Sunday, March 6, 2016

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest MUFON Cases Across The United States - Omaha Police Officer Has Triangle UFO Encounter; Minnesota Witness Videotapes Recurring UFO; Silent Disc UFO Videotaped Over New York Skies; New Jersey Witness Stops 40 Feet From Hovering Triangle UFO; And A Special Report On Six Iowa Triangle UFOs! [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

Detailed illustration of the triangle object seen over Omaha on January 13, 2016. (Credit: MUFON)

March 6, 2016 - UNITED STATES -  The following constitutes several of the latest reports of UFO sightings, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Omaha police officer has triangle UFO encounter

A Nebraska police officer in Omaha reported watching a slow-moving triangle UFO under 500 feet above a local Walmart store, according to testimony in Case 74492 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The police officer was patrolling the area near Walmart and looked up and saw the triangle-shaped craft at 5:38 p.m. on January 13, 2016.


An Omaha police officer created this sketch of the triangle UFO just above a Walmart. (Credit: MUFON)
An Omaha police officer created this sketch of the triangle UFO just above a Walmart. (Credit: MUFON)


“When I first saw the craft I knew right off what it was,” the witness stated. “The object was bright having only three lights.”

The sighting happened rather quickly under partly cloudy skies.

“It moved slowly for about several seconds and then just disappeared.My actions were – I motioned the people to drive from the stop sign. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and last, I kept my eyes on the object. The triangle craft just vanished in the night sky.”

The witness included two sketches with the report, which was filed on February 23, 2016. Nebraska MUFON Field Investigator Frederick Zewe is investigating.


Minnesota witness videotapes recurring UFO

A Minnesota witness in Aitkin County reported seeing the same UFO every night and offered video as evidence, according to testimony in Case 50785 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.


WATCH: UFO over Aitkin County.

 


Few details were originally given up by the witness except to say that she was seeing the same UFO on a daily basis.


The witness stated that she was seeing the same object nightly. Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness stated that she was seeing the same object nightly.
Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)


This report reflected a sighting at approximately 7:18 p.m. on September 12, 2013. The case was reported to MUFON on the same date.


The object appeared to be over 500 feet in altitude and about one mile away. Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The object appeared to be over 500 feet in altitude and about one mile away.
Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)


Minnesota MUFON Field Investigator Thomas Knox investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.


The object appeared to be larger than a basketball if held at arm’s length. Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The object appeared to be larger than a basketball if held at arm’s length.
Pictured: Cropped portion of a video frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)


In the investigation report, the object is described by the witness as hovering, descending, blinking and pulsing with an apparent size larger than a basketball if held at arm’s length. The object appeared to be at an altitude higher than 500 feet and at a distance of more than one mile.

Aitkin County, MN, has a population of 16,202.


NJ witness stops 40 feet from hovering triangle UFO

A New Jersey witness at Jobstown reported an encounter with a hovering, triangle-shaped UFO sitting just above the tree line near a military base, according to testimony in Case 74437 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.


Joint Base MDL was only five miles from the sighting area near Jobstown, NJ. (Credit: Google Maps)
Joint Base MDL was only five miles from the sighting area near Jobstown, NJ. (Credit: Google Maps)


The witness was driving home from a nearby campus at 8:30 p.m. on February 12, 2016, traveling along a back road above five miles from a military base.

“In the sky I saw three bright lights to my left, overtop of the trees that line the side of the road next to a farm,” the witness stated.“I approached going about 45 mph. I thought it was weird how low that plane seemed to be, but I thought somehow it must be off in the distance. I realized this couldn’t be because the three lights were too large.”

As the witness approached closer, he realized that the object was right above the tree line and did not appear to be moving – just hovering in its place.

“I started to slow to a halt, as this was a back road and I was the only car on the road. I stopped at the bottom of the local farm’s driveway, at the most only 40 feet away from the flying object. I was scared for a second because I knew they saw me, and they knew I was slowing down to get a better look.”

The witness got a good look at the object.

