White Rock appears to have enjoyed a special preview of Star Wars this past weekend, as four independent sources are claiming to have seen strange goings on in the night sky there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. North Delta resident Graham Conway, president of UFO*BC, is quite impressed with the number of unexplained sightings. “I don’t understand what’s going on,” he said. “For some reason there’s a lot of activity going on in White Rock. This is such a collection of such good eye witness stuff.” A man reportedly ran into the Ocean Beach pub about 10 pm Friday, “stuttering like mad” that he’d seen a huge blue plasma ball cruising over Semiahmoo Bay. “He said it was monstrous,” said UFO tracker Bill Oliver, of Guildford. “He was rattled big time.” Whatever it was cast such a bright light it lit up the sea beneath and “apparently acted in an intelligent manner,” said Conway. The thing apparently cruised over the bay, around Kwomais Point and “out of sight.” Then on Saturday, the really interesting stuff began.
Two young women and a girl, South Surrey residents, were at the McDonald’s restaurant on Johnston Road when they claim to have seen a huge boomerang-shaped object with eight lights on front, at about 10 pm. Shaking with fear, they watched it move “very, very slowly” for about eight seconds before it took off. Conway said the experience left the 11-year-old girl crying and one of the women, 18, so disturbed she slept with her light on the following two nights. About five minutes after that sighting two women were standing on White Rock pier when they claim to have seen a wedge-shaped object ‘a flying triangle’ traveling below the tree level. They watched it for about three or four minutes as it headed across the bay, away from White Rock. Then on Sunday, about 10:15 pm, Jen Pieschel and her boyfriend Kevin Pearce saw a wedge-shaped object flying over Highway 99, near the Crescent Road turnoff. They saw it had blue and red flashing lights, and then spotted an amber flash, like a flare, from a second craft. “We saw something weird,” Pieschel said. “We just want to know what it was.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
I was in charge of the Computer Programming curriculum at the local community college nearly three years ago, when my wife and I saw a UFO. It was early spring on a warm day with the last fading hints of a beautiful sunset behind the mountains on the west side of the river. We pulled into Peachtree Quick Stop. Kathy went into the store and I stayed outside to get gas. Kathy stuck her head out and yelled, “John! Look at that!” She pointed across the road, out past the field by the General Textile plant. I saw a black shape streaking through the valley, over the river. It looked as if it had come from behind the hospital and was heading in the direction of Murphy. The first thing I noticed was that it was moving very quickly. The second thing was that it was making no sound at all. I was not particularly excited, and I certainly wasn’t afraid. The clerk was telling Kathy that he had been watching it fly through the valley for the last thirty minutes, and it seemed to upset him.
He kept asking, “What is that thing?” I went back outside, and watched it for a few minutes from the side of the road. Eventually, I crossed the road and watched it for nearly thirty minutes. It was a very dark, flat black, and I saw no lights reflecting off the object. It had red and green lights, but they were in the wrong configuration for an aircraft. It could fly at nearly hover speed, and then in a matter of a couple of seconds, it would accelerate to a speed I estimated to be 300 knots. This craft made no sound at all. It usually flew with the point of the boomerang pointed in the direction of flight, but at other times it seemed to be able to fly sideways just as easily. Perhaps this was an optical illusion. I saw no conventional directional controls such as aerilons, elevators, or vertical stabilizers. This triangular craft stood out in clear contrast as a black object between me and the mountains. On several occasions, it flew below the trees that line the river. It was about 100 or 200 yards from the road, and was clearly visible as it hovered in front of me.
Then, it turned and streaked back up the valley towards the college. We then drove down the mountain and were crossing the bridge over the river as we entered Clay County. I saw something in my headlights and hit the brakes. We slowed to maybe 10 or 15 miles per hour and stared at the huge craft clearly visible in our car’s headlights. It was nearly hovering just over the trees next to the road at the horse farm. We got to within 100 yards of the craft. It took nearly five seconds from the time the front of the craft went over the centerline of the road until the tail end crossed the same line In shape, it was a cross between a triangle and a shortened and thickened boomerang. There were no straight lines or sharp angles, it was smoothly curved over its entire shape. We could see the entire bottom of the craft. I slowed the car and stopped, just as it accelerated at a tremendous rate silently over the river back in the direction of Peachtree.
I started driving up the road very slowly as Kathy looked for the craft to return. We had gone through Brasstown and were rounding the sharp curve back to the right just as Kathy called out, “There it is!” The craft flew down the valley to the fire station at an estimated speed of 100 knots. It changed course and flew over the Campbell Folk School, heading in the general direction of Martins Creek. We went on home and made separate drawings and decided the craft was 50 feet long with a 75 feet wing span. It was about ten to fifteen feet thick at the front, tapering smoothly to a thickness of about three or four feet at the rear. It was an extraordinary experience This is the first time I’ve told my story to the world-at-large. Thanks to JD. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
There are also calls to remove the stigma for aviators who report UAP sightings and to ensure oversight of government programs that investigate them.
Retired Maj. David Grusch, who went from being part of the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force to becoming a whistleblower, told the House Oversight Committee’s national security subcommittee that he had been denied access to some government UFO programs but that he knows the “exact locations” of UAPs in U.S. possession.
In response to public interest and political pressure, federal and military agencies have shared a trove of information about unexplained aircraft encounters — but many sightings have been found to be of pedestrian origin, from weather balloons to drones, airborne trash, and birds.
On Wednesday, Defense Department spokeswoman Susan Gough issued a statement saying the Pentagon’s inquiries had not turned up “any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently,” as The Associated Press reports.
Grusch also alleged that the U.S. has retrieved “non-human” biological matter from the pilots of the crafts, adding, “That was the assessment of people with direct knowledge on the [UAP] program I talked to, that are currently still on the program.”
While he refrained from sharing any further information in the public hearing, Grusch offered to disclose details behind closed doors.
Grusch said he hasn’t personally seen any alien vehicles or alien bodies, and that his opinions are based on the accounts of over 40 witnesses he interviewed over four years in his role with the UAP task force.
“My testimony is based on information I have been given by individuals with a longstanding track record of legitimacy and service to this country — many of whom also shared compelling evidence in the form of photography, official documentation, and classified oral testimony,” Grusch said, adding that the trove of evidence has been intentionally kept secret from Congress.
Graves recounted an incident with a flying object off the coast of Virginia Beach in 2014. While flying an F-18, he said, he came upon an aircraft that looked like a “dark gray or black cube inside of a clear sphere” that he estimated to be five to 15 feet in diameter and unlike any aircraft he has ever seen. Grave claimed the UAP could remain stationary despite hurricane-force winds.
He told lawmakers that his squadron submitted a safety report at the time but that he received no official acknowledgment of the incident. According to the former pilot, UAP encounters in that region were “not rare or isolated.”
