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January 13, 2012, 6:12 AM, Villa Rica - State Director R. Howard was emailed the following account and placed the sighting into CMS. “I saw something this morning at 6:12 as I walked out to smoke, as I do every morning. . . I noticed a very bright white light coming from the south. I thought it was an airplane but it was super white and had a kinda fuzziness to it. I was thinking it was my eyes (but) it cleared up and got roundish-looking, and as it seemed to get closer it got dimmer and started going up quickly. Less than 10 seconds later it was gone, just straight up at about a 70 degree angle. I know what I saw and I know I'm not crazy or was seeing things. If you have any info regarding other sightings this morning please let me know; I called Villa Rica police and they had no other calls of this nature. I called them at 6:16 so (I know) the time is pretty dead on.” The witness added that the light was “just a hair” smaller than a dime held at arms length. FI D. Sparry is assigned the lead FI on this sighting, with SD/FI Howard as backup as necessary.
January 5, 2012, Pooler (near Savannah), 11:45 PM – While watching television at home, a Pooler resident noticed bright light coming through her closed window blinds. Looking out, she states “I saw 3 bright white lights forming a perfect triangle with a dull red pulsating light in the center of the object. . . I had the mind set to grab my camera which has a video recorder, opened my back door and started shooting the video.” The object itself was dark, seemed to be turning counter-clockwise, and was absolutely silent. It moved slowly across the sky, along and above a nearby treeline, and eventually vanished from sight. The 24-second video attached in CMS matches the witness’ description, and the audio track does not show the sound one might expect from a jet- or engine-powered aircraft. Coastal Group ASD/FI D. Marchant is following up on this sighting.
January 4, 2012, approx. 2:45 AM, Jesup (Wayne County) – While watching a meteor shower during the early-morning hours, at their home, a couple in their 40s were stunned to see a large, dark, fast-moving triangle-shaped object coming directly towards them. The low-flying object had no lights, but did have “white round shapes” at each point of the triangle. As it approached them the witnesses considered explanations such as a meteor, a flock of birds, and others, but none fit what they were watching. Moving from north and south, the silent object passed directly overhead and was lost to sight beyond the tall trees. The witnesses estimate that at its closest, the triangle was less than 500 feet distant. Coastal Group FI C. Muncie is investigating.
November 1, 2011, 3:30 AM, Loganville – A highly-unusual experience was reported by a Loganville resident, an account that involves no visual sighting but instead, strong auditory and sensory evidence of something in the sky above his residence. “I was awakened to my room vibrating around 3 AM (that) morning. I felt and heard this over my TV volume (which was set at) 20, on a 1-20 volume span. I expected the sound to go away when I turned off my TV and computer, (but) instead it doubled in clarity. I went outside at this point (...), and heard the most terrifying sound I have ever heard. The duration was until I fell asleep sometime after 5:30 AM. The sound was an oscillating hum, low in frequency, accompanied by the sound of mass air being moved, and a high pitch squeal that changed pitch in accordance with the hum. The sounds sounded to be coming from every direction of the sky. There was also an intermittent "jet engine" type sound, (…) like a jet coming towards you, but would stop after only two or so seconds.” The witness notes his windows were closed the whole time. He stayed up late the next few nights hoping to record the sound, but it has not reoccurred. The witness concludes the account by stating, “This sound was extremely eerie, and left me feeling very stressed over the next few days.” SD Howard will attempt to make contact with this witness.
October 29, 2011, 8:10 PM, Griffin – After dining at a local steakhouse a 37-year old man and his wife noticed what they first took to be look like a balloon floating through the sky. They then noticed that the speed seemed wrong for a balloon and that its flight path was a perfect line, was too straight, too perfect for a balloon riding the wind. It stopped abruptly and hovered in place for about 10 seconds, at which point the witness had to move his car since he was blocking traffic. In the few seconds needed to park the car, the object left and was no longer visible. “There were very few clouds that evening and it was still light enough for me to see for many miles,” the witness noted. The roundish, dull white object seemed to be on the order of 1 to 3 feet in size, and more than 500 feet away, although less than one mile away. FI D. Sparry is assigned this sighting.
October 26, 2011, approx. 7:20 PM, near Coosa – A 47-year old engineer and his wife were traveling eastbound on GA Highway 20 about 7 miles west of Rome GA and about seven miles from the Alabama state line, in an area called the Narrows, where the Coosa River is not far from the road off to the right (south). At just after sundown, they spotted something unusual overhead. “We observed a large object traveling from southeast to northwest…(then) as it cleared the treetops on the right side of the road, we saw a smaller object behind it that looked more like a plane, and behind that, a larger object that looked more like the first. The first and third objects had three lights on each side that were too far apart to be a plane and they didn't blink. The lights on these larger objects seemed to be attached to the object by appendages instead of being directly on the object.” Because of the almost-dark conditions, they could not clearly determine the shape of any of the objects. The witnesses were struck by the low altitude, by their estimate less than twice that of the trees, and lack of any sound. The objects crossed over the road ahead of them, estimated at less that 500 feet distant, and disappeared into the mountains off to their left (i.e. north; USGS topo map indicates these are Turnip, Simms, and Lavender Mountains). FIs K. and R. Hunt are following up on this remarkable sighting.
October 7, 2011, 7:45 PM, Madison – A homemaker in her early 30s and her mother were driving home from a visit to her sister’s home. When they came up to cross Brownwood Road the witness noticed something unusual in the sky. A long oval or disc shape was visible at about 30 degrees above the horizon, with blue, green and white lights showing underneath. The witnesses pulled off the road and watched the object for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Size was estimated at between 100 and 300 feet long, at an altitude of less than 300 feet above ground, and less than 500 feet distant from them. The movement was along straight lines, and very slow. Eventually the object simply disappeared and was no longer seen. FIT P. Johns is assigned to investigate this sighting.
September 28, 2011, approx. 7:30 PM, Dallas – A couple (40s) and their teenage daughter were driving home to Rockmart on Highway 278 when they spotted two stationary rectangular objects hanging motionless in an odd color cloud formation. The objects were first seen, and remained, to the west, in their direction of travel. The reporting witness (husband), who was not driving and thus was free to carefully observe the objects, first noticed a strange cloud formation after crossing GA Highway 92. “A few miles later I noticed two glowing objects…one was rectangular with not-as-sharp geometry, (was) more in the cloud, and the other was smaller but its horizontal and vertical lines were perfect. I began to watch the objects because of their shapes in the odd-colored cloud,” the witness said. The objects seemed stationary and had no blinking lights. When crossing GA Highway 120 the witness took one photograph (7:38 PM) with his cell phone. After about 10 minutes the witness lost sight of the object after crossing GA Highway 61 due to his line of sight. The cellphone photograph attached in CMS has the expected low resolution typical of such devices, but does show an unusual object against a sunset sky. The witness pointed out an apparent sphere or point in the clouds. Both witnesses have college degrees and are professionally employed. This impressive sighting is assigned to FIs K. and R. Hunt.
