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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 

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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.

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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 lightsFull 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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Click for hi-res

 

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

 

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·         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  WEBSITE UPDATE ON OCTOBER 19

We have updated the website on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, and have posted approximately 170 newly received, or amended, reports.  Those reports, almost certainly, include reports of celestial bodies, and other instances of mistaken identity, so please be on the look-out for errors and oversights on our part.

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, witnessed a very peculiar event in Harrington, Washington State, on Monday night, October 17.  His written statement can be read here.

SIGHTINGS IN ILLINOIS, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND COLORADO -NUFORC received a number of calls and reports from those three states on the evening of Tuesday, October 18, and we would welcome written reports from anyone who might have been witness to unexplainable events on that evening. 

ILLINOIS - We received a number of calls from the Peoria, Illinois, area, and one witness said she had been told that a satellite-television company was known to be flying an advertising blimp in that area.  If anyone can provide our Center with more information about these sightings, and whether there definitely was a blimp in that area, we would be most grateful.

SOUTH DAKOTA - A number of people reported to police having witnessed a very bright object passing overhead, including police officers in Renner, SD.  If anyone witnessed this event, and can help us in identifying what took place there, we would be grateful for written reports with that information.

COLORADO - A law enforcement officer reported witnessing a V-shaped formation of lights in the vicinity of Denver.  If anyone witnessed the event, or knows what might have caused the sighting, please send an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com.   Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE:  PETER DAVENPORT will be away from the Center for a few days.  Hence, we would be most grateful if you could refrain from calling the Hotline, except for very important issues.  If you are a witness to what you believe may have been a UFO, we would be most grateful if you would please go directly to our Online Report Form, found on our website, and submit a detailed written statement about your sighting.  Thank you!!

Posted on Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2011


WEBSITE UPDATED ON OCTOBER 10, 2011

We are pleased, and relieved, to be able to report that we finally have updated the website as of this date with more than 1,000 newly received reports.  Since it has been seven weeks since our last posting of reports, we apologize to the regular visitors to our site for the unusually long delay, which is explained by travel, a short vacation by our webmaster, and an unusually large volume of sighting reports.

Because of our rush to get the new reports posted, we have not been as careful in our proof-reading as we traditionally aspire to be.  Hence, we invite those who read to the reports to be on the look-out for flawed reports, or reports for which there may be some terrestrial explanation.  We suspect that the new reports may contain some hoaxed reports, which we have failed to correctly detect, for which we apologize.  In addition, some of the reports may contain profanity, which we traditionally attempt to remove before posting.  If, in reading the reports, you encounter a report that you believe we should amend, or remove, please identify the report as to time, date, and location, send the information to director@ufocenter.com, and Peter Davenport will address the issue, forthwith.

REPORTS OF STARS AND PLANETS

NUFORC is receiving over both its Hotline, and its Online Report Form, an unusually heavy volume of reports of both Jupiter, and the bright star, Sirius.  These reports are taking a great deal of our time, and we urge everyone to educate himself on what these two objects look like, and where they are located currently in the nighttime sky.

  • Sirius, the fourth or fifth brightest naturally occurring object in the northern hemisphere, currently first appears in the mid-evening hours in the northeast sky, close to the horizon.  In that location, because of the dust and moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere, it appears to give off red and blue light in rapid sequence, and to some observers, it appears to “hop around” in the sky. 
  • Jupiter currently is quite prominent in the eastern sky in the evening sky, first appearing at approximately 9:00 p.m., local time.  As the Earth rotates to the east, Jupiter appears to ascend, over the course of the evening, until it is visible in the southern, or southwestern, sky during the morning hours.  A good test of whether the object of interest is Jupiter can be performed with a good pair of binoculars, which will allow a careful observer to see up to four of the prominent moons of Jupiter, arranged in a straight line through the center of that planet.

If you witness a bright object in the night sky, which you cannot identify, and which appears to be relatively stationary over several minutes, before concluding that the object is an alien space craft, please consider whether you might be viewing Jupiter, Sirius, or some other star or planet.  Thank you!

During the upcoming week, we will post a few of the illustrations and photos that have been shared with our Center over recent weeks. 

Posted on Monday evening, October 10, 2011.  Peter Davenport, Director


MULTIPLE DRAMATIC SIGHTINGS WITNESSED OVER FLORIDA AND GEORGIA

On Thursday night, October 6th, 2011, the National UFO Reporting Center received several very interesting reports from both Florida and Georgia about sightings over those two states at approximately 8:40 p.m. (EDT).  Telephoned reports were made from Pensacola and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as well as from Macon, Hampton, La Grange, and Flowery Branch, Georgia. 

All the witnesses, except for two in Flowery Branch, reported a green light, seen streaking across the night sky, moving generally to the east.  The two witnesses in Flowery Branch report a distinctly red object, seen flying almost directly overhead, and generally to the southwest. 

Peter Davenport will appear as a guest at 9:00 p.m. (PDT) on the JEFF RENSE RADIO PROGRAM, perhaps accompanied by one or more witnesses, to discuss the event described above. 

The NUFORC website and database of cases will be updated sometime this weekend.  The delay in the posting of new cases has been due principally to Peter’s travel schedule, and other commitments, over the last six weeks.  However, a major delay has been due to the woefully poorly written reports, submitted in the recent past.  It has led us to the realization that we will have to implement a new policy, regarding the quality of reports, and what we will accept for posting.  Apparently, very few people are reading, and heeding, the three simple instructions that are posted at the beginning of our Online Report Form, and it is causing us severe difficulties, and delays, in proof-reading of those reports.

Posted on Friday afternoon, October 07, 2011


Peter Davenport Featured in Seattle Weekly Article

The Seattle weekly has just published a new article on the National UFO Reporting Center, which is available here:  http://www.seattleweekly.com/2011-02-09/news/peter-davenport-believes-in-ufos/.    Check it out for some great never before seen photos of the center!


RECENT PASSING OF MR. BUD HOPKINS, RENOWNED ABDUCTION RESEARCHER

It was with great sadness that we received the sad news of the death of Bud Hopkins on August 21st, following a long illness.  Bud was a pioneer in the field of abduction research, and his work will remain as a cornerstone in that field of investigation.  He was a wonderful friend, with an effervescent manner, and an irrepressible sense of humor.  We will miss his presence among us! For a discussion of his life and work, we would like to invite you to visit the Intruders Foundation website, where Leslie Kean’s remembrance of Bud’s life is posted:  http://www.intrudersfoundation.org/inside.html

SIGHTING REPORT DATABASE UPDATED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2011

We have posted approximately 350 new, and newly revised, reports, as of this date.  If, in reading the reports, you encounter a report that appears flawed, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will examine the report, at our earliest convenience.

NOTICE:  Peter Davenport, Director, will be traveling, and away from the Center, for several days.  During that time, the Center will be staffed by a volunteer, who will check messages several times per day.  She may respond via telephone to urgent messages.

REQUEST:  We would be most grateful if people who wish to submit a sighting report would refrain from telephoning the Center’s Hotline, and/or try to avoid leaving long messages on the Hotline answering service.  Instead, we would like to have people prepare detailed written statements about their sightings, and submit them, using our Online Report Form.   Peter will monitor e-mail, and written reports, while away from the Center.  Thank you!!  


NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 07, 2011

The database of sighting reports has been updated, as of Sunday evening, August 07, 2011.  The update includes approximately 440 new, or newly revised, cases. Given the unusually heavy load of reports that we have received over the last several weeks, we have not had the time to proof-read the new reports as carefully as we traditionally aspire to do.  Consequently, the newly posted reports probably include sightings of the International Space Station, and other orbiting objects; flares from “Iridium” satellites; reports of “twinkling” stars, and other astronomical bodies; contrails; and any other items which are not in any way related to sightings of authentic UFOs.  Other likely errors include occasional flawed dates and times, which may have escaped our attention.  Hence, we invite visitors to our site be on the alert for reports that may be intentional hoaxes, or which may contain errors.

We list below links to some of the new reports, which we found to be of particular interest:

EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, AUGUST 07, 2011 @ 23:00 HRS. (PACIFIC) - Fifteen people witness three red objects in a triangular pattern pass overhead.  One of the lights appeared to eject a small object.  Full Report

SEASIDE, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 06, 2011 @ 21:30 HRS. (PACIFIC) — Several witnesses observe a group of red objects, apparently above the haze, hovering motionless.  Two witnesses are left with the impression that one of the objects rose straight up, and disappeared from their sight.  Full Report  

OAKDALE, NEW YORK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 06, 2011 @ 21:30 HRS. (EASTERN) — Two witnesses, one a self-described pilot and amateur astronomer, witness six orange lights pass overhead. Full Report 

Description: C:\NUFORC\www\S82966.jpgCANYON LAKE, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 06, 2011 @ 00:14 HRS. (PACIFIC) — A husband and wife, sitting outside on a clear night, witness a bizarre looking, triangular, craft fly overhead, with its wide edge pointed forward.  No sound.  Full Report   See Image at right ->

SANDWICH, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 05, 2011 @ 20:53 HRS. (CENTRAL) — A man watches as an estimated 12-14 red orbs pass overhead, each apparently following the path that the previous orb had followed.  Objects appeared to turn to the west. Full Report

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 @ 23:00 HRS. (CENTRAL) — A professional pilot (ATP) and his wife witness two red fireballs, as they streak across the clear, nighttime sky. Full Report

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on Monday, August 08, 2011.


JEFF RENSE RADIO PROGRAM  - AT 8:00 P.M. (PDT) ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2011, Peter appeard on the Jeff Rense radio program, together with two witnesses to a dramatic sighting of two red “fireballs” in Lumberton, New Jersey, on Saturday night, July 30, 2011, at approximately 9:00 p.m.. 

Description: C:\NUFORC\www\njfireball.jpgWhat makes this case of particular interest is the fact that the husband shone a handheld, 15,000,000 candle-power, spot-lamp at the second fireball, which allegedly seemingly caused that second object to stop its movement across the sky, and to extinguish the red light it was radiating.  After the object stopped and dimmed its red light, the witness alleges that he and his wife, together with a third witness, could plainly see a hovering silver-gray craft, which appeared to them to be rotating.  The report from the husband is provided below, together with the photos to the right, taken by his wife with her Nikon D5000 camera.

Since our last posting on July 17 of newly submitted reports, NUFORC has received several hundred new reports, some of which describe similar sightings of peculiar “fireballs,” a phenomenon which we have been addressing for several months.  We should have those new reports posted within the next day, or so.

(BEGIN COPIED REPORT FROM WITNESS IN LUMBERTON, NEW JERSEY)

Date: 07/30/11
Time: 21:00
Duration: 4 minutes
Sighting City: Lumberton
Sighting State: NJ
Sighting Zip: 08048
Sighting County: Burlington
Witnesses: 3
Shape: Fireball
Number of Craft: 2
Lights On Object: Yes
Aura: Yes
Aircraft: Yes

Summary: Two red-orange fireballs observed and interacted with via spotlight.

Description: On Saturday July 30, 2011, I was out walking my dogs shortly before 9pm EDT.   It was a very pleasant evening with clear skies, calm winds, temperature in the low 70’s with a dew point in the lower 60’s.  Because I live in a very open area, adjacent to a large farm, it is always quite dark outside.  As such, when walking my dogs I always take a powerful spotlight with me…to light my way and also see if I am approaching any wildlife.

I am an avid amateur astronomer, so whenever there are clear skies, I often take in the view while walking the dogs.  On this particular evening, I observed a very bright "fireball" looking object on the northern horizon.  The object was a brilliant red-orange color.  I would rate its apparent magnitude as -4 -- comparable to Venus at its brightest or the International Space Station.  The “fireball” had a distinct circular shape to it.  Its apparent size was 4 times the size of Venus.  This object proceeded on a southerly course and flew directly over top of me.  It took approximately 45 seconds for the object to track from the northern horizon to a position nearly overheard.  At the closest approach, I would approximate the altitude to be between 1500-2500 feet.  I was able to approximate altitude because I live a few miles from a small airport (Flying W – Medford, NJ).  Single engine craft on approach must adhere to a 600 ft flight level.  The fireball appeared to be 2-3 times higher.  This first object, after passing over me, vanished. 

Within 10 seconds of the first object vanishing, I noticed a second object, exact same characteristics; once again appear on the northern horizon.  At this point I asked my wife and daughter to come out and look at the object.  My wife brought her Nikon D5000 (DSLR 14MP) camera.  Once again, the object was a circular orb with an extremely bright red-orange light.  It followed the exact same course/heading as the first craft (North to South ... straight line).  Altitude was approximately 1,500 - 2,500 feet and speed was similar to that of the first object. 

This time, my wife was able to take two pictures of the object.  They are attached.  More importantly, I grabbed my spotlight (15 million candlepower) and began to shine it directly on the object at its closest approach to us (nearly overhead).  After 3 bursts of the spotlight, the bright red-orange light on the object immediately ceased.  I continued to shine the light on the object and was able to observe the following:

> The object appeared solid.

> The object had a round, circular shape.

> The object was clearly rotating or spinning in a counter-clockwise fashion.

> The object appeared to be 50-60% the size of the full moon.

> The object had a gray or silver color that reflected the spotlight beam.

> The object was completely devoid of any sound.

> The object continued on a southerly course, with no visible light, until we could no longer see it.

> The duration of the second sighting was no more than 3 minutes – First appearance on Northern horizon to disappearing from view in the Southern sky.

I am an avid amateur astronomer with many years of experience.  I also am very well versed in meteorology.  I know what commercial and military aircraft look like, as we are in the flight path of commercial (Philadelphia International) and military (McGuire AFB) airports.  I also know that the atmosphere was clear and stable at the time of the sighting.  I know what most objects are in the sky-- such as planets, stars, constellations, satellites etc.  I firmly believe that the object that was witnessed by my wife, ((text deleted for privacy)), and me was not something that I have ever seen before.  It was certainly extraordinary.  I think I am most puzzled by the way the object immediately cut out its light when I focused a spotlight on it.  It certainly took my breath away to see the shape, color and rotation of the solid object as I illuminated it from below. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further.

Posted by Peter Davenport on Tuesday afternoon, August 02nd, 2011.


RECENTLY RECEIVED REPORTS POSTED TO NUFORC HOMEPAGE ON SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011

We have posted approximately 240 new reports, received since our last posting on July 6th. Given our haste to get the new reports posted, there is the likelihood that there are errors present in the reports, and we request that any error detected by our readers be forwarded to director@ufocenter.com.

THE PECULIAR “FIREBALL” PHENOMENON IS STILL BEING REPORTED TO NUFORC

At risk of belaboring a point already made, NUFORC continues to receive numerous reports of anomalous, colorful “fireballs,” a phenomenon for which, to date, we have come up with no adequate explanation. There is a possibility that some of the reports may be of pyrotechnic devices, launched from celebrations, for example, but we believe that this explanation cannot account for all of the reports we have received.  We are intrigued by the phenomenon, and once again, request that anyone who is witness to one of these events please submit a detailed report to our Center, using our Online Report Form. We would like also to recommend that if you are witness to one of these events, in addition to reporting it to NUFORC, you contact local news media, e.g. radio, television, and newspaper, in attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery. Most useful is to send a letter-to-the-editor of a local newspaper, apprising its readers of the event, and requesting that other witnesses come forward. There may be people in the area of the sighting who know what the cause of the phenomenon was.

Here are links to a few of the more interesting reports that we have posted on July 17:

WATKINS GLEN, NY, ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 13, 2011, @ 21:40 HRS. (EDT) - While driving in upstate New York, a very capable woman witnesses a stationary yellow ball of light. She stopped her car, in order to get a better look at the object, as it began to ascend into the nighttime sky, after which she witnessed eight similar looking objects. She called family members who lived nearby, all of whom witnessed the event.  Full Report

CONOVER, NC, ON SATURDAY NIGHT, JULY 16, 2011 @ 22:35 HRS. (EDT) - A husband, wife, and their daughter witness a very bright red light course to the southwestern sky. Full Report 

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI, ON SATURDAY NIGHT, JULY 16, 2011 @ 22:15 HRS. (EDT) - A woman and her son witness a total of 7 “brilliant orange-amber lights” pass overhead. Video captured of some of the objects.  Full Report

NUFORC has received several photographs of these “fireballs,” but most of them have been taken at night with cell phone cameras. Given that a cell phone usually does not have a high-resolution camera, most of these photos are not very satisfying. We encourage anyone who is witness to one of these events to secure high-quality photographs, if possible. If you take photographs at night, we recommend that you either use a tripod, or attempt to immobilize the camera, to the greatest degree possible. Movement of a camera or camcorder during nighttime photography will cause the image to blur, to a considerable degree, making the photos less useful.


POSTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 17, 2011, BY PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR


LATEST REPORTS POSTED ON JULY 6TH, 2011

Because of the large number of interesting reports that have been submitted to NUFORC on, and following July 4th, we have decided to post those reports, just two days after our last posting.  Our Center has been inundated with very peculiar reports of orange fireball, which were observed all across the U. S. on the evening of July 4th.  It is tempting to surmise that the reports are related to fireworks from that night, but closer analysis of the information strongly suggests to us that the majority of reports are descriptions of something besides aerial fireworks displays.  In many cases, the objects of interest were traveling against the prevailing winds, ruling out flares, so-called “Chinese lanterns,” and other pedestrian pyrotechnic devices.  However, we cannot certify that the reports we have posted are devoid of that type of event.  Hence, we would ask our readers to be on the alert for cases, for which this type of event might be the explanation of one, or more, of those reports we have posted.  If you know of a case in which illuminated, pyrotechnic devices, intended to float in the atmosphere, have been released, we would welcome reports to that effect, submitted via our Online Report FormWe would be most grateful if you would please indicate in your report when and where the devices were released, and include contact information for anyone who was involved in the launch.

Statement posted on the evening of Wednesday, July 06th, by Peter Davenport, Director.


