Coverage of 2012 triangle UFO cases closed out as Unknowns continues today with 17 pieces of edited witness statements from September 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.
- August: Closed triangle UFO cases: August 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.
September 6, 2012, 9:34 p.m., Midland, Midland County, TX. Case 42360. “Was on phone with Laredo Paranormal Research head,” the witness stated. “Hung up, raised my night vision goggles and there it was heading toward me. I watched it bank toward the east, turning on its side and fading away.”
September 8, 2012, 10:45 p.m., Belton, Bell County, TX. Case 42406. “I was looking at the stars and noticed a bright light in the sky and noticed it was changing colors,” the witness stated. “My camera had dead batteries and I could not film it. I do have two witnesses. We watched it change colors very fast. It has red, green, white, and yellow lights that appear to be circling the edge of the object. So we grabbed binoculars and it appears to be round like a plate, or two plates inverted on each other with the lights moving around the seam of the two plates. The lights were all colors and it appeared to be flipping over and over and standing on edge. We watched it move and get lower and lower on the horizon and suddenly it just turned off and was gone.”
September 9, 2012, 1:30 a.m., Greensboro, Guilford County, NC. Case 42408. “We observed three white lights just above the cloud cover following each other in a triangle formation,” the witness stated. “These lights seemed to be the size of basketballs. Sometimes one of the lights would catch up with another and then they would separate again. There was no sound and they seemed to be stationary at that time.”
September 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Nashville/Murfreesboro, Davidson County, TN. Case 43122. “I had just gotten on I-24 eastbound at Briley Parkway heading towards Murfreesboro when I noticed three triangular lights,” the witness stated. “They stayed the same distance apart until Old Hickory Boulevard. I am not sure how far that is. They were just above my direct line of sight. I first thought they were planes. They were too close to be in a holding pattern. I did see one plane come in towards Nashville. It flew past them but at a slightly lower altitude. It was going west. I stayed in the slow lane and watched to see if the triangular pattern would change. If they were planes, I assumed they would get farther apart. They did not chane the distance between the three lights. When I got to Old Hickory Boulevard I needed to change lanes. I checked my mirror, glanced back, and then changed lanes. Maybe 10-15 seconds. I looked back to see them and they were gone.”
September 10, 2012, 9:30 p.m., Garner, Wake County, NC. Case 42457. “As we drove north on Timber drive, we both simultaneously noticed a blue streak of light zoom across the sky,” the witness stated. “Being that we both enjoyed astral phenomena, we were both amazed at the sighting. We continued down Timber, discussing what we had just seen. As we turned right onto the road in which his neighborhood splits off from, we noticed an extremely bright object hovering in the sky above. Shocked by this sighting, we immediately pulled over in an attempt to catch a better view of the object. It was an enormous, triangle-shaped craft with two illuminating lights on its wings. Its wingspan had to be at least 100 yards or more. As we stared, it began to fly over us. It had a sort of humming noise as it flew above. The exterior of the vehicle seemed to be a very dark coloring, while the lighting was yellow-orange.”
September 11, 2012, 8:43 p.m., Boiling Spring Lakes, Brunwick County, NC. Case 42491. “I suddenly saw red/white sort of pulsating lights, then another set, but then another set and they were in an oval/triangle shape,” the witness stated. “It was so strange that after about two minutes I ran inside and grabbed my mother and she came out and at first thought it was a plane until the entire object came out from behind the tree line. She freaked out as well and ran across to get some neighbors. They came out a little too late as the object went further off. They were only able to one or two sets of lights. The object moved from the western side of my house all the way to the eastern side of my house in a half circle motion, not straight across the sky. I lost sight once it went too far east and the pine trees were in the way over the big lake in Boiling Sping Lakes.”
September 13, 2012, Denver, Denver County, CO. Case 42541. “It looked semi-stealth,” the witness stated. “The lights were not super bright, but it appeared to be one object on a triangle shape with only lights on the front side. It was stealth bomber-shaped, but a higher degree of angle. I was not affected, besides being in awe. As fast as I saw it, it was gone. It appeared huge, really big, not exactly sure on size or distance from ground as it was up pretty high about low cloud height and you can still tell that it was big.”
