A Massachusetts witness at Northampton reported watching a “black wing” about 50 to 100 feet across hovering silently alongside a major highway, according to testimony in Case 89280. The incident occurred at 5:20 p.m. on January 2, 2018, as the witness was driving home from work heading south on I-91. “At first, I thought a new construction crane had been set up to the side of the highway because of two bright, stationary lights over top of the trees,” the witness stated. “As I got closer to the object, I realized it was a flat craft just hovering in the dark sky. It was darker than the sky, so I could see its outline.”
The witness described the object. “It was a black wing maybe 50 to 100 feet across. It had two bright lights possibly on the underside and had lights along the front edge of each wing, maybe five on each side. They looked like windows. I could kind of make out an interior space. It wasn’t until I drove under it that I clearly saw the wing shape. I tried to slow down as much as possible. It was rush hour and a lot of traffic, but I then realized this was something I’ve never seen before and it was just floating, silently.” The object was hovering at or under 500 feet and appeared to be 101 to 500 feet away. Massachusetts State Director Eric Hartwig closed this case as an Unknown UAV. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
A Washington witness at Ellensburg reported watching an object the size of an aircraft carrier under 1,000 feet with an estimated length of 1,000 to 2,000, according to testimony in Case 89498. The incident began at 8:45 p.m. on January 9, 2018, when the witnesses’ German Shepard began barking insistently outside their northeast bedroom window. “My wife and I both heard a deep, low, muffled, pulsing sound that grew louder within several seconds,” the witness stated. “My wife went out the northeast bedroom door and I went out the south door. The sound we then heard was very loud and sounded like an electric turbine, similar to a hydroelectric turbine, but pulsating.” The witness looked directly up and saw a very large object moving slowly from the northeast corner of the house moving towards the southwest. “The object appeared to be about 500 to 1,000 foot above the ground and there were two lights and one pulsating red light on both the fore and aft ends of the object. The weather that night was a bit overcast but with some stars visible, except between the two sets of lights where the object blocked out any view of the stars – or light reflected back off the low cloud ceiling.” The witness said the outline of the object was vague and hard to discern but you could clearly see a physical object extending between the sets of lights. “I first thought that it was two aircraft moving in perfect tandem; however, the rear set of lights was directly behind the first and moving in perfect harmony at a slow but steady speed and much too slow for the objects to be aircraft, and I could clearly see some physical object between the two.”
The witness’s wife joined him and they both observed the object moving slowly towards the southwest. “The pulsating sound was very loud and muffled but we could almost feel the energy as it receded as the object moved over the hills to the southwest about two miles away. Our elevation is 1,300 feet and the nearby hills are at 1,800 feet and I got the sense that the object was only 500 to 1,000 feet above us. I held both hands out pointed at the front and back and my arms were at a 90-degree angle which gave me a sense of the size. There is a major highway climbing the grade and we are able to see the lights of vehicles as they ascend and descend the grade; however, no lights were visible as the object passed over the highway.” It took about one minute for the object to reach the hills to the southwest and they viewed it the entire time. “My wife had grabbed her cellphone and attempted to video the object; however, was only able to get some still photographs, which do show distinct light patterns and vaguely show the shape and size of the object, which I estimated to be about the size of an aircraft carrier, 1,000 feet long. As the object reached the hills, it appeared to hover for about 45 seconds to a minute and then slowly disappeared out of sight.
We were amazed and a bit in shock, but were absolutely sure of what we saw and heard. As we recalled what we had seen we noted that the cloud cover had lifted slightly, and stars were very visible, which reinforced for us that it was a physical object that blocked our view of the stars above.” As the two were recapping the event, they both heard a very high-pitched wailing, screaming sound that they had never heard before. “We do live in the country and there are coyotes, flocks of geese and other animals, but this was unlike any sound we had ever heard. The sound seemed very unnatural and I described it to my wife as similar to the sound heard in the movie “Ghost,” where the bad spirits come to collect the ghost of the men who had killed the lead. Very strange and unsettling, especially as we had just witnessed something we had never seen before.” Washington MUFON Chief Investigator Daniel Nims closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle. “The witnesses seemed to be credible and gave a very coherent description of the event,” Nims wrote in his report. “They were in their bedroom in the southeast corner of the house watching TV when they heard a loud noise moving overhead.
The wife went out the north exterior exit of the room to the patio, the husband went out the south exit into the hot tub patio. The wife just saw the back end of the object sticking out northeast of the roof, moving southwest. The husband saw the front of the object overhead moving southwest. He called his wife, who came to the south patio. They watched, and the craft moved toward the southwest and the aft end of the object came into view over the roof. “The object had three lights at the front and back, a red pulsing light in the center and a white steady light on either side of it. They were not exactly in a row, with the center red light closer to the front for the front lights, and closer to the back for the back lights. Though the part of the object between the front and rear lights was not lighted, the star field and scattered clouds were obscured by the middle of the object. As it was dark, and the perimeter of the object was not clearly visible they couldn’t be certain about the overall shape of the object, but they seemed to think it was oval in shape. “The witness held his arms out in the direction of the front and back of the object and there was about a 90-degree arc between them. The witness is a private pilot and familiar with the low, scattered cloud layer common in the valley. Based on that, he estimates the object was approximately 500-1,000 feet AGL. Based on the angle between the front and back of the object and the estimated height, the object would be quite large—1,000-2,000 feet long.
