Showing posts with label Pennsylvania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pennsylvania. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Possible UFO sighting in Lehigh County

“HANOVER TWP., Pa. - A handful of people have reported seeing something strange in the skies in Lehigh County.

A man says he and his family were leaving Sam's Club in Hanover Township Sunday evening when they spotted something overhead.

He says it looked like three gray, circular objects flying in a single line…”

Part of an article from WFMZ-TVContinue reading

Monday, May 2, 2011

Unknown objects seen in Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON: Date of event: April 9, 2011

“I am a New Jersey UFO investigator of 30 years and I am friends with Paty J. Marcatillio (Dr. UFO). I was at a friend's house on the morning of April 9, 2011, in Washington Crossings, PA, picking him up to head up to State College.

While waiting, I went out to his porch to smoke a cigarette and was looking over the new Veteran's Cemetery in Washington Crossings. Coming from Trenton and moving west were two huge bright orange orbs moving horizontally across the sky.

There is a microwave tower in my view across the field, and the two orbs were 3/4 of the way up the tower. There appeared to be one following the other.

They came into my sight and flew horizontally out of my sight within a matter of seconds. There were no flames or structure to be seen. These were NOT planes, jets, helicopters or balloons. These 2 orbs were contrasted by a clear blue sky as a background.

My first thoughts were that of disbelief, but Bucks county has has a string of UFOs so its not all uncommon. After some research, I found no corresponding sightings or media stories.

I did however speak to my friend and he stated he and his boss have been viewing 3 bright white orbs hoving over Route 95 that were not Orion's Belt, and as they hovered, were considerably larger and hung lower in the night sky.”

Monday, April 25, 2011

Three unknown objects photographed over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON: Date of event: January 10, 2011

pa011010“My 26-year-old son and his wife were driving north on Belvoir Road near Plymouth Road intersection, in a brand new less than 100 miles, Toyota Corolla, when my son decided to take a few pictures out the window. The photograph below shows something we saw when we reviewed it. The actual picture on the camera had more visible objects, at least 10 to 20 more.

To put it in today’s words "there was a lot going on up in the sky."  When he took the picture, neither he nor his wife noticed anything unusual in the sky.

I have shown this to other people and got mixed viewpoints from being real UFOs or just plain dirt on windshield. One man I showed picture to come back later with numerous older published photos showing three similar objects in identical formation.

A few days after the taking of the picture I sat in the front seat of the Toyota and looked through windshield at every possible angle and there was no dirt marks or deformities in window.

The car had not been washed from the time of photo up to the time I examined the windshield.”

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cigar-shaped UFO seen over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: June 12, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I was lying on the couch watching the Weather Channel as we were having some storms in the area. I had been out playing hockey and I wanted to go back out. It looked as if the storm had passed on the radar, so I started to head back out.

First, I glanced out the window when lightning caught my eye. I stood there and watched for a minute before I saw a black, cigar-shaped object hurtling through the sky. It was above the treeline, sliding at a 45 degree angle.

At first, I dismissed the object as a bird, but there was a hawk flyng next to it. The hawk was shifting, but the UFO kept at a steady angle. The event lasted about 5 seconds. As soon as the sighting had occurred, I came up to my computer and wrote this report.

So you can trust that the whole scene is fresh in my head and I didn't make up anything. Remember to watch the skies.

P.S. I am sorry there is no attached media. I know that lessens your belief in my testimony, but I swear, it was there!"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Multiple unknown lights spotted over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: June 1, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"Over the past several nights my wife and I have seen multiple lights over our house in the 10 PM to 11 PM time frame. The two that stand out are on Saturday night 5/29 around 10:30 PM, when two bright lights were moving from the south to north looking very high and fast. They were flying exactly parallel, but with a large gap between them.

They were flying the same speed and in unison for about a minute, and then the left hand light made an immediate 60 to 75 degree turn, while the other light continued on the straight course it was on. Both faded from sight in less than a minute.

The second event happened on Tuesday 6/1 at 10:38 PM when a similar light as described above was flying over my house heading NNW. I know the time and direction because I had my phone for the time and digital compass. It passed over the valley in about a minute and was past my house when there was a bright flash and it disappeared.

