EDITOR'S NOTE: Field Investigators Gary and Carol Paulis from Florida walk us through MUFON Case 27291 where a woman encounters a triangle-shaped object hovering just 200 feet in the air. Like other encounters we’ve covered, this witness first sees lights in the distance and considers the object something rather ordinary - a helicopter. But she would soon drop that explanation for something more extraordinary.
by Guy and Carol Paulis
MUFON CMS Case #27291
January 7, 2011
Gary & Carol (FIs)
Denise Stoner, Florida: SSD & Chief Investigator
Classification: CAT 2
Case Disposition: Unknown
Friday, January 7, 2011, started out as a normal workday for “Mary”, age 29, a wife and mother of three, who lives and works in central Florida as a planner/coordinator. She got into her car, put her seatbelt on and backed out of her driveway.
“I left my house at 5:25 a.m. on January 7th, 2011.” Her workplace is eight miles from her residence, which usually takes her about 20 minutes to drive. That was the end of normal for Mary on this morning commute. She arrived at the back entrance gate at approximately 5:40 a.m. and accessed herself onto the private property where she is employed. She has about two miles of driving through a park-like setting to reach her facility destination. (See image on this page.)
“I noticed a cluster of bright white lights ahead of me in the sky. I thought it was a helicopter and it was about a mile away. As I got closer I realized it was a triangular-shaped object with white lights at the corners and a red blinking light in the back. The object was only maybe 200 feet in the air and just hovered there. I rolled down my car window as I approached where the object was. There was not a noise to be heard, no birds, no bugs, no wind and no movement of leaves or trees. I looked at the time; it was 5:48 a.m.
“I felt nervous approaching the object because I had to drive under it. I looked up at the craft as now I am almost under it. I must have parked my car and just stared at the object while it moved away although I don’t remember seeing it actually leave. I just saw that it was gone. I looked down at the time; it is now 6:05 a.m. My car is in park, my seatbelt is off, and I’m gripping the steering wheel with two hands. I felt dazed and distracted and couldn’t place what had happened.”
Remember at the start of her commute one of the first things she did was put on her seatbelt. She is very conscientious about the value of using the seatbelt. Several years ago, when she was pregnant, she was in an automobile accident and was not in a seatbelt. She hit the windshield and was severely injured.
Mary drove the remaining half-mile to her workplace, parked her car and scanned the area for any signs of the object before she entered the facility. Although she does not like to draw, because she thinks she isn’t good at drawing, she was determined to sketch the object.
She contacted her husband and they decided this incident should be reported, but did not want to get ridiculed or bring embarrassment to the family. They determined MUFON was the best way to report the incident. Mary made her report on the MUFON website that day. Bland Pugh, Florida MUFON State Director, assigned it to us and we interviewed Mary within 12 hours of her close encounter. Several indicators from our initial phone interview made us believe this case could be above Category 2, so we immediately contacted Denise Stoner, Florida MUFON Chief Investigator for guidance. Together we defined how to proceed with the investigation and scheduled an in-person interview, and a site and vehicle inspection for the next day. We requested Mary to isolate clothing she was wearing during her encounter and to not wash her car until after we had a chance to inspect them.
We interviewed Mary and her husband the next day. The clothing was inspected. The only anomaly found was on the lower left pants leg which had a slightly elevated radiation reading of 20µRem/Hr compared to the right leg and background readings of 8 to 12µRem/Hr. We could not determine any cause for the elevated reading. We completed our checks at the witness residence and then she drove us to the site for remaining inspections. Both the vehicle and site radiation readings ran in a range of 8 to 14µRem/Hr. EMF and magnetic checks were made on the clothing, vehicle, and site and no abnormal readings were found. Image on page 4 was taken during site investigation. Witness is standing in the road at the location where she went under the craft.
Mary identified psychological and physiological effects from her close encounter. Psychological effects included memory lapse during event (missing time), calmness immediately after event, and intense dreams the morning following, telepathy and obsession after the event. Her telepathy was explained as a belief that a client needed an object so she prepared it before they arrived, unannounced.
The obsession was to draw the object and to frequently go outside and check for it.
She is convinced she will see it again. She experienced the following physiological effects after her encounter; tingle/shock and static around computer and telephone, body temperature change, eye sight, ringing in her ears, headache, loss of appetite, and fatigue. The static was heard in the telephone receiver and she was experiencing more than normal computer glitches. She felt chilled after her encounter, along with fatigue and nausea. She did not check her temperature. Her eye sight seemed improved; she said she could see the stars and sky like never before. The ringing in her ears was more of a lower frequency humming. When she woke from an intense dream she was having the following morning she experienced rapid heartbeat, headache and shaking. She has experienced a migraine headache previously and this headache was not that intense. These effects diminished over the days following the event.
Mary experienced some anxiety when she viewed the entity case form seven head/face shapes. The square shape is what caused her reaction. She could not explain why this happened. She has not said she was abducted and does not recall meeting anyone or anything during this event. We provided the witness with contact information for us and the Florida Chief Investigator if she has any questions or would like to talk about her experience. Mary was not classified as an Abduction Experiencer.
We had a detailed discussion about the object during our in-person interview. Based on the site inspection and her comments that the object was near tree top level when she drove under it – we determined that the object was between 60 and 100 feet above her.
From witness calibration checks, the dimension of the object was 120 to 140 feet along one side of the equilateral triangle.
“It had three bright, steady white lights, blinding like football stadium lights at each point of the triangle and one randomly blinking red light, brighter than a red traffic light, in the middle of one side.
“The bottom had a pattern of squares or blocks.
“It was three-dimensional, but seemed almost transparent.”
She did not see any markings, doors, windows or entities.
This case was closed as UNKNOWN – Other.