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NUFORC
DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

The sightings reports have been
refreshed with the latest submissions.

Stay tuned.   Big changes are coming soon to the NUFORC
site, including a complete site refresh and redesign!

NUFORC HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE OF SIGHTING
REPORTS UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

We always caution
visitors to our website to be on the alert for flaws and pranks among the newly
posted reports, and that warning may be particularly pertinent this week,
given the large volume of sighting reports we have had to proof-read over the
past week. 

We cite below a few of
the many cases that caught our attention, from among the approximately 400
new, and newly revised, sighting reports that we have posted this week:

·        
Pasadena, California, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 12:45 p.m.
(Pacific)—Seven observers witness a cluster of at
least five tiny white objects that hovered almost motionless in a clear,
cloudless sky, for approximately an hour. 
High-quality video footage of the event accompanied the written
report.  Our initial thought was that
the objects might have been seagulls soaring in upwelling wind, but the
objects do not appear to look, or behave, like birds.  Witness
Report
    Video

·        
Carlsbad, California, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 2:30 p.m.
(Pacific)—An adult male, who describes himself as an amateur astronomer,
viewed at least three anomalous objects, which appeared to both hover, and
maneuver, in the clear, cloudless sky. 
The witness observed the objects with a set of 15 X 70 big binoculars,
designed for astronomy.  Witness Report

·        
Hollywood, Florida, Saturday, January 13, 2018, @ 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)—A
adult male, who is currently a law enforcement officer, witnesses, and
video-tapes, a cluster of peculiar “orbs,” which traveled from north to
south.  NUFORC is attempting to
determine what the wind direction and velocity were at the time of the
sighting, in attempt to rule out the possibility that the lights may have
been sky lanterns, or so-called “Chinese” lanterns.  Witness
Report
   Video

PARTIAL
UPDATE OF THE NUFORC WEBSITE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 04, 2018

We still have
approximately 280 sighting reports that have to be proof-read and edited
before they can be posted, so we will limit this posting today to this brief
statement for the NUFORC homepage.  We
hope to have the accumulated sighting reports proof-read by tomorrow or
Saturday, January 5th or 6th, and will post them, once the editing process is
completed. 

In the meantime, we
post below a few reports that we consider to be unusually interesting:

·        
Olive Branch,
Mississippi, Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018, @ 6:38 a.m. (CST)—A husband and
wife, while driving on Highway 78, witness two cylindrical objects pass
across the face of an almost full Moon. 
The husband is a very experienced pilot, with approximately 22,000
hours of flight time.  Here is the
report submitted by the wife:

BEGIN WITNESS STATEMENT:  “Two cylinder type objects or shadows
traversing over full “wolf” moon Jan. 2, 2018.

On Jan. 2, 2018, my husband (former
airline pilot with 22,000 hours) and I were traveling on Lamar Ext. (Hwy.
78), coming out of Olive Branch, Mississippi to Memphis.  Just before the Tennessee line, I witnessed
two cylindrical objects or shadows moving vertically over the face of a full
wolf moon. 

My husband viewed one, and I viewed
both.  #2 was higher than #1.  He was driving and #2 was out of the bright
face of the moon and could no longer be seen when he observed #1. 

Once the objects or shadows were out
of the bright face of the moon, they were no longer visible.  Other people viewed this I am sure.  If they did, I urge them to speak up.”

·        
Rosamond, California, Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018, @ 10:20 a.m.
(PST)—An adult male, driving to work on U. S. Highway 14 at approximately
10:20 a.m., witnesses a very shiny, bizarre-looking object that is approaching
his vehicle at very high speed.  We
copy below the text of his statement:

BEGIN WITNESS STATEMENT:  “Object seen off of U.S. Highway 14  at low altitude
moving north.

January 2, 2018.  This report is being filed from Rosamond,
California.

Daylight conditions:  Partially cloudy. 

Today, at 10:20 AM, while traveling
south bound on U.S. Highway 14, approximately between Avenues D and E, an
object was spotted at an estimated distance of ¼ mile above the highway.  First impressions were that it was a large
bird, like a duck or sea gull.  As I
kept my attention on the object, it became clear to me that it was not a
bird, but perhaps an aircraft. 

Seconds later, the object is now about
two hundred feet ahead of my car, and moving alongside the highway about 150
feet parallel to the highway.  As the
object flies by my right hand view moving straight with a speed less than my
65 MPH, I can now see that it’s an object about fifty feet in altitude.

The object is chrome skinned, appearing
smooth, and not a conventional aircraft. 
I can only estimate that it’s an object about 20 feet in length with
an equal height, in a pyramid shape. 

No audible sound was heard from this
object as it came at the closest position to my car.  Highway 14 was unusually heavy with traffic
as many are now returning home from the holidays.  Others had to have seen this object.”

We will update the
NUFORC website again, within the next day or two, once the newly received
reports have been edited. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

We have updated the
NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting to our database of
approximately 170 new, and newly revised, sighting reports.  The new reports are those that have been
received at our Center since the afternoon of Thursday, December 14TH,
2017. 

We always urge visitors
to our site to be on the alert for flawed, or hoaxed, reports, particularly
among those that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain
anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information with their reports. 

HOLIDAY
SCHEDULE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, will be away from the Hotline for several days over Christmas.  However, he will make every attempt to
monitor the answering service approximately once a day, or so, and will
return any important messages left by individuals who seem to be both mature,
and serious-minded. 

If you believe that you
have experienced a sighting of a UFO, we would be most grateful if you would
please refrain from calling the Hotline to report the event.  Instead, we urge the witness to please
submit a detailed, written account of the sighting, using our Online Report
Form, found elsewhere on this website.

PRANK
CALLS

If you are one of the
many young people who are placing prank calls to our Hotline, we would
request that you cease using our telephone lines for recreational
purposes!!  The bulk of the calls we
are now receiving over the Hotline are prank calls, and often obscene, and we
are requesting that callers of all ages not use our Hotline for frivolous
purposes.  These nuisance calls have
become an extreme inconvenience to the people who run the UFO Center, and
they are interfering with our ability to provide an important service to
people who wish to submit serious reports to our facility. 

Several of the recent
reports have caught our attention, and we feature them below:

Pocatello, Idaho, June 24th,
2002, @ 8:00 p.m.—A very experienced pilot witnessed a strange-looking object
pass below his aircraft at high speed. 
The object looked generally like the Space Shuttle, with no prominent
wings, and appeared to the witness to be hugging the contour of the
mountainous region below.  It quickly
disappeared from sight, within 15 seconds of the pilot’s first sighting of
it.  Witness Report

Albuquerque/Santa Fe
(Waldo Canyon), New Mexico, December 14, 2017, @ 7:00 p.m.—A husband and wife
were driving home to Santa Fe, when they both witnessed a triangular-shaped
craft pass across the highway in front of their
vehicle.  They agreed that the edges of
the craft were lined with distinctly green lights, and they estimated that it
was moving at approximately 100 miles per hour.  The wife has provided a nice illustration
of the peculiar object.  Witness Report

U. S.
AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT DECEMBER 09TH EVENT OVER THE U.S.

For the past 12 days,
NUFORC has received reports of an event that occurred across the U. S. on
Saturday night, December 09th, 2017. 
Our initial reaction to the reports was that they addressed a very
unusual event, possibly UFO-related, although the U. S. Air Force has
asserted that the sightings were of a flight of military aircraft involved in
a large-scale nighttime training operation. 
In the interest of sharing accurate, and complete, information with
visitors to our website, here
is the recent USAF statement

However, given what we
continue to believe are facts that, on the face of them, appear to contravene
the Air Force explanation, we intend to continue both collecting reports, and
investigating some of the peculiar aspects of the large-scale event.  There are many elements of the apparent
military exercise that simply do not seem to correlate with what many eyewitnesses
have reported to our Center.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to appear tonight on the Coast to Coast AM radio
program, hosted by George Noory, Thursday, December
21st, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PST).  Peter will discuss briefly the December
09th event, alluded to above, as well as several of the reports NUFORC has
received recently.

WE WISH EVERYONE A
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2018!

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

We have updated the
NUFORC website as of this date, with the posting of 65 new, and 39 recently
revised, sighting reports. 

We always recommend to
visitors to our website to be on the alert for errors and hoaxed reports,
among the newly posted material.  Please be particularly discriminating
when reading those reports that have been submitted by witnesses who elect to
remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information, all of which we
have attempted to label.  Many such reports appear to be high-quality,
and probably are reliable, but some are suspect, in our opinion, so please be
on the alert as you read them.  

UPDATE ON THE EVENTS OF
SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 09, 2017

We hurriedly updated
the NUFORC website on Sunday, December 10th, in order to bring to
the attention of the public the seemingly quite dramatic, and mysterious,
event that appears to have taken place above, and across, the U. S. on
Saturday night, December 09th, 2017.  For the preliminary
details about that event, please see that earlier posting below, which was
written on Sunday afternoon, the day after the event had occurred, and before
we had developed a good understanding of what had taken place.

Since that posting, we
have received a number of very high-quality reports, together with links to
video footage, which we post below:

·        
Footage from Denver, Colorado,
Saturday night
, reported by Channel 9 News (CBS).

·        
Dillon, Montana, Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 8:05 p.m. (Mountain)—A
mother, together with grown daughter and son, witnessed a peculiar cluster of
red flashing lights move across the northern sky.  They estimated they
witness the formation of one large object, surrounded by smaller red
lights.  Witness Report

·        
Laurel, Montana, Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 8:45 p.m.
(Mountain):  Three family members report having witnessed an estimated
twenty red lights in a linear formation across the night sky.  The
objects reportedly appeared sequentially, one at a time, until all twenty, or
so, of the objects were visible.  The cluster of objects was first seen
traveling west to east in the northern sky, and it then allegedly was seen to
turn to the south.  Video  
Witness Report

·        
Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico, Tuesday, December
12, 2017 @ ~8:30 p.m.—A young woman witnesses a line of four orange/red
lights, hovering in a horizontal line, blinking sequentially, and captures
the photo below.  The witness estimates that they must have been close
to a fishing vessel, that appeared to her to pass underneath,
or very close to, the lights. Witness
Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport,
Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the radio program, Coast to
Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday
night, December 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m.  Peter will
discuss those reports above, and several others.

We will post again
soon, hopefully with more video and illustrations of the December 09th
event, as well as of other recent sighting events.

