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RECENT ACTIVITY AND HIGHLIGHT

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHOTOGRAPHS, LENS FLARES, AND FLYING THINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017.


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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted Friday afternoon, June 09th, 2017


REPORTS UPDATED ON FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2017

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

PHOTOGRAPHS

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


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

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

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

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

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

Statement posted on Thursday afternoon, May 11, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON SATURDAY, MAY 06TH, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A STUDY OF UFO SIGHTING “HOTSPOTS” IN OREGON

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

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

Posted on Saturday afternoon, May 06th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date:  04/28/17

Time:  10:30

Duration:  2 minutes

Sighting City:  New Brunswick

Sighting State:  NJ

Sighting Zip:  08901

Sighting County:  Middlesex

Witnesses:  1 (possibly multiple)

Shape:  Disk

Number of Craft:  1

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted on Friday evening, April 28th, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

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

HIGHLIGHTED REPORTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted Thursday afternoon, April 20th, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY ON APRIL 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted on Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 07TH, 2017

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

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

CLARIFICATION REGARDING PAST SIGHTING REPORTS

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

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

This update was posted on Friday afternoon, April 7th, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2017

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Posted on Thursday afternoon, March 23rd, 2017.


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

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date:  03/14/2017

Time:  23:30

sketchDuration:  20 seconds

Sighting City:  Anchorage

Sighting State:  AK

Sighting Zip:  99508

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Diamond

Number of Craft:  1

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

Statement posted on Friday afternoon, March 17, 2017. 


 

NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

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

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

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

·         S132704Ypsilanti, Michigan, Wednesday, March 08, 2017,—Two observers report having sighted a peculiar cluster of strange lights, allegedly seen hovering in the direction of a local body of water.  The lights reportedly hovered in the nighttime sky for approximately one hour.  The witness provides what appears to NUFORC to be high quality photos and video.  If anyone visiting the NUFORC website saw the same objects, or knows what they were, we would like to invite that person to submit a written report, using our Online Report Form.  See the video here

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCES

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

Posted Friday evening, March 10, 2017. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

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

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

Posted Thursday afternoon, February 23rd, 2017.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017

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


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03RD, 2017

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

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

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

Posted Friday night, February 03rd, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 26, 2017

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

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

SIGHTINGS OF VENUS AND SIRIUS

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCES

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

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

Statement posted on Thursday night, January 26, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

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

UFO-20170128-2050Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear for several hours on Midnight in the Desert, hosted by Heather Wade, beginning at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific), on Thursday night, January 19, 2017.  Peter will discuss his experiences in the field of ufology; his views about the U. S. press vis-à-vis UFOs; his thoughts regarding the U. S. government’s role in the presumed UFO cover-up; some thoughts about recently submitted sighting reports; and about his proposal to use “passive” radar to detect UFOs in the near-Earth environment.

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

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

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

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

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Posted on Thursday night, January 19, 2017. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

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

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

RADIO APPEARANCE

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

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

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

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

 

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


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 06TH, 2017

NUFORC has updated its homepage, as of this date, with the posting of 104 newly received sighting reports, submitted since December 30th, 2016.  We encourage visitors to our website, as they read the reports, to be alert to the possibility of flaws in the reports, and out-and-out hoaxes.  We try our best to eliminate them, as we proofread them, but we know that we are not 100% effective in that endeavor.  If a person encounters what he or she believes is a defective report, please send a note to director@ufocenter.com, and we will survey the report, and either amend it, or delete it.

RETRACTION

In our update of December 30th, 2016, we featured a report of an alleged event in Woodridge, Illinois, which, the witness reported to our Center, had occurred on December 23rd, 2016, and which had been captured with a photograph.  We had serious reservations about the photo, but, under time pressure to update our website, we posted it to our homepage, nevertheless.  We based our decision on a telephone conversation we had had with the witness, who assured us that the event had occurred as he described in his report, and that the photograph was authentic. 

However, subsequent analysis of the photograph by Mr. Gene Weed, suggests to us now that the photo probably is the result of “fabrication,” and is not authentic.  We have posted Mr. Weed’s observations as an addendum to the original report. 

