I was out on my back porch again, and spotted the pulsating orb in the Eastern sky. It was 10:54pm. It’s movements were similar to the other two reports I’ve filed. The light pulsate, the object on zoom is clearly spinning. It hovers, makes sharp directional changes. It disappears for seconds, then reappears, sometimes in a different position. When you stare at it the object appears to be reflecting like a prism. Not separate colored lights but glinting the rainbow of colors. The green mist, aura, or shroud is visible when you fixate on it.
My brother in law also witnessed this sighting and kept saying he saw green, in front of the craft. I am convinced I’m seeing it in my minds eye, but that is how he described it to me. We watched it for almost 45 minutes and went inside. We were cold. I looked a short time later and it was gone. It was about 1215pm when I checked to see if it was still there, and it wasn’t. Side note: in one of the pictures I believe the first one….. when you zoom in on it it appears there is a domed top that is translucent, possibly a window.
FEBURARY 28, 1968 …….FLIGHT NEAR JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA AREA
At 7:45 p.m., February 28, the three-man crew of an Eastern Air Lines ferry flight from St. Louis to Miami saw a string of unknown lights that caused the pilot “to take evasive action.”
Traveling at 18,000 feet, Captain Robert F. Reilman, Flight Officer A. J. Farmer and Safety Officer Rick Morrison first noticed “a red flashing light” at their altitude.
In his report to NICAP, the pilot said the light was at their 11:30 position about halfway between Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida.
“Who’s this at our 11:30 position?” Capt. Reilman asked a nearby control center.
The center replied that they had been in communication with a plane 15 miles away.
“Well, this guy isn’t 15 miles away,” the pilot replied. “He’s at 11:30, has one flashing red light and three – now four red lights strung out – one red light turned to green.”
At this point, Capt. Reilman “prepared to take evasive action.” The center radioed back that they had spotted no targets on their radar scope.
“Come on,” Reilman responded, “he’s going right by us at our 9:00 position.”
The center still replied that they had no targets and that no balloons were in the vicinity.
“I dropped the subject and proceeded to Miami,” the Captain concluded.
Pacings of ground vehicles have often badly frightened the witnesses, showing that official debunking and denials have not abated fears of UFOs. If anything, they have increased such fears, since many citizens believe the facts are kept from them. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is unique in Ufology for several reasons. Although there have been a number of eyewitness accounts of UFOs shooting beams either to the ground or at someone (Travis Walton) the case from Roaring River, Missouri has eyewitness testimony of personal items being destroyed by a beam or some other weapon from a UFO.
The UFO, in this case, was seen and photographed.
On November 22, 1966, the events of Roaring River, Missouri. The exact location was near Cassville. During deer season, two hunters were trying their luck. As one of the men returned to their campsite, he became alarmed when he saw smoke rising from their camp.
He immediately ran to find out what had happened. He discovered the hunters’ 12″X18′ tent and other equipment totally destroyed. The tent was still smoldering.
Also some shoes and records were still smoking. One of the aluminum poles that supported the tent was singed, but not burned. The aluminum cots inside their tent were melted.
Oddly, the hunters’ tent was set up under two trees, and being winter time, the leaves of the tree were dried; the leaves showed no damage at all, indicating that the destructive force was a narrow beam.
About 15 feet away was a dead tree with the top still burning. The witness then heard a low humming sound, and looking for the source, he saw an unusual object rising from the valley just beyond the burning tree. He was able to photograph the object only a few seconds after it left the ground, and managed a second photo a few seconds later. The entire sighting was no more than 20 seconds.
The humming sound coming from the UFO intensified as it picked up speed. His last look at the object put it about 40 degrees above the horizon.
It was gaining speed as it left. The UFO was of an aluminum color, reflecting the sunlight. Also, the witness saw what to him appeared to be a band around the the center of the object.
The UFO flew effortlessly as it moved into the skies. The witness walked the distance from his location to the area of the object, measuring approximately 300 feet. The object’s diameter was estimated at 25 feet, being about 8 feet thick.
