MUFON CMS: Triangle UFO Traffic Report

Triangle cases continue into 20112 with a slight uptick in reports that began about December 24, 2011, as we crossed into the New Year.

Following are selected new and as yet uninvestigated cases from CMS.

Triangle UFO follows Connecticut vehicle along rural Route 49 near Voluntown

DECEMBER 24, 2011 – Case 34656. A Connecticut witness traveling north on Route 49 through Voluntown and Sterling reports watching a blinking light that appeared to be moving low and fast, moved over the vehicle and followed it while shining a flood light down into the vehicle.

The witness was heading home from a family function on a clear night and driving through a rural farming area when the incident occurred.

“As I was driving I noticed what appeared to be an aircraft marker light that was blinking brilliant blue/white similar to a halogen light,” the witness stated. “It appeared to be flying low and fast. The light came out of the east just above the horizon and was moving west. It became brighter and changed to more like a flashing flood light when it got overhead. I looked west when it got overhead to see what it was. It did not continue west, but instead followed me overhead and was now lighting up the road around me.”

The witness reports the light being intense as the object kept pace with the vehicle.

“The flashing light was now so intense that it lit up the interior of my car as I had the roof window canopy opened with the glass closed. I slowed down. It kept pace with my car, extremely bright and flashing .”

The witness pulled over just long enough to open the sunroof.

“I immediately noticed that there was no noise. The light was blinding when I looked up at it. It was hovering overhead. “

The witness panicked.

“I closed the roof window and canopy. I locked my doors and drove off as fast as I could. I was in flight mode, in a cold sweat and focused on getting out of there. The flashing light kept pace overhead briefly. It then changed from a flood type light back to the initial blinking light that I had first noticed as it abruptly left me by turning quickly back to the east.”

The witness reviews the object’s movements.

“This light came out of the east traveling west and perpendicular to Route 49. When it got overhead it followed me north. When it left me it returned to the east. I have no knowledge of aircraft that are able to make what appeared to me to be 90-degree turns or that can slow so fast and then hover silently. The light was silent and changed to more of a flashing flood light while overhead. I did not see any features of a craft during the whole incident which lasted only a couple of minutes.”

The witness reports that there were no other vehicles on the roadway at that time.

Utah UFOs appear as ‘small orange triangles’ near Highland


DECEMBER 24, 2011, Case 34335A Utah couple near Highland report watching and photographing “small orange triangles and large, bright, white oval objects” in the sky, according to recent testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The couple spotted the objects and stopped their car to observe better.

“We both got out of the car and observed three, orange objects that at first looked like an orb, but as they flew closer to us, that were shaped like a small triangle, no larger than five feet in diameter,” the reporting witness stated.

The objects appeared to be coming from the north and moving south at different altitudes ranging from 100 to 500 feet off of the ground. Then they saw more objects approaching.

“As we turned to get back in the car we saw two very bright lights, in a South-South East direction. They were further off, more than a mile.”

The couple then drove to a nearby park for a better view.

“When we got out of the car there we took a few more pictures of them. They were both stationary for more than two minutes, then one began to move around, then moved away from the stationary one toward the north. They were oval and a very bright, white light.” 

They then drove to their own neighborhood which is at a higher elevation.

“We went to our neighbor’s home and told them about it. They wanted to see them, so both of our families got in our cars and drove over to the neighboring golf course to see them. They were still there.”

The witness summarized the events.

“In all we saw four bright, white objects, moving around a stationary object that was on the top of the mountain on the other side of the valley. We observed them for over 15 minutes, taking a two-minute video as well. During that time we could see airplanes coming into the SLC airport, and these lights were much brighter than them, larger, and made no noise. Within five minutes after leaving the gold course we heard two helicopters fly by; very unusual at night here, especially Christmas Eve night.”

The witness followed-up on the observation.

“I went back tonight to confirm that the stationary light is in fact something on the top of the mountain over Saratoga Springs, though we do not know why the objects were flying around it. The still picture taken in Highland gives a very clear observation of their shape. And the video shows their movement, the extreme brightness when they would first appear, and the random flashes, as well as the methodical less bright flashing.”

The video can be seen on this page or downloaded directly from MUFON. The MUFON report was filed on December 27, 2011. The events occurred on December 24, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Highland is in Utah County, UT, population 15,523, and is about 30 miles from Salt Lake City. In addition to the photo on this page, the witness also provided a map of the area.

Silent triangle UFO shines spotlight on California witness

DECEMBER 28, 2011, Case 34367 – A California witness pulled over to get a better look at a silent, triangle-shaped object that was circling a farming area and shining a spotlight to the ground on December 28, 2011.

While the town is not named in the public portion of the report, the witness reports driving “from the 67 to San Vincente Road at 10:30 p.m. and noticed the lights at the 67 and Dye Road intersection.

The witness noticed that the object appeared to be circling and described it.

“Object was triangular with one red and one green light in the rear and one white light/spotlight in the front,” the witness stated. “It circled over a farming area multiple times while I was driving through the area. The object was completely silent and after I stopped my car to watch it further, as it passed above me, it shone its spotlight at my car.”

The witness became frightened and called a friend.

“I was frightened after the light shone into my car and drove away while on the phone. I looked in my rearview mirrors, but could no longer see the object.”

The witness included a map of the area where the sighting occurred, an illustration of the object before the spotlight went on, and a second illustration of the object with the spotlight

Pennsylvania witness wonders if low flying UFO was government built

JANUARY 3, 2012, Case 34591A Pennsylvania witness driving south on Route 232 between Southampton and Rockledge reports being unable to identify a triangle-shaped object moving about 1,500 feet overhead with a low engine noise at about 50 mph on January 3, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first observed a bright, white light in the southwest sky that appeared to be brighter than a star or satellite. But as the witness crossed over Philmont Avenue, the object moved closer.

“Within 45 seconds I noticed five bright, white lights in a straight line just above the tree line and approaching me.”

The witness pulled over for a better look.

“I observed these bright lights as it flew directly over me. It was a clear night and what I saw was a triangular-shaped craft with a red and green light in the front center of the craft. Also were two sets of bright, white lights on what appeared to be its wings. It was about 500 yards directly above me. It sounded like a low engine noise and was flying at about 50 mph.”

