- UFO SIGHTINGS: New Hampshire lights, New Jersey cylinder,
Pennsylvania disks, Maryland crescent, Florida investigation, Ohio sphere,
Michigan flying triangle, Indiana orange, Illinois lights, Missouri daylight
diamond, Oklahoma investigation, Colorado video, Arizona orbs, California
landing, Oregon light, Canada chevron, Mexico circle, Netherlands lights,
and Australia silvery beings. Aircraft Carrier's encounter with UFO in
the Caribbean. Sighting reports of extra-terrestrials
- US NAVY SAILORS SEE UFO OVER CRUISE SHIP
- CARIBBEAN - Jeff Sainio reports that a well-respected
coworker of mine told me his sighting: "He was serving on a Navy aircraft
carrier in August 1971 in the Caribbean. (Exact location was not revealed
to the crew) After his shift ended at midnight, he headed to a rear deck
(where smoking was allowed) for his nicotine fix, along with some 20 other
smokers. Disturbed plankton left a ghostly phosphorescent glow in the ship's
wake. They passed a pleasure cruise ship, close enough to hear the band
playing, probably under a mile distant. The carrier was blacked-out, while
the cruise ship was brightly lit. They then noticed a cigar-shaped object,
about half the cruise ship length (therefore about 500 feet) tracking above
the cruise ship. They could only notice the object because it blotted out
the stars. As the ships crossed and the tail end of the object was visible,
a "power pack" became visible, resembling a jet afterburner.
- As the sailors watched in amazement, the object quickly
moved backwards an angle of about 90 degrees, then back to its original
position, in the span of a few seconds. This was repeated several times,
then the object shot skyward till it disappeared. The sailors had the impression
their carrier wasn't noticed until this action. The event was reported
to the duty officer, who interviewed each witness separately. No secrecy
order was given, and nothing resulted from the reports. My coworker remembered
other witness' names for potential corroboration, although I have no reason
to disbelieve him. Thanks to Jeff Sainio Jeffrey.Sainio@qg.com
- Editor's Notes: I have seen the phosphorescent glow in
the sea near Puerto Rico. I also have several reports from people who claim
to have been abducted from cruise ships. One professional engineer was
very upset since he was abducted off the fantail of the ship at night.
He just could not believe this could happen to him. He had been drinking,
but the experience had quickly sobered him up and he remembered exact details
of the inside of the UFO. His concept of the universe had been suddenly
changed and he was having difficulty accepting that we were not alone in
the universe. After he accepted this as a reality he went to work designing
the UFO propulsion system that he claimed to understand. It was based on
advanced electrical systems.
- EXTRA TERRESTRIAL SIGHTING REPORTS
- UFONAUTS, OID: HUMANOIDS, "GREYS," LITTLE MEN,
DWARFS: Larry Hatch review alien reports. Robot, RBT isanything that looks
or acts robotic. PSH: Pseudo-human! "UFO Nordics" Think of Travis
Walton. MIB: Men in Black. Humans? PSH on out-calls? MON: Monsters of all
types. GNT: Giants. FIG: Vague figures, shadows moving behind a portholes.
Actual form indiscernible NOC: No "UFO occupant" seen or reported.