August 18, 2011, approx. 7:20 PM, North Georgia – A Brooklyn, NY resident, 34 years old and a bank examiner, observed three to four bright “lights” far down below his jetliner as the flight made its way from NY-La Guardia to Atlanta. The witness is not a comfortable flyer, not able to relax or nap, and so tends to look out the window, which is why he noticed the objects. At about 45 minutes before landing in Atlanta, with the plane at an estimated 38-40 thousand feet, he noticed three or four red, and later white, lights down below in the clouds, trailing or paralleling the jet. From time to time they appeared to be in the clouds and thus briefly lost from view. Encouraged by his seatmate who, he says, also saw the lights, the witness ‘”took out [his] camera and started shooting.” Although small, and star-like in appearance and apparent size, the lights seemed very bright for their “pinpoint” size. The lights were visible for about 5 minutes in total. Three photos are attached to the CMS report, but the witness’ report suggests six photos were actually been taken. The witness said he hopes he never sees such objects again, saying, “It’s hard enough just to get on the plane…I don’t need UFOs that close and interacting with it.” SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this sighting.
July 23, 2011, 6:05 PM, Columbus, Muscogee County – While inside his home, a 56 year old man saw something through his kitchen window that was glinting and reflecting sunlight as it moved in the sky. Looking out, he observed “bright specks moving in a steady but peculiar formation.” Taking a pair of binoculars and going outside for a better view, he saw 3 objects flying northeast, holding a triangular pattern. The objects looked like skyhook weather balloons, which he believed are no longer in use (i.e. for meteorological research). Witness estimates he had them in sight for about 8 minutes. Appearing blue-white in color, the objects maintained an equal-distance-apart triangle as they gained altitude. The maintaining of this pattern struck the witness as highly unusual. Eventually he lost sight of the objects when they went behind a cloud. The witness holds a masters’ degree and is familiar with aircraft, but says “the objects were not aircraft of any type I know of.” FI Trainee P. Johns is following up this sighting, with assistance and oversight from SSD/FI M. Cadwell.
July 11, 2011, 1:16 PM, vicinity Calhoun, Gordon County - A MUFON Field Investigator was travelling northward on I-75 about halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN when he saw a white cigar-shaped object travelling at high rate of speed. The witness is 54, employed in law enforcement, a licensed pilot, and an FI with MUFON’s Illinois chapter. His estimate was that the object was about one-quarter mile in front of him, at an altitude of 2000 feet. Its size was about 100-150 ft long and it had no markings, windows, wings, or tail, nor any trail behind it. The ends were “rounded off,” and identical, with no tapering (such as an aircraft’s nose would have). As a pilot the witness indicates familiarity with a range of aircraft types. The “cigar” as wide as a penny held at arms’ length, suggesting appreciable size. His viewing time was 3 to 5 seconds, during which the object moved very fast on a “straight trajectory” across the highway from his far right (north or east, judging by how I-75 is oriented), to his far left (south or west). Witness felt that the speed “well exceeded the normal operating speeds of jet aircraft.” It reminded him strongly of a ship-launched cruise missile such as those used in the Gulf War, cruising over the ground toward a target. Georgia MUFON regards this as a truly remarkable sighting by an excellent observer. FI K. Hunt is assigned to investigate.
June 18, 2011, approx. 10:00 PM, Savannah - A Savannah resident, his son, and the son’s girlfriend were outside their home when they observed a “very orange” spherical object moving across the city skyline. The son and girlfriend saw it first, then came and got the reporting witness. “We observed a bright orange orb shaped object floating in the distance over the city…it was changing in color from orange to yellowish [to] orange again, and would appear to stop occasionally and then move again.” The color and overall appearance reminded him of a sunset, but with a much smaller light. Witness notes the movement was not a downward movement, but across, clearly a horizontal flight path. In his estimation, the light was much larger than a light one might see on an airplane. No sound was heard and clear conditions prevailed, although he indicates a thunderstorm was brewing to the northeast sky. Direction of travel was northeast towards the gathering storm, and eventually they could no longer see it. Interestingly, the witness noted that the direction of view was in the same direction as Hunter Army Airfield. “This was nothing like I have ever observed before,” the witness stated; “too weird and wonderful.” Unfortunately no other details were provided in the report. Coastal Area ASD/FI Dave Marchant will be following up this interesting sighting. [State Director Note- ASD Marchant and SD Howard are again struck by the prevalence of orange, yellow-orange, or red-orange balls of light in Georgia sightings in recent years, including near the coast. Drones or other experimental military A/C must be considered here as well.]
June 18, 2011, 8:18 PM, Centerville, Gwinnett County – Driving home from work, a Snellville resident saw and photographed 4 star-like lights. As she drove down Hightower Trail into Gwinnett County, near Centerville, she could see the sky just beginning to clear after some thunderstorms. I noticed to my right were two "stars" and I realized it was awfully early to start seeing stars. “You couldn't see the sky yet, just the clouds,” but these “stars” were in or in front of the clouds, she noted. Upon rounding a corner where the road opens with a wide downward view, “a view of the horizon for several miles,” as she put it, she could now see 4 “stars” forming a gentle arc. Witness states, “I quickly picked up my camera and snapped a picture of the objects…the lights did not move nor blink, they were …exactly what a star in the night sky looks like.” Her camera captured the time, and the photograph accompanying the report shows 4 apparent “stars” in a gentle arc, as described. The witness pulled over and watched the objects for about 5 minutes, but could not determine anything else about them. Continuing home, after just a few minutes and reaching the top of another hill she saw that the lights were gone, even though by their direction and position they should still have been visible. Unfortunately no other details were given, such as her direction of view. SSD/FI M. Cadwell will be investigating.
May 26, 2011, approx. 10:00 PM, Chattahoochee Hills, Fulton County – This particular May evening featured strong thunderstorms that knocked out power at a couple’s home in the community of Chattahoochee Hills (extreme southwest Fulton County). With no power after 5:30 PM, at about 10 PM the wife, the reporting witness, had decided to go cool off by sitting in their car’s air conditioning. While listening to the radio, from the car window she observed a car pass by and was looking to see if they were stopping or slowing down. Just after this, she saw a row of 4 or 5 lavender lights about 10 feet above the road slowly move along the road in front of their house. “Our home is about 100 yards from the road but I could see the lights very clearly moving very slowly…I was not able to comprehend what they were and my mind was racing.” The lights seemed smaller than one foot in size, and could have been as close as 100 feet from her. To her astonishment, one light appeared to break off and slowly move down the driveway toward her. Terrified, she exited the vehicle and got back inside the house quickly. “I was in such terror I could only blubber out to my husband what I saw,” the witness stated. She and her husband watched fireflies and he tried to reassure the witness that it must have been those, but she is confident otherwise. She notes that the lavender color was wrong for fireflies, and the lights moved very slowly in a straight line. After seeing another similar account in MUFON’s website she decided she had to report. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this sighting.
