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Light over Quebec might be a portal or apparition

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We received this photo from Carole in Quebec, Canada on September 4, 2019 along with a very brief statement: “I am enclosing a photo. I took this in January of this year. I live on an Island in Quebec and I have never seen this. Do you have any idea???

We do not have an explanation.  Perhaps it could be a portal opening up, but the huge light in the sky also reminds us of Virgin Mary apparitions people claim to have seen in the sky from many places in the world. Some believe such apparitions are of a spiritual origin, while others believe they are images projected from extraterrestrial sky ships. 

Virgin Mary apparitions in Africa – Jerusalem – Egypt – New Mexico


Strange cloud and UFO seen over Rochester, NY

EDITOR’S NOTE: We received this photo on September 28, 2019 from Charles in Rochester, New York along with his brief explanation:

“Thought to send you a picture of an anomalous cloud I saw yesterday where we live in Rochester, NY. The full length of the sky was completely clear and blue. No weather patterns in any of our area. But south of where I was, I saw this huge, very defined, disc-shaped cloud mass that tapered to a tip; though my phone screen wasn't wide enough to get the full parameter. Interesting.”

We also zoomed in for a better look at the small bright light in the upper right corner of Charles’ photo and discovered something that may help support the idea that the cloud might be the creation of extraterrestrials.


Object near Moon seen from Marietta, GA

EDITOR’S NOTE: We received these two photos on September 9, 2019 from Sara in Marietta, Georgia.  She briefly wrote:

“This was an image taken of the moon and what I had thought to be a planet. Could you please tell me what you think?  The photo was taken in Marietta, GA on Friday, September 6 at 8:46 pm. The first photo isn't edited and I didn't zoom in while photographing. The second is an obvious zoom and screenshot of the light to the right of the moon in the original photo.”  

It might be worth noting that UFOs can travel so rapidly that one camera frame can capture a partial trail of their movements, which is what the second photo appears to have done.


The night the Moon looked like an apple

Vickie McMahan was driving near the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC on October 10, 2019 when she glanced up at the evening sky and noticed the Moon’s shape was distorted.  So, she stopped her car and snapped these photos.

So what did she see? Since there was no lunar eclipse in October and the Moon has never been shaped like an apple or a fat heart, there has to be another explanation.  Our best guess is that some kind of UFO was passing in front of the Moon. This is not a far-fetched possibility because for years there have been UFO sightings over Cullowhee.



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Evidence of UFO landing field

EDITOR’S NOTE: These photos and information are from a man who lives in Eastern Tennessee near the North Carolina border. We were able to interview him in person at the AlienXPO convention in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 18, 2019.

“On July 4, 2019, I was walking across a field where soybeans normally are grown, but this year the field hasn’t been plowed and it’s overgrown with alfalfa or some kind of grass. As I was walking, I came upon a triangular-shaped depression in the knee-high grass.  I thought that was bizarre.

“Then when I looked around, there were two more triangular depressions.  All three were pointing toward a center point.  Then I looked around and noticed there was a set of three more depressions, and then another set, and another, and another. Within every triangle the growth of the grass was stunted.

“I should mention that the night before, there was a weird sound that lasted a long time that was coming from the exact location of the field.  It pulsed and sounded like waugh-waugh, waugh-waugh, waugh-waugh. That was followed by pop-pop, pop-pop, pop-pop and the pattern repeated.”




Odd formation in California sky

The photo on the left was taken on August 5, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. by Deborah in Banning, California.  In an attempt to understand what the unusual formation might be, we zoomed in and increased the contrast.  We still don’t have an explanation for it but thought the photo was intriguing enough to share. – The editor




Three UFOs seen from Blue Ridge Parkway

We received a photo of three UFOs on July 11, 2019 from Jay Michaud.  He took the photo from Caney Fork Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina on June 12, 2019 but didn’t see the UFOs until he transferred his photos to his computer.

We zoomed in for a better look at the UFO closest to the horizon.  It’s a fuzzy image (shown above) and looks a bit like an open coquina shell on the beach. – The editor




UFOs continue to appear
over Franklin, NC

A sky watcher in Franklin, NC continues to see UFOs in the night sky.  This is the fourth time he’s reported sightings to us. 

The photo on the left reveals three distant UFOs at the same time.  It was taken from the witness’ home which is about a mile from J&B Disposal on Hwy. 64 on the eastside of Franklin.  The photo was taken at 2:19 a.m. on July 16, 2019.

Below are close-ups of the three UFOs.
Each one is unique in shape and color.