NEW SIGHTING REPORTS POSTED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, JULY 04TH, 2011

We have posted approximately 156 new sighting reports, which have been received since our last posting on June 26th.  As you read the reports, please be on the outlook for errors and oversights, on our part, and please let us know, if you encounter anything that we have overlooked, in the course of proofreading new reports.

“FIREBALL” REPORTS

We feel duty-bound to once again call to the attention of visitors to our website the volume of reports of peculiar “fireballs” NUFORC has been receiving, of late.  The influx of these reports continues, seemingly unabated, and we have no adequate explanation for what the objects are.  In our view, they cannot be ascribed to any type of terrestrial event that we are aware of.  Once again, we invite people to peruse the reports we have posted since June 2010, in order to develop a feeling for the volume of these reports that has been submitted to NUFORC, since summer of last year. 

Of particular interest is this late breaking report and illustration from Cleveland:

Description: C:\NUFORC\www\UFO040711.jpgDate: 07/04/11

Time: 01:50

Duration: 2 minutes

Witnesses: 3

Shape: Fireball

 

 I am an EMS helicopter pilot in the Cleveland Ohio area with a two nurse crew this morning.  We had just dropped off a patient on the rooftop helipad of a hospital three miles east of downtown Cleveland and were preparing to depart for base when all three of us witnessed a "fireball like" object.

 

At approximately 1:50 AM July 4th 2011 I was preparing for engine start when I observed this fireball like circular object flying from east to west just north of our position.  It appeared closest when I first saw it. This is an area of intense air traffic so it took a second look to determine it did not look like an airplane.  At this particular time of morning there were no other aircraft seen.  

 

I immediately jumped out of the cockpit and went back to the crew loading our equipment and told them check this out.  All three of us watched the object fly over the shoreline at approximately 3000 to 4000 ft.  Maybe a speed of 150kts at least.  We tried to determine if it was an airliner as this is the same area they fly on their approach to Cleveland Hopkins airport. However there were no position lights and no strobes.  We could not see any structure except for the roundness and color. It was a yellow golden sphere with red on the sides (See drawing).  The bright red seemed to have the characteristic of fire or vertical flames but was not flames.  It was not underneath only on the sides with a little on the top.  It was like red electrical fire.  It did not look like jet propulsion.  

 

I am not an artist but I did attempt to draw what I saw and that is included here.  I would estimate a fairly good sized object, at least 10-20 feet across.  It flew east to west over the shoreline. As it approached downtown proper it turned northwest and departed out over the lake at a constant altitude and airspeed.

We link below to a few of the other more interesting “fireball” reports that we have received, since our last posting:

BEAVERTON, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 04, 2011 @ 00:48 HRS. (PACIFIC) - A woman witnesses a “fireball,” the color of “flame,” slowly move across the sky, appear to stop, and then slowly move to the horizon. Full Report   

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD 2011, @ 23:55 HRS. (CENTRAL) - A man witnesses an “orange-amber” fireball move above the clouds. Full Report

NAMPA, IDAHO, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD, 2011 @ 22:50 HRS. (MOUNTAIN) - Four witnesses observe two red “fireballs” pass across the night sky, the two events separated by approximately ten minutes. Full Report  

WAVERLY, NEBRASKA, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD 2011 @ 22:30 HRS. (CENTRAL) -Seven adult witnesses observe approximately six red lights pass overhead, at apparently quite high altitude.  Full Report

WILLIAMSTON, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD, 2011 @ 22:15 HRS. (EASTERN) - A woman, while walking her dog, witnesses two “large” orange-red “fireballs” pass slowly overhead, and continue on to over the horizon. Full Report Description: C:\NUFORC\www\S82134.jpg

MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD, 2011 @ 22:00 HRS. (PACIFIC) - Two adults witness a distinctly red “fireball” maneuver back and forth, pass overhead slowly, then disappear.  See photo at right.   Full Report

LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON, SUNDAY JULY 03RD, 2011 @ 22:00 HRS. (PACIFIC) -A mother and son watch three bright red objects pass overhead. Full Report

BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, JULY 03RD, 2011 @ 21:30 HRS. (CENTRAL) - Approximately 20 witnesses observe eight orange, triangular-shaped, objects drift across the sky, then fade out.  See photo below  Full Report

 Description: C:\NUFORC\www\S82117.jpg

We cannot be certain that all of the above reports, and those in our database, are reports of unusual events.  Some may be reports of pyrotechnic devices, such as so-called “Chinese” lanterns.  However, given the fact that the events have occurred all across the country, and at about the same time, we would be surprised if all of them are of terrestrial origin. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE WITNESSED ONE OF THESE EVENTS, OR ARE WITNESS TO SUCH AN EVENT, IN THE FUTURE

If any of the visitors to our site have witnessed any of the events described above, or if they witness a similar event in the future, we would be most grateful if you would please submit a report, using the ONLINE REPORT FORM.  If you submit a report, we would be most grateful if you would please include at least the following information:   

  • Where you were located, at the time of your sighting;
  • The time and date of your sighting;
  • What direction you were looking…north, south, east, or west;
  • What the angle of elevation to the object, or objects, was;
  • How big the 1) individual lights, and 2) the formation of lights appeared to be, relative to the sizes of bright stars, or a full Moon, in the night sky;
  • What the lights were seen to do;
  • How they disappeared from your sight, e.g. did they just fade out, fall to the ground, streak off, or what? 
  • What direction the prevailing winds were moving, at the time of the sighting.  ((Please contact the local offices of the National Weather Service, or an FAA Flight Service Station, for this information.))
  • Please include any other pertinent information, and please have other witnesses to the same event submit independently-prepared reports, as well

Thank you, to all, and we at NUFORC wish you a Happy Independence Day!!

Posted by Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, on Monday afternoon, July 4th, 2011. 

NEW REPORTS POSTED ON JUNE 27TH, 2011

NUFORC has posted to its website, as of this date, all recently received reports of sightings.  Given the volume of interesting reports we have been receiving recently, we are attempting to post new reports as quickly as we can.  We also posted new reports on June 03rd, 12th, and 20th

Given our haste in posting these reports, we may have overlooked cases which are flawed, or for which there may be a commonplace explanations.  One logical possibility is an over-flight of the International Space Station (“ISS”), which is reported frequently over our telephone Hotline, as well as via our Online Report Form  Whether a given report can be ascribed to an over-flight of the ISS can be explored at the website, www.Heavens-Above.com, by entering the name of the nearest city to the witness, and checking to see whether the ISS could have been seen from the witness’s location on the date, and at the time, indicated in the report.  If NUFORC has overlooked sightings of the ISS, we would welcome a note from anyone finding such a possible case in our database of sighting reports.  Please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will label the sighting report appropriately.

REPORTS OF RED, ORANGE, AMBER, AND YELLOW “FIREBALL” CONTINUE UNABATED

NUFORC continues to receive an inordinately large number of alleged sightings of peculiar red, orange, amber, gold, or yellow “fireballs,”  This is a phenomenon that first came to our attention in late June 2010, and numerous sighting reports have been submitted to our Center frequently, since that time.  We do not know what the objects are, although a few of the cases have been ascribed to launches of so-called “Chinese lanterns.”  However, the information available to us here at NUFORC strongly suggests that only a small fraction of the cases of “fireballs” in the nighttime sky can be ascribed to such terrestrial pyrotechnic devices. If any of the visitors to our website has been witness to the phenomena we have posted, or to others, which are not posted on our site, we would be most grateful if they would please submit reports of their respective sightings, using our Online Report Form.

JAMES E. CLARKSON, FORMER MUFON STATE DIRECTOR, WILL HOST AN INTERNET RADIO PROGRAM WITH PETER DAVENPORT ON MONDAY NIGHT, JUNE 27TH, 2011, AT 18:00 HRS. (PACIFIC)

JAMES E. CLARKSON, experienced UFO investigator, and frequent guest speaker at UFO conferences across the U. S., will host Peter Davenport on internet radio, in order to discuss the “fireball” phenomenon.  Jim and Peter will host a highly skilled eyewitness to the dramatic sightings off the coast of South Carolina on June 08th, who is adamant that what he, and other house guests had witnessed that night, were not any type of terrestrial pyrotechnic device. The report, submitted by the witness, can be read here.  Other reports from the same evening from nearby locations can be read here.   The internet-based radio program can be heard live by going to www.InceptionRadioNetwork.com, and then clicking on “Epic.”  Call-in’s to the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Posted by Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, on Monday afternoon, June 27th, 2011.


NEW SIGHTING REPORTS POSTED ON JUNE 12th, 2011

NUFORC has received so many interesting reports, recently, we are rushing to get them posted to our website as quickly as possible.  Hence, there may be flaws present among some of the reports we have posted over the last two weeks.  If readers encounter errors, or sightings that they believe can be explained by terrestrial events, we request that they send us notification of those cases.  We will correct our oversights in our next update.

REPORTS OF STRANGE FIREBALLS CONTINUE UNABATED -On several occasions over the last ten months, we have posted statements about the interesting reports NUFORC has been receiving of red, orange, amber, and yellow “fireballs.”  Although we have received, over the last seventeen years, infrequent reports of this type, the pace of these reports appears to have accelerated dramatically, beginning in approximately late June 2010. 

Some members of the UFO community have suggested that all of the reports are the result of “Chinese lanterns,” powered by a candle or small pyrotechnic device, which have been released at celebrations, and which rise slowly in the night sky.  Although we have discovered a few reports that appear to have been the result of such events, the majority of the cases reported to our Center seem to us to be inconsistent with this explanation.  We copy below links to sighting reports appearing on our website, which we think best illustrate the issue of these peculiar “fireballs.” 

DEER ISLE/ORLAND, MAINE, SATURDAY, MAY 21ST, 2011, @ 20:51 HRS. (EDT) - A woman, driving on Highway 15 (?), witnessed two peculiar lights, which were followed by five more.  Other cars had stopped on the roadway, presumably to get a better look at them.  The lights were below cloud level, according to the witness, who seemed to us to be an exceptionally capable witness.  (We are convinced that this report had nothing to do with the world-wide prank that occurred on May 22nd, which encouraged people to submit bogus UFO reports to organizations like NUFORC, regarding alleged sightings of 7-9 yellow lights.)  Full Report

HIGH ROCK LAKE, NORTH CAROLINA, JUNE 03RD, 2011, @ 21:30 HRS. (EDT)) -Two adult males witness a peculiar, and very bright, orange light, which appeared to rotate.  A short time, later, they witness two more orange lights, which appear to rotate in unison.  One witness was a former U. S. Navy aircraft mechanic, who appeared to us to be an exceptionally capable observer. Full Report

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2011 @ 21:30 HRS. (EDT) -A group of seven adult witnesses see multiple orange-colored lights over the ocean for over half an hour.  Some of the objects appeared to the observers to move at extremely high speed.  See other similar reports for the same date. Full Report

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2011 @ 21:30 HRS. (EDT)) - A group of four adults report witnessing approximately 30 orange lights over the ocean.  See other similar reports for the same date. Full Report

HOLDEN BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2011 @ 22:00 HRS. (EDT) -Two adults witness multiple lights over the ocean to the east of the mainland.  Full Report 

LEWISTON, PENNSYLVANIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011, @ 21:22 HRS. (EDT) -Two adult witnesses observed a peculiar orange-colored object, which appeared to the witnesses to have three red “points of light” attached to it. Full Report

LAFAYETTE, OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2011, @ 23:00 HRS. (EDT)) -Three witnesses observe a peculiar orange light move overhead slowly.  Full Report

If anyone has an explanation for these events, which have been reported to our Center from around the world, we would welcome communications on the subject.  Alternatively, if there are visitors to our website who have been witness to the events, we would be most grateful if the witnesses would please submit reports of their sightings, using our Online Report Form.   

Posted on Sunday night, June 12, 2011, by Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director.



NEW REPORTS POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 - NUFORC has posted approximately 165 newly submitted, or amended, reports, received by Thursday afternoon, May 12, 2011.  A few of the reports that caught our attention are described below:  

BAYFIELD, COLORADO, SUNDAY, MAY 08TH, 2011 @ 22:30 HRS. (Mountain) - Four witnesses observe a diamond-shaped object, exhibiting a peculiar pattern of lights on its ventral surface, pass overhead their campsite.  Approximately ninety minutes later, a similar object was observed to fly a similar path through the sky.  Full Report  See Image at Right.

BARNESVILLE, OHIO, SUNDAY, MAY 08TH, 2011 @ 21:23 HRS. (Eastern) -A group of thirteen people witness a strange cluster of 12 bright orange lights move across the sky at high speed. Full Report   See Image Below.   (We express our gratitude to the Times Leader newspaper for use of the photograph.  There may be a discrepancy in the date in the report, and on the photograph, but we believe that the correct date is May 08, 2011.)

NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY 08TH, 2011 @ 22:15 HRS. (Eastern) -Two witnesses observe 12 amber lights in the nighttime sky, drifting below solid overcast. Full Report

POTTSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, MAY 11TH, 2011 @ 10:05 HRS. (Eastern) - A man (former military) driving on Route 61 describes witnessing an object pass overhead at very high velocity, at which time the electronics in his car fail.  Several other cars on the highway apparently experienced similar effects, given that they were observed by the witness to be stopped on the roadway, as well. Full Report  

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on Thursday evening, May 12th, 2011.


HOMEPAGE AND REPORTS UPDATED ON MONDAY, MAY 02, 2011

NUFORC has posted approximately 370 new, and amended, reports to its database, as of May 2nd.  Given that the reports often are screened and proof-read under time pressure, there is always the possibility that we may have overlooked flawed reports.  Hence, as you read the reports, please be on the lookout for reports which are defective, or for which there is an obvious explanation of terrestrial origin.  If you encounter what you believe is a defective report, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will either amend, or delete, the errant report as quickly as we can. Some of the posted reports that have captured our attention are the following:

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, APRIL 30, 2011, @ 23:40 HRS. (Pacific) - A man, standing on a roof top near downtown Seattle, witnesses two formations of dimly lit objects appear from behind a cloud, and streak overhead to the northeast.  The witness has supplied the rendering below.  Full Report

 

SAEGERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, APRIL 30, 2011, @ 22:20 HRS. (Eastern) - A man and woman witness a blue-tinted object fly past them at very high speed.  During their sighting, they discerned a sound, which they thought emanated from the object.  Also, they report that power failed locally, and that the lights of a nearby automobile apparently went out momentarily, as well.  Full Report

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS, SUMMER 2000 @ 21:00 HRS. (Central) - A group of men witness a distinctly amber-colored light streak across the beach, covering approximately 45 degrees of arc in approximately eight seconds.  Full Report  Detailed Graphics Provided by Witnesses

RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW LIGHTS AND “FIREBALLS” CONTINUE TO BE REPORTED - During the summer of 2010, NUFORC suddenly began receiving quite a number of reports of red, orange, and yellow “fireballs,” for which there seems to be no adequate explanation.  Some of those cases may have involved pyrotechnic devices, e.g. “Chinese” lanterns, which typically are launched from ground level at parties and celebrations.  However, not all of the cases we have received, over the last ten months, or so, can be ascribed to such devices, given that some of them appear to move against the prevailing “winds aloft,” as reported by the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Service Stations, or by the National Weather Service.  Some of the more interesting reports of these “fireballs” can be accessed here:  Report 1  Report 2   Report 3  Report 4  Report 5  Report 6   Report 7    If you witness such a display of lights, we would be most grateful if you would please report the sighting, using the Online Report Form on our website.  Please include your location, at the time of the sighting, as well as the angle of elevation, how many objects were witnessed, how long they were visible, and any other data that would help another person understand what the sighting looked like.  Also, we recommend that you contact local news media, i.e. radio, television, and newspaper offices, to report the event to them, and to inquire whether their offices received reports from other witnesses.  Thank you!

POSTED:  Monday night, May 02nd, 2011, by Peter Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center.


NEW REPORTS POSTED ON APRIL 03, 2011

The NUFORC database of sighting reports has been updated, as of Sunday night, April 3rd, 2011.  We have attempted to identify and remove prank reports, or reports involving sightings of objects of terrestrial origin, but we suspect that many flawed reports may have slipped through our filter.  Hence, we invite visitors to our site to be on the lookout for defective reports, reports that contain profanity, or reports of objects that appear to be something other than genuine UFO’s.  If you find a report, please send a short e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report in question, at our earliest convenience.

OZARK UFO CONFERENCE, APRIL 8-10, 2011, EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS

Peter Davenport is one of the scheduled speakers at the Ozark UFO Conference, so he will be absent from the National UFO Reporting Center for several days, in order to be at the conference.  For more information about the conference, please visit their website at http://www.ozarkufo.com/.   During his absence from the Center, Peter will attempt to monitor calls to the Hotline, and a volunteer assistant will check it sporadically, as well.  If you witness what you believe may have been a UFO, we would be most grateful if you would refrain from using the telephone Hotline, and submit a detailed written report, using our On-line Report Form, located on here at our website.  Thank you!

UPDATE TO GOLDTHWAITE, TEXAS CASE (See below on page for original porting)

The marks on the ground at a farm site in Goldthwaite, Texas, have been investigated by Teresa Turner, MUFON “Star Team” Investigator, and Deputy Director for Documentation.  Following her investigation of the incident, she has concluded that the marks in the ground, first reported by the property owner, were caused by men driving trucks on the farm.  Ms. Turner’s follow-up report to NUFORC can be read here.  We express our sincere gratitude to Ms. Turner, and to Mr. Fletcher Gray, MUFON Texas Assistant State Director, for their effort in investigating, and resolving, this case. 