Graves has since founded Americans for Safe Aerospace, a group that supports aviators who have reported UAPs. He stated that the objects that are reportedly being seen by military and commercial pilots “are performing maneuvers that are unexplainable due to our current understanding of our technology and our capabilities as a country.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
For decades, NATO forces flexed their muscles against the Warsaw Pact, each nation conducting a dangerous cat and mouse game of testing defences, both in the air and at sea. At its height, Soviet aircraft flew many intrusive flights into the North Atlantic knowing they would be tracked by the many NATO radar/listening facilities stretching from Iceland down to Britain via means of ground, sea and airborne means. NATO’s response was (and still is) swift and efficient in challenging the intruders. The ‘game’ was also enacted at sea as Soviet submarines regularly left their bases in the Barents Sea in an attempt to enter the North Atlantic undetected, but their movements were closely monitored by NATO and the appropriate action taken. Although the Cold War is now a thing of the past and Russian air incursions are few and far between, NATO remains watchful and ready to react at a moments notice. It was during 1970 and 1971 that the Western Alliance became increasingly concerned at a speight of incidents involving UFOs over the North Atlantic Ocean and the Eastern coastline of Britain. As a result, a highly secret and operation was instigated to try to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all.-
Operation Aeneid was a combined operation involving the RAF, the USAF and members of the Royal Observer Corps. It involved the establishment of secret observation centres around Great Britain, including at least four in Lincolnshire, that were constantly manned throughout the Autumn and Winter of 1970 and the Spring of 1971. A number of UFO sightings were made, including one in broad daylight off the Lincolnshire coast. The latter involved an appearance by a huge UFO, reportedly 180 feet long and accompanied by numerous ball-shaped objects that had a glass-like appearance. These spent several hours hovering over the RAF bombing range at Donna Nook and was witnessed by at least half-a-dozen airmen. During the course of the operation, UFOs were tracked on many occasions and fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept. During one incident, two aircraft ordered to intercept a UFO over the North Sea suddenly found themselves surrounded by strange unknown craft. In a separate incident, a General Electric Lightning fighter was scrambled from RAF Binbrook to intercept a UFO.
Ground Radar monitors had both the UFO and fighter on screen when suddenly the two ‘targets’ merged into one before separating again. Although voice transmission was lost and later regained, the aircraft crashed into the sea and the pilot was lost. Wreckage was later recovered at sea by the crew of HMS Kiddleston, but the pilot’s body was never found. What remained of the aircraft was later transported to RAF Binbrook – which was unusual. Normally, all wreckage from air accidents are taken to Farnborough for thorough investigation, but on this occasion the rules were changed. Air accident investigators from Farnborough had to travel to RAF Binbrook to undertake their examination. On their arrival at Binbrook, they found the wreckage hidden behind a tarpaulin in a hanger; their usual access to such wreckage was restricted; they were only permitted to perform a cursory examination. They were amazed to discover that many of the aircraft’s flight instruments were missing.
Their removal had been a serious breach of regulations and although told the instruments would be returned, they never were. The investigating team were constantly supervised by five civilians, two of whom were Americans. After only a few hours, the team were told their job was over, to pack up their bags and go. The following day, members of the team were summoned to the main office at Farnborough and told in no uncertain terms not to discuss any aspect of the crash with anyone, not even members of their own families. The reason? National Security. Since then, UFO activity has continued apace in the North Atlantic and North Sea. In recent times, that activity has been reported off the coasts of Lincolnshire, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark and the south coast of Iceland. ‘Confrontations’ have occurred between elements of the NATO fleet and huge triangular objects seen emerging into and from the sea. On 20 December 1992, three UFOs were tracked coming down and entering the sea off the east coast of Iceland.
The following day, Icelandic fishermen off the north east coast were confronted by very large, very fast, “moving underwater craft” which displayed flashing coloured lights. These USOs (Underwater Submarine Objects) appeared to be accompanied by a glowing airborne object travelling south towards the coast of Scotland. As the USOs moved through the water they came into contact with and damaged fishing nets. The fishermen concerned told me they were used to submarine activity in the area, but said these particular craft were definitely not normal submarines. They moved too fast through the water, had flashing lights, and were far larger than anything they had seen before. The fishermen were so frightened by the events they contacted Icelandic authorities who immediately dispatched Icelandic Coast Guard vessels to act as escorts. On 23 December 1992, an Icelandic Coast Guard vessel and two gunboats were ordered to take up station off Langeness, an area where UFOs had been seen entering the water.
The operation was conducted in great secrecy and I was told the crews felt very uneasy. Their role was to observe and report. A short time later, three American warships took up station in the area and were eventually joined by a fleet of NATO warships, including some from Britain. A simple check with newspapers in the week leading up to Christmas of that year will reveal the gathering was described as a military exercise. Few bothered to appreciate that it was extremely strange and unusual for a massive NATO naval exercise to take place so close to Christmas. On 24 December 1992, the crews of two British ‘Hunter Killer’ submarines were recalled from Christmas leave. HMS Tireless and HMS Trenchant put to sea to link up with the NATO surface fleet. At the same time, Icelandic Coast Guard vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up station at Alice Fjord off the east coast of Iceland. British newspapers then put out a story that surface ships had entered the area to track a very large underwater craft, believed to be a new generation of Russian submarine.
I then received further information from contacts that a further four UFOs had been seen to descend and enter the same area of sea. Icelandic sources also confirmed that the entire operation was linked to tracking “unknown underwater alien craft”. Around this time, a massive sea search was put into operation to locate a surface vessel which had reportedly gone missing. The search continued in great secrecy for several days, but without success. Then, on 12 January 1993, smaller Icelandic vessels had to take shelter at Langeness Fjord because of appalling weather conditions which continued for approximately three weeks. The largest ships of the NATO fleet remained at sea. By the 6 February 1993, the weather had improved sufficiently for ships to put back to sea. Icelandic Coast Guard vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up their original positions on picket duty. All was quiet at sea for the next few days, until suddenly all ships in the area received a message from the American Flotilla, comprised of three Destroyers.
The message instructed all ships to stand off and not to approach any closer than three nautical miles. All ships complied. While outside the ‘exclusion zone’ ships radar’s suddenly detected sixteen airborne objects which were then visibly seen to approach the American vessels and then hover directly above them. Crews on outlying boat saw the brightly lit amber coloured objects remain stationary for a short time before they suddenly sped away in unison at great speed. The watching crews were bemused and knew the objects could not possibly have been helicopters, not least because of the poor weather conditions and the fact they were too far from land. On 15 April 1993, all ships involved in the secret operation were ordered to search for yet another American warship which had gone missing. Only two American Destroyers were now visible to the outlying ships. The names of both the remaining American ships had been removed and the crews were seen wearing full battle dress.
Elements of the Russian Navy had now joined the operation and were working in unison with the NATO surface fleet at the mouth of the Barents Sea. On one occasion radio communication between the Russian ships were understood to say: “We are engaging unknown underwater craft.” On 16 April 1993, British newspapers carried the headline, ‘Joint American and Russian Military Exercises About To Take Place’. They announced: ‘For the first time since World War Two, joint exercises involving elite American and Russian troops are about to take place on Russian soil. The area of operation is said to be Siberia. The arrival point of the American troops, was Tiksi.’ Tiksi is the nearest Russian Port to the area where the naval operations were taking place. Due to severe security warnings given to all personnel regarding the leaking of information, no further information was forthcoming. Information about other incidents did continue to reach me however, such as one that took place on 21 April 1993, when the crew of an Icelandic Airlines aircraft, travelling from London to Iceland, became aware that two large balls of white light had joined them as they passed over the coast of Scotland.
The bright “glowing balls” took up position on either side of the aircraft towards the tail. The objects maintained this position all the way to Iceland and only when the aircraft began it’s descent to Keflavik Airport did they depart. During the many months that followed Icelandic fishermen remained nervous and concerned as they repeatedly witnessed strange aerial phenomenon in the sky close to their fishing grounds. On one occasion, several tubular objects with “glowing blue-like fluorescent lights” hovered over fishing boats who then experienced a complete power loss for several minutes. Eventually the objects disappeared and power was restored. At 7.30pm on Monday, 12 February 1996, I received a ship-to-shore telephone call from a fishing vessel in the Denmark Straight, off the West Coast of Iceland. The caller told me that a huge triangular craft had appeared and was hovering low in the sky close to his boat. At that precise moment the transmission was cut off. Approximately fifteen minutes later the caller rang again to say that all electronics on the ship had suddenly failed.
