  High-wing configuration.

They disappeared around a change in the shoreline, and by the time I turned the car around to stay in sight of them, they had left my ability to see them further.

Time, about 3:20pm, Sunday, October 6.

I talked with the Orcas Radio-Control Aircraft Society, and none of them were aware of anyone flying overwater that day.

This is my first report to this website.  Generally, I have good estimation abilities on this sort of thing; I’ve been the airport manager for the Orcas Island Airport for 10+ years and have seen a lot of aircraft in all attitudes and altitudes, and this one is a mystery to me.

POSTED BY PETER DAVENPORT ON TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15, 2013.


WEBSITE UPDATED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

We have posted approximately 360 new, and newly amended reports, to the website, as of Monday night, October 18, 2013.  We may post illustrations from witnesses for some of the posted reports, if they are submitted, as promised by the witnesses. 

Posted by Peter Davenport, Monday night, October 14, 2013.


NUFORC SIGHTING REPORT DATABASE UPDATED ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2013

Given the large number of reports that have been submitted, over recent weeks and months, we are attempting to update our database more frequently than has been the case in the past.  Hence, we have posted approximately 90 new, and newly amended, sighting reports on this date.

Peter Davenport, Center Director will make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, October 4th, at approximately 10:15 p.m..  He will discuss the dramatic sighting of an estimated 150 orange lights that occurred near Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday night, September 28, 2013, and which was reported by a retired Arizona Highway Patrol officer. 

Posted by Peter Davenport on Thursday night, October 3rd, 2013.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013

Our database has been updated with approximately 850 new, and recently amended, reports on Monday night, September 30th.  The new reports have been submitted to our Center since our last posting, which occurred on September 10th.

The new reports have been only hastily proof-read, so we suspect that the posting is rife with errors and oversights, for which we apologize.  If, in reading the report, you find what you believe to be an error, or a flawed report, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, referencing the report, and we will address it.

PETER DAVENPORT ON THE JEFF RENSE RADIO PROGRAM AT 8:00 P.M. (PDT) ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Peter will appear on the Jeff Rense program at 8:00 p.m. (PDT) for an hour-long appearance.  He will appear with a guest who is a retired Arizona Highway Patrol officer, who reports that he witnessed approximately 150 orange lights from his home in Glendale, Arizona, on the evening of Saturday, September 28, 2013.  The officer’s report can be read here. 

Here is another report we would like to feature, submitted by an experienced aviation specialist who had a sighting near his home in Turlock, California, on Thursday night, September 26th, 2013.   Full Report  The witness also submitted the image below of the triangular ship and a hand drawn map of the incident.

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Statement posted by Peter Davenport, Center Director, on Monday night, September 30, 2013.


NUFORC IS BACK TO ITS NORMAL SCHEDULE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, has returned from his trip to Alaska and Denali Park, and the Center is back to its normal schedule of operation.  We are grateful to all those individuals who may have refrained from telephoning the Hotline, and who submitted their reports in written form, using our Online Report Form. 

We provide below a photo which illustrates what Mt. McKinley, a.k.a. Denali, looks like on a clear day.  The photo was taken on Monday, September 16, 2013, which may have been one of the more cloud-free days of the year!  The photo was taken from the road that leads into the center and western parts of Denali Park.

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MR. JAMES CLARKSON WILL SPEAK IN HARRINGTON, WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH—Mr. James Clarkson, State Director for Washington State chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (“MUFON”), will be the featured speaker at the Harrington Opera House, Harrington, Washington, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, September 28th.  James has a two-part presentation, which will focus on some of the more interesting cases he has investigated over recent years.  The presentation will be open to the public, with a recommended donation of $5.00 to cover the expense of bringing the speaker and his wife from their home in Olympia, WA, to Harrington. 

Members of MUFON who reside in eastern Washington are encourage to attend.  Seating is on a “first come, first served” basis, so if you are driving from a considerable distance, please be sure to arrive early, in order to maximize the likelihood of getting a seat.  Seating is limited to approximately 230 attendees, and we may have a full house. 

APPEARANCE ON COAST-TO-COAST ON MONDAY,  SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2013—Peter will appear on Coast-to-Coast radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:10 p.m., to discuss those sightings that have occurred recently, and during Peter’s absence from the Center last week.  Peter will feature two dramatic, and similar, sightings that occurred over Washington State on Thursday, September 19th, which were reported by seemingly highly qualified witnesses.


PASSING OF DR. JESSE MARCEL, JR.

We were profoundly saddened to learn this week of the passing on August 24th of our long-time friend, Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr., of Helena, Montana.  He was a wonderful person, and he had made an immense contribution to ufology.  His recount of having handled fragments of a crashed alien craft, collected by his father, Major Jesse Marcel, is one of the cornerstones of ufology.  We will miss Jesse’s friendly and smiling presence among us, and we convey our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. 

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013

We apologize for the long delay since our last website updating!  We have been inundated with new sighting reports, and Peter Davenport, Center Director, has had to make two out-of-town trips during August, which thwarted our efforts to keep the site updated, and current.

Whenever we have an unusually heavy influx of reports, our work load is increased to a commensurate degree.  Over recent years, we used to consider approximately 300 reports per month to be “normal.”  However, over the last 15 months, we have been receiving up to 1,200 reports per month.  During this  month of August, for example, we have received, to date, 953 reports. 

Because reports have to be thoroughly proof-read, and often corrected, before they can be posted, the large number of report has led to a much heavier work load for us than is customary.  We are considering amending our operation so that we can somehow take advantage of the many generous offers of volunteer labor that have been submitted to our Center, over the recent past.  However, until NUFORC has a stand-alone facility, and a budget to support its operations, we don’t know how we put to good use all of the generous offers of assistance that we have received recently.  Please see our comments below regarding how people can assist our operation.

We feature below a few of the more interesting reports that we have received over the last month:

·         Palmer (Knik Arm), Alaska, Friday, August 30, 2013, @ 04:00 hrs. (Local) -Three unidentified bright orange lights reportedly observed by approximately 50 witnesses.  Full Report 

·         Seattle, Washington, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, @ 20:45 hrs. (PDT) - An adult female reports sighting two peculiar looking orange lights pass over West Seattle, moving from west to east.  Full Report   

·         Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Monday, August 26th, 2013, @ 19:20 hrs. (Local) -A male security guard witnesses a very strange-looking, diamond shaped object move across the evening sky.  Full Report  

·         Deepwater, Missouri, Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 @ 21:47 hrs. (CDT) -A retired USAF officer, and amateur astronomer, witnessed a peculiar white light pass overhead, 12 minutes after the International Space Station had passed by.  Both electrical, and biological, effects possibly resulted.  Full Report  

·         Galatia, Illinois, Monday, August 19th, 2013 @ 20:20 hrs. (CDT) - A former member of the U. S. Marines witnessed a cluster of lights rise out of a distant field, and fly overhead.  The object looked like a metallic tube, with a cluster of red and which lights arranged, in triangular clusters. Full Report The witness supplied the drawing and explanation below:

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Illustration of aircraft that flew over southern Illinois on Monday Aug 19th, 2013 at 8:25 PM.   Location: Harco area, (14 miles NW of Harrisburg, 5 miles SW of Galatia)

Object came from behind a tree line moving Northwest approximately 500-1000 feet above the ground traveling very slowly (about the speed of a small propeller plane) while gradually gaining altitude.   Each of the triangles were approximately 50 feet between points. (approximately 150 feet total width and 50 feet total height).   Each light bulb that made up the triangles was extremely bright with one strobe on the rear.   Object sounded similar to a jet engine but not nearly as loud.   Object ascended into the Northwest sky.

Incident reported to Saline County Sherriff’s Department, Illinois State Police, and 2 online reporting agencies.

HOW YOU CAN ASSIST NUFORC

As discussed above, people frequently inquire as to what they can do to assist our operation.  Because most of those prospective “volunteers” live a considerable distance from our location, we feel there is not much they can do, with regard to actually participating in the activities at the Center.  In past years, we have attempted, on several occasions, to “farm out” some of the tasks we perform at our headquarters, and the results have been less than satisfactory.  Those efforts to assign tasks usually ended up taking much more time than it would have taken for us to just do the work ourselves!

However, there are a few things, which we outline below, that anyone can do, which would assist us in our effort to bring the truth about UFOs to the public. 

1.       If you have been witness to a UFO, please report it in written form!  Many people who have contacted us, hoping to work at the Center, report that they are interested in UFOs because they believe they have been witness to one, or more, sightings.  However, more often than not, those people who want to volunteer have not submitted a written report about their own respective sighting(s)!!  If you have had a sighting of a UFO, we would be most grateful if you would please report it, using the Online Report Form, found at www.UFOCenter.com.  If your sighting is more than a week in the past, it is not necessary to call our telephone Hotline.  We would be grateful if you would simply write down a detailed description of your sighting, and submit it in detailed, written form, using our report form.

2.       If you submit a written report, please “spell check” it, before submitting it!  We discuss above the amount of time it takes us to proof-read the many reports submitted to our Center.  Because of how carelessly many of those reports are written, it takes several days per month to proof-read and edit the reports, before they can be posted to our website.  Although the instructions on our report form clearly request that people “spell check” their reports, it is evident to us that very few people actually read, and heed, those instructions!  The less time we have to spend on the proof-reading of reports, the more quickly we can get them posted to our website.

3.       Monetary contributions.  During the 39 years of its existence, the National UFO Reporting Center has been operated out of the residence of its Director, who traditionally has incurred virtually all of the costs of its operation himself.  Given that those expenses have grown, over time, we are considering, for the first time, soliciting modest financial contributions from those who visit our website, or who would like to assist us financially in our operations.  In the future, we may set up a “PayPal” account, but for the time being, we are encouraging those who would like to assist us financially to submit payment, in the form of a check or money order, made out to the “National UFO Reporting Center,” to the address below:

National UFO Reporting Center

P. O. Box 700

Davenport, WA  99122

Your contribution will be used to cover the expense of telephones, e-mail accounts, website maintenance, and the other minor expenses we incur, in order to bring you the most accurate information about the UFO phenomenon that we are able to collect and distribute.  Thank you!


NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON JULY 15 AND JULY 22

We have updated our database of sighting reports with all of the recent reports that have been received up to the afternoon of July 22nd.  As you read the reports, please be on the lookout for ones that appear to be defective.  They may be defective, either because they are hoaxes, or because they appear to have a simple, terrestrial, explanation, a fact which we may have overlooked in the course of our proof-reading of the incoming “raw” reports.  If you find what you believe is a report of questionable authenticity, please call it to our attention by sending an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report, as quickly as possible.

PECULIAR “FIREBALL” PHENOMENON CONTINUES

NUFORC continues to receive a very large volume of reports, the majority of which appear related to the sightings of peculiar red and orange “fireballs,” a phenomenon we have been attempting to bring it to the public’s attention for three years, and which seems to have increased dramatically in volume since June 2012.  Please see earlier postings to our homepage, in which we address that phenomenon in great length.  

We would like to call to your attention the following recent reports, which are illustrative of this “fireball” phenomenon:

2013-07-24WELLEND, ONTARIO, CANADA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013, @ 23:20 HRS. (EDT)—(Report received on July 25, 2013; not yet posted to the NUFORC database)  An adult male, while driving, witnesses an approaching orange light in the nighttime sky.  He stops his vehicle, and watches the object fly directly overhead.  He witnessed a triangular craft, inside of which he saw an orange light embedded.  Here is what the witness had to report:

“I was driving my car on Thorold Road in Welland travelling east, between Rice Road and Centennial Drive.  As I passed Centennial High School on my left, I noticed a large orange object in the northern sky.  As the object approached my position, it looked like a sphere with flames emanating from the top of it.  It was the orange colour of fire. I stopped my car, picked up my iPhone from the centre console and exited the vehicle.  Click for Photo .  I was out of the car when the object flew directly overhead.  It was the size of a single engine plane, approximately 400 feet in altitude, travelling at a leisurely pace and no sound was heard.  I saw a sphere surrounded by a triangular frame.  The sphere was orange, and the triangular frame surrounding the sphere was brownish red in colour.  As the object continued on a southerly heading, I was able to take 2 photos with my camera phone.  I have attached them to this report. However, they are not of high quality.  I have also provided a sketch of what the object looked like when it was directly above me.  After I took the second photo, the object picked up speed very quickly, and within 2 seconds was out of visual range entirely.  I believe that it sped away, not burning out or disappearing.”  

MONACA, PENNSYLVANIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, @ 21:45 HRS. (EDT))—(Report received on July 25, 2013; not yet posted to the NUFORC database.)  A woman and her husband witness an orange light pass overhead their home, headed from north to south.  Here is what the witness reported:

“At approximately 9:45 PM on 7/24/2013, I came outside to walk my dog.  I looked up into a clear sky and saw through the trees what looked like an orange fire ball.  I walked toward it and thought it was a plane on fire.  It looked to be about 10,000 feet in the air heading south toward the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I ran in the house and yelled to my husband to come out and see this and that I thought a plane was on fire.  By the time he got outside, it was higher in the sky and looked like an orange glowing ball.  We watched it drift southward until it finally disappeared in the sky.”

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA, JULY 21ST, 2013, @ 2205 HRS. (EDT)—A family attended a fireworks display, which at the last minute, was cancelled.  They witnessed two yellow, flickering “fireballs” pass overhead, traveling from the east to the southwest.  Full Report

ATHENS, TEXAS, ON FRIDAY, JULY 05TH, 2013, @ 22:15 HRS. (CDT)—A man, wife, and their daughter witness six red objects pass overhead their home, moving nose to tail.  The husband is a former fighter pilot, airline pilot, and U. S. astronaut.  Full Report

CHELAN, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 05TH, 2013, @ 22:00 HRS. (PDT)—A group of six adults, including an off-duty law enforcement officer, witness a very strange orange light pass overhead at what they perceived was very high velocity.  The object appeared to execute a distinct turn to the south. Full Report

NOVI, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 26TH, 2013, @ 23:00 HRS. (EDT)—Three adults observe a formation of seven orange lights pass overhead.  Full Report    Photo

There are many other similar reports in the NUFORC sighting database, in particular for July 4th of this year.

RECOMMENDED READING:

For the past 19 years that Peter Davenport has served as Director of NUFORC, he has studiously refrained from using its website for advertising purposes, preferring to use it for informational purposes only.  However, two books have come to our attention recently, which we have read, and which compel us to overlook that long-standing embargo on advertisement and endorsement. 

We know that there are many other excellent books that have published on the subject of ufology, in recent years, but these two, shown below, have impressed us recently, and we would like to call them to the attention of those who visit our site, who wish to know about interesting reading material on the subject of UFOs, and UFO investigation.

I would like to add that whereas the authors of both books are well known to us, and that we hold them and their work in extremely high regard, NUFORC has no financial interest in either book, or in their sale or distribution.  We list them below in the chronological order in which they were published in 2013, solely to call them to the attention of visitors to our website. 

In the future, we may incorporate a “recommended reading list” page on our website, in order to direct those who visit our site to some of the other excellent non-fiction works which also have come to our attention recently, and which deserve the attention of those serious-minded readers who aspire to know about the UFO phenomenon.

THE AZTEC INCIDENT:  RECOVERY AT HART CANYON, by Scott and Suzanne Ramsey.  (Contributed to by Dr. Frank Thayer and Mr. Frank Warren.  Foreword by Mr. Stanton T. Friedman.):  The authors, Scott and Suzanne Ramsey, spent decades of their lives, and a substantial part of their own resources, to collect facts about the March 1948 crash, and subsequent marlerrecovery by the U. S. government, of a 100-foot diameter flying saucer, containing at least two alien bodies, near Aztec, New Mexico.  The quality of their investigation and research is superlative, and the book reads with all the intrigue found in the best Cold War spy novels!  Excellent reading!!  Details can be found here:  www.theaztecincident.com

TRIANGULAR UFOS:  AN ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION, by David Marler.  (Foreword by Dr. John B. Alexander, Ph.D.):  David Marler has made the unique observation that most sightings of UFOs involve not discs, but rather triangular-shaped craft, a fact that has been overlooked by the UFO community for over six decades.  The author presents a stunning collection of seemingly irrefutable facts to support his thesis, and he discusses in minute detail many recent sightings of triangular craft, some of which are documented to have been unimaginably large!  Excellent reading.  Order on Amazon

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on Tuesday afternoon, July 25TH, 2013.


MANY SIGHTINGS REPORTED ON JULY 4TH AND 5th - Because of the unusually large number of reports submitted to our Center on July 4th and 5th, we have elected to post those reports to our website as quickly as possible. 

We invite visitors to our website to note the large number of reports of red and orange “orbs” or “fireballs” in the reports from those dates, and to compare them with similar sightings on July 4th for the last several years.  Our strong impression is that most of the reports submitted for that date this year are not the result of firework displays.

One of the telephoned reports of orange “fireballs” we have received for July 4th was submitted by a former U. S. astronaut and Space Shuttle crew member.  We are awaiting follow-up written reports from the three members of his family who observed the object(s), and we will post those reports as quickly as we can.  The witness has stated that he is prepared to be identified publicly, and he probably will appear as a guest on a radio program, to describe his sighting. 

