It was a quiet evening until my phone rang Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Glynis Heenan was calling from her car with heart-thumping excitement in her voice. She had just rounded a curve on a road near her home in Cashiers, NC and at that moment was looking at a sky ship that was close enough for her to count its windows.
I glanced at my clock; it was 8:54 p.m. After getting a few details about what she was seeing, I suggested she focus on the ship instead of talking to me and to call with the rest of the story in the morning. At 6:30 the next morning, she called again – still excited.
“I was driving to pick up Devon at church,” she began. “The sky was pretty busy that night with three or four distant ships flashing around the sky. Then as I came to an open paddock, there it was, and it was close.”
“It was circular but I was seeing it from its side, so it looked sleek,” she explained. “Around the circumference, I counted eight windows. They were white from illumination. Above the windows, the ship was blue but would sometimes flash red. Below the windows the ship was dark.
“After years of driving the gravel road from my house to town, I know it takes six minutes. During that time, I could see the same ship whenever there was an opening in the forest.
“Once I got to Highway 107 and turned toward town, I stopped to pick up Devon at the church. After I picked her up, we pulled into the parking area at the Cashier’s newspaper and opened the sunroof so we could watch the ship together.
“From there we made a stop at the Exxon station at the intersection of Highways 107 and 64. The ship was still in sight. “Devon kept things moving though when she said, ‘There are weird people out at night, Mom. Let’s go home.’
“All the way home,” Glynis continued, “we could see the ship through the openings in the forest. It was still in view when we got home at 9:30 p.m. We didn’t watch it after that. It was a school night; Devon was tired and wanted to get ready for bed.”
When I asked about the size of the ship, Glynis reported that it was slightly smaller than her thumb at arm’s length.
Ship appears the following night
Friday morning I received another early morning call from Gylnis. She was anxious to report that the same ship had appeared over the tree tops in her backyard around midnight – just six hours earlier. “It looked like the same ship but it was closer and was bigger than my thumb at arm’s length,” she explained. “There were six other ships in the distance.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
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.
An unidentified flying object sighted in the Angus skies near Carnoustie this morning has left a number of people mystified. One Carnoustie resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he had been fairly skeptical about such things, but wanted an explanation for what he saw. He and several members of his family, along with a Forfar couple, saw a strange red disc moving about the sky between 6.30am and 6.55am this morning. Neither the Coastguard nor members of staff at RAF Leuchars could shed any light on the sighting. The man said that the object, which moved about the sky, was “like nothing I’ve ever seen before except on the film Armageddon”. “I was out walking the dog with my wife and child near the black slab car park this morning,” he said. “We saw this red oblong shape in the sky, and it couldn’t have been the moon or the sun because of the way it was moving. It then just disappeared.
“A car drew up and the man inside asked us if we’d seen it and we said yes. “Distressed” “The man in the car said he was from Forfar and had seen the light earlier, and we could see he was visibly distressed.” The family continued their walk along the beach and the object reappeared at about 6.55am. “I’m neither a believer nor a non-believer in UFOs, but this time it had changed from bright red to orange, and it was much bigger,” he continued. “Anybody looking at the sky would have seen it – it was that big you couldn’t miss it.” A member of the Fife Coastguard said there had been no reports of flares or other lights. “It’s been fairly misty this morning, and there is no meteorite activity as far as I know,” he said. A spokesman at RAF Leuchars discounted any official aerial activity by personnel from the Fife airbase. “I know of no operations in the area by any of our flights,” he said. So it seems the strange red object will have to remain a mystery for the time being. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case file.
“I’m told there are technologies in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean that give the United States in particular a very good idea of how fast objects move, especially objects that display a huge magnetic anomaly because they’re metallic.
“And, people have briefed me on the underwater telemetry of these objects and they’ve described objects moving as fast as 800 knots under water. And I mean the fastest submarine, I think, is probably what, 40 to 50 knots, if you’re lucky.
“And these objects are going to incredible depths, whatever they are. The other thing that was made very, very clear to me, they are intelligently controlled. They are engaging with these submarines. They are moving toward them, moving around them, operating intelligently around them.” ROBERT COULTHART.