DRAWINGS SUBMITTED FOR LEBANESE SIGHTING

The witness to a UFO sighting in Lebanon submitted the two drawings below.   Full Report


NEW REPORTS POSTED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

NUFORC just posted approximately 220 newly received reports to its website.  We did not have the time to proof-read the reports as carefully as we like to do, so we again invite guests to our site to be on the look-out for flawed reports, or oversights on the part of our proofreading staff.  Please let us know if you encounter a report that is an obvious hoax, or which addresses a phenomenon of known terrestrial origin. Two of the reports which caught our special attention are the following:

FT. BRAGG, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 03RD, 2011, @ 2100 HRS. (PST) - An experienced sea captain, a “cum laude” graduate of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, New York, witnessed a very strange, triangular-shaped object pass almost directly overhead.  The object was seen by the witness to eject a second, smaller object from its right side.  Full Report  Two images supplied by the witness are shown below.

                         
NOTE:  The witness of this object will be a featured guest on the Jeff Rense Radio Program at 9:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, March 10, 2011

WEST SPRINGFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA, TUESDAY, MARCH 08TH, 2011, @ 2100 HRS. (EST)A nurse and another adult witness observed a very strange looking, rapidly moving, triangular object over a neighbor’s nearby home.  The object suddenly flipped so its “wings” were vertical, and disappeared at high speed.  Full Report 

 
click image to enlarge

 Update posted by Peter Davenport, Director, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night, March 10, 2011.


DATABASE UPDATED WITH NEW REPORTS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2011

We have posted approximately 80 new reports to our database.  As you read the reports, please be on the look-out for obvious errors in the reports, and for oversights on our part in our efforts at editing and proofreading.

We have been receiving a heavy volume of reports about 1) the star, Sirius, in the southern evening sky; 2) Venus, which currently is quite bright in the early morning eastern sky; and 3) evening sightings of the International Space Station.  Before you submit a report, please be sure that you aren’t viewing one of these objects.  Because Sirius is so vividly colorful, and because it flickers and appears to hop around in the night sky, people frequently fail to identify it properly.  Our Center receives, we estimate, between 100 and 200 reports of Sirius, and almost as many reports of Venus, every month.  It would lighten the workload at the Center if people would exercise a modicum of common sense, before reporting these celestial bodies as “UFOs.”

The schedule for over-flights of the International Space Station, as well as the Space Shuttle, can be obtained at www.HEAVENS-ABOVE.com.  In addition, that site has information about other orbiting objects, including the dramatic “flares” in the night sky caused by Iridium satellites.  If you haven’t witnessed any of these objects or events, we invite everyone to view a few of them, in order to become familiar with what these commonplace events look like.


DATABASE UPDATED ON FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 18, 2011

We have posted 117 new, and newly revised, reports to our website, as of this date.  We have done our best to either eliminate, or properly label, those report which, in our opinion, are not reports of genuine UFOs, but it is very difficult, even impossible, for us to know for sure. 

Also, if you encounter reports in our database for which you might have a possible explanation, or which might be flawed, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will amend the report.  Please be on the lookout for reports that contain any of the following:

1)     Accidental inclusion of names of, or other personal information about, the sources of the reports
2)     Obviously hoaxed reports
3)     Profanity or vulgarity of any kind
4)     Reports of celestial bodies, e.g. “twinkling” stars, planets, or other celestial objects or events
5)     Over-flights of the International Space Station, or of other orbiting objects.

Here are a few of the reports that have attracted our attention:

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 @ 1400 HRS. (Central)

A young boy witnesses a bright, circular object that apparently was tracking a high-altitude airliner, as the latter flew across the northern sky, heading from east to west.  The young observer called the object to his father’s attention, who also witnessed the object with his naked eye, and who then instructed his son to run for the camera.  Full Report  Photo below copyrighted by photographer, “K.W."

GOLDTHWAITE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 @ 0800 HRS.(Central)

A woman wakes up and looks out the window of her farmhouse, when she suddenly notices for the first time two concentric circles in the soil in her farmyard.  Full Report  Pictures below:

      

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 @ 20:45 HRS. (Eastern)

Approximately 15-20 witnesses observe a cluster of red-colored objects drift across the night sky.  One of the witnesses captured video of the event, and submitted a written report, which arrived after we had posted newly received reports.   We cannot rule out the possibility that the lights may be some type of pyrotechnic devices, launched, perhaps, from a Friday night celebration.  The limited movement of the objects makes us question whether the objects were genuine UFOs.  We would welcome additional reports from those individuals, who might have been witness to the event, which may help us determine what the objects were. 

Text of witness’s unedited report: 

100 Date: 02/18/11

110 Time: 20:45

120 Duration: 15-30 Minutes

130 Sighting City: Tallahassee

140 Sighting State: fl

150 Sighting Zip: 32312

160 Sighting County: Leon

170 Witnesses: 10-15

172 Shape: Circle

168 Number of Craft: 20-30

180 Description: Multiple orange glowing lights over Tallahassee, FL

190 Description: It was around 8:45 when my and my friend walked out of Fuzions Frozen Yogurt on Kerry Forest Parkway in Tallahassee, FL.  The objects were coming from the Southwest area.  They were orange and circular, and they were just a little bit bigger than the stars in the sky.   They were also brighter than the stars.  I immediately took out my phone and started recording it.  There was about 10 of us standing in the parking lot watching them.  A police officer was standing on the sidewalk next to us but when we tried to ask her what the lights were she just ignored us, got in her car, and started talking on her radio while looking at them.  They first appeared on the tree-line in a tight group, then they started spreading out and moving in different directions.  They were all going the same speed and the same relative direction, but they were probably at different altitudes because they were spreading out and moving apart.  Some were brighter than others.  I didn't stay to see the whole thing, but on the way home there were a lot of cops on my road.  There were probably about six or seven cars, with about 10-20 people standing around watching them search.  It seemed like they were looking around in the woods but I was trying to pay attention to the road, so I didn't see much.  I am 16 years old and I attend Chiles High School.  I wouldn't have contacted your organization unless I was very concerned, and I'm not trying to waste your time.  I'm an honor student with a 3.77 GPA and I'm taking a video production class.  The video I took was low quality because it was on my phone, but you can clearly see the lights in the sky.  The crowd at the frozen yogurt store was made up of two moms with their children, a few old women, and a police officer, along with the other customers in the store.  My friend refused to write a report because he wasn't paying attention and thought that I was just being paranoid.

400 Lights On Object: Yes

420 Aura: Yes

POSTED FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, BY PETER DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER, WASHINGTON STATE 


REPORT DATABASE UPDATED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011

The reports that NUFORC has received since January 05th are posted to our site, as of the evening of January 31st.  We provide below links to a few of the reports that we found to be of particular interest:

NEW YORK STATE (IN-FLIGHT SIGHTING), @ 18:45 HRS. (EST), TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011 - Two experienced pilots, flying a Cessna Citation 550 executive jet from New Haven, Connecticut, to Buffalo, New York, witness a very unusual object almost directly ahead of their aircraft.  They contact New York Center, inquiring whether Center has the object on radar, and if the Air Traffic Controllers know what it is.  The crew is informed that nothing appears on radar.  The aircraft, flying at approximately 20,000’ altitude, passes the bizarre looking object, which appeared to the pilot and co-pilot to be hovering motionless.  The reports from the pilot and co-pilot can be read here: Full Report 1   Full Report 2 

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, @ 17:30 HRS. (PST), MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 - A very experienced aviation (A & P) mechanic, who works as a supervisor in the maintenance of advanced turbine engines, hears what he thought was a turbine-powered aircraft fly low overhead.  He looks up to identify the aircraft, but is shocked to see nothing, until three amber/orange lights appear in that area of the sky where the sound seemed to emanate from.  Full Report

HOUSTON, TEXAS, @ 15:50 HRS. (CST), MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 - A passenger in an aircraft approaching Houston, Texas, witnesses a very peculiar object apparently projecting out of the tops of high-altitude clouds.  Full Report

NEVADA/ARIZONA BORDER (IN-FLIGHT SIGHTING) @ 14:30 HRS. (MST), SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 - A passenger witnesses a white, shiny, disc streak by the commercial aircraft he was on, passing the airliner in approximately three seconds.  Its apparent size was approximately equal to the apparent size of a dime, held at arm’s length.  Full Report

LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA, @ 19:30 HRS and 21:40 HRS. (PST), THURSDAY, JANUARY 06, 2011 - Many witnesses, located generally in the area of Lake Elsinore, witness a very bright light, or cluster of lights, descending rapidly, and apparently vertically.  The lights separate, slow, and continue to remain illuminated as they continue to descend more slowly.  Multiple reports of this incident can be accessed in our reports for January 2011.   ((NUFORC NOTE:  This incident was reported by local news media to have been a nighttime parachute jump by the U. S. Army’s demonstration parachute team, the Golden Knights.  However, that report appears to be inaccurate.  Senior personnel at the headquarters of the Blue Knights at Fort Bragg report that they had no members of either of their two teams in California, on the date in question.  Both teams were at their training location in Florida.  If anyone can identify the individuals, or the parachute club, that made the jumps, we would very much like to hear from those people.  This incident remains a mystery to us.  Thank you!!  PD))

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA - Since approximately 2003, our Center has received many dozens of sightings of unidentified lights, seen hovering over the ocean, to the east and south of Myrtle Beach, SC.  We have no specific reason to suspect that the sightings are UFO-related, but we would like to know what phenomenon is causing the frequent reports.  If anyone knows what is causing the reports, we would be most grateful for a telephone call or e-mail, providing us with a lead to the cause.  The many reports our Center has received can be read amongst the cases for South Carolina 


RECENT REPORTS OF RED, ORANGE, OR YELLOW “FIREBALLS”

We would like to call to the attention of visitors to our site the many reports our Center has received recently of red, orange, or yellow lights, or “fireballs.”   A quick overview of these reports can be achieved by simply scrolling down the reports for November and December 2010, as well as of the reports NUFORC has received since January 1st.  Of particular interest, in our opinion, are those reports we received on New Year’s Eve from the following states:  Florida, Alaska, California, Utah, Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Texas.  Many of the people who called our Center about those sightings seemed to us to be unusually credible witnesses, so we suspect that the material in those reports is quite accurate and reliable.    

We first called the phenomenon of peculiar “fireballs” to the attention of the public, and to the UFO community, last summer.  At that time, our Center was inundated with reports of unidentified “fireballs,” which allegedly appeared individually, in pairs, triplets, and up to many dozens of similarly appearing objects.  We do not know what those objects were, and, as well, we do not know what the objects were that have been reported to us within the last week.  However, we do not believe that they are pyrotechnic devices of terrestrial origin, e.g. either flares, or so-called “Chinese lanterns,” given the peculiar, and often sudden, manners in which the “fireballs” are frequently seen to move. 

If you witness in the future, or you have been witness in the past, to objects similar to those reported here, we would like to invite you to submit a written report, using the Online Report Form found on this website.  Please include all of the details surrounding your sighting, to include 1) your location at the time of the sighting; 2) the time and date; 3) the direction and angle of elevation at which you were looking; 4) the number of objects, and what they did; and 5) the number of witnesses who may have been present with you, at the time of the event, and 6) any other information that seems pertinent to such a report.  We would be happy to post your report(s).

PECULIAR BIRD DEATHS

NUFORC has taken an interest in the three recent reports of peculiar deaths of large number of birds, the first of which apparently occurred sometime on January 1st.  We are intrigued by the preliminary reports, which suggest that the cause of death in the case of the Beebe, Arkansas, event apparently was “blunt force trauma,” and that no other causative factor has been identified, to date.  Given the large area over which the affected birds were distributed, it is difficult for us to imagine how the die-off could have been caused by an aircraft, lightning, or any meteorological event that we can imagine.    If anyone who lives in the general areas of those events was witness to anything out of the ordinary, we would very much like to have reports submitted about those sightings.

ADDITIONIONAL FUTURE POSTINGS

We will be adding more information to our homepage, over the next week, or so.  Most of all, out of our desire to improve the quality of written reports, submitted to our Center, we are going to post a guideline, describing what we would like to see included in all written reports.  We observe that the quality of reports could be improved dramatically, if people would take just a few minutes to survey their reports, before submitting them, and we are going to introduce new guidelines for preparation of those reports.

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, NUFORC, on the evening of Wednesday, January 5th, 2011. 


NUFORC POSTS ALL NEWLY RECEIVED REPORTS ON NOVEMBER 21, 2010

We have received many comments and complaints about the long delay in posting reports received since out last posting on August 30th.  We apologize for the delay!  We are in the process of moving into a new facility, out of which we should be operating by the end of this month.  The facility offers substantially more space than we currently have, which will allow us to organize our files and activities to a greater degree than we currently enjoy.  The move has taken, and will continue to take, a considerable amount of our time, but it should be completed by the end of this week.  The acquisition of the new facility, and the move, have taken the bulk of our time, over the last six weeks, which has cut in to the amount of time that we have had for proofreading reports. 

We have proofread, and posted, 1,367 new reports, received since August 30th There is a high likelihood that we have failed to properly delete items such as profanity, personal data, reports of celestial bodies, meteors, satellites, and the like.  Hence, if visitors to our site notice reports that we have failed to properly proofread or label, or which contain personal information or profanity, we would request that they call the error to our attention with an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com and we will correct the error quickly. 

We list below a few of the more interesting reports that NUFORC has received, over the last several months:

PRESCOTT, AZ, AUGUST 18, 2010 - NUFORC received a telephoned message from the Prescott, AZ, Flight Service Station, which is operated by Lockheed-Martin Corp., under contract to the Federal Aviation Administration.  The person who called our Center stated that their facility had received a radio communication from a military helicopter (Tactical call sign “Dragon 11”), apparently flying in the vicinity of Prescott, in which the crew described having a metallic-looking disc fly by their aircraft at an estimated altitude of 5,500 feet.  To listen to the message, please click here.  NUFORC immediately submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the audio communication, and the request was rejected.  To read the rejection letter, please click here.

CALGARY, ALBERTA, OCTOBER 14, 2010 - A Canadian astronomer reported witnessing three peculiar square, copper-colored objects passing overhead at high speed.  The case has been forwarded to Mr. Chris Rutkowski, Canadian UFO investigator in Edmonton, and Mr. Gavin McCleod of the UFO*BC group in Vancouver, B.C..  Full Report

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JULY 4TH, 1947 - A gentleman, who currently serves as a Research Archeologist for the MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, describes a sighting of a strange disc he experienced in Seattle.  He is a professional artist, and has volunteered to submit an illustration of what the object looked like.  Full Report 

We will be posting more information, and several illustrations to the NUFORC homepage during the next several days. 

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on November 21, 2010.


NUFORC DATABASE UPDATED ON AUGUST 30, 2010

In preparation for Peter Davenport’s appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Monday night, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific), we have updated our database of Sighting Reports, such that listeners to that program will be able to see the latest reports.  We feature below two sightings, which we feel are particularly interesting.

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010, AT 06:45 HRS. - A young man, who was video-taping the sky for time-lapse analysis of clouds, captures a 3-second image of a small object which streaks across the sky in a straight line.  Full Report    He was kind enough to share his video tape of the object: video courtesy AmpleLight of Naperville Illinois.

KENT, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010, AT 01:00 HRS. - A man steps out of his truck at his place of employment, and sees an object passing overhead in the sky.  His initial reaction was that it was a conventional aircraft, but he quickly realized that it was a triangular-shaped craft.  He estimates that it was visible for approximately 10 seconds.  Full Report  The illustration he provided of the object can be seen below.

 

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center, Monday night, August 30, 2010.


WEBSITE UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2010

We have posted to our website approximately 500 newly received reports.  Thanks to many folks who have read reports posted on prior dates, we have amended, or deleted, a number of those reports.  We express our gratitude to those people who have been generous in sharing their views on specific cases, and we hope that visitors to our site will continue to be on the alert for cases that do not pertain to authentic sightings of UFO’s.  We suspect that there probably are many reports in the database, which are not about “bona fide” UFO’s, or which are posted, without proper qualification, as to the suspected nature of the event witnessed.

One of the cases reported recently which we feature here was submitted by a former crew member of the U. S. Coast Guard cutter, “Spencer,” based at Governor’s Island, New York City, involving a lengthy, and dramatic, sighting of an apparent UFO over the Atlantic Ocean, sometime during the early 1970’s.  The witness reports that the entire crew was interviewed by members of the U. S. intelligence community, and sworn to secrecy, under penalty of the law, if they ever discussed the matter.  Full Report   The individual who submitted the report, and who reports that he was present during the hour-long event at sea, will appear, together with Peter Davenport, on the Jeff Rense Radio Program at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday night, August 30, 2010, to discuss the dramatic event.  If there are any members of the crew of the USCG “Spencer,” who remember this incident, and we strongly suspect they would recall it, we would like to invite them to submit reports about what they recall of it, using our Online Report Form on our website.  We would like to communicate with them, so we would be grateful if they would include contact information.


NEW REPORTS POSTED ON JULY 28, 2010 - We have posted approximately 200 newly received, or amended, reports to our website.  We have attempted to proofread them to the best of our ability, but there is always the possibility that we have committed an oversight in correcting errors, deleting personal data, and failing to properly identify those reports that are of mundane events of terrestrial origin.  Hence, in the course of reading the new reports, you encounter an error, we would be most grateful if you would call the error to our attention via e-mail, and we will correct it.  E-mail is more convenient for us than telephone communication, for the purpose of correcting reports. 


NEW REPORTS POSTED JULY 19, 2010

We have posted 261 recently submitted reports to our website, some of which appear to be similar to those received during the first ten days of this month, which we discuss in our July 06th and July 10th postings below.  The reports describe red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” which have been reported to maneuver in fashions that suggest to us that they are not aircraft, pyrotechnic devices, or any other type of object that we can imagine. 

An example of those recent reports is one submitted from ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND,   The witness is a retired military aviator, with approximately 5,000 hours of accumulated flight time, and he was unable to identify the objects.  Full Report

If any of the visitors to our website have been witness to this type of phenomenon, recently, we would like to encourage them to submit reports of their sightings, using our Online Report Form.  As we outline below, we would like to know where the witnesses were located, at the time of the event; what direction he or she was looking; the number of objects seen; how they moved across the sky; and any other facts necessary for another person, who reads the report, to understand what the event looked like.

