Comment: NUFORC has released reports for the first twelve days of April. Because of the number of reports, we will include several reports per article.

Unknown aerial phenomena over St. Louis county (Chesterfield/ Creve Coeur). Extremely large flash of white light midnight April 5th, 2009

Occurred: 4/5/2009 00:15 (Entered as : 04/05/09 00:15)
Reported: 4/4/2009 10:57:13 PM 22:57
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Chesterfield/Creve Coeur (St. Louis County), Missouri
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 2 seconds

Unknown aerial phenomena. Large white flash lit up the sky, bright enough to block out the stars, and reflected off neighbors houses. Bright white flash of light too big to be a meteor, and no sound, too large to be a commercial fire work, literally thought an explosion was going to occur from something as big as a chemical plant. Occurred from west over or past Chesterfield, Missouri. Flash appeared for only 2-3 seconds. Flash originated from west to east completely blanketing sky lighting up 1/4 of Northwestern sky. Observed from Olive Blvd and Fee Fee Rd. area in Creve Coeur county part of St.Louis county at 00:05 A.M. April 5Th, 2009. Absolutely clear cool night, no clouds anywhere, and visibility very good. 4-5 minutes later a Police helicopter, not the medical Arch Air helicopter from hospital, came from the Southeast heading west to where the phenomena happened. Helicopter in area for 20 minutes circling large area and half the time could hear it and not see it for it was going around large area.

5 april 2009 1:00 AM very bright light travelling south to north over basingstoke, probably a meteor .

Occurred: 4/5/2009 01:00 (Entered as : 04/05/2009 1:00)
Reported: 4/5/2009 2:47:43 PM 14:47
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Basingstoke (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration:m2 secs

At 1:00am precisely very bright light travelled south to north just east of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. I report this simply to give reference point for other more detailed possible sightings. it may have been a meteor, the korean missile or something else . It was brighter and bigger than other meteors I have seen. Thank you

Large Metallic Object making no sounds with red and green lights hovering by power lines moves away fast!

Occurred: 4/5/2009 02:45 (Entered as : 04/05/09 02:45)
Reported: 4/13/2009 8:26:45 AM 08:26
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Clarksville, Maryland
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 5 minutes

UFO Sighting on Sunday, APRIL 5, 2009 by a Male Observer

Dear National UFO Reporting Center, Early Sunday morning, April 5, 2009, at around 2:45 AM in the morning, my girlfriend and I both saw a UFO at the same time. We both saw it from inside of our car.

We were driving back home to Montgomery County in Maryland from Howard County in Maryland on Route 108. We were driving from the east to the west, specifically from the northeast to the southwest, more or less.

SEE MAP: I believe we were still in Howard county around the town of Clarksville - or Highland - when we saw the UFO on the right side of our car - the passenger side.

It was not very far away from us, as there were some tall power lines - or a cell tower of some kind - off the road in the field to the distance from us on the right of our car and a bit ahead of us as we traveled toward / by it on the left. It's hard to tell if it was one tower or a series of power line towers - but I will look more closely the next time we drive by and see what it actually is - and exactly where it is in relation to the road (Route 108).

The UFO was moving toward the tower - and then STOPPED! It stopped by the tower right after we both noticed it up in the sky. It was NOT very far away from us.

My girlfriend asked, "What is THAT?!" ... I saw it, too, at the same time and also said, "Yeah, what IS that?!" ... "It's not a plane, I can tell you that." she added, as she rolled down the window to try to hear any sounds coming from it. I slowed down the car. Neither of us heard anything at all. Then I said, "It's not a helicopter, either, because I can't hear anything - and that's too big to be a helicopter - and planes don't just STOP like that." It had red and green lights that were slowly going on and off. The lights were the first things we both noticed before seeing the object itself. It appeared horizontally long, like a metallic cigar in the sky by the tower.

Then my girlfriend said, "I have a creepy feeling. We should speed up. Whatever that is, I have never seen anything do that before." So, I sped up, and as I did so, the object began to move again and was heading in OUR direction. My girlfriend said, "It's coming this way, toward the road. ... GO!" So I went even faster, and she took her seatbelt off to look at it pass over the car and off behind us in the direction of the area behind my side of the car - back from the area of Howard county where we were coming from, back in the northeast direction sort of.

She looked at it as it sped off quickly, and the lights disappeared - and then the object itself disappeared.

