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Date:

January, 2, 2005

Location:

Norfolk, Connecticut, United States

Summary:

There was a bright shining light above a field which moved about randomly like a humming bird at an altitutde which ranged from just above the field to 100 ft. When seen from the opposite side of the field(180 degrees difference) about 200 yards away, the light appeared exactly the same--ie. it emitted light in all directions. It was the size of a very large star but smaller than a moon.

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 9:00:39 PM

Sighting Time: 

10:30pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

three

Duration: 

Over 45 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

1/8 of the moon

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

200 yards

Shape of Object(s)

spherical light

Color of Object(s):

white

Full Description & Details

On the night of January 2nd 2005, three of us witnessed an unidentified floating light hovering over our field out back in Norfolk Connecticut. The sighting occured between 10:30pm and 11:15pm and we left before it disappeared. The light was white and moved about in the air in random directions--vertically and horizontally, diagonally too. The sighting occurred approximately 200 yards away. The altitude of the light ranged from just above ground to 100 feet in the air. When two of the three of us looked at the object out of the side of their eyes, it appeared to be flashing brightly for an instant. The area is very rural. It occurred over a small field of ten acres and there are few houses in the area, primarily hovering over a copse of pine trees in the middle of the field. Upon noticing the light, we stared at it for a while wondering what it could be. It wasn't a spotlight because we drove our car around to the other side of the field where another house sits and the light looked exactly the same still. We were afraid to venture close to it because we just didn't know what it was and thought it might be dangerous. We've never seen anything like this before and its been our weekend home for over 20 years. We have noticed in other sightings reports that lights such as these have been seen in Torrington recently, as well as in other parts of COnnecticut. It made no sound whatsoever.

We did actually take a great photo of the object. And it will be submitted to this site. It was also enlarged and enhanced. It looks like the moon but it's not. There was no moon that night--you can check it. It was overcast. And there were no stars. The light seemed much smaller than the moon yet larger than a star.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Litchfield County Times newspaper published a press article on this sighting. Below is the reprint of this article from February 3, 2005:

"A Norfolk Couple's Mystery: What Was That Ball of Light?"

By: Asa Fitch

Litchfield County Times, February 3, 2005

NORFOLK-At about 10:30 on the evening of Jan. 2, Drew Quale and his wife, Sally, were with a friend at their weekend home on North Colebrook Road, packing up their car for a trip to Bronxville, N.Y., when they say they saw a brightly-lit orb hovering above a 10-acre field nearby.

The object zigzagged over the dark landscape, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, darting "randomly like a hummingbird" from just above the field to 100 feet in the air, according to a report the Quales submitted to www.ufoevidence.org.

For about 45 minutes, Mrs. Quale took pictures of the object with her digital camera, following it from the backyard as it ranged over a copse of pine trees in the middle of the field and behind a crabapple tree on one edge of the field. The Quales were from 200 to 300 yards away from the object. It made no noise.

About 45 minutes later, at about 11:15 p.m., the Quales decided they ought to leave. It was a Sunday, and they had to make it to Bronxville, a town in Westchester County, that night and go to work the next morning. As they were leaving, they drove to the other side of the field and into an ancient driveway, noting that the shape and intensity of the object didn't change. They left while the object was still visible.

"We were afraid to venture close to it because we just didn't know what it was and thought it might be dangerous," the report says. "We've never seen anything like this before, and [this has] been our weekend home for over 20 years."

Mrs. Quale, a public information officer for the Bronxville School District, said the object appeared to be about the size of a basketball. The Smith College graduate said she has explored the possibility that it was ball lightning, a vaguely-understood natural phenomenon in which a ball of electrical energy appears and moves horizontally through the air. She now doubts that was what she saw because it stayed so long, even after the Quales left. It remains a mystery, she said.

"It was like someone had a mouse and was moving a cursor," Mrs. Quale said. "It was like you might move the cursor this way and that way and click on the word you wanted to correct. We thought it was so weird we didn't want to go out there."

