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RECENT ACTIVITY AND HIGHLIGHTS

NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

We updated the NUFORC website on Tuesday of this week, August 16th, with the posting of approximately 240 reports, and do so again today, in order to post some very interesting recent reports. 

Please note that we believe we are receiving an unusually large number of reports that we suspect are hoaxes, but which appear, nevertheless, to be carefully prepared, and well-written.  Consequently, we counsel caution, more so than what we have recommended in the past, regarding what visitors to our site accept as being accurate and sincere reports.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio talk show, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, August 19, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  The program can be accessed in most areas on a local major AM radio station.

Some of the reports that Peter may discuss during the program are highlighted below:  

·         Wethersfield, Connecticut, Monday, August 8th, 2016, @ 2135 hrs. (EDT)—A young woman returns home, steps out of her vehicle, and suddenly becomes aware of a peculiar sound.  She looks in the direction from which the sound seems to be emanating, and she suddenly sees a very peculiar, wedge-shaped object, hovering motionless in the night sky.  Please see an earlier posting (August 16th) of a sighting in Edison, New Jersey, of similar, wedge-shaped craft, seen coursing overhead in the nighttime sky. Witness Report   Witness Drawing

·         Los Angeles, California, Thursday, August 18, 2016, @ 2023 hrs. (PDT)—An adult female, who describes herself as an experienced sky watcher and astronomer, reports having witnessed a very bright, distinctly red, “orb,” hovering in the nighttime sky, apparently in the general vicinity of Long Beach International Airport.  A short time later, she witnesses an unidentified blue light in the south-southeast sky, approximately 20 degrees above the horizontal plane.  Witness Report  Please see an earlier posting (August 16) of a similar sighting over Providence, Rhode Island, by a husband and wife on the morning of Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

·         East Los Angeles, California, Friday, August 19, 2016, @ 0655 hrs. (PDT)—After a husband sees his wife off to work, he turns around, and together with his two young daughters, they together witness a metallic craft, hovering in the morning sky, near the 710 Freeway.  After approximately five minutes, the object allegedly accelerates straight up at very high velocity, leaving a misty looking trail behind it.  Witness Report

We will post again later next week.

Statement posted Friday afternoon, August 19, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE UPDATED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016

We have updated the website, with the posting of 240 new sighting reports, received since the afternoon of Thursday, August 04th, 2016. 

Given the high number of cases we have received recently, and which we have had to proof-read, there is a higher than normal likelihood that a few flawed reports have slipped through our screening process.  Consequently, we encourage visitors to our website to be more vigilant than usual, during the course of reading either reports, or other material, on our site.

Several interesting cases have caught our attention, in the recent past, and we highlight them below:

·         Providence, Rhode Island, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, @ 0530 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife witness a distinctly red orb pass overhead and engage in complex maneuvers in the morning sky.  Husband’s Report   The wife’s report, which arrived just before we began  updating the website, is copied below:

BEGIN WIFE’S REPORT: 

Description:  Around 5:30 this morning, my husband was out in the back yard with our dog, when he began to shout for me to come outside quickly.  I worried something was wrong, so I immediately ran outside, as he pointed to the sky.  About a mile away, I saw a very prominent red circle or orb-like craft.  There could have been a haze around it, but unsure if it was my eyes or not.  The orb was definitive and red, though.  I observed it and watched it in the sky as it was hovering.  

Then it very quickly zigged to the right, and stopped again.  It turned from red to white, then back to red...  What I couldn't believe was the way it flew to the side and stopped immediately, not a gradual stop or eased stop, but a full-on stop, like it hit a barrier, and how fast it was moving. It hovered a minute, then zigged left, stopped, and it appeared to gain some elevation, as it slowly proceeded to fly to the right, and out of view for a few seconds, when I caught a glimpse of it again through the houses.

I then observed it zing up into the sky so fast, I couldn't believe it, and it was gone.  

I am a well-educated professional, and I am telling you there is nothing I have ever seen or heard of that 1. Is as precise in stopping as that craft was, it defied physics.  2. Could move that fast, and still maintain such control, and  3.  Could maneuver so quietly.  No propellers or exterior engines were visible, and without any vapor trail or exhaust.  It was scary, and intriguing, at the same time.  I have no doubt what I saw was not from here.

S129302END WIFE’S REPORT

·         Edison, New Jersey, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, @ 0410 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports having witnessed a slender, triangular-shaped object pass overhead, traveling from south to north, moving apparently at a very high angular velocity.  The object was visible for an estimated 15-20 seconds.  Several minutes later, the same witness allegedly observed two more identical looking objects fly overhead. The witness supplied the drawing shown to the right.  Witness Report

·          New York City (Manhattan), Tuesday, August 16, 2016, @ 0247 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports witnessing a very bizarre streak of golden light, which he witnessed momentarily in his peripheral vision.  Approximately two minutes later, he witnessed a similar event, but in a different of the morning sky. Witness Report

·         Rochester, New Hampshire, Thursday, August 11, 2016, @ 2345 hrs.(EDT)—A father, his daughter, and 5-6 police officers, witness at least three very peculiar looking triangular craft, seen hovering overhead.  The police officers turned their emergency flashers on, and shone a bright flashlight beam at the objects. Father’s Report.   The daughter’s report can be seen here; please note that the time and date should be 0050 hrs. for Friday morning, August 12thDaughter’s Report

·         SeaTac, Washington, Thursday, August 11, 2016, @ 2200 hrs. (PDT)—An adult male reports witnessing a “flying wing” shaped object, move very rapidly overhead.  The object appeared to the witness to have no lights, and it passed across almost the entire sky in approximately 10-15 seconds.  Witness Report

·         S129208Las Vegas, Nevada, Monday, August 08th, 2016, @ 0830 hrs. (PDT)—A woman reports witnessing, and photographing, a “UFO” during a flight from Las Vegas.  Object appears to us to be a USAF B2 bomber, passing relatively close to the witness’s aircraft.  Not an authentic UFO.  Witness Report

We will update the website again, later this week.

Posted Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 02ND, AND AGAIN ON AUGUST 04TH, 2016

We have updated our database of sighting reports, with the posting on Tuesday, August 2nd, of 239 new reports, submitted to NUFORC since Friday, July 22nd, and with a second posting today, August 4th, of approximately 42 new reports, submitted over the past 48 hours. . 

A large percentage of the reports were submitted in response to the dramatic re-entry event of the spent Chinese rocket, which was observed by witnesses in California, and in several other western states.  The re-entry was first observed over California at approximately 9:35 p.m. (Pacific), on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and it was observed by most witnesses for an estimated duration of approximately two minutes.  Witnesses in Fresno, California, reported that the visible fragments appeared to pass almost directly overhead from their locations, and that they were moving generally to the southeast. 

CORRECTION/RETRACTION

On Thursday night, July 28th, 2016, Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, during an appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, described a sighting that reportedly had occurred in the vicinity of Heber City Canyon at 2315 hrs. (Mountain Daylight Time) on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.  The source of the initial report describes the fact that automobiles were stopped along the roadway, and that the occupants were stepping out of their vehicles to watch a complex display of lights in the night sky.

After having spoken with the witness, a student, we have concluded that the time and date reported initially were flawed, and that the report addressed the dramatic re-entry event that occurred at approximately 2238 hrs. (MDT) on Wednesday night, July 27th.  We apologize for the error, and false alarm about that sighting.  We link here to the original report, the time and date of which we have corrected. Witness Report

Also, another witness, a resident of Buhl, Idaho, suggests that what she and her husband had witnessed from that city at approximately 2238 hrs. (MDT) on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, was not the result of the re-entry event.  We have reviewed the original report from this witness, as well as an addendum submitted by the same party, and we are left with the rather firm belief that what the two witnesses had seen was the re-entering space ullage that was reported to NUFORC by many dozens of other witnesses, located in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. Witness Report

INTERESTING REPORTS

Several of the reports we post, as of this date, caught our attention, and we highlight them here:

·         Lowell, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 03rd, 2016, @ 2331 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, together with another adult, witnesses, and photographs, two clusters of red lights seen hovering, almost motionless, above nearby city buildings.  After several minutes, the lights simply fade from view.  Witness Report

·         Greendale, Wisconsin, Sunday, July 31st, 2016, at 2300 hrs. (CDT)—A husband and wife report witnessing peculiar-looking, tiny white objects passing across the nighttime sky.  At least one of the objects appeared to the witnesses to release two smaller objects, which then flew in opposite directions away from the object that had just released them.  Both husband and wife appear to be highly qualified observers.  Witness Report

·         St. Germain, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 30th, 2016, at 2245 hrs. (CDT)—A father and his adult son report having witnessed two triangular shaped craft pass overhead at very high velocity, oriented in a nose-to-tail formation.  The sighting lasted for an estimated three seconds.  Witness Report 1   Witness Report 2

·         Shorewood, Illinois, Saturday, July 16, 2016, @ 2130 hrs. (CDT)—A commercial pilot, with approximately 40 years of flight experience, reports sighting a distinctly red object, approximately three times the size of the planet, Venus, in the night sky, moving slowly from east to west.  The object proceeded to the west for approximately three minutes, then abruptly accelerated almost vertically, and quickly disappeared from sight. Witness Report

Another sighting incident, reported by new media in St. Louis, Missouri, captured our attention this week, as well:

St. Louis, Missouri, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, at approximately 0215 hrs. (CDT)—Two video clips were captured of a peculiar light, seen maneuvering in the vicinity of the St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Arch.  The object moves in a peculiar manner, and its intensity fluctuates.  We do not know what the object is, and if the news media have succeeded in identifying the object, we are not aware of that fact, at the time of this writing. 

Surveillance camera video from Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehzVYFSdVMs&feature=youtu.be

Video taken by Mr. Chase Rhoads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIJoITcXxYg&feature=youtu.be   

NOTIFICATION

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be away from the Center for several days.  Consequently, we would request that if you believe that you may have been witness to a UFO-related event, please go directly to our website, www.ufocenter.com, and submit a detailed written report, in lieu of making a telephone call to the Center’s Hotline.  Peter will monitor messages to the Hotline, while he travels, but he may not be able to return calls immediately.   

Posted Thursday afternoon, August 04th, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 22ND, 2016

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 120 new sighting reports, received since Friday afternoon, July 22nd, 2016. 

We always encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for hoaxed reports, and this warning is more “a propos,“ we believe, than ever in the past, given the fact that our Center seems to be receiving an unusually large number of hoaxed reports, both via its Online Report Form, and over its telephone Hotline.  If you have a question about a report, please submit your comment to director@ufocenter.com, and we will attempt to address the issue, at our earliest convenience.

CORRECTIONS

On July 15th, 2016, we highlighted two reports on our homepage, one from Los Banos, California, and the other from Vandenberg AFB, California, and Peter Davenport, Center Director discussed both reports during his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program. 

Regarding the first report, involving an alleged sighting of a strange, alien-looking creature, seen standing on the west side of Interstate 5, just south of Los Banos, Peter mispronounced the name of that city as “Los Ban-yose,” for which he apologizes.  With that pronunciation, the word means “bath,” or “bathroom,” whereas the correct pronunciation should have been “Ban-ose.”  The correct spelling of the name of the city, Los Banos, has no tilde above the letter, “n.”  Peter expresses his gratitude to those radio listeners who noted his error, and sent messages.

Regarding the second report we featured last week, about alleged UFO-related events on, or near, Vandenberg AFB, north of Los Angeles, several people contacted our Center about some of the information provided in that report.  Several people questioned whether the USAF SR-71 can fly at 3,500 miles per hour, and still others commented that they were unable to find information about a single-stage missile, call “Blue streak.”  For the benefit of visitors to our site, we copy “in toto” the comments from one reader.  At this time, we take no definitive position with regard to the report, except to convey our gratitude to the gentleman who submitted it, who seemed to us to be quite sincere in his description of the events described. 

We welcome additional comments from readers, particularly from those who may have been stationed at Vandenberg AFB, or who are personally familiar with some of the technical issues addressed by the report.

Copied Statement from an reader, who wishes to remain anonymous.  We express our gratitude to the individual for his having shared:

Hi Peter,

Upon more research, a few more details of this report got my attention that just don't seem to add up--reasons given with citations. Now, it's not my intention to de-bunk any witness out of hand. However, I'm concerned this subject gets ridiculed when claims appear to be on shaky ground. Honestly, I'm unsure about the reasons for this level of inaccuracy--it's only for your consideration. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to supply analyses which help support/augment the witness, as what I did for sighting S122278.

Best regards, ((name deleted))

“I have witnessed several incidents, while launching Atlas D missiles from South Vandenberg (Point Arguello), LF04 & LF05.”

Launch facility 04 (LF-04) is located on the far north end of Vandenberg AFB.  It was used to launch the Minuteman IA, Minuteman II, Minuteman III.

Launch facility 05 (LF-05) is also located on the far north end of Vandenberg AFB.  It was used to launch the Minuteman IA, Minuteman II, Minuteman III, and Peacekeeper.

Atlas D and Atlas F were launched from Complex 576A-576G, all on the north half of the base. Those launch sites located south near Point Arguello are PALC-C, SLC-5SLC-6, and SLC-8,  None of these sites appear to have been involved in Thor or Atlas launches.

“At the time, the launch films were classified as Secret. If they still exist, they would likely be held wherever SAC stored such data, after turning the base over to NASA. “

Vandenberg AFB is currently active, and was never “turned over to NASA”. In fact, the opposite is true. In 1972, Vandenberg was selected as the West Coast Space Shuttle launch and landing site.  Due to technical problems and the Challenger disaster in 1986, this resulted in the official termination of the Shuttle program at Vandenberg on 26 December 1989.

“A comment on the film, “Out of the Blue”, where it describes an incident at VAFB where a UFO supposedly shot lasers at, and disrupted, what appeared to be a Titan Delta flight; I was at VAFB at the time of the first Titan augmented flights and no such incident happened that I was aware of.”

So I just watched the documentary. The incident in question happened in 1964. It involved a tracking site in Big Sur,124 miles north, while filming an Atlas missile launch at Vandenberg.


One last observation regarding “Duration: 30 minutes (each)”  If each incident was observed for 30 minutes, was the UFO still following the missile? Did it stay in the launch area, or follow the missile into space? At around 3 minutes, an ICBM would be in space (apogee) and very far downrange.

HIGHLIGHTED REPORTS

We highlight below a few of the reports from those which appear in the updated database of sighting reports:

·         Rochester, New York, September 25, 2012, @ 1913 hrs. (EDT)—An experienced photographer captures several photographs of a cluster of lights moving across the evening sky, near Braddock Bay, Lake Ontario (photos below).  After several minutes, the objects moved off to the northeast. Witness Report.

·         Lapel, Indiana, July 14, 2016, @ 2330 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male reports witnessing a silver-colored sphere, approximately the size of a basketball, pass very close to his neighbors’ house.  It seemed to leave a silver-colored “trail” behind it, as it moved through the nighttime sky.  The object was below the level of the nearby trees, which allowed him to estimate the size of the object accurately. Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport usually makes a brief appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program on Friday  nights.  However, at this writing, he does not know whether he is scheduled to appear on Friday, July 22nd, 2016, or not, and he is unable to contact any members of the program, to confirm scheduling.

We will post again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday afternoon, July 22nd, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

We have updated our website, as of the date indicated, with the posting of approximately 122 recent reports, submitted to our Center since Friday, July 08th, 2016.

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

·         Vandenberg AFB, California, 1965-1978 (multiple events reported)—A retired senior aerospace engineer, who was assigned to Vandenberg AFB for 13 years, describes the several sightings of anomalous objects, which were both witnessed, and photographed, during missile launches from that facility.  He writes that appearances of UFOs during launches was widely known among senior staff and engineers. Witness Report

·         Los Banos (on Interstate 5), California, Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 1800 hrs. (PDT)—Two adults and a 12-year old youth, report a brief sighting of a strange-looking upright creature, which was seen standing on the west side of Interstate 5, and which was wearing a cape-like garment, and a “hoody” over his head.  One of the adults felt that he had seen the creature’s face quite well, and it was distinctly non-human in appearance.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016.  He will discuss the two cases linked to above, plus several other interesting reports.

This is an abbreviated update, and we will post again soon, perhaps later in the weekend, in order to feature a few other cases, and perhaps some photos and video clips that have been submitted over recent weeks.

Posted Friday evening, July 15, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, JULY 8TH, 2016

We have updated our website, with the posting of 299 new, or revised, sighting reports, either received, or revised, since noon on Friday, June 26th, 2016. 

We have proof-read all of the reports, this week, but only in a cursory and hurried manner.  Consequently, there is an unusually large likelihood that there are some reports among those posted, which are hoaxes, or cases of mistaken identity.  Therefore, we encourage visitors to our website to be discriminating, as they read through them.

SIGHTINGS ON THE EVENING OF MONDAY, JULY 4TH, 2016

We would like to call special attention to the 61 sightings  for the evening of Monday, July 04th, 2016.  Many, or perhaps all, of the reports appear to us to be not related to fireworks displays, which raises the question of what the objects observed may have been.  A similar phenomenon can be seen for the date of July 4th during prior years.   

PUBLIC PRESENTATION IN RITZVILLE, WA, BY PETER DAVENPORT

Peter is scheduled to make a public presentation on the subject of UFOs at the Ritzville, Washington, Public Library, on Saturday, July 09th, 2016.  Details and a map can be seen here.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM ((PLEASE LINK)), hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday, July 8th, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the many reports submitted for the evening of Monday, July 4th, 2016.

We will update our site again in the very near future, at which time we will share some of the better photos and videos that have been submitted for sightings on July 4th, and on other recent dates.  We are under such time pressure to get this posting up on our site, that we don’t have time to screen the many photos we have received recently.

Statement posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

At the time of this update, we have posted 123 newly received, and 43 recently amended, sighting reports, received, or amended, since the afternoon of Thursday, June 16th, 2016.    

At every update, we always caution visitors to our website to be on the outlook for pranks, or flawed reports.  Given the high volume of pranks we currently are receiving over the UFO Hotline, that cautionary note is more pertinent that ever before.  If a visitor detects an error in the reports, or what he/she believes may be an overt attempt to pass off a hoax as a serious report, we respectfully request that the party send a brief note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as possible. 

There are a number of what we believe are exceedingly interesting reports, this week, which we feature below, and which Peter will address during his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM ((LINK)), hosted by Mr. George Noory.  Peter is scheduled to make his appearance at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Friday night, June 24th, 2016.