There was no sound of a helicopter or an airplane going over us from up above as you would normally hear.

Then it was gone - and we continued to drive back home.

What WAS that?! Do you know? Has anyone else reported seeing such a thing on that evening? Thank you very much! I left a message on your answering machine today.

Sincerely, 1 Male / 53 Years Old / Born In Massacusetts / Accountant and 1 Female / 46 years old / Born in California / Painter & Composer

Saw a bright, very short cylinder or oval move across the night sky, brighten intensely, then disappear, all within about 25 seconds.

Occurred: 4/5/2009 04:30 (Entered as : 04/05/09 4:30)
Reported: 4/9/2009 11:05:01 AM 11:05
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Paw Paw (near), West Virginia
Shape: Oval
Duration: 20-25 seconds

My friend and I were star gazing at around 4:30 am about 9 miles outside the town of Paw Paw, West Virginia. The night sky is unlike anywhere else I have ever seen up there because we were so far away from lights.

I noticed a point of light, which at first just looked like another star (a relatively bright one) moving across the sky from right to left. When I looked closer I could see that the object wasn't exactly round like a star but rather kind of elongated, like an oval or very short cylinder. Think of it this way: I will compare a normal star that is circular in shape to a BB (like a BB Gun BB), but smaller, and this object was similar to a grain of rice. The overall size difference wasn't great but I could definitely tell that this thing had a long side and a short side, although it was very minute.

After seeing this thing moving I got my friend to look at it too. He saw it moving and said how unusual it looked. After about 10 or 15 seconds the object got much brighter instantly and within a few seconds disappeared completely.

This was not a shooting star because it was going much slower than that. I think it could be a satellite because I have read that they have been seen to brighten when they hit a certain sun angle and can also disappear when sunlight is no longer reflecting from them. However, it seemed like once we started talking to each other about how odd this thing was an what it could be, that's when it got very bright and then disappeared like it knew that we were aware of it.

I wonder if anyone else has had this kind of sighting. I would like to know more about what we witnessed.

On a clear blue afternoon sky, there appeared a slow moving disk-like shiny object that gradually vanished after about 20 seconds

Occurred: 4/5/2009 16:20 (Entered as : 04/05/2009 16:20)
Reported: 4/5/2009 6:02:57 PM 18:02
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Shape: Disk
Duration: 20 seconds

I was sitting in our great room facing the backyard through a big glass window. I was eating a snack and my 8 month old son was facing me. As I was talking to him, I slightly glanced in the cloudless sky and noticed a disk like object that is so shiny. It was moving very slowly towards the west and looked like it was 1 mile away. From my vantage point, the object was the size of a penny. I called my wife and tried to show it to her but then as I kept on pointing to it so that my wife could see it, the object slowly vanished in thin air. It just disappeared in the sky even though there were no clouds that time. I was very sure it was not a bird nor a plane. It was something that I have not seen in my entire life. I trembled a bit when I realized that I had seen an unidentified flying object.

3 spheres above the Los Angeles Harbor

Occurred: 4/5/2009 17:00 (Entered as : 04/05/09 17:00)
Reported: 4/9/2009 10:27:11 PM 22:27
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Wilmington, California
Duration: 10 minutes

My daughter saw what she thought was a mylar balloon just hovering high above the sky. When I looked up, I saw 3 spheres just hovering in the sky. I am going to guess at least 20K feet above the ground. The spheres where in a triangle form. After about 10 minutes they all moved to the north. A few minutes later, one shot to the south at supersonic speeds.

I saw 7 lights in the shape of the letter "V", They were all independent but flew together.

Occurred: 4/6/2009 01:02 (Entered as : 04/06/09 01:02)
Reported: 4/7/2009 7:38:30 AM 07:38
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 30 sec

I saw on a cloudy night 7 independent yellowish lights that were moving together forming the letter "V". 3 lights where on each side and one was leading. They moved slowly but much more faster than an airplane. While flying they moved softly from left to right, always forming the letter "V". They passed on top of my head and then kept moving North. It never stopped or disappeared, I just couldn't see anymore because of the buildings.