I add here one last field, "ALL" which is the number of *U* records
for each decade or continent, whether entities were noted or not. Out of
some 17,850+ sightings events in the *U* data, here is how they break down
OID RBT PSH MIB MON GNT FIG NOC ALL
pre-1940 25 2 33 6 0 3 24 369 442
1940s 23 1 11 1 2 1 6 998 1040
1950s 165! 12 89 6 21 7 65 4061 4730
1960s 167 16 96 9 28 16 119 2760 3137
1970s 222 46 170 7 49 30 214 3774 4378
1980s 83 10 39 5 11 11 54 1514 1692
1990s-02 80 6 17 3 18 12 45 2603 2790
- Pre-1940s cases go back to antiquity in these data. About
16.5% of those listed reports involve entities, and no doubt some of those
are unverifiable. The 1940s is notable for the low percentage of entity
sightings, about 4% of events. This changes in the 1950s with over 14%
of events involving some sort of "UFONAUTS." From 1 or 2 robot
cases, we jump to 12. One odd thing: MON (monsters) blossomed on the silver
screen in the 1930s or so, but stayed out of the UFO literature for those
years. What few monsters I list make their best showing in the 1970s! I
have no idea why, but that was the best decade for PSH (fake humans) as
well. What sort of "monsters" get into the filtered (stodgy)
*U* database? Many of these reports have wild titles but indicate people
are seeing strange creatures such as: Bird-man hovers over barn, Mummy
OIDS take observer for a free ride, Hairy OID with owl's eyes, Fat ugly
being w/helmet in garden, Numerous hairy critters in France, S. America
etc, Bird-men rush car in France, Terrifying Oid unintelligible in Gabon,
Africa. "Mothman" listings, Humanoids with crocodile skin, Huge
hairy robot w/mechanical gait, Weird catfish with fins and feathers, Strange
ball-figure emerges from UFO, 7' Bigfoot vanishes in a flash! Hairy hooved
figure walks mechanically! Frightened looking ape-man," Mummy's"
exit UFO and abduct 2 people, Silhouette like frog's head seen in UFO window,
and Campers chased by 7-foot monsters:3 fingers-no thumb.
- One last note about Monsters. I compared continents for
this database, started during the cold war. North America lists 49 monster
sightings out of some 8541 or about 0,574 percent, a rather low monster
coefficient. South America lists 19 monster events from some 1170 entries,
a more encouraging 1.62 percent, or three times the rate of North America.
Western Europe shows 177 monster listings out of 5385, for the grand prize,
some 3.28 percent of all listings, six times the rate for North America!
"Oceania" (mostly data from Australia/NZ) ranks lowest, 5/1154
= 0.433%. Thanks to Larry Hatch, http://www.larryhatch.net
- NEW HAMPSHIRE BRIGHT GOLD LIGHT
- The witness indicates the craft was a big bright gold
light that moved from one place in the sky to another in a blink of an
eye at 6:54 PM, on March 28, 2002. The witness whose name is Gorham was
coming home from his friends home, when his Mom and he saw a big gold bright
star. It seemed like it was a plane that was flying low, but then it disappeared.
After a few seconds it came back in the same spot and then flew to a different
part of the sky in a blink of an eye. It had little red and blue lights,
but I'm sure it wasn't a plane or helicopter because it was so high up
with such a huge size for the altitude. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC
- NEW JERSEY BLACK CYLINDER DIVES
- MANSFIELD -- On March 24, 2002, at 7:40 AM, the witness
was traveling north on Route 68 approaching Route 206, when something caught
his eye about 45 degrees above the horizon. He reported, "I first
noticed a contrail that was very distant, but the morning sky was absolutely
clear with no clouds and an open sky." What was unusual and attracted
my attention immediately, was that the contrail was in a vertical position,
heading downward and ahead of the contrail. The object looked like a flying
telephone pole leading the contrail. It was black or dark brown and was
descending to Earth slowly. The contrail appeared short in contrast to
the telephone pole-like object but was dissipating at the rear as contrails
do. I watched this object for several minutes and continued on my way as
it became obscured by a nearby row of trees. It did not go in any direction
but downward. I hope someone else saw it but nothing was reported in the
news. I 'm 75 years old, very credible, and a retired law-enforcement officer.
I have never seen a UFO before and frankly, disbelieve most of the stories
I have heard. But this one is real. Thanks to Al
- PENNSYLVANIA DISKS AND CIRCULAR LIGHTS
- DOYLESTOWN -- On March 19, 2002, at about 1:00 AM three
discs appeared over the Courthouse and hovered silently for ten minutes
then quickly sped away leaving a trail of eerie white light pointing to
the constellation of Ursa Minor.
