National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 05/1996
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
5/31/96 03:00 Chinquipin (Matagorda county, 10 miles southeast of se TX light 5 minutes A single point of light resembling a satallitebut moving very fast and making instant sharp turnsunlike any known object can. 1/29/02
5/29/96 03:55 Antioch CA
5 min. Woman & friend witness "glowing pink, fluorescent, soup-can shaped" object in night sky. Almost size of full moon. 11/2/99
5/29/96 23:10 Menoken ND Sphere 10 minutes Brightly glowing ball of light motionless, then moving, then motionless.The object moved at various angles around an airport. 1/28/99
5/28/96 23:10 Mindon UT Cylinder 1-2 sec. Young woman sees a "bright green cylinder, illuminated from within" go streaking across the sky. Disappears behind Hogsback Mtn. 11/2/99
5/28/96 03:00 Baltimore MD

Man, son witness large, cigar-shaped obj. in night sky. Looked like a "rocket booster w/ a rim on the bottom." Obj. moved off to S. 11/2/99
5/27/96 20:30 Amargosa Valley NV Light 1hr AUTHOR'S SUMMARY: Friend and I witnessed "flare like objects"hovered more than 10 minutes per.Obj's #ing above 20. Strange person(s) 3/7/98
5/26/96 22:10 Riverside CA

3 adults witness low-flying round obj. change shape, direction of flt., and altitude. Obj. stopped, dropped sparks, disappeared. 11/2/99
5/26/96 18:36 Sullivan MO
2 min. Man sees very large obj. in storm clouds during daylight! Obj. suddenly projects visible beam of light down vert., illuminates ground. 11/2/99
5/26/96 01:55 Fort Myers Fl
10 min. Woman driving home from shopping sees "subdued white" disc. Obj. suddenly ejects multi-colored sparks in a stream. 11/2/99
5/26/96 21:20 Neodesha KS Unknown 2 min. We thought it was an airplane, then it zoomed away. 4/22/03
5/25/96 23:00 Chico CA Triangle 6 Seconds Silent, dark triangle shaped UFO sighting 11/28/07
5/24/96 23:05 Bowie MD
3 sec. FAA empl., several adults see very bright disc "w/ a dark hole in the middle." 2x diam. of moon. Obj. hovered, suddenly disappeared. 11/2/99
5/24/96 22:30 Youngstown OH
3 min. Man sees round, white light moving at "high speed" to the north. (Telephone suddenly disconnects.) 11/2/99
5/24/96 20:45 Mint Hill NC Triangle 15 seconds Triangle shape silently hovering just over the trees and houses 11/9/04
5/24/96 01:50 Toronto (Canada) ON Triangle 1-2 minutes 3 dim trianglular lights on a black trangular base moving slowly low to the ground over Toronto W to E. 9/29/04
5/23/96 22:30 Rockford WA
7 min. Teenage boy and girl witness very bright light overtake their car. Object hovers over neighbor's house, becomes two bright lights. 11/2/99
5/22/96 22:30 Huntington WV
10 min. Man sees very large obj. in sky with "circle of lights" on ventral side. Obj. suddenly "turned on a dime," flies in different dir.. 11/2/99
5/22/96 20:30 Venice Fl
3 min. Mother, 2 sons driving along wooded road, see huge silver disc. 50-60 yds. in diameter, "pinkish streamers" beside. Totally silent. 11/2/99
5/22/96 Hilliard OH

Young man witnesses bizarre cluster of red-orange lights to W of house. Heard "whooshing" or vibration. Obj. moved to E, turns blue. 11/2/99
5/21/96 23:58 Charleston IL
2 min. Four youth camping witness big white light, then huge triangular craft w/ 2 red lights on side. Obj. illuminated them with spotlight. 11/2/99
5/21/96 01:00 Burgettstown PA Triangle 3 minutes triangular ufo over burgettstown,pa 2/8/11
5/20/96 23:00 High Point NC Fireball 2 minutes I was one the way home one night when a round object passed over head it looked like lava and fire around it 4/27/07
5/20/96 16:00 Passaic NJ Disk 5 minutes Interaction with an unknown silent object which tumbled in a straight line away and up at a shallow angle to where a silver dot was. 1/17/04
5/19/96 21:45 Visalia CA
70 sec. Man & mother witness "point of light" approach an aircraft. Obj. then rose in sky, moved to horizon in 60 seconds. 11/2/99
5/19/96 02:30 Santa Barbara CA

Young woman reports seeing unusual entities on beach. Creatures were clothed in unusual garments. (No written rept. received.) 11/2/99
5/19/96 Salisbury MD