The hunter had used a 620 format Argoflex camera with a coated varex 75mm, f/4.5 lens, shutter speed at 1/90 seconds, f/8 depth of field if focused at infinity was 41 feet to infinity. The two photographs were in the center of the roll with other camping exposures at beginning and end of roll.
There can be little doubt that the damage at the campsite was done by the UFO photographed by the hunter.
Ufologists are at a loss: in the sky over El Paso, Texas, a driver recorded what appears to be a glowing triangular-shaped UFO. The object was moving completely silently.
The video shows the object flying at high speed by a mysterious “glowing triangle”, and surprised not only is this unique form, but also its bright backlight. In addition, the UFO moved soundlessly, that is, he could be mistaken for extraterrestrial aircraft.
Although there are many reports of triangle-shaped craft, they are rarely captured on any type of media. American researchers of extraterrestrial civilizations and the aliens are surprised by the capture of this type of flying craft.
Every year the aliens appear on the planet more often and are manifested more and more in an amazing way – what could it be?… Some observers carefully analyzed the material and verified its authenticity. Webmaster B J Booth of the UFO Casebook did note that it was unusual that the car seemed to pace the UFO so well.
Videographer statement on UFO
Driving to work and noticed a strange light in a triangular shape toward the horizon. Took my cell phone and took pictures and a short video with my Samsung Galaxy s8.
I was on my way to work the morning of August 31, 2018 at 6:25 in the morning. I stared at the sunrise as usual because I have to stop a red light, right before I get on the freeway to work.
After a few minutes I glanced to the right and saw a glowing triangle and thought it was weird. So I took several pictures and a short video with my Samsung Galaxy S8.
It’s still new to me and noticed afterwards that the phone does an amazing thing automatically… it stabilized the video on its own. Yes, I did zoom in on the object and luckily it worked perfectly. Even if it’s explainable, it is an interesting video. pictures.
We had been visiting Jerome, AZ and drove up to scenic overlook on Hwy 89A above Jerome.
When we exited the car, I walked up to wall at NE end of parking lot. I saw a flash of light ahead of me and asked if anyone saw it. I was only one out of 4 who did.
My wife was taking a photo with her IPhone 7. When she looked at the photo, it showed what I thought I had seen. There is a flash near the wall, that moves to my right, then flashes higher above my right vision.
Next frame shows a 4 sided flying object in only one frame of the â€œlive frameâ€ and then is gone.
We have photo of it. I now believe we saw a flying ship due to the photo.
I was outside taking out the trash and saw a strange light in the sky. I had my phone on me, so I called my wife who was in the house and told her to get outside.
She was standing by the garage and I was walking back towards the house (about 90 feet). My neighbor was also outside.
It appeared to be moving towards the ground, vertically towards the area where we live. Then prior to it disappearing, it moved back towards the sky.
It was bright and disk-shaped, no sounds were present.
It stayed in one place for a few seconds and then would move erratically in a chaotic pattern, but with no recognizable signature to identify it by any means.
It was not an aircraft, because immediately as this was happening we heard two jets (aircraft of jet-like origin) moving towards the object.
We tried to videotape this with the camera phone but it was too dark, and would not be sufficient for what we saw.
After we heard the jets coming towards the area of the object, it shot across the sky and disappeared. The jets continued to make loud noise, but soon after were gone as well. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On a plane bound to Greece, a man has videotaped an unknown flying object which was flying alongside the jet. The footage was shared by passenger Kerry Flores on Youtube and has been seen by many over the world-wide video site. Comments from viewers included: “Incredible video catch. I’m thinking (sic) you got a UFO,” was one comment. While others weren’t convinced and said that it was a trail of smoke from another plane.
Either way, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that we’re not too keen on weird things flying anywhere close to us at 30,000 feet? I’m not sure about you, but if I spotted this next to my window while on a plane, I would have probably panicked a bit.
The details of a Russian Crash on or about 1969 are sketchy and somewhat suspect. This case comes from the so-called “Secret KGB Files,” which were reportedly smuggled out of the former Soviet Union.
