• Two Tennessee witnesses photograph UFO

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 27th, 2012

    They claim it was something they have "never seen before in their lives."

    Two witnesses were driving in Braden, TN, toward Somerville at 9:10p on June 25, 2012, when they suddenly saw a very bright light in the sky just above the road, which made them first consider that it was a radio tower light.

    The driver pulled over to the side of the road, near the intersection of highways 59 and 97 to take a closer look at the bright red, steady light.  It soon changed color from red to white and began to fade in and out ...

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  • Chinese crew first to dock with module

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 27th, 2012

    The crew aboard China's Schenzou 9 spacecraft successfully completed the nation's first docking with the Tiangong 1 orbiting module this week.

    The crew, which includes China's first woman astronaut received a congratulation call from Chinese President Hu Jintao, according to lock news reports.

    The astronauts are reportedly in good spirits as their 13 day mission winds down.

    China plans to build a larger, 60 ton space station by 2020.

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  • First Chinese woman launches into space

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 17th, 2012

    China's space program has taken another leap with the launch of the country's first female astronaut on a 20 day mission to attempt the nation's first manned docking mission.

    The ambitious mission is an important step in China's plan to build a space station by 2020.

    The three person crew successfully launched their Shenzhou-9 spacecraft atop the Long March 2F rocket.

    The astronauts will attempt to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space module, a small scale space station that was launched in September, 2011.  If successful, they will be the first crew to inhabit the station ...

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  • Secret spaceship lands after 15 months in orbit

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 17th, 2012

    The U.S. civilian space shuttle program may be dead, but the secret military space program is alive and well, after an unmanned Air Force space place quietly returned to earth after spending 469 days in low earth orbit.

    The Boeing built X-37B glided to a pinpoint landing at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday morning.  The Air Force gave no advance notice of the landing and withheld details of the space craft's technical performance.

    The reusable ship's ...

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  • Detailed witness account of UFO close encounter

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 16th, 2012

    A couple in Illinois have offered a rare, detailed report of a strange encounter with a 30 foot, disc-shaped object that flew from a high altitude toward their car at a rapid pace, and hovered closely to them.

    The couple reported their October 17, 2011, sighting this week to MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) after months of concern and undisclosed ill-effects following their encounter.

    They were driving southwest on I-355 toward New Lenox, IL, at 7:45pm, when the husband noticed, "a small, extremely bright silver and amber-hued light, flare violently in the southeastern sky."  

    After flaring for a moment the ...

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  • Another look at mysterious UFO-shaped object sunk in Baltic Sea

    By Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo on June 15th, 2012
    • The controversial undersea formation discovered last year in the Baltic Sea is getting a closer examination.

    Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz reports:

    Last year, a mysterious UFO-shaped 60-foot disc was discovered in the bottom of the Baltic sea by a Swedish ocean exploration team using sonar. Now, that same team has managed to get near it and take photographs. According to diver Stefan Hogeborn, it's unlike anything they've ever seen:

    During my 20-year diving career, including 6000 dives, I have never seen anything like this. Normally stones don't burn. I can't explain what we saw, and I ...

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  • Navy drone mistaken for UFO

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 16th, 2012

    An experimental drone aircraft caused alarm in the Washington D.C. area this week when witnesses thought it was a UFO.

    And it wasn't even flying.  

    The Northrop Grumman X-47B experimental drone, built for the U.S. Navy, was being transported across the country to Maryland by a big rig, after the craft completed test flights in California.

    Witnesses posted images if the drone strapped to the truck, concerned that it was a captured UFO.

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    The pilotless, computer controlled X-47B drone is designed to land on aircraft carriers.
    The pilotless, computer controlled X-47B drone is designed to land on ...
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  • Couple spots strange light in Michigan- again

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 8th, 2012

    A married couple in Grant, Michigan reported to MUFON that they witnessed a "bright and clear…ball of light" while driving on the evening of June 8, 2012.

    The couple was driving east on Sand Lake Road, about one half mail north of state road M-55m, when the wife noticed a ball of light about 60-70 degrees off the horizon.  She asked her husband to take a look, and he immediately pulled the car to the side of the road and turned off the car engine, to listen for any noise coming from the flying light.  Passing traffic made hearing ...

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  • Late night UFO spooks cattle

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 6th, 2012

    A witness in Indiana has reported observing an unusually bright light hovering in the sky that appeared for several minutes.

    On the way home on June 4, 2012, at about 11:45pm, the witness continued to look for the object as it was obscured by trees, and before he turned down the road toward his farm.

    He then saw the same bright light in the northern sky as it streaked across the sky at a very high rate of speed, with a long tail following the light.

    The witness arrived home, feeling shaky about what he witnessed, and noticed that ...

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  • Objects photographed over Tombstone, Arizona

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 2nd, 2012

    A career military intelligence analyst spotted a group of UFOs from his home in Tombstone. Arizona, on May 20, 2012, according to MUFON (Mutual UFO Network.)

    The witness reported that he was watching his kids in the backyard of his home when he noticed a dust devil about a block away.  As his eyes followed the rising column of dust, he noticed an object that he first thought was a distant aircraft.

    Initially, the object appeared not to move, which the witness found odd during the brightest time of day, at around 12:30p local time.  He thought the object ...

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  • Strange lights over Delaware racetrack

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 1st, 2012

    Mysterious lights have been seen over the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino racetrack in Dover, Delaware, for three months, according to employees of the track.

    The most recent sighting, on May 28, 2012, was reported to MUFON by a sole witness to the event.

    The employee was on break when he saw "three bright lights hovering over top the sky boxes on the other side of the track."

    The witness tried to take a picture of the lights with a cell phone, but the lights were gone by the time he pulled out his phone.

    A few minutes later, the witness ...

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  • Football shaped UFO with lights along Sacramento River

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 1st, 2012

    A large, oblong object with at least dozen multi-colored lights was spotted in pre-dawn darkness on February 12, 2012, in Butte County, California.

    The silent object was seen hovering over a wooded area along the Sacramento River, according to the witness who reported the sighting today to MUFON.

    "It was shaped not unlike a football, but less accentuated 'ends,' it appeared to be symmetrical from to back top to bottom, although oblong."

    "Although it had many more lights than a copter, and all around, above and below, with several colors, which I don't exactly recall now, white, blue I ...

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  • Daylight sighting of large, silver "soda can" shaped object in Wisconsin

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 1st, 2012

    A model airplane hobbyist in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, reported spotting a UFO "shaped like a soda can" emerge from behind a cloud on May 30, 2012.

    MUFON reports that the witness was standing in an open field, flying his radio controlled model airplane when he saw a "vividly bright silver" object.

    "I know it was not a plane or blimp as it was not an aluminum color, but a very bright silver and the shape was so very clean in terms of seeing it clearly," the witness reported.

    He added, "As it came from behind a cloud it had to ...

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  • Hundreds of UFO sightings reported in May

    By Ted Bonnitt on June 1st, 2012

    The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has released statistics on reported UFO sightings for May, 2012

    California led with 71reported sightings for the month, followed by Texas with 36 cases, Missouri with 31, Arizona with 25 and New York with 25 reported sightings.

    Nationwide, the most common sightings were of spheres, with 195 reported. 128 circle shaped objects were reported, 78 triangles, 70 fireballs, 46 disc shapes, 8 chevrons and 19 boomerangs, among others.

    Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Oregon, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana and Washington each had at least 13 reports of UFOs in May.

    There were 17 ...

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