We highlight below a few of the reports that have caught our attention, and which appear to us to have been submitted by highly credible witnesses:  

PROSSER, WASHINGTON, JULY 13, 2010, @ 22:00 HRS. (PDT)  - A young woman and her boyfriend, while driving in a rural part of Washington State, witnessed a triangular-shaped cluster of bright lights, which maneuvered to form a straight line.  Full Report   We are attempting to determine whether military flares, launched over the Yakima Firing Range could have been witnessed from the witness’s location.

KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, JULY 13, 2010, @ 21:30 HRS. (PDT) - A highly educated, adult male witnessed what he perceived to be a “huge” object, with intensely bright lights on its sides, as it slowly and silently moved across his remote ranch.  Full Report  A group of eight adult witnesses, at a different location near Kennewick, witnessed the same object at the same time, and NUFORC is awaiting reports from those individuals.

We may have one of the above witnesses as guests on the JEFF RENSE RADIO PROGRAM at 8:00 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.  Details of the program can be obtained at www.RENSE.com.  If they decide not to appear, Jeff and Peter will discuss other recent cases and events.    

In the near future, we expect to post several illustrations and photographs to our site.  If anyone has photographs of the “fireballs” that have been witnessed recently, we would very much like to view them.  Thank you!

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, on Monday night, July 19, 2010.


NEW REPORTS POSTED ON SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010

We have posted approximately 180 new reports, many of which pertain to the unusual display of lights on the evening of July 4th, 2010.  In our haste to get these new reports posted, we probably have missed some details, in the process of our proofreading the reports, for which we apologize.  In this case, we want to post the reports as quickly as possible, so that visitors to our site will have access to the most recent information, so some tasks have had to be left undone.

Here is a link to interesting video of a July 4th sighting of two anomalous, and distinctly red, lights, witnessed near Lorain, Ohiohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWycp3JjdBwYou can read the report, submitted by the witness, here: Full Report

We are still interested in receiving reports from anyone who may have witnessed unexplained sightings between July 1st and July 10.  However, if what you saw was a lone, bright, white light, coursing across the evening or early morning sky, moving generally to the east, please be sure, before submitting a report, that you were not witnessing the International Space Station.  You can check the schedule of over-flights of the ISS at www.Heavens-Above.com, by entering the name of your community, and then checking the list of dates and times that the ISS will be visible from your community.  NUFORC is being flooded with “sightings” of the ISS, and it would be quite helpful to us if you would please try to identify what it was you saw, before you submit a written report from our website. 

Posted by Peter Davenport on July 10th, 2010.



FLASH!!   POSTED TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 06, 2010 - Events across the United States and Canada on the evening of Sunday, July 04, 2010

Over the last 48 hours, NUFORC has received almost 100 similar reports of very peculiar events, which have been witnessed across the U. S. and Canada on July 4th, and perhaps on July 3rd, as well.  The sightings are a phenomenon for which we have no ready explanation.  Many of the reports from both days have been submitted by seemingly serious-minded individuals, many of whom apparently witnessed the events with multiple other witnesses present. 

To date, we have received reports of the phenomenon from the following U. S. states and Canadian provinces:  California; Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Manitoba; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; North Dakota; Nebraska; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Vermont; and Washington State

The reports are similar, in that the witnesses have described seeing strange red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” which have been seen either to hover in the night sky, or to streak overhead, sometimes individually, and on some occasions in clusters.  In some instances, the objects were observed against a clear, cloudless sky, and in other cases, they were observed below solid or broken overcast. 

Given the wide area over which the objects were observed, we suspect that there may be hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions, of people who also were witness to these objects and events, but who have not reported their sightings.  IF YOU WERE WITNESS TO THIS PHENOMENON, WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THAT YOU SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT, USING THE ONLINE REPORT FORM

We would be grateful if you would please include in your report at least the following information:  1) The time and date of the sighting; 2) your location; 3) the direction you were looking; 4) the estimated angle of elevation; 5) how many objects you witnessed; 6) whether the objects were in motion, or stationary, and what direction they appeared to be moving; 7) how big the objects appeared to be, relative to the size of a star in the night sky, or the Moon; 8) how many other witnesses were present; and 9) how the objects disappeared from your sight. 

We would encourage you to include any other facts about your sighting, which will help another person understand what you saw, and what the event looked like.  Please bear in mind that the only thing another person will ever know about your sighting will depend entirely on what you choose to write about it, so please be thorough. 

Also, if you know other witnesses to the same event, please encourage them to submit a report, prepared independently of you, and of all other witnesses who were present.

We will post all reports we receive as quickly as they arrive at our Center.  Thank you for submitting your report! 

Posted on Tuesday evening, July 06, 2010, by Peter Davenport, Director, NUFORC.


WEBSITE UPDATED ON JUNE 23RD, 2010

 

In keeping with our attempt to post newly received reports on a more regular basis, we have posted approximately 151 new reports to our database.  As we always request, in the event that you encounter a report, which clearly is a hoax, or which is defective for any reason, please send us an e-mail, with a link to the report, and we will amend or delete the report. 

We summarize below two of the reports, which we found to be unusually interesting:

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (IN FLIGHT), AUGUST 1987 - An experienced airline pilot witnesses a “cranberry red” object closing on his aircraft at an estimated 400 knots, and an estimated 4,000 feet below his altitude.  The peculiar object appeared to the pilot to be flying directly toward a storm cloud, and instantly changed its course, apparently without slowing down, by approximately 140 degrees. Full Report

AFGHANISTAN (U. S. FORWARD BASE OF OPERATIONS), JUNE 11, 2010, @ 23:30 HRS. (Local) - A member of the U. S. military witnessed a bizarre looking, V-shaped craft, with five lights, as it flew over the military airfield where he was on duty.  He went outside his tower, and viewed the peculiar object with his night-vision device.  The object overhead appeared to him to be the apparent size of his clenched fist, held at arm’s length. Full Report  The witness may appear with Peter Davenport on the Jeff Rense radio program on Friday night, June 25, 2010.  Please see www.RENSE.com for details.

Posted by Peter Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center, on June 23rd, 2010.


NEW REPORTS POSTED ON JUNE 03, 2010

Some of the report that we found to be of particular interest are the following:

SMITH’S FERRY, IDAHO, AUGUST 1957 - Two adult males witness a very brightly lighted object passes within feet of the truck they are driving home from work.  The incident was featured in a book, written by Frank Edwards, celebrated radio personality during the 1960’s.  Full Report

HUNTINGTON, INDIANA, AUGUST 1957 - A large group of people witness a large, unlighted, “horse-shoe” shaped object for an estimated 20 minutes.  The object suddenly begins to move slowly, and moves off in the nighttime sky.  (Submitted in February 2009.)   Full Report 

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC, CANADA, JUNE 01ST, 2010 @ 22:56 HRS. (Eastern Time) - A professional/commercial pilot witnesses a strange “V-shaped” cluster of lights streak overhead.  Full Report 

WAYNESVILLE, MISSOURI, JUNE 01ST, 2010 @ 22:50 HRS. (Central Time) - Two adult witnesses observe a “V-shaped” formation of 10-12 orange lights for an estimated 10 seconds duration. Close to Ft. Leonard Wood military base.  Full Report

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 02ND, 2010, @ 19:10 HRS. (Pacific Time) - A male witness observes a dark, oval-shaped object pass overhead, between layers of clouds. Full Report

TEMPE, ARIZONA, JUNE 02ND, 2010, @ 21:10 HRS. (Mountain Time) - Three university-age witnesses observe an oval shaped object, with a peculiar pattern of lights.  Full Report


NEW POLICY FOR POSTING REPORTS - Beginning this month, we are going to initiate a policy of posting all newly received reports at least once per week.  We recognize that our posting, over recent months, has been sporadic, a fact for which we apologize.  Our plan is to post reports either on Monday or Tuesday of each week, and to include photos and illustrations, submitted in support of the written reports.

 UPDATE ON HOAXED REPORTS AND PRANK CALLS - The flood of prank calls we have been receiving goes unabated, despite our efforts to reason with the inconsiderate dolts who seem amused by this nonsense.  We recently received in excess of 60 prank calls during a 16-hour period, many of them from the same group of individuals in Utah.  The volume of calls now takes up, we estimate, the majority of our time, and it is threatening to cause us to have to end our policy of either answering, or returning, all telephone calls placed to the UFO Hotline. 

In the near future, we are going to dedicate a portion of our website for posting the names, telephone numbers, and any other personal information we can glean of the people who are the worst offenders.  We would like to enlist the aid of those people who visit our website, inviting them 1) to call the offenders, letting them know how inconvenient it is to have to field a large number of calls, and 2) to try to identify the parents of the young miscreants, to have them intervene in their children’s inconsiderate behavior.    

The plan we outline above technically is a violation of our policy of guaranteed privacy for those people who contact our Center.  However, we are now fighting for our continued existence, and we will not allow a handful of rude, foolish, inconsiderate children cause our Center to have to curtail or reduce its services, without a fight.  Frankly, our intention is to make the people who pester us wish they had never even heard of our Hotline, and we would like the assistance of those serious-minded folks who visit our site.  Please watch for a new section on our website, dedicated to making names and numbers of the miscreants available publicly, so that their parents will know what mischief their children are getting involved in.  Thank you!


TRINIDAD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010, at 21:40 HRS. (PACIFIC) - A father and his 13-year old son, witness five bizarre objects streak across the nighttime sky, in rapid sequence.  The father is 20-year veteran of the U. S. military aviation.   Full Report 

O’FALLON, MISSOURI, DECEMBER 15, 2009, @ 1815 HRS. (CST) - A woman returning home from work witnesses a very peculiar string of lights in the western sky.  When she arrives home, she alerts her husband, who also witnesses the lights.  The objects disappear to the west. Full Report

SPRINGERVILLE, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 17, 2009 @ 0500 HRS. (MST) - Two adult males, father and son, both of whom are veterans of the U. S. Air Force, witness a very bright flash in the eastern sky.  They have no explanation for the event, which covered 10 percent of the visible sky, and which was bright enough to leave a very pronounced “after image” in the visual field.  Full Report

PINE LEVEL, ALABAMA, DECEMBER 29, 2009 @ 2015 HRS. (CST) - A truck driver, licensed as an airline transport pilot, witnesses a peculiar string of lights in the eastern sky.  They appeared to have no lights, which are characteristic of typical aircraft, and they move off to the east, maintaining unwavering position, relative to each other in their formation.  Full Report

LA PINE, OREGON, DECEMBER 29, 2009 @ 2100 HRS. (PST) - A father and son witness four illuminated, disc-shaped craft, descend out of a clear night sky, and then move off to the west.  (Note:  La Pine is the site of the Oregon State University observatory.  Full Report


DECEMBER 12, 2009 - We have just posted over 1,800 new, or amended, reports to the NUFORC database.  We apologize for the long delay since our last posting.

As always, the newly posted reports may be fraught with errors on the part of the authors, and oversights in proofreading on our part.  We would be most grateful if the visitors to our site would remain on the lookout for any obviously hoaxed reports, profanity, personal information in the “Description” portion of the reports, and reports which obviously can be ascribed to events of terrestrial nature, e.g. over-flights of the International Space Station, “sightings” of Jupiter or Sirius, missile launches, or the many other prosaic events which have nothing to do with genuine UFO’s.  We have attempted to purge all of the prank reports from the new reports, but we probably did not properly identify all of them.  We would welcome any assistance in identifying those reports that have nothing to do with sightings of genuine UFO’s.  Any errors can be reported to the Director, at director@ufocenter.com.  Thank you!

Here are a few reports, which caught our eye, and which we think that visitors to our site might find particularly interesting: 

SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009 @ 22:00 hrs. (Central) - A man and his wife, and a police officer, witness a disc-shaped object, with yellow and red lights in its center, pass silently overhead.  Object disappears, and then returns, making a second brief appearance.  Full Report

AUBURN, WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2009 @ 01:20 hrs. (Pacific) - An experienced UFO investigator, driving home on Route 167, witnesses two large objects, with peculiar lighting, pass slowly overhead.  One of the objects may have been hovering, when first observed. Full Report 

NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2009, @ 13:22 hrs. (Eastern) - A woman reports that an unseen object passed over her home very rapidly, dimming the light entering through an overhead skylight.  The event was accompanied by a loud boom, which frightened her cats, and which was reported throughout her community. Full Report

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009 @ 21:39 hrs. (Central) - An experienced airline pilot witnesses a large, gray, triangular-shaped craft pass overhead at apparently very high speed. Full Report

HINSDALE, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 1973 @ ~10:00 hrs. (Eastern) - A 17-year old boy witnesses a humming disc, which hovers over a large local field.  The object suddenly accelerates, and shoots off out of sight. Full Report

NEW HOTLINE POLICIES - Because the steady stream of pranks and obscene telephone calls has not abated, we are considering a change in our policy regarding staffing of the Hotline.  On a typical day, 50-80 percent of the calls we receive are hoaxes and pranks, more often than not, accompanied by some of the worst profanity a person could imagine.  This situation is having a deleterious effect on the Director, and we are going to have to fight back, if the National UFO Reporting Center is going to continue providing its service to the public.  We will be posting those new policies, which may include posting of the telephone numbers of the individuals who continue to pester our operations.  Perhaps visitors to our website could induce these cretins to stop disturbing us with their foolishness. 

Also, we will post new guidelines for submitting reports.  There is a great deal of room for improvement of the written reports, and we are going to implement new policies for what we would like to have people include in their written reports

Peter B. Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center, December 12, 2009

 


NUFORC has posted approximately 1,010 (August 05) and 375 (August 27) newly received reports, submitted to our Center since our last posting on June 09th.  We apologize for the substantial delay in updating the website, some of the reasons for which I address in THIS RELATED STATEMENT.

The reports have been scanned for errors, and to eliminate those reports which are cases of mistaken identity.  However, they were scanned under extreme time pressure, so, as is usually the case, there probably are many reports that describe stars or planets; the International Space Station; satellites and “flare ups” from Iridium satellites; meteors; aircraft of terrestrial origin; etc.. 

Hence, if a visitor to our site detects a report which obviously is of something other than a genuine UFO, and which is not appropriately identified and labeled, I would be most grateful those visitors would send me a short e-mail, including the heading of the report, and I will correct our oversight.

Our ultimate objective is to introduce a system which will allow us to post reports on a much more regular, and predictable, basis, perhaps once per week, or even more often, but that system is not in place yet.

We would like to invite you to read our statement regarding how you can help us in our work, assistance which will reduce that amount of time it takes for us to get the information we receive posted to our website.  

I feature below a few reports that caught our attention, and which I believe might be of particular interest to those who visit our site. 


RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRSPACE, OCTOBER 03, 1992, 13:35 HRS.

A senior captain for a major U. S. airline spots what she first interpreted to be a cluster of USAF F-16 “Falcon” fighters in the extreme distance.  Within approximately 30 seconds, she realized that the object was not fighters at all, but rather a boomerang-shaped object, vertically oriented, craft which streaked by her aircraft.   Full Report

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JULY 04, 2009, 22:30 HRS.

NUFORC received several seemingly credible reports from the Puget Sound area, of one, or more, bizarre red lights, which appeared to the witnesses on the ground to maneuver in a purposeful manner.  Similar reports were received from several other states and countries.  Please read the reports for July 2009  Similar reports of multiple orange or red were submitted from several other states and nations.  Please see other reports for this time and date. 

GREENCASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA, JULY 15, 2009, 05:00 HRS.

A former, senior military officer was preparing for his morning job, when he looked up and witnessed a very strange object, streaking between layers of broken overcast.  He was able to dash to his house to retrieve binoculars, and was able to get a very good look at it, before it suddenly streaked upwards, and disappeared from his within seconds.  The witness has excellent vision, and is a highly trained individual, who held several positions in the military, in which he had a considerable amount of responsibility.  Here is his full report and here is the typed report he submitted as well, with illustrations.  

ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, HAWAII, KANSAS, INDIANA, NEW YORK, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, AND MARYLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009

We would like to invite visitors to our site to read all the reports NUFORC received for the night of August 15/16, 2009, from the Midwest and from the eastern U. S., and from other states, as well.  Many of the witnesses were seemingly exceptionally qualified observers, and apparently witnessed several most unusual objects.  If anyone may have been witness to peculiar object on those dates, we would be most grateful if they would please submit written reports, using our Online Report Form, to supplement those reports that we have posted. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2009

Peter will make his monthly appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 09, 2009.  Jeff and Peter will host two witnesses, both former members of the U. S. military, and both of whom experienced bizarre, and dramatic, sightings of unusual events, one in Fayetteville, North Carolina in February 2008, and the other in October 1974, near Yakima, Washington.  The reports from the two witnesses appear below:

REPORT #1 -FAYETTVILLE, NC, at 22:40 hrs. (local) on February 20, 2008

Approximately 22:40 EST, 20 February 2008, at XXXX ((deleted)) Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311, I was observing the lunar eclipse that began about 22:30 EST. From my position in North Carolina, the moon was in full lunar eclipse; weather was ideal- "clear blue and 22" as we say in aviation; the moon was approximately 55 degrees South/ Southwest overhead- in other words, I had a clear unobstructed view of the lunar eclipse from my position on my front porch in Fayetteville, NC. I normally wouldn't be looking at the moon except this Lunar Eclipse event had been widely publicized on TV that evening. I was enjoying an event with unobstructed view that few will ever witness in their life time. 

Approximately 10 minutes into the full lunar eclipse, about 22:40 EST, I noticed on the left side of the moon (as I was facing it), a very bright, round object resembling a satellite; a bright pin-point of light object; clearly not a naturally formed object appeared suddenly, traveling in a straight line from the left side of the back side of the moon- it was clearly traveling in a straight line towards Earth. In about one to two seconds, the object made a 90 degree turn to my right, directly in front of the face of the fully eclipsed moon.  As quick as it appeared and shot across in front of my unobstructed view of the eclipsed moon, it disappeared off to my right side of the Moon and became invisible almost immediately of passing out of the Umbra shadow of the Earth eclipse of the Moon.  The entire event was less than 5 seconds. 

