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Date:

August, 18, 2012

Location:

Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Summary:

East-West passing without sound of diamond-shaped, dim metal-grey vessel consisting of four separate(d) segments, preceded by some slightly jerky and wobbly star-like lights near the Big Dipper/Ursa Major.

Date Reported:

4/27/2017 10:21:44 AM

Sighting Time: 

23:15 PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

1 minute

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Diamond shape (silhouet something like Thunderbird 2, but edgier), seemingly again consisting of four diamond-shaped segments. Seemingly, because of the indentations between these segments. Similar to those for the exhaust pipe in the chassis of a car. In the middle of each of the four parts, there was a (as to form) lightning-like bluish-white neon tube-like light, but serrated light like a real lightning bolt, put in a diagonal position to the center of the whole. The four lights alternately – and very quickly – went on and off, i.e. they rapidly flashed in a kind of crosswise pattern, but in a very exact and regular rhythm.

Size of Object(s)

20 x 7 meters ?

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

50-60, 100 meters? (See text of full description).

Description of Area / Surroundings

Suburban. Dense population but not much light at that time of night. Quiet. Village-like. On one side (North), our neighbourhood borders on a 'rural' area (according to Dutch understanding); to the East there is a highway (A4) about 400 meters away. Schiphol airport lies about 30 kms to the North.

Full Description & Details

18 August 2012

Sitting outside, having finished our barbecue; it's warm. Automatically, the three of us who are sitting outside (my mother, little son no. 2 and I), start looking up at the night-sky from our seats while it is getting darker. I show my son (he's 11) The Sky at Night, a star-watching-kit with charts and a 'skydisk' and explain to him how the Big Dipper (in the Netherlands it is called De Grote Beer – The ‘Big or Large Bear') can be used to find the North et cetera.

When it has gone dark, there is a lot of activity in the sky: apart from the usual airplanes and satellites, in the following order I/we see:

nr.1: to the left of the handle of the Big Dipper (which was more or less in the West) a rather bright little white light (a little ‘star’ if you will), in a jerky fashion and with the tiniest wobble moves 'down' along the handle and finally, I think even before reaching the pan, disappears.

Thinking back, it seems rather an odd coincidence that I witnessed the exact same thing (no other witnesses) a couple of weeks earlier, sitting outside on a campsite, during our summer holiday in the Department Lozere, in the South of France. Then also it seemed rather a special experience, so immediately after I drew a simple sketch of it too.

nr. 2: similar effect but the direction was more like sse-nnw and this light (little 'star') was followed, in the same direction but at a little distance, by a short, parallel streak of light, most likely a meteor (although the coincidence is rather peculiar, I think);

nr. 3: light/'star' moving in the same manner but opposite from direction in nr. 1;

nr. 4: same as nr. 1 again.

What struck all three of us as typical was the slightly (only just perceivable) jerky and wobbly motion of the star-like lights.

nr. 5: was firstly observed by my son with his younger eyes. “Look look!” he said, “There... there! Can’t you see it?!” and he pointed straight up into the night sky. I only saw it a second or two later because the color of the flying vessel was a dim metal grey and – regrettably – my eyes aren't what they used to be and had to adjust again to the dark sky. But, after also having spotted it, and having just enough time to focus, I could clearly discern it. It was not even that small. This also proved to be the most spectacular event we saw that night. It must have been after 23:00 hrs., maybe 23:15. Making a photograph was out of the question: too dark, no camera within grabbing range and no time to get one inside.

The direction was approximately East-West. And it passed right over our heads, no sound.

The vessel seemed to be one object in a diamond shape (don't laugh: something like Thunderbird 2, but edgier), seemingly again consisting of four separate diamond-shaped segments.

They may, on the other hand, have been 4 grey graphitic segments flying very closely together as if forming one object.

But I am pretty certain it was the former. The reason for (some) doubt lies in a kind of indentations between these segments. Like the indentation for an exhaust pipe in the chassis of a car.