Dr. Robert W. McGwier, was doing classified National Security work onboard the USS Hampton when there was a stunning encounter with an underwater UFO in the late 1990s. Here is his account of that event. – The editor
“We were on our way and all of a sudden I hear this sound. It’s really strange because it’s clear that what is going on is something is whizzing by us and it’s moving so fast. I just can’t believe it because this submarine is limited in the speed it can go by the incompressibility of the water in front of us. And this thing blew by us like we were standing still.
“Now, I’m not going to throw anybody else under the bus, but I guarantee you the following happened. A person with knowledge of onboard systems came out and said:
Oh, My God, this god-damn thing is going faster than the speed of sound underwater!!!
“That’s faster than the speed of sound in air. Nothing can move faster than the speed of sound in air underwater because water is incompressible.”
THANKS TO Ross Coulthart. He is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist who has worked more than 30 years with newspapers and television news, including The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, ABC-TV and 60 Minutes. He’s also an author. His most recent book, “IN PLAIN SIGHT,” is about his UFO investigations. The top segment is a revealing snippet about underwater UFOs from one of his podcast interviews.
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2012, Glynis Heenan of Cashiers, NC called and told me that a sky ship had landed near her home the night before. Later she sent a copy of the above painting of a ship she found on the Internet that is similar to the one she saw.
A sky ship, similar to the one shown above, LANDED in Cashiers, NC the night of February 25, 2012.
After three and a half years of seeing ships scoot around the sky over Cashiers, Glynis Heenan finally saw one land. She’d been driving her daughter back and forth all evening for various activities and saw ships whenever she left the house.
She saw them from Laurel Knob Road, from Highway 107, from White Squirrel Trail and from the EXXON station in the center of town. Indeed, every time she looked up between the hours of 7:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., she saw two or three ships. At arm’s length they each were slightly smaller than the width of her thumb.
Then on her last trip home after dropping off her daughter for a sleepover, she saw a ship perched on a hill near her home. It was on the north side of the same paddock where she’d seen sky ships hovering low before. She looked at her watch and it was 10:20 p.m. – exactly three hours after seeing the first ships that evening.
For seven minutes she just sat in her vehicle and watched the ship. At arm’s length, it was at least the size of a softball. It had a rounded light on top with smaller lights on the lower half. She could see thin darker shadows beneath the ship that seemed to be landing legs.
“As I was watching the ship on the hill,” she explained, “I felt a sense of urgency about what is happening around the world. I also felt like I was being prepared for an eventual face-to-face meeting with those on the ship.
“After sitting there awhile without anything else happening, I attempted to drive closer for a better view. When that didn’t work, I reminded myself that ‘they’ were in control and if they wanted me to get a closer view, they would make it happen. So I drove on home and kept checking the sky until about 11:30 p.m. Each time I looked, I only saw two or three more distant ships.”
I was driving home from work in Fort Macleod Alberta to my house in Lethbridge Alberta, when I came to the top of Monach Couliee which is just north of Lethbridge approx. 10 min. I saw a disc shaped craft flying slowing in the sky just north of the highway. It appeared to be a sky blue with fake camo white clouds scattered roughly around the hull trying to match the existing sky at the time, but it was easy to notice. I grabbed my cell phone from my passenger seat and started recording the craft out the front windshield of my truck. As I continued driving and took another video out the drivers window as the craft was on a northern path away from Lethbridge and I was still heading east. I didn’t stop the truck as I was in a hurry to get home for my Christmas party at my main place of employment as a heavy equipment tech at the western star dealership in Lethbridge.