If any of the visitors to our website was witness to a display of “fireballs” in the nighttime sky, we would like to invite them to please submit a detailed report, using our Online Report Form.  Thank you!

Posted by Peter Davenport on the morning of Saturday, July 06, 2013.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON JULY 4th, 2013 - NUFORC has posted approximately 780 new, and amended, reports, as of the afternoon of Friday, July 5th. 

s you read through the sighting reports, please be on the look-out for errors and flawed reports that we have failed to detect, in the course of our proof-reading.  If you detect what you believe is an error, please note the case, and send a notification to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report, and amend it, if we feel it is required. 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF OBJECTS WITNESSED AND REPORTED - Many visitor to our site ask why we don’t post more of the photographs and videos to our website that are alluded to in the written reports we post.  The question is reasonable, and there are two principal reasons for why we don’t post more photos. 

First of all, most of the people who capture photographic evidence, and who allude to it in their reports, fail to forward it to our Center!  This may be because many of them don’t know how to transfer the data from their phones to their computer.  Hence, the final result usually is that we never see the photographic evidence that the witness alludes to in his/her report.

The second reason that we usually don’t post photos and video is because of the very low quality of most of them.  We believe there is very little information conveyed by our posting a photo, which shows nothing more than a tiny speck or squiggle of light.  

However, we have received a few photos of acceptable quality, which we anticipate posting to our website during the upcoming week, once our webmaster returns from a business trip.

4th OF JULY SIGHTINGS - If the volume of sightings on the 4th of July of recent years is a harbinger of what we might expect this year, we anticipate that there may be a “pulse” of sightings again this year.  If any of the visitors to our website experience a sighting on this July 4th (or on any other date!), we would request that they submit brief, objective written statements, describing the nature of their sightings, using our Online Report Form.  NUFORC would like to “capture” as many of these sightings, in written form, as possible.  Witnesses may telephone our Hotline at (206) 722-3000, but we would much prefer to read about the sightings, rather than hearing oral accounts about them.

Some of the basic facts about the sighting that we would like to have incorporated into the sighting reports include the following:

·         Witness location at the time of the sighting;

·         Date, and accurate time, of the sighting;

·         Direction and angle of elevation (above the horizontal plane) along which the witness was looking;

·         Detailed description of the apparent size of the object(s), relative to the size of stars or a full Moon;

·         Direction the objects were seen to move, e.g. to the witness’s left, right, straight up, down, etc.;

·         Number and color of the objects; 

·         Direction and velocity of the wind, at the surface, and at altitude (obtainable from a National Weather Service office or a local Federal Aviation Administration Flight Service Station.  Both agencies can be found in most telephone books under federal government listings.).

·         Please attempt to get a photograph or video footage of the objects!!  Also, please make every effort to have other witnesses observe the phenomenon or objects you are observing.  Other witnesses may be able to identify the object, and they may make it possible to perform triangulation on the objects being observed.

QUALITY OF RECENT WRITTEN REPORTS - The principal reason for why it has taken us so long to post newly received reports is the low quality of the text that far too many people submit as formal sighting reports.  In many past postings, we have commented on this problem, and we do so here again.  We would like to urge witnesses to compose their statements, using a word-processing program, so they can spell-check the text, before the report is submitted!  We are going blind, trying to amend badly written reports, at least to the extent that the report can be understood!

We are considering introducing a new policy, such that we will not post any reports that are carelessly written, and which obviously have not undergone any type of spell-check or proof-reading process.  We request that people help us solve this problem, by proof-reading their statements, in order to eliminate spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, poor usage, etc..  Thank you!

We would like to wish a happy Independence Day to all of our Fellow Americans, and to all of those wonderful people who have supported the National UFO Reporting Center, over recent years!!

Statement posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on Friday afternoon, July 5th, 2013.


DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON JUNE 2ND, 2013

In our haste to update the NUFORC site, we have not been able to devote as much time to as careful proof-reading of the reports as we traditionally try to do, so visitors to the site should be on the look-out for flawed reports.  If you find what you believe to be a flawed report, please send your observation about the report to Director@UFOCenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as possible.

Visitors to our site will note that many of the new cases allude to photographic evidence, captured during sightings of clusters of “fireballs,” a strange phenomenon NUFORC has been discussing for more than a year.  However, before we can post those photos or videos, we will have to dedicate considerable time to going through all of that data.  We probably will post a few of the photos and videos later this week. 

If anyone visiting our site has been witness to a sighting of these “fireballs,” we respectfully request that the witness submit a report, using our Online Report Form at www.UFOCenter.com.  If you know of other witnesses to such sightings, we would be most grateful if you would please encourage the witnesses to submit written reports, using the report form, which will allow us to post those reports.

We share below two unedited reports about such sightings, which allegedly were witnessed on the date of this posting, June 2nd, 2013:

100 Date: 06/02/2013

110 Time: 23:00 (Eastern)

120 Duration: 30 seconds

130 Sighting City:   Cleveland

140 Sighting State:  OH

150 Sighting Zip:  44109

160 Sighting County:  USA

170 Witnesses:  2

172 Shape:  Cylinder

168 Number of Craft:  1

 

190 Description:  My boyfriend and I were sitting on the porch and witnessed a red cylinder object in the sky up close above a house and it was bigger than the size of a full moon.  We were looking north and the object began flying west at a really fast speed until we saw it disappear through the clouds. As it began flying away it looked as though it was getting smaller and by the time we took the pictures it was almost gone.  The object was quiet, we didn't hear anything.  NUFORC Note:  Please click here to see photo

 

100 Date: 06/02/13

110 Time: 21:10 hrs. (Central)

120 Duration: 5 minutes

130 Sighting City: Tinley Park

140 Sighting State:  IL

150 Sighting Zip:  60477

165 Sighting Country:  USA

160 Sighting County:  Cook

170 Witnesses:  2

172 Shape:  Oval

168 Number of Craft:  4

180 Description:  Four Yellowish bright lights seemed to move in the same direction where two of them later moved in the opposite direction.

 

190 Description: I was coming home with my family in my car and I saw 4 bright oval shaped lights moving from north to south.  We stopped our car to look at it and we saw that the 4 shapes were moving in the same direction. Then two of those shapes stopped for couple seconds and changed velocity in the opposite direction. The two that were moving in the opposite direction blinked for a second and then disappeared into the sky. The other two shapes kept moving from north to south for about a minute and disappeared one by one. Each shaped blinked at least once before it disappeared. This may be due to the clouds. I was looking at those shapes at a 45 degree elevation. In my background there were street lights and cars passing by.

 

My mother was at a neighbor's house at the same time and she described similar characteristics but the objects seemed bigger and more light was observed at the bottom of the shapes. She explained that she saw the four objects moving from south to north then it seemed to come down a little and then went back up. They finally started going in the direction of north to south.  She said she saw the objects couple minutes before we started noticing them.

INFORMATION POSTED BY PETER DAVENPORT, SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 2ND, 2013


NUFORC HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE UPDATED ON MAY 15TH, 2013

Following an unacceptably long delay, we have finally managed to update our homepage and database of sighting reports, our first update since mid-April.  We have posted approximately 950 sighting reports to our database, which have been received since early March of this year.

 

In our haste to update the website and database, we have had devoted less time to proof-reading sighting reports than we wish were the case.  Hence, we request that visitors to our website be on the look-out for errors, and oversights on our part.  If you encounter an error, please call it to our attention at director@ufocenter.com, and I will address the issue as promptly as a busy schedule allows.

 

Many of the sighting reports have been accompanied by video, photos, and illustration of the objects allegedly witnessed.  We do not have time to post those photos, at present, but will address them within 4-5 days, upon Peter’s return from the McMenamis UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon.

 

McMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL, McMINNVILLE, OREGON, MAY 17/18, 2013

 

Peter Davenport has been invited to serve, once again, as Master of Ceremonies at the McMenamins UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, about an hour’s drive southwest of Portland.  Details can be seen at the conference website

 

Posted on Wednesday night, May 15, 2013.


CITIZENS HEARING ON DISCLOSURE, WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 03, 2013

 

Peter Davenport, Director, will be at the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, sponsored by Steven Bassett, Director of the Paradigm Research Group, for the entire week of that event in Washington, D.C..  Consequently, we would request that people refrain from making any but the most important calls to our UFO Hotline, during that time.  Peter will check the Hotline for messages 2-3 times per day, and will attempt to return important calls, but he may not be able to return calls as promptly as he typically aspires to do when he is working at the Center.

 

TECHNICAL/COMPUTER PROBLEMS AT NUFORC

 

We are grieved by the long delay we have experienced in updating our database with the latest sighting reports.  The delay has been caused by a computer failure in March, from which we are only now about to recover fully.  Fortunately, because we use a back-up hard-drive, virtually no data was lost.  However, trying to get the computer repaired was unsuccessful, and NUFORC is now awaiting delivery of a new computer.  We will not be able to post new reports until the second week of May, which is the earliest that our webmaster will be able to address the issue.  We apologize for the delay, but we have done the best we were able, in order to effect a recovery from the computer problem.

 

We posted a few of the proof-read reports last week, and we post below a few of the more interesting and dramatic reports we have received recently, of the approximately 600-700 reports that have arrived since early March.

 

“FIREBALL” PHENOMENON

 

Since June 2012, NUFORC has been inundated with reports of clusters of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” for absence of a better term.  We are very interested in this continuing phenomenon, even though we have absolutely no idea what the objects are.  We recognize that in some cases, the luminous objects may be so-called “Chinese lanterns.”  However, some characteristics of the objects strongly militate against that explanation.   

If you see one of these events, we would be most grateful if you would please report it!!  We would like to have at least one of the witnesses to the display write out a thorough description of what occurred, and what they witnessed, and submit it as a formal report, using our On-Line UFO Report Form.

We would like to know the following information about your sighting:

 

·         Your location(s), at the time of the sighting;

·         The direction you were looking, e.g. north, south, east, or west;

·         The angle of elevation to the object(s);

·         What the color of the objects was;

·         How many objects were in the cluster, what their size was, and how they maneuvered, relative to one another;

·         How fast the objects were moving;

·         How the objects disappeared from sight;

·         Any other facts, which seem pertinent to the witness.

 

Also, we would like the witness to contact either the local National Weather Service office, or a Flight Service Station (operated by the Federal Aviation Administration), in order to obtain information about the direction, and velocity, of the wind, at the time and date of the sighting.  Please include that information in your report, which will help us determine whether the objects were drifting with the prevailing wind, or whether they were self-propelled, and moving in another direction from that of the wind. 

 

After you have submitted your report, we would like to invite everyone who has experienced one of these sighting to contact local press offices…radio, television, and newspapers, to report the event.  We urge visitors to our website to be pro-active and outspoken, in seeing to it that the information receives local news coverage, principally to encourage other witnesses at other locations to report the event.  From 39 years of experience, we know that most people will not report a strange event, unless they see that someone else has reported it, too!

 

We copy below a few of the more interesting reports (unedited) of this phenomenon, which we have received over the last month, or so:

 

100 Date: 04/25/13

110 Time: 21:30

120 Duration: 4 MINUTES

130 Sighting City: ESCONDIDO

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 92026

165 Sighting Country: UNITED STATES

160 Sighting County: SAN DIEGO

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 10-15

 

180 Description: STRANGE ORANGE LIGHTS IN THE SKY

 

190 Description: I WAS GETTING OUT OF MY CAR LAST NIGHT AND I SEE LIKE 10-15 ORANGE CIRCULAR LIGHTS IN THE SKY FORMING A WEIRD SHAPE THEY ALL MOVED IN SYNCHRONIZED WITH EACHOTHER AND THAN SLOWLY FADED OUT. SOME WERE BRIGHTER. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IVE WITNESSED THIS. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THEM THEY FLEW BY AND FADED OUT INTO NOWHERE.

 


 

100 Date: 4/20/2012

105 Approximate: Yes

110 Time: 20:30

120 Duration: 5 minutes

130 Sighting City: Maffra

140 Sighting State: .

150 Sighting Zip: 3860

165 Sighting Country: Australia

160 Sighting County: Victoria

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Disk

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Large bright orange light

 

190 Description: I and my girlfriend were travelling back home from my mums one night as we were getting in the farm areas this extremely bright orange light come down the paddocks it was probably about 5km away when we seen it but in a matter of a second it was at my car it kept doing like a half circle around us we were so scared at the time I was speeding up but it was like we were going nowhere. What would this mean it has happened to us on this 1 road so many times now always at night time. What would it mean??

 


 

100 Date: 4-25-13

110 Time: 8:45

120 Duration: 30 seconds

130 Sighting City: indianapolis

140 Sighting State: in

150 Sighting Zip: 46237

160 Sighting County: marion

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Light

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: white light turned red and vanished

 

190 Description: I was having a cigarette on my patio and my son was outside talking to me. I was watching the sky just west and a little north of us because I thought it was unusual to see 7 jet airplanes flying so closely in the same area of sky. I know they are farther from one another in the sky, but from the ground they looked very close to one another. Still odd to see them so bunched up considering how vast the sky is! It seemed as if they were confused, or that some air-traffic controller must have fallen asleep on the job. My son agreed and as we watched the last two planes intersect safely there appeared a white light in the sky just above them. At first glance I just thought it was a star. My son saw it too and it dawned on us that it wasn't there before! We watched for a about 15 seconds and it moved a little, turned red, and simply vanished! The rest of the evening I watched the sky for any other unusual happenings. I stayed up until 2:30 am and nearly every time!

 

I went outside I noticed one strange re-occurring thing-all air traffic was bunched up in the same manner as earlier in the evening. We never see so much air traffic out our way in the first place, so it just seems odd to see 3 to 7 planes all in the same patch of sky multiple times throughout the evening.

 


 

100 Date: 04/25/13

110 Time: 20:45

120 Duration: 4 minutes

130 Sighting City: Acton

140 Sighting State: me

150 Sighting Zip: 04001

160 Sighting County: York

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Black triangular silent craft with 3 white blinking lights on corners and one red one in center.

 

190 Description: 8:45 pm eastern time I was driving down the hill just before my house and I noticed a set of 3 bright white lights that seemed to just hang in the sky. It looked abnormal to me so as soon as I pulled into my driveway I got out of my car and walked to the road where I could see the lights. Upon observation I saw that the lights were traveling slowly in my direction. I watched as it approached and it seemed to be maybe 2500 or 3000 feet in the air. It was dark outside but the lights were very bright. It appeared to be a black triangle with a white light on each of the three corners with one red light in the very middle of the craft. The white lights were blinking but I don't recall if the red one was or not. As it passed I noticed it was totally silent and on the back end of the craft I could almost make out a line of dimmer lights that were in between the rear corner lights. It may have been a reflection off the craft or dimmer lights, it was hard to tell. The craft traveled in a straight line and was starting to go behind the treeline. No leaves on the trees yet. There were two jets higher in the sky that seemed to be following it. One of the jets was a lot higher than the craft and the second, even higher than that. I could hear the jets and was slightly annoyed because of the fact that since the triangular craft was so low I knew the sound was not coming from that. If it were a plane or jet that low it would have been much louder than the sound of the jets I heard. This thing seemed to silently glide across the sky. The craft was traveling in a north-easterly direction and the whole sighting took place within a four minute period. This also took place on a full moon, which was really big, by the way.

I have always been interested in u.f.o.'s but have never seen one. I'm almost 40 years old and I'm an honest person who does not make up lies or file false reports. I was not under the influence of any alcohol or legal or illegal drugs.

 


 

100 Date: 04/25/2013

110 Time: 21:30

120 Duration: 5 Min

130 Sighting City: Olalla

140 Sighting State: wa

150 Sighting Zip: 98359

160 Sighting County: Kitsap

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Sphere

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: False Moon

 

190 Description: At about 9:30 maybe 9:45 pm PST, to the West. I noticed a round object just below the tree line. I believed it was the setting Moon, but seemed very low, but not to unusual. I was watching television and glanced over a few times, thinking how low the Moon was. I was going to call my wife into the room to see it, she knows more about moon cycles than I do, but she was putting the baby to bed. I left the room for about half an hour and the Moon was gone, normal. Around 10:45 I noticed a light coming from my South window, to see a full moon moving in from the East. The Moon in now in full view in my South window. I have no idea what the object was, but Orange in color, round and not moving. It looked the size of a setting Moon, but hard to tell as the tree tops were in the way. But very low on the horizon, if it were close possible half a mile away or less it would had to be less than 200 feet off the ground.  Oddly it feels like a false memory now, really can’t explain that. I do recall my dog barked that’s what made me look out the window and window on the door. Sorry I can not give you the accurate size.  

 


 

100 Date: 04/25/13

110 Time: 21:20

120 Duration: 30 seconds

130 Sighting City: Prescott Valley

140 Sighting State: az

150 Sighting Zip: 86314

160 Sighting County: Yavapai

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Changing

168 Number of Craft: 6-8

 

180 Description: Bright orange pulsating lights on Western horizon moving in all directions then disappeared with no sound,

 

190 Description: Looking into the west above Granite Mountain we saw 6-8 bright orange pulsating lights moving very slowly in all directions. After the duration of 30 seconds 3 of them flashed then there were only 3 lights that pulsed then dissipated. There was no sound during the whole event.

