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Witness says UFO was partially ‘transparent’

A Kentucky witness at Hindman reported a brief encounter with an object that was partially transparent, according to testimony in Case 83775 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness said the object was solid, but the back half appeared to be transparent. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness said the object was solid, but the back half appeared to be transparent. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness watched the craft for just a few minutes on May 16, 2017.

“Craft was a solid, white object headed northeast of Hindman, Kentucky, at approximately 2:35-2:37 p.m.,” the witness stated.“Back of craft was completely transparent. Front of craft was white and came to a curved point like a football. The craft had no visible lights or trails coming from it.”

The object was moving under the cloud cover. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The object was moving under the cloud cover. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The sighting was very short.

“The craft was only visible for a few seconds before it seemed to just fade away. There were no clouds in the sky. At exactly 2:42 p.m. I saw an airplane following the same path and then another at 2:43 and another at 2:46.”

The witness reported that the object could have been as big as 300 feet. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness reported that the object could have been as big as 300 feet. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

No shape was given for the object – which was estimated to be flying higher than 500 feet. The object’s size was reported as between 101 and 300 feet. The case was reported to MUFON on May 16, 2017. Kentucky MUFON State Director Dave MacDonald investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

Hindman is a city in Knott County, Kentucky, population 777. 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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Triangle UFO follows Washington witness

A Washington witness at Sunnyside reported a slow-moving, triangle-shaped object that followed his vehicle along a rural roadway, according to testimony in Case 83989 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration of the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration of the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness had just gotten off work and was driving home at 10:50 p.m. on May 25, 2017, when the incident began.

“I take the back roads home and got on Factory Road outside of Sunnyside, Washington,” the witness stated.“After about three minutes or so traveling down the road, I noticed an orange light near two red lights in a triangular pattern. The orange light was blinking.”

The witness immediately thought the object was a Chinook helicopter.

“I found it strange how low it was to the ground and the lack of sound. I also noticed it was traveling a bit fast to be a helicopter. It flew from south to north.”

The witness then thought that the object might be a drone.

“My speed was about 50 mph, though I was slowing down not wanting to get too close to the object. It crossed the road in front of me and then I proceeded to pass it. I found it to strange – it grabbed my curiosity. An oncoming car passed me, and once it did I pulled into a dirt driveway and turned around – doing a U-turn. I quickly drove back and found that it was out in the same area I had left it.”

The witness then slowed down in the middle of the road with no place to pull over.

“I simply stopped in the middle of road – now able to see a mile infront of me and behind me. I was facing west with my back to the east. It seemed to stop flying south and began to fly west.”

Witness illustration of the craft. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration of the craft. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness quickly reached for his smartphone and pulled up the camera app.

“I began to record as I drew closer. This was when I noticed a white light, much like a star starting to fly down from above it and near the object. It quickly got my attention as it quickly stopped again and turned 90-degrees and flew south across the road again. Once it had done this, it began to fly west.”

The object was then flying parallel to the road and began to make the witness afraid.

“Though it stopped and then began to fly northwest from its location towards me, I became overwhelmed with fear knowing this wasn’t a plane or a helicopter. Having both my windows down, I would have heard something. I threw my phone in the passenger seat and began to speed off. As I began to pass it, I came as close as I ever was to the object.”

The witness described the object.

“It was a gray triangle, with three orange lights and one red, glowing light in the middle with two small, green lights near the rear. It was hovering. I am now driving back from where I had come from. Heading into Sunnyside on Factory Road. I reached a speed of 97 mph and quickly began to slow down. I felt safer near town, though, now that it was nearly 11 p.m. and no one would be around.”

But that safe feeling quickly dissolved.

“I turned left onto Handford Road, and before getting to Vakima Valley Highway, I turned left onto another road that was near a car dealership and stopped again to see if I could​ see the object. It was flying west again and was in the same light configuration as when I first saw it – with one blinking, orange light and two red ones. I watched it fly for a short time before it began to fly southwest and I didn’t want it getting too close again. I got back onto Handford Road and onto Yakima Valley Highway driving towards Grandview.”

Cropped piece of witness illustration from the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped piece of witness illustration from the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

But once the witness arrived home and got of his vehicle, he saw the craft again.

“It had followed me approximately six miles and was flying southeast, though, I did not turn and I watched it fly in that direction until it was out of sight. I thought about following it, but didn’t want to push my luck as I began to feel afraid again. When I reviewed the video I recorded, the object was not captured due to it being too dark outside, and had stop recording without me pressing pause as I passed the object.”

Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, Washington, population 15,858.Washington MUFON State Director James Clarkson investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

“I would point out this case was near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,” Clarkson stated in his report. “Given the highly unusual shape and lighting configuration, and the lack of sound when the witness had parked his car with all of the windows down, I am classifying this case as a true UAV with a highly credible witness.”

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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Witness recalls attempting communication with UFO

A Missouri witness at Mexico recalled a UFO incident from 1977 when she and her then 10-year-old son encountered an object following them along a rural roadway, according to testimony in Case 83874 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness and her son noticed a ‘fiery image’ just ahead of them that could not be identified. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

The witness and her son noticed a ‘fiery image’ just ahead of them that could not be identified. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

The incident occurred during the summer of 1977 – approximately June 17.

“I was returning home after driving to a nearby town 30 miles away to see the movie, “Chariots of the Gods.” It was approximately between 9-10p.m. CST. I was driving on a blacktop road rather than the highway since it was a shorter way to get home. As I was driving north, I noticed ahead of me, and to the left of the road,a fiery image about treetop level and I mentioned to my son that it must be a barn on fire.”

About two minutes later, the witness reached a curve in the road.

“The fiery image moved from its location left of the road and instantly appeared on the right side of the road. I knew then it was a UFO due to how quickly it maneuvered direction. I was then driving east with the UFO following me to my right – about 100 feet higher than my van – and it stayed maybe two car lengths ahead of me. The UFO seemed to be traveling the same speed as I was, which by then I had probably slowed to about 40 mph.”

The object moved just ahead of the car and kept pace with it. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

The object moved just ahead of the car and kept pace with it. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

The witness continued to watch the object.

“After about 30-45 seconds of following us, it instantaneously appeared about one-quarter mile ahead and to the left side of the road. It was stopped and hovered above a grove of trees.”

Since the object had stopped, the witness did not want to keep driving.

“There was a house there, so I pulled into someone’s driveway and thought about going up to their door to let them know of the UFO so people wouldn’t think I was just making it all up. But figured, as sure as I did, it would disappear. My son thought I should keep driving, but I told him I didn’t want to be abducted or have my car engine fail.”

As the object hovered, the witness was able tomake out the shape and a few features.

“It was disc-shaped with a seemingly darker band around the center of it and a lot of fire from the underneath. Either the flames below were so bright that they illuminated the craft or the moonlight was such that I couldn’t get a good view of it (or both).”

After about four to five minutes of wondering what to do, the witness decided to attempt to communicate with the object.

The witness attempted to communicate with the object when it stopped. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

The witness attempted to communicate with the object when it stopped. Pictured: Mexico, Missouri. (Credit: Google)

‘I said, ‘I know that you can hear me because you all are a lot more intelligent and advanced than we are, so please just go on and leave us alone.’”

After about 10 seconds, the UFO moved away at “lightning speed in an upward and south-easterly direction” anddisappeared from view.

“The entire time of the sighting, I encountered no traffic in either direction. However, as soon as it disappeared, there was traffic again. The image of the UFO actually looked a lot like the spaceship image on the album cover of the band “Boston’s” first album in 1976. I have since regretted that I didn’t try to make better communication because I would like to communicate with them. Evidently, they were seeking me out, but I just had no idea of their intent.”

Mexico, formerly known as New Mexico, is a city in Audrain County, Missouri, population 11,543. Missouri MUFON State Section Director Charles Frieden is investigating. 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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Louisiana witness animates hovering disc UFOs

A Louisiana witness at Lafayette County reported watching two, disc-shaped objects with binoculars that disappeared into a dark cloud, according to testimony in Case 84059 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside looking at clouds at 5 p.m. on May 27, 2017, at a 45-degree angle to the north using binoculars.

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

“And as soon as I got the focus, there they were – two UFOs,” the witness stated. “One on top the other and in close proximity to each other. The one underneath the other was moving left to right from side-to-side in a straight pattern, while the other one hovered above it.”

The witness had a feeling the objects were trying to communicate.

“I kind of got the feeling the bottom one was using the craft to wave at me, as to say, ‘Hey, here we are!’ As it was moving side-to-side as in someone would move their hand to wave.”

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness described the objects.

