|An example of a black rectangular UFO.|
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. 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 took place on Wed., April 4, around 9:20 p.m. in Fort Payne, which is in DeKalb County, in northeast Alabama. The witness in this case reported that she and her husband were driving home from his workplace when they saw in the sky, directly over and in front of their car, a black rectangular object with red, glowing bars of light on the short sides of the rectangular shape. A “blinking red light” also appeared to be following the rectangular object, she said.
“It was silently gliding across the sky, no noise at all,” the woman said. “We pulled over to get out and look, but being in the middle of downtown, it disappeared behind some buildings, as if it descended straight down.”
The woman noted that her husband’s cellphone stopped working after the incident and that afterwards she continuously woke from sleep throughout the night with nausea. The nausea continued during the next morning and throughout the earlier part of the day.
The second incident took place on Thurs., April 19, around midnight in Gadsden, which is in Etowah County, which borders DeKalb County. The witness in this case said he went outside on his back porch to have a cigarette and looked up at what he thought was the moon at first. He described seeing a bright white or pale yellow light in the sky.
“I then realized it was not the moon,” he said. “I saw about three orbs of the same brightness leave the larger light and go a short distance from the object and then return to it. I watched it for about eight minutes, then it slowly faded or went out. I couldn’t see it anymore.”
The witness went inside, “kind of excited” about what he’d seen, only to go out again and see a second orb or light.
“This one was reddish and a smaller cylinder shape with red tint in the ends. It hovered for about one and a half minutes and then moved slowly away. I couldn’t see it with my naked eyes anymore, but I could see it through the phone after it moved away northwest. It roughly appeared in the same spot and area as the first white, pale yellow light.
The third “incident” actually involves three separate incidents that took place between April 20 and April 29 near the city of Sumiton, which sits on the border between Jefferson and Walker counties. All three incidents took place at night between 9:02 p.m. and midnight. On one occasion, the witness said that he was standing on his porch taking pictures when he saw a “fast, black, odd-shaped” object in the sky. On another occasion, the witness saw three lights in a triangular formation. No other details were provided.
The fourth incident took place on Sat., April 21, at 3:01 p.m. in Huntsville, near the Alabama-Tennessee line. The witness in this case noticed a “light mist” in the sky and when he stopped at a stop sign, he took a picture of this unusual mist. The following Monday, the witness was going through his photos and noticed in the bottom-left-hand corner of one picture a “big orb with lights in the middle.”
The witness said that the object looked “really strange” and said that you could tell it was far away. Later, the witness showed the photos to associates at NASA, and they ran the photos through “infrared framing and intense black framing” to determine what it was. The results were inconclusive, but what ever the object was it was “putting out a lot of energy.”
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.