Coverage of 2012 triangle UFO cases closed out as Unknowns continues today with 11 pieces of edited witness statements from April 2012 cases, according to December 28, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The completed cases means MUFON field investigators have ruled out Mother Nature and anything man-made.
- January: Closed triangle UFO cases: January 2012 yields 22 reports.
- February: Closed triangle UFO cases: February 2012 yields 15 reports.
- March: Closed triangle UFO cases: March 2012 yields 14 reports.
The triangle remains a top three UFO shape for 2012 with 685 U.S. reports filed through December 15, 2012. Coverage will continue with the remaining 2012 months until we have a complete log of the best triangle cases from the year. The witness statements here are edited testimony. You may view the complete and unedited testimony using the case links provided.
April 2, 2012, 8:15 p.m., Hickory, Catawba County, NC. Case 37084. “I witnessed a triangle / chevron-shaped craft approach me from a compass heading approximately 315 degrees northwest above the tree line at our home,” the witness stated. “The first indication was this very bright, red light coming towards me; one would estimate its size to be 1.5 times the size of the full moon. As it passed directly overhead, one could see it was a dimmed triangle outline with a very bright red luminous light with a little hit of orange underneath? This craft made no noise whatsoever. It was completely silent. Its heading before disappearing was approximately 147 degrees southeast. This craft must be between one-quarter and one-half mile high.”
April 6, 2012, 10:50 p.m., Joshua, Johnson County, TX. Case 37173. “Driving from Joshua to Cleburne on Highway 174 headed south,” the witness stated. “Three of us witnessed a meteor-like object moving at exceptional rates of speed from east to west miles away. About two to three minutes later an extremely bright light lit up, hovering over the highway about two miles outside of Joshua city limits. The shape was indiscernible but the lights were very bright. A few seconds later the object makes a barrel roll, and dissipates into what it looked like the first time we saw it – a singular, bright light- then the object vanished with no trace.”
April 8, 2012, 9:50 p.m., St. Clair County, MI. Case 37208. “Object appeared to be moving due east when first observed,” the witness stated. “Went outside to look. Yellow-white center with three orange flames (I thought ); two up and one center down. As we observed it flying over, the flames were stationary and angled back to points. No trail and no sound. It appeared to travel on an arcing path, not straight line, and did not loose altitude. Last seen over Ontario, Canada.”
April 11, 2012, 10:30 p.m., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. Case 37421. “There were three round/orb, bluish/white lights in the sky in a tight triangle formation,” the witness stated. “Very symmetric. There was a yellowish/greenish ‘ring’ around them. Very similar to what a rack for pool balls looks like. It was above my neighbor’s house. Moving towards the west. It was not very high in the sky, though not particularly close to the ground either. It did not make any sounds. It moved west and accelerated and then disappeared behind the eave of my neighbor’s house. I ran up the driveway, only a matter of two seconds, but it was gone.”
April 15, 2012, 7:47 p.m., Pelzer, Anderson County, SC. Case 37505. “The object was hovering right to the left about 500 feet,” the witness stated. “It was black, triangle-shaped about at a 10:00 angle in the sky, not straight up, then 8 p.m. and it was gone.”
April 18, 2012, 9:30 p.m., Choctaw, Choctaw County, OK. Case 37585. “I was heading east on I-40 at 9:25 p.m. when I noticed a light in the distance to the north of the interstate,” the witness stated. “It was very bright, like airplane landing lights. This location is approximately 10 miles east from Tinker AFB. I noticed it was odd because the light was so bright. As I got closer I saw that it was two lights and did not appear to be moving, but I thought that it was likely a plane or helicopter that was just appearing to move slowly. As I got even closer, I saw that there was a third light and a red flashing light in the middle of a black triangle. The lights illuminated the bottom side of the triangle which looked smooth. The object was very stationary and hovering with no sound. It would have been easy to hear if there was a jet or prop engine or a helicopter because I was simply too close. I got a bad feeling and did not stop.”