“These were both saucer-shaped and were a black or dark gray color and both had lights in the front that pulsated back and forth like the Knight Rider car, but only much slower. The color of the lights from my perspective was red on the left, blue in the middle and either yellow or white on the right. I couldn’t make out the size because I couldn’t see them with the naked eye, only through the binoculars. I was using a Redfield brand that was 10 x 50. But they were clear as day to see the shape, color and what they were doing.”

Watch the animated video the witness produced to depict the sighting.

The witness put the binoculars down to see if he could see them with his eyes, but they were too far away.

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

Still image from the witness animation video. (Credit: MUFON)

“But as soon as I looked back in the binoculars, I could see them again. I was hoping to get video footage, as I kept watching for about 30 seconds, a dark cloud was moving toward that area where they were. That’s when I told my wife to go inside and hurry to grab my phone. I was going to try and film it through the binoculars, but by the time the dark cloud got to where they were, I couldn’t see them anymore. The cloud seemed to stay there for a while, which I found strange and maybe even thought something was behind the cloud like a mother ship using a cloud cloaking device, because after it finally cleared up in that area, I couldn’t see the other craft again. I stayed out all that day and hooked up my phone to record through the binoculars, but didn’t see them again.”

Lafayette County is a parish in Louisiana, population 221,578. Louisiana MUFON is investigating. 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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Anonymous donor saves Shag Harbour UFO incident’s 50th anniversary event

Earlier this week, a newspaper in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia reported that an event planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Canada’s most famous UFO incidents was in jeopardy due to funding. The event is being organized by the Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society (SHUFOIS), who had hoped to secure a grant offered by Canada’s Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. Unfortunately, they were not approved for the grant, putting the event’s future in question. However, according to SHUFOIS, an anonymous donor has come forward to fund the event, and the festivities are now back on.

The Shag Harbour Incident Society Museum. (Credit: Shag Harbour Incident Society)

The Shag Harbour Incident Society Museum. (Credit: Shag Harbour Incident Society)

Shag Harbour is a small fishing village with around 500 residents. Their claim to fame is a UFO incident that occurred on October 4, 1967.

A website setup by the Canadian Library and Archives describes the UFO event:

Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

October 4, 1967

On the night of October 4, 1967, officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and six civilians witnessed an incredible, yet unexplainable, sight. Earlier in the evening, the RCMP had received many phone calls from residents reporting that an airplane had crashed into Shag Harbour. Both the RCMP and locals had rushed to the shore of the harbour, but what they encountered there was far from a conventional aircraft.

Witnesses reported seeing an object 60 feet in length moving in an easterly direction before it descended rapidly into the water, making a bright splash on impact. A single white light appeared on the surface of the water for a short period of time. The RCMP, with help from local fishermen and their boats, endeavoured to reach the object before it sank completely.

Local fishermen remember travelling through thick, glittery, yellow foam to get to where they saw the object. Bubbles from underneath the surface of the water appeared around the boats. The crews attempted to search the area for evidence of survivors, but found no one.

The Department of National Defence (DND) conducted an underwater search of the area, but failed to locate any evidence of an object.

The crashing of the unidentified flying object into Shag Harbour is still discussed today, with many articles appearing on the Internet. There is no trace of the RCMP reports of this sighting in the files. The Department of National Defence has identified this sighting as unsolved, and the only documentation that exists in the files is a DND memo.

Related documents:

Department of National Defence Memo

Canadian UFO report linked to in the Shag Harbour UFO Incident summary. (Credit: Canada Library and Archives)

Canadian UFO report linked to in the Shag Harbour UFO Incident summary. (Credit: Canada Library and Archives)

The incident is famous in UFO circles, and often referred to as Canada’s Roswell. However, SHUFOIS members say they have not received the support they feel they deserve.

Brock Zinck, vice-president of SHUFOIS , told the Shelburne County Coast Guard, “We can’t get a lot of love here in Shag Harbour; they won’t even give us a (Highway 103) sign.”

“Maybe the government doesn’t want to know we are there,” Zinck added.

Inside the Shag Harbour Incident Society Museum. (Credit: Shag Harbour Incident Society)

Inside the Shag Harbour Incident Society Museum. (Credit: Shag Harbour Incident Society)

Their hearts were further broken when they were denied the grant.

“We were really counting on the grant…we were excited,” Zinck said.  “It does throw a wrench in our preparations. We had big plans to take it to the next level.”

However, in a press release OpenMinds.tv received this morning, Zinck writes: “We are back on track to make this the most epic Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival ever. It’s going to be outta this world!”

