National UFO Reporting Center
Monthly Report Index For 11/1997
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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
11/30/97 22:15 Cardinal (Canada) ON Cone 7 min's My wife and I were just on our way to bed when I noticed this Bright light to the back of our property. At a distance of about 1 mile a 12/2/00
11/30/97 18:00 Sacramento CA Flare 30 seconds I think we saw something simular as discribed on the Art Bell Show last night. A flair would be an accurate discription. Would have b 6/2/98
11/30/97 02:00 LeMars (IA)/Denver (CO) (uncertain; traveling from) NE Light approx. 5 minutes Multi-colored "pole," appearing to hang in the sky for several minutes before dissipating slowly, from top to bottom, into darkness. 12/2/00
11/29/97 20:00 Gorman (60 miles north of Los Angeles) CA Light 10-min. I was coyote calling on top of a mountain at night, and the sky was dark with clouds. A red flickering light came down through the clou 6/2/98
11/29/97 18:15 Orcas Island WA Light 1 hour a bright light in the ssw sky slowly moves down slowly in the sky then vanishes in to the sky. 6/2/98
11/28/97 19:30 Lake Geneva WI Fireball 5 seconds Follow-up to article in Chicago Sun Times 12/3/97 re "Fireball" in Will Co, IL. 12/30. Saw similar in Lake Geneva, WI. 6/20/19
11/28/97 19:30 Lake Geneva WI Fireball abt 1 hr Follow-up to article in Chicago Sun Times 12/3/97 re "Fireball" in Will Co, Illinois 12/30. Saw similar in Lake Geneva, WI 11/28/97 ar 6/2/98
11/28/97 00:45 St. Paul MN Fireball 5 secs., max An orange "shooting star" in the SSE area of the sky. 6/2/98
11/27/97 19:30 Northampton MA Other 10 secs Object at first thought to be satellite but made vary sudden, erratic and flight manuveurs. 1/28/99
11/27/97 18:20
OH Cylinder
Lake County Alien abduction 1997 8/16/02
11/26/97 22:30 Campbelltown (Australia)
Other 1 hour UFO flew over neighbours house with object flying inside craft. Ufo's play tag with each other. 4/28/01
11/25/97 22:21 I-95 (outside the Maine state border NH Crescent 5-10 seconds Two people driving northbound on Rt. 95 near the New Hampshire/Maine border witness an "almost crescent moon"-shaped object. 6/2/98
11/25/97 00:30 El Dorado AR Other 2 or 3 seconds One object with 5 dim red v shaped lights or five objects flying in formation. No sound. Moved generally West to East. Lights were shap 1/28/99
11/24/97 22:55 Palm Harbor FL Triangle 8 minutes tracked a triangular object with seven or eight lights hover for approx. 2-3 min. then travel eastward out of view. 1/28/99
11/24/97 02:00 Salisbury MD Oval 2 minutes A gold ovalish shaped craft hovering just over the tree line, varrying in intensity of light, no sound. 1/28/99
11/24/97 02:00 Salisbury MD Oval 2 minuets Bright lights coming up over the trees. See little tiny oval yellowesh glowing thing. It would get bright then dim, then bright than d 1/28/99
11/23/97 23:00 Abbotsford (Canada) BC Chevron 5 minutes Walking home one evening i noticed the ground light up around me. i looked up to see a row of lights blinking off and on.when my eyes 2/8/05
11/23/97 21:32 Wichita Falls (Sheppard AFB) TX Light 3 seconds A bright green light appeared low on the horizon. Made a arc movement from the northern horizon up about 15 degrees and went down over 1/28/99
11/23/97 05:50 Albuquerque NM Fireball
there was a red light over the petroglyph national park it went up from the ground then changed to yellow orange color then span really 2/18/01
11/22/97 20:45 Palo MI Triangle 15min out side of school medium(80-100'side) triange ship with light on each corner flying 20'over head 1/28/99
11/22/97 17:30 Albuquerque NM Other 3 minutes A black object that at first looked like a hot air balloon, then a 747, then roundish. It appeared black against the twilight blue sky. 1/28/99
11/22/97 16:15 Petoskey MI Egg 6-8 seconds Very large flouresent green/bright white egg shaped "thing" traveling extremely fast. 1/28/99
11/22/97 06:00 Flagstaff AZ other a few minutes An Aubrun red dot floated scilently to the right and then darted off to the left and disaapeared 1/28/99
11/21/97 20:00 Fremont MI Circle 5 min A yellow white light flying back and forth at high speeds over a field. 12/2/00
