On May 26, 1987, commercial airline pilot Randy Etting took a nighttime walk near his home in Newtown, Connecticut. He often studied the skies when he walked, trying to identify passing planes. At around 9:45, he observed some orange and red lights approaching from the west. He got his binoculars and called his neighbors to come outside. Etting said that as the UFO passed over Interstate 84, cars pulled over to watch. And indeed, between 9:30 and 10:15 P.M., more than 200 people phoned police to report a UFO. The object displayed a semicircular pattern of very bright multicolored lights. Several drivers reported that their cars had lost power as the lights passed by. About 15 minutes later, calls started coming in from New Milford, about 14 miles north, alerting authorities that the lights — reported by many to be connected to an object “larger than a football field” — were hovering there. The lights eventually vanished, but the mystery remains.
UFO sightings are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.
Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something
up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon.
Surprisingly, Jersey radar equipment did not pick up the object,
although an air traffic controller said he had received
simultaneous reports from the Aurigny and Blue Islands pilots.
Aurigny’s Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object
during a flight from Southampton.
He spotted a bright-yellow light 10 miles west of Alderney while
his plane was about 30 miles from the island and at 4,000ft.
“It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It
was 2,000ft up and stationary,” he said.
“I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised
it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it
was the size of a 737.”
A 737 is slightly smaller than a jumbo jet.
“But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it
was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”
As he continued his approach to Alderney, Capt. Bowyer saw a
second identical object further to the west.
“It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was
further away. It was closer to Guernsey.”
The sightings come days after reports that scientists have
discovered outside our solar system an Earth-like planet capable
of supporting extraterrestrial life.
“I can’t explain it. At first, I thought it might have been a
reflection from a vinery in Guernsey, but that would have
disappeared quickly. This was clearly visual for about nine
The sightings happened at about 3pm. Capt. Bowyer, who has flown
commercial planes for about 20 years, said he had described the
objects to air traffic control and filled in an incident report.
“As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was
tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a
closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I
had to think of the safety of the passengers first.”
He added that the experience had been quite scary.
“I”m certainly not saying that it was something of another
world. All I”m saying is that I have never seen anything like it
before in all my years of flying.”
Paul Kelly, 31, the air traffic controller who was on duty, said
the Blue Islands pilot had made a similar report, but nothing
had appeared on his radar.
“The pilot from Blue Islands was en route to Jersey at the same
time and as he went past Sark he described an object behind him
to his left,” he said.
“The description was very similar to Captain Bowyer’s and they
described it as being in exactly the same place. But they were
looking at it from opposite sides.”
The pilot told him the object had been 1,500ft beneath his
The Blue Islands plane was at 3,500ft at the time so, again,
both pilots placed it at the same altitude.
“If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
We have a camp in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont which we go to every Friday and leave to go home every Monday morning. This Sunday night I was sitting in my car listening to the Superbowl on the am radio as we have no power, tv etc in our camp. Couldn’t get game on fm radio so went out to listen in my car. Was warm for this area and time of year so was not uncomfortable to be outside. I would have no idea of the event time except for the time on my photos as I was paying attention to the game.
As we have no electric lights it is very dark in the yard which made it immediately apparent when the sky became bright. I had my phone in my hand and snapped 3 pictures before the aircraft flew away. My boyfriend only saw the sky light up and not the actual event as he was inside getting us drinks and snacks. I showed the pictures to my friend yesterday and he told me to send them to you. I have had other sightings in this area but never anything like this and I’ve never taken a picture before.
This case is under investigation by State Director Ken Pfeifer of MUFON Vermont.
Special thanks to the witness Angela Eaton for having the courage to report this sighting.
Late on the evening of 21st January 1976, Bruce sat in his truck on the outskirts of Clovis, New Mexico, near to the transmitter of the KMTY FM 99.1 radio station, for whom he worked part-time to help fund his way through college in order to pursue a career in journalism.
He wasn’t supposed to work this evening and was called in last minute as the station wished to perform tests on the transmitter. They required someone to be at the location, and needing the money as always, Bruce agreed to the extra work. Needless to say, it was a night he would not forget.
As a journalist, he was surely thankful for the fact he was placed in exactly the right location to witness the upcoming events.
It was as he was sitting in his truck looking out on the odd patches of light dotted around below, including those of Cannon Air Force Base, when he noticed three strange lights in the sky. The way they appeared would lead him to later describe them as “like lightbulbs on a string”.
Then, two of the lights dropped quickly to the ground, seemingly stopping before collision and hovering. The third light remained stationary above.
Due to his duty as a “storm spotter”, Bruce always carried around his storm spotters kit, which included a pair of binoculars. As he sat watching these strange hovering lights, he reached for them and placed them to his eyes to observe the two lower objects.
An Incident With “Classic Saucer Shaped” Crafts
Amazed at what he was seeing, Bruce took in as much detail as possible. Once magnified, these lights had a “classic saucer shape” to them. Each had a “bluish glow” around them, although the underside sent a “red radiant glow” downwards. Also clear, was the distinct “dome shape” on the top of each craft.
He kept the binoculars trained on the two craft. After several minutes they began to move off, slowing and in perfect parallel unison to each other. He would follow them for around fifteen minutes in total as they moved calmly over the largely unsuspecting citizens below.
It was clear their mission was to intercept, and they would head straight for the four glowing crafts. However, each time one of the jets would get in the immediate vicinity of the crafts, they would shoot to another part of the sky at breakneck speeding. The jets were, by comparison, clunky and lumbering. And were seemingly no match for these apparently advanced objects.
As the objects made these sharp and extremely precise turns, a strange “plasma-type glow” was briefly visible in the sky. From the tallest building on campus, the small group would watch the desperate attempts of the F-111 jets with an almost unrestricted view.
Everyone Was “Freaking Out” At Cannon Air Force Base
It was around 45 minutes later at around 1:30 am when events ended. The objects, after leading the jets all around the night sky, suddenly “shot up and were gone in a second”. The jets returned to base, their pilots undoubtedly awash with a mixture of bewilderment and frustration.
One of the witnesses, using his powerful telescope, had a clear view of the base, and specifically, the flight line of the runway. He would report that when he followed the objects as they swooped down to the runway, all of the lights would go out, much like Bruce recalled the lights of the town dimming the previous evening as the strange crafts passed over them.
Interestingly, using his many contacts based at Cannon Air Force Base (he would regularly take requests for music on air at the radio station when working as a disc jockey), Bruce would discover that the entire base suffered a complete power outage during part of the incident.
Furthermore, according to Bruce’s contacts, everyone at the base – including superior officers – were “freaking out” due to the sudden appearance of these strange objects. This, as well as the scrambling of the jets would suggest that whoever, or whatever, was behind these crafts, the United States military – at least those at Cannon Air Force Base – were not privy to their plans or reasons.
The contact would also reveal more to Bruce – on the condition that he not reveal where the information came from. He would claim a new, bright lighting system was immediately being put in place (it appeared within days of the incident), and even more intriguing, the base had quietly recorded radar confirmation of activity from both night in question. NOTE: The above image is CGI.