National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 12/1996
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
12/31/96 20:00 Tulsa OK Cigar unknown Cigar shaped object flew over our heads from NE to SW. Had red, white, and blue strobe lights on it. Made a high pitched whine as it 3/16/00
12/31/96 20:00 Gardner MA Circle 30 seconds I looked up and saw four circular objects flying in and out of each other. Then they all lined up in a row and took off quickly and dis 10/19/99
12/31/96 18:30 Tucson AZ Disk 15 minutes Craft was spotted hovering over the city. 6/12/08
12/30/96 19:00

Woman repts. very peculiar "lights in a circle," which "shined on her." 11/2/99
12/30/96 02:30 Elkins WV
90 sec. Man witnesses large, brilliantly bright, silver-white light, size of a full moon, passing overhead. Obj. flashed, then disappeared. 11/2/99
12/29/96 19:00 Hartsburg MO
5 min. Relayed rept.: 2x men trapping witness silent, black triangular obj. overhead. 3-4 white strobe lights; blue&red lights. No sound. 8/5/01
12/29/96 20:00 Bastrop LA Light 1 hour due south of bastrop

A bright light was seen in the sky, and was thought to be a star until it started moving. It moved back and for
12/29/96 19:00 Venezuela
Disk 30-45 seconds object with bright lights, which caught fire,broke into three pieces and fell into heavy jungle 10/31/08
12/28/96 20:15 Highway 37 CA

Young man called to rept. "a ring of lights" in the night sky between Sears Point and Vallejo. (Facts unclear. No return call.) 11/2/99
12/28/96 20:00 Laredo TX Changing 10 seconds Fiery object falling, breaks into 2 pieces, each dart toward opposite horizons 5/8/15
12/28/96 01:00 Hurst TX light about 1 second I saw a brilliant white ball of lightmoving roughly straight downward very fastprobably about 1 mile away. It disapearedbehind trees. 1/28/99
12/28/96 01:00 Rockford IL Triangle 20 minutes Black Triangle about 75 feet width. 9/2/05
12/26/96 22:40 Fontana CA
30 min. Woman & brother witness 3x peculiar hovering lights. One of the lights extinguished, other two moved slowly behind nearby trees. 11/2/99
12/26/96 15:00 Mittenwald (Germany)
Cylinder 15min. + Twin cylindrical craft in stationary formation over Bavarian Alpine town of Mittenwald 1996 2/1/07
12/25/96 22:00 Seward AK Light 30 seconds it was green hovering 1/17/04
12/25/96 19:00 London (UK/England)
Light 2 minutes or so Three round white lights fixed in triangle shape over London, UK night sky on 12.25.96 converged into one. 4/13/10
12/25/96 02:35 Fresno/Stockton (from, to Stockton) CA Light several minutes Radio show call in, single object obsevred as a bright light, traveling at a high rate of speed in a SE direction from STCN to FAT, lig 11/20/02
12/24/96 23:15 Little Rock AR Light 10 minutes No Noise, No nothing except blurry lights,an extremly large object with such speed andmanuvirabilty,stopping and starting, hooveringfor 3/7/98
12/24/96 10:30 Harrisburg PA Triangle 5 min. Triangle w/ 1 light on each point. 6/23/99
12/22/96 01:45 Reno NV
2 sec. Young man sees a very brigh "ball of blue light" out his window. It looked like a "single bubble of light, w/ 3-dimensional depth." 11/2/99
12/22/96 12:30 Parma OH Other 2 minutes We just finished lunch and went back to work at the corner of Sarasota and Sun Haven Rd. Looking up in the sky, I noticed what appeared 10/10/11
12/22/96 01:45 Reno NV Other 3 seconds I saw a HUGE ball like flash grow and then'erupt' while looking out of my windowfacing SE. It was not lightening. I love towatch the we 3/7/98
12/21/96 Poulsbo WA

Young man repts. that a young woman had encountered a small, brightly lighted, "flat" obj. on a rural road. Obj. zipped off in woods. 11/2/99
12/20/96 21:00 La Union (Philippines)
Other less than a minute Dancing Star 10/15/02
12/20/96 13:00 New Castle PA Cylinder 60 seconds I looked up in the sky and there it was 12/23/02
12/20/96 08:00 Grenfell (Australia)
Other less than 5 seconds in a matter of seconds it came spinning from nowhere and then sort of darted of to the other direction 2/18/01
12/20/96 03:26 Centralia WA Unknown 30 seconds Mysterious Red Light Seen Right Outside Bedroom Window 5/24/05
12/19/96 22:45 Seattle WA
30 sec. Man repts. black, round obj. passing from S to N below solid clouds in W sky. No lights, silent, smaller than moon. Aircraft landing S. 11/2/99
12/19/96 16:30 Winchester TN Triangle 1 hour This was the most usual sight I have ever seen, I swear to God. 3/16/01
12/18/96 04:45 Salinas CA
3 min. Man awakens, turns on TV. Sees 3x prominent green lights in triangular formation through blinds. Outside, sees other strange lights. 11/2/99
12/18/96 22:00 The Woodlands TX Light 5 minutes Saw bright orange light (size of Venus) with diffuse and changing orange haze 1/2 size of moon around central light. 1/28/99
12/18/96 04:30 Eugene OR Light 1 hour Father and son saw a light at high altitude perform zig-zags, abrupt starts and stops, and 90 degree turns.

