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+# 60,000+ UFO Sightings from the National UFO Reporting Center
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+More than 60,000 accounts of UFO sightings, including detailed eye-witness descriptions, location, date reported and sighted, duration and shape. The data comes from the National UFO Reporting Center.
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+### Fields
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+Schema:
+
+ field :sighted_at, :time
+ field :reported_at, :time
+ field :shape, :symbol
+ field :duration, :string
+ field :description, :string
+ field :location, Wu::Geo::Place
+ field :coordinates, :array, of: :float
+ field :location_str, :string
+
+Example:
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+ { "sighted_at":"2007-03-08T06:00:00Z",
+ "reported_at":"2007-03-09T06:00:00Z",
+ "shape":"disk", "duration":"4 min",
+ "description":"Second sighting of oval/disk metallic objectSighting Report Thursday, March 8, 2007 On smoke break facing southeast on Rockville Pike I again saw a disk/oval shaped craft flying in a southeast direction. It was about the height on my sixth floor of my office building. This was the second sighting of this same object that I saw in January 2007. Once again, it was oval/disk shaped highly polished silver on one half and highly polished cherry red color on the other half. It again, tumbled occassionaly and I was able to see the bright reflection of the 2 halves.A man who works on the 7th floor was outside and I called to him to come here, hurry. He came over to me quickly and I pointed to the object in the sky and said, what is that? He looked and said Oh my goodness what is it? Is it a ufo? I said it probably is maybe a probe or some type of spying device. It made no sound and quickly flew out of our sight. As an aside, when I drove to work that morning, around 7:55 I saw 2 helicopters flying north following Route 355 in Rockville.",
+ "location":{"place_type":"administrative","place_id":"98162850","osm_id":133700,"latitude":39.0840054,"longitude":-77.1527573,"city":"Rockville","county":"Montgomery County","state":"Maryland","country":"United States of America","bbox":[-77.2003021240234,39.053150177002,-77.1077423095703,39.1204452514648]},
+ "coordinates":[-77.1527573,39.0840054],"location_str":"Rockville, MD",}
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+1995-10-09T05:00:00Z 1995-10-09T05:00:00Z Iowa City, IA Man repts. witnessing "flash, followed by a classic UFO, w/ a tailfin at back." Red color on top half of tailfin. Became triangular. 41.6606893 -91.5302214 Iowa City Iowa Iowa United States of America
+1995-10-10T05:00:00Z 1995-10-11T05:00:00Z Milwaukee, WI 2 min. Man on Hwy 43 SW of Milwaukee sees large, bright blue light streak by his car, descend, turn, cross road ahead, strobe. Bizarre! 43.0349931 -87.922497 Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin United States of America 2 min
+1995-01-01T06:00:00Z 1995-01-03T06:00:00Z Shelton, WA Telephoned Report:CA woman visiting daughter witness discs and triangular ships over Squaxin Island in Puget Sound. Dramatic. Written report, with illustrations, submitted to NUFORC. 47.2150945 -123.1007066 Shelton Mason County Washington United States of America
+1995-05-10T05:00:00Z 1995-05-10T05:00:00Z Columbia, MO 2 min. Man repts. son's bizarre sighting of small humanoid creature in back yard. Reptd. in Acteon Journal, St. Louis UFO newsletter. 38.951883 -92.3337366 Columbia Boone County Missouri United States of America 2 min
+1995-06-11T05:00:00Z 1995-06-14T05:00:00Z Seattle, WA Anonymous caller repts. sighting 4 ufo's in NNE sky, 45 deg. above horizon. (No other facts reptd. No return tel. #.) 47.6038321 -122.3300624 Seattle King County Washington United States of America
+1995-10-25T05:00:00Z 1995-10-24T05:00:00Z Brunswick County, ND 30 min. Sheriff's office calls to rept. that deputy, 20 mi. SSE of Wilmington, is looking at peculiar, bright white, strobing light. 30 min
+1995-04-20T05:00:00Z 1995-04-19T05:00:00Z Fargo, ND 2 min. Female student w/ friend witness huge red light in sky. 2 others witness. Obj pulsated, started to flicker. Winked out. 46.8171175 -96.8351055301007 Fargo Cass County North Dakota United States of America 2 min
+1995-09-11T05:00:00Z 1995-09-11T05:00:00Z Las Vegas, NV Man repts. bright, multi-colored obj. in NW night sky. Disappeared while he was in house. 36.145204 -115.1611806 Las Vegas Clark Nevada United States of America
+1995-01-15T06:00:00Z 1995-02-14T06:00:00Z Morton, WA Woman reports 2 craft fly over house. Strange events taking place in town w/ paramilitary activities. 46.5570542 -122.2751715 Morton Lewis County Washington United States of America
+1995-09-15T05:00:00Z 1995-09-15T05:00:00Z Redmond, WA 6 min. Young man w/ 2 co-workers witness tiny, distinctly white round disc drifting slowly toward NE. Flew in dir. 90 deg. to winds. 47.6694141 -122.1238767 Redmond King County Washington United States of America 6 min
+1994-08-01T05:00:00Z 1995-02-20T06:00:00Z Renton, WA Man repts. seeing 2x large ships hovering in night sky while using Russian-made night binoculars. 47.481545 -122.189811416667 Renton King County Washington United States of America