Mr. Quale, a Harvard Law School graduate and a senior partner with the Seventh Avenue law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, was quoted in Norfolk Now, the community newsletter that first reported the story, as saying, "We still have no idea what it was."

Though the object looks like a full moon in pictures, Mrs. Quale said she was certain it was not the moon or any other celestial body. The sky was overcast that night, she said, and everything was black except for the ball of light.

"It was absolutely black, because there was cloud cover and no moon and no stars, and if you looked out at the field with the eye you couldn't see anything but this white light," she said.

A meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State University confirmed that the sky was overcast the night of Jan. 2. Records compiled from a weather station at the Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk show that at 10:31 p.m. the temperature was 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity was at 97 percent, which is very high. The wind was calm to mild, and a very light rain fell sporadically between 8:30 and 11 p.m. that day.

Sixty percent of the moon's surface was illuminated on Jan. 2 in Norfolk, but the moon didn't rise that night until 11:31 p.m., 15 minutes after the Quales left, according to data from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

The Quales' strange encounter is certainly not the first of its kind in the region, though the Quales appear to be decidedly more credible than the average UFO spotter.

UFOs of all brands-from hot-dog-shaped ships with blue spotlights emanating from portholes to a small, star-shaped craft hovering above Main Street in Winsted-have been reported in Litchfield County on Web sites like www.nuforc.org and www.ufoevidence.org.

One story described a "mothership" visiting Litchfield center in 1971. Another reported a "bizarre star" that moved quickly across the sky in Washington in 2002.

One recent report bears a striking resemblance to what the Quales say they saw. On Sept. 7 of last year at 8:30 p.m., a 50-year-old quality assurance technician from Torrington reported seeing an orb whisk across the sky from the balcony of his second-story apartment. The man, an "amateur astronomer from a very young age," wrote that he saw a globe moving slowly through the air for some time before darting away quickly and disappearing.

It "appeared to be illuminated from within," according to an account on www.nuforc.org. "At the last before it faded from view, it was very dimly lit and looked like a crystal ball. It looked transparent, like a globe or sphere. From the time it moved quickly till it faded out could have only been a second or two. This quick movement probably covered 10 degrees of sky."

The man reported seeing the object again a week later, on Sept. 12, and then again another week later. The object looped back and forth and then zipped away.

"It was a very unusual zigzag type of pattern," the man wrote in a report on www.ufoevidence.org, where he also posted a diagram of the object's trajectory. "It did this zigzag type pattern about four times before flying off."

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Witness Background

Observers are adults over 60--three of them. All three are professionals: lawyers, teachers and musicians. Graduates of college as well.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

norfolk, CT, USA

Age: 

62

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Date:

1996

Location:

Fort Bragg (Fayetteville), NC

Summary:

It was around 3 a.m. when me and 2 friends were in my backyard and a ufo appeard and hovered over us about 100 feet from the ground for about 5-10 seconds...At the time i was only in 2nd grade, and now im 17 years old, so nobody believes me but i know what i saw and i will continue to believe what i saw forever...

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 8:28:02 PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

me and 2 friends

Duration: 

about 5-10 sec.

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Full Description & Details

The UFO was the steryotipical UFO shape and it appeared had yellow windows all around it...I don't recall the speed it traveled...I don't even remember seeing it "moving"..i just looked up and it was there and i ran inside because I was scared.

Witness Background

2nd grade

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

parents

Name: 

Erik

Age: 

17

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Date:

July, 6, 1978

Location:

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Summary:

Small Triangular craft hovering over a cemetary followed me and freind as we were taking a night walk

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 8:18:27 PM

Sighting Time: 

12:15AM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

10 MINUTES

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

UrbaN

Size of Object(s)

30 foot triangle

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

100 feet directly overhead

Shape of Object(s)

Triangle

Color of Object(s):

