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Date:

1979

Location:

El Paso, Texas, United States

Summary:

A mettalic and reflective object the size of a limousine, flew from south to north on the west side of the Franklin mountains at an approximate speed of 50 mph and with a wobbling or tumbling motion.

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 4:21:08 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:30 PM

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

4

Duration: 

5 to 10 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Suburban

Size of Object(s)

Limousine sized

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

3/4 of a mile

Shape of Object(s)

Like a squashed and stretched sideways Mercury capsule.

Color of Object(s):

I say it was dark metal and highly reflective and my brother remembers it as silver and reflective.

Full Description & Details

A mettalic and reflective object the size of a limousine, flew from south to north on the west side of the Franklin mountains, in El Paso, Texas, at an approximate speed of 50 mph and with a wobbling or tumbling motion. The object was about 3/4 of a mile from the witnesses and about 500 feet above the terrain, but below the tops of the mountain peaks. Speed and altitude were constant. The distance to the object was easy to estimate given the known distance of our house from the mountain. Our entire family witnessed the event. First to witness it were my father, mother and brother. They were in the back yard which faces to the south. The object approached from the south, from the direction of downtown El Paso. It flew low and close to the mountain and at a steady rate of speed. The Franklin mountains run in a north-south line, dividing the city into east and west sides. We lived on the west side. It flew between our home and the mountain, so the sun was to our backs (west) and shined full on the object, which was to the east of us. The day was clear and cloudless, late afternoon on a Saturday or Sunday. As the object proceeded north my brother ran into the house and yelled at me to go out front on the balcony and see this object. He got my father's binoculars and joined me on the balcony. We had plenty of time, the object was not in a hurry. We passed the binoculars back and forth at least a couple of times, but the object was plain to see with the naked eye as well. There was no sound. There was no wind. We had many times seen planes fly this route along the mountain and you could clearly hear them and see them for what they were. It is the desert and sound carries on a quiet and windless day. It was not a helicopter. All of this was easy to understand immediately with or without binoculars. It was not a balloon. Because of El Paso's proximity to White Sands Missile Range, Holloman AFB, Ft. Bliss, etc., we were accustomed to seeing weather balloons, strange military craft and even large pieces of card board aloft high in the sky from the not too infrequent wind storms. We had even seen missile tests on occasion when we were on our way to Ruidoso, New Mexico. We have seen more shooting stars and meteors and space junk burn up over El Paso than I can recall or count, even beautiful day time meteors - and that is something to see. Obviously this was none of those. What I guess was so remarkable about it at the time was just how unremarkable it was. We watched it as long as we could, until it finally was lost to sight heading north along the mountains. My father, in law enforcement for more than twenty years, had no explanation for it, but he was a practical man and he went about the yard work. What should he do about it. My mother was at a loss as well. She actually recalls reading about it in the paper the next day. Others had seen it and reported it apparently, but it had never occurred to us to do so. What would be the point? I was impressed, but after seeing such movies as Close Encounters it was a little anti-climactic, however, with time, this sighting has really intrigued me more and more, and as a spoiled young man of 17, I guess I sort of took it for granted, hoping that if I ever did see something that it would be so much more impressive. As I learn more about the phenomenon I am coming to realize just how good and impressive the sighting really was. And how unique the experience was, as I may never have the opportunity to see such a thing again.

NOTE: Regarding the time of the sighting, it is possible that it was Spring of 1980, but it was certainly during my senior year in High School and definitely not winter or cold weather. Check the El Paso Times and see if you can find a report for 1979/1980 that happened on a weekend.

Witness Background

I am 42 now and married, but no children yet. I work in the TV & Video production business. I have two degrees - a BS and an MBA. I have travelled quite a lot. And through the years I have spoken to a lot of people about this subject and have been surprised to find out how many people, from all walks of life, have had very good sightings of these kinds of objects. None of them ever reported the experience to or through an "official" channel.

Other Comments

There is actually a photograph in your archives of an object that looks remarkably similar to the one that I saw. This photo was shot in the 80's somewhere in south, rural Texas someplace. I am not much for sketching this thing, it is easy to imagine. Take an old Mercury capsule, put a nice glossy finish on it, pull it and strectch it out laterally from the center until it is about 16 to 20 feet wide and then you have got yourself a fair approximation of what it was shaped like. What was funny about the shape of the thing was that at the time I told some friends about it they told me that I could not know what I was talking about since UFO's were obviously shapped like two contact lenses or saucers placed end to end! Oh well, what you gonna do?

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Mike

Your Location: 

Houston, TX

Age: 

42

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Date:

August, 19, 2003

Location:

Utica, New York, United States

Summary:

Brownish black it looked like 2 boomerangs stuck together in the middle and sun back and forth never makeing a complete rotation

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 10:02:31 AM

Sighting Time: 

5:30 P.m.

