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Witness Tells of Long Beach Island UFO Encounter

September 4, 2020                                        (catcountry1073.com)

• At 2am on Thursday, August 27th, an unidentified witness in Long Beach Island, New Jersey had a UFO sighting, which the person reported to the National UFO Reporting Center’s website (see here). The encounter lasted for 30 -40 minutes. Below is the transcript of the report.

• “Hi, I am not one to report unless I am sure. But what we saw at Long Beach island at 2 am was not something we doubt as something not in our comprehension. My friend and I decided to take a walk on the beach at around 1:30 am after a long night of talking catching up. After about 20 minutes we noticed three bright lights on the sand, we thought they were police checking the area for trespassers. So we didn’t think much of it. We then noticed two of the light sources started to create a line between each other… it looked like a beam interchanged between two sources.”

• “Fast forward, these lights disappeared we figure it was some kind of weird glitch in some security light… we then notice a light that looked into the ocean. It was white… shining very bright. We noticed a smaller green light flying over it… moving very fast all over the place. I mean like very disoriented.. nothing we have every seen before.”

• “I was a believer and the first thing I thought was aliens and I thought my friend would think I was absolutely crazy by my idea but when we both saw we looked at each other. The look on my friends face was shocking he was! absolutely startled… I was too. We both saw the same thing. These light forces moving ramp idly with no distinguished pattern or direction.. around the light source. At one point it seemed to dive into the ocean and back out. It would shine bright.. move and then disappear and appear again. It would make sudden movements and we would both look at each other. It would then stop and align with the bigger “light source” and then move about again.”

• “We watched it for about 40 minutes. I shined my light at it (blinked twice) and it disappeared… then shined back twice. And disappeared and we got to scared and walked away. We both realized this was an experience we will remember forever. We thought hard about what we might have seen but there just doesn’t seem to be any explanation to a light moving that rapidly and that unorganized like it did. We both knew what we saw but it seems unreal right now. I’m writing this because My friend and I truly believe we saw something out of the ordinary tonight.”

 

A UFO encounter reportedly took place on Long Beach Island on Thursday, August 27th.

The witness, who has not been identified, says the encounter happened just after midnight and lasted for 30 -40 minutes.

The sighting report is listed on the National UFO Reporting Center’s website.

“Hi, I am not one to report unless I am sure.

But what we saw at Long Beach island at 2 am was not something we doubt as something not in our comprehension.

My friend and I decided to take a walk on the beach at around 1:30 am after a long night of talking catching up.after about 20 minutes we noticed three bright lights on the sand, we thought they were police checking the area for trespassers. So we didn’t think much of it. We then noticed two of the light sources started to create a line between each other… it looked like a beam interchanged between two sources. Fast forward, these lights disappeared we figure it was some kind of weird glitch in some security light… we then notice a light that looked into the ocean. It was white… shining very bright. We noticed a smaller green light flying over it… moving very fast all over the place. I mean like very disoriented.. nothing we have every seen before. I was a believer and the first thing I thought was aliens and I thought my friend would think I was absolutely crazy by my idea but when we both saw we looked at each other. The look on my friends face was shocking he was! absolutely startled… I was too. We both saw the same thing. These light forces moving ramp idly with no distinguished pattern or direction.. around the light source. At one point it seemed to dive into the ocean and back out. It would shine bright.. move and then disappear and appear again. It would make sudden movements and we would both look at each other. It would then stop and align with the bigger “light source” and then move about again. We watched it for about 40 minutes. I shined my light at it (blinked twice) and it disappeared… then shined back twice. And disappeared and we got to scared and walked away. We both realized this was an experience we will remember forever. We thought hard about what we might have seen but there just doesn’t seem to be any explanation to a light moving that rapidly and that unorganized like it did. We both knew what we saw but it seems unreal right now. I’m writing this because My friend and I truly believe we saw something out of th e ordinary tonight.”

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Cities Across the Carolinas Report UFO Sightings

Article by Joe Marusak                              August 27, 2020                               (charlotteobserver.com)

• The San Francisco-based True People SearchNational compiled the rankings of US cities with the most UFO sighting reports sent to the National UFO Reporting Center in Davenport, Washington. Founded in 1974, NUFORC offers both an online form and a telphone hotline for people in the US and Canada to add their ‘objective UFO data’ to a public database.

• The True People website analyzed more than 80,000 reported UFO sightings, and then narrowed it down to 446 cities with 25 or more sightings over a 114 year period, through 2014. Seattle topped the list of major cities with 620 sightings, more than double second-place Phoenix. Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, Florida were the only Eastern US cities making the top ten.

• Nationwide, “lights have been reported to move in weird patterns, flash, appear and disappear, display in a formation, and more. While some lights can be explained as an aircraft originating from Earth, a meteor, or satellites, some reports have remained shrouded in mystery,” says Mitchell Barrick, content director for True People Search Insights.

• Charlotte’s 153 sightings of mysterious lights, discs and orbs in the sky since 1910 ranked ninth among the 25 largest cities by population. ‘Unexplained light in the sky’ is the most commonly reported type of UFO in the US, “and this holds true for Charlotte,” said Barrick. Other commonly reported objects in the US include triangles, circles, fireballs, disks, sphere, snake-like UFOs (cigars and cylinders), chevrons, eggs and cones.

