- Location: Morehead, Kentucky (Rowan County)
Date: Friday, November 21, 2003
Time: Between 9 and 10:00 p.m.
- In effort to further explore the report of 'unidentified
lights' and screaming sounds alleged in Morehead, Kentucky, an internet
search was conducted to retrieve the address and phone numbers of residents
of Adams Lane (law officer earlier contacted had advised of the search
taking place near this location).
- After a "reverse lookup" was conducted at the
internet resource http://www.theultimates.com one residency was identified
on Adams Lane in Morehead, Kentucky.
- That number was called around 6:30 p.m. this evening
(Sunday, November 30, 2003) and I inquired if anyone could help me with
information about the report of screaming sounds heard around one week
- The call was received by Dr. Virgil Davis, a U.K. college
- "I was here when the screams were heard," he
said. "There were some loud, blood-curdling screams but nobody could
find out anything more."
- I then asked if Dr. Davis knew anything about any UFO
sighting and he said: "Yes, I saw it."
- Dr. Davis said that he was driving toward his home on
Friday, November 21 between 9 and 10:00 p.m. with his 2 sons, 15 and 18-years
old (He recalls the specific date, knowing that one son is in college and
would not have been home any day except Friday).
- While driving, they all spotted a soundless aerial object
over a nearby open field that was described as an oval-shaped, white-colored
light source as big as a pea held at arms length which moved 'like a hummingbird
- The object, seen in the dark and clear night skies, was
relatively high when first seen and was "coming down, moving in increments
as if an elevator would drop and stay there awhile, then drop and stay
there awhile," Dr. Davis said.
- After the first 3 or 4 minutes of visual observation,
the object began moving around to different parts of the sky. They got
out of car to see if they could identify this object and verified to their
satisfaction that the object was not a plane, helicopter or aurora borealis.
- "My first inclination was to rationalize what this
object could have been," Dr. Davis said. "rather than jumping
to conclusions. After we ruled out the various possible explanations we
assumed that this was a UFO."
- "I know for a fact that there was no explanation
for this object and I'm just glad I had my two sons with me to see it,"
- After observing this object for a few minutes, Dr. Davis
and his 2 sons got back in the car and drove on to their home under a certain
sense of apprehension.
- "I would say that our feeling was more a sense of
apprehension than fear," he said, "I did not know what it was
we were looking at and had some concern that it might or could have spotted
- After driving the short distance to their house, they
went to a second floor bedroom and looked out the window to the northwest
where they continued to watch the object. It descended lower toward the
ground and seemed to be settling in a nearby field where its color had
shifted from a white to an orange. As the object got lower and lower to
the ground, it became bigger and its color changed to a reddish light.
- He said that the size of the object increased from a
pea at arms length to a dime at arms length, stressing that its size, from
his perspective, was "not quite as drastic as a nickel at arms length."
- "There was like a vacuum of silence while we watched
this," Dr. Davis said, "it was like everything was real quiet,
at a standstill and then when it became a red color, everything went crazy."
- Dr. Davis said that animals in the area suddenly erupted
in a frenzy. His neighbors dog was barking crazily and his German Shepherd
dog tried to break its chain.
- From his perspective, the object descended to the ground
but was not certain that it touched or made contact with the ground as
trees prevented him from seeing this with certainty.
- "At that point, after this object got red, it just
"shot off" like a dart, some kind of acceleration and it just
took off to the west. We just stood there dumbfounded."
- He said the sighting lasted for an estimated 10 to 15
- "I was very reluctant to call the police about a
UFO sighting," he said, "at that point, we were not going to
- "Right after that my 2-sons went back outside and
heard the screaming. It was a female voice. They got in the car and within
minutes had called from their cell phone to say that they had been hearing
screaming sounds in the field where this thing came down," he said.
- "Approximately 20-minutes after the UFO sighting
the police were at my door, there were about 20 officers and a rescue squad
over in the field where I spotted the UFO. They were combing the area and
had asked me what I knew about someone screaming."
- "Apparently, others had heard the screaming sounds."
- I asked Dr. Davis if he could explain what was heard
and he emphasized that he did not hear the screaming sounds himself, that
his 2 sons heard the disturbing commotion, along with other residents in
the area that notified law enforcement.
- Dr. Davis paused from our conversation to check with
one of his sons, asking if he could recount the nature of the screaming
sounds. He said it was a desperate, blood curdling scream of a female voice
that kept saying: "Help me, oh my God, help me!"
- "Apparently several people had heard the screaming,
I don't know how long it lasted," he said.
- When the police arrived at his doorstep knocking on his
door (an estimated 15 minutes after the UFO departed), Dr. Davis volunteered
information about the UFO sighting.