11/21/97 17:00 North Kingstown RI Triangle 10sec or less While driving at dusk my daughter and I noticed an airplaine flying up in the sky w/ it's lights on heading in an easternly dirtection 1/28/99
11/21/97 12:00 Plattsmouth NE Circle
((HOAX??)) White lights spinning in a circle 3/13/12
11/20/97 23:00 Cedar River MI Fireball 5 seconds Bright Green Fireball over the Green Bay of Lake Michigan. Fireball went straight up and then down at high rate of speed. The Fireball 8/10/99
11/20/97 19:30 Inazawa (Japan)
Triangle 30second One object flew above me from northern to southern. It was triangle (V shape?). There ware no sound. It was not a helicopter or plane. 8/5/01
11/20/97 19:00 Melbourne (VIC, Australia)
Cone 10 Mins Driving home with freinds, saw unusual craft (real obvious UFO) hovering in a field, stopped to look at/verify what it might be... 8/28/02
11/20/97 18:00 Rock Hill NY Triangle 1 minute While driving west bound on Route 17 near Rock Hill, New York, my wife,son and myself saw a triangle shaped object moving across the hi 1/28/99
11/20/97 05:29 Frostbite Falls MO Disk 06:13 Saw UFO, my friends saw it to. 1/28/99
11/20/97 02:00 Chicago IL Other 2 minutes A couple friends and i witnessed a possible ufo sighting at about 2 am. In the northeast quadrant we saw a bright white object tht ca 1/11/02
11/20/97 01:00 Springfield (25 miles northeast of) MO Oval 15mins. At approxamatly 1a.m. Cnt/stn time. A group of young adults 21-25 years of age. Where Having a get to gather at an ANONYMOUS idaviduals 8/5/01
11/18/97 19:30 Malta (60 miles south of) MT Rectangle 2 seconds Three of us wittnessed three rectangular orangish red lights in the sky the same distance apart. They appeared one at a time till three 8/5/01
11/18/97 02:00 Scott AFB (outside of) IL Light 1-2min. driving back from wv around 2am feeling very sleepy,i rolled windows down and radio up to stay awake..i seen a lightahead on left side 5/24/99
11/17/97 20:45 Greenfield MA
short Sky illuminated for a period of 2-3 seconds and bright flourescent green object witnesses falling from sky. No impact witnessed. 1/28/99
11/17/97 05:30 Bracketville TX Cigar 15 mins I was deer hunting when i saw it . The sun hadnt came up yet when i noticed what i thought was a star in the horizon , it was moving an 11/19/98
11/17/97 03:00 Clearwater Beach FL Oval 1 hour Encounter On Caladesi Island/ Clearwater Beach, Florida -Two Crafts With Glowing Amber Lights 9/4/03
11/17/97 03:00 Wasilla AK Triangle 3 minutes A huge trianglar object moving in a true north direction. 9/2/05
11/17/97 02:00 Sioux Falls SD other 3 minutes Giant white streak moving across the sky at a high rate of speed stopped and took a 90 degree turn and went straight up and eventually 1/28/99
11/15/97 23:30 Pompano Beach FL Sphere 2 minutes Bright orange Sphere goes over Pompano Beach, Florida in seconds! 2/18/01
11/15/97 23:00 Chester NJ Circle 3-4 minutes Seven UFO's zigzagging in formation across the night sky 3/31/08
11/15/97 23:00 Chester NJ Circle several minutes Seven UFO's zigzagging across the night sky over Chester, NJ 9/6/02
11/15/97 22:00 Eureka CA Triangle 3 mins large slow moving triange-shaped aircraft flies over Eureka California... 1997 2/18/01
11/15/97 21:30 Varysburg NY Triangle 15 sec Two triangular ships seen at night 1/10/09
11/15/97 21:00 Tamaqua PA Light 30 seconds A light was seen up in the sky with small lights shining down from it it dissapeared and a possible abduction took place the following 1/28/99
11/15/97 21:00 Tennessee (on highway) TN Sphere 20 minutes 4 Glowing sphere's of light in the sky 1/17/04
11/15/97 20:00 El Centro CA Oval 1 minute I was with my girlfriend camping in the Anza Borrego desert in November 1997 at about 8pm. I looked up to the south and observed a hug 4/25/19
11/15/97 19:00 Northampton (UK/England)
11/15/97 18:45 West Palm Beach FL Other 5 minutes Object changed direction twice. 9/6/02
11/15/97 18:30 Hubbard OH Triangle 15MIN THREE LIGHTS AT A TRANGULAR SHAPE. LIGHTS WHERE RED. 1/28/99
11/15/97 04:00 Lockport NY Sphere 25 minutes Low in the eastern sky over a farming area I spotted a ball of bright light, every once in a while it seemed a ring of color would move 9/28/02
