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Brightly glowing object photographed over South Carolina Neighborhood

The National UFO Reporting Center has reported that a Summerville, South Carolina man has reported that he was walking his dog on Saturday, December 7th of 2013, at about a quarter past 7PM eastern time, when he witnessed a bright red, glowing object...

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UFOs Caught By Canadian News Crew During Forest Fire Coverage ~ Video ~ Greg Giles

Two separate video shots capture what appear to be unidentified flying objects flying over a forest fire in West Kelowna, British Columbia, outside of Vancouver Canada.   According to huffingtonpost.com, Castanet.net, a news organization i...

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Triangle UFO Silently Moves over Lemoore, California

Lemoore, California - 07-29-14 Shape: Triangle - Duration: 60-90 seconds - Triangle Shaped Object Red w/Green Lights - No Sound My husband and I were driving on Highway 41 towards Fresno, CA. This is flat, farmland country and you can see for miles...

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New Report Compiles 25 Years of UFO Sightings in Canada

Unknown Object Photographed over Rice Lake, Canada ctvnews.ca WINNI...

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The real Men in Black, Hollywood and the great UFO cover-up


By Steve Rose

The Guardian

In a new documentary, US government agents claim they spent decades giving fake evidence of extraterrestrials to gullible ufologists. But why? And how can we trust them now?

Hidden among the avalanche of documents leaked by Edward Snowden were images from a Powerpoint presentation by GCHQ, entitled The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations. Images include camouflaged moths, inflatable tanks, women in burqas, and complex diagrams plastered with jargon, buzzwords and slogans: "Disruption Operational Playbook", "Swap the real for the false and vice versa", "People make decisions as part of groups" and, beneath a shot of hands shuffling a deck of cards, "We want to build Cyber Magicians". Curiously, sandwiched in the middle of the document are three photographs of UFOs. Not real ones – classic fakes: one was a hub cap, another a bunch of balloons, and one that turned out to be a seagull.
Devout ufologists might seize upon this as further proof that our governments "know something" about aliens and their transportation methods, but really it suggests the opposite: the UFO community is a textbook case of a gullible group susceptible to manipulation. Having spent too long watching the skies and The X-Files, it's implied, they'll readily swallow whatever snippet of "evidence" suits their grand theory.
If there really is a UFO conspiracy, it's surely the worst-kept secret in history. Roswell, Area 51, flashing lights, little green men, abductions – it's all been fed through the pop culture mill to the point of fatigue. Even the supposed enforcers of the secret, the "men in black", have their own movie franchise. But a new documentary, Mirage Men, unearths compelling evidence that UFO folklore was actually fabricated by the US government. Rather than covering up the existence of aliens, could it be that the real conspiracy has been persuading us to believe in them?

Mirage Men's chief coup is to land an actual man in black: a former Air Force special investigations officer named Richard Doty, who admits to having infiltrated UFO circles. A fellow UFO researcher says: "Doty had this wonderful way to sell it – 'I'm with the government. You cooperate with us and I'm going to tell you what the government really knows about UFOs, deep down in those vaults.'" Doty and his colleagues fed credulous ufologists lies and half-truths, knowing their fertile imaginations would do the rest. In return, they were apprised of chatter from the community, thus alerting the military when anyone was getting to close to their top-secret technology. And if the Soviets thought the US really was communing with aliens, all the better.
The classic case, well-known to conspiracy aficionados, is Paul Bennewitz, a successful electronics entrepreneur in New Mexico. In 1979, Bennewitz started seeing strange lights in the sky, and picking up weird transmissions on his amateur equipment. The fact that he lived just across the road from Kirtland air force base should have set alarm bells ringing, but Bennewitz was convinced these phenomena were of extraterrestrial origin. Being a good patriot, he contacted the Air Force, who realised that, far from eavesdropping on ET, Bennewitz was inadvertently eavesdropping on them. Instead of making him stop, though, Doty and other officers told Bennewitz they were interested in his findings. That encouraged Bennewitz to dig deeper. Within a few years, he was interpreting alien languages, spotting crashed alien craft in the hills from his plane (he was an amateur pilot), and sounding the alert for a full-scale invasion. All the time, the investigators were surveilling him surveilling them. They gave Bennewitz computer software that "interpreted" the signals, and even dumped fake props for him to discover. The mania took over Bennewitz's life. In 1988, his family checked him into a psychiatric facility.
There's plenty more like this. As Mirage Men discovers, central tenets of the UFO belief system turn out to have far earthlier origins. Mysterious cattle mutilations in 1970s New Mexico turn out to have been officials furtively investigating radiation in livestock after they'd conducted an ill-advised experiment in underground "nuclear fracking". Test pilots for the military's experimental silent helicopters admit to attaching flashing lights to their craft to fool civilians. Doty himself comes across as a slippery character, to say the least. "He remains an absolute enigma," says Mark Pilkington, writer of the book Mirage Men, the basis for the documentary. He found the retired Doty working as a traffic cop in a small New Mexico town. "Some of what he said was true and I'm sure a lot of it wasn't, or was a version of the truth. I have no doubt Rick was at the bottom of a ladder that stretches all the way to Washington. It's unclear to what extent he was following orders and to what taking matters into his own hands."
Doty almost admits to having had a hand in supposedly leaked "classified" documents, such as the "Majestic 12" dossier – spilling the beans on a secret alien liaison committee founded by President Truman. But he denies involvement in the "Project Serpo" papers – which claimed that 12 American military personnel paid a secret visit to an alien planet in the Zeta Reticuli system – only to be caught out as the source of the presumed hoax. The Serpo scenario, it has been noted, is not unlike the plot of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. Does that suggest that the forgers lazily copied the movie? Or that the movie is based on real events and Spielberg was in on the conspiracy?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind


The place of movies in the grand UFO conspiracy is a tricky area. Depending on which theory you subscribe to, Hollywood's steady stream of sci-fi is either a deliberate exaggeration, designed to make the "truth" look unbelievable (the "you've been watching too many movies" defence), or it's a way of psychologically preparing the populace for staggering alien secrets yet to be revealed. There are at least grounds for suspicion in the latter camp. Pilkington points to the CIA's Psychological Strategy Board, founded after the second world war to promote US propaganda. Associated with the board was veteran film producer Darryl Zanuck. In 1951, Zanuck executive-produced seminal alien-visitation sci-fi The Day the Earth Stood Still, often cited as a government-sanctioned testing of the waters for alien contact. Like Zanuck, the film's writer, Edmund North, was ex-military, while director Robert Wise apparently became a UFO believer on account of discussions he had with Washington figures during the making of the movie.
Steven Spielberg is a less likely government stooge, though he has been obsessed by aliens his entire career, from Close Encounters and ET up to War of the Worlds and the last Indiana Jones film (not forgetting his producer role in Falling Skies, Transformers and, er, Men in Black). If anyone's paving the way for the big reveal, it's Spielberg, but, after 30 years of paving, we're still waiting.
Mirage Men finds an even more extreme example in the form of industry veteran Robert Emenegger, who claims that in 1971 he was approached by the Pentagon to make a film revealing "what the government really knows". The Pentagon's big lure was that they would let him incorporate top-secret footage of an alien craft landing at Holloman Air Force Base in the 1960s. Predictably, the footage never materialised but Emenegger – no less cryptic a character than Richard Doty – claims to have seen it, and still believes alien contact has been established. He went ahead and made his documentary, entitled UFOs: Past, Present And Future. Presented by Rod "Twilight Zone" Serling, it culminates in a rather anti-climactic "reconstruction" of the Holloman UFO landing.
In the cold light of the post-cold war, the evidence is starting to look pretty shaky for UFOs. Numbers at UFO conventions and clubs are dwindling. The UK's Ministry of Defence closed its UFO desk in 2009, and, like many countries, has declassified its UFO documents. If there was any smoking gun, you'd imagine it would have been found in our current golden age of leaks and disclosures – but so far there's only been more smoke. On a Guardian webchat in 2010, relating to Wikileaks' release of the US embassy cables, Julian Assange asserted that "many weirdos email us about UFOs" but he'd come across nothing concrete. There were references to UFOs in the cables, he noted, but mostly to do with UFO cults rather than UFOs themselves – in the same way that GCHQ's Art Of Deception slideshow references UFO cults.
If nothing else, the leaked GCHQ document tells us the Mirage Men are still out there, sowing deception and disinformation. These days they're more likely to be targeting suspect extremist religious groups, or hackers and online fraudsters. Meanwhile, recent claims to have "deciphered" hidden backwards messages about UFOs in Edward Snowden's interview only go to show how desperate the alien conspiracy cause has become.
There's something else ufologists are a textbook example of: cognitive dissonance – the mental distress of trying to hold two conflicting worldviews simultaneously. The term was coined in the 1950s by psychologist Leon Festinger, who illustrated it with the example of a UFO cult shattered by the unfulfilled prophecy of an alien visitation. Some tenacious devotees still refuse to accept Mirage Men's findings, says Pilkington: "If beliefs are strongly held, nothing can sway them and anything that appears to undermine them will just be absorbed and repurposed. So if you're really, really dedicated, this is just chaff to throw you off the trail." Pilkington himself has been accused of working for MI5 or being a stooge controlled by the government, if not the aliens. "If I'm under intelligent control from elsewhere then I'm unaware of it, and I'm a victim, and it would be against my programming for me to be able to prove it," he reasons.
As always in the conspiracy-theory hall of mirrors, it's possible to flip the hypothesis on its head: what if the lies and hoaxes Mirage Men reveals are simply a smokescreen for the fact that the authorities really do know secrets about extraterrestrials? What better way to conceal them than by getting "found out" in their disinformation tactics? What better way of throwing sceptics off the scent than disseminating the confessions of an ex-man in black like Richard Doty, in documentaries, and articles in respectable new organisations – like this one. Perhaps we're no closer to knowing if the truth really is out there, but we can be sure the lies are.

