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Date:

1985

Location:

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Summary:

"Falling Helicopter" becomes multiple lights that take off in their own direction UP toward the stars.

Date Reported:

7/20/2004 11:08:37 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:30 to midnight

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

Less than 30 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

Border Urban/Rural

Size of Object(s)

1/8 to 1/4 moon size LIGHT spheres.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Half a mile.

Shape of Object(s)

ORBS/BALLS/SPHERES

Color of Object(s):

WHITE

Full Description & Details

I remember it was the summer of 1985-1986 because I was going from 11th grade in high school to 12th grade, and I was working at a local movie theater (my summer job). We didn't have the theater multiplexes back then (not in Vegas, anyway). We had 3 movie theaters at the place I worked at.

After the crowds were let into the final showing of the night, we (employees) waited about 20 minutes, then started to CLEAN UP for the night (this was protocol/procedure). Last shows were about 10:00 pm or so. So an hour or so of cleaning after that, and we'd get to go home. I figure it was between 11:00 or 11:30 pm and midnight when I finally finished that night and took my mother/father's car home.

Back in 1986, near Sunrise Mountain on the East side of Las Vegas was sort of on the "outskirts" of town, but it was slowly building up with new buildings and homes. So it was sort of rural, sort of urban. Sort of a transitional phase.

Anyway, I was nearing my home near Sunrise Mountain (about 3 to 4 miles from the base of the mountain). It was very dark, of course. As I drove, I suddenly noticed up in the sky what I perceived to be a HELICOPTER that was descending VERY QUICKLY from the air toward the ground.

Why did I perceive it to be a helicopter being so dark and all? Because there was a "series of white lights" that SPUN IN A CIRCLE very, very quickly, almost BLURRING in their effect. Of course one does not think immediately "UFO"! The mind first tries to make sense of what it sees. In my case, I took the SPINNING LIGHTS to be "lights on the TIP of the helicopter blades." I did NOT see a "helicopter body." I only saw the SPINNING LIGHTS.

More detail: the lights chased each other in a circle, is another way to describe it. Basically imagine a propeller or frisbee with a series of lights on the outer rim, and the object spinning quickly, and the lights chasing each other.

Well, I'm watching these CHASING LIGHTS, and I realize immediately that this whole thing is DROPPING TO THE GROUND from the air very, very quickly. At first I think the lights/helicopter are merely coming down for a landing, but the faster they DROPPED, the more I thought, "HEY! THIS THING IS GOING TO IMPACT/CRASH!! IT'S DESCENDING WAY TOO FAST!!"

Now to give you an idea of my perspective: I was driving heading EAST toward Sunrise Mountain. This OBJECT/HELICOPTER/SERIES OF CHASING LIGHTS was slightly off to my 11 o'clock position (relative to my facing East with the car, and the direction of my car being 12 o'clock), right outside my front window. I would estimate the HELICOPTER appeared to be a few blocks away from me at most. Let's say roughly about 700 feet. Relative to a standard compass, the object was NORTH/NORTHEAST from my position.

Okay... Being about 16 years old at the time, I thought THIS THING IS GOING TO CRASH!! Again, I'm still thinking it's a HELICOPTER. So what do I do, being 16 years old?? I STEP ON THE GAS and hurry up to "witness the crash!!" Yeah, I know. Morbid.

As I"m speeding up the highway to get closer to this thing, suddenly the BLURRED CHASING LIGHTS each SPLIT UP!!!! "Each" light on the "tip" of what I thought were blades (although I never saw blades, just assumed they were there), BROKE OFF AND WENT OFF IN THEIR OWN DIRECTION!!!!!!!!

Now, they did NOT go off in a direction like, let's say, a bottle rocket of 4th of July fireworks would go off. No, NOTHING like that. Each of these lights went UP, UP, AND UP INTO THE SKY!!!

I forgot to mention, it was a CLEAR NIGHT, and the STARS WERE OUT! And back then you could STILL SEE the stars in the Vegas night sky, especially out by Sunrise Mountain.

So each of these lights went UP, and I literally FROZE, but nonetheless in my instantaneous shock, I guess my mind still tried to hold onto some sanity and FOLLOWED one or two of the lights. It was like a scene out of Close Encounters, and each light went UP into the sky and SETTLED in among the STARS, like PINPOINTS OF LIGHT IN THE SKY!!!!!