Woman w/ daughter, friend, MD Patrol officer witness very colorful object in night sky. (Facts unclear; no written rept.) 11/2/99
5/18/96 23:20 Seattle WA
15 sec. Group of 6 adults witness a four-cornered obj. in NW sky suddenly erupt into yellow "pieces," which rose into sky, disappear. 11/2/99
5/18/96 22:30 Hampton VA
20 sec. Man sees "shooting star" streak across W to E, turn down toward earth, then streak back W. Color and size of star. 11/2/99
5/18/96 22:00 Princeton (Shea Lake) (Canada) BC Sphere unknown We were camping, Victoria Day long weekend. Twinkling red,blue & white lights on the 3rd up, left side of the Orion Belt(?) Seemed to 12/2/00
5/18/96 12:35 Carneys Point NJ Cylinder 3 to 5 secs Brownish black cylinder shaped object flew over my vehicle at 250 feet altitude, lasting approximtely 5 seconds then vanished. 11/20/01
5/17/96 01:30 Miami Fl
5 sec. Man sees aqua-green obj., with bright orange nose, streak vertically from the night sky. Light visible through clouds. Obj. dims out. 11/2/99
5/16/96 21:17 Covington KY Other 25min object trails three through city, seen by alot, video taped 8/5/01
5/16/96 17:45