May 16, 2011, approx. 9:30 PM, Jasper, Pickens County – While potting flowers in her yard one Monday morning, a Jasper resident heard what sounded to her like a small ultra-light aircraft. Having seen such aircraft in the area and being familiar with them, she started looking for it, but saw instead what seemed to be “another kind of craft” approaching from the south. It seemed very slow, and low, to her, coming across barely above a tree line. In addition to the slowness, the sound it was making seemed too loud. “It was smaller than a small plane, with swept back wings making it look more like a triangle but with prominent tail and nose…it looked metallic silver with patterns like jointed plates together, it was that low…the nose is what was so different, it had a projection with a fairly wide cross piece making it look similar to a cross.” The witness and her husband watched the craft for about three minutes until it moved out of sight. They considered the idea of a military “drone-type aircraft but felt the slowness and loudness were not a good fit for a drone. “I don't know what I saw but it was unusual for anything around here especially in the daytime,” the witness states. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is following up on this sighting.
Apr. 29, 2011, approx. 10:05 PM, Blackshear, Pierce County – A college grad and his fiancée, both in their mid-30s, were driving through Blackshear when they saw two bright flashes similar in brightness to lightning. Right after this they saw a light green, oval-shaped object with orange flames coming from the back of it “moving through the sky west to east and making no sound…it seemed to be losing altitude but was not moving at an extreme rate of speed like a meteor.” Their view of the object was obscured by a tree line after about 3 to 5 seconds. After getting onto US Hwy 84 headed towards Waycross, witness continues, “we caught sight of an extremely bright orange-ish light in the Eastern sky in the same approximate area of the previous burning object…it floated in the sky moving slightly from side to side before fading from view after a few minutes.” The witness reported that this second light or object had a large angular size, that it would take a 50-cent piece held at arms length to cover the object. They also observed this second light much longer, for 4 to 5 minutes. Both sightings involved fairly low angles of view (less than 30 degrees), so that the lights/objects were easily visible through the car windshield and windows. ASD D. Marchant, possibly assisted by a coastal-group FI, will be investigating this double sighting.
Apr. 6, 2011, 10:25 AM, Ashburn, Turner County – A male resident of Turner County observed a bright, reflective silver oval object with a black trim or line through middle. The object, estimated to be less than 1 mile distant, was slow-moving with a “rotating wobble,” and had an angular or apparent size similar to an aspirin tablet held at arms’ length. After about 2 minutes the object accelerated away quickly to the west. No sound was heard at any time. This sighting took place in clear, sunny conditions. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is investigating this case.
Feb. 14, 2011, and original CMS Report event date Jan. 14, 2011, approx. 1:00 AM morning, Lithonia (metro Atlanta) – Bright balls of light that appeared to change sizes and interact with a family are reported from a home in Lithonia. The reporting witness, brother of the homeowner, reports that his sister, father and stepmother have witnessed the ongoing encounters and that his sister has recorded more than 45 minutes of videotape and numerous digital photos of the phenomena. The reported events of January 14 lasted at least one hour. According to the witness, his sister “toyed with” one of the glowing balls of light “until it got too close for comfort;” and at another point she felt that the ball “was scanning” her. An additional set of sightings accompanied by additional collection of video and photo evidence occurred on February 14th. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this remarkable sighting.
Jan. 1, 2011, morning, Augusta – A 38-year-old technician and his wife were driving eastward on I-20 heading towards Aiken SC. As they approached the Savannah River bridge the wife spotted off to their right, about 30 degrees above the horizon, what appeared to be bright orange-colored flares. The witness stopped his car and got out for a better look. He quickly noticed they weren’t falling downward as flares would, but just floating in a cluster, at an estimated “few thousand feet” above ground. There appeared to be between 6 and 10 of the spheres. After this the glowing, pulsating balls moved “into a formation” and began moving off, one by one and slowly, in a northward direction along the river, until they could no longer be seen. The entire event lasted just a few minutes. The witness noted a heavy cloud cover that suggested the lights or objects were not that high up. No sound was heard at any time, with much of the sighting made from outside the car. The witness states he reported the sighting to a news organization (TV or newspaper) and was advised others had also reported in. ASD/FI D. Marchant and SD/FI R. Howard are following up on this sighting.
December 22, 2010, approx. 6:30 PM, Rome – At about dusk on this crystal-clear Wednesday evening, a Rome resident had stepped out for a smoke when he glanced up to take in a view of the stars. Directly above his home at an estimated two- to three-thousand feet height he observed an extremely large, dark rectangular-shaped object. It was moving from east towards the west. The outline was dimly visible because of the four corners being lit by single, bright lights. As a means to describe the astonishing width and length of the object, the witness compared it to “a half-a-dozen battleship carriers…side by side and twice that many in length.” The witness was stuck by the complete lack of sound. A camera was available inside and the witness considered going for it, but feared the object would be gone upon his return. After about one and one-half minutes the object, continuing towards the west, passed out of sight. The witness noted that the flight course should have taken it close to the city of Rome. FIT R. Hunt and FI K. Hunt are following up on this sighting report.
Nov. 28, 2010, approx. 12:30 AM, Conyers - An unusual lighted object caught the attention of a woman driving southward along Salem Road from Interstate 20 towards Brown Bridge Road. “It was too big to be a plane, the shape was different and the lighting was solid,” she says. In shape it resembled a blimp, but also “almost like a domed serving platter.” At first it appeared to be hovering but soon seemed to be moving off towards the west. It was in sight three minutes in all. After losing sight of it due to trees and distance, she turned onto Brown Bridge Road heading towards McDonough, and again caught site of the object, but it was moving away and trees were blocking her view. The witness thought about the possibility that it was just a blimp, but the time involved, and the appearance of it, made the appearance undeniably “abnormal” (witness’ term). At arm’s length, the witness estimates the apparent size as equal to an aspirin tablet, indicating a sizable (not star-like) object. “I know that I saw something other than an ordinary aircraft,” was the witness’ summation of this event. FI D. Sparry has followed up on this case. [NOTE – A light or object of very similar description was seen about 45 minutes or so earlier earlier from a location near Madison, east of this sighting location. See case below.]