The witness wonders if the object was possibly a government plane.

“However, I have lived within three miles of Willow Grove Air base for 36 years and never seen anything like that nor was this a normal flight path for aircraft. I’m not sure what it was, but I was excited to see it. I tried to get a picture of it with my phone, but I was to fixated on the object. I eventually lost sight of it as it passed over the tree line.”

Maryland couple report silent, low flying triangle

JANUARY 4, 2012, Case 34585A Maryland couple outside watching a meteor shower on January 4, 2012, report watching a silent, low-flying, triangle UFO with five dim, orange lights move overhead that was visible for 20 seconds, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

“This craft made absolutely no sound,” the reporting witness stated. “It was dead quiet outside and we heard nothing as this craft went by. We observed the craft for about 20 seconds as it traveled southeast until it was out of sight. Both of our reactions were we felt like it was not something of human origin. I was in almost total shock when we came back in the house, shocked that I saw something like this so close.”

Low flying triangle UFO over Georgia reported with no lights

JANUARY 4, 2012, Case 34586 – A Georgia couple outside at 2:30 a.m. on January 4, 2012, waiting for a meteor shower to begin, report watching a low-flying and silent triangle-shaped object move overhead with no lights, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Like other triangle reports, this case happened quickly and left the witnesses wondering.

“There were three white, round shapes at each point of the triangle,” the reporting witness stated. “It moved extremely fast. When we first saw it coming toward us we thought it may have been a meteor, or maybe a flock of birds until it was directly over our heads. The object flew in a straight line. When we realized it was not birds or a meteor, we were stunned. It left us scratching our heads as to what we had just witnessed. We lost sight of the object as it flew south past the tall trees.”

Also on January 4, 2012, two Georgia siblings were driving along a highway when they noticed something odd in the sky in Case 34597.

“It was beautiful and flashed a white light, pulsated for a quick second, slowly hovered to my right and then disappeared,” the reporting witness stated. “It was my first sighting, and even though it was not that crazy of one, it left me in awe.”

Pennsylvania triangle UFO: Witness oddly not cold in 15 degrees

JANUARY 4, 2012, Case 34605A Pennsylvania witness reports watching a triangle-shaped object with a “low airplane sound” that dropped to within 10 feet of a neighbor’s rooftop at 4:39 a.m. on January 4, 2012, and quickly disappeared from view, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness oddly reports that while the outside temperature was 15 degrees, it felt strangely warm during the sighting despite having no hat or gloves on.

The witness originally stepped outside in search of a neighbor who he had planned an early morning hunting trip with. The witness realized the low temperature, but felt warm – and then the object was first noticed.

“I noticed lights appearing from up the street approaching from behind the houses on my side of the street,” the witness stated. “As the lights were getting closer, I noticed the craft was descending. At the first instant, I thought it was a plane, but I realized I didn’t hear any noise – so I figured the engines did not work and it was about to crash. But as soon as it got directly across the street from my house, I heard a low airplane sound normally like you’ll hear when they’re real high. But this thing was just above roof about 10 feet.”

The witness described the craft.

“There was a white light in front like it would have been landing gear lights or something. Then it was two white wing lights – one on each side. I didn’t really focus on the look of the object because, like I said, I thought it was a plane about to crash.”

The witness thought the object was going to crash and walked out into the street and moved toward the object – but at the top of the street he realized the object was gone. But the witness was somewhat disoriented.

“Now I was standing in the middle of Lancaster Avenue. That’s a busy street and when I walked in the street I was so fixated on trying to relocate the object I didn’t even look for cars coming. I just walked in the street looking up and around. Now the strangest thing was that I stayed outside on the steps so I could tell my friend what I saw and I was outside until 5:30 a.m. Now I was outside in 15 degree weather with no hat or gloves on and I was not cold. I get cold very easily and I was out there for an hour and it didn’t bother me.”

The witness speculates.

“There’s no reason for military flights to be flying over my neighborhood. And also it was traveling so slow that if it was a plane with no engine running, it would have dropped out the sky like a rock. The person I was going hunting with was awake and he didn’t hear anything – so if it was a plane or helicopter, he would have heard it.”

Two triangle UFOs cross low over Connecticut’s Route 85

JANUARY 5, 2012, Case 34640 – A Connecticut witness traveling eastbound along Route 85 at 8:10 p.m. on January 5, 2012, reports watching two silent, triangle-shaped objects just 100 feet over the tree tops cross over the roadway.

“I saw a three-light, tipped triangle cross the road over the tree tops,” the witness stated. “I was on the phone with my mother at the time, and stated that I saw some weird lights. It was enormous, easily larger than a commercial, large passenger air craft if it was within 100 feet of the tree tops.”

The witness described the object.

“There were no visible lights other than the three bright, white exterior lights on each of the three tips of the triangle. You could not see through the object and the sky was clear.”

Just a few seconds later, a second, identical craft moved over the roadway.

“If I was eastbound on 85, both passed me going left to right. At the time I saw the second light, I was literally so blown away I was yelling into the phone. I got off the phone and by the time I got to my home, with wide open sky, I could see nothing. As stated before, the triangles both were enormous and identical, no blinking lights, no sound. As I saw the second triangle, I rolled down my window. If it were commercial aircraft, it would have been so close and so low there would have to have been audible noise. It was completely silent outside, save the noise of my vehicle on the road.”

Video: Light from triangle UFO awakens Georgia witness

JANARY 5, 2012; Case 34658 – A Georgia witness noticed a bright light coming through the bedroom blinds and reports watching and then videotaping a silent, triangle-shaped object with bright lights at the three corners and a red light underneath as it moved along a nearby tree line.

The witness opened the window blinds when the lights were seen.

“I opened them to see what was so bright, and then I saw three bright, white lights forming a perfect triangle with a dull red, pulsating light in the center of the object,” the witness stated. “I got very excited, and had the mind set to grab my camera, which has a video recorder, opened my back door and started shooting the video.”

The witness described the object and its movement.

Video: Disc UFO caught on camera over Illinois

JANUARY 5, 2012; Case 34655 – An Illinois witness videotaping the sky on January 5, 2012, reports also photographing a disc or oval-shaped object.