He told me that he and the rest of the crew had seen the triangular object move away from the boat then suddenly descend into the sea. The moment it had disappeared all electronic power was restored. At 9.00pm on Sunday, 18 February 1996, a further call was received from the boats at sea. On this occasion the caller told me that the whole crew were terrified because three huge black triangular objects, accompanied by three independent red balls of light, had come out of the sea and were hovering silently in the air close to their boats. I asked if the balls of light were connected to the triangles and he said, “No they are totally seperate and independent”. The caller was asked if the triangles were showing on the ships Radar. He replied, “No the Radar is not picking them up, the whole crew are standing on the deck watching them.” Were the objects close to the boat? “Yes, they are hovering near the port bow, we’re all scared”. Asked if he could hear any sound coming from the objects, he replied, “No there’s no sound coming from them”. Were there any lights on the triangles? “Yes there are small lights on different parts of them.” He then said, “The whole crew are out on deck watching them”.
Suddenly the transmission was lost and the phone went dead. A short time later the connection was restored and the voice at the other end said, “The objects have now gone, they all descended and went down into the sea”. At 3am. on Monday, 19th. February, 1996 a call was received in the middle of the night, from a fishing boat at sea, off the coast of Iceland. The caller said, ” We have just been watching a gigantic sphere, hovering in the air, not very far from our boats. It slowly moved away from us and then descended and disappeared into the sea. We have no idea what it was.” An hour later the telephone was ringing again and once again the message was from the fishing boat. “There are now six large florescent tube like objects hovering in the air close to our position, they are a blue color and not making a sound. All these strange things are making the crew very frightened, we don’t like all this”. At 10.55pm. on Tuesday, 23rd. April, 1996, a further telephone call was received from a ship which was fishing 200 miles South West of the coast of Iceland.
The caller said, ” You are not going to believe what we have just seen. We were fishing fairly close to a group of American Warships and suddenly there was a blinding flash of light and one of the warships just disappeared in front of our eyes. I know it sounds crazy, but I can assure you it happened a short time ago. Soon after this an American boat came over to us an ordered us and other fishing boats to leave the area immediately. Our Captain didn’t need any telling, he told us to get our boat out of the area as quickly as possible and to return to our base in Iceland. We are now making our way back. The incident has upset us all, particularly the Captain, he has retired to his cabin with a bottle of whisky”. On Sunday, 19 January 1997, A large number of UFO-related events occurred off the south coast of Iceland. Reports were received of large numbers of UFOs gathering over the sea. I can assure readers that these reports were coming from ships at sea, witnesses on the ground and from airline pilots. On Monday, 20 January 1997, airliners attempting to land and depart from Keflavik Airport were delayed because UFOs were seen flying in civilian air corridors.
Only when the UFOs had departed were things returned to normal. Recent information from our Spanish contacts reveal that their fishermen have also reported seeing huge triangular craft and other objects coming out of the sea off the coast of Ibetha. These are currently being investigated. There is no doubt that these extraordinary events are not something recent or new to the areas most effected. They have been occurring since the early 1960s and appear to have continued unabated to the present day. Thirty years ago, pilots and other witnesses described amazing speeds and aerial manoeuvers and cited their apparent ability to operate equally as well in the oceans. Perhaps they are not visitors from another planet, perhaps they have always existed in the darkest, deepest depths of our oceans. If so, could it be that their increasing appearance is tied to the ecological damage we are inflicting on our planet’s surface, as well as in our Oceans? Speculation I know, but an interesting possibility. On the other hand, what if they are indeed visitors from another planet? Why are they here and what are their intentions? They act secretly and come and go like shadows in the night, watching our every move. Why are UFOs seen so often in the vicinity of military bases, nuclear missile sites or in areas of military operations?
During the winter of 1964-1965 at the location of Scotland’s northern most Early Warning radar tracking station, RAF Saxa Vord in the Shetland Isles, a serious and relatively unknown incident took place which was witnessed by ground Radar personnel who were on duty at the time. The case was also documented and recorded by the Royal Air Force themselves. My source reports: Radar Operators observed a stationary return on the early warning radar which gained their interest and curiosity. The object was observed sitting motionless at a height of approximately 20,000 feet. (I asked him how the height of the return was established and he informed me that it was obtained by using the radar’s height finder on the system.) The return was a very strong signal which showed up clearly on the radar as a “real structured object”, but what caused immediate concern was the fact that this particular object could not be readily identified by the personnel on duty.
Seeing as this was during the “cold war”, the personnel had to assume that this anomalous radar return was an incoming hostile as it was now slowly approaching toward the North coast of Scotland from a North Easterly direction. There was no reply from the IFF (which was to inform them if the incoming was friend or foe) so the unknown was treated by the on duty personnel as if it were a hostile, possibly Russian. For an unspecified amount of time, the unknown object slowly continued to approach toward the Scottish coast, a few minutes followed then a QRA alert was sent to RAF Leuchars in Fife, who in turn, scrambled 2 English Electric Lightnings (which were the interceptor aircraft at that time) to intercept and identify the incoming threat. RAF Leuchars was the nearest station at this time to deal with such a request. NOTE: I did ask my source the initial range and distance from the coast, that the radar detected the anomaly from, but he could not answer me due to the fact that it may be giving away confidential and secret information, which we do respect here at UFO Scotland.
Reporting is one thing but spilling official secrets is not our aim. It has to be said that this range information will also be well outdated by now anyway. The two Lightnings were vectored, via ground controllers, towards the incoming bogey but as they approached the locale of the unknown object, my source hinted that the object seemed to become aware of this fact and what happened next suprised them all. The object just proceeded to go vertical,rapidly, directly up and up until it was lost on the height finder on the radar system. I then asked the witness “at what height the Height finder could lose track” and he reported that it was about 100,000 feet. Significant point: It is a well known fact that no aircraft on this planet at that time or during present day, had or have the capabilities of performing these types of manouveres captured on Radar or could even climb to that altitude period. The witness then told me that he believed that the anomaly was definately exhibiting intelligent control and was in his honest opinion “Not one of ours!” At one point, when the unknown was witnessed by the radar operators to go vertical instantaneously, the two operators just looked at eachother, shook their heads and said “NO”.
It was further established during the interview that Ground Radar returns were out of the question seeing as this incident took place over the North Sea and not over land. The case was apparently logged through the official channels and apparently, the scrambled Lightnings got nowhere near their targets. The whole incident still remains unexplained to date and the witness informed me that this particular incident was the only unexplained event that he had ever witnessed during his career and that he did feel that it should be logged as an important sighting pertaining to ufo research and our search for the “REAL TRUTH” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Terry Kimbrell MUFON/ISUR Field Investigator reports sighting a boomerang shaped UFO on the night of May 8, 1999. We were star gazing outside at 10:27 PM, when my niece exclaimed WOW!!! When I looked up, I saw a “darker than night” boomerang-shaped shadow glide silently overhead. My 16 year old niece and myself witnessed the “glide-over.” Even though my field of view was brief, the boomerang outline was very distinct. The object had rounded edges, with 7 yellow-gold lights lining the front edge. One light was at the front and three were down each leg. The lights did not reflect on the object, just points of light, as if they might be recessed. I lost sight after the object passed over the roof of the house. The first sighting was by my niece who saw the object at 40 degrees above the horizon. She saw five patterns connected together in a V-shape at less than a mile. They were a dull gray, reflecting the city lights in the distance from below. She made a drawing on my request showing the shape of the patterns.
There were concave arcs on the front and convex arcs on the back. She did not see the 7 lights, that is one reason I think they were recessed in the object. I saw them when the craft was directly overhead. The apparent size was 2 to 3 inches from tip to tip at arm’s length giving it a calculated size of 500 to 600 feet. The angle of the boomerang wing was 120 degrees. The craft was flying from the west to the northeast at 500 to 600 MPH. Its altitude was 2,000 to 3,000 feet. The sighting was for 5 to 7 seconds. We contacted police, radar sites, and Sergeant Pintar Shaw Air Base, Sumter, SC. She said they only had F-16’s stationed there and no Stealth aircraft, nor boomerangs, etc. My investigation is still ongoing. I made a computer-generated drawing of the UFO that can be sent on request to: JJLJ45A@ prodigy.com. Thanks to Terry Kimbrell
A radio transmission from an American Airlines from Cincinnati to Phoenix last weekend might have been ripped straight from the X-Files.
“Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” said the pilot at 1:19 p.m. CST on Sunday. “I hate to say this, but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast right over the top of us,” according to audio published on aviation blog Deep Black Horizon.
The blogger, Steve Douglass, intercepted the transmission accidentally as he was trying to pick up another aircraft with a radio scanner. “It was a pure coincidence,” he told The Arizona Republic.
Douglass used two flight tracking websites, Flightradar24 and Flight Aware, to determine that the exact position of the plane was “over the northeast corner of New Mexico west of Clayton, New Mexico” at an altitude of 37,000 feet.
Following a debrief with the flight crew, American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission came from flight 2292.
Yesterday, the FAA released a short statement: “A pilot reported seeing an object over New Mexico shortly after noon local time on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.”
While authorities may never be able to explain what the missile-like object was, it’s not the first time a pilot has spotted unexplained flying phenomena. In fact, it happens fairly regularly.
A remarkably similar incident occurred over the Sonoran Desert three years ago. On February 24, 2018, within minutes of each other, two pilots flying different aircraft — a Phoenix Air Group Learjet and an American Airlines commercial flight — both reported passing a mysterious object, according to audio recordings released by the Federal Aviation Administration to the Phoenix New Timesseveral weeks later.
“Was anybody above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?” the Learjet pilot asked an air traffic controller. “Negative,” replied the tower.
In November 9, 2018, a British Airways pilot flying over Ireland reported seeing “a very bright light that disappeared at very high speed,” reported The Guardian. A Virgin Airlines pilot confirmed seeing it, too: “Multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory – very bright from where we were.”
Experts say there is usually a very logical explanation for UFO sightings, and the U.S. government has had a famously long history of being tight-lipped on the subject. In recent years, however, there’s been some notable movement on that front.
In 2017, the Pentagon acknowledged the existence of a $22-million Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that had investigated reports of “unexplained aerial phenomena” from 2007 until it was shut down in 2012. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case file.
WEST MIFFLIN — Stan Gordon reports two UFO sightings over the suburbs of Pittsburgh, during the past week. On April 21, 1999, the occupants of a car saw an object that looked like a slice of pizza at 9:15 PM. The crust end of the pizza was flying forward and was covered with numerous white non-blinking lights. Witnesses could only see the silhouette of the craft against the sky. The observers live near the flight path of an airport and are familiar with seeing various types of aircraft. The nearly triangular shaped object was seen at the same time as a commercial airliner aircraft was observed moving towards Pittsburgh. According to one of the viewers, the triangle was above the airplane, and stopped as the aircraft continued. Suddenly the UFO caught up and began to pace the aircraft. The triangle shaped object was in a diagonal position with the plane when a bright beam of white light was emitted towards the commercial aircraft. The beam at first was narrow, but expanded until it completely illuminated the aircraft. Then the beam of light vanished. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Triangle shaped object observed at night while traveling south along two lane hwy close to Lake Sinclair nuclear power plant. First observed object appearing to travel parallel to vehicle about 500 yards to left. Had 3 lights at corners observed for about 2 minutes. Object appeared to stop and rotate, lights could be observed becoming closer together but maintaining same geometry like on a gyroscope. Object moved very quickly to change altitude and moved about a mile away and seemed to disappear then very quickly moved towards treeline and looked to be hovering at tree line. There were no parallel roads close by but farm and pastureland with a tree line. It was being followed by a police officer. This is a country hwy and wasn’t surprising and i pulled over and stopped to watch the craft. I was sort of worried that I was going to be pulled over for slowing down to watch but I pulled over and got out of the car and looked at the object and the police officer did the same for a moment until the object flew very abruptly northeast and disappeared hot back in my car and drive away. It made no noise. Didn’t really appear to accelerate or decelerate gradually no matter what the speed was, the speed changed but it was always just consistent. Moving low to the ground at about the same speed not slowing down before stopping. Instantaneously acceleration when moving quickly. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Dennis reports that on February 15, 1999, a triangle passed overhead heading west to east while he was driving on Route 138 north of Woodville. He lost sight of it due to the trees. A few days later, on February 20, he and his wife were sitting in their sunroom at 11:40 PM. They were watching a fox feed on bread they had put outside, when a craft appeared heading in a southerly direction. They stepped out on the porch for a closer look. Dennis states, “The craft passed over us silently, slowly, steadily and very low. The underside of it was dimly lighted by a hazy white light, thus making it possible to see the logo. The logo was a triangle edged in yellow containing the Earth being struck by two lightning bolts with the number ‘1’ in the right hand corner. As it approached, a feeling of serenity and calm came over us making it a wonderful feeling to watch as it passed overhead. I estimate the speed of the craft at five to ten miles and hour. The size was approximately 40 feet in length and forty feet wide at the rear of the craft with the nose of the craft forming a point.
The craft looked similar to a Stealth fighter, however it was a much large plane. The altitude of the craft was about one hundred feet, I repeat there was not a sound from the craft and id did not even create a breeze. I would appreciate any answers you might have to as what this craft is or who it belongs to.” Thanks to Dennis Bossack.
Editors Note: I have spent several hours on the phone interviewing Dennis who states the logo or insignia was five feet in diameter and at the front was the Omega symbol. The two lightning strikes that penetrate Earth begin at the 11 and 1 o’clock position. A similar lightning symbol was used by Roman soldiers conquering ancient Britain. The lightning strikes could infer a discharge of atmospheric electricity or perhaps intentions of colonizing Earth. We are also receiving strange communications from someone claiming to be Robert Omega. The Bossack’s are respectable home owners mystified by this sighting. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
In 1969, the weekend before Labor Day (at around 8:30 PM), I was with my friend “Butch” Scully on the Garden State Parkway (driving north near the Raritan exit). We were heading home from the New Jersey Shore, when I noticed something odd. Between two electrical towers, to my right, was something that, at first, looked like an extension of the towers. Passing by, I told Butch to turnaround and come back to the sighting to get a better look. We did so after going about 1/3 mile up the road. To our amazement, we arrived at the site and witnessed a huge, silent, hovering “platform” for lack of a better description. Leaving the car, we approached the object at a clearing where it was lingering about 75-100 feet above the ground. We could see it was in the shape of a triangle with red, green, amber and white lights around its perimeter. It was about 150 feet across, 10 feet in height. It had a cross beam supporting structure (similar to what you see on a bridge). A translucent dome was atop with an antenna-like appendage protruding from the dome.
Standing underneath it, we could see a formation/series of “pipes”. In the center was a concave, circular indentation. The sun had just gone down and suddenly the object cast a milky, white light from its indentation to the ground, lighting up the area underneath. Just then we noticed several cars had parked along the highway. A man came to where we stood. He asked me what was the thing. I said I did not know. The three of us were stunned as I commented that it was so close I could hit it with a rock (which I did not of course). After a few minutes, Butch and I decided to report it to the N.J. State Police a few miles north up the road. When we got to the police station, we told the officer what we saw. He said that they had already dispatched a patrol car to the incident (obviously they had already received similar reports). We left the station. Returning to the site, the craft was gone. The man who came up to us said that it slowly departed heading east towards the ocean. Butch and I decided to drive back home, not saying a word until we arrived at our destinations. I learned some weeks later that there was a Naval research center not far from the incident. What I have described is real, not a dream, blimp, drone, hallucination or flight of fancy. I am now 75 years old and would love an explanation after all these years. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by MUFON’s State Section Director Jack Nicholias.