MAJOR EVENTS OVER THE U. S. ON SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 09TH,
2017

On Saturday afternoon,
at approximately 4:47 p.m. (Pacific), our Center began to receive the first
of what ultimately turned out to be a large number of written and telephoned
reports from across the U. S..  Most of the witnesses described allegedly
having witnessed one, or more, large clusters of red lights, seen passing
through the night sky at what most people described as a slow rate.  No witnesses reported seeing green lights,
which would have been expected, had the objects been any type of conventional
aircraft.

Reports were received,
in rapid sequence from the following states, in the approximate order in
which they appear:  Florida (?); South
Carolina; Illinois; Missouri; Kansas; Colorado; Utah; Wyoming; Montana;
Idaho; Washington (?); and California. 
Other reports are still arriving at our Center, so we suspect that the
objects may have been seen in other states, as well.  One report was submitted from the U.K., and
we are attempting to contact that source, in order to confirm that the report
is sincere.

We hope to have all of
the written reports posted to our website this afternoon, although our
webmaster and his wife, who live in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara,
California, are under alert to have to abandon their house, if the fires
there get closer to them, so it may be a while before we can post all of the
reports we’ve received, to date, that pertain to the sightings on the night
of December 09th.  We will update the
database, with all the new reported sightings, as soon as we can.

However, we would like
to encourage everyone who may have witnessed those clusters of lights to
prepare a detailed statement about their sighting(s), and submit it, using
the Online Report Form on our website, www.ufocenter.com.  We would like the witness to include where
he or she was located, what direction the witnesses were looking, how big the
lights appeared to be, how big the cluster of lights appeared to be, how fast
the objects were moving across the sky, and all other details that would
allow another person to understand clearly what the event looked like.  Please bear in mind that the more
information included in the report, the easier it will be for another person
to understand what the event looked like. 
We look forward to your written report!!

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED AGAIN THIS WEEK

We have updated our
database again this week, with the posting of 45 new and recently revised
reports on Friday, December 08, 2017. 
Most of the reports have been received since the afternoon of Monday,
December 04th.  We encourage visitors
to our site to be on the alert for possible hoaxes, and other flaws in the
reports, as they read through them. 

One recent report that
captured our attention, even though it addresses an incident that occurred
more than two decades ago, is the following:

·        
Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, March 13, 1997, @ 8:15 p.m. (Mountain)—A
woman, who describes herself as a retired medical professional, witnessed one
of the five (?) huge objects that were seen over Phoenix during the so-called
“Phoenix Lights” incident.  She delayed
in submitting her report, principally out of concern for the adverse effect
her going public might have on her employment.  The description of the size of the object
coincides with many other estimates of the estimated sizes of the objects
that passed over the general Phoenix area, during that dramatic event.  Witness
Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is
scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, December 08th, 2017, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific). 
Peter will discuss a few of the reports that have been posted to our
database of sighting reports this afternoon.

We will update our site
again in the near future.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON DECEMBER 04TH, 2017

We have posted 194 new,
or newly amended, reports, to our homepage, as of this date, Monday, December
04th, 2017. 

Given the high volume
of prank telephone calls we are receiving over our telephone Hotline, we
suspect that some of the written reports we have posted may be attempts to
hoax anyone who reads them, so we urge visitors to our website to be
discriminating when they read those posted sighting reports.

NUISANCE
TELEPHONE CALLS

On, or about, August
26th, 2017, our Center began receiving a substantial volume of prank
telephone calls over its Hotline, sometimes hundreds per day, principally
from rude, inconsiderate, and often foul-mouthed young callers.  Although the volume of calls has subsided
to a small degree, the problem still continues, and it has compelled us to
alter the manner in which we use the UFO Hotline. 

Within the next several
days, we will post to our homepage guidelines regarding the use of the
Hotline, so that sincere callers will know what to expect when they telephone
our Center.  We apologize in advance to
those serious-minded callers who may feel inconvenienced by our new
guidelines, but we feel we have little choice in the matter.  We simply do not have the ability to handle
all the frivolous calls that are being made by the inconsiderate young people
who are allowing themselves to be guided by a foolish,
and misdirected, video posted to YouTube.

A couple of reports
that have captured our attention appear below: 

·        
Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday, November 30th, 2017, @ 5:57 p.m.
(EST)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced sky watcher,
alleges to have witnessed a peculiar “five-pointed star” pass very rapidly
across the disc of the Moon, as he is viewing it through his refractor
telescope.   Witness Report

·        
Stanley, New Mexico, Thursday, November 30th, 2017, @ 6:25 p.m.
(MST)—An adult female, while driving south on Highway 41 in the city limits
of Stanley, NM, witnessed a bright red light approach rapidly from her right,
and pass almost directly overhead.  She
believed that if the object had been an aircraft, it would have been
illuminated to the degree that she should have been able to see its outline,
but she did not see anything but the light. 
Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, December 8th, 2017.  Peter will discuss some of the reports that
have been submitted to NUFORC recently.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2017

In preparation for the
Thanksgiving holiday, we have update the NUFORC website on  Wednesday afternoon, November 22,
2017, with the posting of 70 new, or recently amended sighting reports. 

We urge visitors to our
site to be discriminating, as they read the reports, given the possibility
that some of the reports may be hoaxes. 
We have attempted to label all the reports that have been submitted by
sources who elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information, given that we suspect that those reports have
the highest likelihood of being prank reports.

We highlight below a
few reports that caught our attention, and which we believe have been
submitted by serious-minded witnesses:

·        
Florence, Oregon, Wednesday, November 16, 2017, @ 8:45 p.m. (Pacific)—A
husband and wife, while driving north on the Oregon coastal highway, witness
a brightly lighted, disc-shaped craft, that appeared to be hovering over the
ocean, not too far from the cliffs near Seal Caves.  Wife’s
Report
   Husband’s Report

·        
Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, @ 2:00 p.m.
(Pacific)—An adult female witnesses six, white
objects drifting across the sky above Los Angeles.  She captures a photo of the cluster of
objects, which stretched across the daytime sky. Witness Report   Photo

NEW
HOTLINE POLICY

Because of a continuing
deluge of prank calls that are being submitted to the NUFORC Hotline, we have
had to curtail answering our telephone on a live, or real-time, basis, until
the frivolous calls cease.  If a
serious-minded caller wishes to leave a message on the Hotline answering
service, he or she is invited to do so, and we will attempt to return the
call as quickly as we are able to do so. 
All other calls are deleted, and are not responded to.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m., Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.  Peter will discuss a number of recent
reports. 

Posted Wednesday,
November 22nd, 2017.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated as of Friday evening, November 17, 2017, with the posting of
approximately 101 new reports, submitted since the afternoon of Thursday,
November 09th.

The newly posted
reports have been proof-read by us, but we were under time pressure at the
time, so there may well be mistakes, oversights, and overt hoaxes among the
new reports, which escaped our attention. 
Hence, please be remain skeptical as you read
the reports.

Here are a few of the
reports that caught our attention: 

·        
Sacramento, California, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, @ 8:00 p.m.
(Pacific)—A husband, wife, and their children all witnessed two orange lights
in the night sky, which suddenly just disappeared from their sight.  Approximately ten minutes later, the family
witnessed an estimated 18-20 similar lights appear in the same area of the
sky.  Witness Report

·        
Dewey,
Arizona, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, @ 9:00 p.m. (Mountain)—A gentleman who
describes himself as a retired engineer, reports witnessing the sudden
appearance of three “chevron” shaped objects, each bearing individual marker
lights, suddenly appeared in the night sky. 
The objects’ apparent width was approximately the diameter of a full
Moon, and each “chevron” exhibited its own individual “marker” lights.  The objects simply appeared out of nowhere,
one after the other, and then disappeared instantly, in a similar
manner.  Witness Report

·        
Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, @ 10:00 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male reports allegedly having witnessed a
“boomerang” shaped object pass slowly overhead.  The witness reports that there were
individual lights on the ventral surface of the object. Witness Report

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 09, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated, as of this date, November 09th, 2017, with the posting of 78
recently received sighting reports, submitted since the afternoon of Friday,
November 03rd, 2017

Given the high volume
of prank telephone calls that are being placed to our telephone Hotline, we
suspect that the same phenomenon may be spilling over to our Online Report
Form.  Consequently, we feel duty-bound
to caution visitors to our site from accepting everything that is posted
there, suspecting that some of the reports, particularly those from anonymous
sources, may be attempts to slip hoaxed reports and pranks past our editing
process.  Those reports from anonymous
sources have been labeled.

We feature below a few
of the reports that we believe deserve special attention:

·        
Glendale, Arizona, Saturday, November 04, 2017, @ 9:20 p.m. (MDT)—Two adult witnesses report having witnessed an estimated 7
large circular lights move slowly to the east across the nighttime sky.  Witness
Report

·        
Madison,
Wisconsin, Tue
sday,
November 07, 2017, @ 7:35 p.m. (Central)—An adult male, who describes himself
as former military, witnessed a dark-colored triangle-, or boomerang-shaped,
object fly rapidly overhead in the night sky, exhibiting no navigation lights.  Immediately after the object had passed
overhead, a smaller object streaked overhead, apparently in pursuit of the
triangular craft.  The whole incident
occurred in an estimated 5 seconds. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 03RD, 2017

We have updated our
website, as of this date, Friday, November 03rd, 2017, with the posting of
222 new reports, received since the afternoon of October 19th.  In addition, we have included in the
posting 19 reports that have been revised, since their original posting.

All of the new reports
have been proof-read by us before this posting, but we have not had the time
this week to read them as carefully as we traditionally like to do.  As a result, we suspect that there are many
reports that have flaws in them, particularly with regard to the time and
date of the reported incidents.  In
addition, some of the reports may be overt attempts to hoax us, and the
visitors to our website, so we encourage those individuals who read the
reports to be on the alert for errors in the reports.   

Some of the new reports
that caught our attention are the following:

·        
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Saturday, October 21st, 2017, @ 9:31
p.m. (Eastern)—A father and his 20+ year old son were driving west on
Interstate 40, near Bermuda Run, when they both witnessed a very bizarre lime
green, chevron-shaped, craft ahead of their vehicle.  The object appeared to have its nose
pointed up at an approximate angle of 30 degrees.  The father is retired senior officer in the
U. S. Air Force.  Witness Report

·        
Atlanta (in-flight), Georgia, Thursday, October 26, 2017, @ 11:30 a.m.
(Eastern)—A current member of the U. S. military, whose specialty is U. S.
military aircraft, reports having witnessed a peculiar looking craft that he
estimated may have been within a thousand vertical feet of the commercial
aircraft on which the witness was a passenger.  He later surmises that the object may have
been a “Phantom Ray” drone, manufactured by the Boeing Company. Witness Report

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19, 2017

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The NUFORC website,
together with its database of reports, has been updated, as of this date,
with the posting of approximately 274 new, or newly revised, sighting
reports, most of which have been received since the afternoon of Thursday,
October 5th, 2017. 

