This is a collection of nearly two hundred sightings of triangular, diamond or boomerang-shaped objects that I put together in 1990 in cooperation with the Belgian UFO research group SOBEPS. Patrick Ferryn, one of the founders of SOBEPS, had sent me information about a well documented series of sightings of large triangular objects in Belgium that began in October 1989 and continued for at least eight months. Using that information, I wrote a story about the Belgian cases that the MUFON UFO Journal published in 1990.
For some years I had believed that huge triangular UFOs were being seen rather often in the United States and other countries, but it was only when the Belgian flap occurred that I decided to see how many other cases I could find. The result was the list below.
The majority of the reports are from newspaper stories, most of them printed in the UFO Newsclipping Service (still being published monthly by Lou Farish, #2 Caney Valley Drive, Plummerville, Arkansas 72127-8725). I also found a number of triangular reports in newspaper stories published in South America that were translated and passed on to me by Jane Thomas Guma. Jane, then living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now living in Glendale, Arizona, shared this information with a number of other researchers in the United States as well.
Other sources for the reports below include the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and my own investigations (Pratt).
In this list, if the country is not given, the incident occurred in the United States. In American sightings, references to “football field" size means roughly 140 yards in length and about 70 in width (the playing field is actually 100 yards long and 53 wide, but end zones and sidelines are included in this description.)
This compilation is not meant to be a record of all triangular sightings during these years. No one knows how many there have been. This list is offered only as an indication of what has been happening. It is very possible that many more such sightings were made that were not reported to the publications and organizations that were available to me.
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May 22, 1960. Palma, Majorca, Spain (MUFON). Astronomers at an observatory in Palma sighted a triangular-shaped object. The object spun on its axis without deviating from its path and appeared to be about the size of a quarter-moon. It was seen for two minutes. Its velocity, altitude and lack of noise or tail ruled out its being a jet aircraft of a balloon, an observatory spokesman said.
January 3, 1965, dusk. Near Washington, D.C. (MUFON). A four-engine Electra airliner nearly collided with a delta-shaped object several miles from the airport. The flight crew of the Electra saw what they thought was an ordinary aircraft. Abruptly it turned and moved swiftly toward the airliner. It was a huge craft with a black silhouette. Just as suddenly the object turned away and disappeared at a tremendous speed.
February 11, 1965, 7:35 p.m. Boulder, Colorado. A junior walking across the University of Colorado campus reported seeing six objects of football shape with inverted "V" wings that came to a point at the ends, with no tail sections and stark white against the dark winter sky. They were flying in formation at what seemed like an extremely high altitude. There was no jet sound, only a loud roar. The last two objects suddenly moved out of the formation, almost at right angles in a jerky movement, and just as quickly returned to their flight positions. The objects were moving from the southeast to the southwest apparently at a tremendous speed.
March 18, 1965, 7:06 p.m. Takamatsu, Japan (MUFON). Pilots of two airliners flying from Osaka to Hiroshima reported being chased by a strange object over the Seto Inland Sea. The first aircraft, a Toa Air Lines Convair 240 with 28 passengers aboard, was over the Deshima Islands when the pilot suddenly noticed an oblong, luminescent object approaching his plane. It came close to the airliner, causing the pilot to make a 60-degree turn to avoid a collision. The object then stopped, made an abrupt turn and flew along with the aircraft for about three minutes. It finally disappeared toward Takamatsu. About 30 seconds later the pilot of a Tokyo Air Lines Piper Apache made an emergency radio call to the Takamatsu tower, saying a UFO was pursuing his plane over the city. The Convair pilot said the craft was about 15 meters in diameter and radiated a greenish light, which prevented him from determining the shape of the object. However, the chief engineer and two other workers of an electric company saw the object from the ground and reported it was "shaped like a triangle whose top radiated brilliant light. It was in sight for about 10 seconds."
June 1970. Near Ponce, Puerto Rico (MUFON). A pilot holding a high federal government position reported that at dawn pilots of two airliners sighted a large balloon-like object. It was drifting slowly southwestward at 5,000 to 7,000 feet and was subsequently detected on radar and tracked. Its movement was four to eight knots. The pilot was flying with the Puerto Rico National Guard and was a member of a flight of F-104s and a T-33 aircraft that went to the site. On becoming airborne from San Juan, the pilots could see the object. It was approximately 40 miles southwest of Ponce and above 60,000 feet. The pilot flying the T-33 and the pilots of the four F-104s all noted that the object was (1) a manufactured item, (2) at least 125 feet in both width and length, (3) shaped like the forward third of a speedboat hull with a flat rear section and a pointed nose section, (4) the object was drifting slowly against the wind at eight knots, and (5) there were no apparent signs of propulsion. Extensive gun-camera film was collected and a B-52 from Ramey Air Force Base locked onto the target with its radar. As soon as it did, the B-52 received electronic jamming. The object was kept under surveillance throughout the day and was lost after dark. According to the San Juan Star, most of the people of Puerto Rico saw the object that day.
1973, night. Flatwoods, Kentucky. The dispatcher for the Flatwoods police department heard a "strange buzzing sound" outside the station and went outside to investigate. "I looked up and saw a triangular-shaped object hovering over a city parking lot and standing about a foot above the roof of the station. It threw out a real bright silverish-gold glow. I walked up under this thing. I was not afraid. It shot out in a 90-degree angle." He went back inside the station and as he thought about what he had seen, a woman came into the station, crying and screaming. After she calmed down she said she had been driving on a nearby country road when her engine and lights suddenly shut off. She said a triangular-shaped object had passed over her car making buzzing noises and then disappeared up into the sky.
April 3, 1975, 1:45 a.m. until sunrise. Southeast North Carolina (MUFON). Law enforcement officers in five counties pursued a V-shaped craft with two spotlights. First seen by Lumberton police, the object was traveling 200 to 300 feet above the ground, heading north along Interstate 95. At 1:50 a.m., two St. Pauls officers saw it take off from open ground 10 miles north of Lumberton. The object darted around, making right-angle turns and accelerating rapidly. It was brilliant and silent. During the night at least 100 sightings were reported, with at least nine police officers seeing eight craft similar to the V-shaped object reported earlier. One officer said it was 40 to 50 feet long and bathed in a blue tint. Residents of one town said the object's searchlights lit up the entire town. The police chief of White Lake reported that as he was driving, the object came down and lit up the whole area like daylight. He went on about 300 yards, then stopped and got out. The light from the object was so bright he had to look away. It was V-shaped, silent and lit up an area about 500 feet on either side of the road. The chief then got a powerful light of his own from his cruiser and shined it at the object. He blinked the light and the object blinked back. Then it suddenly went straight up in the air at about 200 miles an hour and disappeared.
October 27, 1975, about 3 a.m. Rural area between Oxford and Poland, Maine (Pratt). Two young men, 22 and 18, were driving on country road when they saw what they thought were two huge truck lights in a field. Then an enormous object rose up out of the field and went down the road just above and ahead of them. Half a mile away, a blinding light hit them and both passed out. When they came to the UFO was still above them. They drove back toward Oxford and lost sight of the UFO. About a mile away, the car turned into a side road on its own accord and halted on a hillside overlooking a lake. They could see the UFO again, above them. As they sat there, they saw two small UFOs come up off the lake and then descend in a falling-leaf pattern and then go back up as if they were climbing stair steps. Then all three objects vanished. Both men were ill for three days and reported having strange experiences, such as seeing small cubes floating in the air. Both became paranoid and believed the UFOs were following them. The older one said a man in a blue suit came to the door of his trailer home one day and warned him not to talk about his experiences. The younger man soon moved to Oklahoma. The other stayed and eventually was persuaded to undergo hypnosis. During six sessions conducted by a physician, the man told of finding himself aboard the UFO and looking out a window and seeing his friend still sitting in the driver's seat of the car below. He was then led by a short, grayish creature into another part of the UFO, where he saw four similar creatures and was given some kind of medical examination. For more details, click here.
December 31, 1975, late evening. St. George, Ontario, Canada. A triangular object estimated to be about 60 feet in diameter hovered over barn and 300 to 400 feet above the witness, a 14-year-old boy on snowmobile. The encounter lasted about one minute, the sighting about five minutes.
January 20, 1976, 7:30 p.m. Near Port Norris, New Jersey. Two women saw two bright lights stationary above trees 300 yards from a house. They called a neighbor couple, who watched with their two children. Two minutes later, the lights dimmed, then brightened and seemed to go off. A whirring noise was heard as a boomerang-shaped object passed over the heads of witnesses. There was a circle of red lights underneath. One woman said she saw a figure from the waist up in small, dark window.
August 28, 1976, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Venice, Florida. A woman saw a single light and then a V-shaped formation three times. During the first and second sightings she saw a single oval-shaped white light moving up and down above trees, then five lights in V-formation moving across the sky and zigzagging. A second woman saw a V-shaped formation just before dawn.
September 5, 1976, 11 p.m. Helena, Montana. A man told police he saw a wedge-shaped object hovering above an abandoned hotel. It then zoomed off. It had two red lights on one side and two blue lights on other.
January 10, 1977, evening. Massena, New York. A woman reported seeing a diamond-shaped object with green, yellow and white lights going around in a circle at the base of the object. It hovered over an elementary school for about an hour and then disappeared. On January 18 at 8 p.m., she and another woman saw the same or a similar object hover over the school and then move in a westerly direction.
February 15, 1977, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Eustis, Florida. Two Cub Scouts at a scout meeting saw a diamond-shaped object with red, green and blue lights around it over Lake Eustis. It left a trail behind it like a falling star. The object settled down behind trees, then shot up at an incredible speed and disappeared. There was no sound.
March 22, 1977, 12:40 a.m. Beach near San Clemente, California. A security guard saw two diamond-shaped objects, bright white and traveling at a high rate of speed, pass overhead from west to east, one behind the other. The estimated size: One inch at arm's length. At about 3:15 a.m. other witnesses saw two UFOs travel over Laguna Beach, eight miles north of San Clemente, heading for Catalina Island.
March 22, 1977, 3:28 a.m. Near Fontana, California (approximately 50 miles northeast of San Clemente). Seven security guards at March Air Force Base saw two gold and silver-colored diamond-shaped objects traveling at about 3,000 feet altitude south to north at high speed, leaving a blue stream behind. At 3:30 a.m., two Riverside County sheriff's deputies sitting in a parked patrol car in Edgemont, 10 miles to the south, saw a "cigar with a light on each end" pass overhead. Two California Highway Patrol officers reported seeing a UFO in the area the previous morning.
May 17, 1977, 3:30 a.m. Memphis, Tennessee (Pratt). Two Tactical Squad police officers in a van were driving south on an interstate highway through city when one spotted a triangular-shaped series of lights 35 to 50 feet above high tension towers just east of the expressway. Uncertain as to what it was, they turned around in the median and returned to the area but saw nothing. They drove a short distance farther north, then turned around and again headed south and this time saw the object hovering about 500 feet above a golf course on the west side of the interstate. They drove off an exit road, stopped, got out of their van and watched the object. It was triangular-shaped with white, red and green lights with a white glow around the silhouette itself. It was stationary over the golf course. The red and green lights were flashing alternately and the men could see what looked like portholes or very dim lights along the side of the object, which appeared to be metallic. One of the officers got a rifle with a telescopic sight out of the van to get a better look at the object. As soon as he shouldered the rifle, the object began moving away from them silently at a slow speed. The white and green lights went off but the glow was still visible. Then two red lights came on on the rear and the object simply disappeared across the horizon in one to two seconds. The sky was clear and visibility was good. Earlier in the evening, about 11 p.m., three other Memphis officers at a substation 15 miles northeast of the golf course saw a triangular series of lights passing over the city at a fast speed. One officer said it looked like a "flying Christmas tree." Air traffic controllers at Memphis International Airport had nothing unusual on radar during these sightings. For further details, click here.
November 18, 1977, 5:40 a.m. New Britain, Connecticut. Two women reported a triangular object with fins "swooped out of nowhere" and hovered over their car. It made no noise. It was cigar-shaped on the bottom with red glowing lights in the center. The triangular part was outlined in white lights that went on and off in sequence. The women watched the object dipping and zigzagging over the city for about 15 minutes. The driver immediately reported it to the police but was told no one else had reported seeing it.
November 22, 1977, 11:45 p.m. Plymouth, New York (midway between Utica and Binghamton) (Pratt). A farm couple had just gone to bed when they heard a loud roaring noise "like a jet plane coming right in on top of the house." The noise continued and suddenly the house started vibrating and the whole yard lit up. The farmer jumped out of bed, looked out a window and saw a huge triangular-shaped object hovering over the house and driveway, 100 to 150 feet above the ground. The noise was like that of a rocket. "You could hear the atmosphere around it cracking from the tremendous noise of this contraption," the farmer said. "It looked like a big triangular-shaped deal and the back end of it wasn't flat from point to point. It was more concave, like an arrowhead, and it looked like it had four engines in the back because you could see the orange fire that was in them." It appeared to be 75 to 80 feet wide and at least as long. There were four to six oscillating red lights. The couple's seven-year-old female German shepherd dog "just about went through conniptions when all this went on." The light from the object was so bright that the security lights in the barnyard, operated by photoelectric cells, went off. All this time the object was moving slowly, perhaps 10 to 15 miles an hour, and took 15 to 20 seconds to pass over the house and barns. It then quickly vanished over the hills at treetop level. Just a few minutes later another couple with a teenage son who live three miles away heard a loud noise that kept getting louder and louder. Then they saw "a huge object in the shape of a stingray fish, like a triangle but rounded in the front." The object lit up their front yard and the family could see "a bunch of square windows on it." It was about 50 feet off the ground. The family watched it for about five minutes before it passed out of sight. For further details, click here.
