The UFO Traffic Report for Monday, July 27, 2009, includes 16 selected sightings over 12states, according to witness statements filed in the past 72 hours with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.

Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If MUFON investigates and reports back on any of these cases, I will update this page. The following reports and their headlines are unedited. You can read my selected cases by type of UFO report at the UFO Traffic Report index page.

Texas, July 24, 2009 - Dark triangular craft flies silently and low due west over university campus. MUFON Case # 18318.

Two Texas witnesses watched a silent object just a few hundred feet off of the ground that seemed to be "the slowest air craft I have ever observed." The dark object had "three large bright white lights in a triangular configuration on its underside, one toward the front, two in the back." The object "appeared to be flat and triangular, with each white light close to a vertex. The size appeared to be around that of a large helicopter but wider. There was one faint, small flashing light towards the front on the right side of the object (the only side I could see) which seemed to emit multiple, alternating colors of which I remember green, white/yellow, and blue." The sighting occurred over a period of less than 2 minutes near a college campus.

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Florida, July 24, 2009 - unknown object in photo of clouds. MUFON Case # 18316.

A East Volusia County, Florida, photographer taking pictures of clouds after a major storm, picked up an odd object when viewed later. They are interested in opinions on what this object might be.

Minnesota, July 27, 2009 - saw a object this morning as I delivered papers. MUFON Case # 18346.

A Minnesota witness out delivering newspapers first saw a red light in the trees. The object was "100-150 feet in the air and about 300-400 feet away." The object "was changing from red to light red/white." As the witness moved along the paper route, the object was seen again, but at a much further distance away.

Michigan, July 27, 2009 - Object moving slowly south to north, strobing red, blue, white lights, stops, hovers for 15 min. Slowly rotating lengthwise. MUFON Case # 18338.

This Michigan witness observed an object between 4,000 and 6,000 feet in altitude "flashing a linear row of white bright strobe lights sequentially along its entire length from back to front, a bright red strobe on the front, and a bright large blue white strobe light on it's rear end on one corner, and a large white strobe light on the other corner." The witness was 15 to 20 miles away and was a half-mile to 1 mile in length. The object stopped and hovered in one position for 15 minutes, and then slowly traveled away over a period of 5 minutes until it disappeared from sight.

New York, July , 2009 - multiple ufo sitings. MUFON Case # 18337.

A New York witness overlooking Jones Beach first saw a bright red-orange light as he stood talking to a commercial pilot. The light was dismissed, but later that evening, several witnesses pointed out another odd light in the sky. The object was described as a "huge red orange egg shaped craft" moving over the house, which then disappeared into a cloud. But then a second similar object was seen coming from the western side of the house and traveling in the same direction as the first object. A third object then moved over the house and headed out over the ocean. With an airliner nearby, the witness is guessing that the UFOs were as big as the jet or bigger. The witness speculates that the pilot of the jet would have to have seen these objects.

Texas, July 26, 2009 - Very Bright Orange Light or Ball. MUFON Case # 18336.

A Tilden, Texas, witness saw a bright orange object "as bright as a street light" that appeared to be about 1,000 feet off of the ground. The object either gained altitude or simply faded away.

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Ohio, July 26, 2009 - Bright light traveling in straight line from west to east. MUFON Case # 18335.

These Ohio witnesses watched a bright light move across the sky with no sound or navigation lights.

They described the object as "brighter and whiter than any other aircraft I had ever seen in the area."

Oregon, July 23, 2009 - it was a big silver box parked on side of an old logging road on a mountain clearing. MUFON Case # 18331.

A couple driving in Oregon noticed a "huge rectangular looking thing" on the side of a mountain. They said the object was bright, like a piece of silver and looked like a large recreational vehicle. On their return trip several hours later, the object was gone.

Nevada, July 25, 2009 - Bright white light traveling NW to SE at speed slower than most planes. Disappeared and then reappeared briefly ten minutes later. MUFON Case # 18319.

Two Nevada witnesses watched a silent Bright White Light crossing over the sky at about 2,000 feet. The size of the light was approximately one-quarter the size of the full moon. About 10 minutes later, the object reappeared east of their location, turned south, and disappeared. The witnesses felt uneasy and went inside.

