|Fort Rucker, near Daleville, Ala.|
It’s the third 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 June 1 and June 30 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in three reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred on Wed., June 8, around 9 p.m. in Davenport, which is in Lowndes County. The witness in this case was fishing alone in a lake on family property when he saw a “bright, round object” low on the western horizon. The object was “silver white” in color, and the witness watched as it disappeared and reappeared three times in the western sky in a matter of seconds.
The next night, the witness and a friend were fishing in the same area around 9 p.m. when the initial witness saw a round object identical to the one he saw the night before. The object appeared then disappeared “very fast” twice in a 20-minute span. “I screamed at my friend to look both times, but he didn’t see it,” the witness said.
Later, around 9:45 p.m., the light reappeared, and then another identical light appeared to its right. A few seconds later, the first light disappeared, but reappeared a split second later. However, when they reappeared, the lights were dark orange in color and were rectangular in shape. Three more lights appeared, and then the witness “could actually see a shape of a disc-shaped object.”
The witnesses continued to watch as two reddish-orange orbs sped off to the north, one moving in a straight line as the other seemed to circle the other. The lights then “spiraled each other” and disappeared. All of this took place in under two minutes, the witness said. The witness returned to the same spot the following night, but saw nothing out of the ordinary.
The second incident occurred on Fri., June 10, around midnight in Daleville, which is in Dale County, in the southeast corner of Alabama. The witness in this case provided few details other than to say that he saw a “clear light” traveling across the sky over Fort Rucker. The witness said that what he saw was “hard to explain,” but noted that it was observed by at least two other witnesses.
“It looked like it was gliding faster than a jet, with no sound,” the witness said. “It was no jet (and it) kind of gave me a bad feeling like something very bad is going to happen very soon.”
The third incident occurred on Fri., June 17, around 11:45 p.m. in Gadsden, which is in Etowah County, in northeast Alabama. The witness in this case went out onto his back deck to smoke a cigarette, looked up and saw a “blue blur” out of the corner of his eye. At first, he thought a transformer box had blown up, but there was no sound.
He rubbed his eyes, thinking that he was seeing things, but quickly changed his mind when he saw blue and red lights rising up from the trees. The witness thought he was seeing a plane crash, but instead he watched as “it” kept traveling toward him.
“I couldn't actually see a craft, only the lights, but the lights were large, maybe larger than a basketball,” the witness said. “And there was no point of light, such as an element, but more like a glass ball filled with glowing gas. I was excited and scared and called for my kids to come look, but by the time they got to me, it had gone.”
The witness then got his keys, hopped in his car and began driving around, looking for the strange object in the sky, but was unable to spot it.
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.