+1995-07-22T05:00:00Z 1995-07-24T05:00:00Z Springfield, IL 1 min. Man & mother report small, glowing, cigar-shaped obj. moving slowly across sky. Accelerated suddenly, streaked off. 39.7989763 -89.6443688 Springfield Sangamon County Illinois United States of America 1 min
+1995-06-11T05:00:00Z 1995-06-12T05:00:00Z Sharon, MA Man witnessed "tablet shaped obj., like stubby aspirin," with dull, metallic surface, descend, follow military jets. Good rept. 42.1237102 -71.1786627 Sharon Norfolk County Massachusetts United States of America
+1995-08-21T05:00:00Z 1995-08-23T05:00:00Z Laporte, WA 5 sec. Several children report to their father that they witnessed "red star" streak across sky. 48.609001 -122.922632 Orcas San Juan County Washington United States of America 5 sec
+1995-04-16T05:00:00Z 1995-04-16T05:00:00Z Villa Rica, GA GA Hwy. Patrol dispatch repts. trooper observed advertising blimp for video company in area of prior report. 33.732052 -84.9191081 Villa Rica Carroll County Georgia United States of America
+1995-02-07T06:00:00Z 1995-02-07T06:00:00Z Raymond, WA Woman witnesses object. (Facts unclear.) 46.6864843 -123.7329469 Raymond Pacific County Washington United States of America
+1995-11-18T06:00:00Z 1995-11-17T06:00:00Z Orlando, FL Woman repts. bizarre "half circle" obj. in sky to SE. Projects ray downward! Something appeared to "fall" from the main object. 28.5421175 -81.3790462 Orlando Orange County Florida United States of America
+1995-06-10T05:00:00Z 1995-06-11T05:00:00Z Glade Spring, VA 5 min. Woman, children, and grandmother witness 4 bizarre, bright green "stars" hovering nearby. Suddenly got brighter, streak off. 36.791225 -81.7712324 Glade Spring Washington County Virginia United States of America 5 min
+1995-05-14T05:00:00Z 1995-05-14T05:00:00Z Silver Beach, NY 25 min. Woman repts. eight people observing very large obj.--1/2 diameter of full moon--visible in western sky. Moves to south. 40.8116667 -73.8063889 Silver Beach Bronx New York United States of America 25 min
+1995-02-04T06:00:00Z 1995-02-04T06:00:00Z Lewiston, MT Man & wife witness bright white light w/ red & blue lights. Moves slowly. 46.438642 -109.83191 Harlowton Wheatland Montana United States of America
+1995-08-12T05:00:00Z 1995-09-11T05:00:00Z Fort Myers Beach, FL Woman witnesses "meteor shower" over G. of Mex.. Minutes later, sees very bright light streak overhead at very low altitude. 26.4520248 -81.948145 Fort Myers Beach Lee County Florida United States of America
+1995-11-06T06:00:00Z 1995-11-06T06:00:00Z St. Augustine, FL 20 sec. Anon. rpt. of bizarre obj. that "looked like the Shuttle" moving S to N across sky, 20 deg. in 20 sec.. Visible exhaust plume. Bright. 29.894691 -81.314517 St. Augustine Florida United States of America 20 sec
+1995-06-28T05:00:00Z 1995-06-28T05:00:00Z Lisbon, ME Young man looking out window sees very bright "star" drifting slowly across sky. Calls police. Two witnesses. 44.0314649 -70.1044975 Lisbon Androscoggin Maine United States of America
+1995-03-14T06:00:00Z 1995-03-14T06:00:00Z Fontana, CA 5 min. Nine adults witnessing 6-8 objects moving in western sky. Shaped like arrow, then square. Many 911 reports. 34.1088175 -117.459930142996 Fontana San Bernardino County California United States of America 5 min
+1995-03-06T06:00:00Z 1995-03-07T06:00:00Z Hilltop, NJ 5 sec. Young boy reports seeing oval-shaped object w/ "lots of lights. (Got tel. # from I. Asimov book.) 40.4926 -75.3787909 Hilltop Bucks Pennsylvania United States of America 5 sec
+1995-05-06T05:00:00Z 1995-05-16T05:00:00Z Lebanon, OR Woman repts. seeing two large, bright objects, like "funnels of light," in eastern sky from top of Snow Peak. 44.5365119 -122.9070339 Lebanon Linn Oregon United States of America
+1995-07-30T05:00:00Z 1995-07-30T05:00:00Z Newtown, CT 30 sec. Man & wife witness two sightings of an obj. moving across sky very fast. 41.4123225 -73.3114235802945 Newtown Fairfield County Connecticut United States of America 30 sec
+1995-08-22T05:00:00Z 1995-08-22T05:00:00Z Prescott, AZ 2 sec. Father & son witness strange obj. streak across sky "in clump of cloud." Seconds later, they crest hill, obj. is gone, no clouds vis. 34.5400242 -112.4685025 Prescott Yavapai Arizona United States of America 2 sec
+1995-02-07T06:00:00Z 1995-02-07T06:00:00Z Quilcene, WA 20 sec Bangor Facility empl. witnesses 6 strange lights over Quilcene, WA, on way to work. 20 sec. sighting. Good report. 47.8222945 -122.8751712 Quilcene Jefferson County Washington United States of America 20 sec
+1995-09-09T05:00:00Z 1995-09-10T05:00:00Z Silverdale, WA 2 sec. Man outside smoking witnesses 3 "dull orange" circular craft streak overhead to west. Each approx. 1/4 diameter of full moon. 47.6594091 -122.6766317 Silverdale Kitsap County Washington United States of America 2 sec