September 20, 2012, Amherst, Erie County, NY. Case 43128. “I happened to look directly up and saw a very bright light in the sky,” the witness stated. “It was standing still. Then the light started dimming and the bright light became a charcoal-gray, triangle-shaped craft, with a light located directly beneath each of its three points. The triangle shape was longer front to back and narrower side-to-side, making it look thinner than an equilateral triangle. It just hovered, rock-steady and made no noise at all. The three lights changed color: sometimes white, sometimes red or blue. In the center of the craft’s underside was a much larger light, but it was a very dim, red color and it never brightened. It then moved north, straight into a cloud and I noticed at the back of the craft a bright, bluish-white light which I think might have been the engines that somehow worked without making noise or smoke. After the UFO flew into the cloud I didn’t see it anymore.”
September 20, 2012, 9:15 p.m., Wayne, Montgomery County, PA. Case 42704. “I was driving home when I noticed four yellowish-white lights (like the landing lights on planes),” the witness stated. “The four lights kept going, and after I went further down the road I parked. Right above me was a flying triangle. I noted that the triangle had a light at each corner, and a red light in the middle. The yellow-white lights flashed every second or so, and the red lights on the top and bottom flashed in between the yellow flash pattern. I live in an active flight pattern and see multiple 747s and 737s and helicopters, but this was different. The triangle continued across the sky, but I managed to take some photos with my cell camera. Not the best quality, but I got a photo. The triangle continued across the sky, silently. Normally with any plane or helicopter there is a sound of a jet engine or a propeller, but I heard nothing. I kept looking at it until it flew into the tree line. I’m convinced it’s terrestrial, because it was flying like the B-2 spirit, but I could defiantly see a gray, equilateral triangle against the black sky. The only thing that doesn’t make sense is that where I am, not even half a mile there is interstate 76, and I live in a densely populated area. Lockheed Martin does have some buildings about 1-2 miles from where I was, but this was the first time I saw anything like this.”
September 21, 2012, Boone, Watauga County, NC. Case 42859. “Outside having a cigarette, noticed a ‘star’ way brighter than the ones surrounding,” the witness stated. “Went inside, had another person come out for a cigarette and noticed in the distance at least six ‘things’ hovering, disappearing off in the distance. We were staring down the super bright light and it went completely black, and in approximately six seconds it came back on. It hovered and would dart to the left, right, up and down until sunrise, at which time it, the light, shut off and came on. When using phone to take pictures, I could only capture the big light. The others did not come into the focus/photo. Cannot explain”
September 21, 2012, 11:40 p.m., Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX. Case 42755. “I looked up at a dark and cloudless sky to see a rather large craft ‘float’ or glide through the air,” the witness stated. “The lights aboard the craft were not typical aviation lights. They were neither red or white nor were they blinking. The orange lights ‘glowed’ and were arranged in a polyhedron, or a series of isosceles triangles. The craft appeared to be located about a few thousand feet high and about a mile away at a 40-degree angle. It traveled for 4 – 5 minutes before apparently stopping its eastward direction and then it disappeared from view. I strained my ears for some sort of sound, but detected none. Finally, I should mention that I could see a faint ‘matrix’ or outline of a body beyond the patterned lights.”