Additionally, in the middle of each of the four segments, there was a (as to form) lightning-like bluish-white neon tube-like light, but serrated light like a real lightning bolt, put in a diagonal position to the center of the whole. As I remember it, the four lights alternately – and very quickly – went on and off, i.e. they rapidly flashed in a kind of crosswise pattern, but in a very exact and regular rhythm.

I have never witnessed anything like this. My mother still hasn't because her eyes could not meet the challenge of the dark and fast movement of the object..

The vessel did not seem to be flying very high, we heard not a sound from it although it moved right over our heads. My estimate is that it went pretty speedy, maybe between 150 and 200 km/h (as said: no sound) but since the height was rather unclear, so remain its size and speed.

If I must make an estimate: height: approx. 100 mtrs. Size: about the size of a fighter jet (which it was not). My guess (if it was 50 to 60 meters up), circa 20x7 meters at the largest. If it was higher up it would be anybody’s guess. Was it a drone, possibly? Who might know? How big do ‘they’ make them these days. (And would ‘they’ now know how to make those fly in complete silence too?).

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

If it was, I suspect the flying object was probably not one known to the general public because of its particular features like the absence of sound and the four electrical lights. (And that is my guess because it looked so 'solid').

Witness Background

Apart from being a translator, my regular job is in a university library.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

There is far too much evidence not to take UFOs/UAPs (and other phenomena for that matter) very serious. Far too many reputable men and women (civilian a.w.a. military, not to mention astronauts) have reported on sightings. And on far too many occasions (cf. incidents at US and USSR nuclear facilities) through time, but also in the present their existence keeps being proven. Indeed I am referring to 'ET UFOs' here although I know there are also the more 'earthly' kind.

Other Comments

In these crucially important matters for mankind, let us follow the shining examples of people who dare to be truthful, not deceptive and secretive, like Paul Hellyer, Steven Greer, Gordon Cooper, Edgar Mitchell and so many more.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

ufomeldpunt.nl, the Dutch reporting center for ufo-sightings.

Name: 

Sven Aalten

Your Location: 

Leiderdorp, The Netherlands

Age: 

57

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As seen from below at night. August 18, 2012, the Netherlands.

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Date:

March, 18, 2010

Location:

Pune, Maharastra, India

Summary:

I could see three flying lanterns like fire-balls...

Date Reported:

4/26/2017 12:18:38 PM

Sighting Time: 

9 pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

approx 3 mins

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

They were Lanterns and they were lit up...

Size of Object(s)

3 inches width and 5 inches in height

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

20 feet away from me...

Description of Area / Surroundings

Hilly region on the outskirts of Pune. Secluded place, away from the city, with thick woods...

Full Description & Details

It was a starry night, and we were at a country-side resort. I was doing star-gazing and I could sense some moving objects. At first, I thought it was just my vision. Then, I realized that 3 objects were lit up and were flying...

They were not airplanes or chopper or any flying machines. I knew then, they were unidentified flying objects!

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

They looked like lamps or lanterns, man-made...

Witness Background

I'm a Science Communicator

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Well, I had just read about them, and knew UFOs existed. But then, after this particular phenomenon, I know that they do exist!

Other Comments

I have no idea if they were unmanned. But then,, they were flying quite fast, and then they disappeared.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

India

Age: 

46

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Date:

July, 15, 1947

Location:

Stringtown, Arkansas, United States

Summary:

I was a boy in 1947 and the sighting was in the Hills of Arkansas.

Date Reported:

4/20/2017 9:30:39 AM

Sighting Time: 

9:00 Pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

15 to 20 Minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

As explained above , Just a large Round Glass Ball.

Size of Object(s)

appox 30 ft to 40 feet around.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

The object came with in 20 feet of me standing by the car.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Hills of the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

Full Description & Details

I was a boy in 1947 and it was summer hot days and their was no air condition and very few fans

or electricity in that part of the state.

The sun had already gone down and my mom ask me to roll up the car windows in the ward because

it might rain, we had a old Nash car with suicide doors , i just reached the car and opened the door

and like anyone looking at the sky , i seen what i thought was a falling star , but it came to rest just

over a large oak tree across the road ,it bounced around a little bit and had small white corals comming

out all around it , which was natural ,because it was hot traveling thew the atmosphere that fast .