I am 18. I was going to
12/17/96 06:20 Portland OR
2 min. Multnomah Co. off. at traffic light sees obj. STREAK from W to E in SW sky. 2 min. later, sees identical event, same trajectory. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:20 Seattle WA
3 sec. Seattle METRO bus driver on Hwy. I-5 sees blue-green obj. streaking E to W just above buildings in Seattle. Thought it was close. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:15 Seattle WA
4 sec. Young man sees "yellow tinged fireball with neon green tail" streak from E to W in N sky. Tail was curving down, and oddly green. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:15 Bellingham WA

Man calls to relay reports heard on police radio regarding green & blue object streaking across sky at 0615 hrs.. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:15 Tigard OR
3 sec. Man sees bright silver-white light in NNW sky descending at 45-60 deg. angle. Very fast, very bright. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:15 Comox Bay (Canada) BC
4 sec. Woman repts. multiple witnesses saw & heard blue/green that passed over WA & BC. Distinct explosion heard nearby. 11/2/99
12/17/96 06:14 Hansville WA
3 sec. Woman witnesses a blue-green ball of fire, 1/2 dia. of full moon, streak from E to W and intersect the N horizon in almost level flt.. 11/2/99
12/17/96 02:30 Redmond WA
15 min. Woman awakened by high-pitch buzzing. Goes outside and sees large, very bright,circular disc w/ flat top hovering nearby. Frightened. 11/2/99
12/17/96 01:15 Morton WA
4 sec. Man witnesses a large "pool of green light" streak across sky. Size of moon. Covered approx. 80 degrees arc in 4-5 seconds. Strange. 11/2/99
12/17/96 21:45 Dana Point CA Light 10 seconds We saw a pinkish light moving in a south to north direction. It traveled at a constant speed covering an approximately 110 degree arc 3/7/98
12/17/96 20:17 Woodville (Outside) TX Triangle 30-40 sec. triangular shape, rounded on ends, 1 lg yellow/orange light on each corner of triangle 7/5/99
12/17/96 20:00 Sunrise FL Sphere 60-90 seconds We saw a comet like shape heading west to east very fast, Suddenly the comet tail dissapeared, than ignited twice then disapeared.

12/17/96 00:30 Bellingham WA Egg 3 minutes large egg shaped bubble, could see through it yet it was irredecent. About the size of a large pickup truck. Vibrating yet silent 11/19/98
12/16/96 21:00 Stevens Pass WA

2x skiers see orange disc, then 2 others moving rapidly across sky. 1 of discs suddenly streaks off, then streaks back to formation. 11/2/99
12/16/96 20:10 Everett WA
2 sec. Boeing empl. sees peculiar green streak in E sky. Headed S at VERY high speed. Streak narrower than kitchen match at arm's length. 11/2/99
12/16/96 14:25 Spokane WA Diamond 6min rotating metallic chrome object shining-intense ruby light , diamond/flat cone shape, stationary high altitude 7/1/02
12/15/96 23:00 Bartlett TN Other 5 seconds On a December night,1996, I saw a cresent shaped U.F.O. >>>>>>>> ) It was almost as bright as the moon but not as bright. I was looki 8/5/01
12/15/96 18:30 Newtown CT Teardrop 1 minute Strange craft appeared in sky , then zoomed away 2/18/01
12/14/96 20:20 Issaquah WA
6 min. 3x adults witness a "long, narrow disc w/ very bright, cream-colored light" over Tiger Mtn. Draws close to woman, pursues her. 11/2/99
12/14/96 18:08 West Covina CA
2 min. Father, 2 sons, neighbor witness gray disc pass directly overhead, pause, move off, and hover. Moved EXTREMELY fast. Not a plane. 11/2/99
12/14/96 17:15 Vashon Island WA
1 sec. Young man witnesses a "green gaseous" obj. streak across the northwest sky going from N to S. Very bizarre sight. 11/2/99
12/13/96 21:00 Detroit MI
10 min. Mother driving w/ 3 children sees several craft in triangular pattern, which split suddenly. They pursue objs., "catch" 2x. Scared! 11/2/99
12/13/96 23:00 Stroudsburg (Stroud Township) PA Light under 2 min. Blue light faded to red with electrical sounding hum and then repeating.The light traveled from behind our home to the side lighting th 3/7/98
12/13/96 20:00 Karnak IL Cylinder
At about 8:00 at night I was sitting outside staring at the stars when I saw a streak of green light followed by an explosion.Right bef 1/28/99
12/13/96 15:20 Simi Valley CA Egg 4 min A silver metallic object streaked across the sky in a northeast direction. It suddenly slowed to a complete stop before going straight 3/7/98
12/13/96 03:00 Greensboro NC Light 1-minute Very large ball of light. Looked to me as if the sun were moving through town. 8/28/03
12/12/96 02:06 I-10, Marker 174 NM
7 min. Truck driver & other trucks see 2x bright white lights, which split apart. 1 ascends vert., other paces truck, streaks. Many CB repts. 11/2/99
12/12/96 18:00 Fredericksburg TX Light 10 minutes Lights appeared above Laredo 4/28/01
12/12/96 17:10 Elizabeth NJ Changing varies There are many sighting i have seen in my lifetime, there are even some that i have heard from my neibors out of the united states. 12/12/11
12/12/96 05:30 Upland CA Fireball 5 seconds Early morning driving to work a beautiful bright green colored sphere moving very fast crossed my path about one quarter mile in front 5/24/99
12/11/96 17:15 Birmingham AL
105 sec. Pastor repts. seeing a "bright ball of fire w/ speed of a falling star" streak W to E. Slows, stops, turns 180 deg., shoots to NW. 11/2/99
12/11/96 19:55 Gulf Breeze FL Fireball one hour Large red firy orange balls in a figure approaching a triangle in shape