April 19, 2012, 11:05 p.m., Van Alstyne, Grayson County, TX. Case 37604. “Noticed two very bright lights,” the witness stated. “At first glace I thought they were stars but quickly noticed they were moving from southeast to northwest. It proceeded to go behind some low clouds and I lost sight of it. I grabbed the 10×50 binoculars I had just put away and when the craft exited the clouds again I was able to get a good look at it. It had a strange light configuration with three unevenly placed lights on the leading end and two small, dim lights located at what I believe was the tip of the wing (or the two rear points of the triangle shape); no tail light was visible at anytime. Located near center mass was a large, ruby-colored light that did not flash or blink at anytime. I was able to get a friend to come out and see the object before it slipped behind the cloud bank and was out of sight. There was absolutely no noise coming from the craft. My friend is former military, and estimated it to be not more than 20,000 feet up. Also there was a small prop-driven plane passing to the northeast at the time of the sighting. I could hear its engines, but they weren’t that loud due to the distance it was from my location.”
April 21, 2012, 9:45 p.m., Temple, Bell County, TX. Case 37654. “Was outside talking with my 17-year-old son,” the witness stated. “Saw light in the sky that looked like a man-made satellite type that can be seen after sunset. It was moving in a straight line. Object then changed direction several times. Its speed stayed consistent. No light sources could be seen on the object. But it was reflective. Object changed directions several times and would stop and hover. Object seemed to be very high up. Also seemed to change altitude. At one point we could make out the triangle shape of object. Always seemed to move with the ‘front’ point going first. Only seemed to move sideways once. Movement did not mimic an aircraft. There was no sound from object. The event lasted over an hour. It would move all over the sky. Like it was surveying the town and surrounding area. We watched the object for just under an hour. At the end of sighting it simply returned to a straight flight path and went out of sight to the north.”
April 26, 2012, 11:30 p.m., Pleasanton, Alameda, CA. Case 37781. “It looked like an airplane flying low next to the hillside heading south down 680,” the witness stated. “It was moving slow. Had bright, bright lights in front. Object made its way down the path for maybe 30-40 seconds and then made a right turn and began what looked like a descent to the valley on the other side of the hill. While it was turning I could make out a triangle shape with lights underneath but not bright. Couldn’t see the whole object, kinda only the outline.”
April 28, 2012, 9:10 p.m., Independence, Jackson County, MO. Case 37854. “I was getting into my car after work at 9:10 p.m. on Saturday night when I noticed something blinking in the sky,” the witness stated. “It was very odd – a triangular-shaped flying object that had two blinking lights in the rear only. These very, very bright, white lights were circular and blinked on and off every two seconds (I timed it). There were no other lights on the craft like you would see on a plane. I called my co-worker outside to look at this and we watched it together – the total time I watched it was five minutes and he saw it for about half that time. We were both perplexed because it was moving so very slowly and we decided that it could not have been a conventional aircraft. It did not look like a helicopter, either. It was triangular with one end (the front) being longer than the other two sides and the edges were quite thick. The object was moving in a northeast to southwest direction in a straight line and did not waver from its path. It did not change altitude, either. I estimate that it was 500 – 1,000 feet from the ground since we could see it fairly well. We could not see the top very well but it appeared to be flat on all sides. We did not see the front of it. I called to see if anyone else saw this because it is the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. We were amazed at how this big, solid object was even airborne and how it was moving so slowly!”
April 29, 2012, 10:15 p.m., Rochester, Monroe County, NY. Case 37856. “Then suddenly out of the north, a strange shape appeared and flew directly above us,” the witness stated. “It traveled at a fairly slow speed, a lot slower than any airplane would. It made no sound, just drifted slowly above us. It was a triangular-shaped dark mass, with three large, pink/orange spheres of light. The lights were not blinking, but constant. They were not overly bright, but just sort of glowing. It flew in front of the moon. And the strangest part was that the object was translucent. I could see the light of the moon through it. It traveled in a straight line from north to south. The sighting only lasted about 15 seconds before the object disappeared over the roofs around us.”