Nov. 27, 2010, 11:45 PM, Madison – A group of adults (nine in all) were at a home located outside Madison, GA, for dinner and afterwards to watch a football game. Before leaving the 9 were standing outside talking and getting ready to leave. The owner of the house noticed an extremely bright light in the sky (Quoting) “just above the treeline that, at first, seemed stationary at an approximate distance of one to two miles (best estimate).” At arm’s length, the light was the size of an aspirin tablet or about 1/4-inch. Quoting from this well-written and thorough report, “the light began to move slowly, at times [coming] closer but moving on a northwesterly course. We observed the object for approximately 15 minutes before it disappeared behind the far treeline. It was clearly not an airplane or helicopter, but we thought it might be a blimp. However, there were no collision lights visible on the object, only bright whitish-blue lights covering what appeared to be the length of the object. The object seemed to glow.” When viewed through binoculars, the object appeared to have a dome-like structure on the top and a glowing ring encircling the bottom. No sound was heard at any time. The witnesses’ overwhelming reaction was astonishment; a blimp was considered, but the unusual appearance and lack of aviation lighting (no red, no green) made that idea seem inadequate. The witness wrote that at 12:01 AM a friend in Monroe, GA, approximately 15 miles to the northwest, sent a text message saying “that she had just seen the same object pass overhead…her description of the object was similar to our observation, an oval object with what appeared to be a ring around it moving slowly with bright lights covering it.” FI D. Sparry is assigned this remarkable sighting and the possibly-related one above.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:30 PM, Cartersville – A 68-year-old retired US Navy veteran observed a small, fast-moving, black, cylinder-shaped object. The witness was sitting on the lower portion of the steps of his back porch when he heard a loud shrieking sound (“like a projectile, incoming sound”) coming from the other side of his house (from his front yard towards his backyard), at which time he stood up and saw a small black object rapidly pass him. He described the object as a small black cylinder, 4 to 6 inches across, with two small white eyes or lights on the front, with no visible wings. Other than the shrieking sound at the start, no sound was heard. As he observed the object passed by him rapidly maintaining a level flight attitude, heading toward a tree about 25 feet away; after circling it, the object appeared to slow down and change shape. The cylinder shape changed to a flat Frisbee-like shape and began to emit some type of pulsating sparks as it glided further down into the woods and backyards of the neighboring homes. “The thing maneuvered around the trees and brush with no problem as if it was being steered,” the witness noted. It also stayed level, even though the backyard drops away fairly steeply. The entire event happened rapidly over a duration of only 3-5 seconds. In view of the witness’ closeness to the object and his ex-military background as a careful observer, this is quite a strange and remarkable sighting. FIT K. Hunt is working with SD/FI Howard to investigate.
Oct. 23, 2010, 11:25 AM, Cumming – A couple in their 30s were driving southward on Highway 141W (Peachtree Parkway) headed for an appointment to have their baby daughter’s hair cut. Since this was the first time, they had a digital camera with them and ready for use. From the passenger seat, the wife said she was seeing something in the sky she could not identify. The reporting witness (the husband) managed to look out her side window and was astonished at the sight. “It was silver in color…at times it looked cigar shaped but the more we looked at it, it appeared more of a disk. I would say it was about the same altitude as a low flying plane…the object was not really moving, it appeared stationary, and it was not an airplane, helicopter, bi-plane, weather-balloon, flare or anything else of the sort.” The wife grabbed the digital camera and took a shot over her shoulder. Seeing that it was blurry, the husband advised setting the zoom as far as it would go and trying again. This she did, and a clear photograph was recorded (attached in CMS) showing a whitish, elongated or flattened object. In just a few seconds the object had moved quickly out of sight. After perhaps 25 minutes at the hairdresser, the family was proceeding back home, this time northwards but on the same road. To their amazement, upon looking actively for the object, they spotted it again, in the same general area, moving northward (as they also were) at a slow but steady speed. The witness immediately pulled over into a parking lot so that they could observe further. As he was entering the lot and parking the car they could both see the object directly ahead of them, moving relatively slow. After about 10 seconds to turn the car 180 to a parked position and after they both exited the car, the object was seen to have rapidly moved nearly out of sight at the far horizon. Having better distance vision, his wife was able to see it at distance before it disappeared for good. SD/FI Ralph Howard and ASD MC Ausmus are investigating this remarkable sighting and the photographs.
Oct. 19, 2010, 9:30 PM and 10:15 PM, Conyers – A 28-year-old college graduate and her friend, a schoolteacher, were in a car near their apartment complex, about to leave the complex, when they both saw a lighted, circular, round- shaped object in the sky, at a high angle overhead. It had “tons” of multi-colored lights at the base of the object. “[We] could see the object as clear as day!,” the witness states. A reflection of silver or metal was visible from the object. It seemed like a blimp in size, perhaps 300 feet long. “It was not an airplane, helicopter or any other flying vehicle that I ever saw,” the reporting witness wrote. Both women were astonished. As they drove away from the complex, the object “took off” and they lost sight of it. However, at the intersection of Dogwood Drive and McDonough Drive they again saw it above some business complexes near a Cracker Barrel Restaurant. The continued to watch it and it was soon lost from sight in the darkness and clouds. In all, the two estimate they watched it for 25-30 minutes. “I believe that we saw a real UFO,” the reporting witness wrote. “I cannot explain it.” SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this case.
October 1, 2010, 9:30 PM, Flowery Branch – A male resident was having a cigarette on his front porch with his wife present, when he noticed to the south or SE, a red or orange glowing light that looked odd. After pointing it out to his wife they further noticed that it didn't appear to have any of the small, flashing lights typical of small planes or helicopters. The movement was steady, on a level course, but too slow for planes or helicopters. The light began to glow brighter and they called for their son to come out; he arrived just in time to see it dim and go out. After a moment it reappeared, or “came back on.” Dim at first, it soon returned to its original brightness and travelled on at the same speed and in the same direction it had previously. The witnesses were unable to make any estimate as to distance or size. After a moment the light became obscured by trees and could not be seen. The entire sighting lasted for about a minute and a half. The witness searched for a mundane explanation before reporting, but found none. “It was an ‘object’, it was ‘flying’ and I don't know what was,” he stated. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is following up on this sighting.
September 19, 2010, approx. 8:20 PM, Evans (near Augusta) – A 16-year old at home stepped outside while doing chores and observed a very bright orange "star" in the sky. At first assuming this was Polaris, the North Star, he then realized the position was wrong, confirming this by checking with a compass. The witness got his father (42) and they agreed it was unusual, but nothing more. However, the “star” then began moving. First, it moved right (eastward) and then appeared to be descending. Father, son (witness) and an 8-year-old sister then jumped into the family’s truck and soon came to a position where they could get a clear view. Excitedly, they set up an inexpensive telescope they had brought, right on the truck. As the light continued descending, through the telescope they could see what appeared to be three colors to it, red, white, and green, although they realized that was likely due to the telescope lens. At its lowest, the bright orange light appeared to be about the size of a pea (1/4-inch) held at arms length. As it continued moving lower, the witnesses got back in their truck and followed the light to a nearby intersection, looking for the ground location where they thought it would be. However, they could not locate it. Just as they were leaving the scene, two helicopters flying very close together flew over them and then flew on to what seemed to be their previous location, where they originally spotted the light. One ‘copter headed off towards Fort Gordon and the other made multiple passes over the area. “Both seemed to be scanning, searching,” the witness notes. The witness estimates the group made at least 15 full minutes of observations. ASD/FI Marchant is assigned the case.
