Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/12/2014 20:45 (Entered as : 05122014 20:45)
Reported: 6/11/2014 7:24:50 AM 07:24
Posted: 6/13/2014
Location: Methuen, MA
Shape: Other
Duration: 3 seconds
I observed what appeared to be the phenomenon of "Rods", but with a deliberate purpose.

I reported a sighting on May 9, 2014, to this website. I had a strange thing happen after, that somehow appears connected. I was siting on my porch. The night may have been a bit overcast. I was thinking about what I observed on the 8th of May. I was looking south when just about 50 feet off the ground a black object whizzed by my view and disappeared over the roof of the house. It was about 20 feet in front of me. It was travelling east. Less than a second later, from over the roof the object shot out in a southerly direction and headed south. It was travelling directly away from me. Of course the speed is the key. You could barely see it.

I was questioning what I had seen when it first went by and over the roof. I can only describe it as a black opaque sighting. I first thought it had to be a bat or bird. I realized that was impossible. This object had to be solid, but was going so fast it looked as a blur. The blur was about 8 inches wide, not just thin. While I was trying to figure out what I saw, it obviously changed direction in a micro-second and shot off south. Exactly away from me. Now the black object had mass. Going away from me, it appeared as a small black dot. About the size of a golf ball.

What ever this was, it appeared that it "triangulated" over my house. It did apex my location. It appeared to be a deliberate destination. This is the most interesting part of the phenomenon. It appeared mechanical and with purpose. It appeared that my location was it's destination.

I spoke with my son about it days later. He related that he just viewed a video from Boston that was about the "rods" phenomenon. He suggested I look at the same video. I viewed the video and I concluded that this was exactly what I may have witnesses. I am sharing this only for purposes of facts, surrounding the UFO phenomenon and the "Rods" phenomenon. These both appear related, at least in my case. I think this is very important to document.

I have no conclusions to these 2 occurrences, except I do think they are related. I questioned what I seen, and am 100% sure I seen it. I know I did see what I described. I seen it a night or two before, but thought it was birds or maybe it did not happen. When I seen it this time, I took notice and I knew it was real.

The key point is, when travelling across my view, it was a blur, then going away from my view, it had mass and was a black dot. That in itself indicates very strongly that it was there.

The date and time is approximate.