Reportedly, $10,000 was paid for the information. The details of these secret files were first offered to the general public on 9-13-98 as part of a TNT special titled “The Secret UFO Files of the KGB.”
The show featured extraordinary film and still photographs of the UFO recovery, and also a portion of autopsy film on part of an alien body.
The event itself, according to the files, occurred in the state of Sverdlovsky, which was formerly Yekatrinburg of the USSR. The crash story follows a familiar pattern normally associated with this type of report. The fiery crash of an unknown object occurred in March 1969.
The site was secured by the Russian military, and one dead alien was found in the wreckage. The remains of the craft and alien were brought to a secure location, and the alien body was autopsied.
Both still and moving pictures were taken of the craft, its retrieval, and the alien autopsy.
The autopsy shows only an alien torso and arm. From the size of the body parts, the alien would have been an extremely small being.
The TNT special features Roger Moore, veteran actor and former James Bond, who discusses other UFO events, along with interviews with UFO experts, CIA agents, and other film.
Probably the most notable footage is from MIG gun cameras of confrontations with UFOs. There have been only a few still frames of this footage in America, and I have not been able as of this writing, 11-01-2002, to obtain the videos.
The show itself is mediocre, and its only redeeming quality is the presentation of the UFO crash story. Supposedly, the crash story was validated by secret KGB documents.
The footage at the crash site does seem to be authentic at least on several points. The truck in the film is a circa 1950 model ZIS151, which has not been used by the military for quite some time, and the truck would have been difficult to find to stage a hoax with.
Other elements of the film do not exhibit any obvious signs of a hoax, as to the movement of the soldiers, the timing of the film as to shadows, and the UFO itself.
There are also several documents shown to verify the event itself, and an eyewitness to the event who swears that the recovery mission did occur.
The footage of the autopsy film shows personnel without caps and gowns, which seemed odd to me at first, but after some research I found that this was commonplace for that era in Russia.
The furnishings in the room are acceptable, and in Russia have probably not changed much today. Three men in their 20’s and 30’s are performing the procedure, and one woman is taking notes.
The note taker is identified as KGB stenographer O. A. Pshonikina.
The alien’s torso and arm are lying together on the table as the autopsy is performed, and there are documents shown to support the autopsy.
Although the USA-Russia relationship is much improved over a few years ago, it still lacks. Any information received is subject to translation, and often times there are problems with interpretation. It is sad there is not more cooperation between the two countries.
Hi Ken: With another Covid lockdown looming over the U.K. I decided to go out UFO spotting while I was still able to do so. I wanted to see if I could capture any more anomalous objects at Dawlish. When I got there I headed towards the bridge that crosses over the railway and leads to Boat Cove. I walked up the steps and then walked across to the other side of the bridge where I stood taking photographs of the sea and surrounding area.
Then when I looked through the viewfinder of my Nikon P900 camera towards Langstone Rock at Dawlish Warren, I suddenly spotted a rod like object that flew in to frame. I immediately started to take photographs and watched as the object flew across the beach and passed directly over two people who were walking their dog along the beach there. The object then flew out of frame and I lost sight of it. I had only managed to capture the rod like object in two of the photographs that I had taken as it was moving far too fast for me to follow it with my camera.
The object was quite large and I couldn’t believe that the people walking there dog did not react to it passing over them. They must not of seen the object or felt any disturbance in the air which I found to be very odd as it was travelling at quite some speed and should of caused a lot of displacement in the air which they surely would of felt. I really wanted to walk over to their location and speak to them, but it would of taken me far too long to walk that distance and get over there on that beach by which time they would of been long gone. The photographs were taken at 5:40 PM on the 4th of November 2020, at Dawlish Devon England. All the best John.