We apologize for having misled anyone about the alleged sighting. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, January 06, 2017, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Some of the reports that Peter will discuss during the program appear below:

In-flight; East Coast of Pennsylvania/Atlantic Ocean, Tuesday, December 26th, 2016, @ 21:30 hrs. (EST)—The pilot and First Officer of a commercial flight headed south to Florida, witness a bright, flashing, light, estimated to have been approximately 2-3 times the apparent size of Venus, ahead of their aircraft, and at a higher altitude than their aircraft.  The object appears to both crew members to move significant distances, left and right.  The captain’s report, which arrived too late for us to include it in the updated NUFORC database, appears below:

((BEGIN COPIED REPORT FROM COMMERCIAL/ATP PILOT))

100 Date:  12/26/2016

110 Time:  21:30

120 Duration:  10 min plus

130 Sighting City:  Over water

140 Sighting State:  PA

170 Witnesses:  2

172 Shape:  Light

168 Number of Craft:  1

180 Description: Solid/Flashing light over the Ocean

 

December 26, 2016.  While on a routine flight from New York to Miami, we saw a very unusual light.  We were in cruise at FL410, Mach .80, unlimited visibility with a temp of -55c, approximately 100NM off the coast near Atlantic City (close to Philadelphia), and on a true course of around 160.  Between 2130-2200 EST.

 

I looked up I saw a very large and bright flashing light, which I brought to the other pilot’s attention.  His response when seeing it was pretty much the same as mine…. “What in the hell?”… “What is that?”  The size of object is hard to tell.  The other pilot explains it as 3-4 times the size of the largest star around.  I think it was 4-5x.  The object was approximately 25-30 degrees up from our line of sight, when I first saw it.  Its range of motion was between the horizon (from what I could see) to around 35 degrees up from our line of sight.  

 

At first sight the light was approximately at our 1 o’clock position. It moved to 12, 10, 11, back to 12.  At that time, the light appeared to move North, then south at a pretty rapid rate.  Or I would describe it as closer and further from our position as the size seemed to get larger and smaller.  The light ended in the 1st position and then moved out east and once at our 10 o’clock position disappeared.

 

The other pilot stated he could see an orange/red flash in between the white flashes.  We did flash our lights at it a few times, and the other pilot believes it flashed back in sequence; I felt the return flashes were probably coincidental, but possible.  The flashing didn’t really appear to have any pattern.  The whole incident lasted a minimum of 10 minutes.

 

Neither one of use have ever seen and/or heard of an occurrence like this.  We were going to report it to ATC, but mutually decided to let it be.  I have no explanation for what we saw, nor does the other pilot.  We did try to video the incident, but it wasn't possible.

 

Signed, Captain

((END COPIED REPORT))

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, MARCH 1967, @ 12:00 p.m. (approx.)—A USAF officer takes a photograph of a winter scene, with a clear, blue sky, and apparently photographs two objects that may have been hovering nearby.  The first reaction NUFORC had to the photo was that the objects might have been so-called “lens flares,” but there are elements of the photograph, and the orientation of the two objects in the photo, that seem to us to militate against that hypothesis.  We post below the statement that accompanied the photo, and include the photograph.  We invite comment.

((COPIED STATEMENT FROM SOURCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS))

“Recently we were going through a huge stack of family pictures taken over many decades.

We were living in North Dakota at Grand Forks Air Force Base where my father ((deleted; an officer at)) a wing of nuclear armed B-52 bombers always on alert.  We underwent a three day whiteout blizzard with 60 MPH winds that buried our house in snow in early March 1967.  In between the houses the wind had blown the snow away to Canada since the ground is completely flat as far as the eye can see.

One from the front of the house is a picture of me digging out our car.  My father then took a boring picture a minute or two later of the flat area between the houses to show that the wind had scoured the open areas clean of any snow drifts. We didn't think much of the picture at the time.  

It wasn't until 2016 when we were going through the pictures that we noticed what looks like two UFOs in the sky over our house!  Thought you might be interested because the picture is quite intriguing, to say the least!  No one in the family noticed anything unusual at the time the pictures were taken.

The picture was taken looking from Grand Forks AFB, back eastward towards the city of Grand Forks, about 20 miles away.  We were in the last row of houses on the base so there are no other dwellings in the picture.”

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NUFORC will update its site again, during the upcoming week, and will include several other photos that have been submitted to our Center recently.

Posted Friday night, January 06, 2017.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016

We have updated our website, and database of sighting reports, with the posting of 101 new, and newly revised, sighting reports, received since the afternoon of December 21st

We always encourage visitors to our site, as they read the reports, to be on the lookout for flawed reports and hoaxes.  We did not have as much time for proofreading the reports as we traditionally like to devote to that process, so we suspect that the new reports contain errors that escaped our attention, particularly with regard to the times and dates indicated therein.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, December 30th, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some recent cases, to include those featured below: 

·         Davenport, Washington, Thursday, December 29th, 2016, @ 21:30 hrs. (PST)--A mother, and two of her children, witness, and photograph, a peculiar looking, distinctly red, light, hovering nearby, seen through their living room picture window.  After three minutes, the object just fades from sight.  Witness Report   Photo

·         Corning/Pocahontas, Arkansas, Monday, December 26, 2016, @ 05:45 hrs. (CST)—An adult female reports having witnessed a smoky, “pillar” of green light, suddenly appear ahead of her car, illuminating the surrounding area for 10-15 seconds.  The light suddenly just disappeared from her sight. Witness Report