On both nights all the objects looked the same, and appeared to be very high with similar speed and no noise. Being on a landing path for Greater Pittsburgh and Allegheny County airports, and having many fly over routes over my house, I notice planes and have seen numerous objects flying over this area, so we watch the sky at night when outside.

No opinion of object similar to seeing space station, but not the same. Does not give the impression of a plane of any kind I have seen."

Monday, June 14, 2010

Unknown, black object shooting flames seen over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: June 4, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"My husband and I were watering our plants in the backyard. When we finished, while my husband was putting the water hose away, I looked up in the sky and saw this strange object. I couldn't tell what it was. I could see it very clearly, but I could not identify it.

I called my husband and asked him if he knew what this thing was. He looked at it and couldn't tell either. We were a little creeped out about it. This thing was black, and made of metal. The object had flames shooting out from the bottom and sides of it.

This thing didn't make any noise. I also noticed it had some sharp points to it. This object move dvery slow in a horizontal pattern in a northeastly direction. It kept moving to the point that we lost sight of it in the clouds. I first thought it was space debris falling from the sky. My husband said that it didn't fall from the sky, this thing moved in a way that falling debris wouldn't move.

It moved like something was in control of it. I emailed the newspaper to see if anyone else made any reports on this object, but never got a response. I checked the newspaper to see if they wrote anything about this thing and nothing was ever mentioned in it. I was wondering if you can look into this and see if anyone else saw this thing or if there's a reasonable explanation to what this was."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pilot sees disc shaped UFO fly near commercial airliner over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: June 3, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I was sitting on a porch looking south and noticed an object flying above and close to a commercial jet airplane heading northeast. This immediately drew my attention. I am a private pilot and never have seen anything fly so close to a commercial plane.

I thought it might be a military aircraft, but it was disc-shaped and left no contrail like the commercial jet. The sky was mostly sunny with a few high clouds, and the commercial jet contrail was very visible.

I stood up to get a closer view and called over two of my relatives also on the porch to look. They both saw the object. We watched the object hover above the airplane, then ascend at about a 70 degree angle out of view.

After we all drew pictures of what we saw and talked about it to the relatives that weren't on the porch (each taking a turn to describe it), the consensus was that the object was a disc, and very shiny, either white or metallic (the white plane looked dull in comparison). The disc flew tipped slightly on one end; the disc maintained a consistent speed, and altitude above the airliner for at least 20 seconds; the disc then ascended at about a 70 degree incline and appeared to rise faster than the speed it traveled over the airliner.

The disc didn't leave a contrail either over the airliner, or when it accelerated as it was rising. We tried to think of all explanations for what the object could have been: a weather balloon, a military jet, etc. and could find nothing that fits."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Multiple unknown objects seen over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: May 24, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I felt compelled to report what I saw last night. I was going to report anyway, but I wanted to read the last 20 reports to MUFON first. I was looking for anything that matched what I had seen. A witness in England (who had similar sighting) said sighting was at 2:30 AM. That would be 9:30 PM in the USA. I do a lot of star gazing on clear nights, and felt last night would be eventful.

I looked out a northeast-facing window and saw a yellowish, white, star-like object moving horizontally going from south to north. I thought it is probably a satellite, the ISS, or Space Shuttle. However, upon going outside with my binoculars in hand, I then witnessed at least 10 other such objects within the next 1/2 hour!

The first few went east to north. Then one came from the west going north. I then observed one coming from the southeast, which merged with what I thought were just stars! It was that one that convinced me that what I was seeing was not ordinary. After it merged, it became stationary. It seemed like there were a lot of stars in arc formations as well.

Like I said, I look up a lot at night, and I'm familiar with star positions. I didn't see anything that resembled a missile like the Great Britain witness did, but I found that report to be very close to what I saw, and not that much time difference either. I began watching the sky 1 hour later, close enough I think. We may have been watching the same display on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Oh, I should add that these objects were really high up. At the level of stars it seemed.

They moved at a somewhat normal speed, like airplanes, but definitely not airplanes. No blinking lights whatsoever. Just whitish star-like objects that could be seen with the naked eye. This all took place between 10:30 and 11:00 PM. Normal air traffic was unusually light last night. One other oddity during the event was that the song birds, that are nesting right now, were chirping very softly. This is not usual for them.