·         Idaho City (10.6 miles northwest of), Idaho, Sunday, June 19th, 2016, @ 0117 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male, with considerable military service in both the U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force, awakens from sleep, and immediately becomes aware of a  pulsing “pressure,” or a low-pitched sound.  He peeks out from his tent, looking for anything that might explain the phenomenon, but sees nothing, at first.  He quickly realizes that even though the sky is clear and cloudless, he is unable to see stars overhead.  He then realizes that an immense triangular craft is hovering over his remote campsite! Witness Report

·         Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, @ 0031 hrs. (EDT)—While viewing the Moon’s terminator with a 4.5-inch reflector telescope, an experienced amateur astronomer witnesses a peculiar-looking, dark, five-sided object pass through the field of view of his telescope, and across the face of the Moon.  The only explanation of terrestrial origin he can imagine is that a satellite in low-Earth orbit passed through his field of view, but that possibility does not seem to explain the peculiar shape of the object.  Witness Report

·         Billings, Montana, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, @ 2255 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male employee, on break from work, looks up at a jet aircraft, which is flying from east to west, and suddenly notices that it is being followed by a small yellow-, or orange-colored, light.  He quickly calls the aircraft and trailing light to the attention of his co-worker, and both men continue to watch the aircraft for several seconds.  As they watch, they are quite surprised to see the light apparently maneuver below, and ahead of, the aircraft.  The two witnesses continued to observe the aircraft and light, until they disappeared to the west.  Witness Report

NUFORC will update its site again, during the upcoming week.

Statement posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016

We have posted 100 new, and newly revised, sighting reports, submitted to our Center, or revised, since Thursday afternoon, June 09, 2016. 

Please be on the lookout for what may be frivolous, or prank, reports, which appear to have increased in frequency, recently.  Those reports that we believe have the highest likelihood of being hoaxes are from anonymous sources, so we have labelled those reports in both the “Summary” and “Description” boxes of the report forms.

Some of the reports that caught our attention this week are the following:

·         Joshua Tree, California, June 4th, 2016, @ 2200 hrs. (PDT)—Approximately 100 attendees of the Contact in the Desert UFO conference were treated a very interesting display of lights, which were observed both by the naked eye, and with night vision devices.  Ms. Melinda Leslie, a former MUFON investigator and MUFON Board Member for Orange   County MUFON, and some of the attendees at the night sky viewing party she hosted, succeeded in filming some of the objects, and they have generously shared with NUFORC some of the interesting footage captured, which can be seen here.(Video compliments of Oklahoma UFO Paranormal Team members Dick and Marilyn Carlson, Yukon, OK).   Ms. Leslie’s Report    Another Witness’s Report

·         Another sighting was reported for the day before the conference: Witness Report.  The report was accompanied by this video.  We have looked at the video, and our impression is that the object may be a helium-filled balloon, with something suspended below it, but we cannot be sure.  We share it, and welcome comments from visitors to our website.

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 16, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss the sightings discussed above, as well as several other sightings, reported over the past week.

Statement posted on Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2016

We have updated the NUFORC website, with the posting of 126 sighting reports, received or revised since the afternoon of June 3rd, 2016. 

We always warn visitors to our website to be on the alert for the possibility of prank reports among those we post, but we do so even more fervently than has been the case in the past, given the number of prank calls that currently are being placed to our telephone Hotline.  We have attempted to remove all the obviously hoaxed reports, but there are other reports which, although of suspicious nature, we have left in the collection of reports that we have posted.

PRANK TELEPHONE CALLS TO OUR HOTLINE; CHANGE OF POLICY

Since the phenomenon began, on or about March 6th, 2016, approximately 2,500-3,000 prank telephone calls have been placed to our telephone Hotline, most of them by youth.  As the reader might expect, we have made a myriad of requests to the callers to refrain from placing frivolous, rude, and sometimes profane, calls to our Hotline, but those requests, in most cases made in a civil manner, appear to have fallen on deaf ears, and the phenomenon continues. 

Over the course of recent weeks, we have noted a number of consistencies in the calls, which make us suspect that they may be being influenced, or perhaps even “orchestrated,” by a single source.  We are aware of the statements made on the two websites, www.magazine8.com, and www.ifunny.com, encouraging visitors to those sites to place prank calls to our UFO Hotline, but the consistent nature of many of the calls placed by the young, inconsiderate, miscreants who place multiple calls to our Hotline seems to go well beyond what one would expect for a randomly selected group of hundreds of young people.  Hence, we conclude that NUFORC may be under attack, and someone may be acting, with the intent of trying to put our operation out of business.

Consequently, if the nuisance calls do not abate in the near future, we may alter our Hotline operations, such that only messages may be left on the Hotline…we will not answer the calls on a live basis…and we will return only those calls that appear to us to have been placed by adult, and serious-minded, callers.  We share this fact with visitors to our site, principally so they will not be surprised if they call our Hotline, and hear a message that is not familiar to them. 

If you are an adult, and a serious caller, please just leave a message, and we will return it, at our earliest convenience.  The only exception is if we see a listing of “Unknown Caller,” or “Unknown Number” for your call in Caller ID, in which case we probably will not return your call, assuming that the call has been placed by a party who wishes to remain anonymous.    

We apologize for any inconvenience this changes may be to callers to our Hotline, but it is mandatory change, if our Center is going to be able to continue to provide high-quality UFO data to the public.    

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, June 10th, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss several cases which have been submitted to our Center recently, two of which we highlight below:

·         Yakima (Cliffdell), Washington, Saturday, June 04th, 2016 @ 2030 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife were camping at Sawmill Flats Campground, and at dusk, noticed a red orb on the other side of the Naches River, at a distance of approximately 100 yards.  The ball of light appeared to split into two similar balls of light, which may have rejoined.  The light was later joined by, and merged with, a blue light, which approached from the west.  Husband’s Report    Wife’s Report

·         Cedarcreek, Missouri, Monday, June 06th, 2016, @ 1030 hrs. (CDT)—An adult female witnesses a peculiar looking, long and spindly-looking object fly over her home.  Witness Report   She  supplied the diagram shown below.

Later in the week, we may post more of the photos and illustrations our Center has received over the past week.

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, June 10, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 03rd, 2016

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 32 new sighting reports, submitted to NUFORC since the afternoon of June 01st, 2016.

Given the likelihood that some of the reports may be an attempt to hoax our Center, we always caution visitors to our website to be on the alert for reports that appear to be something other than a serious-minded account of a sighting.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make an appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT), on Friday night, June 03rd, 2016.  Peter will discuss the dramatic meteor that was witnessed above Nevada and Arizona during the early morning of Thursday, June 2nd, 2016.  Photo of Trail in Sky.   In addition, he will discuss the following cases, and perhaps others:

·         Eastpointe, Michigan, Friday, May 27th, 2016 @ 2305 hrs. (EDT)—Two medical co-workers witness a peculiar blue light, moving slowly from west to east in the northern sky.  The object comes to a complete stop, and after a short period of time, three or four smaller objects, also blue in color, were released from the bottom of the larger object.  After a minute or so, the smaller objects returned to, and entered, the larger craft, shortly after which, the larger craft’s color shifted from blue to vivid red.  The larger craft then reportedly descended vertically, and disappeared from the witnesses’ sight beyond the horizon.  The area of the sighting is approximately 6-8 (statute) miles southwest from Selfridge AFB.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2

·         Pt. Charlotte, Florida, Friday, May 27th, 2016, @ 2355 hrs. (EDT)—After closing the garage door to his home, an adult male, who describes himself as a multi-thousand hour instrument-rated pilot, turns around and witnesses a disc-shaped craft, approximately 60 feet in diameter, hovering within 150 feet of his location.  The witness runs into his home to obtain a camera, and exits his house, just in time to see the object accelerate dramatically rapidly, and disappear from his sight within 1-2 seconds!  Witness Report

·         Aurora, Colorado, Saturday night, May 28th, 2016, @ 2225 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as an amateur astronomer and an astronomical photographer, witnesses in the western sky a rapidly, and erratically, moving object, approximately three times the apparent size of Jupiter.  When the witness first observed the object, it was directly below Jupiter.  After approximately three minutes, the color of the object reportedly suddenly changed to an emerald green, and the object began a slow descent, exhibiting a “falling leaf” pattern, as it did so.  The object then arrested its descent and hovered in the night sky, during which time its color alternated from red to green, and back to green, several times.  The object then suddenly accelerated to the north, and disappeared in the northern sky.  Three similar objects are reported to have approached the area, where the original object was last seen, shortly after it disappeared.  Witness Report

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, June 03rd, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2016

The NUFORC homepage has been updated as of the afternoon, June 1st, 2016, with the posting of 101 newly received reports, and 7 revised reports. 

Given the high volume of prank telephone calls our Center has been receiving (see statement below), we strongly suspect that some of the written reports also may be attempts to hoax both us, and those visitors to our website who read the reports.  Hence, we encourage everyone who reads the posted reports to be on the alert for possible pranks, and in particular, with regard to those reports that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain totally anonymous, and who provide no contact information.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but we have no control over what people submit, using our Online Report Form.

PRANKS AND HOAXES

Since March 6th, 2016, which is when the problem suddenly began, our Center has been deluged with prank calls, many from the most rude, impudent, and inconsiderate people you can imagine.  At present, our Center is receiving 50-80 prank calls per day.

We do not understand what the ultimate cause of the sudden “explosion” in the volume of prank calls is, although we have tracked down a website, www.magazine8.com , which apparently originates out of India, that encourages its visitors to submit prank calls to our UFO telephone Hotline.  That website may be the cause of the prank calls, but over the course of the past three month, we have detected certain consistencies to many of the calls, which suggest to us that the calls may be being “orchestrated” by a single source.  The callers, most of them youth, often behave as if following a script, which suggests to us that there may be more to the unfortunate phenomenon than we are aware of.

If anyone knows what is motivating the prank callers to telephone our Hotline, we would welcome a brief e-mail (not a phone call, please!!), sharing whatever information you may have about the matter.  Thank you!

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make a two-hour appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Wednesday night, June 1st, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PDT).  Jeff and Peter will host at least four sets of guests, who have submitted written reports about their respective, dramatic sightings.  The reports that will be discussed are featured below, in the order in which the guests will appear:

·         Pt. Charlotte, Florida, Friday, May 27th, 2016 @ 2350 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced instrument-rated private pilot, glances across the street from his house, and witnesses a disc-shaped object, approximately 60 feet in diameter, hovering in the night sky, approximately 60 feet above ground level, and not more than 150 feet distant from his location.  The object suddenly accelerated, and streaked out of sight in less than two seconds, the witness estimate.  Witness Report

·         Eastpointe, Michigan, near Selfridge AFB, Friday, May 27th, 2016 @ 2305 hrs. (EDT)—Two adult medical professionals, a male and female, witness a blue light move across the night sky, stop, drop three or four objects out of the bottom of it, and change its color to deep red.  After approximately two minutes, the object appeared to the witnesses to descend almost vertically, and disappear from their sight.  Witness Report 1   Witness Report 2

·         Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Friday, May 20th, 2016, @ 2226 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife, while sleeping on their moored sailboat in Beauty Bay, Lake Coeur d’Alene, are suddenly awakened by violent rocking of their boat, and by intensely bright white light, which was streaming into the cabin.  The husband walked up to the top deck, and witnessed a strange object, which was projecting a bright beam of light, which was circling the sailboat.  The light suddenly extinguished, and the object went streaking off into the night sky.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2     Photo of Boat

·         Aurora, Colorado, Saturday, May 28th, 2016 @ 22:25 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male, experienced in astronomy and viewing an photography of the nighttime sky, witnessed a bright red object, approximately three times the apparent size of the planet Jupiter, he estimated, in the western sky.  The object was changing colors, alternating from green to red, and it appeared to be moving abruptly, or rapidly.  He witnessed the object for at least three minutes, he estimates, before it moved off to the west, and disappeared from his sight.  Witness Report

·         Seattle (Wallingford community), Washington, Friday, May 20th, 2016, @ 2205 hrs. (PDT)—An adult male witnessed, and video-taped, five bright orange lights from his location in the Wallingford District.  The lights appeared as though they might have been over the University of Washington campus, initially, and they then moved west, suddenly turned south, appeared to accelerate, and disappeared in the southern night sky, in the direction of Seattle. Witness Report

Here is another recent, and interesting, report, from Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, which caught our attention:

·         Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, Sunday, May 29th, 2016, @ 2103 hrs. (EDT)—Several adult members of the same family witness a cluster of 15-20 red lights, seen moving in formation across the nighttime sky.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2

NUFORC will update its website again, within the next several days.

Statement posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 26TH, 2016

We have updated the NUFORC website, with the posting of 74 new sighting reports, received at our Center since Friday afternoon, May 20th, 2016. 

We always urge visitors to our site to be on the lookout for errors and prank reports, as they read the newly posted reports.  Our Center is receiving an unusually large number of hoaxed telephone reports, and we suspect that the problem probably spills over to the written reports.  Consequently, there probably is a significant likelihood that some of the written reports that have been posted are something other than serious-minded descriptions of genuine UFO sightings.

Some of the reports that caught our attention, this week, are highlighted below:

·         Brighton, Colorado, Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, @ 0900 hrs. (MDT)—An adult female reports witnessing three “white, circular” objects move rapidly across the morning sky.  They disappeared to the northeast of her position.  She telephoned a local television news station, which had received no other reports of the event.  Witness Report

·         Carlsbad, California, Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, @ 0630 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife witness a strange, and rather large, “patch” of white light on the horizon, as they looked out over the Pacific Ocean.  The witnesses at first assumed that the object was a cruise liner, but quickly rejected that theory.  They went inside their home, and returned to continue observing the object, but it had disappeared from the horizon during the approximately five minutes that it had been out of sight of the witnesses.  In a telephone conversation, the husband reported to NUFORC that they had looked at the object with 7 X 50 binoculars, and they could see no structure that was suggestive of a ship.  Witness Report

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·         Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, @ 2200 hrs. (EDT)—Two adults witness a “fiery, triangular” object lift off the ground near the beach, rise slowly into the sky, and then move off at a steady pace to the south.  Witness Report

·         Seattle (Wallingford District), Washington, Friday, May 20th, 2016, @ 2200 hrs. (PDT)—NUFORC received two reports from different witnesses, describing a sighting of a cluster of 3-5 bright red lights, seen hovering in the eastern nighttime sky.  The lights probably would have been visible from Interstate 5, and from the campus of the University of Washington.  Witness Report 1   Witness Report 2   Video Shot by Witness

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM late-night radio talk program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday night, May 26th.  Peter will discuss those cases above, and possibly two other cases involving sightings on May 26th, 2016, for which we have not yet received follow-up written reports.   

Posted Thursday afternoon, May 26th, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

We have updated our website and database, as of this  date, with the posting of 130 new sighting reports, received since the morning of Tuesday, May 10th.  In addition, we post 13 recently amended past reports. 

As visitors to our site read the reports, we urge them to be on the alert for flawed and hoaxed reports, principally among those that have been submitted by anonymous sources.  Some of the reports submitted by anonymous sources appear to be of high quality, and therefore, probably are reliable, but many anonymous reports, we suspect, are submitted by individuals who do not wish to have to answer detailed questions about their reports.

The issue of prank reports notwithstanding, there nevertheless appears to us to be an unusually high percentage of particularly interesting reports among those we post today.  We feature a few of the interesting reports that caught our attention, as we proof-read them, in preparation for posting:

·         Minot AFB, North Dakota, September 15, 1966 (est.) @ morning—A former USAF launch control officer (1st Lieutenant, at the time of the incident) recounts his experience regarding a UFO incident, which seems to have caused his flight of Minuteman missiles to “go offline,” and become inoperable.  The incident is also addressed in a documentary on the subject, produced by Dr. Robert Hastings, Ph.D.. Witness Report

·         Jemez Springs, New Mexico, September 18, 2015, @ 22:20 hrs. (MDT)—A adult male reports having witnessed two “diamond shaped” craft fly overhead at high speed. Witness Report

 

·         Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 12, 2016, @ 23:20 hrs. (local)—A husband and wife were outdoors, walking their dog, when the husband suddenly becomes aware of a strange looking triangular craft passing overhead at a very high (angular) velocity.  The object was moving so rapidly that the wife was able to witness only the very last part of the sighting.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his traditional weekly radio appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 hrs. (PDT), on Friday, May 20th, 2016.  Peter will discuss the cases above, and perhaps a few others, as well. 

Statement posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

We have updated the website, with the posting of 59 new, and newly amended sighting reports.  Approximately 48 of those reports have been submitted since the afternoon of Thursday afternoon, May 5th, 2016.

Tragically, our Center is being deluged with prank reports, both over our telephone Hotline, and, we believe, via our Online Report Form, as well.  Consequently, it is even more important now than it has been in the past that those visitors to our website recognize that not every posted report can be relied on to be an accurate and honest account of an authentic sighting of something unusual.

Here is one of the more interesting reports NUFORC has received recently:

Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Friday, @ 22:30 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife are asleep in their sailboat, which was anchored in Beauty Bay, located in the northeast corner of Lake Coeur d’Alene, when they were both suddenly awakened by bright light, streaming through the boat’s portholes.  Also, the boat was being jostled about, quite significantly.  The husband went on deck, and quickly observed that an object in the night sky was illuminating their boat with a very bright shaft of light.  The light suddenly extinguished, and then shot off at high speed.  Husband’s Report    Wife’s Report

The website will be updated again, upon Peter’s return from the conference in McMinnville, after May 15th.

Statement posted on Tuesday morning, May 10th, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPATE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 06TH, 2016

We have updated our website and database of sighting reports, as of this date, with the posting of ninety new reports, received since the afternoon of Friday, April 29, 2016. 

As we have reported in the past, our Center is being inundated with prank calls over our Hotline, and we suspect that the unfortunate trend has spilled over to those written reports that have been submitted recently via our Online Report Form.  Consequently, we always caution visitors to our website to be on the alert for reports that may be attempts to mislead the people who read them.  In attempt to improve a reader’s ability to assess whether a report is authentic, or not, we have begun a policy of indicating in the “Summary” box whether a report has been submitted by a source who remains anonymous.  We believe that those reports submitted by anonymous sources may be more suspect than those that are submitted by parties who identify themselves by name, and who provide accurate contact information. 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is one of several scheduled speakers who will present at McMinnville UFO Festival to be held in McMinnville, Oregon, from May 12-15, 2016.  Peter is scheduled to speak at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on Saturday, will speak on the “Phoenix Lights” event, focusing on the many reports he received, as that dramatic event was unfolding.