·         John Day Dam (30 miles east of; on Hwy. 14), Saturday, December 24th, 2016, @ 20:04 hrs. (PST)—A young adult male and his girlfriend, as they drive east on the north side of the Columbia River, witness several very bright flashes of turquoise-green light that lit up the entire sky for an estimated 3 seconds, and which appeared to be centered directly above their vehicle.  A few seconds later, the phenomenon occurred a second time.  Witness Report

·         Woodridge, Illinois, Friday, December 23rd, 2016, @ 19:30 hrs. (CST)—An adult male witnesses a bright orange light in the night sky, and pulls out his camera to attempt to photograph it.  The witness asserts that just as he took a photograph, a momentary flash of light occurred, which was allegedly captured by the camera.  NUFORC shares the photo here, which arrived on the date of this posting.  We have not had the photo analyzed yet to test for its authenticity, but will attempt to do so.  In the meantime, we share it here.  Witness Report   Photo

RECENT ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT OF CLUSTERS OF RED AND ORANGE “FIREBALLS”

For several years, NUFORC has been reporting on the many sightings of clusters of red, orange, and yellow “orbs,” or “fireballs,” which have been reported to NUFORC on a frequent basis, since approximately May of 2012.  A very nice article on the subject, written by Mr. Bill Turner, just appeared in the Inquisitr magazine, which we share below.  We express our gratitude to the author for his nice coverage of the subject, and for his recognition of NUFORC’s role in calling the phenomenon to the attention of the public, over recent years. 

http://wwwinquisitr.com/3831480/ufo-sightings-could-recent-surge-in-fireball-sightings-lead-to-a-new-mystery/ 

We will post again in the next several days, to include several nice illustrations, which have been submitted by witnesses. 

Posted Friday evening, December 30th, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 21ST, 2016

We have updated the NUFORC website, as of this date, with the posting of approximately 61 newly received, or recently updated, reports, which have been submitted via our Online Report Form.  As visitors to our website read through the new reports, we encourage them to please be on the lookout for errors in the reports, as well as hoaxes and pranked reports. 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, will be away from the Center for several days over the Christmas Holiday, but will monitor on an infrequent basis the telephone Hotline, incoming e-mail, and reports submitted via our Online Report Form.  If you believe you may have been witness to a UFO, we would like to encourage each witness to write a detailed, written description of the sighting, which contains all the details that a person would like to have, in order to be able to understand what the event looked like.  Then, please submit that statement, using the Online Report Form, linked to on the left side of our homepage. 

The purpose of the written report is both to preserve the facts surrounding your sighting, and to present them clearly enough that another person reading your description of the event will be able to understand clearly what the object looked like, and what it did.  When composing your report, please bear in mind that the only things that another person will know about your sighting depends entirely on what you write about it, so please be thorough, and write as clearly as you can.

RADIO APPEARANCES

Peter is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday, December 23rd, and again on Friday, December 30th during the following week.  Peter usually appears at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), and traditionally is allowed several minutes to briefly summarize a few of the more interesting reports, submitted during the preceding week.

Two recent reports that we would like to feature this week appear below:

·         Lahaina, Hawaii, Saturday, December 10, 2016, @ 18:30 hours (local)—An adult female, while driving east on Highway 30 toward Kahului from Lahaina, reports having witnessed a rectangular object, with very bright white, circular lights, dart across the road ahead of her. Witness Report

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·         Davie, Florida, Thursday, December 15, 2016, @ 2000 hrs. (EST)—An adult male reports having witnessed a peculiar blimp-shaped craft, with a rectangular-shaped “panel” on the bottom of the craft.  The object began to accelerate to the south-southwest, in the vicinity of airspace commonly used by commercial aircraft.   Witness Report

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WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO VISIT OUR WEBSITE, AND WHO FOLLOW OUR WORK!!  EVERYONE AT NUFORC WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST!!

Posted Wednesday night, December 21st, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016

We have updated our website on the evening of Thursday, December 15th, 2016, with the posting of 131 newly received, or newly revised, sighting reports. 

We always encouraged visitors, when they read the reports, to be on the alert for errors, in particular, in the times and dates indicated by the sources of the report.  We always attempt to identify those errors, and correct them, but we know from experience that we rarely manage to identify all of them.

Also, please be on the alert for prank reports, and reports of sightings of planets or stars.  We are receiving many reports of sightings of Venus, which is visible in the southwestern sky during the early evening, and of the star, “Sirius,” which currently becomes visible in the southeastern sky, during the mid, or late, evening.