Brownsville – On October15, 1985, on a clear spring day just before sunset, the three witnesses were driving west along Highway 20 below Camptonville. As we rounded a sharp curve, we came upon three silver discs landed in a field to the right of the road. I pulled onto the right shoulder just as the large discs suddenly shot upward in powerful ascent. I felt compelled to jump out of the car and starred excitedly up at the saucers.I felt elated and awe-struck. I estimate the size of each disc to have been between 50 and 75 feet in diameter. Above us, the discs blocked out most of the sky. They appeared quite solid and metallic, with very definite mechanical features – including a central opening from which a powerful conical beam projected straight down from each disc. The beam color was brilliant bluish-white, and we were washed with the light, yet could still see the features beneath the discs. I don’t recall any sound, but there might have been a wind – those details have grown very fuzzy over the 35 years since the encounter. I do recall that the three discs were locked into a tight triangular formation, with one disc forming an apex above the other two.
When the discs reached above a hundred feet overhead, they briefly hovered. Then all together, they tilted about 45 degrees and shot off toward the south, which took them straight across the highway and over above the Feather River Canyon, which we overlooked out to our left. As the craft traveled over the canyon, the conical beams appeared to light up a big portion of the valley – the beams would have to have been extremely powerful. When the objects reached an angle of what might have been 60 degrees in the sky over to our left, they abruptly vanished, leaving three glowing purple clouds where each disc had disappeared. Those clouds remained visible and softly glowing for the entire half-hour that it took us to complete our drive home to Forbestown, where we were temporarily staying at the time. It should be noted that I am aware of a considerable amount of amnesia and possible abduction both during and after the encounter. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
I have seen this object in the past, but I wrote it off as a star or an airplane. I do live by an airport. However, I now know this is not a star or an airplane. I believe it enjoys showing itself, or thinks people will write it off as a star if it only moves occasionally. The 10 minute video gets good at the 3 minute mark, you see flame or light from a thruster as it moves to the right. I had to move the phone to the right multiple times to keep up with the object. Note the electricity that is clearly visible all around the object. It is very clear if you focus on it. There also looks to be a field around the object. In the beginning of the 7 minute video, the object is moving around in a very peculiar fashion. I am uploading 3 videos. The 10 minute video is the first one, I took another 1 minute and 55 second video about a minute later, and the 7 minute video was 20 or so minutes thereafter. I have seen this object very often in the past, but approximately 5 days ago I saw it moving in a VERY unusual way. On that occasion, I did not grab my phone because I thought the object was too small and far away to come across well on a phone. Boy was I wrong. With the 10x zoom, you can see it much better than with the naked eye. I will continue to observe and take video of this phenomenon. It is clearly not Venus or a star. NOTE: The above image was extracted from the witness video.
I have been researching the Planet Mars for decades and I have discovered many strange objects, on the surface, thanks to the Curiosity Rover. Trying to find the hi-definition images is the hard part. NASA seems to have 100 web sites but finding the one with great images can some time be impossible. I have been recently using Gigapan and some of the images are magnificent. There seems to be many dead fossils and maybe some live ones on the surface. I have only published the ones that are clear but NASA has blurred some of the object on purpose. They are definitely trying to hide something. E-mail me with your thoughts and suggestions at email@example.com.
HI ken: I was looking out to sea from the high bridge that crosses over the railway line at Teignmouth and I was focusing primarily on the four cruise ships that were anchored just offshore in a line there. I took some photographs of the Arcadia cruise ship which had only just recently dropped anchor there. Then when I was done photographing that particular vessel I looked towards the Queen Mary 2 and Ventura cruise ship, where to my surprise two sphere shaped UFOs flew up out of the sea.
I immediately took some photographs with my Nikon P900 camera and watched in amazement as the two sphere’s flew off in separate directions and disappeared from view. These sphere objects moved so fast that I was only able to capture them together in one photograph. I captured each sphere object as they passed over each of the ships. The sphere that passed over the Queen Mary 2 seemed larger than the other one that had past over the Ventura cruise ship. Unfortunately Not much detail can be ascertained from the sphere Shaped objects in the photograph as they both exhibit motion blur due to the ludicrous speed they were traveling at.
It really was incredible that I was able to capture them at all in a photograph. The photograph was taken at 4:36 PM on the 23rd of October 2020, at Teignmouth Devon England. All the best John.
