Coverage of 2012 triangle UFO cases closed out as Unknowns continues today with 11 pieces of edited witness statements from August 2012, according to December 30, 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.
- April: Closed triangle UFO cases: April 2012 yields 11 reports.
- May: Closed triangle UFO cases: May 2012 yields 14 reports
- June: Closed triangle UFO cases: June 2012 yields 12 reports.
- July: Closed triangle UFO cases: July 2012 yields 16 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.
August 1, 2012, Reading, Berks County, PA. Case 41322. “I was driving north in Reading on Hampton Boulevard around midnight, and saw in the sky in front above me the three circle lights in a perfect triangle,” the witness stated. “It was a very bright white, which caught my attention. I had no idea what it was. I ruled out plane or helicopter instantly. It was small in the sky but bigger than any man made thing I’ve seen. It seemed to be hovering in a way, and moving rapidly towards the northwest, descending. I lost sight of it through the tree line a few times, but still saw it. When I got past the tree line, it was gone.”
August 7, 2012, 9:20 p.m., Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA. Case 41536. “The ‘object’ stood out to me since there was no cloud coverage in the sky and no stars surrounding it,” the witness stated. “It was just hovering there. The first light that made up the triangle was blue/white in color, same with the bottom left one, but the bottom right was orange/red.”
August 8, 2012, Inwood, Berkely County, WV. Case 41588. “I was outside around 11 p.m., smoking, and just happened to look up into the sky,” the witness stated. “I saw an orange triangle, best described as shaped like a typical paper airplane, with flames shooting out of the back. It was just above the tree line. I watched it for maybe five seconds as it was travelling very fast. It disappeared behind a tree and I waited for it to emerge on the other side, where it did not. I did not see it again after that. About 10 seconds following this sighting, in the horizon – which was dark and a very clear sky, I saw two light flashes, one after the other. I became somewhat spooked as I was home alone with my young baby so I went back inside, puzzled and wondering if I had just seen a UFO.”
August 10, 2012, 8:16 p.m., West Point, Bullitt County, KY. Case 41640. “I viewed the object over my sky watch camera,” the witness stated. “It was bright and fast and changed directions fast.”
August 11, 2012, 1 a.m., Perryton, Ochiltree County, TX. Case 43528. “While watching the meteor shower in Perryton, TX, a dark object, with no lights, traveled overhead from northwest to south, then changed direction and returned north before disappearing,” the witness stated. “There were no lights, no reflected lights from the ground. The only way that my son and I saw it was that it blocked out the stars as it moved overhead. There was a faint outline of a black object against a deep blue of the sky and the stars. The object appeared to be at a low altitude, but it would have been hard to determine for sure. It was completely silent, no noise at all. The object seemed to travel quicker than a normal airplane or helicopter. It was like a shadow, with an absence of stars and sky. My son, 14, saw it, and followed it across the sky, and pointed it out to me.”
August 11, 2012, 8:55 p.m., Odessa, Hillsborough County, FL. Case 41677. “I looked to see what my dog was barking at and he was looking up at the sky, “the witness stated. “As I followed his gaze up, I saw four unknown lights hovering slowly. There was a light humming noise, but no engine was heard. I grabbed my phone and took some video. The object/s started moving a bit faster in my father’s general area, so I stopped recording to call him as I was losing visuals. He is located in Lutz and never saw anything in his area. The other odd thing I noticed was that the object/s were flying directly into a thunderstorm.”
August 11, 2012, 10:20 p.m., Orlando, Orange County, FL. Case 41699. “I was driving down I-4 headed toward the Disney area when I noticed several bright, orange balls of light in the sky,” the witness stated. “My first thought was that it was abnormally low as I drove down the highway. I pulled over and got out of my car and proceeded to take a video with my phone. The lights were a little bigger than a basketball and traveling separately in a triangle formation and others by themselves. There were about 10 objects and so low that one of them stopped glowing and I could still see the silhouette of a dull, silver, round ball. They in height were less than a football field away traveling east toward downtown Orlando. I watched them for several minutes until they just kind of disappeared.”
