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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

Multiple witnesses observe disc-shaped object over Chicago O'Hare Airport Featured Case

November, 7, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

At approximately 16:30 p.m. (Central) on Tuesday, November 07, 2006, Federal authorities at O'Hare Airport received a report that approximately a dozen witnesses were observing a small, round disc-shaped object, metallic in appearance, which hovered over Gate C17 at that airport.  View full report

Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport, Director   ID: 958
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Rotary/Spin Motion, Pilot/Aircrew, Group Sighting, E-M Effects

Villagers in Thailand witness two-foot tall 'alien' being in rice field Featured Case

September, 9, 2005 - Mae Chan District, Thailand

Villagers in Thailand claimed they witnessed an "alien" or extra-terrestrial being which appeared like a small-body man with large head and about 70 centimetres tall. Over 10 residents of Huay Nam Rak Village in Mae Jan district's Tambon Janjawa said they saw the ET today morning in a rice field outside the village.  View full report

Source: The Nation (Bangkok, Thailand), Sept. 9, 2005   ID: 490
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Witness Sketch, Group Sighting, Witness Photo

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

The Washington State Elk Abduction Featured Case

February, 25, 1999 - Cascade Mountains, Near Mt. St. Helens, Washington, United States

A team of forestry workers allegedly had been witness to an incident on Thursday, February 25, 1999, during which time an elk was lifted off the ground and carried away by a very peculiar, disc-shaped object.  View full report

Source: National UFO Reporting Center   ID: 14
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Animal Reaction, Witness Photo, Group Sighting

Chinese Air Force pilot chases 'mushroom-shaped' UFO

October, 19, 1998 - Changzhou, China

The [Chinese] air force had a prolonged up-close encounter with a UFO last month that one fighter pilot described as "just like ones in foreign movies," a government-controlled newspaper reported Thursday. At least 140 people on the ground also saw the object. They described an object with a mushroom-shaped dome on top and a flat bottom covered with bright, continually rotating lights.  View full report

Source: AFP (Agence France Presse) - November, 1998   ID: 1074
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Group Sighting, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar, Body Lights

22+ Witnesses Observe a UFO Larger than a Football Stadium Featured Case

December, 11, 1996 - Yukon Territory, Canada

On December 11th, 1996 an incredible "UFO event" took place in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The giant craft was believed to be from a half mile to over a mile in diameter based on triangulation calculations and the testimony of the witnesses.  View full report

Source: Investigated by Martin Jasek, M.Sc., P. Eng.   ID: 96
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Witness Sketch

African Schoolchildren See Landed UFO and Occupant (Ariel School Sighting in Ruwa, Zimbabwe) Featured Case

September, 16, 1994 - Ruwa, Zimbabwe

On 14th September, 1994, a UFO streaked across the sky over Southern Africa. Two days later, something landed in a schoolyard in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, with three or four things beside it, according to journalist Cynthia Hind. This was witnessed by 62 schoolchildren, who had little or no exposure to TV or popular press accounts of UFOs. Cynthia Hind interviewed them the day after the encounter and made them draw pictures of what they had seen.  View full report

Source: Cynthia Hind, UFO AFRINEWS 1994   ID: 127
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Landing, Children, Group Sighting, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

Ex-airline pilot has close encounter with dome-shaped UFO in Brazil

May, 6, 1994 - Guarantingueta, Brazil

I could see the shape of the object and it was the familiar "flying saucer" dome shaped object. I walked two hundred feet on the side of the road towards the object which was hovering low, no sound came from it... The object was quite large and I estimated it to be at least 70 feet in diameter and about 30 feet high. It was just hovering in the air at about 120-150 feet high."  View full report

Source: Brian Vike, HBCCUFO Research (hbccufo.org)   ID: 1115
Case Type: RawReport    Features:  Silent, Humming, E-M Effects, Body Lights, Group Sighting

Close Encounter at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor, NY Featured Case

June, 14, 1984 - Buchahan, New York, United States

The object consisted of ten or more lights arranged in a boomerang pattern. It appeared to be hovering about a quarter of a mile from one of the gates to the complex, and at that distance, they could not make out any shape... He estimated the object was at least 300 feet from one end to the other.  View full report

Source: J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt (excerpt from Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings)   ID: 1080
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Nuclear Facility, E-M Effects, Group Sighting

Disk-shaped UFO seen by group of teenagers in Messel, Germany

March, 13, 1982 - Messel, Germany

Several 15-17 year olds were at a discotheque in the town of Messel, when they saw outside a steel blue luminous disk with a dome on top which appeared over the woods about 600 meters from where they where standing. It slowly approached the witnesses at very low altitude, a distance of about 100 meters. Its diameter was about 10 meters wide. After a few seconds the disc started to move in spiral curves down to the ground; it stopped for a moment before it flew away at a steep upward angle.  View full report

Source: Illobrand von Ludwiger / MUFON-CES, (1998)   ID: 651
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Children, Light Beam

Bell-shaped object with flashing lights seen by 10 people in Queens, New York

September, 5, 1981 - Queens, New York, New York, United States

At least ten people in Corona, Queens, said they saw a bell-shaped UFO with flashing multi-colored lights making a beeping noise on Sept. 5, 1981, at 10:00 p.m. Reportedly, as the UFO hovered over a tenement block, a triangular-shaped ray of green light shot out from the bottom of the object and shone on the face of a teen-aged girl observing the object from the window of her friend's house.  View full report

Source: News World (New York, NY), Sept. 19, 1981   ID: 941
Case Type: PressReport    Features:  Group Sighting, Light Beam, Body Lights, Children, Witness Sketch, Sound

Fishing crews observe large conical object hovering over water

March, 25, 1981 - Ayamonte (Huelva), Spain

The fishing boat Moguer 5 left port at Ayamonte (Huelva) Spain and proceeded out to sea. Six other boats comprised the rest of a small fishing fleet. The Moguer 5 was 400 meters from the shore when a conical-shaped object was seen 100 meters farther out to sea, hovering over the water's surface. The witnesses watched the cone for 20 minutes while it rotated just above the sea's surface for 20 minutes at which time it rose vertically and disappeared into the sky.  View full report

Source: APRO Bulletin (vol. 29, no. 11)   ID: 766
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Water-Related, Group Sighting

Large object with lights photographed by police officer, seen by hundreds

1980 - Levittown, Puerto Rico, United States

Hundreds of witnesses observed a disc, illuminated by bright lights, flying at a low altitude over a residential quarter of Levittown. When dozens of people called the local police station, a patrol car was sent. Police Officer Sgt. José Cordero arrived just in time to observe the large disc passing directly over him. He was able to take ten photos with his official Polaroid camera.  View full report

Source: Hesemann   ID: 408
Case Type: SummaryReport    Features:  Photo, Group Sighting

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

Large triangular object hovers near campers in Patapsco State Park

March, 22, 1978 - Patapsco State Park, Maryland, United States

Gary Oickle, 24, his brother David, 22, and two friends were camping in Patapsco State Park, when they encountered a huge triangular shaped object with large windows and three white lights at the corners. The object moved very slowly, hovering at times. When it appeared above them it was very low, approximately 200-250 feet, and made a sound like a "quiet wind" or "quietly rushing waterfall".  View full report

Source: APRO, April 1978   ID: 828
Case Type: StandardCase    Features:  Group Sighting
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