+1995-03-28T06:00:00Z 1995-03-28T06:00:00Z Cordova, AK 15 min A public employee calls NUFORC to report a very dramatic sighting in the outskirts of Cordova, AK. The person was driving in the vicinity of the Cordova Airport, when the witness reports observing a "clump of fog" jumping across the roadway in front of the car. The witness's attention is immediately drawn to the event, although concludes that it must just have been fog being swept over the roadway. A few seconds later, witness sees the same event, but the "object" is now closer, and more visible. The circling event occurs a total of six times, and is concluded when a strange looking object is hovering over the right-front fender of the witness's car. The witness proceeds to drive many more miles toward the town of Cordova, when the witness becomes aware of two large, disc-shaped objects sitting in a meadow beside the roadway. The witness calls the next morning, and is quite emotionally upset by the experience. Reports that the event was quite dramatic. 60.552345 -145.688849517765 Cordova Valdez-Cordova Alaska United States of America 15 min
+1995-04-04T05:00:00Z 1995-04-04T05:00:00Z Folsom, NJ Woman repts. stationary light in sky, which dims when aircraft pass by. 39.8898346 -75.3251883 Folsom Delaware County Pennsylvania United States of America
+1995-02-28T06:00:00Z 1995-03-02T06:00:00Z Harrisonburg, VA Journalist calls seeking information regarding recent multiple sightings near Harrisonburg, VA. 38.4440835 -78.8719367 Harrisonburg Rockingham County Virginia United States of America
+1995-02-22T06:00:00Z 1995-02-22T06:00:00Z Vancouver, WA 4 sec. Multiple witnesses, newspaper article about green obj streaking to north. Many calls to media. 45.6306954 -122.6744557 Vancouver Clark County Washington United States of America 4 sec
+1995-09-12T05:00:00Z 1995-09-14T05:00:00Z North Haven, CT 5 min. Woman observes bizarre object hovering motionless in cemetary. Looked like "large, bright red bicycle helmut w/ speckles on it." 41.3909305 -72.859545 North Haven New Haven County Connecticut United States of America 5 min
+1995-08-24T05:00:00Z 1995-08-25T05:00:00Z Battle Creek, MI Older woman reports witnessing "a square thing w/ a lot of lights" that descended out of night sky. (Facts incomplete.) 42.3192548 -85.1824269 Battle Creek Calhoun County Michigan United States of America
+1995-01-30T06:00:00Z 1995-01-30T06:00:00Z Jacksonville, FL 90 sec. Man and wife were driving north on I-95 and observed what he thought was a "landing light" in the clear night sky, which appeared to be "pointed" at him. Then he witnessed a second light, more orange, and smaller than the first, which faded from view in about 5 seconds after first being observed. The pair of lights then appeared to split into two and continued flying to the southeast, one above the other now. They then appeared to fade out rapidly. 30.3321838 -81.655651 Jacksonville Duval County Florida United States of America 90 sec
+1995-08-29T05:00:00Z 1995-08-29T05:00:00Z Boise, ID 1 sec. Man repts. sighting bright white light streaking E to W 60 deg. above S horizon. 1/3 diameter of full moon. 2nd sighting by others. 43.615046 -116.2044429 Boise Ada County Idaho United States of America 1 sec
+1995-01-21T06:00:00Z 1995-01-22T06:00:00Z Seymour, TN 3 min. A man and his fiancee were returning from TN to their home in western NC. They had turned from Route 441 to Route 411 and had driven south approximately 3 miles, when they observed a huge triangular ship, estimated to be 50 yds. in width, hovering less than 100 yds. off the ground. It was virtually motionless in the sky, except when it was to seen to rotate horizontally. It had a red and blue light on the ventral side, and there were either 3 or 4 strange lights on what was taken to be the trailing edge of the craft. Observed for 2 or 3 minutes. The observers were awed by what they had seen. They said it was very similar to the triangular craft reported over Belgium, which they had seen described on television. 35.8810385 -83.7766217275262 Seymour Sevier County Tennessee United States of America 3 min
+1995-10-22T05:00:00Z 1995-10-24T05:00:00Z Bessemer, AL 15 min. Man, wife, 2 children, driving down long hill, see bizarre cluster of lights, "like Christmas tree in the sky." Multiple witnesses. 33.3750295 -87.0182699856433 Bessemer Jefferson County Alabama United States of America 15 min
+1995-09-16T05:00:00Z 1995-09-16T05:00:00Z Seattle, WA 20 sec. Man repts. large "vee-shaped boomerang w/ fluorescent light on leading edge" pass slowly overhead. Estimated 500' altitude. 47.6038321 -122.3300624 Seattle King County Washington United States of America 20 sec
+1994-12-31T06:00:00Z 1995-04-26T05:00:00Z West Union, OH Young man repts. seeing orange dot, which fluttered, descended, disappeared, then suddenly reappeared w/ 3 other objs. 38.7945166 -83.5451934 West Union Adams County Ohio United States of America
+1995-04-23T05:00:00Z 1995-04-23T05:00:00Z Bradenton, FL 5 min. Man & wife witness "Armada of bright objs," streak across sky in formation. Fly SE. Very unusual. Not meteors!((NUFORC Note: No other information provided by witness. Witness elects to remain anonymous. PD)) 27.4989278 -82.5748194 Bradenton Manatee County Florida United States of America 5 min
+1995-02-22T06:00:00Z 1995-02-22T06:00:00Z Seattle, WA 4 sec. Multiple calls regarding green obj. streaking NNW from Renton to Paine Field. Low alt. (?) One witness repts. it hovered. 47.6038321 -122.3300624 Seattle King County Washington United States of America 4 sec