December 15, 1977, 7 to 10 p.m. Area from just southwest of Eureka Springs, Arkansas eastward through much of Carroll County (Pratt). Dozens of people, including two retired scientists and a police officer, saw a giant triangular or kite-shaped UFO move slowly eastward 25 to 30 miles across the county. About 7 p.m. a woman in Eureka Springs watched it for about 15 minutes as it approached and passed over her home. She described it as diamond-shaped with a bottom that looked like "raw wood." It had a red signal-like light in the middle and three or four smaller red lights elsewhere. The two scientists, a 73-year-old biologist and her husband, a 69-year-old nuclear chemist, saw the object about 9:25 p.m. near Beaver Lake, about five miles southwest of Eureka Springs. They were traveling home in separate vehicles about a mile apart when each saw two big bright lights passing slowly overhead toward Eureka Springs. Each stopped, got out and looked and neither heard any sound. Between 9:30 and 10, dozens of other people watched it pass over Berryville (ten miles east of Eureka Springs), going east. Most said it was diamond or kite-shaped, had three or four lights on it, sometimes pointed downward like spotlights, and was moving at a speed of 5 to 10 miles an hour. A policeman said it was triangular-shaped. He watched it with binoculars for 30 to 45 minutes from atop the highest hill in Berryville. Some people said they heard a humming sound. It was seen in Green Forest, a community seven miles southeast of Berryville, and was last seen passing over Oak Grove, nine miles northeast of Berryville, heading toward the Missouri border, about three miles beyond. For further details, click here.
January 12, 1978, 8:10 to 8:20 a.m. Cotheridge, Worcester, England. A woman reported seeing a brilliant crescent-shaped object with both ends pointed toward the earth. She said it was clearly visible in the cloudless sky. After hovering for some minutes, it flew off.
January 24, 1978, 7 to 8 p.m. Leicester and Hinckley, England. At least 17 people reported seeing a delta-shaped object that flew low overhead and made no noise. It was lit by steady red, blue and yellow lights as it headed south from Leicester toward Hinckley, where 12 residents saw it.
February 2, 1978, 7:30 p.m. Verona, Kentucky (near Cincinnati, Ohio). A middle-aged couple and their grown son saw a triangular-shaped object flying slowly and low over their farmhouse and disappear across a meadow. It had three big red lights and made a humming sound. The lights were so bright it was hard to look at them.
February 2, 1978, 11 p.m. Vineland, New Jersey. A woman saw a triangular object with a point at the back and "a lot of red and white lights." It made no sound. That same night, time unknown, six teenagers told police they saw a triangular object with lights in each corner when their car stopped at an intersection. They followed it for six or seven miles, wound up on narrow dirt road, then stopped and turned their lights off. The UFO also turned its lights off. When the car lights were turned back on, the UFO lights also went on. By then it appeared to be about a mile away and 500 to 600 feet in air.
February 9, 1978, 7:45 p.m. Island Lake, near South Lyon, Michigan. Several residents reported seeing a huge oval object hovering near their homes. One resident, a former Air Force aircraft mechanic, reported seeing a boomerang-shaped object the size of three 747s with a "great intensity of light coming from the center fuselage area." It was going west, flying at a low rate of speed. At least three adults and a number of children also saw the object, which made a humming noise. The slight noise confounded the ex-mechanic, who said a craft that size with conventional engines should have made enough noise to "blow out every window in the area." Police received about two dozen calls about sightings.
Mid February, 1978, evening. Nelagoney, Oklahoma. A woman driving on a back road saw what she thought was a star until it moved. Then it flew backwards and passed silently over her car. It was boomerang-shaped and emitted bluish-white sparks. It had four small lights on the front, flashing in sequence. Then it sped away.
February 22, 1978, 10 p.m. Loomis, California (near Sacramento). Several residents and a woman driving on an interstate highway reported seeing lights in the sky. One resident said the object was triangular in shape "with one point taller and a cone attached." It moved slowly and quietly, making a humming noise. Another resident and her son saw a triangular object with two large bright lights hovering about 75 feet over her house. Still another resident saw a stationary object in the sky with six to ten "real bright" lights in a horizontal row. A woman driving home saw two large, bright lights, but with no beam like a headlight. After a newspaper publicized these sightings, several more people called to report also seeing a delta-shaped object.
March 1, 1978, 9:30 to 11 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pratt). Several hundred people saw an enormous object estimated by some to have been at least 600 feet across. None of the witnesses said the object was triangular in shape, but other characteristics of the object are remarkably similar to those associated with triangle reports. Most people saw two very bright front lights. One young couple saw the object twice. The first time, about 10 p.m., they were driving in the central part of the city when they saw a bright light in the southern sky. It kept getting bigger and brighter and they soon made out two lights slowly sweeping back and forth from left to right. It appeared to be very large. As they watched, a smaller object came from the north very fast, flashing red, white and blue lights. It passed right over their car, made a 180-degree turn in a second and headed toward the large object. Both disappeared over a hill. Intrigued, the couple drove to a reservoir in a park that is the highest point in the city, to see if they could locate the object. A minute later they saw the big one again, coming from the downtown area. It stopped almost above them, perhaps 2,000 feet in the air. They could hear a low humming noise. It appeared to be a dull gray color and had several steady white lights. The underbody seemed to consist of a steel grating and in the middle was a cylinder or cone protruding from the base. Recessed inside this cylinder were three triangular lights with their ends butted together to form a fourth triangle. The triangular lights lit up in sequence, one after the other. After a few minutes the object started to drift away and suddenly just disappeared. The witnesses estimated the object was as big as Three Rivers Stadium (home of professional football and basball teams and since torn down), which was 200 yards in diameter. Another witness, a woman who lived about five miles to the west, also said the object was as big as the stadium. In an interesting experiment in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Center for UFO Research, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a brief report about the sightings without giving any details and said the UFO group was seeking additional information. Within 24 hours the center received more than 150 phone calls from people who had seen the object. For further details, click here.
March 3, 1978, 10:20 p.m. Union, New Jersey. Two boys, 10 and 14, told police they saw a diamond-shaped object the size of a house. The object changed in color from orange to green to white and moved around in the sky before disappearing.
March 20, 1978, evening. Salamanca, New York. Five police officers saw a triangular or boomerang-shaped object with green, red, blue and white flashing lights on the side. Two of the officers, responding to calls from residents reporting sightings, saw one or more objects that appeared to be rotating and moving very slowly.
March 20‑24, 1978, exact date not given; a workday morning, about 4 a.m. Malibu, California. The general manager of a corporation in Venice left his house on his way to work and saw a bright circle of lights above him which seemed to be moving upwards and then disappeared. He was astounded. As he got into his car he heard a low rumbling, muffled sound. Then maybe 3,000 to 4,000 feet above him he could make out a triangular object the size of two 747s. It was moving very slowly and as he watched, it climbed toward a layer of clouds and then veered out over the ocean. He tried to follow it in his car but lost sight of it.
March 22, 1978, 9:15 p.m. New Scandia, Minnesota. More than 50 people reported seeing a V-shaped formation of red lights variously described as being as big as a battleship or a 747 aircraft flying at an altitude of 100 to 300 feet in a northwesterly direction at a speed of five to ten miles an hour. Critics and debunkers claimed the people saw a flight of five military helicopters, which flew through the area about the same time. However, the pilot of the lead helicopter was later quoted as denying the "UFO" could have been his flight because they were at an altitude of 2,500 feet, never hovered and flew at a speed of 90 miles an hour.
March 27, 1978, 9 p.m. Ratby (near Hinckley), Leicester, England. A 19-year-old student nurse was riding a motorcycle on a lane when she saw an object about two fields away and 200 feet in the sky. She described it as a long red object with white hot flames coming from the rear end. It hovered for four minutes, during which it made a loud droning noise. It then tilted and she could see lights at each point of a triangular shape.
Late March, 1978, 2:30 a.m. Yeovil, Dorset, England. Two young men, 17 and 19, reported seeing a bright orange, inverted cone-shaped object hovering just above the ground while they were driving home. They stopped and watched for five to ten minutes, after which it appeared to fade away. They estimated it was two to three miles away. They heard no sound.
April 6, 1978, 7 p.m. Baldwinsville, New York (just northwest of Syracuse). Two men driving saw a bright ball of white light traveling west at high rate of speed suddenly stop and remain motionless. After several minutes, the light went out and a series of red, green and blue flashing lights came on. Just as suddenly as it appeared, the lights went out and the object disappeared. An hour later, eight teenagers, six boys and two girls, riding bicycles saw three lights appear near a water tower in the southern sky. It hovered over the hill, lit up the area and then quickly disappeared. The previous evening a police officer and his family saw an object hovering near their home. The sheriff's department also received call from a helicopter pilot who said he and a friend were driving when they saw a diamond-shaped object hovering about 50 feet above the ground. The only sound it made was a "whooshing" noise as it suddenly took off at a high rate of speed.
April 26, 1978, 11 p.m. Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Two people in separate cars saw a triangular object passing over an interstate highway at a height of about 200 feet. It had a row of 12 red lights going down the center and two bright beams of light coming down from the sides. Both stopped and got out of their cars, as did five males in a third car. They watched as the object bobbed up and down about 100 feet above a golf course before continuing west.
Spring 1978, 10 p.m. Glenview, Illinois (CUFOS). A house painter, 20, riding in a car saw bright orange and white lights on a triangular object moving north at about 1,000 feet. It was moving slowly and passed out of sight beyond some buildings. At arm's length, the object was about the size of two hands.
May 20, 1978, 9:30 p.m. Norwich, Connecticut. At least four people reported to state police that they had seen six triangular objects in a row flying southeast over the Thames River. The objects had red lights at the rear and white or yellow lights on the front.
May 27, 1978, night. Chula Vista, California. A manufacturing engineer who had been investigating UFOs for 15 years got a call about a triangular craft near the Chula Vista Harbor Drive-in. The Chula Vista police department and the sheriff's station at Imperial Beach were getting calls from UFO witnesses. The engineer and another field investigator went to the Imperial Beach Pier. When they arrived, fishermen were walking toward the shore, leaving their gear behind. "They wouldn't talk to us," said the engineer. "They just stared at us blankly, like zombies." One couple who ran a concession stand and their baby were frightened, as was their dog, which had squeezed under a bed and wouldn't come out. Three police officers and a dispatcher had seen the UFO from the roof of the station, but a superior officer said they were not available for comment. The engineer talked briefly with two of the officers, and later in the day he went to their homes. However, the homes were vacant. When the investigators went back to the police station to check on the addresses, they were told the officers were no longer with the department. Three years later, the engineer tracked down one of the former officers in Montana, but he refused to be interviewed.
May 28, 1978, 8:44 to 9:30 p.m. Chula Vista, California. Police received seven calls about a diamond-shaped object with two sets of lights at each point that hovered for five to ten minutes behind a dairy near the harbor. One woman said: "It seemed to move and as it moved it seemed to be turning, but it didn't seem to be turning all the way around." Others saw a triangular object that made no noise.
June 13, 1978, 2:30 p.m. King Standing at Ashdown Forest, West Sussex, England. A geology surveyor for the water authority was working high up on a drilling rig when he saw a wedge-shaped object silhouetted against a high bank of fir trees 500 to 600 yards away. The object was about 100 feet above the ground but 50 to 60 feet below the surveyor. He tapped a fellow worker on shoulder to draw his attention to it. It flew down the valley, crossed a highway and vanished over the horizon. Neither man could see any wings on the object. They estimated it covered a distance of four miles in three to four seconds. The surveyor is colorblind but his mate said it was light colored underneath and red on top. No noise could be heard.
August 5, 1978, 11:15 p.m. Laurie, Missouri. A 40-year-old TV director was driving through a wooded area with his daughter and son when they saw two red lights about 25 feet to the left of the road. It rose about 30 feet above the ground. The son, 11, saw a triangular object fly over car to their right, cut back at the top of the hill they were driving down, turn around and approach them again, only to descend behind trees. The father heard faint whirling noise and saw only the two lights rise off ground. The son estimated the object was 10 to 12 feet across.
August 17, 1978, 10 p.m. Rural area between Marblehead and Port Clinton, Ohio. A woman, her three children and her mother were riding in a car when they saw three lights "the size of a silver dollar" and patterned "like an upside down triangle" flashing on and off in the sky. When first seen, the lights were near the moon at the 7 o'clock position. They blinked out and came back on a second later at the 3 o'clock position. The lights were approaching the car from the northwest at a rapid speed and the woman stopped. Her mother looked out and saw "two huge lights at least two-and-a-half-feet in diameter right over the car." The lights flashed and were pentagonal shaped. From her perspective, they were about eight inches apart. Within a few seconds the object passed on overhead and went out of sight.
