Cast Q and A: Michael Dennin
Cast Q and A: Michael Dennin
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Q: How did you get interested in UFOs?
A: I have always been interested in space and space exploration. The concept of life elsewhere in the universe is incredibly fascinating and the challenge of figuring out how to explore the vastness of the universe is one of the most appealing scientific challenges that we face as a species. This makes the question of what signatures a UFO that was actually a spaceship would have an interesting scientific problem. I have also always felt that the Universe would not be so strange as to be incredibly huge and only have life on one planet – in one small corner of reality. It seemed like such a waste of space!
Q: What case in history, interests you the most?
A: There isn’t really a specific case per se. But, I am fascinated by the concept of “alien technology”. A fundamental premise of our scientific exploration is the universality of physical laws. Because of this, I would not expect technology to vary that much. Though one finds new combinations and ways of using fundamental physics, the basic building blocks remain the same. So, I always find the claim of “unknown” materials and object as support of aliens a bit unsatisfying. I have yet to be shown something that is truly “unknown” in a way that would be evidence of “alien technology”, but what it would take for something to be truly alien is intriguing.
Q: As a Professor of Physics and Astronomy, what do you feel is the most important information the public should learn in regards to ufology?
A: There are two aspects to ufology that are most interesting from a scientific perspective. The first is the question of how scientists currently search for signals of extraterrestrial life. The advances that have been made in telescope technology and the techniques used to detect and study extra-solar planets are fascinating. The other aspect is the challenges from a scientific perspective of studying most claims of UFOs. The fact that these are all singular incidents make them a challenge from a strictly scientific perspective. Even for scientists interested in the question of UFOs, conducting scientific experiments fundamentally require repeatable experiments. This makes UFO studies more akin to detective investigations. There are scientific elements, but not a fully scientific process, as the original event can not be repeated, just studied.
Q: Known for being the voice of reason and having a healthy skeptical view of ufological evidence is there any aspect of ufology that most interests you?
A: I once heard a fascinating talk that focused on finding explanations for apparent UFO sightings. What I really liked about it was both the approach and the results. The idea was not to automatically deny the possibility of UFO being an alien visitation, but to take seriously the “unidentified” in UFO and ask what possible explanations exist for the image or video. In the process, though their goal was to find an example without an explanation, the person was always able to come up with at least one plausible explanation, and in the process presented a lot of really interesting science and technology. The reality is that there are unexplained observations all the time – and it is the exploration of the unexplained that moves science forward. The key issue is the how the exploration is carried out.
Q: You have two upcoming releases, Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith and God is the Ultimate Superhero. Could you tell us a little about each of your works?
A: Actually, I only have one upcoming release – Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith, which is tentatively due out in Oct. 2015 by Franciscan Media, is the final title of the book that had the working title of God is the Ultimate Superhero. In the book, I consider the intersection of Science and Religion and how science can actual enhance and support of view of reality that includes God. In much of my science outreach work, I have come to appreciate how many people do not quite have a full understanding of how science works. There are many experiences that are real experiences, but not subject to full scientific study as we currently understand science, because they are not repeatable. Too often, this leads to a pseudo-scientific approach to the experience that causes frustration and friction between the person who has the experience and a “scientific approach”. In the book, I propose that rather than looking at many issues of faith and science as an “either or” situation, we recognize that an important human activity is the exploration of what I call “the fullness of reality”. In this context, one can then better understand science’s success at understanding physical reality and ask the natural question, is there more than just physical reality?
Mufon Case Files
MUFON Case Number: 22880
CE2, CAT 3, Circle/Oval, Laconia, New Hampshire
March 20, 2010
Investigators: Steve Firmani, Keith Danskin, Iyawata Schneider and Norman Schneider
Case Disposition: UNKNOWN
My name is E and I'm eighteen years old. I live in Laconia. Last Saturday night, my boyfriend D came up to see me and we went out. When we got to (edited), in Laconia, we parked in the back in the separate parking lot. We turned off the car and it was totally silent.
We were just sitting there and I looked up at the moon. I saw this weird black-shaped object. And then, I said to my boyfriend, "What was that?"
He looked up at it and he said, "If it gets any closer, we need to leave." I kept staring at the moon to see if it was just a plane or something. It moved back across the moon. It was huge and it looked like it was zig-zagging or changing shape. I couldn't tell.
