By Roger Marsh,
The witness was traveling along a rural Pennsylvania road when he first noticed the orange orbs moving across the night sky.
Credits: MUFON database.
Witnesses who report thinking about UFOs just before a sighting event begins are becoming a common thread for those who report their encounter to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The January 7, 2012, Case 34710 along a rural Pennsylvania road recounts the story of two related witnesses who began thinking of UFOs before anything unusual was seen.
"For some reason the thought of UFOs jumped into my head on my way home from the grocery store Jan 7, 2012, at about 9:45 p.m.," the reporting witness stated. "As I turned left onto my road in the distance I saw them."
The witness saw an "orange orb" that then broke apart into three pieces.
"The primary one did not move and the other two shot away from the primary object at about 45 degree angles. The orbs then leveled off and traveled south - one behind the other - parallel to the ground."
The witness said he nearly wrecked his vehicle while rushing home to tell his wife what was happening outside.
"I went as fast as I possibly could and ran inside to tell my wife so she could also see. As I explained what thoughts I had and what I saw, she said the thought of UFOs had entered her too. She didn't know why. At the same moment of her strange thoughts, she said she heard a scratching noise at the window and had just let the dog out minutes before I got home to see what it was. The orange orbs unfortunately had gone before she could see them."
But the event was not over.
"As I explained to her what I saw, more began to appear and there were 30 or more traveling southward perpendicular to the road I live on. Approximately one mile away, traveling just above the tree line in a snake-like motion - up and down glowing orange. This lasted about 15 minutes. I took photos with my Nikon D300. For the conditions, I had to shoot the photos with, I think they came out good enough to portray the event. A passing motorist also saw the event."
The witness included three digital still images with the MUFON report, which was filed on January 8, 2012: Image 1, Image 2, and Image 3. No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.