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Chennai, India


I was a security supervisor on night rounds with my colleague at Chennai Airport. At a deserted location on the air side, We have noticed a light in the sky that looked like a bulb and seemed to be at at some height(cant fix..but looked like the height of an aircraft on go around) which was moving great distances....miles if our guess about the height was correct, in fractions of seconds.

Date Reported:

11/4/2013 1:08:33 PM

Sighting Time: 

2-3 am



No. of Witnesses: 



probably three four minutes.

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Looked like a milk white bulb. Moved great distances in sudden bursts. Impossible moves by anything man made. No trail of smoke or any thing like that. No flicker. Horizon hopping in straight lines in fraction of a second. When I tilted my head and said what I said, it immediately started growing smaller in size. I felt that somebody/something realized that they were being observed and wanted to leave the place.

Size of Object(s)

Probably half inch across. Could not estimate the real size.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Height of an aircraft doing a go around or approaching for landing.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Air side of Chennai airport. Next to a military training academy.

Full Description & Details

My name is JL Mannam. I work in the security department of an international airline. One night, i was on the night shift along with a colleague who was my subordinate. His name is Mr. Muthu, a security guard and very respectable gentleman. Because of a spate of pilferage reports on a remote bay called Bay 10, my boss had instructed me and Mr. Muthu to take frequent rounds of the area. It was probably around 2 or 3 am in the night. Because of the gap of almost 20 years, I am a little vague on details but what happened was broadly as follows.

Some thing caught my attention that looked like a light bulb. It was white in color and at approximate height of an aircraft that is approaching for landing. The bulb was on the horizon and looked stationary. I pointed out the light to Mr. Muthu and he wondered what it was. Suddenly, the bulb moved a great distance, what might take an aircraft on horizon height something like a minute in a fraction of a second. What was that!!! I remember exclaiming. My colleague was surprised. The light source started to move huge distances, horizon to horizon , in fractions of seconds and used to hang at one place before taking the next jump. My self and my colleague were discussing what this could be. Finally, the light came and parked dead above us. It looked the size and brightness of evening Venus. We had to crane our heads way back to look up right at the sky. As i was looking at the light source,this sentence I said and remember it like I said it yesterday. I said" What the fuck are you". Suddenly, the light seemed to be becoming smaller and smaller and also started changing color to pale yellow to pale orange. Just before it disappeared, it turned to red and eventually totally disappeared. We reasoned that it appeared to be becoming smaller because it was going away from us. I remember that both of us were slightly flustered and I was thinking what I would do to defend my self if it came down with aggressive intent.

Later, we walked a short distance to a place called main gate from where we contacted the Tower and inquired whether they have noticed any thing. They have replied negative. I remember discussing this at length with Mr. Muthu. When he kept on asking what it could be, I told him that it was probably nothing man made. Mr. Muthu suggested we keep silent as it would look absurd to report something that can not be explained. This is the first time I have come across a forum that asked a report and I am submitting it.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Nothing man made can move the distances it did in such short times. Have we seen some thing like a fire fly and imagined it to be some thing else. Unlikely because of the distances involved and the final moving away which was straight up.

Witness Background

JL Mannam, B.Com Joined airline security as supervisor in 1992. Now I am a Deputy Manager. Still doing the same Job

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Have read some fiction. A science fiction fan. Subsequent to this incident, I started extensive reading on UFOs because I have an experience that made me believe I have seen one.

Other Comments

In retrospection, it looked like it was taking a survey of the airport.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Many. But in informal circumstances

Your Location: 

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



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