As the craft flew out of sight of my cell phone camera. I continued driving home. Approx. 5 min later, as I was heading south near Coalhurst Alberta, I noticed 2 sets of 2 fighter jets flying at a high rate of speed in the exact direction the disc craft was heading, I got my phone out fast enough to start recording the second set of 2 jets as they were flying so fast. When I got home to show my wife and my parents the 3 videos, I thought I recorded, only 1 second of all 3 videos was found on my phone. That was the 5th sighting I had that year of craft and strange bright spheres, and 7th total now be in my life. Canada has no air force base south of Lethbridge, so the jets must have been sent from Great falls, Montana. When I was younger my dad worked at CFB Suffield, and we lived in Medicine Hat. The closest Canadian base would be Cold Lake, north of Edmonton with any fighter jets to respond. Hopefully they captured footage of it, of course we probably won’t even find out! NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Witness was camping in Pisgah National Forest near Black Mountain weekend of 5-7 May 2023. and had a sighting of multiple orbs overnite/morning of 7 May. Witness says he awoke at 3 am to use the bathroom and noticed orb lighting up the forest canopy. He went to grab his phone and recorded footage of object. Other camping friends were sleeping and brushed off witness as seeing things when he attempted to alert them of the objects. He said object was initially just floating making no sound without any man-made aircraft shape. Witness then observed civilian prop powered planes circling object then orbs moved to over top of mountain and began ejecting up to a hundred other orbs. Sighting lasted two hours and witness checked local media for any other witness reports but did not see anything. Witness was unable to return to sleep and left camp site at daylight. Witness showed other campers footage in morning and states other campers who refused to wake up regretted their decision to not believe him.
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
SAN DIEGO – The International Society for UFO Research (ISUR) has received intriguing information from a former Air Wing Marine once stationed at Miramar Air Station. In November of 1995, a pilot in his squadron, VMFA-212 (F/A-18Cs) had a near-collision with a slender cigar-shaped UFO. Interestingly, the UFO was recorded on the plane’s “Heads-Up Display video” according to this former enlisted Marine who viewed the tape. Excerpts, with names, addresses and phone numbers deleted from several e-mail exchanges between ISUR and the ex-Marine follow. Ex-Marine’s initial description of a “12:00 noon,” November 1995, incident: I was in the Marine Corps. Two of our pilots had just gotten back from a flight. One of them called for intelligence and me (flight scheduling rep). He showed us the Heads Up Display video from the flight.
He was engaging the other pilot in a dogfighting exercise when a “cigar-shaped” object zipped past the F-18. We slowed it down to a crawl, but it was traveling so fast initially that it was a blur even at the speed we viewed. The object came so close to the jet, the pilot thought it would hit him. Later in the video, the F-18 in front is preparing to bank right. Just before he does a glare on the video banks quickly to the left about 2 seconds before either jet made a move. I personally acquired the flight clearance the day before and there should not have been any activity even in the area. However, it was never explained and shortly declassified. Everyone discarded the situation as either a mistake by someone on the ground or a natural phenomenon. According to what the pilot, and the rest of us saw on the video, the object was approximately 12 feet in length and 3 feet wide.
The name of the squadron was VMFA-212 (F/A-18Cs). The video has probably been copied over, deleted or discarded. On February 22 and 23, 1999 several UFOs were reported in the Miramar Air Station area. Thanks to ISUR and board member John Thompson. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
My wife and 2 children were camping at the Battenkill sports quarters campgrounds near Cambridge NY. Myself and the 2 children aged 2 and 6 were lying on a blanket in a large field watching for shooting stars from the perseid meteor showers. Bernadette my wife was about 100ft away cleaning the site. The night was mostly clear with some clouds and a full moon. From above the mountains in the southeast the children and I noticed an extremely large object with lights. It went behind a large cloud and then reappeared almost directly over head. It looked round and I counted 8 yellowish white lights around it, 2 almost in the middle and 1 flashing white light in the very middle. It was moving at approx 50 mph and was approx the size of 10 jet airplanes end to end and side to side. The size was immense to say the least and it rumbled but did not have a jet engine whine as it passed over us towards Shushan, NY. As it was coming out from the cloud I yelled to the wife and she saw it also. After it had passed, I asked my 6 year old son what he thought of that big “jet” so maybe he would not be scared. He replied that “that was not a jet but a flying saucer”. Another set of campers were in a tent nearby but did not see it but heard it and thought that it was thunder. We are curious as to if anybody else saw this that night or any others as it was tough to miss. I have served 19 years in the army and lived near many airfields and airports and have never seen anything like this or as large as this in the sky! NOTE: The above image is CGI.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We received a phone call on February 5, 2015 from John Dyer who lives west of Bryson City, NC on lower Alarka Road. He wanted to report his unique UFO experience that happened about 10 hours earlier. There were two of us on the phone with John. Here is a summary of what he told us over the phone.
