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Dozens in Stephenville and Dublin, Texas report seeing large UFO Featured Case

January, 8, 2008 - Stephenville, Texas, United States

Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it. Locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object's lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object  View full report

Source: Associated Press, January 15, 2008   ID: 1156
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Witness Photo, Silent, Police, Witness Sketch, Mass Sighting

Large, disk-shaped craft, domed top, with lights, at 500 ft. distance.

April, 2, 2004 - Lamar, Colorado, United States

Six lights strung together, estimated to be 600 feet in length, and 500 ft. distance. Craft was disk in shape with a dome stucture on top. 2nd witness thought the lights were windows with luminating lights from inside the craft.  View full report

Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center)   ID: 85
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Police

Three Huntington Police Officers See Circular Flying Object

December, 26, 2003 - Huntington, Indiana, United States

"The object, seen from just north of the city Police Station, came out of the northwest to the steeple of a near by Catholic Church, then shot straight back north. It didn't make any noise, and it remained in their sight for less than a minute. But it was big described as the size of a hot air balloon or a backyard trampoline and low enough that one officer thought it was going to get hung up on the steeple of the church."  View full report

Source: MUFON of Indiana   ID: 483
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Police, Rotary/Spin Motion

25 witnesses observed a black oval shaped object

2002 - Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada

And in a clear sky overhead and to the south was a black object in the oval shape of a rugby ball! It was not moving and stayed exactly where it was as we approached. It seemed to be about 2000 feet above the ground near our Central Park and about the size of a 747. Many people pulled off the highway to look at it, including 2 policemen. It did not move at all and was not a balloon or kite.  View full report

Source: Brian Vike, HBCC UFO Research (hbccufo.org) (Credit: UFO*BC)   ID: 1137
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Group Sighting, Police, Witness Sketch

Bright white large oval object rises above a house

January, 4, 2001 - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

"Whilst travelling home in my car with my wife when I saw a very bright oval shaped object rise up from behind a house. Although it was very bright it did not hurt your eyes to look at it. The object was slowly rising steadily above a house in the street. I stopped my car to observe it the object then started to move off to the right with its speed increasing."  View full report

Source: UFOEvidence.org   ID: 585
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Police, Witness Sketch

Illinois Triangle UFO Sighting (by multiple police officers) Featured Case

January, 5, 2000 - Illinois, United States

This famous UFO case involved the sighting of a huge unidentified triangular-shaped UFO by police officers and others in the early morning hours of January 5, 2000, over the state of Illinois. The officers, from a number of small Illinois towns, were able to track the unknown object and maintain radio contact with each other during the event. Their in-depth testimonies have been fully documented by investigators.  View full report

Source: David B. Marler, Illinois State Director, MUFON Journal No. 383 (March 2000)   ID: 277
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Police, Polygraph Test, Portholes/Windows, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Police officer observes unknown craft

October, 27, 1997 - (Location unknown),

From the witness: "I observed an aircraft, approx. 150-200ft above ground level and approx 300-500ft slant range from my location. It was rolling out of a right bank and the streetlights were illuminating it enough so that I could see a distinct silhouette of the fuselage and the underbelly. This object appeared to be the same color as the night sky, flat black or dark gray. There were no lights, no exhaust flames and no engine noise... just absolute silence!"  View full report

Source: coasttocoastam.com   ID: 1155
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Witness Sketch, Police, Silent

Two police officers have dogfight with UFO during helicopter patrol

February, 27, 1993 - Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States

Two Jefferson County air unit police officers — described by their lieutenant as "solid guys" — swear they had a two-minute dogfight with a UFO during a routine helicopter patrol Friday night. Two officers on the ground said they, too, spotted the object. The UFO — a glowing pear-shaped object about the size of a basketball — literally flew circles around the helicopter, even though the fliers say they were moving at speeds approaching 100 mph.  View full report

Source: Gardiner Harris, Louisville Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Mar. 4, 1993   ID: 764
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Police, Pilot/Aircrew, Interaction/Reaction, Witness Photo

Belgium Triangle UFO Sightings Featured Case

October, 1989 - Belgium

From October 1989 throughout 1990, hundreds of reports of lighted objects, frequently described as enormous and triangular in shape were recorded in Belgium. Air Force supersonic F-16 jets chased these strange objects, which were simultaneously tracked by both airborne and ground radars. The Belgian Government cooperated fully with civilian UFO investigators, an action without precedent in the history of government involvement in this field.  View full report

