Although they don’t seem to garner headlines as much any more, UFOs — or UAPs (unexplained aerial phenomena) as they are now increasingly being classified — are still being reported in Connecticut on a fairly regular basis.
Of course, just because something unidentified is spotted flying through the sky, that doesn’t automatically make it a ship full of aliens joyriding our friendly atmosphere and probing our populations at will: Many times, what is being witnessed is something of man-made origin (anything from experimental aircraft to satellites to paper lanterns) or an unusual natural phenomenon, such as earth lights or ball lightning.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to see what’s being seen in the skies above us, so I checked out the MUFON case files for Connecticut. I recommend checking out the full range of reports in the state as there are some really weird things being seen.
Here’s a sampling of the most recent MUFON reports from 2011 — you can read more about each case when you click the links. For some cases, there are even photos and videos.
- July 23, 2011, no location given – Amazing bright orange light in the sky. Hovered before flying off.
From the full description of event: “Out for a walk through suburban neighborhood with five friends. Someone pointed to the sky at an orange glowing circle. It was brighter than any stars. There were air planes in the sky too for reference …“
- June 30, 2011, Farmington – Cylindrical Fuselage with strip and two small fins seen over Farmington during Winding Trails celebration.
From the full description of event: “… I then noticed to my upper right (North / North West), a shinny silver cylindrical fuselage “bullet shaped craft”. As the sky was a perfectly clear, this thing was traveling from the north side of my house towards the west approaching the cloud. At first I asked myself, “Is this a plane? I felt it was something different …”
- May 28, 2011, New Milford – Lavender horizontal line of lights in sky.
From the full description of event: “I was driving home from work, and was stopped at a stop sign. The area is very rural on top of a mountain. I noticed out of the left field of my vision a set of 3-4 lavender colored lights set in a horizontal row move towards the middle of my field of vision …”
- April 25, 2011, no location given – Saw object at approx. 15-20K ft. metallic and flashing like reflected light of sunset.
From the full description of event – “Object flew from SE to NNW about the speed of a fast airplane. I first thought I was seeing a bird flapping its wings, but the speed and trajectory clearly were too straight and the light that at first seemed like the underside of a bird’s wing clearly became more of a metallic glint …”
- March 30, 2011, Southington – 6 Bright white lights surrounded by one large red light
From the full description of event: “… thought it was a planet at first but the object quickly appeared to be very large because it came towards us at amazing speed as we continued down the road and he began to slow the car down. The object did not make a sound, and was defiantly not a plane or a helicopter or anything else that could of been explained away …”
- February 22, 2011, Weston/Redding – Strange light display and manuvers – several hundred feet above tree tops.
From the full description of event – “… After observing this thru the binoculars for several minutes the red and white lights separated into two distinct larger objects. One red and one white. These two objects flew around each other doing what seemed to be impossible maneuvering at an extremely high rate of speed over a very small area …”
Obviously, we can’t vouch for the veracity of any of these reports, but MUFON‘s site really is fun to check out, even if you don’t believe there are odd things in our atmosphere. Keep your eyes to the skies, and don’t forget to let us know if you see anything unusual!