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Low flying UFO spotted over Gettysburg

A Pennsylvania witness at Gettysburg reported watching a fast-moving, bright object moving overhead under 1,000 feet that could not be identified, according to testimony in Case 82360 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness estimates the object was moving over 800 mph and flying under 1,000 feet over Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The witness estimates the object was moving over 800 mph and flying under 1,000 feet over Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The witness was outside on a front porch at 4 a.m. on February 26, 2017, smoking a cigarette, when the object was first noticed.

“Direction of flight was southwest,” the witness stated. “Speed would guess somewhere in the range of 800 mph and up. Traveling very low, but not so fast you couldn’t keep track of it. Shape was a straight line with a slight curve. Was still dark, so I couldn’t get a good look at it. Brightness was very, very bright, maybe as bright or brighter than one of those million-watt candle power flashlights. Length – if you would have held up a yard stick to it. It probably would have covered it.”

The object was very bright – like a million-watt power flashlight. Pictured: Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The object was very bright – like a million-watt power flashlight. Pictured: Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The witness guessed that the object was between 800 to 1,000 feet long.

“Maneuvering: I saw this bright line of lights coming from the southeast heading directly over Gettysburg at least 800 to 1,000 feet up. I thought it was a jet or plane so kept watching it because of how very low it was and had all these lights in a row. It then turned slightly heading my direction, which was northerly, but just a few seconds in its turn, it turned right back toward a southwest direction toward Fairfield with no difficulties whatsoever, for the size of the craft.”

The witness did detect some sound associated with the craft.

“Sound: a very low humming sound. At first I thought it could have been a large jet, but at that close of a distance and height, the engines would have been roaring and most definitely you would have been able to identify it as being a jet. Appearance: all I can say it was a basic line with a slight curve with at least 10 to 12 lights, all bright,bright white. No red, no blue, and none blinking.”

The object omitted a lower humming sound as it moved over. Pictured: Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The object omitted a lower humming sound as it moved over. Pictured: Gettysburg, PA. (Credit: Google)

The witness is age 59 and is a retired federal employee and army veteran.

Gettysburg is a borough and the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania, population 7,620. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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    A thought occured to me that I would like to put out there for anyone to answer…I was looking at the night sky the other day when I spotted an aeroplane flying above and I began to think to myself “if aliens were intent on flying around in our atmosphere without announcing their presence, do they not possess the technology to disguise their space ships to appear as one of our own aeroplanes” ? Think of the Movie Transformers where the alien robots were disguised as earth vehicles…Camouflaging UFO’s to appear as aeroplanes would be an effective way of blending in and provide them the freedom to explore and travel without comprimising their presence. Their only concern would be flight Watchtowers and Control Centre’s, but that is far less of a comprimise as opposed to flying around unmasked. If they are technologically advanced enough to build such space crafts, I’m certain it would be a piece of cake for them to add a few cosmetic modifications to resemble an earth plane?

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    Following my previous post I came across some topics on your sight featuring “shape changing UFO’s”. Could it be that those eyewitnesses caught sight of UFO’s in the midst of changing shape to disguise as an aeroplane?

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