August 24, 1978, 9 to 10 p.m. Sedan and Peru, Kansas. Several residents reported seeing a kite-shaped object as big as a 747 flying northwest-southeast at a slow speed, making a low humming noise. One woman said it was diamond-shaped and had three steady white lights on the front, back and right side and a red blinking light on the left side. Some said it was flying high; others said it was just above the trees.
September 1978. Western Michigan. Dan Wright, then director of investigations for MUFON, was driving on Interstate 94 when he and a companion saw a boomerang-shaped object with two mammoth spotlights whoosh silently over all four lanes of I-94 and then right over their heads. Wright and his companion stopped and watched the object through binoculars as it hovered for a while over a nearby grove of trees.
September 14‑16, 1978. Italy. During a series of sightings throughout the entire country, numerous cigar, disc and triangular-shaped objects were seen. In the Alps near Bolzano, rail workers saw a triangular object with two powerful lights, which disappeared at great speed after a few minutes. At 5:50 a.m. on September 14, people in Rome saw a triangular object for five minutes. At about the same time, people near Florence reported seeing a cigar-shaped object. Early on the morning of the 16th, highway police near Rome received calls about a "luminous triangle" and "a beam of greenish light."
December 6, 1978, 11 p.m. Antioch, California. A music teacher and another man saw a single
light branch out into several others, with one bright light in front and a
red light at the tail end. The diamond-shaped object flew over them and made
a low rumble or humming sound. The two men jumped into a car and chased the
object, once catching up with it and crossing its path. It flew off in northwesterly
direction, lost altitude and disappeared from sight. The sighting lasted 15
minutes. The object was about size of "two houses" and about 1,000
feet high. On the way back to the teacher's house, they saw an identical object
coming from the east. They watched it for ten minutes as it moved west and
south. About 11:45 p.m., the other man saw a third object shaped "like
a stingray," possibly the same object that two
women reported seeing pass
over their house the same evening. About two weeks earlier, another woman
in the adjoining city of Pittsburg saw a similar object.
December 23, 1978, 9:30 p.m. Near Punta del Este, Uruguay. A newspaper sports reporter driving to Punta del Este on assignment saw a giant V formation of lights 300 to 400 meters away along the slope of the Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf) hill. They were stationary and he stopped to get a better look. It was an imposing sight but since there was nothing he could do, he decided to continue his trip. Just a few minutes later he saw a pair of bright lights in his rearview mirror and thought it was a truck. He pulled over to let it pass, but nothing happened. He again stopped and got out. The lights had disappeared and there was no truck. Somewhat alarmed, he got in his car again and started up only to see a bright white light cross the road 500 meters ahead of him and perhaps 300 meters high, heading out to sea.
December 28, 1978, 4:30 a.m. Arroyito, Cordoba, Argentina. Three workers of the electrical company of Cordoba were driving in a company truck near Arroyito and were about to cross a bridge over the Rio Segundo when they suddenly found themselves in the town of Transito, 15 kilometers farther on. They were amazed and didn't understand how they had gotten there. The cigarettes they had been smoking were still burning. They discussed what had happened as they continued on their way. But shortly after, as they approached the locality of Santiago Temple, they saw a very intense light coming from a nearby hill, 150 meters from the road. It was coming from a flattened rhomboid-shaped object about 25 meters across which revolved on a vertical axis while emitting intense rays of light from the upper part. At times it oscillated as if it were a top on a wave. The men said another truck had stopped and as they watched, the object suddenly focused a strong beam of light on their truck before moving away.
End of December 1978, 8 p.m. Antofagasta, Chile. Three Chilean Air Force F5-Es were sent aloft to intercept a giant UFO that had been detected by radar. The object was reported to be at an altitude of about 10,000 feet over Calama in the northern part of the country. There were no clouds and the sky was semi-dark. The flight commander spotted the object and a lieutenant in another plane ten miles away confirmed the sighting. The object, which was "between round and triangular and was very bright," according to the commander, was about 50 times bigger than the F5-Es. The incident was not revealed to the public until May 29, 1979, the day a similar incident occurred (see below). The Air Force could not explain what the object was.
January 4, 1979, daytime. Israel. Israelis reported seeing a "sparkling diamond in the sun" hovering, zigzagging and streaking through the sky from Jerusalem to Haifa.
May 6, 1979, 10:45 p.m. Kalama Valley, about 12 miles east of Honolulu, Hawaii. An airline flight attendant and her husband were driving back to Honolulu when they saw a triangular object coming slowly toward them from the west. It was huge, about the size of "two or three hands" at arm's length. "It should have fallen out of the sky it was so big," the woman said. It had two big headlights and underneath about two dozen glowing red, green and white lights blinking on and off. The couple stopped to watch it. As the object moved faster, "it would move funny, sort of up and down." It headed out to sea and went out of sight.
May 29, 1979. Antofagasta, Chile. A Chilean Air Force captain who was instructing another pilot in an F5-E on a routine training flight reported that they saw an unidentified object. Radar operators had alerted them to its presence. "I first saw a nebulous spot, but on approaching noticed it was a kind of black triangle with two little tails," said the captain. "At that moment, with a maneuver that was also seen from the ground, the UFO made a turn and left at a speed surpassing that of sound."
May 29, 1979, evening. The Meadows, Nottingham, England. A woman saw a triangular-shaped object with a reddish-orange glow. It was moving up and down but after two or three minutes it got up speed, climbed rapidly and disappeared. One or two nights earlier a group of boys playing soccer said they saw a fleet of triangular objects in the Ashby area.
August 2, 1979, between 11 p.m. and midnight. Oberlin, Kansas. At least 30 residents of Decatur County reported seeing a pair of large unidentified objects with a series of lights flying extremely slowly at low altitudes, with little or no noise. One woman and her three children said they saw what looked like car headlights in the sky for about eight minutes as it passed northwest of their rural residence. It had one light in front and a diamond pattern of four lights in back with nothing in between. Another woman riding home from the county fair with her son and daughter saw "two car headlights" in the sky moving east as they headed west. The son was driving and he turned the vehicle south one mile to get a better view but they could see little more and went on home. From their yard they watched the object as it came slowly eastward right over their house. It passed about "double tree-top height" over their cattle feedlot yard lights. They could see a cone-shaped light in front with three lights in back, one on top and two on the bottom. It was as big as a football field and made a humming sound like a blimp. All the lights were steady.
September 11, 1979, Between 8 and 11:30 p.m. Spalding, Leicester, England. At 8 o'clock, a woman and her mother were standing at the back door of their house when they saw a bright light shining down. It disappeared. The woman then went into the field to check her lambs and heard a "horrible noise, like a deep humming" above her. She looked up and saw three lights in a triangle, one red and two white, not very high. About three hours later a couple in bed realized there was a light in the sky. The wife looked out a window and saw what looked like "a car with its headlights on." The object was stationary and had two large lights and one small light shaped like a triangle. It later moved away. The woman heard a noise like an engine revving up and was frightened because she thought it was a plane in trouble. Still another couple saying goodbye to a relative saw it or a similar object with two red lights at the front and a white light some distance to the rear. It was moving slowly as if scanning the ground with two very large and powerful searchlights. After about five minutes, it switched off the searchlights, increased its speed and moved over the couple's house, making a droning sound. "It must have been a massive piece of machinery," said the wife. "We feel sure it was of a triangular shape from the position of the lights."
October 20, 1979, 8:45 p.m. Millsboro, Delaware. Two women saw strange lights that seemed to be flying in formation close to the ground just west of Millsboro. They saw three lights that were flying apart at first. Then the lights "seemed to come into a triangle shape and it looked like there was a plane with red and blue lights following it." The first three lights were gold colored and were accompanied by a low humming noise.
December 20, 1979, 9:45 p.m. Des Moines, Iowa. A 26-year-old woman and her 18-year-old sister saw a diamond-shaped object "two or three times larger than an airplane," with four white lights in the corners flying near Interstate 235 in the city. It was dark and shadowy with no clear definition on a flat bottom surface. Sometimes it barely moved and sometimes it hovered. The two women actually saw it three times from different locations, with the longest sighting lasting about two minutes. It made a low rumbling sound. The older sister said it was about size of an orange held at end of an arm.
January 13, 1980, 9 p.m. Red Wing, Minnesota. Two women saw a flashing triangle of lights above a nursing home. Although it appeared to be moving slowly, it was overhead for only about two minutes. When directly above them, they could see two "egg-shaped lights similar to spotlights on either side of the front white light." They became frightened and hid in a car when the object hovered 15 to 30 seconds above a nearby 50-foot oak tree. Three other women who worked at the nursing home each separately saw the triangle of lights.
February 11, 1980, 10 p.m. to midnight. Argentina and Chile. Hundreds of people in more than a dozen communities in an area of Chile and western Argentina 600 miles long and 300 miles wide reported seeing a large, usually triangular object. Many sightings occurred between 10:50 and 11:10 in areas far apart, which makes one wonder if this weren't a meteor or falling space debris. However, details of individual sightings with numerous witnesses indicate otherwise. Examples: Shortly before 11 p.m., the mayor and 31 other people in Ahilinco, a small community in Neuquen Province 635 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, saw a brilliant object with a triangle of very strong light in the center. It was about 45 degrees high in the sky to the west over the Andes. The object remained motionless for three minutes, then the triangle disappeared, the lights began to gyrate, then went out and the object slowly disappeared toward the west. Residents in the nearby larger town of Chos Malal saw much the same thing. In the town of Ingeneiro Luis Huergo in Rio Negro Province (200 miles east-southeast), a 22-year-old man returning home about 10 p.m. saw a bright light about 200 meters away and 30 meters in the air. The next thing he knew it was 11 p.m., an hour later, and he was in his car 18 kilometers farther away near the town of Cervantes. The light was still in front of and above his car, which wouldn't start. He walked into town but when he returned with a policeman the object had gone. He described it as "a kind of big L. Where the two 'legs' of the L join was a kind of star. Inside the 'L' was a square and within the square a smaller one, a kind of TV screen." A mailman who lives two kilometers southeast of Cervantes said that at 10:55 p.m. he and four or five neighbors saw a large ball of light with a beam of light shining down. After three or four minutes it flew off at great speed to the north. Between 10:45 and 11 p.m., numerous people in Chepes, Barrealito, Tamberies and Chamical in San Juan Province, 600 miles to the north-northwest, saw a large triangular object with a "blue luminosity with a reddish hue" moving at great speed. Around 11 p.m. in Santiago, Chile (about 130 miles south), many people including military and police personnel saw an immense ball of light with two beams of light shining out. After ten minutes, it began to wobble and then disappeared at "an incredible speed." Around 11:30 p.m. near El Medano in Catamarca Province, Argentina (400 miles northeast of Santiago), a doctor, his wife and three children saw an enormous ball of intense orange light with three beams of light, one to the left, one to the right and one down to the ground. They saw five other people also watching it. After several minutes, it shot off across the horizon at great speed. At 11:45 p.m. in San Vicente in neighboring Santiago del Estero Province (about 100 miles northeast of El Medano), witnesses saw a triangular object that gave off intermittent green, red and yellow lights that shined down to the ground. It remained motionless for five minutes and then disappeared at great speed. Shortly before midnight, an unidentified object passed over the Pacific coast towns of Penco and Lirquen in Chile (just north of Concepcion and nearly 300 miles south of Santiago), and then landed in the waters of the bay. It floated for about ten minutes, shining searchlights that lit the whole bay, and then suddenly ascended and disappeared over the mountains to the east, leaving behind a trail of smoke that hung in the air for about two hours.
April 10, 1980, 8:25 p.m. Naples, Florida (CUFOS). A photographer working with another man doing night photography in a downtown park saw an object on the horizon. It came from the west-southwest going east and passed overhead at a height of about 500 feet. It was triangular and had three very dark green lights, one at each tip of the triangle, but they were barely visible. No sound was heard. The object passed out of sight beyond buildings on the horizon. The sighting lasted 45 to 60 seconds. The witness had a pilot's license and had flown single-engine planes.
August 20, 1980, night. Paradise, California. Two men saw a brilliant light hovering for 10 minutes about 30 miles away. Suddenly it took off at a high rate of speed, climbing in altitude, and the two could see a triangle of lights on the bottom of the object.
September 13, 1980, 2:30 a.m. Hamilton Pool, 26 miles northwest of Dripping Springs, Texas. Four young people were sleeping in a tent when one of the women awoke to find the tent lit up with a faint yellow glow. She screamed, awakening the others. One man, 19, went outside, thinking a log had rolled out of the fire, but the fire was out. A loud humming sound caused him to look up, and at about 125 feet altitude he saw a triangular object with two lights at each tip, yellow and white, red and green, blue and white. It was moving slowly north. He also saw three thrusters on the underside, like nozzles on a rocket. Nothing was coming from them. The underside was greenish-gray in color, not a reflection of the lights. The object hovered about ten seconds and the humming sound became a pulsating hum, as if the object was about to stall. It moved over the hills and went out of sight. About 30 minutes earlier they had heard a loud explosion like a cannon being fired. The girls were in the canyon and saw sparks from above the ledge.
September 27, 1980. Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Three unidentified flying objects were seen near the atmospheric rocket launching base of Barreira do Inferno, on the Atlantic coast just south of Natal. A landing had been reported between the towns of Caico and Jucurutu, 100 kilometers west of Natal, while a radio station reported that a "triangular luminous object appeared near Natal, shortly thereafter disappearing towards the sea."
