Coverage of 2012 triangle UFO cases closed out as Unknowns continues today with edited witness statements from 14 cases, according to December 19, 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.
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.
March 2, 2012, 9:30 p.m., Independence, Jackson County, MO. Case 36534. “I was driving west on Truman Road taking my three boys home after a school function when my oldest son (13) noticed something hoovering very still next to the top of a cell tower which was close to the power plant off of Truman Road,” the witness stated. “I estimate the cell tower to be about 100-150 feet tall, but it is hard to tell how tall it really is. My son said, ‘It looks like a car with headlights floating in the air.’ And it did look like a car at first, but as we got closer I could see that it was a triangular, black craft of some type with the flat long end facing our direction and the two front lights that were facing forward appeared to be lighting up the cell tower. There was a third white light that came on in the back of the craft, which was a beam shooting straight downward, but did not appear to hit the ground. The beam stopped in mid-air, which was very strange. All of the lights appeared to be very bright white but with halos of rainbow colors. I’ve never seen anything like it. All of us (my kids and I) saw this and were shocked, but we have seen other strange things before, so we decided to try to get closer to get a better look at it. So I sped the car up and turned on the next road going nearer the object. It seemed to notice us, and appeared to react by banking slightly to the right and then moving away from us in the opposite direction, and then shot out of sight at a very high rate of speed and out of sight very quickly. At that point, we realized that it could not have been a conventional aircraft, so I decided to report this.”
March 3, 2012, 9:05 p.m., DeLeon, Comanche County, TX. Case 36250. “Last night, a friend of mine and his daughter as well as myself and my son saw and watched two UFOs around my parent’s place on the Sabana River between Duster and Lake Proctor,” the witness stated. “We drove up to a lake that my dad built and shone our headlights on the tank. We also each started using a spotlight to look around the lake. After a minute or so of looking I noticed four really bright stars reflecting off the water and when I looked up there were two horizontal crafts with lights on either end shining onto the lake. The light made the lake look like daytime for just a second and then they were off. You could tell that the crafts were still there but there was no sound. We shone our spotlights up at them and they flew along the tree line back to the right at an amazing rate of speed. They stayed over there for a bit and then went back to the left of the tank but much further away almost instantly.”
March 7, 2012, 8:55 p.m., Hazard, Knott County, KY. Case 36422. “I was looking at the moon which was very full this night,” the witness stated. “Then I saw a solid white light moving across from me on the ridge line just above my friend’s house. What caught my eye was that it was a bright light and was not blinking. No sound. Out to the front was a smaller white light and to its left was a third one. The sky was a real dark blue color. Not all the light of the day was gone. Or the moon was so bright it made it appear so. As I stared at the lights, I could clearly see it was a solid triangle with three white tips. Its body was blocking out the light in the sky which was lighter in color. I saw it for about 10 seconds before it was over the hill completely. I am a former U.S. Marine. I was a forward observer/survey and was stationed in Hawaii in 1993-97 on a Marine Base with an air field. I could tell you what aircraft was flying by the sound before anyone else could find it flying in the sky. This is my first ever report and my second UFO.”
March 7, 2012, 10:30 p.m., Eureka, Humboldt County, CA. Case 36319. “I was outside in my yard on a full moon night looking at the stars,” the witness stated. “Was watching one particularly pretty, when I happened to look to the right and saw moving stars. Then I realized that they were actually lights on a black triangle going to the right. A few were red lights and they were dimmed to the same brightness as the stars around it. I compared it to any planes or ships I’ve ever seen. It was going too slow and too close to be a plane. Used to be a flight attendant so I’ve been around a lot of planes. Tried to listen for sounds but it was hard to tell if it was emitting any because of the night sounds of the town. Then I ran inside to get my boyfriend, but I knew it might be gone into the fog by the time I returned. And it was.”
March 7, 2012, 11:45 p.m., Knoxville, Knox County, TX. Case 36301. “As I was sitting in my car after pumping gas at a Shell station less than a mile from my home, I noticed a bright white, fixed light hovering just below the ridge line,” the witness stated. “It was low enough that at first glance, I thought maybe it was just a light from a home or building on the ridge. I then noticed the light wasn’t fixed to part of any structure, and that it was moving very slowly towards my location. I sat in my car at the gas pump to watch the light as it sort of drifted slowly and effortlessly closer to my position. It moved closer and closer very lazily to reveal two flashing lights (slightly varying in color, sort of off-white and amber; [note] they were not apparent upon initially seeing the aircraft) on its right side. I couldn’t make out a shape at that time and I assumed that it was just a helicopter as the altitude seemed too low for an airplane. I rolled down my windows (from cracked to fully open) to see if I could hear any engine noise. There was absolutely no sound. The gas station wasn’t busy, so there was no obstruction in my ability to hear it if there were. As I said before, the craft was at very low altitude. As the craft flew (almost) directly overhead, its shape and characteristics became obvious; it was distinctively triangular and the wing span was at least double the size of any airplane I’ve ever seen. There was a singular bright, fixed light on its nose, a bright amber light in the dead center, two flashing lights at the tip of each wing (or where the wings should’ve been). The craft drifted listlessly, moving as if it were underwater, and as I was observing, it sort of banked slightly to reveal its underside, and effortlessly flew turned vertically with a wing pointed towards the sky and a wing pointed to the ground. It maintained this maneuver for only a short period of time, however it was able to perform it with an ease that seemed highly unusual. Each of these lights that formed this triangular shape were very vivid and not characteristic of any standard aircraft I’m familiar with.”