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Close encounter with acre-sized UFO leaves three Missouri witnesses baffled



Google Map of the sighting area. (Credit: Google Maps)

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Three Joplin, MO, UFO witnesses are speaking out on the July 8, 2014, sighting where the object was originally reported as “bigger than a house,” according to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Missouri Assistant State Director Margie Kay and STAR Team Investigator Larry Jordan.
Kay and Jordan examined sites on July 13 where three credible witnesses saw a UFO and had strange experiences.
From Kay’s report issued today:
“A retired airline pilot who asked to remain anonymous, Joplin Globe general manager John Cruzan and health technician Traci Cruzan of south Joplin, Missouri, had a close encounter with an Unidentified Flying Object.
“On July 8 at 9:15 p.m. the retired pilot was walking his dog in front of his house when he noticed a quarter-sized object with orange lights in the sky north of his location. As the object approached from a high altitude to a low altitude on a straight-line trajectory he realized that it was no standard aircraft. The object was very large, teardrop in shape with multiple orange, blue, and yellow lights underneath.

The three Joplin, MO, witnesses drove one mile away to this field where they believed the UFO may have landed. (Credit: MUFON)
The three Joplin, MO, witnesses drove one mile away to this field where they believed the UFO may have landed. (Credit: MUFON)

“As John Cruzan and his wife Traci rounded the corner in their Jeep, the pilot flagged them down. The two jumped out of their vehicle just as the object was flying an estimated 300 feet or less overhead. The three witnesses said that the object was approximately one-acre wide and one-acre in length. They said that there was absolutely no sound coming from the object whatsoever, and that this concerned them.
“The pilot said, ‘I know what different aircraft sound like and there should have been a engine sound but there was none. And what was keeping that thing in the air? There were no wings or tail and it was flying too slow to be airborne.’
“The witnesses all said they felt like the situation was surreal. The pilot said that there was no sound in the area as he watched the object overhead, yet John Cruzan heard the pilot’s dog barking at the object. The neighborhood dogs all barked at the object as it flew over the homes in the area.
“The three witnesses watched the object go down behind trees and thought that it may have landed in a nearby cow pasture. They jumped in the Jeep and raced to the field which is approximately one mile away from their homes.
“As the three pulled to the side of the road, the vehicle’s warning beep started to go off. There were no doors open to cause the sound. John shone a large bright flashlight into the field but the flashlight went very dim. He had a difficult time getting the Jeep in to gear, which never happened before.

The Jeep the witnesses were driving experienced mechanical problems when they were close to the area where they believed the UFO landed. (Credit: MUFON)
The Jeep the witnesses were driving experienced mechanical problems when they were close to the area where they believed the UFO landed. (Credit: MUFON)

“Finally, he got the Jeep to move on, and then turned around, but when they arrived at the same spot the vehicle’s warning beep again went off and the flashlight went dim again. The next day, the radio’s presets were all gone.”
Missouri MUFON investigators found anomalous electro-magnetic field readings on the ground at the site as well as the top of the Cruzan’s vehicle.  More investigative techniques will be used in the near future including testing of trees and grass at the site.

