National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 10/1997
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
10/31/97 22:18 Santa Ana CA Light 2 min. Saw an orange, round object in the northern sky under clear conditions. Object was flickering in brightness and was moving very slowly 6/2/98
10/31/97 10:00 El Paso TX Other 2 minutes I saw what appeared papers swirling high in the atmosphere. They changed into two huge white kite like objects which then turned into 1/28/99
10/31/97 00:00 Nocona TX Sphere 12 seconds A very dim, round ball of light that moved at a very high speed across the sky--much faster than a jet, but slower than a meteorite. 1/28/99
10/30/97 07:30 Pittsburgh PA Disk 3 minutes observed stationary disk object hovering in clear daylight about 100 feet driving nearly beneath it. 1/7/00
10/29/97 19:00 Childress (approx 20 miles north of TX Light 5-7 seconds A bright light, which I thought was a "falling star", suddenly leveled off at my altitude, veered to the north, then came directly at m 8/5/01
10/29/97 19:00 Childress (North of) TX Sphere 10 seconds I submitted this report last week, but haven't seen it posted, so I thought it may have been lost in the shuffle. Incidentally, as a c 1/28/99
10/29/97 16:30 Glen Alpine NC Light 1 min. I herd a humming sound and a bright lite. From - Thu Oct 30 14:34:07 1997 Return-Path: Received: from colora 1/28/99
10/28/97 20:15 Jackson Center OH light on/off 3 hours three orange lights appear in back of our factory while on a smoke break all moving back and forth!!! 1/28/99
10/28/97 18:45 Willow Springs MO Triangle 3 min triangle shaped with 5 red lights along the edge and 1 white light in the middle traveling east and low to the ground. 9/9/04
10/28/97 18:05 Sacramento CA light 5 mintues I was driving when i saw lights flashing on and off. The lights were very fast, faster than a plain. When the object flew over my head 1/28/99
10/27/97 21:42 Funafuti (Tuvalu)
Unknown 15 seconds Dawn arrives ahead of schedule [from the West] over a remote Pacific Island. 5/14/02
10/27/97 19:30 Stoke-on-Trent (UK/England)
10/26/97 22:00 Charlotte NC Triangle few seconds I spotted two triangular craft over the treetops........ 8/30/99
10/25/97 22:00 St. Thomas, (U. S. Virgin Islands) VI Light 5-8 SECDS Was staring at a very clear night sky over the Caribbean when overhead I saw what appeared to be a satellite (I see them very often). 3/7/98
10/25/97 21:45 Minneapolis MN triangle 1 minute A small V of lights moving very quickly from west to east 1/28/99
10/24/97 22:05 Santa Rosa CA circle 5 seconds Circular object; leading edge visable and dull white;shape of crecent moon; heading nw to se; twice size of moon; no details other than 1/28/99
10/24/97 20:42 Fairfield CA Sphere 2 seconds Round blue-green object seen hurling to earth. It disappeared before reaching the ground. It was only visible in the night sky for ap 1/28/99
10/24/97 18:00 Houston TX triangle 5-6 seconds Witnessed black, metallic UFO pass by airplane window at 28,000 feet. Witnessed by several people in daylight. 1/28/99
10/24/97 15:00 Musquodoboit Harbour (Canada) NS Other 45 secs +/- H shaped craft seen in daylilght hours 9 years ago in Musquodobit Harbour area of Nova Scotia. 2/14/06
10/24/97 06:30 Blountville TN circle 3 minutes Brightly lit circular object (circular light pattern) hovering 1 1/2 minutes and suddenly darting away faster than conventional aircraf 1/28/99
10/24/97 00:00 Norfolk VA circle 10 SECONDS Green, luminous round object that had a dark vertical line (or absense of light)appeared suddenly descended and disappeared. 1/28/99
10/23/97 22:30 Weehawken NJ other 4 seconds Green orb without streaking, incoming over Hudson River between NYC & NJ. A high-speed descent that looked like it was destined to cras 1/28/99
10/23/97 21:00 Orlando FL Other approx. 10 minutes Rounded rectangle of a cluster of frosted raspberry lights slowly moving north, then, swiftly gone... 4/8/02
10/23/97 16:30 Billings MT cylinder 16:30-16:33 Dark gray, cylindrical, object about 100m wide and 40m tall. Hovered in circle, about 20 miles away. 1/28/99
