From the Mufon Files
MUFON CASE FILE: US0000-1985-0007
Missile Base Encounter
Los Angeles, CA -1985
Two teenagers sneak out after curfew late one night. Freshly equipped with a driver’s license, the pair of 16-year-old witnesses decide to travel to a decommissioned missile site, and trespass into the property to explore it.
During exploration, one of the teens notices blue lights in the sky. The boys were frightened as they believed initially that it was a police helicopter and they had been caught in action. Both individuals were confused as there was no sound accompanying this light. Complete silence.
The blue light descended quickly towards the witnesses and through the extremely bright light the teens were able to view a large UFO. As the light shined down they noticed that then entire missile base was lit up as if it was daylight.
As the silent UFO hovered cloaking the area with immense light, the boys then realized they had become paralyzed and not just from fear. The teens were helpless, they couldn’t move, or scream for help. One of the witnesses stated that they actually feared death.
After a short time, roughly 60 seconds, the light on the craft dimmed and the teens became mobile again. The UFO quickly and silently ascended into the sky, leaving two very confused teenagers.
MUFON CASE FILES: US0000-1970-0007
Suburban UFO Encounter
Undisclosed Town - 1970
One afternoon, a mother notices her young son hastily making his way up the driveway on his bicycle. Noticing the stress her son appears to be under, she walks out into the driveway to meet him. The boy jumps off of his bicycle and crumbles into his mother’s arms hysterical.
The boy tells the mother he just witnessed a UFO hovering over the neighborhood. Not taking her son’s words seriously, she tries to console him explaining that it most likely was an aircraft of some sort. The son begs his mother to come with him, to see the object.
The mother turns around and appearing directly over her home in close range was a large disc-shaped object. According to the mother’s testimony, she stated it hovered right over the roof and was very shiny and metallic in color. She could not see any hatches or doors, not even a single seam on the object anywhere. Accompanied with complete silence.
Fearful, the mother and her son stare at the object frozen for roughly five minutes and the object doesn’t move. When the mother takes a step forward, the object launches itself into the sky. The mother stated that it was “instantaneously gone” without a trace.
Disturbed about what she had just witnessed, the mother telephones the news station and asks if there have been any other reports of this strange object in the neighborhood and they told her there had been several.
That evening the mother turns on the news and not a mention of any of the strange encounters airs. She remained silent until 1990, when she reported the incident to MUFON.
MUFON CASE FILE: US0000-1962-0001
Rabbit Hunters UFO Encounter
Elk Creek, SD 1962
A 64-year-old widow explains to a MUFON Field Investigator that 30 years before, her family went on a rabbit hunting expedition. She had just purchased a new Polaroid camera and was excited to use it during the outing to obtain a few nature photos.
As the family made their way through the wooded area, a piercing mechanical shriek came from the sky above them. Alarmed they listened and heard the shriek drop to a steady rumble. The sound becomes elevated and the family felt like it was closing in around them. None of them could distinguish the origin of the sounds.
The witness stated that she then turned around and viewed a metallic flying saucer-like object hovering in very close proximity.
She slowly raised her camera and started to snap photos, as she did this the UFO began to move and slowly hovered around the family in a counter clockwise motion.
During her testimony the witness stated as she snapped the photos the object began to emit loud sounds that she referred to sounding like “an old furnace clanking and banging” leaving a dark cloud of smoke throughout the woods. Then the UFO flew off in a straight line.
Could it have been man made from another world?
CASE FILE: US0000-1975-0002
Close Encounter of the Second Kind
Grinnell, Iowa, 1975
Due to the heat and humidity of a hot summer night and the lack of air conditioning, the witness decided to sleep outside on the porch on his small farm in Grinnell, Iowa. An overpowering burning chemical odor awoke the farmer in the early morning hours.
Concerned about his farm, he stepped off the porch, walking in the direction of his barn. The witness began to hear a deep buzzing sound throughout the area. As he picked up his pace, he stated he could feel the ground began to rumble. The farmer followed sound to his barn and 80 feet off ground above the building he viewed a giant ball of light.
As his eyes adjust to the bright light, he realizes that the ball of light is actually a large rectangular craft. The witness stated that he took one step forward and realized that the UFO had moved back the exact distance of his step. Realizing this, he takes a step backwards and the UFO moved back into its original position.