- COATESVILLE -- The witness was looking at Jupiter through
his telescope on April 1, 2002, when a white dot came into view at 8:00
PM. The white dot met with another white dot that was moving at the same
speed. The second dot flew across the sky and cut right in front of the
first. There were now two unknown dots flying across the sky and little
after that they disappeared.
- EBENSBURG -- I was renting some video's on March 30th,
the clerk told me four people the night before (29th) had sighted a UFO
in the sky above the parking lot. She said the lights were revolving in
a circular pattern. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC http://ufocenter.com
- MARYLAND CRESCENT
- ANNAPOLIS -- The witness was on his balcony at 10:35
PM, watching some flights of local and commercial aircraft with a slightly
overcast sky with high haze but some stars were visible including the Big
Dipper. He says, "I saw a distinct crescent shaped form, moving west
on April 2, 2002, there was no light, erratic movement or change, simply
a thin cloud-like "C" shape moving across the sky. Had I not
been in a reclining posture, I would not have seen it. The form went by
rapidly, but not so fast that I didn't have time to comprehend what was
happening and concentrate on the object. It seemed a "black"
object was moving across the sky and creating a pressure zone ahead of
- FLORIDA SIGHTINGS
- OVIEDO -- The witness spotted two small sphere shaped
metallic craft that were zigzagging while flying quickly through the air.
It was late morning/early afternoon on March 21, 2002, when my Mom and
I looked out the sliding glass door to see two shinny metallic whitish
spheres zip by. There was no time to grab a camera since the objects were
going so fast and were about half to a mile away. I ran outside to get
a better look, but as I opened the door a strange faint sound filled my
ears. I was exited but the phone rang ten seconds after they appeared and
my mother ran to answer. In a matter of 30 seconds or less the two zigzagging
craft were gone.
- DELTONA -- Michael Hitt reports, "My mother drove
the family down to my grandparents on July 15, 1969, to watch the Apollo
11 space launch. We were staying overnight so I went to bed, and was looking
out the window at the clear sky at Pegasus. I observed a reddish colored
point of light appear from one of the stars. At first I thought it was
a comet as it moved quickly northwest. The object as bright as the stars,
quickly changed course and flew back in the opposite direction flying in
a zigzagging pattern. Michael started yelling and his two oldest sisters,
his Mom and grand Mom all came to the window and observed the erratic flight.
The object started moving up and down and the light turned off. The next
morning was the Apollo 11 launch. Five persons saw the strange flying object.
Thanks to Michael D. Hitt and Tom Sheets of MUFONGA
- OHIO SPHERE
- CINCINNATI -- On March 20, 2002, we spotted several spherical
objects that moved in straight lines, and also hovered in place for several
seconds at about 9:40 PM. The witness spotted a sphere, that was switching
from a silver to dark green color, and once in a while reddish. My coworker
spotted several others with the main one heading west, then back east.
They hovered in place for several seconds and went up through the clouds
out of sight. They moved in very straight lines.
- MUFON of Ohio State Meeting: Saturday, May 4, 2002 ,
12:00 noon to 5:00 PM, at 1205 E. Main St. Emergency Room of Sheriff's
Office, Ashland Ohio. The keynote speaker will be Dan Wright, investigator
and abduction researcher. Dan will focus on how people who have experienced
multiple alien abductions struggle to incorporate those disturbing events
into their daily lives. All are welcome. Questions or information: RLEE@NEO.R.R.COM
- MICHIGAN TRIANGLE
- WATERFORD -- On March 19, 2002, yellow and red lights
were observed flying about 200 feet in the air for about three minutes
at 8:05 AM. They then disappeared. The witness didn't know if there was
an effect on the ground probably a Close Encounter of the third kind. Thanks
to Peter Davenport Director of NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com
- INDIANA BRIGHT ORANGE UFO SEEN
- CHARLESTOWN -- On Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at 7:20 p.m.,
Gary S. was at his home in Charlestown, Indiana (population 5,993) when
he "went out to look at the comet. It was twilight, and I noticed
a bright orange light just above the horizon. At first I thought it was
a planet with the sunlight reflecting off its atmosphere. Then, after a
few minutes, it started moving in a west-northwest direction. I thought
it was pretty strange, because it was moving so quickly--too quickly for
a planet--and it was moving in the wrong direction to be a satellite. Also,
planets and satellites do not stay in one spot for five minutes and then
start moving." Gary added that the object "was orange, it appeared
round, and it was as big around as a pencil lead in diameter at arm's length."