October 5, 1980, early morning before dawn. Near Ridgefield, Washington. A crew member of southbound freight train reported seeing a triangular-shaped object about 300 feet across hover about 400 feet above the train tracks. It had red and white blinking lights.
October 7, 1980, 11:30 p.m. Four miles northwest of Yelm, Washington. People riding in a car saw a "huge object shaped like a triangle in front with red and green lights" about 1,000 feet from them. It passed over them. On the same night, people in Tenino, 15 miles southwest of Yelm, saw a triangular object with a white glow around it moving fairly fast and low. A third report that evening came from nearby Offutt Lake, where people riding in a car saw a gold-colored, diamond-shaped object for about three minutes.
October 19, 1980, evening. Albion, Michigan. A couple and their two young children were returning home on a country road near Albion when they saw a diamond-shaped object coming toward them. It had two steady white lights at the sides and red and blue lights forming the front and the back. The father, an Air Force veteran, estimated the object was 200 to 500 feet high. As the object flew overhead, the family's van stalled 20 feet short of a stop sign.
October 23, 1980, evening. Clifton and Morenci, Arizona (Pratt). A huge triangular or boomerang-shaped object made repeated visits to these two adjoining copper mining towns during October, November and December. The most spectacular sightings occurred on October 23. On that night it hovered above a football field where a high school band was practicing. All 110 members of the band as well as 30 to 40 parents sitting in the stands saw the object, which appeared to be as big as the field itself. It stayed throughout the entire rehearsal before drifting off. It was described as a "string of lights in a triangular shape." It would move and stop, move and stop. It disappeared about the time the practice ended. Shortly before it was seen over the high school, five maintenance workers saw the object above a large copper smelting plant one mile west of the school and on the other side of a mountain ridge. The workers said it had twelve red lights on it and a big searchlight in the front. The smelter has two 600-foot-tall smokestacks 130 feet apart that are 23 feet in diameter at the tops. The object once hovered directly over one of the smokestacks and appeared to shine its searchlight down into the smokestack. The object drifted away, then shot off to the south, but suddenly stopped, returned and passed over the smelter again and on out of sight over a huge open pit mine nearby. An investigator for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization talked to five miners who said they saw the object five miles west of Morenci about two hours later. During the last three months of the year, a number of people in Clifton and Morenci saw a diamond-shaped object. One witness was a restaurant owner who had had several sightings. He said that in April 1980 he and another man saw a V-shaped object with thee or four lights on each side pass low overhead. Then it suddenly split into two sections, with half the lights going one way and the other half the other. Another witness, a woman, saw a triangular object pass over low enough that she said the bottom looked "like little hardwood planks three to four inches wide, like a hardwood floor." It hovered for a few seconds and then shot away. For further details, click here.
October 28, 1980, nighttime. Middletown, New York. Two women driving saw a triangular black object hovering over trees just outside the city limits. They turned toward it to get a better view and the object rose in silence, dropped back down and flew off. The women searched for 15 minutes and saw it again. They tracked it for a while, and then suddenly it appeared overhead. It was about 60 feet long, had four lights shining beneath and one huge beam that shined down on the car. "It was whiter than white, like a blue light," said one woman. The women sped home and the object followed overhead. It left with a loud hum after they rushed into the house.
October 29, 1980, 7 p.m. Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom. A man reported seeing a triangular mass of white light traveling slowly above his village, Aberbargoed. He said it had two bright lights at the bottom corner and a blue green light slowly turning at the apex. It disappeared from view slowly. The witness was described as an aircraft enthusiast and said he is certain this was not a plane.
November 18, 1980, throughout the evening. About a dozen communities in northern-central Missouri, the largest of which are the small cities of Trenton and Kirksville (Pratt). Hundreds of people reported seeing a large triangular-shaped object move slowly back and forth several times over an area at least 100 miles wide for four to five hours. It was once spotted on radar and seen visually at the same time by a maintenance technician at an unmanned radar station north of Kirksville. It went through his area four or five times, he said, and he once tracked its speed at 45 miles an hour. He went outside to look at it twice. It was about six miles away and all he could see were lights. A number of people said it hovered overhead. Often two big bright lights like headlights were seen. Many said it was as big as a football field. One university student took a photo as it tipped on its side, showing a row of lights (they looked greenish, he said) like windows around a domed area on top. A teacher in Trenton said he could see white lights that looked like cockpit or cabin lights on the front of the object. A number of police officers saw it. One of them, a veteran highway patrolman, saw it hovering about six miles west of Trenton. He drove for about five minutes until he got underneath it, and saw it sitting silently 1,500 to 1,800 feet above him. After 30 seconds or so, it suddenly moved back east without turning around, making a low jet-engine sound as it moved away. It went out of sight in about 40 seconds. Near Kirksville, 60 miles east of Trenton, a sheriff's deputy who was also a pilot and another deputy saw the object suddenly go back in the opposite direction without banking or turning around. A farm woman saw a big bright light in a field on an adjoining farm, sent her son and husband to check it out and while they were gone she saw the white light suddenly turn very dark orange. She said it was "almost round but the right side was sort of cut off." Another farmer some distance away saw the object twice during the evening. The first time it went over his house at about 300 to 400 feet altitude. It had seven lights underneath and two big headlights on the front. It was triangular, moved at about 40 miles an hour and made a low rumbling sound. An aerial-refueling operation took place in this area at one point during the evening, and may account for some sightings. However, nearly all witnesses said they had seen refueling flights before and were emphatic about this not being a plane. In addition, a number of witnesses said they could see jets in the sky at the same time, although not in connection with the object. For further details, click here.
November 29, 1980, 5 a.m. Todmorden, Yorkshire, England. A number of police officers independently reported seeing a UFO in the area. One constable said he came across what he at first thought was a bus that had slid across the road sideways. Then he realized it was a UFO. "It was about 20 feet wide and 14 feet high and was diamond-shaped," he said. "It had a bank of windows and the bottom half was rotating. It was hovering off the ground about five feet and it was very frightening – very frightening." His radio stopped working and he decided to sketch the object on his clipboard. The next minute he found himself a hundred yards down the road and there was no sign of the UFO. During hypnotic regression, he told a story of having been taken on board the craft.
December 1980, exact date not given, 5 a.m. Off the coast of South Carolina or Florida (CUFOS). A merchant seaman on a ship heading for the Panama Canal had just gone off the 12-to-4 watch and was topside eating when he saw a light following the ship. It was as large as several moons. It was a white triangle. After about ten minutes, it turned into a pale red sphere. The object kept getting larger and larger for another ten minutes. Then the object seemed to shrink and disappear. The total length of the sighting was 25 minutes. The seaman was puzzled and said he had never seen anything like it before, but did have another sighting later, on December 25, off Cristobol Island.
December 29, 1980, 9 p.m. Between New Caney and Dayton, Texas. In what is known as the "Cash-Landrum Case," two middle-aged women and the grandson of one were driving home to Dayton on a deserted country highway when they spotted a glowing red object on the horizon ahead of them. Several minutes later, it suddenly swooped down and hovered over the road a short distance head of them. It was a dazzlingly bright, enormous diamond-shaped object standing on one end. The glow was so bright they could barely stand to look at it. They stopped the car and watched. The object periodically belched flames from the bottom toward the road and would rise up a short distance and then settle back down. All three got out of the car but the grandson was so terrified that the grandmother quickly got him and herself back inside. The driver walked to the front of the car and stood there for a short while. Her companion pleaded with her to get back in the car and she finally did. After about 15 minutes, the object – which all this time had been making a loud noise accompanied by a constant beeping sound – finally rose up above the pine trees, turned over on its side and slowly drifted south toward the nearby Gulf of Mexico. As it flew away it was surrounded by more than 20 military helicopters, most of them later identified by the women from charts as CH-47 Chinooks. The women and the boy drove on home, all feeling ill. All three were nauseated and suffered from severe headaches, diarrhea, reddening of the skin, stomach pains, extreme thirst and loss of appetite. The driver, who was exposed to the object longer than the other two, was hospitalized several days later, her face blistered and badly swollen. She spent a month in the hospital. All three broke out in blisters and from then on remained highly sensitive to heat. The two women lost most of their hair, which grew back in within six months. All three suffered lingering effects for several years. The first woman was hospitalized several times in the following years and eventually died of cancer. UFO investigators talked to other people who had seen the glow of light from a distance that night and other witnesses who had seen a large group of CH-47s in the area later that evening. The helicopters appeared to be searching for something as they moved fairly low across the sky. However, all government and military agencies that might have been involved denied having any aircraft in the area that night or knowing anything about the incident. All activity involving the object and helicopters was at fairly low altitude and would not have been picked up on radar at Houston International Airport, 30 miles to the south. (For details of this extraordinary encounter, read John F. Schuessler’s book, The Cash Landrum UFO Incident. Schuessler is international director of the Mutual UFO Network).
November 26, 1980, evening. West Norfolk, England. A couple driving in the country saw a triangular-shaped object hovering over the road. Earlier in the evening, at 5:30 p.m., an eight-year-old girl reported seeing flashing orange and red lights hovering over a field behind her house. On same evening, a retired 75-year-old man said he saw mysterious object flying over the docks.
January 16, 1981, early hours, before dawn. Welling (southeast London area), England. Two men driving in a lorry noticed a bright light in sky near Eltham. It was about half a mile above them and a beam came from two powerful lights on the front of the object. Then, when the men were stopped at a traffic light in Welling, they saw an enormous black triangular object emitting a V-shaped beam of light from the front. It had other colored lights underneath it. "It was massive," said one man, comparing it with a 400-passenger DC-10 in which he had once been a passenger. British UFO Research Association investigator Maureen Hall said the shape was rare but she had had a phone call from someone in Cheshire (the Liverpool-Manchester area) who had seen a similar delta-shaped object earlier in the day.
January 22, 1981, 6 p.m. Jesup, Georgia. A chemical engineer and his wife and a second man, the owner of a furniture store, saw a triangular or horseshoe-shaped object, about the size of an airplane, descending from a northwesterly direction. They described it as brilliant red or orange with individual lights on it. The sighting lasted only a few seconds. The three braced themselves for an explosion as it disappeared behind trees but there was only silence. They searched for it but found nothing. Another man about five miles away also saw the object descend and said it looked like a "big ball of fire."
February 15, 1981, evening. Offerton, Ontario, Canada. Three students saw a round object moving through sky with lights around the side and three lights in a triangle shape underneath. It moved, hovered and then disappeared upwards into the sky. The sighting lasted four to five minutes.
February 22, 1981, 10 to 10:30 p.m. La Vernia, Texas (20 miles east of San Antonio). At least 30 residents reported seeing a triangular object hovering in the area at the same time that TV sets and telephones were disrupted and a false fire alarm was set off. The object had two white lights at the front and a red light at the rear. The lights went up "real high" and came back down again. A "low whooshing" sound could be heard. A smell of burning tar or insulation wiring hung in the area but no fire could be found. One witness saw what appeared to be "the body of a large aircraft" with two bright lights and a red light. It was barely moving. Three men hunting raccoons had just released their dogs when they saw the object moving toward them. They saw two lights like streetlights, bright but not blinding, just glowing. When the object passed overhead, it appeared to be the size of "an eight-room house" and made a humming sound. One of the men flashed an SOS signal with his flashlight but the object did not respond. Earlier, an Air Force mechanic reported seeing two "saucers" following a plane toward San Antonio and thought the plane was towing them. Then suddenly the objects passed the plane.
March 12, 1981, 9 p.m. Attica, Michigan. Nine members of a family playing cards saw "floodlights" out a window and thought it was a plane or helicopter, but the lights suddenly went off. The family went outside and in the light of the full moon saw a flat, triangular object with rounded corners. It had red, green, white and amber vertical lights. It was about 100 feet off the ground and it passed over the house at about five miles per hour. It made very little noise, "sort of like a small plane at idle."
March 15, 1981, evening. Bethesda, Maryland. A middle-aged author and his wife were driving when they saw a triangular object about the size of a Boeing 747 flying about 1,000 feet high, at about 100 miles an hour. It made no noise. It had a row of square windows (filled with bright light, like fluorescent lighting) in front and two "cherry red" exhaust lights at the rear. Going north to south, it flew diagonally across the path of the car and went out of sight beyond some trees after 25 to 30 seconds. The man said he received phone calls later from others who had seen it, including one man in Gaithersburg, a nearby community in the direction the object was flying.
April 15, 1981, 7:35 p.m. Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire. A man driving in the area of Mount Sunapee saw a huge triangular object with red lights. It first appeared as "two huge, bright stars" to the east and was stationary. Then "one of the stars seemed to fall several miles straight down" and began moving westward. As it approached, the object took on the appearance of a huge metal triangle with several red lights on the side and a very bright, high-intensity white light on the leading edge. The object looked similar to "five B-52s in a low-altitude flight, flying in a staggered V formation." The object flew "very low, lower than the hills," and passed over the man’s car going west.
April 15, 1981, about 7:45 p.m. Windsor, Vermont (about 27 miles west-northwest of Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire). Two employees of public radio station, outside on a coffee break, saw an object described as "V-shaped with a big white light in front." The object was said to have "definite dimensions and red side lights." Lights illuminated grid work underneath. It was moving very slowly. A heavy hum was heard.
