New Year 2013 kicked off with an uninterrupted flow of domestic UFO reports. Good testimony describing low level objects where the witness was in close proximity seemed to be increasing during December with a steady stream of triangle shapes.
The low level cases continued immediately into 2013 with multiple states reporting good witness testimony. Images and video continue sporadically and, as usual, most are modest in quality.
Population is an interesting report criterion to watch as the frequency of close proximity cases includes a steady stream from small town America.
At least two known hoaxes were submitted since January 1, 2013, both quickly acknowledged by investigators. One inventive submitter copied a clearly-visible street lamp head and simply pasted it in the sky overhead. Clever, but investigators aren’t laughing. In France, it’s a crime, but you’ll have to read the other, bigger, story on this page to find that out.
The following are selected interesting cases that include edited witness testimony. Unless otherwise noted, these reports remain under investigation.
Two Florida witnesses reported watching a silent, cylinder-shaped object that moved under 500 feet over their Miami rooftop about 9:20 p.m. on January 1, 2013, in Case 44934.
The two witnesses had just returned from dinner and were on their driveway at the time the object was first seen. They began to videotape the object that made no sound.
“The object was a tall, cylinder shape. It had no visible protrusions, appendages or identifying marks. I would estimate the size as roughly 10 feet tall with a diameter of approximately 6 feet. The object glowed with a white light. The bottom glowed with a white and orange, pulsating light that emanated in a lens flare pattern about two feet out sideways from the bottom of the object. No light seemed to emanate downwards, even as it flew over our rooftop and driveway.”
The witness provided one piece of video and four illustrations with the MUFON report. Miami has a population of 408,568.
A Westport, CT, witness reported watching a “glowing, blimp-like craft flying under the cloud cover” just after midnight on January 1, 2013, in Case 44892.
The witness was outside walking a dog when the object was first seen.
“Looked up to see a large, orange-yellow glowing blimp-like craft flying under the cloud cover,” the witness stated. “I thought it was a commercial jet at first, but it was about 10 times brighter than a jet’s navigation lights and did not flash strobes like jets do at night.”
The object did not appear to be anything that the witness was familiar with.
“It was not appearing like any normal craft, jets, helicopters, etc. and when I realized it was totally silent, I was perplexed. It traveled a little faster than corporate jets that fly by the house for Bridgeport, CT, airport. It was fairly low in the sky passing behind trees and eventually lost sight of it in the northeast sky.”
The witness summed up the experience.
“It looked about the size of a blimp, but made no noise, and traveled straight, but with a dancing type trajectory. I never saw anything that closely resembled this object in 60 years of seeing aircraft, etc. at night.”
Silver Spring is in Montgomery County, MD, population 71,452.
Two Montana witnesses at Ronan reported watching a “line of lights that turned into a triangle and then began spinning” and moving away at great speed in different directions about 1:11 a.m. on January 1, 2013, in Case 44887.
Watch the witness video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1_17ZKVGzE&feature=youtu.be
The witnesses were driving north through Ronan when the lights were first noticed.
“They were too bright to be planets and too high to be power line reflectors,” the reporting witness stated. “That’s what I thought they were at first. I wasn’t sure what the lights were and pointed them out to my passenger.”
Ronan is a city in Lake County, MT, population 1,871.
An Illinois witness at Johnston City reported watching a “large, pyramid-shape bigger than a two-story house” just 500 feet away that was moving northeast and making a static-type noise about 6:02 p.m. on December 29, 2012, in Case 44937.
The witness was working when someone yelled out.
“I have no idea what it was,” the witness stated. “It was like nothing I ever saw before. It was 500 feet away overhead and moving northeast. It was making a static-type noise and you could smell ozone like after a lighting strike.”
The witness described the object.
“The object was pyramid-shaped around the size of two-story house. It had green, amber, red, and blue lights flashing faintly lit around the trim of it and a soft, white light pulsing across the surface from the center. It was flying around 50 mph.”
Johnston City is in Williamson County, population 3,557.