40 years old , some graduate school,
12/10/96 19:55 Pensacola FL
15 min. 3x adult males driving S on Hwy. 98 witness large, bright yellow obj. hovering. Obj. begins to expell other objs.! Complex sighting. 11/2/99
12/10/96 22:30 Camarillo CA light 3 min. I saw a bright, white light moving very fast. It was about, maybe 2 or 3 miles away from me. I saw it outside of my window, and I saw a 1/28/99
12/10/96 22:15 Quartz Hill/Lancaster CA Circle 3-4min Wife,Husband see 'Orange-Gold light'traveling N toS directly over house moving slow NO SOUND. Round in shape. 1/28/99
12/10/96 19:50 Gulf Breeze FL Sphere 15 minutes Three super bright craft emitting triangular light array. 3/21/03
12/10/96 18:30 Newtown CT Teardrop 5 minutes I was walking in my basement and I looked outside. About 300 yards away hovering right over the trees in my back yard was a strange sha 2/18/01
12/10/96 12:00 Memphis TN Oval 5 minutes around shape object in memphis.please this is no lie..... 11/28/07
12/9/96 23:15 Hastings MN Triangle Approx.15 On the night of December 8th, 1996 at 11.15 pm (central) a triangular shaped object appeared in the sky and hovered in the air for a du 3/7/98
12/9/96 05:00 Highway 15 NV
60 sec. 2 men, other cars, witness a reddish-green, very bright patch of light in a.m. sky. "Looked like liquid." Gigantic; moved across hwy. 11/2/99
12/8/96 00:05 Jonesburg MO Light 10 minutes My wife and I were driving up Hwy. I-70 on our way back from St.Louis. Half way home, (around Warrenton) we spotted a strange white lig 3/7/98
12/6/96 09:35 Fort Worth TX Cigar 1min.20secs. Huge white mettallic object seen at jet airliner cruising altitude hovers vertically out of sight at warp speed. 1/31/04
12/5/96 22:00 Seattle WA
30 sec. Man looking W over Pug. Sound from high-rise apt. sees large "flattened oval of red/orange light" arch across sky in perfect arc. 11/2/99
12/5/96 05:30 Brooksville FL

Man standing outdoors waiting to see Space Shuttle sees 2 white lights at high alt. flying at very high speed overhead. Unusual sight. 11/2/99
12/5/96 23:00 Peebles OH Light 1 hour My hunting buddies and I witnessed this while camping in a sparsely populated area of Ohio. 12/16/99
12/5/96 21:25 Toronto (Canada) ON
1-1.5 min It was a fast flying object, which had about three extremely strong lights. It was flying very high, and I noticed no noise. It appea 12/2/00
12/4/96 02:00 Peshawar (Pakistan)
Fireball 2 minutes apporx dear fellows...i don't know...either you all will believe me or not...but i don't care..itz about 6 years ago...when i became one of th 4/25/02
12/3/96 04:00 North Bend WA
5 sec. Woman sees 3x very rapid pulses of light that fill the house and surrounding area. Gold, then blue, then distinctly green. No thunder. 11/2/99
12/2/96 19:00 Sumner IL
15 min. Mother, 2 daughters, rept. 2x large white lights in sky, surrounded by multiple white and blue, smaller lights. 11/2/99
12/1/96 23:30 Wrightwood Mtn. CA Light
Young man sees bright red, round light in dist. Obj. descends, fades. Suddenly ascends, grows bright, moves off. No smoke or sound. 11/2/99
12/1/96 19:38 Kansas City MO
15 sec. Two adults witness a big ball of light streak FAST across downtown K.C., fly SSW. White front, bluish middle, red aft. Trail left. 11/2/99
12/1/96 22:36 Columbia MO Light 10 min. Little ship circling Big ship. Over eastern,Columbia MO.

Dember first I was traveling eastbound on Clark LN. When I noticed a bright
12/1/96 21:00 Seattle (West) WA Triangle 1-2 minutes My dad and I saw a UFO at night when we where looking at the stars. 2/24/01