A Mississippi witness at Canton reported watching and videotaping a group of “glowing, hovering orbs,” according to testimony in Case 81498 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was standing outside talking to a neighbor at 1:21 p.m. on January 9, 2017.
“I saw this orb start flying around,” the witness stated. “It disappeared. Then when it reappeared, it came back with 15 more. It swirled above us for a few seconds and then disappeared.”
The witness says this is the second time she has seen UFOs and that she had summoned them.
“I know how to do it. The first time I did it, I saw the orbs, but then they morphed into a bird-like creature with white bodies and black tipped wings, but continued to glow. They swirled above me and my neighbor, flew into a formation and then disappeared.”
MUFON Photo Analyst Marc D’Antonio originally reported a natural reason for the objects in the video.
“Erring on the side of the data, I would have to say that these appear not to be UFOs, but some type of airborne seedpod or as you said tree pollen,” D’Antonio stated in his report. “That is my view at the moment.”
But Hoffman continued with the investigation.
“After doing some further analysis of the types of trees (mostly Pines) and when they generate pollen, I identified that the manner of their release as well as the time did not match,” Hoffman stated. “I am revising the Pollen idea. Pollen does not move in a formation, birds do. But birds don't make these abrupt directional changes. Typical trees in Mississippi are pine trees (Tall Pines) See photo attached of the property where witness was located. Also, I am adding a video clip of pollen being released from a pine. It is more gaseous in appearance and would not yield a similar appearance as shown. While the pollen season in warmer climates goes from December - May. We have these same pines adjacent to my work office. I went over to see if I could make out anything similar and saw nothing.”
Hoffman closed the case.
“This case remains a UFO - Other. No tangible shape could be ascertained, and the objects seem to be mere lights dancing about in straight line formations that suddenly went random and then off together. Case is closed pending any further insights I can get about the clip provided to us.”
Canton is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, population 13,189. The above quotes were edited for clarity.