March 8, 2012, 1:02 a.m., Eagan, Dakota County, MN. Case 36343. “I sat down at my couch at 1 a.m.,” the witness stated. “I looked out the window facing south when I saw a triangle-shaped object in the sky. It had white lights on the bottom of it – maybe six white lights and one red blinking light in the rear. I followed it out my dining room window – facing out to the east and watched it turn and go north.”
March 10, 2012, 10:17 p.m., DeWitt, Clinton County, MI. Case 36407. “I was walking with my girlfriend to the lake closest to my house,” the witness stated. “We sat down at a park bench and noticed a fireball with multicolored lights on my 1 o’clock just above the tree tops. For some time, it was hovering and didn’t appear to be activating anything or moving around. Suddenly about three minutes into the encounter, it teleported to my 4 o’clock not much more or less than 300 feet away from my position. That’s when I perceived its shape as triangular. When it teleported, there was a vertical ray of light much like a shooting star which it flew out from and over my head. It accelerated past the speed of sound instantly and without sonic boom. When it was directly over my head, I saw that it didn’t show as many lights as when it was in its original position and only on the corners. The main body of the device blended in with the sky, which is to say it was invisible, except for the outline. After three seconds, the device flew into a straight vector away from the nearby airport and was out of my sight. It either sped to super luminary speeds or completed a cloaking field. There were no emissions except for the vertical ray of light.”
March 11, 2012, 9:30 p.m., Cutlerville, Kent County, MI. Case 36424. “A group of four dim lights in the shape of a triangle traveled overhead from east to west,” the witness stated. “Lights did not change position, strobe, or make noise while traveling. Speed was faster than any jet or airplane. Size of the overall group was large. Every hair on my body stood up after it happened as this is something I’ve never witnessed in my life. Time viewed was five seconds.”
March 18, 2012, 12 a.m., DePere, Brown County, WI. Case 36549. “My girlfriend and I went outside for a smoke and overhead moved the most amazing craft I have ever seen in my life,” the witness stated. “It literally appeared from directly over the roof at which point I was able to see the craft very clearly and at a very low altitude. It was triangular in shape with rounded edges and a holographic pattern lined the bottom of the craft emitting the view of the crystal clear night sky. I pointed for my girlfriend to follow it, however, by the time she could look it was obstructed by trees. Its heading was from the southeast moving rapidly and without sound towards the northwest. It had to have flown directly over highway 41. I’m reporting this instantly, as I’m utterly shocked at the magnitude and speed of this object.”
March 21, 2012, 2 p.m., Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME. Case 36650. “Driving to school I observed a white triangle flying in and out of the clouds when it suddenly disappeared,” the witness stated. “It didn’t go behind a cloud. It literally was flying in bright blue sky and it became invisible and was not there anymore. It was a bizarre triangle-like shape, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”
March 23, 2012, 8:42 p.m., Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM. Case 36919. Field investigator: “On the evening of March 23, 2012, the witness and two friends were walking to their car after dinner near downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. At approximately 8:40 p.m., the witness noticed a triangular shape pass overhead. He was facing north, and the object entered his view from the south. It glided silently overhead and disappeared from view after 5-6 seconds. Interestingly, the witness was uncertain of the object’s color. It appeared dark, perhaps black, but it was more as if it was a “triangular piece of the sky moving overhead.” He asked his friends if anyone else saw that, and at least one did. Unfortunately, the second witness never came forward to file a report or to be interviewed. Based on altitude and angular size estimates by the witness, the craft was very large, anywhere from over 800 feet to 1,700 feet in width. While the object may have been lower than estimated, it is unlikely due to the proximity of Albuquerque’s airport – the Sunport – and the flight paths of incoming and outgoing flights.”
March 25, 2012, 3:10 a.m., Cleburne, Johnson County, TX. Case 36765. “Out of the black still night a triangle-shaped craft around 75 degrees up appeared not moving fast at all,” the witness stated. “It was heading north towards Fort Worth, Texas, coming from the south. I figure it was around 500 feet to 1,000 feet away and around 4,000 feet to 6,000 feet up. It had dim, rounded lights that could be seen very well one light inside the other starting at the tip and working their way back for a set of six lights. As it moved north, I walked with it moving through the parking lot. The parking lot lights will light up as you pass under them. So seen from above they are turning on one-by-one. The craft started to pick up speed so I moved faster and then it moved faster until I was running. About that time it just took off flat and level so fast as a blink of the eye.”
March 25, 2012, 11:10 p.m., Simsbury, Hartford County, CT. Case 36747. “In the sky, over the mountains, about 5-10 miles away, 500-1000+ feet up, were two very close together sets of lights at nearly a standstill, almost a hover,” the witness stated. “Bear in mind, that at this distance, the object would have to have been very large, possibly a mile or more, since the lights were the distance apart of a golf ball held at arm’s length. Far too close for any airplanes to be together, which was what made me realize it was something very abnormal, and not any airplane. At their speed, they would have passed over us while we were running. They did not, however. They just seemed to appear where they were over the mountains as I turned around. Then the lights slowly started accelerating away, maintaining a perfect ‘golf ball’s width at arm’s length’ for about two minutes and 45 seconds. Then, all of a sudden, the lights broke their distance, increased speed, and started rapidly descending for about one minute over the mountains until they disappeared, as if they had been found and did not want to be seen.”
March 28, 2012, 8:52 p.m., Vero Beach, Indian River County, FL. Case 36983. “Wife and I in hot tub about 10 minutes to 9 at night, clear sky, watching Venus,” the witness stated. “We spotted a dim triangle light outline traveling very fast south to north. Very surprising. Very fast moving. One half of the sky in 15 seconds. We were at home. Planes are always in the air. There was one right before we spotted the dim, chevron, triangle, boomerang-looking thing. Appeared to be huge and faster then the space shuttle by far.”