They watched for two to three minutes as the object moved off to the southwest and out of sight over the nearby ridge. “The sound it made was quite loud, loud enough to be heard indoors. They said it had a slow, pulsing rhythm, not steady. The witness was aware of the Yakima Training Range, 10 miles southeast of them. They said they had occasionally seen and were familiar with helicopter traffic operating on the range. They said the sound did not sound like helicopter engines. The wife was able to get several pictures with her cell phone, an LG K8. The pictures show the lights, but they are streaks due her unsteady pointing of the camera. After the object passed, and they were discussing what they had seen, they heard a very highpitched, wailing, screaming sound. They said it was not like a coyote or any other animal with which they were familiar. “A possible option other than an Unknown would be a formation of aircraft (i.e., helicopters). The witnesses said they had never observed night helicopter operations in the area. The lighting pattern does not conform with known helicopter lighting configurations (green right side, red left side, white tail, with an anti-collision beacon. The path of the object was toward the southwest, not southeast toward the range area. The area between the
two light groups obscured the stars and cloud sky background. These facts do not support the formation of aircraft option. The loud pulsing noise associated with the passing of the object might support the helicopter thesis, but the witness said it did not sound like a helicopter. It sounded more like an electrical turbine. No natural cause would fit the description of the object. It is concluded that this sighting is an Unknown. “Amended, February 9, 2018: The vice-commander of the Yakima Training Range called and confirmed that there was no training scheduled the whole week of January 9, 2018. That seems to preclude range helicopter traffic as being the object sighted.” Ellensburg is a city in and county seat of Kittitas County, Washington, population 20,326. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On the evening of 13th
May, at a little before 9 pm in National City in the San Diego area of California, aeronautical engineer, Donald Carr, along with six other corroborating witnesses, would witness a strange glowing sphere in the evening skies overhead. Carr would tell of his encounter to respected UFO researcher Richard Hall.
The object was coming out of the north at an altitude of around 15,000 feet. Its speed was such that it was most definitely not a conventional aircraft and when viewed through a telescope was a definite disc shape. The object would perform turns in the air before changing its direction and heading back northwards. Carr would note that these sudden changes of direction and rates of speed should have resulted in accompanying noise. However, the object moved in apparent silence.
Carr would later state that “since this object followed an apparently controlled course it was moving under the influence of gravity”. He would continue that “it must have been guided by an intelligence unknown to us”. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Several months later, on 25th
April in San Jose, two scientists were driving to their place of employment (a private unnamed company) when they witnessed a strange object traveling through sunlit skies overhead. The time was a little after 11 am when biochemist “Dr. W.” and bacteriologist, “Dr. Y.” were driving along the road. They continued to follow the strange aerial anomaly until they arrived at their company car park. There, they would exit their vehicle and take a closer look.
Over the road from their location, directly over the building that resided there, was a “small metallic-looking silver disc”. It was at a tilt of approximately 20 degrees and was rotating. One of the witnesses would later describe it as “like the motion of a disc in a water meter”. They would estimate the width of the disc to have been between four and five feet.
Neither of them could hear any particular sound from the object, certainly not what you would associate with conventional aircraft of the time. They also noticed no sign of exhaust or any other type of fuel emission. Suddenly it would burst into motion again. It would move through the late-morning sky in an arc-like motion. When it was over the railroad, it turned in the air and moving around ten miles per hour, it would head in their direction.
It was then that both witnesses noticed a much larger black object, much higher above at around an altitude of 10,000 feet. They would estimate it to be at least 100 feet across and simply hovered silently with a strange authority. Moments later, two identical large black round objects appeared as if out of nowhere.
Second Thoughts Of An Official Report
With their attention momentarily on the much larger discs above, the two doctors noticed the smaller, silver disc was now much closer. It was still approaching, and still at its calm, leisurely pace. Then it stopped moving and spinning at the same time. It remained still for a second or two before moving off at a much faster pace, climbing higher as it did in the direction of Mount Hamilton. In sympathy with it, one of the large black objects moved away in the same direction.
The two men remained where they were next to their parked car. The two black objects continued hovering before one of them set out towards the north and the other shot directly upward disappearing into the waiting cloud in the upper reaches of the atmosphere. The men checked their watches. It was 11:15 am – only fifteen minutes had passed by. Each would quickly make their way to their respective offices to immediately dictate accounts to their secretaries. Dr. W originally planned to make an official report to the nearby Moffett Field air base. However, while waiting on the line, he suddenly had visions of public ridicule from his colleagues. He hung up the phone.
Although they wouldn’t make official reports, they would speak privately and under anonymity with UFO researcher James MacDonald. The sighting, by two respected professionals no less, is certainly intriguing. And is one that would be replicated several times in sunny California over the next several weeks. NOTE: The above image is CGI.