NOTICE

Since Peter will be out of town, and away from the NUFORC headquarters and Hotline, he will not be able to answer incoming telephone calls after Tuesday morning, May 10.  Hence, we would be most grateful if people would refrain from telephoning the Hotline, except for the most urgent and serious issues, and submit their sighting reports, using our Online Report Form.  Peter will monitor the Hotline as he travels, but he may not be able to respond to all but the most important messages.

Peter will also speak at the Ritzville (Washington) Public Library during July 2016.  The date is yet to be determined, but will be posted to our website, once it is announced.

INTERESTING REPORTS

We provide below links to several recent reports that have captured our attention in this week’s posting:

·         Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, @ 1200 hrs. (PDT)—A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps witnesses a cluster of disc-shaped craft hovering in the vicinity of Sky Harbor Airport.  The objects maneuvered relative to each other, suddenly formed into a straight line, and quickly disappeared from the sight of the witness.  Witness Report

·         Montreal, Missouri, Sunday, May 1st, 2016, @ 0201 hrs. (CDT)—A man’s game camera captures an image of two clusters of peculiar lights in the nearby forest.  We at NUFORC have no reason to believe that the lights are in any way UFO-related, but we find the lights to be of interest, in view of the report that appears below.  Witness Report

·         St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, @ 2135 hrs. (CDT)—A man reports witnessing a peculiar “stack” of four brilliantly bright red lights, which descend across the night sky at an estimated 45 degree angle to the horizon.  The lights disappear behind a nearby building.  Witness Report

We may post again on Monday, May 09th, 2016.

Posted on the afternoon of Friday, May 6th, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

We have updated the website as of this date, with the posting of 112 new reports, received since Friday afternoon, April 22nd

As you read the reports, please be on the look-out for reports that appear to be flawed, or which may be an attempt to slip a hoaxed report by our proof-reader.  If you detect an error, or encounter a sighting report that looks dubious, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report at our earliest convenience.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Director, is scheduled to speak at the McMinnville UFO Festival, sponsored by McMenamins Hotels, to be held in McMinnville, Oregon, during May 12-15, 2016.  The focus of the Festival this year is the dramatic “Phoenix Lights” event that occurred over the southwest United States on March 13, 1997, perhaps the most blatant and dramatic UFO event in the history of modern ufology.  The line-up of speakers can be seen here

Also, Peter is scheduled to make a presentation at the Ritzville, Washington, public library sometime in July 2016.  We will post more information about this event, once the date July has been set.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016.  Some of the reports that Peter will discuss appear below:

·         Alto, New Mexico, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, @ 2100 hrs. (MDT)—An adult female reports having witnessed a large triangle in the western sky, which exhibited three white lights in each of the corners of the triangle, and a blinking red light in the center of the ventral surface.  The object appeared to be trailed by a cluster of blinking white lights, and military aircraft appeared to the witness to be in proximity to the objects.  The object was approximately the size of a twenty-five cent piece, held at arm’s length.  Witness Report

·         South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, @ 1445 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a senior public servant, witnesses a peculiar gold-colored object, that appears suspended above nearby electrical power lines.  The object appeared to the witness to be spinning at high speed, and may have frightened a nearby flock of birds.  Witness Report

·         Ft. Collins, Colorado, Sunday, April 24, 2016, @ 0230 hrs. (MDT)—A security employee, who describes himself as a former senior DOD employee, witnesses an orange sphere in the distance.  It immediately draws his attention because it is moving at high speed, and parallel to the horizon.  The witness reports that the modern cell telephone system used by the security firm suddenly began to act bizarrely shortly after the event, and continued to do so for several hours.  Later in the morning, the telephone system appeared to restore itself to normal, and no faults could be found with the system. Witness Report

We will post again during the upcoming week. 

Posted on Friday evening, April 29, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

We have updated the homepage, with the posting of 96 new reports, received since April 15th.  Regarding the possibility of encountering flawed reports among the new postings, please see our statement below about prank telephone calls to our UFO Hotline.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of the recent deluge of prank telephone calls our Center has received recently over its UFO Hotline [(206) 722-3000], we may have to curtail receiving live calls over that line, at least temporarily. 

Since the first week of March, our Center has received approximately 800-1,000 prank calls from, typically, rude, impudent, and oftentimes foul-mouthed young trouble-makers, and this foolishness has begun to take a toll on our traditionally cheerful nature, and our willingness to continue to operate the hotline on a “live” basis.  Some of the repeat offenders we can “weed out” by monitoring Caller ID, but not all of them, and we simply no longer wish to be subject to this type of thoughtless, juvenile behavior. 

Consequently, we invite serious-minded callers to use our Hotline just as they normally would, but with the expectation of receiving a follow-up return call to a number, and at a time, that is convenient for them.  If you would please leave your name, your telephone number, and a brief, e.g. one sentence, description of your sighting, we will return your call as quickly as our schedule permits.  WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD PLEASE NOT LEAVE A LENGTHY, DETAILED, VERBAL DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SIGHTING ON THE ANSWERING SERVICE!  Rather, we would invite you to please submit a detailed written report, using our Online Report Form, as soon as possible, following your call.  Having the written report available when we place a return call will be helpful to us for asking the correct questions, when we finally speak with the witness.

We apologize for this new policy, but it is the only way we will be able to continue offering our service to the public. 

Also, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage parents and grandparents to monitor closely their children’s use of cell telephones.  We seriously doubt that parents would allow their children to behave in the manner that we have witnessed so many times, if only they knew what the children are doing with cell telephones.       

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his traditional weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, April 22, 2016.  Some of the reports that Peter will address appear below:

·         Seattle, Washington, Friday, April 22, 2016, @ 0030 hrs. (PDT)—A young woman and her boyfriend, while standing on their back porch, witness a black, unlighted, “seed-shaped” object, seen hovering in the nighttime sky (see drawing).  The object was difficult to see, until it moved closer to the full moon in the nighttime sky, at which time it seemed to be more prominent.  The object moved off slowly into the night sky.  Witness Report

·         Light, Arkansas, Thursday, April 21st, 2016, @ 2340 hrs. (CDT)—A professional driver, driving eastbound on Highway 412, observes a bright flash of light behind his truck, and his attention is suddenly drawn to an intensely bright light, visible in his rear-view mirror.  Within seconds of the initial sighting, a very bright white object streaks ahead of his truck on the left side, which appears to be “pulsing,” and it disappears into the night sky.  Witness Report

·         Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Saturday, April 16, 2016, @ 1800 hrs. (PDT)—A young woman, trained as an engineer, witnesses a dark, circular object, above downtown Vancouver, which she at first thought might be a balloon.  Then she realized that two men on the roof of a nearby multi-story building also were observing the object, and they seemed to be quite intrigued by it.  It was at about that time that the woman suddenly realized that there was something quite strange about the object, and the manner in which it was moving, and she awakened to the fact that the object was disc-shaped, and not shaped like a sphere.  Witness Report

We will update the website again, within the next 4-7 days. 

Posted Friday evening, April 22, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

Our webmaster is now back at his computer, following almost a week of travels, which allows us to update our website, this week.  We post almost 179 new reports, received since April 1st, together with a number of older reports, which for one reason or another, we have revised and updated. 

We have read all of the newly posted reports, but we intentionally have not edited them to the degree that we traditionally have done in the past.  Typically, a significant fraction of new reports have required major editing to make them comprehensible, a process that takes a great deal of our time, and one that we would like to avoid, if possible.  Hence, we would like to hear from regular visitors to our website whether careful editing seems to be necessary, in order for the reports to be worthwhile.

Also, we encourage visitors to our site to always be on the lookout for any oversights that have escaped our attention.  A constant stream of hoaxed reports are submitted to our Center, and we always attempt to delete, or “flag” them, but we suspect that there are flawed reports that escape our attention and slip through our system.  If a visitor to our site encounters what he/she believes may be a flawed report, please send a notice to director@ufocenter.com, and I will address the issue at my earliest convenience. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory, on Friday, April 15, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Some of the reports that Peter will address include those below:

·         Hayward, California, April 11, 2015, @ 2355 hrs. (PDT)—Just over a year ago, an adult male was driving across the San Mateo Bridge, when his van was filled with a blinding green light.  He looked out to the right side of his van, which is the side the light seemed to have emanated from, and witnessed a very large, green disc, which appeared to be pacing the driver’s van.  The witness reports that even though he got only a brief glimpse of the craft, he was able to get a very good look at its dorsal surface, and was surprised by the peculiar “electrical circuit” nature of the pattern. Witness Report

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·         Krotz Springs, Louisiana, Saturday, April 09, 2016, @ 2120 hrs. (local)—A group of eight adult witnesses were sitting in a campsite, when their attention was drawn to a peculiar strobing light, which appeared to be above the clouds.  At first, the object was strobing at an irregular rate, but after a minute or two, it became a bright, solid, unblinking light, and suddenly appeared to accelerate dramatically, and shoot off to the northwest.  At least one of the group of witnesses has a very responsible job as an emergency responder, with whom we spoke via telephone.  He sounded to us to be quite serious, and sober-minded. Witness Report

·         Corning, Arkansas, Sunday, April 10, 2016, @ 2230 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male witness reports having observed two triangular craft, which appeared to him to maneuver in the night sky independently of one another.  The craft radiated bright blue light, and at least the larger of the two craft had three lights in each of the corners of the triangle.  Witness Report

·         Ellsworth, Kansas, Wednesday, April 12, 2016, @ 2130 hrs. (CDT)—A husband and wife witness from their vehicle five very bright red, luminescent “orbs” in the night sky, which appeared to be “pulsing,” or “strobing.”  Husband’s Report    Wife’s Report

·         Wilson, Kansas, Wednesday, April 12, 2016, at 2140 hrs. (CDT)—A father and son, while driving due south near Wilson, Kansas, witness three distinctly yellow lights, which appeared to maneuver, and which overtook the witnesses’ car, as they drove at highway speed.  A few minutes later, the witnesses saw three more yellow lights, which then appeared to streak to the south.  (NUFORC is awaiting a written report from the witnesses.)

·         Lascar, Colorado, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, @ 11:00 hrs. (MDT)—An adult male, while driving along Interstate 25, at approximately Mile Marker 62, witnesses two luminous spheres, one yellow, and one orange, apparently resting on the ground in the middle of a field, where cattle were feeding.  Because the objects were one the ground, and not too distant from his location, he could estimate their size fairly accurately, he thought.  His impression was that they were approximately the size of beach balls.  Witness Report

We will post again, within the next few days.

Posted on Friday evening, April 15, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2016

We have updated our database of sighting reports, as of this date, with the posting of 116 new reports, received since the afternoon of Thursday, March 24th, 2016.  In addition, the new posting includes reports that have been posted in the past, and which we have amended or corrected, for one reason or another, over the past week.

We have been unusually careful in our proof-reading of the new reports, but we always recommend that visitors to our website always be on the lookout for cases that are flawed, or which might be hoaxes.  In some instances, it is very difficult to detect all of the latter type report, although we attempt to label those cases that we believe are questionable, as to their veracity.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, tonight, Friday, April 1st, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Some of the recent case Peter will discuss include the following:

·         Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, April 1st, 2016, @ 1:00 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male, age 74, was outside viewing the daytime sky, and admiring the “contrails” overhead behind high-altitude airliners, when his attention was drawn to approximately 70-80 (est.) white objects, seen maneuvering in the sky.  At first, the witness thought the objects might be geese or swans, or some other type of large white birds.  However, as they flew in the vicinity of the “contrails,” the witness quickly realized that they were above the “contrails,” and that they were moving in a manner that seemed to be atypical of birds’ flight.  All of the objects just suddenly disappeared!  Witness Report

·         Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,  Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, @ 22:15 hrs. (EDT)—A group of four young adults witness a cluster of orange lights, maneuvering in the nighttime sky.  Witness Report   Please see many other similar reports from Horry County, South Carolina and the photo at right.

·         Tucson, Arizona, Monday, March 28, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m. (MDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a former military pilot with thousands of hours of flight time, was sitting in front of his computer in his dining room, when the room suddenly became very dark.  His impression was that a very dark cloud was passing overhead, which was obscuring the sunlight.  He stepped outside, and witnessed an unusual and bright ball of light, which, according to the witness, performed some type of complex interaction with a nearby soaring hawk!  Witness Report

Posted on Friday evening, April 1st, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

\We have updated the database of sighting reports with the posting of 74 new entries, submitted to our Center since Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016. 

We encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for flaws in the reports, and reports that may be out-and-out hoaxes.  We believe that we have “filtered” the reports in such a fashion that has allowed us to detect, and delete, prank reports, but there is always the possibility that some errors, and flawed reports, may have escaped our attention.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport 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. (Pacific) on Thursday, March 24th, 2016.  During his appearance, Peter will briefly address several recent reports, which may include the following:

·         Meadow Creek, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, @ 2300 hrs. (local)—Over the course of 15-20 minutes,  husband and wife witness 9 red/orange objects pass overhead their home, which they succeeded in photographing.  The wife insists they were not so-called “Chinese” lanterns, citing the fact that they live in a very rural area, and noting that they have fire restrictions currently in force for their community.  Witness Report  Note:  NUFORC recognizes that the objects in the photos appear to be consistent with the appearance of “Chinese” lanterns.  However, the witness reports that the objects were traveling in a direction almost opposite that of the prevailing winds.  We do not know for certain what the objects are, and will pursue the case with the local news media, to see whether they might be aware of a launch of lanterns at the time, and on the date, indicated by the witnesses.  

·         Fairbanks, Alaska, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, @ 2100 hrs. (local)—A husband, wife, and their daughter, witness three orange, stationary, triangular-shaped objects, seen hovering in the nighttime sky.  The apparent size of the objects was equal approximately to that of the planet Venus or Jupiter.  The witnesses have pledged to send more reports, which describe the sighting in greater detail, as well as photos taken with a high-quality digital camera.  NUFORC will post the photos, when they arrive.  Witness Report

·         South Branch, New Brunswick, Monday, March 21st, 2016, @ 0500 hrs. (local)—A father reports that he was awaked by the baby monitor in his infant son’s bedroom, and went to the room, accompanied by their five grown dogs, to see what the matter was.  As the father tends to his son, he witnesses a tall, slender, black “entity” through a garage window.  The dogs began acting very strangely, the father reports, and seemed to be profoundly timid and frightened, and one of them attempted to hide itself under a piano, where it lay, trembling.  Witness Report

We will post more reports and photos, within the next several days.

Statement posted on Thursday evening, March 24th, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

We have posted approximately 134 new, or recently amended, UFO sighting reports to our website, as of this date. 

As always, we urge visitors to our site to exercise caution in what they accept as being believable, given that the body of reports may contain cases of misidentification, as well as occasional out-and-out attempts to hoax our Center with prank reports.  We have proof-read all of the reports we have posted, but there is always the likelihood that we may have missed detecting some errors, and suspect cases. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program: www.coasttocoastam.com, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, March 18, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  During his appearance, he will discuss the following reports:

·         Newport Beach, California, Friday, March 18, 2016, @ 00:00 hrs. (PDT)—A young woman, her mother, and the other members of their family, become aware of a very loud roaring sound, which seems to them to be emanating from the nighttime sky.  The roaring was so loud that it apparently set of many car alarms, and the witnesses felt it may have been related to the two extremely bright lights they witnessed in the sky during the event. Witness Report

·         Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, @ 06:00 a.m. (EDT)—A group of police officers, following their morning roll call, become aware of an extremely loud, low-pitched rumbling sound, which passed directly overhead their location.  The sound was loud enough to drown out their voices, as they attempted to keep talking, and the sound lasted for, they estimated, ten seconds, even though they witnessed nothing in the sky.  Witness Report

·         Adelaide, South Australia, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, @ 9:45 p.m. (local)—An adult male, sitting in an outdoor spa in his backyard, when he witnesses three triangular craft, flying in an unwavering triangular formation, streak across the visible sky in an estimated 5-8 seconds.  The witness works in the defense establishment in Australia, and is familiar with all types of aircraft.  He writes that the objects were not terrestrial military aircraft.  Witness Report

We will post again in the next several days.  We have been promised video and still photos by many witnesses, but very little of it has been submitted.  If we receive some of the promised items, we will post them during our next update.

Posted on Friday evening, March 18, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

We have updated our website as of this date, with the posting of 131 new, or recently amended, sighting reports. 

We have screened and proof-read the reports to the greatest extent that we are able to do, but there is always the likelihood that we have missed deleting, or properly labelling, reports that are flawed, or which are overt hoaxes.  Given the large number of prank telephone calls our Center has received recently over our UFO Hotline, we suspect that we may have received an unusually large percentage of reports that are intended to “spoof” us.  Consequently, visitors to our site are encouraged to be especially vigilant, this week.  In particular, one should be cautious in accepting, at face value, those reports that have been submitted by sources who choose to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information.  We traditionally attempt to label of those report submitted from anonymous sources.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear on the Jeff Rense Radio Program ((PLEASE LINK)) at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, March 11, 2016.  Peter and Jeff will host two groups of guests, to include a family who experienced a very dramatic sighting of orange “fireballs” above their home in West Topsham, Vermont, on the evening of Thursday, March 03, 2016.  An interesting aspect of the case is that all five members of the family heard a very loud “growling,” or “scraping,” sound, that appeared to emanate from the objects, as they passed overhead.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2   (ADDENDUM:  Please note that the time of second report should read “2030,” not “1230.”  PD)

The second set of guests who will appear are a husband and wife, who report having experienced a very dramatic sighting, in August 1978, of a disc, which hovered very close to them above their home in Santa Clarita, California.  Witness Report   NUFORC has posted to its homepage a very nice illustration, provided by the husband, who first witnessed the disc when it was still several blocks from his home.

Peter will also make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, March 11, 2016.  Peter will discuss a number of recent cases that have been submitted to NUFORC, over the past week.

We will update the site again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday afternoon, March 11, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 04TH, 2016

The NUFORC website has been updated, with our posting of approximately 110 new, or newly edited, UFO sighting reports. 

Given that the prank calls that we addressed in our update last week are continuing, and given that the prank communications may spill over to written reports, we encourage visitors to our website to be particularly cautious, while reading this week’s reports.  We always aspire to remove the obvious pranked reports, but there is always the possibility, and even likelihood, that some reports in the database are not accurate accounts of actual sightings.