Couldn't tell, maybe black, it was night

Full Description & Details

It was July 6th, 1978 at around 12:15 am. It was a starry summer night. I was at a freinds house and I felt an urge to go take a walk outside. 2 buddies went with me as I went outside. One said he felt an urge to go outside also. As we walked along a street across from a small city cemetary I noticed that one of the stars appeared to be close to the ground above the cemetary. It was a white light with a slightly blueish Aura. I then thought it was a light on a pole but there was no pole. It was too close to the ground to be a star. We joked that it was a UFO and continued our walk. We turned a corner and went back down a street to the house. One of my freinds went in and me and one friend stayed outside. All of a sudden we saw this light come down the street no more than 100 feet from the ground and it stopped dead motionless making no sound whatsoever. Then it turned on two red lights. We could then see its underside. It was triangular shaped with the white light at the front tip and two red lights in the rear corners. It then flew over top of us very slowly without making a sound. We could clearly see it as it was close to the ground. Again, no sound at all. After it pased over us it vanished very quickly, like it went off at a high speed or it cloaked or went into another dimension or something. I then looked at the sky and among the numerous stars many of them flashed on and off then went out. I had the feeling that there was many more in the sky masquerading as Stars. I'll never forget that day. Me and my freind learned to stop telling people about this because the common repsonse was, what drugs were you on? We know it was real. I just wonder the crafts origins because I know that Aliens, Alien spacecraft and inter dimensional being s are real. I just can't talk about it to anyone.

And get this, a next door neighbor who's bedroom window is in view of the cemetary said that she saw them landing in the cemetary at 3AM n the morning.

Regards.

Witness Background

Data Security Administration for a fortune 500 company. High School Grad, some college

Other Comments

Just wanted to share my experience although it happened almost 27 years ago. Maybe someone else has seem the triangle's

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Stan Harrison

Your Location: 

Somerset, NJ 08873

Age: 

46

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Date:

1986

Location:

Gonzaleze, Florida, United States

Summary:

the objects were very strange,oblong shaped lights about 2ft in length each and there was 4 of them

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 8:18:10 PM

Sighting Time: 

6 or 7 pm

Day/Night: 

Dusk/Evening

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

a few hours

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

urban/city

Size of Object(s)

about 2ft.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

about 3o ft.

Shape of Object(s)

oval/oblong

Color of Object(s):

allmost transparrant lights

Full Description & Details

We were moving from an apartment to a place in the country about 7 miles away, our neighbor was helping us and as we were walking in the door our neighbor felt something touch her shoulder and when she turned she seen it first and said look so we all seen these 4 objects or lights just a few ft above the apartment next door. there was 4 lights and they went around in a clockwise motion then after about 3 or 4 rounds they would seem to rush to the middle bounce back out and go in a counter clockwise direction, my neighbor and i decided to walk under the lights to get a better look and it continued its pattern, i asked my husband what is this? is the world ending or whjats going on but he dident know what to say, it freaked us out pretty bad. finally my husband said we better get fineshed moving before dark so we went in and when we left it was gone but looking out the window on the way to our new place i seen it way up in the sky but it was much smaller, even when we got to our new place we could see it far up in the sky. to this day none of us know what it was, not even a clue really. sometimes i think it must have been a army or navy something or other or maybe someone playing a ufo prank but i know iv never seen anything like that since or before.

Witness Background

Im 45,f, Im a private sitter for 2 kids in the winter and the summer i work at a beach resort in florida. i live in alabama my home state.

Other Comments

i dont know if i believe it was a ufo but i know i and 2 others seen something very very unusual that evening just wish i knew what it was.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

relitives and friends

Your Location: 

andalusia,alabama,usa

Age: 

45

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Date:

December, 23, 2004

Location:

lowestoft, suffolk, United Kingdom

Summary:

x2 off white circular objects over coast line.one just above the other.

