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Dozens in Stephenville and Dublin, Texas report seeing large UFO Featured Case

January, 8, 2008 - Stephenville, Texas, United States

Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it. Locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object's lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object  View full report

Source: Associated Press, January 15, 2008   ID: 1156
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Group Sighting, Witness Photo, Silent, Police, Witness Sketch, Mass Sighting

Multiple witnesses observe disc-shaped object over Chicago O'Hare Airport Featured Case

November, 7, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois, United States

At approximately 16:30 p.m. (Central) on Tuesday, November 07, 2006, Federal authorities at O'Hare Airport received a report that approximately a dozen witnesses were observing a small, round disc-shaped object, metallic in appearance, which hovered over Gate C17 at that airport.  View full report

Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport, Director   ID: 958
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Rotary/Spin Motion, Pilot/Aircrew, Group Sighting, E-M Effects

Mexican Air Force Pilots Film 11 UFOs

March, 2004 - Over Campeche state, Mexico

Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state in Mexico, a Mexican Defense Department spokesman confirmed. A videotape was made widely available to the news media. The lights were filmed using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet), and allegedly surrounded the Air Force jet.  View full report

Source: Associated Press / Jaime Maussan   ID: 263
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Radar, Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Photo, Multiple UFOs, Witness Photo

Illinois Triangle UFO Sighting (by multiple police officers) Featured Case

January, 5, 2000 - Illinois, United States

This famous UFO case involved the sighting of a huge unidentified triangular-shaped UFO by police officers and others in the early morning hours of January 5, 2000, over the state of Illinois. The officers, from a number of small Illinois towns, were able to track the unknown object and maintain radio contact with each other during the event. Their in-depth testimonies have been fully documented by investigators.  View full report

Source: David B. Marler, Illinois State Director, MUFON Journal No. 383 (March 2000)   ID: 277
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Police, Polygraph Test, Portholes/Windows, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo

The Phoenix Lights Featured Case

March, 13, 1997 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States

The Phoenix Lights UFO incident is a complex series of events that took place on March 13, 1997 over the states of Nevada, Arizona, and possibly New Mexico, and which would quickly become known as the "Phoenix Lights" sightings. It involved sightings by tens, or perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of witnesses on the ground, and it gave rise to a storm of controversy over what had caused the event.  View full report

Source: Peter B. Davenport, Director, National UFO Reporting Center   ID: 270
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Mass Sighting, Silent, Photo, Witness Sketch, Famous Person, Witness Photo

The Varginha Incident (Brazil) Featured Case

January, 20, 1996 - Varginha, Brazil

In 1996 in Varginha, Brazil, during the course of several weeks at least two and perhaps as many as six alien creatures were captured or killed and turned over to American authorities, and a UFO may have crashed. Eyewitnesses described the creatures as humanoid and 3 to 4 feet tall. They had dark brown, hairless skin, big triangular heads with three short "horns" on top, and huge red eyes that were vertically oval.  View full report

Source: Press release by A.J. Gevaerd, Editor of UFO Magazine (Brazil), June 12th, 1996   ID: 498
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Humanoid/Occupant, Crash/Retrieval, Injury, Children, Witness Photo

America West Airlines Flight 564 UFO Case Featured Case

May, 25, 1995 - Bovina, Texas, United States

A Boeing 757 piloted by Captain Eugene Tollefson and First Officer John J. Waller, was passing near Bovina, Texas. Captain Tollefson left his seat to look [at a line of regularly flashing lights]. As the lightning flashed behind the lights, it silhouetted something that to the observers appeared to be a large, dark, cigar shaped object between 300 and 500 feet in length.  View full report

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com   ID: 225
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Pilot/Aircrew, Radar

Kelly Cahill Abduction Featured Case

August, 8, 1993 - Dandenong foothills, Australia

In August 1993, 27-year-old Kelly Cahill, her husband and three children were driving home after a visit to a friend's house. After midnight the Cahills first noticed the lights of a rounded craft with windows around it. It silently hovered above the road. Different colored lights were clearly visible on the bottom of the object.  View full report

Source: Bill Chalker, International UFO Reporter, Sept/Oct 1994, Vol 19, No 5   ID: 187
Case Type: MajorCase    Features:  Missing Time, Abduction, Witness Photo, Portholes/Windows
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