10/22/97 15:00 Milford CA Disk 5 seconds Silver saucer shaped craft seen clearly over Sierra Nevada mountains for a short time. 11/28/07
10/21/97 22:00 Bluff UT Light 1 minute following a green fireball, a red light appeared on Comb Ridge. 2/18/01
10/21/97 18:45 Norristown PA Circle 20 Minutes I viewed three UFO's in the sky, moving at high speeds and amazing shapes in the sky not possible by human planes. 12/19/03
10/20/97 22:00 Grimsby (UK/England)
Egg 2 minutes Bright green egg shaped object hovering for some time then shot off in a nothern direction very fast 8/16/02
10/20/97 20:00 Round Rock TX Diamond 1 hour or more Major UFO event, Round Rock Texas 6/4/04
10/20/97 19:30 South of Kalamath Falls, OR Formation approx 8min Five lights appeared in the sky all the same distance apart, in a straight line. 4/2/99
10/20/97 08:45 Gig Harbor WA Light 30 seconds to 1 minute I saw my first UFO when I was on my way to school as a child. 12/12/11
10/20/97 00:00 Rome/Armuchee (between) GA light
10/19/97 20:45 Abilene TX Unknown
Saw a bright light before grocery shopping and disappeared and took off. 9/2/05
10/19/97 02:00 Attleboro MA Light 10 minutes A small globe of white light hovering over the grass paced my car for several minutes. 1/16/14
10/19/97 02:00 Crofton MD other Approx. 2 hrs. I heard a strange noise in kitchen.I thought that my cat knocked over the trash bin again.So I whipped my silk rob on, and walked down 1/28/99
10/18/97 15:00 Evansville IN unknown about 1 min. Daughter & I were fishing and when we heard & saw a plane I said "look honey, see the plane!" At that time somethuing appeared just beh 1/28/99
10/17/97 20:00 Ignacio CO Triangle 1 hour Three triangular shapes with extended "legs" floating southwest over SW Colorado NW New Mexico mountains. 4/14/09
10/16/97 19:05 Hollister CA Light 40 seconds Very dim light, extreme altatude, traveling from Pacific easterly aprox. over San Jose or S.F., dramatic turn to south/east toward Araz 1/28/99
10/16/97 08:00 Rooseville MI light 1 minute I was coming down the I94West ramp onto the freeway, when I was eye level with the sky, I looked at the clouds and there was a light as 1/11/02
10/16/97 05:34 Hickory NC Fireball 3minutes I was outside when I saw a red "fireball" moving in an oval pattern. 6/23/99
10/16/97 01:30 Jacksonville FL Sphere 10 minutes Metallic Sphere Scans My Entire Body 8/5/01
10/15/97 23:30 Fort William (UK/Scotland)
Unknown -30sec UFO exploded in the West Highlands of Scotland.. 2/18/01
10/15/97 23:30 Deer Grove IL Triangle 15 2 friends and I were going for a late-night walk on my farm. We were standing on a hill and I looked up towards the trees, and saw a ve 8/30/99
10/15/97 22:00 Alvarado TX Chevron 30 secs "V" Shaped craft over Night Sky in Alvarado TX. Oct. 1997 10/31/03
10/15/97 22:00 Freeport IL Flash 15 seconds Two different reports of blinking light seen by same witness within a years time. 12/9/00
10/15/97 22:00 St. Louis MO Unknown 1-minute+ inside the house, but could tell it was above us 4/26/00
10/15/97 21:30 Waldorf MD Light 7 minutes Three circular lights fuse into one and become an intensly bright beacon 4/27/04
10/15/97 20:45 Stephenville TX Circle 10 minutes Central Texas Sighting in Fall of 1997. Pulsing, single craft at EXTREME SPEEDS. 1/3/01
10/15/97 20:15 Harrodsburg KY Unknown 45 seconds Iron-gridwork, lightless, silent UFO seen over central Kentucky. 12/16/05
10/15/97 20:00 Rosburg WA Triangle 3-4 minutes Triangular shaped object. 7/19/10
10/15/97 20:00 Bladen NE Sphere 2 minutes ufos on the moon???? 2/24/01
10/15/97 20:00 Westfeild WI Light 2-4 minutes We were driving down the road. We saw it out of the window. we lost track of it and then saw it again whan we reached our destination. 2/16/99
10/15/97 19:35 Austin/Eureka (between, Hwy. 50) NV light 35 seconds I was driving west on hyw 50 and saw 6 bright lights 3 on a ship, and then they were gone! 1/28/99
10/15/97 19:00 Shark River Hills NJ Triangle 5 minutes I was walking my dog on a dark, clear evening. I sensed a weird feeling and looked up to the sky. Above the tree tops, I couldn't mak 2/1/07