Charlestown, Ind. is on Highway 62 about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast
of Louisville, Kentucky. Thanks to UFO Roundup Vol. 8, #15, 4/9/02 Editor,
Joseph Trainor http://ufoinfo.com/roundup
- ILLINOIS SHAPE CHANGING LIGHTS
- WHEATON -- The witness was watching the sunset on March
27, 2002, when he saw two strange orange lights slowly approach each other
on a deliberate collision course. Just before the crash they stopped, and
both turned into perfect orange lines, each one half of a centimeter in
length. I was awe struck by the two lights that they were not moving at
all, or at least not flying at plane like speeds to any degree). The strangest
part about this was the fact the together formed this---------->( _
_ ), parallel line on a perfect diagonal. They flew in formation for thirty
seconds and then the lines disintegrated back into orange lights and continued
on their paths without colliding, though getting EXTREMELY close to hitting
each other. The lights continued to move along their straight courses until
both ran into a smaller cloud never to return.
- GREENFIELD -- The witness went to lock his door on March
21, 2002, and glanced out the door window at 11:12 PM, and saw a slow moving
UFO with two very bright lights. It was very bright like a planet on a
clear night except that it had two bright lights side by side and was moving
slowly. The witness states, "I woke my husband up and he saw it, at
first he thought it was a planet until he noticed it was moving."
I thought I had time to get my camcorder, but it was gone by the time I
got outside. There was a strange hovering sound and then nothing. Thanks
to Peter Davenport Director of NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com
- MISSOURI DAYLIGHT FLYING DIAMOND SHAPE
- COLUMBIA -- April 1, 2002, a small metallic sphere was
spotted flying slowly north in broad daylight at 10:50 AM, at a constant
velocity and trajectory. It seemed to change colors as its position changed,
due to sunlight reflection. At first I thought it was a bird, but I estimate
it was 1/2 mile away and about six feet in diameter. The trajectory was
unchanged by the wind.
- ST. LOUIS - The witness reports seeing a ship in the
shape of a diamond at 5:30 PM, flying over St. Louis City where I live
on March 28, 2002. The object had two blinking lights on both sides and
it was surrounded by a fog of some sort. It stopped in mind flight then
took off straight up. Thanks to NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com
- OKLAHOMA INVESTIGATION DETERMINES IT'S A REAL UFO
- LAWTON - Investigator Jim Hickman reports on the Flying
Triangle-MUFON Case #1-774 that took place on March 11, 2002. Jim received
a sighting report from "Joe W." taken near Lawton with a fairly
strange photo attached. Dr. Bruce Maccabee, agreed to conduct the photo
analysis and asks what could this craft have been? It certainly doesn't
seem to be any military device or any type of object normally in the sky.
Internally lighted blimps seem like very strange objects at night, but
they have a distinctive shape. (There was a rash of blimp sightings and
videos back in the early 1990s, so we have video "data" on the
types of images they make...nothing like this.) Hence, unless someone has
a better idea, I would have to classify this as a True UFO (TRUFO), which
might be some sort of Alien Flying Craft (AFC) (or two such craft)? I met
with Bruce and heard his excellent talk at Pat Marcatillio's conference
in New Jersey. You can read our full report at: http://brumac.8k.com/LawtonTriangle/LawtonTriangle.html.
