|Example of classic boomerang-shaped UFO.|
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 Aug. 1 and Aug. 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in two reports from within our state during that time, including a report from just up Interstate Highway 65 in Greenville.
The incident in Greenville occurred on Tues., Aug. 30, around 1:40 a.m., but unfortunately the person making the report provided few details about what happened that night. According to the report, witnesses watched as a wide boomerang-shaped object traveled across the sky. This mysterious object appeared in the western part of the sky, and witnesses watched as it traveled northeast before disappearing from view.
I think it’s worth pointing out that another UFO was reported near Greenville less than a year ago. Some of you may remember that a UFO was spotted near Greenville on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:40 p.m. The witness in that case was with her husband at a cabin in a remote location outside of Greenville. They were standing on the porch when a “very bright object” appeared high over the trees to the north.
This unusual object was miles away but very bright, the witness said. At first, they thought it might be a star, but then they noted that it “wobbled,” moving a short distance up and down and left and right in the sky. They then noticed that it appeared to have different colored lights that blinked and rotated around the object.
The couple watched the object for about 25 minutes, and, using binoculars, they noticed that the lights were green, red, yellow, white and orange. The witness noted that while she’s been a backyard stargazer for years, she’d never seen anything like this object before.
The only other reported UFO incident to have occurred in Alabama during the month of August took place on Wed., Aug. 17, around 10:45 p.m. in Grant, a small town in Marshall County, in northeast Alabama. According to the witness in this case, he was putting his dogs outside when he noticed three, bright, orange lights that formed the shape of a triangle in the sky.
“At first I thought it might be planets, but felt they were too low,” the witness said in his report. “They remained stationary, making a triangle, but at times they appeared to be blinking.”
The witness called his wife outside, and they both described feeling “nervous and curious.” The witness noted that they both said, at almost the same time, “Is it a UFO?” Later, the wife researched what they’d seen online and learned that someone in North Carolina had reported seeing the same thing.
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.