INTERESTING RECENT REPORTS

Some of the recent reports are of particular interest, we believe, and we feature a number of them below:

·         West Topsham, Vermont, Thursday, March 03rd, 2016, @ 2030 hrs. (EST)—The husband/father of a family steps out onto the deck of their home, and he suddenly summons his family members outside to look at something unusual.  Five of the family members spend the next ten minutes observing two clusters of strange orange lights move rapidly overhead.  The display of lights overhead, they report, was accompanied by a peculiar noise that sounded like a snow plow scraping a roadway.  The objects were seen by another witness to the north of the family’s residence. Witness Report

·         Harbor Beach, Michigan, Monday, February 29, 2016, @ 2345 hrs. (EST)—A adult male, who describes himself as an experienced amateur astronomer, and a member of the Mutual UFO Network, witnesses a peculiar yellow light, which is out of place, he knew, in the nighttime sky.  The object suddenly streaks across the sky, stops, and then streaks vertically into the night sky, all in a matter of seconds. Witness Report

·         Edwards, California, on Monday, February 29, 2016, @ 1820 hrs. (PST)—Two adult males, traveling home from work, witness a red object, being trailed by a long string of yellow lights.  The object was approximately 30 degrees above the horizontal plane, and ahead of their vehicle, as they drove to the north.  One of the witnesses is a former senior non-commissioned officer in the U. S. Air Force.  There were other co-workers at the place of work who witnessed the object, as well.  Witness Report   Witness Sketch

·         Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, February 26th, 2016, @ 0050 hrs. (PST)—A husband and wife witness from the balcony of their apartment a strange, gray-colored object to the west of their location.  The object exhibited no lighting at all, and it moved slowly from north to south, and out of their sight.  Witness Report    Witness Sketch    Daytime Location Photo

·         Santa Clarita Valley, California, August 13, 1978, @ 1930 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife, while cleaning their swimming pool, witness a large disc, which hovered above their neighborhood for an estimated 45 seconds.  It was close enough that they were able to discern fine details on the surfaces of the disc.  Witness Report   Sketch Show at Right ->

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday, March 04th, 2016, in order to discuss some of the reports above, and perhaps others. 

We will post again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday evening, March 04th, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

We have updated the NUFORC website, with the addition to our database of approximately 105 new sightings, collected since the afternoon of Friday, February 19th, 2016.  We encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for flawed and prank reports, principally for reasons we address below.   

RECENT SPATE OF PRANK CALLS TO OUR UFO HOTLINE

Over the last two days, our Hotline has received well over 100 prank calls, placed principally, it seems to us, by young school age children.  Many of them simply call, and for some strange reason, say nothing, choosing to simply “hang” on the line silently.  Others spew offensive, sometime XXXX-rated, profanity, and then hang up.  Some of these “children” sound to us to be in their 20’s, 30’s, or even 40’s, a fact that we find particularly troubling.    

We mention this fact, principally because we would like the calls to stop.  Prank calls represent a major frustration for us, and they deduct a great deal of our time from other important tasks. 

We mention it also because we observe that there are many parents in our nation who seem not to be aware of what their children are doing with their respective cell telephones and computers, and/or don’t seem to care.  The problem is of such gravity that we believe that all parents should require their children to log every call made on their telephones, or demand to have access to an itemized monthly statement for each of their children’s telephones.

The problem seems to derived from a statement that was placed somewhere on the internet, which children have encountered, and which they follow in a lemming-like manner.  We are pursuing that lead, and may request net authorities pursue the issue.

In the final analysis, the nuisance of prank calls may cause us, in the near future, to alter the Hotline, such that it will no longer be answered by a live operator, but will allow callers to simply leave a message, and we will then return calls to callers who sound to us to be serious-sounding individuals.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM ((LINK)), hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), Friday, February 26, 2016.  Peter will discuss a few of the more interesting, and well documented cases, to include the following:

·         Auburn, Washington, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, @ 1850 hrs. (PST)—Two independent witnesses observe a cluster of distinctly yellow lights move rapidly from east to west across the local community.  One of the witnesses is an exceptionally experienced amateur astronomer.  Witness Report 1    Witness Report 2.  We feel duty-bound to add here that one message was found on social media, asserting that sky lanterns had been released nearby at a memorial service, on the evening in question.  However, the formation was seen to be moving against the prevailing winds, both surface and aloft, as reported by the local National Weather Service office.   Second Formation Photo    Vantage Point

·         Daimus, Spain, Friday, February 26, 2016, @ 01:15 hrs. (local)—Two adult witnesses report seeing two very large, triangular craft in the early morning sky.  The witnesses assert that as the craft moved across the sky, they abruptly came to a complete stop for perhaps 20-30 seconds, and then suddenly appeared to shoot vertically into the dark sky.  The witnesses assert that their impression was that each object was as large as an oil tanker ship. Witness Report

 We will post again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday evening, February 26, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE AND DATABASE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Our website has been updated, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 114 new sighting reports, received since the afternoon of February 11th, 2016. 

We have proof-read the new cases as carefully as we are able to do, amidst a busy schedule, but there still remains the possibility that some of those reports are flawed in one way or another.  Hence, we strongly recommend that as you read through the new reports, be on the alert for reports that appear to be defective, or which do not seem to “ring true,” for one reason or another.  In particular, we encourage the readers to exercise caution in accepting, at face value, those reports that have been submitted by individuals who elect to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information.  The absence of such data from a report can be, we observe, a cardinal sign that a report may be a hoax. 

WE CONGRATULATE THE COAST TO COAST AM RADIO AUDIENCE

During his weekly radio update on the Coast to Coast AM radio program on Thursday night, February 11th, Peter Davenport cited a number interesting sightings from southern California of a blue-green object, seen streaking from west to east.  We considered the possibility that the object was a meteor, but we could not be certain of that possibility, and Peter requested of the C2CAM listeners in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas submit reports, if they had seen the object.  In response to that appeal, many people submitted high-quality written reports, and one gentleman located, and sent to our Center, video footage that we believe resolves the case.  Based on the video footage, we conclude that the object almost certainly was a meteor.  We extend our gratitude to those COAST TO COAST listeners who submitted reports, and, in particular, to the gentleman who guided us to a 10-second long video clip, captured by a Doheny State Beach surf-cam, located near Dana Point, California.  The video leaves little doubt in our mind, but what the object was a typical bright meteor.  (Video to be posted soon.)

Peter will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM again tonight, Friday, February 19, 2016, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), and will talk about some interesting recent cases, to include those that follow here:

·         Hong Kong (China), Wednesday, February 17, 2016, @ 1944 hrs. (local)—While in flight at an altitude of 33,000 feet, an airline Pilot and his First Officer witness from their cockpit a strange blue light, that at first appeared to be stationary, and at a very high altitude.  After an estimated 2-3 minutes, the object began to move to the south, and its luminosity suddenly increased dramatically.  The pilot of a nearby airliner also reported the object over the radio.  Witness Report

·         Anchorage (Bear Valley), Alaska, Thursday, February 18, 2016, @ 20:45 hrs. (local)—A husband and wife witness a long, orange orb, seen floating in the sky near their rural home.  Witness Report 

·         Orlando, Florida, Sunday, February 14, 2016, @ 2020 hrs. (EST)—An adult female witnesses, and photographs, nine red/orange lights, drifting across the nighttime sky. Witness Report   Photo  

·         Thibodaux, Louisiana, Saturday, February 13, 2016, @ 2030 hrs. (local)—An adult male witnesses ten peculiar looking lights, with a red light at the leading edge of the objects, moving slowly across the sky.  At first, they were flying to the west, and then all suddenly turned to the north.  Witness Report   Photo

BREAKING NEWS

The International UFO Congress will wind up its week of UFO lectures in Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend.  Almost as if to celebrate the presence of the Congress there in Phoenix, a cluster of approximately ten, bright gold objects appeared over Interstate 10 at approximately 1845 hrs. (MST) on Friday night, February 19, 2016, just as we were updating our website.  We will post the written report from the witness, who reported to our Center over the Hotline that other people were looking at the objects, and at least one other witness managed to capture video footage of the objects.  The witness who called reported that they all disappeared suddenly, all at the same instant, which we believe tends to rule out the possibility of their being sky lanterns.

Also, here is a link we just received to a recent interview of Peter Davenport, conducted by Mr. Jimmy Jenkins, of NPR’s KJZZ station in Phoenix, in part to acknowledge the presence of the International UFO Congress in that city this weekend:  http://kjzz.org/content/267657/spot-ufo-call-hotline-report-it

We will update our site again, within the next several days.

Posted on Friday evening, February 19, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Our website has been updated, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 140 new written sighting reports, submitted via our Online Report Form since Friday of last week, February 5th.

In our haste to get some fascinating reports posted quickly, and in preparation for two radio programs, we probably have not proofread the reports as carefully as we always aspire to do.  Consequently, be on the alert for what appear to be prank reports, or flawed times and dates.  If you discover what you believe may be a flawed report, please send an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue quickly.

We have received many of what we consider to be unusually interesting and dramatic events, which we would like to call to the attention of visitor to our website:

·         Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thursday, February 04, 2016, @ 2300 hrs. (Mountain)—A husband is suddenly awakened from a sound sleep by what he perceived to be a “presence” in his bedroom.  Immediately after awakening, he notes that the room is filled with a red “fog,” which appears to him to be suddenly sucked out of the room, as if by a vacuum cleaner.  He attempts to wake his wife and dog, but is unable to do so.  Hearing a buzzing sound, he walks to the front door and opens it, only to see a blue- and chrome-colored, disc-shaped object hovering over his front yard.  The object just suddenly disappears from his sight.  Witness Report

·         Claysburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 6th, 2016, @ 1900 hrs. (Eastern)--While sitting on a ski lift, a father and his 14-year old son, who describe themselves as extremely experienced night sky watchers, witness two very bright, “star-like” objects move across the night sky, almost directly overhead.  At first, the witnesses assumed that the objects were satellites, although they were moving across the sky at a very high (angular) velocity, about three times that of a satellite in a typical low-Earth orbit, and they were converging rapidly.  The witnesses were even more surprised to see the objects suddenly stop, circle one another, and then go shooting back in the same direction from which they had just come.  Witness Report

·         Western United States, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, @ 0510 hrs. (Pacific)—Approximately 90 minutes after a Delta IV rocket was launched from Vandenberg AFB, witnesses from California, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada, report a number of very strange sighting events.  NUFORC initially assumed that the witnesses had recorded the incorrect time, and that they had witnessed the launch from Vandenberg.  However, subsequent investigation has satisfied us that the witnesses observed something very unusual, as further supported by the illustration provided by a witness in Lebanon, Oregon. Witness Report 1  Witness Report 2   Witness Report 3  Witness Report 4   See image to right.

·         Southern California, Thursday, February 11th, 2016, @ 0640 hrs. (Pacific)—Multiple witnesses in the Los Angeles and San Diego area witnessed a peculiar “blue-green” objects streak across the morning sky, lasting for an estimated 5-15 seconds.  The object may have been a long-duration meteor, but some of the reports provide information that make us wonder about that explanation.  Please see reports for the morning of February 11, 2016. 

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will present his weekly update on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, appearing on that program at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, February 12, 2016.  Peter will talk about the cases above, and about other items, as well.

Peter will appear on the Jeff Rense radio program on Friday night, February 12, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), and will be joined by at least three sets of witnesses, who will describe their sightings.

We will update the website again, within the next several days. 

Posted on Thursday night, February 11, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 4TH, 2016

The NUFORC database of sighting reports has been updated, with the posting of 106 new sightings, submitted since January 29th

With every updating, we encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for flawed sighting reports, most of all with regard to the times and dates indicated by the witnesses.  We always attempt to purge the reports of errors, and to label obviously hoaxed reports for what they are, but we know from experience that some errors can slip through our screening and proof-reading process.  If you encounter what you believe may be an error or a hoaxed report, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com and we will deal with the issue as quickly as possible.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, February 4th Peter will discuss a four or five recent reports, a few of which are featured below: 

·         Bolton (Lake George), New York, Sunday, January 24, 2016, @ 1649 hrs. (EST)—A commercial pilot, on a VFR flight that took him over Lake George, witnesses what at first he thought was a landing light on an approaching aircraft.  However, as his aircraft got closer to the object, the unidentified object appeared to the witness to change its color to red, or perhaps yellow, and it began to appear rectangular in shape.  Approximately 6 or 7 minutes after the witness first observed the object, it just suddenly vanished from his sight.  Witness Report

·         West Suffield, Connecticut, Sunday, January 31st, 2016, @ 2045 hrs. (EST)—A mother, while letting her dog out, suddenly becomes aware of five bright, very prominent orange lights, which move slowly across the night sky behind some nearby trees.  She calls her son out to look at the objects, which suddenly accelerate abruptly, and streak off into the north sky.  Mother’s Report    Son’s Report   Graphic Panel Provided by the WItnesses

·         Fife, Washington, Wednesday, February 03rd, 2016, @ 1900 hrs. (PST)—A family, driving south on Interstate 5 in Fife, located just north of Tacoma, has its attention suddenly drawn to a very bright green light, that illuminated the sky to their left.  The illumination lasted for approximately 3 seconds, and then occurred on two more occasions.  The father, who was driving, is an aviation mechanic in the aerospace industry, and states that he has never seen anything like it. Witness Report

We will update the website again, within the next several days.

Posted on Thursday night, February 04, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016

We have updated the website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 110 new, or recently amended, reports. 

We have proof-read the reports as carefully as possible, but as we always do, we encourage visitors to the NUFORC website to be on the alert for flawed or hoax reports, dates and time that don’t appear to match the text of the report, and other possible mistakes.  If you detect an error, please send the details of the report to director@ufocenter.com, and we will examine the report more carefully that we did upon our first inspection.

Some of the recent reports and issues that we would like to call to the special attention of visitors to our site appear below:

Orbs that appear to change colors:  Over the last several years, we have focused attention on the strange appearance of clusters of red and orange “fireballs.”  Interestingly, NUFORC has received a few reports recently about these peculiar orbs which appear to have changed colors.  One such report was just submitted regarding a sighting of just such an object in Amsterdam, New York, on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 2300 hrs. (Eastern). Witness Report  The witnesses managed to capture rather good video footage, which appears to show clearly the sudden color change of the object from green to red.  We will post this shortly.

Orbs that appear possibly to be ascribable to lanterns:  Some sightings of “orbs” appear to involve the launching of so-called “Chinese” lanterns, or “Sky lanterns,” which are powered by candles, or by other pyrotechnic devices.  Based on the photos that have accompanied a report from Huntington, Texas, Witness Report, for a sighting there on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, @ 2015 hrs. (Central), we wonder whether this report might be an example of such lanterns.  The objects in the photo seem to us to indicate a pyrotechnic device, illuminating a lighter colored envelope.  We cannot be certain what the objects are, but the quality of the photo is such, so as to make us wonder whether this might be a relatively rare example of lanterns.

Sonic shock waves over the East Coast:  On Thursday, January 28th, NUFORC received a number of reports from the east coast of peculiar sounding sonic “booms,” which seemed to some witnesses to shake the earth.  The events were reported by the press from a number of states along the eastern seaboard, and U. S. military sources quickly reported that the events had been caused by military aircraft, specifically U. S. Navy F-18’s and the newly introduced F-35’s, which apparently is undergoing field testing.  However, based on at least one of the reports submitted to our Center.   Witness Report ((Note:  Date is flawed in database, and should read January 28.)), we have come to question whether the description provided by the military provides the full story, and another gentleman, Mr. Kurt Story, has come to the same conclusion.  We provide below his analysis of the event:

((BEGIN TEXT OF ANALYSIS OF SONIC “BOOMS” OVER THE EAST COAST, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016, BY MR. KURT STORY.))

Description: This is an analysis of the details of a “sonic boom” event reported along the New Jersey coast and surrounding areas.  The shaking was reported to have occurred around 1:23:45 PM local time on January 28, 2016.  After initial reports of ground movement came in, the USGS determined this was not an earthquake, but originating in the atmosphere. They estimated that as many as 9 sonic booms were reported, which the U. S. Navy has since attributed to a supersonic flyover by two jets in Naval airspace, located approximately 14 miles offshore. 

However, when one digs deeper, this explanation doesn't adequately explain the facts.  To clarify the details, I have included a diagram. The diagram is based on the USGS ”Did you feel it?” map of the event, which recorded eyewitness shaking reports made to the USGS.  I should point out that people generally contact USGS to report an earthquake, not a loud sound.  In my personal experience with several low-altitude supersonic flyovers, I have heard a sharp sound/air blast, but felt no ground movement.  However, in this case, ground shaking was reported as far away as 70 miles from the Navy airspace, as shown on the map.

The effects and range of sonic booms has been carefully studied.  Ground width of the boom exposure area is approximately 1 statute mile (1.6 km) for each 1,000 feet (300 m) of altitude (the width is about five times the altitude); that is, an aircraft flying supersonic at 30,000 feet (9,100 m) will create a lateral boom spread of about 30 miles (48 km).  In this case, we have reports from as far away as 70 miles.  So if the sonic booms were generated offshore in Naval airspace, that means the boom width is twice that, or ~140 miles.  Plugging that value into the equation gives us an altitude of 140,000 feet.  This is more than twice the stated operational altitude of the F-35C, and 3.5X the operational altitude of the F-18.

Therefore, I find it rather difficult to accept the official Navy explanation, as it simply does not explain all the observational data.  Even at first glance, it's hard to imagine how two small aircraft could displace enough air to cause ground shaking 70 miles away!  All the observational data should be considered to find a better explanation, wherever the facts may lead us.

((END ANALYSIS))

We post this analysis, not because we believe the event was in any way related to the presence of a UFO, but rather, because the military statement about the incident does not appear to explain it adequately well.  The apparent discrepancy seems to suggest that other factors may have been involved, which are not dealt with by the military’s explanation. 

We would invite witnesses to the event to submit reports, using our Online Report Form, found elsewhere on our website.

We express our gratitude to Mr. Story for his having shared the analysis with NUFORC, and for his having allowed us to share it with visitors to our website.

We will update the site again within the next several days.

Posted Friday night, January 29, 2016


 

NUFORC DATABASE AND WEBSITE UPDATED ON JANUARY 23RD, 2016

 

We updated our database of sighting reports on Wednesday, January 20, and we do so again, as of this date.  We have posted approximately 130 sighting reports, received since January 14th, 2016. 