“Through the tree line, I tried to identify the tail, which would have to be the back light, because the ship was facing the road at about a 45-degree angle, with the two bright lights on either side where I would have thought the wings would have been (triangular in shape) were facing toward me at an angle. It did not appear to be a normal plane, nor was it behaving like any plane I have ever heard of before.”
The sighting was very close to a military base.

“This was about five miles outside of Joint Base MDL, on the Fort Dix side of the base. Even though I live so close to the base, planes are not that common above this road, at least not directly above; the air fields are not on this side of the base.”


The witness was driving on a rural road similar the road pictured within about five miles of Joint Base MDL. (Credit: Google)
The witness was driving on a rural road similar the road pictured within about five miles of Joint Base MDL.
(Credit: Google)

The witness attempted to get a photo of the object.

“This ship was about three to four stories off the ground, right above the tree line. I grabbed my phone to try and get a picture, but I started to turn around since I passed it slightly to get to the driveway, and I couldn’t turn and use my phone at the same time. In the minute it took me to turn around, I could still see the brightness cast from the three lights. This is a back road with no other lights, which is how I knew it was still there. As soon as I had fully turned around to see it straight on again, it was gone in a second.”
The witness did not see the object move away.

“I did not see it move or accelerate at any rate. It went from hovering in its place, to gone. I was in complete shock because I was still trying to convince myself that this was a small plane. I drove forward for maybe another 30 seconds before I stopped my car to search the sky. I saw faint lights way off in the distance. I searched the sky for any other lights to make sure that was it; it was cloudy tonight so I hadn’t seen any stars or other planes moment before viewing these lights. I knew that those three lights were the lights I was seeing off in the distance. It had to have been at least 2-3 miles away, but most likely a few more. I felt like it only sped off because I had stopped so close to it and it did not want to be observed.”

The witness wondered what he had just seen.

“I sat in my car for a few seconds still in disbelief, trying to come up with another explanation for what I saw, but I couldn’t. No plane, or military plane comes off base and decides to hover over a random line of trees; I’ve never seen the military run any tests over us before, and I’ve lived here for over eight years once my Dad retired as a high ranking officer from the military. The whole sighting lasted under five minutes, and once the lights were barely visible I turned back around and drove the quarter-mile home.”


The witness stopped when he realized the UFO was hovering just 40 feet away along a rural right, like the one pictured here, within five miles of Joint Base MDL. (Credit: Google)
The witness stopped when he realized the UFO was hovering just 40 feet away along a rural right,
like the one pictured here, within five miles of Joint Base MDL. (Credit: Google)


The witness first reported the event to his father.

“I went straight in to find my Dad and ask him what that space ship could have been if it belonged to the military. He said maybe a drone, but it was the size of a small plane and hovered in the same spot for at least two minutes that I observed, but I have no idea how long it had been there before I came down the road.”

Jobstown is an unincorporated community located within Springfield Township in Burlington County, NJ, population 877.


Silent disc UFO videotaped over New York skies

A New York witness at Owego reported watching and videotaping a disc-shaped UFO crossing the sky silently, according to testimony in Case 51482 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.


WATCH: UFO over Owego.




The sighting occurred about 1 p.m. on October 12, 2013, when the witness observed what appeared to be a disk-shaped object flying from the northeast and moving over Owego.

“The object emitted no sound,” the witness stated. “There was no trail after it. There were no visible wings of any kind.”


The witness noticed the object moving silently over Owego, NY. Image is a still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness noticed the object moving silently over Owego, NY. Image is a still frame from the witness video.
(Credit: MUFON)


The witness uploaded a 22-second video taken on a camera phone with the report, which was filed with MUFON on October 12, 2013.


Cropped and enlarged portion of one frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged portion of one frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

“The disc moved from southwest to the northeast over the western horizon. Shortly after another object the same size and shape, no wings, no trail, no sound was observed flying from east (Binghamton, NY) to the northwest, however, higher in the sky than the first object. Having observed thousands of flights going over this area in the last 30 years, I have never seen anything like this before.”

