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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
5/31/97 11:28 Glendale AZ
3 - 4 seconds White, long object travelling east to west, high altitude, extremely fast, no trail, no sound 1/28/99
5/30/97 20:00 Pooler GA Fireball 4 seconds I was in the car at the gas station when a huge green fireball or light fly across the sky. It must have been going VERY fast. It flew 1/28/99
5/30/97 11:45 Dallas GA Sphere 4 sec yellow 'perfect' sphere crossed entire viewable sky in about 4 sec., flashing off/on intermittently 10/2/99
5/30/97 02:00 Manchester NH
15 minutes They are human in appearence 2/10/12
5/29/97 19:00 Hinckley NY light five minutes A light of great magnitude was hovering overa barn.It did not make fast moves.IT lastedfor about five or six minutes.The disk wasorange 1/28/99
5/29/97 11:59 Aston PA Oval 15 min+ Very large oval UFO video taped for over 15 min in Aston,PA Video and stills available! 2/1/07
5/28/97 23:12 Canastota NY light 4 HOURS MULTIPLE LIGHTS SIGHTING AND VIDEO MAY 28, 19973 to 12 IN DIFFERENT FORMATIONS- 4 HOURS/2 NIGHTS10 WITNESSED- ONEIDA LAKE, NY.- WITH FU 1/28/99
5/28/97 22:00 Central New York NY Light 2 days Saw 3 to 12 lights appear and then disappear one by one, this went on for about 2 days. 1/28/99
5/28/97 21:00 Urubamba (outside Cusco, Peruvian Andes) (Peru)
Light few seconds A fast moving "body of Light" sweeps over us as we star watch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas outside Cusco Peru at an elevation of l 9/26/98
5/27/97 23:30 Wichita KS Light 10 minutes Before you read this you should think. Do you beleive? 3/21/03
5/27/97 23:05 Welland (Canada) ON Diamond 15 seconds I have had an interest in the skies since childhood. Over the years I have observed northern lights, meteors, satellites and all kinds 12/2/00
5/27/97 23:00 Huntington UT Light about 6sec. I'm 15 years old and this happened about a year ago but I just foundthis place to submit it. Me and my friend were sleeping in my backy 3/7/98
5/27/97 15:30 Arlington VA Disk A few seconds As I was on my way home, I glanced to the right and saw 2 disk-shaped objects high in the sky. They seemed to be moving VERY fast. Afte 1/28/99
5/27/97 11:33

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[Diary of my EncountersThis is the story I have known since 1979In 1979 I was holidaying at a place called Berowra waters on the South 3/7/98
5/27/97 00:35 Laguna Park TX cigar 5 minutes At about 24:35 my friends and I were traveling to Laguna Park on Highway 56, when we saw an odd looking aircraft hovering above at abou 1/28/99
5/27/97 00:00 Winnsboro LA Other 10 minutes well the object sort of came out from the north as i was riding my bike home. 1/28/99
5/26/97 16:50 Pompton Lakes NJ Disk 00:15 I was driving in a car. I saw a saucer metal shaped object, a metal I've never seen before, hovering in the sky, above the falls. It se 1/28/99
5/25/97 22:00 Saxton PA Formation 5-6 mins we were amazed by all of this 7/11/00
5/25/97 22:00 Syracuse NY Triangle 20 Black triangles in the sky with Hale Bopp. 4/27/04
5/25/97 19:30 Austin TX Disk 30 seconds - 1 minute Saw a fast movin UFO on the way back from getting a pizza. 1/28/99
5/25/97 01:10 Skies over Sierra Nevada CA Light 10 minutes several very fast greenish/blue pulses of light along the Eastern side of California or possibly in Nevada 6/3/03
5/24/97 22:15 North Tonawanda NY Triangle 1.5 minutes Low slow silent over houses,hand glider shaped, 1.5 x as big, 5' thick, round edges,dirty yellow,lit from inside like candle thru wax p 11/2/99
5/24/97 20:00 Lake Tahoe (near) CA Formation 20-30 min A "formation" of very bright lights passing very slowly and silently overhead. Must have been enormous. Biggest and most unusual thin 1/28/99
5/23/97 04:00 Arcadia (outskirts of) FL Light 3 minutes Me and my friend were traveling down I-75 towards Arcadia, Fl. when we saw a very bright pulsating white light hovering in a clearing, 9/26/98
5/22/97 22:21 Chatham NJ Disk 5-10 min. 5/22/97 22:21 large object over morris/union county new jersey. ten degrees above horizon. 1/11/02