Zinck says that a civilian, who is involved with the study of UFOs and “related phenomenon,” read about the lack of funding and, as Zinck puts it, “to our complete shock, offered a significant donation.”

Gazebo and sign outside of the Shag Harbour UFO Incident museum. (Credit: DiscoverShelburneCounty.com)

Gazebo and sign outside of the Shag Harbour UFO Incident museum. (Credit: DiscoverShelburneCounty.com)

Zinck says the donor wished to remain anonymous, but did provide a public statement.

Although there is much I can’t reveal, without any hesitation I can say the Canadian Government (and the International Community it answers to) appears to be concealing what happened in and around the waters of Shag Harbour, Canada on Oct 4th, 1967. People with the connections, notoriety, and finances are working hard to challenge how we view the world around us. Shag Harbour is one of the smoking guns that will be used to achieve this.

Mysterious, to say the least.

The weeklong festival will be held September 29 to October 1 later this year. There will also be an event on October 4, marking the actual anniversary of the event.

You can find out more about the festival at www.ShagHarbourIncident.com.

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British bus driver videotapes triangle UFO

A British witness at Exmouth reported watching and videotaping three lights forming a triangle pattern slowly crossing the sky, according to testimony in Case 832412 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness is a bus driver and was outside on a break at 9:41 p.m. on April 17, 2017, when the incident occurred.

“I was taking to my best man about my upcoming wedding on the phone,” the witness stated.“I would normally be in our restroom, but since the clock in the restroom was fast (about 7 minutes fast) I had gone out early to wait while still chatting to my friend. While I was talking, I was just kind of walking about near the leisure center, where my bus stops, when I looked randomly over in the direction of the river, which is when I saw the three lights in a triangle pattern rotating on its axis and wobbling slightly.”

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness instantly felt that the object was not normal.

“I have been interested in the subject of UFOs since I was about 10. I told my mate I’d ring him back and started filming the lights with my phone. Due to the street lights my camera was having a hard time focusing on the formation, so I moved closer to the river to get a better view – in some haste since I still had to drive a bus which was going to be there at any moment.”

The witness then shot a 2-min, 40-second video. The witness then took 7 photos and another 41 seconds of video.

“It’s at this point I really had to go back to the bus stop to get my bus. As I walked over,four people got out of a car in the car park and I pointed out the lights to them – to which they showed a bit of interest, but not much.”

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The bus arrived at 10:02 p.m.

“I showed the lights to my co-worker who tried to think of any reason they might be something other than a UFO – drone, laser pointers, etc. He went to cash-in and finish and I had to drive as I was now 7 minutes late. I drove to the turn-around point and back in about 8 mins and the lights were gone by the time I got back down to town – and could not see them on the way down as I had a good view over the area due to the road I was driving.”

Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort in East Devon, England, population 34, 432. British MUFON Field Investigator Karl Webb is investigating. 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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Lee Speigel – Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life – May 15, 2017

Lee-Speigel-hsOpen Minds UFO Radio: Writer, reporter, and paranormal expert Lee Speigel is the former host of NBC Radio’s “The Edge of Reality.” He produced and hosted nearly 1,500 programs on unexplained phenomena over an eight-year period at NBC Radio, and previously worked at Westwood One Radio and ABCNews.com. He is the only person in history to produce, in 1978, a major presentation at the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. He is now a writer and editor at HuffPost.

In this episode, we explore the mysteries of space and the potential for extraterrestrial life. Lee has written several stories lately on these topics, so we review these stories and the possibility that we are on the cusp of the scientific discovery of life not of this earth.

For more about Lee, visit his page on HuffPost.

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Man’s Best UFO Witness?

We all know that dogs are man’s best friends, but could they also be our best UFO witnesses? With their vastly superior sense of hearing, smell, and ability to see in low light, perhaps every field investigator and researcher should consider getting a canine companion!

Over the years of collecting accounts of UFO activity from the tri-state region of the Hudson Valley of New York, northern New Jersey, and western Connecticut, I have heard numerous eyewitness accounts of how dogs alerted their owners or neighbors to a UFO. Generally, the dogs’ reactions are those of fear, accompanied by barking or howling. Such cases are frequent enough that NICAP has a separate classification (Category 4) for “Animal Effect Cases,” and MUFON had a Special Publication in 2005 entitled “Animal Reactions to UFOs.”