April 15, 1981, 10:30 to 11 p.m. Fairchance, Pennsylvania. A police officer and several other witnesses reported seeing a series of lights in a diamond-shaped configuration. The witnesses differed as to the color of the lights, blue, green, red or white.
April 27, 1981, 12:30 a.m. Stretton (Liverpool area), England. A couple driving in car saw a brilliant light, stopped at a hotel and got out to watch. It hovered over nearby homes for about two minutes. It was triangular in shape and about the size of "two-seater plane, but certainly was not a plane," said the wife. It was about 60 feet above the ground and they could see lights inside object. They heard a constant "machine sound" which did not resemble that of a helicopter. The object suddenly shot off at a fast speed, coming even closer to the ground. The wife said people in other cars also stopped to watch.
May 20, 1981, 12:45 a.m. Melones, California. Six employees working the graveyard shift at an asbestos plant saw two diamond-shaped objects in the northern sky. The "bright clear lights" remained stationary for about five minutes, and then began moving southward. As they moved, the men could see two other lights on the back of object. They saw it again at 3 a.m. Both times it appeared to be about 1,000 feet overhead. The six men were working in three separate areas.
September 28, 1981, 8 p.m. Rural area near Bancroft, Michigan (MUFON). A widow saw lights in a field near her home and thought they were National Guard helicopters. She phoned her son, who lives nearby, and asked him to take a look. Shortly thereafter he, his wife and her nephew went outside and saw three or four lights moving erratically with both horizontal and vertical darting motions. The lights then moved into a formation of sorts about 150 yards from their driveway. One light descended vertically and rose to its original position in the span of a second. Then out of the east came two more objects, and from the southwest one or two more. Soon after their arrival, one light moved considerably closer to the witnesses. Its surface was a dull gray and it hovered about 75 yards away, and then dipped its forward section toward them. It was sort of bat-like in shape with drooped wings. On each wingtip was a steady red light, while a piercing white flashing strobe light was on the underside. At the same time, the husband was watching another object that slowly glided into what he described as a "45-degree angle of attack." It then veered off to the southwest revealing its underside as a round-edged triangle or arrowhead shape. He then went inside to rest a leg he had injured some weeks earlier. The nephew had walked to the end of the driveway 60 feet away, and the wife walked out to join him. From there they watched a "room‑sized" irregular ball of brilliant light about 500 yards away. The nephew went inside to get rifle telescopes. The light was too bright and hurt their eyes. They soon spotted eight or ten more lights in a grouping in the sky. As the two of them looked up, they saw a triangular object pass over the house at a height of a few hundred feet. Through the telescopes they could see a gray undersurface. At each of its rounded corners was a depression or hole, surrounded by a ring or groove. Outside of these at the edge were blue flashing lights in the right and left rear and a red light on the front. Centered on its underside was a flashing white strobe light. Extending from the central light toward each ring was a bar-like attachment. The three outer lights were flashing in this sequence: Front, right rear, left rear, center. As the object passed over, they could hear a "swooshing" sound. They estimated its size as perhaps 25 to 35 feet long and 15 to 25 feet across. In the meantime, the husband had called some friends and four other adults soon joined them. Between 8 and 10:30 p.m. the group watched similar activity. The lights gradually dispersed by 10:30. On October 2, the wife saw a V-shaped object, and on October 12 saw a reddish-orange circular object, which was soon joined by a second object that appeared as a triangular pattern of lights.
October 31, 1981, night. El Cajon Mountain, 40 kilometers west of Mendoza, Argentina. A bright light that rose rapidly and soundlessly surprised seven veteran mountain climbers camped in the Andes, leaving a glow of light that reflected on the mountain. "It was as if someone had projected light from a powerful reflector and in that light one could see a kind of clouds which danced, as though you were looking at exhaust from automobiles reflecting in your headlights," said one climber. Another said: "The thing changed quickly into a brilliant sphere, and then you could see in the middle of it a kind of darkened hat-like shape." Later, he said, the object disappeared and transformed itself into "white contrails that in a matter of seconds took on a triangular shape, and in one of its extremes the ship could be seen."
1982. Pleasanton, California. Darrell Evans, first baseman for the Detroit Tigers professional baseball team, reported that he and his wife saw a triangular craft with brilliant white lights from the patio of their former home in Pleasanton. "It was as if they singled us out," he said. However, he waited two years before telling anyone about it.
Mid-February 1982, 9 p.m. Near Bakersfield, Vermont. A woman driving home from St. Albans saw a large white light moving slowly through the sky when she was about a mile and a half from Bakersfield. It was quite low in the sky. "At first I thought it was a plane about to land, so I flashed my headlights to warn it off the road. And then it started coming towards me." As the object got closer she could see it was triangular in shape. Before losing sight of it, she convinced herself it was a hang-glider or a hot air balloon. She turned into her driveway and was startled to see the glowing triangle in her own backyard. "It was just hovering there, about 25 feet from me," she said. She got out of the car, picked up her two bags of groceries and started toward the house. "Then I stopped for a moment to look at the thing and I began to feel very frightened. It was obviously watching me." She called out for her upstairs neighbors but no one responded. Feeling panicky, she began running toward her house, dropping her groceries. "I looked down at the bags, then up at the sky. The thing was then moving right over my head, making absolutely no sound. Now I could see that it wasn't just one light. It had many lights all across the bottom. And it was much bigger than I'd thought, maybe as big as a football field." The object moved away noiselessly. She ran inside and woke up her neighbor, who stayed with her the rest of the night. Neither woman would go outside to get the groceries. The next morning the object was nowhere to be seen and the groceries had frozen to the snow.
July 22, 1982, 9:30 p.m. Katy, Texas (suburban area west of Houston). A woman, her daughter and a neighbor were walking when they saw what they first thought were lights of an airplane. Then they realized the lights were stationary and making no noise. In addition, no insects or birds were making any sounds. The lights were large, round and orange. The three continued walking to the woman's home, where she sent her daughter in to get her husband. As the girl approached the front door, the object began to move, so the girl returned to her mother's side to watch. They could hear a "heavy humming sound." When the object was parallel to their position it was about 300 feet away and about 400 feet in altitude. It was then that they could see it was boomerang-shaped and apparently a solid body. A small area in the aft portion was covered with small round white lights that became visible as the object passed by. They could see no protrusions. The object, about four to five times the size of a full moon, eventually passed on out of sight.
September 24, 1982. Hessdalen, Norway. During a series of sightings in this area, a woodsman saw an object in the sky as he was driving. It disappeared over treetops and he found it again as he came to the crest of a hill overlooking a valley. It was hovering about four meters over the roof of a shack. In the description he gave to police and to the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, the man described the object as an upside-down Christmas tree shining powerfully with a bright white light and bobbing up and down like a yo‑yo. "The light was so bright I had to shield my eyes from it," he said.
November 19, 1982, 5 p.m. Bedburdyck (near Neuss), Germany. A couple driving home after shopping noticed a bright light over a field. They thought it was a farmer working late but changed their minds, turned around and went back to get another look. The light was still there. The wife got out of the car and started walking toward the object. Now she could see what she described as "an object as large as our living room, eight to ten meters wide. It stood about 100 meters above us without making any noise. It glowed and pulsated as if hundreds of miracle candles were lit at the same time." The color was metallic silver. Its shape: "An oval front becoming a triangle at the end. It seemed to rotate in some way." The couple watched for about 15 minutes and then a bright spotlight appeared on the right side of the object, pointed directly at the couple. Then a second one appeared, making three spotlights altogether. The couple became frightened and ran back to their car, with the UFO slowly following them. They drove home, only to see the object hover over their car for a few seconds before drifting slowly away. The couple could see something long at the end of the object and noticed that the underside of the UFO was black.
November 27, 1982, 5 p.m. Between Fenny Bentley and Tissington in Derbyshire, England. A motorist driving on highway A515 noticed an apparently stationary object in the sky 700 to 800 yards south of him. It was at a height of 400 to 600 feet. His impression of the shape was square, with the point forward, and colored gray, although it was difficult to judge in the dark. It had two bright headlights. He stopped and got out to get a better look. He could see no wings on the craft, which reminded him of a delta-winged jet but definitely more square than triangular. The craft passed over his head at no more than 20 miles an hour. It was in sight for about three minutes.
December 10, 1982, 7:20 p.m. North Lancashire, England. Several police officers were among a number of witnesses who saw three diamond-shaped craft move slowly across the sky above Morecambe Bay, Lancaster, Heysham and Carnforth. The objects were at an altitude of about 1,500 feet and gave off a slight humming noise.
1983-1986. Hudson Valley, USA. In what is believed to be the longest series of UFO sightings recorded, an estimated 5,000 people in more than half a dozen counties of New York State and Connecticut immediately north of New York City saw a large object, usually described as triangular or boomerang-shaped, during these years. It often hovered or moved very slowly, and at times it seemed to move at the speed of light. State police attributed these sightings to formations of small planes or ultra light aircraft, but most witnesses vehemently disagreed. Included in the latter group were a number of municipal police officers who themselves saw the object. Sightings continued sporadically after 1986, but had stopped almost completely by 1990. The investigation of these sightings is described in the books NIGHT SIEGE, The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings (Ballantine, 1987) by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno and Bob Pratt, NIGHT SIEGE Second Edition (Llewellyn, 1998), and CONTACT OF THE FIFTH KIND, by Philip J. Imbrogno and Marianne Horrigan (Llewellyn, 1997). In NIGHT SIEGE, the authors concentrated on cases in the five New York and Connecticut counties just north of New York City, but other researchers received reports of triangular sightings more than 100 miles farther north. For further details, click here.
April 21, 1983. 12:20 a.m. Subdivision near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Two young women driving on a country road spotted a metallic-colored, diamond-shaped object high in sky. It had two bright white lights and a series of smaller red lights around the perimeter. The women watched it for three minutes. Then it descended quickly and in an instant it hovered in front of and above their truck, lighting up the truck. "If I was sitting on the front of the truck I could have touched it," said the driver. The passenger began crying in panic and ducked. The woman driving braked and quickly backed up because she was afraid the object would hit them. After about two minutes, the object disappeared toward the horizon.
1986. Plymouth, England. A triangular craft was seen hovering over Tamerton creek in Plymouth, pumping up sludge from the riverbed. One UFO investigator thought it might have been checking for radioactivity.
January 1986, 8 p.m. Atafona, a village near São João da Barra on the coast in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Pratt). An artist in his 40s and his wife, on holiday from their home in Belo Horizonte, were sitting outside their cottage talking. The sky was completely overcast and as they talked they saw beyond the clouds an enormous broad V-shaped band of light pass slowly overhead. The light seemed to cover nearly half the sky. The couple saw nothing but the light visible through the clouds. There was no sound.
January 18, 1986. Cardiff, Wales. At least 200 people are believed to have seen two triangular objects with flashing lights that moved slowly and silently through the sky. Among the witnesses were 22 pupils at an elementary school and two detectives working in another part of the city. "There was a large main cluster of lights at the front, shaped a bit like a Zeppelin, followed by a triangular group of lights," said one detective. Another witness was a 40-year-year old aircraft engineer who had worked for the Royal Air Force for 15 years. He saw the object while coaching a boy’s soccer team and was certain it could not have been an aircraft. "We stopped playing to watch it," he said. "I couldn't fathom why the lights were so far apart. It was close, perhaps 600 to 1,000 feet up. It must have been 300 feet across, so it could not have been an aircraft. The thing I really don't understand is that it made no noise."
January 6 1986, 7:45 p.m. Between Wilmington and Hampstead, North Carolina. A 53-year-old woman and her husband, a construction worker, were returning home to Hampstead after dining in Wilmington when they saw lights about 400 feet above U.S. 17. It was a boomerang-shaped object and as big as two football fields. "It just came over real slow, he estimated about 15 to 20 mph," said the wife. "I believe it was the most terrifying feeling I've ever had in my life. I caught myself trying to hide from the lights behind him. I begged him to get back in the car but it was like he was mesmerized. It scared me so bad I cried. It left me with a very uneasy feeling, a very humble feeling. I did not want to see anything like that again. But three or four days later, I would have given anything to see it again."
March 13, 1986, 9 p.m. Grafton Park, Sussex, England. A motorist reported that his car coughed and sputtered as a triangular craft hung in the sky 200 feet above the car. He told police the craft made no noise and had strange lights at about 25-foot intervals.
March 17, 1986. Bridgend, Wales. A motorist reported seeing three bright lights followed by an inverted triangle traveling at about 10,000 feet, with another very bright object going at a very fast speed even higher in the sky.
April 20, 1986, night. Kremmling, Dillon and Silverthorne, Colorado. Police in two counties received phone calls about stationary lights in the sky. One Kremmling police officer saw the lights and then was informed of sightings over the Green Mountain Reservoir near the Grand County-Summit County line. He drove there and found a large group of officers from both counties watching the lights. Through a high-powered telescope, the object looked to be triangular in shape, with lights on the outer edges. The lights hovered for a while and then took off to the southwest. The most startling aspect of the occurrence was the evasive action taken by a jet plane, which all present saw veer around the object. The Kremmling officer said the group watched the lights for about two hours.
