Pennsylvania UFO reports remain strong as August 2011 comes to a close – with three reports in a single day that include a bright light being chased, a sphere with a dome on top, and a triangle-shaped object that dropped to 100 feet off of the ground, according to August 30, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
July MUFON statistics ranked Pennsylvania second nationally in UFO sightings with 39 reports.
One Pennsylvania witness stepped outside at 9:15 p.m. on August 29, 2011, and reports watching a “bright star” that became brighter as it approached the witnesses’ home in MUFON Case # 31317.
“It was all alone until it was almost over my house, then it seemed like out of nowhere two airplane-like figures appeared beside it and behind it, consistantly changing positions,” the witness stated.
The witness described the two “airplanes.”
“The airplanes had red and green lights on the side. I convinced myself it was just two planes meeting up with something else to refuel. I snapped two different pictures. One as it was approaching my house, which in the picture, you can see it was going fast enough to cause a tail behind it. Then another when it was above my house. The photo on my phone just made it look like a dot on my small cell screen but when I uploaded it on my computer you can see it is a circle and very bright.”
The witness provided two images with the report. Image # 1 and Image # 2.
A second Pennsylvania witness reports a bright gold ball of light with a red light at its center on August 29, 2011, in MUFON Case # 31316.
The witness first reports watching an unusual number of airplanes moving overhead. But then the witness observed “a huge, bright ball of light ascending from behind the tree line.”
“At first I thought it was a low flying plane coming at me head on, but this object made no noise, was rising very slowly, and did not blink. In fact, the light never fluctuated – no twinkling or blinking. It was so low that if it had been a plane it would have been very loud, but this was silent. I watched for about 5 minutes as it slowly rose and then moved directly over my house.”
The witness described the object – which had a “slightly domed top.”
“I was in awe at the low altitude, the silence, the unwavering outline of a sphere with a slightly domed top, and the bright gold color with a hint of red in the middle.”
The witness then describes how the object just “disappeared.”
“As it flew over my house, I was looking directly up at it (maybe an 80 degree angle) and it began to shrink. It got smaller and smaller until it turned into a tiny red dot about the size of a star, and it was gone. It went from a giant ball of light to a red dot to nothing in less than 5 seconds. It vanished into thin air. The sky was clear as could be, and there was nothing obstructing my view. It just disappeared.”
A third Pennsylvania witness report comes from a couple who describe “several amber colored lights hovering and changing formations” – including “boomerang, diamond and v shapes as well as lining up vertically, three to four ships at a time” in MUFON Case # 31310.
“The UFOs would move in an erratic jerking motion as they moved through the sky as well as when they hovered,” the reporting witness stated. “In all there was at least 10 ships visible at a time. Some of them were just beneath the clouds hovering or gradually moving in an erratic almost bouncing motion. There were numerous others that were flying in all directions, trying to mimic airplanes and helicopters.”
One of the objects dipped to just 100 feet off of the ground.
“One ship flew over top of us at a height of about 100 feet. It made a sound unlike anything I have ever heard. It hummed and sounded like a blimp and a helicopter at the same time but nowhere near as loud as the real thing.”
The low flying object was a triangle shape.
“As the vehicle passed overhead we seen that it was a triangle-shaped craft with two red lights on the back – one on each side – and a pulsating white light on the front that alternated to an amber color. The craft flew overhead at about 100 feet from the ground and went southwest until out of sight.”
Other recent UFO reports from Pennsylvania include:
Third witness: Photos may relate to Pennsylvania ‘green light’ UFO case
Second witness: Pennsylvania ‘green light’ UFO testimony continues
Pennsylvania scientist reports flickering green sheet of light
UFO ‘vanishes’ during sighting along Pennsylvania Route 422
Pennsylvania is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. Pennsylvania had 39 reports in July 2011 – the second highest reporting state – while California had 54 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Pennsylvania MUFON State Director John Ventre investigates and reports back on these cases, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Read the complete witness testiony using the Case Number links.