The OVERWHELMING SENSE I got during those few seconds was that the lights were either SENTIENT themselves, or CONTROLLED intelligently!

If this was some kind of natural phenomen, I would expect the "lights" to fall to the ground due to gravity. They did not drop. They went UP. They were CONTROLLED, because they spread out.

And the thing that still gets me to this day is the fact that what I perceived to be a SINGLE OBJECT (the helicopter) was actually a SERIES OF OBJECTS, each CHASING the other in a perfect DANCE as they rolled around in a CIRCLE, making the whole display appear to be a series of lights on a PINWHEEL or frisbee or whatever you'd like to compare it to. The fact is the LIGHTS CHASED EACH OTHER, and after they "split up" it became obvious they not only chased each other, but also did so in a PERFECT MANNER WHEREBY THEY MIMICKED A PERFECT CIRCLE WHERE THEY CHASED EACH OTHER.

The last detail: I remember counting no less than 8 BALLS OF LIGHT that split up from the spinning circle of lights and went up into the night sky. 8 balls of light!!!!! Chasing each other!!!!! Then splitting up and going back to the sky!!!!!

And the last thing is that after I saw the lights, I think my perspective on the size of the "object" now that I had seen it was not a helicopter, made me rethink the distance -- the object was probably a little farther out than my first impression. I would say between a half a mile to a mile at most.

And my reaction after that?? I just let off the gas and let the car coast................ I could not believe what I had seen. I was dazed!!! Literally!!!! I pulled over after a few seconds and looked up at the sky. I saw hundreds/thousands of stars, but of course I could not pick out the lights that had gone up to join them. There was no more motion up in the sky. The lights were motionless. Majestic. Serene. And EERIE at the same time, because I KNEW those SENTIENT LIGHTS were there among them!!!!!!!!

Witness Background

Professional. Writer. Published. Corporate Executive.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Family and Friends

Your Location: 

Las Vegas, NV (USA)

Age: 

35

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Date:

1977

Location:

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Summary:

bright eliptical light moving slowly under heavy cloud cover

Date Reported:

7/17/2004 8:09:54 AM

Comments about the image(s): From the witness: "I have done a simple drawing to go with my sighting report , which i know dates from 1977, a long time ago, but the shape and brightness of the object I have never seen reproduced in any reports, similar objects, sure, but none that seem to me to be the same. My sighting is from 1977, in a village called Normandy outside the town of Guildford in Surrey in the UK."

Sighting Time: 

7am

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

4 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

no idea really, like a private 2 seater plane perhaps

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1 mile maybe 2

Shape of Object(s)

eliptical light

Color of Object(s):

bright white light

Full Description & Details

I was doing an early morning paper round and I saw this light under heavy cloud cover, the light was a narrow oval shape, and although very bright had a very distinct edge around it, not blurred at all. I was only 12 at the time and had an image of friendly aliens whom might exist. But when I saw the light all I could do was freeze on the spot, I couldn't move a muscle. I was literally "scared stiff". Like a rabbit caught in the headlights of a car. I followed the object as it slowly moved across the sky under the clouds, I couldn't help but watch it, I couldn't stop myself, or cycle away, which I desperately wanted to do.

Over and over in my head I just kept repeating to myself "don't come near me, don't come near me, don't come near me, go away, go away, go away" I couldn't think anything else. Then it went behind a cloud, came out, went behind another cloud, came out, went behind another cloud, nothing, it didn't come back. Then I regained the use of my limbs and I cycled home as fast as I could. Of course no-one believed me. And I keep it pretty quiet to this day, as there are too many people ready to mock and pour scorn on you. With all the fantastic stories out there I am not really surprised, I am sceptical myself being a naturally critical person, but my experience was real enough for me to know there is something in it all. I have never seen a picture exactly like what I saw that day and hope one day I see something on film which was the same, perhaps there is, but I just haven't seen it. If you have such a picture I would like to see it.

Witness Background

some technical college, above average I.Q(used to be member of MENSA), well travelled

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Jonny Telak

Your Location: 

UK

Age: 

39

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Date:

January, 1958

Location:

Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States

Summary:

Driving on Rt. 12 to Winchendon from Fitchburg. We saw a very bright light to the right of us and I took my foot off the gas and watched it cross in front of us about 15 feet or less away from us and 6 to 8 feet high and went to our left at a very high rate of speed. About 3 feet in dia. and very bright silver.