11/15/97 03:50 Reno NV Triangle 20 min Listened to radio on the way from San Jose to Reno, NV. We listened to Artbell on his AM talk radio. We just viewed what we thought w 1/28/99
11/15/97 02:30 Longview WA Other about 1/4 min Woke up from sleep, out window over golf course saw dk grey hexagonal object possibly with something thin ( rope-like) hanging down fro 1/28/99
11/15/97 00:35 Tucson AZ Other 3 seconds Traveling east on Speedway Blvd. and saw a bright white/yellow object with a red streaking tail traveling low from southwest to northea 1/28/99
11/14/97 23:15 Redondo Beach CA Fireball 2-3 seconds Blue-Green Light ball streaked in SW driection at low altitude making distinguishable buzzing sound. Object appeared to be traveling at 1/28/99
11/14/97 22:25 Bellingham WA Formation 90 seconds Consistent with behavior of object burning on re-entry 1/28/99
11/14/97 22:00 Stevens Pass WA Disk 15-20 seconds Not Man Made. Way too Big. No Sound. No wave of air after it passed. I felt visited and very lucky. ((NUFORC Note: Many other repo 1/12/17
11/14/97 21:30 Olympia WA Fireball 30 seconds Fireball object in Puget Sound Area 6/6/00
11/14/97 21:30 Corbett OR Formation 3 minutes We were driving west on chamberlain rd. which overlooks the columbia river gorge toward washugal washington. we witnessed several, at l 9/19/02
11/14/97 21:30 Olympia (East of) WA Formation 2 minutes We drove up to my house and looked to the North. At about a 45 degree angle we observed a flight of ???? moving from left to right in a 11/20/02
11/14/97 21:15 Burnaby (Canada) BC Delta 60 seconds I live on Burnaby Mountain and noticed a large, well lit flying wedged shaped object flying very low over my house without any noise. I 12/2/00
11/14/97 21:15 Snoqualmie WA Formation 2 minutes We were heading west on the North Bend to Fall City Road. (203?) There were two parallel primary bright objects with multiple bright ob 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:15 McMinnville OR Formation ~10 sec. We were out enjoying the full moon. These things appeared, from over the hills. I was the first to see them, and it took me about 3 s 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:15 Freeland (Whidbey Island) WA Formation minute Streaks of light moving in a very flat pattern from west to east. There appeared to be two pulsing or flashing lights at the front . 4/26/00
11/14/97 21:15 Renton WA Formation 90 seconds At work going to lunch. 8 objects in a row 10 to 12 objects in a row horzintal,under the 8, traviling from the south to the north at a 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:12 Centralia WA Sphere 3 minutes Magenta fog after Seattle Lights sighting 4/28/01
11/14/97 21:11 Burlington WA Formation 20-30 seconds 2 groups of 10 to 15 burning objects going from W by Nw sky towards E by NE sky moving much slower than a shooting star; moving at a co 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:11 Renton WA Formation 30 seconds 4 yellowish-orange balls with streaming tails moving very slowly from West to East disappearing behind the Cascade foothills. 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:10 Snohomish WA Formation 10 seconds Large object seen traveling northeast at a slow rate of speed approximately 300-500 feet above the ground and 250 to 300 yards from obs 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:10 Issaquah WA Other 1-2 minutes Large craft flew within 1 mile of 4 of us, moving at a medium speed, then sped up and went over the mountain. 1/17/04
11/14/97 21:10 Winthrop WA Fireball a few minutes Saw out of window, thought was meteors. kinda orange. 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:10 Mukilteo WA Formation 1-2 minutes Two large bright lights leading streams of hundreds, or many thousands of smaller bright lights, streaming across the sky. 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:09 Tonasket (14 miles east of) WA Formation 2-3 minutes Two couples see 2 brilliant lights and a formation of smaller lights following behind them in Central WA. 8/5/01