10/15/97 19:00 Boulder CO Triangle 5 min Saw 3 lights moving slowly over the foothills 11/17/99
10/15/97 18:40 Abingdon VA Light ~10 minutes Bristol Herald Courier run on Thursday (10-16-97) the following day "Unusual lights in sky over Mountain Empire generate speculation". 8/5/01
10/15/97 17:30 Daggett CA Rectangle 6-8 seconds. One very fast, very low flying rectangular object changes direction, stops, then seperates into three equally fast smaller objects. 10/8/07
10/15/97 17:00 New Britain (?) CT Rectangle 5 minutes Rectangular foot-ball field with dark red lights slowly moving high altitude evening sky. 8/22/14
10/15/97 15:00 New York City (Staten Island) NY Cylinder 2 minutes? Metallic Cylinder Moving thru New York Harbor 2/14/08
10/15/97 10:00 Dallas TX Light 5 minutes My friend and I were driving home from a date, I opened the sunroof to view the moon lite sky. As I was starring at the stars somethi 6/2/98
10/15/97 07:00 Pasadena CA Oval 30 seconds it was a plasma craft . It looked just like the pics taken in mex of a plasma craft. 2/18/01
10/15/97 03:00 Lagrange NC Fireball 3 SECONDS I saw two glowing, softball sized objects fly across the road directly in front of my truck. 8/12/01
10/15/97 03:00 Atlanta (north of) GA Light 5 min A blue grayish kind of light. 3/7/98
10/15/97 02:15 Duncan OK Unknown 05:15 This is what I can remember about my abduction. 1/28/99
10/15/97 01:00 Paris TN Light 10 minutes blue ball of light subdues me and my girlfriend. 5/24/05
10/15/97 Naalehu HI Sphere 5 MIN. It looked like a natural object (for a meteor) but it didn't follow the laws of gravity 8/25/00
10/14/97 23:55 San Diego CA Light ongoing I walked outside and there were a few stars that were twinkling. Which were in the configuration of ORION. I called my boyfriend outsid 1/28/99
10/14/97 16:00 Syracuse (North) NY Unknown 30 sec. max 4 Military planes fly past flying rod, and information blackout still ocurring. 8/5/01
10/13/97 22:15 Hollister CA Light 1-2 min. I was walking on a county road looking at the stars as I often do When I noticed a star becoming brighter, Then to my amazement it move 1/28/99
10/13/97 20:15 Reno NV Other 60min. We saw several objects performing naneuvers that not possible for present day aircraft to accomplish. This sighting is indescribable th 1/28/99
10/13/97 05:00 Ogden/Clinton UT Circle 3 hours My husband woke me up to see this. It is hard to describe because it was inside a cloud. It had an outer ring of triangular lights that 8/5/01
10/13/97 03:00 Buffalo NY other 4500 Please Not Post 1/28/99
10/13/97 Sandy UT Light
A bright light spotted over the Great Salt Lake. 4/1/01
10/12/97 23:00 Franklin NH Other 15 seconds Round green ball-shaped object 8/16/02
10/12/97 22:30 Chicago IL Light 5 minutes Me and my friend were driving back from a Cubs game and we saw a red light in the sky it was moving very fast, then stopped, went back 9/19/02
10/12/97 21:51 Kenner (34th St.) LA Disk 1:21min two disk like objects passed over me and my mother objevts seemed to be a couple of thousand feet overhead 6/2/98
10/12/97 19:00 White Tank Mountains AZ light 20 minutes Saw bright light past mountains. Looked at it through binoculars. It was very large. Must have been 18 or 19 miles away. Due to it's si 1/28/99
10/12/97 18:30 Huntington Beach CA Sphere 20 seconds Sphere chased by Huntington Beach Helocopter 10/20/05
10/12/97 10:30 Poole (UK/England)
Other 1 minute UFO Sighted in Poole, Dorset England 3/19/09
10/11/97 23:30 Eslö, Scania (Sweden)

10 minutes During an IYCW (International Youth Camp Weekend), when we were sitting in groups of different campfires in an area of a quarter of one 1/28/99
10/11/97 22:00 Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Sphere 5 min playing with a jet 6/12/08
10/10/97 21:00 Austin MN Other 1-hour i was traveling northbound on state highway 105 approximately 8 miles south of Austin MN when an object came down directly above my car 1/28/99
10/10/97 20:00 Bonaire GA Triangle <5 Minutes Triangular Object Sighted at Very Close Range 2/1/07
10/10/97 17:00 Mesa AZ Sphere 30 seconds A small dark purple quad-thruster craft hovering 200-300 feet in the sky.