“I was filming a heavy spraying of ‘chemtrails’ starting earlier 8ish yesterday, when all of the sudden I spotted a disk or oval-shaped craft flying alongside one of the ‘chemtrails’”, the witness stated. “As I try to zoom in, the auto focus of my camera made me lose track of the object.”

Triangles 2011: Four-part series

In 2011’s first quarter MUFON field investigators ruled 16 triangle UFO cases as “Unknown UAV” designations – meaning there was enough witness testimony or related evidence to suggest the sighting was not something man made or a natural phenomena. These 16 reports emerged from 12 states – an average of one case every five and-a-half days – with a high percentage playing out in the Eastern U.S. after dark.

Most witnesses got an up-close look at the object, testified that it moved in ways known aircraft cannot, and of particular interest was the object’s silence. In three cases there was mention of military aircraft during the event.

The story of unknown triangles in 2011 is a four-part series – where we will walk the reader through three months of case testimony in each part. Our story begins at 8:40 p.m. on January 1, 2011, at Port St. Lucie, FL, where family and friends are standing around a backyard fire unaware they are the first U.S. witnesses of the New Year to the triangle phenomena.

January 1, 2011, 8:40 p.m.  – Port St. Lucie, FL. FB1, Category 1. Case 27197.

“My family and I and a couple of friends were over for a small fire and talking in backyard,” the witness stated. “I leaned back in chair and looked up at the sky when I saw what I thought to be just a satellite shooting across night sky. After closer examination I noticed object was closer than that of a satellite. It was a dark, ‘shadowy’ like, rounded, triangular-shape with pinkish-orange aura around it. It was traveling at what I figured to be a high rate of speed south to north direction in Port St. Lucie, Fl. The entire incident lasted only 10 to 15 seconds.”

Field Investigator:  “The craft was triangular with some depth to it and edges were rounded. The interior of the triangle was shadowy, like it was being masked. The edges glowed pinkish- orange like it was being indirectly lit. There were no points of light. There was no noise. It appeared to be the size of a jet that he often sees going overhead, but much higher, therefore bigger. He estimates it could be 10,000 feet in altitude. It was the size of a tic-tac at arm’s length.”

January 4, 2011, 2:45 a.m.  – Knox County, IN. MA2, Category 2. Case 27338.

“As I turned back towards the west, I noticed a narrow line of clouds, extending back to the SSW, and a dark, angular object, slowly coming out of the clouds,” the witness stated. “As I watched, it became more visible, and had two bright, white lights on the bottom in front, and multiple dimmer lights further back. Then, from directly below the object, a spotlight shined straight up from the ground, at the object, and it made an immediate and very fluid turn to its left, 180 degrees and went back into the clouds. I was given a full view of the entire bottom of the object, against the white cloud, which was illuminated by the lights of the town. It was approximately one-quarter mile away, or 6-7 city blocks, dark-colored, and triangular, with the points of the triangle squared off. There were two bright lights on each point, on either side, with a dimmer, hazy ring of about 12-15 lights around the center. The turn this thing made was impossibly tight and fluid and it quickly disappeared back into the cloud and out of sight. There was no sound at all while this event occurred.”

Field Investigator: “Unusual that the spotlight came from ground. A local policeman said it could have been police, but that could not be confirmed. Other triangles have been reported here over past years.”

January 5, 2011 – Orange County, NY. MA1, Category 1. Case 27264.

“I feel and hear the humming sound go over my head heading east,” the witness stated. “I’m boggled. Visiting girl suggests fighter planes, then I don’t buy it. Run to front window (still humming noise loudly) and catch grayscale ship coloring underneath, white lighting on edges in 3-4 spots, solid and blinking, no other colors. Though Star Trek Enterprise with the main part only, but a couple hundred feet wide – that’s all. Huge though. Large craft approx 150-250 feet wide if I had to guess, floated over my house heading northeast, low altitude, 1,000 feet maybe? At the highest. Then raised a little higher, made a swooping sideways left turn. Could tell it was round or square shape, and headed north over the ridge out of sight.”

Field Investigator: “Possibly a hoax.”

January 13, 2011, 6:30 a.m. – Wood County, OH. FB1, Category 1. Case 27386.

 “Since we live near Metcalf Airfield, thought it was just another private plane coming in for a landing,” the witness stated. “As it came closer, it looked too large to be an airplane and it looked to be triangular, with white lights all around it. Then at one time as I watched it, the lights went out and red lights came on for a few seconds, then they went out and white lights came on again. I didn’t hear any sound. I watched it until it passed over our house and headed south, but did not see it overhead to get a better description, since it was too cold to go outside and observe.”

Field Investigator – phone interview summary: “Size guesstimated at 30 feet-plus, corner to corner, looked larger than a standard single engine airplane.  Height slightly higher than airplanes landing at KTDZ, probably in the 1,000 to 2,000-feet range.  Speed it was traveling was similar to that of a light airplane (just sort of ‘cruising’ or ‘gliding’ along).  Lights were all the way around the perimeter, ‘globe’ like, much larger than airplane landing lights. Four or five on each edge. Where solid white when first glimpsed, then went dark, quickly followed by turning red.  Then, the white came back on to have both red and white on.  Red were smaller lights.”

January 17, 2011, 6:50 p.m.  – Sarasota County, FL. MA1, Category 1. Case 27443.

“I saw a slow moving triangular-shaped object with a red light at each point moving south in the sky,” the witness stated. “It was big, twice the size of a jetliner. I know what I saw. It freaked me out a little. It looked just like the descriptions of other red triangles. Also there was no sound; none at all.”

Field Investigator: “It is unclear if the lights were of a single object or three objects in geometric formation. The object consisted of three reddish-orange lights in an acute triangle shape/formation. Heading of the object was from north to south at an estimated altitude of a thousand feet. The object in mid flight banked and changed direction to the east for a brief moment then continued south. The witness made reference to an article written about the sighting from another reporting UFO network which included a Youtube video. The witness stated the object is exactly what he saw.”

January 22, 2011 – Kentucky. CE1, Category 2. Case 27798.

Witness image from Kentucky Case 27798 from January 22, 2011.