September 12, 2010, 10:05 PM, Canton (Cherokee County) – A strange-looking pulsating light was seen in the western sky on this evening by a retiree, his wife and his daughter. The witness, a MUFON Georgia FI Trainee, sighted the light as he went out to his back deck. The light was at an elevation of about 35 degrees above the horizon, and an estimated 12 miles distant. (While this is a best-judgement estimate only, it should be noted that the witness has extensive background in both civilian and military aviation.) Watching a few moments, he noticed that it didn’t seem to move, and then noticed a commercial jetliner between his position and the object, the jet appearing to be slightly higher. After grabbing a pair of binoculars and telling his wife and daughter what he was seeing, he continued observing while they went to get cameras. A bright white light was visible, with colored lights (red, blue, green, orange) flickering all around it, as well as a separate red “orb” slightly smaller then the white light, positioned at about 5’oclock from the main light. This orb moved in a clockwise to counterclockwise motion, several times, and then it blinked out. Making a careful measurement of an apparent (at-arms-length) size, the witness determined it was about 0.3 cm in diameter. Again based on his background and experience, the witness estimated an altitude of about 15,000 or more feet for the light/object. While the actual size was of course unknown, his sense of it was that it was something like a Boeing 737 in size. Digital video footage was taken by the witness’ daughter, which shows, over time, several jets flying by this stationary object. Various of these appeared to be above, below and between, their position and the object. If I was to guess the size, I would say the same as a 737. The three witnesses continued to watch for about 40 minutes after which it seemed to move down beyond a tree line. SD/FI Howard is investigating, assisted by the FI Trainee, who was one of the three witnesses.
August 16, 2010, about 12 noon, Helen (White County) – While window-shopping alone, a 68-year old Florida man noticed a “strange-looking bubble” move past him and stop. It was about 4 feet off the ground and one inch in diameter. At first the witness looked around expecting to see a child making bubbles with soap-solution. No one else was within 50 feet. Looking closely at the “bubble,” now 2 feet from him and still stationary, he realized it was really nothing like a kids’ bubble, although the size was within the range of what one might be. It appeared to be generally clear but with something dark inside of it to the lower right side. Around the outside there was a wispy, undulating haze that extended out about one to two inches all around. As the witness watched, it started to disappear and then quickly re-appear. The best description of this would be similar to what was seen in “Predator,” where the unseen being could only be observed by its vibrations when it moved. The witness leaned forward to try for a closer look; the bubble then moved about 6 inches away and stopped, and began to appear to shimmer out of focus and disappear. Without moving, but only squinting his eyes, his vision sharpened and he could see it. The witness took a small step toward it and again it moved another 6 inches away, stopped and began dissipating again. He then found that somehow, moving his head left or right allowed him to see its shape and details, and if not done, he would lose sight of it. At this point the witness felt sure that some kind of intelligent control was at work. After getting it back in full focus, he decided to try to catch it. The witness cupped my hands and extended his arms until they were just under it and slowly brought them up to a point just a few inches under it. The bubble then moved slightly upwards and either shot out of sight or just disappeared. In total, the witness had the bubble in sight (with difficulty, as described) for about one minute. The witness stayed in place for another minute but did not see it again. The witness states, “I am 68 years old, don't drink, or take drugs, have very good eyesight and am not prone to hallucinations...has this type of thing been reported before?” This sighting was reported directly to MUFON national headquarters. SD/FI Howard is following up on this report.
July 9, 9:30 PM, Lawrenceville – A 19-year-old resident reports that he and his parents witnessed two football-field-sized, triangle-shaped UFOs. He reports that while driving to a grocery store he suddenly caught sight of 4 bright white lights that aligned into the shape of a triangle. A gray or black triangle could be seen, not just lights. The object was silent and by his at-arms-length estimate (“football”), very large, on the order of 100 to 300 feet long. After he lost sight of it he parked and, looking back where the first one had been seen, then saw another identical one, same size, speed and direction of travel. ”You could easily tell it wasn’t a plane, because unlike a plane it didn’t make noise, didn’t have any blinking lights, [had] only solid bright lights.” The witness is clear that his parents, in their early 50s, also saw the triangles. This sighting is assigned to SSD/FI M. Cadwell.
July 4, 10:30 PM, Hoschton – A family of three was returning to their home in Hoschton after enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks at The Mall of Georgia. Driving east on Hwy 124, approaching a grocery store and the intersection with GA Hwy 332, the reporting witness’ husband noticed something ahead and off to his right, above some warehouses along the road they were approaching. It looked like a small, reddish/whitish balloon, and seemed to be stationary. The light or object then began to move towards them, towards their left (north) and perpendicular to their easterly direction of travel as they approached Hwy 332. They turned left onto 332 and then immediately right, into a parking lot, to better view the light as it approached. “It seemed to start off slowly because we had time to stop at the stop sign, turn, and turn into the CVS and park,” the witness stated. The witness and her 12-year-old son both had video-capable cell phones, and quickly got them out and opened. Her account is very well written and for simplicity, will be quoted extensively here. “My son and I […] video taped it, moving toward us, over us at a steady pace and level, and finally started to disappear over the treetops…about the time I closed my phone, my husband says “Here comes another one! I turned immediately and started to video tape the second one as I told my son of the second one. He finished taping the first and turned to the second. When I turned to the second one, it was just about the same place that we had first seen the original one. The second one also moved at a steady and level rate following in what we believed to be the same exact path as the first. If I had to guess, I would say maybe 35-40 MPH. As the second one moved over us, I steadily held my phone up and moved it at a slow rate above me. […] Both objects were the same size, possibly the size of a hippity-hop bouncy-toy or the size of an extra-large kick ball. […] it still seemed like this round red balloon but it had fire under it (or on the bottom), or it was just a round flame. A small fireball traveling across the sky. In discussing later, my son and husband thought it only looked like a fireball though. They did not get the impression of the balloon with the fire at the base like I did. [….] The flame was very steady, and neither object made a noise. They were silent, absolutely NO sound whatsoever. They seemed to travel fairly close to the ground, very level, […] very steady. They seemed to be lower than the small air planes that land at our small-town airport.” The witness attached two cellphone video files to the CMS report, and later in July provided three more videos from the son’s phone. The video file time-stamps and the time the ‘fireball” is visible in each video, indicate it took about 2 to 3 minutes for each of the two fireballs to come across and over the witnesses, as they describe. “I am 45 and have never in my life [seen] something so amazing that I could not come up SOME type of explanation,” the witness wrote. Weather conditions have been checked and included clear conditions with calm winds and no thunderstorms in the area. SD/FI R. Howard is investigating this sighting, assisted by Consulting ASD M. Ausmus. NOTE: Nationally, MUFON received dozens if not hundreds of reports from the evening of July 4th. YouTube has a number of impressive videos posted that look very similar to the astonishing two fireballs seen and videotaped by this family on July 4th.