New York MUFON State Section Director Chuck Streb and Chief Investigator Nicholas Voulgaris investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown. Owego is a town in Tioga County, NY, population 19883.


Special Report: Six Iowa Triangle UFOs

Triangle UFOs continue as one of the most-reported UFO shapes as filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. A scan of the past six months – August 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016, shows 450 triangle reports worldwide.


Statistically it’s more important that Iowa has 6 cases to the 8 Texas cases during this time period. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Statistically it’s more important that Iowa has 6 cases to the 8 Texas cases during this time period.
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Reviewing only those cases closed by investigators and then only those closed as an unknown, the worldwide number narrows to 99. And 84 of those cases were U.S.

Now looking at just the U.S. 84 cases – they were filed from 32 states ranging from 1 to 8 cases per state. The totals were typical where more cases were reported from the higher-populated states. So Texas has 8 of those cases; Missouri, California and Ohio each have 7 cases; and Pennsylvania had 6 cases.

But one state stood out from the list – Iowa with 5 cases.

Comparing populations – Texas has 26.9 million people versus Iowa with 3.1 million. Statistically it’s more important that Iowa has 6 cases to the 8 Texas cases during this time period. The following is a review of those 6 Iowa cases.

An Iowa witness at Marengo reported watching a 75-foot-long, triangle-shaped UFO hovering 75 feet over a local cornfield, according to testimony in Case 69105.

The reporting witness was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle as they drove into Marengo about 10:20 p.m. on June 4, 2015, traveling north and approaching Highway 6 when they first saw “an extremely bright, glowing stationary” blue-white light in the western sky.

The two discussed what they thought the object was – including planes or towers – but soon drove closer to the object.

“We reached U.S. Highway 6, stopped at stop sign, and turned left (west) onto Highway 6 towards Marengo, and towards the object,” the witness stated. “It’s four miles to Marengo and our turn into town, going north, at the Ampride Gas Station.”

As the two drove, they rolled down the vehicle windows, slowed down to about 45mph, and never took their eyes off the hovering light.

“As we neared the object, it stayed stationary, approximately 25 feet off the highway from us, hovering over a cornfield which had not been planted yet – about 75 feet in the air. The object was triangular in shape, a solid black color, with crisscrossing, almost fluorescent-looking, bar-shaped lights all across the bottom of the entire craft, mainly white and bright blue.”

The two were in absolute shock. They turned right, off the highway and headed into town.

“We instead turned around in the Ampride drive to keep observing it. Just as we did that and were going to go back the way we came to keep watching it, it suddenly started moving slowly east. It looked huge, and it was just gone.”

They began driving into Marengo and turned to the right, looking east, to see if they could spot it.

“It was hovering four miles away near the highway intersection, exactly where we had turned west onto Highway 6. It went four miles in approximately two seconds.”

Marengo is a town in and the county seat of Iowa County, Iowa, population 2,528. Iowa MUFON Field Investigator David Kreiter and Assistant State Director Beverly Trout investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.


Witness illustration for Case 69105. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration for Case 69105. (Credit: MUFON)

An Iowa witness at Altoona reported watching two objects the size of the moon that traveled 60 degrees across the horizon in one minute apart from each other in just three seconds, according to testimony in Case 68745.

The incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. on August 21, 2015, as the witness stood on a second story deck looking northeast and watched an airplane moving west to east. Assistant State Director Beverly Trout provides the narrative from the witness taken just minutes after the sighting.

“He then noticed a red mist-like object below the plane’s elevation, which was the apparent size of a full moon at 38-degrees elevation speeding from southeast to northwest. As it traveled, the object seemed to PHASE into red dots, and then midway in the 60-degree transit, was perceived as a transparent/translucent triangle with red lights, all of this taking place within an estimated three seconds.”

