Two hunters had entered the woods in Elk County, Pennsylvania at about 4:45 am on 4 October 2008. It had been raining and it was very dark. For lighting they had only a “hat light” and a mini Mag light. As the fellows walked further into the wooded area, they heard the sound of a coyote howl and the two men stopped. A short time later, they heard coyotes howling from various locations all around the woods. It appeared to be three different packs of the animals.
The men had hunted quite often and one of the men said he had never heard so many coyotes howling like that before. At times it was hard for the men to communicate with each other. Suddenly about 150-200 yards ahead on the other side of a field they noticed two very dim glowing lights, the lights were about the size of a baseball and about two feet apart, and estimated to be about 15 feet above the ground. They glowed, “like the indigo colour of a watch.”
The two men thought the lights were odd, but considered that maybe there were some hunters ahead. The men shut off their lights. As they walked forward, in the distance toward where they saw the first glowing lights, they now observed what looked like a flashing beam flashing back and forth between the tree line. They did not think this was odd, since it was archery season, and there was the possibility that other hunters were in the area.
Within minutes of seeing the single light beam, about 10 individual white beams of light suddenly appeared. These light beams which “flashed around” seemed to originate from one point, and were not moving around as if being carried by someone. The beams appeared to be about 10 feet above the ground, and projected parallel with the ground, and extended straight out from the originating location. One of the men asked out loud, “how many are there?” It seemed odd to the two hunters that these lights did not seem to be trying to find a path through the woods. The men were confused as to what they were seeing. Their attention was then drawn to a glowing figure, moving from the area of the beams of light. “It seemed as though one light beam led it to the field.”
The glowing human-like form moved about 20 feet out into a grass field. The grass in the area was about 6 inches tall. The other beams of light suddenly went out. One of the men described the being as similar to “a silhouette of a person just glowing, completely glowing.” The man said the best way to describe what they saw was if someone took glow in the dark paint and rubbed it on a person’s body.
The being was estimated to be about three feet tall, the head may have been a little larger than a human, and the upper part of the body seemed to lean forward. The arms appeared to hang straight down, and were longer than that of a human. The legs were hard to see, as the glow was blocking out the shape. The colour of the glow was described as a light green, lime colour.
The being seemed to be moving at twice the speed of the two men, who were walking fast. It actually gave the impression that it was gliding, and no sound was heard. One of the men recalled that he was becoming quite shook up during the incident, and he began to whistle out loud. Moments later, the being, which had been moving steadily, just “stopped on a dime.” It remained motionless for about 30 seconds. It then moved about 20 feet into the field, “then suddenly just vanished.” It disappeared in front of their eyes, and was not seen again.
Within about two minutes after the being disappeared, all of the coyotes in the area suddenly stopped howling. The entire incident lasted a total of about five minutes. The men went back to the location later that day and looked around for any traces where they had seen the lights and the mysterious being, but nothing was found. This incident occurred amongst a series of other UFO reports which have been ongoing across Pennsylvania in recent weeks.