 

We believe we’ve done a fairly credible job of proof-reading this batch of new reports, but there is always the possibility that we may have overlooked flawed and hoaxed reports.  As a result, we always encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for reports that may be defective, or which may be attempts to mislead the reader.

 

We highlight below a few of the reports, which we believe deserve special attention of visitors to our website:

 

·         Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saturday, June 07th, 1980, @ 1300 hrs. (Central)—A group of high school students, university undergraduates, and at least on Ph.D., sight a strange, metallic-looking object, seen hovering above a nearby empty field.  They are so “taken” by its appearance that they exit the restaurant where they are having lunch, in order to get a better look at the object, and satisfy their curiosity as to its nature. Witness Report

 

·         Tacoma, Washington, Friday, January 22nd, 2016, @ 2355 hrs. (Pacific)—An adult male, who describes himself as a pilot, among other talents, witnesses a fireball fly by his residence near Interstate 5 in Tacoma, Washington.  He estimated it was at an altitude of 500 feet, and traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour.  Witness Report

 

·         Hoquiam, Washington, Friday, January 22nd, 2016, @ 1900 hrs. (Pacific)—Four witnesses observe a total of seven orange objects pass overhead.  The objects appeared to maneuver, and several of them suddenly accelerated and shot up into the night sky.  Witness Report

 

·         Asheville, North Carolina, Thursday, January 21st, 2016, @ 1130 hrs. (Eastern)—A postal employee witnesses a circular object pass overhead, and suddenly disappear from his sight.  A second person witnesses the same object from a different location.  Witness Report

 

We will post again within the next several days, and will share some video and still photos that have been promised to us, but which have not arrived yet, at the time of this posting.

 

Posted on Saturday afternoon, January 23rd, 2016.


ABBREVIATED UPDATE OF NUFORC WEBSITE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

We have updated the database of sighting reports, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 70 newly received reports.  We will update again, within the next several days.

Because of our haste in posting new reports, we have not proof-read them as carefully as we traditionally like to be able to do.  Consequently, there is a high likelihood that there are a number of reports that are hoaxes, cases of mistaken identity of terrestrial objects, and reports of celestial bodies, i.e. stars and planets.  If you encounter a report that is obviously not of a “bona fide” UFO, please feel free to send an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue quickly.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Thursday night, January 14, 2016.  Peter will discuss several cases, which include the following two reports:

·         Camp Mackall/Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, September 13, 2010, @ 23:30 hrs. (Eastern)—A Special Forces instructor, his assistant instructor, and a group of candidate trainees witness the huge, dark triangle depicted at right pass silently overhead.  Witness Report

·         Las Vegas, Nevada, Tuesday, January 05, 2016, @ 21:35 hrs. (Pacific Standard Time)—A former law enforcement officer witnesses a very large triangular object above the Santa Fe Casino.  The object was hovering motionless, and silently. Witness Report

We will post again, within the next several days.

Posted Thursday night, January 14, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2015

Although we updated our website on Tuesday of this week, we do so again on this date, in order to post the most recent reports, prior to Peter’s appearance on two radio programs on Friday evening, January 08th.  

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter will make his monthly appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday night, January 08, 2016.  Jeff and Peter will host two guests, whose reports are summarized, and linked to, below:

·         Bahamas (near; at sea on a cruise ship), Monday, December 28, 2015, @ 19:45 hrs. (local)—A father and his two teenage sons, looking out over the ocean from their private cabin, witness a yellow light in the distance, which suddenly appears to approach the cruise ship they are aboard.  The light draws to within an estimated 100 feet of the ship, both vertically and laterally, and then accelerates from a dead stop, to gone over the horizon, within approximately 60 seconds. Witness Report

·         Adak, Alaska, (at sea aboard a fishing vessel) August 08th, 1996, @ 02:30 hrs. (local)—A deckhand, the boat’s skipper, and a number of other on-S125121board personnel, witness a huge object hovering in the vicinity of their fishing vessel.  Witness Report

A few other reports caught our attention, which are linked to below, together with illustrations:

·         Woodbury, Minnesota, Sunday, January 03rd, 2016, @23:00 hrs. (Central)—An adult male has his attention drawn to flashing lights outside his bedroom window.  He looks out his window and witnesses a triangular shaped craft, with strobing pink and blue lights on its ventral surface.  His rendering is shown to the right.   Witness Report   

·         Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 05, 2016, @ 20:10 hrs. (Eastern)—An adult male, who is a former U. S. Navy officer, witnessed an estimated 8-10 orange-colored lights cross the nighttime sky.  He estimates that they covered the entire sky in 5-8 minutes.  Witness Report    Witness Photo

Peter will also appear on Coast to Coast AM at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, January 08th, 2016, with a guest host, who will replace George Noory.  Peter will discuss some of the cases above, and perhaps a few recent trends in ufology.

Posted Friday night, January 08, 2016.


NUFORC IS BACK TO A NORMAL OPERATING SCHEDULE

At our last posting, on December 22nd, we requested that visitors to our site make every effort to refrain from placing all but the most urgent calls to our UFO Hotline over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  It appears that most people heeded our request, for which we are grateful!  The volume of telephone calls diminished to the point at which we were able to handle them conveniently during our travels, and the volume of written reports seems to have continued unabated.  Thank you, one and all, for your co-operation on the matter!!  That co-operation made our Holiday much more enjoyable, while we were still able to provide citizens a means for submitting descriptions of their respective sightings during late December 2015.

NUFORC SITE UPDATED ON JANUARY 5TH, 2016

With this update, we have posted 332 new, or newly amended, reports, received by our Center since the morning of December 22nd, 2015.  We have proof-read them as carefully as possible, but we would counsel visitors to our website to be on the alert for errors, cases of mistaken identification, and out-and-out hoaxes.  If a visitor encounters what he or she believes may be a flawed report, please e-mail a comment to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

RE-ENTERING SATELLITE ABOVE THE PACIFIC COAST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND, 2015

We are grateful to all those individuals in California, Nevada, and Utah for the reports they submitted about the dramatic “fireball,” which was seen streaking over California at approximately 6:05 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time), on Tuesday night, December 22nd, 2015.  Thanks to the fine work of Mr. Ted Molczan, an amateur satellite “tracker,” based in Canada, we now know that the object was a returning piece of space debris.  Several people captured the object on video.  With Mr. Molczan’s permission, we post below his January 04, 2016,message to NUFORC:

BEGIN COPIED E-MAIL, SUBMITTED BY MR. TED MOLCZAN, AMATEUR SATELLITE RESEARCHER

Happy New Year, Peter!

There were numerous reports and videos of sightings from California, Nevada, and Arizona, of the re-entry of 2015-080B/41178, on 2015 Dec 23, near 02:10 UTC (Dec 22 18:10 PST).  It was the rocket body of the recent launch of Progress MS-01.  It was the model 11S510, which has an empty mass of 2410 kg.

Two of the many videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzLFVe7cv0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQtUgG24Nbg

The AMS received 59 fireball report:

http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2015/4097

If you received reports from Thailand and neighboring countries, of a meteor-like object seen on Jan 2, just before dawn (6:36 AM), that was the re-entry of 2015-074C / 41107, which was the second stage of the Zenit-2SB rocket, that launched Russia's Elecktro-L 2 satellite. Its empty mass was 8900 kg.

Best regards,

Ted Molczan

END COPIED E-MAIL

We express our gratitude to Mr. Molczan, and to the other volunteers with whom he works to provide accurate data about satellites and re-entering space debris.

REPORTS OF “FIREBALLS” CONTINUE INTO THE 2016

For more than a decade, our Center has attempted to call to the attention of the public the frequent reports of clusters of red, orange, and yellow fireballs…a phenomenon which appears to us to have suddenly increased in magnitude, beginning in approximately late May 2012.  If anything, the frequency of such reports has increased over the last 3-4 years, and the approximately 289 new reports we post, as of this date, appear to be evidence of that fact.    

We have not counted the reports in this posting that allude to these colorful “orbs” or “fireballs,” but we estimate that type of report constitutes easily half of the reports for the last two months, and we believe ranges to as high as 70-80 percent of them.  What makes the reports of keen interest to NUFORC, and to other UFO organizations, as well, is that no one understands what the fireballs are, or where they come from.  The only possible prosaic explanation we can imagine is that the objects are so-called “Chinese” lanterns, but in many cases, the objects are reported to be “drifting” in a direction that is counter to that of the prevailing local wind at altitude.  If that is the case, then the objects are self-propelled, which rules out the possibility that they could be lanterns.

For the interest of visitors to our website, we feature below several examples of the fireball reports:

·         Spring Hill, Tennessee, Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, @ 9:30 p.m. (local)—A women witnesses, and video tapes, a cluster of orange lights seen hovering above her apartment building.  Witness Report   If you watch the following videos, and find profanity-laced descriptions of the objects, please turn off the sound on your computer Witness Video 1    Witness Video 2

·         Abbotsford, Canada, Thursday, December 31, 2015, @ 8:30 p.m. (Pacific)—A Canadian air traffic controller witnesses 10-15 distinctly yellow fireballs move slowly across the southern nighttime sky.  He estimated that they were in the vicinity of Bellingham, Washington State, but he could not be certain of their distance from his vantage point.  In a telephone conversation with NUFORC on January 05th, 2016, the witness averred that the objects might have been “sky” lanterns, released at a celebration, but that he had no objective data as to their nature.    

·         Bear, Delaware, Sunday, December 20, 2015, @ 9:45 p.m. (Eastern)—An adult male witnesses, and captures on video tape, approximately 20 red “fireballs” move across the nighttime sky.  One of the fireballs is alleged by the witness to have moved across the sky at a velocity significantly higher than that of the other objects.   Witness Report    Witness Photo

We will feature more of reports of these strange “fireballs,” when we update the NUFORC website later this week. 

Posted on Tuesday night, January 05th, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED MONDAY, DECEMBER 21ST, 2015

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 50 newly received reports.  We have attempted to proof-read the reports thoroughly, but there is always the possibility that the reports may contain errors, or may be hoaxes that we have not detected.  Hence, be on the alert for errors, as you read through the posted material.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be out of town for the next several days over the Christmas Holiday.  Hence, he will not be available to answer the Hotline [(206) 722-3000] until his return, a few days after Christmas.  Consequently, we would be most grateful if people would refrain from telephoning the Hotline, except for the most urgent purposes.  Peter will monitor the Hotline remotely, and will return calls, if possible, as he travels, but it may take several days for him to return calls. 

RADIO APPEARANCE ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Peter is scheduled to make a brief appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Christmas Eve, December 24th.  Peter will be broadcasting from North Pole, Alaska, where he will be monitoring the Santa Claus residence and workshop for any unusual activity…

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015.  Our next update will occur on approximately December 30th


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015

We have posted to our database of eyewitness reports 111 new, and recently amended, sighting reports, received since Thursday of last week, December 10th, 2015.  As visitors to our site read the reports, we request that they keep on the alert for defective or hoaxed reports.  If you find what you believe is an error, or a hoaxed report, please send a not to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as we can.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 17th, 2015.  Peter will discuss some of the recent cases that have been submitted to NUFORC over the past week.  We include below a report that arrived, just as we were updating of the website, which Peter will discuss during his appearance on the program:

Date:  12/17/15

Time:  18:50

Duration:  7 minutes

Sighting City:  Madison

Sighting State:  Mississippi

Sighting Zip:  39110

Sighting County:  Madison

Witnesses:  4

Shape: Sphere

Number of Craft: 6

 

190 Description: The lead mechanic for ((deleted—an aviation company)) in Madison, MS, came inside the FBO and requested that all the employees on staff step outside to witness the objects.

 

We initially saw five, red, spherical objects in the western sky, traveling southbound at a rapid but steady pace. (The objects were approximately two hand widths vertical distance from ground level). The red light on the objects was not blinking.  

 

All of the objects began to disappear (their red lights faded slowly, as if burning out) once they all reached the same point in the sky.  

 

A sixth and final object emerged, appearing to lag behind the initial objects but heading in the same direction and traveling at the same approximate speed.  It, too, disappeared once it reached the same point in the sky.  

 

The entire event lasted between four and seven minutes.  The sighting was witnessed at an airport by personnel who have had numerous years in and around aircraft.  This was not typical aircraft behavior.

 

Lights On Object: Yes

Also, Peter is scheduled to make an appearance on Coast to Coast AM again, next Thursday, December 24th, and will be broadcasting from NORTH POLE, ALASKA!  Peter plans to monitor very closely Santa’s Workshop, located in North Pole, and expects to report any activity that may be seen to occur there on Christmas Eve… Young children who are up late, and who may be anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus, are encouraged to tune in to the program!

We will post again next Monday night. 

Posted on Thursday evening, December 17th, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2015

We have posted 99 new, and newly revised, reports, received since the evening of December 4th

We have proof-read the reports to the best of our ability, but there may still be errors in the new reports, so we always encourage visitors to our site to be on the lookout for flawed reports and possible hoaxes.  Also, be alert for reports of the three bright planets in the eastern morning sky, and for sightings of the star, Sirius, in the southeast sky, beginning in the late evening, and continuing until morning.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss several of the more interesting and dramatic sightings that have occurred over the past week.

Peter will appear on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Friday night, December 11th, at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific).  Jeff and Peter will host several sets of guests who were witness to the dramatic events that were reported from the Pacific Northwest, and from other states, during the evening of Friday, December 4th, 2015.  Written reports for many of the telephoned reports are among those we have posted to our website, with this posting.

We will update our website again next week.

Posted on Thursday evening, December 10th, 2015.


NUFORC UPDATES HOMEPAGE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2015

We updated the website yesterday, December 03rd, but, in part, because there were some errors and omissions in that earlier posting, we have elected to update again today.   We have posted approximately 20 new sighting reports, submitted since yesterday, and approximately 40 older reports that have been more extensively proof-read and revised during that same time period.    

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter is scheduled to appear with the program host, George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, December 4th.  The program can be accessed across the U. S. on major AM radio stations.  Peter will discuss a few of the more interesting recent sighting reports, to include those which are featured below:

·         Copperas Cove, Texas, Thursday, December 03, 2015, @ 20:10 hrs. (Central)—An adult female, driving north on Texas Highway 116, witnesses an orange light in the eastern sky, which appears to split into at least three similar looking objects.  She continued to watch the objects, and others, maneuver in the night sky for at least another 20 minutes.  Witness Report

·         Edgewood, New Mexico, Thursday, December 03, 2015, @ 17:45 hrs. (Mountain)—An adult female, driving east on Interstate 40, witnessed a very bright ball of light streak from the eastern sky, to the northeastern sky, in approximately 3 seconds.  Her family members reported hearing sonic reports in Edgewood.  Witness Report

We will update the site with more reports and illustrations during the upcoming week. 

Statement posted on Friday evening, December 04th 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE IS UPDATED ON THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 03RD, 2015

We have updated the website, with the posting of approximately 95 newly received eyewitness reports, plus approximately 40 amended reports. 

As you read the recent reports, please be on the lookout for flawed, or hoaxed, reports.  Most of the reports that we consider to be something other than serious reports we have not posted, with a few exceptions of properly qualified and labelled examples.  However, there is always the possibility that we may have missed some flawed reports, in our haste to proof-read and post the new cases.  Consequently, there may be some in the database that have escaped our attention.  If you find what you believe to be a flawed report, please call it to our attention by sending a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as possible.

REPORTS OF THE MORNING PLANETS, AND OF “SIRIUS” IN THE LATE EVENING SKY

Our Center is receiving many reports of the three bright planets, which currently are visible in the early morning eastern sky.  Many of the reports we have posted, as an example of what people are seeing, and reporting.  Please refrain from reporting these three bright objects in the morning sky!  They are planets, and not alien spacecraft!! 

Also, as the northern hemisphere gets deeper into the winter months, the very bright star, called “Sirius,” or the “Dog Star,” is becoming visible ever earlier in the southeastern sky during the mid- and late part of the evening.  It gives off a vividly bright chromatic display, principally red, blue, and green light, but it, like the morning planets, is not a genuine UFO.  Hence, please refrain from reporting it to our Center!  All of these reports of planets and of “twinkling” stars are taking a great deal of our time, and they have become a burden. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM with its host, George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Firday night, December 4th, 2015.  Peter will discuss several recent cases. 

“FIREBALL” REPORTS

This is a phenomenon that we have been attempting to bring to the attention of the world community, and the reports appear not to be diminishing in frequency.  We received a very nice report from the Missouri Investigators Group, based in Columbia, Missouri, of a sighting of just one of these events, which occurred at 5:52 p.m. (Central) on November 23RD, 2015, and which we would like to feature here.  Witness Report   Photo 1   Photo 2.   We express our gratitude to the Missouri Investigators Group for sharing the case and the photos!

Statement posted on Thursday night, December 03rd, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015. 

We have updated the website and database of sighting reports as of November 26, 2015.  Please be on the lookout for errors and flawed reports, given that our vacation schedule has provided us with only limited time for proof-reading.  We suspect that there probably are a number of errors, and cases of mistaken identity, among the reports we have posted today.

RADIO PROGRAM

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday night, November 26th, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting cases that have been submitted recently.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the visitors to our website a Happy Thanksgiving, with hopes that everyone is able to enjoy the day with family and friends! 

Posted on Thursday morning, November 26th, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED AGAIN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

We updated the website yesterday, November 19, and we do so again today, in preparation for Peter’s appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, November 20th, 2015.  Peter and Jeff will host three sets of guests, whose written sighting reports can be accessed from the links below:

·         Harmonyville, Pennsylvania, on Monday, November 16, 2015, @ 19:30 hrs. (EST)—A husband and wife witness a cluster of approximately 11 orange lights, moving across the sky from northwest to southeast.  The husband is a licensed private pilot, and states that he’s never seen anything like what the two of them saw.  The witnesses have provided two photographs, taken from the internet, which they report are very similar to what they witnessed.  A close up is shown to the right and a full shot can be seen here.   Witness Report

·         Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, @ 20:50 hrs. (MST)—An adult male witnesses a dramatic display of “square” yellow/orange lights in the western sky. Witness Report

·         Mitchell, South Dakota, on October 23, 2013, @ 20:50 hrs. —A husband and wife witness a strange light above the interstate highway, which alarms them.  Later that evening, they witness a similar light above their farm, which splits into two separate lights.  Witness Report

Statement posted Friday afternoon, November 20th, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

e have updated our website, with the posting of approximately 460 new, and newly amended, sighting reports, received since November 07th.  As visitors to our website read the reports, we encourage them to be on the lookout for errors and hoaxed reports, and for cases of obvious misidentification of celestial bodies.

