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Witness describes hovering cigar UFO over Olympia

A Washington witness at Olympia reported watching a white, hovering, cigar-shaped craft that made sharp turns and fired bright light flashes beginning about 11 a.m. on February 23, 2015, according to testimony in Case 63541 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness spotted the hovering object with no wings, tail or rotors that made no sound and had no condensation trail behind it.

“The movement of the cigar-shaped, white object was so slow that it appeared to be simply floating along at perhaps about 30-40 mph,” the witness stated. “There’s a possibility it may have been a drone – I’ve not seen all the types of drones the military has these days, and there is a base nearby, so who knows? It could have been ours, but maybe it wasn’t.”

The witness had just pulled out of a post office parking lot on Jefferson Street and turned right heading north.

As the object moved away, it appeared to release bright flashes of light. Pictured: Olympia, WA, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

As the object moved away, it appeared to release bright flashes of light. Pictured: Olympia, WA, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

“After one block Jefferson Street makes a curve to the northwest and as I was looking ahead during the curve – first gorgeous blue sky day we’ve had in a while – a white cylindrical shape in the distant sky caught my attention.”

The witness aid the object did not “look like a normal airplane.”

“It was long, cylindrical, no wings, tail or rotors, no windows as far as I could tell. It was hard to tell how far away it was – I would guess perhaps anywhere from 1.5 to 2 miles away. Elevation (guessing again) may have been ono-half to one mile high. It’s really hard to tell as there was nothing to triangulate it with.”

The witness is a pilot, but has not flown in years. He pulled over to the side of the road for a better look. The witness was able to see the object for about three to five minutes.

“From my viewpoint it was to my west-northwest, and was headed south, maybe a tweak to the southwest, moving very slowly, silently, for about one minute of my watch time, when suddenly it veered sharply to its right – due west – so now all I could see was the dot of its circumference.”

The witness then noticed flashes of light coming from the object.

“The whiteness of the object was getting dimmer as it moved further west, and suddenly I noticed a bright pomegranate-colored flash below it to the south, and then another less brilliant flash a little further away, and then a third even dimmer and further still away. They were like light flashes, nothing exploding, not flares, and were all in a single southern and lower trajectory from the craft.”

The witness continued to watch the object as he drove along Washington Street where it makes a loop in a northwest direction. (Credit: Google)

The witness continued to watch the object as he drove along Washington Street where it makes a loop in a northwest direction. (Credit: Google)

Then the craft moved again.

“A few seconds later the craft made an abrupt turn and was longwise to my view again, pointing south. It seemed to just hover there for maybe 10 seconds, and did not proceed further south. Then it abruptly turned west again and within a few seconds there was another brilliant flash off the side of the craft – a brilliant whitish-green, electric colored flash – white on the far side, greener closer to the craft. That flash was fan-shaped, different that the burst of round light previously seen. The fanned-out part of the white-green flash was away from the craft, while the narrow part of the fan-shape was right near the craft.”

The longer the witness watched at this point, the object moved further away until it was out of sight.

Olympia is the capital of the State of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County, population 46,478.

Washington is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.87 sightings per million population based on MUFON January 2015 statistics. Washington received a total of six UFO reports in January.
The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Georgia witness describes silent cigar UFO

A Georgia witness at Moultrie reported watching a “strange, cigar-shaped” UFO with white or green lights that became extremely bright and made no sound about 11:10 p.m. on February 2, 2015, according to testimony in Case 63045 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness stepped outside to have a cigarette and looked up at the stars when the object was first seen traveling from the north and heading south.

The witness also saw a black helicopter at the time of the UFO sighting. Pictured: Moultrie, GA. (Credit: Google)

The witness also saw a black helicopter at the time of the UFO sighting. Pictured: Moultrie, GA. (Credit: Google)

“I noticed the small cigar-shaped silhouette with four bright lights heading in a perfect straight line,” the witness stated. “The two lights in the middle were bigger and brighter.”

The witness then noticed a black helicopter.

“I could clearly see the light on the tail to make out the helicopter.”

The witness described the lighting.

“About halfway through the sighting the two middle lights on the unidentified aircraft got extremely bright for about 10 seconds and then dimmed back down. It was odd to me because the unidentified aircraft flew in such a precise route and the fact that I couldn’t tell what type this aircraft could possibly be. Neither aircraft had, at any time, made any sound whatsoever.”