+1995-03-14T06:00:00Z 1995-03-19T06:00:00Z N. Judson, IN Man reports sighting. ( Facts unclear; no return call.) 41.2157904 -86.777617 North Judson Starke County Indiana United States of America
+1995-11-16T06:00:00Z 1995-11-16T06:00:00Z Elk Grove, CA 40 sec. Woman outside smoking sees bizarre craft "w/ red lights" pass silently overhead. When she peered around house, was gone. 38.4087993 -121.3716178 Elk Grove Sacramento County California United States of America 40 sec
+1995-02-02T06:00:00Z 1995-02-03T06:00:00Z Denmark, WI cone 75 min Caller, and apparently several other people, witnessed multiple strange craft streaking through the night sky in vicinity of Denmark and Mirabel, WI. Craft were seen to streak overhead, as well as to descend vertically, as fast as a meteorite, then stop suddenly just above the ground. During the last 30 minutes of the sighting, aircraft, which appeared to be U. S. military craft, were seen either pursuing, or chaperoning, the strange craft.. Objects were cone-shaped, with a red nose and a green tail (sic). 44.347774 -87.8273118 Denmark Brown County Wisconsin United States of America 75 min
+1994-12-09T06:00:00Z 1995-06-07T05:00:00Z Cromwell, CT 8 min. Woman witnesses bizarre cluster of lights overhead, humming sound, sees strange beam of light "scanning" ground. Exclnt rept. 41.5950989 -72.6453705 Cromwell Middlesex Connecticut United States of America 8 min
+1995-06-25T05:00:00Z 1995-06-27T05:00:00Z Sioux Falls, SD UFO investigator relays rept.: his son and other children rept. witnessing 4-5 red objs. 4 miles W of city. Two objs. seen to land. 43.5499749 -96.700327 Sioux Falls Minnehaha County South Dakota United States of America
+1995-08-09T05:00:00Z 1995-08-09T05:00:00Z Fresno, CA 15 min. Couple witness multiple red/purple globular objects, "the size of cantaloups," moving across yard! Witnessed 10 objects at once! 36.748772 -119.714840405172 Fresno Fresno County California United States of America 15 min
+1995-08-25T05:00:00Z 1995-08-25T05:00:00Z Kansas City, KS Telephoned Report: Man calls to report AP news wire report regarding object over W Pennsylvania. Report appears to contain multiple tech. errors. 39.1078505 -94.7343196 Kansas City Wyandotte County Kansas United States of America
+1995-01-09T06:00:00Z 1995-03-07T06:00:00Z Marion, NY 3 min. Young girl sees bright light streaming through bedroom window. Sees 4' humanoid & weird lights in yard. 43.143397 -77.1891469 Marion Wayne New York United States of America 3 min
+1995-05-07T05:00:00Z 1995-05-10T05:00:00Z Cannon, NH 1 min. Woman momentarily "blinded" by bright flash of light directed at her face. She & husband witness thin disc, streaks off FAST. 43.6920223 -70.7983942 Limerick York County Maine United States of America 1 min
+1995-09-13T05:00:00Z 1995-09-13T05:00:00Z Corpus Christi, TX 10 min. Man out walking sees bizarre obj., w/ pulsing red light on top, beaming light on house! Obj. was approx. 1/2 block distant. 27.823713 -97.4173979435294 Corpus Christi Nueces County Texas United States of America 10 min
+1995-08-08T05:00:00Z 1995-08-09T05:00:00Z Oregon City, OR 30 min. Former U.S.Army officer (Ph.D.) reports strange cluster of lights, "like Christmas lights," moving overhead. Neighbor sees object. 45.3573429 -122.6067583 Oregon City Clackamas County Oregon United States of America 30 min
+1995-02-04T06:00:00Z 1995-02-04T06:00:00Z Chimacum, WA Man reports four lights now sitting still. (Agrees they probably are advertising lights.) 48.0146577 -122.770452 Chimacum Jefferson County Washington United States of America
+1995-07-22T05:00:00Z 1995-07-23T05:00:00Z Santa Clara, CA 30 min. Mr. Peter Davenport National UFO Reporting CenterPO Box 45623, University StationSeattle, WA 98145Dear Peter,Along with my report, I have enclosed a hand-written report from Ben Kwong who witnessed the same UFO's with me on Saturday, July 22, 1995. Mr. Kwong is an engineer and lives in San Jose. I did not get a written report from his 12-year-old son, Michael, but will send it to you if he writes one. I believe that the reports from Mr. Kwong and myself should be thorough enough. The only difficulty in writing our reports would be regarding the order in which we saw everything happen. This is due to the fact that we saw up to five UFO's (four to five in the air at once). We were not always looking at the same UFO at the same time. Since there were several UFO's in the sky at once during our sighting, we didn't always focus on the same UFO's. Anyway, the following is my accounting of what we saw. Also, please note that I may have incorrectly given you the time of the sighting as being between 10:30 AM and 11:00 to 11:15. The time was between 9:30 AM to 10:00 or later. It was definitely for at least a half hour, maybe an hour (I began teaching my tennis lesson at 9:00 and noticed the first UFO at about 9:30. When I arrived at home, 2 min. away, it was about 11:00 but I don't recall watching the UFO's for more than 45 min. to an hour at the very most -very minimum was a half hour).To whom it may concern:On Saturday, July 22, 1995 at 9:30 AM I, along with