National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 09/1997
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
9/30/97 22:00 Madison WI Light 5 minutes Strange light inside Lake Monona 3/2/04
9/30/97 20:00 Nova Scotia (Canada) NS Light 8-10 seconds. Single light resembling a star, but moving spuratically downwards and sideways. 10/30/06
9/28/97 23:15 San Francisco CA Triangle 12-15s flying-wing shape outlined by 12-14 lights. Apparent high altitude over- head east to west mvmnt. Appx. 9-12 moon widths 7/5/99
9/27/97 23:00 Egan SD Other 30 minutes The Weirdest Thing I Have Ever Seen 2/22/05
9/27/97 05:00 Crestwood KY Disk 15 minutes A big disk with red and green lights on the rim was coming closer to the ground, it's body was the color of the sky. 8/5/01
9/25/97 23:00 Toronto (Canada) ON Light 10-15 min reddish orange lights popping in and out of sky randomly all in different spots 2/12/04
9/25/97 22:00 Clearfield UT Triangle 60-90 seconds We observed a low flying craft (aprox.100yards up ) hovering over head and moving in a westerly direction. The movement was slow. 1/28/99
9/25/97 02:00 Toronto (Canada) ON Light 15min bright round object zig zaging back and forth up and down over lake ontario canada side. 1/11/02
9/24/97 20:47 Huffman TX Teardrop 5-10 sec.s Large object seen running N. of FM 1960 bearing W. It was about 1,000 through 4,000' feet in altitude. Looked to be between 5-8mi awa 1/28/99
9/24/97 14:30 Muskegon MI Disk several seconds Saw from a car. Metallic saucer about 1 mile away. 4/15/00
9/23/97 22:30 Brewster NY Triangle 30sec Triangle Shaped-Matte finished flying object "floating" across the sky 8/30/99
9/23/97 20:00 Rhinebeck (south of) NY Triangle 30 seconds 2 sightings of apparently the same triangular object, moving above tree level at a very slow rate of speed with only a dull hum 5/24/99
9/23/97 20:00 Hyde Park VT Fireball 15 seconds Glowing green ball skirting along grounds of house 6/6/00
9/23/97 19:00 Denison IA Disk 5 minutes After seeing the SR71 Blackbird I saw a saucer shaped craft hoovering silently. 2/18/01
9/22/97 20:00 Solomons Island MD Disk 10 minutes Close up at twilight, Stationary UFO. 8/5/09
9/22/97 14:00 Palo MI Cigar 6 minutes I was sitting outside on the Phone with a friend when I looked up and saw a silent, cigar shaped craft flying west to east due north of 1/28/99
9/22/97 03:00 St. Louis MO Other approx 1 hr We had just moved into our new home and could not sleep. At approx. 3:00 a.m. I noticed a glowing object in the eastern sky at about h 1/28/99
9/21/97 14:00 Manoa Valley (Honolulu) HI Disk 20 seconds Hovering Craft over Manoa Valley, Honolulu Hawaii. Greyish Color Shot directly upwards with no sound. 1/28/99
9/20/97 22:15 Poway CA Triangle 22 min lights in the shape of a "V" were observed by approx 12 people, nobody had an explanation of what they saw, and nobody had ever seen su 2/16/99
9/19/97 22:00 Crescent City (80 miles west of) CA Disk all night craft with blinking colored lights flying faster than any object known. 8/5/01
9/19/97 21:00 Seattle WA other 1-2 min On the night described above, We were getting ready to leave a freind's house in West Seattle. I was the first one out the door. While 1/28/99
9/19/97 05:40 Orland Park IL Rectangle 3-4 minutes When pulling out of my driveway headed north I noticed a stationary bright white light above the west horizon which suddenly sped off t 6/2/98
9/18/97 22:15 Doha (Qatar)
Circle 10-15 sec UFO sighting In a Gulf Desert 8/5/01
9/18/97 20:15 Panama City FL Unknown 30 seconds Looked like stars in the sky so far up/moveing fast 3/13/12
9/18/97 04:15 West Manchester OH Changing 1hr. 45min. My husband and I saw an object hovering in the sky north of our home at 4:15 a.m. E.S.T. September 18,1997, Thursday. It looked like a 10/2/99
9/17/97 18:00 Delilah Lookout (Sequoia N F) CA Disk 20 minutes Right around dusk, my girlfriend and I had just finished dinner in the fire lookout tower. She spotted something to the north, over a m 11/17/99
9/16/97 19:00 Minneapolis MN Other 1/2 minutes Morphing Triangle 6/20/05
9/16/97 04:00 Woodmont CT Disk 20 minutes Blizzard,my Siberian Husky , and I were walking along Anchor Beach in woodmont Connecticut , enjoying the view of the oysterboat workin 2/22/02
9/15/97 00:00 Houston TX Disk 5 minutes Beautiful silver-colored flying saucer about the size of a round 18 wheeler with turquoise lights around perimeter seen.clearly in '97. 7/19/10