June 12, 10:45 PM, Thomaston – A retiree in Thomaston (Upson County) was enjoying the night sky in his back yard, facing into the western sky. The sky was fairly clear with a few scattered clouds. At 10:45, a very bright, white bright sphere appeared to his left, in the southern sky, at about 45 degrees above the horizon. His attention was grabbed by the brightness of the light and the tremendous speed with which it was moving. At arms length, the sphere was the size of a US quarter dollar. There was absolutely no noise, and it moved in a straight-line path. The witness felt that the light was well below the cloud cover, and less than 500 feet above the ground. The witness estimates it took only three full seconds to cross the entire sky south to north, and he watched it carefully the entire time. The light did not pass directly overhead, but at the midpoint of its path was due west of him at 30 degrees above the horizon. The witness, 77, is a retired plumber and former US Navy seaman, and indicates he is familiar with aircraft and the normal features of the night sky. SD/FI R. Howard is investigating this case.
June 10, approx. 8:00 PM, Villa Rica – A witness who lives near Villa Rica in Carroll County had taken her puppy outside for his nightly business when a large, pulsating white spherical light caught her attention. Thinking it was an airplane, she observed more closely and saw that there were no wings and no aviation (red, green) lights planes normally have. The light seemed too low to be a plane, and the shape was an unmistakable: a perfect sphere. The witness had her husband come out to see this and they considered the idea that it was a helicopter, but there was no sound as there should’ve been. The object was “pulsing,” from a very intense white, then down to almost not visible. The witness continues, “It continued moving southwest very slow and the pulsing was continuous…I noticed a smaller light hovering underneath that didn't appear to be attached.” After a flight-path turn and hovering over an area off to her left, it was lost from sight (exactly how is unclear, but it did not land). “We were constantly moving to maintain a clear view and there is no way this was explainable…the light underneath never moved, it was with the object the whole time. Sadly my phone was in the house and I didn't want to take my eyes off it, not sure if I could believe what I was seeing,” the witness says. SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this case.
June 9, 8:45 PM, Atlanta – While riding in a car heading north from downtown on Peachtree Street, onto I-75/85 North, in Atlanta, very close to where 75 and 85 split forming a “Y,” a 35-year old real estate professional saw above to her right at a high angle, a gray circular object with a ring of 8-10 brilliant white lights beneath it hovering in one spot. The lights initially attracted her attention. “It was not dark yet so it was clearly visible,” she states, adding that it seemed to be “metal” and was about 200 feet above the ground, like the height of a 4-5 story building. Viewed at arms length, the witness estimated it would take a baseball to cover the object; her size estimate was “11-30 feet.” Given their speed of travel (ca. 60 mph), they were unable to pull to further study the object. Her companion did not see it due to the high angle of almost 90 degrees, and his position to her left driving the car. “I noticed it was odd because it was not attached to any poles or towers...I thought at first maybe they were lights from a tower, however when I focused on it again, I clearly saw that it was not.” The object seemed to pulsate, with the lights moving inward and outward slightly relative to their circular arrangement. Since there was no easy way to get back to where they had seen it, they chose to go on to their destination. “I didn’t want to take my eyes off of it,” the witness wrote. SD/FI Howard is investigating this case.
May 31, again July 14, July 23, evenings, Hinesville - A 26-year old US military serviceman and his wife (30) have been observing since January 2010, amber-colored spherical objects and lights moving in the sky near their home. On a January evening, while sky watching and looking at the stars and planets, they observed a “star” that seemed stationary at first but soon appeared to be getting brighter. The witness is quite familiar with the night sky but could not ID this particular one. In any event, eventually it became much larger, with a spherical shape and an amber color, displaying constant brightness. Here the witness went through the “escalation of hypotheses” typical of UFO sightings: could it be a helicopter; an airplane; and so on. Their home is “next door” to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field is not far away. Being in the military and experienced with the night sky, the witness soon felt satisfied this was no ordinary, man-made object. They noted “erratic” movements and estimated the size as “abut triple the size of any conventional aircraft,” on the order of 300+ feet across. Compared to an object held at arms length, the light was the size of a golfball. Witnesses also felt that it was closer than one mile distant. Upon re-checking later, at 10 PM and 11 PM, they saw that the light still was present but was closer, and doing the same erratic movements. No sound was heard. To date, witnesses have submitted two still photographs and one 12-minute videoclip. Both witnesses hold college degrees. ASD/FI D. Marchant is investigating, assisted by SD Howard.
28 May, 9:15 PM, Grayson (Gwinnett County) - A 26 year old witness was driving home from a friend’s house along US 78 in Snellville/Grayson, making a left turn onto Grayson Parkway. At that point she noticed about 15 to 20 glowing, bright-orange-colored lights, shaped like spheres, in a line above the trees to her right. Once at her house, she pulled into my driveway and ran to her backyard and could now only see about 4 or 5 of them. “They had changed patterns…they were circling each other…They kept getting lower until it was almost like they disappeared.” The lights, which were also pulsating, were seen for about 3 minutes from the backyard by the witness and her mother-in-law (age 57). Distance from the witnesses was hard to judge. The witness says she woke her husband up and they sat outside for a few hours hoping for a repeat performance, but the spheres did not return. Georgia MUFON received an almost identical sighting report on February 13, 2010. FI M. Cadwell is assigned this intriguing case.
22 May, approx. 3:40 PM, Marietta – A Saturday afternoon spent relaxing by a pool that had just opened for the summer, turned interesting for a Marietta resident on May 22nd. After getting situated wearing polarized sunglasses and facing generally west for catching some rays, a flash of light caused him to open his eyes, as the sun came back out from behind some clouds. Upon opening his eyes he noticed, at about 65 degrees up above the horizon, something very faint in the shape of a fuzzy square or rectangle, adding that it may’ve had a “nose.” He heard no sound, although he describes a noisy environment, and whatever this was seemed pretty high up in the sky. “What was interesting,” he says, “was that when I removed my shades it was gone completely...I lifted my shades several times in disbelief as I followed it, making it go away and bringing it back.” Visible through his sunglasses, the object was gray, fuzzy, but with a better-defined, straight rear edge. At arms length, it seemed about as wide as the thickness of a No. 2 pencil (6-8 mm), and about half that in the other dimension. The object moved on a smooth steady course to the north, over a time period of about one to two minutes, leaving no contrail. The witness, a former USAF member and the son of a test pilot, indicates had never seen anything unexplainable until this. FI M. Moore is investigating.