I am a US Army trained combat helicopter pilot, Desert Storm veteran of the Gulf War.  I'm accustomed and trained to look for things, especially at night.  This was not a naturally occurring object. This object made intelligent turns and in relation to the position of the moon, was traveling at as fantastic rate of speed. I am not a UFO nut.  You may even call me skeptical.  I have been able to observe a great deal of objects while flying with night vision goggles at night in various parts of the world.  I have witnessed many naturally occurring and man-made events in the sky normally not seen with the naked eye.  But this object appeared from the back-side of the moon with my un-aided view and flew directly across in front of the moon was of intelligent design and flight path.  It probably would not have been visible during the lighted or visible, not eclipsed, moon, by an un-aided human eye.  But during the eclipsed darkened view of the Moon, it was so clearly visible to the naked human eye!   I truly believe the object I observed was not of natural origin but of intelligent origin.  I am capable of distinguishing the difference between a circular type orbit versus a straight flight path.  This object was of the latter. And I know of no known human-made objects that could have produced such incredible speeds and turns based upon its observed position that night from the back side of the moon, making an instant 90 degree right turn in front and across the eclipsed moon that night.

 By the way, I was 47 years old at the time of the lunar eclipse and my eye sight has been evaluated as 20/12 & 20/15 in each eye during every one of my US Army Flight Physical Evaluations for the past 20 years. 

 I honestly believe I witnessed an intelligently driven object not of man-made origin.  I have reluctantly not reported this event to anyone before now because it was so incredible to believe myself.  And I do not want to be labeled a "UFO Nut".  But I witnessed, regardless of scrutiny, a truly incredible event that evening on 20 February 2008 during the Lunar Eclipse.

(NUFORC Note:  I have spoken with this witness on several occasions, and my impression is that he is an excellent witness.  PD)

REPORT #2-YAKIMA, WASHINGTON, at 19:50 hrs. (local) on October 07, 1974

Huge search light beam from 4 miles high in the sky illuminating a one mile diameter circle on the ground.

Passenger asked pilot what was a light in the sky overhead.   Flight was direct from Pendleton, Oregon, to Sea-Tac (Airport) at 10,500' msl.  The light source seemed  to be sourced at about 20,000' msl like a huge landing light or search light that illuminated the ground below about 1 mile in diameter.  The source was not visible as though a wing-light was blocked by the fuselage, but the cone of light got brighter and ATC denied any traffic in the area. 

At this point I elected to change course and fly around, rather than through, the light beam area.  Air to air queries to other pilots affirmed that the anomaly was visible to others that night.  At this point "Deep Throat" advised to "can the chatter if you want to keep flying".   The beam was visible until descending into Sea-tac

The next day a Seattle radio station reported that some hunters in Winthrop, WA, called in to report seeing the same light to the south and wondering what it was.

(NUFORC Note:  We have contacted the source of the report, requesting more information about the incident.  PD)


UPDATE TO MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, CASE, JANUARY--Several individuals allegedly launched pyrotechnic devices, attached to helium-filled balloons.  NUFORC will post links to the news articles about the two men who launched them, and the subsequent court cases, in which they pleaded guilty to minor charges.      

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, MONDAY, 20:35 hrs. (EST)

On Tuesday morning, January 06, NUFORC received a telephone call from a television station in New Jersey, apprising our Center of a very interesting sighting that had had occurred over Morris County.  The case received a considerable amount of attention in the press, and it was accompanied by some high-quality video.  One of the written reports we received can be read here.  (Please note error in the time; the objects were witnessed and photographed at 20:35 hrs., not 08:35 hrs..) Full Report   Video

NUFORC updated its website and database of reported sightings on Saturday night, January 10, and we will be adding several items to our homepage within the next 24 hours.


MALE, MALDIVES, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2008, 19:30 HRS. (LOCAL)

On Wednesday evening, November 05th, two airline pilots witnessed a group of lights in the distance, which appeared to them to be connected to one object.  The lights maneuvered across the sky, changed direction, and apparently disappeared by passing over the horizon in the distance.  We include here  the written follow-up report from one of the pilots, with who we spoke at length via telephone.   

Date: 11/05/08
Time: 19:30
Duration: 30 minutes
City: Male
Country: Maldives
Witnesses: 2
Number of Craft: 3-7(1)

Colleague and I witnessed 3-7 lights moving slowly in unison across the night sky.

I was recently having dinner with a colleague of mine on a rooftop restaurant in Male’, Maldives, when he noticed a grouping of 5-7 white lights moving in unison in the sky. He pointed it out to me as he thought it was a large aircraft coming into landing at the local airport.

We then realized it was nowhere near the airport and the lights were not bright enough to be landing lights and we came to the conclusion it was moving too slowly to be a commercial jet.

We continued to watch it as it went in-behind buildings, at which point we lost sight.  Minutes after we saw it emerge and change to the opposite direction it was moving originally.  

The configuration of lights changed from about six scattered lights to 3 in the shape of a triangle with 1 trailing light in behind, all of which were moving at the same speed.  We continued to watch it move left to right for about ten minutes.

During the time we witnessed the lights they had changed direction once, originally right to left, and then left to right.  The formation, color, and quantity of lights also changed.  

If I had to guess the distance of the formation I would say it was 10-50 miles away, if that is true then the formation would have been 1-2 miles wide.  In relation to the moon it would have been any where from 3 to 4 times the width of a full moon.


NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2008, 21:20 HRS. (LOCAL)

A young woman was driving at 40-45 mph along Lake Cook Road, when her car suddenly lurched to the right for no reason that was apparent to her.  There were no cars within sight on the road, and she had not seen any pedestrian or animal near the car.  She stopped her car immediately, got out, and apparently was flabbergasted by the appearance of the left side of her automobile. 

The investigating police officer could not provide an adequate explanation for the damage.  He noted that there was no damaged paint, and no animal hair, feathers, or blood, evident on the damaged area of the car.   NUFORC has passed the case along to Mr. Sam Maranto, Illinois State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (“MUFON”), for follow-up investigation. 

We have no reason to believe that the incident was UFO-related, but we have no explanation for how the extensive damage to the car could have occurred.  If any of the visitors to our site have ever witnessed this type of damage to a car, we would welcome comments or suggestions.   

Date: 11/04/08
Time: 21:20
Duration: 5-10 seconds
City: Northbrook
State: IL

The entire left side of my car appears to be scorched but no paint was removed.

I was driving 40-45 miles per hour heading north toward I-94 East towards Chicago on Lake Cook Road. While I was in the middle lane, I felt a nudge on the left of my car which made my car shift to the right.  I did not swerve out of the lane and gained control back quickly. 

I slowed down and as I got my bearings, I realized that my left side mirror was knocked off and so I turned right onto Revere Drive and put on my hazard lights. 

I got out of the car and saw that I had several dents on the side of my car.  There were two that were deeper and larger than the others; one was located in front of the rear wheel and the other was in the center of the driver door. 

I called 911 to file a police report and the officer said that I was side swiped by another car but, there were not any cars around me before or after the hit and also there were no paint scratches from other cars on my car.

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MACKEY, INDIANA, ON FRIDAY, JULY 04TH, 2008, 21:25 HRS. (CDT)

A witness from Mackey, Indiana, reports witnessing an unidentified light which moved, apparently slowly, across the night sky, generally from north to the southwest.  We have no idea what the object was, but because of several reports from across the Midwest, we include the report, and photo, here.  Full Report

 

 


EXCELSIOR, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JULY 04, 2008, at 22:35 hrs. (CDT)

A gentleman telephoned NUFORC on July 05th, 2008, to apprise us of a sighting that occurred near Minneapolis, MN, shortly after the local fireworks display.  He reported that many people witnessed the event, and that it was quite dramatic in appearance.  The witness is an airline pilot, with considerable experience, and he is a skilled amateur astronomer.  If anyone else witnessed this display of lights, we would welcome additional reports.  Full Report


LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 02, 2008, 16:20 HRS. (CDT)

A public employee witnessed a peculiar, seemingly transparent object, move across the sky above his home in Lexington, Kentucky.  We have no idea what the object was, but we provide here the illustration provided by the witness, who appears to us to be a trained observer.  Full Report

 

 

 


SEVERAL INTERESTING REPORTS FROM ACROSS THE U.S. ON SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 07, 2008

NUFORC received a number of very interesting reports from many states across the U. S..  Many seemingly credible witnesses reported a very strange light, which passed across the night sky, paused for several seconds, and then shot off at high speed.  We received reports from Missouri, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Erfurt/Germany (in the German State of Thuringia).  If anyone was witness to this object, we would like to invite you to submit a report to our Center, using our Online Report Form.  For details about the sightings, please see those newly received reports posted to our website for the evening of Saturday, June 07, 2008. 


ALERT REGARDING SPACE SHUTTLE, “DISCOVERY,” AND INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Every time the space shuttle either approaches, or departs from, the International Space Station, NUFORC receives many reports of two “UFO’s” flying in tandem in the night sky.  Please note that the space shuttle, “Discovery,” is scheduled to undock from the ISS at 07:42 hrs. (Eastern?), on Wednesday morning, June 11, and they will be seen very prominently in the night sky, passing overhead in proximity to one another, for the next several days.  They are not UFO’s.     


ANNOUNCEMENT

Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, has formally announced his candidacy for the WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE, District 7, Position 1.  He has been campaigning for that office since September 2007, and he filed for the position last week, during the official filing period of June 02nd  through June 06th.

Many voters in the district have suggested that his candidacy is quite credible, and that he stands a very good chance of prevailing in the primary election, which will be held on August 19, 2008.  More information about his campaign will be posted here, in the near future, with a link to his campaign website.

If he is successful in getting elected to that position, he will serve as one of 98 members of the Washington State House of Representatives. 

The fact that Peter has served as Director of the National UFO Reporting Center is well known in the District, and it is a fact that has contributed to his broad-reaching name recognition.  His many appearances on some 2,000 radio and television programs, including his monthly appearances with Jeff Rense, may play a significant role in the campaign.

If any of the visitors to the NUFORC website would like to assist the campaign financially, they may mail checks in the $10.00-25.00 range, and made out to the “Davenport Campaign,” to the following address: 

The Davenport Campaign
P. O. Box 644
Harrington, WA  99134-0644

All proceeds received will be used for campaign literature and other direct expenses for the campaign.  Under Washington State campaign law, none of the contributions may be used for any personal expense. 

Thank you for your support!!


SURRY COUNTY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, SURRY, VIRGINIA, MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008

NUFORC received a very interesting report this morning, on May 19, of a sighting of a strange disc allegedly seen in the vicinity of the Surry Nuclear Power Plant, in SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.  We provide below a link to a page, which describes that facility: http://www.virginiaplaces.org/energy/nuclearpower.html

Traditionally, we do not post reports immediately upon receipt, given that even dramatic sightings often end up having some terrestrial explanation.  However, in this case, the witness is a skilled scientist (retired), and he was able to observe the object for a considerable length of time, up to 20 minutes, he estimates.

The original report, submitted before we spoke to the witness via telephone, can be read here: 

Date: 05/19/08T
Time: 12:20
Duration: 12-20 minutes
Sighting City: Surry County
Sighting State: va
Sighting County: USA
Witnesses: 1
Shape: Disk
Number of Craft: 1

Description: Disk Sighted Over Surry Nuclear Power Station, Surry Co., VA

At about 12:20 pm, 19 May 2008, I observed what appeared to be a large, metallic disk hovering very near the Surry Nuclear Power Station. (This is a little more than hour from the time of this writing, so the memory is still fresh and vivid).

I was on my bicycle riding east on the Colonial Parkway (James City County) when I spotted an object over the James River, moving from east to west at a very slow speed. At first I thought it may have been a kite because it was a very windy day (the winds were gusting out of the SW at 20-30mph) and people do come out and fly their kites from the beaches when the winds are good. But when I came to an open spot in the road unobstructed by trees I stopped to get a better look and decided it was much too large to be a kite. It is a about a mile across the channel to the Surry Station and what I saw appeared to be very near the station’s twin domes and it must have been at least as large as they are, and perhaps larger. Besides that the object was moving very slowly against the wind, left to right from my vantage point, and its upper surface caught the sunlight and reflected like a sheet of aluminum foil. Its underside was dark. Then I thought that it might be an advertising balloon or dirigible, but the shape did not seem right. This was definitely a flattened disk. And, because it was so windy it did not seem like a good day to take a blimp up. (And, with security so high these days it does not seem logical that anyone would be permitted to get that close to power station. I have seen military helicopters on training missions over the river, but even they keep a wide berth from the power plant.)

I have eliminated the possibility of helicopters and small aircraft because, as I say, this object was hovering/drifting and appeared to be making a very leisurely circuit of the power plant. I walked down to water’s edge to see if I could get a better look, but without binoculars I couldn’t make out any other useful details. I watched it like this for a good 15-20 minutes. In that time it completely circled the station, moving against the wind. It appeared to correct its angle at times, very slowly rocking up and down.

I then decided to hurry home, grab my binoculars and camera and see if I might get a better look. It took me about ten minutes to bike home from there and another fifteen to get back on the Parkway by car. But, by the time I returned to my original position the object was gone. I drove a few miles down the Parkway hoping that it might have drifted elsewhere, but the sky was empty except for a few white clouds. Now, I wish I had stayed until it left. It would have been interesting to see which way it went.

((END ORIGINAL REPORT))

We had several communications with the witness, following receipt of his written report, and following our first telephone conversation with him.  We are impressed with the thoroughness with which he has pursued an explanation for the sighting.  We provide below one of his follow-up communiqués to our Center:

((FIRST FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION FROM WITNESS))

Mr. Davenport,

I've already done some of the things you suggested. I called the Ft. Eustis Public Affairs Office and was told by a very helpful female officer that there are no Osprey flying out of Ft. Eustis at this time. She knew of none even being stationed at the base, though their fleet of SAR helicopters is slated to be replaced by Osprey at some future date. She then told me that she'd heard from some fellow soldiers that they'd seen what they thought was the Goodyear blimp flying near Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News. Could it have been a blimp, I wondered? I did not see any writing on its sides, but who knows, I might have missed it. I checked the online photos and I think that I would have seen those bold, yellow letters even from that distance. And, if it was a blimp, why would it be hanging out near a nuclear power plant?

I then called the Patrick Henry Mall management office and asked them what they knew of the Goodyear blimp being in their area and was told they'd heard nothing about it, and that their security personnel did not report seeing one. The spokesperson said that if the blimp had been in their area they would have known about it, because of the publicity it would have generated. I then tried to get in contact with Goodyear, but they, unfortunately do not have a contact phone number. I left them an email message.

Perhaps they'll respond.

The local police have no reports of UFOs over the river and were not interested in taking mine down. (I could hear the borderline ridicule in the dispatcher's voice).

I called our two local papers, but to date I'm the only one to have reported anything unusual at Surry. They also know nothing of the Goodyear blimp being in our area. The reporter at the Virginia Gazette (our local paper) was very receptive to the story and pumped me for every tidbit.  She may run the story.  She also lives on the other side of the James River where the Surry Station is located and is going to ask her contacts down there if they've heard/seen anything.  She's also been to the station and says that their security is extremely professional and quasi-military to the point of paranoia.  But, she also knows that the plant is surrounded by very tall trees and if a silent craft were hovering just at the treeline a hundred or so yards out from the perimeter, it is very unlikely that anyone on the ground would have seen it. I can attest to the fact that I only saw the object through gaps and clearings in our own treeline.

As I said before it was/is very windy, and though it was a bright, sunny day, there were not as many people out on the river beaches as usual. I found it enlightening that even though dozens of cars passed by me as I was observing the object not one of them stopped or even acted as though they saw what I was seeing.

From a distance it may have appeared to be a helicopter. I was the only cyclist crazy enough to brave those high winds this morning (and it was murder, let me tell you).

I went back down to the river late this afternoon and scanned the Surry Station with my binoculars from a half dozen different vantage points.  The wind was still blowing hard and the river was churning with whitecaps. Nothing was in the air. Not a single plane or aircraft.  No kiters.  Even the large birds one usually sees this time of year (it is Spring) were lying low.  It was then that I realized that I may indeed have seen something far out of the ordinary.

I tend to agree with you that the response from Surry security may have been canned.  They returned my call within 20 minutes and, though I cannot be certain, there was something in the man's voice that told me that he really didn't enjoy what he was doing.  It seemed to come as relief to him when it appeared that I was buying his explanation. I did not argue, thanked him, and hung up.

One final, unanswerable question: if it was the Goodyear blimp, where did it go?  I was back at the river by 1:15 with my binoculars and the sky was empty as far as I could see.  Surely it could have not gone that far in such a high wind.  Damn, if only I had waited, I might have seen the thing fly off.

((END FIRST FOLLOW-UP))

We post the report, principally because of the high-quality of the witness, and also because of the seemingly dramatic nature of the event.  Also, if anyone in the area of the Surry Nuclear Facility witnessed this event, we would be most grateful if he or she would submit a short, written report of the sighting, using our Online Report Form, found here:  ((LINK TO REPORT FORM)).  If anyone knows for certain whether a blimp was airborne in that area at about noon on May 19, we would welcome a report to that effect, supported by whatever evidence the witness may be able to provide.

We will post updates, as we receive them.  The database of reports will be updated as soon as I can complete the proofreading of some 600 newly received reports.