Michael Kwong (age 12), and his father (Ben Kwong), had a UFO's sighting which lasted for at least a half hour (to 10:15 AM or later) over the sky of Santa Clara, CA, from the Marina Playa Apt. complex tennis courts located at 3500 Granada Ave. and Lawrence Expressway (El Camino is a close cross street of Lawrence Expressway). The sighting first began at 9:30 AM when I was teaching Michael Kwong a tennis lesson. Michael was practicing his serve and was tossing the ball in the air. I looked at the ball toss as it went up and noticed that the moon was out. I also noticed an object by the moon which I took to be a star and appeared stationary like a star. I looked at the object again and thought it might be moving slowly. The object appeared to be moving slowly at a very high altitude, perhaps just within the atmosphere or at least at a very high altitude. I spoke to Michael and began to say things out loud like, "What is that? What the heck is that? It's not an airplane." Michael looked up at it as well. I stopped the lesson out of curiosity to watch this object. I walked over to the fence and yelled to Ben Kwong, who was sitting in his car reading the newspaper. I asked him to come out of his car to get a look a the object so we could figure out what it was. He stood down below the tennis courts, looking up at the object as I and Michael were too. Then Mr. Kwong came up to the court and all three of us continued to watch the object. The object looked completely round and whitish in appearance (perhaps due to the altitude or even entering the atmosphere?). The object slowly moved away from the moon and then curved a slowly headed back toward its original position, and then it appeared to hover and then start to move slowly again. We watched this object for a few minutes and then we saw another object which looked had the same appearance as the first object. I don't remember if Mr. Kwong or I spotted the next object first (Mr. Kwong's son is near sighted, so he had a harder time seeing). I believe we watched until finally we saw at least four of the whitish objects in the sky. At one point it appeared like they were hovering and moving slowly in four corners of the sky. When they were closer to us, they appeared metallic, sort of a metallic, silver to silver-blue in color. When they were higher up they initially appeared to be more whitish in color. Anyway, we continued watching several of these objects as they moved slowly, stop, and move in bizarre paths, unlike airplanes. They were very high but left no exhaust trail. They moved and changed direction, unlike weather balloons or satellites. At some point, after watching the (I'll call them silver, or metallic-silver/blue) objects, Ben and I noticed a red UFO, completely round like the others, but a metallic-red in color. We then both observed a silver UFO and the red UFO in a staggered formation, with the silver UFO leading in front to the left of the red UFO (doing what appeared to be the same speed). We noticed another red object at a lower altitude slowly moving up into the sky (not metallic, but more of an all orange to orange-red in color). I didn't, nor did Ben, take much notice of this object as it slowly went up into the sky. It could have been a balloon and didn't have the metallic look of the other objects which were very high in the sky. At some point, the silver UFO's would just disappear from sight. I don't know where they went, maybe out into the upper atmosphere, Then sometimes one would come back into view. The red UFO really caught my attention next. Ben had lost sight of it (you really had to "track" with your eyes without looking away from the UFO's or it would take a few seconds to find some of them again). Anyway, I told Ben that I could see the red UFO again. I saw it moving very slowly up in the sky and then it suddenly shot through the sky at an amazing speed. I said, " There it goes! There it goes! Look at it go!" Ben kept saying that he couldn't find it. We watched some of the other UFO's until it seemed that there were no more to see (they had all gone, but we didn't see them leave). We had about given up on seeing any more UFO's up there when I caught sight of the first or perhaps another red UFO. I told Ben to look up as I pointed to its location. Ben said he could see it. Suddenly the red UFO shot across the sky at an amazing speed, much much faster than any jet or rocket could fly (we were watching regular passenger jets crawl across the sky every once in awhile as we watched the UFO's. The passenger jets, and some jets which may have been military from Moffet Field, were at a much lower altitude than the UFO's, a testimony to the speed of the UFO's). I kept pointing at the red UFO as it sped across the sky. We were both in awe, and were both speaking out loud in our amazement of the speed of the object ("There is no way that can be a jet. Nothing is that fast. Look at it go." -etc., etc.). As I was moving my finger across the sky, tracking the object (in what would take a jet several minutes to travel, I followed the object across the sky in less than ten seconds. It was still at a very high altitude as well), Ben said