We always caution
visitors to our website, when reading the submitted sighting reports, to be
on the alert for errors, as well as hoaxes, which have slipped through our
system of editing and proof-reading. 
We try our best, but we are unable to catch all errors, and there appear
to be people who derive pleasure from trying to slip non-serious reports into
the stream of data that we make available to the public.

We feature below two
reports which were discussed last Friday night, October 13, 2017, by Peter
Davenport on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, which appear to address
alleged sightings of possible alien creatures.  Obviously, we cannot certify that the
reports are authentic, although we have elected to feature them on our
homepage, given that we spoke via telephone with the witnesses who submitted
both reports, and we were impressed by their apparent sincerity in describing
their respective sightings. 

·        
Nageezi, New Mexico, Friday, August 25th, 2017, @ 8:30
p.m. (Mountain)—A husband and wife report that while driving their motorhome
south of Nageezi, they witnessed a “bubble shaped,”
transparent craft that moved across the highway in front of their
vehicle.  They assert in their reports
that there were two alien-looking creatures seated in the object, the
interior of which appeared to be illuminated with intensely bright
light.  Husband’s Report   Wife’s
Report

·        
Casper, Wyoming, Wednesday, October 04th, 2017, @ 2:30 a.m.
(Mountain)—A professional truck driver reports having witnessed a bizarre,
gray-looking creature standing beside Interstate 25, approximately 15 miles
east of Casper, Wyoming.  As the driver
passed the creature, the latter appeared to stand upright, and raise one arm
over its head.  Even though the
sighting was brief, the witness felt that he was able to see the creature in
sufficient detail to be able to describe it accurately.  The witness estimated that the creature was
approximately 7 feet tall.  Witness Report

We have received some
good photos and illustrations recently, which we will attempt to post during
the upcoming weekend.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 05TH, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated, as of October 05, 2017, with the posting of 141 new, or newly
revised, sighting reports, most of them submitted since the afternoon of
September 28th. 

Among the newly posted
material are quite a number of reports that have been submitted by sources
who elect to remain totally anonymous, and who provide either no, or minimal,
contact material.  That type of report
is often, but not always, of suspect reliability, so we urge visitors to our
website, as they read through the reports, to remain skeptical about some of
them.

RADIO
APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport,
Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear for 30 minutes on the Timothy W.
Beckley radio program at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Thursday, October
05th, 2017.  Peter will talk about the
history of the National UFO Reporting Center, and several of the more
dramatic sighting reports he has covered, during the 23-year tenure as
Director.  The program may be
accessible from the following website: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/MRUFO1100
 

Peter will be followed
at 7:30 p.m. by Mr. Grant Cameron, celebrated UFO investigator, who
specializes in several aspects of the UFO phenomenon, to include the
relationship of UFOs to several U. S. Presidential administrations.

Peter will appear again
on October 5th on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory.  He is
scheduled to make his weekly appearance at approximately 10:15 p.m.
(Pacific), and will discuss several recent sightings of suspected UFOs.

This posting is being
made under mild time pressure, so we will dispense with links to reports and
illustrations.  We will attempt to post
a few items during the upcoming weekend.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 28TH, 2017

The NUFORC website was
updated twice during the past week, with postings on Thursday, September
21st, and then a week later, on September 28th, 2017.  We have posted approximately 240 reports,
collected, in aggregate, since September 14th. 

Given that our center
continues to be inundated with prank telephone calls over its Hotline, we
assume that some of the same people who are placing those nuisance calls may
be submitting hoaxed written reports, as well.  Hence, we encourage visitors to our website
to be discriminating in reading the reports in our database of sightings, and
believing everything written there at face value.

REPORTS OF CLUSTERS OF
“ORBS” AND “FIREBALLS”

In May 2012, our
Center, and other UFO organizations, as well, began receiving large numbers
of reports of red, orange, or yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs.”  This phenomenon has continued over the past
five years, and seems not to have abated in the least during that time.  The date of this posting, September 28th,
marks the fourth anniversary of what our staff considers to have been one of
the most dramatic such sightings, which was reported to our Center by a
retired Arizona Highway Patrol, who resides in Glendale, AZ, a suburb on the
northwest corner of Phoenix, AZ.  In
order to underscore the unusual nature of the reports of “fireballs,” we
revisit that case here:

·        
Glendale, Arizona, Saturday, September 28, 2013, @ 7:15 p.m.
(Mountain)—A former Arizona Highway Patrol officer
describes his shock in witnessing an orange “orb” of light, that streaks from
west to east in the northern sky.  He
quickly walks out to a porch on the northern side of the house, hoping to get
a final glimpse of the peculiar object, as it disappeared to the east.  Over the next several minutes, he witnessed
another approximately 150 similar objects, which he estimated moved across
the sky at approximately 150-200 miles per hour.  Witness
Report

NUFORC
has received many thousands of similar reports, over the past five years, as
exemplified by the case that follows:

·        
New Holly, North Carolina, Sunday, September 24th, 2017, @ 8:45 p.m.
(Eastern)—A husband and wife, while driving from Lake Norman to New Holly,
NC, witness a cluster of five yellow lights nearby in the night sky.  The couple apparently experienced
electromagnetic effects with at least one cell phone, and other vehicles they
encountered nearby may have been similarly affected, according to the
witnesses.  Witness Report    Map and Drawing

·        
Canton, Georgia, Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, @ 8:42 a.m.
(Eastern)—An adult male, standing on his daughter’s roof to assess recent
wind damage, sees two highly reflective objects in the clear, cloudless
sky.  He manages to obtain a
low-quality photograph of the two objects and also provided the drawing
shown.  Another adult male witnesses
the same event, but from ground level. 
The two witnesses agreed that objects appeared to be quadrilateral in
shape, and were highly reflective.  The
objects simply disappeared from the witnesses’ sight, as they watched them. Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Peter will discuss the sightings shown above,
and several others, as well. 

We may post again
during the upcoming weekend, and will attempt to share more photos and
illustrations that have been submitted to our Center over the past several
weeks.   

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14

We have updated our
database of sighting reports, as of the afternoon of Thursday, September
14th, 2017, with the posting of approximately 20 new reports, submitted to
our Center over the past two days, since our last posting on September 12th.

A few reports that
captured our attention this week are shown below:

·        
Kalamazoo, Michigan, Tuesday, @ 7:05 p.m. (Eastern)—An
adult male, while walking at a local college campus, witnesses an
“acorn-shaped” object in the distant sky. 
Witness Report

·        
Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday, @ 6:12 a.m. (Eastern)—A mother and son witness a “triangle” of orange lights in
the morning sky.  The mother reports
that it is the second time they have witnessed such an object, over recent
months.  Witness Report

·        
Charlestown, Rhode Island, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pacific)—As adult male, while relaxing on an ocean
beach, witnesses several objects that look somewhat like swept-wing aircraft,
but they seemed to the witness to be very unusual.  Witness
Report

·        
Kearney, Nebraska, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 11:30 p.m.
(Central)—Telephoned Report:  A husband
and wife report witnessing a “phalanx-shaped” cluster of star-like lights
pass overhead in rapid flight.  The
husband reports that the individual lights looked like stars, although they
appeared to be oriented in a symmetrical formation, and that the object
appeared similar to the delta-shaped craft that appeared over Phoenix,
Arizona, on March 13, 1997.  Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program,
hosted by George Noory, on Thursday night,
September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m..  Peter will discuss the reports highlighted
above, as well as others. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Although NUFORC usually
updates its website, and database of sighting
reports, on Thursdays or Fridays, we have accelerated that schedule this week
because of Peter Davenport’s scheduled appearance tonight as a guest on the
internet based Coast to Coast “Insider” program.  We thought it would be helpful to the
program’s subscribers to have the latest reports posted, in order to invite
comments about recent sightings and events. 

The program begins at
8:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday night, September 12, 2017, and Coast to Coast
AM host, George Noory, will field questions during
the first half hour, followed by Peter during the second half of the
program. 

We
highlight below a few recent reports:

·        
Monroe, Michigan, Saturday, September 09th, 2017, @ 10:30 p.m.
(Eastern)—An adult male observer witnessed an estimated 8-12 unidentified red
“orbs” drift across the nighttime sky. 
Witness provides a high-quality illustration of the event.  NOTE: 
NUFORC has chosen to highlight this case, principally because it is so
similar to many other similar cases, involving the sighting of clusters of
red, orange, or yellow “fireballs,” or “orbs.”  This type of sighting appears to have
increased in frequency, beginning sometime during the month of May 2012, and
it has continued unabated.  Witness Report

·        
Tinley Park, Illinois, Saturday, July 30, 2016, @ 21:00 hrs.
(Central)—An adult female reports having witnessed an estimated 25 to 35
“red-orange” self-luminous objects pass slowly overhead.  Witness
Report
  NOTE:  Tinley Park, and nearby Orland Park,
Illinois, were the site of similar sightings on August 21st, and October
31st, 2004. 

We expect to post again
on Thursday, September 14, and will include a few other photos that have been
submitted to NUFORC, in the recent past.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 05TH AND SEPTEMBER 08, 2017

Over the past three
days, we have updated our website on two occasions, with the posting, in
aggregate, of approximately 200 new, and recently amended, reports, received
since our last posting on August 24th.  

This September 8th
posting will be abbreviated, given that we are a bit pressed for time at the
time of this update, but we will post again within the next several days, in
order to include photographs we’ve received recently, as well as to highlight
several very nice reports that have captured our attention.

We always issue a
warning to visitors to be on the lookout for flawed or prank reports, and
that warning is particularly pertinent in this posting, given the statement
which follows below.  We suspect that
many of the people who have submitted prank calls to our Hotline probably
have also submitted pranked reports.  

LARGE
VOLUME OF PRANK CALLS TO OUR HOTLINE – YOU CAN HELP!