Washington, July 25, 2009 - many unknown lights. MUFON Case # 18311.

Three Washington witnesses watched what at first were four oval lights in the sky. For about 20 minutes, the lights "would circle in the sky and come to one exact point altogether." During this time, other oval lights appeared in the sky, but not as bright as these four. They said the lights "would form one main oval light, break off and make a circular motion in the sky and then form back into one oval light." After 30 minutes, the lights just vanished.

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Texas, July 25, 2009 - Bright red light appeared out of nowhere, increased in brightness, it was over the lake (lake travis), shortly after focusing binoculars it disappeared completely. MUFON Case # 18325.

Three Texas witnesses said a "very bright red light" appeared out of nowhere - appearing spherical or circular from their location. Looking at the object through binoculars, they said "there was a definitive object, with lights helping to define its features." One witness said he saw a red light and a smaller, purple-white light. A second witness said he saw a bright red light, and one or two white-yellow lights. Just as they moved to photograph the silent object, it "blinked out." They agreed that the object "was somewhat triangular in shape and appeared to be bigger than a helicopter or small plane, but was not bigger than a commercial aircraft."

Missouri, July 25, 2009 - White unblinking light moves silently back and forth across the sky at different altitudes - one time growing large and then bright blue flash while moving away. MUFON Case # 18307.

A Missouri witness first saw an unblinking white light moving across the sky in a straight line until it was out of sight. About 10 minutes later, possibly the same light came back from the location it had moved to and was growing bigger. "For about 5-10 seconds it grew bigger and brighter until it suddenly had a bright blue/white flash. After the blue/white flash it quickly dimmed and disappeared." The bright flash was described as the size of a nickel held at arm's length. " It almost appeared as though the light was a slow rotating light on the object or the object itself was rotating." About 10 minutes after this event, the same light was seen at a higher altitude. And then it appeared again about 5 minutes later. And then 15 minutes later, at a lower altitude of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feet, the object flew directly over the witnesses' house. "The light was very white, very bright, and again no blinking and no noise."

Oregon, July 21, 2009 - Bright flaming hovering object above treeline in southeast Portland. MUFON Case # 18306.

An Oregon witness watched an object hovering at the tree line level for about four minutes. The object hovered for about one minute. The object was described as a "great white yellow ball of fire, very bright."

Massachusetts, July 18, 2009 - Saw 1 object across sky change colors shape, then 2nd craft appeared. MUFON Case # 18305.

A Massachusetts witness first saw what he thought was an airplane, but then the craft suddenly went "pitch black" and seemed to be a cigar shape, then it changed its light pattern to where it was "green on the bottom, and a reddish green on the top." While the witness was observing this craft, a second craft appeared. The second craft also shuts off its lights, "then all of a sudden this thing lights up from the bottom with a yellowish white light." It appeared that it was not one light, "but 3 or 4 clusters of lights at different segments of the craft." The silent craft now looked like a triangle. The witness served in Iraq and says he is familiar with known aircraft - and this was not anything normal. He said a few minutes later, he could hear "the faint whisp of helicopter rotors coming from the south."

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IN, July 24, 2009 - Triangle, motionless, instantaneous light formation change. MUFON Case # 18305.

An Indiana motorist saw an object flying at low altitude with "3 very bright white lights and was shaped as a triangle."

The object was first noticed in a hovering position. Then "the two lights on the side turned off and were immediately replaced by two lights going straight down (almost like a rod). Two bright white lights, one in the top and one in the middle and one red light at the bottom." There were no blinking lights on the object.

Missouri, July 18, 2009 - UFO appears in answer to telepathic message. MUFON Case # 18297.

This MUFON field investigator reports that a UFO sighting might be related to sending a telephathic message asking for a UFO to appear. Immediately after attempting to send out a message, "a very bright large light blinked on in the NNW sky at approximately 75 degrees up from the horizon. This was three times the size and brightness of Venus. The object stayed still for about five seconds, then moved North slowly for a short distance and stopped, then blinked out. I got the feeling that there was a craft there all along and it just put lights on so I could see it and know it was there, and moved so there would be no question that it was answering my message."