UFO flying low over buildings. Silvery-grey in color with a silvery-green line going diagonally through it. 3/7/98
5/15/96 22:05 Bellflower CA
10 sec. Man sees 2 bright red spheres, "200 yds. apart," streaking W to E along Hwy 91. Below 1,000' alt. Both suddenly climbed sharply. 11/2/99
5/15/96 06:15 Jacksonville FL
30 sec. Two fishermen witness very bright obj. pass overhead from SW to NE. Covered 90 deg. of arc in 30 sec., they thought. (Satellite?) 11/2/99
5/15/96 04:50 Atolicita Hills CA
2 min. Woman driving to work sees 2 "really bright white lights, w/ strobing blue, yellow, red lights in center." Stops car; obj. moves off. 11/2/99
5/15/96 22:30 Willard MO Cigar 45 minutes huge object 3/19/02
5/15/96 21:00 Frankfort IL Triangle
Massive black triangle with red lights at ends hovering 2/8/11
5/15/96 03:00 Tulsa OK Sphere 5min Spherical bluish green craft hovering over the water 12/9/00
5/15/96 03:00 Regina (Canada) SA Unknown 4 sec it was a light moving south east then it was like a camera flash and it was gone the for one sec it was there and streaked norht and wa 12/2/00
5/15/96 00:00 Puerto Vallarto (Mexico)
Diamond ~5 minutes 4 diamond shaped light over the ocean in Mexico in May of 1996 7/29/00
5/14/96 21:00 Scottsdale AZ
30 sec. Man sees "very bright white light, with a trail of light," streak across sky to NW. Bigger than star, distinctly circular in shape. 11/2/99
5/13/96 22:45 Rochester NY
35 min. Man, brother, see bright yellow light hovering over local woods suddenly descend into woods, turn to orange. Sudden flash of light. 11/2/99
5/13/96 20:15 Black Hills SD
35 sec. Man witnesses bizarre silvery disc, "as long as 2 school buses," hover, then streak away. (Phone line goes dead. No other data.) 11/2/99
5/12/96 23:00 Kelseyville CA
45 min. Group of people witness "pinpoint of light w/ spiderweb of light outside center." Obj. ascends, leaves trail behind it, disappears. 11/2/99
5/12/96 23:00 Santa Cruz CA
65 min. Young couple watch very bright light to W over Pacific O. Had "corona effect"; reflected off water. Suddenly disappeared. (Planet?) 11/2/99
5/12/96 21:00 Van Alstyne TX Disk 3 hour period Close encounter in Texas, missing time. 2/18/01
5/12/96 14:00 Sewanee TN Sphere 20 min Saw a perfect silver, metalic sphere move with unnatural physics in a crystal clear, afternoon sky. 10/11/05
5/12/96 02:00 Idaho Falls ID Light 1 minute I never have told anyone about this because of the illegal nature of what we were doing when the event occured. Given the anonymous nat 5/28/05
5/11/96 17:00 Norwood PA Formation 2 minutes 18 Bright fast "Pearl" like UFOs in group between Philadelphia & Delawre crossed I-95 11/21/10
5/10/96 21:30 Everett WA
20 sec. Man looking N, sees "line of lights, cascading L to R," streak to N horizon. No sound. No craft visbl.(Very detailed written rept.) 11/2/99
5/9/96 21:23 Macon GA
14 min. FAA radar & tower report radar contact/very bright light in NW sky. Robbins AFB radar confirms. (Investigation suggests Venus.) 11/2/99
5/9/96 20:20 Mansfield TX
90 sec. Young couple witness small light, "like star," pass across sky to E, suddenly disappear. Obj. moved up, accel., trned L, streaked off. 11/2/99
5/9/96 14:15 Phoenix AZ
20 sec. Woman sees shiny, cigar-shaped obj. hovering in E cloudless sky. VERY bright; hurt eyes. Obj. suddenly turned gray, disappeared. 11/2/99
5/8/96 22:00 Cle Elum WA
45 sec. Woman, daughter see "huge piece of machinery w/gold lights, humming sound," pass overhead. Obj. "glided" over town. Like "disc." 11/2/99
5/8/96 15:00 Cocoa Beach FL
4 min. Young couple witness cluster of 6 objs. over Cape Kennedy. Very high alt. Objs. were shiny, suddenly turn dull black. Move E to W. 11/2/99
5/8/96 01:10 Gardena CA
5 min. Woman sees an "orange-yellow light w/ long tail." Light suddenly dims, emits smoke, reappears as amber white light. 11/2/99
5/7/96 21:45 Coos Bay OR
5 min. Woman hears dogs barking. Sees an "immense, creamy white light," blinking irregularly drop into nearby valley. Light continues. 11/2/99
5/7/96 21:40 Tempe AZ
40 sec. Man sees two bright lights moving very strangely. "Too slow to be meteorite, too fast to be satellite." 11/2/99
5/7/96 21:15 Snelling CA
20 min. Couple see large disc in N sky "w/ white, yellow, blue lights going in a circle around it." Larger than clenched fist at arm's length. 11/2/99
5/7/96 20:00 Fresno CA
5 min. Couple witness "huge black thing" over parking lot in downtown Fresno. Emitted steam or smoke in three directions. Many lights. 11/2/99
5/6/96 22:00 Tampa FL
2 hrs. Man & son witness two bright objects in SSE sky. Very bright, with "ring of light" around one of them. (Possible twinkling stars?) 11/2/99
5/6/96 21:00 Big Rapids MI Light 6 minutes UFOs performing geometric patterns in the sky/Fireball/Possible alien encounter. 11/21/14
5/6/96 20:00 New York City NY Light 2 hrs We were followed by 4 dancing lights for over 70 miles 6/18/03
5/6/96 20:00 New York City (Queens) NY Light 2 hours 4 light s in formation 7/16/06
5/5/96 21:45 San Francisco CA
3 sec. Many repts. of massive "greenish-white" obj. traveling SE to NW, descending. USCG overheard on scanner to use term, "Quicksilver." 11/2/99
5/5/96 20:25 San Bruno CA
5 min. Man sees peculiar stationary white light. Green light drops vertically from white light, becomes red, disappears. 1st obj. moves off. 11/2/99
5/5/96 15:10 Cortero AZ
10 min. Woman & son gardening see blindingly bright metallic disc in sky. Moves from W to E of them, rises vert. Very visible; NOT an a/c. 11/2/99
5/5/96 20:00 New York City (Bronx) NY Fireball 5-7 seconds Me and two friends were in a park hanging out. We looked up and saw a "fireball" streak across the entire sky, which was visible to us, 8/10/99
5/4/96 23:15 Fagle ID
20 min. Woman & daughter see very brilliant light w/ "little lights spinning out of it." 1st obj. appears to land, 2nd arrives! Police. 11/2/99
5/4/96 05:30 Morris MI
30 sec. Woman sees delta-shaped ship w/ convex bottom & 3 prominant lights over house. Ilumnats entire yard w/ light beam.Frightened by it. 11/2/99
5/4/96 21:45 Graford TX Light 15 mins At Possum Kingdom Lake (Graford, Tx) my wife and I spotted several star like objects moving across the sky in strange fashion. I am po 1/28/99
5/1/96 23:00 Lumpkin GA Disk 4 minutes Saucer object observed close enough to throw stones at in 1996. 5/8/14
5/1/96 22:00 Cody WY Other 1 minute strange lights around Cody area 6/12/08
5/1/96 21:00 Why AZ light 30 min Approx. 10-15 clusters of boomerang shaped lights 1/28/99
5/1/96 19:00 Corvalis OR Triangle 7-10 minutes triangle formation in a blue haze 5/96 & blinking white lights ne of ashland mountain oregon in june of 1996 10/30/06
5/1/96 12:15 Butler PA Disk 3 minutes Huge black object with giant lights hovers over Pittsburgh. 5/24/05
5/1/96 12:00 La Moncada (Mexico)
Disk 20 to 30mints disc shape object shiny and abouth 20 meters in diameter hovering over agricultural fields in la moncada, gto, mexico 3/2/04
5/1/96 03:00 Unknown (OH/IN border) OH Triangle 30 minutes UFO burns through atmosphere, crashes to the earth and a salvage UFO cleans up the wreckage. 2/14/08
5/1/96 01:30 Burns (100 miles south of; no city) OR Triangle 15 minutes Bright lights at night in the desert that hovered over the road, then sped away. 1/28/99
5/1/96 01:00 Rochester NY Triangle 10 mins I saw three triangle shaped craft fly over my neighborhood. 1/28/99