Beginning on Saturday,
August 26th, our Center began receiving a large volume of overtly pranked
calls over its Hotline, as many as 100-150 per day!  What immediately caught our attention was
the fact that virtually all of the calls were being placed by young children,
as young, we estimate, as perhaps 8 years of age, and as old as perhaps 13 or
14 year. 

Moreover, what we find
equally noteworthy was the fact that all of the prank calls are virtually the
same, as if the children were being coached on how to conduct themselves
during the their respective calls to the Hotline.  When they call, for example, the young
callers often say nothing, simply hanging on the telephone, while remaining
totally mute.  In the rare occasions
when they actually speak during their call, they usually use a pseudonym, or babel some mishmash of unintelligible
nonsense.  In addition, they are
generally evasive, and when queried as to where they had learned of our
website, they studiously avoid responding, again, remaining mute.  The calls are almost “cookie cutter” like,
which we find to be both noteworthy, and unsettling.

After some
investigation, we have discovered that the problem appears to be the result
of a video posted to YouTube, inviting its many young followers to harass our
Center with prank calls:

Many of our friends
have expressed their displeasure with the offending posted video by voting to
have it removed from YouTube’s website. 
We invite anyone who would like to assist us in this effort to cast
their vote for removal of the offending website by casting their vote via the
process created by YouTube site for just such a circumstance, and which we
outline below: 

The video is here.  When you get to the page, press the icons
shown below to down vote the video and report it as abusive.   Thank you!

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio
program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night,
September 08th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  He will discuss some recent sightings, and
may discuss the problem of prank calls to our Hotline. 

We will post again
within the next several days.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

We have updated our
website, as of this date, with the posting of 117 new, and newly revised,
sighting reports. 

As we do with every update,
we encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert for flawed,
or hoaxed reports, among not only the new reports, but among those that have
been posted to our site for some time.

SOLAR
ECLIPSE AND UFO SIGHTINGS

For some reason that
escapes our understanding, some people believe that there is an above-average
likelihood of experiencing a UFO sighting during an eclipse, either solar or
lunar, than there is at any other time of day or night.  Our Center fails to see any objective
evidence to support this claim, and the recent solar eclipse that occurred on
August 21st, 2017, seems to provide support for our belief. 

People may, in fact
experience what they believe was a sighting of a UFO during an eclipse, but
the reports submitted to NUFORC for events that occurred during the recent
eclipse suggest to use that they are no more likely to occur than they are at
any other time.  Our Center received 20
reports for August 21st, 2017, a few of which appeared to have occurred at
times when the local solar disc was in some degree of eclipse, but most of
the reports appear to us to involve photographic “lens flares,” captured when
people pointed their cameras directly at the Sun.  Obviously, such photographic “ghost” images
have nothing to do with legitimate sightings of authentic UFOs.

NOTEWORTHY
CASES

As is usually the case
with each posting of new reports, a few have captured our attention, with
this update.  We share a few below:

·        
Bemow Piskie, Poland, July
22nd, 2017, @ 21:15 hrs. (local)—A U. S. Army Scout, providing support with a
Stryker vehicle for a live-fire military exercise near a military reserve,
witnesses a very brightly luminous object with his night vision devices.  However, the object was not visible with
the naked eye, even though the witness felt that it certainly should have
been.  Witness Report

·        
Treasure Island, Florida, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, @ 21:45 hrs.
(Eastern)—A group of at least five witnesses observe, over the course of more
than half an hour a group of different colored lights, seen above the
ocean.  The lights seemed to alter
their positions, even radically, and they also seemed capable of positioning
themselves, relative to one another.  Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Peter will discuss several of the more
interesting sighting reports that have been posted, as of this date.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON AUGUST 11 AND AUGUST 17, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated as of Thursday, August 17, 2017, with the posting of 120 new, and
newly amended, sighting reports, submitted since our last update on August
11th. 

We
encourage visitors to be on the outlook for errors and hoaxed reports, and in
particular, among those reports that have been submitted by individuals who
elect to remain anonymous, and/or who provide no contact information.  We have attempted to label all the reports
submitted by anonymous sources, but there may be other such reports that we
failed to detect.

Some of the reports
that caught our attention, and which we feel are of particular interest are
the following:

·        
Milton, Florida, September 15, 2009 (est.), @ 14:30 hrs. (EDT) – Three
adult witnesses, while out camping, observe a metallic-looking disc “glide”
along a nearby roadway.  They estimated
that the disc was 25-30 feet in diameter, and as it moved along the tops of
nearby trees, it  was
not more than approximately 200 feet from the witnesses.  Witness
Report
   The witness provided the
drawing to the right.

·        
Ft. Mill, South Carolina, Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 22:57 hrs. (EDT) –
Two adult observers witness, and video tape, a
cluster of nine yellow lights, seen moving across the night sky. Witness Report   Video

·        
Becket, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, @ 22:20 hrs. (EDT) –
Two on-duty police officers report witnessing a cluster of blue-green “orbs,”
moving across the sky, and maneuvering relative to one another. Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport,
Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast
to Coast radio program, hosted by George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT), Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Peter will talk about those sighting
reports shown above, and several others.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 04TH, 2017

We have posted 144
recently submitted, or recently revised, sighting reports to our database of
cases, as of the afternoon of this date. 

We have proof-read the
reports as carefully as our time allows, but there is always the likelihood
that we have overlooked errors in the reports.  With every posting, we are in the habit of
encouraging visitors to our website to be on the alert for reports that
appear to address something other than apparent UFO-related incidents.  As we comb through the reports, we are
constantly on the look-out for incidents related to reflections of the Sun
from “Iridium” satellites; overflights of the International Space Station
(“ISS”), and of other satellites; missile launches from Florida, California,
and Virginia; sightings of stars and planets, etc., and we detect many of
those types of incidents, but usually not all of them. 

Hence, as visitors read
through the reports, we encourage them to always be skeptical, and to be
alert for flawed reports, including possible hoaxes.  In particular, be skeptical of those
reports from individuals who elect to remain anonymous.  If you discover what you believe may be a
defective or misleading report, please send a notification to
director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the situation, at our earliest
convenience.

NOTEWORTHY REPORTS

The new “crop” of
reports include several that have attracted our attention, and we feature
several of them below:

·        
Montreal, Canada, Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, @ 10:15 p.m. (Eastern)
[Case revisited]—We featured this report on our homepage in our July 27
posting, but we do so again, to include an illustration we have received
since the first posting.  Witness Report   Illustration shown at right.

·        
Western Washington, Spokane, and Idaho, Saturday, July 29, @ 9:58 p.m.
(Pacific)—A very dramatic object streaked above Puget Sound, heading from
south to north, and is reported to have covered an estimated 140-150 degrees
of the sky in 7-8 seconds.  The report
from a commercial pilot, who was driving in Yelm, Washington, with his wife
is one of the more convincing reports, we find. Witness Report    Please see other reports for the same
time and date.

·        
Oakesdale/Steptoe Butte (Whitman County), Washington,
Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017, @ 11:45 p.m. (Pacific)—A father and son witness
together a very large cluster of perhaps two dozen unidentified lights in the
western sky.  The display seemed to
give off a “thrumming” sound, as they moved slowly to the north. Son’s Report    Father’s
Report

·        
Lincoln, Washington, Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017, @ 11:55 p.m.
(Pacific)—Three members of a family report
witnessing a very large display of lights, which appeared to move from the
south to the north in the western sky, above the Columbia River. Witness Report

Our Center has received
a number of interesting photos, video clips, and illustrations, which we will
post at a later date, perhaps this weekend.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to appear on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM,
hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15
p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, August 04th, 2017.  Peter will discuss those reports
highlighted above, and several others.

NUFORC
DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON JULY 14TH, 23RD, AND 27TH

Although we haven’t
posted statements to our homepage since July 7th, we have kept the database
of incoming UFO sighting reports current over the past three weeks, with
updates on both July 14th and July 23rd, 2017.  The update today makes the most recent
sighting reports available. 

We have devoted a great
deal of time to the proof-reading and amending many of the recent reports, in
order to make them more understandable than they would have been in their
original form.  Although we have
attempted, during that process, to correct obvious errors, and eliminate
obviously hoaxed reports, we suspect that our “filter” has not detected all
flawed reports.  Hence, we urge all
visitors to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert
for what appear to be errors.  Those
reports that deserve special attention, we feel, are those from sources who
elect to remain anonymous, and/or who elect to provide no contact
information. 

Also, we suspect that
some of the reports that address a single source of light, passing generally
from the western sky to the east may be the result of a sighting of the
International Space Station.  We simply
have not had sufficient time, leading up to today’s
posting, to check all of those suspicious reports against
www.Heavens-Above.com, the authoritative website on the overflight schedule
of the ISS, and of other major satellites. 

Notable recent
sightings, which caught our attention, are the following:

·        
Montreal, Canada, Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 @ 10:15 p.m. (local)—Three
adults had gathered on the penthouse of a condominium to watch a fireworks
display.  Their attention was attracted
by what seemed to them to be an unusual cluster of clouds directly
overhead.  Equally quickly, the attention
of the three witnesses was drawn to a wedge-shaped object, with unblinking
emerald green lights that ran along the ventral surface of the “arms” of the
object, which appeared to be hovering motionless in the clouds.  After a short period of time, the object
simply faded from the witnesses’ view. 
The individual who submitted the report describes himself as holding
an advanced degree in an esoteric branch of physics.  Witness
Report

·        
Tacoma, Washington, Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 @ 10:04 p.m. (Pacific)—An
adult male reports having witnessed a strange-looking object, which looked to
him to be two triangular objects attached to one another, which appeared to
be “swimming through the sky.”  The
object suddenly appeared to change its trajectory through the sky, and seemed
to suddenly descend vertically. Witness
Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is
scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio
program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, July 27, 2017.  Peter will discuss several intriguing
sighting reports, including the two highlighted above.  The program can be heard in most locations
on a major AM station.  

We will attempt to post
again, within the next several days, and will include a few photos and
illustrations that have been submitted together with reports, in the recent
past.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 07TH, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated as of Friday, July 07, 2017, with the posting of 267 new
sighting reports, received by our Center since the afternoon of Thursday,
June 22nd, 2017. 

Our staff has
proof-read the reports as carefully as possible, but we always caution
visitors to our site to be on the lookout for flawed, or hoaxed, reports, as
they read through the reports,.  If you find a report that you believe
contains an error, please call it to our attention by sending an e-mail to
director@ufocenter.com, and we will look into the issue at our earliest convenience.