 


 

100 Date: 04/25/13

110 Time: 21:15

120 Duration: 2 minutes

130 Sighting City: Leonardo

140 Sighting State: nj

150 Sighting Zip: 07737

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Sphere

168 Number of Craft: 2

 

180 Description: Two very large orange spheres/circles sat motionless in the sky over the Sandy Hook Bay

 

190 Description: Two very large orange spheres/circles sat motionless in the sky over the Sandy Hook Bay near the end or Earl Navel Station high in the sky as we looked north towards New York City. They hovered there for almost 2 minutes and very, very slowly moved slightly north east a short distance then disappeared.

 


 

100 Date: 04-25-13

110 Time: 21:24

120 Duration: 2-3 minutes

130 Sighting City: Weston

140 Sighting State: fl

150 Sighting Zip: 33331

160 Sighting County: Broward

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 8-9

 

180 Description: I was on the high way driving about to exit the “Exit 13B” When in the sky I saw these orange/reddish balls of some sort. 8 of them at f

 

190 Description: I was on the high way driving about to exit the “Exit 13B” When in the sky I saw these orange/reddish balls of some sort. 8 of them at first. I stopped by the side of the road to take pictures. They slowly just disappeared into the thin air, and then a 9th one came and it also shortly just disappeared.

 


 

100 Date: 4/13/13

110 Time: 22:00

120 Duration: 1:15

130 Sighting City: Wilbraham

140 Sighting State: ma

150 Sighting Zip: 01095

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 2

 

180 Description: Two orange, white, & red flare type objects in a semi-circular pattern overhead made seven passes

 

190 Description: My neighbor called at 10:30 PM telling me he had just spotted 2 objects in the sky.  I immediately went over with my cameras and we talked about the sighting while still watching the sky and within 10 minutes another one appeared coming from the North on the horizon.  (Note – we both witnessed these)

 

In total there were 7 passes overhead with the first one having two objects next to each other but all subsequent sightings had one object at a time all coming from the north circling down over our location then turning east.

 

We captured 6 of those passes on video as best we could but had multiple trees in the way and they were constantly moving in a large circular pattern.

 

We spotted then while they were over the area of approximately over Mount Tom on the East slope in the valley. The followed the mountainside southerly toward us from the Holyoke Range south over the Chicopee River and then in two cases along the river east and out of sight.

It might even be fair to say they followed the Connecticut River southward to the Chicopee River and turned East around that point. The rivers are only a rough guide, they did not stay exactly on the rivers but rather it appeared there paths were roughly along those lines.  The average altitude is estimated to be 800 to1200 Feet overhead.

 

They maintained the same colors (shifting) and circular shape the entire time. The colors went from white to red and orange with the otter edge staying red while the center was what changed to white and orange and even into very dark red. We agreed the all looked like flares but were of course too large to be a flare and no flare could move in this type of controlled pattern time and time again.

I did hit one with a laser and it appeared to stop momentarily but kept going. 

 

We noticed after the first and second sightings they had a time interval, each sighting was about to 15 minutes in-between – roughly, we didn’t time them but it was approximate and the intervals were about equal.

The loops they made kept moving southerly progressively moving coming nearer and nearer to us.

The first passes turned short of our area with pass’s number 5 and 6 directly overhead and number 7 was slightly south of our position.

 


 

100 Date: 04/01/13

110 Time: 21:25

120 Duration: 10 seconds

130 Sighting City: Brookston

140 Sighting State: in

150 Sighting Zip: 47923

160 Sighting County: White

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Very dimly lit triangular-shaped object over Brookston, Indiana

 

190 Description: At about 9:25 P.M. eastern time Monday, April 1, 2013, I was outside letting my dogs out.  It was a very clear night and cold.  I was waiting on them to do their business and looking at the many stars and constellations.  I suddenly saw something to the west and at about a  60-70  degree angle up from the horizon.  It was a triangular shaped object moving in a straight line from slightly southwest to slightly northeast, but mostly south to north. 

 

It was difficult to see due to the dark coloring – slightly lighter than the night sky and dark brown/gray coloring.  There were extremely dim “lights” on the bottom – three at each corner – each grouping in a triangle shape – all a rusty red-orange color –very dim.  No blinking lights at all.  No sound before, during, or after.  It moved at a constant speed and fairly quickly.  I saw it for probably 10 seconds as I could only visualize it between two groupings of trees; it was not bright enough to see when it moved farther northeast behind the second group of trees. 

 

I don’t know how big it was or how far away it was – I am not good at judging this.  It appeared to me to be the size of 3-4 full moons (when it is directly overhead, not the huge moon size when it’s near the horizon).  I have seen a stealth plane fly directly overhead once before and this was nothing similar to it at all.  I have never seen anything like this before, but I hope to see this again someday.  Truly awesome!

 


 

100 Date: 02/22/13

110 Time: 1:10

120 Duration: 3 minutes

130 Sighting City: Eastvale

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 92880

160 Sighting County: Riverside

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Sphere

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Red Pulsing  Sphere Photographed and Videoed by two witnesses.

 

190 Description: On February 22, 2013 at about 11:30 PM was driving westbound on Limonite Ave about 3/4 of a mile West of the 15 fwy in the City of Eastvale, California when I spotted an object in the sky I could not identify. I was listening to new reports on the radio of a meteor that had passed over Southern California about an hour prior and I was scanning the sky hoping to catch a glimpse of a second meteor when I saw a Red Glowing Sphere that looked like it had a slight haze around it. The Object was south of me over a residential neighborhood and moving in a northwesterly direction. I pulled over and started filming it with my cell phone camera (HD). I filmed two video segments and took several still photos.

 

I had a hard time judging the size and distance to the object which was moving much slower than a meteor and not near as bright. It was also gaining altitude not losing it. I think it was only about the size of a basketball and probably only a few hundred feet away. There was no sound or noise coming from the object that I could hear. It did remind me of a Chinese lantern or little hot air balloon but it appear to be a perfectly round ball with a pulsating light in the exact center and not a candle at the bottom as you would expect from a lantern.

 

The object moved diagonally across my westerly path and gained altitude. Shortly after it crossed in front of the moon it disappeared. Its speed seemed to be slower than an airplane but it is hard to judge exactly how fast it was going because it was hard to tell how far away and how big it was. If it was the size of basket ball and only a few hundred feet away then I would guess its speed to be about 10 mph. I am sure it was not a real airplane, helicopter nor toy or models size version.

 

Like I said I have still shots and video as well as witness who was in the car with me.

 

POSTED BY PETER DAVENPORT ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 26, 2013


 

WEBSITE UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 28 AND MARCH 3RD

 

NUFORC has updated its database of sighting reports, which have been received as of Sunday afternoon, March 03rd, 2013.  Given that it is unlikely that we detect all errors and flawed reports, in the course of our proof-reading reports, we request that as you read the reports, please be on the look-out for things we may have overlooked.  Things to look for are personal information contained in the reports, errors in times and dates, profanity, and overt attempts at hoaxing, etc..  If you detect what you believe to be an error, we would like to request that you send a brief note to director@ufocenter.com, with the details of the report.  We will address flawed reports as quickly as we are able.

 

VOLUME OF SIGHTING REPORTS HAS DIMINISHED RECENTLY

 

Beginning in mid-June of 2012, the volume of seemingly credible reports rose dramatically, for reasons that we still do not understand.  The elevated volume of reports continued until approximately mid-February 2013, at which time the number of reports returned to its “traditional” volume of approximately 300-400 per month.  We are pleased to report that this diminished volume of reports has allowed us to keep up with the flow of reports, and to post them more promptly than we have been able to do, over the last 6-8 months. 

 

PETER DAVENPORT WILL APPEAR ON THE COAST TO COAST RADIO PROGRAM WITH HOST, GEORGE NOORY, ON SUNDAY NIGHT, MARCH 03, 2013 @ 22:05 HRS. (PST)

 

Peter will appear with host, George Noory, to discuss briefly some of the reports that NUFORC has received recently.  Three of the reports that Peter may discuss are the following:

 

·         RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 01, 2013,  @ 0533 HRS. (EST) - A woman dropped her husband off for a morning flight, and was driving along the perimeter of the Richmond Airport, when she sights a very bizarre object, shaped somewhat like a cylinder with peculiar protuberances, hovering above nearby trees.  After a short period of time, the object suddenly accelerates, and moves rapidly to the horizon.   Full Report 

 

·         VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013, @ 22:05 HRS. (EST) - Two adults, while driving, witness a very peculiar light, “with a red halo,” floating through the nighttime sky.  The object appeared to them to slow, and then begin drifting in another direction.  Full Report 

 

·         EDWARDSVILLE (DUNLAP LAKE), ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND, 2013, @ 21:55 HRS. (CST) - Two witnesses observe six lights, orange or “goldenrod” in color, floating across the night sky.  Suddenly, four of the lights disappear, followed by the remaining two lights. Full Report

 

REQUEST:  PLEASE REPORT YOUR SIGHTINGS IN WRITTEN FORM—If any of the visitors to our website have been witness to the events described above, or to any other similar sightings, we would like to request that they please submit detailed written reports, using our Online Report Form.  The only type of report that we are able to process and post is a written report.  Many people are of the opinion that a telephone call to our Hotline serves as a report.  However, we cannot post a telephone conversation.  Hence, we respectfully request that written reports be submitted by each of the witnesses to a sighting, so that we can share that information with the public.

 

Later this week, NUFORC expects to post statements regarding 1) what to do if you believe you are observing a UFO, and 2) how to report the sighting event.  We observe (and lament!) that there appears to be vast room for improvement in what people report (or do not report) about their sightings, and how they prepare their follow-up written reports.  We aspire to improve the quality of reports we post to our website, and will post a few suggestions regarding how witnesses to sightings can assist us in improving the quality of the reports we receive.

 

Statement posted on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd, 2013, by Peter Davenport, Director.

 


 

NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 18, 2013

 

NUFORC posted approximately 180 new, or newly amended, sighting reports on Monday night, February 18, 2013.  We always request that visitors to our site, as they read through the cases, keep on the look-out for flawed reports.  We are certain that our proof-reading does not pick up all the errors, and all of the hoaxed reports.

 

PETER DAVENPORT SCHEDULED TO APPEAR BRIEFLY WITH GEORGE NOORY ON COAST-TO-COAST RADIO ON THURSDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 21, 2013, @ 22:15 HRS. (PACIFIC)

 

Peter will make a brief appearance with George Noory to describe some of the recent trends in recent reports.  If time permits, he will comment on a few things that people can do to assist us in our attempt to get more UFO information to the public, and do so in a more efficient and timely fashion. 

 

POSTED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 21, 2013.

 


 

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED FEBRUARY 04, 2013

 

We have updated the website with approximately 780 new, or newly amended, reports. 

 

As you read the reports, please be on the alert for hoaxes, or other flaws.  If you detect a report that appears to have nothing to do with a sighting of a UFO, please send a note to director@UFOCenter.com, including the location, time, and date of the sighting.  We will review the report, and consider changing it.

 

SIGHTINGS OF ORANGE “FIREBALLS” CONTINUES

 

NUFORC seems to have received slightly fewer reports of red or orange “fireballs,” or “orbs,” than we have received over past months, but the phenomenon continues, and we believe that the nature of the lighted orbs remains a mystery. 

 

We feature below two of the more dramatic sightings, together with video of the objects witnessed:

 

LAKE ZURICH, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2013 @ 18:15 HRS. (CST) - A young man watches an estimated 10-12 orange orbs pass east across the northern sky.  Some of the objects appeared to him to maneuver and accelerate.  Witness captures good video of the objects.  Full Report  Video  

 

KATY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2013 @ 22:45 HRS. (CST) - A group of young men witness, and video, a cluster of 10 (est.) orange objects, seen drifting across the nighttime sky. Full Report  Video

 

We encourage anyone interested in the phenomenon to simply scan the report summary for any given month, looking for the words, “red,” or “orange.”  Many of the reports for December, January, and February are of quite dramatic sightings, and many tend to rule out the possibility that the objects may have been so-called “Sky lanterns,” drifting in the nighttime sky.

 

If anyone visiting this website has witnessed a display of these red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” we would like to urge the visitor to submit a detailed report about his/her sighting, using our Online Report Form.  We are very interested in this type of sighting, and would like to “capture” more information about them.  They are occurring around the globe, and we hope to be able to collect more, and more accurate, information about the phenomenon.  If video or still photos are taken of the displays, we would welcome an opportunity to review them.  

 

We will post more information to the homepage, in the near future.

 

POSTED BY PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR, ON MONDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 04, 2013. 

 


 

WE WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO VISITS OUR SITE, AND WHO SUPPORTS OUR WORK!!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be traveling during part of the Christmas Holiday, so the UFO Hotline will be only intermittently staffed during that period.  Peter will attempt to monitor the Hotline once or twice a day, and will attempt to return calls pertaining to dramatic sightings.  It would be helpful if people would refrain from placing any but the most important calls, to avoid having our messaging service filled up with routine calls.   Peter will attempt to monitor both incoming written reports, and e-mail, as his travel schedule may permit.  He will respond to important messages, as time permits.  

 

WEBSITE UPDATED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012 -We apologize for the long hiatus since our last posting.  We attempted to update our website on December 09th, but unexpected problems with our webmaster’s computer thwarted that effort.  We post here approximately 700 new sighting reports.  As you read those reports, please be on the look-out for defects.  Examples of flawed reports include 1) reports of the star, Sirius, which appear to be numerous; 2) reports of the International Space Station, seen passing overhead; 3) reports of “flares” caused by Motorola “Iridium” satellites; 4) reports with incorrect entries of time or date; 5) reports which are out-and-out hoaxes; and 5) reports containing profanity, or other offensive materials.  We are aware of all of the above phenomena, but occasionally, our proof-reading “filter” fails to pick up some of the reports that have nothing to do with UFO sightings, or which should have been amended in some fashion, before they were posted.  

 

If you detect what you believe may be a flawed report, please send your observation to director@UFOCenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as we are able to do so.

 

We feature below a handful of the many excellent reports NUFORC has received, over recent weeks:

 

S95072KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012, @ 18:00 HRS. (EST) - Two adult males, and the 9-year old son of one of them, witness a very strange looking wedge-shaped object in the nighttime sky.  It exhibits multiple lights along the edges of its ventral surface, and it remains in sight for approximately five minutes. 

Full Report         Image supplied by witness at right >>>>

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2012, @ 19:30 HRS. (EST) - A teacher, and second adult witness, observed a cluster of red lights, which suddenly reposition themselves into several triangular patterns in the nighttime sky. Full Report 

 

SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2012, @ 20:45 HRS. (PST) - Multiple member of the same family, together with some of their friends, witness approximately a dozen red “fireballs” in the western sky.  The objects appear to maneuver, and even move quite rapidly across the sky. Full Report 1   Full Report 2   Full Report 3

 

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012, @ 03:15 HRS. (CST) - Multiple witnesses in, and around, the city of Cedar Rapids report that the sky was flickering with bright blue, or green, light, which appeared to stretch from horizon to horizon.  The event appears not to have been caused by any aurora borealis activity.  Similar reports from Annapolis, MD, Columbia, SC, and Conneaut, OH, on the same date.  Full Report

 

CAMERON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DEC 20, 2012, @ 23:30 HRS. (CST)  - A mother and son, while driving along Highway 36, witness very bright, strobing lights ahead of their car, close to the horizon.  Suddenly, a very bizarre 6- or 8-sided craft, with faceted sides, appears above their car.  Several trucks on the highway may have seen the same object.  Full Report

If you have been witness to any of the sightings we have posted, or to any other sightings, we would like to encourage you to submit written reports, using our On-Line UFO Report Form.  

POSTED SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22 , 2012, BY PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER, WASHINGTON STATE.

 


 

NUFORC UPDATES WEBSITE ON NOVEMBER 19, 2012

 

We have updated our database of sightings, with the addition of approximately 500 recently received, and amended, reports.  We have proofread the reports to the best of our ability, but we always request that those individuals who visit our site be on the lookout for flawed reports.

 

THANKSGIVING VACATION SCHEDULE

 

Following this posting, Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be away from the Center for a few days.  Hence, if you witness what you believe may have been a UFO, please submit a written report, using our Online Report Form, in lieu of telephoning the Center over our Hotline.  Peter will monitor the Hotline, while traveling, but he will be on vacation, and would prefer to not have to return any but the most urgent calls.   He will attempt to monitor written reports, and other e-mail, once per day.  If you feel compelled to telephone the Hotline, please leave a short message, and not a long description of your sighting.  

 

 

DRAMATIC SIGHTINGS OF RED AND ORANGE “FIREBALLS” CONTINUE

 

On Saturday night, November 10, and then again on November 17, NUFORC received a large number of reports of clusters of red and orange “fireballs,” a phenomenon our Center has attempted to call to the attention of visitors to our website for almost two years.  We highlight below a number of the more interesting reports, and we encourage people to read the other reports for those dates, which are posted for the month of November.

 

WASILLA-SUSITNA DELTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2012, @ 1945 HRS. (LOCAL) -Two on-duty police officers witness 6-7 bright orange lights in the northeast sky, which are seen to drop bright red “sparks.”  Full Report  

 

CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012, @ 1828 HRS. (PST) - A retired airline pilot, while driving to the east of Castle Rock, is shocked to witness three orange objects approaching the highway he is driving on, and descending.  He turns his vehicle around and races home, to request that his wife come outside to watch the objects. 