He said, "I think it's coming closer." It flew so fast over the trees getting closer to where we were. It felt like it was zeroing in on us. It blocked the moon. And then, we started panicking and driving away. I thought were going to hit the building in front of us. We turned left but it felt like we went off of a jump. You know that feeling? Like we were on a rollercoaster? And we were in the air. I was trying to pay attention to everything that was going on but it felt like I couldn't.
When I looked up, everything was black. The smell was not nice but it was like something you could stand. It was an odor I've never smelled before. I heard absolutely nothing, totally silent. I felt immobilized like I had no control over what I was doing or over my body. I could see nothing. It was like opening your eyes in a pitch black room. I felt really nervous and scared. I don't remember crying or screaming. I held on to the center console because I felt like I was lifted. I was holding on so tight that my thumbprint is imprinted on the center console. And then, when I finally realized what was happening, I was so close to the windshield that my body was going forward with my arms behind me. Everything was black.
I heard a loud noise like a horn. Once. And then, the car just dropped. I hit my eye on the dashboard and the airbags came out. I couldn't believe what had just happened. I held my face and I looked over at my boyfriend. I saw that his left arm had blood. I said, "Are you OK?" I looked at the windshield and it was cracked, totally, but only on the passenger side. I could see D but I couldn't see anything outside. The only thing that made the car drop was the sound of the loud horn. When the car dropped, there was a loud boom. After that, we just drove so fast out of there. The smell went away after we drove away. And I started crying. And I said, "What the hell just happened?" My boyfriend said, "I don't know, I don't know." I didn't feel like they were following us.
When we got home, my Mom said that she could hear me from the outside while I was freaking out. I couldn't stop crying. My Mom said, "Calm down and tell me what happened."
I said, "You're never going to believe me."
"Is it my car?" she asked.
I said, "Let me explain," because I felt that if I didn't explain it fast enough, it was just going to go away from my mind.
At about 12:15 am, a cop arrived. I told him what had happened while I was sitting down at the dinner table. My boyfriend was sitting next to me. It was then that I noticed that there was no more blood on his arm or his clothing. The cop didn't believe me at first until he finished looking at the car. He told my Mom that there was no reason for the air bags to come out because nothing else on the car was damaged. He didn't check underneath the car but we found out later that the underside was totaled. The cop said that he was going to the place where we had been. I just felt thankful that we'd gotten out of there. But I couldn't stop crying for more than 2 hours afterwards. My Mom said, "You should go take a shower and get the airbag dust off of you." But I didn't want to be alone at all. I felt lucky. And there were no scratches or anything anywhere on my body.
The first night, my dream was that I was a little girl, maybe 6 or 7 years old, in an Elementary School classroom. I was looking at myself as a little girl. And then it was like the teacher called me up and I couldn't talk or say anything - but everybody else seemed to say something for me. Like everything I wanted to say, everybody else was saying it except for me. They were saying exactly what I wanted say. I have never had a dream like this before. Where I am a little girl and see anything about the past. I did not feel right at all.
I am better now. I still worry about seeing this thing again and I pay attention to the sky at night. I really don't go out at night, anymore, because I'm scared.
2nd Witness Account:
My name is D. I am sixteen years old and I live in New Hampshire. Last Saturday night I went out with my girlfriend, who lives in Laconia, when we had the following experience: I was with her around 11. We wanted to take her Mom's car because it was nicer and we wanted to go look at the stars. We went to (edited) at the back parking lot in Laconia. There were 8 cars already there when we arrived. Little by little, the cars started leaving one by one. We were the last car in the parking lot. Then the lights of the parking lot and the lights of the houses around us and the lights of the houses down the street started to go out one by one. Then my girlfriend noticed something blocking the moon and asked, "What was that?" I knew it wasn't a cloud because it moved back against the wind and blocked the moon again. I don't know how to explain this but it turns into a ball when it wants to slow down and move around quickly and when it wants to go fast, straight, it turns into a flat plate with maze box-shaped lined lights. These were on all the time. The colors were dim yellowish white and did not change. I cannot tell whether these were part of the bottom or not. It flipped a lot. I did not know which side was right or up on it.
