Coverage of 2012 triangle UFO cases closed out as Unknowns continues today with 14 pieces of edited witness statements from May 2012, 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.
- April: Closed triangle UFO cases: April 2012 yields 11 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.
May 1, 2012, 9 a.m., Craftsbury Common, Orleans County, VT. Case 40304. “Blinking lights in mountains that eject other lights,” the witness stated. “Flying saucers. Lights in my home.”
May 3, 2012, 7:15 p.m., Cooper City, Broward County, FL. Case 37913. “I observed what appeared to be a black balloon floating, but in the flight path that many aircraft fly routinely in the area,” the witness stated. “It struck me odd that previously a craft flew by with the lights on being that it was just before dusk. With the naked eye it appeared to be the size of a half carat diamond, and had a steady, soundless track northwest and smoothly turned west. I went into my home to get binoculars, (less than 30 seconds) and reacquired the object still heading west. It was below cloud level and with the binoculars it was the size of a half of a dime, solid black, no lights, and at first glance looked like an oak leaf, and then the state of Texas. I gave the binoculars to my wife and she said it looked more like triangle (she was sitting I was standing).”
May 5, 2012, 8:50 p.m., Gilbert, Maricopa County, AZ. Case 38004. “I noticed a dim, fuzzy white cloud-like object moving from the north to south,” the witness stated. “I told my wife and neighbor lady to look up and we all watched a cloud moving rather fast with no sound or blinking lights like a plane has. The object then started a turn to the east and passed in front of the moon and we could see it change to solid black triangle. As it went past the moon it returned to a dim, fuzzy white cloud and faded out of sight as it continued traveling east.”
May 5, 2012, 11:15 p.m., Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH. Case 37940. “Three small, white orbs flew over the home, no sound, about, this is a guess, 5,000 to 8,000 feet, in a triangular formation at very high speed with no sound,” the witness stated. “The objects changed direction and as they did so the right object changed direction just hesitant of the other two and then went back into formation. The objects continued on in a northeasterly direction and went out of sight in approximately 30 to 45 seconds.”
May 6, 2012, 3:30 p.m., Vinton-Urbana, Benton County, IA. Case 39296. “My oldest daughter and I were driving east on highway 150 out of Vinton about half way to Urbana,” the witness stated. “The sky was clear but for a few fluffy white clouds (cumulus clouds). It was about 3:30 in the afternoon. I noticed the outline of a triangular-shaped object. It was transparent. You could see the sky through it. But the edges and the sky seen through the object were blurry and slightly darker than the rest of the sky. I watched as the object rolled to where it grew very thin where you could hardly see it and then it continued to roll and was seen the same as before. I watched as this object did this for about 1-2 mins. Then it rolled and was just gone!”
May 6, 2012, 9:10 p.m., Morgan, Orleans County, VT. Case 37999. “Driving eastward on Rt 111 in Derby, VT, approx 9:10 p.m. on May 06, 2012, my friend Dave and myself noticed two sets of white triangle-shaped lights with red lights in the center,” the witness stated. “The center red lights were pulsating. They appeared to be hovering. No noise was heard. As we continued to observe the objects they began to move simultaneously with the exact same movement/pattern. We decided to speed up to see if we could get closer to the objects for a better look. We were now traveling at approx 80 mph. We could not keep up with these objects. Then the objects reached the wooded area and disappeared. We got back home and went for binoculars and cameras to see if we could relocate the objects. Nothing. Continued to check throughout the rest of the evening but they did not reappear.”
May 6, 2012, 9:50 p.m., Dallas, Dallas County, TX. Case 38037. “I was partially reclined and looking up at the clouds when I noticed a small, dark, isolated cloud coming from the southwest heading northeast,” the witness stated. “I pointed it out to my friends who immediately noticed it. The cloud appeared about the size of a Cessna and quite dense. From the angle that I was sitting it looked like a cigar shape (perhaps I was seeing the side of it) as the four other witnesses described seeing a triangular, or boomerang shape. There was very little movement in the cloud cover backdrop as we watched the small, dark cloud flying as fast if not faster than an airplane. The clouds movement (parallel in relation to the horizon) visually stood out.”
May 12, 2012, Chandler, Maricopa County, AZ. Case 38088. “Moved very fast, no noise, almost translucent, three triangles in a triangular shape, camouflaged with the night sky, and the park lights reflected underneath of the object from the park I was in,” the witness stated.
May 14, 2012, Mustang, Canadian County, OK. Case 43281. “I was headed south on Mustang Road from Reno Avenue to go pick up my fiance from work at 11 p.m.,” the witness stated. “It was very dark outside and in the section of the road I was driving on there aren’t any buildings, mostly farm land and trees. I happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a red light so I turned my head to observe what it was and slowed the car down to about 45 mph from 60 mph. At first glance I thought it was just a radio tower until I saw the two red lights behind the front one forming a triangle shape. At that time I slowed the car down to about 15 to 20 mph to get a better look. I had the window of the car down so I know it was not a reflection. I kept my eye on it as I approached my destination and when I got there I immediately parked the car and got out to watch the object further. During this period of time I tried to listen for any kind of noise to see if I could tell if it was a plane or a helicopter but I could not hear anything. The object then slowly did a 180-degree turn while staying in place hovering and then proceeded to slowly move east southeast. After that I never saw it again. The next day I noticed on Facebook a few people writing similar stories to mine about the object the night before.”