The majority of the new reports are descriptions of the very dramatic missile launch that occurred off the coast of California at approximately 6:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday night, November 07th, 2015.  Even though the event clearly was not related to a UFO sighting, we decided to post those reports, nevertheless, in order to illustrate the diversity of reports that were submitted in response to the same event. 

Although most witnesses to the event did a commendable job of reporting the event accurately, many entered the wrong date and time, the direction the witnesses were facing (west), the direction the missile was traveling (north), and even the color of the exhaust (white, then blue-green).  The event serves to illustrate the difficulty that UFO investigators have in their attempt to obtain accurate and reliable data from eyewitnesses, and how crucially important it is for eyewitnesses to record their respective sightings accurately, in order that another person will be able to understand clearly what an object or event looked like, as it was observed by the initial witness(es).

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, November 19th, 2015.  Peter will discuss several recent reports, to include sighting in North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Peter is scheduled to appear on the Jeff Rense radio program at 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, November 20, 2015.  Jeff and Peter will host a number of witnesses to sightings that have occurred over the last month. 

We will update our site again soon, probably at some time over the upcoming weekend, to include illustrations and photos that have been submitted to NUFORC, in support of written reports. 


NUFORC WEBSITE PARTIALLY UPDATED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

In preparation for a radio appearance on Thursday evening, November 12th, we have updated our website with the posting of approximately 130 eyewitness reports, received since November 6th, 2015.  However, those 130 reports represent only approximately one quarter of the unusually large number of reports we have received over the past week, a result principally of the launch of an ICBM missile off the coast of California by the U. S. Navy submarine, the USS Kentucky, on Saturday night, November 07th, 2015, at approximately 5:55 p.m. (Pacific).  The remainder of the reports will be posted within the next 1-2 days, as soon as we are able to proof-read them.

Because we’ve performed a relatively hasty job of proof-reading the posted reports, it is particularly important the visitors to our website be on the alert for flawed or misleading reports.  If you encounter a report that you believe may be flawed, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will re-examine the report for accuracy.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, will make his weekly appearance on the radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, November 12th, 2015.  The program is carried by most major AM stations across the U. S.  Some of the reports that Peter may address during tonight’s program include the following:

·         California (Pacific Ocean), Saturday, November 07th, 2015, @~5:55 p.m.—Seemingly reliable news reports have confirmed the fact that a U. S. Navy submarine, reportedly the USS Kentucky, conducted a test firing of an ICBM missile off the coast of California.  We have posted perhaps 50 or 100 of the approximately 250-300 written reports we have received about that event.  In March 1998, our Center received approximately 30 reports of another submarine ICBM launch off the east coast of Florida that took place on Saturday, the 07th of that month.  In that instance, two missiles were fired in rapid sequence, and both were visible simultaneously in the night sky.  Those earlier reports can be accessed among the reports for March 1998

·         Tucson, Arizona, Friday, March 14, 1997, @ ~1:10 a.m. (local)—Approximately 3-4 hours after the so-called “Phoenix Lights” sightings had ended, an adult male witnesses in his front yard a tall, bipedal, human-like creature, with a large head, which approaches, and attempts to enter, the witness’s home.  The creature then jumps over a nearby fence, and disappears in the night.  The witness reports that shortly after watching the creature leave his yard, he witnessed a disc rise out from a nearby field and pass close to his home. Witness Report

·         Odessa, Washington, March 17, 1969, @ ~8:00 p.m..—We alluded to this report in our posting on November 06th, but we have received the illustration below and a hand-drawn map from the witness..   

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We will update the website again within the next several days.

Posted Thursday evening, November 12, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2015

The NUFORC website has been updated as of Friday, November 06, 2015, with the posting of 192 sighting reports, received since the afternoon of Thursday, October 29th.

We have proof-read the reports as carefully as our time has allowed, but there is always the possibility that errors and flawed reports may have slipped through our screening process.  Consequently, we urge visitors to our website to be on the alert for possible flaws, as they read through the reports.

RADIO APPEARANCE ON NOVEMBER 06, 2015

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday evening, November 06th, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone).  Some of the reports that Peter will discuss are the following:

·         Odessa, Washington, Monday, March 17, 1969, @ ~20:00 hrs. (Pacific)—A large number of people at a birthday party witness a very large metallic looking, disc-shaped object hover over several local houses, including the home where the birthday celebration was taking place.  Some of the attendees decided to follow the object, and they saw it land in a local field.  Witness Report

·         Portland, Tennessee, Tuesday, November 03, 2015, @ 18:40 hrs. (Central)—An adult male, who describes himself as being former military, at one time attached to military Special Operations commands, reports witnessing a dull gray, triangular craft, that seemed to respond to the presence of the witnesses, who flashed their automobile headlights at it.  The object suddenly accelerated and streaked off in the night sky, as two what appeared to be military F-18 fighter aircraft approached the area, apparently which were flying directly toward the object.  Witness Report

COMMENT ABOUT THE THREE PLANETS CURRENTLY VISIBLE IN THE MORNING SKY—Many people have reported witnessing the three bright objects in the early morning eastern sky, and many have questioned whether they are, in fact, planets.  Hence, we provide below a short video, available through NASA Science News, which addresses the dramatic display of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars, visible from as early as 2:00 a.m., to as late as sunrise.  We hope that this will resolve the issue of what the three bright objects are.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCuQXGCuiPo&feature=youtu.be 

We will update the NUFORC website within the next several days.

Posted Friday night, November 06, 2015. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015

We have updated our website, with the posting of approximately 300 new, or newly revised, sighting reports, received since the afternoon of Friday, October 16th.  All of the new reports have been proof-read, to at least a limited degree, but please be on the lookout for errors, in particular with regard to dates and times listed for the sightings. 

Also, we receive many reports from individuals who wish to remain totally anonymous, and who provide no contact information, something which always raises questions about a case.  Consequently, we encourage visitors to our site to maintain a certain degree of skepticism over those reports, which are “flagged” with comments from the proofreader. 

PUBLIC PRESENTATION BY PETER DAVENPORT

Peter has been invited by the Harrington, Washington, Public Development Authority to give a benefit presentation about his work in the field of ufology.  The presentation is open to the public, and will be held at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, October 30th, 2015, in the upstairs of the remodeled Harrington Opera House in downtown Harrington.  Donations to the HPDA may be made during the presentation.  More details are available on the Harrington, Washington, website.  Peter will hand out material to attendees, one of which is this informal “short list” summary of some of the more interesting cases he has processed during his tenure as Director of the National UFO Reporting Center. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Thursday, October 29th, 2015.  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting cases that have been submitted over the last week.  One of the cases he will discuss is a report submitted by a former fighter pilot, who experienced a very interesting interaction in 1959 with a strange object over West Germany, while flying an F-86 “D” on a routine patrol in 1959.  His report can be read here.

We will update our site, to include some interesting photos and videos, in the next several days.

Posted on Thursday afternoon, October 29th, 2015.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16, 2015

We have updated our website, with the posting of 186 new sighting reports, received by our Center since the afternoon of October 09th.  Please bear in mind that those reports 

We always recommend that people be alert to the possibility that a report may be flawed, or it possibly may be an out-and-out hoax.  Flaws to be on the lookout for, in particular, are errors in the date and time of a sighting, given that many people fail to note that the date changes at midnight.  Also, some of the reports, which indicate an time in the early morning, may be of the three prominent planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars, which currently are quite prominent in that part of the sky, until sunrise.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center 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. (Pacific) on Friday night, October 16, 2015.  The program is accessible in most areas of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, over major AM radio stations.  Peter will discuss some of the most interesting cases that have been submitted to our Center in the recent past, to include a few reports of sightings for the evening of Friday, October 16.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

We have received a number of interesting photos and videos recently, and we will post a few of them when we next update the website.

Posted on Friday evening, October 16, 2015.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 09TH, 2015

Our website has been updated today, with the posting of 151 new sighting report, received by our Center since October 2nd

As you read the reports, please be on the lookout for flawed reports.  If you encounter a report which you believe may be flawed, or which may be a hoax, or a description of a prosaic terrestrial event, please call it to our attention by sending a message to director@ufocenter.com.  We will address the issue, at our earliest convenience.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport will make his monthly appearance on the Jeff Rense radio program on Friday night, October 09th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific).  Jeff and Peter will host at least two sets of guests, who experienced sightings of unusual objects in both Fresno and Martinez, California, on Thursday, October 08th, 2015.  Their reports are linked to below:

·         Fresno, California, Thursday, October 09, 2015, @ 1005 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife witness an estimated 30-40 peculiar looking, “dark” objects hovering in the vicinity of the Fresno-Yosemite Airport.  The husband is former military, and a long-time public employee.  The objects were visible for only an estimated 20 seconds.  Husband’s Report    Wife’s Report    Witness Illustration

·         Martinez, California, Thursday, October 09, 2015, @ 2300 hrs. (PDT)—Two adults, a male and a female, report having witnessed a huge, triangular-shaped craft, which “blotted out” the sky above their heads.  The male witness is a former member of the Civil Air Patrol, and also was a member of “NICAP,” a UFO investigative organization.  Witness Report

Peter also 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 night, October 09th.  Peter will discuss several of the most interesting recent sightings.

We will update the website again in the next several days. 

Posted on Friday afternoon, October 09th, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2015

Following shortly after our website update on September 29th, we have posted another 67 newly submitted reports. 

Included in the reports we post as of today’s date are a number of sighting reports from the evening of Sunday, September 27th, which occurred during the lunar eclipse of that date, and which initially were posted with times indicating sightings during morning hours.  Our Center continues to receive intriguing reports of sightings that allegedly occurred during the lunar eclipse, and we would welcome any additional reports from witnesses to similar events in the U. S., and around the globe, for that date.

RADIO APPEARANCE ON OCTOBER 02ND, 2015

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, to give and update of some of the more interesting cases that have been submitted to NUFORC since the afternoon of September 24th.  We feature, and link to, some of those reports below, which Peter may touch on during his 3-4 minute interview:

·         Austin, Texas, on Friday, October 02nd, 2015, @ 0436 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male reports that as he was driving to work, the engine of his vehicle stopped, and all the lights on his instrument panel extinguished.  The driver became aware of a very bright light, “many times the size of a full Moon,” which he photographs.  After the object disappeared the witness was able to start his vehicle.  Witness Report   Photo

·         Henderson, Nevada, Monday, September 28th, 2015, @ 2317 hrs. (MDT)—An adult female, who describes herself as a helicopter pilot, reports witnessing a V-shaped/triangular object streak across the nighttime sky.  Witness Report

·         Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Monday, September 28, 2015, @ 2020 hrs. (EDT)—An adult female reports witnessing approximately 10 orange lights, as they drift from south to north in the western sky.  Witness Report    Video 1    Video 2

·         Glen Ellyn, Illinois, on Friday, September 25, 2015, @ 2010 hrs. (CDT)—Three family members allegedly witness a cluster of an estimated 10-20 orange lights move across the night sky, and disappear from their sight after approximately 5 minutes.  Witness Report    Photo 1   Photo 2

Posted Friday night, October 02nd, 2015. 


RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to appear on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Tuesday night, September 29th, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific).  Jeff and Peter will host one guest, who, together with his wife, experienced a quite dramatic sighting of an object over Paso Robles, California, as they were outside to view the eclipse of the so-called “blood” Moon on Sunday night, September 27th.

We have posted approximately 135 new written reports, received by NUFORC since September 24th.  As visitors to our website read the reports, we ask that they keep alert for flawed reports.  We already know that there are several reports for the evening of September 27th which have defective times, indicating morning sightings, when in fact the sightings occurred during evening hours.  Those flawed times will be corrected the next time we update our website.  In the meantime, if a sighting occurred during the evening eclipse of the Moon, obviously it was an evening sighting.

We probably will update the website again later this week. 

Posted Tuesday afternoon, September 29, 2015.


NUFORC SITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

We have updated our website, with the posting of approximately 190 recently received reports.  We ask visitors to our site who read the reports to be on the lookout for flawed reports and hoaxes.  If you find what you believe to be a defective report, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will look into the matter, at our earliest convenience.  Thank you!

FREQUENT REPORTS OF VENUS

Over the last several weeks, we have received many reports of the very bright object that is visible in the eastern, or southeastern, sky during the early morning hours.  It is so bright that it apparently draws people’s attention, the moment they witness it, and atmospheric conditions can make the object appear to move and change color.  However, the object is the planet, Venus, and it is not a UFO.  We post this statement, hoping to reduce the number of telephone calls we receive over our Hotline, and the number of written reports, submitted using our report form. 

REPORTS OF CLUSTERS OF RED AND ORANGE LIGHTS CONTINUE

For probably a decade or more, our Center has been attempting to call to the attention of the public the fact that sightings of clusters of red, orange, and yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs,” have not only been occurring regularly, but actually increasing in frequency.  The recent posting of new reports appears to be no exception to this trend, and the phenomenon continues to attract our attention. 

For the benefit of those visiting our site, we highlight below a few of the many “fireball” reports that we have received over the last week, and which we find to be particularly interesting:

·         Burien, Washington, Thursday, September 24, 2015, @ 2045 hrs. (PDT)  Witness Report

·         Mountain Home, Idaho, Thursday, September 24, 2015, @ 2045 hrs. (MDT)  Witness Report

·         Panama City Beach, Florida, Thursday, September 24, 2015, @ 1930 hrs. (EDT)  Witness Report

·         Fall River, Massachusetts, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, @ 2010 hrs. (EDT)  Witness Report

·         Oxfordshire, England, Thursday, September 17, 2015, @ 2110 hrs. (Local)  Witness Report

The National UFO Reporting Center is very interested in these “fireball” events, and we would like to invite everyone who has witnessed one of these events to report the sighting, using our Online Report Form.  

We will update the website again within the next several days, and will attempt to post a few photos of “fireball” sightings that have been submitted recently, and which we have not already posted.  

Posted Friday evening, September 25, 2015.


Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be out of town for the next 4-5 days.  Hence, we would like to request that people call the Hotline only for emergency purposes.    Peter will attempt to monitor the Hotline once or twice a day, but he may not be able to return calls as quickly as callers would like to be the case.  Consequently, we would request that people submit detailed, objective, written descriptions of their sightings, using our Online Report Form, found elsewhere on this website.

NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

We have updated the homepage, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 156 new sighting reports, received since the afternoon of September 11th.  Because we are under time pressure on the posting date, we have done what we suspect is a slip-shod job of proofreading the new reports, so we encourage visitors to our website to be unusually alert to errors and hoaxed reports. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter will 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, September 17, 2015.  Peter will discuss several interesting recent reports, to include several of those that we have posted tonight.

Statement posted Thursday night, September 17, 2015. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

The NUFORC website has been updated, with the posting of 212 new entries in our database of sighting reports.  We encourage visitors to the site to be on the lookout for flawed reports and hoaxes.  If you encounter a report that looks out of place, or which appears to contain errors, please call the report to our attention by sending a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM (hosted by George Noory, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, September 11, 2015.  Some of the reports that Peter will discuss appear below:

·         Ashland, Oregon, Saturday, September 05th, 2015, @ 2330 hrs. (PDT)—During their third night of camping out in their family yard, two young boys suddenly become alert to the fact that there is an intensely bright, pulsating, source of light above them, and illuminating their tent.  They peek outside, and apparently are seriously frightened to witness a brightly illuminated disc-shaped object above them.  They race inside the house and alert their father to the event.  Witness Report

·         Gibbon, Minnesota, Sunday, September 06th, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (CDT)—A husband and wife, out walking their dogs, become aware of a thin, dark object, which appeared to be located between them and a distant lightning storm.  They quickly realize that it appears to be getting smaller, suggesting to them that it was moving almost directly away from them.  The object appeared to move slowly into the mass of storm clouds.  Husband’s Report    Wife’s Report

·         Mayflower, Arkansas, Thursday, September 10th, 2015, @ 2021 hrs. (CDT)—Three adults witness a very bright white light move across the night sky, make several abrupt maneuvers, and then stop motionless in the night sky.  The object appeared to display a complex pattern of blue and white lights.  The witness reports that the power in the town of Mayflower was temporarily interrupted, until the object flew off and disappeared from sight, approximately 2 minutes later.  Witness Report

We also would like to encourage visitors to our site to read the many reports posted for September 05th and 06th, 2015.  NUFORC received 73 written reports for those two days.  Many of those reports describe clusters of red and orange lights, which NUFORC has been reporting on for many years.  This photo, taken over Mt. Washington, Kentucky, on the night of August 13, 2015, is exemplary of the many such reports our Center has received. 

Statement posted on Friday evening, September 11, 2015.


ufoNUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2015

We have updated our website, with the posting of 100 new sighting reports, received since Thursday, August 28th, 2015. 

As visitors to our site read the new reports, we recommend that they be on the alert for reports that appear to be flawed, or which may be outright hoaxes.  We have proof-read the reports as carefully as we can, but there is always the possibility that flaws have escaped out attention.

We feature below a few of the reports that capture our interest, and to which we would like to call special attention:

·         Oil City, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 01st, 2015, @ 2000 hrs. (EDT) - Two adult witnesses observe a peculiar-looking craft, seen maneuvering in the nighttime sky.  The object is reported to have had both red and blue lights on it.  Witness Report   The witness also drew the picture to the right.

·         Hicksville, New York, Monday, August 31st, 2015, @ 2025 hrs. (EDT) - Two witnesses observe a cluster of at least 8-10 peculiar, orange-colored, lights, seen moving slowly, and silently, across the night sky.  This sighting is exemplary of the many such reports, i.e. clusters of red, orange, and yellow “orbs,” that have been submitted to NUFORC since May 2012.  Witness Report   Photograph

·         Los Angeles, California, Friday, August 21st, 2015, @ 2000 hrs. (PDT) - An attendee at an evening event at the Hollywood Bowl witnesses a strange object.   Witness Report    Video

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear on the radio program, “Midnight in the Desert,” hosted by ART BELL, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight (Pacific) on Wednesday night, September 02nd, 2015.  Peter will touch on many of the dramatic cases, and his thoughts about UFOs, he has collected over the last 21 years, during his tenure as Director of the National UFO Reporting Center.  The program can be listened to live over the internet here:  http://artbell.com/midnight-in-the-desert-2/ 

Posted Wednesday evening, September 02, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2015

We have updated the NUFORC website with the posting of 294 new reports, received since early on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  As visitors read the reports, we encourage them to be on the look-out for flawed reports and pranks.