It was doing this over the trees across the street from the parking lot. It suddenly crossed the street towards our car. Its size was as big as 14 houses. It was really quiet. That's when we had to leave. But I did not have time to turn on the headlights. We put the clutch in to start the car and jammed it into 1st and floored it. The front end got picked up and the car could not move. We steered left and right but the car just kept on going up into the air. My girlfriend was scared and she had boogers coming out of her nose while I was cursing. The car was going up and the back wheels were off of the ground.
Then I looked out of my window and saw that the parking lot park lines started getting smaller. Both our windows were down this whole time. The front windshield started to crack and shake and the cracks spread from the passenger side to the driver's side. It popped outwards like it was pulled out. Something yanked my wrist. Not aggressively. And the whole time in my head something was telling me "Don't panic," or "Don't be scared." And it wasn't in English in my head but I got the meaning. It wasn't a language. I don't know how to explain it.
On my girlfriend's side, it had her half-way out of the window. Her butt was off of her seat, maybe one-and-a-half or two feet? The car was pointed almost completely straight up at the stars, yet I saw no stars. Every time I tried looking at it, in front, a white film went over my eyes. It was kind of like staring at the sun with your eyelids closed. I could not hear her screaming but I know that she was screaming.
My ears felt like they kept on popping from the altitude. I couldn't hear. The smell was like unbearable, like you want to close your nose. It was spicy, like pepper-sprayish, and clean at the same time. It was a smell that you could stand but you would close your nostrils because it still smells bad. When I tried to fight and get my wrist back in the car, that's when the grip got stronger. It was pulling my left arm up out of the window, there was no pain but it was strong. I was trying to fight off the grip on my wrist. My tongue was numb.
The horn beeped by accident and the grip got a little loose. It beeped again in the struggle and my arm flopped down in the car. My girlfriend also fell back in her seat and we realized we were still up in the air! It took 2 seconds for the car to drop. When we dropped, the air bags came out. We floored it as fast as we could through the town. It was almost a straightaway to go to my girlfriend's house with very few turns to take. During this time, both of us couldn't stop crying. We arrived at her house and her Mom asked, "What happened?" All this took place from 11pm to 12:30 am. It seemed like we were in the air for 10 minutes and it felt like it was forever.
Her Mom called the police, and a policeman came. The policeman did not believe us when we first told him what had happened until he looked at the vehicle. There were no scratches or dents or anything. He said that there was no reason for this to have happened to the car when there are no dents or scratches and no reason for the windshield to shatter and pop out the way it did. He had no explanation for why the windshield popped outwards. Also, when I went to open my cell phone in front of the policemen, I got shocked by it.
On Monday, I went to my doctor to get a whole physical to make sure I was OK. My wrist had a puncture wound while my forearm has a cut that is semi-circular and there's blood on it. I do remember that when I first looked at my arm after I got it back in the car, it was red with blood. But by the time we got to my girlfriend's house, there was no blood anywhere. On the center consul of the car, there is an imprint of her hand. I don't quite understand what the policeman said but it was something about the skin of her hand leaving an impression. Now, I don't like to feel bumps in the car, or feel anything that trembles like a boombox. I don't want to be out in dark areas at night. I also don't like to walk out to my Mom's car, anymore, outside.
MUFON Case Number: 62565
AN2, CAT 2, N/A, Chicago, Illinois
Investigators: Samuel Maranto and Julie Maranto
Case Disposition: Unknown
This case was forwarded to MUFON by Peter Davenport for investigation and follow-up.
The following case narrative is from the NUFORC.com website; ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2008, 21:20 HRS. (LOCAL)
A young woman was driving at 40-45 mph along Lake Cook Road, when her car suddenly lurched to the right for no reason that was apparent to her. There were no cars within sight on the road, and she had not seen any pedestrian or animal near the car. She stopped her car immediately, got out, and apparently was flabbergasted by the appearance of the left side of her automobile.
The investigating police officer could not provide an adequate explanation for the damage. He noted that there was no damaged paint, and no animal hair, feathers, or blood, evident on the damaged area of the car.
NUFORC has passed the case along to Mr. Sam Maranto, Illinois State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (“MUFON”), for follow-up investigation. We have no reason to believe that the incident was UFO-related, but we have no explanation for how the extensive damage to the car could have occurred.