A group of witnesses just outside of Aberdeen, NC, reported watching a “black, diamond-shaped UFO” just above the tree line that turned upside down and disappeared into the night sky about 7:40 p.m. on January 2, 2013, in Case 44972.
The group was returning from a trip to the beach and were about 30 minutes outside of Aberdeen when the object was first observed.
“We all looked out the side window and observed what looked to be a diamond-shaped craft, descending at an odd angle,” the reporting witness stated. “It was just above the tree line and it had five lights, four white ones on each corner and a red blinking one in the middle. It was very large in size”
The witness described the object’s size.
“I’m not sure exactly – maybe 40-50 feet – maybe more. It’s hard to gauge size when you’re looking at something you can’t explain. Anyway we watched and listened as it made no sound.”
The object moved quickly away.
“It flipped upside down and disappeared into the night sky. When it flipped you could see one of the lights as stationary so the whole thing must have completely rotated upside down. Then it took off and it was gone.”
Aberdeen is a town in Moore County, population 3,400.
An Indiana witness driving along State Road 64 in Harrison County and approaching Crandall reported watching “a white orb with a red glow” hovering about 100 feet off of the ground before moving south about 10:20 p.m. on December 31, 2012, in Case 44973.
The witness was heading home from work when the object was first noticed.
“It was about 100 feet off the ground and looked perfectly round and had a white center with a red glow surrounding it,” the witness stated.
The witness began taking photos of the object.
“I managed to get two pictures with my cell phone. The first one was really blurry from the sleet and rain hitting the windshield of my car. I rolled down the window of my car and started to lean out the window for a third picture.”
The witness described the object’s movements.
“The red glow literally in matter of seconds peeled away starting at the bottom going around the white center to the top and formed sort of a candle shape, dropped a couple feet and took off to my left heading towards Crandall, Indiana.”
The witness submitted one image with the MUFON report. Crandall is a town in Harrison County, IN, population 152.
An Ohio witness at Lisbon reported an object hovering over a nearby cornfield about 6:37 a.m. on January 3, 2013, in Case 44986.
“It was hovering over the corn field west of my house,” the witness stated.
The object moved in a spiral motion.
“As it would move it would spiral and move east.”
No other details were immediately available on the case. Lisbon is a village in Columbiana County, northeastern, OH, population 2,821.
A Granby, CO, witness reported watching a silent, cigar-shaped object projecting a beam of light about 8:02 p.m. on January 2, 2013, in Case 44999.
The witness had just gone outside to look at the stars when the object was first seen.
“As I watched it come closer I could see it had two lights on the body with a flashing light in between,” the witness stated. “The color of the lights were kind of amber. It did not have red and white flashing lights, FAA regulations.”
The witness described the object’s movement.
“It was flying in a straight line.I could see a jet flying in the background and I could faintly hear the jet sound, but this object that was closer made no sound that I could hear. I live in the mountains and it was a quiet night. I can’t tell you how high or how far it was but I can say it was definitely over my valley. I should have heard something.”
The witness watched the object until it flew out of sight.
Granby is in Grand County, CO, population 1,663.
A Texas witness driving west along El Dorado after exiting I-45 at Webster reported a black, triangle-shaped object the size of a football field with four bright lights was moving just above the trees about 7:45 p.m. on January 3, 2013, in Case 45002.
The witness was driving home from work when the object was first noticed.
“I noticed it out the corner of my left eye,” the witness stated. “I thought it might have been a new light pole since I had never noticed it before, but the lights were becoming much larger. I was driving about 30 mph and started to slow down as the lights were starting to move over the trees. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.”
The witness said there were other vehicles on the roadway at the same time and that they were slowing down.
“It was very large, maybe a football field long. It moved directly over my car and the others heading northeast.”
The witness described the object.
“From underneath it was a solid black triangle with the top being at the back of the craft. At this point, I had rolled down my windows and heard no sound other than that of the other cars, typical rolling tire noise.”
The witness became frightened, but decided to pursue the object a second time.
“I could feel my pulse beating in my face. I went to my apartment about three minutes away, grabbed my video camera and ran out the door back into the car. I headed back toward I-45 hoping to get a good camera shot and it was gone. I drove around for a good 20 minutes trying to find the lights. I know what I saw and I know I’m not going to get any sleep tonight.”