Thanks to Jim Hickman email@example.com MUFON Research Specialist
for Media Operations
- WYOMING FIFTEEN LIGHTS IN FLYING TRIANGLE
- LARAMIE -- On April 4, 2002, a cluster of approximately
15 lights appeared and fanned out into a V shape while flying overhead
Laramie at 7:45 PM. The witness claims, "This is the third time I
have seen the flying triangle, " Two years ago, within a two week
span, I saw a similar thing and thought it was weird but did not report
it. He said, "Tonight I saw what appeared to be fifteen lights in
a clustered shape in the sky, not far enough away to be stars but about
as far as an aircraft might fly." The cluster changed shape as I looked
towards it, and fanned out into a V shape. It continued to fly straight
ahead and I looked away. Thanks to NUFORC http://www.ufocenter.com.
- ARIZONA AMBER ORBS THAT GLOW BRIGHT, DISAPPEAR, AND REAPPEAR.
- QUARTZITE-The witness saw a very bright circular light
with a rounded dark object behind it appeared, moving northeast, and then
disappeared on March 20, 2002. It was low in the sky and moving horizontally
at 11:30 PM, then quickly veered upwards. In back of the bright light we
could see a dark rounded shape. The sky was very clear that night and we
are in a very rural area with no city lights. Then the bright light vanished
into nothing. There was no sound and either the object was very large or
very low in the sky. There was a great deal of light movement activity
in the sky afterwards for over an hour. Lights moving vertically, zigzagging,
steady lights, rapidly blinking lights, disappearing lights, but they were
not nearly as big as the first one we saw. We are both semiretired professionals.
- PHOENIX -- The object was traveling at high speed from
the south heading north then made a sharp turn upward and disappeared on
March 20, 2002. At 8:50 PM, I observed a round very bright object in the
western sky below two stars under the moon. The object was traveling at
high speed from the south heading north then made a sharp turn upward and
disappeared. The way it disappeared was really the strange part it was
like the thing hit hyper drive, traveled what looked like a short distance
upward at about a 75 degree angle and it was gone
- Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
- CALIFORNIA DAYTIME CYLINDER AND CHEVRON UFOs
- SANTA MONICA -- An associate of mine observed a cylinder
shaped object hovering high in the clear blue skies over at 4:22 PM, on
March 18, 2002, at about 2500 feet altitude. He works outside all day parking
cars so I suggested he get a video camera and catch some UFOs and he did.
He caught a cylinder shaped tube like object high in the sky. The object
made turns and sent out some kind of green energy or color on half of it.
The object was completely white in color.
- APPLE VALLEY -- On March 29, 2002, two witnesses saw
a Chevron shaped craft the in desert sky. The witness states, "My
son and I were heading south on Kiowa Road around 2:45-3:00 PM, still plenty
of daylight when I looked up in the sky and saw a strange reflection, like
from a mirror in the sun. The craft was Chevron shaped and light in color.
The top was more of a white color and the bottom portion was shinny metal.
I told my son to look at the UFO. Then it just vanished. Thanks to Peter
Davenport Director NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
- OREGON BRIGHT RED LIGHT
- GRESHAM -- The witness noticed an extremely bright RED
light in the southern sky on March 30, 2002, that had a bright steady glow
hovering at 11:00 PM. He called two witnesses from inside the house to
come out and watch. They both spotted the object and watched as it slowly
began to drift east in the sky. It was three times larger than Jupiter.
One witness grabbed the telescope and tried to get it into view to no avail.