Date: 11/04/08 Time: 21:20 Duration: 5-10 seconds City: [edited] State: IL
The entire left side of my car appears to be scorched but no paint was removed. I was driving 40-45 miles per hour heading north toward I-94 East towards Chicago on [edited] Road. While I was in the middle lane, I felt a nudge on the left of my car which made my car shift to the right. I did not swerve out of the lane and gained control back quickly. I slowed down and as I got my bearings, I realized that my left side mirror was knocked off and so I turned right onto [edited] Drive and put on my hazard lights.
I got out of the car and saw that I had several dents on the side of my car. There were two that were deeper and larger than the others; one was located in front of the rear wheel and the other was in the center of the driver door. I called 911 to file a police report and the officer said that I was side swiped by another car but, there were not any cars around me before or after the hit and also there were no paint scratches from other cars on my car.
MUFON Case File: US0222-2004-0001
UFO Fire Incident
Gaffney, South Carolina
February 22, 2004
A couple on an evening drive notices a strange mirage appearing to take shape in the sky. Curious, the couple pulls over into a roadside area to attempt a closer look. This object appears to be saucer shaped and what is baffling to them, was that they could see through the object.
They watch as the object descends to treetop level. The couple is horrified to notice that fire begin to break out sporadically in the trees below this object.
At this point, the couple is no longer curious, but fearful and they decide to dial 911 and leave the area. That night, 911 dispatchers received several calls, all relating to the same encounter. Callers were stating that “the trees were glowing” and “there is a UFO in the sky!” Fire fighters were dispatched to put out the flames and at that point, the UFO was nowhere to be found. Vanished.
MUFON Case File: US0100-1979-006
The Harry Turner Incident
August 29, 1979
In the early morning hours Harry Turner sat in the cab of his 18 wheeler quietly. His cargo had arrived safely at a warehouse in Fredericksburg, Virginia. One problem, Harry Turner had no idea how he arrived at his destination. The last thing that Turner could remember was eating a small diner in the beginning of his trip the evening before, after that point, his mind was completely blank.
Baffled Turner opened the map from the passenger seat and knew that it was 80 miles from Winchester, to Fredericksburg, and when checking his log book noted that the truck had only traveled 17 miles. This wasn’t possible, and Turner began to become uncomfortable. He then noticed his pistol discarded in the cab of his truck, with 8 empty shells. He always carried a loaded fire arm for protection on the road, and became mortified when he realized that the gun was empty and all of the 8 eight bullets had recently been fired.
While holding the gun in his hand, Turner became flooded with the memories that were missing from the last few hours. He remembered while driving down the dark highway he noticed a light in the distance that seemed to be descending towards his truck, almost following him.
Suddenly, the CB and truck Radio began to fill with static followed by a piercing tone. The cab of the truck is flooded with a bright light and the truck no longer seems to be moving. Turner is confused at this point and had no idea where he was.
Disoriented, Turner tries to exit the cab of his truck and is forced back inside by what he referred to an invisible hand on his left shoulder with “bionic strength.” A very frightened Turner reaches for his firearm and fires 8 bullets into this invisible force.
Everything stops and Turner appears to be released. After a few minutes, Turner exits the cab of the truck and realizes that he and his entire eighteen wheeler seems to be inside of what appears to be a massive UFO.
Suddenly, Turner is brought back to his truck, sitting quietly in Fredericksburg.
Following the event, MUFON Investigators spent a large amount of time interviewing not only Turner, but his entire family as well as individuals in the community. Less than a week later, Harry Turner had another situation arise.
Addition to File: US0100-1979-006
September 3, 1979
On the evening of September 3rd, less than a week after the original teleportation incident, Harry Turner was lying in bed. As he stared at the ceiling, it appeared to dissipate and he was viewing the stars, through his roof! Unnerved he turned to his wife, who was also appearing to be a living X-Ray while she slept.
At this point, Turner is horrified and flees his home in panic. It wasn’t long before he was the center of a police chase spanning across several counties. Turner finally pulls over and is noted to have been extremely hostile complaining that he could not stop hearing “the tones inside of his head.”
After his arrest, Turner is hospitalized and was given a complete psychical and mental evaluation. Doctors noted that Turner was now extremely sensitive to light and sound. Also noted was the fact that Turner was experiencing difficulties using his left side, the same area of the body that he experienced the invisible encounter pushing him back into the cab of his truck.
MUFON Investigators visited Turner’s supervisor at the trucking company where he was employed. When the company attempted to locate the paper work, it was no longer there. Seemingly vanishing.