- "I took the officer to the side and explained to
him that this is going to sound crazy, but I need to tell you what I saw
- "I told the police about the UFO after they came
to the door, I don't know if anyone else saw the UFO but the officer taking
my report took me seriously. He didn't write anything down while I talked
with him," Dr. Davis said.
- When asked if the police officer indicated that anyone
else had also witnessed the UFO, Dr. Davis said that the police officer
said he had seen a UFO also, but was uncertain if he was referring to the
same object or a separate, unrelated sighting.
- Dr. Davis said that aside from reporting this to the
police officer who knocked on his door, he had not reported this sighting
to any other person and that he was not the source for the report which
was submitted to The National UFO Reporting Center. He was puzzled how
the report made it to NUFORC and said that neither he, nor his sons, reported
the sighting to anyone.
- "I'm still trying to figure out who reported this,"
Dr. Davis said after our conversation. He went on to say how he got "freaked
out" when the cops came to the door asking about the screaming sounds.
- He described the area of his residence as isolated and
surrounded by fields and woodland. His road is paved. He emphasized that
the screaming sounds came from the immediate area where the unidentified
object had came to the ground. "The screaming sounds came from the
field, and I have no explanation for it."
- Dr. Davis, who teaches psychology for the Ashland, Kentucky
Community College branch of the University of Kentucky, also said that
he had previously seen a UFO when he was in his Freshman year in college
at Morehead State University in 1976. He said the object was similar to
what he saw on Friday, November 21, 2003.
- I am deeply impressed by Dr. Davis and his efforts to
remain objective and rationalize various explanations about the sighting.
Based on his observation, the object in question is nothing to do with
Aurora Borealis or 'northern lights.' Dr. Davis allowed permission to
use his name and employment in this report, having no objection to it attached
with the UFO sighting and situation involving a search party near his home.
- Information furnished by Dr. Davis sheds new light on
this case. Comments from him directly contradict the dismissive approach
taken by law officers in remarks made during earlier inquiries (who also
incorrectly advised that the event was on Sunday, November 23) regarding
a UFO situation that corresponds with the screams.
- When informed that a Morehead policeman and a fire rescue
officer told me that "someone had seen the northern lights,"
Dr. Davis scoffed at the suggestion and was in disbelief.
- "I can't believe they said that, this was definitely
not the northern lights."
- He said that tomorrow he will inspect the 50-acre field
where the object descended.
- The report to NUFORC suggests that the UFO was also sighted
by witnesses with the rescue squad responding to the scene. This might
suggest that the screaming sound was heard simultaneous to the visual sighting
of the UFO. Peter Davenport of NUFORC states: "The person who submitted
the sighting report for Morehead, KY, provided no personal or contact information,
to include no e-address. It "reads" as if it was submitted by
a member of the team that was dispatched, i.e. it reads as if someone just
copied a written record of the dispatch. I would have responded to the
report, save for the absence of any means of contacting the source."
- That report states: "Morehead-Rowan Co. Rescue Squad
had a call from MPD of a female crying for help x3. From 2 witness. Then
there was a bright light in the sky for about 1 min. RESCUE SQUAD arrived
on scene and started searching the area 1st and 2nd witness reported seeing
this. The fire dept. was asked to begin searching with the thermal imaging
camera with no results found. Resident of Morehead was one of the witnesses.
Unless there is a confirmed report of a missing person, the search will
not be continued."
- The report of desperate, blood curdling screams from
a woman crying "Help me, Oh God, Help me" mar this case with
a disturbing sense of unusual dread. Clearly, there was a problem taking
place and this report raises the specter of reported UFO/human abduction
- Morehead, Kentucky is an estimated 45-miles south of
Flemingsburg, Kentucky, where a crop formation appeared in a Rye Field
in the spring of this year. A flap of crop formations and UFO sightings
also bewildered Southern Ohio in the summer of 2003, and during this flap
one strange account of a woman found in a Southern Ohio soybean field is
under investigative consideration.
- There is no certainty that this situation can be linked
to the UFO or crop circle flap aside from the chronological and regional
closeness, but the woman - who was hospitalized for a week after being
found by a farmer - reportedly experienced amnesia and did not know how
she got in the field. This matter is also held under close consideration
by researcher Donnie Blessing and will be pursued further.
- This present case of 'screaming sounds' from a female
voice is linked firmly to the UFO sighting as per the same location in
one specific field near Adams Lane in Morehead, Kentucky and the '20 minute
time frame' of the conclusion of the UFO sighting to the arrival of officers
involved in the search and rescue operation.
- Special thanks to Donnie Blessing, Peter Davenport
- Filed, November 30, 2003 KENNY YOUNG -- UFO Research