Date Reported:

7/16/2004 2:52:49 PM

Sighting Time: 

7 to 8 pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

10 to 15 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural/country,

Size of Object(s)

3 foot dia.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

15 feet

Shape of Object(s)

orb

Color of Object(s):

silver bright reflective light

Full Description & Details

The area we were driving in was very heavy with trees and without any houses or lighting. There was about 2 feet of snow on the ground. The trees had lost all their leaves so the object glowing like it was and reflecting off the snow made it realy stand out. We picked it up maybe a mile away or so and it seemed huge at the time. But when it crossed in front of the car it was about 3 feet in dia. and very bright. The reflection off the snow distorted it's size from a distance. Then we watched it go out of sight to our left. And pardon my english, but the next thing out of my mouth was " what the h--l was that". And my friend said, beats me. Using a little math I figured it was going a minimum of 100 mph to 300 mph or more. The main reason I writting you. Is maybe you can give me an answer to something that has puzzled me all these years. How did the Orb fly through a thick forest in a straight line without hitting a tree at high speed in a straight line.

Witness Background

6 years Auto mechanic, 40 plus years in Machine shops, Machine bulding, Machine wiring, Machinist. Retired 2 years ago with Senior Tool Maker title. (So I know how things work)

Other Comments

I saw a UFO in the spring of 66 or 67. It was bright red like steel in a blacksmiths coals and it went into a cloud and made a lot of steam. I didn't know it at the time. It landed about 12 miles away and my rider saw it and a local High School Teacher had it hovering over his head. Made the front page in the local paper. They figured 18 million people saw them. There were two of them. First seen near DC, another landed in New york state. It was all whitewashed. The conclusion were they were comets.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Boynton Beach FL

Age: 

69

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Date:

1977

Location:

denver, Colorado, United States

Summary:

i could see it clearly but my friend couldnt at all

Date Reported:

7/14/2004 12:32:57 PM

Sighting Time: 

6 pm

Day/Night: 

Dusk/Evening

No. of Witnesses: 

0

Duration: 

10 to 15 min

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

urban

Size of Object(s)

as big as a jumbo jet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

less than 1 mile

Shape of Object(s)

hockey puck with round bulbs around

Color of Object(s):

white light silver or grey body

Full Description & Details

this object was round but shaped like a puck with round lights around they outside of the round edge the light seemed to skip to the next bulb traveling around and around lighting one bulb at a time slowly. there was no sound at all . it was not far away if it were a plane or hellocopter i would have been able to hear it for sure but there was no sound . it was moving very slowly. it stopped completely at least once iremember getting the feeling it saw me watching it . i ran across the street to my friends door to get him to come and see it . i pointed directly at it .it was in plane view but he could not see it at all . i remember being very confused by this so i went to tell my dad he just laughed and told me to go watch it and tell him what it was doing so i climed up on the roof to get a better view . i watched it travel across denver sharply turning at least twice as it got to the front range it took off very fast like a flashat an angle into the sky

Other Comments

no one belives me but my mother, i saw what i saw. i was ten or eleven years old at the time but i remember it like yesterday.i say give me a lie detector test or something.i also had an experiance with some men wearing black long coats with black hats i recieved a very cold look from one of them as we got eye contact .at the time i had no idea who they were or why they were there it wasent until i saw a program on television talking about men in black this compelled me to report this to you

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

parent/friends /teacher

Your Location: 

fullerton ca, usa

Age: 

36

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Date:

November, 10, 2002

Location:

Mobile, Alabama, United States

Summary:

Black Trianglular Craft Cruising at Subsonic Speed. Viewed from Home of Father in West Mobile Alabama

Date Reported:

7/13/2004 11:03:08 PM

Sighting Time: 

After 8:00 p.m.

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

5-7 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

150-195 ft wingspan, 70-80ft in length

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

10000-12000 feet in air

Shape of Object(s)

Triangle, Boomerang

Color of Object(s):

Black

Full Description & Details

While visiting my parents house on 11-10-2002, after 8:00 in the evening, I joined my father for an evening smoke. While chatting, he looked up and asked "What is That?" and pointed to a black, trianglular craft. Heading due east from the Mississippi line, towards Georgia or Florida, cruisng at aprox. 300-400 mph. Wings had 9 lights, on each side. No familar red and green lights, all bright white, non-flashing, steady beams.