he could see a silver UFO right next to the red one. I said I only could see the red one, but just before the red UFO completely went out of sight, I could see another UFO, a silver one, very close to the red UFO or joined to it. We were then completely convinced that we saw UFO's, things which are not man-made. We didn't see any more UFO's for a few minutes, so I resumed my tennis lesson, although I had a very hard time teaching. We stopped a few minutes later. I looked up again and saw one lone silver UFO (up so high that it appeared white). It was hovering and then started to move slowly again. I told Ben and Michael that there was another one up there. At this point, we already saw the most exciting part of our sighting (the red UFO & silver UFO shooting off). Our necks were tired from the strain of looking up, almost straight up at times for over a half hour (possibly an hour or more, as Ben stated, although I can't be sure). We really didn't take much notice of this UFO and we didn't see it disappear from sight, but it did a couple of minutes later. We parted between 10:30 and 11:00 AM. I went back to my apartment and called some TV stations to see if anyone had reported anything (I really thought SOMEONE would have witnessed what we saw and would report it. The TV station personnel said nobody else called in, plus they seemed rather skeptical of my story. That annoyed me a bit. I then called the Air Force in Santa Clara County. They switched me from command post to command post. I gave my story up to three times perhaps. They asked me at what time I saw the UFO's, took my story, and then said they would transfer me to another command post and to just tell them the same thing (that I told the first people I contacted). Finally, the Air Force gave me the phone # of the National UFO Reporting Agency (for whom I am writing this report). I, after giving my story to Peter Davenport, was made aware of the fact that another person in California reported seeing up to five UFO's on the same day I had my sighting. This was my first time every seeing anything like this in my life (I'm 29-years-old, teach tennis and am also a computer specialist teaching elementary school. Ben, like I said, is an engineer. So I believe we are both credible people).End of ReportI'm waiting to get my grandmother's written report of her two sightings and my mother's report of a sighting (these all happened many years ago). I was afraid to mention their sightings because I thought it might make my sighting less credible. I indeed immediately felt I had something to share with them and also wanted them to retell of their sightings as well. My grandmother's sightings are of particular interest to me since she saw a UFO in the Almaden area of San Jose, CA some 58 years ago. I teach in this area and my ancestors first settled there in the 1860's. Someone emailed me who lives in Almaden to tell me she and her daughter & 14-year-old son had sightings in Almaden. She said that her son saw one hovering over the school that I teach at. This was before she even knew that I teach at this school! Anyway, I don't know how many people you can believe on the Internet re. sightings, but I know what I saw, and that's good enough for me. The only other strange thing I observed in my life was described to me by someone on the Internet as being "ball lightening" or something like it. I was twelve-years-old at the time. I don't know if that is UFO related or not. Is it just a normal phenomenon. It happened indoors. It went under a cot. The cot shot straight up in the air, about five feet, and there was nothing underneath the cot! The object was indefinable in shape, just grayish/white, and swirling. It seemed to react to me as I entered the room and skimmed across the floor. Any ideas?Sincerely,William D. Baileywbailey@cello.gina.calstate.edu 37.3541132 -121.9551744 Santa Clara Santa Clara County California United States of America 30 min
+1995-03-22T06:00:00Z 1995-03-22T06:00:00Z Redmond, WA 20 min. MUFON member & husband witness 2 very bright lights, apparent size of Jupiter, move W to S. 47.6694141 -122.1238767 Redmond King County Washington United States of America 20 min
+1995-02-22T06:00:00Z 1995-02-22T06:00:00Z St. Louis, MO 4 sec. Police off. sees strange "plate" streaking over city. 50-100yds length. Strange glow. "Inch worm" type flight. Excellent rept. 38.6272733 -90.1978889 Saint Louis Missouri United States of America 4 sec
+1995-03-12T06:00:00Z 1995-03-12T06:00:00Z Norfolk, VA 3 hrs. Four adults witness "star" that moved to the northern sky. May have been other tiny objects around it. 36.8468146 -76.2852183 Norfolk Portsmouth (city) Virginia United States of America 3 hr
+1995-06-03T05:00:00Z 1995-06-03T05:00:00Z Goldsboro, NC 3 sec. Man repts. two sightings minutes apart. Sees very bright light, "like meteor," streaking to NE. Sees minutes later going SE. 35.3848841 -77.9927651 Goldsboro Johnston North Carolina United States of America 3 sec
+1995-01-03T06:00:00Z 1995-01-03T06:00:00Z Salinas, CA 15 min. Telephoned Report:Young woman witnessed "string of lights" for 15 min. in overcast sky. Winked off, then back on several times. 36.6587265 -121.691792355147 Salinas Monterey County California United States of America 15 min