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

10 Minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

urban

Size of Object(s)

100FT

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

300YRDs

Shape of Object(s)

boomerangs stuck together

Color of Object(s):

brownish Black

Full Description & Details

i was outside my house and my and some friends of mine were looking up at the sky and and saw this object coming loow enough to where we could see it then it started to move awya from us so we walked along the road trying to figure out what it was. then it kept getting higher up until it disappeard

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

mother and father

Name: 

Robert

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Date:

july2000

Location:

kimberling city, missouri

Summary:

little balls of sharp bright lights that moved around blinking off and on about every 10 seconds.

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 7:44:13 AM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

self

Duration: 

approx 20 min

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Full Description & Details

I was sleeping in a little dome tent on the deck of my grandparents house in Kimberling city. It was a very clear very warm night. I was sleeping in my sleeping bag partialy covered. For some reason I woke up out of a sound sleep I remember just feeling very very hot. I pulled the the bag off of my lower body then laid back down. It was hard to go back to sleep because I was so hot. While I laid on the sleeping bag looking at the roof of the tent I saw a light( I just thought it wsa a brite star, until it blinked on and off. then when it blinked back on it had moved to another spot accross the roof of the tint. It kept moving to different positions and blinking. I was stiff as a board with fear. My mind tried to go through every thing it could to figure out what that could possibly be. I wanted to get out of the tent and go in the house but I was too afraid. After about twenty minutes the light was gone. About ten minutes into the blinking I did unzip the tent door and poke my head out to see the light more clearly. Even though I was afraid, I still wanted to know what it was. The other odd thing about this was, the lights seemed to be moving in and out of the trees. At one point I really couldnt tell if they were far away or just right up in the trees.... I told my uncle about it the next morning and he believed me. My uncle was like an Archie Bunker, he wouldnt believe anything unless he saw it with his own eyes....He told me he and his buddies had seen something shaped like a cigar with lights on it over a lake in Kansas. Also, two of my friends who live in Eureka Springs Arkansas, about 45 miles from kimberling city, saw a black cone object one night. You should really talk to them. their story is really strang.

Witness Background

one year of college. I work for Sprint, a telephone company. I was never a real non believer of ufos but I know after I saw what I saw and my Uncle and friends saw what they saw.....I know now there is something much smarter than us out there somewhere

Other Comments

I will try to get my friends to e-mail you what they saw one night at the missouri Arkansas boarder. They were total skeptics before. My Uncle passed away last year but he would have been anxious to tell you about what he saw.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Marcia Ann Leibold

Your Location: 

kansas city missouri

Age: 

52

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Date:

September, 22, 2004

Location:

Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States

Summary:

Photograph of unknown object or plane taken at nighttime

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 3:43:12 AM

Day/Night: 

.

No. of Object(s): 

.

Full Description & Details

Snapped these pictures last night in Waupaca Wisconsin. Was hoping someone could tell me what type of aircraft this is.



Object was moving from West to East just after sunset.

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Name: 

Jeff Plath

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Date:

1994

Location:

presque isle, Maine, United States

Summary:

quite large, dark, slow moving, silent object that moved toward and passed over myself and a few friends while sitting around a campfire.

Date Reported:

10/18/2004 10:48:02 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:00 pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

five

Duration: 

1 to 3 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Color of Object(s):

dark

Full Description & Details

first i must say i still have chills from finding this site earlier this evening and seeing the description of large, slow moving, triangular objects, and that other people have seen them. what my friends and i saw was exactly that, except for the fact that i wouldnt swear to god that what i saw was triangular. it was quite large. a rough guess would be somewhere between a basketball court and a football field. when we first saw it, at what seemed to be about half a mile, (very rough guess) it was moving across the valley quite slowly (we were viewing from a hill) toward us and there was a light on it. the light was all we could see at that point. at first we thought it was a helicopter. then the light went out about a minute or less into the whole ordeal, sighting, whatever you want to call it. after that im not real sure because all i can remember is that this huge dark monolith, for lack of a better word, passed directly over us. distance is tricky. it seemed to be quite low. almost as if it was going to brush the trees that start growing further up the hill. and i could see a semblance of texture on the underside. it made no noise when it passed over us and no wind or heat. basically it seemed to just creep by until out of site.

Witness Background

i am a self employed logger in northern maine and i have three years of college completed.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

a few friends, family

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Date:

1953

Location:

Dehra Dun, India

Summary:

A silent disc that emitted purple pulsing lights passed over head.

Date Reported:

10/18/2004 4:22:24 PM

Sighting Time: 

2 AM

Day/Night: 

.

No. of Witnesses: 

one

Duration: 

30 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Urban

Full Description & Details

During the summers, we used to sleep on the flat rooftops in India. I must have been about 10 years old and around 2 AM a silent disc that emitted purple pulsing lights passed over head. It must have been about 100 feet in diameter, it was about 1000 feet overhead. There were no know planes or other aerial activity in this area in India. I woke up my family and since I was the youngest, they all thought I must have been dreaming. This is the first time that I have written about this.

Witness Background

I have a MS in Computer Sciene and I do not say things lightly

Reported Sighting? 

No

Age: 

61

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Date:

October, 18, 2004

Location:

Male, Maldives

Summary:

A group of lights, around four or five, passed above the capital city of Male from West to East. The speed of the object was decreased when in top of the city and suddenly increased and vanished to the east sky. It also started rotating once it was in a stop position above the city. The colour of the lights were all blue.