“We saw a large, bright light and stopped our vehicle as the light seemed to be low to the ground, hovering above a home,” the witness stated. “When we stopped, the light moved rapidly back and forth and went straight above (large distance) the home. We had a camera and began attempting to take pictures. When taking pictures, we noticed the object to come closer to us. There was a large triangular shape silhouetted in the moon light, at least three lights surrounding the object. The object seemed far away, then zooming quickly to a distance half of initial proximity. The object then moved quickly off to the side and out of sight. We drove less than an eighth of a mile and saw another triangular-shaped, lit object; again flying/hovering lower to the ground. We stopped the car again and began videotaping the event. At that time, both triangular-shaped objects came into view and began zigzagging across the sky above and around the car. This went on for approximately 10 minutes. The lights disappeared. We drove for another 2-3 minutes and came upon the shapes again. Video and pictures were taken. In many of the pictures, nothing showed up , though was quite visible in the full moon light/reflective snow. The pictures that did develop were of orb-like, yellow/red/white lights that were similar to arcing electricity. We followed the lights for approximately five miles and the lights disappeared.”

Field Investigator: “This investigator finds both witnesses highly credible and believes that this did take place as both witnesses stated.”

January 26, 2011, 9 p.m.  – Reno County, KS. FB1, Category 1. Case 27769.

“An object flew directly over my head,” the witness stated. “It was totally silent – no noise at all. It looked to be very large, 200 to 300 feet across. But also looked like it was flying low or the size of it made it seem that way. It was triangle/boomerang shaped and the bottom was covered in dimly lit lights that looked a dull reddish color. It was flying at a north to northwest direction. I was only able to watch it for a few seconds – 6-8 seconds.”

February 3, 2011, 9:30 p.m.  – Galva, Henry County, IL.  FB1, Category 1. Case 27638.

Witness illustration of what the object’s looked like from Illinois Case 27638 from February 3, 2011.

“As I looked north I noticed a triangle shape or formation heading south,” the witness stated. “The approximate altitude was around 1,500 to 2,00O feet. All I saw was three dull amber lights moving together. As the triangle banked to its right based on relative flight path, two of the lights seemed to come closer together. Then it disappeared. Flight speed would be equal to or greater than an F-16 moving at supersonic speeds. There was no sound. No strobe light. No red and green lights for right away flight. I have flown Cessna’s and this was not an aircraft. “

February 10, 2011 – Elkhart County, IN. FB1, Category 1. Case 28667.

“I slowed down to look closer and realized that there were three lights forming a triangle and they were slowly moving north,” the witness stated. “My second thought was that they were fire kites.  By this time, the lights were almost overhead, but off to my left. Then I noticed another set of lights directly behind the first and in the exact same triangle formation. The lights appeared to be 300 to 400 feet in the air and the shape they made about 100 feet long and 35-40 feet across at the back (base) of the triangle. I pulled to the shoulder of the street and rolled down my window, but could not hear anything. I decided to move up to a parking lot and get out. As I turned into the parking lot, I noticed a third set of lights directly behind the second – the same size and shape and moving in the same direction. I have never seen fire kites maintain such a tight formation and move at exactly the same speed. From my truck, I saw all three lights from almost head on. The triangle form was very clear.”

Field Investigator: “The video is unusual and shows lights bright enough to be imaged by a cell phone in a bright street corner environment where no stars could be imaged. There were two other persons who witnessed the event – one which gave us a statement that the video showed what she saw that night.  Two experienced former military persons agree to the authenticity of what the video shows and its unknown nature.”

February 22, 2011, 12:30 p.m.  – Northumberland County, PA. CE1, Category 2. Case 27975.

“I went back out at 12:30 and the orb was gone,” the witness stated. “In its place there were two sets of three lights in the shape of triangles, with planes flying at them. By this time, my mind was exhausted, and I just couldn’t comprehend anything else, so I came inside and tried to go to bed. Wednesday morning I found out that my father had also seen strange orbs in the woods by the creek on his property earlier that night, around 8 o’clock. He said they looked like lanterns, but were sporadic and would disappear after a few seconds. I am not sure that they are related, but he lives about 25 minutes from me, and it is very odd that we both saw similar phenomenon on the same night after almost two years of not seeing anything else substantial.”

Field Investigator: “April 9, 2011, FAA stated no records indicate aircraft in the area for the date and time in question. April 10, 2011, contacted witness for status report – the situation is ongoing and objects can be seen in the sky on any clear night. April 14, 2011 – NORAD reported no aircraft in the area at time of sighting.

March 2, 2011 – Coleman County, TX. FB2, Category 2. Case 28070.

“Large well lit craft with three huge lights appeared at a very low altitude and banked hard and lights went out,” the witness stated. “A dozen very light blue lights moved about the area and circled my location flashing very quickly in a random pattern but never going too far from my location. Large craft first spotted reappeared at times just above the tree line to the west. Then lights again went out. Blue lights flew directly over my location and what seemed like a small craft revealed they were a very large craft with almost no lights on and the only one on was on the very edge of the huge craft. The craft was at least a city block long and holding a tight but slow circular pattern around my location. The large craft appeared close and higher above the tree line. One light disappeared as it rotated out of view and another came on large and bright in the center of the craft. I thought the object was going to pass right over me, but it backed away instead and the lights went out again. I could hear the roar of a jet approaching. I saw its lights as it passed overhead. All activity ceased, but started back up not three minutes after the jet left the area. The large craft reappeared, two lights showing, and looked again as if it was going to pass right over me. Once again the lights went out and I could hear the roar of a jet approaching the area again. I saw the jet streak through the area and the activity stopped again. I left the area and saw a large, bright object high in the sky. It was located directly over a rural home. I could see folks standing on the front porch and vehicle parking lights on. I stopped to get a picture of the object above the house. It began moving away and I could easily see it had triangular lights on the bottom, but my pictures didn’t come out as good as they should have of this slow moving craft.”

March 7, 2011, 8:30 p.m.  – Macks Creek, Camden County, MO. CE1, Category 1. Case 28153.

