HBCC UFO Research -
Recently Reported Sightings

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
North Atlantic, Approx. 350 nm east of Northern Florida.
Date: October 1990, 1993
Time: 1:00 a.m.
Number of witnesses: 5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Boomerang
Full Description of event/sighting: I was delivering a sailing yacht to Ft. Lauderdale FL from Boston, via Bermuda, standing the twelve to four deck watch. It was a beautiful night, very warm and clear. The boomerang object appeared almost directly over us, as it's approach had been hidden from view by the very large mainsail of the Schooner. The object was huge, approximately twice the size of Ursa Major, it glowed with a pale luminescent, gold or yellow, with a pale blue triangle at leading edge or apex of the arch, the sharp tips at the trailing edge also were blue. It's shape and outline were perfectly crisp and visible. The object passed directly over our position while ascending and following an easterly course. It was totally silent, and left a wake of gold "glitter" behind. Soon it seemed to almost explode into several small bright lights then recondense into a very bright single light and disappear into space.
I saw the exact same thing three years later in the same vicinity of ocean. The object once again seemed to be heading easterly to climb up over the Atlantic From the Southeast U.S. The second sighting occurred from a more northern vantage point, so the object came up from the SW horizon and I could see it's trajectory clearly and also it's very distinct shape and color.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Owensboro, Kentucky
Date: Winter 2003
Time: Approx:: 8:00 p.m.
I did have a minor experience last winter, sometime after the first of the year, that you might find interesting. Again I was walking the dog at about the same time of evening, but being winter it was long past dark. I noticed quite a bit of air traffic and remember thinking it must be Air Guard weekend. As I said, they have maneuvers above the open crop land of this area once a month.
About 8:00p.m. I took the dog out one more time before settling in for the evening. I heard a very loud twin turbo-prop coming overhead. I assumed he was either landing or taking off from the airport. However, when I looked up he appeared
to be in level flight. Then I realized he was escorting some object. I say escorting because he was flying behind and to one side, like a wingman, and turned as the object ahead of him turned, but slightly later. Not a co-ordinated formational turn. I would guesstimate they were at about 2000', separated by about 1500'. They passed directly overhead. The twin turbo-prop whose sound originally attracted my attention was overly lit with strobes and NAV lights. When I say overly, I mean more than required by FAA regulations.
The interesting part was the craft being followed/escorted. It was totally silent, no prop or rotor sounds whatsoever. I almost missed it, but caught it out of the corner of my eye as I searched for the turbo-prop which came out from behind some
trees across the street. The lead object was almost completely black against the black night sky so I couldn't determine a shape. There were only two lights, like landing lights, maybe 20' apart, illuminating something toward their center. What I could imagine, but not see, were lights close in on either wing illuminating sides of a fuselage forward of the wings. I did not see the wings or cockpit, just imagined them as I grasped for an explanation of the object.
Obviously the silence and lack of lighting stunned me. As I said I'm a private pilot and anyone flying or escorting
a private plane with no FAA lights, (forgetting the lack of sound for a moment)at night, in a direction away from an airport,
would lose their pilots license quicker than they could say altimeter. I still don't know what I saw that night.
I'll keep searching the sky as I walk the dog.
Thank you to the witness for this excellent report.