May 5, 1986, 6:10 p.m. Lancefield, Australia. A woman and her daughter were driving home when they saw an exceptionally bright light near the road. "It was very bright, circular and almost irresistible," said the mother. "We just kept looking at it." They found the experience frightening. As they turned off the road, the light changed completely into an arrow shape, emitting yellow and green lights. "It then took off at a steady, fast rate," said the mother. "I turned off the car and wound down the window. There was hardly any noise, just a dull hum as the light sped away. There was a red light at the rear."
Summer 1986, night. Natural Bridge State Park, southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. An artist visiting friends in a cottage in the park heard a noise like "a diesel engine about to blow up." When he stepped outside, he saw a diamond-shaped configuration of lights moving at an odd angle against the cloud cover. He assumed it was a plane but from a distance of about 500 feet he could see "no outline of the object the lights were attached to." The witness was an Army veteran who had observed Army aircraft many times. Two weeks later, three college students and a college employee were driving home from Lexington, passing through the park on a parkway, when they stopped for a moment. One of them got out of the car and as she did she looked up and saw something drifting through the sky. Then two parallel rows of lights, six in each row, descended noiselessly and stopped directly over the parkway median, about 20 feet off the ground. The space between the lights was empty, she said, and neither she nor another student who got out could see anything connecting them. "There was no form, just lights," she said. The women were frightened, got back in the car and quickly drove away, passing within 10 feet of the object. When the driver looked back through her rearview mirror, the object had disappeared.
June 10, 1986. Enosburg Falls, Vermont. At least nine people saw a delta-shaped object.
August 1986. Westboro, Massachusetts. Police received a call from a resident who reported seeing a triangular object hovering overhead when he rushed outside to determine the source of a loud noise. He climbed up on his roof to get a better look but the noise stopped after a few minutes and the UFO quickly flew away.
November and December, 1986. Scarborough, England. The Yorkshire UFO Society reported strange objects were seen all over the county during these two months. Many of them were triangular-shaped objects that traveled at great speeds and made a strange hissing noise.
November 24, 1986, 11 p.m. Waukesha, Wisconsin. A 29-year-old man driving home saw flashing red lights in the sky to the southeast and thought it was a radio station tower. But as he got closer he could see the lights were spinning around like on a police car. "But it was up in the sky!" he said. "I could see a structure in the sky, no more than 200 feet high and it was hovering in the air and rotating." He stopped in a parking lot about 150 yards away from the object, got out and watched in utter amazement. The object was shaped like a flattened triangle and was perhaps 75 feet wide. At each corner were pairs of flashing red lights. On the sides were pairs of white and red lights that did not flash. The craft seemed to be dark brown or black in color. As it hovered, it rotated slowly and made no sound. After two or three minutes, the witness decided to get a closer look. But as he drove closer, the object stopped rotating and began moving away, staying in front of him and very low. It then headed over a grove of trees and he lost sight of it.
1987-1990. Corydon, Indiana (Indianapolis Star, May 1, 1990). A woman said she had several sightings during this period. Once, while accompanied by two other women, she saw a rectangular shaped object flying low in sky over nearby New Middleton. A second object approached and as they watched, it separated into three triangles that flew off, one behind the other. "It looked like a billboard in New York City with different colored lights going up and down on it," she said.
January 15, 1987. 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Belleville, Wisconsin. A police officer watched a triangular pattern of red, white and blue lights throughout this time. An unidentified object was also spotted on radar in Aurora, Illinois, 100 miles to the southeast. Three other officers reportedly also saw the object. Belleville was the scene of many sightings during the early months of 1987.
January 23, 1987, night. Slickville, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Association for the Study of the Unexplained). Residents saw a large triangular object with numerous lights maneuvering over the area. A short time later, the silence was broken by three military jets that chased the object toward Pittsburgh.
January 30, 1987, 3 a.m. Orange, New South Wales, Australia. A 33-year-old man walking to his parents' home after spending an evening talking with friends reported seeing three large green lights in the shape of a boomerang. On either side was a row of smaller white lights. "It came down lower and lower," he said. "I couldn't believe it, it was so prominent. At first I thought it was a bunch of stars. Then it zoomed off to the west." He said he saw the object for about 30 seconds.
March 9, 1987, 8:30 to 11 p.m. Devils Lake, North Dakota. A number of residents, including two off-duty police officers, saw a diamond-shaped, multi-colored object that hovered and moved quickly over the area. The two officers watched the object for 15 to 20 minutes. It had red, yellow and green lights that appeared to blink or go around it. The object hovered at an altitude of about 500 feet but left in a "quick manner that was considerably faster" than any plane.
March 11, 1987, 10:45 p.m. Waukesha, Wisconsin. A woman pulling into the driveway of her home spotted a triangular object with red and white lights hovering in the air less than a mile to the northeast. She blew her horn but by the time her husband got outside the object was gone.
April 17, 1987, 10:20 p.m. Hutchinson, Kansas. A couple sitting on their porch saw a triangular object "gliding" by going east. It had no lights and made no noise. "We couldn't see it until the street lights reflected on it," said the wife. "It was like a boomerang with the pointed end forward. It was hard to tell how big it was. It wasn't as big as an airplane." The color was "gun-metal blue," according to the husband, who was certain it wasn't a plane.
April or May 1987. Fulham, England. A shimmering white triangle with a blue base was seen hanging in the sky over Wimbledon Common. The report was received after the Aetherius Society opened a UFO Hotline.
May 1987, night. Hopwood, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. A boomerang-shaped object with "25 to 100 lights" on it was seen. It was silent.
Late May 1987, 2:30 a.m. Near Corydon, Indiana. A Harrison County sheriff's deputy who had seen unusual lights in the sky several times since March 9 was driving back to Corydon from a small community several miles to the south and was going up a hill. As he came over the hill the beams of his headlights hit an object hovering about 100 feet over the highway about half a mile ahead. It was huge and diamond-shaped. It disappeared almost immediately, but he saw it again two minutes later. "When I first hit it with the headlights, the orange lights were the only ones visible," he said. "When it reappeared, it was pretty well straight up from where I first noticed it, but it was way high." The lights had gone blue. A number of people in the Corydon area reported seeing UFOs between March and May.
July 7, 1987, 1:30 a.m. Bay City, Texas. A resident saw a huge oval object the size of a football stadium hovering in the air. It was illuminated by fixed spinning lights, one of which was on top of a dome. Periodically it would light up from within in a lime-green hue. He watched it for three hours before it moved off. Shortly after he first saw it, he phoned the Matagorda County sheriff's department and a deputy went to his home. The deputy reported seeing an object as big as a football field with three lights spaced about 100 yards apart in a triangular formation. The lights were red, white and blue and flashed at regular intervals like a traffic light signal. It made no noise and hovered about 100 yards above the ground. He said he saw no body, frame or other support, just the lights. In Bay City, a city patrolman also saw the three lights with the aid of binoculars.
July 14, 1987. St. Joseph-Stevensville area, Michigan. Two teenagers and an adult saw a boomerang-shaped object with a row of lights traveling east to west. It was first thought to be a satellite but looked to be too low and too bright. Another boomerang-shaped object appeared traveling west to east and was being followed by what appeared to be an Air Force jet.
Summer 1987, daytime. Riverside, Pennsylvania. A woman reported seeing from the deck of her house a huge black boomerang-shaped object pass over her house. The object released a number of silvery balls or discs as it passed. She called her husband, who came out with binoculars. He was too late to see the main object but he saw some of the discs. They appeared to be at a very high altitude, he said.
Summer 1987, 10 p.m. Foreman, Arkansas. A hairdresser exercising at a high school track with a companion saw something pass overhead as they sat in the bleachers cooling off. It was silent and as big as a football field. They could make out details on the underside, which appeared to be covered with "crossed pipes" something like an erector set. For several weeks the following January, the same woman and many other area residents in the Foreman area saw UFOs that were not triangular in shape.
Summer 1987, night. Matlock, Yorkshire, England. A couple on holiday saw a large triangular object, covered in small lights, moving slowly and silently above Bonsall Moor.
September 1987. Stafford, England. A man and his father were driving when the father suddenly shouted, "What on earth is that?" The son looked up and saw "the underneath of what looked like a strange triangular-shaped craft. It was moving very slowly, almost stationary. I wound down my window and there was no sound at all. It slowly banked over to one side. The underside had lights that were pulsing in sequence and on each point were large strobe lights. It moved away towards Abbots Bromley."
October 1987, 9 p.m. Worthing, England. Two men reported seeing a glowing object in the sky. One witness, a car salesman, said: "It was hovering, looking at first like a shaft of light right in the middle of the sky. It seemed to change shape, from a rugby ball, to a hemisphere, to a triangle, then to a square. Then it gradually shrank into a red dot and disappeared. It was about the size of a full moon seen quite low." Said the other man: "It was amorphous. It kept changing shape. I have never experienced anything like it before. We could see it clearly for 20 to 25 minutes." Two days later an 18-year-old insurance clerk spotted a strange yellow light over the same area. "It sort of stretched as if it was trying to break apart," he said. "It was as though some invisible hand was playing with plasticine."
October 14, 1987, 9:27 p.m. Saltville, Virginia. The supervisor of a wastewater treatment plant was just returning home when he was greeted by his eight-year-old son, who was hollering about lights in the sky. The father looked up and saw two objects, one shaped like an arrow and bigger than a B-52 bomber. A smaller object was flying about a quarter of a mile ahead of it. They were moving west in a sporadic but simultaneous manner. The larger object had a wide rear with one flashing red light, one steady red light and two green lights. Four large red lights were strung across the mid-section, while the front displayed four bright lights in a row. The sighting lasted about five minutes. It occurred during a period of numerous sightings (only a few of them triangles) in Wytheville, 35 miles to the east, which began October 2 and continued into 1988.
October 24, 1987, evening. Amelia County (just southwest of Richmond), Virginia. A woman, her fiancé and two friends saw a large object pass 500 to 1,000 feet above her rural home, going from southwest to the northeast. It had a boomerang shape in front and back, with three steady red lights in a triangular pattern at both the front and the back. "At first we thought it was two separate things because we could see only the boomerang-shaped parts," she said. "But we couldn't see any sky in between the boomerangs. It was just dark. You couldn't see the stars there like you could around the outside of it. Then we could make out the outline of the middle." It made a low humming noise, moved slowly and was in sight 15 to 20 minutes. The house is on a hill and the witnesses looked down on a highway and saw people stopping their cars to look at the object. The Amelia County sheriff's department received calls from several others who also saw it at that time, while two people reported seeing an unidentified object around 5 o'clock the next morning.
November 19, 1987, evening. Wolverhampton, England. Witnesses saw two or three V-shaped craft flying silently in tight formation. One woman said it looked like two boomerangs hovering one behind the other. "One flew really low but there was no noise, she said. "They were triangular shaped. One was shining a bright light to the earth."
Between January 5 and January 9, 1988. West Bend, Wisconsin. Three women and the children of one of the women saw a boomerang-shaped object hovering over the town. It had many lights going all around, some flashing, some not. It wasn't moving. After about 15 minutes, it just disappeared.
February 2, 1988, 8 p.m. Sheffield, England. A large number of people, including police officers, reported seeing a V-shaped object carrying a number of colored lights flying at low level.
February 10, 1988, night. Sheffield, England. A large triangular or diamond-shaped object with a number of red and white lights was observed moving at low altitude by a number of witnesses. Later the same night, people in a car saw the same or a similar object in the same area.
May 16, 1988, 10 p.m. Stafford, England. Two triangular-shaped objects were seen moving side by side slowly and silently through the sky. A woman who was a statistical officer with the police said she and friends saw the objects at her home. "There were a lot of lights underneath, red and green around the edge and within lots of others," she said. "I was in the RAF myself for four years and if these were planes they must have developed something pretty fantastic that defies all the laws of flying," she said. The same evening, two brothers in Hillcote Hollow, Stafford, saw two triangular shapes hovering over some trees. "They were lit up but somehow didn't seem solid objects," said one brother. "I stood there looking but all of a sudden it just disappeared. I stood there for a while and then it reappeared again exactly as before in the same place. What struck me more than anything was that it was absolutely silent."
May 23, 1988, night. Stafford, England. A Fernwood housewife was among witnesses who reported seeing two triangular objects with a lot of lights. Some people thought they were VC-10 aircraft but others who saw the objects said they were too low, silent and slow moving with a lot of very bright lights. Others reported seeing strange clusters of orange and red lights.
May 31, 1988. Westleigh, England. Two women were reportedly badly shaken
when a huge orange triangular object suddenly swooped down from the sky at
them before disappearing.
June 1988. Aukland, New Zealand. A businessman and his son saw a diamond-shaped object over Balmoral. It was orange-yellow in color with what looked like a large headlight suspended below it. The object was visible for about 15 minutes. The father grabbed his camera and took photos of it, but when they were developed all the frames of the object were blank. The photos taken before and after the sighting came out all right.
July 24, 1988, between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Eagle, Colorado. A county building inspector and his wife were driving home when they spotted a white V-shaped object on the north slope of Hardscrabble Mountain. The object vanished over a hill and the couple saw a red and orange glow that appeared to come from an explosion. Authorities were notified but a day-long search found no evidence that anything had crashed in the area.
