Thursday, December 3, 2015

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest MUFON Cases Across The United States - Iowa Triangle UFO Appeared To Cloak Itself; California Family Recalls Underwater UFO Incident; And UFO Lights Hover Over Las Vegas Strip!


December 3, 2015 -  UNITED STATES
-  The following constitutes several of the latest reports of UFO sightings, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Iowa triangle UFO appeared to cloak itself

An Iowa witness at Cedar Falls reported watching a silent, triangle-shaped UFO moving in a straight line overhead that appeared to cloak itself, according to testimony in Case 72695 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The sighting occurred at 9:02 p.m. on November 19, 2015, during a clear evening with no clouds and temperatures in the mid-30s.


Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

“Went out to have a smoke and noticed a movement to my right peripheral side vision in the star-filled sky,” the witness stated.“Saw what appeared as a fuzzy outline of a V-formation or triangle craft directly above. Hard to discern it as it appeared slightly lighter than the dark background sky, fuzzy edges with a translucent appearance.”

The witness stated that the object was very difficult to see unless you were looking right at it.

“No lights, no sound and its glide path was to the south-southeast. Watched it for five-to-six seconds before it faded from view. Speed looked like around 200 mph at say 3,000 feet altitude – just a guess though as I could not tell its size.”


The object appeared to have a translucent appearance as it moved overhead. Pictured: Cedar Falls, Iowa. Credit: Google)
The object appeared to have a translucent appearance as it moved overhead. Pictured: Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

The witness stated that when the object was first seen overhead, it would have been the size of his hand at arm’s length.

“The object did not reflect from the moon that evening and for a lack of better words, and appeared to cloak itself somehow to the background. Very strange. I had my cell phone out, however, there was not enough time to capture it as I was wondering what it was in the first place. I am knowledgeable in earth sciences,known aircraft and consider myself an amateur astronomer. It matched the dark sky so much, I doubt a photo would have shown it unless during the day. Again, this object flew silently down/above main street in a city of 40,000+ citizens and no one else saw it? Another UFO sighting page shows the same object about 20 minutes before in the community of Ames, approximately 70 miles away on the same evening. This at least gives my report a little more substance. Thank You.”

Iowa MUFON Field Investigators Steve Junge and David Kreiter investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

“The uncharacteristic movements of the object as well as the shape, descriptions and appearance seem to rule out natural or human-made phenomenon,” Junge and Kreiter stated in their report. “According to the NUFORC website, a similar case happened on the same evening in the town of Ames, Iowa.”


Cedar Falls is about eight miles northwest of Waterloo, Iowa. (Credit: Google)
Cedar Falls is about eight miles northwest of Waterloo, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, population 39,260.


California family recalls underwater UFO incident

A California witness at Avalon Harbor recalled an encounter from 1982 with an underwater UFO as the family sailed to Catalina, according to testimony in Case 72642 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.


The witnesses’ mother first noticed a ‘huge lighted object’ moving near their boat underwater. Pictured: Avalon Harbor, CA. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The witnesses’ mother first noticed a ‘huge lighted object’ moving near their boat underwater.
Pictured: Avalon Harbor, CA. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The event occurred on June 15, 1982.

“My stepfather and mother loved sailing in the 1980s,” the witness stated.“He owned a construction company and made good money. We would rent a sailboat for the weekend and sail to Catalina where my grandmother had a clothing store on the island. We sail over there many times.”

But the family had an odd encounter one evening when the witness, his stepfather and mother were sailing to Catalina.

“Around 8p.m. my mother yells to my stepdad to look over the port side and asked what is that? I looked and saw a huge lighted object moving fast under the water. My mother was very scared and went below.”

The witnesses’ stepfather did not know what the object was either.


The witnesses’ father had served in the navy and could not identify the object. Pictured: Avalon Harbor, CA. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The witnesses’ father had served in the navy and could not identify the object. Pictured: Avalon Harbor, CA.
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

“He was in the navy for years and sailed all over the world and knows ships and subs. It lasted around five minutes just going from one side and then the next in a crisscross pattern.”