Full Report.  Mr. James Clarkson, MUFON State Director for Washington State, interviewed the witness, and shared his report below:

 

CASTLE ROCK WA UFO SIGHTING – November 10, 2012

Sighting date and time: November 10, 2012 at 1828 hrs. Pacific Standard Time

Location: Vicinity of Castle Rock, Washington located at exit 49 on Interstate 5 about 57 miles south of Olympia, WA where I reside. The sighting event occurred on a side road off of State Highway 504 which is also called the Mount Saint Helens Hwy. (Mount Saint Helens is a semi-dormant volcano that erupted catastrophically on May 18, 1980.) The sighting occurred between Castle Rock and Silver Lake.

Witness: The witness is very concerned that his confidentiality should be maintained. He has a retired commercial pilot who has logged over 6000 hours as pilot in command with no accidents or violations. We are about the same age; I am 61 years old. He has a family man living on a very well-maintained property and he is highly involved in his church. (It was very clear during our interview that his recent UFO experience is deeply troubling.)

 

Weather: The historical weather as of 1735 hrs. on November 10, 2012 was 39.2°F. Visibility was 10 miles. Conditions were partly cloudy and calm. According to historical records the official sunrise occurred at 7:06 AM and sunset was at 1644 hrs. The moon was not visible at the time of the sighting; moonrise was at 3:06 AM Pacific Standard Time and setting time was 2:43 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Investigation: This UFO sighting was reported shortly after it occurred to NUFORC and then to UFOSNW. As the state director for MUFON in Washington I monitor both of these sites and when I read the narrative from the witness I decided that further investigation was required.

On November 11, 2012 I called the witness and we went over his sighting report. Based upon his credibility and the level of high strangeness, I asked him if I could speak to him in person and go through the events of the sighting.

 

On November 12, 2012 at 1448 hours I sat with him in his study and he went over the details of the sighting. My wife Joanne, who is also a MUFON field investigator, accompanied me. I noted that as a hobby the witness had created models demonstrating a meticulous attention to detail.

We went through the entire experience and then he drove Joanne and I along the same route he followed two days previous when he encountered the UFOs.

Details of Incident: The witness left his home in his car to go to town and make a quick purchase. He was accompanied by a pet dog, a small dachshund. He departed about 25 to 30 minutes before the event.

He went to the store and drove back to his home, turning off of Highway 504.  There is a short grade of several winding curves before the road straightens. It is about 1 mile from the turnoff to the witness’ home.

 

As he topped the rise and glanced to his left, in a SE direction, he observed a very bright red-orange orb that appeared to be in line with the top of a flagpole in front of a residence. He looked closer and observed 3 glowing objects.

 

The 3 objects did not glow brightly in the sense of just being lights in the sky. Each one of these objects was spheroid. (His word choice when I questioned him about the difference between seeing a light in the sky and an object with a definite shape.) The appearance of these objects was deeply startling. He slowed down and kept looking to the left in a SE direction.

 

He stated the objects were arranged in an equilateral triangle. Each one was generating its own light. Several times during our interview he commented on the light coming from each object. He said the light from each of the objects was “a quality of light I have never seen before. It had a peculiar wavelength.” (We discussed various types of lighting that might be on an aircraft; he said it was none of these; it was nothing conventional he has ever seen.)

 

His dog was agitated. He looked at the dashboard clock and he noted the time of 6:28 PM. He had several reactions at the same time: he wanted to keep the objects in view; he wanted to take a picture with his cell phone and he wanted to call his wife.

 

The objects appeared low; he estimates they were 500 feet or less above the ground. He admits he felt afraid. He recalled thinking, “I am out here alone. What am I going to do if one of these objects moves over the roadway?”

 

He stated the objects were large enough that it would have taken a dime held out at arm’s length to cover them. He kept going down the road noting the particular trees or houses where he had a line of sight view of the objects. He reconstructed these lines of sight on a map that he submitted with his initial report.

He pulled into his driveway and jumped out, forgetting his dog. He wanted to alert his wife inside but as he looked up at the objects, they maneuvered:

 

He said the center light moved in between the other two and they loved position slightly so that they appeared equidistant from his viewpoint. Then the three objects went from a dead stop to high acceleration from left to right. Each object went through a color shift to emitting a cherry red color that was dimmer and then the light went off. He believes he kept them in view until they were at an estimated 10,000 feet in not more than 5 seconds.

 

He added that the vertical departure was a smooth acceleration. He described the objects’ departure as graceful.

 

He ran inside and told his wife and then he remembered his dog. When he went back to the car, the dog was on the floorboard whimpering. He called the emergency dispatch number and they stated there were no other reports. A deputy called him and gave him the information to file a report with NUFORC.

Analysis: This is a highly credible witness who was able to make detailed observations of 3 highly unconventional objects that were probably 500 feet in the air or less when he first observed them and a similar lateral distance away. The objects appeared to be operating under intelligent control. Given the spherical shapes, it would be easy to dismiss the sighting as balloons, etc. However, given the highly strange illumination, the precise maneuvering and the ability to go from hovering to high acceleration, these objects are classified as Unknown Aerial Vehicles. There is no known artificial or natural explanation for these events known at this time.

 

Investigator:

James E. Clarkson
MUFON WA State Director
Affiliated Investigator for NUFORC and UFOSNW

 

We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Clarkson for his having followed up on the report, and for his having shared it with both 1) NUFORC and 2) UFOs Northwest (www.ufosnw.com), which also posted the report!))   Full NUFORC Report  

 

--ORLANDO, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012, @ 1815 HRS. (EST) - A woman out walking her dog witnesses, and photographs, a number of orange “orbs,” which she watched as they slowly floated across the night sky.  She captured the photo below, and this video.

 

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Here are a few more reports that caught our attention, and which we would like to call to the attention of visitors to our site…

 

--WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 01ST, 2012, @ 0300 HRS. (MST) - A railroad employee responds to several signals, which suggest that the railroad tracks he is responsible for had shorted out.  He responds by driving to the locations of the trouble spots, and suddenly has a flashing light approach his truck at very high speed.  The object moves around his truck for several minutes, and then shoots off.  Equally suddenly, all indications of shorts on the tracks resolve and disappear from the employee’s laptop computer.  Full Report  

 

--FISHBURNE MILITARY SCHOOL, WAYNESBOROUGH, VIRGINIA, APRIL 15, 1950 - Nine military cadets, while practicing drill on the drill field, witness a metallic-looking, disc-shaped object, circle their location at least twice. Full Report

 

 

We wish you and your families all a Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

 

Posted on Monday night, November 19, 2012, by Peter Davenport, Center Director

 

 


 

 

PHENOMENON OF ORANGE AND RED “FIREBALLS” APPEARS TO INCREASE DRAMATICALLY ON NOVEMBER 10th AND 11TH, 2012

 

For almost two years, the National UFO Reporting Center has attempted to call to the attention of the public the fact that frequent sightings of clusters of red, orange, and yellow “fireballs” are occurring, for which there appears to be no adequate explanation.  The objects clearly are not aircraft, meteors, satellites, weather balloons, swamp gas…all objects that frequently are cited by UFO skeptics in attempt to explain the UFO phenomenon in pedestrian terms.

 

On the evening of Saturday, November 10th, 2012, NUFORC began to receive a “pulse”  of reports of sightings of these peculiar “fireballs,” and that trend appears to continue, as this text is being written.  

 

In order to bring this information to the attention of the public as quickly as possible, we post below a sample of some of the reports that have been submitted to our Center over the last 24 hours.  The event appears to us to be of sufficient importance and magnitude to warrant our posting the reports in their “raw” form.  The reports are largely unedited, and appear in their original form, although we have attempted to confirm that each report indicates the correct times.  The reports are in order of occurrence of the sightings, allowing for the three time zones in the U. S..

 

In particular, we would like to call the readers’ attention to the report below from Castle Rock, Washington, submitted by a current airline pilot (ATP pilot’s license), who encountered three of the orange objects on a remote stretch of highway in Washington State.  The witness reported to us via telephone that the objects appeared so low that he thought they were going to land on the highway in front of his vehicle.

 

If anyone visiting our website has been witness to one of the events shown below, we would like to invite the person to submit a written report, using our Online Report Form.  Also, we encourage witnesses to contact the local press in their area…radio, television, and newspaper offices…in order to report the sighting to them, and in attempt to achieve some publicity for the sighting.  If other witnesses to the event are located, please have them submit a written report, as well.

 

We hope to have the reports proof-read, and posted to our database, within the next day, or so.

 

List of sightings for November 10th and 11th:

 

((BEGIN “RAW” COPIED REPORTS))

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 18:15 

120 Duration: 1 minute

130 Sighting City: Lower Burrell

140 Sighting State: pa

150 Sighting Zip: 15068

165 Sighting Country: Estados Unidos

160 Sighting County: Westmoreland

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Unknown

168 Number of Craft: 6

 

180 Description: 6 orange glowing lights

 

190 Description: 6 moving lights that appeared to be glowing, as if it was a lit candle, went across the sky.  They one by one disappeared as the traveled.  I have never see anything like this nor can I explain what it was - it didn't seem to be a plane or helicopter, nor can I understand why they would be all together traveling.  There were no motor sounds, it was completely silent.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/2012

110 Time: 18:30

120 Duration: 10 minutes

130 Sighting City: Endicott

140 Sighting State: ny

150 Sighting Zip: 13760

160 Sighting County: Broome

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 4

 

180 Description: 2 lights joined by 2 more moving slowing southeast to northwest.

 

190 Description: On this dark night, saw 2 orange/yellow lights moving slowing from southeast to northwest.  They were not close enough together to be on the same object yet too close together to be two aircraft. Considered helicopters but they were low enough that we should've heard something.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 18:30

120 Duration: 15 minutes

130 Sighting City: Orlando

140 Sighting State: fl

150 Sighting Zip: 32812

160 Sighting County: Orange

170 Witnesses: 8

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 9

 

180 Description: Observed up to 9 reddish orange objects flying in commercial airspace near Orlando international airport.

 

190 Description: Daughter outside with friends and wife. They saw 2 circular shaped balls orange red in color. Called me outside and we then saw 4 flying in a triangular pattern. No noise. Looked orange red noticed a slight flash to them.  Approximately 1500 ft not sure. Live near Orlando international airport and they were flying in the opposite direction as the normal flight patterns. After the 4 2 more came about 1 minute after same height flight pattern and shape. After those passed 1 more came and flew directly over a plane flying east. Looked like a near miss. I have video of objects taken on a digital camera.

 

420 Aura: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 17:50

120 Duration: 1 min

130 Sighting City: Eldridge

140 Sighting State: ia

150 Sighting Zip: 52748

160 Sighting County: Scott

170 Witnesses: 4

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: bright orange/yellow with red trim circular fast moving quiet light

 

190 Description: Coming fast from the south, we saw a bright round orange/yellowish light with an outer red light all the way around it.  There weren't any blinking lights like a plane.  It was moving very fast and made no sounds which were odd because it appeared somewhat close to us or at least it seemed like it in the night sky.  It continued moving straight north and then just seemed to disappear.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/2012

110 Time: 19:00

120 Duration: 15 min

130 Sighting City: Chattanooga

140 Sighting State: tn

150 Sighting Zip: 37421

160 Sighting County: Hamilton

170 Witnesses: 4

172 Shape: Other

168 Number of Craft: 7

 

180 Description: 400 foot long craft with half circle lights

 

190 Description: a long sequence of lights attached to a craft approximately 400 feet wide with half circle shaped lights on bottom followed by 6 other smaller crafts throughout the area

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 19:00

120 Duration: 3 mins

130 Sighting City: Bayville

140 Sighting State: nj

150 Sighting Zip: 08721

160 Sighting County: USA

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 2

 

180 Description: Two red fireballs, so close then shot up and disappeared.

 

190 Description: It was unbelievable, two orange red, look just like slow moving close fireballs that were low and then proceeded upwards following each others motions like a video game then shot up and disappeared. And the next one did the same. Amazing!

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/2012

110 Time: 19:20

120 Duration: 10 minutes

130 Sighting City: tarentum

140 Sighting State: pa

160 Sighting County: Allegheny

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 1—20

 

180 Description: multiple lights over Allegheny River near Tarentum, pa

 

190 Description: I saw a large cluster of white lights gliding across the sky.  thought it was helicopters but to close together and silent. lights were headed northeast to south direction. the lights just kept gliding together, then veered and completely disappeared. there were 3 more orb lights about 1-2 minutes behind the cluster, bird formation. followed the first cluster direction, then they also veered and disappeared.

 

420 Aura: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 20:00

120 Duration: 15 sec

130 Sighting City: Lakeland

140 Sighting State: fl

150 Sighting Zip: 33811

160 Sighting County: polk

170 Witnesses: 6

172 Shape: Unknown

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: My family and I seen a fast moving, silent object with bright lights almost like a fireball over our skies

 

190 Description: We were sitting on the porch talking when my husband said are they fire works so I looked and seen it go up and come down and then all of a sudden it came back up and started to go side to side and up and down I mean it was all over the place it had 4 bright lights it looked like fire in the sky it was spooky I mean it did not even make a sound and so I ran in to get my camera but by the time I got out there it was gone my husband and kids said it just vanished but I'll tell you I have never seen anything like it in my life I mean it was so fast and so bright and the way it moved was like unreal i can't explain what it was but I know what it wasn't and it was something out of this world.  

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 20:00

120 Duration: 1 minute

130 Sighting City: CLINTON TOWNSHIP

140 Sighting State: mi

150 Sighting Zip: 48036

160 Sighting County: MACOMB

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 3

 

190 Description: Tonight in Clinton Township, Michigan, at approximately 8 pm EST, I was east bound on Metro Parkway (16 Mile road), and arrived at the intersection of Garfield and Metro Parkway.  As I approached the red light, I noticed 3 lights, each of them both red and white/clear, like a brake light and headlight (each), in a triangle formation stop over the traffic light/intersection and hover for a moment, and then head northwest (from south east to northwest direction).  It moved very slowly over the top of the trees.  When I got home, I posted on Facebook that I had seen something strange and asked if anyone else had.  One of the leaders from my church posted that her teenage daughter and friends had been at the intersection of 15 and Utica (southeast of where I saw it), and they saw a huge ball of fire fall from the sky, and then break into 3 separate lights like a UFO and move toward the direction of Metro Parkway and Garfield. 

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

440 Emit Beams: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 18:00

120 Duration: 10 min

130 Sighting City: eureka

140 Sighting State: Mt

150 Sighting Zip: 59917

160 Sighting County: Lincoln

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Light

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description:  Orange light over eureka Montana

 

190 Description: We witnessed an orange light that would occasionally sway back and forth. it was there for 8 to 10 minutes and then just disappeared. there was no flashing beacon or noise..

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 20:25

120 Duration: 10 min

130 Sighting City: Montpelier

140 Sighting State: vt

150 Sighting Zip: 05602

160 Sighting County: washington

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 1-3

 

180 Description: saw a ufo in montpelier

 

190 Description: Walking down court street toward main. To our right near town there were 3 orange red dots. The dot closest to us moved upward and then we noticed all 3 dots seemed to go in the same direction. It banked left and disappeared over what I could say may be Berlin or Barre. Object was silent and moved slowly. Like it was observing. It was weird. And then this mist that smelled like wood smoke was over the town.  Toward Hubbard and Barre streets.  So weird. Did anyone else report this?

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 20:30

120 Duration: 5 Minutes

130 Sighting City: Murrells Inlet

140 Sighting State: sc

150 Sighting Zip: 29576

160 Sighting County: Horry

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Light

168 Number of Craft: 15-20

 

180 Description: 15-20 orange/reddish orbs, moving in a similar pattern, heading south, then disappearing.

 

190 Description: 15 - 20 orange/reddish orb type lights “floating” south then disappearing and reappearing. There was no sound whatsoever. Smaller orbs were breaking off some of the larger orbs. They were all moving in a similar pattern. Some higher than others. They were moving together in a line but it was not a perfectly straight line. Later that night, I do not know if the lights were related, but there was a green falling flash that came out of an empty sky. The green light happened around 3am.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

430 Emit Objects: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 18:20

120 Duration: 12 minutes

130 Sighting City: Payson

140 Sighting State: ut

150 Sighting Zip: 84651

165 Sighting Country: UNITED STATES

160 Sighting County: UTAH

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: ORANGE BALL OF FIRE

 

190 Description: Orange in center Yellow second layer with Red on the third layer barely visible outer perimeter layer, looked like it was on ball of Fire with the flames etc as it headed toward us, as it passed over, it seemed to be close it would hover and come to a complete stop, without any kind of a sound and then change directions or speed up suddenly as it headed toward North (toward Spanish Fork?). as it completely disappeared far North (the light seemed to suddenly turn off, just before it was completely out of eye sight, when we turned around or looked up it would be instantly back again just either right south of us headed toward us again, or suddenly right over our heads, until it disappeared again, and then this process repeated again three to four times...it looked quit different from the back and not as bright; flatter with three spaced out circles the middle being the largest of the three. From the back the lights flashed on and off once in awhile, but when it flashed it flashed to a red or to an orange (from the back only) the front always stayed the same looking like a ball of fire. It made no sound and the last pass was unusually close overhead.