Several hours of lights appearing, multiplying disappearing. These three all come from one 12 minute long video. We were camping in the desert and it was a dark night with a crescent moon. We had just sat down to our dinner at our picnic table, when these lights appeared out in the desert. Media File 1. We see lights multiply, disappear. We are talking to nearby campers at Belle Campground. They said that they had never seen anything like it. This video is the last in sequence of these three. Media File 2. Earliest appearance from the same 12 minute long video. 7:22 pm time stamp. You hear the loud buzzing noises on audio.
Never heard this before or since on my phone. Media file 3. Another appearance that happened before #1: showing them appear and disappear. We were at this spot about one year ago, under the Hunter’s Moon, and looked for lights, but saw nothing unusual. Dr. Greer had been doing CE5 in Joshua Tree, for several nights previous to our arrival on 10-20-2020. We camped here for several more nights and saw nothing unusual. Actress Roma Downey posted a video of the lights that night on her Twitter, so she saw them too.
KENS NOTE: MUFON is trying to debunk these light as flairs. Suggesting guesses to an investigator is not investigating. THIS IS WHAT A FLAIR LOOKS LIKE…..
Went outside to look at stars as I do frequently and as I looked up I noticed a satellite/bright star sized object moving NE to SW. It would hover them jet about a thumb at arm’s length. It did this several time, turned 90 degrees up then SW again before going 90 degrees down then started the eradic movements again. It made no sound. It was bright, somewhat pulsating and as I zoomed in I could see a trail around it and it looked as if it was spinning. Eventually I lost if behind my house. It seemed to affect my camera in that my phone would zoom in and out as I was trying to record. Upon watching the video a few more times I actually noticed a 2nd object near the first. Imagine a satellite that made distinct turns. I’ve watched a lot of drone videos and I do not believe this was a drone. It was definately not a plane/sat. I took pics and it seemed to be saucer shaped object with a dome on top.
I have multiple photographers of it changing color and accelerating across the sky. I was zoomed in with a telephoto lens in the attached pictures. I used Lightroom to try to darken or lighten the images to get a better look at the subject. It moved in a way that was extremely unconventional and at speeds and angles that in my opinion are impossible. As I was taking pictures of it it continued to move across the sky then hover in one place then move again. Changing direction multiple times and hovering multiple times. It was pulsating different colors. At some points it looked more round other times it looked more tear dropped in shape (as it was moving). Some pictures show what appears to be surface lights. This was not of human origin, and was under some type of intelligent control. It was extremely high in the sky but appeared to be within our atmosphere. Contact me for a more detailed description of the event and additional photos. Original uncorked photos are available.
DATE: 1970 August-roughly-TIME: 3 am-WEATHER: clear, warm, windless, large full moonlight lit, starry night.
SIGHTING LOCATION: YUMA ARIZONA
So, this is what ‘THEY’ look like up close, and I bet nobody has ever seen them do this!
WITNESSES: 16 people…six adults, 10 young people ranging in ages from 49 to 10.
SHAPE_OF_OBJECTS: inverted ‘pie-pan’ metal saucers, which morphed into sparkling white orbs, then back into saucers again.
I will skip the details of my brother and my interest in science fiction….which led to us sitting in the front cab of our camper motor home, looking at the stars, as our convoy of relatives made a lengthy rest stop. The night was clear as bell. We were parked by a lone hill, on a rarely used back road, coming into Yuma Arizona. I say rarely used because, the whole hour we were there, no other cars happened past us. We were on the outskirts of the city, parked in the actual dirt road, beneath a tall telephone pole, on the earlier mentioned lone hill. Just a large bump of dirt really, that had missed getting leveled with the rest of the dirt road. I remember the full moon being so bright one could see far into the field across the road from us. In this same field, left of the drivers side of the camper, about 500 ft. away, I noticed a string of blue lights, lying parallel on the ground, and I thought we might be near an airfield landing strip. The lights were like small dark blue stars, the way a black light bulb looks these days.