“Looked up at the sky through the trees and I could see three lights in a triangle shape about 10 feet apart where there are normally no lights at all,” the witness stated. “The lights always had two lights going at the same time in alternating patterns. All three lights were stationary. Lighting resembled flare guns. That’s what it looked like at first. At this time, I ran and got my girlfriend and the rest is what we witnessed together. The three lights bounced around in the sky for several minutes. Then in the opposite direction an airplane comes flying in. And the three lights disappeared.  When the plane was totally gone, the sky was totally black. Then out of nowhere, straight ahead of us, in a clearing less than a quarter mile away, a mile in the air, was a row of 50 lights side-by-side the size of a Walmart super center.  No sound. No pressure. Nothing. All you could make out was the very, very bright lights.  It was so dark we couldn’t make out any shape to the craft. Then slowly it went up into the clouds. Then approximately 30 minutes later we heard fighter jets flying over. “

Field investigator:  The row of 50 lights took up a length of a bus. At arm’s length, it would take a hand to cover up the triangle. Could not see outline of the shapes. Overcast no clouds. Distance from him was less than a mile away, probably a quarter mile. No sound. No barking dogs, no wind, no insects or other sounds, as if everything stood still. His Mom saw the three lights on their property, but did not see the 50 after she went inside. He thought it was a fire in the sky like flare guns – they would light up, and then dissipate. The lights stayed stationary until he got his girlfriend, and then got his Mom. They were at tree level, heavily wooded area, behind trees, and possibly down too. Then saw another light to the south – it was a plane and they could hear it as it flew overhead and right over the three lights. They saw the three lights go dark, and then after the small plane flew over and away, the lights went on again. The lights went below the trees. They walked closer to them to see better. Looked to the right where the power company cleared trees away, for 60 yards lights zigzagged around – 50 lights came down from the clouds, then back up into the clouds. Called everyone he knew in the area to see if anyone else could see them, but no one was outside.”

March 17, 2011 – Maricopa County, AZ. FB1, Category 1. Case 28269.

“Right around 56th Avenue and Northern Glendale, AZ, 85301, sometime between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Arizona time, I looked out of my driver’s side window and noticed a triangle-shaped craft, flying at fairly low altitude, much lower than I have seen planes normally fly,” the witness stated. “It had two bright, white lights positioned at each end of the back end and what looked like a red flashing light between them near the bottom of the craft.”

Field investigator:  “The craft was heading south and moved steadily and quickly.  His girlfriend, Witness B, hardly caught a look.  In total his sighting was a minute long and her sighting lasted just a few seconds.  The craft was first spotted north of them but it was heading south right over their car.  It was perhaps a few thousand feet overhead but ‘it looked way bigger than any charter plane one would see flying over head.’  From the witnesses’ perspective, it looked as large as a kite.  While it was moving fast, it made no sound.  Witness A admits that it bore a little resemblance to an F-16 fighter jet, yet the lack of sound was ‘strange and cool.’  They saw nothing on the front of the craft – only a dim glow under it and the lights in the back of it.”

March 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m.  – Pima County, AZ. FB1, Category 1. Case 28295.

“Due to tonight being a full moon, and as the object came closer to the moon itself, the moon light reflected off of a triangle-shaped ‘craft’, the witness stated. “The wind at the time was coming from the west at a breeze, yet the object traveled unhindered by the wind, in a straight path, south to north. It is hard to exactly describe the way the light was reflecting off of the object, it was distorted and mirage-like, but the shape of a triangle was clearly visible in this small window of time viewed. As the object came closer to the moon, I could see what looked like miraged orbs along the outside of the triangle shape, wavy, much like the lights in a swimming pool, with fluxing movement. As the object passed the moon, all reflection was lost and the object vanished into the sky. It was as if a trick was played on my eyes when it appeared and when it vanished. The event itself lasted no longer than 5 to 7 seconds. The object made zero sound, not a hum, not a buzz, nothing. This, along with the speed at which it was moving was the most disturbing part of this whole event to me. I cannot gauge how high the craft was, but it was most certainly not at the altitude of commercial aircraft, but more around the altitude of aircraft circling in before landing. The object was at approximately 70-80 degrees overhead. I live right outside Davis-Monthan AFB, I was enlisted in the AZ Air National Guard for six years, and I grew up on the southside of Tucson, where the Tucson International Airport is located, so I know what a plane and fighter jet looks and sounds like. The speed at which this object was moving is about equal to one of our ANG F-16s taking off at full afterburner, which I have seen more times than I can remember. Had it not been for the light of the full moon, I would not have seen this object.”

Field Investigators:  “The object’s elevation was similar to the A-10s in their normal flight path over Tucson. It appeared silver-white due to reflection of moonlight. The reflected light was as bright as the moon. Object appeared solid, with fuzzy and with indistinct edges, yet transparent. Object appeared to be moving through a liquid-like water. The moon reflected off the object’s edges like ripples and what appeared to be semi-transparent balls or balloons along each leading edge. The balloon-like surfaces appeared to ripple. And it seemed like he was looking through water. I know that is a puzzling description.  He was puzzled too.”

March 23, 2011, 9 p.m.  – Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL. FB1, Category 1. Case 28378.

“Three of us saw a craft with four star-like lights traveling from south to north from Broward County over Palm Beach County and out of sight,” the witness stated. “The whole sighting was no more or less than 10 seconds. The three of us saw a craft that had no blinking lights, no wings and no other discernible features other than three lights in the form of a triangle with one other light directly in front of the top light in the triangle. Picture a triangle and then draw a straight line from the top of that triangle. The body of the craft essentially had the same color and looked like the rest of the night sky. It was traveling at a high rate of speed and made no sounds. It was nothing that any of the three of us had ever seen before.”

Field Investigator: “Witness and his friends were in the parking lot after playing softball. The parking lot was considerably darker than the stadium.  They saw the lights which were much higher than a plane from the Executive Airport would have been. Witness did not see any craft.  He said that it must have been the same color as the sky, which was grayish-black at 9 p.m.  He saw the three lights which formed a triangle with the fourth light over the top. The object flew at 4 to 5 times the speed of an aircraft and disappeared over the horizon to the west.”

March 27, 2011 – Ogemaw County, MI. MA1, Category 1. Case 28421.

“There were three triangular-shaped objects with circular patterns on each of the corners,” the witness stated. “They were flying in circular motions. It was then that I realized I was seeing something abnormal. I ran in the house to get my girlfriend so she could see. When we returned outside, two of the objects were gone and one was still there, hovering in the sky. About a minute later a jet, traveling at a very high rate of speed, approached the object and the object just vanished. The jet then circled around the area for about five minutes afterwards and left the area.”

