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UFO Case Report:

Low-flying V-shaped craft seen at close range in Ocala, Florida

Date: March 2, 2006
Location: Ocala, Florida, United States

The witness was going for a walk at Fairfield Village in Ocala, Florida, when he saw a V-shaped vehicle (like a flying wing) from 35 to 50 feet in width. When he first observed it, it was about 100 feet above the ground. The silent object veered around a treetop and rested parallel to him - about 40 feet away and then left. The sighting lasted 3-5 minutes. Possible electromagnetic effects on the witness' vehicle were noticed.

Drawing by the witness, showing the sequence of events and appearance of the craft.

Drawing by the witness, showing the path of the craft.

Drawing by the witness, showing the appearance and estimated dimensions of the object.

Classification & Features

Type of Case/Report: RawReport
Hynek Classification: ND
Shape of Object(s): Boomerang
# of Witnesses: Single
Special Features/Characteristics: E-M Effects

Full Report / Article

Source: UFOEvidence.org
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Summary: I saw a V-shaped vehicle (like a flying wing) from 35 to 50 feet in width around 9:00 P.M. When I first saw it, it was about 100 feet above the ground. The object veered around a treetop and rested parallel to me - about 40 feet away and then left.

Date Reported: 3/9/2006 3:58:53 PM

Sighting Time: 9:00 PM
Day/Night: Nighttime
No. of Witnesses: None that I know of.
Duration: Perhaps 3-5 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s):
V-shaped: like a flying wing. No lights, appeared light in color, like a subdued off-white or manila.

Size of Object(s):
Relative size: 6 inches while first seen in flight. Actual size: 35-50ft wide by 2-4ft tall (it was solely a wing shaped craft)

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude:
40 feet away, approx. 6 feet off ground

Description of Area / Surroundings:
Airport nearby and horse farms.

Full Description & Details:

I was going for a walk at Fairfield Village in Ocala, Florida at approximately 9:00 P.M. I was looking at the stars (in particular, Orien) when there was a abrupt rushing sound as I saw what looked like a v-shaped wing pass about 50 feet above a tree, descending, and banking on about a 60 degree angle. I ran towards the tree to get a better view of the wing as it receeded into the dark. After the rushing sound, the wing made no sound. There were also no lights showing on the vehicle. All I could see was the general v-shape as it rocked or pitched its wingtips, banking from side to side. At first I thought it was perhaps a flock of Canadian geese, but there was no flapping sound or honking, and besides, the shape moved as a solid piece. I could barely see the shape of a row of circular lights on the rear end of the wing - but they were not lit. Mostly, I didn't believe what I was seeing and ended up asking myself why someone would be hang-gliding at 9 o'clock at night. All this time the wing made no sound as it moved less than 50 feet above the treeline. I gave up on trying to figure out what I saw and decided to continue with my walk.

At this point the wing must have backtracked because it was suddenly about 40 feet from where I was standing. It looked as if it was going to hit the trunk of a tree that was nearby, but then it poised only a few feet above the ground with it nose pointed to the tree. At this point the nose of the wing turned 90 degrees while rotating the axis of its wing so that the entire craft was on its side, perpendicular to the ground about 6 feet above the ground. The wing then moved forward to clear the tree and then straightened itself out so that it returned to the wing being in a horizontal position or parallel to the ground. It was stationary in midair for a moment before disappearing (headed north) while flying close to the treeline - all the while banking and pitching along with the shapes of the trees.

The entire incident took place in just a few minutes in silence and involved traveling from south to north. The only sounds made were when the wing did its positioning (a whirring sound) and the sound of the air itself rushing over the wing. The craft (or whatever it's called) gave the impression of a giant gliding sail or bird (like a pterodactyl) while flying. There was nothing threatening or frightening about the experience. This is the only time I've ever seen anything like it.

After the experience I went for a ride in my truck. The night was clear when I left, but low clouds rolled in by the time I got back. When I returned and turned on the left indicator, the seatbelt warning was beeping in unison with the indicator even though my belt was fastened. I looked at the dashboard and all the needles were moving irratically.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
No, it was only about 40 feet from me, made no sound, and clearly moved like was being directed.

Witness Background:
Working on MA thesis.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting:
Views have changed. I was formerly sceptical. Just watched an occasional show and thought it was nonsense with entertainment value.

Other Comments:
Have you ever heard of anything before like what I saw?

Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: family members
Location: Ocala, Fl. Marion

Case ID: 841 edit: 841

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