A third witness reports from the Tucson area describing “three bright, green orb-like objects flying slowly in a triangle formation” moving north over Tortolita Mountain, according to September 29, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
We previously reported on testimony as: Witness photographs triangle UFO with ‘green glowing’ lights
- An Arizona witness reports a triangle-shaped object with “three green, glowing orbs” moving north in a “straight, slow and steady formation” over Tortolita Mountain
- Tucson witness reports three glowing, green orbs in a triangle pattern over nearby mountains. “I witnessed three bright, green glowing orbs over the mountains north of the Tucson area,” the witness stated.
The current report includes a witness and the witnesses’ mother who were walking outside in Tucson when they noticed the three lights in a triangle formation.
“At first I thought it was paper lanterns or an airplane, but upon further inspection they were way too perfectly spherical to be lanterns, and too big to be plane lights,” the witness stated. “They hovered slowly in a northward path for about 15 minutes, before stopping briefly and shooting up into the air, their light disintegrating as they shot up.”
The MUFON report was filed on September 29, 2011. The events occurred on September 27, 2011. No images or videos were included with the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Tortolita Mountains are located northwest of Tucson with an elevation of 4,652.
Arizona is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. Arizona had 26 reports in August 2011 – the 13th 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 Arizona MUFON State Director Jim Mann investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
AZ, September 27, 2011 – triangle formation of three bright green orbs floating slowly towards the North of Tortolita Mountain then shooting up and disappearing. MUFON Case # 32173.
I was walking outside in Tucson with my mother when, while glancing up at the sky, i noticed three bright green orb-like objects flying slowly in a triangle formation.
At first I thought it was paper lanterns or an airplane, but upon further inspection they were way too perfectly spherical to be lanterns, and too big to be plane lights.
They hovered slowly in a Northward path for about 15 minutes, before stopping briefly and shooting up into the air, their light disintegrating as they shot up.
When my mom and I first saw the objects, she had grabbed my arm and told me that she felt her stomach drop, and felt very uneasy. For about 10 minutes after the sighting, I had a dull headache near the back of my skull and my eyes felt dry and ached.