The Grave Mist

In the late 90s a friend was visiting from out of town for a few days of paranormal discussion. We were sharing our life experiences and the subject of cemeteries came up. The following day we decided to explore the Rose Hill Cemetery near my home in Chicago. While driving through the cemetery my friend noticed a grave with her last name on it and we stopped to have a look.

The grave was for a teenage girl who had passed away in the 19th century. We decided to both attempt to communicate with the child and stood silent near the grave. I had my head bowed forward and was looking at the ground and thinking about this young girl, asking questions to myself about how she might of died and how her family might of reacted to her death at such a young age.

I looked up then and experienced a change in vision. The summer afternoon was gone and I found myself standing along the same cemetery road, but it was unpaved, the weather was cold and I noticed a little snow on the ground. Focusing on what was around me I noticed a row of horse and buggies and people dressed in dark colors. I saw this image momentarily, perhaps for just two or three seconds, until my normal sight snapped back into place and I stood again in the summer sunshine next to the teen’s grave. It was somewhat frightening to feel like I was in a different time, but once firmly rooted in my own time, it was also a strangely good feeling that I had just been able to have a glimpse of this child’s funeral. I approached the grave.

As I stood directly over her grave plot I bowed my head again and closed my eyes and thought about what I had just experienced. A minute later I opened my eyes again, staring at the grass growing on top of the grave, and I began to see a white mist coming up out of the ground. I did not turn my head or move my eyes for a minute as I watched this mist move out of the ground and up into the air. I finally relaxed myself somewhat and raised my eye level and was aware that I seemed to be completely engulfed in the mist. It was a very good feeling as though I were somehow communicating with the spirit of the child. The communication was not with words, but just with feelings, that she was happy that we had come by her grave for a visit and were thinking of her. A minute later the mist disappeared and I moved away from the grave.

I spoke with my friend and told her about what I had just experienced, but soon discovered that the mist rising up out of the grave was not noticed and was part of my vision only. I decided to test the idea that only I could see the mist, now that she was aware of what I was seeing.

I stepped back to the grave and lowered my head again, closing my eyes briefly, and then opening them again. The mist came up from the grave again and repeated what had just happened. Several minutes later it disappeared and again I stepped away from the grave. My friend did not see the mist.

For one final test, we left the graveyard and returned with a 35mm camera and color print film. We repeated the experience again, but now my friend walked around me and took photos of me from different angles. One hour later we looked at the prints and soon discovered that Kodak paper could not pick up the mist – there were only nice shots of me looking as though I were meditating over a grave.

I have since returned to the gravesite several times and always experienced the same white mist coming up out of the ground and engulfing my body. I even tried going to different graves and trying to repeat the experience there thinking that my creative mind was causing me to have the experience. But the mist did not appear with other graves – only this one grave. While the experience may still be a figment of my own creative imagination, it has made me wonder about this particular young lady and why she would want to communicate with me through a mist.

The Random Grave

I was in graduate school in 1985 in DeKalb, Illinois. This one late afternoon I brought a friend over to my apartment and we decided to take a walk. We had been talking about psychic events in our lives and I had just told Wendy about driving to the grave of a boy I didn’t know back in 1973. I happened to live next door to a cemetery and as we walked, Wendy suggested we walk through the graveyard. Wendy was picking my 1973 story apart, and as we walked through the graveyard, she said that one explanation to my story was that I was able to hear the dead speak from their graves. “How else could you have known where this boy’s grave was?” she asked. As we walked, Wendy said that she wanted to test me. She said that she wanted to pick out a grave at random, and that I was to tell her as much about the person as possible. I agreed.

Wendy walked away from me a distance of about 50 feet to a grave with a flat top, where the writing was visible only to her eyes. She sat on the grave.

I immediately began “hearing” information. “It’s a woman,” I said. “She was 76 years old when she died.” And with those two basic pieces of information, I began to talk about the woman’s life, revealing trivial details. Finally, I approached the grave, and Wendy stood up. We looked down and read the tombstone. It was a woman, and she had died at age 76. The rest of the details of her life we could not verify, but those two facts spooked Wendy and she became very upset. We returned to my apartment and sat in the living room.

Wendy said that getting the sex right was a 50-50 chance, but getting the age right had made her feel as though I had actually communicated with the woman. Again, she said, the other details about her life could only be verified if we contacted a living relative. So Wendy, being spooked, said out loud, that she wanted a sign from the woman to verify for her that we had actually communicated with her.

As Wendy spoke those words, the smoke detector in my bedroom hallway went off. I rushed around the corner and looked up at it, and there was no smoke to set it off. I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a towel, and fanned the smoke detector, but it would not go off. Finally, I carried a chair into the hallway, climbed up and opened up the smoke detector, and pulled the battery out, and it went off immediately.

Wendy was very upset by what she thought was a “sign.” She was questioning how a spirit could make a smoke detector go off, and I was rambling on about how it was probably faulty and to not worry about it, as I could see that it had upset her so much. As we talked about how it had spooked her, Wendy decided to ask the spirit of the woman to do it again. Again, just as Wendy spoke those words, the smoke detector alarm went off. We both looked down at the battery that I was holding in my hand. We ran again to the smoke alarm and it finally stopped. Wendy became very upset again, crying, now thinking that some spirit was operating this thing even after the batteries had been removed. I tried to calm her down by saying that possibly the smoke alarm kept a charge and that it could go off, even after the batteries had been removed.

There is little mystery in guessing someone’s sex – even a dead person’s sex – given that you have a 50-50 chance of getting it right. I will even concede that when guessing the age of the deceased that going with a number in the 70s or 80s will be correct most of the time, so that narrows the odds of hitting it right. I do not like to think that spirits can follow people home like that and make alarms go off, but the second half of this experience, however it happened, was a spooky coincidence that made me rethink casual walks through cemeteries or any thought of attempting to communicate with the dead. Better to let them rest in peace. And a side note, I contacted a major manufacturer of smoke detectors a few years later. They informed me that the battery operated style of smoke detectors did not hold a charge after the battery was removed. The apartment management assured me the smoke detector was not internally wired.

