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Date:

1977

Location:

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

Summary:

A slow moving shadow appeared on a totally cloudless day, and when I looked up to see what was casting the shadow, there was absolutely nothing in the sky

Date Reported:

7/27/2004 4:48:20 PM

Day/Night: 

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No. of Object(s): 

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Full Description & Details

Hi, my name is Al Kumick, and in approx 1977, when I was 14 years old or so, I had a very unique ufo encounter in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was picking up rocks and hitting them with an old baseball bat, in the vacant lot across from my house, when I noticed a slow moving shadow go between my legs. It was a totally cloudless day, but when I looked up to see what was casting the shadow, there was absolutely nothing in the sky. I had plenty of time to look, (about 30 seconds) as I followed the shadow, constantly looking up and down, until the yard ran out, and I was blocked by the hedges from the next yard. The circles were about dinner plate size or a little larger from my perspective, and were not attached. They were moving in perfect unison, and were traveling at the same rate as I was walking to follow them, which was pretty slow. My initial thought was "why can't I see what's causing this shadow" since the shadows seemed more than large enough for me to be able to see it in the sky. (Like when you see a shadow of an airplane, and you know when you look up, it'll be there). So my theory is that they were obviously cloaked, and if so, they're in the skies more than we think.

Name: 

Al Kumick

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Date:

March, 1976

Location:

Decatur, Illinois, United States

Summary:

A white kite-shaped object that was aloft, but stationary, changed to eliptical shape, then to disk-shaped. Then, it started moving, and flew a peculiar course shaped like a "W," reversed itself instantly, to retrace the course, reversed back again to re-fly that same course, then continued up at a 45-degree angle, and it instantly vanished.

Date Reported:

7/22/2004 11:20:56 AM

Sighting Time: 

1:09 P.M.

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

four minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Suburban commercial area

Size of Object(s)

Size of planet Venus when Venys is at its biggest, but inwrong part of sky.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

at least a half mile

Shape of Object(s)

kite-shaped, then about a 30-degree elipse, then disk

Color of Object(s):

very white like super-white watercolor paper, not internal details or markings or shading

Full Description & Details

The object was maybe fifteen or twenty two degrees above the horizon when first spotted. Its initial location was north northeast of the place where I stood. It also was north northeast of the town.

It was far enough away that I couldn't tell for sure how dig it was, or how far away. It could have been a mile away and the size of a Cessna. flying fast as a fast prop plane. It could have been a number of miles away, though, in which case, it might be awfully big and awfully fast.

The ufo was silent. Nothing came out of it. Nothing went into it. It was opaque.

There wasn't a cloud in the sky.

It's first motion was downward to its left at a 45-degree angle. When it changed direction in flying the W-shaped course, it made a very tight turn, almost angular.

I like to watch aircraft, and I like unusual ones. This performance appeared impossible to me, but there it was.

In flying this pattern, the object described a big letter "W" with slightly blunted points, flying mainly right to left, that is, east to west. It instantaneously reversed direction with no speed change. It re-flew the course in reverse, west to east, that is, left to right. It changed direction instantaneously again, and re-flew the course in its original direction. It certainly did a good job of retracing its "steps" exactly.

When it had finished "re-drawing" the big W in the sky (not with a contrail, just with its movement), it kept on going up for a little bit, at a 45-degree angle. then it disappeared instantly. It's final location was north northwest of my point of view and north northwest of the town.

While I watched this action, I was so literally dumbstruck, I couldn't talk to anyone, though I could check my watch and note the time. There were various people coming and going because I was at a strip mall. Nobody seemed to look and see why I was standing still and looking up for four minutes. I wonder what they thought. After I came away, I was extremely agitated and mentally asking myself "What was it, what was it?" and wishing it would come back. I had trouble generally talking to people for several hours. It was even more difficult to initiated discussion of having seen an apparent ufo, and I had to go to work pretty soon after that.



Witness Background

Visual artist/art educator, who has worked as a graphic designer (at time of siting, in fact); university degree, studied in U.S. and Australia, went to China including Tibet for artistic purposes; serious Taiji player

Other Comments

Over the years, I've told the story periodically, whenever I've felt like it.

Only two people have ever openly challenged the truth of the story to my face.

Sometimes I ask friends if they've ever seen a ufo. Once in a while somebody says yes and describes the sighting.

An elderly artist-couple living in the same general area saw a ufo near there in the same 5-year period, but it was much closer (a close encounter, perhaps) much smaller and red.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

just told personal friends/ufo hobbyists over the years over the years, filled out forms like this on some 21st-Century websites, but

Name: 

Leta

Your Location: 

Decatur, Illinois, USA

Age: 

53

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Date:

July, 18, 2004

Location:

liverpool, United Kingdom

Summary:

disc shape flying east to west very fast ,stopping once then shooting away.

Date Reported:

7/21/2004 2:12:03 PM

Sighting Time: 

10.30am

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

30 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

size of finger nail held out at arms length

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

10,miles away

Shape of Object(s)

disc

Color of Object(s):

metalic silver

Full Description & Details

i observed a disc shape flying east to west the rate of speed was phenomanal,it stopped suddenly then i observed the disc it was very shinny,metalic silver in colour,it appeared to change the air around it as if there was an exhaust with fumes,the height of the object was not that high at all then it shot away very fast i would only say it was thousands of mph this was witnessed by my friend as well.

Witness Background

married with two boys .work with people with learning dissabilities and have done so for 10 years

Other Comments

everything that ive mentioned is true to the best of my abillity and all that i saw my friend saw the exact same thing.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

howard jones

Your Location: 

liverpool

Age: 

39

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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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