500 Lights On Object0: Yes
10/10/97 16:00 Connersville IN delta 4 hours 3 differants types , cluster ,delta , and one in a 3 pointed star design . followed it for six miles . 1/28/99
10/9/97 19:00 Detroit MI triangle 5min. A wedge shaped object flew over head of us as we stood on our deck in our backyard. Ther was a bright light in the middle of the ship a 1/28/99
10/9/97 11:40 Camarillo CA Circle 2 minutes all three of us were friends. My friend,(deleted), saw it first. He said "What's that shiny thing in the sky?" I said, "Where? I d 1/28/99
10/7/97 03:26 MM82/MM83 (between, on I-80) PA Circle 5 minutes Driving west on i-80 ufo was hovering about 100 ft off ground less than 50 ft from interstate.It was about 200yds in diameter and the u 3/7/98
10/5/97 20:30 Utica NY Light 2 minutes I looked up at the sky, and two or three bright red dots were in the sky, and moving at right angles very fast. 4/1/01
10/5/97 19:00 Cheyenne WY Other 1.5 min Seen a object in clear sky.looked like commet coming from south to north.lost tail half way across sky 1/11/02
10/4/97 18:00 Warrenton VA Light 5 seconds Bright star like object going from south to north at extreme high rate of speed. 1/28/99
10/4/97 13:00 Taylorsville KY light 5 minutes I observed approx. 5 small blinking lights clustered together, after about 5 min. they turned off or fazed out. These could not be see 1/28/99
10/4/97 01:57 Scottsdale AZ Light still there Location facing East at 01:57AM East being 12 like a clock face..look at 12:45-13:00 just above the horizon and just below a group of s 1/28/99
10/3/97 21:30 Waco TX Light 1 minute or more Lights flying around the moon. 6/12/11
10/3/97 21:00 Jim Thorpe PA Oval less than 1 min. The turn was that of a very sharp L 12/9/03
10/3/97 02:00 Pleasanton TX Unknown 7 minutes Object moved with uncertainty and vanished. 5/24/99
10/2/97 14:00 Los Angeles (Malibu Beach) CA Sphere 3 sec oval, spheric object moving fast and straight 10/28/02
10/2/97 02:00 Ringgold GA Circle 2 minutes My mother and I were driving down Alabama Hwy When a round silver shiny object appeared in My driver side window. It stayed right Besid 8/5/12
10/1/97 23:15 Lakeland FL light 1 minute 3 oval shaped reddish-orange lights flew over my house, heading directly south. The lights formed a perfect triangle, but flying severe 1/28/99
10/1/97 22:00 Summerville SC Triangle 20 min Triangular shape with lights in a V, no sound, very slow moving. 10/30/06
10/1/97 21:55 Martinsville VA Other 5 mins Yellow/Orange lighted object moving from NE to SW. Very bright toy top shape with no sound. About the size of a penny held at arm reach 1/28/99
10/1/97 21:30 Bourbonnais IL Triangle -1 min I was traveling home from visiting my dad in Carle Hospital on 113 heading towards Custer Park, IL. It was dark out I was in farm count 1/19/05
10/1/97 21:30 Oakland OR Light 1 minute High altitude light turned, dropped several Thousand feet, turned and disappeared! 11/19/98
10/1/97 19:00 Green Bay WI Light 15-20 minutes Three red lights 4/14/09
10/1/97 19:00 Pelzer SC Triangle 3 minutes Large, black, triangular, object flew low and silent over South Carolina state prison yard. 1/10/09
10/1/97 09:00 Charlotte NC Cigar 2 minutes Cigar shaped, silvery-white object @ 500-1,00' up, in a clear blue, cloudless sky. Object was silent, immobile, and when I glanced dow 1/28/99
10/1/97 08:00 Oregon (rural) OR Rectangle 20 seconds noisy rectangular object falling from the sky and crash landed 5/15/06
10/1/97 03:00 Jefferson NY Other 05 minutes Rural mountain area. Tree covered hill. 1860' MSL. I awoke to see a bright white light approx 1,500' so east of my camper. The circular 10/2/99
10/1/97 01:20 Garland TX Rectangle 40 seconds I had just got off of work at 1:15 a.m. I was driving down to the Hypermart USA because it was the only store open 24 hrs. I notice thi 11/20/01
10/1/97 01:10 Fort Jennings OH Other 2 minutes I saw an object moving from north to south which appeared to have red and orange revolving lights around it. The craft was absolutely 1/28/99
10/1/97 00:00 Bemidji MN Triangle 10 Minutes In october 1997 my dad and I seen 3 lights in the shape of a triangle tumbling over each other in Bemidji Minnesota. 12/3/04