Investigators took readings at the original area, pictured, where the sighting occurred. (Credit: MUFON)
Investigators took readings at the original area, pictured, where the sighting occurred. (Credit: MUFON)

The story was originally covered as: Missouri couple says UFO was ‘bigger than a house’
The three witnesses decided to go public in an effort to get answers to what they saw. Missouri MUFON requests that any other witnesses to this event or similar events contact Margie Kay at 816-833-1602 or margiekay06@yahoo.com.
Joplin is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of Missouri, population 50,150.

Google Map of the sighting area. (Credit: Google Maps)
Google Map of the sighting area. (Credit: Google Maps)

Missouri has a current UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. Missouri had 24 UFO reports in July 2014 – the 9th highest reporting state – while California had 104 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

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Celebration Planned for 40-year-old UFO Mystery



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On a chilly Saturday night in November 1974, three teenage boys lit up a Carbondale, Pennsylvania silt pond and sparked a UFO legend that still glows 40 years later.
The boys, including Robert Gillette Jr., reported to police on Nov. 9 they saw “a red, whirring ball fly over Salem Mountain and into the mine pond.”
What would become known as the “Carbondale UFO” drew police officers, military, UFO enthusiasts and curious spectators from across the country. The glow lasted nine hours. After two days, a diver emerged from the murky waters with nothing but an old railroad lantern in hand.
Twenty-five years later, Mr. Gillette admitted throwing the battery-powered lantern into the pond to scare his sister, but the legend lives on.
The city plans to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the “close encounter” during the Pioneer Nights - Ethnic Heritage Festival with the Carbon D. Alien Regatta on Saturday.
Alex Kelly, co-owner of Icon Technologies, grew up down the road from the silt pond. He doesn’t remember any UFOs or little green men but he does recall the “chaos the next day.”
“There were cars everywhere, we couldn’t get out of our driveway,” he said.
A Scranton Times reporter described seeing licenses plates from 17 states and Canada at the pond. A story published on Nov. 12, 1974, reports that crowds showed up from New York and Connecticut. Every regional newspaper, radio and television station was live from the scene including a three-man news crew from Philadelphia. UFO specialists from New York, New Jersey and Northwestern University in Illinois investigated. A lengthy report by Matthew J. Graeber from the UFO Research Investigation Center in Philadelphia is still on file today at the Carbondale Historical Society.
Police manning the overwhelmed phone lines reported calls from as far away as England. People of all backgrounds and occupations surrounded the pond behind Russell Park, making the light in the water the lesser of then-police chief Francis Dottle’s worries. He was more concerned about the masses on the shore.
Mr. Kelly said believers and non-believers of the legend are separated into a few groups. Some believe the glow was caused by a lantern thrown into the pond. Others insist a craft from outer space landed in the small pond and the government covered it up.
One popular theory is that the illumination came from a fallen spy satellite, maybe from Russia, maybe from the United States, he said.
Jim Racht, also a co-owner of Icon Technologies, said, “People either roll their eyes or say, ‘Yeah, they took something out of there.’”
Involved with the Carbondale Historical Society and the Route 6 Task Force, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Racht began researching the event after an interview for WVIA’s My Town documentary about the city. Mr. Kelly said when Michele Bannon, city clerk, suggested including the UFO landing in the town’s history, the two men raised their hands and got to work. One question they asked themselves was if there was a UFO, who was drove the craft?
Shortly after the documentary premiered in 2012 the two men started the website, carbondalien.com. The site features old and new photos of Carbondale doctored to include the life-sized green extraterrestrial plastic figure, which they took to the WVIA documentary premiere. A comprehensive history of the lore is also on the site.
In Mr. Racht’s 2010 book about the history of Carbondale, he dubs the incident the “Birth of a Suburban Legend.”
Sitting in their office next to a nearly five-foot-tall green extraterrestrial-looking figure wearing a white T-shirt, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Racht said one thing that most Carbondale residents agree that a flat bed truck hauled something covered by a blue tarp away from the scene all those years ago.
What it concealed remains a mystery.

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‘Enormous triangle’ UFO reported over Quebec, Canada


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A Quebec, Canada, witness at Port-Cartier reported watching an enormous, triangle-shaped UFO similar to a recently reported Burlington, Ontario, case, according to testimony in Case 58850 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside in a front yard talking on the telephone with a friend at 8:30 p.m. on July 27, 2014, when lights in the sky were first thought to be a plane moving overhead.