August 17, 1988, 12:30 a.m. Belvidere, Wisconsin. A woman returning home from work reported seeing a strange object hovering in the sky. "It had blinking lights, red and white, lining a triangular-shaped craft," she said. "It was slowly making its way from the west to the east."
September 9, 1988, 10:15 p.m. Laindon, England. Four friends taking a walk saw a black diamond-shaped object with lights quite low, big and silent. After hovering for several minutes it went out of sight. It appeared to be 10 to 15 feet long and about 200 feet in the air.
September 12, 1988, 9:15 p.m. Aukland, New Zealand. Aviation authorities reportedly were mystified by reports of sightings of a bright, yellow-orange triangular object flying around in the sky. One witness said it was flying slower than a micro light aircraft at about 1,000 meters and had flames coming out the back. Air traffic controllers and air base officers reported getting a number of phone calls about the object.
September 27, 1988, 8 p.m. Darwen, England. Two teenagers reported seeing a triangular-shaped craft with bright lights flit about the sky for a few minutes before disappearing. They could hear only a humming noise when it passed over their heads.
October 25, 1988, 8:40 p.m. Suffolk, England. A chemist saw a diamond-shaped object pass over the village of Mutford, going from west to east. It was silent, almost like a glider, he said. All he could hear was a swishing sound. "I was standing with a neighbor and we both saw it. It had a light on each point of the diamond."
October 26, 1988, night. Porterville, California. Hundreds of people reported seeing objects in the sky. Among the witnesses were a couple and their son who were sitting in the back of their pickup truck at a drive-in movie. "We could see individual lights," the wife said. "Each ship was V-shaped with one a little ahead of the other. Red and white lights were along the V's, with a large red light at the back of each object." Another witness said: "There were a series of red lights behind the main object. I'd say three lights. When it flew in front of the moon, there weren't any wings." Other witnesses speculated the craft could have been stealth bombers, but officials at nearby Northrop Corp. denied any of their craft were flying that night. Castle Air Force base was in the area and B-52s flew out of there.
October 31, 1988, 9:45 to 10:45 p.m. Canvey, England. A triangular object was seen over Canvey, one of a number of triangular objects reported in the area in recent days.
November 9, 1988, 5:30 p.m. Rayleigh, South East Essex, England. A teenage boy reported seeing a triangular object "with an extra side which met at a point." There was a white light and a "long red light." It made no noise and disappeared toward nearby Canvey.
November 11, 1988, night. Leigh, England. A triangular object seen over Leigh had red, green and blue lights and in another report two triangular shapes moved toward each other and then separated.
November 25, 1988, 7:15 p.m. Barnstapple, England. An antique dealer driving to Barnstapple spotted a triangular object in the sky, illuminated by an orange light. "I saw it clearly just above the hedges, though only for two or three seconds. It was much brighter halfway down the two sides of the triangle."
December 28, 1988, 7:45 p.m. Area of the towns of Lajes and Cabo Rojo in the western end of Puerto Rico (see January 1990 issue of the MUFON UFO Journal for details). Numerous residents of the area reported seeing jet fighters flying through the area, starting at 6 p.m. A week earlier, some people had seen jet fighters chase a small UFO over the Sierra Bermeja mountain ridge and Laguna Cartagena (a lagoon), sites where a number of UFO sightings had been reported since 1987. At 7:45 this evening, residents saw a large triangular UFO flying over the Sierra Bermeja. It seemed to have some kind of extended appendage on its frontal section with many brilliant colored lights constantly blinking on and off. It was slightly curved at its rear end, had a gray metallic structure and had a large central yellow light that was being emitted from a big bulging luminous circular concave appendage. At the triangle's right "wing tip" were brilliant yellow lights and on the left were red lights. As the people watched, two jet fighters tried to intercept the object. They passed in front of it, at which time the UFO veered to the left and made a turn back, reducing its speed. The jets tried to intercept it three times, and that's when the UFO decreased its speed, almost stopping in mid-air. One jet stationed itself near the UFO's right side and the other at its rear. Suddenly, the jet in back just disappeared on top of or inside the UFO. One witness who was watching with binoculars said he never saw the jet emerge from beyond the UFO. The second jet remained very close to the right side of the object, looking very small in comparison. As the UFO flew a little to the west, the second jet also disappeared, apparently inside the UFO, and its engine noise stopped. The object then began descending and came down very close to the ground over a small pond known as Saman Lake. It stood still in mid-air for a moment, then straightened its corners and gave off a brilliant flash of yellow light from the central ball of light, like an explosion, but without making any noise. It then divided into two different and distinct triangular sections. The triangle to the right was illuminated in yellow and the other in red. Then both shot away at great speed, one to the southeast, and the other to the northwest. Red sparks could be seen falling when the object divided itself. A retired Army veteran living in the area said that at 8:20 p.m., a bunch of black helicopters arrived and flew over the Sierra Bermeja and the Laguna Cartagena areas without lights until midnight and appeared to be searching for something. UFO researcher Jorgé Martin checked with all Puerto Rican and U.S. Government agencies that might have knowledge of the incident but all denied knowing anything about what happened. Martin said that a week later a U.S. Naval officer whom he could not identify confirmed all that had happened and said radar tapes had been sent to Washington, D.C. and that a lid of secrecy had been placed on the whole affair.
Early January, 1989. Canvey, Essex, England. A woman and her son in Canvey were walking their dog along the sea wall when they saw green and white lights, flashing lights and a triangular-shaped object. Later they spotted a big spotlight that went out when an aircraft passed overhead. The light came back on again when the plane had gone, The craft then moved slowly away. It had red lights on the back. Another Canvey woman saw lights and heard a whirring noise in the sky.
January 11, 1989, 5 a.m. Monongahela, Pennsylvania. At the intersection of State Route 51 and Interstate 70, a brilliant white light, triangular in shape, hovered in the early morning sky. As people watched, the object shot off toward Uniontown to the south, leaving a tail of light.
January 28-31, 1989. West Essex. The British UFO Research Association received reports of more than 70 sightings in the West Essex area. "They were mainly triangular objects," said investigator Ron West. On January 28, a triangular or shield-shaped UFO was seen over the Tiptree area, changing from a bright white to a dull white before it shot across the sky toward Chelmsford. About 8:30 p.m., three bright lights in an inverted triangular formation were seen over Chelmsford. There was no sound. The bottom light moved away at one point and then returned to its position. A Wickford man and another person in Tiptree also spotted the triangle at 8:15. The three lights remained stationary for some time before slowly moving away.
January 30, 1989, before dawn. Montauk Harbor, Long Island, New York. A 30-foot fishing boat had just rounded Shagwong Point after leaving the harbor en route to cod fishing grounds. For about ten minutes the captain watched a strange light on the water just north of the Montauk Lighthouse, a light that seemed to come from an even stranger shape in the sky. It was a bright beam of light that looked like it was searching for something. The captain changed course slightly, heading toward the light. He thought it was a helicopter. But when he got close enough to hear the sound, his radar quit working. There was no sound. The captain became apprehensive and turned off the running lights and the engine. To him and his two crewmen, the light appeared to be square shaped in the distance, less than a mile away. They still couldn’t hear any sound. Then the light began moving toward the boat, bobbing around and moving from side to side as it did. "I really thought it was going to stop right over us," the captain said, adding that the object was a "different kind of light" and was triangular or diamond-shaped when seen at closer range. It appeared to be about 150 feet long. The only noise was a slight humming sound. "It turned belly up and then cruised west, then south, climbing higher until it disappeared," the captain said. The radar started working as mysteriously as it had stopped, and the boat continued on to the fishing grounds.
January 31, 1989, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Valliant, Oklahoma. More than a dozen people reported seeing six objects in the sky. One woman with her husband and two children watched them for more than an hour, with the husband getting his gun as a precaution. The wife described the objects as two large ones, diamond or triangle-shaped with red, blue and white lights, accompanied by four or five other bright objects trailing in formation. Another woman described the swooshing movements of the objects. "You're not talking about making turns like airplanes or moving across the sky like anything else," she said. "I mean 'swoosh' and they're there from here to wherever they stopped next." A third woman observed the objects in formation as they hovered at tree-top level, dashing around together and the smaller ones making individual moves around and about the two diamond-shaped objects. "They maneuvered around for a while, then darted toward the paper mill (just west of Valliant) where they all disappeared for a while. Then 'zip' and here they all are again, just like they were when they disappeared. Then we all saw one of the little lights come zipping toward one of the big red, blue and white crafts and somebody yelled they're gonna crash. The little object went right through the big one, coming out the back where the trailing light like that of a shooting star was coming out." The objects disappeared to the east about 9:30 p.m.
February 6, 1989, night. Rochford, England. A 43-year-old man reported seeing a V-shaped object spinning in different directions. At one stage, the noiseless object remained still in the sky and then a red light left it, returned and the object disappeared. The lights of the object changed from blue to white, red and an orangey red.
February 10, 1989, evening. Fyffe, Alabama. A woman and her sister saw a strange, lighted object through a window of their home in the small town and notified police. An officer and the chief responded. As they drove toward the location, the object appeared above the trees, low on the horizon. It flew right over their patrol car. It was about as big as a basketball and appeared to be about 1,500 yards away, traveling at a steady speed with lights illuminating it. It was a triangle shape with rounded corners. There was no noise. This was the beginning of a series of sightings of unidentified objects, not all of them triangles, which lasted for several weeks in the Fyffe area.
March 24, 1989, 8:30 p.m. Eagle Creek, Oregon. A woman with five passengers driving on Route 224 saw two objects hovering at low altitude over a country store. Each craft had six white lights arranged in a triangular formation. Both objects made the exact same maneuvers several times. No sound was heard. Another motorist stopped behind her car and watched.
May 1989, night. Southend, England. A number of people reported seeing a large skate-shaped object in the sky which, when it banked, was about 30 feet deep. The fish-like craft was about 100 feet long and was seen by people both inland in Southend and at the beach.
May 2, 1989, night. Colchester, England. A triangular-shaped object was seen, described as about 100 feet across and traveling to the northwest. Witnesses said the object moved slowly, made no sound and had no visible lights. Three nights earlier, between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., many callers to a UFO hotline reported seeing an object shaped like a rugby ball, with yellow, blue, white and green lights along the sides.
May 4, 1989, 9:30 to 10 p.m. Easton and Trumbull, Connecticut. An Easton resident reported seeing an object shaped like a flying wing with red, yellow and blue lights in the back and a blinking red light on the right side. It flew over the tree line behind his house. A woman in Trumbull (eight miles to the east) reported seeing a low-flying V-shaped object as big as a football field. She heard a low, mellow hum. It was adorned with lights. At about 10 p.m., an engineer driving to his home in Trumbull saw a cluster of three concentrated, bright red and white lights. He decided it was a helicopter, but thought it was peculiar. It was traveling slowly toward Bridgeport, just to the south. The engineer stopped and the red and white lights disappeared and the object looked like a blue boomerang, "like a giant hang glider with soft blue lights." Intrigued, he went home and got his father, who had worked for the Sikorsky helicopter company for 15 years and could identify a helicopter by its sound. The two followed the object to a former golf course, where it disappeared. The father was unable to identify the craft. "I can't find a feasible answer," the engineer said. "It would have taken a tremendous amount of money and energy to do this. I did some triangulation, and it was between 800 and 1,300 feet above my head. The lights changed color and a blue V formed from out nowhere. I don't know how someone could pull this off, or why they would want to." Police in both Easton and Trumbull received several phone calls of UFO sightings.
May 20, 1989, 10:32 p.m. Long Eddy, Pennsylvania. A retired game warden and eight fellow game wardens were camping and reportedly saw three lights in a triangular formation stationary high in the sky near the Pennsylvania Ridge. The lights were reddish-orange in color and did not blink. Also present were two steady red lights, about a football field apart in distance. The object made no sound until it started moving slowly away at an angle. It then emitted a low sound like a large electric generator. It appeared to be very large.
June 17, 1989, night. Hadleigh, England. Four people reported watching a diamond-shaped UFO for a half hour. They said it was 100 feet long and 30 feet high and was at an altitude of about 150 feet.
June 28, 1989, 10 p.m. Vail Lake, California. A 32-year-old woman reported seeing six lighted objects flying toward her in a triangular formation. The last was an enormous glowing light. As it got closer she could see it was a craft and described it as a "floating barge that resembled a city." The object glowed red and appeared to explode into flames as it landed near the lake. As the flames subsided, a glow lit up the area for a long period of time. There was a lot of interaction between the craft and the small lighted objects, which were moving around at high rates of speed.
June 29, 1989, 9 p.m. Vail Lake, California. A 36-yearold woman reported seeing amber-colored lights in a triangular formation over the lake area. One would drop out of sight and another would come into view. Two military jets circled the area and as the jets approached the lighted objects went dark.
July 3, 1989, 11:30 p.m. Anza California. A group of people were outside hoping to get a glimpse of Saturn. Two members of one family were looking straight up when they saw an enormous craft. Its shape was similar to a sergeant's stripes (deep V shape). A pole protruded from the front portion with a spotlight of some sort at the tip. Gold lights blinked in succession as the object sped toward the Vail Lake area.