This case was closed as an Unknown UAV. Webster is a city in Harris County, TX, population 10,400.
A Georgia witness at Rome reported watching a “very large, rectangular” object that was slow moving at the tree top level about 9:30 p.m. on January 3, 2013, in Case 45009.
The witness was driving to work when the object was first noticed and thought to be either a meteor or a cell tower.
“It was rectangular in shape, maybe 40 to 50 feet across and 15 to 20 feet high. It was the pretty blue color, like the police emergency lights, but steady, not strobing. It was maybe 20 to 30 feet above the trees. It was slowly turning to have the blue lighted side face Potts Road.”
The witness continued to watch the object.
“It just slowly crept into the night over the trees. Never did I ever hear a sound, or wind from and propulsion. At the junction of Ward Mountain Road and Potts Road it was directly over the road in front of my car. The moon was not up as of yet, and except for the bright lights, I had no idea of its shape.”
Rome is the largest city in, and the county seat of Floyd County, GA, population 96,250.
A Richmond, TX, witness got out of his car for a better look at a “weird amber-colored light” and realized it was attached to a silent, black, triangle-shaped object about 9:15 p.m. on December 31, 2012, in Case 45006.
“I noticed a black triangle-shaped object behind the weird light. Since it was cloudy I could not see anything above the strange object. What’s even weirder was that the flying object did not make a single sound. I know it was flying very close by, but there was no sound.”
The object moved away.
“I lost sight of the light and the object as it flew directly above me because it was very cloudy at that time.”
Richmond is a city and the county seat of Fort Bend County, TX, population 11,679.
An Alabama couple driving north along I-65 in Calera reported watching “a silver disc 20 feet off of the ground and about 50 feet” away about 5 p.m. on December 18, 2012, in Case 45011.
The witnesses first noticed “two bright, white flood lights and a blinking red light in the middle.”
“The lights were brighter than any I have ever seen,” the reporting witness stated. “We thought it was a tower. I was supposed to turn left after getting off at the Shelby Co. Airport exit, but just had to go right and check it out.”
The couple disagreed over whether the lights were on a tower or not.
“We saw from very close up, a silver disc with white lights on either side and a red flashing light on the middle front. I felt as if it was watching us because it was tilted towards us. She said ‘lookout!’ as I was going into the other lane and a car was coming.”
A two-story building then blocked their view momentarily from the object.
“I whipped the car around and went right back. Less than 60 seconds had passed. It was Gone!”
The couple reports that four other witnesses saw the object, but did not follow it.
Calera is a city in Chilton and Shelby counties, AL, population 3,158.
A Colorado witness at Loveland reported a “strange craft” crossing the sky about 11:35 a.m. on January 6, 2013, that seemed to change shape between a cigar and a saucer in Case 45054.
“Witnessed a strange craft traveling north by northwest in a semi linear path changing its elevation, up then down, in a seemingly unnatural way, maintaining a medium speed rate with no lights or any markings indicating its terrestrial origins,” the witness stated.
The object seemed to change shape.
“Its shape was at times a cigar and at moments a saucer shape. It looked smooth and either silver or white.”
After the object moved away, the witness stated that a military vehicle moved in the same direction.
“Moments after, a black, military-style helicopter was seen going in the same direction as the unidentified craft, being around a half mile out.”
Loveland is in Larimer County, population 66,859.
A South Dakota witness at Yankton reported watching a light in the sky that looked like a police light where smaller lights are ejected from it – a pattern that has been observed over a period of four days about 10:30 p.m. on January 3, 2013, in Case 45060.
The sightings began on January 3, 2013, at about 10:15 p.m.
“I couldn’t help but notice what looked like police lights (‘cherries’ or whatever they’re called) in the sky to the south,” the witness stated. “I was pretty sure there weren’t any cop cars flying around that night, and the part of the sky I was looking at is a pretty busy flight path. On any day at any time of the day I see planes and especially helicopters flying by, usually flying northeast. This was definitely not a plane or helicopter.”
