It has become the standard joke that there aren’t many good videos of UFOs because no one is looking up. They’re all looking down, at their cell phones instead. But the truth is that have been many images captured, not only on cell phones but on high quality cameras.
Such is a case investigated by MUFON Chief Investigator Darrell Collins. According to the report, the witness, whose name was withheld, was taking pictures of the sunset in Brookville, Indiana on July 17 of this year. According to the witness, “I was located just ten yards north of the Brookville Lake Beach… when I noticed a bright, oval-shaped object to the northwest… it looked extremely bright, as if it was reflecting sunlight on a metal surface. I immediately snapped a picture, but my camera was set-up for a two-second exposure… I changed my camera settings to video mode and I filmed for about 20 seconds… When I came home, I saw that I have filmed the UFO for about 14 seconds before it disappeared behind a cloud.”
He added, “I don’t believe it’s an airplane because I didn’t see any contrails. I could confirm that airplanes were creating contrails when a passenger jet crossed the sky a few minutes after I saw the object. But what it is, I’m not sure. In the videos, you can make out two to three flickering lights as object moves towards the south.”
Collins, who investigated the case for MUFON, closed it as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.
On April 5, 2021, two people in Independence, Oregon, reported they had noticed a strange light in the sky, which was not moving. The witness said, “The light was much lower than the airplanes fly. The object was over the river and the nearby fields. We watched it “bend” into a slight “V” or boomerang-ish shape, with 4 lights then appearing. It then broke into 2 sets of 2 lights, one disappeared, and the other then melded into one light again, and began ‘zipping/darting’, but remaining in/over the same area. After a few seconds, they came back together, formed one light again and then began to move NW. I began driving and about a mile and a half up the road we saw it again, it was moving south and much slower, but had the 4 lights on. I pulled over and we watched it. It came over right in front of us, but was about as high as a hand glider would be. The lights were a pale blue and there were 4 lights. I reached into my bag and pulled out my Canon, but the photos when uploaded were unexpectedly blurry and they looked as if I didn’t have a telephoto lens attached (which I did). I cannot explain this, it’s almost as if a force I didn’t notice caused my camera to malfunction. As it passed over, while I was attempting to take pictures my passenger was recording on their cell phone, but that recording too was exceptionally blurry and did not turn out with anything that could be seen. The thing was absolutely silent. We rolled down the windows to listen because we were in the country, remote, and no sound was around. It ‘floated’ away heading south over farm land between Corvallis Road and Buena Vista Road and then in about 5 seconds it was gone. It had entirely disappeared.
Although the video and pictures are not very good you can see them here:
On September 5 of this year, near Chester, PA., according to the National UFO Reporting Center, the witness watched a fireball of an object over the house. According to the witness, “It was sitting in one place as I filmed it but began to move when the film started. It was white. Then there were two blue oblong type shaped items [that] showed in the video. It was a cloudy evening, there were no stars showing.” There are two videos, but the National UFO Reporting Center has no links to them. The witness said the UFO was in sight for about two minutes, which, if accurate, rules out a meteor or fireball.
Finally, I have very little information on the sighting other than it took place in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 30 of this year. The sighting lasted about a minute and the witness photographed a disc-shaped object. No explanation was offered, and I noticed this simply because it happened northwest of Roswell and not all that long after the annual festival there.