11 May, 10:05 AM, Tifton - The witness was driving through Georgia on Interstate 75 near Tifton (Tift County), and stopped at exit 59 at a truck stop establishment. While walking northwest towards the main building, a flash of light in the sky to the west attracted his attention. At about 30 degrees elevation, he observed a “tumbling” silver object, reflecting the morning sun as it travelled on a steady course due north. Due to the tumbling motion, the object appeared to give off random, irregular flashes of light. The witness estimated the object was the size of an aspirin tablet held at arms length, and at something like 4000 feet altitude. The object was visible between the flashes, but the witness was unable to determine a definite physical shape, adding that it could have been triangular. After about 45 seconds the object turned to the NW and shortly thereafter went out of visual range. FI M. Cadwell is following up on this sighting report.
8 May, approx. 4:00 PM, Tybee Island – While vacationing at Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island (near Savannah, Chatham County), a Hinesville resident reports that she found an unusual in a digital photograph she took on the afternoon of May 8th. The photograph was submitted via MUFON’s CMS and shows a rectangular or square-shaped object visible among the clouds. The witness, 29, did not see anything in the camera’s field of view at the time, but found the object while reviewing her photos. ASD D. Marchant, in charge of MUFONGA’s coastal group, is investigating this case, with the probable assistance of the SD and other chapter personnel.
29 April, 9:13 PM, Calhoun - The witness went outside to have a cigarette when a bright light caught his attention. After watching for a moment, he called his daughter to witness what he was seeing because it seemed the light was coming closer to their house. As it got brighter and closer, the daughter, 13, became alarmed as did the witness. As it passed overhead, the witness had the presence of mind to grab his cell phone and, over the next 2 minutes, managed to snap off four photographs. There were two airplanes in somewhat close proximity, and the witness believes one or more may have seen the light. “I have a credible witness,” he says, “my 13-year-old daughter…she [was] scared [by] this incident.” SD/FI R. Howard is investigating this sighting.
17 April, approx. 11:00 PM, Atlanta – A witness and her sister-in-law were driving southeast towards Atlanta on Interstate 85 approaching "Spaghetti Junction" (i.e., the cloverleaf junction of I-85 and I-285; 285 is Atlanta’s beltline highway). The witness was driving at about 60 mph but was slowing, because she had noticed and was watching an unusual “airplane” moving across her field of view from right to left. By the time she alerted her companion, the object was only 20-25 feet above the HOV lane ahead of them. She had slowed down greatly, in the HOV lane to the far left, almost to the point of stopping. Her sister-in-law then screamed “No that’s not a plane, oh my God!” and the object just sat there, appearing to sway back and forth. It appeared round, steel-grey, had a dome on top, and had “multiple light bulbs underneath (at least 15-20)” that were very bright. The object tilted upwards slightly, then moved away very quickly, so fast that they could not say where it went. Total time of the sighting, start to end, was estimated as three minutes. SD/FI R. Howard is investigating this sighting.
14 April, approx. 10:30 PM, Wrens – A Madison County resident, 34, travels much of the east and southeast portion of Georgia in his routine as a delivery driver. He states he has logged 9+ years delivery-driving at night. On this particular evening, he was a few miles outside of Wrens, GA (Jefferson Co.) when he noticed two bright lights off to his right, moving in his same direction of travel. Thinking it was just a low flying military cargo plane, which he sees from time to time, he was surprised to see the lights fade out. As he watched, now thoroughly engaged, he then realized that no sound could be heard as would be expected. A few miles down the road he saw the same lights again, this time stationary over a very large field. The witness pulled over and got out of his delivery van in order to watch them. The lights seemed orange-ish part of the time, and white part of the time. No sound was heard despite the vehicle being completely turned off. After a moment, two more lights appeared, one to the left of the original two, and one to the right. All remained stationary. After a few minutes all four faded out. The witness resumed his route, driving towards Wrens, and saw two or sometimes just one of the lights reappear. At one point one of the lights was seen directly over the town of Wrens, which faded, reappeared, then faded again. Once on the other side of town and away from city lights he saw, very high in the sky, 10-12 lights together in a cluster, which appeared, flashed, and were gone. The witness emphasized his familiarity with the area, and with all features of the night sky, and is adamant that none of those possibilities will work. He has also revisited the field where he pulled over, and finds no rational explanation for what he saw. FI M. Cadwell is following up on this well-reported sighting.
April 1, approx. 11:00 PM, Summerville – The witness was on his way to Rome when he noticed a green blinking light. Since there was no traffic he could bring his car to a stop, and upon doing this he observed a large triangular craft about 100 feet long by 75 feet wide pass overhead. Both sides of the road were lined with mature pine trees and his first thought was he was seeing a military cargo plane about to crash; however there was no noise, only a slight hum. Looking out the open car window, witness states it was “so low I could see individual rivets or bolts in the metal.” He noted one white light in the center of the craft lighting up the underside. He watched as the triangle crossed GA Highway 100 about 3-4 miles south of the Floyd county line, moving west to east, and then turned north, going up the valley. “It was travelling extremely slow,” the witness said, “and I was amazed that it did not fall out of the sky.” SSD/FI M. Cadwell is assigned this case.
29 March, approx. 8:40 PM, Rome – While driving towards Rome, a 24-year old woman was driving home from work when she observed, low (treetop level) and ahead of her, a bright light she first took to be a star. Realizing it was too cloudy for that, she focused her attention on the light, which brightened, then “turned off.” Immediately after that she could now see a red light on the left of an oval-shaped object, and a green light on the right side. Knowing she was approaching a railroad crossing, she thought perhaps it might prove to be a train. Instead, once at the crossing witness could see that whatever it was, it was the size of an automobile (an SUV), almost spherical, and was maybe 10 feet beyond the crossing and 30 feet up in the air. By now she was thoroughly upset, “because I knew that what I was seeing wasn't right.” Thinking quickly, the witness pulled into a school parking lot and pulled out her cell phone intending to get a photograph, but the object shot away quickly before she could get off a shot. She then called her husband, extremely upset. FI M. Cadwell is investigating this well-reported, and disturbing, close-encounter.
21 March, 8:40 PM, Macon – An amateur astronomer was headed outside from his house to set up his telescope and begin sky-watching together with a neighbor. As he stepped out of his house the neighbor told him to “look up,” that a satellite was passing overhead. However, the witness quickly concluded that it couldn’t be a satellite because it was too low. The object seemed solid and was white, diamond-shaped, and had green “spikes” or protrusions, one each at the top, bottom, left and right sides. It moved from the NNE, steadily and on a straight trajectory across the sky, disappearing to the SSE. From the FI, the initial duration estimate is 3-5 minutes, and the size estimate is similar to a dime at arms length. FI D. Sparry has been assigned this interesting and impressive case.