5/22/97 21:25 Simi Valley CA Formation 4 Min. "Delta" shaped group of motionless bright red lights sighted over Simi Valley, Calif. 1/28/99
5/21/97 06:00 Phoenix AZ Other 2 hrs. Bright object in SSE over Phoenix, May 21, 1997 in the morning sky. 1/28/99
5/21/97 04:00 Wolf Point MT Fireball 5 minutes Ball of light in Wolf Point Montana May 21, 1997 11/28/07
5/20/97 21:15 Caldwell (far west of, towards Oregon) ID other 20mins. My neigbor viewed what looked like a verticalcontrail,orange, for 10mins. at his work,then drovehome,viewed it for 10mins., I then ca 11/20/02
5/20/97 15:00 North Pole AK Unknown 10 seconds Strange noisy craft in North Pole 5/24/05
5/20/97 04:01 Jupiter FL Other 20 Min Flame object giving off colored rings in the sky then exploding. ((NUFORC Note: Possible missile launch?? PD)) 5/24/05
5/20/97 01:00 Louisville KY Circle 5 minutes glow over louisville kentucky 5/27/03
5/20/97 Los Angeles CA Oval 23:00 One of the items was shaped like an eclipse. I was so impressed that I retained notes of these occurences. Both occured on the same e 9/9/04
5/19/97 00:20 Kalamazoo MI Changing 15 + minutes Bright ball of light, split into two balls of lights, then rejoined itself, changed color and shape repeatedly 1/17/04
5/18/97 21:00 Jackson MI Light 5 min. There was a light that was folling us. Then it started flashing differnt colors. It flew away as fast as lighting. 12/23/02
5/18/97 19:00 Grantville (Rte. 443 and Appleby Road) PA triangle 10sec in church parking lot, my son and aunt, see triangle fly over head.at the intersection of RT 443 AND APPLEBY RD. very fast 1/28/99
5/17/97 14:00 Portland OR Oval 4 seconds I sighted a rather large silver object,Oblong but not rounded it was visible for 5 sec.then gone in a blink. 1/28/99
5/17/97 03:30 Las Vegas (about 60 miles outside of) NV Triangle 5mins I seen something at night outside of Las Vegas. In short, this whatever it was, was silent, in what seemed to be in the shape of a tria 11/30/99
5/16/97 23:00 Oklahoma City OK Triangle 3 TO 5 MINUTES 3 TRIANULAR OBJECTS HOVERING APPROX. ONE MINUTE, OBJECTS QUICKLY DARTED UP THEN MOVED FROM EAST TO SOUTHWEST, AT MODERATE PACE. 1/28/99
5/15/97 22:45 Bouse AZ Triangle 1 minute approx. 5/15/97 at 22:45pm, son and I saw a 150ft pie wedged shaped craft fly down our valley East to West at 30-40mph at 30ft altitude. At eac 7/14/99
5/15/97 22:30 South Bend IN Triangle 2 mins object seen in real life is seen on tv too! 7/16/03
5/15/97 22:00 Tehuacan (Mexico)
Oval 2 seconds Oval object with half globe on the top and white-shiny haze around it 9/9/03
5/15/97 21:00 Great River NY Oval 45 minutes As I was leaving in my car from a building I happened to look up into the sky and noticed 6 hovering things. I stopped my car and got 1/28/99
5/15/97 21:00 Asheville NC Other both events 1 minuite an object was sited around the asheville area that was travelling westward. it was brilliantly lit and appeared to be moving very fast. 1/29/02
5/15/97 20:00 Waco TX Light 1 minute mama ship drops off baby ship 2/14/06
5/15/97 18:30 Sorrento FL Cigar 3 to 5 mins A cigar shaped craft with lights floated about 250 yards in front of us and made no sound. 6/12/07
5/15/97 16:53 Palm Beach Gardens FL Formation over 1 hour Red flare like lights in formation. Tv footage was very good. Airline piolt reported alt as 10,000 This story did not make it out of Pa 1/28/99
5/15/97 16:00 Hove, Aldrington, Portslade-by-sea (UK/England)
Sphere 5 mins Driving west along sea road (A259) going back to Worthing from Brighton in late May 1997. Looking out to sea witnessed a metalic sphere 7/16/06
5/15/97 13:00 Bedford (UK/England)
Triangle 5 minutes Triangular object over field in England on sunny day, 1997 5/14/02
5/15/97 10:00 College Station TX Light 20 minutes following light 12/19/03
5/15/97 10:00 Mesquite TX Circle 30 seconds hoverd overhead about 30 seconds then took of north at very high speed 1/22/00
5/15/97 08:30 Mesquite (near Dallas) TX Teardrop 25 seconds Small quiet very non dramatic teardrop shaped flying object appeared to be taking off. 2/25/03
5/15/97 05:30 Thika (Kenya)
Teardrop 4seconds I was studying early morning for my private pilots license in my living room with my curtains open.The window faces a valley.It was sti 10/30/06
