It’s the last Friday of the month, so this week I’m giving you an update on UFO reports in Alabama from the previous month, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network.
A search for UFO reports in Alabama between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in four reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 4, over the waters of Mobile Bay. The witness in this case was a woman sitting on her back deck in Fairhope who said she saw a reddish orange orb appear over the bay. She called her husband’s attention to the ball of light, and they watched as a second orb appeared beside the first.
A third orb appeared beside the first two, and they remained in the same spot for about two minutes before all three merged together. Shortly thereafter, the orb disappeared. The witness noted that she is an amateur astronomer, accustomed to watching the night sky, and it was her opinion that the orbs weren’t flares, aircraft or meteors.
The second incident took place on the night of Sat., Dec. 6, in Mobile. The witness in this case was a security guard who works 12-hour shifts and makes his rounds about every two hours. During his first round of the night, about 30 minutes into his shift, he spotted an object that he described as a “bright, white light” in the sky.
The object emitted no sound and didn’t have navigational lights like an aircraft. The object was also “hovering at a slower pace that airplanes fly,” the witness reported. The security guard attempted to use his cellphone to film the object, but as soon as he got in a good position beyond some nearby trees, the object vanished, the witness said.
The third incident took place around midnight on Fri., Dec. 12, near Gadsden in Etowah County. The witness in this case offered few details other than to say that he was driving home from work when he first saw what he described as a UFO. “When I first saw it, I was thinking that it was a plane, but it had no sound,” the witness reported.
The fourth incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 27, near Pell City in St. Clair County. The witness in this case was traveling on Interstate Highway 20 from Powder Springs, Ga. to New Orleans when he spotted something strange between Lincoln and Pell City. The witness said that he saw a “bright flash of silvery-white light” to the southwest about 15 miles away and close to the ground on the horizon.
Immediately after seeing this bright flash of light, “the entire night sky illuminated a bright, fluorescent blue” for three to four seconds, the witness said. This unusual light seemed to “have been projected from the ground up,” and it was “so bright that the night sky appeared as day.” After about four seconds, the light pulsed and disappeared as the night sky returned to black.
Even more strange, the witness reported hearing no sound during this event. Even stranger, the witness said he was using his cellphone to play music through his car radio and moments before the strange light appeared, his phone lost signal, which caused his radio to cut out. A few seconds after the event, the radio began playing again.
Before closing out this week, I just want to put it out there again that I would be very interested to hear from anyone who have witnessed a UFO, especially in Conecuh County. I think a lot of other people would be interested in hearing your story too, and I’m willing to accept your report anonymously. You can contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 578-1492.