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‘Kentucky Sightings’

1948: The Thomas Mantell Incident (aircraft crashes after chasing UFO)

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 7, 1948 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Day Location: Godman Air Force Base, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-VI (Close Encounter VI) Death of a human or animal associated with a UFO sighting. Cattle mutilations would fall into this category. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): inverted ice cream cone Color of Object(s): grey Number of Witnesses: Source: Tony Dodd, excerpt from ‘Flight to destruction: The strange death of pilot Thomas Mantell‘ Original Source Summary: Many stories have been written about the untimely death of Captain Thomas Mantell whose USAF P-51 Mustang aircraft crashed on the 7th. January 1948, shortly after having observed a UFO seen… Read More

1955: THE HOPKINSVILLE ALIEN INVASION

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: August 21, 1955 Sighting Time: 7:00 PM Day/Night: Night Location: Hopkinsville, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: 12 hours No. of Object(s):  Multiple Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Special Features/Characteristics:   Goblins Source:  Isabel L Davis for CSI & Bed Ledwith; Anatomy 173; Magonia 372 Summary: At a short distance from the front door, both men were stopped dead in their tracks by the sight of a glowing hovering light, which came towards them and allowed them to see that it was in fact a 3 and a half feet tall creature,… Read More

1964 or 1965: Grand Bend Kansas UFO Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1964 or 65 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Grand Bend Kansas Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 75 feet above the ground and was approximately 200 yards away.  Shape of Object(s): cube Color of Object(s): white Number of Witnesses: Source: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=8809 Summary/Description: In the early 1960’s we lived in Kansas. We were small children then had a house on the North End of Great Bend, on the North end of Morton Street. One night in 1964 or 65, I looked out of the kitchen window and saw a ‘white cube’ that glowed… Read More

1969: Light Seen, Structure Disappears in Kentucky

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1969 in the fall Sighting Time: about 9 PM Day/Night: Night Location: near Frances, Kentucky Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 10 to 20 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): a 80 ft. high 80 ft. long and 80 ft. wide. Distance to Object(s): within 80 ft. Shape of Object(s): building? Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Eye witness report, W. L. D.  Full Report c.1969 Western Kentucky I will tell you all I can, what I tell you will be the truth. I am not sure of the dates, but it is close, J. K. he worked for me, and I went to the mine… Read More

1976: Boys out camping sight UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 26, 1976 Sighting Time: 11 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Patesville, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): bell Color of Object(s): golden color, Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Hancock County Clarion (Hawesville, KY), July 29, 1976 Summary: Five boys were camping in a forest valley, when at around 11 p.m. one of the boys glimpsed a bright, glowing bell-shaped object traveling at fantastic speed in an east-to-west direction. The object was a glowing, golden color, and maintained an altitude of 450-500 feet’. The boys described it as emitting “sparkles” from the rear as it traversed the sky. Full… Read More

1976: The Kentucky Abductions

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTIONS REPORT Date: January 6, 1976 Time: 2330 Location: Stanford, Kentucky Hynek Classification: CE4 Duration: Shape of Object(s): Disc Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com Source Summary: On January 6, 1976, three women were abducted near Stanford, Kentucky. As they were driving together to have dinner, a bright red object appeared in the sky, which Mona Stafford at first thought was an airplane on fire. As the object descended from the right side of the road to a point ahead of them, they could see that it was not an airplane, but a huge object bigger than “two houses.” The three women who were abducted near Stanford, Kentucky. Left to right: Louise Smith, Elaine Thomas,… Read More

1977: Abduction by machine-like beings

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: January 27, 1977 Sighting Time: 1:05 a.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Prospect, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: 35 mins. No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 10 x 40 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): rectangular Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Source: Carlo Ruekeri, APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 7 (Jan. 1977) Summary: Lee Parish, 19, experienced missing time after seeing a UFO. Through hypnosis, he recovered the lost memory of his experience aboard the ship. “Before him stood three objects which he instinctively felt or sensed were sentient beings, although they were definitely not human: a “black one,” a… Read More

1993: Two police officers have dogfight with UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: February 27, 1993 Sighting Time: around 11:50 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Jefferson County, Kentucky Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): pear-shaped Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: Gardiner Harris, Louisville Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Mar. 4, 1993 Reported: Summary/Description: Two Jefferson County air unit police officers — described by their lieutenant as “solid guys” — swear they had a two-minute dogfight with a UFO during a routine helicopter patrol Friday night. Two officers on the ground said… Read More

1999: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Sightings

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 16, 1999 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati Sightings Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: Full Report Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Sightings (Compiled reports) Kenny Young 16th November 1999 As of the assembling of this note, newsrooms all across this area are being flooded with calls of concern regarding an unusual aerial spectacle seen in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati vicinity. One witness to the incident, a resident of Cincinnati, informed this reporter that shortly after 7:00 p.m. while traveling northbound on… Read More

2002: Triangle UFO in Ewing, Kentucky

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April, 2002 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Ewing, Kentucky Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Triangle Color of Object(s): black Number of Witnesses: Multiple Special Features/Characteristics: Sketch, Silent, Body Lights Source: coasttocoastam.com Original Source Reported: Summary/Description: From the witness: “When we got to our home, at the end of our drive was a black triangle with 3 dimly lit lights. The triangle made no sound and was just barely clearing the trees. The triangle traveled very slowly so its ability to maintain altitude was not due to aerodynamics. The next day… Read More

2003: Kentucky Screaming Sounds Linked to UFO Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 21, 2003 Sighting Time: Between 9 and 10:00 PM. Day/Night: Night Location: Morehead, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 10 to 15 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): oval Color of Object(s): white to an orange color and changed it to a reddish light. Number of Witnesses: Special Characteristics: Screaming Sounds,  Landing Source: Full Report by Kenny Young Morehead, Kentucky (Rowan County) – Friday, November 21, 2003 – Between 9 and 10:00 PM. Summary In effort to further explore the report of ‘unidentified lights’ and screaming sounds alleged in Morehead, Kentucky, an internet search… Read More

2003: Owensboro, Kentucky Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Winter 2003 Sighting Time: 8:00 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Owensboro, Kentucky Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 2000′ Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): black Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features/Characteristics:   Source: Summary/Description: 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… Read More

2005: Black Triangle over Kentucky

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 30, 2005 Sighting Time: 4:55 A. M. Day/Night: Nighttime Location: Paducah, Kentucky Urban or Rural: urban – will lite for night houses and trees main streets. No military bases or power plants but there is A uranium inrichment plant. Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 8 mins No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): 70 to 80 feet wing span and 40 to 55 length. 15 to 20 feet tall. Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): triangle Color of Object(s): flat Number of Witnesses: Single Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: UFOEvidence.org Original Source Reported: Summary/Description:  I was going home on foot toward the north… Read More