A Nebraska witness near Offutt Air Force Base reports watching a light that appeared to be a meteor, but the object “stopped in mid-air,” descended and grew in size to half a full moon before eventually moving west toward Lincoln and “simply disappeared,” according to recent testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness first thought the object was a meteor.
“And as I was staring at it, it stopped in mid-air,” the witness stated. “It then ‘descended’ from its stopping point and became, in my vision, as large as half of the size of our moon, and three-quarter as luminous as Venus is in the night sky.”
Then the object seemed to enlarge before moving away and disappearing.
“It ‘grew’ in size from a pinpoint of light (meteor) to as big as half of our moon, and then proceeded to travel east. It hovered-jerked around for about five seconds (zigzagging in a small area) before it hovered away to the west towards Lincoln, NE. It spent three seconds flying westward before it disappeared – it did not fly past the horizon. It simply disappeared in the air.”
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 30, 2011. The events occurred on September 30. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Offutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha.
Another report from Nebraska details a boomerang-shaped object spotted at 9:45 p.m. on September 30, 2011, in MUFON Case # 32236.
“It was boomerang shaped,” the reporting witness stated. “The color was very hard to decipher. I would describe it as being like a hard shear curtain color, hard mist – very hard to describe. It was moving very slow, and levitated in one place for about five seconds, moved to the right, then continued to move forward (which would be east from our home), then it was gone. Lost sight once it went east.”
We previously reported on an object near Offutt Air Force Base on September 29, 2011: Silent boomerang UFO reported near Offutt Air Force Base.
Nebraska is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Nebraska had 5 reports in September 2011 – the 36th highest reporting state – while California had 127 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Nebraska MUFON State Director John C. “Jack” Kasher, Ph.D. investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
NE, September 30, 2011 – A ball of light descended from the sky, and shot off towards Lincoln, NE (Offutt Air Force Base). MUFON Case # 32232.
I was walking out of work after midnight. I rode my bike to work and while I was unchaining it in the parking lot, I noticed a falling star (meteor) falling to the earth.
I stopped to pause and look at it; roughly a meteor is something caught with the naked eye monthly, and as I was staring at it, it stopped in mid-air. It then “descended” from it’s stopping point and became, in my vision, as large as half of the size of our moon, and 3/4 as luminous as Venus is in the night sky.
It “grew” in size from a pinpoint of light (meteor) to as big as half of our moon, and then proceeded to travel east. It hovered/jerked around for around five seconds (zigzagging in a small area) before it hovered away to the west towards Lincoln, NE. It spent 3 seconds flying westward before it disappeared – it did not fly past the horizon, it simply disappeared in the air.
I rode my bike to a hill below Harrison street after the incident; it took me five minutes to get there. After I got to the hill, I called my brother and told him about it. He was shocked by what I had seen. I disconnected; on my bike roughly ten minutes later, he claimed to have stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, and saw three orbs flying above LaVista in formation, led by a blinking strobe orb, and followed by two brightly lit ones. The strobe-orb flew away from the other two orbs, and then the remaining two orbs flew off in the opposite direction.
I can only verify what I have seen with my own eyes (the original orb seen at 12312 Port Grace Blvd,) the encounter lasted roughly 2-3 seconds for the falling meteorite, 5 seconds for the meteorite to expand and “grow” into a large size, and then 3 seconds heading westward before disappearing. I have seen this with my own eyes and testify it is true.