Owensboro, Kentucky - Cylinder
Date: June 19, 2004
Time: 6:40 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: White cylinder
Full Description of event/sighting: On Saturday afternoon, June 19th, 2004 at about 6:40 p.m. I was walking my dog as I typically do each evening after dinner. Having been a private pilot for 20 years and living in close proximity to our regional airport in Owensboro, Kentucky,
I have a habit of looking for air traffic. This particular evening there was no air traffic out. I also noticed that the sky was perfectly clear and cloudless. There weren't even any contrails visible. This was unusual because there is a VOR (navigation beacon) at our local airport and a lot of high altitude traffic makes turns over the area as evidenced by the turning of the contrails. The Sun was about 20 degrees above the horizon and to my back. I looked almost directly overhead and spotted a white cylindrical object headed at a moderate speed from northwest to southeast. When first spotted it was about 1/2" long at arms' length. It looked like an airplane fuselage with no wings. The object was oriented horizontally with one end pointed in the direction of travel. There was a dark band toward the rear of the object and there may actually have been some type of empennage on the rear, but it was difficult to tell. The color was a "clean" white, but it did not reflect the setting sun. There were no evidence of any type of conventional propulsion, nor was there any FAA navigation lights or strobes visible. At a high altitude and the Sun still up any lighting might not have been visible. There was no noise associated with the object. It did not deviate in altitude, speed, or heading as it went out of sight. Total sighting time was about 2 minutes. At the objects' rate of speed I was too far from home to run for a camera, and no neighbors were out in their yards for collaboration. I have been visiting the website for about a year and the object looks just like what the gentleman in Texas photographed. It also looks like the object seen in Sonora, but it was not hanging vertically.
Additional Information Below:
Q. - Since you were out walking your dog Bill, did you happen to take notice if your dog acted unusual when the object was overhead, or in the area you were ?
A. - Not that I noticed, but I was kind of stunned and concentrating on the object. The dog is a 2 year old Rottweiller and kind of excitable, but he wasn't barking or pulling on his leash, so I would say no to this question.
Q. - I am pretty sure you answered this in your report, but I just wanted to be sure. As you watched the object, at any time did the object change it's position while traveling along on it's flight path. I was wondering if either end of the object rose up a bit or down ?
A. - There was no visible wobble, if it had wings it could have been an airplane. It behaved exactly like an object with a flight plan that it was following.
Q. - Were you able to possibly see the texture to it ?
A. - It was very solid and didn't reflect the sunlight, almost like a hard, dull plastic.
Q. - Is there an Air Force Base? A military or research installation of any kind close where you were ?
A. - Actually Owensboro, for being the 3rd largest city in Kentucky, is in the middle of miles of farmland along the Ohio River. Wright-Pat is a 4.5 hour drive East, Fort Campbell (Home of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles) is a 2.5 hour drive South. The Kentucky Air National Guard does fly helicopters and C-130's out of Fort Campbell and re-fuel in Owensboro after playing above the crop lands, but they give those guys the older stuff to fly, nothing interesting.
BTW The flight path at the point I saw the object would have been roughly along a line between Peoria,IL and Nashville, Tennessee, if you were to plot it on at a map.
Thank you to the witness for this report.
Victoria, B.C. - High Flying Unusual Object
Date: June 19, 2004
Time: 3:00 - 3:05 p.m.
Today, June 23, 2004 I took a telephone call from a nice lady. She wanted to make a sighting report over what she witnessed on June 19, 2004 at 3:00 - 3:05 p.m. The witness was standing waiting for a city bus when she spotted something unusual flying at a high altitude. The woman pointed the object out to another lady who was also waiting for the bus. As hard as it was to see due to how high it was, the lady felt it was kind of strange looking.
Why the witness called was due to another report which took place over Vancouver, B.C. on June 19, 2004 which came from a gentleman who reported a paper airplane type of object. His report can be found here:
The lady said she wished she had a pair binoculars with her so she would have been able to have a better look at the object. The witness explained that what she observed was a slow moving craft traveling from the north to the south and it was high overhead. She had looked away briefly then trained her eyes on it again. It was a beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. While watching this object she turned to a bystander and asked her was she thought, the bystander said she didn't know, but whatever it was had no wings and didn't appear to be a plane or helicopter. As they both watched the object finally flew directly overhead and they still weren't able to say for any certainty what it was. The witness who called said the object appeared as if it was changing shape, but once again it was high up. There was a little red coloring on it and a white glow coming off it. The woman wondered if this sighting had been at night, would this object be possibly glowing? The lady also said that the object "may" have been at the altitude of a Jet Airliner. (an approx: idea of the height). She added that no contrail was seen following the object. She admits that the other sighting out of Vancouver the fellow reported for June 19 may have been different, she still thought it important to report what she saw because there might be a connection between the two.