In the early morning hours of February 5, 2015, about 2 a.m., John stepped outside his home and looked up at the sky. He saw about 16-20 white-light UFOs in the sky arranged in a square. He estimated the square of lights was about 2,000 feet in the air and that there was equal spacing between each of the UFOs.
When we asked him how big the square was, he said if he extended his arm straight out in front of him that his open hand could not cover the entire square of lights.
Then his story became more unusual. He said a swirling vapor came down from one of the UFOs and encircled him for about 10 minutes. He said he immediately yelled out for his friend, Tristan Ball, to come outside. He wanted a witness.
From inside the swirling vapor, John said the vapor was thick but translucent. From outside the swirling vapor, Tristan saw a black sheen that sometimes rippled through the vapor. When it did, it partially blocked John from his view. As he told us this, we thought of UFO cloaking technology.
When we asked John if he felt anything, he said “amazement” and that he felt like “spirit warriors” were encircling him to protect and help him.
Hi Ken: I was at the Teign Estuary and I had been walking up and down along the estuary while the tide was out taking random photographs of the area. I had seen several spheres dart across the sky and many other anomalous objects. I was there for hours on end investigating the whole area. Once the tide had turned and the water had started coming back in, I promptly walked back up along the Estuary, and I rounded the corner that led back to some steps and a raised grassy area where there are several benches. I stopped to take some photographs of Shaldon Bridge and suddenly something rather peculiar shot by. I zeroed in on it while looking through my binoculars and it was silver and was very reflective. It appeared to be starfish shaped with something black on top of it.
I quickly powered on my Nikon P900 camera and aimed it in the direction of the anomalous craft and immediately took some photographs right as it changed position and a saucer detached from the main body of the craft. The saucer then flew off heading toward the moors and the main object shot off in the opposite direction at terrific speed. I was really confused by this anomalous craft, at first it looked like a bird and then it looked like a starfish, and then like a jet plane with a flying saucer. I have never seen anything so perplexing in my life, and I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff. I was left scratching my head wondering what I had just witnessed. I then carried on walking and swiftly made my way back to the car. As soon as I got home I looked at the photographs on my monitor and on examination of the photographs, I could see that I had indeed captured this anomalous craft in three of the photographs.
It’s pretty rare to see a craft detach from a main anomalous craft like this, so I feel very fortunate to have captured it. These anomalous objects are very prevalent within this area of Devon, and RAF radar stations must be picking them up, and tracking them as they fly freely around British airspace totally unchallenged as it seems the government’s prerogative is to simply ignore these aerial incursions. This photograph clearly shows a technologically advanced alien craft detaching a saucer craft high above a mobile phone mask at Teignmouth. This is yet again more proof of alien visitation to Earth and the ongoing intrusive violation of British airspace. The photographs were taken at 5:10 PM on the 7th of May 2023, at the Teign Estuary, Devon England. All the best John.
In April 2011, a friend and I were stargazing on my roof on a dry clear night in New Jersey. We were observing the Lyrids meteor shower that wasn’t producing as many shooting stars as we had hoped, but we stayed up there, intensely focused on the sky to see one every few minutes.
After a couple hours of this, we caught a bright light in our peripherals. We turn around and see what looks like a bright blue-white LED flashlight traveling in the forest behind the house. At first instinct we thought it was the police with a flashlight chasing someone, but then we realized that the light was up in the tree tops, weaving through the canopy. All we could say is “WTF is that” over and over again as it got closer to us.
It was traveling along the direction of the river behind our house and seemed to notice us because as it passed the back of my house, it slowed to a gentle stop then took a 90 degree turn onto the clearing of our property about 40 feet from us coming straight towards us. As if it had noticed us and wanted to check us out.
This is when we got our first really good look at it. It was a perfectly defined glowing sphere of light the size of a basketball with what seemed like churning/flowing plasma inside. Icy blue/white hue emitting absolutely no sound at all. We started screaming at this point.
As it approached, it moved very slowly compared to the pace it had traveling through the trees. It seemed almost cautious in its movement? It’s weird but you could sense some form of intention/intelligence in it’s movement.