 

450 Changed color: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 20:32

120 Duration: 3-4 minutes

130 Sighting City: Cut Off

140 Sighting State: la

150 Sighting Zip: 70345

160 Sighting County: Lafourche Parish

170 Witnesses: 5

172 Shape: Changing

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Low-flying, shape-changing aircraft seen in a small Southern Louisiana town.

 

190 Description: My mother, aunt, cousin, boyfriend and I were driving up my street earlier to go to a fair. My mom, who is a skeptic on such things, stops the car when she sees a low-flying craft right nearby. It was dark, so we couldn't see much except for changing, flashing lights. The lights came from different areas of the craft, and it looked a bit like a trapezoid, but then seemed to change shape. Getting out of the car, there was a quiet drone unlike anything I've heard before. Soon it started flying away at incredible speed. That's the second UFO I see close to my home, and to think so live in a town so small, most maps don't even recognize it.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

470 Sounds: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 18:28

120 Duration: 1 Minute

130 Sighting City: Castle Rock

140 Sighting State: wa

150 Sighting Zip: 98611

160 Sighting County: Cowlitz

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 3

 

180 Description: Three glowing reddish orange spheres hovering then maneuvering at fairly close range.

 

190 Description: UFO Report

 

Location:

3 miles east of Castle Rock, WA, approximately

1/4 mile from SR504 and 1000’ east of Si Town Road.

 

Date and Time: November 10th, 2012, 18:28 Pacific Standard Time.

 

Sky Condition: No Ceiling, Clear Sky, Dark

 

Period of time observed: From initial visual acquisition to their departure, approximately 1 minute.

 

Description of Objects: Three totally silent, solid, reddish orange glowing spheres forming an equilateral triangle. Size: Each sphere approximately  the size of a dime held out at arm’s length.

 

Event Description: At approximately 18:28 Pacific Standard Time on November 10th, 2012 I was driving Southbound on Si Town Road toward my home. Three bright reddish orange spheres low to the ground initially caught my eye when I was approximately 1200 feet south of SR504 on Si Town Rd . Seconds after my initial visual acquisition these objects were momentarily obscured by trees.

 

When I re-acquired these objects about two seconds later I now had an unobstructed view of them. They appeared to be hovering at this point at an altitude of 500 feet or perhaps less above ground level and about 1000 feet horizontally to the southeast of my location. The ground level at this location is about 700 feet above sea level.

 

The three objects were close enough to my car that I almost stopped my car as I actually feared that they might block the road, but they stayed hovering where they had been the whole time so I continued southbound on Si Town Rd. They were totally silent. They did not blink, rotate or change color. They maintained a constant luminosity until the end of this event.  They were each very bright and each sphere was about as big around as a dime held at arm’s length.

 

At this point I was not sure if I was observing one solid triangular craft with lights at each corner, or if I was observing three independent objects.

 

As I turned east onto Ness Rd. and approached my house about 45 seconds after initially acquiring these objects they began to maneuver independently of each other, but still over the same location. At this point they maneuvered into a straight line, equally spaced from each other and began to ascend. I quickly pulled into my driveway with the car facing basically toward the objects. At this point they all ascended vertically together with no horizontal travel noted. One by one each object faded out and disappeared up into the darkness.

 

At this point I was quite shaken. I ran out of my car and into the house to get my wife. I grabbed my camera and tried to explain what had just happened to my wife, but there was no longer anything to see. I called the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office and Castle Rock City Police Department 15 to 20 minutes after this event to inquire if anyone else had seen what I saw. They both responded in the negative.

 

Let me add that until retiring I was a commercial pilot and I still hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. I’ve been flying since 1977. As such I am quite used to identifying and looking at things in the sky. The objects I observed tonight were NOT aircraft navigation lights, emergency lights, landing lights, helicopters, lighter-than-air craft, weather balloons, flares, Chinese lanterns, meteorological phenomena, satellites, swamp gas, or any other nonsense. I know how non-aviation people can often misidentify things they see in the sky. This was not the case tonight.

 

These were real, solid objects and appeared to maneuver under intelligent control.  I’m still shaking from what I saw more than an hour and a half ago.  

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 21:35

120 Duration: 5 minutes

130 Sighting City: Cape Coral

140 Sighting State: fl

150 Sighting Zip: 33990

160 Sighting County: Lee

170 Witnesses: 6

172 Shape: Sphere

168 Number of Craft: 10

 

180 Description: Several red spheres over Cape Coral moving south to north then turning toward Gulf of Mexico.

 

190 Description: About 10 red and white flashing spheres, spaced apart, moving across the sky quickly from south to north, then turning west to go out over the Gulf of Mexico. Several other people were outside watching from down the street. There was no sound. They all followed the same path.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 19:00

120 Duration: 10 min

130 Sighting City: Bellflower

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 90706

160 Sighting County: Los angeles

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Sphere

168 Number of Craft: 13

 

180 Description: Several orange spheres seen in Lakewood and bellflower.

 

190 Description: I was walking on south st going north and looked up and saw a bright orange shpere and then I saw three more of them flying in a triangle shape, the one at the bottom seemed to go a bit faster then the other two and was going up and down almost out of formation. Then I saw four flying in a triangle shape with the fourth one in the middle again they seemed to speed up and slow down flying up and down out of formation. Then I saw ones fling solo one after another a couple of them seemed to disappear and reappear then it was over. There was a car pulled over with another witness I thought I was the only one. I told my girlfriend about it. I hope she doesn't think I'm crazy, my phone was dead I wanted to try and capture it on video. One thing I noticed about the last one I saw I was on Clark heading toward artesia was it seemed lower and looked like a fire as if it was a flying fire place yet it moved like it was under intelligence.

 

420 Aura: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 19:30

120 Duration: 3 minutes

130 Sighting City: placentia

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 92870

170 Witnesses: 5

172 Shape: Circle

180 Description: Clusters of orange "lights", cylindrical in shape, traversing the night sky in the area above our heads

 

190 Description: As we entered our automobile, once person looked out the rear view window and commented on seeing strange lights in the night sky. 

 

We all got out and looked and above us traversing the sky were about 30 bright orange lights, spherical in shape, moving slowly across the sky, soundless, and soon disappearing as they floated out of view. They were clearly delineating against the dark sky.  We could not attribute these objects to anything we had ever seen before. 

 

One witness was a Ph.D. biology professor, one was an engineer, one was a high school teacher, the other two women were college educated and none were inclined to make snap judgments concerning the nature of the objects.

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/2012

110 Time: 19:40

120 Duration: 8 minutes

130 Sighting City: Los Angeles

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 90712

160 Sighting County: Los Angeles

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 3

 

180 Description: 3 Red/Orange Circles blacking out in the night.

 

190 Description: On the evening of November 10, at 7:40 pm, I was taking my dog outside to the bathroom.  I saw 2 red/orange circles in the sky moving SSE slowly at the same speed.  It was located to the west of my position.  I told my wife to come out and witness the movement.  There were no sounds that we could hear of. The lead circle would pulsate slightly and then die off.  Because it was dark, we weren’t sure if it blacked out or was masked by clouds.  About 10 seconds after, the second blacked out.  My wife went back into the house and I continued to walk the dog around the neighborhood.  Approximately 3 minutes later, I saw a third red/orange circle trailing the same route as the first two.  After about 1 to 2 minutes, the third blacked out as well.  I saw regular aircraft in the vicinity of these circles.  It was obvious that these red circles did not fit the profile of a normal aircraft.  Additionally, the movement was unnatural to a regular aircraft. It would shift in mid-air.  When I got back into the house, my wife researched this to see if anyone else saw this pattern.  On the UFO Reporting Center, the description matched similar reports. 

 

I’m a former Marine Corps Officer with a MBA and my wife has a masters as well.  We have never witnessed anything like this before.  My first assumption was that these might be police unmanned aerial vehicles.  Although I have no reference, it looked extremely high in altitude. 

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

420 Aura: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11-10-2012

110 Time: 21:00

120 Duration: 10 minutes

130 Sighting City: Rochester

140 Sighting State: wa

150 Sighting Zip: 98579

160 Sighting County: USA

170 Witnesses: 7+

172 Shape: Light

168 Number of Craft: 21+

 

180 Description: Fleet of red UFO's emerging from Mt. Ranier

 

190 Description: There was about 20 or more red lights that flew right over my neighborhood, making no sound. It looked to me like they were emerging from Mt. Ranier. Then they all turned north, and started moving towards Seattle. One by one, the blinked out. After all the red lights blinked out, there was a craft with two amber lights and a flashing red light in the middle moving in the same direction as the red fleet was headed. I started filming, and the batteries went dead. When I replaced the batteries, I captured a portion of the event, and a few pictures. My mom, my two children, several of my neighbors, and myself, witnessed the event.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

490 Electrical: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 21:10

120 Duration: 2:00 mins

130 Sighting City: Ballentine

140 Sighting State: sc

150 Sighting Zip: 29063

160 Sighting County: Richland

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Egg

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: yellow-orangish in color like object (eggplant like shape) appeared to not have lights on the outside, but radiate light from inside.

 

190 Description: Observed a yellow-orangish in color like object (eggplant like shape) coming from the South, over Lake Murray. The object appeared yellow orangish as it approached and then yellow white as it moved away. It appeared to not have lights on the outside, but radiate light from inside. The light wasn't brilliant, it was just “lit up.”  The object was much higher than the tree line, but lower than a plane. I thought it was a helicopter at first, but it moved too smoothly (like an airplane). I was grabbing my coffee mug out of my car before I went to bed, as I saw the object approach, I ran inside and got my wife. The object just passed over us as we came outside. The object disappeared behind tall trees, as it moved North East way from us.

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 21:15

130 Sighting City: San Anselmo

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 94960

160 Sighting County: Marin

170 Witnesses: 4

172 Shape: Changing

168 Number of Craft: 20-30

 

180 Description: Unexplainable 30 reddish lights in sky in varying formation over San Anselmo

 

190 Description: Citizen reported to the police department that she observed approximately 30 red lights in the sky varying in formation.  She took photos on her iPhone from her bedroom.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

450 Changed color: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/10/12

110 Time: 23:20

120 Duration: 20 seconds

130 Sighting City: Roseville

140 Sighting State: ca

150 Sighting Zip: 94089

160 Sighting County: USA

170 Witnesses: 3

172 Shape: Triangle

168 Number of Craft: 2

 

190 Description: A v shape triangle UFO glided across the night sky in Roseville, CA. It only happened minutes ago, and while I have seen what I thought was a UFO, this is the only that has scared me to death. I feel very scared because it was flying very low, probably at about 1000 feet.

 

Minutes later a light beam crossed the sky in the other direction.

 

440 Emit Beams: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/11/12

110 Time: 2:00

120 Duration: 2-4 seconds

130 Sighting City: New Braunfels

140 Sighting State: tx

170 Witnesses: 4

172 Shape: Other

 

190 Description: Me and a couple of buddies were out on the Guadalupe river last night when the area we were in lit up. Not even a few seconds before that were staring up at the stars since it was such a clear night. My best friend had said something so we all were looking at each other talking when then everything lit up like lighting which we knew was impossible. So we look up immediately and I see a bright white light about an inch under the north star (almost the exact same size as the north star) and it just…blew up?

 

The white light turned into a ring of light expanding out from the center and I didn't see the trail but everyone of my buddies saw a smoke trail that was going through the ring and then it just disappeared.. we freaked out for a while. we felt so uneasy after it happened.

 

 

100 Date: 11/11/2012

110 Time: 2:25

120 Duration: 9 seconds

130 Sighting City: Calgary

140 Sighting State: AB

165 Sighting Country: Canada

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Disk

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Grey disk. One blue light. Smaller then smart car but bigger then basketball

 

190 Description: I was working at 45th floor with 2 more co workers at that time I seen some thing flying in the sky as I was.  Looking slightly down.  First I thought it’s a balloon but I stare to re confirm its a balloon then I discovered its a disk kind Grey Color object flying in very unique pattern. 

 

Me and one co worker of mine seen it as I called WTH is that thing to him? I don't know how or where to report it in my city. I never believed in this stuff before but seen some documentaries about this kind of sighting. Afraid to tell anyone as they gonna think I am Retarded. That object was bigger then a basketball but smaller than a smart car. It had very small light on one point which can be only seen once of its rotation.

 

 

100 Date: 11/11/12

110 Time: 04:40

120 Duration: @ 10-20 seconds

130 Sighting City: Bremerton

140 Sighting State: wa

150 Sighting Zip: 98311

160 Sighting County: Kitsap

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Unknown

 

180 Description: Heard a very loud craft noise hovering outside my bedroom window in the backyard that took off seconds later.

 

190 Description: I was awakened this morning to a very loud machine type noise at approximately 4:40 am coming from the other side of our bedroom wall in the back yard.  It remained there for approximately 10-20 seconds and then flew away very quickly but I could still here it in the distance.  It was pretty far in a matter of seconds but then sounded like it started to head back our direction as the sound got a little closer again but still very distant.  Then it was completely gone.  Unfortunately I did not look out as I was too afraid of what I might see or that they (whoever) might see me.  

 

470 Sounds: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 11/11/12

110 Time: 19:30

120 Duration: 60 Seconds

130 Sighting City: Macclesfield

140 Sighting State: .

165 Sighting Country: UK

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Bright orange ball of light approaching fast from South toward Macclesfield, UK

 

Observed from West Macclesfield; Bright orange ball of light approaching fast from South, heading very precisely North.  Below cloud, altitude estimated at 4500-5000 feet.  No tail or trail.

 

According to XC Weather, no cloud below 5000 at that time, but a commercial aircraft departing Ringway (Manchester International Airport (approximately 12 miles to North West of Macclesfield) conveniently climbed into cloud directly overhead at the same time heading south, and would be likely to have seen object.

 

Object trajectory perceived as changing, initially suspected slowing and descent, but became apparent that object had either: Turned to East, and gradually dimmed to disappear, OR Turned South West and accelerated away very fast to disappear.

 

Wind direction as reported on XC Weather was southerly, 3-5mph, with a shift to westerly north of Manchester.

 

Possibility object was a Chinese lantern, but rapid approach (even allowing for poor height estimation) was inconsistent with low wind speed.  Shift to east could be accounted for if wind-veer more southerly than indicated by XC Weather.  Cloud cover obviated possibility of satellite.

 

Total observed time 50 seconds to 1 minute.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

 


 

NUFORC WEBSITE AND SIGHTING REPORT DATABASE UPDATED ON OCTOBER 30 AND NOVEMBER 4TH, 2012

 

NUFORC has updated its website on two occasions, this week, Tuesday, October 30th with approximately 900 new and revised reports, and Sunday, November 4th, with approximately 130 reports. 

 

We have attempted to screen and proof-read the reports to the best of our ability, but a warning we always issue with each new posting is that there probably are flawed reports, and reports about terrestrial events and objects, among the newly released sighting reports.  If you detect such a flawed report, please note the report, and send a notification to director@ufocenter.com.  We will inspect, and possibly flag or amend, the report, as quickly as possible.

 

SIGHTINGS OF RED AND ORANGE “FIREBALLS” CONTINUE UNABATED

The sightings of clusters of orange lights, or “fireballs,” continues into the month of November.  If anyone who visits this site has seen one of these events, and has not reported it to our Center, we would very much like to have witnesses submit detailed statements, using our On-Line UFO Report Form.

Here is an example, with illustrations, of what many people apparently have been witnessing from across the U. S. and Canada, as well as from other continents:

 

LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2012, @ 1900 HRS. (EASTERN) - Five adult witnesses observe two red/orange objects move across the nighttime sky.  Full Report   Witness rendering below:

 

 

FLORISSANT, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2012, @ 23:00 HRS. (CENTRAL) - A young woman witnesses approximately a dozen amber lights in the western sky.  Full Report 

 

WATERVILLE, MAINE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2012, @  19:20 HRS. (EASTERN) - A father and daughter, together with many other citizens, witness an estimated 20 orange “fireballs” in the night sky.  A local newspaper, the Bangor Daily News, publishes an article about the dramatic sighting event.  Full Report

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA - Multiple sightings of strange, orange, lights, seen offshore, during October and November 2012.  Please see multiple reports in the database for those two months.  Report List  

 

Also, we copy below the text of a report which just arrived, as we were about to post this statement, and which doesn’t appear in our database, yet:   

 

BOOTHWYN, PENNSYLVANIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 05TH, 2012, @ 17:02 HRS. (EASTERN)--

 

((BEGIN COPIED “RAW” REPORT))

 

100 Date: 11/05/12

110 Time: 17:02

120 Duration: approx. 10 minutes

130 Sighting City: Boothwyn

140 Sighting State: pa

150 Sighting Zip: 19061

160 Sighting County: Delaware

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Cigar

168 Number of Craft: 4+

 

180 Description: 4 bright amber cigar-shaped lights at a 45 degree angle like “/” at the PA/DE state line

 

190 Description: I was driving home to New Castle, DE, from Philadelphia, PA, traveling south on I-95.  It was approx 5:02pm and dusk was approaching.  At first I thought I was seeing an optical illusion, because it looked like there was a tear in the cloud overhead.  Then I thought I was seeing a shooting star or meteor because it most definitely was not a plane, but I realized it wasn't moving or flickering at all it was constant!  What I saw was to the right about midway up my windshield.  It was bright amber light and stationary.  It was cigar shaped and at a 45 degree angle like this: “/”

 

I did a double take, thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me and when I refocused my attention on the sky, I noticed that there were multiple “/” lights...again all stationary and at a constant brilliance, at varying distances.  In addition to the closest one, which was the most noticeable, I realized that there were at least 2 more in the same direction (looking toward the Chichester Ave. Exit sign), but further in the distance - like toward Brandywine Creek State park.  The 4th I noticed distinctly to the left in my range of sight, more toward the direction of the Delaware River.  I could not pull off due to the volume of traffic, but kept my focus on the objects until they fell out of my range of sight.