Then the witness noticed a smaller object being ejected from the larger object.
“A smaller thing like it appeared to fly out of and away from the first object. Its flight trajectory was a sort on parabolic curve toward the ground.”
The second object seemed to affect cows on the ground nearby.
“And as soon as object number two disappeared behind background trees and houses I heard a herd of cows about a mile away freak out briefly. Nothing really happened; no cows were harmed and the diving craft didn’t crash. But seeing that made me realize that there may be more of them. I looked around at the sky and spotted about four more of them but all were either smaller or at higher altitude than the first one.”
These light patterns have been spotted now for four consecutive days.
“But every night there seems to be more of them. Thursday there were maybe about three or four of them. Friday, January 4, 2013, there were about six of them. Saturday night at about 1 a.m. there were at least 11. While I write this it’s about 6:30 p.m. and they seem to have started early because instead of being on the eastern horizon, right now they are almost directly overhead, and other new developments are that they must be lower because they are much easier to see.”
As the witness was writing the report, one object appeared to be at or near ground level.
“And about 15 minutes ago I saw something with all of those same flashing lights, but was much closer to the ground and I can see the shape of it – maybe triangle or stealth fighter shape. There are no military bases around here or anything else that should bring so much aircraft other than the usual traffic of private planes, crop duster planes and medical helicopters. Tonight is as interesting as all the other nights so, I guess the story continues to unfold.”
Yankton is a city in and the county seat of Yankton County, SD, population 14,454.
A Mississippi witness in Tate County reported and photographed “a bright, hovering craft” that seemed to vanish after turning off its lights on November 11, 2012, in Case 45059.
The witness was driving along a country road and heading into town when a “very bright, blinding light” was seen.
“I thought it was a jet about to fall out of the sky,” the witness stated.
But then the object shut off its lights.
“The craft just switched off its lights when I came to a stop in the road. I had my i5 phone so I jumped out and snapped a picture. At that moment the very large craft just vanished from sight. No sound at all. It was pointed southwest.”
The witness speculated.
“The craft just vanished. It could have some sort of way of becoming invisible.”
Tate County is located in northwest Mississippi, population 28, 886. The witness stated that the nearest large city from the sighting area was Memphis, TN.
A report of a football field long, triangle-shaped UFO moving low over Webster, TX, last week prompted a nearby resident to come forward with new testimony on what may be a similar low flying craft over Harris County, according to January 8, 2013, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The original report in Webster was covered as Football field length triangle UFO reported moving over Texas town.
A Texas witness driving west along El Dorado after exiting I-45 at Webster reported a black, triangle-shaped object the size of a football field with four bright lights was moving just above the trees about 7:45 p.m. on January 3, 2013. Case 45002 was completed by Texas MUFON and determined to be an Unknown.
A new witness in Friendswood – about six miles directly west of Webster – reported watching “four bright lights not moving” that then moved over a nearby tree line about 8 p.m. on December 19, 2012, in Case 45093.
The witness read the Webster story, and seeing similarities in the two reports, decided to come forward and filed with MUFON on January 8, 2013.
“I was going south on I-45 and turned on El Dorado going west,” the witness stated. “I live at the intersection of Black Hawk and Barcelona Drive, almost directly west 2.5 miles – just like the Webster report almost exactly.”
The witness expressed regret at not stopping.
“I did not see the object move over me. I kick myself as I did not stop. I did slow down right before the school on the right on El Dorado Drive. I slowed to almost a stop, but kept moving with the window down. I did not hear any sound. I too was wondering – is this a new light tower? Or what could it be?”
The object seemed to stop and hover in place.
“It moved slow to almost a hover, and then seemed to keep moving northeastward. I was not the only one slowing down. I saw two others just slowing as I did. I did not see an object – just a grouping of lights that seemed to be connected some way as part of an object.”
The witness stated that he should have stopped and observed the object longer.
“I am glad I saw this article about Webster because every day since I have kept thinking – what did I see or I wish I would have stopped to observe longer. It was almost the same as the Webster, TX, sighting – same area, different date.”
Friendswood is a city in both Harris and Galveston counties, population 35,805.