The witness then went into house and was back out on the deck within a minute or two, and at 9:11 or 9:12 p.m. – and a second object (or a re-run of the first object?) traveled the exact same flight path, going through the exact same “phasing” as the first object’s transit.

Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, population 14,541. Trout closed the case as an Unknown.

An Iowa witness at Sioux City reported reported driving directly under a triangle-shaped UFO, according to testimony in Case 70578.

The witness was heading home southbound along Highway 75 at 8:06 p.m. on September 17, 2015, and noticed five lights in the sky before the Gordon Drive bridge.

“I thought, oh a helicopter,” the witness stated.

But the witness soon realized the object was larger than a plane in the sky.

“As I was going almost under bridge I was able to see under it. There was no other lights than the five in a straight line. It was shaped like a triangle. When I got out from under the bridge I had to double check what I saw. It was seriously bigger than an airplane. When I turned east, it disappeared.”

Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties, population 82,684. Iowa MUFON State Director Gregory Anderson investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

An Iowa witness at Britt reported watching as many as 14 triangle UFOs hovering over a rural area during the Blood Moon beginning about 9:30 p.m. on September 27, 2015, according to testimony in Case 71566.

The reporting witness was visiting friends in Britt to watch the Blood Moon and was outside with a group of people along the northwest edge of town with open farm fiends to the north and west and the town to the east and south.

“Before the moon was almost completed covered, I noticed several flashes of light in front of the moon that resembled flashes from cameras going off at the same time,” the witness stated.“A few seconds later an object appeared from the east (which is the same direction we were looking at the moon). It was heading right for us and was approximately 100 yards above the tree tops. It didn’t look like an airplane.

For one thing it was absolutely silent. As it approached us we could see that it was triangular in shape with several white lights on the edge with one red and one green light flashing.”

But the group soon saw another UFO.

“As this first UFO was fast approaching us, a second identical triangular UFO appeared from nowhere just south of the first object and took off to the north at a high rate of speed toward the first object. We thought the second object was going to collide with the first object as the second one accelerated at a high rate of speed and just missed the first object by what seemed like inches. The first object then went right over our heads and the seven of us were able to tell that it was a solid, triangular shaped object. The first object then moved over the town of Britt and stopped about 5-6 miles out of town to the northwest where it hovered in place for a couple hours. The second object moved over the town of Britt and stopped about 5-6 miles out of town to the northeast and hovered in place for hours.”

Then a third UFO appeared.

“A third triangular UFO appeared from nowhere in the east and moved over Britt until it reached the hovering first object. Once it reached the first object, it hovered in place about 100 yards above the first object. The two objects hovered close to each other for awhile until the first object finally began moving to the west and eventually floated out of sight. The second object that was hovering 5-6 miles in the northeast part of town was joined by a fourth triangular object that showed up from nowhere and hovered near the second object. Between 9:30 p.m. and 2a.m. we counted at least 14 triangular UFOs appearing and hovering over and around Britt.”

The group also noted that they were unable to take photos of the UFOs.

“Only the fainter stars showed up – but the UFO didn’t.”

Britt is a city in Hancock County, Iowa, population 2,069. Iowa MUFON Field Investigator David Kreiter and Assistant State Director Beverly Trout investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

An Iowa witness at Cedar Falls reported watching a triangle-shaped UFO that appeared translucent as it crossed the sky, according to testimony in Case 72695.

The event occurred about 9 p.m. on November 19, 2015, on a clear evening with no clouds and temperatures in the 30s.


Witness illustration for Case 72695. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration for Case 72695. (Credit: MUFON)

“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. Very difficult to see unless looking right at it. No lights, no sound and its glide path was to the south-southeast.”

The witness watched the object for 5-6 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. When first overhead it would have been the size of my hand at arm’s length. 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.”

The witness had a cell phone but stated that there was not enough time to snap a photo.’

“I am knowledgeable in earth sciences and 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. This object flew silently down/above main street in a city of 40,000 + citizens. 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.”

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa. Investigators Steve Junge and David Kreiter investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

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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