I live in the woods, and am surrounded by trees and all sorts of wildlife. I'm very familiar with their habits. Anyway, there was nothing normal about what I saw last night. My son and I witnessed one of these on 5/9/10, but I dismissed it as a satellite. Now I feel we may have seen more that night, but we went in to watch a movie.

I really feel like those who are staying indoors at night are missing the greatest show on Earth! I always knew it wasn't the circus. So long for now."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Witness chases UFO in both Ohio and Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: May 14, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania and Ohio, USA

"At approximately 10:30 PM, I noticed a bright, star-like object that was stationary in the sky to the northwest of Sharon, PA. From where I saw it, this would put it over Trumbull County, OH. At first thought, I was wondering if it might be Venus, but it seemed larger than that, and I know Venus does not appear in the northwest sky.

In addition, the light had an occasional flicker as if it was a star. I thought, though, that the flicker might be coming from twigs at the tops of trees that may not have been readily apparent in the night sky from where I was seeing the light. I became curious and decided to try to get a better view, so I headed west from where I was to downtown Sharon, PA.

Once in the downtown area, the object appeared as what can be described in terms of size and brightness as an outside incandescent porch light of a house that would be about 4/10 of a mile away from where I was. The lighted object appeared just above the tree line at the top of the West Hill area of Sharon, PA. At this point, I knew what I was seeing was something unusual, because it was low in the sky and there were no blinking red, white, or blue lights surrounding it that would indicate some type of commercial or private human aircraft.

I decided I wanted to get a better look, so I proceeded through the downtown area and out the northwest side of town in the direction of the light. I had lost sight of the object for a little while until I got to an area of high ground on route 846 where the light would occasionally disappear behind trees on the west side of the highway.

By now the light seemed that it was more above me rather than so much in the distance and appeared to have a more yellowish cast. I continued to search for more open space, so I turned left at the next main intersection and headed west into Trumbull County, OH.

There are a lot of wooded areas in the area I was in, so I was searching for more open farm fields well into Trumbull County to get a better view. There were large gaps between visuals of the light because of the trees, but managed to get my best view while on route 305 about 2 to 3 miles west of Hartford Center. However, by this time the object had moved quite a distance to the northwest heading in a northwesterly direction.

At this point, although still quite large and yet at a greater distance away, the object appeared more yellowish-orange and more pulsating. I continued to pursue while on route 305 until lost sight of object behind the distant trees to the northwest of route 11. This is where I ended my chase believing that I was not going to catch up to it, and it was already about 11 PM."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Witness spots triangle UFO over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: March 6, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"Actually reporting this from a description my brother gave me. What makes this more credible is that he is a UFO "non-believer" and is not much of an Internet user, so he hasn't had exposure to what may be posted by others. He called me on the morning of March 6 to talk about another issue, and near the end of the conversation said, "Oh, by the way, I saw the strangest thing last night while driving up my road."

Image left: Witness depiction.

He came to a stop sign, and happened to glance through the top part of his windshield just in time to see what he first thought was a shooting star. He then realized it was not a meteor and told me he still wasn't sure what it was. I asked him to describe it and when he said "triangle shaped," it got my attention quickly.

He said it was moving extremely fast, much faster than anything he had ever seen before, and covered the sky in 2 or 3 seconds. It made no sound and traveled in an arching motion like it was following the curve of the Earth. He estimated that it was at least 10,000 feet up, maybe more. He also said it had to be quite large due to the altitude and relative size when compared to the stars.

It was traveling from north to south towards the Tarentum/Harmarville area. I asked him if he could sketch it and he said he could. He described the huge light on the bottom of the craft, and the outside edges were lit along the entire length, and several large lights in the back.

The lights seemed blurry/hazy, and left sort of a streak, but he figured it was due to the extreme speed. I went to his house the following weekend and brought along several print-outs of triangle craft since he had never seen a photo of one before.

He was amazed to see how close his drawing was to others. To this day, he said he still doesn't believe in UFOs, but he is sure that what he saw was not any type of known airplane or military jet. I re-sketched the craft based on his drawing, which was on a torn out line piece of paper, so I figured it would scan clearer if I re-did it.