Posted on Monday night, May 19, 2008, by Peter B. Davenport, Director, NUFORC


APRIL 16, 2008 - Several interesting reports were submitted to NUFORC on the evening of Wednesday, April 16, 2008.  We summarize them below:

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - An experienced fishing boat captain called to report a very strange display of six lights to the southeast of his home, which he first observed at approximately 20:10 hrs. (EDT).  He reported that the lights were seen to deploy very rapidly in a straight line, and they appeared to be in the vicinity of downtown Atlantic City.  He could not determine whether they were on the near side of the downtown area, or beyond the city.  He added that he and his wife heard a “tremor,” while the lights were still visible.  Full Report

The witness telephoned our Hotline, after the initial report, and added that a source in the Federal Aviation Administration had informed him that the lights were part of an offshore exercise by the U. S. military, a fact that has yet to be confirmed.

We would welcome reports from any other witnesses to this event.  We would like to know where witnesses were located, at the time of their sighting, and what direction they were looking, as they faced the lights.  This information will allow NUFORC to perform triangulation, in order to determine the location of the lights, and where they were, relative to downtown Atlantic City. 


KOKOMO, IN - NUFORC received two reports from the Kokomo area, from witnesses who reported observing some very strange lights at approximately 23:30 hrs. (CDT).  One witness reported that the lights appeared to come from the west, and they then moved off rapidly to the north.  Full Report

NUFORC would very much like to receive reports from anyone who witnessed this event, either visually, or aurally.  Most of all, we would like to know where in the Kokomo area any witness was located, and the direction he/she was looking, while looking at the lights when they were stationary in the sky. 


MARCH 28, 2008 - L.A. TIMES RUNS FRONT PAGE STORY ON NUFORC

Read the LA Times front page story on Peter Davenport and the National UFO Reporting Center Headquarters.


STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 08, 200

A very peculiar object was reported to NUFORC recently, which reportedly was seen by many people near Stephenville, Texas.  We have not spoken with any of the witnesses yet, but an article from the Associated Press was released over the internet on the date of this posting, January 14. 

We include below the “raw” reports which we have received to date about the alleged incident.  We also would like to invite anyone who may have been witness to this event to please submit a short report, detailing the sighting, using our Online Report Form.  Thank you!

Peter B. Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center. Posted:  21:30 hrs. (Pacific), Monday, January 14, 2008

Report #1: 

Flashing strobes, silent, flames out the back side and jets chasing it!

On 1-8-2008 at 6:15 pm CST. my friends and I was watching the sunset when several strobes or flashing lights coming from the east at about 3500 foot agl heading west toward Stephenville, TX.  Estimated speed was about 2000 to 3000 mph.

The strobes made several changes of flash patterns and configurations. The flight duration lasted about 3 minutes. The front two strobes was about 1/2 mile a part and the back ones was about 1 mile back from the front strobes. The back side of the flashing lights came to a vertical flashing.

Then there was 2 separate vertical flames about 1/4 mile apart for several seconds and the craft was gone.

We never head ANY noise from the craft!  They headed west towards Abilene, TX.

Then about 10 minutes later here came the craft again with 2 jets chasing.  They were headed east towards South Ft. Worth, TX, at about 4000 ft. agl.  The jets were unable to catch and went off into the distance at FULL throttle.

I am a pilot and have been fling for 30 years and have never seen anything like this.  I also fly several times a week in the area.  The craft is NOT from around these parts!

The witnesses are 1. ((male name deleted) 254-((number deleted)), rancher/trucker  2. ((male name #2 deleted))  254-((name deleted)), delivers mail for the U.S. Postal Service  3. ((male name #3 deleted))  (myself) 254-((number deleted)) or cell 817-((number deleted)) owner of a large transportation/trucking firm.

Report #2:

1MILE LONG BY 1/2 MILE WIDE  TRAVELING AT EST 3,000 MPH BEING CHASED BY MILITARY AIRCRAFT

NOT WITNESSED BY ME.  KNOW THAT CREDIBLE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED.  MILITARY AIRCRAFT WERE CHASING THE SECOND APPEARANCE. 

A COMPLETE ARTICLE IS IN THE STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE 1-10-08 EDITION .

THIS ONE IS FOR REAL!


OBJECT SEEN OVER THE EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN U. S. ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2007

Our Center has received several reports from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia, Massachusetts, and Vermont of an object that was visible for approximately 45 minutes from each of those locations.

We do not know, yet, what the object was, but from our experience with similar reports over past years, our suspicion is that the object may be a spent rocket, which was "parked" in high orbit, and from which the excess fuel was released from its fuel tanks.

The fact that the object could be seen from both Williston, Florida, and Canada, at the same time suggests to us that the object was very large, and at a very high altitude above the surface of the Earth.

Peter Davenport will make a brief appearance tonight on the Coast-to-Coast radio program, hosted by GEORGE NOORY, in order to discuss the event, and in order to encourage other witnesses to submit written reports, using NUFORC's Online Report Form.

We include here a report from Maine, even though we have no reason to believe that the report from that state is, in any way, related to the event seen from locations in the southeastern U. S..

We include here some of the written reports NUFORC received about the event, as of the time of this posting.

Peter B. Davenport, Director, NUFORC. Posted at 18:30 hrs. (Pacific), Monday, December 10, 2007."

REPORT #1 OF 7

REPORT FROM MONROE, GEORGIA, 18:30 HRS.--Bright object in sky,at first looked like a comet. Watching close with binoculars could see it was not a comet but nothing I have ever seen before.

This object was white in color and looked like a cigar.was moving slowly across sky towards the north but was moving up and down and side to side all this time. Another small object could be seen as well with a white light that would flash ever now and then.

The weather was mild with clear skies, and Monroe GA is about 30 miles north east of Atlanta Ga.

We have all seen the planes coming and going from the Atl airport and these were no planes or helicopters.

I'm a 46 year old over the road truck driver and have drove at night for years and never seen nothing close too this.

Other witnesses include my wife, 45; son, 23; and his wife, 23.

REPORT #2 OF 7

REPORT FROM PITTSBORO, NC, AT 18:45 HRS.--To whom it may concern,

I am an amateur astronomer and was observing here in my observatory at my home in Pittsboro, N.C., observing a double star in the constellation Delphinus.

At approximately 1845, I spotted a green hue in the SW skies near the Messier object M15, approximately 45 degrees above the SW horizon. It appeared to be a comet; I quickly slewed my telescope to the object, and viewed it at a magnification of 100X. The object was traveling at a high rate of speed, but much slower than a normal satellite when viewed through a telescope eyepiece field of view.

The object contained what appeared to be a head and a tail (very much like Haley's comet looked years ago through a pair of binoculars), and its magnitude was so bright that it was dominant in the sky. There was also a point of light that moved with the object at the same speed, approximately one tenth of a degree from the "head" of the object.

I tracked the object for approximately 45 minutes, the "tail" faded (almost appeared to dissipate over time), but the point of light near the haze remained in the eyepiece, it's magnitude and position not changing over the period of time that it was tracked. The object passed very close to the star Schedar in the constellation Cassiopeia. I stopped tracking the object as it passed through the constellation Cassiopeia at approximately 1935 hrs.

The object continued to move in a NE direction at approximately 60 degrees above the northern horizon.

The Telescope I was using to track the "object" was a Telescope Engineering Company (TEC) 200mm (8 inch) f/9 refractor, mounted on a Astro-Physics 1200gto computerized equatorial mount. The object was tracked by moving the Declination and Right ascension axis in a manual mode.

REPORT #3 OF 7

REPORT FROM WORCESTER, VERMONT, 19:13 HRS.--I am weather forecaster meteorologist with two decades plus of experience observing. I work for a radio station in northern Vermont and what I saw I will describe - not that big a deal really.

There is a comet forgotten the name to lazy to look it up but a comet or fuzz ball like or bigger than the 7 sisters that I saw in the eastern sky.

This fuzz ball was moving over so slowly but in odd directions to the rotation of the earth not making any sense.

A friend of mine alerted me to it and said hey go outside and check out the comet. I did and went out several times only to find that it had moved to odd positions and in weird trajectories that a comet would not normally follow.

My only conclusion is that it was man made perhaps a urinal dump that caught the sunlight similar to when you can the ISS or other satellites at night but then why would it move into the different positions over the course of the next hour and half.

It is the erratic nature of the movement. The sighting took place this evening in mostly clear skies with good clarity on a cold winter night with temperatures in the 20s.

REPORT #4 OF 7

REPORT FROM DORA, ALABAMA, 18:03 HRS.--Comet-like cloud with faint flashing light appeared in clear starry sky, drifting North across Casseopia.

Sighted comet like cloud moving towart constellation casseopia, has faint flashing light, called son in N Florida who also could see object.

Object drifted into Casseopia around 6:15 CST, becoming vague. pointed structure, moon size, white flashing light about every 5 Minutes.

I'm an amateur astronomer, never saw anything like it in 50+ years.

REPORT #5 OF 7

REPORT FROM WINDER, GEORGIA, 19:00 HRS.--Cigar shaped object with bright light zigzagging above Winder Georgia.

It was dark outside and we saw a cigar shaped object in the sky, It had a light as if a flashlight and that was shinning, that was the only light on the object. It had zigzagged through the air for about 2-3 minutes than it look as if it had stopped but the light kept getting dimmer and dimmer as if it was going up. It had looked like the lights were changing colors from white to yellow.

At first we thought it was a plane but it was going way to slow, and about 4 planes had passed it, and it was to high up. It also couldn't have been a shooting star because you could see the outside of the shape. We tried to take a picture but everything else in the sky would show up on the camera except the object in the sky.

Also the light was in what we thought was the front of the object, but then it started going sideways. There was a white haze around the object.

REPORT #6 OF 7

REPORT FROM WILLISTON, FLORIDA, 19:00 HRS.--Some sort of explosion above earth's atmosphere.

I was getting into my truck at seven pm when I sighted a brillantly glowing cloud. The glow appearred almost directly overhead but somewhat to the north and west, from my location in Williston, Florida.

I quickly called my wife who is currently in Canada, and she went outside and saw the same glowing cloud. I was able to view the object through night vision monocular and it appeared very much like a comet with a nucleus and tail aligned toward the northwest; initially the tail was nebulous, but also contained a split so that it appeared as a V.

But this appeared to be drifting toward the east very slowly, but too fast to be a comet.

As I was observing the cloud I saw five distinct small flashes of light toward the nucleus area; gradually the object faded in luminosity and disappeared.

REPORT #7 OF 7

REPORT FROM PHIPPSBURG, MAINE, 17:30 HRS.--Burning bright orb with a plane above following it then it either burned up, crashed or just lit up when out of view

It was about 5:30 p.m. and it had gotten dark about an hour before so it was almost pitch black out. Me and my friend were sitting in our car with the lights off at the end of a peninsula that is in the middle of the Kennebec River right near the mouth of the river. Popham beach fort was directly in front of us.

I wasn't really looking at the sky when all of a sudden my friend yelled "look at those shooting stars!" I looked up and saw two lights traveling east so they were moving towards our left because we were looking south.

They were at about a 20 degree angle. And at least a couple miles away but close enough so that I saw a jet trail on the top one. I only saw them for about three seconds but I remember every detail about them. They were moving at the same speed. One was above the other about a quarter inch apart. The one on top had a white light like most planes do and I remember noticing it had a trail just like a jet has. The bottom one however was many times bigger, had no trail and was glowing bright orange. It looked like a perfect circle and about the size of a BB while the one on top looked like a star. They were moving almost horizontal, but most shooting stars come down at an angle.

Almost as soon as I saw them the bottom one steadily grew from dim orange to burning, bright, orange without changing shape at all. Right as it passed over and behind a peninsula to our left it became so bright and right when it was out of view it lit up the sky around the area it was in and we saw what seemed like a bright flash or explosion above the trees, but not a quick flash just a steady flash. As soon as it was gone we said, "((deleted))t, what was that?"

We debated for a while about what it was and we concluded that they could not have been both shooting stars because the one on top had a trail and the bottom one didn't. My friend had seen them traveling west to east for maybe ten seconds and said he didn't pay much attention at first because he thought they were planes. He said they were flying horizontally and as fast

as planes far away, not as fast as shooting stars It was like nothing we

had ever seen before and it was so big for the distance it was at if it was a meteor it would have caused a tsunami or something.

I saw a few ufo encounter reports about glowing amber orbs and saw drawings of what they described and it looked like the same exact thing but must have been larger because of how far away it was.

I'm dead serious about this I wouldn't have spent the time reporting it if I wasn't, believe me.

(NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD)


CROP FORMATION REPORTED FROM WILBUR, WASHINGTON STATE

On Sunday, July 1st, 2007, NUFORC received a telephone call from a resident of Lincoln County, apprising us that on Friday, June 29, 2007, he had learned of the existence of a peculiar crop formation, located near the town of Wilbur, Washington.

We quickly made some telephone calls, confirmed that the formation had been witnessed by others, and, thanks to MR. GREG LEYVA, spray pilot and manager of the Wilbur Airport, Peter Davenport was in the air at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1st, to inspect and photograph the formation from the air. My co-investigator was MR. MICHAEL HEIT, a friend and fellow resident of Harrington, Washington, where NUFORC is based.

The formation was first reported, we believe, by a gentleman who works for a local agricultural chemicals company in Wilbur. Word spread very quickly, and the formation apparently had been visited by an indeterminate number of people. At least two separate footpaths led into the formation by the time we arrived there.

The formation is approximately 150 feet in width and length. The stalks of grain are laid down flat against the ground, oriented in counter-clockwise (looking down) swirls in the central ring, and in the eight outlying circles.

We have received an unconfirmed report that a resident of the area was witness to a bright flash of light on Thursday night in the general area of the formation. Also, we have been apprised that another resident of the area succeeded in photographing with his cell phone camera a peculiar object that he allegedly witnessed hovering near him. We are actively pursuing more information about both of these unconfirmed reports.

In the meantime, we post a number of photographs of the formation here.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

We would like to express our gratitude to the individual who first called our Center, to apprise us of the formation.

In addition, we would like to thank the owner of the property on which the formation occurred for his permission to enter the property to inspect and measure the formation.

In particular, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Greg Leyva, an aerial applicator in Wilbur, Washington, and Manager of the Wilbur Airport, for his generous willingness to fly the investigators, Peter Davenport and Michael Heit, to, and over, the formation. His contribution was invaluable to our being able to locate the formation, and for being able to obtain high-quality aerial photos of the area.


NOTICE TO HOAX CALLERS

In the near future, we will post a statement here regarding the deluge of hoaxed calls and reports that we have been receiving recently over our Hotline. The volume of telephone calls NUFORC receives from rude, impudent, unbelievably foul-mouthed, young Americans has grown to an unacceptable level. Just today, April 27, for example, we received more than 25 obscene calls from youth, who seem to have nothing better to do with their cell phones than to shout triple-X rated filth over our Hotline.

If this condition continues, we are going to implement a plan that will allow them to understand just how inconvenient it can be to receive a large volume of unwanted calls. Within the next several days, we will provide more details here as to what we have in store for them, and how visitors to our site can help put a stop to this inconvenience.

For two years, we have saved all of the obscene messages from, and all of the telephone numbers of, those who have made obscene calls to our Center, and we are about to implement a program, which we think will make them reconsider whether they want to continue their rude behavior.  Our objective will be 1) to deny them use of their telephones, and 2) to identify and contact their parents, in order to play for them some of the filth and stupidity their children are inflicting on others. We think that we can achieve both of those objectives.

Please check back to our website, from time to time, and we will let you know what you might be able to do to help.  In the meantime, if you are a parent whose child has a cell telephone, we strongly urge you to supervise the child, and to consider requiring him/her to keep a written record of all telephone calls that are sent and received over that telephone.


ROCKVILLE, MD, 14:15 HRS. (EASTERN) ON MARCH 30, 2007

A man reports witnessing a bizarre, cigar-shaped craft pass overhead, which suddenly disappeared. He provided the illustration below, which depicts the crafts as seen from 3 different angles.  Full Report 

 


ROLLA, MO, 20:50 HRS. ON MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007

A husband and wife witness a peculiar pair of "triplet" lights pass from west to east. Husband is an experienced astronomer, and provides this illustration of their sighting.  Full Report


PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON STATE, MONDAY, MAR 5 2007 AT 19:15 HRS

The National UFO Reporting Center received three reports of a peculiar, red object, which was observed from multiple points on the western side of Puget Sound. One of the witnesses  captured the object with her digital camera. Full Report

If there are other witnesses to the event, we would welcome more reports which include 1) the witness's location, 2) the direction the witness was looking, and 3) the angle of elevation (estimated) to the object, above the horizontal plane.

We do not know what the object was, but it almost certainly was not any type of conventional aircraft, and given the duration of the event, and the manner in which the object was seen to move across the sky, we doubt that the object was any type of pyrotechnic device.


U.S.S. MONROVIA (APA-31) CREW MEMBERS (1968)

We recently received an interesting report  from a former crew member of the
U. S. S. Monrovia, in which he describes a very unusual sighting from that vessel in May 1968.  He describes an event in which members of the crew witnessed an oval, self-luminescent object, which remained in the vicinity of the ship for approximately 90 minutes, and then suddenly disappeared.  The presence of the object appeared to affect the ship's magnetic compass, and at least some of the on-board electrical equipment.

If any of our readers was aboard the Monrovia for its cruise to the Mediterranean Sea in early 1968, we would be most grateful if they would submit short reports of the peculiar event, using our Online Report Form.  Reports can also be sent to our postal address, which appears at the lower left of this page. Thank you!

ADDENDUM: The individual who submitted the report has just consented to appear on the Jeff Rense radio program at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, to discuss the incident.


SIGHTING OF DISC-SHAPED OBJECT OVER O'HARE AIRPORT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AT 16:30 HRS. (CENTRAL) ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2006

JANUARY 4, 2007 UPDATE:  We are delighted by the recent, and extensive, press coverage of this sighting, which NUFORC first reported on its website on November 14, 2006. 

Following posting of the first report of the incident to our homepage, the Coast-to-Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, interviewed Peter Davenport briefly about the case on November 15, 2006. At that time, no witness yet had consented to come forward and be interviewed publicly.