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 7:27:20 PM

Sighting Time: 

10:00pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

5 mins

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

from 400ft away M&m size

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

400/500ft

Shape of Object(s)

lights

Color of Object(s):

off white

Full Description & Details

wife and i were walking dogs on road at side of house witch leads to lowestoft north beach and straight in front of us were two large circular off white lights very still about 150/200ft up and i'd say 400/500ft out from beach.we know we weren't going mad because the dogs went mentle.then they were gone the dogs carried on barking and dragging on there leads behind us as we brisky walked home.I'm not happy about it at all very weird and it's changed my thinking on afew things.cheers james

Witness Background

Project manager for ultility co 12 years

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

james pollard

Your Location: 

suffolk

Age: 

29

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Date:

July, 16, 2002

Location:

Washington DC, Washington, D.C., United States

Summary:

A formation of "Nuclear" Green objects in formation above my head at the US Capitol, Lower US Senate Park

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 6:00:03 PM

Sighting Time: 

00:00-01:30 AM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

8 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

Urban

Size of Object(s)

Each orb was the size of a VW Beatle

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

15 stories

Shape of Object(s)

Spheres, egg shaped

Color of Object(s):

Nuclear green, electric green...

Full Description & Details

"Nuclear" Green objects in formation above my head at the US Capitol. I say Nuclear green because they were a level of light I have never seen or experienced before.

Witness Background

I was visited by EBEs as a child at Lakengeath AFB in the UK in the early 60's. I am an eduacted man and have worked in the White House and Air Force 1 as an engineer. I have invented a chemical technology which allows for enhanced full color night imaging which resulted in my extrodinary UFO images in super high definition.

Other Comments

Dr. Friedman, Bruce Maccabbe have samples of my work though I must disaggree with Stans "lights in the sky" assesment. What I saw was unlike anything I have ever seen before. It burned me and left me feeling like I was charged with energy. The burns under my fingernails looked like somebody took a magnifying glass and burned holes in me? It took 2 years to heal.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Det. David Pendleton, US Capitol Police

Name: 

WG Allen

Your Location: 

Washington DC

Age: 

45

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Date:

September, 22, 2004

Location:

Perth, Australia

Summary:

Large orange ball shape. Like a balloon.

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 1:17:54 PM

Sighting Time: 

7:20

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

7min

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Coastal

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

7 Kil

Shape of Object(s)

orb

Color of Object(s):

orange

Full Description & Details

It seemed to fly like a plane but didn't have the flashing lights like a plane or

helicopter. Then it just moved off at a great speed. Unreal. No lie.

Other Comments

It was witnessed by 3 people twice within 2 weeks.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Perth WA

Age: 

47

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Date:

January, 2004

Location:

Miami, Florida, United States

Summary:

I watched two objects for over 15 minutes very early Saterday morning waiting for a bus to class.

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 12:07:25 PM

Sighting Time: 

5-6:30 AM

Day/Night: 

Dawn

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

15 minutes +

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Size of Object(s)

Bigger than a helicopter...

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Less than ten miles.

Shape of Object(s)

Oval

Color of Object(s):

Opaque, dull white

Full Description & Details

Last year very early on a Saturday, January morning I watched two objects hover for over 15 minutes while waiting to catch the 7 bus to class.

I live right next to the airport so I'm used to constantly seeing inbound and outbound planes. They were both identical as far as I could tell, opaque with a dull glow, not as bright as planes, and without any blinking lights. One was higher than the other and may have been larger. One was above the tree line and the lower one would dip below the tree line then rise above it. The higher one would move slightly to the left, then right and do a little dip, but always returned to a center position that it maintained the whole time I was waiting for the bus. It was a windy morning. I watched inbound planes pass over and behind the two objects. The planes' lights were much brighter and more centralised than the opaqueness of the two objects.

I wanted to go back to my apartment to get my digital camera, but I would then miss the bus and I had a Javascript class at Barry University that I could not afford to miss.

Witness Background

SAS programmer in an IT department of a health insurance company.

Other Comments

I would be very interested to know if you have any similar reports in my area on any Saturdays in Januray of last year (2004).

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Sister, later that day...