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CORRECTION

During his last weekly
appearance on Coast to Coast radio program on Friday, June 30th, 2017, Peter
Davenport, Director of NUFORC, commented about a number of reports about a
seemingly dramatic aerial event that had occurred on the East Coast of the U.
S. at approximately 4:30 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday morning, June 29th.  Shortly after that broadcast, it was
brought to our attention that a rocket had been launched from the Wallops
Island (Virginia) Flight Facility at the time, and on the date, cited by
witnesses, and that the launch was an experiment, designed to release large
clouds of colorful materials into the atmosphere.  The event had nothing to do with the UFO
phenomenon, and we apologize for possibly leading people to believe that the
event might have been UFO related. 

Here is a link to the webpage which discusses the
launch
, and where the statement below appears regarding the June 29
launch: 

((BEGIN PUBLISHED
STATEMENT))

Past Launches

Ampoule Test

June 29, 2017

4:25 a.m. EDT

suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute

successful

During the flight of a two-stage
Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket, ten
canisters about the size of a one-liter drink bottle will be deployed to 6 to
12 miles from the 670-pound main payload. Between approximately 3.5 and 5
minutes after launch, blue-green and red vapor will be deployed from the
canisters forming artificial clouds. These clouds or vapor tracers allow
scientists on the ground to visually track the winds in space. The
development of the canister or ampoule ejection system will allow scientists
to gather information over a much larger or spatial area than previously
allowed when deploying the vapor just from the main payload. 

((END PUBLISHED
STATEMENT))

To the right are two
photos that we believe are of the launch, and which were forwarded to NUFORC
from witnesses in Staunton, Virginia and Massapequa, New York. 

SIGHTINGS
ON JULY 4TH, 2017

Over the past several
years, and perhaps going back to as far as 1997, NUFORC has noted that there
is a peak of sightings during fireworks displays, which appear to be distinctly
unrelated to the fireworks themselves. 
A quick survey of sighting reports for Independence Day fireworks
displays for past several years will support that statement, we believe, and
sightings on July 4th of 2017, appear to be no exception to the phenomenon.  We highlight below a few of the reports
NUFORC has received for sightings on July 4th of this year:

·        
Patchogue, New York, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, @ 20:40 hrs. (EDT)—Two
adult witnesses observe a distinctly red unidentified object hovering over a
fireworks display.  The first craft is
soon joined by a second, similar object. 
After the fireworks display, both objects move slowly to the north,
and soon disappear from sight.  The
duration of the sighting is estimated by the witnesses to have been approximately
100 minutes!  Witness Report

·        
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, @ 2100 hrs. (CDT)—Two
adult witnesses, mother and daughter, witness an unusual red light in the
night sky.  While the daughter watches
the object, it changes its color to a pulsing white light, and appears to
become smaller in appearance.  A short
time later, the light changes to a pulsing green, and suddenly appears to “jump”
across the night sky. Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will
appear on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, July 7th, 2017, at approximately
10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will
discuss some of the items addressed above, as well as several other recent
reports.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 22ND, 2017

We have updated our
website with the posting of 127 new, or recently amended, sighting reports,
most of which have been submitted to our Center, or altered, since Thursday,
June 15th. 

As visitors to our
website read through the reports, we encourage them to be on the alerts for
errors and hoaxed reports, and in particular in the case of those reports
that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and
who provide no contact information.  We
make an effort to label all reports from sources who
elect to remain anonymous.

PETER
DAVENPORT, DIRECTOR OF NUFORC, WILL BE AWAY FROM THE CENTER FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS

Peter will be
traveling, for the next several days, and away from the UFO Hotline.  However, he will monitor incoming calls,
and will attempt to return important calls, as quickly as possible. 

During Peter’s absence
from the Center, if you believe that you may have been witness to a UFO, we
would like to encourage you, in lieu of telephoning the Hotline, to
immediately compose a detailed written statement, in which you describe the
sighting thoroughly, and submit that statement, using our Online Report
Form.  In that written format, your
report can then be posted to our website, and shared, in anonymous form, with
the public.

PHOTOGRAPHS,
LENS FLARES, AND FLYING THINGS

In the course of a
typical month, our Center receives many photographs, and many people ask why
we do not post more photos than are seen on our homepage.  The answer to that question is that most
photos submitted to NUFORC, we usually end up concluding, are simply objects
of terrestrial origin.  Most of those
photos that we receive, and which we conclude, or suspect, are not photos of
genuine UFOs are those that exhibit a “lens flare,” caused when a photo is
taken with the camera pointed at a bright source of light, e.g. the Sun, a
full Moon, streetlights, etc..  The
light that enters the camera’s lens is reflected back and forth between
surfaces of the glass elements of the objective lens, and they end up forming
a “ghost” image of the bright source of light.

This type of photo is
taking a great deal of our time, which is being expended on items that have
nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon. 
Consequently, we share here this week a few examples of what we
strongly suspect are photos that contain lens flares, and other objects that
clearly are not of authentic UFOs, with the hope that it will allow people
with this type of photo to properly identify the images for what they really
are. 

A fact that provides a
hint that an image in a photo may be a lens flare, and not a genuine object
that was present when the photo was taken, is that a straight line, drawn
between the “ghost” image, and the bright source of light in the photo that
is presumed to have caused the image, passes through the geometrical center
of the photograph. 

We present below a few
photos, which contain what we believe probably are lens flares, together with
what the photographers have had to write about the images, following the
discovery by the photographer of anomalous objects in their photo: 

·        
Example #1:  Dresden, Germany,
Friday, June 2nd, 2017, @ 10:04 p.m. (local)—A woman took two photos of the Semperoper Building at the Theaterplatz,
and later detected peculiar lights above the building in the nighttime
sky.  We suspect, but cannot be
certain, that the lights seen in the night sky are lens flares, caused by the
bright street lamps near the building. 
Witness Report   Photo

·        
Example #2:  In flight (Tokyo,
Japan, to Manila, Philippines)—Date unknown. 
A young male photographed out the window of an airliner, and later
detected a red object near the Sun.  No
written report submitted.  Photo

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr.
George Noory, on Thursday night, June 22nd, 2017,
at approximately 10:15 p.m.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

We have executed a
hasty update of our homepage, as of this date, with the posting of 109 new,
or newly revised, sighting reports.  Please be alert for errors or
hoaxed reports in the new postings, in particular among those that are
labeled as having been submitted by anonymous sources.

There are many
intriguing reports in this week’s posting, but one from Troy, Vermont, in
particular, caught our attention, principally, because it was submitted
together with a high-quality photograph.  Also, it was of interest
because it appears to address the phenomenon involving red and orange lights,
seen in the nighttime sky, a phenomenon that our Center has been calling to
the attention of the UFO community now for five years.  We have
highlighted the case below: 

Troy, Vermont,
Thursday, June 08th, 2017, @ 2130 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife
witness at least three orange lights in the nighttime sky, which may have
been attached to a dark object which was not visible.  One of the
objects appeared to ascend vertically at a rapid rate, and the other two
objects moved along a different pathway in the sky.  The husband reports
that he used to be stationed in Afghanistan, where he was accustomed to
seeing different type of munitions, so he probably is a discriminating
witness.  Witness Report Photo

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM,
hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, June
15, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the
case addressed above, and several others that have been submitted over the
course of the past week.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FRIDAY, JUNE 09, 2017

We have updated the
NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 140 new,
or recently amended, sighting reports.  The new reports are those
received by our Center since approximately noon on Friday, June 02nd,
2017.

We urge visitors to our
site, as they read through the newly posted material, to be on the alert for
what appear to be flawed, or hoaxed, reports.  We have made what we
believe was a concerted effort to proof-read the reports this week, and to
amend, label, or remove, suspicious reports, but we sometimes err in our
screening process, and there is always the possibility that we may have may
have overlooked something.

Several of the reports
that appear in the database, this week, address the alleged sightings of red
and orange “fireballs,” a phenomenon that our Center has been reporting on
since June 2012.  NUFORC has received an estimated 20,000 such reports,
since the beginning of the phenomenon five years ago, and we believe that we
are no closer to understanding what these objects are than we were when it
first became noticeable.

We summarize below a
few of the posted reports that caught our attention, this week:

·        
Placitas, New Mexico, August 15, 1969 (est.), @ 5:30 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male witness exited the local post office, and
noticed a group of people standing and staring at a strange, transparent, and
motionless pink “ball of light,” with a blue core.  The Albuquerque
Journal reported that a “weather balloon” had been witnessed in the
area.   Witness Report

·        
Lander/Giant Rock, California, Sunday, May 21st, 2017, @
10:15 p.m. (PDT)—A group of approximately 50 witnesses, who were part of a
sky-watching party at the Contact in the Desert conference, witnessed a
yellow object (or objects) streak across the night sky, being pursued by what
appeared to be a military fighter jet.  Several of the witnesses have
shared high-quality video of the incident, and an illustration of what the
object looked like to at least one of them (below).  Please see multiple
reports for the incident, posted in the database of cases.

·        

 

·        
Lovington, New Mexico, Monday, May 22nd, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
(MDT)—An adult male reports having witnessed a bright, shiny, V-shaped craft,
which appeared to drop out of the bottom of a nearby cloud, then move off
quickly to the west.  Soon after the first sighting, a second similar
craft dropped out of the same cloud and shot off to the east.  Over the
subsequent several minutes, five or six other craft appeared, and then
accelerated off in different directions.  Witness Report

 

·        
Parker/Aurora, Colorado, Wednesday, June 07, 2017, @ 4:45 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male reports having witnessed three dark objects,
which initially appeared to be hovering almost motionless in the distant
sky.  One of the three objects moved away from the group, and then
returned to its original position.  A video (334 mbytes),
which we have not viewed yet, can
be accessed here
Witness Report  

·        
Annapolis, Maryland, June 06, 2017, @ 10:00 p.m. (EDT)—An adult male,
who describes himself as a medical professional, reports having witnessed a
peculiar fireball, almost the size of a full Moon, streak across a large
expanse of the nighttime sky, leaving a trail behind it.  He allowed for
the possibility that the object may have been a meteor, but he didn’t believe
it was because of its strange appearance.  Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at 10:15
p.m. (Pacific), on Friday night, June 09, 2017.  Peter will discuss
those reports cited above, as well as several more recent cases.