At about 7:15 PM, I observed a red light out the left side of the airplane approx., 41,000 feet. It was on a parallel course. It was odd because, if it is an airplane, it should have a green light on it’s right side, so I watched it for a few minutes and then it rapidly approached us. It made 2 slight course adjustments and then passed directly over top of the 737, very close, 50 feet at most. It was a black triangle, larger than the 737. It had red lights on 3 corners sometimes one of the red lights would flash 3 times. Its shape was a large triangle. The edges were very similar to the leading edge of an aircraft wing, and perhaps 20 to 50 feet in height. Our pilots did not see it as it passed over the midsection of the plane. I was on a flight from Cuba to Calgary and it was 2 hours into our 6:15 PM (departure) flight, so I think we would have been over Missouri. We were cruising at 500 MPH. The object matched our speed from about a mile away and then in about 3 seconds, closed the gap and passed directly over top of the 737. I had a clear view of it’s shiny black surface and red corner lights. It is possible it was an unknown stealth aircraft. I have been involved in aviation for over 30 years, no known aircraft could fly like this, and a pilot would really have to be stupid to come so close distance of a 737 at 41.000 ft. So, I really cannot identify this craft. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Living up where we do, we are exposed to so much sky. Our house and five-acre yard are clear of trees and face due south, or in the direction of Cashiers. There is a good 180-degree view panning from Double Top Mountain on our east side to Greens Creek towers in the west. The town of Sylva sits below. We see meteors, shooting stars, the hospital’s medical helicopter, space shuttles, satellites, jets and an occasional small plane landing at the Jackson County Airport in Cullowhee. Our view of the night sky is clear and vast.
One particular evening in late summer, my husband’s son and mother were outside on the deck with me eating dinner and relaxing at the table. It was dusk and the sky was clear. Suddenly we saw it. It hovered in the sky to the south-southwest. It seemed to be near the old bald side of Cullowhee Mountain. It was orange, bright orange and triangular in shape. There was a ball of orange light at each corner of the ship. It just stayed there, suspended in the sky for the longest time. We all noticed it, saw it stay in the same spot and thought it odd that it didn’t move away.
We started discussing it, while it continued to suspend in our sight, considering military developments and trial testing of unusual crafts. Wouldn’t it be a good place to practice flying them here in the corner of Western North Carolina with a limited human population – fewer spotters we thought. But the shape and unusual orange color were so different from the red, green or white we were all used to seeing and it just hovered for the longest time. It simply didn’t fit the mold for any type of airship we’d ever seen.
No one counted the time officially, but we all agreed the hovering phase lasted around two minutes. Then all of a sudden, like it knew we were there, it flew straight toward us at such a rapid speed and went directly over the house.
It landed, or appeared to have landed, on the property just up the mountain behind us. We went to the back side of the house to follow it, trying to see through the trees. All we could see was a hugh orange glow in the woods above our home.
Then the phone rang. Two of our friends down the mountain called and said, “Emory, is your house on fire? Are the woods on fire near your house? We see a blaze of orange. It looks like it’s right where you are. Are you okay?”
“We’re fine,” I replied. “We see it, too. We think it’s a spaceship. We’ve been watching it for awhile.”
Crazy, I know, but I got in the car. My brave stepson insisted he was coming with me. Together we drove up the mountain to try to catch sight of we don’t know what – maybe wreckage. But there wasn’t anything. It was gone. No orange glow. No smoke. No smell. No ship. We still don’t know what we saw that night but we all saw it. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
We received this testimony about a triangular ship over Bryson City, NC from Sally Morrissey on July 15, 2010 — two years after her actual sighting. She’s searching for others who may have seen it. Please contact this website if you saw it, too.
We are in Bryson City. In July 2008, we saw a UFO. I had always believed there was probably something else out there because too many credible people have said they have seen things. But it kind of changes your whole life when you actually see it yourself.
When we first saw it, we had gone to town to pick something up at the grocery store and were on our way home. It was dusk. We were on Buckner Branch and not long after crossing the railroad tracks we looked up to our left and saw a HUGE triangular shaped thing hovering in the sky. It made no noise at all even though it was very close to us and low in the sky. It was just above an empty lot that someone had dug out. It’s odd for something that large to be hovering that close and low and totally silent. It terrified us all so much.
We slowed down and watched it for a minute, then just wanted to get out of there since there was no one else around. The road was lonely and we were still a few miles from home. I have never been so afraid in my life. It looked way too big and too low to the ground to be able to just hover in one place. It had lights around it.
We flew home as fast as we could and got inside. Shortly thereafter, I went to Google to try and see if other people had seen it and posted about it. I found other sightings but nothing about this one. I’m sure that someone somewhere must have seen it since it was so large. If you have heard about anyone else seeing this, please let me know. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
My boyfriend and I witnessed a craft hovering over the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway on September 30, 2010 at 10:25 p.m. It was between Dillsboro and Barker’s Creek. The craft was motionless. I was driving my car and my boyfriend was following me in his car. I slowed down to look at it, but he actually stopped.
The craft, to me, appeared to be cylindrical in shape with tapered edges. It had a central light that was green in color and its edges were glowing with white lights. My boyfriend said that as he sat and looked at it, it appeared to be triangular. After watching it for approximately 15 seconds it began to slowly move southeast towards Dillsboro.
We both had our windows down and we heard NOTHING. We were guessing that it was roughly 150 feet above the road and approximately half the size of a football field. He said that even as it began to move there was still no familiar roar of an engine(s).
We were both puzzled by this craft and I am sure that I have never seen anything like it. Normally you can hear a plane or helicopter and they generally have a blinking light(s), but this craft was silent and its lights were stationary in intensity.
We are normal people and we will stand by what we have witnessed. Both he and I are graduates of Southwestern Community College and we are currently attending Western Carolina University. We never drink, we steer clear of drugs, and we have good heads on our shoulders, so we feel confident in saying that this was either a highly advanced military aircraft or a UFO. We are betting on the latter.
First let me say that my husband & I are college-educated, professional people, both working for, (what was then) Bell Laboratories. We were sober, and quite alert – we had our 2 yr. old daughter with us, coming home from visiting friends. The whole occurrence so astounded us, we called the Army, Navy, Air Force, police & a UFO Research facility in Illinois. We called the friends we had visited, we drew pictures of what we saw immediately upon entering our home. My husband thinks that what we encountered was possibly new, secret technology. After speaking with a number of research scientists and engineers at Ma Bell, I tend to agree with them: we haven’t yet cultivated or harnessed enough energy and magnetic power… But I jump ahead…My husband & I were travelling north on Rte. 206, heading home. It was a clear, starry August sky and I noticed a particularly bright, large, “star” in the sky straight ahead. I pointed it out to him (he was driving). As I did, I noticed it was moving due west.
It was an odd, yellowish color & stood out as being different from the stars & planets. We chalked it up as being an airplane – but I couldn’t stop checking it out. At the light in Chester, we turned left, heading west to our town, Long Valley, on Rte. 24. I lost sight of it with the trees. But as we approached the edge of the valley, there is a long hill going down into it. At this point, I saw it again, still out with the stars but bigger and moving faster, it seemed to go the speed of the car. As we reached the crest of the hill, it came TOWARDS us. The light got bigger & bigger, so big that my husband thought we were about to get hit, head-on. He swerved off to the side of the road. At this point, “the light” seemed to slow down, and we could see that it was tilting up above us and that it was actually 2 large circular lights – side-by-side. We jumped out of the car (curiously no one else was driving on the road, but with my 2 yr. old in the car seat, I didn’t want to leave the car).