5/15/97 02:00 Londonderry NH Light less than a minute Flying neon lights 9/24/03
5/15/97 00:00 San Diego CA Disk hours huge disk 5/2/11
5/14/97 11:40 San Jose (on the West side) CA circle 3 minutes I saw a round object in the sky slowingmoving to the SE. It was below the cloudsand left no vapor tail. 1/28/99
5/13/97 22:30 Cottonwood AZ light 45min My wife alerted me to a strange light in the sky. "A ufo" I was indoors - I replied " Oh yea...hmm"She insisted I com and take a look.L 1/28/99
5/13/97 21:00 Petaluma CA Triangle 30 sec. A triangular formation of about 10 glowing,reddish lights suddenly appear and fly silently overhead. 10/2/99
5/13/97 19:30 Valley Springs CA Teardrop 2.5 My father convinced me to report my abduction. So here it is. 9/2/05
5/13/97 03:00 Edinboro PA Oval 3-4:00 min A friend and I had just dropped off another friend in a suburban neighborhood. My friend was driving, and I was in the passenger seat. 1/28/99
5/12/97 23:30 Death Valley Gas Station CA Oval Trip to California Midnight, Gas station, Death Valley, we saw an awesome feat of extra-terrestrial life in the sky. 3/19/02
5/11/97 23:43 Wright City MO Fireball
Was blinking on and off.Very hard to look at,was VERY bright. 1/28/99
5/11/97 23:00 Greenwich CT Triangle 2 minutes Slow moving, quiet very large triangular shaped craft just above the tree line. 11/28/07
5/11/97 13:56 College UT Cigar sex FLASHING LIGHTS AND STRANGE CIGAR SHAPED OBJECTS FALLING FROM SKY 9/19/02
5/11/97 12:00 Porter TX Other 15 minutes We saw "rocks" floating in the air, they drifted over the trees. They appeared to be floating. Atleast 10 cars were pulled over on th 1/28/99
5/11/97 04:27 Ottawa (Canada) ON Circle 5 minute Got up to go to washroom at 4:27am looked out my window and saw a shining objet hovering outside for about 2 minutes then speed off. 12/2/00
5/10/97 23:59 Winthrop WA Other 2 hours Objects observed in mountain sky 8/5/01
5/10/97 23:00 Azle TX Circle 3-5 min. Saw circle of flames that then reduced size to single light,travelled quickly across the sky and was followed by military fighter plane 10/19/99
5/10/97 22:45 Los Padres National Forest (Ventura Co.) CA Other 5min. Observed two objects. One with flashing multi-colored lights, the second, somewhat bell-shaped with two white-yellow lights. They hover 1/28/99
5/10/97 21:50 Sedona AZ light 5-10 mins A very bright palsing light with smaller bright object flying around larger object. 1/28/99
5/10/97 21:00 Southside (Gadsden) AL Other @2-3 minutes Two bright objects hovering one moment then taking off at high speeds, beyond aircraft speeds. These two objects seemed to stop and go 1/28/99
5/10/97 05:30 Lawton (vicinity) MI

Two turkey hunters are illuminated by a bright "beacon" from above. Illuminated woods around them. See bright blue light above them. 2/8/05
5/10/97 04:10 Neoga (6 mi. west) IL triangle 5 MINUTES A 300 TRIANGULAR SHAPED CRAFT, WITH HUNDREDSOF RED DOT LIGHTS, FLEW DIRECTLY OVER HEAD,MAKING NO NOISE, 200 HUNDRED FEET OVER TREE LINE 1/28/99
5/10/97 00:25 Provo/Orem/Salt Lake City UT light 2 mins Saw a white yellowish light performing vertical and horizontial maneouvers in the northern sky. At one point it elongated itself and m 1/28/99
5/10/97 00:00 Austin TX Flash 3 seconds it flashed very bright and then took off at the speed of light with a blue trail following it. 12/3/04
5/9/97 21:50 Phoenix AZ light 3 minutes 6-8 lights were seen flying in formation s.of phoenix. They would cluster, form V shapes, inverted Vs, cluster in a stationary loation. 1/28/99
5/9/97 21:00 Las Vegas NV Light 5 minutes Set of 7 or 8 orange lights moving silently at airliner velocity, size and altitude over Las Vegas Nevada 8/24/10
5/9/97 20:00 Hull (UK/England)

still occurs somtimes Triangle shape, grey, flashed blue, glowing yellow circle 6/21/00
5/8/97 22:00 Auburn WA triangle 1 minute we saw a "V" shaped object from beneath. It had at least 15 lights . no sound, it was traveling north bound right in the air traffic 10/12/01
5/8/97 05:15 Citrus Heights (a suburb of Sacramento) CA Other 2 min (approx) Object of an unknown type cruising at a low rate of speed over the area of Citrus Heights 1/28/99