Man sees UFO 4th night over Franklin, NC
By Mary Joyce, website editor

On July 2, 2019, we received the above photos of a UFO and the following brief statement from a witness who lives on the eastside of Franklin, NC.

“I’ve reported a UFO sighting before on June 16, 2019 and would like to know what I’ve been seeing.  I live on the eastside of Franklin, NC, about a mile from J&B Disposal on Highway 64.  Early this morning, July 1, 2019, I heard a noise and looked out the window.  What I saw was another UFO.  I watched it from 2:59 to 3:15 a.m.  The whole time, it stayed at the same elevation, but was bobbing a bit and strobing at least four colors.  I’m wondering if anyone else saw it or has a viable earthly explanation for it.”

The very next morning, he reported seeing a UFO again that was “bouncing around” continuously for two hours between 12:30 and 3:30 a.m.

Then in the early hours of July 4th, he saw another UFO from the same location between 2:25 and 2:30 a.m.  It appears you need to be a night owl to see the Franklin UFO.

After several email exchanges with the witness, it became clear that he’s interested in astronomy because he has referenced star maps and the positions of Jupiter, Saturn and the constellation Scorpio in the night sky.  He seems confident that whatever is bouncing around in the sky over Franklin is not a star or a planet.

He also seems confident that he’s not seeing an airplane, helicopter or drone because he’s seen plenty of those.  He says he’s lived in flight paths his whole life and also lived on a road with an airport for four years.

The man’s first UFO report to this website was on June 16, 2019.  It came without photos, so it’s posted in “Witness Testimonies.”  It’s titled “UFO hovers for 17 minutes near Franklin, NC.”





These photos of the UFO over Wright-Patterson AFB on June 19, 2019
 are from a broadcast video by WHIO-TV7 in Dayton, Ohio.

Why did UFO hover over THIS Air Force base?
By Mary Joyce, website editor

When a UFO hovered over Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for three hours on June 19, 2019, it was a BIG DEAL.  Why?  Because it’s no ordinary base. 

Primarily the base is known for secretly storing extraterrestrial bodies and debris from the 1947 Roswell UFO crash. There also are reports of the military interacting with live ETs in restricted areas of the base.

But there’s more at the base that might attract extraterrestrials. In 2016, I interviewed Woody who grew up around Wright-Patterson AFB. He told me about two other secret activities at the base that might be especially interesting to ETs.

(1) He told me Monsanto Research Corporation has an underground facility beneath the base that is associated with nuclear weapons research, the Manhattan Project and nuclear power systems for the U.S. Space Program. He said an insider told him that Monsanto’s facility is so large that horizontal elevators are used to get around.
(2) Woody also said Wright-Patterson occasionally shoots a laser at the Moon. When this happened when he was a teen, he and other teens would congregate around the base to see the UFOs that typically showed up.

CLICK HERE to read about my 2016 interview with Woody.

It should be added that reporters at WHIO-TV7 tried to find an earthly explanation for the UFO that hovered above their town.  They checked with the National Weather Service and hot air balloons companies.  None had any balloons flying at that time.  And as might be expected, the spokesperson for Wright-Patterson AFB denied any knowledge about the UFO.





Sky beams and Bigfoot at woman’s home

This security camera photo was taken on February 16, 2019 at 4:57 a.m. in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It was sent to us on April 30, 2019 by Robin McCray who owns the house in the photo. Below is a second photo from that night and Robin’s account of the unusual activity around her home. – The editor

“Light beams had been coming into the windows of our house for about a month before we installed security cameras – one in the front and one in the back of the house. Though we never saw where the beams of light were coming from, this photo clearly shows one coming down on our house from the sky. 

“At the time of this photo, I felt like a pressure all over by body and felt a presence. It also felt like something was trying to read my mind though there was no telepathic or auditory communication.”

“The security camera took this second photo 35 minutes later and shows a burst of light rather than a beam. We only can speculate about these lights in the night but we do get a lot of sky ships going over and around our house.  Other weird things have been happening too – mostly between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

“Then about six weeks after these photos were taken, I watched a large Bigfoot at one of the security cameras. Not surprisingly, the camera didn’t record any of it.  While the cameras appeared to still be working, they didn’t record anything after that.  Then two days later, both security cameras stopped working at the exact same time.”




Original photo on the left – Lightened and brightened photo on right to reveal more details

Computer circuit board image around UFO

For some time, a woman in Indiana has been taking photos of objects near the Sun.  Among her more typical photos of an object we have been observing since 2009, was this puzzling one she took in early April 2019.
The UFO she was photographing is the bright spot in the center of her photo, but the image in the sky around it is something that she nor we have not seen before. It looks a bit like a computer circuit board. – The editor



Possible cloaked UFO over
Western Carolina University
By Mary Joyce, website editor

We decided this triangular cloud might be a cloaked UFO because it was taken where very solid triangular UFOs have been seen before over Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, NC.  The “cloud” also stayed steady in the sky while other clouds moved on.