My husband proceeded to walk (backwards)from the car down the middle of the road, staring up at this HUGE aircraft directly above us. It had a smooth, white surface, with blue, green & red rectangular lights along the perimeter of its underside. The lights dimmed as it hovered overhead. It was shaped like a stingray, with wide, rounded wings and a bobbed backend. It seemed as comfortable in the sky as a fish in water, like it was swimming(??) The “nose” (where the two big lights were) wasn’t white, but appeared to be glass. It was moving no faster than he was walking, so it “hovered” just above him. We were in awe – but spoke to each other the whole time. We discussed its parameters, using the aforementioned descriptions so we’d agree, outloud, of what we saw. We calculated that the nose could hold about 50-100 people. The wingspan was 3 football fields in length. It made a very low, quiet hum and seemed to be just above the trees. We agreed that we could throw a stone up and hit it.
(We didn’t, however, neither of us wanted to look away) It was mesmerizing in that it was travelling so low to the ground with no wind, and barely any sound. We decided to wave a friendly hello, figuring that whoever was IN it, was watching us too (we were feeling more comfortable: we reasoned that there were no markings on it, it was so amazingly advanced and quite simply, beautiful to watch. My husband didn’t appreciate my humor when I yelled “Beam us up, Scottie!” He was still tentative about being under the thing…) My daughter woke up in the car with my yell and said, “Mommy, whatcha doing?” “Watchin’ a spaceship”, I said, without diverting my eyes. We figured our conversation lasted about 3 minutes as this craft stayed above my husband – he was quite far from the car. We couldn’t calculate the width of it until this point: I noticed headlights in the corner of my eye, a car was coming. I yelled to my husband to get out of the road.
He came running toward the car & this aircraft slowly turned to the south and then, in two blinks of an eye, took off. No sound, no wind. Gone. A car came flying by, seemingly ablivious to what had happened. So, we drove home, checked the time, didn’t lose any. Drew pictures, discussed it, called our friends (who told us we left our camera at their house!) and they suggested we make the calls to any authorities. Needless to say, everyone laughed except the local police who said that Long Valley was a “high activity area” for that kind of thing. When I went to work, I told everybody! My husband didn’t tell a soul – after all, with working at Bell Labs, he reasoned, these people are the country’s top brains – they’ll think I’m nuts. Not me. I was SO amazed, I decided I had to find out anything I could on aircraft power.
Three days later a group of research engineers came to my office because they’d overheard my story (through the grapevine). They took notes, asked questions and told me that the ONLY kind of power that could fly an aircraft that low, with no wind or sound would be through magnetic energy. To that date, in 1982, scientists had only been able to harness enough magnetic energy to fly a one-man hover craft, at 60 mph, about 100 miles max with NO capabilities for stopping on a dime and turning directions. I’ve read some since then, regarding magnetic power, and Canadian scientists seem to be continuing research…they had hoped to sell one-man hover crafts by 1995!! Still don’t know what we saw – was it a government project? I asked these scientists. They shook their heads, chuckled and said THEY work on government projects and there’s just no way that kind of technology exists – yet. They said we were no way near figuring how to harness that amount of power – for that huge a craft. We were babes in the woods. NOTE: The above is real but from another case file.
In early (March) of 1986 we were married about six months and living in a cabin in Jackson County, NC in the Adie community. The road leading home is the Old Sylva Highway; a two lane country road, and it was about 11 p.m. that night.
There was no other traffic, which was normal at that hour, and we were slowly cruising home on my motorcycle. Just past the beer distributor (Bud), I looked up at the night sky and noticed that a red light was just coming over head; it was so close overhead that I was startled. I pulled the Yamaha over to the side of the road and we pulled our helmets off.
Coming from south to north was a triangular craft, with a red light at each tip. It was no more than about 100 yards above us, and the red lights were at least 100 yards in between each one, forming a perfect triangle. It was massive – huge. I was experiencing a gut fear; it looked so heavy, so massive, that I was having a primal fear that if it set straight down we would be reduced to a smear on the ground. I recall thinking, “My God, I could hit it with a pistol!!” and then “I could hit it with a strong bow!!” That’s how low it was.
I could not see the sky between the lights, but could not make out a definite outline of the craft either…but the red lights never varied in position and were traveling “flat,” meaning that one red light was at the “front” of the thing and the other two were at the rear. . . it was moving north.
Just to make sure that I was not having some mental issue, I began immediately asking my wife to tell me what she was seeing…doing a “reality check” of sorts, to make sure that I was not misinterpreting what was happening. But, she was seeing exactly the same thing and related it perfectly in accordance with what I was seeing.
The craft came over us
The craft was totally silent. No noise at all. It was moving very slowly, maybe 5-10 mph at most, just “drifting” over us, if something that looked as if it weighed a million tons could “drift.” It had a “feeling” about it; not bad, but intelligently controlled. I could “feel” that it was occupied and flown purposefully. The craft came over us and began moving slowly away to the north.
It gained in altitude as we watched, and at a point when it was perhaps 500 feet up or so, it STOPPED, TURNED THE ONE FRONT FACING RED LIGHT UP TO THE TOP OF THE ARRAY, WITH THE OTHER TWO AT THE BOTTOM, AND CARTWHEELED OFF INTO THE EASTERN SKY!!!
That really blew us away. We were stunned and began talking about how the occupants had “buzzed” us intentionally. It seemed to us that the craft had spotted a lone motorcycle on the road and decided to play with us a bit. There is no way that this was not done with purpose.
Had the lights been off, we would no doubt have not seen anything. Had the craft not come so low that it caused a fear reaction, we might not have been attracted to it in such detail; it was as if it WANTED to be seen, and the cartwheeling at the end was a sort of “goodbye” from the operators, whom I imagined were having a good laugh at how we must be changing our drawers after such an event!!
I would be happy to relate this to someone that could plot the event on paper, and it was for sure one of the most incredible things ever to happen to us. I had about an entire 90 seconds to experience this after we stopped until it was totally out of sight, so I got a good look at the thing. I have no idea as to who was operating it, but my gut tells me it was anti-gravity for sure, probably back engineered and likely flown by humans.
I did not get the feeling through this that we were being surveilled by aliens; rather, it seemed to be a goof, someone blowing a couple of motorcyclist’s minds for a laugh. At least, that’s the impression I got. The cartwheeling was no doubt intended to be seen and it was so unusual that it could only be attributed to a purposeful event.
Hello. My name is Anthony. My sighting happened many years ago. When I was a teenager, it happened while driving through the area of Wannaque Reservoir in Northern New Jersey. A rural area , I remember the time was 3:30 or so in the AM. I was sitting in the back seat of a Ford pickup truck, on our way to a fishing excursion with my employer at the time. Being so early, I was stretched out relaxing. I was the only one in the back. I didn’t call shotgun quick enough and that’s when I noticed a low flying small aircraft. I took particular notice, that it seemed to be following us at a low rate of speed. Actually, I felt like it had matched our speed. It was about a 15 to 25ﾟ Angle behind us favoring the passenger side of the vehicle. I became concerned thinking it was extremely low because it passed behind a tree line for a moment. It was 3 very bright white lights that were in a triangular pattern and blacked out within the triangle, which I though was kinda strange due to the intensity of the lights.
I kept thinking it was the brightest lights on a small aircraft that I had ever seen. There is a local airport in the area, Greenwood Lake airport in West Milford. But then it got a little strange. I actually felt that whatever I was watching knew I was aware that I was observing. I became extremely intent on focusing and watching. I actually put my hand up against the glass as to say hi. Because of the proximity and speed of what I thought it was, a small aircraft type, it began to pass behind another tree line that’s when it happened. It did not emerge back into view in the anticipated time and speed that that it was progressing at. I though oh no! It went down. But then there it was and it completely came to an abrupt stop and before I could say anything, bam !!! It went vertical at an astonishing speed straight up into the night sky and out of sight. At that time, there was a lot of stigmatisms that came along with trying to tell a story like that, so I just buried it or at least I tried but all through my life it was kinda in the back of my mind and when I thought about it, I’d have a strange feeling in my gut, can’t explain. I know sounds weird, but now it’s seems different, with all the disclosures and footage that I see now. I felt compelled to share, so here it is. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by Field Investigator Gary Harris of MUFON New Jersey.
