NOVEMBER 23, 2003 ……. FLIGHT FROM OHIO TO NEW YORK
The witness states: I was flying in today, from Dayton Ohio, to New York, (LGA). We were descending, I would imagine we were somewhere over New Jersey.
There are always many aircraft about in the NY corridor, so it’s not uncommon to see different aircraft streaking by, below or to the side of you.
I was flying in an Embrajer-145, 50 seat jet, operated by US Airways Express, Chautauqua Airlines. It was a very clear day today, (11-23-03)
Approximately 2 PM – We must have been about 15 minutes from landing, because I remember the pilot saying as much. We were scheduled to land at 2:42 PM, but because of a tail wind we were going to come in early, around 2:15 PM or so.
Anyway, it seemed we were slowing down, then speeding up, which is not uncommon as you get into the flow of traffic, well, we were in the slowing down mode, when I looked out the window, (I was in a window seat, left side of the aircraft.) and I saw this red circular object pass to the side of us very quickly, then ascend with a lot of speed.
It was traveling very fast, and what caught my eye was the shape.
It was definitely circular and a bright reddish color. I did a double take and tried to see where it went, but it disappeared from view rapidly. I still do not know what I saw, and thought maybe you or someone on your site could shed some light on it.
It just struck me as very odd, the shape of it, I’ve never seen anything that shape in the air before, and from an airplane, I really got a pretty good look at it, unlike the view one would get from the ground.
It also appeared to move in a very jerky type motion, not the fluid way a normal airplane would travel.
Anyway, maybe others have seen something similar. I don’t know. I have been flying since I was a small child, I am now 36 yrs old, and I’ve never seen anything like that.
My first thought was military, thoughts racing as they do when you live in NYC post 9/11.
Like maybe it was a flair or something that was shot.
The object seemed to be flying on its own, but it had that look initially like maybe it was launched from somewhere. I don’t know, that was just my first impression.
But then after following it with my eyes for the brief time I was able to, it definitely seemed to be moving on its own power. I cannot tell you if we turned away from the object or the object turned away from us, or some combination of the two, as my eyes were just fixed on the object and I really wasn’t paying attention to the exact movements of the airplane I was in, for that short time.
I can tell you that the object did ascend rapidly in that jerky weird type of motion, as it passed us.
Again, the object I saw did not seem to behave like or look like any aircraft that I have ever seen. I am at a loss as to what I saw. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Dr. Davis said that he was driving toward his home on Friday, November 21 between 9 and 10:00 p.m. with his 2 sons, 15 and 18-years old (He recalls the specific date, knowing that one son is in college and would not have been home any day except Friday).
While driving, they all spotted a soundless aerial object over a nearby open field that was described as an oval-shaped, white-colored light source as big as a pea held at arms length which moved ‘like a hummingbird would move.’
The object, seen in the dark and clear night skies, was relatively high when first seen and was “coming down, moving in increments as if an elevator would drop and stay there awhile, then drop and stay there awhile,” Dr. Davis said.
After the first 3 or 4 minutes of visual observation, the object began moving around to different parts of the sky. They got out of car to see if they could identify this object and verified to their satisfaction that the object was not a plane, helicopter or aurora borealis.
“My first inclination was to rationalize what this object could have been,” Dr. Davis said. “rather than jumping to conclusions. After we ruled out the various possible explanations we assumed that this was a UFO.”
“I know for a fact that there was no explanation for this object and I’m just glad I had my two sons with me to see it,” he said.
After observing this object for a few minutes, Dr. Davis and his 2 sons got back in the car and drove on to their home under a certain sense of apprehension.
“I would say that our feeling was more a sense of apprehension than fear,” he said, “I did not know what it was we were looking at and had some concern that it might or could have spotted us.”
After driving the short distance to their house, they went to a second floor bedroom and looked out the window to the northwest where they continued to watch the object. It descended lower toward the ground and seemed to be settling in a nearby field where its color had shifted from a white to an orange. As the object got lower and lower to the ground, it became bigger and its color changed to a reddish light.
He said that the size of the object increased from a pea at arms length to a dime at arm’s length, stressing that its size, from his perspective, was “not quite as drastic as a nickel at arms length.”
“There was like a vacuum of silence while we watched this,” Dr. Davis said, “it was like everything was real quiet, at a standstill and then when it became a red color, everything went crazy.”
Dr. Davis said that animals in the area suddenly erupted in a frenzy. His neighbors dog was barking crazily and his German Shepherd dog tried to break its chain.
From his perspective, the object descended to the ground but was not certain that it touched or made contact with the ground as trees prevented him from seeing this with certainty.