18 March, 10:40 PM – A Dunwoody resident and MUFON member reports that he and a friend were driving westbound on Johnson Ferry Road (Dekalb Co. metro Atlanta), not far from his home, when they both observed, ahead of them and low in the sky, an orange, crescent-shaped light or object. They report about one minute’s duration of seeing this apparently motionless object. After they lost sight of it once beyond the original sighting location, they drove around looking for another vantage point where they could see it again; but unfortunately, although they observed from several such high-ground places it could not be located again. They did notice an emergency-airlift helicopter on top of one of the medical buildings, powering-down with rotors still turning as though from having just completed a medical airlift flight. The witness estimates the object was the size of a penny at arms length, and that it was perhaps one to two miles distant. It appears initially that the second witness, a licensed professional, has agreed to provide a written statement and sketch concerning the sighting, from his perspective. SD/FI R. Howard is following up on this sighting.
6 March 2010, approx. 9:30 PM, Wildwood – A man reports that his wife was driving through Wildwood (Dade County) when she observed an orange orb shooting across the sky. After just a few seconds, a smaller orb detached from the main one and travelled in the same direction before fading out of sight. FIs M. and L. Moore are following up on this sighting.
6 March 2010, approx. 5:30 PM, Senoia – A resident stepped outside his home to call his oldest son home from a friend's house across the street. From his driveway he noticed that his son, the son’s friend, and the friend's mother and father (4 witnesses in all) were all looking at the sky pointing at something. The witness says he looked up and saw a ball of light silently and smoothly cruising from the east in a straight line. It then slowly started turning north until it finally disappeared. The sighting went for at least one minute, perhaps more, the witness says. It was eventually lost from view behind some trees, but at great distance. The witness considered and then dismissed the idea of a really bright aircraft at height; they live near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and are used to, and familiar with, the constant air traffic overhead in their neighborhood. FI M. Cadwell is assigned this case.
21 February 2010, 4:30 PM, Cartersville – A professional chef was taking pictures of a jet contrail which had drawn his interest over the course of an hour, due to its persistence; it seemed like it should’ve dispersed away. The direction of view was northeast and about 30 degrees above the horizon, seeming closer and lower than a standard passenger-jet contrail should to him. It was also a single contrail and not the usual dual (paired) contrail. In reviewing his photograph he noticed five (5) bright round objects near the contrail. Not seeing them at the time, he only took one picture (photograph posted in CMS). The witness says dogs in the nearby area “went nuts.” SD R. Howard is investigating.
14 February 2010, 2:15 PM, Newnan – A 19-year was videotaping his sister’s batting practice at a baseball field. Upon reviewing the footage he noticed a brownish-colored object that moves very fast left to right (west to east) above the field and out of view. The witness submitted the video in CMS. The portion where the object is visible lasts about 2-3 seconds; the object was first seen to the north, and last seen to the northeast. FI D. Sparry is investigating, assisted by SD R. Howard.
13 February 2010, 10:30 PM, Gwinnett County – A witness was driving on Ronald Reagan Parkway near the Bethesda Park exit when (he/she) observed about 20 orange, translucent spheres through the trees. The witness pulled over, off the road, and saw four other cars that also had pulled over. The objects moved around in random patterns for a while; after that, they lined up single file in the air, and moved upwards disappearing into the same spot in the air. While no duration was given, witness estimates they were 100-500 feet distant, visually larger than a baseball held at arms length, and between 4 and 10 feet across in size. FI M. Cadwell is assigned the case.
28 January 2010, approx. 11:30 PM, Savannah – A woman reports that after leaving her house, her friend called her on the phone saying a UFO was moving around in the sky. She then went outside and joined her friend to watch. As she went out, a baby monitor in her robe pocket went off and had to be turned way down, an unusual event, she says. The friend advised that one particular star had been moving around erratically, and shooting off beams of red and blue. After some time, the witness herself also saw this. The movement was circular, and the appearance was “as if it was shining blue and red flashlights while moving in circles…the lights only lasted a few seconds at a time and then would stop.” The friend continued to watch for some two hours more, and told the witness that as many as five of the same objects were visible at times. He eventually left due to feeling, the witness says, as though something was “about to get him” and that “they knew he was watching them and had taken notice of him.” ASD/FI D. Marchant is working on this case.
19 January 2010, 3:23 AM, Marietta – Driving on Highway 92 and headed toward Woodstock, at a point just past Sandy Plains Road, a 26-year-old Woodstock resident saw a bright, shining white light about 100-150 yards distant and about the same distance above ground, above some trees, to his left. “It was almost as bright as if someone were shining a flashlight directly into your eyes.” The witness had to stop at a red light about 30 seconds later, and from there watched it for about 2 minutes before he needed to proceed on ahead. The light did not move the entire time he sat at the stoplight, but then suddenly as he drove just past it, the light plummeted straight down directly towards the ground. The witness stuck his head out of the window to listen for what he assumed would be a crash, but never heard one. The witness wasn’t sure how or whether he should go looking for it, so he continued on home. “I have never been so terrified by something that I could not explain in my life…I had no idea what I saw, but I'm not crazy, and I'm not a liar, and I know I saw something.” The witness says his main fellings are “Fear and disbelief.” SSD/FI S. Bass is assigned this case and is following up.
18 January 2010, 3:44 AM, Kennesaw – The witness, 18, was outside smoking a cigarette with friends, when one of them pointed out a distant, “neutral-white” object that had beams of red and blue shining out from it. The main point of the witness account, however, was that he and 3 to 5 others have had multiple and ongoing sightings of UFOs and strange beings they believe are extraterrestrials. “Things are going on here…we need someone to come look…into it deeper.” Initial information (as of Jan. 24) was that this is a highly complicated group of sightings and events. FI M. Cadwell is working this intriguing case.
18 January 2010, 12:40 PM, Atlanta – The witness, a journalist and parent of two, saw three separate objects above Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. There was a clear blue sky, with no clouds or haze, making the objects easy to see, witness says. The two smaller objects were shining white spheres, while the third object was larger and composed of two spheres end-to-end, like a “figure 8,” one red and the other white. The witness judged their size as similar to that of a small aircraft and their altitude as about 1000 feet. The objects moved in a triangle formation towards the east, at a high angle above the horizon (estimated 90 degrees), with the sun behind them. “They should have been backlit but were shining white and red as though they were internally illuminated,” the witness noted. After a duration estimated as 5 minutes, the red and white object “blinked out of sight” as did one of the smaller white objects. The other smaller object simply moved out of sight toward the horizon. FI C. Schneider is investigating this case.
15 January 2010, approx. 8:15 PM, Brunswick – As he was walking his dog in front of his parent's house, a young man saw an orange light at distance, rising very slowly. Through binoculars, the light seemed to be a triangle or possibly a "p" shape. It also appeared to be moving erratically, with jerks to the right and left. The witness’ brother says that this is the second time this UFO has been seen, because he saw it the night before. FI B. Trainor in our Coastal section is following up on this sighting.