Date Reported:

10/18/2004 8:16:45 AM

Sighting Time: 

02:55

Day/Night: 

Dawn

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

about 40 sec

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

not sure

Size of Object(s)

about 10ft

Shape of Object(s)

small lights packed with each other

Color of Object(s):

blue

Witness Background

I am the General Manager of a company.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Maldives

Age: 

28

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Date:

October, 1979

Location:

Tiffin, Ohio, United States

Summary:

My entire family witnessed a candle-flame shaped object which hovered in the sky over a distint field for 10 minutes with no change in shape or size. After that it sped away very quickly and disappeared.

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 7:36:44 PM

Sighting Time: 

6:30

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

4

Duration: 

15 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

1/4 the size of a full moon

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1/2 mile

Shape of Object(s)

teardrop shaped

Color of Object(s):

flame colored, orange-yellow

Full Description & Details

The year on this is approximate, but I know it was between 1977 and 1979, and it was winter because we were on our way to my aunt and uncle's house in the country for dinner (so it was relatively early) but it was already dark (thus, winter.) On the way, we noticed an odd light hanging over a field off to the right of the car - it looked exactly like the flame from a candle, and was about an inch or so in size, from our perspective. This was much larger than stars or other planes, but smaller than the moon.

It was so strange that we pulled over and all four of us (my parents, my sister, and I) pulled over and got out of the car to watch it. It stayed motionless for quite a while - five or ten minutes - while we watched it, feeling a sense of real wonder. Then, suddenly, it zoomed off, getting smaller and smaller very quickly and finally disappearing. It doesn't seem likely that we could have been staring at a moving object that whole time because of how quickly it disappeared once it seemingly began to move. It appeared to hover for the first period we viewed it.

I'd guess that it was fairly far away, and it did not do anything that made me think it was aware of us. If it was occupied with something, it was several fields over and we didn't come to its attention.

We never saw anything else there.

Witness Background

I'm 35, a manager at a software company, graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon. Married. Several other odd experiences of a mystical or unexplained nature in my life, but nothing as drastic as abductee type stuff. I'd call myself a cautious, semi-skeptical believer in UFO phenomenon.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Megan

Your Location: 

Seattle, Washington 98117

Age: 

35

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Date:

December, 1985

Location:

London, England, United Kingdom

Summary:

Enormous 'H' shaped craft high in the sky, moving swiftly toward London.

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 7:02:06 PM

Day/Night: 

Dawn

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

approx 10 mins

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

urban/city

Shape of Object(s)

'H' shaped with lights all around the perimiter.

Color of Object(s):

Dark grey-ish

Full Description & Details

In the company of two friends, I was on my way to deliver a Christmas parcel to my sister who was living/working in London. We were travelling down the Edgeware Rd toward London when I noticed the object through the window and commented that it looked really odd and was moving very fast. My two friends both looked and saw the object and we stopped the car and got out, and stood there for about 10 minutes watching it literally shoot across the early morning skyline. As I said, the shape was very distinct, like a capital I or H, depending on which way you looked at it, with lights all around the perimiter.

On returning home late Saturday night, I told my family, who listened, but I doubt they believed me. I have a vague memory that the following morning there was an article in the paper (I forget which one) saying that pilots of an aircraft approaching or leaving Heathrow had been 'buzzed' by a UFO at about the same time we saw the object on the Edgeware Rd. As far as I remember there was no mention of the unusual shape.

I've never heard of or seen pictures of a 'UFO' of this shape before and I wonder if anyone else saw it?

Witness Background

Sane, sensible homemaker! At the time of the sighting I was much younger of course, not yet married, and very much involved in the community. I taught Sunday School and had worked in Business Administration and nursing, amongst other things.

Other Comments

Just for the record, I have never believed in UFO's and I use the term to describe the object I saw simply because I don't know what it was or what to call it...

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

My family, and some friends

Your Location: 

England, UK

Age: 

46

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Date:

October, 18, 2004

Location:

small town, denmark.west austraila, Australia

Summary:

see throo little lights moveing on night sky flying low no sound made

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 5:47:28 PM

Sighting Time: 

11 30

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

no one

Duration: 

5 mins

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

small car size maby abit bigger

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

not shorw lower then i see most planes

Shape of Object(s)

kind of pizza like a bit thick on the eagers

Color of Object(s):

you could see throo it... no color

Full Description & Details

points out i dont bleave in ufos but well i dont no what this could be it flew rownd in the sky side ways fast just as well as right side up and u could see right throo it to the other side of the sky i would probly not have see it if it was up high but it was flying fairly low and the small white lights cort my eye as it moved it would have been some sort of Sorcerer shape thats a bit thick cuz the there were lights going all rownd the top and bottem part of the eagers of the of out side sorcerer part so u could see it had a bit of thick ness there any way soon after moveing up downd and side ways fast with no sound it was off and gone not shore what it was and not shore if i want to no

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

jason

Your Location: 

denmark,austraila

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