There were two large oak trees in the vast field of yellow waving dry grass, close to the dirt road, about a 300 ft. away. The grass was not very tall, just like the dead, sun scorched grasses of any given field…about 5 ft. high. I am 5 ft. 7 inches tall, so the grass would be waist high to me, if I were out standing in it. I thought the blue lights were a landing strip, because they were that hot electric blue color, and there were about 18-20 of them, equally spaced apart in the field of dead grass, but there were no buildings, or farms, or anything for miles all around us, and NO AIRPORT! just the two huge oak trees, the twin strips of landing lights on the ground, the endless grass, and the black, diamond twinkling silhouette of the Yuma Arizona city skyline in the far distance. A thought crossed my mind for a quick second. Where was the source of electrical power for these lone lights, and who turns them off, and on in an empty field, in the middle of nowhere?
To the right hand side, lay the city’s brightly lit black skyline. It had to have been at least 10 miles away, but as the land was generally flat, we had a totally unobstructed view of it. Wondering why planes would want to land in the middle of an empty field, by an oak tree no less, we watched the supposed landing strip to pass the time, hoping to see an approaching plane coming in for a landing…. We looked away for just a moment, to ask for a snack plate through the adjoining camper service window. We hadn’t even looked away two minutes, when I noticed, a set of landing lights, one red, two white, and one greenish aqua, coming in low, just over the grass of the field, headed straight towards us! How could I have missed the sound of this approaching flight? I thought it was strange, they were airplane lights, but it was flying way too low, vertical to the horizontal landing light strip, and it was coming in painfully slow…too slow, like it was gliding or crashing? We didn’t no which, so we watched it for about 15 minutes. We wound down the window to listen if we could hear a motor in distress or something… Earlier, there had been crickets chirping, and all sorts of fresh night sounds, now there was nothing, just a deafening roar of silence.. No noise from the low flying plane either.. The plane could not have been one mile away from us, approaching, but it was taking it forever to get to us.
Agonizingly slow, so slow it appeared to be standing still, which might have been the case! When it finally reached the two oak trees, it flew between them, but not past them, and began to ascend, slowly, straight up through the lowest branches, and low and behold, another set of lights, exactly the same, rose up right underneath the first pair! I said, if I didn’t know any better, I would have sworn that, that second plane came straight out of the ground, or had been waiting on the ground for the first plane’s arrival… The spread of the planes’ wing-span was the length of maybe a commercial tour plane, or a crop duster, it was not that big, about as wide as 5 average cars parked head to tail lengthwise. Strange thing, these planes were still moving forward painfully SLOW…and flying just over the top of the grass…skimming it actually. When both planes reached the oak tree branches, the upper most one veered right, seemingly to purposely give the bottom set of lights room to move up. We then knew we would now get a better view of these two slow planes as they rose as high as the top leaves of the oak trees they passed, and they were STILL approaching us. My brother wanted to shine our blindingly bright camper spotlight on them…but I warned him not to…very unsure why, but I told myself, he might blind the pilots, but these planes were doing things no piloted earth planes could do, and maybe the light they might shine back at us might not be so good.
Maybe they were helicopters?
We thought this because they rose straight up in the air, and hovered there for minutes at a time, then they seemed to play with each other, turning, backing up, gyrating back and forth, like boats rocking on deep water, and flitting about, just like a humming bird can do. They seemed aware of each other’s slightest movement, like they were alive? Plane #1 was now just above the two trees in the field, #2 was just above the grass, in plain view, but darkly shadowed by the trees’ dense branches. They were both still facing us by the position of the landing lights, when plane #1 suddenly descended so quickly and violently atop #2, we knew they would crash together…. and crash they did, and there was absolutely NO NOISE. We saw them hit, wobble as if stunned, and just bounce off each other, continuing slowly, both ascending through the tree’s thick heavy branches. The branches bent, and gave way around them, but didn’t break. There was NO NOISE of leaves rustling, as this happened, and we were close enough to have heard that. By now they were just over the treetop’s leaves, moving into the brilliant full moonlight, as they silhouetted against the moon, just above the telephone pole on the one dirt hill, now, on our right hand side, we began screaming.
The planes were not planes!