As he watches, the craft launches several small burning projectiles in every direction. The witness explained that these small glowing spheres, seemed to hang in the air. As they slowly drifted towards the ground they would dissipate before impact. Shortly after this, the UFO went completely dark and with the sound of a loud click shot straight up into the sky and disappeared.
MUFON CASE FILE: 62004, CE2, CAT 3
Close encounter of the second kind
Long Island, New York, 1977
Investigators: Joseph Flammer & Nicholas Voulgaris
Case Disposition: Information Only
This was August, summer of 1977. It was about 9 o’clock. It was not totally dark. Where we lived on Long Island was close to the flight path of JFK, so we were used to seeing planes fly high overhead our house.
We lived in a somewhat rural area, on two acres of land, surrounded by trees, with neighbors on either side. It was after dinner, and I went outside with my older brother, who was 20 and going to college at Dartmouth, his girlfriend, my younger sister who was 16, and our cousin, who was 14 or 15.
It was a beautiful night and my sister Tina was the first to notice three odd lights in the sky beyond our back fence. These lights were in a triangle formation, they were low in the sky, and brighter than the stars in the sky. And they seemed to be coming right towards us. We didn't think they were planes, since they were so low, so at first we thought they might be helicopters. They were moving side to side in unison, and we couldn’t hear any noise.
At this point we just stood there and watched these lights, trying to figure out what they were. Then, somehow, two of the lights just blinked out, but one of them kept approaching us, moving slow and steady. As it got closer, the light was getting brighter and bigger and it started to appear like an object.
This is when we first thought that we might be seeing a flying saucer. Because it didn’t have any wings, it was completely silent, and it was moving very slowly and deliberately.
Soon, we all became convinced that we were being approached by a classic saucer-shaped UFO. We were scared and mesmerized at the same time. At this point, my brother told us that he wanted to run to the house to get his glasses so he could see it better. And he ran back to the house and left the four of us there in the backyard.
In the minute and a half that he was gone, this craft came right over our neighbor’s yard, slowly and silently, and then stopped right next to us at tree top level over our neighbor’s back yard. The disc was about 60 feet in diameter, probably about 100 feet over the ground, and approximately 150 feet away from us. It was a classic silver saucer shape. The surface looked metallic silver, almost like brushed metal, and it had a dome on the bottom, and it had a light right in the center of this dome, I think it might have been blue. There were red, green and blue lights moving around the perimeter of the saucer in a pattern. I didn’t see any windows or openings. I couldn’t see the top of the UFO because it was almost directly above us.
It sat there above us completely still, silent and not moving. At this point, we were all scared and paralyzed with fear. We were all holding each other as tightly as we could, and I remember trying not to breathe or make noise, because I was afraid that the UFO might notice us and focus its attention on us. I didn’t know what might happen, but I was definitely afraid of being taken away.
Then all of a sudden, out of the bottom center of the UFO, a bright white cone of light appeared and hit our neighbor’s yard. It was so bright that I couldn’t see anything past the light, and the grass it was illuminating appeared to be white. Now I was physically shaking and afraid that the light was going to sweep towards us, but I had no idea what might happen.
Then all of a sudden, the white light beneath the UFO went out and in almost an instant, the UFO banked and zipped over our neighbor’s roof until it was a pinpoint in the sky, literally in just a split second. As it left, it was the only time the UFO made any noise, as a heard a very faint, high pitched whirring noise, similar to the noise that an old fashioned top made when you pulled the string hard to get it spinning.
After the UFO left, we all ran screaming towards the house, and met up with my brother who was running back outside. He asked us where the UFO was, and we were jumping up and down and talking all at once, describing what we had just witnessed. We then ran inside the house to tell my parents and some friends they had over. But when we told them we saw a UFO, they all laughed at us and dismissed it as if we had just told them funny joke. At that moment, something inside me hardened, and I think I instantly realized that no one would ever believe what I had just seen.
