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 July 1 and July 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in only two reports from within our state during that time.
Interestingly, both of those reports originated out of the Gadsden area, in Etowah County, in northeastern Alabama.
The first incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sat., July 1, in Gadsden. The witness in this case said that his small dog woke him up a little after four a.m., and he took the female puppy outside. While standing there with the dog, the man noticed two bright, white, flashing lights in the tree line.
At first, the man thought the lights were airplane lights, but he changed his mind when one of the lights descended much lower than the light in the tree line. The man said the light descended “very quickly,” and he noted that both flashed every few seconds.
“Needless to say, I didn’t stick around too long,” the witness said. “I quickly went back inside.”
The second incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Wed., July 12, in Gadsden. The witness in this case was standing on his front porch smoking when he looked up in the sky and saw a plane. He then saw what he described as a “big triangle with bright white lights on each point with one red blinking light” in the center.
This strange triangle-shaped object flew over the witness, headed east. The witness said that he thought this was just some sort of unusual plane, but when he tried to determine what type of plane it was, the only results he found led him to information about UFOs. This prompted him to report it to MUFON.
While we’re on the subject of UFOs and unusual objects in the sky, it’s worth noting that the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years will unfold on this coming Monday, Aug. 21. This eclipse will be visible across all of North America, weather permitting, and anyone within a 70-mile wide path stretching through 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse.
In Alabama, the eclipse will be partial and will last two to three hours. According to NASA, the partial eclipse will begin in Evergreen at 12:02 p.m. on Monday with the maximum eclipse to take place at 1:34 p.m. The partial eclipse will then end at 3:01 p.m. For some this will be a once in a lifetime event, and I hope that the weather cooperates so that we’ll get the full effect.
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 has 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.