We were horrified because we knew nothing could explain what we were seeing. And we weren’t about to stick around and find out by letting it get any closer. We scrambled off the roof and ran inside, hiding under a blanket like scared little children, even though we were in our late teens. We didn’t talk about it much after that because we just couldn’t explain it.
About a year later, one of my neighbors is banging on my door telling me to let him in. He was visibly shaken and told me that him and a friend were down by the river in that same patch of woods and were chased by a floating silent light ball. This freaked me out because I knew he was telling the truth. I had never told him the story of my encounter.
After some more recent research, I discovered that our neighborhood, including my property, is situated on top of the Musconetcong Thrust Fault. I wonder if this fault line contributes to the phenomenon in any way. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by David Fritz Field Investigator for MUFON N.J
EDITOR’S NOTE: We received this witness report on November 8, 2016 from a man who identified himself but requested that we use only his initials C.T.
I just found your site and wanted to give you my sighting report. I live near Mount Airy in Surry County, North Carolina (county in red). I have looked and looked to find a person with a similar sighting and have yet to find one that resembles what I saw. I can’t remember the exact day but a few years ago around 10 or 11 o’clock, I was sitting outside on the porch looking southwest. I was gazing at the stars and noticed one that was peculiar. I remembered some talk about Venus around that time so I was thinking it might be Venus. As I kept watching, the “star-like” object seemed pretty innocuous but it seemed to get higher above the tree line. We are in a small valley. Across the road is a steep hill/small mountain. The light seemed to gain distance between it and the top of the hill.
It continued very slowly until I realized it was not gaining altitude, it was coming toward me from the southwest. Slowly I was able to make out the light which was attached to the foreword center of a craft of some sort. Eventually, I could see the dark shape against the dark purplish grey sky. It was relatively low to the ground. It is hard to estimate, but I would say it was about 300-500 feet from the ground. Compared to my thumb at arm’s length, it was about the size of my whole thumb. Its shape resembled a policeman’s shield-like badge. Once the shape was clearly visible, I was amazed it could fly since its appendages were by no means wings and it was slow moving not hovering – surely not “flying.” I have attached a drawing of the outline of the bottom of the craft (R). Then I felt the eeriest feeling while I was watching it – that it also was watching me and was aware that I was watching it. I started to feel slightly scared in a hard to describe way.
Not too long after feeling like it was watching me, it banked slowly and gently in a tight turn heading west. The turn was far too tight for normal flight. Immediately the sense of being watched went away. I then watched it between the gaps in the trees from the wooded area beside my house. There was no sound during the sighting but shortly after it banked and turned, I could make out a faint drone sound, however, there also was a high-altitude aircraft at the same time with standard aviation flashing lights. The UFO traversed the sky slowly. From the time I noticed the light to the point where I could not see it any longer, was approximately five minutes. I reported my sighting to MUFON and they contacted me for an interview about the sighting. I’m still baffled by what I saw because it moved so slowly and so silently. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We received the following eyewitness UFO account from Bill Stanley on November 17, 2017. He sent it to us after reading “The night the UFO talked back” which is posted directly below this report.The story you posted about the UFO talking back is SO similar to an experience I had in West Knoxville – right down to the voice and the large windows on the side. It also happened within the same time period.
Bill’s talking UFO sighting was in West Knoxville, TN. The blue arrow points to the location of a similar sighting along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was driving to work at 5:30 on a cold winter morning in February or March 1996. It was mostly dark with only a vague dawn light when I saw the general outline of a huge object on a hill about a half mile away. It was like seeing a Walmart building where nothing exists even to this day except trees. It was tilted 5-10 degrees off horizontal following the contour of the hill. The rectangular object (at least the side facing me) looked to be several hundred feet long and taller than any of the trees I could see, perhaps 50-60 feet in height. The object had five huge square windows along the side that was facing me. Each one was possibly 30 to 40 feet square. They were lit from within and had a soft yellow glow. I could see no people or beings through those windows, but I felt like I was being watched. I pulled my Jeep over to the side of the road to get a better look. I even thought of trying to find a road up that hill to see it more closely. Then the most significant part of this sighting happened. Suddenly inside my head, just as clearly as if someone were sitting next to me, I heard “You need to get to work.” Note that the voice did not say “I need to get to work,” it said “YOU need to get to work. ” This was not a thought that occurred in my mind; it was external. Someone else placed that thought in my head and I felt compelled to leave and go on to work. In retrospect, there was no particular urgency for me to be at work that morning; no big projects were being done at that time. Yet, this command sounded urgent. It was as if I had been told “LEAVE” – and I did just that. I have thought about that encounter many times over the years and remain frustrated that I did not follow through and go find that object. I still wonder where that voice and command came from and why I simply obeyed and didn’t fight it. After all, I had been waiting a lifetime for such an encounter. In reflecting on the incident, it exhibited anti-gravity characteristics and was far too large to have been propelled by conventional engines. It was either a secret American military craft or it was alien. If it was an alien craft, I might understand how compelling they could be, but if it was a military craft, then it’s truly frightening what technologies they might have and use on people.