Name: 

TC

Your Location: 

Miami, FL USA

Age: 

36

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Date:

April, 1975

Location:

Maitland S.A., Australia

Summary:

Mother ship up close

Date Reported:

1/4/2005 2:38:47 AM

Sighting Time: 

9:00PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

4

Duration: 

10 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Country

Size of Object(s)

40meters x 20meters

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

less than 1000 meters

Shape of Object(s)

disc

Color of Object(s):

brushed aluminium

Full Description & Details

I am an investigator for AUFORN (Australian UFO Network) and have read tens of thousands of ufo reports some fake some explainable as missidntified natural and man made objects but I believe a majority of the sightings are what the U.S. Government call ETV's or extraterestrial vehicles. Below is a sighting I had in 1975 which sparked my interest in Ufology.

One night in April 1975 a friend of mine called me and asked if I wanted to go spotlighting for foxes, I said yes and traveled to his farm 10 miles south of Maitland and arrived there about 21:00

after going inside and chatting for a while

to my friend Brad, his Mum Pam and another friend Michael I said that I was going outside to get things ready to go spotlighting. As I walked out the back door (facing east) I noticed what I initialy thought was a large shooting star coming down from the east and to the south east but, the shooting star stopped dead at about 20 degrees above the horizon and began traveling across the sky towards the east and flashing blue red and white lights

I yelled to the others to "Come Out Here NOW! Look At This" they came running out and we all stood in the back yard watching as the ufo traversed the horizon.

I got my rifle out of my car and began watching it through the telescopic sight

and was amaized to see that it was, at a guess, 40 meters across and about 20 meters high disc shaped with windows aroud the edge of the disc and a flashing dome on top, the body looked like it was

made out polished aluminium, it looked so close that I had to move the scope to see all of it. Brad went to the car shed to get his binoculars which was further down the yard to the east

while Pam, Michael and I tooke turns watching through the rifle scope. After about 5 minutes Brad came back, he had been watching it through the binoculars and I could see from the porch light that he was as white as a ghost.

The ufo was at this stage around 1000 meters away and traveling towards us. I got scared and was going to have a shot at it but was told off by Pam so I lowered the rifle, as I did the ufo started to retreat to the east again and then headed slowly move off to the North towards Maitland, we kept watching as it became just a red flashing light until it was over the eastern side of Maitland where it hoverd, 4 other little red lights seemed to ented the (Mother ship) ufo and then the ufo took of in a slight arc to the east into the sky and disapeared in less that a second.

I have since seen many other lights in the sky but none more convincing than the above.

Witness Background

Mechanic, handiman

Other Comments

Please keep my Sir name confidential at this stage.

I could sketch the ufo in question if you wish.

I realise this is an old sighting but I think that the more that are reported the more pressure can be placed on governments in the know ...especially the US to disclose at least some of what they are withholding

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

AUFORN

Name: 

Peter Johnson

Your Location: 

Maitland, South Australia

Age: 

47

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Date:

January, 2, 2005

Location:

Bogotá. D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia

Summary:

We could see when several points in the sky suddenly began to move very fast. They disappeared quickly.

Date Reported:

1/3/2005 7:39:46 PM

Sighting Time: 

17:15

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

Four

Duration: 

Five minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

Urban

Size of Object(s)

Very small coin

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

It's difficult to estimate

Shape of Object(s)

Disk

Color of Object(s):

Silver

Full Description & Details

After parties of New Year I came back home; when I was going to my neighborhood (I don't have a car so I have to walk) I saw when some very brilliant lights in the sky began to move to North (I live in the South part of the city); they were three very shining disks which suddenly disappeared in the sky. In January the sky in Bogotá is very clear because we are in "summer" so you can see perfectly anything different from stars or airplanes. The most brilliant disk appeared three or four minutes later coming from Southt to North and I asked some other people to look at the phenomenon and we considered it could't be an airplane because it was very close to us and we could see only a very strong silver light moving so fast that it only took 8 or 10 seconds to cross our enormous city then it disappeared; it was noiseless. Unfortunately I couldn't take any photograps or video evidences but I remember perfectly their shape. I hadn't seen them since 1965 when I had my first sighting, I was very touched !

Thank you !

Witness Background

I am a languages teacher in a Public School in Bogotá, D.C.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Family and friends

Your Location: 

Bogotá, D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia

Age: 

46

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