5/8/97 01:30 Sylmar CA Other 10 minutes Object looking like a shooting star but going upward. Going higher, a beam of light shone from the object until it disappeared. 1/28/99
5/7/97 20:00 Corapeake NC Flash 5 minutes There were three fire balls, one over top of each other, which had three smaller dots around each in a triangular shape. 7/11/00
5/7/97 19:30 Adelaide (South Australia)
Triangle 5 seconds first a dimond shape full of lights then travel right a v type object 4/2/99
5/7/97 01:00 Santa Monica CA Disk 2 minutes On May 7, 1997 I was looking north to the Santa Monica mountains and saw what I believed to be a helicopter shining its lights down on 1/28/99
5/6/97 17:25 Seattle WA Disk 7 minutes Disc shaped object 8000' in SW Quadranttravelling N-S observed in Seattle from cornerof Aurora and Thomas.Object shimmered insunlight a 1/28/99
5/5/97 20:30 Round Rock/Georgetown TX Rectangle about 3 minutes Large black Rectangle hovering over radio towers just south of Georgetown and north of Round Rock 8/20/01
5/5/97 20:00 Kiriat-Yam (Israel)
Disk 2 minuts spind around the house about 10 feet above it. went up and disappired. 4/27/04
5/5/97 19:45 Turlock CA light 3 seconds I saw a line of bright lights like star, it lasted about 3 seconds and disappeared. 1/28/99
5/5/97 19:00 Bee Caves TX Other 45 seconds bright lights in formation in sky near Austin, TX 4/27/07
5/5/97 19:00 Austin TX light 15sec Several lights appeared in the Northwestern sky. 1/28/99
5/5/97 12:15 West Chester (outside, on Rte. 202) PA egg 10sec Driving north alogn Rt 202 I noticed egg shaped metallic objectmoving through the sky. It was highly reflective and shone brightly.It 1/28/99
5/5/97 01:00 Norton KS Triangle more than four hours Triangular craft and other strange sightings 8/5/01
5/4/97 22:20 Newport Beach CA Triangle 2 seconds It was a clear night on Sunday,May 4 '97 at 10.20pm. The craft approached from the sea, the west, and made a slight change on course to 4/2/99
5/3/97 23:30 Freeport IL Triangle 3-5 min Huge, black,silent, triangular craft seen moving low over house with 2 witnesses present. What was this thing? 5/24/05
5/3/97 21:03 Stafford TX Other 10 seconds Through telescope,observed amoeba or translucent object containing lights of blue red and white.Seemed distorted though could not see t 1/28/99
5/3/97 21:00 Freeport IL Triangle 10 minutes Bright triangular object, slow speed and low sound, spotlight appeared on our group, 4 other objects seen on horizon. 12/20/12
5/3/97 02:45 Montreal (Canada) PQ
15 min. I was in my bed smoking a cigarette, and just when I finished it,I close my light.15 second after, I hurd a voice saing " come with me 12/2/00
5/2/97 22:45 Lincoln City (North of) OR light 6-8 minutes Obj. travelling n/nw at satelite altitude. intermittent (irregular) brilliant white bursts, faded to pale yellow. 2nd obj w/same m/o 1/28/99
5/2/97 22:05 Oceanside CA Other 10 minutes AN ILLUMINATED OBJECT WAS FIRST SIGHTED IN THE SOUTHEAST,ILUMINATED WITH AN ORANGE LIGHT OF MEDIUM INTENCITY.THE OBJECT WAS FLYING AT A 1/28/99
5/2/97 22:00 Oceanside CA Other 10 minutes What appeared to be a slow-burning, orange-colored object was slowly "floating" in a northernly direction directly over the beach just 1/28/99
5/1/97 14:00 Maysville KY Disk 20 Sec. Golf tournament. "Scramble" Ball hit off tee. Looked up observed object.Other wittnesses said,do you see that.YES!Object disapeared. 4/26/99
5/1/97 23:00 Syracuse NY Unknown 2 hrs lights over central NY 3/11/06
5/1/97 23:00 Kitchener (Canada) ON Triangle 1/2 hr approx 100m long x 30m at back, pointed at front. it was soundless and moving approx 10kph. the only way that i can explain it is to sa 7/26/02
5/1/97 22:00 State College PA Flash 20 seconds Bright flash, long and slow disipation of a thick white trail 6/12/02
5/1/97 22:00 St. Petersburg FL Triangle 5 min I was hypnotized upon a star and a triangle shaped craft moved before my eyes about 50 FT away. 10/31/03
5/1/97 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle maybe 15 minutes Cedar Rapids Iowa blue lights hovering in the shape of a "V" with no sound and two witnesses 3/4/08
5/1/97 16:00 Torquay (UK/England)
Circle 20 seconds UFO in Torquay in the UK. 8/28/03