Three of the recent reports we feature below:

·         Hale, Michigan, Tuesday night, December 13, 2016, @ —A mother and her adult son witness a yellow, rapidly strobing light fly generally in their direction from the northwestern sky.  As the son attempts to get a better look at the peculiar object, he becomes aware of a bright orange object above their vehicle.  Witness Report   A similar report was submitted via the NUFORC UFO Hotline from near Lincoln, Michigan, for the same general time.  We are awaiting a follow-up written report for that second sighting. 

·         Stevens Pass Ski Area, Washington State, Monday night, December 12, 2016, @ 1906 hrs. (Pacific)—An adult male, who describes himself as an experienced commercial pilot, takes a series of photos of a peculiar blue object, which was seen to move, and maneuver, quickly in the nighttime sky.  The witness witnessed the object with the naked eye, so it is not a so-called “lens flare.”    Witness Report    The witness provided the animated gif below.

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·         Port Washington, Wisconsin, Monday, July 4th, 2016, @ 2030 hrs. (Central)—An adult male reports witnessing a very interesting, seemingly precisely structured, craft in the vicinity of the local fireworks display.  The object was seen to move off from the area of the sighting to the southeast.  Witness Report  The witness provided the drawing below.

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RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will make his weekly report on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday night, December 15, 2016.  Peter will discuss the reports featured above, as well as several other interesting cases.

Posted Thursday evening, December 15, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2016

We have updated our database and website, as of this date.  We apologize for the delay, but our recent travel schedules hampered our ability to update the site on our traditional weekly basis.

We have posted to our database approximately 410 new sighting reports, which have been either received, or revised, since Friday, November 11, 2016.  Since we have proof-read them in a more hurried manner than is traditionally the case, we have not screened them as carefully as we typically like to do, so we encourage visitors to our site to be on the lookout for errors, and out-and-out hoaxes.  Those reports that have been submitted by individuals who prefer to remain anonymous, and who provide no contact information, deserve special scrutiny, we believe.  Please report any suspected flaws or hoaxes to director@ufocenter.com, and we will address those reports as quickly as our time permits.

Following our posting of reports, we received a quite intriguing sighting report from a young woman in Huntington Beach, CA, who reports having witnessed a boomerang-shaped craft streak over her head in that city on Sunday night, December 04, 2016, at approximately 10:40 p.m. (Pacific).  We copy below her written report, and we include the two very nice illustrations of the alleged sighting that she has provided, to accompany her report.

((BEGIN COPIED SIGHTING REPORT))

Date:  12/04/2016

Time:  22:40

Duration:  10-15 seconds

Sighting City:  Huntington Beach

Sighting State:  CA

Sighting Zip:  92648

Sighting Country:  USA

Sighting County:  Orange

Witnesses:  1

Shape: Chevron

Number of Craft: 1

 

Description: Fast-moving craft with gray lights over suburban Huntington Beach.

 

Description:  “I’d just stepped out of my friend’s house after a comedic session of Dungeons & Dragons.  We’d watched TV, talked about video games, the usual for our age group.  A normal Sunday night. I was the last one to leave. I didn’t expect to see something in the sky, but then again, I don’t think anyone does.

 

It was one of those rare cloudless nights where LA’s famous light pollution doesn’t ruin a decent view of the stars over the suburbs.  I’m originally from a very small town, so I don’t take celestial beauty for granted.  I looked up at the sky to admire the stars, and that’s when I saw it.

 

My first thought was “airplane”, but this was immediately replaced by “drone?” because it was too fast for a commercial flight, and completely silent.  And then I thought that it couldn’t have been a drone, because again, it was completely silent, and the most common drones are quadcopters.  This thing was in the shape of a chevron, and dark gray.  It was a little larger than the moon, which was slightly farther away.  Another thing that perplexed me besides the speed were the lights.   Three of them, one on each wing end and one under the middle corner, unblinking, and a dim gray.  I’ve never seen gray lights in my life.

The chevron was headed southeast, when suddenly, without slowing down, it made a sharp, tight U-turn, pivoted, and disappeared before my eyes.  I didn’t blink, I didn’t look away for a second, and there were no clouds for it to hide behind.  It was there, and then it was gone.  I don't think we have the technology to make planes turn the way this thing did.”

((END COPIED SIGHTING REPORT))

Here are copies of her illustrations, which accompanied the report…

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RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Thursday, December 08th, 2016.  Peter will discuss the case cited above, as well as a few other intriguing sighting reports.  We will attempt to update the NUFORC website again, just before that program, in order to make the latest information available to the Coast to Coast listeners, and to the many other visitors to our site.

Posted:  Tuesday afternoon, December 06, 2016.


Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, will be out of town, and away from the Center Hotline, for the next 2-3 days.  Consequently, we would like to request that people to refrain from using our telephone Hotline, except for the important, or urgent, issues.  Peter will check messages on our answering service remotely, but he may not be able to return messages immediately. 

