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UFO Report Index For 05/1996

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Date / TimeCityStateCountryShapeDurationSummaryPostedImages
5/31/96 03:00Chinquipin (Matagorda county, 10 miles southeast of seTXUSAlight5 minutesA 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 03:55AntiochCAUSA5 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 23:10MenokenNDUSASphere10 minutesBrightly glowing ball of light motionless, then moving, then motionless.The object moved at various angles around an airport.1/28/99
5/28/96 23:10MindonUTUSACylinder1-2 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 03:00BaltimoreMDUSAMan, 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 20:30Amargosa ValleyNVUSALight1hrAUTHOR'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 22:10RiversideCAUSA3 adults witness low-flying round obj. change shape, direction of flt., and altitude. Obj. stopped, dropped sparks, disappeared.11/2/99
5/26/96 18:36SullivanMOUSA2 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 01:55Fort MyersFlUSA10 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 21:20NeodeshaKSUSAUnknown2 min.We thought it was an airplane, then it zoomed away.4/22/03
5/25/96 23:00ChicoCAUSATriangle6 SecondsSilent, dark triangle shaped UFO sighting11/28/07
5/24/96 23:05BowieMDUSA3 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 22:30YoungstownOHUSA3 min.Man sees round, white light moving at "high speed" to the north. (Telephone suddenly disconnects.)11/2/99
5/24/96 20:45Mint HillNCUSATriangle15 secondsTriangle shape silently hovering just over the trees and houses11/9/04
5/24/96 01:50Toronto (Canada)ONCanadaTriangle1-2 minutes3 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 22:30RockfordWAUSA7 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 22:30HuntingtonWVUSA10 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 20:30VeniceFlUSA3 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
5/22/96HilliardOHUSAYoung 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 23:58CharlestonILUSA2 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 01:00BurgettstownPAUSATriangle3 minutestriangular ufo over burgettstown,pa2/8/11
5/20/96 23:00High PointNCUSAFireball2 minutesI was one the way home one night when a round object passed over head it looked like lava and fire around it4/27/07
5/20/96 16:00PassaicNJUSADisk5 minutesInteraction 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 21:45VisaliaCAUSA70 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 02:30Santa BarbaraCAUSAYoung woman reports seeing unusual entities on beach. Creatures were clothed in unusual garments. (No written rept. received.)11/2/99
5/19/96SalisburyMDUSAWoman w/ daughter, friend, MD Patrol officer witness very colorful object in night sky. (Facts unclear; no written rept.)11/2/99
5/18/96 23:20SeattleWAUSA15 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 22:30HamptonVAUSA20 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 22:00Princeton (Shea Lake) (Canada)BCCanadaSphereunknownWe 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 12:35Carneys PointNJUSACylinder3 to 5 secsBrownish black cylinder shaped object flew over my vehicle at 250 feet altitude, lasting approximtely 5 seconds then vanished.11/20/01
5/17/96 01:30MiamiFlUSA5 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 21:17CovingtonKYUSAOther25minobject trails three through city, seen by alot, video taped8/5/01
5/16/96 17:45UnknownUFO flying low over buildings. Silvery-grey in color with a silvery-green line going diagonally through it.3/7/98
5/15/96 22:05BellflowerCAUSA10 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 06:15JacksonvilleFLUSA30 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 04:50Atolicita HillsCAUSA2 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 22:30WillardMOUSACigar45 minuteshuge object3/19/02
5/15/96 21:00FrankfortILUSATriangleMassive black triangle with red lights at ends hovering2/8/11
5/15/96 03:00TulsaOKUSASphere5minSpherical bluish green craft hovering over the water12/9/00
5/15/96 03:00Regina (Canada)SACanadaUnknown4 secit 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 wa12/2/00
5/15/96 00:00Puerto Vallarto (Mexico)MexicoDiamond~5 minutes4 diamond shaped light over the ocean in Mexico in May of 19967/29/00