These are the events that occurred on March 13, 1997 as uncovered by Michael Tanner and myself: 1. FORMATION OF HOVERING ORBS – First observed in a hexagram pattern at about 7:30 p.m. over the Superstition Mountains area east of Phoenix in the characteristic 8+1(or 2) formation of amber orbs and was next seen in two separate arc patterns with “trailing lights” over Gila River area at about 9:50 and again at 10:00 at the southern edge of Phoenix where they were seen by thousands and videotaped by a handful who had camcorders close enough at hand to catch the fleeting minutes of their displays. These amateur videos have immortalized the orb formations, becoming known around the world as The Phoenix Lights.
These are the very same lights that started the controversy over “flares” and that will be taken up in the next chapter. The last appearance of the hovering orbs of the night was made over a now recognized “hot-spot” of Rainbow Valley arrayed in a “V” formation at about 2:00 a.m. on March 14th (and again appeared on January 14, 1998). 2. “V” FORMATION OF FLYING ORBS – First seen leaving the Henderson-Las Vegas area and entering Arizona at high speed, a V-formation of five to seven orbs, variously seen as bright blue-white to a yellow-white, came through the Prescott Valley area at low altitude by 7:50 p.m., turning south, where by 8:28, were videotaped (displaying their characteristic movement within the formation) at the north end of the valley that comprises the Phoenix metro area.
In an apparent slower mode of flight, the orbs appeared at that point as amber in color as the formation moved along Interstate 10 angling toward Tucson after having been visually seen (not on radar) to intersect air traffic coming in on approach to Sky Harbor International Airport. After hovering for several minutes over a car full of witnesses driving north on I-10 at 65 mph, the formation was then picked up by observers in the Oracle area who reported the orbs’ color as red to red-orange before the formation split up, going in separate directions while skirting the edges of the Tucson metropolitan area. At various points independent of this very specific formation, individual orbs were seen to shoot across the metro Phoenix valley with some moving away from and then re-docking with one or more of the Very Large Objects (VLOs) which came through later in the night.
3. CHEVRON VLO (narrow angle) – Observed first as a “V” formation of five white lights moving slowly and silently toward Prescott Valley from the northwest at about 8:15 p.m., the “chevron” was soon clearly seen as a single object. The huge craft made a pivot turn over the witnesses’ home there while the lights shifted into an arc formation while the lights turned red and then it shot off at blinding speed toward Phoenix. At that time the next set of witnesses in central Phoenix saw the object coming directly toward them (estimated at Mach 2 or 3) while still in the “turbo” mode arc configuration, and then, as if to slow back down again, was seen to change back into a “V” whereupon it cruised silently and slowly right over their heads (only 100 to 200 feet above at 10 or 15 mph). The craft was later seen to zigzag through the valley, even changing altitude at various points and hovering for five minutes at the edge of Sky Harbor before proceeding south (right over the Village Lab building) to Interstate-10.
After following I-10 several miles to Picacho Peak, the enormous craft (estimated at 900 feet or more on each leading edge and more than a mile in length to its “taillights”) hovered once again for 10 to 15 minutes until there was no further track of it. According to Michael, this is a possible docking point for this craft and the giant triangle that followed it down I-10 some fifteen minutes later. This same “chevron” or similar craft was seen traveling east to west over north Phoenix at about 10:50 p.m. 4. BOOMERANG VLO (wide angle) – This “V” formation, consisting of five groups of three lights, was confirmed to be a single huge object by various Prescott-area witnesses, being equivalent to a formation of five 747s flying absolutely lock-step in formation toward Phoenix. The craft was seen to make a southerly turn at about 8:25, once again, in the Prescott Valley area, after first approaching from the northwest.
This VLO was later seen (although not clearly enough to identify) by an America West pilot who called Sky Harbor tower wondering what “those nine lights were”, and an amateur astronomer in Phoenix who wrote it off as a formation of conventional airplanes. It is possible that this craft was the same as the giant triangle(wide angle) described below. 5. TRIANGULAR VLO (narrow angle) – This is the one seen by the family in Chandler. It may be the same Triangle or Deltoid craft seen by others as a wide angle craft. It had definite structure complete with panels in a grid along with lights at each of the three corners and a larger center light. Multiple witnesses confirm its northwest to southeast flight path through the eastern part of the valley with some observers seeing one or more orbs leaving and then re-docking with this VLO at various points.
This particular craft was seen to “split in two” by a resident in Gilbert, south of Chandler. 6. BIG BLACK TRIANGLE (wide angle) – By all accounts the largest of the VLOs in the March 13th parade of craft, this gigantic craft was first seen at close range over north Phoenix between 8:30 and 8:45 where the key witnesses (real estate people who subdivided the area) estimated its size to be as much as two miles wide as its wingtip lights fell over two parallel streets that are 1.8 miles apart. Its flight path brought it low to the ground at this point (less than 2,000 feet) where it was seen to not only have dozens of lights along its leading edges, but also a row of windows wherein the silhouettes of “people” were observed! At some point further south, other witnesses reported that they saw nothing but the row of windows with beings (also in silhouette) as all of the lights were turned off at that point.
By the time the VLO was seen over I-10 south of Casa Grande, however, three large lights were seen to be turned on, one at each corner, with smaller lights on along with the leading headlight. The witnesses here reported that it took them one to two minutes to drive under this immense ship while they were driving at 80 mph! They estimated the width of this VLO to be at least two, possibly three miles wide and big enough for a C5-A Galaxy or “Condor” troop transport (the largest conventional aircraft known) to land upon it! The craft had definite structure to it and the family of witnesses described its color as a flat blue-black like the color of a shotgun barrel. They also reported seeing rectangular “panel-like” structures on the underside of this craft. Another large triangle was seen moving just north of Thunderbird Road at around 10:45 p.m., but the configuration of the triangle was different.
That triangle had a V-cut into its trailing edge to give it a very distinctive look. 7. GIANT DISCOID VLO – Witnessed first by a retired airline pilot, his sons and a friend, and seen coming down Scottsdale Road at about 10:20 p.m., this huge circular craft, featuring amber lights around its perimeter (at an estimated one mile in diameter) was seen to make a purposeful turn toward Sky Harbor at about Camelback Road where it also intersected air traffic before disappearing from view over South Mountain. The corroborating central Phoenix witness, also a former pilot (Vietnam) and retired U.S. Marshal, described how the craft both reflected the city lights on its underbelly and blocked out the stars with its upper half, attesting to its being a single craft of spectacular “mile-wide” proportions. This witness also claimed to have videotaped what he saw from the roof of his apartment building, but his tapes mysteriously disappeared in what may amount to a genuine “men-in-black (MIB)” episode.
This craft may also have docked with the “chevron” craft and cloaked in “visual stealth” mode in its earlier pass through Phoenix at about 8:20 to 8:30, but this is purest speculation. The two craft reappeared (or two similar ones) in June and were photographed together at high altitude over Phoenix by the same witnesses with a 35mm camera while also viewing them with binoculars. A separate set of unconnected witnesses also reported the sighting of a huge discoid craft (bigger than Sun Devil Stadium at ASU) hovering at treetop level right off of the west end of the Sky Harbor runways at between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. one morning about two weeks before March 13th.