After it settled down a bit ,it could be seen clearly ,it was a large round object ,having a flat bottom

and a penile sticking out underneath,it was as large as the oak tree round ,which would make it

about 30 feet round, The object moved straight towards be , i was standing still behind the car door

,i could see an being in this large ball ,it looked like clear glass, he or what every they were was sitting

in a large chair with large balls on each arm, the being had his hands on the balls.and looked like

he was bent over pearing into some thing in front of him .Of course we new nothing about monitors

in those days.

The object move slowly over the house and went around , back to the tree where it came down, and

started making another round ,and went over the barn,and around back to the tree, it started another

wider circle and went back the back of the property and started up a small road north.

Their was another house sitting in a small valley and i could hear people talking on the back porch,

One one the girls seen the object just as it moved across the road , and she screamed you could hear

here for miles it seemed ,But the object liked to have had a breakdown,the being was trying to get

his machine in gear ,the thing bouncing all over ,it went straight up and hit a point and vanished .

But no one would believe us , and the incident was soon forgotten.

But now ,what i thank is these UFO's are from the last ages and looking for where they came from,

which no longer exist,

Robert L.Grisham/04/20/17

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

This was more than like a made object .

Witness Background

Background ,You Name it ,i have tried it ,I wrote a book about the human called the Hammer And Nail.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

New nothing about any UFO's in those days ,all we had was an old radio.

Other Comments

What i explained was i thank these beings are from the Earth but ventured off into the outer

limits and time means nothing ,Millions of years could have passed.These being do not have

the same corma as we do,There physical was not initiated by time laws, as we are.If they were

created in the first age By Yah Yuh they had no time limits and still exist. The second age the

time limit of the being was sit at 1000 to 1200 Years.

We are sit under a time limit 70 years to 120 years.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Robert L.Grisham

Your Location: 

Wichita,Kansas

Age: 

79

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Date:

April 8 2017

Location:

Rochester, Washington, United States

Summary:

While walking my dog at night my niece and observed 5 lights in the sky. They seemed to be heading towards what looked like a long row of lights just behind tree line was able to snap 3 pics of one of them. Images were taken consecutively and when enlarged the object changes shape.

Date Reported:

4/11/2017 6:37:03 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:39pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

Approx 15 mins

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

With naked eye object was bright with multi colored lights that appear to be spinning. When we enlarged the 3 pics of the same object taken one right after the other. 2 of the objects look like smoke and are in two digmfferet shapes. BUT the third one I cannot even begin to describe. It's amazing

Size of Object(s)

I have no clue

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Again not hood at that stuff but pics have the moon in for reference.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Their are alit of trees. More rural in settings and we are at the end of cul De sac. The closest place is ft. Lewis.

Full Description & Details

I had just taken my dog out for a walk. I immediately look to the stars. What I see with the naked eye is 4 objects with bright blue, red, green, and I'm not sure if it was white or yellow or a white light. The lights were spinning around and very bright. I ran back to house and got my 10 yr Old niece to cone out and look. We watched as they seemed to all be headed the same way. When i looked the way they were headedi sau a partially obstucted by trees a row of lights. My niece had spotted a 5th one towards the moon so I took 3 consecutive pics. We then went back inside to look at the amazing pics. In Each pic of the same object, taken back to back.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Their is absolutely no way this can be explained

Witness Background

I am a widow, who is very active. I was a deli manager, lifeguard and taught arts and crafts to children.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

As a child my sis abd i saw something. Im a believer since I moved to this area I've seen 4 sighting two of which I remembered to take pics. Everyone was different.

Other Comments

My niece saw the space station and was devestated when she found out it wasnt. That is why i went running back to get her. This was one of the most amazing pic I have ever personally seen.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Rochester, wa. U. S.

Age: 

54

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Date:

July, 1979

Location:

San Rafael, France

Summary:

UFO ascended from the Mediterranean to a height of approx 500 feet . After a short pause it then shot off at an incredible speed , so fast that after only a couple of seconds it was no longer visible .