Craft made no sound, and was steady, in flight. Flight took around 5-7 minutes(est). No pictures or photographic evidence. No Videotape evidence.

Witness Background

Engineer, 30 years old, 2 B.S. Degrees, BSIT, BSCE

Your Location: 

Mobile County

Age: 

29

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Date:

March, 19, 1993

Location:

Los Alamos/Pojoaque, New Mexico, United States

Summary:

Three very large disks (at lease 1/2 mile in diameter) first appeared from nowhere, forced us all to stand 'frozen in time and location) and landed in a very large opening over fifteen miles away.

Date Reported:

7/13/2004 8:22:28 AM

Sighting Time: 

3:30 PM

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

15

Duration: 

< 2minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

1/2 mile diameter

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

15-17 miles

Shape of Object(s)

Disk with a disk on a disk spinning opposite the larger piece.

Color of Object(s):

Gray/silver and some rectangular white objects n the dome (windows?)

Full Description & Details

Three large disks (at least 1/2 mile in diameter) seemed to rip through a fabric of camoflague of the scenery about a mile in the sky and slowed to a point that thier spinning effect seemed almost nill; however still moving. A very large opening of the earth occured and each disk entered one-by-one into the opening. All the while I and my co-workers were frozen, speechless, and in some sort of stupor. Once the last of the disks was in the opening, the opening closed and we all went back to work as if nothing happened. I ask if anyone saw the disks and the opening and they just ignored me. I guess that I was the only one to have seen the event.

To this day, I have tried to find the exact location of the landing, but non-Indians are not allowed on that particular section of the reservation.

Witness Background

Environmental Chemist, BA, MEd, professional

Your Location: 

Santa Fe and Tijeras, New Mexico 87059 USA

Age: 

52

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Date:

1977

Location:

Webster, New York, United States

Summary:

Red diamond shaped object in the sky above the tree tops, distant. Object was oriented with the long axis in the horizontal. It was stationary and appeared to be hovering.

Date Reported:

7/12/2004 12:53:53 PM

Sighting Time: 

4-5

Day/Night: 

Dusk/Evening

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural-suburban

Shape of Object(s)

diamond

Color of Object(s):

red

Full Description & Details

I was returning home from a friends house and was walking up the street when I noticed a bright red object hovering in the sky above the tree tops. It was diamond shaped, oriented horizontally. it appeared to be hovering. I watched the object for several minutes. I went inside to get my parents, when they came out to look the object was gone.

Witness Background

Strategy director of a small media firm

Other Comments

I know that I was very young when I saw this, people may tend to dismiss my interpretation of what I saw, and I certainly wouldn't blame them. I can only say that I remember this event with a vivid clarity unlike any others from my childhood. Seems like an odd memory for a child.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Thomas McGee

Your Location: 

Red Bank NJ

Age: 

32

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Date:

August, 24, 1997

Location:

Pretoria (Rayton), Gauteng, South Africa

Summary:

We were driving towards Rayton from Pretoria when we saw a fast-moving object moving from the right and it then shot away at a small angle away from us.

Date Reported:

7/11/2004 10:50:34 AM

Sighting Time: 

07:00 PM

Day/Night: 

Dusk/Evening

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

30 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural/country

Size of Object(s)

smaller than the moon / like an aeroplane

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

no idea - the height of a small aeroplane

Shape of Object(s)

disk/

Color of Object(s):

dark with bright greenish lights along the side

Full Description & Details

We were driving towards Rayton from Pretoria. It was not yet completely dark. Exactly at the same time my husband and I saw an object - not an aeroplane - move from the right, slightly towards us. It suddenly changed direction and shot away from us at a great speed (an ordinary plane would not move so fast). away from us and dissappeared. It looked like a grain of rice (from the side), but possibly disk-like in shape and was bathed in a bright green light (brighter in the horizontal middle of the object). Everything happened very quickly, but when it shot away we both shouted at the same time: "Have you seen it?". We saw the siting from different angles while we were driving, but had exactly the same experience. It could not have been a aeroplane (too fast) or a reflection of light. There is very few houses and no airfield in the area.

Witness Background

During the time of the incident I was an Analyst at the South African National Intelligence Agency and my husband a Client Service Manager at a large IT company. We now have our own business.

