It’s the third week of the month, so this week I’m giving you an update on UFO reports in Alabama from the past month, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network.
A search for UFO reports in Alabama between July 1 and July 31 on MUFON’s website, www.mufon.com, resulted in eight reports from within our state. Here are two of the most unusual.
One person reported that on July 18 around 10:30 a.m., while driving on Route 287 near Woodbridge, they approached an accident that had traffic stopped on the highway. The weather was clear and when the motorist looked ahead, he saw what he thought was a helicopter over the accident scene.
“It appeared dark and hovering at first, but as I came closer, I saw it start to tumble in place which really got my attention. As I came closer I could see the object was many oval shaped things close together, reflective, orange, bronze, metallic-looking.”
The witness said that it looked like “those reflective party balloons all strung together, but they stayed equally separated and would rotate and tumble in place for about 30 seconds at a clip. This was about 500 feet over the highway at the Route 1 south exit.”
The object was about 10-feet wide, he said.
This person eventually used a video camera to track the object as it floated toward Woodbridge. As such things go, the witness realized later that he “never hit the record button on cam.”
In another report, a man reported that on July 25, his wife and son were in their backyard pool when the boy looked up and said, “What’s that?” His mother looked up and saw a “white capsule-shaped (cigar-shaped) object in the southeastern sky.”
The object had no wings and flew at a “steady pace until it passed beyond our house and out of view. There was no noise as it flew. A few minutes later she heard jets flying but could not determine where they were.
“Fifteen minutes later, I came out to the pool and my wife told me about what she saw, so I kept a steady eye out in the section of sky that she had found it. Ten minutes later, I spied another white object without wings in the same section of sky and watched it until it was completely out of view to the south. I noted what appeared to be an exhaust trail before it disappeared, but my eyes could have been playing tricks on me, having been staring into the sky for so long.
“Fifteen minutes later, we got out of the pool and were on our deck when I saw the white capsule object again but, directly below it, there appeared to be a separate black boomerang shaped craft, almost reminiscent of a flying wing in shape. We lost track of the white object as we focused all of our attention on the black wing.
“It headed north and was making a quick turn to the left and then almost made a figure eight-type movement until it was beyond our view. It appeared to be traveling at high speeds much faster than the white capsule. A moment later we saw what appeared to be a plane or jet coming out of the eastern sky heading toward the west. We were unsure if it was a jet that was scrambled to intercept or if it was just a coincidence.”
The report did not include any information about the exact location of this reported incident other than to say that it occurred somewhere in Alabama.