It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so tonight 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 April 1 and April 30 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in four reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred around 4 a.m. on Tues., April 5, in Tuscaloosa. The witness in this case was smoking on a balcony when he spotted an unusual object that at first appeared to be a large aircraft that “lit up in the darkness, without making a sound.” This strange object then “instantly propelled itself into the distance, leaving behind a momentary trail of green and orange light,” the witness said.
The object also changed direction in an unusual fashion and moved “much more quickly than any shooting star.” The witness noted that the object appeared to be three to four times larger than any of the other stars in the sky.
The second incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Sat., April 9, in Madison, near Huntsville. The witness in this case was traveling north on Slaughter Road toward a gas station at the intersection of Farrow Road, when he observed a “purple, glowing orb” in the sky north of the gas station. The witness bought a tank of gas and while on the way home, he spotted the object again, this time in the northeast sky.
He continued to watch the object as it began to pulsate, grow brighter and turn pink before it descended out of sight below the treeline. The witness turned around and began to drive toward where the object was last seen, even entering some neighborhoods to determine where it may have landed. In the end, the witness was unable to find or see the object again.
The third incident occurred around midnight on Sat., April 16, in Sheffield, in Colbert County, in Northwest Alabama. The witness in this case was talking with his wife in their front yard when they looked up and saw seven red “spherical lights come over the top of some trees down the street.” The lights moved silently, and the witness said that at first he thought they were helicopters. Witnesses watched as the lights traveled northwest and vanished one at a time in the same part of the sky.
The fourth incident occurred around 9:35 p.m. on Tues., April 26, in Birmingham. The witness in this case was sitting on the front porch with his mom’s boyfriend and fiancé when they saw a light in the sky that appeared out of nowhere. Within a few seconds, the light flew over the house, which prompted the witness to run off the porch for a better look. He watched as the light “zipped in a zig-zag pattern” before disappearing from sight.
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.