Date Reported:

4/11/2017 5:09:27 PM

Sighting Time: 

7pm

Day/Night: 

Dusk/Evening

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

20 seconds

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The object was a silver metallic craft and bigger at the base than the top .

Size of Object(s)

I estimate the size to be around 15 feet at the base and 8 feet high .

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Rose out of the Sea to about 500 feet and was about 300 feet away .

Description of Area / Surroundings

I was staying at a camp site and viewed the craft from a small hill nearby , overlooking the Mediterranean .

Full Description & Details

Early evening one summers day in the South of France and I was alone atop a small hill overlooking the Mediterranean . While admiring the fabulous view I felt completely at peace with the world and then my attention was drawn to a metallic disc like object which slowly ascended out of the Sea . It made no sound and there was no sign of any exhaust emissions . It rose slowly in front of me to around 500 feet and paused before accelerating at an incredible speed . It clearly travelled faster than the speed of sound but there was no sonic boom .

It wasn't like anything I had ever seen before and I concluded it must have been from another world . I remained in a wonderful peaceful state and just observed the event calmly .

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No , the day was clear and there was still several hours of daylight left .

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Before my sighting I hadn't given ufo's much thought . Afterwards I buried the experience in my mind because I thought no one would believe me . Recently I have learned a lot about the subject and have had more experiences both in the physical realm and in the dream state .

Other Comments

In the 1980's while living in San Francisco I witnessed a human shape shift to a reptilian being . I was with a group of people but I was the only one aware of the change .

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Martin Pace

Your Location: 

Blackpool , England

Age: 

61

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Date:

January, 18, 1973

Location:

long beach , California, United States

Summary:

very big

Date Reported:

4/11/2017 10:40:51 AM

Sighting Time: 

12:30

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

it was big lights on the bottom maby a mile long in the Hudson valley.august 18 2016 long tube in west palm beach fl .

Size of Object(s)

ny i could have held a beachball at arm and it still be bigger.fl a quarter

Description of Area / Surroundings

backwoods and city

Full Description & Details

exp. 0g

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

no

Witness Background

9th grade truck

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

i want to think they are not real for it is

Other Comments

i want a way to take a message

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

mufon but not all

Name: 

Richard

Your Location: 

wpb fl

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Date:

November, 8, 1965

Location:

near Port Lavaca, Texas, United States

Summary:

I was driving to Seadrift TX at approx. 10:20 pm with my mother and brother on a deserted road near Port Lavaca Texas when a beam of light came out of nowhere, shot through the windshield of my car and a large craft hovered overhead before landing in a field nearby.

Date Reported:

4/11/2017 8:17:30 AM

Sighting Time: 

10:20 pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

15 minutes or longer

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Large bulky dark object. From what I could see after it landed it appeared to be as large as a two story building with a semi cirle of large lighted windows at the top. The smaller round one appeared to be approx 15 to 20 ft across, a dull black color with a row of multi colored lights that came on around the underside right before it shot off.

Description of Area / Surroundings

rural area sourround by fields. No street lights of any kind. No houses nearby.

Full Description & Details

I am contacting you after reading the book "Dimensions" this past week and saw a reference to the UFO reported by two police offiers on Sept 8, 1965 on Hwy 6 near Damon Texas. That artical brought back all the memories of something I have tried to forget for years. After finding officer McCoy's live interview on the internet I knew immediately we had witnessed the exact same UFO near the same area in 1965. The encounter has haunted me til this day. Right after the incident I had such horrible nightmares and was terrified to be left alone in our rural neighborhood for fear they knew where to find me. There were three of us in the car that night. My mother is gone and so is her testimony but my brother and I both agree that after the craft landed in a nearby field and two smallers ones emerged and headed our way our memory stopped and did not start up again until we watched the small round one lift off in front of my car and dissappear at an incrediable speed. At the time of the incident we never reported it. Recently I emailed Derrel Sims but he was not interesed in talking to me about it. I was only 18 at he time, my brother was 17 and my mother had just turned 42. I had no idea what a UFO was and did not realize what was happening. My brother thought it was a police helicopter that was trying to stop me for speeding. After it shot another bean through the back window, my brother told me to pull over and I did. We watched it land. It appeared to be extremely low.........maybe 20 to 30 ft above my car. I am a respectable, sober individual and have worked with various school districts over the years and would rather no have my name connected to this report.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No. There was no man made object in 1965 that was capable of the same.