Nashville, Tennessee - 4/5/09

Occurred: 4/6/2009 09:15 (Entered as : 0406009 9:15)
Reported: 4/5/2009 10:19:37 PM 22:19
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 min

I went to get a pack of cigarettes, only a 2 min walk... but I drove because I felt lazy. Got my cigarettes... walking back to my apartment and halfway up I notice a light in the sky, no big look sort of like a search light.... I live on a hill... a great view.... I'm looking for where it is coming from. Country music awards tonight but in Las Vegas... still I figure perhaps a satellite celebration. But the speed of the lights and the fact that they were above the clouds sorta of freaked me out.... just KNEW in my heart that this was not normal.......

I kept walking up the steps, a storm has passed through tonight a lot of cloud cover but still a few open spots... I'm looking at the light... so very bright... shining through the cloud... but I could not get my brain around it.

At the top of the steps I notice another light flying in the same "all over the place pattern" 2 seconds... they Both meet in a clearing in the clouds..... and I lost it........ Totally freaked out..... two bright orbs touched for a brief second and then separated......

I'm thinking am I the only person in this town that see's this????????? My hands were shaking when I got to my apartment. Very odd, and it scared the sh&t out of me. If anyone from the Davidson county area saw anything please post ok.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

Silver/Blue Disk Rotating end over end East to West at least 20,000'

Occurred: 4/6/2009 13:15 (Entered as : 4-6-09 13:15)
Reported: 4/9/2009 12:00:06 AM 00:00
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Bridgeton, Missouri
Shape: Disk
Duration: 5 min

I was outside at work looking up at the deep blue sky, after several days of rain. I spotted a silver flash traveling East to West similar to an aircraft, but there was a blue flash between the silver flashes like a disk flipping over and over blue on one side and silver on the other. The object was at about 20,000', There was a commercial aircraft a little higher with a contrail traveling From South East to North West. This object just passed over my 90 Degree and just stopped horizontal motion still flipping, then it darted back a few degree's east then shot straight up higher and higher till it was out of sight. That was the last I saw of it. The sighting lasted about 5 minutes.

Black Triangle-Boston Docks
Occurred: 4/6/2009 16:40 (Entered as : 04/06/2009 16:40)
Reported: 4/7/2009 3:02:49 AM 03:02
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Boston (UK/England),
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 30 seconds

It was roughly 16:40, 6th April. I had just cycled past the Redstone Industrial Estate, gone down a little bicycle path which goes beneath Spalding Road and was just lifting my bike over the Somerfield supermarket fence to cross the carpark (to shave a minute or two off my time) and I saw a black triangle over the docks, about 1/4 mile away.

I first thought that it was a helicopter, this was because it looked to be too small to be a plane and was moving too slowly. I soon began to doubt this because I was not aware of any noise coming from it. It moved slowly, not much faster than jogging pace. It was also not too far from the ground either. The triangle was near a 6 story office block on the dock, and was only 30 feet higher than that.

I put my bike down, and started to walk towards some moorings, on the opposite side of the river from the triangle. I had only taken a few steps and then it just shot into the sky and over my head it went. It was quite a sight.

Wings up triangular shaped craft moving faster than any jet and No flapping like a birds wings

Occurred: 4/6/2009 18:10 (Entered as : 04/06/2009 18:10)
Reported: 4/6/2009 11:29:11 PM 23:29
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 7 seconds

At about 6:00 to 6:15pm EST, in Indianapolis, around 82nd street just off 465 Northbound and 69 N, from the Community North Hospital location, a craft coming Eastbound from the North sky portion, just after the sun peeked brightly from the clouds, it exposed a stealth moving craft with WINGS UP!!!, not moving, NO Bird ever moved that fast, let alone an aircraft, nor (military) fly in a COMMERCIAL ZONE for passenger craft (small or the size of 727, 747, etc).

This is a very commonly flown zone for passenger aircraft each half hour and then some. There is a small craft airport in Fishers, less than 2 miles from the area and this craft came from the uppermost part of the clouds, without wings DOWN and no noise, and no flapping as a bird. Neither was it the same as fighter jets with wide wings. It clearly looked liked a craft with the wings UP like on a navy shipped when they docked on the aircraft carrier. It was more than odd, it was not from this world.

This particular craft came out of the clouds, approached toward my area directly downward and then veered oddly somewhat southbound on a dime, with absolutely NO movement from the UPWARD CLOSED wings. The wings were like a bird but stayed locked upward still. It then did a 360 motion (turn) in FULL VIEW with a second, while still moving back into the clouds, upward like a helicopter's movements, without hesitation and clearly like no craft this world has or any I know of, 3-4 miles from it previous location in SECONDS. This was spotted by two individuals who did not know each other. The other person saw it like me and slowed their driving from the hospital in awe, but moved on. I told my wife, but I had no other witness before she came out of the hospital clinic area for allergies. It was awesome and yet fearful as this didn't look friendly but more of a probing observation.