11/14/97 21:05 Edmonds WA Formation 1.5 minutes Mass of lights moving simultaneously from west to east. 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:00 Mt. Vernon WA Circle 45 seconds I witnesed 25to30 bright objects streaming across the sky from the west comeing together right over head fluttering of to the East. 12/20/00
11/14/97 21:00 North Camano Island - Buena Vista area- above Utsalady Bay WA Formation 20-60 seconds Double line of bright, ember hot colored lights. From W. to E. Most amazing was the dark grey colored object in the wake of these. Look 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:00 Poulsbo WA Formation 45 second One long streak with various sizes of blobs and streaks with another below it. They streaked across the northern sky at about 40° abov 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:00 Kenmore WA Rectangle 10-15 minutes I'm wondering why I can't find info on a UFO siting that took place between 9/98 &9/99 in Seattle area. An enormous craft moved slowly 12/2/00
11/14/97 21:00 West Seattle WA Formation 30-90 seconds Full clear sighting and recall of November 14th, '97 event--Seattle, WA 8/28/03
11/14/97 21:00 Gig Harbor WA Formation 4-5 minutes UFO sighting Gig Harbor Washington Nov. 14 1997. ((NUFORC Note: Many, many reports of this dramatic event. PD)) 3/10/11
11/14/97 21:00 Seattle WA Diamond 5 minutes Massive, fiery, black diamond with perfect straight edges hovers over hillside in Seattle 8/4/17
11/14/97 21:00 McCleary WA Unknown <10 minutes My mother and I witnessed an incident directly before the first McCleary exit coming from Elma. It happened on November 14, 1997. I re 5/14/19
11/14/97 21:00 Olympia WA Formation 10-20 seconds Cluster of lights moving from West to East (I think) very slowly. Similar to shooting stars, but much slower. 1/28/99
11/14/97 21:00 Seattle WA Formation 5-8 seconds Siting at stop light on Alaskan Way, heading west. Streaks of lights came flying across the sky, coming from over the Puget Sound. Th 1/28/99
11/14/97 20:00 Lynnwood WA Oval 5-6 minutes 1 slow but steady-moving 'cruise ship sized' object w/lights moving from WEST to EAST, & NOT toward Pac. Ocean 3/26/15
11/14/97 19:55 Oakland CA Disk 15 minutes Saw hovering craft above SF Bay Area above Oakland Coliseum area. Craft was saucer like from what we could see. The top was unlit and 1/28/99
11/14/97 19:30 Oroville WA Triangle 90 seconds 7 lights 1 amber at the point the remaining 6 were red with 3 down each side.It was huge and silent.It passed by extremely low in the v 11/30/99
11/14/97 18:35 Dallas/Ft. Worth (Approaching) TX Formation 35-45 minutes Saw strange lights above high clouds from an American Airlines flight into Dallas Ft Worth 8/5/01
11/14/97 17:34 Palo MI Triangle ~30 min While outside at a basketball game, several people and I saw ann oject rise straight up and hover then fly, very low, over our heads. 1/28/99
11/14/97 17:00 Portland OR Formation 5 hours Two bright lights appeared over the neighbors house and seem to go back and forth, stand still and pulsated at the same time. They loo 1/28/99
11/14/97 16:00 Birch Bay WA Other 20 minutes Saw two objects go from northwest southwest over ocean and san jaun islands twords bellingham with a long trail 1/28/99
11/14/97 Alaska Airlines/Sea-Tac to Anchorage (Canada) BC Formation unknown Stewardess informs passengers that a satellite has broken up and is coming over the airplane. 12/2/00
11/13/97 21:15 Trenton (just outside) NJ Light 2 Minutes Moving light around a stationary object... 4/26/99
11/13/97 01:45 Corvallis OR Light 20 minutes We had just pulled onto Interstate 5 from leaving Corvallis when we saw these three amber/orange lights hovering above the freeway. At 9/13/02
11/12/97 17:30 Seattle WA Light 8 seconds Looked up in the sky in a S-SW direction. Noticed 2 "stars" that were moving together at the same speed. They traveled for about 3 se 1/28/99
11/12/97 16:30 Divide CO Light Half hour The object was the size of a basket ball. Cotten white in color. Came very very close. 1/11/02
11/12/97 00:03 Sodus NY Cigar 10 min. awesome and an adventure for such a small town. 12/23/02