Without that valuable piece of evidence, MUFON investigators began to pull Turner’s Navy records as in discussions with him and his family, they were told and shown proof of his military service. Once again, upon record retrieval, it appears that Turners file was missing.
With a series of dead ends, MUFON was forced to close the case as an unknown, and Turner became a very reclusive man. MUFON Investigators are still searching out these missing records that seemed to vanish into thin air without a trace. Who took these records and what are they trying to cover up?
MUFON Case File: 17960
CE1, CAT2, Cone, Somis, California
July 5, 2010
Investigators: Ruben J. Uriarte
Case Disposition: INSUFFICIANT DATA
I am a retired Detective with 25 years as a peace officer. With me was a marketing director for a national company and my 17 year old son. We live on a large ranch. It was 9:30 PM when I entered the inside of our home. As I looked out our kitchen window, I noticed extremely bright "bluish" lights which upon further observation were actually portholes that were illuminated from within. There were three on the bottom in a row, one above-right/center, above that one was another single illuminated porthole left-center and then two on the top: . . . illustration . . . . The object was approximately 300-400 feet from where I was watching it. I thought initially that someone was in my field illegally with a truck and trailer. As I watched, I noticed that it was apparently hovering and made no noise.
I immediately concluded that it was not a motor vehicle of any kind and noted that it made no noise whatsoever. As I was watching it, my friend came running out to the back deck asking what it was and then my son came, asking what the bright lights were. We spent approximately 5 full minutes trying to figure out what it was. Totally perplexed, I got my flashlight, gun and we all got into my truck which was parked in front of my house. We drove around the house and noticed that the object "was just gone". We drove to the exact location in which there are many trees that are part of our nursery. They are approximately 15-20 feet tall. At no time did we see anything "fly away", flash of light or anything. It was just gone. Had it been a motor vehicle of any kind, there would have been tracks, dust, etc. Additionally, my ranch is fenced in with one way in-out.
I got out of my truck and approached the landing-hovering site to look and obtain physical evidence. The area in which the craft was located consisted of soft, thick dust that had just been sprayed with water several hours earlier. I found absolutely no physical evidence whatsoever. There is debate within the three of us if the craft was in fact hovering or had actually landed. The brilliance of the light in which the craft produced was "unearthly" and like nothing I have ever witnessed in my life. I had no logical explanation for what had happened and this incident defied the laws of physics. No sound, no con trail, no disturbed soil, no bent trees, nothing.
We drove back to the house. Extremely bothered by what we had just witnessed, my son and I returned to the area approximately 20 minutes later. I was not afraid but intrigued by what had occurred. I turned off my truck, noting it was a beautiful moonlight night, and the moon was extremely bright. As we were re-examining the area, we both hear a loud bizarre "click" noise off to our right in the area of green houses. We looked into the nearest green house when we heard another distinct loud "click", this time coming from a thicket of trees. As we approached this area, we heard another distinct "click" noise coming from behind us in another thicket of trees. We heard a total of 5 distinct loud "click" noises. In all honesty, the "clicking" noises were coming from all around us and after the fifth one, it was a little eerie (even though we could see nothing with our flashlights) and I instructed my son to return to my truck and we left.
The most unexplainable part of this story is as follows: My brother came over to my ranch approximately an hour later (10:30)PM. He has a doctorate degree, three master degrees and works for an international company. Additionally, he has taught physics. WE ARE BOTH SKEPTICS and believe that most UFO sightings can be logically explained. When I told him of what had just occurred earlier, he suggested that we go back down to the location and figure out what it was that we saw. As we were at the location (which was approximately an hour and a half later) we both witnessed an extremely bright "swish" in the western sky. It was probably a half second. But what we saw appeared as if the atmosphere "opened up" for a millisecond and an object "went inside" or poked through and then the atmosphere closed up leaving a "swirling" motion in the sky. A “wormhole" or "porthole?”. It terrified him so bad that his eyes watered and his voice cracked, insisting that we immediately leave towards the house.
He cannot believe what he saw and both of us have had several sleepless nights. We can verify and confirm our credentials. WE have absolutely no idea of what we saw and my brother, as educated as he is, cannot give a logical explanation of what we saw and I think this is why we both are so disturbed by the incident. We cannot report it in fear of ridicule and do not want to utilize our names. We both are heavily connected at the local/state/federal political level. If you have any questions, I did leave my email address. Hope you have some answers, because we do not!
