Each month around this time, I usually give our loyal readers an update on unidentified flying object (UFO) reports from within the state of Alabama during the previous month. I find those reports by checking the searchable database on the Mutual UFO Network’s website at www.mufon.com. I’d say that there’s an average of four to five Alabama UFO reports filed each month through MUFON’s website. However, for the month of May, there was only one report filed in Alabama, and, to my surprise, it originated from right here in Conecuh County.
According to the unidentified person who filed this report, witnesses saw “something strange” in the sky in Lyeffion on the nights of Thurs., May 5, and Fri., May 6, around 9 p.m. The incident began on May 5 when neighbors called the person who filed the report to say that “there was something strange in the northern sky.” The witness then went outside and saw a “glowing, reddish orange object,” which to the naked eye appeared to be just a “strange light.”
The witness pulled out a set of binoculars and with those he could see that the light “had an oval or disc shape and emitted a soft glow.” The witness said that the object certainly wasn’t a blimp because of the way it “jigged” in the sky. A first, the witnesses wondered if the object might be a helicopter, but noted that it was “totally silent.”
The object also displayed flight characteristics that seemed impossible. “It would hover stationary, then move up, down, horizontally and diagonally at incredible speeds,” the witness said. “It was demonstrating movements as if a laser was being jigged in the sky.”
The witness noted that the sky was clear at the time and there was nothing but forest in the area.
The above report got me to thinking about the December UFO that was recently reported by a coon hunter from Castleberry. The witness in that case said that he saw a triangular-shaped object that glowed and moved silently through the sky. I reported that incident last month and heard from a number of readers who were interested in knowing more about it.
As it turns out, on May 19, a Conecuh County Sheriff’s deputy, who doesn’t live far from where the Castleberry UFO was spotted, told me that within a couple of weeks Christmas, he and other witnesses saw a “similar triangular object that very much” resembled the one describe by the coon hunter. Hearing this from such a credible source as one of our local law enforcement officers only adds more weight to the story.
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.