The family steered away from the object.

“We sailed west moving away from it as it moved east. I never told anyone about this nor do we talk about it. My stepbrother is in the navy and worked on a LA class sub. We talked one night and he said just forget it and to not go there. I saw your show and had to write. The object was 50 feet in a circle and bright as more watts I have ever seen. I am an electrician and work on lighting and this thing was bright and gave off heat. My parents stopped sailing after that summer. I live less the 20 miles from the area and still think about it all the time. Very strange situation to be in.”


Avalon sits just off the California coast from Newport Beach. (Credit: Google Maps)
Avalon sits just off the California coast from Newport Beach. (Credit: Google Maps)

Avalon Harbor is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County, population 3,728.

Lights appear to hover over Las Vegas Strip

WATCH: UFO lights over Las Vegas.




A Nevada witness at Henderson reported watching and videotaping a series of six bright lights “hanging in the sky” that eventually disappeared one at a time, according to testimony in Case 59929 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The sighting occurred beginning about 8:42 p.m. on September 18, 2014, and the lights appeared to be over the North Las Vegas area.


The witness first saw three lights in the sky that disappeared and a short while later more lights appeared to hover in the sky above the Las Vegas Strip. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness first saw three lights in the sky that disappeared and a short while later more lights appeared to hover in the
sky above the Las Vegas Strip. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

“I actually think this was further north than North Las Vegas, but distance at night is just a guess,” the witness stated.“The lights actually had a slight amber tint to them and you can see the passing aircraft. So we wondered if any aircraft saw the same lights.”

The lights looked like they were stationary in the sky. The witness believes that the camera settings were not correct and the video is a lower quality than expected (video seen above).

“The first sighting was in the northwest (towards Red Rocks), and the lights appeared at approximately the same altitude as the second recording/sighting that is attached. In the first recording there were only three lights. They slowly disappeared one at a time. Then in less than 30 seconds they reappeared in the north. We were in our backyard that overlooks the strip and mountains. We always look at the strip which is approximately 12 miles from our home. In the north-northwest there is not normally any approaching aircraft landing lights. This would be an odd approach for landing aircraft. Both my wife and I used to work for the airlines at McCarran.”


Eventually six lights appeared to hover in the sky. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Eventually six lights appeared to hover in the sky. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video.
(Credit: MUFON)

When the first lights disappeared in the north-northwest, the couple began to go into the house, but then three lights reappeared in the north. They were joined by three more lights that appeared one at a time.

“Slowly they all disappeared one at a time while I was on the phone with 311. Unknown at first, but after observing for several minutes and the lights remained stationary, we felt this was not right. We called 311 to find out if there had been other reports, but was told none had been received.”

The witness reported that the lights were a “strange bright, amber color andaircraft and helicopters appear white in the night sky.”

“The objects appeared round, star-like, twinkling almost, but the twinkling could have been from the atmosphere due to the distance. They were amber in color. They never moved and just appeared and then disappeared. Very interesting and we had a feeling we were witnessing UFOs.”


The lights eventually disappeared from view one-by-one. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The lights eventually disappeared from view one-by-one. Pictured: Still image cropped and enlarged from the witness video.
(Credit: MUFON)


Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas, population 270,800.

Nevada MUFON Assistant State Director Sandra Countiss investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

“The lighted objects appeared to glow and looked solid,” Countiss stated in her report.“They disintegrated from up to six objects to three-to-four during the time of the video and were spherical in shape. The surface was unknown and no exterior features were able to be seen from this distance. True size is unknown, but it glowed yellow-amber colored in the sky, not wavering during the sighting, and no emissions were seen nor sounds heard. There were other aircraft in the sky at that time. The lowest altitude seemed to be about 500 feet and it was over one mile away. In fact, the strip is 14 miles from the area where they sighted the crafts. Altitude was estimated to be about 20 degrees above the horizon with a flight path of northwest to north above the lighted strip. No landing or landing site was observed.”

Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

- Open Minds.



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