UPDATE OF THE MINNEAPOLIS, MN, CASE

We express our gratitude to the many individuals, who helped us solve the case of the “ring of lights,” which we featured in our posting of August 13, 2015.  The PalmSpringsCA-69624lights do, indeed, appear to be the result of an advertising display of lights, projected into the nighttime sky, by a local casino.  It is surprising to us that we had not received reports prior to August 09th, given that some witnesses claimed that they had been projected from that casino since long before NUFORC had received its first report about the display.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, August 27th.  His 3-4 minute long summary of a few recent cases WP_20150823_012usually begins at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Some of the cases that Peter will discuss are summarized below: 

·         Palm Springs, California, Wednesday, August 20th, 2015, @ 2125 hrs. (PDT)—A single witness reports observing a crescent-shaped object fly overhead at a very high speed. Witness Report   See upper image at right.

·         Brandon, Florida, Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, @ 2040 hrs. (EDT)—A woman reports witnessing a pulsing yellow object outside her bedroom window.  Witness Report   See lower image at right.

·         Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 22, 2015, @ 2030 hrs. (CDT)—An adult female witness reports that she, her husband, her father, and apparently their dog, heard three bursts of intensely loud sound being broadcast from somewhere above them in the nighttime sky.  Witness Report

·         Alexandria, Virginia, Monday, August 24th, 2015, @ 0330 hrs. (EDT)—Two witnesses are awakened by a peculiar buzzing sound, which seemed to be being broadcast from the sky above them.  The sound slowly moved away. Witness Report

Posted on Thursday evening, August 27th, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015

We have posted 168 new reports, received since August 7th, 2015.  We have proof-read the new cases to the best of our ability, but please be on the lookout for S121024_Smallerrors, and flawed reports.

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be out of town for several days, beginning Thursday, August 13, but will monitor the UFO Hotline, while traveling.  He may not be able to return your message immediately, but will attempt to call, at his earliest convenience.   

If you believe you have had a sighting of a UFO, we would like to invite you to submit a written report, using our Online Report Form.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter will appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  Two of the reports that Peter will discuss are the following:

·         Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sunday, August 09th, 2015, @ 22:30 hrs. (Central)—Multiple witnesses observe a peculiar ring of lights, which hovered in the nighttime sky for up to an hour.  At least one witness reports that the lights were visible for up to an hour.  We wonder whether the formation might have been advertising lights, but some witnesses reported that some of the lights disappeared before the rest of them did, which seems to us to militate against their being part of an advertising display.  We would like to invite anyone who witnessed the formation of lights, or anyone who knows what the cause of them was, to submit a report, using our Online Report Form.   Witness Report 1   Witness Report 2   Witness Report 3   Witness Report 4   Witness Report 5      Hi Res Photo 1    Hi Res Photo 2

·         Hartford, Alabama, Monday, August 10th, 2015, @ 1913 hours (Eastern)—A man and wife witness three triangular craft, apparently pursuing a large transport aircraft.  Witness Report

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2015

We have updated the website with the posting of 148 new reports, submitted to our Center since July 31st

When reading the newly posted reports, please be on the lookout for errors and flawed reports.  We proofread all the reports before we post them, but there is always the possibility that we may have overlooked errors and hoaxed reports.  If you encounter what you believe may be an error, please forward the information to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue at our earliest convenience.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday, August 6th, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  Peter will discuss several of the most interesting of the newly posted reports.

Peter will also make his monthly appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program on Friday night, August 7th, at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  Jeff and Peter will host Scott and Suzanne Ramsey, as well as Dr. Frank Thayer, all three who co-authored “The Aztec Incident:  Recovery at Hart Canyon,” (Aztec.48 Productions, 2011), and who recently have co-authored a sequel to that first volume.  Their work focuses on the crash, and recovery by the U. S. Government, of a large, 100-foot diameter, metallic disc, which came to rest atop a mesa near Aztec, New Mexico, on March 25, 1948.

Posted on the evening of Thursday, August 06th, 2015


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 31ST, 2015We have posted 149 new sighting reports, that have been submitted to our site since the afternoon of Thursday, July 3rd

We have attempted to proof-read carefully the reports, but there is always the possibility that we may have overlooked errors and hoaxes.  Consequently, we encourage visitors to our website to read the new reports carefully, and to be on the lookout for defective reports.  If you encounter a report that you believe may contain an error, or which may be a possible hoaxed report, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, July 31st, 2015, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more recent, and dramatic, reports that have been submitted over the past week.  Some of the recent reports that Peter will discuss during the program include the following:

·         S120582Titusville, Florida, Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, @ 2003 hrs. (EDT)—A family, standing outside on clear blue skies, waiting for a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, witness a peculiar object near the Moon.  The father captures a high quality photo.  Object did not appear to behave like a weather balloon.   Witness Report     High Res Photo 

·         Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, July 24th, 2015, @ 0505 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male witnesses a very peculiar “fan-shaped” object in the morning sky, which appeared in the morning sky only briefly.  During the short sighting, the object was seen to spread the top portion of the object, and then suddenly “snap” closed.  The witness reports that he felt “humbled” by what he had just seen.    Witness Report

·         East Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday, July 25th, 2015, @ 0048 hrs. (EDT)—An airline pilot reports having witnessed an object hovering motionless in the early morning sky, with strobing red and blue lights.  The object starts moving very abruptly, and then descends quite suddenly, and almost vertically.  Witness Report

·         Spokane, Washington, Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, @ 1815 hrs. (PDT)—An adult male, and his grown son, witness two very bright objects in the evening sky, almost directly overhead.  Over the course of the next half hour, the two objects appear to move closer to one another, and drift to the southeast.  Witness Report

Posted on Friday evening, July 31st, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JULY 23RD, 2015

Our website has been updated, as of July 23rd, with the posting of 122 new sighting reports, received at our Center since the afternoon of July 17.  We have proof-read all of the reports, but we always caution visitors to our website to be on the alert for defective reports, or reports that appear to describe something other than a genuine UFO.  If you encounter a report that appears questionable, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast-to-Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, July 23rd, 2015.  Peter will discuss several of the most dramatic and convincing cases that have been received during the past week.  A few of the cases that Peter may discuss include the following:

·         Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, @ 0945 hrs. (MDT)—A group of at least eight co-workers, standing outside during a morning break, witness a gold colored object hovering motionless in the cloudless blue sky.  After approximately 30 minutes, the object just fades away.  A photo was taken, but the image of the object is very small and indistinct.  Witness Report

·         Indialantic, Florida, Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, @ 2300 hrs. (EDT)—A group of 7 friends witnessing a disc-shaped craft hover over the water near a local beach for an estimated 3 minutes.  Object suddenly accelerates and disappears in the night sky.  Witness Report

·         Panama City, Florida, Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 @ 2300 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife witness a cluster of “fireballs” hovering in the nighttime sky.  The objects suddenly “blinked” out, and then seem to have shown up in another area of the sky.  Witness Report

·         Newport News/Hampton, Virginia, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, @ 2223 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife exit a tunnel and both of them immediately see a triangular craft hovering nearby.  After a few seconds, the object just suddenly shoots straight up into the sky.  Witness Report

Posted on Thursday evening, July 23rd, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

We have update our website with the posting of 159 new sighting reports, received since July 10th.

We have proof-read this batch of reports fairly well, we believe, but there is always a chance that we have overlooked cases that are either hoaxes, or cases of mistaken identity.  Consequently, we urge all the visitors to our site to be on the lookout for flawed cases, as they read through them.

Peter Davenport will make his regular weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory on Friday evening, July 17, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting reports that have been submitted over the past week.  Some of the reports he will discuss include the following:

·         St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday, July 17, 2015, @ 1544 hrs. (CDT)—An adult male was driving along a perimeter road on the eastern edge of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, west of St. Louis, and reports witnessing a very bright object, approximately one tenth the perceived diameter of the Sun, hovering to the west of the airport.  The witness is an aviation specialist, and reports that the object could not have been an aircraft.  (Written report from the S120422witness is pending.)

·         Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, @ 2145 hrs. (CDT)—Two adult witnesses observe a cluster of three orange lights drift across the nighttime sky. They captured the image to the right.   Witness Report

·         Lamoine, Maine, on Wednesday night, July 08th, 2015, @ 2130 hrs. (EDT)—An adult female looks out her bedroom window and sees an estimated 8-10 lighted objects, each about the size of a baseball, flying in a sporadic manner around her back yard.  After a few seconds, the objects just suddenly disappeared, but they appeared a second time, a short time later.  They disappeared again, but returned for a third visit.  The entire event lasted an estimated 10 minutes.  Witness Report

·         Germantown, Maryland, on Friday, May 15, 2015, @ 0945 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, driving on I-270, looked to the west, and witnessed three strange looking objects, flying very rapidly from his left to right.  The two objects in the lead looked like railroad tank cars, but larger, he thought.  They were being followed by a much smaller, dark-colored object, that appeared to be traveling at the same velocity, and in the same direction, as the other two objects.  Witness Report

We will post again, within the next several days.

Posted Friday evening, July 17, 2015. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

We update our site again today, July 10th, for the third time over the past week.  Since July 7th, NUFORC has received approximately 86 written reports, which now appear in our database of sighting reports.

Please note that there is always the possibility that some of the reports may be defective, for one reason or another, and that not all of the reports address sightings of authentic UFOs.  Moreover, some of the sightings which were posted on past dates have been amended with updated information, so they may present different S120017material than they did when they first appeared on our website.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter is scheduled to appear for two hours on the Jeff Rense Radio Program, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific), Friday, July 10th, 2015.  The program is principally a web-based radio program, access to which can be obtained at www.Rense.com.  Peter and Jeff will host several guests who have experienced recent sightings of anomalous objects, to include those individuals who submitted the following reports: Witness Report 1     Witness Report 2

Peter will appear on Coast to Coast Radio Program, hosted by George Noory, beginning at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, July 10, 2015.  Details of the program can be found at www.CoasttoCoast.com.  Peter will discuss several interesting sighting reports that have been submitted recently.

In addition to those cases linked to above, some of the other reports that have caught our attention are the following:

·         Seattle, Washington, Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, @ 2157 hrs. (PDT)—An adult male, while taking a photograph of downtown Seattle from the vicinity of Lake Union, observes a streak of light across the viewfinder of his camera.  Upon inspecting the photo he had just taken, he notices two disc-shaped objects, seemingly caught in flight above Lake Union.  Witness Report   See photo at right.    High Resolution

·         Wadley, Georgia, Monday, June 29th, 2015, @ 0128 hrs. (EDT)—Enroute from their home in Georgia to their new assignment location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a husband and wife report witnessing a bizarre looking, disc-shaped, metallic-appearing craft cross the highway in front of their vehicle.  The husband, who has 15 years of service in the military, estimated that the object to have been perhaps as long as 250 meters in length.  He also reported that it was “spewing” flames out the trailing edge of the disc.  The object appeared to accelerate, ascend, and then it quickly disappeared in nearby clouds.  Witness Report    Two renderings appear below.

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Posted on Friday afternoon, July 10, 2015.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON JULY 06TH, 2015

We updated the NUFORC website just three days ago, July 3rd, but because of the large number of interesting reports we received over the July 4th weekend, we have decided to update again today. 

In our last posting, we requested that people be on the lookout for anomalous lights during fireworks displays.  Our request stemmed not so much from a condition of prescience or clairvoyance on our part, as it did from our experience over recent years with abnormally large numbers of reports on July 4th.  For example, we received 273 reports for the date of July 04th, 2014, several of which are linked to below, in our last update. 

Many visitors to our site may question our judgment on this matter, wondering whether the reports arise from fireworks displays.  However, we have observed over several years that many of the reports for July 4th cannot be ascribed to that cause, and that appears to be the case with most of the reports we post for July 4th of this year, as well.

In our haste to post these most recent reports as quickly as possible, we have not devoted as much time to proof-reading the text of the reports as we normally do.  Hence, many of the 170 reports we post on this date, which have been received over the past 72 hours, remain in the same “raw” form they were in, when they arrived at our Center.

We feature below a few recent reports that are exemplary of the many reports our Center has received over the last three days, which address alleged sightings of red, orange, and yellow fireballs.  Often, the fireballs are reported to appear in clusters of up to 150 or 200 such objects:

·         Syracuse, New York, on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, @ 2130 hrs. (Eastern)—Several members of a family, attending a local fireworks display, report having witnessed at least 30 orange “orbs,” over the course of two hours. Witness Report

·         Montpelier, Vermont, on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, @ 2150 hrs. (Eastern)—An adult female reports witnessing an anomalous red light, which she asserts was seen maneuvering overhead for 20 minutes during the local fireworks display.  Witness Report

·         Redlands, California, on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, @ 2030 hrs. (Pacific)—Two adult females witness an anomalous red-orange light maneuver overhead for less than a minute, and then suddenly…instantly…just disappear.  Witness Report

·         Marysville, Washington, on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, @ 2240 hrs. (Pacific)—Two adults, as they drive south on Interstate 5 near Marysville, witness an estimate 11-13 anomalous orange lights in the night sky. Witness Report

We invite visitors to our site to read the other 166 similar reports which we have posted as of this date.

Posted Monday evening, July 06, 2015. 


LakeUnionNUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, 2015

We begin by wishing all of our fellow U. S. citizens a Happy 4th of July!  We encourage everyone to be safe with fireworks, particularly in those areas that are experiencing hot and dry conditions.

Also, we invite everyone who will be attending fireworks displays tomorrow to be on the lookout for anomalous lights that cannot be ascribed to normal 4th of July pyrotechnics.  For the last several years, our Center has received many credible reports of strange objects that show up, and linger, during fireworks displays.  We provide below links to a few examples the 273 reports NUFORC received for July 4th, 2014.  Other similar reports appear for the same date during earlier years.  A photo of the Seattle/Lake Union sighting appears at right.

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/111/S111216.html

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/111/S111296.html 

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/111/S111115.html    

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/111/S111073.html 

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http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/111/S111152.html 

 

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, July 3rd, 2015.  Some of the reports that Peter will discuss include the following: 

·         Lively, Virginia, September 29, 2012, @ 0650 hrs. (Eastern)—An adult male witnesses a tube-shaped object, with strange lights and a transparent nose, hovering just outside his bedroom window.  The strange object suddenly accelerated toward the witness’s home, and passed directly overhead his location.  The next morning, September 30, 2012, a military helicopter passes directly over the same location, where the object had been seen hovering, at very low altitude.  Witness is an academician.  Witness Report   The witness provided the rendering at right and this photo of the helicopter.

·         La Grande, Oregon, June 23rd, 2015, @ 0022 hrs. (Pacific)—A female truck driver and her co-driver witness an intensely bright light ahead of their truck, as they are driving eastbound on I-84, near the Grande Ronde River canyon.  As the object continues to approach their truck, they realize that it is not just one light, but at least four, which appear to be part of a “light bar.”  The lights are so bright that the witnesses have to avert their eyes from it.  The object passes above the cab of their vehicle, and disappears from the witnesses’ sight.  Witness Report

Posted on Friday afternoon, July 3rd, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2015

We have updated our database of sighting reports, as of this date.  Approximately 104 new, and newly revised, reports appear in the updated website. 

Please be on the lookout for flawed reports.  We attempt to remove, or properly label, suspected hoaxes, or other flawed reports, but once in a while, they slip through our proof-reading process.

PETER DAVENPORT WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be out of town for the next several days, so he will be away from the Hotline.  However, he will check the Hotline remotely, while he travels.  He will make every effort to return telephone messages on the Hotline, but the responses may be delayed by a few hours.    Nevertheless, we would request that people refrain from calling the Hotline, and instead, submit their reports, using our Online Report Form, found here on our website. 

“PASSIVE” RADAR UPDATE

For the past many years, Peter Davenport has been discussing the possibility of using a “passive” radar system for the direct detection of UFOs in the near-Earth environment.  Depending on conditions, a “passive” system could detect the presence of a UFO, and other targets, at a distance of thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands, of kilometers above the surface of the planet.  For a discussion of Peter’s proposal, we would like to direct visitors to our homepage to the article he wrote in 2004, for presentation at a MUFON symposium in Denver in July of that year. 

We also link here an advertisement for a commercially produced “passive” radar system, built in Germany, which exploits the same concept Peter proposes in his paper for detecting targets, using the reflected signals of commercial radio and television signals off of radar targets.  The advertisement illustrates that “passive” radar is no longer just a “pie in the sky” solution to target detection.  It is already being used by governments for the clandestine detection of aerial targets, and there is no reason that it cannot be used for detecting UFOs, if they are present in the vicinity of our planet.

In addition, we include a link to a recent (June 15, 2015) article that appeared recently on BBC news regarding the use of “passive” radar for air traffic control in the U.K.:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33063353 

The radar system discussed in the article would detect all targets that reflect electromagnetic radiation, and not just aircraft of terrestrial origin.  The equipment, e.g. computers, GPS system, etc., are now available which will allow humans, for the first time, to detect directly the presence of UFOs in the near-Earth environment.  We will discuss this subject again, in the near future.

We will post again sometime during the upcoming weekend.

Posted on Wednesday afternoon, June 24th, 2015.   


NUFORC WEBSITE IS UPDATED AS OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 19, 2015

We have posted approximately 112 new, and newly amended, reports, as of this date. 