“I then caught sight of multiple plane lights and thought it was strange that they were so close to each other and so many,” the witness stated. “That was when I realized they were all connected to each other and that it was one big craft that was blocking out all the stars when it passed. It looked like an impossibly enormous triangle.”

The witness was outside at 8:30 p.m. on July 27, 2014, when lights in the sky were first thought to be a plane moving overhead. Pictured: Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada. (Credit: Google)
The witness was outside at 8:30 p.m. on July 27, 2014, when lights in the sky were first thought to be a plane moving overhead. Pictured: Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada. (Credit: Google)

The witness described the object.

“It was blacker than black. It made no sound.”

The witness alerted the friend on the telephone and called to her husband to come outside.

“When I returned to the driveway I continued to watch it pass and go towards Sept-Îles silently until I could no longer see the lights. My husband came out too late to see it.”

The witness reports an unusual amount of helicopter traffic followed the sighting.

“For the next two days following that night, there was an unusual amount of helicopters flying in circles over our block. It’s normal to see one or two in a day but there was more than five and they came all together and stayed around our block for over 30 minutes.”

For the next two days following the UFO incident, there was an unusual amount of helicopters flying in circles over the area. Pictured: Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada. (Credit: Google)
For the next two days following the UFO incident, there was an unusual amount of helicopters flying in circles over the area. Pictured: Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada. (Credit: Google)


The witness referred to a previous UFO case: Low flying V-shaped UFO spotted by Canadian witness – where the object seen was similar to what was reported here.

Port-Cartier is a town in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada, population 6,651. MUFON Canada is investigating.

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Low Flying V-shaped Craft Photographed by Canadian Witness

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Posted by: Roger Marsh 

An Ontario, Canada, witness at Burlington reported watching a large, V-shaped UFO that was first thought to be a building – until it moved about 9:40 p.m. on August 10, 2014, according to testimony in Case 58833 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving to a friend’s house when bright red and white lights were first seen.
“I thought it was a structure’s lights until it started moving and I stopped my car,” the witness stated.
The witness described the object.

“It was a wide/long, V-shaped object with two lights at each point, two on the outer wings and one in the middle. Each light was red with a smaller white light atop. Initially I thought it was a building until it started moving.”

The witness said the object was massive in size.
“I observed the distance and realized just how gigantic it was. I tried to then take pictures with my cell phone after pulling the car over. I then followed it to get more pictures.”

The object moved over a nearby tree line and was lost from view.
 Burlington is a city located in Halton Region at the western end of Lake Ontario and is part of the Greater Toronto Area, population 175,779. MUFON Canada is investigating.


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This photo was provided by the witness who stopped and used a cell phone to try and capture the large, V-shaped UFO. (Credit: MUFON)

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2013 Top Cases identified by MUFON’s Science Review Board


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The second highest number of UFO sightings were reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in 2013; a total of 6,448 reports.

MUFON employs trained field investigators with backgrounds in science and law enforcement that interview witnesses to “identify” UFOs.  Although most of the reports are identified as known celestial objects, aircraft, meteors, etc., there are always a small percentage of the cases that remain as true “UFOs.”  These latter cases are carefully reviewed by a science board.

MUFON's Science Review Board (SRB) consists of scientists with degrees in physics, chemistry, geology and electrical engineering. Their work experience includes NASA, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Advanced Mico Devices, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and France's national space program, CNES.  The SRB has reviewed the best cases from the year 2013 and have identified the strongest cases that cannot be identified as any known object.

Like in 2012, a triangular/boomerang-shaped craft that became translucent made the list of interesting cases. This type of report that describes a craft that can cloak is increasing in frequency and could potentially be a new type of military craft. But other reports describe flying craft that cannot be explained by a new type of military aircraft. As one witness stated, “I'm a disabled Vet with over 30 years experience on military aircraft. I have worked everything from old Huey's to T38C Apache Long Bows and Black Hawks. My friend (name removed) has a few more years experience but much the same background. He was Air Force and I was Army with some time in military intelligence. We both have clearances. I know aircraft when I see them, been in enough in night under combat. However, I have no idea what this [boomerang-shaped craft] was.”