The photographer, David Pannell, has lived in Western North Carolina all his life and has seen UFOs many times since he was a teen. Several of his sightings have been at or near WCU. Below is his description of his first triangular UFO sighting over the university in 2005.

(L) Triangular cloud photo taken by David Pannell on April 6, 2019 at 7:26 p.m.

“The UFO came from the direction of the Jackson County Airport and was traveling toward the campus,” David Pannell told us about his first triangular UFO sighting over WCU in 2005.

“It was just gliding low and slow between those two points. There was no sound. It was triangular in shape. It had three white lights, one at each point of the triangle. They didn’t strobe like lights on an airplane.

The UFO blocked out the stars. It blocked out everything in the sky. If I hadn’t been driving, I could have kept a much closer eye on it, but I would say I watched it for a good two minutes before it glided away to the east in the direction of Balsam Ridge.” 

It's worth noting that some UFO researchers speculate that ETs use electromagnetic or sound technology to create artificial cloud shields to hide their sky ships.  That’s not farfetched. At least a decade or more ago, NASA discovered that sound from a rocket booster creates artificial clouds.

CLICK HERE to watch a 2:52 minute BBC video
showing NASA’s “cloud machine” in action.




Photo may show a mothership’s shield
Mary Joyce, website editor

Original photo on left, enlargment of the two objects on right

When our Facebook Manager Vickie McMahan travels, she almost always gets a photo of something interesting in the sky.  Above is a photo she snapped on her March 2019 trip to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. It shows a phenomenon near the Sun we’ve been reporting on since 2009.  Early on, we dubbed it the “Blue Moon” because it typically appears blue when it’s photographed with a zoom lens.

Photos from around the world show that the Blue Moon has steadily stayed near the Sun for at least nine years, so it cannot be a planet.  Planets have orbits and are always moving through space. This means it’s more likely a giant mothership.

Well, Vickie’s most recent photo adds a puzzlement to the phenomenon.  It reveals a blurry object between the Blue Moon and the Sun.  What might it be?  One theory is that it’s another mothership.  Another theory is that it’s a reflection off a protective shield used by the mothership during electromagnetic storms from the Sun.

So, why would a mothership suddenly need a protective shield?  During the spring equinox, the Sun spews intense electromagnetic energy toward Earth creating spectacular Northern Lights for weeks before, during and after the equinox.  Vickie took her photo from San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific Ocean at 10 a.m. on March 23, 2019 – three days after the actual equinox.  That could be the reason for a protective shield.



This “thing” flew straight at us

We received this UFO report on March 20, 2019 from a resident of Fork in Dillion County, South Carolina.  
Along with the man’s original photo, we’ve zoomed in for a better look at the two objects he and his wife saw. We’ve also brightened the larger object, hoping to reveal more details.

Dillion County is shown in red on this South Carolina map.

Hello, my name is John. I live in Fork, South Carolina. Below is a picture I took on October 6, 2018. I am not Crazy. My wife and I were returning home at approximately 10:30 p.m. when this “thing” flew straight at us. It was three lights in a straight line.

We came to a stop at the crossroads of Highway 41A and Highway 917 in the Smithboro Community. As it came over us, it made no noise. Then it seemed to pivot on the rear light and reversed course. As I raised my phone and snapped a photo, it just took off.

I looked at the photo later and realized there is another one up above and some distance away. It has been seen again recently by my wife and mother in law.

I’m used to military flights in this area. This wasn’t a helicopter or plane. I have sent this to many people and heard nothing. Maybe you can help me. It has bugged me to death. Many
thanks, John.




UFO zips over Cashiers

The above photos were taken seconds apart sometime between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. on January 16, 2019 by Glynis Heenan, our sky watcher in Cashiers, NC.

Notice how quickly the larger UFO travels in relationship to the smaller or more distant UFO.  To the left is an enlargement of the larger object from the second photo.




‘Twas the night before Christmas UFOs

“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”  Then Glynis Heenan, our faithful sky watcher in Cashiers, was nudged from her bed and “tore open the shutters and threw up the sash” and snapped the above photo of two UFOs at 2:47 a.m. on December 24, 2018. In the photos below, we zoomed in for a better look at the objects that were “dashing”through the sky. – The editor






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