Other Comments

Afterwards we told colleagues and friends about the incident. They thought we were crazy. Nothing was mentioned in the media during this time about similar incidents and we were to shy to report it (and didn't know where to report it).

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Family & friends

Your Location: 

Pretoria, South Africa

Age: 

42 & 37

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Date:

July, 2003

Location:

Cupertino, California, United States

Summary:

White object accellerating at unfathomable speed in a clear blue sky.

Date Reported:

7/10/2004 9:36:12 AM

Sighting Time: 

Noon

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

None

Duration: 

Approx. 25 Seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Urban

Size of Object(s)

Small white dot in the sky

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

30,000 feet

Shape of Object(s)

round

Color of Object(s):

white

Full Description & Details

In a clear blue sky I noticed a white "dot" soaring high above. I estimate the height of the object to be 30,000 feet. It was just a "dot" from my vantagepoint, but NOT an airplane unless someone is making round airplanes. For a while I thought it might be a high flying seagull, but it was too high and never flapped it's wings. Then the white "dot" did something no seagull or military plane could ever do. It accellerated at unimaginable speed and disappeared over the horizon in 2 or 3 seconds. Not even a fighter plane could accellerate that fast. The speed had to be about 3,000-4,000 mph. There was no sound or sonic boom of any kind. I do not halucinate and was in a very clear state of mind when I witnessed this. I'm 100% convinced it was a UFO of some sort.

Reported Sighting? 

No

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Date:

July, 8, 2003

Location:

Seattle, Washington, United States

Summary:

Saw a formation of lights in an equilateral triangle with a pulsating light in the middle pass directly overhead.

Date Reported:

7/9/2004 5:08:20 PM

Sighting Time: 

10:15PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

about 2 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

N/A

Size of Object(s)

Maybe slightly larger than a helicopter

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

No idea.

Shape of Object(s)

Triangular

Color of Object(s):

NO color

Full Description & Details

The sighting took place in Washington state on a state ferry going from Vashon Island to Fauntleroy in West Seattle. THe sighting took place at about 10:15PM on Thursday, July 8th. About 30 minutes before the sighting, waiting in line in the car for the ferry, I noticed a helicopter moving in from the NE to the SE. I saw it and then it moved behind us and I could hear it for some time. A little bit later I was on the ferry in the car, which was parked at the very front of the ferry. I saw one helicopter who had 5 or so uncolored lights on. I also saw another object, that I could not discern as a helicopter or plane. It was too far away for me to tell its shape, but I could tell it was pointed. I thought it might be a small airplane. The unidentified object was directly in front of the ferry, and the helicopter was a ways to the left, moving to circle the area. The helicopter and unidentified object appeared to be at about the same height, and around the same speed, though the helicopter was farther away (I am terrible at estimating distances and altitude and speed.) The helicopter's lights, after a few seconds, changed to one uncolored light and one red/blue light (it appeared to be two lights cloase to each other, but I am nto sure) that alternated in blinking between uncolored and red/blue. This was the lighting all helicopters I saw from that point on were using. The unidentified object remained the same in terms of lighting. I looked at the object closely, as it passed directly over the ferry. I saw that the lights were all uncolored, shaped in an equilateral triangle, with one light in the center appearing to pulsate. I saw this from directly under the object as it passed over the ferry. Then the object mobed behind us and the ferry itself obstructed my ability to see it. The helicopter also moved out of sight as it moved to the left of the ferry where I was unable to see it. However, a few minutes later one helicopter came over the hill directly in front of me, and another came in from the right where it had been invisible to me before due to the ferry obstructing my vision. The craft I saw did not exhibit physically remarkable flight characteristics, except possibly for air-speed which I am not capable of effectively judging and so have no idea. The craft simply moved in a straight line and maintained the same speed and altitude. Like I said I guess it was traveling a little faster than the helicopters in the area, but it is hard for me to tell. I estimate that in all there were 3 or 4, possibly even 5 helicopters that appeared to be circling the area around Vashon Island. Once I got off the ferry I saw another helicopter which was likely one of the ones I had seen earlier coming around in the circle. As surprising as it may sound I did not attempt to look back across the water after I got off the ferry. I am not certain why.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

abovetopsecret.com

Name: 

Samuel Garfield

Your Location: 

Bellevue, WA

Age: 

16

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