However, we would like to invite anyone who believes that he/she may have been witness to a UFO sighting to write out a detailed written description, and submit that statement, using our Online Report Form, found on this website,  www.ufocenter.com.  We are interested in all sightings, no matter how long ago they occurred, and we encourage anyone who has witnessed a UFO to prepare, and submit, a short written description of the event, even if the witness doesn’t know the precise date of the sighting.

Thank you for your assistance during Peter’s brief absence from the Center


VETERANS’ DAY STATEMENT

 We preface, on this Veterans’ Day of 2016, by congratulating, and thanking, all those Americans who have served the United States, and the American People, while in military uniform.  We express our special thanks to those who have been left with wounds, whether physical or emotional, and to those surviving family members of service members who have perished in the course of their service to our Nation.  We salute you all, and recognize that we enjoy our freedom and liberty because of our veterans!

NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 201

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 147 new sighting reports, received since November 4th.  Due to the hurried nature of this posting, we have not proof-read the reports as carefully as we traditionally aspire to do, so be alert to flaws in the reports.  Since errors are so often made, with regard to the time and date of a sighting, we caution visitors to our website to be particularly alert regarding the possibility of errors in those two aspects of the reports. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, November 11, 2016, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss a few of the more interesting reports that have been posted to our website on this date.

Statement posted on Friday evening, November 11, 2016. 


RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday night, November 04th, 2016.  Peter will discuss a number of recently reported sighting reports, including a very dramatic incident that reportedly occurred in Framingham, Massachusetts, today, Friday, November 04th, 2016.  The report is posted in our database of sighting reports.     


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

We have updated our website, as of this date, with the posting of 101 new reports, received since Friday afternoon, October 21st

We encourage visitors to our website to be on the alert for errors in the reports.  We always attempt to detect and correct errors, particularly with regard to the times and dates of the reported sightings.  However, we doubt that we detect all of the errors that may be in those reports, and we suspect that the new postings may include a few well-disguised hoaxes.  Consequently, we urge visitors to our website to be cautious in what they accept at face value.

Thanks to the fine news coverage of one of our reports by the The Marietta Times, in Marietta, Ohio, we have confirmed that one of the reports we posted recently is the result of a launching of sky lanterns at a wedding reception.  We compliment the journalist, Ms. Peyton Neely, for her willingness to cover a local report from Marietta, OH, which solved the case.  Her article, which includes a photo of the event, can be seen here, It was instrumental in causing several individuals to come forward, who knew what the cause of the aerial display of lights had been.  The original report from Marietta, OH, of a sighting of a cluster of lights on October 08, 2016, can be seen here.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), on Thursday night, October 27th, 2016.  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting recent reports.

Statement posted on Thursday evening, October 27th, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 2016

e have performed a brief update of the NUFORC website and database of sighting reports, as of this date. 

We will post a longer statement to our homepage over the weekend, in which we highlight some of the new reports.  In the meantime, we post this brief statement to accompany the updating of the database of sighting reports.   

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport is scheduled to appear on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, October 21st, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting recent sighting reports, submitted over the past week.   

Posted Friday evening, October 21st, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATE ON OCTOBER 11TH AND 13TH, 2016

Because of our webmaster’s absence during the first week of October, we were not able to update our website on Friday, October 7th, which would have been the day of the week that we normally update.  Hence, we posted accumulated reports on Tuesday of this week, October 11th, and update the site again today, which brings us up to date with the latest reports.  We have posted this week approximately 210 new reports, submitted since September 30th, 2016. 

We have proof-read the new reports as carefully as our limited time allows, but we always encourage visitors to our site to be on the alert, when reading the reports.  Many of the reports clearly are of sightings of objects other than authentic UFOs, and we have made every attempt to label those reports accordingly.  In addition, some of the reports may be out-and-out attempts to hoax our Center, and the individuals who visit it, and we have attempted to identify and label those bogus reports.  However, we probably are not always successful in that endeavor, so we urge visitors to our website to be discriminating, as the read the reports.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director, is scheduled to appear on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone) on Thursday night, October 13th, 2016.  Some of the sighting reports that Peter may discuss include those that we feature below.