On December 12, 2006, the Jeff Rense Radio Program was kind enough to provide an hour of air time for an interview of one of the eyewitnesses to the event. The individual had witnessed the disc-shaped object from the cockpit of a Boeing 777 as he taxied the aircraft at O'Hare.  That program is archived at the Rense website.

Also, we would like to express our gratitude to the Chicago Tribune, and to Jon Hilkevitch, for publishing the January 01, 2007, front-page article about the incident. The article briefly alluded to the National UFO Reporting Center, from which the newspaper had received the case on December 13 (although it failed to indicate that fact). According to Mr. Hilkevitch, NUFORC's role in bringing the case to public attention had been included in his original version of the article, but it had been removed during editing before final publication.  That article can be accessed here (registration required).  We will request permission to post the full text of the article.

The Associated Press published this truncated version of the article, which appeared in USA Today, and in many other publications. The AP did not contact our Center before release of their rewritten version of the original Chicago Tribune article.  In our opinion, it presents only the "official" views put forth by the FAA and the airline involved, which we believe grossly distort many of details of the case. Given that the FAA and the airline apparently have brought pressure to bear, both overt and implied, against their employees to have them remain silent about the incident, the article does not reflect what the eyewitnesses had to say about the case, but rather, what their employers want presented about it.

On January 1st, 2007, Mr. Hilkevitch was interviewed by Melissa Block, host of "All Things Considered," on National Public Radio. The audio of that interview can be accessed here and the text of the interview can be seen below. Regarding that interview, it is unclear to us why working with the National UFO Reporting Center, according to Ms. Block, should be considered to be "odd," given that our Center broke the story in the first place.  We have sent two e-mail messages to Ms. Block at NPR, asking clarification on this point, and have received no response, three days later.

Moreover, it is unclear why Mr. Hilkevitch responds to the question by saying, "...they ((i.e. Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center)) kept wanting me to say this was a visit from some other world and further proof that, uh, we, on this planet are visited regularly by other beings..."  To set the record straight on this point, no such representation was made to Mr. Hilkevitch. His claim we consider to be a misrepresentation of the facts regarding our role in the case. We did nothing more than contact the Chicago Tribune in mid-December to apprise that newspaper of the sighting, and to provide Mr. Hilkevitch with details of the case, to include our subjective view of the veracity of the reports, and the apparent credibility of the witnesses. In the final analysis, once we were satisfied that the Chicago Tribune was interested in following up on the case, we contacted eyewitnesses, to request that they contact Mr. Hilkevitch directly, if they were willing to do so.

Contrary to Mr. Hilkevitch's claim during his interview on NPR, we did not attempt to influence him as to what he wrote in his article.

A television interview of Mr. Hilkevitch by CLTV television, Oak Brook, IL, in which he fails to mention the National UFO Reporting Center, or what the ultimate source of his information about this case was, can be viewed here.

Many other publications about the incident can be found on the internet by doing a search for O'Hare Airport UFO.

NOTE: A television interview of one of the witnesses in the case has been filmed, and may appear soon on a national news program.

WE EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO THE WITNESSES INVOLVED WITH THE INCIDENT, WHO HAVE COME FORWARD, AT SOME RISK TO THEMSELVES, AND TO THEIR JOB SECURITY, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS INCIDENT.

IN OUR OPINION, IT IS THEY WHO ARE THE TRUE HEROES OF THIS CASE, AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OWE A LARGE DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO THEM.

PREPARED BY PETER B. DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER, JANUARY 04, 2007.

TRANSCRIBED TEXT OF THE NPR INTERVIEW, JANUARY 01, 2007

Melissa Block: In the Chicago Tribune today, this tantalizing headline, "A Bird, A Plane, a UFO?," the report describes a number of workers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, who all say they saw more or less the same unexplainable thing on November 7th.  A large disc shaped object hovering in the sky over an airport gate then shooting off into the clouds.  Jon Hilkevitch wrote this story.  He covers transportation for the Tribune, and joins us now.  Thanks for being with us.

Jon Hilkevitch: You're welcome.

MB: And, Jon, you talked with 6 workers at O’Hare, what more did they tell you about what they saw on November 7th.

JH: Well it’s very interesting because they all tell a very similar story from different vantage points at the airport.  And they saw this gray, metallic object, just below the cloud layer, and this object was stationary for some minutes, anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, according to different accounts.

MB: And how big was it, did they say?

JH: Anywhere from 6 feet in diameter, to 24 feet in diameter.

MB: That’s a pretty big difference.

JH: That’s a big difference, but, uh, these were some of the calculations made by some of the UFO watching groups, based on the witness accounts that were given.

MB: Uh huh.  And then they describe it very suddenly taking off?

JH: That’s one of the weird parts too.  Uh, a very thick cloud layer that this craft was hovering below it, but then when it streaked away, it burst through the clouds, and unlike an airplane or a helicopter that would just slice through the clouds, this thing created this big donut hole, uh, vacuum, indicating tremendous energy force as it burst through the clouds and leaving this hole of clear sky that was there for several minutes, until the drifting winds pushed the clouds back together.

MB: Now, when you were talking to these workers at O’Hare, were they saying, ya know, your going to think I’m crazy but this is what I saw?

JH: Yeah, one of them, in fact, when he went to his manager in an email, the manager sent him an email back and said, "Hey, looks like somebody got a hold of your email account and is pulling a hoax."  Um, but, this is anything but.  That’s what impressed me about this.  All aviation professionals, very credible sources and they are very serious.  They are not saying what they saw was a, you know, a spaceship from another planet, but it was unidentified, it was in restricted airspace, and they were concerned from a safety standpoint. That if this was something man-made, they needed to get it out of there because they were having busy flight operations in the early evening hours.

MB: You know, in the course of doing your reporting on this story, you were working along with, in some ways, the UFO Reporting Center.  Did that strike you as odd, in some way?

JH: Yeah, I mean, they kept wanting me to say this was a visit from some other world and further proof that, uh, we, on this planet, are visited regularly by other beings and, uh, you know, to me, I am not qualified, I wasn’t a witness.  What was interesting to me was that United Airlines, after receiving numerous reports, including from high-level management officials, decided to deny that they got any such reports!   I don’t know if they were, felt, embarrassment, or maybe people would think United Airline employees are kooks, or something, by reporting this.  But it’s very odd.  The FAA, at first, too, said they didn’t know what I was talking about when I went to them, they had no reports of this.  It wasn’t until I put a Freedom of Information Request in and they got back to me saying well, were going through the communication tapes from O’Hare tower and by golly, there is a lot of chatter here about this UFO.  So I am waiting for the full communication tapes on the FOIA requests, as well as radar data and we’ll see if there is some follow-up.

MB: Okay. We’ll wait to see what happens.  Jon Hilkevitch.  Thank you very much.

JH: You're welcome.

DECEMBER 15, 2006 UPDATE:  NUFORC has an unconfirmed report from a journalist investigating the O'Hare Airport incident of Nov. 7 (see full details lower on page) that the FAA and the airline involved have declared that the incident did not occur.  We strongly suspect a cover-up may be starting to form.

DECEMBER 07, 2006 UPDATE:  NUFORC has received a second report about this incident from a senior aircraft mechanic, who was taxiing a Boeing 777 at the time of the sighting, and who witnessed the object. His report is here.

ORIGINAL REPORT: The National UFO Reporting Center has received the following information from a single source (see below), who, for the time being, wishes to remain anonymous, and who prefers not to reveal for what entity he works. We have received documentation about the alleged sighting, which satisfies us as to the veracity of the report, and as to the credentials of the party reporting the incident.

We have delayed release of this case, principally because an investigation was begun almost immediately after our receipt of the initial report, and because we were hoping to obtain addition documentation about the sighting, before it could be concealed, or destroyed.

At approximately 16:30 p.m. (Central) on Tuesday, November 07, 2006, Federal authorities at O'Hare Airport received a report that approximately a dozen witnesses were observing a small, round disc-shaped object, metallic in appearance, which hovered over Gate C17 at that airport.

The object was first spotted by an employee, working on the ramp, who was engaged in "pushing back" Flight 446, departing Chicago for Charlotte, NC.

The employee reported to his supervisors that the object appeared to be almost directly above his location at Gate C17, it appeared to be perfectly round, and that its size was approximately equal to a U. S. quarter, held at arm's length. The object had a metallic appearance, according to the first witness, and it appeared to him to be spinning.

The first witness apprised the flight crew of Flight 446 of the existence of the object above their aircraft, and we believe both the pilot and copilot were witness to the bizarre object, as well. The witness also contacted his supervisors, who also witnessed the object, which was visible for approximately 2 minutes.

At the end of that time, the object was seen to suddenly accelerate straight up at a very rapid pace, and it "shot" through the solid overcast, which was at 1,900 feet at the time. The witness added that the object appeared to leave a "hole" in the clouds, where it had streaked upwards through the overcast.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration were apprised of the event at the time it was occurring, and FAA personnel in one of the towers at O'Hare may have witnessed the object, probably with binoculars. The FAA apparently reported that the object was not visible on radar, although that fact has not been confirmed at the time of this writing.

We hope to be able to release more information about the incident at some time in the near future. In the meantime, we would like to invite anyone who may have been personal witness to the event to submit a report of their sighting, using our Online Report Form. We would be most grateful if you would indicate in your report where you were located, at the time of the sighting, and what the object looked like, from your vantage point.

Here is another, similar, report for a sighting at Gatwick Airport, near London, on April 12, 2006.


NEWPORT, CALIFORNIA, 2035 HRS., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006

TELEPHONED REPORT  FROM MOTHER OF WITNESS: A young woman and her boyfriend were driving near Newport, when they noticed a bizarre, disc-shaped object hovering near the road they were on. They reported that the craft had flashing blue and green lights along the edge of the flange. The daughter asserted that there were approximately ten cars parked on the road, and the occupants were watching the object. Police were present, as well, according to the preliminary report. NUFORC has invited the young woman, and her boyfriend, to submit separate reports. We would welcome reports from any of the other witnesses, as well. The young woman took a photo with a digital camera, at which point, the disc rushed at their car, passing overhead. Full Report


MASSILLON, OHIO, 2015 HRS., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2006

An engineer reports witnessing a disc-shaped object streak overhead followed by aircraft. His report can be read here  Below is a graphic rendition he made of what he saw.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2006

Two pilots, flying a Boeing "Stearman" biplane from Lake Havasu City, AZ, to Palm Springs, California, witnessed a peculiar, ring-shaped formation on the ground. .  When they landed, to inspect the formation, they could not detect it from ground level.  Full Report


Click image for wider view

If anyone knows what the cause of the ring-shaped formation is, we would welcome a report.


MONTAGNY, FRANCE, 20:00 (??) HRS., NOVEMBER 07, 1942

A woman submits a hand-written account of her grandfather's and uncle's sighting of a disc-shaped object on a dark road in NAZI-occupied France. Full Report 


PECULIAR GREEN LIGHTS WITNESSED OVER THE U.S. ON NOV. 28, 2006 (UPDATED DECEMBER 07, 2006)

On Tuesday night, November 28, 2006, the National UFO Reporting Center received a telephoned report from the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, alerting us about a report their agency had received from a husband and wife in Hyden, KY.  FULL REPORT  The couple were driving two vehicles on a rural highway near Hyden, when they observed, at approximately 5:00 p.m. (local time) a row of approximately seven blue-green lights in the western sky night sky, apparently moving directly toward them. The husband stated that they stopped their vehicles, and continued to watch the formation for approximately 60 seconds, or perhaps a bit less, he thought.

That was the first of several reports that NUFORC has received from a number of other witnesses of the same event. We received reports from Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alaska of peculiar green lights moving across the night sky on Tuesday night.

Some news agencies in Alabama have reported that the lights were either meteors, or re-entering space debris. We cannot prove, yet, that this was not the case, although the reports we have received do not appear to us to conform to either of these two possible explanations. Two witnesses in Dacula, Georgia, --((LINK TO REPORT #53693.))-- reported that the green objects they observed were seen below broken clouds, which were approximately 5,000 feet above ground level, at the time.  FULL REPORT

If anyone was witness to this phenomenon, we would be most grateful if you would please submit a short, i.e. 1-3 paragraph, description of your sighting, using the Online Report Form. What we would like to know from your report is what the time of your sighting was; where you were located at the time; what direction you were looking, as you faced the objects; and how they were moving across the sky, i.e. from your left to right, right to left, vertically or horizontally; and whether you were moving, or stationary, at the time of the sighting.

UPDATED ON DECEMBER 07, 2006   We still do not know for certain what the cause of the peculiar lights was. However, one witness in Columbus, Georgia asserts, and provides evidence in support of his statement, that some type of recovery operation may have occurred on November 29, 2006 near that city. He reported that a large area was cordoned off near I-80, in the vicinity of the Pratt & Whitney factory, and that a number of government agencies, both state and federal, were involved in that operation. His report is here. We do not know, yet, whether the event is, in any way related to the interesting sightings from November 28, 2006, but that question is being explored by investigators in the State of Georgia. If anyone knows anything about the apparent recovery effort, we would like to invite them to submit reports, using our Online Report Form.

Thank you!!


PHELPS, NEBRASKA, SEPTEMBER 1958

We found this report  to be quite intriguing, and not dissimilar to many that NUFORC has received over the years about sightings in past decades. We thought that the visitors to our site might enjoy this report, in particular.


PECULIAR GREEN LIGHTS WITNESSED OVER THE U.S. ON NOV. 28, 2006

On Tuesday night, November 28, 2006, the National UFO Reporting Center received a telephoned report from the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, alerting us about a report their agency had received from a husband and wife in Hyden, KY. The couple were driving two vehicles on a rural highway near Hyden, when they observed, at approximately 5:00 p.m. (local time) a row of approximately seven blue-green lights in the western sky night sky, apparently moving directly toward them. The husband stated that they stopped their vehicles, and continued to watch the formation for approximately 60 seconds, or perhaps a bit less, he thought.

That was the first of several reports that NUFORC has received from a number of other witnesses of the same event. We received reports from Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alaska of peculiar green lights moving across the night sky on Tuesday night.

Some news agencies in Alabama have reported that the lights were either meteors, or re-entering space debris. We cannot prove, yet, that this was not the case, although the reports we have received do not appear to us to conform to either of these two possible explanations. Two witnesses in Dacula, Georgia, reported that the green objects they observed were seen below broken clouds, which were approximately 5,000 feet above ground level, at the time.

If anyone was witness to this phenomenon, we would be most grateful if you would please submit a short, i.e. 1-3 paragraph, description of your sighting, using the Online Report Form. What we would like to know from your report is what the time of your sighting was; where you were located at the time; what direction you were looking, as you faced the objects; and how they were moving across the sky, i.e. from your left to right, right to left, vertically or horizontally; and whether you were moving, or stationary, at the time of the sighting.

We will post all newly received reports on Thursday, November 30, which will include all of the reports we have received about this incident.


SOUTHWESTERN U.S., SUNDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 1ST, 2006, AT 23:17 HRS.

This event was reported on our homepage shortly after it had occurred, but we now have more information about it, which makes it even more baffling.  Two very interesting reports were submitted by 1) an airline pilot, who witnessed the event from his cockpit at 37,000 feet over Wyoming (Full Report), and 2) a woman in Canon City, who claims to have witnessed the peculiar lights for not less than 75 seconds (Full Report).  Both reports we consider to have been submitted by superlative witnesses.  If the estimate by the witness in Canon City of the duration of her sighting is correct, then the object almost certainly was not a meteor, which is what many news sources have labeled the event.


KNIK, ALASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006, AT 23:55 HRS.

A man, with decades of experience in the military and aviation industry, witnesses a very large, totally silent, triangular shaped craft. (Full Report).  The witness provides this illustration:


HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, OCTOBER 27, 2006, AT 20:00 HRS.

A husband and wife observe a very large, V-shaped craft, exhibiting subdued lights on its ventral surface, streak overhead. Full Report 1  Full Report 2   They provided these illustrations of what they observed. 

 

 


HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, OCTOBER 28, 2006

A hunter discovers a very peculiar area in a field of standing corn, which was laid down in a swirl pattern.  Full Report    The formation is being investigated by the Mutual UFO Network investigators in Pennsylvania, and by BLT Research of Cambridge, MA.  Full Report  


Photo courtesy of Mr. Wayne Gracey, State Director, Mutual UFO Network, Pennsylvania


SANDY, UTAH, OCTOBER 28, 2006, AT 21:41 HRS

A young man witnesses a V-shaped craft, with orange lights on its ventral surface, streak overhead.  Full Report  


CULVER CITY/CAMERON PARK, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 28, 2006, AT APPROXIMATELY 18:00 HRS.

Two reports were submitted to NUFORC in rapid sequence from witnesses in Culver City (Full Report) and Cameron Park  (Full Report), California.  In the latter case, a disc-shaped object, with very peculiar lighting on its ventral surface, flew directly over the witness's vehicle.  She got a very good look at it. 


MAJOR SIGHTING EVENT REPORTED FROM COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO ON SUNDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 01, 2006:

Our Center has received a number of seemingly quite credible reports of a very dramatic aerial event, witnessed from the states of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico, at approximately 23:17 hrs. (Mountain Daylight Time), Sunday night, October 1st, 2006.

COLORADO: Multiple witnesses from Colorado reported to us having witnessed a cluster of lights, which appeared to be moving generally to the southeast.

We received reports from individuals who were located in the towns of Cascade, Hartsel, Fairplay, Boulder, Silverthorne, Grand Junction, McCoy, and Monument, in Colorado.

The witnesses reported a cluster of at least four lights, which were described as being yellow, orange, red, or gold. One of the witnesses was a commercial pilot, with forty years as a military or commercial airline pilot, who, together with his First Officer, witnessed the objects from the cockpit of his airliner. He stated that he had never seen anything like it, and that he had reported the event to the FAA.

