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Maine witnesses want explanation of light under cloud cover

Two Maine witnesses near Bangor reported watching and photographing a bright light they could not identify that appeared to be under the cloud cover, according to testimony in Case 70819 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image 1, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 1, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

The reporting witness and his wife were delivering newspapers at 5:30 a.m. on September 25, 2015, in Hampden and Winterport when the object was first noticed.

“I was in the passenger seat when I noticed a light in the sky larger and brighter than the rest,” the witness stated. “It also moved up the sky the later it got. It was the last object visible in the sky and eventually fades out.”

Witness image 2, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 2, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

The couple checked the following morning in the same position in the sky.

“It didn’t appear until roughly 3:30 a.m. That morning there were smaller lights in the sky also moving quickly towards the light. They changed directions quickly in patterns that planes don’t move. We’ve observed the large light come into the sky between 3:30 and 4:30 almost every morning since.”

Witness image 3, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 3, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

They eventually brought a camera with them and began photographing the object.

“Regular stars, such as Orion’s belt, didn’t show up on our camera, but the light did. We were mesmerized and had a hard time taking our attention off the object.”

Witness image 4, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 4, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 5, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 5, cropped. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness submitted five images with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 25, 2015. Maine MUFON is investigating. 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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    Looks just like the bright white Orb I saw in broad daylight at 11am last week 10/9 while out walking dog. Was flying by from my left to right and orig. thought is was a small white Cessna type plan until it got in front of me and could see it was perfectly round, took 5 Iphone5 pictures then decided to do what Dr Steven Greer advocates………I focused on it and concentrated and asked “it” to prove if an ET by stopping and coming back and immediately upon ending that thought THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT DID! Have to admit it scared me a bit so thought to it “that’s enough” and then it went perfect right turn then centered itself then to the left then centered again and hovered. A jogger came by and startled me and asked me what I was looking at………I felt weird telling her so asked her what she thought! She thought it was weird but did not know so I admitted that I had studied Ufology and thought it was an Orb. I did not have the moxy to tell her what it just did prior to her running up to me! Quite an experience, my second one in this area in 2 years, both daytime, last one was hovering cylindrical but this one looks just like the Orb in picture above……….next time try to “communicate with IT”!

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    Um, you try to communicate with them. lol. I’m not as brave as you are, think they are fine up there right where they are thank you very much. lol. I have had 6 or 7, losing count, sightings of similar things, one was a triangle UFO made of light orbs and dancing orbs below it and it was clearly hiding behind clouds but they weren’t quick enough and I caught them. Unfortunatley you couldnt see them
    on film, too far away but could see them clearly with binoculars – middle of the day too. I have seen the same bright hyper moving object each night starting around 8pm and lasting just over an hour or a little more and it appears in the same spot in the sky and moves to the middle of my view, red, white and blue flashing lights. Moves in ways planes or copters don’t and just hangs in the sky as if watching below. It can’t be a planet as it moves too fast, no idea what it is. Other UFOs seen during the day that mimic trails from a jet but clearly is not a jet – movement too odd.

    Cloud UFOs are becoming my favourite though I have to say and not only UFOs in the clouds but just very odd things too like lights in the darker grey clouds two equally spaced as if they are headlights peeking through the dark clouds, bright white spots usually along the edges of clouds that, if you watch for sometime with binoculars start to move upward in a point and wind up making bigger cloud parts. Sometimes you can spot dark objects in the clouds close to those brighter white moving spots that look triangle shaped as if there are UFOs sinking into or behind the clouds. I have seen, twice in a couple of months odd shaped rainbow strips and out of them came large UFOs or what looked like them. I don’t look at clouds the same way anymore. I have seen two large orange orbs one on top of the other a couple of years back in a clear sky and quite close as well. That sighting could havae been a stealth new vehicle though from reports in the news about some new warfare craft I head about later but it was really spooky looking.

    Look up and for longer, you will spot them too, I promise. What the heck are they doing up there is what I want to know and who the heck are they? Gulp.

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    Let me guess – you were looking east? This is the planet Venus. Very bright right now. Moves higher in the sky as time goes by and eventually fades out in the morning light.

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