It’s the third week 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 Feb. 1 and Feb. 28 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in three reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred around 3 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 8, near Hoover, which is partially in Jefferson County and Shelby County. The witness in the case and a couple of friends were camping in a big field on the outskirts of Hoover. They arrived around 9 p.m., set up their camp and went for a walk.
When they returned to the camp, they began hearing “suspicious noises” coming from the nearby woods. Fearing coyotes, the group broke camp and moved to a more brightly lighted area adjacent to a parking lot nearby. The campers fell asleep sometime between midnight and 1 a.m., but the witness woke up suddenly around 3 a.m. and was surprised to see a “black, triangle-shaped craft fly directly overhead with no sound emitted at all.”
Like a plane, the UFO flew in a straight line, traveling southeast over the parking lot. Despite the fact that it appeared to be flying very low, the craft flew silently.
“I definitely would have been able to hear it if it were a normal aircraft,” the witness said.
The witness described the craft as black and shaped like a triangle or chevron, somewhat similar to the shape of a B2 bomber.
“It was very hard to make out though, so I can’t really describe an exact shape,” the witness said. “I probably wouldn’t even have noticed it if not for the lights, three of them, if memory serves, one on each wingtip and one on the nose.”
The witness woke up his friends and tried to point the object out to them, but before they could see the UFO, it flew behind some trees and out of sight.
The second incident occurred around 4 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 9, in Centre, which is in Cherokee County. The witness in this case discovered a “rectangular, box-like” UFO in a photograph he took of the sun setting. The witness wasn’t intentionally trying to photograph the UFO, but discovered it later while zooming in on the sun in the distances. The witness was standing in his driveway when he took the picture.
The third incident also occurred in Centre, three days later on Thurs., Feb. 12, around 3 p.m. From reading the report, it sounds like the incident involved the same witness in the Feb. 9 case. According to the report, the witness in this case was standing in his driveway and took a picture of the sun with his tablet.
Later, while looking at the picture, he zoomed in and discovered an “orb” below the sun. The orb “appears to be in the same spot in the sky as a UFO that has repeatedly shown up at night,” the witness said in his report.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 578-1492.