+1995-03-25T06:00:00Z 1995-03-26T06:00:00Z Salinas, CA 20 min. Man & wife hear approaching "thumping" sound. See two bright red, pulsing triangles in sky fly from NW. 36.6587265 -121.691792355147 Salinas Monterey County California United States of America 20 min
+1995-08-04T05:00:00Z 1995-08-04T05:00:00Z Lynnwood, WA Man witnesses 5 very luminous, "crescent-moon shapes" pass overhead. 47.8278656 -122.3053932 Lynnwood Snohomish County Washington United States of America
+1995-07-30T05:00:00Z 1995-07-30T05:00:00Z Highpoint, NC 2 sec. Man sitting on lawn hears obj. pass overhead very fast. Distinct humming tone. Repts. it sheared limb off tree. 35.92388 -80.057124 Erwin Heights Davidson North Carolina United States of America 2 sec
+1995-06-12T05:00:00Z 1995-06-12T05:00:00Z Fort Wayne, IN 30 min. Man reports "bright object with flashing color" in southern sky. (Possible planet?) 41.0799898 -85.1386015 Fort Wayne Allen County Indiana United States of America 30 min
+1995-11-13T06:00:00Z 1995-11-17T06:00:00Z Lake Oswego, OR 12 min. Woman repts. three peculiar green beams of light overhead. (MUFON investigator reptd. was probably laser-based adv. light.) 45.4206749 -122.6706498 Lake Oswego Clackamas County Oregon United States of America 12 min
+1995-03-12T06:00:00Z 1995-03-12T06:00:00Z Columbia, SC 30 sec. Driver & passenger witness "triad of extremely bright lights" in perfectly triangular pattern. Lights faded. 34.0872775 -80.981149735255 Columbia Richland County South Carolina United States of America 30 sec
+1995-07-20T05:00:00Z 1995-07-20T05:00:00Z Port Orchard, WA 25 min. Daughter wakes parents, all 3 witness bizarre craft w/ colored lights hover nearby. Chased w/ car. Obj. zigzags, disappears. 47.5315625 -122.6384056 Port Orchard Kitsap County Washington United States of America 25 min
+1995-04-15T05:00:00Z 1995-04-16T05:00:00Z Earlville, PA 30 sec. Young man repts. daylight sighting of egg-, or cigar-, shaped silver object. (See other sightings from Phila./Pottstown PA.) 40.3167603 -75.7368575 Earlville Berks Pennsylvania United States of America 30 sec
+1995-08-22T05:00:00Z 1995-08-23T05:00:00Z Phoenix, AZ 30 sec. Many witnesses see obj., "like missle w/ yellow fire shooting out back," pass directly overhead. Obj. appeared to eject small obj. 33.8872355 -112.071987034466 Phoenix Maricopa County Arizona United States of America 30 sec
+1995-01-31T06:00:00Z 1995-01-31T06:00:00Z Alexandria, LA 2 min. FAA Controller at Houston Center reports sighting by crews of two airliners 60 miles northwest of Alexandria, LA. They were at 31,000 feet southwest-bound, and both report strange lights above them doing strange gyrations in the night sky. Two lights visible. 31.1990035 29.8943785 Alexandria Egypt 2 min
+1995-09-14T05:00:00Z 1995-09-14T05:00:00Z Mason, MI 40 sec. Woman sees small, white light--"like a giant lightning bug"--move along wind row of trees. Very bizarre. 43.9778831 -86.246291 Mason Michigan United States of America 40 sec
+1995-10-02T05:00:00Z 1995-10-02T05:00:00Z N. Providence, RI 3 min. Man witnesses "small white dot, that came out of clouds." Was slow-moving, white, w/ "red on tail." 41.8500997 -71.4661703 North Providence Providence County Rhode Island United States of America 3 min
+1995-07-16T05:00:00Z 1995-07-18T05:00:00Z Cherry Hill, NJ Dentist, 2 lifeguards, and others see same black dot that had been seen 3 wks. earlier. (See 27JN95 event.) 39.9348351 -75.0307264 Cherry Hill Camden New Jersey United States of America
+1995-10-03T05:00:00Z 1995-10-03T05:00:00Z Volinda, CA Woman & 4 neighbors witness "bright red light moving slightly across the sky."
+1995-10-27T05:00:00Z 1995-10-27T05:00:00Z Siletz, OR 15 min. Woman & 3 witnesses rpt stat. obj flashing white, green, red lights. Zigzags dramatically. (Reptd. 02NO95 obj. not visible in sky.) 44.7217836 -123.920113 Siletz Lincoln County Oregon United States of America 15 min
+1995-06-11T05:00:00Z 1995-06-15T05:00:00Z Ogden, UT 2 min. Golfer observes round, silver-gray obj. size of small car moving across face of mtn. Flies up 3 ravines, ascends, disappears. 41.21607745 -112.008048404781 Ogden Weber County Utah United States of America 2 min
+1995-02-10T06:00:00Z 1995-04-26T05:00:00Z Cannon Beach, OR 10 sec. Man in motel room sees "flash of red light in eyes." Sees bright light in room. Sees bright "star" below overcast to south. 45.8917738 -123.9615274 Cannon Beach Clatsop County Oregon United States of America 10 sec
+1995-08-23T05:00:00Z 1995-08-23T05:00:00Z Puyallup, WA 10 sec. Young woman driving to work sees "mushroom-shaped obj. w/ ring around it" streak over hwy. Sees 2nd obj.. Very alarmed. 47.1849009 -122.2921406 Puyallup Pierce County Washington United States of America 10 sec
+1995-03-17T06:00:00Z 1995-03-22T06:00:00Z Evington, VA 2 min. Woman sees "star" approach, stop, descend, move forward, disappear. Other multiple sightings near Lynchburg. 37.2337555 -79.2894688 Evington Campbell Virginia United States of America 2 min
+1995-06-30T05:00:00Z 1995-07-06T05:00:00Z Port Angeles, WA 5 days Man repts. multiple sightings of up to 10 bright objects streaking overhead during 26-30JN95. Very bright, solid lights "like stars." 48.118146 -123.4307413 Port Angeles Clallam County Washington United States of America 5 day
+1995-09-29T05:00:00Z 1995-09-29T05:00:00Z Manchester, ME 10 min. Man & son driving on I-95 see strange, stationary light, then 2nd streaks up. First obj. approaches car. Son recalls details of ship. 44.324513 -69.8603256 Manchester Kennebec Maine United States of America 10 min
+1995-09-29T05:00:00Z 1995-09-29T05:00:00Z San Francisco, CA 6 sec. Woman sees a bright white obj. hovering steadily in daytime sky. 1/5 size of moon. Suddenly got smaller. (Was soap bubble in sky.) 37.7789601 -122.419199 San Francisco San Francisco City and County California United States of America 6 sec
+1995-11-04T06:00:00Z 1995-11-08T06:00:00Z Alfalfa, OR 10 sec. Young man (MUFON trainee) & girlfriend witness a "straight, triangular beam of light" projected down (?) from cloudy sky. 44.0773433 -121.0169654 Alfalfa Deschutes Oregon United States of America 10 sec
+1995-09-24T05:00:00Z 1995-10-09T05:00:00Z Maple Valley, WA 45 sec. Woman witnesses a "ball, a bright light, floating across sky." It "zigzagged, faded, shot straight up." 47.3661629 -122.0447038 Maple Valley King County Washington United States of America 45 sec
+1995-07-24T05:00:00Z 1995-07-26T05:00:00Z Arlington, IL 20 sec. Man repts. seeing "whole sky light up." Flash appeared to be from very high up, very bright, stationary, and cast shadows. 32.701843 -97.1399759754197 Arlington Tarrant County Texas United States of America 20 sec
+1995-08-17T05:00:00Z 1995-08-21T05:00:00Z Granite, WA 15 min. Woman, son, & neighbor witness "large, oval-shaped bright, magenta light" below clouds. Light blinked on and off 3x in 2 sec.. 48.14381 -117.227334 Diamond Lake Pend Oreille Washington United States of America 15 min
+1995-03-15T06:00:00Z 1995-03-18T06:00:00Z S. Greensburg, PA Woman witnesses large ball of bright white light flying NW to SE. Turns blue, vanishes instantly. Silent. 40.2784029 -79.5447619 South Greensburg Westmoreland County Pennsylvania United States of America
+1995-06-19T05:00:00Z 1995-06-20T05:00:00Z Cottonwood, CA 90 sec. Two boys report witnessing 2 bizarre yellowish-white objects fly overhead. Reported to local sheriff's office. 38.6582375 -121.9710801 Cottonwood Yolo California United States of America 90 sec
+1995-04-03T05:00:00Z 1995-04-04T05:00:00Z Bakersfield, CA 3 hrs. Woman & boyfriend witness 3x strange obj., "sheet of green, laser" light. Project beams of light to ground. 35.2450733 -118.973756736896 Bakersfield Kern County California United States of America 3 hr
+1995-06-18T05:00:00Z 1995-06-19T05:00:00Z Fall River, MA 2 min. Two men driving on Rte. 195 witness bizarre obj. hover overhead. Brightly lighted, "size of DC-9 w/ 60 deg. sweep to wings." 41.7006355 -71.1545461 Fall River Bristol County Massachusetts United States of America 2 min
+1995-04-20T05:00:00Z 1995-04-20T05:00:00Z Watauga, TX 15 sec. Man repts. obj. fly overhead W to E. Looked like 4 lights in a square pattern, blue in front, 3 white lights on other corners. 32.8739765 -97.250102204606 Watauga Tarrant County Texas United States of America 15 sec
+1995-09-14T05:00:00Z 1995-09-14T05:00:00Z Douglas, AZ 15 min. Young woman returning from church w/grandmother witness strange obj. w/ "flashing lghts going in circles." Cell phone had static. 31.3599695 -109.549504420132 Douglas Cochise County Arizona United States of America 15 min
+1995-11-12T06:00:00Z 1995-11-12T06:00:00Z Las Vegas, NV 45 min. Woman repts. two stationary, "colorful," lights to W & NW of her position. (Description not inconsistent w/ twinkling stars.) 36.145204 -115.1611806 Las Vegas Clark Nevada United States of America 45 min
+1995-10-29T05:00:00Z 1995-10-29T05:00:00Z Kodak, TN 1 min. Man & wife witness very bizarre obj. moving erratically in sky. "It looked like an airplane, but it wasn't (one.)" 1 blinking light. 35.9745323 -83.6268396 Kodak Sevier Tennessee United States of America 1 min
+1995-04-25T05:00:00Z 1995-04-25T05:00:00Z Brooklyn, OH Man report strange, machined metallic sphere in backyard. Calls later to rept. that son, a metallurgist, had left it there. 41.4397736 -81.7354098 Brooklyn Cuyahoga County Ohio United States of America
+1995-01-02T06:00:00Z 1995-01-02T06:00:00Z New Port Richey, FL 15 Sec. Telephoned Report: Man witnesses huge, "coin shaped" orange object. Accelerated very fast and streaked off "like lightning." 28.247111 -82.7170240784753 New Port Richey Pasco County Florida United States of America 15 sec
+1995-08-05T05:00:00Z 1995-08-06T05:00:00Z Woodland, WA 2 sec. Woman & daughter witness strange, very bright, green obj. streak in E sky. "As big as moon." Seen twice by others previous week. 45.9109715 -122.7408326 Woodland Cowlitz County Washington United States of America 2 sec
+1995-08-26T05:00:00Z 1995-08-29T05:00:00Z Phoenix, AZ 3 min. Man witnesses a "blue, spherical object go across the sky slowly." Obj. was below clouds. Slightly smaller than full moon. 33.8872355 -112.071987034466 Phoenix Maricopa County Arizona United States of America 3 min
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