MUFON was founded in 1969 and is the leading civilian UFO investigating body operating in the United States.
Breakout of case types 

Resolving cases is an important part of the MUFON mission. Below is a chart showing report final classifications as assigned by Field Investigators for 2012 vs. 2013, for the U.S only: Unknowns (36.6% vs. 31.9%), Identified Objects (30.6% vs. 33.5%), Insufficient Information (12.4% vs. 12.2%), Information Only (8.1% vs10.0%), Hoax & Keystroke error (3.3% vs. 2.9%), and Incomplete (8.8% vs. 9.5%). We continue to make progress in the elimination of unknown cases categorized as unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Over the last two years the number of cases resolved as unknown has dropped from 39.5% to 31.9%. The following pie chart shows the breakout of case dispositions for 2013.

Foreign Cases 

MUFON received 930 reports of UFOs from foreign countries in 2013; clearly UFOs are not a phenomenon unique to the United States. Four countries comprise 62% of our foreign cases as shown in the following pie chart:

Summary of top cases from 2013

All cases below are summaries of witness testimonies. Full investigative reports have been completed on all of these cases. Some case analysis is pending further study.

Case 52339: 6:20 p.m., November 19, 2013; vicinity of Valdosta, Georgia.

Two witnesses, each with over 30+ years experience as Army and Air Force aircraft maintenance technicians, reported that on November 19, 2013, at 6:20 p.m. they both observed a huge triangular flying object that flew about 500 feet above them moving from north to south. The surface of the object was not clear, and had a rippling effect like “a heat mirage down the road on a hot summer's day.” There were no anti-collision lights that should be on all aircraft. They both said that the object had a wing span larger than a C-5A cargo plane and flew slowly at 10 – 15 knots (12-17 mph) allowing an examination of the underside of the object. The object flew silently with absolutely no noise. As it slowly passed by, the rear of the object displayed a row of white pulsing lights. These lights did not light up the exterior of the object but were set back or surrounded by a shroud. As it got further out a very small drone-like object was noticed flying alongside on the left. When the object got further out it banked to the southeast allowing them to see clearly the triangular shape of the object. The next two drawings were made by one of the witnesses and display the object from two different angles as well as the drone with the red/white rotating lights.

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Drawings of the object from Case 52339 made by one of the witnesses.
Cases 52930, 52934 and 52942: 9:15 p.m., December 24, 2012; Boise, Idaho.

Three sets of multiple witnesses at different locations observed a bright red light in the sky for several minutes. One of the witnesses grabbed a video camera and filmed the object.  A second slightly dimmer light that flashed dropped from the primary object. It moved downwards and then back upwards and then downwards again. After the second downward drop the light disappeared and within seconds the primary light also disappeared. No explanation was apparent as to the source of the two lights that the witnesses saw. 

Based on the location of the witnesses and the direction in which they observed the object, a triangulation placed the object somewhere near the Camel Back Reserve area east of Boise. The Mountain Home AFB and the Boise Gowen Air National Guard were contacted and both indicated that there were no flights or exercises that night. 

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Location of three sets of witnesses in relation to the unknown lights that were observed.
Cases 51156, 51269 and 51270: evenings of September 26-28, 2013; Venice, Florida.

In southwestern Florida over three consecutive evenings two different couples reported a boomerang-shaped craft that was transparent to the stars except for its edges which slightly distorted the sky and stars as it moved forward. The object's movement and appearance was compared by one of the witnesses to that of the shimmering object seen in the movie “The Predator.”  Witnesses reported either no sound or a slight electrical crackling noise. Assuming the object was the size of standard aircraft then its altitude was fairly low, between 3,000 to 6,000 feet.

No conclusion could be reached to explain this type of aircraft unless it is some type of new secret military craft that can cloak itself, but the question would then be why the military would be flying a top-secret aircraft near a populated area on three consecutive nights.

Case 50042: 9:45 p.m., August 20, 2013; Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Three vehicles pulled over off of a freeway in the city of Kitchener, Ontario, to observe a strange object that was crossing in front of them. It was 9:45 p.m. but the highway lighting made it easy to see a 30-foot in diameter spherical object move very slowly across the freeway just above the utility poles. The object, only a few hundred feet from the stopped cars, was solid in shape with a glow that illuminated the trees as it passed by. The primary witness exited his car and attempted to take a photo with his cell phone but all of the camera functions were dead. He continued to view the object for another 45 seconds. Once the object left, the witness's phone operated properly again.