Source: Don Berliner   ID: 1125
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Body Lights, Military, Mass Sighting, Witness Sketch, Radar, Police

Police officer and others see dirigible-shaped UFO over Keene, NH

October, 16, 1984 - Keene, New Hampshire, United States

On Oct. 16,1984, a mysterious craft was seen over Keene near Route 12. Keene police Sgt. John C. Zeller got the call and drove out to the highway to see what was going on. He caught sight of something in the sky and shined his cruiser's spotlight on a white, dirigible-shaped object before it moved off. The following night it was back, hovering above Keene again. A lot of people reported something strange during those two nights.  View full report

Source: Paul Montgomery, The Keene Sentinel (Keene, NH), Sept. 25, 1992   ID: 762
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Police, Witness Photo, Interaction/Reaction

Police constable Alan Godfrey's abduction in West Yorkshire, England Featured Case

November, 28, 1980 - Todmorden, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Police officer Alan Godfrey was on routine patrol when he encountered a metallic disc with a dome and a row of windows. Suddenly, there was a burst of light, and he found himself 100 yards farther down the road, and the UFO was gone. Under hypnosis later, Godfrey recalled being struck by a beam of light which floated him into the craft, and meeting a human-like being named Joseph, whose clothing was very Biblical in nature. Aboard the craft, he was physically examined and asked questions.  View full report

Source: Jenny Randles   ID: 722
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Abduction, Missing Time, Police, E-M Effects, Portholes/Windows, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Star-shaped objects observed for several nights over Ingolstadt, Germany

September, 6, 1979 - Ingolstadt, Germany

Star-shaped objects were observed for several nights in September 1979 over the city of Ingolstadt. Since that time members of MUFON-CES, the German UFO research organization, have interviewed several flight controllers, a dozen police officers and numerous other witnesses. They have also analyzed photographs and radar recordings that where made on film.  View full report

Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger / MUFON-CES, (1998)   ID: 653
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Police, Pilot/Aircrew

Two police officers in UK encounter UFO (researcher Tony Dodd's sighting)

December, 12, 1978 - Skipton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

At 4:30 a.m., a lonely police patrol car was driving on a remote country road along the Cononley Moor. In the car were Sgt. Anthony Dodd and Constable Alan Dale. They saw a bright white light that seemed to be diving towards them in a glide. a big shining disc which flew over their heads at a speed of about 40 mph. At its closest, it was hardly 100 feet away from them, so that they could see a number of details. "It was a huge thing, about 100 feet in diameter, and it made no noise whatsoever."  View full report

Source: Michael Hesemann   ID: 662
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Police, Body Lights, Silent, Portholes/Windows, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Cigar‑shaped object with curved tail seen by several, including police officer

November, 26, 1978 - Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada

"Both Mr. Lethbridge and Constable Blackwood describe the same thing: A cigar‑shaped object with a curved tail, in the sky with blue, red and yellow flashing lights. It ranged from about thirty‑five to forty feet in diameter and hovered approximately five hundred feet above sea level with no movement. "  View full report

Source: Lee Tizzard - Brian Vike, HBCCUFO.org   ID: 583
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Police, Witness Sketch, Communication

Police officer observes and photographs disc in Colfax, Wisconsin Featured Case

April, 19, 1978 - Colfax, Wisconsin, United States

On April 19, 1978, police officer Mark Coltrane was on patrol in the vicinity of Colfax. He then noticed a metalic looking disc raising towards the the sky at a short distance from the parking space. While the object seemed to move towards him, Coltrane picked up his Polaroid camera, came out of the car and snapped some photographs. The object was so close in one of the images that it is possible to notice some details of its lower surface.  View full report

Source: Wendelle Stevens (credit: UFOs at Close Sight (Ufologie.net)   ID: 877
Case Type: SummaryReport    Features:  Photo, E-M Effects, Police

UFO hovers over two policemen in patrol car

February, 10, 1977 - Flora, Mississippi, United States

Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Creel and Constable James Luke were on a routine patrol drive when they witnessed a 30 to 40 foot UFO which approached them at close range. "The thing came right over the car," said Creel. "...The thing just hovered over us, about 20 or 30 feet up, for more than a minute."  View full report

Source: Madison Co. Herald (Canton, MS), Feb. 17, 1977   ID: 425
Case Type:     Features:  Police
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