Both the UFO and the helicopter did not appear to make any sound. Pictured: Aerial view of Moultrie, GA. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Both the UFO and the helicopter did not appear to make any sound. Pictured: Aerial view of Moultrie, GA. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness has a military background.

“I spent six years in the military, four working with Special Operations, and recently worked as a contractor for the Army training troops before they deployed to a combat zone earning two awards from the U.S. Army Special Forces, seeing every type aircraft and helicopters each branch has. That being said, I know aircraft.”

Moultrie is the county seat and largest city of Colquitt County, Georgia, population 14,268.

No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 3, 2015. 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.

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Silent cigar UFO crosses Maine skyline

A Maine witness at Bangor reported watching a cigar-shaped UFO crossing the sky at about the speed of an airplane beginning at 4:38 p.m. on January 17, 2015, according to testimony in Case 62745 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness and her husband, who was driving, saw the object heading toward them.

“I looked out the car window to my right and saw what first looked like a long, metallic blimp swooping near us toward the ground,” the witness stated. “It was moving about as fast as an airplane, but was dead silent.”

The witness has considered that the object seen was manmade, but says the silence seemed very unusual. Pictured: Bangor, Maine. (Credit: Google)

The witness has considered that the object seen was manmade, but says the silence seemed very unusual. Pictured: Bangor, Maine. (Credit: Google)

The witness said she shrieked and pointed out the object to her husband.

“Structurally, it resembled a blimp, but was long and narrow enough to be considered a cigar-shaped UFO.”

The witness looked online to see if there were any military (or civilian) aircraft that resembled it and also asked her father, who has been a pilot for years and is also an amateur astronomer.

“The closest thing I could find was a half-scale model of an airship that will be tested by the military, but to my knowledge hasn’t been flown yet and is still being constructed. At the tail of the craft were flashing red and white lights, not unlike an airplane.”

The object finally flew upwards and out of sight as it moved away. Pictured: Bangor, Maine. (Credit: Google)

The object finally flew upwards and out of sight as it moved away. Pictured: Bangor, Maine. (Credit: Google)

The witness watched the object until it moved out of sight.

“I studied it carefully until it flew upwards and quickly out of sight. It could have been manmade, but the speed and complete silence puzzled me. I saw a flying saucer once a few years ago and was glad to have a fellow witness this time for an event.”

Bangor is a city in and the county seat of Penobscot County, Maine, population 153,923.

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.

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Georgia witness photographs cigar-shaped UFO

A Georgia witness at Canton reported watching and photographing two cigar-shaped UFOs that seemed to be attached by “a small tubular connection,” according to testimony in Case 61365 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside on a driveway and about to walk inside on November 6, 2014, when the object was first seen.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

“I looked to my right facing southeast to see if my horses were in their stalls,” the witness stated. “I then noticed something rather odd flying above the barn as the sky was clear and not cloudy and still broad daylight. The object was flying in an odd sort of way, not like any aircraft I am aware of would or could fly.”

The witness described the object.

“It was shimmering. It appeared to be glowing. It had no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection.”

The witness tried to understand what the object was.

The witness said the object appeared to have no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection. Pictured: Canton, Georgia. (Credit: Google)

The witness said the object appeared to have no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection. Pictured: Canton, Georgia. (Credit: Google)

“From the distance of height I venture to guess it was possibly not as large as a commercial aircraft, but perhaps the size of a private airplane. I had the impression it seemed to be ascending but also seemed to be floating and at first moved slowly.”

When the object appeared to be above the witnesses’ house, a photograph was taken with a cell phone. But moments later, the object was gone.

“When I looked up again it was gone either out of sight or vanished. It left me with an unsettled feeling.”

The witness included one image with the MUFON report, which was filed on November 13, 2014.

Cropped and enlarged version of the witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged version of the witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Canton is a city in and the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia, population 22,985.

Georgia has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Georgia had 11 UFO reports that occurred during October 2014 – calculated at 1.11 sightings per million population.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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West Virginia UFOs: New sighting describes cigar UFO hovering under 500 feet

Reports of UFOS under 500 feet continue this month in West Virginia as a new witness at Charleston reported watching a cigar-shaped object hovering near I-64, according to testimony in Case 60861 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving eastbound along I-64 approaching Charleston, WV, at 5:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014, when the object was first noticed.