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Direction traveled by spherical object in relation to the witness on the highway.
Case 46835: 3:30 p.m., April 13, 2013; pilot near Picayune, Mississippi.

A pilot of a Cessna 172 at 2,500 feet altitude and traveling north towards Picayune, Mississippi, spotted a small metallic object about three feet in size just off his right wing. His attention was drawn to the fact that the object remained stationary with his aircraft for about two seconds before moving slowly away to the south. The object's shape was oval with a small triangular-shaped dorsal winglet in its center. In the pilot's own words:   “I did not see any seams, markings or lights on the object which resembled a shiny football in shape, only a little more rounded. In the center of the object was what appeared to be a small dorsal wing but the wing was 90 degrees to the direction of flight, which made no sense to me.”

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Artist rendering of object seen by the Cessna pilot.
Case 49005: 10 p.m., June 15, 2013; Bellingham, Washington.

A 60-year-old postal worker and his wife, who served in the USAF in intelligence, witnessed a rectangular-shaped object maneuver through the sky and come within 100 feet of them. With extreme precision it maneuvered itself down and executed perfect turns avoiding electrical poles, wires and street lights. Both witnesses described the object's color as changing from a glowing red to a dull gray as it performed a banking turn and came to a standstill. The color change was not uniform as the color change began at the top of the object and moved downwards to its base. The object was described as about the size of a large SUV and at its closest approach about palm-width in size at arm's length. The wife described it as tumbling along its center axis.

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Drawing of the object provided by the wife.
Case 45185: 8:20 p.m., January 12, 2013; West Melbourne, Florida.

On January 12, 2013, at 8:20 p.m. the primary witness and his wife pulled out of their driveway to go out to dinner. As the couple drove westward down their street, they saw three bright lights in a row in the sky. They assumed that the lights were Chinese lanterns since they were all at or above the same elevation. As they drew closer to the lights they realized that the lights formed a single object. As the object turned the lights were in a pyramid shape (this would indicate a rotating of the object to cause the three horizontal lights to move into a pyramid). At the same that the object turned, it bolted away at an incredible speed and disappeared in a few seconds.

Case 51360: 9 p.m., October 6, 2013; Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

A father and his daughter had left Denver and were traveling west on Highway 40 on their way home to Steamboat Springs. The father noticed two white lights in the distance that he initially thought were Venus and a dimmer star to the lower left. The dimmer light began to descend erratically. It seemed to wave back and forth rather than just move straight down as it disappeared behind a stand of tall pine trees. Just as the smaller white light disappeared, he saw the larger light that he thought was Venus begin to grow as it approached rather quickly. At this point he told his daughter to look up and she immediately saw the object as it sped towards them. The growing round white light developed a red border that transitioned into a solid red light. A very short bright green line had also appeared just below and to the immediate left of the solid red light. The object then slowed and swerved to the right (north) towards the father's truck. When the object was positioned just to the left and in front of them, it dropped in elevation and began to slowly pass overhead. As the object slowly moved above them, the father could see that the short green line was actually a long flat, bright, rectangular strip. Both remarked about how crisp and clear the green box angles were and how there was no glow given the brightness of the green light. The father had previously worked with low powered lasers (<100mW), and said that the green color was exactly at 532nm. They were not able to see any reflections on a craft body or wing/propeller parts – all they could see were the lights. The object slowed considerably – almost to a hover as it was above them, and they were able to see it clearly before passing underneath. The car was traveling between 65-70 mph, so anything small should have zipped right over them, thus indicating the object had to be of considerable size. Once the object passed out of view above their windshield, they were unable to see it again out the back window or rearview mirrors. He and his daughter did not want to stop and get a better look. The father commented that he had never seen a solid object emit such a bright green light.

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Simulation of object seen by father and daughter.

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"Green Beam" UFO Sighting over Hinckley


UFO Depiction  By Sian Young

Two witnesses have come forward separately to say they saw a very bright beam of light descend out of the sky. A UFO has been reported by a number of residents in the borough.
Two witnesses have come forward separately to say they saw a very bright beam of light descend out of the sky on the eve of Sunday July 27.

Norman Willis, 61, of Rugby Road, Burbage recalls seeing the peculiar light at around 11 pm. He said: “I had just finished watching a film and I went into my back bedroom to have a look at the sky. It was clear except for one white cloud.

“It was fairly dark but the sky and stars were clear to see. All of a sudden a bright green beam came down out of the cloud for about three seconds before disappearing. It was a continuous beam down.
“I thought it might have been a comet but I’ve not heard anyone mention anything about a comet.”

The second sighting took place on the same night but slightly earlier on. A male witness who lives on the Hollycroft estate not far from the Mill Hill Road entrance said: “I was looking out of my bedroom window which faces directly towards the west. I have a perfect view over the whole area from this window.

“At approximately 9.40 pm I happened to notice a very bright stationary blue/white light that appeared to be hovering at first but then appeared to slowly descend out of the sky, turning to a beautiful blue/green colour.

“There was not a sound as I opened my window to listen. It was dead quiet.

“The light slowly descended, very slowly, gradually turning more emerald green as it did so until it appeared to ‘drop’ behind a clump of trees and vanish. I kept looking for about half an hour afterwards but I saw nothing more.”

Graham Hill from the Leicestershire UFO Investigation Network (LUFOIN) said: “We have made checks regarding helicopter movements over the area for the date and time in question, i.e. police and air ambulance, but neither craft were in operation at that time.

“We are treating the sightings as strange but we need more information from anyone else who may have seen something at around that time on the date in question.”

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Missouri cattle mutilation reported to MUFON



A Wright County, MO, rancher isn’t taking any chances and has moved his entire herd to a new location after one of his calves was mutilated on July 15, 2014. Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)
Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)

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Posted by: Roger Marsh July 29, 2014 

A Wright County, MO, radio station employee filed a report for a local listener who experienced a recent cattle mutilation, according to July 28, 2014, testimony in Case 58460 from the Mutual UFO Network witness reporting database.

A Wright County, MO, rancher isn’t taking any chances and has moved his entire herd to a new location after one of his calves was mutilated on July 15, 2014.

“He checks his cattle every day and the other day one of his calves were missing from the herd,” the reporting witness stated. “He couldn’t find it that day, but the next day he noticed a buzzard and went to that area and found the calf in a creek bed.”
The witness described the animal’s condition.
“All the internal organs were gone. It was drained of all blood and there was nothing left but hide and bones. He said there was a smell like a butcher shop has.”

Wright County, MO, was the scene of an animal mutilation on July 15, 2015, according to Case 58460. Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)
Wright County, MO, was the scene of an animal mutilation on July 15, 2015, according to Case 58460. Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)

Hearing of other animal mutilations in the area, the rancher has relocated his herd.

“He moved all his herd to another area and has sold all the calves he could as he heard that his neighbor has lost 15 calves the same way this calf has died.”

Wright County  is located in the southern portion of Missouri, population 18,815. The incident occurred on July 15, 2014.

Missouri MUFON is following up on leads that more than a dozen animal mutilation have occurred in the state recently. Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)
Missouri MUFON is following up on leads that more than a dozen animal mutilation have occurred in the state recently. Pictured: Wright County, MO. (Credit: Google)

Missouri State Director Debbie Ziegelmeyer is investigating. Missouri has a current UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. Missouri had 29 UFO reports in June 2014 – the 4th highest reporting state – while California had 107 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

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Horseshoe shaped UFO caught on camera over Australian mountain



The object was described as a dark gray metallic with a highly reflective surface. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness was looking west toward the mountains near Port Macquarie, Australia, when the horseshoe-shaped object was captured in the photo about 1:30 p.m. on July 29, 2012. (Credit: MUFON)
Posted by: Roger Marsh 
August 8, 2014 
An Australian witness at Port Macquarie captured a dark gray, metallic-looking UFO while shooting photos looking west over nearby mountains, according to testimony in Case 58741 from the Mutual UFO Network witness reporting database.

The witness was looking west toward the mountains near Port Macquarie, Australia, when the mushroom-shaped object was captured in the photo about 1:30 p.m. on July 29, 2012. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness was looking west toward the mountains near Port Macquarie, Australia, when the mushroom-shaped object was captured in the photo about 1:30 p.m. on July 29, 2012. (Credit: MUFON)
 
“When I was checking my footage later in the day I saw what appeared to be a craft of moderate size zooming in and out of the clouds.”

The witness described the object photographed about 1:30 p.m. on July 29, 2012.

“It was a flat mushroom-shaped craft with a dark gray metallic look with highly reflective surfaces.”

Port Macquarie is a town in the local government area of Port Macquarie-Hastings located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 242 miles north of Sydney, population 41,491.

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