 

I could see all 4 objects through the trees until about the split for 495 south.  Once I got onto 495 South, I could only still see one of the objects.  It had gotten very faint like it had travelled a great distance in an instant.  It was as if it had moved from the direction of the Brandywine Creek State Park more toward the direction of Kennett Square PA, but it could also be a result of the route I was traveling.  I called the hotline at about 5:09 pm, and was instructed to complete this form when I got home.  I have always believed in extraterrestrial life, however, I am extremely logical, and pragmatic.  I have NEVER in my life experienced anything as distinctly concrete as this sighting that would lead me to filing a report, but I very much want to find validation that I'm not the only person that witnessed this event.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

((END COPIED REPORT))

 

If you have been witness to any of the sightings that appear in the NUFORC database of sighting reports, or if you witness a similar display in the future, we would like to invite you to submit a formal report, using our Online Report Form.  Also, we encourage witnesses to these events to report them, as well, to local news media offices…radio, television, and newspaper offices…in order to encourage them to do an article about the event, and in order to help identify other witnesses.

 

 

POSTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 05TH, 2012, BY PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR.

                                   


 

NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

 

We have posted 1,087 new, or recently revised, reports, our first posting of reports since August 19, 2012.  We apologize for the long delay since our last posting, which was caused, in part, by a dramatic increase in the number of reports our Center has been receiving recently.  Whereas a typical number of reports we have receive per month typically runs in the range of 250-400, since June of this year, we have been receiving 900-1,000 reports per month.  That translates to a trebling of our workload, which already was at the breaking point!!

 

As a consequence of this added workload, we have not been able to devote the same amount of time to proof-reading each report as we have in the past.  Hence, we suspect that there are many reports in our recent posting that have nothing to do with sightings of authentic UFOs, but rather, describe terrestrial events.  Therefore, as we have been in the habit of doing in the recent past, we request that the visitors to our site keep watchful for cases which look suspicious, or which obviously have a terrestrial explanation.  Some of the specific items we recommend people be on the look-out for include profanity or personal data in the “Description” portion of a report; cases which have a flawed time or date; and cases which clearly have a terrestrial explanation, e.g. and over-flight of the International Space Station, “flares” from Iridium satellites, missile launches, meteoric events, etc..  If you detect what you believe to be a flawed case, please send us the specifics of the case, and we will correct, remove, or label the case, as required.

 

ORANGE “FIREBALL” PHENOMENON CONTINUES UNABATED INTO SEPTEMBER 2012

 

We have addressed the sudden increase in the number of reports of “orbs” or “fireballs,” we hesitate to do it again.  However, the phenomenon appears to us at NUFORC to be such a significant change in the reports that we have been accustomed to receiving that we cannot avoid addressing the issue again.  We summarize below a few of the more dramatic, and well documented, cases that have been reported to our Center, over the last five weeks:

 

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2012, @ 01:20 HRS. (LOCAL) - A senior airline captain, and his fiancée, while sitting on the veranda of their hotel room, witness up to a dozen distinctly orange lighted objects rise out of the ocean, and ascend out of sight.  Full Report

 

ELMONT, NEW YORK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2012, @ 20:10 HRS. (LOCAL) - A husband and wife, both highly educated professionals, witness, they estimated, approximately 12 orange lights in front of their car, as they drove on Long Island, New York, approximately 17 miles east of Manhattan . Full Report

 

PEORIA, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012, @ 20:15 HRS. (LOCAL) -Two women, driving from Peoria to Chillicothe, Illinois, witness a cluster of orange lights in the nighttime sky.  Full Report 1   Full Report 2   Illustration below.    Description: Description: C:\NUFORC\www\HiRes\lights_sighting_sept15.jpg

 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012, @ 22:00 HRS. (LOCAL) - A young woman, while talking on her cell phone, witnessed two orange lights hovering in the night sky.  She grabbed her camcorder and recorded the event.  See the video here  Full Report

 

 

Here is another case which caught our attention, and which we would like to bring to the attention of the aviation community…

 

IN-FLIGHT (DELTA FLIGHT #1307/RICHMOND TO ATLANTA), SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012, @ 19:30 HRS. (EDT) - Two passengers witness disc-shaped craft pass directly beneath their aircraft.  Both passengers agreed with one another as to what it looked like. Full Report

 

 

Please note…our webmaster will be out of town for two weeks, so we probably will not update our database of cases, until he returns from vacation.

 

 

POSTED MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, BY PETER DAVENPORT

 


 

UNITED KINGDOM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

 

The National UFO Reporting Center has received multiple reports about an alleged event that has occurred there tonight, September 21st, in England, Scotland, and Ireland.  Multiple parties have reported to our Center, both via telephone, and via our Online Report Form, that they had been recent witness to clusters of orange “orbs” or “fireballs.”  In at least one case near Wolverhampton, one of the fireballs allegedly passed rapidly across the sky, slowed to a stop, and then took on the appearance of a cylindrical object, which exhibited lights at both of its ends.  It then proceeded to pass slowly down the length of a local thoroughfare.

 

In the interest of reporting what appears to us to be a major event as quickly as possible, we post below some of the first reports we have received about it from the UK.  Some of the reports we received via our telephone Hotline have not been followed up with written reports, but we will post them later this weekend.

 

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, @ 23:00 HRS. (LOCAL)

 

100 Date: 22/09/12

110 Time: 23:00

120 Duration: 18+ seconds

130 Sighting City: WOLVERHAMPTON UK

140 Sighting State:

150 Sighting Zip: WV3 8DU

165 Sighting Country: ENGLAND

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Changing

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: VERY LARGE CRAFT WITH LIGHTS AT BOTH ENDS MOVING SILENTLY DOWN THE STREET AT ROOFTOP LEVEL

 

190 Description: I saw what I initially thought was a meteor about to crash land into my street.  It was a fireball with a long bright tail travelling south west from a north easterly direction.  I raced outside and saw it slow down and change shape into a very large object with a series of lights at one end and another at the other end.  It was silent at all times and travelled slowly at roof top level down the street.

 

I reported this to the local police.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

480 Aircraft: Yes

 

((ADDENDUM FROM THE SAME WITNESS))

 

Many thanks, Peter, for your kind response.  I admit to feeling very nervous as I am alone here tonight.  I have decided to abandon any thoughts of sleeping and make a cup of tea to calm my nerves.  I would be most grateful if you could kindly let me know if there are any similar reports.

 

Kind regards,

 

((name deleted))

 

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MEATH COUNTY, IRELAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, @ 23:00 HRS.

 

100 Date: 21/09/12

110 Time: 23:00

120 Duration: 2 - 3 MINS

140 Sighting State: .

165 Sighting Country: Ireland

160 Sighting County: Meath

170 Witnesses: 4

172 Shape: Formation

168 Number of Craft: Cluster

 

180 Description: Orange light cluster - picture taken

 

190 Description: I was out with my dogs when I saw what i first thought was a plane disintegrating. But as it got closer I realised it wasnt that at all. It was like a fiery cluster. It was in our atmosphere so wasnt a meteor shower. Flying slowly across the sky it lasted no more than 2 - 3 mins. I posted it on my facebook page and it was seen in Dunshaughlin, Navan, Kells and went on to Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. I have a picture of it that I was tagged in that was taken over the Wicklow Mountains! MORE REPORTS COMING IN THAT ITS BEEN SEEN NATIONWIDE OVER IRELAND!!!

 

420 Aura: Yes

 

 

100 Date: 09/21/2012

110 Time: 23:05

120 Duration: 15 sec

130 Sighting City: Derby

140 Sighting State: .

150 Sighting Zip: de73

165 Sighting Country: England

160 Sighting County: Derbyshire

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Other

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Long wiggly object, completely covered in white lights.

 

190 Description: Unable to put in to words as we've never seen anything like this before in the sky. The best way to describe it would be to say a long wiggly object, completely covered in white lights. It was the length of about 3-4 aeroplanes from where we observed it, no sound but we'd normally hear a plane at that distance, did not travel in a straight line and we viewed it for about 15 seconds from 2 separate rooms.

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

 

 

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, @ 22:58 HRS. (LOCAL)

 

100 Date: 09/21/2012

110 Time: 22:58

120 Duration: 2 minutes

130 Sighting City: derbyshire

140 Sighting State: .

165 Sighting Country: england

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: about 12

 

180 Description: a long line of bright fireballs seen in south normanton, derbyshire

 

190 Description: i was sat in the front room with my husband when through the door we saw a long line of burning lights when we got up to look it was passing by like a train on fire there was approx 12 burning lights of fire it was very clear against the dark night sky. they seemed to be a rounded in shape and very close togeather heading in the same direction we have never seen anything quite like it it was a beautiful sight

 

400 Lights On Object: Yes

410 Trail: Yes

420 Aura: Yes

 

 

ALFRETON, ENGLAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, @ 22:55 HRS. (LOCAL)

 

100 Date: 09/21/2012

110 Time: 22:55

120 Duration: 30 secs

130 Sighting City: alfreton

140 Sighting State: .

150 Sighting Zip: DE55 1la

165 Sighting Country: united Kingdom

160 Sighting County: derbyshire

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: main fireball with trail of flames behind dropping off large and slow Alfreton UK

 

190 Description: watching tv  and  saw very bright flash of light out of window  thought helicopter but  very bright and huge with  flames falling off it-  very large  went  right to left stayed in view  for fair time with flames  continuing to  fall off then went over  house  so lost sight- was quite high  but  never seen anything else like it  could be plane on fire?  but no noise and  going  not as fast as a plane  -not sure what t was but big and  main fireball with  flames   coming off   in big  fireball  sparks dropping downwards-  looked like a flaming comet ?

 

410 Trail: Yes

420 Aura: Yes

 

 

PIGADIA, GREECE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012, @ 20:55 HRS. (LOCAL)

 

100 Date: 09212012

110 Time: 9

120 Duration: 5 seconds

130 Sighting City: Pigadia

140 Sighting State: .

165 Sighting Country: Greece

170 Witnesses: 1

172 Shape: Other

168 Number of Craft: 1

 

180 Description: Big white shining thing crashed in the Aegean Sea between Karpathos and Rhodes

 

190 Description: I just saw something crashing. I'm on Karpathos, which is a Greek island in the South Aegean. Today September 21st at 20.55 local time (GMT+3)I saw a large white shining thing sailing over Pigadia, the main city of the island. It flew quite low, my guess is 1200 to 1500 meters above ground and had the size of a jumbo-jet, if you saw it in that altitude. It came in directly from southwest and had the shape of a French lily. I know that that's the classic shape of a meteor, but I don't think it was a meteor. It was bright white and even if it moved very fast, it seemed to sail.

 

I instinctively prepared for an impact, because I thought it would crash at the promontory just north of Pigadia. When it flew over the crest of the promontory, which has an altitude of 500 meter, something glowing red fell of it. This part must have fallen on the eastern side of Karpathos, whereas the main body must have crashed in the sea between Karpathos and Rhodes. I also waited for a crash-noise, but heard nothing. Just before the red part fell off, the main body seemed to rotate 90 degrees and fly sideways.

 

430 Emit Objects: Yes

 

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, @ 23:00 HRS. (LOCAL)

 

100 Date: 20/09/2012  ((sic.  21/09/2012))

110 Time: 23:00

120 Duration: 1 minute

130 Sighting City: Dublin

140 Sighting State: .

150 Sighting Zip: Eire

165 Sighting Country: Ireland

160 Sighting County: Dublin 5

170 Witnesses: 2

172 Shape: Fireball

168 Number of Craft: 7

 

180 Description: Fireball, Ireland, odors, unusual flight pattern.

 

190 Description: I have witnessed a strange event! I have seen five large fireballs Plummeting sideways through the sky!

There was two mini balls of fire making weird movements And unnatural flight pattern! Also the objects landed or dissapeared!

The plummeting was fast and the flight pattern was unusual!

I have detected a strange odour too after viewing the experience!

There was a second witness to the event I have seen!

 

420 Aura: Yes

440 Emit Beams: Yes

450 Changed color: Yes

460 Landing: Yes

 

 

REQUEST TO WITNESSES IN THE UK AND EUROPE

 

We would like to invite anyone in the UK or Europe, who may have been witness to the events described above, to please submit a detailed written report, in which you describe the event in detail.  We would like to know where the witness was, at the time of the sighting; what direction he/she was looking; how big the object appeared to be, relative to the size of a star or the Moon; and all other details that the witness could include in the report. 

 

Since we already know about the event, there is no need to telephone our Center to talk about it.  Rather, we would prefer to receive written reports, submitted using our ONLINE REPORT FORM.  We do not know what the objects were that people have seen, tonight, but our preliminary assessment of them is that they are not the result of a satellite re-entry, given the broad area over which the objects were seen, and given that many of the objects were seen hovering motionless in the sky. 

 

NUFORC WEBSITE WILL BE FULLY UPDATED, WITH ALL THE LATEST SIGHTING REPORTS, LATER THIS WEEKEND

 

Since our last posting on August 19, we have received approximately 950 reports, and unusually large number of reports for such a short time period.  We are proof-reading those reports as fast as we can, and we hope to have them completed by Sunday, at which time we will update our site.  We apologize for the delay, but our workload has more than tripled above the normal number of reports, and our system for processing those reports moves at the same rate it has moved in the past.

 

 

STATEMENT POSTED ON FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2012, BY PETER DAVENPORT, CENTER DIRECTOR

 


 

DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19, 2012

 

We have posted approximately 470 new reports, received since our last posting on August 5th.  We make our traditional request that if you encounter a report that appears to you to have a terrestrial explanation, or a report that contains either personal information or profanity, please call the report to our attention, and we will amend it, as quickly as we can.  We suspect that there are a number of reports of sightings of the International Space Station, flares of light from “Iridium” satellites, meteors, etc., which we have not detected, and we would like to know about those, too.  If you detect what you believe to be a flawed or suspicious report, please send all observations and proposed corrections to director@ufocenter.com. 

 

MANY MORE REPORT RECEIVED CONCERNING LUMINOUS “ORBS” - Once again, the recently received batch of new reports contains what we consider to be an inordinate number of reports of clusters of red, orange, and yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs.”  These objects appear to us to defy any kind of traditional explanation that we can identify, and the phenomenon actually appears to be increasing, as measured by the frequency of reports. 

 

We list below a few of the cases which we believe are both dramatic, and well documented, and which tend to rule out the possibility that the luminous orbs can be ascribed to the launching of so-called “Chinese lanterns” at social events and celebrations: 

 

PUGET SOUND, ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2012 @ 23:30 HRS. - Multiple passengers aboard a cruise ship, near Ebey’s Landing, and 2.8 miles offshore, witness a triangular formation of orange lights. Full Report

 

LEBANON, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012, @ 22:30 HRS. - Five people witness three orange objects, flying from north to south.  Several witnesses saw material falling from several of the craft.

Full Report 

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012 @ 23:20 HRS. - A professional truck driver witnesses two bright red objects in the nighttime sky, in the vicinity of Houston’s Hobby Airport.  Full Report

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\NUFORC\www\S91965.jpgAPTOS, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 18, 2012 @ 02:05 HRS. - A husband and wife witness approximately 12 orange lights in two clusters, suspended above the Pacific Ocean. Full Report

 

GRAND CHUTE, WISCONSIN, AUGUST 18, 2012 @ 22:40 HRS. - Four adults watch as two “neon-orange” objects move across the nighttime sky. Full Report  A photo of the object can be seen to the right.

 

ELK, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 @ 21:00 HRS. - A woman witnesses eight bright red, shimmering objects in the northeast sky. Full Report

 

There are many other similar, and equally interesting, reports for August 2012.

 

Statement posted by Peter Davenport on Sunday night, August 19, 2012.

 


 

NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON AUGUST 05, 2012

 

NUFORC posted 1,299 new, and newly amended, reports to its website on Sunday, August 4th, 2012.  The unusually long delay in posting new reports was caused by a significant increase, over prior months, in the number of reports we received during the months of June (974 reports) and July (1,069 reports).  This pronounced increase in the volume of reports submitted may be due, in part, to several recent media appearances made by Peter Davenport, but we doubt that this media exposure is the sole reason for the significant increase. 

 

In the process of proof-reading each of those reports, we have attempted to either remove, or properly label, those reports that we suspect are not reports of sightings of authentic UFO’s.  However, it is likely that we have not detected all such flawed reports.  Consequently, we request that anyone reading the reports be on the lookout for seemingly defective reports, and please be on the alert for those cases that may address over-flights of the International Space Station, flares of light from Iridium satellites, or other phenomena of terrestrial origin.  Also, please be alert for reports in which we have failed to detect personal data, or profanity, in the text of reports.  If you detect what you consider to be a flawed report, please send an alert to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review, and properly amend, it.