“At that point, after this object got red, it just “shot off” like a dart, some kind of acceleration and it just took off to the west. We just stood there dumbfounded.”
He said the sighting lasted for an estimated 10 to 15 minute duration.
“I was very reluctant to call the police about a UFO sighting,” he said, “at that point, we were not going to report this.”
“Right after that my 2-sons went back outside and heard the screaming. It was a female voice. They got in the car and within minutes had called from their cell phone to say that they had been hearing screaming sounds in the field where this thing came down,” he said.
“Approximately 20-minutes after the UFO sighting the police were at my door, there were about 20 officers and a rescue squad over in the field where I spotted the UFO. They were combing the area and had asked me what I knew about someone screaming.”
“Apparently, others had heard the screaming sounds.”
I asked Dr. Davis if he could explain what was heard and he emphasized that he did not hear the screaming sounds himself, that his 2 sons heard the disturbing commotion, along with other residents in the area that notified law enforcement.
Dr. Davis paused from our conversation to check with one of his sons, asking if he could recount the nature of the screaming sounds. He said it was a desperate, blood curdling scream of a female voice that kept saying: “Help me, oh my God, help me!”
“Apparently several people had heard the screaming, I don’t know how long it lasted,” he said.
When the police arrived at his doorstep knocking on his door (an estimated 15 minutes after the UFO departed), Dr. Davis volunteered information about the UFO sighting.
“I took the officer to the side and explained to him that this is going to sound crazy, but I need to tell you what I saw tonight.”
“I told the police about the UFO after they came to the door, I don’t know if anyone else saw the UFO but the officer taking my report took me seriously. He didn’t write anything down while I talked with him,” Dr. Davis said.
When asked if the police officer indicated that anyone else had also witnessed the UFO, Dr. Davis said that the police officer said he had seen a UFO also, but was uncertain if he was referring to the same object or a separate, unrelated sighting.
Dr. Davis said that aside from reporting this to the police officer who knocked on his door, he had not reported this sighting to any other person and that he was not the source for the report which was submitted to The National UFO Reporting Center. He was puzzled how the report made it to NUFORC and said that neither he, nor his sons, reported the sighting to anyone.
“I’m still trying to figure out who reported this,” Dr. Davis said after our conversation. He went on to say how he got “freaked out” when the cops came to the door asking about the screaming sounds.
He described the area of his residence as isolated and surrounded by fields and woodland. His road is paved. He emphasized that the screaming sounds came from the immediate area where the unidentified object had came to the ground. “The screaming sounds came from the field, and I have no explanation for it.”
Dr. Davis, who teaches psychology for the Ashland, Kentucky Community College branch of the University of Kentucky, also said that he had previously seen a UFO when he was in his Freshman year in college at Morehead State University in 1976. He said the object was similar to what he saw on Friday, November 21, 2003. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
The Navy has been withholding information about reports of UFOs, according to a top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee after officially requesting more information on the mysterious encounters.
North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker, who is the Intelligence and Counterrorism subcommittee ranking member, asked Secretary Richard V. Spencer in July to outline the resources being used by the Navy to investigate the sightings. He also asked if officials have found physical proof to support the claims and whether they are aware of any private companies or foreign nations that have introduced breakthrough technologies that could explain the UFO sightings.
In a response through a brief letter on July 31, Navy Undersecretary Thomas Modly stated that the Department of the Navy takes such reports very seriously and continues to monitor them and investigate the sightings.
However, Walker said that the Navy seems to be unwilling to provide his committee with more information about the so-called unidentified aerial phenomena – the term the government prefers over the more traditional “unidentified flying objects” or UFOs. Walker has publicly expressed concern that the craft could pose a threat to American forces or U.S. territory.
He said that he is encouraged the Navy Under Secretary confirmed that encounters of unidentified flying objects are thoroughly investigated but at the same time frustrated with the lack of answers to specific questions about the threat that advanced aircraft flying in the U.S. airspace may pose.
Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher responded saying that the service is prepared to accommodate any further congressional requests for data. Gradisher explained that they hadn’t received any new requests for updates on this matter.
Walker specifically questioned the Navy on unidentified aerial phenomena or unidentified flying objects, not drones, citing reports of mysterious flying objects moving at speeds and displaying maneuvers that go well beyond what is thought to be technologically possible.
In July 16 letter, Walker asked Spencer a series of specific questions on the sightings, including if the Department continues to dedicate resources to investigating and tracking the claims and to what measure. Walker also asked the Department if they found physical evidence or otherwise that supports these claims. Walker believes in the possibility that the U.S. government agencies already know about the truth, but the rest of us don’t. NOTE: The above image is CGI.