There is always the chance that there are flawed reports among those we post, so we urge visitors to our site to be discriminating, while reading those reports.  If you encounter a report that you question, or which appears to describe an event of terrestrial origin, and it is not appropriately labelled, please call it to our attention, and we will address the issue, at our earliest convenience.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make the next of what have become almost weekly appearances on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, June 19, 2015.  Some of the sighting reports that Peter will discuss during the program we highlight below:

·         S119606zoomHigh Plains, Oregon, Sunday, June 14, 2015, @ 1230 hrs. (Pacific)—Three young men, all roommates, witness a disc-shaped object, seen hovering near their residence in the daytime sky.  One of the witnesses captures a photo of the object, which is shown at right.  Full Report 1     Full Report 2   Original Full Size Photo

·         Florence, Oregon, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, @ 0255 hrs. (Pacific)—A U. S. Air Force veteran, recently discharged (Honorable) from the military, drives his wife, who is experiencing an asthmatic episode, to the north end of Florence, in order to get her in clear air.  While on a rural road, in the hills above the Pacific Ocean, they both witness a pulsing, amber light hovering just above a nearby field.  Full Report

·         Lombard, Illinois, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, @ 2153 hrs. (Central)—An adult male, located near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, who is a private pilot and quite familiar with all types of aircraft, hears a low-pitch, deep rumbling sound, emanating from the night sky.  Although no object was visible to the witness, it appeared to be being followed by three military aircraft.  Full Report

·         EatonCoSan Diego, California, Thursday night, June 18, 2015, @ 2236 hrs. (Pacific)—An adult male, standing outside to watch an overflight of the International Space Station ISS), sees two small lights that appear to him to be in proximity to it, and pacing it.  (NOTE:  Satellite witnessed by witness may not have been the ISS, which would have been 15 degrees above the horizontal plane, during the overflight at 22:36 hrs.  Possible sighting of a triplet of Chinese naval surveillance satellites, we wonder.  We will investigate further.  PD)    Full Report

And here is a late-arriving report, with a high-quality photograph of the object witnessed…

·         Eaton/Galeton, Colorado, Thursday, June 18, 2015, @ 2120 hrs. (Mountain)—A husband and wife witness a hovering orange “fireball” in the nighttime sky.  They manage to get a high-quality photos of the object, which can be seen to the right.

We will update our site again, within the next several days.

Posted at 1830 hrs. on Friday, June 19, 2015. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 15, 2015

We have updated our website, with the posting of approximately 179 new reports, received since the afternoon of Friday, June 5th, 2015. 

We have attempted to remove, or properly label, all reports that appear to us to be either hoaxes or cases of mistaken identity.  However, there is always the chance that we have missed cases that should have been either deleted, or properly qualified, so we urge visitors to our website to be on the lookout for cases that have nothing to do with sightings of authentic UFOs. 

PHENOMENON OF UNEXPLAINED “FIREBALLS” CONTINUES INTO ITS FOURTH YEAR

Although our Center has received reports of clusters of “fireballs” for at least the past 17 years, the number of such reports suddenly increased, beginning sometime during May 2012.  We have no idea why this apparent change in the nature of reports, and if so-called “Chinese” lanterns can be ruled out, which we believe is typically the case, we then have no idea what the objects are.  We post below a number of reports that will provide an overview of both the very early reports the Center received, over the past decades, as well as some of the more recent reports of the same phenomenon:

·         Rockford, Illinois, February 16, 2000,  2130 hrs. (Central)—Many citizens from this city, including an FAA Air Traffic Controller, reported witnessing a cluster of peculiar orange lights. Full Report  Similar sightings were reported for other dates, as well. 

·         Carteret, New Jersey, July 15, 2001, @ 0030 hrs. (Eastern)—Hundreds, or perhaps tens of thousands, of people were witness to a large cluster of yellow lights.  The incident was reported by all major news media.  Full Report

·         Tinley Park, Illinois, August 21, 2004, @ 2200 hrs. (Central)—Many reports were submitted from Tinley Park and the City of Orland from individuals who described having witnessed a cluster of red lights, which slowly faded from sight.  Full Report

·         Tinley Park, Illinois, October 31st, 2004, @ 2000 hrs. (Central)—For a second time in ten weeks, multiple witnesses report seeing a cluster of slow-moving, red lights.  Full Report

The reports of the “fireballs” suddenly increased in number, and dramatically so, in May 2012.  In fact, they have been so numerous that they now constitute the majority of the reports submitted to our Center, during most calendar months.  We estimate that over the last three years, we have posted approximately 12,000 such reports!  Despite the large number of the reports we have collected, we have yet to arrive at a conclusion as to what the objects are.  We provide below a few of the reports submitted during this early stage of the phenomenon.

·         Glendale, California, May 15, 2012, @ 2200 hrs. (estimate) (Pacific)—A witness on the ground observes three red lights “play” with what appeared to be a law-enforcement helicopter. Full Report

·         St. Louis, Missouri, June 1st, 2012, @ 2100 hrs. (Central)—A police officer and his wife, while driving to the south on I-55, observe a cluster of “glowing orange” orbs fly in front of their vehicle.  The display apparently causes a major accident on the interstate.  Full Report

·         Beacon Rock State Park, Washington, June 2nd, 2012, @ 2030 hrs. (Pacific)—Multiple adult campers at Beacon Rock State Park, located 30-40 miles east of Vancouver, Washington, on the north shore of the Columbia River, witness approximately 20-30 glowing, orange “fireballs,” which approach from the west, and then turn north. Full Report

Some of the more recent reports of red, orange, or yellow “fireballs” follow:

·         Athens, Texas, July 5th, 2013, @ 2215 hrs. (Central)—A former astronaut, his wife, and their adult daughter witness six red objects pass overhead at high speed, each following the path taken by the identical object ahead of it.  Full Report

·         Glendale, Arizona, September 28, 2013, @ 1915 hrs. (Pacific)—A retired Arizona Highway Patrol officer witnesses from his home, over the course of 5 minutes, an estimated 150 orange “fireballs” streak across the northern night sky, moving from west to east.  Full Report

·         Friday Harbor, Washington, January 15, 2015, @ 1830 hrs. (Pacific)—A retired architect and his wife witness a cluster of three orange lights above the Friday Harbor Airport.  The objects hovered in the night sky for less than two minutes, and then suddenly accelerated to a blistering speed and disappeared in the northwest sky, last seen ascending at a steep angle. Full Report

A recent, and quite dramatic sighting, during which the witness captured some high-quality photos with her cell phone, appears below.  It is exemplary of the many similar sightings our Center has received over the last three years.

·         Arlington, Washington, June 06th, 2015, @ 2200 hrs. (Pacific)—A businesswoman stops at the Smokey Point exit off Interstate 5 to purchase fuel, and witnesses a display of 10-11 bright orange lights to the north in the nighttime sky.  Full Report   She captures high quality photos including the one shown below and these:   Close Up 1   Close Up 2   Sighting Location (Safeway Lot)

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We probably will post again later this week, and will focus on some other rather interesting reports that have been submitted to our Center recently.

Posted on Monday evening, June 15, 2015.


NUFORC DATABASE OF SIGHTING REPORTS UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 05TH, 2015

We have posted 126 new reports, received by our Center since May 29th.  We have proof-read all of the reports, but there is always the likelihood that some of the reports may be flawed.  Hence, we recommend that as you read the reports, please be on the lookout for flawed reports and hoaxes.  If you detect that a report may contain and error, please send a message to director@ufocenter.com, and we will review the report.

Visitors to our site will note that many of the reports state that photos were taken, using cell phones.  We would post those photos, depending on their quality, but more often than not, the witness does not follow up by sending the photo(s).  We cannot post them, if we don’t receive them! 

Also, of the photos that are forwarded to our Center, the overwhelming majority of them are of such low quality that they are not worth posting, we usually conclude.  That fact explains why we post so few photos, to accompany their respective reports.  However, some witnesses have pledged that they will forward their photos.  If we receive interesting photos, we will post them, sometime soon. 

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, June 5th, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 118 new sighting reports, received since May 22nd, 2015.  Please be on the lookout for errors and flawed reports.

Radio Appearance

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, May 29th.  Peter will discuss some of the cases submitted over the last week.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON MAY 13 AND MAY 22, 2015

S118953We updated the NUFORC database of sighting reports last week, and again today, May 22nd, with the posting of more than 200 reports.  As you read the reports, please be on the lookout for flawed reports and hoaxes.  If you find a report that appears to be misleading or defective, please call it to our attention at director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as our schedule permits.

A couple of reports that caught our attention last week are the following:

·         Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, May 11, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (Mountain)—An adult male witnesses a large, strangely colored disc fly over his home, followed by a helicopter.  Full Report   The witness supplied the rendering of the bottom of the craft at right.

·         Graham, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, @ 21:45 hrs. (Eastern)—A mother and daughter witness a triangular craft move rapidly over their property. Full Report 1   Full Report 2   They supplied the rendering below.

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We will post again soon, and will highlight at that time some of the reports posted today.

We wish everyone an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Posted Friday afternoon, May 22, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2015

Approximately 140 newly submitted sighting reports, submitted to our Center since April 30th, 2015, have been posted to our website, as of this date.  We have proof-read all of the reports, checking for errors and hoaxes, but there is always a possibility that we may have overlooked some even obvious errors, so as visitors read through them, we encourage them to be on the lookout for flawed reports and errors.  If you detect what you believe to be an error, please send notification to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address the issue as quickly as possible.

RADIO APPEARANCES ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 08TH, 2015

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will make his monthly appearance on the Jeff Rense Radio Program, at from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), in order to discuss recent sightings, and to host several guests.  Internet access to the program is available at www.rense.com.   Peter will also appear for his weekly report on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss a few recent sighting reports. 

We present below a few recent reports, which have caught our attention, and which may be discussed during the radio appearances cited above:

·         Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Thursday, May 07th, 2015, @ 2315 hrs. (Eastern)—A young adult male reports having witnessed an oval-shaped orange object, the apparent size of a full Moon, in the eastern sky, moving slowly from north to south.  The object appeared to have stripes of orange light on its sides. Full Report

·         Spring Hill, Florida, on Thursday, May 07th, 2015, @ 2115 hrs. (Eastern)—A husband and wife witnessed an orange, oblong-shaped object move across the night sky, traveling from north to southeast.  Full Report

·         Santa Rosa, California, Wednesday, May 06th, 2015, @ 2330 hrs. (Pacific)—A woman looks out her bedroom window and sees what appeared to her to be an orange ball of light.  The light radiating from the object appeared to pulse with a regular frequency, and the orange color would darken, in sympathy with the pulsing of the intensity of the light radiating from the object.  Full Report

·         Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, Saturday, May 02nd, 2015, @ 0925 hrs. (Central)—An adult male witnesses a silver colored disc, against a clear blue morning sky, as it streaks to the south above his car.  The duration of the sighting, the witness estimates, was less than two seconds, during which the object covered an estimated 60-80 degrees of arc.  Full Report     Illustration 1    Illustration 2

·         Fairfax, Virginia, Thursday, May 07, 2015, @ 2000 hrs. (Eastern)—A husband and wife witnessed a peculiar, round, stationary, brightly illuminated object in the nighttime sky.  They observe the object with binoculars, telephoto camera lenses, and a telescope, and later determine that the object probably was a weather balloon, or “radiosonde.”  Similar object reported from Fallston, Maryland, for a sighting there at 1830 hrs. (Eastern).  Full Report 1    Full Report 2    Photo of Object     Photo of Radiosonde   NOTE:  We include these two reports, not because we believe they are related to the sightings of a genuine UFO, but rather, because the incident illustrates how a motivated witness often is able to investigate a sighting of an unidentified object, and answer, to his own satisfaction, what the object was.  Based on the photos, and on the investigation by the source of one of the reports above, our assumption is that the object was, indeed, a radiosonde/weather balloon.

Posted on Friday afternoon, May 8th, 2015


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 30, 2015

We have updated our website and database with the posting of 107 new, or recently amended, sighting reports. 

Given that we almost certainly cannot detect and remove all of the errors and hoaxed reports, in the course of proof-reading them before posting, please be on the lookout for defective reports, as you read through them.  If you encounter what you believe is a flawed report, please copy the link to the report and send it to us at director@ufocenter.com , with an explanation of your thoughts on the case, and we will look into the matter at our earliest convenience.

CORRECTION:  On April 8th and 17th, we posted reports from two witnesses, who reported a cluster of tiny white objects seen moving in the nighttime sky above the cities of Kamploops and Lake Williams, British Columbia.  However, we have been apprised by Mr. Ted Molczen, a volunteer with the SeeSat-L group of volunteer satellite trackers, that the objects were probably fragments of the “Dragon” 2nd stage rocket of the Falcon 9 supply capsule, which had been launched just a few hours before the sightings.  We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Molczen for sharing the information with NUFORC.    We would like to note here that the three witnesses described the objects they had witnessed in perfect detail, for which we compliment them.  They reported having witnessed at least four tiny white objects, possibly more, two of which were quite noticeably larger than the others.  That is almost exactly what several of the SeeSat-L ground observers reported, as well.  The larger objects are thought to have been the shrouds around the satellite, which were jettisoned from the satellite, once it had exited the Earth’s atmosphere.  Full Report 1     Full Report 2

We share below some of the reports that have captured our attention, this week: 

·         Green Valley, AZ, Monday, August 12, 2015, @ 1330 hrs. (Pacific) - A heavy-equipment operator witnessed a very bright light approaching his position at high velocity, and he had the presence of mind to take two photos of the object with his cell phone.  The object accelerated away from the area so quickly that the witness almost did not have time to capture a second photo.  Full Report    Photo 1    Photo 2

·         Lordsburg, NM, Thursday, January 15, 2015, @ 0230 hrs. (Mountain) - A trucker sees a very peculiar object being hauled westbound on Interstate 10, which appeared to straddle the two lanes of the highway.  We strongly suspect that the object has nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon, but the incident was so interesting to us, and the quality of the witness’s illustration was of such high quality, we have decided to share it here.  If anyone visiting our site witnessed the same object, we would welcome a report.  Full Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m., on Thursday night, April 30, 2015.  Peter will discuss the cases described above, plus several others.    

Posted Thursday afternoon, April 30th, 2015.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

We have updated the website, with the posting of 122 recently received, or revised, sighting reports, received over the last week.  We have attempted to proof-read and screen the reports to the greatest degree possible, but there is always the possibility that errors may have escaped our scrutiny.  Consequently, please be alert for reports that are obviously flawed, or which appear to be pranks.  If you find reports that look suspicious, please call them to our attention by sending an e-mail to director@ufocenter.com. 

Some of the reports which appear to us to be particularly interesting are the following:

·         New Bedford, Massachusetts, Saturday, April 18, 2015, @ 1410 hrs. (EDT)—A man and wife, flying home to Rhode Island in their private aircraft with their two grandchildren, witness a silver disc pass within an estimated distance of 200 feet of their plane.  Object was visible for only 10 seconds.  Full Report

·         Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male witnesses a cluster of white lights move across the nighttime sky quite rapidly.  Similar report from Kamloops, B.C., and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for same time period.  Full Report 1     Full Report 2    Full Report 3

·         Long Beach (Long Island), New York, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male witnesses, and video-tapes, a cluster of orange lights.  Local newspaper believe that the objects are not sky lanterns.    Full Report     Video 1    Video 2

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport will appear on the late night radio program, Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, April 23, 2015.  Peter will discuss the cases cited above, as well as other interesting recent events and sightings.

Statement posted on Thursday afternoon, April 23rd, 2015. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 17, 2015

We have updated the website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 170 new, and newly amended, reports.  Given that we had limited time, this week, for proof-reading new reports, it is likely that there are hoaxes and flaws in the newly posted reports.  If, in the course of reading the reports, you encounter what you believe may be an error, please send the link to the report to director@ufocenter.com, and we will look at the report, at our earliest convenience. Some of the recent reports that we found especially interesting are shown below:

·         Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (Pacific)—A husband and wife report witnessing four faint white lights move rapidly from west to east across the night sky, oriented in a “nose to tail” formation.   Full Report

·         Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, @ 2100 hrs. (Pacific)—A man reports witnessing two white lights move rapidly from west to east across the northern sky, covering an estimated 80 degrees of arc in approximately four seconds.    (Follow-up written report not submitted at the time of this posting.)

·         Dalton, New Hampshire, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, @ 21:30 hrs. (Eastern)—Two individuals report witnessing a cluster of golden colored objects, seen hovering in the night sky.  Witnesses allege that the objects were pursued by jet aircraft.  Full Report 1   Full Report 2

·         Superior, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 14, 2315 hrs. (Central)—Four adults report witnessing approximately 8-12 white lights, forming a “V” formation, streaking across the nighttime sky, and below solid overcast. Full Report

·         Glenmora, Louisiana, Thursday, April 16, 2130 hrs. (Central)—An adult observer reports witnessing several very bright white lights, some with peculiar lights on their ventral surface, move across the night sky.  The last lights seen by the witnesses suddenly ascended, and disappeared in the night sky.  Full Report

RADIO APPEARANCE ON FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 17, 2015

Peter Davenport will appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss the reports shown above, as well as other recent sightings.

CONFERENCES

Peter is back at NUFORC headquarters, following his appearance at the Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, last weekend, and the NUFORC operations are now back to normal.  Peter will appear at the McMenamins UFO Festival during the weekend of May 14-17, 2015.

Statement posted Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 03, 2015

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of 142 new reports, submitted to our Center since Thursday, March 26, 2015.  The time we have available to us for proof-reading the reports was considerably less than we usually devote to that task, so please be on the look-out for flawed reports and hoaxes.  We have intercepted several of what we believe were “April Fool’s” reports for April 1st, but there may be others remaining among the ones we have posted.  If you encounter a report that you believe is flawed, or which may be an attempt to contaminate our database with a hoaxed report, please send us a link to the report, we will review it, and deal with it appropriately. 

APPEARANCE ON COAST-TO-COAST AM

Peter is scheduled to appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, April 03rd, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Peter will discuss the cases featured above, plus other reports, as well.

CONFERENCE APPEARANCE

Peter will be a speaker at the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, to be held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, next week, April 10-13, 2015.  Details of the conference can be seen here:  http://www.ozarkufoconference.com/  I hope to see you there!    

Some of the new reports that we find to be of particular interest are the following:

·         Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, April 01st, 2015, @ 2145 hrs. (EDT) - A man and wife were driving eastbound on I-64, near Exit 113, when a “green triangle” reportedly flashed in front of their car, covering the entire visual field of the husband in an estimated 3 seconds. Full Report    Drawing

·         Belmont, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, April 01st, 2015, @ 2245 hrs. (EDT) - A adult male, sitting on his couch, reportedly witnesses a blue/green fireball streak across the night sky, and disappear from view behind a neighbor’s house.  Full Report    See related reports, submitted by anonymous sources:  Full Report 2   Full Report 3   

·         Arlington, Oregon, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, @ 1155 hrs. (PDT) - An adult female reportedly witnesses a strange-looking disc-like object descend out of the morning sky, hover approximately 10-15 feet above the Columbia River, execute a 360-degree turn, and then suddenly accelerate and disappear into the clouds to the northwest.  (We first posted this report on