11/11/97 05:30 Columbus OH Cylinder 20 minutes huge cylindrical lights, thousands of feet long, blink off and then clusters of much smaller light blue and light orange-pink ship ligh 7/5/99
11/10/97 23:00 Santee CA Light 5 seconds We were parked in my car talking when my friend pointed out three green balls of light in the distance. As soon as I looked they shot s 1/28/99
11/10/97 21:45 Hurricane WV Circle about 2 sec. I was riding in the car and looked out the window. I then saw a circle about as big as a full moon flash across the sky and the disappe 2/16/99
11/10/97 20:00 Orem UT Triangle 1 min Black object moving slowly from North to South. 1/28/99
11/10/97 18:50 Boyertown PA light 2 hours Southern portion of the sky, bright light seeming to change from bright to light to bright again. Reported at 6:53 P.M. sighting has si 1/28/99
11/9/97 22:41 Lyons CO Unknown short - in seconds My wife was woke out of sleep by a light shining in her face – but this time with no noise. Also, later on, a small lamp in our room ca 9/2/05
11/9/97 21:00 Perkinston MS Cigar 7 minuets Cigar shaped ufo sighting in southern mississippi. huge. at night. 5/13/12
11/9/97 06:15 Newport (coast range, east of) OR Formation 10 sec A string of objects, could have been a deaying satellite or incoming space debris. There were about six in a row around the vicinity of 9/19/02
11/8/97 19:30 Louisville KY Changing 45mins No aircraft could have made these types movement through the air without stalling out of control and crashing to the ground. 11/16/02
11/8/97 18:20 Saugus CA other 30 minutes 2 ships were spotted 1/28/99
11/7/97 18:45 Austin TX
19:00 The UFO I had Reported has turned out to be an IFO to my relief. It was the Iridium satellite flash. We picked up the satellite naked- 1/28/99
11/7/97 18:30 Austin TX Light 30 minutes A bright red light in E/SE. Did not move as long as we watched. 3/7/98
11/6/97 19:00 Kentwood MI Other 1 minute Large, oval object with 2 small flashing red lights and 2 large steady white lights, 150 to 200 feet in air above a barn right next to 1/28/99
11/4/97 20:45 Seattle WA Light 1to2 seconds Seen in the SE sky over chuch, bright light too big to be a star,it was complety still. then in split second disappaered going SW at sp 1/28/99
11/2/97 00:00 Houston TX Light a minute 3 lights in line to V formation moving southwest.One light moved erraticaly and split making 180 degree turn 8/10/99
11/2/97 22:20 Broken Hill (Australia)
Light 20 Minutes Observed pulsating set of 4 rectangular lights of white and red, 50 feet from the ground never moving. 12/23/02
11/2/97 18:50 Green Bay WI light appx. 10 mins. A loose formation of 3 orange non-blinking lights observed slowly crossing evening sky. 1/28/99
11/2/97 02:20 Lyons CO Unknown 2 to 4 minutes strange humming noise over house late at night 9/2/05
11/1/97 23:00 Hua Hin, Prachuap Kirikan (Thailand) (Near)
Rectangle 15 Seconds Shape of a foot-long ruler. Seemingly semi-transparant. 4 glowing spots (not blinking) arranged evenly accross bottom. High and extr 4/2/99
11/1/97 22:00 Aguas Claras (Costa Rica)
Disk 11/2 min mercury colored saucer comes down leaving a trail of neon green smoke that lite up the farm like if it was day. 7/16/06
11/1/97 22:00 Los Angeles (just outside) CA Light 5 seconds It was a green light that hovered over the horizon being very still. After a few seconds of looking at it, it dropped straight below t 3/7/98
11/1/97 21:35 Carson CA Formation 30 Seconds 7 white lights in the form of an "L" traveled NW to SE seen from my backyard. Lights perfectly spaced apart, never changed formation. 1/28/99
11/1/97 18:50 Doniphan MO Fireball 2 min. 2 fireballs fall from sky and light up surroundings 10/15/02
11/1/97 18:30 Sartoga CA Other 30 sec. bent-bowling pin craft with no lights flies over in a north to south direction 8/12/01
11/1/97 16:00 Barachi (Bosnia)
Circle 5 seconds Very fast moving ball of light. 9/12/19
11/1/97 06:00 Newton GA Light 1 minute About 0600 am going to work i saw this most unusual light from something overhead. 2/14/06
11/1/97 01:30 East Troy WI Unknown 30 minutes My daughter was 3 and 1/2 years old at the time this occurred. It was approximately November. I arrived home from work at approx 02:30. 11/26/03