The main difference to note on this craft is the lack of lights at each point. All of the lights were white and had no blinkers. I am hoping someone else out there has witnessed this type of craft, especially the extreme speed. He told me that if he didn't happen to glance up at just the right moment, he would have never seen it."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Motorists sees large triangle over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: April 21, 2010
Location of event: near Allentown, Pennsylvania

"I was taking my daughter to her father's house, leaving from Allentown going towards Kutztown. It was 7:40 PM when we left. We were traveling on Shantz Rd. Near the police station when I just turned my head to look out the window and I saw this large light over the industrial park. What really caught my interest was the color and size.

It was this red-orange light that just pulsated. I was driving, so I put my eyes back on the road and I asked my 10-year-old daughter if she saw it. She looked over and said, "Yes, what is that?" She kept an eye on it and realized it was not moving. We then went over the hill towards the winery, and we looked back to try to see it again and we couldn't. It was too low to see over the hill.

So we just dismissed it, and went on our way to Kutztown. The best way I could describe this was if you could imagine a low-flying air plane that was just a ball of pulsating light and didn't move. That's how big it was. So I dropped my daughter of in Kutztown a little after 8 PM and started heading home. I get to where I turn of on 222 to Shantz Rd. There is a gas station right there.

I passed the gas station and just look toward the Terri Hill Water Park area of 222. My heart dropped! I saw three extremely large lights of red-orange like the size of a full moon all in a perfect triangle shape. The lights spanned maybe the half the size of a football field.

I couldn't believe how low and large it was. I thought to myself I need to get a picture of this, my husband will never believe me.

Where I was on Shantz Rd I couldn't pull over until I got to the Lucent Building drive way, but the building was blocking the lights. I still can't believe what I saw. I called my husband and told him. While I was on the phone with my husband, I decided to see if I could see it if I kept going further. I drove up and over the hill turned onto the road to go into the industrial park knowing this is where I saw the other light earlier.

I turned onto the road and I saw nothing as if nothing ever happened. There is no way that I was the only one that saw this."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Multiple, unknown lights seen over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: April 3, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I was standing on the steps of my back porch when I saw these five-seven lights moving very fast. The color was kind of orange at first. That must have been because they came through the low, scattered cloud cover and the lights from town shining up hindered the glow. Whatever they were, they were moving very fast.

They were not in formation until they started to get out of the viewing area that I could see. They then formed a V-formation, but all I could see was just three of them when they formed up. The objects were going due north on the east side of Clarion, again they were moving very fast.

I just cannot believe what I saw. This is the second time I have seen lights in the skies over Clarion, PA. I'm 60 years old and lived in the country all my life and looked at the stars and airplanes at night and haven't seen anything.

In the last six months this is the second time. What on God's earth is going on?"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Strange flying object moves over bridge in Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: April 11, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I went to Pennsylvania for a weekend vacation. When we were driving back, we took the Ben Franklin Bridge back into NJ. As we were on it, I noticed off to my right there was a stationary object above the water about a mile from my location.

The object was also sort of hazy. As a bridge support went by my vision, the object was gone from the area that I originally viewed it. I then saw it approximately 2 miles to the east a second or two later. It once again was stationary. It was in the same position in the air and strangely did not increase or decrease in size even though my distance from it changed.

While moving down the highway, it was obscured by trees for a couple seconds, then it was gone when I was able to see its location again. I looked all around the area, however, could not get any other location on it. I remember thinking to tell the other four people in the car with me, but for some reason, I didn't tell anyone about it until later that night.

The entire event may have lasted about 10 seconds from start to finish. The object could have been easily seen by anyone in the area due to its location was in a wide open area of the sky over the water. This object should have been recorded on the radar of the Philadelphia Airport. It was well within reach of their radar, and the area of that airport.

Judging by my memory of its location, it was probably closer to the Walt Whitman Bridge than the Ben Franklin Bridge. Even if I was mistaken on this object and it was a plane, the shape was close to a proper "L" shape and to relocate to its second location, the "plane" would have had to be flying backwards. Not possible. This event took place on 04/11/2010 at approximately 3:30 to 4:00 PM, EST."