After the lady arrived home she called CHEX Television and talked to one of the news people and asked him if anyone had reported seeing this strange object. He said no other calls had come into the newsroom. The following day the lady called the local airport to enquire about what she had seen .... and was told by the tower that they had no calls about the sighting and if the object was that high up they would not have tracked it as the tower only keeps track of the lower airspace.
I would like to thank the witness for calling in her report.
Alabama, Dauphin Island Pkwy
Date: June 20, 2004
Time: 9:45 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 2
Shape of objects: Just super sized round light ball.
Full Description of event/sighting: Well the first object I caught while I was hazily viewing out at night my window waiting on a theory to fall asleep, it was a real huge super extremely bright ball of light. I thought it was a star in fact at first and I was wondering why it was so extremely bright. Then I thought it might be an airplane flying, but it had no movement ,I wondered, was it a new star? It sensed me watching it as I turned my eyes and head too strain. It dropped down about 3 times its radius and cut too the left about 4.5 times its radius and moving so fast that it was streaking the light. It darted off too the right super fast, but I could only see the streak about a quarter of a second or about 6.5 times its radius. I laid there on my bed and about 11 minutes later another object appeared with the exact type of light. It came in from a direction that would of approached the first object from the left, it was at a closer proximity too me, but it appeared out of invisibility I suppose. Because of its speed all it was, was a super fast, super lightened up flash of light about 13 times the radius of the first object. It was however the exact type of light the first UFO produced.
Thank you to the person for this report.
Spencerville, Indiana , Wedge Shaped Object
Date: June 20, 2004
Hello Brian I'm from Indiana and (name removed) sent me to you. I took a photo of something that happened on Sunday June 20th, 2004. While we were out for a ride in the country my grandson seen some cows, and he wanted a picture of them.
The first time I tried taking a picture of one real close to the car, well strange thing it would not work, so I decided to take one of the group of them. To my surprise when I downloaded the picture to the computer I saw something else in it. The sky was partly cloudy, no birds were around and it was not a hot air balloon either. If you can please look at this picture as I have attached it to this email. Please email me back.
Thanks again.
Additional Information Below:
Hello again,
Ok the camera is a ion 50 digital camera and it is a small one believe me, we had taken some other pictures just before this of a covered bridge just down north of this area I took this picture at.
I'm from Fort Wayne, Indiana, the picture was taken around Spencerville, Indiana where a covered bridge is located, the cows were in a field by an Amish farm. We indeed did not see anything in the sky when the picture was taken it was partly cloudy out and sun was west of the field we were driving east. It was very quiet in the area no other cars were not even around us in fact was a back road by the St. Joseph river. There is no airport around this area and no airplanes were seen or even visible good day except for the clouds. What was strange though before I had taken this picture I tried taking a picture of a cow right in front of the car by the fence and the cam would not work which was strange for there was plenty of light , so I had decided to take the picture of the herd of cows and it again would not snap, the 3rd attempt is what I capped.
When I came home and downloaded it that is when we all seen the strange object in the sky, it is triangle in shape and you can see heat or energy coming around it.
My hubby said OMG there was nothing in the sky when you took this picture, we are all amazed at this and thanks for letting me know all and please email me back, my grandson is 4 yrs old.
Thanks again.
Thank you to the person for sending along the photo and the report.
Southeastern California Or Western Arizona
Date: June 20, 2004
Time: 7:45 a.m. PST
I was flying east from San Diego to Chicago on Sunday the 20th when I noticed a bright object flying below. I've seen planes and other objects from the air before but this was unusual in that it was very bright and slow moving. It seemed to be fairly large and low in altitude. Let me know what you think.