The witness served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier and is used to identifying aircraft. He could not identify what he saw hovering over Charleston, West Virginia, that day. (Credit: Google)

The witness served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier and is used to identifying aircraft. He could not identify what he saw hovering over Charleston, West Virginia, that day. (Credit: Google)

“I observed an object that appeared to be cigar or cylinder-shaped, hovering maybe 500 feet above the city valley area, closer to the west end of the city,” the witness stated. “The interstate at this point is elevated above the city, which sits closer to the river level. So my view of the object appeared to be straight on.”

The witness stated that there were periods of rain in the area and he had stopped to take pictures of rainbows. While watching the rainbows, he noticed the hovering object and first thought it was an airplane as Yeager Airport is nearby.

“It was silver-metallic in appearance and was reflecting part of the bright sun that had caused the rainbows to appear during the intermittent rain showers. It looked cigar-shaped, and appeared to just be hovering, but from living nearby Yeager Airport, and after having served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier for several years, I was/am aware that planes can have the appearance of being stationary, despite actually moving.”

The witness tried to rule out all known aircraft before considering the sighting rather odd. Pictured: Charleston, West Virginia. (Credit: Google)

The witness tried to rule out all known aircraft before considering the sighting rather odd. Pictured: Charleston, West Virginia. (Credit: Google)

The witness continued to watch the object, thinking it was odd due to its low altitude.

“Initially as I rounded a large curve in the interstate, the object was ahead of me, hovering over the valley. It did not appear to be very high in the sky at that point. As it reflected light from what I would refer to as its fuselage, I stared to think maybe it was a little odd. As I moved further down the interstate, eastward bound, I continued to approach closer to the object. It didn’t appear to have wings or engines or a propeller, but I still couldn’t rule out an airplane based on previous experience with aircraft sightings and knowing that depending on the angle in which they are viewed, features of an airplane are not always visible.”

The witness then thought that the object might be a military style helicopter.

“Traffic was fairly heavy at that time, so I had to keep making quick glances at the object, and then turn back to the traffic and road around me. The entire sighting lasted about 1.5 minutes. As I reached a point on the interstate where I was looking at what I would call the very rear of the object, I thought for about 2-3 seconds that maybe it was a military-style helicopter with the large dual rotors in the front and back.”

Charleston, West Virginia, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Charleston, West Virginia, as seen from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness then was able to make out a chevron shape to the object.

“Upon further attempts of examination (keep in mind, I had to keep making quick glances at the object, then back to the road and traffic) it appeared to have a large chevron at the very front tip of the object, and a very large chevron of equal size at the very rear of the object. It appeared to be moving north at this point, away from my location on the interstate. There was no trail of exhaust or anything of that nature, and no detectable sound.”

Looking away from the object for just a moment, and then back again, the witness realized it had completely vanished.

“I glanced for a very split second at the road, and then immediately back to the object, but it was no longer there. This is an open valley area, and from the perspective of the interstate positioning I was in, I could literally see for miles in the direction of north over my left shoulder. There were clouds a couple of miles ahead of the direction the object appeared to be headed in, and several hundred feet above the elevation the object appeared to be situated in, but none in the immediate area for the object to ‘fly into.’ It had instantly and completely disappeared from view in the amount it takes to glance from left to forward and then back to the left.”

The witness continues to try and explain the incident, but concludes that the experience was odd.

“I do not know if maybe it was a drone, or some other type of small aircraft. It was hard to judge the size of the object, but I would say it was between 10-20 feet, but the location of the chevrons/wings on the object and the way it was just no longer in sight in an area where I should have been able to view it for miles made it seem odd, almost as if it was observing the rainbows or the rain showers as well. I cannot say that I know it was an extra-terrestrial craft, but it just struck me as odd the way it appeared to hover lower to the ground than a normal small craft would, and then the appearance of the object initially looking as if it had no wings/appendages and later looking as if it had large wings or chevrons in the front and rear, and then its eventual disappearance from sight altogether in an instant. Maybe nothing to it at all, just struck me as odd.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness provided one illustration of the object. Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia, population 50,821. West Virgnia MUFON is investigating.

Previous UFO sightings in October 2014 were covered as: Uptick in West Virginia low flying UFO cases.

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