What’s even stranger, is that after that night I never discussed the UFO with my brother, sister or cousin for about 30 years. I didn’t tell anyone about it until I told a girlfriend four years later. For the next 30 years I only told five or six of my closest friends about the encounter. But I made sure that they knew me very well, and I usually prefaced my story by saying, “Promise me you won’t judge me and differently after I tell you this story.” About seven years ago, I got up the nerve to ask my sister if she remembered seeing the UFO. I was relieved when said yes, and I asked her to describe it to me. She remembered the same details that I did. Next I called my brother to ask him what he remembered, but he reminded me that he missed the close encounter because he was in the house getting his glasses. I then called my cousin, but he just remembered that something incredible had happened, but he didn’t remember seeing the UFO, although he did remember something that had to do with a bright light. Last, I asked my brother to locate his old girlfriend and find her. He hadn’t spoken to her in over 30 years, but he did email her, and she responded that she also remembered something strange happened that night, but she didn’t remember seeing the UFO either, but distinctly remembered seeing a bright white light that night.
I was a little disappointed that only my sister and I vividly remembered all the details of that evening, but my cousin’s and my brother's girlfriend's recollections convinced me that we had all witnessed something unusual that night. And since then, I have heard that it’s not unusual for some UFO witnesses to not be able to recall all the details of their encounter.
MUFON CASE FILE: US0000-1945-0002
Close Encounter of the Third Kind
Saint James, Missouri-1945
It was a usual Sunday morning on the family farm, two teenage brothers sat at the kitchen table reading the comics. Out the window the older brother views something and runs outside to get a closer view, followed by his younger brother.
Stopping short in front of the garage the boys view a small hovering saucer-like object. Floating just above the garage the boys examine this object and state that it “swayed like it was very light weight” and a dome could be viewed on top of the object.
Inside the dome the two young boys could view an individual piloting the object. What scared the boys was the pilot appeared to be human. They could clearly see this individual had blond hair, a military style haircut and was wearing a jumpsuit. No patches or insignias could be viewed on his clothing.
The two boys watched as the individual inside was preoccupied with the control panel area. When the pilot realizes he was being watched by the boys he reacted in a startled fashion and takes off out of the area. Gone in an instant.
Human pilot? Could this have been a time traveler from a different time, or something else?
MUFON CASE FILE: 36122, CE3, CAT 3
Close encounter of the third kinds
Fort Worth, TX 2007
Investigators: Gary A. Neitzel & John Richey
Case Disposition: Unknown
On the night of the new moon in July of 2007, I was on duty at the ATX truck yard it was after midnight and my shift was over. We had just began to change over and something appeared over the northern horizon. It appeared to look like the moon but coming from the north. I ignored it then realized that is not where the moon comes up from. It was kind of glowing as it rose up on the horizon like the moon would, but very slowly and it had a kind of red orange glow to it.
I watched it for a while and decided to ignore it and began my long trip home, heading east on I-20 from west FT Worth. As I pulled out to I-20 I got a full view of the craft from the back.
It was saucer-shaped, about two stories high with a wide metal band in the middle and five rows of colored flashing lights blinking and shifting. The lights would pulsate and change colors. The rows of lights would shift directions, blink and the change the pattern again.
The road was always almost empty so I slowed down to observe the object. It floated on what looked like black fumes and made no noise. As I got closer I could hear the chinook helicopters! I thought OK this must be a collage hoax, so I sped up to observe from the side of the craft then the top of the craft began to rotate. I thought wow, what great trick but I didn't see the choppers I could only hear them in the distance.
It rotated about 30 degrees and stopped. The whole time I was driving slowly observing the craft. It stayed on the north side of I-20 flying in a nap of the Earth fission.
All of a sudden a blue beam of light, laser-like, came through my car. It was a pinpoint and came through the car straight through but didn't damage anything. The beam centered in my car then rotated over to me then flattened out from a pinpoint to a flat wide beam. The beam centered on me then began to go up and down my body. I felt no heat and heard no noise! It made an up and down pass then went back to a point then blinked out.
I was just befuddled about this so I sped up faster to pass up the vehicle and as I watched it I could observe an observation deck which was wide open I could see six occupants, four grays and two really tall different types. They were tall with white-silver hair and they were observing the road ahead and holding hands with the grays like parents comforting children.
After I saw this I slowed down even more. The craft kept moving up and down and alternating with the elevation of the land and I could still hear the choppers in the distance. I observed the craft as we came to a populated area so I stayed parallel with it as long as I could.
I observed the craft move over a lighted football field and so I thought, okay it is a hoax! The craft was larger in diameter than a football field! The craft then crossed the highway and proceeded in a south/southeast direction, then as more traffic became visible the craft moved in an unimaginable speed leaving streaks of light as it left.