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Three pointed object appears from electric cloud in Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: April 2, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"Around 11:28 PM I was sitting in my sunroom. All of the animals began to act up, their sound filled the area. I live on top of one of the mountains so I have a great view down into the city and over to the horizon. High up in the sky I saw a strange electric cloud, it looked like a cloud shadowed the moon because it was very bright, but the moon was nowhere around the area.

I was facing south at the time and with the animals still going crazy, there appeared a three-pointed object with lights at each point. I am partially color blind, but the colors seemed to look like green-blue, or even a yellow-purple, I really can't explain the colors.

I stared at the object, which seemed to appear over the horizon near the Galleria Mall / Airport area. The object hovered for about 20 seconds, there were no blinking lights on it, so I knew it wasn't a normal aircraft.

After 30-40 seconds, it disappeared into another cloud of what I can only explain as electricity. The cloud was amorphous and very jelly-fish like, long and wispy strings with a type of density. The animals stopped barking and the object then reappeared, closer to me than before.

It moved very slowly from east to west, then it stopped again, and then it started to move very fast past my field of vision.amorphous I ran through the house, out the front door and watched it fly quickly overhead towards the west. It made a strange, low humming noise and buzzed by me very quickly then it disappeared suddenly. I went back to the sunroom and sat down very confused."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Haunted places - Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania

One of the most haunted places in the world is the Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) in Pennsylvania. It was originally opened in 1829 and is considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary. But the prison, designed to hold just about 300 prisoners, soon became overpopulated (about 1700 were jammed into the cells) and in 1913, Eastern State officially abandoned the solitary system and operated as a congregate prison until it closed in 1970.

Image left: The Eastern State Penitentiary from the outside.

The inmates at EST had no easy life. Torture and harassments by the guards was a part of their daily living and maybe this is one of the reasons why the prison is reported to be one of the most haunted places in America. One of the most famous paranormal stories from there is about a locksmith who had an eerily encounter.

One day, a locksmith was doing some restoration work in Cell Block #4. According to the story, he was working to remove a 140-year-old lock from the cell door when a massive force overcame him so powerfully he was unable to move. Some believed he opened a gateway to the horrific past and the trapped spirits could now escape. All hell was now broken lose. On the cell wall, anguished faces appeared and hundreds of distorted forms swirled around the cellblock and one dominating form seemed to beckon the locksmith to him.

Image right: One of many cell blocks at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Today the penitentiary is open for the public and daily tours of the place is made. Every there are more than a two dozen paranormal groups investigating the place and in almost every case, they find evidence of paranormal activity. Probably the most famous evidence was captured by the Ghost Hunters team while doing an investigation there. A stationary camera captured a human-like figure running towards the camera, then stops and takes off in the other way.

Video of the incident:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two witnesses spot unidentified objects over Pennsylvania

Report from MUFON:

Date of event: February 6, 2010
Location of event: Pennsylvania, USA

"I was shoveling my deck with a friend after the big Mid-Atlantic snow storm on February 6th. While shoveling, I happened to look up and saw 2 bright lights, approximately one finger width apart. My initial thought was, “Those planes are close or going to hit each other.”

A few seconds after I saw the lights, I quickly asked my friend to check the objects out. At this point we are both observing the two lights. I love astronomy and know star / planet positions very well- the 2 lights were in the northeast from my position, and planets would never be in this part of the sky. The details: the lights were the magnitude of Venus, very bright, a steady light (like a planet looks, no twinkles like a star).

In fact, it looked like 2 Venuses in the northeast sky at 8 PM Eastern Time USA. I held my hand up to see if the lights were moving; I thought maybe they were flares. There was no movement. I was in the military and know how flares move. The lights were 45 degrees from each other; the one right was higher, left lower.

My friend and I kept observing, asking “what the heck is that?” for about 2 minutes. Then the light on the bottom left winked out slowly, and 2 seconds later, the one on the right winked out. There was no movement across the sky; it looked like they were moving away from our viewing position, or disappearing. There were no more sightings after that.

More info- I live in an area where you see the commercial planes flying west out of Philadelphia. While we were observing the 2 objects, they disappeared while a plane flying out of Philadelphia came between us and our viewing position of the objects. Using the plane as an altitude reference, the lights were higher.