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·         Hilton Head, South Carolina, Saturday, September 10th, 2016, @ 0100 hrs. (EDT)—Two adult women picked up an adult female friend at the Savannah, Georgia, airport, and were returning to the community of Hilton Head, when they saw what they thought was a meteor, streaking parallel to the horizon.  Approximately one mile further down the road, an object the approximate size of a soccer ball streaked across their vehicle, passing above the hood of the car, and just ahead of the windshield.  Witness Report 1   Witness Report 2   Witness Report 3

·         San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, September 10th, 2016, @ 1820 hrs. (Local)—A husband, his wife, and their two adult children witness a very strange spherical object overhead.  The witnesses managed to capture a photo of the object, which disappeared from the witnesses’ sight, when a cloud obscured their view of it. A photo is shown at right.   Witness Report   High Resolution Photo

·         New York City (Manhattan), New York, Sunday, October 9th, 2016, @ 1800 hrs. (EDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a former member of the U. S. Marine Corps, witnesses what appears to be a highly reflective sphere above the cloud layer.  It first appeared to be a dark, perfectly round sphere, but it, nevertheless, seemed to the witness to reflect sunlight quite efficiently.  The object appeared to have a small, blinking light, which blinked in an irregular fashion.  Witness Report  

·         Ocean Shores, Washington, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, @ 1335 hrs. (PDT)—A husband and wife witness a white-colored sphere, that appeared to have a flag-like structure attached to it.  The object suddenly began to move away in the sky quite rapidly, and it simply disappeared from the witnesses’ sight, against a clear blue sky.  Witness Sketch   We include the husband’s report below:

Date:  10-11-2016

Time:  1:35 PM

Sighting City:  Ocean Shores

Sighting State:  WA

Witnesses:  2

Shape:  Circle

Number of Craft:  1

Date of encounter:  October 11, 2016

Location:  Ocean Shores

Time: 1:35 PM

We had just passed the Quinault Casino and state park on the main road to the Town of Ocean Shores, when my wife noticed an object in the sky.  The sky was clear with, no clouds in the sky. The object was white, and had a strange tail, but the way this thing was positioned in the sky, the tail was going almost straight up, which should have had the object going down, but it seemed to be going south from us, and not losing any altitude, just moving away from us and getting smaller and smaller until it just disappeared. 

I am an Air Force vet, and my job was airborne radar; this was no airplane or balloon.  You could clearly see that the object was round, with this funny tail.  The outline of the object was very clear, with no lights or identifying marks on it. 

The sighting lasted about 1.5 minutes, until it was gone.  It did not disappear over the horizon, it just got smaller until it was gone, remaining high in the sky.

NUFORC WILL POST AGAIN LATE NEXT WEEK.

Posted Thursday evening, October 13, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

We have updated the website, with the posting of 162 new reports, received since the afternoon of September 22, 2016.  We have proof-read the reports, to the greatest degree that time has allowed, but there are, no doubt, errors in many of the reports, and some of the reports may be out-and-out hoaxes.  Regarding the latter, it is sometimes very difficult for us to distinguish between sincere reports and hoaxed reports, so we leave that decision up to those who visit our site to read the reports.

Some of the reports that seemed particularly intriguing to us appear below:

·         Grand Junction, Colorado, June 10th, 2005, @ ~01:00 a.m. (Central)—As a husband and wife were driving southbound on Interstate-70, they witnessed a round, dark, circular object, which appeared to have rectangular yellow lights on the side facing the witnesses.  The object moved over the highway above them, and appeared to pass between two mountains to the east of the witnesses’ location. Witness Report

·         Virginia Beach, Virginia, Friday, September 23rd, 2016, @ 2032 hrs. (EDT) [Note corrected time here.  Report indicates 8:32 a.m., but should be 8:32 p.m..]—An adult male witnesses, and captures on video, what he believes was a tube-shaped craft, with strobing yellow lights.  Witness Report   Video (zipped)

·         Burlington, Vermont, Saturday, September 24th, 2016, @ 1815 hrs. (EDT)—A husband and wife witness a strange-looking, cylindrical shaped object hovering in, and then exiting from, the airspace of the Burlington International Airport (BTV), while aircraft are using the facility. Witness Report

·         Macungie, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 24th, 2016, @ 2100 hrs. (EDT)—An adult female reports witnessing eight in a straight-line formation, which appeared to be drifting from the western to southern sky.  During the latter part of the 5-minute long sighting, the objects were witnessed by an adult male security guard, as well. Witness Report

·         Eugene, Oregon, Sunday, September 25th, 2016, @ 2015 hrs. (PDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a former member of the military, as well as an amateur astronomer, reports witnessing a triangular craft, with orange lights on its ventral surface.  The object began to rotate around its vertical access, and appeared to the witness to be able to perform some type of “cloaking” effect.  Witness Report

·         Coachella, California, Monday, September 26, 2016, @ 0520 hrs. (PDT)—An adult female security guard reports having witnessed with her night vision device a formation of eight white lights, which moved very rapidly overhead, from east to west.  When she removed her night vision device, she could not see the objects, but when she replaced the device over her eyes, she could see the objects again.  The witness reports that the objects appeared to her to be shifting position very rapidly in the formation, as they moved rapidly to the west.  Witness Report

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, September 30, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  The program is available over major AM radio stations in most areas of the U. S., around the world, and over the internet.   