NEW MEXICO: The objects were also reported to our Center by witnesses, who were located in the towns of Raton and Silver City. In addition, we understand from members of the media that their offices received multiple reports from the Albuquerque area of the same, or similar cluster of lights.

One peculiar aspect of the report from Silver City is that the witnesses there were looking at the luminescent objects in the western sky, and they were below the mountain tops to the west, and the were seen to be moving from left to right...i.e. to the north.

We would be most grateful if anyone who was witness to these events on the night of October 1st would please take a few minutes to submit a report of their sighting, using our Online Report Form. Please first write a short, factual statement, detailing all aspects of their sighting, and then "Cut & Paste" that text into the "Description" box in our report form, fill in to other boxes on the form, and then click on the "Submit Report" button at the bottom of the report form.

Please include in your description where you were located, what direction you estimate you were looking, how high up you estimate you were looking (i.e. 30 degrees up, 45 degrees up, overhead, etc.), and what direction the objects were moving across the sky.

We will post all reports to our website in the near future.

Thank you!!

Peter Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center, Washington State


May 15, 2006

Here are some cases that we think the visitors to our site might find particularly interesting:

1) SEATTLE, WA - On Sunday night, March 19, 2006, at 23:20 hrs. (Pacific), a witness in the Mountlake Terrace neighborhood of Seattle, located approximately 15 miles north of the Space Needle, witnessed a very peculiar fireball pass across the southern sky, traveling approximately northwest to southeast. Full Report   The witness created a very nice animated graphic of her sighting, which can be seen here.  Other witnesses in Kelso, WA, apparently witnessed the same event. Full Report

2) PORTLAND, OR - On Saturday night, April 29, 2006, at 23:50 hrs. (Pacific), several witnesses near downtown Portland, OR, witnessed at least two clusters of very unusual, red, self-luminous, disc-shaped objects over the downtown area. Everyone reported the event in similar terms, and NUFORC still has not been able to identify the objects. If anyone witnessed the event, we would invite them to submit additional reports, using our Online Report Form. If anyone knows what the lights were, we would welcome hearing from the party.

3) PAINTSVILLE, KY - We received a report about a very interesting, and apparently dramatic, collision between a freight train, and a suspected UFO near Paintsville, KY, during the early morning hours of January 14, 2002. If anyone visiting our website knows anything about this event, we would invite the person to contact our Center to share what they know. Full Report

PORTLAND, OR, APRIL 29/30, 2006

NUFORC has received a number of reports from the Portland, OR, area, regarding a number of very interesting sightings that occurred at approximately midnight, Saturday night, April 29, 2006. The duration of the event was approximately ten minutes. Many citizens there have reported having witnessed at least two groups of brightly lighted objects, seen moving over the downtown area of Portland, where they reportedly hovered briefly, and then disappeared to the south. Shortly after the first sighting, a second formation of similar objects was seen.

We have elected not to report here the details of the event until we have received as many independent reports from other witnesses as possible.  Under circumstances like those reported in this case, the first possibility we usually address is whether the lights might have been part of a nighttime advertising display. Such displays are reported to our Center frequently. However, in this case, our preliminary assessment is that the objects were not projected beams of light, either laser-based or incandescent.

If anyone in the Portland area was witness to the event, we would be most grateful if he/she would submit a short, factual statement regarding the sighting, using our ONLINE REPORT FORM. We would like to know 1) where the witness was located at the time of the sighting, 2) what direction he/she was looking, 3) how the objects moved across the sky, i.e. from left to right, right to left, overhead, etc., 4) how many object were observed, and 5) what they looked like. Any other information would be useful. Please be as precise, and complete, as you can, in describing what you saw.

Thank you!  We will be posting all newly received reports as soon as we can get them proofread and posted.


NOTICE: We apologize for the delay in posting newly received reports to our site. The delay is explained, in part, by the fact that we are in the process of moving the National UFO Reporting Center to a new location in Washington State, and the move is taking the bulk of our time. We hope to be ensconced in our new location by not later than the end of May.

However, there are other factors involved in our delay in posting, which visitors to our site, and those who use our Online Report Form, have a significant effect on. I discuss them below:

1. PREPARATION OF REPORTS

Please READ THE INSTRUCTIONS on our Online Report Form before filling it out! Even though the instructions clearly request that people not include personal information, e.g. names (either last or first), addresses, telephone numbers, e-addresses, website addresses, etc., in the "DESCRIPTION" box of the form, almost one half of the reports contain such personal information, which, if it is left in the "Description," can be used to identify individuals who were involved in the sighting. In order for us to fulfill our guarantee that people's identity will no be revealed, all of that personal information has to be removed manually, a very time-consuming task. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!

Also, regarding reports, we, once again, request that people please strive to submit only reports that are carefully prepared, i.e. which are literate, factual, grammatically correct, and which use proper punctuation, capital letters, complete sentences, and which, generally speaking, can be easily read. Please break the text up into logical paragraphs, rather than clumping your report into one, massive blob of text!! If you are not experienced in composing text, you might consider asking a friend for assistance, and please consider running the text of your report through a computer spell-checker.

2. HOAXED REPORTS

PLEASE do not use our Report Form to submit false information! This message is directed, in particular, to those school-age children, who are flooding our Center with falsified reports. Each one of those reports has to be inspected and discarded, a screening process, which in recent months, has begun to consume significant quantities of our time.  At least one-half of all the reports we now receive are, or appear to us to be, prank reports. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A HOAXED WRITTEN REPORT!!

3. PRANK TELEPHONE CALLS

PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR HOTLINE FOR PRANK CALLS.  Whereas only five or ten percent of the calls submitted to our Center as recently as a few years ago, were prank calls, now the percentage is as high as eighty or ninety percent! NUFORC is now being flooded with prank calls, each one of which is a serious nuisance to us, and is an impediment to our operation. Most of these prank calls are being placed by young children and students, and many of them amount to little more than unmitigated filth. We are very tired of this stupidity, and we are asking all users of our facility to avoid using our services so callously.

If this flood of prank calls continues, we simply will not be able to continue staffing our telephone Hotline. We already are severely overworked, and we do not welcome having to handle what has become dozens of abusive calls per day from ill-disciplined children. Moreover, we may begin posting the telephone numbers of those repeat offenders, such that their parents may deal with the problem directly. In that event, we hope that the parents will consider removing the cell phones from the offending individuals.


Peter Davenport will appear as emcee at the seventh annual "McMenamins UFO Fest," to be held at McMenamins Hotel in downtown McMinnville, OR, on May 19-21, 2006. The featured speaker will be DR. JESSE MARCEL, JR., who, as a young boy in July 1947, was allowed by his father, USAF Major Jesse Marcel, to handle fragments of what the Air Force thought was a crashed flying saucer. For details about the conference, please see www.UFOFEST.com.


PRESENCE OF SIRIUS AND VENUS IN THE EVENING AND MORNING SKY:

Many people are reporting "sightings" of both SIRIUS, a bright star visible in the evening and nighttime sky, and the planet VENUS, currently visible in the eastern sky before sunrise. Depending on the condition of the atmosphere, both of these two celestial bodies can be very bright, and very eye-catching, but neither of them is a genuine UFO.

SIRIUS is a so-called "twinkling" star, and it is very bright, so it is quite prominent in the evening sky. It is located approximately ten degrees to the left of the constellation, "Orion," and it appears to "rise" in the eastern sky, beginning in the early evening, and it moves with the other stars across the southern sky throughout the night. It often is seen to "flicker," and to give off different colors of light, appearing somewhat like a diamond being illuminated by a very bright white light.

VENUS is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise, and it is extremely bright, sometimes appearing through light cloud or overcast. It becomes progressively dimmer toward sunrise, as the Sun rises from the eastern horizon, and as the morning sky becomes brighter.

Please note that both of these celestial bodies will appear different to different observers, depending on their vision, and depending on the condition of the atmosphere. Also, they will appear to move around the sky, if the observer has been staring at them for more than a few seconds. However, they appear every night and morning, respectively, which should provide a person with a hint that they are not UFO's.

Our Center is receiving many reports of these two objects, sometimes a dozen or more per day, and it would be a big help to us if people would first establish that they are not looking at either of these two objects, before submitting a "UFO" report, or telephoning our Hotline. If you have any uncertainty as to what you are observing, we suggest that you contact a friend who is familiar with the night or morning sky, and who can determine whether the object you are looking at is, in any way, unusual and out of place. Every report of a normal celestial body we do not have to process saves our time, and consequently, is a big help to us.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter!!

 


 

We include below two of  the many intriguing graphic illustrations, which have been submitted to NUFORC over the last month.  We will be posting more graphics in the near future. 

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sunday, December 12, 2005 @ 22:30 hrs.

A young couple reported witnessing a bizarre triangular-shaped object pass overhead in the night sky.  One of the witnesses provides this illustration, showing the strange pattern of lights on the wings of the object.  Full Report

 

GAGETOWN, NEW BRUNSWICK,
CANADA, June 1992 @ 23:20 hrs.

A former member of the U. S. military reports a very peculiar sighting while he stood guard duty during a joint U. S./Canada military training exercise in June 1992.  If anyone else was witness to the alleged event at the time, we would welcome additional reports.  Thank you!.  Full Report


On November 9, 2005. NPR hostess Madeleine Brand interviewed Ms. Susan Clancy, a psychologist at Harvard University, about her newly published book, "Abducted: How People Come to Believe that They Were Kidnapped by Aliens."   NUFORC does not share or endorse the opinions she expressed, however we provide here
the text of that interview for informational purposes.   We strongly encourage visitors to compare the comments made by Ms. Clancy with the published works of well-known abduction researchers such as Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D.; Dr. David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.; Mr. Budd Hopkins; Dr. John E. Mack, M.D..; Mr. John Carpenter.  These researchers have examined the abduction phenomenon in far greater detail than Dr. Clancy has, we believe, and they have reached quite opposite conclusions.

You can read on the INTRUDERS FOUNDATION website the views of Budd Hopkins on the work done by Dr. Clancy, and her co-investigator, Dr. Richard McNally, Ph.D.. Among the many points that Mr. Hopkins makes in his discussion is that neither of the two collaborators ever contacted him or Dr. David Jacobs, arguably two of the world's most experienced abduction researchers, to discuss their techniques for screening subjects in order to separate the more serious-minded candidates from those individuals who almost certainly have not experienced contact with aliens. Although NUFORC does not focus on the abduction phenomenon, we nevertheless recognize the necessity of performing this screening function, given the number of seemingly frivolous claims that are often made by individuals in this arena.


Late Friday night, September 30, 2005, our offices began receiving reports of several peculiar, red lights, seen in the night sky above Tinley Park and Orland, Illinois.  According to the several written reports we have received to date, two sightings occurred, one at approximately 23:15 hrs.  (Central Daylight Time), and a second at approximately 01:10 hrs. on Saturday morning, October 1st.  Similar sightings occurred in the same area on August 21st and October 31st, 2004.

If anyone in that area of Chicago was witness to these lights, we would very much like to have those individuals submit reports, using our ONLINE REPORT FORM, indicating where the witnesses were located at the time of the sighting, and the direction, and angle of elevation, they were looking, as they faced the objects.

We have sent many of the reports to DR. MARK RODIGHIER, PH.D., Director of the CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES, near Chicago, and Mr. DAVE MARLER, Illinois State Director for the MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, who are co-coordinating the follow-up investigation of the incident.

We do not know what the objects are, but we hope to explain the cause of the incident through investigation. We will post all reports to our website in the near future.


NUFORC received an interesting report from a gentleman in St. Louis, who provided this image of what he and his wife witnessed in the daytime sky on June 2nd, 2005:

The craft moved in the irregular manner shown below:


On Friday morning, July 8th, 2005, our Center received a telephoned report from two adults, a young man, and his older aunt, who reported having experienced a peculiar, and dramatic sighting near Boise, ID, shortly after midnight on the same date.   They were witness to a peculiar object that streaked across the top of their car in the matter of just a few seconds, apparently illuminating the interior of their vehicle, as it passed overhead.  The next morning, both witnesses experienced burning of the eyes, emotional upset, and the young man discovered a peculiar burn mark on his left foot.   Full Report 1   Full Report 2  

The images at right show a diagram of the sighting and a shot of the mark that was left on one person's foot.  Click them to enlarge to full size.

Both witnesses, in addition to a third party who was witness to some elements of the report, will be interviewed live on the COAST-TO-COAST RADIO PROGRAM, hosted by GEORGE NOORY, beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, July 15, 2005. Details on how to find the program in your area can be found at www.coasttocoastam.com


Our Center just received this report from a young woman in Scarborough, Canada, of a sighting on Thursday night, July 14, at approx 23:45 hrs. (local) . She provided this graphic  of what the object allegedly looked like, and bizarre manner in which it reportedly moved across the night sky.


 


On Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2005, we received a telephoned report from a young man who works as an aerospace engineer in the Seattle area, who reported having witnessed the bizarre object depicted below, seen hovering just east of Interstate 5 near downtown Seattle. He, and several other witnesses in the vehicle with him, were locked in rush-hour traffic, moving very slowly, so they were able to view the object for an extended period of time, and very carefully.  Surprisingly, they reportedly witnessed the same, or a similar, object when they were 8-10 miles further north, near the town of Shoreline, several minutes later. If anyone witnessed this object, or managed to photograph it, we would invite them to telephone our Center, and to submit a written report.

 

In February 2005, NUFORC received a report of a peculiar event, recorded by a fisheye sky camera located at the observatory in Haleakala, Hawaii.  Given that the object moved counter to the apparent motion of celestial objects in the nighttime sky, and continued to do so for approximately 20-25 minutes, it seems to us to be quite unusual.  The recorded image can be seen at the following address:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050208.html

We have attempted to contact the group that maintains the camera system, but have not succeeded in finding out whether the anomalous object has been identified, yet.   If anyone knows what the object is, we would welcome a communication.


NUFORC recently received a report from a gentleman in Florida, who, together with his wife, experienced a very dramatic sighting of a large triangular craft that streaked overhead, as the two of them sat outside awaiting the launch of the Space Shuttle from Cape Canaveral. Given the background of the witnesses, and the distinct similarity between the object they report, and the many triangular craft reported from other locations, we feel that the case deserves special attention here. The husband served as a senior law enforcement official for several decades.  Full Report

 


RECENT SIGHTINGS OF TRIANGULAR-SHAPED CRAFT - NUFORC has received a number of very interesting reports recently of triangular-shaped craft, exhibiting unconventional lighting patterns, and unusual maneuvering capabilities.

Kirkland WA, May 13, 2005 - This report was submitted by a seemingly quite credible witness of the early morning sighting depicted at right.  Click here for more images

Noble, OK, May 27, 2005 - In addition, we just received a report from a very credible-sounding gentleman in Noble, OK, who recounts having witnessed a very peculiar event from his home on Friday night, May 27, 2005. He reports that he witnessed a very bizarre-looking, fast-moving, triangular-shaped object being pursued by what he thought was a military fighter aircraft. The object appeared to simply "toy" with the fighter, he reports, maneuvering dramatically in a fashion that he thought was not characteristic of any type of conventional aircraft he is familiar with. The witness reports that the object, after several minutes, simply streaked out of the area.  The witness is going to contact local media, law enforcement, military, and FAA offices, to explore whether other people in the are might have witnessed, and reported, the same event. If anyone reading this report was witness to the same event, we would welcome additional reports, preferably submitted via the NUFORC Online Report Form. Thank you!!


We are pleased to be able to announce that we finally have succeeded in proof-reading, and posting to our site, all of the many reports that were submitted to NUFORC, principally as a result of the ABC program, UFO's: Seeing is Believing, which first aired on Thursday, February 24th, 2005. To provide some idea of the volume of work this task entailed, whereas NUFORC typically receives, and posts, approximately 200-400 reports per month, our Center has received approximately 2,800 reports since that broadcast. We would like to direct visitors to our site to a few of some of the most interesting reports that have been submitted to us recently, many of them as a result, we believe, of the ABC program:

Montgomery, AL, May 19, 2005 - Airline crew witnesses strange object streak ahead of their aircraft at extremely high altitude.

Edwardsville, IL, May 18, 2005 - MUFON/ILLINOIS State Director, MR. DAVE MARLER, witnesses very peculiar object in the skies above his home. His first sighting of a suspected UFO.

Grand Cayman Island, Caribbean Sea, May 18, 2005 - A couple, vacationing on a cruise ship, witness a peculiar, red object streak across the sky, stop, then move off in a different direction.


Emory, TX, May 13, 2005 - A man, who is well know to the UFO community, together with his wife, witness a bizarre, three-tiered, lighted object hovering in the night sky. They first mistake it for a light pole, but it turns out to be something else.   He provided the graphic to the right.

West St. Paul, MN, March 08, 2005 - Father and son witness a peculiar, light-blue sphere descend out of the night sky, and apparently land in a nearby park.

Erie, PA, July 3, 1994 - An airline flight attendant, and several passengers, witness a peculiar formation from an aircraft.

Canadian, TX, January 15, 1993 - A Texas State Police Officer, together with three other adult witnesses, observe a massive, triangular object hover above a highway, and illuminate the ground with a beam of light.


RAF P-51 DOGFIGHT WITH DISC-SHAPED UFO OVER DENMARK

We just received the following report from a gentleman, who, as a 13-year old boy, allegedly was witness to a "dogfight" between three RAF P-51's, and a gray, "hat-shaped" UFO on, or about, the last day of fighting in Denmark, May 4th, 1945.  Because of the timeliness of the report, relative to the end of WWII, we thought we would post the report immediately.  The gentleman who submitted the report is seeking to contact the pilots, two of whom, at last report, are still alive. We may post the pilots' names, and their Squadron number, in the near future.  In the meantime, however, we would welcome contact from anyone who might be able to provide us with more information about the incident. We would like to put the witness in touch with those pilots, and we