This painting is called the “Madonna and Child with the Infant St John.” It is a nativity scene estimated to be perhaps as old as the sixteenth century in which it appears a man and his dog are looking at a UFO in the background. (Credit: Blastr)

This painting is called the “Madonna and Child with the Infant St John.” It is a nativity scene estimated to be perhaps as old as the sixteenth century in which it appears a man and his dog are looking at a UFO in the background. (Credit: Blastr)

One of my favorite NICAP case involves “Thunder,” the 175-pound Great Dane who “went crazy” barking by the sliding doors toward the woods of his Sandy Hook, CT home at 8:30 pm on the night of March 31, 1983. After several minutes of incessant barking, his owner went to see what was causing Thunder so much distress. There was a massive V-shaped craft which remained hovering in the sky for 20 minutes. Thunder “appeared fearful and barked” the entire time, and the next day he refused to go outside. Anything that would provoke such fright in a 175-pound dog would certainly be enough to make me think twice about going outside!

I recently interviewed a woman from Cresskill, New Jersey who had a German Shepherd named Hans, who had a similar reaction back in 1968. Hans was just two years old; strong, and very protective of his owner. While walking Hans near a schoolyard, the woman and her friend spotted a dumbbell-shaped craft hovering silently over the school field. They were mesmerized by the sight, but their “trance was broken” by Hans, who was “cowering, trying to dig a hole in the dirt on the side of Rose Street (which was unpaved at that time) and whimpering.” This fearful reaction by the usually fearless dog caused them all to run for home.

Book cover to Linda Zimmerman's Hudson Valley UFOs.

Book cover to Linda Zimmerman’s Hudson Valley UFOs.

Another dramatic case involved a golden retriever in Putnam Valley, NY in the fall of 1984. The witness, “Joe,” told me that one night his dog began to whine, so Joe assumed he wanted to go out. However, when he opened the back door, the dog began to tremble and whine even more. Joe finally got the dog outside, where he promptly curled up into a tight ball and whined in terror. It was then that Joe noticed the entire sky above him was blacked out.

A massive black triangle, “the size of two football fields,” was hovering no more than 250 feet above him. Yelling for his wife, she came out and was also stunned and frightened by what she saw. The craft “just sat there” over them for at least five minutes. A week later, strange figures began appearing by Joe’s bed at night, he developed uncontrollable nose bleeds, and this activity continued until the following summer when he finally decided to move out of his house. Perhaps Joe should have paid more attention to his dog!

Another case I just covered in my new book “More Hudson Valley UFOs” involved four witnesses on a hot, summer night in 1988. The four friends were by Lake DeForest in Congers, NY—a location I have written about on several occasions, and where I had my own intense experience. The dogs in the neighborhood “began howling crazily” and then an odd “snake-like” UFO appeared in the sky with alternating red and green lights composing the “body,” with a bright, white beacon at the “head.”

Throughout the sighting, the “Dogs were barking and howling and making a total racket,” one witness told me. Another witness described the incredible sounds as “The dogs of Rockland (County) going out of their skulls.” As dogs are capable of hearing at distances four times greater than humans, and can hear at much higher frequencies, can we conclude that these craft—which are often silent to us—are emitting sounds that are alerting our dogs to their presence long before they come into our view? Should investigators consider utilizing sound detectors in the roughly 20,000 to 60,000Hz range to replicate the superior capabilities that dogs have over us?

There were other cases of dog reactions with which I have dealt that may bear this sound theory out. During a cold winter’s night in 1985 in the town of Wallkill, NY, a man told me his dog “was barking frantically outside.” He tried several times to quiet the dog, to no avail. Then a 40-foot diameter sphere of multi-colored lights appeared over a field across the street. This bizarre craft, which looked like a “massive ball of Christmas lights” began rotating and moving, almost as if it was rolling down the field, only it definitely remained above the ground. After this craft “shot straight up into the air” and was gone, an enormous triangular craft passed directly over his house. How did the dog know these craft were in the area before they could be seen, and why was he so frightened by them?

Dog looking at UFO. (Credit: Bill Moyers/Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/voter-id-laws-charts-maps)

Dog looking at UFO. (Credit: Bill Moyers/Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/voter-id-laws-charts-maps)

More recently, on January 4, 2013, a man in Pine Bush, NY, who works in law enforcement, couldn’t get his dogs to stop barking out in the yard. As he was trying to calm them down, he realized “There was something huge in the sky that blocked out all the stars.” The object was an incredibly large, silent rectangle at an altitude of about 200-250 feet. There were several white lights along the edges, one in the center, and one red light, as well.