Witness Background

I have been a respectable busines owner for many years. I was active in my church and assisted the priest at mass during the late 70's and early 80's. I owned a minority, woman owned commerical HVAC contracting company for the past 14 years and did work in schools.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Before the sighting I know nothing about UFO's. I had just turned 18 a few months early. We nevered discussed UFO's at home or in school.

Other Comments

I don't want to be branded as an unstable nut of some kind.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

Derely Sims in March 2017

Your Location: 

Crosby, TX

Age: 

69

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Date:

February,

Location:

Colorado ,Springs Colorado , Colorado, United States

Summary:

I caught UFO's on my camera in Colorado, Springs Colorado. I didn't realize that I had even caught the sight of then untill I went back to look at my pictures blew them up and seen like 10 or 11 right above the mountains and in the clouds.They look like black balls in the sky one of them look like it was trying to camouflage it's self to look like a cloud , but you can tell that they are not plans or birds .

Date Reported:

4/11/2017 1:52:50 AM

Sighting Time: 

4:05 PM

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The ships look like round balls of blinking lights I even seen one that look like a floating phone booth but red and pretty. Some times I feel as some one is watching me and some times when I look at them and I feel scared like I am going to fall off a cliff and my stomach starts to get really upset when I feel they are near by.

Size of Object(s)

I can tell you that the are round in shape most of the time with different colors and I really can't tell you how big they are but if I can see them in my pictures then the must be at least as big as a plan or bigger I really can give a accurate size.

Description of Area / Surroundings

When I took the first 3 pictures I was wanting to capture the beauty of our beautiful mountains I didn't notice the ships untill a few days later. I was board and decided to look back and blow up my pictures and when I did blow them up that's when I noticed the ships one that you just couldn't miss because it stands out in the pictures.

Full Description & Details

I was so excited because as a little girl I had seen things in the clouds before and always wondered what could they be. I live in Pueblo, Co and have seen them in the sky for the 4th of July they were pretty much in different parts of the sky. I wanted so bad to capture the pictures of that night but my phone just wasn't working for me. I seen one the was turning colors. First it was like a red ball then blue then green then turn to a white color. One was hovering close to us and I could hear like a humming noise and watch them go up and down one minute they are there and the next minute they are gone.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No I Don't think the Air Force or the Army can say what they were. Because there were no balloons for a special event and I know that they aren't plans because plans aren't round.

Witness Background

I am a stay at home wife now and I'm disabled now I had many jobs in my life and I have always been a person who checks out the sky and the stars. I was born with a gift of visions of good and bad things to come. I can sense things and I Don't like the visions that I see.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

UFO's I feel have been hear all along hear on earth and I believe that if they wanted to hurt us in any way, they could of because they are much more intelligent then our Human race. And I believe that they want us to keep peace in our world.

Other Comments

I think that they have there reasons for watching us and I feel like we all evolved from these beings but in time they will let us know there real reason why they share our planet with us and they could be peacefull and might want us to live together in one planet.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Pueblo,Co

Age: 

55

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Date:

April 8 2017

Location:

Rochester, Washington, United States

Summary:

While walking my dog at night my niece and observed 5 lights in the sky. They seemed to be heading towards what looked like a long row of lights just behind tree line was able to snap 3 pics of one of them. Images were taken consecutively and when enlarged the object changes shape.

Date Reported:

4/10/2017 11:32:45 AM

Sighting Time: 

11:39pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

Approx 15 mins

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

With naked eye object was bright with multi colored lights that appear to be spinning. When we enlarged the 3 pics of the same object taken one right after the other. 2 of the objects look like smoke and are in two digmfferet shapes. BUT the third one I cannot even begin to describe. It's amazing

Size of Object(s)

I have no clue

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Again not hood at that stuff but pics have the moon in for reference.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Their are alit of trees. More rural in settings and we are at the end of cul De sac. The closest place is ft. Lewis.