They had no wings, no sound, and they were completely circular…Like two gigantus pie pans put together! To this day I believe they heard us scream, because up until then, they seemed only interested in each other, and totally unaware of our presence. They hovered mid-air, after the screams, then began to descend slowly, right on top of us!
They were close enough for us to view the full under side of the ships since they were no higher than the top of the telephone pole…lets see, pole plus hill… They were just about 50 ft. above us, and they gave an appearance of being as light as the air itself by how gently they floated down. They were huge solid metal objects reflecting in the moonlight, but they floated, and gyrated about like weightless spinning leaves in the warm windless night, and they were still descending. They were close enough for me to hit them, if I threw a rock, and I can’t throw worth a dime! They were bigger than our camper and they were going to land right on top of us! All our party heard us screaming, and stuck their heads out the camper door, and out their several car doors, and looking up, they started screaming too…
The saucer shaped circles were nickel colored, dull smooth steel on top with a raised flat darker top, and underneath an equally protruding flat black circular portioned bottom. No windows, seams, or doors were apparent. The colored landing lights, which had no rays, shone bright head on, but dully, when view from underneath!
They were low enough now to block out the moonlight, and they were 3x the size of our camper which was the largest vehicle, holding a family of seven! OH! They WERE going to land on top of us!!! Suddenly, in the den of our commotion, as if becoming aware of our terror, they stopped descending, just stopped in mid-air, whirling like fitted stationary gyroscopes. Flying side by side, the two saucers went up on their sides together, from a horizontal to a vertical position, in perfect synchronization, and now stood in the sky, a stones’ throw above us, like two huge pewter silver wheels. Suddenly an intensely bright light like a 4th of July sparkler started pushing out the middle of their dark bottom protrusions, while the same thing was happening simultaneously on the top protrusion, and all this met together around the rims length wise in a cohesive whole. They literally transformed from dull flat saucers into huge glowing orbs, right in front of, or right over our heads, about 25 ft. up, or closer, since I could hit them with a rock if I had had the nerve to throw one! no sparks dropped, or heat or noise was apparent. no smell of smoke or exhausts. This took only a matter of seconds to happen, and the minute the transformation was complete, both balls of light shot off like white hot meteors, in the direction of the Yuma city skyline… It took less than a minute for them to reach the city, where they hovered up and down just above it, looking for all the world like bouncing stars, glittering blue, then white, then red then green.
They flew all along the top of the city, then they started back toward us! Food, supplies, and people flew everywhere. Getting in our perspective vehicles, and gunning the motors, we went from 0 to 90 in six minutes flat, raising a cloud of dust so thick we could barely see through it! Looking out our windows, and up, we could see the objects were back, and following us from the sky. They were now as high as any commercial plane, and looked like two planes from up there, but they were still flying in sync, and turning on a dime up there! They had their row of landing lights back on, and they were saucers again, but this time the lights were flashing like a real plane would do. They followed us (chased?) to the edge of the cities’ outskirts where we slowed down, feeling safe enough to park, and watch them veer off, and up, back in the general direction from which we had just come! So you see, I know UFOs can transform shapes, and saw how they did it… I got the distinct impression they were as curious about us, as we were as scared of them.
They seemed playful, if a machine could have a personality, like one kitten would play with another. I think they thought our camper and cars were worth looking at. until we popped out of them….like fleas or a virus, I suppose! Just an impression I got! Indulge me! We saw many, many more types after that, a few up very close, but not quite as personal! I continue to watch the skies. I am 52 years old now, and I have had enough UFO experiences to last a lifetime. They keep happening though! I believe they still frequent Arizona, and various parts of Mexico, they got us there too! I have seen them actually disappear right while I was watching, so I know they can do that as well. I have to add, I thought they only frequent the rural areas, I was wrong, a couple of good city experiences took care of that! I tell this story to whomever wants to hear it. It never gets dull for me…this was before video cameras, and for some reason I am glad no one thought to use one of our, then, antiquated cameras with a flashbulb. geesh! I will consider writing some more of my UFO experiences soon. I see there is more of an interest now than when I was coming up. I was 19 or 20 when this happened to my family while traveling across the USA from California, to Mississippi. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
As a result of some local publicity in May and June of 1998, we were informed that a photograph of several UFOs near Tagish Lake was taken some years back.