May 15, 2012, Electra, Wichita County, TX. Case 38153. “My daughter and I were outside sitting on the front porch steps when we heard a strange rumble sound coming from the east,” the witness stated. “We both thought it was a low flying plane at first, and then we were able to see two white/blue lights that seemed to pulse up and down. As it got closer we knew it was not a plane by the low rumbling sound it made, and the two lights in front were hanging down from it, almost as long as a telephone pole. We could not see any type of body for this craft. As it slowly passed over us, I flashed my flashlight at it three times. It then turned on a third light, gold in color, located behind and in the middle of the first two. It looked as though there could have been five feet or more between the lights. After that we stepped out into the street and started walking in the direction that it flew away in. It never really moved very fast. It seemed to just glide away almost. As it drifted off into the distance, maybe 10 miles ahead of us, it stopped blinking its lights and just went out of sight. We were not frightened by it, more amazed than anything, and thought it was cool that it seemed to respond to my flashlight by turning its third light on.”
May 17, 2012, Farmington, San Juan County, NM. Case 38209. “Facing southward, I looked up and saw a very large, dark triangular-shaped object gliding ominously towards me and over me,” the witness stated. “The object passed directly over me, heading due north. As soon as it had passed overhead it was out of my view, since my garage and house blocked my view. The sighting only lasted about three seconds or less. The object was gliding along very smoothly and rapidly. I felt a creepy feeling, like a chill up my spine. It had a powerful presence, like a predator. I’m over 50 and this is my first UFO sighting. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a UFO since there was no sound at all. It was eerie. I immediately went back inside and told some of my family members what I had just seen. Then I went back out and looked all around the sky but couldn’t see any sign of it. By then it was probably several miles away, since it was moving at a steady, smooth pace, probably about a mile every 10 seconds. The size of it was so large, that a basketball held at arm’s length would just barely have covered it.”
May 20, 2012, 1:25 a.m., Alvin, Brazoria County, TX. Case 38316. “I observed what looked like a plane in the distance while driving southwest on County Road 539 at 1:25 a.m.,” the witness stated. “I almost ignored the lights in the sky when I noticed that there was a strange pulse of orange light coming from the object. I slowed down and kept watching the craft. There was a small red light at each point of the triangular-shaped craft (very similar to those on an aircraft). The craft started to get larger and I could see it was coming closer. I started to believe that it was the top of a tower or antenna due to the low altitude and pulsing. (The orange light on the bottom of the craft would get bright for two seconds and dim. This would repeat every two seconds.) I saw that it was passing to my left about 200 feet away just above the tree lines over the Alvin Golf Country Club. There was a break in the tree line and I actually slowed and finally stopped the car when I saw clearly a black triangle shape passing by slowly. It was silently and steadily moving about 15-20 mph heading northeast. I had my driver-side window down and watched as it flew past me and my car. I immediately grabbed my camera and made a U-turn to follow it and attempt to snap some photographs. I hurriedly and excitedly snapped four photographs before it disappeared into the distance on its northeast path around 1:30 a.m. I was doing this while driving so the photographs have motion blur. I have attached two of the photographs of the object where it can be seen as well as a rough sketch from my perspective in the car. Some interesting observations: -The craft was BLACK- although the sky was dark, I could easily see a dark triangular shape against the dark sky. -The craft was also relatively thick. I would say that it was about 15 feet tall at most and about as big as a large car. By my estimation, it would fit perfectly on a two-car driveway that many homes have. -The edges were not sharp, but rounded. -I was shocked at how silent it was when it passed. -The pulsing light gave me the impression that it was a kind of signal to let other flying planes or helicopters see that it was there to prevent a crash.”
May 25, 2012, Orlando, Orange County, FL. Case 38521. “Facing east on University Blvd in Orlando, FL, we saw three amber, glowing objects hovering above the street in a triangle formation slowly moving east with a counter clockwise rotation of 10-20 degrees,” the witness stated. “Estimated elevation 1,500 feet. Estimated size 100 feet. This lasted 60 seconds. After relocating one mile south of that location, onto a highway overpass, we saw the same three lights fade in and fade out. Traveling shortly behind were three more triangulated lights that appeared and disappeared. This happened for a duration of five minutes. Objects traveled south-southwest at 20 knots for a distance of a quarter mile. There were two commercial jets in landing pattern flying past objects north-northwest by 10 miles. There was a single engine plane headed west one mile south of us. We relocated closer to a lake view and a clearing. Upon relocation (five minute drive) there were now roughly 9-10 objects all within a square mile, variations in altitude from 1,000 to 1,500 feet. It was hard to distinguish triangulation at this time because of the quantity and movement or amber lights. A commercial airliner was north of us heading south and appeared to maintain its landing pattern and from our angle was positioned just above the group of objects. The object’s trajectory was a steady, but semi-variable, upward motion gaining altitude for a period of 90 seconds. The objects maintained a grouping of 500 feet between lights and appeared to be in a random formation. After reaching what appeared to be 10,000 feet of altitude the amber lights dissipated within a period of 10 seconds.”
May 26, 2012, Orwell, Ashtabula County, OH. Case 38519. “It was a massive, dark triangle object that almost blended in with the night sky,” the witness stated. “It had three dark orange lights on each corner. It flew straight across the sky on a straight path and it was completely silent. It was unbelievable to witness.”