The Student’s Grave

One Friday evening in 1973 at age 16 I picked up my girlfriend, Ellen, and a mutual friend, Karen. The three of us sat in the front seat of my mother’s Pontiac and we took off for destinations as yet undecided.

Southwestern Pennsylvania was strung with never ending arteries of twisting two-lane pavement through rolling hills and dense forest. Some- times we just drove around looking for friends or parties. This evening Ellen and Karen told me the story of a young man in their class who they remember as limping through the halls for about a year before he finally died. To- night, they said, was the anniversary of his death, a tragic past played out two years earlier in junior high school. Since I was a grade level above the two of them, a senior now, I hadn’t known the boy, nor remembered him.

They named the cemetery where he was buried, possibly the largest cemetery in the county, on a countryside hill halfway between two towns and just off of Route 30 in Greensburg.

I had been to the cemetery before to visit the graves of relatives and remembered it as a maze of single-lane pavement that wound around hun- dreds of gravesites. It was dark and I asked the girls to climb into the back seat and keep their heads down because I was going to surprise them with my destination. I turned onto Route 30 and drove the three miles, entering at the wrought iron gate and began weaving carelessly through the narrow lanes.

The girls half sat up now and peering through the window noticed the gravestones and began screaming. I was driving too fast for conditions, but the screams made me want to move faster and turn corners sharper. I re- member coming around a bend and heading down an embankment, and then quickly made a sharp turn and drove the car up onto the grass andstopped.

The girls had had enough, I thought. We were all laughing and jumped out of the car, kidding each other about being in a cemetery after dark.

But then the girls turned and followed the headlight beam shining on a nearby grave and suddenly became silent. We had stopped at the young man’s grave and our headlights were illuminating his gravestone.

This was not a situation where the grave was lit up nearby, but the car’s headlights were directly shining on the headstone just a few feet away.

It was too much of a coincidence for any of us to imagine. Part of us wanted to get out of the cemetery quicker than we had arrived and part of us wanted to approach the grave and say something. I remember touching the gravestone momentarily, but the feeling of fear was more overwhelming and we soon drove away.

Without a handbook on life’s little mysteries there is no way to accurately explain what had just happened to us. Most likely it was a random coincidence. If we try to look to the paranormal for an explanation we seem to arrive at two theories.

The first would have the spirit of the deceased guiding the driver to his grave and the second explanation would have the thoughts of living relatives of the young man doing the guiding.

Either of the latter two theories raises more questions that we were not willing to consider while we were still in the cemetery. Some distance away and thinking more rationally we wanted to believe that a spirit had somehow guided us, but the more prudent explanation was just a wild coinci- dence.

Jack’s Wife

On Wednesday, November 9, 1994 I was sitting up late in my home office after I had worked on an edit of a story in my Dime Novels series, the Mount Greenwood Murders. I was sitting at my desk chair and thought of Jerry, my childhood barber and Godfather. Jerry died about 1972. The image was bright, of Jerry cutting hair at his shop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. I thought of Jerry, and then the image moved to the chair next to Jerry’s, and I saw his nephew, Carl, also cutting hair, wearing the white smock he always wore. The vision then moved across the room to an interior door that opened to a staircase and I looked up the staircase. At the top of the stairs was the entrance to Carl’s home on the second floor where he lived. His wife was up there, I thought. Carl’s wife is up there alone. There was a feeling then of depression. This scene faded and I also thought of Jerry’s brother and how I saw him once when I was about 17 or 18-years-old at the place where he worked. This was a few years after Jerry had died. These images faded and I moved on with my evening. This event happened sometime between 10 p.m. on November 9 and 1 a.m. on November 10.

The following day, Thursday, November 10, my mother and I were talking on the telephone and she told me that Carl’s wife had killed herself. I asked when. She said the previous evening. The vision of this scene in the barber shop was the “screen shot” variety. I don’t recall what brought on my thinking of Jerry in the first place. This was a feeling as though I was being shown a film clip. The images appeared to be from the days I visited the barber shop in the 1960s, between the ages of about 2 and 12. The images were very bright and clear.

My Future: Sideswiped Car

This is a follow-up to My Present: Black Tea Cups. The same colleague and I discussed my remote viewing of her the previous evening and decided to take the experiment one step further. The first experiment was designed to elicit details of her life in real time as a remote viewing. For part two, we decided to request details from the woman’s future. We were not specific about what type of experience to view and report, just something from the woman’s future.

The set-up for the experiment was the same. I would design the experience in my head prior to relaxing myself on the couch and closing my eyes. This time I thought about the woman and her future and requested that the relaxation part of the experience again happen quickly, that the same full- color and clear screen pop up, but that the scene being transmitted come from Joanie’s future.

I laid down on the couch and again the relaxation happened in less than three minutes and the full-color and clear screen popped up as requested. This time I saw a typical busy Chicago boulevard with parking on both sides of the street. I then noticed her fiancée’s car parked along one side of the street with no one inside. Seconds later a U-Haul brand moving van drove by and struck the side of her fiancée’s car. The van did not stop. I was witnessing a hit-and-run. I then “zoomed” to the cab of the van and viewed two men of Mexican decent wearing flannel shirts.

The following morning I showed the printed report to Joanie as I did in the first case. She read the account and commented that her fiancée’s car had not been the victim of a hit-and-run. I pointed out that the request was for a future event and that we simply had to sit back and wait for the event to happen.

Approximately a week later, Joanie came to work with news. The previous evening she had met her future husband in the city and they had parked their cars on opposite sides of the street. When they returned to their cars they discovered that his car had been the victim of a hit-and-run, struck along its side as I had reported. But as far as the details of a U-Haul brand vehicle with two Mexican men in flannel shirts, she had no idea. Several days later she reported to me that there had indeed been a witness to the event as a woman had come forward to police to report what she saw. The woman had told police that the vehicle that struck the car was a U-Haul brand vehicle with two men inside. The police then tracked down the vehicle and the couple learned that they were of Mexican decent. Were they wearing flannel shirts that day? We never foundout.

I felt this was a controlled and solicited clairvoyance experience (remote viewing) in full color involving one known individual who requested and approved the transmission in advance. It was a future event and transmitted in real time from a distance of possibly four or five miles. The personal affect was an awareness later that the event was indeed real.