Posted on Friday evening, September 30, 2016. 


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATE ON THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

We have updated our homepage and database of cases, with the posting of 161 new cases, received over the past six days.  We have proof-read the reports to the best of our ability, but we always urge visitors to our site to recognize that some of the reports may be flawed, and some of them may be out-and-out hoaxes. 

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, September 22nd, 2016, at 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will speak about several of the more interesting recent sighting reports.

Statement posted Thursday evening, September 22nd, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

The NUFORC database was updated, with the posting of 112 new sighting reports, submitted to our Center since Friday afternoon, September 9th, 2016.  In addition, the posting includes approximately 46 reports that have been amended or updated, over the past week. 

Following our posting last week on September 9th, regarding whether visitors to our site felt it necessary for submitted written reports to be proof-read, before being posted, we received only three responses to our query.  We conclude that most visitors to our site don’t find the issue sufficiently important to warrant commenting on.  Consequently, preferring to conserve our time, we will post most of the reports in “raw” form, unedited for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc..

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to appear tonight, September 15, 2016, on the Coast to Coast AM radio program, hosted by Mr. George Noory.  Peter usually is brought on to the program at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific), and he will discuss some of the more interesting recent cases. 

We will attempt to post again over the weekend, and will include a few interesting photos and videos that our Center has received over recent weeks.

Posted:  Thursday evening, September 15, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2016

NUFORC has updated its website, as of this date, with the posting of 156 new reports, received since September 2nd, 2016. 

NOTE:  In several of our past weekly updates, we have requested that people who submit reports first proof-read them, before submittal.  Our hope was to improve the quality of the reports, and to make them easier to read and understand.

Our appeal seems to have gone unheeded, given that the majority of incoming reports still are fraught with misspellings, grammatical errors, errors in punctuation, sentence spacing, fragment sentences, run-on sentences, etc..  We would like to emphasize that some of the reports are exquisitely well prepared, and bear the mark of skilled, and caring writers.  However, the overwhelming majority of them seem to us to have been haphazardly composed, and we would like to change that situation. 

To illustrate what a typical collection of “raw” incoming reports looks like, we have decided to post the bulk of this week’s reports with little, or no, proof-reading applied at all, save for eliminating profanity and personal information from those portions of the reports that appear on our website.  We invite visitors to compare the reports posted this week, with those posted on prior dates, in order for people to compare reports that have been proof-read, with those with no amendment.  We invite those individuals who read the reports to contact our Center, and to express their opinion as to which they prefer…”raw,” uncorrected, reports, or those that are spell-checked, and which have most of the errors corrected.

In the past, the Center’s Director has spent a great deal of time…usually tens of hours per week…correcting the flawed reports, so that they could be relatively easily read and understood by visitors to our website, and as the workload increases, we can no longer take the copious time to correct a growing volume of eyewitness reports.  Hence, in the near future, we expect to implement a policy, whereby we will post only those reports that appear to us to have been carefully composed, and/or spell-checked, before they are submitted.  We believe that if a person believes that he/she has been party to a UFO sighting, it is not too much for us to request that the witness submit a report that can be easily read and understood, and the meaning of which is unambiguous.

We will amend our Online Report Form with a statement summarizing our new policy, in the near future.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Noory, on Friday night, September 09, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific).  Peter will briefly discuss the recent explosion of the Falcon 9 missile, and the seemingly strange and anomalous object that was captured on video, at the instant the missile exploded.  Various analyses of the footage have been conducted by several engineers and scientists, and the issue appears to us to be a subject of serious concern.  A recent communication by a member of the Falcon 9 team seems to support our position, we believe.

We will post again, within the next several days, and hope to have more information on the Falcon 9 incident, at that posting.

Statement posted Friday afternoon, September 09, 2016.


NUFORC HOMEPAGE UPDATED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

We have updated our website again this week, with the posting of approximately 70 recent reports, submitted to our Center since Monday, August 29, 2016.  Please be on the alert for errors and prank reports, as you read them.

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Friday night, September 02, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (PDT).  Some of the items that Peter may talk about are highlighted below: 

Teston (Kent), UK/England, Saturday, August 13, 2016, @ 2100 HRS. (LOCAL TIME)—An adult male reports that while he was driving through the small village of Teston, in southeast England, he became aware of what appeared to be a very bright light, approaching at high speed.  As it approached his location, he could determine that the object was not a conventional aircraft, and that it had different colored “panels” on its ventral surface.  Witness Report

 

Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 01st, 2016, @ 0907 HRS. (EDT)—The Space X second stage missile caught fire and exploded, just as a very peculiar object, captured on video, is seen to move through the launch area.  At this writing, not much is known about the fast-moving object, but it appears to be very peculiar, and highly anomalous.  It was first called to our attention yesterday, Thursday, September 01st, by a professional driver in Florida, who was carefully reviewing a CNN video in slow motion, and noticed the object streaking across the screen.  We provide below one of the still freeze-frame images he forwarded to our Center. 

