An Iranian witness at Tehran reported watching and videotaping air force defense shooting at a sphere-shaped object, according to testimony in Case 81575 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
“The Iranian air force defense started shooting heavily to many UFOs January 17, 2017, at 5 p.m.,” the witness stated. “At the center of Tehran Enghelab Square, thousands of people were seeing this unbelievable incident and many pictures and videos captured as I attached.after the shooting. Many air force aircrafts started flying above Tehran searching for these glowing orbs, but they couldn't find anything. Then they said they were UAVs to sensor and debunk this incident. But as you see in videos, UAVs can’t fly like that and can't change their direction suddenly – just UFOs and alien technology can fly and move like that. And for UAVs, they don’t start to shoot that heavily at the center of Tehran like it’s a war. And they don’t use the air force aircrafts just for finding UAVs. Sincerely yours. I am the admin of the biggest disclosure page in Instagram.”
Iran MUFON National Director Monique Lessan reviewed this case and closed it as an Unknown UAV.
“I received this case on January 19th,” Lessan wrote in her report. “The witness wanted to make sure it was registered in MUFON. On January 17th , the witness and thousands of people witnessed 6 to 10 orbs hovering over skies of Tehran, Iran. The time was around 5 p.m. and still light outside. There were some patchy clouds in otherwise blue sky.”
“The Iranian air force defense stationed themselves on roofs of tall buildings and started shooting heavily at the orbs. The location was the center of Tehran Meydan Enghelab Sqaure where thousands of people were seeing this unbelievable event.”
The witness provided three video clips with the report, which was filed on January 17, 2017.
“After the shooting, many air force aircrafts started flying above Tehran searching for these glowing orbs, but they couldn't find anything. They announced that they were UAVs: unidentified aerial vehicles. In the video you can clearly see the orbs and the military shooting at them.”
Please be cautious of all reports coming from Iran as these are very difficult to investigate. A second report, Case 81564, was filed with similar video footage. Most UFO reports are resolved as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity.