1 Dec 2001 @ 06:19, by Roni Gemma
The recent increase in ufo sightings, especially in the U.S. have me wondering. Are occurences really increasing? Are we just watching the skys more after the events of Sept. 11, 2001? Or are we just seeing things out of paranoia due to the recent events? Just another 'point to ponder'.
Check out the following reports:
TENNESSEE FLYING TRIANGLES
MEMPHIS -- The witness reports, "I was on my way to work, traveling eastbound on Winchester Road on November 2, 2001, just outside of the Memphis city limits." There was low cloud cover covering the sun at 5:00 AM. I noticed a long, black object traveling south at high speed beneath the clouds. The object was traveling far faster than any flock
of geese could fly. There appeared to be a black "smudge" behind the object. I at first thought this might be a black vapor trail, but the "smudge seemed to move in tandem with the object but didn't linger in the sky. As we got closer I saw an acute triangular shape with blurred indistinct edges. It moved across the sky at high speed and was out of sight within seconds. I'm a professional with two college degrees and skywatch planes regularly at Memphis International Airport. I've never seen anything to compare with what I saw this morning.
MEMPHIS -- Two weeks later, a Flying Triangle was spotted (November 14, 2001) by the same witness. He says, "Leaving for work at 5:28 AM, I stopped to pick up the newspaper in our driveway. A definite and very well defined and dark lengthy shadow flitted across the driveway."
There was no sound associated with the passing of this shadow. The shadow startled me so I jumped into my car instead of picking up the paper. My first impression was that something huge had flown beneath the streetlight and cast the shadow. This explanation was quickly discarded due to the physical impossibility of such an event, but I was
puzzled by what I saw. It appeared that our cat had been startled as well by the passing shadow because she ducked for cover under a hedge.
At 5:35 A.M., an hour before sunrise, and I am traveling east on Winchester Road going to work early to complete a project. The usual Fed Ex jets are flying past on their flight paths to Memphis Airport. When I passed the Nike plant, I noticed a "plane" that seemed much lower than normal for this part of the landing pattern. It definitely caught
my attention. It appeared to be hovering in place at a spot just east of the Nike plant on the north side of Winchester Road. This area is about five miles away from my home. I slowed down and came almost to a stop to get a better look at the "plane." It was my perception that it was not moving at all. As I studied it, I realized that there was no strobe light on it. It also did not cast its lights ahead of it, as you would normally expect to see the lights of a jet beamed straight ahead. Instead there were three white lights aimed downward. It was then that I perceived that I was looking at a triangular-shaped craft with three bright white lights, one at each corner, and a single red light in the middle of the underside of the craft.
The craft was the size of a fifty-cent piece held at arm's length and a quarter to a half-mile away hovering in place. It seemed to be hovering over an empty field. I got quite a good look at it for a period of time I would estimate as long as two minutes. I continued heading slowly eastward until I lost sight of the object as I passed some trees. It was then that I resolved to make a quick U-turn, go back, and get another look. I found a place about two blocks farther on
to turn around, and I raced back to look at the object again. There was no trace of it whatsoever! I searched the sky for several minutes in vain. The object had quite simply vanished. This craft was lower than the passing jets, and the lights appeared to be of a different intensity. Thanks to NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
MICHIGAN DIAMOND SHAPED UFO
BOYNE CITY -- At 8:00 PM my husband and I sat down to watch TV and I heard a loud rumbling sound outside on November 15, 2001. I looked out the window and did not see anything. The next morning our office gal told me she had heard the loud noise at the same time, and saw a flying object over her home heading west that then came back east over her home a second time.
BOYNE CITY -- A second witness also reports hearing a loud rumbling noise at 8:00 PM the same night and went to her back door to listen. Thinking it was a jet plane she went back inside but the noise continued getting louder, so she went out again. She only saw stars, and went back inside and asked her husband, son, and son's friend, "Can't you hear that?" They thought it was just a slow jet but went outside to look. They rushed back in, and said, "Come out and see this!" The witness states, "We could see this huge diamond shape UFO with elongated bottom, with a light at each tip and an orange light in the middle." It gradually moved off to the northwest but within five minutes it was coming back. We all watched as it traveled over our home traveling southeast, when it got over Boyne City all of a sudden all of the outside lights started to spin around. Shortly the light on the right side veered off over Lake Charlevoix, which was to the west, while rest of the craft continued on its course, but soon the lone light came back and was heading the same direction as the large craft. It traveled until it was out of sight. I then started calling law enforcement agencies, FAA, and local airports but was unable to find out anything.
MANCELONA -- Also on November 15, 2001, about ten minutes later at 8:10 PM, my husband and I saw a UFO. It was a bell shape cylinder top with saucer like bottom. It had three red lights on it in the shape of a triangle. It glowed reddish with a little whitish light. It had some time of a grill around its middle. It moved very slowly to the left as
it was faced towards us. There were two other normal aircraft following it. We saw it for about eight minutes before it went out of our sight behind the trees. We took 3 pictures but they didn't turn out very well. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC www.ufocenter.com
These were just a little sample of the numerous reports recently. Well.....ideas?