September 23, 2012, 2:30 a.m., Denton, Denton County, TX. Case 42768. “1. The craft had no lights,” the witness stated. “This was by far the most interesting thing about my sighting. 2. The craft was flying too fast and the sighting only lasted 6-10 seconds. I was too busy trying to focus my eyes on the craft so I could remember it and rule out a bird or airplane; there was no time to go grab my cell phone, and the picture would not have turned out anyway due to the color-matching of craft and sky. Taking a picture may have been possible with decent equipment/night vision/quick reflexes but I don’t carry that stuff around just in case! Specific location of sighting: On the northwest corner of Oak and Locust, looking east. Witnesses: From what I know, and please remember the time of night, I was the only person so see it. It was a fluke by all accounts. I was talking to my ‘date’ about my love of the sky and how beautiful the stars were. When I looked up, within minutes of 2:30 a.m., this is when I noticed it and my skin began to tingle! After the five seconds of awe-struck staring and slight disbelief, I quickly yelled, interrupting my date’s talking to say there’s a UFO right there, but he thought I was kidding, so by the time I had pointed my finger at where the craft was, it either had disappeared or faded into the sky roughly 3-5 miles in front of us (I am no pro at judging distance but it was definitely close- as a side note, I would have attempted to take 380 east in an attempt to see if I could locate it again, but it was 2:30 in the morning and I had to wake up at 5 a.m.! I didn’t think my excuse of following a UFO for being late would have gone over very well.) Visual conditions: No cloud-cover what-so-ever, clear night, not many stars visible due to light pollution. Duration of sighting: 6-10 seconds of visual, from midpoint of the sky until craft faded or disappeared. Sound: None. Direction of flight: almost exactly from west to east, this can be judged because the highway 380 is almost a perfect west to east direction. Shape of craft: between a diamond, teardrop and triangle. Color of craft: black, blended almost completely into the dark night sky, but please remember there was quite a bit of noticeable light pollution, which enabled me to initially see the outline and then focus on what was happening. This is hard to judge because this craft almost appeared to be intentionally the same color as the night. If it had been darker out, I know it would not have been visible. Height from ground: Approximately 500 feet (this is a guess, I am not too familiar with judging distances) – if you were to look up into the sky, the size would appear to resemble the size of two thumbs-widths and was not high enough to have been in clouds, had there been any. Wish I could describe this better. Speed: Roughly three times faster than a plane may be seen traveling at the same altitude. Size: unknown, however, I would guess around 150-200 feet long.”
September 23, 2012, 5:30 a.m., Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, OK. Case 42790. “I saw a V-shaped object traveling very slow and just above the tree tops, moving from north to east in a straight line,” the witness stated. “I walked out on to the lawn and watched it until I could not see it any longer. I don’t know if it shot off, or went invisible. I just couldn’t see it. It was gone.”
September 24, 2012, 9 p.m., Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. Case 42813. “I looked in the direction in which he was fixed and saw what appeared to be the moon, but as we looked at it, it started to glow brighter,” the witness stated. “Then it faded away slowly (30 seconds maybe) into what appeared to be a equilateral triangle cloud. The cloud moved toward the south a little bit and changed shape into a three-point star and vaporized. It seemed to have some sort of cloaking mechanism. Though there were clouds in the sky, this was not your normal cloud.”
September 29, 2012, 9:40 p.m., El Cajon, San Diego County, CA. Case 42911. “I saw a blinking light and I said to myself that it’s probably a plane, but then I saw it blink in a triangle formation. I quickly ran to get my Samsung s3 to try to record it. I captured something but I shook and I thought I wasn’t getting an image, but when I reviewed the video I think I got something. I didn’t feel much, just that now I really know that perhaps we are not alone. It lasted maybe a minute. It moved from the west to the east and then west again and finally disappeared.”
September 29, 2012, 10:35 p.m., Philadelphia County, PA. Case 42928. “This particular night these lights were above the park – over 10 flying in all different directions but only in the area of the trees,” the witness stated. “Then they strategically lined up three, orb-like lights as if they knew I was watching. Whatever these lights were, they were very intelligent. So on my way back home I started to take pictures and they started to follow me towards my home. My fiance saw me about two blocks from home taking pictures and witnessed the lights as well. They would go away in the instant he came to the corner and then came back. They were lining up parallel and like a triangle.”
September 29, 2012, 11:30 p.m., Lawrence, Douglas County, KS. Case 42912. “I was driving home from work on a back road shortcut into northeast Lawrence and saw three bright, orange lights stationary in the sky,” the witness stated. “When I noticed them, I slowed my car to a crawl, turned down my headlights, and kept watch on them, so slow in fact that a stretch of road that takes 30 seconds typically I went down for five minutes. They appeared to be far in the distance, over north central Lawrence, and judging from the angle, tree lines, and light pollution, the triangular formation appeared to be massive. After the five minutes of watching, they abruptly blinked out.”