MUFON Case File: 34904
CE 2, CAT 3, Disc/Oval, Partlow, Virginia
January 3, 2012
Investigators: Norman Gagnon, S.T.A.R Team
Case Disposition: UNKNOWN
On January 3rd at about 6:45 P M my wife came home from work and as she shut our gate she noticed a large light hovering over our field. She proceeded down our driveway to about half way to our house and stopped her car and cut the engine and lights and got out to see if this light was making any noise, which it wasn’t and watched as it hovered towards our house. She drove to the house and came in to tell me that I needed to check out this weird light that she had seen.
I went out without shoes or a coat and by that time the light had moved behind our house and looked to be about a half a mile behind the house and it was hovering behind the trees in our back yard. This evening was extremely clear with the moon being full or almost full with no clouds visible. I watched the light for a while and went in to get a coat and shoes and came back out to watch the light again which hadn’t moved in about 10 to 15 minutes. I asked my wife to get my spotlight which she did and I blinked it three times at this light and the light dimmed down to where it almost disappeared and then lit back up to the original size. My wife told me not to blink the spotlight at it since it may come back and I told her I wanted it to come back so I could get a better look at it and she said she was going in the house which she did.
At that time I moved farther into the back yard to try to get a better view of the light and I blinked the spotlight at the hovering light again and it dimmed down again and lit up again just as before. About this time a large dark shadow went over head which caused me to jump and start to move towards the house and at that time my wife opened our back door and told me again not to blink my light at the light object. I told her to get her car keys so we could follow this thing to get a better look at it and to try to determine the distance. She didn't want to but she reluctantly got her keys and we started to follow this light and as we left our driveway. Jer dash in her car started to make rattling noises and I jokingly told her if we were UFO freaks we would think the light was messing with her car and she stated that it hadn’t made that noise before.
We watched and followed this object for 4 miles and made a right turn to head in the direction of the light and we came to a red car heading in our direction, but parked on the other side of the road with a man standing behind it looking up in the sky in the direction we were coming from and I told her to stop but she wouldn’t. I looked at this guy as we passed and he seemed to be zoned out with a blank look on his face and he never looked at us as we past him just kept looking up.
We stopped at a stop sign about 100 yards past this guy and I got out to look back to see what he was looking at but saw only the moon and stars and the light object was still ahead of us. We watched the light for a few minutes and then the car came up behind us and we made another right turn to try to get closer to this light and this car followed us a little way and then turned off. We went around a right turn and a coyote ran across the road which she thought was a dog but I told her it was a coyote. We traveled another 2.4 miles and came to another bend in the road to the right and this light object was above a two story white house with a black roof facing us.
This house was in a field that looked to be at least 150 yards from us. Now this house was well lit from the bright moonlight and this light object was behind the house and to the left of it hovering just above the tree line. She stopped the car in the turn and I told her to move up just in case anyone came up behind us but she said that she could see if anyone came in the mirror. We watched the light and I got my spotlight and blinked it at the light three times and again it dimmed down but this time we must have been closer because as it dimmed down it changed into a blue white ring and I looked into the center of the ring and with the moon light shining down I saw an oval disk in the center of the ring and i asked her if she was seeing this and she said she was.
At that time the ring blinked out and we couldn’t see it. I said that that thing blinked out and was gone and just as I finished the statement it lit up again to the far right side of the house and was at a farther distance.
We followed this light for about another mile and a half to a hill top and watched the light object move over the trees towards the Route [edited] near Lake Anna. My wife said she was tired and wanted to go home so we turned around and proceeded home. After travelling a few miles I looked out the back window of the car and the object was in the center of the rear window. Joking again I told her that this thing was following us and we went a little farther and I looked again and could still see it and I remembered thinking that I was glad we were getting close to the main road.
We turned on the main road and went home without seeing the object again. As we entered our house I looked at the clock and thought its 10 minutes to eight. My wife went upstairs and I went back to watching TV. She came down a little later and we spoke briefly about the strange sighting we had had.
Over the next couple of days I felt strange but didn't think a lot about it. I asked a few associates that live in the area if they had seen the light object and none had but another associate had seen this light object about a month before and four of them watched it for an hours as it slowly hovered out of sight.