Finally, there is the remarkable case from Monroe, NY in 1982. A woman, Donna, was in bed with her husband when her two Samoyed dogs “started going crazy” as if there were intruders in the house. Donna tried to wake up her husband, but he somehow remained in a deep sleep despite all the barking.

“Then there were these bright lights shining in the bedroom window, as if a Mack truck had just pulled up.” The next thing Donna knew was that it was morning. Her skeptical husband didn’t believe a word of what she told him about the dogs and the lights, and her being unable to awaken him—until he went outside to look for any signs that something had been there.

Running back in the house, white as a sheet, he told Donna that the huge pile of sand that was in the driveway (which was going to be used for a construction project) was completely gone. All that was left was a few concentric circles of sand which had been compressed and fused into the blacktop! Fortunately, they had the presence of mind to take photographs, so we can estimate the size of the outermost circle, which was about 12 feet in diameter. And while the original circles have been paved over, Donna told me that I would be welcome to uncover and study them, if I can find the appropriate scientific team to do it.

So what are we to learn from “man’s best friends” and their reactions to UFOs? They are able to sense a lot more than we are, and can sense whatever it is at greater distances and long before our eyes and ears can pick it up. Researchers and investigators should always include questions about witnesses’ pets, as well as inquire about the reactions of birds, livestock, wild animals such as deer, and insects.

There is more to UFO phenomena than we can probably imagine, but with the help of the faithful family dog, perhaps we can gain a little more insight and knowledge into the nature of the phenomena. And if your big, strong dog is terrified to go outside, maybe you should stay in the house, too!

From the editor: Author and occasional OpenMinds.tv contributor Linda Zimmerman was inspired to submit this entry after a recent story about a deer watching a UFO. For more about Linda, visit her website at: www.gotozim.com.

Header image is the logo of the UFO World Cup Frisbee Dog Series.

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Susan J. Palmer – New UFO Religions – April 24, 2017

Palmer-hsOpen Minds UFO Radio: Susan Jean Palmer is a sociologist of religion who lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is an Affiliate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and a Research Fellow and Member of the Religious Studies Faculty at McGill University. Her research in the field of new religions has been funded by Canada’s Social Science and the Humanities Research Council. She is the author of Aliens Adored: Rael’s UFO Religion (Rutgers 2004), a sociological analysis and ethnographic study of the largest UFO “cult” in the world. She also wrote The Nuawaubian Nation (Ashgate 2011), a study of a Black Nationalist sect whose leader claims to be an extraterrestrial. She has written 11 books in total and is very interested in prophet-founders of UFO religions.

In this interview, we discuss Susan’s aforementioned books, and other UFO religions around the world. We also discuss their importance and influence on society and mainstream religions.

You can see purchase Susan’s books on Amazon.com.

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Indiana witness illustrates UFO moving overhead

An Indiana witness at Anderson recalled a UFO event from 2015 where the object was “as big as a football field” and just 300 feet overhead, according to testimony in Case 82148 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness said the object was as large as a football field moving overhead. Pictured: Downtown Anderson, IN. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The witness said the object was as large as a football field moving overhead. Pictured: Downtown Anderson, IN. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The witness was walking home after a third shift in November 2015 when the incident occurred.

“No cars were out,” the witness stated.“Just me walking down the middle of a major road.”

The witness saw the UFO out of the corner of his eye.

“I turned to the right and saw the huge, stretched, diamond-shaped spaceship. It had orange lights on all sides of it. It was just floating in a straight line heading east. No noise, no fumes. It was massive. Floating 200 feet above me.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The object quickly moved away.

“It slowly flew east and I watched it until it disappeared. Breathtaking moment. Unbelievable.”

The witness provided three illustrations of the event with the report, which was filed on February 17, 2017.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, population 56,129. MUFON Indiana Field Investigator Timothy D. Wagner investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

“This object is not a natural phenomenon,” Wagner stated in his report. “It is possibly man-made. Could be a military secret craft. This can’t be ruled out. The object most likely is not a blimp because if it was 200 to 300 feet above witness, he should have heard the blimp motors. No sound pretty much rules out any conventional aircraft as we know it. Too big to be a hobbyist’s drone. With this limited information, would recommend a disposition of Unknown – UAV.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

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