This story was much more interesting than its part one counterpart because it involved events that had not yet happened. Even more interesting was the way the facts unfolded to the woman who requested them in the first place. While she was amazed that her fiancée’s car had indeed been side-swiped as a hit-and-run as told to her in advance, those facts were not stunning in a city as large as Chicago where minor accidents happened constantly. The fact that the witness’s account came several days later with two men in a U-Haul brand truck added more dimension to the event.

The facts are just too detailed to be anything other than what I am reporting. Coincidence? Well, there are many hit-and-runs involving side-swiped cars in Chicago and there is a large Mexican population here. Otherwise: It’s a satisfying and believable case of remote viewing.

My Present: Black Tea Cups

The set-up: After discussing anomalous events with a colleague about 1995, the two of us decided to experiment. Joanie explained that she was going out that evening. She asked that I use my real-time event transmission abilities (I’m sure we called it something else) and tell her the following morning what she had done.

The experiment: Later that evening I laid down on my living room couch with a pre-determined request. I had designed the experiment in my head with the following requests: I would lie down on the couch and close my eyes and try to relax myself. The relaxation part of the experience would take no longer than three minutes. A clear and bright screen would appear for my viewing and I would be able to see exactly where Joanie was and what she was doing and I would be able to control the viewing experience – meaning I could move the “camera” around a bit at will.

As I laid down that evening my body relaxed very quickly as I had designed and the screen popped up suddenly. I seemed to be viewing Joanie from about the same height as if I had been standing in the room near her, about 10 feet away. The screen view was as though I were using my own eyesight, with the normal peripheral vision. She was in I guessed a restaurant and seated about the center of a large room filled with round tables. She was seated at a table with other women. The group was chatting and drinking from tea cups. I then looked down at the table top and zoomed in on one of the tea cups and noted that the cup and saucers were black.

I wrote all of this and other details down, printed the description out, and carried it with me in my shirt pocket to work the following morning. I bumped into Joanie at the coffee area that morning and asked what she had actually done the previous evening. She said that she had been out with the female members of her upcoming wedding party, that they were trying on gowns, and that she had treated them to tea at a nearby restaurant.

I asked where in the room were they seated, and she replied that they were about center in the room. What shape were the tables, I asked. Round, she said. I then asked what color the tea cups and saucers were. She replied that they were black. I then reached into my shirt pocket and displayed the printed sheet with the same details on it.

I felt that this was a controlled and solicited clairvoyance experience (remote viewing) in full color involving one known individual who requested and approved the transmission in advance. It was a current event and transmitted in real time from a distance of possibly four or five miles. The personal affect was an awareness later that the event was indeed real.

Having had no advance knowledge that this woman would be out with a group of women that evening makes the event hard to believe it was coincidence. While restaurant tables are either square, rectangular or round, the details of where they were seated, what they were drinking, and the exact color of the cups and saucers makes for interesting details.

The sender in this case had given her permission for me to remove view her that evening. I’m not sure why that is significant, but the viewing experience happened rapidly and was over with in about one minute’s time. Was the event a coincidence? Women drinking tea in a restaurant? Possibly. The black cups and saucers stand out as the most significant detail that is hard to explain away.

Stop by the Convenience Store

On Tuesday, February 14, 1995, I was standing in my living room. I had been debating about making a purchase. The item that I wanted to buy was not very necessary and the cost was $50. At that time, spending $50 would have cut into my weekly household budget and I was not sure that I should spend the money. I talked to Joyce briefly about it, and she thought that I should put off buying it. I said that I was going to meditate for the money. I laid down on the couch for about 15 minutes, relaxing myself, and then asking if there was a way that I could have the money to make this purchase.

Then I received a thought transmission. I received instructions to get up from the couch, to go into my home office and open my gray portfolio, and to remove a scratch-off lottery ticket where I had won a free ticket. I was to take this ticket now to the 7-Eleven just south of my home and buy a particular scratch-off ticket there – where the winning ticket would have “glowing” white along its edge. I would then receive my $50. My sister, Lolly, had just come over, and I immediately asked her to come with me. I got the ticket and we drove to 7-Eleven. I went inside and looked at the available tickets to buy – and one of them had a “glow” to its white edges. It was a winning ticket for exactly $50.

I bought the item that afternoon – a crystal ball.

Dying Neighbor

The idea of someone requesting information from me and then getting real results was of interest to me, but I did not pursue the idea very often. Several years later, in 2000 now, I discussed anomalous events with an- other colleague. We were almost joking around about it when the woman said that it would be okay if I remote viewed her life.

Neither of us suggested a past, present or future time, so the request merely took on a generalness to it.

I had been to this woman’s home once for a holiday party. It is situated roughly a mile and-a-half from my home in the city of Chicago. My set-up for this remote viewing was simple: a quick relaxation and a full-color and clear screen.

That evening I laid down and closed my eyes and within about three minutes the screen appeared. The screen was in full color, but of a dark nature as it pictured darkness outside. I was looking at the outside of her brick two-flat. As I stared at this scene, the image moved to the right and pictured the two-flat next door and south of her building, and then framed the second floor. The scene then dissolved and pictured an interior room of this second-floor apartment and depicted an elderly man sitting up and alone on his bed. There was no movement of the man and he was simply sitting and staring and I received a telepathic thought: the man was dying. In fact, the man was in the final phase of dying.

I wrote down the events as I had seen them and printed the material out and reported the story to Joyce. Then considering the material that I had gathered, I decided not to report the information to the woman. I went to work the following day and did not discuss the story. Another day passed and I was again at work and overheard the woman talking to another employee. She said that she would be leaving work that day to attend a wake of a neighbor who had passed away.

I immediately tuned into the story I was hearing and soon asked the woman if I could speak to her privately. Once alone, I asked her if the neighbor was an elderly man who lived on the second floor of the two-flat next door. She acknowledged that the man had lived there and was someone she had known for years.

This was a controlled and solicited clairvoyance experience (remote viewing) in full color involving one known individual who requested and approved the transmission in advance; and one unknown individual. It was a current event and transmitted in real time from a distance of about one and-a- half miles.