August 11, 2012, 10:49 p.m., Everett, Snohomish County, WA. Case 41664. “My wife noticed three medium to bright, white lights in a triangle moving across the sky,” the witness stated. “She told me to look, pointing to the sky above us. I looked up at about an 85-degree angle and saw three steady medium to bright (compared to the stars) white lights in a perfect triangle directly over us traveling in a perfectly straight line from north to south. I couldn’t judge its size or distance from us. There was no reference. Looking up at it in the night sky the triangle was about the size of the full moon when it’s at its azimuth in the night sky. The lights did not change their positions in the triangle, maintaining the same precise distance between each of them as they traveled in a perfect triangle, appearing as though they were a solid object. We couldn’t see anything in the middle of the triangle; it was the same color as the rest of the night sky. There were no other lights. There was no sound, it was completely quiet. It was like watching the International Space Station cross the sky. We continued to watch them as they traveled south, not changing speed or direction. At about 45-50 degrees above the ground (above the tree line) they all began turning simultaneously in a clockwise circle, as though they were rotating on a fixed point in the center of the triangle. They all maintained the perfect triangle shape during the turn, appearing as though it was a single solid object. They made a 180 degree turn and the three lights moved into a single straight line parallel to the ground, maintaining the same distance between them as when in the triangle shape. Once they were parallel with the ground, the left light shot off to the east, the middle light shot off south, and the right light shot off to the west. They shot off so fast it appeared they as though they just blinked out. They were gone. I looked at my watch. It was 10:49 p.m. We continued to watch for them for some time after, but didn’t see anything further.”
August 16, 2012, 8:40 p.m., Shamong, Burlington County, NJ. Case 41991. “As we approached the area of Atsion Lake, I saw in front of us three bright lights in triangular form,” the witness stated. “I first thought it was a plane that was trying to land on the road surface. It banked toward the highway, and then turned to my left to avoid the road and continued toward us on my left just off the highway at tree top height. It was doing about 40 to 50 mph. The lights were so intense as not to be able to see the object’s real shape or to distinguish any markings. I pulled to the side of the road to get a better look. The two cars in front of us continued on. That area has no road lights and it is very dark with no lighting. There were about 10 to 15 cars behind us about a half mile. There were no airports in the immediate area to handle a plane of that size. I kept trying to look at the shape of the craft, but the three lights were so bright and pointed down to the earth. I realized they were not landing lights. The lights were pointed down as it came at us. As it went by and also as it was behind us, we also noticed a red blinking light, not as intense and smaller near the center of the vehicle. As it passed us, my wife commented that it was silent and I was concerned. It made no noise at all. I wanted to pursue, but it had passed us and with the traffic bearing down on us, I would have had a chance to follow, but being in the forest with no roads like town to drive on.”
August 19, 2012, Plymouth, Benton County, WA. Case 42061. “I had already seen three shooting stars, but what I saw next looked nothing like a shooting star or a plane or helicopter,” the witness stated. “I observed a bright light coming from the south crossing over the Columbia River. It was moving very fast, faster than any aircraft that I’m familiar with. Soon it was directly over me. It was bright white previously, but it flashed an amber color for maybe a second. When it flashed amber, I could make out a faint triangular shape and could see briefly the one light flashed to three lights and then back to one bright white light. It hovered for approximately 10 seconds and then disappeared, and reappeared in a different part of the sky. It continued northwest for 30 more seconds then disappeared completely. I was not able to find it again.”
August 23, 2012, 8:30 p.m., Boston, Suffolk County, MA. Case 42572. “I am a U.S. Navy veteran, with additional experience as a Security Enforcement Officer, and also as a Park Ranger,” the witness stated. “It is my job to be critically observant at all times. On 23 August, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m., I and a companion, who is a U.S. Army veteran, were sitting on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, located behind the New England Center for Veterans, simply ‘shooting the breeze’ as it was a pleasant night with temps in the low 70’s and a light wind from the east at approximately 5-10 mph, when we both noticed a unique, slow-moving light formation coming in from the north. NOTE: This craft had NO OBSERVABLE port and starboard/red and green lights like those required by FAA regulations on all other aircraft. We both knew this was NOT a plane, helicopter, dirigible, blimp, hot air balloon, or ultralight, as we are both very familiar with these types of crafts, including commercial, military, and private. (Just moments before, we had observed a plane heading from northwest to southeast on its approach to Boston’s Logan Airport, and this craft DID NOT resemble, IN ANY WAY, this plane or any other known aircraft.) It moved steadily from north to south without flight deviation of any kind, travelling (at a guess) about 25-35 mph. As its approach got nearer, we noticed that there was NO SOUND whatsoever, and, as it passed directly overhead, we noticed that it was a triangular shape, the outer frame of the structure black in color from what we could see, with an inner indentation inside the outer body of a lighter black/dark gray color. The craft had three (3) bright, white lights edged with a thin, outer golden color on each corner of the triangle, with a very bright LARGE, white light with the same golden edge to it in the center of the craft, and at the stern/aft portion of the craft were two (2) red lights just readily seen equidistant from one another at the edge of the outer frame of the craft. I drew a colored detailed sketch of this vehicle as it passed slowly overhead. This triangular craft continued without flight deviation due south until it passed over some buildings and out of sight. We count ourselves fortunate to have been witness to such a sighting as the one described in detail above.”