I checked for reports of the sighting but found none. We got busy that week and weekend but the next week I kept thinking about this object and on the night of the sighting I had asked my wife how far she thought we had followed this thing and she said about 4 miles. So on my way home January 11th I decided to run the route and check the mileage. I followed the route and it was about 4 miles to where we saw the guy looking up in the sky behind his car and I turned right at the stop sign and past where the coyote had crossed the road and travel to the right hand bend in the road and looked to my left for the field and house but there wasn’t a 150 yard field or house so I figured that it must be a little farther down the road but from there on there is no more fields on the left or any houses that looked like the one I saw that night.
I traveled the road twice thinking I had missed it, but it’s not there. I asked my wife what the house looked like and she stated that it was a large house light in color with a dark roof and I told her it wasn’t there and that I wanted her to drive there with me.
On Sat. the 14th in the late afternoon we drove to the site and I watched as she remembered where the guy was and where the coyote was and as we approached the right hand bend she stated that this was the spot and as we came around the bend she was as shocked as I that there isn’t a two story white house there. There is a small clearing with a horseshoe driveway with the main driveway in the center going back to a tree farm. There is no 150 yard field or house but she stated that the hardwood tree line was the same. Where we saw the field is full on 20 to 25 feet pine trees that cover about 150 yards to the hardwood tree line. I asked her what she thought and she stated that that was very strange.
We headed home and I asked her about the sighting which we hadn’t discussed in detail before which now seems strange since it was so unusual. I asked her if she remembered me asking her if she was see this and she said yes. I asked what she saw and she said she saw a blue light as the bright light dimmed down. I asked her if she had seen the oval metallic craft in the center of the ring and she said no, but she stated that she had told me to get back in the car and I told her I hadn’t gotten out of the car and she said that when she told me to get back in the car and I told her that I was trying to get out of the light.
As she said this I remembered standing in front of her car facing her headlights and trying to block the lite with my arm. I had no memory of this until she made the statement. We both saw the house and field that night as well as the light object but we have no explanation as to why it’s not there now.
If this isn’t our military equipment then it’s from somewhere else. I did finally find another report of the light object that the reporter said turned into a donut shape on January 6th which was three nights after our sighting. On two trips to this site while trying to remember everything about the sighting I have gotten a dull headache which takes about 15 minutes to go away.
Maybe the other reporter of this sighting is having the same issue. I’m like everyone else, I’ve read reports like this and though they were interesting I wasn’t 100% believing in them. But after having this experience I can understand how it sounds so unreal and why the facts don't relate totally to their experience.
Whatever this thing was had the ability to alter our perception of reality and to cloud our memory of the event. I focused that night to remember all the details as possible as we were viewing this sighting but it still had the power to fool us into see a field and house that aren’t there. This is the truth as we saw it and we can’t explain it!
MUFON Case File: 40667
CE 1, CAT2, Blimp/Cylinder/Triangle, Miami, Florida
First Incident: March 31, 2001
Second Incident: June 8, 2012
Investigators: Mary Margaret Zimmer, S.T.A.R Team
Case Disposition: UNKNOWN
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, my wife and I also saw two different objects in the corner of the first floor of our house. At approximately 7 a.m. that day, our dog barked and she went to bring him outside. When she went downstairs, she saw a glowing ¾ orb with a dome top and flat bottom. It was approximately 2 ft. in width and 1.5 ft. in height. The object had two vertical lights inside which blinked green pulsating light. Facing the object, on our left side, bottom part, the object emitted bursts of very bright white light, some long and some short. The object was located near a corner wall and appeared to be floating about 5 feet off the ground.
My wife started to pray and started to telepathically talk with the object. My wife thought it was some kind of heavenly angel. The object seemed to respond by emitting the white bursts and more blinking of the green lights. She was grabbing our dog at the time, and our dog had just had a stroke and was walking in a paralyzed fashion-- limping to one side real bad and falling down as she walked. My wife asked if her dog can be cured. The lights then began to blink a lot. After 15 minutes of observing and communicating with this object, she started to yell for me to come downstairs. I ignored her cause it was Saturday morning and I did not sleep well the night before and wanted to sleep. After 5 minutes of her yelling she came up and finally told me what she had seen.
I first went to the bathroom and then downstairs. I was very skeptical. When I got downstairs, we did not see the orb but a small cylinder shaped object which I am calling a Plasma Cylinder. The object did not appear to have edges but seemed like a fluid object with constant movement inside and on the edges of the object. Inside were multi-colored lights similar to plasma. Each color was not unique and separate like a rainbow but more meshed like colored water and the water colors are constantly mixing.