• Adjusting for comparative population density, however, Charlotte had 17 reported UFO sightings per 100,000 people, which ranks 37th in North America and only 6th in North Carolina. Three South Carolina cities were ranked in the top ten when comparing population density. Surfside Beach, SC came in at No. 3 with 671 sightings per 100,000 people; Myrtle Beach at No. 6 with 507 sightings; and North Myrtle Beach at No. 9 with 380 sightings. Wilmington ranked highest per capita in North Carolina. Its 58 sightings translated to 47 sightings per 100,000 people, good for 162nd place in North America, followed by Asheville with 43 sightings (168th place); Gastonia with 25 sightings (252nd place); Fayetteville with 43 sightings (351st place); and Greensboro with 56 sightings (364th place). After these came Cary with 28 sightings; Raleigh with 78 sightings; Durham with 33 sightings; and Winston-Salem with 27 sightings.

• According to Barrick, “[I]t’s our theory that a higher frequency of sightings correlates with a higher percentage of reports from people who believe they have genuinely seen something in the sky that they cannot explain: a UFO.”

• Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center, said NUFORC has received a spate of recent UFO reports from the Carolina coast. People have reported red, orange, yellow, amber and gold lights in the sky above the Atlantic Ocean – lights with no earthly explanation. For instance, on August 18, a retired senior law enforcement official in Conway, SC saw a tiny, white colored, strobing light fly overhead from NNE to SSW. The object is joined by a second similar object, and then two more, for a total of four objects. (see 1:52 minute video below) “Because of the strobing, and because of the direction the objects were traveling, the witness doubted whether they could have been ‘Starlink’ satellites.”

• Another phenomena associated with the Carolinas for over a century are mysterious apparitions known as the ‘Brown Mountain Lights’ which have been reported in the North Carolina highlands. In summer 2016, a scientific team from Appalachian State University captured on video a bright orb that “suddenly appeared and then vanished” high above a Brown Mountain ridge. “Then it came back, same spot,” The Charlotte Observer reported. “And then an encore.”

 

Charlotte has managed to beam itself up into the ranking of the top 10 largest North American cities for total UFO sightings in the past century, a new study shows.

And other cities in the Carolinas made related lists for sightings per capita, including Wilmington, Asheville and Myrtle Beach.

The Queen City’s 153 sightings of mysterious lights, discs and orbs in the sky since 1910 had Charlotte ranked ninth among the 25 largest cities by population and tops in North Carolina. That’s according to San Francisco-based True People Search, which compiled the rankings based on sightings people sent to the National UFO Reporting Center in Davenport, Wash.

Founded in 1974, the non-profit center maintains a public database of “objective UFO data,” according to its website. It offers an online form and telephone hotline to report sightings.

The people-finder website analyzed more than 80,000 reported UFO sightings in the U.S. and Canada. It then narrowed the list to 446 cities with 25 or more total sightings over 114 years, through 2014, Mitchell Barrick, content director for True People Search Insights told The Charlotte Observer in an email Wednesday.

Seattle topped the list of major cities with 620 sightings, more than double second-place Phoenix. Jacksonville, Fla., was the only other Eastern U.S. city in the top 10, falling just one sighting shy of Charlotte’s overall total.

 

1:52 minute timelapse video of objects streaking over the NC Outer Banks (‘Wes Snyder Photography’ YouTube)

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Idaho Top State for UFO Sightings in 2020

Article by Journal Staff                          June 27, 2020                        (idahostatejournal.com)

• According to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Idaho was the top U.S. state per capita for UFO reports with 164 UFO sightings so far in 2020.

• According to a report by Satellite Internet, using the data from NUFORC, 2020 has been an especially busy period for reports of extraterrestrial activity. During the first three months of 2020, sightings are up by 112% compared with the same time period in 2019. There were 6,340 sightings in 2019, up from 3,456 sightings in 2018.

• Idaho’s 164 UFO sightings equals 9.18 sightings per 100,000 people. Other top states included Montana, New Hampshire, Main and New Mexico. UFOs apparently avoid the Texas sky, reporting only 1.29 sightings per 100,000 people, the fewest per-capita. Reports of glowing objects above the foothills of Southeast Idaho have recently made a buzz on social media. But police said they received no calls about the sightings.

• Most sightings are later identified as drones, satellites or weather balloons. But up to 5% of UFO sightings remain unexplained. The National UFO Reporting Center accepts tips via a hotline at 206-722-3000 and an online form here.

 

Idaho was the top U.S. state for UFO sightings per capita during the first three months of 2020, which was an especially busy period for reports of extraterrestrial activity, according to a new report by Satellite Internet.

The internet company used data from the National UFO Reporting Center and issued per-capita rankings based on state population data.

Idaho residents have reported 164 UFO sightings — or 9.18 sightings per 100,000 people — according to the study. Other top states included Montana, New Hampshire, Main and New Mexico, which is home to Roswell, renowned for an alleged UFO crash in 1947 and home to the International UFO Museum and Research Center.

Reports of a pattern of glowing objects above the foothills of Southeast Idaho, described by paranormal enthusiasts as UFOs, recently made a buzz on social media. Pocatello police said they received no calls about the sightings, however. Furthermore, in April the Pentagon reportedly released three videos of suspected UFOs captured by infrared cameras.

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