REPORTS
UPDATED ON FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2017

Following Peter
Davenport’s extended absence from the Center during May, our website it now
updated, with the posting today of 207 accumulated sighting reports, and the
telephone Hotline is now back to its normal operation.    

We express our
gratitude to all those people who refrained from making telephone calls to
the Hotline, or who left only brief messages, during Peter’s absence from the
Center during the McMenamins UFO Festival in
McMinnville, Oregon, during May 18th to the 21st. 
With the smaller than usual load of telephone calls, Peter was able to
respond to virtually all of the calls placed to the Hotline during his
absence.

With every new update
of our website, we invariably warn visitors to the site to be on the lookout
for flawed reports, and in particular, reports that have been submitted from
sources who elect to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact
information.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will
appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, June 02nd, 2017, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss some of the recent
sightings that have reported during the past week.  

PHOTOGRAPHS

Over the past two
weeks, NUFORC has received a large number of photographs, submitted by
witnesses, although most of them appear to us to be so ambiguous as to be of
little interest, with a few exceptions.  However, we are sorting through
the photos and performing a second screening process, and may post some of
them over the weekend, or perhaps next week.  We need a bit more time
than we have at the time of this posting to screen them carefully, before we
present them as photographs of authentic UFOs.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

We have performed a
hasty update of the website, as of this date, with the posting of
approximately 68 recently received sighting reports. 

We always caution
visitors to our website, as they read through the new reports, to be on the
alert for flawed reports, or attempts to slip prank reports past our
proof-reader.  We believe that we detect most of them, but we don’t “bat
1,000” in that capacity, yet.

SPEAKING
ENGAGEMENTS

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, will be in attendance at the 18th annual McMenamins UFO Festival, which is held in McMinnville,
Oregon, located approximately an hour’s drive southwest of Portland. 
Details of the Festival, including the list of scheduled speakers, can be
seen at the conference homepage

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter is scheduled to
make his weekly brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday
night, May 11, 2017.  Peter will discuss a few of the reports received
since his last appearance on the program on Friday, May 5th. 

As mentioned above,
this is an update we make in some haste, in order to get the most recent
reports posted, in preparation for Peter’s appearance on Coast to Coast AM
tonight.  We may post again during the upcoming weekend. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON SATURDAY, MAY 06TH, 2017

We have updated the
NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of 105 new sighting reports
that have been received since the evening of Friday, April 28th,
2017.  A few of the new reports are highlighted below.

We always urge visitors
to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert for flawed
or hoaxed reports.  We have proof-read the reports as carefully as we
can, but there always is the possibility that a report may have slipped
through our “filter.”

Here are a few reports
that we believe deserve special attention:

·        
Fords, New Jersey, Saturday, April 29, 2017, @ 1905 hrs. (EDT)—An adult
male reports that while sitting in a laundromat, looking through a large
window, he witnessed a brilliantly white, somewhat elongated craft drop down
out of the sky at a 70-degree (est.) angle of descent.  He reports that
the edges of the craft were a bit “blurry,” and that the object appeared to
be headed to a nearby warehouse park.  His impression was that the
object may have landed there.  Witness
Report

·        
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday, April 29, 2017, @ 2030 hrs.
(EDT)—Two adult witnesses, both of whom are trained research-grade
scientists, were sitting outside, admiring the night sky, when one called the
attention of her colleague to a formation of rectangular-shaped, somewhat
yellow in color, lights, in a phalanx-shaped formation, passing overhead
at a rapid rate.  Two of the yellow lights appeared to switch positions
with one another, after which the formation stopped and remained motionless
in position for a short period of time.  Shortly after the formation had
stopped, the whole cluster reportedly just faded from view.  Witness Report

·        
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Monday, May 1st, 2017, @ 2100
(EDT)—A young woman and a male friend were preparing dinner in her kitchen,
when and intensely bright shaft of blue light suddenly flashed through the
kitchen for approximately two seconds’ duration.  The light was so
bright that it left the two witnesses “light blinded” for several seconds,
following the flash.  Witness
Report

·        
Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, @ 2100 hrs.
(PDT)—Two witnesses stand outside for twenty minutes, observing three lights
in the night sky.  The lights appeared to maneuver for several minutes,
first forming a triangular pattern, and then arranged into a horizontal,
straight-line formation.  The primary light on one of the objects
appeared to dim, revealing prominent flashing red and white lights.  All
three lights departed and disappeared from sight, after which one of them
returned to the same location where it had been in the sky.  One witness
captured the photo shown to the right.  Witness Report

A
STUDY OF UFO SIGHTING “HOTSPOTS” IN OREGON

We recently received an
e-mail from Mr. Keith Rowell, webmaster for the Oregon chapter of the Mutual
UFO Network, regarding his investigation of possible UFO “hotspots” in that
state.  His findings, which are quite interesting, can be found
here:  http://www.oregonmufon.com/index.php/ufo-statistics/145-oregon-ufo-hotspots .   We express our gratitude to Keith for his
analysis of the data, and for his allowing NUFORC to link to his findings on
the Oregon MUFON website!

NUFORC probably will
update its website within the next several days, and will provide links and
more photos that have been submitted to our Center.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

We have updated our
website with the posting of 132 new, and recently amended, sighting reports, most
of which have been received since our last posting on April 20th. 

We encourage visitors
to the site, as they read through the new reports, to be on the alert for
flawed and prank reports, and in particular, among those reports that are
submitted by anonymous sources.  We suspect that those reports from
sources who choose not to identify themselves have a
higher-than-average likelihood of being hoaxes, although that clearly is not
the case for all such reports, some of which we find to be quite interesting,
and convincing.

Some of the newly
posted reports that we found to be of particular interest this week are the
following:

·        
Churchill/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 1979, @
~2100 hrs. (EST)—An adult male, who describes himself as an aerospace
engineer, was walking to a New Year’s party, when he looked into the night
sky and witnessed a dark, or black, cigar-shaped object.  The object was
sitting motionless in the sky for approximately 7-10 seconds, long enough,
the witness believed for him to be able to see the object clearly.  The
object just seemed to disappear, without appearing to have moved at
all.  It just “winked” out.  Witness
Report

·        
Vance AFB, Oklahoma, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 2115 hrs.
(CDT)—Two adult males, both experienced aviation specialists, report having
witnessed a strange, triangular craft streak across the night sky, below
clouds.  The object exhibited no marker lights, which surprised the
witnesses, and it covered most of the visible sky in under
ten seconds.  The object was silent.  Witness Report

·        
Ponca City, Oklahoma, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 0000 hrs.
(CDT)—An adult woman was flying on a commercial jet airliner, looking out her
window into the midnight sky, when she suddenly witnessed two bizarre looking
objects that appeared to be not too distance from the aircraft she was
on.  One of the objects was shaped like a horseshoe, yellow in color,
and the other looked like a classic disc-shaped saucer. Witness Report   

  

·        
Parsonsfield, Maine, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @
2100 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports witnessing an unidentified red object, that appeared to “dance” above the White Mountains
of New Hampshire.  After several minutes of watching the object, the
witness observed a very bizarre yellow/orange flash of light, at which time a
second red object suddenly appeared.  A short time later, a second flash
occurred, and both objects suddenly disappeared.  Witness Report

·        
Florida (many locations), Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, @ 2350 hrs.
(EDT)—Approximately a dozen high-quality sighting reports were submitted in
rapid sequence by witnesses in multiple locations in Florida…Pinellas Park,
Miami, Largo, Plant City, Seminole, West palm Beach,
Port Charlotte, Plantation, Apollo Beach, Clearwater, Jupiter, and
Bradenton.  Three adult witnesses in Largo reported having had a
disc-shaped object descend out of nearby clouds, and hover briefly near their
residence in the night sky.  They report that the object suddenly darted
back into the same area of the sky from which it had first come, disappearing
again into the clouds.  Please see reports from Florida for the night in
question.

·        
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Friday, April 28th, 2017, @ 1030
hrs. (EDT)—And here is a report that arrived moments ago, after we had
initiated updating the website:

Date:  04/28/17

Time:  10:30

Duration:  2 minutes

Sighting City:  New Brunswick

Sighting State:  NJ

Sighting Zip:  08901

Sighting County:  Middlesex

Witnesses:  1 (possibly multiple)

Shape:  Disk

Number of Craft:  1

Description: Shiny, silver disk
witnessed high in sky above highway I-287 in New Jersey.

On my drive home early from my job as
a senior research laboratory technician on I-287 South in New Jersey, I
caught a glimpse of a shiny metallic object in the sky. The sky was crystal
clear blue with not a single cloud in sight. At first I dismissed it as a
plane, but with longer examination I realized it was a slim, nearly-flat
silver disk with no vapor trail. It appeared to slowly hover to the South then
in seconds it swiftly changed direction and zipped off to the East and
completely vanished. I noticed other drivers had slowed and were looking and
pointing at the same region of the sky where I witnessed the craft.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program,
hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, April 28th,
at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss those reports
addressed above, and perhaps others, as well.

Posted on Friday
evening, April 28th, 2017.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

Our website has been
updated, as of the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th, with the
posting to our database of cases 154 new, or newly amended, sighting
reports.  As we do with every new posting of reports, we urge visitors
to our website to be on the alert for defective reports.  If you
encounter a report that appears to be flawed, or bogus, please send your
observation to director@ufocenter.com,
and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.    

HIGHLIGHTED
REPORTS

Several of the newly
posted reports have caught our attention, and we feature them below:

·        
Newton, Alabama, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 23:55 hrs. (EDT)—Two
adults report witnessing a triangular-shaped craft, which exhibited an
estimated seven white lights on its leading edge, passed overhead silently,
and at very high speed.  They both estimated that its apparent size,
from their vantage point, was larger than that of a full Moon. Witness Report 1    Witness
Report 2
   Drawing below.