Lets see, from what I could see about how it moved, it was moving pretty slowly to the west (while I was flying east). Seemed to be much slower than a commercial airline but still going at a decent speed (30-60 mph). Ya, I think it might be a blimp but if it is, its flying through a really desolate area with no one to advertise to and only simple roads. It didn't really do any maneuvering, it was just cruising along.
The main thing that really stood out was the weird shape. It had short stubby wings, a bulky flat front, and a huge tail fin.
I took the picture from a commercial airline flying east up at probably 26,000 ft and moving at around 400+ mph. The area is probably southeastern California or western Arizona. This is still in the basin and range region, not yet at the Colorado plateau.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Vancouver, B. C. - Cigarette-Shaped Object
Date: June 22, 2004
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Hi Brian, thanks for writing me back. Well, I was driving on Oak Street around 7:45 p.m. last night ( June 22/04 ), heading South, which is the direction of the Vancouver Airport in Richmond, B.C. The sky was clear, still very light out and I noticed this white cigarette-shaped object sort of just hanging in the sky, slow moving. I remember saying to my friend whom I was on my cell phone with at the time that I was looking at a UFO. It floated around for about a min. before it took off towards the West and then disappeared. I'm positive that this was NOT an airplane, one flew by a few min. later and there was no comparison, plus the airplane made so much noise while the other flying object was silent. This is not the first time I have seen a UFO but this is the first time I've been 100% sure of what I saw. I get Goosebumps every time I tell people what I saw.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
Scotts Valley, California
Date: June 23, 2004
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Spherical
Full Description of event/sighting: I work at the local wastewater plant and am always the last one to leave. I was walking though the facility when I saw an object in the sky that appeared to be hovering or floating. It was in the flight path over town that leads to San Jose International Airport at about 30 miles north. I thought it was a hawk at first, but it began to move north to south, picking up speed and climbing. I ran to my office and picked up the Kodak D270 and ran back out in time to take a single shot. I could not see the object through the viewfinder, but I pointed and captured a photo of a spherical object. When I looked again, it was gone. About 30 seconds later a commercial jet came by at approximately the same altitude but slightly to the east, so I took a photo of that for a size-comparison. An orb is clearly visible in Photoshop with slight magnification. I will send the jpegs if you like.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
Finger Lake Region of New York - Sightings and Missing Time
Brian, thanks for the return to my email, I appreciate it. There is no connection between the recent three sided red mark on my leg and the cylindrical object spotted as the two events took place several years apart with the mark appearing 2 weeks ago and the sighting taking place 5 years ago when I first started seeing chemtrails. <p>
Let me say at the start of this I have, over the years contacted several people about my experiences. All the correspondence took place more than two years ago when I did not have a PC. They all were by snail mail. All I ever got from my reaching out for answers and sharing my experiences for my own edification was "visitors". I have had, in my very rural area at my home in the Finger Lake region of New York visits by persons unknown. Let me explain. I had started to see several vans appear in places that were near my home parked and facing my house with one to two men in them watching god knows what. I on several occasions I made attempts to confront these vehicles and they would race off and vanish.
My home is situated in a way that to snoop on my residence someone would have to park 200 yards away tucked in on a seasonal road just inside tree cover. To catch them I would have needed several vehicles as the road splits not far from where they parked. I never had enough warning to actually accomplish this and subsequently I never got to catch them. I also had a bogus FedEx "van" park in my neighbors driveway watching my house. I could see with binoculars the magnetic fake signs on the side. I have a friend who delivers for FedEx and he told me they never farm out deliveries to temps so I`m sure it was another snoop. When this vehicle was spotted I made it clear I saw them as I went out on my porch with my binoculars and stood there glaring at the vehicle. After maybe 2 minutes it started up and raced off. I am not now or have ever been involved in criminal activity or have been a suspect needing the attention of law enforcement in any way.