In addition, we provide below some preliminary analysis, provided to us by Mr. Gene Weed, who has reported that the object in the version of the video footage he has witnessed appears to be a solid, dimensional object.  His comments and illustrations appear below:

((BEGIN COPIED COMMENTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS FROM MR. GENE WEED))

Peter,

SpaceX film, see link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arIc1NlHvV0

PHOTO ANALYSIS:
Solid rounded rectangular object, with dark energy bands under the object. Study it carefully, and you can see it is a solid object above the dark bands.
notes
It is noteworthy to mention, that the object was observed flying away to the right after the explosion, in later frames. The publisher missed it.
I have witnessed these and photographed them in Yuma, AZ in the 60-'s
Identical.

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Below is the objects frequency bands, that show it is a read object.

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Best,

Gene Weed

((END COPIED COMMENTS BY MR. GENE WEED))

We will post again, following the Labor Day weekend. 

Statement posted to NUFORC website on Friday evening, September 02, 2016. 


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED MIDWEEK ON MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016

In preparation for an appearance on the late night radio talk show, we have updated the database of cases, in order to provide listeners with the latest sighting reports.   

RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, NUFORC Director, is scheduled to make a guest appearance tonight, Monday, August 29, 2016, on “Midnight in the Desert,” hosted by Ms. Heather Wade.  The program begins at 9:00 p.m. (PDT), and Peter will begin his appearance one hour into the program, at 10:00 p.m. (PDT).  Information on how to access the program is available on the program website, www.midnightinthedesert.com 

NUFORC will update its website again later in the week, and will attempt to post some interesting video of the peculiar “orbs,” or “fireballs,” that we have been discussing since the phenomenon began quite seriously, sometime late in May 2012. 

Statement posted on Monday evening, August 29, 2016.


NUFORC WEBSITE UPDATED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 25, 2016

The NUFORC website is updated, as of this date, with the posting of 107 new reports, submitted to our Center since late last week. 

With fewer reports to screen this week than last, e.g. for grammar, punctuation, spelling, profanity, etc., we believe we have done a fairly effective job of either eliminating, or labeling, flawed reports.  However, we always encourage visitors to our website to be skeptical, and to be on the alert constantly for reports that may describe something other than a “bona fide” UFO sighting.

SCHEDULED RADIO APPEARANCE

Peter Davenport, Center Director, is scheduled to make his weekly appearance on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by Mr. George Noory, on Thursday night, August 25th, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  Peter will discuss some of the more interesting recent cases, to include the following:

·         Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Saturday, August 13, 2016, @ 6:57 HRS. (EDT)—An adult male, who describes himself as a former law enforcement officer, and a current private investigator, was driving north on U. S. Hwy 17, in the vicinity of a wind-turbine “farm” which is under construction on the west side of the highway.  He glanced over to his left, in the direction of the wind turbines, and witnesses a silver-, or chrome-colored, disc-shaped craft, which initially was hovering motionless.  He attempted to pull off the highway, in order to get a better look at the object, but when he momentarily glanced back toward where the object had been hovering, it was gone from sight. Witness Report

·         Glendale, Kansas, Wednesday, August 17, 2016, @ 11:30 HRS. (CDT)—A professional trucker on Interstate 70 had stopped his rig very close to Exit 238, in order to check the tie-down on his load.  As he was walking around his trailer, a very large, dark shadow passed over him and his vehicle, moving at a velocity of approximately 50-60 miles per hour, he estimated.  He looked up, expecting to see a very large blimp or aircraft, but he reports having seen nothing…absolutely nothing…above him, in the clear, blue, and cloudless sky!  (NUFORC is awaiting the written report from the witness, who is still driving on a long trip.  We hope to be able to post his written report sometime next week.)

·         Columbia, Missouri, Tuesday, August 23, 2016, @ 1730 HRS. (CDT)—An adult male, a businessman, was driving on Interstate 70, near Columbia, Missouri, when he witnessed a large, dark, object pass overhead silently.  The first object was followed seconds later by a second, similar-looking object, which also was silent.  When we inquired whether the object might have been large military aircraft, the witness initially said he couldn’t be certain.  However, when we inquired whether the object might have been a USAF B2 bomber, and he accessed a photograph of a B2, he averred that that might have been what he had witnessed.  However, we are a bit surprised that a B2 can fly that silently, and that they fly in proximity to one another.  If anyone witnessed B2 aircraft in the Columbia, Missouri, area, on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, we would invite them to submit reports with that information. Witness Report

We will update the site again next week.   

Statement posted Thursday afternoon, August 25th, 2016.


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. (