It seemed to be full of energy with colors floating stationary in the air. The plasma object appeared to be about 1 ft. in length and 6” in height. It was about 5 feet off the ground near the same corner wall that the orb was previously seen. The object then went directly through our wall to go outside. I only saw the “Plasma Cylinder” object for about 2 minutes before it disappeared through our wall. Our corner wall is on the Western corner of our house. At 7 am that corner is dark because light does not enter that corner. We have also closed drapes on the Western window as well and that part was dark because the sun was just rising on the east side.
We know what we saw and it was not an illusion. Also note that we were going to put our dog to sleep in a few days before this incident-- she could barely move and was walking sideways and constantly falling down. After the orb left, our dog did not appear to have any symptoms of the stroke-- she was walking perfectly fine. She is still sick but she now walks fine. We were freaked out by this. Many of our friends saw the difference in her walk and we told them what had happened. May 6, 2012:
On Saturday, May 6, from approximately 9-9:20 pm, I and about 6 other witnesses saw approximately 8-10 orange orbs in Apopka, Florida. The witnesses were myself, my wife’s brother, my wife’s father, 2 other adults, and a teenager. We were attending the high school graduating ceremony of my wife’s nephew who was graduating from [edited].
The lengthy graduation ceremony was almost finishing and I wanted to get some air and stepped outside of the auditorium. We were located on a small hill about 300 feet north of state road [edited] just west of state road [edited]. Thus, the orbs were very close, about 300 feet away, and the visibility was excellent.
All of the witnesses began to see bright yellow orbs rising from approximately the interchange of the roads from about tree level. We could not see them coming from the ground but appeared to “pop out” at the tree level. They appeared to travel in a westerly direction along the road just south of it.
The orbs appeared about every 1-2 minutes. Most were uniform in direction and most went west and upwards slowly, I would guess at 10-20 mph. Some began to float straight up and others moved faster (30-40 mph) than others. The orbs then became distant and disappeared.
This lasted from approximately 9 pm to about 9:20 pm. About 10 minutes later, two black helicopters came zooming in at a fast rate. They stopped on top of route [edited] just south of [edited] Road (about ½ mile from where we were). They stayed there about 10-15 minutes and then left. The orbs had disappeared when they arrived.
Orb description: Difficult to describe but they appeared to be the size of a small Volkswagen in the air. They were round in shape, bright orange color. Light was self-contained in object and not emitted outwards. I thought they might have been Chinese lanterns but I have never seen a Chinese lantern before. But now after all of our recent sightings, I am having a second opinion.
On July 8, 2012, at approximately 3:30 am, my wife saw a huge craft, about the size of a football field, maybe double that size, about 1/2 mile from our house. We live in Miami and our best estimate is that the craft was near or above the Miami Zoo. Our dog is very sick and throwing up and she went to open the door in front of our house so the dog can go to the bathroom. When she looked up, in a south-westerly direction, she saw the craft at approximately a 45 degree angle.
It was shaped like a cylinder but with pointed edges on both sides which appeared triangular shaped on each end. The right and left sides, inside the triangle portion of the edges, had two large bands of extremely bright multi-colored lights on each side. The middle part of the craft appeared very light whitish or grey colored. The craft made an extremely loud noise, much more powerful than if an airplane was standing directly above us.
The object remained stationary for about 5 minutes and then it disappeared. We have attached a drawing of the object, a map showing the location of our house and the location of the Miami zoo area, and a weather chart indicating that the visibility was 10 miles, and that there were scattered clouds at 3:30 am that night.
My wife said that she saw many stars in the sky that night and thus she had excellent visibility. SUMMARY: Previous to these events, my wife and I have never seen UFOS or other similar objects in our life. She is not bothered by this because she is very religious thinks that they were a messenger from God. I, on the other hand, have been freaked out. I started doing research on the subject, have joined MUFON, ordered about 30 UFO books, listen daily to Coast to Coast, etc., etc. I never even knew that these radio programs or UFO organizations existed. I am now consumed by the subject. I need to find some answers and some closure because my wife says that I became obsessed with this issue. We live in a very nice upper middle class neighborhood in the Killian area of Miami, Florida. We have lead normal dull lives until recently.