 

 

“FIREBALL” PHENOMENON CONTINUES TO BE REPORTED TO NUFORC

 

The sightings of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” or “orbs,” a phenomenon that NUFORC has addressed frequently over the last fourteen months, continue to be reported to our Center.  The reports of the mysterious objects, reported now from around the world, were an almost a daily event during June and July, and we still do not have what we consider to be an adequate explanation for the phenomenon. 

 

The only possible explanation of terrestrial origin we can imagine is the release of so-called “Chinese” lanterns in the night sky, but many of the reports NUFORC has received seem to be inconsistent with that theory.  First, the objects are often seen to travel in directions that differ from those of the prevailing winds, suggesting that some of the objects are self-propelled.  Moreover, many seemingly reliable witnesses have reported that some of the objects are seen to maneuver relative to one another, and occasionally, they are witnessed to suddenly accelerate and move quickly out of sight.  If these reports are accurate, they tend to militate against the possibility of lanterns, we believe. 

 

We provide below a few of the more interesting reports of “fireball”:

 

 

HICKORY, NC, SATURDAY, AUGUST 04TH, 2012, @ 22:10 HRS. (EDT) - A woman, driving close to her home with her children, witnesses a cluster of three peculiar objects floating in the nighttime sky.  She rushes home, and alerts her husband, who took this video of two of the objects, and the filed this report:

 

“V” formation of lights over Hickory, NC

 

August 5, 2012, Sighting:  Date:  August 4, 2012; Time: 10:10pm 

 

I was traveling home from my children’s’ theatre performance last evening, when I stopped at a four way stop sign a few houses away from my home.   As usual, I looked for cars, first to the right then to the left; however, when I looked to the left, something caught my attention out of my peripheral view.  I looked up in the sky to find three strange lights high enough in the air to be an airplane.  These lights did not look like any sort of airplane I had ever seen.  So I was quite confused. 

 

As the lights were moving, I hurriedly shouted for my children to look out the window up into the sky, and I asked, "Do you see what I see?!  What in the WORLD is that!??”"  Both of them were able to see the lights, and they did not think the lights looked like airplanes either. 

 

I stayed at the stop light for a few more seconds studying the sky.  I thought to myself, there is no way that is an airplane or jet, as the lights are a strange color, and they are not blinking, so they must be balloons?  No, I know!  They must be lanterns, since they are a reddish-orange-like bright color.  They are lanterns that have been set free, like in the movies.  Yet, as I studied the sky more closely, I noticed that these objects were NOT floating UP like a balloon or a lantern would.  These objects were very quietly moving across the sky.

 

The three objects were in a " V" formation, and they were traveling across the sky towards the north, towards my home.  So, knowing my husband watches UFO stories, I rushed three houses down and ran inside to get him. 

 

By the time he came out with the video camera, the third one (that was the lead light) was drifting from the other two.  Its glow seemed to grow fainter, and it seemed to be traveling further away, when all of the sudden, it just vanished.  The other two stayed in view as they traveled further north.  We all got back in the car and followed the lights for a better view away from our huge pin oaks in our backyard. 

 

About ten minutes later, the second light vanished just as the first had done.  We watched the last light, hoping it would not disappear as quickly.  As I was watching it, I noticed that it seemed to be changing shape, almost as if it was in a circular motion.   I remember my husband, who was taking video on the street, telling me what he was seeing AFTER! I had already seen it as well.  Our children also seemed to have a similar account as to what transpired. 

 

A few minutes later, the third was gone in the same fashion as the other two. 

 

The four of us sat in the street, dumbfounded and perplexed by what we had just observed.

 

The husband’s report can be read here

 

RIEBEEK, SOUTH AFRICA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 04TH, 2012 @ 20:10 HRS. (LOCAL) - A woman, outside for her traditional star-gazing, before going to bed, witnesses a distinctly red “sphere” streak across the sky from the west, suddenly stop, and move in a circle in the sky.  The object quickly disappear when the witness suddenly became alarmed and took shelter in her house.  Full Report

 

RENTON, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 03RD, 2012 @ 22:00 HRS. (PDT) - A woman and her husband witness an orange object fly above their home and nearby houses, where they were on duty as neighborhood security duty.  Here is their report:

 

Glowing orange elliptical object witnessed by 4 people in Renton, WA

 

UFO sighting in Renton, WA at approximately 10PM Friday night August 3, 2012  

 

My husband and I were completing our block watch rounds in our neighborhood.  It was completely dark except for the street lights.  I looked up and saw an orange glowing elliptical object moving silently above the roof tops.  I alerted my husband, and he saw it, too.

 

The object was approximately half the size of a full moon when directly overhead.   It moved at about the speed of a small plane and appeared to be at the same altitude as a small plane.  It appeared from the north and moved in a southerly direction until we could no longer see it.  The sighting lasted approximately 30 seconds.  Although the object looked as if it were on fire, there was no smoke or smell.  It moved steadily with no sound.

 

Our neighbor and her daughter-in-law were driving out of our complex, and we stopped them and had them observe the object, also.

 

I looked on line and determined the wind that night was out of the north at 5 to 10 mph.  I called 911 and reported the sighting.

 

My husband and I are in our early 60s, we’re both college graduates, and we’re retired.

 

 

CROP FORMATION APPEARS IN WILBUR, WASHINGTON - A recent formation in a standing-wheat crop near Wilbur, Washington, Lincoln County, has gained a great deal of attention nationally.  This formation appears in the same general area where two other formations appeared in June 2007 and June 2009.  We have not examined the recent formation, but the aerial photographs, taken with the aid of a kite-mounted camera, by Mr. Rod Hoekstra of Seattle, suggest to us that the formation probably is not hoaxed, given the its seemingly precise nature.  We express our gratitude to Mr. Hoekstra for permission to link to his copyrighted photos here.

 

Statement posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012, by Peter Davenport. 


 

NUFORC INUNDATED WITH SIGHTING REPORTS DURING JUNE AND JULY 2012

 

We apologize for the long delay in updating our website and database of reports.  Our last posting was July 4th.  The delay is explained by the fact that we have received an unusually large volume of reports, and we are working on a full-time basis to get them all proof-read, and posted to our site.

 

Part of the explanation for the increase in sightings is the several radio programs that Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, has made appearances on, in order to discuss the high volume of reports of “fireballs” that we have been receiving since June 2011.  Whereas a typical number of reports submitted per month to NUFORC over the last 17 years has been 250-350, during June we received 974, and we have received 1,052 during July.  The majority of the reports from the last two months appear to be about the “fireballs,” which we have discussed frequently over the past year.  This type of sighting appears to have increased significantly, within the last month or two, and they now dominate the reports we are receiving.  We post below a few of the reports that we have received recently, which are exemplary of the many “fireball” reports:

 

 

AIRWAY HEIGHTS/FAIRCHILD AFB, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 @ 2130 HRS. (PDT) -

Three responsible-sounding witnesses reported witnessing two “fireballs,” one red, and one yellow, maneuvering in the nighttime sky near, and perhaps in, the airspace of Fairchild AFB.  The witnesses asserted that the two lights suddenly accelerated, and shot up through the cloud cover.  The Public Affairs Office at the base, to date, has refused to make any comment about the incident, although they requested all the data we could provide them about the sighting. 

 

Two UFO's in sky.

 

We saw a red and yellow light in lead with a yellow light in echelon formation to the right of the red and yellow light.  We noticed it approximately at 1000 feet AGL flying east over Airway Heights Washington at approximately 50-70 kts. and turned south and increased altitude to approximate 6000-1000 feet AGL.  Increased speed to approximately 200-500 kts and disappeared out of sight. 

 

At first they appeared to look light floating lanterns and then ascended like helicopters with no sound.  The red one went up thought the clouds and disappeared.  The yellow one appeared to maneuver through the hole in the clouds to get to altitude and then disappeared out of sight to get to altitude.

 

Three of us witnessed the sighting together.

 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 @ 21:45 HRS. (EDT) -A husband and wife witness an estimated 20-40 red/orange fireballs over St. Pete Beach.  The objects change direction, and moved out over the ocean.

 

20-40 ORANGE/RED FIREBALLS TRAVELING NORTH OVER ST PETE BEACH-DISAPPEARING OVER GULF

 

At approximately 9:45pm 7-14-2012, my son and I where in the backyard of our house, which is located at the northern end in the center of the barrier island.  We were sitting around a campfire facing south when I looked up and noticed a group of 4 or 5 bright orange/red balls of light traveling north along the coastline. 

 

At first glance I  thought they were fireworks as they are commonly shot off on the beach, the group was then followed by another group of approximately 6-8 lights traveling in a row at slightly uneven looking altitudes, the groups all veered  west directly toward the Gulf of Mexico.

 

There was no sound from them and they did not appear to be at very high altitudes, maybe 1500-2000ft, but quickly climbed higher. 

 

Once they were roughly what appeared to be about a hundred yards south of the house over the coastline, they veered west into the Gulf of Mexico and within a few seconds would disappear.

 

I then thought this may be some maneuvers from! nearby Macdill Air force base.  Then, another group, this one more spread out than the 1st two appeared and followed the same flightpath as the others and disappeared with 5-10 seconds of veering west into the gulf from the coastline.  Then another group appeared and then  another, so I grabbed my camera and began recording them. 

 

The whole episode lasted about I’d say 10 minutes tops with approximately 20-40 orange/red balls of light passing overhead.

 

Then several minutes after the last group disappeared a single ball came up (like a stragler) and followed the same route as the others. I was able to capture about 4 mintues on my video camera.

 

 

SHAWANO, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 @ 21:20 HRS. (EDT) - A man and wife witness two red/orange lights pass across the night sky, and then rise into the clouds above, and disappear from their sight.

 

Two huge bright pulsating lights traveling slowly at low altitude from East to West silently in a low ambient noise area.

 

At about 9:20 PM Central Daylight Time July 18, 2012, I was sitting with my dogs in my driveway enjoying a fire I had built in a metal fire pit.  This location is about 300 feet from the north shore of Shawano Lake, WI, of which I have a basically an unrestricted due south view except for a few trees. 

 

Suddenly to my left or east I saw what I initially considered to be a large fireworks rocket being launched from an area east of me.  I immediately noticed that it did not explode and the trajectory was not like a fireworks rocket. 

 

Gaining my interest immediately, I advanced about 100 feet toward the lake to get a better view.  As I was advancing it appeared more to be a fireball with pulsating red, yellow and orange lights.  It was quite close relatively speaking and I quickly dismissed the fireball description and thought maybe it was a small plane on fire trying to make it to the local airport on the opposite side of the lake about 2 miles away.  The lighted object made no sound in a virtually silent area geographically and at this point, I realized that this was nothing I could logically identify and realized that this may in fact be a UFO.

 

Then a second one showed up on the same trajectory about 2 miles behind the first one.  I turned and ran to the front door of my house and yelled to my wife to hurry and come outside and look at these strange lights.  She had the presence of mind to grab a small Canon Power Shot SD 600 camera and began shooting video as we advanced toward the lake shore.  I/we observed these lights travel in a straight line a total distance of about 6 miles before entering some scattered clouds preceding some later light rain.  I could clearly see these clouds against the remaining glow of the sky from the twilight in the West.  The scattered clouds appeared to be about 4000 feet AGL.

 

It appeared as though these craft were traveling 150-200 MPH and clearly climbed into the clouds about 3-4 miles to the west of our position.  The scattered cloud cover was advancing from the Northwest and preceding a light rain which started about an hour later.  These low clouds were above the UFOs and the local surface wind and scattered clouds were blowing lightly from the Northwest.  The low cloud layer moved in the opposite relative direction of the movement of the UFOs.  The size of these craft from our vantage point appeared to be about the size of a quarter held at arm’s length. 

 

Our observation and video ended when they entered the clouds.

 

 

PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 29, 2012 @ 2200 HRS. (PDT) - A father and daughter witness an estimated 100 red “orbs” in the western sky.  The objects allegedly were seen to maneuver in the night sky, and they are reported to have risen almost vertically into the night sky.

 

Last night walking north on 39th ave, my father and I witnessed at least 100 red orbs that flashed coming from the west over the city of Portland at 10:00 pm.

 

At first, we thought they were planes.  We were startled. We thought our city was going to become attacked.  However, these objects were not planes.  They made no noise.  They were moving slowly but steadily at the same time.

 

They flashed red like a ball of fire. They would come together and then break apart.  Then they would fade as they would rise straight up in the sky.

 

As I continued to walk north down 39th ave, a woman in front of me had also noticed the strange orbs in the sky and was on the phone to her girlfriend to come out and look.

 

I began speaking to the women and we watched the sky.  We were at the corner of 39th and Holgate.  The lights continued coming from the west over the city of Portland and moved north up 39th ave.  Traffic had come to a stop and drivers noticed the lights in the sky.

 

This lasted for 15 minutes.  One orb began to come in closer to us and then it faded and went straight up in the sky and vanished. 

 

I have some of this on video from my phone.

 

There were lights on this orb.

 

We expect to have approximately 800-900 newly received reports posted to the NUFORC website, within the next one or two days.  Many of them describe sightings of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” or “orbs.”

 

 

Posted on Tuesday evening, July 31, 2012, by Peter Davenport

 


 

NEW REPORTS POSTED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 4TH, 2012

 

We have just posted approximately 640 new, or recently amended, reports to our database.  Given the large number of reports, we have not been able to proofread them carefully, so many of the reports have been posted in “raw” form, without even having been read.  Hence, the posted reports, we suspect, are fraught with various defects and errors, which we did not have the time to address, before posting.  If you find an obviously defective report, please send a not to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

 

Our webmaster will be out of town for the next week, so our website probably will not be updated again, until after July 13th.

 

“FIREBALL” SIGHTINGS CONTINUE

 

As is evident from the newly posted reports, the strange “fireball” sightings continue to take place.  If you have been witness to a red, orange, or yellow “fireball,” or cluster of the same, we would like to invite you to please submit a written report of the incident, using the Online Report Form.

 

Posted by Peter Davenport on Wednesday evening, July 4th, 2012.

 


 

NEW REPORTS POSTED TO THE NUFORC WEBSITE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH

 

In preparation for the radio appearance, Peter has updated the website with approximately 180 recently received, or recently amended, sighting reports.  As you read them, please be on the look-out for errors and omissions on our part.  We always attempt to catch, and identify, reports of the International Space Station, of “flares” of Iridium satellites, and of other prosaic events of terrestrial origin, but we always miss a few.  If you find what you believe to be an error or oversight, please send us a note, and we will consider amending or flagging the report.

 

 

RECENT REPORT FROM SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, 06:15 HRS. ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

 

NUFORC received a report of an alleged, and very dramatic, sighting that occurred above Highway 4 in southwest Springfield, Illinois.  The source of the information asserted that several other vehicles were pulled off of the roadway, and their occupants were standing, looking at a very bizarre object which was seen hovering over the roadway for at least two minutes.  If anyone knows of witnesses to this event, please encourage them to contact our Center.  We would very much like to receive detailed reports about the event from other witnesses.

 

 

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 20TH, 2012, BY PETER DAVENPORT.

 


 

FREQUENT REPORTS OF “FIREBALLS” CONTINUE, SEEMINGLY UNABATED

 

The reports of peculiar luminous bodies has continued, seemingly unabated since our last posting.  We do not know what the objects are, and the witnesses who have reported them seem as mystified by them as we at NUFORC are.

 

If you see a display of red, orange, yellow, or amber lights in the night sky, there are a few things we would like the witnesses to do, in order to preserve the data surrounding the sighting.  First, we would like each witness to compose a short, written statement about the sighting, describing what was seen, and what happened.  We would like to know where the witnesses were located, what direction they estimate they were looking, that angle of elevation above the horizontal plane, how many objects were seen, how big they looked to be (relative to a star or planet in the night sky), and how the objects moved across the sky in front of the witness, e.g. left to right, right to left, straight down, etc..

 

Also, we would like the witnesses to telephone their local National Weather Service office, or the nearest FAA Flight Service Station, to determine what the direction and velocity of the local winds were, at the time of the sighting, and include that information in their report.  That information about the prevailing winds will allow us to determine whether the objects observed were moving in the same direction as the wind, or whether they were moving in a direction different from that of the wind, and therefore were self-propelled.  

 

Here is an example of the type of report that NUFORC has been receiving in the recent past:

 

MONTREAL, CANADA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, AT 22:55 HRS. (EDT) - A gentlemen, apparently skilled in viewing the nighttime sky, witnesses a peculiar flashing light in the sky.  During the observation, he witnessed a group of three distinctly red lights streak across the sky in an unwavering triangular formation.  We post below an illustration submitted by the witness, who works as a graphic designer. Full Report  

 

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POSTED BY PETER DAVENPORT, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 2012

 


 

RECENT REPORT POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012, AND TUESDAY, JUNE 05TH

 

We have posted over 400 recently received, or amended, reports to our website.  We have had to proof-read most of them in a hasty manner, so please be on the lookout for flawed reports.  If you find a report that contains personal data or profanity, for example, or which has an obvious terrestrial explanation, please alert us to the case by sending a message to director@ufocenter.com.  We suspect that there be a number of flawed reports in those we have posted, and we will correct any defective or misleading reports as quickly as possible.

