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City of Morgantown from the west side of the Monongahela River. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
City of Morgantown from the west side of the Monongahela River. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

UFO reported hovering near Morgantown, West Virginia

A West Virginia witness at Morgantown reported a hovering UFO “larger than a plane” about 1:15 a.m. today, according to testimony in Case 60886 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

“I have been watching this thing for 30 minutes to an hour,” the witness stated. “It stays in its location but moves around in a zigzag or dancing pattern side-to-side and up and down without actually going anywhere. It hovers in same spot for long periods.”

The object seemed to get out of the way of a passing airplane.

“When a plane was approaching at about the same altitude, it moved up about double and then triple the space above the plane. After the plane passed, it came back down.”

Twenty-five minutes after first observing the object, the witness was still watching it.

“I am between Grafton and Morgantown on Route 119. The UFO is in the eastern sky. When I first started watching, it was just to the right of the dipper. It is lower in the sky now and the dipper is up above. I tried taking photos with a camera phone and a video camera which ran out of power and then film. Don’t know if I got anything.”

The witness report indicates the object was hovering at 500 feet or lower and was approximately one mile or more from the witness.

MUFON has been receiving more UFO reports from West Virginia than it normally gets. Five other UFO case investigations are underway for cases that occurred during October. We previously updated the ongoing story there as: West Virginia UFOs: New sighting describes cigar UFO hovering under 500 feet and Uptick in West Virginia low flying UFO cases.

Please keep in mind that most UFOs can be identified as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. No images or videos were uploaded with the MUFON report, which was filed on October 24, 2014. West Virginia MUFON is investigating.

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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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    Where are the cell phone pics?

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    Had a report from central Pennsylvania last night at midnight regarding something in the southeastern sky…

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    i have been seeing a unidentified object where i live at in horner wv and at work about 15 mins away in buckhannon wv.It flys about a mile from the ground.It looks like a sphere and it is a hazy greenish glowing color.It makes no sound and leaves no vapor trail.I constantly have my eyes glued to the sky so i know what to look for.But for some reason everytime i have seen it the object is always flying over top of me in one direction.I have seen about 5 or 6 times now.The second time i saw it as it flew over top.I saw a very bright blinding light come from underneath of it.I have been trying to get a good recording ofibut dont have any good expensive equipment to take video and it is always between 7:30 pm to 9 pm when i see it.The object flys slow and like i said the light on it is solid with absoluetly no blinking.Which i know its not a airplane because i work close to a airport here in buckhannon and there are regulations for night time flying and the airplanes have to turn on there blinking lights.My father has flown planes for many years so i am well orientated with aircraft avionics.This is definetly no plane or helicopter and it is too close.I wouldve heard somekind of sound but dont.I naturaly try to scientificaly debunk things as i see them.This i can not explain.Is there anybody else out there that is seeing this.Mostly the craft flies over rt33 between weston and buckhannon.Can anybody help explain this.I feel alone in the matter.Thanks

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    I forgot to add that i saw this object on friday oct.24th and oct.27th.Not sure but couldve possibly been the same one that was spotted in morgantown because i was looking torwards one of the dippers when i saw it.But on oct.27th i saw a additional one.Thats how it caught my attention.

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    I also seen something in the sky Not sure what it was but I am sure it wasn’t of this world What ever it was it moved away after I shined my led flash light at it. Things are getting crazy in this town.

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    When I was younger, probably 1998, almost 30 now. I went to stay with my brother n my dad for the summer. They lived off the road that runs to Grafton, but they lived closer to the morgantown part. Then a road went 4 or 5 miles back up in the woods to my dads. One evening my brother n I were sitting on the back porch looking up at the sky. We noticed a single white light just moving steady across the sky. We watched it for what seemed like 10 seconds then behold it shot off like the ship off star trek at what had to be the speed of light. A minute or so later we noticed about 3 airplanes come from different directions to about where the spot was it took of from. We new these were airplanes investigating because they had the blinking red and white lights. We were so excited we woke up everyone in the house to tell them what we saw, but they could of cared less.
    Probably about 2 or 3 weeks later I was with my dad n brother heading to Grafton from his house. We got about to the road that runs from morgantown to Grafton. We saw something triangular hovering about the length of one or two telephone poles in height over the side of the road. We stopped and we got out to take a closer look. I remember looking up and trying to photograph it in my mind. It was dead quite it didn’t make a sound. There were circle shaped lights all over the bottom. I believe I counted 12. My dad had us get in the vehicle and left. I wanted to stay because I really wanted to know what it was, to this day I still wonder. I’m glad my dad made us leave it is hard to tell what could of happened to us.
    Now that I’m older I’m convinced with all the brilliant minds like Einstein, franklin, tesla. Its child play considering the technology the government has that we Dont know about. Its very possible the technology for UFOs has been known for a long time now by them. As for aliens, they look like something created in a test tube while doing genetic testing. It seems misinformation is what there using to blend all this into society. Even now on history channel there trying to say aliens are gods. Sounds like trying to control or abolish peoples religion and faith now.

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    Chad I live in Charleston and I have seen the exact same object for over a year now…

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    To much drugs, alcohol and beer….

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    Maybe they are drones!?!

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    I have had two similar sightings in Morgantown. Both in 2007. First time was in the early evening, second time was late at night. Both times the object was sphere-ish and had a bright glow, it hovered for 15-20 seconds then took off quickly following the river upstream from behind the Chico’s bakery area.

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    For years I had something that seemed to follow me where ever I was, I could feel it and it always gave me a feeling of fear, one night it was hovering in the woods across from where I was living on Bill’s Lick in Jane Lew and it actually blew up behind Tim Waughs’ house, I saw and felt the explosion and called him to see if he did, which he did. He searched his property the next day and could not find anything. There were two of them that evening and after the explosion it zipped off. I could be at work, inside the house or else and I would feel it when it appeared, many times I would call my family to see if they could see the object in the sky that I was seeing but so many times I would take my kids and try to keep them close because I feared for their safety. I wish this was a lie but I swear on my life it’s all true. It’s been a few years now since this has happened and I really don’t understand any of it.

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    I had a sighting as well in Pennsylvania a couple months back.

    Saw an odd starlike object moving in an odd manor in the sky.

    Saw two planes flying fast with red and white blinking lights coming in the direction that the object had progressed through(ish)

    Object disappears, and one plane does a U-Turn mid air and flys back, other plane cuts off another way.

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