5/14/96 21:00ScottsdaleAZUSA30 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 22:45RochesterNYUSA35 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 20:15Black HillsSDUSA35 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 23:00Santa CruzCAUSA65 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 23:00KelseyvilleCAUSA45 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 21:00Van AlstyneTXUSADisk3 hour periodClose encounter in Texas, missing time.2/18/01
5/12/96 14:00SewaneeTNUSASphere20 minSaw a perfect silver, metalic sphere move with unnatural physics in a crystal clear, afternoon sky.10/11/05
5/12/96 02:00Idaho FallsIDUSALight1 minuteI never have told anyone about this because of the illegal nature of what we were doing when the event occured. Given the anonymous nat5/28/05
5/11/96 17:00NorwoodPAUSAFormation2 minutes18 Bright fast "Pearl" like UFOs in group between Philadelphia & Delawre crossed I-9511/21/10
5/10/96 21:30EverettWAUSA20 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 21:23MaconGAUSA14 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 20:20MansfieldTXUSA90 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 14:15PhoenixAZUSA20 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 22:00Cle ElumWAUSA45 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 15:00Cocoa BeachFLUSA4 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 01:10GardenaCAUSA5 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 21:45Coos BayORUSA5 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 21:40TempeAZUSA40 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 21:15SnellingCAUSA20 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 20:00FresnoCAUSA5 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 22:00TampaFLUSA2 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 21:00Big RapidsMIUSALight6 minutesUFOs performing geometric patterns in the sky/Fireball/Possible alien encounter.11/21/14
5/6/96 20:00New York CityNYUSALight2 hrsWe were followed by 4 dancing lights for over 70 miles6/18/03
5/6/96 20:00New York City (Queens)NYUSALight2 hours4 light s in formation7/16/06
5/5/96 21:45San FranciscoCAUSA3 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 20:25San BrunoCAUSA5 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 15:10CorteroAZUSA10 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 20:00New York City (Bronx)NYUSAFireball5-7 secondsMe 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 23:15FagleIDUSA20 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 05:30MorrisMIUSA30 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 21:45GrafordTXUSALight15 minsAt Possum Kingdom Lake (Graford, Tx) my wife and I spotted several star like objects moving across the sky in strange fashion. I am po1/28/99
5/1/96 23:00LumpkinGAUSADisk4 minutesSaucer object observed close enough to throw stones at in 1996.5/8/14
5/1/96 22:00CodyWYUSAOther1 minutestrange lights around Cody area6/12/08
5/1/96 21:00WhyAZUSAlight30 minApprox. 10-15 clusters of boomerang shaped lights1/28/99
5/1/96 20:00BellevueWAUSASphere2 minutesWhite glowing sphere flying low in sky, right in front of me. Two other witness saw cigar and triangle craft same time, same direction.6/25/20
5/1/96 19:00SuperiorAZUSAOther30 secondsI Turned Around And Said "Look Look!" And There Were 5-8 Amber Orbs Of Light Slightly At A Slant, Floating But There Wasn't A7/9/20
5/1/96 19:00CorvalisORUSATriangle7-10 minutestriangle formation in a blue haze 5/96 & blinking white lights ne of ashland mountain oregon in june of 199610/30/06
5/1/96 12:15ButlerPAUSADisk3 minutesHuge black object with giant lights hovers over Pittsburgh.5/24/05
5/1/96 12:00La Moncada (Mexico)MexicoDisk20 to 30mintsdisc shape object shiny and abouth 20 meters in diameter hovering over agricultural fields in la moncada, gto, mexico3/2/04
5/1/96 03:00Unknown (OH/IN border)OHUSATriangle30 minutesUFO burns through atmosphere, crashes to the earth and a salvage UFO cleans up the wreckage.2/14/08
5/1/96 01:30Burns (100 miles south of; no city)ORUSATriangle15 minutesBright lights at night in the desert that hovered over the road, then sped away.1/28/99
5/1/96 01:00RochesterNYUSATriangle10 minsI saw three triangle shaped craft fly over my neighborhood.1/28/99