NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/9/2011 18:42 (Entered as : 11/9/2011 18:42)
Reported: 11/8/2011 7:50:26 PM 19:50
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: New Bedford, MA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:28 Minutes
On Sunday night, October 9, 2011 we saw many fireballs fly over New Bedford, MA.

It was an unusually warm night with very clear skies. At 7:42 PM, my son was driving near a local Park when he saw five fireballs in the night sky. The fireballs displayed complex patterns of symmetrical movement.

He immediately phoned me and we went out into the street to observe it and saw that the objects were flying over our house in single file and they made no sound. A new fireball would appear just over the Western horizon about every 30 seconds. They traveled on the same basic path from West to East. Each appeared as an orange and red fireball.

The fireballs were about 4 times the size of Jupiter. They moved past us and onto a point just above the eastern horizon where groups of two or three of them would congregate and then disappear together as a group.

One of the fireballs changed color to white and merged with an orange one at their meeting point. The last ship disappeared at about 8:10 PM. We did not get a picture or a video, but we have since found many videos and pictures of these same objects posted on the internet.

((NUFORC Note: We have corrected the date above, to reflect a sighting in October, not November, 2011. PD))