As we were watching it slowly faded into a pinpoint, then came back big
and bright again. Finally after a few more minutes it just disappeared
by fading into a pinpoint and then it was just gone. Thanks to NUFORC
- CANADA CHEVRON
- NEWMARKET, ONTARIO -- On March 27, 2002, a "V"
shaped orange/red thing in sky was moving slowly in the distance at 6:00
PM. The witness says, "We saw a boomerang shaped object in the sky
behind our house just above the tree line. It was slowly traveling away
from us but seemed as though it was descending from the atmosphere."
It was an orange/red "v" shaped and the apex of the "v"
seemed to glow the brightest.
- COOMBS, BC -- The witness lives in the woods and was
taking out her dog on a dark overcast night with no lights around at 12:20
AM. She reports, "When I stepped out the door on March 29, 2002, I
couldn't help but notice a bright yellow orange circle moving very slow
from west to east just above me about a mile up, but below the clouds.
Suddenly it stopped for about 15 seconds, so I ran in the house and grabbed
my camera and took 3 or 4 pictures before it turned north and moved away
very slowly. All of a sudden sparks shot from it. It stayed in place for
another 10 seconds as I talked to my brother on the phone telling him and
describing what it was doing and then it just disappeared.
- MEXICO CIRCLE FALLS THEN STOPS
- PUERTO PENASCO -- The witnesses were camping on the beach
on March 31, 2002, looking at what they thought was a shooting star falling
from the sky over the ocean. Suddenly it stopped and hovered. The witnesses
could see it was a circle with small changing colors of red, blue, white
and moving rapidly around from side to side and up and down. Then it disappeared
out of our view over the ocean 9:00 PM.
- NETHERLANDS BRIGHT CIRCLE WITH DARK CENTER
- AMSTERDAM -- The witness an interdisciplinary artist
looked outside from a balconyd noticed an airplane flying above the city
at night that seemed different because it had a glare at times wide around
itself. The glare would shrink rapidly, although not completely disappearing.
It stood still for about one minute and a half then it started moving slowly
westward. As it broadened in shape the center of it would turn dark as
if hallow or empty. In fact at a point it was so large that it seemed like
it had stopped and went into shining again, like it were a star pulsing.
It was evident this was not a star as it hung immobile there in the darkness.
It enlarged in shape, still keeping a formidable and very bright light
all around itself. After two minutes the object shrunk again, became a
bright point in the sky and then begun moving farther westward, slowly.
- AUSTRALIA THREE SILVERY BEINGS SPOTTED
- AUSTRALIA'S TERRITORY OUTBACK -- UFO sightings have been
made almost nightly in Australia's Outback during the past month. People
claim to have seen colored lights in the sky, cigar-shaped and hat-like
objects moving erratically and a spate or wave of triangular-shaped craft.
One woman even claims she was approached by three silvery creatures after
a triangle-shaped craft landed in a paddock. Lou Farkis, a travel lodge
manager, told there had been many sightings by workers on the Alice Springs
to Darwin railway. He said: "There are sightings here all the time,
but in the last month they have been seen almost nightly. "About five
years ago we had a landing just 10 kilometers west of here every night
for 28 days in a row. One guy filmed it and a TV channel bought the film
from him." Mr. Farkis says another worker inadvertently photographed
a UFO while taking pictures of work at a nearby bridge. "When he got
the photograph of a bridge girder developed in Darwin, there was an object,
like a big, black ball, in the background." http://www.news.com.au.
- An Alice Springs woman was driving home last month when
she saw a light in a paddock 30 kilometers south of Wycliffe. "She
saw a triangular-shaped craft and then three silvery beings came out of
the craft and walked towards her - it was then that she panicked and drove
off." April 11, 2002, Thanks to Mysteries Phenomena UFOs
- ROSWELL MUSEUM SPEAKER
- On May 11, 2002, George Filer will be speaking at the
Roswell Museum about his experience in chasing UFOs while in the Air Force
and about the crash at Fort Dix/McGuire AFB on January 18, 1978. the so
called Roswell of the East. This little known case is very similar to the
story at Roswell, NM. Don't miss this presentation.
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