It’s the second Thursday 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 (MUFON). A search for UFO reports in Alabama between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in just two reports from within our state during that time, and as chance would have it, they both happened on the same day, just a few hours apart.
The first incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 16, in Florence, which is in Lauderdale County, in the extreme northwest corner of the state. The witness in this case said he was traveling across the Singing River Bridge in Florence around 4:30 p.m. when he spotted a gray, football-shaped object in the sky. The witness said he could see the other side of the river from his position on the bridge and that the object was hovering in the sky just over the tree line.
The witness estimated that the object was about the size of a small plane. He also noted that it appeared to swing side-to-side for a few moments before it dipped into the trees for about four seconds. The object then reappeared over the tree line and was visible for a few more seconds before it darted away to the southeast towards Wilson Dam. The witness said he couldn’t see the object once it disappeared around the hills by the dam.
The second incident also occurred on Tues., Feb. 16, about five hours later, around 9:45 p.m., in Eufaula, which is in Barbour County in Southeast Alabama, near the Alabama-Georgia state line. The witness in this case spotted in the sky what he thought was at first a pulsar or two flashing stars, so he grabbed his video camera and filmed the unusual object for an hour. He eventually stopped filming the object and went inside “once the object focused well enough to be observed,” he said.
However, when he reviewed the footage he found something unexpected. What he thought was a pulsar or two flashing stars turned out to be a “vision of a materon cube caught on tape,” the witness reported.
(I honestly had never heard of a materon cube before, so I googled it, and I was surprised to find that no results came up. In other words, there’s no such thing. I presumed that a “materon cube” was some sort of obscure geographical figure, sort of like a weird Rubik’s cube, but apparently I was wrong. Perhaps the witness meant something else and typed in “materon” by mistake.)
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.