July 6, 1989, evening. Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. A 23-year-old public office worker spotted and videotaped a diamond-shaped, platinum-colored object as it hovered over the city in a halo of orange and white light for about one minute. American physicist Bruce Maccabee analyzed the videotape and concluded the object in the video was not identical to anything existing on earth. He also said it was similar to an object that was photographed in Hawaii in 1975.
August 1989, evening. Stafford, England. A couple taking a stroll saw two brightly lit triangular-shaped objects hovering above some trees. The objects disappeared and re-appeared in the same position several times. "They were lit up but somehow they didn't seem like solid objects," said the wife. "What struck me more than anything else was that it was absolutely silent." Triangular objects had been reported in this area the previous May.
August 18, 1989, night. Newham, England. A woman sent a photograph to a newspaper, showing a large blur of white light, explaining: "This is my picture of the UFO spotted two weeks ago by police. I saw the V-shaped craft on two nights."
August 18, 1989, 3 p.m. Huntersville, North Carolina. A retired security guard was walking his dog near a nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Norman when he saw a large triangular-shaped object at an altitude of about 1,000 feet. It dropped down to about 300 to 500 feet at a 45-degree angle and headed in the direction of the power plant. It was reddish-brown in color and was moving with the pointed end at the front.
August 31, 1989, 11 p.m. Trumbull, Connecticut. A woman driving a teenage baby sitter home told the girl's mother that they had seen a UFO as they were coming down the street. The mother walked out into the street and saw little white lights in the shape of a triangle just above the tree line. Then some of the lights looked somewhat reddish. It hovered for about a minute and then disappeared in the eastern sky. The next day a newspaper reported that a series of lights in a diamond-shaped pattern were seen shortly after 11 p.m. in the downtown area of nearby Bridgeport. Two weeks later the Trumbull newspaper reported it had received several reports of similar sightings on the night of August 31. A couple driving to Bridgeport from Monroe, six miles north, said that at about 11 p.m. they got a flat tire and pulled off the highway to fix it. Another motorist stopped to help, and as the men were changing the tire the wife saw a bright light in the distance. As it got closer she could make out a series of lights in a V or boomerang shape. Then the men saw it. The man helping said: "That's not a plane." The object slowly turned and seemed to stop over the road. They could see red lights blinking. It was traveling slowly and made no sound. It disappeared over high cliffs and then reappeared. The woman was badly frightened, started shaking and crying and begged her husband to get out of there. They did. In another case, a young man and his girlfriend driving on an expressway near Trumbull saw an object at 10:45 p.m. It was moving slowly, had lights in a V shape and had two red blinking lights in the back. The couple stopped, got out and watched along with another motorist and a motorcyclist. The object disappeared toward Danbury, about 20 miles to the northwest. The newspaper quoted six other witnesses, one of whom said "there were a lot of little lights that seemed to indicate a shape like a saucer," and another who said he "realized" the lights were five small planes flying in formation. One caller recommended reading the book NIGHT SIEGE, which described similar sightings in the area several years earlier ("always lots of lights, of winged shapes," the caller said).
Fall 1989. Manitoba, Canada. A series of local flaps contributed to produce a UFO wave in Canada, according to a report by Chris Rutkowski in the November/December 1989 issue of the International UFO Reporter (CUFOS). Among the sightings were a "cloud like boomerang" seen about midnight at the end of August by a woman driving near La Salle, Manitoba. It passed over her car. At 3:40 a.m. on September 15, a 59-year-old woman looked out her window in eastern Winnipeg and saw a deltoid-shaped object sail past. It had lines of "Christmas lights" spreading out from its leading edge and moved silently. At 2:50 p.m. on October 9, a couple and their child were getting into their car when they saw a white boomerang-shaped object hanging silently and motionlessly in the east over the city. The object tilted as it turned, revealing a "bulge" on its underside. It then it moved away. At 11:15 p.m. the same day, October 9, a man in another area of Winnipeg looked out his window and saw a large boomerang-shaped object flying north to south over the city. Its angular size was thought to be one eighth of an inch at arm's length. Over the next few hours other UFOs were seen in the area, ranging from balls of light to the boomerang.
Early September 1989, evening. Campbellsport, Wisconsin. A man who rebuilt and sold bicycles claimed he had seen hundreds of strange lights and had at least 40 close encounters. In September he spent several hours one night with a newspaper reporter on a night watch. With them were a 47-year-old woman and another couple, who had also had several sightings previously. The group hiked up a large hill overlooking a lake in a state forest. Planes crisscrossed the sky and at times the bicycle man pointed out several orange lights quite some distance away. After about an hour and a half, a faint glow appeared over the forest four miles southeast of the hill. The motionless light hung low in the sky and appeared to be similar to the other orange lights they had seen earlier. Unlike the others, though, this one gradually grew in size and began moving slowly to the west. It picked up speed and brightened to a flaming gold color. It transformed into a diamond shape and shimmered brilliantly. The diamond suddenly jerked in a 90-degree turn and headed south, appearing to accelerate until it disappeared from sight.
September 28, 1989, evening. Watertown and Torrington, Connecticut. Two young men in separate sightings saw a slow-moving collection of lights passing overhead. One was driving his car near Watertown and the other saw it over his home in Torrington. "It looked like a diamond shape with two rows of lights," the second one said. State police later said it was ultra light aircraft flying in formation, which was the explanation that state police were giving in 1983‑86, during a period of numerous triangular sightings in this area.
September 29, 1989, night. Southend, England, in Essex just east of London. Two pensioners on their way home from bingo in Southend saw a huge diamond-shaped object much bigger than a plane, with a brilliant white light shining through two windows. The same evening a man in nearby Stanford-le-Hope saw a triangular object circling above his house. Also, a couple in Basildon, just to the north, watched an object with red, green and white lights hovering above a building housing the telephone exchange.
October 2, 1989, evening. South Benfleet, England, just east of London. A girl and her parents walking their dog spotted a large triangular-shaped object in the sky with red, green, blue and white lights. It sped away after 20 minutes.
October 1989-May 1990, Belgium. Almost every day or night for at least eight months beginning in October 1989, Belgium experienced sightings of large triangular-shaped UFOs. By late the following May, the Belgain UFO group SOBEPS had investigated about 650 cases involving 900 witnesses, many of them highly competent professional people. In what may be the most thoroughly investigated UFO flap on record, the SOBEPS investigators accumulated an unbelievable amount of information on the sightings. In 1994 they published their findings in two thick volumes totaling nearly a thousand pages. It is estimated that at least ten thjousand Belgians saw the UFOs, described at times as being "as big as or bigger than an aircraft carrier." For further details, click here.
October 4, 1990, 2:40 to 5 p.m. Ipava, Illinois (MUFON UFO Journal). A MUFON investigator watching a low-flying military jet with binoculars spotted three white spherical objects at an altitude of about 10,000 feet. They were connected by thin, white flexible strands and were drifting slowly across the sky. It was described as angel hair type material. Three days later in the company of another investigator, he saw more linked spherical objects moving in all directions and expelling the same white substance. Also seen were a large silver-gray cigar-shaped object and a smallish white egg-shaped object, both in vertical orientation, a rotating white oblong-cylindrical object, silver spheres, a wavering, red diamond-shaped object, dark brown disks with an appendage on the underside, and a slender white boomerang-shaped object that rotated while in motion.
October 4, 1989, 9:30 p.m. Canvey, England, three miles south of South Benfleet. A couple saw a huge saucer-shaped object like a skate fish. After 10 minutes it rapidly shot off. It had red, green and white lights.
October 9, 1989, 11:15 p.m. to 2 a.m. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. An amateur astronomer waiting for anticipated meteor shower reported to the Manitoba Planetarium that he had sighted four unidentified objects, as follows: 11:20 to 11:30 p.m., a large boomerang-shaped object flew north to south over the city. At 11:35 p.m., three ball-shaped objects flew along the same path, followed by another boomerang-shaped object going east to west. At 12:07 a.m., three ball-shaped objects flew over the city in a straight line, with a fourth trailing off slightly to the west. At 1:08 a.m., another boomerang flew north to south, but this time lower in the sky. The witness said he was sure these weren't planes or satellites. "I used to help build planes and I've seen lots of satellites," he said. "These things had no lights. They were strictly illuminated objects. They were very clear and very sharp." Ed Barker, planetarium producer and director of the Manitoba Centre for UFO Studies, said the planetarium had received a number of calls at the end of the summer regarding boomerang-shaped objects in the sky.
October 14, 1989, early evening, just after dusk. San Marcos, California. A couple cleaning out their motor home noticed some red lights in the sky. They were in "an oval pattern but lying down flatter," said the wife. They got their four teenage children and two adult friends together to watch the lights from their backyard deck. As the object passed over their heads, a dark shape became visible. "It looked like a boomerang and it was massively huge," said the wife. What impressed her most was the silence. "There was not one bit of noise."
November 12, 1989, evening. Heywood, England. A couple driving saw a big white light in the sky. When they got home the light was still there, and the wife drove in the direction of the light. She watched it for about ten minutes and then returned home to get her children, who were as mystified as the mother was. They watched it for half an hour, and then the light started moving toward them. As it came closer, they could see it was “triangular in shape and consisted of what appeared to be two white lights and a red one.” It then passed over the woman and her children and moved on out of sight.
December 14, 1989, 8:30 to 9 p.m. Dixon, New Mexico. A woman, her daughter and her mother reported seeing nine or ten triangular-shaped lights moving north toward Penasco for about ten minutes. During the evening, a number of people in the Chimayo area, 14 miles southwest of Dixon, saw strange lights in the sky. One man in Hernandez, 14 miles northwest of Chimayo, said he, his wife and his mother-in-law saw triangular-shaped lights at about 8:10 p.m. "We saw four or five big ones surrounded by seven or eight little ones," he said. "They looked like Christmas trees." He said the lights did not blink and were moving northwest, making a "whooshing" sound.
December 23, 1989, afternoon. Warren County, Pennsylvania. A number of triangular-shaped objects were seen flying close to a power station.
December 31, 1989, evening. Eugene, Oregon. A number of people at a party saw bright lights in the sky moving from south to north. It was an "almost perfectly diamond-shaped formation and finally a fifth light like a tail on a kite." No sound was heard. When the lights passed over the house, they split, with two lights in one line and two in another. They disappeared after about ten minutes. At least two other groups reported seeing the same lights.
January 11, 1990, 11:30 p.m. Colchester, England. A middle-aged professional man reported seeing an object with three searchlights fitted to the underside, one at the front and two at the rear in a triangular shape. It was about 2,000 feet high. He said there was no noise and the lights did not flash. He watched it for two to three minutes and then it headed off towards Chelmsford.
January 16, 1990, 4:40 to 4:50 a.m. Plaistow, England. A married couple saw three lights in a triangular shape hovering over them. They estimated it was a large as a golf ball in apparent size and was white. Suddenly, a similar object appeared and then both objects disappeared.
February 8, 1990, 8 to 9 p.m. Essex and East London, England. Three lights forming a triangle in the sky were reported seen by two people in Basildon and six in Southend, according to the East Anglican UFO and Paranormal Research Association.
March 4, 1990, 10:10 p.m. New Albany, Indiana (MUFON). Two men driving saw something rise up from behind trees in the distance. They stopped and saw a stingray-shaped object that eventually passed overhead at 1,000 to 1,500 feet altitude at 100 to 150 miles an hour. They described it as a "wedge" or "flying wing" much wider than a 747 jetliner and with a short, pointed tail at the rear. The underside had a number of rectangular panels. An amber light was at one wingtip, a blue one at the other, and a pink-orange light at the front. An oscillating sound similar to a blank audiocassette player on fast forward was heard. The duration of the sighting was four minutes.
March 7, 1990. Culver, Indiana. (Indianapolis Star, November 19, 1990). A security guard from Argos, Indiana, was driving to work at 9:45 p.m. in Marshall County when he saw a white, triangular-shaped light pattern. He stopped, got out and watched. It was about 500 feet above the car. "It moved real slow, extremely slow," he said. "I don't even know how it stayed in the air." Then on October 3 and 5, he was driving with his family when the triangle shaped lights appeared again. His sister, a preschool teacher who described herself as a skeptic, also saw them. "There was a triangular thing going over," she said. "It had three or four lights. It was going really slow and there was no sound." The editor of the Culver Citizen said his newspaper had received "quite a number of calls" about possible UFOs in recent weeks. A photographer for the newspaper said she shot a photo of the object once and described it as looking like "a string of pearls. I saw little flashing twinkling lights. I don't know what it was."
May 24, 1990. North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania (Greensburg, Pa., Tribune Review, August 17, 1990). Around 11 p.m. while walking her dog, a woman noticed the dog was behaving strangely. She then noticed a large, noiseless triangular-shaped object with white lights on it near some high voltage power lines that crossed the road in back of the area where she was. It hovered about 150 feet above the lines for 30 seconds and then took off toward the northeast until it was out of sight. As the object disappeared, the dog resumed its normal behavior.
October 16, 1990. New Holland, Michigan. (Holland, Michigan Sentinel, October 20, 1990). A man driving home with his two children from a hayride at dusk spotted a bright light just above the tree tops to the north. The light appeared to go out and the man scanned the sky with binoculars. Then he saw it again. It looked like a dark gray triangle with white lights around the edges.