·        
North Myrtle Beach/Garden City/Surfside Beach, South Carolina,
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 20:50 hrs. (EDT)—Three seemingly independent
groups of witnesses report sightings of peculiar orange lights in Horry
County, SC, at approximately the same time, and on the same night.  Witness Report 1    Witness
Report 2
    Witness Report 3

·        
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 08:16 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced public
employee, with military background, reports having witnessed a
highly-reflective, spherical object move across the clear, cloudless sky,
coursing generally from north to south.  The object seemed to
simply disappear instantly. Witness
Report

·        
Garden City, South Carolina, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, @ 02:53 hrs.
(EDT)—An adult male, who works as a bartender, took his dogs out for a
late-night walk, when he became aware of a “pink/yellow” light in the dark
morning sky, which he first assumed to be a planet.  As he watched the
object, however, he quickly realized that it was moving slowly across the
sky.  Within seconds, the witness reports, a second similar light
appeared in the sky, moved toward the first light, and the two lights
“merged,” becoming noticeably brighter than either one separately, and their
shape appeared to change.  Witness
Report

·        
Kent/Uniontown, Ohio, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, @ 22:20 hrs. (EDT)—A
woman leaves volleyball practice at Kent State University, and as she drives
to her parents’ residence, she becomes aware of a very bright light, which
appears to be following her vehicle, and perhaps illuminating it.  As
she is sitting at a red traffic signal, the object suddenly accelerates
dramatically, and jumps a significant distance across the sky, scaring her
very badly.  Her father witnessed the object, as well.  Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

READ:  Top 23 Scary Stories to Tell your Children

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM
radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at
approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday night, April 20, 2017.  Peter
will discuss the cases above, and several others. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY ON APRIL 13, 2017

We have posted to our
website approximately 130 new, and newly revised, sighting reports, received
since the evening of April 7th, 2017.

We always caution
visitors to our site, as they read through the reports, to be on the alert
for defects in the reports, most of all with regard to the time and date of
an alleged incident.  Also, please be alert for possible hoaxes among
the reports, which sometimes escape our attention as we proof-read them.

We highlight below a
few of the reports which we found to be of particular interest this
week: 

·        
South Carolina (in-flight; above), Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 6:00
p.m. (EDT)—A person who describes himself, or herself, as a military pilot,
reports having had an unidentified, diamond-shaped, metallic-looking object
pass within a very close proximity to a military aircraft being piloted by
the witness. Witness Report

·        
Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @
8:54 p.m. (approximate time) (EDT)—Multiple witnesses, stretching from
Washington, Georgia, to Gastonia, North Carolina, reported having witnessed a
very dramatic fireball pass rapidly across the nighttime sky.  Many
witnesses were strongly of the opinion that the object was not a meteor,
given the absence of a smoky trail behind it, and given that the object
allegedly was witnessed by at least one witness to slow to a stop, and then
shoot off along a different path from the path it had initially been following. Witness Report 1    Witness
Report 2

·        
Murray, Utah, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 8:00 p.m. (MDT)—An adult
male, who describes himself as a long-time employee in the aerospace
industry, describes his having witnessed a strange-looking, black object
streak across the clear and cloudless nighttime sky.  The object
allegedly covered almost the entire sky in an estimated 4 to 6 seconds. 
Witness Report

Another report which we
had intended to highlight during March is the following:

·        
Grand Terrace, California, Friday, March 10th, 2017, @ 8:45
p.m. (PDT)—A husband and wife, out walking their dogs, witness a cluster of
approximately 24 unidentified white lights, hovering in the nighttime
sky.  The witnesses reported the incident to the press, which gave the
incident no coverage.  Witness
Report
   They supplied the phot at
right.

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport,
Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast
to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory,
at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, April 13,
2015.  He will discuss the cases above, as well as others that have been
submitted recently. 

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 07TH, 2017

We have updated the
website and database of sighting reports as of this date, with the posting of
188 reports that have been either received or amended by our Center since
March 23rd, 2017.   

We have succeeded in
doing this week what we feel is a better-than-average job of correcting
errors, and either deleting or “flagging” flawed reports, but there is always
the chance that defective reports may have escaped our attention. 
Consequently, as visitors read through the new reports, we encourage them to
be on the alert for possible errors, as well as for out-and-out hoaxes, which
sometimes escape our attention.

CLARIFICATION
REGARDING PAST SIGHTING REPORTS

For some reason that
escapes our understanding, some visitors to our website are left with the
impression that NUFORC is interested only in recent sightings, i.e. those
that have occurred within the past week, or month.  However, that
certainly is not the case, and we welcome reports of suspected sightings of
UFOs, no matter how long ago they occurred. 

We highlight below a
report of a long-past sighting, which we received recently regarding an event
witnessed in July 1950 by three young teenage men who were driving in the
mountains near Quincy, California, and who encountered a
metallic-looking, disc-shaped object, seen hovering over a nearby
mountains.  Please click on the link to the report submitted by one of
the three young witnesses. Witness
Report

And here is another
report we received from a gentleman who experienced a more recent sighting,
together with a number of his co-workers at the Newport News, Virginia
Shipyard:

Newport News, Virginia,
April 5th, 2017 @ 05:10 a.m. (EDT)—An adult male was standing
beside the ship he was working on, taking his morning break, when he observed
a large, dark-colored triangular craft, which complex blinking lights, pass
overhead slowly.  Several co-workers also witnessed the craft, although
they have elected not to submit reports about the incident, out of concern
for their employment. Witness
Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport,
Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio
program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday
night, April 7th, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific
Daylight Time).  Peter will discuss the two sightings above, and several
others.  The program can be heard in all areas of the U. S., and around
the world, on local AM radio stations. 

We will post again
soon, and will include several photos that we have received recently.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2017

Our website, and
database of sighting reports, have been updated as of this date, with the
posting of 116 new, or recently amended, reports, submitted to our Center
since Friday, March 17. 

We have proofread the
reports, to the best of our ability, but there is always the possibility that
some flawed, or even hoaxed, reports may have slipped through our “screening”
process.  Hence, as visitors to our website read through the reports, we
urge them to be on the alert for reports that may contain errors.  If
you find what you believe may be a flawed report, please send us an e-mail to
director@ufocenter.com, and we
will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

One of this week’s
reports that captured our attention is highlighted below:

New Orleans/Gulf of
Mexico, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, @ 1900 hrs.
(local)—A chief engineer aboard a 240-foot long commercial delivery ship
reports that he, along with several of his shipmates, witnessed a disc-shaped
object rise out of the Gulf of Mexico, hover for a short time, and then
suddenly accelerate, and streak off into the evening sky.  The witness
estimated that the diameter of the object was approximately five times the
length of the ship he was working on.  His belief is that a total of as
many as 50 people, working on nearby ships, may have seen the object, as
well.  Witness Report

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio Thursday
night, March 23rd, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter
will focus on the case addressed above, as well as on several others. 

WE BEGIN BY WISHING A
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL OF THOSE WHO CELEBRATE THAT HOLIDAY!! 
  

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

We have updated our
website, as of this date, with the posting to our database of approximately
115 new, and recently amended, sighting reports, most of which having been
submitted to our Center since March 10th.    

We have proofread the
reports as carefully as time permits, but there may still be a few reports in
those we have posted that are flawed, or which may be intentional
hoaxes.  Every time we update the NUFORC website, we encourage visitors
to allow for the fact that some of the reports may be defective, and in
particular, with regard to the time and date of an alleged sighting. 
Also, some may be out-and-out hoaxes, particularly those submitted by
individuals who wish to remain anonymous. 

A few of
the reports that have captured our interest are the following:

·        
Tacoma, Washington, Sunday, March 12, 2017, @ 1945 hrs. (PDT)—Two
adults, mother and daughter, witnessed a large cluster of bright lights, seen
drifting across the night sky in a random pattern for approximately 10
minutes.  The objects rose in to the clouds and disappeared from
sight.  Note:  At the time of this writing, we are unable to
certify that the objects reported were not so-called “sky” lanterns, or
“Chinese” lanterns, which are sometimes launched at celebrations. 
However but we post this case, nevertheless, hoping that the report may
induce other witnesses to come forward, who may also have seen the objects,
and/or someone who knows what the objects were.      Witness
Report
   Photo to right.

·        
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, @ 2210 hrs. (MDT)—An
adult male, who describes himself as a former member of the U. S. Coast
Guard, witnessed a very peculiar looking object hovering in the night
sky.  The object appeared to exhibit three separate lights, which were
red, yellow, and white.  After the object had remained almost motionless
in the night sky, it suddenly appeared to “explode” into at least two
separate fragments, and fall to the ground.  The witness reported the
sighting to a local law enforcement unit. Witness Report

·        
And here is a report of a sighting in Anchorage, which just arrived,
and which was submitted by a gentleman who describes himself as an
“engineer”:

Date:  03/14/2017

Time:  23:30

Duration:
 20 seconds

Sighting City:  Anchorage

Sighting State:  AK

Sighting Zip:  99508

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Diamond

Number of Craft:  1

3 orbs in the shape of
a triangle, morphed to a long thin line of light above tree line in Anchorage

While taking the dog
for a walk, at University Lake in Anchorage, we headed through a treed trail,
and on to a clearing.  After several seconds, my daughter said, “Dad,
look at the lights in the trees.”  To the north, I saw three white orbs
in the shape of a triangle rise above the tree line.  It appeared to
turn West, and as doing so, the “orbs” turned into a long thin bright white
light.  Like a long fluorescent light bulb, but so much brighter. 
It then headed West and no lights were visible.  I opened my eyes wide
to let as much light in as possible (the moon was not above the horizon at
the time).  That is when I noticed the shape, very much like a box kite,
but with triangles on top and bottom; essentially an elongated diamond. 

We stood there for
about a minute after and headed back down the wooded trail talking about what
we had seen.  After about 40 yards, I said let’s go back.  I was
shining my flashlight on the tree line and my daughter said that if we see
anything, she will record it with her IPhone. 

Once again, three orbs
in the shape of a triangle appeared in the same spot slowly rising above the
tree line.  This time my daughter took out her phone to record and her
phone died.  She said it was at 60%.  The same scenario as above
played out, the orbs turned to one long bright light, then as headed West was
just a dark silhouette of an elongated diamond until it went out of view (total
time about 20 seconds each occurrence.  At this point we left as it was
cold.  My daughters phone did not turn back on
until we got home and plugged it in.  it
immediately showed 62% of battery power.” 

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM,
hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15
p.m. (PDT) on Friday night, March 17, 2017.  Peter will discuss the two
reports above, together with several others.

 

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

We have updated the
NUFORC website…the first update since February 23rd…with the
posting, as of this date, to our database of approximately 266 new, and newly
revised, sighting reports. 

We always encourage
visitors to our website, as they read through the reports, to be on the lookout
for flawed reports, and that warning is particularly , given
the multiple planets that are currently visible in the evening and morning
skies. As anyone reading through the reports will note, the new reports are fraught
with cases of mistaken identification of the planet, Venus, in the western
sky, during the early and mid-portion of the evening.  We have attempted
to properly identify those flawed reports, but we suspect that many reports
still remain among the new reports, which have not been properly labelled as
sightings of celestial bodies.