 

ALERT!!  LOST E-MAIL MESSAGES FOR MAY 30 TO JUNE 1-5, 2012

 

NUFORC experienced a computer ‘glitch,” which caused us to lose some incoming e-mail for the period of May 30th to June 5th.  If you sent us an e-mail during that period, and did not receive a reply, please re-send your message.  No reports, submitted via our Online Report Form, were lost, so there is no need to re-submit a report, if you submitted one during that time period. 

 

MORE REPORTS OF RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, AND AMBER “FIREBALLS”

 

Over the course of the last year, NUFORC has attempted to bring to the attention of the public the fact that there has been a substantial increase in the number of sightings of unusual “fireball-like” objects.  In some cases, the objects appear in small numbers, but they also are reported to occur in clusters of a dozen, or more.  The colors reported for these objects are red, orange, yellow, or amber.  In some cases, more than one color is reported by the witnesses.  

 

The reports submitted for sightings on the evening of Saturday, May 19, are a case in point.  In particular, we would like to call your attention to the sighting reports of an estimated nine orange objects from both St. Peters, Missouri, located near St. Louis, as well as from Republic, Missouri, located in the southwest corner of Missouri, near Springfield.  The events appear to have occurred within perhaps 20-30 minutes of one another, and we have no adequate explanation for them.  Also, the reports from Beacon Rock State Park, Washington State, for Saturday, June 02nd, 2012, are illustrative of the phenomenon.

 

We provide below a few links to some of the better reports of “fireballs” that we have received in the recent past:

 

EAST SANDWICH, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY 20, 2012 @ 00:00 HRS. - A man reports four yellow lights over Camelopardis; reports from other witnesses.  Full Report 

 

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, MAY 20, 2012 @ 20:00 HRS. - A man, and his neighbors, witness two bright orange lights for two minutes.  Full Report  

 

STOUFFVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA, MAY 20, 2012 @ 20:38 HRS. - Seven adult witnesses observe multiple red lights in the night sky.   Full Report

 

MOORE, OKLAHOMA, MAY 20, 2012 @ 23:30 HRS. - A woman witnesses a yellow-orange circular light in the night sky above her car.    Full Report

 

SKAMANIA, WASHINGTON (BEACON ROCK STATE PARK), JUNE 02, 2012 @ 20:30 HRS. - Multiple witnesses to 20 oranges lights in the night sky.  Full Report #1  Full Report #2 

 

There are many other similar sighting reports during May and June in our database of cases.

 

Here are some photos of a cluster of orange lights, photographed over Los Angeles, on June 5th, at 21:00 hrs.  Photo #1  Photo #2  Photo #3  Photo #4

 

Also, here is some video, which was taken in Alpharetta, Georgia, on June 5th, 2012, at 20:35 hrs.  The written report will be posted later this week.

 

If you have been witness to one of these events, we would like to encourage you to submit a detailed report of your sighting.  In addition, if you know of other witnesses to such an event, we would be most grateful if you would encourage those witnesses to submit written reports to our Center, using the Online Report Form, found at our website.

 

We will post again on Friday, June 8th, to make the latest data available. 

 

Posted on Wednesday afternoon, June 6th, 2012.


 

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2012

 

We have updated our website and database with the posting of approximately 815 new, and newly revised, reports.  In our haste to get the new reports posted to our site, we probably have overlooked quite a number of reports that, given more time, we might not have posted.  As you read the reports, please be on the look-out for flawed reports, or reports which appear to be about objects of terrestrial origin.  Also, if you encounter reports that contain personal information about the parties who have submitted the reports, obvious errors about the time or date, or other oversights, please call the mistake to the attention of the Director, at Director@UFOCenter.com, and we will correct the mistakes as quickly as possible. 

 

MORE SIGHTINGS OF RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW “FIREBALLS”

 

We have addressed this issue almost continuously over the last ten months…and it appears to us to be occurring unabated.  Some people have suggested that the objects that are being seen and reported are so-called “Chinese lanterns,” but we do not accept that this theory can explain any but a small fraction of the reports we have received.  We provide links below to several of the recent reports of these “fireballs”:

 

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·         HELSINKI, FINLAND, APRIL 29, 2012, @ 21:20 HRS. - Two adult witnesses observe eight yellow lights move quickly over the city.  Full Report  See image at right.  Hi Res #1   Hi Res #2  Hi Res #3

 

·         SANDY, UTAH, MAY 1ST, 2012, @ 21:30 HRS. - Two adults witness a string of orange lights above the Wasatch Mountains in the eastern sky.  Full Report  

 

·         JAMESTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY 04TH, 2012, @ 00:38 HRS. - A man who was returning from work witnessed a peculiar orange glowing light in the night sky. Full Report 

 

·         SANTA FE, TEXAS, MAY 4TH, 2012, @ 22:25 HRS. - A law enforcement officer witnesses seven orange-colored lights maneuver in the night sky.  Full Report 

 

Many other similar reports can be read among those that we share in our most recent posting, as well as among those reports from prior months, going back to June 2011.

 

If you witness one of these displays of colored “fireballs,” or if you already have been witness to such a display, we would like to invite you to submit a detailed report of your experience, using our Online Report Form, found elsewhere on our website.  

 

This update was posted by Peter Davenport on Sunday evening, May 13, 2012.  We hope to see you in McMinneville, OR on May 18th.

 


 

APPEARANCE ON COAST TO COAST WITH GEORGE NOORY, 10:00 P.M., APRIL 18, 2012

 

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·         An experienced astronomer/photographer captures a strange blue-green lights, seen hovering near the Pleiades in the night sky at 8:42 p.m., April 02, 2012   Full Report  See image at right and Star Map.

 

·         The brilliantly bright light that passed over a 48’ commercial boat off the coast of Florida, February 12, 2012  Full Report

 

·         The large object that was seen by a Connecticut Highway Patrol officer to descend into a lake in northwestern Connecticut on Tuesday morning, April 10, 2012  Full Report

 

·        Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\NUFORC\www\S88460.jpg The peculiar “barrel-shaped craft seen hovering over Pacheco Pass, near Los Banos, California, on the morning of Monday, April 16, 2012  Full Report  See image at lower right.

 

·         The large, “hat like” disc seen moving over Pompano Beach, FL, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012  Full Report

 

·         The very bright “star-like” object, seen maneuvering over Niagara Falls, NY, during the mid-morning of April 18, 2012

 

·         The very bright “star-like” object seen maneuvering in the daylight sky over Escondido, CA, at 11:30 a.m., April 18, 2012.  Full Report 

 

We have revised our database with several hundred new cases, although there are approximately 400 more cases that have to be proof-read, before they can be posted.  They should be posted within the next day or two.

Posted on Wednesday evening, April 18, 2012.   


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MARCH 16, 2012

We have updated our database with the latest sighting reports, submitted since March 13th.  They constitute approximately 100 new, and recently amended, reports.  As always, please be on the outlook for flawed reports, or reports of pedestrian events of terrestrial origin, and let us know if you detect a report that appears to be out of place.  We will correct it, to let readers know that it probably is not UFO-related.

APPEARANCE ON COAST-TO-COAST WITH HOST, GEORGE KNAPP, AT MIDNIGHT (PACIFIC TIME ZONE) ON MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 2012

ALERT - We respectfully request that people refrain from reporting the two bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, which currently are dramatically visible in the west, and northwest, sky during the mid- and late-evening hours.  Because Venus is close to Earth, at present, it appears exceptionally large, and quite bright.  Consequently, NUFORC is receiving many, many reports from people who do not recognize it for what it truly is, and they are calling the NUFORC Hotline frequently.  We would be grateful if people would please not telephone our Hotline about those two planets.

QUALITY OF REPORTS - Once again, we make an appeal to everyone submitting written reports to please 1) compose your statement about your sighting, using a word-processing program, and 2) please spell-check the text of your statement, before submitting it with our Online Report Form.  The quality of many of the recent reports submitted to our Center is lamentably, almost unbelievably, poor, which makes them difficult to proof-read.  In the future, we may change our policy, and not post any report, which clearly has not undergone a spell-check or proof-reading process.  Thank you!

Posted Friday night, March 16, 2012, by Peter Davenport, Director  


15th ANNIVERSARY OF THE “PHOENIX LIGHTS” SIGHTING

We update our website on the 15th Anniversary of the “Phoenix Lights” sighting, which occurred Thursday night, March 13, 1997. We commemorate the event with an appearance, this evening, on the Jeff Rense Radio Program, together with two of the principal witnesses, Mrs. Sue Watson, and Mrs. Stacey Roads.

Mrs. Watson was at her home, located just south of Camelback Mountain, at the time of the event, with four of her children, who also saw the object hovering above them. Mrs. Roads was traveling northwest with her husband and two children on Interstate 10, when they witnessed a huge triangular craft coming at them from the northwest, and which ultimately blanketed out the sky above their vehicle!  

RECENTLY SUBMITTED REPORTS POSTED ON MARCH 13, 2012

We have posted approximately 500 newly received reports to our website, as of this date.  We have proof-read the reports, to the best of our ability, but there is always the possibility that hoaxes and cases of mistaken identity may have escaped our attention. Hence, we request that visitors to our site be on the lookout for errors in any of the reports that are posted in the sighting database, and call obvious, or suspected, errors to our attention by sending a note to director@UFOCenter.com.  We will attempt to correct the errors as quickly as possible.

CHANGE IN POLICY REGARDING SIGHTING REPORTS SUBMITTED TO NUFORC

Our greatest frustration is how much better our service to the public would be if the quality of the written reports submitted to our Center were higher. Many of the reports we receive are just a sentence or two long, and far too many of them are so poorly written, it is almost impossible to understand what the witness wishes to communicate. Consequently, we are preparing statements regarding what to do in the case of a sighting, and what information we would like to have included in a report.

Also, we are considering a policy of not posting a report, if it obviously has not been run through a “spell-check” process. The principal reason that it takes us so long to process and post new reports is because apparently many of the people who submit them either do not read, or do not heed, the three simple instructions we have posted on our Online Report Form. Many people include their names, or other personal information, in the “Description” box on the report form, which we ask them not to do, and all of that personal information has to be deleted, before the report can be posted. It is a tedious, laborious, and quite time consuming, process to detect all of that personal information, and then delete it, before the report is posted to our site. Please watch for announcements on our homepage about the new instructions that we will post, in the near future.


NUFORC POSTS NEW SIGHTING REPORTS ON FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 2012

We have posted 132 new, or newly amended, reports to our database, as of February 10, 2012, As you read the reports, please be on the look-out for errors and oversights on our part, as well as for reports that appear to have a terrestrial explanation for them. 

Posted on Friday night, February 10, 2012, by Peter Davenport


NUFORC DATABASE UPDATED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2012

We have posted approximately 165 new, or revised, reports to our website.  In proof-reading the reports, we have made our best effort to remove, or properly label, those reports that appear to us to describe something other than probable sightings of “bona fide” UFOs, but we always request that visitors to our site be on the alert for reports that have escaped our scrutiny.


SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

We have posted approximately 240 new, or amended, sighting reports, received as of this date.  We have proof-read them to our greatest ability, but as we always request of the visitors to our site, please be on the look-out for errors, omissions, and oversights on our part. 

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We received a sighting report, and several interesting photographs, from a very experienced airline pilot, who inadvertently captured a very strange, high-speed, object with his camera, as he was flying his Grumman “Albatross” from Seattle to Los Angeles.  We post below two of the photos he forwarded to NUFORC, and request that anyone who can identify the object please contact our Center.  In our opinion, the object appears to be reminiscent of an SR-71, but we are not aware that they are painted in international orange.

Full Report     High Res Photo #1    High Res Photo #2

REPORTS OF RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW “FIREBALLS” HAVE NOT ABATED

NUFORC has addressed this phenomenon over the last year and a half, and recent reports suggest to us that it continues.  We invite the visitors to our site to scan the reports for the last several months, an note the number of reports which describe these peculiar objects, for which we cannot come up with a logical explanation. 

Posted by Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, on Tuesday night, January 24, 2012. 


WEBSITE AND DATABASE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2012

We have proof-read, and posted, approximately 600 new written reports to our database, as of this date, our first posting since December 17th.  We have proof-read the reports in a somewhat hasty manner this time, so there probably is an abnormally large number of items that we have missed during our survey of the reports.  Consequently, we request, as we always do, that visitors to our website keep on the alert for errors and oversights in the newly posted reports and materials. 

We have attempted to remove, or label, those reports which we believe describe sightings that are not UFO-related.  In addition, we have attempted to detect and remove profanity, personal information, and other objectionable material from all the reports, but we suspect we have not managed to properly detect all of it.  If you find what you suspect is an obvious error or oversight, please let us know, and we will address the issue immediately.   

Whereas typically, NUFORC has been receiving and posting approximately 10 credible reports per day, in recent months, that volume has increased noticeably.  As an example, NUFORC received approximately fifty reports on December 31st, 2011, and approximately sixty on the following day!!  Many of those reports were submitted by seemingly quite credible sources, and interestingly, many of them appear to address similar events, i.e. clusters of red-, orange-, or yellow-colored lights.  We invite visitors to our website to scan the reports for December 2011 and January 2012, which will provide them with a good overview of the volume of reports of that nature that we have received recently.  In fact, many similar reports can be seen in the data for last summer, an issue we addressed as the phenomenon was occurring last year.

We just received some interesting video of a sighting of orange “fireballs,” apparently seen by a group of young people over Corpus Christi, TX, on the evening of December 28, 2011.  We will post this video tomorrow.  It is not atypical of the many still photos and video clips of similar objects, which have been forwarded to our Center, over recent months.  

If anyone has witnessed one of these events, or had any other type of interesting sighting, we would like to encourage all the witnesses to submit reports, using our Online Report Form, which can be found on this website. 

We will be posting more information to our website, in the near future.  Most of all, we hope to post soon some guidelines for preparing, and submitting, written sighting reports.  There is substantial room for improvement in the quality of reports we typically receive, and we are going to attempt to incorporate a few changes in the reporting process.

Statement posted on Thursday night, January 12th, 2012, by Peter Davenport, Center Director.


NUFORC POSTS NEW SIGHTING REPORTS ON DECEMBER 12 (940) and December 16 (56)

Following a Herculean session of proof-reading of more than 1,000 new reports, received since October 25th, we have posted all those reports to our website.  We apologize for the delay in updating the site, and we address below the issue of how people can help us get newly received reports posted more promptly. 

We are certain that there are errors and omissions that we have failed to detect, so we invite the visitors to our site to be on the alert for things that have escaped our attention.  We suspect that there are many reports posted to our site, which address “twinkling” stars, “flares” caused by Iridium satellites, over-flights of the International Space Station, and out-and-out hoaxes, and which have escaped our attention during the proof-reading process.  Many of the reports have been proof-read in the early morning hours, so a few errors and oversights on our part are almost a certainty.

If, in the course of reading the reports, you find a suspicious report or fact, please “Copy & Paste” the heading of the report into an e-mail, addressed to director@ufocenter.com, and we will look at the report, and amend it, if we believe a change is warranted.

A FEW NOTEWORTHY REPORTS

We list below links to a few reports that we believe deserve special attention.  The reports we highlight are not significantly different from many others, but they simply have caught our attention, for one reason or another, and might be of particular interest to those who visit our site.

EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, DECEMBER 11, 2011, @ 2000 HRS. - Three people see an estimated 8 orange objects pass from south to north in the night sky, covering approximately 60 degrees of arc in an estimated five minutes.  Two more lights appeared shortly after the first group had disappeared, and followed approximately the same path as the first group had followed. Full Report

BELTON, MISSOURI, DECEMBER 11, 2011 @ 1801 HRS.  A husband and wife witness an intensely orange object move across the sky, turn yellow, and suddenly gain altitude and disappear from their sight. Full Report

SHERMAN PASS, WASHINGTON STATE, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011, @ 2300 hrs. - A young woman, driving from Colville to Republic, for Thanksgiving, witnesses a cluster of white flashing lights off to the north side of Highway 20.  She slows her car, in attempt to identify the lights, and quickly realizes that they are affixed to a very large object.  The object proceeded to move slowly over her car. Full Report

BERLIN, WISCONSIN, NOVEMBER 16, 2011, @ 1800 HRS. - A woman, driving home from work, encounters a car stopped on a rural highway.  She drives past the other vehicle slowly, rounds the next curve, and then witnesses a bizarre curved row of quadrilateral lights ahead of her.  The lights appear to be moving away from her position, and then they suddenly begin to disappear from her sight, as if a curtain is being drawn over them.  Full Report Illustrations supplied by the witness are shown below.

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COLOMA, WISCONSIN, NOVEMBER 16, 2011, @ 1750 HRS. - A husband and wife witness a strange cluster of six lights, oriented horizontally, which suddenly all dim and disappear from their sight.  Full Report  

KAYENTA, ARIZONA, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 @ 17:40 HRS. - A father and his children are playing basketball, when they notice a string of approximately 15 lights pass across the sky, traveling generally to the west.  Many other reports posted for this date.  Full Report 



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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