The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) receives photos and videos daily of purported UFOs that must be reviewed by Field Investigators as part of the case investigation process.
Even before witness contact, we start with the original report filed by the witness – which generally includes a basic summation of the case details - and any photos, videos or illustrations. The story below includes those details. Read the story and review the images – and take a guess at what you think this object might be.
A balloon? A drone? Swamp gas? Alien ship?
Incident Date: 5:45 a.m., May 1, 2017
Report Date: May 1, 2017
Investigator: Chase Kloetzke
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A Philippines witness at Angeles who is a U.S. Marine reported watching and photographing a square or rectangular object slow moving at about 700 feet, according to testimony in Case 83456 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The Marine – who is a trained observer – had been up since 3 a.m. with coffee – when the event began at 5:45 a.m. on May 1, 2017.
“I heard my dogs carrying on outside and went to investigate,” the witness stated. “At first I thought they had barked at nothing, when I suddenly caught sight of the object. I watched it only for 30 seconds or so before realizing that it wasn't a plane, helicopter, or hot air balloon and ran into the house and grabbed my cell phone as it was the closest camera available.”
The witness guessed at the object’s altitude.
“The object first appeared to be about 700 feet high, but as the object had moved into the background of my house, it appeared to be gaining altitude and I snapped three photos as it passed beyond the peak of the roof over my bedroom, moving in a south or southeast direction towards Manila. The object made no sound at all, and it had no visible lights of any kind. It seemed to be moving about the same speed as a small plane at first and was completely out of sight in about three minutes or less, apparently gaining speed.”
The witness could not identify the object when viewing the photos later on a computer.
“I was a bit stunned when saw it, as I had never seen any craft like this before, and it clearly had some type of leg structure for landing. Three pics were taken, and numbered in the order taken, the best being the first picture.”
Angeles is a highly urbanized city located geographically within the province of Pampanga in the Philippines, population 411,634. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.