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UFO Sighting Report


September, 17, 2004


Bettles, Alaska, United States


Awaken by humming noise to find object just above trees in yard.

Date Reported:

9/19/2004 12:49:19 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



Approx 2-3 minutes

No. of Object(s): 


Urban or Rural: 


Size of Object(s)

20-30 feet by 6-8 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

LESS than 50 feet

Shape of Object(s)

Disk but kind of Oval too

Color of Object(s):

Dark on top and lighted on bottom

Full Description & Details

I live in a remote town in northern alaska. After having dinner at a freind I went home. My place is located about two mile south of town. There is a airport located there and a rotating becon for the airport. I have lived here for nearly thirty years. Being located away from town it is exteamly quite with very little noise. I went to sleep around 11:00PM. I was awaken by a humming sound that was not real loud, almost like a flourecent lamp with a bad ballis. I thought it was my inverted down stairs and got up to see if something was wrong. As I was laying in bed I could see the light from the airport becon flashing in the north window. I sat up and noticed red and white lights flashing on the trees thru the east window. I thought it might be some of the locals stuck in my driveway and the red and white lights were from the rear of the vehical. I then got out of bed to look out the window facing my driveway. I never even looked down as I imediately seen the source of the lights. Just above the tree top was an object just hanging there not moving. My best estimate it was about 20 to 30 feet across and about 6 to 8 feet thick. It was more or less disk shap from what I could tell. The upper part of the object was dark while the bottom had red and white lights that flashed in no apparent patteren but random. I stepped back from the window and grabbed the phone to attempt to call the local weather service as they were staffed 24 hours a day. I was able to get someone and told them to look towards my house and see if they could see what I was seeing. Due to the trees in his area he was not able to see my house. I kept thinking to myself that this can't be happening, this is not real. After maybe a minute on the phone I was becoming desprete to get someone to see this and not just me. I then contacted another person I thought might be able to see my place. Again due to the trees surrounding his place he could not see my place. By now I had become very disturbed or a better word I was scared. I stood in the middle of the room not know what to do. It must have been two minutes by now and the object began to move toward the house. As it passed above the house it again stopped. It seemed to just stay there for a long time then suddenly there was an extremly bright white light that scanned the entire yard and house three or four times. It stopped and didn't move for a few seconds and then started moving to the south slowly. I didn't move till I could no longer see any lights outside. I then informed the other party that if he did not hear from me in two minutes to come looking. I then dressed grabbed a firearm and flashlight and went down stairs. I went outside looking for it but it was gone. I then quickly drove to town and stayed at the weather station till morning light.

Witness Background

Power plant mechanic, Telephone tech, High School Grad,

Other Comments

I was wondering if there is any way a person could find out if Anchorage Center had any thing weird on their radar that night. Or if there were any aircraft flying overhead around that time as they fly almost directly overhead as Bettles has a VOR located here for nav aid for the aircraft. If anyone might have any info or might have seen it I would like to know.

Reported Sighting? 



Alan Manns

Your Location: 

Bettles, Alaska 99726



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