One time I called the local sheriffs department to report strange activity when I saw the van again and I guess they monitor the radio because as the call went out they left way before the deputy could get here. I say this is all I ever got for telling some people about my experiences and I`m telling you because you must know there are some people and sites that must be used to get contact info about experiencers for whatever reason. This is why I do not bother to reach out for help or explanations anymore. Not only does it bring "company" but it has also increased odd UFO activity too. Can they both be connected? Who knows if the Gov`t is complicite in the scheme of things wanting to know WHAT WE REMEMBER and what we are doing about it.
I have lived here for ten years this September,during that time my wife and I and a friend who at one time spent the whole Summer camped out in my woods. I own (removed) acres of pasture and mixed woods here and it is remote and private. During the ten years we have seen shafts of light, a disc pass over the skylight in our bedroom and send a beam of brilliant blue/white light down onto us, waking us up. We went to the sliding patio door adjoining the bedroom in time to see a disc moving slowly away from the house with the beam of light still shining down till it we lost sight of it as it passed over the tree tops going South. It was about 300 feet up and silent. Four years ago this July 4th we were heading back home from a vet visit with a dog at 11:30 a.m. when a disc passed across our path at eye level. It was disc shaped with lights around the outer edge.
It moved so fast that to describe it would be like seeing someone shooting an arrow a cross your field of view and if you didn't know it was coming you might not know it was passing by. The object moved very fast and it passed across the front of the car so close it was no more than 20 feet in front of us in level flight, moving from the South to North. My wife was so traumatized by this she turned white and I believe she went into mild shock. She would not venture down that road for over a year after that experience. Five years ago we were getting last minute groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner and as we approached the house we saw a sphere about 6-8 feet in diameter sitting motionless just a few feet above the center of the roof. As we stopped short of the driveway it started to move away in a slow fashion then as it cleared the roof it sped up and moved away at a 45`angle gaining speed and altitude.
As it went faster it seemed to become less visible like it was fading out before it was lost in the sky. To see the image of it "thinned out" and faded into invisibility before it was physically out of visual range. When we got into the house, the home smelled like ozone and we both felt irritated and violated in some way. The house felt creepy and we were uncomfortable. We also have one known incident of lost time. I recall this vividly. I was making coffee and my wife was watching the noon news. The next thing I recall it is a day later, I was standing in the middle of my kitchen and disoriented. I went into the next room where my wife was and she said she felt odd and couldn't` explain why.
I finished making my coffee and looked outside. My dogs had been without food and water which was odd because I had just fed them at 11:00 a.m. I went to the mailbox and it had two days mail crammed into it. Coming back to the house I saw the answering machine was blinking. I had two days of calls on it, some were from my mother in law, angry as to why my wife had not bothered to return her calls. There were many other subtle clues including bruising on my hips and ankles as well as my wife's. We felt dirty and tired. I felt achy and thirsty and generally someone not very cheery for a day or two.We never told family about this. There are other incidents to tell you about but I`ll stop here and recall the others for you. Hope this helps. I have not made an effort to reveal any of these encounters and since making that concerted effort it has been fairly quiet. If they start again I need to reconsider my new efforts.
Brian, One very intriguing incident I really have to tell you is the black helicopters. Co-inciding with the van stuff we had become used to getting regular visits from military helicopters. This makes me wonder, is the military involved with the UFO business or are the craft UFO`s disguised as helicopters? A UFO visit seems to bring the helicopter. Right after we moved here I had no contact with UFO researchers and the like. I had no burning desire to get involved with the UFO phenomena even though they have been a part of my life since a very long sighting when I was 9 years old, which included me and most of the neighborhood.