“Three objects appeared beneath the clouds, their color a rather bright red. As they approached the ship they appeared to soar, passing above the broken clouds. After rising above the clouds, they appeared to be moving directly away from the earth. The largest had an apparent area of about six suns. It was egg-shaped, the larger end forward. The second was about twice the size of the sun, and the third, about the size of the sun. Their near approach to the surface appeared to be most remarkable. That they did come below the clouds and soar instead of continuing their southeasterly course is also curious. The lights were in sight for over two minutes and were carefully observed by three people whose accounts agree as to the details.” Source: A sighting by the U.S.S. Supply off of the eastern coast of Korea, as reported by then Lt. Frank H. Schofield, later to become Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Went into my garden to look at stars 10.40 pm on 15th May, saw very bright light travelling from west then over my head to the east, at 500-1000 ft height, made no sound, and the light was constant, I could not make up any outline as it was like the brightest star. After a couple minutes it was overhead, and I grabbed my iPhone 13 and took a short video. This showed it was no plane or helicopter, more like an orb or craft. A still from my video could just make out possibly several lights from beneath the craft. My belief it is man-made military anti-gravity vehicle, propelled by nuclear energy similar to tr3b. Now they have been known to be using TR10 versions. Extra-terrestrial vehicles are known to travel very much faster 10-20,000 mph. I am sending you a screenshot from my video on my iPhone, and I will examine the video itself, but the dataset is very large I will try and edit.
Curiosity’s mission to Mars began nine years ago, but the rover has continued to study the Red Planet well past its initial two-year mission timeline, to establish the historic habitability of Mars for life. It is now working in collaboration with the new Perseverance Mars rover, which landed in February 2021 and has been tasked with collecting rock and soil samples for a possible return to Earth.
KENS NOTE: As you know by now, NASA says it has no evidence of life on Mars. After researching a few hundred images from the rovers on Mars, I have discovered hundreds of insects and very strange things. NASA has purposely blurred many images on Mars in order to hide life on Mars. All you have to do is research and view the NASA hi-def images to see for yourself. I have found the most images on Gigapan. ….……. Panoramic Photography | Panoramic Images | Hi-Res Images | GigaPan This will take you to images on Mars. You can also find the GigaPan images on Facebook. There are a few Mars sites that have the GigaPan images on them. These images seem to be in hi-definition and makes it easy to spot insects or mammals. Make sure you are using a larger desk top screen or laptop, at least 16 inches, to properly see the image. Zoom in on the image and see for yourself. It usually takes me a few hours to properly scan one image for insects. Below are some of my newer findings on Mars. Send me your findings and I will publish them for you….email@example.com GALLERY BB
KENS NOTE: Make sure you view these insects on a large screen desktop. Remember that rocks do not have legs, eyes, hair, tails, fur and antennas. They also camouflage themselves with the areas background.Most of these insects vary in length from 4 inches to 24 inches. All NASA has to do is look at their images from the Rover and helicopter. Many times, NASA blurs out portions of a hi-definition image or they copy and paste duplicates over the object they want to hide. NASA is lying to us again and it’s a wonder why the news media has not reported this to the world. It’s funny how the truth never comes from the news media.