9/15/97 22:30 Woodstock CT Sphere 3 seconds Bright, fast low flying object crossed field of view at close range during drive at night 3/21/03
9/15/97 22:00 West Milton (north of) OH Light 10 minutes Red blinking high in the sky leading the way. 9/12/03
9/15/97 22:00 Foley MN Unknown 5 min strange bright light fades away 8/16/02
9/15/97 21:00 Chicago IL Light
Large green flash of light (probably 2 miles wide*1 mile high) right after the MIR & the spaceshuttle disconnected. Lasted about .5 of 6/2/98
9/15/97 20:40 Sammamish WA Unknown 30 seconds I looked North toward Mt. Baker, I saw a bright light that hoovered for about 15 seconds, then shot up, then to my left, then disappear 4/27/04
9/15/97 20:00 Santa Fe NM Light 2-3 minutes Saw white dot of light moving in zig-zag motion over mountains outside of Santa Fe, NM. 11/9/17
9/15/97 20:00 Salem OR Light Approx.30sec. We saw a bright green object that looked like a comet or shooting star but it moved very slowly. 6/23/99
9/15/97 20:00 Kent WA Sphere 5 minutes Was looking thru a telescope at the moon in 1997 month is not exact. However my cousin and I were looking at the moon with a telescope. 3/17/17
9/15/97 20:00 Bellevue WA
1 hour Phone call from a purported alien living on earth willing to share his views re: himself and our civ.. ((NUFORC Note: See Note. PD)) 7/28/10
9/15/97 20:00 Angola IN Circle about 3 minutes Tire shaped object sighted in the woods of indiana had no lights and moved with purpose. 2/24/07
9/15/97 20:00 Toronto (Canada) ON Chevron 5 min This object was transparent except its outline chevron shape 10/20/05
9/15/97 19:00 Wedgefield SC Triangle 15 min Traingle or 3 separate crafts in triang. formation over AFB bombing range. 4/2/99
9/15/97 18:00 Farrell PA Disk 3-5 min Low-flying, object prior to west to east moving severe storm on PA/OH border. 6/2/98
9/15/97 17:00 Comfort TX Cylinder 10 minutes 1 cylinder object- highly polished silver. Joined after brief time by another- from thin air! Then both moved away and vanished! 6/3/03
9/15/97 15:00 Colorado Springs CO Rectangle
The object was about one hundred and fifty feet long, and fifty feet wide. It was greyish black in color, I think the object was about 1/3/01
9/15/97 09:00 Sherman Oaks CA Cigar 10-15 seconds Cigar shaped object in Sherman Oaks 12/16/05
9/13/97 22:34 Wolfville (Canada) NS Formation 10 minutes About 5 balls of light flying around a group of lights 12/2/00
9/10/97 19:00 Alta Loma CA Circle 60 minutes + Very bright circular object about 1500 to 2000 above ground level very slowly moving to the southwest. 1/28/99
9/10/97 16:00 Lierskogen (Norway)
Unknown 3 minutes It looked as a pointed horseshoe. It was full daylight, and it had a lighter shade than the rest of the sky. There was no clouds at all 4/26/99
9/9/97 21:30 Roseburg OR Light 2 hours Light bouncing around a valley. Light changes intensity, brightness, and color. Disappears, reappears different location. 1/28/99
9/9/97 16:00 Las Vegas NV Formation 5 minutes My wife and I watched 3 craft fly accross the airport grounds headed towards our hotel and become stationary above us. 7/11/00
9/7/97 12:00 Gulf of Mexico LA Cigar 5 mins Mercury colored Cigar shaped USO surfaced near Oil Plarform in Gulf of Mexico 1/10/09
9/6/97 04:47 Covington WA Triangle 15 min Triangle shaped with six lights underneath. One side of the triangle was red, one other side was blue. Both of these sides had a hori 1/28/99
9/2/97 21:45 Algonac MI Unknown 15 seconds Starlike craft makes a pass three time faster than any sattelite, horizon to horizon in less than 15 seconds,Algonac, MI. 7/23/00
9/2/97 21:45 Portland OR Formation 20 seconds Four pink/orange lights in V formation flying over metro Portland 7/1/02
9/2/97 15:00 Zurich (Switzerland)
Disk unknown fast moving object merging from in back of swis clock tower at train station from Zurich to Rinsehorn Switzerland. Object moves real fa 1/28/99
9/1/97 23:00 Albany ME Light 2 min Star makes right angle turns, speeds away. 2/1/07
9/1/97 22:30 Carlsbad CA Light 3-5 min Round orb of light seen in back yard.between apr.and oct 1997. 12/12/09
9/1/97 20:00 Pleasant View TN Fireball 5 seconds large white fireball or super flare... 10/31/03
9/1/97 18:00 Woodmont CT Disk 15minutes walking my dog along the beach,I was taking pictures of the oyster boats with my digital camera, when I viewed the pictures, I found a 2/22/02