That story later.. we had just moved here when one night we heard a rushing sound outside. I went to the picture windows that line the great room here.(these windows are 2 stories tall and are 4x8 feet, so essentially a wall of windows) As I went to the glass and looked out, what I saw was a black helicopter with the skids at my floor level !! The pilot was looking straight at me but he had a helmet and outfit on so I could not really see who it was. This frightened me and also irritated me so I got my portable searchlight and went back to the window. I shined it into the cockpit through the front windscreen. The pilot raised the craft up away from my direct beam of my spotlight. I then went upstairs and got my laser sight I was going to put on a rifle. I pointed the red laser light into the face area of the pilot, that caused a quick response to peel off and fly away at a great speed.
This chopper was as close as you can get without hitting the house with the rotor blades. It also was silent except for air rushing sounds. I am an USAF veteran, experienced with helicopters during my time in the AF.I also have worked for Bell Hel Co, in Amarillo ,Texas for 6 years. I know aircraft and especially helicopters. I believe there is stealth technology available for helicopters to quiet them down but I don`t think this was the case here to the best of my knowledge. During the time here we have also had regular visits by Cobra helicopters. They come down low and usually pass over without stopping. There is a very interesting side note to the Cobra chopper connection., While in Rochester (NY) taking care of some shopping I stopped at a subshop to get dinner to take home. While there I saw two uniformed men in nomex flight suits come in.
This shop was very near to the airport so I was intrigued by them being there. I was waiting for my food when I walked over to the table they were sitting at and struck up a conversation with the usual. I told them I was former AF and they invited me to sit while I waited for my food. We chatted small talk and flying and planes etc. and I noticed one had a Navy insignia on his suit and the other had AF. I was intrigued by the Navy designation as far as I knew the Navy had no connection to Cobra ships. Anyway, as I was chatting they told me they fly the Cobra. The next thing I said changed everything. I said, "Hey you guys fly South into the Southern (removed)?" They said yes we do. I said "You are the guys to fly to my house almost every day aren't you?" They froze, thought and from that second on they never spoke another word to me nor did they answer any further questions. They actually acted like they made a boo boo and then proceeded to pretend I was not there. I got my food and left. They did continue to fly over on and off with less frequency to this day, but as I no longer get involved with UFO sites, etc. It has slowed down.
Brian, My first recall of something amiss was when I was watching TV at about 8 years old and I got a severe nosebleed. My mom rushed me to the kitchen sink and ran the cold water. As I had my head over the stainless steel sink bleeding a metallic object fell out of my nose. It was about 3/8 of an inch on each side, it was triangular in shape and a dull grey metal. It was three sided but the shape of each leg reminds me of a shark tooth. It was not pointed but had a slight radius on the points of each of the three legs. It hit the sink with a clink and with the water running full blast it went down the drain. My mom thought I had the nosebleed because I had stuck something in my nose. After stopping the bleeding my mom took me to the Doctor. He used silver nitrate to seal the wound but I had several nosebleeds after that which would come on at random times, causing me to return to the Doctor for more nitrate cauterizing. In those days of the early 60`s there were no intense examinations like MRI etc, they just looked up there and the Doctor said it was a wound way up in my nasal passage and was confused as to how I got it.
Brian, One thing I can say. Nothing good has ever come out of my experiences. It seems telling people can make it start again and maybe there is a suggestion planted deep in my head that talking is bad news. I don't no but even now I feel a for boding about talking about this stuff. One time I called Art Bell up and felt compelled to relate an encounter, when I prepared the call I had two phones here ready as I expected a problem. When he answered and put me on I could hear him, but he could not hear me, I went to the second phone and it too was dead. Both phones have worked fine since. I felt creeped out all that night and couldn't sleep after that. One researcher started calling me endlessly and begged to meet at a mutual location. This person had also contacted another contactee and that woman ended up with missing time while in the company of this "high visibility researcher". She said while in her company she was watched and while eating dinner two men stayed close and eavesdropped on the conversations. After leaving the dinner she said the men followed them in an obvious fashion and when she brought it up to the researcher she acted like she didn't notice or care. Lots of weird stuff going on Brian.
Thank you to Rick for this very interesting report. (Permission was granted to use his first name only).
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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