8. MILITARY JET/UFO INTERCEPTION ATTEMPTS – We have to date identified four such events (there may be more) that clearly point to the conclusion that the Phoenix Lights UFO incident of March 13, 1997 was certainly no secret “black ops” or classified military exercise as many people would like to believe. A woman who lives next to Luke Air Force Base in the west part of the valley surfaced to report that at least 6 pairs of jets and as many as 8 were “scrambled” out of the base on the night of March 13th, something she could never recall witnessing before. One researcher called Luke AFB and asked someone who was out on the flight line if anything was seen by base personnel, and, unofficially, he answered that “they” were all over the place. The response from Luke spokesmen and their response to FOIA requests indicate that they were receiving phone calls about the lights, but never scrambled any jets to pursue them.
Witnesses say different. Here are the witness reports: A) Crown King at 5:30 p.m. – A formation of 3 huge “Vs” were seen hovering over this pine-topped mountain and were soon joined by a diamond-shaped or triangular craft which appeared “out of thin air” (at first seen as an amber light). As the four objects were hovering together, two jets were seen to come low from the south (from the direction of Luke AFB) at which point the UFOs went into a “stack”, collapsed upon each other while going “into a ball”, then totally disappeared! This would be called a case of high strangeness. Finding nothing there, the two jets circled the Crown King area and returned in the direction of the base. Similar disappearing acts of formations of “Vs”, one over Lake Mead that afternoon and on March 27th over Elmont, New York were reported to Village Labs after seeing the article published in USA Today. B) Central Phoenix at 8:15 p.m.
– A pair of F-15s were dispatched from Luke AFB to attempt an interception of one or more of the Vs approaching or entering the valley at that time. This was reported to NUFORC by a ground crewman at Luke who stated that the aircraft were equipped with gun cameras and that one of the pilots had to be helped out of his plane because he was so shaken by his encounter. A cursory check revealed that Luke AFB no longer has F-15s in its inventory and only has the F-16 aircraft. However, at one time both were maintained at Luke. Could these F-15s have been visiting aircraft? There is still some attempt to locate the civilian witness who corroborated this story. C) North Phoenix at 9:30 p.m. – One of the witnesses who had earlier witnesses with his wife the giant wide-angle triangle reported that when he was later at home, he saw in the distance what appeared to be the return of the triangle, this time with only three lights on, one at each corner.
As the UFO hovered near the Deer Valley Airport in northwest Phoenix, he saw two military jets approach the triangle, with one jet seen to pass one side of it and the other seen to fly up under it, veering down at the last moment to avoid midair collision. D) Luke AFB at 10:00 p.m. – (The original Event 4 – the first aircraft/UFO encounter to be reported). A truck driver who had been watching two unusual amber lights move ahead of him to the south for fully two hours as he drove down I-17 from Camp Verde, reported that as he neared his destination, a materials plant near Luke AFB, the two UFOs seemed to have stopped their movement and were hovering. Once at the plant, while waiting for his truck to be unloaded, he stood on a pile of materials to watch what were now seen as two identical, toy-top like amber orbs (like hot air balloons without hanging baskets) having a white iridescent sheen and a band of red pulsating light, with the nearest to him being one to two miles distant right near the runway at Luke.
Suddenly, two F-16s, followed by a third, “blasted out of Luke with their afterburners on full”, made a steep bank directly over the witness and headed straight for the nearest UFO. At the moment the lead jets were about to close on the UFO, it shot straight up and disappeared “in an instant” as the jets passed right through the very spot where the object had been hovering. The second UFO also vanished, as it was no longer hovering in the northwest.
Hello to everyone at MUFON. I’d like to thank you and congratulate you for your outstanding work in all of these years. And for bringing the UFO community together. I took some time to report this as there is some stigma around people reporting possible UFO sightings, especially among pilots… This is my first ever report and I took some time to really dissect it and try to understand if there was a rational explanation for it. I’m an Airline pilot and I’ve been flying commercially for about 5 years, having first started flying in early 2016. On this night, I was flying from Sal Island in Cape Verde, to Lisbon. We had already done the first leg of the flight (Lisbon-Sal), and we were doing the return flight, expecting to land in Lisbon at around 06:10 AM local time.
This is a normal commercial flight that we perform in the Airline I work for almost every day. Additionally, I myself have flown this route more than 30 times in the past 5 years flying. It was around 3AM (I don’t recall the exact time), but the other pilot was having his controlled rest (A common and standard procedure we do in Night Flights), as he was the one landing in Lisboa since I had already landed the plane in Sal about 2 and a half hours ago. We were flying in an area in which VHF radio communications aren’t the best. More specifically, leaving the Sal FIR (Flight Information Region) inbound the Canaries FIR, beside the Western Sahara in Africa, having passed abeam the city of Nouadhibou about 20m ago. At the time of the sighting, our airplane was outside VHF radio coverage and there weren’t any planes close to us (at least that showed to us on TCAS), although several airplanes fly through that corridor.
Despite that, we were in contact via CPDLC (controller pilot Data Link Communications) with Canaries Air Traffic Controllers as standard operating procedures dictate. After doing some routine inspections and route checks, I looked to my right (Facing a heading of about 120 magnetic degrees) and saw this triangular shaped object hovering alongside at the same speed as we were. My first thought was to look to the Navigation Display and see if there were other traffic around. None were shown. I wondered if it was the moon rising and poking from the horizon as there were basically no clouds at our altitude. But, on that night, the moon was already high up in the sky for a while. It also came to my mind that it could’ve been a lighthouse. But the light was way too consistent, strong and also differently colored than a light projected from a lighthouse.
Given those three assumptions, I wondered if I was witnessing an actual UFO, which I’m mostly convinced to this day. One of the things that striked my eye was the fact that I couldn’t actually understand the objects size. Now, this was strange as I’m more than comfortable in interpreting aerial distances and shapes due to my job, but it was not the case with this object. In fact, my first perception is that it was a two-dimensional object. I couldn’t perceive the objects size due to this fact. It could’ve been a very large object quite far away, or a small object at very close proximity. Additionally, I suspect it was indeed an object and not a star, satellite or comet, as the object was slightly below the horizon line. It’s not very perceptible in the footage I took, but the night was clear and I could clearly distinguish the sky from some smaller stratified clouds that were below the airplane’s flight path (we were flying at 37,000 feet).
I stood still for about 2 to 3 minutes just observing the object. During that time, it didn’t move, didn’t emit more light, didn’t perform nothing relevant. It just accompanied the airplane’s flight path for at least 10 minutes, during which I captured a small film using my phone camera (my apologies in advance for the lack of quality of the footage. I tried to zoom in and focus on the object but with no success) After I stopped the footage, I watched it with my phone a couple of times and did a routine check on the airplane. No systems were affected by the object. It just seemed to be monitoring us. When I finished my checks and looked again to the window, the object was not there anymore. The flight continued without any incident, and we landed in Lisbon at the expected time of Arrival. The day after the flight, I spoke to my dad about my sighting as he’s always been an avid UFO enthusiast and had a few coworkers of his whom had seen several UFO’s in their life.
One of them – who I myself got the chance to meet personally – was one of the Air Force pilots (Carlos Garcez who shared bunk beds with my father in school) who came to aid Lieutenant Júlio Guerra in the 1982 Portuguese Air Force UFO sighting. After I told him my sighting, he showed me a link – which I leave below – from a Canadian website showing footage of some ‘pyramid-shaped UFO’s’ captured by US Navy personnel to see if there were similarities. This is extremely similar to what I witnessed that night. The only differences being the light flashes which I did not see and the distance which helps perceiving the objects as three dimensional ‘pyramids’. I’d like to thank you all, yet again, for all your research and work during and I hope this report can help out in any way possible. Feel free to reach me should you need any additional details. Best Regards from Portugal. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by Ken Pfeifer National Director for Portugal