California-08-26-07-2:30 AM-I received the following sighting report from one of our readers. In the city of Lakewood on a cloudy night, a blinking light appeared. I thought it was a star or plane moving. It kept blinking: moving back and forth then disappeared when a thick cloud went by. 2:30 AM Sunday 08/26/07 source: about.com reader Paul M.
California-mid 80s-I received the following report from one of our readers.
Back in the mid 80s, my brother-in-law worked part time for a small company that delivered the "Wall-street Journal" to small businesses. The deliveries were done at night with him returning home around 7 AM. Since he was working both days and nights, once in a while I would help him out by running his delivery route for him, usually on Friday nights so he and my sister could have some time for themselves.
At the time we all lived in the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, located in Sonoma county. The delivery route however, was northeast of there in Lake County. Lake County is about an hour or so away from Santa Rosa, through Napa County and up over Mt. St. Helena... A twisty-windy mountain drive.
On this particular night my wife's brother (Jim) decided to go with me and give me a hand. The delivery went well and we were on our way back home. Just as you come off the mountain there is an immediate right turn to get us back home, I missed it, and after a few minutes I realized what happened and decided to continue to the next road and then double back that way. We were now in Napa County, and near the small town of Calistoga.
The road was a small, one lane in each direction country road. On the left was a hill and on the right was flat field with a few small trees. We were now heading west, it was still dark but heading towards dawn very swiftly. As we drove I noticed that a farmer was working in the field as I saw two bright headlights from his tractor. As I drove and watched the farmer, I noticed that he was approaching one of those small trees, as the silhouette of the tree was clearly seen as the headlights shone through it.
As the tractor got closer to the tree, it stopped, and to our amazement the lights began to rise up. Just as they began to raise they went out... I immediately hit the brakes and came to a complete stop. Jim and I jumped out and ran to the back of the car. By this time the sky was just beginning to lighten up and made a perfect background for what we were about to witness.
The object was moving very slowly and cruising at about thirty or thirty-five feet high. I literally could have thrown a rock and hit the object. I would guess the object to have had a wing span of approximately thirty-five feet, and maybe twenty-five feet from front to back. It was very dark in color, black or dark gray. It made no sound or left any trails. There did seem to be a slight ruffle in the wind, kind of hard to explain.
There were no lights except for a slight orange glow that emanated from the front/top area. We were looking straight up at the bottom so we could not see the top at all, but I felt that there was some kind of cockpit that the glow was coming from. The only way that I can think to describe the shape is that it was very similar to an ocean stingray or manta-ray type fish: It was extremely cool looking I must admit.
The tips of the wings seemed to tip downward slightly, and the very center underbelly of the object seemed to curve inward from nose to tail. I want to add that I was left with a feeling that it was in no hurry. It didn't seem to feel any threat. So there we were, standing on the side of the road in complete amazement when suddenly multiple police cars, both marked and un-marked went ripping by.
It seemed to get daylight almost instantly, and the object was just gone. It was headed southeast and must have just gone over the hill to our left. When we arrived home I immediately made a phone call to the sheriff sub-station in that area. I told them what we saw. He told me that the object had flown over the station and that several deputies had taken off after it.
Several days later the front page of the local newspaper (The Press Democrat) told of a UFO that had been seen in the early morning hours crossing over Hwy. 101 south of Santa Rosa. They described it as being shaped like an "X", I believe that it was the same object that we had seen days earlier.
At the time of the sighting, I remember just how amazed we were at what was happening. Now that I'm older, I think that I might react a bit different if this was to happen again. I mean that we were not scared at all, we were so caught up in the moment. But now, it might shake me up a bit. I'd still have to get out and see it, but I'm sure I'd be more cautious. source: www.about.com reader J. W.
Florida-08-19-The witness was taking his grown son fishing for his birthday. They were heading north on the Indian River, when they saw something unusual-an object as bright as a welders arc. The object only appeared for just a few seconds before disappearing. Witness states that the object was flying 2-3 times the speed of a commercial jet. source: www.mufon.com
Indiana-03-31-06-Some powerful storms were going on on the 31st of March 2006. I went with my friend to Castleton Indiana (a suburb in northern Indianapolis), and followed behind the storm. We were seeing some very neat lightning and decided to pull into a parking lot near the Castleton Square Mall to view the lightning and allow the storm to pass a little more.
Suddenly we saw lights emerge from the clouds and three triangular shaped ships pass overhead very quickly. I got out of the car to look in the direction that the craft had taken, but they had disappeared. I noticed a light pattern on the underside of the craft that matched the triangular shape of the craft. I would have reported this incident much sooner, however I did not know where to report it. source: www.mufon.com
New Mexico-08-22-I was driving west on I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The sky was clear, with no clouds. It was about 9:50 AM on 8-22-07. I was just getting to the Coors exit when I looked up in the sky and saw 6 huge objects, all white, all as big as an airplane, 3 on one side and 3 on the other, forming an arrow. One broke away from the pack then went back. I looked down for 2 seconds to get my cell phone to take a picture and looked back and they were gone. I have never seen anything like that. It was like 6 white passenger airplanes flying in an arrow formation. They looked like passenger airplanes without the wings. source: www.mufon.com
Great Britain-08-24- I was standing close to the bedroom window in a northerly direction and a moving object attracted my eye. I looked through the window to see fast traveling objects in a linear formation, speeding across the sky. I called to my fiance downstairs and we both opened the front door and watched as they passed overhead, unable to make out what they could be. They looked like hollow cylinders with a central light.
We had no idea what they were. Amazed and excited, perplexed we were. I went onto the Internet local news to see if any events had taken place and released anything into the sky, but could not find anything. The objects went over the horizon and disappeared. source: www.mufon.com