It’s the second Thursday of the month, so today I’m giving you an update on UFO reports in Alabama from the past month, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network.
A search for UFO reports in Alabama between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in four reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred on Wed., Aug. 9, around midnight in Leeds near Birmingham. The witness in this case was stargazing and saw what he thought was a satellite at first. The witness told his brother to check it out with his binoculars, and after a minute the brother saw something “flashing.”
The witness then looked through the binoculars and “couldn’t believe” what he was seeing – a triangular formation of “flashing and pulsating white and blue” lights, hovering just above the horizon. The witness continued to watch as the formation moved in a circle that covered a large part of the sky. Then, it moved in a straight line, dropped and came back to where it was first seen.
The witness’ daughter then asked where it was, and the man pointed a green laser pointer at the object, which “vanished” at that point. The witness noted that he stargazes often and had never seen anything like what he saw on this night.
The second incident occurred on Thurs., Aug. 10, around 3 a.m. in Birmingham. The witness in this case was smoking on his apartment’s patio and saw what he thought was a star that was “bigger and brighter than the others” just above the tree line. The light then moved below the trees, but the witness could still see part of it through the leaves.
The object appeared to flicker and displayed a variety of colors as it hovered in the same spot for some time. The witness continued to watch for a “very long time” as the object moved above the trees and then higher into the night sky. Later, the witness watched as a “red, teardrop-shaped craft” appeared from the right and was much closer to the witness than the first object.
The second object appeared dark in the center and was visible for only about five seconds. About five minutes later, the witness saw a star-shaped “flash in the sky” like the flash of a camera. The witness continued to watch the object on and off until 5:45 a.m. when it disappeared.
Later that same day, around 7:13 p.m., another UFO was reported in Hartford, a city in Geneva County. The witness in this case was sitting in his backyard, facing southwest, when he noticed a triangular-shaped craft that seemed to be following a passenger jet. The man called his wife outside, and they both watched the object, which looked white or “silver metallic.”
They then called their son, who lives six houses down the street, and he began watching the object as well. The son, using his cell phone, then called his parents’ attention to two more triangular-shaped objects in the sky, about four to five miles apart. The witness noted that none of these objects made any noise, had no markings, left no contrails and had no wings attached to them.
The fourth and final incident occurred on Tues., Aug. 25, around 9:40 p.m. near Hanceville, a city in Cullman County. In this case, a husband and wife couple were sitting on the porch and saw a “huge disc-like object with five red lights on it.” This object hovered for just a moment before it started moving across the sky.
The couple watched the object for four to five minutes until they couldn’t see it any more. Within 20 minutes of the object’s disappearance, they watched as seven jets flew in the same direction of the unusual object. The wife noted that the UFO emitted no sound and seemed to be flying at a slow speed.
Before closing out this week, I just want to put it out there again that I would be very interested to hear from any readers of The Courant who have witnessed a UFO in Conecuh County. I think a lot of other people would be interested in hearing your story too, and I’d be willing to accept your report on an anonymous basis if you’d be more comfortable with that arrangement. You can contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 578-1492.