My heart was beating so fast, my mouth went dry and I couldn't talk.

Formation of red lights

Occurred: 4/6/2009 19:50 (Entered as : 4/6/2009 19:50)
Reported: 4/5/2009 11:16:12 AM 11:16
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Peyia, Paphos (Cyprus),
Shape: Light
Duration: 4 minutes

Although currently with family in Cyprus, I am a citizen of the United Kingdom.

This very evening myself an four other members of our family witnessed two square formations of light in the evening sky. These formations were approximately two miles south of Peyia.

Each formation comprised of four bright circular red lights, one in each corner of the square. As I have said, there were two of these formations. The lights appeared to be identical in colour and size. Even the formations were at the same altitude, but were maybe a mile away from each other. Commercial airlines were above the area heading both toward and away from the Island and I would say that the air traffic was medium-busy. It appeared that the lights were below these aircraft, so I would say that these lights were at between 5,000 to 10,000 feet in the sky.

These eight lights (one for each corner of the two formations) remained constant in strength and did not pulse or flicker and neither of the formations moved (they appeared to 'hover' in the sky as aircraft were passing them). The weather conditions were fine and for the entire 4 minutes of which we viewed these lights nothing obscured our sight. Although a few photographs were taken, none actually managed to successfully capture the lights. We were unable to notice any sound from the lights. After a brief period, the lights just 'went', as though somebody had flicked a switch.

Although not linked to the above, I witnessed something similar in 2002 in Norfolk, UK. Then it was a single red light moving slowly across the sky.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

The light was like a plane's light , it was just bright and had no mixed colors .

Occurred: 4/6/2009 20:00 (Entered as : 04/6/09 20:00)
Reported: 4/6/2009 5:32:55 AM 05:32
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia),
Shape: Light

Me and my mum went for a 6 km jog . the park where we jog at is very close so we walk there . We did two rounds so by the time we were walking back home it was already dark and it was about 8pm . So I looked at the sky , the moon was nice and bright, next to the moon were a few stars. Stars look like spots of light ,something caught my eye, a small light like the light you see when you see a plane in the sky. The unidentified light move so fast it was somehow faster than a jet AND IT JUST SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED. I told my mum but she didn't pay attention.

After the incident , my cat went out to the balcony to feel the wind and he suddenly ran back in meowing strangely ..

Veering shooting star?

Occurred: 4/6/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 04/06/09 21:00)
Reported: 4/6/2009 9:27:45 PM 21:27
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Clive, Iowa
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 3 seconds

Walking my dogs around the block tonight, maybe around 9 pm in Clive, Iowa, I saw something I can only describe as a UFO.

Walking south, I looked up and thought to myself, "Oh, a shooting star, I haven't seen one of those in awhile."

Then the object took a strong veer off into a different direction before disappearing.

Can this be explained by modern science?

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

Invisible Craft flying above it was VERY LOUD!

Occurred: 4/6/2009 22:30 (Entered as : 04/06/2009 22:30)
Reported: 4/7/2009 10:45:25 AM 10:45
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Carson, California
Shape: Other
Duration: 30 seconds

We were driving home from my sons job and right as were driving on out street we heard a LOUD Rubbling sound and we looked up and seen this Aircraft that was flying above us very low, it had 2 lights, one each end and some times you would see a 3rd making a triagle. But we didn't see the Aircraft it was Tranparent you couldn't see it, in fact you could see right through it seeing the stars on the other side.

Star like motionless object pulsating blue and red, lasted only five minutes and was gone

Occurred: 4/6/2009 22:30 (Entered as : 04/06 22:30)
Reported: 4/6/2009 11:23:38 PM 23:23
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Arlington, Washington
Shape: Other
Duration: about 10min

It at first seem to be an airplane, I noticed there was no movement. I went into the house (75 yard walk) to get my girl friend and have her get binoculars. We went back out the craft had still not moved. It appeared to pulse blue and red, to me it seemed to have a star like blue with a streaking effect like a comet. We went in to get warmer jackets. When we got back out it was gone!