Full Description & Details

I had just taken my dog out for a walk. I immediately look to the stars. What I see with the naked eye is 4 objects with bright blue, red, green, and I'm not sure if it was white or yellow or a white light. The lights were spinning around and very bright. I ran back to house and got my 10 yr Old niece to cone out and look. We watched as they seemed to all be headed the same way. When i looked the way they were headedi sau a partially obstucted by trees a row of lights. My niece had spotted a 5th one towards the moon so I took 3 consecutive pics. We then went back inside to look at the amazing pics. In Each pic of the same object, taken back to back.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Their is absolutely no way this can be explained

Witness Background

I am a widow, who is very active. I was a deli manager, lifeguard and taught arts and crafts to children.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

As a child my sis abd i saw something. Im a believer since I moved to this area I've seen 4 sighting two of which I remembered to take pics. Everyone was different.

Other Comments

My niece saw the space station and was devestated when she found out it wasnt. That is why i went running back to get her. This was one of the most amazing pic I have ever personally seen.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Rochester, wa. U. S.

Age: 

54

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Date:

January, 28,

Location:

Riverside, California, United States

Summary:

Was taking astro photos of the Orion Nebula. When I looked at the raw image files after downloading them to my computer I noticed streaks in the photo that I couldn't explain. I've seen lots of streaks before in my shots of birds, planes and meteors but this wan NOT any of these.

Date Reported:

4/7/2017 12:25:22 PM

Sighting Time: 

8:30 PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

20 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

faint light streaks. Not very long in several 33 second exposures.

Size of Object(s)

My finger, at arms length would cover the whole frame so I calculate it would take 17 or 18 of these "streaks", end to end to stretch across the frame.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Unknown, but it appears as thought they are very high.

Description of Area / Surroundings

I'd say I'm on the edge of a suburban neighborhood. Fairly dark, but light pollution comes from Corona, just a few miles to the west. camera was aimed at a relatively dark area of the sky to the SSE.. Nothing else unusual in the area. Closest military base is Camp Pendleton which is 42 ariel miles south.

Full Description & Details

Nikon D90 directly mounted on a 10” f3.9 Newtonion Astrograph for “prime focus imaging”.

Photo DSC_0933.NEF is a 50 second exposure in the general area that the ‘mystery’ photos were taken. It’s shows what a plane looks like when it passes the camera.

There are 33 raw file photos (DSC_0737.NEF to DSC_0769.NEF), some of which show unidentified streaks. They were taken aimed at the Orion Nebula at approximately 35x power. These are 33 second exposures at ISO 1600. They were taken from 8:30pm until 8:50pm.

What baffles me is that for such a very tiny portion of the sky, the streaks do not go very far in 33 seconds. I don’t think they are birds or planes. They seem to fly in formation of 2, 3 or more several times across my field of view. If they are some sort of craft, they are really, really slow or they are really, really far away. I don’t think any of our spacecraft fly in formation. In this twenty minute period, I count a total of 9 objects.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

I cannot explain these streaks. I don't belive they are insects, birds, bats, planes, or any celestial objects that I'm aware of. And I think I'm somewhat qualified to give an opinion. (See my background info below)

Witness Background

I'm a retired manufacturing engineer and currently work as a free-lance photographer. I also hold a private pilot licence. I'm a 32 deg Mason. I've been an amature astronomer for over 35 years. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, my employer moved me to Southern California 16 years ago.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I'm open minded. As an astronomer having some idea of the vastness of our universe and considering all the exo planets we've discovered in the past few years, I'm certain there is other life out there. UFO's? I'm not convinced yet, but I certainly take the subject seriously.

Other Comments

If you are interested in viewing the frames, I can upload them to my website with a password so only you can view them.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Dale Updegrove

Your Location: 

Riverside, California USA

Age: 

70

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