|Photo from May 31 UFO report.|
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 May 1 and May 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in four reports from within our state during that time.
The first incident occurred on Sun., May 1, around midnight in Loxley, which is in Baldwin County. The witness in this case said he’d been outside sitting around a small fire, watching the sky, when he went inside his house for a few minutes. When he came back outside and started walking toward the fire, he noticed a bright, orange light coming over the treetops.
The light grew larger as it came closer until it was almost directly over the witness. It hovered above him for a few seconds before “shooting off to the south” and out of sight. The witness said that it appeared reddish-orange and circular and had three slightly brighter spots around its edges. The witness estimated that the object was about 200 feet off the ground when it was directly overhead.
The second incident took place on Mon., May 2, around 2 p.m. in Sumiton, a city that’s partially located in Jefferson and Walker counties. The witness in this case said he was outside and saw numerous objects that looked like stars in the sky. These objects were stationary for about 15 minutes and eventually disappeared, the witness said.
The third incident took place on Thurs., May 12, around 8 p.m. in Albertville, which is in Marshall County. The witness in this case said he’d just walked outside to sit on his front porch when a “star-like” object appeared out of nowhere. The man continued to watch as it went up, then turned and stopped before making a downward turn.
The witness then viewed the object with a pair of binoculars and he said the object gave off a variety of different colors. About 20 minutes later, another similar object appeared briefly before dipping below the trees and out of sight. The first object remained in place, but then a third object similar to the first appeared. They both eventually “just vanished,” the witness said.
The fourth incident took place on Thurs., May 31, around 10:30 p.m. in Tallassee, a city that’s located in Elmore and Tallapoosa counties. The witness in this case took a photo of the full moon with his cellphone and when he enlarged the photo, he made out what he believes to be a UFO. He said he “got chills” after looking at the unusual object in the photo.
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.