A few of the recent
reports that we would like to call to the attention of visitors of our site
are the following:

·        
Ypsilanti,
Michigan, Wednesday, March 08, 2017,—Two observers report having sighted a
peculiar cluster of strange lights, allegedly seen hovering in the direction
of a local body of water.  The lights reportedly hovered in the
nighttime sky for approximately one hour.  The witness provides what
appears to NUFORC to be high quality photos and video.  If anyone
visiting the NUFORC website saw the same objects, or knows what they were, we
would like to invite that person to submit a written report, using our Online
Report Form.  See the
video here

·        
Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 20, 2015, @ 13:30 hrs. (CDT)—Two sisters and
their mother report having witnessed a strange looking, “barbell-shaped”
object in the afternoon sky. Witness
Report

We will update the
NUFORC site, and share more photos and illustrations, within the next several
days. 

RADIO
APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport usually
does a weekly UFO update on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by
George Noory, but his appearance could not be
scheduled this week.  Peter probably will appear again on Friday of next
week, March 17, 2017.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

We have updated our
website, with the posting of approximately 88 new, or newly revised, sighting
reports.  When reading the reports, please be on the alert for errors
and hoaxed reports…and reports about the planet, Venus, which currently is
very prominent in the southwestern, and later, the western sky, during the
early evening hours. 

PLEASE DO NOT REPORT A
“SIGHTING” OF VENUS.  OUR TELEPHONE HOTLINE IS RECEIVING APPROXIMATELY
200 EXTRANEOUS TELEPHONE CALLS PER WEEK REGARDING VENUS, AND THOSE CALLS ARE
NOW TAKING THE MAJORITY OF OUR TIME.    

UFO/PARANORMAL
SUMMIT, OCEAN SHORES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017

Peter Davenport, Center
Director, is scheduled to speak at the UFO/Paranormal Summit on Saturday
afternoon, February 25th, 2017.  Details can be obtained
at:  http://www.quinaultbeachresort.com/ufoparanormal-summit/

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter is scheduled to
make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast radio program, hosted by Mr.
George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday,
February 24th, 2017.  Peter will discuss some recently
submitted cases, which may include the following:

Capitola, California,
Friday, February 13, 2017, @ 20:00 hrs. (PST)—A young woman witnessed six
distinctly red objects, hovering for approximately 15 minutes, which all
appeared to ascend, and fade into the night sky.  Witness Report    Photo

Distant Early Warning
Line, Canada and the northern U. S., early 1950’s—A former member of the U.
S. Air Force writes about the many detections, and attempted intercepts, of
UFOs by the DEW line radar system.  ((PLEASE LINK TO SIGHTING REPORT
#132696.))

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017

Peter Davenport, Director
of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM,
hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m.
(Pacific) on Friday evening, February 17th, 2017.  Peter will discuss
several of the reports that have been posted to the NUFORC website on this
date.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03RD, 2017

We have updated the
website, and database of sighting reports, with the posting of 103 new
reports, received by our Center since Friday afternoon, January 27,
2017.    

As we always share with
visitors to our website, as you read the reports, please be on the alert for
errors and prank reports.  We make every effort to correct errors, and
either remove or properly label hoaxes, but we suspect that we do not detect
all of them.  If you detect what you believe to be an error, or a prank
report, please send a notification to director@ufocenter.com,
and we will address the issue as promptly as we can.

CASE
HIGHLIGHTS

Sahuarita, Arizona, Saturday,
January 28, 2017, @ 20:50 hours (Mountain)—A husband, his wife, and their
adult son were outside, intending to photograph the planet, Venus, when their
attention was drawn to a cluster of orange lights, arranged in a triangular
pattern, moving across the night sky.  The objects moved to the south,
and disappeared over the horizon, south-southwest from the witnesses’
location.  Witness Report

We will update the
website again, within the next several days, and will attempt to post more
photos and illustrations than we are able to do in this posting.

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 26, 2017

We have performed an
abbreviated update of the NUFORC website, with the posting of 70 recent
written reports to our database of cases.  The cases include a number of
very interesting incidents, to include a possible abduction, and a possible
animal mutilation case, both incidents from the summer of 1967.

We urge visitors to our
website, as they read through the cases, to be on the alert for hoaxed, and
otherwise flawed, reports.  If you encounter a case that you believe may
be flawed, or an out-and-out hoax that we have failed to detect, please send
an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com,
and we will review the case, as quickly as we are able to do so.
     

SIGHTINGS
OF VENUS AND SIRIUS

NUFORC has been
receiving an unusually large number of reports recently of both the planet,
Venus, and the star, Sirius.  Tonight’s posting is heavily “peppered”
with many reports of a very bright object in the southwest, or west, sky,
seen during the early and mid-part of the even evening.  Venus is so
bright, currently, that many people find it difficult to believe that it is
merely a planet, and oftentimes flatly refuse to accept that fact.  However,
that bright object in the southwest sky is Venus, and we would be most
grateful if people would refrain from telephoning our Hotline about it,
and/or submitting a written report about it.  Such reports are taking a
great deal of our time, and unnecessarily so.

The star, Sirius, is a
very bright, and very colorful, star, that is seen currently in the southeastern, or southern sky, during the latter part of
any evening.  It is easily identified by the fact that it is situated to
the left of, and slightly below, the easily recognized constellation,
“Orion,” and it is the brightest star visible from Earth.  Many people
are reporting it as a “UFO,” but it is just a very visible star, and, like
Venus, it need not be reported to our Center.  We are already aware of
its existence.  Thank you!!

RADIO
APPEARANCES

Peter is scheduled to
make his weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by
Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, January 26,
2017.  Peter usually makes his appearance, beginning at approximately
10:15 p.m. (Pacific).

We will update the
website again, to include the posting of some interesting photos and video,
within the next several days.

NUFORC
HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

We have updated our
website, as of this date, with the posting of 99 new, or revised, sighting
reports, most of which have been submitted to our Center since Thursday,
January 12, 2017.  In our haste during the proofreading process, we may
have overlooked errors and bogus reports, so we urge visitors to our website
to be on the alert for errors and pranks, as they read through the new
reports.  If you note an error, or suspect a hoax, please send a note to
director@ufocenter.com, and we
will look at the report, at our earliest convenience. 

Peter Davenport is
scheduled to appear for several hours on Midnight in the Desert, hosted by
Heather Wade, beginning at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific), on Thursday night, January
19, 2017.  Peter will discuss his experiences in the field of ufology;
his views about the U. S. press vis-à-vis UFOs; his thoughts regarding the U.
S. government’s role in the presumed UFO cover-up; some thoughts about
recently submitted sighting reports; and about his proposal to use “passive”
radar to detect UFOs in the near-Earth environment.

Peter will make his
weekly 3-5 minute-long appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday
night, January 20, 2017.  Peter will discuss several recent cases.

We would like to
highlight two cases, which were submitted to our offices recently:

·        
Tokishi Shima Island, Japan,
June 1st (est.), 1966, @ 1200 hrs. (local)—A former USAF radar
operator alleges to have been witness to a radar intercept of what were
interpreted by radar personnel to have been five disc-shaped objects,
initially detected at approximately 25 (statute) miles to the north of the
radar unit.  The source of the report asserts that three jet fighters
were “scrambled” to the area where the discs were being detected, but that
the discs appeared to avoid the aircraft by disappearing from radar, and
perhaps from the pilots’ sight.  At least seven USAF personnel were
witness to the alleged event.  Witness
Report

·        
Fort Collins, Colorado, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, @ 2330 hrs.
(Mountain)—A male engineering student reports having witnessed a cluster of
5-7 (est.) fluorescent green objects pass rapidly overhead, moving from south
to north at a very rapid angular velocity, and disappearing from his sight in
the northern sky.  The witness asserts that the formation of lights
shifted from a chevron pattern, to a straight line, as they moved rapidly to
the north, passing through approximately 100-120 degrees of arc in, he
estimates, 5-10 seconds. Witness
Report

NUFORC
WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

The NUFORC website has
been updated as of the evening of Thursday, January 12, 2017, with the
posting of 72 new sighting reports, received since Friday afternoon, January
06th, 2017. 

We have worked
unusually diligently this week to remove errors from the reports, and to
remove prank reports from the database, but there is always a possibility of
flawed reports being posted to our site.  Hence, we always urge all
visitors to our website to be on the alert for flawed, or hoaxed, reports,
when reading through our database of sightings, given that virtually all of
them are uninvestigated, and undocumented. 

RADIO
APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC
Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program,
hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday, January
12, 2017.  Peter usually appears at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific)
for 3-5 minutes, and will discuss some recently received cases, to include
the following:

·        
East Orange, Vermont, Saturday, November 11, 1979, (est.) @
approximately 0130 hrs.—A father and son travel from Massachusetts to East
Orange, Vermont, to overnight in their hunting trailer, and planning to be
ready for opening day of deer season.  As they approach their trailer
from the other side of a valley, they are at first confused by why the lights
in the trailer are illuminated, and why they look so strange from a
distance.  They quickly reason that it may be because a relative has
arrived before them, and he is up late, waiting for their arrival.  They
learn later that the relative was, in fact, still in Massachusetts, and had
not traveled to Vermont at all, that weekend.  Very interesting
case. Witness Report

·        
Borrego Springs/Superstition Hill, California, June 1st,
1997, @ 1800 hrs. (PDT)—Two young men are camped in an area where U. S. Navy
jets are practicing low-altitude maneuvers.  Later that night, the side
of Table Mountain suddenly is illuminated by a peculiar looking object, that simply rises slowly, and vertically, against
the side of the mountain, and then descends back to where it had come
from.  Shortly after that first sighting, the two men detected a
“nebulous blob of sparkly lights” in the night sky. Witness Report

 

 

·        
Orland Park, Illinois, Monday, September 05th, 2016, @ 0400
hrs. (CDT)—A man, who describes himself as a public employee, awakes in his
bedroom, and is alarmed to discover three peculiar wounds on his forearm,
oriented in an isosceles triangular pattern.  He was possible witness to
a peculiar flash of green light, possibly on that night,
and allegedly on subsequent nights, as well.  Witness Report

 

NUFORC will update its
site again, possibly over the upcoming weekend, or later next week. 

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