For all of you conspiracy theorist, there is talk about Devon Island, in Canada, as being the place where most of these photos were taken. There are an increasing number of people who believe that NASA’s rovers never left the Earth in the first place, and the pictures they are allegedly sending back from Mars are taken in remote areas of our planet. “Evidence suggests that the pictures that we see on NASA’s website are not even taken by the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. “It is very possible that by now, both rovers are stored in a hangar, somewhere at NASA’s headquarters.”
I was walking at night, approximately 2:30 in the morning down my street, as I like to take late walks and think. I was walking down my road, where I live is number 3 and I was working my way directionally ascending in house numbers and made it to approximately 23 Northwestern Trail. The sky was clear and stars visible. I saw what I first thought was a comet before realizing it wasn’t disappearing. And it was swaying. The best way I can think to describe is like if there were a helicopter with its ladder down and the wind was causing it to gently swing, and each handle or bar to grab on was swaying. It was a string of blue-white lights, like lightsabers turned vertically, each one perfect in their shape and sort of flat bars but the shape was rounded at the ends, not a perfect square line. And they seemed to sway together gently like the breeze was blowing them. In between each line was a kind of dot of hazy light like a distant star.
It’s difficult to say how far away they were, they were completely filling the sky but the bottom of the ladder was not visible due to a mountain being on the horizon but the size seemed enormous. In comparison to the stars in the sky, each line would be about 5 stars combined. It was like looking at a ferris wheel in the sky while standing a distance away. This is the second time I have seen a UFO in this area, the other time, which I reported and was called to discuss with, I think his name was Bob Spearing, something like that. That was a 40 foot black triangle that flew directly over me, just as 5-10 feet above the telephone pole so maybe 70 feet above my head on Nebraska Trail, it was while I was talking on the phone with a friend whose mother dying of cancer and I would walk late and get in lengthy conversations.
I was in too much shock to think to hang up on him and take a photo. This time tonight, I remembered and took my phone out and typed in my passcode and got the camera ready and the lights and when I looked up the lights were gone. They appeared solid and were descending and I thought I had time to capture it. Very frustrating. Even though I had the close encounter with the black triangle, this shocked me more because I knew it had to be quite far in the distance from where I stood in the street so the size of the lights and the amount of them and the way they filled the sky was beyond belief. I am still in shock, I had to wait for my body to stop trembling to type this and it still feels weird, and my throat and mouth are extremely dry.
I watched these sticks of light swaying their way down like a herd of animals walking down a mountain very slowly, they were moving gently side to side like the breeze blew them and heading down below the horizon line. These light sticks were all the same shape and size, and between each of them was a star-sized ball of light that moved in formation with the sticks like they were all attached. It was like a rope ladder hanging from the highest point in the sky all the way down and behind the mountain and you could see it was moving downward very slowly. And then they all vanished and left no trace of light. There was no sound, and the lights did not flash or flicker. They seemed like solid sticks in the sky, made of blueish white light, similar to stars but brighter.
They were not hazy but the smaller balls of light between each stick had a slight haze around them. And they all moved like they were on a rope and dangling, but also making their way downward. None went faster than the other, it was like they were all connected, that’s why I thought of it like a helicopter ladder like I’ve seen in movies. It was so perfect-looking it was as if they were digitally imprinted on the sky but for the fact that they moved. I watched for about a minute before realizing I had my phone and could take a picture, but they were gone by the time I had got it set up in my hand looking at my screen and then looked back. I ran down the road to try to see if they were anywhere in sight but they were gone.
The only correlation between this event and the last time I saw the triangle is that I was very positive in my thoughts. When I saw the triangle, I was offering extremely positive words to my friend because his mom was in the hospital dying. This night I was in the same headspace of feeling very light and happy and thinking positively as I went out for my walk. Both events created such an awestruck feeling. Very intense. It feels like I just witnessed someone giving birth, a kind of shock and euphoria. This time is slightly different than last in that my mouth and throat are extremely dry, but that could be because the shock is more intense because the sheer size, they were distant so it just seems like they had to be massive, and the line of lights was 30 or more individual light sticks. The only other thing of note was that about 10 seconds after I heard a fox barking about 20 feet away from me. Pretty typical for this area and time of night. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case file.
This case is under investigation by Section State Director Frank Schlesinger of MUFON N.J.