In July of 1998 an investigation led to the identification of the secondhand witness who was in possession of a slide duplicate of the image.
A copy of the slide was made, a preliminary analysis performed, the witness was interviewed and results are presented in this report.
We know that there was a total of seven objects from witness testimony. This is important since object 7 (the smallest object) is almost indistinguishable from bright reflections off the mountain rocks.
Sighting Description and Story Background
Two couples were doing some recreational boating on Tagish Lake in 1970 (approx.). Tagish Lake is a large glacial lake about 100km(60 miles) south of Whitehorse, the Territory’s capital. The two couples were travelling in two separate boats.
To respect their anonymity, we will simply refer to the two men involved in this story by their first names, Jim and George. George was in his early 50’s and Jim was in his mid 60’s around that time. Note: since the writing of this report, Jim’s surviving daughter has been contacted. She has given her permission to disclose his identity.
It was about 10 am when they were travelling southbound on the lake. It was windy and the water was a bit on the rough side. Jim’s boat was smaller than George’s and also had an open top. George and his wife where driving in a closed and larger boat. Because Jim had a smaller boat and wanted to stay out of the roughest water, he was travelling close to the shoreline while George and his wife could afford to travel out in the middle of the lake and were about 5 to 8 kilometres back.
While travelling along the edge of the lake, Jim and his wife saw seven strange glowing orbs as shown in the photograph (Figure 1). There are four closer objects and three more further up the mountainside. Jim estimated that they were 3 to 4 feet in diameter. They moved about slowly for the estimated 15 minutes that they watched them as he and his wife traveled down the lake.
The four closer objects eventually made their way up the mountain to join the other objects. George was too far back to notice the objects and didn’t even have sight of Jim’s boat.
His concentration was devoted to the rough water. Jim or his wife never mentioned anything to George until the film was developed, about a week later. We can speculate that this may have been because of the fear of ridicule or disbelief. That is until Jim had the slide in hand.
As far as George knows this was the only photo of the objects that Jim took.
Jim used slide film and made a couple of slide duplicates for George. George submitted one to the Weather Office who submitted it the Department of National Defence in Ottawa.
About a year later George was curious to find out what the department found from their analysis so he asked the person at the Weather Office to look into it. The answer he got back was that that information was classified.
The testimony of the secondhand witness George sounded very sincere. George was curious about what Jim saw and photographed and added that neither him nor Jim have or have had a big interest in the UFO phenomenon.
There was no apparent reason for Jim to make up the story or to fake the photograph. Jim’s story which was related by George sounded sincere and the two were close friends. Jim was the Chief Grain Inspector of Canada around that time and therefore it is unlikely he would have risked his credibility by perpetuating a hoax.
One question which often comes up is “Why is there only one photo of the objects when Jim observed them for 15 minutes?” Of course there may have been more photos that we are not aware of but as far as George knows, Jim only had the one image.
However, during the September 1998 field trip, one possible explanation for the one photo theory came to mind. As I was holding up the UFO photo in front of me, looking at the scene, and simultaneously trying to steer the outboard motor to get into Jim’s position, one thing very quickly became apparent. When I imagined what the real scene must of looked like, it almost sent chills down my spine.
Although, UFO#1 looks only like a dot in the photograph, UFO#1 would of looked ” DAM CLOSE ! ” in real life. If Jim wanted to at the time he could of driven the boat towards the UFO and been underneath it in less than 30 seconds and taken more photographs at very close range.
Surrounded by ice cold water it wouldn’t surprise me if he would have chosen to do just the opposite; that is, take one quick photo and continue to drive down the lake while keeping a somewhat fearful and very watchful eye on the objects
The prints were scanned using a UMAX 1220S Scanner ranging from 150 to 1200 dpi. To reduce download times, the images on this web site are not the full resolution scans.